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  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About [Gear UP!]

    05/10/2016 4:47:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | John Horvat II
    The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different. Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can...
  • Cleaning out the locker

    05/02/2016 10:33:27 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 139 replies
    Self | 05/02/16 | self
    Time to clean out the locker… I just dropped by to clean out the ol’ FR locker and to deliver a short missive. As this primary season ends so does the forum participation of 100’s of former freepers. It has become very apparent that the owner, the moderators, and many current freepers feel very threaten by any opposition to their anointed candidate. Only a weak candidate will feel threatened by the opposition and stoop to gutter language and personal insults. We all know to whom I reference. Donald has never been an individual I could support. This lack of support...
  • Max Lucado: Trump doesn’t pass the decency test

    03/26/2016 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Timmy · 193 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | Max Lucado
    As the father of three daughters, I reserved the right to interview their dates. . . For the next few hours, she would be affected by his ability to drive a car, avoid the bad crowds and stay sober. I wanted to know if he could do it. I wanted to know if he was decent. This was my word: “decent.” Would he treat my daughter with kindness and respect? Could he be trusted to bring her home on time? In his language, actions and decisions, would he be a decent guy? Decency mattered to me as a dad, and...

    08/30/2015 5:15:34 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 115 replies
    self | 08/30/15 | RaceBannon
    I skipped the church dinner to buy something to repair my clothes. I went to the deli to buy some dinner. People often mock people who shop at WALMART, but tonight, it was an employee who got my attention. The teenager who was cleaning up and served me my meal, had his trousers hanging below his butt, below the curve of his butt, with his skivvies exposed full bore. Serving food. I spoke to 3 managers, I told the first one, she got a bigger manager, she came over, I told her, her first words out of her mouth were,...
  • When Does Decency Triumph?

    07/09/2015 2:46:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Jim Yardley
    The extension of the most recent Supreme Court case regarding gay marriage when applied to nudist couples clearly shows there is unrestrained freedom of stupidity The recent Supreme Court decision announcing that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right is now viewed in many cases as an imprimatur over all aspects of homosexual demands on the rest of society. If a same-sex couple wishes to marry, the press and many left wing pundits now view this as having the right to demand of every citizen to do exactly what they’re told to do by every same-sex couple that walks in the...
  • Family of Man Killed By Police in South Jersey Tells Al Sharpton to Stay Out of It

    01/24/2015 9:46:59 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies ^ | JANUARY 23, 2015 | VICTOR FIORILLO |
    As tensions mount over the December 30th shooting of 36-year-old Jerame Reid by police in Bridgeton, New Jersey, Reid’s family is saying thanks but no thanks to Reverend Al Sharpton.
  • Trust-Ownership-Decency

    06/18/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    Thought Tools ^ | 18JUN2014 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    Is it a coincidence that countries with healthy Jewish populations tend to enjoy far greater economic success than those without? King Edward I expelled the Jews from England in 1290. For about two hundred years prior, England's economy had been growing dramatically with Jews playing a significant role in the development of silver mining, currency and banking. With their departure, the English economy went into decline. In his wonderful book, History of the English Speaking Peoples, Winston Churchill explains that as bankers and lenders Jews held the mortgages on a great deal of English land on which they had loaned...
  • Modesty is Reverence for Mystery

    02/03/2010 1:35:27 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Feb 2 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There has been a lot of very good discussion on yesterday’s blog post on the banishment of “dirty dancing” at many school dances. Much of the discussion has centered on modesty. Modesty is a beautiful, essential and often diminished virtue in today’s “tell-all,” ”show-all” world. There are many good definitions of modesty. Websters dictionary defines modesty first as freedom from conceit or vanity and secondly as propriety in dress, speech or conduct. It is the second definition that concerns us. While the Websters definition of modesty is surely accurate I would like to say that the most beautiful and thought-provoking...
  • Triumph of the Vulgarians: Decency is now the new taboo

    12/11/2013 7:37:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Income Gap: As President Obama laments America's growing income inequality, a new government report shows the futility of his calls for ever-more wealth redistribution. To deflect attention from ObamaCare's failures, the president this month trotted out his income inequality chestnut. "A dangerous and growing inequality," he intoned, "has jeopardized middle-class America's basic bargain." He argued, "as a trickle-down ideology became more prominent, taxes were slashed for the wealthiest, while investments in things that make us all richer, like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither." Apparently, nobody bothered to brief the president before he delivered this speech. Fact is, federal...
  • Cancer on the body politic; can negative attack ads be eliminated or at least curtailed?

    07/16/2012 9:32:10 AM PDT · by teflon9 · 25 replies
    Civil Discourse Now ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mark Small
    Why do negative ads work? Some people say the negative ads give them information upon which to base their decision at the voting table (those little four-legged stands we use in Marion County). A study from Stanford University says the information from negative ads generally is not accurate. Perhaps negative ads work in the same way as Big-Time Championship Wrestling (as it was called when I was young; whatever it is called now). No one doubts the efforts of the participants, and the world is made a much simpler place when painted in black-and-white (with slightly better resolution vis-a-vis the...
  • Westboro Baptist Church agrees to not protest slain child's funeral

    01/12/2011 10:26:12 AM PST · by La Lydia · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2011
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas church has decided to not protest at the funeral of a 9-year-old girl killed in a shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz. Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka says church members will skip Thursday's funeral of Christina Taylor Green in Tucson. Phelps-Roper says the church decided against the picket in exchange for airtime... Phelps-Roper says the group will picket the Friday funeral of U.S. District Judge John Roll and at the intersection where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others were shot. The Arizona Legislature unanimously passed a measure Tuesday banning protests at or...

