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  • Freep from the comfort of your computer screen- send LTE's on Moveon's dime!!!

    10/28/2005 6:35:11 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 5 replies · 691+ views
    As one would expect the slime at Moveon wasted no time in twisting what happened today. E-mails were sent out with the subject "Indicted! White House Caught In Iraq Cover-Up" imploring members to send letters to the editor about todays events....Now WE can use the same tactic and Freep right from our computer screens on Moveon's dime...
  • 'Makos' in Sky Support Warriors on Ground

    10/28/2005 6:43:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean
    Diverted by weather to a deployed base housing both airmen and soldiers, the F-16 pilots had the opportunity to see the troops they support from the air. By U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean 407th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs ALI BASE, Iraq, Oct. 28, 2005 — The sky above Balad Air Base, Iraq, was thick with dust and sand when four F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots completed another mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.They were headed to their deployment “home” in Balad when they were eventually diverted here Oct. 17. "There’s no simulator that can teach you...
  • 2 GOP SENATORS SET TO JOIN CALL AGAINST MIERS

    10/27/2005 4:22:26 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 52 replies · 1,574+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | By BRIAN McGUIRE
    WASHINGTON At least two Republican senators are poised to call on the White House to withdraw the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, a highly placed Republican Senate staffer told The New York Sun. The news came amid stepped-up criticism of Ms. Miers by conservative groups and Senator Schumer. The conservatives said they were upset by the emergence yesterday of two speeches in which Ms. Miers said that self-determination should guide decisions involving religion and the law, and in which she cited conservative btes noires Janet Reno and Justice Ginsburg as female role models. Mr. Schumer, the...
  • George Galloway: Fascist Pimp and Prostitute--Why I'm closer to editing Galloway's prison diaries.

    10/26/2005 5:52:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,283+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10-26-05 | Christopher Hitchens
    Just before my last exchange with George Galloway, which occurred on the set of Bill Maher's show in Los Angeles in mid-September, I was approached by a representative of the program and asked if I planned to repeat my challenge to Galloway on air. That challengewould he sign an affidavit saying that he had never discussed Oil-for-Food monies with Tariq Aziz?I had already made on a public stage in New York. Maher's producers had been asked, obviously by a nervous Galloway, to find out whether I had brought such an affidavit along with me. I replied that this was not...
  • Banned in the U.K.--British libel laws barred me from my own meeting on how to combat terror.

    10/26/2005 5:54:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 609+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | October 26, 2005 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    I was prevented from attending a meeting last weekend that I organized in the U.K. on "How to Combat Terror Financing." Had I gone, I would have been in jeopardy due to British libel laws. I have been sued for libel in London by the Saudi billionaire Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz because my book, Funding Evil, documents how his charity, the Muwafaq Foundation, transferred at least $3 million, on behalf of Khalid bin Mahfouz, to Usama bin Laden, and assisted al Qaeda fighters in Bosnia, according to testimony of former National Security advisor Richard Clarke. Bin Mahfouz sued in London,...
  • Earthquake orphans sold into sex trade

    10/23/2005 11:43:04 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 29 replies · 2,420+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 10/23/5 | Dean Nelson
    Six-year-old Aisha loves the orange blouse and jeans given to her by the kind woman who rescued her from the chaos of the Kashmir earthquake. She snuggles up to her, trying to forget the devastation of her village home and the deaths of her parents 15 days ago. What Aisha does not know is that the woman, Kausar, is a prostitute who has bought her from relatives for 50,000 rupees (500) and plans to put her to work in the sex trade as soon as she reaches puberty. Aisha is not alone. According to welfare agencies, many of the hundreds...
  • Clinton's Czech-communist connection (4/30/99)

