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  • SD Padres in Hot Water Over National Anthem Mix-Up (Gay Men's Choir Bumped for Pre-Recorded Version)

    05/22/2016 1:55:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 22, 2016 | Kirk Kenney
    <p>The Padres have a PR problem on their hands after a mixup during the national anthem for Saturday night's game against the Dodgers.</p> <p>There were 100 members of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus on the field to sing the anthem, but a woman's voice — believed to be that of Friday's anthem singer — was played over the PA system while the men stood on the field.</p>
  • Manny Pacquiao posts Bible verse that states gay people should be killed [Luke 6]

    02/19/2016 4:48:43 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/18/2016 | Chuck Schilken
    Manny Pacquiao is not backing down from his stance against homosexuality. Less than a day after the Filipino boxer and politician lost his sponsorship deal with Nike because he compared gay people to animals, Pacquiao took to Instagram early Thursday morning and posted some Bible verses that support his views. One of them, Leviticus 20:13, states in no uncertain terms that homosexuals should be killed: "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on...
  • How to talk to your kids about Donald Trump

    02/10/2016 9:20:50 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 41 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb 10 2016 | Steve Almond
    The 2016 presidential race is already shaping up as one of the strangest in history. Every day, an army of pundits dissects its bewildering dynamics. But none thus far have addressed the crisis facing millions of American parents: What to do when your young child brings up Donald Trump. This is why we have prepared this easy-to-follow, six-step guide. 1. Confront the Inevitable Face it, you cannot insulate your child from Donald Trump. Even if you could somehow convert your home into a no-Trump zone (by disabling every single electronic device, blacking out the windows, and hustling everyone into the...
  • Gay marriage ruling a win for LGB, but transgender woes persist

    06/28/2015 7:25:52 AM PDT · by Salman · 21 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jun 27, 2015 | Matt Kwong
    For marriage-equality activists, Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage rights for LGBT couples was an occasion for good cheer. But even as the pink-label Champagne flowed and the sounds of a long-sought victory throbbed inside New York's historic Stonewall Inn, their transgender brothers and sisters marched on, chanting in the sun just blocks away. Marriage equality is all well and good, Elliott Fukui said, but it was no time to party for dozens of trans activists. Not even close, he said. "The battle for trans rights has been neglected by the mainstream LGB movement," said Fukui, program co-ordinator for...
  • Thousands Sign Shocking Petition To Strip Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Of His/Her Olympic Gold Medal

    06/04/2015 12:05:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Yahoo Celebrity News ^ | 06/04/2015 | By Rachel Pilcher
    While the overall reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's introduction has been overwhelmingly positive, restoring our faith in the world and making Caitlyn herself feel 'humbled' and extremely happy, there are some who haven't reacted quite so well. In fact, a shocking petition has now been started urging the International Olympic Committee to actually REVOKE her incredible 1976 Olympic gold medal, as they claim she was "in violation of committee rules." Yes, really. The 65-year-old won the medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, but now some are suggesting that she should give back the medal. And by some, we...
  • Scott Walker’s deranged new low: Force women to carry their rapists’ pregnancies and let men

    06/03/2015 11:55:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | June 3, 2015 | Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice.
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said this week that he was prepared to sign a measure banning abortion at 20 weeks without an exception for rape or incest because it’s only “in the initial months” that victims are “most concerned” about access to care. Walker, who is expected to announce his run for president at the end of the month, said that such an exception didn’t matter and that he would sign the bill regardless. “I mean, I think for most people who are concerned about that, it’s in the initial months where they’re most concerned about it,” Walker said. “In...

