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  • Global Warming Alert: Coldest Memorial Day in Ten Years (Vanity)

    05/22/2015 3:04:54 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 45 replies
    here ^ | now | me
    Calling for a low in the 40's F tonight.
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Republicans unenthused about Romney, Bush bids for 2016

    01/20/2015 9:56:01 AM PST · by xzins · 72 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Hot Air readers won’t be surprised by the lack-of-dynamic dynamic from the first big names testing the GOP’s 2016 waters, of course, but supporters of Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush might be — if they can be found. According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, approval ratings for both men dropped after making clear they plan to run for the party’s presidential nomination. And that retreat comes from within the big tent of the Republican Party: Just 27 percent of Americans now offer a positive rating for Romney, the Republican party’s nominee in 2012, compared to 40 percent who...
  • Tense Video: Reporter Writes ‘Blah Blah Blah’, Asks Mocking Climate Change Question — GOP Candidate

    05/02/2014 1:39:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon was thrown out of a meeting with the alternative weekly newspaper Williamette Week after he confronted a reporter for writing “blah blah blah” on his notepad while another GOP candidate was talking.
  • Mormonism and Mitt Romney’s “Weirdness”

    08/11/2011 4:29:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 235 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 9, 2011 | Ross Douthat
    ...we pretty much know what kind of re-election campaign Barack Obama is going to wage: A relentlessly negative one, which...will focus almost exclusively on making the challenger seem unacceptable rather than defending the sitting president’s accomplishments. Thanks to Ben Smith at Politico, we also know roughly how the White House plans to “destroy Mitt Romney,”...By “attacking him as inauthentic, unprincipled and, in a word used repeatedly by Obama’s advisers in about a dozen interviews, ‘weird.’” Weird how, you ask? Here’s Smith: The character attacks on Romney will focus on what critics view as a makeover, both personal (skinny jeans) and...
  • Mormon Women, Twilight, and Internalized Sexism

    06/09/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jana Riess
    A couple of years ago, I published a BYU Studies article about Mormon themes in Twilight that was picked up by Meridian, an LDS website. I received some feedback on the piece, mostly positive, though several readers took issue with one criticism I made about Stephenie Meyer’s series: “I find myself concerned about the retrogressive gender stereotypes in all of her novels, particularly the ineptitude of Bella. Although the novels repeatedly tell the reader that Bella is smart and strong, they repeatedly show her powerlessness. She passes out; she trips repeatedly; she is victimized three times in the first novel...
  • Naive assumptions about New World Christians (Mormon)

    05/09/2011 7:58:00 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 32 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Michael R. Ash
    In last week’s issue I explained that even if evidence for an early Christian community in Mesoamerica could be found, that still wouldn’t satisfy most critics or prove that the Book of Mormon is true. The task of finding the evidence of a real ancient community of New World Christians becomes difficult once we understand the complexity and nature of what might be found.First, it’s important to remember that the Nephites were “Christian” for, at the most, 400 years. Second, the Nephite-Christians were a small group of persecuted believers among a sea of non-Christian believers in the ancient Americas. Some...
  • Utah's largest child porn bust nets 39 arrests across the state

    04/30/2011 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies · 3+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force arrested 39 suspects on suspicion of dealing in child pornography after a month-long investigation. It is part of Operation FrostyLime Squeeze. The unique name stems from FrostWire and, two of many file-sharing websites local police, the FBI and the Utah Attorney General cracked down on from February 28 to March 31. The most arrests came out of Utah County with many of the suspects in positions of trust and lived a double lifestyle, according to investigators. “These are your next door neighbors, pastor, scout master, teacher, the coach....
  • Mormon leader faces deportation

    04/30/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    KSTU (Fox 13, Salt Lake City) ^ | April 29, 2011 | Arikka Von and staff
    DRAPER, Utah— Federal officers arrested 53 year old Felix Callejas, his wife and two of their children at their home April 19. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a judge ordered Luca Callejas to return to El Salvador in 2008. Callejas' other family members got the same deportation order in 2009. The family appealed and their case was dismissed earlier this month. Callejas is the president of a Spanish speaking LDS Church branch in Draper. Concerned church members called local activist Tony Yapias saying they're now afraid to go to church. “The whole membership was devastated over what happened,” says Latino...
  • Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read]

    04/05/2011 2:04:14 AM PDT · by delacoert · 10 replies
    Mormon Think ^ | Ken Clark
    "The right to lie in the service of your own interests is highly valued and frequently exercised"-Nero Wolfe I began this list when I was a full time employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). I worked as a Seminary Principal/teacher, Institute teacher/Director, and Stake CES Coordinator from 1975 - 2002. My last assignment was brief. I signed a Letter of Agreement with CES to serve as the Director of the Pullman, Washington LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to Washington State University in July 2002. I resigned from CES a month later. I carry fond memories of the students,...
  • Mormon Profits and Lying

    04/05/2011 1:15:18 AM PDT · by delacoert · 78 replies · 8+ views
    Steve Cuno ^ | 10/26/2010 | Steve Cuno
    I once observed to a Mormon friend that Gordon B. Hinckley, late president of the Mormon Church, publicly lied when it suited him. No, I didn’t simply up and assault my friend’s faith. That would be bad manners. He and I discussed religion often; this happened to come up in the course of one of our conversations. “Lied?” said my Mormon friend. “Name one instance.” Without having to think hard or research, I came up with three: 1. When Hinckley served as an assistant to his predecessor, Ezra Taft Benson, he repeatedly assured church members that Benson was actively engaged...
  • Joseph Smith's successful and unsuccessful proposals to church leaders' wives (Mormon)

    03/31/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 42 replies
    Recovery from Mormonism ^ | March 31, 2011 | Various-sourced
    When the family organization was revealed from heaven—the patriarchal order of God, and Joseph began, on the right and the left, to add to his family, what a quaking there was in Israel. Says one brother to another, "Joseph says all covenants [previous marriages] are done away, and none are binding but the new covenants [marriage by priesthood sealing power]; now suppose Joseph should come and say he wanted your wife, what would you say to that?" "I would tell him to go to hell." This was the spirit of many in the early days of this Church. ....
  • What Darrell Issa Should Be Investigating...

    01/03/2011 7:07:52 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-3-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The official list is out... 1. Impact of regulation on job creation … 2. Fannie/Freddie & the Foreclosure Crisis … 3. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the failure to identify origins of the financial crisis … 4. Combating corruption in Afghanistan … 5. WikiLeaks … 6. FDA/Food & Drug Safety." . From Politico (via Memeorandum) I'm going to be honest, I'm a little disappointed. There were other "mysteries" I personally wanted solved first, such as: Who is fatter: America's children, or Democrats when they lie. The per capita usage of botox in the Pelosi household. Whether or not Michelle...
  • BYU devotional, Elder Glenn L. Pace: The divine nature and destiny of women

    03/12/2010 7:02:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 447 replies · 3,243+ views
    LDS Church News ^ | March 9, 2010 | Marianne Holman
    Women have a sacred role in the sanctification and purification of men, Elder Glenn L. Pace of the Seventy told students and faculty during the campus devotional in the Marriott Center at BYU on Tuesday, March 9. Reflecting on the love he felt from his mother, sister, wife and daughters, Elder Pace spoke of the positive influence women have had on his life. Speaking specifically about a time when his daughter fell asleep in his arms, Elder Pace noted the comfort it must have brought his daughter to be held by her father. He realized afterward that even greater was...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let Freedom Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABCAM,November 18,2010

    11/18/2010 11:15:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 18, 2010 | Biggirl
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^=
  • What is the US Diplomatic Corps -- seeking a conservative perspective [v]

    09/23/2010 5:44:45 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 5 replies
    self | 092310 | tih
    just wondering.
  • OK, so, if Bloomberg is first out with an important story, it can't be posted here AT ALL?

