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  • Memories of Kirk Douglas

    02/06/2020 2:25:11 AM PST · by Bender2 · 33 replies
    With the death of Kirk Douglas I cannot help but recall the creation of my screenplay I wrote for him and his son Michael.Back in 1978 I was out in Hollywood trying to peddle two of my screenplays and auditioning for any acting jobs I could. One of those auditions was for as a day player on The China Syndrome of which I did not get but did get to read before Michael Douglas as he was the producer-- My agent at the time back in Dallas, called me a week or so after that, saying she had heard that...
  • TMZ: Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, passes away at 103

    02/05/2020 3:31:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 224 replies
    Fox 6 now ^ | 5 FEB 2020 | Katie DeLong
    LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, with a decorated career spanning more than six decades, died Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 103, TMZ reported. Kirk Douglas’ health had been in decline. In 1996, he suffered a stroke, but recovered most of his faculties. TMZ reported Wednesday the last time he was seen enjoying life was in April 2019 when he was “camping” in his grandson’s backyard. Douglas appeared in a few minor Broadway productions in the ’40s but then put his career on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941. After several years...
  • Liberty University Opens Falkirk Center to fight attacks on Jesus, and Constitution......

    11/30/2019 2:01:16 PM PST · by caww · 9 replies
    whashingtonexaminer ^ | 11/30/2019 | Paul Bedard
    The Falkirk Center will “play offense” against efforts by liberals to water down Judeo-Christian values in the Bible and Constitution..........Growing concerns in conservative circles that liberals are trying to convert young Christians into 'socialists' by 'distorting' the Bible and U.S. Constitution prompted Liberty University to form a new center 'to push back on the media, academics, and Democratic politicians'.... The new think tank, was co-founded by two key leaders in the Christian youth movement, Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk......Said Kirk, “We’re in a culture battle right now where you have to fight and...
  • Donald Trump Jr. Ends Book Event Abruptly After Far-Right Heckling

    11/11/2019 6:38:58 AM PST · by gaijin · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 11, 2019 | Martha Mercer
    The protesters outside Donald Trump Jr.’s Triggered book event—organized by the Los Angeles chapter of Refuse Fascism—didn’t silence him Sunday. Instead, according to The Guardian, conservative fans inside got rowdy after being informed that Trump did not have time to take questions.
  • ‘Set your phasers to SAVAGE’! William Shatner totally MELTS snowflake who tried to shame him

    07/04/2018 12:56:52 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/04/2018 | Sarah D
    William Shatner is among those who find the ALSC’s decision utterly ridiculous. William Shatner ✔ @WilliamShatner Did you hear about the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award being renamed over negative lines on the indigenous people of America? Laura changed the lines in the 50’s. I find it disturbing that some take modern opinion & obliterate the past. Isn’t progress @ learning from our mistakes?🤔
  • Kirk or Picard? Jeff Bezos Picks His Favorite 'Star Trek' Captain

    03/13/2018 5:04:46 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 69 replies
    space.com ^ | March 12, 2018 07:57pm ET | Tariq Malik
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard rules. So says Jeff Bezos. The Blue Origin founder apparently sides firmly with Sir Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Picard from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" when picking the best starship captain from the "Star Trek" franchise. Of course, that may be because Bezos hung out with Stewart at a recent event "Kirk or Picard? Picard!" Bezos wrote on Twitter Saturday (March 10)...
  • Star Trek's Jason Isaacs is blocked by Captain Kirk

    11/27/2017 8:53:02 AM PST · by DFG · 50 replies
    Digital Spy via Yahoo ^ | 11/27/2017 | Rianne Houghton
    We have a lot of love for Star Trek: Discovery's Captain Gabriel Lorca. He's mysterious, stylish and brave enough to keep a Tribble on his desk – what's not to like? Unfortunately, that's a sentiment that Captain James T Kirk himself doesn't appear to agree with, as William Shatner has unceremoniously blocked Jason Isaacs on Twitter. Ouch.
  • The 1992 Induction of the Star Trek crew into the National Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame

    09/08/2017 6:40:53 PM PDT · by mairdie · 23 replies
    I attended the 1992 NAB convention and videotaped the induction of the Star Trek main characters into the NAB Hall of Fame. This is just that part of the ceremony. Handheld. Don't think any other fans were there, and doubt this ceremony has ever seen the light of day before.
  • The Ten Conservative Principles (by Russell Kirk, 1986)