    10/23/2005 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Skip1 · 7 replies · 660+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/30/99 | Joel A. Ruth
    Clinton's Czech-communist connection By Joel A. Ruth 1999 WorldNetDaily.com Psssst!! Don't tell anyone. ... Future U.S. President paid homage to Lenin's Mummy during Christmas. ... Youthful Associations account for present predilections. ... Better start arming yourselves and hiding your weapons. ... It was it was five days before Christmas in Moscow (Julian calender). A time of year when Americans are busy converging on family, celebrating Chanukah, offering prayers of thanksgiving, out caroling, trimming trees, or, as Christians, preparing to rejoice in the birth of their Savior. But while most Americans were sharing gifts and worshipping before God, the...
  • NZ Customs seize huge stash of counterfeit cash

    10/22/2005 7:08:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies · 505+ views
    A smuggler arriving from Sydney has been caught at a New Zealand airport with almost $US1.3 million in counterfeit notes. Mustafa Yousif Ibrahim was arrested at Auckland International Airport as he came off a flight from Sydney last night. Ibrahim was born in Sudan but is believed to have been made a New Zealand resident in the early 1990s after arriving as a refugee. A police summary of facts, presented in the Manukau District Court today, said the counterfeit money was found by customs officers as they searched Ibrahim's bags before he came through the entry gate at the airport....
  • "In re Subpeonas, re J. Miller"

    10/22/2005 7:16:36 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 108 replies · 3,195+ views
    D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ^ | February 05 | D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
    At the end of his long opinion on the jailing of Miller, which I have linked, Judge Tatel said that the reporters' privilege yields, in this case, to THE GRAVITY OF THE REPORTED CRIME.(My caps)I don't like Laurence O'Donnell, but he's stating a fact when he reports the following: "Judge Tatels opinion has eight blank pages in the middle of it where he discusses the secret information the prosecutor has supplied only to the judges to convince them that the testimony he is demanding is worth sending reporters to jail to get. The gravity of the suspected crime is presumably...
  • BARRETT BREAKTHROUGH?

    10/20/2005 9:56:37 PM PDT · by ordi · 27 replies · 1,865+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | 102105 | ordi
    BARRETT BREAKTHROUGH? [Byron York] In the Senate tonight, a major development in the struggle to make public the final report of Independent Counsel David Barrett, the man whose investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros began in 1995. The Senate voted to cut off funds to Barrett's office -- he has spent about $20 million on the investigation -- but more importantly, lawmakers required that Barrett's report be released to the public within 60 days of final passage of the law. The report has been finished since late last year, and its release has been delayed by lawyers for Clinton-era...
  • The tax-withholding scam

    10/21/2005 2:44:50 AM PDT · by fifthvirginia · 48 replies · 1,911+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 21 OCT 05 | Devvy Kidd
    Has your "representative" in Congress ever told you that no law compels a work-eligible man or woman to submit a form W-4 or W-9 (or their equivalent) nor disclose a Social Security number as a condition of being hired or keeping one's job?
  • Pro-Life Advocate Wants Dr. Phil to Stop Promoting Planned Parenthood

    10/20/2005 11:19:11 AM PDT · by Got a right to Life? . . Huh? · 44 replies · 1,030+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 19, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-life group that monitors corporate donations to Planned Parenthood says it wants Phillip McGraw, Ph.D, better known as Dr. Phil, to stop promoting the nation's largest abortion business. Dr. Phil's opinion on abortion is unclear the group says, but Life Decisions International is calling on him to stop touting the abortion business. LDI points to a recent Dr. Phil television program in which two viewers expressed opposing view on distributing condoms in school. Dr. Phil asked the guest who opposed condoms if she was persuaded by the view that teenagers will have sex anyway. The...
  • Why Clinton Wouldn't Call Out the Saudis: Not just the presidential libraryalso the '96 election

    10/19/2005 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 654+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | October 19, 2005 | Dick Morris
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh writes movingly of his disappointment that President Bill Clinton did little or nothing to intervene with the Saudi monarchy to let his agents question the accused perpetrators of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing. But he is at a loss to understand the president's conduct. In an earlier terror attack, the Saudis had cut off the heads of the suspected terrorists before the FBI could question them. To avoid a repeat, Freeh went to the president and emphasized the importance of intervening with the Saudis to allow questioning. The Saudis, of course, didn't want the FBI...
  • The Sleazy Clinton Legacy

