Chicago Has Missed Out On A Great Opportunity
From my own experience, I can tell you all what a great opportunity Chicago has missed out on. In 1983 Caracas, Venezuela hosted the Pan American Games. Like Chicago, Caracas had an over abundant supply of poor people and a shortage of quality housing. Voila! The Pan American Games gave them the opportunity to help change all that. An “Olympic Village” needed to be constructed | Read More »
The Danger We Face From Prison Converts To Radical Islam
Originally published at The Minority Report Or Why We Want To Keep Al-Qaeda Terrorists Out Of American Prisons Prison systems around the world have become a breeding ground for radical Islam — a place of recruitment for Jihad. Last week, once again this danger was brought home with the arrest of Talib Islam, aka Michael Finton, as he attempted to blow up a Federal Building | Read More »
Who Will Write The History Books Of The Future?
Originally posted at The Minority Report It has been said by a number of people that 2008 was the year that Journalism died. Actually Journalism has been on life support for more than two decades, it is just that in 2008 the corpse was finally declared brain dead. We have all heard the phrase, “history books are written by the victors.” Usually this is a | Read More »
There Is No Second Place For Freedom
Originally published at The Minority Report Whether the subject is Nationalized Healthcare, Cap and Trade, The Employee Free Choice Act, The Fairness Doctrine or government bailouts of the banking and automobile industry, the debate in this country today seems centered around individual liberty versus control by the Federal Government. The question appears to be, whether the American people are willing to cede essential liberties to | Read More »
A Chill Wind Is Blowing Through This Nation
Originally Published at The Minority Report While I feel certain that actor Tim Robbins is equally as dissatisfied with the erosion of personal liberties under the Obama Administration as he was under the Bush Administration, he has not been afforded the opportunity to express those concerns before a national audience. That is an oversight that must be rectified. Here are his words — exactly as, | Read More »
Is Anonymous Blogger Spreading Lies About Sarah Palin Kindergarten Teacher Jesse Griffin?
More complete article at The Minority Report Nobody else here at Redstate seems to be reporting this: This weekend an Alaska rag blog made national headlines by promoting a story that former Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd were contemplating divorce. As any propagandist will tell you, once the lie become public knowledge no amount of denial can completely remove the thought from the | Read More »
Dow Soars — But The Recession Is Not Over — Obama Repeats Failures of The New Deal
Originally Published at The Minority Report Roosevelt Policies Prolonged The Depression — Is History Repeating? As the Dow Jones Industrial average plummeted following last November’s presidential election, the new Obama Administration told us that stock market gyrations were unimportant, and not indicative of the nation’s economic health. “What I’m looking at is not the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market, but the long-term ability of | Read More »
Iran Puts High Profile Dissidents On Trial
Trumped Up Charges In A Kangaroo Court TEHRAN- The government of Iran began trials today on high profile dissidents who questioned the legitimacy of the presidential election of June 12. Among those charged are former deputy foreign minister Mohsen Aminzadeh, former lawmakers Mohsen Mirdamadi, Behzad Nabavi and Mohsen Safaei-Farahani, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a deputy to the former two-term President Mohammad Khatami and Abdollah Remezanzadeh, a | Read More »
Facebook Censors Anti-Pelosi Page For Ideological Reasons When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; | Read More »
“We’re Not Democrats!” Rallying Cry For Those Who Fail To Understand Leadership
Originally Published at The Minority Report The latest polls… First of all, let me interject the fact that I despise polls! Polls are nothing more than a lazy way of trying to manipulate public opinion by “reporting” the answers that other people have given to a question that might or might not have been worded in such a way to arrive at the answer the | Read More »
Redstate Has Become Bot Central — We Need A Moratorium
When HWSNBN had Bots crawling all across the internet spamming websites like Redstate, the management of this site placed a ban on all mention of HWSNBN for six months. What we have here is a unique Bot situation. We have the Pro-Bots crawling all over the internet promoting SWSNBN as a combination Joan of Arc, Ronald Reagan and Mother Teresa. At the same time we | Read More »
State Run Media And Independent Thought
Originally Published at The Minority Report “The soft sophistry of low absolutism” Over at Redstate, a Moe Lane Redhot – “Line of the day, Reason Hit & Run edition” caught my eye. In that blurb, Matt Welch of Reason, in the words of Moe “eviscerates” a piece written by Ezra Klein at the Washington Post in which Klein makes the case for government funding of | Read More »
Have We Become The People Our Founding Fathers Warned Us About?
