Archive for May, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007 14:50 Comments Off

The “revolution” is an all-out ban on smoking. Belmont, California. Belmont is set to make history by becoming the first city in the nation to ban smoking on its streets and almost everywhere else. The Belmont City Council voted unanimously last night to pursue a strict law that will prohibit smoking anywhere in the city [...]

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Sunday, May 20, 2007 14:50 Comments Off

The “revolution” is an all-out ban on smoking. Belmont, California. Belmont is set to make history by becoming the first city in the nation to ban smoking on its streets and almost everywhere else. The Belmont City Council voted unanimously last night to pursue a strict law that will prohibit smoking anywhere in the city [...]

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Deconstructing GovernmentSpeak: When More Regulation Eases the Burden of Regulation

Sunday, May 20, 2007 6:01 Comments Off

Treasury Undersecretary Robert Steel is complaining about US regulation, stating that the US is losing business to Europe and Asia because of the strangling effects of its regulatory policy. It is said that “cumbersome accounting rules and litigiousness are deterring investors from US markets.” The problem here, as Steel believes, is not the problem of [...]

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The Freedom of Information Act?

Sunday, May 20, 2007 5:45 Comments Off

The heroic John Crudele on the government’s Working Group on Financial Markets, or Plunge Protection Team. Under the Freedom of Information Act, Mr. Crudele had sent a request to the Department of Treasury asking for information related to the purpose and function of the group. Almost a year later, he reports that he has received [...]

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Ron Paul vs the Fat-Faced, Simple-Minded, Rattlebrained, Bumptious, Scamp-of-a-Twit Sean Hannity

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 19:46 Comments Off

What a pompous, unintelligent, boorish boob this man is. This video from Neocon News is a great poster child for hating Sean Hannity and loving Ron Paul. Says Hannity to Paul on the foreign policy issue: “You mean you’d stand by while Iraqis plundered and raped and murdered innocent children and women? You’d just stand [...]

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A Government Bans AC/DC

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 21:28 Comments Off

Clinton Township’s finest have spoken. In this suburb of Detroit, a world-class chef, who recently opened a new restaurant here, was forced to swear off entertainment of the AC/DC sort in order to gain his liquor license from the powers-that-be. The Township fathers, in fact, made him swear off any “AC/DC-type loud bands” in his [...]

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“Be Army Strong”

Monday, May 14, 2007 18:57 Comments Off

I recently blogged about those awful parents who would dare talk their sons out of making a career as human fodder in Iraq. The article in question notes that “parents today are a greater deterrent than in previous years, according to Defense Department polling data that shows a steady decline in the number who say [...]

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Show of Force

Sunday, May 13, 2007 6:39 Comments Off

A lovely Saturday morning it was, so yesterday I packed my gym gear on the Harley and headed off to my local Powerhouse gym. I came to the end of a residential street, stopping at the main road. I couldn’t pull out because there was this thing coming. This thing was so goddamn slow at [...]

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From the “Life Imitates Art” Files

Saturday, May 12, 2007 7:09 Comments Off

Newsflash: were it not for parents, the state would be able to send more American youths through its human meat grinder in Iraq. The biggest obstacle for U.S. military recruiters is not finding young Americans willing to enlist in wartime, it’s dealing with their parents, according to the Pentagon. …Like other Pentagon officials, Sherlock said [...]

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There Ought to be a Law Against Girls Going Wild……

Monday, May 7, 2007 22:06 Comments Off

So says Garance Franke-Ruta in the Wall Street Journal. She assails Joe Francis, the founder of the “Girls Gone Wild” garbage. She blames him for exposing – on film – women who willingly expose themselves for cameras and crowds because they choose to voluntarily take part in splendiferous activities. My guess is that Joe Francis [...]

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