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  • Justice Watch: Judge Zabel Perfect Fit For High-Profile Gay Marriage Ban Case

    07/26/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Business Review ^ | 2/21/14 | John Pacenti
    Attorneys familiar with the judge assigned to a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriages say she is perfectly suited for the controversial case challenging a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008.... Attorney Michael Gongora, the first openly gay member of the Miami Beach City Commission, said six couples challenging the state law on constitutional grounds could do far worse than Zabel on this hot-button issue. "Judge Zabel is a good judge for this case," said Gongora, a partner with Becker & Poliakoff in Coral Gables.
  • GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails

    05/16/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails By Andrew Johnson May 16, 2013 10:03 AM Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said the White House e-mails about Benghazi that were released last night were “hand-selected” to leave out other important documents. “I know absolutely, for total certainty, this is just but a small smidgeon of what they have,” Chaffetz said. There are 25,000-pages worth of documents, he said, but the White House released only100 total pages. “The White House has hand-selected these,” he added.
  • Ten Neo-Confederate Myths

    03/10/2013 8:19:44 AM PDT · by BroJoeK · 902 replies
    March 9, 2013 | vanity
    Ten Neo-Confederate Myths (+one) "Secession was not all about slavery." In fact, a study of the earliest secessionists documents shows, when they bother to give reasons at all, their only major concern was to protect the institution of slavery. For example, four seceding states issued "Declarations of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify Secession from the Federal Union". These documents use words like "slavery" and "institution" over 100 times, words like "tax" and "tariff" only once (re: a tax on slaves), "usurpation" once (re: slavery in territories), "oppression" once (re: potential future restrictions on slavery). So secession wasn't just...
  • What did the Early Church believe about the authority of Scripture? (sola Scriptura)

    02/08/2011 11:08:38 AM PST · by Gamecock · 209 replies
    Christian Answers ^ | William Webster
    The sixteenth century Reformation was responsible for restoring to the Church the principle of sola Scriptura, a principle that had been operative within the Church from the very beginning of the post apostolic age.Initially the apostles taught orally, but with the close of the apostolic age, all special revelation that God wanted preserved for man was codified in the written Scriptures. Sola Scriptura is the teaching, founded on the Scriptures themselves, that there is only one special revelation from God that man possesses today, the written Scriptures or the Bible. Consequently the Scriptures are materially sufficient and are by their...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Cherries ripe, ready in Leona Valley

    06/15/2009 12:39:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | June 14, 2009 | RICH BREAULT
    LEONA VALLEY - It's time to get pickin'. The cherry season in Leona Valley is in full swing this weekend with nearly 20 U-pick ranches opening their orchards. The cherry season is expected to extend through the end of June or until orchards are picked clean. Most orchards will open at 8 a.m. today. "I believe nearly all of us has a decent crop," said Chuck Fluharty. "Hardly anyone got froze out this year. I know we're better off than we were last year. Windy Ridge features three varieties of cherries - Bing, Rainier and Black Tartarians. Other varieties grown...
  • It's cherry-pickin' time

    06/04/2007 11:48:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Monday, June 4, 2007. | JAMES RUFUS KOREN
    LEONA VALLEY - The cherries are ripe, the orchards are open and the locals will be celebrating on Saturday. The 35th annual Leona Valley Cherry Festival, which starts at 11 a.m. with a parade through town, will feature a craft show, plenty of food and, of course, hand-picked cherries from the community's local orchards. "The orchards will be open, so you can go and stuff yourself with cherries," parade organizer Jim Bonn said. This year's theme is "Cherry Trees and Bumble Bees," an homage to longtime Leona Valley resident and orchard owner "Big John" Mayfield, who died in December. Mayfield...
  • NY Times Ignores Consequences of Iraq Withdrawal

    02/05/2007 4:09:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies · 445+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's no denying that the recently-released National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq is anything but rosy. But the key question is 'where do we go from here?' The answer, for every one of the Dem presidential contenders, is 'home,' at varying rates of speed. In editorializing on the NIE report, don't you think, then, that it would have been appropriate for the New York Times to mention what the report foresaw as the result of a hasty withdrawal? But the Times had better things to do with its ink, spending most of its editorial spinning the recent military success in Najaf...
  • Plan would dump Colorado's winner-take-all vote in Nov.

    07/31/2004 6:04:04 AM PDT · by mondoman · 95 replies · 6,332+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | 7/31/04 | John J. Sanko
    Colorado could become the first state to scrap its winner-take-all system of casting electoral college votes for president and replace it with one based on a percentage of the popular vote. Supporters of the Make Your Vote Count campaign filed petitions containing more than 130,000 names Friday with state election officials. "And close to 20 percent of them (the signatures) are from Republicans," said Democratic political consultant Rick Ridder, campaign spokesman. "We see this as a multi-partisan effort." The measure would go into effect immediately for this year's presidential battle if voters approve. Had it been in effect here four...
  • ZOT!! Difference between "I'm sure" and "I think"

    07/29/2004 12:35:57 PM PDT · by epistimes · 114 replies · 1,909+ views
    Enter Waxman ^ | July 29, 2004 | Bill Oreilly patronizer
    Bush lied: * Bush allowed the neocons to create the Office of Special Plans to circumvent normal intelligence vetting procedures, * he asked only for info the backed his views and thus is guilty of cherry-picking data, * he distorted CIA reports in public speeches by removing caveats and disagreements between government agencies, * he used false logic ("we know he had em cause he used em"), * he jumped the gun several times after the invasion, saying we had "found WMD", and * he allowed Cheney to continue to make statements that were being contradicted by the CIA....
  • The Money Trail (Minority set aside goes wrong)

    11/20/2002 9:18:54 AM PST · by staytrue · 7 replies · 228+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 17, 2002 | Sun Staff
    July 1995 Maryland pension system decides to use more minority money managers. Fall 1996 Nathan A. Chapman Jr. buys Minority Equity Trust, a fund invested in by a collection of minority-owned firms. One MET client is state pension system. December 1996 Chapman, as new MET owner, signs contract with pension system to manage some of its money. January 1997 Chapman signs contract with Alan B. Bond making Bond a manager in MET. Gives Bond $10 million in pension money to invest. January 1998 Chapman gets additional $40 million in pension money; gives $5 million of that to Bond to invest....