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  • Libertarians Versus Conservatives

    06/11/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 206 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | John Stossel
    Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that. Most libertarians believe our attempts to create or support democracy around the world have made us new enemies, and done harm as well as good. We want less military spending. Some conservatives respond to that by calling us isolationists, but we're not. I want to participate in the world; I just don't want to run it. I'm glad Americans trade with other countries -- trade both goods and people. It's great we sell foreigners our music, movies, ideas, etc. And through dealing...
  • Putin: Gay people will be safe at Olympics if they ‘leave kids alone’

    01/18/2014 1:41:55 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | By Kathy Lally
    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone. Putin met with a group of volunteers in the Olympic mountain venue at Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi on Friday to wish them success at the Games. During a question-and-answer session, a volunteer asked him about Russia’s attitudes toward gays, a subject that has provoked worldwide controversy, and Putin offered what was apparently meant to be a reassuring answer for visitors to the Olympics. “One can feel calm and at ease,” he said. “Just leave kids alone, please.”...
  • Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

    12/28/2013 9:58:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 12:12 PM EST | David Crary and Nomaan Merchant
    The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications—ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades. Yet despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are rooting for the change to be a non-event, comparable to another New Year’s Day in 2000 when widespread fears of digital-clock chaos to start the new millennium proved unfounded. “My hope is there will be the same effect this Jan. 1 as the Y2K scare,” said Brad...
  • The Shocking Second HIV Epidemic Among U.S. Gay Men That No One Is Talking About

    08/27/2012 8:33:16 PM PDT · by fwdude · 59 replies
    Alternet ^ | August 15, 2012 | Michael Bouldin
    Pop quiz, no cheating allowed: if you had to guess, would you say that HIV and AIDS rates among gay men in the United States are A) declining, B) remaining stable, or C) rising? The correct answer is C) rising, at an alarming 8% per year . HIV incidence -- that is, the proportion of a population infected -- among gay men in the United States rises by that amount every year since at least 2001. Overall, this incidence, at 15.4% cumulatively, is just slightly lower than the incidence among gay men in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • ACLU lawyer wants Chick-fil-A supporters to gorge on transfats

    07/30/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2012 | Robert Knight
    If you support Chick-fil-A in the face of left-wing nutcase attacks over the restaurant chain’s support of traditional marriage, ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose has some advice:“Did you see that politicians Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are now trying to rally all homophobes to eat at Chick-fil-A? I’m thrilled. In fact, I encourage all bigots to load up on transfats and carbohydrates. Go ahead — eat your heart out on the “Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit” breakfast! Mmmm.”Presumably, her idea is to trigger heart attacks.In her July 27 ACLU blog post entitled “Menino v. Chick-fil-A,” Ms. Rose revealed...
  • Judge rules school must allow access to sexually explicit LGBT sites

    03/14/2012 6:46:53 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 85 replies
    Greely Gazette ^ | March 14, 2012 | Jack Minor
    A federal judge has ordered a Missouri school district to unblock its web filters and give students access to sexually explicit material by the middle of March. A US District Judge issued a preliminary junction against the Camdenton R – III School District banning them from using filtering software. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the district claiming it was deliberately restricting access to homosexual themed sites, while allowing students to view what it claims are “anti-LG BT sites that condemn homosexuality.” In issuing its ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri said...
  • Is Bert from Sesame Street gay? (statements, songs & events on show suggest...)

