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Entries from February 2010

Fun With Libertarians

February 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments ·

I had an hour free this afternoon so I dropped in to visit the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance conference here in Austin to see what was going on and have a little fun. What was going on was a schedule of meetings and planning sessions and a meeting of the national board of the Libertarian […]

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The Positive Power of “No”

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments ·

As the Republican minority in Congress refuses to cooperate with just about anything the Democrats put forward which involves expanding government programs and spending money which we don't have, they make themselves targets for the criticism that they are "the party of no" and that they have no positive policies and only want to block […]

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The Liberty Slate Money Bomb

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments ·

Since Ron Paul's campaign for president in 2008, the idea of the "Money Bomb" has become a staple fundraising tool of the tea parties, libertarians and liberty Republican candidates. A Money Bomb is a coordinated effort to raise money for a specific candidate on a designated day spread virally through the internet, passed on from […]

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Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon

February 16th, 2010 · No Comments ·

After a career as one of the preeminent horror writers of the 1990s and a break which lasted for several years, Robert McCammon has come back with a vengeance, completely reinventing his career, with an impressive series of historical mysteries set in the American colonies in the early 18th century. The stories center on the […]

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Is a Medina Upset Possible in Texas?

February 12th, 2010 · No Comments ·

With three weeks left to go in the Texas Republican primary, libertarian-leaning outsider Debra Medina has gained surprising ground in the polls and is building popular support as an alternative to the too-familiar faces of Governor Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in the race for governor. The latest poll from usually reliable Public […]

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It’s Time for the Tea Party to Grow Up

February 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments ·

Over the weekend I’ve been thinking about Tea Party Nation’s convention in Nashville and some of the criticism which has been leveled at it. A lot of that criticism focuses on the fact that the organizers are charging a lot, paying Sarah Palin a lot, and making a profit on the event. This made me […]

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Is this the End of the Tea Party?

February 7th, 2010 · No Comments ·

In reading coverage of the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville I have to wonder if this might be the final nail in the coffin of the Tea Party movement. There's still a lot of legitimate anger and grassroots protest out there, but this event is such a charade and so fundamentally antithetical to the […]

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DC Snowed In – America Safe for 72 Hours!

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments ·

The only thing falling faster than the dollar and the hopes of unemployed Americans this winter is the snow in Washington DC. The capital is now in the grips of its third blizzard in two weeks, this one expected to rival the famed Knickerbocker snowstorm of 1922 which shut the entire city down for a […]

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