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  • A Return to Triangulation (libertarion vs social right)

    10/25/2006 11:10:46 AM PDT · by Blackirish · 1,664 replies · 35,830+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/25/06 | David Boaz & David Kirby
    As the Republican base fragments and Christian conservatives consider a “fast” from politics, the polling data point to a mid-term Republican thumping. Less than two weeks from now, Republicans will begin their post-mortem soul searching. And as the corpses of their House and Senate majorities grow cold, so should Karl Rove’s 2006 campaign strategy.
  • Definition of South, Southern Is Changing

    11/25/2005 5:17:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,733+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 11 25 05 | ALLEN G. BREED
    CARY, N.C. - The joke around here is that this town's name is really an acronym for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees." As far as Vernon Yates is concerned, they haven't been contained well enough. Nearly surrounded by pricey subdivisions, the cinderblock Yates Grocery and Farm Supply sells neither anymore. As if things weren't bad enough, style maven Martha Stewart has chosen this Raleigh suburb to build a signature neighborhood of houses designed after her homes in Maine and New York. Holding court near a potbellied stove, the 69-year-old man in the suspenders and NASCAR shirt laments that his old...
  • Letters threaten actors(Taye Diggs & wife Idina Menzel recieve death threats)

    12/07/2004 3:54:05 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 72 replies · 5,551+ views
    newsday.com ^ | 12 5 04 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND DEBORAH S. MORRIS
    Threatening letters critical of the interracial marriage between a Tony Award-winning white actress in the Broadway smash "Wicked" and Taye Diggs, a popular black film and TV actor, have sparked a NYPD probe and an increase in security at the famed Gershwin Theatre, sources said. One of the letters "threatens bodily harm to Taye Diggs," according to a police source. That letter was received Wednesday by Jed Bernstein, president of the League of American Theaters and Producers, the industry's major trade group, with offices on West 47th Street. Sources said that before Wednesday, two other handwritten letters were sent to...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Rebel flag flap shows media failure

    11/04/2003 6:20:51 PM PST · by Arkinsaw · 89 replies · 343+ views
    Madison.com ^ | 4 Nov 2003 | John Nichols
    If you want to understand just about everything that is wrong with the way American politics is practiced these days - and especially with the malpractice of the media - consider the absurd controversy about Howard Dean's comment that "I want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks." For years, Democrats have been talking about how to reclaim "the Bubba vote." That's a reference to white working-class men who, among other things, attach Confederate flag stickers to the back windows of their pickup trucks. The flags are usually situated next to the image of...
  • Strom's Skeleton-The late segregationist's black daughter

    07/01/2003 2:58:17 PM PDT · by aShepard · 37 replies · 503+ views
    MSN ^ | 7/1/03 | Diane McWhorter
    Strom's Skeleton The late segregationist's black daughter. By Diane McWhorter Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 12:11 PM PT In all the words spent on Strom Thurmond's life and times since his death last week, I have seen no acknowledgment of the most interesting of his sundry racial legacies. She is Essie Mae Washington Williams, a widowed former school teacher in her 70s, living in Los Angeles. Presumably she did not show up for any of the obsequies even though Strom Thurmond was almost certainly her father. Williams is black. http://slate.msn.com/id/2085087/
  • 35 Things Not to Say to a Cop!

    08/25/2002 8:17:12 AM PDT · by KLT · 78 replies · 8,320+ views
    StrangeCosmos.com ^ | 8-25-02 | Strange Cosmos
    1. I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer. 2. Sorry officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in. 3. Aren't you the guy from the Village People band? 4. Hey, you must have been doing 125 to keep up with me. Good job. 5. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical shape to be a police officer. 6. I was going to be a cop, but I decided to finish high school instead. 7. Bad cop, no donut. 8. You're not going to check the trunk are you? 9. Gee, that gut...
  • Stench Fills Jesus' Birthplace After Siege: PALIS TURN CHURCH INTO TRUCK STOP RESTROOM

