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  • USDA Suggests Changes to Grocery Stores to ‘Nudge’ Consumers to Eat Healthy

    07/17/2014 3:06:08 AM PDT · 58 of 69
    maryz to VerySadAmerican
    When someone gives you money they’re going to tell you how to spend it.

    Didn't you notice that only 3 of the proposed 6 "strategies" are specific to SNAP recipients? They're out for all of us!

  • Check Out Obama's Multimillion-Dollar Martha's Vineyard Vacation Pad

    07/16/2014 8:46:07 AM PDT · 37 of 57
    maryz to lurk

    The ABC article has a link to the Martha’s Vineyard Times article — there’s a picture there.

  • Archbishop Lori fights bill opposed to religious liberty

    07/15/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    maryz to Mrs. Don-o
    What I don't get is that, if the USSC ruled that the offensive provisions of the HHS mandate violated First Amendment "Free exercise of religion" rights, how could the U.S. Congress overturn that? Can the legislative branch overturn the USSC's ruling?

    I searched a bit for the actual decision, but couldn't find it. Wikipedia sums it up the way I recall hearing about it:

    The decision is an interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and does not address whether such corporations are protected by the free-exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution. For such companies, the court directly struck down the contraceptive mandate, a regulation adopted by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), requiring employers to cover certain contraceptives for their female employees. The court said that the mandate was not the least restrictive way to ensure access to contraceptive care, noting that a less restrictive alternative is already being provided for religious non-profits. The ruling could have widespread impact, allowing companies to be religiously exempt from federal laws.
    [emphasis added]
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 July 2014

    07/13/2014 1:43:45 PM PDT · 218 of 240
    maryz to TomGuy
    I would not be surprised if most of his college transcript grades were AA, too.

    Jeff Kuhner on wRKO Boston related a delightful tidbit a while back: seems someone was interviewing Alan Dershowitz and asked whether Obama had taken any of his courses while at Harvard. Dershowitz said no, he had tried a couple of times to sign up for one, but "he didn't have the grades."

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 July 2014

    07/13/2014 12:49:32 PM PDT · 215 of 240
    maryz to Alas Babylon!
    The point I’d have fro anyone is this: Let the Northeast do their thing, even if it means RINOs, because the voters there just won’t EVER vote for our type of conservative.

    I'm from Boston, and in my lifetime (I'm 68) the local Dems used to be socially conservative at least -- the Republicans never were, and fiscally were always the crony capitalist, big business (not small business) types. Frankly, here in MA we never get a chance to vote conservative. If a conservative actually has the temerity to run, the MA GOP will recruit (and support) a liberal to run against him in the primary. That seems to be what happened to Sean Bielat: the first time he ran, they didn't bother figuring he had no chance against Barney Frank. The second time, when it was for an open seat, they recruited some woman -- Elizabeth something -- to run in the primary. Also, I'm firmly convinced (admittedly without proof) that they also put up that Fall River dentist who nobody ever heard of but who claimed to be a real conservative in order to split the conservative vote.

  • It’s Not the "Occupation" - It’s Islam

    07/02/2014 2:21:06 AM PDT · 33 of 37
    maryz to Biggirl

    IIRC, that was what was proposed in the Balfour Declaration after World War I. No one got around to the actual creation of a Jewish state (the whole of Israel and Jordan remained “the Palestinian Mandate”) until after World War II when the horrors of the Holocaust were revealed, and then Israel was roughly divided by an “X”, with the north and south sectors Jewish and the east and west sectors Arab.

  • Staurophobia or the pathological "fear of the Cross" explained

    06/25/2014 2:14:50 PM PDT · 14 of 18
    maryz to Teófilo; HiTech RedNeck
    I remember a scandal a few years ago where Obama insisted that the University of Notre Dame remove or hide a crucifix in a room where he would speak — and they did.

    Yes, I remember that too! There was also the incident at Georgetown (and likely other places).

  • Cochran’s victory over McDaniel is a wake-up call for conservatives

    06/25/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT · 143 of 201
    maryz to ProudFossil
    I would suggest the primaries be closed but Independents can vote for either party's candidates. There would be a ballot for Republicans, a ballot for Democrats, and a ballot listing both parties for Independents.

