August, 2010

All Wars Must End Sometime

imageAs the Vietnam War began to lose momentum for American troops, Sen. George Aiken suggested, “Let’s just declare victory and get out.” This is the way modern wars end.

President Obama noted the 4,400 troops that died in combat over seven and a half years in Iraq. He also made mention of American valor on Iwo Jima during World War Two. What he did not mention were the 26,000 troops that died taking Iwo Jima. Later, it was even worse during the invasion of Okinawa.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Two Thumbs Up Minister McMorris

If you care about the quality of health care services available in the province, you’ll be pleased to hear what the Saskatchewan government is doing. By working with certified health care partners, the government’s new service model will reduce wait times and costs for taxpayers.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

San Francisco flips transit policy

BELLEVUE, WA - More than 15 huge advertisements promoting the 25th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference are up at prominent transit locations around the City of San Francisco, amounting to something of a coup for the Second Amendment Foundation.

By Second Amendment Foundation - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

9/11 Mosque

It seems to me there are three points of view regarding the Ground Zero Mosque. Those who favour the Mosque are speaking for the legal and constitutional right to build it.

By William Bedford - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

The Dangers of Do-Gooders

It’s easy in today’s politically charged climate to see those with whom we disagree as despicable monsters intent on the destruction of everything we hold dear.  Liberals paint conservatives as selfish fat cats who want to take advantage of the poor and defenseless.  Conservatives see liberals as power-hungry despots constantly searching for new ways to enhance the size and scope of government.

By Mike Jensen - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Barbaric terrorist attack condemned

B’nai Brith Canada has condemned the lethal shooting attack against Jews living in Hebron, which left four dead, including a pregnant woman.

By B’nai Brith - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Deep Greens & Big Coal win from Cropping Land Bans

The Queensland Government has proposed a new category of restricted land called “Strategic Cropping Land” which bans mining or development. This could blight 4% of Queensland, representing an area more than twice the size of Holland and including many areas likely to contain valuable mineral and energy resources.

By Viv Forbes - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

The Media Loses Readers and Viewers to its Own Radicalism

Whether it’s Newsweek being sold to the husband of a Democratic congresswoman for a dollar, or ABC deciding to turn This Week into a BBC program by turning over to Christiane Amanpour, last week the dying media itself provided us with two examples of why it’s dying.

By choosing radicalism over readers, the media continues narrowing its own readership and viewership, pursuing ideological purity, not only over integrity, but even over its own profits and future viability.

Take ABC’s news division, which has always been notorious for its political radicalism and distaste for the average American viewer.

By Daniel Greenfield - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Global Academic Council Questions The IPCC’s Credibility

In response to sustained criticism of the credibility of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”), the IPCC and United Nations officials asked the Inter Academy Council to review the processes and procedures of the IPCC and make recommendations for changes that would enhance the objectivity and accuracy of the IPCC reports.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Low Risk of US-Style Housing Bust in Canada

Toronto, Aug. 31 – While recent swings in Canadian house prices have raised concerns about the possibility of a U.S.-style housing bust in Canada, the risk of that happening is low, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Not Here? Housing Market Policy and the Risk of a Housing Bust,” author Jim MacGee evaluates the likelihood of a US-style housing market crash in Canada by examining what caused the US housing boom and bust from 2000 to 2010 and comparing housing market policies in the two countries.

By C.D. Howe Institute - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Washington’s Israeli allies

As Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu heads to Washington for another stillborn round of talks with Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas hosted by US President Barack Obama, he will probably be preoccupied with one issue.

By Caroline Glick - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

The Third American Revolution

The revolution of 1776 was not just an exercise by armed men seeking to overthrow their current government – as had been done so many times throughout history.

By Tom Deweese - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

The Yanks are Coming

That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
So prepare, say a pray’r,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We’ll be over, we’re coming over,
And we won’t come back till it’s over
Over there.—George M. Cohan, WW I

Glenn Beck has transformed that stirring WW I battle cry to read “Over Here.”

By Philip V. Brennan - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Only One Book Tells Mother Teresa’s Full Story

As the world remembers the late, soon-to-be-canonized Blessed Mother Teresa (1910-1997) on her 100th birthday today, there is just one book she wanted published about her life’s message. And she asked Fr. Joseph Langford—her longtime trusted friend and co-founder of the Missionary of Charity Fathers—to write it.

By Christian Newswire - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Obama takes total credit for Iraq – are you surprised?

At the latest state of the Union speech we heard the messiah of commander and chiefs declare victory in Iraq and take total credit for our success there.  Let us have a moment of silence as we contemplate the wonder and military wisdom of this commander and thief…..I mean commander and chief.

By Dr. Laurie Roth - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

CNN’s Zakaria Presents Hezbollah as a Model of Religious Tolerance

Remembering that CNN’s President Jon Klein has touted its down-the-middle coverage and claims it is situated in the “center” of American politics, on a recent episode of Fareed Zakaria GPS, host Zakaria tried to claim that Lebanon’s terror group Hezbollah was some sort of model for religious tolerance. Someone should inform CNN that claiming Hezbollah is “religiously tolerant” is hardly a centrist position.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story

Rick Scott’s Best Picks for Lieutenant Governor

In my last column, I wrote about the national importance of keeping the Florida governorship in Republican hands during this redistricting term.  The makeup of three or four US House seats are possibly at stake, which may at one point be enough to swing control of the chamber.

By Yomin Postelnik - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Full Story