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  • After a schism, a question: Can atheist churches last?

    01/05/2014 6:51:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    CNN Belief Blog ^ | 01/05/2014 | Katie Engelhart
    LONDON (CNN) - The Sunday Assembly was riding high. The world’s most voguish - though not its only - atheist church opened last year in London, to global attention and abundant acclaim. So popular was the premise, so bright the promise, that soon the Sunday Assembly was ready to franchise, branching out into cities such as New York, Dublin and Melbourne. “It’s a way to scale goodness,” declared Sanderson Jones, a standup comic and co-founder of The Sunday Assembly, which calls itself a “godless congregation.” But nearly as quickly as the Assembly spread, it split, with New York City emerging...
  • The Cool Pastor: An Oxymoron or Just a Regular Moron?

    11/24/2013 12:07:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 11-24-13 | Matthew Everhard
    The unbelieving world will always do “cool” better than the Church. When the Church adopts coolness and relevance as its corporate values, it slavishly agrees to follow, lagging always one step behind the world. (This is why Christian music always ends up ripping off the sounds and styles of their secular counterparts, while Christian film always has a cheesy “cringe factor”).
  • Ivy League Professor: GOP Supports Abortion Ban to Regain 'White Supremacy'

    06/19/2013 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    fox news insiders ^ | fox news insider
    As seen on America Live With Megyn Kelly On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled House voted to impose a nationwide ban on abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy. The measure, however, will not be considered by the Democrat-led Senate, and President Obama has said he would veto it. Democrats criticized Republicans for what they see as a new attack on abortion rights. In a recent MSNBC panel discussion on the bill, University of Pennsylvania professor Salamisha Tillet suggested that this is a racial issue. She expressed the possibility that Republicans support abortion bans so that white women will keep having babies, thereby...
  • The War on Objectivity

    11/01/2012 3:38:53 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/28/12 | Paul Krugman
    Brad DeLong points me to this National Review attack on Nate Silver, which I think of as illustrating an important aspect of what’s really happening in America. For those new to this, Nate is a sports statistician turned political statistician, who has been maintaining a model that takes lots and lots of polling data — most of it at the state level, which is where the presidency gets decided — and converts it into election odds. Like others doing similar exercises — Drew Linzer, Sam Wang, and Pollster — Nate’s model continued to show an Obama edge even after Denver,...
  • Would You Live in a Meat-Free ‘Utopia?’

    06/11/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jun. 11 2012 | Zosia Bielski
    When only macadamia–based cheese will do for that late-night craving, a new luxury condo on New York’s Lower East Side delivers: the Madison Jackson has been “designed to support a vegetarian or vegan organic lifestyle,” offering prospective tenants 24-hour organic vegetarian room service, organic dry cleaning and an on-site juice bar, “for those who get kale cravings at 2 a.m.” The “vegan condo” will also offer in-house nutritional counselling, craniosacral therapy and Jivamukti yoga, which combines hatha yoga with meditation and stresses veganism and environmentalism. “We have many people who are health conscious,” Michael Bolla, the building’s developer, told DNAinfo.com....
  • Obama Campaign Launches "Truth Team"

    02/13/2012 12:46:22 PM PST · by lbryce · 129 replies
    CBS ^ | February 13, 2012 | Stephanie Condon
    President Obama's re-election team on Monday rolled out a campaign to recruit two million supporters to help debunk attacks on the president's record and hit back at his Republican rivals. Called the "Truth Team," the new effort will engage Obama supporters online and in person, encouraging them to communicate with undecided voters about the president's record. "People don't just want to hear from campaign statements or ads -- they want to hear from the family and friends they trust," Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama's deputy campaign manager, wrote in an email to supporters. Obama for America, the president's re-election team, will...
  • Communist Economist John Case Praises Obama's Osawatomie Speech

