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  • Looking for a good book for the Year of Mercy? Read Lord of the Rings

    04/27/2016 4:25:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Anderson
    In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis wants the faithful to recognize God’s mercy toward each individual soul, and then in turn to show increased mercy toward one another. In his bull proclaiming the Jubilee, our Holy Father affirms “we are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us. Pardoning offences becomes the clearest expression of merciful love, and for us Christians it is an imperative from which we cannot excuse ourselves.” Mercy can, however, seem rather abstract to us; the imagination may need some prodding. Few books provide a better depiction of mercy...
  • Turkish Court to Decide if Comparing Erdogan to 'Lord of the Rings' Character 'Gollum' is a Crime

    12/02/2015 12:27:51 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies ^ | December 02, 2015 |
    Turkish court to decide if comparing Erdogan to 'Rings' character Gollum a crime It can't be flattering to be compared to "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum, but a Turkish court is trying to determine if it is a crime. A doctor who likened President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the pasty, cave-dwelling creature is facing up to two years in prison in Turkey, where insulting the president is a crime, reports said Wednesday. Bilgin Ciftci is accused of sharing images of the two, but it is up to a court to determine whether a comparison to the muttering, gangrel creature...
  • Turkey: Gollum experts to decide if Erdogan was insulted

    12/01/2015 11:30:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/15 | Ari yashar
    Turkey once again showed it can't take a joke, as a Turkish court ordered a panel of experts to assess the character of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings - to decide whether a doctor who compared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the figure should be jailed. Dr. Bilgin Ciftci of Aydin is accused of "insulting" Erdogan by posting images online comically comparing Erdogan and Gollum, the fantasy creature with a personality split between good and evil who became a fan favorite for pining over the One Ring - better known as "my precious." The experts will determine whether...
  • "Germany is dominating Europe" NIgel Farage in the EU parliament

    11/16/2011 12:43:59 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 November 2011 | N Farage
    In Europe things are getting uglier and uglier. The economy is in a free fall and the EU will try to use the crisis for yet another power grab, reducing our national democracies to nought. In the toy parliament, the democratic fig leaf of the European Union, only one man is speaking for the peoples: Nigel Farage.
  • James Carville: Why Rick Perry's Presidential Bid is Toast

    10/30/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2011
    When Rick Perry announced he was running for president back on August 13, to tell you the truth I got a little excited. Now I know what you're thinking -- James you are a big Democrat, why on earth would you be excited about Perry running for president? This was my thinking: Perry would get in and he would be a major force. He was the bona fide conservative complete with a pedigree to take on Romney. With the way things are shaping up now, the convention planners might be more inclined to take a motivational speaker. Hey Rick --...
  • McCain Knocks Toomey As "Terrible Obstructionist" On Senate Floor

    07/31/2011 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Third Person · 89 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8-1-2011 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. John McCain, Republican of Arizona, specifically ripped a member of his own party, as well as the tea party conservatives, on the Senate floor this afternoon. Here's what he said: I came to the floor a couple of days ago and made that comment, and the Senator from Illinois (Durbin) and I are in agreement, point number one. you can prioritize -- I think the Senator and every economist I know literally would agree. You can prioritize for awhile where you want what remaining money is left, but the message you send to the world, not just our markets...
  • Hustler pornographer admires Obama family, disdains Palin for not having abortion

    05/31/2011 1:46:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | May 30, 2011 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Larry Flynt, with bodyguard Frank Torres, in his gold wheelchair SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2011 ( – Pornographer Larry Flynt, 69, is wheel-chair bound and speaking with difficulty but remains unrepentant.  In a recent interview, Flynt admired the Obama family while showing great disdain for Sarah Palin, especially in that she did not abort her Down’s Syndrome child. “Sarah Palin is the dumbest thing,” Flynt told Johann Hari of London’s Independent newspaper.  “She did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down’s Syndrome. It’s brain dead....
  • Fascism begins: Obama to "require" community service from all students.

