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Iran can go on enriching, but music teachers must be stopped

Posted by: Phineas on December 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted  by Phineas And you guys worry about Iran getting nuclear weapons? Fools! Thank God the FTC is there to protect us from the danger of unregulated violin instructors! The Federal Trade Commission was created in 1914 in the age of oil barons and rail tycoons to bust the big trusts. Today, it’s busting a […]


Tales of the #Thugocracy: Oh, so that’s why they raided Gibson Guitar

Posted by: Phineas on May 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You might recall a bizarre federal raid on legendary guitar manufacturer Gibson Guitar back in 2011: they were accused of importing illegally harvested wood from India and Madagascar under a century-old law. The feds showed up with automatic weapons, seized “evidence,” and generally disrupted operations to Gibson’s great cost. After all that, no criminal charges were filed, […]


Of Lenin and Muhammad, or, “Why totalitarians hate Jazz”

Posted by: Phineas on February 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It turns out Robert Spencer (1), noted critic of Islam and the danger to human liberty posed by the spread of Sharia law, is also, like me, an avid jazz fan. In addition to his own blog and a column at PJ Media, he’s started a new column in PJM’s “Lifestyle” section on the intersection […]