    10/26/2010 1:23:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 26, 2010 | Murray Wardrop
    (edit)  But Bert has now ignited fresh debate about his sexuality after using a slang word for gay to describe himself. In a message posted on Twitter about the premiere of the recent A-Team film remake, the mono-browed Muppet said on his official page: "Ever notice how similar my hair is to Mr. T's? "The only difference is mine is a little more 'mo,' a little less 'hawk.'" The remark meant nothing to most readers, but sparked intrigue in certain gay circles, where "mo" is shorthand for "homosexual". Writing on the gay blog AfterElton.com, Ed Kennedy noted that the tweet...
  • Indiana Legislators Want to Defund Kinsey Institute

    10/21/2010 10:20:06 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 21, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    In light of voluminous evidence that pioneering sexologist Alfred Kinsey and his associates were guilty not only of scientific fraud but serious criminality – culminating this week with WND's exposé of one victim of Kinsey's notorious "child sexuality" studies conducted by pedophile "researchers" – Indiana legislators are calling for the defunding of the Kinsey Institute, located on the campus of state-subsidized Indiana University. State representatives Cindy Noe and Woody Burton emphasized that any effort to cut off the Kinsey Institute hinges on electing Republican majorities in the state legislature. "I don't think the Kinsey Institute is a proper use of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pedophiles Find a Home for Social Networking -- on Facebook

    09/29/2010 10:41:03 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | September 28, 2010 | Jane Winter
    The world’s largest pro-pedophilia advocacy group uses Facebook to connect with its members throughout the world; to find and exchange photos of children; to hone its members' predatory behavior; and to identify, target and reel in child victims, an investigation by FoxNews.com reveals. Facebook says it has a strict policy against the posting of content that supports groups engaged in child exploitation, yet a simple, five-second search on Facebook, conducted on Sept. 23, yielded dozens of pages devoted to the infamous North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). Many of those pages featured numerous photos of unnamed boys, some of whom...
  • Atlanta Tops Gayest-Cities List

    01/21/2010 11:54:03 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies · 2,015+ views
    Newser ^ | 1-21-10
    Newser) – Using criteria like the number of same-sex-couple households per capita, gay elected officials, gay bars and gay films among Netflix favorites, the Advocate crowns Atlanta as the gayest city in the US. Some reasons why, and the rest of the top five: 1. * Though “Georgia isn’t the most gay-friendly state,” Mike Albo writes, “Atlanta guys are hunky, the ladies are gracious, the gay sports leagues are seriously well organized, and its housewives (and their gay BFFs, complete with handbags and heels) are now camp icons.” 2. * Burlington, Vt.: Hub of the state’s gay-rights efforts, and “nearby...
  • Kevin Jennings' GLSEN Passed Out Gay Hook-Up Bar Directories to Teens

    12/09/2009 12:01:16 PM PST · by massmike · 24 replies · 1,619+ views
    massresistance.net ^ | 12/09/2009 | n/a
    Clearly, Kevin Jennings' GLSEN did/does not follow policies that safeguard children. There seems to be a pattern here. At GLSEN conferences in Atlanta (1999), Chicago (2000), and Boston (2005), teenage attendees were able to pick up directories to gay "leather" bars (where homosexuals meet for anonymous sex and sadomasochistic "play"). In 2005, GLSEN recommended the infamous "Ramrod" bar in Boston in the Little Black Book: Queer in the 21st Century, handed out to teens at their Boston conference. (The booklet described the Ramrod: "oldschool speakeasy. Leather, denim. Woof."),and Leather Bar: a bar frequented by gays, often sadomasochists, dressed typically in...
  • Liberal Media Bias: CBS's Charles Cooper Legitimizes the "Teabagger" Slur ... By Using It Himself

    08/07/2009 3:57:44 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 18 replies · 748+ views
    Vocal Minority (via GP via Doug Ross) ^ | 8/7/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    You would expect the radical leftists on the MSNBC shows or in the Obama administration to use the sexual slur “teabagger” used against Tea Partiers. By this they show their true colors: admitting that protesting against policies of the POTUS and the federal government is only patriotic and commendable when the government is Republican and the protesters are not. But now using the slur against the thousands of patriotic Americans who have actually consulted a U.S. Constitution some point over the past few months has become fair game to the compliant mainstream media. Doug Ross [via Gateway Pundit] reports on...
  • Because I can't just sit around and look adroable all the time...

    06/12/2008 2:27:30 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 27 replies · 155+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/12/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    Just for kicks and giggles--- this homegrown Texas conservative likes to get her kicks (occasionally) by visiting the other side of the fence (and no, I don't mean Mexico) ... The metaphorical fence that separates liberals from conservatives... Whenever I lack inspiration for a blog post, or just generally want to get fired up about my country or my party I visit some of my favorite liberal blogs to stir up some good ol' fashioned trouble... Here's what I noticed...it is nearly impossible to have an open dialogue with liberals. You can't have an opinion contrary to theirs even if...
  • Return of the chicken hawks

    10/23/2007 7:46:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 92+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/23/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, has become the Democrats' Ann Coulter - he keeps saying things that aggrandize him while discrediting his political persuasion. Last week, after President Bush vetoed a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program to cover not only poor but also middle-class children, Stark accused Republicans of wanting "to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send them to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuked Stark for his "inappropriate" comments. Stark then issued a new statement:...
  • Philly City Council Ends 79-Year Boy Scout Lease Over Refusal to Accept Homosexual Leaders

    06/01/2007 5:08:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 1,551+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/1/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Philadelphia City Council voted yesterday to end a nearly 80-year-old lease held by the Boy Scouts local branch over the group's adherence to a national policy banning actively homosexual leaders. The ongoing dispute pitted the Scouts' Cradle of Liberty Council against homosexual activists over the organization's refusal to adopt an official policy welcoming homosexuals into leadership. The City, under pressure by activist groups, wants the Scouts to either alter the organization's policy or start paying market rent for the use of the historical Beaux Arts building, where the Scout headquarters has been...
  • Senate Democrat Leaders: None served in Vietnam (or any of the services)

    11/15/2006 6:54:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies · 1,676+ views
    The New Senate "leadership": Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Pat Murray, and Dick Durbin. I looked at their Senate bio web sites. None of these "leaders" ever served in Vietnam, and I have yet to find in their bio any mention of ANY of them serving in any of our armed forces. And these people want to make decisions for our TROOPS?? I think they're chickenhawks. Here are their bio sites:Chuck Schumer (without a doubt the most egotistical of the four--his web site bio area is a freakin' shrine to himself): Schumer's Narcissistic Web SiteHarry Reid: Harry Reid's tiny print bioPat...
  • Chicken Hawks for Casey. NAMBLA backing?

    10/23/2006 8:04:22 PM PDT · by Ditto · 8 replies · 494+ views
    Vanity | Ditto
    For those who do not know the "older definition" of the term 'Chicken Hawk,' it was at one time the term for homosexuals who had a penchant for young, (underage) boys. I received a flyer in the mail today from an organization called Vote Kids (votekids.org) that attacks Rick Santorum as being anti children. On a cursory investigation of this organization, I found more questions than answers. The flyer is typical of many this season (frankly from both sides) full of misstatements and distortions. It accuses Santorum and Bush of being "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and harming children. I went...
  • Strange birds indeed Doves more like vultures who feast on bad news

    03/20/2006 12:13:46 PM PST · by zzen01 · 8 replies · 527+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | Mon, March 20, 2006 | By Ezra Levant
    In foreign affairs, a "dove" refers to someone who opposes war and a "hawk" refers to someone who supports war.
  • Dad Says His Son 'Damaged' by Homosexual Indoctrination at State-Sponsored Program

    02/09/2006 5:36:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 532 replies · 6,916+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 02.09.04 | Jim Brown
    Two Christian parents say their son was a victim of homosexual indoctrination at the prestigious "Governor's School of North Carolina."The Governor's School of North Carolina describes itself as "program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses." But one North Carolina couple is suffering some after effects of their son's involvement in the program. Jim and Beverly Burrows say after their son attended a Governor's School seminar called "The New Gay Teenager," he began telling them he was unsure of his "sexual orientation."The parents believe the seminar was intentionally scheduled as the last optional...
  • Responding to the Chickenhawk Argument

