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  • (NJ) Poorer school districts are less diverse than ever

    10/08/2008 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 624+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 09.21.08 | HEATHER APPEL
    While the state has seen demographic shifts in suburban school districts, the isolation and intense concentration of minority students in the 31 Abbott school districts is worse today than it was 20 years ago.  That's the basis for a "friend of the court" brief filed jointly by the New Jersey Black Issues Convention and the Hispanic Directors Association, two influential umbrella organizations. They are among nine groups challenging the state's overhaul of the school funding formula that guaranteed additional aid to the state's neediest districts. Locally, Paterson, Passaic and Garfield are classified as Abbott districts.   The court is scheduled...
  • Obama says he opposes slavery reparations, apology

    08/02/2008 5:00:44 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 49 replies · 231+ views
    My Way ^ | August 2, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders. The man with a serious chance to become the nation's first black president argues that government should instead combat the legacy of slavery by improving schools, health care and the economy for all. "I have said in the past - and I'll repeat again - that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed," the Illinois Democrat said recently. Some two...
  • One Good Thing about Obama’s Candidacy

    07/18/2008 7:18:21 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 13 replies · 106+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/18/08 | Purple Mountains
    Like most white, middle-class Americans, I was astounded, shocked and disgusted by the comments and beliefs of Reverend Wright, and, given the applause and cheers, he mirrored the beliefs of most in his congregation. I thought, “well, maybe the people in this church hate America this much, but this has to be a tiny sample of what black people think”. Then, for weeks afterward, I watched black talking head after black talking head appear on various cable news channels – some disagreeing with the Obamas and Wright, but many agreeing with them – that America is a terrible country, for...
  • The Change America Really Needs

    06/25/2008 11:41:44 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 67+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 6/25/08 | Purple Mountains
    As a retired college professor I may live in a bubble of comfort, but I realize full well that millions of Americans live in poverty and hopelessness. It is truly unfortunate that every scheme advanced by liberals over the years aimed at helping people out of poverty has failed so miserably. AFDC Welfare has created millions of fatherless children to their detriment and to the great detriment of society as a whole. AFDC should be converted into a temporary emergency program for new recipients. In my last column I discussed the total failure of the Section 8 Housing program, and...
  • Another Major Liberal Hallmark a Total Failure

    06/24/2008 5:19:08 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 7 replies · 343+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 6/24/08 | Purple Mountains
    We could write columns for the rest of our lives just enumerating the failures of programs inspired by liberals and liberal philosophy – the Great Society, the destruction of families by Welfare, affirmative action, the destruction of our public education system, forced busing, shutdown of drilling for oil and stopping the building of more nuclear plants, dealing with Islamic terrorists in the criminal justice system, etc., etc. Today I want to focus on liberal programs in the area of housing.
  • 1 in 7 Iowa Children Live in Poverty

    02/15/2008 12:39:54 PM PST · by IssuesOriented · 39 replies · 529+ views
    Ottumwa Courier ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | MARK NEWMAN
    Hunger pains — Wapello County leads the state in food assistance By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Numbers rarely tell the whole story. But when it comes to the well-being of children, decision makers need something to go on. The Child and Family Policy Center, a not-for-profit agency based in Des Moines, recently issued its “Iowa Kids Count” report — information collected from every county in Iowa to show the trends affecting children, from infant deaths to high school graduation rates . “Currently, one in seven children in Iowa lives in poverty and one in three is eligible...
  • Housing changes begin to unravel Katrina victims' lives

    12/20/2007 10:19:10 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 22 replies · 106+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-20-07 | LESLIE CASIMIR
    On a rainy afternoon two days before Thanksgiving, Dawn Haynes was driving when she spotted the family of five sitting on the steps of Gospel Baptist Church. Three adults and two children were huddled under an awning, clutching luggage and looking lost. Mystified, she stopped her car. They told her they were former New Orleanians and that the family had been evicted from its northwest Houston apartment after losing federal housing assistance. Haynes was shocked. ''I haven't thought about the people from Hurricane Katrina being homeless before, until I came across this family," said Haynes, who lives in Acres Homes...
  • Fixing Social Security The FDR Way

    11/26/2007 3:00:11 PM PST · by Delacon · 59 replies · 94+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 26, 2007 | Amity Shlaes
    Older Americans tend to think of Social Security as something we ought to be able to afford. Indeed, many seniors tell themselves that when Washington pours extra cash into the New Deal pension program, the action is something like investing in a new Volvo. The purchase may look extravagant but is, in reality, deliciously necessary. This attitude is also held by some of our most respected pension officials. The longtime Social Security Administration commissioner Robert M. Ball wrote on this page recently that "it's the essence of responsibility, in my view, to insist on no benefit cuts" ["A Social...
  • Democratic Vistas

    09/02/2007 9:34:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 291+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 2, 2007 | NICK GILLESPIE
    THE ARGUMENT Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics. By Matt Bai. 316 pp. The Penguin Press. $25.95. With the possible exception of the Republicans, is there a major political party more stupefyingly brain-dead than the Democrats? That’s the ultimate takeaway from “The Argument,” Matt Bai’s sharply written, exhaustively reported and thoroughly depressing account of “billionaires, bloggers, and the battle to remake Democratic politics” along unabashedly “progressive” (read: New Deal and Great Society) lines. Well-financed and influential groups ranging from the Democracy Alliance to the New Democrat Network to MoveOn.org may be taking over the Democratic Party,...
  • Bush signs bill honoring LBJ

    03/23/2007 4:55:08 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 104 replies · 1,479+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | March 23, 2007 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON ? Its front entrance now touts President Bush's education policy, but the Education Department headquarters will one day honor Lyndon Baines Johnson and his work to improve U.S. schools. Bush signed legislation Friday naming the agency's offices after the follow Texan, with 17 members of the Johnson family looking on. Johnson's children, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and their spouses, their children and grandchildren gathered at the Oval Office for the signing that was not open to reporters. First lady Laura Bush also attended. Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady, was unable to attend but...
  • Mom accused of using infant to strike boyfriend

    10/09/2006 6:19:13 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 60 replies · 1,678+ views
    Post Gazette.com ^ | October 9, 2006
    <p>A woman used her 4-week-old baby as a weapon in a domestic dispute, swinging the infant through the air and striking her boyfriend with the child, authorities said.</p> <p>The baby was critically injured in the attack early Sunday, said District Attorney Bradley Foulk.</p>
  • Jersey's growing army of young gangsters Like many, teen charged in officer's death

    09/05/2006 11:22:57 AM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,479+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.13.06 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND MARK MUELLER
    Family photos line the walls of Raynard Brown's tidy Orange home. A good home, his mother calls it, with two working parents who believed in the value of education and the power of after-school activities to keep kids from hunting down trouble. But Cynthia Brown found she couldn't compete with another, more seductive influence in her son's life, not when it grabbed him up so young, molding his behavior since the age of 11. That's when Raynard Brown first came home wearing the signature colors of the Bloods street gang. Over the next eight years, Brown rose to the rank...
  • Why is LBJ's name NEVER mentioned by liberals?

    07/11/2006 6:14:32 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 140 replies · 3,327+ views
    July 11, 2006
    Why is the father of The Great Society ignored? Sure, he messed up with Viet Nam, but that's blamed on W anyway, but he made sure to transfer zillions of dollar$$$ from your back pockets to the back pockets of other people. What's up with that?
  • Hey Johnny... Been There, Done That

    07/07/2006 9:07:52 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 10 replies · 772+ views
    Amarxica ^ | 7/7/06 | John Reit
    A recent article about John Edwards made me think of that movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's about a man who goes through a painful break-up with his girlfriend. Rather than deal with the pain of losing the love of his life, he has a doctor erase all memories of her. I suspect the last 40 years have been so traumatic for John Edwards that he has decided to go to the same doctor.
  • Black Families, Black Men

    03/16/2006 11:12:22 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 24 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | March 15, 2006 | Carey Roberts
    Sounding like a born-again social conservative, president Lyndon B. Johnson stepped to the podium and made this stirring pronouncement: “When the family collapses, it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale, the community itself is crippled.” And with his usual modesty, LBJ later hailed that 1965 Howard University commencement address as his “greatest civil rights speech.” A few months later the Moynihan Report came out. Despite its commonsense focus on strengthening the Black family, civil rights leaders raised a stink that Mr. Moynihan was trying to “blame the victim.” Floyd McKissick, director of...
  • Faith keeps Mom, 10 kids hopeful (Where's the daddy? A national disgrace!)

