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A few thoughts about last weekend’s Tea Parties

Monday, July 6th, 2009

While I’ve not had enough time to take a comprehensive look at Tea Parties held around the nation on or around Independence Day, here are some quick observations from this full-time Tea Party enthusiast and part-time skeptic. First of all, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) was booed when he spoke in Austin, Texas.  The key reason [...]

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Communist Party considers President Obama a success

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Generally, the Communist Party spends a lot of time criticizing Democrats running for and holding public office for not being socialistic enough. This appears to have changed since President Obama was elected. “In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead,” writes Sam Webb, [...]

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Trying to understand the 4th of July from an African-American perspective

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

“It’s Independence Day, dammit, not the ‘Fourth of July,’” properly noted a close friend on Twitter. This was countered by what I consider another valid point. “That depends on who you’re asking,” responded African-American Jefferson County (AL) Commission candidate Iva Williams. “Plymouth Rock landed on me!” In my opinion, there is a lot of truth [...]

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ObamaCare: 21st century gerrymandering?

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

It’s a rare day that I don’t read some story about President Obama punishing some financial institution,  auto manufacturer or responsible party for not playing along with his political agenda.  It’s fairly common knowledge that the elderly are more likely to vote Republican than Democrat. While the main stream media seems ignorant of the fact, [...]

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It’s time for ABC News to put a libertarian in the White House

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

On June 24th, to be specific. And the obvious libertarian’s name is John Stossel. For those not following the story, ABC News has announced the following: Next Wednesday June 24 at 10pmET Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer will moderate what ABC News calls “a primetime conversation” with President Obama about the future of U.S. health [...]

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Obama’s disdain for free speech

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

According to Drudge, President Obama plans to take a bigger step closer to totalitarianism regarding the separation of the media and the state. On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — [...]

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Obamacare roundup

Monday, June 15th, 2009

As I’m in the middle of writing an article regarding President Obama’s health care scheme, I thought I’d check around and see what other folks are saying about it.  I started with my wife, as she’s not only smarter than me, but also a practicing physician.  Obama told members of the AMA the following: That [...]

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Lame Idea of the Day: Masters in Social Media

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

From TechRadar: Students will now be able to take a Masters degree in ‘Social Media’, with the University of Salford insisting that the course can give real-world skills and experience. Although it should come as little surprise that people will now have the option to have an MA in Facebook and Twitter, the course is [...]

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Leadership on the right still has no freaking clue

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Writing at the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove offered some advice about how to defeat the anticipated onslaught of socialized medicine.  In the column, he used an example of socialized medicine he helped to promote to illustrate why Democratic socialized medicine is bad, but Republican socialized medicine is good: Advocates say a government-run insurance program [...]

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Senator Feingold wants your input on health care

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Senator Feingold is half of the team which brought us McCain-Feingold. His “Citizen Brief on Health Care” wants your input. It asks: How does the state of our current system affect you and your family? What reforms do you think are necessary to fix our health care crisis? Do you support the creation of a [...]

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And Republicans still can’t figure out why they keep losing battles in the War of the Tubes

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Shortly after I graduated high school in 1980 (yep, I’m an old man, just ask my kids), I responded to two computer programming job ads.  One company wanted a detailed resume of my education and work experience.  The other company was trying to get people to come in and take a test. The test was [...]

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Republican Senators busted trying to water down the “Audit the Fed” bill

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The Senate version of The Federal Reserve Transparency Act (HR1207) is being watered down.  Not by Democrats, but by two ranking Republicans. The Huffington Post reports: Thanks to an overlooked document posted on the website of Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the top ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, voters can virtually watch the water [...]

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The Liberty Papers hits list of top 100 poliblogs

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

ABC News has noted Wikio.com’s ranking of political blogs.  The Liberty Papers made the top 100 poliblogs, coming in at number 87. The rankings are compiled based on links from other blogs — with extra weight given to blogs that rank higher via Wikio’s formulas, and based on how recently an item is published. Blog [...]

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Socially conservative sickos

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

It’s no secret that I harbor no love for the sorts of extreme social conservatives who’d like to shove their religious views up some orifice of mine, but social conservatives rejoicing about the murder of Dr. George Tiller take things to a new low. For those not aware, Tiller performed abortions and was shot at [...]

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Let’s get some freedom watched on Fox News

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

A bunch of us are trying to get Judge Andrew Napolitano’s online program Freedom Watch into a televised slot at Fox News. According to an e-mail I received from Judge Napolitano’s colleague Shelly Roche, the Fox producers are telling her the two most important things we can do are “flooding Fox with emails and showing [...]

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Mancow gets waterboarded: “Absolutely torture. Absolutely. That’s drowning.”

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO WATCH THIS! Mancow Muller of Chicago’s Big 89, WLS-AM Mancow & Cassidy show, gets waterboarded to see what it’s like and shares it with listeners and viewers.

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Weird stuff happening today in Republicanville

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

This one isn’t too much of a shocker.  SC Governor Mark Sanford, who is often pretty good on most things (except for that little evolution thing, McCain endorsement, etc.), is taking Republicans in his own state to court.  Here’s the scoop: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is suing his own attorney general and accusing state [...]

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Help put Freedom Watch on Fox News Channel

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

While I rarely simply cut-and-paste an entire campaign or party e-mail to a blog post, this one deserves to be an exception to the rule: Help put a libertarian news program on the Fox News Channel! Dear Libertarian activists, Thank you so much! Because of your support, the show “Freedom Watch” is finally being considered [...]

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Which is the best libertarian insult: libbieloon, libtard, or losertarian?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Over at The Next Right, I made the point that the GOP needs libertarians more than libertarians need the GOP.  While I went into greater detail, this sums up the key theme of the posting: Libertarians are used to wandering in the wilderness like political nomads.  We know we’ll be called upon from time to [...]

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Does Rick Perry think that NCLB preceded the 10th Amendment?

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I’m getting pretty sick and tired of hearing about Texas Governor Rick Perry being described as some sort of libertarian Messiah or hero of the 1oth Amendment. If Perry has a libertarian bone in his body, it’s one he obtained through the use of eminent domain.  This paragraph clearly outlines his dedication to small government: [...]

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