    12/04/2005 2:11:59 AM PST · by Gordongekko909 · 54 replies · 1,225+ views
    Vanity | Mike Merritt
    I've noticed several leftists pulling the "chickenhawk" argument with impunity. Probably the most public example of this is Michael Moore in Farenheit 911 pointing out that only one member of Congress has a kid serving in Iraq, and that the rest of Congress is cowardly for not "sending" their kids to Iraq (which makes no sense, as the military is all-volunteer). Something else that I've noticed is the lackluster and, to be frank, wussy response to this argument. The response that I've seen on FR and other places, including from Rush, is generally something along the lines of "we live...
  • Putting the “Chicken Hawk” Label to Bed

    11/18/2005 7:00:01 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 7 replies · 534+ views
    The Tin Ear/MND ^ | Friday, November 18, 2005 | Will Malven
    Next time you hear some idiot Liberal identify a Conservative as a “chicken hawk,” tell him or her to go buy a gun. Yep, that’s right, tell him to go buy a gun and when next he needs the police to rescue him from a burglar, or robber, or mugger, or car-jacker, or angry neighbor, take care of it himself. After all, Liberals wouldn’t want to ask somebody else’s “boy” to risk being killed unless they themselves were willing to put on a police uniform and do the job themselves. That is essentially what they are telling those of us...
  • High School Hosts "National Coming Out"

    10/19/2005 5:28:54 AM PDT · by USA Girl · 80 replies · 1,509+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 19, 2005
    I think it's time parents start their own "National Coming Out" and pull their kids out of public schools for good. __________________________________________________________ High school hosts 'National Coming Out' Parents protest campus events, including 'gay' film festival A Maryland high school is observing "National Coming Out Week" with events organized by the campus Gay/Straight Alliance, prompting protests from parents. The activities at Pikesville High School in Pikesville, Md., near Baltimore – all approved by school officials – include pink and rainbow shirt day and a homosexual film festival, according to local WJZ-TV. An angry father told the station he believes students...
  • Time Magazine, School Event Expose Massive Cultural Campaign to Promote Homosexuality to Kids

    10/09/2005 10:45:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 147 replies · 3,957+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | October 7, 2005 | Robert Knight and Benjamin Frichtl
    A TIME magazine cover story and a recent pro-homosexual school event should leave no doubt that homosexual activists are recruiting kids into homosexual sex and a “gay” identity, using “tolerance” as a ruse. The TIME October 10 piece, “The Battle Over Gay Teens,” which includes not a single reference to the extremely dangerous medical consequences of homosexual behavior, especially for boys, includes these details: • A cocktail party in Manhattan with billionaire liquor magnate Edgar Bronfman, Sr. and Clinton political strategist David Mixner was held in May to raise money for the Point Foundation, a scholarship program to turn “gay”...
  • Marriage boosts prosperity, helps children-US study (Same Sex Marriage Trojan Horse Alert)

    09/14/2005 5:11:19 AM PDT · by gobucks · 20 replies · 575+ views
    Reuters ^ | 14 Sept 05 | Reuters
    Stable marriage can increase the financial prosperity of couples and improves the lives of American children, including those being raised by same-sex couples, according to a report released on Tuesday. The report by the Brookings Institution and Princeton University showed that while the poor see lack of money as a barrier to marriage, even when they have children out of wedlock, healthy marriage actually ensures them healthier finances in the long run. "The decline in two-parent families since 1960 has been closely linked with a rise in child poverty, primarily because poverty rates are far higher in single-mother families than...
  • Roanoke, VA Gay Pride Festival - Theme: "SWEET 16, CRUISIN' FOR A KISS" - WACHOVIA CORP IS SPONSOR

    09/13/2005 6:42:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 53 replies · 1,933+ views
    Roanoke Pride, Inc. ^ | September 13, 2005 | Roanoke Pride, Inc.
    Yes, it's their 16th annual "festival," but "SWEET SIXTEEN Cruisin' for a Kiss" (see the website) is just a little too obvious of an in-your-face double entendre. May I point out that in Virginia, sixteen year olds are minors, i.e., contributing to the delinquency of a minor, statutory rape, etc. That's nothing to be proud about! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ September means Pride! RoanokePride, Inc. is the guiding force behind the month-long series of activities known collectively as Pride. The centerpiece of our Pride celebration is the Pride-in-the-Park festival. Since it's inception in 1989, this gathering is the largest annual gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender event in...
  • Playing “Chickenhawk.” Left-wing platitudes.

