Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Funny & On Point!!!

To All,

This has got to be one of the funniest video's I've seen in a LONG time!

Harrison Square on point!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWIO7fe3cZE

I don't know who did this, yet, but I'd love to buy them a beer! German, of course!

Enjoy,

Doug

My response to Reverend White's Tincaps promotion

In my opinion, this blog is primarily intended to promote libertarian policies. Occasionally it can be used to promote the common good in other ways as well, like encouraging people to volunteer or use energy-saving light bulbs. Fozy and I share an equal partnership in administrating this blog, and neither of us exercise editorial control over each other's posts.

Parkview Field is one of many entertainment venues in Fort Wayne. It does not serve this blog purposes to encourage people to choose one form of entertainment over other entertainment.

It is nobody's business but your own how you choose to spend your free time. Go out to a movie or stay home and watch TV. Go out to a bar or stay home and get drunk. Sit down and watch sports or get up and play sports. Do nothing or do something; it's entirely up to you.

It is nobody's business but your own how you choose to spend your discretionary income. Shop online or shop in a mall. Gamble in a casino or speculate in the stock market. Give to a charity or go on vacation.

Ignore anyone who implies that you have a obligation to support any particular business. It is up to that business to earn your support.

Monday, February 23, 2009

F6 FWD: SUPPORT d TIN CAPS: Buy Tickets on Tuesday, Job Fair on Saturday!

The FORT WAYNE TIN CAPS begin their freshman season, with 70 home games, on the 16th of April @ Parkview Field.

WOWO 1190AM, Around Fort Wayne, and several other media outlets and blogs are covering the stories quite well so this post, a copy of the original on F6, my personal blog, is just a recap and continuation of the promotion of our own minor league team's hard work in the Community at large.

Tickets will be available for purchase in person tomorrow, aka Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, @ The Grand Wayne Center beginning at 10A. After that, tickets can be purchased online or the Tin Caps offices located at Parkview Field, and continue to be on-sale both online and via phone. For more information on Tin Caps season tickets, group outings or corporate partnerships for the 2009 season at Parkview Field contact the Team @ 260-482-6400 or visit the Team's website.

Tickets range between $5 for Lawn Seats and $12.50 for Scout Seats behind home plate; the medium ranged tickets of either $8 - 9 range are probably the most economical and better viewing choice for the baseball fan in every inner child. The Tin Caps Group Rates for Lawn (outfield) and Reserved (dugouts) seating are fairly economic, between $5-8 respectively.

There is just sometimes when you have to be in the stands and the middle of the action otherwise it is not the hearty American tradition of hot dogs, baseball, and a nice warm apple pie with ice cream on the side.

Citing a need to accommodate better customer service at Parkview Field, during games and other special events, they will be holding a job fair for 200 Seasonal and Part Time position as well, this Saturday the 28th from 10A-2P @ The Grand Wayne Center's Calhoun Room on the second floor. Some of the positions that need filled include: Ushers, Ticket Takers, Parking Lot Attendants, Ticket Office Sales, Merchandise Sales, Video Production, In-Game Promotions, Field Maintenance, Special Events, Food Preparation and Service Staff. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Certain positions require specific skills and previous experience. Most positions do not require previous experience. Applicants that are not available to attend the Job Fair are welcome to stop by the Administrative Offices located at Parkview Field during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9A to 5P). Please call 260-482-6400 for directions and parking information.

They put tickets for games @ new ball stadium for sale on MARDI GRAS! Does anybody else see the irony?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The impact of the war on the economy

What if the 9/11 attacks never took place? What if Saddam Hussein allowed the UN inspectors to go wherever they wanted? Would the economy be stronger right now if the country wasn’t at war? Could President Obama fix the economy simply by bringing America’s best back to America?

We need to get past the myth that war is good for the economy. Whether military action is justified or not, it involves sending good people and expensive equipment from this country to some other part of the world. War is a drain on resources, and it is a tremendous expense that we shouldn’t want to pay unless we have no other choice.

The economic effects on our civilian population is a secondary concern in any decision to go to war. If the war is necessary and justified, then we really don’t have any choice but to endure certain hardships on the homefront. But whether one thinks that the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq should continue, whether or not one agrees with the decision to go to war in the first place, our overseas engagements are contributing factors in the current situation.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Don't waste it?

The President has warned America's mayors not to waste their stimulus packages. "Waste" is a subjective term in politics, but I usually interpret it to mean "expending more resources than necessary to achieve the desired result", "expending resources while failing to to achieve the desired result", or "my second year in college".

Here's the problem. These mayors are beholden to their respective constituents and nobody else. I suspect that these mayors will compete with each other to attract industries and professionals to their cities. Some mayors will win and some will lose.

I propose that cities and states should not be allowed to use public funds to steal jobs from each other. This is the sort of thing that the much abused interstate commerce clause in the Constitution was meant to address. If we really are all in this together, then there is no need for an economic zero-sum game.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Indianapolis city councilman switches to LP

Is this the start of a large-scale political realignment? I think that the GOP blew its fiscal conservative credentials with the last administration. Anyone who supported TARP last year but opposes the stimulus package this year is a hypocrite. Any actual fiscal conservatives left in the GOP is more than welcome to switch over to our side.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Please Mayor Henry...

