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  • “Most Of The Words That Come Out Of My Mouth Are Invalid,” Pope Francis Suggests

    06/17/2016 4:49:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 66 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | June 17, 2016 | Admin
    Pope Francis said Thursday that the majority of the words that come “spilling” out of his mouth are invalid because most of the time he doesn’t understand that what he says is permanent. “We live in a culture of the provisional,” the Pontiff said, responding to a question about the “crisis of his pontificate.” Francis said he often doesn’t comprehend the importance of what he’s saying when speaking off-the-cuff, which he said is “indissoluble.” “Sadly in today’s pontificate, I don’t understand that what I say will have ramifications for not only my pontificate, but of the many pontificates to come,”...
  • Donald Trump: Mean Spirited GOP Won't Win Elections

    12/26/2015 3:11:05 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 123 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Ron Kessler
    Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. , The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax. Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says. "Republicans didn't have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians," the billionaire developer says. "The Democrats didn't have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them...
  • Gunman shot at Walmart in Pennsylvania

    12/12/2015 9:37:18 PM PST · by 1_Of_We · 47 replies ^ | 1:23 AM EST Dec 13, 2015 | Joe Sutton
    <p>Possibly a concealed carry person took care of business. Hopefully was warranted.</p>
  • Israeli breakthrough cancer drug helped cure Jimmy Carter’s cancer

    12/09/2015 12:24:37 PM PST · by dennisw · 31 replies
    timesofisrael. ^ | December 8, 2015 | Raoul Wootliff
    Researched and tested at Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Center, Keytruda fights tumors using the body’s natural immune system An Israeli-tested drug that tackles cancer through sophisticated manipulations of the body’s natural immune system was key in helping rid former US president Jimmy Carter of life-threatening tumors that developed after he was diagnosed with melanoma earlier this year. Researched in Israel by Professor Jacob Schachter of the Ella Institute for melanoma treatment and research at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Keytruda is part of a promising new class of drugs called immunotherapies, which harness the body’s immune system to...
  • Law enforcement flock to Waco for gang conference

    06/19/2015 10:00:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 158 replies
    KXXV-TV ^ | June 19, 2015 | Grant Hermes
    MCLENNAN COUNTY - Law enforcement officials from across the country met at McLennan Community College for four days for a private conference about policing the growth of motorcycle gangs. The conference, put on by the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association out of St. Louis, MO, was scheduled before the Twin Peaks shooting May 17 after investigators saw rising tensions between motorcycle gangs on the rise in Central Texas. "We do a considerable amount of talking about these confederations and coalitions... and try to make them understand a little bit the motives behind these is other than what they advertise,"...
  • NBC’s Richard Engel: Obama Statement Ironic Because Abdullah ‘Could Not Stand’ Him

    01/23/2015 1:43:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/23/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said on Friday that President Barack Obama‘s statement on the passing of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud was ironic and just an attempt at being polite because in reality, the late king “could not stand” President Obama. According to Engel, Saudi Arabia was against the “democratization” that the U.S. encouraged with its support for the Arab Spring and its opposition to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. “One of the big ironies here is that President Obama, in his statement, said how close he was to King Abdullah — King Abdullah did
  • I am done, whatever (VANITY)

    03/02/2014 3:13:23 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 441 replies
    I am done. This site has broken me. I am as staunch a conservative as you will find. After returning from Iraq, injured and upset, I turned here and found a welcoming community that shared my thoughts. I am a proud Gadsden Flag waiving man of the Tea Party movement. But because I don't think Sarah Palin is as historically important as other GOP women in the past, I am now considered an idiot, a RINO, ass-kisser and whatever negative connotation you can throw my way. This site has changed so much since that dictator want to be became President...
  • Video: Student stopped from distributing Constitutions on Constitution Day

    09/20/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    When I first heard about this video, I thought perhaps this took place at a high school, where free-speech restrictions sometimes can apply. Not so, though, and FIRE’s involvement makes that clear anyway. A student at Modesto Junior College in California decided to celebrate Constitution Day by handing out copies of a dangerously radical document, which was, er … the Constitution of the United States of America. You know, the one that includes the pesky prohibition against infringing on free speech.Readers can guess where this goes from there: This gets even more Orwellian than one might assume. After telling the...
  • The hipster renewalism of Hall & Oates

