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  1. might as well have drawn “libertarians”.

    That said, WTF is up with all of these libertarians supporting Obama? Is the war that important to you people? Do you actually *know* anyone who has been killed in Iraq?

    I get that you hate the war, but Obama has expressed a willingness to attack Iran, so if you’re thinking he’s going to take away Osama’s motivation you are shit out of luck. To extend Romney’s “we are not France” analogy, remember that the planning for 9/11 happened on Clinton’s watch. The democratic party may be anti-business, but really they are for the type of “crony capitalism” filled with pork-barrel earmarks and glad-handed subsidies. Think of the Paris riots and the battle of algiers.

    If you think the Democrats’ version of cultural imperialism is going to stop the Islamofascists you are nuts.

    McCain wants to extend the tax cuts. Nuff said.

  2. While Reason completely ignores the biggest story of the day, the rioting in Denmark against the Danish Cartoons depicting Muhammed. 5th night of rioting by “Youths”. And the entire libertarian media is silent on this Radical Muslim onslaught against free speech.

    Way to go there Reason. Free speech rights only for Americans, ‘eh? Can’t have those pesky Euros excercising their free speech rights, particularly when it might offend Islam.

  3. The mustachioed menace strikes again!

  4. Eric, at this point I’d be all for your pesky free speech rights being suppressed in the name of Islam.

    Or any other ideology for that matter.

  5. Eric,

    Why should actions of every Muslim, everywhere be any of our concern?

  6. More like, “Why don’t you lick me?”

  7. David Rollins, I’d give back every penny of the tax cuts if the war were never started. I’d give up any future versions of the Bush tax cuts for it to end today.

    The $300/yr I got from the tax cuts are not worth the thousands of dead service members or the thousands of innocent Iraqis.

    (That doesn’t mean I’m voting for Obama, but yes I hate the war that much.)

  8. Of the many obnoxious things Dondero does, posting a comment before 7 AM in order to tweak still-sleeping Reason writers for not having covered a story is pretty high on the list.

    That’s at least twice now. What a douche.

  9. This is like the third of fourth time this week I’ve agreed with joe. Must be a leap year.

  10. David Rollins, Obama may or might not attack Iran, but I think it’s a nearly 100% chance that warmonger McCain will.

  11. This just in, doctors in Texas are studying a strange pharmaceutical reaction. Patient Eric Dondero, after ingesting viagra, grew significantly taller.

  12. joe,
    Don’t forget: Eric is posting from the central time zone, so it’s before 6am (i.e., pre-dawn) when he’s posting that crap.

    David Rollins,
    how are we going to afford tax cuts when we are pouring gazillions of dollars into a bottomless pit in Iraq (and, if McCain has his way, Iran)? That $600 check I’m gonna get as “stimulus” is going to be worth less than the $300 check I got a few years ago (thanks to the irresponsible spending of the Republicans).

    I’m all for tax cuts, but they just aren’t possible when the spending doesn’t come down, too.

  13. Did the death of Robert Jastrow create a hole in the space-time continuimum? How did three posts get in before the timestamp of the original post?

  14. Wait a second, I may have been too hasty.

  15. I was wondering the same thing, Kolohe.

  16. Just a point from Dondero’s bio on his Mainstream Libertarians site:

    “Eric Dondero has traveled to 25 nations worldwide on 5 continents. He speaks over 10-15 languages.”

    Hmm, OVER 10-15? What exactly does that mean?

    Also, Eric Dondero’s tears can cure cancer.

  17. Drunk is not a language.

  18. Why should actions of every Muslim, everywhere be any of our concern?

    One reason is that the same type of profits-at-any-price Corporate Welfare Queens that worked with the far-left to encourage massive Muslim immigration to Europe are doing the same thing here with other forms of immigration that have their own particular downsides.

  19. David Rollins,

    Do you actually *know* anyone who has been killed in Iraq?

    Yes. Ergo, McCain can FOAD.

  20. Also, Eric Dondero’s tears can cure cancer.

    Unfortunately, the fumes from his panic-farts actually cause cancer, so it’s a wash.

  21. I don’t appreciate David Rollins downplaying opposition to war. Let’s not forget that this whole rigmarole was started because Bush & Co. convinced Americans that it was part of the war on terror, a war that had its Pearl Harbor in NYC, and the vast majority of Americans didn’t know a damn person affected.

    Why would a person have to personally know a dead soldier to be opposed to the war? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard today, and it’s late.

  22. OK, I’ll grant that the “knowing someone who died” is a bit cheesy.

    But think about this: given the choice between spending on entitlements and spending on war, which would you choose? War spending can be turned off fairly rapidly.

    I hate the war as much as anyone, but I still can’t believe Barack is the libertarian’s choice.

  23. If you haven’t noticed, the establishment GOP is not offering that choice. We get profligate spending on the war ($100B per year), plus radical expansions of establishment programs (think “Medicare part D”, which increased Medicare expenses by over $50B per year).

    War spending could be cut off “fairly rapidly”, but it won’t be- especially if we “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran”.

  24. I think the medicare prescription benefit under a Democrat would have been much worse (think price controls and free fertility coverage), but let’s just say you’re right about the false choice.

    Would you rather have tax-and-spend or tax-cuts-and-spend? I submit that under the first option the economy is in the shitter, whereas under the second at least I get to keep my job. Of course that means the debt balloons and the dollar declines even further, but at least this risk can be hedged through international investments. At a minimum it will constrain future spending due to the enormous debt service.

    Both Reagan and GWB played this card, and while I’d rather have smaller government I think history will prove it a shrewd play given the alternatives.

  25. The light of a new day.

    The light of
    a new day
    solicits a blackbird
    in the care
    of a craving,
    in the beautiful
    darkness of a
    sunny concept,
    in the songs
    of my heart, like
    a tender idea
    now reflecting
    the straw.

    Francesco Sinibaldi

  26. Would you rather have tax-and-spend or tax-cuts-and-spend? I submit that under the first option the economy is in the shitter, whereas under the second at least I get to keep my job. Of course that means the debt balloons and the dollar declines even further, but at least this risk can be hedged through international investments. At a minimum it will constrain future spending due to the enormous debt service.

    Both Reagan and GWB played this card, and while I’d rather have smaller government I think history will prove it a shrewd play given the alternatives.

    In other words, pass the crisis on to your grandkids (after making it much, much worse). And, of course, keep the executive and legislative branches from having to face the results of profligate spending today, when something could be done to stop it. After all, in the future we’ll all be dead, right? “Shrewd,” but morally contemptible.

    These so-called tax cuts and corresponding refunds make me think of somebody who purchases a big house on his credit card, then smugly pats himself on the back for making the first minimum monthly payment.

  27. To be honest, if I can’t have don’t tax and don’t spend, I’d prefer tax and spend. Out of control deficit spending causes inflation and distortion of the capital markets that is just as damaging to my purchasing power and the economy in general as any tax.

    I’d prefer that the pols had the balls to be fiscally responsible. Unfortunately, it’s much easier to bribe people with money stolen via a backdoor tax, than with upfront robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  28. I hate the war as much as anyone, but I still can’t believe Barack is the libertarian’s choice.

    Obama is not/b> the libertarian’s choice! A tiny handful of cosmo bloggers do not define the libertarian movement. Who some numbnut at Cato plans to vote for is no more relevant than who Dondero plans to vote for. Neither represent libertarians.

  29. Let me close that tag… There.

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