Social networking sites seem to be the wave of the future. Twitter, MySpace, andFacebook are used on most computers and cell phones for instantaneous updates on friend’s actions and updates. It’s possible to keep in touch with many acquaintances and well as meet people throughout the country who have the same ideals with a few clicks from computers, cell phones, and other handheld devices. People are using the sites at home, at work, and on the go; it seems this is the problem. Many have become so accustomed to social networking that they seem to forget the internet is “public domain”. Any information posted on a social networking site may be accessed by any of your “friends” or “followers”. If one of the aforementioned be a co-worker or your employer it is possible to find yourself looking for a new job. People have been fired over their Facebook status and their Tweets. More Read more
This is one of the most significant events of our lifetime, mark my words. "One of al-Qaeda's founding leaders, Dr Fadl, has begun an ideological revolt against Osama bin Laden, blaming him for "every drop" of blood spilt in Afghanistan and Iraq. " "Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, who goes by the nom de guerre Dr Fadl, helped bin Laden create al-Qaeda and then led an Islamist insurgency in Egypt in the 1990s. But in a book written from inside an Egyptian prison, he has launched a frontal attack on al-Qaeda's ideology and the personal failings of bin Laden and particularly his Egyptian deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Twenty years ago, Dr Fadl became al-Qaeda's intellectual figurehead with a crucial book setting out the rationale for global jihad against the West. Today, however, he believes the murder of innocent people is both contrary to Islam and a strategic error. "Every Read more
This past year has been historic. The Democrat Party is in the driver seat and the driver is an American with African heritage. I believe that symbolism is good for America. Also interesting was the year saw an apology for slavery. It bears remembering where the Democrat Party came from if we are to understand the change. The U. S. House of Representatives passed an apology for slavery and Jim Crow. If I and others who are descendents of slaves say apology accepted, will we then be allowed to refocus on better schools and opportunity? Would we be allowed to view America in today's light instead of yesterday's? Thanks it seems 140 years late, but its quaint and seems like a nice gesture. Apology accepted, but please don’t send a mule --zoning doesn’t allow me to keep it. It was fitting that a Democrat offered the resolution because the Democrats are the party that passed Jim Crow. The Read more
Total Is About Double The Death Toll In Iraq! Full Story click here Does anyone else think the “Savior” should take care of his own backyard first, before professing to know how to handle the rest of the country? Why doesn’t he use his community organizing skills to have a forum to discuss how to stop the violence. He is supposed to be the biggest voice in America, yet he sits silent while his own constituents kill each other in an unprecedented fashion. Is this leadership? South Side. How many times did we hear that last week? South Side. Keep those words in mind when your listening to Obama and ask yourself if you share the same level of tolerance for violence that he seems to ignore is happening in his own backyard.
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“I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated,” Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. “I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.” Full Story Major Category: Commander-n -Chief Scorecard – McCain 1 Obama 0
Time did not allow for this John Voight narrated video bio of Gov Palin. Click here for Video Bio *Give it a sec for Chris Wallace to introduce the video Note:I'm done posting on this issue for a few days after this, let's not have Palin overload and become a turnoff like the Obamites have succeeded in doing. Read more
Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment on Its Ear,” by Kaylene Johnson — is at No. 12 in all of books on Amazon. It is the No. 1 bestseller in Biographies & Memoirs of Women and also No. 1 in Biographies & Memoirs of Leaders and Notable People — Politicians. UPDATE: “Sarah” is now, after 1pm Pacific, at #10 on Amazon’s sales chart; it’s the only biography in the top 10.
