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  • Mannequin with Obama mask found hanging on bridge over I-70

    06/02/2014 2:53:56 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 06/02/2014 | Glenn E. Rice
    Politico says its weight-loss experts estimate Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has lost 85 pounds since bariatric surgery last year. After a constituent remarked about the governor’s noticeably slimmed-down physique at a town hall meeting last week, POLITICO asked two experts to estimate the governor’s weight loss by comparing several pictures of him from 2011 with recent photos. “I think he is making progress, absolutely, for what I would expect this at this point of the process,” said Dr. Jessica Barfield, a doctor of internal medicine specializing in nutrition and weight management at Loyal Medicine’s Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric...
  • Communist Goals (1963)

    05/12/2014 7:54:54 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 18 replies
    Congressional Record ^ | Jan. 9-May 7, 1963 | From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen
    Communist Goals (1963) Documention below Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as...
  • Jay-Z’s Bling From ‘Whites Are Devils’ Group

    04/09/2014 8:20:30 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2014 | Gary Buiso
    Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world. These are just some of the ­beliefs behind the bling — the gaudy Five Percent Nation ­medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony. (Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
  • Notre Dame to begin accepting illegal immigrants

    08/27/2013 7:14:05 AM PDT · by haffast · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 23, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The University of Notre Dame will begin admitting illegal immigrants to the school and will provide them with financial aid, saying the move will “strengthen” the student body. snip
  • Disturbing Video Shows Court Officer Sexually Assaulting, Then Arresting Mother ..

    08/26/2013 10:55:11 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7-27-2013 | McMurry
    A CBS affiliate in Clark County, Nevada, has uncovered video of a disturbing incident in family court, in which a mother present for a routine proceeding is sexually assaulted and then arrested in full view of the court. An internal investigation has since revealed that both the harassment and its alleged cover-up may be part of a wider problem of abuse within the family court system. The initial events took place in 2011, when Monica Contreras was led from the court into a waiting room for a supposed, though unexplained, drug search. She then says a court marshal named Ron...
  • IRS Scandal Now has a Direct Link to Obama!!!

    07/19/2013 2:45:09 PM PDT · by deandg99
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/19/2013 | Steven Ahle
    Barack Obama issued an executive order on July 16, 2013 titled “HIV Care Continuum Initiative” which he claims will be a national movement and federal involvement in the war on HIV/AIDS. According to the executive order, recommendations are that HIV testing be administered for “all individuals ages 15 to 65 years” and this will be overseen by the US Preventative Services Task Force, coordinating with, you guessed it, criminal Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

    06/23/2013 6:27:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2013 | By DEAN SCHABNER
    Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition today in his battle with a lung infection, according to a statement from the South African president's office. "The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands," South African Jacob Zuma said, using Mandela's tribal nickname. Mandela had been listed in "serious but stable condition" for since he entered the hospital June 8. The 94-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner's medical team informed...
  • Glenn Beck plans to break damaging political news within a day (??)

    June 12, 2013, Glenn Beck today on his show stated that he plans to break news within 24 hours that could take down the entire power structure of the government. The news that Beck said he will break within 24 hours comes on the reports of the NSA spying scandal when NSA contractor, Edward Snowden exposed the vast spy network that covered every single communication apparatus in America.
  • Pope: Wasting food is like stealing from the poor

    06/06/2013 4:52:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | June 6, 2013 at 1:17 AM | UPI
    VATICAN CITY, June 6 (UPI) -- At his weekly address in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis attacked the "culture of waste" and said wasting food is like stealing from the poor. "Consumerism has led us to become used to an excess and daily waste of food, to which, at times we are no longer able to give a just value," the pope said. "Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of the poor and the hungry." The pope dedicated his audience, which attracted thousands of pilgrims from around the world, to the U.N. World Environment...
  • Archbishop prays while topless gay activists shout curses and douse him with water

    06/05/2013 12:00:45 PM PDT · by crusadersoldier · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Apr 24, 2013 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    BRUSSELS, April 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an astonshing display of gentleness in the face of a vile attack, the head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, excerpt Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, remained calmly seated with eyes closed in prayer Tuesday as four topless women attacked him with shouts and curses and doused him with water. It’s not the first time the bishop has been attacked for standing up for the Church’s teachings on homosexuality and expressing his concern for those who live the homosexual lifestyle.
  • J.C. Penney places huge billboard .... for kettle 'that looks just like Hitler'

