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Archive for June, 2010

Ron Paul: End The War In Afghanistan

by @ Tuesday, June 29th, 2010. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Sounds good to me:

Quote Of The Day: Closing Of The Political Mind Edition

Rick Moran has a conversation with himself and diagnosis what is wrong with political discourse in this country:
It got to the point last week, after reading the usual nonsense from many conservatives about how Obama is deliberately trying to “destroy” the country, or is a Marxist, or wants to be a dictator, or is favoring [...]

Another Classic Rant From Rick Santelli: Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Sending

by @ Monday, June 28th, 2010. Filed under Economics, Individual Liberty, Politics

The guy who set the fire that started the Tea Party Movement was in rare form again this morning:

Virginia Bloggers Kicked Out Of Freedom Fest When Sarah Palin Takes The Stage

by @ Monday, June 28th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin

Bearing Drift’s J.R. Hoeft and Brian Kirwin were live blogging the Freedom Fest event in Hampton Roads yesterday, when this happened:
8:28: J.R. Hoeft: Sekulow introducing Palin – applauding her discipline and decisiveness.
8:29: Brian K: Sarah Palin hits the stage to a standing o
8:31: Brian K:  Sarah cheers the Lady Monarchs. Good choice
8:34:J.R. Hoeft: We’re [...]

War Blogging

by @ Sunday, June 27th, 2010. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs

A few Afghanistan-related items from my today over at OTB:
Americans Growing Weary Of Endless War
and
Endless War Causing Trouble At The Top ?
Also, to complete the trifecta, something from last week:
The Real News From The McChrystal Interview: The Troops Aren’t Happy

Texas Republican Liberty Caucus Denounces Anti-Gay Planks In Party Platform

by @ Friday, June 25th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Fortunately, not every Republican in Texas is an anti-gay bigot:
AUSTIN, TX – At the state Republican convention earlier this month, Texas Republicans opted to abandon the Republican tradition of respecting the Constitution and protecting individual liberty and privacy rights by adopting a platform which includes planks attacking the civil liberties of certain Texans.
The platform advocates [...]

Ron Paul On The Oil Spill Crisis And The Drilling Ban

by @ Friday, June 25th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Congressman Steve King (R., Iowa): “There’s One Birth Certificate We Haven’t Seen”

by @ Thursday, June 24th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Congressman Steve King, who last made news when he said that Barack Obama favors black people, has now come out as a birther:

Americans Love Their Country, Fear Their Government

by @ Thursday, June 24th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty

At least that’s what the latest Rasmussen Poll seems to say:
Nearly half of American Adults see the government today as a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Adults see the government today as a threat to rights. Thirty-seven percent (37%) [...]

Kelo, Five Years Later

by @ Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Property Rights

It was five years ago today, that the Supreme Court issued it’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London
In 1998 the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced plans to build a giant new research and development center in New London, Connecticut. As part of the deal, city officials agreed to clear out neighboring property owners via [...]

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