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  • A comprehensive approach to character building in Catholic schools

    05/22/2009 5:00:24 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | May 22, 2009 | THOMAS LICKONA
    The purpose of the Church and of Catholic education is to turn us into little Christs, to continue the process of our transformation in Christ that began in our baptism. How can Catholic schools help to develop, in both students and staff, the character of Christ. Sanctity is not reserved for a few. Jesus, by His Incarnation and death on the Cross, merited the means of salvation and sanctification for all who believe in Him. He did not give the precept "Be you perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" to a chosen group of persons. . . . He...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Talk Radio guys, talk 3.7 million "VIRGIN" out of giving it up...

    01/18/2009 10:25:04 AM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 21 replies · 2,082+ views ^ | 01.19.2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Last night, quite late in the evening, and on the show, the girl who has pledged to sell her virginity for the highest bid, convinced her to not "give it up" if a higher bid - individual or cumulative comes in to top the present $3.7 million offer that has been registered. Having done MANY interviews declining similar offers, Natalie Dylan (not her real name) has agreed to remain a virgin, and give ALL of the proceeds (that she had previously agreed to use towards graduate school) instead--to stopping the horrific practice of child sex trafficking.
  • Eight Traits Characterize Teens Who Abstain from Sex

    01/20/2009 6:41:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 49 replies · 1,650+ views
    citizenlink ^ | 1-13-09 | Jennifer Mesko
    The news reports seem to vary from day to day. Either condom-based sex education works, or it doesn't. Either abstinence should be the focus, or it shouldn't.But, according to government-supported research at the Heritage Foundation, one thing is clear: Teens who abstain from sex share some characteristics.The National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health identified eight personality and behavioral traits that were associated with both abstinence and academic achievement:• Future orientation, with a focus on long-term goals. • Willingness to postpone current pleasures for larger future rewards. • Perseverance, as in the ability to stick to a task or commitment. • A belief that...
  • Sully's America (Great Nation Rises In Bad Times)

    01/18/2009 7:20:26 AM PST · by suspects · 51 replies · 1,511+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2009 | Michael Graham
    Looking for this week’s classic American tale? Forget the rise of Barack Obama. It’s the fall of Flight 1549. There, lined up on the wings of a sinking plane like kids patiently waiting for the school bus, was the real America. Not to name any names, but there are those who believe American society is broken, that our national soul needs healing, that our citizens lack the character to even set our own thermostats. But I believe that the nation this unnamed person will be sworn in to govern on Tuesday is a much better place than many of his...
  • Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape

    12/22/2008 2:59:16 AM PST · by Cindy · 70 replies · 2,679+ views
    Don't let it be misunderstood. Those who serve in our nation's military espouse values that confuse the left, confound their purpose, and leave them unable to understand, much less resonate with our service men and women. This week I saw why.
  • Don't close the blinds...

    11/02/2008 2:40:21 PM PST · by GulfWar1Vet · 19 replies · 1,190+ views
    Internet | 2 November 2008 | Gulfwar1vet
    DON'T CLOSE THE BLINDS Just please read and ask yourself what will you do when they come to your door? The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war. My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation. My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our...
  • Character Is the Issue

    10/28/2008 12:57:46 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 4 replies · 237+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | October 28, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    I get a big kick out of Democrats insisting that the Republicans should concentrate on the issues instead of focusing on Barack Obama’s own words and affiliations. They call it negative campaigning. It reminds me of 1948 when the crowds would exhort Harry Truman to give the Republicans hell: “I don’t give them hell,” he replied, “I just tell the truth and the Republicans think it’s hell.” According to the Democrats, nobody is supposed to mention Obama’s hostility to his own white relatives; his black hate-mongering religious mentor; his political alliance with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers; his work with Saul...
  • Obama's relationships: much more than guilt by association

    10/21/2008 10:45:24 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 614+ views ^ | 10/21/2008 | Andrew Jaffee
    Barack Obama and his supporters have tried to claim that his associations with people like Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, James Meeks, John Lewis, Alcee Hastings, Bill Ayers, Mahdi Bray, and Nihad Awad, and his connections with organizations like Trinity United Church of Christ, ACORN, the Muslim American Society's (MAS) Freedom Foundation, and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), were all innocuous. When people question Obama's character vis-ŕ-vis these relationships, his campaign and followers retort that he is being unfairly accused using guilt by association. In fact, Obama has had long-standing relationships, and/or relationships of convenience, with such people/entities, and...
  • Rush said "Eliteism vs ?"