    05/28/2013 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    mail online ^ | Suzannah Hills
    FULL TITLE: World war brew: J.C. Penney places huge billboard advert over Interstate Highway for kettle 'that looks just like Hitler' Retailer J.C. Penney may want to rethink the design of their new kettle after a string of customers complained it looks remarkably like Hitler. The retailer advertised the new kettle - which is exclusively available in its stores - on a huge billboard over the 405 Interstate Highway in southern California. But rather than being tempted into buying new kitchen equipment, commuters driving along the route near Culver City found themselves instantly reminded of the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler....
  • Bette Midler thanks IRS for targeting Tea Party groups

    05/27/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    examiner ^ | 5/17/13 | Joe Newby
    Since news broke that the IRS targeted conservative organizations due to their political views, some on the left have celebrated the actions. The latest to do so is Bette Midler, who took to Twitter Thursday to thank the IRS for going after the small government movement, Twitchy reported. "The IRS overtaxing The Tea Party? I never thought I'd say this to the IRS - THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR DENYING 501C-4 to any group who hates," she wrote. Some of her followers expressed support for her position.
  • Pope Francis's Economics: Yes, He Has A Leftist View Of Free Markets

    05/26/2013 7:28:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/25/2013 | Jerry Boyer
    When Cardinal Bergoglio was first chosen as Pope, my immediate reaction was that, although he would probably not tamper with the Church’s views on sexual issues, he would likely move it to the left in terms of economic rhetoric. I based that to some small degree on his choice of name: Saint Francis is something of a favorite of progressives in the Church due to his vow of poverty and his love of animals. But even more important to me was the intellectual milieu out of which he came: Argentine populism, and his own public statements as a cardinal in...
  • Clinton leads 2016 poll in Iowa, but Rand Paul is close

    Husband Bill says, "Relax." Let his wife enjoy a bit of a private life for the first time in two decades. But as far as the pollsters are concerned, the 2016 race is underway. And Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is certainly acting like he's in the race. The latest poll out of Iowa has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beating Florida Sen. Marco Rubio handily (48 vs. 37 percent), but could face a tougher race against Senator Paul (46 vs. 42 percent), according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.
  • Pope at Mass: Culture of encounter is the foundation of peace

    05/22/2013 6:32:00 PM PDT · by Iscool · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 5/22/2013 | no author listed
    (Vatican Radio) “Doing good” is a principle that unites all humanity, beyond the diversity of ideologies and religions, and creates the “culture of encounter” that is the foundation of peace: this is what Pope said at Mass this morning at the Domus Santae Martae, in the presence of employees of the Governorate of Vatican City. Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, concelebrated at the Mass. Wednesday’s Gospel speaks to us about the disciples who prevented a person from outside their group from doing good. “They complain,” the Pope said in his homily, because they say, “If...
  • Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, charged over same-sex relationship with 15-year-old classmate...

    05/21/2013 8:41:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 137 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/20/13
    Kaitlyn Hunt, an 18-year-old high school student in Sebastian, Fla., is facing charges and has been expelled from school for having a same-sex relationship with a 15-year-old classmate, CBS Tampa Bay reports. PICTURES: Fla. teen charged over underage same-sex relationship Hunt is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age after the other girl's parents called authorities when Hunt, a senior at Sebastian River High School, turned 18, according to the station.
  • DOJ on ‘Gays’: ‘Silence Will be Interpreted as Disapproval’

    05/20/2013 9:51:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/20/2013 | Matt Barber
    Under President Obama, “justice” is anything but blind. Neither is it deaf. In fact, based on recent revelations, it appears to be watching your every move and listening to your every word. Still, if you happen to be a federal employee, now it’s even listening for your silence. The only thing this Obama White House seems to generate is scandal. Well, here’s yet another to add to the growing list. In addition to the Benghazi cover-up, IRS targeting of political dissenters and the illegal seizure of media phone records, whistleblowers within DOJ have contacted Liberty Counsel to express grave concerns...
  • Florida Teen Girl Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad [Overboard Reaction?]

    05/20/2013 6:49:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    New Times ^ | 4/26/13 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    iera Wilmot got good grades and had a perfect behavior record. She wasn't the kind of kid you'd expect to find hauled away in handcuffs and expelled from school, but that's exactly what happened after an attempt at a science project went horribly wrong. On 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
  • FOX19 EXCLUSIVE: Four local IRS workers allegedly connected to scandal

    05/16/2013 12:27:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    Fox 19 Cinci ^ | 5-15-12 | By Ben Swann
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as four people may be the first Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. On Wednesday, the IRS announced that it has pin-pointed two employees at the agency's Cincinnati office for being 'primarily' responsible. (Snip) One of FOX19's two sources went on say that these four IRS workers claim "they simply did what their bosses ordered". Keep in mind, as FOX19 reported on Tuesday, the report by the Office...
  • Gay man who wants to become priest takes bishop to human rights tribunal for ‘discrimination’

