The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Oct
24

Head Like a Hole

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Arrogance “Over a 10-day period in July 2003, Slahi was questioned by an interrogator called ‘Mr. X’ while being ‘exposed to variable lighting patterns’ and repeated playing of a song called ‘Let the Bodies Hit the Floor’ by the band Drowning Pool, according to the committee’s report.” Really? Did we also send them to bed without dinner, take ... [More]


Oct
15

Diversity

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Ironic “This reflects where we’re moving in an ethical nature,” said Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for Sports and Society at Northeastern University. “The league has 78 percent African-American players,” Lebowitz said. “Do you bring in someone who has made racist statements to own a team that’s largely made up of players the owner has made... [More]


Roger Goodell “I’ve said many times before, we’re all held to a high standard here.” You mean the beat your wife, rob the local convenience store, run over innocent pedestrians while driving drunk, electrocute the family dog, kill your ex-wife and her boyfriend, stomp on a player’s head, shoot up steroids and cocaine but don’t piss off Al Sharpton standard? Was... [More]


Oct
05

Why?

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YAWN “If they don’t want to believe carbon dating done by some of the world’s best laboratories they certainly won’t believe me,” he said. How amusing. For his next trick, he’s going to scientifically demonstrate that God is invisible. The only accomplishment here is to placate the weak and unstable egos of uncertain atheists. Faith does not require scientif... [More]


Oct
02

Jesus Swims

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Barack Obama wants desperately to be loved. There has never been any doubt of this for anyone who has watched him for even five minutes. It is said that all politicians crave such love and perhaps that is so but it’s hard to remember an American president ever pursuing it more earnestly than this one. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine a recent American president less concerned... [More]


Oct
02

News Copy Error

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Oops “Chicago’s elimination was one of the most shocking defeats in IOC voting history. It had long been seen as a front-runner and got the highest possible level of support — from President Barack Obama himself.” You forgot to capitalize the “H” there John…


Oct
01

God Bless Nancy Pelosi

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Oh, never mind “If anybody’s going to apologize, everybody should apologize,” she said when asked Thursday about Rep. Alan Grayson’s comments on the House floor earlier this week. Just two weeks ago, caustic rhetoric surrounding health care reminded Nancy of the violent debate over gay rights in San Francisco in the 70′s. She was afraid someone might get hurt. Now t... [More]


Sep
30

Absurd

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Wrong “Though faced with potential limits from the high court on their ability to enact laws and regulations in this area, 34 states weighed in on the gun- rights side before the justices agreed to take the case Wednesday, an indication of the enduring strength of the National Rifle Association and its allies.” This time, the entire sentence stinks but certainly the second half of it d... [More]


Sep
29

A Fart in Church

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Dear Congress: Please pass sweeping liberal health care reform. Love, David Espo, Associated Press… The lead to this “story” might as well have been written in crayon. “Liberal Democrats failed Tuesday to inject a government-run insurance option into sweeping health care legislation taking shape in the Senate Finance Committee, despite widespread accusations that private ... [More]


Sep
26

The French?

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Sarkozy “Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, came close to mocking his American counterpart for the good intentions, which Mr Obama had heralded as an “historic” step towards nuclear abolition, even though it set no specific targets or fresh mandates. “We live in a real world not a virtual world,” the Frenchman told the 15-member council. “And the real world ... [More]