… and I ain't got nobody:
I occasionally pick up the dead-trees
student newspaper at the University Near Here
when I get on campus. A recent issue had an ad plugging
an upcoming speaker, asking "IS THE TEA PARTY
I believe my exact thoughts were: "Oh oh."
But, as it turns out, the speaker is Niger Innis, he's sponsored by the College Republicans, and he'll be speaking Monday night at the MUB, although not for free. It's a refreshing change from the usual ideological monoculture at UNH.
(Mr Innis almost certainly encountered more racism at MSNBC than at your average Tea Party event.)
Perhaps the greatest punchline
of all time is Shaw's: "We've already
established what you are, ma'am. Now we're just haggling over the
price." Don Boudreaux generalizes
to WaPo columnist Michael Gerson, who wrote a column
to ever-increasing nanny state intrusions. Gerson's right …
But by supporting the ‘War on Drugs,’ Mr. Gerson discards his ability to stand on principle against the state’s nannying intrusions. Even if Mr. Gerson is correct that drug legalization will result in more “addiction” that “robs people of liberty,” why is it appropriate for government to stop me from losing my ‘liberty’ to addictive substances but not appropriate for government to stop me from losing my life to sodium or to transfats?
An amusing paragraph from this AP story
about the Obama administration's broken promises
about improving government transparency:
The administration has stalled even over records about its own efforts to be more transparent. The AP is still waiting — after nearly three months — for records it requested about the White House's "Open Government Directive," rules it issued in December directing every agency to take immediate, specific steps to open their operations up to the public.It's a story from last month, but irony ages well. (Via the Agitator.)
Pun Salad would be remiss if it did not link
geeky visual pun. (Explanation here;
via, as you might expect, GeekPress, which also noted
useful instructions on how to make your