Archive for May 2010

Epistemic Closure — Revised and Updated

Epistemic Closure is a fancy phrase in philosophy related to epistemology. It refers to knowledge, how we know things and what we know about things. An example might be Locke’s epistemology which refers to the belief of philosopher John Locke that each newborn child is a tabula rasa, a blank slate upon which his life…

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Chris Christie Eats a Liberal Reporter

A Reporter asked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is bringing sanity to New Jersey government by reducing spending and lowering taxes, if he think his “confrontational tone” will help him get his spending cuts and tax reductions through the legislature. Governor Christie gives a direct answer that cleans the reporter’s clock. If only more…

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Cool Video — Money For Nothing

Using a parody of Dire Straights’ Straits’ Money for Nothing PJTV makes a parody of the Obama — Reid — Pelosi triumvirate. What looks like a video below won’t actually play because PJTV won’t give out an embed code but you can follow the link to view it. It’s cool. Use headphones. Politizoid: Money For…

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MADD Gets Madder

Do-Gooder organizations usually start out with the efforts of a few concerned citizens who recognize a problem and want to solve it. They go along for a while gaining attention and getting financial assistance through contributions from other citizens sympathetic to the cause of fixing something that seems broken. After a while the organization gets…

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Colorado Sales Taxes On Internet Purchases

Amazon is not required to and they do not collect sales tax on internet purchases. But the Democrats in the Colorado legislature recently enacted, and Governor Ritter signed, HB 1193 which requires every Colorado resident who purchases over the internet to file a sales tax return at the end of the year and to pay…

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What Did She Say?

I am not a birther and I have no illusions that Obama would be frog-marched out of the White House even if it were proved beyond a doubt that he was born in Kenya. [Although that might be something for voters to consider in 2012] But I have always wondered why he doesn’t just produce…

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Students For Concealed Carry On Campus Making Headway

Students For Concealed Carry On Campus can claim credit for a more than doubling within the last week of university and college campuses allowing concealed carry by permit holders. The group sent the following in an email to Say Uncle: I don’t know if you have seen anything about this, but the number of colleges…

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Investors Business Daily Weighs In On Democrat Plan to Steal Our 401K

An editorial in today’s Investors Business Daily says “Democrats have obliquely admitted they covet Americans’ 401K pensions. Last week, congressional Republicans told them to stay away. The shame is that they had to do anything at all.” I blogged about Obama’s designs on private 401K accounts on February 21st, at Obama and The Democrats Are…

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Science Magazine Disturbed About Political Assaults On Scientists

Science Magazine says, We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything. So they illustrate their piece with this photo: I…

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Do Social Skills = Persuasion of Argument?

We have been told that Elena Kagan has wonderful social skills, is a consensus builder and that Obama chose her as his nominee because he believes she will be able to use these skills to persuade Justice Kennedy, the swing vote on the court, to join the four liberals (one of which will be Kagan)…

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A Vote For Elena Kagan is a Vote For Gay Marriage

A vote for Elena Kagan is a vote for finding a constitutional right to gay marriage that will overturn marriage laws in every state. Maggie Gallagher at the Corner: A vote for Elena Kagan is a vote for “marriage equality,” which features in two key cases that will shortly be before the Supreme Court: Perry…

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I Told You So

Two items I blogged on in the past are back in the news. The first involves Penn State’s Michael Mann, the creator of the infamous Hockey Stick graph which purports to show relatively stable global temperatures until the 20th Century. The graph was constructed by trickery and deceit to bolster Mann’s argument that man-made global…

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