Archive for April, 2006

The FDA, marijuana and bureaucratic neutrality

Friday, April 21st, 2006

So, I am arguing with a buddy the other day about the relative merits of statism (those who think the state needs a bigger role) versus pure economic liberalism (those who think that a free market will solve all our problems). Well, it was not so much an argument so much as it was two [...]

Waco revisited

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Goodness. It is hard to believe, but the Branch Davidian incident at Waco, Texas happened 13 years ago. It sure does not feel like that much time has passed. What they say is true, as we get older time truly does seem to move much faster. I bring this up because some of the survivors [...]

The problem with informing the public

Monday, April 17th, 2006

My cohort and I met today with a gentleman that wishes to start some sort of newsletter that would help keep people informed of what their elected officials are doing, a sort of political accountability report. We, of course, stated we would join the effort with some additional meeting and planning time. I figured I [...]

Ann Coulter: Queen of Republican Spin

Monday, April 10th, 2006

So I saw that Ann Coulter has a new book coming out this summer entitled Godless, The Church of Liberalism. So , I decided I would go to her website and see what was new in her isolated world of perfect Republican values. Besides, we all know I love her body, of work that is. [...]

A history of domination

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

I was talking with some cohorts and we arrived at the subject of how societies developed over the centuries. Looking back at history we observe that all civilizations operated on the principle of domination of some over the many. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all had slaves. I would venture to bet that most if [...]

Benzene in soft drinks or How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love My Cigarettes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

While doing my normal rounds of news gathering I came upon this article on benzene in soft drinks. Now, this really is no surprise to me, but how about you? How about your friends and parents? How many people do you think actually pay attention to such things? Now, I know the spokesman from the [...]

Microcosmic debate part II

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Question: Do you think this cultural divide between the left and right in America is confined to their different understandings of religion and reason, or does it extend into other areas as well? If it does, what are other points of cultural schism between liberals and conservatives which are making rational public debate more and [...]