Archive for August, 2002
Stewardess, Don’t Give that Man a Pillow!: A recent news report has it that federal sky marshalls are falling asleep on the job. Apparently, they are bringing forth class-action complaints about the long hours they are being subjected to, and they are telling their bosses they are actually falling asleep on flights that they are [...]
Freebie Madness: I just published a very short article – about internet Freebie-ism – on LewRockwell.com, and received a tremendous amount of letters on the topic. In addition, I was made aware that LRC’s Jeff Tucker also wrote something voicing a similar opinion last year. Interesting. I received a tremendous amount of nasty mail demanding [...]
Free Lunches, Free Riders: I have a new piece out on LewRockwell.com called The Perils of a Free Lunch. Though this was just a “quick thought” blog entry that somehow turned into an LRC article, I think it’s important to think about free-rider effects on the internet. Just like anywhere else in the general economy, [...]
Cyber-Stalking, or Just LewRockwell.com Obsessed?: I’m going to take the time for a statement on attack blogs (namely those associated with attacking me or LewRockwell.com). And I’m only doing this because of all the numerous (and puerile) blogging attacks, lately, on me, LewRockwell.com, or just libertarianism in general. There are a lot of bad blogs [...]
Blame Government!: Radley Balko has written a superb piece on the USDA, its food tables, and the horrors of its special interest-influenced food “recommendations”. He gets to the “meat” of the issue by proclaiming that the American propensity toward Adult Type II diabetes is due to the disgusting, uninformed eating habits taken on by Americans. [...]
Muslim Swimsuits: Ahem, full-body swimsuits are “in”. Muslim women give a thumbs-down to the American thong, but a huge thumbs-up to bathing suits that include full-length pants and a headscarf. Ahh, poor things.
Click It? Stick It!: This is a hilarious answer to the government’s “Click It or Ticket” mandatory seatbelt program. Check out the great logo on their website. And here is the actual logo they mimic. I love it when people are this blatant and feisty.
Of Blogdom and Blogocracy: WorldNetDaily’s Hugh Hewitt insightfully refers to the blogosphere as “the real marketplace of ideas, where there is no barrier to entry.” Indeed! And it’s great to note that many of the most popular blogs on the internet are maintainted by libertarians or other assorted rightists. The presence of a well-visited, Lefty [...]
FEE/Giuliani Episode: R.W. Bradford, in the September 2002 issue of Liberty, writes about the Giuliani Gala at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE): “Skousen’s choosing Giuliani to keynote the banquet touched off a storm of controversy among libertarians on the net, culminating in some of the nastiest and crudest personal attacks I’ve ever witnessed. I [...]
Terrestrial Hell and Zealotry?: Here is Russell Kirk’s famous essay on ideology. Essentially, it is a great essay that I love to hate. Kirk’s thoughts are that ideology is a vice or a series of “terrestrial hells.” Ideology, he says, is evil because it makes political compromise impossible, and therefore, we put the State in [...]