Andy Griffith vs. The PATRIOT Act.
By: Alyssa Cowan

For some reason the Andy Griffith Show has a pretty good handle on privacy… 


…too bad Opie isn’t cute anymore, though. =/
[yoinked from an email from Heidi.]
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Why life isn't so bad: for the other persistent optimists.
By: Alyssa Cowan

I realize that we’re usually the grumpiest club on campus (haha). So, I think the new year warrants a happy post. Reason has a great article about why life in America isn’t so bad.

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Discussion forum on Politics, The Media, and Ethics
By: Alyssa Cowan

There will be a forum on Politics, the media and ethics on Friday, November 7th. We should show up and add some strong libertarian voices to the mix!

Location: Knowledge Center, @One, Room 104
Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 7th, 10am-11am

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How some people decide.
By: Alyssa Cowan

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Bailout: How your officials voted.
By: Alyssa Cowan

As you may have known the bailout tragically passed today. I know there are some campaigns out there to out every one who votes in favor of it. Here’s how Nevada’s representatives voted:

I really have to applaud Dean Heller for voting no on it twice.

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I was pretty sure that I've seen him before…
By: Alyssa Cowan

There’s a reason you never see them in the same room at the same time!

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Ron Paul on Cavuto
By: Alyssa Cowan


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The bailouts in a taxpayers perspective.
By: Alyssa Cowan

The Libertarian Party sent out a brilliant e-mail a few days ago, and I’d like to share it with everyone. [Bold emphasis as been added to some of it].

Sept. 22, 2008
Dear American Taxpayer,

Like most Americans, I’m sure you were glued to the news about the “financial crisis” and the government’s “fix” for the problem. You probably heard that the government was going to come in and save the mortgage industry by bailing out failing corporations. And, you probably heard both Barack Obama and John McCain
say that this bailout was necessary, and good for the economy.

What you probably didn’t hear was that it was going to cost up to $1 trillion dollars,
and you were responsible for this money. “American taxpayers will come up
with the money,” says the New York Times.

Such a number is hard to conceptualize if you’re not the government. So, in order to show you just how much $1 trillion dollars really is, we’ve put together these figures:
One trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) is enough money:

To buy everybody living in Los Angeles at least one Lamborghini Gallardo.

To buy 88,052, 394′ custom mega yachts; enough to stretch around ¼ of the world.

To buy everyone living in Belize and Malta a Manhattan apartment.

To get half of the Democratic Party into a fundraiser for Barack Obama at the $28,500 admission price.

To give one out of every two men in the United States a Men’s Presidential Rolex watch.

To buy every woman in the United States a Tiffany Diamond Starfish Pendant.

To get two Mitsubishi 73″ HDTVs for every household in America.

To buy four copies of The Office: Season Four on DVD, to every person on

To send everybody in America on an all-inclusive vacation to Tahiti (and
some people can stay a few extra days). AND…

$1 trillion is enough money for everyone in Buffalo, NY to buy their own 65-acre island in Panama.

This is how much the government is going to cost you (roughly $3,278 for
every man, woman and child in the United States).

Barack Obama is for it. John McCain is for it.

But, Bob Barr and Libertarian Party are against it.

“No one voted to pour taxpayer funds into Wall Street,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, “and no one voted for the government to take over an insurance company. If the Federal Reserve can spend as much money as it desires to bail out any company that it desires, is there anything that it cannot do with taxpayer funds?”

Who are you supporting this November?

The two parties who are asking you to pick up the tab for the mistakes of Wall Street? Or, the Libertarian Party, who says YOU, the taxpayer, should not be on the hook for America’s mortgage crisis.

Please consider supporting the Libertarian Party today, so that we may be able to raise the alarm about this dangerous road the Republicans and Democrats have put us on.

When Barack Obama and John McCain come together to bail out these companies with YOUR money, you need a party and a candidate who says ENOUGH IS

Send a message to Republicans and Democrats that you will no longer support individuals who think you’re responsible for the mistakes of Wall Street.

Send a message to the only political party willing to stand up for you.

Send a message that you’re ready for change.

Live free,
Andrew Davis
Director of Communications
Libertarian Party

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For those of you who enjoy humor…
By: Alyssa Cowan

…in the form of graphs, like I do.

song chart memes

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Our Candidate.
By: Alyssa Cowan

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