Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $27,455
Woo hoo!! And the first 31% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: mark

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Utah A.G. proposing different kind of immigration reform

    06/29/2010 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Technoman · 17 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6-29-2010 | Robert Gehrke
    Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said Monday he is working with officials in Utah and Mexico to create a Utah-specific guest-worker pilot program that he believes could serve as a more forward-looking course for immigration reform than the path Arizona has followed. “I do feel very strongly that those who are going to be opposed to the Arizona-style law have to have a counterproposal. Just saying ‘no’ isn’t going to cut it,” he said. “Utah can take control of its immigration destiny by having a comprehensive plan in place that addresses things like employment and security.”
  • Mark Steyn: Obama's lazy tribute to Daniel Pearl

    05/21/2010 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,776+ views
    oc register ^ | 5/21/10 | Mark Steyn
    Barack Obama's remarkable powers of oratory are well known: In support of Chicago's Olympic bid, he flew into Copenhagen to give a heartwarming speech about himself, and they gave the games to Rio. He flew into Boston to support Martha Coakley's bid for the U.S. Senate, and Massachusetts voters gave Ted Kennedy's seat to a Republican. In the first year of his presidency, he gave a gazillion speeches on health care "reform" and drove support for his proposals to basement level, leaving Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to ram it down the throats of the American people through sheer parliamentary...
  • Breaking News, Germany to Leave the Euro This Weekend?

    05/13/2010 4:46:29 PM PDT · by tje · 51 replies · 2,741+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5/13/10 | Mac Slavo
    The internet, and especially gold forums, are getting excited over the possibility of very big news from Germany this Friday. As reported by a Zero Hedge contributor, a forum post at GoldLikeProductions from a user identifying himself as a Deutsche Bank employee, suggests that the big news to be announced this Friday as stated by German politician Gregor Gysi at a recent press conference may be that Germany will announce a return to the Deutsche Mark, eliminating the Euro as their country’s currency: From a forum post by an Anonymous user: I’m working at the Deutsche Bank in Germany. Today...
  • ‘We’re Just Waiting For A Disaster,” says Mark Fisher

    05/06/2010 9:01:17 PM PDT · by optiguy · 14 replies · 1,455+ views
    CNBC ^ | Thursday, 6 May 2010 | Lee Brodie
    Market chatter suggests computer generated trading sent Wall Street spiraling out of control on Thursday. And it’s got Mark Fisher of MBF worried, very worried. Mark Fisher, founder and managing member of MBF Asset Management, rarely comes on TV but he felt Thursday's events were so important he agreed to an interview. "I came on TV because as someone who's been doing this for over 35 years I think this is a warning," he says. "I think what we saw on (Thursday) is just the tip of the iceberg," Fisher says.
  • Our Constitutional Republic

    03/16/2010 3:33:27 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 444+ views ^ | Mar 2010 | Mike Labno
    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." ~Thomas Jefferson The founders of our country had lived under a tyrannical government and fought a bloody war to obtain their freedom. The last thing they wanted was a new tyranny to replace the old. So when they established these United States, they embedded a number of features in its Constitution designed to limit federal government power. Many of these we learn about in school,...
  • Early copy of the Gospel of Mark is a forgery

    01/28/2010 10:49:09 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 941+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | January 27, 2010 | Emily Sharpe
    Not what it appears to be: the Archaic Mark LONDON. A clever bit of detective work by US scholars and scientists has proven that one of the jewels of the University of Chicago’s manuscript collection is, in fact, a skilled late 19th- or early 20th-century forgery. Although speculation as to the authenticity of the Archaic Mark codex has been rife for more than 60 years, prior to this definitive research many believed it was an early record (possibly as early as the 14th century) of the Gospel of Mark and the closest of any extant manuscript to the world’s oldest...
  • White House: No events to mark 1st year in office

    01/19/2010 2:39:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies · 948+ views
    WaPo ^ | 1/19/10 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any partying at the White House on Wednesday. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says nothing special is being planned to take note of Barack Obama's first year as president. Obama took the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol around noon on Jan. 20, 2009.
  • UK Ruling: Historic Church to Remain House of Worship

