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  • Why China Replaces U.S. As Dominant World Superpower In Three Pictures

    02/03/2014 7:47:40 AM PST · by joeclarke · 25 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/03/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
  • No-Frill Thrills: The Rise of Minimalist Sex Apps (Pomosexuals)

    08/20/2013 3:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/19/2013 | Kevin Roose
    In January of last year, Roman Sidorenko and Alexander Kukhtenko had an idea to break their sexual dry spells the way they solved many of their other problems: with an app. "We wanted an easy way to find sex, basically," says Sidorenko. But the two friends (who describe themselves as "pomosexuals") were too impatient to use the available dating apps on the market, all of which required them to spend hours flirting with potential flings via chat or text message before getting a date and, possibly, sealing the deal. They knew there were horny people around them looking for sex...
  • This Cupcake Costs $750. Repeat: This Cupcake Costs $750.

    08/13/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Thrillist ^ | Matthew Parvis
    This cupcake costs $750. Repeat: this cupcake costs $750. Maybe you shouldn't get one for everyone in the third-grade class. Meet the $750 Decadence D'Or cupcake at Sweet Surrender inside the Palazzo. It's encased in a hand-blown sugar fleur-de-lis and crafted using chocolates that get more special attention during production than Rip Torn when the movie's shot in a whiskey bar. It's arguably better than the Hostess version. Here's how it breaks down: • The Cake: Made from Palmira Single Estate chocolate, which was developed by Valrhona, a French chocolatier who planted a series of Criollo bean trees to create...
  • California strip clubs and other businesses receive millions of dollars in tax credits

    06/03/2013 11:52:25 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2013 | ABC News staff
    <p>Two Rancho Cordova strip clubs are receiving thousands in tax credits due to a loophole in a job creation program.</p> <p>California's Enterprise Zone program allows companies including at least these two strip clubs to receive millions of dollars in tax breaks. Qualifying businesses can claim a $37,000 tax credit for each worker hired.</p>
  • Americans and Religion Increasingly Parting Ways

    03/14/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT · by MoochPooch · 12 replies
    UC Berkeley News Center ^ | March 12, 2013 | Yasmin Anwar
    BERKELEY — Religious affiliation in the United States is at its lowest point since it began to be tracked in the 1930s, according to analysis of newly released survey data by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke University. Last year, one in five Americans claimed they had no religious preference, more than double the number reported in 1990.
  • Catastrophe

    11/06/2012 11:35:05 PM PST · by Bratch · 44 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | November 6, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Barack Obama has been re-elected president. Like most on the right, I misread America. The United States of America faces huge problems as a nation. Our economy is skidding, we have racked up massive debt to an unsustainable level, and we are no longer a culturally confident or united nation. We are a scattering of enclaves, barely on speaking terms, swaggering and vibrant Texas suspiciously eying bankrupt but arrogant California, rural and traditional Oklahoma has nothing in common with corrupt and secular Illinois, and so forth. Our entitlement spending threatens to engulf red state and blue state alike. We now...
  • More and More French Jews Emigrating to Israel

    03/24/2012 11:34:21 AM PDT · by forty_years · 31 replies · 4+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | 03/22/2012 | Gil Yaron
    More and more French Jews are buying homes in Israel amid fears of rising anti-Semitism in France. Many complain of being harrassed in public and feel the country is no longer a safe place to raise their children. In the wake of the Toulouse attacks, the wave of emigration is only likely to increase. Many must have been reminded of the treatment of Jews under the Third Reich. Shortly after the attack on a Jewish school in the southern French city of Toulouse on Monday, school principals in the city walked into classrooms and asked the Jewish pupils to come...
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • George Soros Water Boy and Uganadan Sex Workers

    10/14/2011 7:28:40 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
    In February of 2009, the Soros-funded Open Society Initiative for East Africa, in partnership with Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA), boasts that it “successfully broadcast the first ever television program featuring sexual minority rights in Uganda.” The Open Society Institute said the program was necessary because “Uganda is a country that currently criminalizes homosexuality and commercial sex work, and has repeatedly made efforts to silence sexual rights activists.”
  • Tomboy Movie Features 10-Year-Old Lesbian

    09/27/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT · by massmike · 90 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 09/27/2011 | n/a
    What’s the next step for social engineers after using Dancing With the Stars in an attempt to ram Chaz Bono down our throats? A French movie bedecked with a long list of awards offers a clue. The story of a girl who wants to be a boy, Tomboy exploits small children to advance progressives’ bizarre sexual agenda. Here’s what film-makers — influential shapers of our culture — now have 10-year-old girls doing on screen: "Hanging out with the neighbourhood kids, Michael (Laure) plays rough games of football, chase, and even goes swimming in a local pond. (Laure, in a funny...
  • Homosexual Ideology, Satanic Pride

    07/03/2011 9:45:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Spero News ^ | 7/3/11 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    June 11, 2011 saw one more parade to glorify the vice of homosexuality. Dubbed, Europride or Eurogaypride, it was held in Rome, once known as the Eternal City, the center of Catholicism. The expression, “homosexual pride” summarizes the essence of the homosexual ideology. Let us see how.Pride and revolt against God Sin is a revolt against the order established by God and, therefore, a revolt against the Creator Himself. The more this revolt becomes manifest, the greater is the sin. Man can sin out of weakness and feel shame for his sin and desire to make amends; or he...
  • A French Intifada

    01/24/2011 6:50:15 PM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 1/24/2011 | Nidra Poller
    ... No French outlet would touch the "Hamas on the Seine" report by photojournalist Jean-Paul Ney, published by the French-language, Israel-based Metula News Agency on May 31, 2010, describing enraged kaffiyeh-masked, pro-Palestinians chanting, "Zionist sellout media," "Jews to the ovens," "F--k France," "Sarkozy the little Jew," "Obama the Jew's n----r," repeatedly breaking police lines, determined to reach the Israeli embassy and vent their rage over the Gaza flotilla incident. Joined by anarchist "black-blocks," the insurgents destroyed property, threw paving stones at the police, and wreaked havoc for several hours at the Champs Elysées Circle. Ney distinctly heard orders broadcast to...
  • Decadence And The Failure Of The State: A Checklist

    10/11/2010 3:57:00 AM PDT · by mattstat · 8 replies
    Decadence: a falling away; a decay; a deterioration; a failing of heart; a focus of self, on the here and now; the emergence of “What’s in it for me?” as a national philosophy; the lack of a goal; the disappearance of a shared sense of purpose. Russell Kirk was fond of quoting from C.E.M. Joad’s Decadence: A Philosophical Inquiry (1948). Here is Kirk in The Politics of Prudence: "Professor Joad wrote that a society or an individual that has become decadent has “dropped the object”; or, in terms less abstract, in a decadent state people have lost any aim, end,...
  • Checkmate

    06/21/2010 7:28:17 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Club Orlov ^ | 2010.06.15 | Dmitry Orlov
    How does a society go about checkmating itself? There is no shortage of real-world examples, but real life is complicated, so here is a simple allegory. Let's suppose that there is a tribe called the Merkanoids, which remains quite ordinary for most of its history, but which at some point undergoes a strange cultural mutation. An accidental synergy between atmospheric electricity and chemicals in the water produces a strange effect on their minds that causes them to decamp from the towns and villages wherein they had hitherto happily dwelt, and take up residence in little huts scattered throughout the surrounding...
  • AF retracts Invitation to speak at prayer luncheon after he criticized Obama's Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    02/26/2010 10:23:39 AM PST · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 364+ views
    CNS ^ | February 26, 2010 | Pete Winn
    The U.S. Air Force admits that the chaplain's office at Andrews Air Force Base retracted an invitation to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins--a former Marine officer--to speak at a prayer luncheon held at the base on Thursday after the conservative leader criticized President Obama’s efforts to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell"--the military policy on homosexuality. “The Chaplain’s Office retracted Mr. Perkins’ invitation after his recent public comments made many who planned to attend the event uncomfortable,” the Andrews base public affairs office said in a statement issued late Thursday... Perkins told CNSNews.com he was invited last October by the...
  • National Right to Life Committee statement on new Reid abortion language

