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  • Christmas Really Isn't about Christ - Why I'm not Celebrating Christmas Even Though I'm a Christian

    12/14/2013 2:56:27 PM PST · by InHisService · 345 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 12-14-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    All right, before you get your freckles in an uproar by reading that title and making a quick, errant assumption about me, let me clarify a few things. I’m a bible believing, spirit filled Christian. I am not an atheist sympathizer. I do not doubt my faith, nor do I have any doubts about the deity of Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior, and I believe the world is lost without Him. For years I celebrated Christmas. But last year, I decided to stop celebrating it. Something awoke in me, and I just felt turned off by the...
  • The New Gospel According to Oprah - And a Letter I Wrote to Her in 1998

    11/11/2013 3:40:35 PM PST · by InHisService · 21 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | November 11, 2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Oprah is misleading a lot of people with her wacky views on Christianity. She claims to be a Christian, but her beliefs are indeed, very flawed. Recently I saw a clip of her talking about Jesus and she said Jesus did not come to die on the cross; that his meaning here was for the “Christ Consciousness,” whatever that means. I’m guessing she means he came here to teach us how to act, how to live and how to be Christ like. That’s all very nice and comforting and eliminates the need for a savior. Just act like Jesus would,...
  • Age 50 and 100 pounds Overweight - It's Time to Lose

    11/07/2013 12:26:53 PM PST · by InHisService · 92 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 11-7-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    How do people let themselves get to be 100 pounds overweight? I suppose for everyone the story is a little different; here’s mine. First, before delving into the years of weight gain, I realized recently I was in denial about my weight and just how heavy I was. At 270 pounds, it just wasn’t sinking in that I was a hundred pounds overweight. It was after seeing recent pictures of myself that I realized just how heavy I was. I’m fairly tall, at 5’9”. I’ve always carried my weight pretty well. I’m top heavy, so that accounts for some of...
  • California grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

    10/03/2013 5:20:08 PM PDT · by InHisService · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-3-2013 | Stephan Dinan
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, in a decision immigrant rights groups hailed as a major step forward for their movement. The country’s largest state becomes the latest to reverse course and grant legal driving privileges to illegal immigrants.
  • Why You Should Give up Your Car and Driver's License When Moving out of State - Part II

    09/27/2013 11:11:16 AM PDT · by InHisService · 56 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 9-27-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I just knew something was going to go wrong. Even though I had my paperwork in hand, all 4,327 pieces of it – which I needed to prove that I was indeed an American, and did indeed have a driver’s license from Pennsylvania that was legit – I knew, somehow, when I got to the BMV – that being Bureau of Motor Vehicles as they call it here in Ohio – that it would not go smoothly. And I was correct. All I had to do was change my license over from PA to Ohio. That’s it. First, being the...
  • Three Horrific Crimes: Whites Killed by Blacks. Where is the Outrage?

    08/27/2013 6:57:43 PM PDT · by InHisService · 21 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 8-27-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Chris Lane, 22, Duncan, Oklahoma. David Santucci, age 27, Memphis, Tennessee. Delbert Belton, 88, Spokane Washington. So, what do these men have in common? They were each white and each murdered in cold blood by black savages. But you have not heard – and will not hear – their names on a daily basis in the media. Unlike the Trayvon Martin case, these men were white. Unlike Trayvon Martin, they were not pounding the head of a so-called white Hispanic into the ground. The media was in a perpetual state of orgasm for months while covering the Zimmerman trial. Nothing...
  • Why you Should Give up Your Car and Driver’s License When Moving out of State (Part I)

    07/31/2013 1:33:46 PM PDT · by InHisService · 67 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    After living in Ohio for almost nine months, I decided to finally get around to changing my PA driver’s license, registration and plates changed over to Ohio. I pretty much just thought I’d walk into the BMV – that’s what it’s called here – Bureau of Motor Vehicles – and get it all done on the spot. This was not to be. A friend who I was complaining to about this process said all of that changed after 9/11. This is why, when you move out of state, (and I strongly do not recommend it) you need to give up...
  • Progressive Insurance won't put Flo on the Phone -- Loses my Business

