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  • Walter Williams: Rights Versus Wishes

    04/18/2016 2:45:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: "I believe that health care is a right of all people." President Barack Obama declared that health care "should be a right for every American." The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "Every person has a right to adequate health care." President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his January 1944 message to Congress, called for "the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health." And it is not just a health care right that people claim. There are rights to decent housing, good food and a...
  • Sixteen Thousand Birthday Wishes From Obama to His Favorite Person

    08/07/2010 10:32:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/7/2010 | Dan Gainor
    Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday dear Barry, Happy birthday to me. Today is Barack Obama’s 49th birthday and an ideal time to mark a little more than a year and a half causing havoc in the White House. What could be more appropriate to celebrate his 18 months of self interest and self involvement than a day honoring him? According to the Associated Press, Obama will have dinner with friends and then settle down to a nice evening in his Hyde Park house. With his wife and children away, he’ll be “spending his birthday instead...
  • A Christmas To Remember

    12/24/2009 7:16:59 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 424+ views ^ | 12/24/2009 | Candy Arrington
    “I’m not having a Christmas tree this year. There is no reason to go to all the fuss and trouble when I’m here alone. I don’t need a tree.” With that declaration, the tiny, white-haired woman turned her walker with a thump, thump, thump, as she slowly pivoted her arthritic knees to follow. Her wheezy asthmatic breathing came in short gusts as she labored across the hardwood floor. Buried in her exhales was a slight whistle of a familiar tune to keep her mind off her pain.
  • Ohio Boy Given H1N1 Vaccine Against Mom's Wishes

    10/29/2009 5:58:38 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 39 replies · 2,901+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2009 | N/A
    OREGON, Ohio — A furious Ohio mother says her 7-year-old son, who has had problems with medications, was vaccinated for swine flu at school against her wishes. Kim Lutheran works as a nurse and says her son, Matthew, has had bad reactions to medicine. So, she says she signed for "no consent" on a vaccination form and then circled her intentions with a black marker to make things clear to the boy's public school in the Toledo suburb of Oregon. SNIP Deputy Health Commissioner Larry Vasko says his agency has responded by changing the consent forms, telling parents not to...
  • What is Your Wish for the New Year?

    01/01/2009 2:03:17 AM PST · by malkee · 47 replies · 940+ views
    Vanity | 1-1-09 | malkee
    After watching the replays of the New Year on Fox News, with Bill and Hillary dancing as the new year rolled in, I contemplated how John Lennon finally got his wish for a (near)religion-free world (at least in New York City)-- only 28 years after his death. My question to you this morning, dear freepers, is what is your fondest wish for 2009? Doesn't matter how impossible it is. It can be personal or political. My personal is to find good work -- and my political is that I wish to see Patrick Fitzgerald indict Barack Obama. What is yours?
  • Obama Seen As Genie; But We Won't Like It When He Grants Our Wishes

    11/10/2008 1:00:44 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 9 replies · 183+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | November 10, 2008 | Michael Eden
    I remember a particularly entertaining X Files episode titled "Je Souhaite [I Wish]," in which a genie grants people three wishes, but they all meet with a terrible end as their wishes go horribly awry - because the genie gives them what they ask for, but never - it turns out - what they actually wanted. During the episode, Agent Fox Mulder unleashes the genie, and he and the genie (Jenn) have the following discussion: Jenn: "The only thing you people are cursed with is stupidity. All of you. Everybody. Mankind. Everyone I have ever come into contact with without...
  • Deadline Nears to Help Retailer Make Wishes Come True

    10/30/2008 4:46:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 252+ views
    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 30, 2008 – The deadline is tomorrow for servicemembers to apply for the Sears “Heroes at Home Wish Registry.” In consultation with the Defense Department, Sears has expanded the popular program, enabling America to fulfill holiday wishes for up to 20,000 servicemembers and their families. Military personnel can log on to through tomorrow to apply for the Wish Registry. Between Nov. 2 and Dec. 25, Sears will invite America to help fulfill their wishes with a Sears gift card. “Since 1916, Sears has been committed to America’s servicemen and women with programs to employ...
  • What Clinton Wishes She Could Say [ Save Democrats From Themselves Before Nomination ]

