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  • Dem Congresswoman: Only Reason I’d Vote for Syria Attack Is Loyalty to Obama

    09/03/2013 11:01:03 AM PDT · by yoe · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | Swptember 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said Tuesday that at the current time, the only reason she would vote in favor of an attack on Syria was out of loyalty to Barack Obama. Appearing on radio's Bill Press Show, the non-voting delegate from the District of Columbia also said if the President actually gets the votes he needs, "it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Proposed AZ bill would require loyalty oath for HS students to graduate

    01/25/2013 4:10:57 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 30 replies
    KTAR ^ | Jan. 23, 2013 | Aaron Granillo
    PHOENIX -- Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give Arizona high school seniors the option to recite a loyalty oath before they graduate. Originally, House Bill 2467 would have made the oath a prerequisite for graduation from any public high school in the state. The Arizona Capitol Times reported the change Tuesday. "To me it's not a Republican bill, it's not a Democrat bill, it's an American bill," said Rep. Steve Smith of Maricopa, one of the bill's sponsors. "People feel that our high school kids that will be adults should understand their role as an American citizen."
  • Teacher Suspended for Criticizing Obama Policies

    11/20/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    A Rock Hill, South Carolina, a middle school teacher was placed on administrative leave after her school received a complaint about remarks she posted on her personal Facebook page. The remarks criticized the Food Stamp program. Rawlinson Road Middle School spokesperson Elaine Baker said the suspension was initiated after the school heard from a local Democratic Party official. “In our view, the teacher used poor judgment,” Baker said. “It is inappropriate for a person employed by a public school to be observed criticizing any duly authorized public policy, especially right now. The country has been through a contentious election campaign....
  • Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America

    11/12/2012 3:07:42 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 12 replies
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Service ^ | 1952 last major modification | unknown
    "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States...
  • U.S.Olympic athlete,Mexican flag?(Funny,I only saw one set of letters on his jersey: USA.)

    08/10/2012 9:32:25 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 44 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Ruben Navarrette Jr
    After Manzano finished his race and secured his medal, he did what athletes typically do at the Olympics. He held up his country's flag -- the Stars and Stripes. The 27-year-old was born in Mexico, but the United States is his country now. His father migrated here illegally from the city of Dolores Hidalgo. Manzano was brought here when he was 4. Like most immigrants, they came in search of greater opportunity. And they found it -- for themselves, and their children. You can't help but be proud of Manzano and the country that allowed him the opportunity to fulfill...
  • Obama (and Congress) Declares May 1st as "Loyalty Day"

    05/02/2012 12:23:41 PM PDT · by Tatze · 28 replies
    White House ^ | 5/1/2012 | Barack Obama
    Presidential Proclamation -- Loyalty Day, 2012 LOYALTY DAY, 2012 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION More than two centuries ago, our Founders laid out a charter that assured the rule of law and the rights of man. Through times of tranquility and the throes of change, the Constitution has always guided our course toward fulfilling that most noble promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve the chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. America has carried on not only for the skill or vision of history's celebrated figures, but...
  • Trouble For Romney at Arizona Meeting (Romney Loyalty Oath?)

    04/22/2012 8:45:17 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | April 20, 2012 · 5:24 pm | Gary P Jackson
    If the dust up at the GOP meeting in Arizona is any indication, if one isn’t ready to pledge 100% loyalty to Mitt Romney, he’s not interested in seeing or hearing from you. It’s long been worried that Mitt would blow off the base of the party if elected, incidents like this do nothing to set these fears aside. Mitt Romney held a meeting in Scottsdale with top Republicans, hoping to convince the undecideds to throw their support behind him, as …. let’s face it …. his nomination is all but a fait accompli. Mitt offered attendees a chance to...
  • Wait...doesn't Newt speak French too?

    01/13/2012 1:18:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, January 13, 2012 | Joshua Keating
    This new ad from the Gingrich campaign is making the rounds: If you don't feel like watching, it compares Romney to previous Massachusetts wusses Michael Dukakis and John Kerry and ends with the narrator snarking, "Just like John Kerry, he speaks French, too" before showing a clip from the now infamous Olympic committee video. BOOM! Mr. "we look to the cities and small towns of America not the capitals of Europe" just got served a dose of his own xenophobic pandering. But wait, does Gingrich really want to go down this route. He has his own dark Francophone past as...
  • Election 2012: South Carolina Republican Primary(Romney 27%, Santorum 24%)