    11/06/2008 7:37:02 PM PST · by Ozob · 275 replies · 12,400+ views
    "The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nations challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by...
  • Second Teaser for The Hunt for Gollum Released

    08/09/2008 7:05:37 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 19 replies · 4,726+ views ^ | Aug 3, 2008 | Calisuri
    August 3rd, 2008 by Calisuri | Source: The Hunt for Gollum | Discuss If you havent heard of it yet, you will want to check out the non-profit collaborative short film being produced by writer/director Chris Bouchard - The Hunt for Gollum. Like the name suggests, this short film is a prequel to The Lord Of The Rings, set in Middle Earth and depicts events leading up to the Fellowship of the Ring. The story follows the Heir of Isildur as he sets out to find the creature Gollum. Mr. Bouchard has just released the second trailer for the film...
  • I love the parts where legoes was in. [sic]

    12/05/2006 6:39:15 AM PST · by Country_gurl_07 · 107 replies · 4,032+ views
    okay i have to things
  • Zep Eternal: Why Is Led Zeppelin Still Popular?

    08/17/2006 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 39 replies · 704+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 28 | Brian Hiatt
    Thirty-seven years after Led Zeppelin's debut, their albums continue to sell in the millions, while their music inspires everyone from Aussie metalheads to Nashville punks The studded leather bracelets and Napoleon Dynamite merchandise at Hot Topic target customers between the ages of fourteen and twenty-twokids who weren't born when Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980. Nonetheless, the all-time top-selling band T-shirt at the chain's 700-plus mall stores is Zep's Swan Song teethe one bearing the image of a naked, winged Apollo. "It's not like with the CBGB or Ramones T-shirts, where it was a fashion trend," says Cindy Levitt, vice...
  • The Difference Between Fallen Angels, Demons, Aliens, Jedi, and the Watchers

    05/12/2006 8:24:27 PM PDT · by restornu · 121 replies · 31,935+ views
    The Watcher Files ^ | By Sherry Shriner
    In these last days, the Bible says it will be a time of mass hybridization and the mixture and corruption of human DNA by fallen angels, also known as "Aliens." The government is and has been, conditioning the existence of aliens through Hollywood, science fiction, cartoons, and other sources. However, they are not telling you the whole truth. These Aliens are not ascended masters, or enlightened ones, or beings from galaxies millions of miles away, nor are they our forefathers or original creators. They are fallen angels who were kicked out of heaven for their rebellion against the headship...
  • Gollum The Lazy Vulture Who Had To Go To Flying School

    11/30/2005 5:42:19 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 573+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-1-2005 | Stewart Payne
    Gollum the lazy vulture who had to go to flying school By Stewart Payne (Filed: 01/12/2005) Gollum the idle vulture had no reason to fly. His meals were delivered by hand, so for four years he has simply furled his mighty 6ft wingsand hopped everywhere. Chocks away: but Gollum still cannot get off the ground Until yesterday, that is. In what might seem a rather dramatic attempt to make him to do what should have come naturally, his owner took him to a vertical wind tunnel in the hope that a powerful blast of air might awaken a dormant instinct....
  • ZOT: The Right Must Be Terribly Afraid (Vanity, and My Official Goodbye From FR).

    07/19/2005 1:00:28 AM PDT · by Dambuster · 31 replies · 1,074+ views
    Pat The Postman
    To the happy few who may read this...I used to post here as Pat The Postman. Never insulted anyone. Just presented facts. Paid respect to everyone. Yesterday I participated in a highly interesting thread about the War On Iraq/Terrorism. Today I posted a link to an official report from the UK from the Chatham House, a deeply respected think tank, held in high esteem all over the world. And what happened? Well, all my posts were removed, and the thread about the Chatham House report was pulled within a minute. This is interesting. What's the matter? There is but one...
  • Kerry as President Gollum

