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  • Where Are You, Country?

    02/14/2015 7:49:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gary Horne
    Where are you, country? Why can’t I find you? Why have you gone away? Adapting Cindy Lou’s song about the loss of Christmas spirit in Whoville expresses the sadness for what as been lost in my country. When I was a young boy in the small town of Piedmont, Missouri, the local physician, Doc Jones, would come to your house if you were sick. People paid him in cash, or perhaps some other goods. No one imagined they had a “right” to have someone else pay Doc Jones. It was their solemn duty, part of leading a responsible and moral...
  • Rapper Nicki Minaj Says Abortion She Had as a Teen "Haunts" Her

    01/01/2015 4:47:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/01/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nicki Minaj confirmed what many fans had questioned: she had an abortion while she was in high school. While Minaj doesn't say she regrets the decision, she did say that it "haunts" her to this day. Minaj had previously alluded to an unborn child in her song "All Things Go." From Rolling Stone: "When she discovered she was pregnant, "I thought I was going to die," she admits. "I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through." She ended up having an abortion, a decision she says has "haunted me...
  • 'I am so ashamed': Head bowed, daughter of Korean Air chairman resigns and makes humiliating public

    12/12/2014 9:43:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Henry Austin
    Bowing her head in shame, a senior Korean Air executive whose 'nut rage' delayed a flight made a grovelling apology for exploding with rage after her snack was served in a bag. Screaming Cho Hyun-ah, a senior vice-president at the airline, angrily demanded the removal of a crew member from a flight for failing to serve nuts in a bowl. She then forced the Incheon-bound flight to taxi back to the terminal at New York's JFK Airport to kick the junior flight attendant off the plane.
  • Refreshing: Consider Reviving the Traditional Use of the Word "Shame"

    09/29/2014 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 2 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 9/27/2014 anno Domini | Ann Barnhardt
    More Notes on Shame: John the Baptist, Salome and Mrs. Beryl Muspratt - snip - 2. There are a few more points on the subject of shame that I would like to expand upon. The first comes from the novel “Brideshead Revisited”, which demonstrates, completely contrary to the Modernist, post-Christian, “church of Nice” heresy, how shame is a medicinal mercy. If we can self-generate shame without having to have it applied from the exterior, then so much the better. But for many people, the shaming must be generated, at least initially, externally. This is a function of charity – true...
  • Clusterdunk in Benghazi

    09/08/2014 11:56:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 8, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's what happened on the ground in Benghazi. Good men died there needlessly because of delays in sending reinforcements. "No Bergdahl left behind" Obama should have to explain, fully. He has not done so. Here's the September 5th Fox News video, via You Tube, of interviews with survivors of the Benghazi clusterdunk. It does not deal with what was happening in Washington or why the Obama Administration failed to take prompt action. The survivors were not in any position to discuss that because they were in Benghazi, not Washington. They were fighting for the lives of those they were there to protect and for their own...
  • EDS FLY UNACCOMPANIED MINORS TO ALASKA

    08/01/2014 11:45:48 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | August 1 2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas--As unaccompanied minors continue to illegally cross the Texas-Mexico border, President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing them onto U.S. soil. A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody and placed into foster homes, according to HHS' Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR). While many migrants have been released in border states like Texas and California, others have been set free in Alaska. Federal data shows that as of July 7, five unaccompanied minors were released in Alaska.
  • Why the Arab World is Caught in an Emotional Nakba, and How We Keep it There.

    06/27/2014 2:06:17 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 32 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | June 24, 2014 | Richard Landes
    By ignoring the honor-shame dynamic in Arab political culture, is the West keeping itself from making headway toward peace?
  • Collapse of American Influence Recalls Disintegration of Soviet Union, Fall of France

    09/09/2013 6:40:00 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    New York Sun ^ | September 7, 2013 | Conrad Black
    Not since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and prior to that the fall of France in 1940, has there been so swift an erosion of the world influence of a Great Power as we are witnessing with the United States. The Soviet Union crumbled jurisdictionally: In 1990-1991, one country became the 16 formerly constituent republics of that country... The cataclysmic decline of France, of course, was the result of being overrun by Nazi Germany in 1940...What we are witnessing now in the United States, by contrast, is just the backwash of inept policy-making in Washington, and nothing...
  • The Missing Shame in American Society

