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  • The Earth as a weapon in 21st Century of Wars

    12/27/2003 12:29:05 PM PST · by vladog · 26 replies · 361+ views
    TWN ^ | Unknown | By Rahab S Hawa
    The Earth as a weapon in 21st Century of Wars By Rahab S Hawa While scientists, governments and concerned groups worry about increased industrial emissions of greenhouse gases and its effects on the planet, the role of the military in climate change has been ignored. ‘When environmental crises occur, it is usually only the civilian economy that is called upon to rectify the balance, while military programmes are rarely taken to task,’ says Dr Rosalie Bertell, renowned scientist and nuclear activist. According to her, the military has got away scot-free from responsibility for polluting the environment and ecological disasters. In...
  • The Practice Of Eminence: An Interview With Charles Murray

    12/27/2003 9:34:16 AM PST · by vladog · 14 replies · 700+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 12/28/03 | Bernard Chapin
    The Practice Of Eminence: An Interview With Charles Murray By Bernard Chapin CLICK HERE Toogood Reports [Christmas Weekender, December 28, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST] URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ Dr. Charles Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar in Culture and Freedom at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC. AEI is one of the most prestigious research think tanks in the world and some of the most important names in conservatism can be found within their roster of scholars and fellows. Dr. Murray has published voluminously over the years and his books have had tremendous influence over the way ideas are discussed in...
  • Protect Marriage Without Constitutional Amendment

    12/27/2003 9:24:59 AM PST · by vladog · 19 replies · 617+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 | Mike Thompson
    Protect Marriage Without Constitutional Amendment Mike Thompson Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 In Massachusetts, historic cradle of American liberties, the state Supreme Court has become the contemporary incubator of libertines, decreeing that the Legislature, like it or not, must draft a law to legitimize homosexual coupling. In Washington, DC, just a few weeks before, the U.S. Supreme Court had set the predicate for the Bay State's perversion of marriage when it decreed that states may not criminalize private and consensual adult homosexual acts. Such radical departure from the norms of society has provoked an overriding majority of Americans to demand a...
  • Group Opposes Saudi Arabia Accountability Act

    12/27/2003 9:09:37 AM PST · by vladog · 4 replies · 213+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Group Opposes Saudi Arabia Accountability Act The Saudi Arabia Accountability Act was introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate and is currently in committee. The bill seeks to place sanctions against the kingdom for not cooperating with the United States in the war on terror. "The reality is the kingdom is in a daily battle against terrorism and has cooperated fully with the United States in combating terrorism," says the Saudi-American Forum. Saudi Arabia has been praised for its efforts from President Bush and numerous high-ranking officials. This accountability bill only seeks to damage the U.S.-Saudi relationship and to...
  • Liberals: Always Sympathetic To The Plight Of Evil

    12/26/2003 11:24:31 AM PST · by vladog · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 12/28/03 | Bob Ellis
    Liberals: Always Sympathetic To The Plight Of Evil By Bob Ellis CLICK HERE Toogood Reports [Christmas Weekender, December 28, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST] URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ When video of the capture of Saddam Hussein was broadcast across the world, most of us cheered and some gave thanks to God. There were those, however, who were plunged into an abyss of grief, and not all of them were Democrats. A number of other liberals and enablers of despots have begun a chorus of whining about the "humiliation" and "loss of dignity" to Saddam. We could have shot him and broadcast the pictures...
  • The True/False Liberalism Quiz

    12/23/2003 9:14:14 AM PST · by vladog · 2 replies · 59+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 23, 2003 | By John Hawkins & Doc Jerry Komar
    The True/False Liberalism Quiz By John Hawkins & Doc Jerry Komar Have you ever wondered if you're really a liberal? Well, wonder no more! Just take this nifty little true/false quiz and all will be revealed! 1. Bush was selected, not elected...like Hitler! 2. Criminals are victims too...well unless, they steal my old Joan Baez tracks. Do you know hard it was to get those? I'd like to kill that guy! 3. Loving America means talking about what's wrong with it incessantly and downplaying all the good things it does. 4. Howard Dean would be another great president...like Jimmy Carter!...
  • The Making of A Conspiracy Theory

