The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Jul
12

And it continues….

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More Garbage I realize this is in England but it won’t be long before Congress in this country follows suit. Once again, this nonsense about saving lives is just a smoke screen. It’s a way for the government to prey upon the vices of the population and enrich themselves. Forget Republicans and Democrats, the political line in this country is drawn between the taxing class and the t... [More]


Jul
08

Homework

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Right Side of the Mouth “BCBSA is committed to working with this bipartisan group and others to advance solutions to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance.” (Well of course they are, it makes them money, but I digress.) Left Side of the Mouth “Tanya Ask, vice president of government affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield, said the higher premium reflects increas... [More]


Jul
07

Highway Robbery

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Garbage “The higher the tax, the more substantial the future public health benefit,” said Dr. Ronald M. Davis, president of the American Medical Association. “Fewer smokers means fewer people with strokes, heart attacks, cancer, and other smoking-related health conditions.” It also means fewer funds coming in for this stupid program. Let’s cut the bull here, tobacc... [More]


Jun
29

One More Point

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Jemele Hill “Personally, I thought the [McMahon] story line was in extremely poor taste from the start,” said Phil Lowe, editor of WrestleMag.com, the largest wrestling Web site in the United Kingdom. “I’d like to think a story line such as this should never even be considered again and that the company now focuses on wrestling over far-fetched story lines, as well as payi... [More]


Jun
28

Roid Rage

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Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Lane Staley, Shannon Hoon… It seems to me that there have been a large number of abnormal, early deaths in the rock and roll industry. If you add to that the number of them who have had to go into rehab for either durgs or alcohol, we have ourselves an epidemic. Is someone going to start investigating the recording industry – r... [More]


“You may have to kiss that summer trip to the beach goodbye later this century, thanks to rising sea levels and more intense tropical storms, scientists predict.” Sand in the Brain Good thing I don’t have any beach trips planned for the summer of 2080. Incidentally, I wondered about this parenthetical comment: “(which is at the lower end of the range predicted by the Int... [More]


Jun
15

Tyranny of the Minority

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“‘Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger demonstrated his ignorance on immigration issues once again by perpetuating the myth that immigrants have to reject their old culture and language in order to learn English and assimilate,’ said Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens.” Ego First of all, Arnold did not say that immigrants have ... [More]


Jun
14

Barack Obama Baby!

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If Obama were running for president of my fraternity, a video like this might carry some weight: Hilarious As it stands, is there any better example of the kind of infantile mentality (and I use the term loosely) running through the Democratic party? This reminds me of the traveling circus that is the Democratic Convention every 4 years. You have to watch the first 2 days to really get a feel ... [More]


Jun
14

President

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It’s still far too early to be discussing – incessantly, as our national media is wont to treat almost everything – the presidential race. I’ve thought long and hard about Ron Paul with whom I disagree on the Iraq war but agree with on just about every other issue. Anyone who’s for restoring the Republic is OK in my book. Unfortunately, the Iraq war is a big issue ... [More]


Since Yahoo updates stories up to the minute, the link below no longer points to Abrams’ original article. Here it is complete with the “House passes major gun control bill” title: New Link