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Bill O’Reilly Sticks it to the View

October 14, 2010 2 comments

My fellow Marist Red Fox, Bill O’Reilly, caused so much trouble on the View on Thursday morning that Whoopie and Joy had enough. They both stormed off the stage in disbelief after O’Reilly said that we were attacked by Muslims on 9/11 while speaking of the insensitivity of building a mosque on ground zero. They were appalled that he didn’t specify that they were Muslim extremists. Joy, who has no trouble disrespecting Christians and the Bible, almost had a baby!

This is what’s wrong with this country, instead of having a nice intellectual debate, you have these clowns storm off stage because O’Reilly said something that they didn’t like. Instead of calmly asking him why he wouldn’t specify the certain group of Muslims. And Kudos to Barbara Walters for noting their unprofessionalism.

Here is the video:

A Deteriorating Nation

October 6, 2010 1 comment

How can a nation call themselves the United States when it files a lawsuit against on of its states? Arizona is being sued by the Department of Justice for its highly controversial immigration law that passed in April. But now, other countries are being allowed to tell Arizona how to conduct its immigration policies as well. Eleven Latin American countries, including, guess who, Mexico, are joining the fight to overturn the law.  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile make up the other ten nations that have joined the Department of Justice.

President Obama, the man who, according to Abraham Lincoln, is supposed to be holding the Union together is one of the biggest supporters of this lawsuit that is creating controversy within the Union. People may be thinking that this is a minor issue that has nothing to do with the unity of the country, but to someone like me, it shows that the most powerful people in this country care more about party lines than they do about the good of the nation.

George Washington, in his Farewell Speech, warned against political parties and getting involved in European affairs because he believed that it would tear the nation apart. It looks like Washington was spot on.

Biden the Strangler?

Speaking about balancing the budget at a fundraiser in Minnesota, Vice President Joe Biden said that he will  “strangle” Republicans who tell him about balancing the budget.

“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them.”

Now,this may not have been the best time to slip up like that what with the Obama/Hillary 2012 rumors buzzing around the last few days. Hang in there, Joe, on the bright side, you’re giving us all a good chuckle.

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Afraid to Walk Your Dog at Night? Buy the Funky Lite Leash

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

If you are a dog lover then this is the product for you. This is a leash that my friend invented for people who have to walk their dogs at night. Everyone knows that taking the pooch out for a night-time stroll can be very dangerous. Drivers can be speeding around turns without even seeing you and reflectors only work so well. This leash has a highly visible electroluminescent wire that runs through the entire length, about 5 ft. It is very durable, and weather resistant. It is made for dogs 100 lbs. and under and only requires two double-A batteries.

The man who invented this did it for the sole purpose of keeping people and their dogs safe during their night-time walks.

You can purchase your leash  here, or you can email me directly at sdacorta@yahoo.com

Glenn Beck: The Overton Window (Review)

July 12, 2010 1 comment

I was a bit surprised when I stumbled upon The Overton Window by Glenn Beck while searching through the Thriller/Mystery section of Borders. But, being somewhat of a Glenn Beck fan I knew that it should be pretty interesting. I read the epilogue in the store and I was satisfied enough to buy it and read the rest at home.  The novel revolves around the crazy weekend of Noah Gardner, son of Arthur Gardner who is a big shot PR billionaire.

In the beginning of the book, Noah decides to go to some sort of rally put together by so-called Patriots after meeting a beautiful woman, Molly Ross, who is very involved with the group. Noah just wanted to get to know Molly, instead he is put through a roller coaster weekend, barely escaping with his life.

Many critics will condemn this book before reading it due to its controversial author, radio personality and FOX News anchor Glenn Beck. Beck says in the introduction that this book is “faction”. A fictional story based on true events and plots, at least how it is perceived by Beck. The main plot in the story is that America is falling apart, the economy has crashed and that’s just the beginning. People who view Beck’s show on FOX News or listen to his radio program will be familiar with what Beck is trying to say. He mentions and quotes the Founding Fathers on multiple occasions. Whether you agree with Beck or not, he really makes you think about what is going on in the country today. He also gives a 30 page “Afterward” that explains exactly where he got his information from.

As a thriller I think the book lacked a bit although it did keep my interest throughout. It is short, only about 300 pages and it is an easy read. But the plot is a little weak and the character development could be better. The reader will find some unorthodox dialogue in the book, which had me imagining that Beck was narrating the story, but you can sense Beck’s lack of experience with fiction books. There are a few points in the book that get dry and little boring if you do not find politics interesting, if so you probably shouldn’t spend your money on this book. It may also get you pretty mad if you do not agree with Beck’s perspective on the country and politics. Beck will have a character give a speech or just lecture for about three pages about the country and what he thinks is going on or what will happen in the foreseeable future, and while most of the content is interesting I did find myself drifting a bit during these lectures.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and I would give it a 3 out of 5, which is respectable. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys politics, Democrat or Republican. Beck does a good job of keeping those two words to a minimum, saying that what he thinks is the downfall of America isn’t one party’s fault, it has gone on for a long time. He also doesn’t mention a name or part for the president for the same reason. If you are a person who tends to agree with what Beck says, you will definitely enjoy the book. If you are a person who tends to oppose Beck and his preachings, you will enjoy ripping Beck and his book on your blog or web site. Whatever you do, don’t be discouraged from buying the book just because of the author.

More Good News About the Sun

This video, from NaturalNews.com, helps to prove that the sun is a very beneficial to one’s health and it also disproves all the popular “myths” about the “dangers” of the sun created by sun screen manufacturers.

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=234

Finally!!!

My last post was about soccer players and their ridiculous dives, finally, somebody is also fed up with them. Watch as U.S. coach Bob Bradley speaks up about his frustrations with these players.

http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/bradley-punish-the-floppers–fbintl_dw-flopping062510.html

Hopefully, more players will now think about how they are representing their game and their country before they act…..but I highly doubt that they will.