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  • Violence in Films and Killing Sprees: Why it's Time to Say NO to Hollywood's Offerings

    07/21/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT · by InHisService · 100 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-21-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Hollywood consistently churns out movies that are filled with very graphic and gory violence. While I'm not blaming them for what this sick killer did, let's face it: we live in a culture that embraces violence. How do we embrace it? By paying our hard earned money to see movies where people are shot with guns, mutilated, killed and blown up on a regular basis.
  • Florida Family Association: Lada Gaga is Tricking Kids into being Gay

    07/21/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 57 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 19 2012 | Brian Tashman
    “Thousands of kids who might have otherwise worked through their pubescent sexual identity issues will be inspired to accept the wrong choice based upon this unscientific, emotionally charged born this way propaganda,” the FFA writes, “What’s brave or kind about telling thousands of sexually frustrated teens that they were born this way when a high percentage of them would have ended up taking the straight heterosexual path for life?”
  • The Revenge of Murphy Brown

    07/16/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 16, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    In an otherwise routine speech in May, 1992, Vice-President Dan Quayle criticized Murphy Brown, the TV character played by Candice Bergen, for bearing an out-of-wedlock child, emphasizing that it “ignored the importance of fathers.” He was subsequently skewered by the elitists of the cultural left. How, they asked, could he make such a big deal about a fictional character? The culture warriors insisted that there was nothing wrong with a woman having a child that she would raise alone. Of course, the left always believed that Quayle was an idiot, so they abruptly dismissed his comments as idiotic. That lack...
  • State Department Official Defends Decision Not to Designate Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization

    07/13/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 13 replies ^ | 13JUL13 | Not Listed
    The State Department's top official for Africa this week defended the decision not to designate Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organization" (FTO) -- but then used the term "terrorist organization" in reference to the Nigerian Islamist group, reports. A Nigerian Christian leader criticized the move, saying failure to designate Boko Haram as an FTO emboldened the group and signaled that its targeting of Christians was acceptable. The administration on June 21 listed three Boko Haram leaders as "specially designated global terrorists" (SDGTs) but stopped short of listing the group as an FTO under U.S. law, a step some...
  • Bosnia Connection: Bill Clinton and Islamist ratlines in Bosnia assisted September 11.

    07/13/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies ^ | 13JUL13 | Lee Jay Walker and Murad Makhmudov
    Osama bin Laden wasn’t articulate and media savvy like Bill Clinton who was the leader of the United States between January 1993 and January 2001. After all, whatever Osama bin Laden was he did at least speak honestly with regards to his intentions. However, Bill Clinton had a host of special advisors, an unquestioning media to ply his propaganda, and he could keep a straight face when manipulating language in order to fulfill his policy agenda. Today all over the world people have to pay enormous airport taxes because of tightened security after September 11. This is also ironic. After...
  • Hip-Hop World Gives Gay Singer Support

    07/10/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 6 2012 | James C McKinnley, Jr.
    When Frank Ocean, a rising star in the R&B world, announced on Tuesday that his first true love had been a man, he seemed to be taking a giant risk with his career. After all, Mr. Ocean, 24, is a rising star in the hypermasculine world of urban music, where singers cultivate images as lady-killers. He is a member of the Odd Future hip-hop collective, whose rappers are known for using anti-gay slurs. No other mainstream R&B artists have acknowledged having homosexual relationships. For decades, even the rumor of homosexuality had ruined artists in hip-hop circles. But how big a...
  • 3 charged after 22 illegal immigrants found in Mesa drop house .

    06/29/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    AZFamily ^ | June 29, 2012 | Jennifer Thomas
    MESA, Ariz. -- Three Mexican men face federal charges after agents busted an alleged drop house in Mesa on Wednesday. Jesus Castillo-Mejia, 47, and Genaro Guzman-Guzman, 29, appeared in federal court Thursday where they were charged with human smuggling. Marco Guzman-Guzman, 27, was charged with illegally re-entering the United States following a previous deportation order.
  • An Angry Border Control Agent

    06/25/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush ^ | June 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is John in Southern New Mexico. You're next here on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh. RUSH: Yes, sir. CALLER: Listen, I've been following the Supreme Court and what they're doing with the Arizona law. I've spent 25 years enforcing the law on the border. And I can tell you -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. You spent 25 years enforcing the law, that means you're a border patrol agent or former? CALLER: I'm a border patrol agent, yes. RUSH: Current or former? CALLER: Current. RUSH: Current border patrol agent. CALLER: I have been eligible...
  • 255 Illegals From Countries That Promote, Produce, Protect Terrorists Along US-Mexico Border

    06/20/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-20-12 | Edwin Mora
    255 Illegals From Countries That ‘Promote, Produce, or Protect’ Terrorists Apprehended Along U.S.-Mexico Border( -- There were 255 illegal aliens from countries such as Pakistan and Iran that have been officially linked to terrorism by the U.S. government apprehended along the southwest border by Border Patrol in fiscal 2011, data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show. In fiscal 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 thru Sept. 30, 2011), the Border Patrol -- under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) component of the DHS -- arrested a total of 327,577 illegal aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those arrested, 46,997...
  • J.C. Penney Executive Departs After Eight Months on Job (Fired for failure of gay ads)

