Archive for: November 2008

November 30, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin, Still a Superstar!

Filed under: In The News - 30 Nov 2008

According to this story, Governor Sarah Palin’s star has not lost any of its twinkle. In fact, she is being inundated with offers for books, movie cameos, and talk show appearances.

Global Theft Costs Retailers and Consumers US$104 Billion Annually

Filed under: Crime and Punishment - 30 Nov 2008

The level of global retail theft reached $104.5 billion in the past year, leading to increased costs for both retailers and consumers alike. The second annual Global Retail Theft Barometer found that while global retail shrinkage as a percentage of …

Imported Products Recalled Six to One over USA Made

Filed under: In The News - 30 Nov 2008

Since January 2008 until November 25th BuyDirectUSA.com has tracked the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls and discovered that a large percentage have been imports.

Sex in Handicapped Bathroom Trumps College Football Game

Filed under: Potpourri - 30 Nov 2008

Lois Feldman, a married mother of three, is unlikely to be in much of a festive spirit this Thanksgiving, given her experiences over the past week.

Terrorism in India: Law Enforcement Agencies Lack Directives to Aid Foreign Nations

Filed under: War On Terror - 30 Nov 2008

Gangs of heavily armed gunmen stormed several Indian hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India’s financial capital. The suspects killed at least 78 people and wounded another 200, according to …

Newman in the Lion’s Den

Last week, we at St. Mary’s Church in Greenville, South Carolina, found ourselves in the midst of a perfect media storm. The Sunday after the election, Rev. Jay Scott Newman, the parish rector (I serve as a weekend assistant), published …

America Will Suffer Under The Obama Administration

The rude awakening is already beginning among those Obama supporters who expected any real “change” from this candidate. Other than his ability to fool some with smooth talk, the political renewal into which they were inspired to invest so much …

November 29, 2008

Is “Black Friday” Racist?

Filed under: Political Correctness Run Amok - 29 Nov 2008

Last July, Dallas County commissioners discussing traffic ticket collections were jolted when Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, used the term “back hole” to describe the recurring problem of lost paperwork.

A Warning to the GOP

In an op-ed published after the election, former Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman wrote, “Unless the Republican Party ends its self-imposed captivity to social fundamentalists, it will spend a long time in the political wilderness.”

A Limit Term Solution That Will Pass

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 29 Nov 2008

Human nature dictates that we all act in our own individual self-interest. To expect Unites States Congressmen and Senators to act any differently is not logical. To believe they will place our happiness and freedom above their own is simply …

Disabled Veterans Benefits – Why We Need Improvements

Filed under: American Military - 29 Nov 2008

The seemingly endless struggle of the US soldiers in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to achieve peace in those regions have, sadly, not gone without incurring heavy tolls upon those who have risked their lives for the …

Physicist Pleads Guilty to Espionage for People’s Republic of China

Filed under: American National Security - 29 Nov 2008

A physicist in Newport News, Va., has pleaded guilty today to charges that he illegally exported space launch technical data and defense services to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and offered bribes to Chinese government officials.

Political obfuscation in the stem-cell research issue

One of the most common complaints registered during the recent election season, is that certain policy positions of political candidates are wrongly characterized, or worse, just outright falsely presented by the opposition. Nowhere has this trend been more prominent than …

November 28, 2008

Michael Jackson a Muslim? Who Would Have Thunk?

Filed under: In The News - 28 Nov 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, the King of Pop: Mikaeel Jackson! Mikaeel? What is this, a cruel, sick joke? Not really. You see the irrepressible Jackson converted to the Muslim faith and took on the new moniker in a private …

Dear Charlotte – You Are Bankrupt

Dear Charlotte,

Even though you are far too young yet to understand this letter, and you are rightfully more interested in seeing how much noise you can make by throwing all of our pots and pans on the floor, I wanted …

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