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Government Collecting Too Much Information About You? Party Followers Change Answer based on who is President

From the Pew Research Center’s American Values Survey:

When a Republican is in the White House, Democrats are more concerned than Republicans about the prying eyes of big government.

When a Democrat is in the White House, Republicans are more concerned than Democrats about the prying eyes of big government.

My authority figure is [...]

The Sheep Go Baa

Spotted a few feet away from the Transportation Security Agency’s full-body scanner in the Houston airport:

Say baa, America.

Speaker Calls on Congress to Act Like Sheep

Vaughn Baker, who carries the title of Pastor of the Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, was chosen to perform the official, government-approved religious ritual in the House of Representatives this Wednesday. During that ritual, which is supposed to provide religious direction to Congress, Baker spoke to his God and said, “You are [...]

Obama Makes A Littler Bighorn Than Bush

The reduction announced today eliminates protection from areas that the USFWS acknowledges are critical habitat without which the peninsular bighorn sheep might not survive. [...]

Democratic Party Sheep Begin their Bleat: Nowadays, Dissent is Bullshit

During the Bush years, we heard again and again from members of the Democratic Party that “Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism.” They were right. Mark Twain put it another way:

The citizen who thinks he sees that the commonwealth’s political clothes are worn out, and yet holds his peace and does not agitate [...]

Shop Like a Sheep or an Odd Bird: Election Store Sorted by Popularity

What sort of political animal are you, anyway? Are you a sheep, looking to follow the herd with the hottest political button out there right now? Or are you an odd bird, looking for a bumper sticker that others have overlooked or disdained, something with a message that will distinguish you from the rest?

Be [...]

What it Means for Barack Obama to Have Lost My Vote

Last week, I indicated in a video that because Barack Obama had not only broken his promise to oppose the FISA Amendments Act through filibuster, but had also turned his back on the Bill of Rights in general and the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in particular, Barack Obama had “lost my vote.”

I’ve [...]

Dismember and Eat a Sheep, But Don’t Hoo-Hoo It

Now, I need to say right from the top that I am not a person who hoo-hoos sheep. But a question of moral values related to that just popped into my head:

Why is it perfectly OK in our society to dismember and eat a sheep,

but

It is a big time sin, punishable crime, [...]