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  • Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

    10/10/2016 2:41:13 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    NBC5 ^ | 10/07/2016 | Brad Evans
    Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day Governor signs proclamation changing traditional holiday Updated: 7:40 PM EDT Oct 7, 2016 Brad Evans Digital Media Manager HARTFORD, Vt. — Vermont has officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed an executive proclamation Thursday, making the change. Under the decree, Shumlin said a growing number of cities in towns in the United States have recognized the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day. The day is "an opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency," the proclamation stated....
  • Do Our Names Shape Our Destinies? Trump’s Might (Its All In A Name Alert)

    03/15/2016 3:01:31 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | 03/14/2016 | Theodore R. Johnson
    The word trump is defined as a playing card of a particular suit that outranks cards of another suit. And in its use as a verb, it means to outdo or surpass. There is no question that every one of this year’s Republican candidates for president has been trumped. When Trump resorts to name-calling, holds raucous rallies that draw audiences in the thousands, and employs media savvy that makes him the subject of every conversation, he is playing the trump card. It’s a feat that none of the other candidates have been able to match, and not for lack of...
  • HaShem; Moses and The name of God...miracle nation pt 19

    And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.” “My daughter’s...
  • My 4-year daughter can't say "Barack Obama" without laughing...

    08/04/2015 4:57:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 27 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-4-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Turns out he really does have a funny name. My wife and I can't say it in front of her without her bursting into uncontrollable laughter. The little PC cop in my brain wonders if disclosing this is some kind of racist "dog whistle" the left likes to crow about. Of course it isn't. My daughter doesn't really get the concept of race, much less actually express it. Yet, liberals will find racism in a turkey sandwich if you give them enough time to find the right "trigger" for it. The truth is I don't even think my daughter realizes it's the...
  • Kenya names its babies 'Air Force One Obama'

    07/25/2015 8:15:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | Jul 25, 2015
    Now, a batch of Kenyan newborn babies will be called 'Air Force One Obama' in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night two mothers in the western city of Kisumu took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president's jet, Air Force One. "I have decided to call my baby Air Force One Barack Obama so that we can all...
  • Gender-neutral baby names are all the rage for 2015

    06/23/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristin Toussaint
    Last year’s most popular baby names were Benjamin and Emma, but this year the top boy and girl names could actually be the same. 2015 is looking like the year of the gender-neutral baby names, according to a midyear report by Currently, names like Amari, Karter, Phoenix, Quinn and Reese have been making the largest leaps in popularity. “As usual, baby names are reflecting a larger cultural shift,” says BabyCenter’s Global Editor in Chief Linda Murray. “Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be...
  • C'mon FREEPERs, let's help Bruce Jenner with a better name!

    05/31/2015 2:19:19 PM PDT · by budj · 79 replies ^ | 5/29/15 | intouchweekly
    "In Touch Weekly has learned that the 65-year-old, who recently came out as transgender, has picked his new female name!....." You can read it for yourselves, but we can do better for his female name. Let the suggestions begin!
  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    05/04/2015 11:37:29 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/2015 | Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honors the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
  • Barry University Officials in Florida authorize Pro-ISIS Club: JUST CHANGE THE NAME:

    03/30/2015 10:52:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/30/15 | Pamela Geller/
      University and college campuses are critical weapons in the left’s arsenal to destroy America. It’s not just the obvious horror of ISIS or CAIR or the MSA being welcome on college campuses. It’s that voices who oppose their savagery and carnage are banned. My colleagues and I are rarely invited to speak, and when we are, the blowback is deafening, even violent. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was uninvited from Brandeis, if you recall. It’s not just terror groups and hate preachers welcomed on US college campuses; Jewish students are routinely harassed and bullied on campus by Muslims and their leftist...
  • President Barack Obama is concerned about violence "in the name of Christ"

    02/05/2015 10:06:24 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 49 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 5, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    President Barack Obama assures us that, "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. Militant atheists are fond of reminding us that there have been people who committed acts of violence "in the name of religion." And of course this is true. But the Church always condemned such abuses in her teaching. But what Barack Obama doesn't mention (and this should come as no surprise, counterfeit Christian that he is), is that far more violence has been committed under the banner of atheism. See here. As historian Paul Johnson put...
  • Naming my daughter thank you freepers

