Keyword: kumbaya

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Reporter who survived Somalia kidnapping connects with former attacker on Facebook

    07/01/2014 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7-1-2014 | MEG WAGNER
    Islamic fundamentalists abducted the freelance reporter in August 2008, and she was released 460 days later. Just months after surviving the ordeal, she established a non-profit to provide education to girls in Somalia. "The fact that they know about the work I'm doing now," she said. "That I have chosen compassion, that they could see that they didn't break me — that's the best justice I could have." A Hollywood production company announced last week that it bought the rights to Lindhout's bestselling memoir, "A House in the Sky."
  • Dem Rep: I'm Uncomfortable with US Feeling It Has Moral Authority (Audio)

    06/23/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 23 2014 | Breitbart TV
    In an interview with KABC radio last week, Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) offered the liberal world view of globalism before nationalism last week during an interview about the on-going crisis in Iraq. Hahn said she was "kind of uncomfortable" with the concept that the United States could claim any moral authority in using military action. "I'm kind of uncomfortable with, you know, with the United States feeling that we do have some moral authority to go into these other countries and use military power to solve problems," the California lawmaker said. Hahn also invoked the United Nations as a basis...
  • NASA: Humans on Mars by 2035 is 'primary focus'

    06/01/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    chron.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carol Christian |
    NASA has been talking about sending people to Mars by 2035. That goal is still on the books, despite recent upheaval in the space program, according to two of the agency's top scientists. "In the near term, Mars remains our primary focus," Ellen Stofan, NASA's chief scientist said May 15 in a talk at the Royal Institution in London ... ....scientists [also] decided to "redirect" an asteroid into an orbit of the moon and are searching for an asteroid that's an appropriate candidate. "Once we find the right one, we'll use all the technology we've got," he said. "We'll snag...
  • Catholic Fisticuffs: Look How Those Christians Shove One Another

    09/04/2013 12:04:32 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 24 replies
    Patheos ^ | September 3, 2013 | Kathy Schiffer
    It’s been quite a belligerent weekend in the Catholic blogosphere, hasn’t it? First there was the Catholic Answers brouhaha, which was started in part by my post regarding the financial crisis looming at that great Catholic apologetics apostolate. Then there was Michael Voris, chest thumping, publishing the salaries of well known Catholic media personalities, then castigating them for earning wages which are commensurate with their professional achievement and marketplace value, and which are sufficient to support their families. Two seemingly unrelated dust-ups, but with a common element: In both cases the flames of discord were fanned by traditional Catholics. It’s...
  • What does "kumbaya" mean?

    08/22/2012 12:39:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Straight Dope ^ | September 11, 1998 | Cecil Adams
    Dear Cecil: This has probably been answered somewhere before, but I was getting my teeth drilled that day. Just what does kumbaya mean? — F. Pierson, via the Internet
  • "Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It"

    12/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | December 18, 2011 | Adisa Banjoko, West Coast Editor
    Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It Kwanzaa is wack. The other day I said this on my Facebook page. Actually, what I said was:” Is it wrong of me to say that I love AFRICA, but I think Kwanzaa is wack? #ducksfromthebricks .” Now, when I said it, I meant it but gave no thought to how it might affect people. I’m kind of bad like that. A ton of people (some Black and some not) got on and said they thought Kwanzaa was wack to. I never thought about it again really. Just a funny little thread. Then...
  • Chancellor Merkel’s Belgrade Ultimatum

    08/30/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 30, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Serbian President Boris Tadic On August 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Belgrade. The first leg of her trip was Zagreb where she met with Croatian leaders. In Belgrade she met with Serbian leaders including a one-on-one session with President Tadic. The upshot was her blunt dictate that Serbia must meet the following demands in order to qualify for consideration of EU membership: progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialog, normalization of relations including abandonment of parallel structures in Kosovo; administrative and legal reforms, and satisfying the 1995 Copenhagen criteria. Merkel pointed out that Germany would like...
  • Christian Unity on Free Republic [Vanity]