    08/17/2005 9:51:24 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 52 replies · 1,238+ views
    NRO ^ | August 17, 2005, 7:59 a.m. | Jonah Goldberg
    "Cindy Sheehan, the mother of Casey Sheehan, an American soldier who was killed in Iraq . . . " That's the sentence Cindy Sheehan and her increasingly lugubrious p.r. machine want every news story about her to begin with. Nobody likes the idea of criticizing a woman who's lost her son in such circumstances. The hope has been that the high wall of Mrs. Sheehan's "moral authority" will allow her to say whatever she pleases and that nobody will say boo about it for fear of seeming insensitive to what must be unimaginable anguish. Still, even some of her supporters...
  • It's Time to Call Out the Chicken Doves

    08/14/2005 6:28:20 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 3 replies · 165+ views
    August 14, 2005 | PittsburghAfterDark
    I know that many here get tired of the holier than thou espousing of those on the left about the war in Iraq. Military campaigns and battle plans never survive first contact with enemy forces. It's always up to enlisted men and low level officers to deal with fluid combat situations and high level officers to deal with the changing dynamics of the strategic positions of their forces and missions. That said the military never has an easy going against hostile forces despite the often inflated claims of military contractors, air power advocates and arm chair generals claiming not enough...
  • Storms Irate At Gay Flier At A Library

    06/25/2005 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 49 replies · 977+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 6/25/05 | Mark Holan & Ellen Gedalius
    Should Hillsborough County libraries direct young people to outside agencies and Web sites where they can explore questions about their sexuality, possibly without parental consent? Hillsborough County Commissioner Ronda Storms doesn't think so. Storms said Friday a pamphlet distributed in the Gay Pride Month display at West Gate Regional Library bolsters the county's policy decision banning promotion of gay pride events. ``It confirms to me that this is the right thing to do,'' Storms said, steering the policy away from charges of discrimination and censorship. The pamphlet ``Lesbian & Gay Support Groups: You are not alone!'' includes telephone numbers and...
  • Congress Job Approval at 35%, Lowest in Eight Years

    05/10/2005 6:23:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 56 replies · 1,501+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | May 10, 2005 | David W. Moore
     About 4 in 10 Americans say most congressional reps unethicalPRINCETON, NJ -- These are not good days for Congress. The latest Gallup survey shows that only 35% of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, and almost 4 in 10 say most Republicans and, separately, most Democrats in Congress are unethical. When asked about members of Congress going on a trip funded by a lobbyist, an action that has caused House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to come under severe criticism and possible investigation by the House ethics committee, more than 8 in 10 say it is at...
  • Gay students are offered special college scholarships

    09/13/2004 4:04:28 PM PDT · by MikalM · 50 replies · 2,004+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/13/04 | LISA LEFF
    Alyn Libman won a $15,000-a-year scholarship to the University of California at Berkeley with a resume that showed more than just Libman's athletic achievement and academic potential. It also showed years of ridicule, beatings and threats, along with Libman's decision to become a boy in 11th grade. "It felt amazing to actually be embraced by someone who didn't just dismiss me for being different," said Libman, a 19-year-old aspiring civil rights lawyer and the first transgendered person to win a scholarship from The Point Foundation, a Chicago nonprofit organization that has awarded more than $1 million to college-bound gays since...
  • A belated response from our esteemed (cough, cough) Senator Lautenberg