    11/14/2014 5:10:41 AM PST · by The Friend · 62 replies
    None ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | The Friend
    Dear Freerepublicans, I came across your great Free Republic website about four years ago when I was googling the internet looking for information that can help us deciding on a formal name for our newly born daughter. Fourteenth November is celebrated as children’s day in India. 150 years ago, India’s first prime minister was born this day. Today, let me extend a long overdue ‘Thank You’ to this useful website and its inspiring members for the help that I received without you not even knowing about it. In the West, every formal name has an associated predictable child hood name....
  • Why so many Koreans are called Kim

    10/13/2014 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    economist ^ | 9-8-2014
    A SOUTH KOREAN saying claims that a stone thrown from the top of Mount Namsan, in the centre of the capital Seoul, is bound to hit a person with the surname Kim or Lee. One in every five South Koreans is a Kim—in a population of just over 50m. And from the current president, Park Geun-hye, to rapper PSY (born Park Jae-sang), almost one in ten is a Park. Taken together, these three surnames account for almost half of those in use in South Korea today. Neighbouring China has around 100 surnames in common usage; Japan may have as many...
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 18 ,2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names. “Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for...
  • Two influential TV announcers say they won't use 'Redskins' name on NFL telecasts

    08/19/2014 4:03:14 PM PDT · by mykroar · 80 replies
    WJLA ^ | 8/19/2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. "My very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game," Simms told The Associated Press on Monday. Simms will work the Thursday night package the network acquired this season and will have Giants-Redskins on Sept. 25. He isn't taking sides in the debate over whether Washington's nickname is offensive or racist. But he says he is sensitive to the complaints about the name,...
  • New York Won’t Name Street After Cop to Avoid Offending Muslims

    04/21/2014 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 04/21/2014 | by Daniel Greenfield
    --snip-- A plan to honor a Harlem cop killed by Nation of Islam radicals is drowning under a flood of racial tensions created more than four decades ago, but no one wants to throw it a lifeline — not even the NYPD’s new top cop. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is distancing himself from the controversial push to get the street in front of the 28th Precinct renamed in honor of Officer Phillip Cardillo, who was shot and killed inside a mosque run by Louis Farrakhan in 1972 — noting that the community should make the final decision.
  • Is your name now ‘banned’ in Saudi Arabia?

    03/15/2014 9:44:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 15 March 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has banned 50 names they argue contradict the culture or religion of the Kingdom, according to reports by local media. Parents in the Kingdom will reportedly no longer be able to call their children by names such as Linda, Alice, Elaine or Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin) after the civil affairs department at the ministry issued a list of the prohibited names. Binyamin is believed in Islam to be the son of Prophet Jacob, but is also the name of the current Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. …
  • Football Player Jake Butt Tackles Name-Haters Head On

    09/23/2013 6:22:24 PM PDT · by Dysart · 24 replies
    Mashable ^ | 9-23-2013 | Sam Laird
    Jake Butt is over 6 feet tall and 237 pounds of pure muscle. He's a freshman playing a key role for a top-20 football team in the Michigan Wolverines. And he's got a very bright future to look forward to after choosing to play for the Wolverines over a host of national programs, including Stanford and UCLA. But his last name is also Butt. To make matters worse, he plays the tight-end position — making him, yes, a tight end named Butt. SEE ALSO: This Massive News Fail Is a Real Boner This has, in the immature world of college...
  • Judge rules Tennessee parents can name baby ‘Messiah’

    09/18/2013 2:32:26 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    NEWPORT, Tenn.— A Tennessee judge said parents can name their 8-month-old baby “Messiah,” overturning the decision of another judge who thought the name was blasphemous. At a paternity hearing last month, child support magistrate Lu Ann Ballew was asked to decide Messiah Deshawn Martin’s surname. Ballew ended up changing the baby’s first name as well, saying that “Messiah” was a title reserved for Jesus Christ.....
  • Maria Sharapova planning name change to promote sweets

