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Apr 21 2013

Open Thread


Compliments of Stormfax.

Apr 21 2013

Profiles in Moonbattery: Thomas Perez

The Center for Security Policy presents a series of experts to explain why Obama’s choice for Labor Secretary — the anti-white, anti-Christian, pro-Islamist hard left militant Thomas Perez — is absolutely unacceptable:

No worries Señor Perez. I’m sure McCain et al. will step right up to help confirm you anyway.

On a tip from Bill T.

Apr 21 2013

Back in the USSA

Is it hyperbole to call the ideology personified by Obama communism? Joe Dan Gorman of Intellectual Froglegs gets the answer from people with the experience to know — the Russkies running Pravda, which served as the official press arm of the Soviet government:

What the Red Army never dared try to impose on us, the leftists running the media and education accomplished by dumbing us down to the point most of us still don’t know that our country has been swindled out from under us.

On a tip from dan.

Apr 21 2013

How FDR Prolonged the Depression

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We will never be economically secure until we tear down the lie that FDR’s demented policies ended the Great Depression, when in reality they prolonged it unnecessarily. Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics at UCLA, explains on behalf of Prager University:

Authoritarian masterminds never know best, no matter how pointy the heads of their advisors. The path to prosperity is to let the free market work.

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

Apr 21 2013

Wine Ice Cream Not Explicitly Allowed, Therefore Forbidden

Somehow the erstwhile Land of Liberty has degenerated into a place where new products are only legal after bureaucrats have been bribed I mean lobbied to specifically make them legal. Wine is legal in Louisiana; so is ice cream. But wine ice cream? The rules don’t say you can sell it, so you can’t:

State Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert said Thursday that he consulted legal experts after Mercer’s Dairy, of New York, sought permission to sell cherry merlot, peach white zinfandel, red raspberry chardonnay and other alcohol-laced ice cream flavors in Louisiana.

Hebert’s request resulted in a flurry of legal research on where wine ice cream falls under state law. …

The verdict is that wine ice cream is an adulterated food like boozy bonbons or fruitcake, but without an exception built into state law so it can be sold in Louisiana.

“The answer is it looks like if they want to sell it here, the Legislature’s going to have to weigh it and pass a law,” Hebert said.

Dalton Givens, chief operating officer for Mercer’s … said Mercer’s put the ice cream on the market in 2008 and found it can be more readily sold in Asia, the Caribbean and Europe than in the United States because of prohibitions like the one in Louisiana.

In terms of alcohol content, you would have to eat a quart of the ice cream to get the buzz of a half glass of wine.

Liberty leads to prosperity because it allows for constant innovation. Statism leads to poverty because it does not.

Forbidden in Louisiana.

On a tip from Anne.

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