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  • Vanity: Ideas for expressing support to police

    07/11/2016 4:58:40 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 35 replies
    Looking for good ideas on how to express support and appreciation to our police. As a chaplain for 10 years I have seen them work up close to defuse family problems, befriend youth, contribute to the community as coaches, take dangerous drivers off the streets, deal with gangs and take on the bad guys. I have seen how the last thing an officer wants to do is discharge his weapon or even unholster it. But he or she does want to go home to his family. So any suggestions out there...
  • 'Twas the Night Before Smithmas! []

    12/21/2013 9:31:50 AM PST · by Colofornian · 20 replies ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Apologette
    'Twas the night before Smithmas, and all through the temple, Not a cumelon was creeping, or a tapir, (for ex-emple!) The garments were hung out to dry in the air, But fortunately for us, we have two extra pairs. The children were stashed at Gramma's homestead, While Mom and Pop got dunked once again for the dead! And Mom in her veil, and I in my old bakers' cap, Had just about finished another endowment wrap! When beyond the temple grounds I heard a big clatter Even sprang from my seat to see about the chatter; To the pentagram window...
  • Barbara Walters Apologizes to Katy Perry: "If I Made You Feel at All Unhappy...I'm Sorry"

    10/01/2013 6:02:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    E! ^ | Zach Johnson
    When Katy Perry was chosen as one of Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011, it should have been an honor. Instead, the "Dark Horse" singer was petrified that the esteemed journalist would discover her marriage to Russell Brand was on the rocks... I was just exhausted and stressed." "I'd prepped everyone that I was running late, but Barbara showed up at the original time anyway," the singer continues. "When I got there, I apologized immediately, but then she said to me, 'You know, I've only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that...
  • Ben Stein's confession

    11/17/2012 7:32:25 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-10-12 | Ben Stein
    "The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: [Ben Stein] I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat... Or maybe I can put it another way: where...
  • The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark (barf alert)

    09/03/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT · by bronxville · 22 replies ^ | March 20, 2012 | Mark F. Bozzuti-Jones
    Publication date: March 20, 2012 "The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark" is designed to initiate the reader into a meditation on what it means to be human, what it means to be a manifestation of God, and how Barack Obama is a unique and important manifestation of God’s desire for human flourishing. In a blend of words from his public speeches, imagined conversation, and fictional situations, the book highlights Obama’s real stance on social justice and, in particular, economic and political empowerment. It juxtaposes ancient Biblical form and contemporary reality, challenging the reader to see and seek...
  • Giant Obama sand sculpture stands near convention (they repaired it after the rain)

    09/02/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 105 replies
    Auburn Publications ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | AP
    Sand sculptor Larry Hudson said it took a team of five people about 3 days to finish the sculpture, which shows the president with his arms crossed and smiling broadly. Hudson said the sculptors finished Saturday just before a large thunderstorm struck, requiring touch-ups.
  • The First Lady's Curious Theology

    04/19/2012 11:20:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2012 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    In America we elect presidents, we don't worship them. But the Weekly Standard blog offered a headline on April 17, 2012 that seemed to contradict this traditional practice. In a short piece by Daniel Halper the headline was "Michelle Obama: 'This President Has Brought Us Out of the Dark and Into the Light' If it were not a direct quote taken from Michelle Obama's rally speech at a campaign event in Nashville, Tennessee earlier the same day, we could only imagine that some virulent anti-Obama politico went too far and just made up a false and despiteful headline to hurt...
  • Barack Obama on a Bible Cover?

    10/17/2009 1:26:51 PM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 81 replies · 3,624+ views
    Take a look at the verse on the cover. The LORD God is saying this verse. With O's face on it, the connection can be made that O said this verse, instead of God Himself. Wow.
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • Glenn Beck - Brietbart to release Video in 15 minutes of people Praying to Obama (Vanity)

    09/29/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Scythian · 429 replies · 14,146+ views
    Glenn repeated some of the prayer, it kind of sounds like the Lords prayer only to Obama, to be released to the internet in 15 minutes ... It's a group of community organizers praying to him as if he were God.
  • Liberal media has orgasm over Obama killing a fly (Video)

    06/17/2009 9:19:50 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 23 replies · 1,082+ views
    All three of the liberal mainstream media morning shows (ABC, NBC, and CBS) were just having a collective orgasm this morning over President Obama killing a fly yesterday during an interview on CNBC. NewsBusters has compiled a video montage of this sickening slobbering over the man that ABC has sold out too. Wouldn't you have an orgasm too if you learned that your President is the karate kid?
  • Darwin Praise Service Begins

    02/02/2009 10:08:36 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 31 replies · 459+ views
    CEH ^ | February 1, 2009
    Feb 01, 2009 — The celebrations in honor of Charles Robert Darwin for his 200th birthday (Feb. 12) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his influential book On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection (Nov. 29th) are well underway. It is hard to think of any other scientist who gets the kind of gushy adulation heaped on this one man. It borders on religious euphoria. Some examples:...
  • What Are the Media Celebrating?

    01/20/2009 8:10:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies · 1,002+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    Filmmaker Ron Howard was chatting in Maureen Dowd's living room, saying he didn't mind spending hours in the cold for the inauguration and that even his conservative brother had come to admire Barack Obama. Outside on the chilly Sunday night, Tom Hanks decided against venturing into the jam-packed row house, mock-announcing to a small crowd on the Georgetown street that the party was paralyzed: "No more hot dogs! The Chinese food never got here!" The country's big-name anchors, actors, commentators, news executives, producers, editors and scribes have been celebrating the quadrennial event -- and themselves -- at one glitzy gathering...
  • Stars Join Kutcher To Pledge Service

    01/20/2009 6:46:40 AM PST · by LottieDah · 77 replies · 1,763+ views
    A host of celebrities joined Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to air their 2009 New Year's resolutions and pledges to the new U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday. Stars like Eva Mendes, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, Courteney Cox, Eva Longoria Parker all agreed to make pledges on camera for a new campaign backed by Kutcher. Inspired by the new President, in the video Simpson pledged to be "a great mother," Mendes offered to "volunteer more of my time to help children battling serious illnesses," and Longoria Parker promised to "plant 500 trees this year to help our planet." Kutcher,...
  • All-Obama, all-the-time TV

    01/16/2009 11:47:24 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 27 replies · 916+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 1/16/08 | Jennifer Harper
    Unprecedented press coverage of the Inauguration means an audience which could top the Super Bowl as the whole world makes an American moment into a global one.
  • Celebrities' Messages Of Support For Obama

    01/16/2009 9:28:09 AM PST · by LottieDah · 61 replies · 1,669+ views
    Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are releasing a film of more than 50 Hollywood stars pledging to support U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's call for unity across America. Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria Parker and Charlie's Angels beauty Lucy Liu are among a host of celebrities who shot segments in which they promise to help out their local community. The footage is set to premiere on social networking website on Monday. And Kutcher has called on all U.S. citizens to take heed and help Obama to make the changes he has promised. He says, "There's an assumption that this one...
  • Big transition coming: a president who's hard to make fun of

    01/16/2009 10:10:41 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 72 replies · 2,245+ views ^ | By James H. Burnett
    Writers for late-night television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, have lamented recently that they would love to bust President-elect Barack Obama's chops more. But fear of a politically correct backlash and a lack of major stumbles to date on Obama's part make him a tough topic. Stand-up comedians, though, say Obama is fair game. ''Those TV writers have to worry about ratings. They don't like boos or groans from the audience. We thrive off of it,'' said Lisa Lampanelli, a comic famous for her no-topic-is-off-limits policy, and her obsession with...
  • "Comedian/Actress" Kathy Griffin Tells Jesus Christ To "Suck It" In Emmy Acceptance Speech

