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  • TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 10/8/03 - GOING DARK!

    10/08/2003 2:43:22 PM PDT · 396 of 451
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Chancellor Palpatine

    So, I guess you don't particularly care that the implicit goal of the NFRA and the CRA (and stated explicitly in thevanguard.com) would exclude Jews from GOP political life

    Jews for Morality (JfM), a national organization of Orthodox Jewish rabbis and laymen, today announced their strong support for Tom McClintock for Governor of California.

    Rabbi Yehuda Levin, executive director of JFM said: "Tom McClintock is the only viable candidate who wholeheartedly stands for decency and morality.

    "Mr. Schwartzenegger and Mr. Bustamante, the other major candidates, have made it clear that they support the further destruction of American society through the promotion of homosexuality and abortion." –end– JfM Endorses McClintock for California Governor

  • College Prep: Islamic Studies, California style

    10/08/2003 1:53:23 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Thorondir

    Defartment of Re-Education

    _____________ it's about the economy……..________ all bout the economy

  • NARAL Begins Search for New President to Replace Michelman

    10/08/2003 1:31:57 PM PDT · 19 of 39
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Rutles4Ever
    Clones...he has the technology.
  • FIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR GOVERNOR-ELECT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

    10/08/2003 1:25:24 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to taxed2death
    NO! They all fit in our big tent.

    Besides, somone has to wear all those TERMINATOR-T-SHIRTS.

  • FIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR GOVERNOR-ELECT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

    10/08/2003 1:21:10 PM PDT · 16 of 22
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to ForGod'sSake
    LOL!!!
  • Is the Internet a Powerful Political Tool?

    10/08/2003 1:20:19 PM PDT · 1 of 7
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
    "is getting people to the Website."

    And overcoming their Oprah addiction.

  • FIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR GOVERNOR-ELECT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

    10/08/2003 1:11:32 PM PDT · 11 of 22
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to ForGod'sSake
    And that's about as far as the resemblance goes.
  • FIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR GOVERNOR-ELECT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

    10/08/2003 1:08:23 PM PDT · 8 of 22
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to HenryLeeII
    California gov't should be on Maria's diet?
  • FIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR GOVERNOR-ELECT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

    10/08/2003 1:07:21 PM PDT · 7 of 22
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Carry_Okie
    The real conservatives who voted for will not be at the table. NO PLACE AT THE TABLE?
  • Crouse Delivers Speech at Princeton:A Conservative Critique of Feminism

    10/08/2003 1:04:01 PM PDT · 18 of 80
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Lorianne
    Thank you, thank you, tank you for demonstrating that FEMINISM = FEMINISM. Real women drop the ism.
  • FIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR GOVERNOR-ELECT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

    10/08/2003 12:57:11 PM PDT · 1 of 22
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
    ARNOLD - Well, how many TERMINATOR-T-SHIRTS do I have to toss to the crowds?
  • College Prep: Islamic Studies, California style

  • NARAL Begins Search for New President to Replace Michelman

    10/08/2003 12:42:16 PM PDT · 15 of 39
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to leadpencil1; Pan_Yans Wife; My2Cents; mikeb704; marlon; Steve_Seattle; Young Rhino
    Composite of your posts.

    WANTED:

    Huge Mengeleian tree chipper operated by Gray Davis, under the supervision of an Episcopalian bishop.
    Please reply within a trimester, or search will be aborted by a pro-life Conservative
     

     

  • Crouse Delivers Speech at Princeton:A Conservative Critique of Feminism

    10/08/2003 12:33:19 PM PDT · 15 of 80
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Lorianne
    You seem to be advocating that the schism in Feminism results from the ism.
  • NARAL Begins Search for New President to Replace Michelman

    10/08/2003 12:25:54 PM PDT · 11 of 39
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Pan_Yans Wife

    why can't NARAL hire a pro-life Conservative from Priests for Life

  • Educators Say New Law Promotes Homosexual Agenda, Strips Parental Consent

    10/08/2003 12:18:45 PM PDT · 7 of 11
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to backhoe
    If the parents don't care, why should the kids?
  • Educators Say New Law Promotes Homosexual Agenda, Strips Parental Consent

    10/08/2003 12:17:13 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to scripter
    State of the State ping.
  • NARAL Begins Search for New President to Replace Michelman

    10/08/2003 12:13:57 PM PDT · 1 of 39
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS

    there is no heir apparent

    SUPRISE - After more than 40 million aborted….maybe they can find an illegal immigrant in the interim.

  • Educators Say New Law Promotes Homosexual Agenda, Strips Parental Consent

    10/08/2003 12:00:21 PM PDT · 1 of 11
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
    Californians respond:
    that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died of AIDS in vain . . . that this STATE, under ARNOLD, shall have a new birth of freedom . . . and that government of the sodomites . . . by the sodomites . . . for the sodomites . . . shall not be zotted from the earth
  • Crouse Delivers Speech at Princeton:A Conservative Critique of Feminism

    10/08/2003 11:43:46 AM PDT · 8 of 80
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Lorianne
    Post #7 will help you to see more accurately.
  • TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 10/8/03 - GOING DARK!

    10/08/2003 11:37:33 AM PDT · 282 of 451
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to ApesForEvolution

    Or is it already with the jellified backbone of conservatives?

    No viable place to go and afraid that splitting with the RINOcrats will create another opportunity for the Democrats, from which there will be no recovery.

    They prefer a slow death to a quick one; in hopes of a Heavenly bailout by many miracles of Biblical proportions.

