Archive for: October 2007

October 27, 2007

Who’s Watching The “Watchdog”?

So, Media Matters takes in upon themselves to “notify activists, journalists, pundits, and the general public about instances of misinformation, providing them with the resources to rebut false claims and to take direct action against offending media institutions”. But who …

October 26, 2007

Anything Saul Can Do Rush Can Do Better

Saul Alinsky isn’t exactly a name that is on the tip of the tongues of most Americans. Ask random, hard working people who he was and you’re more likely to get a response along the lines of, “Didn’t he …

News Magnate Baits Beijing

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 26 Oct 2007

HONG KONG — Late last month, Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai’s reporters were among the first in the world to sneak into tightly controlled Myanmar to cover brutal crackdowns on antigovernment demonstrators. His Apple Daily newspaper ran their stories …

Dark Horses Run Hard in Iowa

Filed under: Politics In General - 26 Oct 2007

Far ahead in national polls and with more ready cash than any rival, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton would appear a prohibitive favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination next year. But a far different race comes first, in Iowa, where …

I Have A Dream

Filed under: American Government - 26 Oct 2007

Martin Luther King uttered those words so many years ago and people latched on to those words as a clarion call, well I am here today to tell you I have a dream also. I have a dream that our …

Call to Action: Harry Reid To Force Amnesty for Illegals on American People

Filed under: Immigration - 26 Oct 2007

Fresh from both the ire of the American people, with regards to their advising Congress not to pass its Amnesty for Illegals bill, and his attempts to falsely insinuate and include himself as a major player in causing his Letter-to-Limbaugh …

Hillary’s 60th Birthday

Filed under: The Democrats - 26 Oct 2007

On Friday Hillary Clinton will reach a major milestone in her life: She will turn 60 years old. Of course, no one can know of a certainty but the following seems a reasonable guess as to what Hillary will …

God Bless Our Veterans!!!

Filed under: American Military - 26 Oct 2007

The movie ‘The Flags of our Fathers’, depicting the famous Battle of Iwo Jima, touched me because my Uncle Lewis was there. He proudly served with the 1st Marine Division. My late uncle was named after his Great Grandfather Lewis …

Why Do We Allow America’s Enemies to Run Schools Here?

With such a headline, you’d be excused for assuming this piece is just another attack on our failing schools, just another screed against the evils of teachers unions, or a whack against the left wing lunatics who run our universities. …

October 25, 2007

Republicans Court a Skeptical Bloc

Filed under: The Republicans - 25 Oct 2007

Pledging to appoint strict constructionist judges and stop same-sex marriages if elected, the Republican candidates vied to offer the most-appealing socially conservative message to the about 2,000 Christian conservatives gathered in Washington this weekend for a two-day Values Voter Summit.

Republicans Spar Over Who Offers Best Alternative

Filed under: The Republicans - 25 Oct 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. — Arguments over who is the most conservative candidate took center stage last night, as the Republican presidential candidates sparred in their ninth and perhaps testiest forum so far. Questions about health care, Social Security overhaul and …

Government Probe Signals Need to Improve Controls for Alien Removal

Filed under: Immigration - 25 Oct 2007

Officers with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) investigate violations of immigration laws and identify aliens who are removable from the United States. ICE officers exercise discretion to achieve its operational goals of …

Harry Reid Surrenders to Rush Limbaugh

Filed under: First Amendment,The Democrats - 25 Oct 2007

Senator Harry Reid spoke praising Rush Limbaugh for the foresight offering the senates’ letter to the COE of Clearchannel Communications demanding Rush Limbaugh’s immediate dismissal, or words to that effect. It was his way of admitting he made an ass …

More Newsworthy: Oprah’s Thyroid Or Ellen’s Iggy?

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood - 25 Oct 2007

With all due respect to those who decide what is newsworthy and what is not, many of the stories making the editor’s cut these days do not seem particularly compelling. For instance, why is Oprah Winfrey’s thyroid a major story?

Just One Big, Happy Family?

Filed under: Religion & Faith,Science & Technology - 25 Oct 2007

Last weekend I watched a Science Channel program moderated by an intelligent, articulate, well-educated man (a physicist) whose goal was to answer questions about “Time”. Example: In near death events, people report that everything happens in slow motion. Simulating near …

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