Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The 14th Market Anarchist Blog Carnival

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Welcome to the (slightly belated) 14th Market Anarchist Blog Carnival, hosted by The Radical Libertarian.

David Gross presents Taxpaying as Complicity posted at The Picket Line.

Francois Tremblay presents Statism is utopian. posted at Check Your Premises.

Mike Billy presents I Want Indentured Servants posted at Reflections From A Rotting Nation.

Wenchypoo presents Profits From Three Little Letters: "Eco" Careers posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket.

John Petrie presents Put your imagination to a useful end posted at

The Whited Sepulchre presents David Mamet, Thomas Sowell, and Gun Ownership posted at The Whited Sepulchre.

Michael Bass presents John McCain’s typical GOP approach to Drug Abuse posted at Debt Prison.

David Z presents How Is a Government Established? posted at third solution.

And last but not least, I, Aaron Kinney, present Portland Citizen Tickets Pig posted at The Radical Libertarian.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mahathir Mohamad: A Man of Morals

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Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is a man of morals. How do I know this? Well, he called for George War Bush, Tony Blair, and John Howard to be tried for war crimes. From the Sydney Morning Herald:

In a speech at Imperial College in London, Mahathir called for an international tribunal to try US President George Bush plus former prime minister Tony Blair of Britain and Howard for their part in the conflict, said a spokesman for the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim group that organised the event.

Muslims acting moral? Has the world gone topsy-turvy? No. Like the anti-war Christians, there have always been plentiful amounts of moral, pro-human sentiment within the Muslim faith. You just have to know where to look.

And look no further than Mahathir Mohamad.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Portland Citizen Tickets Pig

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A Portland attorney was enjoying a meal at a popular restaurant when he noticed an on-duty pig parking his pigmobile in a yellow loading only zone. The pig proceeded into the restaurant and ordered pork pad-thai, grunting hungrily.

The Portland attorney noted that the pig, while on-duty, was not responding to any calls or emergencies, and thusly should not have parked his pigwagon in a loading only zone. The Portland attorney proceeded to file a series of citations against the pig in traffic court.

Total possible fine if convicted? $540 US Dollars. That's a lot of bacon.

Of course, the pig believed, and continues to believe, that he did nothing wrong:

Eric Bryant says he approached Officer Chad Stensgaard, but the cop dismissed his concerns about the illegal parking spot.

"If he had acknowledged and corrected his error, we could have avoided this whole thing," Bryant tells the Portland Mercury. "But instead, he kept watching basketball and told me he wasn't doing anything wrong."

The paper says Bryant, a newly minted lawyer, used a section of state law that allows private citizens to issue citations. He filed a complaint that accuses Stensgaard of illegal parking, illegal stopping, ignoring parking restrictions and illegal operation of an emergency vehicle.

And the assistant chief of the Portland Pig Department agrees that the rules of the road don't apply to porkers:

Police officials say he didn't do anything wrong.

"I think asking an officer to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to find a 'legal' parking space that may be a long ways away from where they're going is unreasonable," Assistant Chief Brian Martinek tells KGW-TV.

Sadly, I have a feeling that the traffic court will dismiss the charges, because pigs get convicted on the same rules they enforce only when pigs have wings, which is to say, never.

But kudos to the attorney who holds this ham accountable for his porking of the very laws he is charged with keeping.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Harry Reid Doesn't Know What Force Is

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Harry Reid is a confused, stupid man.

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