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  • Ben Carson as role model

    01/17/2017 11:30:49 AM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day she asked him if he would rather live in those nice houses or the house in which he and his brother lived in Detroit. She told him that only he could decide the type of home he would eventually live in by how much he studied in school and the choices he made for his life. Thus motivated, Dr. Carson said he went from last in his class to first,...
  • Pelosi to Receive LGBT ‘International Role Model’ Award

    07/22/2016 10:01:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2016 | 12:12 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Because of her strong support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, will be presented with the 21st Annual International Role Model Award by the Equality Forum, next week in Philadelphia while the Democratic National Convention is underway. “We are thrilled to present Leader Pelosi with this prestigious award for her long-standing support and her leadership in advancing LGBT civil rights,” said Malcolm Lazin, the founder and executive director of the Equality Forum. …
  • 'Role model' Wadena teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

    04/27/2015 6:38:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-24-15 | Anna Erickson
    WADENA, Minn. -- A Wadena-Deer Creek social studies teacher and coach is charged with molesting a student at his Henning home last week after paying her to clean cabins. Brian Kenneth Maki, 58, of Henning, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct -- position of authority -- on Tuesday and remained in jail. According to a complaint filed by the Otter Tail County attorney, a student said Maki was her teacher and "role model" and she arranged to meet him after he offered her a job cleaning cabins. She met the defendant last Thursday and he gave her gas money...
  • Is This the Most Interesting Opening Paragraph Wikipedia's Ever Published?

    07/11/2013 1:25:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Elias Groll
    Most Interesting Man in the World, meet your match. On Sunday, Twitter user Matthew Barrett created something of a sensation by linking to the obscure Wikipedia biography of the British army officer Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. His tweet -- "This guy surely has the best opening paragraph of any Wikipedia biography ever" -- has been retweeted more than 3,200 times over the past several days. So just how mind-blowing is the introduction? Judge for yourself: Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart[1] VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 - 5 June 1963), was a British Army...
  • Dodger Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen help African orphans; new book "Arise" tells their story

    04/10/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    scpr ^ | 4-2012
    This guy is only 23? At a news conference at Dodger Stadium this morning, somebody asked why Clayton Kershaw has made repeated trips to Africa with his wife Ellen, to help orphans there. The Cy Young Award winner replied, in full earnest, ‘Ellen always asked me, “What do you want your legacy to be when you’re done playing baseball?”’ There are always going to be people better than you, he said, who will break your records, “So you want to be remembered for doing something other than baseball.” The two work through the Dallas-based non-profit Arise Africa, and are building...
  • Will Sandra Fluke Sue Rush Limbaugh (Vanity)

    03/05/2012 10:38:29 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 157 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | March 5, 2012 | Scoutmaster
    I've seen references in some of the threads on Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke and Limbaugh's apology, wondering whether Fluke will sue Limbaugh for defamation or libel. I'm not an expert in this area, but here are a few thoughts. First, for those who haven't read Fluke's testimony, and although it may well have been factually incorrect in many ways, Fluke never mentioned her own sex life or use of contraceptives. She was going to be called by the Democrats as a expert primarily how women with medical issues that could be treated by oral birth control were being denied 'medical...
  • New Black Panther’s Shabazz: Fox News Stoking Racial Fears

    07/09/2010 10:10:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 2+ views
    accuracy in media ^ | 7/9/10 | Don Irvine
    New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Shabazz told a Russian TV reporter that Fox News should be ashamed of themselves and that the charges of voter intimidation leveled against them by the Justice Department had no merit. Shabazz also said the Fox News audience was made up of mostly white right wingers, some independents, confederates and racist organizations and that their base are mostly dissatisfied whites who want to take back America. If anything one could accuse Shabazz of fomenting violence as he talked about a potential confrontation with the Tea Party Movement in September saying that “We’re ready to...

    04/21/2010 8:24:39 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 261+ views ^ | 04/20/2010 | Gary P
    “When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result, his men were well motivated.”—Sean Connery, from The Hunt For Red October In the relatively short time she has been on the world stage, Sarah Palin finds herself an icon to smart, strong, independent women everywhere. Sarah routinely speaks to groups ranging from a few thousand in an intimate setting to tens of thousands in parks, arenas, and open fields. Women make up a large and active portion of these groups. “Sarah Palin has brought to our table a new kind of conservative woman, the conservative activist....

    01/08/2010 8:46:57 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 58 replies · 2,907+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Jan. 08, 2010 | The Last Crusade
    FACES PUBLIC CENSURE! MEDIA DEMANDS APOLOGY! The most offensive two words in the English language are not “Barack Obama,” “George Bush,” “staunch liberal” or “compassionate conservative.” Neither are the words “f*** you,” nor any other expletive. The words, according to Fox News Analyst Brit Hume, are “Jesus Christ.” Mr. Hume has faced a maelstrom of criticism for suggesting that Tiger Woods, the professional golfer, turn to Jesus Christ in order to makeover his personal life. Woods marriage has been wrecked by scandals of adulterous behavior not only with golf groupies but also professional prostitutes. On Fox News Sunday,...
  • People are asking for Sarah Palin style eyeglasses (Vanity)

    09/01/2008 12:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 765+ views
    September 1, 2008 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet is the manager of an optical department in a major department store chain. Two customers came in today asking for "Sarah Palin" type eyeglasses, and her associates at other stores are reporting the same requests. What does that tell you?
  • Cleveland teacher charged with prostitution