    03/05/2011 5:29:44 AM PST · by WPaCon · 479 replies
    WPaCon | March 5, 2011 | WPaCon
    Lately, there seems to be a lot of conflict on the religion forum. Much of this has been between Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox. To show that we are all united as Christians and to reduce animosity, I hope we can all agree to one of 4 following statements: 1) I am Catholic. I love Orthodox and Protestant Christians. I consider Orthodox Christians and Protestants to definitely be Christian. All Christians need to work together to defeat our common enemies-- specifically Islam, liberal postmodernism, and totalitarian communism. 2) I am Protestant. I love Orthodox and Catholic Christians. I consider Orthodox Christians...
  • Kumbaya Fodder versus Cannon Fodder

    01/31/2011 11:14:10 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/30/11 | Bill Levinson
    Use "Kumbaya Fodder" or "Peace Fodder" to describe innocent victims of restrictive rules of engagementA Google search on "Kumbaya Fodder" yields no matches, so we are in fact first to introduce this useful term. It is the counterpart of cannon fodder: soldiers whose lives are thrown away through their commanders' incompetence, with millions who died in human wave attacks during the First World War as the best examples. The counterpart of cannon fodder is peace fodder or Kumbaya fodder: soldiers or civilians whose lives are thrown away through restrictive rules of engagement or foreign policies whose purpose is to support...
  • Mixed seating breaks tradition (SOTU: Tradition since 1840s)

    01/18/2011 12:24:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CQ/Congress.org ^ | 1/18/11 | Ambreen Ali
    When did members start sitting by party during the State of the Union? As with most everything concerning the State of the Union, the congressional seating chart has a lot to do with tradition.Political parties have been sitting separately in Congress since the 1840s, according to the Congressional Research Service. The custom held during presidential speeches as well.Back then, Whigs sat to the left of the speaker and Democrats to the right. Swap Republicans for Whigs and you have the current seating tradition.Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plan to break with the norm by sitting together during...
  • House Majority WHIP says YES to sitting with the democrats at SOTUA [I SAY HELL NO]

    01/14/2011 12:08:34 PM PST · by stockpirate · 101 replies
    VANITY ^ | 1/14/2011 | Stockpirate vanity
    As heard on 630 WMAL Washington DC during RUSH's profit break. Majority Whip says he thinks it is a GREAT idea for everyone to sit together.
  • Help Buy a Satellite from a Bankrupt Telecom to Beam Free Web to the Developing World

    12/05/2010 4:16:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Popular Science ^ | Thursday, December 2, 2010 | Clay Dillow
    Increasing web connectivity in the developing world has been a focus of philanthropists, international bodies like the U.N., and individual states alike. But, like most grand visions, wiring entire countries for the Web is expensive. So how does a philanthropist sidestep the massive expense of building and launching a satellite that can beam Internet to remote regions of the world? You wait for a company to go bankrupt, then you buy their brand new communications satellite already in orbit on the cheap. ...A philanthropic group called Ahumanright.org (universal Internet is that human right) has launched a site called "Buy This...
  • Tuzigoot [ruins between Cottonwood and Clarkdale Arizona]

    07/15/2010 8:33:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | Deborah J. Nelson
    It is said that the first structure was built around A.D. 1000, by an ancient culture known as the Sinagua, also known as the Anasazi. The Sinagua's were obviously aware of its greatness, as this is where they built their homes and thrived off of the land. They were agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles. They hunted game and gathered seeds and nuts to sustain themselves. By studying petroglyphs, artifacts, and comparatives of indigenous and Hopi groups, Archaeologists and anthropologists describe Sinagua rituals as being closely related to the flora and fauna of the area. They utilized...
  • Vanity--Anyone notice an increase in nastiness tonight?

    02/19/2010 8:40:22 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 252 replies · 3,457+ views
    Vanity
    After getting into it tonight with another Freeper, I started going through the latest posts. Boy, we are an angry nasty bunch tonight. People are calling each other names and hurling insults. Much more so than "normal." We should all switch to decaf and hold hands sing kumbaya. Anyone else good for a group hug?
  • Obama to Hold Jobs Summit in December

    11/12/2009 8:49:33 AM PST · by vg0va3 · 77 replies · 2,322+ views
    Fox News ^ | 111209 | Fox News
    Obama said the White House forum will gather CEOs, small business owners, economists, financial experts and representatives from labor unions and nonprofit groups "to talk about how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again." "We all know that there are limits to what government can and should do, even during such difficult times. But we have an obligation to consider every additional, responsible step that we can take to encourage and accelerate job creation in this country," he said.
  • "4th Inf.Div. Reaches Out to Local Islamic Community Members During Mosque Visit" (OH, THE IRONY)

