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  • Cardinal Burke Summoned for Papal Audience

    01/10/2015 11:19:02 AM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 1-09-15 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Cardinal Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta , was received on Thursday by Pope Francis in audience. The American cardinal, born in 1948, was ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI after completing his theological studies at the Gregorian University in Rome in 1975 by Pope Paul VI. In the United States he was active in counseling and education, then completed a doctorate in canon law at the Gregorian University and returned in 1984 to the United States where he worked in pastoral care and as Vice-Chancellor of his home diocese in Wisconsin. Because...
  • Man Buys 23 Burger King Apple Pies to Spite a Small (Spoiled Rotten, Bratty) Child

    08/07/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 128 replies
    Eater.com ^ | Eater.com
    <p>Apparently, after waiting in line in front of a careless mother and her screaming small child, a man who was having a bad day (and had a headache) decided to ruin that family's day: The child was screaming "I want fucking pie!" so the man bought up every last pie — all 23 of them — and walked out of the Burger King location, turning only to see the enraged mother and child, helpless as the cashier told them that the restaurant had just sold out of pie.</p>
  • West Point hosts first wedding between 2 men

    11/02/2013 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    WEST POINT, N.Y. Two West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy's first wedding between two men. Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married Daniel Lennox, class of 2007, before about 20 guests. Choate, 27, taught Sunday school at the U.S. Military Academy's Cadet Chapel and said he always thought of it as the place he would get married if he could. West Point hosted two same-sex weddings of women in late 2012, more than a year after New York legalized same-sex marriage. But Saturday's wedding was the first time two men wed at West Point.
  • Was Chuck Hagel nominated out of spite?

    02/15/2013 11:42:15 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Washington Post/Right Turn ^ | 2-15-2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>Obama — ticked off by Rice’s treatment and still emboldened by his convincing victory over Mitt Romney — courted confrontation when he tapped Hagel.</p> <p>If true, this is outlandish. The president would imperil national security out of spite? .........</p>
  • Houston Gets Lame Space Shuttle Replica Delivered In Lamest Way Possible (Red State Punished?)

    06/02/2012 7:20:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 1, 2012 | By Matt Hardigree
    Houston Gets Lame Space Shuttle Replica Delivered In Lamest Way Possible The deliveries of the real Space Shuttles to their final resting places were grand events that created amazing images. Houston, which deserved a real d@mn shuttle, is getting a replica. And just in case Houstonians didn't know they were getting shortchanged, it was delivered on a plane but instead on a d@mn barge. Thanks, NASA. I'm not going to get into all the reasons why Houston didn't get a Space Shuttle as it might be mistaken as saying someone else doesn't deserve one. Clearly, both D.C. and Los Angeles...
  • The Real Story of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2011 6:17:58 PM PST · by bopdowah · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now time for a tradition, an annual tradition, and that is The Real Story of Thanksgiving from my book that I wrote back in the early nineties. I wrote two of them, actually. In one of the books I wrote, The Real Story of Thanksgiving. And reading from it has become something we do every year on the program because it's still not taught. The myth of Thanksgiving is still what is taught, and that myth is basically that a bunch of thieves from Europe arrived quite by accident at Plymouth Rock, and if it weren't for the Indians...
  • Feminist dilemma for 2012 (Ultra Barf Alert)

    06/18/2011 6:31:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | June 18, 2011 | Mary Ann Sorrentino, former RI Planned Parenthood Exec Dir
    As a woman who has spent much of her adult life lobbying for and writing about equal rights and opportunities for women, I am distressed that some candidates for the upcoming national elections make me sick to my feminist stomach. I am talking about people like Michele Bachmann and the omnipresent Sarah Palin. I want to see women in the highest offices in the country, I really do. But I feel obligated to evaluate female presidential candidates by the same standards I use to evaluate male candidates. They should be experienced, appropriate, articulate, and knowledgeable in domestic and foreign policy...
  • HOA moves to foreclose on 84 homes

    03/16/2009 8:24:56 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 210 replies · 3,914+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/14/2009 | By Aïssatou Sidimé -
    In a rare move, a South Side homeowners association has filed to foreclose on 84 homes in the Mission Creek community because of unpaid association dues. That’s 21 percent of the roughly 400 homes in the community, based on data from RexReport.com. The 84 are set to go on the auction block April 7 at the Bexar County Courthouse — an event that would devastate the neighborhood’s property values, experts say. Judith Gray, an attorney hired as the auction trustee, said the association is foreclosing because many homeowners have not paid dues for several years, and the multiyear loss of...
  • OBAMA & CONGRESS BLAST CITI OVER JET

    01/27/2009 7:42:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies · 1,470+ views
    NY Post ^ | 01/27/09 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and CHUCK BENNETT
    OBAMA & CONGRESS BLAST CITI OVER JET By JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and CHUCK BENNETT January 27, 2009 -- High-flying Citigroup executives, trying desperately to hang on to their new, $50 million luxury jet, took heavy flak yesterday from the White House and Congress after The Post revealed how the beleaguerred bank is blowing taxpayers' rescue funds. EDITORIAL: CITIBOOBS The Financial behemoth, being kept afloat by $45 billion in public life support, should not be spending its precious greenbacks on frivolous luxuries, said President Obama's spokesman, Robert Gibbs. Obama "doesn't believe" business jets are the "best use of money," said Gibbs....
  • Three Reporters From McCain-Endorsing Newspapers Removed From Obama's Plane