    12/19/2009 11:25:57 AM PST · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 700+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | December 19, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopze
    WASHINGTON -- The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, strongly opposes the abortion language contained in the "manager's amendment" filed today by U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nv.). Reid intends to press for Senate approval of the language during the days immediately ahead, without allowing an opportunity for any revisions to be considered. The following statement may be attributed to NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson: "The manager’s amendment is light years removed from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment that was approved by the House of Representatives on November 8 by a bipartisan...
  • Same-sex union foes seek ballot initiative to define marriage

    10/27/2009 8:35:45 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 2 replies · 141+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 27, 2009 | : VIOLETA IKONOMOVA
    Although more than 75 witnesses testified at the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics hearing Monday on a proposed voter initiative to define marriage in the District as being between a man and a woman, there were few legal arguments presented. Most who came before the board spoke based on emotion. And the majority of the witnesses were in favor of getting the issue before the District's nearly 400,000 registered voters. The push from the city's religious community comes as the D.C. Council considers legalizing same-sex marriage, with 10 of 13 council members in support of at-large Councilman David Catania's...
  • Jennings, Hay and the Obama connection

    10/20/2009 8:36:34 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 3 replies · 377+ views
    Canadian Free Press ^ | October 20, 2009 | Bob Beers
    ...Lori Roman (at Regular Folks United) brought up a few statements uttered by Jennings a decade or so ago~when he praised Harry Hay~of the North American Association for Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). This delightful organization promotes the legalization of sexual abuse of young boys by older men. Jennings even went so far as to pen the forward to Hay’s book, “Queering Elementary Education”. However, Obama’s connection to Hays through Jennings doesn’t end there. Another “acquaintance” of our current President wrote one of the endorsements on the book jacket: Bill Ayers, of the 1960’s Weathermen fame. Here’s a question, who is...
  • 'Gay Mardi Gras' Is New Orleans' Labor Day Fling

    09/04/2009 2:52:16 PM PDT · by balch3 · 40 replies · 2,666+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 3, 2009 | Mary Foster
    onathan Bray, one of the organizers of Southern Decadence, a celebration that has become known as the gay Mardi Gras, spent his time this week getting ready for the big party and watching weather reports. "I looked out in the Gulf and didn't see a storm," Bray said. "No Katrina, no Gustav. I'm so happy." In the almost four decades since it started, Southern Decadence has become a traditional Labor Day weekend, end-of-summer, event. But for two of the last four years, hurricanes crashed the French Quarter-centered party. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Gustav last year both generated evacuation orders...
  • California: Lawsuit Over Regulation in Pornography

    07/18/2009 7:22:51 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 645+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 18, 2009 | REBECCA CATHCART
    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an advocacy group in Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit against county health officials, accusing them of failing to regulate condom use in the pornography industry to protect actors and actresses from contracting H.I.V. and other diseases. The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court, comes one month after a pornographic actress in Los Angeles said she had contracted H.I.V. Health officials have since released data showing 18 positive H.I.V. tests in the industry and thousands of other sexually transmitted disease infections since 2004. County officials should “require condom use in the production of pornography,” according to a statement...
  • portrait of an "ex"-Communist

