Author: Patti Bankson

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November 25, 2009

How Safe is Our Future II ?

Last week we honored the young men and women whose lives were ended in Ft. Hood by… yet another ingrate. Someone undeserving of American citizenship. Happy to take advantage of America’s opportunities and rights, and stunningly, just as happy to …

November 24, 2009

How Safe is Our Future?

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 24 Nov 2009

I see some disturbing trends in our country: there’s nothing special about America… we need to be constantly apologetic… and “making nice” is a viable foreign policy, which will ensure our safety.

November 23, 2009

Be a Squeaky Wheel

Remember those speeches President Obama made about the importance of getting things done quickly? No time to waste? We hesitate at our peril?

October 31, 2009

Clues for the Clueless

CNSNews.com’s Matt Cover tried in vain to get a rational answer from Patrick Leahy (D-VT) about forcing every American to buy health insurance..

October 24, 2009

Whaddaya Think??

Sometimes people experience defining moments that, if embraced and nurtured, change us; make us better.

October 17, 2009

Keeping the Dream Alive

Filed under: History,Politics In General - 17 Oct 2009

What makes the United States the best country in the world is our Constitution… that one-of-a-kind foundation that acknowledges our God-given freedoms and was created to provide us the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness. It’s not a promise …

October 16, 2009

What Are We Going to Do About it?

Filed under: In The News,Politics In General - 16 Oct 2009

Living in a home means you’re responsible for keeping it maintained. If a toilet stops up or stops working, you have a couple of sensible options: call a plumber, or if you’re handy, figure out why it’s not working, or …

October 15, 2009

Hurl Away!

“Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.” Anybody remember that little commercial ditty? I’m thinking that should be Jimmy Carter’s theme song, with the “sometimes you don’t” part taken out, ‘cuz he sounds like a nut every time …

October 14, 2009

Shake Off Your Slumber

Filed under: Politics In General - 14 Oct 2009

If you’re like me, you’re wondering WHAT! is our government doing, and WHY? And… will we survive ? Of course, we’ll survive… we’re Americans… that’s what we do. But we’ll need tools, and the determination to use them to refresh …

October 13, 2009

A More Perfect Union for All

Have you heard? There’s a new Supreme in town and everyone in La-La Land’s wondering whether her singing meets Diana Ross’s high standard! I’d like to say… “Just kidding!”, but, as silly as it may sound, I can’t… because there …

July 2, 2009

This Little Piggy Went to Congress

This Little Piggy Went To Market. Did this Little Piggy spend his own money at the market? Money he had earned while working a real job? Or did this Little Piggy use Big Hog-Daddy government-issued food stamps?

June 30, 2009

Liberty Lies in the Heart

More and more people are dissatisfied with the direction in which our leaders are taking us. We may not be geniuses… not that our leaders are … but it’s been obvious for decades that there’s something wrong with our government. …

June 29, 2009

Who is Cleaning Up?

Filed under: Politics In General - 29 Jun 2009

Cleaning up our mess(es) is possible, but it’ll be painful. How painful depends on whether logic and common sense are used to find solutions. So far, I haven’t seen much of either. And with each of the gazillion presidential news …

June 28, 2009

Uighurs, Secrets, Cronies and Pals

Filed under: War On Terror - 28 Jun 2009

How ‘bout them Uighurs! (Pronounced: we-grrrrs, in case you care.) They sought, and received, training in the East Turkestan Islamic Movement’s paramilitary camps. Uh, huh… that’s that al-Qaeda affiliate that has been officially designated by the U.S., under U.S. law, …

June 25, 2009

I’m Sorry… So Sorry…

No, really. I’m sorry. You’re sorry. We’re all sorry. At least that’s what President Barack Obama said about us when he spoke to our global friends and foes in his recent travels. Hmmmm… I don’t recall “shame-faced apologist” being part …

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