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  • What ‘The Butler’ gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race [movie falsely portrays Reagan as racist]

    09/01/2013 5:16:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner
    Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner are Ronald Reagan historians. One cold evening in Dixon, Ill., in the early 1930s, a young man known as Dutch Reagan brought home two African American teammates from his Eureka College football team. The team was on the road, and the local hotels had refused the two black players. So Reagan invited them to spend the night and have breakfast with his family. In November 1952, in one of his final meetings as president of Hollywood’s Screen Actors Guild, Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater...
  • Four Historians Take On 'The Butler's' Racist Depiction of Reagan

    08/31/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/30/2013 | Courtney Coren
    Four Ronald Reagan historians have slammed the portrayal of former President Reagan in the movie "The Butler," saying that the 40th president's "attitudes toward race" as shown in the movie are inaccurate. They begin the article, "What 'The Butler' gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race," published in The Washington Post, by recounting instances in Reagan's life when he decried racism and took a stand for the African-American community. While serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, for example, "Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater employment for black actors." That position was controversial at the...
  • 'The Butler' Presents An Historically Inaccurate Portrait Of Ronald Reagan

    08/28/2013 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 28, 2013 | By Mark Joseph & Paul Kengor
    When we first started getting messages at the Facebook page of “Reagan: The Movie,” objecting to our (allegedly) having chosen Jane Fonda to play the role of Nancy Reagan, we were mildly nonplussed. There were angry calls for boycotts, heartfelt pleas that we change our minds, and the occasional expletive from furious Vietnam veterans. At first we attempted to set the record straight. “Wrong movie,” our Facebook team would write back. “You’re thinking of a movie called ‘The Butler.’” But in time, the trickle turned into a flood and it seemed that no amount of corrections could stop the misunderstanding....
  • Obama says he teared up over butler movie

    08/27/2013 4:36:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    AFP News ^ | August 27, 2013
    President Barack Obama teared up watching "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a celluloid depiction of the US civil rights battle as seen by an African-American who served in the White House. "I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go," Obama said in an interview with radio host Tom Joyner. "And yet, with dignity and tenacity, they got up and worked every single day," said...
  • 'Butler' Box Office Sales Plummet by One-Third

    08/26/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 53 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    The movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" saw its weekend box office receipts plummet by nearly a third, from $24.6 million in its opening week to $17 million last week, after a storm of protests from Republican and veterans groups. The film depicts a White House butler who served eight presidents, and has come under fire for its portrayal of former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy as being racially insensitive and for casting Jane Fonda as the first lady. Supporters of President Reagan and veterans groups especially have criticized the film, with some calling for boycotts. Though the film...
  • HOW AWFUL! Oprah’s “The Butler” Is Chock Full of Racist Lies (Video)

    08/21/2013 4:59:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-20-2013 | Jim Hoft
    How absolutely horrible! Oprah and Hollywood are going ga-ga over The Butler a project that is purposely filled with racist lies from beginning to end. What horrible people. As Eric Bolling pointed out today on The Five that the “real” Butler was born in Virginia. His mother was never raped by a white man. His father was never killed by a white man. That was just included as an extra jab at whitey. [video] There’s more… The real Butler’s life story was not bad enough so they had to fill it up with racist lies. Hoover.org reported: "Born in 1919,...
  • Lee Daniels: Americans are Showing ‘True Colors’ in Anger at Obama

    08/20/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 20, 2013 | Taylor Gordon
    Lee Daniels didn’t hold back during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, saying that he believed President Obama’s term in office has revealed America’s “true colors” and it is still a racist and “angry” country. Daniels wasn’t directing the comment toward all Americans, but he certainly had a point. Morgan is known for asking the tough questions and when he pushed the director of “The Butler” to speak up on racism in America since Obama was elected, the interview took a powerful turn. “I think that people are angry that he’s president and I think that they are showing their...
  • 'The Butler' Director: America More Racist with Obama as President

    08/20/2013 10:48:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 8-20-2013 | Christian Toto
    Many Americans, even those who didn't support Sen. Barack Obama's policies, welcomed the sight of a black president in 2008 as a sign of racial progress. The director of Lee Daniels' The Butler insists that election showed the country's "true colors"--we're still a racist nation. And it's gotten worse since Obama first took office. Daniels, speaking with the low-rated Piers Morgan on CNN Monday night, gave this answer when asked if the country had become more or less racist since Obama's 2008 election victory. "I think that people are angry that he's president, and I think that they're showing their...
  • Oprah’s PR Blitz Helps ‘The Butler’ Open #1 With $25M (It worked)

