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Argumentum Ad Hominem

Argumentum Ad Hominem
ShareWe are entering the silly season when politicians clamor for our attention and vote.  They and their minions will pronounce a variety of charges, denials, innuendos, attacks, defenses, and sometimes outright lies about their opponents.  One of the most commonly used weapons is “Argumentum Ad Hominem” or “argument against the person.” This is not necessarily a bad thing.  We elect...

City Council Dec 5

City Council Dec 5
ShareCITY COUNCIL MEETING 12/5/11 We ended the “Dornix Head-Scratcher” post with a promise to inform our readers about things that happen in the City Council meetings that you don’t get in the Pioneer.  On the Agenda for the meeting was an item titled “National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Digitize BT Pioneer From 1895-1922″.   We must confess we...

The Liberty of the Gospels

The Liberty of the Gospels
ShareIn Hoc Anno Domini Libertas Evangelii When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage.  There was one state, and it was Rome.  There was one master for it all, and he was Tiberius Caesar.  Everywhere there was civil order, for the arm of the Roman law was long.  Everywhere there was stability, in government and in society, for the...

Dornix Head Scratcher

Dornix Head Scratcher
ShareMany of our readers regularly attend City Council meetings.  At times they have noted that the actual events at the meetings and the reports in the Big Timber Pioneer don’t square up.  That is typical of  media coverage, which is mostly influenced by space, cost and philosophy.  It is one of the reasons we started this website.  We want to provide our readers with more in...