Updates In Tyranny

(Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that a White House argument that the United States was not in the middle of hostilities in Libya did not pass the “straight face” test.

(Daily Bell) – Ann Coulter Bashes Libertarians – Famous US conservative writer Ann Coulter has joined the fight against libertarianism with her recent column, Get Rid of Government – But First Make Me President! The proximate cause of the column was the Republican presidential debate that just took place and “crystallize[d] for me why I dislike libertarians.”

The column is very revealing because it shows again how profound the divide is between those who believe in free markets and those who do not. Ms. Coulter and others like her represent the conservative intelligentsia that dominates the US political conversation.

(Fox News) – U.S. Soldiers Grow Opium/Heroin Poppy in Afghanistan

(Reason) – “No Knock Raid” – a song about the drug war’s deadliest tactic.

(WUSA9) – Kids Lemonade Stand At U.S. Open Fined $500 And Shut Down By Montgomery County

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) — You can make a fortune selling parking spots outside the US Open, but don’t even dream of setting up a lemonade stand.

A county inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd., right next to Congressional. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500.

(Cop Block) – 6/15/11 6 more activist arrested in Orlando for Sharing food with the hungry. 2 young children are being served as close to 20 police officers swarm in and arrest the food servers. This brings to total number of arrest for this horrendous crime up to 21 people within a two week time period!