HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Cruz  Kasich  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is off to a great start and we have a chance of getting 'er done early! Thank you all very much!!

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $39,699
Woo hoo!! And the first 45% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: hogwash

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • House Call [Sarah Palin and the "Russia from my house" quote]

    04/22/2015 11:01:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    snopes.com ^ | 2/13/15
    [During] Governor Palin's....first major interview...interviewer Charles Gibson asked her what insight she had gained from living so close to Russia, and she responded: "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska":
  • NH Democrat endorses buying guns with EBT cards

    05/09/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | May 9, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    NH State Rep. Timothy Horrigan Regardless of political affiliation, you may want to sit down for this story. In opposition to a bill banning the use of EBT cards to buy guns, a Democratic lawmaker in New Hampshire argued that the legislation is “a blatant violation of the Second Amendment,” saying people receiving public assistance should be allowed to use cash benefits to purchase firearms. Yes, you read that correctly. “The firearms ban is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment,” Democratic state Rep. Timothy Horrigan said Wednesday on the state house floor. “Cash benefit recipients presumably have the same...
  • PAUL KRUGMAN: The Deficit Is Basically Solved

    01/11/2013 8:21:14 AM PST · by blam · 71 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Walter Hickey
    PAUL KRUGMAN: The Deficit Is Basically Solved Walter HickeyJan. 10, 2013, 4:00 PMMany people think that fixing the deficit is a painful process that involves deep cuts to crucial programs. Some think the process is too hard, and it's not worth trying yet. That's not correct, according to a chart from from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Richard Kogan showing just how far the United States has come in the past two years. We've talked before about how the painless and most effective solution to the deficit is additional growth in GDP. As the recovery progresses and GDP...
  • Another Celebrity Opinion on What odo about guns (J. Michael Straczynski, creator of 'Babylon 5')

    12/16/2012 4:10:11 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 68 replies
    Facebook | 12/16/12 | J. Michael Straczynski
    Here is something my sister forwarded me about the current, ongoing debate of what "needs" to be done in the wake of the Newtown Massacre. It is an article posted by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of 'Babylon 5', among many other things.... In the aftermath of the tragic events at Newtown, I posted figures from the Children’s Defense Fund showing that nearly 3,000 children per year are killed by gun violence and tens of thousands more are injured. I then posed a question: what, if anything, can be done to minimize or mitigate the ongoing, tragic loss of life by...
  • 100 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like Barack Obama

    07/18/2012 10:10:52 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://ivn.us ^ | July 17, 2012 | W. E. Messamore
    The New York Times recently made a less than half-hearted attempt to summarize the similarities between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican Party nominee, Mitt Romney. As New York Magazine reports, the Times wasn’t able to do much better than: They both like Star Trek, Modern Family, and Chicken. Here at IVN, I thought we could find just a few more similarities of just a little more substance. The following list isn’t just a bunch of opinions, but documented facts that together draw a compelling picture: Far from being polar opposites, the two “choices” offered as presidential candidates by this...
  • I Hope Mitt Romney Fails

    07/16/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 146 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | July 16, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    After the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves in January 2009 to announce his hope for the failure of Barack Obama's policies. He was very quick to make sure people understood he was not against Obama due to the color of his skin, but solely due to his policies. In the same vein, I would like to announce a similar sentiment. I agree with Rush that Obama's polices should fail, and I hope they do. I also hope that the policies and philosophies of Mitt Romney fail as well.
  • Vote for Romney is a vote for Communism and baby-killing

    07/16/2012 12:57:11 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 283 replies
    No matter who wins the election in November, a Communist will occupy the White House. However, a Romney win has an added disadvantage. It will strengthen the Communist grip over the GOP. Right now, there is a struggle between the Tea Party and the Trotskyite neocons for the control of the GOP. If Romney is defeated, it will give a boost to the Tea Party. If he wins, it could be over for the Tea Party. The RINO GOP establishment has opposed every Tea Party candidate and has ganged up with the Democrats whenever it seemed like a Tea Party...
  • Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

    01/26/2012 11:50:34 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 60 replies
    LiveScience.com via Yahoo! ^ | 1/26/2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.SNIPLow-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.
  • Settled science?: Could all of the percentages below really be correct?

    08/07/2010 11:44:04 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 14 replies
    tomnelson.blogspot.com ^ | August 6, 2010 | Tom Nelson
    Settled science?: Could all of the percentages below really be correct? A huge math problem, and sanity check, for alarmists: If you could ever sort out the top hundred natural and anthropogenic causes of the 20th century warming, the sum of the contributions would have to be about 100%. If you get a number like 1200%, something's wrong.
  • New analysis on problems between archaeology and pharaonic chronology, based on radiocarbon dating

    06/17/2010 1:57:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 34 replies · 463+ views
    Article by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev professor published in Science magazineBEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL June 17, 2010 -- In a just published article in Science magazine (June 18, 2010), Prof. Hendrik J. Bruins of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev presents novel implications related to new developments in the radiocarbon dating of Pharaonic Egypt. The article reports that, for the first time, it is possible to relate the Minoan Santorini eruption with Egyptian Historical Chronology solely on the basis of radiocarbon dates. Thus, it appears that the eruption preceded the 18th Dynasty and occurred during the Hyksos Period. Moreover, conventional association of...
  • Andy Stern, A Member of Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says...

    06/09/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 147+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    "Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America" PHOTO CAPTION: "Andy Stern, former head of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said on Monday that the free market has failed the country and American workers. He made his remarks at a conference of the Campaign for America's Future in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on...
  • California Climate Change Site - Old Climate Change Prediction Graphic

    09/04/2009 10:07:12 AM PDT · by dila813 · 18 replies · 1,398+ views
    Contrast the California Greenland Ice Sheet Prediction to what really happened Greenland Ice Sheet Extent Maps. This is a teachable moment for the Greenie Weenies. This site still is using this old prediction, look at the years in the graphic.
  • Two Very Different Interviews (Charlie Gibson w/Obama vs. Charlie Gibson w/Palin)

    09/12/2008 8:30:49 PM PDT · by quesney · 89 replies · 1,076+ views
    ABC News
    Charlie Gibson's Questions to Obama vs. Questions to Palin ABC News Charles Gibson Interviews Barack Obama Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee June 4, 2008 (after Hillary Clinton concedes) http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=5000184 GIBSON: Senator, I'm curious about your feelings last night. It was an historic moment. Has it sunk in yet? GIBSON: What did your grandmother say? GIBSON: Public moments are not your own. There's a million people pulling you in a million different directions, but when everybody clears out, the staff is gone, you're in your hotel room at night and you're alone -- do you say to yourself: "Son of a gun,...
  • British schools are falling for the pseudoscience of Brain Gym [New Euro-Insanity]

    04/07/2008 3:18:22 PM PDT · by TChris · 20 replies · 126+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | 4/7/2008 | Charlie Brooker
    Man the lifeboats. The idiots are winning. Last week I watched, open-mouthed, a Newsnight piece on the spread of "Brain Gym" in British schools. I'd read about Brain Gym before - a few years back, in Ben Goldacre's excellent Bad Science column for this newspaper - but seeing it in action really twisted my rage dial. Brain Gym, y'see, is an "educational kinesiology" programme designed to improve kiddywink performance. It's essentially a series of simple exercises lumbered with names that make you want to steer a barbed wire bus into its creator's face. One manoeuvre, in which you massage the...
  • Two Female Catholic Priests Conduct First Mass (coffee mugs down alert!)

    12/03/2007 7:41:06 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies · 1,611+ views
    Mystl ^ | December 1, 2007
    Two Roman Catholic female priests who were recently ordained co-pastored their first mass Saturday night in the central west end.Rose Marie Hudson and Elsie McGrath led the service at the first Unitarian church of St. Louis.About one hundred people showed up.The service was held in the church's Hope Chapel.The pastor of the church says it was a fitting place for an event where hope and understanding were very much alive.The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize the ordination of Hudson and McGrath that was conducted by an organization called Roman Catholic Women Priests.
  • The Coulter Hoax: How Ann Coulter Exposed the Intelligent Design Movement

    03/31/2007 1:48:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 449 replies · 9,284+ views
    Talk Reason (from Skeptical Inquirer) ^ | March 14, 2007 | Peter Olofsson
    In the summer of 2006, I heard that a new book called Godless presented an insightful and devastating criticism of the theory of evolution. Although I learned that its author, Ann Coulter, is not a scientist but a lawyer turned author and TV pundit, she nevertheless appeared to be an intelligent and well-educated person, so I started reading. At first I was puzzled. There did not seem to be anything new; only tired and outdated antievolution arguments involving moths, finches, and fruit flies. But it wasn't until Coulter dusted off the old Piltdown man story that I suddenly realized: it...
  • Live Thread - House Oversight and Government Reform Cmte. hearing (Valerie Plame Wilson Testifies)

    03/16/2007 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,503 replies · 59,438+ views
    Cspan ^ | March 16, 2007
    <p>ON CAPITOL HILL Valerie Wilson Testifies Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) chairs a House Oversight and Government Reform Ctme. hearing on the disclosure of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. The hearing will look into whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of Ms. Wilson.</p>
  • Poll: Democratic candidates open large lead in congressional races

    10/09/2006 1:47:12 PM PDT · by Dane · 140 replies · 3,719+ views
    USA TODAY | October 9, 2006
    Per FR guidelines, can only provide a link. Link The new Webster's definition of wishful thinking per USA Today and Gannett, IMO. Poll is of 1007 "adults".
  • Bergen: Bin Laden, CIA links hogwash

    08/20/2006 7:19:33 PM PDT · by GeorgiaYankee · 65 replies · 1,640+ views
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2006 | CNN, Peter Bergen
    Q: If it's true that bin Laden once worked for the CIA, what makes you so sure that he isn't still? Anne Busigin, Toronto, Canada BERGEN: This is one of those things where you cannot put it out of its misery. The story about bin Laden and the CIA -- that the CIA funded bin Laden or trained bin Laden -- is simply a folk myth. There's no evidence of this. In fact, there are very few things that bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and the U.S. government agree on. They all agree that they didn't have a relationship in the...
  • Old Times Here Are Apparently Forgotten

    06/01/2006 9:07:55 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 363 replies · 3,737+ views
    Cornell American ^ | May 31st, 2006 | Vanessa Durante
    Last month, Ithaca High School administrators sent a letter home with students, informing their parents that the flag of the Confederacy had been banned. Ithaca High School students can no longer display the emblem on belt buckles, t-shirts, or anywhere else while on school property. Apparently, the students wearing their Dixie Outfitters t-shirts, in a proud nod to our country’s better half, were white. It is unfortunate that civil liberties apply only to those in privileged groups, such as blacks or Hispanics.Because the United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of protecting the freedom of speech exercised in displaying...
  • Missing Soldier's Uncle Criticizes US

    06/20/2006 1:47:14 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 1,585+ views
    AP ^ | 6-20-2006 | Lynn Brezosky
    Missing Soldier's Uncle Criticizes U.S. By LYNN BREZOSKY BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - As the families of two missing soldiers waited to hear if two bodies found Tuesday were their loved ones, the uncle of one lashed out at the government, saying it didn't do enough to bring the men home safe. ``Because the U.S. government did not have a plan in place, my nephew has paid for it with his life,'' Ken MacKenzie, uncle of Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, told NBC's ``Today'' show. U.S. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said the military has recovered what are believed to be the remains...
  • Counterfeit Conservative

    04/03/2006 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 178 replies · 2,252+ views
    President George W. Bush took office to the sustained applause of America’s conservative movement. In 2000, he defeated the liberal environmentalist Al Gore, abruptly terminated the legacy of the even more hated Bill Clinton, and gave Republicans control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. A few cynics were suspicious of Bush’s understanding of and commitment to conservative principles, but most on the Right welcomed his inauguration. Five years later, the traditional conservative agenda lies in ruins. Government is bigger, spending is higher, and Washington is more powerful. The national government has intruded further into state and local concerns. Federal officials...
  • Senators Fighting Over Who Can Flood U.S. With Most Foreign Workers

    03/24/2006 3:59:49 AM PST · by texasgil · 65 replies · 1,276+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | Mar 24, 2006 | Roy Beck
    The Senate will return March 27 to debate proposals to add tens of millions of permanent foreign workers and their dependents over the next decade. The newest proposal by Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) (S. 2454) was touted as a more limited proposal than the giant amnesties being promoted in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But Sen. Frist's bill would allow 20 million more permanent immigrants to settle over the next 10 years. That compares to 25 million minimum additions under the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill (S. 1033) and 30 million permanent foreign additions under the Specter amnesty bill (no bill number)....
  • Biden Silent on Reid Stepping Down

