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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]


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]


Return To Liberty

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Americans and the modern media take political affiliation too seriously. Are you a conservative, a liberal, a Democrat, a Republican, a libertarian, an independent? We are pre-occupied in this country with attaching our personal political sentiments to specific external groupings. Often times, we identify and validate our convictions based on those categories and we confine our thinking to the ... [More]


Why Should We Care?

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Meaningless “‘I think it’s too much to hit one industry with,’ Green said in an interview.” Ridiculous. Sixteen billion is certainly not too much to charge to an industry that’s been setting record profits on the backs of middle class Americans. The idea that oil companies can’t afford to pay such a tax is preposterous. It’s insane. If you had a... [More]


Stop The Insanity!

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Fat Police “The large, federally funded study found that to be true even if your loved ones lived far away. Social ties seemed to play a surprisingly strong role, even more than genes are known to do.” The critical phrase in that sentence: federally funded. It’s good to know that almost half of last year’s paycheck went to the study of fat contagion. There are many poin... [More]