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  • I'll have my Way -- or America will Suffer!

    10/12/2013 11:56:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2013 | Rev Michael Bresciani
    "...........Since he was first elected in 2008, journalists and pundits have repeatedly exclaimed that Barack Obama is the first president in our history who does not love our country. Being a minister, I always initially refuse a bad report about anyone until there is ample proof; it is the benefit of the doubt. That day has come and gone and I am now among those who believe that Obama actually hates America. He has smashed traditional marriage, exalted homosexual perversion, used the IRS like a battering ram, left border agents, ambassadors, and good soldiers to die without help, raised the...
  • WH Tried to Interfere with WaPo´s NSA Story

    08/16/2013 6:42:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    The Washington Post´s article detailing the fourth amendment abuses by the NSA got some push back from the administration who attempted to "edit" the article before publication. The internal audit referenced in the article was obtained by the WaPo from Edward Snowden. The details of the audit indicated repeated and growing privacy violations by the NSA, violations which included obtaining thousands of American citizen´s communications records and using methods of information collection that were later deemed unconstitutional by a court. The Post was able to interview John Delong, NSA director of compliance for the article and they were initially
  • ‘Talkers’ magazine publisher: Limbaugh likely ‘has the biggest audience he’s had in years’

    03/14/2012 8:11:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2012 | Caroline May
    There has been no measure of his listenership since the Fluke flap. But nonpartisan radio expert Michael Harrison told The Daily Caller that Limbaugh’s numbers likely are going nowhere but up — despite the anti-Limbaugh push. Harrison is founder and publisher of Talkers magazine, the industry’s leading trade journal. According to Harrison, even if all the publicity is negative, it is a “good bet that Rush is enjoying pretty high ratings” last week and going into this week. “The irony is that he probably right now has the biggest audience he’s had in years, and the double irony of all...
  • 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...
  • Albert Pujols just ties World Series record with 3 home runs in a game!

    10/22/2011 9:13:52 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies
    MLB ^ | 22 October 2011 | Albert Pujols
    Pujols joins Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth as the only player to ever hit 3 home runs in a single World Series game.
  • Gardener told not to enter village show for 'being too good'

    02/14/2011 1:05:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | February 13, 2011 | Rebecca Lefort
    It is the ultimate accolade for a keen vegetable grower – a 73-year-old has been told not enter his village gardening competition because he is too good. David Stirzaker has been asked by the organisers of the North Cadbury and District Horticultural Society, in Somerset, not to exhibit his produce at its annual show, because his impressive record at the event is discouraging others from taking part. Mr Stirzaker – who has won 12 cups at the show in just four years, for his prize-winning carrots, parsnips and tomatoes – has pledged to take the matter to the Royal Horticultural...
  • N GA College, West Point of the South

    11/18/2010 5:59:39 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 10 replies
    www.ngcsu.edu ^ | unknown | unknown
    News: North Georgia was awarded by the MacArthur Foundation as the top Army ROTC unit among all senior military colleges in the nation for 2009-2010. We also received the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America's Outstanding ROTC Unit award as the best Army ROTC program out of the 273 in the country! We are also ranked #20 among the South's public regional universities in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by the U.S. News Media Group. Read about top performing Cadets from the North Georgia Army ROTC program! North Georgia is proud to be designated by the Board...
  • WHY?

    06/05/2010 2:07:46 PM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 37 replies · 699+ views
    6/5/10 | myself
    Just a question to all of you.I may have missed something, I hope that I did, but .........WHY has not DRUDGE put Mr. Wooden's passing on his site today?Just asking.Maybe I missed something.
  • (John) Wooden Was Greatest Coach Ever

    06/04/2010 10:18:12 PM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 76 replies · 805+ views
    Foxsports ^ | 6/4/10 | Jeff Goodman
    With all due respect to Bob Knight, Mike Krzyzewski and even Bear Bryant and Vince Lombardi, John Wooden was in a class by himself. Wooden will go down as the most accomplished coach anywhere. Ever. The Wizard of Westwood won 10 national titles in a 12-year span, including a remarkable seven consecutive from 1967 through ’73. Wooden’s success is almost unfathomable. Wooden passed away on Friday night at the UCLA Medical Center, just months prior to his 100th birthday on Oct. 14. Wooden was still mentally sharp in his 90s and was spotted at UCLA games and other events.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 6-29-09

