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  • Liberal Scholars Agree: The Bible Forbids Homosexuality

    04/29/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    BarbWire ^ | 4-29-14 | Jeff Allen
    Some time ago, a lesbian living in Canada viewed a few of my YouTube videos on the subject of homosexuality, and a lengthy debate ensued. We went back and forth discussing all of the oft-repeated and ridiculous homosexual talking points. Our conversations also included an examination of the New Testament’s teachings about homosexuality. I shared the traditional and obvious scriptural prohibitions against all types of same-sex behavior. My lesbian debate opponent, on the other hand, provided the typical contortionist interpretations of biblical sexuality. And no matter how comprehensive or meticulous my explanations, she was completely convinced (deceived) that the New...
  • Integrity Lives

    04/11/2014 7:16:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The screeching polarization of American political and cultural life in recent years is exacting a toll. Debate has been debased. Contempt and hatred for those with opposing views is now the norm. While some on the right have criticized their own side -- think of Rick Perry and Jeb Bush challenging immigration opponents, or conservative columnists taking on some talk radio hosts -- liberals have been shamefully silent about the excesses committed by Democrats. That's why it gives me particular pleasure to report that two liberal columnists have recently defied this trend. One is my old friend and sparring partner...
  • John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

    01/23/2014 9:28:40 AM PST · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Brett & Kate McKay
    According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.” As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute. Unmatched in the cockpit, his mind was also without rival. He was not simply a warrior of combat, but a warrior-engineer and warrior-philosopher. When he was 33, he wrote “Aerial Attack Study,” which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the “bible of air...
  • WebMD received almost 5 million bucks for feds to promote Obamacare

    11/13/2013 6:41:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    A performer who pays for good reviews from critics usually isn't any good, and that would seem to be the case for Obamacare, too. Except that it is the taxpayers, not the performer laying out the bribe money, and the magnitude of the bribe dwarfs even the most lavish junkets offered by Hollywood. The Washington Times has a blockbuster exclusive story: Two months before enrollment began in the Obamacare exchanges, the administration's top health care official heaped praise on WebMD for launching an online resource to help Americans navigate the complex law. The consumer health care site had the occasional...
  • Rabbi finds $98,000 in desk bought off Craigslist

    11/12/2013 7:00:03 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 11, 2013
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., A Connecticut rabbi who purchased a desk for less than $200 on Craigslist said he found $98,000 in cash hidden inside. Rabbi Noah Muroff of New Haven said he and his wife brought the desk home and discovered it would not fit through the door of their office without being disassembled, WTNH-TV, New Haven, reported Monday. "Behind the drawers there is this plastic bag, like a shopping," Muroff said. "In the bag, I could already see through the bag, it looks like a one hundred dollar bill. "We open it up and it's full of cash. And...
  • FAVORITE WESTERNS (Reminders of Yesteryear) (VANITY)

    10/08/2013 9:00:31 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 85 replies
    self | October 8, 2013 | self
    After many long days of painful, maddening, and sickening news, our family has been enjoying evening trips back to the thrilling days of yesteryear via the DVD time machine. Old TV shows have reinforced our remembrance of how America used to be, both during the times the shows were made and the stories of the wild west and America's "Manifest Destiny." It's been wonderful to go back in time, to re-visit stories of men who were for the most part valiant, courageous, honorable, full of integrity, law-abiding, and steadfast, and of women who were for the most part gracious, kind,...
  • What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity – Part III: How to Stop the Spread

    08/13/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    artofmanliness.com ^ | 12 August, 2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    Welcome back to our series on what weakens our integrity and how to strengthen it. Thus far we have discussed how we decide to commit a dishonest act, and how the distance between that act and its consequences can increase our ability to rationalize immorality as acceptable behavior. Today we are going to discuss another important factor that influences our comfort level with dishonest decisions: seeing other people make them. Dishonesty as a Social Contagion As psychology professor Dan Ariely explored the nature and motivations for dishonesty, he found himself wondering whether it might spread from person to person like...
  • Congress Exempt from Obamacare in Last-Minute Deal

