Archives for: June 2010

The Greatest Depression: God Is Not Mocked June 30, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 30, 2010 Imagine an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in which the self-appointed leader extols the supposed merits of drunkenness, and you?ll capture some of the weirdness of the recently concluded G20 Summit in To… more »

Making Grandma Ride the Taser June 29, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 29, 2010 El Reno, Oklahoma resident Lonnie Tinsley was worried that his ailing 86-year-old grandmother, Lona Varner, had overdosed on her medication. He dialed 911 to summon help from an EMT. Instead, Officer… more »

Johnny Law Can't Read Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 28, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 28, 2010 Denver resident Amy Shroff was awarded a restraining order preventing Greg Kruse, the violent man who fathered her child, from approaching within 100 yards. The shared custody agreement required that Sh… more »

Why Do We Tolerate This? June 25, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 25, 2010 They have no idea what they are doing, or what will happen as a result ? but the people who presume to rule us are . finishing plans for the comprehensive restructuring of the nation?s financial sy… more »

Subsidized Shylocks June 24, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 24, 2010 With the exception of the Federal Reserve ? the government?s official counterfeiting arm ? no institution did more to inflate the recently collapsed housing bubble than Fannie Mae. By acting a… more »

The Persecution of Sholom Rubashkin June 23, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 23, 2010 Until recently, 51-year-old Sholom Rubashkin ran Glatt Kosher Agriprocessors in Potsville, Iowa. Federal investigators staged a military raid against the plant in 2008. To investigate allegations… more »

Will McChrystal be the New MacArthur? June 22, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 22, 2010 General Stanley McChrystal, military commander in Afghanistan, was summoned to the White House by President Obama after the General publicly disparaged top administration officials. His remarks appear… more »

Darth Lieberman's Internet "Kill Switch" June 21, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 21, 2010 Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman bears a striking physical resemblance to the fictional Senator Palpatine from the Star Wars film series. Palpatine?s mild and unassuming manner concealed bottomless… more »

"Charity" for the Wealthy and Well-Connected June 18, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 18, 2010 Before announcing his retirement from the Senate, Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd proposed a large-scale reform of the banking industry. Predictably, it would ignore the fundamental problem ? the inc… more »

How DARE You Hurt a Torturer's Feelings? June 17, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 17, 2010 Sending an innocent man to be tortured in Syria is an exercise of official discretion ? but hurting the feelings of those who did so by questioning their motives is unconscionable cruelty. This i… more »

Government: A Monopoly on Uselessness June 16, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 16, 2010 Ryan Snodgrass, a Colorado rafting guide, was arrested and charged with ?obstructing government operations.? His supposed crime was to jump into Clear Creek and save a young rafting student while go… more »

The Shadows of Empire June 15, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 15, 2010 Puerto Rico is now being patrolled by troops who recently returned from Iraq. National Guard personnel are manning checkpoints and conducting other police duties in response to a recent uptick in viole… more »

Snapshots Of A Dying Economy June 14, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 14, 2010 In a gesture fraught with symbolic significance, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced that the city will relocate the headquarters of the police and fire departments to the long-vacant MGM Grand Detroi… more »

The Census Fraud June 11, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 11, 2010 Of the 431,000 jobs supposedly created by the U.S. economy in May, 411,000 were temporary positions with the Census Bureau, which is engaging in deliberate fraud to inflate employment statistics. Cen… more »

The New Debtors' Prison June 10, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 10, 2010 No later than 2012, the federal government?s aggregate debt will exceed the gross domestic product. That same government is siphoning away what remains of the private wealth of our country, lavishing… more »

How to Prolong a Depression June 9, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 9, 2010 It sometimes seems as if incurable economic illiteracy is a prerequisite of a political career. North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller offers a splendid example of this disability in his proposed ?Re… more »

Palestinian Terrorism: Made in Washington, D.C. June 8, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 8, 2010 During an August 1997 counter-terrorism conference at the University of Illinois-Chicago, your correspondent saw a presentation by ATF official Kathleen Kiernan in which she explained how the agency was… more »

Murderous Impunity June 7, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 7, 2010 As St. Augustine observed, a government is a criminal gang that has given itself permission to murder, torture, and steal. This fact was made vivid in a recent speech by former President George W. Bus… more »

We Bought the Bullets June 4, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 4, 2010 The bullets used to kill 19-year-old American citizen Furkan Dogan were fired by soldiers in a foreign army, but they were paid for by U.S. tax dollars. Dogan was shot five times at close range ? fo… more »

For Tax-Feeders, a "Guess" is as Good as a Fact June 3, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 3, 2010 In July 2008, Mark Jenney was stopped by Officer Christopher Santimarino in a speed trap outside Copely, Ohio. Santimarino issued Jenney a ticket for driving 79 miles per hour in a 60 MPH zone. When Jenne… more »

The Enemy At Their Backs June 2, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 2, 2010 When Ethiopia was ruled by the Communist butcher Mengistu, the families of those slaughtered in state-run firing squads were billed for the bullets used to murder their loved ones. The Pentagon?s tre… more »

Piracy Isn't "Self-Defense" June 1, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute June 1, 2010 Samuel Adams defined his political strategy quite simply: Put your enemies in the wrong, and keep them in the wrong. Adams? approach has been employed by modern independence movements -- among them… more »

The "Tax Mahal": A Shrine to the Omnivorous State May 31, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute May 31, 2010 There is no better illustration of the corrupt futility of the so-called economic stimulus program than the $92 million being spent to renovate the IRS compound in Andover, Massachusetts. According to th… more »