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  • Young Obama: The American Dream Is to Be Like Donald Trump

    05/12/2017 1:57:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/12/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    An excerpt from one of former President Barack Obama's previously unpublished law school papers revealed he believed the American dream was to be like Donald Trump, although he called such a goal "unfounded optimism." At age 29, Obama wrote a paper with friend Robert Fischer titled "Race and Rights Rhetoric" in his last year at Harvard Law School. An excerpt of the paper was published in a biography of Obama's early life, titled Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Vice reported Friday. Obama had written that the average American mindset can be summed up in one sentence: "I may...
  • Proof that the Shroud Of Turin is a Fake.

    03/05/2017 4:19:59 PM PST · by bogusname · 173 replies
    The Bible informs the wise that the Shroud Of Turin is a Fake. There is no room for debate. The matter is settled. End Of Story
  • Researchers uncover 'mask unlike any other'

    03/16/2015 12:22:25 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 16, 2015
    An ancient god has resurfaced in Israel thanks to what archaeologists say is a one-of-a-kind discovery. University of Haifa researchers were digging at what's believed to be an ancient basalt armory outside Sussita—which the Jerusalem Post reports was once the Roman city of Antiochia Hippos—when a ball from a ballista, an ancient missile weapon, appeared two weeks ago. As it was made of limestone rather than basalt, archaeologists suspected it was an enemy missile and turned to a metal detector to search for a coin that might date the projectile. It found something far bigger: a 2,000-year-old bronze mask larger...
  • American Idol 2015--Live Thread

    01/07/2015 5:36:35 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 4,563 replies
  • New idol group exists to pay off debts

    09/26/2014 11:37:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    The Japan Times Online ^ | Sep 26, 2014 | Kazuaki Nagata, Staff Writer
    Japan’s entertainment industry has become so filled with idol groups that some call this is the age of the “idol war.” Finding commercial success amid this fierce competition can be tough, but an idol group that debuted this week is making no secret about its true intentions. The members of the group, called the Margarines, are out for money, pure and simple. The gimmick is that they’re pursuing the idol dream in order to pay off their debts. The nine members, ranging in age from 19 to 30, owe a total of around about Ą127 million.
  • American Idol 2014--Live Thread

    01/14/2014 10:59:55 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 8,524 replies
  • The Idol of Equality

    01/14/2014 6:43:49 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/14/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    To put equality ahead of liberty is to war against human nature. “There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which excites men to wish all to be powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom.” —Alexis de TocquevilleIn his famous admonition about the tyranny of the majority, Tocqueville went...
  • The American Idol Electorate: Americans Value Likeability Over Competence

    11/26/2013 5:50:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Contrary to the impression that he has so assiduously worked to cultivate, Barack Obama is not a king of either the divine-right or impotent-figurehead variety, but instead the president of a republic. Having grown up in a country that still boasts the last vestiges of a once-potent monarchy, I am reasonably familiar with the role that incumbent sovereigns play in the world’s most popular constitutional arrangement, and aware too of what it takes for a modern potentate to be regarded as a success. In modern Britain, the Queen’s likeability and personality help her no end, whereas her political talent and...
  • Former American Idol Contestants Seek $25 Million Each in Racial Lawsuit Against Show

    07/24/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    TVGuide ^ | July 24, 2013
    Ten black former American Idol contestants from various seasons have filed a lawsuit against the show, claiming that they were eliminated from the competition due to a racist ratings scheme, TMZ.com reports. New York attorney James H. Freeman, representing the plaintiffs, says he began investigating the show after Jermaine Jones was kicked off on March 15, 2012, because he didn't inform producers about multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. Freeman then discovered that throughout Idol's then-11-season run, only nine other people had been publically disqualified. And as it turns out, all of them happened to be black.
  • 'Latin American Idol' winner busted smuggling 2.9 lbs of heroin stuffed into high heels

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A winner of the TV talent show "Latin American Idol" who was once loved by thousands in her native Dominican Republic was charged with drug smuggling after police found heroin stuffed in the heels of her platform shoes, authorities said Thursday. Martha Heredia was arrested late Wednesday as she was about to board a plane to New York, said Frank Duran, the National Drug Control Agency's director for the city of Santiago. He said police found 2.9 pounds of heroin in the heels of three pairs of shoes packed in her suitcase. Police also ordered...
  • American Idol 2013--Live Thread

    01/16/2013 5:55:19 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 7,032 replies
    americanidol.com ^ | January 16, 2013
  • IS ALLAH, BAAL? Allah = Hubal = Baal

    09/21/2012 9:21:40 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 40 replies
    Blog thread, discussion ^ | 9/2005 | Jakko
    The Biblical and historical evidence shows that the Moabites worshiped Baal. The pre-Islamic and Muslim sources show (a) that the Meccans took over the idol Hubal from the Moabites and (b) that Allah and Hubal are actually identical. Thus, whether the Meccans are Ishmaelites or not, the evidence is still strong and sufficient to conclude that Muhammad's Allah is actually Hubal, i.e. the Baal of the Moabites and thus not the God of the Bible. Muhammad incorporated the characteristics and names of various other gods into his new monotheistic message about Allah, but he apparently started the construction of Allah...
  • Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol,' Show Called Racist, Rigged (VIDEO)

    05/24/2012 8:19:26 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 65 replies
    http://www.christianpost.com/ ^ | May 24, 2012 | Brittney R. Villalva
    The ever so modest Phillip Phillips won "American Idol" Wednesday night, and while some say it was well deserved others have insisted that the show is "rigged." After the Georgia hometown boy won "American Idol" Wednesday night, many came forward and insisted that that enough was enough on the singing show, which according to some is clearly "racist." "[In the] last 3 in finals, one was black, who was the best singer, one was brown who was also great singer, one was white who was a karaoke singer; guess who won, the white one of course, when will America stop...
  • 'AMERICAN IDOL': WORSHIP OBAMA, NOT JESUS CHRIST

    03/17/2012 7:46:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2012 | Christian Toto
    Contestant Elise Testone on Fox's fading pop star showcase "American Idol" sang a duet of sorts with Obama this week as part of her cover performance of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together."Just imagine anything of the sort being done with former President George W. Bush. Impossible, we know. But now word is out that a spiritual "Idol" wannabe has been told in no uncertain terms by the producers not to sing the praises of Jesus Christ, according to The Daily News: American Idol” producers have apparently warned Colton Dixon if he doesn’t tone down his overtly Christian...
  • Adam Lambert Arrested, Jailed in Finland

    12/23/2011 6:38:18 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12.22.11 | Scott Roxborough , Shirley Halperin
    The authorities were called when the "American Idol" runner-up and his reality star boyfriend Sauli Koskinen got into a fight outside a Helsinki gay bar. The two were released on Thursday afternoon. American Idol star Adam Lambert spent several hours in a Finnish jail Thursday after being arrested outside a Helsinki gay bar following a brawl with his Finnish boyfriend, local reality star Sauli Koskinen.
  • Burning Man tickets sell out for the first time

    07/26/2011 11:17:22 AM PDT · by redreno · 36 replies · 1+ views
    San Franciso Bay Guardian ^ | 07.25.11 - 10:52 am | Steven T. Jones
    For the first time in the event's 25-year history, tickets to Burning Man have sold out. With more than a month left to go before the gates to Black Rock City open at midnight on Aug. 28, burners have already started a mad scramble for spare tickets through various message boards and online networks.
  • American Idol 2011--Live Thread II

    04/05/2011 6:02:17 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 8,209 replies · 1+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | April 5, 2011
    In Memory of Bahbah and Carolinamom
  • The brutal mother who forced Liz Taylor to cry on cue...

    03/30/2011 1:28:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Last updated at 11:13 AM on 29th March 2011 | By J Randy Taraborrelli
    Good lord! Wasn't that Elizabeth Taylor herself sitting over there with her new husband, the British matinee idol Michael Wilding? Few of the diners in the smart Hollywood restaurant could resist watching the starry couple from the corners of their eyes. Moments later, however, they must have been rubbing them in disbelief. After Wilding said something that had clearly displeased her, Elizabeth swung her arm back in a wide arc. Her punch landed squarely on his jaw, and her distinguished second husband — 20 years older and the darling of British cinema-goers — fell heavily to the floor. To outsiders,...
  • American Idol 2011--Live Thread

    01/18/2011 5:53:18 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,746 replies · 6+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | January 18, 2011
  • Carmina Salcido ready for her shot at fame at 'American Idol' auditions (Murder attempt survivor)

    08/20/2010 11:28:56 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 6 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | August 19, 2010 | Sam Scott
    Most singers who turn into stars on “America Idol” take months to get the attention of the national media. Carmina Salcido got the paparazzi treatment on the first day of tryouts. Hungry and exhausted, the 24-year-old Sonoma resident walked out of San Francisco's AT&T Park around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, more than 15 hours after she arrived at the stadium. Waiting for her were camera crews from local and national media, including E entertainment and ABC News 20/20, though Salcido almost seemed too tired to care. “You guys are lucky I didn't make a run for it as soon as I...