Hogeye Bill 
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Re: “My Great Libertarian Party Adventure

Richard> “For some, it as if I had announced that I had not only just run over their dog, but I’d be looking for their cat the next day.”

LOL! Yes, back then most people didn’t know what a libertarian was. I think most thought it meant “libertine.” Some still do.

Richard> “On the subject of abortion, however, they were quite adamant. The government should ban any and all abortions - with no exceptions for the victims of rape and incest.”

This is VERY puzzling, since 90%+ of libertarians are pro-choice. Back then, even more, due to atheist Rand influence. Anti-choice is a Xtian thing mainly. If this is what led you to reject libertarianism, you were bamboozled. Didn’t you read any libertarian literature? Or the Libertarian Party platform? Needless to say, you were correct (and taking the libertarian position) by rejecting government aggression preventing choice and women’s self-ownership.

Yes, I remember reading this before (in Ozark Mosaic?) and wondering why you got the standard libertarian position on abortion backwards.

Posted by Hogeye Bill on 08/05/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “My Great Libertarian Party Adventure

It’s a finite lifetime thing. Many unsupported claims are simply not worth wasting time on. If the fuzzy possibility is “For some, it as if I had announced that I had not only just run over their dog, but I’d be looking for their cat the next day.”

LOL! Yes, back then most people didn’t know what a libertarian was. I think most thought it meant “libertine.” Some still do.

Richard> “On the subject of abortion, however, they were quite adamant. The government should ban any and all abortions - with no exceptions for the victims of rape and incest.”

This is VERY puzzling, since 90%+ of libertarians are pro-choice. Back then, even more, due to atheist Rand influence. Anti-choice is a Xtian thing mainly. If this is what led you to reject libertarianism, you were bamboozled. Didn’t you read any libertarian literature? Or the Libertarian Party platform? Needless to say, you were correct (and taking the libertarian position) by rejecting government aggression preventing choice and women’s self-ownership.

Yes, I remember reading this before (in Ozark Mosaic?) and wondering why you got the standard libertarian position on abortion backwards.

Posted by Hogeye Bill on 08/05/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Those with a heart need not apply? Feelings and the world of politics

Spock’s line is of course a takeoff on, "My dear, I don't care what they do, so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses," said by Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress and original Eliza Doolittle.

Your column comes off as a “liberal” rant about some vaguely defined unnamed right wing “folks.” You attribute various opinions to “them,” via your ESP no doubt. I suppose, given the fuzzy definition of “right wing,” you could always find some idiot who thinks each of those crazy things you attribute to “them.”

I wish you had explained your thought processes a little bit, Richard. I have to wonder, for example, if you dislike the “liberal” John F. Kennedy for ramping up the Vietnam invasion, even more than the “conservative” Nixon for finally stopping it. I can see how your “last vestiges of conservatism dropped away as I read more about the war,” but can just as easily see your last vestiges of liberalism might drop away, too. Why didn’t you become a libertarian, a consistent anti-interventionist?

This was another one of your “partisan prattle” columns. No problem - I suppose you have to appeal to your constituency.

Posted by Hogeye Bill on 08/04/2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Perhaps it is time that someone asked Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder about his membership in Oath Keepers?

It’s a shame that a man as intelligent as Richard Drake fell for the Southern Poverty Law Center propaganda. The tenuous broad brush indirect attack by SPLC is typical. It’s like me saying that Fayetteville Farmers Market supports drug use, protectionism, homeopathy, and communism because they allow speakers, singers, and activist booths. Duh! So SPLC condemns Oath Keepers because they hold a Prepper Fest and some loonies speak there. Richard should see through this shit. Did he even look at the other side of the story?

“Over 1300 guests, and over 100 vendors and volunteers were in attendance over the 3-day gathering.  Vendors from throughout Idaho and the northwest were there to provide the goods, while guest speakers traveled from as far as 1500 miles to attend the event.  The days were filled with on-the-hour workshops covering topics about Survival Oils, Self-Defense, Sound Money, and Dressing a Rabbit for Dinner, to name a few , while the evenings were reserved for the main stage.” - See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/oath-keeper…

Trust the SPLC to turn the King Biscuit Blues Festival into a Klan rally!

Richard tells us who the Oath Keepers are: “Founded in 2009, Oath Keepers is made up mainly of law enforcement personnel and past and present members of the United States military who have been led to believe that the biggest threat to the Constitution comes from within our own government.” Yes! Just like the ACLU, they think that “the biggest threat to the Constitution comes from within our own government.” Richard should love them! Except he’s distracted by a John Birch Society guilt by association smear. And he doesn’t like the idea that, as long as there’s a 2nd Amendment, people who took an oath do defend the Constitution will not enforce unconstitutional civilian disarmament laws.

I am so glad Sheriff Helder is a member. That explains a lot! He and the county prosecutor have announced that carrying a sidearm in Washington County is totally legal in their opinion, and they will act accordingly by not arresting people. (Regardless of what the silly Arkansas Attorney General says.) Right on! The local government recognizes the right of self defense!

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Posted by Hogeye Bill on 05/14/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Channel 29, Cracker Barrel and the Race for the Cure: How not to cover a news story - Chapter 594

Righties like to boycott TV shows and pop music; lefties like to boycott large firms. Usually pretty unsuccessfully. Did the attempt to boycott Hobby Lobby or Chick Fellatio really make any difference? The short lived attempt to boycott Whole Foods for CEO John Mackey’s anti-fascist op ed condemning cartelized medicine - ObamaCare - lasted about half a day. So … it’s interesting that leftie women want to punish women with breast cancer to “get at” the Koman association. I suppose real in depth coverage might include an alternative breast cancer organization that’s more worthy than Koman.

At any rate, I think that Race for the Cure is sexist. When they start including prostate cancer, then I’m in.

Posted by Hogeye Bill on 04/28/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “God’s Candidate? A Tea Party candidate too soon?

Is the Tea Party reference just a gratuitous smear? I don’t see that this misogynist, misohomosexist Xtian asshole has anything whatsoever to do with reduced government plunder (taxation.) Other than that, it is a good article.

Posted by Hogeye Bill on 04/21/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “AERT: What price a man’s life?

If OSHA regulations were followed, there would be massive unemployment. OSHA is a joke to anyone who has dealt with it - from “OSHA” covers on offset presses that make it impossible to print, to spurious and costly demands that would put small firms out of business if they complied. Richard, there is a trade off between safety and employment. Shouldn’t it be the employee rather than the State that decides acceptable risk? This is one of those liberty versus the nanny State issues. OSHA should be disbanded. It is a gross violation of individual liberty.

Posted by Hogeye Bill on 04/21/2014 at 10:58 AM

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