The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Feb
06

Words

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Hypocrisy 1. Palin is right. Using the word the way Rahm Emanuel used it is identical to using the N-word to refer to black people. If you want to talk historic discrimination, nobody tops the handicapped. It’s just a smaller and less well-heeled lobby that will complain. 2. Rush is half right. People can say whatever they want. Of course, I’ll wager all the money America owes to C... [More]


Wetzel “The fans have been loyal customers. They’ve made everyone rich. They deserve some respect.” Nope. Fans deserve whatever they’ve paid for. A football game, a beer, a hot dog, a jersey, a DVD, whatever. That’s it. The only demographic outside of owners, players and NFL employees who have any claim on the NFL are season ticket holders. If no games are ever played... [More]


Feb
04

Go Lindsey!

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YAWN “For those of you who follow SI Covers, know that female athletes are RARELY featured on the cover.” Really? There aren’t too many men on the cover of Playboy either. Profitable organizations cater to the demographic that supports them. Of course women are not often featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I hate to break it to you but women’s sports are not ev... [More]


Feb
04

Orson Wellesian

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For the love of God.


Feb
04

Jon Stewart on O'Reilly

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“Stewart argued that, unlike a newspaper with clearly labeled news and opinion sections, viewers might not realize that shows such as Glenn Beck’s and O’Reilly’s were not news, to which O’Reilly answered that it’s so obvious that his program belongs in the “opinion” category that even people in Pakistan know it — a point he illustrated by doing... [More]


Solar Power “’You have to look at the big picture of what [the incentives] are providing,’ said Ramadan. ‘Not only are you getting cleaner energy, you also have the creation of jobs in that sector. And because there are special incentives for companies that are New Jersey-based, it brings business to the state.’” Wrong. If that money were freed up and solar power let to di... [More]


Feb
03

Conflict of Interest?

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Ray LaHood “misspoke” on the Toyota Recall. Really? Why should I trust anything that Ray LaHood has to say regarding Toyota? He represents an administration that A.) was elected largely with money contributed by labor unions who clearly have no reason to love Toyota and B.) currently owns two of Toyota’s major competitors outright. In private business, we call this a conflict ... [More]


Feb
02

Tim Tebow

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Jemele Hill “But I’d rather see an athlete behave with conviction than degrade himself to make money. I’d rather hear Tebow talk about what God has done for him than read another story about an athlete who beats up his wife or girlfriend.” Great column by Jemele Hill. I hate the abortion discussion in this country. Both sides of the debate tend to be nauseating, but give ... [More]


Jan
29

Judicial Activism

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Democrats vs. The Supreme Court “Democrats say Alito crossed the line when he mouthed the words ‘not true’ during President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night.” First of all, it’s the President who was out of line. It’s fine if he wants to disagree with the decision but whipping the US Congress into a frenzy and attempting to belittle Justices on the court d... [More]


Jan
27

Obarchy

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It’s like I’m sittin here playin cards with my brother’s kids… “I think the fading of the public option from the Senate bill really hurt the Democrats’ prospects in the Senate [race], because they were seen as following the typical pattern of tax and spend and caving to insurance companies. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! (Excuse me while I clean the coffee o... [More]