Monthly Archives: November 2011

Why conservatives can’t get people to work hard

A winner-take-all society is not very conducive to hard work; I’m not going to bust my butt for 30 years for a 1% shot at getting into The 1%. But I am going to bust my butt for 30 years if I think this gives me a 90% chance of having a decent house, a family, some security, a reasonably pleasant job, a dog, and a couple of cars in my garage.

15 Food Companies that Serve You ‘Wood’

He said cellulose is common in processed foods, often labeled as reduced-fat or high-fiber – products like breads, pancakes, crackers, pizza crusts, muffins, scrambled eggs, mashed potato mixes, and even cheesecake. Inman himself keeps a box of Wheat Thins Fiber Selects crackers, manufactured by Kraft Foods Nabisco brand, at his desk, and snacks on them daily, clearly unmoved by the use of wood pulp in its ingredients.

Read on for a list of General Mills, Kraft, Kellog, and fast food products containing wood pulp.

My Presidential Bid

Scott Adams:

On day one of my presidency I would form a committee of libertarians to recommend ways to shrink government. But I would require them to describe in detail how the country would look when those government functions disappear.

COAST Demands Constitutional Right to Lie

What happens when you can’t win a ballot issue based on the facts?

COAST today filed a suit in federal court in Cincinnati seeking to overturn Ohio’s law against false statements in issue campaigns. […]

COAST claims Ohio Revised Statute 3517.22 violates constitutional free-speech protection. The statute makes it a crime — punishable by prison and fines – to “Post, publish, circulate, distribute, or otherwise disseminate, a false statement, either knowing the same to be false or acting with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not, that is designed to promote the adoption or defeat of any ballot proposition or issue.”

In other words: when you can’t tell the truth, sue for the right to lie.

Free speech isn’t universally free. You can’t defame another person. You can’t induce panic by yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre. And you shouldn’t be able to lie to win an election.