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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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Is the NAT GAS Act an EPA Trojan horse?

Posted by Stephen on June 9, 2011

By: Phil Kerpen

The debate over the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011, or NAT GAS Act, has focused mostly on the question of whether the federal government should use hefty subsidies — $64,000 per truck — to interfere with the free-market allocation of resources. On that point, a surprisingly large number of Republicans are siding with their central-planning-advocate colleagues on the other side of the aisle.

But why are so many Democrats enamored with big corporate-welfare giveaways to the natural-gas industry in the first place? The answer might be a little-noticed provision called “Section 403” that could clear the legal path for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue the Obama administration’s entire energy agenda via back-door regulations.

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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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Gingrich Accuses Obama of ‘Dishonest Scare Tactics,’ Calls for New GOP ‘Contract’ for 2012

Posted by Stephen on May 12, 2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich came out swinging at President Obama in his first TV interview after announcing his candidacy for president, telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Obama “should be ashamed of himself” for distorting Republican positions.

“This is not about one person in the Oval Office. This is about millions of Americans deciding that together we can win the future with the right policies leading to the right outcomes,” Gingrich said. “And then we have to … win the argument that President Obama has the wrong policies, and they lead to the wrong outcomes.”

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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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Governor McDonnell Breaks Ground for “Greening Virginia’s Capitol” Project

Posted by Stephen on August 3, 2010

Project Will Make Virginia State Capitol One of Nation’s “Greenest”

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today broke ground on a set of construction projects that will “green” Virginia’s Capitol grounds and surrounding Richmond streets. The Governor was joined by the City of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, and other local leaders to initiate these projects that will retrofit the Capitol and make it one of the greenest in the nation. Several low impact development techniques will let storm water slowly infiltrate rather than flow over the ground and into the James River.

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Costner cleanup device gets high marks from BP

Posted by Stephen on June 25, 2010

It was treated as an oddball twist in the otherwise wrenching saga of the BP oil spill when Kevin Costner stepped forward to promote a device he said could work wonders in containing the spill’s damage. But as Henry Fountain explains in the New York Times, the gadget in question — an oil-separating centrifuge — marks a major breakthrough in spill cleanup technology. And BP, after trial runs with the device, is ordering 32 more of the Costner-endorsed centrifuges to aid the Gulf cleanup.

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Shock and Horror at Virginia Tech: April 16, 2007

Posted by Stephen on April 15, 2010

For many of us, that spring day in April 2007 will live an infinite life. For many involved there never has been, nor will there be, an answer to the maddening questions that still exist. “Why” simply has no place in our thoughts because no answer exists that will allow people to sleep with the lights off, or take a breath without feeling tightness in our chest.

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