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  • Mitt Romney Comes Out in Support of Homosexual Boy Scout Leaders, Members

    08/07/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 427 replies
    Christian News ^ | August 6, 2012 | Heather Clark
    A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scout’s current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders. According to The Associated Press, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the news outlet in an email that Romney still stands by his beliefs that homosexual men should be able to serve in the organization. She specifically noted that Romney had outlined his views in 1994 during a political debate, and that his stance has not changed. “I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what...
  • American Father Self-Immolates To Protest Against Family Courts

    06/20/2011 12:03:16 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 102 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | Unattributed
    On June 15 around 5:30 pm, a 58-year-old New Hampshire father named Thomas Ball self-immolated in front of the Cheshire County Court House. Ball was pronounced dead at the scene. Before he died, he sent a letter The Keene Sentinel to [explain] his actions. The full text of the letter can be found here. [Or here, in the second forum post, if the former page doesn't load.] Ball said he set himself on fire in front of the courthouse because he was “done being bullied for being a man” by the US family court system. Ball’s troubled started in April...
  • Democrats Death by Suicide

    03/21/2010 9:01:50 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 80 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2010 | Editorial
    The government takeover of health care will go down in history as the worst piece of legislation to emerge from a Congress held in general disdain by the American people. The only bipartisanship on the health bill was in the opposition. Usually autopsies are reserved for after the patient has died, but in this case it is useful to get ahead of the matter. The malformed health legislation is not the only reason Democrats are facing political extinction in November, but it is one of the most dramatic. The legislative process in this country has never been so unseemly. Arm...
  • PRUDEN: The Suicide Mission For The Democrats

    03/16/2010 5:44:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies · 1,006+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2010 | Wesley Pruden
    This is the week of decision, the ultimate showdown over Barack Obama's government takeover of health care and a big piece of the American economy. It's only the latest of a series of ultimate showdowns, but eventually one of them will live up to the hype. This could be the one? Nancy Pelosi, the dominatrix of the Democrats, boasts that she has the votes to prevail, but if she does, it's a puzzle why she and the president keep putting off the vote. If she has the votes, why did the president postpone leaving for Guam, Indonesia and Australia to...
  • Emperor Obama and the Kamikaze House Democrats

    03/11/2010 3:29:08 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 894+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    "I am not going on this mission for the Emperor or for the Empire...I am going because I was ordered to." These words were spoken by one of Japan's first kamikaze pilots, Lieutenant Yukio Seki, after being compelled to volunteer for a suicide mission. Though apprehensive, the pilot maintained the insight to comprehend that "Japan's future was pale if it was forced to kill one of its best pilots." So it is in Washington, D.C. as a "divine wind" blows through the nation's capital. Although in the majority, Democrats are experiencing decreased capacity to successfully wage political war. Disregarding plummeting...
  • Obama In The Balance (TNR Begs Obama To Help Dems Commit Political Suicide Alert)

    02/03/2010 10:31:22 AM PST · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 761+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 1/27/2010 | TNR Editiorial
    How does this president handle a crisis? Thus far, the answer is not at all encouraging. The current crisis is the election in Massachusetts of Scott Brown, now the forty-first Republican senator. His arrival in Washington has sent Democrats into panic mode--fearful that they too will be swallowed by a seething electorate--and caused many of them to flee in the other direction from health care reform. In short, Barack Obama faces a moment where his presidency just might collapse or, rather, risks heading into a wilderness where it would accomplish next to none of its ambitious goals. For generations, health...
  • Gov. Crist unveils Florida environmental budget during Rookery Bay visit

    01/24/2010 8:06:32 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 187+ views
    Marco Eagle ^ | January 22nd | Eric Staats
    NAPLES — Gov. Charlie Crist visited a nature reserve in Collier County on Friday to unveil a $2.1 billion budget request for environmental initiatives in 2010-11. The budget Crist will send to the state Legislature includes $50 million to revive the Florida Forever land preservation program, $50 million for Everglades restoration and $10 million for solar energy rebates.
  • The Democrats’ Health Care Hari-Kari

