From the Rightby Ed Farnan
- Dispelling liberal myths, the Tea Party is not racist and the right is not the realm of homophobes and misogynists
- Sean Hannity shows generosity, pays Obamacare worker fired for talking to him
- A country that does not control its borders….Is no longer a country
- Republicans can say 'we told you so' as Obamacare is inflicted on America
- The House Republicans are the adults in the room when it comes to debt talks
New Mexico citizens voted in a new Governor who is no nonsense when it comes to protecting the citizens. This new Governor is attempting to undo some of the laws enacted during Governor Richardson's watch. Some of these laws threaten national security.
Governor Susan Martinez was district attorney for 14 years prior to being elected Governor in 2010. During her stint, Martinez had a record of battling public corruption. She was responsible for convicting the Doña Ana County Clerk of five felony charges of violating election code and a municipal court judge was convicted of voter fraud.
With her law enforcement background, it was easy for her to identify weaknesses in the states very liberal laws concerning illegal immigration.
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Waves of Irish immigrants washed to all shores of the world when our homeland was in turmoil. But the shores we are most known for are in North America, England and Australia. Over the years as we assimilated in our new homes, we have courageously fought for rights and risked our lives in the armies of our adopted countries. Disproportionately for our numbers, Irish names fill the pages of history books when it comes mention of heroism.
But less known, is the influence Irish have had in Latin America over the past 200 + years. The Irish fought alongside our brothers and sisters in our new homeland. Irish shed blood with them in many wars to help free them of the tyranny of colonialism.
The commander of the Argentine Navy and armed forces was Admiral William Brown, who emigrated from County Wexford over 200 years ago. He played a pivotal role in Argentinas fight from the rule of Spain, which eventually lead to the freedom of colonial rule. Chile, Modern Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia all were helped by his efforts. He is considered a national hero to the people of Argentina
Leaks out of Hillary Clinton's State Department suggest they will reject the rerouting of the Keystone Pipeline, which means the pipeline project itself is rejected. This important conduit of new energy would have brought Canada’s tar sands oil directly down to US refineries efficiently and safely by pipeline, rather than rail, barge or truck. Ironically the pipeline would be a much more environmentally safe way to transport oil, if it is brought down to the US.
The proposed route would have bypassed the Ogallala aquifer, this removed one of the main environmental objections in the first place. Foes had said the chances of leakage by the pipeline could have tainted water supplies for millions. Proponents of the pipeline said they have many safeguards in place to prevent such an occurrence and there are hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines in place that will attest to that safety record.
Responsibility for the rejection of the pipeline falls firmly on the State Departments shoulders. If any of the cabinet departments should know how vulnerable we are to terrorism and blackmail by outside providers of oil, the state Department should know. Witness how Iran is using its quest for nuclear weapons, by threatening the Strait of Hormuz, the most important oil shipping lane in the world.
George Lucas is a creative genius who has given us some of the most exciting and successful films in screen history. Everyone knows him for the block buster Star Wars as well as his Indiana Jones series, among many other notable hits at the box office.
Not only has his talent been used to write, direct and create films, he has also pioneered high tech wizardry in the film
Iowa before the GOP Presidential candidates rode off to New Hampshire to continue their battle.
Fresh off his "win" in Iowa, Mitt Romney returned to the state where he has considerable infrastructure and built in support. Even their open primary style of voting tilts in his favor, allowing independent moderates to cross lines and vote. So it is a foregone conclusion Romney will take the New Hampshire primary.
But the real drama being played out in New Hampshire, is the battle for who will steal the hearts and minds of the unRomney electorate.
The Catholic Church has provided comfort to billions of people over the ages by offering continuity and tradition in an always turbulent world. The church and its ceremonies have survived the dark ages, plagues, wars, and despotic governments. Through every sort of calamity imaginable, the church has remained solid, like the rock it was built upon.
But times have changed and to deal with it can be difficult. Sometimes tradition and obstinacy are blurred and if you don't recognize that, the world will pass you by. Recently, the church has been rocked by sex abuse scandals, waning influence and a worldwide shortage of Priests.
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Michelle Obama felt Irish American political leaders had far too much power
Irish woman trapped in a 12-year-old girl’s body, pleads for medical help
The Church is ignoring the great social changes that have swept advanced cultures around the world, one of the major changes is that women have achieved parity with men in almost every arena....They are equal human beings. No longer are women expected to stay home and bear children. They are free to do that, but they are also free to pursue anything else and rightfully so.
There is nothing as strong or as ferocious as a Mother protecting her home and her children. Sarah McKinley proved this point New Years Eve in Blanchard Oklahoma, as she turned the tables on a knife wielding home invasion robber, shooting him dead in her living room.
The incident began at 2:00 PM, when two men started forcing their way through the newly widowed Mothers front door. McKinley grabbed her 3 month old and the phone to dial 911, she also barricaded the front door with furniture, desperately trying to keep the intruders out.
- European Parliament calls for international inquiry into Michael Dwyer killing in Bolivia...
- The hypocritical Irish American right-wing anti-immigration reform “Lynch” mob...
- GPA urges those in need to seek help following untimely death of GAA star Niall Donohue...
- Government politician banned from serving communion in abortion row...