    12/23/2003 8:53:06 AM PST · by vladog · 4 replies · 23+ views
    Washingtonpost ^ | Tuesday, December 23, 2003 | By Richard Cohen
    <p>Princess Di was killed because she was preggers with the child of Dodi Fayed. John F. Kennedy was killed by the Mafia. Israel's intelligence service, the Mossad, pulled off the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and, as we all know, the media are controlled by liberals -- or maybe it's the Jews. Being both, I ought to know, but the answer eludes me -- or maybe I'm not telling.</p>
  • The Eternal Arab Division

    12/20/2003 10:56:02 AM PST · by vladog · 6 replies · 5+ views
    Arab News ^ | 12/20/03 | Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid
    The Eternal Arab Division Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid A lot of tears were shed on the day that Saddam was paraded on television. Some shed tears for him, and others cried because of what he did — and as usual the Arab world was divided into two camps. Most Iraqis saw their jailer imprisoned, while a not insignificant group saw their hero humiliated. That is the way of the Arab world, which with its huge population, varied countries and conflicting interests is big enough to encompass such a wide range of emotions. For the last twenty years, whenever Kurds, Shiites and...
  • Democrats' 2004 Political Agenda: Arrogance And Simple Selfishness

    12/20/2003 10:35:32 AM PST · by vladog · 2 replies · 5+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 12/21/03 | Mary Mostert
    Toogood Reports [Weekender, December 21, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST] URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ On Monday, in a press conference following the capture of Saddam Hussein, President Bush said, in the presence of two members of the Iraq interim governing council," "This weekend's capture of Saddam Hussein was a great moment for the people of Iraq. Iraqi citizens have lost a source of fear, and they can now focus with confidence on the task of creating a hopeful and self-governing nation." While warning that the "terrorists in Iraq remain dangerous," he went on to comment on the impact of Saddam Hussein´s capture to...
  • Quote Of The Day: The Reactionary Left's Motto

    12/19/2003 11:48:12 AM PST · by vladog · 8 replies · 153+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 19, 2003 | John Hawkins
    Quote Of The Day: The Reactionary Left's Motto Here's quote of the day from James Taranto, "...(C)ommunism, evil though it was, at least was premised on a universalist vision of a better world. Why does the left now defend fascist regimes? Because they're no longer for anything; what's important is what they're against: America, Israel, "Eurocentric" civilization. The motto of today's reactionary left ought to be "The enemy of my country is my friend." I hate to say this, I really, really, do, but Taranto is dead on target with that quote. If you don't believe it, just look at...
  • School recruiters meet resistance

    12/19/2003 9:49:07 AM PST · by vladog · 89 replies · 193+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/19/03 | By Tommy Nguyen
    School recruiters meet resistance By Tommy Nguyen | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor SAN FRANCISCO – Last summer Mark Spencer's 17-year-old son received a phone call from a military recruiter. Mr. Spencer told the recruiter not to call his son again. An hour later, the recruiter called their Mesquite, Texas, residence a second time. The next week he left phone messages. "It's a predatory practice," says Spencer, "to keep calling students even if their parents object." Predatory practice or civic responsibility? The government, parents, and some school districts disagree. "It's a George W. Bush thing," says Santa Cruz, Calif.,...
  • Canada For Clark

    12/19/2003 9:10:47 AM PST · by vladog · 33 replies · 90+ views
    CanadaForClark.com ^ | 12/19/03 | Canadians For Wesley Clark
    Re: MoveOn.org ..and that rightwing faux journalist's claims CanadaForClark.com is a brand new website and has failed to make any sort of impact (until a popular rightwing net-journalist took notice). The majority of visitors to this site are American, and by our estimate, not a single Canadian donated to MoveOn.org through our site (even if they had tried, the Moveon.org donation page would've denied non-Americans the chance to donate!). The link to MoveOn.org has of course been removed, as we have just become aware of the organization's new rules concerning foreign donations. We completely agree with the guidelines they have...
  • Amnesty: Saddam photo humiliating

