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PJTV: Bill Haslam on running for governor

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

a href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6XsGr86A1rs/SYDwLfUc3yI/AAAAAAAAAGM/PGXRmV-TyVo/s1600-h/Picture+75.png”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 212px;” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6XsGr86A1rs/SYDwLfUc3yI/AAAAAAAAAGM/PGXRmV-TyVo/s400/Picture+75.png” border=”0″ alt=”"id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5296497241964207906″ //abr /Glenn and I a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=videovideo-id=1273video-title=Glenn_%26_Helen_-_Tennessee_Gubernatorial_Candidateseries-name=PJTV_Daily_”interview Mayor Bill Haslam /a about his run for governor of Tennessee on PJTV. He also talks about the stimulus, healthcare, and how Republicans can rebuild on the local level, plus a question from a href=”http://www.saysuncle.com/”blogger SayUncle /aon second amendment rights. br /br /a href=”http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=videovideo-id=1273video-title=Glenn_%26_Helen_-_Tennessee_Gubernatorial_Candidateseries-name=PJTV_Daily_”See the show here./a

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Dancing Among Landmines: The Obama Al-Arabiya Interview

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

I am glad Obama confounds the radical and hostile Islamic world — but he's playing a dangerous game.

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Mileage Standards: Not the Way to Energy Independence

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Fuel economy mandates to save gas? That's like fighting obesity by requiring clothing manufacturers to make only slender sizes.

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Meet Mrs. Ahmedinejad and Co.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by Meir Javedanfar

The rise of vociferous female conservatives in Iran.

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Has Obama Derangement Syndrome Arrived?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by Robert Stacy McCain

Some would like to believe the new president has already driven conservatives off the deep end.

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UN ‘Expert’ Calls for Torture Trials Against Bush and Rumsfeld

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by John Rosenthal

The appeal to prosecute members of the former administration is built on a foundation of falsehoods.

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Ohio Terror Charity Threatens Legal Action After PJM Exposé

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by Patrick Poole

Group admits funding Hamas terror labs, but is angry that PJ Media reported it.

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Bill Ayers Hits the Road Post-Election, Whitewashing His Past

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by Bob Owens

Why isn't he a terrorist? Because, he argues, everyone is a terrorist.

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Benicio del Toro: Che Guevara’s Useful Idiot

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by Ron Radosh

The star of the new film Che could use a lesson or two on the real Che.

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Password Security Myths and Realities

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by Charlie Martin

Following suggestions in the dreaded "Password Memo" actually increases the likelihood of getting hacked.

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Obama and the Mullahs

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by Michael Ledeen

Iranian dissidents — especially women — are waiting for Obama and Hillary to speak out and support them. Will they?

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When Rabbis Spread Anti-Israel Libel

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by Abraham H. Miller

American Jewish progressives launch a new front in the propaganda war. (Also read Ron Radosh on The NY Times' Schizophrenic Reporting and Phyllis Chesler: Truth on Trial)

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Bernie Madoff’s Gullible Investors and Guileless Regulators

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by Nancy Miller

Lessons learned from Madoff's "riskless" investment strategies.

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The ‘Glass Ceiling’ Argument and the NY Senate Seat

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by Eric Florack

The appointment of Kirsten Gillibrand — and reaction to it — exposes Democratic Party hypocrisy.

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Fury in Holland Over Wilders Prosecution

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by Michael van der Galien

Why would a nation with a long free-speech tradition make "insult" a crime?

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How Bush Impressed a West Point Cadet

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - by J. Marc Abbott

There's much I feel that he could have done better during his time in office; however, in person he was powerful, honest, and compelling.

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Business Climate Awful, Obama Makes It Worse

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Roger Kimball

The new president clears the way for more onerous — and expensive — environmental regulations.

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White Guilt, Media Bias Soiled the Inaugural

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Bernard Chapin

Once again, Obama was celebrated for the color of his skin as opposed to the character he may or may not possess.

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Caroline Kennedy’s Self-Sabotage

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Ron Rosenbaum

Why she turned every advantage she had into a disadvantage.

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It Isn’t Easy Being a Saint

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Victor Davis Hanson

The old Obama begins to re-emerge.

