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  • President Obama still smoking? Doctor's note may be smoking gun

    02/28/2010 12:11:55 PM PST · by rface · 37 replies · 2,041+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2.28.10 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama's doctors hinted Sunday that he still might be sneaking smokes when Michelle and the kids aren't around to yell at him. ... Obama's routine physical at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center found him in "excellent health" and "fit for duty" but the docs also included a cryptic recommendation that he "continue smoking cessation efforts." Obama should continue his "nicotine replacement therapy - self-use (gum or the patch)," the doctor said.
  • 3-legged dog wins 1st place in NYC shelter contest (Heart-warming Pitbull Story)

    02/15/2010 9:05:59 PM PST · by Porterville · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/13/2009 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — A three-legged pitbull mix that played in a game of doggie baseball has won "Best in Show" at a talent competition held by one of New York City's largest animal shelters. Nine dogs competed in Friday's contest at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But it was Prince who impressed the judging panel the most with his feat of catching three baseballs.
  • Susan Molinari Rules Out Senate Run [vs. Gillibrand, NY]

    01/11/2010 1:00:15 PM PST · by StatenIsland · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Staten Island Advance ^ | 1/11/10 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Citing responsibilities as a parent and a professional, former Rep. Susan Molinari announced today she would not challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November. Said Ms. Molinari in a press release: "Over the past week, I've taken the counsel of friends, family and New York political and civic leaders about seeking election to the United States Senate. These are challenging times for our country and returning to public service to address issues like the economy and terrorism would be a great honor. "After much reflection, it is clear that a statewide race this year is...
  • Rush Limbaugh is in 'good, stable condition' in hospital after chest pains

    12/31/2009 6:44:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies · 3,175+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/31/09 | Michael Saul
    Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh remained in "good, stable condition" Thursday after he was admitted to a Hawaii hospital for chest pains. Limbaugh's guest host Walter Williams told listeners the talk radio king "continues to rest very comfortably" at a Honolulu hospital, where doctors planned a complete medical exam.
  • Apparent home invader shot to death by homeowner(FL)

    11/12/2009 7:26:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 650+ views ^ | 12 November, 2009 | Bob Hazen
    A 25-year-old man was shot to death on Orlando's west side while apparently trying to break into a home. WDBO's sister station, Channel 9 Eyewitness News, is identifying the dead suspect as Mark Clark. He was found outside the front door of 5369 Botany Court, near Kirkman Road, around 7:30 Wednesday night. The Orlando Police Department has not provided any details other than that they're working a death investigation. The homeowner's mother said her daughter heard three men trying to break into the house and opened fire. The other two suspects ran away.
  • Lieberman Announces Senate Investigation Into Fort Hood Shooting

    11/09/2009 4:25:21 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 36 replies · 926+ views ^ | 11/8/09 | unknown
    Lieberman Announces Senate Investigation Into Fort Hood Shooting The Independent Democrat, who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said there were 'strong warning signs' that the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was an 'Islamist extremist.' print email share recommend (15) 2009 AP Nov. 5: Emergency personnel transport an unidentified soldier from the Soldier Readiness Center following a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. Sen. Joe Lieberman announced Sunday that he intends to lead a congressional investigation into the mass shooting at Fort Hood, saying the attack could qualify as a "terrorist act" rooted in Islamic radicalism...
  • Tolerance Gone Wild

    10/20/2009 7:03:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,213+ views ^ | October 20, 2009 | Rebecca Hagelin
    "Of course I dislike the Nazis. But who is to say they're morally wrong?" The shocking statement was made by a college student in New York, as documented by author Kerby Anderson in a much-needed book, "Christian Ethics in Plain Language". The professor of the class, Anderson reports, "....said that he has never met a student who denied the Holocaust happened. But he also reported that 10 to 20 percent of his students cannot bring themselves to say that killing millions of people is wrong." This is certainly an indictment of how modern society has made a false religion out...
  • Gay' sex morally good, says Obama pick- Tapped to head Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    10/05/2009 12:58:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,659+ views
    WND ^ | 10/5/09 | staff
    "Gay" sex is morally good and is as "wonderful" as heterosexual relations, according to Chai Feldblum, President Obama's nominee to become commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "Gay sex is morally good," she said. "Now you may think that might be a little crazy to go out there and say gay sex is good. But think a second. Society definitely believes that heterosexual sex is good. Right. Heterosexual sex within a certain framework – marriage – I mean, you can't get more dewy-eyed and romantic in this society about how wonderful that is."
  • Parent upset by film shown in daughter's class... (daughter scared from viewing "Fitna")