    In Massachusetts, Independents can vote in either primary, but we have to choose either a D or an R ballot -- no mixing and matching! And if you want to change your party affiliation, it has to be done about a month or 6 weeks (I think) before the election. Doesn't seem to be the case in Mississippi.

  • Biden one-ups ‘dead broke’ Hillary by boasting he’s ‘the poorest man in Congress’

    06/23/2014 11:54:24 AM PDT · 44 of 46
    maryz to damper99

    IIRC, the fake Indian claimed to own no stocks, though of course she admitted to holding mutual funds!:)

  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/18/2014 7:12:22 AM PDT · 31 of 31
    maryz to Fantasywriter

    :-)

  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/18/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    maryz to Fantasywriter
    LOL! Have a celebratory "nice cuppa" now -- just heard on the radio that the priest who has been acting as spokesman for the Pelletiers just tweeted that Justina has been released to the custody of her parents and is on her way HOME! :-)
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/18/2014 6:36:19 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    maryz to Fantasywriter

    Thanks for the link! All success to them — and all justice to the offenders!

  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/18/2014 6:03:54 AM PDT · 24 of 31
    maryz to Fantasywriter

    I hope so! I would think there’s a book in this, and not just about Justina. Lou Pelletier (on Kuhner’s morning WRKO show a while back) said that he went to DC and talked to some members of Congress. Michele Bachman told him this was a national problem. Most of the Congressmen who talked to him were GOP, but his own CT rep (a Dem) talked to him and told him his own son had been put in a similar position and only got out because his father was a Congressman.

  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/18/2014 2:41:20 AM PDT · 20 of 31
    maryz to Fantasywriter; Tax-chick
    First we will sue the living daylights out of the doctors & hospital

    Forget the hospital -- Children's is not-for-profit Harvard teaching hospital, and Massachusetts has a "charitable cap" of $20,000 damages for non profits. The psychiatry doctors at Children's should be fair game, however. I don't know what sovereign immunity issues would be involved in suing DCF (if we had a honest AG, there would have been a criminal investigation long ago!).

    If the case is over(?), does that mean the gag order imposed on her Tufts doctors is automatically lifted?

  • Nancy Pelosi Lectures Her Archbishop: Don’t March For Marriage!

    06/16/2014 3:28:51 PM PDT · 27 of 38
    maryz to NYer
    She goes to Mass.

    I've always wondered -- does she really or just for photo ops? Of course, she could have found a church like John Kerry's purported parish -- the Paulist Center of Boston -- where they "adapt" the Creed and claim only to be IIRC "a worship community in the Catholic tradition."

  • Nancy Pelosi Lectures Her Archbishop: Don’t March For Marriage!

    06/16/2014 3:25:05 PM PDT · 25 of 38
    maryz to cloudmountain
    She won't. She's only 66.

    Wikipedia says she was born March 26, 1940 (I think the sort of thing Wikipedia is reliable on) -- doesn't that make her 74?

  • Massachusetts May Finally Allow Justina Pelletier to Return Home

    06/12/2014 10:50:47 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    maryz to G Larry
    protecting a Hospital from malpractice charges.

    Actually, Children's is a non-profit and so falls under the MA charitable cap of $20,000 on damages. The idiot psychiatric doctors, however, are not individually so protected!

  • New study by IDF reserve colonel says women don't belong in combat

    06/12/2014 5:02:25 AM PDT · 18 of 24
    maryz to rdcbn; bravo whiskey
    As I understand it, in Israel it was a military decision based on military effectiveness to stop using women in combat, and judicial fiat based om "equality" that later put them back in.
  • Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

    06/11/2014 10:09:09 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    maryz to wiggen

    We in MA have been wondering for months why the Gov and/or legislature of CT haven’t done anything . . . I guess they’re in the running to be as bad as MA.

  • Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

    06/11/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    maryz to wiggen

    She’s still technically in the custody of Massachusetts Dept of Children and Families.

  • Justina Pelletier Soon To Return Home to Her Family (Video)

    06/09/2014 8:44:14 AM PDT · 19 of 20
    maryz to This Just In
    Lou Pelletier was on the Jeff Kuhner talk show this a.m. He said that the state merely filed something saying they would not oppose the Pelletier motion to free Justina. The Judge has said he will not consider ruling until June 20.

