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Entries from December 2008

Why Not Caroline Kennedy?

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments ·

As Hillary Clinton moves on from the Senate to her new position as Secretary of State, New York Governor David Paterson is looking for someone to fill her Senate seat for two years, ending with a special election in 2010. Among those being considered is Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John Kennedy and niece of […]

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Holiday Cheer for Libertarians

December 24th, 2008 · No Comments ·

For your holiday enjoyment, it’s the Milton Friedman Choir singing “The Corporation”: Enjoy! Dave

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Making a Basic Barbeque Sauce

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments ·

While I’m a meat purist when it comes to barbeque, most people like a nice, rich sauce with their meat. Not wanting to disappoint or force my taste on others, I’ve spent some time researching barbeque sauce and going over the sauces I’ve liked in the past, and experimenting with ingredients to come up with […]

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What the Hell is Wrong with Illinois?

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Down here in Texas we often make jokes about the day to day tolerance of political corruption in Louisiana. Up in New England they joke about the inbred machine politics of Rhode Island. In the mid-Atlantic states they poke fun at West Virginia’s backwoods, populist good-old-boy system. Out on the west coast they point the […]

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Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Like Prop 8 – The Musical

December 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments ·

I was looking for an excuse to write about this, and the inimitable Bill O'Reilly provided it on his show last night when he devoted a segment to expressing his outrage over the web release of a short video production called Prop 8 – The Musical. "Oh my, oh my," opined the balding, Brobdingnagian blowhard, […]

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Chambliss Victory Saves Filibuster in Senate

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments ·

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss is an unlikely hero for the Republican party, with a record which has just enough questionable votes on key issues to make religious conservatives nervous, but not enough strong positions on civil liberties issues to make libertarian Republicans entirely happy with him. He’s often dismissed unfairly as a moderate, despite a […]

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Food Riots, Civil Unrest and the Disunited States of America

December 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments ·

It may be mostly schadenfreude, but Russian economist Igor Panarin is convinced that the current economic crisis has a political component which will eventually break the United States apart into as many as six separate nations. He's not alone in this belief. It has long been a staple belief of racist extremist groups and is […]

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