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  • Where the Christian Right Is Strong (national map included)

    07/02/2014 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 157 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2014
    The religious right remains one of the most potent forces in American politics, but Northeasterners could be forgiven for forgetting. Evangelical Christians and Mormons, the two religious groups who most consistently espouse conservative political and cultural views, are basically absent in the Northeastern corridor. The map shows the number of regular Evangelical Christian or Mormon congregation members, as reported by religious bodies. The data, therefore, does not include every Mormon or Evangelical Christian in the country. Black Protestant denominations are a separate category from other Evangelical Protestant denominations in this data set, and are not represented on this map. The...
  • The Christian right’s 5 most dangerous candidates for Congress

    02/05/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    salon.com ^ | 2/5/14 | CJ Werleman
    Not all that long ago, the establishment wing of the Republican Party had the power to demand obedience from its Christian Right flank, but thanks to Internet fundraising and changes to campaign finance laws, the 2014 elections could be a case of the tail wagging the dog. The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class. As a result of this power differential, the Christian Right, while energized and mobilized, would be forced to sit when told to sit by the party’s big wigs. But those days are...
  • Backwards, Christian Squishes

    10/24/2013 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10.23.13 | George Neumayr
    “Evangelical Leader Preaches A Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars,” blared a front-page Wall Street Journal headline on Tuesday. According to the paper, Russell Moore, the new head of the Southern Baptist Convention, “says it is time to tone down the rhetoric and pull back from the political fray, given what he calls a ‘visceral recoil’ among younger evangelicals to the culture wars.” The reporter contrasts Moore’s softer approach to the rise of “gay marriage” with that of his predecessor, Richard Land, who spoke of it as the culmination of the “radical homosexual agenda.” Moore, after the Supreme Court struck down...
  • Immigration’s latest ally: Christian right

    02/06/2013 9:29:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/13 4:57 AM EST | Anna Palmer
    The usual suspects pushing immigration reform have a new ally in the fight this time—the religious right. Christian conservatives, who stayed on the sidelines in 2006 or opposed reform outright, have sprung into action for the cause. They’re talking to their congregations from the pulpit. They’re urging lawmakers in private meetings to support reform. And they’re even calling for change publicly. The efforts have dramatically changed the dynamics of the debate, so much so that Republicans anxious to vote yes on a deal might have the political cover to do it. …
  • Is The Christian Right Morally Equivalent To The Taliban? By Damon Whitsell

    06/20/2012 10:52:12 PM PDT · by damonw · 13 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 6-21-12 | Damon Whitsell
    The following graphic was left on a new friends FaceBook page by a visitor here. It is exemplary of how some Liberals, Atheist, Humanist, and other non-Christians are willing to go to absurd lengths of equivalence to obfuscate the issue of Islamic terrorism and the “Civilization Jihad” that is Islam – and this puts us all in jeopardy. Please take a moment to read the graphic, I’ll continue my commentary on these absurd comparisons below..... .......This graphic might be more appropriately named “Comparing the Tea Party to the Taliban” (because the poster said,, “Sound familar??, Who does the TEA Party...
  • Christian right starts high-tech voter-registration drive

    04/22/2012 5:55:47 PM PDT · by hope · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/19/12 | Anthony Man and Scott Powers, Staff Writers
    First came the prayer, then the political rallies. Then came the data mining and target marketing. The venues for a series of recent Christian political rallies couldn't have been more different — one night at the Marks Street Senior Center in downtown Orlando; the next at McKenna's Place, an Irish pub in Greenacres; the next at Calvary Chapel, a megachurch based in Fort Lauderdale — but the purpose was the same: Enlisting Florida Christians in a high-tech outreach program by identifying and signing up tens of thousands of area Christians who aren't registered to vote so they can cast ballots...
  • Can Mitt Romney seal the deal with the Christian right?

