Archive for January 28th, 2010

Op-Ed by Christopher Berger: A Constitutional Amendment

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

A Constitutional Amendment

Last week’s special election in which Massachusetts was a serious wake-up call to Washington, but I think they got the wrong message. What they should have heard was, “We the people don’t like the direction you’re taking us in. You haven’t convinced us that yours is the best way to run this country, and you’re not listening to us. We voted Democrat because we liked what your mouthpiece Obama was offering, only to now find it was a bait and switch. Stop now.” (more…)

3rd District Congressional Candidate Patricia Lightner — My Reaction to the State of the Union

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The State of the Union, no matter who is President, is always an impressive spectacle to watch. It provides our nation – specifically, our leaders – a chance to refocus on solutions for our nation. (more…)

Lenexa, Kansas Police Department E-Watch

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

This Summary is of selected criminal trends and is not reflective of all police activity

For the week ending 011110 Lenexa officers investigated 228 incidents, conducted 57 street checks and field interviews, wrote 116 citations, and made 59 arrests, including 5 arrests for DUI and 4 arrests for narcotics violations. (more…)

Indiana Governor To Be Guest at Kansas Days — Kansas GOP

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

January 25, 2010
Immediate Release
Contact: CiCi Rojas
785/234-3456

INDIANA GOVERNOR TO BE GUEST AT REPUBLICAN KANSAS DAYS
GOP to Release Pro-Growth Platform during State Committee Meeting

Topeka – Kansas Republican Party Chair Amanda Adkins today announced the party will host Governor Mitch Daniels, Jr. (R-Indiana) at its inaugural Red Ball and Boots Reception.
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KRIS KOBACH PRESS RELEASE — KOBACH FILES SUITE IN NEBRASKA TO RESTORE RULE OF LAW TO IMMIGRATION

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

KOBACH FILES SUITE IN NEBRASKA TO RESTORE RULE OF LAW TO IMMIGRATION

On the morning of Monday, January 25, 2010, Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit on behalf of Nebraska taxpayers to stop Nebraska universities and community colleges from illegally providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens. The case, Mannschreck v. Board of Regents, was filed in the District Court of Jefferson County, Nebraska. (more…)

Leavenworth County GOP — February 2010 Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

For the February meeting, we will have a host of speakers. All speakers are from Leavenworth County and will address county issues. J.C. Tellefson and John Flower (both County Commissioners) will discussion issues that have/and will affect the county at large. Sheriff Dave Zelner will discuss crime issues in the county and planned methods to continue reducing the rural crime rates. County Attorney Todd Thompson will address judicial concerns. Jana Goodman, candidate for the 41st District and Sandra Bohne, candidate for the 40th District will discuss their political campaign issues. Connie O’Brien, 42nd District Representative will also be present. (more…)

ESPN — A tale of two baseball cheaters. Why is it the best of times for Mark McGwire but the worst of times for Pete Rose?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

How is it that McGwire receives a standing O from St. Louis Cardinals fans, but Rose still has his 68-year-old face pressed against MLB’s window? McGwire not only goes directly from his self-imposed isolation tank to a big league coaching job, but he has Cards manager Tony La Russa running interference against anyone who thinks this is a bogus idea.

Meanwhile, Rose, who has forgotten more about hitting than McGwire will ever know, remains an outcast. Huh?

RealClearSports — Top 10 Accomplishments by Athletes 40 and Over

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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WSJ — How Did the Ivy League Get So Good? Saturday’s Harvard-Cornell Game Has Drama to Spare; 2 Top Teams Battle for 1 NCAA Bid

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Open your mind to this possibility: The game of the year in college basketball just might be in the Ivy League.

There will be games involving better teams, of course-matchups that feature Final Four contenders, future NBA lottery picks, massive TV audiences and large crowds. But none of those games will be as vital as one game taking place Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y. between Harvard and Cornell.

CNET — Firefox Mobile inches towards 1.0, sheds Flash support

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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Reuters — ‘Stealth’ wind turbine blade may end radar problem

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The development of a “stealth” turbine blade, based on military technology, may help overcome the problem of wind farms interfering with aviation radar systems, its developers said.

Rasmussen — 23% Say They Spend Too Much Time Online

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Seventy-one percent (71%) disagree and believe the amount of time they spend this way is appropriate.

Seventy-five percent (75%), however, believe young children spend too much time on computers and other electronic equipment.

In a survey last August, 51% of adults said they use the Internet every day or nearly every day. Another 14% said they are online several times a week. Six percent (6%) said they are on the Internet once a week or less, while 28% rarely or never go online.

CNET — Bill Gates funds climate, energy research

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Bill Gates has been providing millions of dollars to fund academic research in energy and climate, some of which touches on geoengineering, or manipulating Earth’s natural systems to counteract global warming.

Citing atmospheric scientist Ken Caldeira, Science Magazine’s online blog on Tuesday reported that Gates has put at least $4.5 million of his own money over the last three years into university research.

Brian Faughnan — Arguments I Never Expected: Hayworth Is No More Conservative than McCain

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

My friend Matt Lewis pens a piece today about the coming primary between John McCain and former Representative JD Hayworth. I suppose it’s a preview of how McCain plans to try to split Hayworth from his conservative base. But if this is the best that McCain can do, then he’s headed for trouble.

CNET — Why Larry Ellison has to buy the NBA’s Warriors

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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RedState on Tim Tebow and abortion TV ad

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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59% Say Cut Taxes to Create Jobs, 14% Expect Congress to Listen — Rasmussen

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Only 15% of voters hold the opposite view and believe that increasing government spending is the better approach.

However, while voters overwhelmingly think cutting taxes is the better approach, they also overwhelmingly expect Congress and President Obama to take the opposite approach. Seventy-two percent (72%) say the nation’s elected politicians are more likely to increase government spending than cut taxes. Only 14% think they’ll cut taxes instead.

The nation’s unemployment rate stands at around 10 percent, and in early December, 67% of adults said they expected the unemployment rate to be the same or higher in a year’s time. LINK

Rasmussen — 33% Favor Second Term for Bernanke, 47% Say Geithner Should Go

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

A modest plurality of investors (42%) favor the confirmation of Bernanke.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of Americans say Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner should be replaced with someone new. Only 17% feel otherwise, and 36% are not sure. But 59% of investors believe Geithner should be replaced.

Abortion death in New York — Queens clinic A1 Medicine probed after Alexandra Nunez is fatally injured while undergoing abortion

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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Davos 2010: Sarkozy calls for revamp of capitalism

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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