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  • Why Liberals Need to Look Down on Conservatives

    01/09/2018 6:08:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies ^ | Selwyn Duke
    A common theme among progressives is that conservatives aren't just wrong; they're dumb. Reagan was dumb. G.W. Bush was dumb. Trump is dumb. "Knuckle-dragger," "mouth-breather," "stupid," and "uncultured" are typical pejoratives hurled at conservatives, who apparently tend to live in trailer parks, require dental care, handle snakes, and marry first cousins. Why, I had a liberal actor (excuse the redundancy) tell me once that I wasn't necessarily bad, just not as "evolved" as he was. (I had a great retort at the ready, but I decided just to lash him with my tail instead.) The reason for this arrogance isn't...
  • Anonymous donor offers to pay for new church building in Sutherland Springs following massacre

    11/10/2017 10:59:49 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2017 | Jana. J. Pruet
    The pastor of the tiny Texas church where a madman massacred 26 people and wounded 24 last Sunday wants the building torn down.“The pastor expressed his desire that perhaps the best way forward is to have the church demolished and replaced with a prayer garden,” Southern Baptist Convention spokesman Roger “Sing” Oldham, told USA Today.The Southern Baptist Convention’s president and CEO of the executive committee, Frank Page, and SBC President Steve Gaines confirmed the church will be razed, Religion News Service reported. The decision came after meeting with the Sutherland Springs pastor Frank Pomeroy, whose 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, was killed during the...
  • Pondering the Collection Basket in an Age of Electronic Giving

    06/06/2016 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-05-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering the Collection Basket in an Age of Electronic Giving Msgr. Charles Pope • June 5, 2016 • New financial realities and mechanisms raise questions for the traditional collection and offertory procedures at Mass. For as far back as most of us can remember, the “collection” has always taken place after the Creed and Intercessory prayers. A basket is passed and people drop in cash or a check, often inside an envelope. It is often brought up along with the bread and wine as an actual offering to the Lord and His Church.But the problem is that cash, and...
  • Jimmy Kimmels Moving Story Shows Why Private Charity Trumps Government

    05/05/2017 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 4, 2017 | Beverly Hallberg
    In his emotional monologue a few nights ago, Jimmy Kimmel told us a heartbreaking story with a happy ending.His newborn son, Billy, was diagnosed with a heart disease and underwent immediate surgery—which thankfully was successful.Millions have since watched and sympathized with the comedian and his family—crying when he cried, rejoicing when he rejoiced.No one ever wants that diagnosis to be their story. It’s scary, especially when you consider that a solution comes in the form of open heart surgery on the tiniest of chest cavities.Kimmel was right to praise the doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai Hospital and the Children’s...
  • I'm Giving Up; Well Not Quite Yet

    04/20/2016 5:17:35 PM PDT · by grumpa · 87 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | April 20, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    A very good friend of mine, who is a die-hard Republican told me today after New York: Lets just get this over and nominate Trump, so I can once-for-all give up on the Republican Party. I responded that we shouldn't give up hope just yet. If we can get through next week, Cruz will have a great May heading into the convention. There is at least an even chance that Trump will be short of 1237 on the first ballot. And watch this really historic and inspiring speech by Ted Cruz: This compares to Trumps speeches, which go something...
  • The IRS's Plan to Chill Charitable Giving

    11/22/2015 8:05:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | November 21, 2015 | Logan Albright
    Don’t you love donating to causes you believe in? Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that contributing to a worthy cause? And don’t you especially love that you can support whatever organization you choose anonymously? That last one is especially important given the news over the last few years that the IRS has been targeting conservatives with audits and denial of tax-free status for nakedly political reasons. Well, if the IRS has their way, this may be a luxury that will soon go the way of the dinosaur. A new rule is proposing that non-profit organizations collect...
  • Does the Bible Actually Say Believers Should Give 20 Percent Instead of 10 Percent?

    09/07/2015 9:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    An Israeli rabbi who recently authored a book on charity has argued that the Bible actually calls on people to give 20 percent in charity rather than a 10 percent tithe. Shneor Cohen, a 27-year-old ordained rabbi, has argued that a commonly cited justification for giving 10 percent may actually be 20 percent. "Cohen, an ordained rabbi, said that the sages of the Talmud pointed to Deuteronomy 14:22, which states: 'Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.' The verse is often cited as the biblical basis for tithing one's income," reported The...
  • Are You a Bad Person if You Give to the Homeless?

