From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Thank you, Tennessee Republicans, for keeping your priorities straight, protecting us from the Muslim menace of clean floors. What’s next? Will followers of Osama Bin Laden demand that we start washing our hands before eating dinner? It’s Sharia, I tell you! Sharia! [...]
States that prohibit atheists from holding public office have a higher average rate of poverty (15.4%) than states that allow atheists to hold public office (13.1%). [...]
Among the lobbyists who are hosting the cash bar for Senator Bob Corker at Hogan Lovells LLC tomorrow are Kate Fulton, a lobbyist who works exclusively for BlackRock Capital Management; and Jade West, a lobbyist employed by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. Who knows who else might show up at this very special meal? [...]
… in which Herman Cain and Susan Lynn dream up schemes to infringe on American Muslims’ civil liberties now because they just might put a door ding in the metaphorical Hummer of American Christianity later. Read on … [...]
Why should I have to pay taxes? Why don’t we cut more taxes? Why don’t we outsource everything to private companies?
News Item: Tennesee fire department with pay-for-service plan watches while non-paying house burns to the ground.
“Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes. Without a tax structure for [...]
The fire has set back plans for the Islamic Center, but was it purposefully set? It’s a story to keep an eye on, but a with a dose of restraint. [...]
Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times does good service this morning, informing us that a movement against religious freedom is spreading far and wide across America.
We’ve heard before of a push by Sarah Palin, Mark Williams and other prominent figures in the GOP-controlled wing of the “Tea Party” to ban the building of [...]
If you want socialized churches, then you’ll support Zach Wamp’s earmark for a Big Government public option church on Fort Campbell. If you’re a conservative with any consistency, though, you’ll fight Wamp’s option to deprive the Fort Campbell community of church choice. [...]
A wind farm on top of that mountain could produce electricity for more than a billion years. The coal obtained by pulling that mountain down, on the other hand, will only produce electricity once. [...]
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