    02/17/2010 11:50:02 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 45 replies · 1,142+ views
    this stuff takes time to post. then, blam, it gets yanked.How about a definitive procedure. Do you propose to exclude certain sources entirely from being cited in any way?That's self-defeating.
  • China accuses US of using cyberwarfare (Projection much??)

    01/24/2010 5:39:29 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies · 195+ views ^ | January 24 2010 | Kathrin Hille in Beijing
    (please see article at link)
  • Statement from Obama following his conversation with the VP, Gates and Crowley

    07/30/2009 6:11:38 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 64 replies · 1,572+ views
    White House ^ | 7/30/09
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               July 30, 2009 Statement from the President following his conversation with the Vice President, Professor Gates and Sergeant Crowley"I am thankful to Professor Gates and Sergeant Crowley for joining me at the White House this evening for a friendly, thoughtful conversation.  Even before we sat down for the beer, I learned that the two gentlemen spent some time together listening to one another, which is a testament to them.   I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart. I am confident...
  • Talker Michael Smerconish launches nationally, supported by CBS and Dial Global

    01/07/2009 11:40:29 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | 01/08/09 |
    That’s been the speculation in Radio-Info’s T-R-I newsletter – that it would be a joint project, and today CBS and Dial Global confirm that its first affiliate will be in market #1. That’s Buckley-owned WOR, New York (710), which has already been revamping its lineup with the departure of Bill O'Reilly. Philadelphia-based lawyer Smerconish began doing mornings (6-9am) on CBS-owned “Big Talker 1210” WPHT in 2003 and recently has been simulcasting that show on sister WHFS (1580) in Washington, D.C. But this new show with CBS and Dial Global is completely separate from the WPHT/WHFS morning show – a live...
  • Present Elect Obama Presser - LIVE THREAD

    01/07/2009 7:04:44 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 119 replies · 6,277+ views
    on all cable news start in uh uh about 30 minutes.
  • Obama vows 'plenty' to say on Mideast after swearing-in

    01/06/2009 4:23:08 PM PST · by pabianice · 36 replies · 1,479+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/9/09
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US president-elect Barack Obama Tuesday vowed to speak out about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once he takes office, but insisted until then only President George W. Bush can speak for the US. "After January 20 I am going to have plenty to say about the issue," Obama told reporters, fending off criticism that he has failed to forcefully address the Israeli military onslaught on the Gaza Strip. Obama said he was sticking by his campaign pledge that "at the beginning of our administration, we are going to engage effectively and consistently in trying to resolve the conflict that...
  • The BCS Scam

    12/02/2007 1:08:47 PM PST · by diamond6 · 164 replies · 235+ views ^ | 12/02/2007 | Brad Edwards
    In the 10 years of the BCS era, we've seen pretty much everything. Perhaps the only major development we've yet to see is a two-loss team in the BCS Championship Game. Later today, that one should become a reality. The million-dollar question is: Which two-loss team will it be? Jim Tressel has watched as other teams have helped Ohio State's title cause. At least seven teams, including once-beaten Ohio State and Kansas, are likely to receive second-place votes in the polls. If the voters rank teams based on perceived strength (who would win on a neutral field), any number of...
  • 'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy

    05/20/2007 8:37:45 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 106 replies · 1,247+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 05/20/07 | American Thoracic Society
    ATS 2007, SAN FRANCISCO -- Children of smokers who don’t show any signs of respiratory problems may still be experiencing damaging changes in their airways that could lead to lung disease later in life, according to a new study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Sunday, May 20. "Everyone knows that children of smokers have more respiratory problems—more puffing, wheezing, cases of pneumonia—but until now we haven’t known if lung function is impaired in children of smokers who don’t have any respiratory complaints or diagnosed lung problems," says researcher Bert Arets, M.D., Ph.D., of University Medical...
  • Polltuion-fed vines take hold -- Infestations blamed on Carbon Dioxide, Global Warming

