Archive for January 1st, 2010

Glenn Beck’s New Year Wishes

Friday, January 1st, 2010

An Email from Glenn Beck:January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Oops-I didn’t mean to shout, I forget that a lot of people may have done a bit of celebrating last night. That’s something I don’t have to worry about anymore, but during my old “celebratory” days, I more than paid my morning-after dues. (more…)

North Korea Government’s New Year wish: tear down “wall” that does not exist

Friday, January 1st, 2010

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s New Year’s wish of seeing the destruction of a massive concrete wall dividing the Korean peninsula never seems to come true — mostly because there is no such barrier.

Mentioning the wall by the North has been an odd New Year tradition begun by state founder Kim Il-sung and kept alive by a fawning propaganda machine that dares not correct a person revered as a deity. Kim died 15 years ago and is considered the state’s “eternal president.”

Wall St closes out ’09 with best gains since 2003

Friday, January 1st, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended 2009 on Thursday with their best gains since 2003, driven by optimism about the economy’s recovery and a brighter outlook for profits.

Chinese smoker stops world’s fastest train

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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Man opts for jail over New Year with relatives

Friday, January 1st, 2010

ROME (Reuters) - A Sicilian man stole sweets and a packet of chewing gum so he could get arrested and spend New Year’s Eve in a jail cell rather than be with his wife and relatives, Italian media reported on Friday.

Fort Hard Knox: For conservative singles who don’t want to be single…

Friday, January 1st, 2010

For conservatives who want to date other conservatives, my friend, Chris Banescu has recently started ConservativeDatingSite.com.

Voice for Liberty: Kansas state budget crisis largely self-inflicted

Friday, January 1st, 2010

What should citizens do when they feel that local news media is not covering issues as they should be covered? You could do as I did, starting Voice For Liberty in Wichita. Others start think tanks like the Kansas Policy Institute and its featured projects Kansas Watchdog and Kansas Reporter.

Now the Kansas Policy Institute has placed some of its research into our state’s largest newspaper by way of paying for advertisements. Following is the text of an an to appear on Sunday. The ad as it will appear is available at State Budget Crisis Largely Self-Inflicted.

Slow Download Speed = Lower Google Page Rank — Fort Hard Knox

Friday, January 1st, 2010

However, I was recently contacted by a very active Blogger friend, who has not been “lax” in any sense of that word, with the same problem. After much research, we’re now finding that Google is now using download speed in its algorithm. Slow download speed could result in a lower page rank.

KMBC: Poll, Americans Favor NCAA Football Playoff; Fans Want To Scrap Bowl Championship Series

Friday, January 1st, 2010

The Quinnipiac University survey shows 63 percent favor getting rid of the current system, while 26 percent want to keep it. When asked how much they liked the bowl game process, the poll showed fans are mixed.

AP: AT&T Ends Tiger Woods Sponsorship

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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KMBC: Dobbs, Navy Throttle Missouri In Texas Bowl

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Houston, TX — (Sports Network) - Ricky Dobbs rushed for three touchdowns and threw another, as Navy controlled the time of possession with its vaunted running attack en route to a 35-13 Texas Bowl drubbing of Missouri.

KMBC: NFL Preview – Kansas City (3-12) At Denver (8-7)

Friday, January 1st, 2010

By Tony Moss, NFL Editor — (Sports Network) – The good thing about starting a season 6-0 is that, when you follow it up with a dismal stretch of 2-7 football, you might still have something for which to play.
That’s the situation that both graces and confronts the Denver Broncos on Sunday, as they play host to the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs in the regular season finale for each team.

Daniel Gilyeat for Congress: Is this Government Putting Americans at Risk by Ignoring Terror Watch Violations?

Friday, January 1st, 2010

We had a real Christmas miracle with the safe landing of Flight 253 on Christmas Day in Detroit, no thanks to our Terror Watch List. Two hundred and eighty nine souls are still alive on this earth, thanks to the heroic act of one, as yet, unidentified passenger. A young man, Umar Abdulmutallab, who’s only thoughts, seemed to be to end those very lives including his own, still lives. Secretary Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security, assures us that this was an isolated incident, just one lone 23 year old man with high explosives hidden in a syringe in his underwear. We are being told, “Nothing to see here, move along”. (more…)

Kansans for Life: Rally volunteers needed on January 22

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Kansans For Life is planning our annual Rally for Life in Topeka on January 22, 2010, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. In order for the march, rally, lunch, and workshops to happen smoothly, we rely on our volunteers every year. (more…)

Leavenworth County GOP newsletter, Pioneer Pathways

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Chairman Comments

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it is time to put festivities aside and buckle down to the work ahead for the next 10 months. We must hold the line at the state level on several key policy issues. We will do this by ensuring we send strong conservatives to the Topeka statehouse. (more…)

KSN: Teens swamp DMVs in Kansas to avoid new law

Friday, January 1st, 2010

New restrictions on restricted licenses begin in 2010 pushing the age from 16 to 17 for teens applying for an unrestricted driver’s license. But any teenager who has a permit by the end of 2009 is ‘grandfathered’ in under the old rules, allowing them to get a full license when they turn 16.

Now there’s a documentary about Mission Hills’ Thomas Frank, “What’s the Matter With Kansas?”

Friday, January 1st, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle:

Much of what we see is revealing, but I was unable to quell an occasional sense that the dice were being loaded, that the subjects were being given just enough rope to hang themselves. We’re shown a family’s visit to the Creation Museum in Kentucky – a place tailor-made for progressive mockery – and we see footage of the 1991 “Summer of Mercy” when activists aggressively tried to shut down the Wichita abortion facility run by Dr. George Tiller (who was assassinated earlier this year, a fact not included here). The implication of these segments is that these conservative rural Christians are unsophisticated, fanatical, weird.

KC Star: Imagine how some apps could have helped 2009 and might make 2010 entertaining

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Maybe a lot of us in 2009 were not very happy, but mercy, weren’t we appy? As of now, more than 100,000 software applications, or apps, have been developed for mobile-device users.

Topeka Capital-Journal: Car rolls on I-70 in Topeka

Friday, January 1st, 2010

A woman who was driving the car suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene, said police spokeswoman Kristen Veverka. The driver’s name wasn’t available.

KC Star: Two charged in use of dead woman’s credit card

Friday, January 1st, 2010

On Thursday, Johnson County authorities charged Jeffrey A. Bendure, 41, and Lisa I. Smith, 39, with identity fraud and criminal use of a credit card. They are being held on $100,000 bonds. Both are scheduled to appear in court next week.