Headless body in gutless press

- Mark Steyn
Just asking, but are beheadings common in western New York? I used to spend a lot of time in that neck of the woods and I don’t remember decapitation as a routine form of murder. Yet the killing of Aasiya Hassan seems to have elicited a very muted response.

By News on the Net - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

The Gun Markets of Pakistan

By Guest Column - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Sticking to Principles Still Matters to Some!

Far too many elected leaders these days are little more than “swine merchants” who use funds absconded from the pockets of taxpayers to purchase and or trade political power and influence.

By John Lillpop - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Move Washington to America

The noxiousness of Washington and Washington insiders is proverbial.  Federal legislators, regardless of their nominal political party, soon become members of the Washington “Party.”  The geographical separation of elected officials from the people they represent is a constant threat to representative government.

By Bruce Walker - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Mexican Mafia Members Charged With Racketeering Conspiracy, Firearms and Drug Offenses

A grand jury in San Diego has handed down 14 indictments, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California has filed two criminal complaints, charging 36 defendants with a federal racketeering conspiracy, firearm offenses and drug trafficking violations, according to a report submitted to the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Obama’s Revenge

Once upon a time, a white teenager from Kansas got pregnant by her black Kenyan boyfriend, Barack Obama Sr., or was it her husband? Whatever. (I say whatever because we’ve never seen either marriage or divorce certificates). Some say the couple was in Kenya visiting relatives when the birth of their son, Barack Obama Jr., occurred. No matter. (I say no matter because we’ve never seen an authentic birth certificate). By the time the baby was two years old his father abandoned him for his other wife and child in Kenya.

By Joan Swirsky - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Hizballah Gets Away with Murder, Again

Hizballah’s thugs are at it again – as they so-often are despite scant-if-any media coverage of their ongoing activities aimed at achieving complete political and military dominance over Lebanon, which is why their operations are so often successful in that country. And it is why their strategic/political leverage continues to strengthen unabated.

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Education or Edjukashun?

My father used to say that there was no defense against stupidity. He was a very smart man. When he entered kindergarten in the early 1900’s, he spoke his parent’s native language of Italian. The teacher seated him beside a boy who spoke both English and Italian, and he learned English. Nobody gave it any more thought than that.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Last word on the CBC, the Anthem and the Principal

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Before we do anything else, I want to offer you a warning. You may be disappointed in something I have to tell you. I have to tell you that I have to move on from some of the things that have occupied a considerable amount of time here.

By Charles Adler - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

The Lincoln We Need

These last 20 or so years has seen a bifurcated treatment of Abraham Lincoln. There are the enthusiasts and hagiographers that still revere him as the best that America has to offer — the proverbial great emancipator, Father Abraham. Then there is a second stream, enthusiasts of another sort, viewing the Civil War president in the opposite manner. That second group are the Lincoln haters. Those such as Thomas DiLorenzo, the sort that calls Lincoln a criminal and despot, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., the sort that castigates Honest Abe as an unremitting racist, have been joined by a small group of Lincoln detractors trying to convince America that Lincoln is to be discounted, even hated by history.

By Warner Todd Huston - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Minnesota job losses hit men hardest

Men are bearing the brunt of job losses in this recession—especially in Minnesota.

By News on the Net - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Monthly public transit passes are tax deductible

Riding the rails may be a little easier to take knowing that you can deduct the costs.

By Inst. of Chartered Accountants - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Despite trillions for economy, next job might mean less pay

Tania Jackson was earning a comfortable six-figure income at a local real estate development company before the gale-force winds of recession began blowing her way last month.

By News on the Net - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

RBS Plans Up to 20,000 Job Cuts, Sales on 30 Billion-Pound Loss

Feb. 15 (Bloomberg)—Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the biggest U.K. government-controlled bank, plans to cut as many as 20,000 jobs and pull out of several emerging markets as it announces losses of 30 billion pounds ($43.1 billion) next week, the Sunday Times reported, without saying where it got the information.

By News on the Net - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

The Road To Payback

Many of you have made comments on this site that illustrate your justified frustration about what America is turning into. I’ve tried to be optimistic publicly and privately.

By Bob Parks - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Microdictatorships Line The Road To The Future

In my column “Capital Implements Measures Violating Rights & Property”, I warned that a number of steps taken in the name of curtailing crime in a particular Washington, DC neighborhood forbidding entrance to anyone but those whose business and reasons for being there were deemed legitimate by law enforcement were to be baby steps in laying the foundation of a plan that would ultimately turn many of America’s cities into micropolice states by cordoning off selected segments of concentrated areas of population.  Some snickered at my idea as I in part drew inspiration for my projections from an episode of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” where the downtrodden were corralled into sanctuary districts and they also chided me for failing to comprehend the complexities of the lawless situation supposedly requiring a response characterized by considerable sternness.

By Dr. Frederick Meekins - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Stimulus package misses the problem

Everyone in America wants the government to end the economic tailspin – quickly.  The problem, of course, is that there is little agreement on what the government should do.  Democrats, generally speaking, want to put a trillion dollars in purchases on a new credit card. The new purchases will provide the goods and services the government wants the people to have.  Republicans, generally speaking, want to reduce taxes sufficiently to leave a trillion dollars in the pockets of the people so they can purchase the goods and services they want.

By Henry Lamb - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

America, We Have a Problem

I am always reluctant to engage in psychologically profiling politicians because I have always suspected you have to be a little bit crazy to get into a profession that virtually requires one to constantly lie and to betray one’s own sense of ethics and morality.

By Alan Caruba - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Democrats Permanent Power Act

imageNever has a governing body of men and women been so arrogant of the limits on their powers.  Never has a governing body thumbed their noses at 100,000,000 conservative Americans and the Constitution, as has our current, inexperienced president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, and the drunk-with-power Democrats in the 2009 U. S. Congress.  Never has any Congress of the United States spent our tax money they take by force, so wantonly, recklessly and negligently.  Never has a Congress of the United States of America been so blatantly corrupt as this one.  Never have so many clauses of the Constitution been torn asunder in one monstrous piece of un-read legislation.

By Ron Ewart - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story

Hollywood comes to North Georgia

Have you ever seen the movie ‘I’d Climb the Highest Mountain?’

This wonderful-classic movie was made during the 1950s, when families spent quality time at the movies where Coca Cola was a nickel, hot bettered popcorn a quarter and for a mere quarter you might see a double-feature film, cartoon and newsreel. Parents did not worry about the sexual, bad language or graphic scenes of the early films because most were family friendly.

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. - Sunday, February 15, 2009 - Full Story