August, 2012

Culture War - Or Spiritual Wickedness in High Places?

Conservative hawks may want Rep. Todd Akin scrubbed from the ticket even as religious leaders and those voicing the social issues in this election cycle are defending Akin or at least not attacking him.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

‘Agenda 21’ and Why is the GOP Now Opposed to It?

One of the new additions to the Republican Party platform is opposition to Agenda 21. In its section on leadership in international organizations, the platform now reads, “We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. Global Tax.” I’m glad they added this language to the platform, but I wonder how many people who voted in favor of this addition know what Agenda 21 is.

By Guest Column Andrew Phillips- Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

IER Statement on Post-Isaac SPR Loan

WASHINGTON D.C. — Following reports that Energy Secretary Steven Chu approved a loan of 1 million barrels of sweet crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the Marathon Petroleum Company, Daniel Kish, IER’s Senior Vice President of Policy, released the following statement:

By Institute for Energy Research - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

Mitsubishi Lancer a reasonable ride

Take a basic four door sedan, add all wheel control and a touch of élan and you have the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer, a compelling choice for those looking for a reasonably priced, reasonably fun family car.

By Jim Bray - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

Mr Ryan goes to Washington

Paul Ryan’s VP nomination acceptance speech was the voice of We The People. While on vacation at a Gulf Coast condo, the owner of the building looked me in the eye and said, “Lloyd, as a nation, we need to BELIEVE again. We need to believe that the people we put in office are good honorable people committed to doing what is best for our country.” Paul Ryan is the answer to the elderly condo owner’s dream.

By Lloyd Marcus - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

Skoda Fabia Greenline

A friend of mine reckons all cars are the same these days and that they don’t have the character of the old ones.

While he might be right in terms of the classic look, feel and sound there are so many more choices available now from hatchback to estate, electric to diesel. Most budgets are catered for, too. Although some might argue driving is still a rich person’s pursuit. Today’s manufacturers take the environment into consideration, too. None more so than Skoda with its Fabia Greenline II estate. Under £15,000 brand new this small five-door vehicle will easily transport five adults and their luggage. Nothing ground-breaking about that. But it returns 83mpg (combined) and produces just 89 g/km CO2 so there’s no road tax to pay. In fact it is the most frugal Skoda ever with reports that it is capable of travelling more than 1,200 miles on a single 45 litre tank of diesel. To be precise 1,246 miles for no more than £65.

By Tim Saunders - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

Peuegot 207cc

Driving the Peugeot 207CC with the metal roof down has re-introduced me to aromas of the past.

I wasn’t expecting it but memories of my late grandma came flooding back as I drove through the New Forest in Hampshire. Although I love plants and flowers I couldn’t tell you what scents tickled my nostrils but I hadn’t smelt them for almost 30 years when my gran used to do her flower arranging. There are so many unusual fragrances early in the morning when the world is waking up and you only really notice them when walking or the next best thing, driving with the top down.

By Tim Saunders - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

Canada Remembers the Liberation of Belgium

OTTAWA,  - Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium by Allied forces on September 4, 1944.

By News on the Net - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

We Can Change America’s Course

Entering the final stretch of the presidential contest, Americans are facing a monumental choice. The American people will decide the direction of government and its role in their lives for the coming years.

By Heritage Foundation Amy Payne- Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story
By News on the Net - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

Nation Needs A Dose Of Louisiana Resiliency

August 31, 2012…On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the people of Louisiana were struck again by Hurricane Isaac. This storm was not as powerful or deadly as Katrina, but it was a monster nonetheless. It might have been the strongest Category 1 hurricane in history. Initial estimates of property damage exceed $2 billion and that amount will surely rise. Over one million people lost power throughout the region. While New Orleans was mostly spared, homes were destroyed in nearby Plaquemines Parish, as well as parts of LaPlace and Slidell. Unfortunately, the threat is not over as rising waters continue to endanger vast regions of the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.

By Jeff Crouere - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

The RNC and DNC big difference: They Got Clinton, We Got Clint

The footnote to the Republican National Convention (RNC) in light of the upcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC) is—they got Clinton and we got Clint.

Clint Eastwood got off the best line in last night’s RNC when directing imaginary questions to an angry at being questioned Barack Obama symbolized by an empty chair:  “I can’t do that to myself!” and later, “Romney can’t do that to himself either.”

By Judi McLeod - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

We’ve Had It With Obama’s Socialism

I marvel at the MSM’s spinning of the polls and Obama’s obvious glide to oblivion in order to paper over what will be a devastating Democratic Party loss of the Oval Office and, very likely, the US Senate, as well, in less than seventy days.

By J.D. Longstreet - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

We tried hope and change. It’s time for hope and redemption

As I sit here watching the final night of the 2012 RNC, I am simply blown away. I do believe I have been won over. The speakers of this RNC have given us the opportunity to see beneath the veil of political postering and intrigue, giving us the chance to find out about who Mitt Romney really is.

By Guest Column Adam Weiker- Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

The Braying of the Donkeys

Jim Messina, Obama for America Campaign Manager didn’t get much sleep last night.  Sleepless donkeys began braying.

At 4:42 a.m. EST, Messina sent an email to all, subject line: “What Paul Ryan said”.

In that wee hour telling email, Messina came right out and claimed the Obama regime’s utter ownership of the mainstream media:

“If you’ve seen any coverage of Paul Ryan’s speech in Tampa, you know that the consensus among journalists and independent observers is that it was…factually challenged.” (See email below).

By Judi McLeod - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story

Mexico and the Fundamental Transformation of the United States

There is another fundamental transformation of the United States taking place besides the one that will happen with Obamacare. That other transformation is the one caused by illegal immigration, especially illegal immigration from Mexico.

By Robert Klein Engler - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Full Story