Monthly Archives: September 2009

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Terrorism Requires a New Legal Framework

The debate over the enhanced interrogation techniques is almost Orwellian.  It is torture? Of course it is.  So is listening to any number of talking head simplistic moralizers from either end of the spectrum.  It is torture and the difference…

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New and Old Elites

“In the modern capitalist world, in which the historical extremes of poverty have been widely overcome, the most acute moral issues relate to recognition of accomplishment and superiority- treatment not of the poor but of the excellent and gifted people…

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Racists, Bigots and Culturalists

I was listening to Neal Boortz while on the treadmill the other day and the talkmaster was answering a caller’s question about the difference between racism and bigotry. Racism is belief in the superiority of once race over another.  A…

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Patronizing Twitterers

I am a recovering twitternizer. Twitternize is a word I made up; it is a combination of the words Twitter and patronize. To twitternize is to play to your Twitter audience by either posting an entry you think the Twitter…

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Three Components of a Conspiracist

from the Daily Gut- (just added to my recommended sites) go here So Charlie Sheen recently penned a fictitious conversation between himself and President Obama – one in which he questions our Commander-in-chief on the big 9/11 cover up. Yes,…

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The New Racism

Kudos to Obama and Gibbs for looking beyond racism for Wilson’s outburst.  Jimmy Carter should use this teaching moment. However inappropriate Wilson’s outburst may have been, it becomes almost racist itself to deny any other motivation especially when there is…

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Libertarian Cover

“Bill Maher is not a libertarian. He’s not even close. He’s a P.C. liberal.  The fact that he called his show Politically Incorrect is an absolute lie. If you watch Real Time and watch what he does to those that…

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Preserving Capitalism

I watched this interview with Eliot Spitzer by Fareed Zakaria from March of this Year on Zakaria’s show called GPS.  I was impressed with Spitzer’s view and his depth on the subject of the economic collapse.  (There are two other…

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Politically Correct Moralizing

“I became a conservative by being around liberals and I became a libertarian by being around conservatives.  You realized that there’s something distinctly in common between the two groups, the left and the right; the worst part of each of…

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A Monopoly on Truth

F.A. Hayek pushed a decentralist, libertarian line instead (of conservatism), because he believed that none of us has a monopoly on truth or knowledge and that “to live or work successfully with others requires.. an intellectual commitment to a type…

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Drunk on Panic

“A crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.” James Madison Is health care a crisis?  Bruce Walker gives a great answer at American Thinker. August 24, 2009 Infatuation with Crisis By Bruce Walker read the entire article here Excerpt…

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Technology vs Policy

Bjorn Lomborg is an economist who writes on global warming.  He acknowledges that the global warming exists, but he doubts the severity of the problem and the potential for success from many of the misguided policies being proposed. In the…

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App Crazy

I feel like a dinosaur whenever I use my simple LG flip phone.  I am surrounded by iPhones and Blackberries and the growing inability of anyone to have an eye to eye conversation for thirty seconds without checking their hi-tech…

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Neutralizing Iran

One of the options for neutralizing Iran’s nuclear capability would be to deploy a missile defense system that would render their missiles worthless.  The U.S. will be testing such a system in Israel soon. See the article here in the…

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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

While mindless mantras kept advocating that we are LESS safe as a result of Bush’s anti terror policies, some of us could not ignore the absence of terror attacks on our soil after 9/11. One reason was a very deliberate…

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