    09/22/2009 11:53:04 AM PDT · by AngryCapitalist · 86 replies · 2,791+ views
    WHAS11 ^ | 9-22-09 | AP
    SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- A Somerset parent is upset because of a short film shown to his daughter's class at Pulaski County High School. Bill Cruey told WYMT-TV in Hazard the film "Fitna" blamed the Islam religion for the 9-11 attacks on the United States. The film was shown on Sept. 11. Cruey said his daughter is receiving counseling and has been pulled from the class after seeing images of beheadings, children being injured and dead bodies interspersed with readings from the Koran. The film is by Dutch anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders. Pulaski County Superintendent Tim Eaton says the presentation...
  • US national debt has its good side

    08/16/2009 11:25:42 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 26 replies · 1,016+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 16, 2009 | DAVID REAUME
    Alaskans should care about the national debt and the deficits that keep it growing because if it is mismanaged, Alaska may catch a cold from lower oil prices, reduced tourism and higher interest rates. But neither Alaskans nor other Americans need to fear the national debt as if it were some sort of looming catastrophe threatening us, our children and our grandchildren. Most fear of the national debt is unfounded and more of a threat than the debt itself. Here is why. The national debt will never be paid off and should never be paid off. The notion that the...
  • Face of Defense: Reservist Spreads Word of Military Good

    07/27/2009 4:42:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 156+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle, USAF
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 27, 2009 – Tech Sgt. Alyson Angeles-Kimbrell has found in the Air Force Reserve a way to make a big difference in her life and that of many others. Air Force Tech Sgt. Alyson Angeles-Kimbrell spoke at the 2009 League of United Latin American Citizens convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 20, 2009. Angeles-Kimbrell has helped herself and many others through the Air Force Reserve. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Angeles-Kimbrell was here earlier this month to attend the 2009 League of United Latin American Citizens convention on a quest to...
  • Knowledge of the nature of good and evil the fredom to choose

    06/27/2009 10:59:23 AM PDT · by freedomnsm · 5 replies · 300+ views ^ | 01/06/2003 | N. Scott Mills
    The laws of nature are survival of the fittest, and of adapting to the surrounding environment, and human beings are better at adapting than any other species on earth. The laws of God and of humankind however have to do with the knowledge of the nature of good and evil.
  • Tom Brown's School Days 1940 pt 1 come enjoy Watch

    06/15/2009 8:38:57 AM PDT · by restornu · 7 replies · 420+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1940 | Thomas Hughes
    Tom Brown's School Days 1940 pt 1 follow numerically come enjoy Watch in the days gone by when it was in the souls of many to champion good over bad! 1940 - Tom Brown's School Days Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, and Jimmy Lydon "Tom Brown's School Days" is a 1940 coming-of-age drama film about a teenage boy's experiences at Rugby School in the nineteenth century under the revolutionary headmastership of Thomas Arnold. It stars Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, and Jimmy Lydon in the title role. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Hughes. Cast...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    06/03/2009 3:53:58 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 20 replies · 446+ views ^ | 6/3/09 | JXB7076
    During the recent presidential election we heard the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talked about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wondered exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could it be the days of our slave-holding forefathers? Perhaps they want to take us back to the glorious war that...
  • Cat Tabby

    05/01/2009 10:58:42 AM PDT · by Revski · 12 replies · 586+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/01/09 | Revski
    The red tabby cat in this video is a good listener!
  • Australia must boost military to deal with China

    04/18/2009 4:12:54 AM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 550+ views
    afp ^ | 4/18/09 | afp
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Australia must boost defence spending to give its military the hardware to deal with strategic challenges presented by China's rise as a global superpower, an influential think tank has warned. China's growth meant the US, Australia's main military ally, would lose its dominant position in Asia in coming decades, creating uncertainty and a higher risk of conflict, the Lowy Institute for International Policy said.
  • Tsvangirai believes fatal crash was deliberate (Zimbabwecide)

