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  • LGBT group wants Dallas to cut ties with pastor after controversial remark

    05/24/2016 6:47:51 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 51 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | May 23, 2016 | fox staff
    A Dallas-based LGBT resource center is calling on Dallas leaders to cut ties with a controversial North Texas pastor who compared gay-friendly business advocates to ISIS. First Baptist Church of Dallas' Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress made the remarks on a radio program last week when he was discussing president Obama's transgender directive to public schools. "I've said often the greatest thread to freedom of religion in America is not ISIS, it's the chamber of commerce," the pastor said on the radio. "I mean, it's the businesses that say to our representatives, 'Oh, don't pass laws like that. Don't pass these...
  • Discourse on the Torah: KJV's OT Isn't An Accurate Translation

    01/28/2016 3:14:07 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 65 replies
  • Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark

    08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page: hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested. As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments. Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday. Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family...
  • ‘He Is a Progressive Radical Above All Else’

    07/31/2013 7:26:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Dr. Reza Aslan’s newly released book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” has been at the center of considerable controversy in recent days after shooting to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. NPR billed the work as “Christ in context,” while a number of Christians are criticizing its portrayal of Jesus as inaccurate and misleading. Wednesday night on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck gave his own perspective on the issue, arguing that Aslan is one in a long line of progressives seeking to re-write history. “From naming streets after communist labor activist Caesar Chavez to making movies glorifying...
  • CSCOPE: Exposing the Nation’s Most Controversial Public School Curriculum System

    03/08/2013 10:44:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/8/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    In February, Texas announced that the state, along with the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum (TESCCC,) would enact major changes to the controversial curriculum management system dubbed CSCOPE. The system received a litany of complaints from faculty members and parents alike concerning its lack of transparency (parents were allegedly not permitted to review lesson-plans), lack of oversight from the State Board of Education, and for allegedly imposing oppressive working conditions for faculty members. CSCOPE was created so that teachers could frame their year around teaching points required by the state. Lessons, which are written by CSCOPE staff and current and...
  • Controversial Donor Melgen Tied to LA Mayor

    02/05/2013 7:42:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/5/13 | Mary Lou Byrd
    A new connection has emerged between Los Angeles Mayor Anthonio Villaraigosa and the eye doctor at the center of controversy surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (D., NJ). The Washington Free Beacon found Villaraigosa pictured alongside both Menendez and controversial donor Salomon Melgen at a gala honoring the Democratic mayor. The National Association of Latino Electoral and Appointed Officials (NALEO) honored Villaraigosa last February in Washington D.C. A photographer from the doctor’s company, VOXXI, captured photos of Melgen with several prominent Democrats, including Villaraigosa. Melgen is the chairman of the board of VOXXI.
  • Object seen in orbit after North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch

    12/12/2012 1:37:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jethro Mullen
    Object seen in orbit after North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch By Jethro Mullen, CNN December 12, 2012 -- Updated 0907 GMT (1707 HKT) Hong Kong (CNN) -- North Korea surprised and angered the international community Wednesday by launching a long-range rocket that appeared to put a satellite in orbit, a breakthrough for the reclusive, nuclear-armed state. The North Korean regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its west coast and delivered a satellite into its intended orbit. The launch followed a botched attempt in April and came just days after Pyongyang suggested...
  • Controversial new Santorum ad: “Welcome to Obamaville”

    03/23/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/23/12 | Allahpundit
    Watch the spot first and try to guess which part has been flagged as controversial before you click here to check your answer. I knew he’d get rapped for it the moment I saw the ad this morning, and if a dummy like me saw it coming, it’s hard to see how his ad team didn’t. Or maybe, having consumed online political media voraciously for the past six years (burp), my sense of what gets them to perk up is simply better honed than Team Sweater Vest’s? Either way, here’s their adamant denial that they were equating anyone with anyone...
  • New Herman Cain ad: The smoking man

