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Archive for November, 2010

Jed Bartlet Calls The Butterball Hotline

by @ Wednesday, November 24th, 2010. Filed under Holidays

If you’re a fan of The West Wing, you’ll remember the time that President Jed Bartlet called the Butterball Hotline: A few years earlier, President Bartlet pardoned a turkey: Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll be back in a day or two. In the meantime, you can catch me on Twitter.

Yankees Willing To Let Derek Jeter Go?

by @ Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

The contract negotiations between the Yankees and Derek Jeter have taken a decidedly acrimonious turn: The Yankees have decided not to offer salary arbitration to shortstop Derek Jeter, according to two people in baseball briefed on the matter. The two spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to jeopardize their access to […]

Ron Paul Debates Former DHS Official On TSA Groping

by @ Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Privacy, Ron Paul

Virginia GOP Picks Primary For 2012 Senate Race

by @ Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Filed under 2012 Election, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

In a move that most are interpreting as good news for George Allen, the Virginia GOP has decided that the 2012 nominee for Senate will be decided via a primary rather than a convention: Virginia’s Republican Party will hold a primary to nominate its candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012, not a convention. The […]

Libertarian Party Co-Founder David Nolan Dies

by @ Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics

One of the men behind the birth of the Libertarian Party passed away over the weekend: David Nolan, one of the founders of the Libertarian Party and recent U.S. Senate candidate, has died at the age of 66. One of Nolan’s closest friends told CBS 5 News that Nolan was driving in Tucson Saturday when […]

Happy Fifth Anniversary To The Liberty Papers

by @ Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Filed under Blogging, The Liberty Papers

It was five years ago today that The Liberty Papers was born. At the time, Eric Cowperthwaite, who had founded the blog but has since moved on the other opportunities, described the purpose of this new blog in this post: The goal is to create a repository of writing and thinking on classic liberal thoughts, […]

George Carlin On Airport Security

by @ Sunday, November 21st, 2010. Filed under Humor

It’s Carlin so it’s a little NSFW, but funny and spot-on:

Ron Paul: You Don’t Surrender Your Rights When You Buy An Airplane Ticket

by @ Saturday, November 20th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Ron Paul: Stop The TSA Criminals

by @ Friday, November 19th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Ron Paul was on Neil Cavuto yesterday talking about the TSA mess:

George Allen Leads Virginia GOP Senate Nomination Fight

by @ Thursday, November 18th, 2010. Filed under 2012 Election, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

The last bit of data from Public Policy Polling’s poll of Virginia shows former Governor and Senator George Allen to be far ahead of other potential Republicans in the race to face George Allen in 2012: Virginia Republicans overwhelmingly want George Allen to be their candidate for the Senate in 2012. 46% say he’d be […]

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