Archive for December, 2009

Fish in a barrel 6

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

For some combination of reasons, the main one probably being the coming of the Second Great Depression and the need of so many people to save money, the exorbitant price of a college degree is being criticized and questioned more loudly and frequently than I can remember. For instance, Peter ...

Obama-bashing quote of the day

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

In reality, the quote of the day is Chris Floyd's entire post about Tony Blair's warmongering glorification of the Iraq War and Obama's warmongering glorification of any war the Imperial Federal Government embarks on—in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, no less! But since I know you all read Chris Floyd's ...

Monopolistic law-enforcement systems are a racket

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

My friend got a new car, a white Subaru Legacy, to replace his old white Subaru Legacy. Apparently, Michigan law lets you transfer your old license plates to your new car in some (all?) situations, so he just took his license plate off of his old Legacy and put it ...

The auto bailout money will not be repaid

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

And there will be more of it. Probably multiple times. Until the automotive industry is a de facto arm of the Imperial Federal Government. If you think this is not an explicit goal of the Obama regime, leave your address in the comments so I can mail you a tall, ...

Robert Fisk: Obama is a disaster

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

British Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk says Obama's foreign policy is a disaster potentially worse than Bush's, and that it is incomprehensible why Obama has taken on the Afghan war with such enthusiasm. I think it's safe to say that the libertarian community in general predicted his continuation of neoconservative, ...

Amanda Knox: guilty…or is she?

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I was very intrigued by this short video featuring an Italian lawyer, who has practiced in the U.S. and in Italy, explaining the differences between criminal trials (specifically, the judges and juries) in the two countries. He was being interviewed in the context of the conviction of Amanda Knox, the ...