Archive for May, 2004

Napoleon’s Way

Saturday, May 29, 2004 9:49 Comments Off

Regarding this post, Aussie writer RJ Stove reminds me of the words of Napoleon’s police chief Joseph Fouch

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OK, No More on “Those Guys”

Saturday, May 29, 2004 9:31 Comments Off

I’ve received ’bout a dozen emails, between last night and this morning, on this post. Most say, “Why do you waste your time on these jerks?” Plus, the word is, “don’t engage them, that’s what they want, etc.” First, being “engaged” sends these guys into climacteric moments, indeed. And they will check their “pings” – [...]

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Bill Cosby in Trouble?

Saturday, May 29, 2004 8:44 Comments Off

Has Bill Cosby earned his remarks about the black community? One reporter mentioned, “Given his record as a philanthropist who had donated millions to black colleges and black causes in general, Cosby has certainly earned the right to speak his mind.” Quite likely this is true. Whether or not the fundraiser was an appropriate place [...]

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Scaremongering

Friday, May 28, 2004 18:43 Comments Off

Of course there is no credible evidence of any attack whatsoever (no specifics about time, location, or method of attack, and no new information about the seven terror suspects). If there is an attack, intel will take all the credit, and if there’s no attack, they’ll say they averted it through superior goverment intel. These [...]

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Go Away, Leave Me Alone

Friday, May 28, 2004 18:25 Comments Off

Friends and acquaintances are once again sending me those dimwit “Campaign to Reduce Petrol Prices” chain letters. Here’s a brilliant excerpt: That’s right, don’t buy ANY gas from Exxon or BP ALL YEAR LONG from this date forward. Now that puts things in a different light versus not buying for one day which they didn’t [...]

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Good Riddance

Friday, May 28, 2004 16:07 Comments Off

With absolute rotten service and with the government doing their dirty bidding, may they go the way of pet rocks and avocado appliances.

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Comparison Shopping, and Toying With Demand Curves

Friday, May 28, 2004 10:44 Comments Off

A Chicago School, “free-market” economist hails the proposed gas tax: Research by students at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business shows that federal taxes on gasoline would have to increase by a bit less than 50 cents per gallon to cut gasoline consumption by the same percentage claimed to be achieved under the [...]

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When Are People Going to Get It?

Friday, May 28, 2004 10:29 Comments Off

Forget the unnecessary analysis. The easy answer is that there is no discernable difference between modern-day Social Democrat “conservatives” and the Socialist Left.

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HR 163

Friday, May 28, 2004 9:47 Comments Off

Notice “including women.” The bill includes striking out the original language of the Military Selective Service Act, inserting the word “persons” for “men.” I want to see that fly. Oh, this won’t happen ’til post-election, of course. PDF version of the bill is here.

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Those Guys Again

Friday, May 28, 2004 8:37 Comments Off

I’ve had this thing in my “to do” box for many months, so yes, it is old. It’s from December’s attacks on me, Lew Rockwell, LewRockwell.com, etc., and it’s from that strange bunch of Republicans known as the paleowatchers. Someone sent me this back in December or thereabouts, but I typically don’t give a hoot [...]

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