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  • 10 More Manly Guns

    02/17/2009 3:04:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 112 replies · 3,204+ views
    Arthurs Hall ^ | 2008 | Michael Z. Williamson
    Previously I compiled a list of the Ten Manliest Firearms. I noted that variations on the list were certainly acceptable, but still ran into a bunch of grief from non-men who were unable to read, nor to grasp that real men don't care if other real men disagree with them. Still, there are a LOT of guns out there, so I figured it was time to compile another list. You should own all of these guns before Zero takes office, and then buy more until he wets his pants and blubbers like the wuss he is. And if you don't...
  • When It Comes to Political Opinions, No One Cares About Cher’s

    02/16/2009 11:44:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 1,254+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 16, 2009 | William Kevin Stoos
    Aging Grammy award-winning singer and Academy award-winning actress Cher recently told that “living under Republican rule almost ‘killed’ her, and she does not understand why anyone would want to be a Republican.”[sic] The multi millionaire, much married, and largely irrelevant, vacuous singer/actress, who offered this unoriginal cheap shot against Bush and his party—so vogue among Hollywood celebs—has not done so badly under Republican and Democrat administrations over the last five decades; therefore no one was certain why she offered this commentary. When asked by Stoos Views during a telephone interview why she supported Obama in the last election,...
  • Israeli Election Results: No More Appeasement Policies!

    02/13/2009 4:52:32 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 638+ views
    "Don't worry son, you'll get used to it."
  • Brave New Pedagogues

    02/11/2009 11:44:13 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 224+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 11, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Brave New Pedagogues by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 11, 2009 Academics pride themselves on dreaming up the cutting edge ideas that govern us. That might not be a good thing. They frequently do so without any grave concern about the evidence behind their theories or any regard for the ethical problems inherent in adopting them. Thus, the Ivory Tower is a bastion of support for embryonic stem cell research even though thus far, it has been an abysmal failure and interfering with the creative process of birth is something that you will have to explain to the creator someday. “Stanford...
  • Your recent BuzzBite Submission

    02/09/2009 7:56:17 PM PST · by mckenzie7 · 5 replies · 277+ views
    BuzzDash | 2/9/2009 | McKenzie7
    I submitted the following to BuzzDash to see if anyone else was curious to know more about out new President. Below is the question and after the question is the email I got back from BuzzDash. "Is it important to you to know how many names Pres Obama has used?" Unfortunately, we were unable to post your suggestion to BuzzDash. In selecting buzzbites for the site, we look for those most likely to reflect the interests and breadth of opinions of users in the given topic area. We also check for duplicate questions and inappropriate content to ensure the best...
  • It takes a man: I vote for Todd Palin

    02/09/2009 9:20:49 AM PST · by daylilly · 20 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | 10/3/2008 | Elizabeth Eaves
    How refreshing, then, that this presidential campaign season has given us not one but two political husbands to speculate about. First gentleman manqué Clinton is now out of the running, and we know more than we ever wanted to know about him anyway. The other is would-be second gentleman Todd Palin.
  • Corporate Tax Cuts Should Be Part of the Stimulus

    01/27/2009 1:29:40 PM PST · by pilgrim · 13 replies · 449+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2009 | Stephen J. Entin
    (snip)This week the House will be voting on a two-year, $825 billion economic stimulus package. This is on top of vast sums already being spent in the financial bailout packages. The program is immense. Will it work? The idea is to jump-start "aggregate demand," according to traditional Keynesian precepts. Milton Friedman, on the other hand, taught us that government spending and tax handouts do not stimulate demand, because every dollar doled out by government must be first taken in by taxes, borrowing or other spending cuts. The net effect on aggregate demand is zero.(snip)
  • White House puts bull's Eye on Talk Radio

    01/27/2009 6:57:13 AM PST · by Maxstake · 30 replies · 1,543+ views
    On Obama's agenda, according to his White House website, is the goal to "encourage diversity in media ownership." Obama elaborates on the site that his aim is to "encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum." The plan apparently aligns with longstanding Democratic suggestions to resurrect the "Fairness Doctrine." The policy was abandoned in 1987 under President Reagan when there were 75 radio talk shows in the U.S. Reagan opposed the policy because it required...
  • FReep the New York Times (I just did!)

