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Archive for March, 2008

Out of control government spending nearing 3 TRILLION dollars…what will you do about it?

Posted by Stephen on March 26, 2008

It is estimated that total government spending for 2008 will be a staggering $2.93 trillion , a 7% increase over last year. The Office of Management and Budget lists Social Security spending ($615 billion) and Medicare ($396 billion) to be at the top of the budget list.

To be clear; nearly 50% of the entire federal budget is buried under the weight of archaic entitlements that should have been reorganized and reassessed years ago.

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Does Clinton know her role or not…

Posted by Stephen on March 24, 2008

In her desperation to prove her experience, Hillary Clinton is touting that she was a key foreign policy advisor to her husband during his time as President. Her proof, it seems, is a 1996 trip to Bosnia where she claims she “landed under sniper fire.”

No matter that, one, it is completely inappropriate that the wife of the President would be involved in top matters of U.S. Policy here or abroad, and, second, she’s dramatizing the events of her Bosnia trip for political purposes, which is to say, there was no sniper fire.

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More news of the…not so important

Posted by Stephen on March 24, 2008

Our insatiable need for news 24 hours a day, I would argue, has created a monster. The news media will pursue anything and everything to fill the time. There was a time when news was a few minute a day affair, that grew into half hour reports, that grew into 8 hour news agencies, that has now exploded into a 24/7/365 day per year obsession.

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Happy Easter from Tennessee…

Posted by Stephen on March 21, 2008

While Conservative Viewpoints resides in Virginia traveling is a love of mine. Seeing new places or, as is the case for this trip, visiting family is always a welcomed event.

Easter is the most significant holiday for Christians. The importance of the weekend only adds to the time spent with my father in the great state of Tennessee.

I hope each of you finds the time to celebrate God’s faith in you shown through the sacrifice of his only son for the forgiveness of our sins. It is the one time to truly consider the resurrection of Jesus Christ, what it means to you, and perhaps what purpose surrounds your existence.

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Woman wakes up with new anus…that she didn’t want

Posted by Stephen on March 20, 2008

This is straight from the weird and surreal…

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What is China to do?

Posted by Stephen on March 19, 2008

Twenty five years ago I stated, to anyone that would listen, that in twenty years China would be the most dangerous country in the world. I still believe I was right.

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In his words: The response of Barack Obama

Posted by Stephen on March 18, 2008

Forget for a moment that we are in an election season. Forget that you are a Republican, or a Democrat. Forget that you will vote for John McCain in the fall. Forget that you are white or black or Asian or Latino. Forget that you grew up in the South or the North. Forget that you are rich or poor or somewhere in between.

For this moment in time try to consider yourself, no more and no less, than an American. Try to consider yourself an equal among those that wish to be equals. Consider yourself simply a person who still believes in the best that life, and people, and the future has to offer.

Consider that……and then read the words of a man who simplifies the argument of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Will lucrative bogus testimony infiltrate our justice system…legally?

Posted by Stephen on March 17, 2008

The suits will come. As the economic condition of our country continues to decline, suits against companies that fail to protect shareholders, and banks that fail because of mismanagement, and the scandals that will be associated with both somewhere along the line will lead to large law suits.

Perhaps the greatest threat to the integrity of the process is the possibility of bogus, or junk, testimony in the courtroom.

There is a developing profession associated with cases involving plaintiffs versus corporations and banks. Professional witnesses have materialized like ants at a picnic. Many are described as “repeat players.” These are witnesses that will testify dozens of times throughout the year, earning high six figure salaries.

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Tibet: A tragic picture of unrest

Posted by Stephen on March 14, 2008

Tibet, China’s poorest province, has been a battle ground of ideology. It is the spiritual home of the Dalai Lama, home of a large number of Monks whose allegiances are with the Dalai Lama, and a thorn in the side of the Communist Government of China.

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We have reached 5 year anniversary of Homeland Security: now what?

Posted by Stephen on March 13, 2008

Former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, walked across a stage and shook the hand of his former boss, President George Bush. The moment was a stoic reminder of where we have come since September 11, 2001. It is also a time to be thankful that America has not seen such a day since.

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