Saturday, January 12, 2013

Going Galt, going rogue, off the grid, under the radar

Patriotic Group To Build Armed 'Defensible' Neighborhood Fortress

A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed community to protect their liberty.
The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho.  The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who "voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of Rightful Liberty." . . . 
The community will be protected by a perimeter wall that will be inaccessible to "tourists."  Each neighborhood within the community will have lower walls, dividing the town into defensible sections.
The website has a link to applications where prospective residents can sign up.  According to Citadel, more than 200 families have completed applications, even before any land has been purchased. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

This day in history

A Jew who made South Carolina his home:
Francis Salvador, the first Jew to hold an elected office in the Americas, takes his seat on the South Carolina Provincial Congress on this day in 1775. . . . On July 1, Salvador earned the nickname "Southern Paul Revere" when he rode 30 miles to warn of a Cherokee attack on backcountry settlements. Exactly one month later, while leading a militia group under the general command of Major General James Wilkinson, Salvador and his men were ambushed by a group of Cherokees and Loyalists near present-day Seneca, South Carolina. Salvador was shot and scalped by the Cherokees. Although he survived long enough to know that the militia had won the engagement, he never learned that the South Carolina delegation to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia had taken his advice and voted for independence from Britain.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Barack "Executive Order" Obama

Biden: Obama Might Use Executive Order to Deal With Guns

Get your guns now, before they are all gone. This might also be titled, "Obama Credited with the Rise of the Gun Black Market."

Charles the 'lion' dog sparks 911 call in Norfolk, Va.

Charles is a Labradoodle groomed to look like a lion:
Click here if that link doesn't work.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

“Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility."

Current TV employees are not happy with Al Gore (who recently sold the tv station to Al Jazeera, his take of the $500 million price was $100 million):
“He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter  sells to the emir?”  . . . "We all know now that Al Gore is nothing but a bulls***ter,” said the staffer bluntly. "We do stories on the tax code, and he sells the network before the tax code kicked in? Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right—as in cold, hard cash!”
Does this reaction count as, "Woke up!"?

Map of Texas gun owners

also known as, Don't Mess with Texans:


Monday, January 7, 2013

What?!!

I can't decide if this is good or bad, but it sure is a jaw dropper:
President of the National Association of Police Officers and Boston Police Officer Thomas Nee is a member of Vice President Joe Biden's gun control task force, which was created by President Obama in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nee's son, Joseph Nee, was convicted in 2008 for planning to commit mass murder of students and teachers at Marshfield High School in Massachusetts, similar to that of Columbine in 1999. After spending nine months in prison, Nee's conviction was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court.

"I used to be a happy person who had a lot of fun—even depression did not keep me from being a happy person who had a lot of fun."

Says Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation. Wurtzel zoomed to literary fame after that book (I haven't read it, but admittedly may), and has reportedly been making a living all these years on her precocious writing ability. I only barely know of her and her life, but I find her to be quite irksome. The quote above sort of sums it up - if she really, truly knew what it felt like to be depressed, she would have enough respect for it not to call herself a happy person who always had a lot of fun. It is for this reason, that she's made money of the "honesty" of her emotions, but her honesty is only relative. It is whatever she thinks it is ("I have been engaged in telling the truth about my life for most of my life now, and I believe everything I say.").

And we are mesmerized by her oblivious approach to life. Oh, to be Elizabeth Wurtzel, without a care in the world, but actually has the weight of the world upon her all at the same time, and still to be so goddamned fortunate that she can call up David Boies out of the blue and have him arrange to have her apartment packed so she can get away from the psychotic landlady stalker who has threatened to slash her face. She has a fantastical ability to make herself simultaneously desirable and the most annoying person on earth. We hate her because most of us can only be one or the other, and there's generally no flip flopping back and forth. We are stuck with who we are. And so is she, but she gets to think she is everyone she thinks she is. And she gets away with it! We let her get away with it!

From her latest 5 bazillion word essay placed in New York Magazine, that rambles through brambles, and tramples through reality:
Maybe I should have been wiser. But the only way I could have was to have been a completely different person, along the way probably becoming a different writer, most likely a lousy one. I am fortunate to have been well paid for an almost pathological honesty, and the only way I am able to write that way is by being that way. It has been worth it—of course it has been—because there is a higher price attached to rare attributes than common ones. But there is a lot of good, workmanlike journalism that I could have, should have, and would have done if anyone ever thought of me. I established myself as someone much too precious. And, honest, I don’t pretend to like people I don’t and I can’t pretend to respect people who don’t deserve it. Still, my financial life might look about the same no matter what, because I chose to write about an uncompromised life in New York City in these times, and the only way to be that person is to never have it all work out.
Oh, to be so brave and vulnerable. Yeah, and have friend like David Boies. Close to the end she says:
But this is it for me. I am a free spirit. I do not know any other way to be. No one else seems to live as I do. In a world gone wrong, a pure heart is dangerous.
Dangerous, and you might have died or been a poor shlump on skid row, or a bored upper east side housewife, and yet somehow millions of people are reading your worthless essay. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Token Libertarian Girl explains political philosphy of libertarianism

Do liberatarians need to reach out to women?*

My girl, Julie Borowski on why libertarians are short on women:
*Ha! I say this in a scoffing manner - I hate the whole "reaching out to ______" meme.
Unless it consists of "Wake up!"

8. Bastiat ~ The Results of Legal Plunder

Frederic Bastiat was a French economist and statesman. During and after the Revolution in 1848, he warned of the inevitable degeneration of socialism into communism in The LawPrevious Bastiat posts can be found here.

 
From The Law:

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. 

What are the consequences of such a perversion? It would require volumes to describe them all. Thus we must content ourselves with pointing out the most striking. 

In the first place, it erases from everyone's conscience the distinction between justice and injustice. 

No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree. The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law. These two evils are of equal consequence, and it would be difficult for a person to choose between them. 

The nature of law is to maintain justice. This is so much the case that, in the minds of the people, law and justice are one and the same thing. There is in all of us a strong disposition to believe that anything lawful is also legitimate. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that things are "just" because law makes them so. Thus, in order to make plunder appear just and sacred to many consciences, it is only necessary for the law to decree and sanction it. Slavery, restrictions, and monopoly find defenders not only among those who profit from them but also among those who suffer from them.