April, 2011

The Birth Certificate Trees Obscuring the Forest

On April 27, 2011, after the White House had claimed for more than two years that the Certification of Live Birth (COLB) Barack Obama had released during his presidential campaign was the only available government-issued proof of his birthplace (which, of course, was a mantra echoed by the media—both liberal and “conservative”), a new, and different, image was released to the world. So, regarding those claims, were they lying then or are they lying now?  The answer is, “yes.”

By Guest Column Dean C. Haskins- Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

It’s not too late to save America!

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On April 18, Standard & Poor’s issued the following notice:
Because the U.S. has, relative to its ‘AAA’ peers, what we consider to be very large budget deficits and rising government indebtedness and the path to addressing these is not clear to us, we have revised our outlook on the long-term rating to negative from stable.

By Henry Lamb - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Gardening in the Merry Month of May

You thought this spring weather was testing? Environment Canada’s 2011 weather calendar tells us on 9th May 1923 Point Pelee, Ontario, that 10 days previous, high winds blew away freshly planted onion seeds; reseeding had just been completed when on this date a snowstorm struck with powerful winds and low temperatures. Ah yes, those were the good old days, weren’t they now?

But it’s time to go fossicking for flowers through garden centres. Thinking on seasonal plants makes scents. Modern plant breeders aren’t much help here. In their search of cents they have lost the scent. Far too many new offerings lack this, surely one of the essential attractions of any garden. Then there are the old-timers – usually far less hard on the pocketbook than new introductions.

By Wes Porter - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

New for You – Products for the Passionate Gardener

Check this space over the next few months for some of the many new products that have come to our attention and might be considered worthy of your interest. Please note that none of these have paid to be mentioned, nor offered “freebies” – although aged journalism wisdom has it that if it can be eaten, drunk or smoked in one day it is not a bribe, which seems to let us out.

By Wes Porter - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Climate Depot’s Morano on Fox News on Tornado/Climate Link

Morano: ‘The idea that our SUVs are causing severe tornadoes is no better than in 1450 when Aztec priests encouraged people to sacrifice to the gods to end severe drought. We are going back to a primitive culture where we actually think we can affect the weather…Nobel prize winning economist Thomas Schelling wished for ‘horrid things’ like a lot of tornadoes in order to convince people of man-made warming. This is just purely a propaganda tool. It is shameful’

By News on the Net - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

NDP (No Down Payment)

NDP REDUX

Rae days, Rae days, good old NDP days.

Rae said be of good cheer, the good times are near,
soon it will be all skittles and beer.

By William Bedford - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Palestine - Abbas Negates Further Negotiations With Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA)  announcement abdicating to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) the conduct of any future political negotiations with Israel - effectively sinks any further hope of direct negotiations being resumed with Israel over the future sovereignty of the West Bank and Gaza.

The PA has consigned itself - and 17 years of on and off negotiations - on to the scrapheap of history to join previously failed negotiators and negotiations attempting to achieve a peaceful resolution of the 130 years conflict between Jews and Arabs in former Palestine.

By David Singer - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Carbon and carbon dioxide: Clearing up the confusion

We are constantly bombarded with information – much of it inaccurate, misleading, even deliberately so.

We are frequently told we must reduce carbon emissions, support “carbon disclosure” and invest in “carbon trusts” – to prevent catastrophic global warming, global climate change or global climate “disruption.” News stories, advocacy and lobbying activities, and corporate “ethics” promotions frequently use “carbon” and “carbon dioxide” almost interchangeably; some occasionally talk about “dangerous carbon monoxide emissions.”

By Paul Driessen - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Obama: The Half of my Kingdom for a Birth Certificate?

After indirectly calling Donald Trump a carnival barker followed by a publicity junket to Oprah’s stage to chuckle about the clowns who thought he wasn’t born in America there remains only one looming question. What are Mr. Obama’s real motives?

