How was your week, customers? Here at NOT PC the weather has been fine, if variable; the wind has been firm, but gusty; and the debate has been vitriolic, and frequently misguided. The most well-read post over the last seven days was … drum roll please … a ‘debate’ about children holding signs, which got folk more incensed than what those children were holding signs. Galt save us!
So the most well-read posts this week were, in order:
- “When I grow up I want to be free” [update 5]
In which I celebrate a nationwide protest against fiscal child abuse, and you get upset that children were in the front lines.
- Nick Smith, the libertarian! Who’re you kidding?
The most odious man in parliament says “Nanny State,” and the Greens promptly mistake him for something he’s not.
- LIBERTARIAN SUS: Of Losers & Letterboxes
Susan blasts the vandals. Bang!
- Thanks, Bill. Didn't know I'd bought a Mascot [updated]
Mascot’s 2558 investors say “thank you” to the taxpayer to the tune of a five-figure sum each, and the Sage Of Omaha explains why government guarantees are going to cost us dearly.
- Millions of dollars of bad ideas [updated]
That pretty much sums up the Jobs Summit – a gathering from which the best idea would be to have dug a big hole, and buried all the ideas that people came up with. A good Keynesian solution, you might say. By the way, if you want the full set of posts:
- Ray Carvell, R.I.P.
Another good man gone.
- Strike out
So ACT sold their soul, what was left of it, for this! Unbelievable. A political project that was begun with the injunction that “Individuals are the rightful owners of their own lives and therefore have inherent freedoms and responsibilities’” has now been declared dead by ACT MP David Garrett who says, “We've got too hung up on people's rights."
Buy some garlic, and raise a glass to the coffin.
Thanks for reading NOT PC. It would have been awful lonely if none of you had showed up.
Cheers, Peter Cresswell