    03/16/2006 5:36:30 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 188 replies · 3,414+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 3/16/2006 | Jeremy Cox
    A toppled candle destroyed the home and belongings of an out-of-work nurse and her 10 children During the late-afternoon confusion, a candle flame grew Monday into a potentially deadly blaze in the home where Kerren Laitaille had been raising her 10 children. In a matter of minutes, the fire destroyed family pictures, most of their clothes, beds, just about everything they owned. Everything, that is, except their faith. “It’s shown me I’m blessed with my kids and shown me people do care and are there for you,” Laitaille said Wednesday morning in her all-too-temporary home: a room at Hawthorn Suites...
  • Starting over - Atlanta's Katrina evacuees find it takes more than FEMA money to build a new life

    02/17/2006 5:11:19 PM PST · by madprof98 · 33 replies · 941+ views
    Creative Loafing (Atlanta) ^ | 2/15/06 | COLEY WARD
    On Feb. 13, the federal government stopped paying hotel bills for roughly 12,000 families nationwide who lost their homes to damage caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Once as high as 85,000, the number of hotel rooms being paid for by FEMA is down to 8,000. By March 6, FEMA says the hotel subsidies will be completely cut off. At the Country Hearth Inn & Suites near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, people carted their belongings through the lobby and into the cars of family members and friends. Some were headed to new FEMA-subsidized apartments or trailers. But a few lagged behind,...
  • Lying to ourselves

    12/08/2005 10:28:30 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 14 replies · 875+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/05/2005 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In his Inaugural Address in 1965, Lyndon Johnson, coming off one of the great landslides, spread out the plans for his Great Society. It was the heyday of liberalism, and those were days of hope. After civil rights, education topped the agenda. On April 11, at the grammar school he attended, LBJ signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the first federal education law in U.S. history, focused on disadvantaged children. And after 40 years and trillions of tax dollars plunged into public education at all levels, how stands public education? Well, it depends. Sam Dillon reports in Sunday's New...
  • Requiem for the Leftist Welfare Utopia

    11/22/2005 3:11:02 PM PST · by CareyRoberts · 3 replies · 544+ views
    November 22, 2005 | Carey Roberts
    Leftists have devised a simple yet amazingly effective formula to engender social discord: break up the family, marginalize fathers, and then blame the whole mess on men. The pattern can be traced back to LBJ’s Great Society which spawned welfare programs that withheld benefits as long as dad was around. Then came Roe v. Wade, which disenfranchised fathers from the most fundamental decisions involving their unborn young. Next, no-fault divorce laws set the stage for widescale child custody awards to moms. And finally draconian child support programs sent low-income dads shuffling off to debtor’s prison. Judging by Census Bureau reports,...
  • Witness: Blacks, whites, and the politics of shame in America -- by Shelby Steele

    10/26/2005 9:20:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 126 replies · 2,610+ views
    Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal) ^ | October 26, 2005 | Shelby Steele
    Probably the single greatest problem between blacks and whites in America is that we are forever witness to each other's great shames. This occurred to me in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, when so many black people were plunged into misery that it seemed the hurricane itself had held a racial animus. I felt a consuming empathy but also another, more atavistic impulse. I did not like my people being seen this way. Beyond the human mess one expects to see after a storm like this, another kind of human wretchedness was on display. In the people traversing waist-deep water...
  • The Slaves of New Orleans

    10/01/2005 12:07:06 PM PDT · by XR7 · 67 replies · 2,789+ views
    Gulf1 ^ | 10/01/05 | Sydney M. Wallace, Ph.D.
    Slavery has been a part of man’s history since the beginning of recorded time. The pharaohs of Egypt used hundreds of thousands of African slaves to build the pyramids. The Romans used slaves from all over their empire to build their magnificent structures. The ancient Greeks used slaves to build the Parthenon and other palaces and temples. The Great Wall of China was built by Chinese slaves. When the Americas were discovered, slavery migrated with the people to the new world and was accepted like all the rest of the “old” world traditions. This acceptance lasted even through the drafting...
  • Failure of an Idea—And a People (Re: New Orleans)

