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  • Letter: The case for Kasich

    02/17/2016 6:56:25 AM PST · by EBH · 24 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 2/7/2016 | Former Senator GORDON J. HUMPHREY
    We need a president who knows how to work cooperatively with independents, Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton had that ability. So does John Kasich. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress, John Kasich, with bipartisan support, literally balanced the federal budget four years running and repaid $560 billion of the national debt – nearly 10 percent. As governor of Ohio, again with bipartisan support, John Kasich balanced the state’s budget, converting an $8 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus, cutting taxes $5 billion. Ohio’s economy is roaring, with over 400,000 new private sector...
  • The President of No!

    11/13/2014 10:00:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 13, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- In the gloom of the day after last week's election I think even his allies in the media expected something more from the Prophet Barack Obama. After all, he had just suffered through a wave election and he was left soaking wet. He did not merely lose this wave election. He was swamped. Republicans were victorious practically everywhere. At times they won by double digits: Senator Mitch McConnell won by 15 points, Arkansas' Senator-elect Tom Cotton by 17 points. And forget not the governorships: Ohio's John Kasich by 31 points, South Carolina's Nikki Haley by 15 points. The...
  • Who me? Let go?

    A teaching on Choice 3 of Life's Healing Choices, a book used by the Celebrate Recovery 12 Step ministry of Victory Church, Audubon, Pennsylvania. Learn how to access the power of God to overcome bondages and addiction. Here the rest of the "I once was..." series at
  • These Amazon reviews for Hillary Clintons new book are HILARIOUS

    06/12/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Young ^ | 6/12/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    Here are some of the funniest reviews for Hillarys new book on Amazon. As of right now, the 1 star reviews have a commanding lead. Sickening: I became violently ill before finishing the first chapter and had to burn it in a bio-hazard incinerator. Dangerous stuff. Boring: The directions on shampoo were more interesting than this. I feel like the Clintons owe me 4 hours of my life back. Toilet Paper: Totally unequivocally pure unadulterated stinky no good terrible crap. I would not recommend using this as toilet paper, maybe kindling, do not waste your money.
  • Window Into the Future

    05/28/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 28, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The problem with the U.S. Veterans Affairs giving inferior and delayed care to veterans is a good window into the future of Obamacare. Both the VA and Obamacare suffer the endemic problems of a government-run single-payer system (aka socialism) -- no choice of doctors or hospitals, no insurance companies, broken promises, lengthy waits and bureaucratic cover-ups. Before President Barack Obama was elected, we were assured by experts writing in the mainstream media that the VA was a U.S. health care leader and a model for the country. The New York Times oracle Paul Krugman wrote in 2011, "Yes, this is...
  • Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Boiling Frogs

    02/01/2014 12:49:35 PM PST · by Shery · 6 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1.31.2014 | Bill Whittle
    Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Boiling Frogs
  • CBS Video: Obamcare Takes Away Woman's Health Care Choices

    10/24/2013 9:50:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/24/13 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    A new CBS report highlights the story of Natalie Willes, "one of the millions of Americans who already have private health insurance but whose policies do not comply with the Affordable Care Act." "I was completely happy with the insurance I had before," Willes tells CBS. "Now I'm being forced to choose from a bunch of new plans that I don't want to choose from that are all more expensive." The report shows a clip of President Obama saying at a rally in 2010 that "if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it."
  • The Middle East: All Bad Choices [VDH]

    08/20/2013 4:59:30 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From Libya to Iran, our past actions have drastically limited our current choices. Survey the Middle East, and there is nothing about which to be optimistic. Iran is either fueling violence in Syria or racing toward a bomb, or both. Syria is past imploding. Take your pick in a now-Manichean standoff between an authoritarian, thuggish Bashar Assad and al-Qaeda franchises that envision a Taliban-like state. There is increasingly not much in between, other than the chaos of something like another Sudan. Our Libyan leading from behind led to Mogadishu-like chaos and Benghazi. Do we even remember the moral urgency of...
  • Life Used to be a Great Trainer

    07/29/2013 8:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 29, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    My dad used to say, "Life is a great trainer. You make your choices, and you live the consequences." Did you hear any of these statements in your home? "No pain no gain." "Don't buy what you can't afford." "Waste not; want not." "You hang out with trouble, you get trouble." Mom would add, "You're not leaving the house dressed like that!" We had parents who weren't afraid of "destroying" our self-esteem by lecturing us, disciplining us, and letting us experience what comes from handling our own disappointments and obstacles. When a teacher called, my parents didn't blame the teacher;...
  • Free to Choose?

