Monday, June 30, 2008

Link Roundup 6/30

Link Roundup 6/30/2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Kaki King = Amazing Guitarist

Kaki King is an extremely talented fingerstyle guitarist, and here's some of her amazingness:

"Pull Me Out Alive":

Newest vid "Air and Kilometers":

Live on Letterman:

Link Roundup for 6/27

Ron Paul on the House floor

Monday, June 23, 2008

Link roundup 6/22

Can McCain claim the Ron Paul votes? -- No, he can't.

Libertarians 'may send a message' to the GOP - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review -- That's more like it.

The Media Did Fail Us - by Alan Bock -- They were more interested in seeing if the White House strategy was working than challenging the rationale for the war.

Imperial 'Justice'- by Justin Raimondo -- When the Mafia kills a bunch of innocent people (and are subsequently let off in trial), no one hesitates to call it mass homicide. When it's the Marines and the "bunch of people" are overseas, it's considered patriotism. But either way, it's organized crime.

Reflections on the Origin and the Stability of the State by Hans-Hermann Hoppe -- A well-articulated argument against typical statist dogma.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm kinda sick, but here are some links...

Insults from another time...

The exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor:
She said, "If you were my husband, I'd give you poison,"
And he said, "If you were my wife, I'd take it."

Gladstone, a member of Parliament, to Benjamin Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
"That depends, sir," said Disraeli, "On whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?" - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." - Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - Abraham Lincoln

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." - Oscar Wilde

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." comedian Jack E. Leonard

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." - Thomas Brackett Reed

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." - Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork. - Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."- Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Daily link roundup

The Longing for War, Forever - David Gordon - Mises Institute

Religion and Libertarianism by Walter Block

John McCain, Torture Puppet - by Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington is a historian based in London. He is the author of The Guantánamo Files, the first book to tell the stories of all the detainees in Guantanámo. He writes regularly on issues related to Guantánamo and the "War on Terror" on his Web site.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Jon Stewart and Scott McClellan

I never would have thought that a guy on Comedy Central could be one of the best reporters on television, but I am wrong. My opinion: Jon Stewart is currently the best serious interviewer on television, period.

Watch this interview with Scott McClellan, and I'll be darned if you aren't impressed. Can you find ANYBODY who does as good a job on standard cable news?

Jon Stewart grills Douglas Feith

This is a very interesting interview.