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  • Are we ready to do what it takes to reclaim the Republican Party?

    05/30/2007 11:10:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 138 replies · 2,597+ views ^ | 5.30.07 | Dangus (Vanity)
    "Rebuilding" is a very trying experience for baseball fans. It's what owners do when they decide that the current team is overpayed, underperforming, and irreformable. They clear out the current regulars and make room for new talent. In the meanwhile, though, fans have to suffer through a few seasons of not even hoping to win. When done well, it works. The New York Yankees found themselves paying the highest salaries year after year in the 1980s. Although they had the best winning percentage overall for that decade, they had no division titles, let alone World Series championships, to show for...
  • VANITY POLL: Who would you vote for in the primary?

    05/22/2007 9:46:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 125 replies · 1,614+ views
    None ^ | 5/23/07 | Dangus Vanity
    It's been a long time since there was an official FR poll on this subject, and I'd like to propose certain conditions: 1. Who would you vote for, given the current field? A. Gilmore B. Giuliani C. Huckabee D. Hunter E. McCain F. Paul G. Romney H. Tancredo I. Fred Thompson J. Tommy Thompson 2. Who would you vote for, knowing that Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich would be candidates? A. Gilmore B. Gingrich C. Giuliani D. Huckabee E. Hunter F. McCain G. Paul H. Romney I. Tancredo J. Fred Thompson K. Tommy Thompson 3. Suppose it's after New Hampshire,...
  • Free Republic Poll, Part 2 (includes partials from Part 1)

    05/25/2007 11:27:14 AM PDT · by dangus · 43 replies · 1,153+ views
    1. Who would you vote for, given the current field? A. Gilmore B. Giuliani C. Huckabee D. Hunter E. McCain F. Paul G. Romney H. Tancredo I. Tommy Thompson 2. Who would you vote for, knowing that Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich would be candidates? A. Gilmore B. Gingrich C. Giuliani D. Huckabee E. Hunter F. McCain G. Paul H. Romney I. Tancredo J. Fred Thompson K. Tommy Thompson 3. Suppose it's after New Hampshire, and most of the lesser known candidates have dropped out. Who would you vote for? (PLEASE answer this one.) A. Giuliani B. McCain C. Romney...
  • 379 Denominations in a single nation

    05/11/2007 2:04:45 PM PDT · by dangus · 177 replies · 2,081+ views
    (German) Reformed Church in the United States (Original) Church of God Advent Christian Church African Methodist Episcopal Church African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church Alaska Moravian Church Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) Alliance of Baptists in the USA Amana Church Society American Association of Lutheran Churches American Baptist Association American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. American Baptist Convention American Baptist Mississippi Convention American Ethical Union American Evangelical Christian Churches American Evangelical Lutheran Church American Lutheran Conference American Rescue Workers American Unitarian Association Anglican Orthodox Church of North America Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene)...
  • The Media is lying about Religion in South America.

    05/11/2007 11:59:39 AM PDT · by dangus · 11 replies · 720+ views
    Once the nation with the fewest priests per nominal Catholic, Brazil now has more seminarians than it had homegrown priests in 1980. The number of major seminarians in Brazil has increased ten-fold since 1972. The rate of increase has been even higher in Peru and Bolivia, and comparable in the rest of South America. The source of claims of a collapse in Catholic adherence comes from statistical abuse of mainstream media sources. Take the instance of Brazil. Brazil’s black and mixed-race populace was recently largely unevangelized by Catholics as well as Protestants. In 1968, there were nearly 30 million adherents...
  • GOP Candidates Divided Evenly in Early Election Contests

    05/10/2007 3:33:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 21 replies · 749+ views
    Various ^ | 5/10/07 | Compiled by Dangus
    By February 6, the primaries should be settled, because most states will have held elections or caucuses by then. But only six states will likely make their decisions before February 5. And "front-runner" Rudy Giuliani is trailing badly in five of them. In Iowa, according to American Res. Group, John McCain leads Giuliani 26-19. Romney and Thompson are at 14 and 13 percent, each. In New Hampshire, according to Survey USA, Romney has built a sizeable lead, gaining 32% of the vote. Giuliani and McCain are virtually tied for 2nd, with 23 and 22 percent, respectively. In Nevada, Giuliani trails...
  • Chinese Baby Bust Reaches the College Years.

