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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.

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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Republicans responsible for Benghazi according to reliable innuendo

Thursday, May 23, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2013 — President Obama may have a lot of faults, but stupidity isn’t one of them. He still knows how to play his base like a fine violin.

While part of that base ― the White House Press Corps ― seems to have rediscovered the long, lost art of asking real questions, Obama himself remembered a different maneuver called “preemptive strike.”


SEE RELATED: Benghazi attack hearings significance missed by CNN, MSNBC

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Benghazi attack hearings significance missed by CNN, MSNBC

Thursday, May 16, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2013 — Unlike CNN and MSNBC, Fox News offered extensive live coverage of Wednesday’s  House Oversight Committee hearings. Three courageous whistleblowers gave testimony that contradicted previous reports from the White House and State Department about exactly what happened in last September’s Benghazi attack killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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Boston bombings, Tea Party, the media, and hypocrisy

Saturday, May 11, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2013 — It’s been several weeks since Boston’s Patriot Day nightmare. We have long since learned that the Tsarnaev brothers who set off two bombs were influenced by Jihadist teachings from the Internet and from extremists who sometimes spoke at a Cambridge mosque.

Although we do not yet know as much about the three young men accused of helping them, Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev, and Robel Phillipos, nothing so far has suggested that their alleged assistance was motivated by any tea party affiliation. Undoubtedly this is a major disappointment to media pundits and other passionate moralists who express grave concern about the tea party while losing sleep over our country’s unjustified hostile attitude toward Muslims.

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Tsarnaev brothers: Should America ignore their Muslim affiliation?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washingon Times

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2013 — Once again, our country was assaulted by terrorists. Once again they were Muslim. Once again, we are being cautioned by academicians and politicians alike not to rush to judgment.

The talking points can be summed up like so: “Despite, their religious affiliation, perhaps these two Chechen brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (captured) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (dead) had some other motive for trying to kill just as many people as possible during Boston’s Patriots’ Day race. Even if they were acting as Muslims, they were only distorting and misrepresenting a beautiful, peaceful religion. A couple of bad apples don’t spoil the whole bunch.”

Boston Marathon Bombing: Talk Moves Faster Than Fact

Thursday, April 18, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2013 ― In the wake of an event more horrible than the original “Boston Massacre,” our bewildered country tries to make sense out of yesterday’s nightmare. At the moment, we have very few answers. It only took a split second for two bomb blasts to transform a beloved Boston tradition into a heart wrenching tragedy that will be remembered every Patriots’ Day for many years to come.

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2013 ― The Belgian playwright and poet Emile Cammaerts once wrote, “The first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything” (The Laughing Prophets, Page 211, 1937).

The nuttier our times become, the more profound Cammaerts starts to sound.

Naturally Cammaerts was making a general comment. There are exceptions to the rule. It does not necessarily follow that a person who does not believe one thing will automatically accept a goofier idea. Still, there are some very interesting trends today and it is quite ironic when those who claim the intellectual high ground for rejecting God go on to list some of the things they do believe.

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Suggestion For Rand Paul: Retire words Like ‘Tolerance”

Friday, March 22, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities@Washington Times.

SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2013 ― On a roll from his famous filibuster that protested drone strikes on U.S. citizens without a trial, Rand Paul seems to be taking advantage of a growing popularity by positioning himself for a future presidential bid that could distinguish himself from most Republicans.

“I believe a Republican Party that is more tolerant and dedicated to keeping the government out of people’s lives as much as possible would be more appealing to the rising generation,” Paul said a few days ago.

A CPAC Wish List: Who Will Emerge To Take On Obama?

Thursday, March 14, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2013 ― The annual rally known as CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) begins next week, and the stakes have never been higher. Conservative politicians and activists will give inspirational speeches in the hopes that their vision might help elevate them as favored contenders to save the Republican Party or the conservative movement at large.

As Republicans look toward the midterm elections of 2014 and the bigger prize of reclaiming the White House in 2016, realistic people wonder whether these future elections will be too little, too late. Significant change needs to happen now!

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87 Year Old Lorraine Bayless Denied CPR by Nurse

Saturday, March 9, 2013
posted by Bob Siegel

Originally published by Communities @ Washington Times

SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2013 ― What should have been an ordinary trip to the retirement home dining room turned into a nightmare, the last one 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless would ever experience.

The treatment of this poor woman at Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield, California marks an even greater nightmare for the moral bankruptcy of our once great nation. When Bayless suddenly collapsed, a nurse employee of Glenwood Gardens promptly called 911, asking for an ambulance. So far, so good, but when the 911 dispatcher asked the nurse if she was performing CPR, the nurse informed her that according to policy, she would not. Here is a portion of the chilling, seven-minute, sixteen-second phone call.

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