Jim ONeill


Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States. Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines. While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division. (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel). Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings. Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970). Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.

Most Recent Articles by Jim ONeill:

She Sells to Sea-Thugs by the Seashore

Nov 29, 2008 — Jim ONeill

imageWhat’s the story with those pirates off the Horn of Africa?  Who’s behind it?  Where do they come from, and where do they go?  How do they do it, and how do they get away with it?  Why isn’t something being done about it?  What IS being done about it?  This article will attempt to answer those questions.

First, some facts: So far this year there have been 95 attempted ship seizures by pirates in the waters around the Horn of Africa, 39 of them successful.  Besides the ships, there are presently around 268 merchant seamen being held for ransom in Somalia.  The pirates have been paid around 30 million dollars this year in extortion fees.  They recently demanded 25 million dollars for the oil tanker Sirius Star.


Tough Love

Nov 8, 2008 — Jim ONeill

The Republican Party got what it deserved, and it needs a thorough, rigorous, and long-overdue #-kicking from top to bottom.  True, we just got one, compliments of the Democrats, but I’m talking about an in-house job.


Stand Up and Vote!

Nov 4, 2008 — Jim ONeill

With the election at hand, I thought that a few historical quotes might be inspirational as we “gird our lions” and prepare to vote.


A Salute to Integrity

Nov 3, 2008 — Jim ONeill

Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.—From the SPJ’s Code of Ethics

Integrity – now there’s a concept.


Don’t Vote for Obama by Default

Nov 2, 2008 — Jim ONeill

“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”Abraham Lincoln

When Obama says that he wants to “spread the wealth around” we can, for once, take him at his word.


The Strange Story of the Ship “Iran Deyanat”

Oct 30, 2008 — Jim ONeill

“There is something very wrong about that ship.”


The Death of Journalism

Oct 29, 2008 — Jim ONeill

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”—George Orwell

Welcome, fellow revolutionaries—let’s share some truth.


You Want Economic Recovery?

Oct 27, 2008 — Jim ONeill

Let’s get one thing straight: this election isn’t about Democrats and Republicans.


An Obama Antidote

Oct 25, 2008 — Jim ONeill

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.  The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” —Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)


Bad Moon Arising

Oct 24, 2008 — Jim ONeill

“I see the bad moon arising.  I see trouble on the way.”
The above lyric by Creedence Clearwater Revival pretty well sums up my feelings about post-election America.  Enjoy the calm before the storm, while you can.


McCain is the One

Oct 21, 2008 — Jim ONeill

The upcoming election is not about whether you favor a left leaning government, or one leaning to the right.  It’s about whether you want to retain your freedom of speech, free elections, and our way of government.


The American People Aren’t Stupid

Oct 19, 2008 — Jim ONeill

“I mean you can’t just make stuff up. You can’t just recreate yourself. You can’t just reinvent yourself. The American people aren’t stupid.”  - Barack Obama, Flint, Michigan September 8, 2008

I am convinced that Obama with his Marxist and Islamic friends planned Obama’s Presidency many years ago, and that the game plan was something like this:


Playing Race Cards in a Brave New World

Oct 18, 2008 — Jim ONeill

I’m interested in the truth, not in slander.  I have been alarmed by a number of comments purportedly made by Senator Obama, only to find that many of these comments have been taken out of context, miss-quoted, miss-attributed, or are outright fabrications.  That is not to say that Obama has not said and done things that alarm me, but to assure you that I do my best to ensure that any quotes that I use in my articles are indeed factual.


A Clear and Present Danger

Oct 14, 2008 — Jim ONeill

Barack 'Pinocchio' ObamaWe may soon see a “clear and present danger” to the United States, become elected President of the United States.

Strange days, indeed.

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law defines a “clear and present danger” as being “a risk or threat to safety or other public interests that is serious and imminent.”  You may be sure that Barack Obama’s agenda poses a serious and imminent threat to the United States. 


Before I explain that charge, let me make a couple of facts very clear: I am not a right-wing extremist, nor am I a racist.  I don’t have much patience for left or right extremism, and I find racism of any type; moronic and evil.


Change?  You Have No Idea.

Oct 11, 2008 — Jim ONeill

If Obama is elected President the United States of America will be radically transformed beyond all recognition.  Obama, with a Democratic Congress rubber-stamping his agenda, will so quickly and radically steer the country to the extreme left that we’ll all have whip-lash.


A Well-groomed and Polished Trojan Horse

Oct 7, 2008 — Jim ONeill

Who is Barack Obama—really?  He appeared on the national scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and became the Democratic Party’s candidate for President.  He has a laughably thin political track record.  His major accomplishment while in office has been running for another office.  We know he’s an uncommonly slick snake-oil salesman, who’s adept at writing disingenuous, self-promoting books.  What else do we know?  The Presidential Election is fast approaching, and time’s running out.  So, who is this guy?


The Cat’s Out of the Bag

Oct 1, 2008 — Jim ONeill

NOW—the National Organization for Women—has finally, and irrevocably, been outed as being the intolerant, elitist, fringe-element that it truly is.  Their attacks against Sarah Palin have shown clearly, once and for all, that NOW does not represent most women, but only the rather small minority who fit the NOW ideological profile.


A Handy Guide to the Presidential Debates

Sep 29, 2008 — Jim ONeill

My daughter is one of those who are still making up their mind as to who to vote for in the Presidential Election.  I talked to her after the First Presidential Debate, and she was more confused than ever.  She told me that she and some girlfriends had watched the debate, and felt that it was a shame that both men couldn’t be President.  “I mean, I know they can’t, but it would be nice if they could.” 


Burning Down the Straw-man

Sep 27, 2008 — Jim ONeill

First let me get this out of the way.  Recently I wrote an article headlined, “Heather Mallick is a Poo-poo Head.”  Does that headline sound childish, immature, petulant?  I hope so.


Heather Mallick is a Poo-poo Head

Sep 25, 2008 — Jim ONeill

As is now well known, Heather Mallick posted a childishly malicious attack against Sarah Palin on Mallick’s CBC sponsored blog-site.  I generally don’t like ad hominem attacks at all – whether they come from the left or right of the political spectrum, but I found Mallick’s comments about Governor Palin to be especially mean and distasteful.