We Can All Learn Something From The Pilgrims

Filed under:Bill of Rights,General,Our Money — posted by Q Ball on 11/27/2010 @ 3:20 am

The pilgrims discovered quickly that Communism doesn’t work:

Milton Friedman on Greed & Capitalism

Filed under:General — posted by Jack on 11/23/2010 @ 11:12 pm

TSA: Pretending To Protect You

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on @ 4:13 pm

You may know Adam Savage from the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters. He had an interesting encounter with the TSA recently:

New Jersey Gun Laws are Insane

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War — posted by 3wire on 11/18/2010 @ 5:29 pm

A post on Warrior Times led me to this Reason.com article that you absolutely must read. It seems clear to me that the rabid anti-gun crowd will stop at nothing to persecute gun owners. They can’t get the U.S. Supreme court to go along with dismantling the U.S. Constitution so they use state legislation to turn technical infractions of state law into felonies with mandatory prison time. Reading the following section of the Reason article made my blood boil.

“New Jersey gun laws are insane,” Nappen says. “It makes a criminal of every gun owner and forces him to prove his innocence.” Worse, in 2008 the New Jersey legislature and then-Gov. John Corzine changed the law to make the penalty for possessing a gun the same as the penalty for using it to commit a separate crime. That means someone like Aitken gets the same punishment as someone who assaults another person with a gun. In November 2008, New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram issued a directive (PDF) urging the state’s prosecutors to apply the new law “vigorously,” “strictly,” and “uniformly.”

I think I’ll go donate some more money to  Reason and to pro-gun lobbyists and maybe my blood pressure will return to normal.  Be sure to read the whole article.

There’s Arrogance, Then There’s Obama

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 11/17/2010 @ 5:57 pm

From: Bosch Fawstin

“I never met in my life such an arrogant man,” says the arrogant NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg about Barack Obama to Rupert Murdoch. Obama is the most glorified community organizer in history, with no accomplishments to his name outside of an unlikely rise to the highest office in the world. Murdoch added that President Obama “might make great speeches but doesn’t get things done and doesn’t listen to anybody.” His arrogance will not allow any rational ideas to penetrate his policies, as we’ve seen in his post-election comments where he seems determined to continue the illusion that he knows what is best for America.


Australian politician: Britain is ‘overrun with immigrants and refugees’

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War — posted by Jack on 11/16/2010 @ 5:03 pm

Pauline Hanson, the former One Nation party chief who warned that Australia was at risk of being “swamped by Asians”, said France was also inundated with foreigners and she had decided to stay in Australia.

“I love England but so many people want to leave there because it’s overrun with immigrants and refugees,” she said.

“France is becoming filled with Muslims and the French and English are losing their way of life because they’re controlled by foreigners.”


California Supreme Court: illegal immigrants entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to US citizens

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by Jack on @ 4:58 pm

The California Supreme Court weighed in Monday on the politically charged immigration fray when it ruled that illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities.

While the ruling applies only to California, the case was closely watched nationally because nine other states, including New York and Texas, have similar laws.

Republican congressmen Lamar S. Smith of Texas and Steve King of Iowa filed a so-called friends of the court brief urging that illegal immigrants be denied the reduced rate.


Detroit in ruins – Leftist policies at work

Filed under:General — posted by Jack on 11/13/2010 @ 12:35 am

Republicans, don’s squander the chance we gave you.

Filed under:Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 11/8/2010 @ 6:01 pm

Sen.-elect Marco Rubio (R-FL), the son of a bartender and a maid becomes a US Senator.

Why Gore would censor “South Park”

Filed under:Culture War,Gaming,General — posted by 3wire on 11/5/2010 @ 1:05 am

Censorship, whether its speech, TV, movies, or games is just about one thing, control. Gee that sounds like a line from the Matrix doesn’t it? Before Gore was trying to control your greenhouse gases he wanted to control your TV. Don’t think he is a scary madman? How’s this for a quote, “the link between real-world violence and television violence is exactly analogous to the link between cigarette smoking and cancer.” I’ll bet that after he presented “scientific” research to back up that statement, the time for debate was over.

From: David Horowitz

A few years ago I found myself in Nashville at a two-day gathering of liberal “media experts” sponsored by Vice President Al Gore. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a “scientific” rationale for the censorship that Gore and the president (who also attended) were preparing to launch against the nation’s entertainment industry.

The event was held in an auditorium at Vanderbilt University, where Gore orchestrated the proceedings from the stage. With all the obtuseness that generally characterizes his thought process, the vice president was saying scary things like “the link between real-world violence and television violence is exactly analogous to the link between cigarette smoking and cancer.”

Of the 200 attending the event, only Jack Valenti, Tom Selleck and I took issue with Clinton and Gore’s “solution” — the V-chip — which they proceeded to unveil at the conference.

When Gore called on me to speak, I asked how crime rates could be so different in various neighborhoods of a given city, when the TV shows were the same. I also asked how the experts attending the event could have witnessed 100,000 murders on TV without becoming the desensitized, violence-crazed thugs that they implied was a television-watcher’s inevitable fate. My questions were not appreciated and I even heard some hisses as I spoke.


Is This What Sanity Looks Like?

Filed under:Culture War,Our Money — posted by Q Ball on 11/2/2010 @ 1:40 pm

Reason TV filed this video from the Rally to Restore Sanity:

Supreme Court Hears Violent Video Game Case Tomorrow

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Gaming — posted by Jack on 11/1/2010 @ 10:39 pm

“with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments tomorrow for California’s controversial law aimed at keeping violent games away from minors, support for gamers and the games industry is coming from all corners.

Writing for PCMag, Lance Ulanoff says the decision should rest in parents’ hands: “If I have real concerns, it’s up to me to argue it out with my son and take away the games or not buy them for him when he asks.”

Game developer Daniel Greenberg wants to know “how government bureaucrats are supposed to divine the artistic value that a video game has for a 17-year-old,” adding that he’s “disheartened and a little perplexed to see [his] art and passion lumped in with cigarettes and booze.”


Where Wealth Comes From

Filed under:Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on @ 5:12 pm

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace