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  • Heaven Has Arrived

    10/21/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Leaning on his cane, the old boy walked out his front door, took in the morning light, and was surprised. That's when the realization hit him: The weather's turned. It's cool. He felt it, but couldn't quite believe it, not at first. It had been a light summer this year, with plenty of rain and cooling breezes. It hadn't been unbearable, like some he had known. But still it had been summer in these latitudes: hot. And now... Fall had taken him by surprise. It shouldn't have. It happens every year. And every year it still surprises him. The suddenness...
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • You betcha: Sarah Palin returns to Washington in the name of traditional values

    09/20/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Well, this ought to whet the appetites of certain journalists. Sarah Palin is among the confirmed speakers for the ninth annual Values Voters Summit next week in the nation’s capital.</p>
  • The Death of Values

    09/08/2014 4:16:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/8/14 | Steve Berman
    One day I parked my car on the street outside a very nice restaurant in Milan, Italy, when a man came up to me and said something in Italian, which I conveniently do not speak.  The man wanted the equivalent of $5 to watch my car.  I told my Italian translator I respectfully declined (“Hell, no!”).  He clarified: pay the man $5 or something would happen to my car while we ate.  I paid.  That’s a shakedown.  I know one when I see it. In more than 100 cities, fast food workers have run a play from Saul Ailinsky’s Rules...
  • The Value of Work and Labor Day

    08/28/2014 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 per...
  • Onward Christian Soliders? Not Likely

    08/27/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | August 27, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    George Tate George Tate was in the US Army in World War II. He served in a unit that was establishing communication lines across the Himalayas.George’s son, Sid is a parishioner, he said about his Dad, “His plane was riddled with enemy gunfire going in, and as I understand it his job was conducted in an active combat zone. He received the Bronze Star, which was the military’s 4th highest award: Awarded to ‘any person whom while serving in with the United States military after 6 December 1941, that distinguished himself or herself apart from his or her comrades...
  • E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed

    08/25/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Michael Brown was a college-bound, black teenager who no longer has an opportunity to forge a future he could be proud of. He is dead, allegedly killed execution style after a confrontation with a policeman. Darren Wilson is a white police officer, who after six years of blemish-free service to his community, used deadly force to allegedly defend himself in an escalating confrontation with an unarmed teenager. Do you know which version is closer to the truth? The search for justice is always difficult. In the rush for judgment in Ferguson, Missouri, it has become all but impossible. As coverage...
  • Clouded Judgment

    08/21/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    What caused the terrible world war that began 100 years ago this month? The answer is complicated. Economic trends and social oozes certainly had a big role. Man-centered pride rather than God-centered humility ran rampant among both leaders and followers, with some church hierarchs looking to “progress” rather than Christ for salvation. But many of us were struck in the late 1990s by the irresponsibility of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich in putting their personal urges ahead of the national interest, and a parallel problem emerged a century ago. Yes, early versions of Monica Lewinsky occupied the minds of many...
  • Big Government Equals Big Beatings

    08/20/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    The events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, represent why every single black American should, without equivocation, reject the big government view of America. Without doubt, the savior of the African American community will not be any government, neither local nor state nor federal, nor will that savior be anyone within that particular government who shares our pigmentation. In truth, big government is the primary cause of the psychological scars and emotional pain so deeply rooted within the African American community today. History is clear on this point. It was big government that allowed slavery to exist in this nation until we...
  • Proper response to Michael Brown incident

    08/15/2014 4:47:40 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 22 replies
    News | 15 August 2014 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The proper response to someone being killed is to go through our establish legal system. If a student my son knows were to be killed by the police in the town where they attend school (the police there are VERY rough), we would NOT allow our son to hit the streets in protest no matter what. And, we would not join him in that protest. We would not allow him to tear up someone else's property because he was angry about the death and neither would we as parents. So, what is wrong with this picture? The people involved in...
  • Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt

    08/11/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    Momastery ^ | August 11, 2014 | Glennon Doyle Melton
    “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” ― Thoreau So why not just laugh now? – G “If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?” — Unknown Recently I posted a picture of myself in my kitchen, and I immediately started receiving generous messages from people wanting to help me “update” it. Along with their messages came pictures of how my kitchen could look, if I’d just put some effort and money into it. I’ve always loved my kitchen, but after seeing those...
  • Islamic Values vs. Judeo-Christian Values

    06/26/2014 5:54:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/26/2014 | Islamic Values vs. Judeo-Christian Values
    My dear friend Ali Sina mentioned in his most recent article that a Muslim professor, Hossein Askari, believes that Western nations lead the World in “Islamic values” and that most Muslim nations practice the least Islamic values. I have heard such nonsense before from some Muslims, some of whom were my relatives. I will never forget the strange look on my Christian American husband’s face when an elderly Muslim man visiting from Egypt told him: “You are such a fine young man, you have the character of a true Muslim.” It is not unusual for Muslims to describe non-Muslims whom...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • My Granny's Advice for America (Part 2)

    05/06/2014 1:44:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    A year ago, I wrote a two-part series titled "My Mom's Advice for America." There's no better time than now -- between my mother's 93rd birthday (May 4) and Mother's Day (May 11) -- to talk about her mother's advice, which my mother recorded in her autobiography, "Acts of Kindness: My Story." Last week, I started by echoing what my mom said about my grandmother's family values. Both of their models still stand as beacons of light, pointing the way America and American families need to go. Here's a little more from my mom's autobiography about Granny's sacrifices for family,...
  • GOVERNMENT SCHOOL "INDOCTRINATION" CENTERS

    05/02/2014 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 33 replies
    Vanity | 5/2/2014 | Dick Bachert
    This is especially for you parents who have your most precious possessions (your KIDS) in government schools and then scrimp and save to send them to allegedly top notch colleges and universities.  This radical leftist pictured below is the poster girl for the vast majority of those who "teach" (read that "indoctrinate") in those places.  Many of us have understood their intentions for a long time.  The left has now grown so bold that they no longer must conceal their takeover of the educational system here.  Then you are puzzled when your kids come out hating you and the values...
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    03/04/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: "Hate the sin, love the sinner." Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the "religious freedom bill" passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the bill of same-sex marriage, or even homosexuals, most people believe same-sex marriage and homosexuals were the targets of the proposed law. Proponents asserted Senate Bill 1062 was written to protect the "free exercise of religion" for businesses and their employees. U.S. citizens already enjoy that protection under the First Amendment, but the bill's backers believed that further protections...
  • A Little Help for Sister Darla

    03/01/2014 6:22:42 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/1/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    My patriot sister, Tea Party leader and conservative Darla Dawald, is running for Arizona State Representative in LD 8. I met Darla a few years ago when we traveled together on Tea Party Express national bus tours. A featured speaker at the rallies, Darla always inspired the crowds with her message: preserve freedom, constitutional principles, God, family, and country. Darla is a fearless, courageous, and a true patriot, folks. Thus the reason I call her sister.
  • TOUGH TIMES AHEAD FOR U.S. CHRISTIANS

    02/17/2014 6:08:24 AM PST · by shortstop · 51 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/17/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Being Christian in America increasingly means something very different from what it has meant previously in our nation’s history. As the culture and its values change, so too does the position once held by the teachings of traditional, Bible-based Christianity. Simply put, the Christian values once applauded by this society are increasingly being attacked by this society, and that growing antagonism extends not just to the values, but to the people who ascribe to them. Bible-based Christians should be aware of that attitudinal shift, and of the adversity and persecution which will accompany it. American society and traditional Christianity have...
  • Russian president Putin defends Christian culture, Western values, condemns political correctness

    01/31/2014 12:11:49 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2013 | DivineSolja
    VIDEO: Russian president Putin defends Christian culture, Western values, condemns political correctness
  • Either Kluwe Or Priefer Is A Liar