    05/10/2002 1:01:06 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 223 replies · 1,245+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2002 03:44 PM ET | Paul Casciato and Michael Georgy
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - The overwhelming stench of urine was the first thing to hit visitors who entered the shrine in Bethlehem revered as the birthplace of Jesus. The standoff between Palestinian militants and the Israeli army at the Church of the Nativity, which came to an end on Friday after nearly 40 days and nights of high drama, had left one of Christianity's holiest places in a shocking mess. Garbage bags, lemon peels, gas canisters, petrol cans and electric hotplates were scattered throughout the church off Manger Square. A Reuters correspondent saw altars, the sacred focus of...
  • Debate of hate

    03/26/2002 12:19:23 PM PST · by gd124 · 34 replies · 486+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/25/2002 | By Douglas Belkin
    <p>AMILTON - Eighth-grader Hanna Hoy thought she was doing a pretty good thing when she asked the Board of Selectmen to sign a pledge against hatred, already approved in 54 Massachusetts communities.</p> <p>''Was I surprised when they rejected it? Yeah, definitely,'' said Hoy, a poised, articulate 13-year-old. ''I mean, who wouldn't want their town to be a more accepting place?''</p>
  • Now Science tells us how we really feel

    03/15/2002 4:56:05 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 22 replies · 269+ views
    The Observer (UK) via unknownnews ^ | Sunday March 10, 2002 | Robin McKie
    Scanners that could determine our political beliefs, pinpoint our involvements in crime, or even uncover extra-marital liaisons are being developed by neurologists. It sounds like science fiction, but the idea is being taken seriously by neurologists following breakthroughs in research on the amygdala, an almond-shaped region of the forebrain. During one trial, scientists read the electrical patterns of amygdalas in individuals undergoing cognitive trials and decoded volunteers' emotions from their scanners. 'The whole field has become immensely exciting,' said Dr Stephen Lawrie of Edinburgh University's psychiatry department. 'It has immense potential, not just for understanding how we think and feel,...
  • Catholic Students Forbidden To Attend March for Life

    01/31/2002 10:06:05 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 67 replies · 523+ views
    Press Release ^ | 1/30/01 | Press Release
    Catholic Students Forbidden To Attend March for Life 1/30/02 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VILLANOVA, PA- Can professors at a Catholic university punish pro-life students for attending the annual March for Life? A new debate is brewing at Villanova University. Students faced opposition and punishments from their professors at the Catholic university for trying to attend the annual March for Life in Washington D.C., forcing some to miss the January 22nd event. "[My professor] told me I shouldn't go, it would be an unexcused absence, and I would get a zero for the day," said a female nursing major, who's professor was ...
  • After two decades of Mugabe domination, a presidential challenger for Zimbabwe

    03/08/2002 12:43:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 235+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Fri Mar 8,2002 4:03 PM ET | ANGUS SHAW, AP
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - From factory laborer and mine worker to trade union leader and presidential candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai has risen from obscurity to pose the first real challenge to one of Africa's last and most resilient old-style rulers. Tsvangirai, head of the labor-backed Movement for Democratic Change, who turns 50 on Sunday, is expected to benefit from a massive protest vote against the increasingly autocratic President Robert Mugabe in presidential elections this weekend. He founded his party in 1999 after urban unrest in which Mugabe deployed troops for the first time to crush food riots triggered by soaring inflation. ...
  • Key Developments in Zimbabwe - Eve of Election

    03/08/2002 10:16:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 381+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | March 8, 2002
    Feb. 27-29 - Zimbabwe holds its first democratic elections. April 18 - Robert Mugabe becomes prime minister. A coalition government is formed between his Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front and its longtime foe, the Zimbabwe African People's Union led by Joshua Nkomo. 1982 - Troops from Mugabe's majority Shona tribe begin a harsh crackdown on the minority Ndebeles. Mugabe claims Nkomo was leading the Ndebeles in an armed rebellion. At least 20,000 people, mostly civilians, are killed, according to human rights groups. 1985 - Mugabe's party wins an overwhelming election victory, and the country edges toward one-party rule. ...
  • Mark Steyn: Our day of shame over Zimbabwe

    03/08/2002 10:53:54 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 26 replies · 554+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 03/07/2002 | Mark Steyn
    About a year ago, I wrote about Tony Blair's strange project to Canadianize Britain -- transforming the House of Lords into an Ottawa-style Senate of cronies and pliant deadbeats, introducing quot;asymmetrical federalismquot; to the Celtic provinces, etc. The curling fever that has gripped the United Kingdom since they trounced Kelley Law in Utah suggests that even Mr. Blair's electors are getting with the program.And now, as further evidence, we have the Commonwealth Conference in Queensland, in which the traditionally Canadian role was played by the British Prime Minister. The issue this time was Zimbabwe, quot;the jewel of Africa,quot; as Robert...
  • Thousands Can't Vote in Zimbabwe

    03/08/2002 2:21:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 148+ views
    AP | 3/08/02 | ANGUS SHAW
    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Mar 08, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The final day of campaigning in Zimbabwe's most sharply contested presidential race began Friday after the Supreme Court ruled tens of thousands of people were not eligible to vote. The court, largely stacked with judges loyal to President Robert Mugabe, ruled in favor of a government appeal that would ban those who hold dual citizenship from voting, disqualifying many whites and tens of thousands of black farm workers from neighboring countries. In his last day on the campaign trail, Mugabe, 78, toured his ruling party's rural strongholds north of ...
  • Africa's heart of darkness - Zimbabwe's corrupt ruler will do anything to hang on to power

    03/08/2002 8:34:05 AM PST · by Clive · 21 replies · 321+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 8, 2002 | Peter Worthington
    C By Monday, the world should know the results of elections in Zimbabwe, where 78-year-old Robert Mugabe, Marxist freedom fighter turned tyrant, is fighting (literally) to cling to power. His opponent for president, Morgan Tsvangirai, leads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is as brave, principled and resolute as Mugabe is tyrannical and corrupt. Zimbabwe, arguably, is the saddest story in Africa - a continent replete with horror stories and needless violence where the people of virtually every country were better off in every way under colonialism than they are with independence. When it won independence through a ...
  • Clovis Unified board OKs students' gay-straight club

    02/14/2002 2:01:02 PM PST · by FresnoDA · 179 replies · 1,620+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | February 14, 2002 | Jennifer Fitzenberger
    <p>The Clovis Unified School Board voted 5-2 to approve the club, with members Richard Lake and Susan Walker dissenting.</p> <p>Supporters say the club promotes tolerance and equality among students of varying sexual orientation; people against the club say it promotes homosexuality and has no place in the schools.</p>
  • Miami Beckons to Gays: Visit the Gay Riviera

    02/13/2002 6:30:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies · 148+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 2/13/02 | Maya Bell
    MIAMI -- Just as Christian conservatives are making a fresh run to repeal Miami-Dade's gay-rights ordinance, local officials are joining hands with the gay community to market Greater Miami as the Gay Riviera. "Our gay friendly environment extends beyond our local businesses to our government officials and policies," says a purple pamphlet published by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to lure gay and lesbian travelers. "Come see why Greater Miami is truly the Gay Riviera." The $40,000 brochure is part of a broader strategy to expand gay tourism and commerce to Miami Beach and the rest of ...
  • Christian group to show Gay Days video at Disney meeting

    02/12/2002 2:03:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 881+ views
    AP ^ | 2-12-02 | MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer
    <p>ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --  Members of a Christian activist group will try to show shareholders at The Walt Disney Co.'s annual meeting next week a video of gays and lesbians at Walt Disney World during Gay Days.</p> <p>The goal is to show shareholders footage of members of the same sex holding hands, kissing and cuddling during the annual festivities, said Phillip Vaught, executive director of the Forest, Va.-based Christian Action Network.</p>
  • Army Won’t Kick Out Gay Officer

