$2b < $700.1b. drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2011-04-08).
From CNN: Washington (CNN) — Democrats and Republicans narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the federal government Friday night, agreeing on a budget deal and a short-term funding extension little more than an hour before the clock struck midnight and time ran out. The new funding extension, which cuts spending by…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Excellent ACLU piece on street harassment. drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2011-04-11).
Today will be different. I first remember it happening when I was around 14. I was in high school. I lived in the country. I had to walk a quarter of a mile from where the bus dropped me off to home. Guys driving by would sometimes call stuff out…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Wordfight at the C.P.B. Corral. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-14).
When Congress reached its midnight budget deal last week, the finished product didn't include the GOP's measure barring federal funds for National Public Radio, let alone the party's earlier proposal to zero out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting entirely. (I told you so.) In the aftermath, over at Bloomberg Government,…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Think Dialectically. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-04-09).
The title of the post is the advice my old friend Chris Matthew Sciabarra would surely give about proposals to change or abolish Medicare and Medicaid. It means holding the full context at the front of one’s mind. These programs certainly violate the rights of the people forced to finance…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
04/13/11 PHD comic: ‘Three to five weeks’ PHD Comics (2011-04-14).
Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham www.phdcomics.com title: "Three to five weeks" – originally published 4/13/2011 For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
dromiceiomimus, why was a big secret kept. Dinosaur Comics (2011-04-12).
archive – contact – sexy exciting merchandise – cute – search – about!!!@@e2;2020;90; previousApril 12th, 2011nextApril 12th, 2011: Today I am going to Montreal with Joey; we’re going to be the two classiest dudes on the train; if you see on the news “BREAKING: TRAIN MEN: SO CLASSY” then watch…(Linked Thursday 2011-04-14.)
Today in New York Times Navel-Gazing. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-15).
From Ginia Bellafante's review of Game of Thrones, an upcoming HBO adaptation of a book by the fantasy writer George R.R. Martin: The true perversion, though, is the sense you get that all of [the show's sex] has been tossed in as a little something for the ladies, out of…(Linked Friday 2011-04-15.)
libertarians have silly politics
Why are they afraid of Wikileaks? Marja Erwin (2010-11-17).
The authoritarians claim that we have no right to object to invasions of our privacy and freedom of association. They institute systematic surveillance and sometimes assassinations, including COINTELPRO and its successors, on these grounds. Yet they condemn Wikileaks, calling for internet censorship, arrests, or assassinations. They insist that the people…(Linked Saturday 2010-11-20.)
Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? Daily Brickbats (2010-11-19).
Denver police officer Devin Sparks says that Michael DeHerrera tried to punch him and he had to defend himself. But a video showed DeHerrera was just talking on his cell phone when Sparks tackled him, beat him repeatedly with a baton, and slammed a car door on him. The city…(Linked Monday 2010-11-22.)
Hey, I thought this was a libertarian blog, not a crafting one! drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2010-11-19).
Awhile back, there was a discussion on Facebook that had morphed into a discussion on food and agorism. I don't remember what started it, but I can assure you that it had little to nothing to do with the endpoint. I don't remember exactly what I said, but I recall…(Linked Monday 2010-11-22.)
- Sucky proposed NJ adoption law. drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2009-11-26).
I bet that Matthew Roberts, birthson of Charles Manson, is so thrilled that he looked into his family tree! So, apparently the State of NJ is looking to open up sealed adoption records. I love shit like this. You entered a contract that stipulates you will have no contact with…(Linked Friday 2009-11-27.)
- The Bullets of Egypt, Maine. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2009-11-25).
Amidst all the hype about the return of the militias, Christopher Ketcham reports in Time that one of the most interesting offshoots of the '90s militia scene, the 2nd Maine Militia, is still going strong. Founded by the novelist Carolyn Chute and her husband Michael, the Maine group mixes anti-corporate…(Linked Friday 2009-11-27.)
- Franklin & Franklin's Thanksgiving Special. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2009-11-25).
In honor of tomorrow's holiday, here is Benjamin Franklin's famous argument that the turkey should be our national bird: For my own part I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his…(Linked Friday 2009-11-27.)
- (title unknown) eye of the storm (2009-11-27). Sartwell is wrong to claim that Analytic “sense data” theories are wrong because based in “our own mental images.” (They are of course wrong, but for other reasons. Russell for one argues explicitly that sense-data are not mental entities of any kind.) But, otherwise, lovely. (Linked Friday 2009-11-27.)
- Dept. of Animated Economics. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2009-11-29).
An interesting animated infographic: "The Geography of a Recession." (Hat tip: Shawn Wilbur.)(Linked Sunday 2009-11-29.)