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  • The Four Pillars of the Christian Life

    01/31/2013 1:49:23 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 30, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I and twelve other pastors, have been meeting recently to embark on a period and plan for renewal in our parishes. which focuses back on the fundamental mission of the Church, and of our parishes, and which seeks to restore a kind of back to basics approach to Church life.For too often many parishes are reduced from being lighthouses to clubhouses; from being thermostats which set the temperature of culture, to thermometers that merely record the temperature; from being places where Christ is central, and it is his wedding, to being places where Christ is merely an invited guest at...
  • President Obama's Approval Rating tops 100 Percent! [Satire]

    01/31/2013 1:33:28 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 31, 2013 | Dan Miller
    President Obama, rightfully jealous of the immense popularity of his rival, North Korea's Kim Chi-un, has managed to surpass him. North Korean women joyfully considering the bright futures of their children under Kim Chi-un After long running neck with North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Chi-un as the most popular head of state ever, President Obama had seemed likely to suffer a major setback when Kim delighted his people even more than before by becoming the first head of state go to the moon. Not content with trying to diminish Kim's popularity in North Korea by spreading rumors that he might...
  • Obama Announces New Statue of Liberty Sign

    01/31/2013 1:29:37 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 12 replies
    January 31, 2013 | Doc Savage
    Taking a cue from Project Veritas, President Obama today announced that he was personally authorizing via Executive Order a new sign to built at the base of the Statue of Liberty. The sign will be the world's largest LED screen and will be visible to maritime ships up to 100 miles away. President Obama said that it will have an important message for all nations of the world as it states, "Welcome to America,...A Nuclear Bomb Free Country!" The President reiterated that he wants the world to know that America has no nuclear arsenal and that we are completely helpless...
  • History Doesn't Reward Bullies

    01/31/2013 1:27:25 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 8 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | January 31, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    Considered a cancer-surviving “badass on a bike,” it turns out Lance Armstrong is just a badass — and a fraud. Armstrong's admission that he doped his way to seven Tour de France titles even prompted CBS News CEO Jeffrey Fager to Think Again about his network's role in the “Miracle Man's” narrative. “We helped create the myth,” he acknowledged, because “we wanted to believe this absolutely inspirational story. But we were duped.” Unearned moral superiority and blazing self-righteousness hastened Armstrong's rise as he slandered and sued whistle-blowers into submission. “I was a bully in the sense that I tried to...
  • Waitress Who Posted No-Tip Receipt From “Pastor” Customer Fired From Job

    01/31/2013 1:23:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 147 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 01/31/2013 | By Chris Morran
      (Reddit) Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt. Now we’ve learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.   “I originally posted the note as a lighthearted joke,” says Chelsea, who was dismissed from her job at Applebee’s on Wednesday, as the story began to spread across the Internet. “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because...
  • “Washington Post” Civil War Breaks Into Public View

    01/31/2013 1:20:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/ ^ | January 31,2013 | Rosie Gray
    Senator Jim Inhofe cited a blog post by conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin during the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel on Thursday, setting in motion a public argument on Twitter. Inhofe, who called Rubin a reporter, cited a blog post of her's about Hagel. Shortly thereafter, Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran took issue with Rubin's work on Twitter, saying that Rubin "is NOT a WaPo reporter."
  • ABC, Which Spiked Tim Scott’s Senate Appointment, Highlights New Senator Mo Cowan

    01/31/2013 1:20:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Last month, when the Republican Governor of South Carolina named GOP U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” according to The State newspaper, thus becoming the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the Senate, ABC’s World News didn’t mention it. Fast-forward to Wednesday night, and ABC anchor Diane Sawyer suddenly found it newsworthy that the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appointed an African-American to replace new Secretary of State John Kerry, trumpeting: “Look closely at this picture. That is William ‘Mo’ Cowan...
  • Case Closed, No Charges in Patrick Moran Investigation (so what if he was caught red-handed)

    01/31/2013 1:17:33 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 12 replies
    Arlington County issued a media statement today reporting that an investigation of election offense violations against Patrick Moran, the son of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has been concluded and no charges will be brought. A criminal investigation was initiated by the Arlington County Police Department in October 2012 after a video was released allegedly depicting Patrick Moran, former Director of Field Operations for the Jim Moran for Congress campaign organization, assisting another to vote illegally. According to the media statement, Patrick Moran and the Jim Moran for Congress campaign “provided full cooperation throughout the investigation,” whereas “despite repeated attempts to...
  • The USA of I.O.U. (History Shows That America Was Founded For Debtors, By Debtors)

    01/31/2013 1:12:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Bankers Anonymous ^ | 01/31/2013 | By The Banker
    Every once in a while I read a finance article that sticks in my head and never goes away. An article about the historical intersection of debt and the United States from the New Yorker from four years ago by Jill Lepore is just one of these.[1]The USA of IOUJill LeporeÂ’s article explains that in many ways the United States was founded of the debtors, by the debtors, for the debtors.We know from English literature that the United States represented a fresh start for insolvents from the lower and upper classes, which makes sense when we learn that both DickensÂ’...
  • AWOL Republicans

