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Entries from April 30th, 2010

Obama’s Way

April 30th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Obama explains his concept of the American way. We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it […]

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The Rights of Man, the Privileges of Citizen

April 29th, 2010 by Jim May · 17 Comments · Uncategorized

Says a commenter commenting on this article at LegalInsurrection: Living here is a privilege, not a right that every human being on earth is born with. This is the end-of-road for conservative anti-immigrationists:  the selective  degradation of the liberty to live in a particular place from a right to a “privilege”.  As a hostile commenter […]

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Global Warming debates: – facts first, then moral values

April 29th, 2010 by Embedded I · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

When moral issues are at stake, it is important to evoke powerful facts of reality showing why a particular moral stand is valid.   This is because most environmentalists believe &/or argue that the facts are with them, however poorly they understand those facts. It is counter-productive to proselytize for a large carbon footprint, except perhaps […]

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To the Worst Within Us

April 26th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

In a recent fundraising video President Obama says, It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again. I think it’s more than just electoral demographics that makes Obama think in terms of pressure groups. The […]

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Knee Jerks

April 22nd, 2010 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Politics

Today’s cartoon by Eric Allie is apt as usual:

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Exploit the Earth Day

April 21st, 2010 by Mike N · 12 Comments · Environmentalism, Uncategorized

Tomorrow, April 22nd is Exploit the Earth Day. This year I plan to celebrate it, weather permitting, by burning some scrap wood in my burner. This will of course release valuable carbon dioxide into the atmosphere thus warming our planet. You see warming the Earth will make growing seasons longer and this will benefit almost […]

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Leap of Faith

April 20th, 2010 by Mike N · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By way of the Detroit Free Press, today’s leap of faith is this gem of logic from Iran: promiscuous women are the cause of earthquakes. Proof that religion places reason in the seat of justifying faith in dogma. A look at reality however does hint at a solution to the quakes: “Some experts have even […]

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Lynch the Bankers

April 19th, 2010 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

On 4/15 I received an email from my Michigan Senator Carl Levin announcing that hearings on the banking crisis had just started. Sen Levin is the chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Naturally, the financial industry is presumed guilty and must now prove their innocence or somehow explain away their evil behavior.

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Racism — it is a matter of mind, not color.

April 12th, 2010 by Embedded I · 11 Comments · Culture

Morgan Freeman has made a truly insightful comment on racism. He is absolutely correct.

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Pssst, Left — Your Soul is Showing

April 6th, 2010 by Jim May · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

To hear the Left tell it, Christians are the ones who threaten us.  One way to spot the worst of them is to look out for the ones spouting eschatology.  That’s the part of Bible study involving prophecy, often involving those types who walk around intoning “Repent!  The End is Near!” I mean, obviously, someone […]

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Things Are Changing

April 4th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I remember reading a few years ago that the food packets we dropped on Afghanistan were, because of political correctness, made entirely vegetarian. The Afghans were not consulted in the preparation of these rations, and it turned out they wouldn’t touch the stuff. The food that our military delivered at some risk and considerable cost […]

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The New “Intellectuals”

April 2nd, 2010 by Chuck · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

In a recent interview Obama mused on the label of Socialist that many apply to him.  “I do think that everybody has a responsibility, Democrats or Republicans, to tone down some of this rhetoric. And the truth is some of these comments when you actually ask, well, this is based on what? This notion that […]

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