    02/07/2012 3:13:05 PM PST · by throwback · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7 February 2012 | Harry J Enton
    Mitt Romney won an impressive 29-percentage point victory in Saturday's Nevada caucuses. For some analysts, the triumph suggested that Romney is well on his way to winning the nomination. For me, the win was expected and confirms my forecast about where the race is heading. Romney maintains his status as the favorite for the Republican nomination, but potential trouble lurks down the road. Romney maintains a great funding and organizational advantage in comparison to his peers. If he senses any candidate (such as Newt Gingrich) might be a serious challenge, Romney can drown out his opponent with television advertising and...
  • Establishment Republicans Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"

    09/21/2011 8:00:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    El Rushbo ^ | September 21st | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, this is a little Inside Baseball, but it's important because he who controls the language ends up winning the debate, and it might seem like a small thing, but I have learned and I have been given to understand that the "establishment Republicans" hate the term. They don't like being called "establishment Republicans," and they are trying to change the term to "establishment conservatives" and in the process co-opt the definition of "conservative" and conservatism. It's not something that you'll notice if you watch cable news or even read. You have to be able to see the stitches...
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • The Inconvenient Truth of the Evangelical Vote

    08/26/2011 12:09:02 PM PDT · by wmfights · 25 replies · 2+ views
    patheos ^ | August 25, 2011 | Ralph Reed
    A funny thing happened on the way to the 2012 presidential contest. The conventional wisdom that social issues would not matter, and that the evangelical constituency is a relic of a bygone era, has been turned on its head. The beltway set is relearning one of the most inconvenient and persistent truths of American politics: the enduring strength of the evangelical vote. This outcome was not necessarily prefigured by events. Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a new era of religious voting patterns by appealing to evangelical voters on poverty, health care and climate change (excuse me, "creation care")....
  • US voters are not mad. Our stereotype of them is patronising and wrong

    08/20/2011 10:48:16 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 18 Aug 2011 | Martin Kettle
    America is a country of mad people governed by buffoons. That's the way a lot of Europeans are content to see it, no matter how much they love the US in other ways. A country of mad people because they are so religious, violent, overweight and in denial about things that look obvious from here but which the flag-wavers over there refuse to get. Governed by buffoons because, for the past half-century, from Lyndon Johnson to George W Bush, no US president was truly respected in much of this continent. Not even Reagan on the right or Clinton on the...
  • Romney yet to win over Christian Right, Tea Party

    07/07/2011 3:28:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Tea Party leaders and outspoken Christian conservatives continue to express reservations about GOP presidential frontrunner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, CNN reports: In June, FreedomWorks invited 150 Tea Party organizers to a planning session where participants were asked for their candidate of choice in the 2012 field. Only one Tea Party activist at the meeting supported Romney, [FreedomWorks president Matt] Kibbe said.Tea Party conservatives remain outraged over Romney’s record on health care reform. In recent months, he has defended the plan he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts, in which residents are required to buy health insurance. …Some...
  • Leaders of the Christian Right find their preferred candidate in Rick Perry

    07/05/2011 2:51:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2011 | Tina Korbe
    In advance of any kind of campaign declaration (or even any kind of confirmation of campaign rumors), Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry is sitting pretty for the GOP presidential nomination.Just two recent successes, ripe for bragging: The Republican Governors Association, of which Perry is chair, raised $22.1 million for the first half of the year, eclipsing its six-month totals for 2007 to 2009, and erased its debt left over from the 2010 elections. (Admittedly, that cash is not for presidential campaign purposes, but it surely says something about Perry’s popularity and the general appeal of a Republican governor.) And Perry’s...
  • End of the culture wars

    06/27/2010 3:20:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    You know something is changing in American mores when the supposed leader of the culture wars from the right, Sarah Palin, declares that smoking pot is “a minimal problem” and that “if somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in.” Like many other pointless wars, the culture conflict has mainly resulted in exhaustion. Now the troops are laying down their arms and going home. More and more Americans, particularly in the youngest generation of adults, are shrugging at drug...
  • The Left’s Grand Inquisitor and the Tea Party

