Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Radio Debut of This Blog; How to Greet Our Returning Soldiers; Fed Workers Pay Raises; Obama Administration Rewrote Report on BP Oil Spill; Etc.

I was interviewed yesterday on WMKT Radio, 1270 on our radio dial in Michigan, by talk show host Greg Marshall.  I conversed with him for the full hour and he kindly offered my blog address to his listeners.  I hope some of you, might let him know that you would like to have me on his show again! Greg has a Facebook page which can be found at  Join him at his Think-Tank! or email him at Thanks again, Greg!  We need to keep broadcasting the news that mainstream media doesn't cover.

May this be the standard way our troops are greeting when arriving home thru an airport!  Be sure to watch this commercial - it will make your day!  And - thank you (and your families) for your service!
The number of federal workers earning $150,000 OR MORE a year has soared TENFOLD in the past five years & doubled since President Obama took office. a US analysis finds. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Washington Times writes: Gulf State lawmakers are accusing the Obama administration of putting politics above science after a government watchdog said Interior Department officials misled the public by altering a report to suggest that a group of outside scientists supported a blanket ban on deepwater drilling.
The administration maintains that the flap is the result of rushed editing and nothing more. However, members of Congress from the Gulf region, already incensed over what they described as a heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all reaction to the BP oil spill, are crying foul.
"This was not an accident at all. It was a deliberate attempt to use the prestige of the scientists to support their political decision," said Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, one of several Republicans who this summer requested an investigation into the moratorium by the Interior Department's inspector general.
Daily Caller reports: Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson proposed cutting the U.S. taxpayer’s contribution to the United Nations, an organization which many conservatives and moderates see as anti-U.S. and anti-Israel. The draft proposal recommends reducing the “voluntary” funds that taxpayers dish out to the U.N. each year on top of the dues that each country pays.

Also included in the report is a recommendation to eliminate government funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, whose “primary job is to fund [National Public Radio] and its member stations … and PBS and its member stations.”

One cut that would hit a broad cross section of Americans is a cut in funding to the Smithsonian and National Park Service. The reduction of funding for the Smithsonian by $225 million would require a charge of $7.50 to visit the 19 museums and the National Zoo, which are currently free. A cut of $75 million to the National Park Service would require a visitor fee to national parks of 25 cents per visitor.
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( - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel warning to Muslim airline passengers on U.S. aircraft in response to the Transportation Safety Administration’s  "enhanced pat down" policy that went into effect in late October.
CAIR said Muslims who object to full-body scans for religious reasons should know their rights if they are required to undergo a pat-down, including asking for the procedure to be done in a private place. In addition, CAIR offered a “special recommendation” for Muslim women who wear a hijab, telling them they should tell the TSA officer that they may be searched only around the head and neck.
In February, the Figh Council of North America, a group of Islamic scholars, issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that full-body scanners violate Islamic law.
“It is a violation of clear Islamic teaching that men or women be seen naked by other men and women,” the ruling states. “Islam highly emphasizes haya (modesty) and considers it part of the faith. The Qu’ran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts.”
CAIR endorsed the fatwa, according to a Feb. 21 article in the Detroit Free Press.   [Feeling any safer?]
Are you traveling by air this Thanksgiving week-end?  The website "We Won't Fly": " urges travelers to "Act now. Travel with Dignity."
"We are opposed to the full-body backscatter X-ray airport scanners on grounds of health and privacy. We do not consent to strip searches, virtual or otherwise. We do not wish to be guinea pigs for new, and possibly dangerous, technology. We are not criminals. We are your customers. We will not beg the government anymore. We will simply stop flying until the porno-scanners are history," the site says.
"National Opt Out Day," organized by Brian Sodegren, encourages solidarity on November 24, amid the crush of Thanksgiving travelers.
"It's the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government's desire to virtually strip us naked or submit to an "enhanced pat-down" that touches people's breasts and genitals. You should never have to explain to your children, 'Remember that no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it's a government employee, then it's OK.' "


  1. FYI to all, Greg's email address is: Be sure to request a repeat performance of Karen's Corner live on the radio! I sure did.

  2. Great job on the call-in radio show, and great to have more coverage on the real news !! Congrats !! And, the Budweiser commercial is a wonderful statement for the troops and Patriots in the USA! Hoorah!