Archive for February, 2010

Hawaii Tsunami

Apparently the Tsunami from the Chile Earthquake didn’t hit Hawaii as hard as was initially expected. Good news for the folks at Hawaii. A friend of mine who lives in Honolulu said that it pretty much fizzled out before it got there, although from what I’ve seen it was still rather impressive.

Hawaii Tsunami Video Shows Massive Tidals Waves

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Intelligence and Liberalism

A recent study by psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa concludes that people who are more intelligent are more likely to be politically liberal. CNN and Time have given a good amount of publicity to this, as it provides fodder for the long-standing progressive notion that conservatism denotes lack or intelligence at best and mental disorder at worst (a notion that has helped justify numerous “re-education” camps and eugenics programs among communist and fascist regimes). Read the rest of this entry »

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God’s in Charge and Christian Conservatism

David Limbaugh pens an interesting article at Townhall, “Liberal Paranoia About Christian Conservatives.” In it, he argues that those on the Left reflexively attack any hint of religiosity demonstrated by any conservative as proof that conservative are fighting tooth and nail  to establish a Christian theocracy. He ties this to a desire by the Left to suppress any legitimate religious expression. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Regulating Nutritional Suppliments is Stupid

Melissa Clouthier at Right Wing News rebuts a previous article by John Hawkins calling for increased regulation of dietary suppliments. Her arguments prettyt much come down to consumer education and free market solutions, and I’m inclined to agree. It is not for the government to wipe people’s bottoms and tell them they can’t take a vitamin or herbal suppliment because some pharmeceutical company has lobbied government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Public Intoxication, Without the Intoxication

Adam Weinstein pens an article for Mother Jones that looks at the ridiculously vague and ripe for abuse public intoxication laws in Texas. Apparently, the laws are so vague that people can be arrested while still drinking in bars, and even if they’re not misbehaving at all. Incidents have cropped up in which police officers have targeted minorities for arrest using the vague laws. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tolkein’s History

Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy offers proof that the Lord of the Rings is an actual historical account. Due to fossils found in Indonesia, we know that Hobbis existed. Now there’s evidence that they had a fairly developed culture and even battled dragons — well, at least Komodo dragons.

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8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile – Pacific Tsunamis Expected

Headline should read: Neptune Pwnxorz South America and Pacific Rim

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at around 3 am Eastern time this morning. So far death tolls are in the low hundreds, but that will surely rise as casualties are confirmed. The earthquake is one of the most powerful recorded in 100 years, and aftershocks have been reported in excess of magnitude 6.Chile has officially declared a “State of Catastrophe.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Conservative Closet

I’m a college student. Being conservative on a college campus can prove tricky, especially for a grad student. Enduring rants againts Fox News and Glenn Beck during lectures is nothing unusual for me. I’m also — shall we say, unconventional in my religious beliefs and practices, and my co-religionsists are frequently of a liberal persuasion. This can make my political beliefs a point of contention at times. Sometimes it may be easier to hide my beliefs, and on occasion I do actively avoid commenting on politics because I know it’s just not the place to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Organizing for America

The latest in left-wing astroturfing is targeting conservative talk radio.

I give you Orgainizing for America.

This page at Barrack Obama’s website provides a talk radio show currently on the air and a phone number to reach it. (Clicking a link will give you a new one if you want.) Included are a set of talking points for Obamacare, as well as advice on including a personal sob-story. You then get to “report” your call. (they’re keeping track of this?)

So much for legitimate support for Obama’s health care plan if they’re having to resort to pre-scripted activist callers.

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Oh, the Irony

A new Tea Party movement is starting up — in Great Britain.

Apparently the mantra of “Taxed Enough Already” is spreading across the pond. I guess the Brits aren’t as happy with high-cost nanny-state socialism as we are led to believe.

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