    10/24/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 215 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/24/11 | Allahpundit
    Lots of buzz about this among political junkies on Twitter tonight, mostly of the so-bad-it’s-good variety. Is the image of this guy taking a soothing drag on camera after 40 seconds of ad-tastic exertion really that strange and transgressive? Cain’s campaign is all about unapologetic populist authenticity, and there’s nothing more unapologetically, authentically populist than defiantly lighting one up when the mood strikes, politesse be damned. As the man says, “We’ve run a campaign like nobody’s ever seen.” If you’ve got a problem with casual smoking during presidential spots, well, that only proves what an uptight establishment RINO you really...
  • The "How To" Show: How To Be Controversial Finished Version (Ep. 5)

    08/21/2011 3:31:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan
    Youtube ^ | 8-7-2011 | The Lutheran Satire
  • Judge (Sumi) voids controversial Wisconsin union law

    05/26/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/26/11 | Jeff Mayers
    MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge on Thursday voided a controversial Republican-backed law restricting the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi said Republican lawmakers violated the state's open meetings law in rushing the legislation through during massive protests at the state Capitol earlier this year. The Wisconsin proposal, championed by Republican Governor Scott Walker, eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector unions and requires them to pay more for pensions and health coverage. The law has been on hold pending the legal challenge. Mike Tate, chairman of the state's Democratic Party which...
  • From Cannibalism To Chicken With Mark Driscoll

    05/13/2011 8:25:48 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 14, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I don’t always see eye-to-eye with Mark Driscoll but - confession time! – I admire the Seattle-based pastor’s ability to take on sacred cows. “Should Christians stay away from yoga because of its demonic roots? Totally. Yoga is demonic,” asserts the Irish-American Protestant. “If you just sign up for a little yoga class, you're signing up for a little demon class.” Certainly, the obscene profits New Age instructors are making from yoga appear Satanic. Another welcome gem: “See, after church tonight you will go home and you will eat chicken, not human, because of the spread of Christianity. You think...
  • Mayoral rivals' funding legal but controversial (Leland Yee skirts tougher campaign finance laws)

    03/29/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies ^ | 3/29/11 | John Coté,Carla Marinucci
    Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee wasn't officially running to be the next mayor of San Francisco when he spent an eye-popping $1.1 million in one year on his 2010 re-election bid - a race where he faced no primary battle and no serious general election competition. A Chronicle analysis of Yee's financial disclosure forms shows that he paid more than $471,000 in the 2010 election cycle to his San Francisco-based political consultant, Jim Stearns, now his strategist in the mayor's race. .. Yee also paid almost $121,000 to San Francisco pollster Ben Tulchin in 2010. That's nearly as much as...
  • Controversial Wisconsin Union Law Published Despite Court Order Blocking It

    03/25/2011 3:37:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/25/11 | Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis -- The Wisconsin law taking away collective bargaining rights that a court had ordered not to be published by the secretary of state has been published instead by the Legislative Reference Bureau. The action was noted on the Legislature's home page Friday. It's not immediately clear whether the publication has the force of law. But if legally published, the law takes effect Saturday. A judge last week issued a temporary restraining order blocking Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing the law.
  • ABC Knocks the 'Most Controversial,' 'as Conservative as They Come' Michele Bachmann

    03/24/2011 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/24/11 | Scott Whitlock |
    Covering a possible 2012 presidential run by Michele Bachmann, Good Morning America's Juju Chang on Thursday spun the Congresswoman as "one of the most controversial freshmen [sic] members of Congress." Aside from the obvious error, Bachmann has been a representative for four years, GMA never identified hard-left former Congressman Alan Grayson that way. Reporter Jonathan Karl singled out Bachmann as "uncompromising" and "as conservative as they come." This type of labeling isn't uncommon for the journalist. On August 24, 2010, Karl hit Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller as a "hard-line, Tea Party conservative." On September 22, 2010, he deemed Christine...
  • (Corpus Christi) Flour Bluff ISD to allow Gay-Straight Alliance to meet for now

