Archive for December, 2007

Habeas Wha?

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Is posting a speech a total cop out when it comes to submitting a post? You bet. But that doesn't make this speech, concerning the ever growing disdain the Federal Government has for every American's natural right to habeas corpus, any less relevant. Please, enjoy the wonderful Judge Napolitano. ...

Home air fascism

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

The December 14, 2007 edition of NPR's "Science Friday" with Ira Flatow was a veritable orgy of statolatrist megalomania and top-rate fodder for libertarian ranting. Their topic during the hour in question was toxins in the air in our homes. You can listen to the entire hour here (click the play ...

Tim Swanson on the harm of State regulation of telecom

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Tim Swanson has written a collection of masterful columns for the Mises Institute, one in 2006 and two in the past week, about the harm already done to consumers by State intervention in the telecommunications industry and the harm that more State intervention will cause. I will try to amalgamate and ...

Rhino Repellant

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Wow, it seems that by agreeing to begin a libertarian blag with my friend John, I seemingly have unleashed a monster onto the world. When he approached me with the idea, I was concerned that we would not have frequent enough updates. It seems this fear was absolutely unfounded, since ...

Gene Callahan on Rousseau

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Gene Callahan, Austrian economist, LRC contributor, and author of Economics for Real People, runs a blag called Crash Landing. He wrote a good post about the first part of The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, defending Rousseau as being a very intelligent, sharp, and skilled political philosopher, and for having ...

IP absurdity

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

It is not proof of an idea's incorrectness that it results in impractical absurdities that go against common sense, but it's a good indication. Intellectual property laws fit the bill nicely. Just because incompetent and corrupt governments give patents to undeserving parties and protect the most ridiculous, non-proprietal "innovations" and ...

Pale Blue Dot

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I'm still convinced this is the best video on the internet.

The sad state of Zimbabwe

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Robert Mugabe has ruined the once-nice African nation of Zimbabwe because he, too, is a fascist, insane zealot. He is a racist who seized all the white people's land and drove every prosperous, successful person out of the country. His incompetent control of the central bank has resulted in astronomical ...

Bueno para los venezolanos

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

There was an article from Time magazine that was published at Yahoo.com, Why Venezuelans Turned on Chavez. Obviously Hugo Chavez is a fascist maniac who wants to become a totalitarian dictator because of how well that's worked in Latin America's past. That, I gathered from the article, is the ...

MINIX operating system

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

When I was looking for blags to add to our blagroll, I came across movementarian.com, Tim Swanson's web page. Even if I hadn't heard of Tim Swanson, I would have added him without hesitation because of his libertarianism and obvious fixation on "The Simpsons." He could hate baseball and beer ...

China says, “Merry Christmas,” Google won’t

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

I try not to get all up in arms about the "liberal war on Christmas" and all the other PC things that Christian conservatives complain about, not because they aren't harmful or threatening or worthy of denunciation, but because the Christian/neocon right themselves are currently a large part of the ...

Eric Hoffer on the neocons

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

If I were in a position of importance at a university and I were able to specify three books that every incoming student must have read before enrolling, I would choose The Law, The True Believer, and The Law again. The True Believer by Eric Hoffer (1951) is about mass ...