    06/11/2010 5:59:43 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 7 replies · 317+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | June 11, 2010 | M. CATHARINE EVANS
    Jim Wallis, rebound spiritual adviser to President Obama, recently called for “dialogue” in his Huffington Post piece, How Christian Is Tea Party Libertarianism. Quick to seize the moment after Rand Paul, a libertarian, chimed in on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Wallis must have spent a few hours on this clownish, but self-revealing attempt to suggest that the members of the Tea Party in their support of limited government are Bad Samaritans. After reading the article, similarities between Wallis’ argument and Dostoevsky’s “ The Grand Inquisitor” chapter in The Brothers Karamazov leapt right off Arianna’s Post. The prescient novelist...
  • Truthdig’s Hedges Hatefully Rants, Misrepresents Religious Right

    06/09/2010 8:10:59 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 1 replies · 25+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | June 9, 2010 | Paul Cooper
    Have you ever walked down a city street and passed a vagabond mindlessly shouting hatred about someone or some group that he really knows nothing about? What would happen if a person with that thought process was given a voice on blogs, PBS, Colbert, and other media outlets? Well you would have Truthdig’s Chris Hedges of course. On Monday Hedges posted an alarmist blog on Truthdig about the supposed terror that is the Christian Right. The article had plenty of digs but very little truth. Hedges’ remarks could be dismissed as the rantings of an enraged and ignorant youtube commentor...
  • Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer (call this guy!)

    03/02/2010 9:32:17 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 1,052+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2009 | David Feddoso
    Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor 03/01/10 10:13 AM EST Soon-to-be former Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga. An e-mail alert from Congress Daily: Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., announced today he will resign from Congress to devote his "full energies" to the governor's race, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. One of seven Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Deal will step down from the House next Monday. The earliest Deal would be replaced is probably late July, when Georgia holds its 2010 primary election. Among other things, this...
  • American Christianity (a scathing critique)

    12/30/2009 12:56:16 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 70 replies · 1,899+ views
    You Tube ^ | Paul Washer
    "I’m not troubled in my heart about your self-esteem. I’m not troubled in my heart about whether or not you feel good about yourself, whether or not life is turning out like you want it to turn out, or whether or not your checkbook is balanced. There’s only one thing that gave me a sleepless night. There’s only one thing that troubled me all throughout the morning..." "Do you realize how much love it takes for me to stand before 5,000 people and tell you that that American Christianity is almost totally wrong?"
  • A New Breed of Fundamentalist

    12/29/2009 9:57:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies · 702+ views
    I was an associate pastor in New York City in the early 1980’s, and one of the other pastors had been a member of the motorcycle gang called the Pagans. They are a large and notorious gang that has a record of violence and drugs. This man, named Tom, began to date a backslidden Christian and led her into a sinful lifestyle. The girlfriend’s mother was a strong believer, and God had burdened her heart not only for her daughter, but for this man Tom. One day, led by the Spirit, this little woman marched right into the Pagan’s clubhouse...
  • Book Review: Hollywood Worldviews

    12/24/2009 2:57:47 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies · 304+ views
    challies.com ^ | 2/5/08 | Tim Challies
    Perhaps no area of discernment is more difficult and more controversial than the Christian’s engagement with culture. Are we to be cultural gluttons, immersing ourselves in the culture around us so we can speak to it from the perspective of first-hand experience? Are we to be cultural anorexics, avoiding culture altogether lest it corrupt us? Or are we to take some middle ground where we appreciate aspects of it while rejecting others? In Hollywood Worldviews, filmmaker and screenwriter Brian Godawa (To End All Wars) weighs in on the task of “Watching Films with Wisdom & Discernment.” While looking at movies...
  • Evangelicalism and the Environmental Movement

    12/15/2009 10:10:07 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Grace to You ^ | unknown | John Macarthur
    "I've told environmentalists that if they think humanity is wrecking the planet, wait until they see what Jesus does to it. Peter says God is going to literally turn it in on itself in an atomic implosion so that the whole universe goes out of existence (2 Peter 3:7-13)." *** I do think we have a responsibility to care for the environment--we ought to care for every resource God has provided for us. That's illustrated in the Old Testament account where God put Israel in the Promised Land, a fertile land flowing with milk and honey. God provided them that...
  • The Manhattan Declaration: Why didn’t you sign it, R.C.? (R.C. Sproul Did not sign the Declaration)

