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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Santa Claus on “Benevolent Government” — Ron Paul’s 2017 Christmas Message

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:39 PM (22:39)

Ron Paul
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:35am

Government is not Mother Teresa.

It’s not “caring,” or “compassionate,” or “humanitarian.”

It doesn’t “help” the poor . . . . It multiplies them.

It doesn’t “run the economy” . . . . It destroys it.

It doesn’t “spread freedom” . . . It squashes it.

Government is violent force.

Either that force is chained down by a Constitution, or like a fire, it’ll spread and burn down everything in its path.

H/T Sam Damewood
https://facebook.com/sam.damewood/posts/10215428210043161


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseIssue 953 – 24 December 2017

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Rex’s Latest Inanity

Filed under: Blogging / Writing, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 6:04 AM (06:04)

OK, folks, I’m writing to comment upon Rex May’s latest bit of inanity to “grace” the e-pages of The Libertarian Enterprise

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2013/tle735-20130825-02.html

Whatever TLE readers think of Rex’s cartooning talents, let’s face it – his abilities with creating content in the prose format are . . . somewhat lacking.

In fact, they’re mostly copy-and-paste jobs from other people’s blogs and sites. The article linked to here is a prime example of this.

In the first paragraph of last week’s “article,” he just about brags about his emulation of the Joe Biden’s research and writing techniques:

“This could get complicated, so bear with me. First, I did THIS POST a few days back, and note that I didn’t write it—It’s mostly a reprint from John Craig’s blog, HERE. That’s clear? Okay. Now, Vulture of Critique has reacted very cleverly and incisively to John’s clever and incisive post which I cleverly and incisively reblogged, thus”

By the way, this is how Obama created Obamacare. He didn’t develop it on his own – he simply copied and pasted it over from Romney’s plan in Massachusetts, courtesy of Jon Gruber, the MIT economics professor who helped Romney with it in 2005 / 2006.

Thus I ask the staff and readers of TLE :

Is this sort of thing really necessary?

What exactly is the mission, the raison d’etre, for TLE ?

How does publishing copy-and-paste jobs from a white nationalist / conservative camp follower further that mission?

Is TLE jumping the shark?


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Twitter / Yahoo!

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Sunday, 7 October 2012

WTF?! (TLE LTE)

Filed under: Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:39 AM (05:39)

Current mood: cranky

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: What the Fuck?!
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 02:16:05
From: Mike Blessing
To: Ken Holder, L. Neil Smith

Neil / Ken –

Just now (Saturday, 6 October @ 1:15 AM), I saw the message in my inbox that TLE #691 was up on the web, so I went to check it out.

What did I see when I scrolled down a bit?

A cartoon by Rex May of Romney spanking Obama like a little kid.

I was under the impression that TLE was above this sort of WWE-style cheerleading for the DNC-vs-RNC dance of death that plagues us every two years.

When the (fascist) Democrat fights dirty and cheats, we’re supposed to jeer, yet when the (socialist) Republican pulls the same sort of dirty tricks, we’re supposed to cheer. Because, we all know, the Republican is the “lesser of two evils” good guy.

Anyone who has been reading TLE and similar media outlets for any length of time has no doubt seen numerous examples of stupidity, evil and insanity instigated by Republicans. But they’re the “lesser of two evils” bunch, correct?

For what it’s worth, I watched what’s been politely called a “debate” and saw the two clowns stammering out their “talking points” while making excuses for their track records and trying to score points on the other with witty one-liners.

Most of these one-liners were the same old, tired bits that we’ve all heard before from them, courtesy of the lamestream snoozemedia.

Still, I was quite amused that gun-grabber and health-care socializer Slick Willard had the audacity to talk about “free enterprise” and invoke the Declaration of Independence.

This is the same Slick Willard who supported TARP as signed by Bush, supported cap-and-trade for CO2 emissions, supported the GM bailout . . . . Need I go on?

About Mittens’ earlier promises to “repeal and replace Obamacare” – last Wednesday night he revealed exactly what he wants for the “replace” part of the scam – RomneyCare as implemented in 2006 in Massachusetts.

Here’s the funny part about this nonsense: he implied that he wants RomneyCare to replace ObamaCare, yet RomneyCare is what Jon Gruber (the MIT economics professor who helped RMonster put together the plan in Boston) pitched to the Obama Administration in 2009 as a template for Obamacare.

Meet the new bullshit, same as the old bullshit.

At first I was thinking that this was a bait-and-switch scam, but it’s more like the shell game that con artists play on the street – the ball, which was something like free-market health care, was nowhere to be found under any of the shells.

