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  • FENNO: For Victor Page, reality of fall from stardom difficult to grasp

    10/21/2013 12:45:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 October 2013 | Nathan Fenno
    **FILE** Former Georgetown star Victor Page averaged 15.8 points per game in with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Developmental League from 1997-2002. Page currently is serving a 10-year jail sentence in Prince George's County, Md. (Sioux Falls Skyforce)Page today An officer in a bulletproof vest led the rail-thin man into a small room where three cheap plastic chairs rested under a fluorescent light. Victor Page jerked away from the officer. “Don’t touch me,” he said. A tattered black patch covered the spot where Page’s right eye used to reside. Gray hair advanced on his temples. The white uniform...
  • Blatty Explains Canon Law Georgetown University Petition

    06/18/2013 9:44:41 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tim Drake
    In an interview with EWTN's "The World Over's" Raymond Arroyo, The Exorcist author and 1950 graduate, William Blatty spoke about the reasons for the canon law petition on Georgetown University that has been submitted to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.'s Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The petition compiled by Blatty and The Cardinal Newman Society addresses numerous scandals at the University and whether it can continue to describe itself as Catholic. -
  • More on Hagel's Al Jazeera and Arab Connections

    02/13/2013 11:22:04 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12 February 13 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama defense chief nominee Chuck Hagel over his controversial appearance on Al Jazeera, the Arab propaganda channel, during which the former Republican Senator had agreed with a viewer that the United States was a "bully" in global affairs. It has now been revealed that the government of Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, was a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Hagel was its chairman. But Hagel also has an Al Jazeera connection through Georgetown University, where he is a professor, and which maintains a campus in Qatar.
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • The new authoritarians

    03/08/2012 10:05:53 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 1 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mindy Belz
    Through their U.S. front groups, Muslim radicals overtaking the Middle East have found support in the Obama administration The last time we saw one whole despotic region of the world come tumbling down we could name the heroes and the moments that propelled it: An electrician named Lech Walesa, jumping a wall at the Gdansk shipyard. Boris Yeltsin atop a tank in front of the Russian White House, defying the Communist old guard in 1991. Pastor Laszlo Tokes, refusing an eviction notice from his Romanian flat as crowds of demonstrators gathered. A playwright named Vaclav Havel before a joint session...
  • Georgetown Alum William Peter Blatty Says Canon Law Suit “Our Only Hope” (author "The Exorcist")

    05/31/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist—which went on to become an Oscar-winning movie—depicts an epic battle of good versus evil waged under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Reportedly based on a real exorcism Blatty heard about as an undergraduate on a scholarship at Georgetown University, the novel is steeped in Catholicism. Indeed, the “hero” of The Exorcist is the fictional Father Damien Karras, a Georgetown Jesuit, who, at great personal cost, drives out the demon. Now Blatty, a longtime financial contributor to his alma mater, says that Georgetown is no longer true to the Catholic identity he knew...
  • ‘Exorcist’ author, William Peter Blatty, to sue Georgetown University in Catholic court

    05/21/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/18/2012
    The author who turned Georgetown University into a horror scene in “The Exorcist” plans to sue the school in church court, charging that his alma mater has strayed so far from church doctrine that it should no longer call itself Catholic. William Peter Blatty, who graduated from Georgetown in 1950, says the “last straw” was the university’s speaking invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius, who addressed graduating public policy students on Friday (May 18), has been criticized by conservative Catholics for approving a mandate that requires many religious institutions to cover employees’ birth control costs. The...
  • Georgetown Rejects Sandra Fluke, No Birth Control Policy Change

    04/27/2012 5:17:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies ^ | 4/26/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Georgetown University has rejected attempts by liberal pro-abortion activists and Sandra Fluke to reject attempts by her to get the Catholic college to change its birth control coverage policy. Today, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia released a public letter saying Georgetown will not change its policy unless legally forced to do so. The letter doesn’t take Fluke to task or even mention her directly, but it rebuts many of the claims she made as she gained national notoriety and attempted to use it to force the college to do her bidding. One of Fluke’s biggest points of contention is...
  • Newt Gingrich Campaign Rally at Georgetown University (Video)

