Archive for March, 2007
City leaders approved a ban on plastic grocery bags after weeks of lobbying on both sides from environmentalists and a supermarket trade group. San Francisco would be the first U.S. city to adopt such a rule if Mayor Gavin Newsom signs the ban as expected. The law, approved 10-1, requires large markets and drug stores [...]
If you haven’t seen this video, do so now.
From Charles B. : “And here’s a scary thought: While reading an Amazon.com review of the book, Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency, by Lou Dubose and Jake Bernstein, I discovered that Cheney’s Secret Service code name is “Edgar” — referring to Edgar Bergen, the famous ventrioquist who mastered and manipulated [...]
Every day, the I get a very good email from InvestorGuide Daily highlighting some newsworthy events. The other day the email was titled, “DJIA Has Its Best Day of the Year Thanks to the Fed.” The story says this: Equities ended the day substantially higher than where they started it as the Dow Jones Industrial [...]
Good stuff on Bloomberg.com. Congressional Hearings May Presage Tighter Subprime Regulation By Alison Vekshin March 22 (Bloomberg) — U.S. lawmakers may expand the federal government’s role in overseeing mortgage lending as Congress looks for ways to protect borrowers at risk of losing their homes with the implosion of the subprime market. U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney [...]
Charles B. is one of the most insightful people I know when it comes to libertarians and libertarianism. He is a been there-done that kind of intellectual. Concerning the Postrel bit that I mentioned the other day, he sent me a priceless email response. This man is so incredibly learned, I suggest you read it: [...]
Christian Trejbal is a despicable human being. You see, Mr. Trejbal sees no difference between criminals (or supposed criminals) convicted of sexual offenses and law-abiding individuals who have a concealed weapons permit allowing them to proactively defend themselves. This useless dirtbag recently wrote a column about his attempt to expose those horrifying and nasty people [...]
At least 16 Detroit houses up for sale on Sunday sold for $30,000 or less. A boarded-up bungalow on the city’s west side brought $1,300. A four-bedroom house near the original Motown recording studio sold for $7,000. “You can’t buy a used car for that,” said Izairi. “It’s a gamble, and you have to wonder [...]
Non-Libertarian Catoites Against Libertarianism, or, Promote the State in the Name of Libertarianism!Wednesday, March 21, 2007 18:31 Comments Off
Virginia Postrel has gone’n done it again. She gifts us with a column that starts off with a rambling, semi-incoherent, doesn’t-make-a-whole-lotta-sense hatefest against Murray Rothbard (surprise, surprise) and Ayn Rand. She starts off her rant with this nonsense: “The libertarianism the public hears is thus very simple: government bad, freedom good. As a result, some [...]
Jacob Sullum points to something so bizarre, so swinish, so assinine, so incredibly iniquitous……..but it’s perfectly in synch with the control-type fascism we witness today. Putting Moms in jail for smoking in the car with their kid. People who dream up these monstrous game plans should be shot on sight.