    12/11/2009 12:11:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,139+ views
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | 12/11/2009 | R.C. Sproul
    On November 20, 2009, a document called the Manhattan Declaration was presented to the public by a coalition of co-belligerents. The document is concerned primarily with three very important biblical and cultural issues: the sanctity of life, the meaning of marriage, and the nature of religious liberty. Without question, these issues are up for grabs in our nation. As anyone familiar with my ministry will know, I share the document’s concern for defending the unborn, defining heterosexual marriage biblically, and preserving a proper relationship between church and state. However, when the document was sent to me and my signature was...
  • As American As "Mom, Apple Pie, And Sodomy?" Remembering Jesse Dirkhising

    12/13/2009 5:57:45 AM PST · by joeclarke · 7 replies · 871+ views
    JoeClarke.net ^ | 12/13/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    It does not matter so much what God thinks of sodomy [I have it on good report, that He does not think well of it, despite that modern liberal churches and synagogues have all but sanctified it], but how can the American people accept this new found glory in all things homosexual? Will they allow the Safe School Czar Jennings and his cohorts [members of of GLISN and NAMBLA] to thrust their USDA Approved buggery on public school children? Now that the Jenning' FistGate has been outed, proving that the Gay Lobby has, indeed, very diabolical plans to ramrod (forgive...
  • Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site

    12/11/2009 5:57:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 3,064 replies · 45,595+ views
    12/11/2009 | Jim Robinson
    Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site... or so they say... and they might even be right. We don't go for any of that godless left-wing big government socialist malarkey. And we do put our faith and trust in God, not government. We are pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Family, pro-Country and pro-Liberty. We do not believe that government or science knows what's best for us or our children. We will make our own decisions thank you very much. Every once in a while some group of posters get together and try to bend Free Republic to their will. Now, we...
  • Jimmy Carter: Abuse of Women? Blame the Catholics and Southern Baptists

    12/12/2009 1:43:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies · 2,872+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/09 | John-Henry Westen
    MELBOURNE, December 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an address to a gathering sponsored by the World Parliament of Religions (PWR) last Friday, former US President Jimmy Carter has once again blamed traditional religion, particularly Southern Baptists and Roman Catholics, for "creating an environment where violations against women are justified."It is a theme that Carter has successfully used to garner media attention for several years.  Although in a July column in The Observer Carter admits to "not having training in religion or theology," in his address to the PWR Carter appeals to his authority as someone who has "taught Bible lessons...
  • MSNBC's Matthews: 'Miserable' Culture 'Pleasures Itself' Over Argument there Isn't Climate Change

    12/12/2009 4:59:48 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 71 replies · 2,824+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 12, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Leave it to MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews to go into creepy mode over the possibility one could be skeptical about the theory of anthropogenic global warming. On his Dec. 11 broadcast, the same guy who got a thrill up his leg over President Barack Obama and made an awkward pass at CNBC host Erin Burnett on live television, used a bizarre portrayal to describe those who don't ascribe to the theory that man is causing the globe's temperature to increase (emphasis added). "Well, what do you think when you read these miserable people in The Wall Street Journal op-ed...
  • Obama's Big Sellout (Leftist outrage at The Kenyan's Wall Street giveaway)

    12/12/2009 11:23:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies · 787+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 12/09/09 | MATT TAIBBI
    The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle class and tore into John McCain for supporting a bankruptcy bill that sided with wealthy bankers "at the expense of hardworking Americans." Obama may not have run to the left of Samuel Gompers or Cesar Chavez, but...
  • JESUS IS CHRISTMAS