    06/29/2009 2:58:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 110 replies · 2,874+ views
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 6-29-09 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Charter School Defies Liberalism, Delivers Top Scores (video)

    06/03/2009 8:42:51 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 11 replies · 523+ views
    Oakland, California's American Indian Public Charter Schools are quickly gaining a reputation. Well, two reputations, actually. One reputation is for being aggressively anti-union, and weeding out teachers who try to peddle New-Agey education philosophies. The other reputation is for delivering the best education in California... ranking in the top 4 in the state, and the only top California school serving inner-city kids
  • Charles Krauthammer Wins Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism

    04/03/2009 11:24:59 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 666+ views
    FNC ^ | 4-3-09 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and FOX News commentator Charles Krauthammer has won the 11th annual Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism. ### Krauthammer -- a regular panelist on FOX News' "Special Report" whose weekly column in The Washington Post is syndicated in more than 200 newspapers worldwide -- won the $20,000 award for depicting "love of country and its democratic institutions," the Eric Breindel Foundation announced Thursday. "I was surprised and extremely gratified," Krauthammer told FOXNews.com. "I was very happy when I got the call. It means a lot because I knew Eric, he was a friend of mine and...
  • 'Miracle' pilot tells why he ditched in river - [UPDATE: he won’t appear on “Today” show Monday]

    01/18/2009 10:40:56 AM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 54 replies · 2,767+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009 | Larry Neumeister,David B. Caruso, Associated Press
    The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner made a split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River because trying to return to the airport after birds knocked out both engines could have led to a catastrophic crash in a populated neighborhood, he told investigators Saturday.
  • Martin Luther King and the Inauguration/ Op-Ed by Lt. Col. Allen West

    01/09/2009 4:42:08 PM PST · by HonestConservative · 13 replies · 721+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | January 9, 2009 | Lt. Col. Allen West
    This year Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr holiday will come right before an incredible historic event in America, the inauguration of our Country’s first black President. Being born and raised in Atlanta Georgia and having attended school, Our Lady of Lourdes, right across from Ebenezer Baptist Church and Dr King’s resting place had a profound affect upon my life. Each day I was reminded of the work upon which Dr King embarked to establish civil rights for blacks, and improve rights for all Americans.
  • In Praise of Sweetness

    08/30/2008 1:15:26 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 2 replies · 173+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 29 Aug 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I thought of “Sweetness” last week. He was the Drum Major of the Yale Band, back when ice covered the Earth and I was in college. I’m not saying that the Yale Band was inadequate. But they did run onto the field like a rabble, rather than march. The Co-op Book Store did have a card which said on the front, “Today, in your honor, the Yale Band will play....” Inside, it said, “... in tune.” But one part of that organization was absolutely perfect. That was George Levendis, a 6-foot 4-inch Drum Major who bent over backwards until the...
  • The Romney Agenda: Excellence In Education

    11/07/2007 10:20:18 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 70 replies · 190+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | 11/06/07 | Mitt Romney
    Wednesday, Nov 07, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Romney Press Shop (857) 288-6390Today, In South Carolina, Governor Romney Discussed How He Will Strengthen America's Families By Strengthening Our Schools. Improving our schools is critical to the future of our country and our economy. Governor Romney also believes that closing the achievement gap in our schools is the civil rights issue of our time. - Governor Romney Believes Our Education System Works Best When We Have More Local Control Of Our Schools. While there is a proper role for the federal government to play in education, it is not in telling...
  • Top Guard General: Nation’s Guard Members at Peak of Excellence

    08/22/2007 4:41:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 162+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    BOSTON, Aug. 22, 2007 – As the chief of the National Guard Bureau touted the achievements of today’s citizen-soldiers and -airmen to sports commentators at Fenway Park here earlier this month, a 91-year-old World War II veteran sitting in the stands below the broadcast booth made much the same claims on behalf of today’s Guard members. Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets with members of 1st Battalion, 158th Cavalry, of the Maryland Army National Guard and other National Guard troops who are about to deploy overseas, during a visit to Fort Dix,...
  • Immigration Dispute Roils Conservative Radio

