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  • Barack Obama to dine with Queen at Windsor Castle for her 90th birthday

    03/16/2016 8:51:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Daily Express ^ | March 16, 2016 | Richard Palmer
    Mr Obama will go to Saudi Arabia on April 21 to participate in a summit with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - hosted by King Salman. Mr Earnest said: "The President will then travel to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for a private lunch.
  • Suspicious Windsor package blown up by sheriff’s bomb squad turns out to be chocolates

    02/29/2016 12:33:46 PM PST · by rey · 11 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 29 Feb 2016 | RANDI ROSSMANN
    A suspicious package wrapped like a present found Monday morning near the Windsor Town Green was blasted apart with water by the sheriff’s bomb squad, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. It turned out to be a box of chocolates from the gourmet food company, Harry and David. A person reported the box at 9:35 a.m., telling Windsor officers they’d seen it in a planter box near the town library. The person had lifted it and felt it was heavy, Windsor Police Chief Chris Spallino said. “It was wrapped like a Christmas present with a bow on it,” Spallino...
  • What do The Duke of Windsor, Charles Lindbergh, and Joseph Kennedy have in common? (vanity)

    12/10/2015 8:44:12 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    Each had his own reasons, but back in the 1930s each of those men thought that the Nazis were, well, just a bunch of swell guys. Never mind that the Nazis were violent, both in words and in deeds. I mention this because we are seeing the same thing today. Our betters are lining up to tell us that there is nothing wrong with Islamic culture. Never mind that culture's violence, both in words and in deeds.
  • Harper announces new Windsor-Detroit bridge to be named after Gordie Howe

    05/14/2015 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 52 replies
    CP24 ^ | May 13, 2014
    WINDSOR, Ont. - A new bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit will be named after hockey legend Gordie Howe. Howe, who is now 87, was born in Floral, Sask., and came to be known as "Mr. Hockey." The still-to-be built Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be operational in 2020. The Windsor-Detroit corridor is the busiest commercial land crossing between the two countries and the border has long been a bottleneck. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement today along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at the river separating Canada and the U.S. Harper praised Howe as a proud...
  • Holder Used Secret Email Address, Too

    03/10/2015 5:58:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/10/15 | Jonathan Strong
    Attorney General Eric Holder used secretive email accounts under aliases during his tenure at the Justice Department, raising fresh questions about the Obama administration’s compliance with federal records laws as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reels from her own email scandal. Holder has emailed under the nom de plume “Henry Yearwood” in the past, former Justice Department officials say. The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that Holder had used three aliases. The current is unknown. Republicans familiar with the issue said that even when congressional officials traveled to the Justice Department for so-called “in camera” review of documents, Holder’s email...
  • Obama administration may have a fourth big scandal

    06/04/2013 11:03:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    The Associated Press has uncovered what may become a vast new scandal for the Obama administration: the possibly widespread use of covert email accounts by political appointees, enabling evasion of sunshine laws designed to protect the public. Jack Gillium of AP reports: Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery:...
  • Windsor man rescues girl lying on snowy street as others pass her by (With video)

    01/25/2014 9:43:18 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | Trevor Wilhelm
    Passersby likely assumed it was just a homeless person, so they ignored the young girl lying on the snowy sidewalk. That’s what seasoned Street Help/Unit 7 volunteer Brandt Huber believes after saving the life of a missing 13-year-old girl. He found her Thursday morning lying barely conscious in plain sight on a busy street. “It’s shocking to know that some people are so caught up in what they’re doing that they can’t stop and help somebody in need,” said Huber.
  • A Moral Revolution at Warp Speed—Now, It’s Wedding Cakes

    12/14/2013 3:00:57 PM PST · by rhema · 45 replies ^ | 12/11/13 | Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Six months. That’s how long it took to get from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act to the decision of a Colorado judge ordering a Christian baker to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony. Just six months. Back in June, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Windsor case, ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act, passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, was unconstitutional. Six months later, judge Robert N. Spencer, an administrative law judge in Colorado, ruled that Jack...
  • EPA Honors Fake Employee

    06/03/2013 8:33:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | June 3, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Richard Windsor may be the most famous Environmental Protection Agency employee. Oddly, he does not exist. “Windsor” is the e-mail alias that Lisa Jackson, former head of the EPA and now an environmental adviser to Apple, used to correspond with environmental activists and senior Obama-administration officials, among others. Windsor, we have learned, was also an employee of significant achievement. Documents released by the agency in response to a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that, for three years, the EPA certified Windsor as a “scholar of ethical behavior.” The agency also documented the nonexistent Windsor’s completion of training courses in...
  • New emails: EPA chief pretended to be 'Richard Windsor'

