Why Are These Women The Real Women of 5 Alive . . .

This Friday at 7:30 PM EDT on Blog Talk Radio we will be airing the debut episode of The Real Women of 5 Alive. As the show’s overview indicates, The Real Women of 5 Alive is being heralded as The View . . . With An Attitude.  Featuring Rhonda Ricardo, Maggie Reese, Jennifer Cameron, Heidi … Continue reading

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Piers Morgan and Ted Nugent: Two Sides of the Same Coin

One of the most troubling aspects of the gun debate in America is the amount of misinformation and half-truths being offered by people on both sides of this contentious issue. Two of the greatest offenders in this regard are CNN’s Piers Morgan and Ted Nugent. With Morgan he bandies about study results pointing to declining … Continue reading

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The Colorado Shooting: Is A Disturbing Pattern Within Our Education System Emerging?

But school and state policies meant to protect student privacy meant that no one fit the pieces together to reveal the terrible pattern.  He just slipped through the cracks.  After threatening suicide, he had even been hospitalized briefly and declared by a judge to be a danger to himself – but a loophole in the … Continue reading

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February Huffington Post Robocall article by Jim Harris demonstrates the kind of slanted hyperbolic journalism one would only expect to see in the U.S.

I once heard a line in a episode of Family Guy that went if “I haven’t seen it then it is new to me.” It’s a great line that has always brought a smile to my face . . . perhaps I am too easily amused?! However, the February 27th, 2012 Huffington Post article “Harper … Continue reading

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40 Years Later, Was Nixon As Bad As Woodward and Bernstein Contend?

Today’s Washington Post headline “Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought” at once grabs your attention, while catapulting you to another time and place.  If you were around during the Watergate era as I will call it and followed the proceedings that eventually led to Richard Nixon resigning … Continue reading

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There is definitely a “parent problem” in America!

“Dad straps 4 kids to car hood and drives away, police say” reads one headline. “Drunken grandparents use SUV to tow girl in toy car, deputies say” proclaims another. With a recent segment of the Dr. Phil Show in which he interviewed a 12 year old girl who was invited to a sleep over party … Continue reading

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How Facebook May Be Violating Your First Amendment Rights (Part 2)

Note: The following article was originally posted to the 49th Parallel Forum Blog under the title “Are there entities even more powerful than the government that should be held accountable for violating First Amendment Rights? (Part 2).” The First Amendment applies to the government — to protect individuals from government censorship. While the text of … Continue reading

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How Facebook May Be Violating Your First Amendment Rights (Part 1)

Picture this scenario . . . Within your main Facebook comment stream a current and contentious event is brought to light by many people. It appears that the vast majority are advocating or supporting a particular position. Based on your extensive research you find that all may not be as it appears in terms of … Continue reading

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After spending considerable time following the Limbaugh – Fluke controversy in the chat rooms and comment streams of the social media world one thing is clear . . . America needs to grow up, stop being petty and for goodness sake get an idea!

At the end of the day while improper and inflammatory . . . the Limbaugh – Fluke controversy pales in comparison to the problems the US faces in terms of an economy and education system that are slipping into a third world status, and a health care system marred by pharmaceutical company corruption and a … Continue reading

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Limbaugh, Stewart, Maher and the like have come to symbolize lazy journalism . . . so why do we listen?

What’s amazing about the Limbaugh comments – in fact the discussion in general, regarding Ms. Fluke is that the state of the health care system overall has major problems that few seem to be addressing. For example, the prescription of anti-psychotic drugs accounted for the single largest expenditure put through Medicaid in 2006 (the last … Continue reading

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