    08/05/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies
    CBN News ^ | 5 Aug 13 | CBN
    Senators, representatives, and their top aides will be able to stay under the current subsidized health care system. That means they will continue to get a taxpayer-funded contribution to help pay for their health care premiums. A last-minute deal worked out before Congress went on their five-week summer vacation gets lawmakers out of the original language of Obamacare, which said members and their aides had to use its health care plans. Republicans like Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana slammed the move, calling it a "behind-closed-doors deal, announced right after Congress is safely away from the crime scene." "This is exactly...
  • Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's Birth

    01/18/2013 11:07:15 AM PST · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 18, 2013 | Dan Miller
    This is a "revised and extended" re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee's death. It celebrates the two hundred and sixth anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. Today, January 18th, is also Lee - Jackson Day in Virginia, as proclaimed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell. We have changed as a nation, often not for the better.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of his type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those...
  • The Four Words That Prove Sarah Palin Is A HICK

    12/31/2012 9:40:07 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 53 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I adapted this piece from this graphic found at Facebook.
  • Schultz expects more voter fraud arrests in Iowa

    11/22/2012 6:13:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | DAVID PITT
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top elections administrator is vowing to continue to ferret out fraud and to push lawmakers for a voter ID law. Secretary of State Matt Schultz says the voter fraud cases resulting in arrests so far are only the beginning. Three more cases involving a Bosnian citizen living in Clive and two Canadians who were living in Shenandoah were announced on Wednesday. They are charged with election fraud for registering and voting in Iowa without U.S. citizenship. Two Canadian citizens and a citizen of Mexico and two convicted felons who allegedly registered to vote also have been charged. Schultz says it's likely more arrests will come as the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division works through a list of more than 1,200 people he believes registered to vote without citizenship.</p>
  • General Petraeus on leadership (His views on truth)

    11/13/2012 9:05:24 PM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | March 5, 2010: 4:55 AM ET | Interview by Brian O'Keefe
    (snip) When you’re evaluating yourself, what qualities do you try to focus on? Petraeus: On every bit of guidance I give, the last instruction is: Learn and adapt. We also work very hard on [being] **first with the truth**. That’s a powerful admonition: First of all, we’re going to **tell the truth**. We’re not going to put lipstick on pigs. We’re going to be absolutely **100% forthright** and **brutally honest** with — not just with ourselves and with our subordinates and our superiors — but **with the press**. The credibility of leaders is of enormous importance. How do you identify...
  • Raddatz Visited Biden at His Residence in March

    10/12/2012 7:47:50 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/12/12 | Daniel Halper
    White House records reveal that the moderator of last night's vice presidential debate, Martha Raddatz, visited Vice President Joe Biden at his official residence on March 26, 2012. Raddatz is an employee of ABC News. As the records show, that day Raddatz visited the VPR (or, the vice president's residence) for a "Women's History Month Reception." That record was released on June 29, 2012. According to Biden's schedule released the day before the event, "the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will host a reception in honor of Women’s History Month at the Naval Observatory." There appears to be no...
  • Obama Out of Context (Cartoons)

    07/19/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Tumbler ^ | July 19, 2012 | Tim Van Damme
  • Obama’s Classified Leaks Are Probably Not Prosecutable

    06/13/2012 5:57:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 13, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In my post over the weekend about the folly of pushing for a special prosecutor on the Obama administration’s intelligence leaks to the New York Times, I argued that holding the president politically accountable is far more important than indicting the leakers; therefore, Congress should do its job and shine intense light on this scandal rather than abdicate to a criminal investigation — ultimately supervised by Obama and his attorney general — which would simply bury it. Among the points I made was that the criminal case is probably a loser anyway: The lesson here — of far more political...
  • From Man Alive! - "The integrity of art."

