By Tom Quiner Do you trust the media? If you’re like me, you’ll probably say: it depends who is doing the reporting. Conservatives like Fox News, whose slogan is: “we report, you decide.” Liberals like Katie Couric who says, “we go beyond the news, we tell you what it means.” Translation: we’re going to slant…

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By Tom Quiner Sarah Palin was sucked into the tragic Arizona mass murder story by the mainstream media (MSM) the instant the news hit. If you were accused of being somewhat culpable for such a horrific loss of life, would you feel a need to defend yourself? Of course you would. Ms. Palin did just…

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In light of the complexities of the human psyche, it seems that pot-smoking and atheism have at least as much relevance as Sarah Palin when it comes to making snap judgements about the motives of mass-murderers.

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By Tom Quiner Such a tragedy in Arizona. Our prayers go out to Representative Gabrielle Giffords as she fights for her life. Our prayers go out to the families of the slain. A deranged, pot-smoking atheist has attacked and murdered officials of our government. Innocent bystanders are dead. How could anyone do such a thing…

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By Tom Quiner Good news. Thanks to an outcry from America’s faithful, Doritos is withdrawing their “Feed the Flock” ad from the Super Bowl. Quiner’s Diner wrote about it in its previous post. The conservative blogosphere needs to be ever-vigilant in keeping attacks on religious faith at bay. The mainstream media is pretty comfortable with…

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By Tom Quiner “I speak for many sports fans who find it a great shame that our national unity over football could become yet another day where we are divided over politics and the culture wars.” I have paraphrased ABC’s news anchor Dan Harris in his criticism of Focus on the Family’s Tim Tebow Super…

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By Tom Quiner In a typical economic recovery, the economy starts growing and eventually job creation follows suit. I’m not overly optimistic about the likelihood of a robust surge in job creation because of Obamacare. Let’s say you’re a small business owner with 47 employees. Obamacare creates a disincentive to add new employees, because once…

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By Tom Quiner Quiner’s Diner presented 169 heaping helpings of conservative thought for your consumption in 2010. Rather than recap the best of the lot, I will instead recap the ones liberals seem to hate most (and ironically, conservatives love the most). Sometimes it’s nice to have leftovers! What is the truth? Liberals get very…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcyLpTzsktA&feature=player_embedded] My new year was immediately jarred this morning with this report from CBS News: “At least 21 people are dead and nearly 80 wounded after a bomb exploded outside a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, early Saturday. Officials believe a suicide bomber attacked as worshippers were leaving a New Year’s…

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