    12/29/2009 4:52:14 AM PST · by johnnyd0422 · 8 replies · 491+ views
    CBN News ^ | 12-29-2009 | Dale Hurd
    LONDON, England - A London planning commission recently ruled that a London developer cannot turn St. Marks Church into a women's wellness center. In the 1800s, the Anglican Church, located in the Mayfair district on London's West End, echoed the sermons of some of Britain's great preachers. It was also the church where Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower and his staff worshipped during World War II. ... Commonwealth Church became a vital part of Mayfair, meeting the needs of the poor and elderly. But last year Commonwealth was evicted from St. Marks by the Church of England so that the...
  • Jenny Sanford Exclusive: Husband's Actions Don't Reflect Poorly on Me

    12/08/2009 4:58:34 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 5 replies · 675+ views ^ | 12/08/09 | BRAD LAROSA and LAUREN SHER
    South Carolina's First Lady Tells Barbara Walters About Decision Not to Stand Next to Husband Gov. Mark Sanford During Press Conference Jenny Sanford, wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, told Barbara Walters in her first television interview about her husband's affair that she wouldn't have stood by his side when he publicly admitted the affair even if he had asked her to. Sanford, who has moved out of the South Carolina governor's mansion with the couple's four children, openly discussed the heartbreak behind the headlines of their breakup.
  • "Of Mayans and Millerites: 2012, 1844, and 2009" (Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year)

    11/21/2009 8:37:57 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 15 replies · 668+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | November 22, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Of Mayans and Millerites: 2012, 1844, and 2009” (Mark 13:24-37)There’s a new movie out called “2012,” maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s about an enormous, earth-shaking event that will take place in the year 2012. No, it’s not a fantasy about my Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series. No, nothing as far-fetched as that. Rather, “2012” is a big-budget disaster movie about the end of the world. I haven’t seen it, and I’m not planning on seeing it, but from what I can tell, it’s your standard end-of-the-world movie: Big cataclysmic disaster coming, worldwide destruction, some time to get...
  • Marc Lamont Hill back on FNC? Does Rupert Murdoch Know?

    11/09/2009 5:54:26 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies · 915+ views
    Inside Cable News ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | n/a
    Ok, what are we to make of this tweet from Mary Katherine Ham…(via J$) On @oreillyfactor with @marclamonthill (Juan’s out) at 8ish, talking Iran and Obama. Tune in to see us! After Hill’s very public “firing” by Rupert Murdoch no less, seeing Hill back on FNC this soon is rather odd. I mean there isn’t even a wind chill in Hades yet…
  • "The Widow's Might" (Sermon on Mark 12:38-44)

    11/08/2009 11:33:59 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 656+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | November 8, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Widow’s Might” (Mark 12:38-44) Our text today is the story usually known as “The Widow’s Mite.” It’s the story of a poor widow who goes to the temple and puts into the offering box two “small copper coins,” as our translation has it. But the King James Version had as the equivalent for “small copper coins” the old English word “mites”--she put in two mites. Thus the familiar phrase, “The Widow’s Mite,” m-i-t-e. But today I want to talk to you also about “The Widow’s Might,” m-i-g-h-t. For this story tells us as much about the widow’s might, her...

    10/26/2009 9:38:41 AM PDT · by CultureWar77 · 6 replies · 579+ views
    Mark Levin and General George S. Patton demand we get off our ass and take this country back!
  • "A Twofold Idolatry and the One Thing Lacking" (Sermon on Mark 10:17-22)

    10/10/2009 5:11:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies · 645+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | October 10, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Twofold Idolatry and the One Thing Lacking” (Mark 10:17-22)In today’s Gospel we meet a man who ran up to Jesus with great eagerness. At the end, though, he went away with great sadness. What happened? My friends, our text today is the story of “A Twofold Idolatry and the One Thing Lacking.” The man in this story had a twofold idolatry. It was a false god he worshiped, and it shows up in this story in two forms. And the one thing he lacked likewise was twofold, two sides of the same coin. Now let’s find out what this...
  • "To Such Belongs the Kingdom of God" (Sermon on Mark 10:13-16)

