URLs du Jour

2011-12-05

  • Ilya Somin examines the case for libertarian support of GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Well worth checking out.

    Huntsman is nowhere near as libertarian as I am, and probably also significantly less libertarian than Gary Johnson. On the other hand, Huntsman is clearly much more libertarian than Mitt Romney and New[t] Gingrich, the current Republican front-runners. And unlike several of the other candidates he seems knowledgeable and competent. I think it’s also pretty obvious that he’s more libertarian than President Obama. It’s unrealistic for libertarians to expect a viable presidential candidate who agrees with us down the line. What is realistic is seeking one who will make federal policy significantly more libertarian than it is today.

    That's something I could have written.

  • A handy reminder from a different Iyla (Shapiro): President Obama’s top 10 constitutional violations. See how many you can guess before clicking over!

  • True fact: Walt Disney and Werner Heisenberg were both born on December 5, 1901, 110 years ago today. Wired has the scoop on both.

  • [The WineRack] It's that most wonderful time of the year! Specifically, the time of the year for Dave Barry's Gift Guide!

    For example, there's the WineRack. Which is not what we generally think of as "a wine rack." Pictured at right—no, your right—Dave explain why it's an udderly appropriate gift:

    For the true wine connoisseur, there is nothing more enjoyable than sucking body-temperature wine from a tube connected to a polyurethane bladder concealed in a woman’s undergarment

    That, in a nutshell, is the appeal of the Wine Rack, a sports brassiere equipped with a bladder that holds 25 ounces of wine or other beverages. According to the manufacturer, you can wear the Wine Rack to “movies, concerts, ball games – anywhere you can imagine” and drink through “a drinking tube long enough to route as you wish.” And here’s a bonus:As your wine rack empties, your bosoms appear to shrink dramatically.

  • I'm not a total football nut, but I enjoyed Jason Gay's recent column about Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. I chuckled all the way through.
    He cannot fly. He cannot see through walls. He cannot talk to the animals, not even cats. He's never picked up an automobile and tossed it across the road. He's failed to publish poetry in Russian. He can't explain Ryan Reynolds.

    These are just a few of the many things Tim Tebow can't do.

    Something Tebow can do: beat the Vikings yesterday. Granted, that's not hard this year.


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