    Americans' affirmation of the "right to choose" is a feature of our national identity. No matter where you go or what you're doing, chances are you are confronted with a plethora of choices. Go to the supermarket and you are confronted with a dizzying array of options for each and every product you wish to buy. Seventeen brands of Greek style yogurt. Forty-five flavors of coffee creamer. Thirty-seven different kinds of peanut butter. The same may be said of cell phone carriers, automobiles, clothing brands... you name it. The freedom of "choice" also figures prominently in the political realm, and...
  • Gingrichs VP Candidate Choices for Romney

    07/30/2012 7:49:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Bruno J. Navarro
    Asked on Friday who hed prefer to see as Mitt Romneys running mate, three-time Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich offered an entire roster of would-be veep choices. Well, I think the people who would do the best job is somebody like either Sen. Rob Portman, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, maybe Gov. Bobby Jindal, he responded. There are five or six people who each has the ability to be a good president and each of whom will help win the election and each of whom will broadly share the values that the Republican Party...
  • Following the Truth: Lent: Becoming Uncomfortable About Being Comfortable [Catholic and Open]

    03/14/2012 10:52:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Following the ^ | March 1, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Lent: Becoming Uncomfortable About Being Comfortable Mar 1st, 2012by Gary Zimak. I didnt go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly dont recommend Christianity. (C.S. Lewis)One of the biggest mistakes that we can make in our lives is to become comfortable. While this attitude is common among atheists and those with little faith in God, it is a BIG problem for believers as well. The fact that we are Christians doesnt stop us from retreating into our...
  • You Can Do Better

    02/01/2012 12:37:16 PM PST · by hawkins · 3 replies
    Church of Christ Articles ^ | 02/01/2012 | Travis Main
    Watching the election year primaries unfold, it is clear disgust surrounds the individual in the White House and the top two challengers for the office of President of the United States. The man in the White House characterized his last three years with deception, poor stewardship, and immoral decision making. One of his challengers has a past characterized by philandering and broken trust while the other has demonstrated immoral choices involving support of homosexuality, abortion, and stem cell research. This speaks completely to their moral fiber; it does not address their failures of ideology or misdirected spirituality. Presently and historically,...
  • Gov. Kasich: How we did it (S&P has UPGRADED Ohio's credit Outlook)

    08/08/2011 6:57:54 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 25, 2011 | John Kasich, a real leader
    Gov. Kasich explains how Ohio turned its greatest fiscal shortfall into a structurally balanced budget, all while cutting taxes for every Ohioan.
  • Oil Spikes, Double Dips and Dilapidated Dollars

    07/02/2011 4:35:24 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Bill Flax
    To understand whether our recovery is in jeopardy, we must first grasp what prospers us, why economies recede and then what rejuvenates them. There is a natural symphony to the market. Everyone seeks the best available outcome. Our unlimited desires are tempered by scarcity, yet we all strive to get what we can while wanting still more. Price signals orchestrate this perpetual friction between buyers and sellers into a concert of mutual satisfaction. Wealth creation emanates from the value sellers add for which buyers are willing to pay, but buyers ensure efficient utilization of resources by insisting on lower prices....
  • Making Choices

    03/12/2011 1:33:53 PM PST · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 03/12/2011 | Travis Main
    To choose or not to choose That is the choice. How many decisions does a person make each day consciously and unconsciously? Wake or snooze? Oatmeal or cereal? Hat or no hat? Bus or car? Cranky or smiley? Pay bills or wait? Aaarrghgh! So many decisions are processed. In the grand scheme of things, most decisions are relatively simple; however, there are big hairy decisions that are always lurking. From the beginning it has been this way. How long did Adam and Eve go before they ate the fruit? What went through their minds before the decision was made?...
  • Obama likens budget to family pocketbook choices

    02/12/2011 3:29:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/12/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama says he is making difficult cuts in the nation's budget to allow needed spending increases in education, technology and public works projects. In a broad preview of his administration's blueprint for the budget year that begins Oct. 1, Obama says the combination of cuts and new spending will result in an overall freeze in annual domestic spending for the next five years. "This budget asks Washington to live within its means, while at the same time investing in our future," the president said Saturday .. to release his budget on Monday.
  • California Proposition Guide

    10/14/2010 5:50:05 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 14 replies
    This is a list of the propositions on the 2010 California ballot with my personal choices below...
  • Do we have choices? (Vanity)

