Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

“Don’t Tell Your Mother”

“Don’t tell your mother.” Parents teach their children to recognize these words to warn them of stranger danger. Exposure is the predator’s enemy. “Don’t tell your mother” is the victimizer’s watchword used to silence his/her victims. So it is in politics.

The leftist Democrat party has weaponized secrecy for political purposes. Exposure is their enemy. The Mueller “Russian collusion” probe, launched by a falsified dossier financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee to destroy candidate Trump, handed to the FBI by Republican political adversary John McCain, was deceitfully used by the Obama team to secure FISA warrants to spy on the Trump team.

By Linda Goudsmit - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Slick Willy

Slick Willy
In barbershops, even the most sanctimonious listeners accept professional grade lying as entertaining tall tales.

One day, while Larry the barber clipped the white scraggly hackles festooning my haggard old head, he related a tall tale, after which one of the waiting customers said, “Reed, you make a living out of lying by writing stories that never fall within the realm of truthfulness; tell us one that will top Larry’s.”

“I’ll bet the cost of this haircut that he can’t,” Larry boasted.

By Jimmy Reed - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Time to define “The Press”

Time to define The Press
Language, unless closely defined, is a fluid thing, open to myriad interpretations of individual words by individual people. Lawyers are perhaps the worst offenders when it comes to taking words and twisting them to have a meaning never intended by the author of a particular sentence. It seems appropriate at this anniversary of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a time of leftist hysteria over “sexual harassment and abuse” to recall Slick Willie Clinton’s famous:

“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the—if he—if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not—that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement….Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.”

By Michael Oberndorf, RPA - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Facebook Censors Alveda King’s Pro-life Documentary

Social media giant Facebook is once again under scrutiny for attempting to silence a conservative Christian agenda. Alveda King, MLK’s niece and pro-life activist, recently discovered that efforts to advertise her documentary had been removed by Facebook. The film, Roe vs. Wade, brings awareness to the “real untold story” of abortion in America. January 22 is the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to allow abortion.

The Christian Post reported that Facebook lifted its ban, and in an emailed statement said, “the pro-life ad was originally disapproved in error and was correctly approved upon appeal.” Hollywood actors Jon Voight and Nick Loeb will star in the first-ever movie to, as Loeb told LifeNews, tell “the untold story of how [abortion activists] lied and manipulated Jane Roe, the media, and the courts into the decision to allow abortion in 1973.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Christian Headlines- Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

CNN Has Jumped The Shark

CNN Has Jumped The Shark
Every day it is becoming clearer that CNN, the once proud ratings giant and unquestioned cable network news leader, has abandoned objective journalism to cultivate obsessive hatred for President Donald Trump. It has literally “jumped the shark,” meaning that a once distinguished broadcaster has become absurd. The original definition referred to the fifth season premiere episode of the hit TV show Happy Days, in which the main character, Fonzie, literally jumped over a shark while water skiing in his signature leather jacket. It is also a perfect reference to a broadcast network like CNN that has diminished greatly in quality and popularity.

Sadly, CNN has become infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome. The network is filled with liberal hosts and analysts who regularly spew antipathy toward our President. In the aftermath of the infamous White House meeting focused on solving immigration problems including how to deal with DACA recipients, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) claimed that the President used the word “s…hole” in reference to Haiti and countries in Africa. During the meeting, Trump supposedly asked why the United States should accept more people from those countries instead of countries such as Norway.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Jeanette Epps, black NASA astronaut set to make space station history, removed from flight

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was set to make history as the first black to make a long-duration stay aboard the International Space Station, has been removed from the mission just months before launch.

Ms. Epps was scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan in June for a 143-day stay in space as part of Expedition 56/67. NASA announced Thursday, however, that the Syracuse native would be replaced by astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, who had been assigned to a station flight scheduled for launch in November, CBS News reported. Astronaut Anne McClain will be taking Ms. Auñón-Chancellor’s place on the November flight.—More,..

