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  • Joe Biden is the unwitting architect of the sex-panicked hellscape he’s now living in

    04/03/2019 1:50:43 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 47 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | April 3, 2019 | Diana Davison and Barrett Wilson
    Joe Biden made the issue of sexual assault on campus his own. He forced a new interpretation of “Title IX” onto universities that required them to investigate and dole out unfair verdicts in sexual harassment and assault accusations. Unqualified bureaucrats took the place of police, lawyers, and judges, and as a result, a rash of false allegations were championed by victim advocates who had no understanding of the law or respect for due process. It’s been almost a decade of this appalling overreach. The lawsuits on behalf of these falsely accused young men and women are still working their way...
  • Hottest, heaviest touching double star

    10/21/2015 3:19:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies ^ | 10/21/15
    Hottest, heaviest touching double star Astronomers say the two stars might be heading for catastrophe. They will likely either merge to create a single giant star or form a double black hole. This artist’s impression shows VFTS 352 — hottest and most massive double star system known to date where the two components are in contact and sharing material. Image via ESOWe know that many stars in our galaxy are in double or multiple systems, but here are two stars so close they touch. An international team of astronomers said this week (October 21, 2015) that this system – known...
  • Obamanomics: Touching lives $195,000 at a time (Hussein regime inflates job numbers w/new term)

    08/22/2010 4:13:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/10 | Rusty Weiss
    Obamanomics: Touching lives $195,000 at a timeBy Rusty Weiss Published: 2:04 PM 08/19/2010 Every time a report on the stimulus bill is released, one can almost hear the sound of ‘Yakety Sax’ playing in the background and the president’s team running around in frantic disarray. It isn’t simply the absurdity of a recent Government Accountability Report (GAO), finding that each job ‘created’ by the stimulus bill costs an average of $194,213. It’s the fundamental shell game that the administration is playing with the public regarding the numbers, a game that can only be interpreted one of two ways – either...
  • 25 years for touching Quran before washing hands

    03/06/2010 11:19:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 840+ views
    wnd ^ | 3/6/10 | staff
    In Pakistan, a Christian man was sentenced to life in prison after a neighbor with whom he had a business disagreement accused him of desecrating the Quran, and a husband and wife were jailed for 25 years for touching Islam's holy book without washing their hands. The reports came from Compass Direct News, the Center for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement and According to Compass, the life term was imposed on Imran Masih, 22, of Faisalabad after he was convicted under the nortorious Section 295-B of Pakistan's legal code, which bans "blasphemy" against Islam. The conviction was based on...
  • People suck...Mein opus

    12/14/2009 12:44:15 PM PST · by Snurple · 125 replies · 3,479+ views
    now | me
    Ive been here for about 12 years on and off (drudge exposing Monica and BJ) It seems there is so much hate on these websites...makes me feel dirty. Good luck and buh by. Hope Sarah makes it...Im convinced she is the real deal.
  • Hands-Off Plan: Schools Ban Touching To Fight H1N1

    08/31/2009 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 16 replies · 1,389+ views
    NEW YORK (CBS) ^ | Aug 31, 2009 5:53 pm US/Eastern | Jennifer McLogan
    Glen Cove District Students Urged To Have No Skin-On-Skin Contact With Swine Flu Outbreak Looming Parents Told To Provide Kids With Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Ibuprofen Reporting Jennifer McLogan NEW YORK (CBS) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 DNA test kits of the the influenza A(H1N1) or Swine Flu virus prepared by PrimerDesign Ltd are displayed at the company laboratory in Southampton on May 2, 2009. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images Close numSlides of totalImages Poll Is Glen Cove going too far in telling its students not to touch each other to fight H1N1? Related Slideshows Celebs Who Lean To The Right 2009...
  • Va. School's No-Contact Rule Is a Touchy Subject