    12/20/2009 10:55:31 PM PST · by Darnright · 29 replies · 1,601+ views
    redstate.com ^ | 12/21/09 | posted by bs
    A quick search of the Interwebs for the term “political suicide” will return a significant number of stories on the pending Democrat-pushed healthcare “reform” legislation and their seemingly inexplicable political death spiral. Virtually every poll says that the public rejects the bills in the Senate and House, Barack Obama’s popularity is tanking, and virtually no one on the Right OR the Left is happy with them. So the natural question is: Why are the Democrats pushing this? The characterization of the Democrats’ actions as “political suicide” is somewhat inaccurate. It would be more apt to call it “political hari-kari”, as...
  • Saturday Vote to Ration Health Care, Fine Any Without Insurance(Political Suicide Bombers)

    11/20/2009 8:37:13 PM PST · by FreeReign · 19 replies · 926+ views
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 11/20/2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    Democrats are the equivalent of political suicide bombers. They have strapped political bombs to themselves and they are hell-bent on taking out as many Americans as they can with them. This is how this must be looked at. There is nothing remotely good about any of this. There's nothing compassionate about any of this. Just before they detonate their political bombs -- which is what their votes against the wishes of the people they serve are -- they may as well shout "Death to freedom!" They may as well shout "Death to freedom!" as they cast their vote....
  • POWERLINE:Floor Fight, Here We Come!-(Hillary Declares Credentials Fight At Convention!)

    03/27/2008 8:16:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies · 1,744+ views
    Powerline ^ | 3-27-08 | John
    Last night, Greta van Susteren interviewed Hillary Clinton on Fox News. This was the most interesting exchange: VAN SUSTEREN: And if he says, no, I won't do it, that leaves Michigan and Florida out. And does that leave you out? CLINTON: No. Not at all, because we are going to make sure those votes get counted, one way or another. VAN SUSTEREN: How? CLINTON: Well, you know, you can always go to the convention. That is what credential fights are for. You know, let's have the Democratic Party go on record against seating the Michigan and Florida delegations three months...
  • The Republican Collapse

    10/05/2007 3:47:09 PM PDT · by nosofar · 97 replies · 2,184+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 5, 2007 | David Brooks
    Modern conservatism begins with Edmund Burke. What Burke articulated was not an ideology or a creed, but a disposition, a reverence for tradition, a suspicion of radical change. When conservatism came to America, it became creedal. Free market conservatives built a creed around freedom and capitalism. Religious conservatives built a creed around their conception of a transcendent order. Neoconservatives and others built a creed around the words of Lincoln and the founders. Over the years, the voice of Burke has been submerged beneath the clamoring creeds. In fact, over the past few decades the conservative ideologies have been magnified, while...
  • Family Research Council President Leaning Toward Duncan Hunter

    10/05/2007 6:15:27 PM PDT · by WalterSkinner · 50 replies · 486+ views
    News Which Cannot Lose blog ^ | Oct 5, 2007 | DJ Slater--Marshfield News-Herald
    blog article posting where the powerful voice of FRC president mentions possible support for Duncan Hunter.
  • Check Your GOP History

    05/31/2007 8:19:47 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 25 replies · 968+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 31 May 2007 | Heather MacDonald
    Proposition 187 drove Hispanics from California’s Republican party! So argue Jeb Bush and Ken Mehlman in today’s Wall Street Journal, recycling one of the most cherished myths of the open-borders lobby. According to this nostrum, had Californians, fed up with the costs of providing free public services to illegal aliens, not voted to require legal residency to receive those services, California would today, in Bush and Mehlman’s phrase, still be “Reagan country,” its burgeoning Hispanic population reliably pulling the lever for Republicans.....
  • Kuhner: A Giuliani victory will drive Christians out of the GOP