    04/15/2012 11:23:32 AM PDT · by Greg Swann
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 8. The integrity of art. The universe is internally self-consistent. This is what we mean when we say it “makes sense” – the laws of nature are comprehensible to us because they are all consistent with each other, all superficially differentiated manifestations of the law of identity. This is actually a matter of controversy right now in theoretical physics, where the self-consistency of the universe and humanity’s seemingly uncanny adaptation to it are held to be evidence – in the mother of all We-Now-Know-We-Know-Nothing theories –...
  • Caesar Tyrannus Obama, I Will Not Submit

    03/15/2012 5:33:25 AM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Barbhardt,Biz ^ | March 14, AD 2012 11:09 PM MST | Ann Barnhardt
    The Obama Regime has mandated that Americans MUST fund abortion by exactly one dollar per month. This is done by mandating that the service commodity of health insurance must be purchased as a condition of lawful residency in the United States. Caesar Tyrannus Obama, I will not submit. Attached as a separate surcharge to every health insurance policy that covers abortion (and TRUST that the regime will soon mandate abortion coverage - just as they have done with contraception, sterilization and abortifacients) will be an "abortion surcharge" of $1.00 per month, to be billed as a separate transaction from the...
  • Free Republic Gets Results! Fox's Greta to Boycott Media Dinner Over Palin Sex Slurs Comic

    03/08/2012 4:55:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 121 replies
    Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Kristinn
    Fox News host Greta Van Susteren announced this evening that she will be boycotting the 68th annual Radio and Television Congressional Correspondents' Dinner over the selection of a comic to headline the dinner who has repeatedly attacked Sarah Palin using vile sexual terms.Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott. The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so....
  • The Injustice Done to Joe Paterno

    01/31/2012 8:44:20 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2012 | Michael Novak
    When the hundreds of thousands of Penn State alumni hear the name JoePa, they think of moral leadership, of the kind of person they aspire to be. Of his warmth, his fatherliness, his steadiness, and his granite character. Joe Paterno was for hundreds of thousands of alumni the very model of the moral ideal of Western humanism. Hundreds of thousands of alumni think a huge injustice was committed against JoePa by the board of trustees, and they have emphatically expressed their sentiments to the new interim president of Penn State during his coast-to-coast series of alumni meetings to damp down...
  • Florida runners donate medals, trophy to disqualified foes

    11/24/2011 6:05:47 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/23/2011 | Cameron Smith
    In one of the more generous incidents in recent prep sports memory, a Florida girls cross country team voluntarily gave up their runners-up medals and trophy to a school which they felt deserved them more, and they did so entirely of their own volition, without any influence of a coach or other adult.
  • Does Cain have Palin's Conservative Credentials?(Vanity)

    10/25/2011 9:01:39 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 48 replies
    Randy | Randy Larsen
    This "Cain Train" took off right after Sarah Palin decided she would not run for the Republican nomination for president. Since then I've noticed that Herman Cain fears no one to the right of him and seems to cherish the fight with those he considers to be to his left(politically speaking). Do you think that Herman Cain is the (CAIN+PALIN) express because of his conservative values? Can Herman Cain win if Palin won't endorse a candidate in the primaries? Do you believe Herman Cain has proven to be equal or better than Palin as a conservative? Finally, Why as Herman...
  • Stealing the Election of 2012 (Dem voter fraud)

    06/10/2011 7:51:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 10, 2011 | Roger Hedgecock
    Americans take the integrity of our elections for granted. Every citizen has an equal right to vote, and every vote cast is counted. Rubbish. The voter rolls of this country are stuffed with illegal aliens, felons and dead people, who not only vote, they vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Citizens in uniform serving overseas, who might vote Republican, are routinely denied the right to vote when ballots are mailed "too late" to be returned in time to count. When a Republican wins a close race, uncounted ballots are "found" in the backseat of a Democrat poll worker's car. American elections are getting...
  • Horne: Obama wants illegal immigrants to vote in Arizona

