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  • QUESTION: Book Mentioned on David Barton's Heritage Series

    01/28/2013 9:35:35 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 4 replies
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    I'm trying to find a school textbook about government mentioned on the American History Series show Jan 27, 2013 by Davide Barton. I believe he said it was the first textbook published for the State of Connecticut around the 1850s. He also said all of the thirteen states used it, and many states used it up until around the 1960s. I can't remember the title, but it was a tiny book with just four items: 1. The Declaration of Independence 2. The Constitution of the United States 3. George Washington's Farewell Address 4. [I can't remember] It ended with...
  • David Barton and The Jefferson Lies

    08/22/2012 8:04:48 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 4 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-21-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program with Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson, the topic of David Barton and The Jefferson Lies is discussed in length.
  • A reminder why we need to stand up for David Barton, who the media is trying so hard to silence

    08/10/2012 12:51:58 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 17 replies
    America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling...
  • Hobby Lobby – They Got It Right

    08/09/2012 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Wall Builders ^ | 08/02/2012 | David Barton
    Recently, an article appeared in Fredericksburg.com, complaining about a Fourth of July ad run by Hobby Lobby that included several quotes reflecting the religious heritage of America. (Several of Hobby Lobby’s different holiday message ads can be seen here). The Fredericksburg article claimed that three of the historical declarations made in the ad were inaccurate, but historical documentation demonstrates that it is the critics and not Hobby Lobby who were errant in their claims. A. Complaint in Article: As referenced in the ad, John Jay did write a letter in which he declared it "the duty, as well as the...
  • Jefferson's Bible

    01/09/2012 7:39:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-8-12 | Craig Ferhman
    Rick Santorum's near-miss in Iowa provides a reminder that, for many Republican voters (and not a few candidates), religion and politics overlap. If you need another reminder, though, consider this: recently, the Smithsonian has restored and put on display a weird and fantastic 19th century book known as "The Jefferson Bible." That's Jefferson as in Thomas, and this private, personal document offers a useful case study in how politics and Christianity have mixed it up in American history, right up to today. To understand Jefferson's Bible, you need to start with the one book he published in his lifetime: "Notes...
  • Beck & David Barton discuss Judicial Tyranny but no mention of Gingrich remarks

    01/06/2012 7:38:29 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 9 replies
    January 6, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Last night on Glenn Beck's GBTV.com television show, Glenn and historian David Barton discussed Judicial Tyranny where many recent Federal judges have been legislating from the bench creating a judicial tyranny. This discussion is remarkable close to the firestorm and headlines caused by Newt Gingrich's position that federal judges that cross the line when they outlaw school prayer and the mention of God at school graduations, should be brought before Congress to EXPLAIN their tyrannical judicial decisions. Remember, the constitution gives Congress the power to set up the court system. Congress in essence oversees the federal court system. In this...
  • Joe Barton Introduces Online Poker Bill HR 2366

    It’s amazing how a person’s media profile can change in just a year. Joe Barton has done a complete 180 in the eyes of many Americans, particularly poker players. If you remember, it was just 53 weeks ago the Texas Republican stood up at the congressional hearings investigating the BP oil spill and environmental disaster and Joe Barton apologized to British Petroleum for having to sit and answer for their destruction of the US Gulf Coast. Fast forward to Friday and Joe Barton is riding high among the poker playing public after he released his Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer...
  • Where Are the Findings?

    07/23/2011 9:50:19 PM PDT · by Rabin
    House, Energy & Commerce ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    “Today is an important step for some of the critical work of the NRC’s career scientists to finally see the light of day, but where are the findings? It took months of Congressional prodding and courageous testimony from NRC staff for this TER to finally be made public, but how much longer must we wait to see the fruit of their labors? The time is now for Chairman Jaczko and the entire Commission to formally vote to fully release the staff’s complete and uncensored report.
  • Upton: House Will Vote to Bring Back the Bulb

    06/23/2011 1:16:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2011 | Henry Payne
    The bulb is back. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R.,Mich.) has finally agreed to support a bill this summer that means lights out on the looming 2012 ban on the incandescent light bulb. Upton himself co-sponsored 2007 legislation making light bulbs illegal, a ban that has become a symbol of bipartisan Big Government run amok. Upton has come under increased pressure in recent weeks, sources say, after failing to follow up on a promise he made after assuming the committee chairmanship that he would hold hearings on reversing the ban. After months of paralysis — and with...
  • Mike Huckabee Wants People To Be Forced to Listen To David Barton At Gunpoint