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

    The latter part of the verse is emphasized, whilst the former is omitted.

  • TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 10/8/03 - GOING DARK!

    10/08/2003 11:20:50 AM PDT · 268 of 451
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to ApesForEvolution

    Did the GOP Platform become irrelevant before or after the Dole campaign?

    Increasingly irrelevant after….

    Need to get the real conservatives to exodus and form, or join another and have:

    1. Demoncrats
    2. Rinocrats
    3. Independent/Consititutional/Conservatives
  • Crouse Delivers Speech at Princeton:A Conservative Critique of Feminism

    10/08/2003 11:14:13 AM PDT · 1 of 80
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
  • Rush Tells McClintock: "Run Against Boxer"

    10/08/2003 11:08:06 AM PDT · 76 of 273
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to truthandlife
    They would get Arnold's wife to run against him.
  • Peter Singer: Architect of the Culture of Death

    10/08/2003 11:05:24 AM PDT · 22 of 48
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to beckett; Avoiding_Sulla

    Not so long ago, any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was seen as, at best, wanton lust, or worse, a perversion. One by one, the taboos have fallen.

    "Should These Conditions Be Normalized?" American Psychiatric Association Symposium Debates Whether Pedophilia, Gender-Identity Disorder, Sexual Sadism Should Remain Mental Illnesses

  • TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 10/8/03 - GOING DARK!

    10/08/2003 11:00:54 AM PDT · 246 of 451
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to ApesForEvolution

    the anchor that keeps us from completely sliding off the cliff, has been marginalized by its own party,

    National Federation of Republican Assemblies

    1. That the Constitution was written to govern a moral and religious people and it is being destroyed by those who are neither.
    2. To maintain the integrity of the Republican party platform based on correct moral and constitutional principles. Then to use the platform as a criteria of accountability for elected officials.
  • TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 10/8/03 - GOING DARK!

    10/08/2003 10:55:21 AM PDT · 243 of 451
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to StoneColdGOP
    BUMP!!!!!!!
  • TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 10/8/03 - GOING DARK!

    10/08/2003 10:41:46 AM PDT · 225 of 451
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Carry_Okie

    I see nothing from the recall that doesn't strongly indicate that had the GOP supported McClintock he would have won.

    it is truly the intent of the GOP to take the party to the left and ignore the base that supplies it its supposed principles, then it will become the party of "We're not the Democrats." Thus Democrats will have taken control of the determinants of all political choices.

    At this, conservatives have done a rotten job, preferring to spout principles and quote the founding fathers instead of showing how the limited government they gave us can undo the mess of democratic socialism. Until we can distill those ideas and their supporting mechanics into simple and understandable terms, we don't deserve to win elections.

    We simply have not undertaken the "long march through the institutions" that the Marxist philosopher Gramsci spoke of as the key to the leftist success at creating a power base…. Finally, we lack the organization. Too many on the "right" are, for whatever reason, simply unable to get along with each other. Why I Believe

    . Sir, on May 6th, on the floor of the house you asked the question: "Are the American people determined they still wish to have a Constitutional Republic." How would you answer that question, Sir?

    A. A growing number of Americans want it, but a minority, and that is why we are losing this fight in Washington at the moment. That isn't as discouraging as it sounds, because if you had asked me that in 1976 when I first came to Washington, I would have said there were a lot fewer who wanted it then. We have drifted along and, although we have still enjoyed a lot of prosperity in the last twenty-five years, we have further undermined the principles of the Constitution and private property market economy. Therefore, I think we have to continue to do what we are doing to get a larger number. But if we took a vote in this country and told them what it meant to live in a Constitutional Republic and what it would mean if you had a Congress dedicated to the Constitution they would probably reject it. It reminds me of a statement by Walter Williams when he said that if you had two candidates for office, one running on the programs of Stalin and the other running on the programs of Jefferson the American people would probably vote for the candidate who represented the programs of Stalin. If you didn't put the name on it and just looked at the programs, they would say, Oh yeah, we believe in national health care and we believe in free education for everybody and we believe we should have gun control. Therefore, the majority of the people would probably reject Thomas Jefferson. So that describes the difficulty, but then again, we have to look at some of the positive things which means that we just need more people dedicated to the rule of law. Otherwise, there will be nothing left here within a short time. Are the American people determined they still wish to have a Constitutional Republic An Interview With Ron Paul, SierraTimes.com, 05. 23. 03

    The Heritage Foundation, Hoover Institution and American Enterprise Institute are a few of the many orginazations that have offered solutions for many years. Folk have been shown time and time again how the limited government they gave us can undo the mess of democratic socialism and have repeatedly rejected it. AND GOV'T schools are determined to see that it is rejected forever.

    HOMESCHOOL, or die as a nation.

  • What is Education???

    10/08/2003 10:05:33 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to netmilsmom

    Back then, work experience was as good as that piece of paper.

    Back then, a High School diploma was equivalent to most College diplomas today.

  • What is Education???

    10/08/2003 9:59:22 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to malia
    "We have come to a place where common sense has left our nation, almost completely. One reason for this is public school children are not permitted to use their inate ability."

    Queering the Schools

    Checklist - Is Your School Promoting Homosexuality

  • What is Education???

    10/08/2003 9:55:26 AM PDT · 7 of 12
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Mark Felton

    What is Education???

    Liberal faculty answers in unison - INDOCTRINATION!

    Homeschoolers are the only hope of the future and will be the most likely to consider repealing Amendments 17/16.

  • What is Education???

