Libertarian Politics

Why I am a Libertarian

Another historical piece from the archive. On rereading it, I remembered that I had used a little literary license in writing the piece. The first time I heard the word ‘Libertarian’ was at the Texas State Capitol building, about ten days before the the Gulf War in ’91. During an anti-war protest there, I got …

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Humor

Dry Cleaning Conspiracy

Clothes that can’t be washed in water, when the world’s surface is covered by 71% water; when the body that it goes on is 60% water; when on any given day in the averge human’s life, water can fall right out of the sky onto the clothing he is wearing (well, unless you’ve been living …

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Health Humor Politics

“Light up, Everybody…”

The smoking argument. A conversation with my ‘teen’, and some suggestions. CATO’s regulation seems to enjoy beating dead horses as much as I do. They have offered a rebuttal to the ACSH article that calls them to task for belittling the health threat posed by cigarette smoke. Quoting from the article: We started that article …

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Architecture Philosophy Politics

Common Sense Alternatives

It’s my curse to see them, and then spend my time arguing with complete buffoons about them. Like the smoking argument, the solution the the drinking and driving problem isn’t less alcohol consumption, or more expensive drinks; just as the solution to problems with second hand smoke isn’t keeping people from smoking. It’s architectural; or …

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Humor

Telemarket counter script

Anyone who has called my house recently knows what an enjoyable time I have messing with telemarketers and their ilk. Just stumbled across a script for talking to telemarketers that I might just have to try:http://www.xs4all.nl/~egbg/counterscript.html Too funny. (although the pop-under that comes up with it is not)

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Humor

I’m short a couple of Bob…

Gaelic Storm restores the mood of the day. Yeah it’s grim, but if you can’t laugh at your own problems… Just checked the bank accounts. Not even going there.The teenager is frustrated. Not going there.The range is on the fritz. Not going there either. Re-queue that song, quick… I better finish quickly while I can. …

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Politics

Indirect Prohibition

I was sitting in the car with ‘the teenager’ the other day, listening to the latest news reports concerning a local bar being threatened with a revocation of their liquor license. They were accused of forcing a patron to drink to excess. As far as I know, they didn’t hold the guy down, so I’m …

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Humor Politics

A Woman President

I’ve been watching Commander in Chief on the tube lately. Friends of mine who have been trying to get me to watch West Wing for years ask me “why are you watching that show?” Getting beyond the obvious political leanings of the star of West Wing, I just have to answer “If I want to …

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