    05/07/2013 6:56:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Peter Saunders
    New Zealand became the 13thcountry to legalise same sex marriage two weeks ago. This week the Anglican Bishop of Auckland is being taken to the Human Rights Tribunal over allegations he is discriminating against a gay man who wants to become a priest. Right Reverend Ross Bay (pictured) has been accused of preventing a gay man entering the Anglican Church's training or discernment programme for priests because he is unmarried and in a sexual relationship with his male partner. Bay denies the allegation. The complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he had been signalling his desire to...
  • Italy Dog Frequent Churchgoer Since Owner Died

    05/06/2013 1:23:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Since his owner died over two months ago, Tommy the dog has not missed a single mass in the small church in southern Italy where his mistress's funeral was held, Italian media said last month. When the bells of the Santa Maria Assunta church begin to toll each afternoon in San Donaci near Brindisi, the 12-year-old German Shepherd sets off from the village to get himself a front row seat next to the altar, Il Messaggero newspaper said.
  • [Before Capture of 2nd Suspect]Glenn Beck Gives Government Until Monday to Come Clean About Boston B

    04/19/2013 8:45:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 104 replies
    Last few minutes of Glenn Beck's show via Right Wing Watch Blog's account on Youtube ^ | Submitted by Kyle Mantyla on Friday, 4/19/2013 11:51 am
    In the things that I have covered in the last 40 years I would say this is top 5. Maybe number 2. And possibly number 1 in importance. Number 1 is clearly the World Trade Center Bombing. But because, and I want you to listen to me carefully for the next 20 minutes.. This is very very important. What we do going forward from here will determine the fate of our nation. Make no mistake this story is number 2 because of what I know. What we do will make this the most important story of our lifetime. What's happening...
  • Muslim Convert Quits Catholic Church for Being Too Soft on Islam

    03/30/2013 10:30:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | March 27, 2013
    March 27, 2013 VATICAN CITY (RNS) Three days after Pope Francis appealed for greater inter-religious dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, a high-profile Italian Muslim who converted to Catholicism and was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will leave the church to protest its soft stance against Islam. Egyptian-born Magdi Cristiano Allam, 61, a prominent journalist and outspoken critic of Islam, publicly entered the Catholic Church on March 22, 2008, during an Easter Vigil service, receiving baptism directly from Benedict. After his conversion, Allam founded a small right-wing political party that lost badly in Italy’s general elections last April....
  • America's Big Fat Advantage

    03/21/2013 6:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For all the Obama-era talk of decline, there is at least one reason why America probably won't, at least not quite yet. "Peak oil" and our "oil addiction" were supposed to have ensured that we ran out of either gas or the money to buy it. Now, suddenly, we have more gas and oil than ever before. But the key question is: Why do we? The oil and gas renaissance was brought on by horizontal drilling and fracking that opened up vast new reserves either previously unknown or considered unrecoverable. Both technological breakthroughs were American discoveries, largely brought on...
  • Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal

    11/28/2012 8:43:20 PM PST · by Marie · 29 replies
    Marine Corps Gazette ^ | July2012 | Capt Katie Petronio
    The Marine Corps Times recently published a handful of articles in regard to opening Infantry Officer Course (IOC) to females and the possibility of integrating women into the infantry community. In mid-April the Commandant directed the “integration” of the first wave of female officers into IOC this summer following completion of The Basic School (TBS). This action may or may not pave the way for female Marines to serve in the infantry as the results remain to be seen. However, before the Marine Corps moves forward with this concept, should we not ask the hard questions and gain opinions of...
  • Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event

    11/21/2012 10:42:45 AM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’” Mother Teresa is widely known for founding the Missionaries of Charities, a charity tasked with aiding the poor. She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II, a step toward possible sainthood.
  • Does Bible code predict President Romney?

    11/03/2012 2:39:32 PM PDT · by tflabo · 59 replies
    WND ^ | Oct 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    A well-known Bible-code researcher has bad news for Barack Obama, as he claims hidden texts in the Holy Bible indicate Mitt Romney will be America’s next president. Moshe Aharon Shak, an orthodox Jew and author of “Bible Codes Breakthrough,” has produced a series of videos on YouTube with his modern analysis of Scripture. For those not familiar with Bible codes, they are said to be secret messages embedded in the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament.
  • NPR Poll: R 48%, O 47% (+4 D)

