Archive for January, 2007

Starbums

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 15:36 Comments Off

I have a favorite Starbucks in my neighborhood that I pass on my way to work. So I stop there a few mornings per week for some caffeine fill-’er-up. The regular morning crew knows me well, but recently there’s been some new faces on the crew. Most weekday mornings the place is hopping with teenagers [...]

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If You Don’t Know What You are Saying,…..

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 10:57 Comments Off

I hate it when people make blanket statements, not having a clue as to what they really mean. One pop culture hackjob that irks me is this: “Well, it’s all relative, right?” Uh, no it isn’t.

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Bloodshed Before Freedom

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 6:29 Comments Off

“If it gets to the floor, there will be blood on the walls,” warned state Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta Democrat and member of the Legislative Black Caucus who bitterly opposes the plan. This comment comes in response to a plan by some Georgia legislators to spin off the ‘burbs of northern Atlanta into a [...]

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The Bottom-of-the-Barrel Military

Sunday, January 21, 2007 23:03 Comments Off

Mother Jones has a really good stat up on its webpage – but of course, much of this has been common knowledge for some time. Most revealing is the citizenship change – the government is willing to fork over Amerikkan status for any immigrant that wants to become cannon fodder in trade for health insurance [...]

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Kentucky-Fried Totalitarianism

Sunday, January 21, 2007 22:30 Comments Off

Ok, I avoid trans fats for the most part. But that is my decision based on my lifestyle and health goals. So get this — as Los Angeles is contemplating a New York-style trans fat ban, a Southen California TV station, KCET, contacted me and requested a short blog post expressing my opinion on the [...]

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Empire is not Constrained

Sunday, January 21, 2007 18:56 Comments Off

I heard a government talking head on one of the mainstream stations the other day. Unfortunately, the sound bite was so short I did not catch who was speaking – perhaps someone from Congress or the Department of War. In discussing options in Iran, this fella noted that (this is paraphrased) “Iran seems to think [...]

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Libertarian Centralists?

Sunday, January 21, 2007 17:34 Comments Off

One thing I find more useless than almost anything else is the incessant back-and-forth homilies and pseudo-intellectual dissertations that litter the Internet (libertarian email lists and some forums are perfect examples therein). Business Communications Profs, in Bus Com 101, teach you to eliminate unnecessary words. Get to the point. How easy it is. The discourse [...]

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More on Government and Fructoseology and Aspartame and Rumsfeld…….Wait, Rumsfeld?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 18:39 Comments Off

Wilt Alston gets it exactly right in his post on high-fructose corn syrup and stevia and aspartame. Since I had gathered many notes on this in the recent past, for an upcoming article, I want to bring up a few interesting points. Everytime the government and the swarming Health Nazis – who use government to [...]

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Big Government as an Alternative to “Big Government”

Monday, January 15, 2007 21:04 Comments Off

Brit conservative David Cameron has a bright idea as part of his proposal for “social responsibility”: “Firms could buy and sell permits to make alcoholic drinks or fatty foods under plans being put to Tory leaders.” This is being hailed as the free market solution, much like the trading of pollution permits. However, the only [...]

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More Anti-Semite Lament

Sunday, January 14, 2007 8:41 Comments Off

Fourteen Jewish members of the Carter Center resigned Friday as Board of Councilors over Jimmy Carter’s controversal book in which the ex-president blamed Israel for the failure of Middle East peace efforts. The Board of Councilor members accused Jimmy Carter of portraying the Israeli-Palistinian conflict as being purely one-sided with Israel at fault. The Jewish [...]

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