Claremont Review of Books: “Carolyn Purnell’s The Sensational Past: How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses, is an intelligent, off beat examination of the 18th century’s interest in sensory functions This awakening of our senses led to some astonishing results, from sensible to senseless. Take the brief rise of ‘prince poo.’ During the time of Marie Antoinette in France, wealthy individuals ‘spent the equivalent of thousands of dollars to wear the clothing the color of baby poop.’ This grotesque fashion choice was done ‘as a way to show their support for the monarchy and to demonstrate how fashionable they could be.’ There was also the cat piano. As the story goes, King Philip II of Spain brought his father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, a ridiculous contraption in 1549 ‘with twenty rather narrow boxes, each of which contained a cat’ that would produce a ‘lamentable meowing’ when a key was pressed.”.
“Not all journalists are the same. Some of us shudder at the vultures who make money, fun and increased circulation out of human misery. Since when did the destruction of a family become public sport? Let’s hope that Lord Justice Leveson teaches the culprits a lesson they’ll never forget.
But it also shows that on yet another issue important to conservatives, as with abortion, Trump is not steeped in the issue and does not really understand the arguments. The NRA, for example, as noted above, would say it isn’t against denying guns to people on terrorist watch lists. It is even in favor of a bill that would do just that, the group argues.
Up to the mid 1990s there were hardly any data to show whether this actually occurred. The emergence of millions of pages of internal documents from the tobacco industry through US lawsuits changed the situation in 1998.4 8All industries try to encourage a regulatory framework that is favourable to their business, and there is nothing inherently undemocratic in doing so. The denial of health hazards and the attempts to corrupt scientific record puts the tobacco companies in a different position.
And, the two most compelling pieces of audio visual that came out of tonight’s speech House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) checking his blackberry and Rep. Remember that while the American public is not sold on Obama’s health care plan, overwhelming majorities say they favor the two sides working together to solve the nation’s problems. The more Republicans look like they are opposing the Democratic plan for partisan reasons, the more danger they are in politically..