    06/15/2004 8:58:30 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 9 replies · 141+ views
    e-mail | June 15, 2004 | Frank Lautenberg
    June 15, 2004 Dear _______________________: Thank you for expressing your opinion about my April 28th speech on the Senate floor. I appreciate your concerns about the political tensions triggered by America’s mission in Iraq and this year’s Presidential campaign. Regarding your letter, I feel it is important to clarify the circumstances surrounding my speech. Nothing concerns me more than the well-being of American troops. As a veteran of World War II who served in the European theatre, I have first-hand knowledge of the rigors and chaos of war. My experiences in Europe left me with a lasting commitment to provide...
  • Publisher Pulls Books From Amazon.com In Protest "Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers"

    06/09/2004 7:07:14 AM PDT · by esryle · 33 replies · 586+ views
    SEATTLE -- A controversial book has one local publisher pulling his books off the Internet giant Amazon.com. Larry Reynolds, a Shoreline publisher of recreational boating guides, wants Amazon.com to stop selling a book called "Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers," which he says promotes relationships between grown men and young boys. "A lot of people out there just aren't aware that Amazon is doing it," he said. For the past year, Reynolds has written numerous letters to the Internet company to try and convince it to drop the title. When the company refused to budge, Reynolds pulled his company's books off...
  • Kerry Redoubles His Attack Over the War

    05/29/2004 12:23:01 AM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 155+ views
    NY Times ^ | 29MAY04 | ROBIN TONER
    GREEN BAY, Wis., May 28 - Senator John Kerry promised an occasionally tearful gathering of soldiers, veterans and their families here on Friday that as president he would bring the troops home from Iraq "as fast as possible." He also attacked the Bush administration as insensitive to the human toll of the war. Noting that Paul D. Wolfowitz, the deputy defense secretary, was unable to tell a recent Congressional hearing how many American soldiers had died in Iraq, Mr. Kerry declared, "You'd think that every day they'd be conscious of exactly what the cost is." Advertisement Mr. Kerry's comments came...
  • So who are these chickenhawks?

    05/05/2004 5:42:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 160+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 5, 2004 | Jack Kelly
    On April 22nd, six Republican Congressmen took to the floor of the House to criticize Sen. John Kerry for statements he made accusing soldiers in Vietnam of routinely committing grisly war crimes. Former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga), who lost two legs and an arm in Vietnam, was scathing in his criticism of their criticism of Kerry: "All these are, are a bunch of chickenhawks who never went to war, never felt a wound, but are so quick to criticize a man who went to war and got wounded doing it," Cleland said. So who are these chickenhawks? One is Rep....
  • "Chicken Hawk"

    04/28/2004 9:43:46 AM PDT · by cvq3842 · 41 replies · 350+ views
    The Democrats love to use this term to describe Republicans who did not serve in Viet Nam, but who support the Iraq war. I will repeat the usual objections to this offensive tactic. If we always picked the person with the most impressive military record, Bob Dole would have been President and Bill Clinton would still be somewhere in Arkansas. Also, I think criminals should be caught, fires should be put out, and that military action is sometimes necessary. Is my opinion of less value because I am not a policeman, fireman, or soldier? Also, does the idea that we...
  • Clashes: Their way is not our way – but we must adapt to their way

    04/20/2004 1:01:31 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 4 replies · 97+ views
    National Review ^ | April 20, 2004 | David Pryce-Jones
    The murder of four American civilian contractors in Fallujah, and then the instant defilement of their corpses, is conspicuously barbarous. So is the maltreatment of hostages, and the threat to burn them alive. Barbarous but not surprising: people who have been brutalised as thoroughly as Iraqis commit brutalities as though that were normal. Context determines behaviour. For as long as anyone can remember, Iraq has been in the hands of some thug whose will is the only law. No institutions of any kind have ever existed to mediate among interests. To protect themselves, people can only turn to those of...
  • War on Appeasement

