Tag Archives: Politics

Representatives In Name Only

One puzzling thing about Craig Kelly (whom I was highlighting yesterday) is that here is a politician who doesn’t represent at least some of the people in his Australian parliamentary constituency. He actually hates quite a few of them. And … Continue reading

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Make His Life Horrible

H/T Audrey Silk for these words from Australian MP Craig Kelly. “You have to have some price pressure,” he says. “You have to have the strongest possible law enforcement. You’ve got to make lepers of those that smoke… make their … Continue reading

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Bullying and Browbeating

I seem to remember that when some Scots started calling for Scottish independence, the British government’s response was not to crack down on Scottish nationalists, but instead it was to give Scotland a referendum to let Scots decide what they … Continue reading

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Writing To Protest

Today I finally got around to writing to my Conservative MP to protest about prison smoking bans: Dear X, I hope you enjoyed your summer recess in some country far from Britain. I am writing to protest on behalf of … Continue reading

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The Decline of Democracy

Something I noticed a couple of days back. AP: State and federal environmental regulators have issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency announced … Continue reading

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Crony Capitalism

Hurricane Irma seems to have blown everything else out of the news. And one thing that it blew away was the move that Donald Trump made late last week. Unable to get the Republican-controlled House and Senate to enact the … Continue reading

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Inverted Healthist Values

I was toying yesterday with the idea that the antis and the healthists had an inverted value system to mine. My value system is pretty much the one that’s inherent in Idle Theory: You arrange your life to do as … Continue reading

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