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  • An "Amen" from a Priest for the President

    02/06/2015 4:16:44 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rev. Susan Russell, Episcopal priest and activist from Pasadena, Calif.
    So President Obama is evidently taking a ration of right-wing blow back for comments at today's National Prayer Breakfast comparing the heinous actions of ISIS to the heinous actions of the Crusades. "Critics Pounce" read one headline. "Outrage" read another Here's what's outrageous: Christians who don't know their own history. Like the story of the Cathars -- a Christian sect deemed heretical in the 13th century and savagely butchered by Christian Crusaders in France.
  • Mandela Day celebrations around the world (95th birthday)

    07/18/2013 10:38:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/13 | Associated Press
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The world is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day with acts of community service and messages of goodwill to the former South African president who remains hospitalized on his 95th birthday. Here are some of the international events: UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. hosted an informal General Assembly in honor of Mandela which was addressed by former United States President Bill Clinton and co-prisoner and Mandela friend Andrew Mlangeni. U.N. staff also helped to rebuild homes in Long Island destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. WASHINGTON: The Congressional Black Caucus celebrated the life and legacy of Mandela at the Emancipation Hall in...
  • Are dinosaurs fossils really that old? [vanity]

    10/28/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 226 replies · 1+ views
    I read that carbon dating method is only accurate for up to 30,000 yrs. So how are scientists coming up with millions yrs. old fossils? For all we know dinosaurs died off not millions but 100's of thousands of yrs ago.
  • Poll: Who Would You Like To See As Sarah Palin’s Vice President?

    08/10/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT · by curth · 173 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 8/10/2011 | Gary Jackson
    Been a lot of talk lately about who would make the best Vice President to serve with President Sarah Palin. Vice Presidential candidates are chosen for a number of reasons. Often they are chosen merely because they can deliver a state or a region that can help the presidential candidate win. There are better reasons though. We fully expect Sarah Palin to have a 50 state strategy for victory and while someone from certain regions may be helpful more than others, we’d like to see a different criteria. Anyone who knows Governor Palin’s record knows she and her team hit...
  • Rush Limbaugh - We Are All Sarah Palin Now

    07/29/2011 11:19:19 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 91 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 7/29/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush: "We are the hostages, we are equal time, we are paying the ransom all the time…you wanna talk about craven villains, look no further than the Oval Office...the new civility...now anybody who disagrees with the Democrats are terrorists, racist terrorists...We are now all Sarah Palin" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB8JHLQfQwM
  • Sarah Palin a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making

    05/07/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Associated Content ^ | May 4, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    It is considered unusual for a former governor who holds no public office and is not currently running for another to have a foreign policy adviser. But Sarah Palin, not known for being conventional, has chosen Peter Schweizer for that job. Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution with expertise in international relations, national security affairs, and the U.S. presidency. He is also the author of a number of books, including two on President Reagan, one on the Bush family, and a critique on the effects of big government on the world economy. Most recently, Schweizer published a...
  • Sarah Palin keeps getting everything right

    04/25/2011 9:19:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 25, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    For a silly hick snowbilly who doesn’t know anything, whom loving and tolerant liberals call a “special needs case” in honor of the new civility, Sarah Palin is establishing a track record on the issues that is, over the past year or two, without equal. On Libya, Palin saw that indecision and lack of clear leadership would not do any good. We had to be in it to win it. So what our president said at first, that our mission is to see Qaddafi go, he’s got to go, but then we’re told by one of his top advisers, the...
  • Sarah Palin's Leadership through a Civil War Prism

    04/24/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 55 replies
    vanity | 04/24/2011 | Brice Crossroads
    Political campaigns bear a striking resemblance to military campaigns. Both involve strategy, an awareness of the environment (a "grasp of the ground" in military parlance) and the concentration of forces and resources at the crucial point where the enemy is weak. Armies that are well led tend to win, while those who are poorly led tend to lose. Since we entered the sesquicentennial of the Civil War on April 12, 2011, I was reflecting on some of the peculiar abilities and gifts of the great military leaders of the American Civil War compared to those so far displayed by Governor...
  • UC Irvine says MLK Day menu was in poor taste

