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September 6, 2011


VICTORY OVER TERROR From the ashes, the emergency responders – the trustworthy and dedicated firemen of New York City – raise Old Glory.  “…[A]nd our flag was still there,” remember that.  Believe in the American spirit.  It is fearless, tireless, but above all, a living thing.  It remembers but it moves forward.  Celebrate that spirit […]

Barack and the Battle for the Budget. A Cautionary Tale for Republicans

April 9, 2011


Once again, the worm has turned and Barack Obama has emerged from a key debate with some portion of the successful outcome.  Like a deus ex machina, he reentered the fray at the eleventh hour and pushed the process over the line – he had done this successfully in December causing a flurry of legislation […]

America c2c Website – Who is Really Behind It and Why Can’t We Contact Him/Her?

April 5, 2011


A friend told me about, a Conservative website. One has to register or join to view the site.  I reluctantly registered because whichever vehicle you choose – Yahoo, Google, Facebook, in addition to their own registration form, you must agree that those sites can turn all information they have on you over to America […]

CNN – Is It a “Reliable Source”? The NPR Scandal Puts Them On Edge

March 13, 2011


Sunday mornings brings CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Howard Kurtz. According to the CNN page devoted to the show, the philosophy behind it is put forth: Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN’s “Reliable Sources” is one of television’s only regular programs to examine how journalists […]

Trust Betrayed: Growing Criminal Element in Our Pharmaceutical Companies

March 12, 2011


Over and over again, we hear of unsafe drugs – known killers – that pharmaceutical companies left on the market until forced to take them off.  Many are the stories of companies having received warnings from the FDA about unsafe manufacturing practices at plants that have gone unaddressed. There is a sense that it doesn’t […]

The Selling and Sellout of Prince Andrew – Where Need Meets Greed In Politics and Trade

March 9, 2011


Fergie is not the only one to have tried to sell access to Andrew.  She was unsuccessful when the British Government and its handmaiden, private industries including those  involved in arms sales have been.  In a very real sense, there may be those who will benefit from throwing a wrench into his ability to perform […]

“US In Decline” Says Time Magazine; The Eagle Tells Me Otherwise

March 3, 2011


China is carefully positioning its currency to topple the dollar, Time Magazine has a lead story on the US decline and so it must be true – we’re  in decline.  Are we now in a position to be able to say to the world “you won’t have the US to kick around anymore”? Funny thing.  […]

SOTUS MUST Demonstrate Obama Leads Cooperative Rescue of Economy

January 25, 2011


The State of the Union Speech spectacular is now being called “Date Night.”  The proposal that was made for Republicans and Democrats to sit together in a way that would encourage a more civilized tone in their discourse has been taken to heart.  One congresswoman even laughed and said she would love a wrist corsage. […]

Will Piers Morgan Be Out in 6 Months? Howard Stern Wonders.

January 24, 2011


The new Piers Morgan Tonight show on CNN in Larry King’s old slot was at it’s best last week with big, bad, Howard Stern in the guest chair.  It was two lofty egos on roll.  You haven’t lived until you  have heard Howard say slowly and with a pseudo Brit accent:  “Piers Morgan” and repeat […]

If You are Intolerant, This is Not the Blog for You

January 13, 2011


SamHenry has observed events since the shootings in Arizona.  In the past tragedies of this scope have brought us together.  Now they only serve as platforms for further political insults and worse. As we grow more intolerant, SamHenry has tried to keep a footing and watch the compass.  It is difficult.  Disapproval of the views […]

Palin and the President – Tucson Tragedy Sees Them Continue Past Political Patterns

January 12, 2011

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Both Bill Maher and Hillary Clinton have seen the extreme right in the actions of Jared Loughner in the Tucson killings.  No one is waiting for his diagnosis. Many looking for the very roots of Loughner’s actions have looked to Sarah Palin and her use of hunting imagery that grows from her Alaskan lifestyle that […]

SamHenry on Holidays Alone

November 24, 2010


SamHenry has,  for a variety of reasons, been alone on several holidays.  It can actually be quite beautiful for its peace and  reflection that builds inner strength and peace; for happy memories of holidays past, peopled with those you love; and for the realization that the state of being alone is the basic human condition. […]

Bristol Should Leave the Limelight and Find Herself

November 22, 2010


Bristol Palin has come a long way on Dancing with the Stars.  She has become more graceful, more able to look at herself critically and consider changes and has been better able to hang loose.  But a dancer she is not.  She is also not ready for prime time.  She’s just too young. Whenever she […]

TSA Pat Downs – Just What Al Qaeda Ordered

November 21, 2010


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has sought to make it so expensive to try to prevent an attack that it will take down the air line industry, the shipping industry and thousands of jobs.  They aren’t out to kill a lot of people or spend a lot of money – just send a package […]

Bristol Palin as Legitimate DWTS Finalist Backed by Brandy’s Partner

November 18, 2010


Before the competition began this week on Dancing with the Stars and he and Brandy Norwood  were eliminated, Maksim Chmerkovskiy spouted “party” line about the fairness of the outcome in including votes from viewers.  France24]  Considering he had tangled with one of the judges, this was not in character for Maksim.  For the show’s policy […]