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Obama’s Graciousness Deficit

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Jennifer Rubin

Jabbing at Bush? Bashing Rush Limbaugh? So much for elevating the tone in Washington.

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Much Ado About Michelle Obama’s Dress

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Katherine Berry

Umbrage is taken over Mrs. Obama's presumed snub of black designers.

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Has Hollywood Been Unfair to Muslims?

Monday, January 26th, 2009 - by Christian Toto

A new movie takes aim at an alleged epidemic of on-screen Arab bad guys and woes of Arab-American actors.

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Does a bad economy save lives?

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

emAllure/em magazine has a segment a href=”http://www.allure.com/”in the most recent issue /a called “(Dollar) Signs of the Times” which looked at what’s soaring and what’s plunging in the current fiscal roller coaster. They stated that hemlines, exotic handbags, lipstick, and sex columns are the barometer used to predict the health of the world’s economy. Sounds scientific.br /br /Apparently cosmetic procedures, egg donation, chocolate, slow songs, self-tanner and “mature features” are on the rise. Why the last one, you might ask? According to the magazine, “during recessions, Playboy Playmates have larger waists and waist-to-hip ratios, while actresses tend to have small eyes, large chins, and thin faces, hallmarks of older women.”br /br /What’s on the decline? Lipstick, long hair, sex columns, alcohol, lobster prices, and mortality rates. Allure mentions that sex columns are slowing down as they “seem frivolous” and they mention that the emVillage Voice /emand emPlayboy/em channel have recently eliminated staff sex experts. I guess any future gigs as a sexpert are out for me. Darn… br /br /Anyway, the mortality rate decline was interesting. It seems that a “one-percentage-point rise in unemployment leads to about 14,000 fewer deaths per year. With more time and less money, people eat healthier, smoke less, and exercise more.” br /br /Also in recessions, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FExercise-Fitness-Sports-Outdoors%2Fb%3Fie%3DUTF8%26node%3D3407731%26pf%5Frd%5Fp%3D328655101%26pf%5Frd%5Fs%3Dleft-nav-1%26pf%5Frd%5Ft%3D101%26pf%5Frd%5Fi%3D507846%26pf%5Frd%5Fm%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf%5Frd%5Fr%3D10T2B6N7CN5472ZZVY4Rtag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=ur2camp=1789creative=9325″prices on exercise equipment get slashed!/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=ur2o=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / I think I’ll go buy a treadmill.

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Kudos to Suze Orman

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Okay, I cracked. I said I a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/10/why-i-will-no-longer-watch-suze-orman.html”would no longer be watching Suze Orman /adue to her tendency towards sexism towards men and belittling. But I did watch it a few times and I have to give credit where credit is due. I saw a recent show where she said that word had gotten around that she was not fair to men. She stated that this was not true–that she would give the same advice to men about relationships that she gave to women. br /br /”Yeah, right,” I thought because that was not what I had heard so far in her advice. For example, one week, she told a woman to quickly divorce her husband because he told her he would call the police if she went through his mail again. Ms. Orman does not know what led up to that encounter, for all we know, the woman was snooping through the guy’s stuff and was a control freak. I doubt she would tell a man to divorce a woman that quickly. I have never heard it. If you have, let me know. br /br /But in this week’s show, I was surprised to see that she gave a fair shake to men on a couple of occasions. The first was when a husband called in to ask what he should do about a wife who ran up bills but would not work. “Do you like your wife?” Suze asked. The guy said “yes” but that she was just irresponsible about the finances. Ms. Orman then proceeded to tell him to stop the heavy burden of paying for everything and let his wife pick up the slack. “But my credit will be ruined” the caller moaned. “Then how much could you like your wife who would do that to you?” Ms. Orman asked and with that she ended the call. Great question and psychologically astute. br /br /Another female caller asked how she could get her husband-to-be to put her name on his condo that he had paid for and was paying a mortgage on. The woman had a property that she sold and kept the money on to move in with this guy. “He is being stingy,” the woman said. Ms. Orman set her straight. “No,” she said, “he paid on this condo, built equity and now you want your name on it. He is not stingy, you are less than generous.” Amen. br /br /Kudos to Ms. Orman for at least trying to make an attempt to be fair. It is more than many media personalities will do.

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