    08/19/2013 11:08:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 8-18-2013 | Nikki Finke
    Love her or hate her, co-star Oprah Winfrey and her big media blitz helped open the pic even if it did little to help her public image by providing more dirt for her detractors. Yet a survey by Fandango found that 72% of Butler ticket-buyers claimed Oprah’s involvement increased their interest in seeing the film which was her first movie role in 15 years. But The Butler still trailed the opening weekend grosses of two recent and similarly race- and civil rights-themed adult pics: 42 and The Help. No one, and certainly not The Weinstein Company, expected director Lee Daniels’...
  • Rewriting History with The Butler

    08/19/2013 8:03:18 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can't beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you'll lose many a battle, but you'll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education. Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has...
  • Top 5 Inaccuracies in 'The Butler'

    08/16/2013 6:44:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/13 | Christian Toto
    The new political drama Lee Daniels' The Butler takes its cues from a Washington Post article about a black servant named Eugene Allen who worked in eight presidential administrations. That part of the story is essentially unchanged. The rest of the film, a movie stuffed with politics, historical re-creations and presidential imitations, is rife with inaccuracies that should be corrected. Note: Some story spoilers ahead ... President Ronald Reagan was indifferent to the suffering of people of color. Breitbart News reported this week that Reagan biographer Craig Shirley shredded this notion by detailing the president's legislative achievements and personal outtreach...
  • Reagan Biographer Denounces Casting Fonda As Nancy in ´The Butler´

    08/14/2013 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/14/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Conservative PR guru and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley has an excellent piece over at Breitbart in which he explains why it is utterly detestable that anti-American leftist Jane Fonda was cast as Nancy Reagan in the new Hollywood film Lee Daniels´ The Butler, and not, it´s not just her infamous pose with North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Fonda, Shirley notes, sought to slam the door on Vietnamese "boat people" who were fleeing the brutal Communist regime, while other Americans across the political spectrum -- Shirley commends leftie folk singer Joan Baez for her advocacy of the boat people -- stood up
  • FLASHBACK, 2005: Oprah Makes False Racism Charges Against Store To Promote Movie - Just Like Now!

    08/12/2013 7:30:05 PM PDT · by JihadiKiller
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/12/2013 | Dinah Tellya
    <p>Just Us Coffee Roasters Co-op in Nova Scotia isn’t the kind of business that seems ripe for an employee revolt. The worker-owned co-operative serves up fair-trade organic coffee, pays above minimum wage and offers employees perks such as health benefits, profit-sharing and money to buy shoes.</p>
  • If the the Judicial System was good enough for OJ...

    07/17/2013 1:34:54 PM PDT · by publius321 · 4 replies
    Comments on the Althea Butler and "the white man's racist God..." Trevon and the magnificient bubble that is the "ivy league" degree of today.
  • Supporter (Cook County Commissioner Jerry “Iceman” Butler) Sends Jackson Jr. Letter to Wrong Judge

    05/19/2013 4:04:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 5/17/13 | Phil Rogers
    **SNIP** “I will not bore you with his history as a congressman. You, I am sure, have received more information about his tenure than I have.” “Therefore I will reduce my letter to this statement. Please let mercy temper justice.” Butler directed his comments to the wrong judge, however. His letter is addressed to Judge Robert Wilkins, who is no longer assigned to the case. Judge Amy Berman Jackson received the case through a random reassignment April 16. Jackson is to be sentenced July 1.
  • Pope ex-butler Paolo Gabriele jailed for theft

    10/06/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | October 6, 2012
    Pope Benedict's ex-butler Paolo Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers from him and sentenced to 18 months in jail.Prosecutors had called for a three-year sentence but it was reduced because of "mitigating circumstances".Ahead of the verdict, Gabriele said he acted out of love for the Church and did not see himself as a thief.He had denied the theft charge but admitted photocopying documents and "betraying the Holy Father's trust". Gabriele's lawyer Cristiana Arru said she did not intend to appeal against the verdict, Reuters reported.Her client would serve his sentence under house arrest in his Vatican apartment...
  • "Honky Tonk"(1956 - Bill Doggett Combo)..two of the greatest guitar & sax solos ever?