    05/24/2007 1:00:37 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 121 replies · 2,607+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 5/23/2007 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    - Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the editor of Insight (www.insightmag.com). Rudy Giuliani’s candidacy threatens to shatter the Republican Party. The former New York mayor remains the party’s front-runner for the 2008 presidential nomination. If this trend continues, his victory will mark the end of the modern GOP. Ever since Barry Goldwater, the Republicans have become the country’s conservative party. The party stands not only for limited government, low taxes, capitalism and strong national defense, but for something even more fundamental: God, family and bourgeois civilization. The GOP has been the only national political institution willing to defend Judeo-Christian morality from...
  • Biden Camp Dismisses 'Clean' Remark

    01/31/2007 11:54:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,489+ views
    Biden Camp Dismisses 'Clean' Remark By JAKE TAPPER January 31, 2007— Senator Joe Biden, D-Dela., the loquacious chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who launched his presidential campaign on Wednesday may be experiencing an ailment not entirely unknown to him: foot in mouth disease. Instead of media attention for his experience or expertise on Iraq, Biden is today taking some heat for comments he made to the New York Observer, in which he says of a rival for the nomination Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean...
  • US military strike on Iran seen by April ’07

    01/14/2007 2:26:35 AM PST · by maquiladora · 101 replies · 2,290+ views
    Arab Times (Kuwait) ^ | 14th Jan 2007 | Ahmed Al-Jarallah - Editor-in-Chief
    KUWAIT CITY: Washington will launch a military strike on Iran before April 2007, say sources. The attack will be launched from the sea and Patriot missiles will guard all oil-producing countries in the region, they add. Recent statements emanating from the United States indicate the Bush administration’s new strategy for Iraq doesn’t include any proposal to make a compromise or negotiate with Syria or Iran. A reliable source said President Bush recently held a meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice and other assistants in the White House where they discussed...
  • Giuliani Defends Clinton on 9/11 Efforts

    09/27/2006 5:38:21 PM PDT · by Vision · 412 replies · 3,517+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 27 8:06 PM US/Eastern | MATT SEDENSKY
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended Bill Clinton on Wednesday over the former president's counterterrorism efforts, saying recent criticism on preventing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is wrong. Political bickering over which president _ Clinton or George W. Bush _ missed more opportunities to prevent the attacks has been escalating since Clinton gave a combative interview on "Fox News Sunday" in which he defended his efforts to kill Osama bin Laden. "The idea of trying to cast blame on President Clinton is just wrong for many, many reasons, not the least of which is I don't think he deserves...
  • McCain Stand Comes at a Price

    09/21/2006 12:10:42 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 142 replies · 2,235+ views
    LA Times ^ | 09-19-06 | By Janet Hook and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
    WASHINGTON — Conservative activists are heaping criticism on Sen. John McCain for fighting President Bush over proposed rules for the interrogation of terrorism suspects, a dispute that has reopened long-standing divisions between the maverick Republican lawmaker and his party's establishment. The attack from the right, which coalesced over the weekend, could undercut McCain's effort to woo Bush backers and other party regulars for an anticipated 2008 presidential bid. His position on terrorism prisoners has fueled critics' skepticism about McCain's conservative credentials. "This very definitely is going to put a chilling effect on the tremendous strides he has made in the...
  • Is Suicide the Conservative Alternative?(Interesting Read)

    09/03/2006 1:12:40 PM PDT · by Treize · 69 replies · 1,517+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/29/06 | Philip V. Brennan
    The other day I watched a panel discussion about the forthcoming congressional elections. The panel's conclusions ranged from Bob Novak's grim report that some believe the GOP could lose as many as 30 House seats in November to John Fund's suggestion that all is not lost (maybe), to Human Events' John Gizzi's fear that Republicans will sit out the election to National Review Kate O'Beirne's less gloomy outlook. All, however, agreed that the key to this election is Republican turnout. If GOP voters, angered with their party's failure to live up to conservative principles, elect to stay home, Election Day...
  • Candidate faces speeding, open container charges [Hank Hill]