    06/26/2007 10:55:31 AM PDT · by hardback · 67 replies · 2,600+ views
    Crosswalk.com ^ | 6/26/07 | Matt Purple
    Immigration Dispute Roils Conservative Radio Matt Purple Correspondent- President Bush's immigration bill has created a rift between right-wing talk radio and Republican politicians that threatens to rupture the conservative coalition, according to a nationally syndicated radio host. "If [the bill] is jammed through before, ironically, Independence Day, I think we will have been witnesses ... to the end of the old conservative coalition," Laura Ingraham said on Monday. "I truly believe that it is over if this happens, and it's time to rebuild and restart." Conservative radio has been dominated by outrage over the immigration issue. The Project for Excellence...
  • Who is the more dominant performer?

    01/29/2007 4:02:18 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 156 replies · 1,384+ views
    espn.com ^ | 1/28/07 | unknown
    Around the ESPN.com watercooler, it's a debate that sees more consternation than "Tastes great" versus "Less filling": Who is the more dominant performer, Tiger Woods or Roger Federer? Each stated his case with another stunning victory on Sunday, as Woods claimed the Buick Invitational for his seventh consecutive PGA Tour victory and Federer notched the Australian Open for his third straight Grand Slam title. If anything, the two players only added fuel to the fire with their most recent wins. Golf editor Jason Sobel and frequent tennis contributor Matt Wilansky debate which player is the most dominant athlete in this...
  • Shoppers make Wegmans No. 1 grocer in the U.S.

    09/01/2006 3:45:06 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 178 replies · 5,776+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 9/1/2006 | Bob Niedt
    Consumers report that Wegmans is No 1. The regional supermarket chain, based in Rochester, sits atop the latest Consumer Reports magazine retail rankings of 54 U.S. chains that sell groceries. They include traditional supermarkets and warehouse clubs, limited-assortment discounters and boutique stores. Consumer Reports surveyed 24,000 readers and compiled 38,000 reports from April 2004 until June 2005. The results are published in the October issue of the magazine, which subscribers started receiving Wednesday in Central New York. It goes on sale in stores Tuesday. Joan Eve Quinn, speaking for Consumer Reports, said after the data is collected, it takes Consumer...
  • Tiger Woods Wins Third PGA Championship

    08/20/2006 4:13:30 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 130 replies · 3,042+ views
    www.PGA.com ^ | 0820/06 | GRRRRR
    Tiger Woods won his third PGA Championship in fine fashion (-18) at Medinah Country Club in the western suburbs of Chicago. Tiger carded 69-68-65-68 = 270.The 30 year old Woods won his 51st Tour win putting him into a tie with Billy Casper and 7th on the all time winner list. Tiger has many years to go before he catches and passes Slammin' Sammy Snead who is number one in tour victories with 82. Tiger picked up the lead on the first hole Sunday with a birdie and never looked back. This is his second win since the death of...
  • Army journalists lauded for excellence

    05/05/2006 6:06:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 181+ views
    FORT MEADE, Md. (Army News Service, May 5, 2006) – Army print and broadcast journalists were recognized for excellence in their crafts at the Defense Information School here today during Combined Focus 2006. “The quality of work being done by our Army journalists is outstanding. They can compete against the best of commercial media and come out on top,” said Col. Richard Breen, commander for Soldiers Media Center. “It’s inspiring to see the products being produced by our broadcasters and print journalists.” Presentations were given to winners of the Department of Defense’s Visual Information Awards Program and the Thomas Jefferson...
  • What are secrets to success of local military school districts? (With follow-up column)

    01/26/2006 9:06:52 PM PST · by Racehorse · 2 replies · 338+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 24 January 2006 | Carlos Guerra
    Of San Antonio's 17 school districts, three little-noticed ones consistently deliver superior results. Schools in those districts continue to rack up national and state recognitions for excellence. And their students — who graduate and go to college at higher-than-average rates — are regularly among the city's top performers in state, federal and college entrance exams. The Lackland, Randolph Field and Fort Sam Houston independent school districts are three of only seven military school districts in the nation. The three are "coterminous," or contained entirely within the boundaries of their namesake military bases. . . . Though they are entirely on...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • Does This Law Degree Make My Resume Look Fat? (Ann Coulter Slams Administration Condescension Alert)