    Mr. Pelletier also said that many times they seemed to be nearly there, but the state was like Lucy and the football to Charlie Brown. He also said it was remarkable how much more coverage the matter has gotten in the European (especially British) and even Australian media than here.

  • Conservative Media Refuse to Cover New Book on Gay Movement

    06/09/2014 6:44:01 AM PDT · 32 of 65
    maryz to JudyinCanada
    You didn't read the whole piece, did you?

    From the Breitbart piece:

    What is everyone so worried about?

    The book takes a highly critical look at how the LGBT movement has moved so swiftly through all major U.S. institutions including the military, the psychological establishment, the courts, education, and even the Boy Scouts. In some ways, the leaders of the LGBT movement ought to consider the book a love song to their political acumen and amazing successes. No one thought twenty years ago that they would have made so many remarkable advances.

    Reilly takes a deep look at how it happened. He starts with a philosophical premise: that Jean-Jacques Rousseau—who taught reality could be changed and that any institution standing in the way of such changes needed to be overthrown including the family—swamped Aristotle, who was in love with unchanging reality. For gay to be okay, reality had to change, and Rousseau laid the groundwork for that.

    There's more there -- the whole piece is worth reading!

  • Justina Pelletier Turns 16 on Saturday and Her Parents Still Don’t Have Custody

    05/21/2014 2:46:31 PM PDT · 31 of 39
    maryz to Gay State Conservative
    #FREEJUSTINA Rally this Saturday!

    WHEN: May 24, 2:00-4:00pm
    WHERE: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

    There's a link at the site where you can RSVP to a Facebook page, if you do Facebook!

  • Justina Pelletier Turns 16 on Saturday and Her Parents Still Don’t Have Custody

    05/21/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT · 23 of 39
    maryz to napscoordinator
    You haven't been following the story, have you? Justina was being treated (apparently successfully) for mitochondrial disease (which an older sister -- now 25, I believe -- also has). Her disease also involved gastro-intestinal disorders. When she apparently came down with the flu, the gastro-intestinal condition acted up. Her parents called her primary doctor at Tufts and described the symptoms. The GI doctor who had been treating her at Tufts had moved to Boston Children's, so her mitochondrial doctor told the parents to bring her to Children's to him.

    They brought her from Connecticut to Children's in an ambulance that night. The resident in charge of overnight admissions that night was a recent med school grad in psychiatry. He consulted with his "mentor" in the psych department and she had Justina admitted to the psych unit on the grounds that she actually suffered from somatoform disorder (a disorder this doctor has published papers about, claiming that 50% of pediatric illnesses are really somatoform disorder). They never let her see the GI doctor. When the parents insisted on continuing the treatment she had been receiving, Children's psych department called in DCF (apparently the only agency in MA that still has the right to impose the death penalty -- see their history for the last 3 years). DCF took custody and determined Children's psych department could keep "treating" her.

    When the parents got a hearing before a judge, even the court-appointed guardian ad litem argued for returning Justina to the custody of her parents. The judge gave no weight to the testimony of the Tufts doctor (who is under a gag order). When the judge handed down his decision (after an unexplained delay of about a week IIRC, he awarded "permanent" custody to DCF, on the grounds -- he argued -- that the father had called DCF people "Nazis" and other terms of abuse. (IF you don't want to be called a Nazi, a good first step is not to act like one!)

    You realize that by the time of the hearing, this had been going on over a year. Her parents were allowed one hour a week visitation in the presence off DCF people and an armed guard. In all this time Justina received no education (as required by state law), no opportunity to attend Mass or see a priest.

  • Extraordinary ministers at Papal Mass deny Communion in the hand

    05/21/2014 2:12:09 AM PDT · 25 of 45
    maryz to pbear8
    At that time, there was a tradition of the host placing the first morsel in the mouth of the guest.

    I've heard that Arabs still preserve that tradition. And Israelis do it more casually, among friends and family anyway.

  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    maryz to tbw2
    There is actually a strong basis for suing the hospital for rushing to make this diagnosis.

    I was wondering if the parents can sue. I mean, if Justina is in DCF custody, couldn't a judge rule that the parents don't have standing to sue on her behalf? I don't know, but maybe that's part of why the judge gave DCF custody.

  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 5:44:32 AM PDT · 20 of 32
    maryz to Tax-chick
    The new fad for “somatoform disorder” has every parent with a chronically-ill child worried.