    11/06/2009 2:19:29 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 1,486+ views
    Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, May 2009 ^ | May 7, 2009 | Sgt. Philip Klein, 4th Infantry Division, Public Affairs Office
    "4th Inf. Div. Reaches Out to Local Islamic Community Members During Mosque Visit" (May 2009) Sgt. Philip Klein 4th Inf. Div. PAO KILLEEN, Texas – Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, the commanding general of the 4th InfantryDivision, helped open the lines of communication when he visited a mosque at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen community center, which is located in Killeen, May 7. The visit marks the Ironhorse Division’s inaugural effort to reach out to the sizeable Muslim community that resides in the greater central Texas region – Killeen, Temple and Austin– to foster dialogue, interaction and understanding between the...
  • Clinton says North Korea missile tests won't affect talks

    10/12/2009 10:44:33 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 436+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 12, 2009 | Donald Kirk
    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - North Korea interrupted moves toward dialogue on its nuclear program Monday by reportedly test-firing five short-range missiles off its east coast. A South Korean official, briefing the Korean media, said two short-range KN-02 missiles were fired in the morning and three more in the afternoon. The missiles, with a range of 75 miles, were shot from mobile launch pads near where North Korea fired a long-range Taepodong-2 missile on April 5. The timing of the tests, the North's first in three months, is particularly significant since North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il has shown clear interest in...
  • Consequences Of Obama’s “Jimmy Carter Replay”

    09/24/2009 12:29:41 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Chris Adamo dot com ^ | September 24, 2009 | Christopher G. Adamo
    It was perhaps fitting this last week that former President Jimmy Carter again went public with a continuation of the insipid drivel for which he has become so famous. In an interview on NBC, he asserted that conservative opposition to Barack Obama is undoubtedly the result of racism. Sadly, even in his advanced years, Jimmy Carter is still capable of descending to the same levels of idiocy that he achieved in his “prime.” More significantly, the intended beneficiary of Carter’s banal commentary, Barack Obama, now holds this nation’s highest office, reminding us all that such a grave national misstep as...
  • McCain joins Obama's call for 'nuclear-free world' ["that is my dream"] [McBama barf alert]

    06/03/2009 8:22:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 2,379+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-06-03
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Republican Senator John McCain on Wednesday joined his former rival President Barack Obama in calling for a nuclear-free world, a goal previously formulated by former president Ronald Reagan. During a lengthy speech on the Senate floor marking the unveiling of a statue of Reagan in the Capitol, the veteran Arizona lawmaker recalled how his "personal hero" had dreamed of a world free of nuclear weapons. "That is my dream too," McCain said. "This is a distant and difficult goal. And we must proceed toward it prudently and pragmatically, and with a focused concern for our security and...
  • About all these Pit Bull threads (positive & negative)

    04/22/2009 11:35:59 AM PDT · by Peace4EarthNow · 157 replies · 1,982+ views
    For quite some time now, FReepers on both sides of this pit bull issue have been arguing, attacking, & harassing the "other side". What has this accomplished? Unfortunately very little except anger & strife amongst fellow republicans on this message board. I think it has gotten to the point now where both sides should pretty much be able to concur that this is pointless, as it is unlikely that either side is going to change their mind. We are all FReepers, and there is no use in turning against each other on any issue. We need to stay united to...
  • Global Television for Our Future Global Leader

    02/09/2009 8:32:32 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 9 replies · 1,094+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 9, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Surprise and even shock were among the reactions to my recent column about how elite members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, were considering a proposal for a new global television network to usher in a state of "global governance." It sounded authoritarian, even totalitarian, to some. Here are more of the troubling details. The media proposal, which was included in "The Global Agenda 2009" report, is to create "a new global network" with "the capacity to connect the world, bridging cultures and peoples, and telling us who we are and what we mean to each...
  • Woodstock Without the Mud (Barf Alert)

    01/22/2009 2:17:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies · 757+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 1/22/2009 | GAIL COLLINS
    Having been lucky enough to attend two of the most memorable events in modern American history, I am able to report that Inauguration Day in Washington was very much like a cold-weather Woodstock. At both, there was a wonderful feeling of community. Along, of course, with the sense that at any moment, you could be trampled to death by thousands of very friendly people who were being moved around like the world’s most mellow herd of cattle. The big difference was in the national reaction. The only people who felt unified during Woodstock were those who were there — everybody...
  • Obama: Hey, let’s eliminate nuclear weapons

