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  • Ben Stein's confession

    11/17/2012 7:32:25 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-10-12 | Ben Stein
    "The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: [Ben Stein] I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat... Or maybe I can put it another way: where...
  • Marine Faces 'Other Than Honorable' Discharge Over Anti-Obama Facebook Comment

    04/16/2012 5:09:46 AM PDT · by safetysign · 73 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/15/2012 | MARISA TAYLOR
    A federal judge on Friday rejected Sgt. Gary Stein's injunction to halt a military tribunal's recommendation that he receive the discharge following anti-Obama comments he made on a private Facebook page in March, according to court documents. Stein, 26, has maintained a webpage for the last two years about the armed forces tea party group he founded, including a disclaimer that the views were his own and didn't reflect those of his employer. But according to his attorney, Stein never ran into any trouble until last month, when he wrote: "Screw Obama. I will not follow all orders from him."
  • (Vanity) Rush Limbaugh & EIB-Proxy Mark Stein : Why savagely pro-Santorum and anti-Newt Gingrich ?

    03/01/2012 9:11:00 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 56 replies · 4+ views
    http://www.Engineering-Excellence.US ^ | 2012-03-01 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1998
    . Let's start with this news quote posted at Free Republic today (Thursday, 2012-03-01) coming from the Rick Santorum Campaign: Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. First, I'm a Newt Gingrich guy (Rush) ... Second ... "if" I was a Rick Santorum, that (above) remark by a key Santorum strategist would scare the "daylights" out of me ... Why ? It is "clearly" delusional thinking ... That's a "very bad" way to run a campaign ... very bad, indeed ... "If" Rick Santorum goes to sleep every night ... with his final...
  • Ben Stein: It's Gingrich-Huntsman (Yes, he's serious)

    12/15/2011 9:50:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ben Stein
    A very clear view from Rancho Mirage. Monday A grueling drive down from rainy Los Angeles to Rancho Mirage. It is about the drabbest drive there is anywhere on earth. The New Jersey Turnpike is like the 17 Mile Drive in Carmel by comparison. We always make a lot of stops because, well, because we're old and get tired easily. I visited with people at a hotel in Ontario, then at a CVS and a gas station in Calimesa, and at a Bob's Big Boy. I am like a small town politician and my district runs along Highway 10 from...
  • Ben Stein: Cain isn't running for pope (See Video)

    12/02/2011 7:26:49 AM PST · by yorkie · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 2, 2011
    Author, lawyer and former game show host Ben Stein says politics are getting a little too personal, and believes candidates should not be judged by their "gossipy love life." Appearing on CBS' "The Early Show," Stein said the coverage of GOP president contender Herman Cain and allegations of extramarital affairs was getting to be too much.
  • What the Heck is Wrong With You People?

    08/24/2011 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-24-11 | Stoutcat
    Yes, you. You know who you are. You’re liberal; an academic, perhaps, or a writer/journalist/opinion-shaper of some sort. You spout the liberal line (I’m not really sure whether you really believe it, or just realize that it’s a good gig that pays well) to your adoring audience, who gobble it up and regurgitate it to others ad nauseum. This I can deal with. What I cannot deal with, what I cannot comprehend, is the dangerous mentality that sometimes accompanies basic liberal elite thinking. The mentality that actively wishes harm on our country and its citizens–all in the name of progress,...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Ben Stein Blames ‘Excessive Tax Cuts’ & ‘Voodoo Economics’ for Deficit

    04/17/2011 6:51:27 PM PDT · by AnnGora · 83 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 17, 2011 | Brad Wilmouth
    During a pre-recorded commentary aired on CBS’s Sunday Morning show, right-leaning actor and economist Ben Stein - also a CBS contributor - blamed "excessive tax cuts" enacted by former President Bush and congressional Republicans for "starting the problem" of the current federal budget deficit, and advocated raising taxes on the wealthy in addition to "major spending cuts" and changes in Medicare and Social Security to get the deficit under control. Stein: "The Republicans who started the problem with excessive tax cuts in the Bush years will have to agree to raise taxes at least upon the truly rich of whom...
  • One World Government Obama