    10/21/2008 5:20:43 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 8 replies · 622+ views
    10/21/08 | Conservativesister
    <p>Yesterday Rush said the reason the "they" commitee (as in Noonan and company) doesn't like Sarah Palin is because of her grammar and speaking. She drops her "g" when saying good morning. You know this really has me pissed, who do these hippocrites think they are. Are they afraid of BEAUTY because anyone can learn to speak.........Beauty, Elegance and Grace are attributes they lack and Sarah has.</p>
  • NOW ON THE AIR:live interview on WTIC with Vietnam POW who served with McCain in Hanoi Hilton

    10/20/2008 7:34:50 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 1,892+ views
    Jim Vicevich ^ | 10/20/08 | Jim Vicevuch
    Click on the link, then click on LISTEN NOW link to hear Marine pilot who was shot down 1 year before McCain
  • Obama's High School Days

    10/10/2008 3:45:42 PM PDT · by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American · 13 replies · 1,479+ views ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ronald Kessler
    As the media turns over every rock in the past of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, there has been shockingly little vetting of Barack Obama’s background. Although candidates should not be judged solely by their behavior as adolescents, an examination of their overall past is fair and important, especially as we pick our next president. And former schoolmates can help provide character clues, such as the former Obama schoolmate who told Newsmax that she is surprised he is running for president.
  • A Question of Barack Obama's Character

    10/10/2008 9:27:04 AM PDT · by IndianPrincessOK · 13 replies · 661+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/10/08 | By Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Convicted felon Tony Rezko. Unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. And the race-baiting Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It is hard to think of any presidential candidate before Barack Obama sporting associations with three more execrable characters. Yet let the McCain campaign raise the issue, and the mainstream media begin fulminating about dirty campaigning tinged with racism and McCarthyite guilt by association. But associations are important. They provide a significant insight into character. They are particularly relevant in relation to a potential president as new, unknown, opaque and self-contained as Obama. With the economy overshadowing everything, it may be too late politically...
  • Thomas Sowell The Real Obama part II

    10/08/2008 8:35:02 AM PDT · by Bertram3 · 3 replies · 770+ views ^ | 10/8/08 | Thomas Sowell
    A recent Republican campaign ad sarcastically described as Barack Obama's "one accomplishment" his supporting a bill to promote sex education in kindergarten. During an interview of a Republican spokesman, Tom Brokaw of NBC News replayed that ad and asked if that was something serious to be discussed in a presidential election campaign. It was a variation on an old theme about getting back to "the real issues," just as Brokaw's question was a variation on an increasingly widespread tendency among journalists to become a squad of Obama avengers, instead of reporters. Does it matter if Barack Obama is for sex...
  • It's Obama's Character, Stupid

    10/05/2008 4:43:12 PM PDT · by jeepers creepers · 4 replies · 375+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/02/08 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I picked up a copy of Time magazine yesterday, in which a columnist declared that issues of "character" were a "distraction" in the Presidential race. Obama actually said the same thing in his North Carolina press conference, that the Reverend Wright affair has been a "distraction." Isn't this what liberals usually say when their own characters come under public scrutiny? What a heap of pure poppycock!
  • Character v Diversity

    09/05/2008 5:35:14 PM PDT · by GaryWiram · 73+ views
    A Few Days With Figgins ^ | Friday, September 5, 2008 | Gary Wiram
    An African-American from Generation X, two White Guys from the Silent Generation and a woman from Generation X. Arguably, the greatest diversity the U.S. has ever seen in its leading general election candidates for the Presidency. I think that’s a healthy thing. The progress our nation has made on the topic of diversity is, surely, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. But, he taught us not to judge people based on observable differences – e.g. the color of skin (or the age of skin or the shape of skin). Rather, his instruction was to base judgment on content of...
  • Integrity in Politics [Sarah Palin]