    05/01/2013 1:27:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/1/13 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson went so far as to impersonate a chimerical assistant “Richard Windsor,” according to the latest bizarre twist in the congressional investigation into the agency’s troubled transparency record.</p> <p>Sen. David Vitter, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released a new batch of emails Wednesday from Richard Windsor, which was the secondary email Ms. Jackson used to conduct business. Investigators have questioned whether that email address was used to hide records from public view.</p>
  • Second bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit approved

    04/13/2013 8:57:33 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 58 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 12, 2013 | Kelly Pedro & Jessica Hume
    LONDON, Ont. — Plans for the new Detroit-Windsor bridge cleared another hurdle Friday when it got a much-anticipated presidential permit. “A lot of people are very excited. We’ve been in this region waiting for some time for this announcement,” said Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis. “We all knew the presidential permit wasn’t a question of if, it was a question of when.” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made the announcement in Detroit with politicians on both sides of the border in attendance. But trouble could be brewing as Ambassador Bridge owner and billionaire Manuel (Matty) Moroun filed a civil lawsuit this year...
  • The Mysterious Case Of Richard Windsor

    01/18/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Power Line ^ | 1/18/13 | Scott Johnson
    All is not as it appears in the case of Richard Windsor, the alias used by outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield email messages from discovery and disclosure. Under court order to cough up the email messages to Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and having turned over a first installment of 2,100 such email messages earlier this week, the Obama administration is making this a case that might challenge the ingenuity of Sherlock Holmes. With Horner’s assistance, my daughter Eliana tries to pierce the fog of administrative war in her NRO column “Lisa Jackson’s gadfly.”
  • Former auditor Frank Russo was scheming from nearly first day on job, according to federal charges

    09/12/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    the Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 09/12/2010 | Robert L. Smith
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The expose came not in a rush but in slow, infuriating revelations. For more than two years, Cuyahoga County residents absorbed reports of cronyism and corruption on a scale no one imagined possible. A community that paid little attention to the mundane chores of county government learned of cash bribes, a sham election, gambling junkets to Las Vegas and Canada, sketchy tax assessments and outright thievery. On Thursday, we learned that the sordid charade is finally nearing its end. That long, loud scrape echoing across Ohio's largest county was a political machine grinding to a halt. The...
  • First major Cuyahoga County corruption charges filed (All Cleveland Democrats)

    06/13/2009 2:59:35 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies · 1,476+ views ^ | June 12, 2009 22:07PM | John Caniglia, Peter Krouse and Rachel Dissell
    Your tax dollars paid the salaries of Cuyahoga County officials who prosecutors say swapped government contracts for a free gambling junket to Las Vegas. Your tax dollars paid for government leaders to lounge at a secret Flats condo and rake in tens of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts from contractors looking to land county business, according to prosecutors. And that tax levy you passed last year for the poor, elderly and sick? Prosecutors say one of your leaders suggested using some of it to reward a halfway house that flew him first-class to Las Vegas. The first major...
  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • Queen’s cousin: there is no such thing as a ‘right’ to abortion

    10/10/2011 4:00:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/11 | Hilary White
    ROME, October 10, 2011 ( – There is no such thing as a “right” to abortion, Lord Nicholas Windsor has said in this weekend’s Daily Telegraph. Lord Windsor, the youngest son of the Duke of Kent and the first cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth II, is becoming noted not only as among the rare members of Britain’s Royal Family to convert to Catholicism, but more recently for his outspoken opposition to legalized abortion, which he compares with eugenics. The cost of abortion, Lord Windsor said, “is too high because the cost is paid in innocent life.” In a statement,...
  • Who's going to the royal wedding? Check out the guest list!

