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  • Is FreeRepublic frozen

    11/13/2008 2:00:29 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 20 replies · 763+ views
    FreeRepublic website is not refreshing...nothing after 1204 today
  • Can God Bless America?

    08/03/2008 7:34:38 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 24 replies · 100+ views
    Bible Bulletin Board ^ | John MacArthur
    Obviously over the last number of weeks we have on Sunday nights been addressing issues that are on our minds and hearts at this time in our nation when we had been subjected to terrorists' attacks. I'm trying to keep up with all of the nuances, all of the twists and turns in the road as we go and try to shed some biblical light on the issues at hand. One of the new features in our country in recent weeks is this obsession with "God Bless America." In itself certainly a nice tune and a well-crafted song that was...
  • Pentecostal minister plays key role in Democrat election strategy

    07/20/2008 5:27:50 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 10 replies · 206+ views
    One News Now ^ | 7/20/2008 | Eric Gorski
    DENVER - The request befuddled Leah Daughtry. The experienced political hand in charge of planning next month's Democratic National Convention - a self-described "black chick from Brooklyn" and ordained Pentecostal minister who keeps a Bible in her purse - didn't know what to tell the atheists. Daughtry, 44, was preparing for an Aug. 24 interfaith service that will open the Democrats' gathering here - a first for a party that hasn't always gotten God. Before her was an angry letter from a secularist group that wanted to know whether atheists would be on the podium. "Atheists speaking at an interfaith...
  • Firefox malfunctioning - help?

    04/07/2008 9:36:14 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 14 replies · 316+ views
    2008-04-07 | LiteKeeper
    For the last couple of days, I have been randomly getting what appears to be chinese characters mixed with various symbols when I try to access a page. I some cases, it is only part of a page, while other parts appear with the correct font. Anybody have any ideas what is going on? Thanks
  • Persevere Until You See the Promise

    04/07/2008 9:08:59 AM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 1 replies · 26+ views
    email | Joel Osteen
    “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised” (Hebrews 10:36). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What are you believing God for today? Promotion? Healing? Stronger relationships? Deliverance? God has promised all these things to you in His Word because it’s His heart for you to live in blessing and wholeness all the days of your life. When you do the will of God by obeying His Word and precepts, it opens the door for His promises to be fulfilled in your life. You may be doing...
  • IMG sources

    01/28/2008 4:14:32 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 7 replies · 110+ views
    Me
    Someone posted some links last week for PhotoBucket and a couple of other sites. They were given so that some of us could upload images to those sites. Does anyone remember where those are? Thanks
  • Checks and Balances: Eamil from PFAW

    08/02/2007 3:03:28 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 4 replies · 266+ views
    People for the American Way email | People for the American Way
    When did Americans begin to take the Constitution for granted? When did our vision for justice blur so dangerously? As activists and Americans, every day we gaze, gawk, and stare at a President who defies the values we hold dearest. Some of us are angry. Others terrified. Many of us are both. And yet as members of People For the American Way, we can repair our battered Constitution. We can fight off President Bush's coming assaults on the Constitution. We can see a better way. It takes vision. And it takes action. If you're angry or terrified or share our...
  • Islam — A Worldview of Difference, Part 1

    06/04/2007 9:12:28 AM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 8 replies · 879+ views
    Truth Observed ^ | May 13, 2007 | Dr Del Tackett
    Fifteen years ago, when I was working at the White House, I commuted with a very close friend who worked at a think tank in Washington D.C. After the fall of the Soviet Union, our conversations in the car often turned toward what would constitute the next major world threat. My friend, who is one of the smartest people I know, didn’t hesitate in his opinion: it would be the rise of radical Islamic fundamentalism. Day after day, he presented the growing evidence that finally convinced me as well. That was very early in the 1990’s, when Islam was the...
  • University OKs pagan festival, bans Christian event

    05/27/2007 11:28:37 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 33 replies · 1,793+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 27, 2007
    Scotland's University of Edinburgh, after proposing a ban on Bibles and denying a Christian campus group the right to hold a conference on the immorality of homosexuality, has extended the welcome mat to the school's Pagan Society to hold its annual meeting on campus next month. The pagan conference will feature presentations on a variety of topics, including Magic and Witchcraft in the 21st Century, Pagan Parenting, Pagan Marriage, Pagan Symbolism and Practice and Ancient Greek magic. A workshop in tribal dance will be held at the university Student's Association. "It will be an opportunity for people to listen to...
  • Man says word cost him a job

