Sincere Question: Why Aren’t Libertarians More Into Bicycles?

18 Apr

Originally posted on pan kisses kafka:

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New York’s highly-anticipated launch of CitiBike has brought the requisite pro– and anti-cycling freakouts from all corners of the Internet—or, rather, all American corners of the Internet, because people in Europe and Asia have been using bike-share programs for ages and nobody gives a shit.

I used CityBike in Vienna quite often—sometimes just to ride around for fun and get lost, other times to get somewhere—as did innumerable residents and tourists alike. Everyone loved CityBike—or, if they didn’t, they certainly didn’t go on borderline-incomprehensible antigovernment rants about it (despite CitiBike being 100 percent privately operated), which then devolved once again into the usual stable of anecdotally-based faux-data about cyclists: law-flouting anarchists whose superpowers emanate primarily from not having a real job and ruining the American way of life: we are Americans, and we drive everywhere, and it works out great for us (or not…check the young…

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Thursday’s Rand Paul Reading

16 Apr
We will be updating this all day I think so check back at supper time!

Is Rand Paul electable? Personal Liberty

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – NH Young Repubs try to lock out Rand Paul supporters Huffington Post

Leftover journalists at Pando regurgitate every Rand and Ron Paul smear in ones spot Pando

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day

16 Apr
The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday.
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Iran sponsors anti-semitic Holocaust cartoon contest

16 Apr

Washington, DC—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum strongly condemns the Second Holocaust International Cartoon and Caricature Contest being organized by the Tehran-based House of Cartoons and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex, under the supervision of the Supreme Leader. As in the first such contest, this one invites contributors to create cartoons questioning the historical truth of the Holocaust. Winning submissions from the 2006 contest denied and minimized the genocide committed against the Jews and came from Brazil, France, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, and Syria.  
This second contest sponsored by official Iranian organizations continues a dangerous pattern of government-sponsored or sanctioned demonization of Jews. For example, this contest specifically calls for caricatures of Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler. This comes from a country whose influential leaders use genocidal language against Israel and employ inflammatory speech to incite violence. 
We call on world leaders to join us in denouncing this unacceptable event and all forms of Holocaust denial and antisemitism.  
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. For more information, visitushmm.org.

On Jackie Robinson Day, Let’s Remember When He Was Fired From the New York Post for Being Too Republican

16 Apr
On Jackie Robinson Day, Let’s Remember When He Was Fired From the New York Post for Being Too Republican

Jackie’s retort, published at his new home in the New York Amsterdam News in January 1962, is filled with some classic Robinsonian acid:
No one will ever convince me that the Post acted in an honest manner. I believe the simple truth is that they became somewhat alarmed when they realized that I really meant to write what I believed. There is a peculiar parallel between some of our great Northern “liberals” and some of our outstanding Southern liberals.
Some of the people in both classes share the deep-seated convictions that only their convictions can possibly be the right ones. They both inevitably say the same thing: “We know the Negro and what is best for him.”

Hillary campaign shop caught in lies again

16 Apr

More Anti-Libertarian Nonsense from the Left-Wing Center for American Progress

Podesta lobbyist brothers campaign shop for Hillary, that fraudulently claims 501c3 status, erases Herbert Spencer’s hard drive.

Copter lands at Capitol in protest

15 Apr
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