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Archive for June, 2008

Yes, There Is A Choice

by @ Monday, June 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, Politics

A great video from the guys at Barr/Root `08:

Yes I’m Still Here

by @ Monday, June 30th, 2008. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

Outside of a few short things today, I’ll be returning from the self-imposed blog exile tomorrow.

Supreme Court Upholds Individual Right To Keep And Bear Arms

by @ Thursday, June 26th, 2008. Filed under Individual Liberty, Supreme Court

After nearly two centuries of silence, the Supreme Court today struck down a District of Columbia gun ban and affirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices’ first […]

Things We Don’t Need To Know About The Candidates, Part XXXIII

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

No, we don’t need to know what’s on Barack Obama’s iPod. Although I will say that the lack of any Sinatra, Nat Cole, or Ella Fitzgerald and the presence of the always pretentious Sheryl Crow takes the guy down several pegs in my book

Drew Carey Defends NAFTA

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. Filed under Economics, Individual Liberty

In the latest edition of The Drew Carey Project, it’s a defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement:  Campaign season is just getting warmed up, but looking back on the primaries we’ve already seen plenty of the usual fare: candidates shaking hands, hanging out at diners, and scaring voters about foreigners who are taking […]

The Death Penalty, Child Rape, And The Supreme Court

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. Filed under Legal, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a Louisiana law allowing the death penalty for rape of a child even when it doesn’t result in death is unconstitutional: A divided Supreme Court ruled today that it is unconstitutional to execute someone who rapes a child but does not kill the victim. In […]

The Right Man For The White House

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Humor, Politics

Crystal Clear Conservative has found a Presidential candidate we can all support: Most of my friends have been placing bets on who I would endorse for President of the United States.  My polling has shown that 60% said that Bob Barr was my choice, 25% said Chuck Baldwin, and the best stat of all was […]

Elitism Alert

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses, Economics, Gas Prices, Oil Prices

Andrew Sullivan on the joys of expensive gasoline: $4 a gallon is the best news this country has had in a very long time. Here’s to $5. It’s the only way Americans will ever learn. Because, you know, stupid us we all don’t see the joys of living in big cities and taking bicycles and […]

Ralph Nader’s Chutzpah

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics, Ralph Nader

The whitest guy in America says Barack Obama isn’t black enough: Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader accused Sen. Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic Party nominee, of downplaying poverty issues, trying to “talk white” and appealing to “white guilt” during his run for the White House. Nader, a thorn in the Democratic Party’s side since the […]

Running Away From Bush And McCain

by @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Congress, John McCain, Politics, Republicans

Gordon Smith is a Republican Senator from Oregon and here is his rather extraordinary ad: If that’s not a sign that the down-ticket knows that the GOP is in trouble this year, I don’t know what is.

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