    01/09/2009 6:00:16 PM PST · by Libertarian4Bush · 17 replies · 807+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2009 | Mass Mailing
    I got a solicitation in the mail to order the New York Times so I don't miss "history in the making"...
  • Luntz Poll What Americans Really Want...Really

    12/17/2008 6:31:10 AM PST · by Betty Jane · 41 replies · 1,267+ views
    Email received From Luntz Research ^ | 12/16/08 | Frank Luntz
    Here’s your chance to have your voice heard and participate in the poll that is likely to be the most talked about of 2009.We’re calling this survey “What Americans Really Want … Really” because it is the first poll to allow average people the chance to prioritize what really matters to them. This survey tackles every important area of life: keeping a job, what you want for your family and the future, defining the American Dream, maintaining quality of life. There are questions on religion, on health, on retirement. It’s going to take about nine minutes of your time –...
  • The Insider's Crusade

    11/21/2008 4:51:20 PM PST · by SumProVita · 24 replies · 597+ views
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2008 | David Brooks
    "Jan. 20, 2009, will be a historic day. Barack Obama (Columbia, Harvard Law) will take the oath of office as his wife, Michelle (Princeton, Harvard Law), looks on proudly. Nearby, his foreign policy advisers will stand beaming, including perhaps Hillary Clinton (Wellesley, Yale Law), Jim Steinberg (Harvard, Yale Law) and Susan Rice (Stanford, Oxford D. Phil.). The domestic policy team will be there, too, including Jason Furman (Harvard, Harvard Ph.D.), Austan Goolsbee (Yale, M.I.T. Ph.D.), Blair Levin (Yale, Yale Law), Peter Orszag (Princeton, London School of Economics Ph.D.) and, of course, the White House Counsel Greg Craig (Harvard, Yale Law)....
  • Who did you really vote for on Nov 4th

    11/07/2008 11:33:55 AM PST · by feedback doctor · 27 replies · 1,529+ views
    PollDaddy ^ | Novermber 7, 2008 | Poll Daddy
    Freep this poll. Who did you really pull the lever for?
  • John Ratzenberger on FOX

    11/02/2008 1:57:57 PM PST · by Unkosified · 85 replies · 4,372+ views
    Fox News
    Ratzenberger on with Neil Cavuto.
  • Europeans say Obama will bring shame on America

    10/31/2008 7:58:59 AM PDT · by iomega · 5 replies · 633+ views
    Ashamed to be an American? You will be if your vote is for Obama this November... Why Europeans want you NOT to vote for Obama: We the citizens of Europe beg you please to vote for the Republican candidate. Because we view Barack Hussein Obama to be a left-wing impostor and troublemaker and a frontman for the insidious immoral Anti-American postmodern collectivist anarchistic movement that the left, in alliance with the creative and entertainment mass media of artists, pop musicians, actors and press, have been working for forty years to bring to power...
  • World awaits US presidential poll

    10/24/2008 7:00:41 PM PDT · by americanophile · 12 replies · 476+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 24, 2008 | Mark Seddon
    While I heard Republican strategists say that Barak Obama's campaign could be de-railed if he took time off to fly to Hawaii to visit his sick grandmother, I felt the visit to be something of a political masterstroke for him, even if he would clearly prefer his grandmother not to be ill. Obama is putting family above politics and, what is more, he knows that the images that are already being played of him with his grandmother can only play in his favour. The Democratic party has not yet encircled Washington DC, but they are getting close. Obama and his...
  • The world wants change

    10/17/2008 10:28:11 PM PDT · by americanophile · 27 replies · 666+ views
    The Guardian ^ | October 17, 2008 | Iam Williams
    So, after eight years of Blair and Brown toadying up to Bush, 65% of Brits want Barack Obama to win the presidential election, according to the Guardian's international poll published today, and only 15% are rooting for the McCain/Palin ticket – and one suspects that some of those would be voting for the racist BNP given half a chance, not least when the numbers indicate that Obama is only supported by the 54% of the lowest socio-economic class, whose neglect by New Labour has left many of them clutching at racist straws. In every country, opinions of the US have...
  • Your Message to John McCain

    10/05/2008 1:05:57 PM PDT · by taraytarah · 71 replies · 755+ views
    Freepers are working overtime supporting Sarah Palin and attempting to motivate John McCain to follow suit as an aggressive political warrior against the Barack Obama threat to this nation. In addition to your comments on other threads, please use this thread today as a tool to post and present your requests and suggestions to the McCain/Palin campaign. Let your voice be heard in advance of the Tuesday debate!
  • RI Catholic bishop leaps into public arena [Open]