    01/27/2011 1:04:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 66 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/27/11
    Irvine, Calif. (AP) -- A California university says it was bad taste to serve chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Officials at the University of California, Irvine, say the menu of stereotypical black food was served on Jan. 17 ...
  • Leadership Material: Sarah Palin

    01/18/2011 10:27:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | January 18, 2011 | Mary Selby
    An animated conversation ensued around the lunch table, as Sarah Palin, her leadership and potential as a Presidential candidate was heatedly discussed. The women, all home schooling moms and conservative Christians from various backgrounds, passionately voiced opinions that ranged from a high level of respect for Governor Palin, to a concern for her family, if she runs for President. One mom held the conviction that women should not be in positions of leadership over men. I respect her opinions, though I do not agree with them. I decided to do some Biblical digging to see what women in the Bible...
  • All I Want For Christmas, President Palin

    12/23/2010 10:22:25 AM PST · by factmart · 122 replies · 4+ views
    12/23/2010 | factmart
    I just hope that in November 2012 we will elect Sarah Palin as President!
  • Congratulations, Sarah Palin: “Refudiate” Named Word of the Year

    11/15/2010 12:54:19 PM PST · by onyx · 116 replies
    ABC ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2010 | The Note
    Sarah Palin has officially changed the modern lexicon, one tweet at a time. While one might expect the New Oxford American Dictionary to refudiate the former Alaska governor’s favorite verb, today they embraced it, announcing “refudiate” as the official 2010 word of the year. "From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have concluded that neither 'refute' nor 'repudiate' seems consistently precise, and that 'refudiate' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of 'reject.' "the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release. Palin’s use of “refudiate,”...
  • PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Bizarre Giant-Headed Predator Found

    03/19/2009 6:05:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies · 2,808+ views
    National Geographic ^ | March 19, 2009 | Christine Dell'Amore
    A giant head and gill-covered body make this newly reconstructed creature (pictured) "one of most bizarre fossil creatures that there is," one scientist said. The 505-million-year-old critter was first identified in 1912 from fossil pieces. Over the years, bits of it showed up in museum collections mislabeled as jellyfish, sea cucumbers, and various other creatures. But expeditions in the 1990s began to uncover more complete specimens, which suggested the animal, dubbed Hurdia Victoria, was much more unique than previously thought. Now, a well-preserved specimen found in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and...
  • Fair Tax Save The Nation Petition

    02/28/2009 5:21:35 PM PST · by Man50D · 13 replies · 539+ views
    You Can Help Save the Nation For Tax Day 2009, we're collecting names to send a message to President Obama about the FairTax, the real stimulus package America needs now more than never. You can make a difference by raising your voice for the FairTax during this critical time for our country. Help us send a powerful message to the White House: Read the "Save the Nation" petition to the right and add your name below.
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • Al Gore’s Recycled Doom

    02/21/2007 1:39:15 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 22 replies · 1,443+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | February 21, 2007 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Al Gore may not have won the presidency (thank God), but over the last two years, he’s been given an enormous consolation prize by his friends on the left. He’s been designated as the Savior of the Planet. First came the warm wave of supportive publicity surrounding his slide-show documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Katie Couric and Harry Smith and Oprah Winfrey all touted Gore as so warm, so vulnerable and self-effacing, and his predictions so impossibly scary. Last May, Gore and Couric sat together on a sunny day in Central Park and unspooled the doom. Manhattan would be under deep...
  • Apple's "Mecca Project" Provokes Muslim Reaction

    10/10/2006 2:52:04 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 108 replies · 4,819+ views
    MEMRI Middle East Research Institute ^ | October 11, 2006 | MEMRI
    Apple's "Mecca Project" Provokes Muslim Reaction On October 10, 2006, an Islamic website posted a message alerting Muslims to what it claims is a new insult to Islam. According to the message, the cube-shaped building which is being constructed in New York City, on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets in midtown Manhattan, is clearly meant to provoke Muslims. The fact that the building resembles the Ka'ba (see picture below), is called "Apple Mecca," is intended to be open 24 hours a day like the Ka'ba, and moreover, contains bars selling alcoholic beverages, constitutes a blatant insult to Islam....
  • HILLARY IPODHAM CLINTON