    10/08/2003 9:02:32 AM PDT · 1 of 12
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
  • Are the News Media Too Liberal? Forty-five percent of Americans say yes

    10/08/2003 8:47:20 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Aquinasfan
    LOL-Requires post grad work in social engineering with heavy experience in linguistic analysis of double speak.
  • Are the News Media Too Liberal? Forty-five percent of Americans say yes

    10/08/2003 8:42:02 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to cwboelter
    LOTS OF KEEPERS in your post. BOOKMARKED for future use.
  • The Planners

    10/08/2003 8:24:00 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Avoiding_Sulla; MHGinTN
    I'm not sure I like the idea of George II sucking up to the Democrats this way: Inviting the Kennedy Clan to a movie, meeting with the Black Caucus (you'll notice it never changed its name to the African-American Caucus), commiserating on the phone with Father Jackson, inviting congressional Democratic leaders in for friendly one-on-one chats, going off to address the retreats of the House and Senate Democrats. On the surface it looks like the right thing to do: prove to the Dems that you really are interested in bi-partisanship, in getting along with them and working with them, in forgetting old grudges and insults. On the surface it looks good. But there's a couple of things young George needs to remember: First, don't woo your enemies at the expense of your political base. And second, what he's doing is a waste of his time if he doing it because he really thinks it will pay off. It won't. Democrats look on friendly advances as signs of weakness, not as genuine efforts to seek cooperation for the good of the country. Young George can meet with every Democrat in the country and it makes no difference. When he sends up conservative appointees they will be savaged. When he sends of conservative measures and proposals, they will be fought, mocked and blocked. When he says things they differ with he will be sneered at, laughed at, criticized and attacked as a dummy, a kook and an incompetent. It has always been this way and it will always be this way. Trouble is some people, mostly Republicans, never learn. I surely hope young George isn't one of those." --Lyn Nofziger 06 October 2003- Federalist No. 03-41
    Monday Brief

    "The power of coercion, which is inherent in the nature of government, fundamentally undermines the claim that the government is doing a moral thing by helping people. Let me show why this is so. I am walking down the street, eating a sandwich, when I am approached by a hungry man. He wants to share my sandwich. Now if I give him the sandwich, I have done a good deed, and I feel good about it. The hungry man feels grateful to me, and even if he cannot repay me for my kindness, possibly he will try to help someone else when he has the chance. So this is a transaction that benefits both the giver and the receiver. But see what happens if the government gets involved. The government takes my sandwich from me by force. Consequently, I am a reluctant giver. The government then bestows my sandwich on the hungry man. Instead of being thankful to me, however, the man feels entitled to this benefit. In other words, the involvement of the state has utterly stripped the transaction of its moral value, even though the result is exactly the same. Now let's keep the same scenario but change the outcome. I am approached by the hungry man, as before, but this time, instead of agreeing to share my sandwich, I refuse to do so. Along comes a third man, who pulls out a gun, points it at my head, and forces me to hand over my sandwich to him, upon which he gives it to the hungry guy. What is the moral quality of the gunman's action? I think most people would consider him an unscrupulous thug who should be apprehended and punished. Yet when the government does precisely the same thing - forcibly seizing from some in order to give to others - the liberal insists the government is acting in a just and moral manner. This is clearly not true." --Dinesh D'Souza 06 October 2003- Federalist No. 03-41
    Monday Brief

  • Peter Singer: Architect of the Culture of Death

    10/08/2003 8:08:12 AM PDT · 17 of 48
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS

    He finds notions of "sanctity-of-life," "dignity," "created in the image of God," and so on to be spurious. "Fine phrases," he says, "are the last resource of those who have run out of argument." He also sees no moral or philosophical significance to traditional teens such as "being," "nature" and "essence." He takes pride in being a modern philosopher who has cast off such "metaphysical and religious shackles."

    BELIEF - "Men Have Forgotten God" – The Templeon Address

  • Are the News Media Too Liberal? Forty-five percent of Americans say yes

    10/08/2003 8:00:51 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Mr. Mulliner

    I have very little desire to try to figure out what's going on in their pointy little heads.

    I discovered that absolutely nothing was going on. Their otherwise flat line trace of mental activity, showed erratic spikes only when Oprah was on.

  • The Planners

    10/08/2003 7:54:46 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to JohnGalt
    Guess their working assumption is that Leviathan is inevitable and it is far better for benevolent Republican socialists to control than Democrat socialists.

    Gov't schools ensure the dependence on gov't as caretaker will continue.

  • Who's Looking Out for You?

    10/08/2003 7:43:11 AM PDT · 1 of 2
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
    H.R. 2671

    TESTIMONY OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY John Morganelli

    TESTIMONY OF Kris Kobach PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

    IMMIGRATION - H.R. 2671, the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act

  • The Planners

    10/08/2003 7:37:34 AM PDT · 1 of 9
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS

    The Real Problem

    There, of course, lies the problem. The Constitution permits almost no federal meddling, but everyone either assumes the opposite, or that the Constitution doesn’t matter. We have to be practical, you know. It’s not 1800 anymore.

    Q. Sir, on May 6th, on the floor of the house you asked the question: "Are the American people determined they still wish to have a Constitutional Republic." How would you answer that question, Sir?