    04/27/2007 11:18:57 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 77 replies · 2,265+ views
    The Hawkeye ^ | 04/22-2007 | Nicholas Bergin
    Man says word cost him a job Law allows Iowa employers wide latitude to terminate work. By NICHOLAS BERGIN nbergin@thehawkeye.com German, Spaniard, Canadian, Chilean. Do those words offend you? Are they words that identify a group of people? How about a generalization involving such groups, such as: all Canadians eat fish. Does this offend? Let's say, you are offended. What consequences should follow? Is a stern warning deserved? Sensitivity training? How about a job? Pipe welder Bill Hen– deley Jr. said he was fired from his job Wednesday for using the word "Mexican" in describing a person from Mexico at...
  • PRESS RELEASE: From the Senate: Statement on Supreme Court's Gonzales v. Carhart Decision

    04/18/2007 6:14:06 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 17 replies · 492+ views
    Hillary for President ^ | 4/18/2007 | Hillary Clinton
    Washington, DC -- "This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman's right to choose and recognized the importance of women's health. Today's decision blatantly defies the Court's recent decision in 2000 striking down a state partial-birth abortion law because of its failure to provide an exception for the health of the mother. As the Supreme Court recognized in Roe v. Wade in 1973, this issue is complex and highly personal; the rights and lives of women must be taken into account. It is precisely this erosion of our constitutional rights that...
  • New Jersey Judge Orders Penal Charges Against Mom for Home-Schooling

    03/09/2007 9:22:22 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 218 replies · 3,149+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 03/07/2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    TRENTON, March 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Honorable Thomas Zampino of the Family Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ordered penal charges against a home-schooling mother of seven. According to a report by Matt Bowman on the website constitutionallycorrect.com, the mother's supposed infraction is home-schooling her children without supervision from the local school board - a right explicitly upheld in New Jersey law. According to the court's opinion, Tara Hamilton is the defendant in a suit brought against her by her recently estranged husband, Stephen Hamilton. Stephen brought the suit in an attempt to force Tara to enroll their...
  • People's Choice Awardsw

    01/09/2007 9:05:21 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 275+ views
    vanity | 01/09/2007 | Litekeeper
    Did anyone notice that all of the winners were introduced at the beginning of the show? Queen Latifa walked around the audience, and pointed all the people sitting in the front. And low and behold - only the winners were introduced. No suspense: when three nominees were named, turns out only the winner was in attendance. Weird!
  • Military Friends...can I get an Amen

    12/29/2006 9:59:41 AM PST · by LiteKeeper · 5 replies · 319+ views
    Email | December 29, 2006 | Unknown
    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week. MILITARY FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having last time you met. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Never ask for food. MILITARY FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs. MILITARY FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad. CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong. MILITARY FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...we screwed up...but man that was...
  • The sermon of the new Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

    11/04/2006 9:15:21 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 7 replies · 342+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 11/04/2006 | Peter Toon
    by Peter Toon November 4, 2006 On November 4, 2006, in the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., the new Lady Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, publicly took up her new vocation. Her sermon followed in the Service that which for her was necessary and highly significant, while for others it was puzzling. She had everyone in the Cathedral involved in "The Baptismal Covenant" from the 1979 prayer book, not only in terms of making the commitments of it, but also being sprinkled with baptismal water by a team of bishops and deacons as a external sign of...
  • Outcry as clergy say calling God 'He' or 'Lord' encourages wife-beating

    10/03/2006 5:36:56 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 23 replies · 675+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2006
    Church of England leaders warned yesterday that calling God 'He' encourages men to beat their wives. They told churchgoers they must think twice before they refer to God as 'He' or 'Lord' because of the dangers that it will lead to domestic abuse. See also... Church leader accuses BBC of bias against Catholic church In new guidelines for bishops and priests on such abuse, they blamed "uncritical use of masculine imagery" for encouraging men to behave violently towards women. They also warned that clergy must reconsider the language they use in sermons and check the hymns they sing to remove...
  • Pope in 'Crusader conspiracy' with Bush says Sheik

