The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Sep
23

We The Peons

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Oh, crap. “But many of those cashing in on the clunkers program are surprised when they get to the treasurer’s office windows. That’s because the government’s rebate of up to $4500 dollars for every clunker is taxable, as a state excise tax.” A crappy idea turned into a crappy policy and executed like utter crap. This government can’t even properly execute the ... [More]


Sep
20

Earth To Barack:

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Yet despite so many weeks of speeches, town halls and interviews, Obama said he has found it difficult at times to make a complex topic clear and relevant. “I’ve tried to keep it digestible,” Obama said. “It’s very hard for people to get their arms around it. And that’s been a case where I have been humbled and I just keep on trying harder.” More turd pol... [More]


Sep
17

Selective Memory

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“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the anti-government rhetoric over President Barack Obama’s health care reform effort is concerning because it reminds her of the violent debate over gay rights that roiled San Francisco in the 1970s.” I’d like to thank the AP for yet another story conceived entirely out of thin air for the benefit of left wing causes. Seriousl... [More]


Sep
14

ACORN

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Evil Republicans Strike Again! The relentless attacks on ACORN’s members, its staff and the policies and positions we promote are unprecedented. An international entertainment conglomerate, disguising itself as a “news” agency (Fox), has expended millions, if not tens of millions of dollars, in their attempt to destroy the largest community organization of Black, Latino, poor and... [More]


Amid much praise and controversy President Jupiter (larger than life appearance, massive reputation, mostly hot air) recently spoke to the children of America. Just as Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy lifted their “city on a hill” phrase from the 17th Century sermons of puritan John Winthrop, so our current Commander in Chief turns to our colorful past for influence and content. Has... [More]


Sep
10

Well, it's over now…

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Yawn “The night’s defining moment — which Democrats hope to transform into a turning point – came when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted “You lie!” as Obama claimed his plan wouldn’t offer free care to illegal immigrants.” He meant to say “the nightly defining moment.” Every ten minutes there’s another headline story insisting that this time, ... [More]


Below is a letter I recently sent to the St. Petersburg Times. Leaving aside my foolish confusion of Iraq with Afghanistan, I hope they publish it: I see that the St. Petersburg Times editorial staff had no qualms about publishing the dying photos of Lance Corporal Joshua Bernard. I wonder if they will soon publish the highly controversial images of Erin Andrews. Where’s the outrage now? ... [More]


A total disgrace. “Thursday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called AP President Tom Curley asking that the news organization respect the wishes of Bernard’s father and not publish the photo. Curley and AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said they understood this was a painful issue for Bernard’s family and that they were sure that factor was being considered by the edito... [More]


I know it’s old but this is great stuff. Pelosi actually terminates the interview because she can’t get her way. People in Congress really believe they are above the rank and file, that they are not accountable. She ends the interview by calling the guard to remove this guy. He isn’t even raising his voice. Check out more videos by Helfeld at his site. Great stuff.


The best and the brightest “If U.S. regulations are modeled after those already in place in Canada and other countries, the warnings will be shocking: blackened lungs, gangrenous feet, bleeding brains and people breathing through tracheotomies. … ‘The graphic warnings really work,’ Glantz said. ‘They substantially increase the likelihood someone will quit smoking. The... [More]