Tagged With: Government

Taking a Knee

We think a lot of people need to watch several episodes of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.  Perhaps it’ll get them to comprehend the concept of “misdirection.”

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On Neil Gorsuch, Part I

We think we’re most impressed with Gorsuch’s skepticism toward the “Chevron two-step” or “Chevron deference” established in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984). Chevron is perhaps the least-sexy case with the biggest impact on your life; few non-lawyers have even heard of it, and yet it grants tremendous … Continue reading »

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State of the Liver Address

Good evening, everybody!  We’re here with you live following the State of the Union Address.  We assume you know the rules, but for those who haven’t been here before, you can find them at Reason‘s State of the Union Drinking Game.  Please remember that we’re trained professionals; based on scuttlebutt, it looks like we’ll be … Continue reading »

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On Absurdity

We recently enjoyed the opportunity to have as a party opponent a guest of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  We shall not detail the matter but to say that he is a mancritter who should not be allowed near children. In order for our case to proceed, we needed to serve him with certain paperwork … Continue reading »

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Pixar Presents…

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“Y’all Didn’t Think That One Through, Did You?” Lunar Edition

The Hill is reporting that two Representatives (Donna Edwards, D-MD, and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX) are proposing the establishment of a National Park on the moon. Yes, the moon. Clearly, they’re unfamiliar with the Outer Space Treaty, which forbids a government from claiming any land upon the moon (undoubtedly, this is why they’re Representatives, not … Continue reading »

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Airport Security

TSA to continue allowing small knives on planes, this time on purpose.  Because, really, they’ve been so effective at catching them thus far.

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Coffee

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Political Commentary

RE: Smith v. Van Gorkom, 488 A.2d 858 (Del. 1985). The Court held that the Board of Directors’ reliance upon Chairman Van Gorkom’s summary of a report which he himself had not read was not reasonable. Smartarse student: “It worked for Obamacare.  We had to pass it to see what was in it.”

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Quote of the Day

“Statists gonna state.” (h/t to Sigivald, posting at Oleg’s place)

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