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  • The Way We Lead is By Example

    06/24/2009 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 3 replies · 541+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 6/23/2009 | Selkirk
    This week, he decided to take another shot at Tiger Woods, complaining yet again that Tiger doesn't do enough to promote social justice for minorities. In his recent interview for HBO's Real Sports, he said: "He'll run over you, he'll kick your ass, but as an individual for social change, or any of that kind of s*** Terrible. Terrible. Because he can get away with teaching kids to play golf, and that's his contribution. And in the real world, man, I can't teach no kids to play golf and that's my contribution, if I got that kind of power."
  • The GOP's Prejean Moment

    05/18/2009 10:18:29 PM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 1,203+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2009 | George Joyce
    She's young, beautiful, articulate, patriotic, Christian, and most importantly, courageous. To many on the left however Carrie Prejean, the current Miss California, is a bigoted, shameful, and intolerant homophobe. What Carrie Prejean represents, in other words, is a modern day inkblot test of inestimable value to America's frustrated and exiled GOP. If there was ever a time in this modern day Alice in Wonderland cultural climate for conservatives to take a stand on something and shake the political world upside down, that time is now. What can Carrie Prejean do for America and the GOP? For starters, she can drive...
  • The problem with Republicans

    04/24/2009 11:02:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 2,074+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2009 | Howard Underwood
    This past election showed that Republicans in America are in trouble.  The culprit may simply be the public's fatigue with an eight year Republican administration (not to mention the fact that McCain ran a singularly inept campaign).  President Obama's startling ascendency, though, a career trajectory that took place despite the absence of any meaningful resume and the presence of some very eyebrow-raising associates, indicates that the Republican Party's problems run deeper than fatigue and campaign ineptitude. So let's start with a question:  When was the last time America had more registered Republicans than registered Democrats?  1955?  1928?  I don't know...
  • Happy Debt Day: Government to 'Run Out' of Cash Sunday, Earliest Ever

    04/24/2009 1:29:50 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 10 replies · 641+ views
    Fox News / Politics ^ | 04/24/2009 | EagleUSA
    Debt Day comes early this year. Unfortunately, it's nothing to celebrate. The symbolic "holiday," which falls on Sunday, marks the point in the fiscal year when government spending exceeds revenue. In other words, the government will stop making money and start borrowing on Sunday. And it's coming earlier than ever, according to House Minority Leader John Boehner, who's pointing to Debt Day as yet another symptom of a government he says is spending too much, borrowing too much and taxing too much. Last year's Debt Day fell more than three months later, on Aug. 5. "All the revenue for this...
  • Why Obama's Blame Game Must Eventually Fail

    04/21/2009 2:01:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 420+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | April 21, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Our President is working a list of nations he feels we’ve offended and he’s apologizing. Ultimately, that behavior will bite him back. Significant apologies drag sea anchors called consequences. You accidently bump into someone in an elevator and say “I’m sorry.” No consequences, unless they’re psycho. You accidently run over your neighbor’s cat and say “I’m sorry.” There may or may not be consequences, depending on your relationship with your neighbor. You drive drunk and cause an accident injuring others. “I’m sorry” doesn’t ease the consequences. As President Obama apologizes across the globe, eventually some recipients of his apologies will...
  • We Can't Afford It, Mr. President

    04/06/2009 2:38:10 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 445+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2009 | Judith Anderson
    Polls show that the public is both nervous and angry as political leaders throw together massive financial bailouts. We instinctively know that high levels of public debt are dangerous for our future whether we voted for Obama or McCain in November. Concerned citizens want a sustainable recovery we can believe in not an inflationary quick-fix. We cannot have confidence in economic stimulus and bailouts that look, sound and smell like a giant Ponzi scheme. We have to begin by stipulating that government and many companies and individuals have been living beyond their means for quite some time. There was too...
  • Iraqi Government Assumes Responsibility for All Sons of Iraq, Resolves Delays in Payment

    04/02/2009 4:01:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 190+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Multi-National Corps – Iraq
    BAGHDAD — The Sons of Iraq, security volunteers credited with helping reduce violent attacks and terrorist influence across the country, marked two major milestones Wednesday. Coalition forces completed the final transfer of Sons of Iraq members to Iraqi control, and the Government of Iraq secured the funds to pay back-wages to Sons of Iraq in four provinces. “These are big wins, and they affirm the Government of Iraq’s commitment to the Sons of Iraq,” said Col. Jeffrey Kulmayer, chief of reconciliation, Multi-National Corps – Iraq. The Sons of Iraq, numbering about 92,000 in nine provinces across Iraq, began in 2006...
  • Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity - Guess what? There's a one-ingredient recipe for...