    A. A growing number of Americans want it, but a minority, and that is why we are losing this fight in Washington at the moment. That isn't as discouraging as it sounds, because if you had asked me that in 1976 when I first came to Washington, I would have said there were a lot fewer who wanted it then. We have drifted along and, although we have still enjoyed a lot of prosperity in the last twenty-five years, we have further undermined the principles of the Constitution and private property market economy. Therefore, I think we have to continue to do what we are doing to get a larger number. But if we took a vote in this country and told them what it meant to live in a Constitutional Republic and what it would mean if you had a Congress dedicated to the Constitution they would probably reject it. It reminds me of a statement by Walter Williams when he said that if you had two candidates for office, one running on the programs of Stalin and the other running on the programs of Jefferson the American people would probably vote for the candidate who represented the programs of Stalin. If you didn't put the name on it and just looked at the programs, they would say, Oh yeah, we believe in national health care and we believe in free education for everybody and we believe we should have gun control. Therefore, the majority of the people would probably reject Thomas Jefferson. So that describes the difficulty, but then again, we have to look at some of the positive things which means that we just need more people dedicated to the rule of law. Otherwise, there will be nothing left here within a short time. Are the American people determined they still wish to have a Constitutional Republic An Interview With Ron Paul, SierraTimes.com, 05. 23. 03

  • Are the News Media Too Liberal? Forty-five percent of Americans say yes

    10/08/2003 7:07:06 AM PDT · 1 of 10
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
    The long-term effects of propaganda can be lethal to your Faith, Family and Freedoms:

    Media Watch -- 04/01/1989 -- Page One: Reporters First, ... Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace Agree

    In a future war involving U.S. soldiers what would a TV reporter do if he learned the enemy troops with which he was traveling were about to launch a surprise attack on an American unit? That's just the question Harvard University professor Charles Ogletree Jr, as moderator of PBS' Ethics in America series, posed to ABC anchor Peter Jennings and 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace. Both agreed getting ambush footage for the evening news would come before warning the U.S. troops. Why Americans Hate the Media - 96.02

    CBS - SNIPER KILLING BUSH ** REALPLAYER FILE ** THE EVIDENCE ** Craig Kilborn on the Late, Late Show

    "Stone Henry Hyde to Death!" Late Night with Conan O'Brien on NBC I am thinking to myself in other countries they are laughing at us twenty four hours a day and I'm thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, [starts to shout] all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I'm not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we'd kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families. [stands up screaming] What is happening in this country? What is happening? UGHHH UGHHH!!!!"

    Now, in your mind substitute the name Al Gore or Hillary Clinton for Henry Hyde and the name of a conservative for Baldwin. What kind of reaction would the media establishment be expressing?

    ALL: CBS' '60 Minutes' Promotes Anti-Catholic Bigotry [Press Release]

    [Florida Secretary Of State] Harris pleaded with networks WASHINGTON -- Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris pleaded with the TV networks a week before the election to "delay" calling the state for either presidential candidate until 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on election day, a news release shows. - - "The last thing we need is to have our citizens in the Central time zone think their vote doesn't count," Make the TV bosses sweat - Media electiongate.

    Politically Incorrect's 'Harris Murder' Joke a Firing Offense? "Now earlier today, a rental truck carried a half a million ballots from Palm Beach to the Florida Supreme Court there in Tallahassee," began Maher - - Maher's job may not be in jeopardy just yet. But some may recall what happened to a fellow ABC on-air personality a few years back, when he joked about the death of another a high profile political figure. - - On April 3, 1996, New York City's reigning talk radio star Bob Grant was hosting his WABC afternoon show when the plane carrying Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown went down in Croatia. Before Brown's death had been confirmed, the anti-Clinton conservative heard a report that a lone, unidentified passenger had survived the crash. - - But a week later, Jesse Jackson and Mario Cuomo started complaining -- both in public and behind the scenes to ABC honchos. Overnight, editorials began to appear declaring that Grant had "publicly wished for Ron Brown's death." - - A week after that, the talk radio icon was toast, fired for a remark that hardly anyone had noticed when he made it. (Grant was rehired by the WOR radio network three weeks later, where he now broadcasts five afternoons a week coast-to-coast.)


    John Swinton, former Chief of Staff for the New York Times stated,

    "There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history in America as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

    "There is not one of you who dare write your honest opinion and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with.

    "Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions, would be out in the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinion to appear in one issue of my paper, before 24 hours my occupation would be gone.

    "The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell this country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it.

    "What folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools of vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull our strings and we dance.

    "Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."

    - New York Press Club, 1953


    In 1996, the Freedom Forum and the Roper Center surveyed 139 Washington reporters and news bureau chiefs. By self descriptions, therefore, 61% lean left and 9% lean right. Democrats might hear a lot about "liberal bias" in the next few months

    But..."when these self descriptions were last put to the test, however, 89 percent of the 139 voted for Clinton over Bush in 1992 (Clinton got 43% of the vote nationwide). That staggering figure can be reached only by adding together all of the "liberals," all of the "moderate to liberals," and all but one-fifteenth of the self-described "moderates." (of the remaining 11 percent, 7 percent for Bush, 2 percent for Perot, and 2% 'other'). [William Rusher, Daily Herald, June 7, 1996] Democrats might hear a lot about "liberal bias" in the next few months

    Only 4 percent admitted to being Republican. And (drum roll, please): 74 percent believed strongly that it is their obligation "to educate" the citizenry. (Insight Magazine, June 10, 1996)

    A 1995 survey by the Times Mirror Center for the People and the Press confirmed the widening divide. More than half of the public said homosexuality should be discouraged; 8 out of 10 national journalists said homosexuality should be accepted. Two out of five Americans said they attend church or synagogue regularly, compared with only 1 out of 5 national journalists. Thirty-nine percent of Americans said they were politically conservative, compared with 5 percent of national journalists. U.S. News & World Report, (13 May 1996): 40. The Times Mirror Center for the People and the Press recently changed its name to the Pew Center.

