Archive for March, 2004

Vacation!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2004

I am going away on vacation in Utah for about a week or two.

The Banks Are Not Safe From Economic Problems

Monday, March 29th, 2004

Frank Shostak argues that banks are vulnerable to the continued weakening of the dollar by the Fed.

Taking Turtablism Seriously

Monday, March 29th, 2004

CBS News Sunday Morning had a piece on treating turntables as instruments. QUOTE:

Among the many sounds at Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, where the only music on the curriculum is contemporary, one could say its latest is a sort of throwback to the past

Today, the turntable is no longer just for playing music, but making music. At Berklee, the turntable is the instrument.

Saddam Does Not Equal Hitler

Monday, March 29th, 2004

Matt Welch argues that comparisons of the current Iraq war to Saddam are misguided.

Gays Can Stay, For Now

Friday, March 26th, 2004

Tom G. Palmer points out that during our recent time of war, the military has stopped dismissing gay soldiers.

Winds of Change.NET: Palestinians and the Image Problem

Friday, March 26th, 2004

Hossein Derakhshan the Palestinians suffer from an image problem.

Housing Causes Terrorism

Friday, March 26th, 2004

Just as buying drugs cause terrorism, Kathy Kinsley points out buying houses causes terrorism.

9/11 was not Bush or Clinton’s fault.

Friday, March 26th, 2004

Citizen Smashthe only one to blame for 9/11 is Osama

World Net Daily Attacks Democrats For Having Outkast At Event And Look Stupid

Friday, March 26th, 2004

WorldNetDaily.com has an article which basically points out that on Outkast’s website their is a picture of Andre 3000 holding a gun. WorldNetDaily does not say it but the obvious point they are trying to make is that the Democrats are hypocritical for having an artist perform who has been pictured holding a gun. WorldNetDaily then goes on to point out Outkast uses profanity and has song titles on their album and have song titles with sexual innuendo. I guess World Net Daily expects us to be outraged and hate the Democrats because of it. Outkast won Best Album of The Year for their latest album despite the fear of a rap planet. WorldNetDaily does not realize it is on the losing side of the culture war on this issue.

Cutting Spending Is Popular

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

The Heritage Foundation points out several governors have grown in popularity for their attempts to cut government. Quote:

Conventional wisdom has long held that voters punish politicians who cut government spending. Politicians fear that they will be labeled uncaring, lose friends, and maybe even lose their jobs if they try to scale back the size of government, even for the sake of balancing a budget.

If this was ever the case, it is no longer. In the face of increasing government obligations to fund priority programs, reductions in nonessential spending are not only necessary, feasible, and responsible, but also popular . A survey of state executives makes the point clear: Regardless of party, current governors who have cut state spending to balance their budgets enjoy strong popularity. Further, their counterparts who chose to raise taxes find support waning.

link via Bill Hobbs