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Posted on October 9 at 8:33 a.m.

Mr. Samuels is right about the fact that the libertarian platform generally opposes things like military occupations of other countries, and for this and other reasons libertarians do not fully support McCain. I think it's worthy to note, however, that libertarians are far from endorsing some of Obama's other policies and ideals. If Obama is elected, he will likely raise taxes and endorse more gun control; both of which are offensive to individualistic and freedom-loving libertarians.

Being a libertarian is endlessly frustrating because the candidates that win elections (Republicrats/Demublicans) either support tax increases, wars of aggression or invasion of our civil liberties. Both faces of our one-party system are guilty of these transgressions.

I challenge you to ask yourself this: what is the advantage of voting for a candidate you think will win? The "lesser of two evils" mentality is that voting for a third party candidate is analogous to "throwing your vote away". I posit that voting for anyone other than whom YOU THINK SHOULD WIN is the very definition of throwing your vote away.

If you think Bob Barr is the man for the job, vote for Bob Barr. As it become more and more apparent that our government is failing us, people will begin to realize that Big Brother is not our friend, and that there ARE alternatives to this downward spiral our nation is taking.

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Posted on August 17 at 7:25 p.m.

Tailgating is stupid, but so is driving obnoxiously slow. If there's more than one lane, move over! How hard is that? Remember driver's training? Apparently some people are just too old to remember the basics.

If you're tailgating someone because they're driving the speed limit, you are being a jackass. Not everybody can afford tickets or the insurance hike they cause, and it's selfish to expect them to take on that risk just because you're in a hurry. This should ONLY be a problem on one-lane roads, because in theory, slower vehicles should always yield to faster vehicles.

This is the town of the "newlywed" and the "nearly dead". Unfortunately, it's the latter group that writes our ~absolutely obnoxious~ speed limit laws. Tragedies like the above stories are not caused by someone driving 35 in a 25 zone - they're caused by drunk driving.

But keep writing those tickets, cops. The city needs that steady stream of revenue to fund their next wave of modern art projects.

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Posted on August 17 at 7:09 p.m.

But... the Teamsters are Nazis...

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Posted on August 17 at 6:59 p.m.

La Cumbre Middle School will also be hosting an Archery/Target Shooting program for youth that will teach children the proper skills needed to safely handle small compound bows and air rifles. The program is overseen by a qualified instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching law enforcement, and is free to all participants between the ages of 11-14.

Classes start August 21st at the La Cumbre Middle School campus. All equipment is provided.

Call (805) 687-0761 for more information.

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Posted on August 17 at 6:51 p.m.

The war on drugs is costing us far too much public revenue that could be devoted to the invasion of other countries.

Just like in Vietnam, it's these damned POT SMOKERS who are standing in the way of our plans to build a global empire!

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Posted on August 17 at 6:46 p.m.

Why not take it a step further and just ship a few tons of U.S. currency directly to Mexico every year?

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