    04/01/2009 4:02:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 8,240+ views
    Reason ^ | March 31, 2009 | Baylen Linnekin
    Guess what? There's a one-ingredient recipe for healthier kidsWe’re fat. Really fat. And it’s not just us—it’s our kids, too. Have you seen them? They’re enormous.According to the mantra of obesity experts, however, it’s much like Robin Williams (correctly) told Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting: It’s not your fault. No, it’s not your fault, it’s not our fault, it’s not their fault. Unless “they” are restaurateurs, in which case it is their fault. That’s especially true for chain restaurants—the ones selling McAnything, blooming onions, and the like. They’re killing us by the greasy mouthful.And because it’s their fault, these...

    03/27/2009 6:34:06 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 3 replies · 385+ views
    NYPost ^ | 3/27/09 | Charles Hurt
    FOR a guy who talks so much about wanting a new era of re sponsibility, President Obama spends an awful lot of time blaming Republicans for all the wild and reckless spending he crammed into his own budget. After running a campaign against the $1 trillion deficit he "inherited" from President Bush and the Republicans, Obama quickly matched it. During his first 50 days in office, he and his Democratic-controlled Congress spent $1 billion an hour. Under Obama's proposed budget, the overall national debt doubles in five years and triples in 10. Not exactly "moving from an era of borrow...
  • The Futility of American Educational Reform

    03/24/2009 2:31:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 481+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2009 | Robert Weissberg
    As anticipated, President Obama recently unveiled his proposed solution to America's educational tribulations, namely greater early childhood intervention, merit pay for teachers, more charters and national standards. Though this smorgasbord differs in details from his predecessor's No Child Left Behind, it is actually a quite similar restaurant-like order from the identical menu. And just as eateries typically have a common theme, e.g., Italian, so does this education carte du jour: Regardless of what is selected, learning is never the student's responsibility. Like a patient undergoing brain surgery, today's student lies passively while experts labor to insert knowledge, and to continue...
  • Obama Claims He's Responsible, Then Blames Other People

    03/19/2009 3:00:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,144+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 18, 2009 | Philip Klein
    President Obama has mastered the art of employing rhetoric that makes it sound as if he's doing something uniquely virtuous and heroic when in reality he's doing stuff that political leaders often do. We've seen this with the way he touts bipartisanship while being unwilling to offer real compromises or the way he proclaims he isn't hiring lobbyists when he actually is. But he took this practice to more absurd proportions today when his big Harry Truman "buck stops here" moment was woven together with other statements blaming everybody but his administration for the handling of the AIG bonuses and...
  • A Broken Republic... (A thing worth fighting for)

    03/12/2009 8:50:58 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 7 replies · 372+ views ^ | December 29, 2008 | Gordon Greene
    "Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry...
  • Obama’s Irresponsible “Responsibility”

    03/02/2009 3:50:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1,245+ views ^ | March 2, 2009 | Terry Paulsen
    After watching President Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress and Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican reply, it’s clear that Americans have two very different definitions of what it means to be “responsible.” President Obama and his Democratic friends are spending like they’re playing with Monopoly money. His lofty rhetoric and reassuring phrases have no resemblance to the reality he’s creating. He challenges Americans to “take responsibility for our future once more….our job is to govern with a sense of responsibility…there’s no bailout for dishonest lenders who acted irresponsibly or for folks who bought homes they knew from the beginning...
  • The Responsibility of Liberty vs. the Appeal of Kingmen (LDS Caucus)

    02/26/2009 11:54:50 PM PST · by restornu · 8 replies · 318+ views
    Meridian Mag ^ | Feb 27, 2009 | By G.G. Vandagriff
    My studies as a scholar of twentieth-century European history, both in undergraduate and graduate school, coupled with my study of the Book of Mormon and modern-day politics, have led me to conclude that the need for individual righteousness and responsibility was never greater. Why do people want a king? Why do people inevitably gravitate towards a strong central government? For centuries the European nations were held in the thrall of the "divine right of kings." They truly believed that kings were foreordained in heaven and that to go against their king was to go against God. For the most part,...
  • I Take Full Blame!!!I Am Responsible!!!