    12/13/2011 1:18:47 PM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 13 December 2011 | Trevor Loudon
    – "the President Took a Great Step Forward for the Whole Country in Kansas" One of the Communist Party USA‘s leading economic commentators John Case, has come out in support of President Barack Obama‘s recent agenda setting speech at Osawatomie High School in Kansas. Case sees the speech for what it was – a signal to Obama’s “progressive” base that the president will fight next year’s election from the left, on a program of government jobs schemes, guided investment, increased union power , and amped up state direction of the economy in the interests of reducing “inequality”. » If you...
  • Better In Rwanda

    10/25/2011 5:20:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 25, 2011 | Editor
    Commerce: The U.S. has slipped again in world rankings that assess the ease of starting a new business. If we're to bring down our stubbornly high unemployment rate, this trend has to be reversed. According to the World Bank's "Doing Business 2012" report, America is 13th among 183 countries ranked in the "Starting a Business" category. In the 2011 report, the U.S. ranked 11th. The year before, it was No. 8. In 2009, the U.S. was ranked No. 6. It was fourth in 2008 and third in 2007. In the 2012 ranking, the U.S trailed such job creators as Macedonia,...
  • Dry water a reality that could save world from global warming, say scientists

    06/12/2011 3:47:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1+ views
    news.com.au ^ | August 27, 2010 | Peter Farquhar
    YOUR dad just lost one of his jokes. Powdered water – a favourite among many bad dad jokes involving improbable concepts such as flameproof matches, inflatable dartboards and glow-in-the-dark sunglasses – is now a reality. And not only is it not funny anymore, it may also save the planet from global warming. In science circles, it's known as "dry water" and it seems those circles have kept it to themselves for quite a while, because it was actually discovered back in 1968, then forgotten about. It was even "rediscovered" in 2006, purely for study purpose, but it's taken a group...
  • The Oxymoronic President

    06/07/2011 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 7, 2011 | Richard Cohen
    I once worked for an editor who banned the word "oxymoron." I don't know why. It's a good word, meaning a contradiction in terms. The dictionary offers some examples: "wise fool" and "legal murder." I would like to cite another: Barack Obama. He sends contradictory messages.This aspect of Obama's is beginning to play a crucial role in his management of the economy. The fact remains, no matter what Obama says -- and almost no matter what he does -- the business community deeply feels that he is unsympathetic to them and their goals. They say all they want to do...
  • Coast to Coast They Hate the Most .

    04/09/2011 6:29:47 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/9/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wisconsin's labor vote effort may have failed to displace Prosser, but that's only one plank of the Democratic program to mobilize their base. So far the theme is labor, women and blacks. Wisconsin kicked the labor unions into high gear, which is important as it locks down part of a potential swing vote. Now comes rhetoric about Republicans waging a war on women. There is “a war on women,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says. No there isn't, but there is a war for the female vote. Hitting Republicans on social services cuts. Putting abortion front and center. New DNC...
  • Sanchez sisters eyed by House ethics panel for alleged collusion (Democrats)

    10/30/2009 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies · 1,878+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Scott Higham and Alice Crites
    A document from the House ethics committee lists an examination into whether the chamber's rules were violated when Rep. Linda T. Sanchez put three legislative aides to her fellow-congresswoman sister on her payroll after an embezzlement scheme had left Rep. Loretta Sanchez's office short of funds. The document, a July tracking report obtained by The Washington Post, says that the sisters, both California Democrats, "shared transferred staff from one office to another after embezzlement," and that a meeting between lawyers for the ethics committee and the congresswomen had taken place June 1. The document also says that lawyers for the...
  • Abkhazian Orthodoxy at crossroads

    10/07/2009 4:59:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies · 455+ views
    russiatoday.com ^ | October 7, 2009
    The Abkhazian wing of the Georgian Orthodox Church is seeking full independence from its neighbor. After the conflict between the two in the ‘90s, it’s been hoping for church freedom and counts on Russia’s support. Nothing seems to have changed in a small church in the town of Novy Afon since the Abkhazian wing split from the Georgian Orthodox church. Father Vissarion Allia is an active supporter of the Church’s self-rule. Together with local worshippers he would like to see the parishes under the temporary control of Moscow since the republic has been recognised by Russia, eventually leading to a...
  • DEAR BABS

