Archive for February 24th, 2009

February 24, 2009

How to fix California’s economy? Legalize Humboldt County Gold!

You can’t tax illegal products, so tax-hungry California wants to legalize marijuana:

Marijuana would be sold and taxed openly in California to adults 21 and older if legislation proposed Monday is signed into law.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, said his bill could generate big bucks for a cash-starved state while freeing law enforcement agencies to focus on worse crimes.
“I think there’s a mentality throughout the state and the country that this isn’t the highest priority – and that maybe we should start to reassess,” he said.

(Via Hot Air.) This was always my argument against my libertarian friends who want to legalize weed — if it’s legal, it will be taxed. Since government is fundamentally evil (Our Enemy, the State), every cent of extra tax revenue serves only to empower our oppressors. Ergo, keeping marijuana illegal has the effect of preserving a tiny bastion of real economic liberty, untaxed and unregulated. This is the oxymoronic effect of modern government: Nothing is really free until it’s against the law.

If marijuana is legalized, the weed growers will soon be subjected to the inevitable process of liberal economic policy famously described by Ronald Reagan: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.”

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February 24, 2009

On the radio with G. Gordon Liddy

At 10:30 a.m. today, I’ll be on the air with G. Gordon Liddy. (Listen live here.) We’ll be discussing Obamanomics, including ACORN’s civil disobedience protests to prevent mortgage foreclosures — which I’ve argued should be expanded to preserve my right to a 2004 KIA Optima. We might also talk about Obama’s new federal Department of Unicorns and Rainbows.

Some of you may know that the left-wing group Media Matters has recently honored the G-Man with a vicious smear — or, as Liddy’s producer calls it, “free advertising.”

If you’re a Liddy listener visiting The Other McCain for the first time, please look around and be sure to check out “How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog.” We’ve recently had a burst of Rule 5 blogging.

February 24, 2009

CPAC planning

Messaged a friend Monday afternoon:

“When you get to DC Wednesday evening, call and I’ll meet you at the lobby bar of the Omni Shoreham. All the bloggers will be there, and I may even let you buy them drinks. (One works up a powerful thirst blogging.)”

Won’t you please contribute? It’s for the children!

BTW, the first party of CPAC will be the Reason Happy Hour at the Big Hunt, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It’s a libertarian scene, but neocons, paleocons and social conservatives are always welcome. Reasonoids are open and tolerant like that.

It used to be that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel. Now, it’s libertarianism. And speaking of Nick Gillespie and scoundrels, Nick informs us that Obama has entrusted his economic recovery plan to . . . Joe Biden.

Hit the tip jar. Things are getting scary.

UPDATE: Speaking of scary, CPAC granted credentials to Jimmy Bise Jr. of the Sundries Shack. Just bring gin for Little Miss Attila, Jimmy.

February 24, 2009

New nadir in Rule 5 shamelessness

Giselle Bundchen, borderline NSFW, and unquestionably deserving of the Rule 2 FMJRA.

February 24, 2009

Will ACORN help me . . .

. . . if I don’t make my car payment? See, the finance company keeps calling me, saying I’m way behind on the note, and every time I hear a truck on my street, I look outside to make sure it’s not the repo man coming to tow my car.

Anyway, since ACORN’s all about civil disobedience on behalf of people whose homes getting foreclosed, I’m wondering if they will come do a picket line around my car to protect me from those predatory lenders who expect me to make my payments.

Because I have a right to a 2004 Kia Optima. It’s for the children! No justice, no peace!

I am a victim. And please hit the tip jar, because maybe I’m not joking. And even if I am joking, this is some funny sh*t, right?

(H/T: Ace of Spades and Michelle Malkin)

UPDATE: Welcome, Jawas! Just throw $20 in the tip jar to fund my next crusade: Your right to premium cable. Let’s face it, why should you be treated like a second-class citizen — riding the back of the cable bus — while these predatory cable providers oppress you by denying you access to HBO, Showtime and those PPV porn channels? Hope! Change! Equality!

By the way, have you heard about the government program to give free cell-phone service to the poor? That’s NOT a joke!

UPDATE II: Smitty suggests Keb Mo’s “Soon As I Get Paid” for the theme song:

February 24, 2009

Pvt. Pigg blogrolled me

He’s also got an off-the-hook rant about overturning the “exclusionary rule,” if you’re into criminal justice and constitutional theory. 

Me? I love the Constitution, but I still want those slimy perps to sweat the possibility that Andy Sipowicz is going to beat the crap out of them.
February 24, 2009

‘When I see a hot woman across the room . . .’

“. . . I don’t usually think, ‘I’ll bet she’s doing superb research into genetic engineering.’ “

Buy that lady a martini.