    04/23/2011 10:09:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2011 | Linnie Rawlinson
    Buckingham Palace today released an edited guest list for Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton. A glittering list? Not quite -- this royal wedding is no Oscars red carpet. But for celebrity spotters, there will be a few famous names or, as the Palace prefers to call them, people "who may be recognizable to television viewers," to look out for on April 29. As expected, top of the list is singer and musician Elton John, who sang a moving rendition of "Candle in the Wind" at Diana, Princess of Wales's funeral in 1997. Likely to be accompanied by his civil...
  • High school science lab explosion injures 5

    11/23/2010 11:06:04 AM PST · by Skeez · 24 replies · 4+ views ^ | 11/23/2010 | Ottawa company
    A teacher and at least four Grade 11 students suffered minor injuries in a chemical explosion in a science lab at Brennan Catholic High School in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday morning. The school was in a medical lockdown for about about an hour and a half as Raymo Road was blocked off, and ambulances, fire trucks and a hazardous materials response team were called to the scene. According to Windsor police, at around 10 a.m. ET, an experiment in a test tube went wrong, causing shards of glass to injure a chemistry teacher. Chemistry teacher Steve Pellarin received lacerations on...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Soon Issue a Landmark Decision on Validity of Constitution (Windsor case)

    11/15/2010 7:27:33 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 38 replies
    LawlessAmerica website and Breitbart website, William M. Windsor ^ | 13 Nov 2010 | William M. Windsor via LawlessAmerica & Bretibart Anybody know anything about this? ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court will soon issue a landmark decision on the validity of the Constitution. The Supreme Court will consider three petitions filed by William M. Windsor, a retired Atlanta, Georgia grandfather. The decision should be rendered by the end of the year. Unless The Supreme Court acts, federal judges will be free to void the Constitution. The Questions Presented to The Supreme Court by Grandfather Windsor are: 1. Will The Supreme Court declare that the Constitution and its amendments may be voided by federal judges?...
  • Judge voices horror at cat killing

    04/03/2010 3:11:44 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 751+ views
    The Windsor Star ^ | April 3, 2010 | Trevor Wilhelm
    A teen who horrified a judge and seasoned animal cruelty officers by brutally beating and stabbing his cat to death -- because it defecated in the house -- has been prohibited from owning pets for 10 years. The 17-year-old also received two years probation Thursday after pleading guilty to unlawfully killing an animal, after he put his cat in a garbage bag and stabbed and kicked it before tossing it over a fence. Justice Lloyd Dean, who has two cats, called the young man's actions "despicable" and said he had to set aside his own feelings during sentencing. "This is...
  • Revealed: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s secret plot to deny the Queen the throne

    11/25/2009 4:12:41 AM PST · by tlb · 11 replies · 1,334+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 22 Nov 2009 | Christopher Wilson
    Secret correspondence between the exiled Duke and Duchess of Windsor and their confidant Kenneth de Courcy has revealed a dastardly scheme to change the course of British history by denying Queen Elizabeth II the crown, says royal biographer Christopher Wilson. The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that amid the deteriorating health of the Duke’s brother King George VI, furtive discussions began among rattled courtiers and senior politicians to the possibility of a “caretaker” monarch. The natural successor, and heir apparent, was the then Princess Elizabeth. But in the spring of 1949, when the plot was at its height, she was just...
  • Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations...

    10/28/2009 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 56 replies · 1,881+ views ^ | October 28, 2009 | n/a
    October 28, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations One Subject Fatally Shot During Arrest United States Attorney Terrence Berg, Eastern District of Michigan, Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Detroit, Michigan, and Police Chief Warren Evans, Detroit Police Department (DPD), Detroit, Michigan announced a federal complaint was unsealed today charging Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a.Christopher Thomas, and 10 others with conspiracy to commit several federal crimes, including theft from interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of arson, illegal possession and sale of...
  • Fugitive son of Detroit Imam arrested in Windsor

    10/29/2009 12:59:50 PM PDT · by Clive · 35 replies · 1,474+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | 2009-10-29 | Jorge Barrera and Don McArthur
    The fugitive son of an Imam shot dead by U.S. federal agents Wednesday was arrested Thursday in downtown Windsor and in the custody Canadian border authorities, the FBI said in a statement. Mujahid Carswell, 30, also known as Mujahid Abdullah, was arrested by RCMP officers at about 1 p.m. Thursday without incident after police blocked off a downtown street and surrounded a house with a tactical team. He was witnessed being whisked away in a prisoner transport van and is currently in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency on immigration violations. Mr. Carswell is the oldest son of...
  • TELEPHONE TERRORIST: Outing An Online Outlaw

