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:

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.