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  • Why Obama Is In Trouble

    09/12/2008 9:50:54 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 17 replies · 93+ views
    me | 9/12/08 | Knitting a Conundrum
    I know why Obama is in trouble. Non-political guys like my husband are all of a sudden excited! He's been reading news stories he finds to me. This morning, he told me "Palin has the most charisma of any leader he's seen since JFK." He's come a long way. He still won't say anything really positive about Reagan, but when he said that, my mouth dropped open. It's reactions like that all over the country which are being reflected in the polls. Way to go!
  • Forest Service Money Is Drying Up (Money to fight fires)

    05/13/2007 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 43 replies · 493+ views
    Idaho Stateman ^ | 5/13/07 | Rocky Barker
    The money for fighting forest fires is coming from the very program needed to thin the fuels that increase the size and cost of fires. The Bush administration's decision to force the U.S. Forest Service to pay to fight forest fires out of its budget has created a funding crisis. It has brought back attention to how to pay for the agency that manages 193 million acres of national forest, including 20 million in Idaho. In the past decade, Congress has cut more than 5,000 employees from the Forest Service, more than half. This year, the Bush administration has proposed...
  • For Giuliani, 9/11 Led to Riches

    05/13/2007 5:43:49 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 7 replies · 463+ views
    Kerry Fox Live ^ | 3/13/07 | Kerry Fox
    On Dec. 7, 2001, nearly three months after the terrorist attack that had made him a national hero and a little over three weeks before he would leave office, New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took the first official step toward making himself rich. The letter he dispatched to the city Conflicts of Interest Board that day asked permission to begin forming a consulting firm with three members of his outgoing administration. The company, Giuliani said, would provide “management consulting service to governments and business” and would seek out partners for a “wide-range of possible business, management and financial services”...
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet

    05/12/2007 10:57:57 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 80 replies · 1,244+ views
    Town Hall ^ | May 12, 2007 | BrianR
    Those familiar with this blog know that I usually post one essay per week. There are several reasons for this: I like my essays to be of quality rather than necessarily quantity and a week gives me time to think of a topic, an approach, and write and refine the product; having done all that, I don’t want to dilute my own effort by having more than one active essay going for people to read and comment upon; lastly it leaves me time to actually have a life outside the blogosphere. However, an event that I consider of huge significance...
  • Wildfire News Thread, 2008

    05/04/2007 2:07:18 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 157 replies · 1,349+ views
    Various - NIFC, NICC, Inciweb and others | 4/4/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others
    Wildland Fire News, 2007 Updates, news stories, weather, and other information about wildland fire news in the US for 2007 If you would like to be on this pinglist, click here or ping Knitting a Conundrum
  • The Pledge

    04/24/2007 8:25:02 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 39 replies · 488+ views
    Me and Some Great Americans | 4/24/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. Calvin Coolidge I challenge you, FRiends and FReepers, to take the pledge. ...Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Ronald Reagan, 1975 It...
  • Election Campaign Season Prayer Thread

    04/23/2007 2:27:53 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 64 replies · 784+ views
    KAC | 4/23/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others
    The Primary Election Campaign season is now upon us.  I ask you to join me in prayer that the right and conservative persons stand up, get noticed, and get elected.  I ask you to join me in daily prayer that no deceits of the enemy blind us, that all persons who try to deceive us about the right and good be shown for what they are, and that we can all come together to do what we need for our nation in harmony, clarity and with the blessing of God. Some quotes to consider: If men of wisdom and knowledge,...
  • Prayers for those affected by this day at Virginia Tech

    04/16/2007 12:39:57 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 67 replies · 857+ views
    4/16/2007 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Lord, on this day when so many people are affected by the loss of life, the loss of their loved ones, the vision of the evil that men do, we ask you for your mercy. Bring your healing to those who have been so harmed by this, students, teachers, parents, friends, loved ones, law enforcement officers, and all who are touched by this tragedy. Teach us Lord, to love, to forgive, and to walk in your light, and when we fail, be with us, and pick us up out of the mire we slip into, and bring those so hurt...
  • BLM cuts number of S. Idaho fire crews

    04/16/2007 9:20:20 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 7 replies · 168+ views
    KTVB ^ | 4/16/07
    TWIN FALLS - The Bureau of Land Management plans to deploy fewer but more experienced firefighters in southern Idaho this fire season, an official said. One-truck teams led by veterans of previous fire seasons will replace three-truck teams. That way crew chiefs will oversee only one truck and a five-member team, rather than three trucks and 15-member teams. The new arrangement will mean about 30 fewer BLM firefighters in southern Idaho this season. "I'm convinced we can do more with less," Chris Simonson, BLM fire management officer in the Shoshone Field Office, told The Times-News. "The changes we are making...
  • News from the Long War, Thread 4

    04/15/2007 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 4,740 replies · 41,181+ views
    Various | 4/15/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others
    Thread 4 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include...
  • One Another Thread, 4/12/07 (Christian Caucus)

    04/12/2007 11:02:25 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 12 replies · 211+ views
    Various | 4/12/07 | Bible, Quix, Knitting a Conundrum
    One Another Thread, 4/12/07 Verse for the Day 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. ONE ANOTHER DEVOTIONAL CHRISTIAN CAUCUS: Knitting a Conundrum: We are coming together in love, and to share the love of Christ, and therefore, even if we disagree, we need to remember to avoid things that are not said kindly and in love. Each of us holds our beliefs because we do it for the love of Christ, and even if you don’t accept the conclusion of a person, honor it by...
  • One Sad And Holy Day: A Meditation on the Death of Jesus (graphics heavy)

    04/06/2007 8:36:14 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 84 replies · 922+ views
    KAC | 4/6/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    One Sad But Holy Day A Meditation on the Death of Jesus One Sad But Holy Day But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ - Galatians 6:14 RSV He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised...
  • Wildfire burns 200 acres in Hesperia (latest: 900 acres)

    03/31/2007 6:32:35 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 31 replies · 575+ views
    WLUCTV ^ | 3/31/07
    HESPERIA, Calif. A wildfire is burning out of control in the Southern California community of Hesperia (heh-SPAYR'-ee-uh). Authorities say the blaze has consumed about 200 acres of brush. But no structures are immediately threatened. A fire spokeswoman says the fire is burning through hills and canyons within the city limits, but far from populated areas. More than 100 firefighters and a pair of water-dropping helicopters are battling the blaze. Hesperia is about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
  • Prayer and Meditation: Meditation on the Passion

    03/25/2007 8:30:19 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations Blog ^ | 3/25/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    When you prayed in the garden, Lord, and the heaviness pressed all around you from the weight of all we had had done and would do echoing in the quiet night, and you knelt there while the full moon's light peaked through the olive trees, Silent witness alone that sees how you were sweating blood in the depths of your grief. How heavy did today weigh on your shoulders, Lord, How this war-torn world of anger and tears mad with lust, demands and fears Despising you for what you said about right -- Choosing the darkness and calling it light,...
  • News From the Long War, Thread 3

    03/19/2007 9:13:17 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 4,991 replies · 28,489+ views
    Various | 3/19/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others
    Thread 3 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include...
  • Catholic Caucus: Quiz - Do you Know Your Baltimore Catechism?

    03/19/2007 8:49:26 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 34 replies · 465+ views
    Go To Quiz ^ | 3/18/07 | Leticia Velasquez
    So few Catholics today know the most basic points of the Catholic faith. They attend CCD for years, and can't give a clear reason for being a Catholic. Those of us who have learned our faith well, have studied the best source, the Baltimore Catechism. We are the traditional Catholics. Do you remember your catechism? Are you able to recall those fundamental, immutable tenets of the Faith? Could you defend the Church if you had to in a discussion? Before you fail when it really matters, take this quiz, and see how well versed you are in the Faith. See...
  • Rose Fever: Pursuit of the perfect garden (a springtime vanity)

    03/18/2007 8:05:23 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 199 replies · 2,200+ views
    me | 3/18/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Spring fever has got me. I want to get out of the house, away from the computer, and dig in the dirt. Getting ready to start a new rose bed. Anybody else out there nuts about roses?
  • Catholic Meditations: Pieta

    03/17/2007 8:19:04 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 6 replies · 156+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations Blog ^ | 3/17/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Pieta No day like this, ever. Did you sit there, Mother, When they laid Him in your lap And remember the angel with his words of promise, And remember the words of Simeon with his words of warning, And remember your Son nestled in your lap, Small and warm and new, Smiling in the sun? As you brushed the blood soaked hair off His forehead, And washed his face, one last time, Counting every bruise, mark, wound, Did you think of all the times of danger, Fleeing with Him next to your breast On the road to Egypt? Or how...
  • Prayer And Meditation: The Crowning

