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Entries from October 2004

Liberty Under Attack If the Patriot Act scare…

October 31st, 2004 · 2 Comments ·

Liberty Under Attack If the Patriot Act scared you – and it should have – the same folks who brought you warrantless searches and monitoring all of your phone and data transmissions have another one up their sleeves. Right now the Senate is considering H.R. 10 which includes provisions for a national ID card (section […]

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For Your Amusement… Most of you are probabl…

October 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment ·

For Your Amusement… Most of you are probably coming to this site using the address www.wakeupzombies.com, but apparently I have a compulsive desire to register domain names while there are still some left. So if you like a slightly different look, try some of these: www.torchofliberty.com www.elitistpig.com www.commonsenseaustin.com www.freenation.us I’m an inveterate fiddler and I’m […]

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Selling Your Issue to the Highest Bidder Just…

October 26th, 2004 · No Comments ·

Selling Your Issue to the Highest Bidder Just got news of a unique and amusing political/fundraising effort which I had to share. Some of you may be aware of the outrageous plans here in Austin – as well other Texas cities – to take already existing, already paid for roads and turn them into toll […]

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Sign for the Times As promised I did a rede…

October 20th, 2004 · No Comments ·

Sign for the Times As promised I did a redesign of the Michael Badnarik presidential campaign poster. Not all that exciting, but much more appealing than the version you may have seen on the streets. You can actually read it from more than a few feet away and it looks clearer and more attractive – […]

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When in Doubt, Go to the Source When I was in…

October 19th, 2004 · No Comments ·

When in Doubt, Go to the Source When I was in graduate school one thing they hammered into me that actually made sense was that if you want to build a viable thesis you should look to primary sources for your supporting data. That means don’t go look it up in a book about the […]

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Voices from Fantasyland As I do every week, I…

October 15th, 2004 · No Comments ·

Voices from Fantasyland As I do every week, I picked up a copy of the Austin Chronicle yesterday and sat down for a scary journey through the paranoid fantasies and hate-filled ravings of the ultra left. For those of you not from Austin and not familiar with the Chronicle, it’s a very popular holdover from […]

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Even a Stopped Clock… I know our raving lib…

October 14th, 2004 · 1 Comment ·

Even a Stopped Clock… I know our raving liberal visitors will find this hard to believe, but after viewing the last two debates I’ve realized that John Kerry is dead right on at least one issue. Since his positions seem almost random and change every few days I guess it’s not surprising that he should […]

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Are You a Neocon? We’ve had some visitors rec…

October 11th, 2004 · No Comments ·

Are You a Neocon? We’ve had some visitors recently who have expressed the amusing opinion that I’m a ‘neocon’, apparently based on the theory that anyone who doesn’t think Bush is a complete disaster and who thinks that America ought to retain some level of sovereignty subscribes to the whole littany of loony Neoconservative dogma. […]

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The Politics of Driving Driving around Austin…

October 10th, 2004 · 2 Comments ·

The Politics of Driving Driving around Austin – and I have to drive way too much every day – it seems like everyone has a bumper sticker making some statment from the back of their car. The city is remarkably polarized and full of outspoken folks involved in state government and the university. Everyone has […]

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The Truth They Dare Not Speak Bush and his mi…

October 8th, 2004 · 1 Comment ·

The Truth They Dare Not Speak Bush and his minions are reluctantly admitting there were no WMDs in Iraq, and everyone is jumping on it and they’re on the defensive and it’s a big media issue. To those with some common sense it’s just as meaningless now that they admit it as it was when […]

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