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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Monday Quote: H. L. Mencken


A policeman is a charlatan who offers, in return for obedience, to protect him (a) from his superiors, (b) from his equals, and (c) from himself. This last service, under … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Police Militarization Is So Apparent, Even The MSM Can See It


From Slate Magazine comes these two articles about the police.  I nearly fell out of my chair reading the first one. David Morgan Is Wrong, Terribly Wrong and New Research … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cop Threatens Me For Not Thinking He’s A Hero


I was sitting in my home office just before dinner when the phone line I use for business rang.  I don’t usually answer it, but I saw the caller ID … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Deranged Mob Opens Fire and Mistakenly Slaughters Two Innocent Victims


I just saw that Bruce Schneier linked to this police shooting story. A November car chase ended in a “full blown-out” firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Government to Immigrants: We Issue Your Identity


I heard this story about immigrants trying to get driver’s licenses. The last line is sad, but applies not just to immigrants, but all of us. BTW, the government loves … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Simple Donation


Steve Inskeep and Shankar Vedantam discussed political language and charities on NPR recently.  In particular, they covered some new research about political identity and charitable giving from Karen Winterich at … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Judge Invalidates Rahmaland Ban on Guns


In what almost seems like the tiniest ray of light being let in, Judge Richard Posner has “invalidated Illinois’s ban on carrying loaded weapons in public and given the General … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

So – anything exciting happen to you last night?


Nah, I just chased myself around Sussex all night. The police state in Great Britain showed off its might, using plain-clothed cops, advanced tracking cameras, and remote operators to track … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pigs and Cowpies


Apparently the inmates in Vermont don’t think too highly of the cops. What a surprise. Image of pig hidden in the cow spots. Vermont cops drove around for a year … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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