Archive for June, 2008

Huzzah for the SCOTUS

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

If I'm to understand correctly, it would seem that the Supreme Court just recently released their ruling on Heller vs. The District of Columbia which has decided that the second amendment protects an individuals right to bear arms. This is outstanding news. Therefore, I hereby declare today Second Amendment ...

Two Mises columns that expose economic follies

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Thomas DiLorenzo exposes the moranic follies and the total immorality contained in a ludicrous article in Time magazine about how the next president should fix our economy. I have a feeling that if I had read the vacuous Time article without knowing where it came from, without knowing it was ...

I don’t believe him

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

After saying, "What color is he?... Oh, okay, there you go," regarding Adam "Pacman" Jones's criminal record, Don Imus defends his comment by saying, "I meant that he was being picked on because he's black." It was supposed to be sarcastic, because everyone knows he's black and everyone knows blacks ...

European research needs a dash of anarchy

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Such was the title of a letter to the editor of Nature in the June 12, 2008 edition of the journal, written by Theo Walliman of Zurich, Switzerland. I thought it was pretty neat and quite refreshing to see such a sentiment expressed in Statolatrist Nature, even though it can't ...

Inside the Statolatrist mind

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

In New Scientist magazine, Owen Flanagan reviews the book The Political Mind by George Lakoff. Flanagan provides a surprising and refreshing non-Statolatrist perspective on science and politics in this review, but that might be typical in New Scientist—it certainly isn't in primary scientific journals. Flanagan is especially skeptical of this ...

It must suck to be Matt Moore

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I know this is nearly one-month-old news, but I have been too busy to blag much lately, as you can tell. Fear not, I'll be back in full force soon. I have been meaning to blag about this for a while because it is so stupid and so maddening. Radley ...

Funny, scathing review of Love Guru

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Dana Stevens of Slate magazine pans Mike Myers's latest movie. It sounds like the movie was about as funny as we all expected it to be. This review is probably much funnier than the movie. It's kind of funny: the funnier the review, the worse the movie probably is.

The Drug War

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I realize that it's bad form for me - the one author of this website that hardly ever authors - to have my most recent article in several weeks be nothing more than a simple drive by linking, but you know what? I do what I want! Here, John Stossel makes ...

Gonzalo Guizan: another death by drug war

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Radley Balko writes of another victim of the paramilitary-style drug raids that Republocrats and their myrmidon voters continue to support in the name of protecting our liberties or our morals or some such. On May 18, police in Easton, Connecticut conducted a heavily-armed drug raid on the home of Ronald Terebesi, ...

It’s funny ’cause it’s true

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Wendy McElroy: the State discourages helpfulness and decency

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Many libertarians have come to consider the police and other law-enforcement divisions of the State as the most directly vicious and physically dangerous branches of the State to deal with. Wendy McElroy wrote about why you should never voluntarily talk to agents of the State or offer them any unnecessary ...

Why I oppose monopolistic justice (sic) systems

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

The only remaining halfway-decent argument against the unregulated free market that I've encountered is that private police, courts, and retribution systems would be unaccountable to the actual justice of natural law and result in an increase in unchecked use of force against innocents. This would happen, they say, because there ...