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Ben Stein: WE’VE FIGURED HIM OUT

Posted by Stephen on February 11, 2012

By Ben Stein

Why was President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed? Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. (Pig in a poke means: an offering or deal that is foolishly accepted without being examined first. A poke means sack.)

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

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Atheist Dave Silverman is twisting the Constitution and attacking your rights

Posted by Stephen on July 27, 2011

When I went to visit the site of the World Trade Center after 9/11 I experienced moments that are hard to put into words. It was powerful. It was sad. It was moving in a way I can never really explain. It was also inspirational.

Standing with my face pinned to the chain link fence that surrounded the site, my heart beat with such verocity I felt as though it might explode. My eyes fixed on one object in the midst of twisted steel, dirt and massive pieces of broken concrete. I fought back tears. I wanted to climb the fence and make my over to this singular object standing alone in a field of rubble. It amazes me, even today, how impacting the sight of two pieces of steel continues to be.

Now Dave Silverman, head of The American Atheists, wants to take that memory away by filing suit to remove two pieces of steel that he has decided prevents him from expanding his atheist viewpoint.

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The Attack on ‘Freedom of Religion’ Continues

Posted by Stephen on June 8, 2011

Article I: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

For the uninitiated allow me to restate: Congress shall not “prohibit the free exercise…” of religion.

Is there some part of that which is difficult to comprehend?

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Santorum Enters GOP Presidential Contest

Posted by Stephen on June 6, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced Monday that he is entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he’s “in it win it.”

“We’re ready to announce that we’re going to be in this race,” Santorum said on a television news show ahead of a rally in Somerset, Pa. He will then fly to Iowa for events on June 7, and to New Hampshire on June 8-9.

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Huntsman Seeks to Set Himself Apart in New Hampshire Debut

Posted by Stephen on May 21, 2011

HANOVER, N.H. — He’s called himself a “margin of error” candidate on more than one occasion, but former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is working to combat the perception that he can’t win the Republican nomination in 2012 because he’s largely unknown to voters.

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We Shall Never Forget: VA Tech April 16, 2007

Posted by Stephen on April 16, 2011

On April 16, 2007 the following column was posted. On this day each year it is published once again in rememberance of the tragic events that day.

On this day the world has stopped. War means little. Gas prices don’t matter, and life’s rough spots seem petty. Today 32 innocent people have been taken from us. Future engineers, leaders, mothers, and fathers lost at the hands of an insane gunman.

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In the name of MLK; Bryan Wright has it right

Posted by Stephen on January 17, 2011

Bryan Wright is a principal in Weld County; a district north of Denver, Colorado, where controversy swirls around the anti-Martin Luther King editorial being aired by school board member Brett Reese.

Reese, who owns a local radio station in Greely, Colorado, has been blasting King, and the holiday that honors the civil rights leader, through an editorial calling King, “a degenerate embezzler, a “plastic god” and an America-hating communist.”

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Governor McDonnell Announces Sales of Virginia Wines Up Nearly 13% in FY2010

Posted by Stephen on September 28, 2010

Promotion of Virginia Wine Domestically and Internationally One Component of Governor’s Economic Development Initiatives

Virginia Wineries Jump from 120 in 2005 to Nearly 180 Today; Industry Employees 3,000 People, Contributes $350 Million Annually To Virginia Economy

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that sales of Virginia wine in FY2010 increased nearly 13% from FY2009. Total sales of Virginia wine amounted to $1,604,387 in wine liter tax collections during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, whereas the total wine liter tax collected by the state derived from the sale of Virginia wine in FY2009 amounted to $1,428,216.

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A Book Review: “Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey: The River of Doubt,” by Candice Millard

Posted by Stephen on September 14, 2010

If you are a fan of the 26th President of the United States, or if you enjoy historical perspectives and stories that leave you amazed, or if you are a political junky, or if you just enjoy great stories then Candice Millard’s story, Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey: The River of Doubt, surrounding one of the most amazing journey’s any American has ever undertaken is a must read.

Teddy Roosevelt, like Abe Lincoln, transcended politics and was viewed as an American hero. Bigger than life, TR was a man that continually placed himself in harms way while undertaking grave challenges that pushed the human spirit to the brink. However, no stories ever spun about the man that led America into the Industrial Revolution could compare to the harrowing journey he led in the mysterious and dark country of the Amazon on rivers never before experienced by civilized people.

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Who is Mel Gibson?

Posted by Stephen on July 10, 2010

Mel Gibson has apparently been caught on tape verbally tearing into the mother of his “love child.” Click Here and be prepared for a sad display of hatred and verbal violence.

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