    10/27/2008 3:02:17 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies · 824+ views ^ | April 14, 2008 | By Jim VandeHei and John F. Harris
    Rip off the duct tape and here is what they would say: Obama has serious problems with Jewish voters (goodbye Florida), working class whites (goodbye Ohio) and Hispanics (goodbye, New Mexico.) Republicans will also ruthlessly exploit openings that Clinton-in the genteel confines of an intra-party contest-never could. Top targets: Obama’s radioactive personal associations, his liberal ideology, his exotic life story, his coolly academic and elitist style This view has been an article of faith among Clinton advisers for months, but it got powerful new affirmation last week with Obama’s clumsy ruminations about why “bitter” small-town voters turn to guns and...
  • America Supports You: Groups Make it Easy to Send Holiday Wishes to Troops

    11/29/2007 4:22:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 120+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2007 – As the holidays draw near and shopping lists get shorter, some may find they’re still looking for the perfect way to thank “Any Servicemember” this year. In an example of holiday support for the troops, Kathy Cox, Wal-Mart Foundation manager, talks with Army Cpl. Adam Poppenhouse during the kick-off of “Operation: Deck the Walls,” on Nov. 13, 2007. It’s a new program from Wal-Mart dedicated to bringing holiday cheer to families of recovering military at Fisher Houses in the United States and Germany. Photo by Linda Hosek  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The...
  • America Supports You: Group Works To Grant Troops’ Wishes

    05/14/2007 4:21:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2007 – Servicemembers receiving care packages from A Soldier’s Wish List or one of its thousands of “adopters” know that good things really do come in small packages. “Our goal is to fulfill the wishes of our troops to the best of our abilities,” Julieann Najar, the group’s founder, said. A Soldier’s Wish List was founded in 2003 when Najar went to see her son off on his tour to the Middle East. When she arrived at Fort Riley, Kan., she met a young soldier who had no family there to say good-bye. She asked if...
  • Pope Congratulates Eastern Churches for Easter (extends wishes to Orthodox)

    04/23/2006 3:58:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 231+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 23, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 23, 2006 ( Benedict XVI wished a happy Easter to all Eastern Churches that celebrate the resurrection of Christ according to the Julian calendar. "'Christos anesti! Christos vaskries!'" (Christ has risen!), the Pope said today after reciting the midday Regina Caeli with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. "My cordial thoughts are directed now to our brothers of the Churches of the East, which celebrate Easter today," the Holy Father said. "May the risen Lord grant all the gifts of his light and peace." Benedict XVI noted immediately "that many people of these populations in Serbia,...
  • Bush grants valley's wishes - $136 Billion initiative to boost science, math

    02/01/2006 9:34:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,291+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/1/06 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON - After a series of reports warning of the growing economic threat from China and India, ``competitiveness'' has become the latest catch-word of Silicon Valley's high-tech industry. President Bush elevated the issue for the nation Tuesday, announcing a decadelong ``American Competitiveness Initiative'' that would pour $136 billion into scientific research and the promotion of math and science education. --snip-- High-tech leaders praised the proposal Tuesday night. ``I was heartened by the amount of time he spent talking about competitiveness,'' said Carl Guardino, head of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. ``To hear him focus on math and science, especially in...
  • Santa’s helpers fulfill wishes of soldiers' families

    12/14/2005 6:41:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 233+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — More than 500 children of GIs are looking for special elves to brighten their Christmas this year. For the second consecutive year, Army civilians, contractors and soldiers involved in the fort’s unmanned aerial system training center have become Santa’s helpers, stepping up and providing 62 bicycles that were on the wish list of some of the children. Jim Callahan, site manager for Anteon, who headed up the Christmas project, said the bike request tops last year’s 48 requests. Besides Anteon, Don Patterson Associates, a subcontractor to Anteon, Department of the Army civilians and soldiers of Company E,...
  • If you had 3 wishes, what would they be? (Full moon vanity)

