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  • Little Pavel and the Third Party

    05/16/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 16, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Our young volunteer returns… to a different party altogether?... Pavel hesitated as he turned the worn brass knob on the familiar door to 51st Ward Party Headquarters. He hadn’t been back in quite a while, and he didn’t really want to go in. But just as he let go of the knob and began to turn away and run, he heard a voice from within call his name. “Hey, Paully, welcome back! Long time no see!” It was Pockets, the old Deputy Committeeman of the 51st Ward, waving him in from his spot at the head of the collating table....
  • Representative Steve Vaillancourt disgraces the New Hampshire House of Representatives

    05/16/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 16, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Remember when New Hampshire Republican Steve Vaillancourt from Manchester defended the inappropriate comments made by Representative D.J. Bettencourt on Facebook last year in which he referred to Bishop John McCormack as a "pedophile pimp." Vaillancourt wrote, "This pedophile enabler has blood (and perhaps other bodily fluids) both figuratively and perhaps literally on his hands...The Bishop has disgraced the Catholic Church." See here. The highly emotional and erratic Republican lawmaker had to be physically removed from the state House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon after making a Nazi salute during a contentious debate about limiting what is considered valid voter identification....
  • Spike in black on white crime covered up by media

    05/15/2012 8:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Anthony Martin
    Those who depend solely on the mainstream media for their news might be surprised to know that there has been a major spike in racial crime in America this year. Media observers state that when it comes to news reports on the subject, citizens are rarely informed of the seriousness of the racial tension, except when it is a certain type of racial tension. When whites attack blacks the media is quick to report it. But according to national columnist Thomas Sowell, when blacks attack whites, somehow those particular news stories never see the light of day. Fox News personality...
  • Both Boston newspapers cover last week's two major "gay marriage" events with laughable bias

    05/15/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 2 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 05/15/2012 | n/a
    The media's distortion of reality was in full bloom last week. "Gay marriage" issues have a weird effect on liberal journalists anyway, and this was the big double whammy. It's similar to what's going on across the country. The two Boston newspapers, the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, covered the overwhelming defeat of "gay marriage" in North Carolina and subsequent announcement the next day of Obama's support of "gay marriage" in humorously contrasting ways -- in line with their strong internal biases. Both papers virtually ignored the North Carolina vote, but greeted Obama's announcement as if it were the biggest...
  • Sen. Bradley's view on the loss of Lugar.

    05/15/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    Wgntv.com ^ | 5-14-12 | WGN NEWS MIDDAY
    Towards the end of the interview Bradley expresses his sadness at Lugar's loss and the dumb sheep that voted Lugar OUT.
  • Indiana Black Expo holds forum on Trayvon Martin case

    05/14/2012 11:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WXIN-TV ^ | May 14, 2012
    Indianapolis-The Indiana Black Expo's Indianapolis chapter hosted a forum for the community downtown Monday to talk about the death of Trayvon Martin. It was meant to address the sudden and controversial shooting death of the unarmed teen back in February. The event featured community and religious leaders as well as a student from Arsenal Tech High School. "This forum is an outlet so we can get our ideas out there and properly process them, and once we've done so, we can take proper action to make sure this incident never happens again," said Robert Sherrell, student. They event was just...
  • AOL/Huffington Post Making Race Baiting Calls about Jasper, TX Police Chief Rodney Pearson

    05/14/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 5 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/14/12 | David Bellow
    After the last article I wrote last week about racism in Jasper, TX, I have received calls from residents of Jasper who say that AOL/Huffington Post called them regarding allegations that the Police Chief, Rodney Pearson, was being discriminated against because he is black. Talk about Race Baiting! The media does not care about the several white people who have filed lawsuits because they were discriminated against by the Police Chief and the City. They don't care about that. As soon as they hear that the black police chief claims he is being discriminated against, that is when they care. Can anyone say liberal media...
  • California’s revised budget by any other name still is horrid