    09/10/2007 3:24:38 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 331 replies · 13,672+ views
    Monsters And Critics ^ | 9-10-2007 | Stone Martindale
    Kathy Griffin wins Emmy, no thanks to Jesus 09/08/2007 - Kathy Griffin - 59th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - The Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA © David Gabber / PR Photos By Stone Martindale Sep 10, 2007, 3:42 GMT Kathy Griffin's Bravo series "My Life on the D-List" won the Emmy for "Best Reality Program (non-competition). Her speech was memorable, in which she refused to thank Jesus. "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this. He had nothing to do with this," Griffin said. "Suck it, Jesus. This award is my God now."...
  • Priest offers festival-goers the chance to confess their green sins

    08/29/2007 12:15:32 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 40 replies · 1,146+ views
    Priest offers festival-goers the chance to confess their green sinsForgotten to recycle any newspapers or tin cans recently? Feeling guilty because you neglected to carbon offset your flight to somewhere, anywhere, outside England this summer? The Roman Catholic Church is at hand with a new line in “green confessions” to help eco-sinners to find forgiveness. Dom Anthony Sutch, the Benedictine monk who resigned as head of Downside School to become a parish priest in Suffolk, will be at the county’s Waveney Greenpeace festival this weekend to hear eco-confessions in what is thought to be the first dedicated confessional booth of...
  • Burning Man's icon goes up in flames, 4 days prematurely

    08/28/2007 12:04:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 595+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/7 | Joe Garofoli
    BLACK ROCK DESERT, NEV. - A San Francisco man was arrested on felony arson charges today after the 40-foot-tall "Man" statue whose torching is the annual highlight of the Burning Man festival in Nevada went up in flames four days early, authorities said. Paul Addis, 35, of San Francisco, was booked into the Pershing County Jail in Nevada on the arson charge and misdemeanor possession of fireworks, Sheriff Ron Skinner said.Festival organizers, meanwhile, pondered the smoldering remains of the Man and promised to rebuild the big guy in time for Saturday's regularly scheduled burn in the Black Rock Desert north...
  • Hundreds flock to Nepal shrine for "sweating" idol (Sound Familiar?)

    05/23/2007 11:09:53 PM PDT · by PetroniusMaximus · 19 replies · 627+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 21, 2007 | Reuters 2007
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people have flocked to a remote village in eastern Nepal to see a "sweating" idol of a Hindu god, a sign of impending turmoil or natural disaster for the devoutly religious nation. Witnesses said that sweat seeped out of the idol of the Bhimeshwor god at a temple in Dolakha, a few hours drive from Kathmandu, during evening prayers at the weekend.
  • Darwin's Beagle ship replica plan [for his 200th birthday]

    07/19/2006 3:55:15 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 463 replies · 45,628+ views
    BBC News ^ | 19 July 2006 | Staff
    Plans are being drawn up to build a £3.3m working replica of the boat that took Charles Darwin around the world at Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire. Fundraising for the project, which would mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth in 2009, is under way. The aim is to built a seaworthy vessel identical to the HMS Beagle on the outside, but with a modern interior. Darwin, who showed how natural selection could explain evolution, sailed on the Beagle between 1831-36. Sitting opposite him on the expedition was mate and surveyor John Lort Stokes. One of Stokes' descendents, Pembrokeshire farmer David...
  • Cartoon anger unabated

    02/10/2006 10:04:37 AM PST · by oldleft · 21 replies · 794+ views
    Rueters ^ | 02-10-06 | Guled Mohamed
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police opened fire at hundreds demonstrating against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Friday, wounding at least one person, as protests across the Muslim world showed no sign of abating. Police in Bangladesh beat back about 10,000 angry protesters marching on the Danish embassy in the capital Dhaka and demonstrators also took to the streets in Afghanistan, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Turkey. The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, which has carried out several suicide bombings in Israel, threatened more violence and a leading Saudi Muslim cleric called for no mercy in punishing anyone mocking...

