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Bits & Pieces 2012-11-08

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. First Snow Or to quote Lorelai Gilmore: “Ladies and gentlemen, we have flakes. Flakes have been sighted. Flakage, if you will, has begun.” Yesterday afternoon and into the night, the season’s first snow in the Boston area (and if I recall correctly, in New England generally). I […]

Bazooka Nanny: A Political Satire

Now that the presidential election season is upon us, and the political promises are already flowing like diarrhea— from the Greek dia, meaning “through,” and rhea, “the back of the head.” (That’s a joke, by the way, in case your sense of political humor is deficient, like so many politicians— And there I go again.) […]

The Asshole vs. the Nicest Man You’d Ever Want to Meet

A very old friend of mine pointed me to this article at the Boston Herald, about Paul Keigan and his story of how the American dream is over. Long story short: Paul Keigan started out as a Canadian immigrant 48 years ago, with $96 and the American dream. He got into sales at a car […]

Would I Run? (If you’ve read this viral email…)

An old friend of the family forwarded a viral email that asks the question “Would you run?” I’ll tell you how I answered it, but first let me reprint the relevant part of the email. Imagine this happening to you… One Sunday morning service, a 2,000 member congregation was surprised to see two men enter, […]

Convicting Anyone of Anything

A jury convicted Lori Drew of breaking MySpace’s terms of service, possibly sending her to prison for years, if the verdict stands up on appeal. Why? Because she was involved in setting up a fake MySpace account, posing as a teenage boy, in order to mess with the emotions of a psychologically fragile teenage girl […]

In a Truly Free Market, Small Businesses Would Rule

Another interesting post on the Cato Institute blog, this time by Timothy B. Lee, commenting on an essay by Roderick Long, which argues that corporate welfare, government-imposed barriers to entry, and the like favor big business, and businesses would be smaller in a truly free economy. What caught my eye about Long’s article was his […]

Feeling Sorry for the “Impeach Barack Obama” Group Creator

I really felt for Ellen Finnigan, because of her recent article on the “Impeach Barack Obama” Facebook group that she created. I mean profanity-laced hate-email is one thing, but when the jerk sunk to calling her a “Republican,” them’s fightin’ words. I honestly felt bad for her, felt offended on her behalf. -TimK P.S. Ellen […]

Marshall Fritz Passes Away

Marshall Fritz, founder of the Advocates for Self-Government and of the Alliance for the Separation of School and State, and creator of the world-famous World’s Smallest Political Quiz, passed away on election day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008. He died at the age of 65, after a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Marshall founded the Advocates […]

Trampling on Liberty

Back in July, Barack Obama promised he would if elected president rescind any executive orders that “trample on liberty.” As I tell my kids, don’t believe a single thing a politician says during the campaign, because–unlike the way things work out here in the real world–you can’t sue a politician for not making good on […]

Yeah, That’s What I Think of the Election

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