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  • Black Mass Relocated Off Campus Amid Uproar [Harvard]

    05/12/2014 2:52:36 PM PDT · by sitetest · 57 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | May 12, 2014 | Theodore R. Delwiche and Alexander H. Patel
    The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club said it will relocate its reenactment of a Satanic black mass ritual, scheduled for Monday night, to an off-campus site, citing in an email that “misinterpretations about the nature of the event were harming perceptions about Harvard and adversely impacting the student community.” The club emphasized that Harvard had not asked them to move the event from its previous location, the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall, and commended the University for affirming its members’ rights to free speech and assembly. “Harvard always demonstrated that it understood its responsibility...
  • Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard ‘black mass’

    05/09/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT · by sitetest · 36 replies
    Boston, Mass., May 8, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness. Fr. Michael Drea, senior chaplain at the Harvard Catholic Student Association, told CNA on May 8 that he has seen “a huge groundswell from Catholics on campus, as well as alumni” protesting the black mass re-enactment, which the priest characterized as “absolutely ludicrous” and extremely offensive. ~ snip ~ With this aim in mind, the Catholic...
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • Against Heterosexuality

    03/03/2014 6:30:00 AM PST · by sitetest · 68 replies
    First Things ^ | March 2014 | Michael W. Hannon
    Alasdair MacIntyre once quipped that “facts, like telescopes and wigs for gentlemen, were a seventeenth-century invention.” Something similar can be said about sexual orientation: Heterosexuals, like typewriters and urinals (also, obviously, for gentlemen), were an invention of the 1860s. Contrary to our cultural preconceptions and the lies of what has come to be called “orientation essentialism,” “straight” and “gay” are not ageless absolutes. Sexual orientation is a conceptual scheme with a history, and a dark one at that. It is a history that began far more recently than most people know, and it is one that will likely end much...
  • [catholic-hierarchy] Consistory to Create New Cardinals, 2014 (now with Names!) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/12/2014 5:31:19 AM PST · by sitetest · 17 replies
    E-mail from David Chaney's Catholic Hierarchy e-mail list | January 12, 2014 | David Chaney
    Howdy, The consistory had been announced on 31 Oct 2013 to be held on 22 Feb 2014. This will be the first consistory to create new cardinals by Pope Francis. The following will be added to the College of Cardinals at that time: 16 Cardinal Electors: * Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State; Age: 59.1 * Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Age: 73.4 * Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Age: 66.1 * Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy; Age: 72.5 * Vincent Gerard Nichols, Archbishop of...
  • [Fr.] Edward T. Oakes, S.J.: An Appreciation [Ecumenical]

    12/07/2013 12:09:45 PM PST · by sitetest
    First Things ^ | December 7, 2013 | Thomas G. Guarino
    Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J., professor of dogmatic theology at Mundelein Seminary and University of St. Mary of the Lake, has gone to God, dying on December 6, 2013. Readers of First Things know Fr. Oakes well. Over the course of two decades he has been intimately linked with the journal, publishing essay after essay on subjects that extended from Shakespeare to original sin, from the latest movie, to the nature of evolution. Oakes wrote well on many themes, but he will surely be remembered as one of the earliest and most insightful interpreters of the extraordinary thinker, Hans Urs...
  • Edward T. Oakes, R.I.P. [Ecumenical]

    12/07/2013 6:37:44 AM PST · by sitetest · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | December 6, 2013 | David Mills
    Father Edward Oakes, S.J., distinguished theologian, gifted writer and teacher, generous ecumenist, and our friend, has died, of pancreatic cancer, at 8:00 this morning. The announcement from the Academy of Catholic Theology, of which Father Oakes was president, reports: Father Oakes entered the Society of Jesus in 1966, and was ordained a priest in 1979. He received his doctorate in theology from Union Theological Seminary in 1987. He taught at New York University, Regis University, and Mundelein Seminary, where he was deeply loved and valued by his colleagues, students, and indeed everyone on the staff as well.
  • Bloomberg Pledge $80,000 to Ubuntu Edge Campaign

