Archive for August 2010

The Alaska Recount in GOP Senate Primary — UPDATE

The close Republican U.S. Senate primary pits the GOP establishment against the Tea Party Movement. Tea Party favorite and Palin-endorsed Joe Miller is ahead of establishment-backed Lisa Murkowski by 1,668 votes. But 23,000 absentee ballots have not been counted. For Murkowski to wipe out Miller’s lead and win the election she needs 12,335 of those…

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Yes, It Would Be Legal To Build A Mosque Near Ground Zero — So?

The left-wing intelligentsia cannot defend any of its ideas with reasoned argument, cannot or will not respond to any of the objections raised by conservatives to their socialist plans for America; in frustration or confusion when presented with an actual debate they resort to hateful name calling. So, if we object to having a trophy…

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Bear Attack In Alaska

Email received from a reader, about a brown bear (Alaska’s version of the grizzly) attack near Soldotna, Alaska: King season is over, and since I had a day off before silvers start, I thought I would go for a walk! This occurred at 11:16 am this morning (Sunday), just 2/10 of a mile from my…

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Hayworth To the Slaughter

John McCain won a landslide victory over J.D. Hayworth in the Arizona primary. Arizona Republicans soundly rejected Hayworth and maybe he deserved it. But I don’t think 6 more years of John McCain, the real one that will surely return now that it’s safe, will be good for the Republican party. UPDATE: Mr. Campaign Finance…

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The Iraq War is NOT Responsible For The Exploding Deficit

Using the Government’s own numbers compiled by the Congressional Budget Office for 2009 and later and from the U.S. Statistical Abstract for 2008 and earlier, Randall Hoven soundly demolishes the myth promulgated by Democrats that the Iraq War is responsible for exploding deficits. See the note at the end of Hoven’s article at The American…

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I Want Your Money

This video contrasts two views of the role that the federal government should play in our daily lives using the words and actions of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Two versions of the American dream now stand in sharp contrast. One (the dream) views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you;…

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Obama’s Point Of No Return

J.R. Dunn thinks Obama has jumped the shark with his ringing endorsement of the ground zero mosque, which Rush Limbaugh calls the “Hamasque” because of the strong backing by Hamas. Dunn opens his American Thinker essay this way: There comes a moment in a failing presidency where the incumbent, through some single gesture, action, or…

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Just Say No

Democrats want our freedom and our money. President Ronald Reagan had a simple answer to that sort of thing. Tell them, “NO, you can’t have it.” Do we still believe in our capacity for self government? I hope so. Freedoms are slipping away and if Americans don’t halt the process they will wake up someday…

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What Do Women Really Want?

There is always something happening when I’m not looking. Usually I’m not surprised. Mostly the strange goings on just reflect an aspect of human nature with which I’m already familiar. But this one took me by surprise, assuming it’s true: From the Dallas Morning News appears this essay by Christine Wicker, A lot of midlife…

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Appeasement Never Works — Backfires and Results in Violence

Policies of appeasement have always been a cause of the very thing those who engage in the practice think they are preventing. Appeasement of Hitler backfired in WW II and America’s appeasement of Islamic terrorism led the World Trade Center hijackers to believe America was a paper tiger and encouraged them to carry out their…

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CNN Opinion Research Poll — 68% Oppose Ground Zero Mosque

Question 41 of this CNN Opinion Research Poll: 41. As you may know, a group of Muslims in the U.S. plan to build a mosque two blocks from the site in New York City where the World Trade Center used to stand. Do you favor or oppose this plan? Aug. 6-10 2010 Favor 29% Oppose…

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