Archive for: November 2010

November 20, 2010

Profile Muslims or Pat Down the Masses?

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 20 Nov 2010

With all the bad press the TSA has received recently, we can’t be sure if the acronym stands for Transportation Security Administration, Touches Sensitive Areas or Truly Scandalous Attention.  But, for sure, its pat downs and sci-fi radiation screeners give …

Rangel pleads: I am not corrupt

The usually boisterous and outspoken congressman reminded many observers of President Richard M Nixon’s famous statement, “I am not a crook,” when he pleaded with the ethics committee to stop calling him corrupt.

November 18, 2010

The Sign of Jonah for Islam

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 18 Nov 2010

Muslims seem to be having trouble understanding the “Sign of Jonah.” Because Islamworld and my webpage currently trade off for Google’s number 1 slot on the subject, I have been overwhelmed with Muslim claims that the sign …

Leak of Pentagon’s gay and lesbian study creates frenzy

Filed under: American Military - 18 Nov 2010

The U.S. military officials and commanders on Friday reacted to the reported document leaks as the U.S. prepares to repeal the ban on gays and lesbians openly identifying themselves as homosexual members of the Armed Services.

Election results about ideology as much as economy

A recent editorial theme that is overworked among the soothsayers of conventional wisdom, is suggesting that newly elected conservatives have a short time to right the economic ship, or face the same expulsion many Democrats faced in the recent election.

November 17, 2010

A Billion Here A Trillion There!

Filed under: Politics In General - 17 Nov 2010

I think it was the late Everett Dirksen who said “A million here, a million there and pretty soon you’re talking about real money” referring to congressional spending. That same quote applies today only more so. This congress and president …

Sarah Palin’s internet hacker sentenced to federal incarceration

Filed under: Crime and Punishment - 17 Nov 2010

David C. Kernell, 23, was sentenced on Friday to only one year and one day in prison for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of former Alaska governor and GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, as well as the charge …

The Republican Establishment vs The American People

It appears that some Republicans still “don’t get it”. If one looks closely at what they are saying it is clear that rather than really wanting to repeal Obamacare and cut spending they want the issue.

November 16, 2010

A Principle for Peter in the 21st Century

Filed under: Economics - 16 Nov 2010

The world is lining up to not buy our debt so we are buying it ourselves in a move we call by the innocuous acronym QE2, which is short for Quantitative Easing two. More traditional, or verbally honest, economists …

Oklahoma: When Sharia comes sweeping down the plains

Filed under: Elections & Voting,War On Terror - 16 Nov 2010

During the recent mid-term election, voters across the country voiced their will on more than just which politicians or political party they wanted to see in power for the next term. Voters in Oklahoma voted on whether or not Sharia, …

Character, Leadership, and Barack Obama

We all believe we have it. We profess our virtues because of it. We talk about it. We want others to believe we have it. We are comfortable displaying it if the threat of employing it is marginal. It is …

November 15, 2010

Obama Wants To Talk

Filed under: Politics In General - 15 Nov 2010

Obama wants to talk; something he enjoys. The question is will he listen. The time for Obama speech making is over now its time to hear what the public has to say. Can Obama bring himself down to the …

Just How Far Do Hispanosupremacist Sympathizers Intend To Take Their Biblical Analogies?

Filed under: Immigration,Religion & Faith - 15 Nov 2010

In a Sojourner’s blog post titled “Abraham, Joseph and Today’s Patriarchs”, David Vasquez of Luther College likens the plight of illegal aliens to the epic of the Biblical patriarchs.

Let’s examine the analogy for a moment.

How John Locke Influenced Catholic Social Teaching

Filed under: Featured Conservative,History,Religion & Faith - 15 Nov 2010

By: Joe Hargrave

It isn’t often that John Locke is mentioned in discussions of Catholic social teaching, unless it is to set him up as an example of all that the Church supposedly rejects. After all, Locke is considered one of …

November 14, 2010

Is the Only Good Muslim a Bad Muslim?

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 14 Nov 2010

Last week I was privileged to moderate a debate between two of the best writers on religion in the English-speaking world, Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft and Jihadwatch director Robert Spencer. How was I able to land two eminent speakers …

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