Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dont Ignore the Obvious

I’m kinda annoyed. It seems that some folks I care about are willing to ignore the obvious to suit their immediate needs. I can’t discuss the details, but I can repeat this – marginally out of context: War is an … Continue reading

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I loves me some Lord Acton

I think I stole the tone of the title, and this post was generated by a comment thread elsewhere, but in truth the genesis goes further back than even that. I’ll be quoting freely from the Wikipedia article on the … Continue reading

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Murkowski vs Washington

That’s George Washington in the title – certainly NOT the place with all the big buildings in DC. David Boaz from the Cato Institute noted in a 2006 essay: What’s so great about leaving office? Surely it matters more what … Continue reading

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9/11 – A Personal Note

The usual flurry of bloggers and pundits mark the date well in their way, but the anniversary of the events that day doesn’t stir me much. I confess that my outrage and frustration simply doesn’t ebb and flow much from … Continue reading

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Yelling Fire!

One of the oft repeated elements when free speech is discussed is the old thing about it being illegal to yell FIRE in a crowded theater. Thing is… That is only true if there is no fire! Of course, fire … Continue reading

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And then there are a few…

SemperPapa has a post up that I wish I’d written. I have tried, but it always seems to be a whine of some sort. Let me offer his last coupla paragraphs: And even if today the disgrace represented by the … Continue reading

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