    I didn't realize it had reached the level of a fad. Could be -- isn't the BCH psychiatrist who started all this doing "research" to prove somatoform disorder is the true cause of 50% of childhood illnesses?

  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 5:38:48 AM PDT · 19 of 32
    maryz to PubliusMM
    It was filed with the MA Supreme Judicial Court. Pelletier Family Files Habeas Corpus to Free Justina.
  • ‘Shocking Note’ Apparently Penned by Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    04/16/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · 52 of 81
    maryz to soycd; Ouchthatonehurt
    This piece from LifeSite is the most concise account I've seen: Justina Pelletier’s Parents File Emergency Petition With Supreme Court to Regain Custody

    In MA, it's actually "the Supreme Judicial Court."

  • Conservatives Want to Make Divorce Harder, Extend Government Power

    04/16/2014 12:35:49 PM PDT · 35 of 35
    maryz to Mariner
    I remember "Divorce Court" being on, but I think more of those old 30s and 40s movies, with one or the other spouse hissing, "I'll never give you a divorce!" LOL! From some of the comments on this thread, that kind of thing might be incomprehensible to the younger generation.

    In any case, AFAIK divorce is still expensive. Just because the divorce itself is a moot issue once one party files, there's still all the squabbling over assets and custody.

  • ‘Shocking Note’ Apparently Penned by Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    04/16/2014 10:58:22 AM PDT · 47 of 81
    maryz to driftdiver
    but now involves a bureaucracy which refuses to admit it was wrong

    Just before this story became public, the MA DCF was already taking a lot of heat because a 5-year-old boy in DCF custody disappeared; it was 2 or 3 months before anyone knew, and then it came out only because his sister told her teacher at school. I believe the social worker who was supposed to be checking on him and her supervisor were fired.

    Then it became public that DCF revised its guidelines on who could be a foster parent, saying that a felony conviction (even for violent crime or soliciting sex from minors) should not be an automatic disqualifier. (A decision which Deval defended publicly, saying if someone had a police record from years ago for stealing a candy bar -- yes, that was the example he used -- it shouldn't be held against him.)

    Then there was talk of the -- IIRC -- 100 children who died in DCF custody over the past 3 years. And another 100 or so missing children in DCF custody, but DCF kind of dismissed those, saying most of them had attained their teens and were considered runaways.

    Deval has steadfastly refused to fire the head of DCF. She says she submitted her resignation, but he refused to accept it.

  • Conservatives Want to Make Divorce Harder, Extend Government Power

    04/16/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT · 10 of 35
    maryz to Responsibility2nd
    More than a dozen states have introduced bills that required longer waiting periods for divorce, counseling courses for adults and have limited the number of reasons that people can file for divorce.
    While this may seem like a fringe idea, . . .

    Isn't this more or less the way it was everywhere before no-fault divorce became the way to go, in the late 60s IIRC?

  • Johnny, Get Your Gun-Free Zone (Mark Steyn)

    04/03/2014 12:45:46 PM PDT · 15 of 23
    maryz to neverdem
    No liberals other than Alan Dershowitz have a thing to say about the D'Souza outrage.

    Dershowitz right again! He's always been right on Israel, and he's offered his help to the Pelletiers.

    Finally a "strange new respect" for our side! ;-)

  • Alan Dershowitz offers to help #FreeJustina, says law is CLEAR and on the side of the parents

    03/30/2014 9:53:28 AM PDT · 30 of 33
    maryz to bboop
    He’s getting downright CommonSensical these days.

    Dershowitz has always been on the right side re Israel! And didn't he say not long ago that Ted Cruz was one of the most brilliant students he ever taught?

    I would love to see him get involved in this on the side of the parents!

  • 24 Veterans Awarded the Medal of Honor

    03/19/2014 7:16:37 AM PDT · 26 of 29
    maryz to goodn'mad
    These men deserved the Medal of Honor but didn’t get it because of their skin color. I’m not buying it.

    I'm not buying it either, being as it's this administration. I heard on the news that these guys had at the time of their service received the Distinguished Service award. I'd want to know if any (and how many) minorities had earlier been awarded the Medal of Honor. And how many and under what circumstances whites received the Distinguished Service award instead of the Medal of Honor. Remember how the DOJ had to search to find a black killed by a white who went unpunished -- and came up with Zimmerman?

