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  • THANK GOD! Professor Smacked Down For Trying To Ban Thanking God At Graduation

    05/08/2014 5:28:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | may 6, 2014 | eric owens
    An analytic chemistry professor at public, taxpayer-funded East Carolina University (ECU) has failed miserably in his bizarre effort to prevent students from thanking God in personal statements, which will be read during a departmental graduation ceremony on Friday. The professor, Eli Hvastkovs, explicitly banned students from giving any credit to God in an email obtained by Campus Reform. He ordered students to “provide me something written in the third person” in a personal statement that discusses future plans or “thanks someone.” However, Hvastkovs wrote: You can’t thank God. I’m sorry about this — and I don’t want to have to outline the reasons...
  • Professor bans students from thanking God in graduation statements

    05/05/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    A professor at a public university in North Carolina forbade his students from thanking God in personal statements that will be delivered during their departmental graduation ceremony on Friday. In an email obtained by Campus Reform, Assistant Professor Eli Hvastkovs, who teaches chemistry at East Carolina University (ECU), instructed his students to prepare a “family friendly” 35­ word personal statement that mentions future plans or “thanks someone.” The students, however, were explicitly forbidden from thanking God. “I've had some submissions that needed to be edited. so [sic] here are some guidelines,” the email reads. “1. You can't thank God. I'm...
  • Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)

    09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4,108 replies
    U.S. senate, via CSPAN-2 ^ | September 24, 2013 | CSPAN-2
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  • McCain: Shouting 'Allahu Akhbar!' Same as Christians Shouting 'Thank God!'

    09/03/2013 7:57:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 117 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/3/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was Islamaphobic because he said that Syrian opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition. “I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said. McCain responded: “Would you have a problem with an American or Christians saying ‘thank God? Thank God?’” He added, “That’s what they’re saying. Come on! Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates and I guarantee you they are moderates.” McCain provided no evidence to suggest that Syrian opposition...
  • Anti-Religion Group Blasts Teen Valedictorian’s Prayer

    06/07/2013 5:50:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation blasted what it called the “open defiance” of a valedictorian who delivered The Lord’s Prayer during a high school graduation ceremony last Saturday in South Carolina. Roy Costner, a senior at Liberty High School in Pickens, created national attention when he ripped up his pre-approved graduation speech and instead led the crowd in a recitation of The Lord’s Prayer. A video of the speech was posted on YouTube and has since gone viral. It shows the 18-year-old setting aside his speech. “I think most of you will understand when I say, ‘Our Father, who art...
  • High School Track Team Disqualified When Runner Gestures Thanks to God

    05/03/2013 4:53:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breit bart Big Government ^ | 5/3/13 | Alexander Marlow
    The Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals had won the 4x100-meter relay--by seven yards, no less--and had a shot at the state championship. That was until Junior sprinter Derrick Hayes pointed to the sky. Hayes´s father, K.C., said that his son made a gesture of thanks to God, but raising a hand to the sky is considered excessive celebration according to the state scholastic rules. And with that, the team was disqualified.
  • Fox ends contracts of Gingrich, Santorum

    05/05/2011 2:52:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | May 05, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Fox News has terminated its contracts with former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senator Rick Santorum after the deadline for them to decide on presidential bids passed on May 1, a source familiar with the move told POLITICO. Fox suspended the two contributors in early March and stopped paying them as they mulled presidential runs, but left them the option of returning to the network. The contracts' end marks another sign that Gingrich, who has repeatedly delayed his decision citing business obligations, is in the race -- though he dropped out of tonight's Fox debate. The network may also intensify...
  • BP Says 'Static Kill' on Gulf Well Is Successful

    08/04/2010 1:00:42 AM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published August 04, 2010 | NewsCore
    The "static kill" procedure to permanently plug the runaway oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico achieved the "desired outcome," BP said Wednesday. "The well pressure is now being controlled by the hydrostatic pressure of the drilling mud, the desired outcome of the static kill procedure," the company said in a statement. The British oil giant described the news as a "significant milestone."
  • Jeff Head Update for 4/29/10

