The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
May
16

Disgraceful

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Durbin “How many more soldiers do we have to bury? How many more do we have to bring into our military and veterans hospitals? How many more thousands of innocent Iraqis have to die before we finally accept our responsibility to bring this war to an end?”


May
11

Smoking

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Smoking “I don’t want her using that language, but last time I checked, she’s probably not going to die from that,” Titus said. “If she starts smoking from these images she sees in movies, chances are she’s probably going to die early from that.” I think I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: this blog endorses smoking under any and all... [More]


This is a critical read because too many people in this country are buying into this myth that Bush declared the Iraq war over when he made this speech. Just because CNN, Newsweek and John Kerry want to determine for themselves what Bush said using partial quotes and a heavy dose of analysis doesn’t mean the rest of this country has to accept it. Here are his full remarks, with comments I ... [More]


May
08

Wake The Hell Up

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Bull Everyone should read this article. And if you still don’t think these bastards need to be removed from office, read it again. Keep reading until you get the point: the most important agenda item in our country is not global warming. It’s not health care, racial tolerance, obesity or the health of children. It’s not AIDS or taxes or the Iraq war. It’s reckoning t... [More]


UPDATE: MAY 7, 2007 (also added to the Olney entry): Especially for a sport that needed this shot in the arm, needed to remind everyone that it can deliver a Super Bowl-like atmosphere – from the corporate sponsors to the all-night parties to the Hollywood jetsetters. Where else but boxing could you get John McCain, Mike Tyson and Jennifer Lopez all in the same room? This was a show of force for ... [More]


May
07

Tenet

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MR. RUSSERT: Let me take you back to, now, the famous State of the Union address of January of ’03, the famous 16 words. MR. TENET: Right. MR. RUSSERT: Here’s what the president said: (Videotape, January 28, 2003) PRES. BUSH: The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. (End videotape) MR. RUSSERT: You said s... [More]


May
06

Mass Hysteria

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Hysteria As a business decision, banning alcohol distribution in baseball clubhouses makes sense. And it is the right thing to do. Maybe this is the time, in the aftermath of Josh Hancock’s death, for this discussion to become an agenda. - Buster Olney The first question I have for Olney is this: Are you also then in favor of banning the distribution of alcohol at all media events and gath... [More]


May
04

Conspiracy Fools

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Debunk A great site for those out there foolish enough to believe that the moon landing was some kind of hoax.


Apr
30

Statistics

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Good point: Bread


“I reject a rigid timetable that the terrorists can exploit, and I reject an open timetable that has no ending attached to it.” - Hillary Rodham Clinton, December, 2005 “If this president does not get us out of Iraq, when I am president, I will” - Hillary Rodham Clinton, April 2007