    07/16/2008 4:13:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 125+ views
    hotair.com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We’ll need a project to focus on once he eliminates poverty and disease. CJ calls it a campaign “promise” but I think it falls under the heading of feelgood utopian nonsense to which everyone aspires and which no one is expected to take seriously. He mentioned it in his big warmed-over Iraq speech yesterday too. Hope + change = crazy delicious nukeless world: Beyond taking these immediate, urgent steps, it’s time to send a clear message: America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons. As long as nuclear weapons exist, we must retain a strong deterrent. But instead...
  • Protestors Take Bold Stand, Nobody Notices (Rebels without a clue)

    06/29/2008 8:39:02 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 127+ views
    The Real Revo ^ | 06-28-08 | Roy Ryder
    What if you threw a party and nobody came? Would you feel bad? Alone? Rejected? Like nobody liked you and it wouldn’t matter if you fell off the Earth? Well, that’s how hardcore moonbats are feeling right now. Since their heyday in 2005, they’ve had dwindling turnout at their increasingly freaky protests. Times are tough for folks who think papier-mâché images of Bush as a devil are the height of political expression. Despite having lots of money from George Soros and the love of Hollywood, the blame-America-first crowd doesn’t have much to show for itself except for a few preachy...
  • McCain: US, China could stop making nuke bomb fuel

    05/27/2008 12:46:50 PM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies · 99+ views
    DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John McCain called Tuesday for talks with China to negotiate a temporary halt to production of nuclear weapons-grade material and with Russia on a new treaty to destroy more nuclear weapons. "Today we deploy thousands of nuclear warheads," McCain said. "It is my hope to move as rapidly as possible to a significantly smaller force." He did not set a specific goal but said the number would be consistent with U.S. security and global commitments. Cautioning against relying solely on force or merely on talks, McCain proposed a bipartisan push to strengthen a broad...
  • McCain calls for slashing U.S. nuclear arsenal

    05/27/2008 11:33:03 AM PDT · by pissant · 109 replies · 170+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/27/08 | staff
    DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- The United States should scrap a significant portion of its nuclear arsenal, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday in a speech laying out his nuclear security policy. McCain also spoke about canceling the development of nuclear "bunker-busting" bombs and working with Russia and China to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. "Today we deploy thousands of nuclear warheads. It is my hope to move as rapidly as possible to a significantly smaller force," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said at the University of Denver. Protesters interrupted McCain's speech four times. The hecklers were escorted out of the...
  • Insanity on FR (Vanity)

    02/03/2008 4:58:36 AM PST · by tomnbeverly · 470 replies · 247+ views
    2/2/08 | tomnbeverly
    The Insanity that has taken over on this forum, when it comes to the potential GOP nominees, is bordering on Psychotic. 1. John McCain and Mitt Romney are both good and decent men. 2. Either one being the GOP nominee is a far cry better then the Surrender Monkeys on the other side. I only ask that we do not stray into that Liberal arena of Personal destruction. I have listened to Sean and Rush and I blame them for engaging this tactic in our party. We should never have to tear one candidates record down to promote the other....
  • When Everyone Sings Kumbaya ...

    01/19/2008 7:32:22 AM PST · by jdm · 13 replies · 6,518+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 19, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Many people talk about the virtues of bipartisanship, but in practice it usually results in essentially meaningless or damaging policy. The announced stimulus package appears more the former than the latter, but it could lead to disengagement on broader, longer-term and more meaningful policies, such as making permanent the Bush tax cuts that resulted in a four-year expansion: President Bush called yesterday for a $145 billion stimulus package centered on tax breaks for consumers and businesses to rejuvenate the lagging U.S. economy, a move that drew unusual bipartisan praise on Capitol Hill but did not boost confidence on Wall Street....
  • Ron Paul's grass-roots groundswell