    01/05/2015 10:12:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    Esquire ^ | January 5 2014 | John H. Richardso
    MICHAEL BROWN SR. AND THE AGONY OF THE BLACK FATHER IN AMERICA Thanksgiving at the Brown house, with family, friends, ham hocks, a little football, and an empty chair.
  • Erick Erickson Apalled That GOP Whip Spoke At White Nationalist Event

    01/03/2015 9:21:33 AM PST · by xzins · 64 replies
    TPM ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Caitlin MacNeal
    After the Washington Post reported that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke at a 2002 event hosted by a white nationalist group, RedState editor Erick Erickson knocked Scalise's supposed ignorance about the organization. According to the Post's Robert Costa, Scalise appeared at an event for the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a group founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, but didn't know at the time that the organization was a hate group. Erickson was not willing to give Scalise the benefit of the doubt. "How do you not know? How do you not investigate?" Erickson wrote...
  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    07/28/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 8:59 PM EDT | Leanne Italie
    As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is known for one-on-one fittings, but Jack was denied access to the area where professionals work privately with customers after being asked if she was an anatomical female. […] A gender binary exists in fashion, and that’s a challenge for those who don’t conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys’ departments or bad fits, while people...
  • George Zimmerman: Crash Victims Were WHITE

    07/22/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 22, 2013 | Staff
    The family that George Zimmerman rescued from an overturned SUV in Florida last week is white ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the two adults who were pulled out of their overturned SUV on July 17 were described as a white male and a white female. The report states that the SUV was traveling toward an off-ramp on State Road 417 when the driver lost control ... causing the vehicle to "go off road and roll over." As we previously reported, two men responded to the accident and helped...
  • Celebs react to George Zimmerman verdict

    07/13/2013 11:35:37 PM PDT · by South40 · 100 replies
    USAToday | 7/14/2013 | Andrea Mandell
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  • Just in from the TrueBlueRino snake pit Re: Hannity on Free Republic

    07/10/2012 2:18:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 718 replies
    TrueBlueRINOs antifreeper site ^ | July 09, 2012, 10:13:34 PM | Supposedly by Dengar01 but you never know over there
    So for those of you who don’t know me I posted at Free Republic as Dengar01 from September 15th 2001 till I opused and 2 months later after questioning the finances of Free Republic my account was zotted. When I first came up with the idea of this thread I emailed TBL, NOTA and a close friend here for their opinions. I then expanded to email some ex-FReepers who were run off the site by some of the most vile creatures on the planet. Some who made up handle’s at TBL to continue their cult like obsession. I was stalked...
  • Obama Celebrates Anti-Police Riot Started at Mafia-Owned Bar for Transvestites

    06/16/2012 9:33:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 16, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - At a White House reception held Friday evening in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride month, President Barack Obama celebrated a 1969 anti-police riot that started in what the New York Times reports was an illegal Mafia-owned bar for transvestites. “Now, each June since I took office, we have gathered to pay tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who devoted their lives to our most basic of ideals--equality not just for some, but for all,” Obama said. “Together we’ve marked major milestones like the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when...
  • Uh oh: Witness found to Cain incidents ?

    11/02/2011 10:58:43 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 01, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    So far, neither of the two alleged complainants from Herman Cain’s tenure at the National Restaurant Association have come forward publicly, although it appears at least one would like NRA to release her from her confidentiality agreement to do so. However, a pollster who worked for NRA at the time told KTOK in Oklahoma that he witnessed both incidents — and that if the women talk, Cain’s candidacy would be over: Interviewed today on KTOK’s Mullins in the Morning, [Chris] Wilson, of Wilson-Perkins-Allen Opinion Research headquartered in Washington, D.C. explained he was a witness to the incident. “I was the...
  • NSA CS Man: My Tracking Algorithm Was 'Twisted' By the Government [gov't spying on you]

    05/16/2011 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 17 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 5/16/11 | Soulskill
    decora writes "Crypto-mathematician Bill Binney worked in the Signals Intelligence Automation Research Center at the NSA. There, he worked on NSA's ThinThread program; a way to monitor the flood of internet data from outside the US while protecting the privacy of US citizens. In a new interview with Jane Mayer, he says his program 'got twisted. ... I should apologize to the American people. It's violated everyone's rights. It can be used to eavesdrop on the whole world. ... my people were brought in, and they told me, "Can you believe they're doing this? They're getting billing records on US...
  • Muslims fear backlash as festival falls near Sept. 11

