Friday, May 31, 2013

Interview: Glenn Thomas Jacobs (Kane of WWE Fame) Categorically Denies He is Running for Senate from Tennessee

First posted in my column at Freedom Bunker:
Glenn Thomas Jacobs (Kane of WWE Fame) Categorically Denies He is Running for Senate from Tennessee

I had the opportunity to interview Glenn Jacobs on the Your Rude Awakening Show (Mike and Shyne, 850AM Knoxville, TN 7AM-10AM weekdays), where he categorically denied that he is running for the US Senate against Lamar Alexander:
“Are you categorically denying that you are running for the Senate, or was that just a sort-of denial?” – Steve Esposito
“Dude, it’s a denial.  If you want to put it in a category, if it has to be categorical … No, not at this point, no.” – Glenn Jacobs

He has been in the news at Reason recently on the rumor of a candidacy.  Maybe it is not a real scoop of the great Brian Doherty (I recommend his book, Radicals for Capitalism, to everybody), but it is sort of like a scoop, so I’ll take it 

On the Reason.Com blog, I comment at Austrian Anarchy.

Ⓐ Steve Ⓐ

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My Appearance in The Arena. Topic: Marriage Licensing

In The Arena at FEE.Org, I argued that marriage is a right that should not be licensed.

Marriage has every trapping of a right, and rights should not be subject to licensing. This basic position seems to evaporate into emotion when the topic turns to marriage. But whether it’s styling hair, making coffins or calling your relationship with another person a marriage, no level of government should be licensing these activities to begin with.
It helps to distinguish between a marriage and a marriage license. To statists, this might not matter: Marriage is whatever the State says it is. To the rest of us, the distinction is meaningful. Marriage licenses—slips of fidelity paper—unlock a flow of government benefits and privileges that should not be disbursed at all, let alone disbursed only to a select few.

My opponent, Richard Lorenc, who is the Director of Programs & Alumni Relations at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), argued otherwise.  See both and vote here!

Ⓐ Steve Ⓐ

Monday, May 6, 2013

New at Freedom Bunker: The Kerry Krystal

If my investigative journey deep into Sevier County, Tennessee is any indication, the end is near indeed.

I almost bit. The wife and I were visiting some of my relatives in Gatlinberg yesterday and on the way back to are secret subterranean lair, we made a stop at Krystal’s. (In the interest of the nice, courteous and cute staff, I will not disclose which Sevier County Krystal where we made the stop.) Wife suggested I try the Philly cheese Krystal, and I thought about it for a moment, then asked, “Is it cheese whiz, or provolone?” Of course, American could be an outside possibility, but the cashier responded “Swiss.”

Read the awful rest here.

Ⓐ Steve Ⓐ