Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $31,355
35%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: integrity

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Politics Cloud Judgment in Final Week [Palin blasts Alaska Dems on her travel plans]

    04/13/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Al B. · 21 replies · 1,196+ views
    Office of the Governor of Alaska ^ | April 13, 2009 | Unknown
    April 13, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin will attend the Vanderburgh County Right to Life dinner in Evansville, Indiana on Thursday as well as a breakfast the next morning for S.M.I.L.E., a nonprofit organization for families with members who have Down Syndrome. Governor Palin had previously personally informed the legislative leadership of her upcoming event and asked if legislators had any problem with her attendance at an event outside the Capitol building. None expressed concerns. And this event doesn’t cost the state a dime – the governor has no staff, not even state security, with her, though her...
  • Palin approves of Mat-Su capital budget cuts

    04/11/2009 4:46:24 PM PDT · by curth · 1 replies · 236+ views
    KTUU ^ | Friday, April 10, 2009 | Rhonda McBride
    The sands of the legislative hour glass are running out, and lawmakers have nine days left before the session comes to a close. Their relationship with Gov. Sarah Palin has been an ongoing source of speculation, and a move Thursday from the Senate Finance Committee turned some heads when the committee released a draft of its capital budget. The budget was short about a half billion dollars in projects the governor had proposed. There have already been complaints in the Mat-Su Borough over some of these cuts, but none on Friday from Palin, who invited reporters into her office for...
  • Salacious News Coverage: Levi Johnston and Disturbing Lingering Questions

    04/10/2009 9:57:54 AM PDT · by curth · 13 replies · 985+ views
    The mainstream media has once again taken delight in reporting salacious news about Governor Palin and her family as the Johnstons are traveling the talk show circuit for the express purpose of bad-mouthing the mother of his child and the Governor. While this blog normally focuses exclusively on the Governor's accomplishments, some recent developments dictate that the subject of Levi and Bristol once again be covered. There is more to this story than meets the eye -- particularly regarding who is financing these appearances, what the financier's motives are and who the financier is connected with. The Johnston family's trip...
  • Much Ado (Undue) about the Palins of Alaska

    04/10/2009 8:55:40 AM PDT · by curth · 9 replies · 474+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | April 10th, 2009 | Gary Larson
    Why? The Left and its media allies fear the prospect of Sarah Palin in the White House. So they pile on, and on . . . Governor Sarah Palin's now 18-year-old daughter Bristol, the new mom, gets lots of attention from the mainstream media (MSM) simply for being a daughter of the one-time veep candidate. No other reason, to be sure, for the intense focus on the kid. Like dogs shaking new bones, news media couldn't let go. They covered the Palins' daughter's pregnancy and birth and now, incredibly, the "breakup" of the star-crossed teenage couple. Such breathless reporting has...
  • A Time For Choosing......An Open Letter To The Republican Party

    04/05/2009 8:26:19 AM PDT · by curth · 10 replies · 624+ views
    Townhall,com ^ | April 05, 2009 | Gary P Jackson
    In October of 1964 Ronald Reagan addressed the Republican National Convention and a television audience. At the time America was headed into liberalism in a big way.. Democrats were looking to grow the government in ways our founders never dreamed of. The "Great Society" was upon us. Reagan, a newly minted Republican, remarked that he didn’t leave the democrat party, the party left him. Reagan spoke of American exceptionalism and determination. He spoke of conservatism. He also spoke of the evils of liberalism, and communism. Reagan’s speech, entitled "A Time For Choosing" is one of his best works. It is...
  • Salacious Coverage of the Palin Family -- Some Thoughts