    03/29/2012 9:01:15 PM PDT · by onyx · 12 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 29, 2012 | CSPAN Library
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  • Catholic Georgetown Students Vote to Fund Abortion Rights Panel

    03/23/2010 5:46:27 PM PDT · by topher · 39 replies · 534+ views
    Tuesday March 23, 2010 Catholic Georgetown Students Vote to Fund Abortion Rights Panel March 23, 2010 (CNews) – In early March, the Student Activities Commission (SAC) of Georgetown University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, voted in favor of funding an abortion “rights” panel on campus, according to The Hoya. Earlier the university partially funded "Sex Positive Week" and held performances of "The Vagina Monologues."“While Catholics the world over are engaged in penance, prayer and alms giving during this Lenten season, students at America's oldest Catholic university have participated in a perverse series of events that vividly reminds us why our...
  • Anatomy of a Rumor: The Story Behind Chief Justice John Roberts’s ‘Retirement’ (GT prof. prank)

    03/04/2010 2:45:18 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 117 replies · 5,626+ views ^ | 03/04/10 | David Lat
    Everyone is wondering: Where did that erroneous rumor of an imminent retirement by Chief Justice John Roberts come from? The gossip spread like wildfire, triggering thousands of texts, blog posts, and emails — a few hundred of them to the ATL tips line — before Radar, which first published the rumor, retracted its report. We were skeptical, which is one reason why we didn’t write about the gossip as quickly as some other outlets. We reached out to the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office after we heard the rumor, and we didn’t want to write about it until we heard...
  • Student Push to Reinstate Campus Latin Mass Succeeds [Georgetown]

    02/23/2010 11:28:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies · 429+ views
    The Hoya ^ | 2/09/10 | Lenard Babus
    A renewed push by students for the reintroduction of regular celebrations of the Tridentine Mass, or a traditional Mass conducted in Latin, will provide the Georgetown community with a new option for Roman Catholic worship on campus. Starting Feb. 11, the traditional Latin Mass will be offered one weekday per week every other week. This will be the first time that this Mass has been offered on campus since May 2008. The main advocate for the pre-Vatican II Mass (Mass said entirely in Latin]) Kieran Raval (COL ’13) describes the Latin Mass as a way to feel a greater connection...
  • New Obama Envoy [to Muslim World] Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

    02/15/2010 5:22:05 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 64 replies · 2,534+ views
    Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states: Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in...
  • Caption: Obammy and AXelrod at the Duke v. Georgetown basketball game

    01/30/2010 2:38:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,443+ views
    AFP photos on Yahoo | 1/30/10 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama talks with Mona Sutphen (C), deputy White House Chief of Staff, and David Axelrod (R), senior advisor, during the first half of the NCAA men's college basketball game between Georgetown and Duke at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
  • Report: Obama to attend Duke-Georgetown (basketball game)

    01/29/2010 2:20:00 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 531+ views ^ | January, 29, 2010 | Diamond Leung
    Georgetown today issued a press release asking fans to plan on arriving at Verizon Center 45 minutes earlier than usual for the Duke game tomorrow "due to the number of dignitaries expected to be in attendance, there will be enhanced security at the entrances to the arena." One of the fans in attendance will be President Obama, according to The Hill.
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • Obama Nominates Lesbian Activist To Employment Post (Advocates Polygamy, too)

    10/18/2009 8:10:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | October 18, 2009 | Susan Brinkmann
    President Barack Obama has nominated a lesbian activist lawyer to serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In a recent White House announcement, President Obama nominated Chai Feldblum, a professor of law (gay studies) at Georgetown University who formerly worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign Fund, to serve as one of five Commissioners on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In the mid-1980s, Ms. Feldblum clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmum, the liberal Supreme Court justice who authored the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. “She has also...
  • 20-year deportation case against two Palestinian men dismissed (two accused of PFLP support)

    10/31/2007 6:49:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/31/07 | Linda Deutsch - ap
    A marathon deportation case against two Palestinian immigrants, pursued by the administrations of four U.S. Presidents over 20 years, has been dismissed. The ruling closes a Byzantine legal saga that wound its way through federal appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and federal immigration boards, breaking new legal ground along the way. It ended at the Department of Homeland Security, where the dismissal order was entered Tuesday. One of the defendants, Khader Musa Hamide, said in an interview that he will never get over the experience of being under suspicion for 20 years but now "I can breathe better." A...
  • A Web site where the Obama family is called 'street ghetto trash'

    07/14/2009 12:26:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 148 replies · 5,432+ views
    The Daily Voice ^ | July 13, 2009 | Dr. Christopher J. Metzler, associate dean at Georgetown University
    "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds." Photo caption of Michelle Obama speaking to her daughter Malia posted on The Free Republic. Disclaimer on The Free Republic: "Free Republic does not advocate or condone racism, violence, rebellion, secession, or an overthrow of the government. " For those of you who have argued vociferously with me that we are living in a "post-racial America" rather than an America in which Jim Crow is on steroids, you apparently have not read the daily diet of racism that the readers and bloggers on this site consume and then regurgitate....
  • MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office

    05/01/2009 4:45:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 632+ views
    IPT News ^ | May 1, 2009 | n/a
    MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office Campaign Mum on MAS Ties, Radical Omeish Speeches IPT News May 1, 2009 The last time the public got a good look at Esam Omeish, he was resigning from a Virginia immigration panel, claiming that the posting of videos showing him praising Palestinians who chose "the jihad way" to liberate their land was part of a smear campaign against him. Now Omeish is diving into the deep end of smear campaigns, offering himself as a candidate for a partisan legislative seat in Northern Virginia. Omeish is among four Democrats vying to win their party's...
  • New NATO Commander Named

    07/19/2002 3:09:07 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 305+ views
    VOA News ^ | July 19 2002
    NATO allies have named U.S. Marine General James Jones as the top commander of alliance troops in Europe. Meeting in Brussels, the alliance's Defense Planning Committee, including representatives of the 19 alliance countries, agreed that General Jones should replace U.S. General Joseph Ralston as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. The alliance announcement mentioned no date for the change, but said the nomination of General Jones still needs U.S. Senate approval. The top NATO command, based in the Belgian town of Mons, outside Brussels, is always held by an American officer. General Ralston, a Vietnam War veteran, took command of NATO...
  • Georgetown [University] prepares quarantine houses for swine flu

    05/01/2009 1:11:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 920+ views
    The Maneater ^ | May 1, 2009 | Christine Roberts
    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY -- Responding to the spread of swine flu to the United States, university officials have temporarily evicted residents of one of Georgetown’s two university-designated quarantine houses to make space for any students who may contract the virus. Wednesday morning, residents of 3517 Prospect St. were told that they have 24 hours to vacate their residence. According to Mark Valtierra (SFS ’10), one of three residents at 3517 Prospect, Patrick Lukingbeal, hall director of Alumni Square and university townhouses, notified Valtierra of the eviction at 10:30 a.m. Valtierra and his housemates were given several boxes and told they must...
  • Covering up the cross (Obama at Georgetown)

    04/25/2009 3:51:26 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | April 25, 2009 | Staff
    THE LATEST flare-up on the Obama Watch (we have trouble keeping up with all of them) was sparked by Georgetown University's covering up its Christian symbols, or trying to, when the president visited the campus to deliver a speech. The cover-up didn't entirely work. The university's (and the Jesuits') abbreviation for Jesus' name-IHS-was still visible elsewhere in the hall. Along with the cross above the university's seal. Was it sloppy planning or divine will? And why not both? He works in mysterious ways. We vote for this scandalette's having been the product of just another bad idea from some lower-down...
  • Georgetown University to Honor Pro-Abortion Vice President Joe Biden