    08/22/2005 8:30:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies · 1,317+ views
    Women of Faith ^ | 1954 | Pope Pius XII
    AD CAELI REGINAM ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARYTO THE VENERABLE BRETHREN, THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHIOPS, AND OTHER LOCAL ORDINARIES IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY SEE Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Blessing. From the earliest ages of the catholic church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith...
  • Our Lady of the Underpass? (Virgin Mary Image Near Chicago Highway)

    04/18/2005 8:49:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 78 replies · 10,278+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 18, 2005
    Curiosity seekers joined the faithful today to view what some said was an image of the Virgin Mary at an underpass of the Kennedy Expressway on Chicago's Northwest Side, CLTV reported. About 20 people were among the first to perceive the image shortly before midnight on a concrete wall of the Fullerton Avenue viaduct in the city's Bucktown neighborhood, officials said. By this morning, television news crews were on the scene and media reports were spreading the word of the alleged apparition. People milled about, taking photos and shooting video of what some were calling "Our Lady of the Underpass,"...
  • Time Magazine Reports Interest in Mary Rising Among Protestants

    03/20/2005 7:10:10 AM PST · by Teófilo · 10 replies · 605+ views
    Marian Renaissance among Protestants? The surprising answer is yesThe signs do not point to a complete restoration of the Blessed Mother's rightful place in the Church, but the signs are surely intriguing, and thoroughly biblical which is to say, thoroughly Catholic. The Marian renaissance includes pastors from all mainline Protestant denominations: Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Baptists. High -Church Anglicans are mentioned only in passing because they're old hands at this. Here is a favorite quote from the Time Magazine article:In a shift whose ideological breadth is unusual in the fragmented Protestant world, a long-standing wall around Mary appears to...
  • Be Like Mary

    03/19/2005 8:30:26 AM PST · by sionnsar · 64 replies · 509+ views
    Lent & Beyond ^ | 3/19/2005 | Jill W.
    John 2:1-12 One does not have to venture far into the Anglican blogosphere to recognize that the dominant discussion is on the House of Bishops’ report. This morning, I was led to turn my eyes to Mary rather than the bishops. At the wedding in Cana, Mary comes to Jesus, who had not yet performed any public miracles, with a problem–"They have no wine.” She has a childlike trust that Jesus will do something about it–"Do whatever he tells you.” The scripture doesn’t tell us what she did next. I’ve always thought she went back to the party, but I...
  • Eye on Eurasia: Weeping icons of Belarus

    03/10/2005 10:20:21 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 431+ views
    World Peace Herald ^ | March 9, 2005 | Paul Goble
    TARTU, Estonia -- Visitors to a Russian Orthodox Church in a small town near the Belarusian capital report that icons there are now weeping blood, a development that the local clergy say reflects God's sadness at the rising tide of evil in the world and may point to impending disaster in that country.     According to an article published in "KP v Belorussii" and posted online late last month(, approximately a dozen icons in an Orthodox church in Dzerzhinsk began to weep myrrh about a month ago, something that attracted the attention of the local community.     But in the last two weeks of...
  • Recommendation 666

    03/09/2005 12:18:59 PM PST · by Fan_Of_Ingraham · 18 replies · 1,729+ views
    You would like me to tell you what 666 means, wouldn’t you? I have to confess that I don’t know. But I am certain that there are more than 666 interpretations as to what is meant! This was written for the benefit of those who will be alive in that day. And believers in the Lord Jesus Christ in the day of the manifestation of the man of sin will have a very clear identifying sign that the one that has come to world power is Satan’s great masterpiece.1 J. Dwight Pentecost, 1961 Yet how could I be sure of...
  • Nehushtan