    04/04/2009 10:52:02 PM PDT · by curth · 13 replies · 1,046+ views
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's Accomplishments ^ | Saturday, April 4, 2009 | Ron Devito
    On April 3, 2009, a "perfect storm" of negative publicity surrounded Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in matters pertaining to her family. In the first item, her husband's half-sister was arrested on two charges of felony burglary. In the second item, Levi Johnston appeared on the Tyra Banks show to discuss his sex life with Bristol Palin. Apparently, another appearance is to occur on April 6. Of course, those who hate Governor Palin have gleefully jumped on this "news" to proclaim her unfit for POTUS and unfit as Governor. First are some items to consider regarding Tyra Banks: 1. The Tyra...
  • Photo: Palin addresses protesters

    03/25/2009 7:00:41 PM PDT · by curth · 54 replies · 1,497+ views
    Dozens of arts and education supporters gathered on the Capitol steps at noon last Friday to protest Gov. Sarah Palin's rejection of federal stimulus dollars. The state of Alaska was offered approximately $930 million from the federal government. Last Thursday, Palin decided to reject almost $288 million, much of which would have gone toward arts and education programs. Palin met protesters on the steps during the protest to answer questions and defend her decision. She said that rather than following national opinion on the matter, she is more concerned with managing Alaskan's expectations."I'm going to do what's best for Alaska,"...
  • Democratic National Committee: Statement on Gov Palin's Decision to Reject Stimulus Funds

    03/19/2009 6:33:21 PM PDT · by redk · 58 replies · 2,276+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 3/19/09
    WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please find, below, the statement of Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse on Governor Sarah Palin's decision to reject over $500 million in federal funds due the state of Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: "After soliciting and accepting more federal dollars per capita than any other governor in the union, Sarah Palin's decision today to deny the state of Alaska over half a billion dollars in recovery and reinvestment funds - including millions for schools, energy and public safety - appears to be nothing more than political posturing. At a time...
  • UPDATE: Former VP candidate Palin coming to Evansville

    03/12/2009 7:03:31 PM PDT · by curth · 23 replies · 892+ views
    Evansville courier-press ^ | March 12, 2009 | Staff Report
    Vanderburgh County Right to Life confirmed today that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will speak at the group's annual banquet April 16 at The Centre. The event in The Centre's Bill Brooks Exhibition Hall has sold out of about 2,050 dinner tickets, but Right to Life Executive Director Mary Ellen Van Dyke said arrangements have been made to accommodate an additional 2,500 people for a simulcast with theater seating in The Centre's auditorium. If both rooms are filled, the Right to Life banquet will be the largest event in The Centre's history, said Dave Rector, general manager of the Evansville Vanderburgh...
  • Palin Supports Bill to Combat High Energy Costs

    03/11/2009 6:21:09 AM PDT · by curth · 4 replies · 335+ views
    KTVA ^ | 3/10/2009 | Office Of The Governor
    March 10, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin pledged her support today for Senator Bettye Davis' bill to extend Alaska's suspension of the motor fuel tax. Senate Bill 14 extends a portion of the governor's multi-phase statewide energy plan she introduced last year to help Alaskans combat the high cost of energy. "Alaskans are unique among Americans in the contiguous states in terms of transportation costs," Palin said. "In rural Alaska, particularly, many people are still paying outrageous fuel costs. Heating and fuel bills are double and triple what others pay in the Lower 48. I support any sound...
  • Rural affairs adviser responds to Tucker's criticism of Palin

    03/07/2009 8:39:45 PM PST · by curth · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Editor's note: Gov. Sarah Palin's new rural affairs adviser, John Moller, responded today to Nick Tucker's criticism of the governor from her recent visit to western Alaska. Tucker lives in Emmonak and brought media attention to food and fuel shortages in his community in January. On Thursday, Alaska Dispatch and ANI Newspapers published a letter by Tucker that took Palin to task for allegedly disrespecting rural Alaskans during her visit to the villages of Marshall and Russian Mission. Here is John Moller's complete statement in response to Nick Tucker: I was a member of the fourth team of state officials...
  • Sarah Palin Reimburses Alaska for Travel

    02/26/2009 9:48:18 AM PST · by curth · 10 replies · 549+ views
    To The Center ^ | 2/26/2009
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is still standing strong, admitting she didn’t do anything wrong, but has agreed to reimburse the state almost $7,000 for nine trips taken by her children. This payment settles an ethics complaint that was filed back in October. The trips in question include Bristol accompanying her to a conference in New York City and another as her husband Tom competed in the Iron Dog snow machine race. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said in a written statement that she’s obligated to meet Alaskans across the state. She insists, “I am blessed to have a large...
  • Governor Palin's Staff Addresses Expenses Issues

    02/24/2009 2:45:08 PM PST · by SolidWood · 24 replies · 940+ views
    Office of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ^ | Office of Governor Palin
    Governor’s Staff Addresses Expenses Issues on News Media Coverage of Per Diem FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-35 Governor’s Staff Addresses Expenses Issues February 23, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Staff for Governor Sarah Palin today responded to persistent news media coverage of the per diem the governor has collected while working away from her official duty station of Juneau, while pointing out significant savings the governor has achieved in regard to the way she has discharged her official duties. “The news media have been focused on the $8,500 the governor has collected in per diem annually while working in Anchorage, almost...
  • Murphy's Law, The Peter Principle and barack obama

    02/10/2009 10:41:50 PM PST · by FromLori · 14 replies · 721+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/11/09 | Kyle Ann-Shiver
    February 11, 2009 Murphy's Law, the Peter Principle and Barack Obama By Kyle-Anne Shiver What happens when everything that can go wrong in a person's character formation does go wrong, and that person continues to be promoted to his level of incompetence? President Barack Obama happens. I'm well into my sixth decade of life and have yet to see a more perfect collision of Murphy's Law with the Peter Principle in a single individual. Proper character development is the overriding aim of good parents in raising their children. Mature parents, especially those Judeo/Christian parents with faith, believe it sinful to...
  • Integrity (Fr. Tom Euteneuer on Obama and his Administration)

    02/05/2009 8:54:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 978+ views
    HLI ^ | Friday, February 6, 2009 | Fr. Tom Euteneuer
    IntegrityDear Spirit and Life readers,One of my most memorable experiences in Marine Corps boot camp was the lesson of integrity. Certain infractions of the strict code of discipline were considered "integrity violations" such as lying or undermining the chain of command, etc. We all implicitly understood that term to mean the breaking of rules of conduct or ethics that bind men together for the common mission. We did our best to avoid committing any violations of integrity, not merely to avoid penalties, but more so because we sought to form ourselves as honorable, trustworthy men deserving of our uniforms.Ironically, the...
  • Sarah Palin in 2012?

    02/02/2009 5:40:22 PM PST · by curth · 19 replies · 714+ views
    asuwebdevil ^ | Monday, February 2, 2009 | Joseph Hermiz
    In what appeared to be Sarah Palin’s lowest attempt to stay in the public spotlight last Tuesday, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate and current governor of Alaska launched a new political action committee, SarahPAC. The model, which is an obvious mirror to that of Hillary Clinton’s HillaryPAC, already has people in Washington, and throughout the blogosphere talking about what appears to be Palin’s almost definite 2012 presidential run. The PAC is going to be raising money for Republican candidates, and most likely exploring a winning strategy for Palin in 2012. Before going any further with my analysis of Palin’s new...
  • Why bother reporting something you disagree with?