    In 1981, Robert Lichter of George Washington University and Stanley Rothman of Smith College "interviewed 240 journalists for several major outlets comprising the 'media elite,' including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the three television networks." This report was published as a book The Media Elite (Adler & Adler publishing, 1986). Summaries by them appeared in articles in such places as Public Opinion ("Media and Business Elites," October/November 1981 issue).

    Their findings included:

    81 percent of the press voted for the Democratic candidate in every presidential election between 1964 and 1976. (1964 was the earliest year asked about, and 1976 the latest, since the research took place circa 1980). "In an era when presidential elections are often settled by a swing vote of 5 to 10 percent, the Democratic margin among elite journalists has been 30 to 50 percent greater than among the entire electorate." Note this also included the 1972 election, where George McGovern only carried one state (Massachusetts). Democrats might hear a lot about "liberal bias" in the next few months

    In 1977-78, the Brookings Institute did an independent survey of several hundred newspaper and wire service reporters in the Washington area. Their results: 42 percent called themselves liberal and 19 percent called themselves conservative.

    In February, 1985, the Los Angeles Times polled 2703 news and editorial staff at 621 newspapers, and weighted the sample by circulation (i.e., the larger the paper, the greater the number of reporters and editors questioned). At 587 of the papers, the survey included the top editor. The results: 55 percent consider themselves liberal, 17 percent conservative. 82 percent favored abortion on demand.

    Lichter and Rothman interviewed (in 1982) a random sample of Masters degree candidates from the Columbia Journalism school, considered one of the best in the country. The results (published in, among other places, Washington Journalism Review, December 1982, "The Once and Future Journalist"): 85 percent called themselves liberal. 96 percent answered "yes" to "The Woman has the right to decide on abortion." chilling effect on the news media.

    The Media Research Center did a study of articles written by mainstream news media reporters (i.e., employers of major newspapers, TV networks, and major newsmagazines like Time) that were published in political opinion magazines (i.e., in publications other than the ones the reporters normally worked for). "Reporters Write Left, Not Right" (Mediawatch, September 1989) showed that during a 42-month period coverage of the 8 top liberal and 8 top conservative political opinion magazines, 315 articles by mainstream news reporters appeared in liberal magazines, and 22 appeared in conservative ones. chilling effect on the news media.

    Robert and Linda Richter, of the Center for Media and Public Affairs, surveyed 104 of the most influential television writers, producers, and executives to find out where they stood on the issues. Their results are as follows:
    93% "seldom or never attend religious services."
    75% "describe themselves as left of center politically, compared to only 14% who place themselves to the right of center."
    97% "believe that 'a woman has the right to decide for herself ' whether to have an abortion."
    80% "do not regard homosexual relations as wrong."
    86% "support the right of homosexuals to teach in public schools."
    51% "do not regard adultery as wrong."
    Only 17% "strongly agree that extramarital affairs are wrong."

    Contrast the media attention received by Shepard's murder, to the attention given to 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising, who was sodomized, gagged and murdered on September 26, 1998, allegedly by two homosexuals. While a Lexis-Nexis media search engine query during a three week period after his death found just 44 stories (all in local newspapers), over 1000 stories - mostly national - were found on Shepard in the three weeks following his murder. chilling effect on the news media.


    What the People Want From the Press

    The public focuses more on the local media than the national press. Presumably this is because the local media provide more news and information which help people as they go about their day-to-day lives.

    Ironically, while the public thinks it is important for the media to scrutinize others, Americans do not think that the media do as good a job watching over themselves.

    While the public feels that journalists as individuals are no better or worse than others, it is very critical of the media as an institution. The media are not seen as speaking for the public; rather they are seen as elitist and detached from the real world. Not surprisingly, the public is extremely supportive of various measures which might improve the quality of news reporting.

    I. Remarkably, the survey finds that local television news reaches more people, gets better ratings of quality and has more credibility than the broadcast networks or local papers. Local television news tops the list of usage of the four main media sources: national television news shows, local evening news shows, local daily newspapers and radio newscasts.
    IV. Regardless of its opinion of the current quality of reporting, the general public would like the news media to be a prompt supplier of news and information while additionally serving to protect the public by keeping an eye on public officials and pointing out where problems need to be solved.

    V. Americans have a clear view not only of what they would like the media to do, but also how to do it. The majority of adult Americans believe that the news media should simply report the facts of a story and let the people make up their own minds on issues rather than weighing the facts and offering solutions about how to solve problems. They are less unified , however, in their views as to whether the media should take the lead in identifying and solving problems (48%) or leave that role to others in the community (49%).

    VI. The public worries that the media tend to favor one side when reporting on political and social issues. Additionally, many see political bias in their news coverage.

    VII. In general, over six in ten Americans (63%) feel that the news media help democracy. However, just over half of all American adults (52%) feel that the media abuse their freedom of the press.
    VIII. Generally, only four out of ten people feel that journalists share the same beliefs and values as the rest of the public.

    IX. Journalists are seen as a powerful, elite group who rather than representing most Americans are seen as being out of touch with the public.

    X. Despite the above criticisms of the news media, a strong majority of Americans are optimistic about the possibility of improving the quality of reporting. A variety of suggestions for improvement are endorsed by the general public, ranging from self-regulating news councils to governmental regulation.

