Archive for September, 2003

The Forgotten Brilliance of Henry Ford

Friday, September 26, 2003 15:53 Comments Off

It is not an exaggeration to say that Henry Ford changed the face of capitalism and reinvented industry with the development of the Model T automobile. Alas, much ruckus has been made over the Model T, however, mainstream history has put all of its focus on the Model T itself, along with the creation of [...]

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History is Bunk?

Friday, September 26, 2003 8:19 Comments Off

Today is a Henry Ford day on this blog. Here’s a great article on Ford’s meaning of “history is more or less bunk” statement, and the Ford libel suit against Robert McCormick’s Chicago Tribune. Note that it’s three pages long.

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More on Psycho Hatemailers-Stalkers

Thursday, September 25, 2003 13:20 Comments Off

I had another crazed hatemailer today. In fact, lately, I have had – as many of my friends and colleagues know – a crazed psycho-cyberstalker on my tail for a few months. A guy who I am coming close to “outing.” Yes, there’s a guy out there doing psychotic things, and that’s all I’ll say [...]

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Let the Neocons Bellow

Thursday, September 25, 2003 9:17 Comments Off

“George, here’s what to do in Iraq: Declare victory and bring the troops home. To America’s soldiers, you can say: “You’re fighters, not social workers. The fighting’s done, excellent work, and you can start going home.” The warrior intellectuals

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 9:12 Comments Off

If you have 2 minutes of time, you must click here to see this collection of cat videos. They’re hilarious.

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Hallelujah and Anti-Statism – At the Movies

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 10:37 Comments Off

My Catholic pals may beat me up on this one, but, a movie whose release I have been anxiously awaiting – on DVD – has finally hit the stands. I was at Borders the other day, where I saw it: The Last Temptation of Christ, the Gnostic interpretation of the Passion, which is still a [...]

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Assistant to the Vice Dictator

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 9:07 Comments Off

Give another bureaucrat a job: “According to the Associated Press, several presidential scholars have proposed creating the new post of assistant vice president, who would be available to step in if the president or vice president dies, resigns or is incapacitated. Said one proponent: the assistant’s “primary duty would be to remain in a secure [...]

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What Prohibition Hath Wrought

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 8:23 Comments Off

Related to the post below, on cigarettes in New York City: “A lot of people who were selling pot or heroin are now selling cigarettes.You can make the same amount of money, and you don’t get locked away as long.” Unidentified 25-year-old quoted in the New York Times on former drug dealers now making $100 [...]

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I Hate the Smoking Nazis

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 8:10 Comments Off

Have Americans had it with US fascism yet? Or are they too wrapped up in football season and the baseball playoffs? “New York lawmakers are considering extending the state smoking ban to private automobiles even though smokers and bar and restaurant owners recently took to the streets to demonstrate against it.” “City officials said health [...]

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Rand Rocks to Duane Eddy

Tuesday, September 23, 2003 7:03 Comments Off

More Rand absolutes……Rational Randroids must “prefer Rachmaninoff over Bach” and eschew irrational pop music, yes? Here’s a letter from Ayn Rand to Duane Eddy – one of my all-time favorite pop guitar instrumentalists – published on p. 643 of the “Letters of Ayn Rand”. (Plume/Penguin Books, 1997, edited by Michael S. Berliner and Introduced by [...]

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