    03/09/2011 2:33:21 PM PST · by Dominic01 · 5 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | March 8, 2011 at 11:23 p.m., updated March 9, 2011 at 6:40 a.m. | Sara Foley
    CORPUS CHRISTI — A Gay-Straight Alliance club can meet on Flour Bluff High School’s campus for now, while a committee evaluates how the school treats non-curriculum clubs. The Flour Bluff Independent School District board of trustees voted 4-2, with members Wade Chapman and Steve Ellis opposed, to direct the superintendent to temporarily allow all non-curriculum clubs to meet on campus, including a proposed Gay-Straight Alliance that had been prohibited. “We’re committed to supporting all students in our community and I think this is the right way to do it,” board member Wally Graham said. “This is what we think is...
  • Newark airport controversial scanners are barely used on busiest travel day

    11/25/2010 8:59:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ] ^ | 11/25/10 | Steve Strunsky and Alexi Friedman
    NEWARK — The choice between a "virtual strip search" and a "grope" was strictly academic Wednesday for most holiday travelers flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport. The majority of Newark’s full-body scanners were idle throughout much of the day, depriving most passengers of the chance to opt out of the controversial screening procedure even if they had wanted to. All in all, Thanksgiving eve was a non-event at Newark Liberty, reflecting the relative calm reported at airports around the country. "Things have gone very, very smoothly,"
  • What Does CBS’s Controversial Obama Picture Mean?

    11/05/2010 1:25:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 11/5/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On Wednesday, CBS published a doctored picture (dually attributed to itself and the Associated Press) showing Barack Obama as half black and half white, with a line clearly visible down the center of his face. And just in case that wasn’t controversial enough, the photo also pictures Democrats leaning over his “black” side while Republicans look over his “white” side. Via NewsBusters: The picture, naturally, is causing quite the stir. Creative Minority Report asks, “Are they saying that Obama will have to act white with Republicans?” and adds, “The idiocy of this is only heightened by the fact that Obama’s...
  • Obama backs controversial New York mosque project

    08/13/2010 6:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/10 | Ross Colvin and Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday backed construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York -- a project opposed by U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on...
  • Talk by controversial Islamic preacher cancelled

    07/05/2010 11:43:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 7/5/10 | Wendy Gillis Staff Reporter
    No explanation given for the cancellation Controversial televangelist Zakir Naik’s talk at North America’s largest Islamic gathering Saturday night was considered by many to be “the heart of the journey,” but two cancellations later, many are wondering why his voice was stilled. After being banned from Canada for his controversial remarks, Naik was to have given Saturday’s keynote address by live video conferencing at Journey of Faith, the Islamic gathering held on the weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • UN to review controversial climate panel (IPCC now under independent review)

    02/26/2010 2:24:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 330+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/10 | Jerome Rivet
    NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AFP) – The United Nations said Friday it would conduct an independent review of its Nobel prize-winning climate panel, whose credibility has been hit by errors in a key report on global warming. The UN's plan was announced as environmental experts at an international meeting hailed the opportunity to make progress on climate change after last year's Copenhagen talks ended in chaos and urged India and China to come on board. Demands have mounted for a major overhaul at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose chairman Rajendra Pachauri has also come under fire for his...
  • Man Tries To Kill Controversial Cartoonist (ROP Strikes Again!!!!)

    01/01/2010 6:36:25 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies · 968+ views ^ | 1/1/2010 | Staff
    Danish police say they have shot an al Qaeda-linked man armed with an axe who broke into the home of a controversial cartoonist. Police say the 28-year-old Somali man was trying to kill Kurt Westergaard, who triggered worldwide protests after drawing cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammed. The intruder was linked to Somali terror organisation al Shabaab and al Qaeda leaders in east Africa, police said. The intruder was shot twice and is being held in custody. Lotte Mejlhede, of TV2, told Sky News Mr Westergaard, 74, fled to a safe room at his Aarhus home after spotting the would-be attacker.
  • Percy Sutton dies; His Obama revelation omitted from obituaries