    03/22/2011 6:40:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 39 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 22, 2011 | Ben Stein
    Maybe I missed something, but wasn't that The Constitution of the United States of America that we just laid to rest this weekend? It was buried in a private ceremony by Mr. Barack Obama of Chicago as he silently signed America on to the One World Government some of us have been worried about for decades.Look at it this way: Where did Mr. Obama get the authority to commit United States forces to war in Libya? There was no declaration of war. There was no authorizing resolution by Congress allowing money to be spent on a war against Col. Gaddafi....
  • Helpless [The Nation's Pulse]

    07/13/2010 9:28:06 AM PDT · by hamboy
    The Ameircan Spectator ^ | July 7, 2010 | Bein Stein
    A few weeks ago, I bought a book of front pages of newspapers from World War II. I have been reading it avidly ever since. The news is terrifying and uplifting, of course. But it is the sense of Western resolve against the Axis powers that is so powerful. There is a purpose in the stories of the whole nations of the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union joined to fight the Nazi and Japanese war machines. Fighting, producing, rationing, restraining, cheering, mourning, all done with a will to win.
  • Linda Stein's personal assistant, Natavia Lowery, sentenced to 27-to-life

    05/03/2010 9:21:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 753+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 3, 2010 | Melissa Grace AND Stephanie Gaskell
    Celebrity Realtor Linda Stein's personal assistant was sentenced to at least 27-1/3 years in prison Monday. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers gave Natavia Lowery the maximum sentence of 25 years to life for murder, and added seven years for grand larceny for stealing $30,000 from her boss. Lowery, 28, has been behind bars since her November 2007 arrest for bludgeoning the former Ramones manager to death in her Upper East Side apartment. Wearing handcuffs and a cream linen suit, Lowery smirked as she arrived in court. She maintained her innocence and vowed to appeal the sentence.
  • Ben Stein Calls Ron Paul's "Occupiers" Statement An "Anti-Semitic Argument" - Video

    12/29/2009 7:54:16 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 50 replies · 1,842+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 29, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Ron Paul and Ben Stein on "Larry King Live" getting into a heated argument over Ron Paul saying terrorist are motivated to hate us because we are "occupiers." (Video)When Ben Stein said that we should help the government of Yemen by stopping terrorists and murders, Ron Paul said "why are they terrorist? They're terrorists because we're occupiers." Ben Stein then called Ron Paul's claim that we are "occupiers" as "the same anti-Semitic argument that we've heard over and over again."
  • New Evidence Cheney Swayed Reaction to Leak (Obama still hunting)

    07/03/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7-3-09 | R. Jefferey Smith
    A document filed in federal court this week by the Justice Department offers new evidence that former vice president Richard B. Cheney helped steer the Bush administration's public response to the disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson's employment by the CIA and that he was at the center of many related administration deliberations. The administration's discussion of Wilson's link to the CIA was meant to undermine criticism by her husband of administration allegations that Iraq attempted to acquire uranium, a matter that her husband had probed for the CIA, according to testimony presented in a 2007 trial. *snip* He mentioned in...
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million for alliance

    08/07/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT · by visagoth · 72 replies · 2,553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-7-2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • Ben Stein Talks with Glenn Beck About Obama's Coming Cap and Trade Policy - Video 3/3/09

    03/03/2009 8:19:02 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 731+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is Ben Stein talking with Glenn Beck today about the dangers of the coming "Cap and Trade" Policy that President Obama will seek to impose on the United States. This policy will be imposed under the guise of combating "Climate Change," but according to Stein it will be an elaborate scam to enrich those who are doing the trading of carbon offsets. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Video: The Dangers Of Cap And Trade

    03/03/2009 5:41:10 PM PST · by careyb · 5 replies · 400+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | 3/3/09 | Ben Stein
    Ben Stein talks to Glenn Beck.
  • Ben Stein: "Bailing Yourself Out"