    03/07/2009 11:25:42 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 5 replies · 468+ views
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- Zimbabwe's prime minister believes the driver of the truck that struck his car, killing his wife, deliberately drove toward them, his party told CNN. Morgan Tsvangirai left a hospital Saturday, a day after his wife, Susan, was killed in the collision, officials said. A ball cap covered Tsvangirai's bandaged head. The couple, who were married in 1978, have six children. The crash happened on a two-lane highway between Tsvangirai's hometown, Buhera, and the capital, Harare. It comes only weeks after the start of a power-sharing agreement between Tsvangirai and his political rival, President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai's...
  • Good Riddance, Yucca Mountain

    03/04/2009 2:41:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1,304+ views
    Slate ^ | 3/3/09 | Timothy Noah
    Obama pulls the plug on the nuclear industry's last best hope. We've seen a lot of hyperbole lately about the significance of a presidency that's all of six weeks old. I hesitate to add to it. But the following statement happens to be the literal truth. The ramifications of the 2008 presidential election will be felt for 1 million years. One million years is a long time. A million years ago, Homo erectus (who looked like this, not this) was getting ready to invent the hand axe and discover fire. Yet 1 million years is the length of time that...
  • Judaism And Warfare (Steven Plaut Sets Straight The Jewish Understanding Of Just War Alert)

    01/21/2009 2:31:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 433+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 1/21/2009 | Steven Plaut
    Judaism And Warfare , Steven Plaut Dear Dr. H: You write about how Judaism is devoted to the pursuit of peace. You bring assorted citations from the Bible and Psalms about how nice peace can be. You emphasize that Judaism grants peace priority over competing goals. You find biblical quote after biblical quote about how good peace is. You then conclude that Israel is behaving in a manner that contradicts Jewish tradition when it wars against Hamas barbarism and Gaza terror. Israel must pursue "negotiations" with Hamas, you insist, citing the biblical desire for peace as the over-riding consideration. That...
  • Thousands Mourn Fallen Victims In Central Israel Ceremony (Funeral At Kfar Chabad Alert)

    12/02/2008 8:09:06 AM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 495+ views ^ | 12/02/2008 | Joshua Runyan
    A memorial ceremony for Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg took place Tuesday afternoon in Kfar Chabad, Israel. (Photo: Tamar Runyan) Thousands of people are reciting Psalms in Kfar Chabad, Israel, where the memorial service has just begun for Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, the directors of the Chabad-Lubavitch center in Mumbai, Israel, attacked by terrorists last week. Their burial will take place afterwards at Jerusalem's Mount of Olives cemetery. A delegation of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from around the world flew in for the ceremony. Rabbi Naftali Lipskar, from the Chabad-Lubavitch Youth Organization, mourned the victims as members of the extended...
  • The Rabbi And The Terrorists (Why The Murder Of Jews In Mumbai Isn't A Merely Jewish Problem Alert)

    12/01/2008 9:59:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 1,086+ views ^ | 12/02/2008 | Dennis Prager
    It was obvious to observers around the world that one of the designated targets of the Pakistani Islamist terrorists was the Mumbai Chabad House, the one Jewish center in Mumbai. The 10 Islamic terrorists who came from Pakistan to India chose their targets with great care. If one assumes that the terrorists primary goals were to destabilize India, weaken growing Indian-Pakistani cooperation in fighting terrorism, and greatly increase Indian-Pakistani tension, hopefully to the point of military war between the two countries, every one of the targets made strategic sense. Slaughtering as many people as possible in Indias major economic center,...
  • A Day Of Mourning (Naomi Ragen's Thoughts On The Mumbai Massacre Alert)

    12/01/2008 7:21:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 978+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 12/01/2008 | Naomi Ragen
    After days of prayer and fear among Jews and good people everywhere, the horrible reality of the Islamic terrorist rampage in Mumbai was revealed in all its obscene and mindless savagery when members of Zaka entered the Chabad compound. Perhaps it is impossible for the average human being to understand the depth of evil represented by Muslim extremists. As an eyewitness told Ynet, the sight was unbearable even to the practiced eyes of those whose job it is to deal with the aftermath of murderous terror attacks: "The place was totally destroyed. Live grenades were all over the floor. Torah...
  • Love The Victims, Loathe The Killers (Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On The Mumbai Massacre Alert)

