The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Appearing as a foreword at the beginning of Cato’s Letters, Thomas Gordon here eloquently describes the fruits of a free conscience and an independent mind. It seems to me that this short excerpt is as good an example as any of the ultimate goal of what Thomas Jefferson would later describe in the Declaration of Independence as “the pursuit of happiness”. In some ways I think, ... [More]


Oct
30

Ridiculous

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GO AWAY “These multi-billion dollar companies are global brands with a responsibility to be honest, accountable and responsible,” the group’s director general Richard Lloyd said. First of all, multi-billion dollar companies do not need to be accountable for fat kids. Parents do. If parents are incapable of preventing their pudgy little offspring from wolfing down fat and sugar... [More]


Oct
26

Good Article

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Smoking Gestapo


Sep
26

Thank You Bob Stoops

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Even if he is a Bobby Bowden nemesis, it’s good to hear someone sticking up for Gundy – and standing up to the media double standard. “Everybody has a remark on everything we do, and that’s OK,” Stoops told reporters Tuesday. “As soon as a coach has an opinion on what any of you do, then you can’t do that. I don’t know why that would be. We’re ... [More]


Sep
25

Amen Brother

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Integrity “The only thing that matters to me is what I thought was right, and whatever I thought was right is what I said. Other than that, I just have to let it go,” Gundy said. “I don’t say things for people to disagree or agree with me. I say them if I think they’re right.” That is the quote of the week. Tony Kornheiser said last night on Monday Night Footb... [More]


Sep
21

Bombs and Moms

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So, here’s what Sally Field… utters (?) (seems like the best description of this catastrophic verbal outburst)… about war: Sally Yes, well… the standard minimum criteria necessary to “rule” in Sally’s perfect world of “no goddamned war in the first place” is to have the equipment to give birth to a child. Which brings me to the second genius... [More]


Sep
17

Seriously

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Can anything compare with the entertainment value of the anti-war movement? Awesome


Sep
08

Beheading

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This warrants mentioning: Still, attacks come regularly against U.S. forces and civilians. Adgie said he received a report Monday that al-Qaida in Iraq beheaded a 12-year-old boy in the middle of the street because his father was cooperating with the Americans. “That’s the level of evil we’re dealing with here,” he said. Beheading It warrants mentioning because I think it... [More]


Sep
08

The American Media

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Serena Williams’s words and manner were greeted with widespread disdain. “(Williams) met the media afterward like a rattlesnake meets a ground squirrel,” wrote Bill Dwyre, in the Los Angeles Times. “If anybody was expecting perspective afterward, or maybe a gracious nod to a better effort by an opponent, forget it. We had sullen Serena. Snippy Serena. Snarly Serena.”... [More]