Monthly Archives: May 2010

“If wind and solar power were practical, entrepreneurs would invest in it. There would be no need for government to take money from taxpayers and give it to people pushing green products.”

John Stossel on the phractured physics of “green” energy: Maybe the electric car is the next big thing? “Electric cars are the next big thing, and they always will be.” There have been impressive headlines about electric cars from my brilliant colleagues in the media. The Washington Post said, “Prices on electric cars will continue […] Continue reading

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Like bugs trapped in amber, take a close look at Rotarian Socialist cockroaches and the pusillanimous pissants who make them possible.

This is from today’s Arizona Republic: Businesses that send employees door to door through Phoenix neighborhoods have jumped into the discussion over whether the city should require peddlers to be licensed before ringing doorbells. Phoenix is the only major city in the Valley that does not require some sort of business license for door-to-door solicitors. […] Continue reading

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The greatest risk of resurrgent statism is that we will forsake the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness…

Arthur C. Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in The Washington Post: The new statism in America, made possible by years of drift and accelerated by the panic over the economic crisis, threatens to make us permanently poorer. But that is not the greatest danger. The real risk is that in the new culture war, […] Continue reading

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Everything the ancient Greeks warned us about democracy has come true in modern Greece — and right here in River City as well

Mark Steyn in Macleans: Traditionally, a bank is a means by which old people with capital lend to young people with ideas. But the advanced democracies with their mountains of sovereign debt are in effect old people who’ve blown through their capital and are all out of ideas looking for young people flush enough to […] Continue reading

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Rand Paul’s take on private property rights is correct — and daring to tell unfamiliar, uncomfortable truths to voters is laudable.

Well. I’m thinking that “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” has brought us a nearly universal display of cowardice from the RE.net. If I am mistaken in this, I will happily amend my error with a link and a courtly bow. But I expect there is even more room for quivering, quibbling, cowering, caviling cowardice on this […] Continue reading

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“Jihad, Las Vegas!”

[Today is “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” and this is my contribution. I wrote this just before Independence Day in 2002. –GSS]  “Jihad, Las Vegas!” A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “C’mon, Sahib,” the Cabdriver said. “Let’s get rollin’.” Sahib said, “Again I must remind you that my name is not Sahib. And also I must ask […] Continue reading

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How the bank robbed Bonnie and Clyde

[Normally when I post a Willie story, my purpose is a sort of didactic brutality. Not so today. This one is just for fun. –GSS]  How the bank robbed Bonnie and Clyde A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Stick ‘em up!” said Clyde. I swear that’s what he said. My first bank robbery. I was right […] Continue reading

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