The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Sep
08

GI Joke

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GI Joke So… what crimes will General International Joe be fighting? Will he be running around in a blue helmet handing out boxes of food to warlords who take it and sell it on the black market for weapons? Will he stand on a podium in NYC while his Rolls Royce racks up unpaid parking tickets on American Taxpayer dollars urging third world countries to vote for meaningless sanctions agains... [More]


Aug
28

Vick's Dilemma

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An outstanding column: Jonah Goldberg Vick might never take another snap in the NFL. Of course, other NFL players seem to get away with beating women, burglarizing neighbors, assaulting night club patrons, etc. Many people want to blame the NFL for this double standard. They have a point. There is no morality in that organization, whatever ESPN and the commissioner want to tell you. However... [More]


Aug
27

Bill Kristol

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Kristol understands history, unlike many in the modern media today: Vietnam


Aug
23

Dumb and Dumber

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I can’t decide which is more stupid; the fact that lawmakers are wasting taxpayer money and time on this absolute non-issue: “The proposed ordinance states that ‘the indecent exposure of his or her undergarments’ would be unlawful in a public place. It would go in the same portion of the city code that outlaws sex in public and the exposure or fondling of genitals. The pena... [More]


Aug
21

Karl Rove

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This was an outstanding interview on many levels. I highly recommend watching or reading it in its entirety: Rove I’ve taken a quick excerpt regarding Rove’s rationale behind this whole ridiculous U.S. attorney “scandal”, which really is no scandal whatsoever: MR. GREGORY: Let me ask you quickly about the, the investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys. You have d... [More]


I’m tired of hearing how brilliant Bill Maher is. I’m sure some people find him funny, which is fine. However – and it seems silly that I need to point this out – there is a rather large difference between funny and smart. I’ve yet to hear a single intelligent statement come out of this man’s mouth. He takes a situation, simplifies it to a 3rd grade reading ... [More]


This letter is regarding the article “Dying for peace,” by Alex Babcock, published April 10. The conservatives should have kicked the anti-war demonstrators’ asses at the pro-troop rally last Tuesday. The foolishness of today’s “peace” movement in America is no different than the idiocy that plagued it in the ’60s. Some Americans can’t tell the diffe... [More]


Your “if everyone else jumped off a bridge argument” about Barry Bonds is too simplistic. The point is not whether he was right to take steroids. The point is, if so many other players were ostensibly taking steroids, how uneven was the playing field? If the pitchers, fielders and other batters are also juiced, doesn’t that at least dilute this argument of an “unfair advant... [More]


Insidious equality Susan Taylor Martin recently wrote an excellent article balancing Michael Moore’s claims in his new movie Sicko with the reality of the health industry. Moore’s picture of a pristine Canadian industry is just as flawed as the picture some in this country would paint of our own system. The truth is that there is no easy answer. However, I would call attention to the l... [More]


Once upon a time… many many years before any of us were born, there lived a man named Thomas Jefferson. He was a good and honest man who very much loved the American people – especially the children. However, he was worried that the evil Christians and Church People would force their religion on the Americans he loved so much. So… he waved his magic wand and – VOILA! ... [More]