    09/25/2012 8:35:34 AM PDT · by sussex · 14 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 25/19/12 | The Aged P
    I’m in my 70s and remember skating round to this at Brixton Roller Rink (long gone) when I was a teenager, trying to impress the girls – and someone else was also probably checking out the talent at the same time across the ocean… I’m 68 and this is my favorite R’ n R’ instrumental of all time. Reminds me of Bond’s Ice Cream parlor back in 1957 in Cedar Grove, NJ where I spent more time than I did in my own home. Plonking around on an acoustic guitar at home trying to copy the guitar solo (and failing...
  • Gerard Butler receives death threats over new movie

    09/14/2011 12:56:12 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 22 replies
    SeattlePI.com ^ | September 14, 2011
    Hollywood star Gerard Butler increased his security team at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend after receiving death threats. The "300" star has been promoting his role in controversial movie "Machine Gun Preacher," a true-life story based on a Hells Angel who rescues orphans in Muslim-dominant Sudan after converting to Christianity.
  • NCAA Championship Game LIVE THREAD-(GO BUTLER!!)

    04/04/2011 5:15:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    TCRLAF | 4-4-11 | TCRLAF
    HERE WE GO FOLKS!!! "... This is for all the small schools, that never had a chance to be here."-HOOSIERS My favorite line, from one of the greatest movies of all time. You just have to be from Indiana, before class tournaments began, having experienced Hoosier Hysteria first-hand, to understand what this really means. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGL0uuCxXyQ
  • Believe it! Butler is back in Final Four!

    03/26/2011 4:28:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 3-26-11 | BRETT MARTEL
    NEW ORLEANS - Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler returned to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida on Saturday. Matt Howard scored 14 and Khyle Marshall added 10 for the Bulldogs (27-9), who showed again they simply won't give in, erasing an 11-point hole in the second half. Mack's 3-pointer with 1:21 left in overtime gave Butler the lead for good at 72-70.
  • Passenger Busted in Miami Airport Shutdown-Luggage suspicious, bomb squad on scene

    09/03/2010 1:07:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | 9-3-10 | Mary Papenfuss
    Sep 3, 2010 2:20 AM CDT - A passenger has been arrested after something suspicious in his checked luggage triggered a shutdown of Miami International Airport last night. Four of six terminals and airport roadways have been closed,
  • MIA Reopened After Suspicious Device Causes Evacuation (Passenger arrived from Brazil)

    09/03/2010 4:07:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/3/10 | CAROLYN RYAN and BRIAN HAMACHER
    One man is in custody and Miami International Airport is back open this morning after a suspicious device caused a major evacuation and shutdown Thursday night. The security scare happened just after 9 p.m., when a baggage screener spotted a suspicious item in a checked piece of luggage in the Customs area. -snip- A video of what is believed to be part of the suspicious device showed a silver canister, though police haven't confirmed what was found. Police also haven't released the identity of the man taken into custody, but airport officials said he had been on a flight from...
  • Butler Hoops Team Under Investigation

    04/15/2010 10:41:33 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 17 replies · 2,493+ views
    http://southernsportsview.com ^ | 4/15/10 | That_DanRyan
    INDIANAPOLIS--Butler's run in the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game may be tarnished after reports surfaced today that all 13 players on the roster are being given good educations in an effort to help them find good jobs after they leave the school. "It's important to remember that right now these are only allegations -- allegations that we are looking into," said NCAA president James Isch. "But, obviously, if true, this would be very disappointing. The NCAA has certain expectations and standards. It's not fair for players at one school to be given good educations while athletes at other member...
  • Stevens Agrees To 12-Year Deal To Stay At Butler

    04/08/2010 2:29:06 PM PDT · by Abathar · 23 replies · 523+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | 04/08/2010 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- If his new contract is any indication, Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens will be at the school a very long time. Stevens agreed to a new 12-year contract with Butler on Thursday, possibly squashing speculation that he would leave Indianapolis for a new school and a massive payday. Terms of the new deal with the Bulldogs were not released. Quantcast "Tracy and I are thrilled and very thankful for the opportunity to continue to play a role for Butler University," Stevens said. "We are already looking forward to the 2010-11 season." The length of the deal is virtually...
  • No Denying Duke (Duke Wins National Championship)

    04/05/2010 8:45:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 113 replies · 2,527+ views
    espn ^ | April 5, 2010
    Butler took Duke to the final possession Monday night, but Gordon Hayward's potential game-winners drew iron as the Blue Devil won the national title 61-59.
  • NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!

