November, 2008

Oklahoma: Where Freedom, Rule of Law, and Patriotism Still Matter!

imageWith many of the several states headed toward ruination under the guise of being “progressive”, the Great State of Oklahoma is moving in exactly the opposite direction.

Which means that Oklahoma is becoming a shining example of what can happen when citizens work diligently to protect and defend the ideals and culture that have made America great.

For instance, Oklahoma voters supported John McCain by nearly 2-1 over Barack Obama.

By John Lillpop - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Conservatives Have But Three Alternatives

Let’s cut to the chase.  If conservatives are going to take back America and return it to the Constitutional Republic, which was the design of the Founding Fathers, there are only three ways to accomplish the task.  Each of the three alternatives comes with its own risks and chances for success.  We will start with the hardest task first, having the greatest risk and no guarantees of a positive outcome.

By Ron Ewart - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Rethinking the Middle East

After 9/11 much of my thinking reflected the general view that Al Qaeda had to be found and destroyed. I thought, too, that Saddam Hussein had to be removed as an obstacle to stability in the Middle East given his invasion of Kuwait and general belligerence.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Palestine - Fantasy and Fiction Feature at United Nations

The gross ignorance displayed by current United Nations General Assembly President - Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann - highlights the difficulty in having any kind of rational discussion at the United Nations about finally resolving Jewish and Arab claims to the territory once called Palestine.

By David Singer - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Do we really want ‘banana republic"status?

Just when Canadians thought they were through yet another federal election and had democratically elected the government of their choice an irresponsible and power mad opposition (a good description would be Junta) come up with a suprise Christmas present to oust the Conservatives and undemocratically seize power.

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

November Blues

NOVEMBER CHILL

October’s blushing days are gone
November’s misting all around
the trees take on a wintry pallor
as their leaves wither on the
ground

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Social engineering: national suicide

Social engineering by government always ends in disaster.  Social engineering occurs when government passes laws and regulations that force citizens to behave the way government thinks they should behave.  Prohibition is a great example of social engineering.  In 1919, government decided that its citizens should not drink “intoxicating liquors.”  This “government-knows-best” idea produced more than a decade of lawlessness far worse than citizen intoxication.  Prohibition was repealed in 1933.

By Henry Lamb - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

President Bush Must React to the Mumbai Bombings

President Bush is still the President.  That fact is not lost on al-Qaeda or on other terrorist groups, who are waiting to see whether it is only the left that wishes to pursue an agenda of appeasement or whether we as a nation have caved in our collective fight.  For this reason, far more important than the actions of the transitioning administration is whether the current President will react as strongly and decisively to the latest act of terror as he has responded in the past.

By Yomin Postelnik - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Dave and the Dragon lady

When I came across her name in the obituary column, I wondered if there would be anyone to say a few kind words about her, but somehow I doubted it. She and I had lived in the same apartment building for a time, where our paths first crossed at a tenants’ meeting. The tenant gathering had an almost festive air about it, with everyone enjoying coffee and cookies, until she showed up with the chill of the November evening on her pinched, angry face. The young woman I was chatting with asked me if I knew her. When I answered no, she whispered: “She’s an awful bigot, and so vile tempered that we call her the Dragon Lady”.

By William Bedford - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Three prominant Canadians praise Bush legacy

-Robert Fulford
Bush’s billions saved lived in Africa  but how many people know this?

For those Canadians who hate Americans, and believe in their hearts that they are intrinsically superior to the citizens of the United States, George W. Bushs two terms have been a radiant period, an era when familiar impulses of nationalist bigotry were reinforced by unbridled, exuberant rage. At the same time, liberal Americans who see the Republicans as the party of the devil have enjoyed eight years of intense self-righteousness. Its unlikely that either group will ever know such satisfactions again.

By Ted Belman - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Mumbai terrorists were ‘funded by cash raised in UK mosques’

imageA banned Islamic terrorist group funded with cash raised in British mosques is believed to be behind the Mumbai attacks.

Kashmiri separatists Lashkar-e-Taiba, ‘The Army of the Righteous’, which has strong links to Al Qaeda, is accused of previous terrorist outrages in India.

And intercepted telephone and radio communications before and during the latest attacks apparently suggest a link.

By Guest Column - Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Full Story

Causes of Mumbai Terror; Potential Reaction

Chicago, USA—Many journalists have referred to the recent Mumbai terror attacks as “India’s 9/11.”  Noted anti-terrorist and human rights expert on South Asia, Dr. Richard Benkin, has been warning about the terrorist threat in India for years.  “On my last trip there,” he said.  “There was a terrorist attack or counter-terrorist action every day.  The carnage in Mumbai was new only in the attention it received.”

By Dr. Richard Benkin - Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Full Story

Six Reasons You Are Fat

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in North America. Diet programs, books, programs and media machines that promote Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, the Zone and the like, as well as the too numerous to mention fad diets have led to both bulges around our waist and bulges in the collective wallets of the heads of the diet industry.  Sadly, in spite of decades of diets, hours of Tae Bo, aerobics, and Arnold pumping us up, we, collectively and individually are fatter than ever.  Despite annually spending hundreds of millions of dollars on weight loss supplements and drugs, the rate of obesity increase ‘weighs in’ at a 25% increase over the past decade. Not surprisingly, parallel increases are seen in rates of chronic low back pain, heart attacks, diabetes, stroke, bowel disorders and cancer. The combined rate of incidence for developing these diseases indicate that 3 out of 4 people will get at least one of these conditions.

By Guest Column William McCreary, PhD.- Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Full Story

Public Perception Worked For Communism Too

During the Soviet Empire, communists employed the tactics of public perception to control the thinking of the Russian people with propaganda distributed through their government-owned media. Many Russian citizens believed life was good under communism, and everything was just dandy in Russia right up to the total collapse of the Russian economy and the downfall of the Soviet Union. Some Russians, fooled by their media, are still wondering what happened to their glorious empire.

By JR Dieckmann - Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Full Story

Think professional athletes are all greedy?  Think again.

Ian Browne, writer for MLB.com, and cover reporter for RedSox.com provided an interesting offering on November 26, 2008, the day before Thanksgiving, to refute the often-stated thinking of the public that all professional athletes are greedy.  Such is their reputation gained from notable monetary dealings with baseball teams’ management.

By Jerry McConnell - Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Full Story