    01/16/2009 5:51:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 755+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 January, 2009 | Daniel White
    Daniel White graduated from the University of Hartford majoring in Criminal Justice with minors in Sociology and English. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of Ohioans For Concealed Carry and is a NRA Training Counselor. Why bother reporting something you disagree with? Earlier this week, I wrote an article for the OFCC website about a Morning Journal story covering the "Take Back Elyria" event held this past Sunday. In it, I wondered about the lack of mention of the right to use firearms for self defense when the whole point of the event was described as "dedicated to teaching residents how...
  • Palin won't accept raise

    01/10/2009 12:24:42 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies · 647+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 17 2008 | Kyle Hopkins
    Gov. Sarah Palin didn't ask for a pay raise and won't accept one during her current term, a spokesman said Wednesday. (please see url for full story)
  • Online Register Created To Flag Scientific Papers That May Be Tainted By Fraud Or Misconduct

    12/23/2008 4:15:34 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Dec. 18, 2008
    A group of French research students is launching an online register to flag up scientific papers that have been tainted by fraud and other types of scientific misconduct. Claire Ribrault, a PhD student in neurobiology at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, unveiled the Scientific Red Cards project last month at a workshop on research integrity sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF). The idea is to identify papers that have been shown to be fraudulent but are still in circulation. Scientific journals are the primary means by which the results of research are made public. Emma Campbell, of the European...
  • Lie of the Jungle

    12/06/2008 11:28:01 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 6 replies · 1,286+ views
    He had the chance to write the biography of Cheeta, known as the world's oldest and most famous chimp. But his research led him into serious monkey business. ... But one oft-repeated fact about the chimp's life nagged at me. It was one of the standard stories in Cheeta's biography -- repeated in Newsweek and other magazines, recited by Cheeta's current owner and many Cheeta admirers -- that the first of his two owners, animal trainer Tony Gentry, had gotten him in Liberia as a baby and smuggled him under his overcoat aboard a Pan Am flight home in 1932....
  • Why I won't be voting for Barack

    10/19/2008 12:24:41 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 13 replies · 666+ views
    NN&V ^ | 10/19/08
    It will come as no great surprise to regular readers of this blog that I have decided to not vote for Barack Obama next month. Since several repected Republican pundits and politicians have stirred the pot recently by making their reasoning for endorsing Obama part of the political discourse, I thought I might reveal some of the reasons why I am not supporting him, especially since McCain was not my first, or even my second choice in the Republican primary. One of the great pleasures of self employment for me is the freedom to decide with whom to do business....
  • Obama's High School Days

    10/10/2008 3:45:42 PM PDT · by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American · 13 replies · 1,479+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ronald Kessler
    As the media turns over every rock in the past of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, there has been shockingly little vetting of Barack Obama’s background. Although candidates should not be judged solely by their behavior as adolescents, an examination of their overall past is fair and important, especially as we pick our next president. And former schoolmates can help provide character clues, such as the former Obama schoolmate who told Newsmax that she is surprised he is running for president.
  • Palin Helps McCain With Christian Voters

    09/29/2008 8:30:49 PM PDT · by curth · 3 replies · 253+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | 9/29/2008 | Deal W. Hudson
    Palin Helps McCain With Christian Voters By Deal W. Hudson 09/29/2008 The evening Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at the Republican National Convention a cry went up from the floor so loud, so thunderous, that you would have thought you were at the Super Bowl. This was the sound of Christian voters, the ground troops of the GOP, expressing their relief that John McCain had embraced one of their own. Immigration aside, Christian voters have no serious problem with Mr. McCain's record. They have had a problem with a candidate who did not associate with them. Over the years, Mr. McCain...
  • UD persusasion expert gives debate edge to McCain

    09/28/2008 7:02:16 PM PDT · by curth · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 9/27/2008 | William Hershey
    UD persusasion expert gives debate edge to McCain By William Hershey | Saturday, September 27, 2008, 02:15 PM In presidential debates, what counts is not just what the candidates say but how they say it. Randy Sparks, a persuasion expert at the University of Dayton, gave Republican John McCain a slight edge over Democrat Barack Obama in the second category in their debate on Friday, Sept. 26. McCain over and over made the same point, simply and clearly, that Obama does not understand the complex issues facing a president, said Sparks, associate professor of marketing. “The cumulative effect of that...
  • Fly Over Country (cartoon)

