“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” – Thomas Paine
Thomas Sowell | Random Thoughts
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
All sorts of “global warming” advocates have all sorts of ideas for cooling the planet. I would be happy if they would just cool the rhetoric.
A newspaper headline said: “U.S. Growing Impatient with Iran.” Boy, won’t that scare them to death? If they keep going, and make enough nuclear bombs to blast us to smithereens, we will go to the United Nations and get a resolution passed, condemning their actions– or, if the U.N. won’t go that far, deploring their lack of cooperation.
Contrary to what has been widely believed, scholars say that Neanderthals had bigger brains than we have. Why did they become extinct then? Maybe they got too smart for their own good.
Kenn Blanchard | WTF AZ?
It was easy to fall prey to race baiting, especially because I am person of color. It was easy to be manipulated into thinking the same state that elected John McCain, doesn’t use daylight saving time, and had an issue with celebrating Martin Luther King Day until 1992, was also against Hispanic people. That is how it is colored. The mainstream media did a good job of convincing us of that. If you don’t have a lot of time to make a decision, and are not good on the retort, what you hear in the news can be believable.
The fact is that Arizona was a state I wanted to move to when I left the military but troubles at home deferred that dream. Arizona has been a gateway to human trafficking, drug wars and smuggling. Arizona has been under siege by vicious professionally trained gangs that move within the ranks of hopeful illegal immigrants seeking a better life for themselves in America. The fact is that there have been heinous acts of violence perpetrated against American citizens like rancher Robert Krentz and according to one report from Maricopa County, ninety-five illegal aliens are in jail for murder. The only good thing is that law abiding Arizonians at least have the right to protect themselves with firearms, unlike many of us here in the east.
Heather Bachman | The President’s Path and What It Means to America
However, it is not just the undocumented that Obama is focusing on. In hopes to strengthen his political agenda in the eyes of the public, Obama is also targeting freedom of speech both inside and outside the halls of legislature. Outside, he has begun attacks against conservative hosts from Glenn Beck to your local AM Radio Host. Obama’s blueprint includes attempting to resurrect the Fairness Doctrine, a step which has been led by Obama’s “Diversity Czar” Mark Lloyd. Within the legislature, nobody is any safer. Legislators’ communication to the public has been halted and at times forcibly rewritten before sending by the current administration. In 2009 Congressman John Carter of Texas was told replace the phrase “Governmental run healthcare” with “public option”. While, as the authors state, re-election statements such as “Vote for Me” are uninvolved in the text of these citizen-paid mailings, re-wording objectives in this way shows Obama’s attempt to control information given to the public by their own legislators.