    03/03/2009 3:33:19 PM PST · by seanmerc · 12 replies · 1,724+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 2 Mar 09 | Ben Stein
    Here is some good news and some bad news. I'll give you the bad news first. I was on a panel of smart, pleasant men and women last week, discussing the economy and, in particular, how it is affecting people selling vehicles with tires and wheels. I told the audience that the Federal Reserve, which has unlimited power to print money, had a program called the Term Asset Backed Lending Facility (TALF) that would help dealers restock their showrooms. I said I knew it hadn't started yet but I thought it would start soon. A gentleman on the panel --...
  • Comedian Ben Stein Cancels Speech Over Evolution Controversy

    02/06/2009 6:21:07 PM PST · by blueplum · 49 replies · 1,510+ views
    AP/Fox News ^ | Feb 04th, '09 | AP Staff
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Comedian Ben Stein has withdrawn as the University of Vermont's commencement speaker because of complaints about his critical views on evolution in favor of intelligent design. UVM President Daniel Fogel said he chose Stein based on the warm response to a lecture he gave on campus last spring. Fogel said, however, he was deluged with e-mail messages from people offended by Stein's views of science. When told about the criticism, Stein — who was to be paid $7,500 — backed out of the May 17 commencement, Fogel said. "I did not ask him not to come," he...
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About the Credit Crisis But Were Afraid to Ask (Ben Stein)

    09/23/2008 7:43:10 PM PDT · by KingSnorky · 26 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo Financial ^ | September 22, 2008 | Ben Stein
    The headlines scream doom. There are endless references to the economic situation being "the worst since The Great Depression." Immense names in finance have collapsed and sunk beneath the waves of the financial crisis. Please allow me to try to explain a bit of what's going on. First of all, all you have to do is look around you to see that in terms of daily life, we are not anywhere near The Great Depression. Unemployment is barely about six percent. It was 25 percent at the nadir of The Great Depression. Real per capita incomes adjusted for inflation are...
  • My Convention Story (The nomad who found a home in America)

    09/04/2008 11:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 428+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/5/2008 | Ben Stein
    Okay, here's my Republican Convention story. After I did my little tiny bit of reporting work from St. Paul's Xcel Center on Wednesday, I got into a taxi to head back to my hotel. Of course we got stuck in traffic. I asked my driver, a rugged looking fellow, where he was from and how he was enjoying the convention. It was as if I had uncorked a bottle of champagne. "Have you ever heard of Ogaden?" he asked me. "Yes, it's part of Ethiopia," I said. "Lots of fighting there." "It is a huge area. Seven million people. Government...
  • Whacked Priorities

    08/18/2008 2:44:34 PM PDT · by AnnGora · 42 replies · 100+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 18, 2008 | Ben Stein
    I am sorry that John Edwards had an affair with a campaign worker. But I am not surprised. Men like to have affairs. Men like to have sex with new women. That's just how men are and always have been. I am not surprised that a major Presidential candidate and former V.P. nominee of a major party had an affair. Politicians are men and they have all of the yearnings and drives that other men have. They do not check their flaws and essential elements at the Capitol cloakroom. Nor is it a sign that Edwards might not have been...
  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed - DVD (Release Date: October 21, 2008)

    08/10/2008 3:54:03 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 55 replies · 479+ views
    Big Science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom. What they forgot is that every generation has its rebel! Attacked by pro-evolution scientists and others, this film, Expelled exposed the prejudice leveled against scientists who reject Darwinian thinking, and took almost $8 million at the box office at around 700 theaters earlier this year, making it the 12th most successful documentary of all time.
  • Are There Any Real Conservatives Out There?

    07/22/2008 6:16:58 PM PDT · by AnnGora · 43 replies · 172+ views
    Larry King Show | July 22, 2008
    Just started watching Larry King for a lark. There are no larks on the show, but the harridan, Joy Behar, is hostessing. Her guests are three liberals and one supposed conservative, Ben Stein. First question: How did Obama do on his Tour of Iraq? The question goes to Ben Stein who falls all over himself praising Obama, gushing how wonderful and masterful he is, and ending up drooling over how Obama is the best he has ever seen in his lifetime. Naturally, the panel of libs agreed immediately and offered Stein free membership in the club. With conservatives like these...
  • R.C. Sproul Interviews Ben Stein

    05/10/2008 7:57:42 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 11 replies · 111+ views
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | March 20, 2008
    You can watch it here: R.C. Sproul interviews Ben Stein
  • 'Expelled' goes easy on Darwin-Nazi link

