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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Di Tou Jie?

Must have been a boy with an awfully big head in order to get his head stuck on a toilet seat.

Friday, April 27, 2007

British Pervs....

Brits an Aussies seem most interested in porn according to Google search records....
By Lester Haines The Register - Technology News - Monday, April 23It's official: Milton Keynes is the world's centre of pornography and sex, according to Google Trends.

In fact, the UK completely dominates the global porn/sex rankings, holding the top five positions:

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom Edinburgh, United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Dublin, Ireland Auckland, New Zealand Melbourne, Australia Irvine, CA, USA Sydney, Australia.
Milton Keynes? Sounds like some one's name? I like the name Milton Keynes and the people in MK like online porn.

Its also nice to see that Brits are number 1 in something. He he he.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Rock, Paper, Scissors....

There is a US national league rock, paper, scissor championship due to be played in Las Vegas soon. How incredibly exciting is that? And the grand prise is US $50,000. And what is the strategy to win? This fellow says....
"I don't have a strategy. I can't be thinking 'What's he gonna throw?'" he said. "I just throw something."

He said he enjoys hamming it up for the crowd, walking into a room with a coat draped over his shoulders like a cape, having a friend put lotion on his hands and his daughter dab sweat from his brow. He plans to step it up for Las Vegas.
It will be broadcast on ESPN. Does nayone have this so I can come over to watch?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fruit And Vegetables Driving Fanactic Muslims Into Sexual Frenzy...

Can't make this stuff up....
American commanders cite al-Qaida's severe brand of Islam, which is so extreme that in Baqouba, al-Qaida has warned street vendors not to place tomatoes beside cucumbers because the vegetables are different genders, Col. David Sutherland said.
Losing control at a market stall would be kind of embarrassing, I suppose.

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Naive Idea Of Human Equality....

In memory of the recently deceased Kurt Vonnegut, I post this as tale on the desire for human equality. It is possible to make all humans equal. But is this a world that anyone would want to live in? Ballerinas that can dance only as good as the average person? Good looking persons forced to wear masks so that they are no better looking than anyone else? Equality in all senses, intelligence and physical appearances.

Kurt Vonnegut's story, here.

A lesson for those that desire equality of outcome not equality in opportunity.


101 Years Ago, today.....

A note from my Mom today...
My Dad was born April 16th.,1906. On April Fools Day, my Dad would write big 16 on everything like cereal boxes. No one ever had any excuse to forget his birthday!
My Granddad was a real character.

Quote Of The Day...

"How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese?"

Gen. Charles de Gaulle, the architect of modern France after World War II, quipped on the difficulty of governing France.

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Depravity Of Dog Ownership....

So, I guess that cats really are better than dogs. This is an old story, but I just saw on TV that another Muslim cleric has called dog ownership evil and is calling for outlawing it [I cannot find the new story online just now]...
TEHRAN, Oct 13 (AFP) - A conservative Iranian prayer leader denounced the "moral depravity" of dog ownership and called on the judiciary to arrest all dogs and their owners, the reformist Etemad paper reported Sunday.

"I demand the judiciary arrest all dogs with long, medium or short legs together with their long-legged owners, otherwise I will arrest them myself", the Etemad newspaper quoted the cleric, named as Hojatoleslam Hasani, as saying at a Friday prayer sermon in the northwestern city of Urumieh.

"The abominable people in this country think that liberty means loose morals, for example men and women walk in the streets hand in hand", he added.

Despite official disapproval of dogs, which are mostly referred to as "unclean" in Islam, dog ownership recently has been on the rise and more women are seen in public walking their dogs, particularly in northern Tehran.

In June the police banned the sale of dogs and stipulated penalties for dog walking in public, which is seen by conservatives as a sign of the corrupting influence of decadent Western culture.
Well, I agree with some of what he says. If you walk down the street in France, dog owners rarely clean up after their 'le chiens' and it can be quiet dirty. But I am not too sure that dog ownership is a sign or leads to 'loose morals.' And walking one's dog in public is now a sing of the corrupting influence of Western culture. You just cannot make this up.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Why Did The Iranians Take The British Soldiers Hostage?

The recent UN resolutions threatening further economic sanctions essentially marking the end of years of worthless European negotiations over Iran's nuclear weapon ambitions promised no further ability of the crazy Iranians cover to continue their covert work. So, they needed to renew the process.

So why not go back to the beginning. Take the British sailors hostage, promise to put them on trial with the implicit threat of potential public executions and then appear reasonable and work out this problem diplomatically. Then the Iranians can say, 'see, our problems can be addressed diplomatically.'

So, this will split the West on our approach to Iran giving them more-and-more time for them to develop a nuclear weapon. Remember, after Iran get the bomb, they have said that they will wipe Israel off the face of the map.... and then, after the West [actually this will be Europe and if the Democrats are in power in the US] has sacrificed Israel in a fit of appeasement thinking that if we allow these crazies to do that they will leave us alone and no longer will threaten us.

This is unfortunately a recipe for disaster. As Winston Churchill said...
“What is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terrors, victory, however long and hard the road may be. For without victory, there is no survival.”
And also the WC classic on the problems of appeasement...
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last"
Europeans are fooling themselves if they think that they can appease the crazies in Iran. The short-term gain for them is that they can still do economic trade with Iran but the cost to them will be incredibly high in the not-so-distant future.

The Scariest.....

Keith Richards has always been well known as an over-the-top fellow. Problems with drugs have plagued his career and now this revelation....
Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all. In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.

"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME.
I don't think that his father would have approved.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Planet Hillary....