    08/08/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT · by sitetest · 17 replies
    Techweek Europe ^ | August 8, 2013 | Steve McCaskill
    Bloomberg has become the first major corporate backer of the Ubuntu Edge, pledging $80,000 towards the project to build a crowdfunded smartphone, but this is unlikely to be enough to help Canonical reach its ambitious funding goal of $32 million (£20.8m). Canonical says the pledge is a huge boost for the company and other backers who want to get their hands on the world’s first “truly converged computing device”, but at the time of writing, the Ubuntu Edge has achieved just $8,544,097 of its target with just 14 days of fund raising left. Bloomberg has signed up for the ‘Enterprise...
  • [catholic-hierarchy] Brazil, Ireland, and a Request [Catholic Caucus]

    07/17/2013 2:35:20 PM PDT · by sitetest · 14 replies
    Catholic Hierarchy | July 17, 2013 | David Cheney
    P.S. Thomas Peters (aka American Papist and son of Edward Peters, Canonist) suffered a serious accident yesterday. He and his family could use our prayers. Thanks.
  • Puzzlin' Evidence

    06/06/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT · by sitetest · 4 replies
    From the movie "True Stories." Apologies for the forced commercial at the beginning of this YouTube excerpt.
  • The Obama Defectors

    11/02/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT · by sitetest · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 2, 2012 | Scott Clement and Aaron Blake
    Barring some kind of last-minute surge, President Obama is going to fall well shy of the 52.9 percent he won in the 2008 election. It might still be good enough to win, but it won’t be resounding. But just who exactly has deserted Obama over the last four years? Two weeks of Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll interviews find 84 percent of likely voters who supported Obama in 2008 support him this year, while 13 percent say they are switching to Romney and 3 percent are backing others or haven’t made up their mind yet. The chart below shows the...
  • Romney and Obama ads in Boston? [Vanity]

    10/28/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT · by sitetest · 36 replies
    sitetest ^ | October 28, 2012 | sitetest
    So, I was sitting in a restaurant at Logan in Boston eating an over-priced, over-cooked burger with my wife and son, a little sad to be leaving to go back home after a pleasant weekend visit with my other son at college. I'm absent-mindedly looking at the boob tube when I see images of Mitt Romney. Initially I figure, oh, it's probably news covering the campaign. Then I realize, no, they're saying nice things about the governor, so it can't be news coverage. Then I see, "This ad approved by Mitt Romney," or something like that. I remark to my...
  • [Romney] Takes lead in Ohio... [ARG Poll D+9]

    10/09/2012 8:52:15 AM PDT · by sitetest · 48 replies
    American Research Group (link currently on Drudge's homepage) ^ | 10-9-12 | American Research Group via Drudge
    American Research Group Ohio Obama Romney Other Undecided LVs 47% 48% 1% 4% Dem (42%) 88% 7% 1% 4% Rep (33%) 3% 92% - 5% Ind (25%) 37% 57% 2% 4%
  • Loughner to Plead Guilty in Giffords Shooting, Official Says

    08/04/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by sitetest · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Evan Perez
    Jared Loughner, the young Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people, is set to plead guilty Tuesday, an official familiar with the case said Saturday. A psychologist appointed by the court is expected to say at the hearing that he is competent to plead guilty, the official said. A previously scheduled status hearing has been changed to a change-of-plea hearing. In February, the psychologist said Mr. Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic, remained incompetent to stand trial. But she said at the time that the defendant was making progress toward competency, according to federal Judge Larry A....
  • Harry Entwistle appointed Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross [Catholic/Angl/CoE Caucus]

    06/15/2012 8:40:47 PM PDT · by sitetest · 9 replies
    Catholic-Hierarchy ^ | June 15, 2012 | David Chaney
    Henry Entwistle appointed Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate for Australia, Our Lady of the Southern Cross. The Ordinariate was erected June 15, 2012.
  • B A C K L A S HPOLL: OBAMA TRAILS ROMNEY 7%