    06/18/2007 9:24:32 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 7 replies · 601+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2007 | Maria Glod, Staff Writer
    Fairfax County middle school student Hal Beaulieu hopped up from his lunch table one day a few months ago, sat next to his girlfriend and slipped his arm around her shoulder. That landed him a trip to the school office. Among his crimes: hugging.
  • The USCCB and the “Safe Environment” Programs: Safe isn’t Safe Anymore [VIRTUS]

    05/23/2006 10:54:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 462+ views ^ | 05-23-06 | Elzabeth Schwab
    The USCCB and the “Safe Environment” Programs: Safe isn’t Safe Anymore by Elizabeth Schwab   May 23, 2006 Those who grew up in the 50s and 60s may still remember their first elementary reader about the adventures of Dick and Jane. It was a simpler world back then, and Dick and Jane were as gay as could be. Gay. They were happy, carefree. Today a quite different meaning comes to mind. Amazing, isn’t it, how that one word has changed forever. Another word undergoing a similar transformation today is the word “safe.” Suddenly there is a push for safety in all forms...
  • RYNO, RYNO, RYNO......

    06/12/2005 2:26:09 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 14 replies · 836+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 06-12-2005 | marblehead17
    We all know the courageous story of a slightly built yet determined football player named Daniel E. (Rudy) Ruettiger who overcame all odds to play in a Notre Dame varsity football game. Rudy was immortalized by Sean Astin in the 1993 movie RUDY. Well here is a story about Ryan Belflower who, against all odds, played in a high school varsity basketball game for Clovis East in Clovis, CA. And just wait to see what he did. Read the touching story HERE. Some may want to have a handkerchief handy.
  • Hilarious Kerry / Edwards spoof

    07/14/2004 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Joe Republc · 24 replies · 3,028+ views
    Just try not to laugh too loud at work... -- Joe
  • Kerry-Edwards in Love (awesome animation)

    07/09/2004 6:44:03 PM PDT · by chiller · 52 replies · 4,674+ views
    noedesign/via The Corner ^ | 7/9/04 | unknown
    I couldn't find this posted. It is waaaaaaay too rich to miss. You'll be sorry if you don't.
  • Can't keep hands off each other....caption pic..

    07/08/2004 2:57:17 PM PDT · by Dick Vomer · 43 replies · 1,750+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-8-04 | Drudge
  • Robinson ambush / The anatomy of a smear

    08/06/2003 3:10:28 AM PDT · by tdadams · 55 replies · 224+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 6, 2003 | Editorial
    We had hoped to comment this morning on the meaning of the Episcopal debate over the nomination of the Rev. Gene Robinson to be bishop of the New Hampshire diocese. Why is it happening now? What does it portend? Is the Episcopal Church, as it often has before, signaling a significant change in the social fabric of American life? That was before Robinson was ambushed, hours before the House of Bishops was to take the final vote on his nomination, by the most scurrilous smear: He was accused of linkage to a porn Web site and of inappropriately touching another...
  • Gay bishop sets off talk of Episcopal schism

    08/05/2003 10:11:20 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 6, 2003 | By Julia Duin
    <p>The Episcopal House of Bishops last night elected the denomination's first declared homosexual bishop, one day after his candidacy was threatened by accusations that he fondled a male parishioner and condoned pornography.</p> <p>By a 62-45 vote at the denomination's session in Minneapolis, the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, 56, was elected bishop of New Hampshire, provoking talk of an Episcopal schism.</p>
  • Gay U.S. Bishop Approval May Test Unity

    08/05/2003 11:04:11 PM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 232+ views
    AP | 8/06/03
    The Associated Press LONDON Aug. 5 — The U.S. Episcopal Church's confirmation of the election of a gay bishop may test the limits of the Anglican Communion's proud reputation for diversity.Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams had hoped to avoid an immediate showdown on the issue, urging both sides to refrain from any action which would threaten Anglican unity. But the church's House of Bishops ended up approving the election of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire on Tuesday after dismissing last-minute allegations involving "touching" and "pornography" against the clergyman.The approval was anathema to leaders of...
  • Gay canon's rise delayed by charge, probe of porn link