    12/19/2003 8:52:21 AM PST · by vladog · 80 replies · 348+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2003 | By CNN's Peter Wilkinson
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Leading human rights organization Amnesty International has branded as humiliating the publication of a new photo of Saddam Hussein.</p> <p>An Iraqi newspaper on Thursday published the picture of the deposed Iraqi president in captivity, and Baghdad residents were hurrying to buy copies, said CNN correspondent Satinder Bindra.</p>
  • NY Times Reporters Defy Order to Reveal Sources

    12/19/2003 8:45:42 AM PST · by vladog · 9 replies · 77+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu December 18, 2003 | By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent
    NY Times Reporters Defy Order to Reveal Sources Thu December 18, 2003 06:28 PM ET (Page 1 of 2) By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a case that has raised concerns about journalists' rights, two New York Times reporters on Thursday defied an order by a U.S. federal judge to disclose their sources in a lawsuit filed by a scientist once suspected of spying. New York Times reporters James Risen and Jeff Gerth are among five journalists subpoenaed by Wen Ho Lee, who has filed a lawsuit against the government for allegedly violating the federal Privacy Act...
  • 'Gender Blind' Dorm Tops Annual List of Campus Follies

    12/18/2003 1:18:32 PM PST · by vladog · 7 replies · 217+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003 | Young America’s Foundation
    'Gender Blind' Dorm Tops Annual List of Campus Follies Young America’s Foundation Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003 Our nation’s education system continues to be weighted down with incidences of bias and political correctness. Young America’s Foundation compiled a list of the top 10 most shameful campus events in America’s education system in 2003: 10. Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.) administration officials censored a conservative student group’s flyer advertising a Young America’s Foundation organized lecture because the word “hate” was used on the flyer. The flyer in question featured the topic of guest speaker Dan Flynn’s speech, “Why the Left Hates America,” which...
  • Outrageous Democrats Have A Way Of Accusing Others Of What They Themselves Do So Well

    12/18/2003 1:01:44 PM PST · by vladog · 7 replies · 82+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 12/18/03 | Bob Ellis
    These juvenile Democrats are getting as predictable as death and taxes (and about as pleasant). You can always count on them, in varying degrees, to say some of the most outrageous and hypocritical things imaginable. Congressman "Baghdad Jim" McDermott (D-WA) has opened his mouth and shoved both feet firmly inside once again. Regarding the capture of Saddam Hussein this weekend, he opined that American forces could have captured him "a long time ago if they wanted." Further, he believes the capture was timed to help President Bush. "Yeah. Oh, yeah." That makes a lot of sense: Bush let the country...
  • INTERROGATORS SHOW SADDAM ‘TRISTA AND RYAN’S WEDDING’

    12/17/2003 8:15:23 PM PST · by vladog · 19 replies · 154+ views
    BOROWITZ report.com ^ | 12/17/03 | BOROWITZ report
    INTERROGATORS SHOW SADDAM ‘TRISTA AND RYAN’S WEDDING’ Rumsfeld Defends Tactics U.S. interrogators are pressuring Saddam Hussein to cooperate with them by repeatedly showing him ABC's two-hour wedding special featuring "Bachelorette" Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, the Pentagon acknowledged today. News of the Pentagon's use of "Trista and Ryan's Wedding" rippled through international human rights circles today, with some watchdog groups claiming that showing certain reality programs to prisoners of war could be in violation of the Geneva Conventions. "Watching Trista marry Ryan once is punishment, but watching it six, seven times in a row may in fact constitute torture," said...
  • The "Cockroach" Is A Coward —And So Are The Democrats

    12/17/2003 9:00:22 AM PST · by vladog · 19 replies · 15+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 12/17/03 | Debbie Daniel
    Does anyone know how to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus?” After the Republicans finish the first verse, I hope and pray the Democrats will have the decency to stand and sing the second. It was a bit disconcerting to see only one Democrat within the first two hours of the breaking news of Saddam Hussein´s surrender come out on television and give his opinion of this grand capture. What disappointed me most about Senator Lieberman was that he could not resist the temptation to get “political” on a day that should have been totally off limits to politicking. But he took...
  • Are The Democrats Becoming The Palestinians Of American Politics?