Originally Published at The Minority Report Our founding fathers were distrustful, and rightly so, of a strong centralized government, far from the control of the citizens, running roughshod over the rights of the individual. “Taxation without Representation” was more than just revolutionary rhetoric, but a founding principle on which local control of government was based. The original Boston Tea Party was more than a protest | Read More »
Congressman — Is This The Hill You Are Prepared To Die On?
Originally Published at The Minority Report Cleaning up the effluvia and detritus** left by Democrats Anyone who has ever listened to Dr Laura Schlessinger knows what it means when she asks the question, “Is this the hill you are prepared to die on?” The question asks if this issue is so important to you that you are willing to risk all — even your life | Read More »
President Obama Demonstrates Moral Courage in Honduran Coup
Originally Published at The Minority Report Presidente For Life Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales — Not So Fast Jose The people of Honduras have overthrown the former president Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales, and his attempt to amend the Constitution of Honduras to allow him to remain as president for life. Zelaya, with his close ties to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Fidel Castro in Cuba, was | Read More »
Blame It All On George W Bush
Originally Published At The Minority Report The inflamed passions of the Iranian people — rising up in rebellious protests against the repressive Mullahcracy that has ruled their country with an iron boot — can be laid at the feet of just one man. Former President George W Bush. Eight short years ago Afghanistan stood as a lawless frontier on Iran’s eastern border — a | Read More »
“Democracy” in Iran and The United States
Originally Published at The Minority Report It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. The results of the past weekend have coalesced the thoughts in my mind of the similarities and the differences between “democracy” in Iran and the United States. Last weekend, as Iranian citizens took to the streets in protest of what they perceived as a stolen election, I | Read More »
A Tribute To A Medal of Honor Recipient
This came in today’s mailbox — perhaps you already read about Ed Freeman, but the MSM managed to miss the story. You’re a 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is out numbered 8-1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards | Read More »
Overwhelmed and Feeling Like Giving Up? That Is What The Left Wants You To Do!
Originally published at The Minority Report TARP! Federal government takeover of the banking industry! Cap-and-Trade! Stimulus Spending Bill! Automobile company bailout and takeover by the federal government! Employee Free Choice Act! ACORN criminal activity! Fairness Doctrine! Omnibus Spending Bill! Universal Nationalized Health Care! Federal government regulation of the internet! Defense spending cuts! Worldwide apologize for America tour! Mainstream media adoration for “The One!” Pay Czar! | Read More »
Iranian Election Controversy Connected To Diebold
Originally Published at The Minority Report from Lord Vegas by Ima Tuele Misinformation Service New York Times The controversy surrounding the Iranian election results that have declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a landslide victor can be traced back to the purchase in 2008 of 10,000 touch screen voting machines by the Iranian government from Premier Election Solutions, previously known as Diebold. The touch screen Accu-Vote TS machines, | Read More »
Israel Might Be Striking Iran Right About……Now!
This could be breaking news, or just another internet scam, but according to chatter on twitter at least two KC-130 tankers and an undetermined number of F-16 (possibly eight) have taken off from the Israeli Ramat David Airbase southeast of Haifa. According to the twitter source, communications from that airbase has been cut off. While there is unrest in the streets of Tehran over the | Read More »
“Who are You Going To Believe — Me Or Your Lying Eyes?”
originally published at The Minority Report The President says companies are hiring — who would have laid off — because of stimulus bill President Obama, Vice President Biden and a number of the administration’s top financial advisers did their best Tuesday to convince the American people that the massive government spending designed to stimulate the economy is — well, stimulating the economy. Although the President | Read More »
Speaking Out Of Both Sides Of His Mouth Simply To Fill The Quiet With Sound
Originally published at The Minority Report The President of the United States, Barack Obama spoke to the BBC yesterday, in an taped interview. I find myself reminded of the quote most often ascribed to Abraham Lincoln that reads, “It is better to remain silent and thought the fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” The president, in his BBC interview left little | Read More »
Themis The Goddess of Justice — And Letting Slip The Blindfold
Submitted to DIGG We take our idolized vision of justice from the statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of divine law. Our depiction of Themis, as are most of the likenesses that have come down from ancient times, finds her standing blindfolded, with an upraised balance scale in her left hand, while resting a sword upon the ground in her right hand. In her Greek | Read More »
The Entropy of Freedom
A little DIGG love if you please: While Entropy has slightly different meanings according to the field of science in which it is used, its general meaning is the degradation of a system toward chaos – the gradual loss of energy leading toward nothingness. Cosmologists will tell you that at the instant of creation of our universe, at the very moment of the Big Bang | Read More »