    03/27/2010 12:41:15 AM PDT · by TCH · 6 replies · 381+ views
    TCH | March 27, 2010 | TCH
    I am confounded over the wisdom to make any statement at all. However some things must be stated in plain English. Do we have choices? Let us examine some recent history: We the people play by the rules of the system, a representative republic (NOT a democracy) that any casual disinterested observer, using informed reason, will note is not functioning as originally intended by those who designed it, and left us not only the official blueprint, but also more than sufficient precursory writings to discover and understand exactly what their intentions were and were not. The letters, faxes, e-mails, and...
  • Choices: The Essence of Every Day Living

    12/09/2009 6:00:27 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 144+ views ^ | 12/09/2009 | Toni Star
    Its clear that everyday, like it or not, we all make choices. Some choices are easy such as getting up in the morning and making breakfast, taking or not taking a shower, eating at a fast food restaurant or eating at home or buying something we like but dont need, like a new dress or suit. Some choices; however, are more difficult such as: finding a job, leaving a job one cant stand, finding a good friend or ending a sick marriage. Such choices as speaking or not speaking to someone who is annoying and rude or listening to a...
  • Obama names more choices for Treasury posts

    03/28/2009 3:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 388+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/28/09 | Patrick Rucker
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Barack Obama on Saturday named three choices for senior posts in the U.S. Treasury Department as his administration seeks to fill the ranks of officials to help confront a deep economic downturn. Michael Barr, a Treasury official under former President Bill Clinton, was selected to serve as assistant secretary for financial institutions, and George Madison, a financial industry attorney, was chosen to be general counsel. Helen Elizabeth Garrett, a vice president for academic planning and budget of the University of Southern California, was nominated to be assistant secretary for tax policy. All three nominations must be...
  • 13 Year Old Steals Dad's Credit Card to Buy Hookers

    05/13/2008 2:06:53 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 46 replies · 235+ views ^ | May 09, 2008 | unknown
    A 13 year old from Texas who stole his Dad's credit card and ordered two hookers from an escort agency, has today been convicted of fraud and given a three year community order. Ralph Hardy, a 13 year old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father's existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing "Halo" on an Xbox with a couple of hookers in a Texas motel. The credit card company involved said it was regular practice to send extra credit cards out as long as...
  • Fast Food Hawk

    05/05/2008 5:37:08 AM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies · 132+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 5/5/08 | Revski
    This animated humorous hawk video of McDonalds fast food chain is created to reveal the fact that this fast food chain does not serve wheat buns in their have it your way menu. The characters of this video are a frog and red-tailed hawk with a McDonalds drive up window.
  • Update of Update on Wilbur The Tired Talking Pig

    01/25/2008 5:28:02 AM PST · by Revski · 7 replies · 110+ views
    YouTube Video/o7jimmy ^ | 1-25-08 | Revski
    This is a funny video meant to bring laughter to children of all ages. Many children and adults in our world believe it is not good to eat pork or anything with pig in it. I hope you get a little fun in this short video. It is good to laugh at something and have good fun. Revski
  • McDonald Fast Food Lovers

    01/13/2008 8:21:18 PM PST · by Revski · 6 replies · 127+ views
    McDonald Double Cheese Rap ^ | 1/13/2008 | Revski
    It is well known that the McDonald fast food chain does not carry in their menu wheat bread. As many may know, that wheat bread is much healthier for our diet. I created a very short funny humor rap of this on youtube to bring this to attention. Revski
  • Something for "Real" Conservatives to Think About

    01/05/2008 11:51:33 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 146 replies · 1,222+ views
    01/05/08 | Reaganesque
    I posted this in an earlier thread but I wanted to see what most of the rest of you feel about this: (I've added some to the original post.)...Heres something to think about, if Thompson and Giuliani dont do well in SC and FL, (after posting no better than third in any of the previous primaries) will they continue and if not, who do you think theyll throw their support to? Thompson is likely to endorse McCain since they are close friends. How will Conservatives react to that? Would they hold their nose and vote McCain? I serious doubt that....
  • Our Special Children: Let's Keep the Promise !