    09/04/2008 10:07:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 145+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | September 4, 2008 | RAY HENRY
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The motto of Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin comes from a Bible verse reminding believers that God has given them "no cowardly spirit." And he has not been timid during three years as the most prominent religious leader in Rhode Island, the nation's most heavily Catholic state. Tobin used his edgy humor last year to publicly skewer former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is Catholic and supports abortion rights. In the diocesan newspaper, during the Republican presidential primary, Tobin addressed the candidate by first name—"Hey Rudy"—and called his stand on abortion pathetic. Tobin recently took on U.S. immigration...
  • AOL Attacks Palin

    09/01/2008 8:08:59 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 40 replies · 122+ views
    America OnLine ^ | Friday, August 29, 2008 | Maia
    “I guess someone must have finally told Gov. Sarah Palin just what it is that the vice president does.”
  • What does Racism Mean to you? (opinion)

    08/22/2008 8:43:47 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 85 replies · 931+ views
    I am simply compiling a list of definitions for racism. Please reply to this post with what your honest opinion is. In this nation we are bombarded with constant charges of racism but no one really ever defines what racism is. Please share your comments with me. I may use them in a later post. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
  • Ape Discrimination?

    07/18/2008 9:13:32 AM PDT · by pinkpanther111 · 18 replies · 74+ views
    Yahoo Opinion ^ | july 17 2008 | Maggie Gallagher
    Spain's parliament is poised to pass a bill granting great apes -- chimps, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos -- human rights. Oh, don't worry, they are starting small, offering just four of the 50 rights that human Europeans enjoy. Spain's proposed rewriting of our own Declaration of Independence reads something like this: All apes are endowed by parliament with certain inalienable rights, among them life, personal safety, limited freedom of movement and the right to claim property through court-appointed (human) guardians. Not exactly Jeffersonian, but a revolution in human thinking nonetheless. The poster boy, er, ape, for this great new cause...
  • Miller: The fear factor in Obama presidency

    07/13/2008 6:59:23 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 86 replies · 196+ views ^ | 07/13/08 | Kara Miller / Local columnist
    Let me get one thing out there, before this column gets ugly (as it most definitely will). I believe Barack Obama will win in November. Republicans, after all, are facing a horror show: stratospheric gas prices, 401K accounts that have joined Jenny Craig, increasing numbers of casualties in Afghanistan, escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and a situation in Iraq that oscillates between suicide bombings and periods of relative calm. But an Obama victory may not be quite the harbinger of change that so many of his supporters hope. Let me offer as Exhibit A - and, believe me,...
  • From the Right-A Capital Case

    07/07/2008 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 7 replies · 155+ views
    The Boca Raton News ^ | 6/06/08 | Jack Furnari
    I read a story on the New York Post website the other day that first broke my heart and then filled me with rage. The story was about the funeral of a three year old boy named Kyle Smith who was beaten, tortured and killed by his guardians. What was done to this poor child was so horrible that I cannot even bring myself to describe it. Every time I read one of these stories, I have the same reaction. Not only do I want the perpetrators of these atrocities to die, I want them to die slowly and painfully....
  • Buffalo News-Don't Drill

    06/22/2008 4:48:18 AM PDT · by mc5cents · 45 replies · 86+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 6/22/2008 | Buffalo News Editoral
    Policy Not Panic The growing demand for the United States to end its ban on offshore oil drilling should be seen for what it is. Panic. Excerpt read this nonsense here: Policy, Not Panic
  • Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven' - what do you think?

    06/16/2008 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Apollo 13 · 133 replies · 1,394+ views
    June 16, 2008 | Apollo 13
    Hi everyone - being a relative newbie, I could yet not resist this one: yesterday I saw 'Unforgiven' by Clint Eastwood for the first time. To start: I found it a stunningly good movie. It's been labelled as 'the very last western', or if you will, a revisionist version of trad western fare. I'd agree with both comments; but at the same time it's not out of step with tradional storytelling. What makes it special for me is the deep humanity in it all. Women of low standing are heroines; Clint stays true to the one woman that once saved...
  • McCAIN: "I appeal to the mainstream"

    05/26/2005 12:56:50 PM PDT · by Chairman_December_19th_Society · 176 replies · 3,528+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2005 | Liza Portues
    McCAIN, in his own words: "I appeal to the mainstream, and I'm not afraid of the primaries, of the right wing of the party. I didn't back the conservative judges."
  • Direct Buy Direct Lie [Frauds Liars Biggest scam ever ripoff]