    12/16/2003 10:01:25 AM PST · by vladog · 13 replies · 34+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 12/16/03 | Philip Safran
    Are The Democrats Becoming The Palestinians Of American Politics? By Philip Safran Toogood Reports [Tuesday, December 16, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST] URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ One thing I have always wondered about in Mid East politics is, with all the talk about the Palestinians, what exactly are the Palestinians? So far I have come up with only one answer. They are a group of people who hate Israel. I am not aware of any other unifying national characteristics of the Palestinians. If you don´t want to take my word for it that their nationalism is a negative one look at their own...
  • N.Y. Times Paints Hussein Capture as Bush Vendetta

    12/16/2003 9:22:15 AM PST · by vladog · 21 replies · 165+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    N.Y. Times Paints Hussein Capture as Bush Vendetta If you believe that the capture of Saddam Hussein was an important step forward in the war against terrorism you are wrong: it was just a case of the Bush family settling old scores, according to the New York Times. The "capture of Mr. Hussein in his earthen hiding place was the sweetest kind of vindication for a president who has earned worldwide skepticism and criticism — along with substantial praise — for his Iraq policy," wrote the Times' Todd S. Purdum. Note that the president "has earned" all that "worldwide skepticism...
  • Artists Vie to Coin America

    12/13/2003 10:53:18 AM PST · by vladog · 6 replies · 118+ views
    FOX News ^ | Friday, December 12, 2003 | By Amy C. Sims
    <p>Friday, December 12, 2003 By Amy C. Sims Art can "change" the country — at least that's what the U.S. Mint is hoping.</p> <p>The Mint is calling on all Americans, from aspiring artists and students to professionals, to share their fresh ideas — and possibly get the chance to have their work circulated throughout the country in the form of coins and medals.</p>
  • Airmen control northern Iraq flights

    12/12/2003 11:16:07 AM PST · by vladog · 4 replies · 165+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 12/11/2003 | by Senior Master Sgt. Gene LaDoucer
    Airmen control northern Iraq flights KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq -- Senior Airman Kaishla Holloway gives directions to incoming Army helicopters from the control tower here. Helicopters make up the majority of local air traffic at the base. She is an air traffic controller deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Wieland) by Senior Master Sgt. Gene LaDoucer 506th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs 12/11/2003 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- With equipment older than many of its users, air traffic control services here present some unique challenges for the 32 people...
  • A pop quiz for Dem candidates

    12/11/2003 12:22:23 PM PST · by vladog · 2 replies · 52+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 11, 2003 | George Will
    A pop quiz for Dem candidates December 11, 2003 BY GEORGE WILL President William McKinley, said a fellow Republican, had an ear so close to the ground it was filled with grasshoppers. Democratic presidential candidates, with Iowa and New Hampshire insects swarming in their ears, have honed answers to questions from Democratic primary voters. Now for some different questions: *Democrats denounced George W. Bush's ''unilateralism'' long before the Iraq war, partly because of his refusal to seek Senate ratification of the Kyoto Treaty on global warming. The Clinton administration, which negotiated the protocol for two years and signed it in...
  • The Last Christmas?

    12/11/2003 12:11:30 PM PST · by vladog · 11 replies · 147+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | Dec. 11, 2003 | Paul E. Scates
    Toogood Reports contributor Paul Weyrich recently wrote that survey's show less than half of college administrators (41%) and only a third of the students (32%) think that people should promulgate their religious beliefs by whatever legal means available, and that only 23% of students "strongly support" people's right to express their religious beliefs on campus. That means that over three-quarters of U.S. college students either do not support the Constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, or are lukewarm about those freedoms, at best. Our best-educated Americans, then, are of the dismaying opinion that religion is fine,...
  • Islamist Terrorists: World's Dumbest Criminals

    12/09/2003 1:05:05 PM PST · by vladog · 9 replies · 170+ views
    Toogood Reports.com ^ | December 9, 2003; | Allan C. Stover
    Terrorists aren't as smart or as efficient as the media make them out to be. Their 1993 World Trade Center attacks, for example, killed only six people. They were convinced they could bring down the towers and kill thousands. Fast forward to 2001. Chief Islamist Savage Osama bin Laden admitted on videotape that he and his terrorist cohorts never expected the twin towers to come down on 9/11. CNN reported his reaction to the destruction of the towers: "'I was thinking that the fire from the gas in the plane would melt the iron structure of the building and collapse...
  • Islam's Descent

