Thursday, January 31, 2008

the DEA - not just anti-freedom: also anti-technology.

Something's possessed me to offer to write articles lately. I wrote a piece on the attempt to overthrow John Tory for the Western Standard earlier this month and am working on my next article, and I've offered to do a piece for my campus paper on Marc Emery's extradition.

In order to the the other side, I need to get in touch with the DEA.

Anyone who knows me knows I have an inexplicable aversion to talking on the phone, so I usually prefer to set up something via e-mail before I do a phone interview. Unfortunately, the contact us page for the DEA offers to allow contact by email only if you have a question about the website.

I'd ask when the DEA is going to join us in the 21st century, but then I remembered what their job is.

One more.

I should also mention the Western Standard Shotgun blog, which I've been frequenting lately. Rumours of the Standard's demise were greatly exaggerated - the magazine, although taking on a new online persona, is alive and well and important voice for liberty in Canada.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

new to my blog rotation...

So I haven't been a terribly great blogger, but I've been a pretty good blog reader. Here are some new ones who have piqued my interest:

It's not quite a blog, but a weekly political talk show on Bowling Green State University's station WBGU FM, Political Animals, co-hosted by Peter Jaworski is also hosted by Jay Lafayette of Perilous Estates and Terrence Watson of The Fusionist Libertarian, who are joining my blog rotation. My favorite aspect of the show is their "enlightened discontent." (Tune in online every Monday from 4:00 - 6:00)

Libertastic - another great resource for enlightened discontent.

The EcoLibertarian, found via Wudrick Blog, is a great blog on environmentalism and how government initiatives hurt our attempts at conservation.

Tom Palmer's blog. I'm not sure why I didn't read this before, I really enjoy it.

They should all be added to my links within a few minutes.

i know, i know

I've been a terrible blogger. School and freedom fighting are time consuming.

But this is just too good to not share. It's not often you find a whole neighbourhood of people who would rather look at a giant haystack in their neighbourhood for four years than this:

If ever there was a great reason for getting rid of a bylaw...

h/t: Bureaucrash

Also, what the hell is this?
First the I Heart Harper calendar, then the Harper looking at Harper Christmas card (which I kind of like better now that I've heard Laureen Harper designed it, but still) and a fundraising letter with which I was sent an 8.5"x11" photo of the Harpers, and now the Stephen Harper gallery on parliament hill.

Seriously, people. He's not ugly, but the man is not that good looking.

Bernier's bad bet

Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press Maxime Bernier is taking a gamble. He believes that there is a large, disenfranchised voting bloc in Canada...