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  • Wine train apologizes to black women’s book club after allegations of racism

    08/26/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Members of the book group, sporting matching gray T-shirts and broad grins, boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train in high spirits Saturday. “The train is leaving the station! Choo choo!” member Lisa Johnson posted on her Facebook page, captioning a picture of five glasses of burgundy liquid clinking together. But not long into the trip train staff began asking them to quiet down. Before the journey was half over, they were escorted off the train, where police officers were waiting for them, according to the Associated Press. “We didn’t do anything wrong and we still feel this is about race....
  • Swiss Bishop Apologizes for Calling Homosexual Acts 'Abomination'

    08/14/2015 7:28:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Under heavy public pressure, a Swiss Catholic bishop has issued a public apology for a statement in which he referred to homosexual activity as an abomination and cited Old Testament passages saying that offenders should be put to death. Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur sent a 3-page letter to clerics in which he said it had been a “mistake” to make his comments—which he had delivered at a forum in Germany—“on a theological and academic level.” He said that he should have shown a draft of his talk to colleagues, who would have warned him on the likely outcry. The...
  • Apologies to Jim Robinson and all FReepers for post I made last year (Need Help)

    08/11/2015 2:42:09 PM PDT · by vadagator · 44 replies
    First I would like to apologize to Jim for the email I sent because I didn't see my post and thought it got removed. Second, I apologize to all FReepers who replied and\or sent a personal reply. I was lurking about 6 months ago and I was about to write an opus, until I checked my account and saw all of the messages of support from all of you wonderful people. There are no other people that I would rather have on my side, thanks alot guys(and gals😉). Things are going alot better now and I am almost back to...
  • Donald Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'She should really be apologizing to me'

    08/10/2015 11:34:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/10/15 | Tom LoBianco,
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Monday that Fox News anchor and debate moderator Megyn Kelly should be the one apologizing to him, and not the other way around. "She should really be apologizing to me, to tell the truth," Trump told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    A New Jersey councilman apologized Wednesday after receiving criticism for a post he made on Facebook that called Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez “Muslim scum.” “Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum,” Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore, a Republican, wrote hours after Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16, The Trentonian reported. When someone responded by telling Mr. Gore not to hold back, he added, “Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists.” Imam Qareeb Bashir, president of the Islamic Council of Greater Trenton, said he was “appalled and really disappointed” in Mr. Gore’s comments.
  • 70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to US POWs

    07/19/2015 8:32:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2015 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II.At the solemn ceremony hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, James Murphy of Santa Maria, California, accepted the apology he had sought for 70 years on behalf of U.S. POWs from executives of Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
  • O'Malley apologizes for saying 'all lives matter' at liberal conference

    07/19/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Moody
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley apologized on Saturday for saying "All lives matter" while discussing police violence against African-Americans with liberal demonstrators. Several dozen demonstrators interrupted the former Maryland governor while he was speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of liberal activists, demanding that he address criminal justice and police brutality. When they shouted, "Black lives matter!" a rallying cry of protests that broke out after several black Americans were killed at the hands of police in recent months, O'Malley responded: "Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter." The demonstrators, who were mostly black, responded by...
  • Star Trek Icon Apologizes for Clarence Thomas 'Blackface' Slur

    07/04/2015 9:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    The Root ^ | July 4 2015 | LYNETTE HOLLOWAY
    George Takei called Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.Star Trek legend George Takei has apologized for calling Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the Supreme Court justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling, according to CNN. "I was still seething, and I referred to him as a 'clown in blackface' to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage," Takei wrote Friday in a Facebook post. "This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While...
  • George Takei: An Intellectually Honest Liberal in a Dishonest Tribe

    07/04/2015 5:28:26 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 68 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    The conservative world exploded in outrage over George Takei's blatantly racist remark calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "a clown in blackface," but they all got this story wrong. Takei is a very rare bird: an intellectually honest liberal. I'm not going to cover in detail what Takei said and what Justice Thomas wrote.  You can read about it here, here, and here. To sum up, Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent on Obergefell v. Hodges (the gay marriage case, for those who have hid their heads in a bag for the last two weeks) that the government doesn't bestow dignity and humanity...
  • George Takei on Facebook: I owe Clarence Thomas an apology

    07/03/2015 6:27:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/03/2015 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of this Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that...
  • George Takei apologizes

    07/03/2015 3:12:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/3/15 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really...
  • Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap(worked there)