    04/04/2008 4:41:26 PM PDT · by xcamel · 66 replies · 4,925+ views ^ | recently | multiple
    Direct Buy Direct Lie Frauds Liars Biggest scam ever ripoff Shrewsbury Massachusetts "S" thompson, Connecticut: We fell into the trap after the initial visit tour. We should have known better because of the high pressure sales tactics but unfortunately we joined DIRECT LIE. We were builing a new home and were told that we would save tens of thousands of dollars. Yeah, right. This from someone who has no clue about building. It was not until after the first two months, we discovered that they could not beat our price quotes on windows, shingles, doors, siding and most importantly the...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • The Wright Dust-Up Shows and Proves That Many Whites Don’t Know Black People at All

    03/17/2008 11:41:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 193 replies · 4,692+ views
    Black America Web ^ | March 16, 2008 | Deborah Mathis
    The eruption of outrage, shock and fear that is flowing over Barack Obama’s campaign like hot lava because his pastor has preached some strident sermons tells us one thing for certain: Many white people don’t know black people at all. If they did, they would know that Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago is hardly the only black minister who uses the pulpit to rant against racial duplicity and injustice. The black church has always been the place for letting our hair down and speaking our peace -- a safe haven from the criminations outside. It’s how and why the black...
  • AP Quotes Opinion as "Military Study" in Lack of MRAPs for Marine Corps

    02/23/2008 7:43:10 AM PST · by jdm · 23 replies · 301+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2008 | Staff
    Richard Lardner wrote an article for the AP (source link WashPo) about a "study" that was done evaluating the problems with getting Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to the Marines: Study: Lack of MRAPs Cost Marine Lives By RICHARD LARDNERThe Associated PressFriday, February 15, 2008; 10:53 PM WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of U.S. Marines have been killed or injured by roadside bombs in Iraq because Marine Corps bureaucrats refused an urgent request in 2005 from battlefield commanders for blast-resistant vehicles, an internal military study concludes. The study, written by a civilian Marine Corps official and obtained by The Associated Press, accuses...
  • Where are the best places for Coffee in Seattle? Independent roasters.

    02/19/2008 12:20:02 PM PST · by Pontiac · 46 replies · 573+ views
    2/19/07 | Pontiac
    A friend of mine is making a vacation trip to Seattle in June. Where can he get the best coffee? Preferably independent places with atmosphere and really good coffee.
  • Rising to a New Generation of Global Challenges

    02/03/2008 5:18:59 PM PST · by One Sided Media · 1 replies · 71+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | July/August 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Summary: Washington is as divided on foreign policy as it has been at any point in the last 50 years. As the "greatest generation" did before us, we must move beyond political camps to unite around bold actions in order to build a strong America and a safer world. We must strengthen our military and economy, achieve energy independence, reenergize civilian and interagency capabilities, and revitalize our alliances.
  • Choices Not Echoes

    01/28/2008 8:52:23 AM PST · by bs9021 · 85+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 28, 2008 | Louisa Tavlas
    Choices Not Echoes by: Louisa Tavlas, January 28, 2008 ...It may not be news to some us that, academically, American students lag behind many of their international counterparts. And it may not come to as a surprise that, despite this, the U.S. is an extravagant spender on education, having the highest per student cost in the industrial world. But a series of statistics that Walberg reveals in his introduction are even more disconcerting. For example, he notes that reading achievement of 12th graders has steadily declined from 1992 to 2007. The 2006 American College Test indicated that only 51 percent...
  • Vanity Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

    01/27/2008 9:09:08 PM PST · by Brainhose · 7 replies · 73+ views
    Lake Titicaca | Today | Brainhose
    I see complaints often on this site about vanity posts. I can understand if these posts are made to the News/Activist section. This section is titled General/Chat. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "Chat" as: intransitive verb1: chatter prattle 2 a: to talk in an informal or familiar manner b: to take part in an online discussion in a chat room transitive verb chiefly British : to talk to; especially : to talk lightly, glibly, or flirtatiously with —often used with up It defines General as: Function:adjectiveEtymology:Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin generalis, from gener-, genus kind, class — more at kinDate:14th...
  • Choosing More Than Choice

    01/23/2008 2:06:19 PM PST · by bs9021 · 94+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 23, 2008 | Louisa Tavlas
    Choosing More Than Choice by: Louisa Tavis, January 23, 2008 In opening his City Journal article “School choice isn’t enough”, Sol Stern is careful to assert that he resolutely supports the practice of giving tuition vouchers in order to promote educational independence. Indeed, he states that tuition vouchers’ competition-based ideology would be key in forcing public schools to improve, at the risk of losing their students to, say, urban Catholic schools. Stern muses: “Since competition worked in other areas, wouldn’t it lead to progress in education too?”... Since the first voucher program was established in Milwaukee 15 years ago, the...
  • This is my Rant (Vanity)