    08/20/2010 6:57:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 64 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 20, 2010 | Mitchell Landsberg
    For nearly a decade, the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno has held a carnival on the Saturday following the end of Ramadan, during a festival that has been called the Muslim equivalent of Christmas. With pony rides, carnival attractions, games and Middle Eastern food, it's a popular event for the community's children. This year, the center's leaders had a sense of foreboding when they noticed the date on which the carnival would fall: Sept. 11. This week, after listening to escalating rhetoric over plans for an Islamic community center within blocks of the destroyed World Trade Center site in New...
  • White House's Botched "Op"

    10/06/2009 5:04:18 AM PDT · by RetroSexual · 40 replies · 1,695+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/6/09 | Charles Hurt
    President Obama yesterday rolled out the red carpet -- and handed out doctors' white coats as well, just so nobody missed his hard-sell health-care message. In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo op to buttress its claim that front-line physicians support Obama. A sea of 150 white-coated doctors, all enthusiastically supportive of the president and representing all 50 states, looked as if they were at a costume party as they posed in the Rose Garden before hearing Obama's pitch for the Democratic overhaul bills moving through Congress.
  • 100,000 secular Britons seek 'de-baptism'

    03/30/2009 5:15:37 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 33 replies · 984+ views
    AFP ^ | March 30, 2009 | AFP
    More than 100,000 Britons have recently downloaded "certificates of de-baptism" from the Internet to renounce their Christian faith. The initiative launched by a group called the National Secular Society (NSS) follows atheist campaigns here and elsewhere, i
  • Economists: Don"t despair, Depression not knocking (sky is NOT falling)

    09/29/2008 11:43:01 PM PDT · by Tempest · 5 replies · 264+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | By Mary Ellen Podmolik and Mike Hughlett
    Is there any possibility of repeating a period in history when the nation's jobless rate reached 25 percent and economic output fell by one-third, as it did during the Depression? "Zero, just zero," said Kenneth Rogoff, a Harvard University economics professor. "Ten percent, that could happen. If we got to 10 percent, that would be pretty spectacular for the U.S. But it would take a lot of mistakes (by Congress) for a long time . . . if Congress takes the ball and it fumbles."
  • Why many conservatives can't vote for McCain

    02/10/2008 2:42:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 224 replies · 694+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | February 10, 2008 | Mona Charen
    I posted a squib on the National Review Web site about a robo call I received from John McCain. (Virginia's primary is Tuesday.) The call stressed that he would, if elected, be a down-the-line limited government conservative who would never raise taxes, would defend life, would enforce immigration laws and would win the war on terror. The candidate is trying, I said, to meet conservatives "more than halfway." The response of readers was, shall we say, emphatic. One lady wrote that she would never vote for him as "He is the most disloyal, ill-tempered man and he brings out the...
  • Deported at Gunpoint from Pakistan (US Lefties given bums' rush by Pakistan)

    12/07/2007 12:02:57 PM PST · by pabianice · 55 replies · 117+ views
    Code Pink ^ | 12/7/07 | Benjamin
    On our tenth day in Pakistan, my colleague Tighe Barry and I, both human rights activists with CODEPINK and Global Exchange, were arrested at gunpoint by agents of the Pakistani government. We had just left a student rally and were driving down the streets of Lahore with a car full of Pakistani journalists and lawyers. Two cars and six motorbikes came screeching up, blocked our car, piled out with guns drawn, dragged the journalists and lawyers out of the car, beat the bystanders, and hijacked the car. With the two of us huddled in the back surrounded by shouting police,...
  • The Coup at Home (BARF Alert)

