News and Links – February 13, 2013

Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) tweeted:

A vote to end violence would be unanimous. After which we should vote to end poverty, disease, war, divorce and mosquitoes.

Milton Friedman says “well-meaning do-gooders”, I say “useful idiots”

Milton Friedman on Minimum Wage

Our Harvard-educated president (and likely many, many of the voting public) think minimum wage is a good idea.  Minimum wage laws create unemployment and higher consumer costs, and hurt the very people that are thought to be helped by the law.


from SkepticalLibertarian:

It’s in every intro econ textbook in the country. Price floors create surpluses: in the labor market, that means unemployment for workers on the margin. I know the president thinks laws don’t apply to him, but–like gravity–the laws of economics are true whether you believe in them or not.

Is your cell phone really connecting to a cell phone tower or the FBI?

“We’ve seen this pattern over and over and over. The government uses “terrorism” as a catalyst to gain some powerful new surveillance tool or ability, and then turns around and uses it on ordinary citizens, severely infringing on their civil liberties in the process.”
Stingrays: The Biggest Technological Threat to Cell Phone Privacy You Don’t Know About

Michael Quinn Sullivan says:

When Obama called for “smarter government” in the State of the Union, I momentarily thought he was about to resign…

Pictures and Memes:

perotRoss Perot is on twitter.  He has some damn funny posts.  You probably want to follow him:  @Ross_Perot

I was the first third party candidate before third party candidates became cool. At 82 I have another 40 years in me. I’m all ears for good ideas.




HouseBurnedSAN BERNADINO COUNTY, CA — County Sheriff John McMahon is claiming that the fire that burned suspect Christopher Dorner alive was not set intentionally. However, audio recordings of his officers tell a different story. Officers were recorded saying, “Burn this mother****er,” and “Burn it down!”



Great discussion on my facebook wall on the topic of “women’s equal pay”

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