Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christ’s birth rebukes godless politics

(’76 Contributor) There is only one way out of the mess we are in: to face the truth of how we got into it and apply the proper medicine. How did the United States, the leader of the free world, get on to the road to a totalitarian system financed by American tax payers?

Most Americans do not have a clue what a totalitarian system is. Let me tell you from experience: it is a godless society where there is no justice. The totalitarian leaders are always right while the opposition is always wrong. Rules are based on lies forced upon people by godless and corrupt functionaries. Totalitarian systems grow out of immorality. Continue reading

Enough of the Christmas wars

(’76 Editor) Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah. It should make these holidays welcome even among people who don’t share the biblical beliefs they represent. And it should humble the believers themselves. Civil harmony would benefit. “Merry Christmas” and “Peace on Earth” are still annually proclaimed in lights on the City and County Building, after Denver’s mayor decided against substituting something generic a few years ago. Following a similar bout of hesitation, small-town EnGolden still has its menorah display. We all ought to cheer if we love life. Continue reading

Foreign–aid scam in climate clothing

(Centennial Fellow) Why have diplomats from the underdeveloped nations of the world been clamoring in Copenhagen for something to be done about global warming? Why did the burned-out Marxists of the world protest in the streets of Copenhagen for an even greater redistribution of wealth worldwide?

Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe, in his speech at the conference, blamed that nation’s poverty not on his own Marxist tyranny and economic mismanagement, but on “the planet-unfriendly model of development pursued by…the so-called highly-industrialised developed world, all to our collective detriment.” Continue reading

A new fan’s Bronco blues

(’76 Contributor) Since moving to Denver from Houston in October, I’ve found it been impossible not to pick up on the love affair this city has with the Broncos. It’s a topic that everyone has an opinion on, and everywhere you go on gameday you feel the team’s presence. Unfortunately, on this “day after,” the city is asking itself one thing: What happened to the Broncos?.

They entered the year with low expectations from those outside of Denver (including, at the time, me) due to the chaos within the team’s lockerroom and the fact they had a rookie head coach in Josh McDaniels who seemed to be losing control of his team before the season even began. Continue reading

Divided Dems and their schizoid Afghan policy

(Centennial Fellow) In my article on “Afghanistan: The Untold Story” back in May, I noted President Obama’s oft-stated assertion that Afghanistan was the “right war”, the one we “had to win” and commended his decision to send an additional 17,000 troops. I concluded optimistically saying that “In continuing along this necessary road of many difficult steps he deserves our strongest support”. Continue reading

Texas transplant impressed with Denver sports scene

“76 Contributor) As one of the many transplants who have moved from Texas to Colorado, I’ve picked up on several interesting differences between the sports scenes in Houston and Denver.

Denver is one of the most unique sports cities in the country with an eclectic mix of competition for fans to take in. Continue reading

Listen Tonight * Governor Candidates 2010

(’76 Editor) Tune in tonight, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7pm on 710 KNUS in Denver and streaming at 710knus.com, when Centennial Institute presents the Republican finalists for Governor of Colorado, Scott McInnis vs Dan Maes.

Recorded at Centennial’s candidate forum on Nov. 3 and edited to reflect Josh Penry’s exit from the race. McInnis leads incumbent Bill Ritter by 48-40 in the latest poll. What does the potential next governor have to say for himself? What makes Maes, the dark horse, run?

Video highlights of both the Governor and Senator forums.

Anti–Palin writer self–destructs

(’76 Editor) A friend emailed his list praising the Palin putdown article from Tuesday’s Denver Post (“The Sarah: A classic teenage type,” by Mark Moe, see link and full text below.) I found Moe’s patronizing tone not only offensive in political terms, but quite revealing as to his overall persona. Where in the smugness of this piece is there any glimmer of respect or caring for the students of whatever “type” that he taught in the classroom? Who would want to have this guy for a teacher? So I used the dreaded reply-all button to comment as follows: Continue reading

Is Christmas still relevant?

As Christmas comes, reactions abound. Since the fourth century AD, when Roman Emperor Constantine embraced Christianity, church service attendance in Western Civilization is greatest at Christmas and Easter.

Prior to Constantine, Christianity was illegal and thus did not attract people who were not deeply committed. Ironically during this period of intense persecution the number of Christians grew at a phenomenal rate, with an organic underground-style network of small home-based churches (much like China has been experiencing since the rule of Mao Zedong). That amazing growth, before Constantine, laid the foundation for Christianity’s widespread acceptance leading to a more organized Christianity. Continue reading

Senate underdogs spin polling their way

(’76 Editor) The emails from two US Senate candidates arrived the same day. First it was Republican Tom Wiens boasting of a new poll that shows he would top both Democrats, Sen. Michael Bennet and former Speaker Andrew Romanoff, if the 2010 election were held today.

Then it was Romanoff crowing that he tops all comers from both parties in a Denver Business Journal poll. I was intrigued enough to click the links, but upon doing so, I learned there’s more to the story in both cases. Continue reading