    04/09/2004 6:40:11 AM PDT · by view from the middle · 207+ views
    opinioneditorials.com ^ | 04/09/2004 | Paul Cappitelli
    There is a global war on terrorism that is being fought in many countries throughout the world. The enemies of peace, freedom, and civilization have been fighting this war, unhindered until very recently, for decades. It took us from November of 1979 to September of 2001, an astonishing 21 years and 11 months, to commit ourselves to treating the terrorism on the US as a war on our country and our way of life. In November of 1979 a revolution swept across Iran, resulting in the overthrow of the US backed Shah and the beginning of the radical Islamist movement’s...
  • They Scare Ted Kennedy, Anyway (Cowardly Iraqi Insurgents)

    04/08/2004 1:09:20 PM PDT · by GeorgiaYankee · 19 replies · 160+ views
    OpinionJournal Best of the Web ^ | 4/8/2004 | James Taranto
    <p>"The Americans think we are afraid while we recognise them as cowards," said the young man, the commander of this small band of fighters in this village. "We have many heroes who are standing here and elsewhere. We will not be afraid of their tanks and their weapons and their other equipment. We will stay until we defeat them."</p>
  • William Kristol: Honour the slain by crushing mob

    04/05/2004 9:53:28 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 9 replies · 103+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 06, 2004 | William Kristol
    THE similarity struck everyone right away: Mogadishu, October 3, 1993; Fallujah, March 31, 2004. But we cannot permit these two outrages to be similar in their effect. At this key moment, the Bush administration has to ensure that the reactions to Fallujah and Mogadishu go down in the history books as studies in contrast, not in similarity. Mogadishu triggered, in a few months, the withdrawal of US troops from Somalia and victory for those who killed US soldiers. Slaughter in Rwanda followed in a few months - a slaughter The Economist (on the 10th anniversary) has called "the purest genocide...
  • Supreme Court rejects Boy Scouts' appeal

    03/08/2004 11:26:44 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 50 replies · 295+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2004
    LAW OF THE LANDSupreme Court rejects Boy Scouts' appealState can exclude group due to policy against homosexual leaders Posted: March 8, 20044:45 p.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed Connecticut to exclude the Boy Scouts of America from a state charitable program because of the Scouts' policy barring avowed homosexuals from leadership. Critics said the high court's refusal to revisit the ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals threatens not only the First Amendment right to expressive association but also the right to free exercise of religion. The decision has "far reaching implications that could threaten the...
  • Two-Day Workshop Designed for Molestation of Teenagers

    02/17/2004 6:53:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 90 replies · 648+ views
    Masachusetts News ^ | 2/17/04 | Pawlick
    A two-day workshop that will mix "children" from ages 14-22 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 13-14, at Simmons College, Boston. Does GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educational Network) check the birth certificates of those who attend this session which is designed for molestation of teenagers? Of course not. It undoubtedly will include 12- and 13-year-olds as well, plus some at 25, 26 or older. This is the lifeblood of homosexuality. It is men in their twenties molesting the 13-year-olds. Once entrapped, the vulnerable boy finds it extremely difficult to get out of the lifestyle and in a...
  • AH, FREEDOM (ACLU and NAMBLA Fighting For Americans)

    12/07/2003 5:53:55 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 33 replies · 325+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 12/6/2003 | Rocco DeStefano
    Editor, Naples Daily News: Jeffrey Curley was a 10-year-old who had his bike stolen in October 1997 in Massachusetts. Charles Jaynes was a member of the North American Man-Boy Love Association. The association publishes literature on the subject of how to trick and sexually molest young boys and avoid prosecution. Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari learned of his stolen bike and lured Jeffrey into their vehicle by offering him another bike and then proceeded to sexually sodomize him. When Jeffrey tried to resist, Jaynes smothered him with rags soaked in gasoline. They then dumped his body in a river. The men...
  • 254 'boy words'