    12/01/2008 6:40:04 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 815+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/01/2008 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    All terrorism is monstrous, but the murder of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg by "religious Islamic extremists" stands out for its unspeakable infamy. The deliberate targeting of a small Jewish center and its married young directors, whose only purpose it was to provide for the religious needs of a community and feed travelers, proves that those who perpetrated this crime are bereft not only of even a hint of humanity, but every shred of faith as well. The world's most aggressive atheists are more religious than these spiritual charlatans and pious frauds. When Osama bin Laden, whose beard masks the...
  • Good Samaritans chase down robbery suspect in Pleasanton

    12/01/2008 5:46:18 PM PST · by pasr · 9 replies · 491+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 12-01-08 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (12-01) 14:17 PST PLEASANTON -- Be in good shape, purse-snatchers, because the police and Good Samaritans might outrun you if you're not fast enough. A robbery suspect at the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton learned his lesson the hard way today when his escape plan fell flat, police said. The incident began at 9 a.m. when a woman leaving the mall near the Fresh Choice restaurant had her purse snatched, police Lt. Mike Elerick said. The woman was thrown to the ground. Two bystanders chased the suspect toward Stoneridge Mall Road and caught up with him as he tried to escape...
  • Is GM and the U. S. Auto Industry a Good Investment?

    11/17/2008 8:20:55 AM PST · by Candybar · 20 replies · 1,017+ views
    Would Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Obama and his motley crew invest THEIR OWN MONEY (if they could) in the auto industry? The answer would be a RESOUNDING NO. Let's look at a few facts thanks to John Hinderaker of the Powerline Blog and Paul B. Samuelson, courtesy of the Washington Post Co.: ### The market cap for GM, Ford, and Chrysler is approximately $7 billion. ### Ford has a negative book value of equity. ### GM has a huge negative net worth on a book basis of $56 billion. ### Essentially, the market is valuing the companies...
  • The Good, the Bad and Ugly

    11/12/2008 7:05:54 AM PST · by Fishface · 7 replies · 735+ views ^ | 11.10.2008 | Todd A. Carges
    Well, the election is over, and 65 million Americans chose Barack Obama to be their President despite his lack of experience, troubling associations and socialist ideals. Yes. Apparently, most Americans were willing to put these pesky details aside in order to usher in an Era of Good Feeling. Of course, I can’t help but fear that we’ve actually begun the Era of Bad Thinking. That remains to be seen, however, so in the meantime, let’s take a closer look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2008 Presidential Election. The Good Believe it or not, there is...
  • No Parking Anytime: Expatriates look fondly on U.S. but aren't coming back

    11/10/2008 11:11:16 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 36 replies · 225+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | November 10, 2008 | KERY MURAKAMI
    Of all the people who said during the past eight years that they'd had it with the United States, that they were leaving the country, these are the ones who really did move to Canada. ...snip... "In Seattle, I was pretty far to the left," Kertes recalled. In Vancouver "a lot of times I'm the most conservative person in the room. I'll say something in a group and I'll be prepared for someone to say, 'You're so radical,' but (in Vancouver), it's not considered unusual. I sort of miss feeling special in that way."
  • Goode, Perriello too close to call [House, Va. 5th District]

    11/04/2008 9:37:45 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 2 replies · 495+ views
    The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. ^ | 2008-11-05 | Brian McNeill
    A fiercely contested race between six-term U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., R-Rocky Mount, and Democrat Tom Perriello of Ivy was too close to call at press time Tuesday night. With 97.4 percent of precincts reporting, it appeared that Perriello, a 34-year-old national security consultant, and Goode, 62, were in a dead heat. Perriello had 50.11 per-cent of the vote, compared with Goode’s 49.83 per-cent. The Associated Press and CNN both projected Goode as the winner Tuesday, but Perriello took a slight lead over Goode late in the evening.
  • Run 'em Out of Town on a Rail? [Small town GOP mayor rips Good Morning America a new one]

    09/18/2008 6:24:01 AM PDT · by MatD · 56 replies · 677+ views
    Rome Daily Sentinel ^ | 9/17/2008 | MatD
    Furious over the portrayal of Rome in Tuesday’s national broadcast of "Good Morning America," Mayor James F. Brown said he’ll never watch ABC — the television show’s network — again. Cast and crew of the news program were at the Rome railroad station on Monday afternoon as part of a 50-state Whistle Stop ‘08 tour. More than 500 people turned out to meet the train and greet television personalities Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer and Cris Cuomo. Though the show’s under 2-minute segment on Rome began with praise of the city’s enthusiastic welcome, it went on to call Rome the "snow...
  • Palin Should GO on SNL and Imitate Tina Fey