    08/05/2003 11:17:58 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 5, 03 | Julia Duin
    <p>A homosexual clergyman's election as Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire was delayed yesterday as church officials investigated his links to a homosexual youth group and charges that he sexually harassed another man. Episcopal leaders meeting in Minneapolis had been scheduled to vote to approve Canon V. Gene Robinson as the church's first openly homosexual bishop until the 11th-hour accusation by a Vermont man, who said Mr. Robinson's advances toward him at a church convention showed an "alarming weakness of character." That accusation became public the same day Episcopalians learned that Outright, a homosexual youth ministry founded by Mr. Robinson, included links to hard-core pornography on its Web site. Mr. Robinson, 56, was elected bishop by New Hampshire Episcopalians on June 7, but his selection must be ratified by a majority of clergy, laity and bishops at this week's Episcopal General Convention. Conservatives in the church have criticized the nomination of Mr. Robinson, a father of two who divorced his wife in 1987 and has had a homosexual lover for 13 years. Among accomplishments, Mr. Robinson cites his role in founding the Concord, N.H., chapter of Outright, an organization whose mission — described at — is to "create safe, positive and affirming environments for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and questioning people ages 22 and under." As late as Sunday night, the Outright site included links to a pornographic site that features explicit photos of group sex, including close-ups of genitalia. Other links available at the Outright site yesterday included a Web site describing "sexual intimacy for gay men with AIDS/HIV," another link describing "the wonderful world of lesbianism" and another named "polyamory resources," referring to the practice of one person having several mates. "This is youth ministry like you have never seen it," cyber-journalist David Virtue observed. The charges of sexual harassment against Mr. Robinson were made by David Lewis of Manchester, Vt. The Associated Press reported that Mr. Lewis told several Episcopal bishops that Mr. Robinson fondled him at a regional church gathering. "When I first encountered Gene at a Province 1 convocation a couple of years ago, he put his hands on me inappropriately every time I engaged him in conversation," said an e-mail attributed to Mr. Lewis that was widely circulated yesterday at the Episcopal convention in Minneapolis. "No gay man has ever behaved toward me this way," the e-mail said. "If I were a straight woman reporting heterosexual harassment from a straight male priest, would you hesitate to take the matter seriously? Well, I am a straight man, reporting harassment from a gay man from another diocese." Reuters news agency reported that the note also said, "My personal experience with him is he does not maintain appropriate boundaries with men. I believe this is an alarming weakness of character that alone makes Gene unsuitable for the office of bishop." Attempts to reach Mr. Lewis by telephone yesterday were unsuccessful. A staff member of the Manchester Journal confirmed that Mr. Lewis is a contributor to that Vermont weekly. Seth Bongartz, a lawyer in Manchester who told AP that he knows Mr. Lewis "fairly well," said he is married with two children and apparently training to become an Episcopal priest. The harassment accusation fell like a bomb on a gathering of thousands of Episcopal priests, laity and bishops who, along with 300 reporters, were gathered in Minneapolis for what many thought was inevitable approval of Mr. Robinson's nomination by the Episcopal House of Bishops. Bruce Mason, spokesman for the American Anglican Council, a conservative group opposing Mr. Robinson's election, said word leaked out about 1 p.m. that the vote had been postponed. "All the bishops were prepared to march in there and do their thing and then everything just blew up," he said. "We're just sitting here stunned because this has changed the picture here dramatically." The links from the homosexual youth group's Web site to explicit material had been a topic of discussion among delegates for days, he added. "Gene was holding it up as one of his proud achievements," Mr. Mason said. "Well, people started looking at [the site] and expressing concern to various bishops. I think Gene's got a lot to answer to right now." After a 45-minute executive session in the afternoon, the Rev. Frank Griswold, presiding bishop for the 2.3-million-member denomination, announced the vote would be postponed while Western Massachusetts Bishop Gordon P. Scruton conducted an investigation. It was not known whether the investigation can be completed by the time the convention ends Friday. But Mr. Robinson's backers in the New Hampshire diocese and in the homosexual advocacy group Integrity said the charges are groundless. Asked whether Mr. Robinson should withdraw until cleared, the Rev. Michael Hopkins, president of Integrity, responded, "Absolutely not," reported Episcopal News Service. All votes at General Convention must be approved by both houses. The Episcopal House of Deputies, including the dioceses of Maryland, Washington and Virginia, approved Mr. Robinson's election by a 2-to-1 margin Sunday. A total of 24 bishops — not nearly enough to mount a serious challenge — were known to oppose Mr. Robinson's nomination. The Rev. Peter Lee, Episcopal bishop of Virginia, yesterday posted a letter on the diocesan Web site,, announcing his intentions. "I am convinced of the need to respect the Diocese of New Hampshire's decision, in spite of my personal reservations and our current diocesan policy, which would not permit Canon Robinson to be ordained in Virginia," Bishop Lee said. "His consecration as a bishop does not change Virginia's policy that we believe the normative context for sexual intimacy is lifelong, heterosexual, monogamous marriage." Mr. Robinson, who would have been seated immediately in the House of Bishops, earlier told Agence France-Presse, "If the House of Bishops does not give confirmation ... my election is null and void, and I would never, ever, participate in any kind of move to be consecrated outside the canonical procedures." The conservative American Anglican Council will meet in October to decide whether to leave the church if Mr. Robinson is ordained. Bishops elsewhere in the worldwide Anglican Communion have said they may sever ties in that event. Canon David Anderson, the council's president, said he hoped Mr. Robinson would be rejected regardless of the accusations.</p>
  • Bishop-elect cleared of allegations

