Posted: 05 Dec 2008 01:03 PM CST
A broken O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel armed robbery by a judge who rejected his apology and said, "It was much more than stupidity."
Simpson could become eligible for parole in about nine years. Grimacing, his head cast down, Simpson was escorted from the courtroom in shackles.
Do the crime, pay the time.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 10:34 AM CST
While today the Supreme Court considers whether to take up one of the cases filed to determine Barack Obama's eligibility for presidency, I see many refuse to discuss the topic, others are convinced he is not eligible and some simply want to see his vault copy of his birth certificate.
Then there are people like me, who really never thought he wasn't eligible but thinks that something smells fishy when Obama simply refuses to provide the documents that would make this whole issue go away.
This issue has been followed closely by Maggie Thornton, from Maggie's Notebook and one of Wake up America's contributors as well as a couple of writers here and elsewhere. Not only has she followed the issue but she has brought any and all news related to the issue here to WUA and it is appreciated greatly because whether or not he is or is not eligible, the suits, the court's decisions and the amount of lawsuits around the country over this issue IS NEWS.
Fact: People are suing for the documents.
Fact: The court's are having to decide on the merits of each case filed.
Fact: Some people, Americans, have questions they want answered.
Fact: Major newspapers are reporting on the court's decisions.
Fact: Barack Obama has not offered the simple documents that would put this issue to rest once and for all.
Do any of the facts above mean Obama is not eligible to be the president? NO
What the facts above do show is that this issue, whether you agree, have questions, do not agree or think it is silly, is news and is something that could have and should have been dealt with way before now by Barack Obama by simply producing the vault copy of his birth certificate.
Previous pieces on the birth certificate issue.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 10:27 AM CST
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 09:34 AM CST
Good News Friday (B*N*S*N!) is a weekly series that was started last year by a few bloggers who felt that the GOOD news out of the various theatres of war were not being covered by the msm. My contribution was renamed *B*N*S*N by one of my regular readers on Tanker Bros which is where this blogging 'stuff' all began for me..;)
Since then, more than a few of us choose stories that don't fall under the msm credo of "if it bleeds, it leads."
I ALWAYS have trouble restricting myself to one story, and usually have to restrict myself to 4.
This week's stories are about schools opening, clean running water etc etc. ALL great news about what our troops are doing. You won't find these in the msm, but you can find them at Assoluta Tranquillita (and most other places I post) here.
Posted: 04 Dec 2008 03:17 PM CST
Recently, this site posted tips from TAPS designed to help grieving loved ones deal with new realities which are especially challenging over major holidays. As Christmas approaches, TAPS has now issued another press release, with tips on how to help the fallen hero's children cope. Christmas is typically a fun-filled, joyous time that children anticipate with great glee. This time of year, however, can be really hard on the precious little ones, without their own special hero. TAPS does amazing work year-round for the families of our fallen. If you are unfamiliar with their work, please visit their site at: www.taps.org. Meantime, please take the time to read TAPS latest press release - for the children:
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