Thursday, December 23, 2004

How Long Until "Happy Holidays" is Abandoned?

With the phrase "Merry Christmas" becoming more taboo in public than the "F" word, it's only a matter of time until the uber-secularists start to abandon using "Happy Holidays." After all, "holidays" is short for "holy days," and we wouldn't want to only promote religions with holy days around this time of year, now would we?

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

End Social Security

I've blogged in the past about raising the retirement age in order to reform Social Security. However, Star Parker thinks that we should end Social Security altogether. A compelling question that she asks:
If this seems radical, I'll ask one question. If Social Security did not exist, and we attempted to enact today a system like we currently have, would it pass?
Her own answer is obviously "no." Her stance is based on her desire for greater economic liberty, and she calls out politicians who are afraid of searching for a real solution and instead are simply looking for yet another way to shift the federal government's obligations onto us.

The entire article is available here.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Exam season humor

I won't take the time to write anything new. The following is highly satirical, albeit humorous to all who are familiar with this institution.

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/onion_acludefends.html

As an added note to the curious, the anxiety level surrounding exams is decreased ten-fold from the first year of law school to the second. So law students, take heart. The workload may be ever so slightly reduced (depending on how good one is at skimming). But the routine of it all seems much more manageable.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Brainwashing 101

Brainwashing 101 is a short 45-min. documentary (can be downloaded here) about the lack of diversity of viewpoints allowed at college campuses. Included in the film is a student whom the school suspended for posting flyers and a conservative caucasian Sikh who was the victim of death threats; his school took no action upon learning of them.

The film's premise is that speech codes on college campuses are detrimental to fostering a healthy learning environment, and that when they are enforced, are only done so to the disadvantage of conservative students.

I highly recommend a viewing of this film. Though it is a 78 meg download, mine downloaded at around 215 Kb/sec and don't think it took much longer than 20 minutes or so on a cable modem. It's well worth the wait.