Monthly Archives: March 2011

Let the Middle Eastern Proliferation Spiral Begin!

“There is probably no institution in the world that should be kept as far away from a nuclear power plant as the Turkish Atomic Energy Institution.” — Nuclear regulator charged with supervising nuclear material A little less than a week … Continue reading

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Iraq vs. Libya: Exposing the Left’s Hypocrisy

I am excited to announce that I am now a contributor on Breitbart’s Big Peace site. My first article is entitled, “Iraq vs. Libya: Exposing Left Wing Hypocrisy.” Here is an excerpt: “In the rush to act in Libya, some liberals have … Continue reading

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There Is Still Hope For Nuclear Power

After all the negative news from Japan, it is heartening to see that the venture capital community is still funding companies working on smaller, more efficient, and safer nuclear reactors (See the following article at Greentechmedia). One such company, NuScale, designs … Continue reading

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Thurston and Talbot: Operation Sheen Machine

  Our friends Thurston and Talbot have a lively chat with their secret weapon, Charlie Sheen. Note: There is currently a corporate civil conflict amongst the corporate overlord oppressors. Our favorite corporate overlords are being oppressed by Sony Music’s corporate … Continue reading

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The Die Is Cast: United States Attacks Libya

Unlike the war in Iraq, there was no lengthy build up or debate. Qaddafi has defied one United Nations resolution, not sixteen as Saddam did prior to the American invasion of Iraq. Nor did he do anything to deliberately attack … Continue reading

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Thurston and Talbot Welcome Guest Collaborator Qaddafi

Thurston and Talbot scheme with everyone’s favorite Mad Dog of the Middle East.

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A Surefire Sign the Right Has Ceded the Clean Energy Debate to the Left

I’m sorry, but this recent post from a dilettante at the Huffington Post really got my blood boiling. Unfortunately, conservatives are partially responsible for allowing this to happen. What did they allow to happen? Well, by reflexively opposing finding ways … Continue reading

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American Involvement in Libya Is a Bad Idea

Yesterday, the United Nations approved airstrikes on Qaddafi’s forces in Libya. The resolution apparently passed with ten votes, including the United States with abstentions from Russia, China, Germany, Brazil, and India. Now American forces may be fighting a third war … Continue reading

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Taking the SAT? Then Brush Up on Your Reality TV

Remember the SAT? That horrid little test that measured not what you knew, but how fast you could think, and that had a disproportionate influence on your college admissions prospects? Back in the early nineties, one’s score was measured out of 1600 points and … Continue reading

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Sell to Sucker: Potassium Iodide for Sale!

©2011 Reflections of a Rational Republican Welcome to Tulipomania circa 2011. In 1624, a tulip bulb became so valuable that some wealthy merchants were willing to pay a sum roughly equal to their annual income for it. And so now … Continue reading

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