    09/23/2008 6:20:58 AM PDT · by curth · 8 replies · 197+ views
    [url=http://www.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?00d5957057.jpg][img]http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.00d5957057.jpg[/img][/url]
  • Orlando Sentinel Report On Sarah At The Villages

    09/21/2008 5:41:24 PM PDT · by curth · 13 replies · 126+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/21/2008 | Jim Stratton
    Sarah Palin visits The Villages Jim Stratton | Sentinel Staff Writer 7:37 PM EDT, September 21, 2008 THE VILLAGES - With thousands of supporters packing the streets and sidewalks of this massive retirement community, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday that she and John McCain would reform Washington, put America on the path to energy independence and nurse a struggling economy back to health. Palin, who has become a Republican phenomenon, also slipped comfortably into the role of political hit man, stoking the cheering crowd with jabs at Democrat Barack Obama. Obama "likes to point the finger of blame," she...
  • McCain Rally In Scranton?

    09/20/2008 3:03:34 PM PDT · by curth · 6 replies · 99+ views
    9/20/2008 | Curth
    McCain was scheduled to appear in Scranton, PA this coming Monday morning,with Cindy. However, this event is no longer listed at johnmccain.com. http://www.wnep.com/Global/story.asp?S=9032827
  • Ratings For Hannity/Sarah Interview

    09/20/2008 2:27:51 PM PDT · by curth · 5 replies · 135+ views
    9/20/2008 | curth
    Has anyone seen or know how to find the TV ratings for the Hannity TV show with the Sarah interviews?
  • Iraqi Army Surging Ethics Training

    09/18/2008 4:18:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq Public Affairs Office
    BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Army wants every Iraqi Soldier to receive ethics training just like he receives marksmanship or drill and ceremony training. Since 2003, the primary focus for the Iraqi Army has been building the force. Getting Soldiers trained to fight took precedence over many other military functions. Iraqis came from all locations and all walks of life to join the fight to secure their country from terrorists. Every one of those Soldiers brought a unique set of values with him: personal values, family values, community values and religious values. Creating a culture of ethical behavior means that each...
  • Palin reports throw curve to campaign (Double standard Alert!)

    09/03/2008 12:47:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies · 113+ views
    Boston ^ | Septembr 3, 2008 | Michael Kranish
    ST. PAUL - John McCain's campaign hoped that the five days between the introduction of Sarah Palin as his running mate and her high-stakes speech tonight to the Republican National Convention would let it weave a narrative about the Alaska governor as a kindred maverick reformer who shares McCain's disdain for pork barrel projects and political corruption.[snip] McCain told reporters yesterday that "the vetting process was completely thorough" and gave a vote of confidence to Palin. However, campaign officials have acknowledged that they limited their vetting in Alaska because they wanted to keep the possible selection of Palin a secret.
  • Liberal media hate Sarah Palin (who knew?)

    08/31/2008 11:45:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 77 replies · 802+ views
    Kansas City Voices ^ | August 31, 2008 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Think the liberal mainstream media don't like the thought of Sarah Palin becoming president? Check out the editorials blasting John McCain's choice as vice president on the GOP ticket: The New York Times: "Governor Palin’s lack of experience, especially in national security and foreign affairs, raises immediate questions about how prepared she is to potentially succeed to the presidency. That really is the only criterion for judging a candidate for vice president." The Los Angeles Times: "In Palin, who is just halfway through her first term as governor, McCain has found an ardent opponent of abortion rights who won't provoke...
  • STUDY EXAMINES THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND STUDENTS WHO DON’T CHEAT

    08/16/2008 10:35:29 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 719+ views
    Ohio State University ^ | Aug 16, 2008 | Jeff Grabmeier
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While many studies have examined cheating among college students, new research looks at the issue from a different perspective – identifying students who are least likely to cheat. The study of students at one Ohio university found that students who scored high on measures of courage, empathy and honesty were less likely than others to report their cheating in the past – or intending to cheat in the future Moreover, those students who reported less cheating were also less likely to believe that their fellow students regularly committed academic dishonesty. People who don’t cheat “have a more...
  • What Ever Happened to . . . ?

