Archive for March, 2005

Who Bought Your Freedom of Speech?

Who Bought Your Freedom of Speech?

| March 21, 2005 | Reply

This is a story I want to follow in the coming weeks (or maybe do some work on myself) Ryan Sager, writing in both the New York Post and TechCentralStation, has blown the lid off of the so-called Campaign Finance Reform laws that passed in 2002. It seems that legislation was bought and paid for […]

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Terri Schaivo's Case Goes to the Federal Courts

Terri Schaivo's Case Goes to the Federal Courts

| March 21, 2005 | 2 Replies

Well, we’re firmly into crazy time with the Terri Schaivo case right now. Anger, on both sides, has given way to pure hyperbole from those who want Terri to live and those who want her to die. The situation is being further complicated by news agencies who can’t seem to get the basic facts of […]

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Congress Acts on Terri

Congress Acts on Terri

| March 20, 2005 | 18 Replies

Today, Congress is moving on the Terri Schaivo case with the expected amount of blustering from both sides. The law as it stands, as I understand it, would remove the case from the Florida courts and place it in a Federal court. I don’t have a problem with that. My largest objection in this case […]

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Boxer's Love is a Strange Love

Boxer's Love is a Strange Love

| March 19, 2005 | 3 Replies

I’m wondering when the firestorm of comment is going to begin here. In a rally organized by MoveOn, Senator Barbara Boxer has some rather adoring statements to say of her fellow Democratic Senators. None, though, was more adoring than what she had to say about Senator Robert Byrd. I transcribed the relevant section from her […]

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Religion and Genetics

Religion and Genetics

| March 19, 2005 | 7 Replies

I promised to revisit this topic, but it took me a couple days longer than I anticipated. I hope you’ll forgive that. Lacking the actual study, I’m left to deal with how the article describes it, which I understand may not be entirely accurate. But it’s what I have so I’m going to run with […]

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Terri Schaivo

Terri Schaivo

| March 18, 2005 | 2 Replies

I haven’t been on top of this case as much as perhaps I should have, but today, it’s really been on my mind. It’s bothering the hell out of me on a deeply personal level and I can’t quite shake it. And since I have a blog, you all get to share my thoughts on […]

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The Council Has Spoken – Thrice!

The Council Has Spoken – Thrice!

| March 18, 2005 | 1 Reply

I’ve gotten a bit remiss in my Council member duties of late but my inattention is your bounty. You’re going to get three – that’s THREE – weeks of winning Watcher’s Council votes in ONE POST! Oh frabjous day! Calloo Callay! The most recent vote scored another win (am I making a habit of this?) […]

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Oil's Well that Ends Well.

Oil's Well that Ends Well.

| March 18, 2005 | 8 Replies

Noted expert on…well, something, Patti Davis has decided to turn her prodigious ego to the matter of ANWR. You may have seen recently that the Senate has approved drilling in a section of the wildlife reserve to look for what a consensus of geologists believe is billions of gallons of oil. If not, let Ms. […]

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Leave Speech Be!

Leave Speech Be!

| March 18, 2005 | Reply

The federal government, in the form of the FEC, wants to toy with the idea of regulating internet speech. We’ve already seen how our politicians sold us down the river once and now they want to nibble around and do it again. Folks, that’s not going to happen here at The Shack. This blog remains […]

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I Can't Help Being Religious. It's my Genes.

I Can't Help Being Religious. It's my Genes.

| March 17, 2005 | 3 Replies

I’m going to come back to this one for more comment later this evening, but I wanted to post the link now. Scientists have releasd a study that suggests to some that the tendency toward religious beliefs is strongly determined by genetics. In other words, folks are religious because they’re wired that way. That strikes […]

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