Parts 1, 2, and 3 of Penn & Teller’s Bullshit Series on the subject of Immigration.

Warning: Don’t drink liquids while watching.



This is Brilliant! Why did it take me so long to find these guys?


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Cry Me A River, Leon

Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary, Warns That Military Cuts Could Add 1 Percent To Jobless Rate

Leon Panetta

It looks like the U.S. Military has its finances under the same control it has over those pesky insurgents. The right word is one seldom used with finances, but apropos here: Amok. After whining to Congress, which also strangely can’t seem to manage its bills, Panetta turned the mike over to his flunky and the press hacks.

Defense spending has nearly doubled since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to more than $500 billion. That spending is separate from the $1 trillion-plus for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past decade. [Note: append “per year” to the first number. The second number seems light.]

Under the current deficit-reduction plan, the Pentagon must slash more than $400 billion in defense spending over the next decade.

“We would break faith with those in uniform who are serving. At a time of war, that’s unacceptable,” [Pentagon press secretary George] Little told reporters traveling with Panetta back to Washington after security meetings with Australian leaders in San Francisco.

So the real reason for the constant wars is to “keep faith” with the grunts. We do it all for them. Kinda tears ya’ up, huh? I wonder how much it cost to have “security meetings with Australian leaders.”

Have you noticed that budget cuts are always slashes, and always “over the next decade”, i.e., never. Words fascinate me.

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Penn and Teller Explain the Second Amendment

Penn and Teller explain the Second Amendment in one minute. This is brilliant. Click the pic.
Their “Bullshit” series is a whole new rabbit hole to go down. Buh Bye!
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Saw this on Bartcop.


Well, maybe…..

I saw this over at Bill St. Clair’s shed. Larken Rose has something to say about that subject Here. And if you think the “Truther” stuff is nonsense, then Ann Barnhardt will probably suit you. Look for her post titled TRUTHERISM: THE TOTAL LOSS OF DISCERNMENT. She doesn’t have permalinks for individual posts.


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Kent’s Dispatches From Libertopia

No one in Libertopia worries about immigrants moving in and using up all the welfare. There is no welfare. No one worries about immigrants taking all the jobs- they are just as likely to create jobs. No one worries about what language anyone else speaks. There can be no “official language”- you communicate however you can. No one worries about their culture being destroyed by exposure to another culture. That would be an admission that your culture isn’t worth saving.

Kent McManigal

I don’t think anyone should have the “power” to grant or deny “permission to exist”. A man should be able to move anywhere on this planet where he thought he might improve his situation. Sadly, most Tea Party “freedom advocates” want ramped-up “enforcement” of immigration laws.


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How’s That New Government Working Out, Pat?

You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your government. 

Patrick Henry, 1788

My homeboy, Pat. He was pointed in the right direction, then he did a faceplant when he supposed the end of a government might be directed toward freedom. But there’s worse spokesmen for freedom–people who say the right thing for utterly wrong reasons. If you advocate freedom because you think it will make all of us(mostly yourself, but of course you can’t say that–it’s “selfish”) more prosperous or will better distribute goods and services, then you should quit wasting your breath. Freedom may bring out the best or the worst in humans, but the point is that it will bring something out. Christ, anything is better than the slow, gray shuffle in the DMV line that America has become.

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