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  • Sinclair Broadcast Group to launch Sunday show hosted by Sharyl Attkisson

    Since her departure from CBS News in 2014, Sharyl Attkisson has been everywhere. Including Fox News’s Sunday show “MediaBuzz.” Including a publication funded by the Heritage Foundation. Including a book titled “Stonewalled” that takes to task the Obama administration for information-stinginess. Including various interviews with media outlets interested in her allegations that she was hacked by the government following her reporting on the “Fast and Furious” gun-interdiction program and Benghazi. Now this: Sinclair Broadcast Group is announcing that Attkisson will host a national Sunday morning program providing “a blend of investigative and political journalism, with a focus on accountability.” “We...
  • AP Source: MLB's Manfred Plans to Give DC '18 All-Star Game

    04/05/2015 4:00:56 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    AP via The New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015, 1:06 P.M. E.D.T. | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Just a link, but the article says that Major League Baseball has decided to award the 2018 All-Star Game to Washington, DC.
  • Make Every Day Opening Day

    04/05/2015 3:55:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    FB ^ | March 30, 2011 at 4:28pm | Tim Phares
    Spring is a wonderful time of year. Despite T.S. Eliot’s line that “April is the cruelest month,” spring is a time of renewal, a good time to remind ourselves to open up to new facets of life. One of the best things about spring, to me, is the opening of the baseball season. I am a fervent baseball fan. To me, there is a good deal of metaphysics in baseball. You start out at a place called home, then you go on a little journey like the Prodigal Son, the aim being to return home. The ones who go home...
  • MLB Opening Schedule

    04/05/2015 3:51:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 54 replies
    MLB.com ^ | Today, I think | Major League Baseball
    And so it begins!
  • The prescience of Pat Moynihan

    03/20/2015 2:58:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 15, 2015 | 7:57pm | George F. Will
    Perhaps the decisive factors in combating poverty and enabling upward mobility were not economic but cultural — the habits, mores and dispositions that equip individuals to take advantage of opportunities. This was dismaying because governments know how to alter incentives and remove barriers but not how to manipulate culture. The assumption that the condition of the poor must improve as macroeconomic conditions improve was to be refuted by a deepened understanding of the crucial role of the family as the primary transmitter of the social capital essential for self-reliance and betterment. Family structure is the primary predictor of social outcomes,...
  • Fascist Al Gore Wants to ‘Punish’ Climate Change Deniers

    03/20/2015 2:41:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Everywhere we turn the Democrats are sounding more like Benito Mussolini every day. They’ve become the fascist party. Fascism is a system of government where the party in power forcibly suppresses opposition and criticism. We’re seeing over the issue of same-sex sexuality, ‘gay rights,’ homosexuality, whatever you want to call it. Any opposition will be shut down, fined, and put out of business. The call for toleration is the foot in the door to political, economic, and social repression, and once the objective has been achieved, toleration discarded. The ideological door is now shut. No more debates, and you will...
  • The Hillary Email Scandal and the News Media (Vanity)

    03/12/2015 9:20:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    My fertile brain :) | NOW! | ME!
    Just a thought: is it possible that the New York Times and the other liberal media outlets are covering the Hillary email and Clinton Foundation scandals now to get them out of the way so they will be "old news" by 2016?
  • [VAnity] Great Churchill Quote - Apt for Today

    03/02/2015 7:24:54 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies
    Heard on the radio today | Winston Churchill
    Great Churchill quote: “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”
  • You Just might be a Tea Partier if... The Tea Party Movement and Its Core Principles

    02/27/2015 11:28:41 AM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 27 February 2015 | Paul Dowling
    “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” —Thomas Jefferson Core Principles While there are several web sites being run under the umbrella of the political crusade known as the Tea Party Movement, no one entity is guiding this grassroots phenomenon. Everyday Americans are in charge. Americans who believe in freedom. The Tea Party Movement is not a formal political party. It is, in all actuality, a non-partisan movement based on the philosophy of classical liberalism, which is the formal name of the...
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series, passed away Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 83....
  • LEAKED EVIDENCE: Sen. John McCain Involved In Major Islamic Conspiracy To Establish Islamic State