    08/04/2008 7:54:07 PM PDT · by DustyMoment · 11 replies · 148+ views
    DustyMoment | 4 August, 2008 | DustyMoment
    . . . honor, integrity, honesty, ethics, morals, character, judgement? Recently, rumors at the company where I work have started proving true. Our building will be sold and the manufacturing facility sold to another company. Something new; unusual? Market downturn? No, not really. Just greed. Greed likely performed by an officer of the company who thought it would be okay to misreport our earnings. In other words, they "cooked the books". I'm sure they thought that no harm would come as a result of lying; it made their quarterly earnings look better than they were and earned them a higher...
  • Why Manhood is Vanishing

    07/13/2008 4:38:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 195+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2008 | Kevin McCullough
    Two political icons that cast considerable shadows led the headlines this week. One for his desire to return to the lynchings of the slavery era - through literal castration, the other for his enormous generosity, sense of fair play, and kindness. On Father's Day 2008, when Barack Obama claimed that any "fool" could have child he could have easily addressed those comments directly to the Rev. Jesse Jackson. When Obama also claimed it took a "man" to raise a child, he would have been hard pressed to find a more brilliant example than former press secretary Tony Snow. One had...
  • Key Characteristics of Great Leaders - Part II

    06/25/2008 11:27:53 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 2 replies · 67+ views
    ChrisBanescu.com ^ | 6/25/2008 | Chris Banescu
    Here are some additional qualities that embody superior leadership. Great leaders surround themselves with greatness. They actively seek out the best possible people and hire them to fill all key positions within their organizations. Great leaders know that surrounding themselves with excellence is a direct reflection on their own character, abilities, and effectiveness as leaders. They understand that their own success and the success of their organizations depend mostly on hiring and promoting the best qualified, ethical, skilled, responsible, mature, and productive people and giving them the proper resources, authority, and freedom to do what’s needed for the long-term benefit...
  • Nicodemus Christians

    05/27/2008 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 7 replies · 77+ views
    Daily Herescope ^ | May 24, 2008 | Anton Bosch
    "He Who Came to Jesus By Night" By Anton Bosch We all know the story about Nicodemus who visited Jesus under the cover of darkness in John 3 and to whom Jesus spoke about being born again and to whom Jesus uttered the famous John 3:16. It is interesting to note that Nicodemus is mentioned three times in John’s Gospel. In addition to the well-known passage in John 3, he is also mentioned in chapters 7 and 19. He is the only man by that name in the Bible and there can be little confusion about who he was. His...
  • Man Finds $140,000, Turns It In To Cops

    04/10/2008 12:37:40 PM PDT · by Dallas · 82 replies · 272+ views
    (CBS) It was a tempting sight for struggling landscaper Eli Estrada: a bag filled with $140,000 on a Cerritos street. There was his credit card debt, upcoming wedding and making ends meet with his artificial grass and landscaping business. But turning it over to Long Beach police last month was the right thing to do, he said. The 40-year-old Estrada admits that some days "I think I was nuts," but he adds, "I know in my gut that to keep that money would be wrong." The Bank of America money bag was lost March 11 by Brinks Armored truck drivers. The...
  • McCain hammers "dishonest" Obama on national security (& calls Dean a pig)

    04/03/2008 10:41:07 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 128 replies · 107+ views
    Agence France Press via Yahoo News ^ | 4/3/09 | AFP reporter
    53 minutes ago (at time of posting this thread) WASHINGTON (AFP) - Republican John McCain Thursday portrayed his possible Democratic presidential election rival Barack Obama as a national security neophyte who was dishonestly misrepresenting him on Iraq. Intensifying his assault, McCain questioned Obama's plan to leave a "strike force" of US troops in the Middle East after an eventual withdrawal from Iraq, and accused him of being "disingenuous" about his own Iraq stance. [SNIP] "I think somebody ought to ask what in the world he's talking about, especially since he has no experience or background at all in national security...
  • A Good Deal of Credit to McCain for Stopping a Bad Deal

