An Olympic Entitlement Mentality

2012olympics The London Olympic Games promised to be epic, but Londoners and spectators are less than impressed. While fans and family members of athletes are getting increasingly frustrated by being refused tickets to Olympic events, local London businesses are not getting the expected boost in sales they were anticipating. Many merchants and owners are saying their […] Continue reading →

The Aurora Massacre and the War on Meaning

holmes The Batman massacre by orange-headed defendant James Holmes is a noisy burp following an extended sit-down meal at a buffet-style restaurant in a strip mall of modern philosophy. The fare in the first course is a high-fat all-you-can-eat consumerism with two side dishes — steamed post-modernism and cream-slathered despair. Nestled between is a bun from […] Continue reading →

Has “In God We Trust” Become a Fraud?

In God We Trust Fifty-six years ago today, on July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress, authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto. Atheists have claimed that the phrase was purely political; a Cold War concoction to counter the atheism of the Soviet Union. But the phrase goes […] Continue reading →

30,000 Drones Will be Watching Us

Drones_02 When the communists were a threat in the 1950s and 1960s, the American people made their own preparations for safety and survival. Americans knew their government could not save them from every contingency, so a number of them took matters into their own hands. Many of them built fallout shelters in their backyards. It seems […] Continue reading →

Who's Going to Win in November?

Obama_Romney In trying to simplify the state of the race and move past the statistical dead-heat that the national polls show the race in, I have done a little more electoral map analysis today.  I have taken advantage of RealClearPolitics’ delightful “create your own map” tool.  I put North Carolina and Missouri safely in the Romney […] Continue reading →

What's Truth Got to Do With It?

press You’ve heard it said that the First Amendment gives us the right to free speech, but it doesn’t give us the right to yell “Fire” in a crowded theater. In other words, with rights come certain responsibilities; we’re not given carte blanche to say anything we want at any time. The First Amendment also gives […] Continue reading →

Obama's Convenient Pro-Israel Campaign

Obama signs bill Should it come as a surprise that a few days before Mitt Romney is scheduled to visit Jerusalem, Obama signs a strengthened U.S.-Israel security bill and releases seventy million dollars to Israel touting America’s “unshakeable commitment”? The money is allegedly to help expand Israel’s short-range missile defense system, but I can’t help but wonder about […] Continue reading →