    08/30/2008 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies · 675+ views ^ | August 29, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    Integrity in Politics by Dr. Jeff Mirus, August 29, 2008   The selection of Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as John McCain’s running mate has people thinking about integrity again. Palin is a pro-life mother of four who makes no bones about fighting corruption and standing up for the vulnerable. She opposes abortion not only in speech but in personal practice, having resisted suggestions to abort her own Downs-syndrome child. She swept into office in Alaska by exposing and campaigning against serious ethics violations, and she has the highest approval rating of any significant public figure in any state in...
  • The Need for Godly Character

    08/11/2008 9:52:18 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 5 replies · 185+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 8-11-08 | Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty
    Character development is a process; it is not automatic. When we received Christ, we got all of His character. You have the ability with Christ in you to have all of His character traits coming out of your life. We received this character and then we begin to do what Paul said in Colossians 2:6, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” Or in other words, as you’ve received His character in you, now live out His character in your words, in your deeds, in your actions. We’ve got to go after character by...
  • What Ever Happened to . . . ?

    08/04/2008 7:54:07 PM PDT · by DustyMoment · 11 replies · 148+ views
    DustyMoment | 4 August, 2008 | DustyMoment
    . . . honor, integrity, honesty, ethics, morals, character, judgement? Recently, rumors at the company where I work have started proving true. Our building will be sold and the manufacturing facility sold to another company. Something new; unusual? Market downturn? No, not really. Just greed. Greed likely performed by an officer of the company who thought it would be okay to misreport our earnings. In other words, they "cooked the books". I'm sure they thought that no harm would come as a result of lying; it made their quarterly earnings look better than they were and earned them a higher...
  • President Stops To Wish Woman Happy Birthday (Ruth Harris Celebrates 91 Years)

    07/31/2008 12:44:54 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 25 replies · 90+ views
    NewsNet5. ^ | 07-31-2008 | NewsNet5.
    GATES MILLS, Ohio -- President George W. Bush made a pit stop on his way back to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday evening. After leaving a fundraiser in Gates Mills, his motorcade passed a home with a sign asking the president to stop by -- so he did. Bush got out of the car and spent a few minutes with Ruth Harris, who was celebrating her 91st birthday with her family. Bush sat in a chair next to Harris and said "91 years old -- how special." When neighbors noticed what was happening, they soon surrounded the president for...
  • A not-so-public man: the private character of John McCain

    07/01/2008 12:58:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies · 108+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | Abraham Katsman
    It's pretty amazing when you think about it. War hero John McCain has been in the public eye almost his entire adult life. He's run numerous campaigns, served in Congress for 25 years, and is in his second run for the presidency. Yet, there is so much of his life that reveals an absolutely sterling character, but remains largely unknown to the public. And in spite of the tremendous political advantages that publicity could confer, McCain instinctively keeps that information private. Although as a presidential candidate he may be forced to overcome this reticence, he honorably shies away from using...
  • Obama's Callous Indifference

    06/29/2008 10:42:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 43 replies · 124+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6-30-08 | Peter Kirsanow - OP/ED
    Return to the Article June 30, 2008Obama's Callous IndifferenceBy Peter Kirsanow Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen declares that Barack Obama is " 'likable enough' -- in fact, so much so that he is the most charismatic presidential candidate I have seen since Robert F.Kennedy." Well, even though I've  never spoken with Obama, I don't like him very much  (I did testify with him [and a few others] once about a bill he'd sponsored on voter intimidation, but at the time he didn't impress me as unlikable, just a little intellectually lazy) . This hasn't always been the case.  Until...
  • How old is John McCain?

