Posts tagged "president"

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama in 2016

A bumper sticker for Hillary Clinton for president and Michelle Obama for vice president in 2016. Yikes! Apparently, it’s an old story, but someone already is spending the money printing bumper stickers. What else is being done? Order my new historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812, from Amazon  To subscribe to the Barbershop, type your email address... Read more »

Newt Gingrich's attack on media seals his South Carolina primary victory

A standing, rousing ovation greeted a question–the first of the evening–from the CNN moderator John King is emblematic of the deep seated loathing of the media. Whether you think that Gingrich is a scumbag or someone who (as the left likes to say) “speaks truth to power” (that would be the media), the former House... Read more »

Newt Gingrich: The next Catholic president?

It came as a surprise to me to, even though I’m Catholic, that he is a convert. Here is a very informative article about the man. Hat tip to Blithe Spirit.
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Let's dump on Christians

From the far and not so far left comes a concerted attack on the religious choices of presidential candidates. Belief in  the Second Coming of Christ and Armageddon now are considered to be warning signs of dangerous candidates. I thought we settled this issue with the election of John F. Kennedy. During his presidential campaign... Read more »

A case for Barack Obama's impeachment

It was made by Jeffrey T. Kuhner, a Washington Times columnist and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a conservative Washington-based think tank. Kuhner presents an impressive list of horribles, but I’m not sure any of them rise to the level of impeachment. As much as I agree with many of Kuhner’s criticisms. In fact,... Read more »

Oprah to interview Sarah Palin

Now that the election is over Oprah finally has to live up to her promise to interview Palin only after the presidential election. This was while Oprah has busily endorsing Barack Obama. (Stories here and here) Here’s an interesting tidbit: Palin’s new book, Going Rogue: An American Life, as CBS notes: Going Rogue” rose to... Read more »
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Ikenberry returns to U of Illinois helm

Stan Ikenberry will serve as interim president of the University of Illinois until a search committee Stan Ikenberry can find a permanent replacement for departing president B. Joseph White. While president from 1979 to 1995, Ikenberry established a solid and unblemished record. This is a good choice. The story is here.

Obama guests on Letterman

President Obama and David Letterman share a laugh at today’s taping of the Late Night Show Here’s a top ten reasons bit that Letterman would never use about the president on tonight’s show: Ten reasons why Obama has worn out his welcome. 10. He had his scheduler call the National Hockey League to see if... Read more »

The 'Birthers' have a point

So how are we supposed to know that a candidate for U.S. president meets all the qualifications laid out by the Constitution? Do we leave it in the hands of the verbal free-for-all that passes as a debate over whether President Barack Obama actually was born in America? Or will Congress create an official path... Read more »
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