    07/10/2009 9:29:16 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 3 replies · 683+ views
    Unknown ^ | Unknown | Anon
    What follows is a letter written by a retired military Officer to Barbara Boxer. Please give it your widest dissemination. (I searched key word and title BEFORE posting and came up empty,) Babs: You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, “ma’am,” instead of “Senator.” After all, in the military, “ma’am” is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The general was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world’s most corrupt organizations,...
  • Roman Catholics for Obama '08

    07/18/2008 9:19:41 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 43 replies · 414+ views
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 2008 | Paul Kengor
    The first time I learned about the practice I was horrified. It was the mid-1990s. The source was Sharon Dunsmore, a nurse in a hospital NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) who wrote a small booklet about the experience. One day on the job she had been summoned “stat” to the delivery room to deal with an “oops abortion”—a failed abortion in which the baby unexpectedly survived, or, as Dunsmore quoted the pediatrician on the scene, “had the audacity to survive.” The team struggled as to whether to continue intubating the child—now a little boy, not a “fetus”—who clearly was not...
  • NARAL Catholics Line Up for Obama

    06/24/2008 2:50:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 571+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2008 | William McGurn
    You are the Democratic candidate for president. You want to reach out to Catholics. So what do you do when the majority of the elected officials on your National Catholic Advisory Council have the seal of approval from NARAL Pro-Choice America? That's the position Barack Obama now finds himself in. A few months ago, his Catholic advisory council was announced with great enthusiasm, and Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) was listed as a national co-chair. His appearance at the top of the council sent a clear message: This campaign is determined to recover some of the lost Democratic sheep who...
  • Pakistanis want Islamic democracy, distrust US -poll

    01/07/2008 11:51:12 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 58+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 6, 2008 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Most Pakistanis want their country to be a democratic Islamic state but are deeply distrustful of the United States and its war on terrorism, according to a poll released on Sunday. Funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace, or USIP, the poll was taken in the nuclear-armed nation before President Pervez Musharraf's six-week state of emergency and the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto last month. The results, released about six weeks before elections scheduled for Feb. 18, show that a large majority of Pakistanis see democracy as fully compatible with Islam, the pollsters...
  • Young Pastor's Powerful Sermon Encourages Parishioners to Take Part in Life Chain

    10/07/2007 8:07:41 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 459+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 5, 2007 | Steve Jalsevac
    Young Pastor's Powerful Sermon Encourages Parishioners to Take Part in Life Chain By Steve Jalsevac MANOTICK, Ontario, October 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Sunday, Sept. 23, a week before Canada's Life Chain Sunday, Fr. Geoff Kerslake gave what was seen as a powerful sermon encouraging his parishioners to take part in the local Life Chain the following Sunday. Fr. Geoff is the young pastor of St. Leonard's parish in Manotick, Ontario, located on the fringe of Canada's capital city of Ottawa. Fr. Geoff's sermon so encouraged one couple who heard it that they had the text re-printed in the bulletin...
  • Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans

    12/14/2006 10:14:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1,463+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 14 11:19 AM US/Eastern | JIM ABRAMS
    Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will create a new congressional panel to examine the administration's intelligence budget and to make sure the money is being spent properly. Creating the panel, Pelosi said at a news conference, "makes oversight stronger and makes the American people safer." Democrats have been highly critical of the conduct of intelligence agencies in the days before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the lead- up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Pelosi, D-Calif., also said that one of the first tasks of the Democratic-controlled House she will lead beginning in January will be...
  • Nonaligned Movement's Final Declaration

    09/16/2006 8:57:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 1,173+ views
    AP ^ | 9/16/6
    Some highlights from the Nonaligned Movement summit's final declaration. TERRORISM: Denounces the brutalization of peoples under foreign occupation as the gravest form of terrorism. Asks that terrorism not be associated with any religion, nationality or ethnic group and that it be recognized that the struggle of peoples under colonial or alien domination does not constitute terrorism. MIDEAST CONFLICTS: Strongly condemns "the relentless Israeli aggression launched against Lebanon." Promotes a revival of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Supports the Palestinian people's "inalienable right to self-determination in their independent and sovereign State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital." NUCLEAR IRAN: Defends...
  • Islamic Thinkers Society homegrown terror group? You be the judge

