The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Daniel Domscheit-Berg “The former WikiLeaks staffers last week told the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that they will operate ‘without a political agenda except for the dissemination of information to the media.’ Under this new approach to leaks, ‘all editorial control and responsibility rests with the publishing organizations,’ OpenLeaks says. Leakers will designat... [More]


Law? What Law? “We have now in our four-year history, and over 100 legal attacks of various kinds, been victorious in all of those matters.” He added, “It’s very important to remember the law is not what, not simply what, powerful people would want others to believe it is. The law is not what a general says it is. The law is not what Hillary Clinton says it is.” Neit... [More]


“A representative assembly, although extremely well qualified, and absolutely necessary, as a branch of the legislative, is unfit to exercise the executive power, for want of two essential properties, secrecy and despatch.” - John Adams Rich Lowry has it right: “Assange’s goal is wanton destruction, pure and simple.” You will notice that much of the reaction around the world has been ... [More]


The Wall Street Journal “Rather than leading the world from a position of strength, Mr. Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner came to Seoul blaming the rest of the world for U.S. economic weakness. America’s problem, in their view, is the export and exchange rate policies of the Germans, Chinese or Brazilians. And the U.S. solution is to have the Fed print enough money to deval... [More]


Certainly the best reflection on Tuesday I’ve read so far: “The point is not ‘He was a great man and you are a nincompoop,’ though that is true. The point is that Reagan’s career is a guide, not only for the tea party but for all in politics. He brought his fully mature, fully seasoned self into politics with him. He wasn’t in search of a life when he ran for of... [More]


Some thoughts on the tired arguments and conventional “wisdom” we’ve heard surrounding Tuesday’s elections so far: 1. Voters threw a temper tantrum. This comes usually from angry Democrats – which is hilarious all by itself. The analogy originates from Peter Jennings’ famous reaction to the 1994 Gingrich revolution, “Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled... [More]


I ran across two pretty extraordinary statements this week. The first quote is from Scott Rasmussen in the Wall Street Journal. I think he sums up the sentiment of Americans in general better than anyone else has so far: Amen! “Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. ... [More]


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29

Duck!

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The sky is literally falling. “Jones and his colleagues proposed that a group involving the world’s space agencies be established to pool resources to prevent such an asteroid’s impact and to better inform the public of the possible threat.” You mean better scare the public so we can shake them down for even more money they don’t have. What good is averting an astero... [More]


Wall Street Reform Architect? Yeah, that’s one way to describe him. There are plenty of others. Check out the lead: “Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability.” To put this in perspective, I could describe George ... [More]


No drilling “Sink, a longtime opponent of offshore drilling, contends this summer’s Deepwater Horizon disaster should put an end to the effort to drill anywhere near Florida’s beaches. She was especially critical of last year’s last-minute push by incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, and incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, to slide a bill ... [More]