    10/08/2014 8:45:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/08/2014 | Robert Wargas
    A few weeks ago, I was in New York City to meet someone for drinks, and got on the subway at 34th and 7th to head downtown. I dislike the New York subway for many reasons. It is the only such system in a major Western city to look as if it had been swapped with the metro of a third-world backwater. Pick any otherwise dodgy country on Earth, and chances are the subway of its capital city is a gleaming tube with smooth rolling stock and palatial stations. Not New York. The trains lurch between filthy platforms like...
  • It's End of the Month Payday. Quit Putting Freep-a-Thon Off and Give. You Know You Will, Anyway

    07/30/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Vanity | 30 July 2014 | Xzins
    Let's not beat around the bush. You give to Free Republic. But you wait....and wait....and in the 2nd month you pull the trigger. Then you feel better, because when it comes down to it you understand the value of Free Republic. It is the lone conservative voice out there that gives average Joes like us a voice to combat the BS of the media, the politicians, and the robots. The election is upon us...3 short months away, give or take a few days. The early days of the campaigns are important days. We all know it. Obama has gone into...
  • Inverted Morality

    11/03/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 3 replies ^ | Oct. 30 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Inverted Morality Dinesh DSouza recently debated Michael Shermer at Oregon State University. The debate topic was, Is Christianity Good for American Politics. DSouza is an author, educator and, most recently, the creator of the movie, 2016: Obamas America. Shermer is the founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine. This short clip conveys two very important points about morality and political philosophy. Dinesh has the same ability that Milton Friedman had to clearly explain complex ideas. Compulsion removes the virtue from human interactions. Free choice is a pre-requisite of moral action. Dinesh make good use of the wagon analogy. There are people...
  • Mitt Romney, Friend in Need

    09/18/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Red State ^ | September 17, 2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    The Obama campaign has spent months laboring to get this election to be about anything but the president’s record and the candidates’ policy proposals. As often happens in campaigns, this requires painting caricatures with no connection to the facts. The Obama camp has worked hard to make Mitt Romney out as a bad, unfeeling, cold-hearted rich guy who only cares about his own bottom line. Romney himself hasn’t helped the matter by being such a stiff, tin-eared speaker who actually looks and sounds like a walking stereotype; political communication is not among his skills. But the reality is that Romney’s...
  • Are taxes and charity equitable?

    08/19/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    Are taxes a form of charitable donation? Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney seemed to suggest that he might think so last week, when he responded to questions about how much he pays in taxes by suggesting that people should take into account his total contributions to the government and charities. The comment was a quick one a by-golly insistence that despite paying a relatively low tax rate on his vast income, the millions he has given to charity show that hes not a greedy guy. But experts who research public attitudes on philanthropy on both sides of the political...
  • Giving!

    06/06/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | God-inspired
    Make a joyful noise
  • Homeless man had little, gave much (Supported two Senegalese kids)

    12/25/2011 11:21:40 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | Dec. 25, 2011 | Guy Kovner
    Kevin Christopher Fitzgerald's life ended Saturday night on the cold asphalt of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa when the 57-year-old homeless man walked into the path of a southbound pickup truck. The driver, traveling at 65 mph, swerved and tried to brake, but had no chance to miss Fitzgerald, the CHP said. The man had lived on the streets and been to local hospitals so often in the last 25 years that paramedics immediately recognized him. Fitzgerald, the fifth homeless pedestrian killed by a vehicle this year in Santa Rosa, carried a secret that stunned most people who'd known the...
  • The True Nature Of Giving

    12/19/2011 5:57:40 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-19-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Created for OMG! For America

    12/13/2011 3:59:22 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 5 replies
    Self | December 13, 2011 | Conservative Vermont Vet
    A Christmas Jar is a pickle jar, peanut butter jar, Mason jar or whatever else you have around to collect your spare change each day. All coins are dedicated to the jar, and during the week before Christmas you carefully select someone to give it to anonymously. Was a neighbor laid off? Is a coworker struggling with health problems? Has a friend lost a loved one? Simply put your jar on their porch, in their car, on their desk--wherever--and you could change their life for good!
  • Matthew 6 tells us how to "Give" and how to "Pray".

    04/01/2011 6:53:44 PM PDT · by Davidlion · 9 replies
    Antinomianism and The New Covenant ^ | 3/29/2011 | Gart O'toole
    Matthew 6:1 Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be...
  • North Dakota Catholics Told Not to Donate to Groups

    03/17/2011 6:44:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Bishops advise against charitable gifts to groups they say support abortion, stem cell research or contraception The two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer workThe two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer work. Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese released a joint document Guidelines on...
  • Pottsboro church wonders, What will God do next?

    02/14/2011 12:44:09 PM PST · by wmfights · 18 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | February 10, 2011 | George Henson
    POTTSBOROExcitement grips the congregation at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboronot only because a huge debt has been paid, but also due to expectation of Gods next blessing. When Pastor Bobby Hancock came to lead the congregation three years ago, the church owed $900,000 on a recreation building built in 2004. Were just a small church in a small community. We knew we wanted to shed that debt as quickly as possibly, but we were limited in our resources, Hancock said. Still, through the sacrificial giving of many in the congregation, the debt had been pared to $450,000 by last October....
  • Bill Clintons German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly larger than previously thought or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at over $10 million. A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of close...