Archive for June, 2003


Monday, June 30, 2003 14:39 1 Comment

I’m road trippin’ in Southern Appalachia right now, and what joy it is. Having left some friends in Asheville, North Carolina this morning, I’m in the Blowing Rock-Boone area, near Appalachia State University. I found a public library with computers; how sad our Internet addictions are, eh? I love this part of the country; more [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

A Note on Hate Mail

Monday, June 30, 2003 5:57 No Comments

Another comment on hate mail because I think maybe those of you who don’t get reader mail may find this rather funny. Here’s an unbelievable scenario that gets repeated over and over, and I’ve talked to a couple of other writers who can attest to having the same experiences. I’ll get an email – [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

10 Lies

Monday, June 30, 2003 5:46 No Comments

Here’s 10 (out of the many) lies told by the Bushians. It’s a nice little rundown.

This was posted under category: Uncategorized


Monday, June 30, 2003 5:39 No Comments

Larry Kudlow knows how to spell it. What a guy. It’s this simple: “The cure for deflation is monetary expansion.” Crazy Larry says the fed is too slow to prime the pump, and needs to step up in its role as a “deflation fighter”: “The monetary base

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Exporting Jobs

Friday, June 27, 2003 6:28 No Comments

I’ve been mystified by so-called free market supporters complaining about the exportation of jobs, as if corporations cutting costs at the expense of themselves is “evil.” Bill Anderson is right; this sort of anti-exportation “free-marketeering” has been running rampant lately. What puts a crease in my newly-ironed shorts is the mindless repetition of the FoxNews-type [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

People Are Boobs

Friday, June 27, 2003 5:54 No Comments

Okay, they have those bumper stickers that say “Mean People Suck,” but what about stickers that say “People Are Boobs”…? Last week I wrote a piece called “Fishes and Bicycles.” It was a total tongue-in-cheek piece having a lot of fun with male-female stereotypes. Now I received bunches of letters that enjoyed my stereotype humor, [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

Empires Don’t Set Out to Become Empires…

Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:40 No Comments

…it just “happens.” Reluctant imperium! Or so says the crazed Robert Kaplan. Read the online Atlantic interview, but even more so, I highly recommend the July/August print edition which contains an article by Kaplan on 10 points for bombing and taking over the world. This is one of the most crazed pieces I have ever [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

New Libertarian Website

Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:14 No Comments

The Independent Institute has put together a new website called It’s a nice little portal to info and links, and in addition, you can find some good writings to download from OnPower, including papers and articles on topics like national crises, history, foreign policy, war economics, the Progressive Era, property rights, etc.

This was posted under category: Uncategorized


Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:07 No Comments

A great anecdote from Michael Andrew Grissom’s book – Southern By the Grace of God: “It’s amusing to hear others try to duplicate our accent. I enjoy hearing Northerners trying to use our infinitely useful little word you’all. More then once I’ve heard national newscasters from their pinnacles of public enlightenment in New York trying [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

It’s a Property Issue, Stupid!

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:37 No Comments

Charles Schumer is introducing a bill on regulating spam. Are we not sick of this yet? Of course, any government regulatory action is always done under the auspices of some set of do-gooder morality actions. Hence the tie-in between spam and porn. But, for some reason, conservatives and libertarians still seem to not quite get [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized