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  • Why Did General John Allen Speak at DNC Convention For Hillary Clinton?….(LONG ARTICLE)

    07/29/2016 6:42:48 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 37 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 29, 2016 | sundance
    When you read this, sip slowly, dust off the way-back machine, and think about those who have surfaced visibly to support Hillary Clinton. Including “retired” U.S. General John Allen (retired in 2012), who was previously brought out of retirement to lead President Obama’s fight against ISIS in 2014. In order to understand the scope of the relationships it takes understanding the full back story. Stay with it…. general john allen The question posed to the Tree House back in 2014 was: Why is the White House selecting a retired General John Allen, instead of a current commanding officer to lead...
  • State Dept. apologizes for promoting Muslim cleric who backed killing of US soldiers

    05/27/2014 4:10:28 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The apology came on the heels of a Friday Washington Free Beacon report detailing the CT Bureau’s promotion of Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of a radical Muslim scholars group that was founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans.” Bin Bayyah himself is one of several clerics who endorsed a 2004 fatwa, or religious...
  • With Apologies To Donald Trump For the Crazy ‘Nativist’ Rant of Cardinal Dolan

    07/31/2015 5:44:14 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Father Marcel Guarnizo
    This week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to the New York Daily News to write an incoherent and defamatory political hit piece against Donald Trump. As a Catholic priest, I can only say it is embarrassing to have a Cardinal so blatantly and unfairly trying to associate Mr. Trump with the worst kinds of racism imaginable. I offer an apology on behalf of so many Catholics who are outraged by the dirty politics of Cardinal Dolan. Ever so “cleverly,” Dolan makes clear that in his opinion Trump is the revival of nativism, “an organized, white, Protestant antagonism towards the Catholic immigrant,”...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies ^ | 7-19-15 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo’s head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did — to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • The Protestant's Dilemma: A Review (Part One)

    02/01/2015 1:05:39 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 64 replies
    Beggers All ^ | Jan. 13 2015 | James Swan
    Recently I picked up The Protestant's Dilemma: How the Reformation’s Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism (San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2014). In the preface of the Kindle edition, an unidentified author states that the primary author, Devin Rose, has put forth a book looking to engage in "dialogue" specifically"with members of the thousands of Protestant sects." The book is said to raise issues that a Protestant "has never considered before," not simply to have dialogue for the sake of mutual understanding, but rather to have "conciliar" dialogue in which the goal is to show the logical inconsistency of Protestantism...
  • Todd Apologizes for Calling Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    11/03/2014 7:04:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    During a Morning Joe appearance late last month, Chuck Todd, as we reported, described the congressional race on Staten Island as a "fight between mob families." Not a great idea for a guy who not long before saw his comment that Alison Lundergan Grimes had "disqualified herself" made into a Mitch McConnell ad. Back on the show this morning, Todd offered an unqualified apology for his "mob families" hit, calling it "bad, wrong" and a "cheap slur." But that didn't stop Joe Scarborough from trying to turn it into a joke and make things about himself. View the video here.
  • HOLMES: Why the world is unmoved by Obama’s apologies

    09/29/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kim R. Holmes - Former Asst. SOS
    President Obama insulted many Americans last week when he raised events in Ferguson, Missouri, during his United Nations speech. They chafed at the implied moral equivalence of a shooting still in legal dispute with the many lethal foreign threats besieging the world. While such rhetoric is divisive at home, there is another problem. The president does not seem to understand that most of the world is completely unmoved by such apologies. Most of the world does not see an earnest moralist struggling with America’s complicated past or a humble man admitting his own foibles. Instead, they see a weak leader...
  • Pope Apologizes for "Catholics who Obstructed Pentecostal Growth"

    08/01/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/01/14 | New Catholic
    We interrupt this Sandro Magister column for an important announcement: "The Temple of Solomon has reopened!" No, not the original Temple, of course: all over the news (cf. reports at the Times and in Forbes magazine), one can see the announcement of a bizarre gaudy 300-million-dollar supposed replica built by a Pentecostal sect in the largest Brazilian city, Sao Paulo. We wish to offer our readers a glimpse of how much the Catholic Church has "obstructed the growth" (in the Pope's words) of these Pentecostal communities in Latin America.
  • Ronin Unquits

    03/22/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT · by Ronin · 38 replies
    My gut | Today | Ronin
    OK, I am back. Not that anyone missed me, but I really needed a time out after last November.
  • Libya And Egypt: Obama's Jimmy Carter Moment

