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  • Watch: Donald Trump Offers His Definition of Conservatism

    01/25/2016 4:57:34 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 102 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | by Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave his definition of a conservative. Partial transcript s follows: DICKERSON: "What is your definition of conservative?" TRUMP: "Well, I think it's a person that doesn't want to take risks. Source: http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/01/24/trump-6/
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 10:33:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 8-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Bureaucracy

    08/24/2015 4:09:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-24-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I started writing a collection of sarcastic definitions about a year or so ago for fun and have amassed roughly 50 words so far, so I made a page for them and was planning on doing a daily/almost daily flashcard like the one below.
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists

    01/31/2015 9:11:25 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 30, 2015 | Samuel Goldman
    Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet this week with his critique of so-called political correctness. Among many responses, Amanda Taub‘s stands out for its denial of Chait’s basic premise. According to Taub: …there’s no such thing as “political correctness.” The term’s in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it’s used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue. This is a curious response. Sure, people use the term in different ways. But Chait provides a...
  • “Fetus” or “Baby?”

    01/11/2015 9:58:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    At a conference for abortion providers, held in Los Angeles, nurse Henrietta Blackmon instructed other clinic workers: “We have to be very, very sensitive, and very, very aware what words we are using to describe the procedures used. Use the word “fetus”: this is a fetus; this is not a “baby.” Paul Marx, the Death Peddlers: War on the Unborn (Collegeville, Minnesota: St. John’s University press, 1971) 21
  • The devil defines "liberal"

    06/04/2014 12:50:34 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    2014-06-04 | Guy Smith
    Thought the following descriptions and caustic quotes concerning liberals might be amusing to many. Oddly no definition for "libertarian" though a bit of running commentary about both Republicans and Democrats. Extracted from the newly released The Devil’s Dictionary (new millennia edition). Grab a copy for your cynical old man for father's day. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983240752/liberal, noun 1. Someone who does not care what you do as long as it is compulsory. 2. A person who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which he proposes to pay-off with your money. 3. A person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment....
  • Urban Dictionary: Mosin-Nagant (definition)

    10/14/2013 7:28:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    urbandictionary.com ^ | 2013 | Urban dictionary
    mosin-nagant The Mosin-nagant is an old school bolt action rifle from Russia. Originally designed by a drunk Russian engineer and an even more drunk Belgian gunsmith, who drew up blueprints on napkins in the back of a pub somewhere in Siberia in a vodka-induced stupor. The Mosin-nagant fires the 7.62x54r cartridge, which can kill a polar bear at a thousand yards and keep going right through the tree he was standing in front of. The Mosin-nagant was used by the Russians in both world wars, so it's killed more Germans than collisions on the autobahn and under-cooked sauerkraut combined. Surplus...
  • Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist

    09/12/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 131 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/12/13 | ap
    The vote was 13-5 for a compromise defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.
  • Poll: Republicans embracing libertarian priorities

    09/11/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT · by wmfights · 198 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/11/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they want their member of Congress to “keep their promises and stick to principles” as opposed to “compromise in a bipartisan way to get things done.” “From Obamacare on down, sticking to principle is where the Republican base is today,” said David Kirby, vice president of opinion research at FreedomWorks. “It’s an example of how off the Republican establishment is from their base.” Social issues have become less salient to GOP voters: 41 percent said gay marriage is not one of their top 10 issues. Asked about abortion, about one-third said it is...
  • House Conservatives Push for Marriage Amendment After Supreme Court Ruling

    06/26/2013 3:58:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | Updated: June 26, 2013 | 2:01 p.m. | Matt Vasilogambros
    Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, and other conservative members of Congress say they will attempt to introduce in the coming days a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Following the Supreme Court's ruling deeming the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, several Republicans expressed their disappointment with the decision and vowed to take action. Apparently, this means an amendment to the Constitution. "This Court has taken it upon itself the radical attempt to redefine marriage," Huelskamp said, standing outside the Supreme Court. "I think what gets lost in this judicial attempt to short-circuit the democratic process is the needs of our children…. Every...
  • Moments After DOMA Ruling – Gay Plaintiffs Promise Nationwide Push for Gay Marriage (Video)

