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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

Claire Wolfe

Another Boston Not-a-Bomb

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Carl-Bear has a graphical history of not-a-bomb scares in Boston. (Plus, of course, the real bombs The Authorities didn’t bother to get scared of.)

Claire Wolfe

Tuesday links

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
  • As you suffer through your taxes (or their aftermath), be of good cheer. You have much less chance of being audited than you’ve had in years.
  • Church in a wealthy community installs a “homeless Jesus” sculpture. Woman reports the bum to cops.
  • Notice to thieves: It’s not a good idea to burglarize the Pena household.
  • In many places this would not be news. In darkest blue, gun-loathing New Jersey, it’s a bigger miracle than seeing Jesus’ face in a tortilla. (H/T jw)
  • I think some school officials are going to be in trouble over this Sure hope so. (PT, who sent this, said she was reminded of Tonio Carolina from Hardyville. Yeah, me, too!)
  • Bet you didn’t know that Jim Bovard did stand-up comedy. But he pretty much did that at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Little rough in the first few minutes. Gets better as it goes.
Claire Wolfe

Tuesday links

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
  • Doesn’t it just stand to reason — doesn’t it just? — that the Human Ken Doll has has nothing good to say about the Human Barbie Doll? Weird old world we live in, innit?
  • I know there’s absolutely nothing funny about a fatal mudslide, as the people of Oso, Washington, are learning to their horror. But at least there’s a certain strangely poetic justice to this mudslide in China.
  • Government priorities. I swear, anybody as witty as Tam ought to have a late-night show of her own and be getting fabulously rich and famous.
  • The homeless guy and the ATM jackpot.
  • “Stop adding up the wealth of the poor.” Y’know, when you explain it that way, I see your point.
  • A brief video tour of British accents. Hilariously well done!
Claire Wolfe

New book: Kairos: A Proposal to Restore Federalism to the United States

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Laird Minor, a good guy and a member of the Living Freedom Commentariat, has just published a new book. It’s called Kairos: A Proposal to Restore Federalism to the United States.

Okay, I hear the keyboards of the anarchists and cynics charging up now. I suspect I’m even hearing the sound of a few claws being sharpened out there. I suspect Laird’s expecting that.

Nevertheless, some things to note: Kairos is free for the next several days; Laird is more interested in getting it read than getting it sold, so he’s also offering a free .pdf copy to those who don’t have Kindles or Kindle-reading software, and his offer of .pdf copies will continue even after the Amazon price is no longer zero. You can share copies with your Constitutionalist friends or others who believe the fedgov can be changed “within the system.”

I’ve skimmed the book and it’s well-written and informative. Agree or disagree with Laird’s position, he offers some good history and food for thought. (Never mind that I’m one of the claw sharpening cynics myself.)

Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, March 31st, 2014
Claire Wolfe

How do you spell Schadenfreude? Y-E-E

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

The gunblogosphere has been all atwitter with the downfall of one of California’s chief anti-gun politicians.

Leland Yee’s scandal is particularly marvelous because he’s not just accused of the usual misdeeds. He didn’t tweet a photo of his anatomy. He didn’t (that we know of) schtupp any interns. Insider trading? Junkets paid by lobbyists? Who knows? Maybe. But what Leland Yee has been accused of by the FBI is (among other crimes) gun running.

Oh, man, that justice is truly poetic. Of course, we don’t yet know if Yee is guilty of that particular crime. And the FBI isn’t exactly known for either its integrity or its competence, these days. But the accusation reads like the plot of a darkly comic movie. International smuggling! Shadowy terrorist groups! Notorious Chinatown gangsters masquerading as upstanding citizens! Big cash payoffs!

Kurt Hofmann just wrote a terrific alert on Yee for JPFO. He managed to find an angle that nobody else has covered yet.

Kurt’s article also has a wonderful illustration by the Freedom Feens crew:


Claire Wolfe

Tuesday links

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Claire Wolfe

Thursday links

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


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