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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Responding to the Republican platform – "Traditional" marriage

Over a long series of blog posts, I’m going to pick apart the 2008 Republican Platform and respond to it, one or several sections at a time. I won’t be going in order, though, and some statements may be omitted from rebuttal if they are general or introductory statements. Some parts I know I will […]

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"Citizen Congress"

In response to my last article regarding a near-continuous attempt by Rep. Serrano to repeal the 22nd Amendment, I received a rather interesting comment that I ultimately decided to not approve because it was not relevant to the topic at hand: Here’s a practical Tea Party type strategy to create a “Citizen Congress” A Congress […]

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Repealing the 22nd Amendment

The Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution is one part of the Constitution that should never be touched. Never. A limit on the presidential term is necessary. I warned on Facebook months ago to be immediately alarmed when someone aims to remove this limit. Well unbeknownst to me at the time I made that statement, a […]

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Stripping jurisdiction from the Federal courts

Here is an interesting question to ponder: does Congress have the power to exempt from the United States Supreme Court or Federal courts cases dealing with certain topics? This question arises from a rather startling trend I’ve noticed within conservative circles, and that is the desire to see certain topics stripped from Federal jurisdiction, the […]

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Window films

I typically don’t talk much about energy efficiency. Living in an apartment, unless you can negotiate with the property management about your appliances, you typically have to take what you’ve got. This means that the options to living more energy efficient are limited. Now there are some cheap methods you can use to reduce how […]

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Drive safe out there

It’s become something of a reflex for me. Whenever I part company with someone, I tend to almost instinctively say "drive safe", or something like that. I started doing that while in college, and I’ll explain why, but I want you to watch this video first if you haven’t already seen it: Thanks to my […]

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Who is and is not a Christian?

My last article regarding the "No true Christian" fallacy struck a chord with a good friend of mine. I call him a good friend because I’ve known both him and his wife since we were all in college. And as friends often do, we don’t agree on everything, especially religion. The chord I struck was […]

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No true Christian…

Imagine Hamish McDonald, a Scotsman, sitting down with his Glasgow Morning Herald and seeing an article about how the "Brighton Sex Maniac Strikes Again." Hamish is shocked and declares that "No Scotsman would do such a thing." The next day he sits down to read his Glasgow Morning Herald again and this time finds an […]

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Revisiting Kent Schaible

Recently out of a curiosity I decided to see if I could find information on the Kent Schaible case through the court docket. The criminal trial for Herbert and Catherine Schaible is set for December 6, 2010, over which it shall be presided by Senior Judge Carolyn Engel Temin. Docket No.: CP-51-CR-0012965-2009 and CP-51-CR-0012966-2009 Herbert […]

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God is banished from the classroom?

Note: This discussion should be considered applicable to the United States only. Prayers are one of the dominating themes of religion. They range from simple verbal requests to a deity to offerings, sacrifices, and ceremonies trying to win the deity’s favor or praise, or to ask that they not be vanquished in some weather phenomenon […]

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