Saturday, September 26, 2009


OK- I know I've added a great deal of content to the site, so much so that it may be difficult to wade through it all even with the handy dandy headings and groupings. For many of you this will not be a problems and you will slog through as you are led. But some may not and thus may miss some of the really good stuff that is there. The blogs and links I offer all have some redeeming quality and are trustworthy as far as I know. If I feel the subject matter is somewhat lacking, it will go away. Still, you may find it a bit much, so to assist you I have included below some of the highlights this week. As I've said, I think they are all worth a look but if you can only get to a few, these would be them for this week:

A new way to achieve victory in the Mid-East. A thought provoking article by analyst and writer Daniel Pipes:

When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, "I'm confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year," he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism.

Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by politicians to "solve" the Arab-Israeli conflict; there were fourteen U.S. government initiatives just during the two George W. Bush administrations. Might this time be different? Will trying harder or being more clever end the conflict?

No, there is no chance whatever of this effort working.

Without looking at the specifics of the Obama approach — which are in themselves problematic — I shall argue three points: that past Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have failed; that their failure resulted from an Israeli illusion about avoiding war; and that Washington should urge Jerusalem to forego negotiations and return instead to its earlier and more successful policy of fighting for victory. (more)

Over at Bedlam or Parnassus an excellent post on shameful things and the shame and bedlam present in our schools and in our government.

Many of the pro-family blogs are helping in Maine's fight to preserve tradtional marriage. At the Pomegranate Apple they tell you some concrete ways you can help.

And last but certainly not least, when it all seems a bit much to handle, you can go to A Trail of Flowers and rest. If you are Catholic (or a closet Catholic-like me) and/or appreciate or write (or attempt to write- like me) poetry, then you will be doubly blessed. I've never known a blog to be a poem till now. It is a breath of fresh air.

I hope you enjoy them all.

France- US president’s disarmament crusade “naive.”

Guess you probably didn't see this on the major news outlets. Of course you didn't, they didn't cover it.

Sarkozy Mocks Obama at UN Security Council: Hello, Big Media?

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Something New

As I have been in the high desert of New Mexico these last few weeks, providing weather support for the Army, and because we have had pretty good weather, I have been thinking. This is usually not a good thing.

I have decided to change up the blog a bit. I have begun to include most of the sources for my information and organize them on the left hand side of the blog in easily accessible format.

It is my hope that on those days when I am unavailable because of location (like New Mexico) or simply due to the hectic schedule that family life affords, (even on the best of days) you might still visit and peruse the far more intelligent voices that populate the sidebar. I'll still post on, or more than likely, bring to your attention, something of note as I see it but if not you can still come here and find something worth your time.

It may be that items of a more reflective nature, such as prayer studies (of which I am woefully behind on) or my meager attempts at writing, will migrate to my other blog "Redeemed Time" which has languished like a bad oyster casserole in another place in this cyber refrigerator. But for now, things are pretty much as they have been, except more "newsy" if you will. I hope you enjoy the change.

Your thoughts on this new idea are appreciated, as would be anyone with knowledge on how to turn this template into a three column format.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Suitable for framing!

Two amendments voted down yesterday

There were two amendments voted down yesterday in the House regarding HR3200 Healthcare Bill.

1) One amendment was to wait on the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) analysis of the revised bill cost estimates. As you recall the first draft was estimated at $1.3T, and we know how accurate the government estimates are…… Well this amendment was voted down by the Democrats. They do not want to wait to understand the cost estimates.
2) The other amendment was to allow 72 hours to read the bill. Again, the Democrats voted this amendment down.

Who are these people we elected? How many of us would buy a car without knowing the cost, or reading the contract? Yet the politicians want to spend our money on something they know not the cost or what the document says? Where does the government get its money, oh yea, OUR TAX DOLLARS? The government had no money!

Please call your Representative today to let them know how pleased you are with their actions yesterday!

You might also ask them when there is to be a formal investigation of Acorn regarding the underage illegal immigrant prostitution ring. Did you know the IRS has now joined the Department of HUD in canceling all Acorn contracts?

We need gridlock. No bills out of Congress until we get the corruption under control. This is truly a bipartisan effort.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Six Reasons to Reject Obamacare

From the Acton Blog:

Six Reasons to Reject Obamacare

Here is a sample:

* Canadians will no longer have a free market healthcare system to flee to
* Government-run health care will look and smell and feel like the Department of Motor Vehicles … with sharp needles and bedpans

Gotta love it.