    03/10/2008 6:23:27 PM PDT · by sagmanagain · 101 replies · 1,672+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/10/2008 | David Freddoso
    In 2001, the United States Air Force wanted to begin replacing 500 of its aging refueling planes. The plan began with a sweetheart deal, buried in the fine print of the 2002 defense-authorization bill. The Air Force was to lease 100 Boeing fuel tankers at a cost of $26 billion — $6 billion more than the cost of buying them outright, according to an estimate by the White House Office of Management and Budget. If that sounds like a bad deal, it’s because it was. It never occurred, thanks to loud and persistent protests from Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.)....
  • Good News on the Law: The new rules of real estate

    02/29/2008 7:52:32 PM PST · by LikeLight · 61 replies · 213+ views
    Good News Daily ^ | 02/29/2008 | Steve Bloom
    Do you know the three essential rules of real estate? Can you name all three? Well, the answer you’re probably thinking of is that most famous of all real estate axioms: Location, location and location! But with the big ugly mortgage lending and housing foreclosure mess continuing to drive so many homeowners to the brink of financial ruin, I’m proposing a new and better answer: Integrity, integrity and integrity! You’ve no doubt heard terms like “subprime lending” and “teaser rates” and “no doc loans” and “real estate bubble” used as easy catch phrases to explain what went wrong in our...
  • Bankers must take long-term view of their reputation

    01/25/2008 1:45:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 86+ views
    Times of London ^ | 01/25/08 | Antonia Senior
    Bankers must take long-term view of their reputation Antonia Senior: Business commentray The word banker never used to be an insult. It once stood for a pillar of the community, a captain of capitalism. But bankers’ reputations have soured as their bonuses have bloated. You cannot condemn an entire industry on the reputation of one rogue trader. But the £3.7 billion hit to Soc Gen from Jérôme Kerviel’s bad bets comes at an extraordinary time for the banking world. That hit pales beside the £67 billion writedowns that the banks have taken on their exposure to sub-prime debt so far....
  • The "dirt" on Fred!! (and every other 2008 candidate)

    01/15/2008 8:13:25 AM PST · by militem · 33 replies · 45+ views
    The Skeleton Closet All the Dirt on All the Candidates for President --Since 1995-- Because character DOES matter. You've come to the right place for dirt, attitude and opinionated character reviews of all the presidential candidates. Candidates In 2008 John Edwards -- Mike Huckabee -- Mitt Romney -- Rudy Giuliani -- Hillary Clinton -- Ron Paul -- Fred Thompson -- Barack Obama -- John McCain -- Bill Richardson -- Dennis Kucinich -- Wesley Clark -- Ralph Nader -- Joe Biden -- Newt Gingrich -- Alan Keyes
  • MIKE HUCKABEE ON TV ALL THIS WEEK

    11/27/2007 7:11:29 PM PST · by Tucker39 · 50 replies · 264+ views
    Kenneth Copeland Ministries ^ | 11-27-07 | Tucker39
    "Join Kenneth Copeland and his special guest Governor Mike Huckabee as they take a unique look at their life experiences and explore two foundational teachings: The Need for Character and Integrity and The Integrity of Character."
  • Hillary Clinton has only herself to blame

    11/25/2007 5:44:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 83 replies · 55+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 25, 2007 | MIchael Goodwin
    Way back in 1992, when Hillary and Hubba Bubba first burst onto the national scene, many Americans expressed doubts about their honesty and integrity. Clintonesque, parsing, the definition of "is" - those and other phrases became polite shorthand ways of accusing a Clinton of lying. Fast forward to last week, to fresh proof that the charge is still political dynamite. If Sen. Clinton loses the nomination because of the honesty gap, she can't say she wasn't warned. Indeed, one of the mysteries of the Democratic race so far is why she fell into a predictable trap. She and her team,...
  • Breaking News - Fox News overrun by Drama Queens

