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Liberty + Libations = ???

Friday, May 15th, 2009

What do you get when you mix alcohol with the politics of freedom? An argument can be made that we owe our Republic not only to a lot of bright and brave people, but also to a lot of booze. In order to bring out freedom fighter in all of us, as well as to […]

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Libertarians arrested in Mississippi — probably for being libertarians

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Some of my friends were just arrested in Mississippi.  Here’s a description of why they’re traveling across the country: The Motorhome Diaries is the story of three friends who took to the road in April 2009 to search for freedom in America. Along the way the friends — Jason, Pete and Tom — interact with […]

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Alabama’s hops are almost free

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I’ve been writing about a bill in Alabama to Free the Hops.  The bill just passed the Alabama Senate and is heading to the Governor’s office to be signed into law.  Here’s the relevant news update: The bill passed the Senate 22-9 and now goes to the governor. If signed, retailers would be allowed the […]

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A suggested mea maxima culpa for Republican leaders

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

While hanging out on Twitter earlier today, I made this observation: “American voters will not take the GOP seriously until they make some sincere and MAJOR mea culpas.” This got me to thinking about what it would take for me to start taking the Republican Party more seriously.  My initial observation is that I’m suddenly […]

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Southern Baptists condemn torture, including waterboarding

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

In a move very surprising to this veteran of far too many southern talk radio programs where I was the one condemning torture to a hostile audience, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has just condemned torture. “I don’t agree with the belief that we should use any means necessary to extract […]

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Heroes of the Day: The Second Amendment and a Georgia college student

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

According to early reports, an armed student in College Park, GA seems to have saved the lives of  a bunch of his friends.  It’s pretty clear from the reporting so far that he kept a bunch of them from being robbed and raped.  Here’s the scoop: Bailey said he thought it was the end of […]

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Please help Alabamians tweet the hops free

Monday, May 4th, 2009

This is a request for a moment of online activism from folks in the freedom movement to help us Free the Hops. Right now, a bill to allow for the legal purchase and consumption of gourmet beers is being held up by one Bible-thumpin’ State Senator in Alabama.  He’s bragging about his filibuster of the […]

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Something for the left to think about regarding hate crime laws

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

As a libertarian, I find Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx’s comment that Matthew Shepard’s death was a “a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills” as reprehensible as anyone on the left ever could.  Although she’s now apologized for the remark, she’s yet another good example of why the Republican […]

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It’s about time to start using the “n” word

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

No. No! NO! NO! Hell, NO! There, I’ve said it, and it would do the GOP a lot of good if more Republicans would say it, too.  Voters in early polls did say it to Arlen Specter, who’s now busy boohooin at CNN about the “one vote, the stimulus package vote, [where he] was ostracized.” […]

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Pot. Kettle. Black.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

From UPI (emphasis added): Newt Gingrich has angered some members of the U.S. Republican National Committee by telling them on national TV that they have big egos. The former speaker of the House and architect of the Contract With America was responding to a question about a resolution to limit Republican Chairman Michael Steele‘s ability […]

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John Monds: A credible Libertarian candidate

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Website bio: John Monds is a 1983 graduate of J.M. Tate High School in Gonzalez, Florida and a 1987 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Bachelors degree in Banking and Finance. John married his wife, Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds, in 1998 and has four children: Akintunde, Cazembe, Halima and Malik. […]

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And the Republican Party still can’t figure out why they keep losing elections…

Friday, May 1st, 2009

For some time, the national libertarian community has been paying attention to the Free the Hops movement in Alabama.  A brief overview provides: Of the Top 100 beers of the World at BeerAdvocate.com, a renowned beer review site, 98 cannot be sold in this state. Why is our choice so limited? Currently, Alabama is one […]

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A new libertarian line-of-attack when debating medical marijuana issues with Republicans

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

For years, activists have been trying to pass federal legislation which prevents the feds from arresting patients (or doctors, growing clubs, etc.) when they’ve been prescribed medicinal marijuana by a physician in the states where such prescriptions are allowed by law.  Libertarians have often made valid points about Republican hypocrisy regarding federalism when it comes […]

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Disharmony @ #tcot, freedom @ #tlot

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Despite all of the hullabaloo over #tcot (Top Conservatives on Twitter), there seems to a be a bit of a scrap brewing between TCOT co-founders Rob Neppell and Michael Patrick Leahy.  To date, the argument sounds more like a quarrel between gay lovers than one between some of the God-fearing, pro-torture fag-bashing Republicans who frequently […]

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Except for a few crapweasel holdouts, Arlen Specter unites the left and the right

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

When Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, progressives, conservatives, liberals, libertarians, and socialists can all agree on something political in nature, it’s a monumental occasion.  There seems to be a near consensus: Arlen Specter is a spineless crapweasel who now prefers to bottom-feed from a blue pond, as opposed to the red one he’s been polluting for […]

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Yet another Truther gives the freedom movement some positive media attention

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I’m taken to task in the comments every time I write about how Truthers and other conspiracy theorists harm the freedom movement.  Now that someone has just been arrested for posting threats on Twitter, let’s take a look at how the newspaper reported (emphasis added) the individual accused of the threat: According to an FBI […]

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The White House owes us some answers

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

“The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.” — President Barack Obama Along with other plaintiffs, talk radio host Michael Savage has sued Homeland Security Secretary Janet Reno and Attorney General Eric Holder […]

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This veteran won’t accept Janet Napolitano’s lame apology

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

According to this ABC News headline, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has offered a “right-wing mea culpa” for the report this site played a major role in bringing to public attention.  However, journalist Rachel Martin (or perhaps her copy editor) either has a political agenda or they just aren’t all that smart over […]

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Libertarian snark of the day

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

And the award goes to… …Nick Gillespie for this gem: Here’s Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) talking with Conservative News Service (CNS) who, like the Canadian Mounties, always seem to get their man when it comes interview: “I would let people gamble on the Internet,” Frank said. “I would let adults smoke marijuana; I would let […]

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Bragging about a shining star and a very dear friend

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I’ve heard Wayne Allyn Root described as “the Energizer Bunny on speed.”  While our styles are significantly different, I’ve been told that I outperform Root.  I’m not trying to compete with Root, but to make another point.  There is one person in the liberty movement I know who has the energy and results of Root […]

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