    11/17/2007 10:59:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 545+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | November 17, 2007 | George Bennett
    The meeting of Ron Paul activists was well under way when organizer Steven Talcott Smith offered the kind of basic advice you probably wouldn't hear at a gathering of any other Republican presidential candidate's supporters. "By the way," Smith told the Internet-driven "meet-up" of about 40 people at a library west of Boynton Beach, "by the end of this year everybody in this room should plan to be a Republican." Florida's Jan. 29 Republican primary is, not surprisingly, limited to registered GOP voters. But a Republican pedigree or a familiarity with the elections process cannot be taken for granted with...
  • U.S. sponsors Islamic convention

    08/27/2007 5:34:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 710+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2007 | Audrey Hudson
    The Justice Department is co-sponsoring a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) — an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing federal terrorist funding case — a move that is raising concerns among the Justice's rank and file. Justice lawyers have objected to the affiliation with ISNA, fearing it will undermine the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development in Dallas. "There is outrage among lawyers that the Department of Justice is funding a group named as a co-conspirator in a terrorist financing case," said a Justice lawyer who spoke to The Washington Times on...
  • Ex-Aide Details a Loss of Faith in the President

    03/31/2007 4:54:41 PM PDT · by NRPM · 95 replies · 2,728+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 1, 2007 | JIM RUTENBERG
    AUSTIN, Tex., March 29 — In 1999, Matthew Dowd became a symbol of George W. Bush’s early success at positioning himself as a Republican with Democratic appeal. A top strategist for the Texas Democrats who was disappointed by the Bill Clinton years, Mr. Dowd was impressed by the pledge of Mr. Bush, then governor of Texas, to bring a spirit of cooperation to Washington. He switched parties, joined Mr. Bush’s political brain trust and dedicated the next six years to getting him to the Oval Office and keeping him there. In 2004, he was appointed the president’s chief campaign strategist....
  • PARIS' PEACE PLAN - JIM BAKER'S HOT IRAQ IDEAS

    12/07/2006 2:39:25 AM PST · by Mo1 · 57 replies · 1,851+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 7, 2006 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    THE profound quality of the suggestions offered by the Iraq Study Group - the panel headed by former Secretary of State James Baker that presented its report with such fanfare to the president yesterday morning - can be inferred from the following passage on page 60: "RECOMMENDATION 19: The President and the leadership of his national security team should remain in close and frequent contact with the Iraqi leadership." Truly, a grateful nation should fall on its knees and thank the benevolent Creator that the nine wise men and one woman who comprise the Iraq Study Group were willing to...
  • Hippies still trying to ruin the country

    11/15/2006 11:58:58 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 62 replies · 5,298+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 11-15-06 | Jenean Mcbrearty
    Hippies still trying to ruin the country By Jenean Mcbrearty CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST America won't win another war until the 1960s flower children are pushing up petunias. Radicalized, the flower children morphed into lefty loonies who now masquerade as social progressives. No matter what they rename themselves, however, their agenda hasn't changed. They still want utopia, and it wouldn't be worth mentioning except that their naivetŽ has aged into a persistent denial of reality that may have devastating consequences. For example, consider their continued belief that America's armed forces are neo-Nazi stormtroopers who delight in burning babies to further the aims...
  • Bush calls for summit to address school violence

    10/03/2006 12:40:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 88 replies · 2,622+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | NA
        RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The Bush administration will host a conference next week to discuss the recent rash of school violence across the country, the White House said yesterday.     Presidential spokeswoman Dana Perino said the conference will bring together education and law-enforcement officials to talk about the nature of the problem and federal action that can help communities prevent violence and deal with its aftermath.     Three schools have been hit by deadly attacks in the past week, the latest attack coming yesterday in Pennsylvania's Amish country.     "The president is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent school violence and shootings...
  • Ted Turner: Give Muslim Extremists What They Want to Stop Terrorism

    10/02/2006 10:27:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 123 replies · 3,203+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 30, 2006 | Brad Wilmouth
    Posted by Brad Wilmouth on September 30, 2006 - 15:28. During an interview aired Friday on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, when asked by host Deutsch how he would go about fighting terrorism, CNN founder Ted Turner argued that "you don't win people over by bombing them, you win them over by being friends with them," and soon recommended giving Muslim extremists what they want as a solution to terrorism. Turner, who in 2002 claimed that Israelis were guilty of "terrorism" against the Palestinians, on Friday's show advocated "being more even-handed in our dealing with the Palestinians and...
  • Racism a factor in L.A. gang violence