    12/27/2009 8:52:08 AM PST · by fiodora · 49 replies · 3,327+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    Percy Sutton dies; His Obama revelation omitted from obituaries Legendary lawyer and politician Percy Sutton has died at the age of 89, and the major media are omitting mention of one of his most notable acts. The former Borough President of Manhattan, Sutton had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer (he was Malcolm X's attorney) and media mogul, who purchased radio stations in New York and other cities, making them into high rated black-oriented outlets. He also purchased and renovated (thereby saving from the wrecking ball) New York's legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. To top it off, Sutton...
  • Controversial New Video of Obama’s Pastor

    11/02/2009 6:39:38 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 13 replies · 802+ views
    Accuracy in media ^ | 11/1/2009 | Cliff Cincaid
    A new video of Jeremiah Wright has surfaced, showing Barack Obama's pastor of 20 years praising Marxism and discussing his ties to communists in El Salvador and Nicaragua and the Libyan government. Equally important, Wright is being introduced in the video by Robert W. McChesney, co-founder of Free Press, an organization which has come under scrutiny for its links to the Obama Administration and dedication to the transformation and control of the private media in the U.S. In an article in the socialist Monthly Review, "Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle," McChesney declared, "Our job is to make media reform part...
  • U.S. Could Potentially Use Controversial Adjuvants in Swine Flu Vaccine

    10/13/2009 10:27:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 762+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/13/2009 | LJ ANDERSON
    The World Health Organization estimates that a worldwide production capacity of 3 billion doses of pandemic H1N1 vaccines will be used to prevent the outbreak and spread of the 2009 H1N1 flu, or "swine flu," as it is better known. This ambitious plan for widespread vaccine use, albeit inadequate for a total population of 6.8 billion people, has drawn criticism regarding the vaccine's safety, and the use and potential use of vaccine adjuvants. In the alternative health community, chiropractor Ginger Mills, DC, of Redwood City, is concerned that adjuvants, especially squalene, will be added to vaccines used in the U.S.,...
  • The 6 most controversial presidents (Lincoln, A. Johnson, Hoover, Nixon, Clinton, G.W. Bush)

    08/27/2009 12:12:03 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies · 912+ views ^ | 8-23-2009 | Scripps via WCPO
    No presidency is ever without its fair share of criticism, but some presidents seem to stir up more controversy than others. So, who are the 6 most controversial presidents? That is a hard question to answer, and this list is by no means definitive. That brings us to the first President on this list, which may surprise some.
  • Controversial ex-CIA director named to spy panel (John Deutch)

    02/05/2009 9:00:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 500+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/09 | Pamela Hess and Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON – National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair has asked former CIA Director John Deutch, who was stripped of his security clearance nearly a decade ago for mishandling classified information, to sit on an advisory panel on spy satellites, a lawmaker said Thursday. Deutch, CIA director from May 1995 to December 1996 in the Clinton administration, stored and processed hundreds of files of highly classified material on unprotected home computers that he and family members also used to connect to the Internet, according to an internal CIA investigation. The Defense Department's inspector general found similar conduct during Deutch's prior service at...
  • Controversial Ayers enjoys his moment in the limelight

    01/29/2009 8:50:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,015+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/29/09 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    MORAGA — The much-anticipated speech Wednesday by militant-turned-college-professor Bill Ayers at Saint Mary's College attracted nearly 600 people, many of them very clearly in diametrically opposite political camps. That figure does not count the roughly 200 people who loudly protested Ayers' appearance outside the packed Soda Center auditorium in an unparalleled level of interest in an academic lecture at this rural, private Catholic college. Inside, Ayers' 90-minute presentation drew jeers, boos and an emotional outburst from a woman who swore at him and left. He also received plenty of laughs and claps and even a few standing ovations from the...
  • Agent Provocateur’s Season of the Witch Exclusive Images