    10/18/2005 7:59:49 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 14 replies · 860+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | 10/18/2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post ran a story on September 16 about oral sex being prevalent among teens, citing a new study by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The story by Laura Sessions Stepp quoted Kristin Moore of a group called Child Trends as saying, "If a substantial number of young people are having oral sex, as these numbers indicate, this is a big concern." But why was this happening? It just so happened that a former U.S. president by the name of Clinton was in the news at the same time, hosting a "Global Initiative" featuring media top brass...
  • Secret Code in Color Printers Lets Government Track You

    10/18/2005 6:54:07 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 132 replies · 3,428+ views
    EFF ^ | 17 Oct 05 | Seth Schoen
    Tiny Dots Show Where and When You Made Your Print San Francisco - A research team led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently broke the code behind tiny tracking dots that some color laser printers secretly hide in every document. The U.S. Secret Service admitted that the tracking information is part of a deal struck with selected color laser printer manufacturers, ostensibly to identify counterfeiters. However, the nature of the private information encoded in each document was not previously known. "We've found that the dots from at least one line of printers encode the date and time your document...
  • Random Thoughts: Home Schooling, John Roberts And Economics

    10/18/2005 6:39:05 AM PDT · by RepublicNewbie · 4 replies · 485+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 10\18\05 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Neither the depth of despondency nor the height of euphoria tells you how long either will last. We are so easily deceived that many people think that the Senate Judiciary Committee is acting nicely if the Senators wear a genial expression while asking insulting questions or smile while they are lying about the nominee. Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism.
  • "there's something really wrong going on here" -- REPORTING DELAY AND HILLARY FINANCE SCANDALS

    10/16/2005 9:36:19 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies · 1,686+ views
    news.google.com | 10-16-05 | dfu
    <p>In this memorable ending sequence from this 1979 Al Pacino film, Pacino as a defense attorney tired of the system, gives a great, over-the-top performance in this final scene. After learning the truth about the client he is defending, he turns on him in his opening remarks, which are wonderfully scripted. He discovers that this man, who holds a public office and is supposed to stand for something, did actually rape the woman. "The prosecution is not going to get that man today ... cause I'm gonna get him!" "That man should go to right to f***ing jail!" The whole courtroom erupts and as the judge admonishes Pacino saying "You're out of order", Pacino delivers one of his most famous lines "You're out of order! He's out of order! This whole trial is out of order!" "If this man walks free, then there's something really wrong going on here." It's a powerful and stunning moment revealing a man who couldn't take the deceit and deal-making of being a defense attorney and defend the guilty, and because of Pacino's incredible star power, it makes the scene even more memorable.</p>
  • Cowboy George (Allen) hailed as the Reagan for 08

    10/15/2005 6:03:01 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 226 replies · 4,282+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | October 16, 2005 | Sarah Baxter
    A TOBACCO chewing, horse-riding, cowboy boot wearing politician called George could be the Republican partys choice for president in 2008. With George W Bush in political freefall, speculation is intensifying about his successor. The rising star among conservatives is George Allen, senator for Virginia and former governor of the state. The son of a famous American football coach, Allen is a minor figure compared with prominent rivals such as Senator John McCain and Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, but he is more politically mainstream and potentially acceptable to Republican stalwarts. Bruce Allen, general manager of the Tampa...
  • Harriet Miers: Conservatives Can Take a Flying Leap (SATIRE)