    05/14/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    Over the weekend, we received an email complaining about something we must have written about Gov. Jerry Brown and his budgeting schenanigans. It came from someone who apparently has an iPhone and identifies himself as ”Jerry Brown.” Who knows? Any way, the writer’s complaint with this writer was thus: “Check out the massive budget reductions, government realignment, reorganization and solid pension reform. And don’t forget that the most affluent have taken 80% of the growth in income in recent years. And how about JP Morgan blowing $2 billion after lobbying against regs that would have protected its shareholders. Balance and...
  • Maryland’s Special Tax Hike Session Kicks Off Today

    05/14/2012 12:10:17 PM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-14 | Will Upton
    Evidently a spending increase just shy of $1 billion is not enough for Governor Martin O’Malley and the Democrat leadership in Maryland’s General Assembly. Today, May 14, lawmakers will return to Annapolis to pass the Governor’s tax hike proposal, allowing Gov. O’Malley to increase spending by over $1 billion from last year’s budget. Under Gov. O’Malley’s proposal, about one in five Marylanders will see their taxes rise. WBAL is reporting that the proposal will set new income tax rates on Marylanders making over $100,000 a year. However, there is a potential House-Senate compromise that could lower the threshold to just...
  • Courtesy of the NATO Summit: Slowdowns, Shutdowns, and Patdowns

    05/14/2012 9:05:18 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | John F. Di Leo
    For much of human history, world leaders never met each other. Oh, they might have met on the field of battle, or at the arranged weddings of their children… but for the most part, rulers didn’t meet unless they ruled neighboring countries. The world was simply too big a place, distances too great, the burdens of monarchy too demanding, to risk a three or six month voyage. You might not have a throne to return to, by the time you returned. So they invented diplomats. Nations would appoint permanent ambassadors, or at least temporary envoys, to visit other heads of...
  • Gun sales strong in Polk

    05/13/2012 10:11:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Winter Haven News Chief ^ | May 13, 2012 | Lorrie Delk Walker
    Gun sales historically increase when there is a possibility that a Democrat will be elected — or re-elected — president, according to local gun shop spokesmen, and the trend continues this election season. Several Polk County gun shops report that sales continue to be strong. Hartman's Guns and Ammo in Winter Haven experienced increases beginning in late 2011, but business has been robust for the past five years, said Jeff Riggeal, manager of the gun department. Handguns are the shop's top sellers, followed by semiautomatic rifles. Sales are up about 20 percent this year for Craig Shaver, owner of Arms...
  • (Video) Re-Elect Don Willett - Conservative TX Supreme Court Justice - May 29 2012 Primary Election

    05/12/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 3 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/12/12 | David Bellow
    more info at http://donwillett.com
  • Archbishop Loris Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and Marian devotion in general

    05/12/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 32 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 12, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    All around us there are signs in abundance that the Apostasy is spreading. Parishes are emptying, more and more Catholics who have remained are approving of same-sex "marriage" and other forms of dissent. Preparation for the Reign of Antichrist is in full swing. Does this trouble Archbishop Loris Capovilla? One would wonder. For instead of addressing the myriad evils of our time, the Archbishop has chosen to address something which does concern him: the Fatima apparition and Marian devotion in general. As noted here, Archbishop Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and what he refers to as "excessive focus on Marian...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutor Again Accused of ‘Over-Charging’ Case

    05/11/2012 7:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 11, 2012 | Martin Gould
    The prosecutor in charge of the Trayvon Martin murder case has won a case in which a woman received a 20-year jail sentence for trying to protect herself against her allegedly abusive husband. Marissa Alexander fired a bullet into a wall as she tried to flee her husband, who was threatening to strangle her in August 2010. Immediately, Democratic U.S. Rep Corinne Brown accused prosecutor Angela Corey of “over-charging” Alexander with aggravated assault. “There is no justification for 20 years,” Brown told Corey during a confrontation in the hallway of the Jacksonville, Fla. Courthouse, according to CNN. Just last week,...
  • Nanny State Update: Regulating Lassie and Banning Baked Goods

