1. John LeBoutillier: The Mother of All Showdowns

2. Joy Tiz: Pity Poor Barry

3. Joseph Klein: Arab League Pressing UN for Gaza No-Fly Zone… While Terrorist Rockets Target Israeli Children

4. Kyle Olson: Chicago Kids: Get Your Hands Off My Lunchbox!

5. James Hirsen: Is ‘American Idol’ Voting Flawed?




The Mother of All Showdowns

By John LeBoutillier


Now that the preliminary fights – last week’s relatively trivial struggle over a mere $38 billion in cuts – are over, we are about to proceed to the most epic and important national debate of our lifetime. This is the imminent vote in Congress to raise the national debt ceiling. Without an affirmative vote by Congress and subsequent presidential signing, the federal government will no longer be able to borrow money by issuing debt (selling U.S. Treasury bills) and will then soon be incapable of paying its bills, including interest payments to U.S. bondholders. In effect, we will “go bust.” Or, the United States of America – the greatest nation ever created – will have squandered all we have been given and spent ourselves into Third World status. [more...]



Pity Poor Barry

By Joy Tiz


Pity poor Barry.  A few weeks ago, the Commander in Chief of the world’s greatest military was asked about the toughest part of his job.  He said it was the loss of privacy.  Not a word about sending our troops into battle.  His biggest problem in life is not being free to wander the streets anonymously. The Daily Mail finally clarifies why Obama spends so much of his time on the golf course: “I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can’t take a walk.” Golf, apparently, is the one opportunity Barry has to get away from all of that irritating running the country business. Poor guy.  Aw, gee, Barry, you can do all of those things and so much more.  You deserve to be left alone.  Just resign and it can all be yours. [more...]



Arab League Pressing UN for Gaza No-Fly Zone… While Terrorist Rockets Target Israeli Children

By Joseph Klein


Hamas is now deliberately targeting Israeli school children with rocket attacks against clearly marked school buses. They know no shame, yet they continue to play the victim, pleading with the international community for protection from Israel’s reprisals. Terrorists in Gaza fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus on Thursday, injuring two people, one of them very seriously.  As many as 50 children had been on the bus as it made its way from a regional middle school to drop the kids at their homes. The missile ripped through the entire bus, destroying the interior. Fortunately, most students had disembarked minutes before the attack or there would have been a much more devastating tragedy. [more...]



Chicago Kids: Get Your Hands Off My Lunchbox!

By Kyle Olson


No wonder Chicago public schools have a dropout rate near 50%: now the government school system is telling kids what to eat. Fearing that mother’s lunches will be inferior to bureaucrats’, Chicago schools are now banning lunches brought from home. And kids ain’t happy about it. The Chicago Tribune reports: Fernando Dominguez cut the figure of a young revolutionary leader during a recent lunch period at his elementary school. “Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English. Dozens of hands flew in the air and fellow students shouted along: “We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!” [more...]



Is ‘American Idol’ Voting Flawed?

By James Hirsen


Are voting problems plaguing “American Idol”? The voting process of TV’s most successful show is coming under scrutiny after the elimination of Pia Toscano, which got the social networks a-buzz with posts from shocked fans, many of whom claimed that sexism had played a part. Pia, a crowd pleaser and music critic fave, provided the viewing audience with some of the most consistently professional performances this season. Not only was Pia expected to be one of the finalists, she was thought by many to be the one who would win it all. When “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest revealed that Pia was the individual who received the lowest number of votes, the audience groaned and yelled, “No!” Jennifer Lopez burst into tears, while the two other judges, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, expressed bewilderment. Tyler even uncharacteristically scolded the voters, saying that their “lack of passion was unforgivable.” [more...]

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