Archive for September, 2006

Majority Gets Whipped by the Minority. Again.

Saturday, September 23, 2006 19:50 Comments Off

Thanks to glorious democracy, Capitol Hill had yet another stunningly productive week. If you never pay attention to the House Majority Whip webpage, you should. This is where you can see precisely what your congressmen are doing to waste your money and mess up your life. On Tuesday, Sept 19, see what was on the [...]

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New Books of Interest

Saturday, September 23, 2006 19:09 Comments Off

Tom DiLorenzo’s new book on Lincoln is due out in a couple of weeks: Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe. When I went to Amazon to see the editorial review, I found this scathing screed from Publisher’s Weekly: In this laughable screed, a senior fellow at the libertarian/free market Ludwig [...]

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The Profitability of Statism

Thursday, September 21, 2006 22:15 Comments Off

The American Corporatist State, Homeland Insecurity, and the “War on Terror” – has there ever been a more cozy and profitable brotherhood? The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday said it hired Boeing Co to build a projected $2 billion “virtual fence” equipped with sensors and cameras along the US border with Mexico and Canada [...]

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Emails

Thursday, September 21, 2006 21:34 Comments Off

I truly apologize to all those who have sent emails to which I have yet to respond. I just don’t want people to think I ignore emails; I read them all, however, as far as responding…. The bad news is that I got behind by 2,600 emails. The good news is that I’ve got that [...]

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Erecting the Edifice of the Mint Julep……Properly, that is

Thursday, September 21, 2006 21:08 Comments Off

I am reading a rather folksy tale of bourbon – a book called The Social History of Bourbon: An Unhurried Account of Our Star-Spangled American Drink, by Gerald Carson. I shall leave you with this illuminating passage about showing the proper respect for the mint julep: When the shadows of afternoon begin to lengthen and [...]

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Drug Your Kid ‘Awareness Day’

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 21:17 Comments Off

Today is National ADHD Awareness Day! Note when you click on the Weather Channel, you get a little weather and a’lotta advertisement for ADHD — in order to become ‘aware’ that your kid may need drugs to make it through life if he (or she, but usually “he”) is to live up to the expectations [...]

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Ban Thinness!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 2:48 Comments Off

Brit politicians are getting tired of obesity thinness. A Cabinet minister wants to ban extremely thin models from London’s Fashion Week after Madrid banned models that are too thin according to the World Health organization’s BMI Index. Consequently, these evil models are pressuring young girls into unobtainable thinness and thus are destroying their self-image. Shall [...]

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Protect Our Food from Terrorists

Sunday, September 17, 2006 1:46 Comments Off

The Fuhrer is working on getting Americans to be receptive to the notion that terrorists are going to terrorize the food supply. The 2006 International Symposium on Agroterrorism is coming up this month, and is devoted to the “prevention, detection and mitigation of an intentional attack against the food supply.” Note that a Protect-Our-Food expo [...]

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Nicotine Nazis

Saturday, September 16, 2006 16:09 Comments Off

I dislike smoking. I think it’s trashy. I smoked the entire summer I was 13, behind the school, and never took it up again after that. However, this is the kind of thing that could make me want to smoke. You must see Robert Proctor’s work on this topic. Many people may regard the anti-smoking [...]

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Total State Needs “Legal Clarity”

Friday, September 15, 2006 7:41 Comments Off
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