Politics

Another era ends…

Perusing recent news, I stumble across an article discussing the dismissal of Sammy Allred from KVET. If that isn’t the end of an era, I don’t know what is. He’s been on the air in Austin in one form or fashion since 1965. Rumor has it, he is yet another victim of the continuing advancement …

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Politics

Rigging the Beauty Pageant?

I read an excellent opinion piece today (Paul Krugman: “Fearing Fear Itself”) on why none of the “front runners” amongst the Republican candidates stands a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the next election: …Franklin Delano Roosevelt urged the nation not to succumb to “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror.” But that was then. Today, many of …

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Humor

Today’s beef: Circumlocution

Direct and honest vs. roundabout and questionable. I think I’m having one conversation, the person I’m talking to is apparently having a completely different one. There’s something disconcerting about that. I’m at a loss for words on this subject, just because I can’t seem to wrap my head around the idea that what I’m saying …

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Politics

The Spending Bomb

I really don’t have anything to add to this: A trillion here, a trillion there, eventually it adds up to real bankruptcy. So by all means, let’s throw another log on the bonfire of our vanities by bombing Iran. Having already bit off more than we can chew, let us now bite off more than …

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Atheism Humor Podcast Politics Religion

FFrF Radio: Steve Benson

Podcast link.October 27, 2007 – Guests: Steve Benson & Robert R. Tiernan The grandson of Ezra Taft Benson (the former head of the Mormon church) is an Atheist. Gotta love that irony. I can’t say that he’s my favorite political cartoonist (I have a soft spot for local artist Ben Sargent) but he’s definitely good. …

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Technical Television

Connect America = Control of the Internet

It’s not making much news, but Hillary Clinton has a proposal that should have all of us running away from her in abject terror. No, it’s not the completely predictable proposal to force us all to pay for health insurance (that’s a yawner, from where I’m sitting) it’s the story being reported in this AP …

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Politics Terrorism

American Freedom Agenda Act

Today’s DownsizeDC post. This is one we should all get behind. The full text of this bill can be found on our Background page for this campaign. This legislation will . . . Repeal the “Military Commissions Act of 2007” and thereby restore the ancient right of habeas corpus and end legally sanctioned torture by …

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Atheism Politics

No Strings Attached

from the latest DownsizeDC dispatch… State, county, and municipal governments were not intended to be administrative districts of a powerful national government. They are supposed to be self-governing and accountable to the people. We don’t see that today. Where the federal government does not have direct control, it provides grants to state and local governments. …

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