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  • Belafonte on Obama: He Doesn’t Deserve a Second Term, Lacks ‘Moral Compass’

    01/11/2012 7:57:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1-11-12 | "Hollywoodland"
    If Matt Damon is disillusioned with The One, Harry Belafonte is downright dismayed with President Barack Obama’s first term. The Calypso crooner didn’t hold back during a recent radio chat on “Smiley & West,” co-hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, even if a rebroadcast of the program snipped out Belafonte’s most punishing comments, according to The Radio Equalizer. My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to...
  • Project Inspired

    01/06/2012 4:49:51 PM PST · by Sola Veritas · 2 replies
    Nicole Weider ^ | Nicole Weider
    What is Project Anti-Cosmo? Cosmopolitan is emblematic of what’s wrong with our culture today. The content of the magazine is predominantly (and often explicitly) about sex. The articles you’ll typically find in its pages advise “hookups” without a hint of emotional connection. Yet, unlike “R” rated movies, there’s no “age limit” for anyone to access it, so young teen girls are reading, absorbing, and acting on its destructive message. Indeed, the increasing focus on sex sex sex encourages the magazine’s impressionable readers to make the most shallow choices imaginable. Because of its popularity (it’s in every supermarket, at the nail...
  • Santorum Surge Brings Ethics Questions

    01/04/2012 2:55:31 PM PST · by Fred · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 010412 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Rick Santorum's powerful finish in the Iowa caucus is bringing fresh attention to his tenure in Congress, including ethics questions that dogged him about a preferred mortgage he received from a bank run by campaign donors, and federal funds that went to a real estate developer who backed his charity. One of the top donors to Santorum's charity was also the beneficiary of an $8 million Santorum-sponsored federal earmark, according to published reports. Melanie Sloan, a former federal prosecutor who filed an ethics complaint against Santorum in 2006 on behalf of a watchdog group, said her organization's website received a...
  • The Fiscal Crisis Straw Man and Moral Relativism's Consuming Dragon

    12/29/2011 6:48:05 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/29/11
    What amazes me more than anything today is the ignorance of those who seek to figure out what is at the root of our American decline (socially and fiscally). My friend, unless you have been born again as the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded, you will NEVER be able to understand it let alone see it (John 3:3-7, Rom. 8:5-8, 1 Cor. 2:14, Jude 1:10). When these violations are more numerous against the absolutes of time and space (natural laws and moral absolutes) and are promoted, practiced and deemed natural and normal by the lawless ones of fallen humanity it...
  • Homosexual Coaches

    12/21/2011 9:45:05 PM PST · by Iamchief · 49 replies
    Dec 21, 2011 | Iamchief
    Has the unveiling of perverse homosexual behavior among male college coaches shed light on a deeper systemic problem with America? Are we seeing the tip of an immoral and sick iceberg; which, if it continues to drift, may tear a hole in our ship?
  • Obama's War on Truth and Decency

    12/13/2011 6:41:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Three incidents in recent days tell us all we need to know about the Obama Administration’s "values." On Dec. 1, the story broke that Bethesda, Maryland-based Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where wounded veterans convalesce, apparently had banned visitors from bringing in Bibles or other religious items. Walter Reed Chief of Staff C.W. Callahan issued a memo in September which said: "No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit." Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, savaged the Obama Administration on the floor of the House, saying, "The President...
  • Is This Conservatism ?

    12/02/2011 4:25:27 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 49 replies · 1+ views
    My Undying Opposition To Ron Paul's Candidacy | 12/2/11 | Alan Levy
    One of my many, many pet peeves is the following statement, which is often said by some Paultard stoned out of his mind on some drug or another: "Ron Paul is the only Conservative running for President!" To me, this is is like fingernails on a chalkboard or watching the latest offering from the FOX Neocon Channel (FNC). Let's take a look at some of RuPaul's (H/T: Mark Levin) "Conservative" thoughts. Let's put this moronic theory to the test, shall we ? *********************************** "I don't think it's very good sign for civilization to still be invoking the death penalty. ....
  • Gloria Estefan in talks to join 'Glee' (Will play mom who supports her teen's lesbianism)

    12/01/2011 9:52:31 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/1/11
    News already broke this week that Ricky Martin was going to appear on "Glee" this winter as McKinley High's new Spanish teacher. But now EW has even more exciting news for Latin music fans: A source exclusively tells EW that pop superstar Gloria Estefan is currently in negotiations to play [SPOILER ALERT!!!]... Santana's mother!
  • Dr. Richard Land: An Open Letter to Newt Gingrich (Why Evangelical Women Don't Trust You)

    11/30/2011 8:31:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2011 | Richard Land
    Mr. Speaker, Well done! You have risen beyond relevancy to serious competiveness by your grip, erudition and intelligence. You have come back from the political equivalent of Hospice care to become a serious contender for the Republican nomination for president. You’re obviously extremely bright, knowledgeable, experienced on the issues and fully able to go toe-to-toe with the formidable campaigner President Obama has amply demonstrated that he is. By the way, your idea of a series of Lincoln-Douglas style debates between you and the president if you are the nominee is a great idea. Those debates would do much to clarify...
  • Children Are Being Exposed To Shocking Levels Of Sexual Content

    11/26/2011 7:58:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Movieguide ^ | November 26, 2011 | Marsha West
    This probably won’t shock most people because we live in an age where the envelope has been pushed so far it’s disappeared over the horizon.  According to the Daily Mail, pink and leopard-print thong panties with no crotches sized to fit a seven-year-old were being sold at Kids N Teen in Greeley, Colorado.  The panties were yanked after a mortified mother complained. As one writer put it: “It’s a new kind of memory: A daughter’s first pair of crotchless panties.” It’s also a sign of the times when a retailer decides there’s nothing wrong with selling sleazy leopard-print thong panties...
  • Hear Evolutionists/Atheists Themselves on Evil & Ethics (like Rape for Instance)

