June, 2008

One year ago tonight

The following AmericanMafia.com INSIDE VEGAS column described an event that took place one year ago tonight. Since that time, the Crazy Horse Too has remained dark, and in approximately eight hours—at midnight tonight —the adult use zoning for the address will permanently expire rendering the property to never again be operated as a topless bar. Thanks to the Las Vegas City Council, and US Judge Philip Pro, the violence is finally over.

By Steve Miller - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

WANTED: People who care about people

By Lise Cloutier-Steele

Since my 83-year-old father’s admission to a long term care facility in May 2007, I have had first-hand experience with the adverse effects of staff shortages and excessive workloads on dependent residents.

By Guest Column Lise Cloutier-Steele- Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Alberta Heavy Crude to be World’s cleanest production

For those who were not aware of the joint statement from the 76TH ANNUAL U.S.  CONFERENCE OF MAYORS  in Miami this past week, to boycott Canadian gasoline  made from oil sands heavy crude, pay very close attention.

By Mark Smyth - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Drill here. Drill now. Drill ANWR

“We can’t drill our way out of our energy problem.” This daily mantra underscores an abysmal grasp of economics by the politicians, activists, bureaucrats and judges who are dictating US policies. If only their hot air could be converted into usable energy.

By Paul Driessen - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

The Supreme Court Gets One Right

I almost couldn’t believe it when I heard it, but the United States Supreme Court struck down the Washington, D.C., gun law as unconstitutional. There has never been a victory for gun owners like this one.

By Guest Column - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Wanting the World to Love America

Americans, caught up in the daily struggles of their own lives would be astonished to discover the degree and amount of news coverage America receives in the press of other nations and they would be even more astonished to see the depth of interest in us from ordinary individuals in other countries.

By Guest Column Jim Camp- Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Viagra and Other Medical Tidbits

There are more uses for Viagra than meet the eye. You can get more than the Mother of All Hangovers after a night of binge drinking. Few parents give much thought to the fact that children face a hazard when urged to brush their teeth. And roller coaster rides this summer could provide more than thrills. All are topics worthy of concern.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

The Obama Fantasy

My eye was caught by an article in the Sunday paper. “Flip-flops suggest a more politically practical Obama” was the headline. It was an analysis by Margaret Taley of the McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Steven Hatfill Vs. The Media

If the left wants an example of the Bush Administration’s incompetence in the war on terror, they’ve got it in the case of former government scientist Dr. Steven Hatfill, who was falsely accused of the anthrax murders. The U.S. Government “has determined that settlement is in the best interests of the United States and has agreed to pay Dr. Hatfill and his attorneys $2.825 million dollars and purchase for Dr. Hatfill an annual annuity of $150,000,” the Department of Justice said in a statement released on Friday, June 27. But there was no apology for ruining an innocent person’s life and career.

By Cliff Kincaid - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Video Download Sites Offer Different Experiences

A while back I mentioned how, now that the format war for high definition discs is over, some people are predicting that Blu-ray may lose the war for consumers’ dollars anyway, thanks to competition from video downloading.

Toyota Sequoia – Surprisingly Capable and Civilized Brute

Talk about a vehicle with an appropriate name!

Toyota’s Sequoia is an immense motor vehicle, a “full sized SUV” that seems about the mass of an Airbus A380, it’s large enough to haul a family of eight and a lot of their stuff. It also makes a heckuva statement on the road. 

Spain captures title, Turkey captures Heart

Just finished watching the finals of the Euro Cup 08 which saw the side from Spain defeat Germany 1-0 to win their first European championship since 1964. It was a great tournament that certainly had its share of excitement and dramatics. Not taking anything away from either Spain or Germany, but for me the team of the tourney was the side from Turkey. From their incredible last minutes come from behind win over the tough Czechs, to defeating the heavily favored Croatians 4-2 and their heartbreaking last minute loss to Germany, the Turks certainly won over a legion of fans with their heart and determination and for that I’m going to name them my team of Euro 08. It was a great month of world class football and I’d be interested on seeing later this year how the soccer ratings compared to the upcoming Beijing
Olympics later this summer. I bet that the 2nd largest football tourney next to the World Cup gives the Olympics a run for its money.

By Edward Zawadzki - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Films Summer of 2008

Well, summer wackiness is well underway at your local movie theatre and the first batch of summer blockbusters has arrived.  Some are already completing their run and there are lots more on the way. This is the time of year when every weekend seems to bring one, two or three new must see films, so let’s give a quick look at what’s already arrived and see how the summer is faring:

By Larry Anklewicz - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

What I told the Petroleum Club

Lawrence Soloman, Financial Post

On a tour earlier this week for his new book on global warming, The Deniers, Lawrence Solomon made a presentation at the Petroleum Club in Calgary. His remarks, adapted, appear below.

By Guest Column - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Meet Obama’s Useful Idiots

At the risk of being accused of “racism” for not falling in line behind the first half-black but wholly unqualified man ever to run for president, allow me to introduce the useful idiots at the core of Obamamania.

By JB Williams - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story

Nepalese Communists Showing their True Colors

A friend recently mentioned that he had been “hearing about the Communist victory in Nepal on NPR [National Public Radio].”  This network, funded by US taxpayers, reports news and commentary from a generally liberal or leftist stance; although it would be incorrect to dismiss NPR as worthless or any sort of hack journalism.

By Dr. Richard Benkin - Monday, June 30, 2008 - Full Story