    08/04/2009 11:59:26 PM PDT · by Keltik · 31 replies · 1,342+ views
    A TSG investigation unmasks the leader of Pranknet and the miscreants behind a year-long wave of phone call criminality AUGUST 4--At 4:15 AM on a recent Tuesday, on a quiet, darkened street in Windsor, Ontario, a man was wrapping up another long day tormenting and terrorizing strangers on the telephone. Working from a sparsely furnished two-bedroom apartment in a ramshackle building a block from the Detroit River, the man, nicknamed "Dex", heads a network of so-called pranksters who have spent more than a year engaged in an orgy of criminal activity--vandalism, threats, harassment, impersonation, hacking, and other assorted felonies and...
  • Lock Up Your Grandmas; KISS is Coming to Caesars Windsor

    05/11/2009 9:21:18 AM PDT · by The_Tick_01 · 3 replies · 768+ views
    Detroit Examiner ^ | 05/11/09 | Brian Cherry
    Are you ready to Rock and Roll All Night and Party Every Day? While even if you are, chances are Kiss isn’t; not without a vitamin B shot and some red bull mixed in with their prune juice. Of course this isn’t stopping them from bringing their massive stage show, big hair, and pyrotechnics to Caesars Windsor. While there may be some pesky laws in the United States about blowing up septuagenarians, it appears Canada is fairly tolerant to the idea of mixing a mid-life crisis with military grade munitions. So Windsor, lock up your grandmothers, KISS is coming to...
  • Former Israeli prisoner lands in Montreal

    08/31/2007 9:42:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 342+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | August 31, 2007 | CanWest News Service
    MONTREAL -- After serving nearly four years in an Israeli prison for crimes he says he didn’t commit, Jamal Akkal landed on Canadian soil Friday morning.The 27-year-old Canadian citizen, who was born in Gaza but lived in Windsor, Ont., pleaded guilty in 2004 to receiving paramilitary training and conspiracy to commit manslaughter, but maintains his innocence. He says his confession was attained under duress.Akkal was released to family members in Gaza on Wednesday. His Royal Jordanian flight from Amman, Jordan landed at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport at 7:30 a.m. Friday, but he did not exit to the arrivals area.Several passengers,...
  • Detroit: Smoking ban causing nearly 300 to be laid off at Casino Windsor

    07/22/2006 3:57:14 PM PDT · by SheLion · 47 replies · 1,570+ views
    Nearly 300 union workers will be laid off by Casino Windsor due to declining revenues caused by Ontario's new smoking ban, casino officials said Wednesday. The casino, which has nearly 4,000 employees, will lose 297 union workers over the next two weeks and immediately terminate 32 salaried employees, officials said, who also cited an unfavorable exchange rate and high gas prices for the decrease. The law, which went into effect May 31, bans smoking in all public facilities, including bingo halls, bars, restaurants, sporting venues, stores, office buildings and Casino Windsor. "This is a day that no one takes...
  • Thousands Gather For Windsor Officer Funeral

    05/12/2006 3:31:30 AM PDT · by Westlander · 4 replies · 262+ views ^ | May 11, 2006 |
    Thousands of Canadian police officers gathered in Windsor Thursday to pay their respects to a constable who was fatally shot last week. Constable John Atkinson, 37, is the first officer killed in the history of the Windsor police force, Local 4 reported. His funeral was held at a University of Windsor recreation center.
  • Ontario police officer shot by two teens

    05/05/2006 1:27:25 PM PDT · by fanfan · 54 replies · 1,074+ views
    CTV News ^ | Fri. May. 5 2006 4:23 PM ET | News Staff
    A police officer in Windsor, Ont. was shot by two teens, and unconfirmed reports say he died as a result of his injuries on Friday afternoon. "An officer has been shot outside the Mac's Milk convenience store at the corner of Seminole (Street) and Pillette (Road) in downtown Windsor," CHYR radio reporter Jamie Tawil told CTV Newsnet Friday. The shooting reportedly occurred just after 2 p.m. A motive for the shooting is not known. "The body is there covered by a blanket, although police won't officially tell us that the officer has died," AM 800 reporter Patty Handysides told CTV...
  • Prince Philip: We were jealous of Jews

    03/06/2006 11:36:48 AM PST · by Alouette · 158 replies · 3,024+ views
    YNet ^ | Mar. 6, 2006
    Queen Elizabeth's husband admits family had 'inhibitions about Jews,' sympathized with Nazis early on Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, broke a long silence about his family link to the Nazis, Britain’s Daily Mail reported on Monday. In a rare interview, the prince said his family found Hitler’s plans to bring Germany at the helm of European power were “attractive” and admitted they had “inhibitions about the Jews.” The comments were published in a book called “Royals and the Reich,” which describes the German royalty’s acquiescence to the Nazis. The book, written by American historian Jonathan Petropoulos, includes pictures never...
  • Suspect in Windsor murders loses in suit against police