    09/13/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 13, 2012
    Embassy Attacks: As our Mideast policy once again crashes and burns, the president promises a tough response at a Las Vegas fundraiser and the press coordinates attacks on the candidate who says our emperor has no clothes. If the scenes in Benghazi and Cairo seem eerily familiar, they should. They are similar to the days before our embassy in Tehran was seized in 1979 and held for 444 days, the rotten fruit of a policy that deposed a loyal friend in the name of human rights and instead brought the world a government of, by and for fanatics in Iran...
  • September 11, 2012 - and Obama Apologizes

    09/13/2012 1:41:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 13, 2012
    Obama Record: Four Americans are killed in Libya, our consulate burned and our Egyptian embassy stormed on the anniversary of 9/11 after we apologize for a film allegedly "insulting to Islam." Arab Spring, Mr. President? Maybe President Obama shouldn't have skipped all those national intelligence briefings. The burning of our Libyan consulate in Benghazi, the murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others, including two U.S. Marines, and the storming of our embassy in Egypt after our diplomats apologized for a film made in the U.S. should show just who is the foreign policy novice in the 2012 presidential...
  • A time for apologies..

    04/18/2012 11:47:26 AM PDT · by pickrell · 4 replies
    18 April 2012 | Ron Pickrell
    President Obama has spent several years apologizing to persons and powers all over the world. Far more is now needed. Pundits have warned about the damage that could have been done by hookers being in the same hotel rooms with secret service agents who had access to matters of national security. They are shocked- yes shocked- to realize that the country's interests could have been damaged by this occurrence. These hookers deserve a public apology. Which of these hookers could have damaged our national security as much as the persons the President installed in place to advise him? Could any...
  • Obama to AIPAC: I make no apologies for pursuing peace

    03/04/2012 9:54:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/4/12 | staff
    US President Obama reaffirms commitment to Israel, calls the Jewish State's security sacrosanct and non-negotiable; announces he will present Shimon Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. By Screenshot US President Barack Obama said Sunday that he "make[s] no apologies for pursuing peace" between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel's own leaders, he said, understand the importance of peace. Speaking at the AIPAC Conference in Washington, the US president said he believes "peace is profoundly in Israel's security interests." Various issues from shifting demographics to emerging technologies "demand a resolution to this issue.
  • No Apologies From Newt

    February 24, 2012 No apologies from Newt Gingrich explains blasting Obama for Koran burning apology, sounds off on Iran, Syria, and upcoming primaries in Michigan and Arizona
  • Rick Perry, the ‘no apologies’ candidate

    Twelve hours removed from a controversy about his suggestion that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was engaging in “treasonous” behavior Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign didn’t try to walk back the remark. In fact, they doubled down on it. “I am passionate about the issue but I stand by what I said,” Perry told reporters in Iowa today. Although Perry’s campaign is only a few days old, the episode provides a telling insight into the Texas governor: he is brash, bold and unapologetic about being so. And that just might make him a perfect fit for the current Republican primary...
  • Obama on tour: ‘I make no apologies for being reasonable’

    08/16/2011 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/16/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    DECORAH, Iowa — Hitting back against an emboldened GOP, President Barack Obama launched a rare direct attack Monday on the Republican presidential field, criticizing his potential 2012 rivals for their blanket opposition to any deficit-cutting compromise involving new taxes.“That’s just not common sense,” Obama told the crowd at a town hall-style meeting in Cannon Falls, Minn., as he kicked off a three-day bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.“You’ve got to be willing to compromise to move the country forward,” the president said later in the day as he delivered the same message at a town hall in Decorah, Iowa.
  • BEL MOONEY: Why are so many young women today full of rage?

    12/01/2010 4:27:59 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st December 2010 | By Bel Mooney
    A few days ago, I was reversing my car from a space in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge car park, pleased to have found some beautiful flowers to take to my sick friend. Suddenly I heard a screech of rage. Failing to check my rear view properly, I’d narrowly missed backing into the small car entering the car park at a real lick. Even inside my vehicle the torrent of abuse was deafening. So I got out, hands up in supplication and apologies tumbling from my lips. ‘You f****** old bag,’ screamed the very pretty 18 or 19-year-old girl...
  • Mass murderer Fidel Castro says the Tea Party is leading America toward 'fascism'

    11/19/2010 8:58:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-18-2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Mass murderer Fidel Castro says the Tea Party is leading America toward 'fascism' By: Mark Hemingway 11/18/10 4:17 PM . Well, it's official. If this monster is threatened by it, the Tea Party can't be all bad: Speaking to a group of students visiting Havana, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro accused the Tea Party of leading the United States towards "fascism."In his comments, Castro chided the United States as a "ruined nation" and derided the Tea Party as "extreme right." I mean just recently Castro was apologizing for sending gay people to labor camps, but I think we know the...
  • Elections have Consequences Apologies have Consequences too!

