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Archive for November, 2008

Aye, Thar Be Pirates About

Friday, November 28th, 2008

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

Americans are reading with evident amusement of the pirate attacks in the waters around the Horn of Africa. The crews and the owners of the ships seized by the modern day buccaneers are not, however, in the least amused. More than forty vessels have been seized thus far this [...]

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Economy and Congress

Friday, November 28th, 2008

by John Campbell | Irvine & D.C.

Well, you haven’t heard from me for a while. It’s not because I forgot about you or my Mac broke or something. There was that little matter of that election which required my attention earlier this month and that I had not been to Washington for almost 6 weeks. [...]

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A Thanksgiving Legacy

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

by Sharon Hughes | Petaluma

Thanksgiving marks the season when hearts begin turning towards home, and this year again finds many of our young men and women in two wars they did not choose, but ones they are bravely waging. Some have given their lives to protect not only you and me and our children [...]

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Walter Moore | Los Angeles

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays not just for the hours of nonstop gluttony, but also because life’s better when you count your blessings. So let me subject you to one of those nauseatingly maudlin but mercifully short “thank you” recitations:

Thanks to the 890 or so of you who signed [...]

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For What Are Taxpayers Thankful?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

In this season of thanksgiving, please don’t blame taxpayers if they are distracted by the injuries being perpetrated against them by our political class.

California ranks 6th nationally in tax burden, but taxpayers are being assaulted by brain dead state and local politicians, who won’t be happy until we are number one. [...]

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From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

Some people are convinced that a compassionate conservative is an oxymoron. But, I know better. I’m not suggesting I am one, but I do know a few. They’re the people who occasionally take me to [...]

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China Express

Friday, November 21st, 2008

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

Asian countries are on the move, none more so than China. There is little doubt that China is on a fast track to catch—perhaps even surpass—the U.S. economy as the world’s largest. Its growth is phenomenal and although its export-driven economy is hurting because of the U.S. financial crisis, [...]

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by John R. Graham | San Francisco

A major driver of health costs over the last couple of decades is chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s time to add another chronic ailment to the list: “preventionitis.” Because much chronic disease is associated with bad lifestyle choices, many succumb to the utopian delusion [...]

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Red Voices

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

by Rob Hightower | Riverside

With the selection of Barack Obama as president, a new generation of Americans has been introduced to the political scene in America.  With this new movement comes a need to redefine, or rather reinforce, the ideals of the Republican Party.

Democrats have long been known to nominate party icons, those that can [...]

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Runaway Taxpayers

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

Seems that Governor Schwarzenegger wants to help out his old Hollywood friends with millions of dollars in tax breaks. He makes a case that lower taxes on film and television companies will reverse the trend of runaway production. Currently, California is losing out to at least 40 other states and Canada [...]

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