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  • Paying for her faith? Topper Christian girl gets ZERO in all her exams in Egypt

    09/08/2015 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, September 7, 2015 | DNA Web Team
    A star student in Egypt was fails all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. A star student in Egypt was shocked to discover she has failed all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. Mariam Malak who had aspirations to go to medical school, had scored high marks in previous exams in that past few years. Malak and her family believe she is a victim of corruption in the Egyptian education system, it has been reported. "I was completely shocked. I couldn't hear anyone, I couldn't speak. I thought how can that happen? How can...
  • Atticus Finch's Summation

    07/14/2015 1:38:23 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies ^ | 1960 | (Nelle) Harper Lee
    On the Occasion of the Release of Harper Lee's Second Book[Scout (Harper Lee) and Dill (Truman Capote) return to court after Dill became emotionally overcome at the trial's mockery of justice; they have missed part of Atticus' summation.] "Gentlemen," he was saying, "I shall be brief, but I would like to use my remaining time with you to remind you that this case is not a difficult one, it requires no minute sifting of complicated facts, but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendant. To begin with, this...
  • Prejudiced Justices? AFA calls on Ginsberg, Kagan to recuse themselves from marriage equality ruling

    01/24/2015 7:51:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 01/20/2015 | Tammye Nash
    The American Family Association has called on U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the marriage equality cases the court announced last Friday (Jan. 16), that it will be hearing appeals on, likely in April. Ginsberg and Kagan should not participate in the hearing, AFA President Tim Wildmon has declared, because they have both officiated as same-sex weddings, according to reports by the UK LGBT news site Pink News. SCOTUS announced Friday that the court will accept appeals on four marriage equality cases — from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The four cases...
  • Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

    10/21/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.” Here’s a complete look: And...
  • ‘They Got A White Dude': Police Investigating Gang-Related Memphis Attack Of Three People

    09/10/2014 6:16:18 AM PDT · by walford · 19 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | September 8, 2014 | Staff
    Memphis, Tenn. (CBS ST. LOUIS) – Memphis police are investigating a gang-related beating of two teenage Kroger employees and a customer, with one victim knocked unconscious in a violent viral video. The video circulating social media shows a large group of African-American teenagers swarming a teenage Kroger employee late Saturday night in the store’s parking lot in Memphis, WMC-TV reports. According to police, a 25-year-old customer was attacked by the group who were chanting “fam mob” – a Memphis-based gang — after coming from a nearby CiCi’s Pizza. Two teenage employees were attacked while trying to stop the group’s parking...
  • An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea: You’re A Racist And A Phony

    09/09/2014 11:07:36 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Anne Gus
    Dear Iggy Azalea: I am Anne Gus—journalist, social-justice activist, and reigning Queen of Thought Catalog. I know you’re finding it hard to believe that someone like me would bother writing to someone like you, and I know that you might be a teeny bit starstruck right now, but you’ve, like, been on my radar for a while now and I can’t remain silent about you any longer…I can’t let your atrocities go, like, unchallenged anymore…so congrats, I guess you can consider yourself officially famous now that I’m talking to you…or whatever. Iggy, in many ways we’re very similar people. We’re...
  • Ferguson and the worst job in the world

    08/16/2014 6:37:27 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 20 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/16/14 | Steve Berman
    Police officers have the worst job in the world.  I am not one, but I know several.  Dealing with liars, spouse abusers, robbers, and drug abusers for a living wears on a soul like an old shoe.  Many of them lose faith in humanity, and allow every interaction become one of accusation, confrontation and suspicion.  Plus, the public expects them to be courteous, impartial, and all-knowing about any situation in which they find themselves.   Every interaction on duty becomes a potential for a life and death struggle.  Cops are never allowed to have a bad day, and if they do,...
  • Macklemore concert to open Aventura Mall Microsoft store [Anti-Semite in Jewish town?]

    05/29/2014 5:51:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies ^ | 5/16/14 | Ben Crandall
    At May 29 ribbon-cutting, the store will hand out tickets to a May 31 parking-lot performance by the chart-topping duo... When you are Microsoft, you roll in a special way. Which means opening your Aventura Mall store with a $1 million donation for local students and, oh, by the way, a concert by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis....
  • Are we all racist now?