    11/19/2010 8:08:53 AM PST · by Alaphiah123
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/19/10 | Alaphiah
    Since being elected president, Barry Hussein Soetoro has repeatedly made highly unflattering recriminations against the former president and the United States of America on the world stage. Soetoro has often cast America as the greedy imperialist colonial world power which stole it’s undeserved wealth from the people of the world. Based on an extremely negative narrative Soetoro has also repeatedly apologized for America’s economic, political and military world dominance and success. In essence, Soetoro has given those who are jealous of America’s overall success justification for their own economic and political failures. However, more importantly Soetoro has given those who...
  • President Obama's Compulsive Appeasement Disorder

    08/27/2010 3:37:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2010 | Robert Weissberg
    With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, the U.S. became the world's only superpower -- Uncle Sam would say, "Jump," and the response would be, "How high?" This has not continued; if anything, on today's world stage, Uncle Sam increasingly resembles Rodney "I don't get no respect" Dangerfield. We cannot even kill off a few ragtag third-world pirates, let alone impose our will on Iran or make Hugo Chávez nervous. There's a simple explanation: we are no longer feared. Superpowers of yesteryear, going back to the Greeks and Romans, were feared for a reason -- they leveled a...
  • An International Apology for President Obama

    07/26/2010 2:50:11 PM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 4 replies
    All Voices ^ | July 26, 2010 | R.G. Yoho
    Like many proud Americans, who care greatly about our country, I am getting sick and tired of watching our president traveling around the world, apologizing for the United States of America. Therefore, I feel compelled to apologize to the world for President Barack Obama.
  • Barnicle Pans Kirk Apology: Maybe Mark Should Use Mike's

    06/30/2010 5:43:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I blog often about Mike Barnicle, and while referring to him as a former Boston Globe columnist, am not in the habit of mentioning his ignominious departure from the Globe under a cloud of plagiarism. But Barnicle today forces my hand . . . Mark Kirk has gotten himself into a mess of trouble. The Republican candidate for US Senate from Illinois has been caught out misrepresenting his record of service both in the military and as a school teacher. Morning Joe today aired a clip of Kirk's apology, and Mike Barnicle found it wanting. In truth, Kirk's statement was...
  • Too Many Apologies (Thomas Sowell)

    02/23/2010 6:26:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 1,076+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | February 24, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Tiger Woods doesn't owe me an apology. Nothing that he has ever done has cost me a dime nor an hour of sleep. This is not a plea to be "non-judgmental." I am very judgmental about all sorts of things, including Tiger Woods' bad behavior. But that is very different from saying that he somehow owes me an apology. For all I know, my neighbors may be judgmental when I drive out of my driveway in a 15-year-old car. But they have never said anything to me about it, and I have never offered them an apology. This is not...
  • So hard to say 'I'm sorry' (A Tale of Two Apologies)

    02/20/2010 6:51:38 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 8 replies · 310+ views
    The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton, NB) ^ | February 20th, 2010 | NA
    So hard to say 'I'm sorry' Published Saturday February 20th, 2010 It was good while it lasted, but it was over far too soon. That is one way to describe the apology Saint John-Lancaster Liberal MLA Abel LeBlanc offered in the legislature on Thursday. The week before in the house, he lost his temper and embarrassed himself and the rest of the province with three middle-finger gestures and a challenge to go outside and fight members of the opposition. Strangely, it was the opposition that was left out of his apology - the very group he attacked. He apologized to...
  • Obama a tough critic of himself (GAG ALERT!!!)

    10/27/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Baladas · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/27/09 | Jennifer Loven
    WASHINGTON — “I wish that we had come back with better news from Copenhagen,” President Barack Obama said a few weeks ago after an unsuccessful trip across the ocean to try to snag the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago. It wasn’t the kind of happy spin that politicians typically come up with after a failure. Call it a breath of fresh air or a turnoff. Either way, the man in the Oval Office is making a habit of confessing, apologizing, revealing and regretting. Don’t mistake it: Team Obama doesn’t miss many chances to try to put its actions in a...
  • Senate Committee Apologizes to All Native Americans for Violence and Maltreatment by U.S. Citizens