    08/12/2013 5:58:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-11-13 | Stephanie Janiczek
    I don’t know when it became OK for people to be so open about the weird stuff they are into. I have always lived by the code whatever you do is fine as long as I don’t have to see it. It’s been a mantra for decades. However, since the dawn of the internet people have been very happy to share things about themselves that not everyone wants to know and most of it is downright obscene.
  • Greenfield: The End of Shame

    07/28/2013 4:56:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, July 27, 2013 The End of Shame Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Weiner's political career will never end, if only because of how much value he has to offer to the media, standup comedians and bored browsers looking for some news item to wake them up long enough to finish another hour of data entry at their job. Shame has become a mostly discredited concept. The return of Weiner and Spitzer to public life proves as much. But the Era of Shame ended conclusively with Clinton's impeachment proceedings. The only outcome of those proceedings was...
  • Temple Activist: Policeman Said Rock Attacks "Not My Job"

    05/29/2013 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    A Jewish man who visited the Temple Mount was attacked multiple times by Muslim children screaming "Allahu Akbar," and, he says, a police officer who was present did nothing to stop the attacks. Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick recalled the attacks in an interview with Arutz Sheva. Hearing calls of "Allahu Akbar" (Arabic for "G-d is great") is something he has grown used to, Glick says. "All I can say is 'Amen,' because G-d really is great," he told Arutz Sheva radio. But on one of his latest visits, he said, the attempts to insult him escalated into physical attack....
  • Will Michelle Obama now go back to not being proud of her country after Barack loses?

    10/24/2012 4:13:06 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 28 replies
    I suspect the last state will be worse than the first state. Older is not always necessarily wiser for some adult lives, unfortunately. 4 years of this administration and not one awe inspiring statement for the annals of time or history books... real shame to now lead the now known cause and ideologies that almost brought this country down.
  • Woman, 54, Escapes Apparent Arab 'Rape Ambush'

    10/03/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Six Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs took part in an attempt to ambush rape a Jewish Galilee woman Tuesday, police suspect. The woman went on a morning walk in the fields near Sharona, not far from the Sea of Galilee, where she walks every morning. She then found herself in what appeared to be a planned ambush, according to TV Channel 2. A man approached her and threw a rock that hit her head. She fell to the ground and he began trying to rape her. She then noticed five other Arab men looking on, apparently waiting for him to subdue...
  • Death Penalty for Colorado Shooter: Conscience of Kansas radio program

    08/27/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 1 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-24-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    On the Conscience of Kansas radio program, KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson talks about the death penalty and sanity defense for the Colorado Batman movie shooter.
  • Chief Justice Roberts Is A Genius

    06/28/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 121 replies
    http://whitehouse12.com ^ | 6.28.12 | I.M. Citizen
    Before you look to do harm to Chief Justice Roberts or his family, it’s important that you think carefully about the meaning – the true nature — of his ruling on Obama-care. The Left will shout that they won, that Obama-care was upheld and all the rest. Let them. It will be a short-lived celebration. Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS. Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That’s how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is...
  • American dancer & musician charged with 'sexually assaulting Irish student before her friend was...

    05/28/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 29 May 2012 | UK Daily Mail Reporter, London and Tokyo
    Two American men, a high-profile dancer & a teenage musician, have been arrested by Tokyo police investigating the murder of an Irish student apparently strangled to death in a luxury Tokyo hotel. Nicola Furlong, 21, was found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning after she attended a Nicki Minaj concert with a female friend, also a 21-year-old Irish student.Dancer James Blackston, 23, and a 19-year-old male musician, who has not been identified by police, have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting Ms Furlong's friend in a taxi on the way to the hotel. Police are investigating whether...
  • Two 'Shame on...' protestors arrested on sex offender registry violations

    05/18/2012 7:40:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/18/12 | Lance Coleman
    Since February, workers hired by a union to picket First Baptist Church of Dandridge have held up a sign reading, "Shame on Pastor Brown," to protest nonunion workers building a new addition at the church. Each day the church's pastor, Dr. Robert Brown, waved at the men and waved off the criticism they leveled at him and the church. On Friday, Jefferson County Sheriff G.W. "Bud" McCoig arrested the two men and charged them with violating the sex offender registry act. "It's hard to miss the irony, isn't it?" Brown said. "I've said to several folks that I've done a...
  • IO 88: For Shame—Speech Crimes and Ideology