    02/27/2009 3:04:25 PM PST · by franksolich · 1 replies · 328+ views
    conservativecave ^ | February 27, 2009 | self
    I met Viatcheslav Alexeivich when I was wandering around the socialist paradises of the workers and peasants during the 1990s; on a street, he had heard me speaking in English to someone, and was intrigued. He later told me he had been intrigued because he had noticed the absence of ears, and was startled to find someone like that "speaking excellent English." In America, I've always worn the hair long, so as to hide this particular absence, but because I was in a strange place among people strangers to me, I had decided it was better to make the absence...
  • Muslims Sue McDonalds

    07/29/2008 3:51:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 47 replies · 496+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 26 July 2008 | John Semmens
    Two women are filing a discrimination lawsuit against a Michigan McDonald’s that they claim refused to hire them because they wear the hijab, a Muslim headscarf. “These unbelievers insult our religion by insisting that we expose ourselves in order to get a job at their restaurant,” charged litigant Toi Whitfield of Detroit. “We will not submit to decadence.” “Our virtue should not bar us from employment,” fellow litigant, Quiana Pugh of Dearborn added. “We have a dress code at the restaurant,” explained Bud Bland, manager of the targeted McDonalds. “Everyone who works here wears a standard uniform—pants, shirt and hat....
  • Would You Pay $190 for a Burger? ($190 Hamburger Makes Its Debut...at Burger King)

    06/18/2008 8:28:59 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 37 replies · 1,144+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06-18-08 | Eliza Browning
    The world's unofficially most-expensive burger made its debut in London today, costing nearly $200 for patrons with enough money to visit the fast food chain that makes it. That's right, the bourgeois burger is made by Burger King. After six months in development, Burger King today launched "The Burger," a limited edition hamburger selling for $190. Chef Mark Dowding, the director of new product development and innovation for the fast food chain, says his creation targets a certain type of consumer. "I call them burger aficionados," said Dowding. But this is Burger King. Are these "aficionados" really frequenting London's fast...
  • Pain Medicine Use Has Nearly Doubled

    08/20/2007 5:10:58 AM PDT · by Cagey · 53 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP ^ | 8-19-2007 | FRANK BASS
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - People in the United States are living in a world of pain and they are popping pills at an alarming rate to cope with it. The amount of five major painkillers sold at retail establishments rose 90 percent between 1997 and 2005, according to an Associated Press analysis of statistics from the Drug Enforcement Administration. More than 200,000 pounds of codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and meperidine were purchased at retail stores during the most recent year represented in the data. That total is enough to give more than 300 milligrams of painkillers to every person...
  • Heroin addiction isn't an illness...and we should stop spending millions 'treating' it

    08/19/2007 7:34:56 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 75 replies · 2,986+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/18/07 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Drug-addiction services have also grown massively. In our society, every problem calls forth its equal and supposedly opposite bureaucracy, the ostensible purpose of which is to solve the problem. But the bureaucracy quickly develops a survival instinct, and so no more wishes the problem to disappear altogether than the lion wishes to kill all the gazelle in the bush and leave itself without food. In short, the bureaucracy of drug addiction needs drug addicts far more than drug addicts need the bureaucracy of drug addiction. The propaganda, assiduously spread for many years now, is that heroin addiction is an "illness"....
  • Decadence, Black Men of Labor parades show culture (NOLA)

    09/03/2007 5:32:54 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 318+ views
    nola.com ^ | 09/02/07 | Katy Reckdahl
    When the timing is right, the two parades meet on North Rampart Street, one showcasing men in skimpy skirts and bouffant wigs, the other with high-steppers waving handmade umbrellas and beaded fans. Both parades -- one hosted by Southern Decadence, the other by Black Men of Labor -- strolled through the streets Sunday within several blocks of each other in downtown New Orleans. This year, Decadence, a three-day gay festival, lured nearly 125,000 visitors to the city, while the Black Men of Labor parade attracted thousands of local and displaced New Orleanians. Behind each parade's glitz and glamour, participants said,...
  • American Decadence—Part 4 of 4

