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Reidy

Member Since 29 Jan 2006
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In Topic: Glenn Beck RIP? Dayaamm!

24 August 2014 - 01:41 PM

To answer Merlin Jetton's question: I thought that Beck's proposal to invoke government to stop a move by private businesses and his intellectually slovenly conflation of government power with private economic activity were reprehensible, and they caused me to lose respect for him. Inevitably somebody will say that the big broadcasters and cable providers are part of the mixed economy too. That is a reason to call for less regulation, not more.

In Topic: Rick Perry Arrested for Vetoing Appropriation

22 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

Also Kay Bailey Hutchinson in 1994. It was a disaster for the prosecution and for Ann Richardson, the governor who was behind it all. The failure of the case against Hutchinson was one of the main reasons Richardson was voted out that year in favor of Bush. If she hadn't been so crooked he might have ended up as nothing more than a guy who once ran for governor and lost.

In Topic: past the tipping point...

21 August 2014 - 02:14 PM

Also historically ignorant. The early-twentieth-century Progressives were noisily inimical to individual rights and freedoms. Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism" is the best source on this. To see how they expressed their enimty in racial collectivism, try "Wrong on Race" by Bartlett or "The Strange Career of Jim Crow" by Woodward. I can't help thinking that this is why contemporary welfare/regulatory statists quit calling themselves liberals.

In Topic: Vote for the Ayn Rand dollar bill

15 August 2014 - 08:30 PM

And a pair of kneepads on the reverse side


In Topic: Atlas Shrugged Part III Trailer

15 August 2014 - 11:40 AM

I think of ARI's book giveaways as free samples, a familiar, self-interested and often effective form of marketing.  You don't get buyers until people decide that the product is worth money to them.