  • Dem Senator on MSNBC: Russia’s “Weak” Invasion Proof of Obama’s “Strength”

    03/19/2014 6:13:25 AM PDT · 3 of 36
    maryz to tje
    If Russia invades Alaska, just think how weak Putin will look then.

    LOL!

  • Bar boycotts Sam Adams after pullout

    03/15/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT · 119 of 163
    maryz to Kenny Bunk
    Menino? Silent on this?

    Menino didn't run again (he'll be teaching gov't or something at BU). The current mayor, Marty Walsh, is the one I suspect of being behind this -- at least, according to local news reports, he's been in the forefront of trying to get the gays into the parade (after almost 20 years since the SCOTUS decision). He has announced (as if anyone cared) that he will not march if the gays aren't allowed to. Menino never marched, and no one missed him -- he did march every year, though, in the Gay Pride paraded (though one year, there was one . . . float? exhibit? whatever that was so shocking he was apparently angry, but he didn't know about it until the parade was over.

  • Bar boycotts Sam Adams after pullout

    03/15/2014 10:10:23 AM PDT · 115 of 163
    maryz to HartleyMBaldwin
    What’s the parade organizers’ policy concerning Irish political issues, though?

    Years ago, maybe in the 70s(?), I did see an "England out of Ireland" float in the parade, but in recent decades, the policy has been no political statements.

    Until some time in the 60s or early 70s, the parade wasn't as big a thing, since it was held on March 17, not the nearest Sunday, so attendees were basically school children and Suffolk County (Boston) employees (it's a holiday for public county and city employees.

  • Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Rights

    03/15/2014 5:10:39 AM PDT · 75 of 99
    maryz to Steelfish
    that would have allowed gay veterans

    This whole thing is so weird! And The Guardian is covering what should be merely a local Boston story? BTW, the LGBT (or "Giblets," as someone called them) petitioned for a group of 20 gay veterans to march. Turns out, there was only one veteran (purported veteran?) in the group; the other 19 were "gay activists," who wanted to march with rainbow flags and who knows what else. The Allied War Veterns took offense at being lied to, and broke off negotiations.

    I don't know why this is all started up again. In the early 90s, there was a big, long battle over this, and the gays sued, and continually won in Massachusetts courts ('nuff said). I believe it was the year the MA Supreme Judicial Court (doesn't that sound like something out of 1984?) found in favor of the gays that the parade organizers cancelled the parade rather than give in. They carried it to the Supreme Court, and in 1995 won a 9-0 opinion (yes, even Bader and Breyer, etc.) that the organizers had the right to decide who would be invited/allowed to march.

    Why it's coming up again after almost 20 years, I don't really know. I'm wondering if it's at the urging of Boston's new mayor, Marty Walsh, who hasn't been in long, but who's already making even "Mumbles" Menino (Boston's mayor for 20 years) look almost sane. Menino never marched in the parade (and did march in the June "Gay Pride" parade). Nobody misse him. Why Marty Walsh thinks anyone cares if he doesn't march is, well, just one of life's litte mysteries!

    One can only conclude that gay groups make a lot of political contributions . . .

  • Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem

    03/12/2014 11:32:11 AM PDT · 39 of 44
    maryz to Kartographer; sodpoodle; Black Agnes
    Even if it was a gas explosion, well, this story was in today's The Jewish Press:

    The police and Israeli security services have captured the alleged terrorist who tried to blow up three buildings in Armon HaNatziv in Jerusalem, in a mega attack in March.

    It’s now been revealed that he had tried to blow up a total of eight buildings in an attempted terror attack just 2 days before.

    The man was identified as Aziz Musa Salam Awisat, age 49 and father of 6. Awisat holds Jerusalem Resident status. He lives in Jabal Mukaber.

    Awisat admitted to police that after hearing of the gas explosion in Gilo that killed a family and destroyed a building, he was inspired to commit a terror attack that would do the same.

    Awisat allegedly cut the gas pipes inside a total of eight buildings on February 28 and March 2, and lit a flame next to them, hoping it would set off a massive explosion, blowing up the buildings and everyone inside.

    The gas leak was detected and the Jerusalem fire department evacuated the buildings in time.

