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Monday, February 28, 2011

Alternative Alternatives
Liberal "Solutions" item by Larry Wilke

As the events keep unfolding relative to the cries of “freedom” and “democracy” (real or imaginary..) from the Middle East, we have no choice but to look at how this will effect our country and our need for the only commodity of any importance from this recalcitrant region.  The commodity of “mindless spontaneously exploding foreign exchange students and cab drivers” readily available from this area may be incredibly important to the Mooselim “practitioners of the religion of peace”, but that is another story for another day..

Wealth and State Capitalism
Economics item by Guest: Ben Cerruti

Just preceding his recent visit with wealthy west coast executives of several high tech firms and a venture capitalist, President Obama had elevated Jeffrey Immelt, President of GE to Chairman of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Subsequently, he appointed AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to the Council. These actions are not a coincidence. Trumka has ties with Communist Party USA and Immelt, prior to his previous appointed to be a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, wrote a letter to his shareholders that provides us with an insight as to what is occurring.

Wrestling with Morality: Boys vs. Girls on the Mat
Society/Culture War item by Selwyn Duke

Imagine that you’re a young adolescent boy.  Like many your age, you’re shy around girls, perhaps to the point at which even talking to one might make your heart race.  You also like sports, so you go out for your school’s wrestling team.  Then, lo and behold, you’re at a meet, and something hits you like a load of bricks. Your opponent is going to be a girl. You’re going to have to grapple with her.  In front of spectators.  Touching—and being touched in—intimate places. 

The Public Sector and Collective Bargaining
Unions item by Doug Edelman

Sweat shops.  Child Labor. Exploitation.  Yeah, we get it.  Labor unions were formed to address legitimate grievances of labor and to right serious wrongs.  And they have served a useful purpose in assuring the quality of the trades.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tomorrow Begins Today
Freedom and Liberty item by Dr. Robert Owens

Today America’s leaders, ignoring the example of Dr. Kissinger, have abandoned realpolitik. Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor who united Germany coined the term.  In its original German it means “the politics of reality.” According to the tenets of realpolitik, foreign policy has only one purpose: the security of the state.  Instead our leaders have subverted it to crusading for the touchy feely advancement of causes and ideologies.

‘Obama to Declare Constitution Unconstitutional?’
ObamaNation item by John W. Lillpop

Granted that conservatives are not always the sharpest knives in the drawer. We right-wingers sometimes have difficulty grasping the deep, elusive logic of intellectual elitists on the left like Barack Obama when it comes to great and serious questions concerning the U.S. Constitution.

America’s Gay White House
Gay Agenda item by Alan Caruba

A news item by Agence Press France flew under the radar of many American news media. On February 25th it reported that “The White House on Friday named Jeremy Bernard to serve as social secretary to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, the first male and first openly gay person to hold the position.”

A We the People’s Protest whose time has come
Interview item by Sher Zieve

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with and interviewing Lynn Vogel—the owner of the website 20Turns.com.  Lynn has a unique outlook on protests and—for those who work for a living and can’t make it to out of town rallies—has a recommendation for protests against the tyranny in Washington D.C. in which almost all can participate.

Age-Old Tradition Thrown into Waste Can
Gay Agenda item by Kevin Roeten

In Asheville (NC) the tradition of Marriage may have just been altered beyond comprehension. Some people are screaming that they just want equal treatment. But with marriage, people are given a privilege, not a right. But many consider Asheville a bump in the road and an exception to the rule. It’s been said that up to 12% of Asheville’s population is gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual. Many of those cohabitate. Does that mean if they were granted the privilege to “marry” as so many other couples do (one woman and one man), all problems would disappear because they were treated equally?

Controversial “Hunted Child” Series Launched
Society/Culture War item by Rev. Austin Miles

(2/25/11)  Oakley, California.  Today the dynamic new series designed specifically to protect children from predators was pre-launched before the media, with the official launching date to be March 1st.  Immediately after the website opened, hundreds of people signed on. The Hunted Child is a shocking but informative new video series.  Child abduction and rape has become epidemic throughout the world and even though predators have been incarcerated, placed under psychological and psychiatric care, once released they go right back to repeat their crimes.

Why a Flat Tariff on All U.S. Imports Would Work
Trade Policy item by Guest: Ian Fletcher

I advocate protectionism. But one standard criticism is that this would just result in politically connected industries getting tariffs raised on the products they produce. This would corrupt our economy, force consumers to pay higher prices, and serve no legitimate economic logic.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Obama Takes a Stand on Libya
Middle East item by Nancy Morgan

Obama has finally taken a stand on the ongoing carnage in Libya. After nine days of silence, he has finally, and forcefully, condemned the “outrageous” crackdown by Libyan security forces on protesters. He also said that a unified international response was forming. Whew.

Political gumption and gasoline prices
Energy item by Marita K. Noon

Chaos in the Middle East and the subsequent spike in prices at the pump spotlight the failure of America’s long-term energy policy. Reminiscent of the seventies, we are, once again, held captive by other’s instability. Just the potential tanker delays through the Suez Canal caused a price spike—and, that was before region-wide rebellion and production disruptions were reality.

Oh, There’s Something Going On, But It’s Not ‘Union Busting’
Unions item by Frank Salvato

I was driving into Annapolis the other day when it struck me. I now understand why the Progressive Left is adamant about pushing the artificial inflation of our children’s self-esteem. To paraphrase Col. Kurtz, a character from the film Apocalypse Now, “It struck me like a diamond bullet right between the eyes. I thought ‘The brilliance!’” And then I thought, “The horror!...The horror.” It was at that exact moment that my steadfast confidence that our Republic would endure was rocked. It was at that split second that any question about our nation being under siege from an ideological movement, so well planned; so potent and so destructive, disappeared forever. So, what does the artificial elevation of self-esteem have to do with the destruction of the nation? Everything.

Futility Of Middle East Efforts At “Democracy”
Middle East item by Christopher G. Adamo

After nine days of “voting present” on the chaos in Libya, Barack Obama has now decided to vocally condemn the brutish tactics of Colonel Moammar Kadafi, its dictatorial ruler for the past four decades. The proper interpretation of Obama’s sudden change of heart is that he now believes that Kadafi’s ouster is imminent, and wants to be in league with those who have risen up against him.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Saudi Similarities, Obama Opposites
Liberal "Solutions" item by Larry Wilke

Every once and awhile a small story about events very far from home have an all too similar ring to what has happened here at home..  Then again, sometimes these things are the polar opposites from what has happened here at home..

‘Montana: When did the Bill of Rights become Unconstitutional?’
Constitution/Republic item by JB Williams

Democrat Montana Governor Schweitzer made an unannounced visit to the Democrat Caucus Monday to voice his concern over what he calls these un-American and unconstitutional bills. - “When we say, that we will nullify a portion of federal law that is simply saying that we don’t consider ourselves bound by the constitution of the United States of America, that’s very dangerous territory,” says Governor Schweitzer.

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