October 07, 2012

Libertarian Leanings On Facebook

I've decided to begin using my Libertarian Leanings Facebook page, and as part of this I'm changing the email address associated with the Libertarian Leanings blog.  The new email address is [email protected]  By changing to the new email address I will be able to automatically post Libertarian Leanings blog entries to Libertarian Leanings on Facebook. 

The old email address, [email protected], is still good.  Anybody interested in contacting me can still use that one.  However, now when you click "Email Me" over on the sidebar, mail will be directed to [email protected]  If this turns out to be troublesome I'll switch back, but I don't anticipate any problems.

Thanks,

Tom Bowler
Libertarian Leanings   

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September 11, 2012

Libertarian Leanings Interviewed at Holman Stadium

Mitt Romney made a campaign stop last Friday evening at Holman Stadium where he addressed a crowed of about 4,000 that included yours truly.  On my way into Holman I ran into Pete Ingemi, also known as DaTechGuy

Pete hosts a radio talk show which airs Saturday mornings from 10:00 to noon on WCRN, 830 on the AM dial, in Worcester, Mass. 

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May 22, 2011

Libertarian Leanings On The Radio

I spent an hour yesterday with DaTechGuy on DaRadio, Roxanne de Luca, and featured guest Little Miss Attila.  Topics, included the fallout from President Obama's unfortunate call for a return to pre-1967 borders as a starting point for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.  We also had fun with the media coverage of the, shall we say, indiscretions by Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn. 

DaTechGuy is on WCRN 830AM from Worcester every Saturday morning from 10:00 til noon.  Audio of yesterday's show is here

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April 12, 2011

Libertarian Leanings On The Radio

Last Saturday I was on with DaTechGuy on Da Radio.  He broadcasts a show every Saturday from 10:00 to noon on WCRN, 830AM on the dial, in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Besides myself, guests included Sister Toldjah, Steve Foley, The Right Winger Gamer, Brian Henchey, and John Weston of Conservatively Speaking which is also broadcast from WCRN.  We talked politics, the Tea Party, the budget deal, the Quran burning Florida pastor, and the battle over the public employees unions in Wisconson.   A podcast of the show can be found here.  It was great fun!

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April 13, 2009

Top 100 Libertarian Blogs and Websites

The Humble Libertarian has put together a list of the top 100 Libertarian blogs and websites for 2009.  Libertarian Leanings came in at number 82.  The list is here in full since the Humble Libertarian plans to keep his list updated.  I'd like to preserve a copy while I'm still on it.