    10/31/2008 8:57:36 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 43 replies · 1,477+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/2008 | EagleUSA
    Journalists from three major newspapers that endorsed John McCain have been booted from Barack Obama's campaign plane for the final leg of the presidential race. The Washington Times reported Friday that it was notified of the Obama campaign's decision Thursday evening -- even though the paper has covered Obama from the start. Executive Editor John Solomon told FOXNews.com that the Obama campaign said it didn't have enough seats on the plane, but "I don't think the explanation makes sense to us." "We've been traveling since 2007 with him. ... We're a relevant newspaper -- every day we break news," Solomon...
  • Jefferson still has a shot in Louisiana

    09/16/2008 4:57:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies · 226+ views
    Politico ^ | September 16, 2008 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Even as he faces a 16-count federal indictment on charges that include racketeering and soliciting bribes, Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) may be down, but he isn’t out. At least not yet. Devoid of virtually any influence in Congress and with his campaign treasury almost empty, Jefferson may still have a path to victory in the Democratic primary next month. By virtue of his high name identification and a small cadre of die-hard supporters, he is hoping to win enough votes in the crowded Oct. 4 primary to head into a runoff. And his likely runoff opponent is the only white...
  • Don’t Believe the Hype [News-weak hit piece on Falwell]

    05/16/2007 10:29:15 AM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 23 replies · 681+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jonathan Alter
    I mean no disrespect to the dead, but I take the British view of obituaries, which is to try to capture the true public significance of the person who died, not just his good qualities. The truth about the Rev. Jerry Falwell is that he was a character assassin and hype artist who left little positive impact on the United States-and little negative impact either, for that matter. Besides founding Liberty University, he won’t be remembered as nearly as influential as he’s made out to be. .................. According to lore (and much of the coverage of his death), November, 1980...
  • Hastert denies GOP saw Foley's "vile" messages (Conservatives calling for resignations.)

    10/03/2006 6:43:59 AM PDT · by no dems · 148 replies · 2,054+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said yesterday that Republican leaders had not previously seen the more lurid Internet "instant messages" sent by disgraced ex-Rep. Mark Foley as influential conservatives began calling for party leadership resignations over the handling of the matter. Mr. Hastert said "No one in the Republican leadership ... saw those messages until last Friday when ABC News released them." Still, several well-known conservatives called for Republican resignations because Hastert and other leaders did not act aggressively enough when they first learned of a separate set of "overly friendly" e-mails that Mr. Foley had sent to another teenage...
  • Conservative Case Against Rudy Giuliani

    08/30/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 483 replies · 4,898+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 30 2006 | John Hawkins
    Rudy Giuliani, a contender for the presidency in 2008, is receiving an inordinate amount of positive attention. That's quite understandable since Rudy is charismatic, did a great job on the campaign trail for President Bush in 2004, and his phenomenal performance after 9/11 was much appreciated. However, likeable or not, having Rudy as the GOP's candidate in 2008 would be a big mistake. Here's a short, but sweet primer on some of Rudy's many flaws. Rudy's Strong Pro-Abortion Stance As these comments from a 1989 conversation with Phil Donahue show, Rudy Giuliani is staunchly in favor of abortion: "I've said...
  • The NY Times points cranks, radicals, al-Qaeda operatives ...

    07/01/2006 12:26:02 AM PDT · by AmericaUnite · 56 replies · 2,180+ views
    FrontPagMag ^ | June 30, 2006 | David Horowitz
    The NY Times points cranks, radicals, al-Qaeda operatives and would be assassins to the summer homes of Cheney and Rumsfeld - Friday, June 30, 2006 12:36 PM In an apparent retaliation for criticism of its disclosure of classified intelligence to America's enemies, the New York Times June 30th edition has printed huge color photos of the vacation residences of Vice President Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, identifying the small Maryland town where they live, showing the front driveway and in Rumsfeld's case actually pointing out the hidden security camera in case any hostile intruders should get careless: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/06/30/travel/escapes/30michaels.html Make no...
  • Several Held in Jordan Attacks Probe

    08/20/2005 9:14:05 PM PDT · by standing united · 4 replies · 341+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2005 | associated press
    AQABA, Jordan — Jordanian police rounded up several people Saturday and uncovered the launcher used by militants to fire three Katyusha (search) rockets from a hilltop warehouse the day before, narrowly missing a U.S. Navy ship docked in this Red Sea resort.
  • Fathers Bear the Brunt of Gender Bias in Family Courts

    11/14/2004 2:25:29 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 15 replies · 809+ views
    glennsacks.com ^ | November 14, 2004 | Dianna Thompson and Glenn Sacks
    The National Organization for Women's recently released Family Court Report 2002 claims that family courts are "wrought with gender bias" against women. However, the respondents to the survey upon which the report is based were not chosen at random, but were instead self-selected from among those whom NOW calls its "constituents." If one selects a survey's respondents, one can make the survey show almost anything. For this reason, these types of Self-selected Listener Opinion Polls, commonly known as SLOPs, are viewed as junk social science by serious researchers. NOW's report sounds the alarm on women's "loss of custody through gender...
  • NYT's lefty banshee dowdifies Kay Report

    02/03/2004 6:20:35 AM PST · by Brian Allen · 38 replies · 195+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | Monday February 2 2004 | Gerard Jackson
    In keeping with the it's Leninist policy of publishing all the lies fit to print, the New York Times once again let the demented Maureen Dowd out of her cage. Seething with all the rage of a deserted harridan, Dowd regaled readers not with withering wit, of which she has little, or a profound grasp of foreign affairs, of which she has none, but the Democratic lie that President Bush lied and that he is an idiot. (Readers should note that all republican presidents are either evil [Nixon] or stupid [Reagan, Bush, etc]) According to her David Kay provided "an...