    10/14/2005 11:27:43 AM PDT · by writer33 · 156 replies · 1,776+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 10/14/2005 | Chris Davis
    WashingtonHarriet Miers was brazen and defiant, not asking President Bush to withdraw her nomination to the Supreme Court despite sharp criticism from some of Bushs conservative allies, practically telling conservatives to go take a flying leap. Bushs bold, religious decision to nominate Miershis White House counsel and a longtime adviser for the Supreme Courthas divided his supporters, many of whom wanted a nominee with a clear record of understanding of the Constitution, as well as abortion and other lame conservative issues. Miers left no clues to her position on abortion or any basic understanding of Constitutional law when she served...
  • Today's breaking news in the world of EVOLUTION

    10/14/2005 5:10:59 AM PDT · by newsgatherer · 10 replies · 767+ views
    Hey, look what they are doing to your near kin. Evolution, the religion that believes that man and goose are not only kin, but trace their roots back to the same acid rain socked rock.Billions and billions of years agao in a galaxy far, far away, there was nothing, absolutely nothing...But the one I like best is the theory of the frog, Millions and millions of years ago in a swamp far far away lived a frog and over millions and millions of years, this lucky frog, who never got ate by a stock, fish or alligator, became a prince....
  • (Part 3) Breaking on FR - "House of Cards" WASHINGTON POST Whitewash on Peter Paul and Hillary Story

    10/08/2005 10:34:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 197 replies · 10,692+ views
    WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 10-9-05 | April Witt
    EXCERPT FROM --- HOUSE OF CARDS House Of Cards What do Cher, a Hollywood con man, a political rising star and an audacious felon have in common? Together they gave Bill and Hillary Clinton a night they'll never forget -- no matter how hard they may try By April Witt Sunday, October 9, 2005; Page W10 The caller lied easily. He'd had practice. It was Raymond Reggie, a New Orleans businessman and Democratic activist who happened to be Sen. Edward Kennedy's brother-in-law. He also happened to be in a lot of trouble.
  • NATIONAL WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME STUNNED BY HILLARY CLINTON TIES TO PROSTITUTION KING NG LAP SENG

    10/06/2005 12:13:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 100 replies · 6,616+ views
    greatwomen.org ^ | 10-6-05 | DFU
    PRESS RELEASE FROM WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME - THIS WEEKEND'S INDUCTION From the press release:Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton - first First Lady ever to be elected to the United States Senate and NY States first woman senator. A short time ago, I phoned the National Women's Hall of Fame to write a story for FreeRepublic and was directed to Chris Moulton. After asking for the criteria of how inductees are chosen, I felt obligated to convey some information about one of their inductees. Moulton was told that one of the inductees has been photographed with an international prostitution boss...
  • Oil eases toward $62 ($62.08/bbl)

    10/06/2005 3:57:34 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 54 replies · 882+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 6, 2005 | Jiwon Chung
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices fell for a fifth day on Thursday, dipping to their lowest level in two months after U.S. government data showed a drop in oil demand in the world's largest consumer. U.S. crude futures for November slid 19 cents to $62.60 a barrel, having earlier traded as low as $62.23. London Brent crude was down 32 cents to $59.80. Oil prices have fallen sharply from their August 30 record high of $70.85 on signs that soaring costs are eroding demand, offsetting fears over tight supplies in the wake of hurricanes that toppled production platforms and shut...
  • Professor, teachers to testify in intelligent-design trial [Dover, PA, 05 Oct]

    10/05/2005 3:53:39 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 695 replies · 5,510+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 05 October 2005 | MARTHA RAFFAELE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A philosophy professor and two science teachers were expected to testify Wednesday in a landmark trial over a school board's decision to include a reference to "intelligent design" in its biology curriculum. Barbara Forrest, a philosophy professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, is being called as an expert witness on behalf of eight families who are trying to have intelligent design removed from the Dover Area School District's biology curriculum. The families contend that it effectively promotes the Bible's view of creation, violating the constitutional separation of church and state. Forrest's testimony was expected to address what opponents...
  • MAINE: DEFEAT BALDACCI! - SUPPORT A REPUBLICAN IN ONLINE POLL

