Monday, August 4, 2008

This & That

Recently seen on a bumper sticker: "A liberal is a person so open-minded that their brains have fallen out."

From Laura Ingraham:

"PROFESSOR OBAMA, SLACKER: The New York Times reports today that in the 12 years Sen. Barack Obama spent teaching at the University of Chicago Law School, he never completed a single work of legal scholarship! Richard Epstein, a former Obama colleague and one of the most influential legal scholars alive, observed that 'His entire life, as best I can tell, is one in which he's always been a thoughtful listener and questioner, but he's never stepped up to the plate and taken full swings.' Could it be that the candidate of Hope! and Change! was concerned the content of his writing might come back to haunt him later in his political career? Or maybe he was too busy running five political races during his twelve years there? Most likely, it was both: Obama spent every moment scheming plots for higher office."

Founding America: A Timeline

1774 - In response to the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passes a set of laws known as the Intolerable (or Coercive) Act. In July, Thomas Jefferson writes A Summary View of the Right of British America. With the Declaration and Resolves, adopted on October 14, the First Continental Congress unanimously agrees that the British Parliament has no right to impose taxes or other laws on unrepresented colonists. The Association, adopted on October 20, provides for the election of popular committees of inspection to enforce the proposed commercial boycott of British goods.

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