The Bell Tower

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


Jul
20

The Right Decision

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Vick Will PLay It looks like the Falcons and the NFL have made the right decision and are going to let Vick play until the legal process plays out. It’s a shame that they will face pressure from myopic special interest groups who are more concerned about animals than they are about people. What Vick and his cohorts allegedly did is horrifying. If he is found guilty, he should never take ... [More]


Jul
18

Vick

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Outrageous “If you’re just going to wait for the judicial process, why even have a conduct policy?” – Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States Thanks for pinpointing the problem with today’s society Wayne. The question is not why does the NFL have a conduct policy. The question is: why can’t we show more respect for the Sixth Amen... [More]


Jul
12

Shocking Report in Iraq

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Seriously? NOTE – Yahoo! links seem to change. The original story regarded a House vote to set a deadline for troop removal. “The report makes clear that not even the White House can conclude there has been significant progress,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.” What, since April? You’re kidding. Can we put a similar timeline on when Congress is going to... [More]


Jul
12

And it continues….

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More Garbage I realize this is in England but it won’t be long before Congress in this country follows suit. Once again, this nonsense about saving lives is just a smoke screen. It’s a way for the government to prey upon the vices of the population and enrich themselves. Forget Republicans and Democrats, the political line in this country is drawn between the taxing class and the t... [More]


Jul
08

Homework

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Right Side of the Mouth “BCBSA is committed to working with this bipartisan group and others to advance solutions to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance.” (Well of course they are, it makes them money, but I digress.) Left Side of the Mouth “Tanya Ask, vice president of government affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield, said the higher premium reflects increas... [More]


Jul
07

Highway Robbery

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Garbage “The higher the tax, the more substantial the future public health benefit,” said Dr. Ronald M. Davis, president of the American Medical Association. “Fewer smokers means fewer people with strokes, heart attacks, cancer, and other smoking-related health conditions.” It also means fewer funds coming in for this stupid program. Let’s cut the bull here, tobacc... [More]