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  • What is your opinion of Charisma Magazine?

    06/14/2014 3:00:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Charisma Magazine | 6/14/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Have you ever been to this website? If so, what is your opinion of it? All opinions are welcome. Does this website like Benny Hinn, TD Jakes, Charismatics, Billy Graham, Pope Francis, and others all at the same time? I am not absolutely sure of this, but it seems to. Link to Charisma Magazine below. My opinion of Charisma Magazine? Babylon.
  • Obama: Actually, my mother-in-law has more charisma than Bo

    08/15/2012 9:35:00 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 4 replies
    President Obama addressed a crowd of supporters at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa on Wednesday. The President, who was introduced to the audience by his wife, Michelle, said that the First Lady was a tough act to follow: "Because let's face it, on the charisma rankings in my household, you got her [Michelle]; the girls; Bo; and then my mother-in-law and then me" [laughter]... The President quickly added, "Actually my mother-in-law-is before Bo..." Question: How is it even possible for Bo to have more charisma than the President? See the video... for the answer...... VIDEO
  • The Curse of Charisma (We're not choosing a Homecoming Queen)

    07/25/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Even squirrels know enough to store nuts so that they will have something to eat when food gets scarce. But the welfare state has spawned a whole class of people who spend everything they get when times are good, and look to others to provide for their food and other basic needs when times turn bad. The 14th amendment to the Constitution prescribes “equal protection of the laws” to all Americans. But what does that mean if the president of the United States can arbitrarily grant waivers, so that A, B, and C have to obey the laws but X,...
  • Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011

    01/03/2012 4:37:26 PM PST · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011 Commentary by Julio Severo Americans were asked to name the top 10 Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 in the US, and the fourth place was given to the homosexual effort to close PayPal accounts from a list of ten Christian organizations, including me. For a long time I have been under attack from Brazilian gay activists. But this was the first time that an American gay group blacklists me with major Christian groups. Read the full article here: Top Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 Revealed The year 2011 saw plenty...
  • Why Would the GOP Need Charisma Against President Griswold?

    04/07/2011 7:11:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-7-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Apparently the GOP has a bit of a 2012 Dukakis problem on its hands. Everyone is either boring or unattractive, or too in bed with the conservative elites. And therefore no matter how much they trounce Obama on the issues, or his lack of a record worth mentioning in a reelection campaign, their leg tingles will pull the lever for the president because his smile is nicer.That's what the New York Times says anyway. It's nice that they're looking out for our side. That must mean Obama has all his ducks in a row to cruise to reelection. He's...
  • The Betfair Contrarian: Why Sarah Palin will win the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination

    03/02/2011 4:15:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BetFair ^ | March 2, 2011
    Who will take on Barack Obama for the 2012 Presidential election? Betfair punters expect Mitt Romney to get the Republican nomination while some have even speculated that Donald Trump could have a crack at the White House. The Betfair Contrarian explains why everybody's favourite Alaskan is his choice... The Contrarian has proven in the past that he's even more adept at making money out of politics than an expense-fiddling MP, his latest triumph coming when opposing David Miliband at 1.43 in last year's Labour leadership battle. He's spotted another big opportunity - backing Sarah Palin to be the Republican candidate...
  • Sarah Palin's Charisma

    12/03/2010 6:26:04 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 12/3/2010 | James Lewis
    Why does the left hate Sarah Palin with such screaming rage? Why do they lose their cookies at the very idea of our Sally? Think about that for a second. Here's a beautiful, strong, intelligent, articulate, healthy-looking, truth-telling political winner in the State of Alaska -- a gun-totin', sports-lovin', all-American woman, elected on her own merits against a corrupt establishment in Anchorage, AK.
  • The Death of Camelot

    10/31/2010 12:02:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    Fifty years ago, American government -- even American society -- entered into a wonderland of youth, prettiness, chic, and charisma. John Kennedy had defeated Richard Nixon in the presidential debates (or at least JFK defeated Nixon in the eyes of the millions of Americans who watched the debates -- those who heard them on the radio felt that Nixon had won). The election of 1960 was incredibly close and could have torn the country apart, except that mean-spirited Nixon (unlike Nobel Prize winner Gore) chose to concede and spare the nation a political civil war. A glorious age was about...
  • Audacity of Hope, or Paucity of Truth?

