The picture that says 2.9 billion words

WISN radio’s Common Sense Central passes on this billboard in northern Wisconsin:

Whoever purchased that billboard must read this blog. Since Walker was preceded by $2.1 billion tax increases and $2.9 billion deficits, along with government unions strangling taxpayers, that must be what Recall Worker supporters support.

And you won’t be able to read this either

Tom Goehler passes on this list of “60 Things NOT To Do If You Hate The Free Market,” which include:

1. Do not buy a desktop or laptop computer (Microsoft or Apple)

2. Do not hang out at the mall.

3. Do not watch or buy a television, which is developed and produced by a private company as well as basic cable being sustained via advertising.

4. Do not shop online

5. Do not use air conditioning

6. Do not buy food from a grocery store or supermarket …

8. Do not invest on the stock market

9. Do not go to the movies.

10. Do not buy U/L inspected products.

11. Do not buy any form of private insurance (be it health, fire, personal property, etc.)

12. Do not download any music or buy any CDs

13. Do not listen to any private radio stations

14. Do not buy an ATV, motorcycle, or motor vehicle

15. Do not use any rest rooms in any store or mall

16. Do not apply to any private College or University

17. Do not take online courses

18. Do not buy or rent any home built or inspected by a private company …

20. Do not buy gasoline for your motor vehicle

21. Do not use the services of FedEx or UPS

22. Do not buy apps for your iPhone

23. Better yet, do not use or buy any type of Cell Phone or Tracphone.

24. Do not use any drugs developed by any major brand name Corporation …

29. Do not work for a private employer

30. Do not use a private newspaper to advertise or coordinate a trade

31. Do not read any books written and published by private authors and publishers

32. Do not wear or buy clothes that have been produced by a private brand name company

33. Do not listen to weather reports by The Weather Channel or a news station …

35. Do not apply for a job with benefits or a salary above the legislated minimum ($7.25/ hour).

36. Do not purchase heating oil or wood to keep warm in winter

37. Do not use self-help books or operation manuals for products

38. Do not mow your lawn with a lawnmower

39. Do not play any sports that use footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, or any protective equipment

40. Do not use a refrigerator to freeze food or keep it cool.

41. Do not use an oven or a grill to boil, grill, bake, or deep fry food. …

45. Do not buy or use glasses, contacts, or any form of corrective lenses …

47. Do not wear braces or retainers to correct orthodontic problems. …

54. Do not use a bicycle

55. Do not buy any form of solar panels or “green energy” developed by a corporation. …

59. Do not earn any of your wealth by producing a good or service that individuals value

60. Do not bitch and moan about the unintended consequences of government intervention in the health care, financial, drug, energy, or transportation industries.

The fact is, we earn the lifestyle we expect. Without the mechanisms of the market and the division of labor, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third world country. The less we are free to prosper, the less we get in return. Americans are very free today. We are ranked 6th out of 141 countries in economic freedom. Iran and Zimbabwe are 107th and 141st. The Statists are lying when they say that the free market does not work and that we need more State control of our lives.

Presty the DJ for Dec. 6

The number one British single today in 1967:

The number one single today in 1969:

On that day, a free festival in Altamont, Calif., featured the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

The festival, attended by 300,000, also featured one concertgoer being stabbed to death by a member of the Hell’s Angels hired for security, plus a drowning and two men dying in a hit-and-run crash.

The number one album today in 1975 was Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy after All These Years”:

The number one British single today in 1986:

Birthdays start with Dave Brubeck:

Mike Smith, lead singer of the Dave Clark Five …

… was born one year before one-hit-wonder Jonathan King:

Peter Buck of REM:

Ben Watt of Everything but the Girl:

One death of note, today in 1988: Roy Orbison: