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Dolezal, Jenner, facts and feelings

Thursday, June 18, 2015
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2015 —One day after resigning as president of the NAACP’s Spokane, Wash., branch, Rachel Dolezal finally decided to explain her claim to be black, a claim recently challenged by white  biological parents. Her explanation was as clear as mud.

In an interview on “The Today Show” with Matt Lauer, Dolezal insisted she had not been lying.

“I do take exception to that because it’s a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of, are you black or white?”

Healthcare subsidies: Obama’s cynical advice to the Supreme Court

Thursday, June 11, 2015
posted by Bob Siegel


Originally published by Communities Digital News


SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2015 — Never missing an opportunity to deliver yet another misleading speech, President Obama decided to share his vast legal expertise with the Supreme Court, at least indirectly. While  attending the G-7 summit in Germany, he held a press conference and brazenly dropped a hint that the Supreme Court would be offering “a twisted interpretation of the law” should they overturn that portion of the Affordable Health Care Act which offers federal subsidies to people enrolled in health insurance coverage through the federal portal,

Revisionist History: Iraq, WMDs and Intelligence

Friday, May 22, 2015
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2015 — On the heals of Jeb Bush’s adjusted answer following Megyn Kelly’s Fox News interview in which she asked if he would have invaded Iraq, knowing what we know today, other potential Republican 2016 candidates are falling into step with their own answers to the question.

The answer, seemingly obvious, is “No, since we have now established that our intelligence was erroneous and Iraq had no WMD’s, there was no point for the war.”

Unfortunately, very few are asking an important follow up question. Was the intelligence really wrong?

Correcting ignorance on Texas cartoon contest & Pamela Geller

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities Digital News

The good news is that two gunmen whom ISIS claimed responsibility for, in an attempt to wage Jihad against the participants of a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, were stopped by some well organized security which anticipated the possibility of such action. The bad news is that many are condemning the contest as much if not more than the would-be killers.

Organizer of the event is outspoken Pamela Geller, publisher of the blog Atlas Shrugs and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. She defended the cartoon drawing event as being in honor of Charlie Hebdo, the French newspaper that was attacked a few months ago for its use of satire regarding the Prophet Mohammad.

Talking points that rescue Hillary from E Mail scandal

Friday, March 13, 2015
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally written for Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2015 — Are you a Hillary supporter? Are you frustrated to see your favorite candidate accused of yet another scandal? Are you afraid that even fellow Democrats may abandon one who just a few weeks ago looked like a sure winner? Well, be of good cheer! Below are some handy dandy talking points which will help Hillary surrogates (and Hillary herself for that matter) deflect all doubts or insinuations regarding her State Department E Mail exchanges on her own personal server.

Catholic students protest ‘morality clause’ on Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, February 19, 2015 — Ash Wednesday turned out to be more than a religious observance in San Francisco this year. Students and parents visiting Saint Mary’s Cathedral chose this day to protest the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco which oversees several Catholic Schools in the area. The controversy revolves around a “morality clause” recently proposed for teacher’s contracts, including an injunction to stand by the church’s position on homosexuality.

The Pearl Harbor attack under Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel

Written by Bob Siegel and first published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, Dec 8, 2014 —  Just a few days ago, potential 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gave a speech where she challenged Americans to “show respect, even for one’s enemies.” She also suggested that we “empathize with their perspective and point of view.”

Don’t be too hard on her. She had plenty of inspiration from our sitting President.

Yesterday was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. One wonders how the words of our former Secretary- of-State or current President would have gone over back then.

Ferguson Turmoil: What you need to start mob violence (SATIRE)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel

Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News.

SAN DIEGO, November 30, 2014 — Interested in advancing your cause through the wonderful world of news making violence? Would you like to also have the best of both worlds; the benefit of violence without it looking like you were personally responsible?

Well then; this is your lucky day! Following are handy, helpful tips on how to get people angry and stoke the flames of anger that already exists.

It’s not so difficult. In fact, you’d be surprised how easily this mission can be accomplished. Keeping the peace takes far more effort. Destroying the peace is simple, so long as you plan things right. Anybody can do it with a little help.

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Advice for new Republican Senate and House: Don’t be bi-partisan

Friday, November 7, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel

Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, November 6, 2014 — In his Wednesday press conference, President Obama offered a predictable interpretation of Tuesday’s election results. It means Americans want their elected officials to “work as hard as they do.” I.E. The problem is not him, just Washington in general. What the people want is bi-partisanship.

Of course, long before the election, Obama reminded us that although he himself was not going to be on the ballot in November, his policies were. Evidently our president has evolved once again. Now he realizes that mid-term elections have nothing to do with his policies.

Pakistani woman murdered in ‘honor killing’

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO,  May 28, 2014 —When a woman falls in love and gets married, her story is often considered a blessing with a fairy tale type, happily-ever-after ending.

Unfortunately, such dreams can  become nightmares in Lahore, Pakistan.

A pregnant woman, Farzana Parveen, was stoned to death right outside a courthouse, courtesy of her very own father and other relatives. Their reason: This was an honor killing. Farzana dared to marry a man of her choosing instead of submitting to the tradition of a family arranged marriage.

Benghazi: How To Rebut Democratic Talking Points In 7 Easy Lessons

Friday, May 23, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel

Note from Bob Siegel: This week, Nancy Pelosi finally put some Democrats on the Benghazi investigative committee, making sure each volunteer was somebody who did not believe in the investigation. Last week, before she had made her decision, I wrote the following article:

Originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, May, 12 2014 — A couple of weeks have passed since the release of smoking gun emails connecting a White House aide to former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice’s Sunday morning talk show tour in which she repeatedly misstated the reasons for the Benghazi nightmare of 9-11-12.

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Noah, the most inclusive film this side of deluge destruction

Friday, April 4, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel


On April Fool’s Day I sent out a fake review of Noah, talking about how warm, family friendly, and biblically accurate it was: Here is my real review:

Originally published by Communities Digital News

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 —Director Darren Aronofsky ’s  ambitious film version of Noah and the deluge has something for everybody unless those particular bodies happen to believe in the original flood story as told in Scripture.

Although Aronofsky claims he “studied every word” in the Old Testament’s account of Noah, the results of such study seem to be as washed over as Noah’s water world.

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Bob Siegel’s Review of Noah Film

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel


I must confess, I heard so many terrible things about this movie from fellow Christians, I was prepared to hate it. Much to my pleasant surprise, I found director Darren Aronofky’s version of Noah and the deluge to be well written, emotionally stirring, and most important, Biblically accurate. One would think that true believers would embrace this epic, stylish slice of cinema instead of wasting so much time with inappropriate protests.


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Rev. Jesse Jackson tweets Congressman Darrell Issa is a racist

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
posted by Bob Siegel

Written by Bob Siegel and first published by Communities Digital News. Used by permission.

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2014 — “Congressman Darrell Issa’s behavior was crude, wrong, racist and mean towards Congressman Elijah Cummings. Do you agree?”

Those were the tweeted words of long time popular civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson. Was he reacting to a racial slur? Was he protesting the introduction of a bill to bring back Jim Crow?

Jackson may think he follows in the tradition of the Rev. Martin Luther King, but this particular protest wasn’t about Civil Rights. It’s not that the incident isn’t important in its own right — it is, but not for the reasons Jackson suggests.

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Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, November 17, 2013 — To any thinking observer, President Obama’s own explanation offers an involuntary confession that he knowingly lied about his Affordable Health Care law. But rather than paying careful attention to his actual words, our country continues to argue about the motive and integrity of its president.

At stake is a lot of damage that people were promised would never happen. NBC News reports that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million Americans who purchased their insurance policies individually are likely to receive cancellations because their policies do not conform to new regulations from the Affordable Health Care Act.

Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Bob Siegel Responds To Ijaz Ahmad

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

On September, 9, 2013 I debated Muslim apologist Shadid Lewis. The title was, “Can We Trust The New Testament?”  The debate is available to be watched or listened to off of my Website:

Bob debates Shadid Lewis
“Can We Trust the New Testament?”
09/09/2013 Recorded by The Center For Religious Debate
Listen Now       Watch on You Tube

Ijaz Ahmad reviewed the debate and announced over the Internet that I clearly lost. I read Ahmad’s review over the air, responding point by point, showing how Ahmad distorted my words in some cases, and also made false statements that cannot be backed up by any objective viewing of the debate on video.

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Latest Weiner scandal: More than meets the eye?