    11/11/2007 11:11:21 AM PST · by Starman417 · 40 replies · 184+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11-11-07 | Frank Rich
    To believe that this corruption will simply evaporate when the Bush presidency is done is to underestimate the permanent erosion inflicted over the past six years. What was once shocking and unacceptable in America has now been internalized as the new normal. This is most apparent in the Republican presidential race, where most of the candidates seem to be running for dictator and make no apologies for it. They’re falling over each other to expand Gitmo, see who can promise the most torture and abridge the largest number of constitutional rights.
  • Breaking News - Fox News overrun by Drama Queens

    11/04/2007 4:29:38 AM PST · by BigAlPro · 129 replies · 328+ views ^ | November 4, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    Is it just me or are we all getting pretty tired of FNC’s abuse of “Breaking News” and “News Alerts”? It amazes me that you can’t watch one day’s worth of programming on America’s “fair and balanced” network without being assaulted by these false overtures. The producers at the FNC must think we are the dumbest viewers in the history of television news. The recent fires in Southern California provided almost every anchor on Fox with the opportunity to over-dramatize the events of the day. I’ve never seen so many “Breaking News” reports on one story in my life. And...
  • Songs by Death Cab's guitarist seized at

    10/17/2007 10:54:45 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies · 112+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | October 17, 2007 10:07 p.m. PT | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Anti-Bush tracks among masters on hard drive that are taken The Department of Homeland Security may be substantially hipper than previously known. Chris Walla, the guitarist and producer for indie rock legends Death Cab for Cutie, says border guards seized a computer drive containing the master tracks for his upcoming solo album last month when a courier tried to deliver it to Seattle-based Barsuk Records from a studio in Vancouver, B.C. "I don't know what red flag could possibly have gone up at the border," Walla said Wednesday in a phone interview from Portland. Walla said he had been working...
  • President Bush Sends Immigration Message to Congress From Mexico

    03/14/2007 11:16:15 AM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 146 replies · 2,317+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/07 | Fox News
    <p>MERIDA, Mexico — President Bush, seeking to rebuild ties with Mexico, pledged Wednesday to intensify efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws and crack down on illegal drug trafficking. Bush said that he senses there has been a change of attitudes in Congress about updating immigration laws, from skepticism last year to recognition now that changes are in U.S. interests. "I will work with Congress, members of both political parties, to pass immigration law that will enable us to respect the rule of law -- and at the same time, respect humanity," Bush said in a news conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Bush, facing a huge fight within his own party for his immigration plan, called it an important but sensitive issue. "I say important because a good migration law will help both economies and will help the security of both countries," Bush said. "If people can come into our country, for example, on a temporary basis to work, doing jobs Americans aren't doing, they won't have to sneak across the border."</p>
  • Gay couple losing their religion

    12/08/2006 2:01:26 AM PST · by Antioch · 13 replies · 353+ views
    The chronicle herald ^ | Friday December 8, 2006 | JEFFREY SIMPSON
    A Roman Catholic couple say they’re being driven from the church over the archbishop’s opposition to their same-sex union. After Daniel Poirier and Jack Murphy of Meteghan Centre got married in May, the two 69-year-olds placed an announcement and photograph in The Chronicle Herald. When the notice appeared, the couple’s priest at Stella Maris in Meteghan told them that Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, head of the Halifax archdiocese and administrator of the Yarmouth diocese, which includes Meteghan, had directed that they could no longer receive communion or assume any leadership position in the church. That meant Mr. Poirier could no longer...
  • Polling from the RNC - Were we misled by Mehlmann, Rove, Hewitt? (Vanity Post - sorry, I had to)