    10/03/2009 8:27:40 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies · 767+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | October 4, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “To Such Belongs the Kingdom of God” (Mark 10:13-16)“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.’ And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.” This is our text. And little Kyleigh today is our...
  • Obama Loses Key Foreign Policy Advisor

    10/01/2009 11:57:46 AM PDT · by SDShack · 22 replies · 1,640+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10/01/2009 | Holly Bailey
    Big news from the West Wing: Mark Lippert, one of President Obama’s closest foreign-policy advisers, is leaving to rejoin the Navy. Lippert, who is deputy national-security adviser and chief of staff of the National Security Council, has worked for Obama since his first days in the Senate and later advised him during the campaign. Perhaps no one on the foreign-policy team, save for fellow campaign vet and top NSC aide Denis McDonough, is closer to Obama—a situation that has sometimes raised questions about the relationship between Obama and Lippert’s direct boss, national-security adviser Jim Jones.
  • "From Selfish Ambition to Humble Service" (Sermon on Mark 9 and James 3-4)

    09/19/2009 4:49:20 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies · 724+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | September 20, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From Selfish Ambition to Humble Service” (Mark 9:30-37; James 3:13 – 4:10)In this long green season of the church year, the so-called non-festival half of the year, the Epistle reading is not chosen to fit the theme of the Holy Gospel, as it is in the festival half of the year. Instead, it’s just a straight reading-through of a particular epistle, and any correlation between the Epistle and Gospel is merely a coincidence. Well, we have such a coincidence today. The Epistle reading from James and the Gospel reading from Mark do have a common theme. It’s the theme of...
  • Exposing Mark Lloyd - Obama's Chief Diversity Officer at the FCC

    09/09/2009 3:28:57 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 5 replies · 367+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 09 09 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Mark Lloyd is another of Obama's Czar's, one of the people he keeps around as an advisor, and confidant. Lloyd is the Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer at the FCC. Here is what the FCC website has to say about him: Mr. Lloyd was most recently the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/ Education Fund, where he oversaw media and telecom initiatives. Mr. Lloyd was also an adjunct professor of public policy at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, and from 2002-2004 a visiting scholar at MIT where he conducted research and...
  • "He Has Done All Things Well" (Sermon on Mark 7:31-37)

    09/05/2009 6:56:42 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 592+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | September 6, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “He Has Done All Things Well” (Mark 7:31-37)How do you speak to a deaf man? With sign language, of course. You make the appropriate gestures and actions to communicate the message you want to convey. And so that is what Jesus does to communicate with a deaf man who is brought to him. He uses sign language, if you will, to get his message across to the man before he heals him. But in so doing, and then in actually healing the man, Jesus is also sending a message to us. The question is, Can we read the sign? Our...
  • Mark Warner Talks Health 'Scare Tactics'(While hiding from his constitutes)

    08/10/2009 4:24:02 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 360+ views ^ | August 10, 2009 |
    Mark Warner Talks Health 'Scare Tactics' via kwout
  • Caption This Photo Of Sarah (hint...look in her hand)

    07/25/2009 10:19:01 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 240 replies · 8,359+ views
  • "Daughters Delivered from Death and Disease" (Sermon on Mark 5:21-43)

    06/27/2009 9:35:54 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies · 572+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | June 28, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Daughters Delivered from Death and Disease” (Mark 5:21-43)Last month was Mothers’ Day. Last week was Fathers’ Day. Today, then, must be Daughters’ Day, because today we will see not one but two “Daughters Delivered from Death and Disease.” One of the two is known as Jairus’s daughter, and she is the one delivered from death. The other one is not called a daughter--oh, wait, she is, actually (more on that later)--and she is the one delivered from disease. Two daughters: one, a woman suffering from disease for twelve years; the other, the girl raised from death, is twelve years of...
  • "How Does Your Garden Grow?" (Sermon on Mark 4:26-34)