By Washington Times - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

The Incredible Shrinking Population: By 2080, Italians Will Be A Minority In Their Own Nation

Though the official data shows that Italy’s population was growing until 2015 and according to a Eurostat projection it will stabilize within the next decades, the number of indigenous citizens is shrinking with an astonishing pace: every year by a quarter of a million, and this decline will accelerate. That means that the projected demographic growth can only be achieved by mass migration from Africa and Central Asia. Currently most migrants in Italy are from Romania but that number is declining rapidly. There will be less and less migration from other European countries because all European nations are in a dramatic demographic decline and because due to the prolonged Italian economic crisis the country is not a prime destination for people from other European states.

If the official Eurostat forecast is correct, then within 60 years or, taking into consideration the current pace of migration even sooner, 50% of Italy’s inhabitants will be of African or Asian descent. The figures found by our demographic-research team are by far not unique and government statisticians have the same numbers. Not only are the Italian and European authorities fully aware of this, but they seem to be executing a re-population program on such a monumental scale that will dwarf the Swedish mass migration experiment —More….

By News on the Net -- ZeroHedge- Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Google Discontinues Flawed Fact-Checking Effort; Poisonous Corporate Culture Remains

The Daily Caller’s Eric Lieberman reported early Friday afternoon that Google is discontinuing (for now) its “fact-check” feature.

The company is now characterizing the effort, which the Daily Caller exposed as a thinly veiled attempt to target conservative sites while leaving leftists alone, as an “experiment” which has been put “on hold,” while the its engineers see, in Lieberman’s words, “how they can vastly improve a fact-check system.”—More…

By News on the Net -- NewsBusters- Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Watch: Masked professor scares off class with bizarre lesson at Tarrant County College

A Tarrant County College professor’s behavior so startled his astronomy students that they left the classroom and called police.

Adjunct professor Daniel Mashburn, who worked at the school’s northeast campus, walked into the class with his face fully covered and turned off the lights, according to a report from The Collegian, the campus news organization. Mashburn then drew connections between Islam and astronomy, The Collegian reported.—More…

By News on the Net -- Dallas Morning News- Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Is Musk’s “Rockstar” Status Costing Taxpayers Billions and Harming National Security?

Is Musk's

In October, a CNBC headline proclaimed what many watchers have long suspected: Elon Musk is More Rockstar than CEO. And as we all know, rockstars get to live by a different standard than the rest of us commoners. This seems to be especially true in both the media’s and some government officials’ treatment of Mr. Musk.

Brotopia,” a forthcoming book by Emily Chang of Bloomberg TV details how last summer, a board member of Musk’s SpaceX and Tesla hosted an outlandish, drug-laced sex party that Musk attended. Allegedly, participants consumed ecstasy called “Tesla;” named after Musk’s company because it turbocharged them like the electric car. One woman recounted how an older male took advantage of her by using illegal substances to alter her decision-making.

By Megan Barth - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Don’t Give Us Barabbas

Don't Give Us Barabbas
Hollywood has reached a turning point. Movie attendance is at a 24 year low and after decades of snickering at their audiences, disparaging Christians, family values, and trying desperately to overturn the culture, the audiences are dwindling. The only reason the yearly receipt totals have not substantially contracted is because they keep raising the ticket prices.

The Trump election put Hollywood, and the liberal elite in a tailspin. With the anticipation of a sure win by Hillary Clinton, the Left was convinced they won the culture war. Permanently in with Happy Holidays and gone forever with Merry Christmas and everything it represents. In with the Robert De Niro rants and out with Jesus. It didn’t happen that way. The majority of Americans have seen what Hollywood values have helped create…secularism, debauchery, broken families, drug use, and the multitude of problems associated with all of it.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Who is more important: Americans or Non-US Citizens?

Who is more important: Americans or Non-US Citizens?
Any trade-off in the looming budget fight over a two-year deal or short-term continuing resolution from the Democrats for a path to citizenship for illegal aliens will be viewed as a complete capitulation to the interests of non-US citizens who already drive much of the annual half trillion dollar budget deficit.

In 2017, a Republican-controlled Congress wasted another year by refusing to curtail the vast transfer of American wealth to non-US citizens via healthcare, Medicaid disbursements, immigration infrastructure, K-12 subsidies, university grants, housing developments, “food stamps”, and social security fraud.