    02/27/2015 10:53:19 AM PST · by TBP · 41 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 5, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Recently revealed conversations between the Pentagon and the Gadhafi regime in 2011 show that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was serving the Muslim Brotherhood by pushing a false narrative to justify the removal of Muammar Gadhafi, as Shoebat.com has reported. With the help of corroborating evidence, we're closer to proving that Republican Senator John McCain was likely just as invested in facilitating the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya as Hillary was. Before getting to the evidence that implicates McCain, let's work backward from the Benghazi attacks. Any discussion about what happened in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary...
  • Son Tells Mom to “Stop the Car!” – She Was Shocked …Then What She Saw Made Her Cry

    02/27/2015 10:40:49 AM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 21, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Nottaway High School Senior Tommy Adams and his mother were driving home from the Department of Motor Vehicles, when they spotted an elderly man trying to shovel snow from his driveway. However, it wasn't just an elderly man, but an elderly man with a walker attempting to do the shoveling on his own. Tommy wanted to help. "Tommy said 'Mamma stop the car,'" Teresa Adams told WTVR. "I got scared and asked 'what's wrong?'" "He said, 'there's an older man with a walker shoveling snow — I'll help him out,'" she added. Apparently the snow plows had passed by to...
  • Don McLean's 'American Pie' Manuscript to Be Auctioned in NY

    02/13/2015 7:36:34 PM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 13, 2015
    Christie's announced Friday that singer-songwriter Don McLean is selling his manuscript and notes to "American Pie," the wistful anthem that asked, "Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died?" The auction house says McLean is selling 16 pages that include the original working manuscript and typed drafts of the song.
  • There’s a Big Twist in the Story of the Gay Baker (full title too long)

    02/03/2015 8:06:18 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 8:59am | Billy Hallowell
    Bill Jack, founder of Worldview Academy, a Christian organization, told the Christian Post that the words “God hates gays” were never part of his request of Azucar Bakery in Denver, Colorado, and that he, instead, had asked for two Bible-shaped cakes that included references to Psalm 45:7 and Leviticus 18:22, among other Bible verses. It is true, however, that the cakes were to include an image representing his opposition to gay marriage as well as a statement that “Homosexuality is a detestable sin.” The Christian activist also said that he wanted a decoration that included two men holding hands. He...
  • [VAnity]O'Reilly Spins Story About Rand Paul

    02/03/2015 7:26:17 PM PST · by TBP · 27 replies
    Saw it on TV. | Now | Me
    Bill O'Reilly says we should declare war on ISIS (I prefer to call them Daesh because they hate it) and faults Sen. Rand Paul for his "isolationaist" views on teh subject and for not favoring any action. What O'Reilly surely knows but chooses not to say is that it was Rand Paul who proposed the bill to declare war on ISISGo find a lufa somewhere. One can criticize Sen. Paul on any given issue or group of issues, but let's be honest in our criticism of Rand Paul and all the candidates and not attack them for what they have...
  • [Vanity]Good News!

    01/21/2015 8:17:06 AM PST · by TBP · 35 replies
    Meeeee!!!! | Today | Moi
    Two years from yesterday, we'll have a new President.
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • Savage: The new spending bill represents a Republican betrayal of the highest magnitude

    12/12/2014 2:52:10 PM PST · by TBP · 34 replies
    email | Michael Savage
    Dr. Savage poured over the new $1.2 trillion spending bill, noting the colossal waste and bipartisan "pork barrel" provisions it contains. "Who is going to pay for this?" he asks. "We've just experienced a Republican betrayal of the highest magnitude," Savage announced. In the latest $1.2 trillion dollar spending bill, Obamacare is fully funded. So is amnesty. Boehner is out there, pretending he's concerned. Meanwhile, they gave a billion dollars for the amnesty bill to help illegal aliens. The budget is packed with what we used to call "pork barrel" spending. Now they're called "riders," but it's the same thing:...
  • Driver: The Taxi and Limousine Commission ruined my life

    11/28/2014 6:40:43 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2014 | 10:15pm | Rebecca Harshbarger and Daniel Prendergast
    A Pennsylvania limo driver says he lost his job, and his life was destroyed, when a ruthless undercover TLC inspector pulled a sting on him and seized his employer’s car at JFK Airport, leaving him stranded for days. Michael Davis, 49, his wife and two young sons are now facing eviction from their Allentown, Pa., home after he was forced to fork over thousands of dollars to his former employer, who sued him for losing the town car. “It messed up my life,” Davis told The Post, referring to his May 14 run-in with Felicia Harper, a member of the...
  • Political donations prove liberal bias dominates American culture

    11/09/2014 7:58:53 PM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | November 7, 2014 | Joe Schoffstall
    Conservatives have long believed American culture is entrenched with a liberal bias, only to be scoffed at and called paranoid. However, three new charts dealing with political donations from academia, media, and Hollywood prove this to be the case. Business Insider was provided a data set of federal campaign contributions dating all the way back to 1980, making the sample size considerable. The data set confirms that media, academia, and the entertainment industry are some of the most liberal professions in America. The findings were provided by CROWDPAC, a non-partisan analytics firm based out of California. “In compiling all this...
  • Academics and media tell minorities: You’ll never succeed because of racism

    11/09/2014 7:17:21 PM PST · by TBP · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    [W]hat messages make young people feel as if they are in control of their future? Well here’s what doesn’t: The constant chatter about institutional racism and sexism that pervade our educational institutions and media outlets. If you want to give a kid the sense that he has some modicum of control over his destiny, that his efforts will be rewarded with success, it’s probably best not to tell him the decks are stacked against him. But that’s exactly what we do.
  • The Case Against Liberal Compassion

    11/09/2014 3:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    Four years ago I wrote a book about modern American liberalism: Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State. It addressed the fact that America’s welfare state has been growing steadily for almost a century, and is now much bigger than it was at the start of the New Deal in 1932, or at the beginning of the Great Society in 1964. In 2013 the federal government spent $2.279 trillion—$7,200 per American, two-thirds of all federal outlays, and 14 percent of the Gross Domestic Product—on the five big program areas that make up our welfare state: 1. Social Security; 2. All other...
  • Why liberal compassion is an inane basis for political action

    11/09/2014 3:05:20 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    Compassion creates a co-dependency between the empathizers and the empathizees: Liberalism is an “alliance of experts and victims,” in the words of Harvard’s Harvey Mansfield. To top that up to 51% of the voters, says Voegeli, liberals argue that “those who do not recognize the expertise of the experts are stupid, preferring ignorance, and those who do not recognize the victimhood of the victims are wicked, lacking compassion.” If the empathizees ever disappeared (by, say, having their miseries extinguished) then the empathizers would lose their purpose, the soothing soul balm of caring.
  • Someone Has Been Running This Mysterious Classified Ad For 10 Straight Years Now

    11/06/2014 9:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 31 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | November 6, 2014 | Stefano Pozzebon
    A classified ad offering a job in the New York publishing industry has been posted, and reposted, with almost no changes for more than 10 years. The curious job offer advertises a PA/research associate for "a busy executive" in New York City, with no further information about the employer. The salary is described as between $90,000 and $110,000 per year — generous, for the role.
  • Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

    11/05/2014 2:03:11 PM PST · by TBP · 48 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | November 5th, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf
    As we wake up today and survey a landscape littered with the corpses of Democrat political careers, it is worth remembering that many people predicted that this day would never come, all because of Ted Cruz. Throughout the last two years, Cruz has been one of the few Republicans who has not been afraid of his own shadow in the Senate, and virtually the only one to publicly stick his neck out in favor of doing anything. And at every step of the way he was scolded by his alleged political betters for damaging the GOP brand. When Cruz stood...
  • MD Congressional District 6 Too Close to Call