    08/26/2003 7:53:07 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 48 replies · 1,138+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/14/2000 | Dr. Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education
    Tuesday, November 14, 2000 254 'boy words' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editor's note: The following column contains content of a sexual nature that some readers may find objectionable. Those debating whether homosexuals should be scout leaders should take a look at the dictionary to help decide whether or not homosexuals have an inordinate interest in young boys. Or is it really as gay rights leaders say -- they just labor in young boys' best interests. Let's look it up and see if pederasts (men who sexually assault boys) comprise just a small cadre within the much larger male homosexual population. The dictionary I...
  • Springfield man gets 103-year sentence for sexually abusing children (OR)

    06/27/2003 2:49:00 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 21 replies · 372+ views
    Springfield man gets 103-year sentence for sexually abusing children (Eugene-AP) - A former Boy Scout leader from Lane County was sentenced to 103 years in prison Thursday in Eugene after being convicted of 17 counts of sodomizing boys. Prosecutors say Steven Jeremy Freeman sexually abused and sodomized ten young boys. He operated a sports card shop in Springfield. He lived in back, where police say the abuses took place. Assistant District Attorney Alex Gardner pushed for a long sentence, saying that pedophiles typically do not reform. The sentences are covered by Measure eleven, which means that they sentence cannot...
  • Justices Void Prison Term Given Gay Teenager in Kansas

    06/27/2003 12:59:10 PM PDT · by Stingray51 · 313 replies · 893+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2003 | DAVID STOUT
    WASHINGTON, June 27 — In one of the first consequences of its landmark ruling on gay rights on Thursday, the Supreme Court today set aside the lengthy prison sentence imposed on a gay Kansas teenager for having had sex with a younger boy. In a brief order with little elaboration, the court vacated the 17-year sentence imposed in 2000 on the defendant, Matthew Limon, and returned the case to the Kansas courts "for further consideration in light of Lawrence v. Texas." The case of Lawrence v. Texas, which was decided on Thursday and overturned an Texas antisodomy law, upheld the...
  • Return of the Chicken Hawks

    10/30/2002 2:15:54 AM PST · by liberallarry · 4 replies · 156+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2002 | Michael Kelly
    The general trump-it-all insult that the antiwar crowd aims at the pro-war crowd these days is a neat little portmanteau term that manages to impute, at once, cowardice, ignorance, selfishness, bloodlust (as long as the blood spills from others' veins) and hypocrisy: "chicken hawk."
  • Military backgrounds of leaders

    10/10/2002 8:22:29 PM PDT · by logician2u · 30 replies · 440+ views
    AP ^ | 10/10/2002
  • The Chicken Hawk Factor

    09/09/2002 7:33:11 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 16 replies · 210+ views
    AlterNet ^ | 9/9/2002 | Jim Lobe
    "There's more combat experience on the 7th floor of the State Department than in the entire Office of the Secretary of Defense," quipped the high-ranking State Department official to a room filled with senior military officers last month. The statement "generated riotous applause," according to an eyewitness quoted in the Nelson Report, a private newsletter subscribed to by foreign-policy heavyweights and embassies in Washington. The incident revealed the growing importance of the "Chicken Hawk" factor in the increasingly rancorous debate over the Bush administration's push toward war on Iraq and beyond. At the moment, the military brass is leading the...
  • The Chickenhawk Defense

    08/30/2002 8:05:25 AM PDT · by aynrandy · 8 replies · 186+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 08.30.02 | David Harsanyi
    Whether or not most Americans agree, there may be a multitude of lucid reasons why the United States should avoid a preemptive military strike against Iraq. Problem is, most of arguments employed by anti-war pundits these days are at best unconvincing and at worst ridiculous. Let's concentrate on the ridiculous. Pacifists love to identify members of the pro-war crowd as 'chickenhawks,' a term sloppily applied to those who advocate military solutions to political problems yet themselves have never served in uniform during wartime. The ubiquitous cheap shot implicates certain Washington bureaucrats and writers lacking the moral authority to advocate the...