    Those who rely on television tend to be less educated; they also tend to view the media in a more benign fashion and are more willing to agree with suggestions to improve the media.

    People who rely on the print media and radio are more educated and wealthier. They are also more critical of the media and less likely to approve of improvements requiring government regulation.

    Radio-reliant adults are less satisfied with the way things are going in this country than those who rely on print and television media.

  • Freeper Author Matt Bracken (Travis McGee) Reviews Jeff Head's Dragon's Fury Series

    10/07/2003 2:38:37 PM PDT · 53 of 58
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to belmont_mark; joesnuffy
    Which takes the Jeff Head scenario from possibility to something which the U.S. will eventually have to confront.
    RJ Rummel shows that the more totalitarian a state, the more likely it is to be at war. N.Korea and China are states to prepare against.
  • Republicanism and Religion

    10/07/2003 2:19:34 PM PDT · 1 of 6
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
    Nihilism and the End of the Law

    Most of Leff's lecture consisted of a review of all the unsuccessful attempts to establish an objective moral order on a foundation of human construction, i.e., to put something else in God's place as the unevaluated evaluator. The asserted non-supernatural sources of moral authority are many and varied, and each is only temporarily convincing. They include: the command of the sovereign; the majority of the voters; the principle of utility; the Supreme Court's varying interpretations of the Constitution's great but ambiguous phrases; the subtle implications of platitudinous shared values like "equality" or "autonomy"; and even a hypothetical social contract that abstract persons might adopt in the imaginary "original position" described by John Rawls. Every alternative rests ultimately on human authority, because that is what remains when God is removed from the picture. But human authority always becomes inadequate as soon as people learn to challenge its pretensions. Every system fails the test of "the grand sez who."

    Leff's lecture made a powerful impression upon a generation of legal scholars because he stated the nature of the impasse so convincingly. Most modernist thinking consists of attempts to evade the impasse with superficial resolutions. Scientific socialism can usher in a secularized Kingdom of Heaven by giving economic power to the proletariat. Criminal tendencies in individuals can be greatly reduced by providing education, psychiatric treatment, and economic opportunity. Public education can produce rational, self-controlled citizens, who can govern themselves through liberal political institutions and free markets. Scientific technology can provide abundance and health, and even eventually improve the human species itself by genetic engineering. Above all, we can still know what the good is, however difficult it may be to achieve it. Modernist philosophy teaches that when we lost God, we lost only a projection of the best that was in ourselves; what was real in that projection therefore remains, and only the illusion is gone.

    Arthur Leff had a deeper understanding of what the death of God ultimately means for man. He saw modern intellectual history as a long, losing war against the nihilism implicit in modernism's rejection of the unevaluated evaluator who is the only conceivable source for ultimate premises. Leff rejected the nihilism implicit in modernism, but he also rejected the supernaturalism that he had identified as the only escape from nihilism. Here is how he concluded his 1979 lecture:

    All I can say is this: it looks as if we are all we have. Given what we know about ourselves, and each other, this is an extraordinarily unappetizing prospect; looking around the world, it appears that if all men are brothers, the ruling model is Cain and Abel. Neither reason, nor love, nor even terror, seems to have worked to make us "good," and worse than that, there is no reason why anything should. Only if ethics were something unspeakable by us could law be unnatural, and therefore unchallengeable. As things stand now, everything is up for grabs.
    Nevertheless:
    Napalming babies is bad.
    Starving the poor is wicked.
    Buying and selling each other is depraved.
    Those who stood up and died resisting Hitler, Stalin, Amin, and Pol Pot-and General Custer too-have earned salvation.
    Those who acquiesced deserve to be damned.
    There is in the world such a thing as evil.
    [All together now:] Sez who?
    God help us.
  • Baptist Pastor Not Amused by America's 'Addiction'

    10/07/2003 1:38:09 PM PDT · 49 of 64
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to RightWhale

    last remnants of our human spirit- Rapper Music????

  • Baptist Pastor Not Amused by America's 'Addiction'

    10/07/2003 1:32:59 PM PDT · 47 of 64
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Aquinasfan
    Amusing Ourselves to Death while imbibing the lifestyle and political views from the Hollywood sewers. Freeper Jim Hirsen's "Tales From the Left Coast A New York Times Bestseller!!!
  • Marriage Protection Week 2003: President Bush's Proclamation

    10/07/2003 1:22:41 PM PDT · 1 of 4
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
    The homosexual rights movement is built on a foundation of lies, language manipulation, and factual disinformation.

    Seeking to gain total acceptance of their destructive behaviors, their propaganda machines work ceaselessly, pumping their poisonous lies and deceptions into the cultural bloodstream of America.

    But one cold hard fact that is always airbrushed out of the public image of the gay lifestyle is the number of young men and women who are dying of AIDS, hepatitis, and new strains of TB, all diseases whose ascendance is largely a result of homosexual activity.

    For example, researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia published a report in 1997 in the International Journal of Epidemiology that concluded: "In a major Canadian centre, life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men. If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently 20 years of age will not reach their 65th birthday."

    Gay authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen write, "Alas, it turns out that, on this point, public myth is supported by fact. There is more promiscuity among gays . . . than among straights. They cite the pattern among gay males of the "non-stick, one-swipe, disposable lover." Even among "married" gay males, they observe, "the cheating ratio, given enough time, approaches 100%."