    09/17/2008 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Puddleglum · 35 replies · 242+ views
    Self | 09/17/08 | Self
    Okay, instead of getting collective panties in a wad over Tina Fey's somehwat bimbo-ish impersonation of Palin, McCain's camp should ask if Palin can go on SNL and imitate Tina Fey. She could briefly sit in for Fey on the news and do an impression of her would-be counterpart. Fey herself is ripe for parody - she practically "plays herself" these days (smug + smarmy + smart), and when a personaility is that well defined, a chance for parody is ripe. It could be fun and funny, and show good sportsmanship. SNL has always been game for a little self-deprecation.
  • Which part of the West has the most of crusader mentality?

    08/29/2008 3:28:18 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 13 replies · 175+ views
    08/29/2008 | WesternCulture
    Already as a rebelling youngster of a nation, the United States of America won a forever decisive war against an oversea tyrant. However, being European, I sometimes wonder if our allies across the Atlantic fully understand what it is like having Muslims preying on us and to what degree we are prepared to safeguard the only true civilization there is. British determination (Saxxon aren't politically correct, but they just won't go away and by today there icons of classic Heavy Metal): Swedish determination - a small country, yes - but the motor of Scandinavia that (including Finland) constitutes an...
  • Ear infections make fatty food sound good

    08/21/2008 7:42:53 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 10 replies · 178+ views
    ScienceNews ^ | August 20th, 2008 | Davide Castelvecchi
    PHILADELPHIA — Childhood ear infections may not just put hearing at risk. Kids who get them may develop a strong affinity for fatty foods and could be predisposed to obesity, surveys now suggest. Researchers suspect that infections of the middle ear may alter the sense of taste by damaging a nerve that carries sensations from the tongue to the brain.
  • Absolutes, Moral Clarity, And The Great Political Divide (A Michael Medved Liberalism Primer Alert)

    08/19/2008 9:35:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 325+ views ^ | 8/20/2008 | Michael Medved
    Why do conservatives and liberals respond so differently to the current war in Georgia? The answer to that question exposes the great political divide separating left and right, Democrats and Republicans, in today’s America. The stark contrast between Barack Obama and John McCain at this weekend’s televised Civil Forum at California’s Saddleback Church further underlined the vast gulf in worldviews when it comes to injecting moral standards or arguments into politics. Conservatives approach every challenge with a determination to approach the question (as far as possible)as a choice between right and wrong, good and evil. Liberals, on the other hand,...
  • If There Is No God (Dennis Prager On The Consequences Of Secularism Alert)

    08/19/2008 2:38:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 95 replies · 711+ views ^ | 8/19/2008 | Dennis Prager
    We are constantly reminded about the destructive consequences of religion -- intolerance, hatred, division, inquisitions, persecutions of "heretics," holy wars. Though far from the whole story, they are, nevertheless, true. There have been many awful consequences of religion. What one almost never hears described are the deleterious consequences of secularism -- the terrible developments that have accompanied the breakdown of traditional religion and belief in God. For every thousand students who learn about the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, maybe two learn to associate Gulag, Auschwitz, The Cultural Revolution and the Cambodian genocide with secular regimes and ideologies....
  • Obama slams Thomas, hugs McCain

    08/16/2008 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 69+ views
    Asked his definition of "rich," McCain tossed off "$5 million," then seemed to recognize comments he had tossed off in the past that had come back to him in ads by the opposition. "I'm sure that comment will be distorted," McCain said. "The point is we want to keep people's taxes low. ... I don't want to raised anybody's taxes." McCain, who in the past has rarely talked about his captivity during the Vietnam War after he crashed as a Navy aviator, spoke of the mistreatment by guards — and of the guard he showed his faith by tracing a...
  • The True Roots of the Hatred of America Abroad

