The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Jun
29

One More Point

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Jemele Hill “Personally, I thought the [McMahon] story line was in extremely poor taste from the start,” said Phil Lowe, editor of WrestleMag.com, the largest wrestling Web site in the United Kingdom. “I’d like to think a story line such as this should never even be considered again and that the company now focuses on wrestling over far-fetched story lines, as well as payi... [More]


Jun
28

Roid Rage

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Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Lane Staley, Shannon Hoon… It seems to me that there have been a large number of abnormal, early deaths in the rock and roll industry. If you add to that the number of them who have had to go into rehab for either durgs or alcohol, we have ourselves an epidemic. Is someone going to start investigating the recording industry – r... [More]


“You may have to kiss that summer trip to the beach goodbye later this century, thanks to rising sea levels and more intense tropical storms, scientists predict.” Sand in the Brain Good thing I don’t have any beach trips planned for the summer of 2080. Incidentally, I wondered about this parenthetical comment: “(which is at the lower end of the range predicted by the Int... [More]


Jun
15

Tyranny of the Minority

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“‘Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger demonstrated his ignorance on immigration issues once again by perpetuating the myth that immigrants have to reject their old culture and language in order to learn English and assimilate,’ said Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens.” Ego First of all, Arnold did not say that immigrants have ... [More]


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]