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  • Glen Beck Vigorously Insisting Mormans are Christians.

    02/22/2012 3:28:43 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 323 replies · 1+ views
    ROCKLOBSTER
    This morning Glen Beck was discussing "what is a Christian" and used the full title of the LDS Church as proof they are Christians, not some whacked out cult based on a modern day "prophet". He also spoke of how Soros thinks of himself as a god. As a disclaimer, every member of that church that I've ever met was a clean living, humble and generous person...but that doesn't make them Christians.
  • Vanity: Looking for that piece about the impact of Islam at various percentages of the population

    02/22/2012 11:32:00 AM PST · by Maceman · 11 replies
    Does anyone have that piece about the impact of Islam in countries as the percentage of Muslims increases. I've seen it here many times, but it didn't come up on a Google search. If anyone has it, I'd appreciate your posting it here, along with an original source if you have one. Thanks
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Wednesday, February 22,2012

    02/22/2012 9:08:37 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 74 replies · 1+ views
    EIB Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Do Republicans want a Protestant POTUS candidate?

    02/19/2012 4:53:22 PM PST · by Andy from Chapel Hill · 129 replies · 1+ views
    57% of Republicans are Protestant and 23% are Catholic, if I read the data at Pew Research correctly. Today, after church (Presbyterian, but thinking about joining an unaffilated church), a group of us older and more conservative men began discussing the lack of enthusiasm among the Republican base for any of the current candidates. One fellow said "I am not Catholic because I do not agree with the Catholic Church's teachings and I am not Mormon because I do not want to be a Mormon". Others generally agreed and said that the candidate's religion mattered a lot. Is the talk...
  • I need help understanding Campaign Finance Laws.

    02/21/2012 4:56:31 PM PST · by johnsmom · 25 replies
    John's Mom
    "Obama for America can accept contributions from an individual of up to $2,500 per federal election (the primary and general are separate elections). " How is it, then, that Vince Carter can host 40 people at his home for a $30k per plate dinner to ' support the Barack Obama Victory Fund"? That's $1.2 mil. What allows him to donate one sum and I am legally bound in the limits of what I can give? Is this 'bundling' and, if not, what is it and what's the difference, please?
  • Al Gore Doomsday clock?

    02/21/2012 11:06:45 AM PST · by MNDude · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh's website used to have an "Al Gore Doomsday Clock" where it would count down until the time that Al Gore predicted the world would cook. I've just checked out rushlimbaugh.com and have not been able to find this. I know he's had it on his site for about five years. It'd be nice to know how much time we have left. Anyone know if it's gone, or just moved?
  • Caption Hillary

    02/21/2012 6:01:42 AM PST · by crosshairs · 35 replies · 1+ views
  • Caption Slow Joe

    02/21/2012 6:03:37 AM PST · by crosshairs · 22 replies
  • Right to Vote if Receiving Mental Disability Benefits?

    02/21/2012 5:32:15 AM PST · by bestintxas · 39 replies
    2/21/12 | bestintxas
    Anybody hear Lou Dobbs interviewing a man last night who said (I believe) there were 22 million people receiving disability benefits? He also raised an interesting question when he brought up that 20% of these have mental disabilities, and asked whether it was appropriate for these to be able to vote. Since they applied for benefits claiming mental instability and the federal govt must have agreed, then it seems there is a strong basis for disallowing any right to vote. Amybody disagree?
  • Vanity: Over-the-top Phony Romney RoboPhone Call

    02/19/2012 2:45:24 PM PST · by DJ Frisat · 26 replies
    Sorry for the vanity post, but I'm feeling pretty insulted by a phony robocall from Mitt Romney's Michigan campaign headquarters today. Here's what happened: I returned from an errand to discover a voice mail message, stating: "Hi, this is Mitt Romney calling. I was calling your home to see if I could speak with you directly and ask for your vote directly, and maybe answer some of the questions that you might have for me. It appears that I've not been able to make that happen, but perhaps we'll run into each other at some point during the campaign." The...
  • Gingrich-Santorum Would Be the First All Catholic Presidential Ticket in American History

    02/18/2012 10:05:25 AM PST · by pinochet · 49 replies
    For the first 100 years of its existence (1860 to 1960), the Republican Party was viewed as a Protestant political Party. In 1928, liberal and conservative Protestants united and campaigned against Al Smith, who was the Democratic candidate for President, because he was a Catholic. How things have changed! The Democrats, for a long time, were the home of American Catholics. With the contraception controversy, Obama has made it clear, that practising Catholics are no longer welcome in the Democratic Party. Some Catholics were willing to vote for the pro-choice Democratic Party, in the belief that Democrats would not force...
  • An Open Letter to Rick Santorum (Vanity)

