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I love it when Dilbert gets political

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
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“How bad is it going to get?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Yesterday, a reader wrote me and asked: “I have been wondering how bad the current economic “crisis” will get. Depending on who I talk to I have been told everything from “this is simply part of the normal cycle of economics” to being told to invest heavily in ammo” Ok, here’s my take on it. […]

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Possibly the most profound words I have ever heard spoken

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

“We are living in a universe of willing slaves; which is what makes the concept of liberty so dangerous, and the concept of freedom so dangerous” — James Baldwin

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So, we’re not all going to drown, or be killed by hurricanes?

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

This is the single best, and clearest, explanation of the Rationalist Position on global warming I’ve Ever Seen Key line: “So, why don’t we ever talk about the suns contribution to global warming? …Well, because we can’t regulate it, tax it, or make it feel guilty for what it’s doing“. Got it in one there […]

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Managing to Fail

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The alarmist, emotionally manipulative tone, and shallow nature of this report offends me; but I have to say, if anything, the picture they paint of DHLs operations is actually nowhere near bad enough. They’re only focusing on the impact of the closure here without ever asking why. I know from the inside. I was a […]

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Let me just talk about numbers again for one second…

Friday, January 30th, 2009

So let me ask you, what do you think would stimulate the economy more: $819 billion of taxpayer money and bad debt on our national credit cards; distributed via political favoritism, cronyism, and cherry picking of favored causes $2,676 in the pocket of every single man, woman, and child in America $7,122 for each and […]

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The Unselfaware Irony of Fascism

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Eric Arthur Blair famously said “The word FASCISM has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies “something not desirable.“. In this he was referring (among other things) to the tendency of those on the left to call anything which restricted their tendencies or desires in any way fascists; which in such usage […]

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The Most Dangerous Phrase Strikes Again

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Seriously, congresscritters are morons. There can be no other explanation. Sadly, this is not the most idiotic, ridiculous, laughable, or embarrassingly stupid law ever proposed; but it’s close: “New Law Will Require Camera Phones to ‘Click’ Author: Michael Horton A new bill is being introduced called, Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, which would require any […]

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No Philosophy?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Several times over the past few years, well respected and well known people, have written that the reason liberty oriented people fail in the political arena, or achieve limited results that they cannot follow up on or capitalize on; is because there is no coherent philosophy behind the notion of liberty. In fact, the common […]

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A Conversation

Monday, November 10th, 2008

LSE (larval stage engineer): Exactly what kind of job can you get with a degree in feminism? Chris: Socialist Indoctrinator LSE: You’d think the market demand for socialist indoctrinator would be rather small… Chris: Sadly, no.

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Demographics, Statistics, and Signs of Hope

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Obviously, I disagree with the choice that 51% of Americans made last night, but in that choice, there are many aspects that I think are good things… perhaps great things. The first point, is that although the democrats are already trying to spin this as a huge numeric victory, it is not. Though the electoral […]

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Best Biden Interview Ever

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Found via Michelle Malkin UPDATE: The campaign retaliates by denying the TV station access for the rest of the campaign. WFTV-Channel 9’s Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it’s some of the best entertainment he’s seen recently. What do you think? West wondered about Sen. Barack […]

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The Coming Constitutional Crisis

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The following motion was filed in US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on October 22nd, and entered earlier today. This is an amended filing from the earlier motions (as is clear from the text); based on the state of the case as of the 22nd. Earlier, the Obama campaign filed a motion […]

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Gunblogger conference call with Missouri Governor Matt Blunt

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Earlier today, I participated in a conference call with Missouri governor Matt Blunt, on the subject of gun rights, John McCain, and Barack Obama. You may recall that recently, the Obama campaign worked directly with democratic party elected officials in the state of Missouri; engaging prosecutors and county sheriffs, to intimidate local media outlets, and […]

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A slight profundity

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

A question was asked of me recently: “Why don’t libertarians and real conservatives win elections”. Simple really. True libertarians and conservatives share the same electoral disadvantage: True libertarians and real conservatives, CANNOT win electorally, in a climate where everyone is allowed to vote; and that “everyone” includes the huge politically created classes (both underclass, and […]

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Ha Ha Only Serious

Monday, October 20th, 2008

This has to be John McCains Best Speech Ever Seriously, McCain delivers what is certainly the best speech he’s ever given… and it’s a comedy routine. Part 1: And part 2:

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Friday, September 12th, 2008

In fact, let me say unequivocally, I’m OK with more people dying, so long as we have more freedom; be it with drugs, or guns, or sex, or anything else. Are there limits? Of course there are; at the very least, my fist is limited by your nose… but doing immoral, unethical, and unconstitutional things […]

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Some Damn Good Advice From an American by Choice

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

No further commentary necessary.

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1,2,3 Set’em Up, and Knock’em Down

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

So, last night I watched, in succession (through the wonder of teh intartubes) the RNC speeches from Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, and Sarah Palin. Folks, there has not been a better slate of political speeches in my lifetime. Oh sure, Romney, Huckabee, and Lieberman were in the mix; but their contributions were meaningless and everyone […]

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Three words on Obamassiah and Biden

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Gross Tactical Error

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