    10/12/2005 4:16:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 939 replies · 14,876+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 10/12/05 | Ann Coulter
    A Supreme Court nomination may not have been the ideal time for Laura Bush to start acting like "Buy One, Get One Free" Hillary Clinton. At least President Clinton only allowed his wife to choose the attorney general. (Remember the good old days when first ladies only got to pick the poet laureate and the White House china pattern?) Between cooking segments on the "Today" show this week, Laura rolled out the straw man – sorry, "straw person" – argument that the criticism of Miers was rooted in "sexism" (which is such a chick thing to say). I'm a gyno-American,...
  • As the World Turns. Turns. Turns . (Life's lottery)

    07/11/2005 7:04:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 443+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2005 | Stephen Reiss
    It turns out your real estate agent was right. In determining the historic reasons why societies thrived and conquered, while others stayed backward, the answer is: location, location, location. At least that's the persuasive theory advanced by Jared Diamond, a UCLA professor, MacArthur "genius" grant winner and author of the best-selling book "Guns, Germs, and Steel." Now, Diamond's book has been adapted into a three-part television series by National Geographic that begins tonight at 10 on Maryland Public Television (Channel 22) and tomorrow at 9 p.m. on WETA (Channel 26). The shows strive for an epic feel, hopscotching the continents...
  • Byron Nelson Plays on Without Tiger Woods (He's Human!)

    05/14/2005 6:12:23 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 283 replies · 2,509+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/14/05 | unknown
    IRVING, Texas - The moment was packed with the kind of tension usually seen only at a major. In the locker room at the Byron Nelson Championship, players huddled around the television as Tiger Woods stood over a 15-foot putt. Upstairs in the family dining area, about 60 people set down their silverware and stopped their chatter to watch. On the course, the 1,500 fans surrounding the 18th green went stone silent. They witnessed something that had not happened on the PGA Tour in seven years and 142 tournaments. Woods missed the cut. "Every guy in the locker room was...
  • I nominate Mark Levin to be next week's substitue teacher at the Limbaugh Institute

    02/18/2005 11:50:29 AM PST · by ILLUMINATI_216 · 26 replies · 591+ views
    02-18-2005 | ILLUMINATI_216
    Why doesn't F.Lee Levin sub for Rush next week while El Rushbo visits the troops in Afghanistan? Roger Hedgecock is okay but "The Great One" is on his own plain.
  • Babalu Blog - Below the fold

    02/01/2005 4:20:27 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 158+ views
    Babalu Blog ^ | Jan. 31, 2005 | Val Prieto
    Here's an interesting dichotomy: There's a story about me and Babalu Blog on the front page of today's Miami Herald. I was interviewed a few weeks ago, a photographer came by the house and shot the pictures. I wasnt sure why anyone would want to run a story on me or my blogging. I mean, I just sit here in front of the computer and write about things and issues that are important to me. I write about family and politics and pig cooking. But, obviously and as most of you that come here regularly know, I write mostly about...
  • Steelers Backups Get The Job Done (Ramble On)

    01/03/2005 3:24:14 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 75 replies · 923+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 1/02/04 | Michael Smith
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Sixteen handoffs, one carry (for 2 yards and a fourth-quarter fourth-down conversion, thank you very much), one pass attempt (high and incomplete), and three knees taken to end the game. Not quite the way Brian St. Pierre envisioned the part he'd play in his first NFL victory. But it'll do.............. So many Steelers played a part in what was an improbable victory, even for a team that finished the regular season with 14 straight wins en route to become the first AFC team to go 15-1. That's because Jerome Bettis, Plaxico Burress, and Roethlisberger sat this...
  • Sharapova is Teenage Business Tycoon (And a Very Centered Girl)