    04/05/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 198 replies · 5,111+ views
    tcrlaf | 4-5-10 | TCRLAF
    Come watch Milan... err... I mean BUTLER, beat the Evil Duke!!!
  • You Can&#8217;t spell Bulldogs Without A "D"-(BUTLER WINS!!!!)

    04/03/2010 9:30:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies · 818+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 04-04-10 | Dan Wetzel
    INDIANAPOLIS – So Butler went nearly 11 second-half minutes without a basket and won. The Bulldogs shot 30.4 percent from the field and beat Michigan State 52-50 anyway. They dished just five assists and got outrebounded and the Bulldogs – the Butler Bulldogs! – are going to play for the national title on Monday. And you want to discount their chances now? Butler in the finale is improbable. The last school from a smaller conference without a major football program to play for the title was Indiana State in 1979. The Sycamores had Larry Bird though. Butler, on the other...
  • Final Four-Real 'Hoosiers' Hero Embraces Butler Connection (Bobby Plump-Milan '54, Butler Grad)

    04/02/2010 9:03:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies · 579+ views
    WRTV-6 Indianapolis ^ | April 1, 2010 | CLIFF BRUNT
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Bobby Plump settled in at a table in the family restaurant and began spinning the tale of his childhood, the one everyone loves. The one he loves. As fans in nearby seats stopped eating and leaned in close to hear the details, Plump patiently described his buzzer-beating jumper in the 1954 Indiana state championship game. The shot that led to "Hoosiers" and the shot that has thrust him, willingly, into a role as Indiana's ambassador for its beloved basketball and his alma mater, Butler. The 73-year-old Plump smiles often, occasionally bellowing in laughter at details as he describes...
  • Butler didn’t do it [Faculty Senate spurns John Roberts as commencement speaker]

    03/26/2010 1:07:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 684+ views
    WORLD ^ | March 26, 2010 | RUSS PULLIAM
    On the basketball court, Butler University has a magical ability to compete with the best. As a smaller school in the Horizon League, Butler recruits few if any future NBA stars. Yet the team makes up for it with persistence, hustle, and intense mental concentration. Butler did it to the more talented, No. 1-seeded Syracuse Orange, 63-59, Thursday night in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and will now take on Kansas State in the Elite Eight Saturday in Salt Lake City. A victory over the Wildcats would send the Bulldogs back to their hometown of Indianapolis for next week’s Final...
  • Conservative Leaders Urge Rejection of Louis Butler Nomination(WI)

    12/15/2009 3:42:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 436+ views
    spectator.org ^ | 14 December, 2009 | na
    RE: Louis Butler's nomination to be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin. On December 3 the Judiciary Committee voted out this controversial nomination on a party-line vote of 12-7, and floor action is expected in the near future. Louis Butler is unfit for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench because his record demonstrates a far-left agenda of personal beliefs and political ideology that he imposes from the bench, and the people of Wisconsin have twice rejected him as undeserving to serve on their highest court. ACTION: The nomination of Louis Butler is one of those...
  • Governor Palin / Thomas Van Flein Frivolous Ethics Complaint

    07/11/2009 7:10:16 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 31 replies · 1,735+ views
    Sarah Palin Facebook Notes ^ | July 11, 2009 | Thomas Van Flein
    When Governor Palin announced that she would be resigning, in part, because of the unusual number of frivolous ethics complaints burdening the state of Alaska, that was not intended to be an invitation to file more frivolous ethics complaints. Not everyone got the message. As if to underscore the Governor's point, two more frivolous complaints were filed this week. For example, Raymond A. Ward (DOB 1947), has apparently filed a state ethics complaint (No. 19) incorrectly alleging that the Governor has appeared on "television and radio variety shows earning and accepting money for personal and private use on state time."...
  • Election panel weighs Kerry's bid to produce movie