    06/11/2011 7:56:44 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | June 11, 2011
    Horne acknowledged that a brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case to be heard next month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers around the agency’s argument that Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship to register is pre-empted by federal law. But Horne, a Republican, told Capitol Media Services he sees something more sinister. “I think the motive is that the more illegals that vote, the better the Obama administration thinks it will do,’’ he said. As proof, Horne pointed out that the Department of Justice did not file its friend of the court brief...
  • Integrity and Attribution: Obama's Foreign Contribution and Campaign Finance Fraud, The Timeline

    04/21/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/21/11 | Pamela Geller
    Here's an update to yesterday's piece on "doing the right thing"........ which was a big thank you kiss to Tom Blumer, editor of the leading business blog, Bizzy Blog, and a PJM contributor. The foreign contribution story I broke in July 2008 took months to pull together. It is irritating to listen to people justify what amounts to an intellectual theft. It is wrong. Not only did we go through thousands of pages of FEC douments, but I followed up with David Keene (yes, Grover's boy) in 2008 as well. He was the President of the ACU, and I implored...
  • Total Commitment [Catholic caucus]

    03/28/2011 3:02:28 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/27/11 | Stu Walker
    In the bathroom of their home, Tim and Nicole have a sign which reads, “Gratitude — Always remember to count your blessings.” Due to the slow economy, Tim, like many Americans, was laid off — in July of 2009. So, what’s to be grateful about in that? Well, Nicole still had her job full time, as media specialist for Akin Road Elementary School in Farmington, MN, a short distance from Faribault. And Tim had the unemployment compensation benefits (though they are scheduled to run out the end of this month). Then one morning, Tim got a phone call from his...
  • Gates: Scouting Instills Principles, Integrity, Honor

    03/04/2011 5:03:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 43 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    DALLAS, March 4, 2011 – Recalling his own experience as an Eagle Scout, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates last night praised scouting for instilling principles, integrity and honor in tomorrow’s leaders. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks former President George W. Bush after he is introduced during the Circle Ten Council Friends of Scouting dinner in Dallas, March 3, 2011. Gates, a former Eagle Scout, gave a keynote speech. DOD photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates was the keynote speaker at a Circle Ten Council Friends of Scouting dinner here. The secretary told...
  • WOLF: Organized medical fraud in Wisconsin

    02/25/2011 6:24:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2011 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    “Primum nil nocere.” First, do no harm. This bedrock principle in medicine is a foreign language to most politicians and, sadly, to some Wisconsin doctors, who have violated their oath and the public trust as they have defrauded Wisconsin taxpayers. Several University of Wisconsin family physicians donned their sacred white coats and were caught distributing fraudulent “sick notes” free for the asking quite literally by the boxful - I wonder who paid for that printing - to teachers and others who skipped work to engage in political protest at the state Capitol in Madison. Whatever the merits of the teachers’...
  • Abe Lincoln, the NOBAMA

    01/31/2011 12:38:07 PM PST · by Wicket · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | n/a
    Author Joe Wheeler, historian and scholar, brings to the pages of this insightful book the knowledge gleaned from over ten years of study and more than sixty books on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Skillfully weaving his own narrative with direct quotes from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from other Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly friendly rendition of Lincoln's life, faith, and courage.
  • It Don't Cost Nuthin'

    01/19/2011 11:24:34 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 18 replies
    email | unknown | Paul Bear Bryant
    At a Touchdown Club meeting many years ago, Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant told the following story: I had just been named the new head coach at Alabama and was off in my old car down in South Alabama recruiting a prospect who was supposed to have been a pretty good player, and I was having trouble finding the place. Getting hungry, I spied an old cinderblock building with a small sign out front that simply said "Restaurant." I pull up, go in, and every head in the place turns to stare at me. Seems I'm the only white fella in...
  • Republicans introduce bill to eliminate presidential 'czars'

    01/06/2011 1:56:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 149 replies
    Republicans introduce bill to eliminate presidential 'czars' By Michael O'Brien - 01/06/11 04:15 PM ET A group of House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to rein in the various "czars" in the Obama administration. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 28 other House Republicans introduced legislation to do away with the informal, paid advisers President Obama has employed over the past two years. The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration. The bill defines a czar as...
  • Where Has the Value and Integrity of Higher Education Gone

    12/22/2010 1:18:25 PM PST · by brucek43 · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/22/10 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Complacent conservatives not only have allowed our primary and secondary school systems to descend into the pits of liberal philosophies, but we have kept silent while our American colleges and universities wallow in mediocrity. “They [students] are not being given meaningful instruction, regarding the responsibilities of citizens, and they are certainly not being taught the benefits of moral restraint,” (p. 213) says author Jim Nelson Black in his outstanding book, “Freefall of the American University; How Our Colleges Are Corrupting the Minds and Morals of the Next Generation.” As parents and grandparents struggle to get enough tuition dollars together, we...
  • Annals of honor (Jeremiah Denton, an American Hero)

    10/01/2010 6:27:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 1, 2010 | Scott Johnson
    One of the highlights of my experience writing for Power Line was meeting Leo Thorsness in the summer of 2008 when he came to town speaking on behalf of the McCain presidential campaign. Colonel Thorness had been "tied up" in the Hanoi Hilton with John McCain for six or seven years and was touring the country to support McCain. Colonel Thorsness is a recipient of the Medal of Honor for a mission he flew shortly before he was shot down and captured. Yet the bravery he displayed in captivity is on par with the heroics that earned him the Medal...
  • Hmmm: Palin sends out fundraising letter … for the RNC

    08/08/2010 3:20:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 196 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/6/10 | allahpundit
    Remember four months ago when she was demanding that they remove her name from an RNC fundraising invitation to donors? Some pol-watchers at the time took that as a sign that she was trying to distance herself from the Republican brand. (“Who wouldn’t want to be sort of seen as more of an outsider and that’s how she’s positioned herself.”) Fast-forward to today and suddenly she’s signing letters on their behalf. What gives? Two theories. One: She’s turned out to be such a good soldier and is so favorably disposed to Michael Steele that she’s willing to do a fundraising...
  • Did Lebron leave a $50 on the bedroom dresser?

    07/09/2010 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Dawebman · 24 replies
    LEBRON JAMES PLAYED ESPN LIKE A NEW YORK PIMP ARRANGING A DATE WITH THEIR PRIZE WHORE! The TV Dog-and-Pony Show that ESPN did with Lebron James' announcement of which NBA franchise would pay him the most money - or sell the most of their soul and future, had all the sleaze of a pimp and his John negotiating which NBA franchise would be his next whore. ESPN long ago flushed what little remaining thread of journalistic integrity it may have once had. Just like the Muslim Communist Clown now occupying the White House, the only question that remains is, "HOW...
  • NC Republican Party still part of the problem...

    North Carolina Republican Facebook page will instantly delete anything you say against them. As usual, their tactics mirror those of the Democratic establishment. Time to do away with all establishment politicians!
  • The GOP Needs Candidates with Backbone

    04/24/2010 3:29:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2010 | Karen Karacsony
    While recently attending a candidate forum, I heard a prominent Republican candidate answer a question about gay marriage with the declaration, "I don't think the government should have anything to do with marriage." Huh? Fellow Republicans, let us be clear: The government has a whole lot to do with marriage. After all, we do not purchase marriage licenses at our local 7-11, but instead receive them from a government office -- and only after governmental officials have received the proper fees and documentation to certify the marriage. In fact, if we were to view a California License and Certificate of...
  • No Sex Please, I'm Neal McDonough...

