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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

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55 Responses to “Morning Links”

  1. #1 |  BSK | 


    You may have talked about it and I will try to search the archives, but since you brought up lawbreaking athletes and have such a penchant for dogs, I’m curious where you stand on the Michael Vick situation. I thought some of the most interesting perspectives on this case came from within the libertarian community, as there was somewhat of a divide with regards to the rights of animals vs the rights of people, that didn’t get into all the whiny sanctimony or brutish savagery that such discussions often devolve to. Curious what your thoughts were or if you could point me elsewhere if you’ve already discussed them. Thanks.

  2. #2 |  mcmillan | 

    BSK – I seemed to remember reading something here about that and did a quick search myself to find this

    I didn’t really dig too much to see what else might be around though.

  3. #3 |  BSK | 


    Thanks. There doesn’t seem to be much one way or another, but I think Balko gives a good take there. I’ve actually posited the same questioned mentioned in the quote there, as to whether we would have a moral argument against a far superior alien base eating us. Interesting. Thanks!

  4. #4 |  Duncan20903 | 

    Well the least you could have done is to embed Paul Simon’s Kodachrome in honor of film going the way of the buggy whip.

    Anyway, isn’t it a ‘Neekon’ camera?

  5. #5 |  Alan | 

    I had no particular objections to Chavez back in his early days, but I also didn’t pay much attention to him. Now I just think he’s nuts, but convenient.

    Convenient, because while I could be wrong I’d lay odds that for a very significant proportion of the Tea Party, he’s the only non-US national leader they could name (Castro only counts if you can give me the current leader’s first name) – the socialist bogeyman of the right. Why is that convenient? Because between the recent Citizens United decision and the filibuster of the DISCLOSE Act, Republicans have managed to make it legal for Chavez to silently pump as much money as he wants into any Federal election in the USA – all he needs is a privately-owned US corporation funded by foreign investors, which is able to purchase political ads without any disclosure of who’s buying the ads, much less who owns the corporation.

    Convenient because I love being able to point out that after all the hoopla over Al Gore’s $65,000 fundraiser that was covertly funded by a Chinese temple (& further back by their gov? Presumably), Mitch McConnell & friends just made that look like pocket change. *slow clap*