    12/11/2009 7:19:49 PM PST · by freedomyes · 10 replies · 491+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec 11 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    As I left the building I felt sorry for the young lady. She was there the entire evening, had sung in the choir, but had missed the wonder of Christmas. She had not seen Jesus. All she had noticed was a defective flashlight.
  • Wesley J. Smith: Abortion, Assisted Suicide and Bioethics Predictions for 2010, Tough Pro-Life Year

    12/11/2009 4:51:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 610+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/11/09 | Wesley J. Smith
    LifeNews.com Note: Center for Bioethics and Culture consultant Wesley J. Smith, is also a Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute and the associate director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. He is the author of the Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World.   "Flash Forward" is a new and interesting television drama presented on the ABC Television Network. The premise is brilliant - due to reasons still unknown, everyone in the world (except the bad guys) blackout for two minutes seventeen seconds. Planes crash, people collapse on the streets, swimmers...
  • Russia Withholding Plutonium NASA Needs for Deep Space Exploration

    12/11/2009 11:50:12 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies · 1,200+ views
    Space News ^ | 12/11/2009 | Brian Berger
    Russia has reneged on an agreement to deliver a total of 10 kilograms of plutonium-238 to the United States in 2010 and 2011 and is insisting on a new deal for the costly material vital to NASA’s deep space exploration plans. The move follows the U.S. Congress’ denial of President Barack Obama’s request for $30 million in 2010 to permit the Department of Energy to begin the painstaking process of restarting domestic production of plutonium-238. Bringing U.S. nuclear laboratories back on line to produce the isotope is expected to cost at least $150 million and take six years to seven...
  • VIDEO: Massive Cap-and-Trade Fraud

    12/12/2009 8:23:22 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/12/09 | Friends of Ours
    Europe's cap-and-trade program which is designed to reduce CO2 emissions is rife with fraud thanks to organized crime's alleged involvement in the market as reported by the European Police Office (EUROPOL): The European Union (EU) Emission Trading System (ETS) has been the victim of fraudulent traders in the past 18 months. This resulted in losses of approximately 5 billion euros for several national tax revenues. It is estimated that in some countries, up to 90% of the whole market volume was caused by fraudulent activities. In France prosecutors have "opened a criminal investigation of four men allegedly involved in a...
  • Perspective Of ARussian Immigrant (No.4)

    12/11/2009 5:24:15 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies · 632+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | Svetlana Kunin
    I look at the people who support the transformation of America in disbelief: They are destroying the very land that gave them so much opportunity. Groomed, well-fed and educated, comfortably living in a prosperous society, they need a mission to give meaning to their lives. These "fighters for the less-fortunate among us" glaze over the fact that hundreds of millions of people from around the world desperately try to come to this country for all it offers, regardless of their economic status, race, class, or gender. Immigrants rightly see this country as the best place to obtain a decent life...
  • Israel Preps for Missile Strikes on Tel Aviv

    12/12/2009 10:43:10 AM PST · by jazminerose · 2 replies · 503+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 12/12/09 | Joy Tiz
    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that the IDF is getting ready for missile strikes that could hit Tel Aviv fired from the Gaza strip. Hamas has obtained the missiles , courtesy of Iran: “The IDF Home Front Command is preparing for the possibility that Hamas will fire missiles up to a range of 80 kilometers from the Gaza Strip in the event of a future conflict with Israel, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Soldiers of the Home Front Command and Magen David Adom medics exercise the rescue of wounded civilians from a building during a simulation drill of a missile...
  • Physicians Criticize Planned Parenthood in Sting Video Lying About Abortion

    12/12/2009 11:05:21 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies · 791+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 11, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Appleton, WI (LifeNews.com) -- Two physicians are responding to a new sting operation video produced showing staff at a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood center lying to women about fetal development and abortion. The undercover footage from Live Action shows abortion center staff, including the abortion practitioner, misleading women. The Planned Parenthood staffers encourage pregnant women posting as potential abortion customers to obtain an abortion because "women die having babies." In the undercover video, two women posing as potential abortion customers ask a Planned Parenthood counselor if the pregnant woman's 10-week-old unborn child has a heartbeat. The counselor emphasizes "heart tones," and...
  • Daily Prayer for America (Thurs 12-10-09)