    03/16/2007 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 17 replies · 264+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 3/16/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Crowning Once they mocked Him with a crown of twisted thorns, the soldiers there, a game to amuse themselves while they passed the time, to prove how secure they were in this foreign land how much stronger, how much in control. No threat, He, beaten, bloody, bound, an interesting toy to play with in the morning. Now they mock Him with a crown of twisted words, those who choose to despise Him, soliders in a different war, yet still in need of games to amuse themselves with, to prove how much wiser, stronger, smarter they are, how they can...
  • The Creed of the Gorites

    03/13/2007 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 20 replies · 549+ views
    Floating unsourced around the internet | 3/13/07 | Unknown
    We believe in Global Warming the Sea-Raiser, the All-Powerful, maker of tsunami and hurricane, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Cause, The Activities of Man, the lowest of all creatures, except the ones that are brown. Gasses from Coal, not Recycling from Blight, true Cause from true Gasoline, made, not begotten, of Driving when One Could Walk; through Man all pollutions were made. For us and for our salvation Gore came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Nader and the Virgin Chomsky and became truly political. For our sake he was un-elected under...
  • Finnish MP seeks votes in Klingon

    03/09/2007 7:36:59 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 12 replies · 376+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/9/07 | Reuters
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish member of parliament is aiming for re-election by campaigning with a translation of his Web site into Klingon, used in the TV series Star Trek. "Some have thought it is blasphemy to mix politics and Klingon," said Jyrki Kasvi, an ardent Trekkie. "Others say it is good if politicians can laugh at themselves." He said his politics posed some translation difficulties, since Klingon does not have words for matters such as tolerance, or for many colours, including green -- the party under whose banner he is running in the national elections on March 18. Non-warriors...
  • Quotes from the Early Church Fathers

    03/04/2007 10:13:08 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 30 replies · 1,087+ views
    Stay Catholic ^ | 3/4/07 | Various
    Early Church Fathers on the Church Ignatius of Antioch Follow your bishop, every one of you, as obediently as Jesus Christ followed the Father. Obey your clergy too as you would the apostles; give your deacons the same reverence that you would to a command of God. Make sure that no step affecting the Church is ever taken by anyone without the bishop’s sanction. The sole Eucharist you should consider valid is one that is celebrated by the bishop himself, or by some person authorized by him. Where the bishop is to be seen, there let all his people be;...
  • Catholic Prayer and Meditation: A Meditation on the Seven Sorrows

    03/03/2007 9:12:21 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 15 replies · 256+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 3/3/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Theotokos, Mother of God, You who knew the blessedness of living with Him, He our Light, our Peace, our Salvation, Theotokos, O Mother of Sorrows, You who knew the darkness of watching Him die Scorned, abused, in pain and misery, Theotokos,  O Mother of Tears, thank you for saying yes when Simeon told you how the sword would pierce your heart, Theotokos, O Mother of our Hope, thank you for saying yes when it was time to flee to Egypt, Theotokos, O Mother most faithful, for saying yes, and knowing how it feels to lose the light of your Son,...
  • Prayer and Meditation: The First Blow - A Meditation on Christ's Passion

    03/02/2007 8:58:01 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 12 replies · 209+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 3/2/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The First Blow The whip travels in a descending arc, three thongs carrying weights of lead double headed cargo to increase the impact. The hand that wields is the rough and calloused hand of a soldier doing a duty, unknowing, uncaring of whose back it was in front of him. Perhaps as he swings, he thinks of all the looks of disdain, the women who turn away, the men who spit when he passes and they think he does not see, this strange people with their strange hates and strange language and strange god, and in retalliation, he swings harder....
  • Catholic Meditation: See the Tears (A Meditation on Our Lady of Sorrows)

    02/24/2007 8:25:52 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 9 replies · 237+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 2/24/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The grieving mother stands beside A blood-stained cross of wood Where hangs her one and only son, So innocent and good, O see the tears that touch her cheek, Each one a shining jewel, Witness to to the cost of sin, So heavy, dark and cruel. Her son was given as a gift to heal this world of woe, And she was warned of sorrow's sword so many years ago. O see the tears that touch her cheek, Each one a shining jewel, Witness to to the cost of sin, So heavy, dark and cruel. She feels the blade...
  • Catholic Prayer and Meditation: The Betrothal

