As we take one final look back on the almost defunct year of 2009, these are the top 50 articles at Dakota Voice during the year, based on the number of hits they received. Some continued to receive thousands of hits months after they were published, and are relevant and informative even today. Take a walk with us down memory lane as we take one final look back at the events and issues of 2009.
Fox News has the top nine stories on which the lamestream media took a snooze in 2009. These are stories which by any objective (what the “mainstream” media is supposed to be) estimation should have been among the biggest stories of the year…but were instead hardly heard of outside Fox News, talk radio and the blogosphere.
The Rapid City Journal reports that for all Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin’s fence-straddling votes, her seat in congress in 2010 is far less than secure. Liberals as well as conservatives are upset with her, but many South Dakotans are realizing it would be better to have a rep they can trust to do the right thing, rather than one they have to pressure and watch like a hawk.
The best of the best from Dakota Voice last week, including: December 25 and the Origin of Christmas; Sleaze and Slop Returns to White House Christmas Tree; Were Governor Rounds and Senator Thune politically correct?; An Insult to All Science Are We Beyond Reproach?; Senate Whores: Let the Fiddling Begin; Jack Bauer Interrogates Santa; and more!
An order to remove angels and stars from Christmas trees in all government buildings in one California county has been rescinded following the uproar that ensued over the decision. Acting County Administrator Chris Thomas in Sonoma County informed the heads of all 26 county departments to disregard his previous order, which was made in response to the complaint of a disabled atheist veteran.
Tens of thousands of Filipinos celebrated Christmas in temporary evacuations centers Friday after having fled their homes in fear of a major volcanic eruption. With the alert level for the Philippines’ Mayon volcano at the second-highest stage, more than 40,000 evacuees had to stay away from their homes and settle for a Christmas in crowded gymnasiums and schools.
Was December 25 just a pagan holiday Christians took for their own religious holiday? Is there any reason to believe December 25 might really be the birthday of Jesus Christ? Some historians, including early church fathers, think there is a good case for December 25 as the actual date for the first Christmas.
The people and the states aren’t taking passage of the un-American, un-Constitutional, corrupt government health care bill sitting down. Legal challenges, Tenth Amendment challenges, nullification and more are on the table in the face of this unprecedented slap in the face to the U.S. Constitution and freedom.