Comments from leading Democrats like Gustav is a sign from God that He is on the Democrats side and it is proof from there is a God remind us why the Democrats were so anxious to turn the page on the old guard. Senator Obama is postponing the Democrat's counter convention. He is showing the dignity we expect from a responsible leader. Some of his colleagues have not figured out this new politics yet. It appears that people like former DNC Chairman Fowler, Michael Moore, and some of the left wing blogs are so blinded by hate that compassion is a second thought. It is obvious that the Republican National Convention had to be revised. The Governors and other officials of the Gulf Coast had more pressing matters. I was concerned that talk of postponing the convention seemed like a PR stunt. It is a thousand miles away and it is frankly not practical. Cooler heads prevailed, and I like Read more
Hillary Clinton praised the historic nature of John McCain’s vice presidential selection in a brief statement released Friday that was eagerly anticipated by both presidential campaigns. “We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin’s historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain,” Clinton, the first woman to win a presidential primary, said in the statement. “While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”
IT WILL BE THREE YEARS SINCE KATRINA, and Kent county still isn't ready for an emergency. It has been two years since the Dow/Rico accident and we are still not ready. They couldn't even handle the recent minor flooding in Kitts Hummock and Bower's Beach. What if we had a chemical spill with toxic chemicals? What if we had a major storm and had wide spread flooding? Tell me there is not a critical failure of leadership. The sad part is I doubt Kent county is alone. Check out your county. Each person needs to take responsibility for themselves and their families, but we still need government to keep us informed and help us when we need it. It is crazy for there to have been a chemical spill and the local hospital not be informed why people are coming in when the government is on site. It was beyond belief that people were going to shelters and Red Cross not be notified Read more
According to the Chicago Sun Times, America’s most unpopular governor (Rasmussen Reports), “Gov. Blagojevich envisions putting speed cameras on interstates across Illinois — and using the revenue to form an “elite tactical team” that would operate in Chicago and other cities”. Arizona will be putting speed cameras in place starting in September. Before someone gets the idea to bring these to Delaware, let’s just say no. It doesn’t tell who the driver of the vehicle is. It isn’t about justice just revenue. I hope we all remember the Laser shields that deflect the beam and have been proven to deflect speed detection to other vehicles. This is not a science, and should not be treated as such.
A controversial provision was tucked into the Senate Housing Bill; it is a requirement to build a fingerprint registry of everyone who handles mortgages. Liberal, Conservative, and Libertarian groups have joined in opposition to the provision on the grounds that it is unnecessary and lacks safeguards to protect the data. Show us the evidence that fingerprinting would have lessened the damage at Fannie, Freddie, and now-insolvent banks! The proponents can’t and they won’t, because there probably is none. As I have said before in the Wall Street Journal and other places, this measure would probably not subject to fingerprinting the Angelo Mozilos who designed these loans. Rather, it would affect hundreds of thousands of ordinary employees in the mortgage and real estate industry, including many part-time and clerical workers. The law defines as anyone who “takes a residential loan application; Read more
By now you have likely seen or heard Rev. Jesse Jackson's before air remarks saying that he felt Senator Obama was talking down to black people. Rev. Jackson was talking to a friend before air time and did not know the microphone was hot. It was not an attack on Senator Obama. To me the larger issue is this incident illustrates why I have felt Rev. Jackson and others are inadvertently stumbling blocks to the advancement of minorities. I do not disrespect the civil rights work done by Rev. Jackson. The sacrifice he and others have made has been to my good. The issue is that we need to go to the next level. Rev. Jackson seems stuck in the past. Senator Obama is trying to look to the future. He understands that we will give nothing back on Civil Rights, but that today's issues of equality are education, the disintegration of the family, and strengthening our community organizations. On Read more
The soldier who was pictured caring the Iraqi child died from PTSD related complications. His family tried to have him committed, but were turned down. Does this bring back the larger issue of the efficacy our mental health system?
Once in a while a nation has the privilege of finding a transformative leader. In the last Century, The Vatican had His Holiness John Paul 2. Great Britain had Margret Thatcher and Winston Churchill. America had Ronald Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt. This century saw the rise of a fearless lady, Ingrid Betancourt of Colombia. She had a heart for her people. It lead her to ignore death threats. She took on the Drug cartels and corruption in her government. When the two main parties showed themselves not up to the challenge, she formed Oxygen. The third party was quite popular and provided the leverage necessary for the people to make the ruling party deal with corruption. She looked as if she was on her way to winning the Presidency when she was kidnapped by leftist extremists. It has been five years. Over that time a worldwide movement sprung up calling for her Read more