    01/29/2006 2:28:02 PM PST · by george76 · 232 replies · 9,393+ views
    Red State ^ | Jan 29th, 2006 | Nick Danger
    Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) failed today to address rumors that Nevada Senator Harry Reid will step down next month as Senate Minority Leader. Reid has been stung by revelations that his political action committee (PAC) accepted more than $60,000 in contributions from Indian tribes linked to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Appearing on CNN's Late Edition, Biden avoided discussing either the Reid situation or any upcoming changes in Senate Democratic leadership. Reid is no stranger to scandal, having been the subject of a 1979 Justice Department probe into allegations that Reid — then Nevada Gaming Commission chairman — had received bribes...
  • Poll: Voters prefer Democrats [AP/DNC Infomercial by Will Lester]

    01/08/2006 4:58:29 AM PST · by johnny7 · 41 replies · 878+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2006 | By WILL LESTER
    Public opinion turns against Republican control of CongressWASHINGTON - Dissatisfied with the nation's direction, Americans are leaning toward wanting a change in which political party leads Congress - preferring that Democrats take control, an AP-Ipsos poll found. Democrats are favored over Republicans 49 percent to 36 percent.The polling came as disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to tax evasion, fraud and corruption charges and agreed to aid a federal investigation of members of Congress and other government officials.

    11/25/2005 6:48:53 PM PST · by hubbubhubbub · 386 replies · 4,531+ views
    Financial Sense Online ^ | 25 november 2005 | Peter Schiff
    As the Fed continues its inflation campaign, most have yet to come to grips with the reality of America’s uniquely precarious situation. In an act of prestidigitation that would impress Harry Houdini, the Fed is now attempting to hide evidence of the most inflationary monetary policy in its history by no longer publishing data on the growth of M3, while mystifying the public with phony CPI statistics. However, the relentless rise in the price of gold is evidence that fewer people are being fooled by the Fed’s slight of hand. Gold’s recent rise to just under $500 per ounce, gaining...
  • Bush Needs to Step Up and Fire Rove (WI Op/Ed)

    08/03/2005 2:24:47 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies · 1,363+ views
    Madison.com ^ | August 3, 2005 | Michael Oliver-Moonbat
    A letter to the editor - August 3, 2005 Dear Editor: Nearly two years ago George Bush Jr.'s top adviser, Karl "The Hatchet" Rove, outed a CIA operative by blabbing to newsman Robert Novak. It was a vintage Rove maneuver: slander, discredit, smear and out, if necessary, anyone who dared to challenge Bush about his real motives during his march to war. And Valerie Plame's husband had done just that by telling a differing version of the Bush truth. Bush immediately told the nation that "anyone having anything to do with the outing of Plame will not be a part...
  • Muslim soldier gets the death penalty while...Politicians forgive murder in Iraq - Hogwash

    05/04/2005 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 28 replies · 1,229+ views
    Socialist Worker ^ | May 6, 2005 | Eric Ruder
    THE U.S. military values some lives more than others. That’s the only conclusion you could draw from the trials of two U.S. soldiers--one accused of killing two American officers, the other of executing two Iraqi civilians. Last week, Sgt. Hasan Akbar was sentenced to death for using grenades and his rifle at a base camp in Kuwait to kill two officers and injure 14 other soldiers shortly after the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The chief prosecutor at the military trial, Lt. Col. Michael Mulligan, said that “[Akbar] is a hate-filled, ideologically driven murderer.” But Akbar’s military attorney never presented...
  • Is America going broke?

    03/17/2005 2:39:40 PM PST · by RobRoy · 39 replies · 1,302+ views
    Macleans.CA ^ | March 02, 2005 | STEVE MAICH
    Is America going broke? Record deficits, colossal debt and no clear plan for digging itself out. If the U.S. sinks, it will take Canada down with it. STEVE MAICH David Walker can see the future, and it scares the hell out of him. That wouldn't be terribly unusual if he were one of the thousands of lobbyists, legislators and activists crawling all over Washington on any given day, pontificating about the urgency of their pet issues. There is a thriving industry here built on pushing policy prescriptions for every ailment, real or imagined. But Walker isn't a lobbyist or an...
  • Is Science Religiously Neutral?

    02/23/2005 9:14:28 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 135 replies · 1,590+ views
    Access Research Network. ^ | 5-1-97 | Alvin Plantinga
    Alvin Plantinga - Department of Philosophy - Decio Hall - University of Notre Dame Methodological Naturalism? Abstract The philosophical doctrine of methodological naturalism holds that, for any study of the world to qualify as "scientific," it cannot refer to God's creative activity (or any sort of divine activity). The methods of science, it is claimed, "give us no purchase" on theological propositions--even if the latter are true--and theology therefore cannot influence scientific explanation or theory justification. Thus, science is said to be religiously neutral, if only because science and religion are, by their very natures, epistemically distinct. However, the actual...