    01/06/2012 6:17:53 AM PST · by Rational Thought · 311 replies · 2+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 01/06/2012 | Staff
    What a difference a caucus makes. Rick Santorum who two months ago had one percent (1%) support among likely South Carolina Republican Primary voters now is running a close second there with 24% of the vote. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Palmetto State finds former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney still in the lead, earning 27% support from likely GOP Primary Voters, up from 23% in early November. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is in third with 18% of the vote, followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul at 11%. Bringing up the rear are Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • Popular Packers jerseys may soon be hard to find

    12/29/2011 7:36:43 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 12-29-11
    A new supplier combined with the Packers popularity might make favored jerseys like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews scarce over the next three months and then more expensive. In April, Nike and several other new vendors will take over from Reebok. Retailers say Reebok ordered conservatively going into the season. Their plans also were also affected by the NFL lockout, which still was in effect when buying decisions were made. Brian Swallow, with online retailer Fanatics, says sales of their Packers items are up 170 percent. He says retailers have to predict sometimes a year in advance. Mike Walters, manager...
  • Wounded Marine inspires AP photographer's search

    12/23/2011 9:11:40 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies · 5+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-23-11 | ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS
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  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Thoughts on Veterans Day

    11/09/2011 8:00:33 PM PST · by stolinsky · 3 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-10-11 | stolinsky
      Thoughts on Veterans Day David C. Stolinsky Nov. 10, 2011 November 11 is Veterans Day. Some cities have parades or other ceremonies to honor those who have served their country in uniform, often at the risk of their lives. Other cities ignore the day and its deep meaning. Of course, it is difficult to appreciate the deep meaning of anything if we ourselves are shallow. Some time ago, I accompanied my wife to San Diego for a convention of psychologists. By chance, the hotel where the convention was being held was also the site of another meeting. As...
  • "Obey" Let Me(Jesus)"BE" the RABBI of your ways in ME !

    09/18/2011 6:31:50 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    My countenance is upon you now as never before for it is through your obedience I bring you to higher levels in Me as Enoch(Gen 5:24) for offerings change but your obedience must always be consistant (1Samuel 15:22) for just as Moses struck the rock (Numbers 20:11-12) breaking covenant with My spoken word "truly" it is these very things that deny you all I have for you as Canaan , a land prepared ahead of you (Jeremiah 29:11) with blessings filled with the promise of the New wine(covenant) of promise and flowing with the milk and honey (Deut 6:3) of...
  • Historian Won't Let Scotland's Most Famous Dog Lie

    09/04/2011 3:23:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9-4-11 | James Hookway
    EDINBURGH, Scotland—To millions of people around the world, he's the loyal dog who kept a lonely vigil at his master's graveside. Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye terrier, supposedly spent 14 years pining by the grave of his owner, a local known as Auld Jock who died in 1858. The tale of devotion has beguiled generations of visitors to Scotland's capital and inspired dozens of children's books and a 1961 Disney film, "Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog." Greyfriars Bobby .But to Swedish historian Jan Bondeson, the 150-year-old legend of the dog that stuck it out through snow, hail and...
  • Dog Won’t Leave Fallen Navy SEAL’s Side (Video)

    08/23/2011 11:18:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 54 replies
    KPBS.org ^ | 8/23/2011 | Beth Ford Roth
    Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson had a very close friend in his life – his dog, Hawkeye. Tumilson, a former San Diego resident, was killed August 6 in the Chinook helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of 29 other American servicemembers. Tumilson’s funeral was on Friday in Rockford, Iowa at Rockford Senior High. Hawkeye was one of the 1,500 souls who attended. As you can see by the gut-wrenching photo on the right, Hawkeye refused to leave his master’s side during the service. Video here
  • A Tale of Two Cockies

    08/23/2011 8:25:04 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 7 replies
    juliusbergh.com ^ | 2006 | Julius Bergh & Col Stringer
    A Story of Love, Compassion, Friendship & Loyalty About eight years ago a wild Australian Sulphur Crested Cockatoo flew into a car and broke its wing. The motorist took it to the Vet in Nerang, Queensland, who had to amputate the wing. We adopted her - for which we needed a National Parks and Wildlife permit - and kept her in a cage outside where she was often visited by wild Cockatoos. One of the things that impressed us was how she would push lettuce leaves through the bars of the cage, offering food to visitors.
  • Keith Ellison’s Loyalty Called Into Question

    06/04/2011 11:37:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 6/4/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Brigitte Gabriel calls into question the loyalty of Muslim Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison. Apart from his religion, Ellison’s far left background should be more than enough to raise loyalty concerns.
  • ShareGrieving dog owner touched by strangers' kindness

