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Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Well, duh

by @ Friday, October 15th, 2010. Filed under Blogging

You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
You’re up on the latest news, and you have an interesting spin on things.
Of all the blogging types, you put the most thought and effort into your blog.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

What Kind of Blogger Are You?
Blogthings: Quizzes [...]

Quote Of The Day: Chris Christie Edition

by @ Friday, October 1st, 2010. Filed under Chris Christie, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Quote Of The Day

“I said, ‘Listen, I’m going to get into a black Suburban and I’m going to drive back to the governor’s residence, go upstairs and order a pizza. I’m going to turn on a baseball game. You all can call me when you decide to reopen the government.’”
— Chris Christie, recounting his response to Democratic threats [...]

Blogging Afghanistan At OTB

by @ Monday, September 20th, 2010. Filed under Afghanistan, Blogging, Foreign Affairs, Outside The Beltway

I’ve got two Afghanistan-related posts up at OTB today, and neither one of them brings good news.
First, my comments on reports of a U.S. Army Platoon that appears to have gone on a mass murder spree targeted at innocent Afghans.
Second, it appears that, once again, an election in Afghanistan has been tainted by allegations [...]

Site Maintenance Note

by @ Saturday, September 18th, 2010. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

I’ve temporarily (?) disabled the blogroll on the right hand column due to the fact that Blogrolling’s javascript was generating Malware errors, or simply refusing to run, for most users.
Either they’ll fix the problem, or I’ll be back putting together a manual blogroll. Which I probably need to do anyway.

Debating Nullification At The Liberty Papers

by @ Friday, August 20th, 2010. Filed under Blogging, The Liberty Papers, U.S. Constitution

Brad Warbiany and I have a Point/Counterpoint up about the debate over Nullification over at The Liberty Papers.
Brad’s Post: Nullification Is The Civil Disobedience of Federalism
My Post: Civil Disobedience Or Not, Nullification Is Unconstitutional

Quote Of The Day II: Mosque-Smosque

by @ Tuesday, August 17th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Islam, Quote Of The Day, Religion

The “mosque” controversy isn’t about property rights or religious freedom. It’s a bogus issue seized by the GOP establishment to distract the rank-and-file from the party’s reluctance to shrink government.
— Gene Healy

Quotes Of The Day: Religious Tolerance Edition

by @ Tuesday, August 17th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

Gentlemen,
While I receive, with much satisfaction, your Address replete with expressions of affection and esteem; I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you, that I shall always retain a grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced in my visit to Newport, from all classes of Citizens.
The reflection on the days of difficulty and danger [...]

The Worst Figures In American History

by @ Saturday, August 14th, 2010. Filed under Blogging, History, Politics

Many political bloggers are talking today about the list of “worst Americans” posted by John Hawkins after surveying a group of mostly conservative bloggers:
23) Saul Alinsky (7)
23) Bill Clinton (7)
23) Hillary Clinton (7)
19) Michael Moore (7)
19) George Soros (8)
19) Alger Hiss (8)
19) Al Sharpton (8)
13) Al Gore (9)
13) Noam Chomsky (9)
13) Richard Nixon (9)
13) Jane [...]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Thursday, August 5th, 2010. Filed under Gay Marriage, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.”
- Judge Vaughn Walker, Perry v. Schwarzenegger 8/4/2010
Also, I’ve got two posts at OTB about this decision:
Federal Judge Declares California’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
The Politics Of The California Gay Marriage Decision

Quote Of The Day

“We congratulate the Landmarks Preservation Commission for promoting our nation’s core values and not letting bias get in the way of the rule of law.
“The free exercise of religion is one of America’s most fundamental freedoms. For hundreds of years, our pluralism and tolerance have sustained and strengthened our nation. On 9/11, religious extremists opposed [...]

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