Showing posts from June, 2013

72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation in Boston

(BOSTON) National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assa

Constitution or Constipation?

CATO's Doug Bandow was a real sharp dude when we first met Back In The Day. He, Stephen Moore and several others were the young hard chargers at Ed Crane's growing think tank of upstart libertarian brainiacs making an impact on The Way We Always Do It on Capitol Hill. Here, Doug nails one of the giant tasks before us if the Republic is to have a chance... American Jurisprudence as Sausage-Making: Who Interprets the Constitution? Posted: 21 Jun 2013 02:51 PM PDT Doug Bandow The Supreme Court is finishing up its latest term, saving its most controversial decisions for last. Americans venerate the Constitution, but judges determine its meaning. Unfortunately, the result of the judicial process vindicates German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who famously said that no one should see his sausages or his laws being made. As I point out in my latest Forbes online column , much of the Constitution is treated like an antique wall decoration: although the federal gov

Hello, TSA?

Some choice excerpts from the latest  Jim Bovard  article on the TSA... The Transportation Security Administration treats American travelers like cattle being chuted to a civil liberties slaughterhouse.... The TSA has rarely missed an opportunity to abuse Americans who refuse to kowtow... The TSA is like a nitwit magician who perennially pulls boondoggles out of a hat .... The TSA is renowned as “security theater” - an organization whose byzantine rituals provide only an illusion of safety.... After the TSA has harassed and humiliated millions of Americans, now is the time to throw the penalty flag back at the agency.. . Rather than making Americans safe from terrorists, the TSA made them prey to federal agents.  After reading the entire piece, follow the E Z Instructions to call the TSA Polling Center and share your thoughts, feelings and/or experiences at the hands of this most lawless and intrusive Government waste of carbon and space. And join Jim and me as we dis and cuss th

WOW! Those spiffy Gun Control EOs sure are pricey!

"The implementation of these orders is expected to cost taxpayers $4.5 billon ." Here's the  rest of the story.  (My favorite is #4! How damn effective can ya get??)

Your Daily Insight

"...amid what is apparently called a 'recovery' remains a depressingly real sign of the times. The political allure of free is so strong that an alarming number of people choose to become wards of the entitlement/welfare state rather than captain their own destiny... threatening the supposed self-reliance that has long characterized the American national psyche ." Read it all  here.

What's another word for OMG?

 "Put another way, how can anyone contest the value and justifiability of the stories that we were able to publish as a result of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing: stories that informed the American public – including even the US Congress – about these incredibly consequential programs? What kind of person would think that it would be preferable to remain in the dark – totally ignorant – about them?" Glenn Greenwald  with more on the NSA. Hint: yoiu won't like it.

Do we have a "rouge" government?

Discussing the NSA vs 4th Amendment, Judge Andrew Napolitano called NSA whistleblower Eric Snowden a patriot for choosing to obey a higher law. What does that make Obama, Clapper, Boehner and other "elected officials" who are calling him a traitor?  Hear his answer and the entire the discussion during this week's "Judging Freedom" at  the Libertas Media Project.

Say it with me: You Have Over-Stepped Your Boundaries, Sir

"You Have Over-Stepped Your Boundaries, Sir" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/11/2013 - 12:45 Perhaps you have noted in your life, as we have in ours, that denial is often the preface to justification . For the citizens of our country there is no justification, no national security assertion, that will dissuade us from the premise that our current government, in listening to every phone call and reading every transmission on the internet, is violating the fundamental Constitutional rights of American citizens. As Americans we should say, “You have overstepped your boundaries Sir.” Citizens should stand and state, “No one has given you the authority to spy upon me and my fellow Americans and that you are violating the Constitution in this exercise and it should cease immediately.” It should be said to a Democrat. It should be said to a Republican. We should say this to any man that has undertaken to pervert the rights that we have ascribed to ourselves in t

Trust Is Like Virginity

    Words have meaning. Syntax provides more meaning with more words. Then comes the writer’s motive, prejudice, agenda, political persuasion the context of which transmits valuable information, utilitarian instruction, and some variety of propaganda or plain old flat-out lies. Let’s see what we have here…(my comments in snappy italicized red ) Mounting controversies are all about trust LIZ SIDOTI June 10, 2013 3:23 AM EDT WASHINGTON  — As a candidate, Barack Obama vowed to bring a different, better kind of leadership to the dysfunctional capital. He'd make government more efficient, accountable and transparent. He'd rise above the "small-ball" nature of doing business. And he'd work with Republicans to break Washington paralysis.  You can trust me, Obama said back in 2008. And — for a while, at least — a good piece of the country did.  But with big promises often come big failures — and the potential for big hits to the one thing that can make o

AP: "Mounting controversies are all about trust" -- BW:: And Trust is like your viginity....

 While written from a Statist and status quo perspective, this opinion piece  does manage to spotlight some important basic realities. Give it a read; I'll parse it here later.

Least Comforting Headline:

  NSA claims know-how to ensure no illegal spying Then why the hell didn't they use it? "Claims know-how...."? How about "claims will-do..."?

Another Timely Reunion!

One of my pals going back to the days of "Brian & Bob" on WWRC/DC (circa 1992-95), Stephen Moore, then of the CATO Institute, now WSJ Editorial Board and author of "Who's The Fairest Of Them All" . Stephen has been a frequent guest on my shows from DC to San Fran to Dallas to...wherever! We get back together discussing his appearance on Bill Maher's "show", Toledo as a microcosm of the plague known as Liberalism, where the IRS scandal will take us and other cheery news! Stephen's happy basketball nemesis, economist, author and professor extraordinaire, Walter E. Williams drops by for some fermented grape juice and timely conversation Friday afternoon. Judge Napolitano is out gathering Frequent Flier Miles this week. "Judging Freedom" returns next Thursday. All the action is right here at the  Libertas Media Project!

Stop. Read. Share.

Ya meet some of the nicest, smartest, best writers at . Daisy Luther has penned one of the  best I've read in moons:  Random Acts of Revolution . Don't forget to share with your friends....