random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  I'm the chairman of the bored, and I'm asking for some truth. I'm the chairman of the bored, and I'm looking for some proof, that there's something more than their fucked up game, that their mindless lives and mine aren't the same. I'm looking for something that I can call my own, which ain't a ford cortina or a mortgage on a home. I'm the chairman of the bored, and I'm asking for some truth. I'm the chairman of the bored, and I'm looking for some proof.

tagged: truth, meaning, purpose, consumption
  — Crass [band], "Chairman of the Bored", on Stations of the Crass, Southern Studios, Crass Records, London, 1979..

libertarianism, state action, and private discrimination

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Some great commentary coming out in the wake of Rand Paul’s floundering attempts to dodge explaining his philosophy. For instance, this from No More Mister Nice Blog: Here’s the thing: segregation at lunch counters didn’t exist because individual privately owned businesses were determining for themselves that they would not serve black people. They relied on […]

Rand Paul, weasel extraordinaire

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Oh man, Rand Paul was on Rachel Maddow weaseling around a straight-up answer on his views of whether the federal government can prohibit discrimination in public accommodations. A, I thought this guy was supposed to be glib and personable? This was one of the least smooth, least adept weaseling’s I’ve ever seen. Maybe that’s all […]


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