Archive for November 2010

Jaywalking – This Did Happen

This is December (almost) and not July but this is worth looking at again. Jay Leno interviews some people who don’t know much about history. They vote. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.978385&w=640&h=385&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]

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Surprise, Surprise — Photo Radar Cameras Making Millionaires

This story today tells us that the principals of a company that make photo speed and red light ticket cameras are becoming mulit-millionaires from their share of the fines paid to them by city and state governments. American Traffic Solutions (ATS Consolidated, Inc.) makes photo speed and red light cameras that issue tickets automatically. They…

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“The Euro Game Is Up! Who the hell do you people think you are?”

THE Daily Express this week became the first national newspaper to call for Britain to leave the European Union. Also this week British Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage castigated the EU plutocrats for trying to destroy democracy in Europe and driving the member states one by one into bankruptcy. The end is near?…

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Obama’s Poll Numbers Point to His Defeat In 2012

So says Byron York at the Washington Examiner. York has talked to some major pollsters and looked deep inside the polls, finding big trouble for Obama in 2012 if he isn’t able to turn things around. Obama has lost too much support from all key groups that elected him in 2008. Well, not all. Those…

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“Hope And Change Turns Out To Be Discord and Confusion”

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.978136&w=640&h=385&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] From ReasonTV: “Few legal scholars have blown as many minds and had the tangible impact that Richard Epstein has managed. His 1985 volume, Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain is a case in point. Epstein made the hugely controversial argument that regulations and other government actions such as environmental regulations…

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Jack Webb On TSA Perverts

Think of the bombshell that would go off if the terrorists detained at Guantanamo were treated the way TSA treats law-abiding U.S. citizens. American soldiers at Abu Ghraib were court martialed for lesser acts of humiliation of Al Quaeda prisoners than TSA is doing to air travelers. The premise for these outrages against citizens is…

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TSA Chief To Air Traveling Public: Drop Dead

Because we’re not going to change anything. TSA Chief John Pistole told a Congressional committee much the same on Wednesday, according to the Denver Post. Well, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she won’t submit to any groping by the TSA: The premise assumed by everyone who defends this nonsense is that somehow these pat-downs, offensive as…

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Kodachrome 1940

Frenchies “Juke Joint” in Melrose, Louisiana, 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. Reproduced from Kodachrome positive. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. [Click to Enlarge]

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