By Dr. Marguerite Creel - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

Neo-Stalinism and the Polish Challenge

Neo-Stalinism and the Polish Challenge
Courts have been turned into leverage for destruction of national democracies by the totalitarian system

In late December, the European Commission announced punitive measures against Poland using the so-called “nuclear option”, Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty. The reason was the decision of Warsaw to limit the power of judges. The EU considered this an infringement on “freedom, democracy and the rule of law”.

In fact, the “nuclear option” of the EU has no relation to freedom, democracy, or the rule of law. Its goal is to establish a totalitarian supranational system in Poland, the leading country of the Visegrad Fronde, in order to supersede democratic national institutions of power.

By Alexander Maistrovoy - Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Full Story

It’s Not Really President Trump Who Needs His Mouth Washed Out With Soap

It's Not Really President Trump Who Needs His Mouth Washed Out With Soap
Throwing the spotlight on so-called Men of the Cloth: It’s not President Donald Trump who needs to have his mouth washed out with soap for having allegedly made use of the vulgar ‘s’ word at a White House meeting on immigration.

There’s just no getting around it that some words are more painful than cuss words, particularly when they heap praise on abortion advocates.

“Members of President Trump’s evangelical advisory council decided to jump ship for the day and publicly sided with Nancy Pelosi on DACA. (RedState, Jan. 18, 2018)

By Judi McLeod - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Full Story

Flags and Flowers Honor Veterans Every Day, Not just on a Holiday

Flags and Flowers Honor Veterans Every Day, Not just on a Holiday
When I called Preston Sharp, he answered the phone.  I heard the voice of a very young person.  However, as the conversation ensued, I heard words of commitment, well beyond the age of the person on the other end of the line.

When I met Duane Ehmer in Red Bluff, California, he handed me the business card of Preston C. Sharp.  He had obtained the card when he visited Preston at a cemetery where Sharp was busy planting flags and artificial flowers (Red Carnations) on the graves of military veterans.

Duane, a veteran himself, knew that I was a Vietnam Veteran, and felt that I would be interested in this story.  That has become an understatement, as I interviewed with Sharp.

By Gary Hunt - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Full Story

Rep. Matt Gaetz, multiple Congressmen: the FISA memo indicates ‘People will go to jail’

Rep. Matt Gaetz, multiple Congressmen: the FISA memo indicates 'People will go to jail'
If you spend your days following, dissecting, and writing about politics, you get used to bombast and hyperbole. Democrats have turned it into an art form. We’ve all heard it a thousand times before. Our troops are Nazis, government shutdowns and tax cuts will kill you, the GOP wants to throw grandma off a cliff, and the world will be uninhabitable by 2017.

When you see so much of this stuff, it doesn’t take long before you learn to separate genuine bombshells - even if they are extraordinary in their severity - from the standard phony, ginned-up, manufactured outrage.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Full Story

CNN star Jim Acosta scolded by Mick Mulvaney amid ‘Schumer Shutdown’ briefing

CNN’s Jim Acosta resumed his role as White House punching bag on Friday when Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney shut him down during a briefing on the looming government shutdown.

Acosta asked, “How can it be the Schumer Shutdown when Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate?”—More…

By Fox News - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Full Story

Dogs save elderly Michigan woman from freezing to death outside home

NORVELL TWP., MI - In the darkness, amid frigid temperatures early Saturday morning, a pair of labradoodles began acting strangely.

It was 4:30 a.m., and Adam and Eva acted like they needed to go outside badly, something that was not normal for the dogs, owners Lonnie and Susan Chester said.—More…

By News on the Net -- MichiganLive- Friday, January 19, 2018 - Full Story

Every Intelligence Committee Democrat votes against letting full House see facts about Trump campaig

Every Intelligence Committee Democrat votes against letting full House see facts about Trump campaign wiretap warrants
Remember how hard the Justice Department and the FBI fought to not have to turn over documents concerning their pursuit of a warrant to wiretap Trump campaign official Carter Page in 2016? Remember how the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the documents in August, but had to deal with constant foot-dragging and excuses until Paul Ryan had to threaten them with a contempt of Congress charge to finally get access to the documents?

If you’re any sort of critical thinker, it made you wonder what they were hiding - especially since it appears they may have used the fake Steele dossier to convince the FISA court to issue a warrant to wiretap Page. That would mean a Democrat administration got permission under false pretenses to spy on a Republican presidential campaign. That’s bigger than Watergate.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Full Story