    02/18/2009 8:30:14 AM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 39 replies · 860+ views
    I Am Responsible.For working 80 to 100 hour work weeks.Employing people and giving them a chance for better things.Retiring early...then going back to workRolling the dice and opening a new businessRefusing government money.Making my little business profitable.
  • I Don't Understand Wall Street

    02/15/2009 8:01:36 AM PST · by Hythloday · 26 replies · 717+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | February 15, 2009 | Hythloday
    While I love my own brother, I just don’t understand Wall Street. My brother (an investment banker) and I had a heated conversation on the “bailout” and the bonuses that have been paid to the investment bankers that have utterly failed on Wall Street. And I just don’t understand the argument...
  • Back on Uncle Sam's Plantation

    02/09/2009 2:52:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 860+ views ^ | February 9, 2009 | Star Parker
    Six years ago I wrote a book called "Uncle Sam's Plantation." I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it. I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas. A poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism. I talked about government programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EANF), Section 8 Housing, and Food Stamps. A vast sea of perhaps well intentioned government programs,...
  • AMERICA-The Right Way: Staying Vigilant!(Jan.26 -Jan. 30, 2009)

    01/25/2009 7:29:58 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 477 replies · 7,639+ views
    All of Us. | 1/25/09 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Remember the WTC, Pentagon and Flight 93!Good evening. First full week of O administration coming up. The discouraging details of the Congressional "stimulus" package are likely to dominate the news, at least from our point of view.Rumors of Justice Stevens's retirement stir Washington, and conservatives will be tuned into Rush Limbaugh's show for sure Monday to hear him primed and ready to address O's comments Friday.
  • The new era of responsibility

    01/22/2009 10:26:15 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 366+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/22/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    I keep waiting for that moment when Barack Obama - President Obama - tells the American people that there is a price to be paid for the many proposals he has offered. That moment has yet to come.Obama's inaugural speech did tell America that it is time to set aside childish things, that greatness must be earned, and Obama bristled at the notion that "the next generation must lower its sights." But as usual, he failed to tell voters anything they might not want to hear. So began the "new era of responsibility."You can counter that most inaugural speeches don't...
  • AMERICA-The Right Way: Staying Vigilant!(Jan.19-23,2009)

    01/18/2009 7:07:25 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 574 replies · 6,147+ views
    All of Us | 1/18/09 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Remember the WTC, Pentagon and Flight 93!Good evening everyone!As coverage of the inaugural activies reaches a crescendo of epic (& disturbing) proportions, let's pause a moment to wish Pres. Bush and Mrs Bush a safe journey home and a peaceful, rewarding life in retirement.
  • AMERICA-The Right Way!(Jan.12-16,2009)Remember the WTC,Pentagon and Flight 93!

    01/11/2009 6:44:39 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 526 replies · 4,729+ views
    All of Us | 1/11/09 | Various FRee Republic Members and News Sources
    Good evening!We're down to the last few days of the Bush Presidency. Who among us doesn't have some concern about our nation's security in the months ahead? And will those who criticized the President so constantly on this front not come to recognize the margin of safety he gave us?Israel continues to destroy Hamas terrorist sites and agents in Gaza,sadly, much to the world's apparent dismay and loathing.
  • AMERICA-The Right Way!(Jan. 5-9,2009)Remember the WTC,Pentagon and Flight 93!

