Monthly Archives: October 2011

16 Reasons to Fear and Loathe Mitt Romney

A good primer: The following are 16 reasons why Mitt Romney would be a really, really bad president…. #1 Obamacare was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed by the U.S. Congress. Mitt Romney says that he would repeal Obamacare, but the reality is that Romneycare was what Obamacare was based on. In…

Oil Alert For Older Cars

In order to comply with federal requirements that key emissions control components on new cars such as catalytic converters work (and can be warranted to work)  for at least 120,000 miles (previously, it was 100,000 miles) automakers have been pushing for reductions in an oil additive known as zinc dialkyl dithio phosphate (ZDDP), which contains…

Diversity Vs. Halloween

An interesting article… Can Your Neighborhood Pass The Trick-Or-Treat Test? By Paul Kersey on October 31, 2011 It’s fitting that Ray Bradbury, the author of the acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451, considered his most important work a children’s story. Called The Halloween Tree, Bradbury’s story is a glorification of Halloween and a journey through the origins…

Are “The Troops” Virtuous?

Fred says no – War and the Free Will of Pool Balls By Fred Reed I read frequently among the lesserly neuronal of the supposed honor of soldiers, of the military virtues of courage, loyalty, and uprightness–that in an age of moral decomposition only the military adhere to principles, and that our troops in places…

Ignorance is Bliss

This guy is routinely good – and routinely right! By Paul Craig Roberts on October 28, 2011 I have come to the conclusion that Big Brother’s subjects in George Orwell’s 1984 are better informed than Americans. Americans have no idea why they have been at war in the Middle East, Asia and Africa for a…

Another Clover Autopsy

Another Clover (my term for people who reflexively defend anything and everything government does – because it’s government that’s doing it) recently sent me the following in response to something I’d written on the subject of the Second Amendment: “What was the 2nd Amendment about? Oh well the right to acquire antique guns and hang…

Steve Jobs hated Big Brother, too

This is an interesting nugget about Jobs’ disdain for state-issued license plates: The multitude of mysteries revealed following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ death now includes one that puzzled car enthusiasts for years: How did Jobs get away with driving without a license plate? It was common knowledge that Jobs would park his…

Old Car End Run

I’ve written before about peacefully finding alternative ways of doing things that makes it possible to avoid the edicts of oppressive government. Here’s a way to do that on four wheels: Update an older car with a few key pieces of modern technology – electronic fuel injection and an overdrive transmission. You’ll get most of…

10 Easy Steps to Tyranny

Naomi Wolf gets credit for this: 1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy After we were hit on September 11 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Less than six weeks later, on October 26 2001, the USA Patriot Act was passed by a Congress that had little chance to debate it;…

On Lincoln and FDR

Here’s an excerpt from a top-drawer article on two of the great political thugs of American history, Lincoln and FDR: Another interesting comparison of the situations affecting the decisions of Lincoln and Roosevelt is that economic interests of an elite few played a major role in the decisions of both presidents to instigate a war.…