    09/27/2006 6:45:48 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 47 replies · 1,269+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 27, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    Sheik: 'Only dialogue we want is when all religions agree to convert to Islam' Posted: 1:00 a.m. Eastern By © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Pope Benedict XVI JERUSALEM – Pope Benedict XVI's meeting this week with a delegation of Muslim leaders and his calls for interfaith dialogue following earlier remarks about Islam are really "Crusader conspiracies" to subjugate the Islamic faith and force "Christian-Zionist" worldviews upon Muslims, a prominent Gaza Strip preacher told WorldNetDaily in an interview. Sheik Abu Saqer, leader of Gaza's Jihadia Salafiya Islamic outreach movement, which seeks to make secular Muslims more religious, called the pope a "puppet" for...
  • Environmentalism as Religion

    09/22/2005 8:23:50 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 16 replies · 499+ views
    09/22/2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    I only caught the tail-end of a segment on environmentalism as religion on Rush's show today. Does anyone know the source he was quoting?
  • You may be a fundamentalist atheist if..(7 of 7)

    08/14/2005 9:32:20 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 2 replies · 268+ views
    General atheism vs. theism You may be a fundy atheist if.... 213. You find you have a grudging respect for fundy theists for 'sticking to their guns' even while complaining they don't think for themselves. 214. 'Thinking for yourself' means adopting an atheist viewpoint. 215. When you say "I don't know" you are being brave and honest. When a theist says "I don't know" they are being dishonest and are trying to dodge the question. 217. You leave 'freethought' tracts lying around, like the littering missionaries. 216. When your thoughts on any complex matter are sensible and clear, and a...
  • You may be a fundamentalist atheist if....(6)

    08/14/2005 9:19:31 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 158+ views
    Bible criticism You may be a fundy atheist if.... 174. You become upset when a Christian says that not everything in the Bible should be taken literally. 175. You dislike how liberal theists try to interpret the Bible for themselves, while you create your own interpretations of the Bible for yourself: (a) Exodus 34 contains a new set of 10 Commandments; (b) Jesus asked His disciples to slay all His enemies. 176. You have actually calculated, for purposes of "argument by outrage," an estimate of the number of people drowned in The Flood. 177. You can quote from the bible...
  • You may be a fundamentalist atheist if....(5)

    08/14/2005 9:09:48 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 134+ views
    Contemporary events You may be a fundy atheist if.... 140. You demand that theists explain news items where bad things have happened to theists, even though no theists on the board have claimed that belief in God is some kind of a lucky charm that wards off bad luck. 141. You demand that theists explain news items where theists do bad things, even though no theists on the board have claimed that it is impossible for theists to do bad things. 142. The only Commandments you know are the ones that are unconstitutional. 143. You can't remember if she was...
  • You may be a fundamentalist atheist if....

    08/14/2005 8:59:35 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Christians You may be a fundy atheist if.... 108. You think if a Christian won't address your arguments, they are too frightened to do so, or know they can't answer them; but if they do address your arguments, you think it is because they are "threatened" by them. 109. Missionaries who give up their personal comfort to aid starving, impoverished and persecuted third-world people are actually "corrupting ancient tribal cultures with western religious dogma", while you sit at home and complain about the price of KFC. 110. You believe that any Christian who claims to have once been an atheist...
  • You may be a fundamentalist atheist if....(3)

    08/14/2005 8:51:51 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 3 replies · 167+ views
    History You may be a fundy atheist if.... 57. Any scholar who believes in a historical Jesus must be a theist. If they are an atheist, then they must secretly want to be a theist. 58. You insist that "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence", then claim that Jesus never existed. 59. You contend that no war in history has ever been created by non-belief. Yet, when you are told that 176 million people lost their lives in wars during the last century, created by non-believers like Stalin, Lenin, Mao and Hitler, to name only a few, you reply that those...
  • You may be a fundamentalist atheist if....(2)

    08/14/2005 8:26:17 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 2 replies · 255+ views
    Origins You may be a fundy atheist if.... 23. You believe that planes, computers, calculators, compasses, etc, were "all obviously designed," yet the human body, being intricately more complex was "obviously a product of biological evolution." It seems the more complex the apparatus, the more obvious the "fact" that it was not designed. 24. You claim that evolution and the big bang are two entirely separate theories that explain different aspects of the universe, yet, in what school of learning can you find any real separation or distinction between the two? 25. As a member of the Skeptic's Society you...
  • You may be a fundamentalist atheist if....(1)

    08/14/2005 8:14:53 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 4 replies · 223+ views
    Existence of God You may be a fundy atheist if.... 1 You became an atheist when you were 10 years old, based on ideas of God that you learned in Sunday School. Your ideas about God haven't changed since. 2 You think that the primary aim of an omnibenevolent God is for people to have FUN. 3 You believe that extra drippy ice-cream is a logical proof against the existence of God, because an omniscient God would know how to stop the ice-cream from being extra drippy, an omnipotent God would have the ability to stop the ice-cream from being...
  • Election night scorecard

    10/30/2004 7:35:30 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 4 replies · 455+ views
    Vanity
    Does anyone know if an Election Night Scorecard has been published on the Web? I would like to track the various races: Presidential (State-by-State), Congressional (Senate and House). Any ideas?
  • 'Gay Militia' storms Christian meeting discussing bill that could make Bible 'hate literature'

    04/22/2004 8:29:27 AM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 29 replies · 320+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/22/2004
    © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Masked members of a group called the "Gay Militia" stormed into a meeting of Christians discussing a bill that would criminalize certain opposition to homosexual behavior in Canada. A videotape [requires RealOne player] of the incident shows the intruders with bandanna-covered faces bursting into a meeting room at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, where the Concerned Christian Coalition Inc. was holding its national convention Saturday night, the Calgary Sun reported. "Right-wing bigots go away, Gay Militia is here to stay," the intruders chanted. The Calgary paper said about seven females and one male from the...
  • Anti-Catholic Sculpture On Washburn University’s Campus; Judge Refuses Request For Removal

    03/03/2004 8:15:27 AM PST · by LiteKeeper · 20 replies · 250+ views
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | March 3, 2004
    ANN ARBOR, MI — A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that Washburn University did not violate the constitution by prominently displaying a sculpture that mocks the Catholic faith. The sculpture, entitled “Holier than Thou,” depicts a Roman Catholic bishop with a grotesque facial expression wearing a miter that resembles a phallus. The sculpture was selected for display by the Campus Beautification Committee , whose goal is to make the University “one of the most beautiful campuses in Kansas.” The lawsuit was brought by the Thomas More Law Center after the University refused to act on complaints by numerous Catholics...
  • Chaplain Puts Green Beret Past to Use With Troops

    02/24/2004 2:21:02 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 5 replies · 61+ views
    Washington Post Foreign Service ^ | Jan 21, 2004 | Pamela Constable
    Exploits Inspire 'Awe Factor' in Iraqi Thicket VOLTURNO BASE, Iraq -- By day, this military camp is a self-contained American bubble in a bizarre setting. Off-duty soldiers listen to country music, watch big-screen basketball, eat grilled steaks, read e-mail from home and jog around an artificial lake, built on a landscaped former resort for Saddam Hussein's cronies and loyalists. By night, the base becomes a launching pad for forays into another world that is equally surreal but far more dangerous. Lightless convoys rumble into the nearby city of Fallujah, where troops hop out and creep through deserted streets, searching houses...
  • Nation's Grade on Choice Drops to a "D" (Anti-life ALERT)

    01/22/2004 9:09:30 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 8 replies · 134+ views
    email | 1/22/2004 | Kate Michelman
    Today, Thursday, January 22, marks the 31st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman's right to decide the most private aspects of her life. But instead of celebrating another year of a woman's right to choose, we are working to ensure that 2004 is not the year that the rights of privacy and choice are extinguished. Energized by President Bush, an organized anti-choice movement is successfully taking our choices away. In December President Bush signed the first-ever federal criminal ban on abortion procedures, and he continues to pack our nation's federal courts with anti-choice...
  • Celebrate Roe v. Wade with NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado (Anti-Life ALERT)