    06/25/2009 12:48:54 AM PDT · by james500 · 5 replies · 1,057+ views
    AP ^ | 6/25/2009 | Andrew Miga
    Federal election officials will have a hand in writing the script on Sen. John Kerry's plans to become a movie producer. The Federal Election Commission meets Thursday to consider Kerry's request to use $300,000 from his campaign funds to invest in a documentary about injured Iraq war veterans. The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee wants to be an executive producer for a movie tentatively titled "Keeping Faith," by White Mountain Films. Kerry would not be paid, but he could get up to a 120 percent return on his $300,000 investment, according to a March 16 letter he sent to the FEC...
  • Phillip Butler slams John McCain

    09/15/2008 4:52:28 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 28 replies · 591+ views
    Military.com ^ | Phillip Butler
    Doctor Phillip Butler is a 1961 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former light-attack carrier pilot. In 1965 he was shot down over North Vietnam where he spent eight years as a prisoner of war. He is a highly decorated combat veteran who was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legion of Merits, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Heart medals. After his repatriation in 1973 he earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at San Diego and became a Navy Organizational Effectiveness consultant. He completed his Navy career in 1981 as a professor of...
  • Fighting Fire with Fire

    01/26/2009 10:44:37 PM PST · by neverhome · 17 replies · 681+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 01.27.09 | Alan Burkhart
    In a recent article posted at truthout.org, Phillip Butler makes a case for the arrest of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for crimes against the U.S. Constitution. Butler is a veteran military pilot and was a POW in Vietnam for 2,855 days. Since his repatriation in 1973, he has earned a PhD in Sociology and according to his author bio, "he mentors business and organization leaders and is a community activist." His article is well-written and thorough, using the Third Geneva Convention and its rules regarding the interrogation of POWs as the basis for his assertions. In...
  • Ragged chorus flies Timor's tattered flag (touches on Iraq etc)

    05/30/2006 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Fair Go · 3 replies · 674+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 30 May 2006 | Piers Akerman
    THE kumbaya crowd which pressed for East Timor's independence must shoulder much of the blame for the failure of its dysfunctional Government. But while the collective of liberation theologists and civil rights lawyers cheered Fretilin's Portugese-educated Marxist guerrilla leaders, the same candle-wavers protested against the toppling of the mass murdering Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Yet East Timor, with a population estimated at about one million, whose independence was internationally recognised on May 20, 2002, is now arguably in proportionately worse shape than Iraq, population 26 million, where the first election under its new constitution took place just last December. The...
  • Ex-POW Criticizes McCain in ‘Swift Boat’-Style Ad

    09/15/2008 6:16:08 PM PDT · by skully · 90 replies · 478+ views
    FOXNews ^ | September 15, 2008 | FOXNews.com
    A former Naval Academy midshipman who was imprisoned alongside John McCain is the narrator of a new television ad that bashes the Republican candidate by saying being a prisoner of war is not a good prerequisite for being president The ad, produced by Brave New PAC, a liberal political action committee affiliated with Brave New Films, shows Phillip Butler saying McCain was known as a “very volatile guy” and someone Butler would not like to see “with his finger near the red button.” Leighton Woodhouse, communications director for both Brave New Films and the PAC, said two days of national...
  • CBS' Butler says he isn't sure who kidnapped him in Iraq

    04/29/2008 9:40:21 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 45 replies · 95+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/29/08 | DAVID BAUDER
    Butler said he felt it was better to be kidnapped in Iraq then taken into custody by Americans in Afghanistan. "I was pleased I wasn't being mortarboarded in Guantanamo or being held for six and a half years like an Al-Jazeera cameraman, for instance," he said. Butler said he lost about 42 pounds and during the last 12 days of his captivity, ate one tangerine and four boiled eggs. On the day he was found, he heard voices outside where he was staying that escalated into a gunfight. The door to his room was kicked in. A soldier aimed a...
  • Video spurs faith-filled discussion (Rob Bell Nooma)