    04/01/2011 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/24/2011
    “I almost wish that there would be, like, a simultaneous telecast, and all Americans would be forced–forced at gunpoint no less–to listen to every David Barton message, and I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.”
  • In slideshow, Rep. Joe Barton declares war on the Obama administration

    11/30/2010 9:58:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 5+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/10 | Al Kamen
    In slideshow, Rep. Joe Barton declares war on the Obama administrationBy Al Kamen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 29, 2010; 5:16 PM If the Obama administration was hoping to see hints of bipartisanship from the Hill, it might want to skip over the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The committee's ranking Republican, Rep. Joe L. Barton (Tex.), has a slide presentation that he's e-mailing to colleagues, pledging to do for the administration what Gen. George Patton and company did for Germany. The first slides are standard campaign material, with Barton asking to be elected by the new House Republican...
  • GOP ready to fight over global warming ("It'll end only when God decides it's time to be over")

    11/22/2010 7:06:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/22/10 | Steve Hargreaves
    GOP ready to fight over global warmingBy Steve Hargreaves, senior writer November 22, 2010: 7:02 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- It's no secret that many Republicans are deeply skeptical of global warming. "The earth will end only when God decides it's time to be over," Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., said while quoting the Bible in a House hearing last year. "This earth will not be destroyed by a flood." Shimkus is now one of four contenders to head the House Committee on Energy and Commerce when the Republicans take the reins in January. Also vying for the leadership post:...
  • Upton: Freshmen oppose Barton waiver for Energy gavel

    11/21/2010 12:23:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2010 | Ben Geman
    Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who hopes to chair the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, does not believe incoming freshman Republicans are keen on granting Upton’s main rival a term-limit waiver that he’s seeking. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the panel’s senior Republican, is a seeking a waiver from GOP caucus rules that prevent members from serving more than three terms (which is six years) atop a committee. RELATED ARTICLES Upton: Hastings lacks support to ‘steal’ energy jurisdiction “Within the caucus, we have to decide whether or not six years is six years” Upton said in an interview broadcast Sunday...
  • Republicans prepare to fight possible FCC net-neutrality push by year's end

    11/19/2010 11:31:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/10 | Sara Jerome
    Republicans are preparing to make things very difficult for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman if he tries to push ahead on net neutrality in December.
  • Barton denies he is using opposition research to upend Upton challenge

    11/11/2010 5:54:31 PM PST · by tulloss · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-11-10 | Darren Goode
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is denying that he has used opposition research in an effort to undermine a rival in the race for the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Media outlets have reported that Barton helped orchestrate an anonymous analysis of Rep. Fred Upton's (R-Mich.) voting record that conservative activists are using to argue Upton is too moderate to lead the committee.
  • GOP Rep. Barton: We Will Investigate Obama Administration

    10/28/2010 12:28:11 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 63 replies · 1+ views
    realclearpolitics.com/video ^ | 10/28/2010 | http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/10/28/gop_rep_barton_we_will_investigate_obama_administr
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) says the top two priorities of a GOP Congress would be to repeal health care and to investigate programs of the Obama administration. Click Here
  • U.S. Capitol Tour with David Barton

    08/14/2010 3:42:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    you tube ^ | March 11, 2009 | David Barton
    Pastors go on a tour of the United States Capitol with history expert David Barton
  • (Wallbuilders) Radio Show link

    07/24/2010 8:11:39 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Builders ^ | Ongoing | David Barton & Rick Green
    Link to radio show here. Link to resources: http://www.wallbuilders.com/links.asp
  • Someone Had To Say It

    06/23/2010 7:41:13 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/23/10 | CaroleL
    As we await the result of the meeting between President Barack Obama and General Stanley McChrystal over the latter's comments about the former in a recent magazine article, the phrase "someone had to say it" comes to mind as it has many times in the past week. With virtually every issue facing the nation, the president's leadership and decision making abilities have been coming up short and, like the child who stated the obvious in the classic fable, someone had to say that the Emperor has no clothes.
  • Judas Must Have Been a Republican