    01/14/2004 7:39:52 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 4 replies · 116+ views
    NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado | Jan 14, 2004 | Unknown
    You are invited to NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado's Roe v. Wade Anniversary Reception. Come celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that made abortion safe and legal across the country. The Rev. Dr. Katherine Ragsdale will be the keynote speaker and more information about her is featured below. What: NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado's Roe v. Wade Anniversary Reception When: Wednesday, January 21, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Where: Native American Trading Company, 1301 Bannock Street, Denver, Colorado Click here to RSVP by January 16, 2004 $250 Sponsor Level $75 Individual Ticket For additional information, please contact Chelsea Vigil at cvigil@prochoicecolorado.org or...
  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

    01/02/2004 4:39:05 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 227+ views
    Forerunner ^ | August, 1998 | John W. Ritenbaugh
    The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness by John W. Ritenbaugh Forerunner, "Personal," August 1998 Have you ever noticed the wide and sometimes even careless use we make of the word "good"? We use it so frequently that we do so almost without thinking. Yet a thing or experience you might consider good, someone else will consider only fair, poor or even bad or evil! "Good" has implications of some degree of excellence. What varies is the precise degree of excellence that lies unexpressed, hidden in the heart, when we use "good" as a sweeping generality. It has so many uses...
  • A Cowboy in the White House

    12/16/2003 8:17:22 AM PST · by LiteKeeper · 8 replies · 201+ views
    Good Old Dogs ^ | unknown | Zac's Mom
    It used to tick me off when the Muslim detractors in the Middle East, or the socialist detractors in Europe, Hollywood and others called our President a cowboy, but the more I think about it, the more glad I am that he is. A Cowboy in the White House
  • Iraq behind the cameras: a different reality

    12/09/2003 3:53:40 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 19 replies · 156+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | December 5, 2003 | TARA COPP
    Iraq behind the cameras: a different reality By TARA COPP Scripps Howard News Service December 05, 2003 BAGHDAD, Iraq - It's a little-known footnote in postwar Iraq that an unassuming Army Civil Affairs captain named Kent Lindner has a bevy of blushing female fans. Every time Lindner checks in on the group of young, deaf Iraqi seamstresses at their factory here, the women swarm him with admiration. "I love you!" one of them writes in the dust on Lindner's SUV. Such small-time adoration is not the stuff of headlines against the backdrop of a country painfully and often violently evolving...
  • New Clergy Group to Push Liberal Causes

    11/25/2003 2:51:35 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 10 replies · 112+ views
    IRD ^ | 21 Nov 2003 | Mark Tooley
    URL: http://www.ird-renew.org/News/News.cfm?ID=757&c=4 New Clergy Group to Push Liberal Causes Mark Tooley November 21, 2003 Frustrated that they continue to be overshadowed by conservative religious leaders, a new association of politically liberal clergy was announced in Washington, D.C. on November 21. Mostly comprised of old National Council of Churches (NCC) types, the Clergy Leadership Network (CLN) will focus on opposing U.S. military action and fighting for a larger federal welfare state, while criticizing religious conservatives. Several of CLN’s leaders were also formerly leaders in the Interfaith Alliance, another liberal religious group founded ten years ago with the nearly identical purpose of...
  • Deconstructing the 10 C's

    11/25/2003 1:25:19 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 5 replies · 13+ views
    IRD ^ | 20 Nov 2003 | Steve Rempe
    URL: http://www.ird-renew.org/News/News.cfm?ID=755&c=4 Deconstructing the “10 Cs” Steve Rempe November 20, 2003 The United Church of Christ has begun a new ad campaign, based loosely—very loosely— on the Ten Commandments. Entitled “God is Still Speaking Through the 10 C’s,” the full-page print advertisement produced by the Justice and Witness Ministries of the UCC is now appearing in newspapers throughout the country. A corresponding website (http://www.stillspeaking.com) has been created to elaborate on the points in the ad. Using a biblical exegesis that can best be described as “unique,” the ad takes each of the commandments in the Decalogue and applies it to...
  • Statistical Comparison: doctors vs gun owners

    11/17/2003 2:42:19 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 25 replies · 1,741+ views
    email | 11/17/2003 | unknown
    Think about this: A. The number of physicians in the US is 700,000. B. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000. C. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (US Dept. of Health &Human Services) Then think about this: A. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000. B. The number of accidental gun deaths per year is 1,500. C. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner 0.0000188. Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR. Please alert your...
  • MoveOn, DNC Team Up To Petition the Senate (Victim Alert!)