    Romney wins on Jobs, Economy, Taxes, and Deficit
  • How Carter Beat Reagan

    10/02/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 27 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    Remember when Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980? Washington Post admits polling was "in-kind contribution"; New York Times agenda polling. Dick Morris is right. Here's his column on "Why the Polls Understate the Romney Vote." Here's something Dick Morris doesn't mention. And he's charitable. Remember when Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980? That's right. Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980.
  • German bishops get tough on Catholics who opt out of church tax

    09/24/2012 1:17:52 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 132 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/21/2012 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (Reuters)- Germany's Roman Catholic bishops have decreed that people who opt out of a "church tax" should not be given sacraments and religious burials, getting tougher on worshippers who choose not to pay. Alarmed by a wave of dissenting Catholics quitting the faith, the bishops issued a decree on Thursday declaring such defection "a serious lapse" and listed a wide range of church activities from which they must be excluded.
  • How The Church Sold Out America For Thirty Pieces Of Silver

    09/19/2012 9:20:53 PM PDT · by Smthrn · 3 replies
    NorCal Blogs ^ | Sept 19, 2012 | Chuck Wolk
    How The Church Sold Out America For 30 Pieces of Silver (Zonation Video) By Gate on September 19, 2012 6:00 AM | No Comments by Chuck Woll The day the clergy became silent on government matters in return for a tax exempt status, is the day they sold out their congregations. Every Sunday the ministers preach about the need to have faith in God. Yet, by taking advantage of their tax exempt status, they are putting their faith in Caesar to help pay the church's bills, instead of God. Imagine how different America would have been if God was not...
  • 9 for 9?: Economic model correctly picks last 8 presidents, predicts Romney win

    09/18/2012 3:29:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/22/2012 | By Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Maker of Anti-Islam Film Questioned by Federal Police

    09/15/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/12 | Scott Krane
    Early Saturday, one of the men who made the anti-Muslim film trailer on YouTube that is responsible for shaking Muslims in the Middle East, North Africa and even Australia into a violent frenzy, was taken in for questioning by federal probabtion officers. He was not placed under arrest, but Nakoula Basseley Nakoul, 55, is being questioned by the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s station in his home town of Cerritos. In June 2010, Nakoula was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for orchestrating a check-kiting scheme, according to a media dispatch. He served only one year in prison, however, part...
  • U.S. Navy scraps urinals to make war ships gender-neutral

    07/14/2012 7:38:31 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 July 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    The U.S. Navy is scrapping urinals from new war ships because increasing numbers of female sailors are enlisting. The change will be heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carriers, the first of which is due in late 2015. Getting rid of urinals lets the Navy easily switch restrooms - or heads as they're called on the high seas - from male to female or vice versa, helping ships to adapt to the changing gender make up of crews.
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Child Sexual Preference

    05/15/2012 8:48:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 22 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 05/12/2012 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • Seven Dead As Van Plunges Into Bronx Zoo

    Seven people, including three children, have been killed after an out-of-control van drove off a road and plunged more than 100ft into New York's Bronx Zoo. The van had been heading south down the Bronx River Parkway when it suddenly bounced off the central section, careered across two lanes and then hit the guardrail. Police said it flipped over the rail and then landed upside down in an area that is used by the zoo to store its monorail trains, some way from the animal enclosures. All seven people in the van were killed in the accident. They have been...
  • Michael Moore Grabs ‘Punk’ Reporter, Growls ‘You Lie!’ Over Wealth Questions

    11/20/2011 6:18:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Media-ite ^ | 11/4/11 | Tommy Christopher
    Just days after being confronted by a conservative blogger over his supposed net worth, filmmaker Michael Moore took similar questions from a local CBS reporter at the Occupy Denver protest, with markedly different results. Rather than ignore CBS-4 reporter Evrod Cassimy, Moore engaged him. When Cassimy brought up Moore’s “rumored” $50 million net worth, though, Moore called him “punk media,” pulled him close, and growled, “You lie!” The confrontation made for much better video than the previous one, and Moore initially handled the reporter’s questions well, admitting, ““I do very well,” and adding, “Because I do well, I want taxes...
  • Penn State scandal "opens wound" in Catholic Church

    11/16/2011 5:35:35 AM PST · by TSgt · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jason Tomassini
    (Reuters) - The top U.S. Catholic bishop said on Monday that a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University "opens a wound" within the church, which remains scarred from its own similar controversies and cover-ups. "We know what you're going through," Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, told a news conference in Baltimore where hundreds of bishops have gathered for their national meeting.
  • South African Farmer Mauled To Death By Pet Hippo