    01/04/2009 5:21:55 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 461 replies · 4,521+ views
    All of Us | 1/4/09 | Various News Sources and FRee Republic Members
    Good evening, and welcome to the new week's thread.P-E Obama must find a replacement for Bill Richardson, Sec-Commerce designate, who withdrew his name Sunday.Israel continues its incursions and attacks on Palestinian terrorists, AKA Hamas, in Gaza.And many of us regroup after a busy season with Family and Friends in December.
  • AMERICA-The Right Way![Weekend Edition](Jan. 3 and 4,2009)Remember the WTC,Pentagon and Flight 93!

    01/03/2009 2:17:26 AM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 169 replies · 2,107+ views
    All of Us | 1/3/09 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Good morning! The weekend theme: the MidEast and among the Dems. One is extremely dangerous and consequential, and the other is at least entertaining to us conservatives
  • AMERICA-The Right Way!(Dec.22-26,2008)Remember the WTC,Pentagon and Flight 93!

    12/21/2008 6:12:54 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 349 replies · 5,128+ views
    All of Us | 12/21/08 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Good evening. As Arctic temps and snow grip much of the country, I pray for all those who travel and have to spend time outside. Also remember the many affected by the economic woes this season...anecdotal stories we're all hearing bring the statistics to life, and add a somber theme to the time which is usually so joyful.
  • Being ‘shocked’ now out of style

    12/02/2008 4:56:35 AM PST · by suspects · 1 replies · 296+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 2, 2008 | Michael Graham
    The headline on yesterday read: Monday morning shooting shocks Codman Square. “Shocks?” Really? With all due respect to the Herald’s editors, is anyone really “shocked” by a shooting in Dorchester? The last time I recall “shock” over a Dorchester shooting was when 8-year-old Liquarry Jefferson was accidentally shot by his 7-year-old cousin. Even then, the “shock” factor was diminished by the tragic fact that he had more criminals in his immediate family than Michael Corleone. “Shot in Dorchester” ranks on the Shock-O-Meter somewhere between “Celtics Win At Garden" and "Pregnant Teens in Gloucester." And besides, this is America. We...
  • AMERICA-The Right Way! (Nov.24 ~ 28, 2008)Remember the WTC,Pentagon and Flight 93!

    11/23/2008 6:22:44 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 320 replies · 3,719+ views
    All of Us | 8/23/08 | Various News Sources and Free Republic Members
    Good evening and welcome to the new week's thread...P-E Obama is expected to announce his "Economic Team" today - Monday, and - hold on to your wallets - heavy spending plans to "boost" the sagging economy.Meanwhile rumors swirl around the kind of deal he has struck with Hillary about the State Dept. job.On all fronts...we shall see...
  • The Crunch [Simple but penetrating analysis]

    10/04/2008 1:55:27 AM PDT · by solfour · 4 replies · 563+ views
    Bullion Vault | 10/04/2008 | Paul Tustain
    Dear BullionVault user, It's been a few months since I wrote. Here are some thoughts on the credit crunch, and an important bit about our own banking arrangements here at BullionVault. ========== The Crunch ========== Britain's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, says the current mess is the fault of "irresponsible" bankers. Well, he would say that, wouldn't he? Let's not forget that Mr.Brown claimed the credit for 10 years of unbroken growth. For those 10 years he copied Alan Greenspan by holding interest rates unusually low to encourage investment and demand, which is a near-sighted economist's way of avoiding mild recessions....
  • America's Bailout Society (Bear Market for Personal Responsibility)

    09/30/2008 4:02:44 AM PDT · by suspects · 7 replies · 237+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | September 30, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Despite the vote by the House of Representatives yesterday, the fact remains that America desperately needs a bailout - a massive rescue plan for an institution vital to our nation and its economy. My bailout target? Personal responsibility. America is experiencing a collapse of the ethics market. Belief in the notion that people should be responsible for their own actions, or pay their own bills or keep their promises has plummeted. It’s time to pump moral and ethical capital into the idea of individual responsibility. Is it any wonder that Wall Street is waiting for a bailout? After all, we’ve...

