Author: Patti Bankson

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August 13, 2011

Kicking the Can…

Filed under: In The News,Politically Incorrect Reality - 13 Aug 2011

The “Silver Bullet” failed. After all the tension and bickering, the financial compromise, the bill that Harry Reid said has brought us back from the brink of disaster, isn’t making anybody happy. Including the stock market, which, as of …

July 27, 2011

Eat Your Peas!

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 27 Jul 2011

Once more, the sky is falling… we’re at the eleventh hour… we must act immediately… do something, even If it’s wrong. That’s the president speaking from behind the eight-ball, as usual. One would be tempted to think that he’s just …

June 8, 2011

Be Ashamed

Filed under: Politics In General - 08 Jun 2011

We should be ashamed. That’s what some in our country seem to think… that America, and Americans, should be ashamed. Shoot! Our own president feels that way, and has shown no shame of his own when it comes to saying …

May 19, 2011


Filed under: Abortion,Politics In General - 19 May 2011

A few weeks ago I came across this Letter to the (Orlando Sentinel) Editor under the banner: “QUIT PANDERING TO THE PRO-LIFERS. The writer says: “I am part of a large bloc of voters who wants the government to stay …

April 30, 2011

Build it… They’ll Buy It

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood - 30 Apr 2011

I received an email entitled: “The Gospel According to Hollywood”, by John A. Murray, headmaster of Fourth Presbyterian School in Potomac, Md. Mr. Murray asks the reader to imagine meeting a person who had never heard of Easter; then asking, …

March 31, 2011

Where Are We Going?

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism,Myths & Lies - 31 Mar 2011

Do you remember when the argument against drilling for oil here, in the U.S., was that it would take years and years before it would make a difference? I do. Do you remember hearing that same argument applied to wind …

March 16, 2011


Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 16 Mar 2011

Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin accused President Obama of sitting on the sidelines Tuesday while Congress debates “wildly different” budget bills which are expected to fail.

March 1, 2011

Teacher, Teach Me

… to lie, and commit fraud. If that’s what we want our children to learn, then teachers protesting in WI are the kind we all want. Making things …

February 6, 2011

And the talk goes on … and on

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or an expert in international politics to know that the way you spell “Middle East” today is: T-R-O-U-B-L-E! First, Tunisia’s president was ousted last month; then Tuesday, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak made a farewell speech, …

February 3, 2011

Get a Dog!

Filed under: Politics In General - 03 Feb 2011

Greg Revell, of Utah, was a bad-weather/no-flight casualty when he got stranded in a New Jersey airport and ended up spending 10-days in jail. Be-cause… he had an unloaded firearm (legally licensed in Utah) that had been legally checked with …

January 25, 2011

A little Iffy

People sitting in chairs staring blankly ahead, sleeping on the floor, or standing in a never-ending line… all waiting for the same thing: news that a flight, cancelled due to bad weather, meant to take them somewhere other than …

January 22, 2011

Through the Looking Glass

Filed under: In The News - 22 Jan 2011

Tragic events like last weekend’s shootings in Arizona stop us in our tracks. For whatever reason(s), one young man, identified by some who knew him as “scary”, decided to end the lives of people he didn’t even know. Strangers or …

October 30, 2010

The Silly Season

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Featured Conservative - 30 Oct 2010

Someone on television called this pre-election period “the silly season”, and I thought, “Exactly”! The airwaves, newspapers, and mailboxes are full of it. Unfortunately, so are far too many of the people running for office. With few exceptions, they claim …

October 2, 2010

Seriously ?!

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 02 Oct 2010

Senator John Kerry thinks that clueless voters with short attention spans are responsible for the Democrat’s current tough battle against Republican candidates nationwide. He told reporters, “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going …

September 22, 2010

A Monumental Investment Scam

When President Obama released his budget May 14, this year, he told Americans, “We won’t be able to bring down this deficit overnight, given that the recovery is still taking hold and families across the country …

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