from the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily (posted online today) Dying to Corrupt Afghanistan by James Bovard American soldiers are dying so that Afghan politicians can continue looting U.S. tax dollars. Foreign aid has long been notorious for creating kleptocracies — governments of thieves. The $50+ billion foreign aid that the United States has […]
Archive | November, 2011
Brian Wilson and I had a good time lambasting the Senate for voting to empower the U.S. military to seize and indefinitely detain American citizens on the homefront. It is amazing to see 44 Republican senators race over a cliff to give absolute power to a president they claim to abhor. As long as some […]
I don’t know how many project managers follow Dilbert, but the ones that do (and understand the humor) might be ready for Suicide Watch. Scott Adams has a perfect ear for the absurdities of contemporary American bloviating.
From an interview with Press TV earlier today – James Bovard, policy advisor for The Future of Freedom Foundation in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday said that “a lot of folks had high expectations from the congressional super committee to reduce the federal deficit. I figured it would be a fraud […]
The police response to the nonviolent protests at the University of California Davis is a stark lesson of how much abuse some government officials feel entitled to inflict on anyone who does not kowtow. Watching this video, I wonder how much more violence the police would have inflicted if they had been confident that they […]
I got a phone call from my old friend John Bartz a few days ago informing me of the sad news that his wife Zdenka had passed away. Zdenka was visiting western Europe at the time the Soviet military crushed the “Prague Spring” in 1968. Rather than return behind the Iron Curtain, she came to […]
The Transportation Security Administration is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week. Perhaps they can uncork an extra bottle of champagne to toast the hundreds of thousands of jobs they destroyed by making travel far more onerous for Americans. I have been flogging this agency since 2003. Here is a link to my blog entries on […]