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  • Fluke At Georgetown

    04/30/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy. Invited by a student group, with the aid of a faculty member, Fluke recently made her case to Georgetown undergrads. All of the above may be complicit in misinforming Georgetown’s student body. Although the event was closed to the press, an intern from the Young America’s Foundation, who attends Georgetown, provided an account to the Cybercast News Service (CNS). “The majority of Fluke’s talk centered around her...
  • America’s Bataan Death March toward Socialism prodded along at the point of Obama’s bayonet

    04/30/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | George Splevin, staff writer
    A bone chilling video that should scare the daylights out of every United States citizen is making the rounds as Lt. Gen. (Ret) W. G. Boykin warns us in no uncertain terms that Barack Obama and his administration is marching this country into Marxism at an alarming speed. And if you still don’t believe the Green Beret, just review and send comments to Notre Dame President John Jenkins because a far left group is asking the IRS to remove a Catholic Diocese’s tax exempt status because Catholic principles are being preached inside the Peoria Catholic Church. Email Father Jenkins at...
  • Saint Mary's Church in Seattle deserves better than Tricia Wittmann-Todd

    04/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tricia Wittmann-Todd, the "pastoral life coordinator" who refused to circulate petitions in support of Referendum 74, the ballot measure to roll back Washington's same-sex "marriage" law, even though Archbishop J. Peter Sartain asked parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle to do so, is at it again. This time, in her weekly message to parishioners of St. Mary's Church in Seattle, Tricia is commenting on the sixth and seventh chapter of Acts to imply that same-sex unions are called for because of the demands of "justice." She writes, "This story is a good reminder that ours is a very long and...
  • Images from Dallas - Ft Worth Airport

    04/30/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's a group of very special ladies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area who make 'neck pillows' for soldiers coming through Dallas Fort Worth airport. They head up there and meet the incoming planes every single week just to greet the soldiers who are returning home for a few weeks of R-n-R. These patriotic Texas women give them a pillow, let the troops know that they pray for them, then thank them for their service. And one of these wonderful ladies took the following pictures... she noted that everyone was quite surprised to see George and Laura Bush suddenly standing...
  • U.S. Seeks to Improve Municipal Emergency Communications -- in Turkey

    04/30/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Significant steps have been taken since 9/11 to increase the interoperability of communications systems among emergency service providers; the U.S. government, however, is stepping up efforts to coordinate such efforts in one particular city: the Turkish city of Istanbul. The incompatibility of systems used by dozens of emergency and municipal service providers across Istanbul is negatively affecting that city's disaster preparedness. Conequently, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) is assisting the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, known as the IBB, in its consolidation of 41 operations centers. According to a USTDA solicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via...
  • Clackamas County to Ditch ICLEI Membership While Portland Spends and Spends

    04/30/2012 6:11:12 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies
    redcounty.com ^ | 4/28/2012 | Roxanne Ross
    An announcement of momentous import was made at the April 26th 2012 Board of County Commissioners meeting of Clackamas County, Oregon. Commissioner Jamie Damon revealed that Clackamas County would not be renewing their membership in “ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA” at the next annual dues deadline. Commissioner Jamie Damon stated, “This was brought up several business meetings ago, and I was unfamiliar with the organization, so I did some research and looked up the organization as well. And we have decided to not continue as members of ICLEI. So I just wanted to let you know that.” The remaining...
  • Union Sues Indiana Governor; Claims Right-To-Work Law Enforces Slavery

    04/30/2012 5:41:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/22/2012 | Tom Gantert
    An Indiana union suing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels over right-to-work legislation is claiming that it violates the 13th amendment — the law that outlaws slavery. In the lawsuit, the union claims that the Indiana right-to-work bill "requires dues-paying union members to work alongside non-union personnel," which the union contends is slavery. Ed Maher, spokesman for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, didn’t return a message left on his office phone. Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, said the union’s claim was ridiculous. "The legal argument expands the definition of chutzpa," Wright said....
  • The Empire of Poverty

    04/30/2012 3:37:12 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Controlling a large number of people isn't easy. The United States alone consists of 312 million people spread out across nearly 4 million square miles. Add on nearly 500 million for the population of the European Union and another nearly 4 million square miles of territory. Then pile on Canada with 34 million people and another 4 million square miles, Australia with 22 million and 3 million square miles and a few other stragglers here and there, and the postmodern rulers of the progressive empire have to cope with nearly a billion people spread out across 15 million square miles....
  • Solyndra Was Not The Only Failure

    04/30/2012 2:30:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2012 | Warren Beatty
    ....Obama was emphatic about how recovery money was to be spent......Eighty percent of the Department of Energy's (DOE) green loans, loan guarantees, and grants went to Obama backers.... ...In March 2011, for example, the GAO examined the first 18 loans that were approved and found that none were properly documented. ... No notes were kept during the review process..... Schweizer concludes, "DOE Inspector General Gregory Friedman......testified that contracts have been steered to "friends and family." So with all that in mind, let's turn our attention to what has actually happened since Obama took office. * SunPower, after receiving $1.5 billion...
  • Obama: The Cool Preezy

    04/29/2012 11:54:47 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 25 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Kevin Reagan
    After watching President Obama’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon the other night, I have decided that the president is too cool. And judging from the response I’ve seen across the Twitterverse and Facebook, so have many naïve and poorly informed members of my generation. Obama’s appearance, like everything else he does on a daily basis, was a calculating campaign move targeting a specific demographic. His opposition to the rising interest rates on student loans is a show intended to shore up his support among college students and recent college graduates. It will last only as long as it takes for him...
  • Anti-Asian Bias and the False Premise of Forced Diversity

    04/29/2012 11:51:14 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 8 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Luke Stibbs
    In today’s society, conservatives are constantly lectured about fairness. The stereotype that conservatives don’t like minorities and want them to fail is a bit ridiculous. Now, as most conservatives would argue, we aren’t actually about injustice (who is?); we simply find intrinsic and extrinsic value in merit. Well-rounded, hardworking academics should have a better chance at getting into the top universities. Liberals claim that we need programs like affirmative action to ensure that minority participation isn’t hindered by racial profiling. This is a classic example of the left trying to implement justice and make nothing about race when actually, they...
  • Jews and Conservatism: An Interview with YJC President David Milstein

    04/29/2012 11:48:57 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 5 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Gabriella Hoffman
    American Jews are re-evaluating their support for President Obama and the Democrat Party. Although Jewish voters historically gravitate to the American Left, there is a noticeable shift in their voting behavior of late. What best explains this? Many Jews are disgruntled with Obama’s poor treatment of Israel. In 2011, President Obama called for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders – a move criticized by many for suggesting Israel return to “indefensible ‘Auschwitz’ borders.” This sentiment was affirmed in NY-09’s special election to replace disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner – a contest in a heavily Jewish, pro-Israel district. Bob Turner campaigned...
  • Is George Zimmerman on Your Campus? (A large pail, sack or bowl is suggested)

    04/29/2012 10:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Diverse Issues In Higher Education ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dr. Emery Petchauer
    In the weeks leading up to the arrest of George Zimmerman, many people were shocked to find him on campus at Ohio State University. Of course, he wasn’t there in physical form, but his name and the phrase “Long live George Zimmerman” was written (presumably by a student) on the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center at Ohio State. This was a stunning and ugly act, analogous to racial slurs on campus walls, nooses on professors’ doors, and “ghetto”-themed parties that have become common extracurricular activities on college campuses. The response of the Ohio State administration is emblematic of most...
  • 60 Minutes Steers Christians Against Israel