    04/18/2008 6:24:34 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 7 replies · 884+ views
    Are you a part of life’s rhythm? Or do you march to the beat of your own drum? It was these and other questions that thirteen Butler University and Franklin College students attempted to answer Wednesday night, April 9, after viewing a video that is the 11th in a line of videos called “Noomas.” Grace Unlimited sponsored the event which took place at Butler’s Center for Faith and Vocation, and promoted it as “an open, unpressured discussion of life’s big questions.” According to etymonline.com, “nooma” comes from the Greek word “pneuma” which means “spirit, wind or breath.” Rob Bell is...
  • Gableman wins Supreme Court race (Wisconsin now has conservative Supreme Court)

    04/01/2008 10:12:27 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 246+ views
    Madison.com ^ | 4/2/08
    MADISON, Wis. -- Michael Gableman had 51 percent of Tuesday's vote compared with 49 percent for Butler with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Butler is the first incumbent justice to lose a re-election bid since 1967. He joined the court in 2004 after being appointed by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle. He built his campaign around the charge that Butler was a judicial activist. Gableman claims to be a judicial conservative. While the race was officially nonpartisan, Democrats including Gov. Jim Doyle and liberal special interest groups campaigned heavily for Butler while Republicans and conservative outside groups worked for Gableman. The...
  • Wisconsin Supreme court election April 1st

    03/30/2008 8:48:32 AM PDT · by mosesdapoet · 11 replies · 735+ views
    03/30/08 | L.J.Keslin
    Through passive listening posts operated within central Wisconsin The US Mat makes the following projection where there are no local contests in the April 1st Wisconsin election    It will be a lightly attended Wisconsin non partisan -/ party primary election held on April Fools Day Tuesday April 1st. when Madison area resident Supreme Court Justice  Louis Butler will whip opponent Burnett county Circut court Appeals judge Michael Gableman for a 10 year term on the Supreme Court by a whopping 14 points.   The low turnout was because the average Wisconsin voter was engulfed in snow and dashed dreams of Wisconsin winding up...
  • State Senator Butler Switching Parties for AL-05 Race

    03/15/2008 7:57:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 18 replies · 770+ views
    Democratic state Senator Tom Butler will announce that he is changing parties and run for the state’s 5th Congressional District seat as a Republican, according to two sources close to the situation. Sen. Butler of Madison is one of the “dissident Democrats” who caucuses with Senate Republicans in a minority coalition. Many believed that Butler’s differences with Senate Democrats were more personal than political. State Sen. E. B. McClain (D - Midfield) once described Butler’s relationship with the party as wounded. (Another Senate insider described it to the Parlor in much the same way. See also here.) Democrats had hoped...
  • Strategic Vision Michigan Poll Results: DeVos 48% Granholm 44%; Stabenow 52% Bouchard 36%

    07/27/2006 12:44:37 PM PDT · by okstate · 45 replies · 1,383+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | 27 July 2006 | Strategic Vision
    Gubernatorial Race: DeVos (R) 48 Granholm (D-inc.) 44 Senate Race: Stabenow (D-inc.) 53 Bouchard (R) 36 Stabenow (D-inc.) 53 Butler (R) 33 In the primary: Bouchard 43 Butler 37 Undecided 20 Other numbers: Granholm has a negative five percent approval spread. Stabenow's is positive 13 percent.
  • Introducing Jim Murfin for 13th District Judge. KS 13th District (Butler,Elk and Greenwood)

    07/22/2006 4:48:04 PM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 2 replies · 425+ views
    Self | 07/22/06 | Self
    I have been a Freerepublic member for many years (go ahead and look it up ;-)! As a long-timer, please allow me to take a quick moment to introduce a candidate for District Court Judge for the Kansas 13th Judicial District (Butler, Elk, Greenwood Counties). Jim Murfin is an experienced lawyer with many years spent in both the role of council and of judge. That aside, I know of Jim and his family from the perspective of a long-time friend. Jim posses a strong love of God and family, and is proud to have earned the Kansans for Life endorsement....
  • (Keith) Butler Airs First Campaign Ad (Michigan Senate Race)

    07/07/2006 6:15:55 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 21 replies · 671+ views
    Keith Butler for Senate web site ^ | 7-7-06 | Keith Butler for Senate
    BUTLER AIRS FIRST CAMPAIGN AD The ad entitled “A Little Help” features Keith Butler talking about why he is running for the U.S. Senate and the change we need from the career politicians and special interest groups in Washington D.C.
  • New poll shows DeVos ahead (45%-42% over Granholm -- Mich. governor's race)