    08/12/2006 8:44:03 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 10 replies · 864+ views
    Markedmanner blog ^ | 08-13-2006 | markedmanner
    After looking at some of the pictures of some hezbollah rallys I noticed someone holding a sign with the name Islamic Thinkers Society so I decided to investigate on what this organization was and what it was about. This is what I have found: First off looking at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Thinkers_Society "The Islamic Thinkers Society is an American extremist Islamic group that seeks the goal of restoring the Islamic Caliphate to create what they call "an ideal Islamic society." Located mainly in Jackson Heights, Queens, they have gained controversy for their close ties to terrorist incidents in the United States after...
  • Israeli Leader Rejects Palestinian Truce

    07/08/2006 7:00:32 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 5 replies · 515+ views
    wral.com ^ | July 8 2006 | None attributed
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The Hamas-led Palestinian government called for a cease-fire in its violent two-week standoff with Israel but stopped short Saturday of offering to release an Israeli soldier held by Hamas militants. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected the proposal by Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Olmert will not agree to a truce until Hamas releases the soldier, officials in Olmert's office said. Earlier, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Israel hopes the fighting, which has killed more than 40 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, eventually will lead to a broader cease-fire deal. In fighting Saturday, Israeli troops...
  • Religious Liberals Gain New Visibility

    05/20/2006 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 32 replies · 463+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/20/06 | Caryle Murphy and Alan Cooperman
    Religious Liberals Gain New Visibility A Different List Of Moral Issues By Caryle Murphy and Alan Cooperman Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, May 20, 2006; A01 The religious left is back. Long overshadowed by the Christian right, religious liberals across a wide swath of denominations are engaged today in their most intensive bout of political organizing and alliance-building since the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s, according to scholars, politicians and clergy members. In large part, the revival of the religious left is a reaction against conservatives' success in the 2004 elections in equating moral values with...
  • Thinking Like an Arab

    03/06/2006 10:37:25 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 46 replies · 1,361+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, March 6, 2006 | Alan Caruba
    If it hasn’t occurred to most Americans by now, Arabs don’t think like us. They see the world in very different terms. Rationality, logic, and common sense do not rate high among their priorities.
  • EDITORIAL: What is Al Gore thinking?

    02/17/2006 8:41:35 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies · 2,550+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Feb. 17, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    Comments in Middle East border on bizarre... Bill Clinton (in Qatar) called the cartoon depictions of Muhammad published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten last fall "totally outrageous cartoons against Islam," ... In fact, the cartoons are pretty tame stuff -- the Islamic prophet is not shown as dirty, drooling, shaped like an animal or engaged in any unsavory acts, all standard for cartoon depictions of Jews in the modern Arab press. Mr. Clinton is entitled to his opinion, of course, though one wonders why he would want to gin up more hostility toward the West with an inflammatory characterization of...
  • Get out of Australia, 'radical' Muslims told

    02/06/2006 6:01:50 PM PST · by george76 · 174 replies · 5,855+ views
    AFP ^ | 24 August , 2005 | Lawrence Bartlett
    Muslims who want to live under the Islamic Sharia law were told Wednesday to get out of Australia as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state and...
  • Canadian Leaders Debate. Live thread.

