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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hey, How Much Worse Could It Be?

Even as a free-market-lovin' small "L" libertarian, I had to laugh at this item. Touché, Onion, touché!

U.S. To Give Every Iraqi $3,544.91, Let Free-Market Capitalism Do The Rest [The Onion]

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Friday, March 16, 2007

This Just In...

From the heights of the Himalayas to the depths of... uh, Delaware -- here are some of today's top news items...

Breathe easy, everyone: Sinbad's alive. (Richard Jeni, however, is unfortunately still dead.)

Chinese government legislates protection of private property, still thinks the Dalai Lama's a bitch. Baby steps, people.

OK, yes, there is such a thing as global warming: This winter was the warmest on record worldwide.

Binge drinking rises at nation's colleges. I didn't think that was possible.

Forecast for the Bush Administration: Increasing shadiness with a 70% chance of corruption.

[All stories above courtesy of Yahoo! News]


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Suffer the Little Children('s Victims)

It all makes perfect sense, when you think about it. Click the picture above to learn more, then weep in despair.

The Cuddly Menace [whatisdeepfried]

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Radley Balko on immigration crackdown in Colorado

From Hit & Run: "In Colorado, crackdowns on illegal immigration have caused a shortage of agricultural labor. So farmers have contracted with the state's Corrections Department to have prisoners bring in the harvest , at the slave wage of about 60 cents per day.

Better a convicted felon pick peppers at gunpoint than a willing, eager foreigner desperate to support his family. There's like, American culture and values at stake. Or something like that."

French ad for March of the Penguins

In France, "March of the Penguins" is called "March of the Emperors" (they're emperor penguins). This French ad is funny.

West Philly principal out

My father is quoted in this news story about how he helped bring down a bad principal (not your "pal") at West Philly High. You wouldn't believe how bad conditions had gotten there. I'll see if I can get a copy of the letter he sent to the union up here.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Conspiracy theorists take note

Was the Death Star explosion an inside job?