    06/29/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/29/15 | Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Wal-Mart store in Slidell refused a request to decorate a cake with a design featuring a Confederate flag, but agreed to decorate a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, a man says in a video posted to YouTube. Wal-Mart has apologized for selling the cake, explaining that the employee who handled the order did not recognize it as the ISIS flag. The corporation, a spokesman said, does not support ISIS. The YouTube video, posted Friday (June 26) by a man identified as Chuck Netzhammer, shows a man sitting on a motorcycle unfurl a...
  • Boston Bomber 'Apologizes' to Victims, Thanks Allah

    06/24/2015 3:42:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    ..... Jennifer Rogers, the sister of a police officer killed by the brothers after the bombing, also testified. She branded Tsarnaev a "leech abusing the privilege of American freedom," and added that he had spat in the "face of the American dream." ..... Thought he remained largely impassive during the proceedings, when Tsarnaev's turn came to speak he "apologized" for his crimes. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage," he said. The 21-year-old terrorist also thanked his lawyers and "Allah." But victim...
  • Brian Williams Bungles Apology Tour: ‘I Was Not Trying To Mislead People’

    06/19/2015 6:54:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | 6-19-2015 | John Nolte
    In a lengthy interview with his NBC colleague Matt Lauer, disgraced (and former) NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams blamed his ego for a litany of lies told over many years to NBC News viewers and others. “I was not trying to mislead people,” he said. (snip) Williams made two big mistakes here — in what was probably his last chance at a second chance. First, he refused to admit that he lied and lied and lied and lied. His claim that he didn’t try to deliberately mislead people is simply preposterous. His real-time whoppers from Katrina (witnessing suicides that...
  • Brian Williams: 'I’m Sorry. I Said Things That Weren’t True'

    06/18/2015 11:46:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 6/18 | Lisa de Moraes
    Brian Williams: 'I’m Sorry. I Said Things That Weren’t True' by Lisa de Moraes “I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust,” Brian Williams said this morning in a stunning apology that accompanied the network’s announcement he is returning to the air but not the NBC Nightly News anchor chair. “I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he...
  • CNN anchor reiterates apology for calling Dallas gunman ‘brave’

    06/16/2015 12:55:40 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 15 June 2015 | Claire Z. Cardona
    A CNN newscaster came through Monday with a full apology for an on-air gaffe after her previous explanation failed to satisfy critics. Fredricka Whitfield had described James Boulware’s assault on Dallas police headquarters Saturday as “very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well.”
  • Al Qaeda Apologizes for Murdering 20 Druze

    06/16/2015 3:43:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/15
    Al Qaeda's Syria affiliate said on Saturday it would prosecute members involved in an shoot-out in northwest Idlib province that killed at least 20 members of the country's Druze minority. In an official statement published on Twitter, Nusra Front sought to allay fears of further attacks on minorities, saying that some of its members acted "in clear violation of the leadership's views," reports AFP. On Thursday, residents of the village of Qalb Lawzah protested after a Tunisian Nusra leader tried to seize a Druze man's home, accusing him of being loyal to the Syrian regime, the Syrian Observatory for Human...
  • CNN Anchor: ‘I Misspoke’ Calling Dallas Gunman ‘Courageous and Brave’

    06/15/2015 7:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/14/2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Sunday, CNN’s Fredericka Whitfield claimed that she merely “misspoke” on Saturday when she called the gunman in the Dallas Police Department attack “very courageous and brave,” but fell short of actually apologizing for her controversial comments.
  • Ted Cruz apologizes for Joe Biden joke

    06/04/2015 4:29:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/03/2015
    Republican presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz apologized for an ill-timed joke about Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday night. While speaking at a GOP dinner in Michigan on Wednesday, Cruz delivered an oft-told stump speech line poking fun at Biden, mentioning his name and then saying, "You know the nice thing? You don't need a punchline," according to the Detroit News. "Honestly, it works," Cruz said, according to the news report. "The next party you're at, just walk up to someone and say, 'Vice President Joe Biden' and just close your mouth. They will crack up laughing." While the line is...
  • Christian PR Expert Says Josh Duggar's Apology Is Not Enough to Satisfy Sexual Molestation Scandal

    05/29/2015 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Josh Duggar, Executive Director of the Family Research Council Action in Ames, Iowa August 9, 2014. Hunter Frederick, a Christian public relations expert once rumored to have been hired to help manage the fallout from the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Josh Duggar, star of "19 Kids and Counting," by the Duggar family, says the recent apology from the embattled Christian figure and his parents is not enough to sate the effects of the scandal that has engulfed the family. "I have no reason to think their apology wasn't sincere, but an apology is one small thing that needs to happen...
  • Gay Businessman Who Hosted Cruz Event Apologizes

    04/26/2015 5:02:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | April 26, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to gay marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.” Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening. “I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake,” wrote Mr. Reisner. The...
  • College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food at Science Fiction Event

