The Bell Tower

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

Barack Obama Baby!

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If Obama were running for president of my fraternity, a video like this might carry some weight: Hilarious As it stands, is there any better example of the kind of infantile mentality (and I use the term loosely) running through the Democratic party? This reminds me of the traveling circus that is the Democratic Convention every 4 years. You have to watch the first 2 days to really get a feel ... [More]


Jun
14

President

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It’s still far too early to be discussing – incessantly, as our national media is wont to treat almost everything – the presidential race. I’ve thought long and hard about Ron Paul with whom I disagree on the Iraq war but agree with on just about every other issue. Anyone who’s for restoring the Republic is OK in my book. Unfortunately, the Iraq war is a big issue ... [More]


Since Yahoo updates stories up to the minute, the link below no longer points to Abrams’ original article. Here it is complete with the “House passes major gun control bill” title: New Link


Not so controlled guns I’m not a believer in or a proponent of the theory of the “liberal” media. It’s obvious that there are journalists out there working for certain news organizations who love to stick their angle into news stories – and many of them happen to be left wing; but when you start talking conspiracy, you lose me. Further, the advent of FoxNews seems ... [More]


Ignorance “As you enter the heaven of liberty, you literally have to cross the hell of slavery,” said Michael Coard, a Philadelphia attorney who leads a group that worked to have slavery recognized at the site. “That’s the contrast, that’s the contradiction, that’s the hypocrisy. But that’s also the truth.” Sorry, no. That’s not the truth. T... [More]


May
25

Climate

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Williams advised the ABC not to buy Swindle and says the ABC is “verging on the irresponsible” to air something “demonstrably wrong”. Junk Science My problem is not necessarily with those who want to pitch global warming. It’s much like the Iraq war to me – far more complicated than anyone wants to admit. My problem is with people who have already decided t... [More]


May
25

Pedantry

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“We’ll see how long it takes for our reactionary legal community to find someone to sue over the matter. And remember, Hancock is not even buried a week at this point.” - The Belltower – May 6, 2007. Well, the smarmy pedants in our legal community didn’t take long at all to become extraordinarily impressed with themselves and their ability to ask the “tough” que... [More]


May
24

Sacrifice

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I try to resist reacting emotionally (for the most part) with my writing. Arguments based in emotion rather than sense are usually wrong. Further, staking out an emotional high ground (such as a soldier’s death) can be powerful but also simplifying. There is a fine line between the powerful catalyst that emotion can play such as in the case of John Walsh and his successful victim’s ... [More]


This can be found in many places on the Internet but if you haven’t read it, you absolutely should. In this era of censorship, approved language and sanitized commentary, it is particularly poignant. It is the Coda to Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451: “About two years ago, a letter arrived from a solemn young Vassar lady telling me how much she enjoyed reading my exp... [More]


May
18

Fire Alberto Gonzalez

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Forget the whining by the media and Democrats about his Constitutional role as the executive in firing and hiring attorneys. THIS is disgraceful – and it’s at least as damaging to personal liberty as any Patriot Act provision. More comment on this later: Fire Gonzalez