    05/11/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT · by sitetest · 32 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 11, 2012 | Drudge
    Just a headline with a link back to www.drudgereport.com. I imagine there will be more to come.
  • Vanity - College Choice of a Previously-Homeschooled Student - Opinions Solicited

    04/06/2012 6:23:00 AM PDT · by sitetest · 170 replies
    sitetest | Friday, April 6, 2012 | sitetest
    I don't engage in vanities very often, but I thought this one might be interesting to some folks, and I wouldn't mind a little (courteous) input. Some of you may remember that we homeschooled our two sons through eighth grade and then sent 'em off to a local Catholic high school. The older guy, who is registered here as swotsonofsitetest, graduates in June and will be off to college in the fall. We're now coming to the end of the college application and admission process and it's decision time. I'm interested in folks opinions about that decision. After eight years...
  • Detroit Symphony offering series of free webcasts

    01/30/2012 6:29:10 AM PST · by sitetest · 11 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | January 27, 2012 | No byline
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has launched a webcast player that will allow music lovers to enjoy an upcoming performance of Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 and other concerts online for free in the comfort of their homes.
  • How to Reduce Oil Prices

    01/16/2012 6:50:54 AM PST · by sitetest · 28 replies · 2+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 16, 2012 | Robert Zubrin
    The United States is by far the world’s leading oil importer. Thus, when the price of oil goes up, our economy is severely taxed. At the beginning of 2011, many economists were talking about an emerging U.S. economic recovery. Yet by spring, as oil prices climbed above $100 per barrel, it became apparent to all who were paying attention that no escape from recession was in sight. The economic impact of oil prices on the American economy is shown on the graph below, which compares oil prices (adjusted for inflation to 2010 dollars) to the unemployment rate from 1970 to...
  • God love you, God bless you, and Good-Bye [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2011 10:15:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 125 replies
    The Black Sheepdog ^ | June 17, 2011 | John Corapi
    This Sunday, June 19, 2011, is both Trinity Sunday on the Catholic liturgical calendar and Fathers’ Day on the secular calendar. It is a day I’ll never forget, and sadly so. It is the twentieth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. For twenty years I was called “father.” I am very thankful for those twenty years. I could have easily died any number of times, any number of ways in my life before that, so I consider it all a bonus, an undeserved bonus. To all of you that have communicated support, ordination anniversary congratulations,...
  • My New Favorite Christie Line

    11/12/2010 7:09:55 AM PST · by sitetest · 17 replies
    National Review On-Line, The Corner ^ | Friday, November 12, 2010 | Veronique de Rugy
    Earlier in the day Christie discussed the Parsippany Board and Seitz at a town hall meeting in Toms River. “Let me tell you about the new poster boy for all that’s wrong with the public school system that is being dictated by greed,” the governor told the audience. “This contract is the definition of greed and arrogance. I’m going to be speaking out loudly and clearly every day I can about Lee Seitz. If Lee Seitz wants to try to put his greed and his arrogance ahead of the taxpayers of New Jersey, you elected me to stand up to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Red Alert, Red Alert [November 20 consistory]

    10/20/2010 5:32:26 AM PDT · by sitetest · 33 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Rocco Palma
    We have liftoff -- a 20 November consistory to create 24 new cardinals..... Here, the biglietto, in order: * Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; * Antonio Naguib, patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, * Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, * Francesco Monterisi, archpriest of St Paul's Outside the Walls, * Fortunato Baldelli, major penitentiary of the Roman church, * Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, * Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity * Paolo Sardi, pro-Patron of the Order of...
  • Classical Music’s New Golden Age

