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August 20, 2014

Weekend Calendar: If Ever Distraction Was Needed …

Quite simply, this was a terrible week. If ever people needed a little break and some fun, it’s now, with Capitol Hill’s first shutdown/shootout/car chase week finally winding down.

Mind if I Play Through?

The DC Drive-In at Union Market returns Friday night with the greatest golf movie ever, “Caddyshack.” If Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield can’t make you forget your pain, you might be beyond hope. Movie starts at dusk at 1309 5th St. NE, but get there early to eat and drink of Union Market’s delights.

It Might Get Loud

If you’re in the mood to scream at the top of your lungs, bounce up and down for a couple of hours and paint your face red and black, you’re in luck. D.C. United plays the Chicago Fire Friday at 8 p.m. at RFK Stadium. With the city and United now united on building a soccer specific stadium near Nationals Park, go see Major League Soccer at its most primal in D.C.’s own loud-house.

Music for the People

Rock N Roll Hotel at 1353 H St. NE heads into the weekend with some wide and divergent acts. On Friday, local super group Black Masala, a punk/bluegrass/gypsy local superband plays a triple bill with M.H. and His Orchestra and Orchester Prazevica. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $10 in advance and at the door. Saturday night brings a little reggae, with another set of locals — Lucky Dub, who will play with Dub City Renegades and Aliflic. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $10, in advance or at the door.

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    Since the most anti-social passion of envy will always be with us, a free country that wishes to preserve liberty must be careful not to condone it by redefining envy’s demands as demands for equality and fairness.

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    Those who seize the opportunities afforded by liberty also have a moral obligation to address directly resulting negative consequences.

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    Recognizing that free markets will not supply law enforcement well does not imply that free markets should be cast aside in other instances.

  • George Allegro

    One of the cases for the individualist conception is that its derived political systems minimize to “least harm” that which evil men can do.

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