    06/26/2013 8:36:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick. Moments After DOMA Ruling today by the Supreme Court- Plaintiff Sandy Stier in the Prop 8 case promised to keep pushing until gay marriage is legal in all states. “We want to thank the justices for overturning DOMA. It is so, so important for us and all families. And, we thank the justices for letting us get married in California. But that’s not enough. It’s gotta go nationwide. And we can’t wait for that day.“(VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Doubts and Downloads in Ohio After Rob Portman’s Shift on Gay Marriage

    04/05/2013 9:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/05/2013 | By TRIP GABRIEL
    CINCINNATI — No one heckled Senator Rob Portman during his first appearance before thousands of Ohioans since becoming the most prominent elected Republican in the country to endorse same-sex marriage. “Wouldn’t you say,” he said, turning to his wife, Jane, after marching in an opening day parade for the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, “that most of the comments were thank yous and thumbs up and ‘You did the right thing’?” True, but for some of the Ohioans who acknowledged Mr. Portman, doubts flickered below the surface. “Senator!” said one spectator, Pete Kidnocker, reaching out to shake Mr. Portman’s hand. But...
  • Dr. Ben Carson’s bad medicine

    04/04/2013 11:37:11 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 4, 2013 | John McWhorter
    You know our political discourse has lost its moorings when it’s the Republicans who play that famous race card in defending one of their own. The person in need of defense is Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon. Carson happens to be black, Yale-educated — and conservative. After his impassioned criticism of President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, many in the GOP thought they’d found their 2016 standard-bearer. But however brilliant, Carson has raised eyebrows since coming into the spotlight. Last week, he told Sean Hannity, “Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be...
  • AP To Use ‘Husband, Wife’ Regardless Of Sexual Orientation

    02/21/2013 2:40:27 PM PST · by Salman · 80 replies
    TPM ^ | Thursday February 21, 2013 | Pema Levy
    <p>The Associated Press on Thursday updated its stylebook so that married individuals will be referred to as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are in a same-sex marriage. The change comes a week after the AP received criticism for an internal memo designating the word "partners" for individuals in same-sex marriages.</p>
  • Arizona Moves to Correct Contradictions in Firearm Definitions

    02/16/2013 6:45:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona, as with many states, has numerous definitions of what is legally considered a firearm. The definition of “firearm” is found in several different places in the Arizona legal code. This makes it difficult for citizens and lawyers to determine what is legal and what is not. People have faced prosecution for possessing items that most would not consider to be firearms, such as BB guns, airsoft replicas, squirt guns, or antique guns that are not legally firearms under federal law. One man was prosecuted for possession of a firearm for a collection of parts that experts testified could not...
  • Fiscal Cliff Definition: What is This Wacky New Word and Where Did it Come From?

    01/01/2013 12:59:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Policymic ^ | 12/01/12 | Michael McCutcheon
    **SNIP** “Under current law, on January 2, 2013, there’s going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases,” said Bernanke, in testimony to the House Financial Services Committee on February 29, 2012. **SNIP** What’s likely, is that as members on the Hill grew concerned with the stalemate over the automatic spending cuts and tax increases, the communications apparatus went to work and settled on “fiscal cliff,” members started using, Bernanke used it, and suddenly it explodes in the media and becomes codified as short hand for a complex issue. There you go. From early films...
  • Constitution doesn’t guarantee free contraceptives

    03/27/2012 4:21:16 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 7 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Last month, the grossly exaggerated testimony of a 30-year-old Georgetown law student delivered before an ad hoc congressional committee quite blatantly attempted to expand the legal definition of the term, “denial of services.” When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held that all employers, even religious institutions, must provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive services, including those aiding abortions, to its employees, it set off a firestorm within the Roman Catholic community. The department’s mandate directly conflicts with the church’s 2,000-year history celebrating the sanctity of life. When health officials issued their decision, U.S. Rep. Darrell E. Issa,...
  • FBI to change definition of ‘rape’ for the first time since 1929