    05/11/2012 12:33:48 PM PDT · by 92nina
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-05-10 | [Staff]
    ...New York Nanny Staters Attack a Loophole: Following the Nanny in chief’s cigarette tax hike, there’s more cigarette tax madness, from New York no less. Despite his abysmal record as Mayor Nanny, this isn’t a Michael Bloomberg driven tobacco tax. Nanny State lawmakers and advocates in Syracuse are pushing New York state to increase taxes on loose tobacco—the kind you use to roll your own cigarettes. Facing Obama and New York State’s high cigarette taxes, people are switching to self-rolled cigarettes and pipe tobacco. This loophole is primed for Nanny State closure because it takes away potential tax revenue from...
  • City Claims Significant Workforce Cut; Budget Says Otherwise

    05/11/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/8/2012 | Tom Gantert
    For the second time in two years, the city of Oak Park is asking for a tax increase via a public safety millage, saying it has made signficant cuts in its workforce but that those efforts didn't save enough money. The city's budgets online, however, appear to dispute the claims of how deep those cuts were. Voters will be asked May 8 to approve a 1.14 mills Public Safety Millage for 10 years. Voters approved a 1-mill Public Safety Millage last year, but the city now says that wasn’t enough because of a drop in residential property values. The city...
  • Nejame on new Zimmerman family photo: "He really has significant multiracial, multicultural roots"

    05/10/2012 11:53:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jason Kurtz
    This evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Mark Nejame with new details on George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing Trayvon Martin. Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, the CNN legal analyst shared an exclusive photograph which suggests Zimmerman has black heritage: "The man in the middle is apparently George Zimmerman's great-grandfather. The woman above him, is in fact his grandmother who is half black," explained Nejame. "And the little child in the gentleman's lap, is his mother. So we see that he really has signifcant multiracial, multicultural roots." In a case ripe with racial undertones, Nejame suggests that Thursday's...
  • Two home invasion stories; two highly contrasting conclusions

    05/10/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 15 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | The Cinch Review
    Making the comparison between the following two recent stories might be a very obvious thing to do, but sometimes the obvious just cries out to be highlighted anyway. The first story is so horrible that it is extremely difficult even to contemplate. It’s the kind of story that makes you shake your head and then, understandably, want to just turn it away. A court in Oklahoma will nevertheless have to focus on all of the details at some point. On March 13th last, a perpetrator invaded the Tulsa home of 90-year-old Bob Strait and his 85-year-old wife Nancy. Nancy was...
  • Racism Costs Jasper TX MILLIONS. Black Police Chief Pearson Outrageously Files Lawsuit to Save Job

    05/10/2012 11:26:57 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 7 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/10/12 | David Bellow
    Open Records Request documents show that the City of Jasper in East Texas has been hit hard financially as a result of the City Council's black member majority hiring Rodney Pearson as the new police chief in a backroom deal. The decision seems to be based solely on the fact that Pearson is black. Pearson was one of the least qualified and even had a criminal record. Since the hiring, the City of Jasper has been hit with several racial discrimination lawsuits by white candidates for police chief who say they were not hired because they are white. Two of the black Council...
  • There Are Alternatives to Emergency Financial Managers ... But the unions will like them even less

    05/09/2012 6:40:59 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/6/2012 | Paul Kersey
    In the April 27 edition of The Detroit News, Daniel Howes asks an entirely fair question: "What's the fix, labor, if EM law dies?" The problem is he's asking the wrong party. Asking the unions for alternatives to PA 4 is somewhat like asking the Japanese military for alternatives to bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a means of ending the war in the Pacific. The unions are not likely to give us any workable solutions. To a large extent they are the problem. PA 4 is not without its drawbacks. Its critics have been self-serving, but they raise a fair...
  • Sanford police chief: Neighborhood watch programs need 'good, hard look'

    05/08/2012 11:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2012
    The man tasked with leading the police department in Sanford, Florida, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing said communities should "take a good, hard look at who is selected," for neighborhood watch programs. But, said Sanford's interim Police Chief Richard Myers, he still supports the programs. "Neighborhood watch is at work in literally thousands of neighborhoods across the country and with no problems whatsoever," Myers told CNN's Erin Burnett on Tuesday. "I think the problems emerge from who the person is and perhaps there's a cause for communities to take a good, hard look at who is selected...
  • Obama thrill is gone as polls support Romney and change