    11/08/2006 9:54:33 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 74 replies · 2,042+ views
    I knoe vanity threads are frowned upon - but considering the circumstances, it wouldn't hurt us to vent and debate what happened yesterday. In the last week of the campaign, mnay leading GOP'ers (inlcuding, but not limited to, Ken Mehlmann, Hugh Hewitt, etc) spoke of a blue wave. Not a tsunami-like blue wave - but a blue wave strong enough to help us keep control of Congress. I'd like to pose this question to you. Was there ever REALLY a blue wave? Was there a wave - but it wasn't strong enough and soon enough? Or was the GOP establishment...
  • We're done with Election Day nose holding

    10/27/2006 5:05:41 AM PDT · by Small-L · 180 replies · 2,433+ views
    World Net Daily E-mail to the Editor ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2006 | Jim Harrison
    In his most recent article on WND, "Will disgruntled conservatives really collude with Democrats?" conservative spokesman David Limbaugh seems to be planting seeds of encouragement for frustrated conservatives who have been stunned during the George W. Bush Era. Although Mr. Limbaugh correctly states that there will be additional problems with a Democratic takeover in the upcoming Nov. 7 election, his attempts to encourage the aforementioned participants to continue to hold their noses and vote for the lesser of the evils is a bit discouraging. For God-fearing Republicans, it's the same old story election in and election out. If we don't...
  • The List (Formerly See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil....)

    10/24/2006 9:05:39 AM PDT · by em2vn · 10 replies · 508+ views
    daily pundit ^ | 10-07-2006 | bill quick
    It's become more and more obvious that Republican apologists are going to be able to get away with blaming the upcoming "stunning" defeat on the Foley "scandal," rather than the fact that large chunks of its base and other normally dependable voters are going to stay home in disgust over the several years of: Wild-eyed pork, earmarks, and increasing government size and power. intentions to put Gonzales and Miers on the Supreme Court. Failure to engage the strongest enemies of the US, in particular Iran. Horrible mismanagement of the Iraq occupation. Passing and signing the Campaign Finance Reform act. The...
  • An Open Letter To Rush Limbaugh

    10/24/2006 5:24:00 AM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 508 replies · 6,328+ views
    Jon Alvarez ^ | 10/23/2006 | Jon Alvarez
    Dear Rush: Pardon my French, but you’re full of s***! As I listened to your show last week, you chose to criticize and attack conservative Americans like myself who feel the Republican Party does not deserve to win in November. Rush, since when did you become such a shill for the GOP? Choosing the party over the base is a very disappointing move to this long time listener. I’m very disappointed in you, Rush Limbaugh, you’ve lost touch with the reality that is life for the common man in America. I heartily recommend you take pause and reconsider your programming...
  • Deliver a Spanking

    10/22/2006 8:49:20 AM PDT · by Conservative Goddess · 655 replies · 8,492+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | October 22, 2006 | Colin McNickle
    I am your typical Republican "supervoter." .... But I'm seriously considering ending that streak this Nov. 7. ... I'm also a contrarian -- a conservative with libertarian leanings. Combine all these characteristics, then mix in the aggregate Republican record, allow the ire it has created to rise and bake it for a few years and here's what comes out of the oven: A party base that's mad as hell and no longer willing to rationalize GOP failures. It's a base whose crust grows darker and thicker -- i.e., angrier -- when prominent conservatives and Republicans -- politicians, pundits, radio talk-show...
  • From boyhood protest to taking on Cheney

    10/21/2006 10:58:49 AM PDT · by loreldan · 124 replies · 1,685+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10/21/2006 | James B. Meadow
    When he was 12 years old, the boy who would grow up to be the man who took on the U.S. vice president was walking in San Francisco with his family. They turned the corner and came upon a civil rights demonstration - concerned citizens waving signs, chanting their disagreement, indignant over some current injustice. Before his parents knew what was happening, the boy grabbed a sign and began marching intently, joining the protest as enthusiastically as if it were a pickup baseball game. "I was raised to have a social conscience," says a matter-of- fact Steven Howards. He is...
  • 'Beginning of the end of America' (Idiots Gone Wild)