    06/30/2007 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 6 replies · 544+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 6/29/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    American Decadence—Part 4 of 4 The Characteristics of an Uncivilized People by Reginald Firehammer [American Decadence—Part 3] The Sign of a Child There is another feature of declining cultures, such as ours, which to many is quite bewildering—the sexual exploitation of children which I've documented in this article. The bewildering aspect of this is not just the horrors it inflicts on young boys and girls, which are bad enough, but what kind of people could be part of that horror and what attracts them to it. This, again, is nothing new, because most of the world has never been civilized,...
  • American Decadence—Part 3 of 4

    06/29/2007 5:11:09 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 14 replies · 770+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 06/28/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    American Decadence—Part 3 of 4 The Characteristics of an Uncivilized People by Reginald Firehammer [American Decadence—Part 2] Is This Civilized? Civilized people have a certain look. It's a reflection of that dignity that comes from their values and their knowledge of what is and is not appropriate to human nature, that is, the kind of being a human being is—the way one dresses and presents himself is a reflection of who and what he is, of his values, and his sense of the importance of decency and integrity, of being the best he can possibly be. What is your picture...
  • American Decadence—Part 2 of 4

    06/28/2007 5:06:11 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 13 replies · 547+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | Reginald Firehammer
    American Decadence—Part 2 of 4 The Characteristics of an Uncivilized People by Reginald Firehammer Only a Savage Society Savages its Children What are we doing to our children? "The average age a child is first exposed to pornography online is 11 years old. Nearly all (90 percent) of kids aged 8-16 have viewed porn online." What kind society does that to their children? Probably the kind populated with people who see nothing wrong with dressing little girls as prostitutes, or those who provide, "thong underwear for 7-year-olds," or "pole dancing for girls on television." Such a society is comprised of...
  • American Decadence—Part 1 of 4

    06/27/2007 7:57:39 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 29 replies · 967+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 06/26/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    American Decadence—Part 1 of 4 The Characteristics of an Uncivilized People by Reginald Firehammer In describing the character of the people who dominated the society of the 50s I used words like courtesy, decency, respect, reverence, and dignity. None of these words can be used to describe the last two or three generations except in the negative. Today's society can only be described as discourteous, indecent, disrespectful, irreverent, and; well, there isn't a word that captures what those with no sense of personal dignity truly are, graceless, or despicable, or contemptible, perhaps. I'm not attempting to characterize today's entire population....
  • Obscenity in Los Angeles in 1966 [Interesting piece about art, aesthetics]

    02/04/2007 9:19:00 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 5 replies · 567+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 2/4/07 | Paul Shlichta
    In 1966, the Supreme Court was once again trying to define obscenity. Among other decisions, they revised an earlier definition to include the requirement that the material be "patently offensive." As usual, Justice William O. Douglas dissented, claiming that: "There are as many different definitions of obscenity as there are human beings, and they are as unique to the individual as his dreams." It so happened that I some leisure that spring, and therefore (malgré Justice Douglas) took it upon myself to formulate a universal definition of obscenity-thanks to some help from playwright Bertolt Brecht, artist Ed Kienholz, and fabulist...
  • Racism and Anti-Semitism—Part V

    01/29/2007 5:52:55 AM PST · by Hank Kerchief · 6 replies · 313+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 01/26/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    Racism and Anti-Semitism—Part VI by Reginald Firehammer I mentioned in an earlier article that in America and the West, there is a minority, not the Jews, that is hated, vilified, and blamed for all the evils of the world. It is business men. I repeat an earlier quote from Ayn Rand: Other Persecuted Minorities "Whenever, in any era, culture, or society, you encounter the phenomenon of prejudice, injustice, persecution, and blind, unreasoning hatred directed at some minority group—look for the gang that has something to gain from that persecution, look for those who have a vested interest in the destruction...
  • The Ugly Side of the Omniculture