    Do statistics back up Kirk and Madsen’s contention that "there is more promiscuity among gays?" Let’s look at the facts! To start with, one widely regarded study, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, had a representative sample of non-infected male homosexuals keep sexual diaries. On the average, these gay men had 106 partners per year."

    That was just the tip of the iceberg.

    A survey of gay men by researchers Bell and Weinberg in the mid-1970s found that only 14 percent of gay males, and only 40 percent of lesbians, were living in "monogamous" relationships.

    And as we have seen, monogamy in the homosexual definition of the word entails a much shorter duration than the standard meaning of the term. In fact, many studies indicated that the range for a so-called monogamous relationship for a homosexual often lasts no more than nine months, almost never more than five years (and even this is extremely rare)."
    The Bell and Weinberg study found that:

    • 43 percent of the gay men estimated having sex with 500 or more different partners. 75 percent estimated 100 or more partners. 28 percent estimated more than 1,000 partners.
    • 79 percent said that more than half of their partners were anonymous.
    • 70 percent said that more than half of their partners were men with whom they had sex only once.

    A later study by these two researchers estimated that only 2 percent of homosexuals could be considered monogamous or even semi-monogamous (having ten or less lifetime partners). Lesbians are often credited with more fidelity than gay men, and this is true to a point. Yet even here, the rate of instability seems to exceed any definition of a monogamous, normal community.

    One study found that 38 percent of lesbians surveyed had between 11 and 300 sexual partners. Another revealed that 41 percent of lesbians admitted to having between 10 and 500 lifetime partners.

    Yet even snapshots of typical homosexual behavior fail to give the total picture. A sizeable percentage of the gay community is not merely promiscuous, but wildly so, and therefore at risk for AIDS.

    Research into at-risk or HIV-positive homosexuals reveal astonishing figures. In one study, "homosexual men . . . reported a median of 1,160 lifetime sexual partners." In another, "the median number of lifetime sexual partners of over 4,000 homosexual respondents was 49.5. Many individuals reported ranges of 300-400, and 272 of them reported over 1,000 different lifetime partners."

    Another article in the Annals of Internal Medicine listed over fifteen severe injuries, diseases, or syndromes, including rectal tearing and hepatitis A and B, that commonly occur in gay males as a direct result of oral and anal sex.

    The article also said that the Centers for Disease Control reported that almost half of male patients with syphilis claimed homosexual or bisexual contacts, despite the fact that gays are only a small percentage of the population. Compiled studies by leading medical researchers show that:

    • Homosexuals account for 80 percent of America’s most serious sexually transmitted diseases.
    • Youths engaging in homosexual behavior are 23 times more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease than strictly heterosexual youths.
    • Lesbians are 19 times more likely than heterosexual women to have had syphilis, twice as likely to suffer from genital warts, four times as likely to have scabies.
    • Male homosexuals are 14 times more likely to have syphilis than male heterosexuals. They are also thousands of time more likely to have AIDS.

    It is also now known that hepatitis A, and a virulent, antibiotic-resistant strain of tuberculosis are rampant in the gay community. Other self-destructive patterns have been observed. Researchers have noted a disproportionate abuse of drugs and alcohol by homosexuals, as well as higher levels of emotional mental problems, social instability and disruptive behavior.

    The final indictment by nature of the gay "lifestyle" is that is in reality a deathstyle. The effect of AIDS on the gay community is well known. Not so well known, however, is the short lifespan for those not suffering from AIDS. In 1991 and 1992 the Family Research Institute surveyed 5,371 obituaries from sixteen American homosexual newspapers. It was found that across the United States, the median age of death for a homosexual male not having AIDS was only 42 years, with a mere 9 percent living to old age. Of 106 lesbians survey, the median lifespan was only 45 years, with 26 percent living to old age. When compared to a large sample of obituaries from regular newspapers, these life spans were extremely brief.

    The New York Times reported in a July 7, 2002 article that the vast majority of young gay and bisexual men in the U. S. who were found to have the AIDS virus in a new study were unaware of their infection. "Most of these infected men perceived themselves to be at low risk of being infected, despite having engaged in frequent high-risk sex like unprotected anal intercourse," said Duncan MacKellar with the federal Centers for Disease Control and

    Prevention in Atlanta, which conducted the study.

    The study involved 5,719 men who were interviewed at dance clubs, bars and other places frequented by gays in Baltimore, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Seattle. They found that 573 had HIV. The study shows that the very men who are at greatest risk of HIV infection are those who are least likely to think they are at risk. Federal officials estimate that 40,000 Americans become infected each year with gay men accounting for the largest proportion of new HIV infections.

    Now you can see why gay strategists Kirk and Madsen insisted that "the imagery of sex should be downplayed and gay rights should be reduced to an abstract social question as much as possible. First let the camel get his nose inside the tent – only later his unsightly derriere."

    But in spite of caustic denial, the impression of gay culture as promiscuous, unhealthy, and bizarre is supported by a huge body of well-researched medical and sociological data. It is not prejudice that condemns them; it is hard data which exposes them. The Gay Deathstyle

    Is Same-Sex Marriage Good for the Nation?

    Whereas:

    All persons hold the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property, and therefore they hold equal dignity and protection under due process of law; [all people]

    And whereas:

    The historic family unit, rooted in heterosexual faithful monogamous marriage and the raising of children is the basic institution in society;

    And whereas:

    There are those who by choice, circumstance, or the brokenness of adversity who are unable to participate fully or partly as members of the historic family unit;

    We affirm: [and there are three points of affirmation]

    1. Marriage is defined as the union of one man and one woman in mutual
    fidelity;

    2. No punitive laws shall exist to restrict private association, whether heterosexual or homosexual; [And there are people on the conservative Christian right that Norm's been talking about tonight who disagree with me on that. You'll find a very strong libertarian ethic, but it's based on a prior definition of equal life for all.] and;

    3. All persons shall accept accountability for the public consequences of their private associations and actions, and they shall in no way deprive others of life, liberty, or property.

