Trump fired election security chief Chris Krebs for not backing his claims about rigged elections. He's unrelated to the well-known security blogger Brian Krebs, but I find it amusing to link to the story on the latter's blog. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/trump-fires-security-chief-christopher-krebs/
Massachusetts' governor has issued an order which would require a wall along the NH border to enforce. It has created only confusion. https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/08/we-dont-have-the-capacity-nor-should-we-be-enforcing-this-officials-question-how-mass-travel-order-fines-will-be-carried-out.html
It's Monday, and that means I have a new book discussion post: Ilya Somin's _Free to Move_. https://garymcgath.com/wp/free-to-move/
A Reuters article on how cops get away with murder. https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-police-immunity-guns/
Well, isn't this fun. If I visit my closest friends 11 miles away, I have to stay for 14 days. https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/mass-takes-nh-maine-off-covid-19-exempt-travel-list/article_cc6aaf4a-7af1-5645-9fe9-4db64f102eeb.html
Calling 911 got her sentenced to 43 years. https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/us/tyra-patterson-wrongly-imprisoned-honorary-bachelors-degree-trnd/index.html
I've often argued with other libertarians on this. When "conversion therapy" consists solely of counseling, it's speech. Laws against conversion therapy for minors that include a ban on counseling simply can't be justified. https://reason.com/2020/11/20/federal-circuit-court-rules-bans-on-conversion-therapy-for-minors-unconstitutional/
New Hampshire has awful civil forfeiture laws. It's fallen behind neighboring states in legalizing marijuana. The feds claim the entire state as a "border zone" where they can stop vehicles without cause.
So what are people outraged at? That the governor has "mandated," without imposing a penalty, that they wear a mask to reduce the chance that they'll spread disease.
That's not libertarianism. It's narcissism.
There could be a silver lining to the nonsense that Biden didn't win legitimately. He may not get a "honeymoon period" where he can get away with anything. Even so, widely believed lies and misinformation do more damage than good. He needs a principled opposition, not a paranoid opposition.
NH’s “mask mandate” is really just a strong suggestion
The anti-maskers will complain "Sununu has caved!"
The pro-mandate crowd will say "this is a toothless order, nowhere near good enough for the dire straits we are in!"
Your average Granite Stater will see the news and continue along with their day, doing what they'd been doing before.
The Salvation Army says you're depraved and will burn in Hell if you don't believe in Jesus. At the same time, they pretend to be a nice, harmless charity. https://medium.com/@gmcgath/why-i-dont-support-the-salvation-army-f48021b0bb87
Chicago's mayor has banned protests in the area of her house, saying, "I have a right to make sure that my home is secure." (You peasants don't.) https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/21/chicago-mayor-who-cant-contain-rioting-elsewhere-bans-protests-from-her-block/
The Chicago Teachers' Union likes threatening people with guillotines. Maybe they could compromise by putting a guillotine in front of the mayor's house?
Disney is reportedly stiffing Alan Dean Foster and perhaps other writers who are owed royalties. https://garymcgath.com/wp/disney-is-reportedly-stiffing-writers/
War crimes, specifically murders, by Australian elite forces in Afghanistan are reportedly routine.
Today's CNN news feed also has an article claiming it would be "reckless" to end the two-decade Afghanistan war. Got to keep killing!
Jesus and Mo is often insightful and almost always fun. https://www.jesusandmo.net/comic/shreds/
From @freetalklive: NH Again Ranked #1 Most Economically Free Place in North America by Fraser Institute: (PDF)
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