    10/03/2005 9:33:03 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 32 replies · 660+ views
    Action Alert | 10/03/05 11:47:13 | Maine Republican Party
    Your immediate attention and action is needed! DEFEAT BALDACCI! - SUPPORT A REPUBLICAN IN ONLINE POLL http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/051003menext.shtmlmust visit website to vote 2006 Governor's Race Who would you support for governor? John Baldacci, Dem. Peter Cianchette, Rep. Peter Mills, Rep. None of the above It looks as though the Portland Press Herald will be offering this question regularly through the 2006 election. John Baldacci hasnt won one yet, lets keep it that way.
  • 'Iron Fist' Comes Down Heavy on Terrorists

    10/03/2005 4:34:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 549+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2005 The second day of Operation Kabda Bil Hadid, or "Iron Fist," resulted in successful engagements against terrorists in and around Sadah, about 12 kilometers east of the Syrian border, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported Oct. 2. The effort continues with a force of about 1,000 Marines, soldiers and sailors from Regimental Combat Team 2. That force engaged seven terrorists west of Sadah with Marine aircraft at about 11:45 a.m., officials said. Four terrorists were killed and the others fled into a nearby building. When the terrorists began firing, aviation assets were again called in, and...
  • Miers on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    10/03/2005 4:44:43 PM PDT · by MikeJ · 82 replies · 2,819+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy (law blog) ^ | 3 Oct 05 | David Kopel
    [...] "How does a free society prevent" such crimes, she asked. She then explained: The same liberties that ensure a free society make the innocent vulnerable to those who prevent rights and privileges and commit senseless and cruel acts. Those precious liberties include free speech, freedom to assemble, freedom of liberties, access to public places, the right to bear arms and freedom from constant surveillance. We are not willing to sacrifice these rights because of the acts of maniacs. Miers, however, rejected the notion that "precious liberties", including "the right to bear arms," should be sacrificed in the name of...
  • NBC Offers Stunning Evidence Of Decade-Old Levee Problems In New Orleans

    09/30/2005 4:38:18 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 111 replies · 3,987+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/30/2005 | Noel Sheppard
    NBC Offers Stunning Evidence of Decade-Old Levee Problems in New Orleans Posted by Noel Sheppard on September 30, 2005 - 02:10. Could New Orleans have been saved for $809,659? It seems that as time progresses, we are going to continually be apprised of errors and poor assumptions that were reported to us during the days that followed the recent hurricane disaster in New Orleans. Last night, NBC Nightly News peeled back the curtain on another misconception that was proffered by most media outlets right after Katrina hit, namely that the poor condition of New Orleans levees was the fault of...
  • Frontpage's Most Wanted (A very interesting piece from Frontpagemag)

    09/30/2005 4:44:19 AM PDT · by kc135r · 24 replies · 1,219+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September | Lee Kaplan
    Stop the ISM is trying to identify the young woman with the bullhorn in this photo below. She is an ISM activist speaking at a Hamas rally held near Ramallah in the West Bank last year
  • Witness: intelligent design has identified God as designer

    09/28/2005 8:56:34 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 211 replies · 2,188+ views
    Supporters of intelligent design argue the concept is not religious because the designer is never identified. But this morning, in the third day of testimony in a federal court case challenging the Dover school districts inclusion of intelligent design in biology class, an expert for the plaintiffs pointed to examples where its supporters have identified the designer, and the designer is God. Robert Pennock, a Michigan State University professor of the philosophy of science, pointed to a reproduction shown in court of writing by Phillip Johnson, a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley and author of books including Darwin...
  • Injured Marine defies attackers (a repost by popular demand)

    09/27/2005 9:38:58 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 6 replies · 1,554+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 9/21/04 | C. DAVID KOTOK
    RAMADI, Iraq - Once Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt realized he could wiggle his toes and fingers, he had one message for the insurgents who wounded him - defiance
  • Muslim Campground Raided, But Why?