    09/14/2008 7:12:23 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 18 replies · 403+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Sep 11th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Fashion Time Magazine has obtained exclusive images of Agent Provocateur’s new Season of the Witch lingerie campaign. AP overwhelms one’s eyes with a smoldering depravity of forbidden fruit in a dark castle, dominant maidens and dusky halls, rich and ornate, strewn with pleasures past and present. Sultry and sensuous, Agent Provocateur’s Season of the Witch campaign cries out with the spell of steamy decadence. Wolf and whip, Sade and nature, merge into sweltering gothic sensibilities.
  • Controversial columnist draws fire for gay slur

    03/04/2007 2:52:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 1,441+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outspoken U.S. conservative columnist Ann Coulter is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after publicly using a derogatory gay slur in reference to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards. "Ann Coulter not only once again went out of her way to use a nasty epithet, she pushed her offensiveness up a notch," Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, said on Sunday. Coulter made the comments on Friday during a speech at the influential American Conservative Union's Political Action Conference, calling Edwards a "faggot." "We conservatives have enough trouble overcoming the false things...
  • Mike Warnke Heart Attack Needs Prayer

    11/02/2006 3:45:11 AM PST · by Global2010 · 35 replies · 1,386+ views
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  • EW Gets it Wrong Again:Tries to List Most Controversial Movies and Fails, Names The Passion #1

    06/10/2006 3:26:08 PM PDT · by brigada · 4 replies · 883+ views ^ | June 10, 06 | Nikki Finke
    The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (aka the official magazine of office receptionists) takes a stab at listing the 25 most controversial movies of all time. "Every now and then, a film comes along that can genuinely get someone's goat without any studio goosing. Films whose incendiary elements can inspire an offended party to pick up a picket, call for a boycott, even pray for divine intervention. These can be important, progressive, taboo-shattering films--or merely films that feature a lot of randy humping. They can also be films that are truly, objectively despicable." I have real problems with EW's list:...
  • AP Enterprise: Schools use controversial practice for extra cash (cash-out refunding)

    04/29/2006 2:55:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 794+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/29/06 | Bob Porterfield - ap
    A growing number of schools and community colleges in California are refinancing voter-approved bonds to raise extra cash, a practice many financial experts say puts an additional burden on taxpayers and may violate state law. The process, known as cash-out refunding, is similar to refinancing a home mortgage to lower monthly payments and take out equity in cash. It's popular because the school districts get extra money - frequently millions of dollars - without going back to the voters. Most use the money to cover construction cost overruns, but critics say California law limits the use of refunded bonds for...
  • Official Clarifies Details on Controversial Weekend Raid

    03/31/2006 4:17:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 271+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2006 – A controversial weekend raid in Baghdad was expertly executed several blocks from the nearest mosque, a U.S. general said yesterday. Reports in Arabic media charge U.S. soldiers killed innocent civilians in a mosque during the raid. At his weekly news conference in Baghdad, Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said those reports are false on several fronts. U.S. forces advised on the operation but did not take an active part, and the nearest mosque was six blocks away, he said. "The U.S. advisers were there purely in an advisory role;...
  • Billboard shows terrorist with driver's license

    12/21/2005 5:15:34 AM PST · by ohhhh · 14 replies · 510+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 21, 2005 | unknown
    HOMELAND INSECURITY Billboard shows terrorist with driver's license Ad set for 2 states criticized for 'connecting Arab men with violence' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 21, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 A controversial billboard showing an Arab terrorist holding a grenade and a driver's license is set to go up soon in both New Mexico and North Carolina, two states where it is comparatively easy for immigrants to secure ID. The billboard is sponsored by New York-based Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, which says the campaign "is aimed at state governments who have failed to implement driver's license...
  • Ideas Needed For Political Project

