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Quote of the Day

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

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For Those Watching the State of the Union Address Tonight…

…may we suggest appropriate attire?   Something tells us it’s going to get deep out there. Don’t forget the boots:

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The Altitude? Really?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/04/gore-blames-denver-altitude-for-obama-debate-performance/ “I’m going to say something controversial here,” Gore said on Current TV, the channel he helped found. “Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to … Continue reading »

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Accidental Truth of the Day

JOFFE: Look, if you ask me, as an economist -as a cold-hearted economist – I would say we should never have gotten into the Euro. But now we have it. If we start fiddling with it, it’s like fiddling with a nuclear weapon. We just don’t know when it will go off and what kind … Continue reading »

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Why Importing Drugs Hurts Us

(Originally posted 12 Jul 2004, on a previous incarnation of this site.) I was reading an article today discussing a bill that would ban the import of cut-rate drugs from other countries. Specifically, the author hinted that those who oppose importing drugs (namely the Bush administration) are selling out their constituents health in favor of … Continue reading »

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And Speaking of Children…

In fact, Obama became so frustrated with the C.B.O. that at one point during the health-care debate he banned his aides from using the term “C.B.O.” in his presence. Instead, the President called the C.B.O. “banana.” http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/03/the-mandate-memo-how-obama-changed-his-mind.html Really?  The President–the Commander-in-Chief, the man with his finger on the button, the man who wants to control … Continue reading »

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Sic Semper Tyrannis!

On this day in history, a head of state was deposed by a group of Senators led by one of his closest friends.  A successful general, he enjoyed popular support among the citizens, but was accused of numerous crimes against the republic; when ordered to stand trial, he responded not by submitting to the lawful … Continue reading »

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Best description of the Fed we’ve heard in ages: “Benny and the Inkjets.”

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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/spaced_out_qGxi9pqY9Lu9xqzIZMd18H Transportation officials want to knock down a Chinatown newsstand that’s been in the same spot for 35 years — after suddenly discovering that it’s a precious 3 inches too close to the building it faces. “They came and measured, and the [Department of Transportation] said the newsstand is 3 inches too short for a … Continue reading »

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From The We’ll-School-You-Good Files

http://www.koco.com/r/30302312/detail.html MUSTANG, Okla. — A teacher’s nap in class ended up becoming a rude awakening for a student. Mustang Public Schools officials said a ninth-grader snapped a photo of a snoozing substitute with a cellphone last Friday at Mustang Mid-High School. The student was later suspended. Listen up, students: we won’t have you holding us … Continue reading »

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