    05/22/2006 4:12:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 626+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2006 | IAN BISHOP
    May 22, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn't need "Respect" - she's already got it at the top of her iPod playlist. The surprisingly tech-savvy Clinton mixes Aretha Franklin's 1967 landmark smash hit for the feminist movement into her playlist rotation alongside The Eagles' 1975 Top 5 hit, "Take It to the Limit" ("You know I've always been a dreamer"). In a New York minute, H-Rod can shuffle from the bad boys of rock 'n' roll to the Fab Four in her iPod's massive musical library. She told The Post her iPod has "got like 1,000" songs...
  • Don’t mis-underestimate Dubya

    02/28/2006 8:58:32 PM PST · by bayourant · 117 replies · 3,115+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | March 01, 2006 | Jaithirth Rao
    http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=88747 As we prepare to welcome the leader of the world’s most powerful republic, it behooves us to make sure that we grapple with facts, not just biased opinions. It is unfortunate that so much of the information about the US is derived by our elites from the eastern seaboard, Left-leaning media who are on the opposite side of the American political spectrum from George W. Bush and who therefore have a vested interest in opposing and disparaging him. The images of Bush they have succeeded in planting internationally are that Bush is dim-witted, a simple-minded religious fanatic, a supporter...
  • Mariah Carey Ties Elvis on Singles Chart

    12/24/2005 2:35:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies · 873+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | December 24, 2005
    Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" rose to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart, putting her in a tie with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1 singles in the rock era. Carey and Presley have 17 No. 1 hits, second only to the Beatles, who had 20.
  • Measure calls for soccer helmets

    12/14/2005 8:24:41 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 97 replies · 1,506+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 14 December 2005 | Russell Nichols and Raja Mishra
    Like football and hockey players, soccer players would have to don helmets on the field to protect their heads, under a new legislative proposal. The measure, scheduled for a hearing today on Beacon Hill, would cover peewee leagues to college teams.
  • Antarctic hole in ozone layer nears record size

    09/16/2005 12:50:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,436+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/05r | Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has grown to near record size this year, suggesting 20 years of pollution controls have so far had little effect, the United Nations said on Friday. In a bulletin on the seasonal depletion of ozone gas, which filters harmful ultraviolet radiation that can cause skin cancer and cataracts, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said the hole would peak within a couple of weeks. "It will probably not break any records, but it shows that ozone depletion is going on and that the so-called ozone recovery has yet to...
  • THE MOST STARTLING DEVELOPMENT IN WORLD HISTORY [REAL TITLE RE RESURRECTIONS NOW]

    07/16/2005 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Quix · 79 replies · 1,188+ views
    THE MOST STARTLING DEVELOPMENT IN WORLD HISTORY Tuesday, May 24, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1:00 a.m. Eastern Writer's note: You may have more trouble with this column than with anything you have ever read. I can't say I blame you. It took me a lot of research time before I fully accepted the now-well-attested fact that God has been bringing hundreds of people back from the dead in recent years. By Jim Rutz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com As I was leaving New Delhi in 2003, I called an Indian friend, Rodrick Gilbert, who leads a network of house churches with 26,000 former...
  • 'O' what a woman, what a day, what a purpose

    05/10/2005 11:15:55 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 641+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-10-05 | Adrienne Washington
    Sistagirls, you know it's got to be the Big "O," something really outstanding or outrageous or outlandish to get thousands of women to jump (or crawl, in the case of yours truly) out of bed early on a Saturday morning, put on their Sunday best, and stand in lines wrapped around the Washington Convention Center for hours in pastel spike heels and pumps. One group of the "O"-verexcited ladies in line were "O"-verheard saying, "We're waiting for "Pope-prah," because "Oprah's as big as the pope," a Dove soap representative told me in the "Personal Growth Center" before the main event.
  • Colo. Slay Case Tossed Over Bible Consult

