At least in America

I don’t even know what to say about this commercial—that no one is better qualified to parody liberalism than liberals? that sometimes if you wait, they’ll top themselves?

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And speaking of meat

February 20, 2010

You’ve heard of coffee grounds (grains of ground coffee), and you may have heard of “pork rinds” (dried fried pork skin), but I bet you haven’t heard this one:  At the grocery store today, my ground beef rang up as “beef grinds”.

"beef grinds"

Just because I wrote about PETA a little while ago, I have to share this:  Earlier today I was wearing my leather jacket, eating a delicious ham dinner, when I learned that someone had written a new book about such matters, A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights MovementRead the rest of this entry »

Life, Liberty, and _______

February 16, 2010

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

You know the words.  They’re in the Declaration of Independence.  Sometimes people get confused and say that they’re in the Constitution—but did you know that they are in constitutions?  Many of our country’s state constitutions reiterate, in one form or another, some of those same timeless truths.

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A caller to a talk show, after making what he agreed was an astonishing claim, when asked what his source for that information had been:

“I read it in a [pause] pamphlet, at a [pause] rally.  I have no reason to believe it’s false.”

Reinventing the RightA friend of a friend recently finished editing a book, a collection of essays entitled Reinventing the Right: Conservative Voices for the New Millennium.  According to the editors’ introduction, the authors of the essays are not “academicians” or “politicos”, but “students and soldiers, teachers and artists, lawyers and laborers.”  Each essay aims to apply “the tenets of our conservatism to a specific policy area.”  I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but it sounds good.

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