Welcome to Liberrants, a blog dedicated to editorials, discussions, and studies of all things libertarian. Don't let the title mislead you; it's merely my attempt to be creative in describing myself as a "hopeful curmudgeon" who embraces the goal of the free, peaceful, economically vibrant society envisioned by America's founding fathers. Jump in! Contribute! Enjoy!

My Photo
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States

A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.

Friday, September 02, 2005

On the Lighter Side....

Cafe du Monde's website is still up and running. I just checked to see if the online store is still functional and it appears that it is.

For anyone who has ever visited the Big Easy, there are few experiences in the world that compare to drinking chicory coffee and getting a sugar high off of beignets at zero-dark-thirty in the morning after a night of indulging at Pat O'Brian's (or any of the other downtown watering holes). I plan in the next few minutes to place an order for several boxes of beignet mix and at least two cans of Cafe du Monde coffee as my own small way to help one of New Orleans' most venerable businesses get back on its feet.

For anyone who has never had the pleasure of tasting either beignets or Cafe du Monde coffee, I say give it a try! It's one of America's culinary landmarks, like Chicago-style pizza, fresh lobster from Maine, Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches, or Memphis barbeque.

As Usual, Lew Rockwell Hits the Nail on the Head

Read Lew's article this morning on government and the New Orleans floods. Nothing I can say would bring the point home harder or better. Especially galling will be the nonsensical doubletalk sure to issue forth from both sides of the Bush administration's collective mouth in the days, weeks and months to come, in which they will promise every measure of interventionism imaginable while simultaneously lecturing people on the virtues of self-sufficiency in time of crisis. Perhaps this catastrophe and Dubya's response to it will be the final straw needed to deprogram those people still captivated by Bush and his neocon propoganda.