    11/04/2014 9:48:19 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    WBFF-TV Fox 45 ^ | Wednesday, November 5 2014, 12:19 AM EST Read More at: http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-st | WBFF
    <p>All but two of Maryland's congressional districts have been called shortly before midnight with 89% of precincts reporting.</p> <p>District 6 is currently close with incumbent John Delaney fighting to keep his seat from opponent former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino. Bongino currently has a slim lead with 49% of the vote shortly before midnight.</p>
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to “send Kay Hagan home.” In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • LBJ’s 1964 attack ad ‘Daisy’ leaves a legacy for modern campaigns

    09/07/2014 5:48:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5 | Drew Babb
    Fifty years ago, on Sept. 7, 1964, a political ad called “Daisy” aired on behalf of President Lyndon Johnson. The commercial opened with a little girl in a meadow, then a horrific nuclear blast filled the screen. We’ve been feeling the fallout ever since. It was only a minute long. The paid ad ran on national television only once, and only on one network, NBC. But that’s all it took.
  • Obama Goes to the Bank

    09/06/2014 7:13:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | ??? | Adrain Cronauer?
    President Obama walks into a local bank in Chicago to cash a check. He is surrounded by Secret Service agents. As he approaches the cashier he says, "Good morning Ma'am, could you please cash this check for me?" Cashier: "It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID?" Obama: "Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn't think there was any need to. I am President Barack Obama, the President of the United States of AMERICA !!!!" Cashier: "Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring...
  • Three Reasons

    09/01/2014 8:42:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    TBP | Now | TBP
    Three reasons why you should not put a golfer in public office: 1. They're always looking for a good lie. 2. They think being subpar is a good thing. 3. Aren't we in the hole enough already?
  • Thoughts About Differences Between Conservatives and Liberals

    09/01/2014 9:58:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    My Practical Philosophy.com ^ | Recently | Unknown
    There are many liberals who view conservatives as bad selfish stupid people and many conservatives who have a similar view of liberals Bad motivations can come into play but since there are also good people on both sides of the political spectrum I will start by addressing the differing assumptions that leads good people to differ. There are two opposing ways to approach making the world a better place. One way is to focus on promoting freedom and individual rights. The other is to promote benevolent control for the benefit of the group. Although there are exceptions to the rule,...
  • Five Civil Questions to Pose to Your Liberal Friends

    09/01/2014 9:37:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | August 30, 2014 | David Bahnsen
    If I were being totally honest, I would say that it has not been my experience that very many left-leaning folks in this country want to have an honest dialogue on the key issues that separate left from right. This is particularly true amongst the academically credentialed leftists I have encountered who presumably know they have nothing to gain by exposing their worldview or ability to defend it.
  • Keys to staying young: Bucks woman, 91, plays piano on Saturday nights

    08/30/2014 4:22:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jennifer Sheehan
    ta Bieber doesn't need sheet music. She just sits at a lovingly restored piano at McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn in downtown Quakertown and lets her fingers fly. "I have about 120 songs in my head," the Kintnersville resident says. Bieber has fans that come to see nearly every one of her Saturday night performances. She very rarely misses a week at McCoole's piano. Little will stop her, not illness, surgeries or unrelenting snow. Pretty amazing when you consider she's 91 years old.
  • The Giver — Love, Choice, and the Limits of Perfection

    08/30/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | August 30, 2014 | Tim Phares, RScP
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,” as Yogi Berra once said. If you want to understand what this means, go see The Giver. The Giver is in the great dystopian tradition of Animal Farm and 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and so many more. (It also evoked for me memories of the Ring cycle and Lord of the Rings.) It takes place in a “perfect” society that has eliminated war, pain, suffering, differences and choice. They have created a society where everyone is equal (except those who are “more equal,” of...
  • [Vanity]Dystopia and Freedom