    07/01/2013 3:53:07 PM PDT · by InHisService · 90 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-1-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I’ve been living in Ohio for over eight months now, and it was about time I changed car insurance as I still had my Pennsylvania policy. So, I made a few calls to get some quotes. First, I called Travelers, and their price was about the same as what I’d been paying, maybe a few dollars less. Not worth all the hassle to change. Then I called my current company, Progressive, and found out I could save some money by dropping something called “Medical Expenses.” I learned it was costing me $82 a year, and while Pennsylvania requires you have...
  • Atheists Fired up over 9/11 Cross Ruling

    04/01/2013 7:00:42 PM PDT · by InHisService · 18 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 4-1-13 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    It came on Good Friday, a gift from God and U.S District Judge Deborah Batts. The lawsuit by American Atheists seeking to ban the cross found at Ground Zero from being displayed in a museum has been tossed out, and the cross will be permitted to stay. The fact that this ruling came on the holiest week of the year for Christians is a delicious irony, one that I can bask in for months, possibly even years to come. I thank God for the sensibility of Judge Batts. Those fun-loving folks over at American Atheists – who despise any and...
  • March 8 Marks 65–Year Anniversary of Banning Religious Studies in Public School

    03/07/2013 2:36:27 PM PST · by InHisService · 5 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 3-7-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    There is perhaps no group besides American Atheists and the ACLU who consistently challenge Christian signs, symbols and Christian tradition more than the Freedom From Religion Foundation, FFRF. The group has been victorious in many lawsuits and is a thorn in the side to many Christians who find their tactics to be militant atheism, and indeed, they are right. This week, FFRF is proudly commemorating the 65-year Anniversary of McCollum vs. Board of Education on March 8th, a landmark Supreme Court decision which banned religious studies in public schools. The case was brought by atheist Vashti McCollum whose son attended...
  • I'm at Odds with My Fellow Conservatives; I Support Kasich's Move to Expand Medicaid

    02/06/2013 10:01:11 AM PST · by InHisService · 59 replies
    Yahoo US News ^ | 2-6-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    As an Ohioan and a conservative, I am in favor of Governor John Kasich's move to expand Medicaid. Kasich had opposed President Obama's healthcare reform law and many conservatives are up in arms over his proposal.
  • It's Not Just a 'War on Christmas' - It's a War on Christianity

    12/23/2012 4:59:40 PM PST · by InHisService · 21 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 12-23-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    There was a time when 10 Commandment displays sat untouched in government halls and schools, when Nativity scenes were placed in parks and in front of government buildings, and when children sang traditional Christmas songs at holiday concerts. I remember my elementary school calendar, which read, “Christmas Vacation” marking a week or so off for the Christmas season. Slowly and methodically, it’s all disappearing thanks primarily to two organizations that are on a mission to eradicate any vestige of God – particularly Jesus Christ – from the public square. The Madison, Wisconsin based Freedom From Religion Foundation, (FFRF) and American...
  • American Atheists' Billboard Calls for Christmas Minus "Myth" of Christ

    12/13/2012 1:19:26 PM PST · by InHisService · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-11-12 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "We know that a large population of 'Christians' are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family's religion. If you know god is a myth, you do not have to lie and call yourself 'Christian' in order to have a festive holiday season. You can be merry without the myth, and indeed, you should," said David Silverman, President of American Atheists.
  • Yes, God does Bless us Financially – I’m Proof

    12/01/2012 12:47:12 PM PST · by InHisService · 109 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 12-1-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I received a letter from The Social Security administration; they had made some kind of mistake in calculating the benefits due to my daughter and I. They had corrected the mistake, and had deposited over $1,800 into my checking account.
  • Was Angus T. Jones Wrong for Bashing Two and a Half Men?

    11/28/2012 2:07:18 PM PST · by InHisService · 42 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 11-28-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I have to admit, I have never watched Two and a Half Men, and never will. I hate sitcoms. I’ve tried to watch other ones and found them to be rather unfunny; as a Christian myself I find the content worldly, over-sexualized and very distasteful, as are most programs on TV. But as an actor on the program, was Jones wrong for speaking out against it?
  • Hillary Clinton and Michelle Bachmann: Two Vastly Different Responses to "Muslim Rage"

    09/17/2012 12:32:16 PM PDT · by InHisService · 10 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 9-16-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Here's one of several statements Hillary Clinton made regarding the recent murder of four Americans. "To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage."
  • Jennifer Aniston's Love Life: Hot! Career: Not