    05/29/2014 3:10:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 29, 2014 | Allison Pearson
    With impeccable timing, the children chose Mother’s Day lunch to tell their grandmother she was racist. And what vile abuse had my poor mother bandied about? She had asked her grandson if his choir sang Negro spirituals.
  • Mark Cuban and the dangerous trap of truth: Comments about Sterling opened up a bigger can of worms

    05/24/2014 6:43:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Mark Cuban has probably opened up a bigger can of worms than even he could have imagined when he decided to have a rather frank discussion on people’s preconceived notions. “I mean, we’re all prejudiced in one way or another,” he said. “If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face – white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere – I’m walking back to the other side of the...
  • How Privileged Are You? (checklist)

    04/12/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 10, 2014 | Rega Jha and Tommy Wesely
    Check(list) your privilege.
  • Who do Leftists Loathe?

    10/21/2013 7:26:53 PM PDT · by zencycler · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/21/2013 | self
    Ask anyone on the left which groups are hated by the right, and they'll be able to rattle off a dozen or so answers. Truth doesn't matter, perception does, and so they'll have that list ready - gays, immigrants, blacks, yada yada yada. Anyway, it occured to me that we should have our own list of those groups for which many on the left show as much, if not more, intolerance. So here's my list, and I'd be happy to hear from other Freepers with some ideas of what else could be added: Tea Partiers Gun owners The devout Virgins...
  • The Special Privilege of Being a Parent of a Child With Down Syndrome

    10/04/2013 12:35:43 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    LifeNews,com ^ | 10/3/13 | Eileen Haupt
    October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is a time when scores of advocacy organizations and individuals across the country do their utmost to raise awareness about this genetic condition. I was thinking about Awareness and how unaware I was about Down syndrome prior to the birth of Sadie, my second daughter, almost 15 years ago. It got me thinking, what are some of the things I would like others to be aware of? In particular, because such a high percentage of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted—estimates run as high as 90%– I thought I’d use this post...
  • Meet the 'biker chick' teen with Down Syndrome whose fashion-forward Facebook...

    10/03/2013 1:47:25 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | Sep, 19, 2013 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A teenage girl with Down Syndrome has realized her childhood dream of becoming a model. Karrie Brown, 17, from Collinsville, Illinois, was picked to star in a new campaign for the girls' fashion label, Wet Seal after a Facebook photo of her wearing items from the brand attracted public attention. The image, posted to her Fan Page, 'Karrie Brown - Modeling the Future', garnered more than 200 Likes and saw her number of followers rocket to 18,914.
  • E.W. Jackson says non-Christians are engaged in ‘some sort of false religion’

    09/23/2013 2:38:42 PM PDT · by shego · 161 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/23/13 | Michael Laris
    At a morning sermon Sunday in Northern Virginia, Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake pastor, said people who don’t follow Jesus Christ “are engaged in some sort of false religion.” Jackson offered that view while describing a list of the “controversial” things he believes, and that must be said, as a Christian.... It is not the first time Jackson has weighed in with controversial comments on questions of faith and social issues. He has also said that gay people’s “minds are perverted. They are frankly very sick people psychologically and mentally and emotionally.”...
  • When the disabled were segregated (Nazi-like behavior in Britain and America)

    08/21/2013 10:50:14 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 4 replies
    New Statesman ^ | Victoria Brignell
    This article was published a couple of years ago, but it is important in highlighting prejudice against people with disabilities that was common in the past. (....)There are numerous stories of German doctors under the Nazi regime using disabled patients as subjects for horrific medical experiments. But an obsession with experimenting on disabled people was not confined to Germany. Hospitals in Britain and America were also keen to experiment on disabled people in the first half of the 20th century(....)Some British psychiatric patients were given malaria to see if it would cure their mental illness. Barbiturates were often administered in...
  • Smart People Are Just As Racist As Everyone Else (The First Commandment of Liberal MindThink)