    02/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PST · by no dems · 172 replies
    February 18, 2012 | no dems
    An Open Letter to Rick Santorum: Dear Senator: As a strong, common-sense Conservative, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please consider not answering, off the cuff, every question thrown at you? Would you please engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear? I’m beginning to see now, how, as an incumbent, you lost your Senate seat by 18 pecentage points to the brain-dead Bob Casey. Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers. Now, please consider this common-sense observation from a Conservative male: Women have been in combat for years now. Women have used...
  • ‘We Are Stronger’: Atheists To Hold Massive Rally On National Mall Next Month

    02/17/2012 6:08:44 PM PST · by TribalPrincess2U · 66 replies · 1+ views
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | February 17, 2012 1:39 P | By Candice Leigh Helfand
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDC) – Thousands of atheists are expected to attend the Reason Rally next month in Washington, D.C., an event that organizers hope will unify a large part of the secular community.
  • Get Mad!!!

    02/17/2012 9:37:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    self | 2/17/2012 | self
    I don’t write many vanities but I feel it necessary to write this one. I am ticked off!!! I’m ticked off at the ignorance and arrogance of the Conservatives and their unwillingness and/or inability to fight back against the Lame Stream Media, Rats, RINOs and Faux Conservatives. For years now we have had to endure the establishment, in concert with the MSM, Rats, RINOs and Faux Conservatives, picking our side for us and then every time we have candidates we support then they are blocked, mocked, ridiculed and slandered. While many Real Conservatives may not support Newt for many justifiable...
  • Caption Barry

    02/17/2012 8:59:54 AM PST · by crosshairs · 23 replies
  • Is It Possible to Criticize Some Aspects of Capitalism, Without Being Labelled a Socialist?

    02/17/2012 8:05:14 AM PST · by pinochet · 69 replies
    The leader of the Russian Communist Revolution, Vladmir Lenin, once declared that: "The capitalists will give us the rope, which we shall use to hang them". For most of American history, capitalism has been a force for good, because most of America's leading capitalists were patriotic citizens, who were also devout Christians. So long as American capitalism is in the hands of patriotic Christians, the forces of capitalism can be harnessed to do a lot of good for America and the world. J. D. Rockefeller's fortune built the University of Chicago and other useful projects during his lifetime. American capitalist...
  • McSally blows it on Fox and Friends this Morning

    02/17/2012 7:38:44 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Feb 2012 | Fightin Kentuckian
    Fox and Friends did an interview with Col.(Ret)McSally. She's running for Gabby's seat in Arizona CD8 and she just blew herself out of the water.
  • Is American Policy Toward Syria Endangering Syrian Christians?

    02/16/2012 2:43:59 PM PST · by pinochet · 11 replies
    When American troops removed Saddam Hussein from power, Muslim extremists took over Iraq. They launched a campaign of genocide against Iraqi Christians, and most Christians fled from Iraq, with many of them living in Syria as refugees. Syrian Christians make up 10 percent of the population of Syria, and belong to one of the oldest traditions of Christianity in the world. Remember that Saul of Tarsus converted to Christianity when he was on his way to Damascus, Syria, to persecute Christians. He changed his name to Paul, after Jesus knocked him off his horse. Paul wrote half of the New...
  • How Barack Obama Created an Election-Winning Issue (Vanity)

    02/15/2012 12:52:03 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 162 replies
    Free Republic | Feb 15, 2012 | By Lazamataz
    On January 7th, at the Republican debate, George Stephanopoulos embarked on a sudden, unexpected, and bizarre series of questions about contraception and birth control. Most of the political pundits who watched this, were somewhat puzzled at the virtual harangue that Stephanopoulos went on, asking candidate after candidate to pin down their views -- even though birth control issues were decidedly not in the forefront. Then, President Obama and his brain trust picked a fight with the Catholic Church, demanding that they fund birth control and abortion services. When the Church rose up in anger, they compromised -- they only needed...
  • Is there a conservative church out there?

    02/15/2012 3:30:52 PM PST · by Toaster tank · 143 replies · 6+ views
    Vanity ^ | 02/15/02 | Self
    I've had it, after 55 years, with the Catholic Church. No more of my money for these people. Every homily is like an Obama campaign speech. Hiding the homosexual scandal, promoting Obama Care........ on & on. Is there a conservative alternative? Orthodox Church maybe? Never been to one but I'm ready to switch.
  • Vanity - Heard any more about the White House staffer who had his fingers amputated yesterday?