To All,

I have considered Harriso
n Square to be a blight on our communities economic health from the beginning, but the Fort Wayne City Council and previous Mayor disagreed with me and proceeded to go ahead with funding it.

Now with the massive revitalization project on course you would think that our city leaders would get down there from time to time in order to see first hand where things stand. Sadly, it would appear that none of them have taken the time to check on the status of our cities downtown anchor of economic progress. For if they had they would certainly have been as saddened and outraged as I am tonight.

For you see tonight I went downtown to King Gyro's with a friend for dinner. When I pulled up in the parking lot I could not believe the disgrace and dishonor flying above Harrison Square.

On the tallest crane overlooking Harrison Square was a sad and offensive sight: The American Flag in tatters and ruin. This was not a combat Flag that had survived a great battle such as Normandy, Iwo Jima, or Belleau Wood. No, this was just a Flag that should be put to rest by the VFW with the respect and dignity that it rightfully and justly deserves.


We do not need this dishonor on our city. The funding of Harrison Square is a laughable tragedy. The flying of this Flag over Harrison Square is an offense to all who understand that the American Flag is not just a piece of cloth with pretty colours, but rather a symbol of the ideals and greatness that we as a nation strive to achieve. To some of us it actually means something.

So please Mayor Henry, tear down that flag. Send it to the VFW where it will be shown the respect that it has earned.

Respectfully,

Doug Horner
Chairman, LPAC

Editor: Pictures were modified for coding and cleaned for resolution; Post's tags/labels were added.

UPDATE: 16th of February 2009

I spoke with Rachel Blakeman, Public Information Officer for the City of Fort Wayne, this afternoon to conference on this issue. She assured me that the City has been informed, per the reading of this post earlier in the day, and have, as of this afternoon, replaced the flag on the crane @ Harrison Square. Thanks goes out to Rachel for her candor and the persons who very timely corrected this disrespect to our Nation's banner of stars and stripes, Ol' Glory is now once again a grand olde flag.

Blessings In Liberty & Peace Be With Y'all,

MRev. Kenneth White, Jnr.
Secretary, Libertarian Party of Allen County:

Friday, February 13, 2009

While watching TV yesterday, I heard the names "Obama" and "Lincoln" used in the same sentence a whole bunch of times. But people from all parties can draw inspiration from Lincoln. . He was a controversial Republican president who had to crush an insurgency. He was also a minor party candidate who was not on the ballot in every state, and he ended a failed, immoral economic institution that had been propped up by the federal government for decades.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lincoln turns 200

The world will little note, nor long remember what I say here about Lincoln. So instead of simply rewording what has already been said, here is an essay by Tibor Machan. In my opinion, it is the best essay on Lincoln written by a libertarian. It pretty much sums up my feelings about our 16th President.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just don't do it again

Government spending can create short term economic gains at the cost of future taxes increases, inflation, and more debt. We may very well see some improvement this year, but we will pay the price of this stimulus package over time. Congress should refrain from passing another package even if this one yields some results. We cannot keep using the same short term fixes over and over again.

Think of it this way. If you have a car that has to be jumpstarted every couple of days, then you need to address the underlying problem. It might seem like a bigger hassle to fix the alternator or replace the battery, but it saves you a lot of grief in the long run.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Collab Music Video: Born Again American: "Conceived In Liberty!....My Bible and the Bill of Rights....My Creed Is Equality!"

This new music video that I found on Boston based WICKED GAY BLOG is a collaboration "Born Again American" with many different artists and two choirs. I thought you might all enjoy a gander at this one. I have more to say on the message. That can wait until later, stay tuned for my commentary later on tonight. Until then, have a listen and leave your comments below, please.

Friday, February 06, 2009

New $500K limit on salaries in bailout companies

Obama has imposed a salary cap on bailed out corporations. Last year, the salary cap was not imposed because it would have detered companies from accepting TARP funds.

From the AP:
"This is America. We don't disparage wealth. We don't begrudge anybody for achieving success," Obama said. "But what gets people upset — and rightfully so — are executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers."


Wouldn't it be cool if we applied this principal with every company that receives government assistance? Imagine if every major league athlete only made $500,000.

Is Stimulus right for you?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Banks paying executive bonuses

Should any of us be surprised that banks that have received bailout funds are still providing bonuses to their executives? Once you have given someone money, it is theirs to do as they wish. Any special requirements must be spelled out in advance. If you want money to be spent in a special way, spend it yourself.

Personally, I can’t even bring myself to get upset over this. I’m upset that they were given taxpayer money in the first place. A bank is either solvent or it isn’t. If it isn’t, it will make the needed cuts like eliminating bonuses and dividends or it will simply fail. A few banks failing isn’t the end of the world, since savings accounts of working class Americans are covered by the FDIC. There are still plenty of banks and credit unions willing to lend you money if you have a good credit rating.