Archive for February, 2004


Sunday, February 29, 2004 14:59 Comments Off

Starting today or tomorrow, I will be guest blogging at the Liberty and Power blog, on the History News Network website. I will likely be cross-posting some stuff from here.

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More Gay Stuff

Sunday, February 29, 2004 9:14 Comments Off

Here’s the promised response to the gay union arguments. Lots of folks saw the “gay union” issue being argued somewhat on the Lew blog. Here, here, and here. I am not going to repeat this stuff, but I’ll add a bit to it, as I promised a week ago. Someone on the blog tried [...]

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The Heroic, Spectacular, and Glorious: NFL Films

Saturday, February 28, 2004 17:27 Comments Off

One of the last good things left on television: Steve Sabol, 61, is the president of NFL Films, taking over the role from his father, who founded the business, but is now semi-retired. “My father wanted to show pro football the way Hollywood portrayed fiction, in a big scope with majestic drama”, but the younger [...]

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Revisionism and the Blues

Saturday, February 28, 2004 7:45 Comments Off

The New York Times produces an interesting piece on the blues, and especially Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson left 29 songs and little else, but it was enough. Johnson has long since become the most famous blues singer of all time, reaching a level in the pantheon of American music occupied by figures like Woody Guthrie, [...]

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Lew, Cowardly Conservatives

Saturday, February 28, 2004 6:40 Comments Off

This nutbag is back with us, and it’ll be fun to point him out. For a long time, all LRC writers got letters from this fella, after each and every column they wrote. His emails would be full of CAPS, *asterisks*, ——–, [[ ]], and always double (( )). Apparently, he thinks for each blog [...]

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OK, a Bit of Self-Promo

Friday, February 27, 2004 21:37 Comments Off

RM sent me this here, wherein Alexa has me ranked as the #1 most popular website in the libertarianism/anarchism/people category. Whatever the heck that means! I’m not sure where these categories come from, or how we get filed in them, but what the heck, it’s kinda fun. And hey, an acquaintance, Jim Ostrowski, is up [...]

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Bach, Anti-Semite

Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:09 Comments Off

The anti-semitism witch hunt is never-ending. According to this nut, we need to shame the memories of classical composers such as Bach and Wagner for their role in the Holocaust. Nupen strikingly points out that German music, from its recognisable beginnings in the works of Johann Sebatian Bach, was imbued with Jew-hatred. ‘For me it [...]

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In Defense of Dr. Atkins

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:16 Comments Off

I’m laughing at the people who are laughing at Dr. Atkins. This was explained shortly after his death, and the Atkins naysayers keep attacking him, without anything behind their attacks. The report, which reveals that the six-foot-tall Dr. Atkins was clinically obese when he died at 258 pounds, does not take into account that Dr. [...]

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Defacing a Fist

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:13 Comments Off

Now this is funny. The big, local story here has been the defacing of a black fist. Let me ‘splain. In the heart of downtown Detroit sits the ugliest sculpture known to man: a big black fist. It was put there by His Majesty Mayor Coleman A. Young, the racist-Communist bastard that controlled the city [...]

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Affirmative Action Health Care

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 5:20 Comments Off

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist yesterday said one of his highest priorities this year would be passing legislation designed to eliminate racial disparities in health care. Mr. Frist, Tennessee Republican, who also is a doctor, said the Closing the Health Care Gap Act would look to improve the overall quality of health care in several [...]

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