    06/13/2009 9:33:41 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 895+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | June 14, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “How Does Your Garden Grow?” (Mark 4:26-34)It’s June, and everything is green. We’re into the growing season, and so everywhere you look, you see the signs of green, green growth. Oh, you thought I was talking about outside! No, I’m talking about in here, in the church! It’s growing season now, and things are turning green. Notice, we’ve changed to green paraments, on the altar, and on the lectern and pulpit. Green is the color of growth, and that is why it’s the liturgical color for this season after Pentecost and Holy Trinity, the non-festival half of the church year....
  • Anger at deadly U.S. military raid in southern Iraq

    04/26/2009 5:52:56 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 1,121+ views
    Reuters ^ | 26 Apr 2009 | Aref Mohammed
    BASRA, Iraq, April 26 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iraqis protested against U.S. forces on Sunday after U.S. soldiers killed a man and a woman in an overnight raid that was condemned by the provincial governor. The U.S. military said it targeted "special groups" fighters, or elite Shi'ite militiamen the United States says are funded and armed by Iran, in a raid on their house early Sunday in the city of Kut, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Baghdad. In a statement, the military said U.S. troops had shot and killed a man suspected of being behind supplying weapons to the...
  • "Set Free to Serve" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent)

    03/28/2009 4:59:12 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies · 939+ views
    March 29, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Set Free to Serve” (Mark 10:35-45)I’d like to start the sermon today with a little quiz, in the form of a multiple-choice question. Which of these statements is true, a) “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none,” or b) “A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all”? Which one is true? As you may have guessed, this is a trick question. The correct answer is c) “both of the above.” A Christian is both a perfectly free lord and a perfectly dutiful servant. It was Martin Luther who set forth these...
  • "Passion Prediction, Passion Production" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent)

    03/07/2009 5:07:45 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 774+ views
    March 8, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Passion Prediction, Passion Production” (Mark 8:27-38; Romans 5:1-11)One of the themes of Lent, as we head toward Holy Week, is the approaching Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Does that word jump out at you a little bit, “Passion”? It should. Usually when we use the word “passion” in our culture, we’re talking about strong emotion. For example, “The artist went about his work with great passion, painting through the night,” or “The young woman was overcome with passion and fell head over heels in love.” “Passion,” as we most often use the term, is associated with either zeal or...
  • "From the Water to the Wilderness" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent)

    03/01/2009 1:47:32 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies · 643+ views
    March 1, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From the Water to the Wilderness” (Mark 1:9-15)Today is the First Sunday in Lent, and that means our Gospel reading today is an account of the Temptation of Our Lord. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record this early episode that took place right after Jesus’ baptism. But whereas Luke takes thirteen verses to tell us about the temptation, and Matthew takes eleven, our evangelist for this year, St. Mark, as is his style, covers the temptation of Christ in just two verses, as follows: “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty...
  • How About a Chip in Your Hand, Instead

    02/28/2009 4:35:15 PM PST · by Trot · 52 replies · 1,273+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/28/09 | Bob Unruh
    LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER Radio chip coming soon to your driver's license? Homeland Security seeks next-generation REAL ID Posted: February 28, 2009 12:25 am Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily Privacy advocates are issuing warnings about a new radio chip plan that ultimately could provide electronic identification for every adult in the U.S. and allow agents to compile attendance lists at anti-government rallies simply by walking through the assembly. The proposal, which has earned the support of Janet Napolitano, the newly chosen chief of the Department of Homeland Security, would embed radio chips in driver's licenses, or "enhanced driver's...
  • "Astonishing, Amazing Authority" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

    01/31/2009 2:12:29 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 691+ views
    February 1, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Astonishing, Amazing Authority” (Mark 1:21-28)Our text is the Holy Gospel for today, the story of Jesus teaching in the synagogue and rebuking the unclean spirit, and the reaction of the people to his “Astonishing, Amazing Authority.” “Jesus entered the synagogue and was teaching,” our text says. We sometimes lose sight of the fact that Jesus was a rabbi, a teacher. During his ministry, it was his custom to travel around to various places and teach. And where did he usually go first? To the synagogue. Now the temple in Jerusalem was the center of worship for the nation as a...
  • Vanity: A Mark Levin question: Who ARE "the backbenchers"?