    06/22/2010 7:35:49 AM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 34 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2010 | Deborah B. Sloan
    There is no greater injustice than punishment of a man for doing something good, and no more loathsome cowardice than when those responsible for defending good sacrifice their cause to accommodate an uncompromising evil. But this type of betrayal is not uncommon for the Republican leadership, and it happened again last week in Congress. Thursday's House committee hearings with BP CEO Tony Hayward consisted mostly of the empty political grandstanding one would expect from this type of proceedings, characterized by Mark Levin as Soviet-style show trials. There was an exception, however, when Representative Joe Barton spoke out against the Obama...
  • White House Bends Truth on Joe Barton

    06/21/2010 2:13:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/2010 | Jonathan Allen
    The pitch: BP-apologist Joe Barton would head the Energy and Commerce Committee if Republicans win the House. The salesmen: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. The truth: Not so much. But that’s not stopping Democrats from continuing to hawk the Barton-as-chairman storyline. Democrats believe – with good reason – that Barton handed them an already wrapped gift when he apologized to BP last week for a supposed White House “shakedown” that resulted in the company handing the reins of a $20 billion claims fund to a government-appointed independent third party. They’ve been pressing the...
  • Dems Mount Effort to Label Conservative GOPs as 'The BP 114'

    06/20/2010 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats sought to bunch together House Republican members of a committee critical of a $20 billion oil spill relief account funded by BP, labeling them "The BP 114." Democrats are trying to explicitly tie the 114-member Republican Study Committee (RSC) to a top Republican's apology to BP this week for the government's actions to compel BP to create the $20 billion fund to pay out claims to victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) took steps this weekend to cast RSC members as in agreement with Rep. Joe Barton's (R-Texas) apology to BP CEO...
  • Villains but no heroes at hearing

    06/19/2010 2:33:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 263+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 18, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- The really confusing thing about these congressional hearings into all the global-scale catastrophes lately is figuring out on which side of the grand dais the good guys are sitting. In yesterday's hearings of sham outrage over the Gulf oil spill, the answer, once again, was neither side. The only good guy, actually a gal in this case, was the oil-smeared screamer carted out by all fours after she went berserk in the back row the moment BP CEO Tony Hayward began his long, languid apology. Even mired in toxic p.r. sludge, Hayward had sauntered into the hearing room...
  • BP Hearing an Inquisition, Congress 'Idiotic: Gartman

    06/19/2010 12:53:58 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies · 601+ views
    CNBC via Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/18/2010 | CNBC
    Congressional questioning of BP CEO Tony Hayward was "amazingly idotic, repetitive and ill-mannered," said hedge fund manager Dennis Gartman, who is "embarrassed today for being American." The author of The Gartman Letter, a daily investor guide, compared the questioning to the Spanish Inquisition and said Hayward-brought to Washington to defend his company's role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill-conducted himself admirably despite the circumstances. "And yet Mr. Hayward was made to remain before this commitee for hours yesterday, subjected to idiocy of the first order, expected to remain gentlemanly and in complete control...(despite) hopes, apparently, that he'd make one...
  • Second Republican Calls on Barton to Resign from Committee (BARF)

    06/18/2010 7:09:32 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 86 replies · 1,461+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 18th | Susan Davis
    Rep. Jo Bonner, an Alabama Republican, is calling on Rep. Joe Barton to step down as the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Bonner is the second Republican, following Florida Republican Rep. Jeff Miller, to call for Barton to step aside. In a lengthy statement, Bonner said his colleague’s Thursday comments regarding BP “sadly fell short of an appropriate response.”
  • Is the BP $20 billion account a ‘slush fund’?

    06/18/2010 2:53:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 37 replies · 964+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2010 | Abby Wisse Schachter
    During the opening statements at today’s Energy and Commerce committee hearings on the Deepwater oil spill, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) made big news by calling the fund BP has set up to pay for the spill a “slush fund.” Barton was the first Republican to enter his remarks in the record and he began with an apology for BP CEO and the day’s witness Tony Hayward. “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” Barton said in his opening statement. “I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to...
  • GOP leaders forced Rep. Barton to retract apology to BP (Long past time to ditch the wimpass GOP!)