    02/12/2002 3:47:06 AM PST · by SLB · 20 replies · 345+ views
    Army Times | February 11, 2002 | Associated Press
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Army has refused to discharge an officer who admitted to homosexual conduct and volunteered to resign his commission. The Army wants Capt. David Donovan to continue in his job as a military policeman and information systems management officer rather than pay back the cost of training him. Donovan’s four requests for discharge — including one supported by Fort Bragg’s commanding officer — have been rejected. "Even though officers state they are willing to pay back the financial amount, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to have their request approved," said Lt. Col. Stan Heath, ...
  • Column help wanted (on the NEA pro-gay resolution)

    02/10/2002 7:44:01 PM PST · by rwfromkansas · 11 replies · 272+ views
    myself | 2/10/02 | me
    I would like suggestions on this column: The National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher’s union, recently voted to encourage schools to work hard to protect homosexual students from harassment and other things that lead to a bad learning environment. It sounds like a great thing, but I have problems with it. As part of the proposal, the NEA will work to provide factual materials about homosexuality to schools for student consumption. Now, I highly doubt one of the facts that will be presented is that members of the same gender are not able to procreate. It is pretty clear ...
  • NEA OKs Resolution to Protect Gays

    02/08/2002 3:05:41 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 213 replies · 1,063+ views
    AP | 2/8/02 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest teachers union will ask school districts to protect homosexual students and staff by adopting policies that punish harassment and discrimination. Under a plan adopted Friday by the National Education Association's board of directors, schools also will be encouraged to develop factual materials for classroom discussions on homosexuality. All staff and students will be encouraged to speak up when they see or experience discrimination based on sexual orientation. "I think it's a pretty clear signal that the organization recognizes there are some pretty serious needs for gay and lesbian children in school - and employees," ...
  • EX-PRESIDENT FORD SUPPORTS GAY-RIGHTS LOBBY

    02/08/2002 1:29:12 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 27 replies · 314+ views
    EX-PRESIDENT FORD SUPPORTS GAY-RIGHTS LOBBY WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 8, 02 (CWNews.com) -- Former US President Gerald Ford has lent his public support an organization pushing for equal legal treatment of homosexual couples. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Ford agreed to join the advisory board of the Republican Unity Coalition, a group devoted to promoting gay rights within the Republican party. Ford became President after the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974 and served out the remainder of Nixon's term before losing the 1976 election to Jimmy Carter.
  • Gay Priest In Spain Urges Tolerance [ and fights against Catholic "caveman mentality" ]

    02/08/2002 12:44:14 PM PST · by AdrianZ · 40 replies · 935+ views
    Guardian ^ | Feb 8 2002 | AP
    Gay Priest In Spain Urges Tolerance Friday February 8, 2002 8:30 PM MADRID, Spain (AP) - The first priest in Spanish history to openly acknowledge living an active homosexual life vowed Friday to fight to make the Roman Catholic Church abandon its ``caveman mentality'' and accept gays and lesbians in the pews and on the pulpit. But the Rev. Jose Mantero first had to defend himself against what he described as a smear campaign by prelates and conservative opinion makers since his confession scandalized the church and catapulted him to stardom in Spain. ``Being gay not only is not ...
  • Leading Israeli Rabbi Says: Gays Should Die

    02/07/2002 6:50:59 PM PST · by AdrianZ · 30 replies · 385+ views
    Rabbi Says Gays Should Die Thursday, 7th February 2002 A leading Jewish cleric has called for homosexuals to be killed. The statements have come in the week that members of leading lesbian and gay groups are to meet Israel’s prime minister Ariel Sharon. Rabbi David Batzri told the Israeli Ma`ariv newspaper that homosexuals should be “put to death” according to Jewish religious law. Batzri added: "Homosexuals and lesbians are not only a sickness, they are an abomination which should be removed from every city in the country, also from those districts where they feel protected, like in Tel Aviv." Batzri’s ...
  • Bush Aide Karl Rove Gets Briefings on ‘Gay’ GOP Effort