    08/19/2013 9:28:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies ^ | August 19, 2013 | Evan Hilbert
    Tennis star Maria Sharapova has reportedly set in motion a plan to change her last name to Sugarpova for the duration of the U.S. Open. The Russian opened a candy company by that name and is said to have sunk half a million dollars into it. According to several reports, Sharapova has approached the Florida Supreme Court about the possibility of changing her name.
  • You can help name newly discovered planets, if you follow the rules

    08/16/2013 10:55:42 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    The Verge ^ | 8/15/13 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
    For decades, the names given to newly discovered planets have almost always failed to live up to the excitement these celestial finds represent. (Take for example forgettable monikers such as CFBDSIR2149, HD 189733b, 55 Cancri e, and Kepler-69c.) The organization that oversee's the naming of new planets, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), knows that these titles are the opposite of cool and catchy. And thankfully, something is being done about it — the IAU is moving away from leaving selective working groups to name planets and opening up the process to the public. Unsurprisingly, there are a few rules that...
  • Hillary Botches Civil Rights Hero's Name "Medgar Evans."

    08/12/2013 8:17:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/13/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Hillary Clinton, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco Monday night, botched the name of civil rights icon Medgar Evers. The former secretary of state and first lady was recounting the story of one of her mentors, lawyer John Doar. "In 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi, John stepped between angry protesters and armed police to prevent a potential massacre after the murder of Medgar Evans," said Clinton, who was referring to Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who was murdered while walking into his home on June 12, 1963. Watch the video below:
  • What if everyone changed their name to John Smith or Jane Smith?

    07/11/2013 6:28:21 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 29 replies
    7/11/13 | self
    I just had a thought. What if we had a National Name Change day, and all men changed their name to John Smith, and all women changed their name to Jane Smith? That would really mess up some gov databases, wouldn't it?
  • Snowden: Hong Kong Says US Got Name Wrong

    06/26/2013 5:02:06 PM PDT · by granada
    Sky news UK ^ | UK, Wednesday 26 June 2013 | By Sky News US Team
    FARMVILLE, Va. (WTVR)—The drive-thru itself was an innovative concept, but at this one, it’s unlikely you can order any fries or a shake. Carl Eggleston of Farmville believes in innovation when it comes to his funeral business. After 30 years in the business, he’s seen some changes and he’s tried to be one who keeps up with the times and needs of families. Next month he’ll have cameras installed in the chapel, so services can be viewed online for family out-of-state.
  • Obama Calls Tornado Ravaged Okla. Town By Wrong Name

    05/29/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/13
    President Obama in Asbury Park, NJ on Tuesday: "So, Jersey, you’ve still got a long road ahead, but when you look out on this beach -- this beautiful beach here, even in the rain, it looks good. You look out over the horizon, you can count on the fact that you won’t be alone. Your fellow citizens will be there for you -- just like we’ll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island -- (applause) -- and obviously, we’re going to be there for the folks in Monroe [sic], Oklahoma, after the devastation of last week. (Applause.)...
  • The IRS Just Canceled Its Softball Game This Week With a GOP Senator’s Staff — And Wait Until You

    05/17/2013 12:49:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/16/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    They’re not playing ball. The IRS softball team has canceled their Friday game with Sen. John Cornyn’s staff, amid the still-evolving scandal of targeting conservative organizations. The game has not been rescheduled. By the way, the IRS’s team name? “The Cheetahs.” Cornyn (R-Texas) posted the cancellation announcement on Facebook Thursday morning:
  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected pope, takes Francis as name

    03/13/2013 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Times of India ^ | 13 Mar 2013 | AP
    <p>Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope on Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.</p> <p>A stunned-looking Bergoglio shyly waved to the crowd of tens of thousands of people who gathered in St. Peter's Square, marveling that the cardinals had had to look to "the end of the earth" to find a bishop of Rome.</p>
  • Obama Uses Newtown, Slams 'Name Calling' In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 10:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | staff
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of Detroit to hills of Appalachia, to the twi-plains of Newtown know they're cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. That is our generation's task, to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty in the pursuit of happiness real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. It does not mean that we all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same, precise...
  • Visit Uwingu, name an exoplanet

