Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

February 28, 2011

Quote of the Day: Beware of “Kook Tests” Edition

Popehat writes: Here’s the thing: people with unscientific, irrational, and foolish ideas about evolution and global warming might still have something worthwhile to say about other topics. Take, as one example, Senator Tom Coburn. Coburn doesn’t believe in global warming. He also thinks that lesbian gangs were terrorizing Oklahoma’s school bathrooms. But he’s a been [...]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 12:31 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Founding Fathers,History,Quote of the Day,Theory and Ideas
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February 17, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Barbara Boxer, on what apparently is the greatest outrage she’s ever seen in Congress. A lot of them are sleeping in their offices. You tell me one other person that you know Mr. President that is allowed to sleep in the office of their corporation that they may work for. As far as I know, [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:26 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day
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February 8, 2011

Quote Of The Day

From the hockey mom: Though Palin was critical of Aguilera’s performance, she claimed her attack on the songstress wasn’t personal. “I’m sure Ms. Aguilera is a very nice person, but I just think the American people deserve better than a demanding beauty queen who’s clearly in over her head.” LOL!

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:34 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Humor,Quote of the Day
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February 7, 2011

WTF Quote Of The Day: Hillary Clinton Edition

Via Jacob Sullum, here’s a truly bizarre comment from Hillary Clinton during an interview with Mexican media: Maerker: In Mexico, there are those who propose not keeping going with this battle and legalize drug trafficking and consumption. What is your opinion? Clinton: I don’t think that will work. I mean, I hear the same debate. [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 5:20 pm || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day,The War on Drugs
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February 1, 2011

Quote of the Day: Mandating Change Edition

In 2008, a U.S. senator made a very good point in arguing against government mandates for individuals to purchase health insurance: “[I]f a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house.” Who was the senator who said this? Answer below the fold.

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 11:57 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Election '08,Healthcare,History,Legal,Politics,Quote of the Day,Theory and Ideas
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January 21, 2011

Quote of the Day: Why We Should be Skeptical About the Tea Party’s Commitment to Liberty Edition

Alex Pareene writing for Salon.com in an article entitled: Tea Partyers don’t actually care about “liberty” : [V]arious New Mexico Tea Partyers booed one of the movement’s superstars [Former New Mexico Governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson] for daring to suggest that a wasteful and — let’s just say it –tyrannical government campaign [...]

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January 15, 2011

Quote Of The Day

The “Wild Bird” estate off Hwy 1 near Big Sur, CA. Owings built ”Wild Bird” as a permanent home at Big Sur in 1958. In the early 1960s, he and his wife joined neighbors in organizing to limit development along the scenic highway of California Route 1. This small step into the world of political [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:06 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Quote of the Day
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December 21, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Just remember folks: if you ever see police officers drowning, get thee to a store pronto and buy life jackets before you attempt a rescue. It’s the law. Context

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December 15, 2010

Quote Of The Day

From Bruce Schneier, who suggests that because the Washington Monument would be very difficult to secure against terrorist attack, it deserves a more fitting response from our Feckless Feds: I think we should close the monument entirely. Let it stand, empty and inaccessible, as a monument to our fears. An empty Washington Monument would serve [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 2:02 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day,War on Terror
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November 18, 2010

Quote of the Day: 4th Amendment Be Damned Edition

“Nobody likes the 4th amendment being violated when going through the security line, but the truth of the matter is we are going to have to do it.”-Former. Asst. TSA administrator Mo McGowan So when the friendly TSA agents pull you out of the line for a groping or full body nudie scan as you [...]

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October 28, 2010

Quote Of The Day

The WSJ, on the *injustice* of paperwork snafus in the process of foreclosing on squatters: The New York Times appeared to have produced a front-page victim on Friday—a woman fighting eviction from her $75,000 home at the hands of lender GMAC. The woman has not paid her mortgage in two years while remaining in the [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 5:55 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day
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October 1, 2010

Quote of the Day: No, Cops Do Not Have Any Expectation of Privacy Edition

Anthony Graber, the man who was charged for violating Maryland’s wiretapping law for recording on his motorcycle helmet cam and posting a video to YouTube of an undercover cop who pulled a gun on him during a traffic stop will not spend the next 16 years of his life in prison. Hartford County Circuit Judge [...]

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September 17, 2010

Quote Of The Day

From The Big Picture, on whether he [Barry Ritholtz] is a Republican or Democrat: Here’s why: I am not a Democrat, because I have no idea what their economic policies are; And I am not a Republican, because I know precisely what their economic policies are. Indeed, the entire left/right debate is false, an artificial [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:43 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Quote of the Day,Republicans
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September 2, 2010

Tweet Of The Day

I’m not normally I huge fan of Fred Thompson as a politician, but he is a bit witty. Here is his take on Christina Romer: Obama Econ Adviser: spend more stimulus money. Bet she repeatedly pushes the elevator button trying to make it come faster, too. I’ll admit, I got a chuckle. But then, since [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 1:28 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day,Tweet Of The Day
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August 31, 2010

Quote (& Chart) Of The Day

From Ezra Klein: “The revenue loss over the next 75 years just from extending the tax cuts for people making over $250,000 — the top 2 percent of Americans — would be about as large as the entire Social Security shortfall over this period,” write Kathy Ruffing and Paul N. Van de Water at the [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:51 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day
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August 30, 2010

Quote Of The Day

The Economist’s Babbage, on computing education: That, for me, sums up the seductive intellectual core of computers and computer programming: here is a magic black box. You can tell it to do whatever you want, within a certain set of rules, and it will do it; within the confines of the box you are more [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 4:04 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,Quote of the Day,Strategies For Advancing Liberty
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August 18, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Here: My alternate plan would be to cut everyone back to 32 hours a week, cut their pay by 20%, AND save energy on Friday. By “alternate” I mean alternate to my base case of sending them all home permanently and waiting to see how long it takes for anyone to notice. Since I was [...]

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August 17, 2010

Quote Of The Day

From the Irvine Housing Blog: Borrowers who took out enormous loans during the housing bubble never intended to repay these loans from their wage income, they always intended to pass this debt to some else. Somewhere along the way this subtle paradigm shift took place. It seems very reasonable that one could merely service debt [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 3:41 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day
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August 16, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Karl Smith on taxes vs. regulation: On the other hand barrels of ink and the fates of political parties are determined over debates about the taxation of labor. Its a generally accepted principle of Public Economics that taxes are less damaging than regulation and in either case the broader and more uniform the restriction the [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:10 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Government Regulation,Quote of the Day,Taxation
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August 12, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Ezra Klein, on marriage, and the fight for “traditional” marriage: In other words, America does not currently conceive of marriage in the way that Douthat and Tushnet would like it to conceive of marriage, and in the way it would need to conceive of marriage in order for there to be a good reason the [...]

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