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  • Rolls-Royce Sweptail sails into record books

    05/29/2017 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 76 replies
    This is ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:14 EDT, 27 May 2017 | | By RAY MASSEY
    The highly-personalised two-seater Rolls-Royce Sweptail, which takes its styling cues from luxury yachts, is believed to be the most expensive new car ever built and harks back to the ‘golden age’ of grand touring.
  • Marriage Redefined Legally

    05/15/2015 5:47:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., William Duncan, the executive director of Marriage and Family Law Research Grant at BYU, tracked marriage language over the past fifty years in several U.S. Supreme Court cases, from Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 to the current case facing the court over same-sex marriage. Marriage was relatively uniform and widely accepted as a union between a man and woman whose goals were united. But, the Griswold decision was a “key shift” and “a tentative move away from the past” as the court’s language changed from marriage’s goal from being one of security...
  • Barack Obama Enjoys ‘Tête-à-Tête Across the Barbed Wire’ With Family During Stonehenge Visit

    09/08/2014 2:34:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 7 Sep 2014 | Matt Payton
    Stonehenge is one of the most recognisable sites in the world, while Barack Obama is one of the world’s most recognisable people. And for one Wiltshire family, to see the leader of a world superpower at this World Heritage site was an opportunity not to be missed. Janice Raffle, talking to the BBC, said ‘we had a brief tête-à-tête across the barbed wire’. The mother of three boys explained ‘there was a bit of banter about boys being the best’ on account of the American president joking that she was ‘outnumbered.’ This surprising encounter was captured by the president’s photographer...
  • How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step

    08/24/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 24Aug14 | Alexander Griswold
    By now, we’ve all heard the refrain that U.S. churches need liberalize their teachings on sexuality and homosexuality or rapidly decline. The logic behind the argument is simple: more and more Americans are embracing homosexuality and same-sex marriage, including growing numbers of religious Millennials. So long as churches remain the face of opposition to gay marriage, those churches will shrink into irrelevancy when gay marriage (inevitably, we are told) becomes a settled political issue. These arguments often see church acceptance of homosexuality as a carrot as well as a stick. It isn’t so much that denouncing homosexuality will drive people...
  • Palin's PAC rakes in $1.6M by end of June

    07/14/2011 1:59:56 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) political action committee, Sarah PAC, raised almost $1.6 million the first six months of this year, it will report in Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. Sarah PAC has just over $1.4 million in in the bank at the end of June after having spent about $1.6 million — about as much as it raised — between January and June. The first six months of this year saw a revamped political operation for Palin, who relaunched Sarah PAC's website this spring and embarked on a national bus tour sponsored by the PAC. That tour, along...
  • Obamacare will be at center of high court hearing

    04/11/2010 6:22:12 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies · 696+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2010 | Michael Barone
    More important, the public's issue focus has changed. And while the issue of whether to criminalize abortion tended to favor Democrats, the political issues that now raise constitutional questions tend to favor Republicans. Those are issues raised by the big government programs of the Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders, in particular by the health care legislation they jammed through Congress despite huge public opposition last month.

    03/24/2010 1:39:13 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 115 replies · 3,580+ views
    Vanity | 3/24/10 | Vanity
    Here are some selected quotes from Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965). If you don't know, the Griswold decision was the forerunner of Roe v. Wade. Griswold was based upon the Supreme Court's determination that under the Bill of Rights and the 9th Amendment and the 14th Amendment that there are certain Liberties, not otherwise mentioned in the Constitution that the State (including the Federal Government) cannot infringe. The following quotes are taken from that case and I believe make the argument that under the 9th Amendment the Federal Government cannot force an individual to purchase Health Insurance and...
  • A Funeral For Heroes

    12/08/2009 11:25:28 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 2 replies · 365+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-08-09 | Gerry Ashley
    know this will infuriate some, but perhaps we would be able to grasp the enormity of some tragedies like this if we had more information. But only if we process that information and absorb the scope and full impact. I’m beginning to wonder if we’ve lost that ability from our collective souls as a society. But I believe it’s important to know, on this day when the four slain members of the Lakewood, Washington Police department are laid to rest, that even during the final moments of their lives, the final acts of these four souls was to think of...
  • A ‘Vacation’ sequel; Your favorite ‘Vacation’ (Poll)

    10/07/2009 5:47:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 14 replies · 899+ views ^ | 10/7/2009 | Eric Winter
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that New Line (a division of Warner Bros.) is developing a sequel to the “Vacation” franchise. There have been four movies (and a made-for-TV movie entitled “Christmas Vacation 2”). This new film would apparently focus on Rusty Griswold, who is now a father himself, as he takes his family on a road trip vacation. For the love of God, New Line, please bring original “Rusty” actor Anthony Michael Hall back! Otherwise, I want no part of this movie. This got me to thinking though: What is your favorite “Vacation” movie? Internet debate is fierce. Most...
  • Reflections on The Episcopal Church Convention Bishop Chuck Murphy (AMiA)

    06/23/2006 4:23:11 PM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 409+ views
    Anglican Mission in America Press Release ^ | 23 June 2006 | The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy
    Jun 23, 2006 Reflections on the 2006 General Convention of The Episcopal Church The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy Chairman, The Anglican Mission in America The actions and direction of the Episcopal Church, as evidenced in its just concluded General Convention, remain a continuing tragedy. The decisions reached, the language used, and the directions taken, are nothing new. Much of their rhetoric mirrors that of other groups that departed orthodoxy centuries ago, such as the Unitarian Universalists who continue to this day to present both the language and the theology of this latest Convention in their literature and on their webpage....
  • Our Mother Jesus . . . a sermon by US church's new head

    06/21/2006 5:08:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 93 replies · 1,993+ views
    London Times ^ | 6/22/06 | staff
    The Episcopalians are in disarray as their primate shows her feminist credentials THE Episcopal Church in America descended into chaos last night after leading bishops on both the liberal and conservative wings dissassociated themselves from a last-gasp effort to avert a schism with the worldwide Anglican Communion. Just hours after its newly elected woman head preached a sermon in praise of “our mother Jesus”, the Episcopal Church agreed to “exercise restraint” in appointing any more gay bishops after a tense day of debate and argument. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, welcomed the resolution with gratitude and what appeared...
  • PCUSA Head Takes Tomato Challenge to McDonalds

    11/25/2005 7:26:00 AM PST · by paudio · 42 replies · 1,221+ views
    christian post ^ | Nov. 24, 2005 | Elaine Spencer
    The head of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. has endorsed a call for McDonalds to improve working conditions and raise the pay of its tomato pickers. In a letter released on Wednesday, the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the two-million-member denomination, challenged the fast food chain giant to “put an end to human rights violations” by bringing an “adequate solution to the grievous conditions and sub-poverty wages of farmworkers.” "Farmworkers are explicitly excluded from the National Labor Relations Act, which denies them the right to organize, the right to negotiate with their employers, and the right to appeal grievances to...
  • Projection (Frank Griswold)

    11/23/2005 8:34:34 AM PST · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 11/21/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    Frank Griswold preached at the convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio recently.  His sermon happened to fall on the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, one of Frank's favorite saints.  After relating some famous incidents in the life of Martin, Frank gets to his point: Though Martin was much loved by his flock, his uncompromising witness to the gospel, his reforms and his unflagging concern for the wellbeing and faithfulness of the clergy and people of his diocese, provoked further hostility on the part of many of the bishops. And yet, at the center of his ministry was...
  • Special Report: Miers Tells Specter that She Supports Griswold v. Connecticut ("Right to Privacy")

    10/17/2005 3:43:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 282 replies · 4,427+ views
    Fox News | October 17, 2005
    And that a "right to privacy" exists in the Constitution... Nothing more yet...
  • Griswold V. Connecticut -- Justice Black's Dissent

    10/14/2005 1:27:57 PM PDT · by You Dirty Rats · 34 replies · 1,001+ views
    United States Supreme Court - Justice Black ^ | June 7, 1965 | Justice Hugo Black
    I repeat, so as not to be misunderstood, that this Court does have power, which it should exercise, to hold laws unconstitutional where they are forbidden by the Federal Constitution. My point is that there is no provision of the Constitution which either expressly or impliedly vests power in this Court to sit as a supervisory agency over acts of duly constituted legislative bodies and set aside their laws because of the Court's belief that the legislative policies adopted are unreasonable, unwise, arbitrary, capricious or irrational. The adoption of such a loose flexible. uncontrolled standard for holding laws unconstitutional, if...
  • Out of Nothing at All

    08/09/2005 12:21:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies · 1,205+ views
    National Review ^ | 08/09/05 | Rich Lowry
    August 09, 2005, Out of Nothing at All The myth of a right to privacy. When the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts begin in a few weeks, his Democratic questioners are sure to obsess on something that doesn't exist: a generalized right to privacy. It was this non-right that was the focus of the successful attack on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork, when he was impolite enough to note that such a right appears nowhere in the U.S. Constitution. This prompted Democrats to warn that Bork wanted the sex police to patrol America's bedrooms. The right to...
  • The Washington Post Doesn't Have a Clue About Government under a Written Constitution

    08/04/2005 12:59:39 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 58 replies · 2,472+ views
    Newsbusters (brand-new website) ^ | 3 August 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    A story by Mike Allen and R. Jeffrey Smith in the Washington Post on 3 August, 2005, reviewed many of the background documents just released concerning Judge John Roberts, nominee for the US Supreme Court. The article’s title got the subject right, “Judges Should Have 'Limited' Role, Roberts Says.” However, once the authors got into the basis of Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade, their understanding of the subject evaporated. The article said, “The new documents disclosed by the archive that reflect Roberts' skeptical views regarding a ‘fundamental’ right to privacy include a lengthy article on judicial restraint that...
  • Roberts says he’ll respect settled law

    08/02/2005 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Jefferson2000 · 45 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | 7-2-05
    WASHINGTON - John Roberts pledged to keep an open mind and respect settled law if confirmed to the Supreme Court, telling Senate committee members in a questionnaire that precedent is important in “promoting the stability of the legal system.” The response, numbering about 100 pages and released by the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, provides Roberts’ responses to a broad array of questions, including his work history, political ties and views on judicial activism. “A sound judicial philosophy should reflect recognition of the fact that the judge operates within a system of rules developed over the years by other judges equally...
  • The American Way? (The high court "battle" began back in 1935)

    07/16/2005 1:55:40 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 524+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2005 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    "Yes, we should be knowing their judicial philosophy, we should be knowing their legal form of reasoning. There are lots of questions that are legitimate. . . . What's your view on the right to privacy, which was established in Griswold 40 years ago?" Sen. Charles Schumer, "Meet the Press"      I recently attended a legal symposium in Philadelphia organized by Philip K. Howard of Common Good. It ended a day or so before Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her resignation, followed by much praise for her 24 years on the Court. At the symposium, Mr. Howard's organization released a poll done for...
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Griswold

    07/09/2005 8:50:31 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 338+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 7/08/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    Frank, I'm beggin' ya.  Just don't:My prayers and those of the Episcopal Church in the United States embrace all who have died and have been injured in yesterday’s attacks in London. We pray as well for their families and friends. Through this tragedy we are put in mind once again of our common vulnerability.To radical Muslims who want to force the Islamic religion and sharia law on the entire world and don't mind killing or maiming every Jew or Christian they possibly can in the process. In order to win the "war on terrorism" we must address its underlying causes...