    12/08/2011 3:33:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    WHPTV ^ | 12/08/11 | Rheana Murray
    FBI to change definition of ‘rape’ for the first time since 1929BY Rheana Murray NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: 11:04 am The FBI’s definition of “rape” is about to get a long-awaited update, for the first time since 1929. The revamped description will be broader, pleasing activists who say the current definition leads to the low-balling of sexual assault cases, and also discourages victims to come forward. An agency panel voted on Tuesday to change the narrow definition that’s currently in use: “Carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” The new definition, which will more closely match...
  • Holder Says Definition Of "Lying" To Congress Depends On "State Of Mind" (Video)

    12/08/2011 12:36:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/8/11 | goprapidresponse
    AG Eric Holder attempts to avoid question about lying to congress. Saying that lying depends on one's state of mind. (December 8, 2011)
  • Media Matters Definition of ‘Misinformation’: Icky Old Opinions

    04/02/2011 11:37:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/2/11 | Lori Ziganto
    Evidently, the newspeak definition of ‘misinformation’ is actually ‘opinions with which I don’t agree’. According to Media Matters for America that is, as The Right Sphere points out. They use an example given in Howard Kurtz’s article “Partisan Organizations Use Sound Bite Warfare” wherein Kurtz describes the “bat signal” given out by MMFA. This coordinated attack sprung from Governor Mike Huckabee making a remark on a radio show about Natalie Portman’s pregnancy and how he thought she was “boasting” about unwed motherhood: Media Matters mission, and what presumably allows them the tax exempt 501(c)(3) status, is as follows: Media Matters...
  • The Definition of ‘Anti-Israel’

    01/21/2011 12:13:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    commentary mag ^ | 1/21/11 | Alana Goodman
    Last week, Steve Clemons organized a contingent of foreign-policy officials and commentators to send a letter to President Obama urging the U.S. to support the anti-settlement resolution at the UN. It included many prominent critics of the Israel — Peter Beinart, Chas Freeman, and Andrew Sullivan, to name just a few. Based on their well-documented eagerness to condemn Israel whenever possible, the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin referred to the group as “Israel-bashers” – prompting an angry response from Clemons and setting off a debate about the meaning of “pro-Israel,” according to Ben Smith: The group J Street has been waging,...
  • Meg Whitman has her own definition of ‘the right thing’

    04/25/2010 9:36:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 475+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/25/10 | Michael Hiltzik
    Meg Whitman says she lives by the principle of doing the right thing. It's there in the very first line of her autobiography. "What is the right thing to do here?" she recalls challenging her underlings at EBay, where she was chief executive, .. I've been trying to reconcile that principle with her actions in what's become known as her "spinning" scandal. Eight years ago, it came out that Whitman was among an elite group of favored executives who had accepted preferential stock deals from Goldman Sachs while it was seeking business from their companies. In spinning, executives would typically...
  • Definition of Right

    04/09/2009 9:36:35 AM PDT · by ideablitz · 4 replies · 983+ views
    Koh recently said "modern right-protecting democracy" according to answers.com. "Right" can be defined as -In accordance with fact, reason, or truth. -Fitting, proper, or appropriate. -Most favorable, desirable, or convenient. With this definition, it seems that the right can be anything as long as it is most favorable, desirable, or convenient. Maybe, this isn't what the founding father meant. I think the explicit definition is required.. almost bordering the legalism. can someone define what the "right" is and de-construct the "modern right-protecting democracy"? Thank you
  • Client Alert (Open Carry in California)

    01/23/2009 5:21:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies · 1,695+ views
    openCarry.org ^ | 4 December, 2008 | Paul R. Coble, Esq., The Law Firm of Jones & Mayer
    Client Alert - December 4, 2008 Brought to you by California Peace Officers' Association To All Members: From: Paul R. Coble, Esq., The Law Firm of Jones & Mayer CITIZEN CARRYING FIREARM IN PLAIN VIEW It has recently come to our attention from a variety of points around the State that officers are with increasing frequency encountering individuals carrying holstered pistols in plain view on a gun belt, but with ammunition close at hand either in bandolier fashion or a loaded magazine affixed to the gun belt. It is believed that these individuals are attempting to provoke a law enforcement...
  • New Religions: A Small Sect Makes it to the Supreme Court