    06/10/2006 12:12:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 206+ views
    AP ^ | 6/10/6
    CHATTANOOGA- A Hamilton County General Sessions Court judicial candidate has been charged with speeding and having an open beer container in his vehicle, officials say. Attorney Hank Hill was driving 45 mph in a 30 mph zone and had an open 24-ounce, partially empty can of beer in a rented truck he was driving, according to Signal Mountain police. Hill, who is running for the seat occupied by retiring Judge Richard Holcomb, was stopped Wednesday around 7 p.m. after a radar indicated he was speeding, according to a police report. Hill told the officer there was alcohol in the vehicle...
  • Poll: Dems leap ahead of GOP on illegals

    04/26/2006 7:15:13 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 66 replies · 1,501+ views
    WND ^ | 27 April 2006
    By emphasizing enforcement of the law, Democrats have leaped ahead of Republicans in the latest poll asking Americans which party they trust more on the issue of illegal immigration. As the immigration debate rose to the top of the national agenda this year, the GOP was favored by 37 percent to 31 percent over Democrats, said pollster Rasmussen Reports. But the newest survey shows round two going to the Democrats as Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean declares enforcement of the border his party's top priority. Now 42 percent trust Democrats more on this issue while 35 percent trust the...
  • U.S.: Miers Won't Withdraw Top Court Nod

    10/13/2005 1:15:06 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 220 replies · 2,479+ views
    U.S.: Miers Won't Withdraw Top Court Nod Oct 13 3:31 PM US/Eastern Email this story WASHINGTON The White House on Thursday dismissed the possibility that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers might withdraw if she encounters heavy fire in her Senate confirmation and suggested her nomination was becoming embroiled in "side issues like religion." Asked if there were any circumstances under which she would ask that her name be withdrawn, presidential spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters: "No one that knows her would make such a suggestion." "And no one that knows her record and her qualifications would make such a suggestion,"...
  • Tom Tancredo Endorses AIP Candidate Jim Gilchrest Over Fellow Republicans In CA Special Election

    09/29/2005 7:09:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 2,143+ views
    Politics1.com ^ | September 29, 2005 | Ron Gunzburger
    OPPOSING IMMIGRANTS ... AND REPUBLICANS. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) -- a 2008 White House hopeful and the leading Hill advocate of imposing a radical crackdown on immigration into the US -- broke with the GOP in the upcoming California special election for the congressional CD-48 seat recently vacated by SEC Chair Christopher Cox (R). Although ten of the 17 candidates -- including frontrunners State Senator John Campbell and former Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer -- are Republicans, Tancredo formally endorsed an ideological ally. Tancredo endorsed American Independent Party nominee Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the "Minuteman Project" of citizen border patrols. "I...
  • Senate Democrats move into Rove controversy

    07/14/2005 11:52:04 AM PDT · by kcvl · 28 replies · 669+ views
    Associated Press
    Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., sought to attach the proposal to a spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security, and aides said he hoped for a vote by day's end. Reid, the Democratic leader, made his move as Republicans watched nervously to see whether the controversy over Rove's involvement in a news leak that exposed a CIA officer's identity would pose a credibility problem at the White House. While the president passed up another chance Wednesday to directly voice confidence in his deputy chief of staff, his political team engineered a series of testimonials from members of Congress who praised...
  • Poll: Democratic leaders back Dean

    02/10/2005 4:53:26 PM PST · by free_european · 26 replies · 589+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb 10 2005
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As the Democratic National Committee opens its annual meeting, a new poll of DNC members suggests party leaders want to see some serious changes and believe former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will do an excellent job as party chairman. The CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Thursday indicates the members who chose to reply to the survey also overwhelmingly believe the party should draw clear distinctions between itself and the GOP and should work to defeat the Republican agenda over the Bush administration's final four years.
  • Dean wears keffiyeh [Pali scarf]

    01/21/2004 10:09:31 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 86 replies · 427+ views
    NY Sun print edition, no url, dammit | 1/21/4
    On the front page of today's hard copy NY Sun, there's a photo of Howard Dean wearing a keffiyeh, the tradional Palistinian scarf. Typically, when a non-Arab wears that garment here, it is as a sign of sympathy with the Palestinians.My efforts to find the photo on the web have failed. It is slugged as an AP photo.The photo ranks up there with ThatWoman (D-NY) kissing Lady Arafat.