    12/09/2003 12:43:17 PM PST · by vladog · 21 replies · 158+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003 | Ralph R. Reiland
    Dostoevsky once said, "While nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer, nothing is more difficult than to understand him." What's difficult to understand is how a culture went from being in the forefront of human achievement to the very bottom of the international barrel – how an Islamic culture that led the world in economic, military, political and intellectual achievement dropped to the level of killing its own daughters and fitting its pubescent boys with dynamite belts. Family values "Abdalla Yones, 48, cut his daughter Heshu's throat and left her to bleed to death," reports The Telegraph of London....
  • Subject: Iraq

    12/09/2003 11:54:39 AM PST · by vladog · 7 replies · 175+ views
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    So we didn't find WMD...... YET. This is for those who are discouraged at the constant bombardment of negative news about Iraq from the liberal, anti-Bush media and those who just want to be critical for their various reasons. SINCE PRESIDENT BUSH DECLARED AN END TO MAJOR COMBAT IN MAY The first battalion of the new Iraqi Army has graduated and is on active duty. Over 60,000 Iraqis now provide security to their fellow citizens. Nearly all of Iraq's 400 courts are functioning. The Iraqi judiciary is fully independent. On Monday, October 6 power generation hit 4,518 megawatts-exceeding the pre-war...
  • Dirty Bomb Warheads Disappear

    12/07/2003 9:36:26 AM PST · by vladog · 4 replies · 119+ views
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A41921-2003Dec6?language=printer | Sunday, December 7, 2003 | By Joby Warrick
    Dirty Bomb Warheads Disappear Stocks of Soviet-Era Arms For Sale on Black Market By Joby Warrick Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, December 7, 2003; Page A01 TIRASPOL, Moldova -- In the ethnic conflicts that surrounded the collapse of the Soviet Union, fighters in several countries seized upon an unlikely new weapon: a small, thin rocket known as the Alazan. Originally built for weather experiments, the Alazan rockets were packed with explosives and lobbed into cities. Military records show that at least 38 Alazan warheads were modified to carry radioactive material, effectively creating the world's first surface-to-surface dirty bomb. The radioactive...
  • News you can use

    12/05/2003 1:10:29 PM PST · by vladog · 4+ views
    Digital Freedom Network ^ | 12/05/03 | by A. E. Huggett
    NORTH AMERICA: · Despite the relentless removal of Christianity from the public sector, a judge in Broward County, Florida ruled that the Calvary Chapel could participate in the local community's "Holiday Fantasy of Lights" with a display featuring a cross and the religious message that says, "Jesus is the Reason for the season". The judge ruled in the church's favor noting that the church was an established member of the community and had every right to participate in a community event. · 45,000 protestors gathered in Mexico City to voice their resistance to President Vicente Fox's energy and tax reforms...
  • Dumb As A Rocker: Popular Musicians Unite To "Oust Bush"

    12/04/2003 2:29:15 PM PST · by vladog · 38 replies · 334+ views
    TOOGOOD REPORTS ^ | 12/04/03 | Bob Ellis
    Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that popular musicians are uniting to "oust Bush." According to the article, Bruce Springsteen, no stranger to anti-establishment and anti-American acts, told a crowd, "shout a little louder if you want the president impeached." John Cougar Mellencamp is declaring on his web site that America has "been lied to and terrorized by our own government, and it is time to take action." A number of other musicians, including Don Henley, James Taylor, Jethro Tull, Moby, NOFX, Green Day, Offspring, and Willie Nelson were cited among the rebels without a clue. Natalie Maines of the infamous...
  • U.S. intelligence services take a crack at predicting 2020

    12/04/2003 12:41:19 PM PST · by vladog · 30 replies · 357+ views
    AP ^ | 12-04-03 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN,
    <p>It's 2020 and America, Europe and Japan struggle to maintain a decent quality of life for masses of elderly people. China faces a choice between belligerence and joining Western nations as an economic superpower. India, Brazil and Indonesia are emerging powers.</p>
  • China's Secrecy Syndrome . . .

