The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Your “if everyone else jumped off a bridge argument” about Barry Bonds is too simplistic. The point is not whether he was right to take steroids. The point is, if so many other players were ostensibly taking steroids, how uneven was the playing field? If the pitchers, fielders and other batters are also juiced, doesn’t that at least dilute this argument of an “unfair advant... [More]


Insidious equality Susan Taylor Martin recently wrote an excellent article balancing Michael Moore’s claims in his new movie Sicko with the reality of the health industry. Moore’s picture of a pristine Canadian industry is just as flawed as the picture some in this country would paint of our own system. The truth is that there is no easy answer. However, I would call attention to the l... [More]


Once upon a time… many many years before any of us were born, there lived a man named Thomas Jefferson. He was a good and honest man who very much loved the American people – especially the children. However, he was worried that the evil Christians and Church People would force their religion on the Americans he loved so much. So… he waved his magic wand and – VOILA! ... [More]


Aug
10

Return To Liberty

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Americans and the modern media take political affiliation too seriously. Are you a conservative, a liberal, a Democrat, a Republican, a libertarian, an independent? We are pre-occupied in this country with attaching our personal political sentiments to specific external groupings. Often times, we identify and validate our convictions based on those categories and we confine our thinking to the ... [More]


Aug
03

Why Should We Care?

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Meaningless “‘I think it’s too much to hit one industry with,’ Green said in an interview.” Ridiculous. Sixteen billion is certainly not too much to charge to an industry that’s been setting record profits on the backs of middle class Americans. The idea that oil companies can’t afford to pay such a tax is preposterous. It’s insane. If you had a... [More]


Jul
26

Stop The Insanity!

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Fat Police “The large, federally funded study found that to be true even if your loved ones lived far away. Social ties seemed to play a surprisingly strong role, even more than genes are known to do.” The critical phrase in that sentence: federally funded. It’s good to know that almost half of last year’s paycheck went to the study of fat contagion. There are many poin... [More]


Jul
25

The Wrong Decision

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Caving In Unsurprisingly, the NFL and the Falcons are backing away from their original stance and caving in to public pressure with the usual procession of nonsense. Such as: Unecessary clarifications that water is wet for the purpose of grandstanding (as if the NFL might have some other opinion about dogfighting): “Let me make it very clear that the National Football League is very disapp... [More]


Jul
24

Extortion

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Disgraceful “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat. If I lay down I can see the smoke,” she said. “And I think of my sister over and over again. What she must have went through on 9/11.” Translation: “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat. If I lay down I can see dollar signs dancing across the ceiling of a mansion I didn’t earn but expect New York taxpayer... [More]


Jul
23

Hilarious

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Cindy Sheehan This woman and her “entourage” are constant entertainment. They’re like a traveling Elvis movie. Forget the House, we need her to run for President.


OpEd I know this is going to come as a shock to some people but editorials belong in … the editorial section. Here’s a clue: if you’re a reporter writing a news story and we know where you stand politically, you’re doing a poor job. It really is that simple. Witness: “Despite Bush’s suggestion that the bill is a must-pass measure that would pay for critical... [More]