    01/09/2006 3:10:36 PM PST · by fanfan · 134 replies · 1,697+ views
    CPAC/CBC ^ | Monday, January 9, 2006 | Fanfan
    This is the third of four debates, This is in English, and tomorrow's will be in French. Join me in wishing Stephen Harper GOOD LUCK!
  • The Difficulty Of Intellectually Engaging The Left (Dennis Prager On Thoughtful Left Oxymoron Alert)

    10/25/2005 3:30:34 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 1,352+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 10/25/05 | Dennis Prager
    One of the more appealing aspects about being on the Left is that you do not necessarily have to engage your opponents in debates over the truth or falsehood of their positions. You can simply dismiss your opponent as "anti." Anti-worker: It all began with Marxism. If you opposed communism or socialism, you were not merely anti-communist or anti-socialist, you were anti-worker. This way of dismissing opponents of leftist ideas is now the norm. Anyone, including a Democrat, who raises objections to union control of state and local politics is labeled anti-worker: "anti-teacher," "anti-firefighter," "anti-nurse," etc. This is how the...
  • No Agenda: The Internet's #1 resouce for Democrat corruption, ethics violations ...

    10/03/2005 7:50:56 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 27 replies · 3,768+ views
    No Agenda.Org ^ | October 3, 2005
    Sleaze. Corruption. Breaking the law. And no agenda for the American people. The ethical hypocrisy of today's Democrats knows no bounds. While a discredited partisan hack pushes trumped-up charges against Tom DeLay, the Pelosi/Dean Democrats have become a Caucus of Corruption -- name an ethics violation, and they're guilty of it. NoAgenda.org exposes the wrongdoings of more than 50 Democrats who are under an ethical cloud. Learn more about who's doing it and what they're doing. NoAgenda.org
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-08-05....Words - It's Story Time

    06/08/2005 5:54:16 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 165 replies · 1,510+ views
    DollyCali | 06-08-05 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Researchers examine ethics of journalists

    05/05/2005 8:57:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,346+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/5/05 | Matt Sedensky - AP
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Lee Wilkins remembers well the reaction she'd often get when identifying herself as a reporter. "I had a standard line," said Wilkins, now a journalism professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. "I would always say back, 'I won't accuse you of all the ills of your profession if you won't accuse me of all the ills of mine.'" Recent research by Wilkins and Renita Coleman of Louisiana State University may provide some vindication for members of a profession that's taken a beating in recent years with high-profile blunders. Wilkins and Coleman surveyed journalists for the first...
  • are you guys in favor of homosexual marriage, or against homosexual marriage?

    02/16/2005 9:29:38 PM PST · by Dan19 · 76 replies · 1,072+ views
    how does everyone feel about homosexual marriage
  • Whence Comes Jewish Self-Hatred?

    11/04/2004 9:00:40 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 58 replies · 629+ views
    The Redneck Rastafarian ^ | 11/04/"'04" | The Redneck Rastafarian (Zionist Conspirator)
    This essay is being written on US Election Day of "2004." And while the outcome of that contest is not known at this writing to the author (a disadvantage not shared by the reader), one thing that has long been obvious is that the majority of the Jewish vote will go to the candidate preferred by Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Palestine Liberation Organization. Jews who are more concerned with the safety of Israel have been scratching their heads and shouting at their fellows to come to their senses. And one of these voices--Ms. Julia Gorin--has pointed out that the...
  • GOP leaders take issue with Senate candidate's contract (OK State Senate Race -- Nichols vs Pryor)

    10/07/2004 6:55:51 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 6 replies · 343+ views
    Norman Transcript ^ | Oct 7, 2004 | James S. Tyree
    GOP leaders take issue with Senate candidate's contract By James S. Tyree Transcript Staff Writer October 7, 2004Senate Republican leaders and other GOP members are crying foul over a contract between a state agency and State Senate Democratic candidate Lisa Pryor. The matter stems from a services contract between the Norman candidate and the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. Republicans take issue over the contract's timing, the money involved and Pryor's use of her campaign address and telephone number as contact information for the Lake Thunderbird project. "Serious ethical - if not legal - questions surround this contract that...
  • Kerrynomics Explained

    09/17/2004 9:26:05 PM PDT · by planekT · 3 replies · 309+ views
    National Review ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Thomas E. Nugent.
    John F. Kerry’s “Economic Policy” graced the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal on September 15. Even though the Journal occasionally leans a little to the right, it was considerate of the editors to publish Kerry’s outline of his economic vision of America
  • Kerry wants Hillary to head 'truth squad'

    08/23/2004 7:23:59 PM PDT · by hope · 109 replies · 27,335+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8-23-04 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    August 23, 2004 -- JOHN KERRY'S presi dential campaign, which slighted Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic convention last month, now wants the former first lady to lead its "truth squad" at next week's GOP convention, The Post has learned. Party insiders said that aides to Clinton were engaged in "intensive talks" over the weekend with Kerry's representatives about the role she is expected to play.
  • ZOT!! I am looking to understand, please help me.

