Thursday, June 23, 2005

More on the frightening and dangerous SUPCO decision..

Here is a link to the opinion. Please to go page 25 of the PDF document to read Sandra Day O'Connor's dissent-- a brilliantly reasoned argument.

The end of American property rights

I am stunned and angered by today's U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding property rights in America.

Basically, the government can seize anyone's property and sell it another private entity so long as that entity is contributing to the "good" of the community (i.e. Economic development).

This a sad day for the republic and is one of the worst and most dangerous Supreme Court decisions ever rendered.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Church and state

I would be very interested to hear thoughts on today's editorial in The Star. Particularly, I'd like to hear from advocates of school prayer, etc.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

"I hate Republicans ... they have never made an honest living in their lives"

That quote is from Howard Dean and is the jumping off point for this column by Peggy Noonan which is terrific.

Question: What do you see as the level of discourse in Cleveland County?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Citizen Journalism

This is a fascinating piece from the folks at the Poynter Institute on citizen journalism. What do you think of some of these ideas? Check out the new web site for the newspaper in Bluffton, S.C. Like this model?

Monday, June 13, 2005

Back in the blogging business

Been on my longest vacation in years -- 10 days in Fla. -- so I've been out of the blogging "binness" for a while, but I'm back and ready to bore you ... er, entertain you to death. I'll be posting tomorrow on a topic of interest, in the meantime, I'm trying to figure out how to get home quickly without driving on Forest Hill Drive -- man, that pipe work has TORN UP that road. What a pain.