Internet Taxes to Come on Halloween…

You want scary? Try the fact that the moratorium on government taxation of the Internet comes to an end on October 31st. And, in true fright movie fashion, it happens at midnight. One expects a crack and flash of lightning to occur over the Capitol just as the witching hour tolls. But, will there be a wave of villagers with pitchforks to stop it? That’s up to all of us.

By Warner Todd Huston - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Booze taxes for Toronto—bring them on!

Much like the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Mayor David Miller and the socialist hordes at city hall didn’t have any time to bask in their victory. While the Red Sox look towards tonight’s game after beating the Colorado Rockies 13-1in the opening game of the 2007 World Series, the city mothers are looking towards what new taxes can be imposed after passing the municipal land transfer tax and vehicle registration fee three days ago

By Arthur Weinreb - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Domestic Terrorism… California arson fires easier than hijacking planes

image Officials: Arson Behind Santiago Fire

CA Fires Exclusive—Fed Source: Look to al Qaeda and the Islamic enemy in the U.S.

Law enforcement officials will agree that arson is the most difficult of crimes to “prove,” especially in terms of identifying the perpetrator(s). The fires this week in Southern California have cost more than $1 billion in lost property and displaced more than a million people, the greatest evacuation California has ever seen. The origin of the massive Santiago Canyon Fire alone has caused an estimated $10 million in damage, burning about 20,000 acres so far and damaging or destroying about 30 structures. That cause of that fire has been officially declared arson, according to federal officials, who identified two separate “points of origin.” Currently, the FBI is involved in the primary investigation of the fires, including forensic collection and analysis and scene management.

By Doug Hagmann - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Commemorating Alger Hiss Day

imageOn every October 24 since he’s been President, George W. Bush has issued a proclamation recognizing “United Nations Day.” Typically, Bush calls upon the people of the United States “to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities.” The appropriate thing to do would be to acknowledge the basic truth that communist spy and State Department official Alger Hiss laid the groundwork for the U.N. and became its first acting secretary-general, causing it to be dubbed “the house that Hiss built.” Hiss also advised President Franklin Roosevelt at the Yalta conference, which defined post-World War II Europe and betrayed Eastern European nations to Soviet control.

By Cliff Kincaid - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Homeless for Hillary No Occident

Some things never change.  The Los Angeles Times last week reported that in New York City Hillary Clinton brings fresh meaning to Chinese take out.  Her campaign’s hauling in bundles of cash from impoverished Chinese areas.  Dishwashers, waiters, street vendors, and other folks not normally considered fat cats are generously donating.

By Michael Bates - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Tom Flanagan is full of crap

As a so-called “red meat conservative”, I find the shenanigans that our current “Conservative” government is engaged in dismaying.  Supposedly acting on the advice of Tom Flanagan, the Harper government has taken a sharp turn to the left in the belief that by behaving like Liberals, they will be able to engineer a majority mandate following the next election.

By Klaus Rohrich - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Democrats Play Cheap Partisan Politics As California Burns

Say what you will about Democrats, if significant human misery and loss of property is involved, they will always seek to score cheap political points by blaming the Bush administration.

By John Lillpop - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Prisoner Preacher won case to Preach

He preaches Christ as Savior to those who repent of their sins. He preaches that salvation comes to the totally sincere via faith in Christ, not good works. It is by faith alone, he proclaims.

By Grant Swank - Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Full Story

Russian Bombers Challenge Canada’s Air Defences

For years the people of Newfoundland and Labrador have been calling on the federal government to make the military base at 5 Wing Goose Bay a fully operational and integral part of Canada’s defence.

By Myles Higgins - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Ontario horse had to be put down following cougar attack

image  Rumours have been rife in the London Ontario area that a cougar was on the loose.  People who fleetingly spotted the cougar were not always believed.
  At one stage, rumors of cougars—not just a single one—were so rife that people started to give credence to the urban legend that the government had set the cougars loose to cut down on a burgeoning deer population.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Who’s Watching The “Watchdog”

According to their website…
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

By Bob Parks - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Most Popular & Most Unpopular

According to the latest CBS News poll (Oct. 12-16), Hillary Clinton is receiving 46 percent of the love from her party faithful and leading the Democrat primary race for the 2008 general election. But according to the latest Zogby poll, she’s also leading the race for the most despised candidate in the country…

By JB Williams - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Life After Death

On the occasion of the 24th commemoration of the bombing of the US Marines Barracks in Beirut (October 23, 1983) by Hezbollah, we re-post the 2003 piece below since it captures the mood of the transformation in US foreign policy that took place after 2001.

By Guest Column Joseph Hitti- Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Welcome to the return of the Cold War, Global Warming style

imagePrime Minister Stephen Harper should send a map of Canada to Foreign Minister Fran-Walter Steinmeier of Germany—tout suite, as they say in La Belle Province.

Predicting a new Cold War, Steinmeier claims that climate change is a growing threat to world peace and has now led to “rival territorial claims in the Arctic.”

The German foreign minister has weighed in with concern that a Russian flag was planted on the seabed at the North Pole in August, staking a claim to the area, which may be rich in energy resources.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

The Frustrating Quest for Holocaust Truth

imageBy Polish American Congress

“Nowhere else is Holocaust history as distorted and misrepresented as it is about Poland.”

That’s one of the reasons Michael Preisler a Polish Catholic who survived more than three years in Auschwitz, founded the Holocaust Documentation Committee of the Polish American Congress and is now its co-chair.

By Frank Milewski - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Why Do We Allow America’s Enemies to Run Schools Here

With such a headline, you’d be excused for assuming this piece is just another attack on our failing schools, just another screed against the evils of teachers’ unions, or a whack against the left wing lunatics who run our universities.

By Warner Todd Huston - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Vive le Free Trade

What a great country we live in. Today we can all see how Canada’s wonderful free trade agreement works for everyone except the average consumer and hard working taxpayer.

By Myles Higgins - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea by Foreign Terrorists

(This article is based on a report received by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.)

Two South American men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a designated foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth L. Wainstein of the National Security Division announced at a press conference.

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Thompson: Enforce Strict Immigration Laws on the Books

Republican Fred Thompson says we don’t need new laws regarding the immigration mess. We have them. They’re just not enforced rigorously.

By Grant Swank - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Has President Bush’s Vision Succumbed To Reality?

President Bush appears to have abandoned any hope of creating a new Arab State between Israel and Jordan.

By David Singer - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story