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  • A Moment of Clarity

    02/26/2009 8:19:23 AM PST · by yukruk · 30 replies · 769+ views
    me ^ | February26,2009 | yukruk
    I experienced a moment of clarity: The Republican coalition can not stand the dominance of the neocons. 1) Communism possessed a powerful military force with numerous nuclear weapons. Radical Islam does not threaten us in the same way. 2) Businessmen do not feel as threatened by Islam. 3) Some in the Republican coalition will worry that Israel is using us. 4) Converting Moslems into our friends is made harder by our Middle Eastern conquests. The Communists were easier to convert by conquest, they rarely held any real love for Communism. Neoconservatives can be a part of the coalition, but they...
  • Christmas In The Workplace

    12/17/2008 2:07:04 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 7 replies · 351+ views
    Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ^ | December 17, 2008 | Bill Donohue
    “Cindy Wigglesworth, founder of Conscious Pursuits, says Christmas represents a ‘challenge’ to employers. The so-called challenge is how to have ‘an enthused workforce and be faith-friendly and faith-neutral and not violate any laws.’ She does not say what laws might be violated, but apparently she wants to guard against the prospect of someone calling 911. In any event, she has a mind of her own: ‘We’d much rather bring your child to work than bring your faith to work. We have not had a safe way to talk about faith.’ But what if your child comes to work and tells...
  • Dan Proft: The People Who Play By The Rules Party

    10/27/2008 8:40:15 AM PDT · by JulianaJohnson · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Urquhart Media, LLC ^ | Oct 27, 2008 | Dan Proft
    During this Presidential cycle, America has truly become the land of short term memory. Both political parties embrace socialism as if the ravages of that failed ideology were never visited upon the 20th Century. On the campus of the University of Chicago, the legacy of Milton Friedman is protested while the presence of Bill Ayers across town at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) is heralded. Against this backdrop, I am proposing the creation of a new party. Not a party for "working families" or the "middle class", two categories stretched beyond recognition and rendered meaningless by overuse. I want to...
  • A Message From George Washington On Party Unity

    07/01/2008 5:41:12 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 3 replies · 141+ views
    PDOP ^ | 07/01/2008 | Jarid Brown
    So…On this week in which we celebrate the birth of our nation and the liberties and freedoms which our predecessors have fought so hard to uphold, I bring you a simple message; a reminder and a warning from our First President and the man who was charged with uniting and building this great nation...
  • Both parties duck on immigration

    06/08/2008 10:22:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 65+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/08/08 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - The tricky politics of immigration, an issue once seen as a driving force of the 2008 election, have relegated it to a back but hot burner in the presidential campaign debate and paralyzed Congress on the topic. Both John McCain and Barack Obama support giving legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, a position that strategists see as crucial to winning over Hispanics. But Republican and Democratic candidates are also wary of alienating white conservatives and blacks who oppose granting legal status or benefits to people who broke the law to come to the United States. The searing...
  • How is it that we find ourselves in this sorry predicament? (this will probably be controversial)

    02/11/2008 12:40:30 AM PST · by incindiary · 101 replies · 723+ views
    I know that many people are extremely frustrated with politics these days and the current state of the Republican party. Many people are sad that their first-choice candidate dropped out, then their second-choice, and they keep having to compromise more and more until we get to the point where we feel pressured to vote for a liberal, open-borders, unconstitutional insider politician who we ordinarily would never dream of voting for. But have you asked yourself: how is it that we find ourselves in this predicament? And is there anything more to it than meets the eye? I know that anything...
  • A game of chicken.

