The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Jan
14

George F. Will

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With his usual eloquence Will clarifies the difference between actual conservatism (I call this true liberalism) and various brands of populism masquerading as conservatism. It’s not about the type of government or who wields the power of government. It’s about the role of government: Liberty “Judicial review — let us be candid: judicial supervision of democracy — ... [More]


Jan
13

Take That Evil Fat Cats

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That’ll show ‘em “Michigan Representative David Camp, the top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, said while he and other Republicans find bonuses being paid by banks that got bailouts ‘irresponsible’ and ‘outrageous,’ they are concerned that taxing banks will hurt lending, and thus job creation. Still, he said, the proposal puts Republicans in a ... [More]


“The Italian tragedy, in my opinion, had its beginnings in August 1939, when, having gone to Salzburg on my own initiative, I suddenly found myself face to face with the cynical German determination to provoke the conflict. The alliance had been signed in May. I had always been opposed to it, and for a long time I had so contrived that the persistent German offers were allowed to drift. T... [More]


Dec
24

Ginzo Television

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Yawn “Jersey Shore is a fabrication created by MTV Networks and marketed to represent reality.” A fabrication? Have you been to the Jersey Shore Senator? You may not like shirtless Italian “men” wearing mascara, drinking fruit cocktails like the girls from Sex and the City and calling everyone stoonad but you can’t spend three minutes at the Jersey Shore without rea... [More]


Dec
23

Edmund Burke

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“I have observed that the philosophers in order to insinuate their polluted atheism into young minds systematically flatter all their passions natural and unnatural. They explode or render odious or contemptible that class of virtues which restrain the appetite. These are at least nine out of ten of the virtues. In place of all this, they substitute a virtue which they call humanity or be... [More]


Dec
06

Yadda yadda yadda

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Sniffle “It was another sketch that gave us pause,” noted PopEater in an article titled SNL’ Lampoons Alleged Violence in Tiger Woods’ Marriage, on Sunday. ‘We think, had the genders been reversed, SNL wouldn’t make light of the potentially violent situation.’” Whatever Poop Eater. It’s a stupid TV show. It’s not serious. Get over your... [More]


Nov
18

The Festooned Turd

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Stupid Independents “I think the economy is at the base of the tension,” she said. “Quite frankly, we’ve got to do a better job of messaging. There’s a lot of work to be done to get independents more comfortable with what we’re doing.” It’s not a message problem. It’s a substance problem. No matter how much you try to polish the turd Obama and the Democrats are trying to leave ... [More]


Hey, remember that time during the campaign when Candidate Obama said he was going to cut taxes for middle class families across the country? Me too. That was awesome. This is not awesome: Gregory Mankiw “A family of four with an income, say, of $54,000 would pay $9,900 for health care. That covers only about half the actual cost. Uncle Sam would pick up the rest. Now suppose that the sam... [More]


Nov
05

Ryan Clark

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Charles Robinson This just fires me up. First of all, I hate it when journalists create problems that would not otherwise exist and then pretend that they were just doing their job. Second, no organization owns its employees. Certainly the Steelers and the NFL have a right to protect their legal and public integrity but that does not trump a free individual’s decision to weigh his own hea... [More]


Embrace it! “The inclination by some Democrats seeking reelection next year might be to run away from Obama and chart an independent path believing that he was at least partially to blame for the defeats of Corzine and Deeds. But Democratic strategists and activists caution that this is the wrong decision to make. In order to win in 2010, these Democrats said candidates need to embrace the p... [More]