    07/28/2010 5:24:08 AM PDT · by sitetest · 67 replies · 7+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2010 | Heather Mac Donald
    Thanks to period-music evangelists, breathtaking virtuosity, and millions of listeners, the art form remains vibrant. Anyone inclined to lament the state of classical music today should read Hector Berlioz’s Memoires. As the maverick French composer tours mid-nineteenth-century Europe conducting his revolutionary works, he encounters orchestras unable to play in tune and conductors who can’t read scores. A Paris premiere of a Berlioz cantata fizzles when a missed cue sets off a chain reaction of paralyzed silence throughout the entire sorry band. Most infuriating to this champion of artistic integrity, publishers and conductors routinely bastardize the scores of Mozart, Beethoven, and...
  • How About a Good Catholic Story?

    05/20/2010 5:52:52 AM PDT · by sitetest · 9 replies · 189+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2010 | Daniel Henninger
    Here's something you don't read every day: a positive story about the Catholic Church. Amid the media brimstone and penitential outpourings, much of organized Catholicism proceeds with its mission. This is one corner of that mission that is helping young men and women. On June 10, Cristo Rey High School in East Harlem will graduate all of its 50 seniors. All come from families near or below the poverty level. All will attend college. Most were accepted into seven colleges. Begun in 1996 with the goal of making its students ready to attend college, the Cristo Rey Network now has...
  • Ronnie and Joe [Ronald Reagan's birthday - Feb 6]

    02/06/2010 7:43:28 AM PST · by sitetest · 7 replies · 347+ views
    The Corner at the National Review Online ^ | Saturday, February 6, 2010 | Paul Kengor
    Today marks the 99th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. In a telling development, Republicans around the country have begun holding Reagan Day dinners, as they’ve long traditionally done every February for Abraham Lincoln. This is yet another spontaneous display of affection for Reagan. Having written so much on the man, I get lots of questions about Reagan this time of year, running the gamut from his domestic achievements to his historic foreign-policy triumph: peacefully ending the Cold War. Sometimes I get asked for unreported anecdotes reflecting on his personality and character. I have a bunch of those, which were eagerly...
  • Young Pianist Thrust Into Elite Group

    01/07/2010 5:42:03 AM PST · by sitetest · 7 replies · 605+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 6, 2010 | DANIEL J. WAKIN
    Odd, the pianist Kirill Gerstein thought. A music critic from Houston was coming to interview him in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Gerstein’s manager had arranged the meeting, at the Omni Hotel’s J bar, to coincide with a run of concerts last November. Might as well meet the writer, the pianist thought. Kirill Gerstein, a naturalized American citizen of Russian origin, is the latest recipient of the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award. But instead of a critic waiting at the bar, it was the man from the Gilmore festival. And in his hand was an envelope proclaiming Mr. Gerstein the latest winner of...
  • A Quiet End for Boys Choir of Harlem

    12/29/2009 9:08:07 AM PST · by sitetest · 30 replies · 1,834+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 22, 2009 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    For more than three decades, they sang Mozart in Latin, Bach in German, and Cole Porter and Stevie Wonder in English, from Alice Tully Hall in New York to Royal Albert Hall in London. For the audiences that marveled at the Boys Choir of Harlem, it was an additional wonder that the young performers with world-class voices had emerged from some of the most difficult neighborhoods of New York. December was always a busy month, as the choir toured the country’s premier concert halls and appeared on television Christmas specials. But this year, the boys are nowhere to be found....
  • WDTPRS - Whose Ecumenism?