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

imageIt’s that time of the year, late April when southern Utah’s high desert beckons with a shout and red-rock cliffs streaked black like tar and convoluted canyons and eroded spires demand homage, photographically speaking.

This mind-altering terrain of 377,000 rugged acres 40 miles southwest of Moab cradled between the LaSal, Abajo and Henry Mountains and trisected by the twisting turns of the Colorado and Green rivers defies our paltry imaginations. Up close and personal the land is surprisingly verdant, and its million colorful canyons will forever alter any preconceived notion you might harbor of what a desert is supposed to look like. Brown, flat and perennially parched it is not.

By John Treadwell Dunbar - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Liars vs Racists

The combination of Trump, Obama and the media insured that this week’s story would be the birth certificate issue. Even though there isn’t much of a story there. The birth certificate has been part of the much larger underlying issue which is the lack of transparency by the Obama Administration in even the simplest things. And that may not be a resolvable issue anymore.

It’s not just that Obama has lied too many times. Most politicians lie or stretch the truth or hold back information. The problem is that the media and too many institutions have been willing to lie for him. Take a simple story like Obama Sr’s time at Harvard.

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Come on, Jack, give voters the naked truth on that 1996 “massage”

So Jack Layton was found naked in a Toronto bawdyhouse, a.k.a. massage parlour, in 1996. Apparently Jack needed to relieve his stress and I suppose there is nothing like a good massage to do that.

Unfortunately for Jack, he chose poorly when selecting the known bawdyhouse in Toronto’s seedy Chinatown. Jack, meanwhile, said from the campaign trail in British Columbia that nothing wrong happened. Okay. He also said it was all a smear campaign. Right.

By Bill McIntyre - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Full Story

Oil Prices, Speculators, and the Fed

As gasoline prices continue to rise, government officials realize they had better find someone to blame to divert the public’s anger. President Obama just a few weeks ago joked about the complaints, but apparently his advisors told him to be more sensitive to hurting motorists. Now the message from the White House is the familiar slogan: high gas prices are the fault of speculators and greedy oil companies.

By Institute for Energy Research - Friday, April 29, 2011 - Full Story

Needed:  Comprehensive Energy Strategy

The increase in gasoline prices reflects the instability in the Middle East and attendant speculation in the oil markets.  We need to address the huge run-up in oil prices with comprehensive policies designed to provide solutions to our energy consumption problems.  Unfortunately, past administrations have failed us.

The Obama administration should continue to promote democracy in North Africa and the Middle East, and hopefully democratic reforms in these countries will provide some stability in the region and thereby help decrease speculation in the oil markets.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 29, 2011 - Full Story

When Eric Holder Earned his Spurs

The New Black Panther Party threatened Philadelphia voters with billy clubs and Eric Holder’s justice department couldn’t be bothered. CAIR was accused of fundraising for Hamas, and Eric Holder shrugged.

By Humberto Fontova - Friday, April 29, 2011 - Full Story

What’s a Widget Worth?

What’s a widget worth? Who determines the price of widgets? Is there an answer to the escalating cost of widgets?

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, April 29, 2011 - Full Story

Soros: “Fox Can’t be Neutralized”

Far-left financier George Soros came to Washington, D.C. yesterday to deliver a speech on a wide range of topics. In doing so he may have cheered up conservative while disheartening liberals when he said that Fox News can’t be neutralized:

By Don Irvine - Friday, April 29, 2011 - Full Story

Geithner’s Spin: Auto Bailout A Success

At the Detroit Economic Club today, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tried to claim the auto bailout is a success.

It certainly doesn’t seem like a success for the taxpayers. GM stock is about $30 today, and unless it gets up to $54, the taxpayers lose money on the deal. Why would it go up? You want to fight high gas prices by buying a Volt? How does $41 grand a pop sound? And still GM loses money on every one it sells even at that price. Not only that but we are seeing that government subsides for electric cars is good tax money wasted in any case.

By Warner Todd Huston - Friday, April 29, 2011 - Full Story