Saturday, July 04, 2015

Vetoing Liquor Privatization, Pennsylvania's Governor Says Competition Would Raise Prices

I guess you don't need to understand economics to be a governor.
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Staffer Told Ted Cruz He Thought a Reporter Was Nice. The GOP Candidate Responded With Harsh Advice.

Cruz comes across to me as slimy, but this is the not spoken of truth about the media that needs to be spoken of more often. "After a young staffer told Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz how “nice” a member of the media is, Cruz said he actually stopped the young man with a harsh reminder about the intentions of most reporters. “I actually stopped him and I said, ‘You know what? No, she’s not [nice]. She wants to destroy you. Nothing would make her happier than to take your life and filet you on the front pages. And don’t think for a minute that because she smiles and is friendly to you, that it’s anything else,’” Cruz said, sharing the story on The Glenn Beck Program."
Staffer Told Ted Cruz He Thought a Reporter Was Nice. The GOP Candidate Responded With Harsh Advice.
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How to Talk to a Non-Leftist the Other 364 Days of the Year

"The problem isn’t what’s happening on the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving. It’s what’s not happening the rest of the year. Too many young people are walled off in the left-wing monoculture of the universities or in hipster enclaves where everybody gets their news from the same sources and believes the same things. They need talking points to figure out how to discuss ObamaCare with “Uncle Ted” and “Aunt Janine” (as this latest version calls them) because discussing politics with people who disagree with them is such an unfamiliar experience."
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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Civil Forfeiture Now Requires A Criminal Conviction In Montana And New Mexico

This is good. Two down, forty eight to go.
Civil Forfeiture Now Requires A Criminal Conviction In Montana And New Mexico
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Florida Judge Threatens PINAC Reporters With Arrest for Recording Courthouse From Public Sidewalk

"Why is the judge going through all this trouble to keep our cameras away from the courtroom and now the courthouse, insisting we are not media, when our online readership numbers rival mainstream media companies in Jacksonville? One possible reason is because the judge presiding over the trial of PINAC correspondent Michale Hoffman has forbidden him from using the First Amendment as a defense in his trial, which is scheduled for Monday. That, of course, places Hoffman at a huge disadvantage considering he was arrested last year while holding up anti-TSA signs on the side of a public road leading to Jacksonville International Airport. Granting a motion from the prosecutor, Duval County Judge Brent Shore said he will also refuse to allow Hoffman’s attorney to inform the jury that his client was standing on public property while protesting against the TSA when he was arrested for trespassing. In other words, it appears they are purposely keeping our cameras away so they can secure themselves a conviction without having to worry about that pesky Constitution that guarantees us the right to a fair trial."
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Pretend to Fly Pan Am---On a Hollywood Sound Stage

For all your Mad Men cosplay needs.
Pretend to Fly Pan Am---On a Hollywood Sound Stage
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New York Times: Shout Loudly Enough, and We Will Succumb to Your Heckler’s Veto

"So if you gin up a sufficient "level of outrage" (which, in the Danish cartoon example Corbett cites, includes the murder of more than 200 people), then we will prioritize your ideas about prior restraint. If, on the other hand, you are modern enough to eschew deadly rioting at the sight of contemporary or historical images demonstrating an intentional racist/collectivist animus against Jews, Japs, blacks or whoever else, then your editorial preferences are basically irrelevant. This is a perfect illustration of the Heckler's Veto, which you can read all about in the Reason archives here."
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Explore the TWA Terminal, a Pristine Time Capsule From 1962

Wow.
Explore the TWA Terminal, a Pristine Time Capsule From 1962
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Tallying Right-Wing Terror vs. Jihad

Cherry picking dates and putting a thumb on the scale.
Tallying Right-Wing Terror vs. Jihad
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