    04/18/2012 12:10:40 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 1 replies
    truthxchange ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Fifteen years ago James Twitchel’s For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture argued for the socially redeeming character of shame: “Shame is the basis of individual responsibility …It is where de­cency comes from… shame inhibits behavior— that’s the point. It retards action, it increases reticence, it invokes self‑censorship. Its final object is not banishment, but reintegration.” Twitchell’s book describes a past moral ethos eroded by an ideology of radical sexual freedom that shamelessly rejected the “old ways.” In 1996 Senator Fred Thomson said of Bill Clinton: “He is a man of his times…He literally has no shame.”...
  • Obama Is Shame And Extreme

    04/04/2012 10:33:00 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by a terrific analysis by Guy Benson at Townhall of the worst speech Obama has given of his presidency
  • Prez offers us more of the shame (Hussein wants 'four more years to finish the job')

    01/13/2012 6:03:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/04/12 | Michael Goodwin
    Prez offers us more of the shameMichael Goodwin Last Updated: 3:30 AM, January 4, 2012 In a commercial that helped elect him mayor of New York in 1977, Ed Koch looked at the TV camera and noted that incumbent Abe Beame wanted “four more years to finish the job. Finish the job?” Koch deadpanned. “Hasn’t he done enough?” **SNIP** Yet he, like all failing incumbents, also has a major disadvantage: a record. Which is why it comes as a surprise that Obama plans to make attacks on Congress a centerpiece of his campaign. It’s doubling-down on his biggest mistakes and...
  • German Catholic Priest Admits To 280 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

    01/13/2012 10:31:42 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 218 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/13/2012 | Sanya Khetani
    A German Catholic priest has admitted 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three boys over almost a decade, the BBC reported. About 2,800 pornographic images -- including several of his victims -- were found on the priest's computer. Named only as Andreas L, the priest, 46, told a court in Braunschweig he did not think he was doing harm.
  • Mother explains why she made her son wear 'I'm a thief' sign

    08/23/2011 1:45:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24th August 2011 | Brooke Baskin and Lendl Ryan
    MUM has ignited a national debate after making her 10-year-old son stand in a busy park wearing a sign saying, "Do not trust me. I will steal from you as I am a thief". The mother, who confessed to having a criminal past when she was young, said it was to ensure he did not follow in her footsteps, the Herald Sun reported. "I have lived a life that most people would not dream of and I am trying to stop my child from going down the same road as I did, because even though I have sorted myself...
  • Jon Stewart Defends Rep. Michele Bachmann: ‘Shame On You, Newsweek’

    08/10/2011 12:28:18 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 10, 2011 | Frances Martel
    <p>It seems that Newsweek’s cover photo of Rep. Michele Bachmann has already proven to be a game-changer: it got Jon Stewart to defend the Republican presidential candidate for an entire segment– not an easy feat. Stewart blasted the magazine for deliberately finding an unflattering photo of the Congresswoman, arguing “you’ve got to go pretty far” to find an unflattering one, listing examples of Bachmann making “yelling into a bullhorn” look attractive, and giving editor Tina Brown a dose of her own medicine.</p>
  • Clintons ‘Deeply Unhappy’ With Weiner

    06/09/2011 9:34:54 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 60 replies
    gawker ^ | 6-0-11 | Max Read
    Clintons ‘Deeply Unhappy’ With Weiner Max Read — Much has been made of the fact that bulge-Tweeting congressman Anthony Weiner (8==D - N.Y.) is married to Huma Abedin, a close aide of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — and that President Clinton officiated at their wedding. But having been through a not entirely dissimilar situation does not seem to have made the Clintons more sympathetic to Weiner's problem: One of Mr. Weiner's most emotional apologies was delivered to former President Bill Clinton[...] The Clintons are deeply unhappy about the situation and with Mr. Weiner, people who had been told of...
  • Trump blasts Seinfeld pullout

    04/21/2011 3:59:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 100 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Donald Trump wasn't laughing when funnyman Jerry Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation.</p> <p>Seinfeld pulled out of the Sept. 13 event benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because he disagrees with The Donald's questioning of Barack Obama's citizenship, his reps said.</p>
  • The inglorious Obama

    03/28/2011 9:37:36 AM PDT · by shibumi · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 28, 2011 | Barbara Simpson
    © 2011 I got it! Last week, I finally realized how best to sum up the man who is president of the United States. In fact, the same can be applied to his wife, the first lady. Barack and Michelle Obama simply have no shame. They're imbued with ego, pride, chutzpah, arrogance and vain conceit that seemingly have no bounds. No matter what gaffe they commit, whatever they do that's wrong, ridiculous, crass, uncouth, rude, improper or even – dare I say, unconstitutional – they carry on as though nothing untoward had happened. If anyone criticizes, well, no fault lies...
  • Dues and don'ts: The power of automatic deductions

