I have added a perma-link to Dean Esmay. Dean Esmay is a liberal with rational-views on politics.
Archive for June, 2003
Walter In Denver has moved off of blogspot.
Ballot Access And Third Parties
Unlike some Libertarians, I find that ballot access restrictions are not such a bad thing. In New York the ballot has gotten absurdly long in recent years. A plethora of political parties exist are able to abtain ballot access including the small Libertarian Party of New York. Having the ability to vote for a candidate who is endorsed by more than one party just makes the ballot confusing. Raising the requirements for ballot access also discourages and prevents non-credible candidates giving those who deserve real recognition a chance and not just making third-parties seem like a bunch of kooks.
Amy Phillips takes Bill Clinton to task on his comments on taxes.
Fireworks In Colorado
Walter In Denver thanks the Denver City Council for puting safety first.
The Bush Lied People Are Lying Too
Poliblogger argues that the people call Bush a liar are in fact liars themselve. If they want to criticise Bush for being selective about the evidence used to justify war, they should not be selective on the evidence they use against the President. QUOTE:
Indeed, I would argue that the great irony here is that the “Bush is lying” folks are doing the exact thing: they see the deviation between what the President said and what has been found in Iraq and have come to the conclusion that they prefer: that Bush is lying. In so doing they are rejecting the other, reasonable, possibilities. If it ends up they are wrong, can we, in turn, say they were lying? (Keeping mind that lying means a conscious and deliberate misstatement of the truth, often to benefit oneself).
Al Gore TV, The Conservative Bias And Hip-Hop
A proposal for a liberal TV and/or radio station is all the buzz right now. Roger Simon describes perfectly why talk radion and some of the cable news stations are leaning conservatice. Quote:
On the more general question of why the supposedly liberal media have turned to the right, a more frightening truth emerges, which the Democratic powers that be might want to address first. The networks (hello!) are capitalist enterprises. They are giving the masses what they want.
The same thing is true with music stations right now. Clear Channel only plays a bunch of mainstream crap because that is what the people want. The only question is how to get the next step. How do you improve a system that sucks?
Reader Questions On Big Pun
A reader asks Was Big Pun shot or did he just die because he’s fat?
Answer: Big Pun died of a heart attack. I do not know how much that had to do with his weight problems but the fact is he died of a heart problem.
Rand Simberg explains why the 1st Amendment should be treated like the 2nd Amendment. This is a good piece of satire.
Friedrich at 2 Blowhards makes the connection between art and commerce.