    12/10/2009 6:38:53 PM PST · by kingattax · 14 replies · 438+ views
    12-10-09 | kingattax
    America has been greatly blessed by God and has stood as the greatest country in the history of the world for over 200 years. America has many foreign and domestic enemies that are seeking her destruction.This thread is a daily call and reminder for people of faith who believe in God and in the power of prayer to make a commitment to intercede for America at this critical time in her history2 Chronicles 7:14If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • Dems represent at Palin event (They seem worried...) [Palin's Hometown]

    12/12/2009 10:43:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 2,221+ views
    The Bonner County Daily Bee ^ | December 12, 2009 | Keith Kinnaird
    SANDPOINT — Local Democrats turned out Thursday to demonstrate that not everybody in Bonner County buys what Sarah Palin is selling. “We just wanted to show that there were some people who don’t think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread,” said Laura Bry, chair of the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee. Bry was among a dozen like-minded folks who gathered at the Sandpoint Business & Events Center to express their viewpoint. Some carried signs, the tone of which covered a broad spectrum of sentiment. One sign read, “Thank God You Lost” and was adorned with a smiley...
  • Israel Would Risk 'Earthquake' With Misuse Of Turkish Airspace, PM Warns

    12/12/2009 5:10:11 AM PST · by Strategy · 26 replies · 1,336+ views
    Today's Zaman ^ | December 11, 2009
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that Turkey would by no means let Israel misuse Turkish airspace to carry out intelligence and surveillance missions of a neighboring country, in strongly worded remarks this week. If Israel were to misuse Turkish airspace to conduct reconnaissance operations on Iran, Ankara's reaction would resemble an "earthquake," Erdogan recently said in an interview when asked about claims that Israel had used Turkey's airspace for purposes of espionage. "[Israel] will receive a response equal to that of an earthquake," Erdogan was quoted as saying by the English-language Jerusalem Post. Urging Israel's leaders to refrain...
  • Arrests Raise Fears of American Jihad

    12/12/2009 5:43:09 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 1,324+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2009 | Evan Perez
    U.S. counterterrorism officials say 2009 has turned into the year of homegrown jihad, with the unmasking of the most serious suspected terror plots involving Americans in about five years. U.S. investigators are still trying to determine what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan, where local authorities allege they had sought to join extremist groups that have attacked U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. U.S. investigators have interviewed some of the men, but haven't verified the information Pakistani officials have released on the case. The surge in alleged terror cases has raised concerns among counterterrorism officials. Some officials say...
  • House Ban on Acorn Grants Is Ruled Unconstitutional

    12/11/2009 7:22:05 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 66 replies · 2,942+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12-11-09 | JANIE LORBER
    WASHINGTON — The federal government must continue to provide grant money to the national community organizing group Acorn, a federal court ruled Friday, saying that the House violated the Constitution when it passed a resolution barring the group from receiving federal dollars. A judge at the United States District Court in Brooklyn issued a preliminary injunction that nullifies the resolution and requires the government to honor existing contracts with the group and review its applications for new grants unless the Obama administration appeals the decision. The court ruled that the resolution amounted to a “bill of attainder,” a legislative determination...
  • Sarah Palin on The Tonight Show w/Conan O'Brien & William Shatner [VIDEO]

    12/12/2009 4:07:31 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 120 replies · 7,024+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11-11-09 | Tonight Show
    She zings Shatner back. Very Funny!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zKtR2aSj-0
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-16!)