    08/12/2006 1:18:42 PM PDT · by World_Events · 36 replies · 1,635+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 8/13/06 | andrew glazer
    LOS ANGELES - Alejandro "Bird" Martinez and a crew of fellow gangbangers were joyriding in a stolen van when they came upon a black man parking his car — and decided to kill him. Three of them riddled Kenneth Kurry Wilson and his Cadillac with bullets from a .357-caliber revolver and a 9 mm semiautomatic and blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun. This month, Martinez and three other members of the Avenues, a Hispanic gang entrenched in one Los Angeles neighborhood, were convicted of federal hate crimes usually tagged on white supremacists. Although the slaying was seven years ago, the verdict...
  • Huntsman backs McCain, diversity

    07/27/2006 9:58:16 PM PDT · by batter · 6 replies · 349+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | 27 July, 2006 | Lisa Riley Roche and Bob Bernick Jr.
    Both Mitt Romney and John McCain would make great presidents, Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Wednesday, but his decision to back the Arizona senator helps reflect Utah's diversity. The governor's support of McCain surprised many since Romney, a former Utah Olympic leader and now governor of Massachusetts, is a fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "I don't think it does anybody any good to see it through a religious prism," Huntsman said. "This is much broader than that. And I think the LDS population is to be seen as broader than that and increasingly diverse...
  • Peace prize winner 'could kill' Bush

    07/24/2006 9:43:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 128 replies · 4,593+ views
    The Australian ^ | 25 July 2006 | Annabelle McDonald
    Peace prize winner 'could kill' Bush Annabelle McDonald 25jul06 NOBEL peace laureate Betty Williams displayed a flash of her feisty Irish spirit yesterday, lashing out at US President George W.Bush during a speech to hundreds of schoolchildren. Campaigning on the rights of young people at the Earth Dialogues forum, being held in Brisbane, Ms Williams spoke passionately about the deaths of innocent children during wartime, particularly in the Middle East, and lambasted Mr Bush. "I have a very hard time with this word 'non-violence', because I don't believe that I am non-violent," said Ms Williams, 64. "Right now, I would...
  • Ohio's next Governor

    07/24/2006 6:44:10 AM PDT · by Lee E. Tallent · 5 replies · 369+ views
    I give praise and thanks that a folower of Jesus Christ desires to be a governor. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD:..........." (Psalm 33:12a).
  • The Politically Incorrect MBA

    06/06/2006 10:13:13 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 6, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Big business ain’t what it used to be, if it ever was. “The achievement of the Clinton and the DLC generation was, in fact, to think about first principles, to think about the relationships between state and civil society, to think about the ability of the market to achieve traditional, liberal ends,” The New Republic’s Peter Beinert said at Harvard last year. And they are succeeding. “Success in the business sector today requires engagement with governments, academic institutions, and others,” Edward E. Potter, an executive with Coca-Cola wrote in a letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education. “This engagement provides...
  • I'd Like To Share This With You

    03/31/2006 8:49:13 AM PST · by Vision · 14 replies · 337+ views
    The Secret ^ | 3/31/06
    Guys, I've stumbled upon a DVD that I'd like to show you. I'm into motivational speakers like Bob Proctor and achieving everything I want in life. This movie is a little liberal, dramatic, and slightly paranoid. However its message is one I've been into for a while, and have never seen it presented so clearly and powerful. http://www.whatisthesecret.tv/ "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." -- Matthew 7:7 --
  • Hamas leader lists terms for recognizing Israel

    02/25/2006 11:21:03 PM PST · by Flavius · 54 replies · 986+ views
    alertnet ^ | 26 Feb 2006 | Jonathan Saul
    JERUSALEM, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The Palestinian prime minister-designate said Hamas is "ready to recognize" Israel if it gives the Palestinian people their full rights and a state in lands occupied since 1967, including the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Hamas chose Ismail Haniyeh, a 43-year-old Gazan viewed by many Palestinians as a pragmatist, as the new prime minister after sweeping the elections on Jan. 25. The group hopes to complete forming a Palestinian government within two weeks. "If Israel declares that it will give the Palestinian people a state and give them back all their rights, then we are...
  • D.C. Chapter 'Human Shield' Defense of Danish Embassy 2/18/06 (Durka, durka, cartoon jihad)