    06/18/2008 6:03:21 PM PDT · by Checkers · 116 replies · 273+ views
    polipundit ^ | Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | W.C. Varones
    He’s so old that his young-enough-to-be-his-daughter trophy wife, for whom he dumped the woman who loyally waited for him while he was a POW, is old.
  • A Matter of Loyalty [Michael Reagan on Scott McClellan]

    05/29/2008 12:58:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 150+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 29, 2008 | Michael Reagan
    It's amazing what some people will do for 30 pieces of silver. Scott McClellan was given the signal honor of being the spokesman for the president of the United States, a distinction few Americans have ever achieved. Being the spokesman for the world's most powerful political figure is no small thing, and I'm sure that the men and women who have held the post view their service as an honor more given that deserved. It doesn't appear as if McClellan sees it that way. He is not the first press secretary to be forced out of the job, and he...
  • Marines Emphasize Character Building in Afghan Police Mission

    05/19/2008 4:33:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 43+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2008 – The 1st Marine Division’s 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines’ is focusing on Afghan people, not on fighting terrorists, the battalion commander said May 16. “What’s unique about our mission is that we’re doing a police training and mentoring mission, as opposed to coming in here kinetically like a lot of our past exploits have been, especially in Iraq,” Marine Corps Lt. Col. Richard Hall told online journalists and “bloggers” in a teleconference. The 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, deployed at the end of March for this mission to assist Afghanistan’s Regional Security Command South with their focused...
  • It's Obama's Character, Stupid

    05/03/2008 5:26:45 PM PDT · by Born In America · 14 replies · 122+ views
    AmericanThinker.Com ^ | May 02, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I picked up a copy of Time magazine yesterday, in which a columnist declared that issues of "character" were a "distraction" in the Presidential race. Obama actually said the same thing in his North Carolina press conference, that the Reverend Wright affair has been a "distraction." Isn't this what liberals usually say when their own characters come under public scrutiny? What a heap of pure poppycock! Character is the primary issue in every Presidential election. Period. And we, the voters, have an inalienable right to know the specifics, as much as can be discerned, of a candidate's character.
  • It's Obama's Character, Stupid

    05/01/2008 10:56:17 PM PDT · by devere · 23 replies · 91+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I picked up a copy of Time magazine yesterday, in which a columnist declared that issues of "character" were a "distraction" in the Presidential race. Obama actually said the same thing in his North Carolina press conference, that the Reverend Wright affair has been a "distraction." Isn't this what liberals usually say when their own characters come under public scrutiny? What a heap of pure poppycock! Character is the primary issue in every Presidential election. Period. And we, the voters, have an inalienable right to know the specifics, as much as can be discerned, of a candidate's character. But don't...
  • Judgment and Character Are Paramount

    04/25/2008 9:20:05 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 1 replies · 104+ views
    Nationa Journal ^ | April 25th, 2008 | Stuart Taylor
    “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.” So said British statesman Edmund Burke in his famous 1774 speech to the electors of Bristol. Similarly, James Madison wrote in Federalist 57 that voters should choose the candidates “who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.” Wise counsel, albeit forlorn in today’s campaign world in which most people—especially primary voters—back the candidates who are most shameless in sacrificing their judgment to the voters’ opinions. Burke...
  • I Think Obama Has a Serious Character Flaw That Has Not Been Discussed

    04/24/2008 8:06:15 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies · 548+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 4/24/08 | Pensereo
    I think a significant problem that Obama has, which will come to light, is a personal characteristic of his seeking to to avoid difficult choices and take an EASIER way out of a situation. Here are just five examples. (1). As a child and young man, he was called Barry, not Barack. That was EASIER for him and for the people who knew him. (2). In 1988, at the age of 27, he became a Christian to enable a career in politics and to enable a relationship with Michelle Robinson, who later became his wife and the mother of his...
  • David Brock, Dems plan $40M hit on McCain

    04/10/2008 9:49:37 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 113 replies · 1,253+ views
    Politico ^ | April 10th, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Wealthy Democrats are preparing a four-month, $40 million media campaign centered on attacks on Senator John McCain. And it will be led by David Brock, the former investigative reporter who first gained fame in the 1990s as a right-wing, anti-Clinton journalist. The planned campaign is the product of a shakeup in the top ranks of the struggling independent Democratic groups. Brock, now best known as the ex-conservative founder of the liberal group Media Matters, last month quietly assumed the chairmanship of what's expected to be the main vehicle for independent Democratic attacks on McCain, now called Progressive Media USA. The...
  • The Quality of Obama's Character