    09/03/2012 12:38:19 PM PDT · by InHisService · 64 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 9-3-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Of her most recent flop, Wanderlust, the family friendly site Movieguide.org writes: “Besides adultery and some graphic sexual dialogue, it contains abundant foul language, including many strong obscenities and profanities. It also has some very explicit nudity.” It’s fair to say that this is very common in today’s films, and not unexpected since it did garner an “R" rating.
  • When Your a Gay Celeb, Filthy Language is OKAY

    08/07/2012 6:41:55 PM PDT · by InHisService · 30 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 8-7-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Elton John – what a class act. In a recent profanity laced interview with an Australian TV program, Elton attacks Madonna – again. Calling her current tour a “disaster”, and that “it couldn’t happen to a bigger" (expletive deleted), he goes on to say she had to prove that she could do it all and that “she looks like a (expetive deleted) fairground stripper.”
  • Coming Soon to a Law Book Near You: Arrest and Incarceration for Anti-gay “Hate Speech”

    08/04/2012 2:15:50 PM PDT · by InHisService · 42 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 8-4-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Picture this: an eleven-year-old child attends a public school. One day at school, her teacher overhears her talking to a friend. The child is telling her friend that her mom believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. Because of laws now in place, the teacher must get the principal, and the child is taken to the office. The mother is tracked down at her job and arrested. The child’s father is away on business and cannot get back immediately; there is no one around to take care of the young girl, so the child is put in...
  • "Magic Mike" and "50 Shades of Perversion": Is this "Entertainment" appropriate for Christians?

    07/26/2012 8:09:38 PM PDT · by InHisService · 116 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-26-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Too many of us so called “Christians” today buy into the perversion that is prevalent in entertainment, simply because it’s there, it’s being promoted and we read or hear good reviews. The popularity of such genre does not make it acceptable for us, as Christians, to take part in it. If anything, we should be speaking out against it.
  • Marcia Clark: “O.J. Who?” – Former Prosecutor’s Books are Optioned to TNT for Series

    07/24/2012 4:42:34 PM PDT · by InHisService · 7 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-24-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Yesterday, July 23, Clark made this annoucement on Facebook: GREAT NEWS! TNT has optioned my Rachel Knight series for a TV series as a one hour drama! I'm attached as an Executive Producer and Executive Producer/Showrunner Dee Johnson is writing the pilot and Executive Producer Nelson McCormick will direct.” In an email communication with yours truly, Marcia confirmed to me “We're in development on a one hour drama series based on the Rachel Knight series.”
  • Violence in Films and Killing Sprees: Why it's Time to Say NO to Hollywood's Offerings

    07/21/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT · by InHisService · 100 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-21-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Hollywood consistently churns out movies that are filled with very graphic and gory violence. While I'm not blaming them for what this sick killer did, let's face it: we live in a culture that embraces violence. How do we embrace it? By paying our hard earned money to see movies where people are shot with guns, mutilated, killed and blown up on a regular basis.
  • How the Tabloids Covered the TomKat Split – New Details Emerge and Who got the Story Right

    07/19/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT · by InHisService · 10 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-19-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    “The devout Scientologist and his minions subjected his wife to relentless verbal abuse, emotional punishment, humiliation and intimidation, sources say, until Katie decided to break free of the controversial religion,” quotes a source.
  • Brad Pitt's Mom Under Attack for Conservative Views

    07/15/2012 8:33:21 PM PDT · by InHisService · 14 replies
    Blog - Survival ^ | 7-15-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    All over the Internet gays and those who are pro-gay marriage are calling Jane and Christians “haters”, but what do you call making death threats? Is that not hating? Why is there a double standard here? What the threat-maker are saying is: you don’t agree with us about gay marriage, therefore you deserve to die. We are not saying because you believe in and support gay marriage you should die. We are simply saying we don’t support it. Big difference.
  • Why We Cant' Get Enough of TomKat Split

    07/14/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT · by InHisService · 8 replies
    Blog - Survival - By Mary C. Kirchhoff ^ | 7-14-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    According to the The New York Post, sales were up in many of the major tabloids. And why wouldn’t they be? The TomKat split has everything that makes for a great headline: super wealthy Tom, with an estimated net worth of $250 million, what with his fabulous $30 million mansion and private plane. It’s a life most of us can’t imagine.
  • Keira Knightley Regrets Being Atheist (Not Really)

