Liberty & Freedom
By marfdrat on April 19, 2014
This kind of thinking is insane, but it fits neatly into the worldview held
by some that the government should be the source of all things to all people. With that view, it’s easy to see why local government functionaries wouldn’t want “unauthorized” personnel giving out food.
By marfdrat on March 20, 2014
Williams has a way of expressing the profound in the simplest terms possible. The key notion here is Thomas Paine’s statement: “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.” It may be necessary, but it has become so big, and so invasive, that it is far from the neutral rule keeper the founders intended.
By marfdrat on March 1, 2014
Earlier this week, Harry Reid basically said stories about the millions of people being negatively impacted by Obamacare were lies made up by the Koch brothers, or something. The National Republican Senatorial Committee came up with a reply.
Government’s War on the Little Guy: Where’s the Disaster Plan for Your Magic Hat Rabbit, Mr. Magician?
By marfdrat on December 17, 2013
As the federal government grows in size and influence, its ability to intrude into our lives becomes greater – and more destructive. Now, they want to make sure magicians are properly licensed, and they have disaster plans written out for the rabbits in their magic hats. Do we really need magicians to be licensed? Are there real safety and environmental issues present in the practice of performing magic for some kid’s birthday party?
By marfdrat on December 16, 2013
This guy actually didn’t show up for work for 18 months (one of many absences), yet continued to receive salary and bonuses ($206,000 annually) that totaled more than the administrator of the EPA. Didn’t anyone notice -or care- that he wasn’t showing up? Are they that busy that they didn’t have time to deal with an employee who didn’t bother to show up for work, or did they just not care (I suspect it was the latter)?
By marfdrat on December 15, 2013
No one’s ever gotten sick from eating the sauce, but California has suddenly found it necessary to shut down shipments of Sriracha hot sauce.
Public health officials in California have taken the drastic step of ordering the maker of Sriracha chili sauce to cease selling the popular condiment in the green-topped squeeze bottle for a month even though no one has ever complained about any problems with the sauce.