Monthly Archives: April 2010

America the Butterball

  My fellow Americans, we’re fat.  But we need not be; the solution is simple.  I have discovered the perfect diet.   That America is suffering an epidemic of obesity is well established.   Nearly one in every three kids under … Continue reading »

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Christian Bias and Supreme Court Extremism

The Supreme Court revealed to the world on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, an extraordinary religious extremism that belies any quaint notion of judicial restraint. If the obvious ever needed to be emphasized, the call to replace Justice John Paul Stevens … Continue reading »

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In God We…Invest

Our financial institutions do not need to be regulated, they need to be prosecuted. No matter how effectively pending legislation in the end reigns in market excess, the new law can be nothing but a fig leaf barely covering the … Continue reading »

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Dow Hovers Near 11,000: This is Obama’s Market

On Bill Clinton’s first inaugural day, the DJIA was at 3310. The market was 6813 when he was next inaugurated. At the end of Clinton’s second term, on the day Bush took office, the DJIA was at 10,578; that is … Continue reading »

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Week’s Funniest Joke: GOP Demands Obama Nominate Mainstream Candidate to Supreme Court

“I have hopes that President Obama will at least try to appoint somebody who will get a huge bipartisan vote, and if he will, he’s going to go down in history as a better president. If he doesn’t, there’s going … Continue reading »

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I Feel Your Pain Even When You Can’t: Another Assault on a Woman’s Right to Choose

Nebraska lawmakers passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks based on the theory that a fetus at that stage feels pain. In doing so, their attempt to restrict abortion paradoxically undermines every argument anti-abortionists put forth in making their … Continue reading »

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The Confederacy: Kill the Myth Once and For All

On April 3, 1865, Richmond, Virginia, fell to Union soldiers as Confederate troops retreated to the West, exhausted, weak, and low on supplies. The end would come soon thereafter. On April 5, Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant … Continue reading »

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Vatican Chooses to Prey on Rather Than Pray for Children

The most recent sex abuse scandal implicating the Pope in a cover up was filling the airways, so I saw no reason to pile on. In addition, the story has the whiff of a “dog bites man” piece, not surprising … Continue reading »

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Flip Flopping on Obama: Democrats are Wimps

We fully expect rats to abandon a sinking ship, but even those readily disloyal rodents wait for a leak to spring before contemplating a swim. In contrast, Democrats scramble frantically to jump overboard at the first whiff of a moist … Continue reading »

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