    02/07/2002 5:22:23 PM PST · by Double Eagle Sword of Justice · 99 replies · 700+ views
    Culture and Family Institute ^ | February 7, 2002 | Peter LaBarbera
    Charles Francis, a homosexual activist and friend of President George W. Bush, regularly briefs Bush senior advisor Karl Rove on his group’s effort to end the GOP’s opposition to homosexuality, according to a National Journal report. Francis heads the Republican Unity Coalition (RUC), a year-old organization that seeks to make homosexuality a “non-issue” in the Republican Party. The RUC has the backing of several prominent Republicans and Bush backers — including senior White House aide Mary Matalin, who is pictured prominently on the group’s Web site attending a 2000 fund-raiser for the Coalition. Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson (Wyoming) has ...
  • 'Gay' webmaster sentenced for kidnapping

    02/05/2002 11:26:41 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 238+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2002 | By Allyson Smith
    The owner of the controversial usQueers.com website that called for a "slow, painful death" for well-known pro-family advocates was sentenced in San Diego County Superior Court to five days in jail and three years' probation on a kidnapping charge. usQueers.com webmaster Bruce Allan Ross was convicted of taking David Powell, a minister at First Southern Baptist Church in San Diego, hostage last June 18. During the incident, Ross displayed a jagged bottom of a glass bottle, threatened to hurt Powell and also threatened to commit suicide by cutting the artery in his own neck, according to a June 19 ...
  • Gay parent poser

    02/05/2002 12:54:20 PM PST · by Double Eagle Sword of Justice · 9 replies · 290+ views
    The Advertiser ^ | Feb 4, 2002 | staff
    Children raised by gay couples will suffer serious problems in later life, a study into parenting has found. The biggest investigation into same-sex parenting to be published in Europe claims children brought up by gay couples are more likely to experiment with homosexual behaviour and be confused about their sexuality. The best way to bring up a child is within a traditional marriage, the study by sociologist Patricia Morgan concludes. The launch this week of her book, Children As Trophies?, which contains the claims, comes as the Government is poised to change adoption laws and allow unmarried couples to adopt ...
  • Bless My Gay Stars! Rosie O'Donnell Busts Out of the Closet

    02/05/2002 11:33:19 AM PST · by dead · 66 replies · 315+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 2/6/2 | La Dolce Musto - by Michael Musto
    Bless my gay stars! You've heard by now that Rosie O'Donnell is coming out in her memoirs, which at this point might be as shocking as Kid Rock being straight, but it's still an important step worthy of breaking out our finest diet sodas. For years, I've critiqued Rosie's ambiguous single-mom act and dissed her for claiming she wanted to protect her private life, while publicly detailing every burp and doodoo of her kids. At the height of her subterfuge—enforced by her higher-ups, for all I know—Rosie gushed over Tom Cruise in between indulging in coy, pronoun-free banter with her ...
  • Spaniards back openly gay priest

    02/04/2002 2:34:12 PM PST · by AdrianZ · 10 replies · 202+ views
    The Times ^ | Feb 04 2002 | STEPHEN BURGEN
    MONDAY FEBRUARY 04 2002 Spaniards back openly gay priest FROM STEPHEN BURGEN IN BARCELONA A PRIEST has announced in a gay magazine that he is an active homosexual. Father José Mantero has won widespread support from his flock, but his bishop said that “necessary measures” would be taken. Father Mantero, 39, parish priest of Nuestra Señora del Reposo in Valverde del Camino, near the southern port of Huelva, said: “I give thanks to God for being gay. I am not exactly celibate.” A priest for ten years, he said it was his faith and love of the Church that impelled ...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: "Can gay couples make good adoptive parents?"

    02/04/2002 11:26:03 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 82 replies · 468+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/4/2002 | who cares
    CLICK HERE to FReep the poll, "Can gay couples make good adoptive parents?"
  • YOU KNOW YOU'RE A BIGOT IF..