    04/29/2011 1:49:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-29-11 | Jim Stingl
    For 26 days, D.J. Rodrian put normal life on hold while he led an exhaustive search for his lost dog, Titus. Rodrian slept many of those nights in a tent in his former neighborhood in the hope his beloved pet would return to the familiar spot. Hundreds of people responded to ubiquitous fliers and to Rodrian's website devoted to the search. Total strangers walked or drove the Menomonee Parkway, the Oak Leaf Trail, Currie Park, the Mount Mary College neighborhood and other areas, hoping to find the 8-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback. The happy outcome everyone hoped and prayed for was not...
  • Texas Military Forces Museum

    03/28/2011 1:12:11 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 29 replies
    Racehorse
    Our military is at war. The rest of you pissants go about business as usual.
  • US 'desertion' of Mubarak dismays Israel

    02/07/2011 6:17:27 AM PST · by danielmryan · 18 replies
    Google News / AFP ^ | February 7, 2011 | Marius Schattner
    JERUSALEM — The US "desertion" of its long-time ally President Hosni Mubarak in the face of protests shaking the Egyptian regime has angered Israel, with analysts warning of consequences for the turbulent Middle East. Until now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has held back from any public criticism of the US position, to avoid a row with US President Barack Obama. But Washington's change of heart towards the embattled Egyptian president has not passed unnoticed in Israel, where the dominant reaction has been one of criticism -- in government circles, among analysts and in the press. "One gets the...
  • An Agreement Established with Blood

    01/07/2011 6:49:34 AM PST · by hawkins · 4 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/07/2010 | Travis Main
    On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by representatives of the people. It was established upon the blood of many men and women who gave their lives so America would stand on its own laws with authority. Its creation came almost 11 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In the first two sentences of the Declaration of Independence, the founders acknowledged that the Creator of all, God, was where the authority inhered to form the United States Constitution. Since that time many a citizen has pledged their...
  • Palin’s conservative fans need to reassess her “victories”

    08/26/2010 8:12:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 313 replies
    Seeing Red AZ ^ | 2010-08-26
    The Hill runs a report crediting Sarah Palin for her many Republic primary victories. Before conservatives take too much pleasure in such news, read how she is credited with helping sweep John McCain to victory. Palin traveled to Arizona and made numerous campaign appearances with McCain, bringing him the Tea Party creds he so desperately needed to undercut the fact that he is a nearly three-decades-long, left-leaning Washington insider. That Palin chose to conveniently back McCain over conservative former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth is a truth that should not soon be forgotten. Her help, McCain’s falsely running to the right,...
  • American Muslims Debate Loyalty to America

    08/15/2010 1:09:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    american thinker ^ | 8/14/10 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    American Muslims are debating key questions of loyalty to America, a debate in which the stakes could not be higher. Alarmingly, "no fewer than four United States citizens and a permanent U.S. resident have risen to senior leadership posts within al-Qaeda," according to an Investors Business Daily editorial by Paul Sperry. Thus, "five English-speaking leaders are actively planning or facilitating attacks against their countrymen, while recruiting and radicalizing other American turncoats to carry them out." The implications of this are frightening. No longer is America at war with a foreign enemy. The enemy is here -- an enemy who understands...
  • Hmmm: Palin sends out fundraising letter … for the RNC

    08/08/2010 3:20:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 196 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/6/10 | allahpundit
    Remember four months ago when she was demanding that they remove her name from an RNC fundraising invitation to donors? Some pol-watchers at the time took that as a sign that she was trying to distance herself from the Republican brand. (“Who wouldn’t want to be sort of seen as more of an outsider and that’s how she’s positioned herself.”) Fast-forward to today and suddenly she’s signing letters on their behalf. What gives? Two theories. One: She’s turned out to be such a good soldier and is so favorably disposed to Michael Steele that she’s willing to do a fundraising...
  • Mexico gives nothing, takes much

    05/28/2010 9:40:29 AM PDT · by AuntB · 22 replies · 684+ views
    The Daily Courier ^ | May 25, 2010 | JOSE A. PACHECO
    Why do you betray your people?', someone recently asked me. Just because we are of the same color does not make us a common people. Since the day I was born, I have been an American. Who I am, what I have, and what I have done with my life, I owe it all to this country I call home: America. Mexico has never been there for its people, and even less for an American like me. Mexico has never protected me from any foreign or domestic enemies. It has never taken care of me in times of need; it...
  • Mysterious Shadow: Code OBAMA