    05/06/2012 11:01:31 AM PDT · by InHisService · 77 replies
    Skeptical Science ^ | 5-2-2012 | Dave Gamble
    Actor Keira Knightley, a self-confessed atheist, says she is desperate to be Catholic because she would “just get to ask for forgiveness”. “It sounds much better than having to live with guilt. It’s absolutely extraordinary. If only I wasn’t an atheist, I could get away with anything,”
  • Loyally Long-Suffering with my Little Old Ladies

    04/29/2012 1:21:54 PM PDT · by InHisService · 24 replies
    Survival - By Mary Kirchhoff ^ | 4-29-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Do you have an elderly person in your life whom you love, but drives you nuts...? especially when going to the grocery store? I do!
  • Intimacy with a Car and Eating Cat Food: Just Another Day for TLC's "Strange Addiction" Subjects

    04/10/2012 4:48:03 PM PDT · by InHisService · 7 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 4-10-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Sex with a car, eating cat food, and living life as an adult baby (diapers and all) are just some of the strange addictions shown on TLC's program. Viewer beware!
  • Acing the Interview: Audaciously

    04/07/2012 4:17:27 PM PDT · by InHisService · 30 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 4-7-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    My last interview was typical of the new "selection process" employers utilize to weed out the unwanted and unemployable. The first interview was only round one in the boxing ring fighting to get a job. The recruiter gave us the heads up about the selection process. "Today is the first round, and out of that group we will select those who will be brought back for a second interview. If that goes well, we'll have a third interview, where we will interrogate you with a Tae Kwon Do master on hand. You will be tied to a chair with rope...
  • Atheist's Reason Rally and Lawsuits Threaten to Make us a Godless America

    04/06/2012 7:53:51 PM PDT · by InHisService · 12 replies
    Survival - By Mary Kirchhoff ^ | 4-6-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    "Mock them, ridicule them in public. Don't fall for the convention that we're all too polite to talk about religion." – Richard Dawkins - prominent atheist, author and keynote speaker _________________________________________________ They came out in force: rallying for “reason” and a secular, Godless America. The Reason Rally, held on Saturday, March 24th, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was an opportunity like no other for Christian bashing and spewing hatred of Christians.
  • Lynn Swann to host Town Hall meeting in McKeesport, PA tonight, 9-26-06

    09/26/2006 10:50:43 AM PDT · by InHisService · 5 replies · 298+ views
    Email | 9-26-06 | InHisService
    You're invited to attend the first town hall meeting for the Lynn Swann Campaign. Come out to hear Lynn's ideas for a better Pennsylvania, and have the opportunity to ask him questions. Friends and family welcome!! What: Lynn Swann Town Hall Meeting When: Tuesday, September 26th 7 p.m. Where: McKeesport YWCA 410 Ninth Street McKeesport, PA 15132 RSVP: 412-325-8888 or rsvp@swannforgovernor.com We hope that you can come out and make this event a success!
  • A Night in Jail is Good for the Soul (Vanity)

    02/28/2006 8:36:07 PM PST · by InHisService · 8 replies · 326+ views
    Self ^ | 2/28/06 | InHisService
    It occurs to me I haven't written anything humorous for a while. For a season, my life revolved around court dates in Pittsburgh to obtain PFA's (Protection from Abuse) from my ex-boyfriend. There's not anything really fun to write about that whole matter... but at least I have some closure now. In order for my ex to sign a temporary six-month PFA, he wanted three conditions. 1) A picture of my cats (I say mine because they were pooping in litter boxes in my apartment long before he began stinking up my bathroom)
  • ATHEISTS IN COURT TO REMOVE CHRISTIAN HIGHWAY MEMORIALS

    12/19/2005 9:58:03 PM PST · by InHisService · 4 replies · 416+ views
    American Atheists ^ | December 5, 2005 | American Atheists
    American Atheists went to federal court this week to stop the Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah Department of Transportation from erecting large metal Christian crosses on state property that honor state troopers killed in the line of duty. The petition, filed by constitutional attorney Brian Barnard of the Utah Legal Clinic also seeks immediate removal of existing memorial crosses in six known locations, including a Utah Highway Patrol facility. "The crosses are intentionally erected by the (Utah Highway Patrol) Association in prominent places visible to the general public," notes the court affidavit. "They are visible to motorists using the...
  • A Holiday With the Retired Folks... or Maybe Not

