Sarah Palin has been getting a lot of flack recently. Flack for her TV show. Flack for her daughter being on dancing with the stars. Flack for going against the Republican establishment. Now flack comes with the job of being a public figure involved in politics. And often the pundits and political leaders disking out … Continue reading The Party of Travel Planners…Or Tour Guides?
The challenge before the newly minted Republicans is as difficult as it is simple. Come January 20th, Republicans will take the majority in the House and will send a minority to the Senate. Under the current parliamentary rules, this minority will be capable of stopping any bill proposed. This will make the word, “No” roll … Continue reading Saying No with Yes
Just this past Saturday, the Republican Party of Virginia held its State Convention to nominate its candidates for the 2009 Virginia Gubernatorial race. During the convention, the party delegates heard from all of its candidates, shinning among them their candidate for Governor, Bob McDonnell. There was even an appearance made by Sean Hannity. Later in … Continue reading Adnan Barqawi, Ronald Reagan, and America
Stephen Samuel Wise in 1914 was asked to give a speech commemorating Lincoln’s birthday. The speech turned out to be one of lasting importance due to Wise’s incredible oratory abilities. Reading over his speech, I was struck not only by Wise's rhetorical abilities, but by his observations of human tendency. He stated, “Instead of following … Continue reading The Lincoln Standard – Looking Upon His Like Again
With the extinguishing of the torch, the Beijing Olympic Games have come to a close. For the past two weeks, Americans have had the opportunity to cheer on our athletes as they have striven to achieve excellences in all fields of athletic endeavors. I for one have found myself many nights yelling and cheering with … Continue reading Go USA
Getting home from the wedding late last night, I proceeded to join millions of American in watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic games. I was disappointed to realize that I had missed the United States athletes entering the stadium. Curious to find out how they looked and even curious as to who became the … Continue reading America’s Strength of Diversity
Today is the 4th of July. For some, it is just other day. For others, it is a holiday from work. For more, it is a day of picnics, hotdogs, and fireworks. Though the 4th may be all this, it really is so much more. It is a day to remember and to reflect among … Continue reading What those Fireworks stand for…