The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Jul
27

Julian Assange

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Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday he worries that the leaks won’t stop “until we see someone in an orange jump suit.” Orange jump suit? This guy should be labeled an enemy combatant and we should be doing everything we can to get him extradited to America and prosecuted as soon as possible. American forces should be ... [More]


Jul
26

Krauthammer

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Oh, you didn’t know? “As John Fund reports in the Wall Street Journal, Sens. Jay Rockefeller, Kent Conrad, and Tom Harkin are already looking forward to what they might get passed in a lame-duck session. Among the major items being considered are card check, budget-balancing through major tax hikes, and climate-change legislation involving heavy carbon taxes and regulation.” Thi... [More]


Sound familiar? “Dannehy faulted the Justice Department for firing Iglesias without even bothering to figure out whether complaints about him were true. That indicated ‘an undue sensitivity to politics on the part of DOJ officials who should answer not to partisan politics but to principles of fairness and justice,’ the Justice Department wrote in its letter.” After two yea... [More]


Jul
21

Commulism

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Jonah Goldberg’s take “He says he received the video in its edited form and I believe him. But the relevant question is, Would he have done the same thing over again if he had seen the full video from the outset?” Actually, the relevant question is: why would any journalist run an edited copy of a video before checking to see if there was a full version – and watching the ... [More]


Jul
13

Hypocrisy

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Bigotry? “We felt the time had come to stand up and say, ‘It’s time for the tea party to be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don’t tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members,’” NAACP President Ben Jealous said ahead of the debate. Really? Is the N.A.A.C.P. going to denounce the blatant bigotry of well known black activists such as A... [More]


Nit picking “The events reported overnight in Connecticut reinforce my belief that passengers have rights and are entitled to fair treatment when they fly,” I know this is nit picking but why can’t these guys just say “The airlines should not be permitted to trap passengers on an airplane for extended periods. We’re going to do what we can to resolve the issue.̶... [More]


Jun
22

Screw the NRA

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Tits on a bull “The NRA is a non-partisan, single-issue organization made up of millions of individual members dedicated to the protection of the Second Amendment. We do not represent the interests of other organizations. That’s their responsibility. Our responsibility is to protect and defend the interests of our members. And that we do without apology.” If you are a member of the... [More]


Who Wants to be a Millionaire? “Barton is the biggest recipient of oil and gas industry campaign contributions in the House of Representatives, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Its data showed that Barton has collected $1,447,880 from political action committees and individuals connected with the oil and gas industry since 1989.” Oh, well that dismisses any... [More]


Jun
09

Unforgivable

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So let me get this straight.  North Korea torpedoes and sinks a South Korean ship in cold blood – an act of war by almost any conceivable measure.  The world stands idly by.  Other than some vapid grandstanding from Hillary Clinton, the United States has done nothing to counter this naked and reckless act of tyranny against our close ally. Meanwhile, Turkish “peace activists” ref... [More]


He’s Furious! “I would love to just spend a lot of my time venting and yelling at people,” the president said, “but that’s not the job I was hired to do. My job is to solve this problem.” No it’s not. Your job is to manage public expectations, not react to public opinion. This is the difference between the successful modern presidents (Clinton, Reagan) and the... [More]