    05/02/2007 6:10:24 AM PDT · by dangus · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    The population of college-aged Chinese is about to collapse. In the late 1960s, China's first great baby boom peaked, the product of soaring fertility rates, which soon fell dramatically under Mao's harsh repression. The number of births fell dramatically, at first, until the decreasing fertilty rates stabilized. Once the baby boomers reached child-bearing years, however, a second boom was created, not because the fertility rate rebounded, but simply because of the dramatic increase of the population of fertile women. There will be not much of a third wave. The second boom is entering their child-bearing years, but the first wave...
  • The cooperation of faith and works

    04/26/2007 9:41:46 AM PDT · by dangus · 58 replies · 717+ views
    The sinner does not draw himself to Christ, but it is Christ who draws the sinner to Himself. Thus, the sinner has no merit of his own when he receives Christ, whether in prayer, or in baptism; the merit is entirely Christ's, earned through the outpouring of His blood upon the cross. Any work which helps draw the sinner to salvation, or any fruitful work at all, is not the work of Man, but is work of God, merely enacted through Man, who needs only submit to God. Man because Man is totally unworthy of receiving Christ, but it is...
  • Global Warming Alarmists Make a Mockery Even Out of Global Warming "Consensus."

    04/19/2007 8:34:22 AM PDT · by dangus · 109 replies · 2,020+ views
    The following is based on observations accepted by the global-warming consensus, and does not attempt to refute or even provide contradictory evidence. Is the Earth warming? Yes. With extremely advanced statistical techniques, scientists have been able to cut through all the background noise of weather patterns and cyclical fluctuations to detect a tiny increase in temperature over the past 100 years. To be precise, there have been two warmings in the past century, each about three decades long, and each of about one third of one degree, separated by a pause of about three decades. These increases are by no...
  • Summation of Virginia Tech killer's ties to Islam

    04/19/2007 4:47:03 AM PDT · by dangus · 158 replies · 7,285+ views
    The following are ties Cho had to Islam. They are not offered as proof of anything, but merely to prompt consideration or disproof of any links. Cho’s father lived in Saudi Arabia as a young, single man. His sister works for a State Department contractor which oversees billions of dollars of aid for Iraq. Previously, she worked in Bangkok. (1) Both of Cho’s plays are about sexual abuse. (2) Bangkok is a city famous for its sex trade, which caters especially to Muslim businessmen. Cho’s rampage was on Holocaust Remembrance day. Although probably a happenstance, one of the professors he...
  • Was Virginia Tech killer a Muslim terrorist? (Some minor hints he was.)

    04/17/2007 3:50:27 PM PDT · by dangus · 216 replies · 8,496+ views
    I read the following from Little Green Footballs: "Apparently, South Korean student Seung Hui Cho signed his note, “Ismail Ax,” and also wrote those words on his arm. All other signs right now point to this being a deranged individual with a history of odd behavior (not a “sudden jihadi”), but this is very curious." suggests that he meant only to refer to a story by an author named Ishmael: You probably already know this, but in James Fennimore Cooper’s story “The Prairie,” the settler Ishmael Bush, who is attempting to escape from civilization, sets out across the prairie...
  • What would a male-only religious service look like?

    04/11/2007 12:28:15 PM PDT · by dangus · 25 replies · 1,986+ views
    Silliness ^ | 4-11-07 | Dangus
    A couple of recent posts referred to male-only congregations. It made me wonder what a Protestant, male-only service would look like. Let's see some suggestions, folks. (Many of these would be offensive to Catholic and other high-church sensibilities, but so are most uniquely Protestant practices. That said, the intention is not to bash others, or to be prurient; keep this in good fun. This is farce, not bitter satire!) Holy Water applied by Super Soaker. “The Word of the Lord” changed to, simply, “Word!” “Change my heart, O God” replaced with “Drop kick me, Jesus” Kiss of Peace handshake replaced...
  • Collapse of Primary System Leads to Talk of Brokered Conventions

    04/10/2007 9:42:12 AM PDT · by dangus · 67 replies · 2,683+ views
    Compiled ^ | April 10, 08 | Dangus
    Senator Obama joked with David Letterman, "I think it is possible that in that kind of situation, we might have to have a brokered convention and, Dave, we might turn to you." It's a stupid joke, but it may reveal that the prospect of a brokered convention is already on candidates' minds. And it already seems likely to some, due to a complete breakdown of the primary system. The Wall Street Journal's Brian Carney says, "The presidential primary system as we have known it for 35 years is dead. History books will record that the era that began with the...
  • Is the GOP Overlooking its Brightest Star for President in 2008?

