Saturday, September 01, 2012

I shall now issue my endorsement for President of the United States

(I'm sure you have been just waiting for this. :-) I've just posted this as a response to a thread on Timebomb 2000, but after re-reading it, I like it enough that I want it here as well.)

I am amazed that so many people believe the act of voting for someone who is not "the lesser of two evils" is the same as throwing their vote away. I have always believed that the only way to throw away--waste--one's vote was to fail to use it.

If you step back and take a deep breath, then research the Romney and Obama voting records that are easily available on the ol' Intertubz, you will see that the differences are indeed small. It really doesn't matter what either says on the campaign trail, what matters is how they going to act after the election. And the only true data we have is their past records.

Call Obama a Socialist if you like. I call Romney a Crony Capitalist. Neither one believes in individual freedom to any great extent, nor do I think they believe in personal responsibility. What they do believe in is the use of government force to protect "their side" in the argument.

I have believed for most of my life that government was a necessary evil. I have recently come to the reluctant conclusion that I was wrong. Government is evil, period. Every government in history has wound up being destructive of individual freedom and the individual's best interests. Unfortunately, an L. Neil Smith libertarian paradise isn't in the cards any time soon, and maybe not ever. So with that in mind, I am going to vote for the candidate who shows a track record of trying to minimize the size, expense and reach of government.

Gary Johnson for President, folks.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I didn't know that was possible

(Via the Drudge Report)

Texas legislative district maps are rejected by a Federal court because...

...state prosecutors failed to prove that Texas lawmakers did not draw the new congressional and state Senate districts "without discriminatory purposes."

When I took logic classes, I was taught that proving a negative was impossible. However, in the new world of Atlas Shrugged (p. 699), it seems that all things are now possible. We just have to want them to be so.

Reminds me of an old saying: "If wishes were horses then beggars should ride."

Monday, August 27, 2012

But why wouldn't I secure my guns in my home?

Because your teenage son might have to shoot his wife-beating father.

My heart goes out to the kid. What a thing to have to carry with you the rest of your life--even if the bastard deserved it.

I can't think of a better reason to get fired

R. Lee Ermey, everyone's favorite Marine DI, was fired from his Geico commercial gig because he (correctly, IMO) identified an elephant in the room.

Pity I changed insurance companies some years ago. Lizard lovers...

And the gecko thing is kinda old, too.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ever wonder where the Bushmaster folks went?

When Cerberus Capital bought Bushmaster, there was rumored to be something of an employee exodus. Apparently, that rumor was true.

It seems those who left have landed at a place called Windham Weaponry. Gotta love capitalism.