    06/17/2010 4:36:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 65 replies · 1,095+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/2010 | Aaron Blake and Paul Kane
    Under pressure from Republican leaders who threatened to remove him from a ranking committee position, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) late Thursday retracted his apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward for the way his company has been treated by the U.S. government -- a comment that had drawn heavy criticism from both parties. Barton made that apology to Hayward in his opening statement Thursday morning before Hayward's testimony to the House subcommittee, in which Barton decried the Obama administration for pressuring BP to open a $20 billion escrow account and to suspend dividend payments for the rest of the year. The...
  • Joe Barton is Right: There Was a $20 Billion Shakedown in the White House

    06/17/2010 3:22:49 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 45 replies · 1,023+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 06/17/2010 | Conn Carroll
    Barton should have been apologizing to the American people, not BP, but other than that he is 100% correct. What happened in the White House yesterday was a “shakedown” of Godfather-like proportions. Lets review: 1) BP agreed to pay $20 billion over four years to an “independent” party; 2) BP immediately identified $20 billion in U.S. assets that could be liquidated should BP not be able to pay on time; 3) BP received no assurances that the ultimate economic damages would not be higher; 4) BP is still liable for all individual and state claims in court; 5) The fund...
  • Boehner, Cantor, and Pence: Barton was 'wrong'

    06/17/2010 3:07:24 PM PDT · by Gipper08 · 62 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Politico ^ | 6/17/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    The three top members of the House GOP leadership called a top-ranking member's apology to BP "wrong." House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) condemned remarks Thursday by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) in which he apologized to BP for the treatment the company has faced by the government. "The oil spill in the Gulf is this nation’s largest natural disaster and stopping the leak and cleaning up the region is our top priority. Congressman Barton’s statements this morning were wrong," the three said in a joint statement....
  • GOP lawmaker demands Barton step down from top committee spot

    06/17/2010 11:14:06 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 52 replies · 1,503+ views
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | 06/17/10 | Michael O'Brien
    A Republican lawmaker from a district affected by the oil spill called on Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to step down as the ranking member of his committee. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), whose Pensacola district is among the most-impacted areas in the Gulf by the oil spill, condemned Barton for apologizing to BP CEO Tony Hayward during a committee meeting on Thursday. "I condemn Mr. Barton’s statement. Mr. Barton’s remarks are out of touch with this tragedy and I feel his comments call into question his judgment and ability to serve in a leadership on the Energy and Commerce Committee," MIller...
  • GOP's Barton apologizes to BP, accuses Obama of 'shakedown'

    06/17/2010 9:41:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,329+ views
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | 6/17/10 | Erika Bolstad | McClatchy Newspapers
    WASHINGTON — A day after top BP officials met with President Barack Obama at the White House and agreed to set up a $20 billion compensation fund, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas called the money a "shakedown" of the company and apologized for the president's action. Barton, the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce committee, told BP CEO Tony Hayward Thursday morning that he was sorry about what the president had done. The money is a "slush fund," Barton said, and "unprecedented in our nation's history." "I do not want to live in a country where anything a citizen...
  • Republicans Plan to Form Counter-Delegation at Climate Conference

    12/09/2009 9:59:15 PM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies · 2,675+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/9/09
    A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. At least a half-dozen Republican senators and representatives are planning to head to Denmark next week, as part of the overall U.S....
  • Top Republican says health bill will 'ream' Americans

    10/30/2009 2:06:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 707+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/2009 | Molly K. Hooper
    The House Democratic healthcare reform bill is going to "ream" the American people, according to Energy and Commerce ranking member Joe Barton (R-Texas.) House GOP leaders were quick to march an entire hardcopy of the Democrats' nearly 2,000 page healthcare bill before TV cameras to denounce the measure for raising taxes, creating mandates and cutting medicare. "Nineteen hundred and ninety pages, that¹s about four reams of paper, I can say that the people who are getting reamed are the American people," Barton said at a press conference surrounded by fellow top-ranking House Republicans.
  • Terror and the theatrical paradigm

    10/11/2009 12:53:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 720+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    Pittsburgh was treated to an impressive show the week of the recent G20 conference. A nice assortment of military choppers of various types and missions, along with odder aircraft difficult both to identify and explain. Both police and the National Guard were out in force, with downtown nearly sealed off. None of this hardware was used against the "3,000 - 4,000" (more like a few hundred) anarchist demonstrators when they turned their righteous wrath on a dozen Starbucks and a Whole Foods store. No serious confrontation was expected and none occurred. Because all of it - the Guard troops, the...
  • Is America a Christian Nation? David Barton

    07/09/2009 5:30:31 PM PDT · by jer33 3 · 31 replies · 3,400+ views
    In Touch Ministries ^ | July 2009 | David Barton
    Is America a Christian Nation? Many people don't think so today. The truth is, however, that our great nation was founded on principles that are all throughout the Bible. Author and historian David Barton highlights our christian heritage in this eye opening message.
  • The TRUE Foundation of the United States