    08/10/2009 11:40:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 214 replies · 7,440+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | August 10, 2009 | Penny Starr
    The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed a resolution by voice vote last week apologizing "on behalf of American people" to all Indian tribes for the mistreatment and violence by American citizens. Senate Joint Resolution 14, sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), states that its purpose is “to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the Federal Government regarding Indian Tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States.” In Section 1A, No. 4 of the resolution states that the apology is on behalf of U.S. citizens for harm they...
  • Apologies aren't expected at Obama 'beer summit'

    07/30/2009 9:59:18 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 85 replies · 2,759+ views
    Breitbart/Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2009 | Staff
    President Barack Obama does not expect his "beer summit" will be a mediation session for the black professor and the white policeman who arrested him to work out their differences, the White House said Thursday. Obama invited Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley to join him for a beer in hopes of quieting the furor over the president's comment that in taking Gates into custody police had "acted stupidly." Gibbs told reporters that none of the three planned to say anything about their meeting when reporters are allowed to join them Thursday evening...
  • Dr. Nile Gardiner - Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower

    07/25/2009 4:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,861+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 2, 2009 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. and Morgan Roach
    A common theme that runs through President Obama's statements is the idea the United States must atone for its past policies, whether it is America's application of the war against Islamist terrorism or its overall foreign policy. At the core of this message is the concept that the U.S. is a flawed nation that must seek redemption by apologizing for its past "sins." On several occasions, President Obama has sought to apologize for the actions of his own country when addressing a foreign audience--including seven of the 10 apologies listed below. The President has already apologized for his country to...
  • Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies

    06/07/2009 3:48:46 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 7 replies · 915+ views
    The Heritage Foundation | 06-02-09 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. and Morgan Roach
    How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower A common theme that runs through President Obama's statements is the idea the United States must atone for its past policies, whether it is America's application of the war against Islamist terrorism or its overall foreign policy. At the core of this message is the concept that the U.S. is a flawed nation that must seek redemption by apologizing for its past "sins."
  • Obama's Kindness to the Cruel

    04/28/2009 3:02:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 423+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2009 | Victor Sharpe
    There is an ancient saying best summarized as: "Those who are kind to the cruel in the end will be cruel to the kind." We saw this warning vividly and sorrowfully cast aside at the Summit of All Americas as President Obama smiled and warmly embraced the thug, Hugo Chavez, who sits astride Venezuela while its frail democracy dies by a "thousand cuts" under his growing dictatorship. Obama greeted Hugo Chavez 24 hours after the Venezuelan ruler said, "The United States Empire is on its way down and will be finished in the near future, inshallah!" The Arabic word Chavez...

    04/24/2009 3:19:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 841+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    THE calendar says Presi dent Obama took office in 2009, although that's only a technicality. In his own mind, Obama ascended in Year Zero, a time of ritualistic cleansing in preparation for the relaunching of an America free from its past sins. Has a US president ever appeared less vested in his nation's history than Obama? He shrugged off a rancid attack on America by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega at the Summit of the Americas, including a rant on the Bay of Pigs operation in 1961, by saying he was only 3 months old at the time. Nothing to do...
  • Why Obama's Blame Game Must Eventually Fail

    04/21/2009 2:01:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 420+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | April 21, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Our President is working a list of nations he feels we’ve offended and he’s apologizing. Ultimately, that behavior will bite him back. Significant apologies drag sea anchors called consequences. You accidently bump into someone in an elevator and say “I’m sorry.” No consequences, unless they’re psycho. You accidently run over your neighbor’s cat and say “I’m sorry.” There may or may not be consequences, depending on your relationship with your neighbor. You drive drunk and cause an accident injuring others. “I’m sorry” doesn’t ease the consequences. As President Obama apologizes across the globe, eventually some recipients of his apologies will...
  • Obama Apologizes to Asteroids for "Observing their Motions without a Warrant"

    04/14/2009 7:51:39 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 11 replies · 498+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 14th, 2009 | Rand Simberg
    WASHINGTON (Routers) With his historic speech today, most analysts agreed that the Obama administration made huge inroads in rebuilding America’s relations with the rest of the solar system, reversing anti-terrestrial hostility that had understandably built up in the wake of years of Bush administration arrogance and interplanetary war mongering. In an address before the International Astronomical Union, the president made a moving plea for understanding to all the asteroids that may find our planet in their path. “This asteroid problem is one that we inherited from the last administration, which not only did nothing about it, but exacerbated it with...
  • German magazine bags Obama "confession" at G-20