    10/22/2009 10:53:54 AM PDT · by sitetest · 16 replies · 416+ views
    What Does the Prayer Say ^ | October 22, 2009 | Fr. Zuhlsdorf
    Liberals are beginning to twit. They are just warming up, but soon it will be a grand mal twit. They are panicking about Pope Benedict and his provisions for Anglicans who, after their long nightmare with liberal on their side of the Tiber, may want unity in the Catholic Church. Be alert. The liberal Catholics will try to pull a sleight of hand. They will attempt to get you to believe that what Pope Benedict is doing is not true ecumenism. They will claim to be the sole arbiters of true ecumenism. They will claim that conservative Catholics, traditional Catholics...
  • Job Losses at Smallest Level Since September

    06/05/2009 5:45:12 AM PDT · by sitetest · 52 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2009 | BRIAN BLACKSTONE
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. job losses softened markedly last month, sending one of the strongest signals yet that the severe recession may be winding down. Still, another jump in the unemployment rate to a fresh 25-year high served as a sober reminder that even if the economy does stabilize in coming weeks, a rapid return to growth is unlikely given the pressures households face from a sluggish labor market.
  • Catholic bishops revealed as key in marriage battle

    03/20/2009 8:01:01 AM PDT · by sitetest · 45 replies · 977+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | March 19, 2009 | Dan Aiello
    From California to Maine, Catholic bishops are increasingly taking on public roles on behalf of what LGBT activists call a "politicized" U.S. Catholic Church. Aiding the faith leaders in their campaign against same-sex marriage is the Knights of Columbus, a tax-exempt fraternal beneficiary society known as the church's "strong right arm." And nowhere is the full impact of the Knights of Columbus' efforts felt than in the fight against awarding same-sex couples marriage rights. ~ snip ~ A key component of the Catholic Church's strategy has been the Knights of Columbus. Obscure Catholic group On its Web site the group...
  • GM's Plan: Subsidize Our 48-Year-Old Retirees

    02/19/2009 7:01:44 AM PST · by sitetest · 40 replies · 1,504+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 19, 2009 | PAUL INGRASSIA
    GM's new restructuring plan seeks another $16.6 billion in government aid -- for now. Chrysler wants an additional $5 billion. The $30 billion that GM has either received or requested since December doesn't count the $8 billion it wants to develop fuel-efficient cars, and another $6 billion it's soliciting from foreign governments. For these taxpayer subsidies, the government could buy hundreds of thousands of GM cars a month and give them to deserving citizens. Make mine a Corvette, please. Before deciding what to do with Detroit's demands, uh, requests, government officials first need to confront a fundamental question: How could...
  • Here I'm not, Lord

    01/23/2009 6:33:47 AM PST · by sitetest · 34 replies · 692+ views
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Friday, 23 January 2009 | Mary Eberstadt
    Today, readers, we interrupt revisiting the Seven Deadly Sins to raise a question of great significance during this eventful week. Why did Archbishop Donald Wuerl, the highest-ranking Catholic eminence in the Washington, D.C. area, attend Wednesday’s ostentatiously diverse, mega-denominational prayer service at the National Cathedral for President Obama? Granted, the fanfare was impressive – seats for 3,200 distinguished guests, twenty especially prominent religious leaders, heart-rending bursts of song, and a liturgy ranging from the latest rewritings of the Book of Common Prayer to “Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Cherokee sources, among others,” as The Washington Post put it. It’s also true...
  • Chapter 11 May Not Deter Some Car Buyers

    12/17/2008 5:34:33 PM PST · by sitetest · 24 replies · 624+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2008 | JOHN D. STOLL
    DETROIT -- A pair of new surveys suggest buyers aren't completely unwilling to buy a car from an auto maker in bankruptcy court, as long as the federal government is willing to play a role in helping the company restructure. This contradicts the conventional view of Detroit auto makers that suggests consumers would shun a bankrupt auto maker over fears related to the resale value of a car, the warranty and the ability to secure service and replacement parts. Merrill Lynch & Co. recently completed a study showing 90% of car buyers would consider purchasing a vehicle from a car...
  • Abortion Politics Didn’t Doom the G.O.P.