    08/12/2013 11:08:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies ^ | August 9, 2013 | Vera H-C Cha
    Hall & Oates has never won a Grammy but the No. 1 selling duo of all time has won something else: hipster respect. Putting aside those shoulder pads for a moment, Daryl Hall and John Oates looked like hand-picked opposites: The lanky blond Hall called himself the "more flamboyant" one, while the shorter dark-haired Oates — with his distinctive 'stache — embraced his role as "worker bee." But their union came from no design, except by the music gods: The Temple University students met in an elevator, both trying to duck a gunfight that had broken out at the Adelphi...
  • Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time

    06/19/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time An Indiana man was charged this week with the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, which the man says he cared for and rescued from the mud pit in which it was trapped. The former Department of Natural Resources employee, Jeffrey Henry, could face up to 60 days of jail time and a $500 fine as part of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Yahoo reports: As reported by WISH News 8, Henry had the bird in his home for 11 hours after several weeks of caring for the sick animal...
  • Islamic Kangaroo Court ... Man Attempts to Behead Judge in Court

    06/19/2013 7:06:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Saturday Tribune ^ | Saturday, 24 November 2012 | Muhammad Sabiu, Gusau
    • Man attempts to behead judge in court • To appear in court on Monday THERE was pandemonium on the premises of the City Higher Sharia Court, Kanwurin Sarki, Gusau in Zamfara State, as a 27-year-old man, Safiyanu Musa, stormed the court with a cutlass and attempted to behead the judge, Alhaji Hadi Sani Gusau. Eyewitnesses told the Saturday Tribune that Musa broke into the court session about 11.30 a.m. a few days ago charging at the judge and announcing his intention to kill him. The judge was said to have, in an earlier judgment a year ago, sentenced Musa...
  • Do you find it ironic that a black person (Melissa Harris-Perry) said this on a MSNBC promo?

    04/08/2013 1:27:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/8/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: "We have never invested as much in public education as we should have, because we've always have kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven't had a very collective notion of 'these are our children.' So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids BELONG to whole communities. Once it's everybody's responsibility, and not just the household's, then we start making better investments." BELONG? BELONG???? BELONG...
  • Red Cross sets up blood drive outside abortion clinic

    08/08/2012 4:16:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.8.2012 | Jean McCarthy
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 8, 2012 ( – Local pro-lifers are seeing red after they discovered a Red Cross blood drive was held outside an Ohio abortion clinic on Tuesday. Ruth Yorston, Director of Columbus Right to Life, was taken aback when the American Red Cross rolled onto the grounds of the facility and began its one-day blood drive. She said that when a Red Cross worker was told that abortions were performed at Complete Healthcare for Women, where the blood drive was set up on August 7, the worker was shocked. “I had no idea,” he responded. Yorston believes that...
  • (Marxist Che Guevara Cafe to Close Due to Lack of $$$) Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open

    09/21/2011 9:01:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | September 21, 2011 | Kristina Lee
    Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open SAN DIEGO -- A group of UCSD students is fighting to keep an eccentric landmark open. "It's that one last place at UCSD that sort of exudes that college atmosphere," said Alex Peterson, UCSD student. "It sort of represents the revolutionary, liberal, young college student." The Che Cafe opened in 1980 as a co-operative run by students and volunteers. It was named after Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an Argentinian doctor who was a major figure of the Cuban revolution. It's one of the oldest structures on campus. Built in 1960, the building was turned...
  • Personal Study: Gun manufacturer locations vs. Gun control legislation (2010 Stats)

    07/03/2011 11:01:28 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/03/2011 | Ard/Misc.
    Gun manufacturer locations vs. Gun control legislation (2010 Stats) Ratings: 1. Constitutional carry 2. Shall Issue 3. May Issue 4. Right Denied Except for PoliticiansU - Unrestricted (No Permit) handgun open carry W - handgun open carry With permit C - handgun open Carry in car as long as other requirements are met T - Tax on right to keep and bear Manufacturer State State Rating A-SQUARE COMPANY, LLC South Dakota 2UC Accu-Tek/Excel industries California 3U Airforce Airguns Texas 2C Alexander Arms Virginia 2UC American Spirit Arms Arizona 1UC ARES Incorporated Ohio 2U ArmaLite Illinois 4T Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Tennessee...
  • Prophetic Prog Rock? King Crimson - The Great Deceiver

    02/23/2011 7:48:05 PM PST · by Gasshog · 16 replies
    Me ^ | 2/23/2011 | Me
    From the 1974 album: "Starless and Bible Black" this song written over 35 years ago draws some interesting parallels to Obama. When you think about Obama's history and some of the things that define his personality, the words hit spot on in a quite unnerving fashion. Thats all I'm gonna say. Except. WHOOOooo Scary.
  • Obama’s Ironic Trip to Pennsylvania

    02/03/2011 3:42:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/3/11 | Jazz Shaw
    Following a brief delay for snowmageddon, President Obama visited the Keystone State today to continue his laser-like focus on jobs and the economy. The subject of his planned remarks? Making buildings more efficient through “green energy initiatives” funded by… you guessed it. You. Obama will announce a plan to improve energy efficiency in U.S. commercial buildings by offering businesses incentives to help pay for clean energy upgrades of offices, stores and other buildings. Obama’s push for the United States to build a green economy is part of a global race to dominate what is seen as a potentially huge industry...
  • Obama calls for compromise, won't budge on tax cuts (Oh the irony of this headline)

    11/06/2010 6:58:48 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 71 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/2010 | Kevin Cullom
    Days after Democrats received a self-described "shellacking" at the polls, President Obama called for an end to campaigning and an embrace of compromise. But he signaled no willingness to bend on the first challenge likely to face him
  • 5 ethanol plants cited for pollution

    10/12/2010 7:41:51 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    wahpeton daily news ^ | 10-12-10 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The push to produce more ethanol in Minnesota has come with a cost to the environment. Five ethanol plants in Minnesota have paid nearly $3 million in the past year for violating air and water quality standards. For example, Buffalo Lake Energy in Fairmont was fined for producing ethanol without a wastewater treatment system permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Another plant illegally discharged wastewater into a creek. Several have failed to regularly monitor emissions and discharges.
  • Cowardly Matador Arrested For Fleeing Ring (Mexico)

    06/15/2010 7:12:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 542+ views ^ | 15 Jun 2010 | Fiona Govan in Madrid
    Cowardly matador arrested for fleeing ring A Mexican matador was arrested for breaching his contract after losing his nerve and running from the bullring. Terrified Christian Hernandez dropped his red cape and ran from the charging bull during an event at the Plaza Mexico in Mexico City on Sunday. The 22-year-old vaulted over the protective wall at the side of the ring as the crowd hooted and whistled in derision. He was briefly persuaded back into the bullring by organisers but gave up before coming face to face with half-ton beast and skulked from the ring a second time. He...
  • A new low for health care bill?

    03/18/2010 5:05:01 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 9 replies · 452+ views ^ | Posted: 03/17/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT | By The Denver Post
    The U.S. Constitution is clear: For a bill to become law, it must pass both the House of Representatives and the Senate. If your side lacks the requisite votes, your agenda doesn't pass. Read more:
  • No love for Michael Moore's latest

    11/15/2009 5:45:45 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies · 1,440+ views
    Ny Post ^ | Nov.15, 2009
    <p>It's a little early to issue a death certificate for the career of Michael Moore -- but his latest film, "Capitalism: A Love Story," has grossed just $14 million in seven weeks of release.</p>
  • South Carolina vacation advertising campaign in Georgia

    06/26/2009 6:35:29 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 14 replies · 534+ views ^ | ongoing | State of SC
    South Carolina tourist campaign for neighboring states,
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-02-09 ("How do you feel about maintaining a friendship with a Republican?")

    01/02/2009 7:17:14 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 58 replies · 1,507+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 2, 2009 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    I'm an easy-going guy. I can be friends with most anyone. Like Will Rogers, I never met a man I didn't like. Well, I guess that's true, since I have never actually MET Bill Maher, Michael Moore, or Keith Olbermann--and even with Olbermann, if we can stick to baseball, maybe we could talk. But the feeling is not necessarily mutual with the DUmmies. Many of them simply HATE OUR GUTS! Witness this THREAD: "How do you feel about maintaining a friendship with a Republican?" DUmmies, don't hate me because I'm a Rethuglican! C'mon, sing with me: "Why can't we...
  • Scotland Yard's anti-gun chief hurt in gang attack (Gun-free utopia alert)

    11/24/2008 9:03:32 AM PST · by holymoly · 22 replies · 1,885+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 24 November 2008 | Grace Hammond
    A senior police officer was hit with a brick during an attack by a gang of four people – including a girl of 15 –it has been revealed. Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, who leads Scotland Yard's Operation Trident which tackles black gun crime, was assaulted while walking along the road with his wife and son. Two men abused the officer before hitting him on the back of the head with a brick. A scuffle followed, during which Mr Richardson, 49, blocked several blows with his arm and was hit in the back. The attack in West Molesey, Surrey, took place...
  • The Ironic IAEA

    02/25/2008 6:31:57 AM PST · by jdm · 1 replies · 107+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 25, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Mohammed ElBaradei has issued a new IAEA finding that states Iranian explanations of its nuclear activities -- with one glaring exception --are "consistent" with the agency's own findings. Danielle Pletka and Michael Rubin slam ElBaradai in today's Wall Street Journal for his agenda in assisting Iran in hiding the true nature of its nuclear activities, and of hiding behind his Nobel Peace Prize to do so: The report represents Mr. ElBaradei's best effort to whitewash Tehran's record. Earlier this month, on Iranian television, he made clear his purpose, announcing that he expected "the issue would be solved this year." And...
  • British Yachtsman who Counted on Global Warming to Cross Arctic Now Trapped by Ice

    09/04/2007 5:08:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 121 replies · 7,375+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 4, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    In one of the most hilarious cases of being tripped up by dubious scientific hype, British yachtsman Adrian Flanagan attempted to be the first to sail across the arctic north of Russia. He based his hope on the fact that he believed in the Global Warming propaganda that the arctic is rapidly losing its ice thus making his trip possible. One little problem. Cold cruel reality has crushed the Global Warming hype and now Flanagan's boat is trapped by ice in the arctic. To add to the irony, Flanagan who seems to be destined to go down in history as Wrong...
  • Lock of Che Guevara's Hair To Be Sold (Former CIA Operative Auctions Dead Commie Pig's Hair Locket)

    09/03/2007 2:14:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 624+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Sep 3, 12:51 PM ET | Yahoo! News
    Lock of Che Guevara's hair to be sold Mon Sep 3, 12:51 PM ET MIAMI - A former CIA operative and Cuban exile plans to auction what he says is a lock of Che Guevara's hair, snipped before the Argentinian revolutionary and friend of Fidel Castro was buried in 1967. Gustavo Villoldo, 71, was involved in Guevara's capture in the jungles of Bolivia, according to unclassified U.S. records and other documents. He plans to auction the hair and other items kept in a scrapbook since the joint CIA-Bolivian army mission 40 years ago. "It's time for me to put the...
  • MADD Award Winner Charged With DUI

    05/06/2007 10:49:21 PM PDT · by mathprof · 25 replies · 942+ views
    ap via yahoo ^ | 5/3/07 | STAFF
    A city police officer who recently received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been charged with drunken driving, authorities said. Specialist Charles Beebe's SUV was pulled over Wednesday in Aurora, Ind., after a motorist reported that he had forced two vehicles off the road, the arresting officer's report said. Beebe failed a field sobriety test and agreed to a chemical test. His blood-alcohol content was 0.08 percent, the point at which a motorist is considered legally drunk in Indiana, according to the arrest report. Beebe, 54, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lawrenceburg, Ind., and was released on $1,500...
  • Luzhkov Says Gay Parade Is 'Satanic'