    12/16/2004 10:12:34 AM PST · by telder1 · 83 replies · 897+ views
    Holy Scriptures | 12/16/2004 | M.T.Elder Jr.
    I am wondering what the Roman Catholic, Coptic, Greek Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox or Charismatic response is to the Nahushtan incident regarding holy relics? Recall that Hezekiah did what was right in God's eyes by destroying the brass serpent Moses made because the people were burning incense to it. How does the candles and insense burned and the whole holy relics industry differ from what the Israelites were doing? Thanks.
  • The Democrats Are Angry, Desperate, and Beside Themselves

    10/24/2004 3:47:19 PM PDT · by Jose Roberto · 104 replies · 4,465+ views
    Real Clear Politics Commentary ^ | 10/24/04 | T. Bevan
    The fact is Democrats are angry, desperate, and absolutely beside themselves at facing the prospect of another four years with George W. Bush as President. Frankly, I don' t blame them. With so much invested emotionally, it will be a crushing psychological blow for liberals to see Bush reelected a week from this Tuesday. Furthermore, if Bush wins big it could be a defeat that threatens the very foundations of the liberal movement itself. But even that is no excuse for some of the behavior we're seeing. It's no excuse for bending the rules, breaking the law, and generally treating...
  • Virgin Mary Image In Hospital Window Attracts Catholics

    06/21/2004 12:26:26 PM PDT · by Undertow · 162 replies · 317+ views
    AP ^ | June 21, 2004
    Virgin Mary Image In Hospital Window Attracts Catholics Worshipers Have Left $12,000 In Offerings POSTED: 11:39 am EDT June 21, 2004 UPDATED: 11:45 am EDT June 21, 2004 MILTON, Mass. -- A blotchy hospital window in Milton, Mass., remains an object of reverence for Catholics who believe it's an image of the Virgin Mary. In the year since the window at Milton Hospital attracted attention, worshipers have stopped by daily and left offerings that have grown to about $12,000. The money has been put in a hospital account until the board of trustees decides how to use it. The window's...
  • Rabbi Elyashiv: No Wigs From India

    05/14/2004 5:20:10 AM PDT · by USMMA_04 · 10 replies · 250+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 14:31 May 14, '04 / 23 Iyar 5764 | Israel National News
    Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, considered the top Halakhic [Jewish legal] authority in most religious Jewish circles, has added his name to those banning the use and benefit of all human hair wigs originating in India. The decision is based on confirmed reports that human hair in India is often shaved off for the purpose of idol worship practices, and is afterwards sold to companies that manufacture wigs. Although there is no certainty that any specific Indian-made wig is made of hair used for idol-worship, the widespread practice there means that each individual wig involves at least a "possible" violation of...
  • CBS Airing of Dying Diana Infuriates

    04/22/2004 7:28:55 AM PDT · by daybreakcoming · 37 replies · 545+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | April 21, 2004 | unknown
    10 SECONDS THAT SHAKES ENGLAND: FURY AT CBS-TV AIRING OF DYING DIANA Wed Apr 21 2004 21:18:28 ET Friends of Princess Diana last night expressed disbelief after a picture of her dying in the wreck of her Mercedes was broadcast on TV, the UK DAILY MAIL splashes on Thursday. MORE The American network CBS showed the black and white image, taken by paparazzi moments after the car crashed in Paris. On air for ten seconds, it clearly showed Diana's face, shoulders and upper torso as she lay dying. Friends were distraught at the decision to show the picture, which they...
  • Madonna's Sales Tank After One Week (Big Belly Laugh Altert)

    05/06/2003 4:45:25 AM PDT · by FierceDraka · 73 replies · 439+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/06/03 | Joyce Moore
    <p>Madonna is in trouble. Her American Life album drops from number 1 to about number 8 this week, selling a paltry 65,000 copies. That's down from 235,000 the first week.</p> <p>Of course, the whole record business bottomed out last week, with the top 10 albums selling fewer than 750,000 copies. Rapper 50 Cent (search) regained first place, and two albums connected to American Idol did well enough to make the top five. Additionally, Cher (search) continues to astound with her greatest hits collection.</p>