    02/26/2006 9:51:49 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 730+ views ^ | 2 24 06 | Alex Wood,
    Jatin M. Patel, long the Windsor Police Department's leading suspect in the 1996 murders of his mother and sister in his parents' Massow Lane home, has lost a civil-rights lawsuit against the police chief and the lead detective in the case. Patel, 45, has failed to appeal the decision, made by Judge Stefan R. Underhill in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Sept. 16, and the deadline for an appeal has passed. As a result, Underhill's decision in favor of Windsor Police Chief Kevin Searles and Detective Debra Swanson is final. Patel alleged in the lawsuit, filed in 1999, that...
  • Harper wraps up fight in PM's hometown

    01/23/2006 4:24:07 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 308+ views
    WINDSOR, Ont. -- Stephen Harper has made his last pitch for Ontario votes in Prime Minister Paul Martin's hometown. The Conservative leader urged an early morning crowd of about 400 party supporters to work right through the last campaign day before Monday's vote. Harper said every riding in southwestern Ontario is within Conservative grasp. The Conservative leader said it's time for voters to end Liberal rule. "If you want your taxes to go down, you have to vote for it. If you want a government that actually does something about crime, you have to vote for it. If you want...
  • [Flashback] The House of Windsor and the Future of the Faith (Any comments from 2005 perspective?)

    06/01/2005 6:10:09 AM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 6 replies · 463+ views
    Crosswalk.Com ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | Albert Mohler
    Albert Mohler Author, Speaker, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Tuesday, August 26, 2003 The House of Windsor and the Future of the Faith "We have come to regard the Crown as the head of our morality," explained Walter Bagehot, the most influential political journalist of the Victorian era. "We have come to believe that it is natural to have a virtuous sovereign, and that the domestic virtues are as likely to be found on thrones as eminent when there." It's a good thing Bagehot is not alive to witness the current heir to the throne. Great Britain calmly...
  • Charles and Camilla Get Married

    04/09/2005 8:28:47 AM PDT · by cynblogger · 55 replies · 2,234+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 9, 2005 | Catherine McAloon
    Apr 9, 9:54 AM (ET) By CATHERINE McALOON (AP) Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,... WINDSOR, England (AP) - Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were married Saturday in a modest civil ceremony at the 17th century Guildhall, and the second marriage for each was blessed by the Church of England as the royals knelt before Archbishop of Canterbury in a majestic ceremony in the soaring, gothic St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The wedding capped a decades-long love affair that lasted through the prince's first marriage to Princess Diana. The...
  • Republicans Campaign to Abolish British Monarchy

    04/06/2005 1:56:41 AM PDT · by risk · 62 replies · 1,399+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 6, 2005 03:57 AM ET | Paul Majendie
        Republicans Campaign to Abolish British Monarchy Wed Apr 6, 2005 03:57 AM ET By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - A leading Republican group, galvanized by popular unease at the wedding of Prince Charles to his longtime lover Camilla Parker Bowles, launched a campaign on Wednesday to abolish the British monarchy. "This marriage is making the case for us," said Stephen Haseler, head of the pressure group Republic which believes the time is right to put an end to the House of Windsor. Republic is embarking on its first ever membership drive, with national newspaper advertisements, e-mail petitions...
  • America's love affair with the House of Windsor is finally cooling

    02/24/2005 1:51:19 PM PST · by MadIvan · 62 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Times ^ | February 25, 2005 | Gerard Baker
    ON TUESDAY night I was in Florida, to give a talk on transatlantic relations to an audience gathered by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. President Bush was in the middle of his French-fries-with-Jacques trip to repair damaged relations with Europe and a highly educated and internationally aware crowd of Americans was eager to press a sceptical Englishman for his views on the rapprochement.But it was also the night when Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen would not be attending the Prince of Wales’s wedding, and since the story had received some immediate attention on the nightly news shows, I...
  • Maybe, Maybe Not [Dissension on the Windsor Report?]