    01/29/2007 3:08:19 PM PST · by A. Pole · 39 replies · 972+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Tuesday, January 30, 2007 | Carl Schreck
    Mayor Yury Luzhkov on Monday denounced gay rights parades as "satanic" and vowed that he would never allow such events to be held in the city. Speaking during a Russian Orthodox Church conference at the Kremlin, Luzhkov said the city would reject any application to hold a gay pride parade and crack down on anyone who chose to march in defiance of the ban, just as it did in 2006. "Last year, Moscow came under unprecedented pressure to sanction the gay parade, which can be described in no other way than as a satanic event," Luzhkov said in televised comments....
  • Jolie Picks Place On "Atlas"

    09/22/2006 3:18:25 AM PDT · by everitt12 · 32 replies · 767+ views
    Dark Horizons ^ | Sept 21 | Garth Franklin
    That rumour from the other month is now confirmed, Angelina Jolie is set to star in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's iconic tome "Atlas Shrugged" for Lionsgate reports Variety. Jolie, a longtime fan of Rand's, was eager to play the role of Dagney Taggart, the most powerful female character in any of Rand's books. A movie version of the Russian-born author's novel, which runs more than 1,100 pages, has been long in the making. For years, producer Al Ruddy tried to bring "Atlas Shrugged" to the bigscreen, attracting the interest of Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway along...
  • Woman Killed On Drive To See Dying Husband

    08/17/2006 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Sax · 4 replies · 214+ views
    WKMG ^ | 8/17/06 | WKMG Local 6 News
    COCONUT CREEK, Fla. -- A woman driving to see her dying husband in a hospital was killed after her car plunged into a canal, authorities said. The husband died about six hours later. Irma Charlot, 74, of Coconut Creek was driving to Northwest Medical Center in Margate about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when she lost control of her car, police said. She was pulled from the vehicle and rescue workers performed CPR . Charlot was pronounced dead at the same hospital where her husband of 47 years was. That afternoon, Jean Joseph Charlot, 80, died from kidney failure. Irma Charlot may...
  • Rumsfeld: Ironic That Zarqawi Dies on Eve of Iraq Government Successes

    06/08/2006 9:35:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 534+ views
    Defense News ^ | Kathleen T. Rhem
    Rumsfeld: Ironic That Zarqawi Dies on Eve of Iraq Government Successes By Kathleen T. RhemAmerican Forces Press Service behave in a way that assures the people of that country that they are, in fact, going to be fair to all elements of the society -- the Kurds, the Shiia, the Sunnis and others,” Rumsfeld said. Rumsfeld also said he was particularly impressed that Maliki proposed a reconciliation process and that he announced he would make it a top priority to deal with militia forces within Iraq to try to end violence there. “(Maliki has) demonstrated he’s the kind of...
  • In a Scientist's Fall, China Feels Robbed of Glory

    05/14/2006 8:41:10 PM PDT · by sully777 · 24 replies · 1,131+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: May 15, 2006 | By DAVID BARBOZA
    SHANGHAI, May 14 — Not very long ago, China saw itself as a nation on the verge of a technological breakthrough. But today, China appears shocked and shamed by a scandal that has already begun to tarnish that vision. It involves a top computer scientist, Chen Jin, who became a national hero in 2003 when he said he had created one of China's first digital signal processing computer chips, sophisticated microchips that can process digitized data for mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices. His milestone seemed to hold the promise of helping close the enormous gaps with the West...
  • Starring Role in ABC Drama Leaves Pr. George's Fuming(Commander in Chitlin's Swan Song)

    04/29/2006 6:39:34 AM PDT · by rmgatto · 7 replies · 420+ views
    Washington post ^ | 4/29/06 | Allison Klein and Ovetta Wiggins
    ABC's prime-time drama "Commander in Chief," starring Geena Davis as the president, ignited an explosion of anger in Prince George's County yesterday as community leaders denounced an episode as offensive and racist for portraying the county as crime-ridden and in need of a federal takeover. In the episode that aired Thursday night, called "Ties That Bind," Davis's character, Mackenzie Allen, watches a segment on the local news about civil unrest in Prince George's during a protest over the high homicide rate and a lack of police protection. She then goes to the Prince George's city of Hyattsville and gets out...
  • Good Samaritan Hospitalized Next to Victim