    02/23/2007 9:21:12 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 17 replies · 190+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 2/23/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    See the Bridegroom coming, Coming with shouts and noise, Soldiers marching in fine array, Heading to His betrothal. See the Bridegroom standing, Standing there before the crowd, Dressed in the finery of love Heading to His betrothal. His garland is a bloody crown of twisted thorn thrust on his head, Finery than the lillies of spring, Arrayed for His betrothal, His robe a bloodstained rag of red, Mockery of royal garb, Richer than any silk woven, Fine clothes for His betrothal. His body anointed with his own blood, A perfume from Heaven for his bride And spittle from the...
  • News From The Long War, Thread 2

    02/13/2007 6:28:10 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 4,828 replies · 25,330+ views
    Various | 2/13/06 | Knitting a Conundrum and others
    Thread 2 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include...
  • Ogden Off-Duty Officer Killed Trolley Gunman

    02/13/2007 12:15:28 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 53 replies · 1,995+ views
    KUTV ^ | 2/13/07 | KUTV
    SALT LAKE CITY An off-duty police officer from Ogden killed the 18-year-old gunman who shot nine people–five of them fatally–at Trolley Square mall Monday night, according to Ogden Police Chief Jon Greiner. Greiner says the officer was at the mall with his wife celebrating Valentine's Day two days early. He didn't release the officer's name. In Greiner's words, "Thank goodness he was there." On Monday evening, an Talovic Sulejmen, 18, of Salt Lake City opened fire on shoppers in a mall, killing five and wounding four others before police fatally shot him. He was armed with several rounds of ammunition...
  • Catholic Devotional: Mary, the New Eve

    01/27/2007 9:13:29 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 20 replies · 289+ views
    Various | 1/27/07 | KAC and Others
    O sweet Virgin Mary, O Mary our mother, You, with your yes so generous and bold, Shaking the earth to its foundation, like only one other, Mother Eve's fearsome no, so self-centered and cold. With the help of the Father, your Yes opened the door, through the workings of the Spirit, light entered the world The richest of gifts, through one humble and poor, Heaven reached out and its banner unfurled. Emmanuel, God with us, came down with that Yes, Entering this world as you welcomed him in, His light to transform, find the lost, and to bless, Then die...
  • Catholic Meditation and Devotional: On the Eucharistic Jesus

    01/26/2007 5:48:34 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 48 replies · 404+ views
    Knitting a Conundrum | 1/26/07 | KAC and others
    Meditation on the Eucharist at Elevation O Light of Heaven come down to earth, come down in the guise of translucent white bread held in the hands of your priest, lovingly for all your children to see, those who believe, those who deny, but reality is what it is. If they could but see, My Jesus, the light cascading out, like a supernova pulsating with tidings of peace and hope and healing, see the angel host bowing down to the ground, flashing their wings in homage and love and overwhelming joy. O Lord, like a true lover you come to...
  • News From the Long War

    01/23/2007 6:51:10 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 2,979 replies · 19,959+ views
    KAC, DOD and News Services | 1/23/07 | Knitting a Condundrum and Various
    Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include all the Muslims...
  • VRWKNWC: A New Thread!

    01/20/2007 9:36:14 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 136 replies · 913+ views
    Me! | 1/20/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    There is more to life than crafting, but it's a much poorer life without it!
  • Catholic Meditations: A Catholic Alphabet Quiz

    01/09/2007 1:08:50 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 10 replies · 389+ views
    Not sure | 1/9/06 | Anonymous
    I've seen this floating aroundand thought it a useful thing to ponder, or maybe it's just my obsession for taking personality quizes... [A is for apparitions - your favorite]: [B is for Bible - the one you read most often]: [C is for Charism - the one you would most like to have]: [D is for Doctor of the Church - your favorite]: [E is for Essential Prayer - What's yours?]: [F is for Favorite Hymn]: [G is for Gospel - your favorite author?]: [H is for Holy Communion - How would you describe it, using one word?]: [I is...
  • 12/30/06 Middle East Live Daily Thread

