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Governor Sanford cautions America to reject the stimulus package, citing data from the Congressional Budget office that claims that a slower growth rate in the future will result from the spending bill currently being pushed by Obama.
Part of our school day today included watching a DVD of the classic School House Rock cartoons that many of us grew up watching on Saturday mornings. I was delighted when, after watching the one that talked about the wonderful opportunity we all have to pay our fair share of income taxes on April 15th, my daughter exclaimed, “Mom, this is wrong. They’re saying that taxes are good!”
Music to my ears…
However, I found the next video interesting- Tyrannosaurus Debt- which compared the national debt to the appetite of a rather sizable dinosaur. What surprised me was the direct correlation made between wartime and the increase of debt.
Via Reason: The 2012 bankruptcy of Rhode Island-based video-game developer 38 Studios isn’t just a sad tale of a start-up tech company falling victim to the vagaries of a rough economy. It is a completely predictable story of crony capitalism, featuring star-struck legislators and the hubris of a larger-than-life athlete completely unprepared to compete in business.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, an iconic figure in New England after anchoring a historic playoff comeback which ended a legendary 86-year title drought, founded 38 Studios near the end of his baseball career in the hopes of becoming a big shot in the intensely competitive multi-player gaming world.
From CNN comes an awesome story about a medical marijuana superstore that has just been set up in my second hometown - Oakland, California. To paraphrase what the San Francisco Chronicle said, we can all thank Dhar Mann, the owner, and the City of Oakland for one important step in the legalization/decriminalization of marijuana in the United States.
This video is brilliant in its simplicity. Beck manages to boil down a very complex subject into a four minute segment. Glenn Beck is one of those figures in the media who I both love and hate. When he misses it, he really misses it, but when he hits it, as he does here, he hits it way out of the park.
This is a must see for anyone concerned with the American economy. Seeing as we’re all in this together now, that should be everybody.
Like Olbermann, I am saddened that Proposition 8 passed in California last week, and I have seen many reasons attributed to be the cause of its passage (large numbers of new black voters, the strong Mormon push, etc). I think it boils down to a tremendously large number of people who will vote for an undefined “change” in Washington, but not in other people’s bedrooms. Proposition 8 was about controlling people’s lives and limiting their freedoms by preventing them from a chance at true happiness. Whatever you believe in the nature vs.
Ron Paul gives his reaction to the recent violence in the Middle East with Israel’s invasion of Gaza, along with its implications for the United States. He correctly points out that, given the large amounts of foreign aid to Israel, the U.S. will likely be blamed for the current crisis, and that we can expect to suffer the consequences. He also brilliantly ties this crisis with our overall foreign policy of interventionism and pre-emptive war, and our overall foreign policy with the current financial crisis, reminding us that in reality this is one very large, multifaceted issue. He also gives his predictions for what we might expect in the coming year, including possible massive inflation when foreign countries financing our debt choose to start rejecting the dollar.
Via Reason, Kennedy gives a rundown of the best and worst Christmas films from a libertarian perspective.