UH……MISS GARRETT…..?

On July 7th, I blogged about the smug assurance given us about a possible ebola outbreak. from Laurie Garrett, a Senior Fellow on global health at the Council of Foreign Relations who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for chronicling an ebola outbreak in the Congo.  Here is what Ms. Garrett had to say at that time: “I think the last thing we need to be concerned about is...

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THE PUBLIC\’S REACTION TO MASS MEDIA

I\’ll make this short and sweet. Then next time someone tells you they heard on TV, or read in the newspaper, about how low the public\’s opinion of congress is, mention the following Gallup poll to them: That 40% is an all-time low for the 17 years Gallup has asked this question. And the next time someone tells you that media are not biased in favor of Democrats, ask them why, when...

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SHANEEN ALLEN (CONT.): THE POWER OF SHAME

When it comes to getting people to rethink their actions, few things are more powerful than shame. And I can\’t help thinking that shame – quite possibly along with some long-overdue pressure from Trenton – is motivating District Attorney/prosecutor jim mcclain to “rehthink” his obsessive pursuit of Shaneen Allen.  Ms. Allen, as regular readers of this blog...

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1000LIFEHACKS.COM

My sister just put me on to a web site called 1000lifehacks.com.  Think of it as “Hints from Heloise” – turbo-charged and on steroids. I can\’t wait to try some of the tips I\’ve gotten from this site – such as mixing one part vinegar and one part olive oil, and using it to restore the finish of wood furniture. I suggest you take a look.  I have...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES\’ LATEST POLL

To read the New York Times article on its latest poll (done in conjunction with CBS News), titled “G.O.P. Gains Strength and Obama Gets Low Marks, Poll Finds”, click here. To see the poll in its entirety, click here. To see a few selected data from the poll – data which are, in my opinion, telling a story – keep reading: -Presidential Approval: ...

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AN OBAMABOUT-FACE: THE NEW YORK TIMES NOTICES (SORT OF)

Can a newspaper\’s editorial board be perceptive and obtuse at the same time? Well, let\’s look at the lead editorial in today\’s New York Times and see. You can use this link to read it all (and I hope you do).  But here are key excerpts – in rust, with my comments in blue: Aweek ago, PresidentObama stood before the American people and promised that theexpanding...

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HILLARY\’S BENGHAZI COVERUP?

If this is true – and can be proven to the satisfaction of the public – Hillary Clinton\’s political career is over. Excerpted from Sharyl Attkisson\’s blog at thedailysignal.com: Asthe House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearingthis week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward witha startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes from a very famous public figure, one you certainly know. First the quote, then the source. The famous public figure said these words: America and theAmerican people have paid a high price for the decision to invade Iraq andmyriad mistakes that followed.  I believe that history will not judge theauthors of this war kindly. For all these reasons,I would like...

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THE DESCENT OF TURKEY CONTINUES

From an article at Asia News: Turkey\’snewly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aided by his faithfulnew Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, begins his term of office with amajor overhaul of the country\’s education system. Althoughadopted a year ago, the reform plan, which has largely goneunnoticed, begins this year and extends Islamic religious educationto all school grades. Only...

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THE VALUE OF NEWSBUSTERS.ORG

Newsbusters.org is a conservative web site which, according to its mission statement exposes and combats liberal media bias. If there isn\’t any liberal media bias, of course, newsbusters.org is either pumping out a load of BS every day or is out of business altogether. So which is it? Well, suppose I told you that: –Mika (Brzezinski), on “Morning Joe”, perpetuated the...

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THE SAD END OF DEREK JETER

Derek Jeter is a great hall of fame baseball player – and, by all accounts, a great hall of fame human being as well.  He is among the greatest and (deservedly) most popular New York Yankees of all time. However, much though it pains me to say this, he also has been one of the reasons that, in this last year of his career, the Yankees will not be a playoff team. Going into the 2014...

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MAKING THE USA EVEN LESS COMPETITIVE THAN WE ALREADY ARE

Problem:  Over-taxation is stifling the United States\’ ability to conduct business in the global economy. Solution:  Raise taxes. If that makes sense to you, you will love the latest initiative by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)…and supported by President Obama.  Excerpted from an editorial in the Wall Street Journal: Anyday now the White House and Sen...

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MAKING ILLEGAL ALIENS DEMOCRAT VOTERS

Anyone who thinks that Democrats\’ motives in supporting the tidal wave of  illegal Latino aliens into the country is altruistic is living in a dream world. The idea is to get them in, immediately get them as many “rights” as possible – and then, in short order, demand that since they are here and have all these rights they should have the vote too. Here is one of the...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA\’S SPEECH: THE PUBLIC\’S REACTION

How well or poorly did President Obama connect with the country with Wednesday\’s “ISIL/ISIS) speech? Well, we have a poll (the fact that a bunch of them weren\’t taken by now is more than a little surprising…..but I\’ll keep my theory about why to myself for now). Excerpted from NBC News Seniro Political Editor Mark Murray\’s article at nbc.com: Nearly 70...

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