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We Can Live With Communists

Libertarian

A Libertarian can live in peace with a communist or a fascist – or even a Republican or a Democrat. Let ‘em get together, buy a compound, admit like-minded people to their group and do their thing. God bless ’em. The Libertarian will not bother them. He won’t tax ‘em, regulate ‘em or attempt to…

First They Came for the V8s…

could have had a V8!

First they came for the V8s. They were common, once. Most cars – ordinary family cars – usually had one under the hood. High school kids drove V8-powered used cars. Anyone Gen X or older will remember. And then they were gone. Well, not entirely. V8s are still around –  but they’re no longer common.…

2016 VW Jetta

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Since VW can no longer sell a diesel-powered Jetta (or any other diesel-powered car) it looks like hybrids – and high cost – are in our future. The TDI engine is gone – for good, it looks like. The Feds have yet to rescind the fatwa prohibiting VW from selling any 2016 model VWs equipped…

Quack Addendum

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Well, I finally saw the Quack. Actually, his PA. Nice guy. I told him about the indifferent response I got the day of the accident, when I called to see about getting an emergency appointment to deal with my fresh – and gaping and bloody – chainsaw wound. About how the Frau at the desk Doc-blocked me. The PA…

Fixing The Problem

reforming cops lead

And yes, it is a problem. Whether you are a “law and order” type or otherwise. In fact, especially if you are a “law and order” type. Because, simply put, cops are not subject to the same law and order as the rest of us – and that is a problem. For them as much as us.…

Got-Damned Quacks

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I just had an experience – about half an hour ago – that confirms  my opinions about the “health care” system in this country. Right now, I am sitting at my desk typing this – instead of getting stitches on a fairly respectable gash I have on my left leg – courtesy of a “caress” from my chainsaw…

A Libertarian Guide to Driving Etiquette

old coot

Driving – like walking – is an inherently individualistic activity. We each have our own pace, destination and timeframe. Some of us are faster walkers than others. Some prefer to take their time. The same applies to driving – or should. But doesn’t. Because government controls driving – and imposes an inherently artificial and one-size-fits-all…

When Uncle “Cheats,” it’s OK

dirty pool 2

Apparently, it’s ok for Uncle to “cheat.” Not on emissions tests, as VW is being stoned to death for doing, but on federal fuel efficiency requirements (CAFE, in Uncle-speak). Would you believe he is not only going to triple the “gas guzzler” fines applied to any automaker that doesn’t make the CAFE cut – the…

2016 Mini Convertible… vs. Fiat 500 Convertible

'16 Mini vs. Fiat 500

Really small convertibles are really rare. There are just two. They are the Mini Cooper convertible and the even smaller Fiat 500 convertible. Both are retro-cute, very fun and not (if you’re careful about options)  unaffordable. But which of them to pick – and why? The relative pros – and cons – may surprise you. WHAT…