    03/01/2011 1:59:46 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 28, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    When the Wisconsin General Assembly voted to pass Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, the Democratic legislators made themselves indistinguishable from the protesters surrounding the assembly floor. They wore the same pro-union orange T-shirts. They behaved in the same sophomoric way, breaking out in a noisy demonstration. They chanted the same ubiquitous word: "Shame!" They might as well have brought guitars onto the floor for a Woody Guthrie sing-along and touted "Walker = Hitler" signs. In Wisconsin, it's less that Democrats act to protect a special interest than that they belong to a special interest. A complete identification has long...
  • Bedbugs top agenda at national EPA summit

    02/01/2011 8:23:38 AM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2011
    It's official: Cimex lectularius, better known as the lowly bedbug, has achieved the status of a national epidemic. And starting Tuesday, federal agencies will convene a major summit to address the itchy critter once thought of as little more than a scourge of third-rate motels. The 2011 National Bedbug Summit will be held this week in Washington, and according to a statement Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, a half-dozen governmental agencies will send representatives in response to "consumer concern about the rising incidence of bed bugs in the United States." The meeting will be held at the (presumably bedbug-free)...
  • The voter fraud hall of shame: Milwaukee voter fraud conviction makes ACORN’s 2010 total

    11/23/2010 9:53:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/10 | Matthew Vadum
    Yet another former ACORN employee was convicted of voter fraud last week. This brings the total number of convictions for former workers from the embattled group to at least 15 so far this year. Kevin L. Clancy of Milwaukee pleaded guilty last week to participating “in a scheme to submit fraudulent voter registration applications,” according to Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. Clancy admitted to filing multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals and registering himself and other voter registration canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Clancy received a 10-month prison term for...
  • How Gay Days Made a Home at Disney World

    11/04/2010 5:58:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | June 21, 2010 | John Cloud
    Like pretty much every child who walks up Main Street U.S.A. at Disney World for the first time, Alix, 10, and her brother Evan, 11, can barely contain their anticipation. Evan wants to ride Space Mountain. Alix is so excited, she can't even say what she wants to do. She is jumping up and down. It's a typical Disney scene, except that Evan, Alix and their sister Jamie, a desultory 4-year-old shielded from the sun in a stroller, have come to the Magic Kingdom with their two moms. It is the 20th anniversary of Gay Days at Disney, and...
  • The One Thing Obama Should Tax...

    10/12/2010 7:40:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-12-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Paladino goes on anti-gay rant, warns against'brainwashing'

    10/11/2010 2:16:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 131 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 10, 2010 | REUVEN FENTON and JEREMY OLSHAN
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino today went well beyond his opposition to same-sex marriage, telling a Brooklyn Hasidic congregation that children should not be "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option. It isn’t." He told approximately 50 worshippers at the K’hal Adas Kashau synagogue in Williamsburg that children "would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family." A prepared text of the speech distributed by leaders of the congregation before it was delivered was much stronger, declaring God disapproves of homosexuality and gays should be ashamed of themselves. "There...
  • Obama Wall Of Shame

    08/21/2010 7:35:19 PM PDT · by VastRWCon · 40 replies
    I was in Stuart Florida a few weeks ago and found the "Obama Wall Of Shame" in a tourist store called "Nautical But Nice". Blown away, LOL.
  • A Veteran Puts Kagan to Shame

    07/02/2010 6:12:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    power line ^ | 7/2/10 | John
    It is a remarkable fact that President Obama has nominated to the Supreme Court a woman who, as dean of Harvard Law School, discriminated against military recruiters in violation of federal law. Remarkable, but true. Yesterday, our friend Pete Hegseth testified in opposition to Kagan's confirmation at the invitation of Republican members of the Judiciary Committee. I find it interesting that his perspective--no doubt representative of most Americans--is one that the Democratic members did not think it necessary to consider as part of the confirmation hearing. Pete stated this part of the case against Elena Kagan eloquently:
  • Stores’ Treatment of Shoplifters Tests Legal Rights