    02/07/2010 9:06:06 PM PST · by stolinsky · 3 replies · 201+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 02-08-10 | stolinsky
    Charisma can trick people into entrusting their fate to someone whose words cannot be relied upon, in the mistaken belief that somehow his actions can be relied upon. But sooner or later, people will wake up to the fact that neither his words nor his actions can be trusted. We can only hope that it will be sooner rather than later.
  • In defense of bad singing (Kanye West on SNL, industry use of autotune, and the changing culture)

    12/17/2008 10:32:48 AM PST · by weegee · 75 replies · 1,392+ views
    LA Times ^ | 04:10 PM PT, Dec 15 2008 | August Brown
    After Kanye West's performance on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, the chattering classes are wringing their hands today over the gee-whiz revelation that, maybe underneath all that gratuitous Auto-Tune, West's voice might be a bit, as they say, "pitchy." We can go back and forth about the relative disaster-or-not qualities of his two-song set, but the hullabaloo over it begs for a few responses. First: hey, indie rockers, if you don't think that half your favorite beardo bands use things like Melodyne... But the second, and more crucial one, is this: What makes a "good" singer anyhow, and what...
  • Obama Gaining Among Middle-Aged, Women, Hispanics

    02/19/2008 12:44:08 PM PST · by gridlock · 34 replies · 186+ views
    Gallup ^ | 2/19/08 | Jeffrey M. Jones - Gallup
    Also running even with Clinton among core Democrats PRINCETON, NJ -- The momentum in the Democratic nomination race has clearly swung toward Barack Obama. Not only has he won all of the post-Super Tuesday contests, but he has steadily gained in Gallup Poll Daily tracking to the point where he has overtaken Clinton as the national leader for the first time, holding a statistically significant lead in each of the last three tracking poll results. (snip) Obama's standing has improved among most Democratic subgroups over the past several days. But one of the more substantial shifts has been the changing...
  • Bound to Fail(UN SecGen. Ban Ki-moon)

    02/25/2007 3:11:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 582+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 03/05/07 (issue date) | Sebastian Mallaby
    Bound to Fail Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken on 'mission impossible.' Everything about The United Nations conspires against him. By Sebastian Mallaby Newsweek International March 5, 2007 issue - On a celebrated Thursday in April 1953, the first secretary-general of the United Nations greeted his successor as he arrived at New York's Idlewild airport, now JFK. You are about to inherit "the most impossible job in the world," he told him. Half a century on, that warning still overshadows the heirs to the U.N. throne. Ban Ki-moon, the South Korean diplomat who stepped into the job in January, jokes that...
  • Hillary falls to earth in poll race

    12/30/2006 6:26:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 155 replies · 4,549+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | December 31, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE first vote is still more than a year away, but the campaign to replace President George W Bush in the White House is already throwing up surprises. Unfortunately for Senator Hillary Clinton, long the front-runner in the Democratic drive to retake the presidency, most of them are coming at her expense. A brace of Christmas opinion polls has left Clinton with a political hangover after a year that had appeared to cement her status as the Democrats’ best-organised, best-financed and best-connected contender for her party’s presidential nomination. Despite winning re-election to the US Senate by a handsome margin in...
  • Five traits of charismatic politicians (and people)

    10/09/2006 7:04:23 AM PDT · by tang0r · 13 replies · 918+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 10/9/2006 | Justin Hartfield
    4. They often have hyper-masculine or other sexual auras A politician is a salesman who is selling himself as the product. The strong and distinctive voice, from Roosevelt to JFK to Clinton, is a testament to the power of a strong masculine aura. America adores its combat heros; it's the reason why former Generals get elected President. It's the reason why an actor with practically no prior government related experience can beat an incumbent on a recall for the highest position in the California state legislature. The gamblin', rough-and-ready cowboy is in every young American boy's imagination and every young...
  • God warns of coastal storms, possible tsunami, Robertson says

    05/17/2006 4:05:08 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 263 replies · 4,566+ views
    PilotOnline.com ^ | 05-17-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    VIRGINIA BEACH-Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is warning that, according to God, storms and possibly a tidal wave will pound America's coastline this year.
  • Post-charismatic leadership: Can Olmert follow in the footsteps of Eshkol, Truman and Johnson?