    09/30/2005 5:46:26 PM PDT · by Taxman · 14 replies · 363+ views
    Private email ^ | 9-30-05 | Unknown
    Failure of an Idea—And a People In his 1935 State of the Union Address, FDR spoke to a nation mired in the Depression, but still marinated in conservative values: “Continued dependence upon welfare,” said FDR, “induces a spiritual disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole our relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.” Behind FDR’s statement was the conviction that, while the government must step in in an emergency, in normal times, men provide the food, clothing and shelter for their families. And we did, until the war pulled...
  • NEW ORLEANS: THE WAGES OF SOCIALISM

    09/27/2005 6:18:50 AM PDT · by ElCapusto · 77 replies · 3,074+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 9/27/2005 | Andrew Walden
    What is it that bends and twists the soul of man in New Orleans such that he shoots at his rescuers, steals televisions while others drown, and then blames all and sundry for not helping enough? Biloxi and the rural areas of costal Louisiana and Mississippi have similar ethnic makeup and are equally hard-hit; yet they were not witness to the self-imposed parts of New Orleans’ devastation. The answer lies in the peculiar political economy of dependency in New Orleans, home to some of America’s last remaining old-style housing "projects," home to legions of life-long welfare recipients and home to...
  • You Can't Talk About That

    09/20/2005 4:25:54 AM PDT · by hildy123 · 52 replies · 2,275+ views
    SuppressedNews.com | September 9th, 2005 | John Derbyshire
    I nearly fell out of my Barcalounger Sunday morning, watching The McLaughlin Group. The old Jesuit had Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Tony Blankley, and Clarence Page (who is black) sitting around. They were talking about Hurricane Katrina, of course. Suddenly, McLaughlin turned to Page and said: “Why the correlation between black and poor?” Good grief, I thought, you can’t ask that. People get taken off the air for less. Poor Clarence Page didn’t know whether to spit or wind his watch. He mumbled something that wasn’t even close to being an answer. McLaughlin, realizing his gaffe, quickly and deftly steered...
  • NYP: A FLOOD OF POSTURING - Obama overlooks the $6.6 trillion spent on the War on Poverty

    09/13/2005 5:55:25 AM PDT · by OESY · 12 replies · 1,021+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 13, 2005 | George F. Will
    It took exactly one month — until the president's prime-time news conference of Oct. 11, 2001 — to refute the notion that 9/11 "changed everything." When a reporter said "you haven't called for any sacrifices from the American people," he replied, "Well, you know, I think the American people are sacrificing now. I think they're waiting in airport lines longer than they've ever had before." And that was before the sacrificing became really hellacious with the requirement that passengers remove their shoes at security checkpoints. The idea that Katrina would change the only thing that matters — thinking — perished...
  • LBJ's Great Society: 40 Years Later

    09/12/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by StoneGiant · 56 replies · 11,714+ views
    Townhall Soapbox ^ | 9/12/2005
    LBJ's Great Society: 40 Years Later 1964 was a very busy year for Lyndon Johnson. First he rammed through Congress the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, giving him war powers in Vietnam. Next he signed into Law the now famous or infamous, depending on ones political slant, Civil Rights Act. He called this ambitious undertaking his "Guns and Butter" program. The first part of this equation to go sour was the war effort. Johnson treated the war like a political problem that he could solve by twisting the arms of Ho and Giap the same way he had got things done in...
  • Heads Up Minnesota Freepers! I'll be Speaking in Your State about "Patriot's History"

    09/08/2005 5:02:23 PM PDT · by LS · 15 replies · 506+ views
    self ^ | 9/8/05 | LS
    Minneapolis Freepers! I'll be speaking for the Center for the American Experiment next week in your city. *On Thurs. 9/15 I'll be at St. Olaf College in Northfield at 10:15, and do a lunch there. *Same day, I'll do a reception at Providence Academy, Plymouth (6:00) and a lecture from 7:00-8:15 afterward. *Friday, 9/16, I'll be in Minneapolis for talks at St. Johns Juniversity in Collegeville at 10:15-11:30 and at 11:30-1:00 will do a lunch at St. Johns sponsored by Students Fostering Conservative Thought. Please come out, say hi, and I'll sign your copies of "A Patriot's History of the...
  • After the Flood