    05/08/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    n 2008, the Obama campaign represented “Hope and Change” and inspired millions of voters to pull the lever for the unknown man from Illinois. At his campaign rallies, it was commonplace to see supporters fainting, overcome with raw emotion. Obama’s 2008 campaign was fueled by an amazing combination of energy and optimism rarely seen in American politics.
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney wants witnesses protected

    05/07/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott McDonnell
    Neither George Zimmerman, his attorney or the special prosecutor will be in court Tuesday for a scheduled arraignment. Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin weeks ago and waived his appearance for Tuesday. Attorney Mark O’Mara told News 13 that he planned on filing motions to protect the names of witnesses in the case. Once that is done, O’Mara said discovery or the state’s evidence will begin to flow. It’s likely attorneys for several major media companies will file their own motion to have that information made public. O’Mara continues to...
  • To the President of Anna Maria College: Not all distractions are unholy

    05/07/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 7, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    By now you've probably heard of how Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, asked Anna Maria College to rescind its invitation to atheistic humanist Victoria Kennedy to speak at its 2012 Commencement. Now the Catholic Free Press is reporting that Sister Yvette Bellerose, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, and Jack P. Calareso, president of Anna Maria College, have asked Bishop McManus not to attend the Commencement either. It has been asserted that the Bishop would be a distraction. What of it? No doubt Victoria Kennedy would have been a distraction for students who actually accept the...
  • VISIBLE STATISTICS AND HIDDEN MISSES: CHICAGO'S 2012 NATO SUMMIT

    05/06/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the president’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D, Wilmette) became Mayor of Chicago, many expected him to use his many Washington contacts to bring some big business his way, and he delivered. Mayor Richard M. Daley had sought to bring the Olympics to Chicago… no such luck. But Emanuel did indeed deliver, if on a slightly lesser scale: in his first year, he secured two big meetings for Chicago, the first, a G-20 conference, and the second, a NATO summit. The G-20 meeting was quietly pulled, under cover of darkness, to be held at Camp David instead (good...
  • Clark University's "Freethought Society" promotes racist Charles Darwin

    05/05/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 23 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Saturday, May 05, 2012Clark University's "Freethought Society" promotes racist Charles Darwin and the fantasy of Darwinian Evolution I was not surprised to learn that Clark University's "Freethought Society," a student group which is Christianophobic and celebrates mocking Christian belief, promotes Darwin Day. Darwin Day is described as, "..a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin." It is most ironic that Darwin Day should be described as a "celebration of science and reason" since Charles Darwin epitomized neither. Darwinian evolution has been thoroughly refuted and has nothing to...
  • Latasha Jackson pleads guilty in child care fraud case

    05/04/2012 6:59:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2012 | John Diedrich
    The woman who built a mansion in Menomonee Falls and bought a Jaguar while collecting roughly $3 million in taxpayer subsidies from her Milwaukee child care centers pleaded guilty in federal court Friday. Latasha Jackson, who now is listed as Latasha Wilder, had admitted to committing fraud, theft and conspiracy. She faces up to 35 years in prison, but is likely to get far less time under federal guidelines. Sentencing is Aug. 31. Jackson, 34, admitted she defrauded state and federal programs designed to help poor mothers go to work. Regulators ignored red flags for 10 years that she could...
  • “Racist” Fire Captain Brian Beckmann Must Go, Says Petition

    05/04/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Sunshine State ^ | May 4, 2012 | Mark Christopher
    (IMAGE AT LINK) [Miami, FL] When Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann let the word know how he felt about the whole Trayvon Martin thing, the reaction was swift in calling for his removal from the force. Sunshine Slate noted back on April 18 that Beckmann posted an offensive rant on Facebook, as originally reported by TheGrio.com. Here is his post in its entirety: “Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban...
  • North Texas Thunderstorm Watch

