The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Sep
25

The Fringe

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OK, so my last post dealt with arguably the most competent new figure in the Republican party. Let’s move to the opposite end of the spectrum: “Evolution is a myth.” “Have you ever looked at a monkey?” This is like watching two blind five year olds battle to the death with Nerf nunchucks. Both O’Donnell and Maher are trying to reference credible cerebral argu... [More]


Get this man in the White House. Pronto.


Sep
23

Envy

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A great article: Victor Davis Hanson “We are all getting poorer in hopes that a few won’t get richer.” That’s about as clear as it can be stated. To many (including the president), it seems to be a higher priority to limit the wealth of the rich than to increase the wealth of the middle class and poor. As Hanson points out, the underlying assumption is that there is only so mu... [More]


Garbage Picking “The chips will allow city workers to monitor how often residents roll carts to the curb for collection. If a chip show(s) a recyclable cart hasn’t been brought to the curb in weeks, a trash supervisor will sort through the trash for recyclables.” This is what happens with unlimited government. It’s not good for the poor or beneficial to the environment ev... [More]


In politics, there are generally two dominant sides of the political equation: left vs. right. In order to better understand these opposing factions, it would be instructive to define some of the objectives for each side.  We can accomplish this by dividing the goals each group envisions for America into two separate lists: LEFT: A financially more equal America A politically more democratic A... [More]


Sep
17

The War on Wealth

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“I think that there are a whole host of Republicans, and certainly independents, who have lost trust in their government, who don’t believe anybody is listening to them, who are staggering under rising costs of health care, college education, don’t believe what politicians say. And we can draw those independents and some Republicans into a working coalition, a working majority fo... [More]


“‘But how can you control matter?’ he burst out. ‘You don’t even control the climate or the law of gravity. And there are disease, pain, death -’ O’Brien silenced him by a movement of his hand. ‘We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull. You will learn by degrees, Winston. There is nothing that we could not do. In... [More]


Sep
12

Cash for Stupid

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One year later “In short, Washington spent nearly $3 billion to raise the price of mobility for drivers on a budget.” A year later: Cash for Clunkers is even dumber than our wildest imagination could have predicted. Basically, the program took money from a deeply indebted government in a tight credit market in the middle of a severe recession and funneled it to wealthy people who wer... [More]


Sep
09

Wake Up Already

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Threatening words “If we don’t do this right, anger will explode in the Muslim world,” said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on CNN’s “Larry King Live.” “It could become something very dangerous indeed.” You know what? That’s a threat. When are we going to start calling these things out for what they are? Americans should have had just about enough of... [More]


Sep
07

Come on Gridlock!

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This is an excellent column by Thomas Sowell. He hits two prevalent conventional wisdom myths. First: “No president of the United States can create either a budget deficit or a budget surplus. All spending bills originate in the House of Representatives and all taxes are voted into law by Congress. It seems as though almost everyone is guilty of this misconception at one point or another &... [More]