The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Not so controlled guns I’m not a believer in or a proponent of the theory of the “liberal” media. It’s obvious that there are journalists out there working for certain news organizations who love to stick their angle into news stories – and many of them happen to be left wing; but when you start talking conspiracy, you lose me. Further, the advent of FoxNews seems ... [More]


Ignorance “As you enter the heaven of liberty, you literally have to cross the hell of slavery,” said Michael Coard, a Philadelphia attorney who leads a group that worked to have slavery recognized at the site. “That’s the contrast, that’s the contradiction, that’s the hypocrisy. But that’s also the truth.” Sorry, no. That’s not the truth. T... [More]


May
25

Climate

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Williams advised the ABC not to buy Swindle and says the ABC is “verging on the irresponsible” to air something “demonstrably wrong”. Junk Science My problem is not necessarily with those who want to pitch global warming. It’s much like the Iraq war to me – far more complicated than anyone wants to admit. My problem is with people who have already decided t... [More]


May
25

Pedantry

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“We’ll see how long it takes for our reactionary legal community to find someone to sue over the matter. And remember, Hancock is not even buried a week at this point.” - The Belltower – May 6, 2007. Well, the smarmy pedants in our legal community didn’t take long at all to become extraordinarily impressed with themselves and their ability to ask the “tough” que... [More]


May
24

Sacrifice

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I try to resist reacting emotionally (for the most part) with my writing. Arguments based in emotion rather than sense are usually wrong. Further, staking out an emotional high ground (such as a soldier’s death) can be powerful but also simplifying. There is a fine line between the powerful catalyst that emotion can play such as in the case of John Walsh and his successful victim’s ... [More]


This can be found in many places on the Internet but if you haven’t read it, you absolutely should. In this era of censorship, approved language and sanitized commentary, it is particularly poignant. It is the Coda to Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451: “About two years ago, a letter arrived from a solemn young Vassar lady telling me how much she enjoyed reading my exp... [More]


May
18

Fire Alberto Gonzalez

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Forget the whining by the media and Democrats about his Constitutional role as the executive in firing and hiring attorneys. THIS is disgraceful – and it’s at least as damaging to personal liberty as any Patriot Act provision. More comment on this later: Fire Gonzalez


May
16

Disgraceful

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Durbin “How many more soldiers do we have to bury? How many more do we have to bring into our military and veterans hospitals? How many more thousands of innocent Iraqis have to die before we finally accept our responsibility to bring this war to an end?”


May
11

Smoking

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Smoking “I don’t want her using that language, but last time I checked, she’s probably not going to die from that,” Titus said. “If she starts smoking from these images she sees in movies, chances are she’s probably going to die early from that.” I think I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: this blog endorses smoking under any and all... [More]


This is a critical read because too many people in this country are buying into this myth that Bush declared the Iraq war over when he made this speech. Just because CNN, Newsweek and John Kerry want to determine for themselves what Bush said using partial quotes and a heavy dose of analysis doesn’t mean the rest of this country has to accept it. Here are his full remarks, with comments I ... [More]