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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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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.

Jay Leno Mocks White House/Fox News Feud

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Jay Leno, host of NBC’s the Jay Leno Show, mocks the white house’s rivalry with Fox News after Rahm Emanuel said that Fox News isn’t a news organization.

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H1N1 Flu National Emergency?

October 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Days after CBS revealed staggering numbers proving that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has highly exaggerated the number of positive H1N1 Flu cases in the country, President Barrack Obama declares swine flu a national emergency.

According to CBS, the CDC told states to stop testing for H1N1 flu after late July 2009. This also made them stop counting individual cases in each state. CBS says that this was done because H1N1 flu was already considered an epidemic. This means that every person who visited their physician after late July with flu- like symptoms was assumed to have swine flu.

After their request was rejected by the CDC to see the state by state statistics, CBS went to each of the 50 states and were given the data directly from the states. They found that:

“… The vast majority of cases were negative for H1N1 as well as seasonal flu, despite the fact that many states were specifically testing patients deemed to be most likely to have H1N1 flu…”

Click Here to view CBS News Washington Unplugged: H1N1 Cases Exaggerated?

This information has to make people wonder why the president declared the flu a national emergency Friday night. According to Natural News by making H1N1 flu a national emergency, the government gains many powers that the Bill of Rights would usually not allow. These powers include:

–The power to force mandatory swine flu vaccinations on the entire population

–The power to arrest anyone who refuses to take the vaccine

–The power to quarantine an entire city and stop all traffic in and out of that city

–The power to enter any home or office without a search warrant and order the destruction of any belongings or structures deemed to be a threat to public health.

–The effective nullification of the Bill of Rights. Your right to due process, to being safe from government search and seizure, and to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination are all null and void under a Presidential declaration of a national emergency.

Many health experts who are publicly against this vaccination think that this is all being done by Big Pharma in order to sell more vaccines, which will be coming in November.

I think that President Obama is going to continue losing supporters due to his lack of work in some areas, and “over managing” of others, i.e. H1N1 flu.  The information that CBS found was more than enough to make many people weary of the swine flu situation, this should make people ask questions but…nobody will except CBS, the White House’s rival Fox News, and some independent bloggers and doctors on the web.

Here is Dr. Joseph Mercola talking with Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center.

Categories: Health, Nutrition, Politics

NASA Moon Bombing

On Friday morning, October 9, a space shuttle that was sent out in June is scheduled to collide into the surface of the moon’s south pole at 6,000 m.p.h.  LCROSS, the space shuttle, is being sent on this mission to help scientists try to discover water and ice on the moon which would be an interesting discovery if LCROSS didn’t have a $79 million price tag.

According to GadgetCrave, NASA is running this mission in hope of finding water on the moon so that they could let the “moon colonizers could some day use it, perhaps turning the moon into a rest stop on the way to deeper space adventures.”  Sounds like a bad attempt at making Star Wars reality to me.

During the countries current economic condition, I don’t think that sending a $79 million space shuttle to crash into the moon is the greatest use of the country’s  remaining cash. Frankly, I don’t think that anything that NASA does is in the best interest of the country right now.

I think, and this is just my opinion, that NASA should be shut down until the country’s economy is back on track. We don’t need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on space exploration, something that we have been wasting money on since the space race in the ’60’s and the most we’ve done is prove that there is nothing but dust on Mars and Pluto isn’t big enough to be considered a planet anymore. Why don’t we start spending this money on something that may help the planet that we currently live on, and preferably the country we live in, which is in a lot of trouble.

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