    10/19/2006 11:14:12 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies · 2,160+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/19/2006 | Keith Olbermann
    We have lived as if in a trance. We have lived as people in fear. And now—our rights and our freedoms in peril—we slowly awake to learn that we have been afraid of the wrong thing. Therefore, tonight have we truly become the inheritors of our American legacy. For, on this first full day that the Military Commissions Act is in force, we now face what our ancestors faced, at other times of exaggerated crisis and melodramatic fear-mongering: A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from.
  • GOP unworthy of governing

    10/02/2006 5:21:12 PM PDT · by UncleJeff · 49 replies · 1,124+ views
    WND ^ | Oct. 2, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    This column is going to make me very unpopular with Republicans. I don't care. It must be said. Following the revelations about Florida Rep. Mark Foley's sexually suggestive e-mails to a 16-year-old congressional page, I have concluded Republicans are unworthy of retaining control of the federal government. I sincerely regret this is the case. I would much prefer that there were a real viable alternative to the Democrats, who are not only unworthy, but also unacceptable. But wishful thinking is not going to protect our country. Wishful thinking is not going to expand freedom, promote justice and restore morality to...
  • Joseph Farah : GOP Unworthy of Governing

    10/02/2006 9:58:19 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 23 replies · 595+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/02/2006 | Joseph Farah
    GOP unworthy of governing -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This column is going to make me very unpopular with Republicans. I don't care. It must be said. Following the revelations about Florida Rep. Mark Foley's sexually suggestive e-mails to a 16-year-old congressional page, I have concluded Republicans are unworthy of retaining control of the federal government. I sincerely regret this is the case. I would much prefer that there were a real viable alternative to the Democrats, who are not only unworthy, but also unacceptable. But wishful thinking is not going to protect our country. Wishful thinking is not going to expand freedom, promote...
  • Report: T.O. attempted suicide

    09/27/2006 11:47:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,400+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 27, 2006
    Flamboyant Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens tried to kill himself by overdosing on pain medication, even putting two more pills into his mouth after a friend intervened, according to a police report obtained Wednesday. Owens left the hospital late Wednesday morning, giving reporters a "thumbs up" but making no comment as he was driven away in an SUV. Publicist Kim Etheredge said in various interviews Wednesday with Dallas-area media that the police have gotten the story wrong. She said she was with Owens, who was having trouble because he'd
  • Why I am not voting Republican this fall [because I'm a retread zotted troll]

    09/23/2006 9:42:15 PM PDT · by Tiger007 · 352 replies · 4,631+ views ^ | 09/23/2006 | William Calhoun
    A friend of mine recently was surprised when I told him that I am not voting Republican this fall. "You are one of the most conservative people I know," he said. "Exactly," I said, "and that is precisely why I am not voting Republican." For me, illegal immigration has been the final straw. And the GOP's recent decision to pull funding from Randy Graf's campaign shows the writing on the wall: CONSERVATIVES, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN THE GOP. Of course, the GOP will take conservatives' votes and money, but if a real conservative runs for office, he almost certainly...
  • Bush Will Kill Me: Chavez

    09/23/2006 2:54:32 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 181 replies · 3,649+ views ^ | Sept 24, 2006 | Staff
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez accused his American counterpart George W. Bush overnight of ordering his assassination for calling the US leader the devil during his speech at the United Nations this week. "The devil appears very sulphurous, and a few people say that he has given the order to kill me," Chavez said during a speech before scientists in western Venezuela. "Many concerned friends have called me, (saying) that because I said 'devil' over there (at the UN), they have sentenced me to die. They will not kill me, I have much faith in life," Mr Chavez added.
  • Why I am Not Voting Republican This Fall