    12/19/2005 7:30:11 PM PST · by InHisService · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Nov. 24, 2002 | Mary Kirchhoff
    I’m looking forward to visiting my parents during the holidays. There’s nothing like a visit with the folks to remember why you live 900 miles away from them, and how fortunate you really are. Don’t get me wrong – I love Mom and Dad,. It's just that I’m kind of glad they live where they do. They retired to a nice community near Myrtle Beach, and our last visit was quite interesting. It shed some light on retired life, for one thing. With the holiday’s approaching, and the inevitable get-together soon, I recently contemplated our last visit. One thing I...
  • School District Settles Suit By Student Rapper For $90,000

    11/23/2005 6:35:59 PM PST · by InHisService · 16 replies · 562+ views
    The Pittsburgh Channel.com ^ | November 23, 2005 | Associated Press
    PITTSBURGH -- A school district will pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a student who had been expelled from the eighth grade after he posted lyrics on the Internet that the school claimed were threatening. The Riverside Beaver School District also agreed to change its policy for excluding students because of their speech and to provide a letter to the family of Anthony Latour stating his songs did not threaten the school or its students. Latour, of Ellwood City, sued this summer, seeking to overturn his expulsion for this school year. In August, U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose...
  • Shameful: Only 25 Nations Offer Help to the U.S.

    09/03/2005 4:35:12 PM PDT · by InHisService · 127 replies · 2,034+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 | Stewart Stogel
    Though the U.N.'s own top official for disaster relief has called Katrina one of "the largest, most destructive natural disasters ever," shamefully only a handful of nations – at last count just 25 nations of the 191 countries in the United Nations – have come forward to offer assistance. One nation not on the list is oil-rich Kuwait, which owes its very existence to America's liberation effort following Iraq's invasion.
  • Confessions of a Computer-game Addict

    04/29/2005 7:50:53 PM PDT · by InHisService · 8 replies · 529+ views
    I think about it all the time. I crave it when I'm not doing it. I wake up and want to do it. No matter how much I do it, I always want more. I can't stop. It's computer games. My name is InHisService, and I am an Acroholic. My favorite computer game in the world is "Acrophobia" which I've been playing for about 6 months. You are given letters, and you make acros; example: WTHIGOWA, What the hell is going on with Acrophobia? The game began freezing all the time, every time you'd go in. There's a chat room,...
  • (Vanity) Bridget Jones: Get a Life

    04/24/2005 8:22:33 PM PDT · by InHisService · 68 replies · 2,304+ views
    Pittsburgh Diet Diaries Blogspot ^ | 4/22/05 | InHisService
    I wasted $3.99 last night renting "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason." Well, I hated it. First of all, it is quite annoying to me that everyone treats this girl like she is so unbelievably fat, what with all the references and snide comments about her weight. What does she weigh, like 135-140? Hello, I haven't weighed that since... 9th grade. Give me a freakin' break. I have news for you fat-phobes out there, I am well over 200 pounds and I don't have as much of a problem with my weight as this gal, who is maybe 10 lbs....
  • Fat, But not an Actress

    03/06/2005 5:49:38 PM PST · by InHisService · 33 replies · 1,613+ views
    http://pittsburghdietdiaries.blogspot.com/ | March 6, 2005 | InHisService
    Fat, But not an Actress Tomorrow is the big premier of Kirstie Alley's new show "Fat Actress." I'm excited because I too, am fat. But to clarify, I'm NOT an actress. However, I'm starting another "Big Diet" tomorrow, maybe even inspired by this show. It's one of many diets I've been on over the years. My last one was successful, having lost about 50 pounds in, oh, about 6 months. But alas, after a few years, back surgery, and a new boyfriend (who claims he loves "all" of me) I gained it all back. I consider him responsible for 99...
  • I am a Christian who believes Terri should be allowed to die... Am I the only one?