    01/23/2008 4:31:12 AM PST · by beachn4fun · 74 replies · 125+ views
    January 23, 2008 | Me
    This is my rant. This is not your rant. You may assist me in my rant. Or you may encourage me in my rant. You may add to my rant. But, do not take over my rant for your own. And, although it may seem petty and illogical to you, I have every right to my rant. Here is what I want to rant about. American drivers. I’m mad as hell and I ain’t gonna take it no more. p.s. Please don't bother to correct my spelling or grammar. Being mad as hell allows one to mis-spell words and throw...
  • Nothing "fair" about the "fair tax"

    01/22/2008 3:43:13 AM PST · by xcamel · 259 replies · 394+ views
    Leland Tribune ^ | 1/21/2008 | Elaine Mejia
    Look up the word “fair” in Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition: “Free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception.” Ironically, the so-called “fair tax” proposal that has been getting some attention lately is fraught with favoritism, self-interest, bias and deception. The phrase “fair tax” is a new way to refer to the old proposal to create a national retail sales tax. Such a tax would replace essentially all federal income and payroll taxes with a national sales tax levied on all purchases. So instead of having Social Security and Medicare taxes taken out paychecks and filing those...
  • Who Will Drop Out When? - Thread 2

    01/19/2008 6:31:49 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 24 replies · 86+ views
    Real Clear Politics | 1/19/2008 | Self
    I started a thread on Who will Drop Out When where I predicted who would win place and show in each primary up to FL. On this key primary weekend, I thought I'd review my results and make new predictions. I'll leave the old polls in place to show far off they can be. I was partially right and partially wrong. The amazing thing is, no major candidate has dropped out yet. Rudy is in the most trouble of all of them, although in terms of funding, Huckabee has the least. The old polls and final results are from Real...
  • Odds of Recession Seen Rising

    01/18/2008 2:49:37 AM PST · by a77 · 42 replies · 136+ views
    Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal see increasing odds of a recession this year along with mounting inflationary pressures, an uncomfortable mix that could play a role in shaping the 2008 presidential campaign and complicate life for the Federal Reserve. In the latest monthly survey, economists put the chance of recession at 42%, up from 38% in December and 23% just six months ago. On average, the 54 forecasters who participated see the economy expanding at less than a 2% annual rate in the first and second quarters. Last month's survey estimated 2007 growth at 2.5%. "The U.S. economy...
  • Story of the Unelectable

    12/05/2007 10:33:16 PM PST · by BOSSA · 1 replies · 54+ views
    Jersey ^ | Alan Moretti
    Story of the Unelectable November 3, 2003 by: Alan Moretti "Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to everyone of that society...and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man". - Locke America's founding fathers formed this country not for greed or profit, but to escape from a tyrannical king that ruled the colonies like a dictator. They rebelled and framed a government controlled by checks and balances, never giving complete power to one individual or party. The founding fathers feared "egotism". They also wanted to avoid...
  • Conservative Dissidents at OH Athens

    11/27/2007 11:52:06 AM PST · by bs9021 · 22 replies · 411+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 27, 2007 | Emily Mullin
    Conservative Dissidents at OU-Athens by: Emily Mullin, November 27, 2007 Since coming to college, I’ve been challenged countless times on my political views. I’ve gotten into some pretty heated debates with friends, acquaintances and outright strangers. I’ve been called some nasty words and gotten criticized publicly in the newspaper, but I guess it all comes with the territory. You see, I’m kind of a minority on campus. Or at least it seems that way. To some, I am a conservative. To others, a Republican. And to others still, I’m “ignorant,” “stupid,” or…well, you get the point. I prefer to consider...
  • Raised Hands in Church Make Better Doors than Windows

    10/16/2007 2:03:20 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 11 replies · 60+ views
    Picture it for a moment. Your Sunday morning “Worship through Music” has almost reached its apex when the worship leader decides to touch that third rail by going for the rarely attempted bridge in “Shout to the Lord.” Danger! Unknown lyrics ahead. The time has come to primly pry open your serenely shut eyes. Ok, here comes the unfamiliar territory: “Let the Earth sing. I declare your great…” Wait. What is this? Suddenly the words on the Power Point slide are written in an ancient Chinese script. That’s when you realize that you’re not looking at the Power Point at...
  • A Nation of "Haves" and "Have-Nots"? (How Americans view national and personal ecconomics)