    01/18/2006 10:22:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 1 replies · 325+ views ^ | 1 18 06 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Good Samaritan who helped a road accident victim found himself injured and lying in a hospital bed several hours later _ next to the man he'd helped _a news report said Tuesday. Police Sgt. Abdul Kadir Said, 47, had stopped to help victims of an accident involving two motorcycles and a truck in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah on Saturday, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. After putting a splint on victims' broken leg, Abdul Kadir sent him in a van to hospital in Alor Star town before heading back to his police station...

    03/26/2005 3:50:00 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 75+ views
    3/26/05 | TC
    Ex-felon to be exported for testimony as ex-bodyguard in Jackson case yet the judge of death refuses to grant the same for Terri? The ex-felon is the criminal. Terri is the innocent victim. This is very important. Watch the future proceedings with this ex-felon and learn how the system accepts him as a casualty of whatever in their attempt to excuse his criminal actions, spin him as a victim, and free him. The innocent are on their own as is Terri. They do not deserve the media support or political assistance. People have become indoctrinated into the acceptance of violence....
  • Cardinal urges boycott of Da Vinci Code

    03/16/2005 9:54:28 AM PST · by todd1 · 23 replies · 559+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 16, 2005 | Reuters News Service
    VATICAN CITY - The cardinal leading the Vatican's charge against The Da Vinci Code urged Catholics today to shun it like rotten food and branded the bestseller "a sack full of lies" insulting the Christian faith.
  • Alanis Morissette Becomes U.S. Citizen

    02/17/2005 8:55:45 AM PST · by Drew68 · 99 replies · 2,671+ views
    AP (via yahoo) ^ | 17 Feb. 05
    Alanis Morissette Becomes U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES - Canadian Alanis Morissette is now an American citizen. The 30-year-old singer was among some 4,500 people who took the citizenship oath during a ceremony last week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Morissette isn't turning her back on Canada — she's maintaining dual citizenship. "I will never renounce my Canadian citizenship," Morissette said in a statement Wednesday. "I consider myself a Canadian-American. "There was a turning point during the ceremony where I felt connected to this country in a way that I didn't quite expect," she said. "America has been really great...
  • CA: An ironic photo op for GOP's top target

    12/07/2003 9:17:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 241+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/7/03 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>There was Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, getting an autograph from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at a rally in Bakersfield, where he used his bully pulpit to pressure Parra and other Democrats to support his budget plan.</p> <p>Adding irony to the photo that appeared last week in newspapers around the state: Parra is the Republican Party's No. 1 target in next year's Assembly races, based on her slim 266-vote victory in 2002.</p>

    10/18/2003 3:25:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies · 1,901+ views
    Life Magazine ^ | Jan/07/1946 | John Dos Passos
    We are in a cabin deep down below decks on a Navy ship jam-packed with troops that’s pitching and creaking its way across the Atlantic in a winter gale. There is a man in every bunk. There’s a man wedged into every corner. There’s a man in every chair. The air is dense with cigarette smoke and with the staleness of packed troops and sour wool. “Don’t think I’m sticking up for the Germans,” puts in the lanky young captain in the upper berth, “but…” “To hell with the Germans,” says the broad-shouldered dark lieutenant. “It’s what our boys have...
  • Arabic TV faces expulsion for 'incitement' (al-Jazeera & al-Arabiya in the Iraqi doghouse)

    09/22/2003 8:56:50 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 360+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 09/23/03 | Rory McCarthy
    Iraq's governing council is to take action against the Arabic television networks al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya for what it calls "incitement to violence" in their reporting about Iraq. Some sources in Baghdad said the council intended to expel the two leading Arabic channels from the country for a month. Leading Iraqi officials have complained for several weeks about the tone of the coverage on the Arabic networks, particularly their decisions to air recorded messages from Saddam Hussein and threats against the 25 Iraqis who were appointed to the governing council. Samir Shakir Mahmoud al-Sumaidy, head of the council's media committee, told...