    12/02/2003 10:33:46 AM PST · by vladog · 1 replies · 51+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | By Robert L. Bernstein
    John Burns, the New York Times correspondent who has covered conflicts all over the world for the past two decades, believes that in Iraq, the press was intimidated into silence by Saddam Hussein. "Editors of great newspapers, and small newspapers, and editors of great television networks should exact from their correspondents the obligation of telling the truth about these places," he has written. My experience as co-chair of the organization known as Human Rights in China has taught me that the international press in Beijing also has been "managed." Tyrants throughout history have understood that information is power, and denying...
  • Arab News Urges Hillary to Run in 2004 - as VP

    12/01/2003 10:32:15 AM PST · by vladog · 21 replies · 407+ views
    NewsMax.com Staff ^ | Monday Dec. 1, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The official press organ of Saudi Arabia says that New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's trip to the Middle East shows she's planning to run for president in 2004. But ArabNews.com advises that if Sen. Clinton ever wants to win the White House, she should first run as Gen. Wesley Clark's VP. "Given that [President] Bush still seems ahead among pollsters, Mrs. Clinton would be taking little political risk if Clark were defeated in the presidential election," an Arab News editorial advised Saturday. If Clark won, however, the Saudi media organ suggested that the former first lady could transform the vice...
  • Mugabe plots black-white rift

    11/30/2003 4:20:50 PM PST · by vladog · 6 replies · 40+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 01, 2003 | From the Sunday Times
    Furious at his exclusion from this week's Commonwealth summit in Nigeria, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is backing a campaign to unseat the group's Secretary-General, Don McKinnon. Mr Mugabe is also looking to South African President Thabo Mbeki to wreck what he hopes will be Mr McKinnon's last summit by creating a split between black and white heads of government. Mr Mbeki wants Zimbabwe's suspension from the Commonwealth to be lifted and has attempted to persuade other African leaders to support him. White Commonwealth leaders want the suspension to continue. Until last week, Mr McKinnon, 64, a former New Zealand foreign...
  • Judge blasts Diversity Week forum's exclusion

    11/29/2003 6:53:03 PM PST · by vladog · 34 replies · 138+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | Tuesday, November 25, 2003 | By David Shepardson
    <p>A federal judge sharply criticized a high school diversity program in Ann Arbor, comparing the district's actions to those of Nazi Germany.</p> <p>The Thomas More Center in Ann Arbor filed a lawsuit on behalf of a senior at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School who said she was denied the right to express that homosexuality is immoral and sinful during a school forum her belief as a Roman Catholic.</p>
  • A thankless day for the Democrats

    11/26/2003 11:32:28 AM PST · by vladog · 16 replies · 476+ views
    BostonHerald,com ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2003 | By Thomas Keane, Jr
    It seems like the bad news never stops. Economic indicators are up. Unemployment is falling. Seniors are about to get prescription drug coverage. And the United States is moving forward on a plan for Iraqi self-government. Can it get any worse? As the turkey is being carved tomorrow, there will be little joy for Democrats sitting around the table. For the fact is, everything is breaking George W. Bush's way. Increasingly his re-election looks inevitable. It's going to be a grim July at the FleetCenter. You may think this pessimism misplaced. After all, most polls show Bush's popularity has slumped....
  • Nationwide Grassroots Movement Seeks Permanent Center-Right Majority

    11/26/2003 10:43:37 AM PST · by vladog · 5 replies · 147+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 | Wes Vernon,
    WASHINGTON – A grassroots movement marrying the business community to family-issue conservatives to achieve a permanent “center-right” electoral majority has quietly sprouted up all over America in just the past three years. It had started with weekly off-the-record meetings here in Washington involving a broad spectrum of the conservative community. Those meetings are now duplicated in 40 meetings in 36 states from coast to coast. Eight more states (Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Dakota and Rhode Island) expect to have such meetings regularly by the end of this year. Only six states (Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, Arkansas,...
  • The Perverted State Of America

    11/25/2003 11:55:26 AM PST · by vladog · 90 replies · 792+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 11/25/03 | Allan C. Stover
    Think back: How long ago would you have scoffed at the idea of two men getting married? Or the Supreme Court endorsing sodomy? Or "domestic partners" enjoying the same rights and benefits as married couples? Or network television featuring shows with gays and lesbians? Or companies such as Avis announcing, "Domestic partners are automatically included as additional drivers. No extra fees charged. No questions asked." Or even that you would take the term "sexual rights" seriously? It wasn't that long ago. The forces for perversion have subjected us to a propaganda campaign of such intensity that most Americans have surrendered...
  • Christian Group Protests Government Schools' Pro-Islam Propaganda

