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The most cited instance of this is the War in Iraq (and possibly Afghanistan; it may have had a lot to do with the proposed oil pipeline through Afghanistan).
This view of
has worked its way into popular culture:
Many have denied the connection, but the new Iraqi Oil Law
makes it harder to give any credibility to such denials.
Nor is the regime’s energy fascism solely confined to grand projects abroad; sometimes, it can also be quite petty and domestic.
Francois Tremblay reports:
Despite his good intentions, the state fined Teixeira $1,000 for not paying motor fuel taxes. North Carolina officials also told him that to legally use veggie oil here he’d have to first post a $2,500 bond.
Such penalties have also been levied against other North Carolina drivers whose vehicles were powered by alternative fuels.
It’s enough to make you do a Katrina Clap…
Posted in 2008 Elections, Adolf Giuliani, Alabama, censorship, civil liberties, coercion, communism, constitutional rights, corporate welfare, corruption, draconian legislation, fraud, Gun Confiscation, guns, history, Iran, Iraq, manchurian candidate, Martial Law, Middle East, military, monopolies, nanny state, personal responsibility, police state, political corruption, politics, Republican Hacks, Ron Paul, terrorism, The Second Amendment, war, weird shit on 2007.05.18| 3 Comments »
With all the attention we have been paying to Republican Presidential candidates Adolf Giuliani and Ron Paul lately, I thought it would be only fair to say a word or two about creepy warmonger
Here he is singing “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” and laughing about it.
Somewhat less well known is that he also co-sponsored the McCain/Lieberman gun show bill, which would have given the federal government the administrative power to prohibit all gun shows, and to register everyone who attends a gun show. According to wikipedia, “Since 2004, McCain has gained the unique distinction of receiving an F- rating from Gun Owners of America; and further unlike any other 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate has a dedicated section/compendium within the GOA web site, which contains numerous pages relating to John McCain’s very own anti-Second Amendment initiatives while in the Senate”.
Wikipedia also points out that he hired a board member of the Project for the New American Century, Randy Scheunemann, as his foreign-policy aide and is considering Billion Dollar Bob Riley for veep.
Oh, and his anti-torture provision? Not all it’s cracked up to be.
To sum it all up, I have to give McCain the maximum number of flushes.
Posted in 2008 Elections, candidate interviews, children, civil liberties, coercion, Constitution, constitutional rights, gay rights, Gun Confiscation, guns, health, immigration, Kubby, Libertarian, Libertarian Party, military, politics, taxes on 2007.05.17| 2 Comments »
Unlike the problem with immigration that Stuart mentioned in George’s answers, Steve’s were traditionally libertarian down the line.
Read the interview after the jump.
Posted in 2008 Elections, 9/11, Adolf Giuliani, Big Brother, censorship, civil liberties, coercion, complete fucking stupidity, constitutional rights, corporate welfare, corruption, crazy claims, Department of Homeland Security, draconian legislation, drug war, economics, fraud, free your mind, Gun Confiscation, history, law enforcement, Libertarian Posers, Martial Law, megabitchery, personal responsibility, police state, political corruption, politics, prostitution, Republican Hacks, Rudolf Mussolini, STFU, taxes, terrorism, The Second Amendment, war, weird shit on 2007.05.11| 12 Comments »
Despite what a certain milk shake would like you to believe, Rudolf
Giuliani Mussolini is As Far From Libertarian As Possible (click on the link to read about his early history as a psychotically deranged persecutor of victimless white collar “criminals”).
Even some of Giuliani’s admirers admit he has fascist tendencies. The amazing record of corruption and perfidy simply boggles the mind. Giuliani even had the incredible temerity to
try to stay on as mayor after his term was over.
Check out the comments at Serf City. Giuliani abused his mayoral office to go after cabbies, artists, street vendors, porn,
sex-related businesses, and anyone who did business without a license. His phony tax cuts were merely deficit spending – putting the tax bill on future victims, plus interest, while ducking the responsibility for his out of control spending, a favorite ploy of scumbag Rapepublicneoconartists.
Ron Moore reports,
Let’s take the pot smokers. One study points out that under Rudy’s Broken Windows policy, public-toking arrests rose 2000% from about 2000 in 1994 to over 50,000 by 2000 ( Harcourt & Ludwig, Reefer Madness: Broken Windows Policing and Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests in New York City, 1989-2000 http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=948753). The study also finds that this had no measurable effect on violent crime.”
Unfortunately, Rudy’s broken windows policy didn’t apply to Rudy’s buddies in the New York Police Department. An April 1999 article in Crime and Delinquency (Zero Tolerance: A Case Study in Police Policies and Practices in New York City, Judith Greene) points to a 75% increase in new civil rights claims against the police for abusive conduct. The article also points to a sharp increase in the number of complaints which resulted in no arrest and no summons and where there was no suspicion of criminal activity. Um – just why were people being stopped? What was Mayor Rudy’s response to growing concern about police misconduct? According to the article the new Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) funding was cut 17% compared to the agency it replaced.
Victim disarmament? According to Mike Blessing, Giuliani said on one of the
morning empty-talk shows that “We shouldn’t just try one of these [”gun control”] plans, we should try them all.”
King George Dubai-ya Dubai-ya III Bush has gone a long way towards creating a fascist Amerikkka. Rudolf the coke nosed Fascist would go all the way. No libertarians should even remotely consider being fellow travellers in helping Ayatollah Giuliani set up his gulag regime.
We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don’t see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.