Thursday, March 31, 2011

Deja vu

The recent military mission in Libya involving US service men and women has sparked debate and confusion among many Americans. While the mission’s overall humanitarian goals should be applauded, I believe the use of such force should be initiated only after ALL diplomatic options have been exhausted and there is evidence of an eminent threat to life and /or American interests.

The decision to bomb Libya has generated more questions than answers, including how the decision to enter Libya was deemed more urgent than similar scenarios in Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East. That said, the recent uprisings and civil unrest throughout the Middle East have drawn the attention of all who value free speech and liberty. The President’s decision to lead the initial efforts to establish a No Fly Zone over Libya and to lend covert support to the rebels has caused many to question not only what’s next, but whether picking sides in a civil war may eventually place American interests at an even greater risk in the future.

There have been numerous and mixed opinions regarding this issue from respondents here on Tanyafree.com. Personally, I am not convinced that the United States should be engaged in another front with troops already on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

While I must admit that I am in no way an expert in foreign affairs, IMHO, the United States should have abstained from the United Nations resolution that authorized the allied air strikes against the forces of Libya joining the ranks of China, Russia, Brazil, and Germany, India.

Isn’t it ironic that U.S. forces started bombing Libya on the same date that the war in Iraq began 8 years ago? An old adage comes to mind -

“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it." Is that what we want?

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Day Party!

Tanya Free and Friends

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show is taking a break this week, but the conversation continues 24/7 at Tanyafree.com. We have a surprise for you this week. We will be airing a brand new installment of “The Tanya Free Experience Destination Jazz” Wednesday at 2:30pm on WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and www.wclmradioonline.com.

As a special thank you, we are offering a Tanya Free and Friends TEE Shirt to the FIRST 3 listeners to  correctly post the name and artist of the first 2 songs of the show.

Please post your answers and contact info here on  Tanyafree.com. No phone calls,please. Don’t worry, we will only post your name and city on the site.

Don’t forget to catch Destination Jazz at its usual time every Saturday @6:30pm EST on WCLM1450AM and www.wclmradioonline.com and 24/7 @ www.tanyafree.com.

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We are excited to announce that The TanyaFree.com Question of the Week can be heard on the Big John Trimble Show weekdays at 8:30 am EST on WCLM1450AM  and repeating throughout the day on the Big John Trimble American Music Network online @ www.bigjohntrimble.com
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Calling the Shots

President Obama has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for his unilateral authorization of engaging U.S. military forces against Libya. Some are calling the President’s decision unconstitutional.

How do you feel about the President’s decision? Should he have consulted with Congress prior to engaging US forces?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Strength and solidarity

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The power of power

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Rebroadcast

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Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show “An Hour of Social and Political Straight Talk”
Today's Topics
“War in Libya”  “Crisis in Japan”
“Political maneuvering continues in Wisconsin and Michigan”

 

Monday, March 21, 2011

U.S. Nuclear Check?

Questions of the safety of nuclear plants have surfaced after the recent crisis in Japan. The US has reportedly set aside $18 billion dollars for new nuclear plants and several facilities have applied to extend their licenses.

How do you feel about nuclear energy and how safe would you feel living near a nuclear plant?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

FYI

We Are One: April 4 - National Day of Action 
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Rewind!

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Tanya Free and Friends are back with today's top political and social straight talk. Listen to the rebroadcast here at TanyaFree.com.

on air.....
Tanya talks with Delegate Jeion Ward ,member of the Virginia House of Delegates and President of the Hampton Federation of Teachers to discuss the impact and  possible nationwide repercussions surrounding Wisconsin’s decision to strike collective bargaining rights from Public Sector employees. 

on line.....
Question of the Week: Republican Senator John McCain has called for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya which would require the bombing of Libyan air defenses. A recent poll has revealed that support for the U.S. having a leading or major role in solving international problems has diminished.
In light of escalating unrest in Libya and throughout the Middle East, should the U.S. get involved militarily in Libya? 

on point.....
Live Life with a Purpose 365: Who was the first professionally trained African American physician?
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Drawing the Line

Republican Senator John McCain has called for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya which would require the bombing of Libyan air defenses. A recent poll has revealed that support for the U.S. having a leading or major role in solving international problems has diminished.

In light of escalating unrest in Libya and throughout the Middle East, should the U.S. get involved militarily in Libya?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Behind the scenes

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Rebroadcast

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on air........

The CIAA Basketball Tournament Recap
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on line........


College basketball junkies are gearing up for March Madness, the NCAA tournament that generates billions of dollars for the NCAA and member schools.

Respond to the Question of the Week

Should student athletes be compensated for their efforts and receive what many perceive as their fair share of the pie?

 

on point........

Live Life With a Purpose 365
Black History Month is a well deserved opportunity to recognize and celebrate our legacy. While Black History month allows us to spotlight our history and accomplishments, it shouldn’t be limited to just one month. We should always honor our rich history while we commit to highlight the accomplishments of our present day heroes and the future luminaries and dignitaries in the making.
 

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Monday, March 07, 2011

The Pie

College basketball junkies are gearing up for March Madness, the NCAA tournament that generates billions of dollars for the NCAA and member schools.

Should student athletes be compensated for their efforts and receive what many perceive as their fair share of the pie?

Thursday, March 03, 2011

White only

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Living in the Twilight Zone

Art is sometimes known to imitate life with a twist of exaggeration, whether on the big screen or small screen. But when life starts to imitate art, I’m compelled to ask the question – what’s going on?
Some may remember the popular television series “Twilight Zone” that ran in the late 1950’s. This bizarre drama portrayed ordinary people with ordinary lives that found themselves confronted with surreal situations that challenged their will to survive as well as their sanity.  In the episode “The Self Improvement of Salvadore Ross,” a self-centered man, used magic to make trades with people for his own personal gain.  In “The Brain Center at Whipple’s,” a corporate owner laid off workers replacing them with machines.

The present state of our country along with the lack of humanity and in many cases just the lack of plain common sense in today’s society have turned our lives into a real life surreal drama. The Twilight Zone TV show analogy is quite fitting considering today’s challenges just to survive and maintain one’s sanity in light of the turmoil of our economy, too big to fail Corporate America, costly and senseless wars, political madness, escalating tension in the Middle East and on and on and on. Let me not fail to mention our newly elected crop of public teacher bashing, budget slashing, union busting Governors jockeying for their daily five minutes of primetime exposure on all of the networks.

Is it me or does it feel like we are all in the middle of a present day Twilight Zone episode?
I say that it is high time for this episode to come to the caption that reads “The End.”

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