    08/09/2004 1:51:32 PM PDT · by chicken_little_not · 116 replies · 3,748+ views
    chicken_little_ZOT!
    <p>" It didn’t sound like a hard question. After George W. Bush delivered a tepidly received address to a convention of minority journalists, a Native-American editor from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer asked, “What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century?” As president and a former governor, the journalist said, Bush had a “unique experience, looking at [the issue] from two perspectives.” The president fumbled. “Tribal sovereignty means that—it’s sovereignty,” he stammered. “I mean, you’re a—you’re a—you’ve been given sovereignty and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity.” As Bush rambled, looking like a schoolboy unprepared at the front of the class, many of the hundreds of Asian, black, Native American and Hispanic journalists gathered before him…well, snickered.</p>
  • Oxymoron of the Day: Secular Hymn

    06/09/2004 12:03:45 PM PDT · by torqemada · 6 replies · 97+ views
    Was watching CBS News as The Gipper's body was being moved from his Library to begin the journey to DC. Dan Rather (that glorified talking head) recapped the event saying that we had just listened to, "Ruffles and Flourishes, Hail to the Chief and, what amounts to a SECULAR HYMN, America the Beautiful." Then he proceeds to butcher the words to the song. It seems these secularists and apostates never miss an opportunity to spit in the eye of God and the Christian faith...now, even hymns have been declared secular. When the President's body arrives at the Capitol Rotunda, the...
  • I didn't leave the Dodgers and the Democrats; they left me. [Democrat is an Oxymoron]

    04/20/2004 10:37:43 AM PDT · by Joy Angela · 25 replies · 216+ views
    Orange County Register - commentary ^ | 4/20/2004 | Anthony Lee
    From blue to redI didn't leave the Dodgers and the Democrats; they left me. At the Angels home opener last Tuesday, I overcame years of denial, followed my heart and bought my first Angels cap, completing my transformation from Dodgers to Angels fan. My change in allegiances from blue to red on the baseball field coincided with my switch from blue-state Democrat to red-state Republican a month ago, when I at last came to see that "conservative Democrat" was an oxymoron. Let me try to explain. I was raised by a father who drove us an hour to Dodger Stadium.......
  • John Forbes Kerry The Hypocrite, Vol. I, Issue 3

    02/06/2004 1:13:03 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 55 replies · 906+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | Feb 6, 2004 | RNC Research
    Friday, February 06, 2004 JOHN FORBES KERRY THE HYPOCRITE, VOL. I, ISSUE 3   Special Interests’ Best Friend_____________________________________________Charles Lewis, Head Of The Center For Public Integrity: “The Idea That [Sen. John] Kerry [D-MA] Has Not Helped Or Benefited From A Specific Special Interest, Which He Has Said, Is Utterly Absurd.”  (John Solomon, “Kerry Blocked Law, Drew Cash,” The Associated Press, 2/4/04)QUESTIONS RAISED OVER CASH AND KERRY NOMINATIONS! In 1984, When Kerry First Ran For U.S. Senate He Promised To Be “Persistent Watchdog Over Presidential Appointments.”  “When he first ran for the Senate, Kerry promised voters he would carefully choose...
  • DEMOCRAT DEBATE WATCH -- Dems Still Don’t Get It: . . . (RNC Research)

