Archive for March, 2008

“Free” Health Care News »

This just in from the wonderful world of socialized medicine. The U.K. mandates that anyone who visits an emergency room must be treated within four hours.  Sometimes the demand for “free” heath care is so great a hospital can’t meet that deadline.  Fortunately, they’ve come up with a novel solution. They leave the patients in […]

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Announcing the Winners of the Podcast Peer Awards »

A couple of years ago I started the Podcast Peer Awards. I was tired of top ten lists that always featured the same shows. I was unhappy that the only other podcast award was structured so that the only winners would be those with huge audiances. I wanted a contest where other podcasters would select […]

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Teenagers Designing Public Policy – Great Idea »

A high school project in New Jersey asked teens to design public policy.  They designed one that requires Big Brother to punish kids for making incorrect decisions, proving that government schools are doing a fine job of raising the next generation of sheep. The new bill would fine kids caught possessing tobacco or smoking in […]

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Win Ben Stien’s Integrity »

Although I disagree with a lot of his positions and ideas, I’ve always liked Ben Stein. His nasal “Bueller, Bueller, Bueller” is now part of our language. He continued the persona as a science teacher in “The Wonder Years,” where he’d drone on about horrible events with no trace of emotion. And “Win Ben Stein’s […]

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Gasoline Tax Proposed »

The Democrats solution to most problems, both real and imaginary, is usually a new tax. Rep . John Dingell, known to his friends as Barry, thinks the solution to skyrocketing gas prices is to add a tax of fifty cents a gallon. This, he thinks, will lower consumption. Seriously, that’s the way his mind works. […]

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Florida Lawmakers Go Into the Crapper »

People who despise the nanny state will sometimes say, “pretty soon the government is going tell us how to wipe our ass.” Florida has come one step closer to making that a reality, with a proposed law mandating that restaurants always have enough toilet paper on hand.  But they aren’t defining “enough.” Would this mean […]

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New Sins for Modern Times »

I’m very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins, I keep a busy schedule, trying to fit them in. – Warren Zevon Because Catholics don’t feel guilty enough, the Vatican has issued a list of seven new mortal sins: taking drugs, genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing […]

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