The Dover African American Festival was a fun and educational event. The music, traditional dancing, and booths for products, services, and information combined for a fine event. One would expect there to be excitement for the elections with Senator Obama's historic run. The Kent County Democrats had a booth as usual. Markell and Carney each had their own booth along with a couple of senate candidates. I am pleased to report that this year the Republicans showed up and were well received. I had a booth and invited other Republicans to participate in what became the unofficial GOP booth complete with signs, literature, and trinkets. I thank Christine O'Donnell, Bill Lee, Mike Protack, Mayor Hutchinson, and John Brady for dropping by my table at the festival. I was told Rep. Blakey and Rep. Wagner were around as well. Senator Copeland had his own booth much to his credit. A Read more
The funny thing is as a matter of public policy, I agree that child rape should not be a death penalty crime. The main reason is simple; the predator would be more likely to kill the victim. It is easier to get away with murder than have a rape victim who knows you running around. As one victim of molestation told me, "I would rather be alive than dead". Yet I disagree with this Court ruling which struck down laws which make child rape subject to the death penalty. It is not the role of the Court to determine public policy issues. That is for the people. The history of this country shows that rape can be a capitol crime. Social Science tells us that serial child rapists rarely change. It is the right of the people to determine the best way to deal with these criminal penalties. The Court's ruling is another example of a judicial power grab. The High court thinks it Read more
I will be giving a break to the hard left this week, but before I take a holiday from blogging, I want to give you food for thought. There is a U. N. Convention opposing hate speech. Several countries have signed on and some advocate we sign on to it. I of course oppose giving government the power to determine which speech is hateful and which speech is helpful. Make no law abridging freedom of speech means make no law. Rasmussen reports put out a recent poll which shows 53% of Americans agree with my position while 28% support the speech codes. The undecideds break almost all to freedom side when they are reminded that it would be the government which decides what is acceptable and what isn't. I think that is the Dah factor. I was really busy when you called--you said what? This is a serious issue which is negatively impacting the freedom in the countries who Read more
Primary season is over and so are conventions for some of the minor parties. Americans feel a little battered. They want change. There are two fronts to the War on Terror dragging on. Energy prices are rising faster than hot air balloon and seem to going just as high. The economy has slowed. The country feels anxious. 80% of the people feel we are on the wrong track. In this environment, many nations turn to the darker voices in their political scene such as the extreme nativists, the socialists, or the strong men. Americans have chosen optimistic candidates. On the Democrat side, Senator Obama exudes a can do attitude. He speaks to the best of our souls. On the Republican side, Senator McCain is all about Americanism. His entire life and career has been about helping America be a better nation. He believes in greatness of the American experience and wants the government Read more
Just a friendly note to let you know that the SPAM filter was in overdrive this weekend and snagged several legitimate comments. If you think your comment mysteriously disappeared or was blocked by the wireless theif in your driveway, take a look now, it was hopefully restored. The only items left in our filter now are true junk.
10 Encourage Mini-nuclear power plants which can be built in year or two. 9. Encourage sugar ethanol which costs 1/2 of price of corn ethanol and rebuild the Gulf coast. 8. Encourage trash to steam with proper health and safety precautions. 7. Encourage the car companies to make more flex fuel or alternative power vehicles. Just the existence of them in a wide spread fashion will dampen speculation. 6. Half of the excess oil price is speculation and almost half is the weak dollar. Oil could legitimately sale based on supply and demand for 60 to 73 dollars a barrel according to the Saudis. Triple the margin requirement for the oil futures and reverse the 2005 deregulation. Since then the speculative money has increased almost 20 fold. It takes only a 7% margin so people move in for the day and out again and give wild swings. It is also bidding up the future's price based Read more
Hillary's supporters are acting like voters who understand the power they hold and the respect of an earned vote. The Pied Piper seems to have a tougher task on his hands with former Clinton backers. "A newly released CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll found that if Obama does not select Clinton as his running mate, 22 percent of her supporters would stay home this fall -- and another 17 percent would vote for McCain." "That's just one estimate of the 'Clinton factor,' and it may not be an accurate predictor since it piles several hypotheticals on top of each other and asks people to guess their state of mind five months from now," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director. "Nonetheless, it does indicate that unmotivated Clinton supporters may be a bigger risk to Obama than defections from the Clinton camp to McCain." Full Story Sen. John McCain's campaign reaches out to Sen. Hillary Read more
This baby must have a purpose for being. This child survived an abortion attempt on his life at eight weeks. By the grace of God, he is expected to live a normal life. It reminds us that we are talking about real human beings not abstract choices. It is a child not a choice is more than a cliche. This story shows how some prey on the fears of mothers to achieve an eugenic outcome. Her first son died soon after birth. Even though her second son has a normal life with one kidney, she was made to fear the third pregnancy. Where is the counseling and practical support? Why should that family have feared facing this difficult situation of a possible life threatening defect in their child alone? We have to do a better job supporting one another in society. Then we will be better able to bring out the best in each other and celebrate every life for its value whether handicapped or not. The world Read more