    09/15/2008 6:28:47 AM PDT · by andrew roman · 33 replies · 338+ views ^ | 15 September 2008 | Andrew Roman
    There is a frightening penchant in today’s gradually feminizing America for people to abandon their God given ability to think and reason. True authority – the kind that summons respect, reverence and even a touch of fear – is being pushed aside, condemned as antiquated patriarchal nonsense, for more “progressive” methods of trying to maintain order. Thus, authority itself is emasculated, common sense is effectively castrated and unintended consequences create new difficulties where there should be none. In New York City, for example, students are not permitted to carry their cell phones into school with them (except in very specific...
  • AMERICA-The Right Way!Aug. 25 ~29,2008[Remember the WTC, the Pentagon, & Flight 93]

    08/25/2008 4:45:46 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 386 replies · 201+ views
    All of Us | 8/25/08 | Various News Sources, Free Republic Members
    Good morning!The Dems' Crazy Convention gets underway. How much of it can you stand to watch? I need a volunteer to watch my share...let me think of some inticement for this huge sacrifice...Fay - the Storm which Won't go Away - continues its tour of the South.
  • 1988 Road To The White House with Senator Biden

    08/23/2008 6:42:45 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 182+ views
    youtube ^ | 1988 | CSPAN
    Biden and reporter on CSPAN 1988. Know your responsibility and IQ:)
  • They Got The House For Free--And We STILL Have To Bail Them Out!

    07/29/2008 3:55:16 AM PDT · by suspects · 32 replies · 305+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 29, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Call it the “Extreme Rake-Over: Taxpayer Edition.” Three years ago, Patricia and Milton Harper were handed the keys to their brand-new, 4BR dream home on ABC-TV. When Ty Pennington handed them the keys, he also gave the Harpers $250,000 to cover taxes and maintenance for the next 25 years. Three years later, the home is in foreclosure and scheduled for auction - another “casualty” of the mortgage crisis. A free house, a sack of dough, and the Harpers still managed to get $450,000 in debt and lose their home? They are the poster couple for the $300 billion mortgage bailout...
  • Rugged Individualism and Personal Responsibility

    07/20/2008 7:59:24 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 12 replies · 112+ views ^ | July 20, 2008 | Gordon Greene
    “We have sort of become a nation of whiners. You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline," Phil Gramm told the Washington Times in an interview last week. "You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession." And then he walked away from the microphone. You know what else could be said? We also have a bunch of leaders who thrive on image and political correctness to guide their words and decision making. Since when is it not alright to say what you think or tell the truth? Since now! What was...
  • Libertarians have it easy: They don't have to think as much.

    07/18/2008 9:52:45 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 41 replies · 119+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 18, 2008 | Christopher Cook
    A few nights ago, I had occasion to attend an event at a conservative organization here in Phoenix. I will not say which organization, but I have it on good authority—and observed for myself—that the organization is slowly being taken over by libertarians.In many ways, conservatives and libertarians draw from the same ideological well: 18th century classical liberalism. We have much in common when it comes to the notion that government should be limited. Of course, it's a matter of degree; conservatives see a need for a small government, to be sure—but not quite so small as the libertarians.We...
  • McCain: Spending is Out of Control

    07/14/2008 11:30:28 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 29 replies · 92+ views ^ | 07/10/2008 | By Allan Chernoff and Kristi Keck
    Sen. John McCain on Tuesday brushed off skepticism from economists and insisted he could balance the budget by 2013 by keeping taxes low and curbing spending. "We're going to restrain spending, we're going to have the economy grow again and increase revenues. The problem is that spending got completely out of control," McCain said on CNN's "American Morning." McCain is in favor of extending the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire in 2010. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has projected that by extending the cuts, which McCain originally opposed, and including the additional cuts McCain has...
  • A Wonderful Father's Day Sermon

    06/16/2008 5:27:58 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 124+ views
    Box In A Suitcase ^ | 6/16/08 | Unknown
    Good morning. It's good to be home on this Father's Day with my girls, and it's an honor to spend some time with all of you today in the house of our Lord. At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus closes by saying, "Whoever hears these words of mine, and does them, shall be likened to a wise man who built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock." [Matthew 7: 24-25]...
  • Barack Obama Asks Fathers To Take Responsibility

