A Pride of Nitwits

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Number 268, April 25, 2004

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Letters to the Editor
Letters from Carl Bussjaeger, Seth Cohn, e.j.totty, Charles Stone, e.j. totty again, and John Barry.

Thermopylae, the Alamo, and Election Season
by Ron Beatty
I can already hear the question: What do these three things have in common?

The Standards for Standard Bearers
by Lady Liberty
I'll put up with a lot of things primarily because a lot of things simply aren't any of my business. Do I approve of those things? Maybe. Perhaps I even engage in or support those things myself. Do I condemn those things? Possibly. But if you're not infringing on the rights of others, I believe that you have every right to go right on ahead and do even those things of which I disapprove. But there's one thing I won't tolerate, and that one thing is hypocrisy.

The Kaptain's Log
The Christ-Killers

by Manuel Miles, aka Kapt Kanada
The recent unsuccessful and entirely artificial "controversy" created in an attempt to prevent Mel Gibson's triumphal "The Passion of the Christ" from being shown got me thinking about who really killed our Saviour. We Christians, of course, believe that all mankind is to blame, not just "the Jews". The anti-Christian propagandists know this, but claim the opposite in order to further their war against God and Christianity.

Socialistic Promotion
by Todd Andrew Barnett
You can't help but wonder whether Fox News' populist commentator Bill O'Reilly is qualified to speak on matters of education with his guests, let alone matters that have nothing to do with education freedom but everything to do with government centralized planning in education. After all, this is the same man who believes that a true free market is a bane to society's existence and that centralized planning of the economy and the regulated society by means of the State are a boon to our society and necessary pillars of our much beloved "democracy."

A Pride of Nitwits
by Bob Wallace
I don't believe in Satan as some guy out there with horns and goat legs. That version is based on the mythological Greek god, Pan, and he doesn't exist, either. But if I did believe in him, I'd likely think of him as a mediocrity, a goofus who can't stand to be mocked and ridiculed.

Rape Scandal Turns Sympathy Into Skepticism
by Wendy McElroy
The University of Colorado at Boulder's ongoing sex scandal revolves around football players who are accused of "getting away" with raping up to 10 women over the past several years. Women are suing. Dozens of athletes and their families are devastated. The National Organization for Women is demanding the head coach be fired.

Listening Session: The Agony of Disappointment, the Joy of Success
by Ken Holder
When my best friend David moved back to Abilene, Texas 7 or 8 years ago, he stopped by our house in California, and gave me his old pair of Koss ESP-9 electrostatic headphones. I'd been an admirer of them ever since he got 'em back in about 1975 or whenever it was (I don't remember for sure). They were the first headphones that worked like an electrostatic speaker, and for some years they were the best headphones you could buy.

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