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Monthly Archives: May 2011

But it says "Congress shall make no law…"

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States states plainly: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress […]

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Retraction

Yesterday I alleged that I had been blocked from commenting on the right-wing blog “The Right Scoop”. This allegation is not correct according to an article posted this morning by The Right Scoop. Apparently a number of people, including those with conservative-leaning political views, also were blocked due to an apparent glitch in the Disqus […]

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Unwelcome dissent

In the comments on my blog you will always have a fairly wide berth for discussion. Disagree with me and anyone else who posts all you want. The only “rule” I have is that you not lower yourself to the level of attacking a person instead of the points of their argument. Doing so reduces […]

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Another doomsday come and gone

Weather alert: Fire and brimstone warning issued for May 21, 2001, redacted due to flawed data. The entire blogosphere is likely talking about the second, yet vastly more public failure of Harold Camping. First he predicted the Rapture would occur in September 1994, and after that first doomsday came without anyone being miraculously carted off […]

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Revisiting the practice of the wife taking the husband’s surname

Recall that about two months ago I discussed the well-ingrained tradition of the woman taking the husband’s name when they marry. Well, recently the Wall Street Journal published an article regarding this very issue. One thing provided was not very surprising: Well-educated women in high-earning occupations are significantly more likely to keep their maiden names, […]

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Nudity and prudery

Everyone is born nude. We find pictures of nude babies and nude young children “cute”. However should an adult appear in the buff, it seems that the response in this country might as well be “All hands to battle stations!” In case you haven’t heard, recently Meghan McCain, liberal daughter of populist-conservative Senator John McCain, […]

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An observation

First, let’s define a couple things. Pure capitalism and the free market mean that the market participants determine who of the market competitors survives. The competitors must adapt to a change in demand, try to change the demand in their favor, or die trying. Capitalism has been vulgarly called "economic Darwinism". Natural selection says virtually […]

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Indoctrinate

If you ever want to see the amount of hypocrisy that goes on in politics, there is only one word you need to know: indoctrination. The right accuses the left of using public schools as liberal indoctrination centers. Creationists are accused of trying to indoctrinate students with their attempts to get creationism into the public […]

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