    04/29/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9:06 AM, Apr 28, 2012 | Mark Tooley
    Last Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast “Christians of the Holy Land,” by Bob Simon, largely blaming Israel for an exodus of Christians from the Holy Land. The showing coincides with a growing international campaign to portray Israel as anti-Christian, showcasing Palestinian Christians as evidence. “Palestinian Christians, once a powerful minority, are becoming the invisible people, squeezed between a growing Muslim majority and burgeoning Israeli settlements,” the segment opened. “Israel has occupied the West Bank for 45 years.” But the harsher indictment came from a Palestinian Lutheran pastor and critic of Israel. “If you see what's happening in the West Bank,...
  • Laurie Niles Chris Thile's mandolin concerto comes to life

    04/29/2012 8:52:59 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 16 replies
    Violinist.com ^ | January 27, 2010 | Laurie Niles
    "It took Bach for me to figure out there was something mighty and substantial in classical music," Thile said before the concert, sitting with mandolin in hand, his left foot resting over his right, alongside conductor Jeffrey Kahane. "It always seemed to me that it wasn't grooving – which is very simplistic. It grooves, in a different way. To me, it was a revelation; it was mesmerizing to my core." The desire to learn Bach's solo Sonatas and Partitas for violin pushed Thile to teach himself to read music, he said, as learning Bach by ear "was slow-going."
  • GOP lawmaker: Eligibility too scary to take on

    04/29/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT · by iontheball · 34 replies
    WND ^ | April 29, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    When it came to investigating Obama’s eligibility, however, Adams – who is now running for the U.S. House – said he feared Congress standing up to the chief executive would trigger “a constitutional crisis unlike one we’ve seen since perhaps the Civil War.” Further, Adams questioned whether an investigation by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio – determining probable cause to suspect the White House presented forged documents as “proof” of Obama’s eligibility – lends “credibility” to the case.
  • Black Cult believes Bible justifies RAPE, preaches DEATH OF AMERICA, and is PRO-SLAVERY

    04/29/2012 7:24:36 PM PDT · by JoeBrooks · 25 replies
    Lefty Report ^ | 4/28/2012 | Joe Brooks
    Meet the RACIST Fascist Cult that believes the Christian Bible justifies the RAPE of white women, that preaches the DEATH OF AMERICA will come through a nuclear attack, and that is PRO-SLAVERY for Americans of white-descent. They call themselves the Black Hebrew-Israelites and are compromised of mainly black Americans (but also Native Americans and Latinos) who believe they are the descendants of the original Israelites whom through the generations eventually found their way to America as a tribe of individuals. They are a radical and violent group that the mainstream media, conservative media, and law enforcement agencies need to keep...
  • It's A free Country

    04/29/2012 7:22:40 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 16 replies
    4-29-12 | Self
    After that fateful day of September 11th, 2001, Americans had a since of pride and stood hand in hand together simply because they were America. However, people did not rejoice in being American simply because they were American. They rejoiced because our enemy reminded us of the many things we take for granted such as our life, liberty, our pursuit of happiness, and our rights that protect us from becoming slaves to an oppressive state. A phrase that used to be coined throughout American culture was revitalized at this time: “It's a free country, let me do what I want.”...
  • Andrew Breitbart: Excuse me while I try to save the world.

    04/29/2012 7:07:23 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 31 replies
    amazon ^ | april 29 2012 | myself
    I kist finished Breitbarts book. 1. I miss him like a family member. 2. He was our supreme general and master strategist. 3. We must continue his work. Long live and love AB!!!!
  • Citing "Great Recession," Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund Trims Benefits For "New Hires"

    04/29/2012 6:25:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Dallas Observer blogs ^ | 01 March 2012 | Robert Wilonsky
    Back in mid-June came The Big Announcement: The Dallas Police & Fire Pension System was ponying up the $200 million needed to build the long-stalled-out Museum Tower high-rise in the Arts District. That same day, you may recall, we revisited a blast from the past -- the system's $27-mil investment in Arizona, which, as of last summer, was worth close to nada. Then, just last month, the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System's name came up yet again -- this time, as an investor in Jack Matthews and NYLO's boutique hotel in the Cedars, next to the South Side. In...