    08/09/2009 10:01:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies · 2,235+ views
    PRAVDA ^ | 12-18-08 | Mark S. McGrew
    This document alone raises a big question. It is his registration in the State of Illinois for his license to practice Law. The document has a space to list any other names that have been used. Even though he has used other names, this shows, “None”. The other names he has used, that we currently know are: Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, Barack Dunham and Barry Dunham.
  • Is Our Flag Still There? Not on Cinco de Mayo

    05/09/2010 9:07:04 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 16 replies · 483+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 05-10-10 | stolinsky
    The students act as if they are not Mexican Americans, but Mexicans living in what is temporarily America. They were taught that immigrants need not adapt to their new nation, but the nation must adapt to them. This reverses the philosophy of the public schools, which for over a century successfully Americanized the children of immigrants. But no more. Demonstrators carried signs saying, “SI SE PUEDE” which they believed means “Yes we can.” But that would be “SÍ SE PUEDE,” with the accent over the “i.” Without the accent, it means “If we can.” Maybe they could if they were...
  • Yes, Palin is Loyal, but to What and to Whom?

    04/07/2010 1:32:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 596 replies · 5,457+ views
    NewsReal ^ | 2010-04-07 | John R. Guardiano
    Conflicting loyalties seem to have resulted in some surprising political decisions by Sarah Palin. On Monday here at NewsReal Blog I argued that Govenor Sarah Palin’s active support of John McCain’s Senate reelection campaign makes no sense. Palin, after all, doesn’t owe McCain anything. Whatever debt she might have owed McCain she paid off during the 2008 presidential campaign. In fact, if anything, it seems to me that McCain is indebted to Palin. This because his ‘08 campaign really did her a disservice, and also because McCain staffers have since betrayed the former Alaska governor with malicious and disparaging leaks...
  • Sarah Palin's Folly: Stumping For John McCain (Does Personal Loyalty Trump Conservatism?)

    03/28/2010 6:05:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 168 replies · 1,821+ views
    Policial Insomniac ^ | 03/28/2010 | Dan Cleary
    One of my very favorite bloggers on the Right - Powerline's John Hinderaker - wrote a post earlier today entitled 'Biker Girl Campaigns for McCain'. By Hinderaker's own admission, his sole motivation for writing it was to show a perfectly gratuitous photograph of Palin looking great in a black leather biker jacket on the campaign trail. No complaints there. However, I have a bone to pick with the rest of John's comments: Sarah Palin was in Arizona yesterday, campaigning for John McCain in his primary contest against former Congressman J.D. Hayworth. This was an appropriate demonstration of loyalty toward the...
  • The Next War

    03/04/2010 7:55:17 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 11 replies · 1,115+ views
    The Next War by Ari Bussel The signs are there, the occurrence fixed only the actual dates are unknown. Given a shock like the American usage of nuclear bombs in World War II, the war may be short, as was the Six Day War in 1967. Or it can be long, much longer than the Day of Atonement War in 1973, if it becomes an all-out war for elimination and survival. In either case, it will start with a surprise attack, like Pearl Harbor or Germany’s invasion of Poland. Israel and the West will be dumbfounded and awake to a...
  • Political Correctness Kills, Says Islam Expert

    01/26/2010 6:59:12 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies · 607+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 26 Jan 2010 | Ken Timmerman
    The U.S. military missed multiple direct warnings that Major Nidal Malik Hasan was contemplating mass mayhem once he learned he was going to be deployed to Afghanistan but ignored them because of political correctness, an Australian scholar of Islam told Newsmax in Washington, D.C. recently. “At a certain point, someone explained to Major Hasan that he had a duty to fight Americans and that if he didn’t, he would go to Hell,” says Dr. Mark Durie, who has written several books on Islamic ideology. Hi latest is, “The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom.” Hasan made a presentation to Army...
  • Military

    11/29/2009 9:19:21 PM PST · by stolinsky · 5 replies · 454+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-30-09 | stolinsky
    We now conduct war so that a lawyer can tell a general not to kill an enemy leader, while three SEALs need a lawyer to defend them after completing a successful mission. Wars requite warriors, not lawyers. Anyone who does not know this is a dangerous fool, even if he wears the uniform of a general or an admiral, or sits in the Pentagon or the Oval Office.
  • Dismiss General Casey

