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  • Billy Graham: Pastor to Presidents

    02/21/2018 7:08:30 AM PST · by oxcart · 35 replies
    Billy Graham has often said, “Whether the story of Christ is told in a huge stadium, across the desk of a powerful leader, or shared with a golfing companion, it satisfies a common hunger. All over the world, whenever I meet people face-to-face, I am made aware of this personal need among the famous and successful, as well as the lonely and obscure.” Every U.S. President since World War II has met with Billy Graham. Both Johnson and Nixon, the two who probably sought him the most, offered him high positions in government — which he quickly and politely refused....
  • A Very Special Man': Trump, Pence, Bush React to Billy Graham's Passing

    02/21/2018 7:42:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/21/2018
    President Donald Trump paid tribute to iconic Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, who passed away Wednesday at age 99 at his home in Montreat, N.C. Trump took to Twitter to call Graham a great and very special man who will be missed by people of all faiths. The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018 Graham, whose worldwide crusades and role as adviser to decades of U.S. presidents made him one of the best known religious...
  • The Preacher Who Walked With Presidents

    02/21/2018 1:28:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | David Stokes
    Fifty years ago, in the wake of the hard-fought 1968 presidential election, the nation faced what many assumed would be a turbulent transition. But it did not turn out that way. Whatever happened later, the country moved from what had been one of the most divisive campaigns in our history, to a comparatively calm and remarkably orderly (considering the times) transfer of power. This was due, in large part, to the combined and concerted efforts of two savvy politicians and a preacher. His name is Billy Graham, and he was born just four days before the guns fell silent ending...
  • FReeper GladesGuru has passed

    02/07/2018 7:51:56 AM PST · by Carry_Okie · 89 replies
    Vanity | 2/7/18 | Mark Vande Pol
    I have an important announcement of interest to long-time FReepers: FReeper GladesGuru, ecologist, and private property advocate, has died from complications due to prostate cancer. He was 75. Jan (pronounced “Yan”) Jacobson was a man of acerbic wit who could cut to the bottom line with a merciless precision. Pity the bureaucrat or academic peddling questionable “facts” under his scrutiny. His passion was wildlife biology and its relation to habitat. For over thirty years, he was Director of the Everglades Institute, a private parcel within the Big Cypress National Preserve, immediately adjacent to Everglades National Park. The parcel is unusual...
  • We Have Lost a Friend

    01/04/2018 10:31:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- My friend and colleague Donald Rieck, president of The American Spectator Foundation, died late last week in an automobile accident. He leaves two charming and very young children. He also leaves many friends throughout the conservative movement and shocked colleagues at The American Spectator. He was 50 years old. Don was, as Roger Kaplan chronicled in his Spectator obituary: "A force to be reckoned with. Burly, direct, always busy, he was the kind of man who let you know he wanted whatever he asked for yesterday, even if he had not mentioned it to you yet, and yet...
  • Loving God with Our MINDS---a Tribute to the Late R. C. Sproul

    12/21/2017 6:20:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    The greatest command, said Jesus, is that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Sometimes missing today among many professing Christians is the emphasis on the mind.A great evangelical theologian died December 14, 2017, R. C. Sproul (rhymes with role), the founder of Ligonier Ministries. And I think he exemplifies the notion of loving God with our mind, as well as our other faculties. Even his radio program was called “Renewing Your Mind with R. C. Sproul.”Sometimes one gets the impression that the more religious you are, the less likely you are to be educated. But...
  • Fans boo kneeling New Orleans Saints players during tribute to fallen NOPD officer

    10/15/2017 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 10/15/17 | Amos Morale III
    Fans booed New Orleans Saints players who knelt before the presentation of the American flag and the singing of the national anthem Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The boos rang down during a moment of silence for fallen NOPD officer Marcus McNeil, who was killed in the line of duty Friday. The fans cheered when the players stood before the anthem, which was performed by former Saintsation Deri Tucker. Sunday's game vs. the Lions was the Saints' first at the Dome since President Trump weighed in on protesting NFL players during a campaign rally in Alabama last month. Officer Marcus...
  • WATCH: Country Singer Eric Church's Emotional Song in Honor of the Vegas Victims