    09/06/2005 10:43:54 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 5 replies · 436+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | September 6, 2005 | William A. Mayer
    After the Flood By William A. Mayer - Editor & Publisher, PipeLineNews.org September 6, 2005 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews - Our species always looks for meaning in disastrous events. It's as if the human need to make sense of nature's random acts can - by force of will alone - create lessons not necessarily in evidence, and therefore soften the blow of conditions beyond our control. There are however some great truths to be learned from the devastation of Katrina, though they are not very reassuring. This event has the look of an accident scene; a grinding...
  • Police Chief: 'Urban Warfare' Slowed New Orleans Rescue

    09/03/2005 8:04:59 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 149 replies · 7,910+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    New Orleans Police Chief Edwin Compass said Friday that hurricane rescue efforts were hampered when relief workers came under attack by the city's criminal element, prompting conditions that resembled "urban warfare." "We have never had an urban warfare battle like this on any front in the history of our nation," Compass told NBC's "Dateline." "You're fighting in buildings that are pitch black with darkness. These individuals have root - the criminal element have looted all the gun shops and gun stores in this city, so they're armed, they're dangerous." Federal Emergency Management Agency Chief Michael Brown, under fire for his...
  • The Watts Riots, Burned Into Memory -- Roger Wilkins replies (or tries) to John McWhorter

    08/25/2005 2:56:18 PM PDT · by nicollo · 30 replies · 900+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 23, 2005 | Roger Wilkins
    John McWhorter is right to say that we ought to pause and remember the Watts riots of 40 years ago and ponder their implication for America's present and future ["Burned, Baby, Burned..." FR post here]. I take strong issue, however, with the conclusions he draws from his review of the events in Watts and South Central Los Angeles in 1965. I think the difference between McWhorter and me arises in large measure from our profoundly different perspectives on the event. He writes that he was born two months after the riots occurred and that his conclusions are based on his...
  • Question for anyone?

    05/01/2005 9:18:58 AM PDT · by gibonski · 12 replies · 377+ views
    gibonski
    Can anyone tell me when was the first time that congress took the SS surplus into the general fund.
  • Liberal Democrats grow increasingly desperate

    03/30/2005 7:27:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,207+ views
    PAHRUMP VALLEY NEWS.COM ^ | MARCH 30, 2005 | BOB LITTLE
    For those who look closely, signs of desperation on the part of liberal Democrats are everywhere. I am not sure when they finally came to the realization people are figuring out what they are really about, but they know it's happening. And they are afraid of the truth more than anything. They are so afraid they will say and do anything to blur reality so the average person won't know their positions are baseless. For instance, Rep. John T. Salazar, D-Colo., said last week: "Creating private accounts will only hasten the demise of Social Security, by draining trillions of dollars...
  • Hillary Clinton's Missing Thesis

    02/11/2005 2:30:53 PM PST · by atchoo2 · 13 replies · 717+ views
    Another mystery, is partially solved. Hillary Clinton's graduate thesis is missing. The topic was rumored to be Johnson's Great Society, but it was on the left wing Radical Saul Alinsky. Alinski promoted deseption in organizing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky. It fits in with her "makeover". Here is a quote from Alinsky: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so...
  • Second Wind

    11/09/2004 11:55:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 770+ views
    opinionjournal.com (WSJ) ^ | November 9, 2004 | BRENDAN MINITER
    GWB may be the GOP's LBJ. With a historic electoral victory at his back, George W. Bush is now being compared to some pretty consequential presidents. Lincoln and FDR--as war presidents--immediately come to mind. But there is another, more obvious, comparison that strikes to the heart of why the left hates this president with such intensity. GWB may be the Republican LBJ. This isn't meant with any disrespect to Mr. Bush. Nor are the two simply comparable because they both came from Texas, came to power after each man's party prevailed in a narrow electoral victory (LBJ served out the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Cold War (A Synopsis) - Part V - Sep 27th, 2004

    09/26/2004 10:34:12 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 96 replies · 1,687+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • More Than Money

