November 29, 2011
From a liberal perspective: “Climategate: What Really Happened?”, Mother Jones, April 21st, 2011.
From a conservative perspective: “Scientists Behaving Badly”, National Review Online, November 28th, 2011.
Bonus: “Nothing Has Changed Post-Climategate”, the Corner, National Review Online, October 28th, 2010.
Hat tip to the Reformed Pastor.
November 28, 2011
I heard an ad for a gun Web site on the radio this morning. (They’re having their “cyber-Monday” sale.) I’ve never heard an ad for a gun Web site on the radio before. I wonder whether it’s a sign of a changing culture.
Certainly the different states’ laws have become much more congenial to concealed carry over the course of the last twenty-five years, as shown dramatically in this animated-GIF map from the Wikipedia article on the subject. Ohio’s own concealed-carry law was passed so recently that I remember when it happened. Read the rest of this entry »
November 20, 2011
Eternity Matters discusses (with illustrations) why the welfare state is bad, not just in any particular execution of the idea, but intrinsically. It’s short; read it—if not to believe and understand the world better, then at least to understand conservatives’ point of view a little bit better.
November 19, 2011
Governor Rick Perry had a bad moment in one of the two debates last week. He promised that if he becomes president, three federal agencies will be entirely eliminated: the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, and the Department of Energy.
Except he couldn’t name the Department of Energy.
Here’s the moment (with some context): Read the rest of this entry »
November 16, 2011
Funny quote of the day, about cleaning up the mess from Occupy Wall Street:
I pick up garbage [for a living], and these were some of the worst smells I’ve ever experienced.
Not so funny, from a “teach-in” at Occupy D. C. (scroll down for video, quote is c. 1:51-1:59):
The other thing we stress is building a base in the military, because if we’re talking about revolution, it means we have to win over some section of the military to be on our side . . . .
November 10, 2011
Ohio Issue 2 went down this week, by a three-to-two margin, 61% to 39%. It was outspent roughly three to one. The total “We Are Ohio” campaign was “more than $30 million”, most of which apparently came from out of state (source: first article again):
Labor went all in. National unions are estimated to have spent some $25 million on a methodical and unified campaign against the initiative . . . . Read the rest of this entry »