    07/05/2009 6:30:39 AM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 8 replies · 770+ views
    Wallbuilders ^ | 7/5/09 | David Barton
    David Barton is the founder of Wallbuilders. He is a brilliant scholar on the true founding of the United States and how ingrained Christianity was in our founders. This is the best video I have EVER seen. He is so detailed and yet succinct, on how we were really founded and who's responsible. The level of black participation in our liberty is astounding and yet, you hear none of it. I speculate that the Al Sharpton's/Jesse Jackson's of this country do not want anyone to hear these truths because it could insite pride in the country from our black population....
  • WHERE IS THE COPY OF THE CAP AND TRADE BILL? (300 PAGES MISSING: RELEASED LAST MIN. BY WAXMAN)

    06/26/2009 1:16:36 PM PDT · by lt.america · 114 replies · 7,614+ views
    26 June 2009 | me
    <p>Unreal. Congressman Barton pointing out that current bill is missing 300 pages and he is asking if they can actually vote on a bill that is not present.</p>
  • Sending us back to 1875

    05/10/2009 5:35:32 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 20 replies · 1,005+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Joe L. Barton
    ...The president and his allies have decided that man-made carbon dioxide is a witch's brew that's killing the planet, and they think that just because the cap-and-trade cure stings doesn't mean we shouldn't have to swallow it. Their solution is embodied in the Henry A. Waxman-Edward J. Markey global warming legislation...Its proponents call it "back to the future." They're not kidding, either........you can test drive Waxman-Markey by sailing down to Haiti, because current CO2 emissions are where Waxman-Markey wants America's to be in 2050. Radical environmentalists think such a CO2 level will be heaven on Earth, but the place that...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/01/2009 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies · 456+ views
    5/1/09 | Hiskid
    Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. Psalm 23:4,5 (Amplified Bible)
  • Testimony: Burned Letter Didn't Start Hayman Wildfire

    09/09/2008 2:40:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 128+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | September 9, 2008
    Forest Service Investigator Believes Barton Lied About Letter. The lead U.S. Forest Service investigator looking into the cause of Colorado's largest wildfire testified Tuesday that she doesn't believe a burning letter sparked the fire. Agent Kimberly Jones was testifying in a Denver federal civil case where five insurance companies and several property owners are suing the federal government for more than $7 million because a Forest Service employee was responsible. That employee, Terry Barton, was convicted of starting the 2002 Hayman wildfire and spent nearly six years in a federal prison. When Jones testified that she didn't believe there ever...
  • Barton freed after 6 years for starting Colorado's worst fire

    06/02/2008 10:08:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 209+ views
    Terry Lynn Barton has been released from prison after serving a six-year term for starting the worst wildfire in Colorado's recorded history. Barton, 44, pleaded guilty to arson charges stemming from the 2002 Hayman Fire, which blackened 138,000 acres, destroyed 133 homes and forced more than 8,000 people to evacuate. She was a fire spotter for the U.S. Forest Service at the time
  • Hayman Firestarter Won't Spend Any Prison Time In Colo.

    03/27/2008 11:44:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 732+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | March 27, 2008
    Barton Gets 15 Years Probation, Community Service. A woman who admitted to starting the Hayman Fire will not do any time in Colorado for sparking the largest wildfire in the state's history... "I feel good. It's done," Terry Barton said, looking relaxed at the hearing. Barton is currently serving a six-year sentence in a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas and will be released in June. The state wanted her to also serve time in state prison, but Barton's original state sentence of 12 years in prison was overturned by the Colorado Appeals Court. "Your honor, I'm not asking for...
  • Fire starter’s sentence could be cut to 6 years [Terry Barton update]

    10/14/2005 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 3 replies · 354+ views
    Gazette.com ^ | October 12, 2005 | Staff
    A former U.S. Forest Service employee who set Colorado’s largest wildfire could be released from state prison after six years instead of 12 because of a state Supreme Court ruling Tuesday. District attorneys from four Colorado judicial districts, representing the counties in which the fire raged, will meet late this month to talk about the possible reduction in Terry Barton’s sentence. “Our primary interest in this case is preserving the conviction and restitution for the victims,” 4th Judicial District Attorney John Newsome said Tuesday. The 4th Judicial District consists of El Paso and Teller counties. District attorneys representing Park, Douglas...
  • Fearing Saddam, anthrax scientist kept her secret - and chanced war