    03/02/2004 6:19:45 AM PST · by OESY · 3 replies · 106+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 2, 2004 | DAVID BROOKS
    If the polls are to be believed, this could be the last day of John Edwards's presidential campaign. But before we bid him adieu, it's time for one last ladling of praise and blame. Edwards deserves some praise because he is the only major candidate who talks consistently about the poor. The problem is that he talks about poverty in an obsolete way, which suggests he has learned nothing from the past 40 years. Edwards talks about poverty in economic terms. He vows to bring jobs back to poor areas and restrict trade to protect industries. He suggests that if...
  • Florida: Illegal alien's injury lawsuit could spark investigation

    02/17/2004 7:56:09 AM PST · by george wythe · 55 replies · 833+ views
    In a case that could bolster a long-running federal grand jury probe into Northeast Florida's construction industry, an undocumented Mexican worker permanently paralyzed on a job site is filing suit today in Jacksonville against homebuilding giant D.R. Horton. Jorge Gomez, 23, was injured Nov. 11 when a large beam fell on him and broke his neck at a D.R. Horton site in a Julington Creek subdivision, according to the lawsuit. The accident left him a quadriplegic. As an illegal alien, Gomez has no workers compensation insurance and has run up $500,000 in medical bills at Jacksonville's Memorial Hospital, which continues...
  • O'Neill's Backlash Against Bush Was Predictable

    02/04/2004 5:23:06 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 263+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 02-04-04 | Phillips, Howard
    O'Neill's Backlash Against Bush Was Predictable by Howard Phillips Posted Feb 4, 2004 It isn't always nice to say "I told you so," but sometimes it is necessary. Paul O'Neill's blast at the Bush Administration, subsequent to his firing by Dick Cheney, was entirely predictable. He had previously opposed a President who promoted him -- Richard Nixon. As I wrote in December, 2000, Paul O'Neill was an LBJ "Great Society" Democrat, who, in 1973, as Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), strongly resisted the desire of President Richard Nixon to close down LBJ's "Great Society."...
  • {Buchanan Calls} George W. Bush "Man of the Year"

    12/31/2003 5:51:49 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 209+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-31-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    George W. Bush: Man of the year Posted: December 31, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. As Person of the Year, 2003, Time has chosen the American Soldier, a decision with which no patriot will quarrel. Whatever one believed about the necessity, wisdom or justice of the Iraq war, the American soldier did his duty and did it admirably well. But if the old standards had prevailed at Time – What man had the greatest impact on world affairs, for good or ill, in 2003? – the Man of the Year would have to have been George...
  • Cops play 'cat and mouse' with criminals

    12/24/2003 7:54:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies · 236+ views
    Valley Press ^ | December 24, 2003. | HEATHER LAKE
    Some parents raise their children praying they won't find their way into a particular lifestyle. Some simply know it's only a matter of time. Others can't even begin to imagine. Once a week the Los Angeles County sheriff's Palmdale station's Partners Against Crime patrol take to the streets; they know who they are looking for, and they know where to find them. In many cases they have seen them before. And odds are, unless they go to prison for life, they will see them again. "It's a career," said Richard Evans, 28, who was arrested Monday on a parole violation,...
  • GOP Is Now the "Fraternal Twin" of Socialist Democrats

    12/15/2003 5:54:40 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 34 replies · 313+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 12-16-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    GOP Is Now The "Fraternal Twin" Of Socialist Democrats By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon December 16, 2003 The Republican Party's full-court press to enact the biggest expansion of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" welfare state by passing the recent Medicare reform bill proves that the GOP is the "fraternal twin" (Howard Phillips) of socialist Democrats. In fact, G. W. Bush and his fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill make Bill Clinton look like an economic conservative! Furthermore, Robert Novak was quoted in The Washington Post as saying the arm-twisting of recalcitrant conservatives within the GOP by party...
  • Here We Go Again

    12/10/2003 6:04:23 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 90 replies · 217+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-10-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Here we go again Posted: December 10, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. A close read of President Bush's November addresses at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington and at the Whitehall Palace in London leads a traditionalist almost to despair. George Bush did not write this democratist drivel. This is the kind of messianic rhetoric he probably never heard before he became president. Who is putting these words in his mouth? For if George Bush truly intends to lead a "global democratic revolution," and convert not only Iraq but the whole Middle East to democracy,...
  • Without Allegiance To The Constitution, Party Partisanship Means Absolutely Nothing!