    08/23/2014 7:45:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    My Facebook Page | Yesterday | TBP
    It occurs to me that dystopian literature is essentially conservative/libertarian. Dystopian literature and film are essentially a pro-liberty art form. They remind us how Big Government abuses citizens and how much better things operate in an environment of freedom.
  • Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods

    08/22/2014 2:31:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tim Brown
    "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- ― Vladimir Lenin A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area. The videographer wrote in the description of the video: "I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy...
  • Below-Average Temperatures Leave Some With Summertime Sadness

    08/04/2014 9:20:53 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies
    CBS New York ^ | August 1, 2014 6:38 PM | Cindy Hsu
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The area is on track for our coolest summer since 2009, but that’s leaving some people with seasonal depression, CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu reported. Staten Island high school seniors Gabriell Vinci and Antoinette DiStefano said summer is going by way too fast. “It’s very depressing,” Vinci said. Even though summer is only halfway over, Donna Barnes said she is feeling the frantic rush. “I have to admit, I’ve got a little bit of a panic of like there’s so many things that I wanted to do that I haven’t done yet,” Barnes said. Barnes said she...
  • Savage: Why should we care who wins in Iraq?

    06/18/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    email | June 16, 2014 | Michael Savage
    "Obama's vision of Iraq is out of control," Michael Savage said to his listeners, adding: I call it "John McCain's War," because many of the elements of the invading army coming out of the north of Iraq are identical to, if not a part of, the so-called "rebels" in Syria who've been fighting Assad. So which side should we be on? How about no side? Does it make sense for us to take a side in the Shia/Sunni battle that's been going on [14 centuries] now? The fight between Islam's Shias and Sunnis goes back to the death of Muhammad...
  • Enough is enough: Bring them home, period.

    06/17/2014 10:46:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 50 replies
    I want to the start in a different place. The media keeps saying we are a nation that is being torn apart at the seams. In some ways, I agree with them, only because we are not looking for the things that bring us together. The left and right, we can’t agree on anything, right? The only place we can find common ground is in the hatred of one another. That’s the narrative that everybody is giving you. Unfortunately, there is some truth to that, unless we decide to look for more. We have been greatly divided. When the President...
  • There's a Pony in There Somewhere!

    05/30/2014 10:19:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Pony Expressions ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Once there were five-year-old twin boys, one a pessimist and the other an optimist. Wondering how two boys who seemed so alike could be so different, their parents took them to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist took the pessimist to a room piled high with new toys, expecting the boy to be thrilled. But instead he burst into tears. Puzzled, the psychiatrist asked, "don't you want to play with these toys?" "Yes," the little boy bawled, "but if I did I'd only break them." Next the psychiatrist took the optimist to a room piled high with horse manure. The boy yelped...
  • Shock: All But 2 Public Mass Shootings Since 1950 Have Occurred in “Gun-Free Zones”

    05/30/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 5, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Put yourself in a criminal’s position. You feel like shooting and killing a bunch of people, and you want to be met with as little opposition as possible. If you go to a place that allows concealed carry, there’s a risk that someone could take you out before you start shooting, and that’s a risk you don’t want to take. Naturally, you’d go to a place that has heavy restrictions on gun-carriers. That’ll pretty much guarantee that no one will be able to fight back, and you’d be able to shoot and kill as many as you want. And then...
  • Release Sgt. Tahmooressi

    05/30/2014 9:00:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    BillO'Reilly.com ^ | Recenlty | Bill O'Reilly
    His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora Mexican Embassy 1911 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20006 May 28, 2014 Dear Excellency: We, the undersigned, are becoming increasingly concerned over the detention by Mexican authorities of Andrew Tahmooressi, a citizen of the United States, who has been held in jail in your country for the past two months. Mr. Tahmooressi, a Marine reservist who has served his nation honorably in two wars, was arrested in Mexico after he mistakenly crossed a border point near Tijuana on March 31st . Since then, in spite of all evidence that he entered Mexico by mistake, the...
  • Russell Kirk and The Making of The Conservative Mind