    11/24/2003 11:40:41 AM PST · by vladog · 17 replies · 150+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 | Susan Jones
    A group called American Middle-East Christian Association (AMECA) plans to demonstrate Monday against what it calls the Islamic indoctrination of America's public schools. The group said it has learned that an intermediate school in Covina, Calif., is teaching Islam to "impressionable" schoolchildren by urging them to fast during Ramadan. According to the Christian group, a teacher at Royal Oak Intermediate School sent a note home to parents telling them that Muslims fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan. The teacher then told parents their children could earn extra credit by choosing to "fast for one, two or...
  • Portland-based Mercy Corps is well-received in Iraq, worker says

    11/23/2003 12:04:29 PM PST · by vladog · 1 replies · 99+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 11/23/03 | JEFFREY KOSSEFF
    The nonprofit's activities are being well-received by the people in an area south of most of the violence 11/23/03 JEFFREY KOSSEFF Mercy Corps aid workers in Iraq have survived explosions near their homes and gunshot warnings as they drove between cities. They know the nation contains Iraqi insurgents eager to stop reconstruction and return control to the Baathists. They see other nonprofit humanitarian groups pulling out quickly as bombings and violence continue throughout the nation. But Portland-based Mercy Corps is staying put in southern Iraq, helping communities rebuild their schools, sewage systems and hospitals. The 25 workers, from the United...
  • Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Democrat Candidates

    11/20/2003 11:40:14 AM PST · by vladog · 16 replies · 11+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 | Marc Morano,
    The Massachusetts Supreme Court's decision okaying same-sex marriages could propel the contentious issue to the forefront of the 2004 elections and cause Democrats "heartburn" next year, a political analyst says. "It can't help the Democratic candidates; it just can't," said Larry Sabato in an interview Tuesday with CNSNews.com. Sabato is a political science professor at the University of Virginia. "This is going to add a major controversy to the presidential and congressional election year. This decision in Massachusetts has elevated gay marriage to a position of major emphasis during the campaign," Sabato said. Republicans will be the obvious beneficiaries of...
  • An Interview With Robert Spencer

    11/19/2003 9:12:14 AM PST · by vladog · 6 replies · 190+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/19/03 | by John Hawkins
    An Interview With Robert Spencer by John Hawkins John Hawkins: Why haven't moderate Muslims been able to stop the spread of violent Islam? Robert Spencer: While there are moderate Muslims, moderate Islam is something else again. There are Muslims who are very peaceful people, who would never wage jihad, and who don't approve of those waging jihad in the name of Islam today. But the fact is that the radicals actually do have a stronger theoretical, theological, and legal basis within Islam for what they believe than the moderates do. They're able to intimidate moderates into silence because if the...
  • NPR’s Kroc-Pot Bubbles Over

    11/17/2003 2:31:07 PM PST · by vladog · 17 replies · 117+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 11, 2003 | by L. Brent Bozell III
    by L. Brent Bozell III November 11, 2003 National Public Radio is not only a broadcast boutique operated by and for liberals, it’s now flooded with more cash than it could possibly ever need, thanks to a liberal philanthropist. Last week, the estate of Joan Kroc, the wife of McDonald’s franchising genius Ray Kroc who died last summer, announced an award of $200 million to NPR. Joan Kroc rose to public prominence when she was the first American to donate a fat million dollars in 1987 to the Democratic National Committee. She said she was appalled by "an unwarranted and...
  • Tonken Plea Bad News for Bill and Hillary

    11/16/2003 10:17:56 AM PST · by vladog · 24 replies · 141+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sunday Nov. 16, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    A controversial Hollywood fundraiser and self-described witness against Bill and Hillary Clinton will plead guilty tomorrow to charges he defrauded several charities in California in exchange for his further cooperation. "I'm a star witness against President and Mrs. Clinton," Aaron Tonken said in court documents made public earlier this year. "I'm a star witness in New York in the grand jury regarding the Marc Rich pardon and regarding the fundraising activities that I've done on behalf of the Clintons," the celebrity moneyman continued. "It's multi-faceted. Part of it's a criminal investigation dealing with the former president; part of it's a...
  • Limbaugh's Fans Are Certain They're Right

