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Entries from July 2010

First Amendment Under Attack – Feds Shut Down 73,000 Blogs

July 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

Under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act passed in 1998 the Obama administration has shut down 73,000 blogs this week which were hosted on the Blogetery.com WordPress based hosting service. Initially the target was a small group of sites which were incolved in illegal file sharing, but ultimately a request was issued to […]

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Strama and Keffer – When They Get Bipartisan the Taxpayers Get Screwed

July 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

It always fascinates me how politicians who are running for office find ways to warp and spin their records to appeal to every audience regardless of what their past positions and actions really were. Ambiguous votes on peculiar bills, supporting legislation they know will get voted down just to get it on their resume, authoring […]

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Proposition 19 Offers a Great Opportunity for the Republican Party

July 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

California has drawn a lot of attention in the past because of its initiative and referendum system, which gets controversial issues on the ballot so that the voters of the state can make decisions their elected representatives are often afraid to take a position on. We’re going to see more fireworks this fall when Californians […]

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Is Conspiranoia the Product of Ignorance or Delusion?

July 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

It occurs to me that perhaps we sometimes look for unnecessarily complicated explanations in trying to understand the mental processes of those who are conspiracy obsessed, Several examples I’ve seen recently lead me to wonder if perhaps many common conspiranoid beliefs are the result of a simple misunderstanding or misreading of a text, or even […]

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Campaign Finance Laws are Absurd – Throw Them All Out!

July 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments ·

I’ve recently been exposed to several examples of campaign finance laws in action here in Texas and it has become clear to me that these laws are inconsistent, arbitrary, and absurd. They seem to serve little purpose but to hide what the actual sources of money are and to create jobs for political middlemen and […]

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There’s No Room for Secession in the Constitution

July 4th, 2010 · 17 Comments ·

Paleocon and Southern Nationalist Thomas DiLorenzo has made a career of writing books with the objective of redefining the causes of the Civil War and rewriting the history of the Lincoln presidency. While he has been scoffed at by mainstream historians, he has gathered a following among deluded quasi-libertarians through his association with the Von […]

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Michael Steele Talks Sense – He Must Resign!

July 3rd, 2010 · No Comments ·

If you’ve ever wondered who the idiots are in the Republican Party — you know, the folks who lost us the presidency and both houses of Congress — you need look no further than the catalog of prominent pundits and politicians now calling for the resignation of Michael Steele. They’re not calling on Steele to […]

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