    02/15/2012 10:59:28 AM PST · by dead · 55 replies
    For those who didn't hear, an unidentified man was rushed from the White House yesterday in an ambulance. He was expected to lose one or two fingers in a detail-free amputation. The White House immediately tried to downplay the incident without giving any additional information. They insisted that "the injury was minor and an ambulance was called out of an abundance of caution." Only an "abundance of caution" necessitated the ambulance for the amputation of two fingers? I guess Lefty was pretty low on the WH totem pole. That's it. As far as I know, that is the end of...
  • Soviet State Re-establishes Its Headquarters at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    02/15/2012 7:22:25 AM PST · by veritas2002 · 7 replies
    Vanity | 02-15-12 | Veritas2002
    It's tough keeping up with the propaganda machine of the old Soviet empire. They went underground but have now been found to be operating out of a location at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC. Their appearance is noted in their latest disinformation and confusion campaign against the Catholic Church. The marxists and their co-conspirators in the media know that they have lost the abortion argument. This is so obvious that when 400,000 travel to DC in the bitter cold every January to protest in favor of the protection of human life, the media ignores them. Now the marxists have chosen...
  • Do you agree with President Obama's proposed federal budget? (POLL)

    02/14/2012 4:10:53 PM PST · by ncfool · 17 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | Feb 14,2012 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Do you agree with President Obama's proposed federal budget? Yes, it's the best road to recovery Maybe, but it needs more spending cuts No. No new taxes Deficit spending spells disaster Other (tell us in the comments)
  • Free Obama Bumper Sticker Design

    02/14/2012 11:23:12 AM PST · by Rightproud · 43 replies
    sel ^ | 2/14/12 | self
    Let's get some simple, thought-provoking, viral-potential signs and bumper stickers out there. Here is one to start. Hopefully it will drive home the point that a vote for Obama is a vote to kill America.No flames please. Just move along if you take exception.
  • Gallup now shows unemployment rate back up to 9% and underemployment over 19%

    02/14/2012 1:34:34 AM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Here's something the left-wing Obama-worshiping media doesn't want anyone to know about... Gallup daily polling had the national unemployment rate at 8.2% just 30 days ago back on January 13 and has since soared back up as high as 9.1% yesterday. (It sits at 9.0% today.) Even though Gallup doesn't account for "seasonal adjustments" like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does, history has shown that the monthly U.S. jobs report generally tends to move in the same direction as the Gallup survey. So is this a sign of more ominous unemployment numbers in the months ahead? ********************************************************* As posted...
  • Why Do Conservatives Love Vigilantes And Liberals Love Anti-Heroes?

    02/13/2012 1:42:16 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/13/2012 | E.D. Kain,
    Alyssa Rosenberg has a smart response up to this piece by Anthony Paletta on the supposed distaste liberals have toward vigilante movies. Paletta argues that liberals essentially don’t like to see the use of force on criminals, especially by non-state actors.
  • With Contraceptive Mandate, who's in bed with Big Pharma now?

    02/13/2012 6:04:33 AM PST · by PizzaTheHut · 29 replies
    With Contraceptive Mandate, who's really in bed with "Big Pharma" now?
  • Lincoln's timeless call to Prayer

    02/12/2012 10:32:44 AM PST · by lightman · 2 replies
    March 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    Timeless words...written 149 years ago but could have been penned yesterday, but not by the current Imposter-in-Chief: "Insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and...
  • Free Republic Having Issues Today?

    02/12/2012 8:56:46 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 44 replies
    2/12/2012 | Me
    Anyone else experience this? It's just on Free Republic only.
  • Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll!

    02/11/2012 1:38:00 PM PST · by Rudder · 235 replies
    Feb 11, 2012 | Rudder
    Romney wins CPAC with 38%.
  • [Vanity] Paul and Romney

    02/11/2012 11:12:13 AM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    Observation | Now | Me
    Ron Paul treats conservatives the same way Romney does: ignore us, demean us, insult us, then demand that we support him.
  • Just got back in from CPAC and Wow!