    09/27/2005 7:14:21 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 57 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | September 27, 2005 | GARY LIBOW, Courant Staff Writer
    EAST HADDAM -- Around town - and as far away as Tennessee - people are wondering why federal agents seized datashak plants and seeds and 19 computer discs from a Muslim campground in Moodus. First Selectman Brad Parker said Friday's raid on the 18-acre Town Street campground, owned by Darul Uloom Shady Brook Inc., has the town abuzz. FBI agents and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted the raid. "Out on the street, people don't think that [the federal government] would go to that effort for a spinach plant," Parker said. A Tennessee-based blog called "Ginny's Thoughts and...
  • Two teens ride horses to school in Utah

    09/26/2005 7:33:21 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 75 replies · 2,047+ views
    Montery Herald ^ | September 26,2005 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY - Frustrated by rising gas prices, two high school teens got fed up and decided to saddle up. Mellissa Evans and Chapa Stevenson made their 30-mile roundtrip trek to school last week on their horses, Nighthawk and Wink. The seniors live in Rush Valley, a town of about 500 people 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. "When you have a car that gets 10 miles per gallon, you have to do something," Evans said. The trusty steeds spent their days in a stall inside the high school's animal laboratory. On Thursday school officials stepped in, telling...
  • Webhosts for Conservative Sites, and Webhosting Experiences of Conservatives

    09/24/2005 5:52:24 PM PDT · by BIRDS · 57 replies · 1,060+ views
    September 24, 2005 | BIRDS
    For conservatives, many of the issues important to us are often maligned by liberals. For some of us conservatives who maintain websites, and attempt to discuss and/or explore issues on our sites, some webhosting services disapprove of the issues and discussions and sometimes go so far as to malign conservative customers and their sites accordingly, even refusing service when key issues are being discussed on those sites which are otherwise well maintained, family oriented -- and what by that ensues is the suppression of conservative issues by liberals on the internet. As conservatives, what are your experiences with webhosts? And,...
  • Injured Marine defies attackers (one finger salute!)

    09/24/2005 1:13:42 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 72 replies · 4,302+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | September 24, 2005 | C. David Kotok
    RAMADI, Iraq - Once Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt realized he could wiggle his toes and fingers, he had one message for the insurgents who wounded him - defiance.
  • Do you live in Washington?

    09/24/2005 7:01:59 AM PDT · by newsgatherer · 8 replies · 304+ views
    9-24-2005 | self
    If you live in the DC area and have a digital camera and happen to be going to the World War Two monument, would you consider taking a picture of the speech by Roosevelt?I am going to do a follow up on this: The Omission From the New W.W.II Memorial Email to CNIM Today I went to visit the new World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. I got an unexpected history lesson. Since I'm a baby boomer, I was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my parents, veterans of "the greatest war" with...
  • Man gets 30 days in Maine for bruising an 8 week old

    09/22/2005 5:08:38 PM PDT · by newsgatherer · 10 replies · 291+ views
    Man gets 30 days for slapping infant by E.C. Shanor SOUTH PARIS - An admitted child abuser will have to spend 30 days in jail for slapping an infant. William Babbidge, 26, of Rumford pled guilty in Oxford County Superior Court, Monday, to a felonious assault. The victim was an eight-week-old infant. The child's mother had left Babbidge, her live-in boyfriend, to babysit while she was at work. When she returned, hours later, she noticed that the side of the child's head was black-and-blue, the marks resembling a hand print. According to police reports submitted to the court, Babbidge claimed...
  • Pastor/Chaplin needs Christian help

