A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics and Religion

by Tom Quiner

A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

by Tom Quiner

Be not indifferent

By Tom Quiner | June 10, 2010

By Tom Quiner “Never again.” That was the pledge the world made following the Holocaust.  Six million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime in the late 1930’s through 1945.  They were killed out of hatred. Even the moral relativists of today grudgingly admit that the Holocaust was an evil act. Has the civilized world lived up to their pledge of “never again?’ No.  Below are a few cold and…

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Why are liberals against Israel?

By Tom Quiner | June 8, 2010

By Tom Quiner Jew hatred is alive and well. Helen Thomas, renowned liberal reporter for Hearst Newspapers, made the following statement:  “I think the Jews should get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Germany and Poland. Back to Germany, the home of the Holocaust. Back to Poland, the home of Auschwitz. Ms. Thomas’ views very much reflect those of the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:  Israel has…

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Hope for Tomorrow

By Tom Quiner | June 3, 2010

By Tom Quiner A proud country has been crushed by an evil adversary, beaten into the ground, one-fifth of their population killed in a mere six years. It gets worse. The county is then taken over by another, equally sinister country, one that, much like the soul-sucking Dementors in a Harry Potter book, attempts to suck the very soul out of the country. The tyrants attempt to suppress the rich…

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A Memorial Day tribute to two Presidents

By Tom Quiner | May 28, 2010

By Tom Quiner This is a trivia quiz:  who was the most unpopular President to ever leave office? Richard Nixon Harry Truman George W. Bush Herbert Hoover The answer is Harry Truman.  His popularity rating was a scant 22 percent when he left office in 1952, worse even than President Nixon’s 24 percent at the time he resigned from office. President Truman’s popularity has grown over the years.  I pay…

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Was Sarah Palin right?

By Tom Quiner | May 26, 2010

By Tom Quiner Let us revisit a notorious statement from last year: “The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled,…

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Government job growth continues

By Tom Quiner | May 25, 2010

By Tom Quiner The rest of the media is catching up with Quiner’s Diner. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LWNTUK8KtA] Last week, we wrote about the explosion of new government jobs under the Obama administration at the same time employment in the private sector has plummeted. We wrote about how these government jobs are overwhelmingly directed to government unions who overwhelmingly support one political party (here’s a clue: it’s not the Republicans). We wrote about…

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Boswell earns 100% score on the “Pelosi Index”

By Tom Quiner | May 24, 2010

By Tom Quiner By and large, Iowans are sensible and frugal. Yes, Des Moines and Iowa City have their fair share of big-spending liberals. But most Iowans have been blessed with some common sense. That leads me to Central Iowa’s Congressman, Leonard Boswell.  I think Mr. Boswell is a good guy.  Having said that, I disagree with him on most major political issues. I spent some time on The National…

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Dear Abby’s dilemma reflects America’s dilemma

By Tom Quiner | May 23, 2010

By Tom Quiner Did you read Dear Abby on Saturday? Read it here:  http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/21/1962299/dear-abby-couples-polar-politics.html#ixzz0onsfxhFQ In a nutshell, a young couple are experiencing difficulties in their relationship due to significant political differences.  The writer poses this question:  “How can we learn to have a mutual respect for our political opinions while not compromising what each believes?” The question reflects a deeper problem facing America.  Political differences were manageable as long as…

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What Should We Do About Global Warming?

By Tom Quiner | May 20, 2010

By Tom Quiner As seen in the Des Moines Register on November 29, 2009 Two heartbreaking tragedies hit Great Britain earlier this decade. Tragedy #1 killed 2,000 people .   Tragedy #2 killed 25,000. If you went by the media coverage, tragedy #1 was worse.  Those people died from a heat wave that swept the entire European continent back in 2003.  Media coverage positioned the cause of the catastrophe as global…

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Democrats propose bill to limit conservative free speech

By Tom Quiner | May 19, 2010

By Tom Quiner The public increasingly rejects the Democrat’s leftward lurchings.  Polls show that the Dems may take a big hit at the polls this November. What’s a political party to do when the public rejects their message?  How about pass a law that restricts the free speech of the opposition? That is the net effect of a bill proposed on April 30th by Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Chris…

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Government unions ask us to sacrifice

By Tom Quiner | May 18, 2010

By Tom Quiner Here’s what I said on my recent post titled, A Tale of Two Protests: “Something’s wrong when public employee unions donate lavishly to one political party, the one that keeps the perks and jobs flowing for these unions, while the rest of America sacrifices and suffers.” Here’s a response I received back: “I agree with you on this, but it was my impression that you felt that…

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Why we need to pass “A Woman’s Right to Know” Legislation

By Tom Quiner | May 13, 2010

By Tom Quiner “What’s a fetus?” That was the question posed by the young woman to an employee of Planned Parenthood.  She asked because she was six to eight weeks pregnant. Here is what Planned Parenthood told her: “The fetus is the developing embryo inside of you.  But at this point, there’s nothing developed at all.  There’s no legs.  No arms.  No head.  No brain.  No heart.  At this point,…

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