vassarbushmills

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Did anyone ever call an airline pilot a "worker?"  How about an actor, a member of the Screen Actors Guild? OK, these are both private sector professionals in unions. But how a cop? Is a cop a "worker"? A fireman? Call a Wisconsin school teacher or...
About twenty years ago I penned an essay about Science and the Science Method with a view toward warning the medical community about the risks of getting into bed with politicians. That view was predicated on the fact that Science and Medicine didn't just drop into our...
This is at least the third time this has been mentioned in print, going back to 2006. Moses Sands, gone now since Dec 2006, had a simple, yet effective method of viewing "democracy" and democratic institutions. He saw things from the bottom up and often said that Man's desire...
....we should secure their file cabinets. (Yes, I believe that entire institution should either be torn down to the ground, or at least moved to Zimbabwe where delegates' double-parking tickets and towing charges will be the least of their worries. I can no long find any redeeming quality in the...
This is a subject I have to talk about every once in awhile, only because it is the elephant in the room when we consider the Left's intentions and how far they are willing to go to achieve them. And every time I do, I have to briefly address the...
News item: (USA Today) Box-cutters (more then one) fell out of a man's carry-on luggage as he stowed a bag in the over head at NYC's JFK, on a flight to the Dominican Republic.  The screeners were not fired, but sent for retraining. "In case anyone has forgotten, the TSA...
I've never been the biggest fan of the term "blog" or even the activity called "blogging", for it can mean many things I don't particularly want to be associated with. For one, I don't spend a lot of time in front of a mirror. I'm fine with "internet newspaper", "opinion...
by VASSAR BUSHMILLS We're family here. And community. But not just any community. The German sociologist Tonnies came up with the names gemeinschaft (community) and geselleschaft (society) to describe basic ways Man organizes his social relationships. The latter expresses the still rather new idea of men pursuing their own self interests...