    11/25/2009 3:26:50 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies · 1,215+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    We don't yet know how bad the Ft. Hood shooter's case was. We do not know -- and we must find out -- how it was possible for an Army medical officer to openly express treasonous statements and not be court-martialed. We do not know if the shooter or his family members were under surveillance by the FBI or other federal law enforcement agencies. We must soon find out. But we do know this much: Gen. George Casey, the Army Chief of Staff, raced to the Sunday morning talk shows to express his deep concern. Gen. Casey's concern was not...
  • Obama Stands with Dictators and Muslims

    11/09/2009 3:05:45 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies · 464+ views
    American thinker ^ | November 09, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    With nearly a year in office, we now know without doubt exactly where our own president stands on vital national security matters. He has a track record and has shown his true colors over and over again. In Honduras, he picked the side of the dictator-wannabe without hesitation. He has used every diplomatic weapon at his disposal to destroy the constitutional democracy in Honduras, even cutting off financial aid and blocking diplomatic visas. He went the full gamut of meddling there and made no bones about it. He moved to cancel long-planned missile defense shields for Poland and the Czech...
  • Loyalty and the Lunatic Fringe

    11/06/2009 11:46:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 722+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 07, 2009 | Thomas M. Kelly
    Where is the loyalty of the RINOs?  Arlen Specter joins the Democrats.  Colin Powell endorses the Democrat.  Dierdre Scozzafava endorses the Democrat.  I'm not opposed to the Democratic Party out of some sense of style or family history.  I'm opposed to the Democrats because I think they are wrong.  I think the Democrats are wrong in their basic view on the role of government and my place in society as a citizen.  The government isn't there to solve all my problems. I changed my political affiliation to independent ten years ago.  Not because the Republican Party was too far to...
  • Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.

    10/15/2009 11:51:17 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 63 replies · 1,501+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S., according to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Center for Immigration Studies. “In Mexico, Mexicans overwhelmingly – especially those who have family here (in the U.S. )– overwhelmingly say that it (amnesty) would encourage illegal immigration in the future.”
  • A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt...

    08/19/2009 1:19:28 PM PDT · by a12iggymom · 6 replies · 1,972+ views
    http://wilfordtibbetts.vox.com ^ | August 19, 2009 | Wilford Tibbetts
    I ran across this on vox and with amnesty coming up for dicussion when congress comes back, I thought I'd post it. A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt... Aug 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM 1 comment Share Where to begin... It is always difficult to start one of these. I mean, what the hell do you put in a blog? What should you put in a blog, is probably a better question. Answer? I will figure that out later. For now, I'll post a quote from former-President of the United States, Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt. One that I believe to be...
  • Lily-livered Europe has surrendered to Islam

    05/07/2009 9:11:56 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 602+ views
    The First Post ^ | May 5, 2009 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    In 2006, I had a debate with Tariq Ramadan, the author of Western Muslims and the future of Islam. In the hypothetical event of a war between Egypt and Switzerland, for which community would he be prepared to die, I asked him. Ramadan has dual citizenship. He's an Egyptian by birth and a Swiss by naturalisation. His response was one of rage on different levels. Above all I think he was outraged that one should ask such a question. He refused to answer. Ramadan, like many other Muslims, may have two or more citizenships. From all that he expresses both...
  • Political Notebook: Simcox not always on Team GOP [McCainiacs allege disloyalty]

    05/02/2009 7:43:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,629+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-02 | Daniel Scarpinato
    The campaign between Sen. John McCain and Chris Simcox is likely turn into a fight over who’s the real Republican. While Simcox has questioned McCain’s conservative credentials, turns out the activist has not exactly been a loyal member of the party from which he is now seeking a nod of approval.
  • Obama wants you to pledge loyalty to him tomorrow

    03/19/2009 11:04:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 170 replies · 7,297+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2009 | Lona Manning
    They have taken a pledge of loyalty to Obama, and they say they are coming your way tomorrow for yours. Organizing for America, the Obama-for-President campaign morphed into Obama-for-Maximum-Leader army, will hit the streets for their "Pledge Project Canvass," knocking on doors and accosting folks in parking lots and sidewalks to ask them to sign a pledge to support Obama's policies for health care, energy and education reform. Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, is variously described in the media as [President Obama's] "own version of a lobbying firm", "a parallel organization to the Democratic National Committee" and...
  • True Loyalty [TR Quote re; Rush-Obama Controversy]

