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  • Short Vanity - the 2016 vote without California

    11/10/2016 7:59:24 AM PST · by Mr Rogers · 46 replies
    Self ^ | Nov 10, 2016 | self
    These numbers come from Wikipedia articles: California's popular vote was 5.5 million for Hillary to 3.0 million for Trump, giving Hillary a 2.5 million surplus in California. That surplus gave her a little over 230,000 vote lead nationwide. Without the California vote, the popular vote would have been roughly 56.7 million Trump to 54.4 million Hillary, a 2.3 million surplus for Trump. The electoral vote was 306 to 232. Without California, the electoral vote would have been 306 to 177 - a 129 vote difference! In the House, Wiki gives the Republicans 240 seats to 188 for the Democrats. Without...
  • Hillary Clinton isn't afraid to say Black Lives Matter - Daily Mail

    07/27/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 July 2016 | Wills Robinson
    The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and Jordan Davis and more have delivered one of the most powerful speeches at the Democratic convention. The grieving parents walked on stage together as Mothers of the Movement - a group who have been campaigning against gun violence and racism at the hands of police since the deaths of their children. They all urged voters to back Hillary Clinton, as she 'isn't afraid to say Black Lives Matter'...'Hillary knows that when a young black life is cut short, it's not just a personal loss. It is a national loss. It...
  • Sen Jeff Flake email on DOJ nominee

    04/22/2015 3:08:54 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 34 replies
    Email from Sen Flake | 21 April 2015 | Jeff Flake
    A response to my email sent earlier to Sen McFlake, Democrat-lite from Arizona: "As you may know, on November 7, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. On February 26, 2015, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to approve Ms. Lynch's nomination by a vote of 12 to 8. I voted in favor of her nomination. I believe that elections have consequences and that elected presidents should be afforded a certain degree of deference in the presidential appointment process, particularly when the nominee is uniquely qualified. While I disagree with Ms. Lynch...
  • Paul Ryan Repudiates ‘Makers and Takers’ Language

    08/19/2014 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 19, 2014 | Michael R. Strain
    Mr. Ryan reflected on this incident over time, and wrote this in Friday’s WSJ: Even so, that day at the fair was the first time I really heard the way the phrase sounded. Later, I thought about that guy from the Democrats’ tent, and eventually I realized: He’s right. Mr. Ryan continues: Who was a taker? My mom, who is on Medicare? Me at 18 years old, using the Social Security survivor’s benefits we got after my father’s death to go to college? My buddy who had been unemployed and used job-training benefits to get back on his feet? The...
  • SBC takes no action against gay-tolerant California church

    06/13/2014 8:46:38 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 34 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | June 12, 2014 | Bob Allen
    Disciplining a church Former SBC vice president Wiley Drake, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, Calif., stepped forward at the first opportunity to make a motion requesting convention officers to represent convention messengers in visiting discipline on the church for violating a constitutional ban on congregations “which act to affirm, approve, or endorse homosexual behavior.” An order of business committee determined Drake’s motion was not in order, and the matter wasn’t reintroduced in subsequent business sessions. Toward the end of the convention, Drake approached a microphone during a report by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeking advice about...
  • 16 of 31 Bighorn sheep moved to Tucson are now dead

    03/17/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 36 replies
    KVOA.com ^ | 17 March 2014 | Anonymous
    From 3 months ago: "TUCSON - Thirty one Bighorn sheep that were relocated to the Catalina mountains Monday are thriving, according to Arizona Game and Fish officials. Their movements are being tracked using GPS collars. News 4 Tucson was given insight into their first few hours on their new turf. If you live in, or visit Pusch Ridge grab your binoculars, you're in for a sight...The cost of the project is around $600,000. It's funded by private donations and fees from hunting and fishing licenses." From a week ago: "Officials said a mountain lion killed the ewe they found in...
  • Rick Perry 2007 - Bill would overturn his [HPV Vaccine] mandate

    07/24/2011 10:56:30 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 68 replies
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | May 09, 2007 | Corrie MacLaggan
    Three months after Gov. Rick Perry ignited a firestorm by issuing an executive order to require schoolgirls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, he is letting a bill go into law that will undo his mandate. In an emotional speech to reporters Tuesday, during which the governor surrounded himself with women whose lives have been affected by the cancer-causing infection, Perry laid blame for future cervical cancer deaths at the feet of lawmakers who supported the bill. Perry thanked the minority of legislators who voted against the bill and said, "No lost lives will occupy the confines of their...
  • Officer in Costco shooting says man raised gun, didn’t know it was in holster

    09/24/2010 9:34:59 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 481 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 23 Sept 2010 | Cara McCoy, Dave Toplikar
    This comes from a Vegas paper, so I'll summarize: Day 1 of the inquest into the police shooting of Eric Scott at a Las Vegas Costco emphasized the large amount of prescription painkillers found in his body. The assistant DA suggested Scott was suicidal. Day 2 apparently spent a bunch of time explaining why there will be no video...basically, the machines weren't working, sorry. Then the cop who was closest to Scott testified. In his testimony, he says the gun found by investigators was in its holster, and that he didn't realize the gun was in its holster when he...
  • Birthers and Perkins V Elg

    04/24/2010 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 406 replies · 3,578+ views
    US Supreme Court Records ^ | 24 April 2010 | Self
    I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one, so what follows is just IMHO on how the case of Perkins v Elg affects the definition of natural born citizen. I offer it, not as definitive, but as evidence that the Supreme Court has ruled in the past in a way that might well lead to its ruling in favor of Obama, if the case is based on the citizenship of Obama's presumptive father. The facts as stated in the decisions: "The question is whether the plaintiff, Marie Elizabeth Elg. who was born in the United States of Swedish parents...
  • Great Moments in Birthism: Orly's First Hearing

    04/23/2010 4:32:00 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 31 replies · 1,109+ views
    You Tube, court transcript ^ | 18 April 2010 | Antibirther & Orly Taitz
    The following YouTube animation is from the transcript of Orly Taitz's presentation in Brockhausen v. Andrade. http://www.youtube.com/user/AntiBirther#p/u/1/ppk7lgUD3-Q The transcript can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18284002/BROCKHAUSEN-v-ANDRADE-Transcript-of-Proceedings-Pleas-to-Jurisdiction-Hearing-12209 You can find the case discussed on FreeRepublic here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2170430/posts
  • Calvinism's Exhaustive Determinism and Old Testament Scriptures

    02/11/2010 7:29:41 AM PST · by Mr Rogers · 1,137 replies · 5,776+ views
    Society of Evangelical Arminians ^ | 01/28/2010 | "WilliamBirch"
    Calvinism's Exhaustive Determinism and Old Testament Scriptures Submitted by WilliamBirch on Thu, 01/28/2010 - 9:16am "I don't see how anyone could read the Old Testament and not conclude that Calvinism is right," was the assessment of one Calvinist professor recently. By "Calvinism" he meant the notion of God's exhaustive predeterminism of all things by decree. This professor was merely being consistent and honest about his own beliefs. He has done nothing immorally or ethically wrong with making such a statement to his students. My only hope is that his students do not take their professor's word on the matter but...
  • Election - In Christ, or In us?

    02/10/2010 11:56:33 AM PST · by Mr Rogers · 15 replies · 282+ views
    CLEARING UP MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CORPORATE ELECTION Brian Abasciano I. INTRODUCTION The nature of election has long been one of the most hotly debated topics in evangelical theology. The question lies at the heart of the debate between Arminianism and Calvinism, a debate which commands so much interest and attention because it ultimately has to do with the character of God. But beyond the inherent appeal the disagreement between Arminianism and Calvinism holds for those with a high view of Scripture, the debate has been raging with a heightened intensity in recent years with no sign of abating due to factors...
  • Pope John Paul II 'whipped himself in remorse for sins': Open discussion / Not caucus

    11/23/2009 10:49:30 AM PST · by Mr Rogers · 210 replies · 2,638+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Nov 2009 | Nick Pisa
    Sister Sobodka said: "Several times he (Pope John Paul) would put himself through bodily penance. "We would hear it – we were in the next room at Castel Gandolfo. You could hear the sound of the blows when he flagellate himself. He did it when he was still capable of moving on his own." The flagellation is also confirmed by another bishop who has given testimony. Emery Kabongo was a secretary for Pope John Paul. "He would punish himself and in particular just before he ordained bishops and priests," he said. "I never actually saw it myself but several people...
  • Philip Schaff's History of the Church - Passages on the Eucharist

    11/05/2009 8:59:31 AM PST · by Mr Rogers · 63 replies · 933+ views
    Before starting the text of a long article, I want to explain what it is. In discussing the meaning of the Eucharist with Catholics on FreeRepublic, I've frequently been told that the Church Fathers, from the very beginning, have taught it was a 're-presentation' of Calvary. I've read little of the Church Fathers - as have many who have lectured me, I suspect. The norm on both sides of the argument is to pull quotes from those who help your case, and ignore what does not. In excerpts below, taken from his 7,000 page history, Philip Schaff discusses the nuance...
  • The Attitude Behind the Act

    09/16/2009 1:59:12 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 34 replies · 669+ views
    Grace to you ^ | Not given | John MacArthur
    The following sermon by John MacArthur is available free either in text or as audio at: http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/2213 Since it runs 11 pages, I've heavily edited it to conserve space. If you have any questions about what he says, I recommend reading or listening to the full sermon! The Attitude Behind the Act Matthew 5:21 Tonight, I want I you to look with me at Mathew chapter five and we come to the section beginning in verse 21. This very important, very misunderstood often misrepresented and misinterpreted section of Scripture will be our occupation for many weeks to come. Because from...
  • Brown Dog Democrat - Gabby Giffords

    08/21/2009 6:58:07 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 29 replies · 1,065+ views
    Giffords official email ^ | 21 Aug 2009 | Gabby Giffords
    From an email from Gabby Giffords, Representative of AZ-8...who was, of course, a no show at the protest held today at her Tucson AZ office... "Over the last few months, I have heard from thousands of my constituents who are very frustrated with our nation’s health insurance system. It is unfair that insurance companies can deny people coverage based on pre-existing conditions or impose arbitrary life time limits on care. Our premiums have doubled in the last nine years, and the cost of doing nothing is worse. Without reform, health care spending will rise to $4.4 trillion, more than one...
  • How We Got the New Testament - 2 1/2 Views (LONG!)

    08/20/2009 9:14:42 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 139 replies · 1,890+ views
    Orthodox Christian Information Center, bible.org, Catholic Encyclopedia ^ | 20 Aug 2009 | Daniel F. Lieuwen, M. James Sawyer, GEORGE J. REID
    How We Got the New Testament - 2 1/2 Views (Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic) The following excerpts are pulled from the Internet. Their full articles are worth reading, if you want to understand their thought. In hopes of keeping this at a digestible meal, I've quoted the sections I found most interesting - and deleted a great deal of good reading! First, the Orthodox: taken from the Orthodox Christian Information Center. The Emergence of the New Testament Canon by Daniel F. Lieuwen Link: http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/ntcanon_emergence.aspx ...When the church began, there were no New Testament books. Old Testament texts alone were used...
  • The New Testament Documents - Are They Reliable?

    08/15/2009 10:48:49 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 70 replies · 2,015+ views
    Christian Corps International Libraries ^ | not mentioned | F.F. Bruce
    2. What are the dates of these documents? The crucifixion of Christ took place, it is generally agreed, about AD 30. According to Luke iii. I, the activity of John the Baptist, which immediately preceded the commencement of our Lord's public ministry, is dated in 'the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar'. Now, Tiberius became emperor in August, AD 14, and according to the method of computation current in Syria, which Luke would have followed, his fifteenth year commenced in September or October, AD a7.1 The fourth Gospel mentions three Passovers after this time; the third Passover from that date would...
  • President Obama on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day

    06/06/2009 8:47:12 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 17 replies · 740+ views
    REalClearPolitics ^ | 6 June, 2009 | Obama
    Why is this? Of all the battles in all the wars across the span of human history, why does this day hold such a revered place in our memory? What is it about the struggle that took place on these sands behind me that brings us back here to remember year after year after year?
  • Over and Out - Steyn (short note)

    05/20/2009 7:53:47 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 37 replies · 1,486+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 20 May 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Over and Out [Mark Steyn] Following California's "tax revolt" and the usual editorials from a dying media sneering at the electorate as tantrum-throwing kindergartners, we now move on to the swimsuit round, in which the Golden State's woes are federalized and redistributed to the nation at large. In the states' version of the Obama model for everything from mortgages to credit cards, the feckless will have their pathologies rewarded and the prudent will get stuck with the tab. The Atlantic's Megan McArdle cuts to the chase: California is completely, totally, irreparably hosed. Up next: New York. As Miss McArdle notes,...