    08/16/2008 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 102 replies · 1,070+ views
    Cleveland Advocate ^ | 8-16-08 | ALEX WUKMAN
    Cleveland High School theatre teacher and Student Council sponsor Laurie Anne Lewis was arrested Aug. 12 on charges of prostitution in downtown Houston. According to a Houston Police Department spokesman, Lewis, 38, was arrested in “an ongoing undercover operation.” Since Lewis’ arrest is part of a continuing investigation, the offense report regarding her arrest has not been made public. Charges were brought against Lewis by HPD officers early in the morning of Aug. 13. Lewis posted a $500 cash bond later that day through local Houston bonding agency A Better Bail Bonds. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Harris...
  • Black Boys 'Need Role Models Not Rappers'

    08/10/2007 10:57:10 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-10-2007 | Sarah Womack
    Black boys 'need role models not rappers' By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am BST 10/08/2007 Black youngsters need a new generation of role models, drawn from the legal profession, business and education, to counter under-achievement and involvement in crime, a Government-funded report has said. Uanu Seshmi: boys need self-confidence to reject gangs Too often the role models for young black men are celebrities and rappers who glamorise crime, guns or gangs, the independent Reach report said. It came as a charity boss claimed that Britain's inner cities were starting to resemble American ghettos and that a lack...
  • Romney: Hezbollah role model for U.S.

    08/02/2007 6:11:31 PM PDT · by givemELL · 20 replies · 626+ views ^ | August 2, 2007 | Aaron Kline
    By Aaron Klein © 2007 Mitt Romney JERUSALEM – Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney has cited the social welfare network of the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group as a role model the U.S. should copy to help promote "goodness" and "freedom" around the world. Sections of Hezbollah's social welfare network, including schools and camps, are routinely used by the terror group to indoctrinate students in anti-Israel propaganda, instruct in military tactics and promote Shiite Islamic beliefs, including the waging of a final, apocalyptic world battle against "evil." The former Massachusetts governor this weekend was asked during a campaign stop...
  • America Remains Model to Emulate[Germany](Sucks up to Obama, Proves US Greatness)

    01/02/2007 9:11:49 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 31 replies · 753+ views
    Financial Times Deutschland ^ | 22 Dec 2006 | Thomas Klau, Translation Armin Broeggelwirth
    Rarely in its history has the United States disappointed its admirers as deeply as it has in the present day. The Iraq debacle has made the American political elite look clueless and incompetent to the rest of the world. The anti-terror war has shown that despite a long tradition, American constitutional principles rest on a precariously narrow foundation. It is also depressing to see the disproportionate lack of attention devoted to American and Iraqi victims of this conflict. But even in times of weakness, this country retains the capacity to inspire greatness, which can serve as an example to others....
  • Iraqi training on fort wants to be role model

    10/01/2006 1:00:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 703+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — When U.S. led forces attacked Iraq in 2003, Haythem was an Iraqi officer in the regular Army. Assigned to an air defense artillery unit that had old equipment from the former Soviet Union, the Iraqi knew he and his men had no chance of doing any harm to the newer, more sophisticated air power the United States and its allies were unleashing in the skies over his homeland. An American pilot flew over the site indicating he was going to release his munitions but was willing to give the Iraqi conscripts a chance to flee, Haythem said....
  • A role model in heroism

    09/30/2006 7:09:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Rick Phelps
    Spc. Anthony Tonasket (right), a native of Kansas City, Kan., is awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and Army Commendation Medal with a ‘V’ device for Valor by Col. James Trafton, commander, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, 38th Divisional Support Command, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during an awards ceremony for his actions during an attack on his convoy March 7. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Phelps, 2nd Bn, 137th Inf. Regt. UPAR, 38th DISCOM, MND-B. CAMP SLAYER - It’s inevitable that some days are forever burnt into our memories, vividly etched into the mind like a slow-motion, high-quality...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Is Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion’ a Tool to Convert Jews? (Rapper 50 Shekel Converts)

    07/18/2005 1:53:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 662+ views
    New Yorl Magazine ^ | July 18-25 | Shana Liebman
    Nearly two years after it was labeled anti-Semitic (before it even came out), The Passion of the Christ might actually be converting Jews to Jesus. Take rapper 50 Shekel, who found notoriety with “In Da Shul,” a moderately clever parody of a 50 Cent hip-hop track (the Washington Post featured Shekel in a piece about being “Young, Jewish and . . . Cool”). He recently announced that he has found Jesus—inspired by the movie, which he calls “the most Jewish film ever made. They were calling Jesus ‘Yeshua’ . . . After seeing Mary sing ‘Ma nish-ta nah,’ I was...
  • A "Woman President"? But Which One?

    10/21/2005 2:50:00 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 29 replies · 1,534+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 22 October, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    This is not about Dick Morris’ latest book, Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race. The issue today is “Should America have a woman President?” I reply, “Of course, and not a moment too soon. But shouldn’t we put a LITTLE thought into which woman would be good for the job?” The woman/White House issue is, of course, raised by the new ABC program “Commander in Chief,” starring Geena Davis. Does anyone have slight doubt that a President should be impeached and removed, rather than praised, if he/she threatened war against another nation for executing one of its citizens,...