September, 2009

Supreme Court To Hear 2nd Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, and decide whether the right to keep and bear arms secured by the Second Amendment protects Americans from overreaching state and local governments.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Lost Dog Gathers Clues to Find its Family

(CBS)  Over the last 20 years, the Love Me Tender animal rescue in central Tennessee has rounded up more than 1,000 abandoned dogs. And although most are timid and untrusting, CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman reports, one Rottweiler named Ella was notably different.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Cap-and-Switch: Hello Sucker!

Here’s a look at the introduction of a draft bill co-sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), co-sponsored by John Kerry (D-MA). It is the Senate alternative to the horrid “Cap-and-Trade” bill authored by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA). Call it “Cap-and-Switch.”

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Oprah, Palin, & Beck

In 2007, Oprah Winfrey, the Chicago-based Queen of Talk TV first introduced the term, “The One”, and officially endorsed Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy before a widely televised national audience.  It could easily be argued she launched the Obama-mania craze. There’s no doubt she played a pivotal role in Obama’s victory.

By Rob Cunningham - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Is Chicago Trying to Kill the Free Speech of Pro-Life Advocates

CHICAGO, /Christian Newswire/—Members of the Pro-Life Action League and attorneys from the Thomas More Society will attend the Human Relations Committee meeting of the Chicago City Council TODAY at 9:00 AM (Central) Wednesday, Sept. 30. The Committee is considering an amendment to the Municipal Code to prohibit picketing within 50 feet of any medical clinic.

By Christian Newswire - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Choices

Alone. Blackness. Overwhelming pain causing my body to cringe with each breath. My mind taking a walk, seeing a variety of creatures, and returning to find the Angel of Death lurking over my lifeless corpse. Death stands on my left, calling to me. Excruciating pain and freedom lay on the right. Three days. Waves of pain. Reality creeping back in. As I choose life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, I am reminded of the waves of tyranny creeping over America, even more painful than the two and a half foot incision on my body. Fight on.

By Guest Column Bill Turner- Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Main Street Under Cap-and-Trade Attack

WASHINGTON—As Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) are expected to release their version of a cap-and-trade global warming bill this week, the Institute for Energy Research (IER), a non-profit free market energy think tank, today released a new study that demonstrates the ways that cap-and-trade, as outlined in the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill, would benefit the nation’s wealthy and politically favored industries while placing a harmful burden on America’s struggling middle and lower income families.

By Institute for Energy Research - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Fairmont’s Seniors Celebration

Whistler, BC, 2009 – The Fairmont Chateau Whistler invites you to the 2nd Annual Whistler Seniors Celebration, November 16-19, 2009, for a fun-filled stay, perfectly tailored to your active lifestyle. You’ll be treated to a royal welcome, reception, hearty breakfasts and decadent feasts with the “Whistler Seniors Celebration” package.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

The Implications of Iran’s Second Enrichment Plant

Asculai, Ephraim
On Friday, September 25, 2009 Iran informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it had a second uranium enrichment plant under construction. Suspicions concerning a parallel, concealed enrichment program were in fact circulating for some time before the announcement. Iran reportedly disclosed the information to the IAEA because it discovered that Western intelligence agencies became aware of this parallel program and wanted to avoid further embarrassment.

By INSS - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Boxer pays off GE in climate bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer’s climate bill set to be released today contains a provision that will compensate General Electric quite nicely for its lobbying and media efforts promoting climate legislation.

By Steve Milloy - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Michelle’s Copenhagen Taxpayer-Funded Junket

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stops to talk to waiting reporters at a hotel in Copenhagen before she meets with International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Copenhagen, September 30, 2009. The first lady will support the Chicago delegation in the bid for the Summer Olympic Games 2016. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on October 2, 2009 in Copenhagen. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool (DENMARK SPORT OLYMPICS POLITICS)Yes, she’s from Chicago. Yes, she’s the First Lady, but she’s also First Lady of the whole United States. Why do we all have to pay for a trip her hometown may or may not benefit from? Half of Chicago doesn’t want it, but we all get the bill.

By Bob Parks - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Sudan still in crisis as Washington fetters

Within the next few days the Obama Administration will unveil its policy towards Sudan.  When the congressional hearings were held in July, the advocates for the situation in Darfur were not pleased.  One of the proposed actions was to remove Sudan from the State Department’s list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

By Scott Morgan - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Terrorists’ explosives out there somewhere

imageAs the sun rose over New York Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials were expanding the security corridor around the Brooklyn federal courthouse where terror suspect Najibullah ZAZI was scheduled to be arraigned at 11:00. Police barricaded Tillary Street with their vehicles and stood vigil against any potential threats to the legal proceedings. Meanwhile, news crews were jockeying for position near the building entrance where ZAZI would be led by federal marshals.  Television reporters began filing their live reports on location well before the sun began to rise. Just two blocks away, vehicle and pedestrian traffic moved at a pace normal for a Tuesday morning, most apparently oblivious to the forthcoming arrival of a suspected terrorist.

By Doug Hagmann - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story

Muslims now hunting Christians in Africa

Somalia (MNN) ― Somalia’s Muslim militants are hunting down converts to Christianity. According to Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Al-Shabaab members have murdered 14 believers since July 15.

Compass Direct News reports the September 15 shooting death of 69-year-old Omar Khalafe, an underground Christian who had Bibles in his possession.

By Dr. Paul L. Williams - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Full Story