Archive for October 2009

Michigan Man Sues for Right to Put Back Family’s Nativity Scene on Public Median – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com

October 30, 2009

This article refers to a Supreme Court decision (Allegheny vs. ACLU of Philadelphia) that set the precedent for these ridiculous injunctions against individuals who want to display their Christmas nativity scenes. I completely reject the Supreme Court’s decision wherein they stated that allowing such displays is the same as the government declaring a state religion. That premise is about as valid as saying that Bill Clinton’s frequent stops at McDonald’s were the establishment of a state fast food restaurant.

What I don’t understand is why otherwise intelligent people (legislators, attorneys, judges, etc.) can read the few words in the First Amendment devoted to this subject and get them so messed up. Just because the government lets people exercise their freedom of speech to display their religious beliefs, it doesn’t mean that the government is establishing a state religion. When it comes to displays of a religious nature, it’s as if there is no free speech. Here is a situation where the free speech of the government trumps the free speech of its citizens. Kinda like eminent domain… the government shuts you up because it thinks it has better things to do with your speech than you do.

Come to think of it, if the government is cutting off Christians in order to not offend Muslims or atheists or whoever, couldn’t that be construed as the government favoring one religion over another (i.e. establishing a state religion)?

Michigan Man Sues for Right to Put Back Family’s Nativity Scene on Public Median – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com

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Economy returns to growth after a year of declines – Yahoo! Finance

October 29, 2009

Here we go again with a proclamation that the recession is over. If such is the case, why was the Dow down the last two days in a row? I’m not even going to go there… if any of you have the stock market figured out in today’s economy, ride it as long as you can. I’ve put too much money down that rat hole.

But, I digress… This morning I had to file an extension of my unemployment claim. It’s been a little over a year since I was laid off due to the “elevator drop” in the economy. So, please forgive me if I’m a little skeptical about the reversal of the recession. Yes, I know that improved employment is supposed to be the last indicator to turn favorable when an economy is turning around. I’ve heard some say that unemployment will stay low until some time in 2012. That’s the most negative scenario I’ve heard. I’m hoping that come election time next year, the public will put the brakes on “smoke and mirrors” (read: “hope and change”) and that employment will rebound. We’ve got to get more people working so that they can contribute to the coffers that will eventually (in the year 2525, remember that song?) pay off the Socialists.

Economy returns to growth after a year of declines – Yahoo! Finance

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Ann Coulter : I’ll Pass on “Opting Out” – Townhall.com

October 29, 2009

Ann Coulter is one of my favorite pundits. She’s not afraid to holler at the Liberals, and do it right in their face! Dare I say that if the Republican Party would defend their policies and go after the Socialist Left like Ann does, we might not have Obama as President today. The Left is afraid of her and for good reason… she knows what she’s talking about. She outs them on everything they try to pawn off on America and she has the references to back up her words!

Here in classic form, Ann logically slices and dices the Reid nationalized health care bill. She’s found another example of Liberal double-speak. So what’s new?

Ann Coulter : I’ll Pass on “Opting Out” – Townhall.com

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Pelosi vs. the “Nazi Pelosi” bullhorn people – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com

October 29, 2009

Interesting Tweet from Michelle Malkin this morning… using the 72 hour review period to read Pelosi’s version of nationalized health care (1,990 pages), one would have to read 26 pages per hour and nothing else… for 72 hours!

Break out the Mountain Dew boys! I’ve got a lot of reading to do…

Pelosi vs. the “Nazi Pelosi” bullhorn people – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com

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Glenn Beck – Current Events & Politics – Picture of the Day – October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009

I sure hope this isn’t my neighbor! Or yours…

Glenn Beck – Current Events & Politics – Picture of the Day – October 28, 2009.

Photo Op: ‘Dr.’ Obama and the Health Care Debate – FOXNews.com – Slide 11 of 11

October 28, 2009

Here are some great posters of our photogenic POTUS and his beloved initiative lovingly referred to as Obamacare.

Apparently Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, when questioned about nationalized health care, revealed to us what I can only suppose was her failing grade in high school history (for those of you 18 years of age and younger, we studied the Constitution as part of our curriculum). When questioned by a reporter for the origin of nationalized health care in that revered document, she responded with, “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

YES, Ms. Pelosi, WE ARE SERIOUS!

And you ain’t foolin’ us by changing the name of the “public option” to “the consumer option.” It’s just more of the socialist same-old same-old that you and the “progressives” are trying to put over on us. For those of you who are 18 years of age and younger, “progressive” means “red-hot, screaming Liberal.” Or something like that….

Photo Op: ‘Dr.’ Obama and the Health Care Debate – FOXNews.com – Slide 11 of 11

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The Battle of Trenton

October 27, 2009

Revolutionary War historians will remember that the Battle of Trenton was the turning point for the colonial soldiers. It was at the Battle of Trenton that General George Washington led his troops over the Potomac River. We’ve all seen artists’ renditions of that fateful night crossing.

I had the opportunity to follow a Twitter reenactment of the Battle of Trenton over the weekend organized by Newt Gingrich. It took place through last Sunday into the night and concluded Monday morning, following the timeline of the original event. It was from the perspective of General Washington, Colonel Rall of the British army and Private VanDorn of the colonial army. The reenactment was very inspiring… I could almost feel myself being there.

If you’ve not read about the Battle of Trenton, I would suggest you pick up a copy of 1776 or another good Revolutionary War history. You will have a pleasant and rewarding experience.