    12/30/2006 3:10:25 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 300 replies · 1,977+ views
    Middle East Live Daily Thread ^ | 12/30/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Live News Feeds MELDT News Section MELDT Blog Section ONLY at www.meldt.com Calendar for Dot Events Series Specific Photos Country FOCUS Research ONLY at www.meldt.com   This is a very unique Team Thread!  New Team Members are always welcome! Click on the News Links Below for "Ticker Headlines". Haaretz YNET JPOST Before posting on this Forum, please note that we recognize OPSEC Guidelines and the need to protect our Troops.  The latest OPSEC is by DoD Directive 5205.02, "DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program", 3/6/2006.  See links for more info. ***Note:  If you would like to be added to the...
  • 12/28/2006 Middle East Live Daily Thread

    12/27/2006 9:55:15 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 244 replies · 1,760+ views
    Middle East Live Daily Thread ^ | 12/28/2006 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Live News Feeds MELDT News Section MELDT Blog Section ONLY at www.meldt.com Calendar for Dot Events Series Specific Photos Country FOCUS Research ONLY at www.meldt.com   This is a very unique Team Thread!  New Team Members are always welcome! Click on the News Links Below for "Ticker Headlines". Haaretz YNET JPOST Before posting on this Forum, please note that we recognize OPSEC Guidelines and the need to protect our Troops.  The latest OPSEC is by DoD Directive 5205.02, "DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program", 3/6/2006.  See links for more info. ***Note:  If you would like to be added to the...
  • Catholic Meditations: Rejoice!

    12/24/2006 3:51:02 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 42 replies · 624+ views
    Various | 12/24/06 | Knitting a Conundrum and others
    Gaudete! Gaudete! Gaudete, gaudete! Christus est natusEx Maria virgine, gaudete! Tempus adest gratiaeHoc quod optibamus,Carmina laetitiaeDevote redamus. Deus homo factus estNatura mirante,Mundus renovatus estA Christo regnante. Ezechielis portaClausa pertransitur,Unde lux est ortaSalus invenitur. Ergo nostra cantio,Psallat iam in lustro;Benedicat Domino:Salus Regi nostro. Translating as : Rejoice, rejoice! Christ is bornOf the Virgin Mary, rejoice! It is now the time of graceThat we have desired;Let us devoutly returnSongs of rejoicing. God has become man,And nature marvels;The world has been renewedBy Christ who is King. The closed gate of EzechielHas been passed through;Hence the light risesSalvation is found. Therefore let our assemblyNow sing...
  • Italy pact to stop skinny models

    12/22/2006 3:20:22 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 32 replies · 896+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/22/06 | BBC News
    Italy's fashion industry and the government have pledged to abide by a voluntary code of conduct which aims to keep unhealthy models from the catwalk. According to the code, models must provide a medical certificate proving they do not suffer eating disorders. The code also bans the use of models aged under 16 and urges the use of larger-sized models. Italy's youth and sports minister said fashion's obsession with slimness created an extreme aesthetic. "Sixty percent of teenagers in our country would like to be skinnier that they are," said Giovanna Melandri. "There is a line between a thin girl...
  • You've posted a total of 500 threads and 26,128 replies.

    12/21/2006 5:51:23 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 105 replies · 956+ views
    Me | 12/21/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind makes moan, Earth stands hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow has fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, Then I to my computer go. Then I do my computer go, to Free Republic land, Electronically to take my stand, There to post thread on thread, thead on thread, Until some folks might wish me dead. O let us raise a cup of cheer in honor of this place Even though as days go by and we ne'er meet face to face, O Let me say to one and all, one and all,...
  • 12/21/2006 Middle East Live Daily Thread

    12/20/2006 10:48:15 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 258 replies · 1,987+ views
    Middle East Live Daily Thread ^ | 12/21/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Live News Feeds MELDT News Section MELDT Blog Section ONLY at www.meldt.com Calendar for Dot Events Series Specific Photos Country FOCUS Research ONLY at www.meldt.com   This is a very unique Team Thread!  New Team Members are always welcome! ***Note:  If you would like to be added to the Ping list, please Freepmail me ! Before posting on this Forum, please note that we recognize OPSEC Guidelines and the need to protect our Troops.  The latest OPSEC is by DoD Directive 5205.02, "DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program", 3/6/2006.  See links for more info.
  • VRWKNWC: Conservative Crafters of the World, Unite!

