Archive for January, 2010

In Praise of Harry Reid?

Saturday, January 30, 2010 7:15 9 Comments

Remembering the (correct) words of Harry Reid on Obama’s dialect, here’s another one. Has anyone noticed that FOX has been sneaking in these sound bites (without reference to his dialect of course)? Remember a while back when I linked to this very revealing speech from Obama where he put on his best black preacher for [...]

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Walter Williams Suggests More “Diversity”

Saturday, January 30, 2010 6:59 8 Comments

Dr. Williams is at it again: You say, “Williams, the reason blacks dominate basketball and football is that they are better than whites.” Careful! That’s an attitude that could win you a charge of racism. It differs little from suggesting that the reason why not many blacks are nuclear physicists is because they are not [...]

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Steve Lee “Likes Guns” and Government Gun Control

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 20:53 11 Comments

The song by Australian Steve Lee, “I Like Guns,” has been making the rounds on the Internet. Not so fast, dear libertarian friends and fellow fans of guns. Steve Lee is actually a proponent of government-defined gun control, as long as he can have his guns as “toys” to blow up cars. Here is an [...]

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What Do You Do When a Big Company Tries to Swindle You?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 20:10 14 Comments

You fight back on a level where you can win: intellectually, or with a fierce desire to not be ripped off. For most companies, it is obviously in their best interests to bring in new customers and treat them well enough to turn them into return customers. In the free market, poor customer service usually [...]

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Primal Life: Diet and Health

Saturday, January 23, 2010 16:10 25 Comments

People write me often and ask about resources, books, websites, etc. that point to the primal/paleo lifestyle/diet I often refer to in my posts such as this one. I’ve undergone a somewhat long and exploratory process to get to the point where I am now eating only fresh, whole, natural foods - real foods, such as [...]

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The BMI-Obesity Police Are Hanging With the Salt Police

Thursday, January 21, 2010 21:52 5 Comments

The BMI-Obesity militarized police force is at your door, and they would love to stick your child into “intensive weight management programs” when necessary. And certainly, “when necessary” is open to a wide array of interpretations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) – yes, Virginia, there is such a thing – recommends that all [...]

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Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer”

Thursday, January 21, 2010 20:21 3 Comments

I am ashamed to say I have never read the book. A reader, Alex, just dropped a comment about the book on my blog. I understand that Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements” is a splendid read. Butler Shaffer and I were in one of those great bookstores in [...]

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The Recession Made Me Love Manual Labor

Thursday, January 21, 2010 19:50 No Comments

Tobin Levy writes the kind of piece I love to read: “Tales of an Accidental Grease Monkey.” But my grandfather’s determination to catapult his son into a white-collar career had the deleterious effect of making him too white-collar, the anti-plumber, if you will. My father is an excellent magazine publisher, but possibly the least handy [...]

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Hitler’s Greatest Hits

Thursday, January 21, 2010 19:21 6 Comments

The movie Downfall has produced some great YouTube spoofs, and another one came across my desk today: “Hitler Finds Out Scott Brown Won Massachusetts Senator Seat.” I still like the “balloon boy” spoof – that has to be one of the better uses of this movie clip. Then there is “Hitler gets scammed on eBay.” [...]

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(More on) Why Libertarians Should Stop the Politician Love-a-Thons

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:28 13 Comments

Peter Schiff on foreign policy – two minutes into the video.

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