    11/24/2003 7:22:56 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 85 replies · 274+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | 24 Nov 2003 | RNC Research
    DEMOCRAT DEBATE WATCH Dems Still Don’t Get It: Oppose Prescription Drugs For Seniors, Mislead On President Bush’s Record, And Praise George Soros? ____________________________________________________ KERRY AND EDWARDS MAKE DEBATE VIA SATELLITE BUT HAVE MISSED KEY MEDICARE VOTES CAMPAIGNING Kerry Has Missed 35 Votes On The Medicare Prescription Drug Bill (S.1, CQ Vote #262: Prescription Drug Benefit - Passage, Passed 76-21: R 40-10; D 35-11; I 1-0, 6/27/03; S.1, CQ Vote #261: Prescription Drug Benefit - Means Test, Rejected 38-59: R 3-47; D 35-11; I 0-1, 6/26/03; S.1, CQ Vote #260: Prescription Drug Benefit - Alternative Plan, Rejected 21-75: R 20-29;...
  • DEMS IN DENIAL -- Democrat Presidential Candidates’ Tax Increases Would Reverse Economic

    10/31/2003 7:51:05 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 35 replies · 108+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | October 31, 2003 | RNC Researach
    DEMS IN DENIAL Democrat Presidential Candidates’ Tax Increases Would Reverse Economic Growth ____________________________________ “[The] Bush tax cuts have stimulated venture capital investment, mergers and acquisition activity, and the stock market. … [P]artisans will continue to produce pessimistic analyses, [but] there should be no doubt that this economy is gathering momentum. The strength … will surprise many … George W. Bush should get credit ...” (Brian S. Wesbury, Op-Ed, “The Bush Boom,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/15/03) Dems don’t get it: say bush tax relief WON’T work Dean: “Tax Cuts To Individuals Do Not Stimulate The Economy.’’ (Kevin Landrigan, “Dean...
  • MUST READ: MORE OF THE SAME IN BALTIMORE (RNC Research)

    09/10/2003 8:53:47 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 98 replies · 2,360+ views
    September 9, 2003MORE OF THE SAME IN BALTIMORE Angry Attacks, Shrill Protest And Political Hate Speech ______________________________________________________________DEM ATTACKS DEAN: Iraq Is “Battle Created By President.” “This is a battle for terrorism all right. It's a battle created by the President of the United States who ignored the greater danger in Iran and North Korea and al Qaeda at home to do it. This was a mistake, this war, and the President has gotten into it, now we're going to have to get out of it.” (Democrat Candidates Debate, Baltimore, MD, 9/9/03) KERRY: President Was Negligent By Rushing To War....
  • DEMS PLAY FOLLOW THE LEADER--FOR YEARS KEY DEMS RECOGNIZED WMD'S--NOW DEAN HAS CHANGED THEIR MINDS

    07/24/2003 1:06:40 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 39 replies · 489+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | July 24, 2003 | RNC Research Department
    July 24, 2003   DEMS PLAY FOLLOW THE LEADERFor Years Key Dems Recognized WMD http://www.gop.com/newsroom/rncresearch/research072403.htmThreat . . . But Now Howard Dean Has Changed Their Minds ________________________________________________________________ Dean On Dems: “‘All these guys running say how terrible Iraq is,’ Dean told Iowa voters … ‘Where were they four months ago when we really needed them to stand up to the president of the United States?’”  (Jeff Zeleny, “Potential For War Troubles Field Of Democratic Hopefuls,” Chicago Tribune, 1/20/03) DEM LEADERS BECOME DEAN LITE RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES Dean Accused Sen. John Kerry Of Being “Dean Lite.”  “Speaking to the...
  • DEMOCRATS POLITICIZE WAR IN IRAQ

    07/14/2003 5:19:48 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 71 replies · 253+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | 13 July 2003 | RNC Research
    DEMOCRATS POLITICIZE WAR IN IRAQFrom The Beginning, Democrats Have Played Pure Partisan Politics __________________________________________________________________________________ Los Angeles Times’ Ron Brownstein: “I think clearly, the Democrats, there’s obviously a political element of this. The Democrats have been on the defensive on national security issues all year, and they have struggled to find a line of argument about dealing with Iraq ...” (CNN News, 7/14/03) SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE WAR … Reps. Jim McDermott (D-WA) And David Bonior (D-MI) Visited Baghdad To Support Saddam’s Regime And Urged Bush Administration To Not “Play The Blame Game” With Iraq. (Laura Meckler, “Division Over Iraq...
  • DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TURN BACK ON “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND”