    11/26/2007 12:21:13 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 64+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 11/26/07 | vanity
    Although this would seem to be "for NJ only", Stadium fever-with all its speculation,urban cleansing,and payola is endemic in the US. Meanwhile,back at the ranch,we may lose sight of those who are separated from us by a spin of the genetic roulette wheel.
  • Diet Choices 'Written In Genes'

    10/23/2007 12:30:30 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 45+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-23-2007
    Diet choices 'written in genes' Our genes and not just our upbringing may play a key role in our food likes and dislikes, UK researchers believe. Experts from Kings College London compared the eating habits of thousands of pairs of twins. Identical twins were far more likely to share the same dietary patterns - like a penchant for coffee and garlic - suggesting tastes may be inherited. A health psychologist said this meant childhood food foibles might be harder to put right than previously thought. We have assumed that our upbringing and social environment determine what we like to eat....
  • Fate, Luck, Destiny, vs. Self-determination

    09/25/2007 7:49:31 PM PDT · by Bear_Slayer · 26 replies · 899+ views
    9/25/07 | Bear_Slayer
    Philosophical question of the day: What are freepers thoughts regarding Fate, luck, destiny vs. self-determination? How does one explain the unfortunate events that occur inspite of the best efforts to determine one's own outcome. Is it luck? Are the gods not smiling on that person?
  • CA: Governor's hiring choices irk Republicans

    07/08/2007 10:04:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 624+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/8/07 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO During the 2003 recall that thrust him into office, Arnold Schwarzenegger accused then-Gov. Gray Davis of mismanagement and hinted that he was corrupt. But when his administration has needed expertise or become embroiled in political trouble, Schwarzenegger hasn't hesitated to hire top officials who worked for Davis, a Democrat. Last week the Republican governor selected Mary Nichols, a former chief environmental aide to Davis, as chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board to try to calm the controversy over his firing of the state's top air-quality regulator. Nichols is one of at least six key players in the...
  • Choosing a date online is like buying jam

    02/14/2007 6:33:04 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 675+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 14 February 2007 | Andrew T. Fiore
    ....Consider the element of choice. A generation ago, a single in search of romance might encounter a dozen or so potential partners. Today, he or she can choose from among thousands. But can all these choices add up to blissful companionship for everyone? A study of jam suggests an intriguing answer. Gourmet jam isn't much like a mate, but in a study by psychologists Sheena Iyengar and Mark Lepper of Columbia University and Stanford University, respectively, customers presented with only a few flavors at a supermarket display were much more likely to buy some jam and also more likely to...
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Program

    01/05/2006 5:02:41 PM PST · by drdemars · 9 replies · 474+ views
    wife and daughter | 01-05-06 | self
    Trouble getting set up with new precription drug programs although signed up and have cards but druggist are unable to get confirmation from insurers. Healthnet
  • Freedom of Health Foundation

    08/05/2005 2:11:57 PM PDT · by dvan · 7 replies · 417+ views
    The Freedom of Health Foundation ^ | August 5, 2005 | Dr. Julian Whitaker
    Never has the onslaught against alternative therapies been so virulent. If we do not act now, together and consistently, we will lose access to the therapies we depend on to maintain and improve our health. The goal of the Freedom of Health Foundation is to fight repression of medical freedom with legal, legislative, and educational tactics. When special interests, both here and abroad, try to limit access to nutritional supplements, we will be on the frontline. When practitioners of alternative medicine are persecuted, we will defend them. When the FDA denies access to an innovative therapy to a patient seeking...
  • CA: Villaraigosa's Port Panel Choices Suggest New Direction (AZoTLAN Alert!)

    07/27/2005 7:08:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 386+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/27/05 | Deborah Schoch and Richard Fausset
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, signaling plans to bring change to the Port of Los Angeles, is reshaping its board of commissioners with new appointees to be named today to the five-member panel. The new slate includes a former general manager of the Department of Water and Power, a labor leader, an environmental attorney and two other lawyers, sources said Tuesday. The appointments come as the port, the nation's largest, is struggling with significant challenges, including a corruption probe, looming major expenses, security concerns, air pollution problems and major turnover among senior managers. Two of the appointments S. David Freeman, the...
  • It Takes an Establishment - (President Bush shrewdly beginning to shape SCOTUS for decades!)

    07/22/2005 9:10:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 84 replies · 1,505+ views
    IT TAKES AN INSURRECTION TO change a country. It takes an establishment to govern one. Conservatives want both to change and to govern America. Thus we need our dissatisfied, troublemaking, occasionally splenetic, sometimes raffish anti-establishmentarians. After all, without brave resistance and bold insurrection on the part of conservatives, liberal orthodoxy and institutions would still dominate American life. But insurrection isn't enough. At some point, the radicals need assistance, support, and reinforcement from establishment conservatives--individuals ill-suited to insurrection but well-suited to rising through the institutions and moving them gradually but meaningfully in a conservative direction. Thus, we need our sober, calm,...
  • Random thoughts - (what a pleasure! you have to love Thomas Sowell at 75!)

