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Saturday, December 31, 2005

The Best New Year’s Resolution

John Lawrence’s December 26, 2005, posting, at his blog Conservative Joe is, in effect, one of the best New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever seen.

IWW - Organized Crime in the Labor Market

Liberals have long sentimentalized the IWW as a rollicking, happy-go-lucky bunch who merely bargained for justice in the form of better wages and working conditions.  In fact, however, the IWW was nothing more than labor gangsterism, aimed officially at destroying our Constitutional government.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Prostitution of Science

When you hear the words “scientific authority,”  check to be sure your wallet is still there and hold onto it tightly.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 12/28 at 12:44 AM
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Tuesday, December 27, 2005


In American colleges and universities, truth is equated to a phantasmic view of the world, in which socialism is the ultimate revelation of truth and justice.  Harvard’s coat of arms bears the motto “Veritas,” the Latin word for truth; Yale’s, “Lux et Veritas,” light and truth.  Both institutions since the early 1900s have used the word truth in the same sense and to the same ends as the Soviets employed it in their propaganda journal “Pravda,” a Russian word meaning truth.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 12/27 at 04:26 AM
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Friday, December 23, 2005

The Vatican Calls a Spade a Spade

A Vatican official has looked Islam full in the face and, no longer pussy-footing around, has described it as it is: a religion of military conquest and conversion at sword’s point.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Looking Ahead at 2006

Blogger Rob Hood assesses prospects for 2006.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

My Numbers Were Wrong

Apologies for a blunder.

Media Bias is Real, Really

According to UCLA News, there is a pronounced leftward leaning in the media, almost everywhere.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat

The patriotism that inspired England and the United States in World War II rates only sneering derision from Hollywood, TV, print media, and liberal-Progressive-socialist politicians.

We’ve Lost the War in New Orleans, DC, and Detroit

Looking at the U.S. troop death rate, from all causes, it’s clear that Iraq is far safer than most of our major cities.