    04/24/2008 11:04:16 PM PDT · by RussP · 136 replies · 272+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 24, 2008 | Jack Cashill
    Darwin critics know Ernst Haeckel as the German philosopher whose faked embryo drawings helped generations of clueless students accept Darwinism – "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" and all that. But there is still another problem with Haeckel, a darker one than mere fraud. Critics of the Ben Stein film, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," apparently do not know this. If they had, they would not have savaged Stein for daring to connect Adolf Hitler to Charles Darwin. In Scientific American, for instance, editor John Rennie describes this connection as "heavy-handed." In Reuters, Frank Scheck calls it "truly offensive." In reality, it is neither....
  • Stein Turns The Tables on Darwinists

    04/20/2008 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Mark · 20 replies · 110+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/20/2008 | Chris Weinkopf
    Stein turns the tables on Darwinists By Chris Weinkopf, Editorial Page Editor THERE'S a great piece of viral satire working its way around the Internet, an ad for Ben Stein's new movie, "Expelled." It's a music video featuring animated representations of prominent atheists rapping about their intellectual superiority over the majority of mankind that still has doubts about Darwinism as an all-purpose, infallible explanation for everything. The video is funny, but nowhere near as funny as some of the crusading atheists' responses to it. At the Web site of celebrity God-hater Richard Dawkins, both host and acolytes spent more than...
  • Expelled-- No Science Contained (Vanity)

    04/20/2008 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Soliton · 313 replies · 828+ views
    Soliiton via cited sources | 4/20/2008 | Soliton
    “Intelligent Design” is of no scientific value in determining the origins of life in the universe. A designer would have to be supernatural (i.e. not subject to the laws of physics) or natural and subject to those laws. If the designer is natural in origin, then it would have to have been designed by another designer –again supernatural or natural. Ultimately come to an original designer that either evolved from a lower state of matter, or was created by a supernatural being. You will note that this is back to where we started. Science does not deal with supernatural phenomena...
  • Intelligent Critique (Film Expelled adroitly addresses the dogmaticism of Darwinian theory)

    04/19/2008 12:17:00 PM PDT · by cornelis · 163 replies · 241+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/18/08 | Dave Berg
    I like rebels, especially ones who go against type. Take Ben Stein in his latest film, Expelled, which comes out this Friday. Dressed in a sport coat, tie, and tennis shoes, he’s not who you expect — the deadpan, monotone-voiced but ever-likable teacher he portrays in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Wonder Years. Stein retains his characteristic deadpan affect, but this time he’s playing himself — a deceptively erudite and well-educated interviewer, who is passionately skeptical of evolutionary biology and its leading proponents. The film’s endeavor is to respond to one simple question: “Were we designed, or are we...
  • Republicans Agreeing With Everything Libs Say on Larry King

    02/29/2008 6:55:21 PM PST · by AnnGora · 14 replies · 106+ views
    Larry King Show | 02/28/08 | Larry King Show
    Anyone watching Larry King? The usual Libs vs. Republicans (believe me, there are no conservatives on this show). Representing Republicans are Ben Stein and some GOP Stategist chick and both of them are agreeing with practically everything the expert politcal analysis raving liberal team of Fran Drescher, Stephanie Miller (is anyone more annoying?), and that idiot from The West Wing are saying. So much for any stones on our side.
  • Tattered Standard of Duty on Wall Street - Ben Stein

    12/23/2007 6:13:39 PM PST · by txzman · 70 replies · 130+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 23, 2007 | Ben Stein
    BASICALLY, a crossroads was passed in the Drexel/Milken scandals. Although hundreds and perhaps thousands of men and women were profiting from misconduct, only a few people, including Mr. Milken himself, went to prison. And even he emerged from prison a very rich man (and by what I see here in Los Angeles, a model citizen). Today, in the midst of the mortgage mess, we see people breaching their fiduciary duty and getting away with it. A few may lose their jobs and wander off to a wealthy retirement. But the ordinary stockholders of the banks and mortgage companies are staggered.
  • EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed

