Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Cassy Fiano interviews the “Cigar Marine”

H/T Cassy Fiano:

I happened across Cassy Fiano’s site the other day and added it to my links.  Today she has a great interview with Nick Popaditch, the “Cigar Marine”.  He’s running for Congress in California, and sounds like the kind of conservative leader we need in Illinois to clean up this state.  We’re getting a few really good leaders in the running, like Bobby Schilling and Cedra Crenshaw. We just need more.

David Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog

I added a new link just a moment ago to David Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog.  I read his book Hating Whitey: and Other Progressive Causes years ago, and although I’ve seen him on various talk shows and such, today I happened to find his blog site.

I’ve also added a link to FrontPageMag, which is Horowitz’s website where you can find NewsRealBlog and other good conservative information.

Cool Dodge Commercial

I DO like the looks of the new Dodge Charger and Challenger.  They’ve actually got some character, unlike the car styles we had to endure in recent years.  I’d love to see a remake of the Plymouth Barracuda or the Buick Gran Sport next.

Here’s an attention-getting commercial from Dodge for the Challenger.  

A Question of Perception

I’ve always wondered something, and some people who read this will remember me talking about it before.  It turns out philosophy has assigned a name to my particular question: Qualia.  I happened across it in a Wikipedia list of unsolved problems in philosophy.  Here’s the excerpt:

The question hinges on whether color is a product of the mind or an inherent property of objects. While most philosophers will agree that color assignment corresponds to light frequency, it is not at all clear whether the particular psychological phenomena of color are imposed on these visual signals by the mind, or whether such qualia are somehow naturally associated with their noumena. Another way to look at this question is to assume two people (“Fred” and “George” for the sake of convenience) see colors differently. That is, when Fred sees the sky, his mind interprets this light signal as blue. He calls the sky “blue.” However, when George sees the sky, his mind assigns green to that light frequency. If Fred were able to step into George’s mind, he would be amazed that George saw green skies. However, George has learned to associate the word “blue” with what his mind sees as green, and so he calls the sky “blue”, because for him the color green has the name “blue.” The question is whether blue must be blue for all people, or whether the perception of that particular color is assigned by the mind.

I’m not sure if I should be happy that I wonder the same things that other philosophers do, or if I should be upset that I don’t have the answer to the question.