    01/22/2009 11:43:01 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 44 replies · 4,981+ views
    Vanity ^ | Vanity | Vanity
    Just who ARE "the backbenchers" that Mark talks about? I sometimes think I have a hunch, but I rarely hear the ones I suspect are the backbenchers, so I'm not at all sure.
  • Mark Warner Lost My Vote...

    10/12/2008 1:37:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 697+ views ^ | October 9, 2008 | By Melissa Markham
    I am not a party voter. I have voted for Democrats, Republicans and even 'third party' candidates like Ross Perot. The way I roll is to vote for the person that I think will do the best job. For instance, I am voting for John McCain and Sarah Palin. I don't think Obama has the country's best interests at heart. I think he is naive and is likely to make some very costly mistakes because of it. I would love to have a national health care plan, but that is not enough to make me vote for a man I...
  • FRC Action Slams Comments Made by Mark Warner(This thing is getting better by the minute!)

    10/09/2008 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 867+ views ^ | Last update: 3:41 p.m. EDT Oct. 9, 2008 | FRC Action
    WASHINGTON, Oct 09, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today, FRC Action decried comments made by Democrat Party Senate candidate Mark Warner. Warner, who served formerly as Governor of Virginia, was recently recorded speaking at a Democratic Party event. In his speech, Warner accused pro-lifers, homeschoolers, and members of the National Rifle Association, as threatening to "what it means to be an American." Warner said that "one of the things you're going to see is a coalition that has just about completely taken over the Republican Party in the state [Virginia] and if they have their way, it's going to take...
  • Mark Warner coming to New Jersey for U.S. Senate fundraiser

    09/12/2008 4:01:49 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 130+ views ^ | Sept 12, 2008 | By Max Pizarro
    Democratic Party fundraisers John Graham and Michael Kempner have scheduled a Sept. 22 money event for former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, who’s running for U.S. Senate to succeed retiring Sen. John Warner (R-VA). Members of the Clinton fundraising team called the Group, Graham and Kempner have their own ties to Warner, whom they talked to last year during the run-up to the Democratic presidential primary. At the time, Warner was mulling a presidential run. He ultimately opted instead for a U.S. Senate bid. By helping to raise money for the Virginian, Graham and Kempner still have their eye on presidential...
  • Freedom's Watch irks Udall (Mark Udall a.k.a Werehippie upset lol)

    09/12/2008 8:26:08 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 218+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 |
    Mark Udall is not a happy camper, and Freedom's Watch is taking all the credit. As Josh wrote yesterday, the conservative organization is up with a new ad slamming the Democratic Senate candidate for voting for a Department of Peace. An attorney representing Udall's campaign fired off a letter to at least two television stations in Denver yesterday demanding that the ad, which shows an aging hippie bragging about the legislation, originally sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, near his beat up Volkswagen van, be yanked from the airwaves. "The advertisement is inappropriate, irresponsible and crosses a clear line," attorney Douglas...
  • Mark Warner's Broken Promises

    08/10/2008 5:52:44 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 53+ views ^ | 2008 |
    Mark Warner's Broken Promises
  • Obama the bland looks to Virginia (Commentary on overrated Democrat Virginia Governors)

    08/07/2008 10:49:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 10 replies · 199+ views ^ | Aug 4 2008 | Melanie Scarborough
    “The old style of politics of saying anything to get elected is not what we need,” candidate Warner said. When his Republican opponent, Mark Earley, warned that Warner would raise taxes if elected, Warner said, “The fact is that I will not raise taxes. My plan states it. I’ve said it throughout this campaign. And no matter how many times my opponent may say otherwise, I will not raise your taxes.” Once elected, Warner proudly presided over the largest tax increase in Virginia’s history. Other than that breathtaking deceit, he accomplished virtually nothing as governor — and now he’s likely...
  • Money can’t change the facts about Warner’s record

