Illinois Is Going For Decrim

Occasional poster Dave sent me a couple of links on my favorite subject. Prohibition. First let us start with current news. Illinois House Committee Passes Decrim Bill (HB2332) by 9-5 vote! . The bill would make 15 grams – about 1/2 an ounce – an offense that could be dealt with by local ordinance. Now […]

Good way to lose fans

Jim Carrey apparently thinks we shouldn’t have guns, and is willing to use the power of his “pulpit” to say so. Carrey performed double duty in the video, as both Heston and the twangy lead singer of the band performing the catchy “Cold Dead Hand.” (The title is an allusion to Heston’s rifle-toting 2000 NRA […]

Protecting You From Yourself

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Citizens Opposing Prohibition

A taste of their own medicine?

M. Simon’s post about cannibalism got me in the mood to cannibalize. Especially Brett’s comment: I say anyone who indulges in alcohol has no business criticizing anyone else’ vices. A salient but overlooked reason for the chaos of American society is that we have become a nation of drunks, not least among the governing classes. Very, […]

A Natural Right?

At Eric’s May the DEA deliver us from the deadly piscine threat! commenter Man Mountain Molehill suggested this book: Intoxication: The Universal Drive for Mind-Altering Substances So I thought I’d excerpt from a couple of reviews: History shows that people have always used intoxicants. In every age, in every part of the world, people have […]

Cannibalism Linked To Drug Use

And the drug is: Alcohol. That stuff ought to be banned. Before some depraved alky eats again. Suggested reading: You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos H/T my friend Eric who is also the Blog Master around here.

Britain Devastated By Global Warming

Worst March snow for 30 years brings chaos. A severe weather alert was issued for large parts of the country hit by icy conditions, heavy snow and winds of up to 60mph. North-west England, south-west Scotland and Northern Ireland were worst-affected. From 2000: Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: […]

May the DEA deliver us from the deadly piscine threat!

Ichthyosarcotoxism. I’m ashamed to say that’s a new word for me, but I just read about it in a fascinating Scientific American discussion. While the main article was about sheep’s head fish (which have remarkably human-like teeth), the author is clearly more interested in fish that can get a person high: …the Salema porgy, also […]

Gun Myth Facts

I just opened an e-mail from JPFO that suggested I visit Gun Facts for an updated pdf that debunks gun myths. So I did. You might want to do so as well. And if you think they did a good job drop some coin on them.

Who’s afraid of the big bad “libertarian pussies”?

Not my words, but Ann Coulter’s. She call libertarians pussies for demanding pot legalization while (according to Coulter) downplaying their views on employment discrimination, and she also says they are guilty of groupthink (which she claims is destroying libertarian pussies): I hate groupthink. And the libertarians have it every bit as much as the college […]

Humans are lacking where it comes to scents

Bill Quick has been wondering what the world would be like if humans interacted more like dogs. In particular he offers Rachel Lucas’s insight about her dog: Primo and his friends care only about the language and enjoyment of butt odors. As a dog owner for almost all of my life, I can certainly confirm that […]

We Must Have A Law

This is the State: 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of […]

The Urge To Believe

H/T upcountrywater commenting on Watts Up With That.

Those who like freedom should be careful what they wish for.

If this article is any indication, support for gay marriage seems to be reaching bandwagon status. It is risky for any Democrat to oppose it, and there’s even a movement towards change among Republicans: Even the Republican making headlines on gay marriage this month, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, is taking a stand that is less […]

Another Progressive Pleads For More Drug War

The Progressive? Dennis Prager. Classical Liberal rips him to shreds with an excellent link filled post. Some of the links are to things I have written. It is still a good read. CL also explains why Prager is a Progressive. A point I have made often about Prohibition supporters.

Misleading “milestone”

Yoko Ono recently tweeted the following image: I realize that lefties love milestone type arguments, but I think it is highly manipulative to claim that guns killed the people who were clearly killed by human forces operating independently from whatever guns they used. At the very least, shouldn’t it be acknowledged that at least “two-thirds of […]

Did Jesus Know Jewish Law?

I’m discussing Jesus and Jewish law with a guy who prefers ignorance of Jewish law at the time of Jesus. I keep asking him variations of this question: If abortion is such a sin explain why Jesus who was conversant with the law never mentioned it? The usual answer I get is “they didn’t know” […]

They Really Don’t Like Libertarians

ZoNation on PJTV (there will be no link) goes off on some racist and tars him with the Libertarian brush. It may be true. It may be false. I didn’t bother to look. But what I saw in the comments was a vile excoriation of libertarians in general. Have these “conservatives” forgotten their patron saint? […]

FOILED!

Not every day do I see Drudge milking art history, but the proof is in the pudding. Here’s Drudge today: And here’s Michelangelo, around 1540: I think the resemblance is obvious, even if the punishment isn’t.    

Before They Steal – Get Your Money Out

Don’t invest in the Eurozone. H/T Zero Hedge.