    09/22/2005 7:25:57 AM PDT · by newsgatherer · 50 replies · 856+ views
    Christian-News-In-Maine.com | 09-22-2005 | Stephen Katz Jews for Jesus
    From Jews For JESUS: CONTROVERSY IN WASHINGTON Stevphen Katz Jews For Jesus I just got off a call with Jon Moeller, chapel leader for the Washington Nationals baseball team. He volunteers with a ministry called Baseball Chapel. Jon called me because he and Baseball Chapel are facing a challenge from the Jewish community, which has caught them offguard. THEY NEED OUR HELP. Here is the link to a 4-page article from Sunday's Washington Post. (If you must register to read it, it's free so go ahead and do it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/17/AR2005091701522.html?sub=AR The article descibes how Baseball Chapel works, but there...
  • Pope bans homosexuals from ordination as priests

    09/19/2005 4:11:33 PM PDT · by scripter · 207 replies · 6,605+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 19, 2005
    Pope Benedict XVI has given his approval to a new Vatican policy document indicating that men with homosexual tendencies should not be ordained as Catholic priests, reports Catholic World News. The policy statement is a direct result of the pope's concern about the pedophilia scandal in the church especially in the U.S. The new document, prepared by the Congregation for Catholic Education in response to a request made by the late Pope John Paul II in 1994, will be published soon. It will take the form of an "Instruction," signed by the prefect and secretary of the congregation: Cardinal...
  • Gun Show Owner, Patrons May File Civil Rights Suit

    09/12/2005 7:09:44 AM PDT · by lpeterboyd · 6 replies · 789+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 09/12/05 | Jeff Johnson
    (CNSNews.com) - The owner of a gun show targeted by federal law enforcement for a half dozen undercover enforcement operations may join with some of his customers in filing a federal class action civil rights lawsuit against the agencies that participated in the operations. Virginia State Police (VSP) records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Cybercast News Service confirm that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted "Task Force" undercover surveillance and enforcement operations in connection with six gun shows in Richmond, Va., between July of 2004 and June of 2005. Richmond...
  • Study Says Abstinence Works. Shocking! (Cleveland PD)

    09/10/2005 2:04:56 PM PDT · by USArmySpouse · 21 replies · 592+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 9/3/2005 | Regina McEnery
    In a field fraught with controversy and short of hard data, a study of abstinence-until-marriage programs uncovered some encouraging results among middle school students in Greater Cleveland. The survey of 2,069 seventh- and eighth-graders found that sexually active students who participated in the school-based program, called For Keeps, reported fewer sexual partners and sexual encounters five months later. The study is one of the few scientifically valid studies done on abstinence education in the country, experts say. But while For Keeps, run by Operation Keepsake in Mayfield, appeared to increase students' knowledge about abstinence, it didn't have much influence on...
  • New Orleans Mayor: Leave or We'll Drag You Out

    09/07/2005 3:55:36 AM PDT · by goarmy · 47 replies · 1,077+ views
    Fox News.com & AP ^ | September 7, 2005
    NEW ORLEANS As floodwaters receded inch-by-inch Tuesday, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (search) authorized law enforcement officers and the U.S. military to force the evacuation of all residents who refuse to heed orders to leave the dark, dangerous city. Nagin's emergency declaration released late Tuesday targets those still in the city unless they have been designated by government officials as helping with the relief effort. The move comes after some citizens bluntly told authorities who had come to deliver them from the waterlogged city that they would not leave their homes and property. While acknowledging the declaration, police Capt....
  • Schools Loosen Limits On Muslim Prayers (Religion of Peace Alert!)

    09/05/2005 3:09:27 PM PDT · by neodad · 36 replies · 1,195+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2005 | AP
    Eventually, the school district acknowledged it had no policy preventing a student from praying during free time, and allowed Yasmeen to use an empty classroom to unfurl her prayer rug, face Mecca and touch her head to the floor in a few moments of worship. Her case was part of a nationwide grass-roots effort by Muslim parents to make public schools more friendly and accommodating to Muslim students. The movement has gained strength since the September 11 terror attacks. "The reality for many Muslim students in public schools is very difficult," said Ingrid Mattson, vice president of the Islamic Society...
  • Treasury, IRS take steps to make additional diesel fuel available (off-road diesel now street-legal)

