The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Dec
11

ESPN

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Vince Doria An excellent article all around – and an excellent feature ESPN has added to its website, even if Le Anne Schreiber is clearly not being heeded by the executives who run the “Worldwide Leader in Speculation and Sensationalism.” Witness: “I’m not telling you there was a demand that we had to do this from a news standpoint, but we think it is more interest... [More]


In a recent article [Point of no return, Feb. 7], Phi Delta Theta President Ryan Fischer made this unfortunate statement: “Placing Phi Delt on campus would be a step toward returning Greek organizations to the noble principles they were founded upon, and moving away from the unfortunate stereotypes that have come to define them as a result of alcohol abuse.” There are two implications ... [More]


Dec
10

Jersey

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Death Penalty “It found the death penalty was a more expensive sentence than life in prison and has not deterred murder.” Hell, we could abolish New Jersey itself using that logic. For that matter: “The death penalty is barbaric and fatally flawed beyond repair,” said Sen. Shirley Turner, a Democrat who sponsored the bill. So is the New Jersey Legislature Senator. We anx... [More]


Dec
10

Russert

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Aggravating interview This was a disappointing interview. Tim Russert is by no means the worst commentator out there and historically, he’s been mostly balanced in his treatment of guests. I’ve had my share of objections to what he has to say and what questions he chooses to ask but for the most part, I’ve tended to chalk those objections up to heat of the moment anger or my o... [More]


I don’t care about your money Really, do you need any further explanation for why this woman should not come within 200 miles of the White House? BARTIROMO: WHERE DOES THAT $5 BILLION COME FROM? SENATOR CLINTON: IT’S GOING TO COME FROM WHERE IT COMES FROM, FROM THE BUDGET, FROM EMERGENCY SPENDING. Translation: “I have no earthly idea where the hell this money is coming from an... [More]


Dec
05

More View

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Awesome “The following day she said she’d just been flustered by the question and did, indeed, know the earth was round.” We might need an entire category just for The View.


Huh? Do people seriously watch this show? This was like having Albert Einstein guest star on Sesame Street: BEHAR: So are you not against, just you like Roe v. Wade, except to a point. Is that what your position is? PAUL: No, I don’t like the Federal government doing anything. BEHAR: Okay. PAUL: So, I want the states to deal with it. BEHAR: But what’s the- if you’re against abortion what’s the d... [More]


“As the rulers are in the republic, so are the other citizens likely to be.” - Plato Ignorance First of all, let’s cut through the nonsense being spewed by some of these (ironically) radical groups who want to associate every bill that uses the word “terrorism” with the end of freedoms as we know them. It’s not a thought crime bill. If you read the bill, it ... [More]


Nov
30

Wisdom

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Pat Sajak Sajak writes — “If any group of citizens is uniquely unqualified to tell someone else how to vote, it’s those of us who live in the sheltered, privileged arena of celebrity-hood … The idea of choosing the Leader of the Free World based on the advice of someone who lives in the cloistered world of stardom seems a bit loony to me.” Sajak adds — “the idea that... [More]


Mills This is awesome stuff. I can’t even tell what she’s angry about. Deforestation? The wasting of cow’s milk? Environmental destruction? The real question is: does she know what she’s angry about? It’s clear that she thinks she does but judging by this tirade, does anyone seriously believe her? I say no.