    12/20/2006 9:01:59 PM PST · by S. T. Karnick · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Karnick on Culture ^ | December 20, 2006 | S. T. Karnick
    Candace de Russy has provided a nicely informative article about the uglier side of the Omniculture, in today's edition of National Review Online. The American public square, de Russy notes, has been blitzed with what Gawker.com, a gossip website, calls “revulse-amusement” and misused for what columnist Andrea Peyser terms a “raunch-fest” — revelry calculated, according to the New York Times, to churn up waves of “ethical nausea.”After recounting some of the recent seamy media events, such as the O. J. Simpson book and Britney Spears' unfathomable exploits in public exhibitionism, de Russy notes that many of these occurrences are manifestations...
  • Dalrymple on Decadence, Europe, America and Islam

    09/18/2006 9:19:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,203+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2006-09-16 | Paul Belien
    Published on The Brussels Journal (http://www.brusselsjournal.com) Dalrymple on Decadence, Europe, America and Islam By Paul Belien Created 2006-09-16 23:50 An interview with Theodore DalrympleAnthony Daniels is a 57-year old recently retired psychiatrist. He began his career in Africa and worked for many years as a hospital and prison doctor in Birmingham before he moved to the South of France in 2005. Using the pen name Theodore Dalrymple he writes about the collapse of Western civilization in Europe, analyzing the social pathologies of our time. When he chose his pen name, he says, he opted for a name that would evoke...
  • Today's Brazil: Where Jesus trumps decadence

    06/20/2006 8:09:37 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 110 replies · 2,261+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 06/20/2006 | Jim Rutz
    Today's Brazil: Where Jesus trumps decadence JIM RUTZ © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com I have a friend named Cindy Jacobs, who is a truly stellar lady and also the most noted prophetess in America, if not the world. Let me give you just one example of her exceptional gifting: A few years ago, she spoke at an evangelistic rally in a stadium in Costa Rica, and as she was walking away from the platform, she happened to glance at a sickly-looking man in the audience who had plainly had a stroke. A fleeting thought flashed through her head that she should turn...
  • U.S. wedding costs soar

    06/15/2006 11:59:09 AM PDT · by JZelle · 167 replies · 2,077+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6-15-06 | AP
    The cost of weddings in the United States has soared to a point some of today's younger generation may be turning away from the ritual. Courtney Martin, whose article on marriages appears in the Christian Science Monitor, seems to be one. She says a typical wedding in 1990 cost $15,208, compared to $4,376 in 1980. Martin, who has no immediate plan to wed her friend of seven years, says that wedding today will set a couple back $22,360, or enough for private college tuition for their future child if that sum is invested at 10 percent return. "Truth be told,...
  • New Orleans: A Tale of Two Cities (Rosary Walk Before Mardi Gras)

    02/27/2006 11:43:15 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 611+ views
    TFP ^ | Feb. 2006 | Thomas Drake
    New Orleans: A Tale of Two CitiesBy Thomas DrakeCatholics do a Rosary Walk downtown New OrleansIt was early December and many old friends were around the table in lively conversation after months of being scattered across America as part of the "Katrina Diaspora." Stories of personal adventures and misadventures, loss and separation from family and friends, were bantered back and forth. Everyone had just returned from the First Saturday devotions at St. Patrick's in downtown New Orleans. The devotions had helped put these dramatic events in a more spiritual perspective. At a certain moment, the conversation turned to the topic...
  • The Last Taboo

    11/06/2005 6:45:52 PM PST · by Venator · 13 replies · 728+ views
    New York Times -- Sunday Art Section ^ | 11-6-05 | Never Yet Melted
    Performance artist Marina Abramovic really wanted to present, during a week of appearing at the New York Guggenheim Museum, her most radical work, called “Rhythm 0.” Performed only once in Naples in 1974, its premise was terrifyingly simple: She agreed to stand in a gallery for six hours while anyone who came in could choose any of 72 objects around her - including knives, scissors, a needle, a loaded gun - and do anything they wanted to her with the objects. It was her only work in which she essentially ceded control over her body, and over the pain to...
  • Decadent Virtues: New-Age Froth and Feel-Good Ethics Come to the Fore

