Americans have seen their freedoms decline on almost every front over the past decade. We have been spied on by surveillance cameras, eavesdropped on by government agents, had our belongings searched, our phones tapped, our mail opened, our email monitored, our opinions questioned, our purchases scrutinized. One of the few things that has kept us teetering on the edge of a full slide into tyranny is the internet, the primary source of news and information for many people. Little wonder, then, that federal and state governments continue to try to gain control of the world wide web.
The Vietnam War left an indelible imprint on America, for a number of reasons. The History Channel is doing a multi-part series on footage from the Vietnam War, telling the story in the voices of the veterans who were there and displaying digitized footage from the war. Some of that footage was shot by the soldiers themselves and has not been seen publicly before.
In a shocking display of journalism (wouldn’t it be incredible if other media outlets–especially national ones–saw this and emulated it?), ABC7 in Chicago has taken a look at the origins and players behind the Occupy Wall Street and the entire occupationist movement. They found that the movement wasn’t even sparked within the United States, and is aided by some anti-American rabble rousers who go way back.
It would be nice if Hollywood actors would stick to doing what they do best—acting—instead of disappointing so many of their fans by opening their mouths to reveal their malignant thinking while falsely accusing millions of their fellow Americans. Some of these Leftist actors have been given invitations to attend a Tea Party rally and see for themselves whether there is really any racism there. Think they’ll take the Tea Partiers up on their offer?
COURAGEOUS—the current release from the makers of FIREPROOF and on track to top that surprise hit at the box office—expands to 48 new cities this weekend. COURAGEOUS remains a top 10 film in the weeks after its Sept. 30 premiere, after opening on 1,200 screens, compared to the 3,000 locations typical for a film in wide release.
The relationship between Hollywood studios and faith audiences continues with Lionsgate’s forthcoming WARRIOR, an intense glimpse into the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and a portrait of a family who finds wholeness and healing after devastation by alcoholism. Faith-based leaders are responding enthusiastically to early screenings of the film, citing its artistry and urgent focus on forgiveness as the key to healing.
Bill Whittle’s latest Firewall examines one of the most maddening and insane of the characteristics displayed by the Left: self-loathing of America. Or as it is officially known: Oikophobia. Given the revolutionary ideas upon which America was founded, and the incredible results of those ideas, why would Americans of any stripe–the Left or anywhere else–loathe this obviously superior and remarkably blessed way of life?
Dakota Voice writer and Gulf Coast DJ Gina Miller was interviewed recently by Gulf Coast News on the American Forum with William Sackett. Profiling the views of powerful women, Sackett interviewed several of them including our Gina Miller. When asked about Dakota Voice, Gina replied that DV is “the answer to the secular ‘mainstream’ media.”
There will be a free movie showing of the documentary “Blood Money” at the Elks Theater in Rapid City, Sunday June 12 at 3:00 pm. The film is a tastefully done film that shows the devastation of abortion on the lives of Mothers and families. It also exposes the true agenda of Planned Parenthood. The event is being sponsored by the Faith & Family Foundation.
David Mamet, the guy who wrote “Wag the Dog,” is a liberal who woke up. He’s a liberal who has been mugged by reality. Mamet is a liberal who couldn’t maintain the fantasyworld for himself any longer, and he’s telling about how his eyes came open. We first saw this change in a column he wrote in 2008 in the Village Voice called “Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’.” Mamet also has a new book out which I hope to read soon called “The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture.”
This amazing video is the creation of Randy Halverson who lives near Winner, South Dakota, and his work can be found at Dakotalapse.com. Halverson used time lapse photography to capture these amazing photos/videos of the Milky Way in the night sky above the South Dakota plains. You will be stunned by the celestial beauty of the rural South Dakota evening sky.
Some people cast incredible shadows that grow even stronger before their deaths. And when they die, they metamorphosize into myths—such as Hitchcock in film, Mozart in classical music, the Beatles in popular music, Hemingway in literature, Einstein in science, etc. Such was John Wayne. Indeed, a Harris Poll, released in January 2011, placed Wayne third among America’s favorite film stars—the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year since its inception in 1994.
