Category Archives: libertarian

The Original Torture Memos

FLASH: Idaho State Sen. tables bill mandating the torture of Idaho youth en masse. No, srsly: Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read … Continue reading

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The Shock Doctrine 1: The Erased World

by matttbastard Introduction: Blank is Beautiful Three decades of erasing and remaking the world The Shock Doctrine opens with a quote from the Book of Genesis, chapter 6, verse 11: Now the Earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the … Continue reading

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Armed And Dangerous?

by matttbastard Ah, wonderful–yet another shocking incident involving the indiscriminate discharge of an electronic control device™SM®OMFGWTFBBQ!!!1: Donnell Williams had just gotten out of the bath tub, wearing only a towel around his waist, when he turned the corner to see … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging Change, civil liberties, classic fucktardery, disability issues, human rights, law enforcement, libertarian, police brutality, policy, Progressive Bloggers, rule of law, security, stupidity, technology, terror, torture, US, WTF?! | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Shotgun Divorce?

by matttbastard I’ve been following the increasingly acrimonious Ron Paul-related blogspat between David Neiwert and Glenn Greenwald with great interest. Not particularly concerned with the substance of the dispute, though I will admit to being sympathetic with Neiwert’s position. With … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, anti war, blog!blog!blog!, Bush, Cheney, civil liberties, conservative, democracy, Democrats, election, free speech, journalism, libertarian, neoliberalism, partisan, political philosophy, political theory, Power, right-wing, small-'L' liberal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments