"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why I don't Sing the Star-Spangled Banner

A Mennonite explains his church's stand:

I love my country, but I sing my loyalty and pledge my allegiance to Jesus alone.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Debut of Bam Bam Bigelow

Twenty five years ago this month. I remember this well. It was one of the last great runs for Memphis. Bam Bam went on to have stints with both the WWF and WCW, but he was never really used right.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

They Died with Their Boots On

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of the Little big Horn, where Indians wiped out U.S. Army troops under the command of George Armstrong Custer, or, as they called him, Womankiller.

Jefferson's

Much like a cornhole contest, I'd never even heard of Jefferson's until recently. But it's apparently a regional chain, and a franchise opened in Summerville. So I tried it for lunch today. I got the barebecue platter. It's supposed to come with coleslaw, but somehow they were out of coleslaw by 11:30. I got baked beans and fries instead. The barbecue was good for a chain joint. The beans were excellent , and the fries were too salty. Portions were decent, as were the prices. The service was excellent. I'll probably try it again.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fortunately, I Use Only Paper Plates

And never drink coffee.

Jon Huntsman Eats Food

What reporters will do when they have copy to file.

Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Ron Paul and Barney Frank introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level Explicitly based on the constitutional amendment that ended Prohibition, it would let states set their own marijuana policies and limit the federal government to fighting the smuggling of marijuana into those states that ban it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Return of E-Verify

Reason magazine looks at what those small goverment Republicans have wroght.

Why the Federal Budget Won't Be Cut

Well, not until it absolutely has to be cut, anyway. Surveys show that the cuts people have absolutely not idea where their money goes.

How Walmart Discriminates Against Women

I really hadn't followed the case that closely. But this column explains that Walmart requires managers to move to a new store from the one they are promoted out of and to work 50 to 60 hour weeks, things men are more willing to do than women. And that is how it discriminates.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Galveston

Glenn Campbell announced he has Alzheimer's today. He was a tremendous talent.

Headline of the Day

Of course, they are.

What Ben Barnanke Has Wrought

Inlfation is up to 3.6 percent and getting worse each month.

You Learn Something New Everyday

We got a press release from the rec department today about the festivities they will be hosting on July 4. Along with live music and fireworks and kids rides, they will be holding a cornhole contest. I found that involves throwing a beanbag through a hole in a piece of wood.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just a Few Minor Errors

Reason tears apart Slate's latest attack on libertarianism.

Georgia's New Immigration Law

It hasn't taken effect yet, but Jay Bookman says it's already working.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Texas Two Step

Rick Perry supported Al Gore in 1998.

Jon Stewart's Blackilist

One victim speaks out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Netflix

Content isn't king.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Trophy Kids in Therapy

Joanne Jacobs looks at what modern child-rearing has wrought.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

LeBron James = Ric Flair

Makes sense to me.

I Think i Just Saw a Pork Chop Pass By My Window

Hmm.

Easy As

You can get them in college education departments.

Not Enough Drugs

Walter Olson looks at why there's a shortage of dozens of critical drugs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hicks from the Sticks

Steve Sailer has more on white American basketball players.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Muddled Masses

Reason magazine looks at immigration law.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Honorable?

Don Boudreaux looks at Anthony Weiner.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sounds Like a Win-Win Proposal

David Simon reveals what it would take for him to create another season of The Wire.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Confederates on the Rhine

The Atlantic looks at the popularity of Civil War reenactments in Germany.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Good Old Days

They were actually more violent that the present, notes Bryan Caplan.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011