    07/17/2008 9:26:12 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 17, 2008 | Rene Guerra
    ...I then added that Pomerania had been historically disputed in all sort of wars, but that now, as the rest of Europe, was finally at peace. Instinctively realizing that this latter observation was the perfect leader of a thread for a nice political conversation, I quickly added that such current status of peace in Europe, and, relatively, in most of the world, was the result of America having become the most powerful nation on Earth ever. Bedazzled by my assertion, more in sheer disbelief than in amazement, he bluntly asked me why it was so. I rapidly quipped that wise...
  • State Court Weighs Parole For Killers (PC Idiocy In Californistan Alert)

    07/13/2008 3:05:31 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 148+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/13/2008 | Michael Rothfield
    The court is poised in coming weeks to seal Lawrence's fate, along with that of nine other convicted murderers seeking freedom. The justices are expected to answer some difficult questions: When should a killer be set free? What are the limits, if any, on the governor's power to decide? Are such factors as an inmate's prison record and age ever more significant than a horrendous crime committed decades ago? The state parole board had approved Lawrence's release four times since 1993, but three governors vetoed those decisions. Schwarzenegger blocked Lawrence's release twice before judges on the state Court of Appeal...
  • Cost of FLDS raid drowning county

    06/28/2008 12:10:24 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 295 replies · 387+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | June 28, 2006 | Caleb Chapman
    Schleicher County, home of the Yearning For Zion Ranch, doesn’t feel it should be responsible for the enormous costs of April’s raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound. Kerr County agrees. This week, Kerr County commissioners approved a resolution in support of Schleicher County that asks the state to pick up the tab on the Child Protective Services investigation against the polygamist sect. “We are asking the state to indemnify our county,” said Schleicher County judge Johnny Griffin. “Not one person from my county was involved, other than the sheriff who received the initial...
  • ust the cricket: Eating insects is good for us and for the environment, scientists claim

    06/02/2008 2:00:02 PM PDT · by givemELL · 42 replies · 148+ views ^ | June 2, 2008 | staff at
    Experts believe they could one day be marketed as a healthy alternative to fatty snacks. In most of Europe, bug-eating is largely restricted to the belated realisation that there has been an unwelcome addition to the salad. It is common elsewhere, however, with some 1,700 species of bug eaten in 113 countries. In Taiwan, stir-fried crickets or sauteed caterpillars are delicacies. A plate of maguey worms - larvae of a giant butterfly - sells for £12.50 in smart Mexican restaurants. Sago grubs wrapped in banana leaves go down well in Papua New Guinea, as does dragonfly in Bali. In many...
  • Life’s Railway to Heaven – Country Southern Gospel

    05/15/2008 10:11:26 AM PDT · by Revski · 15 replies · 846+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 5/15/08 | Revski
    I was truly blessed with a smile when I listened to this song being sung, click and enjoy.
  • Stupid Left, Satanic Left

    12/28/2002 9:13:20 AM PST · by veronica · 49 replies · 581+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 12/11/2002 | Steven Plaut
    It is impossible to understand politics in the world today without grasping the fundamental fact that there exist two different Lefts. I propose that the two be referred to by everyone as the Stupid Left and the Satanic Left. The two are very different, although they work together. People who are part of the first are simply stupid people. People who are part of the second may in fact be quite shrewd, but are evil and nefarious. There is no third type of leftist. Over time, the Stupid Left has been losing its numbers, as many Stupid Leftists either become...
  • The War on Terror Is Not a Crime

    04/25/2008 10:36:59 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 183+ views
    WSJ ^ | April 25th, 2008 | DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. and LEE A. CASEY
    Lynching lawyers, as Shakespeare once suggested, has never appealed much to the legal profession itself – literally or figuratively. But an exception apparently will be made for a group of attorneys who advised President Bush and his national security staff in the aftermath of 9/11. They've been subject to an increasingly determined campaign of public obloquy by law professors, activist lawyers and pundits. Their legal competence and ethics have been questioned. Suggestions have even been made that they can and should be held criminally responsible for "war crimes," because their legal advice supposedly led to detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib...
  • US Muslim Group Declines to Meet Pope

    04/15/2008 12:52:10 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 36 replies · 103+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 4/15/2008 | Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK - Unease with Pope Benedict XVI's approach to Islam has led a U.S. Muslim group to decline joining in an interfaith event with him later this week. Several other U.S. Muslim leaders expressed similar concerns about the pope, but pledged to participate in the Washington gathering, saying the two faiths should do everything possible to improve relations. "Our going there is more out of respect for the Catholic Church itself," said Muzammil H. Siddiqi, chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, which interprets Islamic law. "Popes come and go, but the church is there." Siddiqi, co-chairman of...
  • How Liberals Lost A Liberal (Why Many Democrats Became Republicans Alert)