    09/02/2017 12:20:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. So far as it is possible to determine what conservatives believe, the first principles of the conservative persuasion are derived from what leading conservative writers and public men have professed during the past two centuries. After some introductory remarks on this general theme, I will proceed to list ten such conservative principles. Perhaps it would be well, most of the time, to use this word “conservative” as an adjective chiefly. For there exists no Model Conservative,...
  • The Real Reason for the Anti-Trump Demonstrations

    11/19/2016 2:00:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 11-16-16 | Martin Cothran
    The anti-Trump demonstrations we now see in the streets are not just examples of the immaturity of many modern secular liberals, who seem to think that everyone else is somehow obligated to agree with them. They’re also a symptom of the distorted influence politics now exercises over our culture. But in addition to being a symptom of our culture, the dominance of politics in every aspect of life is also a consequence of liberalism itself. The tendency of liberalism has always been to politicize everything. Thanks to liberalism, we have a politicized media that has abandoned journalistic standards in a...
  • Look! Two of the lowest rated Republican senators were defeated on Tuesday!!

    11/11/2016 12:08:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    Kirk and Ayotte! Progress! Goes to show that despite the Establishment rhetoric, moderates are more easily taken out by democrats!
  • Sen. Mark Kirk questions opponent’s American heritage in Illinois debate

    10/27/2016 9:05:48 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/16 | Mike DeBonis
    In a stunning moment during a Thursday night debate, an embattled U.S. senator cast doubt on his opponent’s military and ethnic heritage. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), seeking to unseat GOP Sen. Mark Kirk in Illinois, invoked her family’s military service while answering a debate question.
  • WIKILEAKS: The Smoking Gun On The Iran Deal; Podesta Thinks Nuclear War Is Coming

    10/14/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/14/16
    John Anzalone to John Podesta (quoting Sen. Kirk of IL): “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.” John Podesta's reply: "Yup." [link to wikileaks.org (secure)]  
  • Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems (Heads up Chgo metro Freepers)

    10/05/2016 3:00:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | Oct 4, 2016
    Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:39 pm The Latest: Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems President Barack Obama is headed for his home town of Chicago this weekend to raise some cash for Hillary Clinton's campaign and for Democrats in the U.S. House. The president also will attend a Sunday campaign event for Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who's challenging Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. The White House says Obama will travel to Chicago on Friday and return to the White House on Sunday.
  • Democrat Senate Candidate Lies About Refugees

    08/28/2016 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Polizette ^ | August 28, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Says they’re all orphans and widows because the men are 'all dead' Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth from Illinois blatantly misled attendees at a forum this week when she claimed that the United States does not accept military-aged male Syrian refugees into the country. Duckworth, who is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk for his Senate seat, said Wednesday at a roundtable event with the Illinois Farm Bureau that the U.S. predominantly accepts Syrian women and children who are widows and orphans. Duckworth went on to imply there are “no men of military age” brought into the United States under...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • Morning Spin: Sen. Kirk now mum on write-in for president

    08/15/2016 8:37:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Facing a tough re-election battle, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has decided a better strategy is to play defense against the two major-party nominees than to discuss who he’ll write in for president. Surrounded by volunteers, Kirk started a bus tour Sunday at Buckingham Fountain that will last about two weeks. The tour will include fundraising visits and a stop at the traditional Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday in Springfield. Kirk is being challenged by two-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, of Hoffman Estates. Kirk is viewed nationally as perhaps the most vulnerable GOP Senate incumbent,...
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and FWD.us, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...
  • First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee [tr]

    06/07/2016 1:06:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | June 7, 2016 | Erica Werner
    First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee for President."
  • A Choice Not An Echo

    02/16/2016 11:43:19 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 11/4/2012 | Bradley J. Birzer
    One of the little known aspects of recent American history is that Russell Kirk served as one of Barry Goldwater's most important intellectual advisors, 1959-1964. The two talked frequently, met frequently, and strategized frequently. In private and public, Goldwater acknowledged Kirk's role a number of times. Only recently, however, did I discover that Kirk wrote a number of speeches for Goldwater. The one that intrigued me most (as Goldwater praised Kirk innumerable times for writing it; Goldwater considered it one of the best speeches he ever delivered) was the talk that Goldwater gave in February 1962. After a very exhausting...