links for 2010-02-15

February 16, 2010
  1. ACLJ | The Parade of Horribles

    Imagine if everyone exercised their religious liberty. What a horrible world that would be, right? Sekulow asserts that the Satanists and the Wiccans already have a right to meet for religious purposes. This is the same Jay Sekulow who neglected to mention that the Mojave Desert Cross case began when the federal government denied a Buddhist's request to erect a shrine on federally owned land in the vicinity of the cross. Instead, Sekulow carried on as if the horrible, godless people of America attacked the Christian Cross without provocation. Again with the borderline dishonesty.

  2. ACLJ | Context of the Ten Commandments

    I find Sekulow's assessment of the proper context within which to display the Ten Commandments very interesting. I thought he was going to say that if you were teaching theology and you have up quotes and laws from other religious texts, then it should be no trouble to post the Ten. Instead he believes there should be no trouble with the law if the Ten are posted alongside the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. This is an example of the belief that the Ten Commandments is among America's foundational documents. Despite its influence among our nation's founders, I would not categorize it that way.

  3. NYDailyNews.com | Queens girl Alexa Gonzalez hauled out of school in handcuffs after getting caught doodling on desk

    Queens police have nothing better to do, I guess. Read the rest of this entry »


links for 2010-02-08

February 9, 2010
  1. Body in Mind | Capitalism saves beautiful women

    There was probably some misrepresentation of the collectivist position in there somewhere. I wasn't really paying attention. (NSFW!-nudity)

  2. World Socialist Web Site | Rio Tinto Borax locks out 570 California mine workers

    Socialists have a love/hate relationship with management. When they are working under management, management is the villain because it exploits the workers. When management does not allow them to work because they refuse to sign an exploitive contract, management is again the villain for declining to exploit the workers. The attitude is summed up well in this statement: "Merrilees added, '[Mgmt] want[s] to be able to pick and choose who works, who doesn’t, who gets promoted, who gets raises and who gets what jobs,' He said, 'To their credit, people are standing up and saying, 'Enough is enough….'" What seems to be a fairly fundamental and necessary managerial task is unacceptable to Merilees. Merilees apparently believes that management should be prohibited from paying and retaining workers on the basis of individual worker productivity. To me, this is unfair. More productive workers should be paid more and have greater opportunity for promotion than less productive workers. Read the rest of this entry »


links for 2010-02-02

February 3, 2010
  1. National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation | Federal Labor Board Rejects Frivolous Teamster Union Charges Against National Right to Work Foundation

    Workers do not all speak with one voice.

  2. Huffington Post | Bacteria Linked To Feces Found In Nearly Half Of Fast Food Soda Fountains

    News Flash! This just in! Didn't think the air you breathe could get any grosser? Well it can. Whenever you smell a fart, that's, like, butt-air going up your nose. Think about that. I'm never breathing again.

  3. Daily Reckoning | Stimulus in a Real Depression

    Another argument against stimulus. Read the rest of this entry »