This Toles’ cartoon on despondent voters getting liquored up reminds me of how Civil War surgeons gave soldiers whiskey before sawing off their legs. What is the best alcohol anesthetic for the amputation of the Bill of Rights?
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Maybe it has been too long since I wrote about the Postal Service and their durn monopoly. On the other hand, there is the Code of Honor – as captured by the iconic title of the 1979 book on the Washington press corps – Drunk Before Noon. For better or worse, I’ve never been inclined to start the […]
Washington Times, February 16, 2015 Obama’s liberal spending panacea The president ignores the crushing impact of more debt By James Bovard President Obama recently denounced the “mindless austerity” that threatens his dream of spending $4 trillion in the coming year. In lieu of the current sequestration restrictions on federal spending, Mr. Obama promises “smart investments […]
Brian Wilson and I had a rowdy chat on his Libertas Media Podcast this afternoon. After his great opening bit, I didn’t have the heart to tell Brian that Raging Bitch is no longer my favorite beer. After a discussion of Freedom in Chains and a foray into the Shenandoah Valley for “redneck ethnic cleansing,” […]
America is now an Attention Deficit Democracy where citizens’ ignorance and apathy allow politicians to do they please. The worst violation of voting rights occurs when election winners trample the law and the Constitution. Trumpeting the importance of voting deludes people into thinking that they have a leash on the government. Ballot Buffoonery: Modern democracy […]
The hubbub over the anniversary of Custer and the Little Big Horn reminded me of the time a couple decades ago when some Sioux Indians were on the warpath against me because of this Wall Street Journal article. I think there were other letters to the editor beside the one below from tearjerk queen congresswoman […]
From the February 2014 issue of FFF’s Future of Freedom – HOW I LEARNED NOT TO SHOVEL by James Bovard The Obama administration has touted government jobs and training programs as one of the solutions to America’s high unemployment rate. Such programs can teach young people invaluable lessons — especially about the unreliability of political […]