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Archive for January, 2008

Pell Grants For Kids = Vouchers In Disquise

Monday, January 28th, 2008

This is the first I’ve heard of this, and so I’ve not had a chance to review the President’s proposal. However, it seems like he’s got another plan to divert public funds to parochial and private education. Watch as the separation of church and state shrinks again. The fact ...

The Difference Between Obama & Clinton: “We” vs. “I”

Monday, January 28th, 2008

It’s history now, the South Carolina primary, that is. Barack Obama trounced “Mrs. Inevitable” Clinton and “Home State Johnny” Edwards in that southern state on Saturday, reigniting his campaign and making his chance at winning the Democratic nomination even better than before. And while the Obama campaign celebrated their ...

Does This “Science” Serve Any Purpose?

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I’m not religious (as you’d probably guess from some of my other posts) but I still found this article sort of irritating. The gist seems to be that people who believe in God — or anything supernatural — or who anthropomorp hize their pets, well, they’re basically just a bunch of ...

State Of The Union Reality Check

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Given that the Presidential Propaganda Catapult will be on full tilt this evening (and if you need proof of this just have a look at Laura Bush’s Guest roster for her box this evening), I thought I would post a question for us to consider today. This will follow below. Q ...

When Greed Isn’t Good

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I’m not sure whether to be worried or not, but I found myself agreeing with Mike Huckabee this week. For a man who thinks the planet was created last week, he’s remarkably astute about the stimulus package both parties are currently flogging. The Huckster hit the nail on the head when ...

Getting “Sullied”: Be Careful What You Dish Out

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

I have no particular axe to grind with Andrew Sullivan…e xcept for noting the inconsistenc ies in the many axes he grinds ad nauseam. His latest obsession is Bill and Hillary Clinton (of course focused on Hillary’s presidential aspirations) . Frankly, given his persistent efforts to negatively link Hillary to ...

The Sun Never Sets on the American Empire

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

The February 2008 issue of American Legion Magazine has an article entitled “Over There: Where In The Word We Are” by Alan W. Dowd. The article isn’t available online yet. The author has a website here. His earlier articles are accessible but not this current one. The United States has nearly ...

Energy Saving Cargo Ships

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

With the cost of diesel fuel running so high the cost of shipping products of any kind is effecting many of the things you and I buy every single day. Those big tankers and container ships do not get the kind of mileage your Chevrolet does and any cost savings ...

Rick Majerus & The Long Arm Of The Archbishop

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Rick Majerus has been a college basketball coach for many years and he currently works for St. Louis University, a Catholic University under the auspices of the Jesuits. Majerus has always been a colorful figure but one wouldn’t expect his off the cuff comments to a news reporter at a ...

Alan Grayson in Florida’s 8th

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

One of the things that ticks me off about the one sided war in Iraq is the non-stop “No Bid” contract awards. With those awarded contracts comes a lot of corruption and waste. The waste is called double billing, triple billing or just plain outright billing without doing a damn ...

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