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Entries from July 2009

A Blog Lull (A Blull?)

July 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Yes, I know it’s been a few weeks.  No, I haven’t decided that individual liberty is overrated, nor have I developed a new-found belief that government bureaucrats are qualified to centrally manage an economy.  Really. It’s mostly owing to a ton of new responsibilities at work.  But I’ve also been working with a great bunch […]

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Tags: Housekeeping · Republicans

From the Reno Tea Party

July 4th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I just got home from Reno’s Tea Party, and it was great fun.  What better way to spend America’s Birthday than to talk and think and debate and celebrate the founding ideas of the United States! There was certainly anger in evidence, and rightfully so.  But that was a small undercurrent in what (to my […]

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Tags: Big Government · Capitalism · Economy · Federalism · Free Markets · Libertarians · Nanny State · Nevada Politics · Obama · Patriotism · Taxes

Quote of the Day

July 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Quote of the Day

Caligula sent a horse to the Senate. Minnesota is just sending part of the horse. — Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit May our Republic fare better.  Frank(en)ly, I think we’d be better off with the whole horse.

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Tags: Campaign '08 · Liberals · Quotes of the Day