Archive for October, 2009

IP absurdities, part 23,984

Friday, October 30th, 2009

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it." —Voltaire Apparently hosting a Harry Potter–themed dinner party for charity around Halloween is an infringement of Warner Bros.'s copyrights.

Comic of the day

Friday, October 30th, 2009

This is three years old, but it is today's comic in my Dilbert page-a-day calendar. It's so appropriate for the real world of internet debating in general and political debates in particular.

Fish in a barrel 5

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

A Texas jury decided to sentence a murderer to death after consulting their Bibles during deliberation. People who lack a solid grasp of important socio-political issues (Statists) will use this revelation to distract from the real issue. The issue they will harp on is whether this represents some violation of ...

Quote of the day

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

"Government has never increased the standard of living of one single human being in civilization's history." —Steve Wynn, Fox News Sunday, October 11, 2009

Quote of the day

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Charles Johnson, October 14, 2009: If you want a recipe for real disgust with the prevailing political establishment, and a real opening for radical critique, one of the things that has to happen is that dissidents need to begin to see that even the longed-for best-case scenario can’t possibly deliver what ...

Fish in a barrel 4

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Yeah, I'm not too worried about those Scandinavian socialist utopias leaving the United States in the dust in terms of wealth, technology, and quality of life any time soon. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner says Americans are just going to have to get used to saving more of their money. ...

Free-market medicine link of the week

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Health Care: A Future Free-Market Alternative by Ross Levatter, published in the October 2009 issue of The Freeman. It is a relatively detailed description of Dr. Levatter's vision of the way the purchase and provision of health care would work in a free society: the way all other aspects of ...

An “up-or-down vote on health care”?!

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Sadly, we have yet another example of liberal short-sightedness and overall inability to understand the key part of an issue: this petition that the political action committee Progressive Change Campaign Committee is going to submit to Harry Reid. It reads, "Any Democratic senators who support a Republican attempt to block ...

Anarchist Elliot Madison wrongfully arrested, robbed

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

In a continuation of law-enforcement agencies' general disdain for and dismissal of our civil liberties, Elliot Madison, a self-described anarchist, was arrested for using Twitter and a police scanner to help G20 protesters coordinate their efforts and avoid police officers. The charges on which he was held don't indicate any ...