    11/21/2011 9:46:01 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 89 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 11-21-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    A new audio added to my mix of videos in regards to evolutionary ethics and rape. Richard Dawkins in an honest moment.
  • The Right to be Governed

    11/09/2011 6:03:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 5+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | Mike Adams
    There are a number of differences between the college students of the 1960s and the college students of today. Perhaps none is more striking than the desire of the former to be free and the latter to be controlled by the university administration. A recent controversy at UNC-Chapel Hill shows just how upset students become when administrators tell them they are free to associate with whomever they choose. The controversy began like so many controversies begin on college campuses. A homosexual student joined a group that did not share his views on homosexuality. When he was predictably removed from the...
  • Focus on standardized tests may be pushing some teachers to cheat

    11/07/2011 5:40:59 PM PST · by 68skylark · 8 replies · 9+ views
    LA Times ^ | Nov 6, 2011 | Howard Blume
    The stress was overwhelming. For years, this veteran teacher had received exemplary evaluations but now was feeling pressured to raise her students' test scores. Her principal criticized her teaching and would show up to take notes on her class. She knew the material would be used against her one day. "My principal told me right to my face that she — she was feeling sorry for me because I don't know how to teach," the instructor said. The Los Angeles educator, who did not want to be identified, is one of about three dozen in the state accused this year...
  • China's Morally Hollow Economy

    10/28/2011 1:48:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 14+ views
    American Specator ^ | 10/28/2011 | Samuel Gregg
    In recent weeks, China has been consumed by an unprecedented internal debate concerning a subject bound to make its Communist rulers nervous. At issue is the moral health of Chinese society. Widespread Chinese discussion of this most un-politically correct subject was triggered by the October 21 death of a two-year old girl in the city of Foshan in Guangdong province. She died of internal injuries sustained after being run-over not once, but twice in a local market. Accidents happen. But what made little Wang Yue's death a matter for intense public discussion was the fact that nearly 20 people simply...
  • Sexual Politics at the Movies

    10/28/2011 7:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 18+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    "The Ides of March," the slick new movie with George Clooney as an unethical presidential candidate, is a morality tale for our time. It lacks tragic dimensions, it's melodramatic without complexity of character, and it has a neatly constructed plot that has no emotional depth, sliding over the surfaces of the political world as we have come to know it, up close and personal. But it entertains as an engaging tale about the dirty tricks of politics. Entertainment, after all, is what politics has become. The title, if it means anything, is simplistically ironic, since there is no Caesar to...
  • Are Evangelicals or University Professors More Irrational?

    10/25/2011 4:25:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies · 31+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-25-11 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens — a physics professor and a history professor at Eastern Nazarene College — that takes evangelicals to task for being anti-intellectual, anti-reason, and anti-science. Their evidence: Evangelicals doubt man-made global warming. Evangelicals believe that gays can “pray away” their homosexuality. Evangelicals believe the earth is only thousands of years old and that men lived alongside dinosaurs. Evangelicals oppose same-sex marriage. It is worth analyzing these charges, given how often they are made. With regard to man-made global warming, the charge that all...
  • Jobs and Deficits: The Moral Equation

    10/04/2011 8:14:33 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 1 replies
    The Acton Institute ^ | September 28, 2011 | FATHER ROBERT A. SIRICO
    As reform of federal spending is undertaken, all cuts must be made with an eye to freeing citizens of every class to pursue their economic potential... The Genesis account of creation tells us that from the beginning, humanity was created to work. God puts Adam in the garden to "work and watch over it." The Scripture provides an insight into our nature: We are all, man and woman, called into this life to find our vocation, the work that is uniquely ours and contributes to the flourishing of the wider community. This explains why we are naturally so troubled about...
  • Is America Ready for a Christian President?

    09/24/2011 2:18:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies · 10+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2011 | Christopher Chantrill
    Leave it to a RINO. Now Gov. Mitt Romney is doing the Democrats' work for them by worrying that Rick Perry is too extreme to be electable. That's not the way that Democrats talk about their candidates. They go straight for the guilt trip, and worry out loud, e.g., about whether America is ready for a black president. ......Given the power liberals have to define the cultural horizon, it is easy to miss the importance of today's enthusiastic Christianity. Liberals are taught in their secularist seminaries that God Is Dead, and so the usual journalistic trend-spotters don't write breathless articles...
  • Raising "Right and Wrong" Kids in a "Whatever" World

    09/23/2011 2:41:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 23, 2011 | Matthew Archbold
    A sociologist from the University of Notre Dame published a study gauging the moral thinking of 18-23 year olds. The results are depressing and for this father of five, they’re scary. David Brooks of the New York Times summarized the study, saying that moral thinking to a large extent was considered a relative matter or not considered at all, even regarding issues such as cheating on a partner or drunken driving. Brooks writes that “when asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn’t answer the question or described problems that are not...
  • The Dog or the Stranger?

    09/21/2011 12:12:19 PM PDT · by MNDude · 56 replies
    I just read an Dennis Prager column where he says "I began asking students if they would save their dog or a stranger first if both were drowning. The majority always voted against the stranger — because, they explained, they loved their dog and they didn’t love the stranger." I wasn't sure if I cold believe this statement so I did a search on the Internet and found the question posted several times. Many people do say they would save the stranger, however here are how many people answer the question: Wow, I really don't understand how somebody could save...