    09/02/2005 11:49:15 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 16 replies · 2,455+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | September 2, 2005
    Treasury, IRS take steps to make additional diesel fuel available Friday, 11:55 a.m. WASHINGTON, DC - The Treasury Department and IRS today announced that "dyed diesel fuel" would be permitted for road use. Dyed diesel fuel ordinarily is intended for off-road use in farm equipment or in certain government vehicles such as school buses. It is dyed to distinguish it from diesel fuel intended for road use. "Today's action is a relatively simple and straightforward step that will immediately increase the available supply of diesel fuel nationwide, which is especially needed in Gulf Coast relief efforts," Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Canadian army ready to aid U.S.

    09/02/2005 2:57:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 34 replies · 876+ views
    Canadian Press vis Sun Media ^ | 2005-09-02 | John Ward
    OTTAWA (CP) - Canada will send the United States any help needed in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, Prime Minister Paul Martin told President George W. Bush on Thursday. "If you need help, just ask and we'll be there," he told Bush in a 15-minute phone call that was to have been a sharp discussion of the softwood lumber dispute but instead became a call of sympathy and condolence. Martin said Bush didn't ask for help, but predicted he will. "They're in the process of trying to put all the co-ordination together and they're going to take us up on...
  • Senate Coverage -- (September '05)

    09/02/2005 4:49:11 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 513 replies · 4,065+ views
    Thomas ^ | 9-02-05 | US CONGRESS
    Since "Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America.", I and others think it's a good idea to centralize what the goes on in the Senate (or House). So if you see something happening on the Senate/House floor and you don't want to start a new thread to ask if anyone else just heard what you heard, you can leave a short note on who said what and about...
  • OPERATION: SHARE YOUR HOME

    09/01/2005 10:41:02 AM PDT · by dukeman · 28 replies · 998+ views
    Thanks for visiting Operation: Share Your Home. Thousands of families are in immediate need of housing because of the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina. This organization has been started to match those in need of housing with those that are willing to provide it. If you have room to share or need a place to stay please click one of the links below. URGENT: Local volunteers are needed to help match families with homes. Please email info@shareyourhome.org if you can help. Press Release Volunteers are needed to help man the phone bank in Shreveport - call 888-827-2525 to volunteer. (this...
  • US Post Office in serious quandry over what to do with mail

    09/01/2005 10:15:50 AM PDT · by newsgatherer · 14 replies · 343+ views
    Christian-news-in-maine.com ^ | 09-01-2005 | Special investigative report for CNIM by: Nelson "Skip" Foley, Jr
    Think of it! Millions of pieces of mail arrived in Mississippi on Monday, the day of the hurricane Katrina, the day before that and the day before that. Delivery is impossible. Millions of pieces of mail were deposited to New Orleans and surrounding communities as well as packages and other documents. With the tons and tons of mail currently in the system and piling up by the hour is, "Where are they going to put it and what are they going to do with it?" In a conversation with the Postmaster of the Auburn, Maine location, Mike Foster, there are...
  • Howie's new John Kerry website

    08/11/2005 1:26:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies · 1,077+ views
    http://liveshot.cc/
  • Ted Kennedy's private parts: Part 1(Ann Coulter)

    08/31/2005 4:56:14 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 78 replies · 2,785+ views
    wnd.com ^ | August 31, 2005 | Ann Coulter
    Sen. Teddy Kennedy has demanded that the Bush administration waive attorney-client privilege and release internal memos John Roberts worked on while in the solicitor general's office 15 years ago, all of which were supposed to be held in the deepest confidence. Apparently, Kennedy thinks public officials have no right to keep even their attorney-client communications secret. This surprised me because the senator is such a strong advocate of the (nonexistent) "right to privacy." And not just in the way most drunken, Spanish quiz-cheating, no-pants-wearing public reprobates generally cherish their own personal right to privacy. I mean privacy in the abstract....