    01/31/2013 1:08:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2013 | The Editors
    Women may be ready for combat, but Republicans aren’t. When the Obama administration announced that it would allow women into combat units, prominent Republicans were quick to say that they supported the policy — generally without any reservations or hints that there might be reasons for concern. A party that fought for decades against allowing open homosexuals to serve in the military is now thoughtlessly accepting a much more problematic change in military-personnel policy.They are doing so on naïve assumptions. The first is that physical standards will not change, and only those few women who meet ones developed for...
  • Huffington Post Gets Charter School Study Wrong

    01/31/2013 1:07:29 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2013 | Michael Van Beek
    A Huffington Post article titled “Charter School Growth in Michigan Brings a Cautionary Tale on Quality” goes to great lengths to twist the overwhelmingly positive results of a new study of Michigan’s charter schools by Stanford University into something else. Here's a statistic the article's author, Joy Resmovits, picked out of the study: A CREDO study on Michigan released this week found that 80 percent of charters perform below the 50th percentile of achievement in reading, and 84 percent perform below that threshold in math. This observation appears on pages 35 and 36 of the study. As the study itself...
  • Trusting Your Own Government (or Not)

    01/31/2013 1:07:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2013 | John Harvey
    Earlier this month, Geraldo Rivera asked a caller: "How could you not trust your own government?" Putting aside big and little episodes of untrustworthy government in the history of this country like the Trail of Tears, the internment of Americans of Japanese descent, Kent State, Waco, Fast and Furious, and the Benghazi Coverup, Rivera implies the burden of proof lies with the skeptical citizen when it comes to trust. But his question only diverts our attention. The issue isn't the relative peace in the body politic at this instant. The question Geraldo asks really goes to the heart of the...
  • (Vanity) The end of an era, The Cox model engine

    01/31/2013 1:05:36 PM PST · by mowowie · 65 replies
    So i'm supposed to suprise my 7 yr old nephew next thursday and meet him for lunch at school for some kind of whatever thing... Anyways i thought i'd bring him a cool gift of one of those Cox .049 engine tethered race cars only to find that they they don't make them anymore? I looked it up on wiki since amazon seemed to be down. Production stopped around 4 years ago. Aparrently wiki is barred from FR so i can't post the thread but i had no idea of all the variants of this motor, wow......anyways.. JEEEEEZZZZZZ.....i grew up...
  • Arkansas House passes legislation striking churches as gun-free zones (concealed carry win)

    01/31/2013 1:05:18 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 6 replies
    Arkansas Legislature ^ | 31 JAN 13 | dcbryan1
    A House committee this morning endorsed Sen. Bryan King's (R) bill to allow guns in church, if the churches approve, which means final action is close at hand. Gov. Mike Beebe (D) says he'll sign it.
  • Bob McDonnell’s “Road for Nobody” near Hampton Roads insults Northern Virginia

    01/31/2013 1:04:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert McCartney
    A few years ago, Alaska’s proposed “Bridge to Nowhere” became a national symbol of wasteful government spending on little-needed projects. Now Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has pushed through his own version of this embarrassment, a $1.4 billion highway outside Hampton Roads that qualifies as a “Road for Nobody.” McDonnell has perplexed people across the state by his insistence on adding a tolled, four-lane highway parallel to U.S. 460. It will stretch for 55 miles from Petersburg, a Richmond suburb, southeast to Suffolk. The deal signed in December to build the road is especially insulting to traffic-jammed Northern Virginia, where...
  • Ted Cruz Stuns Hagel With Al Jazeera 'Bully' Bite (Video at link)

    01/31/2013 1:02:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 115 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) confronted former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel with a clip from his 2009 interview with Al Jazeera during today's Defense Secretary confirmation hearing. The Secretary of Defense nominee can be heard agreeing with a caller's assertion that the United States is the "world's bully."
  • ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’

    01/31/2013 12:58:32 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Washington Bree Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media. hagel’s making biden look rhetorically sure-footed — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013 this hearing is beginning to remind me of the 1st Obama-Romney debate — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013 This Hagel hearing is a disaster. — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 31, 2013
  • White House Warns Syria on Weapons after Syria Threatens Israel

    01/31/2013 12:55:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    The White House on Thursday warned Syria not to transfer weapons to Hizbullah, as tensions mounted following reported Israeli raids on a military research center and a weapons convoy. "Syria should not further destabilize the region by transferring weaponry to Hizbullah," said Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor. Syria on Thursday warned that it reserves the right to retaliate to what it says was an Israeli air strike on a military research center..., as it lodged a complaint with the United Nations. The Syrian foreign ministry said Israel "and the states that protect it at the UN Security...
  • Paul Krugman Answers Paul Ryan on Debt Crisis: We Can Print Money

    01/31/2013 12:54:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Paul Krugman Answers Paul Ryan on Debt Crisis: We Can Print Money January 31, 2013 By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) – Responding to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's warning that if the federal government continues to run annual $1 trillion deficits we will eventually face a debt crisis, liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said Wednesday that that is not a legitimate worry because the U.S. government can always print money and weaken the buying power of the dollar. Weakening the dollar, Krugman said, would be a good thing. “The United States is a country that has its...
  • Bill to exempt guns introduced into Texas Legislature

    01/31/2013 12:52:17 PM PST · by TexasRedeye · 48 replies
    Texas Legislature ^ | 01/31/13 | laubenburg
    Introduced Caption Text: Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.