Tuesday, 6 November 2007


Does anyone make more sense, week in and week out, than Thomas Sowell? See here. Pace Sowell, he is a conservative, not a libertarian. Libertarians are progressives.


I thought I’d see what the moonbats are saying about the effort to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. Take a look at the last line of this reader comment. Don’t you love the juxtaposition of “more deaths” and “higher gas prices”? It confirms my belief that progressives don’t care about Iraqis or Iranians. What they care about is power—and they’re willing to use Iraqis and Iranians as a mere means to that end. Let me spell it out. Progressives pretend to care about Iraqis and Iranians so that they can express outrage at President Bush’s policies. The aim of this outrage is to turn people against the president (and his party) and thereby increase the likelihood of a Democrat being elected next time around.


If this isn’t the best album ever made, then the Pope isn’t Catholic.

The Problem of Evil

One of my students brought this to my attention.


I voted this afternoon when I got home from school. I asked my Logic students this morning whether they planned to vote. Only four of the 32 students raised a hand. How many of the 28 nonvoters will complain about some law or public act during the next year? If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain. What do you think?

A Year Ago



Alex Rodriguez could remain a New York Yankee. In fact, he probably will. The Yankees have said that they won’t try to sign him, but they can change their mind. To my knowledge, A-Rod hasn’t burned any bridges. What are you hearing, Yankee fans? More importantly, what’s your preference? Do you want A-Rod back, or do you hope he goes elsewhere? Before you answer, think about all the pitching you could have for $30,000,000 per year.

I also have a question for Red Sox fans. Do you want A-Rod? I would have thought the answer is yes, if only to spite the Yankees, but I read somewhere that Red Sox fans hate A-Rod. Is that so? If it is, why? Just imagine how many home runs A-Rod would hit in the cozy confines of Fenway Park, and just imagine how eager he would be to defeat the Yankees. It’s hard to believe the rivalry between these teams could get more intense, but it would.

Addendum: After I wrote this post, I did a Google search on “Alex Rodriguez” and found this.


Take a few minutes
To make democracy work
It’s election day

Global Warmism

Will Nehs sent a link to this.

From Today’s New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “Devices Enforce Cellular Silence, Sweet but Illegal” (front page, Nov. 4):

Yes, it’s true: as James Katz, director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Rutgers University, says, “If anything characterizes the 21st century, it’s our inability to restrain ourselves for the benefit of other people.”

Cellphone use is but one manifestation of this unhappy fact. Or maybe it was always so, but with more of us living in closer proximity, today it’s more obvious.

Practically everyone alive capable of using a cellphone remembers when we didn’t have them. What did we do then? We got on just fine. I am no Luddite, but it seems to me we should remember this and exercise a little judgment before using our phones. Do I really have to take or make this call, will this call disturb those around me, can I move away from others, can I speak in low tones, can I keep it short?

Texting is only marginally better. Here, the rule of thumbs should be: will my texting interfere with where I am and whom I am with in person? How dispiriting to lose someone’s attention because the text message is potentially more important than who you are or what you are saying.

“In person” should trump everything and everyone else, hands (and thumbs) down.

Sheila Reilly
Newport R.I., Nov. 4, 2007

Note from KBJ: I’m amazed that so many people are willing to be leashed.

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