    01/03/2014 7:01:28 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 45 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Presss ^ | January 3, 2014 | Bob Sansevere
    Among the distressing things to come out of Chris Kluwe’s blistering attack on three of his former bosses is this: Somebody is a liar. Kluwe wrote a scathing piece Thursday for Deadspin.com in which he called Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier “cowards” and skewered special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, describing him as “a bigot.” Kluwe is convinced he lost his punting job with the Vikings because he was outspoken in his support of gay marriage, and his vitriol toward Spielman, Frazier and Priefer come from that. He really unloaded on Priefer, saying that “if...
  • Scott Walker: How to win the Obama-Walker voters

    11/21/2013 5:39:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-21-13 | Scott Walker
    If conservative principles are the problem, then why are so many Republicans in office who campaigned on them? In the wake of the 2012 elections, Republicans are being warned once again that they need to compromise their principles to win at the ballot box. That the only way to win the center is to move to the center. If this were true, Barack Obama would not be president today—and I would not be governor of Wisconsin. When I was first elected as Milwaukee County Executive in 2002, pundits said it was a fluke—a Republican elected in a heavily Democratic district...
  • Watch Out, Your Character Is Showing

    11/13/2013 6:22:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Character is what you do when no one is watching." It's a bit of a trite saying, attributed to coaches, motivational speakers and fortune cookie writers (by the way, whose idea was it to replace fortune cookie predictions with treacly aphorisms from the "Successories" reject pile?). Still, the expression's popularity illustrates the power of the idea behind it. Character is what you do when the only controlling authority is your conscience. Because young people do not yet have fully formed characters, they often need incentives beyond exhortations to do the right thing. That's one reason most parents reward good behavior...
  • What If They Gave a Shutdown and No One Cared?

    10/21/2013 3:34:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The shutdown/debt limit imbroglio wasn’t a defeat. Defeats leave the losers feeling defeated. But the designated losers, the conservative base of the GOP – which, more accurately, now is the GOP – is more eager and excited than it has been in a long time. Why? Someone fought. Finally. Sure, we didn’t win the repeal of Obamacare. The only people talking about actually repealing Obamacare as a direct result of the tactical moves of recent weeks were the doddering dinosaurs and their media accomplices trying to put out the notion that Ted Cruz and his band of merry marauders had...
  • Ted Cruz at Values Voter Summit

    10/11/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube ^ | 11/11/2013 | The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube
    Complete remarks by Ted Cruz, October 10, 2013:
  • Quebec Kippah Ban Stokes Controversy in Ethnic 'Tapestry' Canada

    09/22/2013 1:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Quebec’s separatist government is betting on broad popular support with a proposal that prohibits public workers from wearing headscarves, skullcaps and other religious symbols, yet it is dividing the movement that advocates independence from Canada. The proposal, unveiled by the ruling Parti Quebecois last week, plays with the explosive issue of minority rights in a part of Canada, a country that prides itself as being a tapestry of immigrants rather than a U.S.-style melting pot. The government’s proposed Charter of Quebec Values would ban teachers, doctors and other public workers from wearing highly visible religious symbols, including yarmulkes, headscarves and...
  • New York subway delayed by kittens [In a city where thousands of babies are aborted]

    08/30/2013 4:33:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Grist ^ | 8/29/13 | Jess Zimmerman
    The B and Q lines in Brooklyn were unexpectedly delayed today, but frustrated commuters might be mollified to know it was because of kitties. A pair of runaway kittens were cavorting on the tracks, and the MTA had to turn off the third rail so officers could chase them down. For once, a listicle of cat photos might actually constitute news coverage! After the two kittens were spotted on the tracks near the Church Avenue station in Brooklyn at 11:06 a.m., the MTA shut off power to the third rail on a section of the subway’s Brighton Line, suspending regular...
  • A Minority View