    03/31/2008 7:49:31 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies · 358+ views
    Obama’s denunciation of Wright’s bigotry amounts to too little too late. The time to stand up to him wasn’t now, when his association with Wright is sinking his hopes for the White House. The time to have stood up to Wright was when Obama was just another member of his church. If he truly believes in what he says he believes, he should have walked out of Wright’s church or grabbed Wright’s microphone and told his fellow churchgoers that Wright was wrong and that they mustn’t hate. In twenty years of attending Wright’s church, why didn’t Obama once stand before...
  • Character self-assassination

    03/16/2008 10:49:29 PM PDT · by jdm · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 16, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The victimization continues. The Trinity United Church of Christ accused the media of character assassination today in response to the coverage of repeated instances of controversial rhetoric coming from its pastor and confidante of Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright. But does it count when the victim provides the poison himself? The Chicago church attended by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) issued a statement Sunday contending that coverage of his pastor’s inflammatory statements amounted to character assassination and “an attack on … the history of the African American church.”Obama condemned inflammatory statements by the church’s retiring pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.,...
  • Sarkozy party trails in Frence election

    03/09/2008 8:52:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 544+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/08 | Emmanuel Georges-Picot
    PARIS - Partial results showed President Nicolas Sarkozy's backers losing in Paris and other key French cities Sunday in the first round of municipal elections seen as a referendum on the increasingly unpopular conservative. Official results of the total vote nationwide showed candidates from Sarkozy's UMP party and its allies with 45.5 percent and the Socialists and their allies with 47 percent. The total was not broken down by city, but projections based on partial results by the polling agencies Ipsos and TNS-Sofres showed Socialists on track to take over key cities previously held by the right, including Strasbourg, Reims,...
  • Defeat in primary elections is revealing true Clinton character

    02/18/2008 4:55:06 PM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 525+ views
    Newark Advocate | Feb. 18, 2008 | by Ruben Navarrette Jr.
  • McCain Triumphant! (Because Character Counts)

    01/30/2008 5:47:25 AM PST · by meandog · 202 replies · 210+ views
    HARACTER COUNTS; some- times it counts in the count. In Florida, Arizona Sen. John McCain yesterday won the Republican primary, overcoming big disadvantages favoring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. What disadvantages? Let us, well, count. Mr. Romney built a huge campaign apparatus in Florida over the last year, while Mr. McCain, since his campaign nearly expired last summer, was able to do very little organizationally in the Sunshine State. Many Floridians voted early--before Mr. McCain picked up the endorsements of Florida U.S. Sen. Mel Marinez and the state's governor, John Crist (to say nothing of Sly Stallone). The number of...
  • The Characters of the Top Five Republican Candidates

    01/12/2008 12:37:32 PM PST · by reasonisfaith · 180 replies · 1,380+ views
    Here is my impression of the character of each candidate, arranged alphabetically: Rudy Giuliani is strongly temperamental, strong on courage, highly intelligent and has good insight. Moderately to highly self-serving which impairs his ability to choose right over wrong. Liberal to moderate with more liberal background. Mike Huckabee is strongly temperamental, weak on courage, highly intelligent and has moderate insight. Highly self-serving, which impairs his ability to choose right over wrong. Able to deceive through high creativity. Liberal but hides this fact from a lot of people. John McCain is excessively temperamental, strong on courage, moderately intelligent and has low...
  • Huckabee - A Matter of Character

    01/01/2008 7:28:19 PM PST · by Heuristic Hiker · 14 replies · 131+ views
    self ^ | January 1, 2008 | self
    Fox this evening has been discussing Huck-a-boom’s “Sneak attack ad” and earlier this afternoon CNN showed the Huck saying that he wanted people to turn to the television when the President was speaking and believe that the President would tell him the truth. After the clip the CNN correspondent observed that Huckabee was “Gifted at saying things in subtle ways.” In my view, its not generally subtle if a CNN correspondent can note it. It was in fact an overt attack on Romney. Mike Huckabee has not been shy about telling us all that he has “character,” that he is...
  • Freedom and Responsibility - Which comes First?

