Friday, January 27, 2006

News Bytes

News Bytes is a short, brief look at the events over the past week or so since I have been so busy.

Hamas Wins Election
Hamas was voted overwhelmingly by the Palestinian people as the leaders of their government. Since Isreal and the US recognise Hamas as a terrorist organization, it will be interesting to see how the two respective governments deal with this new government. It will be difficult at best, but all bets will be off if the Hamas-led government continues its policy of terrorism against Isreal.

Iran Nuclear Program
Iran has stated that they will continue on developing a nuclear program. With Iran's radical leadership spewing out hatred and threats toward Israel, I'm predicting that Israel will do the same thing as they did to Iraq's nuclear program in 1983. For those of you who do not remember, they raided Iraq's nuclear facility & blew it up.

Oprah Duped!
The queen of daytime has been hoodwinked by an author telling a falsified tale of self-redemption. While honesty is supposedly the best policy, the author has made millions on the book, Oprah has shown that she is human too (endearing her further with her fans), and there is some proof that the book has inspired some people to clean up themselves. Isn't there something wrong with this picture?

Judge Overruled
The judge who ruled that a man who sexually abused a girl for 4 years has had his 60-day sentence overruled. The sentence was extended up to 10 years. The movement to remove Judge Cashman is continuing, to which I say, the sooner, the better. We can only hope that the victim of this crime receives all the help she needs to live a happy life.

Senator John Kerry is promising to filibuster Judge Alito's confirmation vote on Monday, even though there are enough votes to overrule Kerry's promised tirade Politics as usual, the Dems continue to implode, and does nothing constructive for the country.


Pamela Reece said...

Tom, on the Oprah issue: Oprah is one of the most liberal lefists out there. In my honest opinion, I don't see what the big hullabaloo is about this damn book. So the guy 'fictionalized' some parts. If the book helped folks, fictional or not, then I say kudos to Frye. What is she so upset about? She needed to save her own face and crucified Frye and the publisher to achieve it. *blech!*

Tom said...

You are right, Pamela, she needed to save face. The problem is that she (or her staff) didn't research the book or the author for truthfulness. Her show is about promotion of herself and her views, so anything that tarnishes that needs to get burned.

Joe Hagarty said...

Just painting in the area, so stopped by to see what you were up to. (Splitting infinitives wow.)


The Conservative UAW Guy said...

John F'ing Kerry (D).

The D stands for desparation, I think...

Joe Hagarty said...

W/r to the Oprah issue...Fictionalizing any part of a non-fiction book is to throw mud at your readers. In the world of books and documentaries (just the facts sir/madam/miss) either tell the truth or list the book as fiction.

On that same note - how many readers believe, (inspite of the author's pleading to the contrary) that the DiVinci Code IS FICTION? So I guess it's not all black and white; it's also in the mind of the reader.

Concerned Patriot said...

Check it out Tom... Oprah is an idiot! John Kerry Sucks! And Hamas just totally screwed Palestine. LOL! More to follow on all this. I have about another week before I get back to having some time to post though.