    10/06/2017 7:00:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    An emotional Eric Church broke down in tears while preforming a brand new song at the Grand Ole Opry, in honor of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre this past weekend.Church preformed last Friday night at the same Harvest Music Festival that deranged gunman Stephen Paddock targeted on Sunday night, killing 59 people and wounding hundreds. “That night something broke in me,” said Church, “And the only way I’ve ever fixed anything that’s been broken in me is with music.” Church describes in detail his concert on Friday night. Towards the end of the concert, he walked around the...
  • MA Representative won't join moment of silence for Vegas

    10/02/2017 8:36:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 47 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/2/17 | Bos Herald
    Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton says he will not participate in a moment of silence on the House floor after 50 people were killed in Las Vegas and more than 400 others were sent to area hospitals in the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The Democratic congressman, along with his Bay State colleague Katherine Clark, also did not participate in a moment of silence after a mass shooting in Orlando claimed the lives of 49 people in June 2016. The two joined other Democratic representatives to walk out on the moment of silence in a protest over a lack...
  • The Eagles Turn Classic West Into A Powerful Memorial For Glenn Frey

    07/16/2017 12:00:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 16, 2017 | Steve Baltin
    When the Classic West and East, two two-day concerts in Los Angeles and New York headlined by the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, were announced earlier this year, comparisons to last year’s wildly successful Desert Trip were immediate and inevitable. Like that once in a lifetime bill bringing together six iconic acts of one era, Classic West and East featured six bands from one era, in this case the ‘70s, joining together for a special bill. That is really where the comparisons end though. Unlike Desert Trip, which was much more about the event, night one of Classic West, held at...
  • In Praise of Adam West

    06/12/2017 4:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2017 | Tom Tradup
    At precisely 7:30PM Eastern time on Wednesday, January 12, 1966, “Commissioner Gordon” (onetime Saturday matinee idol Neil Hamilton)—surrounded by uniformed Gotham City police and elected officials—carefully lifted the plexiglass cover off a glowing red telephone in his office. Looking around the room, he solemnly declared: “I don’t know who he is behind that mask of his. But I do know when we need him. And we need him…now!” Of course the person on the other end of that call on the Batphone was actor Adam West, about to step into television history as star of the iconic 1960’s series Batman....
  • Manchester terror attack: How to change your Facebook profile picture to pay tribute to victims

    05/23/2017 8:15:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Nottingham Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | Natalie Fahy
    Facebook users around the UK - and the world - are showing their solidarity with the people of Manchester by updating their profile picture. The site is encouraging users of the social media site to add a Union flag in the shape of a heart with the word 'Manchester' on the bottom.
  • Remembering Kate O’Beirne

    04/23/2017 10:00:42 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/24/17 | JOHN O'SULLIVAN Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446987/kate-obeirne-rip
    When the late Robert Bork was received into the Catholic Church only a few years ago, his two godparents were Kate O’Beirne and me. He was amused enough by this to say to Kate that he felt that he was becoming an Irish Catholic rather than a Roman Catholic. “Beware the sin of pride, Bob,” responded Kate. Almost everyone who knew Kate from National Review, the Heritage Foundation, the Washington media world she all-too-briefly dazzled, or in her earlier life as an Army wife and lawyer, can tell some such story of her quick spontaneous wit and engaging laugh. If...
  • RIP Don Rickles: Mr. Anti-PC Comedy, You Will Be Missed (Here's a Cookie!)

