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Midweek links

  • You’ve heard of #BREXIT. And recently there’s been Candace Owens’ #BLEXIT. And of course the #WalkAway movement. The latter two are now joined by Roger Simon’s #JEXIT, a call to Jews to leave the Dem party.
  • The Niskanen Center just gave up on ideological libertarianism. (Well, why not? The LP and the Cato Institute led the way long ago. And it’s the thing to do if you’re in DC.)
  • Jeff Thomas: It’s not the end of the world. Just one of those mad turning points of history.
  • The NRA’s freedom of speech lawsuit against New York moves ahead.
  • To celebrate the latest Most Important Election in Our Lifetimes, here’s classic Murray Rothbard: What the State is Not.
  • I’m prepping this post hours before a real picture of election results emerges. I hope this turns out to be true, even though I don’t share the author’s regard for Trump. The D’s are currently much scarier than the R’s. But then again, there’s a lot to be said for gridlock, too.
  • Rather long, but unique: How the world’s only remaining feudal lord outclassed the Nazis to save her people. Some good monkeywrenching there.
  • Roll for the win. 🙂


  1. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson November 7, 2018 3:41 am

    According to CNN, the results of this election were determined by women. They voted overwhelmingly Democrat, and some 40% of respondents in exit polls said they voted against Trump.

    There are many policy reasons to be opposed to Trump (war-mongering, tariffs) but I don’t get a sense that his policies were the driving factor. After all, he has not threatened to make abortion illegal, nor has he threatened the government benefits that women care most about (child care funds, health care funds, etc). The visceral hatred of Trump by women comes from his history of philandering, insulting women’s looks (Stormy “Horse Face” Daniels), and that asinine comment caught on tape by Billy Bush 10-15 years ago, prompting the wearing of certain hats at his inauguration.

    “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

  2. UnReconstructed
    UnReconstructed November 7, 2018 8:04 am

    “According to CNN” means that ‘the following information is highly suspect, almost certainly very slanted and should probably be ignored completely’.

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X November 7, 2018 9:06 am

    “According to CNN” means that ‘the following information is highly suspect, almost certainly very slanted and should probably be ignored completely’.


  4. larryarnold
    larryarnold November 7, 2018 9:32 am

    “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
    I had occasion to look that up for a story recently.
    “Two of William Congreve’s phrases from ‘The Mourning Bride’ (1697) have become famous, although sometimes misquoted or misattributed to William Shakespeare.”
    “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
    And the play opened with: “Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast.” (Note: “breast” not “beast.”)
    Another of his, from a different play:
    “O fie, Miss, you must not kiss and tell.”

    I kind of wonder what the “compassionate, democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us” the signs in front of Simon’s crowd pic want Trump to commit to, actually are. The policies I’ve seen from Democrats are pretty much of the, “You peons are too stupid to run your own life, so shut up while we run it for you” variety.

    The visceral hatred of Trump by women comes from…
    I don’t have feelers out nationally, but around these (Red) parts that was countered by, “Look how Democrats treated Judge Kavanaugh.”

    The election also featured a record turnout. Locally we had more voters the first day of early voting than we had for all of early voting last time, and there was significant scrambling to keep enough ballots on hand.
    So, there is mad enough to go around; politics, ramping up. And that’s scary.

  5. Claire
    Claire November 9, 2018 5:14 am

    Thank you, A. We knew it was bad, but that’s even worse than I suspect most of us pictured. (And all this in the land of the free.)

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