CT’s anti-price gouging law takes effect for Irene

WTNH -- As Hurricane Irene approaches, state lawmakers are reminding consumers that Connecticut's anti-price-gouging laws took effect after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared a state of emergency earlier this week. Under state law, no one is allowed to increase the price of any retail item during a … [Read more...]

Clowns and Nazis

If there is any wonder why conservatives use the term "Liberal Media", let me clear it up.  I promise it wont take long. Washington Post - August 6, 2009 -- The new Obama poster has two basic thrusts. Obama is a socialist, or a crypto-socialist. And Obama is somehow like the Joker, unpredictable … [Read more...]

Gervais Christ

Atheist funny man Ricky Gervais is set to grace the cover of New Humanist magazine's September/October issue.  Gervais is unapologetically an Atheist.  And the cover is an obvious parody/mockery of Jesus' crucifixion.  Is it meant to be offensive?  Probably. You have the right to be offended, and I … [Read more...]

Proving The Myth

I though I'd try a little experiment.  There is a growing trend that the idea that America was founded by Christians with the intent for Christianity to play a significant role on government and society is in some fashion revisionist.  Was there the intent for religion generally, and Christianity … [Read more...]

The lesser of two evils is just fine

One cliché that absolutely rings true is "elections have consequences".  I happen to take my job as a registered voter quite seriously.  So much so that it bothers me when I hear people view the right so flippantly.  What's worse is when people take a misguided "principled stand" by viewing the … [Read more...]

Fair Enough?

I think one of the most self-destructive mindsets a person can have is that of determined defeatism.  We hear the phrase "that's not fair" often.  I smile when I hear it from children, and sigh when I hear it from adults.  It is a phrase uttered by a segment of the population who has become deceived … [Read more...]

All You Can Eat Buffett

In an op-ed piece penned in the New York Times, billionaire Warren Buffett perpetuates the liberal (self) hatred for the rich by complaining that the rich are not paying their fair share despite sitting atop their ranks.  Buffett, and other liberals do not feel the wealthy are contributing their … [Read more...]

Undercover Christians

Sometimes religious organizations --usually Christians -- use outside secular facilities for social gatherings.  Sometimes the venues are public school buildings.  Many people mistakenly believe any iota of religion or a religious message being present on a public school campus is unconstitutional.  … [Read more...]

[In]tolerance and Religious Freedom

Most people would support the idea of religious tolerance.  After all, who would support intolerance, right?  But when it comes time to practice tolerance, these days it seems to more closely resemble intolerance and hostility. Tolerance has traditionally been understood to mean … [Read more...]

Some Sin Required

We all have aspects of reality which our worldview either does not fully answer, or we are uncertain about.  In Reconciling The Circularity, I shared my impression that the concept of reconciling real or apparent inconsistencies in the Bible presupposes there is a reconciliation, and additionally … [Read more...]

Entitlement mentality

This clip from the Judge Judy show is exactly what's wrong with government subsidies to begin with.  This man has no clue what Judge Judy is talking about and seems to confused as to why Judge Judy is implying he is doing something wrong by pocketing the taxpayer's free government money. The … [Read more...]

Equal Outcome, Or Equal Opportunity?

A recent report from the Pew Research Center has surveyed the gap in wealth between racial groups and has found that the gap between whites and other minorities is as wide as it has ever been in 2009. The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of … [Read more...]

Not Good Enough, But Why?

Previously I had put a question out there to those who profess to be pro-choice on the issue of abortion.  I wanted to know if (in the opinion of someone who is pro-choice) there was ever a reason a woman offered for why she would want an abortion that was simply not a good reason.  Regardless of … [Read more...]