    04/08/2017 4:29:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Don Rickles has died. I pray that his tribe increases. Mr. Comedy was so refreshingly anti-politically correct (PC). We need that, desperately. If he were a budding comedian in this day and age, his career would have died after one day on the stage. Imagine the SJWs crawling all over the stage and pushing this doddering grandpa off… for good! Rickles knew how to rib everyone and touch the hot-button issues. But he wasn’t vulgar or mean-spirited. He wasn’t a jerk. Here were some of his best lines: On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno: “You’re Chinese? That’s what they...
  • Nat Hentoff

    01/08/2017 6:10:20 PM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    New York Sun ^ | January 8, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    The death of the journalist Nat Hentoff, who slipped away Saturday at 91, takes one of America’s greatest tribunes of the Constitution at one of its hours of maximum peril. Hentoff rose to fame as a jazz critic of for the Village Voice. We tend to think it was no coincidence that his love of jazz, which toppled musical conventions, throbbed in the same heart that led him to challenge so many political conventions, particularly, though not exclusively, the political correctness of the Left. How we will need newspapermen like Hentoff in the years ahead...
  • Nat Hentoff, the last honest liberal

    01/08/2017 5:22:13 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 12 replies
    The columnist has championed a woman rejected from law school for being white. He has defended a police chaplain fired for saying "fag," and been shouted down by pro-choice feminists at a pro-life rally. He's quoted approvingly a charter school founder saying that only when racial categorization is stopped can there be "true equal protection of the laws." And he quit the ACLU in protest of their position against revealing the results of HIV tests on newborns. By the way, he's a life-long leftist who has written for the Village Voice since the 1960s. He's Nat Hentoff. And with virtually...
  • TCM Remembers Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016)

    12/31/2016 3:32:20 AM PST · by Bratch · 22 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | December 30, 2016 | TCM press release
    TCM Remembers Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016) Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to Debbie Reynolds on Friday, January 27 with the following festival of films. This program will replace the previously scheduled movies for that day so please take note.  The new schedule for Friday, January 27 will be:  6:00 AM It Started With A Kiss (1959) 7:45 AM Bundle of Joy (1956) 9:30 AM How the West Was Won (1962) 12:30 PM The Tender Trap (1955) 2:30 PM Hit The Deck (1955) 4:30 PM I Love Melvin (1953) 6:00 PM Singin' In the Rain (1952) 8:00 PM The Unsinkable Molly Brown...
  • Thank You, Professor Sowell

    12/28/2016 4:21:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    I first read Thomas Sowell in college -- no thanks to my college. At the majority of America's institutions of "higher learning," reading Thomas Sowell was a subversive act in the early 1990s when I was a student. It remains so today. Why? Because the prolific libertarian economist's vast body of work is a clarion rejection of all the liberal intelligentsia hold dear. Among the left's most corrosive ideas is the concept of perpetual and permanent racial victimhood, which social engineers pretend to rectify through federally mandated, taxpayer-subsidized preferential policies. Sowell's groundbreaking academic analyses of these programs in the...
  • Slain deputy mourned — even by those he arrested (Good man, good read)

    10/06/2016 1:07:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Joseph Serna, Nicole Santa Cruz
    A day after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed during a burglary call, mourners gathered Thursday at the Lancaster sheriff’s station to pay their respects to a lawman whom one resident described as “one of the good ones.” Just before 8 a.m., Bishop Vaughn stopped at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to offer prayers for the fallen sergeant. His first encounter with Owen wasn’t ideal. It was about eight years ago and the sergeant arrested him. "That's how long we've been together, partners," Owen said. "He brought me a long way." Vaughn now stays at a...
  • Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016

    09/20/2016 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Andy Schlafly
    Editor's Note: This piece was written by Phyllis Schlafly's son Andy.Phyllis Schlafly was with us a glorious 92 years, and active in politics for more than 70 of them. It is difficult to identify any issue that she was not on the right side of, typically years or decades before others rallied beside her. She wrote or spoke out on nearly every controversial American political matter, and the conservative movement today is based largely on work that she did five, ten, twenty, and even sixty years ago. Though we grieve her passing, she leaves us with a legacy that will...