    06/15/2008 6:49:26 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 192+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-16-2008 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama asks fathers to take responsibility By Alex Spillius in Washington Last Updated: 12:51AM BST 16/06/2008 Senator Barack Obama has called on black American men to accept their responsibilities as fathers and to stop "acting like boys instead of men". Barack Obama speaking at the Apostolic Church of God In a Father's Day speech at a black church in his home city of Chicago, the Democratic presidential nominee listed the disadvantages faced by single parent families in the community, and urged men to realise that their responsibility as a father does not end at conception. "If we are honest...
  • Teacher's liberty in earthquake-a research

    06/10/2008 8:17:49 PM PDT · by medatj · 40 replies · 551+ views
    2008-6-11 | Medatj
    I'm a Chinese and live in Beijing. You may heard about a massive earthquake stroke Sichuan province last month. In this natural disaster, one my fellow people, exactly a teacher, ran before his students and declared his view of personal liberty and freedom regardless his teacher indentity. His allegation has triggered a extensive discussion on humanity and teacher, as a publice servant,responsibility. I know that personal liberty is well developed and protected in US. But, and the same time, US is a country regarding public responsibility especially for those paid by the taxpayers to do their civil job. I came...
  • City: Mom's claim stinks

    05/13/2008 7:52:55 AM PDT · by girlangler · 31 replies · 92+ views
    The Stamford Advocate ^ | 5/8/08 | Alexandra Fenwick
    City: Mom's claim stinks By Alexandra Fenwick Staff Writer NORWALK - A New York woman who took her family to visit the Maritime Aquarium has filed a $100 claim against the city, saying her child's shoes, along with the entire outing, were ruined when her 1-year-old stepped in dog feces early last month outside the Maritime Garage. Norwalk officials will deny the claim, city attorney M. Jeffry Spahr said. "The official response is her claim is denied and poop happens," he said.
  • Partents 'Abdicating Responsibility For Their Children'

    05/04/2008 6:26:12 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 160+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-5-2008 | Graeme Paton
    Parents 'abdicating responsibility for their children' By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Last Updated: 1:13AM BST 05/05/2008 Parents are “abdicating their responsibility” by leaving children in school for up to 10 hours a day, according to a leading head teacher. Extended schools open to 6pm, providing 'wraparound' childcare to help mothers return to full-time jobs Some mothers and fathers “dump” pupils at breakfast clubs and pick them up late in the evening because of the demands of work, said Mick Brookes, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers. Britain’s so-called “back to work culture” - which has also prompted...
  • Spears' car causes motorway crash [The car did it?!]

    04/13/2008 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Gondring · 14 replies · 147+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2008/04/13 13:34:55 GMT
    Pop star Britney Spears has been involved in a minor road accident on the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old was driving her Mercedes through slow-moving traffic when she struck a Nissan which had stopped in front of her, police said. The Nissan bumped into another vehicle but there was no damage and nobody in any of the cars was injured. Officers from the California Highway Patrol went to the scene but no charges will be brought, a spokesman said. This is not the first time that Spears has been involved in a traffic accident. Last August she escaped...
  • How'd we get up to our ears in credit card debt, anyway?

    04/05/2008 9:57:57 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 73 replies · 74+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/5/08 | MICHELLE SINGLETARY
    THERE IS NO question that the federal government plus many lenders and financial professionals shoulder a lot of the blame for our current economic crisis. But many of the individuals who are overloaded with debt need to take responsibility for their bad choices, too. Take credit card debt, for example. Certainly there has been a tremendous push -- for decades -- by financial institutions to get people to view credit cards as indispensable. And consumers gladly went along with no complaint, using other people's money until life's hardships -- a job loss, illness or divorce -- got in the way...
  • AMERICA-The Right Way!March 24-28, 2008[ Remember the Trade Center!]

