As Stephen Littau noted, November 24th (Wednesday) is the busiest travel date in the country and it’s also National Opt Out Day. To assist Opt Out Day participants, and all air travelers after Wednesday, the Opt Out Alliance is providing free “Know Your Rights” travelers cards. I spoke with one of the key people at [...]Continue reading TSA updates from people who opposed the TSA before opposing the TSA was cool
“That’s the first sign you know you’re a libertarian. You see the red light. You stop. You realize that there’s not a car in sight. And you put your foot on the gas.” – Gary Johnson Former two-term Republican Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico has been hitting the news a lot lately. This makes [...]Continue reading It’s time for libertarians to start taking a look at Gary Johnson for POTUS 2012
“If a libertarian thinks he’s a better Republican and calls people like me a RINO or a liberal, I have a real problem with that.” – former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in a recent television interview. Of all of the politicians likely to become presidential candidates in 2012, it’s probably former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee [...]Continue reading Mike Huckabee: The Benedict Arnold of Today’s Tea Party Movement
Yesterday, we posted some new videos from the controversial self-described citizen journalist James O’Keefe. The videos highlighted racy footage taken at a New Jersey Education Association and the problems associated with teacher tenure. O’Keefe has just launched a third video dealing with the NJEA, this one alleging voter fraud in a 1997 Jersey City mayoral [...]Continue reading James O’Keefe Highlights Alleged Voter Fraud in Jersey City Mayoral Race
Noted for his role in taking down ACORN, gonzo filmmaker James O’Keefe is at it again. The Daily Caller provides an overview: O’Keefe, best known as the force behind last year’s ACORN scandal, said the first video was shot at a meeting of the New Jersey Education Association in August. Entitled Teachers Gone Wild, the [...]Continue reading James O’Keefe Taking Aim at NJ Teachers Union
Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds posted a link to a post over at Cool Material which, in a humorous manner, displays what might have happened if historical events had Facebook statuses. I had so much fun with the historical events graphic, I thought I’d take a stab at what some of the Founding Father’s posts might have [...]Continue reading What if the Founding Fathers could have posted to Facebook?
For some time, we’ve been using words and sometimes charts or graphs to describe the multitude of problems with government-run health care systems. The Greeks have finally allowed us to put a face to the issue. Well, perhaps a few extremities lower. From the Daily Caller: This Saturday, one of Greece’s most respected newspapers, To [...]Continue reading Government-Run Amputation Panels
Here are the first two tenets (of ten) of the organization dubbed 10:10: 10:10 is a voluntary emissions reduction campaign for any person, organisation or business to commit to cutting 10% of their emissions in a 12 month period starting in 2010. 10:10 is an inclusive campaign. Every person, business and organisation is welcome to [...]Continue reading The most revolting political video I’ve ever seen
“It is to put conservative values and conservative ideas into the thick of the fight for justice and opportunity. “This is what I mean by compassionate conservatism. And on this ground we will govern our nation. “We will give low-income Americans tax credits to buy the private health insurance they need and deserve. “We will [...]Continue reading Perhaps it’s time for a little compassionate libertarianism
Here’s where you can find the offending quote on the Internet. Here’s the challenge that was made to find the culprit: The above comment was left today by “Jimmy” on my post about the DADT cloture vote. The IP address *appears* to resolve to the neighborhood of GOP U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ Atlanta office. The [...]Continue reading From Saxby Chambliss’s Office: “All faggots must die”
Reason‘s Jesse Walker and the Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan have some back and forth and back again going on relating to the Tea Party movement and libertarianism. Sullivan notes: If only a left/right alliance would cooperate to end the drug war, get a grand compromise on the debt, and rein in defense spending and police state [...]Continue reading Will the Tea Party movement be willing to support libertarian-leaning candidates?
United Liberty’s live-blog of the State of the Union address will begin around 8:30pm. President Barack Obama will begin his speech to the joint session of Congress around 9pm. Liberty Papers contributors Jason Pye, Kevin Boyd and Stephen Gordon will be among the live bloggers for the event. Trying to insert the embed code now. [...]Continue reading A libertarian live-blog of the State of the Union address
Brad just asked what people are reading today. President Obama just provided some interesting reading material indeed. Here’s the opening text from an Executive Order dated January 11, 2010: EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States [...]Continue reading President Obama establishes Council of Governors by Executive Order
Alabama’s premium political blog reports the following: “The Department of Finance, Executive Budget Office has released a power point presentation on the same subject.” The topic of the report may be interesting, but that’s not why I’m posting these links. If you open up the Power Point presentation, here’s what you’ll see on page 5: [...]Continue reading This is your government on no-bid contracts
According to this Twitter account, if former Governor Mike Huckabee’s lips are moving, he’s lying. Let put that statement to a test. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview transcript (emphasis added): The last time out, my biggest challenge was with the establishment Republicans who just never showed their support. And while I think a [...]Continue reading Huckabee’s hypocrisy
For some time, it looked like Republicans were more persuasive liars than their counterparts in DC. After all, they (with the assistance of Judith Miller and The New York Times) convinced a great deal of Americans that aluminum tubes had been intercepted which were to be used to create nuclear bombs. Visions of Islamic terrorists [...]Continue reading The War of the Whoppers
My nephew and his wife (who recently got out of the Army) live in the Fort Hood area. After calling to see if they are all okay, I hit Facebook and Twitter to see if I could obtain some additional information. That’s when I found this tweet: “Fort Hood = Mission Accomplished.” Here are some [...]Continue reading Twitter user claims “Mission Accomplished” regarding Fort Hood incident
It wasn’t all that long ago that Karl Rove was using an example of Republican socialized medicine to illustrate why Democratic socialized medicine is bad. Now here’s Nebraska Republican Jeff Fortenberry calling for an increase in government health care spending: In addition, we could expand subsidies for high risk pools for those with chronic illnesses [...]Continue reading RINO of the Day: Nebraska’s Jeff Fortenberry
CNS News provides the following quote (emphasis added) from Vice President Joe Biden: “And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. [...]Continue reading Would Joe Biden promote orgies for sexual abstinence?
Meghan McCain writes: I understand that my place within the Young Republicans and the Republican Party is a controversial one, which is something I am still trying to get comfortable with. I am criticized almost daily for not being “conservative enough.” But the Republican Party needs to reach out to all kinds of voters. The [...]Continue reading Yo Meghan, the revolution already started. Where have you been?