    01/01/2005 11:28:17 AM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 137+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 1/1/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    The lovely and talented Leanne Larmondin, editor of Canada's Anglican Journal, has really lousy news judgement.  A story on a meeting of the Council of the Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod to discuss the Windsor Report starts out like this:  The Council of General Synod (CoGS) averted division in the house when movers of a resolution endorsing the Lambeth Commission’s call for a moratorium on public rites of blessing of same-sex unions opted to withdraw it after much opposition. Archbishops John Clarke, of Athabasca, and Caleb Lawrence, of Moosonee, suggested the withdrawal of the motion after several council members questioned why...
  • Key Anglican Bishops Meeting Today [in Lambeth Palace]

    12/01/2004 8:02:15 AM PST · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 180+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 12/01/2004 | kendall
    “The Archbishop of Canterbury is leading a summit of more than 50 Church of England bishops to discuss the homosexuality crisis in the church.Dr Rowan Williams will jointly chair the meeting being held behind closed doors at Lambeth Palace in London with Dr David Hope, the Archbishop of York. All 44 diocesan bishops and 10 suffragans - who are bishop appointees - were asked to attend the meeting to discuss the way forward, Lambeth Palace confirmed.They will discuss October’s Windsor Report, a document produced by the commission set up to examine the crisis….”Read the whole thing. The London Times has...
  • Canadian: Liberalism Crapped Up My Country (Rush Interviews Canadian Who's Had It Alert)

    12/01/2004 3:15:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 4,840+ views ^ | 11/30/04 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Matt in Windsor, Canada. Welcome to the program, Matt, nice to have you on with us. CALLER: Mega dittos from Canada. I just want to say to the Americans that a lot of Canadians are grateful for voting Bush in, and the reason why is because we have a -- you've probably read about our military, or the lack of it. We have 10,000 military personnel for Canada. We have subs that sink, ships that break down and we just bought a bunch, a rusty fleet from England, and we had one sailor killed on bringing them back...
  • Turn Out the Lights [Anglican Archbishop Henry Orombi (Uganda) rebukes L.A. Bishop Bruno]

    11/29/2004 5:47:25 PM PST · by sionnsar · 11 replies · 323+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 11/29/2004 | Christopher Johnson
    A while back, Los Angeles Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno, in order to reach out to three Los Angeles parishes who have broken away from ECUSA, suggested that there be some kind of international church conference including the African bishops the three parishes placed themselves under.  One of those African bishops, Uganda's Henry Orombi, has now responded.  His letter is reproduced here in its entirety: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I, the Archbishop, have just returned home from three weeks of travel and have received your letter dated 3rd November requesting a meeting with Bishops Evans...
  • Gone with the Windsor Report? (part three) [Anglican]

    11/29/2004 8:26:01 AM PST · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 180+ views
    RatherNotBlog ^ | 11/29/3004 | admin
    Just in case you missed it . . . A Statement by the Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion on the Windsor ReportFr Geoffrey Kirk examines what the Windsor Report says about the ordination of womenFrom the November New Directions: Who’s Sorry Now? John Richardson on an apology for a report From the November New Directions: Fr. Michael Heidt: Never mind the truth, here’s the Windsor Report
  • NYT: Culture Is Dethroned in World Diplomacy-It's come to this: leaders watching 'Meet the Parents'

    11/25/2004 9:35:54 AM PST · by OESY · 3 replies · 569+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | ALAN RIDING
    LONDON, Nov. 19 - In the grand gallery at Windsor Castle known as the Waterloo Chamber, a truncated version of "Les Misérables" was performed recently for Queen Elizabeth II and the visiting French president, Jacques Chirac. Until then, neither had seen that hit show, presumably by choice: the queen is not given to slumming in the West End, while Mr. Chirac, like most educated French, is said to detest musicals. Still, for some anxious protocol chief "Les Misérables" must have offered a rare example of cross-Channel bonding. Based on Victor Hugo's epic novel by the same name, the musical was...
  • Gone with the Windsor Report? (part two) [Anglican; long]

    11/25/2004 9:12:40 AM PST · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 219+ views
    RatherNotBlog ^ | 11/25/2004 | admin
    For part one, click here. The Bishop of North Dakota on the Windsor Report (from titusonenine): The Report clearly indicates that the controversial actions of the General Convention of 2003 in consenting to the election of a non-celibate gay man to the episcopate and in allowing the experimentation of liturgies to bless same-sex unions were inappropriate and damaging to the Anglican Communion. In light of the clear teaching and position of all four Anglican Instruments of Unity (the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Conference, Primates’ Meeting and Anglican Consultative Council), these actions are interpreted as showing disregard for the moral authority...
  • Druid controversy goes international [Anglican Communion chimes in]

