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My summary of the results from Copenhagen’s Climate Change Summit are more than a week late due to the Holiday Break, but to be honest with you, it really doesn’t matter.  For all the hoopla surrounding the fiasco, all the jockeying, pontificating and lugubrious debate had by global delegates for nearly two weeks, they finally agreed on one thing; we need to have more talks.  This brilliant idea is being billed as, “The Copenhagen Accords.”  What a joke.  (more…)

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Coming back from a week-long holiday, I had to play some catch up today to understand the events surrounding the Christmas Day attempted attack on a flight into Detroit Metro Airport.  On Friday, a 23-yr old Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab made it onto a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit despite numerous warning signs including paying in cash, having no luggage, a denied visa into Britain, and a father willing to go an American embassy to warn that his son will capable of committing terrorist attacks.  Much of the debate aftermath has been agreeable.  For instance, Janet Napolitano must resign for continued ineptitude. After saying that our security system worked over the weekend, she later recanted amid polling saying 96% (!) of people disagreed with her.  Also, most agree that making all passengers on international flights sit in there seats with nothing in their laps for the final hour of travel does not address the problem.  But one thing that keeps being hinted at around many circles is a tough question to ask: Is it time we began to handle flight security with an increased measure of ethnic profiling? (more…)

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In the pathetic world on the Senate floor, usually there is no reported nonsense that comes across too sophomoric.  Neither party has the right to claim moral superiority as corruption and unmerited attacks are part of the daily grind in Washington.  However this morning, one story has grown momentum that summarizes how far removed from reality the liberal think tank is willing to go in order to chastise the Republicans for dissenting to the proposed health care reform. (more…)

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I wonder what it feels like to be the most hated man in America? And no, Im not talking about Tiger Woods. In the political world no one is more hated right now than Joe Lieberman.  A decade removed from being his party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States, he is now being viewed as the single opponent preventing the passing of a strong, progressive Health Care Reform Bill.  Although there are several other moderate Democrat senators that have not confirmed they would vote for the current Senate bill, Sen. Lieberman has become an easy target and enemy #1.  Is Joe a vindictive opportunist or a senator sticking with his convictions and constituency?  (more…)

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How hard can it be to get eligible citizens out to vote on election day with honest results? Should be easy, right? We are taught through grade school that once we are old enough everyone has a right to vote and every vote counts. You might think, there are laws in place today along with technology that makes the elections process simple. The poll taxes, literacy tests and physical violence of the Jim Crow era have disappeared with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, right?  (more…)

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A recent CNN poll showed that 80% of Americans are concerned that the new Health Care Bill will impact the deficit. So, where do we stand today? The House has a public option, while the Senate Bill doesn’t. We’ve seen the Congress claim that cuts to Medicare and CMS will result in enough savings to support the bill and will be budget neutral. Obama has made strong stances on Illegals coverage, coverage for Abortions, and most importantly in my opinion the impact to our deficit. Do you remember, “I will not sign a bill that adds one penny to the deficit”? How easy we forget, YOU LIE!, sorry I couldn’t help myself. I’d like to provide a perspective on the inner workings of Health Care reimbursement, which similar to other industries, drives the market. (more…)

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A few times per week, around noon time we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere:  (more…)

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There’s been a lot of discussion in politics revolving around redistribution of wealth and I can’t help but channel Francisco d’ Anconia from the popular 1950’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. Every time I hear someone demonize wealth and prosperity I’m reminded of this speech.  If you haven’t read this book, it’s a must read, that is if you have the patience to read a 1100 page book. (more…)

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[Ed. Note: This item was originally posted on Oct 15th, 2009. In honor of Obama’s acceptance speech in Norway earlier this morning, we will re-run it today]

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel

Last Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded their Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama. Nearly everyone that I spoke to,  read from and listened to, agreed that this award was given prematurely. Much time and effort was spent over the weekend deducing whether or not folks agreed with this decision, or if they believed the once heralded Nobel Peace Prize Award has turned once and for all to be purely political. Throughout the discussions and Facebook polls questioning if he deserved the award, I wanted to take a quick look at the “accomplishments” the committee may have looked to in deciding to bestow the honor onto our president…
We first need to take a look at the Committee’s stated reasons why they believed President Obama was deserving of the award. (more…)

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Mr. Obama goes to Copenhagen…

There’s a decent chance you may have viewed the below video from October. It features Lord Christopher Monckton from Great Britain who is a former advisor to Margaraet Thatcher in the 1980’s.  In the video Monckton claims to have read the treaty that President Obama and the rest of the countries will sign at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen Denmark.  Although I’m not big on conspiracy theories, and I do not believe Obama will be ceding our US Sovereignty anytime soon…(treaties call for 2/3 Senate approval anyway) the backdrop to this story is extremely important.  As many are unaware this conference is even convening, its consequences for the future of our economy are dire and unbelievably far reaching

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