News Comment Archive

  • This is just a quick note on Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC), who interrupted Obama’s Wednesday night speech with “you lie!” Which, by the way, was true: Obama lied when he said the current plans didn't cover illegal immigrants. I only have two criticisms for the Representative.

    Joe Wilson: My Thoughts

    This is just a quick note on Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC), who interrupted Obama’s Wednesday night speech with “you lie!” Which, by the way, was true: Obama lied when he said the current plans didn't cover illegal immigrants. I only have two criticisms for the Representative.

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  • Just got an email that's torqued my lugnuts a bit too much concerning Brian McLaren. In case you're unfamiliar, he's one of the most influential "evangelicals" in America...at least, according to Time magazine. I put "evangelical" in quotes, because, by my reading, the man doesn't seem to have the whole Christian thing figured out yet.

    Brian McLaren needs to butt out

    Just got an email that's torqued my lugnuts a bit too much concerning Brian McLaren. In case you're unfamiliar, he's one of the most influential "evangelicals" in America...at least, according to Time magazine. I put "evangelical" in quotes, because, by my reading, the man doesn't seem to have the whole Christian thing figured out yet.

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  • I was doing something the other day I won't be doing again in the foreseeable future: reading a Motor Trend magazine. I was out of toilet reading material, but, while reading, I found another toiletry use for the magazine. Yup, they're pushing an increased gas tax, like the government's talking about even now.  It's all about forced behavior modification and enhanced governmental control over lives.

    Gas Tax Idiocy

    I was doing something the other day I won't be doing again in the foreseeable future: reading a Motor Trend magazine. I was out of toilet reading material, but, while reading, I found another toiletry use for the magazine. Yup, they're pushing an increased gas tax, like the government's talking about even now. It's all about forced behavior modification and enhanced governmental control over lives.

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  • I got to do something a week or so ago that I haven't been able to do in quite some time: watch a space shuttle launch.  I can't even remember the last time I'd watched one, but it's just as awesome as I remember them.  But with all the talk of retiring the shuttles floating about and current government plans for replacement, I really have to look back and evaluate my understanding of the space program.

    Awe of Space Travel

    I got to do something a week or so ago that I haven't been able to do in quite some time: watch a space shuttle launch. I can't even remember the last time I'd watched one, but it's just as awesome as I remember them. But with all the talk of retiring the shuttles floating about and current government plans for replacement, I really have to look back and evaluate my understanding of the space program.

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  • I have always hated the entire concept of eminent domain ever since the state came to my father and made him sell some of his frontage property.

    I Hate Eminent Domain

    I have always hated the entire concept of eminent domain ever since the state came to my father and made him sell some of his frontage property.

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  • Excuse me, but I don't feel like leaving my life in the hands of men who only have to qualify their gun handling skills once a year, much less to some nutbar with a grudge.

    Journalism’s Gun Nitwittery

    Excuse me, but I don't feel like leaving my life in the hands of men who only have to qualify their gun handling skills once a year, much less to some nutbar with a grudge.

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  • I am an Opera user, and I have been ever since the late nineties...probably as early as 1997.  I love Opera...I always have and, from the looks of it, always will.  It's here to stay, and there is no reason to pull the plug on it.

    I love Opera!

    I am an Opera user, and I have been ever since the late nineties...probably as early as 1997. I love Opera...I always have and, from the looks of it, always will. It's here to stay, and there is no reason to pull the plug on it.

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  • In further attempts to better waste taxpayer time and money, representatives to the U.S. House have proposed the College Football Playoff Act of 2009.  Hey, try winning all your games next time, and stop wasting Congressional law-making power.

    The Longhorn Revenge Law?

    In further attempts to better waste taxpayer time and money, representatives to the U.S. House have proposed the College Football Playoff Act of 2009. Hey, try winning all your games next time, and stop wasting Congressional law-making power.

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  • Indeed, it's a huge load of baloney.  If you watch the news to any degree, you've been hearing this hokum for some time.  Yeah, it's actually several degrees worse than mere baloney, but I'll restrict it to that.

    Poor People Eating Fast Food to Survive is Bologna

    Indeed, it's a huge load of baloney.  If you watch the news to any degree, you've been hearing this hokum for some time.  Yeah, it's actually several degrees worse than mere baloney, but I'll restrict it to that.

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  • <i>originally posted December 4th, 2008</i>

For some perverted reason, over the last few years there's not been a Christmas that has gone unspoiled by some tomfoolery. This year (2008), the flashpoint is apparently centered in the Washington State Capital building, where an atheistic organization placed a sign protesting religion in general, Christianity in particular, and Christmas expressly. 

It's a display that smacks of spiteful children railing about how unfair some fact of life is.

    Merry…winter solstice? I don’t think so.

    originally posted December 4th, 2008 For some perverted reason, over the last few years there's not been a Christmas that has gone unspoiled by some tomfoolery. This year (2008), the flashpoint is apparently centered in the Washington State Capital building, where an atheistic organization placed a sign protesting religion in general, Christianity in particular, and Christmas expressly. It's a display that smacks of spiteful children railing about how unfair some fact of life is.

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