August 17, 2003

I'm feeling a bit Linkish today

Keep It Simple is a boozeless "bar" in Edmonton, Canada that caters to recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. It allows smoking. The government now only allows smoking in establishments that have a liquor license. The government wont allow Keep It Simple to get a liquor license because they have no intention of serving liquor.
It's just the latest example of the contortions we have to work through when we allow the State to infringe on our Liberty and Property.
Read about it from Colby Cosh
(Link thanks to the Satanic hobo snuffer.)

The Internet serves many great purposes. The spread of information; we can look up stuff in a flash rather than schlep to the library. For business; I've sold record albums to vinylphiles from Brooklyn to Hong Kong. Fun and games, news, and research. And, of course, the Blogosphere!

But it's not to be a way to exact some petty vengeance on people you maybe don't get along with for some reason. This horror story from Venomous Kate makes my blood boil... and when it's 98 degrees in the shade, it just makes me madder!
Wrap the duct tape tightly around your head before reading that link, because you're head WILL explode, and you'll need to keep the wreckage from flying too far.
Then read the Emporer's post and comments thread for the usual high calibre discussion of C.P.S.
(Link courtesy of Wizbang via Susie. Go read them, too!!)

In lighter news, the new LEMON is posted! It gives a short overview of the Democratic presidential field, a parody of an sidebox feature with the Q: What Are We Writing In Our Weblog? (a couple of which I plead guilty to!), and a poll on the most sexy cartoon character (I voted for Tinkerbell :))

Silverblue has a great litany in a poem about his (our) fond memories of growing up in a world before video games, crass merchandising of movies and cable tv took over kids' lives.

Also, Bill Whittle has sworn by the Royal Blood that he will have his new essay, RESPONSIBILITY, up by "weeks end." Should be up at any moment now!!

Posted by Tuning Spork at August 17, 2003 04:09 PM

Mr. Spork, is it true that you have joined forces with the Monkey Boy? Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: Jennifer at August 17, 2003 10:17 PM

Er, um, uh... Whelp, the thing is; I'm kinda like Susie.
I want in on the Axis of Naughty, but wonder if it conflicts with the Allience against the Puppy Blending Hobo Snuffer.
I guess I'm a concillatory sort, eager to make blogfriends... (!?).
To put it bluntly; I'm in it for the laughs.

So, with no inclination toward diplomacy in sight I say, with hearty beguile, "By the light of Ghandi's own brimstone Let Frnak die and every puppy blend!!!!"

I guess that's about where I am on the matter...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 17, 2003 10:41 PM

Me? I'm in it for the links. Welcome to the Axis. :-)

Posted by: Jennifer at August 17, 2003 10:48 PM

Cool! Welcome Axis Member! Down with the Puppy Blender! Remember the wise words of Obi Wan Pixy Misa: "consistancy is for wimps!"

Posted by: Susie at August 18, 2003 07:36 AM

WOO HOO!! Can I be Minister of Empty Rhetoric?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 18, 2003 05:57 PM

This site is fine

Posted by: George at December 6, 2004 12:56 AM
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