    04/29/2010 5:31:17 AM PDT · by Gail_Head · 188 replies · 2,455+ views
    4/29/10 | Gail Head
    I have no idea if I'm doing this right, so I hope somebody can fix whatever I mess up. I am so sorry for not posting sooner, but the last couple of days have been a blur. The surgery on Tuesday didn't actually start until noon even though we signed in at 7:30 am and they took Jeff to the OR around 10:30. We got our final report at 10 pm. By 11:00 pm I was able to go to his room in the ICU. He did very well during the surgery. Coming out of the anesthesia was a little...
  • CAROLINE KENNEDY ENDS SENATE SEAT BID

    01/21/2009 4:02:28 PM PST · by kregger1 · 183 replies · 7,767+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2009 | Fredric Dicker
    Caroline Kennedy has told Gov. Paterson that she is withdrawing her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, The Post has learned.
  • Newsweek May Stop Weekly Circulation

    01/17/2009 6:24:05 PM PST · by melt · 76 replies · 2,195+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 1/17/09 | Newsmax
    Battered by a one-two punch of declining readership and ad pages, Newsweek magazine is getting an extreme makeover this year that will include a large circulation reduction, deep cuts in operating costs, and a new effort to attract advertisers by concentrating on an elite audience. According to The New York Times, executives at Newsweek say the retooled magazine will focus on being a "thought leader" that focuses on telling readers how to think about news, rather than telling people what happened in the last week. The plan, similar to the editorial outlook espoused by The Economist magazine, is aimed at...
  • Huckabee Broke

    01/21/2008 9:26:58 PM PST · by keepitreal · 56 replies · 1,058+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 22, 2008 | The Prowler
    Less than a month after a huge upset victory, and promises that fundraising would be ramped up, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is asking his senior staff to keep working for him without pay, while lower level campaign staff are seeing their salaries cut dramatically or eliminated altogether. "The goal is to get a leaner, meaner campaign structure moving into Super Tuesday," says a senior campaign adviser. But many of those being asked to take the cut are refusing, and walking away, leaving the campaign with holes to fill.
  • Saved By Revolt ("In Handing the President His Hat, His Party Did Him a Service")

    03/10/2006 12:13:44 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 152 replies · 2,543+ views
    New York Post ^ | 03/10/2006 | John Podhoretz
    March 10, 2006 -- DUBYA'S LUCKY LOSS ON PORTS GEORGE Bush's enemies are excited. The Dubai ports deal is dead. The president had said he would veto any attempt by Congress to block it - but a House committee vote Wednesday with the insanely lopsided margin of 62-2 hollowed out his threat and left its husk to rot. (The Dubai company sure doesn't see much hope: It announced yesterday that it will sell off its U.S. port work.) Surely, his enemies say, this is curtains for Bush. Republicans are fleeing from him, he can't keep his troops in line -...
  • The Best President America Never Had

    07/29/2005 10:12:02 PM PDT · by mark_interrupted · 157 replies · 2,867+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Jul 29, 2005 | Charles Cutter
    Americans have not yet begun to pay the price for the Bush presidency. The global ramifications of his foreign policy, the long-term impact of his budgetary excesses, our depleted military, the ongoing erosion of civil liberties and church/state separation, the unprecedented acquiescence to corporate power…all these factors, and more, will dictate the course of this nation for decades to come. Had Al Gore assumed the presidency in 2001, he would have confronted the same challenges - a nation, and world, simmering in a mix of cultural/religious extremism and declining resources. Realistically speaking, Mr. Gore could probably not have solved any...
  • Al Gore: 'I Won't Ever Be a Candidate'

    07/25/2005 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 85 replies · 1,667+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/25/05 | Limbacher
    "I don't expect to ever be a candidate again," said Al Gore, who is about to be reincarnated as a media mogul with the launch of his new cable and satellite channel, Current TV. "I think of myself as a recovering politician, and I'm on about Step 9," he told the New York Times in an interview. "I've not reached the point in my life where I would say there's zero percent chance. But I truly don't expect it." Asked how he might respond if someone asked him what he does for a living, Gore replied that he'd say: "I...
  • Conference to Address Issues at Heart of Terri Schiavo Case (Ap 7 and 9 in D.C.)