    05/27/2014 7:14:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | May 2014 | Henry Regnery
    The critic of his time must accept the risk of being accused of negativism, but he can console himself with the knowledge that serious criticism has its source in a definite position with its own standards, values and objectives. By the 1950′s, with the work of such men as Albert J. Nock, T. S. Eliot, Richard Weaver and Eliseo Vivas, among many others, the criticism of liberalism had grown into a substantial literature; what was lacking was a point of view, or attitude, movement together and give it coherence and identity. It was the great achievement, one can say historic...
  • [Vanity] Great Speech, General

    05/25/2014 7:30:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Me | Now | Me
    I must say, I'm no big fan of General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but that speech he made at the National Memorial Day Concert was great!
  • Keep A True Lent

    03/13/2014 8:41:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    New Thought Library ^ | Charles Fillmore
    THE CHRISTIAN world is once again observing the Lenten season; the season of prayer and fasting that precedes the joyous festivity of Easter. It is commonly believed that the Lenten period has to do with the events of the forty days preceding the Resurrection. This is an erroneous idea. Lent is a church institution, and there is no authorization for it anywhere in the New Testament. The idea, however, has a sound spiritual basis; Moses, Elijah, and Jesus Himself set a precedent for it. Each observed a forty-day period of prayer and fasting as a preparation for spiritual work. Moses...
  • GOP can make 2014 elections a referendum on corporate welfare

    03/12/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 7, 2014 AT 6:33 PM | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    “Whose side are you on?” That's the Democratic mantra for the 2014 elections. It's the same “people versus the powerful” line that Democrats trot out every two years, because it works. But this year Republicans can turn this narrative on its head and make the midterm elections a referendum. Are you on the side of the Republicans, taxpayers and free enterprise? Or are you on the side of President Obama, K Street and corporate welfare? Two high-stakes corporate welfare issues could be on the table this year: taxpayer-backed subsidies for big exporters and Obamacare's insurer bailouts. Democrats are shackled to...
  • Democrats talk about climate, rake in billionaire bucks

    03/12/2014 9:40:11 AM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 11, 2014 AT 2:36 PM | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    The liberal climate cause is easier to understand if you think of it as a religion. Monday’s talkathon sounded at times like a religious revival. Senators spoke about the faithful who “believe in wind” and “believe in renewable” energy. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said climate for him is “a faith issue.”
  • WhatsApp founder’s journey from food stamps to fortune

    02/23/2014 3:42:43 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2014 | 1:42am | Kaja Whitehouse and Leonard Greene
    The nation’s newest billionaire is a rags-to-riches success story who escaped communist Ukraine as a teen and lived on food stamps in the United States before hitting it big with a messaging app that has become the hottest thing in social media. Meet Jan Koum, the 37-year-old college dropout who, with his partner and mentor, Brian Acton, just sold their startup, WhatsApp, to Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stock. Koum is now worth $6.8 billion. It’s a long way from the government-assisted, two-bedroom apartment in Mountain View, Calif., where he came of age with his mom, and even...
  • [Vanity] Anyone Get "The Gamut"?

    02/23/2014 1:42:09 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    It's a vanity | Me
    Just a question: Does anyone get "The Gamut", which is on 820 AM and an FM frequency I forget? (Also on HD radio.) Can someone check and see if it picked up Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical? Thank you.
  • NORAD’s Santa-tracking began with a wrong number

    12/23/2013 8:14:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2013 | Michael Gartland
    NORAD’s tradition of tracking Santa’s sleigh began with a wrong number. Right before Christmas in 1955, Sears ran an ad offering millions of toy-hungry girls and boys the chance to talk to the big man himself. In Colorado Springs, the retailer published the local phone number to the North Pole as ME 2-6681. Modal TriggerCol. Harry Shoup There was only one problem: The number was one digit off. And that wrong number rang on the desk of a high-ranking officer in a bunker at the Continental Air Defense Command — the predecessor of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which has...