    11/01/2007 5:53:26 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 270 replies · 527+ views
    This will be interesting, a documentary movie by Ben Stein on the new wave of thought police and academic suppression in academia and science: Ben Stein, in the new film EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed His heroic and, at times, shocking journey confronting the world’s top scientists, educators and philosophers, regarding the persecution of the many by an elite few. In theatres near you, starting February 2008 Ben travels the world on his quest, and learns an awe-inspiring truth…that bewilders him, then angers him…and then spurs him to action! Ben realizes that he has been “Expelled,” and that educators and scientists...
  • Ben Stein Crosses Party Lines, Helps Franken

    10/18/2007 6:51:13 PM PDT · by Deek1969 · 67 replies · 143+ views
    AP ^ | 10/19/2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Al Franken is good enough and smart enough to win some of conservative Ben Stein's money — and doggone it, Stein likes him. Stein, an actor, writer and economist, has contributed $2,000 to Franken's Minnesota Senate campaign. The two men have known each other for about 30 years. "I'm struck by what an incredibly capable, hard-working guy he is," Stein told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. "He's a very smart liberal, he's a thoroughgoing patriot, and I would feel better with him in the Senate."
  • Q: How Big Is the Subprime Mortgage Market? A: Not Very Big at All

    08/09/2007 12:48:38 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 69 replies · 1,770+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 09, 2007 | Jerry Bowyer
    Currently there are about 44 million mortgages in the U.S., and less than 14 percent of them are subprime. And only about 13 percent of those are late on payments, with the majority of late payers working through their problems with the banks.
  • Gore Imbalanced (The story of Al Gore's encounter with Ward Connerly is priceless.)

    08/03/2007 11:37:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies · 2,492+ views
    City Journal ^ | 3 August 2007 | Harry Stein
    The former vice president’s new book is itself an assault on reason. The Assault on Reason, by Al Gore (Penguin Press, 320 pp., $25.95) The most surprising thing about The Assault on Reason, Al Gore’s current bestseller, is that for a little while it actually makes some sense. The first few dozen pages, while hyperpartisan, mainly excoriate a dumbed-down, trivia-and-celebrity-obsessed culture, and in the age of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan who could disagree? But Al Gore is like one of those guys at a party with whom, once you get a few drinks in him, you never know what’s...
  • Disillusionment and Triumph (Vanity Ben Stein rolls over for Al Franken)

    06/14/2007 6:43:05 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 14 replies · 858+ views
    http://fraterslibertas.com/ ^ | June 14, 2007 | 4buttons
    And, finally, the most painful discovery of all. Ben Stein - $1,000. Legendary Ferris Beuhler actor, game show host, and brilliant conservative. Former speech writer for Richard Nixon and columnist for the American Spectator and Yahoo Finance, among other outlets. One of the finest writers around on politics, economics, and culture, as demonstrated in this listing. In particular, he's one the most articulate and persuasive speakers advocating the pro-life stance in the country. And he's giving money to Al Bleeping Franken? A guy who's never found a liberal position on abortion he didn't like (as shown by the $5,000 contribution...
  • Ben Stein on "The Lynching of the President"

    02/03/2007 7:30:31 PM PST · by seanmerc · 106 replies · 3,277+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2007 | Ben Stein
    The Lynching of the President By Ben Stein So there I was, lying in my bed in Malibu with my dogs, watching Mr. Bush's State of the Union speech. I thought it was darned good. Realistic, gracious, modest, sensible. I happen to think we should get out of Iraq yesterday, but I thought Mr Bush put forward his case well. And Congress responded graciously and generously on both sides of the aisle. Then, whaam, as soon as the speech was over, ABC was bashing him, telling us how pathetic he was, how irrelevant he was, how weak he was, how...
  • Dollar Signs at Ground Zero

    11/16/2006 5:07:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 1 replies · 553+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 16 Nov 06 | Ben Stein
    Here's a little story about modern life. I wish I were Bob Dylan so I could make it into a song. A few days ago, I was in New York doing some TV shows, web interviews, and print for National Retirement Preparedness Week. I was telling people in the boomer generation they absolutely had to save more for their retirement in stocks, mutual funds, index funds, variable annuities. After the sixth interview, I was down near the Museum of Jewish Heritage near Ground Zero. I went in there and saw a powerful exhibit about Jews who fought in the U.S....
  • Hypocrisy, Democrat Style