    03/28/2005 5:12:15 PM PST · by Valin · 44 replies · 862+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 3/28/05
    DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday threw out the death penalty in a rape-and-murder case because jurors had studied Bible verses such as ``eye for eye, tooth for tooth'' during deliberations. On a 3-2 vote, justices ordered Robert Harlan to serve life in prison without parole for kidnapping 25-year-old cocktail waitress Rhonda Maloney in 1994 and raping her at gunpoint for two hours. The jurors in Harlan's 1995 trial sentenced him to die, but defense lawyers discovered five of them had looked up Bible verses, copied them down and talked about them while deliberating a sentence behind...
  • If Schiavo Represents U.S. Govt Protection ... who needs it?

    03/26/2005 11:07:43 AM PST · by lodwick · 12 replies · 516+ views
    Disc.Server ^ | 3/26/2005 | Bob Scheidt
    The game being played by U.S. Authorities, the Bush punks and the Press, et al., is one of mental cruelty that permeates the mind and soul of the entire nation, if not the entire world. Whether or not the U.S. has been a Christian Nation since it's inception is questionable because those in power have generally been psychopathic liars, thieves and demogogues, while their subservient citizenery have considered themselves Christian. This dichotomy remained hidden for a couple of centuries as America progressed from an agrarian / farming society to the Industrialized Military Arm of a fascistic World Governing class. Today,...
  • Freeper snobs snubbing?

    02/11/2005 7:59:37 PM PST · by gimmebackmyconstitution · 378 replies · 6,625+ views
    Is it just me, or do some folks in here drop a thread cold when certain people post to it?
  • John Stossel's Change of Heart

    02/07/2005 2:44:51 PM PST · by flixxx · 4 replies · 1,412+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1 7 05 | John Gibson's Interview
    This is a partial transcript of "The Big Story With John Gibson," February 4, 2005, that has been edited for clarity. Watch "The Big Story With John Gibson" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET JOHN GIBSON, HOST: ABC's John Stossel (search) has been going after crooks and scam artists on television for 30 long years — and he looks so young. He's been aiming at some pretty big targets lately: big business, big media, big government. John's here to talk about his latest book, now out in paperback. It's called "Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, Scam Artists...
  • House About to Strip More Civil Liberties in Name of Anti-terrorism

    10/07/2004 1:44:58 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 141 replies · 2,300+ views
    The NewStandard ^ | 10-7-2004 | Madeleine Baran
          NewStandard Home Iraq in Crisis Civil Liberties & Security U.S. Business & Economy News ArticleHouse About to Strip More Civil Liberties in Name of Anti-terrorismby Madeleine Baran (bio) Oct 6 - Civil liberties and immigrant rights advocates say House Republicans are using legislation based on the 9/11 Commission's recommendations as cover to implement a series of troubling, un-related reforms condoning torture, limiting immigration and increasing surveillance of both non-citizens and citizens.The House will vote on the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act this week. Opponents say the Republican leadership rushed the legislation to the floor without much time...
  • John Stossel Book (Vanity)

    09/18/2004 11:00:22 AM PDT · by Bones75 · 22 replies · 711+ views
    I just read Stossel's 'Give me a Break' book. Man, I wish every man, woman and child of reading age in America would read this book. If they did, I am confident that the state of the country would improve. Of course the liberals will dismiss it, as they always do when cold reality offends their socialist utopian dreams, but a lot of people's eyes would be opened, and they would not stand for it anymore! Bones
  • At ABC, “People Say 'Conservative’” Same as 'Child Molester’"

    01/30/2004 2:07:27 PM PST · by FlyLow · 48 replies · 293+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 1-30-04 | Brent Baker
    During a stop on Washington to promote his new book with a title which matches his weekly segment on 20/20, “Give Me a Break,” ABC’s John Stossel asserted that “where I live in Manhattan and where I work at ABC, people say 'conservative’ the way people say 'child molester.’" As reported Wednesday by Robert Bluey of CNSNews.com, at the Cato Institute on Tuesday, Stossel lamented how “leftist thinking is just the culture that I live in and the culture the reporters who populate the mainstream media live in.” An excerpt from Bluey’s January 28 story, which FNC’s Brit Hume highlighted...
  • Informing Individuals (Must Read Review Of John Stossel's New Book, "Give Me A Break")