    02/23/2005 5:29:08 PM PST · by InHisService · 452 replies · 3,262+ views
    n/a ^ | 2-23-05 | InHisService
    First, let me say I am a Christian, and am anti-abortion. I have read quite a bit about the Terri Schiavo case and my heart goes out to her and her family, and yes, even her husband. I'm quite sure I will take a lot of flak for this opinion, as everyone here seems determined to keep this poor woman alive. It seems no one is sure whether or not she is in a persistive vegetative state, and doctors on both sides are firm in their convictions. I only know that if it was me, I would, without a doubt,...
  • Boycott SlimFast's filthy mouthed spokesperson, Whoopi

    July 9, 2004 -- Whoopi Goldberg delivered an X-rated rant full of sexual innuendoes against President Bush last night at a Radio City gala that raised $7.5 million for the newly minted Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards. Waving a bottle of wine, she fired off a stream of vulgar sexual wordplays on Bush's name in a riff about female genitalia, and boasted that she'd refused to let Team Kerry clear her material. "I Xeroxed my behind and I folded it up in an envelope and I sent it back with a big kiss mark on because we're...
  • Appeals Court Weighs Moore Arguments Will 10 Commandments Monument be removed?

    06/13/2003 2:16:33 PM PDT · by InHisService · 6 replies · 201+ views
    The Center For Reclaiming America ^ | June 6, 2003 | John Aman
    Montgomery, Ala.-A federal appeals court panel displayed skepticism and sympathy toward the claim of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that a monument to the Ten Commandments in the Alabama Judicial Building is a constitutionally protected acknowledgement of God. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals met June 4, in Montgomery to hear Moore's appeal of a lower court order to remove the 2 1/2 ton granite monument. The American Civil Liberties Union and two other groups--Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center--filed suit in 2001 to remove the monument,...
  • 4th Blairsville death 'is just too much'

    05/25/2003 11:51:38 AM PDT · by InHisService · 2 replies · 110+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 25, 2003 | Bill Schackner
    <p>The principal of Blairsville High School yesterday set about a painful chore: activating a telephone "chain" to notify faculty, contacting the school psychologist and making sure his 400 or so grieving students can get counseling.</p> <p>The reason is all too familiar: On Friday night, 16-year-old Paige Benton became the school's fourth student to die in six months in a highway crash.</p>
  • Outrageous Editorial in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Defends Tom Daschle; calls War on Terror "Abstract"

    03/24/2003 10:37:10 AM PST · by InHisService · 35 replies · 218+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 23, 2003 | Editorial
    <p>With the war now under way, criticism of the war and of President Bush and other administration leaders risks spilling over from being a question of appropriateness to becoming a question of patriotism. This should not occur in a country that values freedom and fights for it as America does, with freedom of speech tops on the list.</p>
  • Fast facts on life and the fiscally challenged

    02/23/2003 12:50:09 PM PST · by InHisService · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2-23-03 | Mary Kirchhoff
    <p>People have weird attitudes about money. I mean, none of us really wants to admit we don’t have any. We certainly don’t want to admit we have money problems. That’s a taboo.</p> <p>Of course, our relatives and closest friends know. These are the lucky ones from whom we borrow and never repay.</p>
  • Janeane Garofalo explains to Fox's Tony Snow why she sings Saddam lullabys at Night

    02/23/2003 12:31:33 PM PST · by InHisService · 74 replies · 351+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 2-23-03 | Foxnews.com
    <p>Following is a transcribed excerpt from Fox News Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003.</p> <p>TONY SNOW, FOX NEWS: A group of activists, including many Hollywood stars, has formed an outfit named Win Without War. They argue that it's possible to neutralize Saddam Hussein peaceably.</p>
  • Support President Bush - Say "No" to Hollywood

    01/29/2003 8:01:03 AM PST · by InHisService · 72 replies · 799+ views
    Self-Written | 1-29-03 | Self
    Say “No” To Hollywood Have you had enough from the mouths of the Hollywood elite? Tired of the Bush-bashing? The anti-Americanism? The cruelty that comes out of the mouths of some of these “stars”? It’s time to send a message to Hollywood. And the message is: We’re not going to take it anymore. Hollywood has always had its share of politically active pundits, but lately, probably due to the repugnant nature of the remarks made, they have drawn increased media attention. Most recently it was Ed Harris with his anti-Bush remarks: “ Being a man, I've got to say that...
  • Separation of Church and State - The Big Lie

    02/27/2002 10:15:07 AM PST · by InHisService · 14 replies · 136+ views
    Self-written | 2-26-02 | InHisService
    A trial date has been set for Oct. 15, pitting Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore against the ACLU, who once again seek to remove the very dangerous Ten Commandments from public display. Why must it be removed? It is a violation of the separation of church and state. American’s United Barry Lynn stated the display of the monument at the courthouse is a “flagrant infringement on the First Amendment.” Oh, really? Here is what the First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." How does a monument on display ...