    09/29/2000 1:48:30 PM PDT · by AMERIKA · 177+ views
    Ether zone ^ | 9/29/00 | By: Michael J. Bates
    You know you’re a bigot if -- You think the malcontents who kicked the crap out of the British and gave birth to America were heroic and deserve to be remembered as such. Correct thinking people know they only did this so they could quit talking with that wimpy accent and be first in line at rap concerts.You know you’re a bigot if -- You think Al Sharpton is the "Reverand" at the Church Of Mo Better Den Thou and you wonder just exactly what it is Jesse Jackson does for a living. Correct thinking people know it’s not polite ...
  • Scout leader charged with child sex abuse

    02/26/2002 6:49:57 PM PST · by ThreePantherEightyDuce · 32 replies · 777+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 26 Feb 02 | By SUSAN PALMER
    Scout leader charged with child sex abuse By SUSAN PALMER&nbsp;The Register-Guard &nbsp;Recommend this story to others. &nbsp; SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man who worked with children as a Scout leader and through his sports trading card shop remained in jail Monday on charges that he sexually abused five young boys. Steven Jeremy Freeman, 36, of Springfield, faces five counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree sex abuse. He met some of the boys - ages 7 to 10 - through his shop, others through Scouting and some through both, Springfield police Capt. Rich Harrison said. Freeman was arrested ...
  • Riordan, a liberal Republican, is hard to categorize

    02/19/2002 2:40:20 AM PST · by Gothmog · 3 replies · 289+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 2/18/02 | Emily Bazar
    Second in a three-part series When Richard Riordan makes a speech, chances are he'll weave in a quote from 12th-century Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides. But quiz him on whether California abortion law should be changed -- as reporters did recently before he spoke to a Republican women's group -- and his response lacks the detail you might expect from someone who can quote medieval scholars at will. "I don't know the answer to that," the former Los Angeles mayor said. "I should understand, but I don't. But I will." It turns out that very little about Riordan, a lawyer, venture ...
  • "ADULT CONTENT"

    02/18/2002 11:57:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 197 replies · 3,988+ views
    NEWS@TRUTHUSA.COM ^ | February 19, 2002 | Cindy Furnare
    "ADULT CONTENT" by Cindy Furnare The term "adult content" should bring to mind an informative document of substance. Unfortunately, just like the word "gay" has been perverted; so has the term "adult content." Truly it is disgusting to be bombarded by "adult content" e- mails which you would NEVER sign up for. There is nothing "adult" about these "adult content" e-mails. As a matter of fact, the term "sick and perverted" accurately describes these "adult content" e-mails. Well, the internet search engines which include "adult content" are not any better. Perverts on the internet are not behaving like "adults" and ...
  • Why I Believe Predestination

    02/18/2002 8:54:15 PM PST · by rwfromkansas · 545 replies · 569+ views
    myself | 2/18/01 | myself
    Why I Believe Predestination Okay, I did not used to believe predestination. I used to believe free will and did not know any better. When I first heard of predestination, I was horrified and actually angry. It seemed like it made God into some horrible monster. After a lot of study though, I had to change my mind and I now embrace predestination, often resulting in having to defend it to shocked Christian friends. Hopefully, this defense will help others understand my thinking. First, if free will is accurate, why hasn’t an Almighty God been able to convince everyone to ...
  • WTC Flag Raising & Memorial Petition Surpasses 1/4 Million (250,000) Signatures!!!

    02/18/2002 12:21:06 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 762 replies · 1,554+ views
    PetitionOnline ^ | February 18, 2002 | Jeff Head
    The Petition to New York City regarding the Firefighter Memorial protesting the originally proposed Ground Zero Flag Raising Statue and seeking that the as yet unstated plans for a memorial be non-political and historically correct, has surpassed the 250,000 signature mark. It now stands at: 250,650 Signatures The First 120,000 signatures have been sent to New York firefighters for delivery to the Mayor's Office. The next 130,000 signatures will be on their way as soon as they are extracted, printed and bound. We will keep doing this until it is clear that plans for the memorial are not politcally driven ...
  • What Feels Good? I'll Tell You What Doesn't! ***WOW***