    08/28/2013 3:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training." This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit. Let's look at it. Ideas such as equity and equal opportunity, while having high emotional value, are vacuous analytical concepts. For example, I've asked students whether they...
  • “Stand Your Ground” Critics Personify European Pacifism, Not American Values

    07/24/2013 9:41:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The legal concept of standing one’s ground against deadly force has been a part of American culture since our founding as a nation; and has been an explicit component of our country’s law for more than 100 years. An individual’s right to possess a firearm to defend one’s self is guaranteed unequivocally in the Second Amendment to our Constitution. And, in the case known as Beard v. United States, the Supreme Court in 1895 ruled that a person facing a violent assault may repel that action by force, including deadly force, without first “retreating.” This century-old legal precedent defined what...
  • Nielson Sweeps going on: A good time for boycotts and contacting advertisers (vanity)

    Here's a great opportunity for us to speak up for Christian values. Nielson's sweeps are running right now until July 24. Boycotting programs and contacting the news media and show advertisers will force people to consider what God says. We know what the Bible says about how the world will go in the last days, but we are also still called to make disciples of all nations and speak out about what's right. If anyone would like to speak out about the news media, here are advertisers from last night's ABC World News: Alleve Caltrate Celebrex Nexium Ocuvite Listerine Xeljanz...
  • The Damage Bernanke Has Done To Every Major Asset Class Since May 22

    06/25/2013 8:18:40 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    Buainess Insider ^ | 6-25-2013 | Matthew Boesler
    The Damage Bernanke Has Done To Every Major Asset Class Since May 22 Matthew BoeslerJune 25, 2013 When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to rebuff a suggestion during his May 22 congressional testimony that the central bank could begin tapering back bond purchases in September, the stock market finally began to stumble. A rapid rise in U.S. Treasury yields had caused volatility in global markets since the beginning of May, but it wasn't until Bernanke's testimony that equities started to show weakness. Since then, equity investors around the world have faced increased volatility thanks to concerns that slowing of...
  • The Boy Scouts and Timeless Values

    06/04/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://patriotpost.us/editions ^ | June 3, 2013 | The Patriot Post
    "The recent decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to allow 'openly gay' youth to become members of the Boy Scouts was nothing short of a betrayal -- a betrayal not only of the values scouting has represented for decades but also of the families whose support for the Scouts has spanned generations. ... It's worth noting that the law does NOT require the change in Scouts' policy: the ban on homosexual members was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court, which affirmed the right of the Boy Scouts to remain true to their mission and...
  • Why Male Pansies Can’t Attract a Good Woman

    05/19/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 152 replies
    Girls Just Wanna Have Guns ^ | May 2013 | Regis Giles
    A while back I received several e-mails from guys requesting my advice on how to attract a female like me. You see, they seem to have a hard time attracting women that are into shooting and the outdoors… and I understand this. Being that we humans aren’t whitetail deer and you can’t rub your scent on a tree to find yourself a mate, it makes things harder for guys. I’ve decided to throw these guys a bone, and any others who need help, on how to attract such a lady. Here are essential points to follow in attracting the Katniss...
  • TV Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Tops 'American Idol' With Record-Breaking Finale

    04/26/2013 1:29:18 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 57 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/25/2013 | Michael O'Connell
    TV Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Tops 'American Idol' With Record-Breaking Finale UPDATED: The A&E reality series outperforms all of Wednesday's cable and broadcast series in the targeted adults 18-49 demo --- and pulls in nearly 10 million total viewers. Duck Dynasty shows no signs of slowing. The A&E series' season finale drew a record 9.6 million viewers during its one-hour episode -- and an equally impressive 5.5 million adults 18-49. That haul in the key demo puts it ahead of all of cable and broadcast offerings for the night -- including American Idol. Duck Dynasty's 4.3 rating with adults 18-49 rating...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

    04/23/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned. State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to...
  • We are Surrounded