    06/21/2010 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Palter · 24 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2010 | COREY KILGANNON and JEFFREY E. SINGER
    The A & N Food Market on Main Street in Flushing, Queens, has an almost entirely Chinese clientele. The inventory includes live eels, turtles and frogs, frozen duck tongue and canned congee. These goods, like products sold in every neighborhood of the city, attract their share of shoplifters. But A & N Food Market has an unusual way of dealing with the problem. First, suspected shoplifters caught by the store’s security guards or staff members have their identification seized. Then, they are photographed holding up the items they are accused of trying to steal. Finally, workers at the store threaten...
  • Shamed Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson puts on a brave face

    05/26/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies · 990+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:06 PM on 25th May 2010 | Rebecca English, Julie Moult and Sara Nathan
    Sarah Ferguson put on a brave face as she ran errands in New York today, ahead of her return to the UK to account to her ex-husband for her latest gaffe. She is expected to meet with Prince Andrew this week to explain how she was caught up in a sting by an undercover reporter, offering access to the prince for Ł500,000. After the news broke at the weekend she took a pre-arranged flight to Los Angeles to collect an award for her charity work.
  • Marine Vets Denounce Naming Battleship for John Murtha

    05/01/2010 8:01:20 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 69 replies · 1,394+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 30 April 2010 | John Grizzi
    No sooner had Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced plans to name the latest San Antonio Class LPD battleship in honor of the late Rep. John P. Murtha (D. Pa.) than the firefight began. The most vocal opposition to naming a warship in honor of the first Vietnam veteran elected to Congress came from some of Murtha’s own fellow U.S. Marines. “Outrage” is a mild word to describe the reaction to the possible naming by least two well-known, distinguished Marine Corps veterans who, like Murtha, served in Vietnam. “You are kidding!” retired Marine Col. Jack Brennan fired back to...
  • Boy, 11, holds sign by road as punishment

    03/30/2010 1:25:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 99 replies · 1,837+ views
    upi ^ | March. 30, 2010
    SACRAMENTO, A California mother said she had her 11-year-old son hold a sign on a street corner for three hours to apologize for being disrespectful to his teacher. Cassandra Rollins of Sacramento said she and Ahmad Rollins' father decided to have the boy apologize to his fifth-grade teacher by holding a sign detailing his offense and remorse on the busy corner of Truxel Road and West El Camino Avenue, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, reported Tuesday. Rollins said her son's worst offense was calling the teacher a "jackass." "It's important to respect authority, and I hope parents agree with me," she said. Ahmad...
  • Health Care: Tea Party Protest Candlelight Vigil

    03/21/2010 9:32:27 PM PDT · by timestax · 87 replies · 1,256+ views
    March 22,2010 | timestax
    Cincinnati Tea Party meets downtown Cincinnati, to hold candlelight vigil and send a massage to U.S.Rep.Steve Driehaus-DWest Price Hill,to vote no on the Obama Insurance Bill. My final headcount was nearly 400, counting teenagers and children too.
  • Kremlin wants resignations after Olympic pride dented

    03/01/2010 12:17:32 PM PST · by cajuncow · 23 replies · 561+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-1-10 | Conor Sweeney, Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Dmitry Medvedev ordered Russian Olympic officials to quit or be fired on Monday and demanded drastic changes to training procedures after a poor showing at the Winter Games dented national pride. Once mighty Russia limped in 11th in the medals table with just three golds, its worst ever tally. The result was especially embarrassing because Russia is due to host the next Winter Olympics in 2014 at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. "Those responsible should take the brave decision and sign a letter (of resignation)," Medvedev said in televised comments. "If they can't we will...
  • Senate Passes Jobs Bill Offering Tax Breaks for New Hires

    02/24/2010 8:29:58 AM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 73 replies · 2,183+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 24, 2010
    The jobs legislation would also extend highway and mass transit programs through the end of the year and pump $20 billion into them in time for the construction season. Economists say the tax breaks could create perhaps 250,000 jobs.
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • Shame or Humility--Defeat or Overcoming: Ltr to a Taiwan Friend

    12/22/2009 4:46:13 AM PST · by Quix · 17 replies · 467+ views
    Perhaps The Lord, via the heart, spirit and the curious space between the ears of Quix | 22 DEC 2009 | Quix, Bo Xian
    DEAR PRECIOUS GRACEFUL, I think shame is an interesting thing. Have certainly wrestled with plenty of it in my life. Not sure it's all over, either. There was a church member or pastor . . . speaking, I forget which . . . recently . . . a sermon, I think . . . probably Pastor Christie . . . how Christ . . . Cast down shame on The Cross. Not just took it upon Himself but conquered it, and cast it down. Banished it from having any effect or influence on Him. I think there was some...
  • Whatever Happened to Shame? (Boston Globe Columnist Laments Absence of Shame in Scandals)