    03/24/2008 4:15:50 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 353 replies · 3,698+ views
    All of Us | Mar. 24, 2008 | Various news sources and Free republic members
    Good morning!Nervous investors will continue to watch the markets this week.Last full week of spring training is here.Surveys of the flood-damaged Midwest continue.
  • Juan Williams: Obama avoided responsibility

    03/18/2008 2:07:47 PM PDT · by jdm · 25 replies · 1,088+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 18, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Juan Williams gave Barack Obama mixed marks on his speech today, avoiding the kind of swoon some other commentators indulged immediately afterwards. While praising Obama for his nuanced view of racial relations, Williams told Fox News that Obama failed in his primary goal — to take responsibility for having a twenty-year relationship with a man to whom hateful rhetoric appears second nature: VIDEO It’s a little different take than mine earlier, especially in whether Obama made the sale with the superdelegates. However, John Derbyshire at The Corner points out something else that Obama fails to address: ‘If, as Obama seems...
  • Investor group attacks banks over subprime

    03/10/2008 9:27:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 527+ views
    FT ^ | 03/10/08 | Francesco Guerrera and Ben White
    Investor group attacks banks over subprime By Francesco Guerrera and Ben White in New York Published: March 10 2008 21:46 | Last updated: March 10 2008 21:46 A band of vocal shareholders will this week step up a campaign against a string of Wall Street banks, accusing them of failing to prevent their mortgage-related losses and threatening to vote against several directors at upcoming shareholder meetings. Union-backed CtW Investment Group, whose affiliated pension funds have over $200bn (Ł99.5bn) under management, is expected to launch its first attack on Morgan Stanley, and follow up with campaigns against some of the banks...
  • Freedom Means Responsibility by George McGovern (!)

    03/07/2008 8:47:48 PM PST · by CreativePerspective · 19 replies · 1,013+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2008 | George McGovern
    Nearly 16 years ago in these very pages, I wrote that "'one-size-fits all' rules for business ignore the reality of the market place." Today I'm watching some broad rules evolve on individual decisions that are even worse. Under the guise of protecting us from ourselves, the right and the left are becoming ever more aggressive in regulating behavior. Much paternalist scrutiny has recently centered on personal economics, including calls to regulate subprime mortgages. Health-care paternalism creates another problem that's rarely mentioned... I've come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy...
  • George McGovern endorses … personal responsibility?

    03/07/2008 8:00:08 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 239+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    When the Democratic Party moves too far left for George McGovern, you know they’re in trouble. The former Senator and presidential aspirant writes about the dangers of economic paternalism in a free society, specifically about the impulse among both Democrats and Republicans to protect adults from the consequences of their own free choices. Expect a lot less choice in the future, McGovern warns, if the nanny-state succeeds: Since leaving office I’ve written about public policy from a new perspective: outside looking in. I’ve come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a...
  • Where does personal responsibility start? (21yo woman dies on binge and mom's suing her friends)

    03/01/2008 7:50:51 AM PST · by jdm · 32 replies · 102+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 01, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    A lawsuit in Minnesota will start a debate on whether adults should have responsibility for the actions of other non-relative adults. Amanda Jax died in a drinking binge on her 21st birthday, a tragedy that occasionally occurs in the US. Her parents filed an expected lawsuit against the nightclub where Jax drank, but surprisingly included Jax’s friends, who accompanied her on the binge: The family of a woman who drank herself to death at a Mankato nightspot while celebrating her 21st birthday is suing not only the establishment but also the friends who bought her a steady stream of drinks.The...
  • CA: Nunez takes responsibility for defeat of term limits initiative

    02/07/2008 2:45:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 121+ views
    Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez took responsibility for the failure of the term limits initiative on Tuesday's ballot and for not pairing it with redistricting reform. The defeat of Proposition 93 has set in motion the process to change leadership in both houses of the Legislature. Democrats plan to vote March 11 for a new speaker, although Democrats agreed that Nunez will stay on until the end of the legislative session in August. Proposition 93 would have shaved two years off the maximum amount of time most lawmakers could serve. But it also would have given dozens of lawmakers a chance...
  • Freedom and Responsibility - Which comes First?

    12/31/2007 7:19:16 PM PST · by BrotherMonk · 10 replies · 125+ views
    Crestone Daily News ^ | 071231 | BrotherMonk
    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE "Freedom comes to us as the fruit of our responsibility. Only after we have done all we can to create, nurture, protect and utilize our duty to care for Life may we possibly discover a moment of true freedom," to taste the rewards of our labours. ...