    11/13/2003 7:52:50 AM PST · by LiteKeeper · 11 replies · 83+ views
    Justice For Judges ^ | 11/13/2003 | Jimmy Moore
    MoveOn, DNC Team Up to Petition the Senate By Jimmy Moore Talon News November 13, 2003 WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Liberal online activist group MoveOn.org has teamed up with the Democrat National Committee in an attempt to accumulate 100,000 signatures for a petition in opposition to the "Justice For Judges Marathon" session that began on Wednesday night. Talon News reported on Monday that all 51 members of the Republican caucus in the U.S. Senate will be present for the duration of the 30-hour debate that will end at midnight Friday morning. Responding to the strategy of the Senate Republicans, MoveOn.org...
  • Prominent Democrat Senators On the Record

    11/12/2003 12:12:02 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 25 replies · 233+ views
    PROMINENT DEMOCRAT SENATORS ON THE RECORD: * Tom Harkin (D-IA) "Have the guts to come out and vote up or down….And once and for all, put behind us this filibuster procedure on nominations." (Cong. Rec., 6/22/95, S8861) * Joseph Biden (D-DE) "everyone who is nominated is entitled to have a … vote on the floor." (Cong. Rec., 3/19/97, S2540) * Richard Durbin (D-IL) "If, after 150 days languishing on the Executive Calendar that name has not been called for a vote, it should be. Vote the person up or down." (Cong. Rec., 9/28/98, S11021) * Carl Levin (D-MI) "If a...
  • Write it on the back of your envelopes

    10/27/2003 12:29:41 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 49 replies · 302+ views
    email | 10/27/2003 | unknown
    WRITE IT ON THE BACK OF YOUR ENVELOPES You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say"IN GOD WE TRUST." The law, they say, is being violated. It is something silly about electioneering posters (is God running for office)? Anyway, I heard proposed on a radio station show, that we all write "IN GOD WE 'TRUST" on the back of all our mail. After all, that is our national motto, and it's on all the money we use to buy those stamps. I think...
  • Re-evaluating Weapons of Mass Destruction

    10/10/2003 9:06:43 AM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 4 replies · 236+ views
    Email | Unknown
    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." - President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." - President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear,...
  • Bustamante, MEChA and the media

    08/20/2003 8:31:59 AM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 27 replies · 183+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2003 | Michelle Malkin
    August 20, 2003 Now that Democrat Cruz Bustamante is California's gubernatorial recall front-runner, we can look forward to in-depth media investigations of the Latino candidate's long-held ties to the racial separatist group MEChA, right? Ha. While Katie Couric complains about GOP candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger being "the son of a Nazi party member" and international media outlets assail Schwarzenegger adviser Pete Wilson as "anti-immigrant" and "racially divisive," the liberal press has been stone-cold silent on Bustamante's connection to one of the nation's most virulently racist organizations. As a student at Fresno State University in the 1970s, Bustamante was an active member...
  • Scientific research put under spotlight

    08/15/2003 1:41:21 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 1 replies · 33+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/10/2003
    Britain's academy of science is to set up an inquiry into how scientific research is made public. It follows rows about the reliability of some studies which, although they were published in journals, were later found to have been based on false or poorly interpreted results. There is also concern about organisations which make scientific claims in press releases and at media conferences but then present no evidence to support their announcements. A working party for the Royal Society will look at how research information that could influence public opinion and policy is checked. It may then recommend changes and...
  • Unapologetically Christian, unapologetically lesbian (this is where it is going ALERT)

    08/04/2003 9:52:37 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 95 replies · 558+ views
    It's not a contradiction. Neither are you. I like that. If I had the money I'd put it up on billboards across America and if I ever win the lottery maybe I'll do just that. I suppose I need to actually play the lottery to raise my odds on winning but that's neither here or there. When I wrote that short little phrase, and as I write this essay I'm thinking of you who fervently believe there's no such thing as a "Christian lesbian." You consider the term to be an oxymoron but more than that, you regard it an...
  • A Statement Favoring the Blessing of Same-Sex Unions (Liberal ALERT)