    05/12/2010 9:13:16 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 18 replies · 307+ views ^ | 05/12/2010 | Staff
    A group known as Morality in Media is leading the charge in calling for Elena Kagan to be questioned extensively on her views regarding indecency rulings related to content standards for major broadcast television networks. As president and founder of Morality in Media, Robert Peters has an extremely vested interest in wanting to know how Kagan views the first amendment and particularly the part of freedom of speech. Peters, along with all of the other groups who signed on to his open letter to President Obama, believes that people have a right to be protected from indecency.
  • A Courageous Call For Civility

    11/30/2009 12:15:22 PM PST · by steve-b · 37 replies · 1,381+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/30/09 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The most surprising and disappointing aspect of our politics is how little pushback there has been against the vile, extremist rhetoric that has characterized such a large part of the anti-Obama movement. President Obama's White House has largely ignored those accusing him of "fascism" and "communism," presumably believing that restraint in defense of dignity is no vice. Republican politicians, worried about future primary fights, have been reluctant to pick a fight with a radical right that seems to be the most energized section of their party. Their "moderation" has consisted of a non-benign neglect of the extremists and of accusing...
  • Let's Leave The Gutter To The Left

    07/02/2009 6:22:56 AM PDT · by steve-b · 62 replies · 2,247+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | 7/1/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Take a conservative stand in the blogosphere, cable television and the mainstream media and you can count on being attacked in the rudest, crudest, and foulest possible language, much of it unprintable in a daily newspaper, by zealots on the Left. I ignore such stuff, knowing that Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" encourages the use of abusive, garbage language as a tool to isolate and discredit people and institutions. Perhaps that makes it easier to send those the commissars deem utterly evil or hopelessly ignorant to re-education camps, or worse. But I never expected to hear such language from people...
  • A Brief History of the Legion of Decency (how the Catholic Church impacted Hollywood)

    12/10/2008 9:16:38 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,296+ views
    Various ^ | Rick Kephart
    The Legion of Decency was formed in 1934 to combat immoral movies. People took a pledge, in church, against bad movies. They pledged not only never to go to any morally objectionable movie, but never even to go to any movie theater that had ever shown a morally objectionable film! This was very effective in discouraging Hollywood from making movies which would earn the disapproval of the Legion of Decency. And the Legion of Decency's ratings were very strict, much more strict than the modern Catholic Bishops' movie rating system (which has been sadly ineffective in influencing the making of...
  • The decency of George W. Bush

    11/10/2008 6:05:41 AM PST · by meandog · 29 replies · 282+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, November 7, 2008 | By Michael Gerson
    Election Day 2008 must have been filled with rueful paradoxes for the sitting president. Iraq -- the issue that dominated George W. Bush's presidency for 5 1/2 bitter, controversial years -- is on the verge of a miraculous peace. And yet this accomplishment did little to revive Bush's political standing -- or to prevent his party from relegating him to a silent role. The achievement is historic. In 2006, Iraq had descended into a sectarian killing spree that seemed likely to stop only when the supply of victims was exhausted. Showing Truman-like stubbornness, Bush pushed to escalate a war that...
  • Obama's Grandmother Has Died

    11/03/2008 1:40:25 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 208 replies · 13,897+ views
    Just reported.
  • Let us all rebuild the respectable society

    10/18/2008 9:43:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies · 329+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/18/2008 | Charles Moore
    ....Looking back today, through the smoking ruins of a political and financial culture which thought it had abolished the business cycle, I can see that we were co-opted into a form of social order which was dying. Job, saving, marriage, sucking up to potential lender: we were made to prove that we could be trusted in order to gain the privileges that trust brings. In a word, we were made respectable. As hard times return, could respectability return, too? Should it? Ever since the Romantic movement began more than 200 years ago, no concept has taken harder knocks from great...
  • The Dark Knight has no use for FISA

    07/23/2008 9:06:31 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 18 replies · 302+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 22, 2008 | Sharon McGovern
    The Dark Knight has no use for FISA By Sharon McGovern This is not a review, though I submit The Dark Knight kicks a** so very hard. Instead, this will be a brief look at themes employed in TDK; a sequel to Batman is a NeoCon. If you haven’t already contributed to the movie’s astonishing opening weekend take, you might want to decide right now if you want to read something that gives away a number of its plot points. The Dark Knight begins with “the bat man” having become a fixture in Gotham. He inspires resentment for the toll...

    03/13/2008 9:35:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 890+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | March 13, 2008 | David Reinhard
    How could he? Oh, I get the call-girl thing, the other woman thing, in the Eliot Spitzer case. Many of our outsized political leaders are -- what's that strange and understated phrase we use in these situations today? -- "not perfect." I'm no longer shocked or disappointed because the straying politician becomes entangled with mistresses or prostitutes or who knows what for the same reason he plunged into politics in the first place: to fill the bottomless hole in his soul. A hole that's still there after the crowd heads home, the election is won, the legislative victory is achieved,...