Tag Archive: Election 2016

Jan 20 2017

Liberty Update: Trauma Triggered Angry Feminist Inauguration Edition

Today’s the big day – Trump’s inauguration. Tensions are high around much of the nation. On Tuesday, a man set himself on fire outside of a Trump hotel in Washington DC in protest of “the fact that we elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.” The 45-year-old man …

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Jan 20 2017

Korea Appoints Trump Twitter Officer, Chicago Torture, & More Fake News

CNN was caught using a screenshot from Fallout 4 in a report about Russian hacking this week. The shot of the hacking mini-game that’s actually only a word puzzle aired on December 28th in a segment about Obama’s new sanctions against Russia due to alleged election interference. CNN ran the footage while speaking about the …

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Dec 18 2016

Liberty Update: VA Gives Vets HIV, Florida Tickets Dead Man, & School’s Kool-Aid Crackdown

According to the American Action Forum, the new implementation of EPA fuel standards for heavy trucks has caused the 10-year regulatory burden on America to soar above $1 trillion, or an annual cost of $540 per person. AAF studied data from 2005 on, and found that over 75% of the regulation costs were implemented by …

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Dec 18 2016

Liberty Update: Post-It Hate Crime, Failing Public Ed, & Libertarian “Russian Propaganda”

A Massachusetts college has chosen to stop flying the American flag this week after students raised concerns that the flag promoted racism and hatred. This is a local story involving Hampshire College in Amherst, so I want to provide a little context. Around here Hampshire College is known for their pot-to-student ratio and their shoes-optional …

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Nov 13 2016

Decision 2016: The Eulogy

Election 2016

Cross-posted at Level-Up Liberty and in the Libertarian Associates of Massachusetts newsletter. It’s finally over. After months of campaigning, the election was won, and the fervor has settled down. Except it hasn’t. The liberal left is beside themselves with fury and fear. In some bizarre twist of fate they cannot understand, Trump won the election. …

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Oct 08 2016

Liberty Update: The Happening, A Boston Lockdown, & Hillary’s Got Jokes

Transcript as follows: Massachusetts is in the news again this week with two big stories, after a Boston lockdown and news of a pot raid on an 81 year old grandmother. State police were conducting a firearms trafficking investigation in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston on Tuesday. Details are still sparse, but a shootout broke …

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Oct 08 2016

Liberty Update: Free Tampons, Jeremy Mardis, & Gun Control Fails (Again)

Transcript as follows: Cornell students passed a student-sponsored referendum this week to provide free tampons and menstrual pads in all bathrooms on campus. 78.6% of the roughly 3,000 ballots voted yes. The referendum will now go to the school’s president for the final decision. If passed, the free products will be offered in both men’s …

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Sep 26 2016

Liberty Update: NC Riots, MA’s “Illegal Guns,” & Free Speech Blamed For Everything

Transcript as follows: Riots in NC come this week after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott outside an apartment complex in Charlotte. Police were present on an unrelated call and say they saw Scott get into his car with a gun and approached, demanding he drop the gun and get out of the car. …

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Sep 17 2016

Liberty Update: Pepe the Frog, Burrito Drones, & Another Clinton Conspiracy

Transcript is as follows: Pepe the frog appeared on a Donald Trump meme that his son posted to social media. Hillary Clinton and company jumped on this and posted an “explainer” on Hillary’s campaign website, condemning the meme as nationalist, white supremacist propaganda. The DailyBeast claims to have spoken to these white supremacists directly and …

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Jul 06 2016

FBI Director to Testify in Emergency Hearing on Clinton Decision

FBI director to testify

In a new development, the House Oversight Committee has summoned the FBI director to testify at an emergency hearing regarding the bureau’s decision on the Hillary Clinton email scandal. The hearing is to take place Thursday at 10am, just two days after James Comey released his decision on the investigation. Though Comey condemned Clinton’s actions …

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