Archive for: October 2007

October 22, 2007

Health-Care Feud Intensifies

Democrats in Congress, along with some Republicans, have been pushing to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program to encompass nearly four million more children, most of whom are eligible but not enrolled. President Bush has vetoed the bill, and …

California Passes SB 777 – Here Come the Language Police

Filed under: First Amendment - 22 Oct 2007

America’s penchant for accepting new hate crimes bills is becoming a strain on the idea that “the government can’t legislate the morality of the governed.” It is a reverse way of saying we can’t tell you to do what’s good; …

We Won’t Discuss That

Filed under: Immigration - 22 Oct 2007

Loitering is illegal in many cities across this country, loitering is what many teenagers do when they are just hanging out in a parking lot of a closed store, if they are caught they are fined and sent home to …

Wisc. Paper: U.S. Army ads in High School ‘Extremely Inappropriate’

In another swipe at the US Military, the Daily Isthmus, a paper from Madison, Wisconsin, published a short piece called, “Army Aims at Schoolkids,” in which the paper quotes an anti-military activist as saying that the ad banners for …

Donor Bundling Emerges As Major Ill in ’08 Race

Filed under: The Democrats,The Republicans - 22 Oct 2007

WASHINGTON — The bundling of political donations once was an innocuous play in the game book of Washington political operatives. Now, the fund-raising practice has grown so widespread, and some of its practitioners so brazen, that bundling has become the …

A GOP Formula For Victory In 2008

Despite the gloomy prognostications of Hillary’s inevitability as the next heir to the White House, she is no more “invincible” as a candidate than was her husband. And here a reality check is in order. Although the press would have …

October 21, 2007

Afghan Drug Kingpin Baz Mohammad Extradited to New York

Filed under: Crime and Punishment - 21 Oct 2007

Baz Mohammad, 51, an Afghan heroin kingpin who is the first defendant ever extradited to the US from Afghanistan, was sentenced this week to 16 years imprisonment for managing an international narcotics-trafficking organization that imported millions of dollars of heroin …

Evil

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 21 Oct 2007

Man has long asked how a loving God could allow evil to exist in the world. It’s an age-old philosophical question that can cause those who want faith to doubt and those who want to doubt to mock faith. …

Secular Termites Eating Our Traditional Foundations

In my local newspaper, several editorial letters have been written expressing support for those on the Kimberly, Wisconsin Board of Education, who are also members of a local group, the Positive Youth Development Foundation. The accolades are in response …

Did Saddam Hussein Qualify for 72 Virgins?

Filed under: War On Terror - 21 Oct 2007

One of the most appealing aspects of the Muslim faith is the promise that upon ascension to Islamic heaven, martyred men automatically inherit the company and pleasures of 72 virgins. This fringe benefit helps to explain why Muslims are always …

Ron Paul Lists Some Colorful Donors

Filed under: Politics In General,The Republicans - 21 Oct 2007

Paul’s third-quarter financial disclosure report is sprinkled with supporters whose self-descriptions of their occupations are unusual, to say the least. Wade Talkington of Panama City, Fla., who donated $1,000 to Paul, lists his occupation as “tax slave to the Federal …

Death of a Messenger

Don’t kill the messenger! You’ve heard that saying before and it has as much relevance today as in the past. Ages ago before the wondrous technologies for long distance communication were available; the means of sending messages between individuals over …

October 20, 2007

Should Al Gore Run in 2008? Hell Yes, the Man Needs Exercise!

Filed under: Politics In General - 20 Oct 2007

With an undeserved Oscar in one hand and 50 percent of a phony Nobel Peace Prize in the other, Al Gore has pundits and assassins working for Hillary asking the really big question. Namely: Will Al Gore run in …

Giuliani Connects With ‘Morals’ Voters on Security

Filed under: American National Security,The Republicans - 20 Oct 2007

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential front-runner Rudy Giuliani is finding that tough foreign-policy stands are helping him connect with social and religious conservatives, constituencies where the former New York City mayor’s support has been seen as weakest.

The problem is all about him – Me?

These past weeks have been bad ones for campus shootings, killings and other proposed mayhem by “students”. A teenager’s “arsenal” confiscated in one such incident was large enough to arm an entire school. A black-dominated school in Philadelphia became a …

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