    11/04/2007 4:29:38 AM PST · by BigAlPro · 129 replies · 328+ views
    Helvitorial.com ^ | November 4, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    Is it just me or are we all getting pretty tired of FNC’s abuse of “Breaking News” and “News Alerts”? It amazes me that you can’t watch one day’s worth of programming on America’s “fair and balanced” network without being assaulted by these false overtures. The producers at the FNC must think we are the dumbest viewers in the history of television news. The recent fires in Southern California provided almost every anchor on Fox with the opportunity to over-dramatize the events of the day. I’ve never seen so many “Breaking News” reports on one story in my life. And...
  • Silent partner speaks out (Mrs. Jeri Thompson)

    10/07/2007 5:29:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies · 2,531+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 7, 2007 | Susan Frick Carlman
    Recent months have seen Jeri Thompson painted a variety of ways in the press, from doting mom to trophy wife. The wife of GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson says she knew that would happen, but because she has given few interviews, it can be hard to tell who she really is. The Naperville Sun had an opportunity to get to know the 41-year-old Naperville native. She sat down for an interview before attending a major Chicago fund-raiser. The former Jeri Kehn lived in one of Naperville's downtown neighborhoods with her mom and stepdad, Vicki and Ron Keller. She graduated from...
  • Integrity Statement on House of Bishops’s New Orleans Declaration

    09/25/2007 8:10:49 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 119+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 9/25/07 | Posted by Kendall Harmon
    NEW ORLEANS—The members of Integrity have prayed unceasingly for their bishops as they met this week to consider a response to the primates' communiqué. The bishops were pressured by the Archbishop of Canterbury and other international guests to comply with the primate's demands. The bishops struggled mightily amongst themselves to achieve a clear consensus on how to respond. Integrity is gratified that the final response from the House of Bishop declined to succumb to the pressure to go backwards, but rather took some significant steps forward. We are encouraged by their strong language against the incursions of uninvited bishops into...
  • Trophy Wife Competition?

    09/10/2007 10:03:23 AM PDT · by Former Farmer · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Contenders for the GOP Presidential nomination bring not only the positions they espouse, but the additional spouses they have espoused. Does anyone have trophy wife bios and photos and stories of succession? This exploration is not totally even - Romney cannot enter, and Rudy can enter more than once - but in a campaign this long it would be interesting to know how our candidates walk the walk, and who walks with them.
  • Boston Globe's 7 pieces on Romney- A Pretty Good Endorsement

    07/02/2007 8:17:55 AM PDT · by jbonham76 · 4 replies · 175+ views
    www.mymanmitt.com ^ | 7/01/07 | Jason Bonham
    I finally had a chance to sit down and read the Globes 7 piece story on Mitt Romney. It's worth a read if you have the time. Long, but full of details. Before reading it what struck me, was the Boston Globe does a 7 article piece on Romney, and the most negative thing the public can take away from it is that Romney strapped a dog carrier to the top of his car. You would think with a paper owned by the NYTimes that has a penchant for negative stories on Romney, a little more could have been unearthed,...
  • Cargo Cult Science

    04/03/2007 8:21:30 PM PDT · by sig226 · 19 replies · 815+ views
    Caltech Commencement Address ^ | 1974 | Richard Feynman
    During the Middle Ages there were all kinds of crazy ideas, such as that a piece of rhinoceros horn would increase potency. Then a method was discovered for separating the ideas--which was to try one to see if it worked, and if it didn't work, to eliminate it. This method became organized, of course, into science. And it developed very well, so that we are now in the scientific age. It is such a scientific age, in fact that we have difficulty in understanding how witch doctors could ever have existed, when nothing that they proposed ever really worked--or very...