    11/10/2006 12:11:15 PM PST · by dangus · 272 replies · 9,754+ views
    11/10/06 | Dangus
    Meet George "Sonny" Purdue, the most popular major-state Republican governor in America. In a year of devestating losses, he handily beat his Democratic challenger by a 3-to-2 margin. Gov. Purdue is a vet in two ways: He is a former Air Force Captain and a Doctor of Veterinary medicine. With his wife, Mary, he is a father of four children, and foster parent of eight. He was also a University of Georgia walk-on quarterback, and will appear as a coach in the movie, "We Are Marshall" Since his election in 2002, Georgia has improved from 50th in the nation on...
  • UNREPORTED IN HOT SENATE RACES: Democrats broke while Republicans' powder is dry

    10/25/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 65 replies · 3,842+ views
    Analysis of FEC reports ^ | 10/25/06 | Dangus
    One must be careful to make too much of a given Senate candidate appearing broke at the 3rd-quarter FEC filing time. After all, the national parties and major donors can rescue a strong candidate’s foundering finances. And certain costs, such as advertising, may even still have been paid up front. But when so many candidates from one party, who have been very strong, are suddenly out of cash, while the other party is cash-rich, something may be afoot. In this case, the Republicans continue to use their strategy which produced surprise wins in 2002 and 2004: They are keeping their...
  • Could UNDERpopulation Threaten Global Financial Systems?

    10/19/2006 12:06:39 PM PDT · by dangus · 26 replies · 1,653+ views
    The demographic situation of the world is not simply overpopulation. In many regions of the world, it is severe underpopulation. Globally, there is a mix of both. Yet the focus has been nearly exclusively on overpopulation, to the point where underpopulated groups foolishly try to reduce their own population. This could have devestating effects. In the early 1960s, the earth's population was expanding at a rate of 2.2% per year. At that rate, it would double every 32 years. By the year 2050, the Earth's population would be over 20 billion. As recently as a decade ago, many demographers guessed...
  • The Masonic Era of Judicial Tyranny.

    09/12/2006 10:51:48 PM PDT · by dangus · 318 replies · 5,891+ views
    The era of the free-masons. Between 1937 and 1958, an amazing succession of publicly Masonic Supreme Court justices were appointed to the Supreme Court. Collectively, they radicalized American politics. Since their ascension, it can truly be said that every major socio-political change in America has been brought about by judicial, rather than legislative, means. They utterly dominated the Supreme Court during the Warren, Stone, and Vinson courts (1941-1969.) At times, as many as eight of the nine justice were Masonic. The following is a listing of Masonic US Supreme Court justices appointed in the last 70 years. This is no...
  • The candidates for 2008 you don't know, (and one you may only think you know)

    09/11/2006 10:33:29 PM PDT · by dangus · 75 replies · 4,527+ views
    Most of the speculation of who will be the next President focuses on senators, who almost always lose. This article examines some of the other potential nominees who have gotten less attention. Keep in mind that most presidential nominees were not among the most-discussed candidates two years before the election. Sonny Purdue is the most popular governor of any state with more than five electoral votes, and his overall approval ratings have taken off while he takes on more and more positions which drive Democratic voters nuts: reversing his Democratic predecessor's centralization of pedagogic education, refusing to allow aliens to...
  • Zogby confirms what poll rumors said: Santorum closing in hard on Casey

    09/10/2006 10:31:42 PM PDT · by dangus · 59 replies · 2,249+ views
    Zogby and the Wall Street Journal released a poll only two weeks after their last one. It represents a loss of 3.5 for Casey and a gain of 1.2% for Santorum. The Romanelli factor is unknown. Casey's lead has dropped from 9% in July and August to 4.1% today. The margin of error for poll was 3.3%. The polling was done between August 29th and September 5th, which means that only the last three days of polling would have covered the Meet the Press debate. The Casey performance's effect on this poll may be minimal. A 4.1% difference is closer...
  • Blog: Democratic Poll Shows Santorum in Virtual Tie With Casey!

    09/08/2006 11:00:23 PM PDT · by dangus · 15 replies · 781+ views
    Rick Santorum (R-PA) was recently as many as 20 points behind. He had shown clear signs of making a strong come-back, pulling to within single digits, apart from a fluky-seeming Gallup/USA Today poll showing him trailing by 18. Then he trounced Bob Casey, Jr. in the debates. Now, there are rumors he has pulled to within the margin of error, and the source is none other than Casey's own polling! [National Review]: An internal Casey polls shows Santorum within the margin of error. [National Review Citation]: Casey's handlers are at loggerheads as far as when/if/how to go negative. The fear...