December, 2008

The Winds of War –The Counter is Ticking

Wednesday morning.  The counting continues:  Today is the last day of 2008.  It is the second day children are not in school because of the situation.  We just finished eight days of the Festival of the Lights (Hannukah).  The fifth day of Operation Cast Lead has started.  It is a rainy day, promising more rockets, even more after nightfall.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

Flamboyant artist, astral traveller


Burlington artist Helen (Bobbi) de Silaghi has shuffled off this mortal coil after spending most of her life exploring other dimensions where normal concepts of human mortality would be considered illusory.

A self-described time traveller, she claimed to have visited other planets and to have foreseen the human form 5,000 years into the future as she roamed the cosmos through astral projection. She created a new artistic genre through these extraterrestrial ramblings called cosmic art.

She also believed she had lived many lives before and was first incarnated as a bloodthirsty Mongolian warrior 6,000 years ago. In her direct bloodlines, she claimed to be related to Prince Charles and a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, after whom Dracula was created.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

No Tiger Woods or any other tiger in Barack Obama

imagePardon me for asking, but was that Barack Obama trying to look like Tiger Woods on the Drudge Report yesterday, or was that the Drudge Report trying to make Obama look like Tiger Woods?

Barry Obama as Tiger Woods is a bust no matter whose idea, because it’s not just the game that separates the politician and the golfer, it is,  well, everything.

Disciplined, dedicated and up front, Tiger Woods is the dreams come true of a wonderful and doting father.

Earl Woods, whose lifelong raison d’etre was to raise a good son first and a great golfer second, succeeded at both.

“My Dad was my best friend and greatest role model, and I will miss him deeply,” Tiger Woods said on his Web site the day his father died of cancer, age 74.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

Who’s on First?

Few people today realize that income tax was introduced in Canada in 1917 as a temporary war measure. The finance minister at the time, Sir Thomas White, called the bill the War Tax Upon Income Bill, reflecting the hope that this bill would be repealed once the war was over. Almost 100 years later, Canadians still pay income tax.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

Fixing Canada’s political mess

Preston Manning, President and CEO, Manning Centre for Building Democracy

The situation is now well known. Partisan overkill by the government (attempting to kill the public subsidy to political parties) leads to partisan overreaction by the opposition (the creation of a coalition to bring down the government). The coalition must justify its partisan reaction on other grounds so it claims to have formed because the government has “no plan” to address the deteriorating economy.

By Troy Media - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Hezbollah

Lev L. Dassin, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Saleh Elahwal, 55, of Matawan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Manhattan federal court to providing material support to Hezbollah, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. According to the count (Count Two) of the Superseding Indictment to which Elahwal pleaded guilty, and statements made during his guilty plea proceeding before United States District Judge Richard M. Berman:

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

AP Attacks Gov. Palin EVEN in Birth Announcement of Grandson

The Associated Press is classy, indeed. They can’t even keep sniping at Sarah Palin out of a story announcing the blessed birth of her grandson. Ah, but wait, it gets even more annoying because not only did the AP snipe at Palin in its first birth announcement story, once called on it the AP went back twice to rearrange the piece rewriting history to make it seem as if they never sniped at her in the first place.

By Warner Todd Huston - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

Obama’s Plan to Rejoin the World Community

When Candidate Barack Obama declared himself a “citizen of the world” before thousands of cheering German socialists, and later pledged to “rejoin the World Community,” those weren’t just his usual platitudes about “change.”  Those words sounded the trumpet for his specific and far-reaching globalist agenda.

By Phyllis Schlafly - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

The Winds of War –Day Four

Operation Cast Lead continues – to the bitter end?  From midnight yesterday, nine quiet hours have past.  In the late morning, the barrage of rockets resumed.  Two reached Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev.  The 30km radius has been breached – it is now at 26 miles.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Full Story

Another “Blago-eruption?” Egad, This Is Exciting!


Governor Rod Blagojevich may be a vulgar, “F-word” addicted wretch, vile and corrupt in all manner before man and God, and a dirty, rotten scoundrel to boot.

However, nobody can accuse Blagojevich of being tepid, reserved, or backward. This man has a flare for the dramatic and for subtle comedy, essential skills in the cutthroat jungle known as Illinois politics, AKA, mobster relationship management.

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Full Story

Requiescat in pace, Uncle Sam

2008 will be known as the year the United States set aside any pretense of free enterprise.  A nation that had flourished with the concept of limited government economic intervention turned to the seductive allure of massive federal intrusion.  Washington will now more than ever redistribute wealth in the name of compassion, pick winners and losers, and decide how the fruits of your labor will be spent.

By Michael Bates - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Full Story

Our Dangerous Media

What would happen if America won a war and no one reported it? Is it still news? What if a credible argument were made pretty much demolishing Darwin’s theory of evolution? If no media outlet conveyed this information to the American public, does that mean its not a valid argument? Does that mean its not news?

By Nancy Morgan - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Full Story