Archive for August, 2004

The Republican Comedy Show

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 21:27 Comments Off

If the ’04 RepCon goes according to plan, the nation will be treated to a post-Olympic four-night series of three-hour telethons set off by wraparound coverage of the most egregious street demos. These action highlights will effectively replace the Republican color commentary that helped undermine the inept production that was the Boston DemCon. Indeed, several [...]

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All Hail Alcohol

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 21:20 Comments Off

For it is not wine that makes us happy for no reason; it is alcohol that makes us happy for no reason. Wine is what gives us a reason to let alcohol make us happy without one. Without wine lore, and wine tasting, and wine talk, and wine labels, and, yes, wine writing and rating

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More on St. Abe (and DiLorenzo)

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 20:43 Comments Off

From PittsburghLive.com: We can’t help it. We were brought up Yankee. As children of the North we were taught in our government schools to worship Abe Lincoln’s sacred words and great deeds. We were told Honest Abe was a saint among wicked politicians. A superhero who saved the Union. A moral paragon who emancipated the [...]

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Lincoln Totalitarians

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 4:54 Comments Off

Tom DiLorenzo mentions Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the Civil War, which is an excellent read. In fact, look at the Amazon editorial review and find this quote: “There has undoubtedly been written about him more romantic and sentimental rubbish than about any other American figure, with the possible exception of Edgar Allan [...]

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The Most Misunderstood Issue of All

Monday, August 30, 2004 21:50 Comments Off

It still remains that even libertarians don’t understand basic private property rights. This post on the LRC blog is rather irresponsible. Gregory, there is a property rights issue involved here (with spam). Why is this true?: “I think when you sign up for an e-mail address, you implicity give permission to the world to send [...]

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All Hail the Pencil

Friday, August 27, 2004 8:58 Comments Off

For it is still No. 1, er, I mean No. 2…..

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Presidential Vote for Sale

Friday, August 27, 2004 8:54 Comments Off

This is hilarious. The fraud unit of the California secretary of state’s office “heroically” launched into action to save us all from a horrific illegality. Gotta love this guy AND eBay!

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More National Insecurity

Friday, August 27, 2004 8:38 Comments Off

Just what we need: more “intelligence,” and more directors of said virtue. Added the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.): “A strong case was made that if you are going to create a national intelligence director, it can’t be a phony, it can’t be cosmetic. It’s got to be real, and the way [...]

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Womens’ Shoes – Heaven or Hell?

Friday, August 27, 2004 8:33 Comments Off

I remain confident that the glorious free market will take into account a woman’s foot shape when designing the shape of womens’ dress shoes. I hope, I dream, I wait. These are the sorts of shoes that tempt a woman into recklessness. Like scoundrel boyfriends, vodka-soaked olives and flourless chocolate cake, the shoes have little [...]

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Blast Destroys Camera, Flash Card Survives

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 4:14 Comments Off

Now this is cool. Check out the pics, and at least the first few paras of the story.

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