FireBlade Coffeehouse Editorials
- At least I got to see the officer squirm
- Traffic court has a very high opinion of humans’ ability to violate the laws of physics.
- The Day After
- A short excerpt from “Thinking About Drug Legalization” in the book “Crisis in Drug Prohibition”.
- Dear Chairman Haley
- The Libertarians owe Robert Dole thanks for his and the Republican party’s generous (if backhanded) support.
- Heaven on Earth
- A vision in a burning bush brought to Earth. “I have given you every herb-bearing seed. To you it shall be for meat.”
- If you support keeping drugs illegal…
- If you support prohibition, you support robbery, assault, higher taxes, and rape.
- Militia in the Hood
- “My father saw a high correlation between responsible gun ownership and responsible citizenship. He viewed people he would meet in the middle of the night wearing pajamas and carrying guns just because there might be a problem as people he could count on for any problem.”
- Mimsy Were the Borogoves
- For the wisdom of the wise are the criterion of your madness.
- On The Day I Die
- “Neither of my girls has children yet. Like every mother, I always wanted them to get going and do it, you know. But to be absolutely honest, now I wish neither one of them would have children… I think she won’t bring a child into a country like this one is becoming.”
- One Assault Weapon’s Story
- The historic tale of a .30 caliber carbine, by Chris Ferris.
- Victimless Crime My Ass
- “I hope I pissed you off, maybe you’ll do something. Don’t bother e-mailing me your anger. The Vets did not fight and die so that a few could run my and your life. They died for freedom: everyone’s and anyone’s.”
- Woman to Woman
- “Woman to woman, I say, the cops aren’t around to defend us. Men aren’t around to defend us. We have to do the job ourselves, always have. My mother carried a pistol her whole life, as her mother did before her, and her mother before her. I carry my grandmother’s pistol with pride.”
- The Gullibility Virus
Another inciteful take on these idiot viruses hanging around the net.
- How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet
Absolutely brilliant, and what I’ve been trying to say for years: “Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do. For some reason we turn off this natural scepticism when we see things in any medium which require a lot of work or resources—like newspapers, television or granite. What should concern us is not that we can’t take what we read on the internet on trust, but that we ever got into the dangerous habit of believing what we read in the newspapers or saw on the TV.”