Job, Qohelet, and Obama: A Mismatch Made In Heaven
It is certainly not uncommon for people to take an interpretation of a biblical passage, or even a biblical book, without either being aware of or simply ignoring the fact that there are other, and usually historically traditional and orthodox, views on those very passages. This is particularly true when considering the more difficult passages and books of the Old Testament. Lay people, such as | Read More »
2010 Versus 2008 Exit Polls for House of Representatives
I noticed no one’s produced a direct comparison of the 2010 and 2008 CNN Exit polls, to see where the swing was the largest/smallest, so I decided to create one. I used the House totals, and only picked out categories with direct comparisons. The totals may not represent equal shifts due to voters not responding to certain questions and by changes in the compositions of | Read More »
The Right of Patriotism
Some of you may have heard over the past week about a young man named Cody Alicea out in California (surprise!) who was ordered by his school (Denair Middle School) to remove the American flag that he displayed on the back of his bicycle. Supposedly this was necessary because the flag, which he displayed in honor of veterans like his grandfather, was a threat to school | Read More »
Dignity??? TSO’s want to be treated with Dignity?
This is excerpted from the Washington Post: John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said TSA needs to better inform the general public about the new security procedures in order to avoid future confusion and attacks. It should consider giving passengers an informational pamphlet, he said. “This absence of information has resulted in a backlash against the character and professionalism of TSOs | Read More »
Praise God for Roger Ailes
Did he just say Nazi?! I am really tired of the Left crying out against labels they truly own. The command and control governing is based on Left wing theology. From banning trans fat to promoting abortion, Democrats have decided they no better than every day working Americans. They look down on every day Americans while looking for ways to force their own ideology through government, media, entertainment, and schools. | Read More »
The Exceptional Breed Called Americans
During the age of colonizing the New World a number of Old World countries established colonies in the New World. It is the British colonist, now know as Americans, who have surpassed all others and have become a unique and exceptional people. The British colonist were indeed a special breed of people. Just to establish a foothold in a savage land required both bravery and | Read More »
Jay Rockefeller Must Go
He is far too left-wing for West Virginia anyway. Here today, he calls for FCC to take Fox News (and MSNBC) off the air. He says it would be a favor to “our ability to do work”. I for one, am quite glad that Rockefeller can not do so much work. We need to find a good candidate that can beat him. He has a | Read More »
I want freshmen on my committee
The American people sent Washington a message on November 2 – NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL. The freshman class spent months knocking on doors, holding town halls and going to forums. They may be new to Washington, but they know who they are and why they’re here, and they’re ready to speak for the people who sent them. I want them to be able to | Read More »
QE2 and the Math that Doesn’t Work
I’ll readily admit I’m not the smartest guy in the room. Well, maybe I am – I am in here by myself, but… When the Fed says they are going to create the equivalent of 700,000 jobs with the $600 BILLION bond purchase, I get a little skeptical. Fortunately, I graduated from high school in 1985, before the Department of Education and unions had a | Read More »
Smitty, Good Luck and Godspeed….
Smitty (AKA, Chris Smith) over at The Other McCain has announced in a recent blog post that he will be reporting to Kabul, Afghanistan in time for Christmas, and that he will not be writing anymore blog posts until late 2011. To be specific, Smitty wrote the following about his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan: “Stacy has greased the skids here, but there will be a | Read More »
Why Are Conservatives Not Rangel-izing The Entire Democrat Party?
Listening to Charles Rangel try to squirm his way out of his current situation, it is impossible for this thought not to occur to you – Rangel doesn’t view the mess as an ethical issue, as a matter of right and wrong; instead, he views it as a question of, How can I lawyer my way out of this? The sense of entitlement that he | Read More »
Mandatory training For NIH personnel – Environmental Indoctrination
ACTION: Mandatory Environmental Awareness Training – Due December 10, 2010 HHS is once again requiring a mandatory training. This training will take only 20 minutes and it has a deeply impacting message on the environment, something that affects us all. NIH has implemented the NIH Environmental Management System (NEMS) and is now requiring that all employees and contractors complete the mandatory “NIH Environmental Awareness Management | Read More »
Status of Alaska Senate ballot count 7:00 PM 11/14/10
McAdams, Scott, DEM 57,774 23.43% Miller, Joe, REP 87,517 35.49% Write In 98,565 39.98% Of the 98,565 write in ballots 88,076 have been counted: Murkowski, Lisa 78,697 89.35% (Undisputed ballots) Murkowski, Lisa 7,059 8.01% (Disputed but counted) Murkowski, Lisa 1,740 1.98% (Disputed and not counted) Remainder are for Joe Miller, other candidates and names, ect. At this time there remain 10,489 write in ballots to count. There also remain | Read More »
Where Is The Democracy?