    07/16/2006 8:59:04 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 63 replies · 1,262+ views
    San Jose Mercury News (WaPo) ^ | 7/16/06 | Elizabeth Williamson
    Vines like poison ivy and kudzu snake through the back yard, girdling trees and strangling shrubs -- thriving, scientists say, on the same pollution they blame for global warming.From backyard gardens to the Amazon rain forest, vines are growing faster, stronger and, in the case of poison ivy, more poisonous on the heavy doses of carbon dioxide that come from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline and coal.Complaints about vine infestation have increased tenfold in a decade, said Carole Bergmann, forest ecologist for the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, which serves Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland. Vines...
  • Apartment complex owners reverse course on Bible studies (Freedom of religion allowed ... for now)

    05/12/2006 8:23:08 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 14 replies · 542+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 10, 2006 | Staff
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The North Carolina-based owners of an apartment complex say they will allow residents to continue holding their weekly Bible studies while they review whether the sessions violate the Fair Housing Act. The owners of Heritage Court had told residents this week to stop holding the Bible studies in a common area and instead hold them in a private apartment. The complex is privately owned by One Management of Raleigh, N.C., but many residents have their rent subsidized by federal vouchers. The course reversal comes after Attorney General Henry McMaster said his office would investigate whether the owners...
  • Two pedestrians struck when driver drops cell phone(Teen girl yakking in MN)

    04/14/2006 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 305+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-14-06 | ap
    Two pedestrians were injured when they were struck by a teenage driver who had dropped her cell phone, St. Cloud police said. Police said the 17-year-old girl was searching for the phone when her car drifted out of the driving lane and struck two women Thursday evening. One of the pedestrians suffered a broken leg. The other had a bruised shoulder. Both were taken to St. Cloud Hospital. The driver was cited for inattentive driving and released to her parents.
  • The State of the Union Address!! Blah, Blah, Blah

    02/01/2006 4:13:39 AM PST · by bu9418 · 11 replies · 582+ views ^ | 2/1/6 | Mark Bureau
    My take on the State of the Union Address. If you can't handle criticism, don't read it....
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • BY GEORGE - Summary of Gov. Pataki's State of the State message

    01/05/2006 3:21:29 AM PST · by NJRighty · 6 replies · 248+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/5/06 | NY Post Editorial
    Gov. Pataki yesterday delivered his 12th and final State of the State message to a jointly convened session of the state Legislature. Highlights follow: "Blah, blah, blah . . . government that works . . . blah, blah, blah . . . empower the people . . . blah, blah, blah and blah, blah . . . unshakable resolve . . . blah, blah, blah . . . totality of our achievements . . . blah, blah, blah. "Blah, blah, blah . . . dare to transcend . . . blah, blah, blah. "Let's aim high . . . blah,...
  • Not every conservative's conservative (Harriet likes the ABA)

    10/04/2005 1:16:23 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 54 replies · 826+ views
    Newsday ^ | today | James Pinkerton
    Harriet Miers is not a "movement conservative." That's all one needs to know about President George W. Bush's new pick for the Supreme Court - why she is going to be confirmed and why many conservatives are nervous about her. Movement conservatives don't want to conserve the status quo; they want to change it, rolling back the last few decades in a quest for the good ol' days. In the words of movement leader Rush Limbaugh, "Women were doing quite well in this country before feminism came along." Feminism, along with liberalism, secularism, and multiculturalism, are among the "isms" the...
  • Katie Couric Choked Up!!