    05/29/2003 10:21:53 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 30 replies · 364+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | 29 May 2003 | RNC Research
    RNC RESEARCH DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TURN BACK ON “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND”Despite Dem Attacks, President Bush Has Funded Education At Record Levels ___________________________________________________________________________________ “Fiscal Year 2003 funding for ‘No Child Left Behind’ programs increased by more than 36 percent over 2001, and 60 percent over 2000 levels.  This year America will spend more than $8,200 per student of which the federal contribution is now 8.4 percent.”  (Department Of Education, “Record Spending And A Commitment To Success,” Fact Sheet, 5/19/03) DEMS ATTACK PRESIDENT BUSH FOR NOT FUNDING EDUCATION REFORM Sens. John Edwards (D-NC), John Kerry (D-MA), Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Robert...
  • DEMS’ ATTACK DU JOUR: HOMELAND SECURITY (Security and Democratic Politics -- RNC Research)

    05/23/2003 7:15:37 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 24 replies · 394+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | 23 May 2003 | RNC Research and Gov Marc Racicot
    RNC RESEARCH FROM:            Governor Marc Racicot DATE:             May 22, 2003 RE:                   Security and Democratic Politics This past weekend at a presidential candidate debate in Iowa a disturbing strategy to elect a Democratic president emerged.  Without offering any credible solutions of their own and notwithstanding their own weak record on these issues, candidate after candidate attacked the President's security policies and leadership as commander-in-chief. Their attacks are driven by a desire by Democrats to close the historic Republican advantage on security.  The Democratic candidates for President have made that clear. “[W]e will not win the White House unless we...
  • Shouting match breaks out between Iraqis, Kuwaitis at Islamic unity summit

    03/05/2003 7:49:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 228+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-5-03 | SALAH NASRAWI
    <p>DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Iraq's vice president shouted, "Shut up, you monkey!" at a Kuwaiti diplomat Wednesday during an emergency summit of Islamic nations that sought but failed to develop a new position on preventing a possible U.S.-led war against Iraq.</p>
  • COMMENTS BY SEN CLINTON, 25 FEB 2003, OPPOSING MIGUEL ESTRADA

    02/26/2003 8:29:43 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 162 replies · 772+ views
    Email forwarding the Congressional Record of Clinton's Speech | 25 February 2003 | Senator Clinton
    Comments by SENATOR CLINTON, 25 February 2003, on Senate Floor Opposing the Confirmation of MIGUEL ESTRADA to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Mrs. CLINTON. I thank the Chair. Madam President, I have been, as I said, listening with great interest to the debate on this issue. It is a very significant and important debate. As I often do when I come to the Chamber, I imagine, instead of being a Senator with the great honor of representing the State of New York and speaking in this Chamber, that I am just another citizen, as I have been most of...
  • WILL DEMOCRATS OBSTRUCT HEALTHCARE REFORM (RNC Research Briefing)

    01/29/2003 1:27:56 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 32 replies · 563+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | 29 January 2003 | RNC Research Department
    RNC Research Briefing29 January 2003 WILL DEMOCRATS OBSTRUCT HEALTH CARE REFORM? Democrat Demagoguery And Attacks Won’t Fix The System _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “A Market For Medical Progress Is Important. Mr. Bush Deserves Credit For Suggesting Policies That Would Preserve One, Especially Since He Will Have To Compete With The Democrats’ Demagogy About Everything Being ‘Free.’” (Robert L. Pollock, “Americans Need A Market For Medical Progress,” The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2003) DEMOCRATS ATTACKED PRESIDENT BUSH’S MEDICARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN BEFORE IT WAS RELEASED! Even Before The President’s Medicare And Prescription Drug Plan Was Released, Democrats Attacked It As A “Reckless...