    04/05/2005 12:58:57 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 18 replies · 974+ views
    Rick Scarborough, temporary chairman of the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration (organizer of the conference Confronting The Judicial War On Faith – April 7-8 in Washington, DC) offered his heartfelt thanks to Congress and President Bush for passing emergency legislation to save the life of Terri Schiavo. "Thank God we have a Congress and president who care enough about a life imperiled to intervene in this case," Scarborough commented. "Like the 1960s, when state courts ignored clear-cut violations of civil rights, federal intervention is necessary. The legislation that passed in the early hours of this morning will facilitate that." Scarborough...
  • Thank GOD Thread!

    11/03/2004 12:56:14 PM PST · by factmart · 90 replies · 1,497+ views
    It's time to Thank GOD, For Helping his servant President Bush. I mean really Thank GOD. "No weapon formed against you shall prosper." Please Honor The LORD In this thread!
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic

    11/03/2004 11:01:47 AM PST · by bigeasy_70118 · 41 replies · 2,599+ views
    http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/bathymn.html ^ | Sometime in the 1860s | Julia Ward Howe
    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored, He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword His truth is marching on. Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on. I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps His day is marching on. Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory!...
  • Public smoking may be snuffed (Georgia)

    02/10/2004 4:08:26 AM PST · by beaureguard · 51 replies · 879+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Published on: 02/09/04 | By CLINT WILLIAMS
    With nearly half the state Senate signing on as sponsors, a bill being introduced today in the General Assembly seems to put the Peach State on the path to join California, Florida and others in enacting a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants and other public places. Anti-smoking bills have failed in Georgia since the first attempt in 1995. But with 25 of the Senate's 56 members as co-sponsors — and with many communities having enacted or contemplating smoking bans — state Sen. Don Thomas (R-Dalton) likes the odds. "The momentum is going in our direction," said Thomas, a family...
  • Recall candidates begin final day of campaigning

    10/06/2003 10:50:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 180+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10-6/03 | Don Thompson - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger struggled to put sexual harassment allegations behind him Monday as a new poll indicated some voters were having second thoughts about recalling Gov. Gray Davis.</p> <p>"The campaign is not losing momentum," Schwarzenegger spokesman Karen Hanretty told CBS' "The Early Show." A four-day bus tour of the state that Schwarzenegger concluded in Sacramento on Sunday had drawn thousands of enthusiastic supporters.</p>
  • Frist to seek rules change to end filibusters on judges

    05/08/2003 11:20:48 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 163 replies · 406+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/9/2003 | By Charles Hurt
    <p>Republicans plan to begin the process today of using their so-called "nuclear option" to end the Democratic filibusters of judicial nominees by changing Senate rules governing how many votes are required to break such blockades. Top Stories • Bush sees Mideast free-trade • Lawmakers to investigate District's salaries • Saddam's regime may face trial in Iraq • Probe of French passports sought • Black leaders say rift exists with immigrants • 'Quiet' efforts credited for stability in oil rates • Ramsey 'here for the long haul'</p>
  • DFU SONG: Dances with Wolves (I love my country) 8-22-02

    08/22/2002 9:56:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies · 393+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 8-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - DANCES WITH WOLVES I thank God that I am here…I am grateful This is my country…land that I love We have been blessed by God from above Though it's old-fashioned…when flags pass by I'm overcome…I wipe my eyes I love America…celebrate America I love America…freedom is America I love America…celebrate America I love America…freedom is America When the others are too frightened…we must lead the way We give hope to huddled masses for a brighter day This is my country…land of my birth It is the greatest…country on earth Though it's old-fashioned…when flags pass by I'm overcome…I...