    05/24/2006 9:03:32 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 18 replies · 605+ views
    WOODTV.com ^ | 5/24/06
    LANSING - A new poll released today by Strategic Vision shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos with a three- point lead over Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. The poll shows DeVos leading Granholm, 45-42 percent, with 13 percent undecided. Respondents in the poll said they were dissatisfied with her job performance by a margin of 44-41, and by an overwhelming 61-28 margin said they believed Michigan is on the wrong track. The poll revealed Senator Debbie Stabenow is leading each of her three Republican challengers in head-to-head match-ups. In other areas, 62 percent of respondents disapproved of President Bush's job performance....
  • Republicans Pin Hopes on Black Candidates (Steele, Swann, Blackwell, Butler)

    05/21/2006 8:18:28 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 3 replies · 442+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 20, 2006 | Kristen Wyatt
    Hope springs eternal when black Republicans seek higher office, yet often the first question that hits them is what are they doing in the GOP. This election year, a man named Steele in Maryland and a former football star named Swann in Pennsylvania are among a small but determined number of black candidates trying to win one for the Republicans despite the Democratic Party's near lock on the black vote. Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a former seminarian with a law degree from Georgetown University, is seeking the open Senate seat in November. He is looking to translate one accomplishment...
  • Jailed Clerk/Mayoral Candidate Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, MLK, Gandhi

    03/10/2006 6:24:28 AM PST · by macmedic892 · 8 replies · 595+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune via The Dead Pelican ^ | March 10, 2006 | Gwen Filosa and Brian Thevenot
    Emerging from a 72-hour stay in Orleans Parish Prison on Thursday, embattled Clerk of Criminal District Court Kimberly Williamson Butler compared herself to Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and other civil rights heroes while vowing to press on as both a lame-duck clerk and a candidate for mayor. The stint in jail solidified her as "the people's candidate," Butler said, particularly among people who have been incarcerated. While in jail, Butler had a cell to herself, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. "I represent every person who feels that their voice hasn't been heard, every person who has been incarcerated, right or wrongly,"...
  • Changing the face of the GOP

    02/08/2006 9:57:41 PM PST · by demlosers · 27 replies · 723+ views
    Decatur Daily Democrat ^ | Wednesday, February 8, 2006 9:32 AM | KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ
    Black Republicans are making a run for a number of big elections this year. In Maryland, Michael Steele wants retiring Democrat Paul Sarbanes' Senate seat. Keith Butler is also running for Senate, from Michigan. Lynn Swann, the former Pittsburgh Steelers star, wants to be governor of the Keystone State. Randy Daniels would like to be governor of New York. And gunning for governor in a key presidential electoral state there is the great black hope for the Republican Party, Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. The "great black hope" is probably the last phrase Blackwell would use to describe himself...
  • July 28 - US Senate candidate Keith Butler in Livingston County Michigan (Free event)

    07/26/2005 3:41:40 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 414+ views
    The Livingston County Teenage Republicans are having a Meet the Candidate night this Thursday, July 28 featuring US Senate Candidate Keith Butler. Keith Butler is running against Debbie Stabenow. He's a solid conservative and is the only Republican to win in the last 30 years in the City of Detroit. He's an excellent speaker and barring any surprises such as Mike Rogers or Candice Miller running, will have my vote in the 2006. I encourage everyone Mid Michigan or SE Michigan to come to this event and hear him speak. This is free to all conservatives and republicans. Meet the...
  • Jack Kemp, JC Watts To Head (Keith) Butler for U.S. Senate National Fundraising Effort

    07/18/2005 11:02:07 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 647+ views
    MIGOP Email | 7-18-05 | David Doyle
    Jack Kemp, JC Watts To Head Butler for U.S. Senate National Fundraising Effort Lathrup Village—Two of the GOP’s most prominent national leaders have signed on as Co-Chairs of Keith Butler’s national finance committee. Jack Kemp and JC Watts, two of the Republican Party’s most prominent leaders and spokesmen have agreed to head up Keith Butler’s national fundraising efforts. “Jack and JC are two people that I greatly admire. They have both served this country with honesty and integrity. I am very grateful that they will help me in my campaign,” said Keith Butler, candidate for the U.S. Senate. The Butler...