    03/28/2005 11:11:20 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 63 replies · 3,189+ views
    WKRC ^ | 3/28/04
    Fearing Saddam, anthrax scientist kept her secret - and chanced warLAST UPDATE: 3/28/2005 12:36:24 PM In early 2003, as war fever built in Washington, an Iraqi scientist faced a fateful choice. Rihab Rashid Taha could try to lower the heat by finally telling U.N. inspectors what happened to Iraq's "missing" anthrax. Or she could remain silent, rather than risk Saddam Hussein's wrath. The microbiologist's dilemma, she has told U.S. interrogators, was that her team 12 years earlier had destroyed the lethal bacteria by dumping it practically at the gates of one of Saddam's main palaces, and the feared Iraqi...
  • Anthrax dumped near Saddam palace

    03/29/2005 1:00:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 1,234+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2005 | By Charles J. Hanley
    ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iraqi scientist has told U.S. interrogators that her team destroyed Iraq's stock of anthrax in 1991 by dumping it practically at the gates of one of Saddam's main palaces, but never told U.N. inspectors for fear of angering the dictator. Rihab Rashid Taha's decision in 2003 to remain silent stoked suspicions of those who contended Iraq still harbored biological weapons, contributing to the U.S. decision to invade Iraq two years ago this month. "Whether those involved understood the significance and disastrous consequences of their actions is unclear," the CIA-led Iraq Survey Group says of Mrs. Taha and...
  • Putting God Back Into History

    03/22/2005 7:12:01 AM PST · by Babwa · 13 replies · 645+ views
    Toward Tradition ^ | March 21, 2005 | Samuel Silver
    The New York Times recently ran a story about historian David Barton and his efforts to educate Americans on the religious beliefs of the Founders, titled Putting God Back into American History. The article correctly describes Mr. Barton as “a point man in a growing movement to call attention to the open Christianity of America’s great leaders and founding documents.” It appears that while the Times recognizes this movement, it does not yet understand it. Their lack of understanding results in: 1. Minimizing the movement by limiting it to “evangelical” Christians. 2.Equating the State with society and the Church with...
  • Putting God Back Into American History

    02/26/2005 12:51:02 PM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 1,531+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/27/05 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON — On a recent evening, David Barton, a leading conservative Christian advocate for emphasizing religion in American history, stood barefoot on a bench in the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building with a congressman by his side and about a hundred students from Oral Roberts University at his feet. "Isn't it interesting that we have all been trained to recognize the two least religious founding fathers?" Mr. Barton asked, pointing to Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin in a painting on the wall. "And compared to today's secularists these two guys look like a couple of Bible-thumping evangelicals!" Even...
  • OLD MEDIA WHINES ABOUT BLOGGERS

    10/09/2004 10:45:48 AM PDT · by forest · 23 replies · 1,364+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #320 ^ | 10-10-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Last week, Cliff Kincaid, Editor of the Accuracy In Media Report[1], wrote that at least two in Congress have considered a Rathergate hearing. Actually, the way I heard it was that Rep. Chris Cox requested that House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) schedule a hearing but Barton was not overly enthused with the idea. Rep. Barton is quoted as saying, "A news organization's responsibility is to facts and truth, but the oversight of network news generally is a matter best sorted out by the viewing public and the news media." I wholeheartedly agree. There is a simple reason most...
  • Solon calls for hearing on TV news

    09/29/2004 9:34:37 AM PDT · by LincolnLover · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Variety.com ^ | 9/29/2004 | Susan Crabtree, Pamela McClintock, STAFF
    In the wake of CBS News' "60 Minutes" controversy, an influential Republican on Tuesday said he wants to convene a Capitol Hill hearing on TV news operations after the Nov. 2 election. Rep. Joe Barton (news, bio, voting record) (R-Texas), chair of the House Commerce Committee, told a meeting of the TV engineering trade group MSTV in Washington that broadcast network news divisions "need to have safeguards to prevent reporters from infusing their opinions into news reports." The lawmaker said he wanted to hear from execs of all the nets -- not just CBS -- and threatened to introduce legislation...
  • The Founding of America , Pt 1 [David Barton]

    07/01/2004 8:31:55 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 5 replies · 288+ views
    The Founding of America , Pt 1 Thursday, July 01, 2004 Is our government protecting religious freedom? Wallbuilders president David Barton talks about the founding of America — and shares some disturbing truths about the direction our country is heading. Can America move back to its roots of true religious freedom?