    04/21/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 9 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | April 21, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Georgetown University could find itself as the latest Catholic college to upset pro-life Catholics as it plans to present a legal award to pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden. It could join the University of Notre Dame, which has invited President Barack Obama to give commencement, in the doghouse. Tomorrow, Georgetown University Law Center will host an event honoring Biden with the “Legal Momentum Hero Award."
  • Rendering Unto Ceasar

    04/18/2009 4:12:41 AM PDT · by dixiedarlindownsouth · 12 replies · 817+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 4/17/2009 | Pat Buchanan
    At the request of the White House, Georgetown University covered up all the symbols in Gaston Hall, before the Great Man spoke, including IHS, the millennia-old monogram for the name of Jesus Christ. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, had adopted the monogram in his seal and it became an emblem of the Jesuit order. When it comes to rendering unto Caesar, Georgetown is not going to be outshone by Notre Dame, which stole a march by offering the nation's avatar of abortion a doctorate of laws degree, honoris causa. Actually, it is regrettable the IHS in...
  • Obama White House ordered coverup of religious symbols for Georgetown speech

    04/17/2009 12:46:25 PM PDT · by Scanian · 39 replies · 1,850+ views
    LA Times Blogs ^ | Andrew Malcom
    Surprising word today that President Barack Obama's White House asked Georgetown University to cover all religious symbols at the scene of the president's economic speech at the Roman Catholic institution Wednesday. And the prestigious Jesuit university agreed. The decision, unnoticed at the time, seems likely to add further fuel to the ongoing controversy over Obama's upcoming graduation speech at the University of Notre Dame, where the Jesuit Indiana campus is plastered with numerous religious symbols. This includes a mosaic of Jesus Christ covering the entire 14-story southern wall of the Hesburgh Library next door to the speech site in the...
  • DNC Chairman Denies Obama Admin Requested Christ Symbol Cover-Up

    04/17/2009 5:51:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies · 1,841+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is this the new politics Barack Obama promised to bring to Washington? His hand-picked DNC Chairman just went on national TV and claimed the Obama administration never requested Georgetown to cover up the IHS monogram representing the name of Christ. Confronted with a article flatly reporting that such a request had indeed been made, Tim Kaine resorted to the hoary dodge of claiming he hadn't seen the story. Adding insult to injury, Kaine even claimed to be ignorant of itself, NewsBusters' sister organization. Kaine made his credulity-busting claims during a Morning Joe appearance today. View video.
  • Obama at Georgetown: The mystery of the missing sign [Free Republic cited]

    04/16/2009 7:32:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies · 3,458+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | By Julia Duin
    When President Obama gave his economics speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, several folks noticed something was missing. That "something" was an ancient monogram -- the letters IHS -- that symbolizes the name of Jesus. It was missing from a wooden archway above the dais in Gaston Hall where the president delivered his 45-minute speech. The gold-lettered monogram appeared near a painting of three female figures -- symbolizing morality, faith and patriotism -- and decorative edging along the wall that spelled out the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam"—"To the greater glory of God." Georgetown was founded by the Jesuits....
  • The President at Georgetown: Did this Catholic University Deny the Faith?

    04/16/2009 3:18:40 PM PDT · by tcg · 54 replies · 1,859+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/17/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    What occurred at Georgetown University is one of those symbolic moments in history which speaks beyond any single incident. The administration literally covered over the Cross of Christ and the “I.H.S.”, both of which were engraved on the backdrop against which the President spoke on the Gaston Hall stage. The reaction to this censorship of Christian signs at a Catholic University was immediate. The associate Vice President of Communications of Georgetown gave her spin: "In coordinating the logistical arrangements for yesterday's event, Georgetown honored the White House staff's request to cover all of the Georgetown University signage and symbols behind...
  • Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    04/16/2009 7:33:01 AM PDT · by CrappieLuck · 107 replies · 3,990+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    ( - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there. As of Wednesday afternoon, the “IHS” monogram that had previously adorned the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up--when the pediment where it had appeared was photographed by
  • Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    04/16/2009 7:15:34 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 59 replies · 1,947+ views
    CNS News ^ | 04/15/09 | Edwin Mora - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.
  • Jesus Missing From Obama's Georgetown Speech