    01/25/2004 4:22:16 AM PST · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 183+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/22/04 | Ethan Wallison
    Informing Individuals Stossel takes his message to print. By Ethan Wallison In the summer of 1996 the Libertarian party took its national convention to Washington, D.C., and I went, figuring that the ironic tableau ought to provide good material for a story. Two things stood out over the course of the event: First that the Libertarians had the kind of vigorous and intelligent debates that never occur anymore at the major-party meetings; and second, that maybe a full half of the delegates were nuts. There were folks who insisted there was no such thing as judicial "authority," some who believed...
  • Single Women Gaining Political Clout (Democrats fund political project through non-partisan sources)

    12/16/2003 6:56:10 PM PST · by jagrmeister · 61 replies · 207+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/03 | Jagrmeister
    By ELIZABETH WOLFE, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Forget about soccer moms. The prized voter of next year's presidential election could be single women, according to a new study. But they need to get to the polls. Using census and other voting data analyzed by two Democratic polling firms , the study released Tuesday found there would have been 6 million more ballots to count in 2000 if single women had voted at the same rate as their married counterparts. The study, the first phase of a project designed to help get single women to the polls, showed that they...
  • Jews out of court

    04/10/2003 7:07:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 159+ views
    AL-AHRAM ^ | 4-16-03 | Josh Ruebner
    To My Former Dean and Other 'Court Jews' Dear Assistant Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz, I doubt it if you remember me. That's okay though. I don't think that I did anything to merit drawing the attention of the dean as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). I was pretty bookish at SAIS and spent more than my share of time toiling over economic models in the library. As the dean of SAIS, I am sure that you had fleeting contact with hundreds of students like myself. I think that we shared a...
  • John Stossel's GIVE ME A BREAK! - January 16, 2003

    01/16/2003 8:36:29 PM PST · by Timesink · 12 replies · 288+ views
    ABCNEWS | January 16, 2003 | John Stossel
    January 16, 2003 Self-help authors sell books on guilt-free living, but guilt has good points. It gets people to regret the wrong they do, and correct it. Research shows kids who have a little guilt are better citizens. We devised an odd experiment to determine which of a group of kids had a healthy amount of guilt. It's fun to watch. My "Give Me A Break"? is about deceptive movie ads. Wonder why you get suckered into going to so many bad movies? The Sweetest Thing, with Cameron Diaz made plenty of "worst-movie" lists for 2002. Critics called it...
  • A Program Note From John Stossel - Responses to DoD Credit Card Scam Report; 20/20 All-Fidel Tonight

    10/11/2002 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Timesink · 13 replies · 513+ views
    ABCNEWS | October 11, 2002 | John Stossel
    No column again this week ... Barbara went to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro. Cuba and Castro will be the focus of the entire hour.Here are some comments about last Friday's story on Defense Department credit cards: "I'm a government employee and one whom several years ago I was thrilled to get this gov. credit card since I couldn't get one of my own. They told you it was absolutely for gov. spending when traveling, and if you tried to use it for anything other than food & gas it wouldn't go through. Then they changed companies to the one...
  • DFU SONG: Baby Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me (FReepers please stop pinging me) 5-4-02

    05/04/2002 9:31:49 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 457+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 5-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BABY BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME When it is time for catching up on the news…to FreeRepublic's where I go But there's something annoying, my friends…I am sure that you all know And as I'm looking through my posts, I'm getting p*ssed I am showing up on everybody's list Fellow FReepers, please stop pinging me Good grief, friends, this is lunacy Fellow FReepers, please stop pinging me I am pleading, will you set me free? I am asking you with all due respect…I do it in a pleasant voice When I'm reading to keep myself informed…the...