Archive for August 29th, 2007

The Cloud in Every Silver Lining

Drop in poverty: bad, bad news. From the Media Research Center: Though the AP headlined its story, “U.S. poverty rate declines significantly,” NBC anchor Brian Williams reported it dropped “a bit” and CBS anchor Katie Couric relayed how “the poverty rate is down slightly.” And while most of those in poverty manage to have many […]

Tobacco Tax Not Deterring Smokers

Surprising to many, higher tobacco taxes aren’t stopping low income smokers from lighting up. From KOTA: The study shows that increased taxes on tobacco through a 20-year span hasn’t changed habits. Overall between 1984 and 2004, smoking declined but not among low-income people. The proportion of low-income smokers before 1998 was 28%, after that, 29%. […]

Craig’s List Getting Longer

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Minnesota this month after being arrested by a plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of lewd conduct in a men’s restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Could this be why, since the “Republican Revolution” in 1994, conservatives have […]

Phanton Global Warming Consensus

Remember how Prophet of Doom Al Gore said there was complete concensus on global warming, that the science was in and the science was settled? Well, uh uh. The Daily Tech finds less than half of published scientists endorse anthropogenic global warming: Of 528 total papers on climate change, only 38 (7%) gave an explicit […]

Protecting Marriage from Never-Ending Attacks

There was a lot of angst from homosexuals and their “useful idiots” last year over the South Dakota marriage amendment (Amendment C), especially why it had that second sentence prohibiting “quasi marital relationship[s].” That language was included so as to prevent future and fresh attacks on marriage that used as-of-yet unthought of terms for things […]

Mandatory Gun Training and Drawing Contests

The insane freedom hating liberals with gun allergies need to understand thatguns are vital for their Liberty. It is very wrong to kick kids out of schoolfor drawing pictures of guns if they pose no threat to anyone. Guns are wonderful for order keeping, Freedom fighting; and food providing and every child needs to understand […]