A Question
Bill Quick

Does anybody give a damn about the Winter Olympics?

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


A Question — 9 Comments

  1. Not I.

    Apparently the major legal, moral, and philosophical question of the day is whether the American flag should be dipped as a gesture of respect to Russian President Putin during the opening ceremony. It’s against the United States Code, section something-or-other, to dip it but it would be an unforgivable snub not to dip it. What, oh what, should the flag-bearer do?

    (“Should he have done”, probably. I’m guessing that the opening ceremony was timed to be broadcast live during prime US viewing hours Friday evening. As you can tell by my uncertainty, this is not exactly a burning issue for me.)

  2. I do not like nationalistic propaganda, no, I do not like it, no no no. The last time I was even remotely interested was when our thrown together hockey team kicked the Russkie’s butts. And even then, I waited ’til the video came out to watch the match. Since then, not so much. And when the depraved organizers announced they were going to kill homeless dogs, they lost me forever. The Sochi games are the equivalent of Michael Vick being welcomed back to the NFL. Neither shall ever capture my interest again.

      • Actually, pretty close. I do not watch much TV and when I do it is never the typical sitcom (or whatever that stuff is called) or movie. I haven’t watched one of the networks for years. Fox news on occasion. UNC sports when it is on. Really, not much more. Besides, California and New York are officially communist shitholes to me… But they are my commie shitholes, so when I’m out of the country and the subject comes up, they are wonderful places:)