    05/04/2012 5:57:18 PM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 20 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 4 May 2012 | National Weather Service
    Special Weather Statement SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 741 PM CDT FRI MAY 4 2012 TXZ117-118-050115- TARRANT TX-PARKER TX- 741 PM CDT FRI MAY 4 2012 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR... SOUTHEASTERN PARKER COUNTY SOUTHWESTERN TARRANT COUNTY AT 741 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WEATHERFORD...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. CITIES IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE ALEDO...ANNETTA... BENBROOK...HUDSON OAKS...RIVER OAKS...SANSOM PARK...WEATHERFORD... WESTWORTH...WHITE SETTLEMENT AND WILLOW PARK. PENNY-SIZED HAIL AND WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED FROM THIS STORM. IF THIS STORM INTENSIFIES...A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING MAY...
  • DC City Council Pushes for Higher Taxes on Consumers

    05/04/2012 8:17:58 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-03 | Patrick Gleason
    Despite the fact that economists across the political spectrum concede that economic expansion is a more advantageous approach to raising revenue than raising tax rates, some members of the DC City Council are pushing forward with a job-killing tax hike even though Mayor Gray has provided a sensible alternative that would loosen restrictions pertaining to when businesses can stay open and stores can sell alcohol. Instead, Councilman Jim Graham wants to put the screws to the District’s small businesses by hiking the city’s liquor tax. The results of such a hike would be disastrous for employers, consumers, and jobseekers alike....
  • Saint Louis de Montfort's prophecy for our time

    05/04/2012 6:44:34 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 9 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 4, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Friday, May 04, 2012Saint Louis de Montfort's prophecy for our time Some years ago, Fr. Vincent Miceli warned that: "The West has divinized Security and Technocracy; the East, Science and Revolution. But in both camps atheistic humanism has become the State religion. And both of these systems of secular humanism eclipse the person, eliminate his freedom, deny his human-divine value and subject him to the tyranny of technological impersonalism. The alarming signs of the times testify to a fierce spirit of evil advancing everywhere. It is the spirit of rebellion against God and man. Hitherto the powers of government in...
  • Cobb Parents Caution Their Children in Light of Trayvon Shooting Death

    05/03/2012 6:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | May 3, 2012 | Kiri Walton
    The country, including South Cobb, continues to dialogue about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and to watch the impending trial of George Zimmerman. Many parents are wondering what, if anything, they can do to prevent their children from becoming the next Trayvon, the 16-year-old boy Zimmerman admitted to shooting in what he said was self-defense. Martin was walking to his father’s home in a Sanford, FL subdivision from a local store. During the second Cobb United for Change Coalition meeting held Wednesday night, a child asked what he could do to prevent becoming “another Trayvon Martin.” The answers from...
  • Mr. David Niose and Clark University's Christianophobic "Freethought Society"

    05/03/2012 12:14:26 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 3, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Back in January, I noted how Paul Agne of Clark University's "Freethought Society" wrote that there's nothing wrong with mocking Christianity, asserting that, "Even if we do criticize/mock Christianity, there is nothing wrong with that. If I see irrational dogma, bigotry, intolerance, etc it is not exempt from criticism/ridicule just because it is someone's religious (or political/cultural/etc) belief. And furthermore, as Christianity is the dominant religion in the US, and inserts itself into our lives daily it will of course be more relevant to us, and we will have more to say about it than, say, Jainism." For Mr. Agne...
  • The moment an LA Occupy protester sucker punched female police officer on the head with a DRUM

    05/03/2012 2:17:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Police called on the public today to help find several people who attacked officers during a May Day protest in downtown Los Angeles. Chief Charlie Beck shared video images at a news conference of two attacks on officers that occurred after a splinter group broke from the main march on Broadway and briefly skirmished with police. In one video, a man is seen hitting a female officer from behind, smashing what appears to be a metallic-coloured drum into her helmeted head. The incident occurred at about 4:15pm at the intersection of Fourth and Hill streets, where Occupy protesters and activist...
  • Third NBC staffer dismissed over misleading George Zimmerman 911 call edits

    05/02/2012 9:23:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KDFW-TV ^ | May 2, 2012
    <p>MIAMI -- A third NBC staffer has lost their job over misleading edits to a 911 call made by murder accused George Zimmerman shortly before his fatal clash with Trayvon Martin.</p> <p>Lilia Luciano, a Miami-based reporter, has been off the air since March 31 and TV Newser reported Wednesday that she had been dismissed from the network she joined just 18 months ago.</p>
  • Occupy movement seeks new recruits. In New York, it found some.

