The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Aug
12

The Daily Gross

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Utilitarianism at its finest. “Given that they are such a small minority in this nation, it is odd that so many of our fellow citizens see them as such a threat. Yes, the 9/11 attacks were horrific, but they were more about optics than actual harm. The economy was already taking a hit before the Twin Towers fell. The reaction of the nation to seeing two major buildings in New York fall on T... [More]


Aug
02

Villains!

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Another study “The researchers, led by Dr Amanda Cross of the National Cancer Institute, also found that the biggest carnivores among us were more likely to be non-Hispanic white, current smokers, to have a higher BMI, and to consume more beverages and total energy daily.” Also they don’t wear seat belts, support the Arizona law, watch Fox news, vote Republican, hate kittens and ... [More]


Blaming the President “When asked by Judge Napolitano why he should not be held responsible for potential deaths caused by the leak, Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, answered that he contacted the White House about the leaks before they were released and asked them to review them. … Someone in this administration has blood on their hands, and Congress must demand a full disclo... [More]


Weiner When Republicans get worked up, it’s frightening and dangerous. When Democrats do it, it’s fiery and colorful. Dykes gives a fairly level headed account but Greg Sargent’s far left position is pretty much the unofficial mainstream media narrative: Democrats are bumbling and ineffective, Republicans are diabolical. When the Democrats were stonewalling everything George W... [More]


Jul
27

Julian Assange

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Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday he worries that the leaks won’t stop “until we see someone in an orange jump suit.” Orange jump suit? This guy should be labeled an enemy combatant and we should be doing everything we can to get him extradited to America and prosecuted as soon as possible. American forces should be ... [More]


Jul
26

Krauthammer

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Oh, you didn’t know? “As John Fund reports in the Wall Street Journal, Sens. Jay Rockefeller, Kent Conrad, and Tom Harkin are already looking forward to what they might get passed in a lame-duck session. Among the major items being considered are card check, budget-balancing through major tax hikes, and climate-change legislation involving heavy carbon taxes and regulation.” Thi... [More]


Sound familiar? “Dannehy faulted the Justice Department for firing Iglesias without even bothering to figure out whether complaints about him were true. That indicated ‘an undue sensitivity to politics on the part of DOJ officials who should answer not to partisan politics but to principles of fairness and justice,’ the Justice Department wrote in its letter.” After two yea... [More]


Jul
21

Commulism

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Jonah Goldberg’s take “He says he received the video in its edited form and I believe him. But the relevant question is, Would he have done the same thing over again if he had seen the full video from the outset?” Actually, the relevant question is: why would any journalist run an edited copy of a video before checking to see if there was a full version – and watching the ... [More]


Jul
13

Hypocrisy

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Bigotry? “We felt the time had come to stand up and say, ‘It’s time for the tea party to be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don’t tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members,’” NAACP President Ben Jealous said ahead of the debate. Really? Is the N.A.A.C.P. going to denounce the blatant bigotry of well known black activists such as A... [More]


Nit picking “The events reported overnight in Connecticut reinforce my belief that passengers have rights and are entitled to fair treatment when they fly,” I know this is nit picking but why can’t these guys just say “The airlines should not be permitted to trap passengers on an airplane for extended periods. We’re going to do what we can to resolve the issue.̶... [More]