Archive for December, 2007

Ron Paul’s Ad – Yikes

Sunday, December 30, 2007 13:36 Comments Off

This ad leaves me a bit chilled. It’s very government propaganda-like, scaremongering, etc. The part about “terrorist nations” is a bit much. But then again, this is why the two sides of the libertarian, Ron Paul wars have both been way out of bounds: first, there’s the side that consistently attacks him, using oftentimes baseless [...]

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Article on Christmas Hell

Saturday, December 29, 2007 15:43 Comments Off

My new article is up: Christmas Music: A Postmortem Reflection. Tom Chartier wrote me to tell he had a solution for the Christmas music disease, and here it is (hint: not to be missed!)

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Brits Drop Their War on a Noun

Saturday, December 29, 2007 15:39 Comments Off

The words “war on terror” will no longer be used by the British government to describe attacks on the public, the country’s chief prosecutor said Dec. 27. …The Director of Public Prosecutions said: ‘We resist the language of warfare, and I think the government has moved on this. It no longer uses this sort of [...]

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Being Fat is a Choice

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 8:03 Comments Off

For those with an obese child ages 12 to 17, the survey found more awareness that weight was a problem. Fifty-six percent said their child was “slightly overweight,” 31 percent responded “very overweight,” 11 percent said “about the right weight” and others said “slightly underweight.” I hate the mainstream chatter on this topic because, in [...]

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“Ron Paul will win by a landslide”

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 7:36 Comments Off

Well, someone thinks so. He’s quite optimistic, but I do like some of the seeds of his analysis, especially concerning the cash question and the primaries. He is right about the media polls being worthless, which is why I do not heed them.

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Deflation Worries Keeps Government Inflating

Monday, December 24, 2007 20:10 Comments Off

I wrote this satire in 2002, and it is back by popular demand (okay, one person asked for it) because the time is ripe for such a thing. Deflation Nightmares: Lower Prices Scare Off ConsumersBy: Karen De Coster Washington, D.C. – There is compelling new evidence that the U.S. economy could be headed toward a [...]

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Bing Crosby: Thoughts at Christmas

Sunday, December 23, 2007 18:09 Comments Off

Indeed, this video is wonderful (Crosby & Bowie), and I remember watching the song being performed for the first time on Bing’s Christmas special. However, thanks to YouTube and the people who stock it, this fabulous video is also online. This is the scene from White Christmas where Bing, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera [...]

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Why I Am Pro-Flemish Secession

Saturday, December 22, 2007 5:29 Comments Off

This article on Belgium left me both bewildered and amused. It reminded me, once again, that though the Left is good on war, they are still lacking a proper perspective on freedom and the state, and the ensuing knowledge that war is the health of the state. It’s not easy being Belgian. The snooty Dutch [...]

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“These Are Not Normal Times”

Saturday, December 22, 2007 5:13 Comments Off

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson visited the editorial offices of the LA Times and offered up some chicken soup for the libertarian soul. Jon Healey: Many of the people we speak with don’t like this because they see the results of the government’s work being sustaining housing values that should have been allowed to come down. [...]

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Neo”Con”ning the Kiddies

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 7:56 Comments Off

Writes Ryan Hainlen: This is directly out of my 6th grade sister’s history book. (And she has a test over it tomorrow.) “At the beginning of the twenty-first century, terrorism became a major threat to world peace. In 2003, U.S. military forces invaded Iraq. They were sent to prevent Iraq from using chemical and biological [...]

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