    12/08/2003 2:52:59 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 33 replies · 258+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 12-08-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Without Allegiance To The Constitution, Party Partisanship Means Absolutely Nothing! By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon December 9, 2003 Conservatives, especially Christian conservatives, labor under the assumption that voting for a Republican candidate somehow translates into a vote for conservative policies. Such is not the case, however. A much better case could be made for the proposition that, in reality, Republicans contribute to the growth and expansion of government to equal or even greater degrees than do Democrats. For example, since taking office, President G.W. Bush has superintended over the greatest expansion of federal discretionary expenditures...
  • Bush, Nixon, and LBJ

    12/08/2003 6:21:26 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 306+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-08-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Bush, Nixon & LBJ Posted: December 8, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Re-election year is shaping up as positively for George W. Bush as it did for LBJ in 1964 and Richard Nixon in 1972. Recall: Both LBJ and Nixon had engineered surging economies for the election year. Both held the face cards in foreign policy in wartime, with electorates wary of the perceived radicalism of their rivals. Both were facing opponents, Barry Goldwater and George McGovern, who had been luridly painted as outside the mainstream. And both benefited from an opposition party polarized over its...
  • Bush, Nixon, and LBJ

    12/08/2003 5:47:59 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 326+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-08-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Bush, Nixon & LBJ Posted: December 8, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Re-election year is shaping up as positively for George W. Bush as it did for LBJ in 1964 and Richard Nixon in 1972. Recall: Both LBJ and Nixon had engineered surging economies for the election year. Both held the face cards in foreign policy in wartime, with electorates wary of the perceived radicalism of their rivals. Both were facing opponents, Barry Goldwater and George McGovern, who had been luridly painted as outside the mainstream. And both benefited from an opposition party polarized over its...
  • Screw you, PBS

    09/19/2003 3:55:19 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 66 replies · 803+ views
    email | Craig J. Cantoni
    Sorry for the above language, but I used a more vulgar verb last night while watching a PBS NewsHour segment about new expensive public housing in Chicago. I was still fuming when I awoke this morning. Maybe my nerves are frayed over my father's recent death and the unpleasant task of moving my 82-year-old mother out of the very humble house that she shared with him for 60 years in St. Louis -- a house that they had made livable over the years through sweat equity. But even with a lifetime of scrimping on their meager income to buy remodeling...
  • Liberals Care About Control, Not Consequences

    08/05/2003 6:02:53 PM PDT · by StriperSniper · 10 replies · 300+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | August 5, 2003 | Rush Limbaugh
    12:36 PM ET BEGIN TRANSCRIPT:Now back to Medicare and the rising cost, the tax increases, substantial, long-term tax increases the Heritage Foundation says will be necessary to support this boondoggle, and boondoggle it is. Here's the bottom line. There is no amount of facts and analysis, no amount of logic that will deter the liberals on this, because, ladies and gentlemen, it is not about, this whole Medicare, prescription drug entitlement, is not about prescription drugs for "our seniors." Oh, they say it is, and they make a great case out of caring and they try to make everybody think...
  • INSECT LESSON IN DEMOCRAT SOCIALISM

    07/31/2003 5:57:46 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 9 replies · 257+ views
    EMail ^ | 7/31/2003 | Neil Cook
    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! MODERN VERSION The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances...
  • Why is this man smiling (Teddy Kennedy Alert)

    06/28/2003 9:14:09 AM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 8 replies · 219+ views
    American Conservative Union ^ | 6/27/03 | David Keene
    If this guy is smiling about the new Medicare bill, you can bet that it's bad for your health. Often times, political commentators describe the legislative process as a "sausage factory." Why? Because after House-Senate Conference Committees, after the ping-pong bill-bounce from one chamber to the other, after the token partisan bickering, the process gets bogged down in details and minutiae and everyone forgets the "big picture." Remember the old story about what would happen if the government were in charge of eradicating polio? Patients would still have polio, but you'd have the best steel lung money could buy!...
  • Head Start reform

    06/17/2003 11:28:59 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 224+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003
    <p>The same folks that led the unsuccessful opposition to welfare reform in 1996 are now targeting Republican efforts to reform Head Start, the federal government's $6.8 billion preschool program for the poor. When President Clinton finally signed the Republican-controlled Congress' historic welfare-reform legislation, Children's Defense Fund (CDF) President Marian Wright Edelman harshly denounced Mr. Clinton.</p>