Archive for December 2009

Top 50 Articles of 2009

Top 50 Articles of 2009

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.

Blizzard Dampens Global Warming Protest Numbers

Blizzard Dampens Global Warming Protest Numbers

Yet another global warming gathering has been dampened by a snowstorm. It seems this happens quite often when global warming rallies are called. Is there a cosmic sense of humor at work?

Top Nine Snoozes of the Lamestream Media in 2009

Top Nine Snoozes of the Lamestream Media in 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.

Napolitano’s Comments Were Taken in Context With Administration Stance on Defense

Napolitano's Comments Were Taken in Context With Administration Stance on Defense

The problem isn’t that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s comments about the Detroit airline terrorist and how “the system worked” were taken out of context. Sadly, her comments were taken in context with this administration’s naive approach to defense, and that’s a scary thought.

Rush Limbaugh ‘resting comfortably’ at Hospital

Rush Limbaugh 'resting comfortably' at Hospital

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is said to be “resting comfortably” in the hospital in Hawaii. His producer and website say he is okay and updates will be made at RushLimbaugh.com.

Rush Limbaugh Rushed to Hospital, In Serious Condition

Rush Limbaugh Rushed to Hospital, In Serious Condition

Various media outlets are reporting radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been rushed to the hospital via ambulance in Honolulu, Hawaii where he was vacationing. Reports say he is in “serious” condition. And the “tolerant” liberals on the Left are ecstatic with joy.

Opposition to Govt Health Care Bill Locked In

Opposition to Govt Health Care Bill Locked In

Well, now that both the U.S. House and Senate have passed the unconstitutional government health care bill, the American people are resigned to it and most Americans are now behind it. Right? Ah, no. Not even close.

Pastor Denies Intentionally Breaking Law in Case of Muslim Convert

Pastor Denies Intentionally Breaking Law in Case of Muslim Convert

The Florida pastor who sheltered runaway teen convert Rifqa Bary formally denied Tuesday that he knowingly broke the law to hide the Muslim-turned-Christian girl from Ohio.

Nelson Feels the Heat on Health Care Sell-out

Nelson Feels the Heat on Health Care Sell-out

It’s a good thing Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) doesn’t have to face the voters for another three years. The latest poll after his sell-out vote on government health care shows he’d be toast in 2010. Will the voters remember in 2012 when he’s next up for re-election? I’d bank on it.

Senators Stick it to the States

Senators Stick it to the States

Every U.S. Senator who voted for the health care reform bill “stuck” every state in the Union with a big bill that no state needs right now during a recession and falling revenues.

What is the Cause of Meaning?

What is the Cause of Meaning?

Ravi Zacharias has been doing a series on “Is There Not a Cause?” which deals with purpose and meaning. If you enjoy thinking, check it out.

America Was Supposed to Be Safer with Obama

America Was Supposed to Be Safer with Obama

Has President Obama’s “Speak softly and bow often” approach to leadership made America safer? The results are in, and the answer is: no.

Cool Parent or Good Parent?

Cool Parent or Good Parent?

What’s more important: being a cool parent or a good parent? One tattoo artist says “Every parent wants to be the cool parent,” and I fear he’s all too right.

Where’s That Wonderment and Happiness, Dodd Wonders

Where's That Wonderment and Happiness, Dodd Wonders

Senator Harry Reid predicted an earful of “wonderment and happiness” from the American people over passage of the unconstitutional health care bill, but Senator Chris Dodd heard something else.

What To Do Now That Its Been Done

What To Do Now That Its Been Done

What a scene. The courageous iron-willed Nobel-prize-laureate makes his adorable little girls wait for Christmas while Daddy bludgeons a compliant Congress to pass anything they can call heath care reform so the Cavalcade of Czars can fill in the blanks later.

2010 Looks Shaky for Rep. Herseth Sandlin

2010 Looks Shaky for Rep. Herseth Sandlin

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.

Dems May Hold Off on Cap and Trade Tax in 2010

Dems May Hold Off on Cap and Trade Tax in 2010

The U.S. House has already passed the cap and trade global warming tax, but after the tooth-and-nail fight for government health care, many Senate Democrats don’t want to tackle cap and trade in 2010.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Dec. 26, 2009

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Dec. 26, 2009

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!

County Rescinds Christmas Ban

County Rescinds Christmas Ban

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.

Volcano Forces Thousands to Evacuate on Christmas

Volcano Forces Thousands to Evacuate on Christmas

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.

December 25 and the Origin of Christmas

December 25 and the Origin of Christmas

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 real war front is at home

The real war front is at home

Christmas 2009 and our nation is still at war. Afghanistan? Iraq? Yes, of course. But the war’s front is here at home. The war we are having with ourselves.

County Gov’t Ditches Christmas on Atheist Complaint

County Gov't Ditches Christmas on Atheist Complaint

All government departments in Sonoma County, Calif., removed stars, angels and other religious ornaments this week after an atheist man filed a complaint that he was offended by the Christmas tree decorations.

Colombian Governor Bans Christmas, Jails Christians

Colombian Governor Bans Christmas, Jails Christians

A Columbian governor banned Christianity on a reservation for indigenous people and has imprisoned 28 of the natives for refusing to renounce their Christian faith.

Tenth Amendment Backlash Against Unconstitutional Health Care Bill

Tenth Amendment Backlash Against Unconstitutional Health Care Bill

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.