OK, this is the part where Rex starts behaving as a Romney-roid (think hemorrhoid, minus the rationality and principles) by screaming that I must want Obama re-elected, “If your not with us, your with Obama!!!!” that sort of thing.

Bring it on.

And if this sort of thing continues, then it’s probably time for a new front-page cartoonist on TLE. Let Rex peddle his Romney-porn somewhere else.


NOTES

  1. Posted at The Libertarian Enterprise
  2. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs – Xanga
    2. The Weekly Sedition


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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Re: A Policeman’s Lot

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:10 AM (08:10)

Re: “A Policeman’s Lot” by L. Neil Smith [in this issue]

> I’m getting downright autobiographical these days. I hope it doesn’t
> mean anything. For those I’m BCCing, this item is embargoed until the
> next TLE comes out, although I’m more than willing to discuss it
> privately.

Hell, Neil, I’ve known you used to be a cop since I first read The Probability Broach (November 1996) — it’s mentioned in the back on the page with the one-paragraph biography.

I’m seeing something of a trend here — you were a cop (and Air Force reservist, if I recall correctly), Tom Knapp was a Marine, I spent a few years with the Army ROTC, Army Reserve and National Guard, Aaron Zelman was a Navy corpsman in Vietnam, Stewart Rhodes (Oathkeepers) was an Army paratrooper, Ron Paul was in the Air Force in Vietnam . . .

Do our political proclivities stem from our time spent in the belly of the Beast?

Should this be considered a letter to the editor? I’m OK with that.

If so, I’d like to give an obligatory plug for an organization which is specifically aimed at getting the three out of a hundred cops that you mentioned in paragraph 13 (dare I hope for a fourth and fifth?) to do exactly what you’re calling for:

> keep the solemn promises they made when they signed on, to defend
> the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic (there’s a
> list of illegal orders they won’t obey, and, implicitly, certain
> actions on the part of other officers they’ll interfere with)

That organization is, of course, the Oathkeepers that I mentioned above.

The URL, for any cops (and military personnel) so interested is http://oathkeepers.org


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 668 – 29 April 2012

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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Adam vs The Man Resurrected

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Viewing — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:06 AM (08:06)

Adam Kokesh resurrects his local (Albuquerque, NM) radio show as a TV show based in Washington DC:

youtube.com/watch?v=6x50nqKAVEA


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 614 – 10 April 2011

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Re: Letter from L. Neil

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Security, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:40 AM (07:40)

Never forget that immediately after the events of 11 Sept 2001 (some call it “9-11”), the neo-conservatives were up in arms that the Air Force didn’t have F-16s and F-15s ready to intercept and shoot down the hijacked airliners. At the same time, they were also complaining that “airport security” wasn’t “tight enough.”

So when it comes down to brass tacks, the Busheviks would rather shoot down a plane with 90-100 people on board who haven’t hurt anyone else on the plane—turning them into 600-mph hamburger as their bodies are shredded by the explosion of an air-to-air missile and/or 20-mm or 30-mm cannon-fire — rather than let those same people carry any sort of self-defense technology onto the aircraft.

So much for their support of the Second Amendment.


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 597 – 28 November 2010

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Sunday, 27 December 2009

Re: “Obama and Libertarians”

Filed under: Correspondence, Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:00 AM (07:00)

Re: “Obama and Libertarians” by Daniel G. Jennings

> Once the Big Three have gotten done with their work, progressivism
> and liberalism will be dead in America. Obama and company will kill
> off what’s left of progressivism and liberalism as surely as George
> W. Bush’s brand of buffoonery killed off the stupidity known as
> neoconservatism (watered down neofascism would be a more accurate
> term for it).

I’ve heard this before, and it’s wishful thinking.

The Last Democrat

The full title of the book (for those not inclined to click the link) is this —

The Last Democrat. Why Bill Clinton Will Be The Last Democrat Americans Elect President.

It seems Bill Bradford may have published that one a bit too soon.

What I’m hoping for is that the Obama Administration can be tied to the Bush Administration in its support for the USA-PATRIOT Act, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the bevy of bailouts, among other things. Let George Bush be the albatross about Barack Obama’s neck.

Until Americans stop seeing issues as “Republicans vs Democrats” and start seeing things as “Imperial Washington DC vs The Rest of Us,” not much is going to change in favor of Liberty.

If you’re looking for a “libertarian Obama” who has sound principles AND can articulate them to a non-libertarian audience, I recommend that you check out Adam Kokesh, running for New Mexico’s 3rd District Congressional seat, currently warmed by the patronage system’s poster boy, Ben Ray Lujan.

kokeshforcongress.com


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 550 – 27 December 2009

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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Re: Re: Fixing the Economy

Filed under: Correspondence, Economics, Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:13 AM (00:13)

Actually, with the release of the “hundred trillion” note, everyone there is at least a quadrillionaire. Hence my suggestion for scientific notation on the bills.

Google “Zimbabwe dollar” and select for “Images” — you’ll see pictures of people posing with armloads of cash. I guess that the more enterprising thieves already made off with the more valuable wheelbarrows.

Or see the .jpg of one I’ve posted here —

http://mikewb1971.xanga.com/702693755/fixing-the-economy/

Does this mean that we’ll start getting the scam spam from Zimbabwe, advertising the billions and trillions to be had, if only we provide a bank account to put it into, along with “transfer fees” ?


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 521 – 31 May 2009

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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Fixing the Economy?

Filed under: Correspondence, Economics, Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:47 PM (23:47)

> This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday.
>
> The Business Section asked readers for ideas on “How Would You Fix the Economy?”
>
> I think this guy nailed it!
>
> Dear Mr. President:
>
> Please find below my suggestion for fixing America’s economy.
> Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander
> the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
>
> You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:
>
> There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force.
>
> Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
>
> 1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings — Unemployment fixed.
>
> 2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered — Auto Industry fixed.

The bailout of Ford, GM and Chrysler didn’t fix that? Imagine that!

> 3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage — Housing Crisis fixed.

The Bush / McCain / Obama bailout of October and November, 2008 didn’t fix it? What happened? How ever could it have gone wrong?

> It can’t get any easier than that!
>
> If more money is needed, have all members of Congress and their constituents pay their taxes . . .
>
> If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know.

I think it’s bat-shit insane —

40,000,000 people x 1,000,000 FRN (“US dollars” [1]) / person over fifty = 40,000,000,000,000 FRN

That’s FORTY TRILLION bucks.

Obama won’t have any choice but to use hyperinflation to make this excuse for a “plan” happen. Then we’ll all be carrying our cash around in wheelbarrows, and the crooks will steal the wheelbarrows, leaving us the now-worthless cash.

This is what happened in Germany following the 1929 Panic, i.e. “Great Depression.”

This is what Mugabe was (is ?) doing in Zimbabwe recently with his “trillion dollar” bills?

But, hey, if you’re really committed to this insanity, why not go all-out?

Instead of having the federal government and the Federal Reserve print up the cash, DO IT YOURSELF!

What the Fed and Bureau of Engraving and Printing should do is set up a series of servers hosting only a collection of web pages. On each of those pages are .jpg images of each demonination of Federal Reserve Note. These pages would be fully accessible, saveable and printable by the general public.

This way, people could save the images to their personal hard drives at home, and using their home computers, print out as much cash as needed on demand.

THINK OF THE SAVINGS!

No longer will the Fed and the Government need to expend resources on printing the bills, transporting them to banks for distribution, or safeguarding them in transit.

WE’LL ALL BE RICH!

And to top it all off, there’s no need to print all the zeroes on the bills—just use scientific notation. 10^15 and 10^18 works a whole lot better than 1,000,000,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000,000,000, in that there’s only so much space on the physical bill and all those zeroes take up a good bit of it that could be better used for pretty artwork.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_Note


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 520 – 24 May 2009

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

Re: Don’t Tread on Freedom

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:54 PM (22:54)

In [last] week’s TLE, the following note was appended to the end of L. Neil’s article “Don’t Tread on Freedom!” —

Here’s what I was able to dig up using Google—

http://www.google.com/search?q=Louisiana+police+Patriot+Depot&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

http://www.americanvision.org/the-american-vision-blog/man-detained-for-displaying-dont-tread-on-me-bumper-sticker/

www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=97374

It seems that the stop in question took place in Ball, Louisiana, part of Rapides Parish.

See also [this link]

The Google search that I linked to above also yakked up a link to a scandal involving Hurricane Katrina-related FEMA funds dating to 2006.

Re: the offending MIAC/DHS literature—this sort of thing is based on boilerplate material from the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. They’ve been producing this sort of crap since 1995, that I can remember, and will continue doing so as long as the Ruling Classwipes display a willingness to take it seriously. Rather than destroying it, I’d like to see it debunked and ridiculed for the garbage that it is. Preferably in the lamestream snoozemedia, but I’m not holding my breath on that.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise

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