Saturday, August 30, 2008

The McCain-Palin Ticket and Other News

I was very pleased yesterday with the announcement that John McCain had chosen Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and a solid conservative, as his running mate. She is a strong woman with an anti-corruption history.

I think it is ironic that the leading women's organizations (NOW, NARAL, and Emily's List, for example) have spoken out against Gov. Palin. Apparently they do not support all women as they claim, but only liberal/leftist/Marxist women who support abortion. It is also ironic that anyone would say a word about Gov. Palin not having experience. Take a look at Obama's resumé and see why it is ironic. If he is elected, he won't be a heartbeat away from the presidency. He will be the President.

Gov. Palin is definitely not a Washington insider and she has been a mayor and now a governor. It is true that the town she was mayor of had a population of 9,000 (as I have heard), but it was large enough to have all the various departments and issues to resolve, so it still gave her real executive experience. As governor of Alaska, she has actually accomplished things in her 2 years--fighting corruption and getting the natural gas pipeline underway are but two examples.

There are some sources for more information about Gov. Palin. Here are some links.

"Defending Against the First Attacks on Sarah Palin" by Patrick J. Casey

"Sarah Palin" at Wikipedia, a biography

"The Sarah Sensation" by Martin Sieff

You won't have any trouble finding additional articles on Gov. Palin in the MSM. Oh, and something else to consider in the presidential campaign from an article titled "Class vs. No Class" by Richard Baehr.

Regarding the Democrats' convention, here is a good article by Jed Babbin called "Now It's the Republicans' Turn". And another called "Where Was the Hope in Obama's Speech?" by Mac Johnson. There are some important considerations in both of those articles.

My friend, JR, sent me a link to an article about Israel that I think is good news. The article is "Israel Has Decided: Iran Will Not Have Nukes" by Gil Ronen and Hillel Fendel. I am glad to see that Israel is willing to stand up for itself and refuse to buckle under to pressure to continue to sacrifice itself needlessly, because Israel's enemies will never stop until Israel is destroyed. Only Israel can stop them, although I would hope that the US and other allies (if there are any) will help.

For some insight into Russia, as well as North Korea and Iran, read Carolyn Glick's article "When History is not Repeated".

Edited to Add:

I'm on a roll today! I have three more interesting articles to link to for your perusal.

"Two Truly Great Americans or Two Forked Tongue Senate Hacks. You Decide!" by JB Williams

"Why Liberals Can Never Lose Control of the Universities" by Dr. Brian Melton

"Chairman Says Americans are Selfish and Against 'The Least of Us'" by Warner Todd Huston

These articles bring out some points to consider as we think about the direction in which America should go.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Issues in Politics and on the World Stage

Sometimes the problems of today seem overwhelming. It is difficult to keep them all in mind. We need to do our best to be aware of what's going on and what it all means. New Media Journal has a good editorial titled "Ignore 'The Perfect Storm' at Our Own Peril" by Frank Salvato. In this editorial, Mr. Salvato discusses the way that many, though not all, politicians put their own quest for political power above the good of the country. One way the politicians have done this recently is by distracting Americans from some serious threats, from without and within, that we should be paying attention to.

An article from the Wall Street Journal provides some information about Russia and its use of finance to increase its power. It is "Kremlin 'Capitalism' Is a Threat to the West" by Peter Charles Choharis. Mr. Choharis provides a look at the ways Russia is flexing its economic muscles as well as its military muscles in order to gain power and control. It also shows a glimpse of some ways Russia might be circumvented, but it won't be easy, with Russia so willing to use its military. This, too, is a situation Americans would do well to stay informed about.

An article about our Presidential politics at is called "Not All African Americans Starry-Eyed for Obama" by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown. In this article, the Browns point out that many of Obama's ideas are far from what Dr. Martin Luther King's were and from what many African Americans believe. There are quotes from one of Dr. King's nieces, Dr. Alveda King, on the topic, as well. This article brings to the fore some serious thoughts for contemplation by all Americans.

A hat tip (if I had a hat!) to JR for the last 2 articles.

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

YouTube's Singing Hippo and Dancing Dog

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Saturday, August 02, 2008

All is not Lost in Washington, DC

I read an interesting article about the adjourning of the US House of Representatives for their August vacation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wanted to shut down the House without allowing a vote on an energy policy. She succeeded, but what happened next assures me that not all of Congress is indifferent to the needs of the American people.

The article comes from Human Events and was written by John Gizzi, who is Political Editor at Human Events. The title is "Republicans Rebel Against Adjournment; Pelosi Turns Out Lights". You should read the entire article to get the flavor of what happened. It's great!

By now everyone has noticed (or should have noticed) how arrogant and elitist Barack Obama is. At American Thinker Kyle-Anne Shiver has written an article about it called "Why I'm Thanking God for Obama". It'll give you some insights to ponder.

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