    04/13/2013 7:57:57 AM PDT · by Awgie · 40 replies
    Myself | 4/13/13 | Daniel L. McFarlane
    Those of us who believe in Traditional American Values, The American Constitution and a Judeo/Christian God are under assault. We are being attacked both on a National and International level. While I know this is not news to many, it is time to acknowledge and reaffirm the seriousness of the battle. With the ascendence of the Radical Marxist Obama to the very Highest Authority in our Nation, the Left has abandoned all preteneses of moderation and compromise. They no longer feel the need to cloak their truse desires. They speak openly of Redistribution of Wealth, Government as the Ultimate Authority,...
  • A Night of Miracles and Celebration of Children

    03/17/2013 7:15:59 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 12, 2013 | Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein
    Jewish? Not, but know a Jew? Please watch and PLEASE SHARE this very warm, uplifting 5-minute presentation that includes musical accompaniment (and translation). It's about the authentic -- and eternal -- message of Passover. Any Jew and, for that matter, believing Christian will be thankful that you did. GUARANTEED!WE CAN MAKE THIS GO VIRAL! It deserves to!
  • Valentine wish: Repair the State of Our Unions

    02/14/2013 5:26:38 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    “First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage,” goes the rhyme. Unfortunately, in large swaths of American society, this rhyme is playing in reverse, with dire consequences for lower-income Americans. Given five decades of deteriorating marriage trends, it appears Americans concur with H.L. Mencken, who joked, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who'd want to live in an institution?” Since 1960, the percentage of married Americans plunged from 72 percent to 51 percent last year, a record low. Meanwhile, babies born to unwed mothers skyrocketed from 4 percent in 1960 to 41 percent in...
  • Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": ....

    01/09/2013 6:42:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Greg Stengler
    My (rhetorical) question is this: Why would a pro-abortion--or, "pro-choice" if you're looking for something more value neutral--advocate like Andrea Mitchell want the issue of life and death to be "value-neutral"? Here's a little nugget I came across today from Pastor John MacArthur: "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb. Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": "Anti-Abortion Is More Value-Neutral"
  • he Values Economy

    12/31/2012 5:24:45 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 31, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are two types of things that we put money into; the things that we need and the things that we don't. The former represent our physical needs and the latter our spiritual needs. Food for the body and food for the mind. We need to eat, but we don't need to see a movie. We need a house to live in, but we don't need a house of worship. We need a car to get to work, but we don't need a painting on our wall once we get there. Culture isn't a luxury, even the poorest of the...
  • A National Crisis in Character

    11/19/2012 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Star Parker
    Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor: “….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.” For those who see social conservatism as an annoyance and argue that Republicans must purge this agenda from...
  • 'I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed': retired naval officer's email to children in full

    11/18/2012 6:52:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Nov 18, 2012
    'I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed': retired naval officer's email to children in full This is the full email that retired Royal Navy officer Nick Crews sent to his son and two daughters in February expressing his and his wife's disappointment in them. 2:31PM GMT 18 Nov 2012 Dear All Three With last evening's crop of whinges and tidings of more rotten news for which you seem to treat your mother like a cess-pit, I feel it is time to come off my perch. It is obvious that none of you has the faintest notion of the bitter disappointment each of...
  • 5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

    11/17/2012 7:55:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | John Hawkins
    It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having...
  • Rahm Cracks Down on Chicago Vending Machines

    11/14/2012 2:59:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Lisa Balde
    Time for Chicago's vending machines to chip up or chip out. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he's cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year. A proposed ordinance, to be introduced this week, will lay out plans for the new machines and detail guidelines on fat, sugar and calorie content starting in January 2013.
  • Maybe It's The Minorities' Values That Need Changing

