Archive for December 2009

What is the Difference Between Christmas and Chanukah?

After a two-year struggle to drive the Syrian-Greeks out of the area around Jerusalem, whose emperor Antiochus had decreed that henceforth Jews would worship Greek gods, the Jews purged the Temple of sacrileges and rededicated it to Yahweh in a solemn service in December, 164 B.C. (the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev). Jews…

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Lincoln At Peoria, 1854

Lincoln at Peoria, 1854: [Note: Then as now when politicians seek to pull a fast one on the public they disingenuously appeal to high ideals in an attempt to mislead us into believing they have our best interests at heart. Now it is “free health care for all,” whereas then it was an appeal to…

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More Guns, Less Crime

This FBI Press Release says that for the third year in a row, the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report shows that violent crime, property crime, and arson have decreased. The latest report compares January-June 2009 figures with the same time period in 2008. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says the FBI statistics undermine a favorite…

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Harry Reid’s Legerdemain and Political Trickery

“Kansas-Nebraska was an attempt to settle a fundamental issue by legislative legerdemain and political trickery. The Democrats’ health care bills are an attempt to settle a fundamental issue by partisan maneuver and cash-for-cloture. As Stephen Douglas learned, such tactics can work for a while, but the country — and the Democratic Party — can end…

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Senator Whitehouse: Only Racists Oppose Obamacare

Rhode Island was founded in 1647 by Roger Williams as an outpost of freedom. It was the first colony to outlaw slavery. Today it produces left-wing cranks like Sheldon Whitehouse and elects them to the United States Senate. A Rasmussen poll finds that 57% of Americans oppose government-run healthcare. Senator Whitehouse says they are all…

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Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama Switches to GOP

Rep. Parker Griffith, a blue dog Democrat [See update below, he’s not a blue dog] from Alabama is switching to the GOP, he announced today. See also this at the The Corner. This could mean the blue dogs are getting nervous. It’s no secret that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like them, finds them to be a…

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Obama Slips to Lowest Approval So Far

Rasmussen: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21 That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this…

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Senate Bill Unconstitutional?

Well, this is cool. Richard Epstein, professor of law at the University of Chicago says the Senate healthcare bill is unconstitutional because it turns health insurance companies into regulated utilites and then imposes an unconstitutional rate of return on their investment that will make it impossible for them to stay in business. If professor Epstein…

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