    12/21/2009 4:44:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/21/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Ellen Goodman is morally troubled. The liberal columnist for The Boston Globe surveys the moral landscape and laments "there's no shame in the game." Goodman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, whose observations are predictably liberal and feminist, but also marked by a keen eye for cultural detail. I still remember a column she wrote almost thirty years ago about an abandoned church being transformed into a condominium. In "Whatever Happened to Shame?," published in the December 18 edition of the Boston paper, Goodman reports that The New York Post has hired Ashley Dupre, the prostitute at the center of the...
  • Ralph Peters bluntly states

    09/11/2009 10:10:49 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies · 1,268+ views
    Power Line ^ | September 11, 2009 | Scott Johnson
    Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died. We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot. We've learned nothing. Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we've excused it. Instead of killing terrorists, we free them. Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them. Instead of acknowledging that radical Islam is the problem, we elected a president who blames America, whose idea of freedom is the right for women to suffer in silence behind a veil -- and...
  • Scotland's Shame (Release of a Murderer)

    08/21/2009 12:57:39 PM PDT · by kellynla · 26 replies · 1,085+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | staff
    "Four hundred parents lost a child, 46 parents lost their only child, 65 women were widowed, 11 men lost their wives, 140 [people] lost a parent, seven lost both parents." -- Scottish prosecutor Colin Boyd at the 2001 trial of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi flew home Thursday to his wife and children in Libya. Scotland's justice secretary, Kenny Mac-Askill, freed al-Megrahi only eight years into his life sentence for murdering 270 people, 189 of them Americans. A flag-waving crowd greeted al-Megrahi when his Afriqiyah Airways jetliner landed at Tripoli. More warm welcomes may follow: When an...
  • VIDEO: Obama: GOP Should Have "Shame" For "Creating" Fiscal Mess

    07/23/2009 12:19:12 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 43 replies · 1,346+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 23, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    President Obama says the GOP has a lot of "nerve" for criticizing Obama's handling of the economy after they got the country in this "fiscal hole."
  • Congress to Pass[ed] Dramatic Global Warming Bill Members Could Not Possibly Have Read

    06/28/2009 10:54:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies · 844+ views
    John Shadegg Site ^ | June 26, 2009 | John Shadegg
    Shadegg: This legislation will affect the livelihoods and lives of every single American, yet it will have been impossible for any Member of Congress to have read before the vote occurs.Today, Congressman Shadegg (AZ-3) released the following statement regarding House consideration of the Majority’s so-called “Cap-and-Trade” bill: “Late this afternoon, during floor debate, the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House acknowledged that the 300-page manager’s amendment adopted by the Rules Committee at approximately 4 a.m. this morning was still being “integrated” into the 900-page bill by the House Clerk. The Speaker Pro Tempore noted that this task was being done...
  • Bishop [Donald Trautman]: Obama at Notre Dame 'day of shame'

    05/15/2009 10:25:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies · 1,277+ views
    GOERIE.com ^ | May 15, 2009 | DANA MASSING
    Bishop: Obama at Notre Dame 'day of shame' BY DANA MASSING Published: May 15. 2009 1:15AM Erie's Catholic bishop has added his voice to those opposing the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Barack Obama to speak at Sunday's commencement and receive an honorary degree. In a statement released this week, Erie Bishop Donald W. Trautman called Obama "a relentless advocate of unrestricted abortion" and said it was a "bad decision" by Notre Dame officials to give him a platform. The U.S. Catholic bishops, in their 2004 statement "Catholics in Political Life," had said that "the Catholic community and...
  • CA: Air board's shame - It won't review work of discredited scientist

    03/14/2009 6:45:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 954+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/14/09 | Editorial
    For years, critics joked that the White House of George W. Bush was encased in a massive bubble that kept out all discomfitting information. Now that Bush has exited, this bubble has found a new home at 1001 I Street in Sacramento, headquarters of the California Air Resources Board. No matter what is happening with the economy, no matter how reasonable are the pleas from affected businesses, no matter if even the respected Legislative Analyst's Office raises concerns, nothing will deter the air board from its central mission: implementing two very costly regulatory schemes adopted in December. One would impose...