Archive for August, 2010

The left believe lies and propagate misconceptions, too

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I was not impressed by this blag post by Timothy Egan, even though several of my friends were (according to Facebook). I mean, all of his points were good and worth making, but the immense hypocrisy of the blag post and liberal Democrats in general makes me skeptical that any ...

Another perspective on small business in the era of Big Government

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I liked this blag post by Philip Greenspun about how his small business suffers, both in absolute terms and relative to the competition, in the face of more government, more regulations, and more lobbyists. One reason I liked it might be because it fits in with our original goal in ...

Great insight from John Taylor Gatto

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

LewRockwell.com reprinted the preface to The Underground History of American Public Education by John Taylor Gatto, and it had some quote-worthy passages: I want to open up concealed aspects of modern schooling such as the deterioration it forces in the morality of parenting. You have no say at all in choosing ...

It’s not your fucking business

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Roger Clemens has been indicted for "obstruction of Congress" because he lied to them in 2008 when he told them, "Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or hGH." The Imperial Federal Government has decided it can take people's lives, liberty, and property for putting certain substances into ...

Victims

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

In Atlanta last Wednesday and Thursday, 30,000 people crowded the streets on foot and in their cars to hand in their applications for a voucher for free Section 8 housing to the East Point Housing Authority. More than a thousand people [as I mentioned, it was actually 30,000 in the ...

What the government tells you to eat may be killing you

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

I really liked this post by Radley Balko. Nothing needs to be added to it: Over at City Journal, Steven Malanga looks at the recent history of federal dietary guidelines and finds they may well be killing us. As a recent review of the latest research in Scientific American pointed out, ever ...

H.R. 5741: Universal National Service Act

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Perhaps you have seen the text of this House bill introduced by Chuck Rangel: the Universal National Service Act. Yes, a draft: military (or some other form of) slavery. Here is the summary sentence of the bill: To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and ...

Driver error, not Toyota defects

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

To the surprise of absolutely no one who was paying attention, the data recorders in the Toyota vehicles that supposedly accelerated out of control indicate that the drivers were responsible, not the accelerators, brake pedals, or electronics. I remember the Regular Guys radio show in Atlanta predicting, when these faulty ...