Tuesday, September 4, 2007
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... the tough (obviously) go shopping. Pelosi at work, while troop funding waits. The WH not-so-subtly requested Ms. Pelosi to call the house back so they can get to work on a clean troop funding bill. Unlike the Senate did, Ms. Pelosi neglected to appoint conferees on the bill prior to her Middle-East trip, so any possible progress was completely stalled on reconciling the current bill, which is destined for veto anyway. Pelosi ought to be an embarrassment for the Dems. Thanks to Drudge.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
HOUSE HEARING ON 'WARMING OF THE PLANET' CANCELED AFTER ICE STORM
Tue Feb 13 2007 19:31:25 ET
The Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building has been postponed due to inclement weather. The hearing is entitled “Climate Change: Are Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities Contributing to a Warming of the Planet?”
Monday, February 5, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Ayn Rand is one of my favorite authors, even though I know her style is somewhat stiff. For me, it's the philosophy that matters. I've read Atlas Shrugged three times, and will probably do so again sometime. It is as important a book to me as the Bible is to so many others. No, Atlas Shrugged is not a "religious" book in the way the Bible is. It is not significant for any mystical content, for it has none. It is a work that celebrates rational man, and romanticizes (proudly) the potential man has to do ever greater things. It celebrates man as profoundly self-reliant, not dependent upon a gracious (or vengeful) god in the heavens, nor fearful of demons below.
Ayn Rand's philosophy is often thought of as grim, for the very reason that it does not invoke the idea of a God/Santa Claus/Easter Bunny/benevolent politician. But it's not grim -- it's liberating. Neither was Rand herself grim. YouTube currently has online a series of clips from an hour-long interview on the Phil Donahue show in the 70s. In it, we see a happy, humorous Ayn Rand, who doesn't suffer fools, but at the same time, is able to laugh at herself. The links are below. To my children, maybe this will give you a better idea of where your old man is coming from. To others, just enjoy it, and think.
- Ayn Rand - Donahue Interview Part 1
- Ayn Rand - Donahue Interview Part 2
- Ayn Rand - Donahue Interview Part 3
- Ayn Rand - Donahue Interview Part 4
- Ayn Rand - Donahue Interview Part 5
- and from the movie: The Fountainhead - Howard Roark Speech
Also, there is an interview from 1959 with Mike Wallace (looking almost like a kid.)
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Thanks to Justice's and the Archives' leniency, or laxity, or both, Mr. Berger's plea deal expires in 2008--just in time, perhaps, for the next Clinton Administration.