    08/13/2013 7:48:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 13, 2013 | Joe Terbush
    They just aren't quite so vocal about it, according to one new study. Despite what they may claim, geniuses are no less likely than their denser peers to be racist, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. While intelligent white Americans were more likely to support the ideals of racial tolerance, their subsequent responses to specific, race-based policies did not bear out those claims, the study found. "High-ability whites are less likely to report prejudiced attitudes and more likely to say they support racial integration in principle," said Geoffrey Wodtke, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Michigan...
  • Thinking Clearly About Profiling

    07/28/2013 11:16:22 AM PDT · by Alex Baker · 21 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | July 27, 2013 | Bryce Buchanan
    THERE IS NOTHING MORE PAINFUL FOR ME AT THIS STAGE IN MY LIFE THAN TO WALK DOWN THE STREET AND HEAR FOOTSTEPS AND START TO THINK ABOUT ROBBERY AND THEN LOOK AROUND AND SEE IT’S SOMEBODY WHITE AND FEEL RELIEVED. REVEREND JESSE JACKSON NY TIMES, 12-12-93 Profiling is a very unsavory activity, we are told. There are marches against it and laws against it. Let’s consider what profiling is, starting with the definition of three terms relevant to the discussion : SNIP Here are some observable facts: 1. Rapes are primarily committed by men. 2. Major terrorist attacks, worldwide, are...
  • Yorkshire cafe owner warns potential customers she 'doesn't bite' <snip>

    07/14/2013 6:47:36 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 36 replies ^ | July 11, 2013 | Chris Brooke
    'I am a black woman. If you are allergic to black people, don't come in': Yorkshire cafe owner warns potential customers she 'doesn't bite' after previous bad reactions - Martha-Renee Kolleh put the sign up because of how she had been treated - She said some customers walk out when they see the colour of her skin - Mother-of-two serves British, African and Caribbean food at the cafe When customers walk into her cafe, only to walk straight back out again, Martha-Renée Kolleh insists it has nothing to do with the prices or the decor. The problem, she says, is...
  • IRS Targeting of Conservatives is Profiling (Vanity)

    05/19/2013 7:26:13 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 15 replies
    Progressives are horrified at the prospect of profiling, even though prejudice is a natural self-defense mechanism. Yet somehow it's ok for the IRS to target conservative groups.
  • (1984 - Thought Crimes) Tennessee Police Chief Using Lie Detector to Sniff Out Racists on His Force

    03/08/2013 9:38:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013, | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Tennessee police chief using lie detector to sniff out racists on his force The police department in Coopertown, Tenn. has been rocked by scandals for more than a decade. Their newest police chief, Shane Sullivan, is using a polygraph test to clean up the town’s image and keep bigots off his force. COOPERTOWN, Tenn. — A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force. Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was...
  • My Daughter's Job Interview (Teaching)

    12/05/2012 10:53:12 AM PST · by ColoCdn · 78 replies
    colocdn's daughter | May 8, 2012 | Vanity (colocdn's daughter)
    The clock ticked a little impatiently, waiting for an answer. My answer. The interviewer’s question stuck in my mind, “Have you worked with diverse students before?” Looking past her wide set eyes, I focused on the picture of MLK behind her head. He stared down at me with knowing eyes. Brooding. Silent. Without reserve. I paused, finding the answer to her question. “Yes. I have worked with diverse students. I mean, I’ve been an English Language Development teacher for the past two years and all of my students have been Hispanic.” “I wouldn’t call that diverse.” She caught me with...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • It's time to shut down the diversity industry

    06/02/2012 9:29:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:35PM BST 01 Jun 2012 | Graeme Archer
    Anyone my age or above will need no reminding of the late, great Michael Wharton, whose Peter Simple column on these pages introduced readers to, among other creations, Dr. Heinz Kiosk. Chief among Dr. Kiosk’s inventions was the “prejudometer”, an anti-racist measurement device. When used on suspected racists, it emitted a reading in “prejudons”, the “internationally-recognized scientific unit of racial prejudice”. When I was a teenager, the antics of Heinz Kiosk made me laugh. I wonder now, though, if those lost in the modern world of corporate correctness might find Wharton’s work eerily prescient. What he didn’t foresee was that...
  • Black Racist Oblack (Saturbray)

