Speaking At The Liberty Forum In February

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  1. TJIC says:

    > I've also been invited to give a talk about sexual harassment prevention

    Presumably you'll be bringing your own staff members so as to roleplay the "don't do this" scenarios?

  2. shg says:

    It sounds rather awkward.

  3. Ken! When are you speaking? Do you know yet?

  4. JTM says:

    "The Liberty Forum is hosted by the Free State Project, which seeks to persuade libertarian-minded citizens to move to New Hampshire to pursue more limited governments."

    Isn't New Hampshire awfully cold? In the immortal words of Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty, or give me comfort! Preferably comfort!"

  5. Ollie says:

    I'll see if I can make it down for this; it's about 3 hours from where I'm living in Maine.

  6. Allen Garvin says:

    "I'd enjoy reading any Popehat readers who are there."

    Should we bring our own tarot cards?

  7. Spinoza says:

    What's the over/under on Clark Neily being the mild-mannered alter ego of @Clarkhat?

  8. If there's any kind of reader confab taking place, I'll pledge one domestic light beer to the name of Ken White.

    @JTM – Check out the Wikipedia article. Seems they were considering such desirable spots as Wyoming, as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_State_Project#History

  9. Jim Tyre says:

    Note to self: send to Trevor full dossier on Ken.

  10. repsac3 says:

    If @clarkhat has a mild-mannered alter-ego, that'd be news to me (and to him as well, I suspect). I don't imagine he is in any way different in person than he is in print. What you read is what you get, as it were…

    That said, I think he would make a fine addition on any panel discussing something about which he has expertise, interest… …or even just an opinion. (Not that I'd likely agree with him, but he's just so damned eloquent, no matter how right or wrong he happens to be.)

  11. Andrew says:

    Will you be participating in the cosplay contest?

  12. SassQueen says:

    I'd be interested in hearing a summation of that panel on deescalating law enforcement encounters.

  13. anne mouse says:

    (Too perplexed by the use of "secular" in this context to remember what I originally planned to comment about.)

  14. Clark says:

    @anne mouse:

    Too perplexed by the use of "secular" in this context to remember what I originally planned to comment about.

    I noted that too.

    Someone else I read (Megan McArdle, I think) uses the word that way from time to time. It seems to be a wonkish turn of phrase. I think it means "non partisan" in context, but I've been unable to get a dictionary to corroborate it.

  15. Clark says:

    @Allen Garvin

    "I'd enjoy reading any Popehat readers who are there."

    Should we bring our own tarot cards?

    Ooh, there's a fun game! Come up with the correspondences between Major Arcana cards and Popehat people / concepts.

    The Chariot is clearly a pony reference.

    Strength, perhaps, represents Via Angus. (Self-control – Being solid – Patience – Compassion – Composure – Stability – Perseverance )

    etc.

    "The Magician and The Emperor and below – the Hanged Man. Hmm… the cards seem to be saying that Patrick and Ken banned some jackass."

  16. Clark says:

    @repsac3

    If @clarkhat has a mild-mannered alter-ego, that'd be news to me (and to him as well, I suspect). I don't imagine he is in any way different in person than he is in print. What you read is what you get, as it were…

    I've had varying reports when e-acquaintances meet me. They run the gamut from "not remotely as much as an asshole as I expected…a nice guy, actually!" to "WHAT AN ASSHOLE!"

    As I told Ken in twitter, I don't think I'll be up in Keene freezing my ass off this winter…but if I do show, I'll wear an Anonymous mask. So if you're there, please, go up to the first guy you see so dressed and kick him in the balls.

  17. XS says:

    @ Clark

    From the Urban Dictionary:
    secular
    Intelligent; One who uses common sense and deductive reasoning to come to the conclusion that religion is a joke.
    I think, therefore I am secular!

  18. mcinsand says:

    Hey! Before you guys start dumping on New Hampshire, remember that this is the home of Smuttynose Brewery. I have never been to NH, but I refuse to write a state off that can produce this great of a beer!

  19. anne mouse says:

    Actually, the problem with Keene is it's too far south. February is ice climbing season, but you're not going to find anything good around Keene. Have to head up to Rumney at least.

    Next winter, can you speak in Keene, New York?

  20. ChicagoTom says:

    I'll pledge one domestic light beer to the name of Ken White.

    What do you have against Mr White?

  21. Ken White says:

    Domestic light beer is definitely not going to get me drunk enough not to laugh during the Ayn Rand readings.

  22. CJK Fossman says:

    @Ken

    Will there be transcripts videos?

  23. Clark says:

    @XS

    secular – Intelligent; One who uses common sense and deductive reasoning to come to the conclusion that religion is a joke.
    I think, therefore I am secular!

    This strikes me as an example what Mrs. Clark refers to as "110 Island" cleverness.

  24. Steve says:

    I would totally buy Ken a churro from the local Costco if i wasn't going to the Mouse that weekend.

  25. SPQR says:

    "[Early in the new year I've also been invited to give a talk about sexual harassment prevention at a secular event, in case you think this engagement makes me too easy to predict.]"

    Good, I am opposed to sexual harassment prevention at secular events too.

  26. Nicholas Weaver says:

    Hey, be sure to pick up a couple of Bitcoins while you are there…

  27. melK says:

    Hmm… the cards seem to be saying that Patrick and Ken banned some jackass.

    Probably for equine sympathies.

  28. OngChotwI says:

    Non microbrewer domestic beer = slug bait according to some. Sounded like someone was going to present Ken with some beer battered slugs. *grin*

  29. Aaron says:

    @Clark, The Magician would probably be David, working his magic code and tech in the comments improvements.

  30. Gabriel says:

    " The Free State Project, and some of the speakers at the event, have views I don't share"

    Just out of curiosity, what views does the FSP hold which you don't share? Pretty much the only ideology the FSP formally espouses is the idea of voting with your feet and concentrating libertarian (whatever that may mean to the individual) political density in one place rather than being ineffectually diffuse.

  31. Dan says:

    Ken, I know you live in Southern California, so I want to give you a heads up. Our barbarous countrymen in the North East celebrate an odd season called "Winter" around that time of the year. In it, they turn up their air conditioners to high and leave the doors open, essentially cooling the entire outdoors. As a result, it gets really, really cold there. Cold like you wouldn't believe.

    So bring a sweater, ok?