Archive for the ‘Foreign policy’ Category

Disarm the President

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

According to this incredibly depressing and disturbing infographic, 62 pieces of human excrement have committed mass shootings in the United States since 1982, killing and injuring a total of 978 people. That's over 32 a year. Most of the guns used were semi-automatic, and 75% were purchased legally. All of ...

Quote of the day

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Chris Floyd on Obama's beloved Pakistan drone program: [W]hen you vote for one of the factions in the imperial power bloc—Democrat or Republican—this is what you are supporting. You are empowering, enabling and associating yourself with an extremist regime that visits bin Laden-like terror on innocent people, day after day, night ...

Bin Laden reaction roundup

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

I have been much more interested in the various and sundry reactions, mainly from Americans, to Osama bin Laden's killing than to the news itself. The whole situation ought to inspire quite a bit of mixed feelings from any libertarian, and even from any sensible, sympathetic human being. Notwithstanding the ...

End-of-the-month links

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Amazon.com's cancellation of its plans to open a South Carolina distribution center and high-tailing it out of town because the state legislature voted against giving the company a tax exemption are interesting from a libertarian perspective for a couple reasons. First, from a principled anti-tax standpoint, this is one of ...

Sign of the apocalypse

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Not only do I agree with everything currently on Michael Moore's Twitter page, I actually kind of enjoyed reading it. I think I enjoyed reading the last several days of his posts because he's exhibiting some admirable principle in excoriating Obama and the Democrats for intervening in Libya's civil war ...

Veterans’ Day quote of the day

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I thought it was a nice coincidence that this quote from Robert Higgs appeared at the top of the page in our random quote generator the first time I opened our blag today: This is the true lesson of our history: war, preparation for war, and foreign military interventions have served ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fish in a barrel 7

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I've been a little depressed about how little time I have/make for blagging and reading about politics and economics this year, but it's because I'm working a lot, exercising five or six times a week, and watching things obsessively on DVD, like Star Trek and Futurama and True Blood. I ...

One year of Obama crimes and failures

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Barack Obama is already a terrible president, a war criminal who belongs in prison beside Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. He is an economic ignoramus who despises private enterprise, exalts the State over the individual, and dreams of a world in which the inert, gray, bureaucratic mediocrity of corporate-State ...

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 ...

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, ...