    02/17/2002 12:58:17 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 60 replies · 287+ views
    http://www.sierratimes.com ^ | 02.17.02 | By Deborah Venable Thanx gator
    What Feels Good? I'll Tell You What Doesn't! By Deborah Venable 02.17.02 Okay, no more Mr. Nice Guy! It just doesn’t make sense any more, so let’s dispense with it and get about the business we should have been doing all this time while the morally corrupt and mentally challenged had their way with us. My sensibilities have been insulted long enough, so I’m claiming all my rights to this political correctness stuff in one fell swoop. I resent the following list of infringements on my sensibilities. To heck with the Constitution, nobody cares about infringements on that anyway, so ...
  • UC Berkeley Pulls Plug on Hands-On Sex Ed Class

    02/18/2002 6:35:24 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 13 replies · 335+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2002 | Staff
    <p>BERKELEY, Calif.  — A male sexuality class at University of California, Berkeley has been suspended after reports of lurid extracurricular activities surfaced late last week in the student newspaper.</p> <p>The suspension of the class, run by students and sponsored by the university, was announced Friday. Students who had taken part in the two-unit course told the Daily Californian that several of their classmates were involved in an orgy at a class party and that another group of students chose to go to a strip club for their final project.</p>
  • Alan Keyes Meets The Dreaded A-Word

    02/16/2002 10:22:38 AM PST · by edmundburk · 153 replies · 389+ views
    Clay Waters
    Andrew Sullivan-hating Michelangelo Signorile, who for some reason gets to write frontpage stories for the right-leaning New York Press, falls into the condescending liberal trap when discussing Alan Keyes talk show, using the A-word to describe an intelligent black man. First it was Clarence Thomas, now it's Keyes: Keyes, who has twice run in Republican presidential primaries, each night unfurls a smorgasbord of ideological, far-right ideas. He’s a lot smarter than Pat Robertson, and a lot more articulate than Jerry Falwell. In other words, he talks good for someone of that color! People for the American Way did this to ...
  • Government planes now buzzing Virginia Terrorists

    02/16/2002 9:08:29 PM PST · by VaBthang4 · 31 replies · 373+ views
    Me | Me
    I am in Long Island, Virginia about 25 minutes away from Red House, Virginia where a group of Al Fuqra Muslims have built themselves a nice little compound. I can hear the planes coming from the North and their flight path is taking them directly over my house. They are props... Heavy and Low. Seems like they are taking a straight trajectory to Charlotte County and then depart heading west and then north again. I am familiar with the angles out here and the normal timelines so I know this is new to the area. The word here is that ...
  • Bush Reiterates Terror Message

    02/16/2002 6:50:22 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 246+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/16/02 | RON FOURNIER
    ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — In a star-spangled sendoff, President Bush told hundreds of fatigue-clad U.S. soldiers Saturday that ``America will not blink'' from the fight against terrorism and Osama bin Laden. He vowed to bring that message to Asia. Amid cheers of ``USA! USA!'', the commander in chief made a quick refueling stop at this snowy Air Force base to rally U.S. troops and headline a $400,000 fund-raiser for the Alaska Republican Party. He was leaving from here for a three-nation Asian trip that ends Friday. In a cavernous fighter jet hangar, Bush pledged to tell his ...
  • Basic Republican/Democrat Belief Comparison Needed

    02/16/2002 7:38:58 PM PST · by Mister_Magotchi · 57 replies · 11,438+ views
    As a project for a local citizen watchdog group in our county, I am trying to put together a comparison chart of sorts defining the differences between right-wing Republicans and leftist Democrats. I have not been successful in finding anything that would serve the purpose. We are trying to find something that would help convert life-long Democrats who don't know the issues over to our cause (or anybody for that matter). I live in the West and in a county that has suffered much from federal government encroachments. Any help anybody can give would be great. If I have posted ...
  • ZeroKnowledge Freedom Network source code now available