Thursday, August 1, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2013 — Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is back in the news. So is his wife Huma Abedin.

In the midst of an attempt to re-enter the world of politics by running as mayor of New York City, Weiner was side swiped by a tabloid website entitled The Dirty.

The Dirty swiftly pulled the wind out of his Manhattan Island sail by posting X-rated text messages from Weiner, including a picture of his crotch which was exchanged with a woman over the Internet. This creates a nauseating sense of Deja Vu in the minds of American citizens who thought Wiener’s previous exit from public life an appropriate one.

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Zimmerman in the hands of Eric Holder: Is this justice?

Saturday, July 20, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2013 — As usual, the Obama Administration, touted in 2008 as the administration that would heal racial division in America, is helping racial matters about as much as a screaming child helps a headache.

In what some would call an unconstitutional example of double jeopardy, George Zimmerman may be tried a second time for the same crime by Obama’s Justice Department.

SEE RELATED: Zimmerman trial could further damage the Bill of Rights

Senate immigration bill: Reform or disaster?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, July 5, 2013 — A recently passed Senate immigration reform bill seems to strike a balanced solution to immigration, with provisions to satisfy both sides of the political aisle. Indeed, many prominent Republicans helped to craft the newly proposed law which passed by 68-32. Those who instantly equate “bipartisan” legislation with “good” legislation will feel as if Christmas came early this year.

DOMA and Prop 8: Are the courts replacing democracy?

Thursday, July 4, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2013 —Two of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions were announced Tuesday morning. Both were about same-sex marriage. Both raise a valid question that transcends marriage: Should the courts be deciding these issues at all?

First, in a 5-4 decision, a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion:

PRISM, Orwell, Obama, security and freedom

Thursday, June 27, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2013 — In his novel 1984, George Orwell predicted a time when people would have no more privacy. He also foresaw a society that would invert word meanings to conceal the truth: “War is peace.”

Today, the word “security” is tied to both sides of Orwell’s vision. “Security from terrorists” is an excuse to strip away privacy. The NSA’s vast storehouse of private data is not an invasion of privacy, but rather a means to protect privacy and liberty, along with security.

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My Interview With Actor and Political Writer, Michael Moriarty

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

On last Sunday’s radio show, I had the honor of  interviewing a man I have admired for years; celebrated stage, screen and television actor, Michael Moriarty, who starred (among many other projects) in Law and Order, Holocaust, Find Your Way Home and Pale Rider.

Mr. Moriarty is also a jazz musician and political columnist for Washington Times Communities.

The first half of the interview concentrates on his acting career. Then Mr. Moriarty expresses his concerns about the decline of America starting with Roe v. Wade and continuing up to this present administration.

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Same-sex marriage: Can one disagree without being viewed as hateful?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 20, 2013 ― In the wake of so many current, riveting news events, some have forgotten what lurks in America’s horizon. The question of same-sex marriage finally made its way to our Supreme Court.

We have not heard as much about this issue lately because the skilled attorneys from both camps have finished their passionate pleas and returned home. Nine U.S. Supreme Court justices are now reflecting upon the various arguments thrown their direction. At the moment, we are experiencing still waters. Stormy waves may have appeared to be far off on the horizon but June has finally arrived and soon a decision will be made.

IRS, AP, Fox, Benghazi, Republicans and Democrats

Friday, June 7, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2013 — Hold on to your seats: Democratic strategists have once again figured out a way to interpret depressing Washington news. As always, the fault lies with those mean and nasty Republicans.

News from Washington has been anything but slow lately. Hungry readers and journalists have been treated to a virtual smorgasbord.

But if current events are riveting, the reason is a sad one:  Horrific, despicable deeds by trusted employees of the United States government are coming into greater focus every day.

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IRS, Obama, and Plausible Deniability

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2013 — “Plausible deniability” is a tried and true maneuver in the history of modern politics. The idea is quite simple. When a President’s desire or intentions are more or less understood, without anything actually appearing in writing, surrogates can get a job done all the while making very sure they never report officially to the President.

That way, when something like an Iran-Contra Affair is discovered, Vice-Admiral John Poindexter can say before Congress, “I made a deliberate decision not to ask the President, so that I could insulate him from the decision and provide some future deniability for the President if it ever leaked out” (Congressional Hearings, 1987).

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