    12/08/2008 7:19:22 AM PST · by sitetest · 27 replies · 588+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 6, 2008 | ROSS DOUTHAT
    AN iron law of recent American politics dictates that any Republican setback at the polls will be quickly pinned on the pro-life movement. You might think that the Republican Party’s 2008 debacle would be an exception to this rule. John McCain probably mentioned earmarks about a thousand times more often than he let the word “abortion” slip his lips. The Republican ticket’s weak attempts to play the culture-war card — a Bill Ayers here, a Joe the Plumber there — had nothing whatsoever to do with Roe v. Wade. And why should abortion opponents, of all conservative factions, take the...
  • In the Holiness of Truth

    10/24/2008 10:47:50 AM PDT · by sitetest · 12 replies · 437+ views
    Catholic New York ^ | October 23, 2008 | Edward Cardinal Egan
    Just Look The picture on this page is an untouched photograph of a being that has been within its mother for 20 weeks. Please do me the favor of looking at it carefully. photo Have you any doubt that it is a human being? If you do not have any such doubt, have you any doubt that it is an innocent human being? If you have no doubt about this either, have you any doubt that the authorities in a civilized society are duty-bound to protect this innocent human being if anyone were to wish to kill it? If your...
  • AP presidential poll: All even in the homestretch

    10/22/2008 10:32:46 AM PDT · by sitetest · 178 replies · 6,264+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - An Associated Press-GfK poll shows the presidential race tightened after the final debate, with John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000. Two weeks before the election, McCain and Barack Obama are essentially running even among likely voters.</p>
  • PP is Shameful [PP = Planned Parenthood - Attack on Gov. Palin]

    09/01/2008 11:28:35 AM PDT · by sitetest · 21 replies · 127+ views
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 1, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    PP Is Shameful [Kathryn Jean Lopez] From Cecile Richards: Yesterday morning, on my way back from the high of the Democratic National Convention, I learned that Sen. John McCain chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential pick. What might have been encouraging news for women was just the opposite — somehow McCain had managed to find a woman running mate even more conservative than he is on women's rights. (As in, that wacko didn't abort the Mongoloid!)
  • US Senate Votes 108th Cong - 1st Sess Q: On the Amendment (Harkin Amdt. No. 260 )

    08/27/2008 1:35:58 PM PDT · by sitetest · 6 replies · 130+ views
    United States Senate Website ^ | March, 2003 | no byline
    U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 108th Congress - 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On the Amendment (Harkin Amdt. No. 260 ) Vote Number: 48 Vote Date: March 12, 2003, 04:03 PM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Agreed to Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 260 to S. 3 Statement of Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate concerning the decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade. Vote Counts: YEAs 52 NAYs 46 Not Voting 2 ~ snip ~ Hutchison...
  • Eisenhower workers abandon jobs amid immigration probe

    08/03/2008 10:46:04 AM PDT · by sitetest · 27 replies · 170+ views
    Annapolis Capital / HometownAnnapolis.com ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2008 | Erin Cox
    Workers at a second county-owned golf course have abandoned their jobs after managers announced the county was auditing their immigration status. The flight from Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville last week followed a similar scenario that unfolded at the other county-owned facility, Compass Pointe Golf Course in Pasadena. "Some voluntarily saw fit not to return to their jobs the next day, and we haven't heard from them since," confirmed Rich Katz, senior vice president of Billy Casper Golf, the Northern Virginia company that manages both courses for the county. Workers fleeing the courses have drawn the suspicion of a county...
  • "Don't Blame Darwinism for Hitler! Blame Christianity!"

    05/01/2008 3:09:53 PM PDT · by sitetest · 327 replies · 1,029+ views
    Jewcy - What Matters Now ^ | April 30, 2008? | David Klinghoffer
    It was from an obsessive Darwin-defender that I learned of the Anti-Defamation League's attack on the theatrical documentary Expelled, for "misappropriat[ing] the Holocaust." This guy is constantly emailing me. He warned that the ADL had just "issued a terse press release today condemning the equation of ‘Darwinism' with Nazism in Expelled. How can you call yourself a religious Jew and still believe in such Fundamentalist Protestant Christian nonsense like Intelligent Design?" I thanked my email correspondent for a good laugh. The idea that, having defended Expelled's thesis concerning Hitler's intellectual debt to Charles Darwin, I would now feel chastised and...
  • MEDIA FIREWORKS: MCCAIN PLEADS WITH NY TIMES TO SPIKE STORY