    11/13/2012 8:54:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/13/2012 | Dennis Prager
    The most widely offered explanation for Mitt Romney's defeat is that the Republican Party is disproportionately composed of -- aging -- white males. That is, alas, true. But the real question is what Republicans should do with this truth. There are two responses. The nearly universal response -- meaning the response offered by the liberal media and liberal academics (and some Republicans) -- is that the Republican Party needs to rethink its positions, moving away from conservatism and toward the political center. The other response is for conservatives and the Republican Party to embark on a massive campaign to influence,...
  • They've Been Weighed, Who is Found Wanting (my vote)

    11/05/2012 9:07:03 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 47 replies
    My own thoughts | 11-05/06-2012 | DoughtyOne
    Since 1996, I have been terribly underwhelmed with the Republican nominees for the Presidency of the United States.  I have made no bones about the fact that I haven't voted for the nominee two of the last three general elections.  I took a pass on Bush in 2000, voted for him in 2004, and took a pass on McCain in 2008.  Look at what Bush passed off in 2008.  I voted for that.  Good grief! When I make it known what my vote is going to be, I try to be reasoned about it.  I'm not here to convince...
  • An economist's seven rules for raising kids

    11/05/2012 4:40:49 PM PST · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 3, 2012 | Gertrud Fremling
    It's come to this, you've been blessed with children. They're growing up. And now you've got a house full of kids. Feeling overwhelmed? Yes, of course. But have you ever considered applying economic principles to managing a large household? Here are some real lessons learned from two Ph.D. economists with five kids. The basic key is to reinforce simple old fashioned values with the right incentives. Rule 1: Limit Their Options We don't offer a weekly allowance. If our kids want anything beyond basics, they have to earn the money. Make sure to set firm limits on TV watching and...
  • Colorado “Democrat of the Year” Convicted of Theft

    11/04/2012 1:01:57 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Estelle Carson was selected as “Democrat of the Year” for Jefferson County, Colorado for 2012 despite being under indictment for stealing from a 71-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who is partially blind and suffers from cerebral palsy. Though Carson was under investigation at the time Chris Kennedy, chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, presented her with the award, Kennedy said she didn’t think it would’ve been fair to allow that to influence her actions. “The award is in recognition of efforts on behalf of the Democratic Party,” Kennedy explained. “Ms. Carson’s theft in no way diminishes what she has done for...
  • Obama, Romney, Other: Who Should Christians Vote for in the 2012 Election?

    10/10/2012 1:56:42 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 96 replies
    America is like a train going rapidly toward a cliff. The election of 2012 may determine if we fly off the precipice, or slow down enough to get the train turned around. (snip) So then, who should we vote for this November? In regards to the upcoming presidential election, I have heard some Christians say they will not vote for Barack Obama since he clearly supports and promotes issues contrary to the Bible, like abortion and homosexual marriage. But, they say, they cannot vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon, and they point out the unbiblical doctrines of...
  • Election Voter’s Guides, Conservative Values?

    10/06/2012 2:49:31 PM PDT · by EaglesNestHome
    I like to make informed decisions about candidates, but sometimes it is difficult to sift through sound bites, propaganda and media bias. What do the individual candidates really stand for, and what is their record? It is especially difficult finding any local information about judicial races. I spent long hours looking for voter’s guides, with specific information to make informed election decisions. One helpful resource is Citizens for Community Values (CCV), http://www.ccv.org/resources/election-information/ .Who is CCV? “Citizens for Community Values (CCV) exists to promote Judeo-Christian moral values, and to reduce destructive behaviors contrary to those values, through education, active community partnership,...
  • Those shocking bourgeois values

    09/24/2012 12:58:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 29, 2012 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    In one traditional form of pornography, from the Victorian “A Man With a Maid” to the more recent “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a young woman is initiated — sometimes uncomfortably — into the mysteries of adult sexuality. In the end she is, at some level at least, grateful for the new horizons that’ve opened up to her. Well, we still have that. But let’s face it — porn has gotten pretty boring. The sex lives of many average Americans today would shock Grandma. And the depiction of sex in popular media has reached the numbing-point. A 2012 issue of Cosmo...