    03/15/2009 3:30:25 PM PDT · by statestreet · 5 replies · 567+ views
    threedonia.com ^ | March 15, 2009 | threedonia.com
    I’m currently reading a book, about the 1920 Presidential election called 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza. In it he discusses the various candidates including General Leonard Wood — a friend of Teddy Roosevelt and the man who started what would eventually become the ROTC. Wood got into some hot water in 1915 criticizing Woodrow Wilson and his lack of military preparedness. Roosevelt gave a speech on Wood’s behalf — relevant to today’s Rush Limbaugh-bashing for wanting Obama to fail. Here’s the relevant portion: I wish to make one comment on the statement so frequently made...
  • All Republicans pay attention

    10/25/2008 10:38:58 PM PDT · by godlandusa · 33 replies · 618+ views
    Please support Mr. McCain. He belongs to our party. He is better than the opposition. That must be our singular focus at the moment and for the next 10 days. If you cannot bring yourself to support him, please hold your breath until after the election. That's the least you can do for our party. God bless USA and McCain
  • U.S. fights fired Muslim scientist's lawsuit

    09/27/2008 11:04:10 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 24 replies · 988+ views
    AP via MSNBC.Com ^ | updated 5:40 p.m. CT, Sat., Sept. 27, 2008 | AP
    PITTSBURGH - A federal judge does not have the jurisdiction to second-guess security clearance decisions and should throw out a lawsuit by a Muslim scientist who claims he wrongly lost his clearance — and his job — at a nuclear warship plant, U.S. Justice Department attorneys said in court documents. Lawyers for the Department of Energy contend the lawsuit filed by Egyptian-born scientist Abdel Moniem Ali El-Ganayni is an effort to publicize the security review process, which could pose a threat to the U.S. The American Civil Liberties Union helped El-Ganayni sue this year, saying he was wrongly fired for...
  • Iraqi Army Surging Ethics Training

    09/18/2008 4:18:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq Public Affairs Office
    BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Army wants every Iraqi Soldier to receive ethics training just like he receives marksmanship or drill and ceremony training. Since 2003, the primary focus for the Iraqi Army has been building the force. Getting Soldiers trained to fight took precedence over many other military functions. Iraqis came from all locations and all walks of life to join the fight to secure their country from terrorists. Every one of those Soldiers brought a unique set of values with him: personal values, family values, community values and religious values. Creating a culture of ethical behavior means that each...
  • GOP senator: A ’stretch’ to say Palin is qualified

    09/18/2008 10:49:08 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 73 replies · 327+ views
    WASHINGTON — Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel said his party’s vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, lacks foreign policy experience and called it a “stretch” to say she’s qualified to be president. “She doesn’t have any foreign policy credentials,” Hagel said in an interview published Thursday by the Omaha World-Herald....
  • You want radical? You got it

    05/09/2008 6:30:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies · 141+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 09 may 08 | David Harsanyi
    Supreme Court justices take an oath promising to "faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties . . . of the Supreme Court of the United States under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God." They do not take an oath to "faithfully and impartially perform all duties . . . except when personally offended, or when having pangs of empathy for the poor or trying to be a standup guy or gal." Listening to Barack Obama, you may think they do. And though the Bush administration cared little for the Constitution, the next...
  • Loyal dog returns to owner's funeral (Clarksville, Tennessee)

    04/12/2008 12:15:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 171+ views
    WKRN ^ | April 11 (?), 2008
    Ever since Sam was a puppy, he rarely left his owner's side. When owner Teddy Crockarell lost his battle with cancer last Monday, his wife Marcene believes Sam must have sensed something was wrong...
  • A Message to Garcia

    02/10/2008 3:47:39 PM PST · by dbacks · 8 replies · 390+ views
    The House of Hubbard ^ | Feb. 22, 1899 | Elbert Hubbard
    My wife and I recently decided to look through the myriad pictures, mementoes and papers we have gathered over our 46 years together. We found pictures of my father (who I barely remember since he passed when I was 15). Of course there are pictures of our 40+ vacations, many not labeled so they are nearly impossible to truly identify. There are too many memories to mention but one stood out. It is a pamphlet, given to me by my dad's brother in the early 60's. Now he was a Christian Scientist (as was my dad) and since it looked...
  • Virginia GOP Demands 'Pledge of Intent' from Primary Voters

    11/30/2007 4:02:43 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 11 replies · 117+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 20, 2007 | Randy Hall
    When voters cast their ballots during Virginia's Feb. 12 Republican presidential primary, they'll be required to sign a document stating they intend to support the party's nominee for president in a strategy one conservative leader called a "bullying tactic" but a nonpartisan election official dismissed as just "a piece of paper."