Ahmadinejad and libertarian think-tanker: Separated at birth?


As I was quickly glancing at some mail before tossing it, my eye fell upon a mug shot of Joseph L. Bast, president of The Heartland Institute. Trying to place the face, I looked up a mug of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In light of my heightened interest in all things having to do with twins these days, I couldn’t help wondering:

Separated at Birth?

Just think — if Mahmoud had come up in a tie-wearing culture, he’d be telling us not to worry about depending on petrodictators for our energy. Hey, wait a minute…

12 thoughts on “Ahmadinejad and libertarian think-tanker: Separated at birth?

  1. penultimo mcfarland

    So profiling Obama by the middle name “Hussein” is a sin, but profiling a libertarian think-tank fellow by pointing out his superficial resemblance to the latest bogeyman from Iran, the one Obama wants to meet for a hobnob, is just peachy-keen fine?
    Sir, how does your suit stand up without a soul inside it?

  2. penultimo mcfarland

    And to show just how firm the foundation from which you draw your questionable conclusions isn’t, Mr. Warthen, and to pick up on your attack of libertarians by overlooking the facts in rewriting the history of Independence day, let us consider what the Sedition Act championed and used by your hero, John Adams, did to journalists of his day, as though journalists were no more than what Narciso Gonzalez was to John Tillman back when the lieutenant governor killed the founder of (what paper was that?) The State in 1903 and got away with it:
    From Folwell’s “Laws of the U.S.” at http://www.earlyamerica.com:
    “…The Sedition Act … declared that any treasonable activity, including the publication of ‘any false, scandalous and malicious writing,’ was a high misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment. By virtue of this legislation twenty-five men, most of them editors of Republican newspapers, were arrested and their newspapers forced to shut down.
    “One of the men arrested was Benjamin Franklin’s grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, editor of the Philadelphia Democrat-Republican Aurora. Charged with libeling President Adams, Bache’s arrest erupted in a public outcry against all of the Alien and Sedition Acts.
    “Many Americans questioned the constitutionality of these laws. Indeed, public opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts was so great that they were in part responsible for the election of Thomas Jefferson, a Republican, to the presidency in 1800. Once in office, Jefferson pardoned all those convicted under the Sedition Act, while Congress restored all fines paid with interest.”
    So your guy Adams just shut down the newspsapers who disagreed with him.
    That’s a fine howdy-do for a newspaper editor and supposed history major who obviously knows no more about history than he does about farming if he thinks Adams was an Unparty guy like him.
    No wonder McClatchy’s going down. There’s nothing holding you up.

  3. Lee Muller

    Ahmadinejad supports Obama.
    Hamas supports Obama.
    Al Qaeda prays for Obama to win.
    Because Obama comes from a Muslim and Marxist upbringing, which taught him to hate America.

  4. just saying

    If the democrats really wanted to win, all they would have to do is give Lee some money to take out some anti-Obama adds. His fabrications and conflations about Obama’s past would guilt all the undecideds with any pride in this country into Obama’s camp and force McCain into defending Obama and disavowing the adds.

  5. Lee Muller

    I haven’t fabricated anything about Obama’s life, his ratty friends, or his Marxist ideas, and no Obama supporters dare attempt defend one item.
    All they can do is lie, by smearing the bearers of truth. Read Obama’s own book, his Mien Kampf.

  6. zzazzeefrazzee

    “The Founding Fathers were libertarians. America was founded as a libertarian republic.”
    Says who? What history book have you been reading? Oh, it must be the neo-Randian version.
    Hamilton, Madison and Adams certainly weren’t a Libertarians; they were Federalists. Now, were they “collectivists” as well?
    btw- Marxist Muslim= Oxymoron.

  7. Lee Muller

    Obama’s book says he was raised Muslim. That’s why he changed his name to a Muslim name.
    Obama says in his book that his greatest influences were Marxists like his father, uncle, brother and communist friends of his mother.
    The KGB trained lots of Muslim radicals. Saddam Hussein and Sirhan Sirhan were both Baath Party, which was heavily funded and influenced by Soviet terrorism trainers.


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