Archive for May 2010

Obama administration to quash college internships?

I”m Barack Obama and I’m here to help you. One of the things I’m going to do for your is terminate your college internship that helps you gain valuable experience and beef up your resume. Or if not choke it off with new regulations make it harder for you to find one. I’m doing this... Read more »

Obamacare: Already screwing things up

So, you thought that Obamacare would get you out from under the thumb of the insurance companies? Guess again. Here is a story (“No, you can’t keep your health care plan.”) about the negative impacts that Obamacare, barely out of the gate, is having on the health care system. One example: To implement this strategy,... Read more »

Illinois parents still left in dark about their child's abortion

And if Planned Parenthood has its way, it’ll stay that way. This is ridiculous. Fifteen years ago, the Illinois Legislature passed a law requiring a girl–a minor–planning an abortion to notify her parents. Every state surrounding Illinois has such a law, but since 1995 when it was passed, the abortion industry has successfully fought to... Read more »
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Gov. Pat Quinn turns out to be just another jerk politician

As a young reporter and a liberal years ago, and as Pat Quinn was just getting started, I believed that Illinois’ now-governor was something of an opportunist who camouflaged his ambitions under a cloak of populist do-gooderism. He was one of those guys who was always informing the media about all the swelll things that... Read more »

So, what do we call our enemies?

Victim? John Brennan, President Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser said today jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies. Nor should we call our enemies terrorists, because terrorism is a “tactic” and terror is a “state of mind.” Our enemies, he said, are victims of “political, economic and... Read more »

Illegal immigrants big winners from botched Illinois health insurance program

Blago’s gift that keeps on giving Who in his right mind would be against health insurance for every child in Illinois? Certainly none of the politicians, health care providers, labor unions and special interests that in 2005 so enthusiastically bought into then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich‘s All Kids program. Certainly not tens of thousands of illegal immigrants,... Read more »
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Congressman calls out Mexican President Calderon for his arrogance and misinformation

Mexican President Felipe Calderon deserves this tongue-lashing by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.). The Mexican president violated rules of diplomacy, common sense and courtesy by ripping his host–the United States of America–for its immigration policy. This video deserves a look, but, of course, it’s only being circulated on the Internet.  

Lost II: The Sequel

Pardon my cynicism, but ABC’s “Lost” finale left so many questions unanswered that I smell a rat, I mean a sequel.  Maybe the finale was satisfying on an emotional level, as Maureen I’Ryan said in her review, but because too many questions remained, my emotions kind of went the other way–the frustration that accompanies an incomplete... Read more »

Dems and GOP agree: Obama withholding intell

Normally, this kind of charge would be considered partisan politics. But both parties are complaining: The Obama administration has failed to keep congressional intelligence officials in the loop on the investigation into the botched Times Square bombing, as required by law, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate intelligence committee charged in a letter... Read more »
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God bless them all

This is being passed around the Internet. I post it as a reminder. VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo. 65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film:... Read more »
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