    07/13/2008 4:23:15 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 217+ views
    newsid=19 ^ | 07/13/2008 | BY KIRK COX
    I served on the House Appropriations Committee during Mark Warner’s term as governor. Here are the facts he would like you to forget. Virginia is a balanced budget state. The General Assembly must pass and the governor must sign a balanced budget. Warner’s predecessor, Gov. Jim Gilmore, submitted a final budget that was balanced as required by Virginia’s Constitution. It was only two years later that Mark Warner decided he needed to raise taxes because he did not have enough taxpayers’ money to spend. A recent Warner TV commercial claims he cut spending, but state budgets rose 24.7 percent during...
  • America Supports You: Adventure Trip Hits Mark With Veterans

    10/31/2007 4:54:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 31, 2007 – Five days after their adventure began, seven injured veterans packed up with the satisfaction of knowing they’d done what they set out to do: conquer sand, sea and the cloud of mosquitoes that seemed to follow them everywhere. Kevin Pannell (left) works on Andrew Butterworth's broken prosthetic leg in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands on Oct. 21, 2007. The two former soldiers, who both lost legs serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, were part of a small group of wounded veterans on a paddling trip to the island. Photo...
  • Blogs make their political mark

    08/03/2007 1:25:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 337+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/2/07 | Deanna Bellandi - ap
    CHICAGO - Liberal bloggers can count the ways they are making their presence felt in the presidential race. More than 1,500 bloggers are expected this weekend at the second YearlyKos Convention, which has about 70 sponsors, including unions and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Credentials to cover the event total about 250. The most telling number, however, is seven — as in seven of the eight Democratic candidates were scheduled to address the convention on Saturday, including top-tier candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. Sen. Joe Biden will be in his home state promoting his recently published...
  • Mark of the beast?? (Must read!-spooky! vanity)

    07/06/2007 8:24:06 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 350 replies · 5,315+ views
    Welcome to Xmark, the new corporate identity for our healthcare security products. Our new name emphasizes our focus on healthcare security. You may have known us under the eXI or VeriChip brand, but we are now bringing all our products under the Xmark name.
  • A Lib Asks "How Did Mark Levin Get On Radio"? Another Fairness Doctrine Excuse

    06/23/2007 7:17:39 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 169 replies · 2,751+ views
    She asks..."But it's really curious how Mark Levin went from obscurity to a wingnut radio host who is now syndicated across the ABC radio network. How'd he do it?" She also want to know.... " Can one single progressive host claim such a bounce from radio obscurity to syndication? Having worked to get back on the air for over 3 years now, I have to say that it's not easy. No, in fact, it's near impossible for this to happen and absolutely impossible for it to happen if you're a progressive talker.". Hey, I have an idea. I would like...
  • Clinton's PowerPointer: With Data and Slides, a Pollster Guides Campaign Strategy

    04/30/2007 5:17:03 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 30 April 2007 | Ann Kumblat
    ...Eight years later, it is Clinton who is running for president, and Penn, 53, is her chief strategist. While not her campaign manager in name, Penn controls the main elements of her campaign, most important her attempt to define herself to an electorate seemingly ready for a Democratic president but possibly still suffering from Clinton fatigue. In the four months since Clinton officially became a candidate, Penn has consolidated his power, according to advisers close to the campaign, taking increasing control of the operation. Armed with voluminous data that he collects through his private polling firm, Penn has become involved...
  • Baker Case Documents Saved From Shred Order

    12/21/2006 10:26:18 AM PST · by Ancesthntr · 14 replies · 848+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 20, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – An Israeli businessman who says he served as a broker in a multimillion-dollar Iraqi collection deal by the law firm of former Secretary of State James Baker now charges in a WND interview Baker's firm tried to cover up the alleged transactions, concerned about exposure after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The deal was structured to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iraq, according to the middleman, Nir Gouaz, president of Caesar Global Securities in Israel. Gouaz claimed Houston-based Baker Botts made about $30 million collecting funds owed to a South Korean company by the Iraqi government at the peak...
  • (Mark) Kennedy Surging (In Minnesota)