    05/02/2012 11:31:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 2, 2012 | Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
    A new generation of activists skips school, flocks to Wall Street to join May Day Occupy protests. On their minds? student loans, reining in corporations, and being part of something that could matter. April showers didn’t bring May flowers this year – they bloomed early – but May Day did bring some new people into the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Occupy movement's May Day marches and demonstrations across the country were intended in part to revive the movement, which had lost some momentum over the winter months, and gain new support. "What they need to do is showcase the...
  • Mark Shea, Deacon Greg Kandra and false compassion

    05/02/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 19 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 2, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Deacon Greg Kandra is impressed with Mark Shea's Blog post about Perry Lorenzo, a homosexual man who lived in the Seattle area. According to Deacon Kandra, "Mark Shea tackled a tough subject with a kind of grace and compassion that couldn't help but leave me impressed." Here's what Mark Shea wrote: "One of the people I admire most in the world, who I regard as an inspiration and, very likely, as a saint was a gay guy who lived here in Seattle named Perry Lorenzo. You can get something of a sense of the man from his blog. Dunno if...
  • Baby Avery dies unexpectedly.

    05/01/2012 3:19:53 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 3 replies
    The Gawker ^ | 5/1/2012 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    http://gawker.com/5906756/averys-bucket-list-baby-passes-away-unexpectedly
  • Hypocrisy is exposed

    04/30/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT · by dunk007 · 4 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 4/29/12 | Scott Dunkirk
    Jon Corzine, longtime leader in the Democratic Party and former chief executive officer of failed brokerage firm MF Global and also Goldman Sachs, is “missing” $1.2 billion of his clients’ money while still managing to donate to his “collectivist” party. The former New Jersey senator and governor also served as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. As President Obama’s first economic adviser, he has given $500,000 to the 2012 Obama campaign. Is this “vaporized” $1.2 billion an example of what Obama calls “redistributing the wealth?” As fellow Democrats aligned with the Occupy Movement amass millions in financial contributions from...
  • Saint Mary's Church in Seattle deserves better than Tricia Wittmann-Todd

    04/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tricia Wittmann-Todd, the "pastoral life coordinator" who refused to circulate petitions in support of Referendum 74, the ballot measure to roll back Washington's same-sex "marriage" law, even though Archbishop J. Peter Sartain asked parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle to do so, is at it again. This time, in her weekly message to parishioners of St. Mary's Church in Seattle, Tricia is commenting on the sixth and seventh chapter of Acts to imply that same-sex unions are called for because of the demands of "justice." She writes, "This story is a good reminder that ours is a very long and...
  • Is George Zimmerman on Your Campus? (A large pail, sack or bowl is suggested)

    04/29/2012 10:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Diverse Issues In Higher Education ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dr. Emery Petchauer
    In the weeks leading up to the arrest of George Zimmerman, many people were shocked to find him on campus at Ohio State University. Of course, he wasn’t there in physical form, but his name and the phrase “Long live George Zimmerman” was written (presumably by a student) on the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center at Ohio State. This was a stunning and ugly act, analogous to racial slurs on campus walls, nooses on professors’ doors, and “ghetto”-themed parties that have become common extracurricular activities on college campuses. The response of the Ohio State administration is emblematic of most...
  • Victoria Kennedy's atheistic humanism

    04/28/2012 7:44:24 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 28, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    According to Catholic faith, every sin can be forgiven during life because of God’s surpassing love (DS 349). However, the Scriptures speak of sins that cannot be forgiven in the sense that they constitute a terrible offense against the truth and the light, against the Holy Spirit (Mt 12: 31-32; 1 Jn 5:16). In speaking of sin this way, the Scriptures refer to a sin more radical than most mortal sins, for it is a sin whose nature blocks forgiveness. Since the time of Saint Augustine, theologians have provided us with a list of sins against the Holy Spirit, proceeding...
  • Obama parties, campaigns all the time on taxpayer’s dime