    02/10/2012 7:22:44 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 45 replies
    Vanity | 10 Feb 2012 | Trueblackman
    Just walked in from CPAC and all I can say is, "Wow!" A hotel filled with 12,000+ Conservative Activists and supporters was very impressive and I mostly went down to cover the supposed protest by Occupy DC and their thug union pals as part of Big Government.com's coverage. As far as the protesters, I can sum it all up in two words, "Epic Fail!" First of all Conservatives had spread the word about them claiming they would assault certain Conservative Figure and disrupt the convention with criminal acts. Seem the damage was done when Human Events reported that union thugs...
  • Open Letter to the Rick Santorum Campaign

    02/11/2012 6:00:35 AM PST · by no dems · 65 replies
    February 11, 2012 | no dems
    To: The Rick Santorum Campaign Dear Folks, Would the handlers of Rick Santorum please consider some advice from a Santorum supporter? We must defeat Barack Obama in November. Historically, when you have an Ultra-Liberal running, they can only be defeated by a Conservative; not a Moderate. I believe that Rick Santorum is that Conservative candidate for 2012. However, I am concerned that, like so many candidates in the past, Rick will derail the momentum that he currently has. Could his "handlers" please tell Rick that he does NOT have to answer every question that comes his way "off the cuff"....
  • America the Controlled

    02/11/2012 1:19:11 AM PST · by Bowtie52 · 6 replies
    Feb. 11, 2012 | Bowtie52
    America the Controlled In early January 2012 the big news was SOPA; the Stop Online Piracy Act. It gave the government the right to shut down the internet as it saw fit. It took the element of control, responsibility and freedom away from private citizenry and put it in the hands of an elite few who called their shots by opinion rather than the terms of law. Later in January came NDAA “The National Defense Authorization Act” which included indefinite incarnation of Americans at the behest of the Federal Government- without formal charges. Late January saw an effort to bail...
  • Serious, why do liberal so LOVE abortion?

    02/10/2012 2:53:25 PM PST · by MNDude · 78 replies
    OK, I'm sure we all have friends or family members that we disagree with who call themselves "pro-choice." These people will often feel ambigious about when life starts and don't feel it's right to make legal legislation about this. These are not the people I'm talking about. I'm talking about those that for whatever REALLY REALLY REALLY love abortion. The ones that strongly support funding of abortion left and right, and those who seem obsessed with making it more and more available and considered. Like Obama working to get it into Kenya. Come on, it can't be about "women's rights?"...
  • OBAMA TAKES AWAY ALL HEALTH INSURANCE FROM PEOPLE OF CONSCIENCE

    02/10/2012 10:27:00 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 11 replies
    self | 2012-02-10 | UBSOTOS
    Very simply: With the cost of abortion and contraception an implicit cost of every health insurance contract, neither Catholics nor anyone else of conscience will be able to buy health insurance without paying for abortions. This is no change from Obama's original explicit mandate.
  • Obama said "If you like your plan you can keep it"; Unless you're religious...

    02/10/2012 9:59:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    white house ^ | during healthcare debate | Obama the liar site
    Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform debunks the myth that reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors. To the contrary, reform will expand your choices, not eliminate them.
  • Breitbart hoaxed: Supposed article in "Journal of Clinical Psychiatry" is absolutely a fake

    02/10/2012 9:37:40 AM PST · by Maceman · 32 replies
    A Breitbart.tv video was posted last night on FR under the title: "Study: Distrust of Government A Mental Disorder." The video at Breitbart discusses and condemns a study that supposedly was published by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (JCP), regarding a mental condition called "anti-government phobia." You can see the video here. At last count, the FR post had 89 responses, virtually all of which express Freeper outrage at this supposed attempt to pathologize disagreement with the federal government. The whole thing seemed fishy to me, especially since the video does not cite or show the specific issue of JCP...
  • Hannity has Bishop Romney on AGAIN!!

    02/09/2012 6:19:01 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 27 replies
    Hannity is shilling for the RNC once again, giving Romney a forum to spout his preposterous spin
  • Will All Medical Insurance Policies Have to Cover The Abortion Pill?

    02/09/2012 2:32:26 PM PST · by AJFavish · 4 replies
    2-9-2012 | Allan J. Favish
    What if Obama lifts the regulation that requires Catholic institutions to offer their employees medical insurance policies that cover the abortion pill? Is there another regulation that requires all insurers to only offer medical insurance policies that include such coverage? If so, from whom would the Catholic institution purchase the medical insurance?
  • Tyranny from above...

    02/09/2012 9:01:20 AM PST · by dps.inspect · 11 replies
    Me
    C. S. Lewis, my favorite all time author, wrote of many things. He saw humanity for what it is, especially in light of humanity's creator and moral author. One of his observations regards the tyranny a government can be on its people, when they engage in the business of humanitarianism. Here he speaks of the tyranny of the nanny state... "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his...
  • Documentary - Churchill Saw Stalin As a Greater Threat To Western Civilization Than Hitler.

