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Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

“Lawfare” Keeps Israeli Officials Home

January 5, 2010

Using the usual tactics of fear and intimidation, Palestinians stop Israeli officials from travelling.  It matters not that the so-called government of the Palestinians is run by groups who are perpetrating violence against a sovereign nation and innocent civilians.  The fact that Palestinians have died makes Israel guilty of “evil.” When will the Palestinians hold […]

Bias? In The Media? Really?

January 4, 2010

Obama never left Washington? How gentle and consoling of the Fourth Estate. So…how come the media never wrote like this about Bush…or other Republicans, for that matter? Couldn’t be anything like an inherent left wing bias in the media…or a hidden agenda…could it?

Media And White House Smokescreens

October 9, 2009

There were a couple of news articles in last few days that particularly caught my eye. One article announced that Retail sales are at 2005 levels. That’s encouraging, as the media and government trumpet economic recovery. To be fair, it is an increase. But, no one is seeing the sales increases they’ve been expecting. There […]

Global Warming Alarmists, Unemployment, and History Repeats

October 6, 2009

In the latest salvo by global warming alarmists, it is being claimed that the economic downturn is an opportunity to build a low carbon future.  China and others are angry that western nations are trying to keep the emission targets from being legally binding.  But, those same nations come uder no real threat from the […]

Economics, Politics, and Smokescreens

September 28, 2009

There was an AP news reports yesterday declaring that Social Security will pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years.  The AP also reported that regulators shut down the 95th U.S. bank to fail this year as loan defaults rise in the worst financial climate in decades.  Meanwhile, the […]

The Real Man-Made God!

September 21, 2009

I had a really interesting…and frightening…thought today.  But, have you ever considered how government is becoming like a god? Let’s think about this for a minute.  When things went wrong, people used to cry out to their deity of choice for relief.  Who do we cry out to now?  The government!  Most religions have some […]

Around the World…and Healthcare Non-Reform?

September 14, 2009

In world news, Germany faces energy decisions that are changing power lines (pun intended).  Due to be phased out by 2022 after the Greens passed legislation in 2000, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is trying to revamp and start construction again.  Despite the expense of building nuclear plants, they are cheap to run.  And, with […]

Obama And the Ever Increasing Deficit

August 25, 2009

The AP article headline reads White House, Congress projects record deficits. Honestly, does this surprise anyone? Both the White House Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted the budget deficit this year would swell to nearly $1.6 trillion, a record, and far above the then-record 2008 budget deficit of $455 […]

The Benefit of Government Healthcare…and related lies…

June 19, 2009

Isn’t it interesting that since the Youtube video where Democrats announced they were out to eliminate the private insurance industry, the Democrats and the media are going to great lengths to make Americans believe otherwise? In their latest move, Democrats are faulting CBO calculations that government healthcare would eliminate private coverage for 23 million Americans. […]

Smoke and Mirrors from Obama and the Swine Flu

May 2, 2009

So much for President Obama’s “tax credit for all” package. The way it was written, it is actually creating tax liabilities for the poor. And, more importantly, nothing is being done to let people know. At-risk taxpayers include a broad swath of the public: married couples in which both spouses work; workers with more than […]