    04/10/2009 8:36:46 PM PDT · by indcons · 38 replies · 4,069+ views
    While pundits in the United States debate whether or not President Obama inclined his body toward Saudi King Abdullah at last week’s Group of 20 meeting in London, attention in Europe is more focused on the president’s verbal bowing during the summit. During the final “decisive” session of the G-20 meeting, President Obama uttered three words that, at least according to this account by the respected German news magazine Der Spiegel, amounted to a US confession for causing the financial crisis and and “may go down in world history as one of the greatest statements ever made.” What, pray tell,...
  • Regrets only

    04/09/2009 2:04:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 529+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 09, 2009 | Mike Bates
    Watching Barack Obama this past week was painful. The new president went out of his way to apologize for America's flaws. His groveling won rave reviews from some foreigners, the American mainstream media, and others who hold the United States in contempt. A key component to Obama's approach was apologetically groveling. Expressing regrets about America is something that apparently comes easily to Obama. Certainly he's had enough experience in apologizing for his own fumbles. He said he was sorry for comparing his bowling prowess to the Special Olympics. He had to call Nancy Reagan and apologize for saying she held...
  • An Apology to Israel and the Rest of America's True Friends and Allies

    04/08/2009 4:00:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 324+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 08, 2009 | Pamela Meister
    President Obama, as befits a true leftist, has been apologizing vociferously to the world for not only all of the horrible things George W. Bush did, but apparently also for the rest of us lowly Americans for being "arrogant" and "dismissive" toward Europe. I'll bet Eurolitists are practically wetting their pants at the admission of an American president that even though George W. Bush is out of office, the Ugly American is alive and well. Additionally, he made sure America received its share of the blame of the world economic crisis. By doing so, I suppose he's just trying to...
  • Apologies mark Obama’s early days in office

    02/04/2009 9:26:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 824+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/4/09 | Bob Cusack
    Sorry is not the hardest word for the Obama administration. Since Obama won the presidential election, the former senator from Illinois and top-ranking officials of his administration, including Vice President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, have delivered a handful of apologies. At his first press conference as president-elect, for example, Obama made a remark about Nancy Reagan that he quickly regretted. Asked if he had spoken with any ex-presidents since the election, Obama said he had contacted all former presidents “that are living.” “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any...
  • Pellicano: No apologies to those he spied on (says he got careless, targets lied under oath)

    12/16/2008 1:19:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 531+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano says he won't apologize to the people he spied on but does take responsibility for the tactics that brought him a 15-year prison sentence.
  • McCain Praised Pastor Who Called Islam "A Conspiracy of Spiritual Evil"

    05/22/2008 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 135+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    America was founded in order to destroy Islam? Statements like that give the anti-jihad movement a wingnut patina that, of course, ABC is happy to perpetuate in this anti-McCain hit piece, which breezes by the fact that his campaign has strongly disavowed these statements. But when McCain's campaign strongly disavows these statements, is he disavowing them all -- including the manifestly true statement that some Muslims quite obviously intend to conquer and Islamize the world? Is McCain completely unaware of the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document, An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America," in...
  • U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice. Military apologizes.

    05/17/2008 5:09:19 PM PDT · by Prole · 170 replies · 1,512+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2008 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A soldier used the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturday. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond apologizes after a soldier admitted using the Quran for target practice. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, apologized to leaders in Radhwaniya, in the western outskirts of Baghdad, for the staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader assigned to the headquarters of the 64th Armored Regiment. He also read a letter of apology by the shooter. It was the first...
  • Open mouth, insert cohorts' feet

    03/17/2008 5:00:30 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 275+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 15, 2008 | Tim Rutten
    Don't presidential candidates get tired of apologizing for remarks they didn't make? It's in the nature of campaigns to careen from the totally unexpected to the utterly unthinkable, but recent events in the presidential contest probably ought to be filed under the heading: "With friends like these." By Friday, all three candidates had been forced to apologize for the offensive views of a prominent supporter. John McCain was first, when one of the evangelical ministers whose approval he has so assiduously courted turns out to have some inconvenient views. John Hagee, a prominent Texas televangelist, also happens to teach that...
  • McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery

    10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 143 replies · 210+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them “dark chapters in our history.” McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago. “They were federal policies,” Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. “They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.” McCain agreed...
  • Virginia 'sorry' for slavery role