    10/23/2005 7:35:25 AM PDT · by E-squirrel · 17 replies · 305+ views
    Hi everyone. I have a pretty important research paper to write. It's going to be on something political...I need some advice potential topic is: 1.) Iraq is better off now than it was before the liberation. I need to fill up 6-7 pages on this if I were to choose to do it. I need to prove 3 points. What 3 points could I prove? I was thinking about the first point being about the Hussein regime and what life was like under Saddam Hussein...but I'm not sure what other points I could prove..and do you guys think I...
  • Passport proposal a controversial security matter (Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Panama, Caribbean)

    08/22/2005 4:03:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 738+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 8/21/05 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Passport proposal a controversial security matter Bush administration reconsiders its plans By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer Traffic lines up on the Rainbow Bridge plaza for entry into the United States from Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. AP Photo/DON HEUPEL NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Millions of Americans like Kathy Currier could soon run into trouble returning home from Canada because they don't have passports. On a recent trip back across the border, Currier, 49, cleared security screening with her driver's license and birth certificate. But if she needs a passport in the future to get back into...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Durbin Throws Down the Gauntlet on Roberts, terms nominee "controversial" (D'ya think?)

    07/21/2005 3:52:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 2,381+ views
    ILLINOIS LEADER.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Illinois' senior Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Assistant Democrat Leader in the U.S. Senate, has wasted little time in launching against Judge John Roberts, President Bush's choice for the Supreme Court slot being vacated by retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Durbin has said that the President's decision to put forward John Roberts, 50, who he termed a "controversial nominee" guarantees a "controversial nomination process." Durbin previously clashed with Roberts during the confirmation process for the federal judgeship he now holds. Durbin questioned Roberts characterization of the Rehnquist Court as not necessarily conservative, saying that the the record of the court...
  • Understanding Singer and combating Singerism - ("people of faith" have "psychological needs!")

    07/01/2005 8:37:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 552+ views
    The column I've written over the past year that attracted the most reader response was one last December about Peter Singer, the Princeton professor of ethics who sees no ethical problem with polyamory, bestiality, necrophilia or some kinds of infanticide. Readers frequently asked questions concerning past and future: How did the individual called by The New Yorker today's "most influential" philosopher develop such beastly positions, and how should conservatives fight his influence? First, the past: Although Singer would like to think that his conclusions are the result of pure intellectual labor, his family history is worth noting. He and President...
  • Justice Kennedy becomes target of conservatives' ire-(no wonder!he looks outside US for "guidance!")

    05/03/2005 5:03:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 465+ views
    He wasn't President Reagan's first choice for the U.S. Supreme Court - or his second choice for that matter - and plenty of conservatives have never let him forget it. Seventeen years and a handful of decisions later, Justice Anthony Kennedy - a conservative by background but a swing vote on social issues - has become the poster boy, on the part of those calling for President Bush's most controversial judicial nominees to confirmed by the U.S. Senate, for why the president should get to install judges he really wants rather than capitulate to liberals and moderates. Pressure on Republicans...
  • ABC: Pope "Controversial," "Too Conservative" for U.S. Catholics

    04/05/2005 5:24:20 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 48 replies · 1,684+ views ^ | 05APR05 | MRC
    ABC seemed ahead of the other networks in looking at Pope John Paul II's legacy through the prism of American liberals who see him as too conservative by U.S. political standards. Before he even passed away, ABC's Peter Jennings insisted that the Pope "was, of course, controversial here. Some American Catholics have chaffed at his insistence that they follow the Church's traditional social doctrines." Dean Reynolds cited "abortion, birth control, women priests" as issues which have "all driven a wedge between the Vatican and America." Less than two hours after ABC News reported the Pope's death on Saturday afternoon, anchor...
  • CA: Controversial professor to speak at Cal ('Hot Wadd' Churchill and the little eichmanns tour)

    03/26/2005 9:16:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 856+ views ^ | 3/26/05 | Charles Burress
    Ward Churchill, the University of Colorado professor who provoked a national tempest by referring to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as "little Eichmanns," has been invited to speak at UC Berkeley on Monday. Churchill will be featured speaker at a noon public forum on academic freedom and the furor ignited by his views. "I am pleased to invite Professor Churchill to the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in higher education," said panel organizer Ling-chi Wang, an associate professor of ethnic studies at Cal. "He will present his case for the first time to the Berkeley community." Churchill,...
  • Panel votes to kill controversial funds - San Jose councilman was accused of pressing for donations

