Archive for August 29th, 2008

Dobson Says He Plans to Vote for McCain Palin

Though Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family has been lukewarm at best in his support of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, today’s announcement that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is joining McCain on the ticket seems to have finally broken the ice for Dobson. Radio talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager interviewed Dobson […]

Quote of the Day on Palin

I think this is it, from RedState: Sarah Palin Runs A State. Barack Obama Runs His Mouth. ‘Nuff said.

Senator Thune: Gov. Palin a Great Addition to the Ticket

August 29th, 2008 – Washington, D.C. – Senator John Thune issued the following statement regarding Senator John McCain’s pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate: “Governor Palin is a great addition to the ticket. This decision proves John McCain is serious about changing Washington. Her experience as a reform-minded governor […]

Limited Posting This Weekend

I’ll be away from home, and both busy and in places where high-speed internet connections are unlikely. So there won’t be a whole lot of fresh posts this weekend, but I do do have several already written and set up for timed publishing. Several of them should be worth a few LOL’s, so check in […]

Preschool Gains in Sioux Falls Program Mean Little

As Sibby Online points out, the recent Argus Leader report on gains made by 3-year-olds at a pilot preschool program aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, they’re mostly meaningless. No one disputes there may be immediate, short-term gains for children in a preschool setting. However, as I pointed out a few days […]

DNC Green Plan Turns a Little Brown

The Democrats made a lot of their plan to have a “green” convention. However, as I’ve pointed out before, it ain’t easy bein’ green. Now cnet news says it didn’t go off too well. They mentioned those kookie wooden card keys I discussed, plus said that bicycles weren’t allowed in certain areas–meaning they had to […]

NewsBusted Conservative Comedy 8/29/2008

Topics in today’s show: –Barack Obama’s big speech –Al Franken’s faltering Senate campaign –L.A. City Council voted to ban plastic shopping bags –California State Fair ride powered ENTIRELY by cow farts NewsBusted is a comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday.

U.S. Senate Candidate Dykstra Points to Johnson Flip-Flop on Offshore Drilling

More in from the mailbag: Sioux Falls – Republican Senatorial Candidate, Joel Dykstra, said today that South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson’s recent position switch to support more domestic oil production, particularly off shore drilling, seems like an opportunistic election year conversion. Dykstra said he anticipated Johnson would “flip-flop” on his long-held position with regard to […]

So-Called Mainstream Media Tells Half the Story on Palin

The Newsbusters blog points out some of the smack the “mainstream” media is already talking about Sarah Palin. Confirming that John McCain picked Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, as his running mate, Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos were quick to jump on the corruption within Alaska’s Republican party, but did not tell the whole […]

Media Already Trashing Palin With Trash Talk

Michelle Malkin points to an incident from the “mainstream” media that not only highlights their lack of objectivity, but their hypocrisy. Channel 7 in Denver accidentally had the mic on, didn’t realize it, and were talking about how McCain and Palin must be sleeping together, talking in a “sexist” manner about her physical attributes, etc. […]

Obama Passes on Landstuhl Military Hospital, But Palin Pays a Visit

As my friend Jenn Sierra at Ft Hard Knox points out, while Barack Obama couldn’t be bothered to stop in and visit the wounded troops at Landstuhl Military Hospital in Germany, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin cared enough about the troops to stop in–even without a press entourage to cover her. This is the kind of […] Issues Statement Supporting Palin Pick

From today’s mailbag: is absolutely thrilled with the announcement of Sarah Palin as John’s McCain’s Vice-Presidential candidate. What a excellent choice!!! Sarah is the current Governor of Alaska. Prior to governorship she was the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska for two terms. When elected she became the first woman to be Alaska’s governor and the […]

Gov. Sarah Palin: McCain’s Best Choice for VP

I’ve been thinking for a long time about who would be a good VP choice for John McCain. That’s a tough one because, since he’s not exactly a conservative’s dream himself, you have to throw a measure of pragmatism (i.e. how conservative a running mate would McCain actually put up with?) into any estimations. Some, […]

You Do Well to Learn the Religion of Jesus Christ

American Minute from William J. Federer “Beloved Cherokees,” wrote President Washington on AUGUST 29, 1796, “The wise men of the United States meet once a year, to consider what will be for the good of their people…I have thought that a meeting of your wise men…would be alike useful to you…I now send my best […]

Rapid City Bloggers Interviewed by KOTA

As Curtis Price at Robbinsdale Radical highlights, he and I were interviewed by Rachael Embler at KOTA yesterday. The segment was about the impact of blogging on the youth vote. It was done over a Skype webcam connection, so the video quality of the interview portions isn’t the best, but it’s alright. I’m not sure […]

To Help and Heal the Hurting

*Publisher’s note: this personal testimony is being reprinted in light of the upcoming vote in South Dakota on Initiated Measure 11 and the recent statement by the American Psychological Association that abortion does not threaten women’s mental health. By Danelle HallenbeckNorth Carolina State LeaderOperation Outcry I believed in the right to get an abortion. I […]

We Begin Bombing in Five Minutes

I still remember hearing about this the day it happened. The media was incredulous. I was ecstatic. Reagan always did love a good joke at the Soviet’s (and the media’s) expense. President Ronald Reagan, August 11, 1984

Reagan’s Humor

When things are the way they are in a presidential election year, it really helps to have a good laugh now and then. It also helps to remember what phenomenal leadership was like, and that it is possible to have it in Washington. Here’s to President Ronald Reagan, the greatest president of the Twentieth Century. […]

Study Finds 12 Percent of Native America Deaths Alcohol Related

Last year, the question was examined whether to open up the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to alcohol sales on the reservation. The logic was that the border towns like Whiteclay, Nebraska are “getting rich” off Pine Ridge dollars–dollars which could fill Pine Ridge public coffers. Also, since so many people on the reservation travel to […]