Archive for July 19th, 2007

Abandoning the Fight

From, Under Secretary of Defense Eric Edelman calls a spade a spade and calls out Hillary Clinton for her anti-war rhetoric. “Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done […]

Kent on Crime

Jim Kent’s column in the Rapid City Journal today deals with capital punishment. Kent says some of his opinions on crime and punishment come from his experiences in the Marine Corps where he did some corrections work. Having also worked in law enforcement and corrections, I concur with his first hand assessments of criminals in […]

The Aircraft of Faith

Men of Integrity, the devotional I read daily, had a good illustration today of how and why Christians, though set free by the new birth from the irresistible pull of sin, sometimes still sin. The law of gravity is universal—until you get on an airplane. The Wright brothers didn’t eradicate the law of gravity. They […]

Protecting the Public

Here’s another example of why we need to be tougher on crime–and criminals when they’re caught. If not for justice sake, then to protect the public. From Fox News: A man who had been released from prison early for good behavior was convicted Tuesday of trying to kill a young mother and leaving her 5-year-old […]

Flood Cuts Off Britain from European Continent

From the LA Times, scientists now believe Britain was cut off from Europe by massive floods: Scientists using sonar to probe the floor of the English Channel have found that Britain was sliced from the European continent by massive prehistoric floods that cut it off from human migration for 120,000 years. The new research, published […]

Baseball Sized Hail in Hill City

The Rapid City Journal says they had golf ball to baseball-sized hail around the Black Hills yesterday. As I looked out my window at the Hills (I have a great view), I could see it was getting nasty. Fortunately, all we got at my location was some heavy rain. Not so fortunate for Kym Gerrells […]

Uninsured Numbers Smaller Than Claimed

WorldNetDaily features an article about the Business and Media Institute which says Americans have been lied to (surprise) about the number of uninsured in our country: President Bush, Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore and much of the mainstream media are incorrect when they claim the number of Americans without health insurance to be 40 to 50 […]

Read it Again

Far too few Christians spoke up in the recent public debate over capital punishment, and many of the few that did were from the misguided group that believes Christianity condemns the death penalty. However, in today’s Rapid City Journal, there comes a letter to the editor from a pastor in Sturgis: Death penalty is morally […]

Shutting Down the Engine of America

I noticed on page 3 of Dan Scott’s speech notes posted at the Dakota Watercooler, he briefly addresses the environmental extremist group that quickly popped up to oppose the “gorilla project” Elk Point refinery. It so happens my column in the Rapid City Journal yesterday was about that subject: Once completed, they expect to employ […]