    01/13/2005 8:17:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 242+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/13/05 | Aaron C. Davis
    San Jose's ethics task force Wednesday voted unanimously to ban council members' so-called special events accounts, which gained notoriety last year when Councilman Terry Gregory was accused by a former aide of pressuring Wal-Mart and other business leaders to contribute thousands of dollars to one of the little-known funds. The task force's decision puts the fate of the controversial accounts before the full council later this month. Seven of 10 city council members have used special events accounts in recent years to raise tens of thousands of dollars, but a majority Thursday said they were leaning toward eliminating them. The...
  • 60 Minutes at it again

    01/12/2005 11:09:45 AM PST · by billybudd · 3 replies · 234+ views
    Danny Taggart's Blogarama ^ | 01/12/2005 | Danny Taggart
    60 Minutes ran a story on January 2nd about Google, its business and culture. At one point, Lesley Stahl does a Google search for "60 Minutes", which yields results she complains are "controversial" (the Drudge Report featured prominently in the results). This is a "problem" apparently. Here's the quote: That includes the term "60 Minutes," for which Google's computers return 19 million search results in one-fifth of a second. But at first glance, the top results are all related to "60 Minutes" stories that have created some kind of controversy. And that’s a big problem with Google: Its ranking system...
  • Visit my website

    04/24/2004 2:19:34 AM PDT · by LizVanBreda · 114+ views
    myself ^ | LizVanBreda
    Hi, I've been neglecting this topic for sometime now because I had some serious stuff to deal with at home. My mother died very unexpected and you can't (or perhaps you can)imagine the pain and agony involved...especially dealing with brothers who don't seem to care a lot about her death and her belongings...heartbreaking. Anyway I am trying to glue my life again and I have been trying to update my Melsite a bit. Please feel free tot visit, leave your message and give me some feedback or ideas (always welcome)... Thanks in advance!!
  • The Security Fence (you'll never guess where)

    12/16/2003 6:12:51 PM PST · by forty_years · 23 replies · 179+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | December 15, 2003 | Diana Appelbaum
    The new security fence runs 3,034 miles along a contorted path that lurches east, then west, and then doubles back - the antithesis of a straight line as it contrives to include this village and exclude that one. Many in the international community charge that in addition to being a grievous breach of human rights, the fence is part of a scheme to monopolize water resources, stealing the flow of rivers and further depriving people who already have little access to water. The course of the security fence divides families, separates herdsmen from their traditional grazing land and it can...
  • Police Almost Apologize for Raid on Controversial London Mosque

    01/28/2003 10:47:20 AM PST · by justme346 · 3 replies · 225+ views ^ | 01/28/03 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Police Almost Apologize for Raid on Controversial London Mosque By Jeremy Reynalds (bio) Other Articles by Jeremy Reynalds Back to News / Home PageIn the pre-dawn hours of Monday January 20, Britain's Metropolitan Police raided the notorious Finsbury Park Mosque (preaching home of the controversial Islamic cleric Abu Hamza) and two adjacent buildings. The raid was carried out with search warrants that were issued under Britain's Terrorism Act 2000. A Metropolitan Police news release stated in part that seven men living in the Mosque were arrested and they remain in custody. The release continued, "We can also confirm that...
  • School name to honor controversial activist

    12/17/2002 9:16:07 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 1 replies · 212+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/17/02 | (Author not named)
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia school board has voted to name a new high school after Bayard Rustin, the late civil rights activist known both as an aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and for taking controversial political stances. In a 6-3 vote Monday, the West Chester Area school board decided to name the school after Rustin, despite critics who objected to naming it after a man who was gay, briefly a member of a Communist youth group in the 1930s and who was a conscientious objector during World War II. "If every one of the...