    06/18/2012 5:52:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 130 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/18/12 | Steven Russolillo
    Something’s up at J.C. Penney. After the closing bell, the department-store operator announced President Michael Francis was leaving, effective today, after only eight months on the job. Shares dropped 6.5% in after-hours trading to $22.75 in after-hours trading. The stock is down nearly 50% since early February.
  • Boy Scouts review controversial anti-gay policy

    06/07/2012 9:03:45 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 75 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 7, 2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    The Boy Scouts of America is considering a resolution that calls for ending a 102-year-old policy they’ve grappled with in recent years: banning gay scouts and scout leaders, gay advocates told on Wednesday. Though the organization said it would review the proposal, a spokesman insisted there were no plans to change the policy. The new policy would throw out the national ban and allow local chartering organizations to decide whether or not they would accept gay youth and leaders, said Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout who has advocated for the change, citing unidentified people who attended the group's national...
  • PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's

    06/01/2012 9:01:18 AM PDT · by paltz · 67 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6/1/12 | Kerry Picket
    The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman. Without going too much into the weeds of comic book geek-dom, here are some important points...
  • Target Blocks Group's Emails Complaining of Gay Pride Shirts

    06/02/2012 7:00:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 06/02/2012 | Audrey Barrick
    Giant retailer Target has blocked emails from the conservative American Family Association after its supporters began urging the company to pull its promotion of homosexuality. "I hope you will not let Target silence your voice. I encourage you to call their corporate office and share your personal thoughts," the family group told supporters. Target has partnered with Family Equality Council and is currently supporting the LGBT group with 100 percent of the proceeds it receives through its collection of gay pride T-shirts (up to a maximum donation of $120,000). When Target began selling the pro-gay shirts late May, the American...
  • Original Green Lantern Is Gay, DC Announces (DC now becoming AC/DC comics)

    06/01/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    MTV ^ | 06/01/2012 | Josh Wigler
    When DC Comics relaunched its entire line of superheroes in 2011, big changes were made to their biggest characters: Superman was no longer married to Lois Lane, a secret criminal organization was running Gotham City completely under Batman's radar, and Aquaman finally got some respect. But perhaps the biggest of all the alterations to a DC hero's origin was just announced Friday (June 1): Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is gay. First appearing in a 1940 issue of "All-American Comics," Scott was originally introduced as a mystically driven hero who shared little in common with the intergalactic peace-keeping Green...
  • J.C. Penney two-dad ad features local family and DBJ honoree (Father's Day has gone gay...)

    05/31/2012 5:44:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 5/31/12 | Steven R. Thompson
    In its June book, J.C. Penney Co Inc. ran an ad featuring another same-sex couple, but this time it features two dads in honor of Father’s Day.
  • Confirmed: Superman might be gay

    Makes sense. He’s got the build, the fashion sense, and just maybe the gaydar-pinging facial structure. And yet — no one’s sure yet that he’s the one who’s coming out. All we know is that it’s a male, that it’ll happen next month, and that he’s “one of the major iconic DC characters.” Is there something you’d like to tell us, Batman? Actually, no need: We already know. "So which one is it? The folks at DC Comics aren’t saying, but they do say it’s the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times." "Last September,...

    05/29/2012 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | May 29. 2012 | self
    The week leading up to Memorial Day found an article circulating about President Obama's possible "Jimmy Carter Moment". The UK Telegraph opined that even with many polls suggesting a close race leading up to the conventions-- ...The American people ousted Jimmy Carter by a landslide vote.... electing Ronald Reagan in 1980. Earlier in the year, Lt. Col Oliver North (USMC ret) penned a simlar thought... About Obama's possible "Jimmy Carter Moment"; though much more about foreign policy and national security issues. My comparison here is the same theme of "deja vu all over again" -- from my point of view......
  • 20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms

    05/26/2012 1:48:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2012 | Isabel Sawhill
    20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms Isabel Sawhill May 25. On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown — the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom — for her decision to have a child outside of marriage. “Bearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong,” the vice president said. “Failing...
  • Gallup: Social conservatism bounces up, economic conservatism steady

    05/26/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Interestingly, Gallup didn’t lead with the finding on social conservatism from its latest survey, but that may be because the bounce upward followed two straight declines in the same series. The focus on economic conservatism is a little more dramatic, if consistent: Americans are more than twice as likely to identify themselves as conservative rather than liberal on economic issues, 46% to 20%. The gap is narrower on social issues, but conservatives still outnumber liberals, 38% to 28%. …In the same poll, on Gallup’s standard measure of ideology — not asked in reference to any set of issues — 41%...
  • Are Catholic Leaders Attacking Obama to Help Republicans?

    05/25/2012 2:35:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    E. J. Dionne, a liberal columnist for The Washington Post, suggested in a Monday blog post that Catholic leaders who are opposing the Obama administration's birth control mandate could be doing so to help Republicans in the November elections. Dionne was responding to the Monday lawsuits from 43 Catholic agencies. They sued the Obama administration over the requirement to provide coverage for contraception, sterilization and some abortifacient drugs in their health plans. These agencies did not qualify for the religious exemption because the exemption defines religious groups as only those that primarily hire and serve coreligionists, and for which religious...