Archive for 2007

Yet another reason to vote for Fred Thompson

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From the AP: Republican Fred Thompson, son of a used-car salesman, remembers his years before law offices, Hollywood and the Senate. “Well, let’s see,” he said. “I’ve worked in a factory, I was a bouncer at my uncle’s drag strip, I worked at the post office, I sold children’s shoes, I sold ladies’, I sold […]

More words of praise for Thompson from Rush Limbaugh

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Rush Limbaugh had some more words of praise for Thompson on his show yesterday.

Republican YouTube debate

Not being in the US, I’m unable to watch most of the televised debates, but I was able to watch the YouTube debate. The biggest thing that struck me was how unpresidential Rudy seems. He seems like a small, small man. I don’t know what people see in him. He should not be the frontrunner. […]

Shakespeare translated Psalm 46

Sarcasm alert… Did you know that Shakespeare was involved in the translation of the King James Version of the Bible? It’s true! He even made sure that proper attribution would be made by inserting his name in code in the 46th Psalm. The 46th word from the beginning is shake and the 46th word from […]

The 1,800-year Israeli drought

Joseph Farah has a very interesting piece today on rainfall in Israel. I found the story fascinating: Update: See the comments below for links to articles that state that there have been droughts in Israel since its re-establishment and that rainfall has actually decreased in the last century. The 1,800-year drought is still interesting to […]

Scientists exaggerate? Tell me it ain’t so!

It turns out that “The United Nations’ top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated [read “lied about”] both the size and the course of the [AIDS] epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade…” They also said they cannot rule out futher downward revisions. Leave […]

Stem cell breakthrough

Speaking of stem cell research, a friend has alerted me to the following story. Prolifers have been arguing for years that research on embryonic stem cells is both immoral and unnecessary (See my essay on the topic written in May 2002). Of course, advocates of embryonic stem cell research remain unconvinced. As I stated in […]

The folly of pacifism

Micah Tillman has an interesting discussion going on over at his blog. He notes that pacifism taken to its logical end must result in anarchism. Personally, I prefer black and white. If pacifism could stand up to scrutiny, I’d be all for it. I don’t like having to wade through shades of gray. Unfortunately, life […]

Meme time again

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I’ve got two memes to pass along today. The first is the Prudent Power Award from Prudent Musings for blogs that “share the truth.” The second is the You Lift Me Up Award which I received from In the Life of a Child. This one is for what it says: “lifting people up” and encouraging […]

Dolphins rock

This is totally off-topic for my blog, but it is very cool. I’ll never look at dolphins the same way again. Dolphins save surfer from becoming shark’s bait