    09/23/2006 2:29:45 PM PDT · by Dane · 113 replies · 1,865+ views
    NewsByUs ^ | September 23, 2006 | Wiiliam J. Calhoun
    Why I am Not Voting Republican This Fall By William H. Calhoun on Sep 23, 2006 A friend of mine recently was surprised when I told him that I am not voting Republican this fall. “You are one of the most conservative people I know,” he said. "Exactly,” I said, “and that is precisely why I am not voting Republican.” For me, illegal immigration has been the final straw. And the GOP’s recent decision to pull funding from Randy Graf’s campaign shows the writing on the wall: CONSERVATIVES, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN THE GOP. Of course, the GOP will...
  • Rhode Island's Lessons For Real Republicans (If GOP Stands For Nothing, It Deserves To Lose Alert)

    09/13/2006 10:45:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 72 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | 09/14/06 | Jane Chastain
    How did our country stray so far from the founding principles of limited government, states' rights, self-reliance and moral integrity? Most Americans blame it on Congress. Americans have little faith in members of Congress, but we keep re-electing our own congressman and senators, often with little or no serious thought on the matter. In 1994, after 40 years in the political wilderness, Republicans assumed control of Congress with the promise that they would get back to those founding principles. A few tried. Fewer are still trying, but we are torpedoing their efforts. Even if we are alert enough to know...
  • Why I'm a Democrat

    09/13/2006 9:12:10 AM PDT · by hoppity · 67 replies · 2,337+ views
    Conservative Punk ^ | August 4, 2006 | Robert Jones
    Remember the "Republican Revolution," remember "The Contract With America" of 1994? Newt Gingrich nationalized the congressional elections by appealing to Americans' distaste for Bill Clinton's fiscal and social liberalism and swung fifty-four seats from the jackasses' to the elephants' camp. Gingrich's young Turks were champing at the bit to finish the job Reagan had started. A dozen years later, the Republicans have made a farcical shambles of the Reagan revolution: The term limits they promised never seemed to materialize (they all voted for term limits, technically, by spreading their votes among a handful of competing bills, none of which conveniently...
  • Protestors: Peres won't put us back in closet [Oh just SHUT UP already]

    09/05/2006 10:58:10 AM PDT · by Alouette · 8 replies · 415+ views
    YNet (or is it GAYNet?) ^ | Sept. 5, 2006 | Merav Crystal
    Members of Meretz's youth movement protest outside vice premier's office after he signed Shas' petition against pride parade in Jerusalem. 'Israel is not Iran,' demonstrators chant The members of Meretz's youth movement and the Our Colors movement (Meretz's gay youth movement) protested Tuesday afternoon outside the office of Vice Premier Shimon Peres, chanting "Peres, Peres, don't worry, we will soon see you in drag," and "Peres, Peres is a loser, Israel is not Iran." The reason for their protest was the fact that Peres signed Shas' petition against the World Pride parade in Jerusalem. About 15 people participated in the...
  • Schwarzenegger Is Pushing This Republican Into The Undecided Column

    09/04/2006 10:19:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 288 replies · 2,313+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 9/4/06 | Matt Cunningham
    I don't recall even being in a situation where the closer Election Day gets, the less likely I am to vote for the GOP nominee. Yet, that is where I find myself vis-a-vis Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm one of many conservatives who voted for Arnold in the recall, despite my preference for Tom McClintock. I found the prospect of Cruz Bustamante in the governor's office horrifying and wasn't convinced McClintock could win. The stakes so too high I though it prudent to back the Republican with the best chance of winning, and so I cast my vote for Arnold. Like...
  • Open House: We'll stand up for right to hold gay parade [Aw Jeez]

    08/30/2006 9:44:18 AM PDT · by Alouette · 8 replies · 389+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 30, 2006
    Open House: We'll stand up for right to hold gay parade Representatives of Open House in Jerusalem for Pride and Tolerance, organizers of next month's gay pride parade in Jerusalem, meet with minister for Jerusalem affairs to discuss holding of parade Representatives of the organization supporting gay rights and tolerance, The Open House in Jerusalem for Pride and Tolerance, met with Minister for Jerusalem Affairs MK Jacob Edery (Kadima) Wednesday afternoon, the organization told Ynet. In the meeting with the MK, the Open House representatives – the incoming Director-general Noa Satat, outgoing Director-general Hagai Elad, and acting Chairman Elena Kant...
  • J'lem police: Forget about gay parade