    12/07/2006 6:51:44 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 432 replies · 2,690+ views
    me | 12/7/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    OK. Who's still crafting? What are you doing? Got any pictures?
  • In U.S., women go wild for hunting

    11/25/2006 8:20:23 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 14 replies · 529+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/06 | Sarah Mahoney
    FREEPORT, Maine (Reuters) - It's deer season in Maine and although the hunting department of outdoor retail specialist L.L. Bean is packed, this is no old-boy's club. Among the aisles of aerosol deer urine and digital duck calls, there are racks of women's clothing in mossy-oak camouflage, as well as plenty of fluorescent hunter orange. Lined up behind the counter are dozens of guns, many available with a "short-stock" designed to fit more comfortably into women's shorter arms. That's because an increasing number of women are heading into the woods, becoming one of the most enthusiastic segments of the hunting...
  • The Prayer Room: Praying for America, FR, and all who need it

    11/09/2006 6:49:58 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 2,896 replies · 12,812+ views
    Various | 11/8/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1> At this time, when feelings run high, the world seems crazy, and anger seems to be the one thing the peoples of the world have in common, I invite you, my fellow FReepers, to join me in prayers and meditation for guidance, God's help and for our fellow man, for America, our troops,? and all our own needs. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! That calls me from a world...
  • Catholic Meditation: To the Immaculate Conception on this Election Day

    11/07/2006 9:09:52 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 13 replies · 595+ views
    Various | 11/7/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Michael Brown at Spirit Daily reminds us that  the "Most Reverend John Carroll, of Baltimore, America's first Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated the newly-created nation under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the title of the Immaculate Conception in 1792 and decades later Pope Pius IX formalized Carroll's acclamation -- proclaiming the Immaculate Conception as the patroness of the United States in 1847." Knowing this, I invite you to join me in prayer for Our Lady's prayerful intercession in the election today, that the outcome may be according to the Father's will, that the rights of the unborn and...
  • If we don't get out the vote...

    11/05/2006 5:19:00 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 27 replies · 226+ views
    KAC's sick brain | 11/5/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't get out the vote, then the MSM will gloat, If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If we don't vote GOP, Welcome Speaker Pelosi, If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If Osama could vote here, He'd vote Dem, If Osama could vote here, He'd vote Dem If Osama could vote here, Dems would be his choice,...
  • Comfort the enemy...

    11/03/2006 6:55:00 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 1 replies · 110+ views
    me | 11/3/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    If you want to comfort the enemy, don't vote. If you want to help them win the war on terror, don't vote. If you want to see the people who hate the military run the country, don't vote. If you want to see the people who want to raise your taxes take control, don't vote. If you want to help the gay agenda, don't vote. See all the things you can accomplish if you stay home election day?
  • Prayer Thread for the Election

    11/02/2006 9:13:31 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 385 replies · 7,149+ views
    Me | 11/2/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor; but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. Proverbs 28: 15, 16 With the election coming, I ask those of you who wish to to join me in prayer for the election.
  • If...

    10/28/2006 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 13 replies · 213+ views
    me | 10/28/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    If the MSM keeps saying "Value voters are going to stay home," shouldn't that tell value voters they need to go vote? If CAIR and those who back the jihadis are backing on the Democratic party, shouldn't that tell voters who love freedom and don't want to become Dhimmis which party the Jihadis are afraid of? If Nancy Pelosi is sitting at home writing her first speech as Speaker of the House because she believes you won't go vote, what can you do to shove it in her face? If you believe in truth, justice and the American Way, (which...
  • Update: Suspicious device on I-84 deemed safe (I-84 closed due to suspicious device Boise, ID)

    10/27/2006 11:52:22 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 21 replies · 980+ views
    KTVB ^ | 10/27/06 | KTVB
    BOISE -- Boise Police have shut down both lanes of Interstate 84 between Gowen Road and Eisenmann Road this afternoon as a safety precaution after a report of a possible explosive device found just off the eastbound lanes. Bomb squad technicians responded to the call and found the device could indeed be viable, meaning potentially explosive. They are studying the device and as soon as they learn more about what they have and how to safely remove it, the freeway will reopen. In the meantime, motorists are being detoured to avoid the area.
  • Drive the liberals crazy.

    10/25/2006 7:29:16 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 6 replies · 252+ views
    me | 10/25/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    show up and vote. They really, really, really, want you to stay home and fume. Tell them, "In your dreams, moonbats!!" and pull that lever, push that pin, punch that button. It'll drive them wild!
  • Two things to tell conservative friends on Election Day

    10/19/2006 6:15:06 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 2 replies · 162+ views
    Me | 10/19/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The Supreme Court.