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Archive for October, 2010

Christine O’Donnell: Halloween Is A Satanic Holiday

by @ Sunday, October 31st, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Politics

Before she fades off into the sunset loving and protective arms of Fox News Channel, here’s one last oldie but goodie from Christine O’Donnell’s days as a late-90s late night television hack:

Pre-Election Podcasting

by @ Thursday, October 28th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Blogging, Elections, Politics

Last night, I took part in a special pre-election podcast over at United Liberty along with Jason Pye, Brett Bittner, Stephen Gordon, Mike Hassinger, and Shana Kluck.
We spent most of our time focusing on the Senate races in Florida, Kentucky, Nevada, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, but the conversation also wandered off into an interesting [...]

Tony Bennett, The Last Of The Great Ones

by @ Thursday, October 28th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Music, Sports

If you missed the bottom of the seventh inning during last night’s World Series Game, you missed one of heck of a moment:

As pretty as that was, it strikes me that this would’ve been just as appropriate:

No Snowmaggeddon Forecast For 2011

by @ Thursday, October 21st, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Residents of the Metro Washington, D.C. area afraid that the coming winter will bring a repeat of last year’s dual blizzards can calm down:
The National Weather Service (NWS) and AccuWeather released their winter outlooks this morning and both agree the odds are strongly stacked against a historically snowy winter in the D.C. metro region.
“I’m not [...]

Randy Barnett On The Constitutionality Of The Individual Mandate

by @ Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. Filed under Health Care Reform, Politics

Here’s the full video of Law Professor Randy Barnett giving the Sixth Annual Frederich von Hayek Lecture on the subject of the U.S. Constitution and the individual insurance mandate in Obamacare, 90 minutes long but well worth watching:

Republican Congressman: GOP Is Getting A Second Chance, But We Don’t Deserve It

by @ Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

California Republican Tom McClintock isn’t among those who believes that his party has learned their lesson yet:
Speaking at an event last week in Orange County, CA, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) said he expected big gains for his party at this year’s election, but said he worried that Republicans would squander the [...]

The Conservative Message To Libertarians: Sit Down, And Shut Up

by @ Monday, October 18th, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Over at Liberty Pundits, Melissa Clouthier responds to my post from yesterday about libertarian disenchantment with the GOP in a post provocatively entitled Libertarians: Still In Search Of Their Perfect World, Practically Irrelevant:
I have come to believe that Libertarians are worthless. Before them, a crop of wonderful, small government candidates sit and will likely [...]

On (Small-L) Libertarians, Conservatives, And The Republican Party

by @ Sunday, October 17th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Earlier this week at The Daily Beast, Tunku Varadarajan pondered the question of just how enthusiastic libertarians ought to be about Republican victories in the mid-term elections, specifically concerning candidates like Sharron Angle, Carl Paladino, and Christine O’Donnell, all of whom seem to be far more closely allied with the GOP socially conservative wing than [...]

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by @ Friday, October 15th, 2010. Filed under Blogging

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Ron Paul On MSNBC’s The Last Word

by @ Friday, October 15th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Ron Paul was on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell earlier this week talking about the Tea Party movement. Things got a little testy when O’Donnell started asking Paul about other candidates despite what Paul said was an agreement that he wouldn’t be asked to comment on other campaigns. Nonetheless, a good interview:
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Part Two:

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