    03/24/2012 9:14:42 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies ^ | 3/24/12 | bray
    In this way, LOVE is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 1 John 4:17 When you believe and want America to be a racist hate filled country and hate it completely you assume every black kid killed by whitey is a racist event. So when you have a poor defenseless black kid innocently walking home and was killed by a white German sounding person like Zimmerman you immediately pull the race card. You especially want it to be an angry hate filled white...
  • In 1995 Ron Paul Touted His Newsletter

    12/22/2011 8:48:59 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 12-22-2011 | SeanG200
    In 1992 Ron Pauls newsletter said this: ======================== Paul, writing in his independent political newsletter in 1992, reported about unspecified surveys of blacks."Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action,"Paul wrote. Paul continued that politically sensible blacks are outnumbered "as decent people." Citing reports that 85 percent of all black men in the District of Columbia are arrested, Paul wrote: "Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume...
  • With weak economy abroad, white S. Africans head home

    12/10/2011 1:42:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | Thomas Donzel
    The Short family packed their bags and moved back to South Africa after 10 years in London JOHANNESBURG — After 10 years in London, the Short family packed their bags and moved back to South Africa, part of what experts say is a growing trend of white expatriates returning home. "London was very good to us but it was never home," said Julie Short, who met her husband Wallis in the British capital, where their two young daughters were born. The couple were among the estimated 800,000 white South Africans who moved overseas, mainly to Britain, Australia and New Zealand,...
  • No one deserves a veneer of goodness because of their race

    03/05/2011 7:45:31 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:13 PM on 5th March 2011 | Liz Jones
    I’ve been thinking about race, and prejudice, a lot over the past week. The world has been quick to condemn John Galliano for his anti-Semitic rant. I condemned him a long time ago, firstly for portraying women on his catwalk as adolescent boys and, secondly, for his wanton, unthinking use of fur.
  • Dr. Laura Schlessinger Set to Return to Radio & Tackle Race Baiting Head On

    12/03/2010 8:34:40 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 3, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    Dr. Laura Schlesinger, the outspoken radio talk show host who was derided into resignation over an August on-air controversy, is set to return “uncensored, expanded, and exclusive to” SiriusXM Satellite Radio in January. True to form, Schlesinger plans to come out swinging on the very topic which drove her from terrestrial airwaves. In confirming the exclusive arrangement to bring her talk show to satellite radio beginning Jan, 3, Schlessinger said Monday she intends to introduce roundtable discussions. Within the first three weeks one topic will be race relations and free speech. "Racism, bigotry and hate," Schlessinger told the Hollywood Reporter,...
  • Why CNN totally blew the Rick Sanchez Firing

    10/02/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 47 replies ^ | October 2, 2010 | Sam Rubin
    Welcome to this episode of 'Dumb and Dumber.' I am your host, Sam Rubin. We begin with dope of the day Rick Sanchez, one of a series of TV anchor people, who despite their troubled personal lives, somehow continue to find work, or found work, until today, when CNN, understandably showed him the door...Could this guy be any dumber? Rick was talking with Pete Dominick on XM/Sirius and could not have stepped in it more. His remarks showed both a stupidity and a hubris that is almost unbelievable. It was so interesting to hear Dominick more or less absorb the...
  • Andrea Mitchell Blames American 'Prejudice' For Paucity Of Donations To Pakistan

    08/19/2010 11:46:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You ee-vil Americans. You haven't contributed enough to Pakistani flood relief. And now you've been busted by Andrea Mitchell, who knows why you've been so miserly. It's prejudice. Prejudice I tell ya! Mitchell teased her prejudiced-Americans theory at the top of her MSNBC show this afternoon, then trotted it out while talking with Ann Curry, who is in Pakistan. How over the top was Andrea? Even fellow lib Curry had to gently talk Mitchell down, suggesting there was another very good reason why Americans would be cautious about sending money to Pakistan . . . View video here.
  • US relations are not A-UK

