Thursday, February 13, 2003

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Our quote of the day comes from this article regarding France and Germany. Tom DeLay, House Majority Leader had this to say:

DeLay is trying a more personal approach. "I was at a celebration of India's Independence Day," he told reporters, "and a Frenchman came walking up to me and started talking to me about Iraq, and it was obvious we were not going to agree. And I said, 'Wait a minute. Do you speak German?' And he looked at me kind of funny and said, 'No, I don't speak German.' And I said, 'You're welcome,' turned around and walked off."

I bet he's still trying to figure that one out.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

ON AN UNFORTUNATE NOTE: According to the local BBC, some anti-war protestors are calling the government's stationing of military troops at Heathrow airport, in response to terrorists threats to airplanes, "propaganda", to justify going to war with Iraq.

Some people are just:

Really. Fucking. Stupid.
SEX, DRUGS, AND...LIBERTARIANISM?: Susan Lee has an awesome article of how libertarian principles are slowly creeping into the America psyche.

Yes, we're taking over. And there's no stopping it.

Seriously though, I think she summed it up nicely here:

One can imagine, though, how discouraged F.A. Hayek must have felt in 1944 when he sat down to write "The Road to Serfdom." Now, few doubt that Hayek has won and that the economic argument has been settled in favor of free markets. What remains is the battle over politics and culture. One down, two to go.

I think one day we'll see a much more socially liberal, economically conservative population. I would consider myself a "South Park" Republican, or a socially liberal Republican/libertarian. But I'm not the only one. You see it every day with some of the best conservative commentators. With Sean Hannity talking about sex (gasp!)on his radio show or Pejman talking about Grand Theft Auto (whoa!), one of the most violent video games ever made, in a favorable light, free market advocates have certainly come a long way. And we'll all be better because of it.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

NOBEL ECONOMISTS BLAST BUSH PLAN: Apparently there are many economists who are not too happy with Bush's tax cut plan.

Personally, I think Bush has done a terrible job lately on the fiscal side of things. He better start focusing a little more on domestic economics if he doesn't want to go the way of his father.
"DUDE, YER' GETTING BUSTED!": The Dell Kid is getting arrested on drug charges.

It's officially the end of the world.