    04/16/2009 8:49:30 AM PDT · by kagoots · 186 replies · 8,244+ views
    NBC Washington News ^ | 4-16-2009 | JIM IOVINO
    Amidst all of the American flags and presidential seals, there was something missing when President Barack Obama gave an economic speech at Georgetown University this week -- Jesus. The White House asked Georgetown to cover a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name in Gaston Hall, which Obama used for his speech, according to The gold "IHS" monogram inscribed on a pediment in the hall was covered over by a piece of black-painted plywood, and remained covered over the next day, reported. The Washington Times' Belief Blog asked the university about the presidential request: Julie Bataille from the university's press office...

    04/16/2009 12:59:43 PM PDT · by kellynla · 97 replies · 2,558+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 16, 2009 | staff
    When President Barack Obama spoke at Georgetown University on April 14, the White House requested that all religious symbols and signage that might appear as a backdrop to where the president was to speak be covered up. Georgetown acceded to the request and made sure that the symbol “IHS,” a monogram of the name Jesus Christ, was not in sight. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: “The cowardice of Georgetown to stand fast on principle tells us more than we need to know about what is going on there, but the bigger story is the audacity...
  • Obama's messianic jargon hits 'rock' bottom ...and G'town removes the Holy Name (Ecumenical)

    04/14/2009 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 71 replies · 8,799+ views
    Dawn Patrol Blog ^ | 4/14/2009 | Dawn Eden
    At Georgetown University today, while sitting in the press section at Gaston Hall awaiting the arrival of President Obama for a "major address" on economics, I overheard a reporter discussing the advance text of the speech. The reporter said that senior presidential adviser David Axelrod had compared Obama during his European trip to one planting seeds for a harvest. Along the same lines, he noted, in today's speech, Obama was set to use another Gospel analogy: that of the "house built upon a rock." And so it came to pass, beneath Gaston Hall's beautiful painting of Morality, Faith, and Patriotism,...
  • Obama’s Dodge (cannot make the tough calls when it comes to dealing with the financial crisis)

    04/15/2009 6:57:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 598+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/15/2009 | The Editors
    In a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, Pres. Barack Obama tried to explain how his economic policies “fit together in a single, overarching strategy.” The only constant we could discern, however, was the president’s desire to use the financial crisis to justify enormous expansions of government power. Because the crisis is so dire, Obama explained, “we’ve had no choice but to attack all fronts.” His stimulus package, for instance, attacked the financial crisis — a crisis afflicting the banking sector — on the federal-building-construction front, the state-highway-slush-fund front, the green-energy-boondoggle front, etc. The president repeated his line that the stimulus...
  • Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    04/15/2009 6:22:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 261 replies · 13,252+ views
    CNS ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | By Edwin Mora
    SNIPPET: "Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there." SNIPPET: "Roman Catholics traditionally use “IHS” as an abbreviation for Jesus’ name." SNIPPET: "Although the monogram was removed from the wooden pediment on the Gaston Hall stage where it would have been directly above and behind President Obama as he spoke, the letters “IHS” are posted elsewhere around the hall approximately 26...
  • Abortion, Obama - Now Georgetown

    04/13/2009 4:39:55 PM PDT · by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It · 7 replies · 577+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | April 13 2009 | SOURCE Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue
    Abortion, Obama - Now Georgetown - "Catholic" Georgetown University Follows Notre Dame, Invites Obama to Speak; Pro-Lifers to Protest WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: On Tuesday, April 14, from 10:30 a.m. to the end of Mr. Obama's speech, DC area Pro-life leaders and activists will protest at the entrance to Georgetown University at 37th and O Street. Their presence is to denounce Georgetown, who invited President Obama to speak, knowing the scandal and outrage surrounding his scheduled speech at Notre Dame on May 17. Randall Terry, Operation Rescue...
  • Satan to recieve honorary degree at Georgetown (Not Satirical Enough)