    11/08/2012 1:44:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | 11-08-2012 | Staff
    Astronomers have now discovered over 1,000 planets orbiting other stars, and right now these exoplanets all have boring, license-plate-like names, such as HD85512 and GJ 436 instead of endearing, "real" planet names that might offer hints of what that world could be like. And recall the recent extrapolation of how many habitable planets might be in the Milky Way? A team using the ESO's HARP's spectrograph determined there might be upwards of 160 billion worlds out there for us to find, and perhaps eventually name. How might we come up with that many names? Uwingu, a startup company that is...
  • VPs mention of Presidential candidates by name

    10/11/2012 8:19:25 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 6 replies
    11 October 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    One particular aspect of the debate caught my attention other than the arguments over issues. How many times did each candidate mention by name the Presidential candidate with whom he is running?
  • It’s Obama’s Turn To Release Some Documents

    09/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | September 25, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Last Friday, GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney disclosed his tax returns and health records. In particular, the release of the tax information was a pleasant surprise –released without pre-announcement or fanfare. Romney gave information that dates back to 1990 which ought to close Harry Reid’s mouth for a time .....–it would be absolutely wonderful if the “right” would get such a disclosed-documentary surprise from President Barack Obama. ...What are Americans on the “left” afraid of learning about Obama? Simple curiosity would demand that Obama’s academic records be released –let alone really wanting to know about the past of the man...
  • Nebraska man changes name to Tyrannorsaurus Rex

    05/08/2012 6:19:33 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 2012 | ?
    A 23-year-old Nebraska man walked into a court room in York County Monday afternoon as Tyler Gold -- and walked out as Tyrannosaurus Rex, the York News-Times reported. Gold said he wanted to change his name “because the (T-Rex designation) is cooler,” according to an official filing he made with court. “Also, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable.” Read more:
  • MILITARY: Navy naming ships after trio of local military heroes

    02/15/2012 12:14:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NC Times ^ | February 15, 2012 | Mark Walker
    The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday morning that it has named one of its new ships after Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a San Diego native who died a hero in Iraq in 2004. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the move, saying a new guided-missile destroyer will be named the USS Rafael Peralta. A Pentagon statement said Mabus named that ship and two other new destroyers after Navy and Marine Corps heroes whose actions occurred during different conflicts but "were united in their uncommon valor." Peralta was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross after using his body to shield fellow Marines from an...
  • "Circumcision and Name Both Say 'Savior'" (Sermon on Luke 2:21)

    12/31/2011 7:23:44 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies ^ | January 1, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Circumcision and Name Both Say ‘Savior’” (Luke 2:21)Today is New Year’s Day, a day for looking forward to the year that lies ahead. It’s a day for plans and goals and New Year’s resolutions. “This is the year, finally, when I will get my weight under control, or when I will start exercising more regularly, or when I start being more faithful in my daily devotions.” All well and good. These can be good goals to have. January 1, 2012. This is also a day when we begin a new chapter in the life of our church. How is this...
  • Law Would Prevent Parents From Giving Kids 'Weird Names'

    12/31/2011 2:00:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/11 | David Lev
    A new law proposed by MK Zvulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi), who is chairman of the Knesset Children's Rights Committee, would prevent parents from giving their children “weird” or strange names that other children were likely to make fun of. The law would forbid parents from naming their children with names that “hurt their welfare or their feelings.” The law, to be presented Sunday for the approval of the Ministerial Law Committee, would establish a “public names committee” which would include experts such as social workers, psychologists, and educators, that would confer with the relevant government ministries on “unacceptable” names that...
  • Tweet your mother’s name to show love and pride for her