    02/19/2006 7:25:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 157 replies · 13,784+ views
    Sunday, February 19, 2006 | Kristinn
    Honor Roll: BillF, BufordP, Calvin*, Christopher Lincoln, cindy-true-supporter, Dave*, Ed Hudgins, GeorgeTheOther, Iraqikurd, Jimmy Valentine’s brother, Josh*, JoyJoyfromNJ, Kevin*, kristinn, Marylander, Mellora*, Ryan*, Tolerance Sucks Rocks, Tom the Redhunter, Trey*The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic and friends took a stand for freedom in the face of Islamofascism outside the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. yesterday.We were there to counter a protest of the Mohammed cartoons by the New Black Panther Party and other assorted extemist Muslims.We started gathering in front of the embassy, located on Whitehaven St., NW, at noon, an hour before the radical Muslims were scheduled to arrive...
  • Vatican Says Freedom Of Expression Does Not Mean Offending Religions

    02/14/2006 2:07:23 PM PST · by steve-b · 54 replies · 1,425+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2/6/06 | John Thavis
    The Vatican, commenting on a series of satirical newspaper cartoons that have outraged Muslims, said freedom of expression does not include the right to offend religious sentiments.... The Vatican statement, without getting into the details of the cartoons, said "freedom of thought or expression ... cannot imply a right to offend the religious sentiments of believers," no matter what the religion....
  • CA: New Majority now 'integral' to O.C.'s GOP

    01/27/2006 10:37:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 498+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/25/2004 | Martin Wisckol
    The New Majority Committee burst onto the scene five years ago with a flurry of political gunfire and a manifesto calling for reform of the county Republican Party. A civil war erupted, with the millionaires of the New Majority funding a $300,000 takeover attempt and the GOP establishment turning from battles with Democrats to fend off the insurgency. Today when the former combatants meet, you can practically hear strains of "Kumbaya" wafting in the air. The New Majority's drive to bring an abortion-rights, pro-gun control, pro-minority faction into the party has lost its aggressive, strident tone - to the point...
  • UC regents talk money, Gov. Schwarzenegger talks to students

    01/18/2006 11:43:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 118+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/18/06 | Michelle Locke - ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- University of California leaders voted to keep a closer eye on the golden handshakes given to departing executives and vowed to work on canceling student fee hikes in a session that was enlivened by a visit from their most famous colleague, Regent Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger, who as governor is constitutionally president of UC's Board of Regents, joined the board's regular meeting Wednesday to ask for help in persuading legislators to approve his budget, which would buy out previously approved fee hikes for the 10-campus UC system "I want to take advantage of our economic recovery and...
  • and a Merry Christmas to the folks at Democraticunderground.com as well

    12/25/2005 8:13:51 AM PST · by shooster · 21 replies · 568+ views
    best wishes to all our liberal counterparts and their friends and families.
  • Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates, it's a special time, can we find a little peace?

    12/24/2005 8:04:58 AM PST · by carlo3b · 298 replies · 2,830+ views
    CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | Dec. 24 2005 | Carlo3b
      Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates, it's a special time, can we find a little peace? I have been wanting to do this for quite some time. Somewhere deep inside I believe that there can be a bit of common ground between the Left side of the political spectrum, and the Right. Why would we want this, assuming of course that there is someone other than me that would like to see that happen. I believe that there are many things about our wonderful nation that we share that could serve as a starting point to start a healing between us. I...
  • Stuck On Stupid - caption these anti-war activists.

    10/31/2005 6:31:22 AM PST · by lotsaguns · 121 replies · 3,505+ views
    lotsaguns
  • 'A safe place to appreciate each other's stories' [Kumbaya Alert]

    07/26/2005 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Alouette · 8 replies · 271+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 26, 2005 | Elisheva Wylen
    Five thousand people gathered together at Park Mekorot Hayarkon in Petah Tikva last week to dance together, eat together, and learn from one another. More than 300 participants in the four-day festival, called "On the Way to Sulha," were Arabs from the West Bank, Jordan and Israel. The Arabic word sulha means forgiveness. The festival, organized by the Sulha Peace Project, began in 2001 with 150 Israelis and no Palestinians; and now in its fifth year it is thriving. The festival was also attended by participants from around the world, like Geshe Thubten Phelgye, sent by the Dalai Lama with...