    02/16/2002 10:39:31 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 2 replies · 215+ views
    The Register ^ | Feb 15, 2002 | Andrew Orlowski
    CodeCon Source code for ZeroKnowledge Systems' discontinued anonymous Internet service has leaked onto the Web, apparently with the blessing of ZKS' Chief Scientist Ian Goldberg. The announcement was made on Goldberg's behalf at the CodeCon conference by Len Sassaman, co-organizer of the three day grassroots P2P and crypto conference . Until early last October, Freedom Network offered anonymous web surfing and email with a comprehensive, belt-and-braces approach to anonymity involving dedicated servers, tricky routing tactics and the generation of noise traffic. All packets were encrypted. ZKS discontinued the service but denied that the decision was a consequence of the post-September ...
  • Santa Barbara Libertarians help win Boy Scout discrimination fight

    02/15/2002 6:50:19 AM PST · by DoSomethingAboutIt · 456 replies · 186+ views
    LP News ^ | February | LP
    Libertarians in Santa Barbara, California have scored a victory for freedom of association by helping to nullify a resolution that censured the local Boy Scouts chapter. On November 14, county supervisors approved a statute forbidding the government from discriminating against private organizations -- even if that group has "incorrect membership requirements," said Santa Barbara LP Secretary Robert Bakhaus. "Even the U.S. Supreme Court had said the Boy Scouts have the right to associate, and make their own internal rules as they choose," he said. "If LPers could not lead in such a case as local government censuring the Boy Scouts, ...
  • McCain Says: No Campaign Finance Reform Makes Good People Do Bad Things

    02/15/2002 11:20:05 AM PST · by Parmy · 20 replies · 168+ views
    Television ^ | 2/15/02
    There is no text. I heard McCain being interviewed on a news blip this morning. And, he did say that the absence of finance reform laws make good people to bad things.I don't think good people do bad things regardless of their circumstances. Using that logic would mean that good people would commit murder with out some kind of laws.I think the statement by McCain was as close to stupid as it gets.
  • Sect Couple (SASU)

    02/14/2002 7:04:52 AM PST · by ArGee · 37 replies · 193+ views
    NPR ^ | 2/14/02 | NPR
    This segment is from Morning Edition Thursday, February 14, 2002 Sect Couple NPR's Tovia Smith reports on the case of a Massachusetts couple who are members of a religious sect that doesn't believe in medical care. They are in jail because a court wants proof their religious beliefs did not cause the death of an infant they say was lost in a miscarriage. The case has become a popular topic among some constitutional scholars, because of the issues it raises in the area of religious freedom and a woman's right to privacy. (4:31)
  • Abortion in Ireland - Life choices

    02/13/2002 10:42:33 AM PST · by Jeremy_Bentham · 29 replies · 204+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jan 24th 2002 | unknown
    Yet another plebiscite on abortion looms in Ireland FEW issues have so dominated public debate in Ireland, or proved so divisive, as abortion. The weary Irish electorate has endured four plebiscites on the subject in 20 years. In the next few weeks they will face a fifth, intended to tighten already restrictive abortion laws even further. Last year an estimated 7,000 Irish women travelled abroad, mainly to England, to end unwanted pregnancies. At home, abortion is illegal on all except the narrowest of grounds: where the life of a pregnant mother is threatened because she is suicidal. The entitlement ...
  • NEA And GLSEN Seek To Stifle Free Speech

    02/13/2002 6:41:01 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 73 replies · 1,521+ views
    Too good Reports ^ | February 13, 2002 | Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
    The National Education Association (NEA) and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) are teaming up this year to violate the free speech and religious freedom rights of millions of school children. They&acute;re not honest enough to clearly state this as their goal, but it is their objective. These two groups are engaged in a campaign to establish "anti-harassment" and "anti-discrimination" policies on school campuses that will prohibit students from engaging in honest discussions about the behavior of homosexuality. Those students who wish to express medically-based or morally-based opposition to homosexuality as a lifestyle will be punished if ...
  • FREEP this poll: The Democratic Underground psychos have taken it over!

    02/12/2002 8:26:31 AM PST · by hawaiian · 79 replies · 373+ views
    Here's the poll (on the left side of the page). "In the Congressional race in 2002, for which party's candidate do you intend to vote - Democrat or Republican?" Let's let 'em have it.