Mrs Sarah Palin

Posted by T on September 01, 2008
Politics / 71 Comments

We can simultaneously praise Mrs Sarah Palin for Continue reading…

Alan Keyes

Posted by T on May 03, 2008
Politics / 6 Comments

At its national convention Saturday April 26 (2008) in Kansas City, the Constitution Party avoided permanent disaster by declining to nominate Alan Keyes for its Presidential candidate. Continue reading…

Kelso’s Gedankenexperiment: Two Visions of the Conservative Foundation

Posted by T on April 28, 2008
Politics / 11 Comments

There are basically two different models of conservatism Continue reading…

Hegel on Black History Month

Posted by T on February 25, 2008
History, Politics / 34 Comments

The best argument for a liturgical calendar is Continue reading…


Martin Luther King’s Plagiarism

Posted by T on January 21, 2008
History, Politics / 6 Comments

And now comes Rev Michael Eric Dyson to defend Martin Luther King’s plagiarism.

The facts can be summarized rather succinctly. Continue reading…

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Martin Luther King’s Adultery

Posted by T on January 19, 2008
History, Politics / 11 Comments

In a discussion with a co-worker last week, I discovered with shock that some people Continue reading…

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Dyson on King

Posted by T on January 19, 2008
History, Politics / 2 Comments

In his book, I May Not Get There With You (full bibliog. info at bottom), Rev. Michael Continue reading…

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Race in Heaven

Posted by 2 on December 07, 2007
Ethics, Politics / 25 Comments

There are a variety of topics in our current discourse, such as racial linguistic reference, and the question of the desirability of integration in church or state, to which our disputants often have a ready argument: “there will be no race in heaven; therefore we should operate as if that were the case now.” As will prove to be the case again and again, both the major and minor premises of modern truisms are generally dubious. Here I wish to analyze a premise that functions as the “minor” in that argument, and is taken as “obvious” even by intelligent people today. Namely, the idea that “there will be no race in heaven.” Continue reading…


Ethnic Epithets: an Introduction

Posted by T on March 31, 2007
Politics / 4 Comments

There is a scene in Godfather where the chief counsel for the Don goes to meet the “Hollywood bigshot” Woltz, who has cheated godson Johnny. When Tom explains the (somewhat shady) things he could do in exchange for “one small favor,” Woltz hits the ceiling: “I don’t care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come outta the woodwork.” Continue reading…


Sheehan ‘n Sean

Posted by T on January 16, 2007
Politics / 10 Comments

Cindy Sheehan appeared on Sean Hannity’s show Continue reading…

When I hear the word “bipartisan” I reach for my revolver

Posted by T on November 13, 2006
I reach for my revolver, Politics / No Comments

If y’all are gonna be bipartisan, then what was the argument for voting for you again?


Election 2006: Is there a reason to vote R or D this time?

Posted by T on October 30, 2006
Politics / No Comments

Yes; but each reason only applies to some people. Continue reading…


Saddam Hussein: paragon of evil?

Posted by T on October 24, 2006
History, Politics / 7 Comments

We are asked to support Bush’s War because of evil Saddam Hussein.

The War was justified by a sequence of statements by Bush that have proven false or unwarranted. By unwarranted, I mean Continue reading…

Election 2006: One reason to vote Democrat.

Posted by T on September 28, 2006
Politics / 3 Comments

For the last half-century, Americans have exhibited a genius for putting opposite parties into control of Congress and Presidency.

Even the exceptions prove the rule. Continue reading…

Election 2006: Shame or Horror?

Posted by T on September 25, 2006
Politics / 22 Comments

Distasteful as it is, we are approaching yet another election season. Continue reading…