    11/15/2003 11:50:52 AM PST · by vladog · 113 replies · 158+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | November 12, 2003 | By Paul Ginnetty
    <p>The coming return of Rush Limbaugh to the famed "golden microphone" of his national bully pulpit invites us to ponder the reasons for the remarkable success of his kind of radio programming. Liberals have made numerous unsuccessful attempts to create an equally popular propaganda vehicle for the other side of the ideological spectrum. What they may lack is the element of simplicity.</p>
  • Group: Lynch Proves Women Shouldn't Be in Combat

    11/12/2003 8:53:07 AM PST · by vladog · 85 replies · 1,313+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Group: Lynch Proves Women Shouldn't Be in Combat Jon E. Dougherty, NewsMax.com Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 In time for Veterans Day and the release of former Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch's autobiography, a military reform group is calling on President Bush to revise "Clinton-era rules" it says unnecessarily expose servicewomen to greater risk. The Center for Military Readiness, in a position paper published on its Web site, says new details about the sexually abusive treatment of Lynch by her Iraqi captors should be enough to spur lawmakers into ensuring military women in the future are better protected and shielded from combat...
  • Bishop's anti-gay comments spark legal investigation

    11/11/2003 10:36:17 AM PST · by vladog · 9 replies · 1+ views
    News Telegraph CO UK ^ | (Filed: 10/11/2003) | By Richard Alleyne
    A bishop who angered homosexuals by suggesting they seek a psychiatric cure is to be investigated by police to see if his outspoken views amount to a criminal offence, it emerged yesterday. Dr Peter Forster The Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster, the Bishop of Chester, infuriated homosexuals both in and out of the Church of England when he said last week that they could and should seek medical help to "reorientate" themselves. The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (the LGCM) accused him of putting forward an "offensive" and "scandalous" argument from a bygone age. Cheshire Police have said that they...
  • Soros Likens Bush to Nazi

    11/11/2003 10:02:25 AM PST · by vladog · 78 replies · 207+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democrat moneyman George Soros keeps inserting his foot deeper into his mouth as he ratchets up his monomaniacal quest to defeat President Bush. "It is the central focus of my life," Soros told the Democrat pressure group MoveOn.org on Monday. The Washington Post quoted him as saying that ending Bush's presidency was for him "a matter of life and death." Soros told MoveOn.org that Bush administration was reminiscent of Hitler's Third Reich. "When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,' it reminds me of the Germans." In separate comments, Soros told the Post that Bush's foreign...
  • Hondurans sweat for themselves not P. Diddy

    11/07/2003 8:37:17 PM PST · by vladog · 2 replies · 43+ views
    Digital Freedom Network ^ | (11.03.03) | by A.E. Huggett
    n the late '80s, when I lived in the San Francisco coastal community of Half Moon Bay, an incident occurred which proved to me just how stupidly clueless liberal acitivists are. A local horse rental ranch with beach access and whose stables fronted Highway One suffered a major catastrophe when animal rights activists broke into the stables under the cover of darkness and "liberated" what they claimed were abused animals. The horses were forced off the ranch onto the main road by the activists who expected some type of equine Great Escape. Instead of kicking up their collective hooves and...
  • Sen. Miller: Democrats Headed for 'Train Wreck'

    11/06/2003 4:28:38 PM PST · by vladog · 18 replies · 120+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 | Wes Vernon
    WASHINGTON - Terry McAuliffe? A "disaster." The Democrat presidential field? "Do not understand the South." President Bush? "A little Churchill in him." America's most outspoken Democrat leader, retiring Sen. Zell Miller, does not hold back. In an exclusive interview with NewsMax, the Georgian, who supports President Bush’s re-election, talked about everything from the White House wannabes to Sept. 11. Democrat front-runner Howard Dean, Miller told NewsMax, “is not a knowledgeable source about how to run campaigns in the South.” Campaigns in the South, he added, have been about “moving ahead” on “economic development” and “improving education.” Fresh from the bruising...