    11/03/2004 8:21:09 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 210 replies · 8,320+ views
    NBC News ^ | November 3, 2004 | God'sgrrl
    Never saw such a sight! She almost lost it when breaking in with the concession news...
  • Death Cab revs up, politically speaking

    10/08/2004 9:54:07 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 5 replies · 329+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 8, 2004 | Jim Abbott
    Unlike some others on the Vote for Change tour, indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie had never been a political band. That started to change this year, as guitarist Chris Walla's personal "tally sheet" started to lean against the Bush administration. "No politician is perfect ever, not even close," says Walla, who will perform with Death Cab on a bill with Pearl Jam at tonight's Vote for Change show at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. "I don't expect a president to be perfect, but for me, it's sort of a little tally sheet. He calls the band's inclusion on the partisan...

    09/21/2004 8:48:04 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 14 replies · 375+ views
    Cincinnati Post ^ | 09/21/2004 | Stephenie Steitzer
    Sen. John Edwards on Monday chided the president for his handling of the Iraq war, but the brunt of his speech at a Bond Hill rally focused on domestic issues that resonate with the residents of this blue-collar, predominantly African-American neighborhood. The Democratic vice presidential nominee from North Carolina spent most of his 30-minute speech at the Bond Hill Recreation Center talking about presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry's plan to create jobs, provide health care for all Americans, and provide affordable, quality education. "We can do better," was Edwards' message to the crowd of about 300. The Democratic Party has...
  • Kerry Vows Stronger U.S. With Nomination

    07/29/2004 11:09:22 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 12 replies · 386+ views
    AP ^ | 7/29/04 | Darlene Superville
    Hours away from laying claim to the Democratic presidential nomination and making the most important speech of his career, John Kerry rehearsed a brief mock performance Thursday. "Can we do it now," he quipped looking out over a vast, nearly empty hall where he will try to convince Americans Thursday night that he can lead protect them from terrorists and improve their lives better than President Bush. Relaxed in an open shirt and blue blazer, Kerry arrived at the FleetCenter shortly before noon. "Great hall," he quipped, referring to what in other seasons is the home of the Celtics and...
  • Maybe no caption needed for this Kerry pic

    01/01/2004 4:39:21 PM PST · by hemogoblin · 38 replies · 711+ views

    10/20/2003 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Int · 54 replies · 1,100+ views
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | Oct 20, 2003 | Jane Kerr
    DIANA LETTER SENSATION: 'THEY WILL TRY TO KILL ME' Oct 20 2003 WORLD EXCLUSIVE By Jane Kerr, Royal reporter   PRINCESS DIANA claimed there was a plot to kill her in a car crash in a handwritten letter only 10 months before she died. She gave it to her butler Paul Burrell with orders that he should keep it as "insurance" for the future.The princess predicted: “This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous.” She said "XXXXXXXXXXX is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for...
  • The Guild 9-30-2002 Traitors to America

    09/30/2002 6:25:03 AM PDT · by BigWaveBetty · 151 replies · 324+ views
    Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California, left, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, in Baghdad. Former congressman David Bonior "I think the president would mislead the American people." ~~ Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington McDermott said these words while standing on Iraqi soil.Contact these worthless scum and let them know what the majority of Americans think of their trip to Iraq.McDermott's websiteThompson's website Bonior 59 N. Walnut, Suite 305, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043-5677 (586) 469-3232 (not knowing if the email addy still works for Bonior, I called this number. They still answer, "Congressman Bonior's office", I left a message.) In case you're wondering where...
  • Beliefnet.Com Goes Belly-Up In The Sea Of Religious Relativism

    04/18/2002 7:40:18 AM PDT · by detsaoT · 34 replies · 392+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 04/16/2002 | Stephen A. McDonald
    News broke last week that, an internet site that promoted every "religion" from Wicca to Islam to Christianity, went belly up in the stormy sea of nihilistic relativism. In words describing why the site dipped into bankruptcy, an autobiographical epitaph if you will, Belief com stated that they were the darling of the secular news media, who quoted them frequently in a world of user-friendly news. I can hardly imagine that will be missed by anybody other that those adhering to the most marginal of, excuse me, beliefs. As of this morning their death experience was complete, the...