A Matter Of Opinion archive for Jan. 2010

SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010

FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010

People's historian passed, too

Author J.D. Salinger's death on Wednesday got lots of appropriate attention but it seems to have eclipsed that of political scientist Howard Zinn on the same day. Sallinger was known primarily for his novel "Catcher in the Rye." Zinn was known most widely for one...

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Roeder verdict 

A Kansas jury deliberated for all of 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Roeder, who shot Tiller in the head during services at his church, was relying on a so-called necessity...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010

TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010

Monday's Loose Thread 

This video is from "Ukraine's Got Talent." Using sand and a light box, an artist depicts the World War II invasion and the toll from the three-year occupation. Her performance is so powerful that the audience is reduced to tears. Do you ever wonder what...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2010

To John Edwards, LOL stands for Lying Out Loud  

After finally acknowledging he's the father of Frances Quinn Hunter, former presidential candidate John Edwards gets all misty on us about his earlier denials: "...hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."Understands what? That her dad put his libido and his political aspirations...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010


Large scale HC reform is dead 286 

That's what it looks like anyway. Pelosi won't be able to get the votes needed to pass the Senate bill. Meanwhile, the Senate bill needs 60 votes and now has 59 (at best).Scott Brown says he's open to working with Democrats on a bill. He...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010

Awareness test 

Try this test. It relates to this issue.So any legislation that singles out hand-held cell phone use misses the point. It's the head, not the hands.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010

Wednesday's Loose Thread 17 

Thought this was interestnig. Will passing health reform make Obama more popular? Not if you wanted it to do more. Not if you wanted it to do less. Not if didn't want it in the first place. Those are today's views. Will they change? In...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

Best presidents, according to Libertarians 20 

A Libertarian's ranking of presidents. Would be interested in gmorton's thoughts.This ranking puts some of the more obscure presidents at the top. Van Buren, Cleveland, Tyler, Coolidge, Taylor. It doesn't think very highly of the guys on Mount Rushmore.Would Bob Barr, the most recent Libertarian...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010

Photo red 

There are red-light cameras all over the Phoenix Metro area. Was fearful that I had run a light recently while on vacation, but that depends on when the camera clicks. The light was yellow when I entered. Guess I'll find out soon.What do you think...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010

MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

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