Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Congratulations New Orleans!!!

Good work on staying calm and uniting together after being hit by the storm. I'm sure you all will bring back all the stuff you stole when the emergency situation has subsided. Way to handle adversity, you Cretans.

While we're on the subject, let me take a moment to discuss the 2nd Amendment. (for you blue staters that's the amendment that you say talks about the National Guard even though the Guard didn't exist until about 120 years after the Bill of Rights was written)

The police said they were going to work on saving lives and work on protecting private property as secondary, if at all. So I'm sure the store owner that is standing in front of his store with a .45 drawn is experiencing fewer five-finger discounts. Just proof of what I've always said: It's the job of the police to protect society, not individuals. That's your job...gun or not.

I just remember how New York City handled September 11th with such grace and dignity and heroism and while I'm sure heroism is underreported in New Orleans, mass looting is a disgrace.

Of course I'm looking at it from the perspective of someone who lives in a city where jay-walking is considered a serious offense.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

This country needs more cowbell

Christopher Walken is apparently going to run for president in 2008.

I'd put in a link to his website so you could go right to it but it is so pathetic I'm not going to bother. Just go to your favorite search engine and look it up yourself. As far as I'm concerned his highest qualification is that he was in Wayne's World 2.

In other exciting news, I'm going to go feed my cats.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My reading level

I was recently given a book that I must recommend to all of you.

It is a children's book entitled: An Island Called Liberty by Joseph Specht.

While I joked earlier about having never read Ayn Rand, I do find this book on par with other great libertarian primers by Charles Murray or David Boaz. There is nothing like a children's book to expose how simple a concept can be.

The book is summarized by this blurb on the back cover:

Inside is the story of a right friendly land, Where people were quick to lend a free hand.With the best of intentions they passed many laws, To fix what they felt were quite fixable flaws.But the fixes, they found, were too much in the end, For the bureaus and programs and taxes they penned.

Once the lessons were learned, here's what they knew:

The contentment of many can't come from the few.

This book can and should be purchased by clicking here.