    What I'm saying here is that I disagree with same-sex marriage. I disagree with homosexual relationships. Nonetheless, all people are free to disagree with me as I am with them, so long as we have an understanding of unalienable rights, that everyone has life, liberty and property, free not to be violated by other people. So the real debate comes down to those boundaries. And many acts of a homosexual or heterosexual nature, or other forms of sexuality, do violate life, liberty and property. And I'm equally opposed to all of those because I'm in favor of life, liberty and property. But for those acts of any nature that do not violate them, then people have that freedom in a civil society. And you will not see me pursuing those matters.

    The second thing that I want to share with you is a petition that I've circulated around the state. I led off the testimony this year in the statehouse February 11th saying "no" to same-sex marriage. I was part of the same panel last year. And this is actually the summation of my testimony one year ago. And I'll walk through the definition of terms as I go. It's entitled, "Petition to Members of the Connecticut General Assembly."

    Yes to man and woman in marriage.

    No to same-sex marriage.

    [Now an important predicate is, I don't say "no" to anything unless I first say "yes" to something. I think you will find that my agenda is a positive one, and my only concern is to protect life, liberty and property, or should I say, to affirm a government that protects life, liberty and property. I seek to do that myself to begin with. And so the real question is, can we honor these unalienable rights while also coming to a place of difference of interpretation. So my "no" is predicated on a prior "yes."]

    As a resident of Connecticut I affirm the following: [and there are four affirmations]

    1. In the United States, the civil rights which we all enjoy are rooted in the laws of nature and of nature's God, in the unalienable rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. [I have been in contact with all 187 legislators on this matter, at least five to eight times. I've heard back from 48 of them, and none of them will dispute the statement I just gave to you.]

    2. The only source for unalienable rights in all human history is the Creator, the God of the Bible. [I've had a couple of people try to dispute me on this. And some years ago one was Nadine Strossen, who is president of the ACLU. And I said that the only source is the God of the Bible, and she started off that evening, and the topic was homosexuality and civil rights that evening. And she quoted the language from Jefferson, that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And as she quoted that, I said you started at the same source that I started: unalienable rights. And so I just have one simple question. Who is the Creator that Thomas Jefferson was referring to? And Jefferson was a rationalist. He was not by any stretch an evangelical Christian as myself, and yet he and those with him who were from an orthodox Christian background in a Protestant context, appealed to a source higher than King George III. They appealed to the Creator. So I asked Nadine Strossen, who is the Creator? She looked at me and said well, you have your Creator and other people have their Creators. I said no, you've just described polytheism. In other words, that's not the context to which Jefferson was referring to. And if you look at every polytheistic culture in all of human history, they have no concept of unalienable rights. Rights go to those who are in power, whereas the concept of unalienable rights upon which this nation is founded, are rooted in the biblical understanding of the Creator, that says that all people deserve the same rights because they are people, and not because of any other secondary reason.]

    3. The God of the Bible defines true marriage as one man, one woman, one lifetime. [This is the order of creation, the image of God.] The health of society is rooted in this foundation.

    4. In human history, no society has ever affirmed both homosexuality and unalienable rights. [So here is an intellectual challenge, to track out history, to find out where unalienable rights are affirmed. And if you can find any society that ever has affirmed homosexuality and unalienable rights together, you won't find it.]

    Therefore, in order for any member of the Connecticut General Assembly to support legislation that even incrementally moves in the direction of same-sex marriage, he or she must answer these questions.

    1. Are civil rights being redefined?
    2. If so, why?
    3. If so, what is the new basis for these rights?
    4. What are the consequences?

  • 2nd-trimester abortion help(Researchers Kill 110 Babies to Determine Which 'Device' Works)

    10/07/2003 12:35:42 PM PDT · 78 of 93
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to Mr. Silverback
    I appreciate your many posts and those of truthandlife. Both SOLID Conservatives.
  • Baptist Pastor Not Amused by America's 'Addiction'

    10/07/2003 12:31:39 PM PDT · 16 of 64
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to kevao
    Not enough ENTERTAINMENT for ya?
  • Baptist Pastor Not Amused by America's 'Addiction'

    10/07/2003 12:29:54 PM PDT · 15 of 64
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to smith288
    Popular culture’s greatest influence is in the way it shapes how we think and feel (more than what we think and feel) and how we think and feel about thinking and feeling. Book Briefs - All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes

    Barna's research indicates that, of the 80 million Americans who claim to be born again, roughly only 7 million of them have a biblical perspective. In Think Like Jesus, he examines guidelines for developing a Christian worldview and letting it change one's way of life.Researcher Says Most Christians Lack Biblical Worldview AgapePress ^ | September 15, 2003 | Allie Martin / George Barna is the founder of Barna Research Group

  • Legitimizing the Homosexual Lifestyle

    10/07/2003 12:21:20 PM PDT · 12 of 30
    Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS to tdadams

    Same crap different day... again. Don't you ever get tired of posting the same thread, only with a different headline? Do you just have such a longing to hear the same cyber-high-fives day after day. Unbelievably pathetic.

    You are a notorious liar. Do you ever tire of lying?