For 75 years, since 1936 when Congress extended the Railway Labor Act (RLA) to include airline employees, the National Mediation Board (NMB) has been granted broad powers to act as a mediator in labor disputes between organized labor and employers. These powers include overseeing representational elections when it can be proven that at least thirty-five percent of the employees would like to be represented by | Read More »
Balance the budget- the many paths available
If you are like me, you’ve rooted for dozens of tea party candidates over the past few months due to their high priority of balancing the budget. We’ve watched them make broad statements saying the number one issue is restoring fiscal order. Up to this point, their has been very little in the way of serious proposals for combating our number one security problem: further | Read More »
Protected: Hey can a site admin close the DOA accounts I e-mailed about earlier? I’m pretty sure at least one site admin knows what they are since I received a reply the other day. If for some reason you don’t have the accounts (ie the email where I listed them was deleted) just e-mail and it can be sent again. Thanks in advance.
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The earmarks ban…my open letter…
Hey Senator, Do you think it was only free-spending liberals who were voted out of office? It will be free-spending REPUBLICANS AGAIN unless you get on board with DeMint’s earmark ban. You guys love to call Obama tone-deaf, but how does it look that you won’t immediately back an earmark ban and show the American people you actually MIGHT have the stones for the job | Read More »
The Most Important Thing
Many Conservatives feel frustrated at times. We watch the Mainstream media and are disheartened daily by the Liberal lies and misinformation filling the airwaves. Our children and grandchildren get a daily doses of Liberalism and Progressivism in most of our public schools. The assault on our values, the values of the Founding Fathers, is relentless and we ask ourselves, “What can I do, personally?” | Read More »
Quinn Has a Mandate to Raise Taxes?
Somehow Democratic Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois interpreted his remarkably narrow victory over State Senator Bill Brady as a mandate to raise state income taxes 33%. He is referring to the increase as an education surcharge. Unfortunately, Governor Quinn must have missed the real message that Illinoisans sent on election night. All across the state conservative congressional candidates were elected over liberal or even moderate | Read More »
Mark Ritchie’s Conflict of Interest Difficulties
When they finished counting the votes in the Minnesota governor’s race, failed Sen. Mark Dayton led Tom Emmer by approximately 9,500 votes. Since then, that lead has shrunk to 8,750 votes through the recanvassing process. This morning, I’ve discovered information that says Ritchie should recuse himself from the recount process. I wrote about it in this post. What’s disturbing is that Ritchie offered his opinion | Read More »
Ann Marie Buerkle picks up 3 more votes in first day of ballot examinations
Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 7:07 AM Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 7:19 AM Michelle Breidenbach / The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY — The first day of carefully examining each document produced by voters in the 25th Congressional District ended with three more votes for Ann Marie Buerkle, the Republican who leads U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei. In Onondaga County, election commissioners rescanned 635 paper ballots — | Read More »
Happy 235th Birthday, USMC – “Always Faithful”
My father-in-law was a Marine, a Korea vet. An old friend was one, having fought on Iwo Jima. You must know at least one Marine yourself. They are everywhere, and they have fought everywhere, “from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.” Speaking of Tripoli, isn’t it interesting that the United States faced a threat from Muslim (Ottoman) lands as early as Thomas | Read More »
Strategy for Victory in 2012, Part Two
In my previous Diary I laid out some Strategies for Victory in 2012, and I want to thank everyone who read it as well as those who provided useful comments. In this, the second part of my ‘Strategy for Victory’ series, I would like to point out some interesting facts that most folks here probably haven’t heard yet, facts that I hope you will find | Read More »
THIS is what climate change is all about…
Global warming was not about science, it was about silencing dissent. It was about trying to “settle the science” and trying to rush through pronouncements. Evidence was faked, dissenting evidence was covered up. What for? What this has come down to is what this was always about: more control over the economy. From the article: “UN calls for higher taxes to combat climate warning A | Read More »
Celebrate Today-Back to Work Tomorrow
The first battle to take the country back from reckless progressives (disguised as liberals) has been won. The Republican Party is being granted a last chance to move back to the conservative principles upon which it begun. The American People must continue to be engaged and watchful so the people we have elected can be held accountable if they get out of line. Before the | Read More »
Obama’s Biggest Mistake
Pushing through a giant healthcare package the majority of Americans didn’t want is one thing, but wasting a once in multiple generations chance at crafting a great stimulus package is as bad or worse. Think about this. Barack Obama had all the political capital needed to spend nearly a trillion dollars on a stimulus. For that money, did we get a new Tennessee Valley Authority, | Read More »