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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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Anyone who thinks that Obama, because of his cool demeanor and past history of drug usage, would be more liberal with drug policy is a fucking idiot. Obama’s Drug Czar explains: Today, Californians recognized that legalizing marijuana will not make our citizens healthier, solve California’s budget crisis, or reduce drug related violence in Mexico [. […]

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2010-10-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Legislation + War on Drugs
Here’s an Idea

Let’s continue to support the arrest hundreds of thousands of people a year, SWAT raids, and puppycide with our immoral War on Drugs so that we can maintain artificially high pot prices for a few people who operate in the dark. NPR: Another grower named Jay doesn’t want to use his last name because part […]

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Did someone say something about “outside groups” contributing money to republican campaigns at a far higher rate than democratic campaigns? Ah, yes. Here it is. Oh wait. Sorry. It must have been something about how eeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil it is to accept political contributions from groups that “regularly take in money from foreign corporations”. Got it. No. […]

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2010-10-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + War on Drugs
Fed Hypocrisy, a Short Monologue

The Federal Government (at Arizona): You cannot presume that you should enforce federal law, despite the explicit wishes of the residents of your state. The Federal Government, due to its behemoth size, slowly turns right while wiping drool from its chin and engages in a bout of fat-man breathing from the effort. It finally catches […]

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Though it shouldn’t be taken as an overt sign that they are abandoning their pro-Obama point of view, the Times has, once again, exposed one of the many kinks in Obama’s armor: A more national, outward-looking strategy for creating a “postpartisan” dynamic might have included White House partnerships with Republican governors or even with conservative […]

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From the Marijuana Policy Project: Back in May, when Kentucky Republican Rand Paul defeated an establishment candidate to win his party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, I pointed out that one of the issues Paul used to win over voters was his support of medical marijuana laws. Now, in a telling political move, the son […]

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2010-08-11 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Legislation
Dangle It, and They Will Cave

All the federal government needs to do is dangle “free” cash for long enough, and eventually, states, even those who vowed not to accept more cash, will cave in. Los Times: Mr. Sanford joined several other governors who had initially expressed hesitation about the money but later relented, including Dave Heineman of Nebraska and Sonny […]

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2010-07-23 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery
Douchebag of the Week

Senator John Kerry. Cato explains: In the future, dictionary publishers should get rid of their existing definitions for “hypocrisy” and replace them with a photo of Massachusetts Sen.ator John Kerry. He’s just been caught committing the horrible sin of saving his family more than $500,000 by domiciling his new yacht in Rhode Island (which is a […]

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2010-07-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Legislation + Regulation
The Next Financial Crisis

I wonder how long until I can use this link?

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2010-06-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Journalism + Military
What About It?

In an ongoing conversation about General McChrystal’s comments concerning the competency of many top officials in the Obama administration, The New York Times asks Should General McChrystal be dismissed for insubordination? Or do his remarks simply reflect a level of dissent that is not unhealthy and might be expected in a changing military culture? I […]

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2010-06-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + War on Drugs
Equal Protection My ( | )

For just one second, I’d like you to imagine a land in which you had your rights as a parent taken away for taking legally prescribed medications.  “No way!” most would say, “That place is fucking gulag!”  And I would absolutely agree.  But apparently we have such a hard-on for the War on Drugs in […]

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2010-06-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Journalism
Typical Hackmanship

Eternal douchebags Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin shouldn’t call Obama’s agenda socialist in nature because they have family problems. I’m no fan of any of those three.  In fact, I can’t stand to listen to any of them and I’m not sure we’d miss too much were the three to be abducted by […]

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2010-06-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + POTUS
Oh, I See.

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show on Obama’s hypocrisy of taking up of Bush era policies after decrying them in the run up to his election: Oh, I see.  You used to have a little.  Now you have a lot.

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
The More I see, The Less I Likey

And no I’m not talking about ObamaCare this time, but Rand Paul.  I was of the mind that he represents a very good chance at getting a consistently pro-liberty senator in the federal government.  But with each piece of news I hear since his slaughter of republitard establishment favorite Grayson, I lean more towards the […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Kentucky + Religion
Conflicted

Paul Prather in The Lexington Herald-Leader on “new atheism”: Atheists remain a tiny minority, but they’re far more vocal and combative than they used to be, an approach advocated by Dawkins and others. They have every right to state their views. The irony is that this current brand of aggressive atheism is just another form […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + POTUS
The Importance of Personal Responsibility

Sheryl Gay Stolberg in The New York Times on Obama’s commencement address at a Michigan High School: Mr. Obama has spoken often of the importance of personal responsibility, especially in urging parents to be more engaged in raising their children. He returned to the responsibility theme in Kalamazoo, paired the message with a lament about […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
As If There Was An Option

Bill Estep via The Lexington Herald-Leader on recent meetings between Rand Paul and the establishment party hacks Paul ran against in the Kentucky Senatorial primaries: But Paul ran outside the party establishment, against a man endorsed by leaders of that establishment and without the support of many in the party structure. “It happened, and we’ve […]

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2010-06-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + POTUS
Need We More Proof?

Jackie Calmes and Sheryl Gay Stolberg via The New York Times: President Obama on Saturday implored Congress to provide more aid to states and cities to blunt “the devastating economic impact of budget cuts” by local governments that imperil the jobs of teachers, the police, firefighters and other public employees. I’m not sure better proof […]

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2010-06-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Environment
Amusing

I find it extremely amusing that the attitude of some people is that oil gushing in to the gulf is bad, but that detonating a fucking nuclear bomb to stop it is okay.  They’re not okay with oil in the environment, but are good with radiation.

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