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It’s not about Abortion

But the abortion issue plays so well. Had a yellow dog reply to me the other day “I hope Roe is overturned before 2008!” In response to my entry on the impending Democratic Victory at the polls. The elections that will be impacted are the 2006 elections (2008’s will probably also go against the Reps, …

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Religion

Da Vinci Court & Opus Dei

Noticed on news today that the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail are looking for a slice of Dan Brown‘s Da Vinci Code pie. Maybe they should have written a fiction novel instead of trying for the non-fiction label themselves. They would have needed more of a plot, though. Read this defense of the antagonists …

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Politics

Boston Legal, Jury Nullification, Euthanasia

Speaking of Boston Legal (I was) the episode “Live Big” (that aired on the 21st) features Alan Shore once again on the horns of an ethical dilemma. His client granted his Alzheimer’s afflicted wife’s request to have her life terminated. I love watching James Spader’s characterization of Alan Shore. He’s so wonderfully dry. The contrasting …

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LOST in time…

The significance of Hurley’s comment “…or what time?” The music that Sayid picks up on the short wave radio is Glen Miller playing ‘Moonlight Serenade’. Glen Miller who was mysteriously lost over the Pacific in WWII. Something else to ponder. Are they LOST in time as well?

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Libertarian Philosophy Politics

When are Taxes not Theft?

Heard on the radio today that Austin is going to give 3 million dollars as an incentive to HP so that they’ll graciously relocate here. Oh, I know, they aren’t actually ‘giving’ anything. They’re offering incentives (rebates on taxes) and I’m sure you and I won’t even notice that HP (the multi-national corporation) isn’t paying …

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Libertarian Philosophy Politics

Might *doesn’t* Make Right

Got into one of those discussions this weekend (I don’t know how I manage to do this so often) someone insisting that the use, or threat of use of force, is required routinely to provide a ‘safe and secure’ society. When I offered the counter observation that it was hardly the case, and that most …

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Politics

Precious Metals on the Rise?

I’m not going to pretend to be an authority on the subject (there are enough pretenders of that sort already on the web) but if some of the recent news is any indication, I think it’s safe to say that gold and silver will continue to rise: Item number 4 in this month’s Liberty Dollar …

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Politics

Boston Legal ‘Abortion’ episode

This furor over abortion (again) reminds me of last weeks Boston Legal (the ep. “Smile“) and the rape victim suing the Catholic hospital because they failed to provide her with the ‘morning after’ pill when she requested it. Specifically I am reminded of the exchange between the characters of Shirley Schmidt and Denise Bauer when, …

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Politics

Democratic Victory

Every conservative that I know makes a point of saying they are a “fiscal conservative”. They are, nearly to a man, worried most about the size and cost of government, and want to see it get smaller. Ask any American on the street prior to 9-11 what was most important for the government to focus …

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Recommending Firefox

I knew I was recommending it for a reason. It’s just nice to have it backed up with statistics. Here’s a quote: “Internet Explorer users are 21 times as likely to pick up spyware than Firefox users“ I’ve been using Firefox for several years now, and installing it on systems that my boss (yeah, you, …

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