    11/04/2011 9:37:06 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 11 replies
    Arab News ^ | October 31st 2011 | RIMA AL-MUKHTAR
    JEDDAH: Saudi tweeters have created a hashtag called IsmOmi (Arabic for “my mother’s name”) in an attempt to break a longstanding taboo that prevents Saudi men from mentioning the name of their mothers. The hashtag enables them to say their mother’s name and allows them to bypass a critical society. Hashtags are created by adding # to a “tweet” on Twitter. They are terms invented to add to tweets on a given subject and build a community of tweets or build toward a “trending topic.” Saudi tweeters see this as a way to express their love and gratitude for their...
  • Adolf Hitler in Custody Battle

    10/28/2011 12:45:20 PM PDT · by americanophile · 45 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 10/28/11 | The Inquisitr
    Adolf Hitler is one of the most evil men to ever walk the face of the planet. He also happens to be a little boy in New Jersey. Adolf Hitler Campbell was taken away from his parents in 2009 because welfare officials said that his name was a form of abuse. And Adolf Hitler isn’t the only strange name in the Campbell family. Heath and Deborah Campbell named their daughter JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. But is an offensive name reason enough to divide a family? Here’s a news report filmed shortly after Adolf Hitler was taken away from his parents....
  • Panic Mode: Holder's Name Mentioned in New Fast and Furious Recordings

    09/21/2011 4:07:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/21/11 | Katie Pavlich Katie Pavlich
    New secret recordings obtained by CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson show ATF agent Hope MacAllister, who we have not yet heard from throughout this investigation, speaking with Lone Wolf Trading Company owner Andre Howard and expressing concern about ATF whistleblower John Dodson, the ATF agent who exposed the scandal by coming forward with information about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death in March. In the recording, MacAllister and Howard sound panicked, not only about Dodson, but about Senator Charles Grassley and about how Attorney General Eric Holder would respond to exposed scandal. The following audio doesn't prove Eric Holder knew...
  • Name That Party: Blago's Dem Affiliation Left Out of Seven AP Stories

    06/28/2011 8:56:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/28/11 | Tom Blumer
    Earlier today, a grand jury convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, on 17 of 20 counts of corruption. 11 of of the guilty verdicts related to attempts to profit from the "sale" of the U.S. Senate seat Barack Obama vacated when he became president. At USA Today's On Deadline blog (as of its 5:33 p.m. update), Michael Winter failed to identify Blagojevich or any other politician involved as a Democrat. Neither did the video found at Winter's article. This is not surprising, because the video came from the "see no evil Democrat" Associated Press.
  • To Any Who May Know Andrew Breitbart

    06/23/2011 3:57:05 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 19 replies
    self | 6/23/11 | RightOnline
    To any of my fellow Freepers or lurkers who may personally know Andrew Breitbart, please pass on the following to him. the name of your oranization. RightOnline has noble goals that I support 100%. God bless and Godspeed. I am compelled to add that I am supremely flattered that you chose to name your organization after little ol' me. I mean, I have had this name for nearly 13 years here on Free Republic, so obviously you have been so overwhelmed by the quality of my posts, you deemed it appropriate to memorialize the name. Color me humbled. OK...
  • British PM removes his name from list of Jewish National Fund patrons

    05/28/2011 10:43:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    haaretz ^ | 5/28/11 | Nir Hasson and Danna Harman
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has removed his name from a list of patrons of the UK branch of the Jewish National Fund - and pro-Palestinian activists have taken credit for the move. Cameron's decision to drop his link with the charity was explained by his office as simply having to do with "time constraints." In an e-mail, Downing Street reiterated the explanation without going into details. "The Prime Minister stepped down from a number of charities - including the JNF," the office wrote. Downing Street declined to comment on the fact that the Stop the JNF Campaign has actively...
  • What Sarah's Name Means

    05/27/2011 10:14:06 AM PDT · by taildragger · 18 replies
    n/a | 05/27/2011 | taildragger
    Here is the link to my original post, yes I think I was the 1st. I have a CPA friend that is a self taught biblical scholar. He believes we grow into the meaning of our names, and always wants to know what you named the baby. So one day (10/15/2008 ) I did what he does and research the meaning of "someones" name :-).This is what I came up with.... Sarah : Princess (in Hebrew)... Louise : Renowned Fighter.... Heath : From the Outer Lands... Palin : Who will serve at the table….. So... She is: The Princess,...
  • Name That Party: AP Stops Tagging Troubled 'Centrist' Wu As a Dem