    12/31/2007 7:19:16 PM PST · by BrotherMonk · 10 replies · 125+ views
    Crestone Daily News ^ | 071231 | BrotherMonk
    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE "Freedom comes to us as the fruit of our responsibility. Only after we have done all we can to create, nurture, protect and utilize our duty to care for Life may we possibly discover a moment of true freedom," to taste the rewards of our labours. ...
  • If the 2008 election is about character and integrity, let's see what the Secret Service has to say.

    12/22/2007 7:57:02 AM PST · by OESY · 107 replies · 243+ views
    Email | 12/22/07 | Unk
    YOU WILL FIND THE SECRET SERVICE VIEWS ON THE PERSONALITIES OF PAST PRESIDENTS TO BE QUITE INTERESTING. For those who don't know... Capt. Denny Keast flies for UAL and flew many SAM's (Special Air Mission's) for the White House. Some of us flew these Presidential Support Mission. The only thing they left out was the pain in the ass communication people..........Shem I flew 4 Presidential support missions in the C-141 out of Dover AFB, DE.. Two for President Johnson and two for President Nixon. Johnson was a first class jerk and on the two occasions I flew for him, if...

    12/06/2005 5:44:37 AM PST · by tutstar · 48 replies · 12,182+ views
    FCN ^ | 10/16/2005 | Dan Hicken
    DAN: Before the game on Friday night a nice honor for you, you'll play in San Antonio, Texas in the US Army All-American bowl in January... TIM TEBOW: It's very exciting, we've known for a while but they didn't want us to let anyone know..its a huge honor and I am looking forward to it... DAN: I've heard that you may be making an announcement about your college intentions December 14th... TIM TEBOW: Yes sir, that's when ESPN wants me to do it..and they're doing this series thing too, so we're looking at that...but it's a good possibility we'll announce...

    11/27/2007 7:11:29 PM PST · by Tucker39 · 50 replies · 264+ views
    Kenneth Copeland Ministries ^ | 11-27-07 | Tucker39
    "Join Kenneth Copeland and his special guest Governor Mike Huckabee as they take a unique look at their life experiences and explore two foundational teachings: The Need for Character and Integrity and The Integrity of Character."
  • Internalizing Character through Song

    11/01/2007 7:22:44 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies · 86+ views ^ | 11/1/07 | Dan Cross
    Something isn’t working in parenting and the school system. • 24% of high school students say they took a weapon to school at least once in the past year. (Josephson Institute of Ethics) • Adolescent suicide has increased 400% in 30 years. • The United States has the highest youth homicide and suicide rates among the 26 wealthiest nations in the world, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. • Every 7 minutes a child is arrested for a violent crime. US kids are 10 times more likely to commit murder than comparably aged youths in Canada. • 73% of...
  • Trophy Wife Competition?

    09/10/2007 10:03:23 AM PDT · by Former Farmer · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Contenders for the GOP Presidential nomination bring not only the positions they espouse, but the additional spouses they have espoused. Does anyone have trophy wife bios and photos and stories of succession? This exploration is not totally even - Romney cannot enter, and Rudy can enter more than once - but in a campaign this long it would be interesting to know how our candidates walk the walk, and who walks with them.
  • Vick is latest to take rap for the rap in our culture (a black perspective)

    07/23/2007 10:46:58 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 157 replies · 4,357+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 07/20/2007 | Bryan Burwell
    All the breathless debates about Michael Vick are missing the point. The bigger issue has nothing to do with whether or not he deserves the right of due process, or whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should suspend him, or whether Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank should enable him or give him tough love. It's not even about whether ... Nike should be launching another designer shoe with his name on it. All of those are minor distractions from ...: How did someone like Michael Vick ever come to exist? Are we really ready to have that conversation? Do we dare...
  • John McCain's Courage and Character

    06/30/2007 4:04:13 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 26 replies · 677+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/29/07 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    June 29, 2007, 1:10 p.m. McCain’s Courage A rare American politician. By Tom Coburn As the American people, elected officials, and commentators reflect on the heated immigration debate that came to a temporary close in the Senate this week many will ask, and have asked, why U.S. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) staked out a position that may, in retrospect, be seen as devastating to his presidential ambitions. I hope the American people, at least, step back from the obsessive play-by-play pre-season election analysis and reflect on Senator McCain’s actions for what I believe they were: One of the purest...
  • You can tell