    12/22/2008 8:42:49 PM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 9 replies · 522+ views
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 12/22/2008 | Monte Sahlin
    The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted an appeal from a religion that you probably never heard of until it hit the news yesterday. Summum is rooted in gnostic Christianity (or, at least modern understandings of gnosticism) and ancient Egyptian religion (or, at least contemporary understandings of ancient Egyptian religion). It was founded in 1975 and has its headquarters in (of all places) Utah. You can get more information at the official Summum web site. The case before the Supreme Court is based on the fact that the small town in Utah has a large, stone monument in the city park...
  • U.S. Attorneys Can't Prove Gun is a Gun

    12/01/2008 6:10:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies · 1,749+ views
    KCCI.com ^ | 19 November 2008 | NA
    OMAHA, Neb. -- A unique case in an Omaha courtroom involved U.S. attorneys trying to use an unusual method to convict a man. KETV in Omaha reported that attorneys had a conundrum on their hands -- they had the evidence to prove the convicted felon was in possession of a gun, but they couldn’t prove the gun was a gun. What attorney’s had on their hands was an American double-action revolver that was manufactured between 1880 and 1941. The problem is that federal code states that the weapon is not a firearm unless it was manufactured after 1896. Without a...
  • Politics: A Definition

    11/09/2008 10:51:27 AM PST · by foutsc · 1 replies · 122+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 9 nov 08 | foutsc
    It's been a tough November... Sometimes, to understand a concept, it is useful to break the word down and trace its etymological roots. Let's take the word "Politics" Politics: A word formed from two distinct words. Poli, Greek for many, and tics, the Latin derivative of the blood sucking insect common to North America. So, from this we get the true definition of Politics: Many bloodsuckers. I know, it's an old joke, but I thought it was time to dust it off and bring it back. :)
  • How We'll Know When We've Won - A definition of success in Iraq.

    04/26/2008 10:49:51 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 5 replies · 61+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 26th, 2008 | Frederick W. Kagan
    The president's nomination of generals David Petraeus and Raymond Odierno to take command of U.S. Central Command and Multinational Force-Iraq, respectively, was obviously the right decision. By experience and temperament and demonstrated success, both men are perfectly suited to these jobs. Given the political climate in Washington, however, their nominations are likely to be attacked with the same tired arguments war critics used to try to drown out reports of progress in Iraq during the recent Petraeus-Crocker hearings. So before the shouting begins again, let us consider in detail one of the most important of these arguments: that no one...
  • liberal definition of a "tax loophole" (vanity)

    03/19/2008 4:13:41 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies · 273+ views
    me ^ | 3-19-08 | Wobbly Bob
    need help finding the definition I saw once, maybe in a 'conservative dictionary'. couldn't find it. possibly pj o'rourke?
  • The definition of "swift boating"

    01/26/2007 7:32:41 AM PST · by Lee'sGhost · 77 replies · 1,565+ views
    politicalgateway.com ^ | 1/25/2007 | Andy Martin
    Yesterday FReeper Dark Skies posted an editorial by Andy Martin from Political Gateway with the following lead comment: “Swift boating" is a term that came into use during the 2004 presidential election to reflect Senator John Kerry’s flaccid response to attacks on his wartime record in Viet-Nam. The term, a noun, adjective and verb, has entered the political lexicon and is usually invoked when liberals and Democrats are stung trying to defend themselves against unpleasantly truthful accusations hurled by conservatives. I took exception to that definitiion and emailed my objection to Mr. Martin as follows: "Swift boating” is a term...
  • Definition of a Freeper - (Freepers, help is needed please)

    10/08/2006 9:30:19 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 55 replies · 1,516+ views
    Urban Dictionary ^ | 10/7/2006 | do the Dhue
    On this page, there are several definitions of a Freeper. We are getting a very bad rap. We need to Freep the thumbs up and down and correct this. You will also find other definitions like, Moonbat, DUmmies, and Free Republic. We need your help, please! See some of the definitions below: 1 - Right-wing political activist. So-called, because it is the nickname of the denizens of the ultra-right wing Web site FreeRepublic.com. Similar to "ditto-head." Also spelled FReeper Bill thinks that anyone who opposes President Bush should be thrown in jail. He's a total Freeper. 3 - A pseudo-conservative...
  • Paul’s Definition of a Christian