    04/01/2010 5:39:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 40 replies · 1,710+ views
    DeadLine Hollywood ^ | 1 April 2010 | Nikki Finke
    Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he plays, whether it's in Band of Brothers or Desperate Housewives. So when he was suddenly replaced with David James Elliott 3 days into the filming on ABC's new series Scoundrels earlier this week, there had to be a story behind the story. The move was officially explained as a casting change. But, in fact, McDonough was sacked because of his refusal to do some heated love scenes with babelicious star (and Botox pitchwoman) Virginia Madsen. The reason? He's a family man and a Catholic, and he's always made it...
  • Taking an Oath

    03/20/2010 3:02:58 PM PDT · by The Watcher · 24 replies · 550+ views
    Vanity ^ | Self
    Ok, I've started a site, one where I have publicly taken an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution. Against all threats, and even if it means personal loss or even targeting by those who would be our kings-by-right. Will you join me? We have a forum to discuss, and a blog to read and to publicly affirm an oath to the Constitution. I hope in the immediate future, to finalize the software so that the publicly taken oath is a database, searchable and displayable by name and location.
  • We ( journalists ) talk about policy because it's what we care about and cover

    03/14/2010 5:21:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 452+ views
    Morning Edition ^ | March 8th | Cokie Roberts (great pull quote)
    ROBERTS: Well, the Iraq war certainly played into it and people were very fed up with the Republican leadership. But the fact is that, you know, we here analyzing these elections tend to talk a lot about policy because it's what we care about and cover, but there is this tendency of both parties to overreach when they get all of the power - the - get both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. That was part of the reason, that sense that the Democrats were overreaching, in 1994, that they lost the House of Representatives then, after decades. But it was...
  • Fooling With the Data: From the 2000 Election to Climategate

    03/10/2010 9:06:30 PM PST · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 209+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 03-11-10 | stolinsky
    First we deconstructed law by disguising capricious decisions as “the law.” Then Democrats tried to deconstruct presidential elections by re-counting ballots until the “right” vote was obtained. Then leftists deconstructed the liberal arts by rewriting “history” to suit their agenda. Now activists are trying to deconstruct even the physical sciences by “correcting” climate data until the “right” result is obtained − that is, a result that justifies government regulation of every aspect of life
  • In Politics the “C” Word Always Matters.

    01/02/2010 9:11:01 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 17 replies · 1,287+ views
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 1-2-2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    In defense of Bill Clinton, their democrat president, the liberal media campaigned to convince Americans that character does not matter. In the midst of the Clinton scandals, I was shocked to hear even a minister say Clinton's affairs were a personal matter and did not affect his presidency. The media spin worked. An extraordinary man was featured on the Glenn Beck TV program, Jon Huntsman, founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Asked by Beck to share, Huntsman told a tale of amazing integrity. In the 80s, Huntsman sold his business for 54 million dollars. The buyer's lawyers were slow. In...
  • TSA nominee misled Congress about accessing confidential records

    01/02/2010 6:02:41 AM PST · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 486+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 31, 2009 | Robert O'Harrow Jr.
    The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by The Washington Post show. The disclosure comes as pressure builds from Democrats on Capitol Hill for quick January confirmation of Erroll Southers.... Southers, a former FBI agent, has described inconsistencies in his accounts to Congress as "inadvertent" and the result of poor memory of an incident that dates back 20 years. He said in a Nov. 20 letter to key senators that he had accepted full responsibility...
  • Christmas Reflections

    12/24/2009 9:49:29 AM PST · by joanie-f · 47 replies · 1,304+ views
    self | 24 December, 2009 | joanie-f
    Apologies to all of my FReeper friends for an extended absence from the forum. I have checked in now and then, and did not want to answer some pings and not others, so have merely participated in 'spectator mode' these past few months. I am offering the following as a Christmas wish for all of you -- some of whom I have known here for longer than ten years. Despite long silences over that time (often on both ends), I believe we all share a timeless common bond, formed by a love of country that will not die ... and...
  • Global Warming Fraud and the Future of Science

