Archive for Big Brother

Another Element in the “Border Walls Keep You In” Argument

Let’s not forget the thoroughly distasteful Chuck Schumer, senator from New York:

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Pretend It’s April Fool’s Day When Parsing Reports on Nevada

On Facebook on April 1, I said something like, “Christmas is the one day of the year when we use our hearts. April Fool’s is the one day we use our reason.” I don’t think people got it; a lot thought I meant, “Sit around and brainstorm on a really good prank.” No, what I […]

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ThinkProgress Weighs in on Nevada Standoff

Over the past few days, whenever I jump in the car I check NPR to see if they even give a passing reference to the fact that there could very well be shooting in Nevada at any moment. Nope. And it’s not like the rancher standoff is being displaced by coverage of Ukraine; there are […]

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Small Riot Yesterday, Militia Arrive at Bundy Ranch Standoff

Here is the latest on the developing situation… If you’re pressed for time, watch starting around 6:00. You can hear the angry crowd asking the K-9 units, “What are you doing with the backhoes?” In the beginning of the video, they report allegations that this is “really all about” mineral rights. I have no idea […]

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Feds May Move Against Nevada Rancher This Weekend

I don’t have too much commentary to offer on this developing story of federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials and their standoff with a Nevada rancher; if you aren’t familiar with the details, you really should watch this short news clip. Beyond the particular issues of the standoff and the eerie memories of Ruby […]

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Two Unrelated (?) Videos

I am carrying these YouTubes on my browser to post for a Potpourri, but I need to clean up the tabs and I want to feature them. So here ya go. I think they are pretty self-explanatory.

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The Pros and Cons of Being Murdered by the President

This guy Matt Walsh is really growing on me. People keep linking him on Facebook; it’s gotten to the point where I may just have to update my Blogroll, something that happens as often as a Fort Knox audit.

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Charges Dropped Against New Jersey Man After Dashcam Shows Cops Lying

I encourage you to watch this whole thing. Near the end they explain that the police’s own Internal Affairs investigation had concluded the cops did nothing wrong. Thank goodness the second dash cam video came to light. (Also note that the police didn’t originally turn this over. I don’t understand exactly what changed, but prosecutors […]

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