    11/15/2011 1:15:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    radaronline.com ^ | Nov.14, 2011
    Despite repeated warnings that Africa's most dangerous animal could not be tamed, a South African farmer's refusal to give up his beloved pet has ended with tragic results, RadarOnline.com has learned. Marius Els was found lying dead in the river running through his property after his pet hippo, Humphrey, mauled him in a brutal attack, reported the Guardian. The 40-year-old had raised the mammoth animal since he was five months old and even used to sit on his exotic pet's back as they sloshed through the water. "I call him and he immediately responds to come and play with me....
  • my favorite veterans day photo

    11/11/2011 2:47:27 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    free republic ^ | veterans day 2004 | wobbly bob
    Generations of Valor - Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraces Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr.
  • Cain: I Should've Defended Gay Soldier From Boos at Debate

    10/19/2011 1:54:41 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/02/2011 | unknown
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a GOP debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq. The Georgia businessman told ABC's "This Week" that it would have been "appropriate" for him to have defended the soldier. None of the candidates on stage at the Sept. 22 forum responded to the boos. "In retrospect, because of the controversy it has created and because of the different interpretations that it could have had, yes, that probably -- that would have been appropriate," Cain said, when asked if he...
  • Vatican asks bishops to create ministry roles for priests who left to marry

    10/09/2011 2:25:55 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | October 7, 2011 | Rob Kerby
    Facing a growing shortage of priests, the Roman Catholic Church is turning to former priests who left their callings to get married. While the “dispensed” priests won’t be allowed to take confessions or celebrate mass — they will be asked to serve as teachers and lay workers in such roles as helping serve communion to the congregation, roles already filled by lay members of local congregations. “The Vatican has appealed to diocesan bishops to encourage priests who have left ministry in order to get married to play a more active role in parish life,” reports Catholic Herald magazine, which reports...
  • FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

    10/02/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 2, 2011 | Burton W. Jr. Folsom, Anita Folsom
    Actual Title:FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University "In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression. Now, in FDR Goes...
  • In online video game, Tea Partiers make "zombie" targets

    09/07/2011 9:24:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    In online video game, Tea Partiers make "zombie" targets By Lucy Madison Topics Tea Party A new online video game company has come up with a controversial new twist on the traditional zombie-killing gaming concept: The zombies targeted for kill are prominent figures in the Tea Party movement. The game, "Tea Party Zombies Must Die," features a handful of Tea Party members - including Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, and a blood-spattered, bra-clad Michele Bachmann - who the gamer is instructed to kill with either a "melee weapon" (in the first level, at least, it's a crowbar) or a...
  • Service Dog Owner Assaulted By McDonald's Manager

    09/06/2011 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 28 replies
    lifewithdogs.tv ^ | 8/22/11 | admin [lifewithdogs.tv]
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a McDonald’s manager who punched a customer in the face for bringing a service dog into the restaurant.
  • Never Fight a Land War in Asia

    09/01/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Stratfor ^ | George Friedman
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, speaking at West Point, said last week that “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined.” In saying this, Gates was repeating a dictum laid down by Douglas MacArthur after the Korean War, who urged the United States to avoid land wars in Asia. Given that the United States has fought four major land wars in Asia since World War II — Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq — none of which had...
  • Bolivian President Evo Morales flees town ahead of speech

    02/14/2011 1:26:08 PM PST · by FromLori · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/14/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    (after angry miners throw dynamite in protest at food shortages) Bolivian President Evo Morales has abruptly abandoned a mining town after protesters angered by rising prices booed him and set off dynamite. Mr Morales was due to speak on the anniversary of a colonial uprising in Oruro but canceled plans to participate in a march yesterday after demonstrations against rising food prices and shortages. There were also protests in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, and the cities of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. The Bolivian populace are angry over a near doubling in the price of sugar after the government...
  • U.S. Preparing Aid Package For Egypt Opposition

    As Hosni Mubarak clings to power in Egypt, President Barack Obama and his foreign policy aides face two problems. First, with diminishing influence over Mubarak, they have to try to ensure the dictator fully relinquishes control. Obama took a stab at this problem Thursday evening after Mubarak's oblique and seemingly insufficient declaration that he was transferring some power to his vice president Omar Suleiman. In a statement from the White House, Obama called on Egypt's leaders to make it 'clear that this transition is immediate, meaningful [and] sufficient.'
  • Chelsea Clinton: Marc Mezvinsky Cracking Up After Marrying Chelsea Clinton?

    02/12/2011 9:49:57 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 60 replies
    ShowBizSpy ^ | 2/10/11 | ShowBizSpy
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  • In The Streets Of Cairo, Proof Bush Was Right

    02/12/2011 5:54:04 PM PST · by Wpin · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan 30, 2011 | Elliott Abrams
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