    04/25/2015 8:39:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 88 replies
    It’s funny how liberals liked using the Salem Witch Trials are a metaphor for America, when it’s really a metaphor for them. Social Justice Warriors can see something offensive in a grain of sand and demand, and receive an apology. Welcome to Stevenson College. The letter you are about to read is real even though it sounds like it comes from the Twilight Zone.
  • Author of Discredited Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story Will Apologize Tonight

    04/05/2015 12:52:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of Rolling Stone's much-maligned story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia, plans to formally apologize for her mistakes, according to CNN's Brian Stetler.
  • Jihadi John apologizes to his family for having his identity revealed, but not for beheadings

    03/08/2015 11:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/07/2015 | By AMANDA WILLIAMS
    Mohammed Emwazi has apologised to his parents for bringing shame to the family after being unmasked as ISIS butcher 'Jihadi John'. But the 26-year-old executioner, who has murdered a number of western hostages, including two British aid workers, has not expressed any remorse for the barbaric killings. Emwazi's family have been forced into hiding since his identity was revealed. The Sunday Times reports that Emwazi had sent an apology via a third party for the 'problems and trouble the revelation of his identity has caused'. In the Islamic faith it is believed that those who disobey or disrespect their parents...
  • After Uproar, Ben Carson Backtracks, Apologizes for Homosexuality Comments [+video]

    03/05/2015 5:58:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    JoeMiller.us ^ | 03/05/2015 | Joe Miller
    By Fox News. Potential 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson apologized Wednesday for saying homosexuality was a lifestyle choice.“I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation,” Carson said on his Facebook page late Wednesday afternoon. “I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended.” Carson, a neurosurgeon, was attempting to clarify comments he made earlier in the day to Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day” show. “A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and...
  • VA Secretary Robert McDonald Apologizes for Misstating He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:04:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/23/2015 | PAUL H.B. SHIN and CHRIS GOOD
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans."
  • Tough Love

    02/23/2015 1:06:43 AM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Dear Moderator, I behaved in an overwhelming improper manner, inappropriate, irreconcilable with Free Republic's uncompromising standards of civility and professionalism. I demonstrated a regretful and terrible lack of respect, decorum and professional demeanor in the language used here at Free Republic in a previous post. As I mentioned earlier, I sincerely apologize for my behavior and again want to reassure you that such behavior will never occur again. To demonstrate the sincerity in which I have acknowledged having done wrong and offering my deepest regret and apology, I have taken to impose upon myself a one week moratorium on posting...
  • Dear World, We’re Sorry

    02/08/2015 6:32:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Dear World, How are you? You don’t have to answer. I know. I’ve been reading the news. It’s awful. And I know you’re looking to where the world has looked for the better part of the last century for leadership and moral clarity, to the United States. And I know you aren’t finding it there right now. For that, I am sorry. We Americans elected and re-elected a used car salesman to the most important office on the planet, and everyone got a lemon. The first time was because so many of our citizens have been conditioned to feel guilty...
  • Obama Apologizes to the French for Choosing Football Over Anti-Terrorism March

    01/19/2015 5:12:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Dear French personnes, I’ve been deep in thought while drinking a Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino at Starbucks, and feel like I owe an apology to you people for ditching France last Sunday. I realize over 40 world leaders and as many as three million people walked in the France Unity March to show solidarity against the fatal terrorist attacks on the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. As you know, I’m the most powerful man in the world, and up until the country started to go downhill under my administration, the U.S....
  • Steve Scalise and Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”

    01/02/2015 8:41:37 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    CHQ ^ | 1/2/2015 | George Rasley
    Scalise Apologizes For Event He Didn't Attend The venality and outright lies about House Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s association with David Duke’s racist organization, EURO, keep getting more obvious as Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy struggle to contain the damage keeping Scalise on the House leadership team is doing to the Republican Party. None of what Scalise has said to try to explain away his association with David Duke, and Duke’s principle Louisiana political operative Kenneth Knight, has passed the smell test, and the more Scalise tries to explain it away, the deeper...
  • Lapid: Israel Owes Its Citizens an Apology

    12/20/2014 3:51:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/14 | Orly Harari
    Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid has reached out to Israel's youngest voting population Saturday night, holding a question-and-answer session with 200 members of Yesh Atid at Tel Aviv's Tailor Made club in a pre-election appearance. Lapid was joined by MKs Yaakov Perry, Mickey Levi, Ronen Hoffman, Aliza Lavie, Pnina Tamano-Shata, and Boaz Toporovsky. "Israel owes you an apology," Lapid stated in opening remarks, "because for 20 years it hasn't been working for you." "You are the ones who are here today, you decide to take your destiny in your hands and lead the change," he added. "Yesh Atid came to...
  • Sorry Guys