    08/05/2003 11:19:29 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 178 replies · 381+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/5/03
    MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 5 — The clergyman seeking to become the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church has been cleared of 11th-hour allegations, church sources have confirmed, NBC News’ Jim Avila reported Tuesday afternoon. The vote by bishops to confirm the elevation of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, which had been postponed Monday for an investigation into the surprise allegations, was rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
  • Episcopal Church Ends Probe of Gay Bishop-Elect; Vote Set for Later Today

    08/05/2003 11:18:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 222+ views
    Episcopal Church Ends Probe of Gay Bishop-Elect Tue August 5, 2003 01:58 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. Episcopal leaders have ended an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the church's first openly gay bishop-elect, and will vote on his ratification later on Tuesday, the church's presiding bishop said. The allegations surfaced at the last minute on Monday as the bishops were set to ratify the Rev. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire and forced a delay in the vote. The vote will now take place following a report on the investigation at 3:30 p.m. EDT, presiding Bishop Frank...
  • Gay canon's rise delayed by charge, probe of porn link

    08/04/2003 11:32:32 PM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 129+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/05/03 | Julia Duin
    <p>A homosexual clergyman's election as Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire was delayed yesterday as church officials investigated his links to a homosexual youth group and charges that he sexually harassed another man.</p> <p>Episcopal leaders meeting in Minneapolis had been scheduled to vote to approve Canon V. Gene Robinson as the church's first openly homosexual bishop until the 11th-hour accusation by a Vermont man, who said Mr. Robinson's advances toward him at a church convention showed an "alarming weakness of character."</p>
  • Email on 'sex abuse' halts vote for gay bishop

    08/04/2003 10:37:03 PM PDT · by knak · 4 replies · 122+ views
    telegraph ^ | 8/5/03
    The American Anglican Church was in disarray last night after it postponed a vote to confirm Anglicanism's first actively homosexual bishop. The much-heralded vote on whether to endorse Canon Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire was suspended hours before it was due to take place. The delay followed reports linking Canon Robinson with inappropriate sexual behaviour. A church spokesman said the vote would be postponed for at least 24 hours. Canon Robinson, a 56-year-old father of two, divorced his wife and has lived with his male partner for 13 years while assistant to the Bishop of New Hampshire. The...