    07/25/2006 4:24:14 AM PDT · by ksen · 25 replies · 404+ views
    Reformation Theology ^ | 10/20/05 | John Hendryx
    Paul’s Definition of a Christian "No Confidence in the Flesh” a Biblical Reflection by John Hendryx I often make it a practice to familiarize myself with a book of the Bible by reading and saturating myself in it for 30 days in a row. I find this incredibly helpful. If the book is too long to read in one sitting, then I divide it into sections, reading each for 30 days. Currently I am reading through the Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians and ran across some good material that I wanted to share with anyone who will listen. In chapter...
  • Definition of the Political Left

    06/28/2006 6:35:53 PM PDT · by dnmore · 21 replies · 678+ views
    06/28/2006 | me
    I use a Dr. Thomas Sowell quote on my email signature: "The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive" This may not have been a good choice because I am being challenged to quantify that. I have never actually thought of the left versus right. My approach in the past was a little like "I don't know art but I know what I like". Do any of...
  • HUMOR BREAK - Definition of the word "liberal"

    01/31/2006 12:08:08 AM PST · by Jaysun · 25 replies · 1,051+ views
    Urban Dictionary ^ | 1/31/2005 | Idiots
    I sometimes like to visit liberal forums and chuckle at how preposterous they are. Some kid asked them what a liberal is and they directed him to the link below. The liberals' definition of "liberal" is.......well, here's how one liberal that managed to chew through the leather straps puts it: "One who is polically speaking, party neutral. One who examines both sides of an issue before making a stance, and also will re-examine their stance upon presentation of new evidence. A liberals views are not limited by bigotry, tradition, dogma, tradtion, etc. They are based on the results of their...
  • Definition of South, Southern Is Changing

    11/25/2005 5:17:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,733+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 11 25 05 | ALLEN G. BREED
    CARY, N.C. - The joke around here is that this town's name is really an acronym for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees." As far as Vernon Yates is concerned, they haven't been contained well enough. Nearly surrounded by pricey subdivisions, the cinderblock Yates Grocery and Farm Supply sells neither anymore. As if things weren't bad enough, style maven Martha Stewart has chosen this Raleigh suburb to build a signature neighborhood of houses designed after her homes in Maine and New York. Holding court near a potbellied stove, the 69-year-old man in the suspenders and NASCAR shirt laments that his old...
  • Plasma or LCD? Price trends? New technology?

    11/22/2005 7:11:30 PM PST · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 70 replies · 1,587+ views
    11/22/05 | Don't_Tread_On_Me_888
    Please offer your expertise and research into the "State of the High Definition TV". Is plasma or LCD the way to go? I heard that most of the makers bring out new models in the April-May period next year. Will prices for 2005 models plunge then after New Year's? What manufacturers offer superior quality? Should one wait a year or two due to rapid change in technology? When will the technology advancement in HD TV slow? Best Buy has a 42 inch plasma from Panasonic for about $2900. What types of prices are you seeing out there for various size...
  • The Lost Art of Discrimination - (new JB Williams!)

    05/03/2005 8:59:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 297+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 4, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    As is often the case these days, offensive language or behavior is in the eye of the beholder. It depends on whether one subscribes to old school or new-age definitions of words that have been around for centuries. This word discrimination used to be a compliment of sorts, as in “one has discriminating tastes” based on the old school definition “To make a clear distinction; distinguish: discriminate among the options available. To make sensible decisions; judge wisely.” Of course the new-age definition is much less flattering, “to treat one person or group worse than others or better than others, usually...
  • MoveOn Buys Democratic Party!