    10/23/2005 1:11:52 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 7 replies · 704+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | 10/22/05
    LONDON, OCT. 22, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Western Europe and the United States are decadent societies because they have abandoned a morality based on the traditional virtues. So says a book just published by the London-based Social Affairs Unit, "Decadence: The Passing of Personal Virtue and Its Replacement by Political and Psychological Slogans." Edited by Digby Anderson, the volume brings together authors from a variety of backgrounds and views. A first section contains essays on the "old" virtues, such as prudence, love and courage. The second deals with the "new" virtues, centered on the environment, caring, therapy and being critical. The book...
  • Cuban Blood Boils

    10/22/2005 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 31 replies · 1,502+ views
    Babalu ^ | Oct. 21, 2005 | Val Prieto
    Here's something to get you all riled up for the weekend... Join CODEPINK for New Year’s in Cuba December 27-January 2, 2006 Cuba is one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries on Earth—and George Bush says you can’t go there. Well, we’re going anyway, and we invite you to join us! This New Year’s CODEPINK will be organizing a large group of fun-loving and freedom-loving Americans to break George Bush’s ban on travel to Cuba. Join co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, together with Academy Award winning producer Paul Haggis, as we visit with farmers at their co-ops, doctors...
  • Lafayette Official Warns “Southern Decadence” Celebrators From New Orleans Will be Arrested

    09/13/2005 8:29:52 AM PDT · by dukeman · 41 replies · 1,802+ views
    LAFAYETTE, La., September 9, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – City-Parish President Joey Durel is warning individuals who are set on parading through his city streets in celebration of “Southern Decadence” that they will be arrested by police. Encompassing 5 days of parades, pub crawls and the most public nudity and sexual activity of any North American gay event, the Southern Decadence festival is a New Orleans phenomena hosted by the city’s gay community. This year’s celebration was definitively cancelled just days before its beginning by Hurricane Katrina. Though a few dozen tried to celebrate in New Orleans in spite of the damage...
  • Oprah Winfrey To Live 'Poverty Stricken' Lifestyle (For One Month On TV Show)

    03/21/2005 7:11:39 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 65 replies · 7,101+ views
    WENN ^ | 3.21.05
    American TV host Oprah Winfrey is ditching the high life to star in a poverty striken TV reality series.The 51 year old media mogul, with an estimated net worth of 300 million, has agreed to live a life of poverty in the hard hitting documentary.Winfrey will reside in a high rise apartment in a notoriously tough Chicago, Illinois, neighborhood for one month. The series plans to highlight America's inner city housing 'crisis.' A spokeswoman for Harpo Productions says that Oprah has ' Interviewed just about every major celebrity and done shows on almost every topic imaginable. But now she intends...
  • Night on the evil mountain (Germany)

    03/15/2005 12:05:52 AM PST · by franksolich · 36 replies · 1,278+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | March 12, 2005 | Jonathan Margolis
    Last week I got the giggles, courtesy of the Nazis. I was checking in as the first, and possibly last, Jew to be a guest at a beautiful, new $185 million InterContinental Resort Hotel at, er, Berchtesgaden - Hitler's beloved holiday home in the German Alps, near the Austrian border.Pristine and modern, it is a complete contrast to the standard cuckoo-clocks-and-Eva-Braun's-knickers twee Alpine hotel style, the jewel in the crown of the British InterContinental Hotel Group.It's stylistically cool to the point of being a bit chilly. There's even a little style joke in the lobby - the mandatory display of...
  • Conservatives urge P&G boycott