    01/30/2008 8:11:08 AM PST · by B Knotts · 3 replies · 62+ views
    Ipsissima Verba ^ | 1/30/2008 | B Knotts
    The Rockefeller Republicans are celebrating today. They have had their revenge, long in coming. While John McCain was not their first choice (that would be Rudy Giuilani), he’ll do. He supports enough of the moderate wing’s agenda to be satisfactory. McCain’s chief qualification is that conservatives dislike him. This is shaping up to be an unusual war; each side is championing a candidate who is somewhat difficult to get behind. McCain’s demeanor does not endear him to the elitists who are now resigned to supporting him. Mitt Romney is an unlikely champion of doctrinaire conservatism. But that is how things...
  • Symbolitics As Usual

    01/29/2008 8:36:56 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 44+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/21/2008 | John J. DiIulio Jr.
    For those who thought that Hillary Clinton was through because Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus, or because the polls supposedly proved she would lose in New Hampshire, or because they let the personal, ideological, or partisan wish be father to the thought--and for those who made proclamations about John McCain being kaput, Mike Huckabee having no chance, and Ron Paul staging a surge--herewith a political science recovery plan. But first, to sugarcoat the academic pills, swallow a catchall election--analysis concept that might help to discipline the discourse from now through November: symbolitics. The term was coined during the 2004...
  • The Question Is, Do You Want To Keep It?

    12/09/2007 6:39:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 203+ views
    Chuck Shiflett ^ | October 21, 2007 | Chuck Shiflett
    In last week's column I highlighted comments made to the Financial Times of London by U.S. Comptroller General David Walker in which he compared the current political, social, and economic situation in the United States to that of the Roman Empire shortly before its collapse. I heard from a number of readers in response to the column… Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians. While a couple of folks used the opportunity to plug a particular presidential candidate or legislative issue, almost all were in agreement that things in our nation must change drastically and quickly. Despite a booming economy, low unemployment, and...

    11/05/2007 10:38:50 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 7 replies · 169+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB RAdio ^ | November 5, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    You have to feel for the residents. These students are there for about four years .. nine months every year .. and they're really upset because the Statesboro City Council has put the brakes on some of the wilder drinking happy hours at area bars. Soooooo .... A couple of bar owners run for the city council, and the students launch a voter registration drive to get them elected. Students voting? Fine. And it is so good to see the students at Georgia Southern have finally found something that will drive them to the polls ... preserving their ability to...
  • Democratizing the Constitution: The Failure of the Seventeenth Amendment

    10/18/2007 10:40:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies · 241+ views
    National Humanities Institute ^ | April 8, 2000 | C. H. Hoebeke
    From The Center for Constitutional Studies Democratizing the Constitution: The Failure of the Seventeenth AmendmentC. H. Hoebeke*[From HUMANITAS, Volume IX, No. 2, 1996 © National Humanities Institute, Washington, DC USA] It was with no small sense of vindication that Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan signed the proclamation of 31 May 1913, declaring the Seventeenth Amendment duly ratified and incorporated into the fundamental laws of the United States. More than twenty years earlier as a Nebraska congressman, "The Great Commoner" had joined the struggle to free the Senate from the control of corrupt state legislatures, and despite three failed campaigns for...
  • Hurricane Fears Cool New Year Parties

    12/30/2006 5:56:30 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 696+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-31-2006 | Rob Sharp
    Hurricane fears cool New Year parties Rob Sharp, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:44pm GMT 30/12/2006 Extreme Weather caused havoc across the country yesterday, disrupting plans for New Year celebrations tonight. Up in smoke: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations have already started, but 80mph winds are forecast Gales toppled trees in Staffordshire, killing an 18-year-old woman in a caravan. Hurricane-force winds of 80mph have been forecast for parts of the UK today, casting doubt on whether celebrations will go ahead as planned. Liverpool Council has pulled the plug on a firework display, with Birmingham and Leeds councils threatening to do the same. Local...
  • The Princess Treatment (A Cultural Contribution of the Liesure Class)

    09/13/2006 5:49:08 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 886+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8 September 2006 | PIA CATTON
    "...Sweet Sixteen events have exploded in size and popularity at the same time that the Hispanic tradition of the Quinceańera, a party thrown for a girl of 15 to mark her transition into womanhood, is receiving more attention. Though both events are more secular than Bat Mitzvahs, they bear a similar social function to the Jewish tradition. The host and her family -- rather than a committee of ladies-who-lunch -- make the decisions about attendees, decor and entertainment. As a result, the party may be an expression the family's status and wealth -- rather than a rite of passage for...
  • Parties To Tackle China's Distortion Of History (Koguryo Kingdoms - Korea)