    04/01/2006 11:10:33 PM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 320+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1 April 2006 | SHLOMO AVINERI
    Apr. 1, 2006 23:25 | Updated Apr. 2, 2006 8:18 Post-charismatic leadershipBy SHLOMO AVINERI Ehud Olmert is no Ariel Sharon. He lacks his military experience, his charismatic presence, his brutality and his frightening cunning. And Olmert's image as a sharp-tongued polemicist and wheeler-dealer has not exactly endeared him to the Israeli public. Yet he managed to step, albeit gingerly, into Sharon's shoes in the three months since the latter's incapacitation. Except for boasting, once, that the campaign had already been won - a statement that must have cost Kadima dearly - he did not make any mistakes in the difficult...
  • NYT: ARCHITECTURE REVIEW: An Earnest Building for a Complex President (Give up? It's Clinton!)

    11/25/2004 9:22:15 AM PST · by OESY · 27 replies · 2,556+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 19 - With its sleek horizontal form hovering at the edge of the Arkansas River, the new William J. Clinton Presidential Center has been called by promoters a "bridge to the 21st century," a trite allusion to one of the former president's favorite themes. Locals snicker that it looks like an enormous double-wide trailer. Actually, its best elements fall somewhere between those two extremes. Designed by James Polshek and Richard Olcott of the New York-based firm Polshek Partnership, the library has moments of genuine architectural power. Its sleek cantilevered form thrusts out aggressively toward the river,...
  • Charisma versus soberness mark US vice presidential race

    07/08/2004 8:25:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 472+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/8/04 | AFP - Washington
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Americans watching Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) square off against Democratic Senator John Edwards (news - web sites) in an October debate will see two politicians with starkly different styles: the sober Washington insider versus the silver-tongued freshman senator. The lone nationally televised face off from Cleveland, Ohio, will pit an eloquent candidate with boyish good looks against an older, balding vice president with a sedate speaking style. But the debate will also highlight Edwards' brief governmental experience against a Republican with a resume long on national security issues who has been a key...
  • Kerry's wife defends husband's lack of charisma ("He's like Bill Clinton in 1992," says Teresa)

    03/08/2004 11:10:50 AM PST · by Liz · 88 replies · 230+ views
    THE WIRED PRESS ^ | Monday, March 8, 2004 | Blix Panda
    Addressing concern within the Democratic Party that her candidate husband lacks charisma, Teresa Heinz Kerry today struck back at critics, much to the chagrin of top Kerry advisors. During a brief speaking engagement with the Democratic Women’s Committee, Heinz-Kerry was asked pointedly if she thought her husband had the “energy or the charm to stand up to the Bush team.” Heinz-Kerry then launched into a discourse that quickly had aides attempting to pull her from the stage. “Sure my husband can stand up to Bush. He has more than enough charisma and he has the staying power and the thrust...
  • The Trouble With Kerry (from a Democrat!)

    03/01/2004 4:53:18 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 50 replies · 498+ views
    MSN Slate ^ | March 1, 2004 | Kausfiles
    The worry here isn't so much that Kerry is an untested executive--he's never run anything larger than his Senate office--but that the presidency requires more than mere executive competence. No visible political courage: The great question for Kerry biographers is how a man who showed bravery on the battlefield could demonstrate so little of it in his political life. I admit, I'm allergic to Kerry. Something in the vibration of that deep, pompous tone he adopts--the lugubrious, narcissistic fake gravity--grates on me.
  • Dan Rather: Does “Kerry Have Enough Elvis to Beat George Bush?”

    03/01/2004 2:37:51 PM PST · by FlyLow · 20 replies · 110+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 3-1-04 | Brent Baker
    Howard Dean’s “scream” delivered the strangest candidate moment of the campaign so far and on Sunday Dan Rather may have provided the oddest media moment when he employed “a Texas expression” as he asked during the late morning CBS News/New York Times debate he moderated: “Does Senator Kerry have enough Elvis to beat George Bush?” Rather explained that “Elvis” means like-ability and that’s important “because when he gets down to November, a lot of people are going to vote on who they like the best, whether we want them to vote that way or not.” Rather posed his “question,” during...
  • John Kerry faces the Elvis factor

    03/01/2004 10:16:27 AM PST · by BigWaveBetty · 14 replies · 118+ views
    yahoo ^ | 3-1-2004
    BALTIMORE, United States (AFP) - As Democratic presidential candidates discussed Iraq (news - web sites), Haiti and the US economy in a televised debate this weekend, they suddenly found themselves asked to address an altogether more unexpected issue. Does the clear front-runner John Kerry (news - web sites) have "enough Elvis" to take on Republican President George W. Bush (news - web sites)? Judging by their bemused reactions, none of the four aspirants to the White House had given much thought to the campaign's hitherto unheralded Presley factor, but the questioner, CBS anchorman Dan Rather, was insistent. "You know what...
  • Dean: (Oh, is This Why Joe Trippi Got The Hatchet?)

    01/28/2004 6:36:05 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 201+ views
    ABC News ^ | 28 Jan 03 | Reena Singh
    Following the Governor's speech, "I Won't Back Down" piped through the gymnasium as volunteers pulled Dean signs off the walls. Sitting at the edge of stage--Joe Trippi, Steve McMahon and Paul Maslin. When asked what happened in New Hampshire, Trippi said, "I'm not talking to you." His response to why was "Because the media is a pain in the ass." The Dean team meets in Burlington tomorrow to come up with new strategies. According to the campaign, this is now a two-man race. Staffers say his message will essentially stay the same except that there will be more emphasis on...
  • Now The Hard Part Begins For The Governor (The Governator's Ready To Take On Sacramento's Dinosaurs)

    01/07/2004 1:17:06 AM PST · by goldstategop · 179+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/07/04 | Michael Finnegan
    For the short term, the question is whether Schwarzenegger can draw enough power from his status as a mega-celebrity to overcome lawmakers' resistance to his budget and recover from any dip in his popularity. For the long term, Schwarzenegger's political interests dictate a fast resolution to the budget crisis to ease his path to reelection in 2006, should he seek a second term. "It's kind of like Civil War surgery: If you're going to take someone's leg off, then do it quickly," said Rod Kiewiet, a Caltech political science professor. History suggests that approach can succeed. Gov. Ronald Reagan approved...
  • Actors and Politicians

    12/31/2003 5:57:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 157+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 12-31-03 | Reese, Charley
    Actors And Politicians There are striking similarities between successful actors and successful politicians. I've had the opportunity to observe both, and I know. Take charisma, for example. Charisma is nothing more than a high level of energy. We all instinctively recognize that energy equals life, and so when we run into people who exude an above-average level of energy, we are attracted to them, sort of like moths to a flame. Both successful actors and successful politicians have an extraordinarily high level of human energy. Except for mountain climbing, there is hardly a more grueling activity than a political campaign....
  • CA: Fiscal crisis,lack of charisma led to recall/Multiple reasons bring about unprecedented vote

    07/24/2003 10:03:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 258+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/25/03 | Mark Simon - SF Chronicle Political Writer
    <p>It is being called the perfect political storm -- a confluence of events, personalities and politics that combined to bring about this historic moment in California, a vote to recall a governor.</p> <p>Never before has the state faced this combination of circumstances: fiscal and economic crises, unprecedented voter disenchantment with politics and state leadership, an ambitious millionaire willing to bankroll a recall election, a Legislature dominated by inexperience and a governor devoid of charismatic leadership or tactical skills that might help evade the gathering storm.</p>