    03/26/2009 9:31:00 PM PDT · by dangus · 11 replies · 876+ views
    Horrified outrage ^ | 3-27-2009 | Dangus
    Georgetown University President John J. DeGoya announced today that Satan, Prince of Darkness will receive an honorary doctorate at the University's 220th commencement. DeGoya called the announcement a proud day for Georgetown. "We've been honored to continue the proud tradition of Catholic education which has produced alumni such as President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and World Spiritual Leader Al Gore, but when Notre Dame scored the Messi-- uh, the President for this year's graduation, well, it didn't seem fair. We felt being named the fighting Irish gave them an unfair advantage with O'bama. The faculty felt like...
  • Paint it black: (Georgetown) campus statue of Virgin Mary vandalized (Catholic Caucus)

    02/23/2009 8:14:28 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 887+ views
    Last night, the Office or Mission and Ministry sent out a campus-wide email alerting the student body that an unknown suspect had vandalized the statue of Mary that stands on Copley Lawn by painting its face black. From the looks of the email, (”we do not know the motivation of the person or persons who painted the face, nor whether they are members of the University community or not”), nothing seems to be known about the perpetrator. According to the email, the incident happened “late last week” and the Department of Public Safety is investigating. The OMM also said they...
  • First Muslim Congressman Speaks of Faith, Change.

    02/17/2008 11:39:11 AM PST · by Pikamax · 37 replies · 213+ views
    The ^ | 2/15/08 | Natalie Lescroart
    First Muslim Congressman Speaks of Faith, Change Minnesota Democrat Says Norway Good Model for U.S. By Natalie Lescroart | Feb 15 2008 The nation’s first Muslim congressman called for political change and spoke about how his faith has affected his job in a speech Tuesday at the Georgetown University Law Center. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a packed crowd at the Gewirz Student Center that “the time is now” for political change and reworking. Ellison, a freshman congressman, is the first African-American to represent Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and sits on the Financial Services...
  • The boy who is allergic to almost EVERY food

    10/02/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 338 replies · 2,591+ views
    The Evening Standard, London ^ | October 2, 2007 | unknown
    Tyler Savage: he is fed through a tube in his stomach A boy of 12 suffers from so many allergies that he is able to eat only five foods. Tyler Savage is violently ill every time he is given dishes containing dairy products or wheat, gluten, eggs, lactose and soya. The sole foods he is allowed are chicken, carrots, grapes, potatoes and apples. To help him survive, minerals and vitamins are pumped directly into his stomach through a tube. Tyler started to fall ill at the age of six when even a morsel of food would leave him writhing...
  • SHOCKER: Catholic Georgetown U. Will Now Fund Law Students to Lobby for Abortion

    09/30/2007 12:08:00 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 14 replies · 238+ views ^ | September 26, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    SHOCKER: Catholic Georgetown U. Will Now Fund Law Students to Lobby for Abortion Oldest Catholic university in U.S. By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2007 ( - A change of policy at Georgetown University Law Center will permit the university - which is the oldest Catholic university in the nation - to give grants to students who lobby for abortion for agencies such as Planned Parenthood.   The Hoya, the Georgetown University newspaper, reports on its front page today about the policy change. The policy change was announced September 7 by Law Center Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff in a letter...
  • Catholic Georgetown U. to Fund Student Internships at Abortion Agencies

    09/27/2007 2:16:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies · 135+ views
    Washington DC, Sep 27, 2007 / 10:18 am (CNA).- The oldest Catholic university in the nation has changed its policy to permit grants to law students who intern with abortion agencies, such as Planned Parenthood. Law Center Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff of Georgetown University announced the policy change Sept. 7 in a letter published in the Law Center's student newspaper. It was reported in The Hoya, the Georgetown University newspaper. The decision came after the Law Center got flack from pro-abortion students and faculty for directing student group Equal Justice Foundation to refuse funding to a student who applied to...
  • Foley Setup? - Part XIV - Putting it together