    06/06/2010 3:42:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 709+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 6, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    Thanks in large part to a deadly debacle at sea, things are getting shockingly tense between the US and a critical ally. Israel? Yes. But also Britain. President Obama’s drill-sergeant policy toward BP — yell more, maybe they’ll shoot straighter — has started to annoy British writers who say Obama’s attacks on BP do more harm than good. “This crisis has injected an animus into transatlantic relations unseen since the days of George III,” said Telegraph columnist (and former BP exec) George Trefgarne. Daily Mail columnist Stephen Glover said Obama harbored “anti-British prejudice” dating all the way back to Obama’s...
  • California Racial Attacks on the Increase

    05/22/2010 3:30:01 PM PDT · by foutsc · 10 replies · 641+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 22 May 2010 | Silverfiddle
    Violent racial attacks are occurring... in Alabama?  Arizona?  Whitebread Iowa?  Nope.  In that nut and fruit bowl of diversity, San Francisco. What are the attacks about?  Angry tea partiers beating and shooting minorities?  Arizona cowboys rounding up Mexicans?  White klansmen and neo-nazi Republicans attacking African Americans?  Nope. African Americans attacking Asians Although both groups have suffered discrimination over the decades, the African-American community has been declining here faster than in any other major city, while the Asian-American community has been growing, partly due to immigration. Now almost one in three San Franciscans is of Asian descent, and many have moved...

    04/22/2010 4:36:00 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 16 replies · 483+ views ^ | 04/22/2010 | Dan Wooding
    WASHINGTON, DC (ANS)- The Stars and Stripes ( is reporting that the U.S. Army has disinvited Franklin Graham to speak at the Pentagon on National Prayer Day after a military advocacy group objected because Graham has reportedly described Islam as "evil" and "wicked."
  • More White Supremacists running for Congress … oh, wait

    03/28/2010 9:20:07 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 9 replies · 629+ views
    IMAO ^ | March 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm | The Frederick Douglass Foundation
    Everybody knows that Republicans are a bunch of racist, homophobic, angry White men who hate all minorities. And they want to add even more racist, homophobic, angry White men to Congress. Just look at this list from The Frederick Douglass Foundation (tip: Alex Pappas from The Daily Caller): Senate Marion Thorpe Florida Larry Linney North Carolina Michael Williams Texas House of Representatives Les Phillip Alabama – 5th District Princella Smith Arkansas – 1st District Vernon Parker Arizona – 3rd District Virginia Fuller California – 7th District Star Parker Califronia – 37th District Chriystopher Smith California – 39th District Mason Weaver...
  • Gendercide: The war on baby girls

    03/05/2010 10:10:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Economist ^ | March 4, 2010 | The Economist
    Killed, aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared—and the number is rising IMAGINE you are one half of a young couple expecting your first child in a fast-growing, poor country. You are part of the new middle class; your income is rising; you want a small family. But traditional mores hold sway around you, most important in the preference for sons over daughters. Perhaps hard physical labour is still needed for the family to make its living. Perhaps only sons may inherit land. Perhaps a daughter is deemed to join another family on marriage and you want someone...
  • Amen to the gutsy Dolan - now fight back vs. the other lib bigots

    11/07/2009 4:37:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 388+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 5, 2009 | Andrea Peyser
    New Yorks archbishop has got the score only half-right. Bigotry is alive and well -- and it goes far beyond the Catholic Church. When Comptroller and failed mayoral candidate Bill Thompson this week heard a slur spat against Jews on a radio show, his reaction rang out loud and clear into the wilderness: He greeted the bigoted caller with total silence. When actress and social nitwit Janeane Garofalo was asked about tax protesters, she slimed thousands of white Americans as racist "rednecks" -- with brain damage. Again, the reaction was plain: Near total silence.
  • Anti-Catholicism (An Op-Ed the NY Times refused to publish)