    02/28/2011 9:25:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/28/11 | Tom Blumer
    Oregon residents and news followers nationwide can be forgiven for shaking their heads over the Associated Press's latest item on the misadventures of Congressman David Wu. All of a sudden he's apparently not a Democrat -- well, at least he's not identified as such by the wire service's Jonathan J. Cooper. (Snip) The theory here is that now that Wu's woes have become a more prominent national story, the AP has decided that the party identification of Wu should came to a halt, lest readers get their minds polluted with the craaaaazy idea that politicians in various forms of trouble
  • The USS John Murtha? How about the USS Robert Miller?

    01/15/2011 10:49:30 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/15/2010 | Caroline May
    Former sailors, soldiers and Marines are expressing outrage at Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’s decision to name a naval warship after recently deceased Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha. The opposition is largely a function of Murtha’s actions and comments during his final years. Murtha became known as one of the most vocal opponents of the war in Iraq — despite voting in 2002 for the resolution that authorized the use of force against Saddam Hussein. In 2005 he declared the war unwinnable, and pushed a resolution to get the troops out of the country. “The U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in...
  • Naming a Dog (Vanity)

    09/21/2010 11:09:25 AM PDT · by Joya · 163 replies
    Vanity | 09212010 | Self
    I am trying to think of a good name for a dog, just acquired from the pound. He's been neutered, seems to be a bit less than one year old. He's part blue heeler and part black lab with ears that do not seem to be of either of those two breeds. He's joining the alpha male guard dog and the little mama dog who are both getting up there in years. If anyone has any good suggestions for naming him, I'd appreciate it.
  • The Hate That Openly Speaks Its Name

    09/04/2010 10:46:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | 9/4/10 | John Hinderaker
    One of the most chilling phenomena of our time is the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The dirty work, the threats and violence that are causing Jews to leave Europe, is carried out more or less exclusively by young Muslim immigrants. But implicit sanction for anti-Semitism comes straight from the top, as top European political, business and social leaders make little effort to hide their contempt for Jews. The most recent case is that of Karel De Gucht, the European trade commissioner. On Thursday he gave an interview to a Belgian radio station, in the course of which he volunteered...
  • Think of a name for the Gay Bar, to be across from Ground Zero Mosque

    08/09/2010 8:59:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 208 replies
    Nachum ^ | 8/9/10 | Nachum
    The new Gay Bar suggested to be across the street from the new Ground Zero Mosque needs a name! Freepers just want to help. Leave your 'suggestions'... :)
  • NZ judge orders 'odd' name change (9-year-old named 'Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii')

    08/07/2010 12:43:37 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 24th July 2010
    A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing. He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples. Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed. One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania,...
  • New Nickname for Democrat Party, if they don't like Socialists how about "Foreign Government Party"

    08/03/2010 9:20:52 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 22 replies · 159+ views
    vanity | August 3, 2010 | steelers6
    Everything they do is foreign to me, they push for Cordova Mosques next to 9/11. The support Mexico over the State of Arizona, they push for the International Courts and the UN whether it be the LOST Treaty, WTO, or IMF. They think that International Law should be taken into account when deciding Supreme Court cases. They run up $1.5 Trillion of Debt per year to put the Chinese, Japanese, and any other country that can lend any money to us over our Economic future. The Foreign Government Party seems appropriate.
  • No, the Problem Is Not Obama’s Middle Name

    07/09/2010 9:17:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 7/9/10 | Claudia Rosett
    As part of his public reconciliation with Israel, Obama for the first time in the almost 18 months since he became president just gave an interview to an Israeli TV station (this from the same American president who gave his first interview in office to Al-Arabiya — remember that ?). Speaking Wednesday to Israel’s Channel 2 News, Obama struck a friendly tone. And yet, as if he can’t quite help himself, out comes this astonishingly crude remark. As reported in the New York Times, he was asked about “the anxiety of many Israelis who feel that he does not have...