Sunday, December 19, 2004

What I'm listening to these days

No I'm not eclectic!

Arvo Part Stabat Mater, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Zwei Sonatinen for Piano Op. 1
Velvet Revolver Contraband

Friday, December 10, 2004

The enduring legacy of tax cutting; just trust the markets or is it the people?

Supply-sider Brian Wesbury says that tax-cutting is an endearing legacy of modern American conservatism. As such it also serves as a response to the Europhilia of Jeremy Rifkin and socialists of all parties.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Former Soviets and satellites try the flat tax

The new flat-taxland isn't in the United States or the European Union. It's in Russia and Eastern Europe.

What does Steve Forbes have to say about this phenomenon? But over at his blog, Larry Kudlow thinks it divine.

Rest in Peace David Brudnoy!

David Brudnoy lost his long battle with cancer. He died at 6:11 p.m. this evening at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Hear his last interview at WBZ 1030 AM's web page.

You can make a donation to
the David Brudnoy Fund for AIDS Research.

Antony Flew's great revelation; An atheist recants

From ABC News.
NEW YORK Dec 9, 2004
รข€” A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God more or less based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday.

At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England.

Flew said he's best labeled a deist like Thomas Jefferson, whose God was not actively involved in people's lives.

"I'm thinking of a God very different from the God of the Christian and far and away from the God of Islam, because both are depicted as omnipotent Oriental despots, cosmic Saddam Husseins," he said. "It could be a person in the sense of a being that has intelligence and a purpose, I suppose."

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

We are sad in Boston -- extremely sad

The horrible news came down today. David Brudnoy, one of the best -- if not the best -- radio talk show hosts in the United States has but a few days to live.

A longtime fixture on WBZ-1030 AM in Boston, the libertarian conservative talkmaster battled AIDS for a decade. He is now succumbing to cancer in a local hospital.

Brudnoy was part of the fabric of this city. His voice drifted wonderfully into thousands of kitchens each evening offering enlightening, stimulating and always remarkable conversation.

He will be missed. We love him dearly.