    02/09/2012 7:59:37 AM PST · by pinochet · 20 replies
    There is a great World War Two documentary, that was made in 2005, that shows the diplomatic disputes between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, as they planned their military campaigns against Hitler. The 4 part documentary is titled: Warlords. The DVD version was released in 2007, and it shows Winston Churchill as the true defender of freedom, democracy, Christianity, and Western Civilization - against three socialist dictators - Stalin, Hitler, and Roosevelt. Here is a an Amazon link to the documentary: http://www.amazon.com/Warlords-Churchill/dp/B000NVKZUG Churchill noticed the obvious - that Stalinist Russia was more oppressive than Nazism. While Nazism was brutal in its...
  • A modern day Faustian bargain

    02/09/2012 6:59:00 AM PST · by shoff · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | 02/08/2012 | Steven Hoffman
    Faust is the main character in a German legend of a smart, important man in the local village that is bored with his life. He decides to call up the devil and make a bargain. In exchange for even more knowledge and power he agrees to sell his soul. This fairy tale like so many others ends happily as Faust is forgiven in the end. This story has been repeated many times from “The Devil and Daniel Webster” to “The Devil went down to Georgia” but it seems the lessons haven’t.
  • This poll needs some freeping...

    02/08/2012 9:41:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    Could Rick Santorum Beat Barrack Obama in the presidential election? 37% Yes 63% No
  • Has FOX News 'Jumped The Shark' Over Mitt???

    02/08/2012 7:32:27 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 106 replies
    VANITY | February 8, 2012
    FOX News may have 'jumped the shark' over mittens Fair and balanced is Juan McCain I for one have had enough of the ‘wisdom’ of Bill Cristal, Chas. Krauthammer, Ted Baxter, Bret Beahr, Toyko Rove, Ann Colter, Chris Wallace, Sean Wannabe, Dana Parino, Brit Hume, Shep Smith, Judge Jeanene, Alam Comes, Bob Beckle, Juan Williams, Whoraldo, et. al. all acting the part of the Romney cheerleading squad ? Does anyone else 'feel my pain'? .
  • Dickens' Birthday - Is Ebenezer Scrooge a Republican or a Democrat?

    02/07/2012 3:28:43 PM PST · by pinochet · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Today, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English writer, Charles Dickens. His best known work, is his 1843 novel, "A Christmas Carol", which featured a greedy, selfish, and heartless businessman, Ebenezer Scrooge. The businessman was visited by three ghosts, from the past, present, and future, who forced him to reconsider his selfish ways. In the 1980s, the satirical Mad Magazine featured caricatures of Republican politicians praising Scrooge as a hard working businessman who created jobs for the Victorian economy. He refused to give people time off to spend Christmas with their families, which made him a...
  • Sign petition objecting to HHS mandate!

    Sign the petition objecting to the Obama administration's HHS mandate, which would force religious employers to violate their consciences by buying health insurance that covers contraceptives and abortifacients (not medical or surgical 'abortions,' but drugs that can act as abortifacients in certain cases). This is a White House petition, meaning that the administration must respond if we reach 25,000 signatures. The petition has 22,092 signatures as of this writing. Will the administration back off and expand the religious exemption? I'm not holding my breath. But we must stand on principle for religious liberty and against this federal bureaucracy's mandates. At...
  • Cat Owners- Doritos "Missing Cat" ad Offensive or are we too sensitive?

    02/06/2012 4:00:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 111 replies · 2+ views
    February 6, 2012 | vanity
    Last night's Dorito's ad was apparently meant to be "funny". A dog seems to be responsible for a missing cat's disappearance and he bribes a guy with Doritos to keep silent. If we find this offensive, are we too sensitive? Is it wrong to request Doritos to kill this ad? They suggest the dog killed and buried the cat , or even worse. My best friend's cat was killed by a dog a few year's ago.
  • Within a week I get to upgrade to a SmartPhone...

    02/06/2012 2:47:42 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 87 replies
    06 Feb 2012 | US Navy Vet
    ...any recommendations, Suggestions?
  • What to do? What to do?

    02/05/2012 7:32:41 PM PST · by lyby · 83 replies
    lyby | Feb 5, 2012 | lyby
    I am a 52-year-old mother of three children - a 24-year old grad student, a 21-year old college senior, and a 13- year-old 7th grader. I am a public school teacher of Math to 7th graders. I am concerned about the welfare of our country, our Constitution, and the hope (NOT Obama's) for our nation. PLEASE help me to understand what is happening to our country. I am dismayed by the garbage I am hearing and reading. I have been involved in local politics. I could NOT suffer the bullsh*t, so I resigned from the county Republican Executive Committee, after...