Archive for February, 2008
J.D. Tuccille on bullying cops.
So many vehicles are being snatched from owners who stop making payments that some repo operators and auto auctioneers say lots are overflowing. …”Our business has skyrocketed,” says Patrick Altes, president of Falcon International in Daytona Beach, Fla. In recent times, his service saw a first wave of defaults that involved picking up boats and [...]
The result is this. I laughed myself to tears while watching this, um, candid moment.
In the depths of a Police State, people having video/cell phone cameras have become a great thing. I wonder how many people – aside from educated libertarians – are disturbed that the fat pig in uniform is upset that a 14-year-old kid didn’t “respect his badge.” Why would anyone respect a cheap emblem pinned on [...]
My blog has being doing weird things the last few days. If you see some posts that look like notes, or half-completed posts, it’s because that is exactly what happened. I blogged some notes from various email exchanges, etc., and I had planned to turn them into blog posts. However, I haven’t been able to [...]
Mona Charen on the vulgarity and temper of the self-righteous McCain.
An interesting discussion went on in a libertarian forum where I sometimes post. Libertarians always ask: who is worse, Obama or McCain? Looking at peoples’ responses, it seems it’s more a matter of internalized priorities. Though I would take serious issue with libertarians who say “let’s support Obama” because “taking over” the Democratic Party is [...]
The elder Buffett, Congressman Howard Buffett, on honest money. Monetary chaos was followed in Germany by a Hitler; in Russia by all-out Bolshevism; and in othernations by more or less tyranny. It can take a nation to communism without external influences. Suppose the frugal savings of the humble people of America continue to deteriorate in [...]
State Representative Charles Siler is busy introducing a resolution in the Kentucky House that will make Kentucky Fried Chicken the official picnic food of Kentucky. A PETA spokesman says, “If the state legislature moves forward with this one, then they should change Kentucky’s state bird from the cardinal to the debeaked, crippled, scalded, diseased, dead [...]
“Terrorists Evolve. Threats Evolve. Security Must Stay Ahead. You Play A Part.” That’s the moniker for the TSA blog. Everything you ever wanted to know about being searched, harassed, and questioned, but were afraid to ask. The TSA wants to be known as “the evolution of security.” You can read about the TSA Blog team [...]