    10/29/2009 3:45:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 127 replies · 1,925+ views
    Archdiocese of NY ^ | October 29, 2009 | Archbishop Timothy Dolan
    October 29, 2009The following article was submitted in a slightly shorter form to the New York Times as an op-ed article. The Times declined to publish it. I thought you might be interested in reading it. FOUL BALL!By Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan Archbishop of New York   October is the month we relish the highpoint of our national pastime, especially when one of our own New York teams is in the World Series!   Sadly, America has another national pastime, this one not pleasant at all: anti-catholicism.             It is not hyperbole to call prejudice against the Catholic Church a...
  • Obama Criticized as Too Cautious, Slow on Judicial Posts

    10/16/2009 12:50:39 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2009 | Michael Fletcher
    President Obama has not made significant progress in his plan to infuse federal courts with a new cadre of judges, and liberal activists are beginning to blame his administration for moving too tentatively on what they consider a key priority. During his first nine months in office, Obama has won confirmation in the Democratic-controlled Senate for just three of his 23 nominations for federal judgeships, largely because Republicans have used anonymous holds and filibuster threats to slow the proceedings to a crawl. But some Democrats attribute that GOP success partly to the administration's reluctance to fight, arguing that Obama's emphasis...
  • No Pizza for Open Carry Gun Families

    10/09/2009 7:25:38 PM PDT · by Domandred · 72 replies · 2,633+ views
    Boise Weekly ^ | 10/72009 | Scott Weaver
    Gunslingers twice rejected from family dining establishments First, they were turned away from Fuddruckers, then Idaho Pizza Company, farther out. But here at Shari's, just west of the Idaho State Police building in Meridian, John Carter and Mike Ludlow are finally able to sit down to dinner, black Glocks still strapped to their hips. The evening, up to this point, had certainly taken on a no-room-at-the-inn feel. Their objectives were simple: to sit down in a restaurant with their handguns clearly hanging in hip holsters, and to enjoy dinner with other like-minded and explicitly armed individuals. Carter and Ludlow are...
  • Bioethics — Tough questions for us all to consider

    09/30/2009 11:22:59 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | October 01, 2009 12:05 am | James F. Drane
    After World War II, the U.S. government invested an enormous amount of money in medicine; medical research, medical procedures and medical technologies. This investment made contemporary scientific medicine into American medicine, characterized by a continuing flow of new treatment possibilities. These advances raised all kinds of ethical questions. Some were personal and individual, others were social and political. Both type questions are addressed by a new academic discipline called bioethics. The first attempt to develop a scientific medicine took place in Greece in the 5th century B.C. It was called Hippocratic medicine. Closely linked with this first scientific medicine was...
  • Prejudice in Paradise: Hawaii Has a Racism Problem

    08/31/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 134 replies · 6,752+ views
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | August 31, 2009 | Larry Keller
    Prejudice in Paradise Hawaii Has a Racism Problem By Larry Keller Celia Padron went on a Hawaiian vacation last year, lured by the prospect of beautiful beaches and friendly people. She, her husband and two teenage daughters enjoyed the black sand beach at Makena State Park on Maui. But a Hawaiian girl accosted her two teenage daughters, saying, "Go back to the mainland" and "Take your white ass off our beaches," says Padron, a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Jersey. When her husband, 68 at the time, stepped between the girls, three young Hawaiian men slammed him against a vehicle, cutting...
  • Tolerance No More!

    08/27/2009 3:52:08 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 289+ views ^ | 08/27/2009 | Ann Lindholm
    The more I watch and listen to the things going on around me in our country, the more I am drawn to God's word. I find myself spending more time in prayer and feeling a conviction I have never experienced. The Holy Spirit is conjuring up something within my soul that I am afraid is about to awaken a new emerging desire of fulfilling God's will. I have this energy within me that is bubbling about, stewing, wrestling, and rising. I opened my Bible last night and began reading in Galatians chapters one and two. I had finished my other...
  • The Id Of The Fox Right (Andrew Sullivan says WE are racist)

