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  • It’s Morning After in America (Long but Awesome read - We are winning the culture war!!)

    06/24/2004 5:51:37 PM PDT · by qam1 · 25 replies · 4,437+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2004 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    Here’s why social indicators, dismaying for decades, have turned positive. SEX DOESN'T SELL: MISS PRIM IS IN. No, editors at the New York Times “Sunday Styles” section were not off their meds when they came up with that headline recently. Just think about some of the Oscar nominees this year: there was Seabiscuit, a classic inspirational story of steadfast outsiders beating huge odds to win the race; Return of the King: Lord of the Rings, a mythic battle of good defeating evil, featuring female characters as pure as driven snow; Master and Commander, a nineteenth-century naval epic celebrating courage, discipline,...
  • WE CALLED THEM TRAITORS...and everyone laughed

    11/17/2003 8:58:18 PM PST · by TomAdkinsCC · 67 replies · 3,873+ views ^ | 11/16/03 | Tom Adkins 11/16/03 --> "WE CALLED THEM TRAITORS"...and everyone laughed... by Tom Adkins. For years, conservatives claimed liberals were bent on destroying the United States. We suspected they were willing to ruin lives, even actively ruin America to gain political power and turn America into a socialist state. We called them traitors. And everyone laughed. We said liberals were anti-American. We said they were traitors. And we watched the evidence mount. The Rosenbergs. Whitaker Chambers. The Church Commission. The counter culture. So-called “peace protesters.” Jane Fonda. Jimmy Carter’s arrogant socialist smile. The pro-Sandinista Congress. We called them traitors. And everyone laughed....
  • Kline Concerned about Sodomy Case-laws against sex with children could be nullified (ACLU involved)

    09/15/2003 5:14:14 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 16 replies · 282+ views
    Kline Concerned about Sodomy Case WIBW, Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is concerned that if a sodomy case before the courts goes against the state, the Kansas marriage law and laws against sex with children will be nullified. Kline held a news conference on Monday about the case of Matthew Limon, convicted in 2000 of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. That was in a group home for the developmentally disabled. The defendant's attorney, working for the ACLU, argues that Limon's 17-year prison sentence is unfair. The defense says another Kansas sex law provides a lesser penalty if the...
  • ***Fox Movie Channel Cancels Charlie Chan to be Politically Correct***

    06/30/2003 5:52:20 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 99 replies · 1,355+ views
    stardate: 0306.30
    In what has to be the most yellow streak of broadcasting in years, the Fox movie channel has canceled the colection of Charlie Chan films because they were afraid a few folks might not understand that Stephin Fetchit was a ROLE played by an actor....It a gutless move that ranks up there with the other great politically correct moves that show America has turned into a liberal pond of weakkneed corporations under extortion by the likes of jesse jackass and al sharpy sharpton, the Fox movie channel restored the films to perfection, advertised them for weeks, and pulled them because...
  • Kamiya vs. O'Reilly (Free Republic Mentioned)

    04/23/2003 6:43:31 AM PDT · by Egregious Philbin · 64 replies · 748+ views
    Salon ^ | 4/23/03 | The editors of Salon
    Kamiya vs. O'Reilly Salon challenges the bullying Fox host to stop misrepresenting our "Liberation Day" story and debate its author fairly. - - - - - - - - - - - - April 23, 2003 | On April 11, Salon published, as its lead article, a piece by executive editor Gary Kamiya. The headline read: "Liberation Day: Even Those Opposed to the War Should Celebrate a Shining Moment in the History of Freedom -- the Fall of Saddam Hussein." The accompanying photograph showed an Iraqi man kissing an American soldier. Here is the central argument of the article: "To...
  • Anti-abortion display at UMass destroyed

    04/21/2003 4:38:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 28 replies · 412+ views
    Hampshire Daily Gazette ^ | 4/17/03 | Nick Grabbe
    An anti-abortion display outside the Student Union at the University of Massachusetts was destroyed by vandals Wednesday night, police said. The display of 160 white crosses, representing the number of abortions every hour in the United States, had previously been the site of vandalism and an alleged assault. It had been up for three days. UMass police received a call reporting the incident at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, said Deputy Patrick Archbald. When officers arrived at the south side of the Student Union, they found the crosses broken and strewn around the area, with some in a nearby garbage can, he...
  • SF Police Find Cache Of Molotov Cocktails

    03/21/2003 1:44:14 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 114 replies · 654+ views
    KTVU TV ^ | 1:11 p.m. PST March 21, 2003
    SF Police Find Cache Of Molotov Cocktails POSTED: 1:11 p.m. PST March 21, 2003 UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. PST March 21, 2003 SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco arson investigators removed 12 Molotov-type cocktails on Friday from a backpack discovered by a groundskeeper cleaning up debris left by anti-war protesters in a downtown alley way. The investigators carefully removed the homemade devices -- consisting of old liquor bottles filled with gasoline and having a wick -- and fingerprinted them. Police said the site where the devices were found was an area near 11th and Howard that had been traversed several times by...
  • VH-1 to feature two (Rochester NY) area drag queens

    01/05/2003 6:53:02 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 781+ views
    Democrat and Chronicle ^ | (January 5, 2003) | By Lara Becker Liu
    Cable music station VH-1 will be in town Thursday to film an upcoming documentary about drag queen entertainers, featuring two of Rochester’s own. Pandora Boxx and Darienne Lake, also known as Michael Steck and Greg Meyer, were selected from a pool of seven local “queens” to appear in the one-hour “day-in-the-life” documentary, according to Steck. The film may be aired as early as March. A film crew will follow Steck and Meyer for three days, capturing “every aspect of their lives” -- shopping, exercising (Steck has lost 130 pounds from his 400-plus-pound frame in the last year), working at their...
  • In California, a Defeat for White House Control Freaks

    03/09/2002 10:39:09 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 18 replies · 350+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | 3/9/02 | Lorraine Woellert
    In California, a Defeat for White House Control Freaks The White House invested 11 months and huge amounts of political capital in Richard Riordan's bid to be governor of California. President Bush personally wooed the former Los Angeles Mayor, who supports abortion rights and gun control. And Vice-President Dick Cheney followed with a $300,000 fund-raiser. Why back a candidate to Bush's left? White House political guru Karl Rove reasoned that Riordan, who received strong Democratic support in his two mayoral bids, could win vital crossover votes in November against Democratic incumbent Gray Davis. But a funny thing happened on the...