    08/20/2005 8:44:58 PM PDT · by ChefKeith · 103 replies · 3,189+ views
    08/20/05 | Self
    If you had three wishes what would you wish for?
  • Merry Christmas

    12/15/2004 11:45:09 AM PST · by sweetiepiezer · 9 replies · 1,550+ views
    This is probably one of the nicest cards I have ever seen on the internet, wanted to share with everyone. Hope this works out and it comes through.
  • A Time for a Change - (it's called "Seize the Moment" - or Carpe Diem for Republicans)

    12/13/2004 5:29:25 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 383+ views
    For several years, conservatives have complained bitterly about the liberal bias in the media. That such a bias exists isn't even denied any longer. Rather, the liberal media has begun its own counter-offensive, complaining about the prominence of conservative talk radio and the conservative-leaning "new media". Instead of the former practice of the liberals dominating and the conservatives complaining, the trend has become a contest of complaints. Both sides whine like spoiled children about the opposition's dominance. Whether conservatives have the edge, or liberals, is immaterial. Nothing has ever been accomplished by complaining. There has been a change in the...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 11-27-04

    11/27/2004 7:52:38 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 574+ views ^ | 11-27-04 | George W. Bush
      For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryNovember 27, 2004 President's Radio Address      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. As Americans gather to celebrate this week, we show our gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. We are grateful for our friends and families who fill our lives with purpose and love. We're grateful for our beautiful country, and for the prosperity we enjoy. We're grateful for the chance to live, work and worship in freedom. And in this Thanksgiving week, we offer thanks and praise to the provider of all these gifts, Almighty God.  Radio Address 2004200320022001  Radio...
  • sends e-mail after you're gone - get in the last word

    11/06/2004 11:38:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies · 1,404+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2004 | AMAN BATHEJA, Fort Worth Telegram
    Haunting friends and family from beyond the grave just got easier., a Dallas-based Web site, has found there's a lively market for people who want messages distributed upon their death. Since it was launched last October, the site has drawn more than 10,000 customers who've paid initial fees of at least $39.99 and agreed to annual fees till doomsday, all to get in the last word by text, photos and videos for their loved (and maybe not-so-loved) ones. "It's an amazingly simple idea," said Simon Schurmer, the company's co-founder. Customers can leave details on life insurance policies, passwords for...
  • Mother of young man dying with MD seeks help in making son's wishes come true

    08/03/2004 12:59:44 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 129 replies · 2,420+ views
    Daily Home (Talladega, Alabama) ^ | 8/3/04 | June Winters
    SYLACAUGA — His name is Dwayne, he's 16 and he is dying of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the type of muscular dystrophy that destroys its victims early in life. Dwayne's mother, Julie Crouch of Sylacauga, said she noticed when her son was 3-years-old there was something wrong with the way he walked. She took him to a doctor and he was diagnosed with MD. Dwayne has been confined to a wheelchair since age 8. The happy, young fellow is quick to tell you he is not going to die. He insists he is going to live and take care of his...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO JULY & AUGUST 2004 DAILIES: Call to Action to Defeat Judge Greer

    06/25/2004 10:36:24 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 1,153 replies · 8,466+ views
    Conservative Spirit (R) 2003 ^ | July 1, 2004 | floriduh voter
    Believers in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: Where is Terri's independence? I'm talking about her independence to learn and to be free from her lonely room. CURRENT STATUS: The Second District Court of Appeals heard Oral Argument in Lakeland wherein Terri's parents are requesting that they be allowed to join the constitutional lawsuit of Michael Schiavo v. Jeb Bush. Judge Baird refused to allow Terri's parents to become a part of the Terri's Law litigation because per Judge Baird, her parents did not prove they had an interest in the outcome of Terri's Law. NO INTEREST? The...