    09/09/2006 10:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 410+ views
    The Korean Times ^ | 9-9-2006 | Lee Jin-woo
    Parties to Tackle ChinaˇŻs Distortion of History By Lee Jin-woo Floor leaders of the governing and opposition parties yesterday agreed to cooperate to address China's distortion of history. The five parties also decided to fully support a resolution unanimously proposed by a National Assembly panel on Thursday. In the resolution, members of the Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee denounced China for intentionally distorting ancient Korean history. They said the controversial research results of the state-funded Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) are not purely a scholastic product, but the Chinese government's intention to claim ancient Korean kingdoms originated in...
  • Court says Ohio too hard on some parties

    09/08/2006 12:01:50 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 655+ views ^ | 9 8 06 | DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI - Ohio's rules for primary elections make it too hard for minor parties to get on the ballot, a federal appeals court ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said the primary requirements allow the Republican and Democratic parties to monopolize general elections. Ohio "is among the most restrictive, if not the most restrictive, state in granting minor parties access to the ballot," the ruling said. Parties automatically qualify for the primary ballot if their candidate for governor or president received at least 5 percent of the vote in the previous Ohio election. Any other party must...
  • New Deals & Old Answers. The key to the Democratic Party’s future may lie in its past.

    07/22/2006 6:38:42 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 841+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | July 31, 2006 Issue | James P. Pinkerton
    What’s wrong with the Democrats? In the May issue of The American Prospect, Michael Tomasky argued that his fellow Democrats need to develop “a politics of the common good,” the sort of majoritarian thinking that “made liberalism so successful from 1933 to 1966.” Today, Tomasky observed, Democrats lack “a big idea that unites their proposals and converts them from a hodgepodge of narrow and specific fixes into a vision for society.” Ouch. But Tomasky aimed still more rhetorical punches at his own team: Dems “don’t even think in philosophical terms and haven’t for quite some time. … They’ve all been...
  • Alachua manager switches parties and blasts Democrats (Florida)

    06/25/2006 7:19:19 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 749+ views ^ | 6/24/06 | JEFF ADELSON
    Alachua County Republicans gained two new allies and candidates for the 2008 elections Friday at an event intended to show the growth of the county party. Alachua City Manager Clovis Watson and Ward Scott, a Sante Fe Community College professor, traded in their Democratic party registrations for Republican ones and announced their intentions to run at a "switch event" held in downtown Gainesville. "I'm a man of action and ideas," Watson told a group of a few dozen Republicans who attended the event. "I cannot continue to support a party that uses criticism and calumny as its stock in trade."...
  • Talk of Pelosi as Speaker Delights Both Parties

    05/29/2006 8:56:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,177+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/29/06 | Mark Leibovich
    WASHINGTON, May 29 — Hoping to win a Congressional majority in November, some optimistic Democratic lawmakers have taken to referring to Representative Nancy Pelosi as "speaker," as in speaker of the House. So have some optimistic Republicans. --snip-- Ms. Pelosi, the California Democrat and House minority leader, lends herself to easy caricature by Republicans. She is an unapologetic liberal, with a voting record to match (the Republican National Committee chairman, Ken Mehlman, said she was neither a "New Democrat" nor an "Old Democrat" but a "prehistoric Democrat"). She is wealthy (married to an investment banker, she has assets listed at...
  • Need help finding decorations for a Republican event

    04/19/2006 1:03:55 PM PDT · by BrynS728 · 39 replies · 717+ views
    I'm in charge of decorations for my Republican group's candidate forum. I'm looking for specifically Republican themed decorations, not just red, white and blue - but I'm not having much luck. Any help in directing me to a source is appreciated!
  • Parties, parades as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II turns 80

    04/16/2006 10:20:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 880+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Showing few signs of slowing down, Queen Elizabeth II -- Europe's longest serving monarch -- marks her 80th birthday on Friday with a host of parties and engagements that run until June. It looks set to be a colourful affair as the royal family enjoys a period of calm compared with a decade ago, when divorce and scandal put the House of Windsors in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. But the celebrations will also be on a smaller scale than a four-day party thrown for Queen Elizabeth's golden jubilee in June 2002, as her 80th...