    10/02/2006 6:17:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 113 replies · 2,165+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | October 2, 2006 | Ben Stein
    If there were an Academy Award for Hypocrisy, the surefire favorite for 2006 would be the Democratic Party. Just two recent items make the decision a virtual certainty: The Representative Foley "scandal" is really worthy of a whole book on hypocrisy. On the one hand, we have a poor misguided Republican man who had a romantic thing for young boys. He sent them suggestive e-mail. I agree, that's not great. On the other hand, we have a Democratic party that worships ( not likes, WORSHIPS ) a man named Bill Clinton who did not send suggestive e-mails as far as...
  • Storm Warnings: What Katrina Taught Us (Ben Stein)

    08/21/2006 8:58:35 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 1,239+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 21, 2006 | Ben Stein
    Time passes incredibly fast. It's already almost one year since Hurricane Katrina wrought its devastation on the Gulf Coast. Few of us will ever forget the images of the horror inflicted upon the men, women, and children of New Orleans and Mississippi. Our hearts will also always go out to the brave firefighters, National Guardsmen, police officers, and just plain citizens who risked all to help the storm's victims. But, as I said, time has passed, and the moment has come for taking stock and learning lessons. No Assurance (or Insurance) One lesson comes to me via a slightly circuitous...
  • How to Lose to Terrorists

    07/31/2006 5:46:21 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 51 replies · 1,752+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 31 July 06 | Ben Stein
    We are in real serious trouble, and I'll tell you how and why I know it: * Because the Hezbollah -- as has been well reported -- launches missiles at purely civilian targets in Israel as a matter of course, and no one in Europe or in the American left says "boo" about it. It's considered the Hezbollah's "right" to kill Israelis and when they do, they boast about it and promise to do more;
  • Ben Stein: Hollywood Snubbed Soldiers

    03/17/2006 7:24:50 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 8 replies · 802+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Friday, March 17, 2006 6:10 p.m. EST
    Friday, March 17, 2006 6:10 p.m. EST Ben Stein: Hollywood Snubbed Soldiers Ben Stein says the people who truly were snubbed on Oscar night weren't those who didn't win, but were the American military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Speaking Thursday at a Kent County Republican Party fundraising dinner, the conservative humorist, writer and political pundit said movie stars and film industry professionals failed to highlight the sacrifices of soldiers during the Academy Awards on March 5. "Not one prayer or moment of silence for those who have given their lives," said Stein, who also has acted ("Ferris Bueller's...
  • Standards of Life in the Future: Think Grim (Ben Stein)

    03/08/2006 3:32:46 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 118 replies · 2,793+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 6, 2006 | Ben Stein
    I've had a couple of bad experiences recently that sharpened my worry about what life will be like for retirees in the future -- I fear that a catastrophe of declining standards of life is heading our way. I'm thinking about how bad it has gotten in terms of how customers are treated. A few days ago, I called the saleswoman at an auto dealer who sold me my last car a few years ago. I asked her to come over and show me the newest model of my car and told her if I liked it, I would buy...
  • WHEN YOU SEND A CHILD TO WAR

    01/28/2006 11:50:17 AM PST · by oldscouter · 4 replies · 206+ views
    solomonia.com ^ | 01/24/06 | Tom Glennon
    When You Send A Child To War by Tom Glennon On a day that saw a widely-linked piece that oh-so glibly advised us as to just why we should not support the troops, I'm privileged to present the antidote in this very personal piece from frequent guest contributor, Tom Glennon. -Sol WHEN YOU SEND A CHILD TO WAR by Tom Glennon I had long expected the call, but a chill went down me as I heard my youngest son Patrick's voice on the phone. "Dad, I got confirmation today. I have some weapons refresher and other location specific training in...
  • Want Big Returns? Think Small