    07/14/2005 8:33:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 642+ views
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Usually I like four-star hotels better than five-star hotels. The four-star hotels tend to be comfortable and attractive places with amenities, but without the pretentiousness and fussiness of five-star hotels. It is amazing how many problems are caused by the simple fact that somebody could not be bothered to listen. Why do we keep pretending that we know how to control child molesters after they are released from prison? How many more children must be killed before we face the plain reality that, if it is dangerous to let child molesters out of prison,...
  • Liberals gird for Supreme struggle - ("battle royal" gearing up; libs "determined!")

    07/03/2005 3:55:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 834+ views
    A group of the most influential liberal court lobbyists gathered in a high-ceilinged room across the hall from the Senate chamber, within hours of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement announcement Friday. With grave expressions on their faces, the activists stood somberly behind a lectern and one-by-one delivered impassioned pleas that Justice O'Connor be replaced with a jurist who will protect their particular interests. "This is a watershed moment," said Ralph G. Neas, president of People for the American Way, noting that this fight will be even more momentous than the one for which they have been preparing for...
  • Battle over Supreme Court nominees looms - (Scalia should be NUMBER ONE choice! - smart!)

    05/23/2005 10:26:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 730+ views
    If the White House has seemed a bit adrift on domestic matters, my guess is that's because they know something you don't know: The entire domestic debate is about to be taken up by a battle royale over two Supreme Court nominations. Social Security may not be going anywhere, but it makes little sense to try to introduce another major initiative when in a few weeks' time we are likely to have the mother of all partisan confrontations. The likely first move is the announcement that William Rehnquist is stepping down, opening up the job of chief justice of the...
  • Internet's growth, innovation threatens newspapers - (Yea, team! - FReepers Unite!)

    04/16/2005 10:29:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 617+ views
    Craig Newmark already has tormented newspapers by creating a Web site where anyone can post ads at little or no cost, capturing an ever-growing share of the classified advertising market that had been one of the industry's most dependable sources of revenue. Now, the founder of is pondering ways to improve upon newspapers. He smells an opportunity, convinced that publishers are more interested in preserving short-term profits than pursuing online audiences who still passionately care about journalism but don't read newspapers. ``There is a lot of change coming and I want to make whatever contribution I can. I'm just...
  • Enemies of Western Culture United By a Common Cause - (liberals/islamofascists;same tactics!)

    01/12/2005 9:16:43 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 468+ views
    Prior to September 11, 2001, Afghanistans repressive Taliban regime was known to most of the world only on account of a single controversy involving its decision to destroy two ancient Buddhist statues. Of course reaction to this incident was one of universal outrage, loudly condemned across the political spectrum as an abominable example of religious tyranny. Yet this desire by the Taliban to obliterate all religious symbolism with which it took umbrage has an ominous parallel within the borders of America in the systematic efforts by the ACLU and its ideological supporters to expunge every Christian expression from the public...
  • Story in Tampa Newspaper - (Are we still the country of "choice?")

    12/23/2004 9:27:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 757+ views
    DECEMBER 23, 2004 | Unknown
    Story in Tampa Newspaper Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in America because it is the Country of Choice?????? Think about it . . All I have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS? I celebrate Christmas, but because it isn't celebrated by everyone, we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's Greetings. It's not Christmas vacation, it's Winter Break. Isn't it amazing how this...
  • Which way ahead for Democrats? Iraq, Supreme Court filibuster and Social Security...

    12/17/2004 10:26:53 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 475+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 17, 2004 | Tom Curry
    Democrats face decisions in the weeks ahead that will help determine what image the party presents to voters in the 2006 elections. As party leaders and grassroots activists try to recover from the partys losses in last months elections, they are wrestling with these crucial choices: Choose Howard Dean as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee to capitalize on the fervor that propelled him to presidential contender status last year? Or opt for a Washington insider such as former Clinton White House deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes? Mount a Senate filibuster to block President Bushs nominee to...
  • The Unconscious Message Sent by the Left