    09/28/2007 8:19:31 PM PDT · by M. Dodge Thomas · 7 replies · 98+ views
    Pew Research Center Publications ^ | September 13, 2007 | Allen, Jodie T. Allen and Dimock, Michael
    Over the past two decades, a growing share of the public has come to the view that American society is divided into two groups, the "haves" and the "have-nots." Today, Americans are split evenly on the two-class question with as many saying the country is divided along economic lines as say this is not the case (48% each). In sharp contrast, in 1988, 71% rejected this notion, while just 26% saw a divided nation. Of equal importance, the number of Americans who see themselves among the "have-nots" of society has doubled over the past two decades, from 17% in 1988...
  • Fort briefs city on biological opinion

    07/31/2007 6:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 211+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Fort Huachuca Garrison Commander Col. Melissa Sturgeon briefed the City Council and staff Monday, regarding the fort’s interpretation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s biological opinion released last month. This new biological opinion, compared to the last one published in 2002 or the ones prior, better accounts for the post-9/11 military landscape and the ongoing war in Iraq, with regard to the fort’s mission in terms of personnel flux, Sturgeon said. Therefore, it can more accurately estimate and predict the fort’s water use, Sturgeon said. The new opinion consists of studies conducted by the U.S. Army...
  • The Olmert government's assault on Zionism

    Jewish history throughout the ages has proven incontrovertibly that Zionism, the assertion of Jewish rights and control over the Land of Israel and the affirmation of Jewish national identity, is the solution to most of the problems that have beset the Jews since the time of Abraham. In the Land of Israel, as a nation of free men and women willing and able to assert and defend ourselves, the Jewish people flourish on every level. Disturbingly, with each passing day it becomes more and more obvious that the Olmert government does not believe that Zionism is important. To the contrary,...
  • Iraq hasn't even begun (Ash alert!)

    07/23/2007 4:15:43 PM PDT · by amchugh · 5 replies · 484+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 19, 2007 | Timothy Garton Ash
    IRAQ IS OVER. Iraq has not yet begun. These are two conclusions from the American debate about Iraq.
  • The Four Walls Of The American Home

    07/13/2007 1:26:51 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 10 replies · 595+ views ^ | 07/13/07 | Mitt Romney
    Our nation faces a new generation of challenges that will significantly impact not just our national security, but also the core character of our society and the fabric of our American families. We face these challenges with an understanding that, at the same time, there is a troublesome convergence of enemies aligned against our democratic institutions whose sole interest is defeating them and destroying the freedoms that we are afforded because of them. At this critical time in our nation's history, we are confronted by daily reminders of the existence of evil. It would be foolish and irresponsible for us...
  • POLL: What happens to the GOP if amnesty is enacted?

    05/30/2007 11:07:49 AM PDT · by avacado · 155 replies · 2,809+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | May 30, 2007 | avacado
    "What happens to the GOP if amnesty is enacted?" It's a peculiar question given the posts I have read since before, and after, the 2006 mid-term elections regarding teaching Republicans a lesson. My Houston, Texas Congressman (John Culberson) and two Texas Senators fought hard against the amnesty immigration bills. But since the Republicans are being "taught a lesson" by ultra-conservatives these fine conservatives who represent me in both Houses have been sidelined. So by teaching the Republicans a lesson what did you expect other than for amnesty to pass? It's sort of a captain obvious moment, don't cha'think! Reduce the...
  • Black and Right!

    03/20/2007 5:41:12 PM PDT · by pgkdan · 26 replies · 1,122+ views
    YouTube ^ | 03-20-07 | Blackandright
    I hope this hasn't already been posted...but even if it has it's worth repeating. This guy says it all and made me want to stand applaud in my own living room.Click here for Black and Right It's about 10 minutes long but you won't be sorry. This guy needs a cable show!
  • Syndicator Keeps Ann Coulter

    03/08/2007 9:02:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1,617+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 8, 2007
    The distributor of conservative pundit Ann Coulter’s column, Universal Press Syndicate, has no plans to drop her column despite the flap she created with her recent "faggot” comment. Coulter used the gay slur in reference to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards during a March 2 speech at the American Conservative Union’s Political Action Conference. So far three newspapers that carried her column have announced that they would stop running it, and the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has launched a letter-writing effort demanding that Universal stop distributing the column. But in a statement, Universal’s president and editor Lee Salem...