Help Wanted: War Supporters

The White House is seeking to fill a new and exciting position; Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Coordinator. Any takers? The White House has already approached three retired generals, including Army General Jack Keane and Air Force General Joseph Ralston. Both said no. The third didn’t hold back his opinion either. Retired Marine General John Sheehan states …

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The war on cheap groceries

It’s bad enough that the idjits in Silly Council have driven Wal-Mart to take their ball and go home, ensuring that NYC families will continue to suffer smaller selection and higher prices when shopping for groceries. Now Assemblyman William Colton wants to ban plastic grocery bags from “large” supermarkets throughout New York State. Since Gristedes chairman …

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Viva la “freedom of speech!”

Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to speak at this year’s commencement at Utah’s Brigham Young University. The predominantly Republican student body and staff have been protesting Mr. Cheney’s presence on campus. Even the Mormons don’t want him around. In a usually peaceful environment, the students have been up in arms over the upcoming speech …

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Bogus stop-and-frisk non-stop in NYC

In  my March 30 blog “Mayor Rudy and the arrogance of power” I cited statistics showing an alarming increase in complaints for apparently bogus stop and frisk activity during the Giuliani administration.  Well hold on to your hats folks , Rocco Parascandola in his Newsday.com article “Stop-and-frisk stats suggest flaws in NYPD practices” says last …

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Holy junk science, Batman!

Tom Elliott, guest-blogging at Alarming News, scores a major scoop with a damning chain of emails between Councilmember James Oddo’s chief of staff and a scientist they hoped would help them push through the aluminum bat ban. Seems the scientist told them, sorry, but there’s simply no evidence that aluminum bats are more dangerous than wooden bats. …

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Who’s watching the kids?

There’s a chilling report on the City Limits website about the proliferation of surveillance cameras in public schools. The cameras constitute a $120 million city program intended to reduce school violence. While they’ve been successful in creating an Orwellian atmosphere, the schools are apparently more violent than ever: In Mayor Bloomberg’s preliminary Management Report for fiscal …

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Zero tolerance watch

Kids, graffiti is bad, mmm-kay? But Jesus H. Christ, arresting a 13-year-old for writing “okay” on her desk??? The poor kid was handcuffed and placed under arrest in front of her classmates in Dyker Heights, then chained to a pole at the 68th Precinct Station House for three hours. The real shame is that she got …

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Write for Serf City

We’re working on the next issue of Serf City, the tabloid newspaper that covers New York politics from a libertarian perspective. This is a great opportunity to get your name and opinions in print. You don’t have to be a libertarian to contribute, but articles should be pro-freedom in theme. We strongly prefer stories with local relevance, but …

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Education at gunpoint

John Sabini, a state senator from Queens and tool of the teachers union, has introduced a bill that would expand compulsory attendance in New York State from ages 4 to 18. If passed, Senate Bill 3549 would require children to attend school three years longer than they are currently required. Where do we start dissecting this madness? …

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