    08/29/2006 9:09:48 AM PDT · by Alouette · 36 replies · 837+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Efrat Weiss
    Open House plans to hold World Pride parade on Septembers 21, but Jerusalem police announce they will not allow parade due to busy holiday season Only one day after the Open House for Pride and Tolerance announced that the World Pride parade would be held in Jerusalem on September 21, the Jerusalem police announced on Tuesday afternoon that they would not allow the parade to be held next month due to the busy holiday season. Police officials said that if other dates are provided, they would reexamine the decision. In the summer, the Open House members asked to hold the...
  • An Open Letter to George Bush from an ANGRY Conservative

    08/27/2006 8:36:40 AM PDT · by StoneColdTaxHater · 61 replies · 1,261+ views
    An Open Letter to President Bush Dear Mr. President There are times when tough things have to be said and this is one of them. I voted for you twice and for the first time in my life, I am sorry I did. Sir, you lied to us and let us all down. I have been a loyal conservative since the days of President Reagan. You sir are no conservative. In that day following 9/11, you tried to bring this country together to face and fight our enemy. You tried to heal the divisions that exist. Both attempts were a...
  • 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled [UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO IMMINENT{U.S.raised terror level)

    08/09/2006 10:17:04 PM PDT · by gary_b_UK · 2,397 replies · 56,585+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 10 August 2006, 05:06 GMT 06:06 UK | Unknown
    A major terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight has been disrupted by police, Scotland Yard says. It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage. During the night, police arrested a number of people in London after a counter-terrorist operation they said had lasted several months. Police believe the attacks would have been particularly targeted at flights from the UK to the US. The Department for Transport said security at all UK airports has been increased. Passengers on all flights will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on...
  • Chavez: Venezuela to get defense system - "We're going to armor Venezuela."

    08/04/2006 1:34:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,341+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/06 | Jorge Rueda - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela will install an advanced air-defense system with anti-aircraft missiles capable of shooting down approaching enemy warplanes, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday. Chavez, who has repeatedly accused the United States of plotting to overthrow him, said the missiles would help defend the oil-rich country against any "aggression." "We're going to acquire the most modern anti-aircraft defense system," Chavez said during a televised speech in the coastal state of Falcon, where military planes and newly purchased Russian helicopters swooped overhead during a military parade. "We're going to armor Venezuela." He said the air defense system would protect...
  • Surveillance We Can Live With (Arlen Specter)

    07/23/2006 10:05:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 624+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2006 | Arlen Specter
    President Bush's electronic surveillance program has been a festering sore on our body politic since it was publicly disclosed last December. Civil libertarians, myself included, have insisted that the program must be subject to judicial review to ensure compliance with the Fourth Amendment. The president has insisted that he was acting lawfully within his constitutional responsibilities. On its face, the program seems contrary to the plain text of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which regulates domestic national security wiretapping. The president argues, however, that his inherent constitutional powers supersede the statute. Without knowing the exact contours of the...
  • Dear Mr. President

    07/22/2006 4:13:06 PM PDT · by wgflyer · 58 replies · 1,447+ views
    Dear Mr. President, Thank you for the letter you sent explaining the wonderful things the Republican party is doing for me and asking for money. A truely proper response would be too lengthy. As I wish not to take up too much of your valuable time, let me respond briefly and ennunciate the conditions under which the Republican party is eligible for what remains of my money. I will donate $250.00 to the Republican party upon verification of the following: 1. FairTax enacted and IRS disbanded. 2. Borders 100 percent secure, Illegals rounded up and sent packing, those who hire...