  • Study: Racism Causes Obesity in Black Women

    03/12/2014 9:03:18 AM PDT · 40 of 76
    maryz to ButThreeLeftsDo

    It’s a conservative magazine, founded by David Horowitz years ago. Read the article — the posted excerpt is actually from a “study” that the article itself totally discredits.

  • Young Republicans Find Fault With Elders on List of Social Issues

    03/11/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT · 30 of 38
    maryz to C19fan
    Will there ever be a point in the future where the GOP will decide keeping SoCons is not worth losing these type of Millenial voters?

    You mean like the Massachusetts GOP has been doing for decades? If a social conservative declares, the state GOP will actually recruit a social liberal to run against him in the primary. It's working really great electorally -- the GOP holds 10% to 12% of the state legislature, zero statewide offices, and zero representation in the congressional delegation!

  • Democrats hold all-night 'talkathon' on climate change on Senate floor [Not unemployment rate]

    03/11/2014 5:35:57 AM PDT · 30 of 44
    maryz to SoFloFreeper

    I can’t help wondering if they perceive (through polling?) that Ted Cruz’s marathon speech really boosted him, and they’re trying to imitate it. This feeling was reinforced when I heard a sound bite on the local (Boston) news station of Ed Markey (D-MA) taking part by reciting a sort of take-off of Dr. Seuss . . .

  • Boston St. Pat’s Parade rescinds invite to gay group, says application was a ‘ploy’

    03/07/2014 6:00:22 AM PST · 29 of 44
    maryz to NYer
    parade organizer John Hurley,

    He's known locally as "Wacko" Hurley (not an insult, probably his nickname since high school!). He's pretty old and walks with a cane, but he's at 7:00 a.m. Mass every day (he goes to my church).

  • Buffalo’s New Bishop Confronts Politician’s Duplicity on Abortion

    03/04/2014 2:21:17 PM PST · 3 of 18
    maryz to NYer
    Until 2012, Buffalo was led by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec

    Didn't Kmiec have one of the most outrageous records in the (homosexual)sex abuse scandal?

  • Shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

    03/04/2014 8:57:23 AM PST · 6 of 32
    maryz to ColdOne
    As I recall it, they seemed to have more Park Rangers on duty than usual -- precisely to block visitors!
  • New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers

    02/13/2014 1:17:16 PM PST · 33 of 47
    maryz to NoKoolAidforMe
    Just to clarify, the AOH (the NY parade organizers) do not ban homosexuals from marching in the parade. They are prohibited from carrying a banner denoting their homosexuality in the parade.

    Exactly the same in Boston! It was in Boston a few years ago that a gay group sued the parade organizers to be allowed in the parade as gays. It went to the Supreme Court, and the organizers won in a unanimous decision that only the organizers had the right to determine what fit the parade's theme.

  • Israel at a Point of No Return – In the Right Direction

    02/13/2014 9:38:28 AM PST · 8 of 11
    maryz to Mrs. Don-o
    Wonderful news if he's right . . . but I recalled seeing articles posted on FR about the Israeli government's recent decision to pay for abortions for women 20-33! The LifeSite article is here.

    LifeSiteNews.com reported that the nation's Health Basket Committee, which determines what medical procedures are paid for by the Israeli government, voted to give “free” abortion coverage to women between 20 and 33 years of age, and authorized $4.5 million to pay for the expected 6,300 extra abortions. . . .

    Some have asked what role America's annual $3 billion foreign aid package plays in subsidizing abortions in Israel.

    She [Sandy Shoshani, national director of Be’ad Chaim (which means "Pro Life" in Hebrew] said that Be'ad Chaim "sent letters to every Knesset member we could think of, and even to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu," but lamented that while "we received a few letters back saying they (the Knesset members) agree with us, no one is actually doing anything."

    I devoutly hope and pray Goldman is right!

  • Pope Francis nominates (2) New York bishops

    02/11/2014 7:20:03 AM PST · 6 of 30
    maryz to NYer

    It’s morning in Albany! When does he take over?

  • Vatican strikes back at UN report demanding approval of abortion and sex for children

    02/06/2014 11:12:48 AM PST · 6 of 7
    maryz to Morgana

    I think it was in the 70s that Bill Buckley called the UN “the world’s most expensive insane asylum” — and he didn’t live to see this!