    07/30/2009 11:30:47 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 35 replies · 1,981+ views ^ | 30 Jul 2009 11:34 am | Andrew Sullivan
    Here it is, a fascinating glimpse into the actual attitudes and beliefs of a segment of American society, the part that strongly disapproves of Obama, the Palin base, the Fox News core. The full email from Boston police officer Justin Barrett is after the jump. I note two things that stand out to me. The first is the crudeness of the racism. "Banana-eating jungle monkey" is the baseline description of Gates, coupled, as it always is, with "I am not a racist". He also thinks it's real cool to use "ax" instead of "ask". Then this description of policing in...
  • Police: Boston Cop Calls Gates 'Jungle Monkey' In E-Mail [Lying headline - "cop" NOT Sgt. Crowley]

    07/29/2009 1:44:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 1,664+ views ^ | July 29, 2009 | Staff
    BOSTON -- A Boston police officer was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly used a racial slur when referring to Henry Louis Gates Jr. In a mass e-mail, Officer Justin Barrett, 36, called Gates a "jungle monkey," according to Elaine Driscoll, a spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department. Gates, a black Harvard scholar, was arrested at his home earlier this month on a disorderly conduct charge after he tried to budge open the door of his Cambridge home. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis found out about the e-mail on Tuesday and immediately stripped Barrett of his gun and badge,...
  • Sotomayor Loses By Hand Of Last Sane Branch Of Government - Supreme Court

    06/30/2009 8:16:32 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 1 replies · 282+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/30/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    Thank the Good Lord that there is at least one branch of our government which is not crazy left. Not yet. Say No to Soto.
  • The View From 1987; Decrying judicial activism (Repubs should be clear what Soto's problems are)

    06/22/2009 7:42:54 PM PDT · by Liz · 2 replies · 346+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | Jun 20, 2009, NEWSWEEK June 29 edition | Stuart Taylor Jr.
    Robert Bork says choosing Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court was 'a bad mistake.'Excerpt: His name has become a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary: if you've been blocked from appointment to public office, you've been "borked." Robert Bork was derailed in 1987 by a hostile Senate. Bork sat down with NEWSWEEK for a rare interview. Pres Obama has spoken of empathy as his key standard for choosing judicial nominees. What do you think of that approach? a minimum it means you want a judge who will depart from the meaning of the constitution when a sympathetic case...
  • Religious Freedom or 'Silly Prejudice'? (Should health care workers have the right of conscience?)

    06/22/2009 5:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 808+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 6/21/2009 | Charles Colson
    It seems one man’s religious freedom is another man’s “ridiculous prejudice.” One government official fumed that Catholic doctors were refusing to perform abortions-abortions that were perfectly legal. He wrote in a memo: “After all, these scruples are in most cases nothing but ridiculous prejudices . . . One is tempted to ask: where does state authority come in these cases, or else, is the state, perhaps, not anxious to assert its authority in this particular instance?” Well, Nazi Germany was seldom hesitant to assert its authority, even over religion and individual conscience. As described in the June/July issue of First...
  • NBC and Newsweek Liken Obama to Spock: Both Victims of Prejudice

    05/08/2009 4:59:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies · 1,349+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 7, 2009 | Brent Baker
    Concluding a Thursday NBC Nightly News story on summer movies, correspondent George Lewis previewed the new Star Trek film, set to open on Friday, and found it relevant to highlight how “some Trekkies have compared the Spock character, the product of a mixed marriage between a human and a Vulcan, to President Obama.” Those “some Trekkies” would be Newsweek's Steve Daly, author of last week's cover story, “We’re All Trekkies Now,” who proposed in a soundbite: “In a certain sense, Spock the character has dealt with some of the same prejudices and problems that our new President does.” In...
  • Trivializing Bigotry

    04/25/2009 1:40:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 340+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2009 | Jan LaRue
    Vacuous bullies on college campuses, who couldn't score in a debate with a Teletubbie, proclaim their feigned concern about "racism" and "bigotry" as an excuse to attack people expressing opposing beliefs. Likewise, Janeane Garafalo maligned Americans as "racists" for attending "Tax Day Tea Parties," and homosexual activist Perez Hilton attacked Carrie Prejean, "Miss California," as a "dumb b**** for speaking in support of traditional marriage. If any of these self-anointed "bigot" busters ever confronted real racism or unjust discrimination of any kind, they wouldn't trivialize it by using it so carelessly. Holocaust images were entrenched in my memory as a...