    10/06/2006 8:24:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 117 replies · 4,964+ views
    Macsminds ^ | 10.06.06 | MacRanger
    Bit h/t to the Commenters at Just One Minute. We bloggers owe our best work to their diligence and tenacity. The following is a complilation of some what they found so far, of what just may be the key to getting to the bottom of a Democratic conspiracy in the Foley Setup. As I previously posted here, there apparently was a promise of a book deal to pages by a Robin Kasaros. Googling her name brought about useful information such as she hosted “House Parties” back in 2005. No, not where you sell Tupperware, but the kind that like to...
  • Georgetown University Has Rediscovered its Catholicism (Not)

    08/30/2006 10:26:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies · 678+ views
    First Things Blog ^ | 8/28/06 | Joseph Bottum
    Georgetown University has rediscovered its Catholicism. The nation’s oldest Catholic school, the flagship of Jesuit education in America, has been a sad topic among American Catholics for some time now. Crucifixes removed from classrooms, a lay president, pro-abortion activity, a general embarrassment at religion. Indeed, over the years, Georgetown has been perhaps the clearest example of what many such schools practice: the whipsaw of “Catholic tradition,” in which the strongest declarations of Catholic identity come from the fund-raisers, the alumni association, and the public-relations office—all the people trying to sell the university in a tight economic situation that requires a...
  • Georgetown bars ministries from campus

    08/26/2006 5:36:29 PM PDT · by FJ290 · 41 replies · 792+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2006 | Gary Emerling and Michael Hunsberger
    Georgetown University has banned outside Protestant ministries from holding on-campus events and using the school's name, prompting group leaders to question whether the prestigious Catholic school is restricting religious choice. "All we're wanting is diversity," said Kevin Offner, a staff leader for InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship. "We're simply saying, 'Can't we worship and conduct our meetings in a way appropriate to our tradition?' And it feels like [Georgetown is] saying 'no.' " In a letter last week to leaders of the campus's Affiliated Ministries, the Rev. Constance C. Wheeler, a Georgetown Protestant chaplain, said that "as a result of our...
  • The Moment for Reconciliation (Text of Tony Blair Speech at Georgetown)

    05/27/2006 11:05:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 1,354+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 27, 2006 | Prime Minister Tony Blair
    This is the third of my speeches on the challenges facing the international community. In the first, I argued that the global terrorism that menaces us, can only be defeated through pulling it up by its roots. We have to attack not just its methods but its ideas, its presumed and false sense of grievance against the West, its attempt to persuade us that it is we and not they who are responsible for its violence. In doing so, we should stand up for our own values, asserting that they are not Western but global values, whose spread is the...
  • Chief Justice Says His Goal Is More Consensus on Court

    05/22/2006 12:27:13 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2006
    WASHINGTON, May 21 (AP) — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Sunday that he was seeking greater consensus on the Supreme Court, adding that more consensus would be likely if controversial issues could be decided on the "narrowest possible grounds." In a 15-minute address to Georgetown University law graduates, Chief Justice Roberts, 51, sketched a vision for leading a court sharply divided on issues like abortion, the death penalty and gay rights. "If it is not necessary to decide more to a case, then in my view it is necessary not to decide more to a case," Chief Justice...

    03/19/2006 9:10:59 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 83 replies · 685+ views
    NCAA Tournament Games TIME (ET) 12:10 PM ET No. 13 Bradley at No. 5 Pittsburgh 2:15 PM ET No. 9 Bucknell at No. 1 Memphis 2:20 PM ET No. 11 George Mason at No. 3 UNC 2:30 PM ET No. 8 Kentucky at No. 1 Connecticut 2:40 PM ET No. 14 Northwestern St. at No. 6 WV 4:45 PM ET No. 10 N.C. State at No. 2 Texas 4:50 PM ET No. 7 Georgetown at No. 2 Ohio State 5:00 PM ET No. 8 Arizona at No. 1 Villanova

    03/17/2006 9:12:35 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 50 replies · 611+ views
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