    12/12/2009 6:34:23 AM PST · by Scanian · 278 replies · 10,691+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 12, 2009 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President (see trends). The 25% who Strongly Approve matches the lowest level of enthusiasm yet recorded. That’s partly the result of declining enthusiasm among Democrats. While Democrats continue to offer their approval, just 43% Strongly Approve. Among all voters, 36% now believe that the president is...
  • EU Leaders Urge Action Against Iran

    12/11/2009 6:02:34 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 918+ views
    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders on Friday urged international action against Iran because of its refusal to cooperate over its nuclear program, as the threat of new sanctions looms.
  • The Bible's Amazing Scientific Accuracy and Foresight

    12/11/2009 4:56:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 160 replies · 3,840+ views
    AlwaysBeReady.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    Even though the Bible was completed 2,000 years ago, long before the invention of the microscope, the telescope, satellites, etc. it does not contain any scientific errors. This might be considered a miracle in itself. Without exception, every ancient religious writing has certain unscientific views of astronomy, medicine, hygiene, etc. The Qur’an says in Surah 18:86 that the sun sets in a muddy spring. Qur’an 18:86 “…when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring” The only exception to these kinds of errors, among ancient religious writings, is the Bible. Not only is...
  • Bachmann on The B-Cast: A Conservative Call to Action

    12/11/2009 7:27:02 AM PST · by azkathy · 28 replies · 1,784+ views
    Big Government ^ | 12-10-2009 | Big Government
    Michelle Bachmann describes the Bill that Barney Frank is pushing through as the "Financial Services Takeover Bill".
  • Senate Omnibus Funds Planned Parenthood, UNFPA, Ditches Abstinence

    12/11/2009 3:32:33 PM PST · by julieee · 2 replies · 303+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 11, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Omnibus Funds Planned Parenthood, UNFPA, Ditches Abstinence Washington, DC -- The omnibus spending bill the Senate will consider this weekend could pave the way for funding abortions in the nation's capital for the first time in 13 years. There are other winners and losers in the legislation -- with Planned Parenthood and the UNFPA dining at the Congressional trough. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5768.html
  • Maxine Waters Threatens to Socialize Big Oil

    12/11/2009 3:39:00 PM PST · by piytar · 38 replies · 1,287+ views
    YouTube ^ | Sept. 12, 2009 | Fox News
    Maxine Waters, Closeted Socialist (calls herself a liberal) from California lets slip to the CEO of Shell Oil that she would like to Socialize (though she probably means nationalize) his companies.
  • How to solve a problem like Palin?

    12/11/2009 3:27:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,997+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2009 | Don Surber
    THE day after her autobiography was published, the cover of Newsweek magazine asked the musical question, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?" It's a play on the first line of the chorus of "Maria" in the musical, "The Sound Of Music."The nuns sing of their bewildering young charge, who not only marches to the beat of her own drummer, but sings, dances and strums guitar to it. Their solution is to ship her off to a household in need of a nanny, and thus one of the most extraordinary adventures of the 20th century begins. There is a...
  • Buddhist extremists brutally attack Catholic church in Sri Lanka

    12/11/2009 12:29:35 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 82 replies · 2,403+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/11/2009 | n/a
    More than 1,000 Buddhist extremists armed with clubs, swords and stones ferociously attacked a Catholic church in the town of Crooswatta, Sri Lanka on December 6, destroying the altar, statues and pews. L’Osservatore Romano reported that Father Jude Denzil Lakshman, pastor of Our Lady of the Mystical Rose, said “I still can hear their shouts in my ears, ‘Cut him to pieces, kill him’.” The attack took place after the 7 p.m., Sunday Mass, leaving several parishioners wounded. “It is obvious that the attack was well-planned and that the mob waited for us to come out after Mass,” Father Lakshman...
  • SCIENCE and SCRIPTURE. Is the Bible Reliable?

    12/11/2009 2:38:04 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies · 1,322+ views
    Bible Bulletin Board ^ | unknown | John Macarthur
    Introduction The famous evolutionist Julian Huxley once said, "Any view of God as a personal being is becoming frankly untenable. The difficulty of understanding the functions of a personal ruler in a universe which the march of knowledge is showing us ever more clearly as self-ordered and self-ordering in every minutest detail is becoming more and more apparent" (Essays of a Biologist [New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923], p. 217). His sentiments were echoed by the British philosopher Bertrand Russell: "That Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin,...