    02/01/2005 7:19:36 AM PST · by SweetCaroline · 20 replies · 681+ views
    SCHOOL LIFE THREATENING TO GAYS? HATE CRIME HOAX! Homosexual Activists Create a Crisis for Political Gain SAFE ZONES It is high time the moral framework of our society squarely confronts the deceptive propaganda that is being spread throughout our community regarding school safety for gay teens. The implication that an epidemic of crime is being perpetrated against people because of their sexual "orientation" is simply a ploy to gain sympathy and political momentum for the gay right movement. The facts are that there is NO epidemic of crime going on or a need for so-called school "safe zones" for fanatical...
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...
  • CBS exonerates Heyward, praises "an executive of integrity and talent"

    01/10/2005 8:30:52 AM PST · by Fido969 · 15 replies · 791+ views
    AP ^ | 01/10/05 | CBS
    Excerpt from CBS press release: ----------------- This brings us to two senior figures at CBS News whose performance is discussed in some depth in the Panel's report. Based on the findings of that report, we believe the following is appropriate: The Panel found that Dan Rather was pushed to the limit in the week before the September 8th broadcast. He was finishing up the anchoring job at the 2004 Republican Convention and was covering Hurricane Frances in Florida. He asked the right questions initially, but then made the same errors of credulity and over-enthusiasm that beset many of his colleagues...
  • 'Cosmic' bakery's phone mast fear

    01/08/2005 10:42:47 AM PST · by fso301 · 47 replies · 933+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/20/2004 | Staff
    Biodynamic food is grown out of a spiritual understanding of nature A bakery is fighting plans for a phone mast because it claims radio waves will ruin its "cosmic bread". Artisan Bread say emissions from the antenna will disrupt "subtle forces" which help to make the loaves. The bakery plots planetary movements and uses a special calendar to work out the best time to make the bread. But it is claimed the shop in Whitstable, Kent, would lose its special licence because the mast is too close to the premises. Bakery owner Ingrid Greenfield, who supplies exclusive shops including...
  • Unfair and Unbalanced says MoveOn.org of Fox

    12/02/2004 11:10:55 PM PST · by stm · 27 replies · 635+ views
    This is rich. I just started laughing the instant I read it. From http://www.moveon.org/fox/ "From Unfair and Unbalanced A free and independent press is vital to democracy. Political partisans cannot be allowed to falsely represent themselves as journalists. That's why we believe: "The Federal Trade Commission and Congress must act to prevent Fox News from using the deceptive and misleading trademark 'Fair and Balanced.'" You can now ask the FTC to order Fox News to stop misleading consumers. The FTC's job is to protect consumers from deceptive advertising on the part of big media companies. Please enter your name, email...
  • Hostettler mounting campaign to change the name of Interstate 69

    11/19/2004 5:53:55 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 66 replies · 3,442+ views
    Hoosier Gazette ^ | Nov. 19, 2004 | Austin Wayne
    Hostettler mounting campaign to change the name of Interstate 69            By August Wayne, THG NewsJohn Hostettler, the Congressman representing the 8th district of Indiana, has been convinced by local religious groups to introduce legislation in the House that would change the name of an Interstate 69 extension to a more moral sounding number.There are plans to extend the interstate from Indianapolis through southwestern Indiana all the way through Texas into Mexico in the coming years.  While most believe this highway will be good for the state’s economy, religious conservatives believe “I-69” sounds too risqué and want to change the...
  • A better way to elect a president Chicago Tribune Editorial

    11/07/2004 8:24:48 AM PST · by redfish53 · 64 replies · 1,558+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2004 | Chicago Tribune
    A better way to elect a president Published November 7, 2004 American elections all have one basic thing in common: The people cast their ballots, and the candidate getting the most votes wins. That practice holds in just about every race, from the U.S. Senate down to local school boards. There is, however, one notable exception: the presidency. It's an exception that may have made sense 215 years ago, when the Constitution was ratified, but it's one that has outlived its time....
  • IRS Asked To Investigate Pro-Kerry Church Rallies