    05/16/2007 12:14:12 AM PDT · by The Watcher · 23 replies · 1,274+ views
    self | self
    My mother had little use for arrogant people. She didn't like people without manners or civility, either. She took great offense at people who said things behind others's backs, too. In fact, my mother, though tolerant and kind to most people, too great offense at those who lacked, in her terms "character". One day at dinner, my mother commented on some people she had met during the day at her work (hospital food service department head), and how she was very put out a their behavior. "I just get so tired of "those kinds of people", she said. Well, me...
  • The Republican Party Owes Bill Clinton a Great Big Public Apology--(Mike Huckabee),,,,

    04/11/2007 12:55:02 PM PDT · by stockstrader · 190 replies · 3,054+ views
    When are many of us (including me) going to issue our GREAT BIG PUBLIC APOLOGY to Bill Clinton--as Mike Huckabee has suggested last Sunday--if the Republican Party nominates someone who’s personal life is an absolute TRAIN WRECK, like Rudy Guiliani’s? When Bill Clinton was repeatedly slammed by many conservatives like myself, the Clinton sycophants loudly and repeatedly voiced their approved pathetic ‘talking points’ for the ‘Clinton Defense’, which included: (1) What he does with his personal life in meaningless--as long as he’s doing a good job, (2) I could care less about his personal life—as long as the economy is...
  • Why I'm the best man for president

    04/11/2007 11:05:34 AM PDT · by The Watcher · 7 replies · 510+ views
    Self - Vanity | The Watcher
    The Profile: Middle Aged. Balding. Big Paunch in the middle. Married. Teenage and adult children. Professional Wife. Businessman. Bad Teeth. Gee, that's a pretty generic profile, you say. Ok, let's get a bit more specific. Small Businessman. Goes to church at least 35 times a year, excluding weddings and funerals. Doesn't cheat on wife. Wife doesn't cheat on me, either. Shares grocery buying and cooking duties. Can find most nations immediately on a world map. No criminal history. Doesn't beat the wife nor kids. Doesn't molest children. Doesn't even swipe snacks from the "Honor" vendor boxes. End of profile. What,...
  • Mitt Romney Takes More Heat As Cartoon Character

    04/08/2007 11:56:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,163+ views ^ | 4/8/07 | Doug Ware
    (KUTV) BOSTON - Former Massachusetts governor and Salt Lake Olympic chief Mitt Romney has gotten plenty of media attention this week – not for his political campaign, but rather for appearing in a comic strip. Romney, who is running for president, has appeared in the satirical comic strip Doonesbury all week long. The comic features Romney speaking to a fictional radio show host about his campaign, and his reported “flip flops” on certain issues. “Say it ain’t so, governor,” the radio host says in one of this week’s comic strips. “Changed positions on abortion, gun control and gay rights. What’s...
  • 1,000 words (Pres. Bush/Sen. Byrd - what decency looks like)

    04/02/2007 12:44:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 69 replies · 2,425+ views
    DailyMailBlog ^ | 3-30-07
    One of the most touching photos in years taken by an AP photographer moved across the wires last night (Thursday) and few newspapers published it. The Daily Mail did. It showed President Bush helping Robert Byrd walk. The occasion was the overdue awarding of a congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee airmen who served in World War II. There is irony there. But there also is compassion from President Bush. This may be why the photo received so little play in the newspapers today.
  • Gingrich: 2008 race should avoid private lives of candidates

    03/21/2007 5:46:01 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 73 replies · 1,041+ views
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is considering whether to run for president, said on Tuesday the personal lives of White House hopefuls shouldn't become an issue in the 2008 campaign.Earlier this month Gingrich went on Focus on the Family founder James Dobson's radio program to confess and seek forgiveness for his own extramarital affair committed while he pursued President Clinton's impeachment in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.The former Georgia congressman said he's received a positive response from colleagues and others."Most Americans are very positive and very receptive," Gingrich said before a speech at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. "Overall, it's been...