Archive for February, 2005

Republicans Against Wal-Mart/Getting it Wrong on Detroit

Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:19 Comments Off

A leading Bush Supporter gives a weak case against Wal-Mart, and someone asks: “What Is It With People Hating Wal-Mart?” Says Bainbridge: does anyone seriously doubt that Wal-Mart often gets breaks on things like zoning, property or sales taxes, and other regulatory issues that small business competitors don’t receive? So how is that different than [...]

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Obsession, Part 12,479

Thursday, February 24, 2005 22:44 Comments Off

Sigh. Do Cato people ever really *work*? So here, Tom Woods is painted as a KKK f***head? Palmer needs a goddamn shrink, and quick.

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Re: (I Think I Know) What has Happened to Reason Magazine?

Thursday, February 24, 2005 22:03 Comments Off

Responding to a post on the LRC blog: Laurence, Reason magazine surely gives us plenty of reasons to criticize it, but then again, that, I suppose, is the nature of promulgating ideas, no? In regards to the crass Cathy Young piece, is it really genuine to play the “connector” game, when in fact, the piece [...]

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Take a Pill

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 19:41 Comments Off

Wow, this post is just nuts.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:30 Comments Off

That bloke next to you on the bus could be listening to heavy metal or a Gregorian chant. You’ll never know. And so, bit by bit, you’ll never really know him. And by his white wires, he is indicating he doesn’t really want to know you. If that “i” is for iPod or individual, I’m [...]

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Conservatives on Campus

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:18 Comments Off

Conservatives still have a long, long way to go before they can proclaim the Left’s control over the campus broken. The professorate remains a solidly left-wing body, more likely to assign Barbara Ehrenreich than Milton Friedman, Michel Foucault than Michael Oakeshott, and nothing, not even David Horowitz’s indefatigable activism, is going to change that soon. [...]

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Balance Sheet Hell

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:12 Comments Off

This is my upcoming book review. I have a feeling I am going to hate her take on government’s role in all of this, and her notions of what constitutes regulation, but the statement about “the stock market roaring on the back of phony balance sheets” is enough to grab me. Her bio makes her [...]

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Revisiting Ephedra

Sunday, February 20, 2005 8:02 Comments Off

This topic came up in a semi-argument with a doctor gal (surgeon) who I see in the gym most every day. The doctor, a nice lady, is like most people: she thinks she can make better decisions for others than they can make for themselves. As another gal and I discussed ephedra, she chimed in: [...]

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God Bless Government Jobs

Saturday, February 19, 2005 12:58 Comments Off

According to Tom DiLorenzo’s speech in Vegas today, the Fed’s head janitor is known as a Support Service Director, and he makes approximately $200k per year.

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So Bloody Hilarious It All Is

Saturday, February 19, 2005 11:38 Comments Off

Someone forwarded another remarkably erroneous CrazyLand post about me last night. Once again, my cyber-stalking Fan Club claims to know all the details of my personal life. Those who converse with and write me, know who/what I am talking about. Ahhh yes, how I shake my head and laugh and laugh and laugh. They hate [...]

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