    11/28/2009 11:39:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 104 replies · 2,546+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    The East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) revelations come as no real surprise to anyone who has closely followed the global-warming saga. The Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) thesis, to give it its semi-official name, is no stranger to fraud. It would be no real exaggeration to state that it was fertilized with fraud, marinated in fraud, stewed in fraud, and at last served up to the world as prime grade-A fraud with nice side orders of fakery and disingenuousness. Damning as they may be, the CRU e-mails are merely the climactic element in an exhaustively long line. A short tour...
  • George W. Bush Visits Fort Hood, Wounded Soldiers (Obama visits Camp David)

    11/07/2009 6:32:19 AM PST · by maggief · 493 replies · 17,355+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 7, 2009
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) ― Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, visited wounded soldiers and their families near the site of the worst mass shooting on an Army post in the United States. The Bushes made their private visit to Fort Hood's Darnall Army Medical Center on Friday night. Bush spokesman David Sherzer said in an e-mail that the couple thanked Fort Hood's military leaders and hospital staff for the "amazing care they are providing."
  • YOU SEE AN ARMORED CAR DRIVE OFF, A LARGE BAG OF MONEY FALLS OUT. WHAT DO YOU DO?

    11/01/2009 10:54:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 107 replies · 3,480+ views
    No one saw the truck drive off, it left the alley between the bank and another business. You could pick up the cash and no one would see you. What should you do?
  • The Creative Integrity of William Golden

    10/11/2009 10:17:43 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 356+ views
    cartoonbrew.com ^ | 2009.10.09 | Amid Amidi
    Recently I revisited The Visual Craft of William Golden, a book published in the early-Sixties about the legendary CBS creative director. There is an essay in the book by CBS exec John Cowden that sheds light on Golden’s artistic integrity, and helps to explain why the advertising work created under his guidance remains to this day the strongest body of advertising ever created for a TV network. Golden’s world revolved around graphic design, illustration and advertising, but I find his experiences to be relevant to creative people working in any commercial field, and especially animation. For example, Cowden recounted how...
  • A Fitting Legacy for Teddy

    08/28/2009 1:03:46 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 16 replies · 1,850+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 28 August 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    What would make a fitting legacy for Ted Kennedy in the Senate? I think it would be the election of a Senator to take his place, who committed to the same great public ideas that Senator Kennedy spoke about, so often and passionately. Teddy often spoke of his dedication to and respect for the Constitution. This is to be expected where Sam Adams created the Sons of Liberty who threw the tea in Boston Harbor. And where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at, and later fired by, the Minutemen at Concord and Lexington. So, the person...
  • Nevada Public Integrity Complaint

    07/27/2009 3:30:54 AM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 194+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | July 27, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    This was filed with the following: State of Nevada Office of the Attorney General Southern Nevada Public Integrity Unit Office of Clark County District Attorney Office of the Clark County Managers Office July 27, 2009 page 1-2 Re: Las Vegas Township Constable Robert Gronauer On July 25, 2009 we had Las Vegas Township Constable Robert Gronauer on the Veterans In Politics Talk Show on All Talk Radio. Since the interview we have had several disturbing comments from our listeners. Mr. Gronauer made a statement that he has not had an Audit in over Eight years and he claims his office...
  • A Letter to Our Readers [By Katharine Weymouth of the Washington Post....]

    07/05/2009 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 741+ views
    A Letter to Our Readers By Katharine Weymouth Sunday, July 5, 2009 Dear Reader: I want to apologize for a planned new venture that went off track and for any cause we may have given you to doubt our independence and integrity. A flier distributed last week suggested that we were selling access to power brokers in Washington through dinners that were to take place at my home. The flier was not approved by me or newsroom editors, and it did not accurately reflect what we had in mind. But let me be clear: The flier was not the only...