Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Jackass Mainstream Media

On December 16th, 2007, the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, presidential candidate Ron Paul raised 6.04 million dollars in 24 hours. This is the largest single day donation for a presidential primary candidate in United States history, and the MSM is ignoring it. How much evidence do they need that Ron Paul is for real? What are they thinking, that we are still spammers?

How about this, MSM:
58,407 individual donors
24,915 first time donors
$102 average contribution

Okay, I wonder if any other candidate can inspire this sort of commitment? I mean, these contributors aren't big-wig corp execs who can drop 2300 bucks on a whim, these are people who are wondering if they can give $25 more and still feed their family from week to week.

Trust me, I know these people. We had around 1000 people out for a Tea Party on Ladybird Lake in Austin, TX that fabled Sunday afternoon. They come from all walks of life: young, old, African-American, white, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, high incomes, middle incomes, lower incomes - they are all there.

Why is this? Because freedom is popular. Because liberty brings dignity wherever you are in life. Because the message is universal.

So go jump, MSM. Get ready for some mega-blowback.

Ron Paul 2008 — Hope for America

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Better beer attributed to global warming...

As well as about 600 other things.

You would think this would get old after a while.

To set the record straight, I do think that global climate change is occurring, and I'm not talking about day-to-day variation. However, I do not think it is entirely certain that human activity is its cause, and I certainly do not think the alarmism of Al Gore and his ilk is worth the trouble.

I actually have recently written a paper that addresses this very topic from a libertarian perspective. I hope to publish it in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and I will be presenting it at the Austrian Scholar's Conference next March.

And my reward in class? My professor is now effectively calling me an "interesting contrarian". In my opinion, that's a good thing.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Cory Doctorow on Facebook...

How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook -- Facebook -- InformationWeek
In the real world, we don't articulate our social networks. Imagine how creepy it would be to wander into a co-worker's cubicle and discover the wall covered with tiny photos of everyone in the office, ranked by "friend" and "foe," with the top eight friends elevated to a small shrine decorated with Post-It roses and hearts. And yet, there's an undeniable attraction to corralling all your friends and friendly acquaintances, charting them and their relationship to you.

An interesting article from an interesting fellow...

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Ron Paul Blimp

Huckabee may have Chuck Norris, but Ron Paul has a Blimp! Eat it, Chucky.