    04/14/2008 10:28:26 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 174+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/15/2008 | Dennis Prager
    The Democratic Party's preoccupation with the question of when America will leave Iraq rather than with how America will win in Iraq reminds me of how and why this nearly lifelong liberal and Democrat became identified as a conservative and Republican activist. I have identified as liberal all my life. How could I not? I was raised a Jew in New York City, where I did graduate work in the social sciences at Columbia University. It is almost redundant to call a New York Jewish intellectual a liberal. In fact, I never voted for a Republican candidate for president until...
  • Cheney, Others OK'd Harsh Interrogations

    04/10/2008 6:16:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 674+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/10/8 | LARA JAKES JORDAN and PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writer
    Bush administration officials from Vice President Dick Cheney on down signed off on using harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality, The Associated Press has learned. The officials also took care to insulate President Bush from a series of meetings where CIA interrogation methods, including waterboarding, which simulates drowning, were discussed and ultimately approved. A former senior U.S. intelligence official familiar with the meetings described them Thursday to the AP to confirm details first reported by ABC News on Wednesday. The intelligence official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not...
  • Report: Teens Behind Florida YouTube Attack to Be Charged as Adults

    04/10/2008 12:52:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 117 replies · 477+ views
    fox news ^ | 4/10/2008 | fox news
    The seven Florida teens accused in the "animalistic attack" filmed for YouTube are to be tried as adults, reported Thursday. Mercades Nichols, 17, Brittini Hardcastle, 17, and Britney Mayes, 17, face charges of felonious battery, false imprisonment and kidnapping in connection with the attack. Cara Murphy, 16, Kayla Hassell, 15, April Cooper, 14, Zachary Ashley, 17, and Stephen Schumaker, 18, face charges of felonious battery and false imprisonment.
  • Video Shows S.C. Troopers Ramming Suspects

    03/25/2008 5:01:40 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 36 replies · 1,019+ views
    AP ^ | 3/25/08
    Video Shows S.C. Troopers Ramming Suspects Two Troopers Seen Hitting Suspects With Cruisers UPDATED: 3:42 pm EDT COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Federal prosecutors were reviewing two separate cases of South Carolina Highway Patrol officers using their cruisers to chase and ram fleeing suspects. Dashboard camera videos captured the incidents, along with an earlier one in which a trooper uses a racial slur. Both of the latest videos are from 2007. They were just released. One shows the cruiser striking a man who was running away. The man is sent flying into high grass on the roadside. The trooper later received a...
  • SHIRLEY JONES shines at GOOD Friday Breakfast - Lovingly highlights 9/11 Memorial

    03/23/2008 10:06:13 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 29 replies · 2,122+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 3/22/2008 | Eric Carpenter
    . NEVER FORGET . On this year's Easter Season GOOD Friday... ...SHIRLEY JONES & husband MARTY INGELS lovingly share their LOVE & most loving 9/11 Memorial. . NEVER FORGET .
  • Washington Presidential Election Washington:

    03/05/2008 5:59:53 AM PST · by OnRiver · 17 replies · 43+ views
    McCain is viewed favorably by 59% of voters in the state and unfavorably by 39%. Obama earns positive reviews from 55% and negative feedback from 43%. Clinton is viewed favorably by 44% and unfavorably by 54%. McCain leads both Democrats among unaffiliated voters in Washington. He leads Obama 44% to 41% and Clinton 49% to 35%.
  • The Holy Divide (vanity)

    02/19/2008 8:36:58 AM PST · by street_lawyer · 3 replies · 74+ views
    Believers have been saying for some time now that we are simply engaged in a spiritual battle between good and evil; not between the rich and poor, the Jews and Christians, and not even the Muslims vs. the world of infidels, as they view us. "Voters who say they go to church every week usually vote for Republicans. Those who go to church less often or not at all tend to vote Democratic. ... The divide isn't between Catholics and Protestants, Jews and Gentiles. Instead, on one side are those of many faiths who go to services, well, religiously. ... On...