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Via The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel concerning some pretty fucking disturbing public employee union tactics: Members of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, warning that they will face a boycott if they don’t support collective bargaining for public employee unions. The letters ask businesses […]

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2011-04-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government
Takers, Not Makers

Apparently we have a 2:1 need for paper pushing, bureaucratic fucktards to people who produce shit. Now I’m not a “corporations are evil for sending our jerbs overseas” kind of guy, but it makes you wonder why one of every 13 people in the US works for the fucking government instead of doing something that […]

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Via The Weekly Standard concerning a new report from The Government Accountability Office (tell me that isn’t a fucking oxymoron) and Medicare fraud: In a newly released report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that, in fiscal year 2010, $48 billion in taxpayer money was squandered on fraudulent or improper Medicare claims. Meanwhile, the nation’s […]

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2010-12-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + Government + War on Terror
Entrapment

Kenneth L. Wainstein, a former Assistant Attorney General: So long as that person has expressed an interest in committing a crime, it’s appropriate for the government to respond by providing the purported means of carrying out that crime so as to make a criminal case against him. How the fuck is the government providing the […]

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2010-11-30 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government
Color Me Surprised

Color me surprised. We live in a land where partisanship and team cheerleading take precedence over ideological considerations ten times out of ten. In essence, partisanship IS the ideology. Ross Douthat in a New York Times opinion piece concerning the American cancer that is political partisanship: Imagine, for a moment, that George W. Bush had […]

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2010-11-24 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + War on Terror
Just for the Proles

Unsurprisingly, many government officials, including congress and other bureaucrats don’t have to pass through TSA security checkpoints at airports and be subjected to the same undignified treatment of us potential terrorists. Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly […]

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2010-11-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Government + War on Terror
Expert Opinion

Obama notes that the new TSA molestation of all flyers is necessary, and that they are the most effective means of protecting Americans, stating that it is the advice of “experts” which lead him to institute the new search policies. I wonder if those best means of identifying potential terrorists as stated by the “experts” […]

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2010-11-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + Government + POTUS + War on Terror
Can We Stop Pretending?

Can we stop pretending that our government gives a shit about the Bill of Rights? President Obama on the TSA’s new screening procedures: But at this point, TSA in consultation with counterterrorism experts have indicated to me that the procedures that they have been putting in place are the only ones right now that they […]

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Progressive Statist: The Citizen’s United decision is the beginning of the end of our democracy! It allows corporations and stuff to say things about my fellow progressives. That is except when my side does it.

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2010-11-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Taxation
For the Little People

WaPo on Charlie Rangel’s having been found guilty by the House Ethics Committee: The conviction covers four areas of unethical behavior, the committee ruled. Rangel, 80, was found to have improperly used his congressional staff and official letterhead to solicit donations from corporate charities and chief executives for a college wing named in his honor, […]

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2010-11-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + War on Terror
TSA Checkpoint

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Ron Paul in his response to the TSA’s new protocol of sexual assault and molestation: My legislation is simple. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another […]

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2010-11-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + War on Terror
Holy Privatization Batman

Why the fuck haven’t airports kicked TSA fucktards to the curb yet? The Washington Examiner: Did you know that the nation’s airports are not required to have Transportation Security Administration screeners checking passengers at security checkpoints? The 2001 law creating the TSA gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program in favor […]

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2010-11-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + Government + health care + War on Drugs
A Crossroads

One idea that I’ve espoused since the beginning of the newfound limited government movement from the right is that so-called conservatives will come to a crossroads; a point at which they must decide what is more important: small government and individual liberty, or the enforcement of their moral agenda. Fortunately, it seems that some conservatives […]

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2010-11-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Europe + Government
A Question

How important is education to those receiving it if they are unwilling to pay for it themselves? Accusing him of “going along with Tory plans to shove the cost of higher education onto students and their families,” Ms. Harman told Mr. Clegg that he was like a college freshman who meets “a dodgy bloke” during […]

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2010-11-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government
The Ruling Class Strikes Again

A tag team of mixed party lobbyists, most of whom worked at DHS at some point, pushed the new backscatter scanners used by the TSA through to legislation. The Washington Examiner explains: The degradations of passing through full-body scanners that provide naked pictures of you to Transportation Security Administration agents may not mean that the […]

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2010-11-09 :: madlibertarianguy // election + Government + Tea Party
No More Pork

Newly voted-in Tea Party congressmen are moving for a ban on all earmarks. This is good idea for two reasons: 1) It will not allow congressmen to be bribed in to voting for bills they are opposed to. Earmarks have long been used to sway a particular person’s vote when he/she would otherwise not support […]

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2010-11-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election + Government
A Mandate

The Washington Post on Obama’s disconnect from the average citizen in wake of the Democrats’ vast losses in Congress: As Democrats try to get back on their feet and adjust to the new reality of divided government, they say there are opportunities to be found in the next two years. Anxious, impatient, dissatisfied voters, they […]

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2010-11-05 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Journalism + Tea Party
Concerned Troll is Concerned

WaPo on the concern over whether anti-Washington politicians elect might be co-opted by politics in Washington, DC: But as the Republican revolutionaries of 1994 have demonstrated, there’s something about coming to Washington that alters even the purest of intentions. Many of the 73 GOP members of Congress who won office in that huge anti-Washington electoral […]

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2010-11-04 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + POTUS
Ain’t That the Truth

The American Spectator on Obama’s reaction to the Democrats various losses in every form of government last night: The only difference now is that when [Obama] ignores Republican ideas, he’ll no longer be able to forge ahead and ram his agenda through Congress anyway. Ain’t that the truth. The potential gridlock is as good news […]

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