    11/06/2004 11:25:12 AM PST · by sionnsar · 7 replies · 348+ views
    Ecumenical Insanity ^ | 11/05/2004 | Athanasius
    Now that Father Bill and Mother Glyn Melnyk have done the right thing, it's time for the ECUSA's Office of Women's Ministries to do so as well. The fiction that the only problem with posting a Druid liturgy on the OWM Web site was a possible copyright violation isn't exactly passing muster with at least one Anglican archbishop: A fresh crisis has broken out in the Anglican Communion after the American Church published a liturgy for blessing divorce and a "women’s eucharist" promoting the worship of pagan deities. One of the Communion's leading figures, the West Indian Primate, Archbishop Drexel...
  • Commentary: Anglican regret vs. repentance

    10/19/2004 11:08:25 AM PDT · by sauerkraut · 3 replies · 253+ views
    UPI via Cyberbrethen ^ | 18 Oct, 2004 | Uwe Siemon-Netto
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Anglican Communion's Lambeth Commission tried to avoid a split Monday by asking its American branch to do something highly fashionable these days -- apologize. As if they had just spilled some sherry on their hostess' new carpet, 50 prelates of the Episcopal Church USA, known as ECUSA, were to "apologize" for having consecrated Canon Vicki Gene Robinson, an active homosexual, as bishop of New Hampshire. That's what the Lambeth Commission, set up a year ago to prevent a schism, demanded of the Episcopalians. Primates from the southern hemisphere, where the majority of the world's...
  • Schism: Church faces split as report fails to heal gays row

    10/19/2004 10:28:37 AM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies · 664+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 19, 2004 | Jonathan Petre
    Church faces split as report fails to heal gays rowBy Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent(Filed: 19/10/2004)The future of the worldwide Anglican Church remained precarious last night after a report intended to heal divisions over homosexuality failed to reassure conservatives.The Windsor report challenged liberals to end their defiance of the majority view but imposed no serious sanctions on those involved in consecrating the Church's first bishop to admit being a practising homosexual.   Archbishop Robin Eames, Primate of Ireland The 120-page report, commissioned a year ago by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, provoked mixed reaction, with protesters, including the...
  • Windsor's £10m defences

    09/16/2004 1:28:46 PM PDT · by Stoat · 220+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | September 16, 2004 | JAMIE PYATT
    A RING of steel costing taxpayers £10million was being thrown around Windsor Castle yesterday amid fears that terrorists are planning a lorry-bomb attack. Under wraps ... Windsor Castle Remote-controlled rising bollards were set in the road at ten gates on the Queen's Berkshire estate. Defence of the realm ... remote-controlled rising bollards They will keep out anything but a tank. There will also be four rows of fixed bollards, trenches, pressure pads and a hi-tech police station.
  • Perverts and the course of justice [Homosexual rape by Prince Charles' underling?]

    11/07/2002 2:54:36 PM PST · by aculeus · 46 replies · 297+ views
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | November 7, 2002 | Simon Heffer
    One of those bad courtroom dramas on television might have used the scene as a denouement, and then been panned by the critics for its unrealism. A good and faithful servant, accused of felonious behaviour and facing prison, is acquitted thanks to a surprise intervention by a third party. The third party happens to be the Head of State. The former saintly reputation of the accused is immediately restored. God save the Queen. In the aftermath, a near-hysterical and assiduously briefed press blames almost everybody concerned. The police, thick, bigoted and incompetent as usual, are said to be especially at...
  • RELIGION OF PEACE ALERT !!!'Diana was prepared to convert to Islam'

    11/06/2002 8:10:19 PM PST · by akash · 15 replies · 612+ views
    Rediff on the Net ^ | Nov 07 2002 | Shyam Bhatia in London
    Britain's Princess Diana was at one stage prepared to convert to Islam, according to the mother of the Pakistani surgeon she was supposed to be in love with. Nahid Khan, Lahore-based mother of heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, is quoted in the British media as saying, "Everyone knew she wanted to marry him, but he felt it would be impossible. He said 'we would not be able to go anywhere together. Our cultures are so different'. Perhaps this is why she wanted to become a Muslim. She said she had made a decision that would shock the world." Diana's relationship with...