    04/27/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies
    Bayoubuzz LLC ^ | April 27, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The President certainly enjoys the perks of his position in the White House. From extravagant vacations to approximately 100 rounds of golf, it has been a pretty enjoyable tenure for Mr. Obama. He has been able to meet celebrities, travel the world and play his favorite games. While our nation’s problems are not his primary concern, the President sure acts interested when giving speeches in battleground states. Most of these speeches are political and not official business, but the President continues to charge the travel expenses to the American people.
  • I am not Trayvon MArtin

    04/27/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT · by Mark Mayberry · 174 replies
    Truth About Bills ^ | 04/27/2012 | Mark Mayberry
     I am not Trayvon Martin It is the greatest day of the year for a college student.  My exams are done and I am looking ahead toward a summer of relaxation and no homework in sight.  I stopped by my college bookstore today to return my textbooks and noticed a flyer on the student activities bulletin board that said, “We are Trayvon Martin.” The picture is featured above and is also goes on to state that it was a meeting held by the NAACP on my college campus on April 4th.  Now this flyer got me thinking as I stood...
  • Court Tosses Out Unconstitutional Internet Tax in Illinois

    04/27/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-26 | Kelly William Cobb
    Back in March of last year, Illinois joined a small cadre of states putting a new tax on online sales into law. Backed by Gov. Quinn (D-Ill.), the law was designed to force out-of-state retailers who advertise in Illinois to collect and pay sales taxes. Yesterday, however, a Cook County Circuit judge rightly ruled the law violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that states can not force out-of-state companies to collect and fork over sales taxes levied on in-state consumers, unless they have a physical presence in the state. That landmark case,...
  • TX Woman gets over 3000 signatures for Texas Presidential Debate (w/ Mitt Romney & Ron Paul?)

    04/27/2012 6:58:47 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 9 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/27/12 | David Bellow
    This past weekend at my County Convention in Hardin County, TX, I was pleasantly surprised when a young woman from my county, Chelsea Willis, approached me and said she had a petition with over 3000 signatures on it. The petition was to try to persuade Mitt Romney to come to a Texas Republican Presidential Debate. The petition is titled "Potential Nominees, attend the GOP Debate (Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012)" In recent years, Texas has had little say in the Republican Presidential Race. The Texas GOP tried to put Texas on the map by getting together a debate on...
  • Should Attorney Benjamin Crump Be Disciplined for the Trayvon Martin Debacle?

    04/27/2012 3:54:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 25, 2012 | Jerri Cook
    In response to the Sanford City Council's refusal to accept the resignation of much the much maligned Chief of Police, Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin said, "If Chief Bill Lee recognized that his resignation would help start the healing process in Sanford, city leadership should have accepted it in an effort to move the city forward" What is utterly mind numbing about this statement is that it was Benjamin Crump who opened the festering wound in Sanford. Crump caused the damage, and now he wants Lee to resign so the healing process can...
  • Martin attorney: Zimmerman misled court about money

    04/27/2012 3:14:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2012
    The attorney for Trayvon Martin's family says George Zimmerman should be back in jail because he failed to tell a judge he had $204,000 during a recent bond hearing. "They tried to portray themselves as indigent that they did not have any money," said Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump. "We think the court should revoke his bond immediately, and he should be held accountable for misleading the court." --snip-- Crump said Zimmerman's failure to reveal that he had the money shows that he is being dishonest. "If his testimony at the bond hearing is any indication of what is to...
  • VANITY: Fright Night at the Local Board of Elections

    04/26/2012 7:26:42 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    VANITY: I volunteered to help with the data entry for the New York primary this past Tueday. WOW! I should mention that I actually work for my local county in IT (a job I got almost two years ago; up to then I worked primarily in the private sector.)
  • Victoria Kennedy supporters demand that Bishop Robert McManus explain himself to her

    04/26/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting that: "Two national religious organizations today will formally ask Bishop Robert J. McManus to reinstate Victoria Reggie Kennedy as the commencement speaker at Anna Maria College. The small Catholic liberal arts school in Paxton withdrew its invitation last month after the bishop raised concerns with college officials about positions taken by the widow of former U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on abortion, gay marriage, contraception and other social issues of interest to the church. The school has yet to announce a new speaker. Representatives of Catholic Democrats are expected to deliver a petition...