    10/15/2004 5:58:31 PM PDT · by Imnotalib · 24 replies · 855+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | October 15, 2004 | David Miles
    PRESIDENT GOLLUM Bush made an excellent point today when he said that Kerry could debate himself for 90 minutes. Does Kerry in fact stand in front of a mirror arguing with himself about policy or does he look into a pond (like Gollum in Return of the King) and have a frenzied argument about his positions? Gollum Kerry: Its ours it is. We wants it, we needs it, we must have the White House. Smeagol Kerry: No, they know, they suspects us. That Karl Rove is always watching me with his eyeses. Gollum Kerry: Then we stabs them out and...
  • The CBS Eye and The Dark Tower Falls (Pic)

    09/18/2004 6:56:31 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 62 replies · 3,226+ views
    Hugh ^ | September 18, 2004 | "SpikeMike" Jejja and "Zoot" Stewart
  • Assault injuries leave man in familys care

    08/14/2004 5:01:31 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies · 959+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 14 August 2004 | MICHELLE WASHINGTON
    Assault injuries leave man in familys care By MICHELLE WASHINGTON, The Virginian-Pilot August 14, 2004 Last updated: 1:20 AM Martha and Nathan Connor, right, quiz their son, Rick Ronk, about what day it is in their home in Newport News. Ricks short-term memory was damaged in January when he was beaten at a Norfolk bus stop. chris tyree photos/the virginian-pilot A tear runs down the cheek of 18-year-old attacker Marvin Hatcher as he listens to his mothers testimony during his sentencing hearing Friday. NORFOLK Since the beating, family conversations at Rick Ronks house have taken the tone of...
  • Man Behind The Pledge Of Allegiance Now A Member Of The State Bar Of California And Suing Christians

    11/17/2003 4:07:43 PM PST · by ranair34 · 24 replies · 390+ views ^ | 11/18/03 | Reverend Austin Miles
    Bush Country just received a rather disturbing email from one of our regular site visitors, Reverend Austin Miles. In it, Rev Miles discloses that Michael Newdow (the atheist behind the Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit) is now a member of the State Bar of California and is apparently using that authority as an officer of the court to not only further his atheistic agenda but to harass Christians as well. Bush Country ask that you forward this information to major media outlets and those on your email list, so they can report on what is going on. Here are the...
  • You Repugnicans are so Stupid [AM says: This is a ripe one!!!]

    10/08/2003 5:23:51 AM PDT · by 100 days to recall2 · 729 replies · 1,447+ views
    So you think you accomplished something by stealing another election and putting that dummy goon "Ahhnuld" in as Governor. Well he's an idiot just like that other installed resident George (imbecile) W. Bush. The reason California's economy is so bad is the fault of the white house resident and his moronic economic policies. Also, his Enron buddies screwed California with the energy contracts. So after Ahhnie screws California royally and the nation sees what corrupt fools W and the repuggies are, the Democrats will take control of the nation again for 40 years. Hasta La Vista baybee
  • Caption Yossel the Gollem

    01/16/2003 5:44:48 PM PST · by Alouette · 18 replies · 318+ views
    Clipart Gallery ^ | Jan. 16, 2003 | Alouette
  • Gollum's Song (hankie-alert)

    11/27/2002 6:58:23 AM PST · by BibChr · 50 replies · 1,504+ views
    Lord of the Rings ^ | n.d. | Howard Shore
    The link above contains "Gollum's Song," from the upcoming movie "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." I'm on my second listen-through. This is a tearful song; I can only imagine the movie's context. Dan
  • [Lord Of The Rings] Oscar hopeful Serkis 'Towers' over CGI brethren [Gollum seeks *precious* Oscar]

    11/25/2002 1:23:16 PM PST · by JameRetief · 16 replies · 294+ views
    Variety ^ | Nov. 21, 2002 | MICHAEL FLEMING
    Oscar hopeful Serkis 'Towers' over CGI brethren As Gollum in 'Rings' sequel, thesp puts his lifeblood into a central figure By MICHAEL FLEMING Andy Serkis did yeoman cyber-work as Gollum in 'The Lords of the Rings: The Two Towers.' There was never any Oscar buzz for the performances of Jar Jar Binks or Dobby, but New Line is hoping that Gollum will be up for an acting Academy Award in March.Andy Serkis is the British actor who performs the centerpiece role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's second installment of the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Only you might...