    10/26/2006 2:25:47 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 1,641+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 26 October 2006 | John Hinderaker
    Last Friday, we posted Mark Kennedy's new television ad, which takes the Iraq war head-on. We expected it to be effective, and it has been. The Kennedy campaign has just finished its latest round of polling, and the new ad, combined with Kennedy's matchless work ethic and the Republican resurgence that we are seeing over most of the country, has sliced Democrat Amy Klobuchar's lead in half. Mark is now within single digits and closing fast. One more thought: yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the Wellstone plane crash that, together with his subsequent funeral, was one of the decisive...
  • Matthews Laughs as NY AG Candidate Calls Cheney 'Bucket of Warm Spit'

    08/15/2006 6:57:47 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 1,429+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 15, 2006 - 21:45 I'll get to the good stuff in a minute. But before I tell you just how Mark Green went about slurring VP Cheney, President Bush and religious conservatives, let me explain why he went out of his way to defame them in the most obnoxious possible manner on this evening's Hardball. Mark Green is about to lose to Andrew Cuomo in next month's New York Democratic primary for Attorney General. The latest poll has him eating Cuomo's dust by 18 points. And that was before the final nail in his coffin -...
  • America Supports You: Wounded Warrior Cyclists Mark Holiday

    07/05/2006 5:41:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 271+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Elaine Wilson
    SAN ANTONIO, July 5, 2006 – As the city celebrated July 4 with colorful parades and family barbecues, a small group of cyclists rode into Fort Sam Houston marking an independence day of their own. Steve Nardizzi (far right), executive director of Soldier Ride, introduces a few of the wounded warriors participating in the Soldier Ride National Tour 2006 at Fort Sam Houston's Fourth of July ceremony. The cyclists stopped by after a nine-day trip from Dallas to help the San Antonio community pay tribute to the nation. Photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The...
  • 'Stop the sniping at the UN' [Says UN Deputy Secretary-General to USA.]

    06/09/2006 12:21:46 AM PDT · by familyop · 75 replies · 1,691+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 09JUN06 | ALEX MASSIE
    Deputy secretary-general Mark Malloch Brown said the US needs to tell its people why the UN matters Picture: AFP/Getty THE United Nations' British second-in-command was at the centre of a furious diplomatic row with the United States yesterday. The UN deputy secretary-general, Mark Malloch Brown, antagonised Washington after suggesting that the US administration was happy to use the UN as a diplomatic tool while failing to defend it from critics at home. Mr Malloch Brown told a conference in New York that "the prevailing [US] practice of seeking to use the UN almost by stealth as a diplomatic tool while...
  • America angry over "hypocrites" remark [Bolton got into it with British UN official.]

    06/09/2006 12:04:26 AM PDT · by familyop · 108 replies · 2,894+ views
    <p>New York: Deputy Secretary-General of the U.N. was on Wednesday night accused of making ``a very, very grave mistake'' after calling the Bush administration hypocrites who were feeding a right-wing anti-U.N. frenzy in middle America.</p> <p>Washington's Ambassador to the U.N. responded with undisguised fury to a speech by Mark Malloch Brown, the Deputy Secretary-General, in which he accused Washington of using the international body ``almost by stealth as a diplomatic tool'' while failing to defend it at home.</p>
  • Mark Levin Talk Show Live Thread 29 May 2006

    05/29/2006 2:57:49 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 68 replies · 1,163+ views
    Welcome to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic! Today is a "Best of Mark" show.
  • Blogging vs Traditional Media - This time its personal

    05/22/2006 7:11:26 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 2 replies · 142+ views
    BlogMaverick ^ | 13-May-2006 | Mark Cuban
    A blog is media. Its a platform to communicate that can reach anyone within reach of an internet connection. Ive been writing this blog for more than 2 years and that time has allowed me to recognize the difference between a blog and traditional media and why the two will never successfully meet. In traditional media, you are first defined by your medium. There is some constraint to the physical or digital definition of the medium the content is delivered on or by, that for the most part determines how you are perceived. There is a cost vs time vs...