    12/20/2007 7:47:55 AM PST · by sitetest · 276 replies · 548+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2007 | Matt Drudge
  • Mass appeal to Latin tradition [Poster has concerns about accuracy]

    10/28/2007 6:10:24 AM PDT · by sitetest · 21 replies · 63+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2007 | Kristi Moore
    Roman Catholic churches nationwide are rushing to accommodate a surge in demand for the traditional Latin Mass, which is drawing a surprising new crowd: young people. Since July, when a decree from Pope Benedict XVI lifted decades-old restrictions on celebrating the Tridentine Mass, seven churches in the Washington metropolitan area have added the liturgy to their weekly Sunday schedules. "I love the Latin Mass," said Audrey Kunkel, 20, of Cincinnati. "It"s amazing to think that I"m attending the same Mass that has formed saints throughout the centuries." In contrast to the New Order Mass, which has been in use since...
  • Romney leads GOP, Thompson moves into second

    10/06/2007 9:07:52 PM PDT · by sitetest · 210 replies · 3,064+ views
    Des Moine Register | October 6, 2007 | JONATHAN ROOS
    No posting permitted from Des Moines Register - Link only. Here is link: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071006/NEWS09/71005048/1001&lead=1
  • Thompson Raises $9.3M in Summer Quarter

    10/04/2007 2:22:40 PM PDT · by sitetest · 62 replies · 1,001+ views
    AP News / MyWay ^ | October 4, 2007 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fred Thompson, a newcomer to the Republican presidential contest, raised $9.3 million in the past three months and has $7 million in the bank, his campaign said Thursday. The former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" television actor has raised $12.7 million since he began exploring an entry into the race in June. All the money is for the primary contests. His campaign said he had 80,000 donors, 22,000 of them contributing through the Internet.
  • $11 Million For Giuliani

    10/04/2007 1:21:58 PM PDT · by sitetest · 68 replies · 753+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2007 | Matthew Mosk
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani finally filled out the rest of the Republican money picture, and if you're a stalwart for the GOP, it ain't pretty. Giuliani raised $10.5 million in primary money, $11 million overall, which (barely) makes him the Republican money leader for the third quarter. And perhaps the best news for Giuliani supporters -- his campaign reports he will enter the critical final months of 2007 (when it's time to start buying all those television ads) with $16 million in cash on hand. That compares favorably to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who reported having about $9...
  • Will there ever be another Glenn Gould?

    09/25/2007 4:38:33 AM PDT · by sitetest · 32 replies · 439+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | September 23, 2007 | John Terauds
    More has been said and written about Glenn Gould than about any other classical musician of the 20th century. The late pianist and broadcaster is classical music's Elvis, growing larger in death than he was in an already public life. Only instead of Elvis's kitsch factor, he had a peculiar geek factor. Instead of helping popularize a new kind of music, like Elvis with rock 'n' roll, Gould made an old kind of music sound new again. As we approach what would have been his 75th birthday on Tuesday – and the 25th anniversary of his death on Oct. 4...
  • Prayers please (Update at #220)

    09/14/2007 7:57:22 AM PDT · by sitetest · 231 replies · 872+ views
    vanity | September 14, 2007 | sitetest
    I'd appreciate prayers for my younger son, Peter, age 10. He's been experiencing minor double vision for about a month, and has been seeing a specialist regarding this, who so far doesn't really know what's happening. Overnight, his vision worsened dramatically, and we'll be taking him to the doctor on an emergency basis in a little while. Please pray for a recovery to full health for Peter.
  • Drawing Fire, Judith Giuliani Gives Her Side

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    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2007 | ERIC KONIGSBERG
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    Me | June 20, 2007 | sitetest
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