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Giving Marriage Back to the Church

Across the country the issue of “gay marriage” is being debated, examined, voted on and legislated. Groups, both pro and con, have taken to the streets from Massachusetts and Connecticut to both ends of California to express their support and opposition to legislating finality to this issue. While the answer to this ideological impasse may indeed come from legislation, it may come in an unexpected form and require those on both sides of the issue to dial back on their own self-importance.

By Frank Salvato - Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Full Story

We Must Fight Faith with Faith

The enemies we face in America cannot be defeated by good arguments alone (there are no good arguments to support what they believe.)  This fact is easier to understand when we are fighting radical Islam overseas.  Hatred of Jews and Christians is not logical but rather theological.  Fanatics who turn to religious texts which enjoin the faithful to deceive, to despoil, and to dominate the unbeliever view arguments as simply another weapon to weaken the enemy.

By Bruce Walker - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Slummin’ with Barry

Mrs. Clinton assumed full taunting mode in a January Democratic presidential candidate debate. She aggressively battled “bad” Republican ideas, she told Obama, “when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slumlord business in inner-city Chicago.”

By Michael Bates - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

American troops in Afghanistan through the eyes of a French OMLT infantryman

by Jean-Marc Liotier

The US often hears echoes of worldwide hostility against the application of its foreign policy, but seldom are they reached by the voices of those who experience first hand how close we are to the USA. In spite of contextual political differences and conflicting interests that generate friction, we do share the same fundamental values - and when push comes to shove that is what really counts. Through the eyes of that French OMLT (Operational Mentoring Liaison Teams) infantryman you can see how strong the bond is on the ground. In contrast with the Americans, the French soldiers don’t seem to write much online - or maybe the proportion is the same but we just have less people deployed. Whatever the reason, this is a rare and moving testimony which is why I decided to translate it into English, so that American people can catch a glimpse of the way European soldiers see them. Not much high philosophy here, just the first hand impressions of a soldier in contact - but that only makes it more authentic.

By Guest Column - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

November 22, 1963

I doubt that most Americans will recall that, forty-five years ago, on November 22, 1963, the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

By Alan Caruba - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Without H - I - H, We Have No Country, Or Freedom

When the ratio of the elements “H”, “I” and “H” keep getting lower in a society, with respect to the elements “G”, “A” and “G”, societal degradation begins to take place.  As the ratio of “G”, “A” and “G” climb to a significant percentage, the degradation accelerates.  No, this isn’t some trick chemistry formula that you forgot from high school or college, these are elements of character.  The H, I and H are Honesty, Integrity and Honor.  The G, A and G are greed, avarice and gluttony.  We see no need in defining greed, avarice and gluttony, but to get a better handle on the definitions of Honesty, Integrity and Honor, it is helpful to provide their generally accepted meanings.

By Ron Ewart - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Obama On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Don’t Change?

President-elect Barack Obama has produced yet another dramatic “first” for the history books: He is the first African-American president to weasel on a campaign promise before even being sworn in!

By John Lillpop - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Riding out the Recession

(Editor’s Note:  Remembering how he brought the City of Toronto through nine consecutive ZERO tax increases budgets, during his 10 years as budget chief, we asked Tom Jakobek, who now volunteers for an array of charitable organizations and manages a private family business, for his advice on how to get through the current economic meltdown.)

By Guest Column Tom Jakobek- Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

ACORN’s Night of the Long Knives

Cross big boss Bertha Lewis at ACORN and you get shived.  The gang’s “chief organizer” released a statement saying board members ”Karen Inman and Marcel Reid were removed for violating the board’s code of conduct.”

By Matthew Vadum - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Wall Street and the Rise of Obama

Joe Biden made headlines by talking about a “generated crisis” for President Obama. But is the current financial meltdown another “generated crisis?” Why did this crisis suddenly occur only six weeks before the election? Is it just a coincidence that it occurred at a time when John McCain was leading in the national public opinion polls and appeared to be on his way to a November 4 election victory?

By Cliff Kincaid - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Main Stream Media Contracts Obama Derangement Syndrome

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Nancy Gibbs writes in the Leftinistra Rag called Time, owned by CNN: ” Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope.” ... And some are born from the bowels of anti-Americanists such as Saul Alinsky, Uncle Frank and George Soros. She forgot them. Did she just compare Obama to Jesus Christ?

By Mark Harvey - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Nation’s Capital Implements Measures Violating Rights & Property

As the nation’s capital, Washington DC is often looked to for various approaches on how to handle a number of growing issues around the country.  Usually government eggheads like to formulate their grandiose schemes from their comfortable halls of power and impose them upon areas of the heartland so far from scrutinizing eyes that very few end up seeing what is actually going on.  However, there are now a number of policies being implemented within the city that will soon be at the forefront of efforts to undermine life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

By Dr. Frederick Meekins - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

What If Electoral College Elects Sarah Palin As President?

- Satire -
What if Barack Obama is declared a non-citizen and ineligible to serve as U.S. President?

By John Lillpop - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Hostile Green Takeover: The Auto Industry Faces Environmental Thuggery

Senate Floor Speech - November 20, 2008
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) – Ranking Member, Environment and Public Works Committee
Link to Press Release

Mr. President, Americans are once again being asked to foot the bill for yet another “urgent” bailout.  In October, Congress voted for an unprecedented $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, and now much of the same alarmist rhetoric is being employed to pressure members to act quickly. 

By EPW Blog - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Message to the Racist Coward in the Cave

I read with interest that the number two man in Al-Qaeda—Ayman al-Zawahiri—issued a web message and video which criticized our President-Elect and used demeaning racial slurs, referring to him as a “slave” and a “house negro” [sic] Once again, these cheesy “Al-Qaeda Cave Productions” video taped hate messages only serve to show how pathetic and ineffectual these cowardly terrorists really are.  The fact that they resort to racial epithets serves only to show how ignorant they are about the American political process and illustrates the poverty of their position. One thing we do not need in America is the opinion of some loser whose life is devoted to killing innocent people—Muslins, Christians, and Jews alike—while dishonoring the Islamic faith. Add to their resume of murder and sacrilege, racial bigotry.

By William Kevin Stoos - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Obama Nominates Arizona’s Napolitano as Homeland Security Chief

Denizens of our nation’s newsrooms are all celebrating the nomination of two-term governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, by President-elect Barack Obama to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes the law enforcement agencies responsible for protecting US borders and capturing illegal aliens.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Sex Goes Public

The days when sex was a private matter between two consenting adults are gone for good. Sex is now public. In a big way. Subject to instruction, modification and definition by an ever expanding array of bureaucrats, courts, religious leaders, organizations and miscellaneous busy bodies.

By Nancy Morgan - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Janet Napolitano for DHS?

imageGovernor Napolitano looks for stranded peasants as part of “Get out the Vote” effort for Obama

America is occupied by as many as 38 million illiterate peasants, AKA illegal aliens, and President-elect Obama has the gall to nominate Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland Security?

The same Napolitano who has done her level best to shield illegal aliens at the expense of American citizens?

By John Lillpop - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Auto Bailouts Will Give Us Detroitsky

Robert Tracinski of The Intellectual Activist wrote a great op-ed on why bailing out the big automakers in Detroit is a really, really, really bad idea. It begins:

By Matthew Vadum - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

Complicating Life

There was a time when getting the oil changed, along with the filters, and checking the air pressure in the tires of one’s car could be done easily in less than an hour. That was before cars came equipped with more computer power than the original Lander on the Moon.

By Alan Caruba - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story