    10/26/2004 12:13:01 PM PDT · by natelivingston · 48 replies · 3,209+ views
    Americans United today asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate events that appeared to be efforts to boost the candidacy of Sen. John F. Kerry at two churches in "swing states" on Oct. 24.
  • FEDERAL DEFICIT REALITY-U.S. Treasury Shows Actual 2003 Federal Deficit at $3.7 Trillion

    09/08/2004 4:26:58 PM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 30 replies · 1,237+ views
    gillespie research ^ | Sep. 7, 2004 | Walter J. "John" Williams
    The U.S. government's fiscal ills have spun wildly out of control and no longer are containable within the existing system. As detailed in this article, the actual annual shortfall in U.S. government operations for fiscal year 2003 (September 30) was $3.7 trillion. Put in perspective, that means if the U.S. Treasury had seized all wages and salaries in 2003 with a 100% income tax, there still would have been a deficit! The outlook for fiscal 2004 numbers is even worse. Considering that the popularly reported 2003 budget deficit was $374 billion, one-tenth the number cited above, this installment on government...
  • Dirty tricks row hits race for President (UK Times)

    02/12/2004 10:43:00 PM PST · by Prodigal Son · 22 replies · 218+ views
    The Times ^ | February 13, 2004 | Roland Watson
    DEMOCRATS hit out at "dirty tricks" yesterday after a right-wing website proclaimed the impending implosion of John Kerry's presidential campaign due to a personal scandal. The Drudge Report, an online gossip and news site, claimed a woman had recently fled the US, prompted by the Massachusetts senator. It alleged that Mr Kerry was fighting off claims of “recent alleged infidelity”. Even though there was no evidence for the claims, and key parts were denied, the report prompted feverish speculation among Washington insiders and highlighted the influence of unconventional internet sites in modern US politics. The website claimed that it had...
  • Nader Blasts Democrats As 'Whiners'

    11/10/2003 10:20:54 AM PST · by FlyLow · 18 replies · 373+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-10-03 | AP Staff
    MADISON, Wis. - Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader called Democrats "chronic whiners" for continuing to accuse him of spoiling the 2000 presidential election for Al Gore. "They should realize that the retrospect on Florida concluded Gore won Florida," the consumer activist told the Wisconsin State Journal on Saturday. "It was stolen from the Democrats. And they should concentrate on the thieves and the blunderers in Florida, not on the Green Party." A media-sponsored review of more than 175,000 disputed ballots found that Gore would have won by a small margin if there had been a complete statewide recount....
  • Southern terrorists

    10/21/2003 8:51:05 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 270 replies · 493+ views
    Diamondback Online (Univ. Maryland) ^ | Oct 21, 2003 | Adam Wilson
    On a recent trip to Georgia, I visited the majestic Stone Mountain. Carved into the face of this sheer cliff of granite are the images of three Southern heroes: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. These men are among the most revered in that part of the country and are possibly even more popular than the "founding fathers" of America. Besides this towering monument, there are countless streets, schools and buildings named in their honor throughout the South. I finally had to ask myself: Why? Given our current war against terrorism and our...
  • Doodling for Saddam: The Use of Cartoons in Palestinian Newspaper to Recruit for the Iraqi Regime

    03/11/2003 11:54:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 1,036+ views
    israelbehindthenews ^ | 3-11-03 | Julie Stahl
    PA Inciting Palestinians Against America, Critic SaysA Review of "Doodling for Saddam: The Use of Cartoons in Palestinian Newspaper to Recruit for the Iraqi RegimeJulie StahlBureau Chief, CNSNEWS.COM Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The Palestinian Authority is inciting its citizens against America, and the publication of anti-American sentiments in the government-controlled press proves it, an informed critic said here. David Bedein, bureau chief of the Israel Resource News Agency in Jerusalem, charged that the Palestinians are using their media to stir up the public against the U.S., even to the point of going to war. Bedein has put together a collection...
  • Humans 'Attracted To Partners That Look Like Their Parents'

    01/08/2003 9:22:17 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,514+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-8-2003
    Humans 'attracted to partners that look like their parents' Researchers have concluded opposites do not necessarily actually attract. A team of experts from St Andrews University found women are attracted to men who remind them of their fathers and men to women who look like their mothers. They found that people are far more likely to marry those who look like their opposite sex parent, particularly when it comes to hair and eye colour. Anthony Little, 25, who led the research, said: "We found that people really did pick partners who resembled their opposite sex parent. "It is something a...