Journalism 101 should note there are two kinds of news–good and bad. One definition of the news is the reporting what is the unusual. Good news isn’t always noteworthy in the minds of some people. Another definition of news is the reporting of current events. I’ll touch on that later in another column. Good news deserves to be read as well as all the murders, car crashes and obituaries that appear in most newspapers.
Shad Olson recently announced that his radio talk show, the Shad Olson Show, is about to experience explosive growth. In the first year of the show, the SOS Radio Network has been heard in Rapid City, Belle Fourche, Valentine, Nebraska and Sundance, Wyoming. The Shad Olson Show is now poised to expand to an additional 50 cities, with the possibility of another 80 in the near future. That would put the Shad Olson Show on the air in 23 states.
I have read theories about the Chinese or North Koreans firing a shot across the bow just to let us know that our major cities are within range and vulnerable. Or, it was just some bungling ballistic missile crew aboard a naval vessel that got bored and lit off a missile just for kicks. Come on, this is silly. Let’s have the names of the airliner crew and the flight number and we can get on with more important things and quit our paranoia.
Turn on the TV. Take a stroll in the store. Go to church and you’ll see it: Females dressing as though the new fad is straight “hooker.” That may be a little crass, but seriously, when you pick up a magazine or just try to watch the news, you’re bombarded with an obscene amount of skin. Sex sells, so they say. And “they” be right. The only thing that has even a smidge of marketability the way a barely clothed woman will is a puppy. And puppies don’t wear any clothes.
It’s not clear how Joy Behar escaped her nanny, but she was in another all out tantrum that would put my kids to shame. Sans her liberal cohort, Whoopi “walk out” Goldberg, she ranted and raved with the usual, “Rascist!” outcry in terrible-two response to Sharron Angle’s ad regarding immigration and Harry Reid. Once again, The View openly declares its “open mouth, insert foot” policy.
You know that movie guy James Cameron is a “live in a hut, eat alfalfa sprouts and ride a bicycle” kinda guy, right? After all, he demonizes the modern Western way of life in his movies, right? All that energy and industry and comfort are just horrible, right? He’s big on fighting the hoax of anthropogenic global warming, right? He says we’re going to have to live with less, right? So, is three houses in Malibu “living with less?”
This is a video presentation of a song by Wes Hotchkiss, a fine young man from the ranch country up around Lemmon, South Dakota. He provided entertainment during the Lemmon Tea Party back in May. This is a song about all that is good about America…and how we have to get off the road to ruin our leaders and icons are driving us down.
Former Newsday columnist and current Dolan Media Company columnist Ray Keating has published his first novel: Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel. Warrior Monk revolves around a former CIA assassin, Stephen Grant, who has lived a far different, relatively quiet life as a parish pastor in recent years. However, a shooting at his church, an historic papal proposal, and threats to the Pope’s life mean that Grant’s former and current lives collide.
Pop music star Lady Gaga admits that “the last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself.” Yet the content of Gaga’s music and videos is far from kid-friendly, and the impact on her young female fans is particularly troublesome. Her own performances constitute a foray into porn culture.
It seems that even successful movie-maker James Cameron doesn’t have enough money to put it where his mouth is when it comes to promoting the hoax of anthropogenic global warming. After challenging those who don’t believe the hoax to a debate, he sought continually more extreme excuses to get out of the debate while saving face…then just canceled the debate altogether when those efforts failed. In the real world, science trumps science fiction every time.
“I Want Your Money” is coming this fall…just in time for the November election. The film contrasts two views of the role that the federal government should play in our daily lives using the words and actions of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Two versions of the American dream now stand in sharp contrast. One views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you; the other believes that the elite in Washington know how to best allocate your wealth.
Many of you have probably noticed already, but the Shad Olson Show on KIMM has moved ot 6:00 pm. He is also close to concluding negotiations to break into new markets that will drastically increase the coverage and exposure of the SOS Radio Network. Be sure to tune in to the most unique and hard-hitting radio show in western South Dakota.
In their ever-increasing attempts to deceive the public, the people in the Obama administration have now hijacked a piece of the heart of America, the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina, and they’re using it as a tool to sell their lies. It stunned me to read that Andy Griffith is now on cable television shilling for the Democrat’s health care deform legislation.