    12/10/2004 6:24:20 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 27 replies · 742+ views
    Frontiers of Freedom ^ | Dec 10, 2004 | Gregory Borse
    In Quadrennial Political Garage Sale, MoveOn Buys Democratic Party! In something of a surprise announcement to Terry McAuliffe and the leaders of the Democratic Party, MoveOn has claimed ownership of the Democratic Party as a result of the grassroots movement started by Howard Dean during the primary season of the 2004 Presidential Elections. According to YahooNews (“MoveOn to Democratic Pary: ‘We Own It!’, 9 December 2004), in an angry e-mail addressed to “professional election losers” (a polite way to refer to Bob Shrum) leaders of MoveOn wrote: “We bought it. We own it. We are going to take it back.”...
  • The rectification of names: progressive

    11/23/2004 10:33:17 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 185+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 23 | Thomas Lifson
    [Editor’s Note: The American Thinker believes in calling things by their proper names. Euphemism is a tool of misrepresentation and ultimately of control, stripping away accurate and evocative connotations, and substituting false associations. ....] The word “liberal” has a bad odor to it these days, a situation which the American left blames on conservatives, accusing them of “demonizing” it in the public mind. From their perspective, the average citizen is incapable of coming to an independent judgment, having observed decades of failed liberal policies. Instead, it must be evil conservatives who have propagandized the public into believing American liberalism is...
  • Marriage definition defeated - bill aimed at preventing gay unions too vague (South Dakota)

    02/10/2004 2:37:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 288+ views
    Argus Leader ^ | 2/10/04 | Terry Woster
    <p>PIERRE - An effort to define marriage in South Dakota was defeated in the state Legislature on Monday even though it enjoys the support of four of every five lawmakers.</p> <p>Backers of the proposal hoped to form a bulwark against a recent court decision in Massachusetts and developments in other states that allow gays and lesbians to legally marry. But the language of the 39-word bill, which would make civil unions and domestic partnerships illegal in South Dakota, proved too vague for lawmakers. It was defeated 12-1 by the House State Affairs Committee.</p>
  • The many definitions of troop morale

    10/18/2003 9:18:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 10 replies · 171+ views
    Stars and Stripes, European Edition ^ | 16 Oct 03 | Ward Sanderson
    The many definitions of troop morale By Ward Sanderson, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Thursday, October 16, 2003 Marni McEntee / S&S Marines in southern Iraq use spare time to keep fit in the desert heat. Many Marines said they have adjusted to their changing mission very well. (ms# 61p xg) Scott Schonauer / S&S Two soldiers from the 1st Armored Division relax and watch TV at one of Odai Hussein's former palaces in Baghdad. Marni McEntee / S&S Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Umfleet of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 15, out of Kansas City, Mo., helps frame a building...
  • SARS distinctions based in symptoms

    05/31/2003 9:17:56 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 21 replies · 278+ views
    Hope Star ^ | By KEN McLEMORE, Hope Star Writer
    The disclosure this week of a "probable" case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Arkansas has created a new distinction for Arkansans in dealing with a largely untreated disease - the difference between "probable" and "suspect" SARS cases. The SARS web site of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., distinguishes between the two classes in medical terms of "clinical," or symptom-based and "epidemiological," or exposure-based, criteria. In either case of "probable" or "suspect" cases of SARS, the basic symptoms remain the same: Consistent body temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater accompanied by typical respiratory disease symptoms such...
  • Bill Of Attainder Project

    07/13/2002 3:25:04 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 34 replies · 1,513+ views
    Email ^ | Unknown | Tom Sanders
    The Bill Of Attainder Project is a civil liberties organization started by the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma. The project contacts political activists, organizations and others to forward the cause of preventing laws that plunder life, liberty, and property. The following information presents the issues, and the solution to stopping laws and legal devices that can be described as bills of attainder. Please feel free to contact us about this issue. About Bills Of Attainder"We the people are the rightful masters of Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." -Abraham Lincoln....
  • How do you tell liberals from conservatives (Daschle country alert)

    04/16/2002 11:29:07 AM PDT · by ancientart · 17 replies · 499+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | April 16, 2002 | Ruth Wood
    Editor’s note: Ruth Wood joins the American News editorial page today as an occasional columnist. Election campaigning time is here again. How can we tell? Count the number of times you hear the words “liberal” and "conservative.” From the sound of the political advertisements, the perception seems to be that conservative is good and liberal is bad. There are some candidates who seem to judge the power of their campaign ads by how many times they can use the word conservative. Since I am a retired teacher, I always go to the dictionary. What on earth is being said? The...