This post appears at Libertarian Home with an incredibly misleading picture.
The Superbowl is a noisy, bewildering event where, over the course of what feels like an eternity, teams of men dressed like medieval knights on a ‘dress down Friday’ from the waist up and Freddy Mercury on any given Friday night from the waist down, gather in a field to kick a ball/throw a ball/catch a ball/drop a ball/run a couple of meters with a ball and then stop doing anything for about five minutes, until, at long last, one side loses as much interest as the rest of us and gives up, leaving the winners standing about in their great big T-shirts and skintight sparkly trousers while roughly €8bn worth of fireworks go off, and fans of both teams go down the pub to drink to forget that they paid all that money for a ticket and had to use up a holiday day to boot. Football! Catch the fever!
Continue reading Are you ready for some equality?
Why isn’t this film called, “The Purge: Monopoly rule enforcers give advance notice that they won’t be enforcing the rules for a short period of time, after which they will resume enforcing the rules”?
(This originally appeared at Bogpaper. Full disclosure: I still haven’t seen it.)
If I were one of those embarrassing libertarian conspiracy theorists, I might be wondering if that science guy’s shirt wasn’t a false flag operation [I don’t know if I’m using that term correctly – like I said, I’m not a conspiracy theorist] to distract the (stereo-) typical science loving libertarian from the huge waste of taxpayer money involved in planting a rocket on a star or whatever that science guy did [Or maybe didn’t do. It could all be a CIA hoax to get us addicted to chemtrails! Wake up sheeple! Just kidding. I don’t even know what chemtrails are], and get them caught up in arguing about some social justice warrior nonsense instead. “Yeah, forget how much it cost. Forget how much was stolen to pay for it. Think about what a triumph of the human spirit it is! These bloody femi-nazis! Pouring cold water on the human spirit!” [It is not a triumph of the human spirit. It is a triumph of state propaganda. And if you are a libertarian who makes an exception for space stuff, you have fallen for it, and you should be ashamed.]
Of course, this theory falls apart at the very first hurdle: no one cares what libertarians think, especially not governments.
A politician was recorded saying that where employers are unwilling to hire disabled people at the national minimum wage, perhaps the government should step in and make up the difference. This caused outrage.
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Cannibalism is back in the news. This time something – that is, something more than talking nonsense over the internet; quite possibly something very bad indeed – actually happened. In case you missed it, here’s my post on the last time it made the headlines, when, in fact, nothing happened: Oh, I thought you said cannabis!