    12/08/2004 8:48:24 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 799+ views
    Among the things that were brought to light during the recent Presidential campaign was what I would term the "unconscious message" that the Democrats sent to Americans. This unconscious message was a function of, primarily, two things: The impact of standard-bearers including Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Whoopi Goldberg, among many others who, because of their high profile, came to represent what the Democrat Party stood for to many Americans; and some of the tactics which the Democrats allowed to be employed in the name of electing their candidate. Indeed, while many high-profile Democratic spokespeople might have gotten...
  • Battered cotton farmers weigh whether to bail out

    11/14/2004 2:59:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies · 1,735+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 14, 2004 | PRALTE C. PAUL
    Montezuma -- At this time of year, like every fall before, Frank Journey Jr. expects to reap the fruits of his labor, sweat and love. The sowing of cotton seeds each March heralds the start of another planting season. It's an annual rite of spring that transforms the 63-acre Journey family farm into lush summer pastures of green. Summer, of course, gives way to the fall harvest, when Journey, like his father and grandfather before him, collects the white tufts of cotton that blanket the fields. It's a well-worn tradition observed by generations of cotton farmers in Montezuma and surrounding...

    11/09/2004 5:42:24 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 554+ views
    Recently a friend noticed the political sticker on my car and asked, ''Why are you voting for him?'' I replied, ''Because I'm a Christian.'' He said, "I don't trust people who mix their religion and politics.'' I answered, ''I don't trust people who don't! If your religion doesn't affect the important choices of your life, it's not worth much. And if your politics are opposed to your religious values, something is wrong with one or the other--maybe both.'' Far too long have Christians allowed the voices of the liquor industry, organized gambling humanist education, loose morals, sexual perversion, pornography, criminals'...
  • Europeans face tough choices on Islam

    11/06/2004 3:10:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,459+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/6/04 | Brian Murphy - AP
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Europe's complex interplay with Islam appears to stand at a tipping-point, and the slaying of a Dutchman who made a movie critical of Islam could indicate one direction in which it is headed. "The Muslims say they're scared," said mourner Nicolette Toering. "No, we're scared." Dutch authorities were investigating whether the chief suspect, a 26-year-old Dutch-Moroccan man detained shortly after the attack, acted alone out of rage or had links to wider extremist networks. A five-page letter pinned to the body of Theo van Gogh, brutally murdered Tuesday as he was riding his bike down a...

    11/01/2004 11:38:24 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 354+ views
    On November 2nd, 2004, America will choose its next President and no matter which of the two candidates we choose, we will have taken a stand, quite possibly, our final stand. Not just on the surface issues always volleyed about in campaigns, but on something of much greater importance. Americas moral authority to self-govern and lead the world For more than 200 years, America, one of the youngest nations on earth, has lead the world in every respect, economically, militarily, spiritually, and intellectually. We have enjoyed the fruits of our forefathers brilliant design, and their sacrifices. We have raised from...

    10/31/2004 5:07:36 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 401+ views
    With every passing day and there are precious few left another enormous constituency turns against President George W. Bush in his race against John Kerry. First, the Hollywood celebrities mobilized against Bush. Then came the recording industry, with mega-stars like Bruce Springsteen offering free concerts in order to defeat Bush. Next it was the turn of the academic and scientific communities to pummel the president, with 54 Nobel Prize winners announcing they would tour the universities denouncing Bush. Of course, the president had already been abandoned by Europe, with their million-man rallies against him where he was burned...
  • Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Choices we make (Part Two)

    10/11/2004 11:47:32 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Catholic Online (Renew America web site) ^ | October 8, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Choices we make (Part Two) Barbara Kralis Barbara Kralis October 8, 2004 Catholic Online 2004 A long time ago, Sister Christine Joseph taught us to make the heroic minute on waking each morning. She taught our first grade class to pray: "Good morning, dear Jesus, this day is for you! I ask you to bless me in everything I think, say and do!" Sister said that our first waking thoughts and words should be of and toward Jesus. Why, in l950, did this wise holy nun teach such a 'state of readiness' to little children?...
  • Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Choices we make (Part One)

    09/28/2004 6:21:04 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 8 replies · 259+ views
    Catholic Online (Renew America web site) ^ | September 28, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Choices we make (Part One) Barbara Kralis Barbara Kralis September 28, 2004 Heaven or hell, it is our choice. Which will it be? Will we choose the place and state of perfect and eternal happiness where we will see, face to face, the sight of God? Or, will we choose the place and state of eternal punishment, which consists of the deprivation of the sight of God (pain of loss) and the eternal fires (pain of sense)? Many years ago, comedian Flip Wilson used to lament, "The devil (deb-il) made me do it!" It was a...