    12/26/2004 2:23:23 PM PST · by beyond the sea · 23 replies · 1,318+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/25/04 | Beth Harris
    HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. - Maria Sharapova loves to shop, gossip with girlfriends, write and pore over photos in glossy fashion magazines. But that's where similarities with other 17-year-olds end. She emerged this year as one of the world's best tennis players, winning Wimbledon and carefully cultivating a lucrative endorsement portfolio whose worth puts a typical teenager's allowance to shame. "One day I can be with my friend talking about the girliest, weird things and the next day I'm in a meeting talking about a deal or sponsorship or doing a photo shoot that are run by all adults that want...
  • Sharapova Realizes Her Dream a Year or So Ahead of Schedule

    07/04/2004 11:10:17 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 19 replies · 1,557+ views
    N.Y. Times.com ^ | July 5,2004 | CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
    WIMBLEDON, England, July 4 - Maria Sharapova's coach, Robert Lansdorp, has been around tennis parents long enough to have some concerns that her remarkable victory at Wimbledon could start a trend. "Now everybody will go to Siberia and have their child born there," Lansdorp said, laughing. "You know how crazy some tennis people are." But according to Lansdorp, the secret to the success of Sharapova, his longtime pupil, does not lie in her Siberian birthplace or the hardships she experienced after her father, Yuri, decided to take her from Russia to the United States when she was 7. "I'm not...
  • Sharapova Dominates Serena in [Wimbledon] Final

    07/03/2004 8:35:07 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 49 replies · 2,712+ views
    WIMBLEDON, England -- Teenager Maria Sharapova stunned defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4 in the final Saturday to become the first Russian to win a Wimbledon singles title. Sharapova, 17, also became only the second Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title, less than a month after Anastasia Myskina became the first at Roland Garros. In the Open Era, only Martina Hingis was younger than Sharapova when she won the women's singles title here. The Swiss was 16 when she beat Jana Novotna in 1997. After Williams hit a forehand into the net to end the 73-minute match, Sharapova...
  • Rush Limbaugh is “The Passion”

    01/27/2004 8:35:50 PM PST · by writer33 · 15 replies · 252+ views
    Original | 1/26/04 | Chris Davis
    Make no mistake. Rush Limbaugh is “The Passion.” He is the passion of conservatism, the very pulse, bounding through the veins of the nation. He produces life with every heartbeat of his show as he scoffs at liberals and gives us his interpretation of conservative truth. His brand of ideology shakes the very foundations of liberalism.
  • Cynthia Tucker - Make excellence a 'black thing' (AJC Op-Ed)

    11/03/2003 7:01:16 AM PST · by hnorris · 34 replies · 259+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11/2/2003 | Cynthia Tucker
    OUR OPINION: Make excellence a 'black thing' Cynthia Tucker - Staff Sunday, November 2, 2003 If I were a high school student with lackluster SATs, I'd take no comfort from those who defend my mediocre academic work accomplishment as an unfortunate characteristic of my race. I'd be offended by the fact that the HOPE scholarship controversy has become another forum for repeating the ancient wisdom that black students simply don't perform well on standardized tests. I'd be embarrassed by black lawmakers who threaten to go to court to protect my right to receive HOPE, even though my scores don't measure...
  • Freepers: Say Goodbye and Thanks to Armey and Gramm

    12/10/2002 10:14:15 AM PST · by wildbill · 5 replies · 316+ views
    Vanity | December 10, 2002 | Bill Henslee
    Shakespeare said it well: "Praising what is lost, Makes the remembrance dear." Phil Gramm and Dick Armey chose to retire this year after long and distinguished careers in Congress. I challenge Freepers to recognize their service to the country by sending them a thank you. (for the lazy) Phil Gramm can be sent an email at: phil_gramm@gramm.senate.gov. Or C/O 370 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, D.C. 20510 Dick Armey's address is: 301 Cannon Office Building, Washington D.C. 20515-4236
  • High schools work to ease stress in GPA competition

    12/04/2002 12:26:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 423+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 4, 2002 | PAIGE HEWITT
    Just when Bellaire High lead counselor Shirley Raby thought she had seen it all, along comes Harry Huang. For years, Raby has watched students outsmart the grade point average system so they could soar to the top of the class. And along the way, she's seen some students overcome with stress. So while Huang's strategy to win the title of valedictorian was successful -- Huang's GPA is 4.93181; salutatorian Pridi Dangayach's GPA is 4.92156 -- school officials are rethinking how their super grads are recognized. "There's some question as to what we're going to do because it's gotten out of...