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Entries from February 27th, 2009

Law, European Style

February 27th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 11 Comments · Comment Contest Friday

Many blogs do a caption contest every Friday wherein the blogger posts a picture and then visitors leave their take on an appropriate and funny caption for that photo. I really enjoy contributing to those sorts of things, but it doesn’t seem appropriate for TNC so how about a comment contest on Fridays. We select […]

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China’s Communist Party Losing Members

February 26th, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Foreign Affairs

The Epoch Times is a New York based newspaper that specializes in news on China, although it covers US and international news other than China as well. A lot of their stories have to do with the persecution of Falun Gong in China, which leads me to believe that the newspaper is owned or controlled […]

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Carter or FDR? Or What?

February 25th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Politics

Robert Tracinski makes an interesting point: I have been wondering whether Barack Obama will turn out to be another Jimmy Carter or another Franklin Roosevelt. The least bad option is Carter: a leader whose policies are disastrous for the economy and for US foreign policy, but who ends up being rejected by the American people […]

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Groundhog Day

February 25th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 11 Comments · Politics

In my day job I heard syndicated morning show host Tom Joyner say, “I’m just a DJ, but I don’t understand how tax cuts will stimulate jobs.” This is the statist mentality. It’s the same mentality that thought the west was doomed when the Soviet Union announced their five-year plan for the economy. They had […]

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They’ll Say Anything

February 24th, 2009 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Environmentalism

The Feb 24th Detroit News caries an Associated Press article by Randolph E. Schmid titled “Panel: Climate threat worse than thought”. It says that: “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimated that the risk of increased severe weather would rise with a global average temperature increase of between 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit and 3.6 degrees above […]

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The Beginning of the End

February 21st, 2009 by Myrhaf · 9 Comments · Politics

Every time we read about the HR1, the government spending and Democrat reelection bill, people find new things in it that no one knew about. “Tyranny by stealth” has become the Democrat motto.

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Rick “Sam Adams” Santelli

February 19th, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Culture

I’ve always loved listening to Rick Santelli, of CNBC.  He’s the closest thing to a capitalist I’ve ever seen on any business show on television.  Today Drudge linked to a video clip of Rick that shows just why I love listening to him. He talks about the Founding Fathers turning over in their graves over […]

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A Curious Situation

February 19th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 5 Comments · Foreign Affairs

In researching African development for my entry on Ethiopia, I came across a startling fact about a neighboring country that I had never encountered before. When one thinks of Somalia, one thinks of pirates, the civil war (and Clinton’s disastrous humanitarian intervention in 1993), extreme poverty, and anarchy. From the perspective of the Western democracies, […]

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Shell Game

February 18th, 2009 by Inspector · 6 Comments · Business

I don’t normally watch The Daily Show, but I caught part of an episode by accident today. In it, Jon Stewart was grilling a former Republican congressman about his opposition to Obama’s massive “bailout.” Stewart had this Republican on the ropes because he was able to control the language of their discussion and this hapless […]

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Stealth Tyranny

February 17th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Politics

Robert Tracinski’s TIA Daily links to a column by Betsy McCaughey that reveals Tom Daschle’s attempt to socialize medicine in America by quietly slipping his plan into the “stimulus bill.” One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems […]

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The Religious Left

February 15th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Culture

If you think the religious right is bad — and it is — get a load of the religious left. Brian McLaren unites religion and environmentalism in an assault on capitalism. The fit makes perfect sense by the premises of both ideologies, for each disdains the materialism and greed of this world. The logic of […]

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The Achievement “Hit”

February 13th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 5 Comments · Comment Contest Friday

Many blogs do a caption contest every Friday wherein the blogger posts a picture and then visitors leave their take on an appropriate and funny caption for that photo. I really enjoy contributing to those sorts of things, but it doesn’t seem appropriate for TNC so how about a comment contest on Fridays. We select […]

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Another Grim Milestone

February 13th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Politics

As America descends into fascism, we have seen milestones in the last decade that mark our decline. Al Gore’s flouting of the voting process, a pillar of our freedom, was a marker. The rise in violent demonstrations by “anarchists,” compassionate conservatism, a permanent war of American sacrifice abroad, , bailouts and the de facto nationalization […]

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February 13th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Politics

The birth of octuplets to a single mother of six children caused a significant stir in the United States. Outrage boiled over when it was discovered that she was on welfare and unemployed. Bloggers and talk show radio callers second-guessed the choices she’s made in her life, questioning the wisdom of her fertility treatments, her […]

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Rush Limbaugh, Statist Monster

February 12th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 37 Comments · Culture

Yesterday Rush Limbaugh revealed an ugliness inside the modern conservative. He was filled with as much emotional intensity as I have ever heard from him as he railed about how the right would have its revenge on the left. We’re going to treat them the same way they have been treating us for years.  We […]

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Smiling Daggers

February 11th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 5 Comments · Culture

Don’t be fooled by “libertarian paternalism.”

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Are We Paying Attention?

February 10th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Politics

Looking at the latest to come from the Divine Being in the White House, Obama wants to move control of the Census from the Commerce Department to the White House. We can’t have all those eggheads trained in statistics working on something of political importance. If there is one thing Obama understands, it is consolidating […]

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Art and The Inconsequentialness of Nature

February 9th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 9 Comments · Culture

This is a guest post by Joseph Kellard, a journalist and commentator living in New York. You can visit his blogs at and On Saturday I was enticed to the Nassau County Museum of Art for the exhibit: “Poetic Journey: Hudson River Paintings from the Grey Collection.” (The next day, the New York […]

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Three Good Medical Posts

February 6th, 2009 by Mike N · 5 Comments · Politics

At the blog We Stand Firm, Diana and Paul Hsieh, Lin Zinser and Ari Armstrong are doing a great job of fighting against socialized medicine. Friday’s Feb 6th post is about an article by Greg Scandlen of the Heartland Institute on the subject of mandatory health insurance and how it’s wrong in theory and practice. […]

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What Part of “No Law” Don’t You Understand?

February 6th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 13 Comments · Politics

Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is the latest Democrat to call for bringing back the Fairness Doctrine in radio broadcasting. I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I […]

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