The Militant Libertarian

I'm pissed off and I'm a libertarian. What else you wanna know?

Friday, November 12, 2004


I got a little interested this morning in where a lot of you readers are coming from. I looked through and found the usual links, but found some interesting ones too. Here's a good sample of who's linking to me:
I'm listed right there with a review on "Luma Ring" sights for your AR. Nice. :) I like the title on this blog, though: "End the War on Freedom."
I'm linked as a "Libertarian blog" along with the Advocates for Self-Government. w00t!
This appears to be a liberal blog (pro gun control, at any rate) and I'm mentioned as "scary." Yep, that's me, one pissed off, scary mo'fo - I'm red-headed and Celtic/Norse to boot! WAUGH!
Here I'm linked as a "Utah blog" along with my friend Fran.
...and here I am listed as a place to get "instructions on what to think." Whatever that means. Considering that I'm a frikkin' genius, I guess that sort of makes sense... LISTEN TO ME, YOU S-O-Bs!

Wow, that's some interesting linkage there. I'm kind of starting to feel bad for not linking back to some of these kinds of places...oh, wait, that's what this post just did. I feel much better.

Of course, I'd feel even better (much, much better) if the government would just lay off and lemme be free. Oh, wait, they're benevolent and can do no wrong, so we should all surrender our freedom "for the common good" and to promote "social welfare" and whatever else the catch-phrase for the War on Freedom is in this nation today.

Some days I feel like I'm the only person in the country who's awake...

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Times of War

"Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be
dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.

"War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and
armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many
under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the
executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors and
emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added
to those of subduing the force, of the people. ... No nation can preserve
its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."

"War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement. In war, a
physical force is to be created; and it is the executive will which is to
direct it. In war, the public treasuries are to be unlocked; and it is the
executive hand which is to dispense them. In war, the honors and emoluments
of office are to be multiplied; and it is the executive patronage under
which they are to be enjoyed; and it is the executive brow they are to
encircle. The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human
breast, ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are
all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace.

--James Madison

We have been in a perpetual state of war since the Cold War began: The Cold
War, the War on Drugs, and now the War on Terrorism.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

F-ing with Collectors

I talked to my friend Dave today and he told me about what he did do a collection agent who continues to call his home, despite his repeated statements that the person they're looking for (someone named Ivan Gonzales or something) does not live there and does not have that phone number - and hasn't for a year.

Anyway, the agents continue to call regardless.

Dave considered the idea of suing them for harassment, but decided that messing with them would be more fun.

Here's an excerpt of what he's doing to them:

[Phone rings]

Dave: Hello?

Agent (female): "Ivan Gonzales?"

Dave: Knock knock

Agent: "Sir, are you Mr. Ivan Gonzales?"

Dave: Just play along and I'll answer any question you've got. Knock knock.

Agent: [sigh] Who's there?

Dave: A stupid collection agent.

Agent: Sir, please. Are you Ivan Gonzales?

Dave: Comon, let's finish.

Agent: Stupid Collection Agent who?

Dave: YOU! [click]

[The phone rings again shortly after and Dave once again answers.]

Agent: Sir, I believe we got disconnected.

Dave: See, told you so! A smart collections agent would have realized that I'd hung up on them! [click]

[The phone once again rings.]

Agent (male): Sir, one of my agents has told me that you are treating her very rudely. If you will just speak with us, I'm sure we can come to an equitable term to take care of your debt.

Dave: Knock knock

Agent: Sir?

Dave: Knock knock

Agent: Who's there?

Dave: SUCKER [click]

They didn't call back.

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