    02/25/2007 10:15:00 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 82 replies · 1,214+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, February 25, 2007
    Virginia's General Assembly has adopted a resolution, expressing "profound regret" for the role the US state played in slavery. The resolution was passed by a 96-0 vote in the House and also unanimously backed in the 40-member Senate. Although non-binding, the resolution sent an important symbolic message, its sponsors said. Lawmakers also expressed regret for "the exploitation of Native Americans" in Virginia. Saturday's resolution was passed as the state was preparing to mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, where the first Africans arrived in 1619. It said that government-sanctioned slavery "ranks as the most horrendous of all depredations of...
  • Sorry in advance, Jesse Jackson (The reverend turns down a preemptive 'I'm sorry')

    12/05/2006 5:00:23 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 904+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5 December 2006 | Joel Stein
    ...So after putting in a request that I thought Jackson's staff wouldn't take seriously, I was startled when my phone rang two hours later and the reverend was on the other end. I would be absolved, I thought, in two or three minutes. I was very wrong. When I explained my request, it became clear that this hypothetical offensive thing I might do someday was instead happening right now. "Why should you be offensive?" Jackson asked, annoyed. "I don't know why you would do that." Luckily, as I was stammering a response, Jackson smoothly segued into reciting his own agenda....
  • Americans are rich in embarrassments

    11/29/2006 4:17:41 AM PST · by wgflyer · 11 replies · 743+ views ^ | November 29, 2006 | Kathleen Parker
    The republic would seem to be in good health, if not sound mind, when hurt feelings and public embarrassment are the picadors of public passion. The past few weeks have provided a surfeit of sensitivity challenges: -- A group of ``lactivists'' staged a nurse-in to protest an airline's insensitivity to a breast-feeding mom. - Two African-American men hired a lawyer to sweeten an apology they're demanding from a racist, epithet-hurling comedian.
  • Radio station apologizes for skit

    10/02/2006 5:15:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 558+ views
    AP ^ | October 2, 2006
    Top 40 radio station KDWB-FM in the Twin Cities has apologized for an on-air comedy skit called "Muslim Jeopardy." The skit included an announcer using a fake South Asia accent introducing contest categories such as "infamous infidels" and "potent portables," according to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which said it had received complaints about the skit.
  • Hollywood Apologies (The Double Standard) (Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer)

    08/03/2006 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,107+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 8/4/2006 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Hollywood Apologies This week Mel Gibson had an unfortunate relapse in his fight with alcohol, and because of some imprudent comments made while in that state, Hollywood is demanding an apology. Appropriately so; but when Mel actually and fully apologized, Hollywood elites and the Anti-Defamation League seem to have been singularly unsatisfied with his mea culpa and are psychoanalyzing his deeper motives for what he said. Be that as it may, Mel did what good people are supposed to do when they fall: he took immediate responsibility for his actions, apologized completely, promised to amend his ways and is making...
  • An Open Letter To The World (from an Israeli)

    07/23/2006 6:59:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 110 replies · 4,560+ views
    Email Today | July 23, 2006
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WORLD An Israeli's reply to the world (UN) can be summed up in two words and they aren't Happy Birthday. Dear World, I understand that you are upset by us, here in Israel. Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry. (Outraged?) Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. Today, it is the "brutal repression of the Palestinians"; yesterday it was Lebanon; before that it was the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Baghdad and the Yom Kippur War and the Sinai campaign. It appears that Jews who triumph...

    11/02/2004 12:36:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 666+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    AMERICANS will certainly have 9/11 in mind when they vote today. But they should keep another date in mind, too — one almost exactly a quarter-century ago: Nov. 4, 1979. A clear path runs to 9/11 from the day of the raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the seizure of American hostages. The 1979 embassy attack came at a time when the administration of President Jimmy Carter was trying to prop up the new Khomeinist regime in Tehran. Carter had decided to support Khomeini in the context of the so-called "Green Belt" strategy developed by National Security...
  • Thank you Jim Robinson, and some apologies to othere I've wronged here

    11/12/2005 7:51:06 PM PST · by Coral Snake · 342 replies · 6,225+ views
    myself ^ | 11-12-2005 | Coral Snake
    I just wanted to publicly thank you Jim for restoring my account today. I also made this post to apologize to the following FReepers: Jim Robinson, John Robinson, BobJ, Doug from Upland, Howlin, nopardons, onyx, Golden Eagle, and any others I might have missed that are still here for the assorted personal attacks and badmouthings I made about them while associated with TLBSHOW and sites like ClownPosse/Anti Kooking/Anti Freeping. However DON'T expect me to be making more personal attacks against such former associates. I have returned here as a part of a Gun Rights Crusade I'm currently engaged in and...