Candidates Seek Vital Idgit Vote

In The Know: Candidates Compete For Vital Idgit Vote

"To Serve And Obey"

“He’s one sneaky, lying S.O.B., to put it bluntly. He’s the most authoritarian attorney general in the history of the republic. He’s the most dangerous. I never thought I’d long for the days of John Ashcroft.”

David Obey
on Alberto Gonzales


GOP's Choice for Democratic Presidential Nominee

There's a powerful political movement afoot to draft Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., for president in 2004. Its partisans are committed almost to the point of fanaticism, and their number is growing by the hour. This thing is an absolute juggernaut. Even so, the Draft Hillary '04 forces probably won't secure their candidate's Democratic nomination. Why not? Because they're all Republicans!

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Borderline Analysts Bullish on Somali Investment

"Best of all, nobody's wasting time being educated."
and "The arms market is red hot".

"Free Market" Poster Child: Somalia

I've run across a few interesting articles lately that discuss how the "free market" economy is booming in lawless Somalia. It's interesting that the preachers of "free market" economics are spotlighting Somalia as a showcase of their theory. However, the rugged individualism of the American proponents of the "free market" isn't what is making things happend in Somalia. It's the tribal communities. Of course, "community" has the same root as "communism."

Read Somalia: Free market wasteland by Rex Weyler.

“pure market-economy, without regulation. Goods are imported and exported. Telephone networks and power lines are established, as long as it promises profits. In this system, environmental concerns don’t feature at all.”

Rex Weyler

Of course, the Von Mises Institute should think about relocating to Somalia. It would be an ideal setting to preach the "free market" gospel. Read Stateless in Somalia, and Loving It by Yumi Kim

OTBL Celebrates Velvet Elvis Art Week

Now THAT's Art. Sofa sized Elvisis's start at only $6.66.
For those who want to celebrate Velvet Patriotism check out these beauties.
Scowling Chaney "All-Pro NeoCon Portrait:

The Entire Collection:

They're Collectible!


Objectivist Tee Shirt Sale


Free Market Confusion

Grow Up You Cartoon Bloggers...

“I don't see Dick Cheney's leadership in running a construction and oil service company to be a problem at all when compared to this administration's failure to have a comprehensive energy policy.”

Karl Rove

“As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.”

"I think Iraq may or may not be the big issue of 2008."

"I just think it's time. There's always something that can keep you here, and as much as I'd like to be here, I've got to do this for the sake of my family.”

Karl Rove

“The GOP's progress during the last four decades is a stunning political achievement. But it is also a cautionary tale of what happens to a dominant party - in this case, the Democrat Party - when its thinking becomes ossified; when its energy begins to drain; when an entitlement mentality takes over; and when political power becomes an end in itself rather than a mean to achieve the common goal.”

Karl Rove



ATBL Designated St. Croix County's First "Objectivist Free Zone"

Q: Why did the non-Objectivist chicken cross the road?
A: To mooch off the productive achievements of the Objectivist chickens who had already shown the way to the other side. (Fortunately, since A is A, a tunnel collapsed on the mooching chickens and they died as they deserved.)


What's In Your Wallet?

"Hell no! You think money goes on trees?"
Kilgore Trout

Trout, incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer.

Kurt Vonnegut


Hell To The Chief

"Architect "Karl Rover Resigns as Structure Crumbles

BBC Reports:

"Top White House aide Karl Rove, seen by many as the brains behind George W Bush's presidency, has said he will resign at the end of August.

"I just think it's time," Mr Rove said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, adding that he was quitting for the sake of his family.

As a student, he invited Chicago vagrants to turn up for free beer at a plush reception for a Democrat state candidate - an incident he later described as a "youthful prank" that he regretted.

Last month, the US Senate issued a subpoena against him as part of an investigation into the sacking of eight federal prosecutors, but Mr Bush ordered him not to testify, citing executive privilege.

As Mr Bush's chief strategist, he is seen as instrumental in delivering election victories in 2000 and 2004.

For these he is highly regarded by Republicans, but at the same time equally reviled by Democrats."

Karl, The Early Years:

Karl Rove's 1972 run for Chairman of the College Republicans revealed dirty campaign tactics. Instead of punishing Rove, George Bush Sr. hired him. In 1992 Rove got caught leaking to the press to hurt a fellow republican and Bush fired him for good. Rove went into the dirt business freelance.

In his professional life Rove retained his college boy's delight in rooting through garbage. He has been connected to some of the foulest smear campaigns in modern politics, including a push-poll that asked the question, "Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?" He managed to hide his hand in these, but it was Rove's style.

Elections are the means by which the public expresses its will. When lies and character smears conceal the issues the process is damaged. Dirty politics aren't just immoral, they're unpatriotic. Even George Bush Jr. seems a little uncomfortable with Rove's ethics; he calls Rove "Turd Blossom."