    09/17/2004 11:13:07 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 17 replies · 2,879+ views
    cnn ^ | 9-17-04 | na
    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Conservative Christian groups are urging a boycott of two of consumer product maker Procter & Gamble's key products, charging the company is aligning itself with gay rights groups, according to a published report. The New York Times said Friday that James Dobson of Focus on the Family and the Rev. Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association are angry at P&G for a statement on the company's internal Web site opposing an anti-gay rights statute in its hometown of Cincinnati. The law exempts gays and lesbians from special civil rights protection. The two influential conservatives charge...
  • Of Yale, hookers, and tolerance

    09/02/2004 8:28:17 AM PDT · by outlawcam · 61 replies · 2,403+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-1-2004 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Sunday, I picked up a copy of Boston Magazine while sitting in the green room at the Fox News studios in Watertown, Mass. Leafing through the publication, I came across an article titled "Confessions of an Ivy League Callgirl," written by Jeannette Angell, a university lecturer with a master's degree from Yale. The fact that she was a Yalie caught my eye -- as a Harvard Law student, I've already adopted our communal animosities -- and so I read the piece.  Apparently, Angell began trading sex for cash after receiving her doctorate in social anthropology. But what was shocking...
  • 'Gay marriage' is wrong

    07/14/2004 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 66 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D.
    Advocates of "gay marriage" or homosexual civil unions argue that promiscuity will be reduced. Such an argument overlooks two key points. First, a embracing homosexual unions is more likely to undermine the institution of marriage and produce other negative effects than it is to make fidelity and longevity the norm for homosexual unions. Second, homosexual unions are not wrong primarily because of their disproportionately high rate of promiscuity and breakups. They are wrong because "gay marriage" is a contradiction in terms. As with consensual adult incest and polyamory, considerations of commitment and fidelity factor only after certain structural prerequisites are...
  • Guns & Roses Behind the Music VH1 tonight at 10PM

    07/05/2004 8:26:20 AM PDT · by Gaetano · 16 replies · 684+ views
    VH! ^ | July 5, 2004 | VH1
    Best BTM I have seen since Styx (not as funny though).
  • Madonna Changing her name to Esther (Please don't make fun of her)

    06/18/2004 6:50:49 AM PDT · by King David · 200 replies · 2,603+ views
    Glenn Beck Program ^ | 06/18/2004 | Glenn Beck
    Madonna is planning on changing her name to "Esther". She says that as she has gotten older and more mature, she thinks "Madonna" is no longer appropriate. Now that she's a mother, she teaches her children how to be responsible: they have to actually clean up their rooms and say "thank you" when someone compliments them and everything. And please, no teasing. Never mind that Esther was a beautiful virgin in The Bible. The most beautiful virgin given to the King (Esther 2:2-7). Yep. That describes her perfectly (Austin Powers voice here--"Raaaaiiiigggghhhtt...")
  • Hellish Holland

    06/12/2004 12:50:50 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 49 replies · 206+ views
    The Angelus ^ | February-March 2004 | Fr. Eric Jacqmin
    Traditional Catholics find Holland interesting because it is on the cutting edge of liberal decadency. What is in Holland now will be everywhere else before long. It is the example of what's coming. The Dutch pride themselves on being at the head of liberal "progress." My report is timely because we are in the time of Advent, expecting the Messias, and Christmastide, grateful for His coming. Liturgically, we are living with the patriarchs in the hope that He will come to release us from our problems. We are feeling with them what life was or would be on earth without...
  • Charley Reese Says "Clean Up Airwaves"

    05/07/2004 5:20:46 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 260+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 05-07-04 | Reese, Charley
    Clean Up Airwaves Years ago, a guy who ran a pornography shop came to see me. He had been busted by the cops. He wanted me to write a story defending his free-speech rights. "If they can arrest me, they can arrest somebody for selling Shakespeare," he said, dragging out the old slippery-slope argument. "Well, if you start selling Shakespeare and somebody arrests you for selling Shakespeare, come see me," I said. "In the meantime, get out of my office." The First Amendment was not written, designed or intended to protect obscenity, vulgarity, pornography and indecency — or dancing nude...