1. The Official Website of the Libertarian Party (U.S.)

2. The Official Blog of the Libertarian Party (U.S.)

3. The Cato Institute

4. Cato at Liberty (The Cato blog)

5. The Ludwig von Mises Institute

6. The Mises Economics Blog

7. The Acton Institute

8. The Acton Institute PowerBlog

9. Reason Magazine

10. Hit & Run - The Reason Magazine blog

11. The Foundation for Economic Education

12. The Free Man Online

13. The Institute For Humane Studies

14. Liberty Guide

15. The Adam Smith Institute

16. The Adam Smith Institute Blog

17. The Competitive Enterprise Institute

18. OpenMarket.org The CEI Blog

19. The Independent Institute

20. The Beacon (The Independent Institute Blog)

21. The Heritage Foundation

22. The Foundry (Heritage Foundation's Blog)

23. National Center for Policy Analysis

24. The Ayn Rand Institute (with apologies to Ayn Rand)

25. The Institute For Justice

26. Library of Economics and Liberty

27. Bureaucrash

28. The Free State Project

29. The Prometheus Institute

30. Capitalism Magazine

31. RonPaul.org

32. Ron Paul's Perpetual Campaign for Liberty

33. Young Americans For Liberty

34. Liberty PAC

35. Cafe Hayek

36. The Libertarian Alliance Blog

37. The Austrian Economists

38. Marginal Revolution

39. Will Wilkinson

40. Samizdata

41. Libertarian Christians

42. Advocates For Self-Government

43. The Fraser Institute

44. Libertarianism.com

45. The Coyote Blog

46. RonPaul.com

47. The Freedom Factory

48. GetLiberty.org - Americans for Limited Government

49. International Society for Individual Liberty

50. ReTeaParty.com

51. Schiff2010.com

52. Rand2010.com

53. JudgeNapolitano.com

54. Libertarians for Life

55. Liberty Maven

56. Libertarian Rock

57. GOP for Liberty

58. The Entrepreneurial Mind

59. Libertarian Party of England

60. Megan McArdle

61. The Liberty Papers

62. Libertarian Republican

63. The John Locke Foundation

64. QandO

65. The Big Picture

66. Austro-Libertarian.com

67. MindBodyPolitic

68. Acre of Independence (recommended by NYU Law Libertarian)

69. LewRockwell.com

70. The Agitator

71. The Freedom Association

72. Chris Moody

73. The Freedom Revolution

74. Freedom Politics

75. TennZen

76. Liberty Watch

77. JasonPye.com (recommended by SWGA Politics)

78. Libertarian Papers

79. Foundation For Individual Rights in Education

80. Libertarian Meetup Groups

81. Chris For Liberty

82. Libertarian Leanings

83. Thoughts on Freedom

84. Reform the LP

85. Kole Hard Facts of Life

86. The Volokh Conspiracy

87. Local Liberty Online

88. Liberty vs. Leviathan

89. The Classic Liberal

90. The Holy Cause

91. Skyler Collins

92. MainManX

93. Strike The Root

94. David Friedman

95. Ron Paul Blog

96. The Atlasphere Meta-Blog

97. Positive Liberty

98. Light of Liberty

99. Henry North London

100. The Humble Libertarian

Quite a lot of interesting reading to be found on that list.  The Humble Libertarian has me in pretty fast company.

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January 09, 2009

Renewed Directions

You may have noticed that my passion for blogging has cooled in the recent weeks.  It began with the ice storm that left us without power for the five days, and unfortunately when power was restored the drive to resume blogging was not restored with it.  This has more to do with world events than with personal circumstances.

Iraqi approval of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) has pretty much wrapped up the War in Iraq, or I should say, the Battle for Iraq.  Obama's talk of yanking the troops to fight the War on Terror on its "real front" appears to have been, like everything else he's been saying, little more than campaign talk.  Keeping Robert Gates in place as Secretary of Defense signals that he does not intend to imperil the progress in Iraq, even though things have gotten dicier in Afghanistan.  SOFA makes it nearly impossible for Obama to simply punt and blame the ensuing failure on George Bush.  Obama has been handed a victory, and if he can't maintain it he will be the one to take the heat.

On the domestic front, the economic situation gives Obama cover to propose his redistributionist policies and the Democratic congress will be happy to oblige.  It could mean an avalanche of Democratic vote buying legislation, but then -- maybe not.

One of the more entertaining aspects of the recent election is the surprise in leftist circles at the moves Obama has made -- like keeping Robert Gates.  No one had any idea what Obama was likely to do because his positions shifted to suit the campaign situation.  That is, if you can call 180 degrees a shift.  Meanwhile our fourth estate was too busy in Alaska investigating Bristol Palin to bother trying to pin him down.  It ought to be interesting watching their journalistic contortions for the next four years.

In any case, although there is no lack of blog fodder out there, Libertarian Leanings will be published on a less frequent basis.  I started this blog five years ago this coming April, intending to frame current events from the small-L libertarian perspective.  As time went by the analysis gave way to short comments on the news of the day, until most recently I was just linking to interesting stories without even a comment.  I hope now to return Libertarian Leanings to its original purpose. 

I want to thank the folks who have taken the time to stop by over the years.  It's an honor to write for you.  I'll strive to do a better job of it going forward.

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November 20, 2008

Blog analysis

Here's what blog "analyst" Typealyzer says about Libertarian Leanings.

The analysis indicates that the author of http://www.libertarianleanings.com is of the type:

INTP - The Thinkers

The logical and analytical type. They are especialy attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.

They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.
Arrogant?!  Impatient?!  Moi?!

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