Archives for June 2012

Foiling Peace

Whenever we hear the words, terrorist or bombing our minds immediately revert to Arabs.  The picture that one conjures in his/her mind is usually that of a tan-complexioned man with a turban wrapped around his head. This is the image mainstream media has programmed into the brain computer of the masses, quite effectively. We especially think this when it’s involving the region of the Middle East.… [Read more]

Republicans: Mainlining on Viciousness

Where Republicans are concerned, their insane “policy positions” aren’t just shockingly out of touch and out of date, not just hypocritical and baseless, not just designed to humiliate President Obama and win the next election, not just a pack of lies and targeted manipulation to trick an uneducated voting base (although they’re all of that and more):  They’re startlingly cruel.… [Read more]

Romney Revealed – Yet Again!

Several news media have suggested that Mitt Romney cannot win the presidency without the Latino vote. I’m not so sure about this, as what matters is voter turnout.

As we all know now, President Obama, fed up with the do nothing, obstructionist Congress, acted on his own by issuing an executive order stopping deportation of young Latinos, and allowing them to continue in college.… [Read more]

Mitt Romney: A Successful Executive, But Where is the Wisdom? – Part II

This is the second article of a series to discuss an important question, “does Mitt Romney have the wisdom to lead a country?”

In the previous article we briefly discussed the concept of wisdom. We discussed questions such as: What exactly is the meaning of wisdom? What is the underlying biological process? How does one acquire wisdom?… [Read more]

Systemic Faults

Honestly, I wasn’t too surprised to hear that the Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s  “lemme see your papers” doctrine; such laws are completely constitutional, and, furthermore, illegal aliens are guaranteed precisely zero protections under the U.S. constitution. Also, we need to keep American jobs for Americans and Mexicans are a drain on our already-burdened social welfare system.… [Read more]

I’m confused.

Every day on the news, I hear about how government employees and overpaid union thugs like teachers, firefighters and police officers are destroying the economy, and things we used to take for granted – like the minimum wage, decent working conditions and benefits – are causing “uncertainty” among the “job creators” – and that all those things, along with all that un-American socialist “entitlement” crap like Social Security, food stamps, school lunches for poor children, Medicare and unemployment insurance should be taken away from the teat-sucking denizens of the “nanny state” in order to make the “job creators” feel secure enough to create a few jobs somewhere other than Mexico, China, India or Bangladesh.… [Read more]

Freaking Out Over Egypt’s Islamists

Every now and again, my inbox becomes the victim of interest group spam. Most recently, a rogue, unsolicited email reached me with urgent news from a conservative website: Not only had Egypt elected an evil Islamist as its new president but our own president, Barack Obama, had called to congratulate him! Gasp! We can only assume now that the reign of Sharia law will race through the world, wiping out Israeland the Western world in its path!… [Read more]

Getting Schooled Part IV: Homeschooling

This is part four in a five part series on school choices.

Part I is an introduction with statistics.

Part II is about Private Schools.

Part III is on Charter Schools.

This time around I’ll be giving the pros and cons of homeschooling.

Homeschooling is defined as educating children outside of a formal school setting at home, usually by parents, but sometimes by a tutor.… [Read more]

Pope Benedict, the Proclamation…and the Nuns

A Roman Catholic church official was recently convicted of child endangerment — a groundbreaking case because it’s the first time a conviction of a church official has resulted from the crime of mishandling abuse cases. Do you remember back two years ago when the Vatican proclaimed that ordination of female priests is as high a “crime” as pedophilia — as though ordaining a woman is on the same level as sending pedophiles to unsuspecting churches.… [Read more]

The Plight of Vegetarians

“Is this dish vegetarian?”

“Yes! It just has chicken stock, but it’s vegetarian.”

This is a common response my family gets when attempting to order food in restaurants in America. My Hindu parents immigrated from India a few decades ago and abstain from eating meat of any kind. Locations that we are able to dine at are limited because we live in a society that is dominated by meat-eating.… [Read more]