    12/12/2005 11:42:59 AM PST · by Sonny M · 17 replies · 1,488+ views
    Yahoo! Finance (How Not to Ruin Your Life) ^ | December 12, 2005 | Ben Stein
    I love short ways of summing up huge issues in life. One of the best I ever heard came from a super smart guy named Ray Lucia a few years ago. Ray owns and heads up a national financial planning and services company. I often speak for him at his conferences and, yes, in the interest of full disclosure, I get paid for it. He had a stunning insight when I first met him about the basic dilemma of the middle class American: "You have an immense future liability, paying for your life when you retire. You have to create...
  • FORMER CPA OFFICIAL AND CONTRACTOR ARRESTED INVOLVING FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME IN IRAQ

    11/20/2005 6:31:44 PM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 1,098+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 17, 2005 | ICE!
    FORMER CPA OFFICIAL AND CONTRACTOR ARRESTED IN CASE INVOLVING FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME IN IRAQ WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former Coalition Provisional Authority official and a contractor doing business in Iraq have been arrested on charges of conspiring to commit money laundering and wire fraud in connection with a bribery and fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced today. Robert J. Stein, 50, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was arrested in Fayetteville on Nov. 14, 2005 and is currently in custody there. In 2003 and 2004, Stein was the Comptroller and Funding Officer for the Coalition Provisional Authority – South...
  • More on Katrina (An Important Read)

    09/13/2005 12:02:14 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 842+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 13 September 2005 | Ben Stein
    Fact: Katrina was a devastating storm. It left terrible damage to innocent people's lives and to property throughout the Gulf South. Fact: There have been other storms as damaging and some far more damaging. What, then, is different about this storm? Here are a few tentative thoughts. First, the incompetence of the local and state authorities in Louisiana and especially New Orleans was breathtaking. To issue a mandatory evacuation order without providing means of transport is almost criminally irresponsible. To take citizens to shelters where they would be beaten, robbed, and raped, and to provide no police protection for them...
  • Get Off His Back

    09/04/2005 2:36:33 PM PDT · by visagoth · 88 replies · 2,815+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9/4/2005 | Ben Stein
    A few truths, for those who have ears and eyes and care to know the truth: 1.) The hurricane that hit New Orleans and Mississippi and Alabama was an astonishing tragedy. The suffering and loss of life and peace of mind of the residents of those areas is acutely horrifying. 2.) George Bush did not cause the hurricane. Hurricanes have been happening for eons. George Bush did not create them or unleash this one. 3.) George Bush did not make this one worse than others. There have been far worse hurricanes than this before George Bush was born. 4.) There...
  • Ben Stein's Last Column

    01/29/2005 12:38:58 PM PST · by dvan · 99 replies · 26,242+ views
    NA | NA | By Ben Stein
    Ben Stein's Last Column... For many years Ben Stein has written a biweekly column for the online website called "Monday Night At Morton's." (Morton's is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe.) Now, Ben is terminating the column to move on to other things in his life. Reading his final column is worth a few minutes of your time. Ben Stein's Last Column... (read all of this or you will have missed the best). ============================================ How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's...
  • How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World? (Ben Stein)

    09/13/2004 6:37:37 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 40 replies · 1,840+ views
    OperationHomeFront.net ^ | July 23, 2004 | Ben Stein
    As I begin to write this, I "slug" it, as we writers say, which means I put a heading on top of the document to identify it. This heading is "eonlineFINAL," and it gives me a shiver to write it. I have been doing this column for so long that I cannot even recall when I started. Lew Harris, who founded this great site, asked me to do it maybe seven or eight years ago, and I loved writing this column so much for so long I came to believe it would never end.But again, all things must pass, and...
  • Ben Stein Discussion of "Can America Survive" Repeated on C-Span2 Tonight at 9:30 PMEDT

    08/08/2004 11:41:30 AM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 27 replies · 1,297+ views
    C-Span2 | 8 August, 2004 | C-Span2
    Ben Stein's discussion of his new book "Can America Survive" will be repeated tonight at 9:30 eastern on C-Span2. Stein wrote the book to try to remind people of who the "bad guys" really are in the world today. He says they're certainly not Americans, and explores some of the mythology of poverty, racism, and sexism in the US. He also takes a look at the psyche of wild leftists, saying most of them are unhappy and envious people. Along the way Stein sprinkles his discussion with intriguing anecdotes - he says he became a Republican originally because all the...