    08/02/2003 10:24:11 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 7 replies · 84+ views
    VIRTUOSITY ^ | 1 August, 2003 | The Very Rev Samuel Candler
    A Statement Favoring the Blessing of Same-Sex Unions The Very Rev Samuel Candler Dean of St Philip's Cathedral, Atlanta Presented at the Hearing on Resolution C-005, Rites for Same Sex Blessings Held on August 1, 2003 at 8:00 PM, Hyatt Hotel Grace to you, every one of you, and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord! Isn't it fun to be in this Church? I say unfasten your seat belts, friends, because this is a great flight, a blessed pilgramage. God will get us home gracefully. If you are visiting this conversation tonight, please know that the Episcopal Church is a...
  • Roddy Stinson: 'Avoid wearing of uniform' general warns local soldiers

    04/18/2003 8:44:06 AM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 14 replies · 272+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/13/2003 12:00 AM | Roddy Stinson
    "If possible, avoid wearing of the uniform when dining in public places." ? From a "Protective Measures Awareness" notice sent to San Antonio's U.S. Army personnel by Maj. Gen. Darrel R. Porr on Friday April 11, 2003, will be remembered as one of the saddest dates in Alamo City history. Because of recent instances of harassment of uniformed personnel, Porr, the commanding general at Fort Sam Houston, felt compelled to warn the men and women who serve under him to use caution when traveling, shopping and dining in San Antonio. "Two separate incidents against military personnel have occurred," Porr reported....
  • A Children's Tale for Today

    04/18/2003 7:34:22 AM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Unknown | Unknown
    One day as the Little Red Hen was scratching in a field, she found a grain of wheat. "This wheat should be planted," she said. "Who will plant this grain of wheat?" "Not I," said the Duck. "Not I," said the Cat. "Not I," said the Dog. "Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did. Soon the wheat grew to be tall and yellow. "The wheat is ripe," said the Little Red Hen. "Who will cut the wheat?" "Not I," said the Duck. "Not I," said the Cat. "Not I," said the Dog. "Then I will," said...
  • Confessions of a Skeptic

    04/09/2003 10:02:19 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 4 replies · 65+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | 04/07/2003 | RICHARD T. HALVORSON
    By RICHARD T. HALVORSON Does our culture, like many others, have an unpardonable heresy? Every culture constructs an idol unto itself, punishing heresy by excommunication. We can discover the sacred idol of any culture by finding its taboo question. In Medieval Europe, the peasant was forbidden to question the truth of the Church. Under Communism, comrades doubting the Party were thrown in gulag labor camps. Now, citizens must recite principles of Darwinism through compulsory schooling. We are encouraged to learn nuances like punctuated equilibrium and neo-Darwinism, but questioning the universal explanatory power of evolution is met with intellectual excommunication. I...
  • India's lost girls

    02/07/2003 8:58:25 AM PST · by LiteKeeper · 8 replies · 291+ views
    BBC News ^ | 02/04/2003 | Jill McGivering
    A marriage crisis is hitting thousands of men in parts of rural India which are running out of potential brides. The traditional preference for boys instead of girls has led to widespread abuse of modern pre-natal scans. The technology should protect the health of mother and baby. But, wrongly used, it is a death sentence for unwanted girls. The practice of determining the sex of a foetus and aborting girls is illegal, but widespread. The worst affected states, such as Haryana and Punjab, now have some of the most skewed sex ratios in the world - and the proportion of...
  • Foetus definition stirs abortion row

    02/07/2003 8:52:23 AM PST · by LiteKeeper · 8 replies · 497+ views
    BBC News ^ | 02.01.2003 | Unknown
    Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said the decision had nothing to do with abortion and denied it meant a redefinition of the status of unborn babies. However, anti-abortion activists were quick to claim the move as a victory for them, while pro-choice groups said the decision could make it easier to outlaw abortion. Pro-choice supporters fear that President George W Bush - who opposes abortion in most cases - could seek to erode abortion rights established by the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v Wade ruling in 1973. Last week, Mr Bush lent his support to an anti-abortionist rally...