    12/20/2014 9:18:27 AM PST · by lafroste · 81 replies
    lafroste
    I have tried to post an apology about ten times now. I apologize for me earlier threads. All I can say is don't drink and post. Hope you all have a great week. Don't shoot the messenger. The devil is in the details. Happy is as happy does.
  • POLITICO: Ted Cruz apologizes to colleagues over antics

    12/16/2014 1:29:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/2014 | MANU RAJU
    Ted Cruz privately apologized to GOP senators Tuesday for interrupting their holiday schedules by his surprise tactics that effectively brought the Senate into session over the weekend. According to five senators who attended Tuesday’s caucus lunch, Cruz offered the apology in unsolicited remarks, saying that he regretted if any of his colleagues’ schedules were ruined by his maneuvering. He didn’t say whether he would do something similar again, senators said. And unlike a contentious lunch last year after GOP senators pointedly blamed Cruz for prompting the government shutdown, no sharp words were directed at the Texas freshman at Tuesday’s lunch,...
  • Jonathan Gruber apologizes to Congress for ‘inexcusable’ political comments about Obamacare

    12/09/2014 8:01:01 AM PST · by FatherofFive · 117 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr
    Jonathan Gruber, the man at the center of Obamacare’s troubled public image, apologized to Congress for “glib” and “thoughtless” comments about the stupidity of the American voters and how the health overhaul passed, arguing he is no political expert and shouldn’t have posed as one in speeches around the country. “It’s never appropriate to try to make oneself seem more important or smarter by demeaning others. I knew better. I know better. I’m embarrassed, and I’m sorry,” Mr. Gruber, an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told the House oversight committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican.
  • 'I am so ashamed': Head bowed, daughter of Korean Air chairman resigns and makes humiliating public

    12/12/2014 9:43:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Henry Austin
    Bowing her head in shame, a senior Korean Air executive whose 'nut rage' delayed a flight made a grovelling apology for exploding with rage after her snack was served in a bag. Screaming Cho Hyun-ah, a senior vice-president at the airline, angrily demanded the removal of a crew member from a flight for failing to serve nuts in a bowl. She then forced the Incheon-bound flight to taxi back to the terminal at New York's JFK Airport to kick the junior flight attendant off the plane.
  • Rolling Stone apologizes for U.Va. rape article, admits ‘misplaced’ trust in evidence

    Rolling Stone magazine admitted Friday that their trust in the source for an article documenting a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia was “misplaced,” following widespread speculation about the story’s credibility. Managing Editor Will Dana apologized in a letter to readers Friday for the “discrepancies” in the accuser’s story. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/5/rolling-stone-apologizes-for-uva-rape-article-admi/#ixzz3L3JIvkJP Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Congressional Staffer Apologizes for Saying First Daughters Acted Classless at Turkey Ceremony

    11/30/2014 7:56:46 AM PST · by rktman · 91 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    A communications director for a GOP congressman has apologized for saying the first daughters weren’t showing “class” and were wearing clothes fit for a “spot at a bar” during this week’s turkey pardoning ceremony.
  • Scientist apologizes for his sexist shirt, but the Internet still wants women to shut up and die

    11/14/2014 4:46:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 147 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-14-14 | Rachel Feltman
    Matt Taylor, who's a great scientist and seems to also be a pretty cool dude, gave a teary, heartfelt apology for his choice of attire on the day of Rosetta's probe landing. "I made a big mistake, and I offended many people," Taylor said at Friday's media briefing, his voice trembling, "and I'm very sorry about this." With that, the briefing moved onto the science (as it should -- Philae's days are numbered, and we want to find out as much as we can from the little probe that could). Taylor seemed to have trouble speaking for a few minutes,...
  • Biden: I never apologized to Turkey

    11/03/2014 5:05:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2014 6:40 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden says he never apologized to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for claiming Turkey's mistakes helped foreign fighters enter Syria. In a speech last month, Biden said Erdogan had conceded to him that Turkey mistakenly assisted foreign fighters, including Islamic State extremists, seeking to depose the Syrian regime. …
  • The Joe Biden Apology Tour Hits Saudi Arabia

    10/07/2014 6:32:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/7/14 | tyuler durden
    Having accidentally stumbled upon the awkward truth - that many governments in the Middle East are either implicitly or explicitly funding terrorist organizations, such as ISIS, to fight Syria's al-Assad regime - Vice President Joe Biden has been doing the rounds the last few days apologizing for any inconvenience his Harvard speech last week may have caused. As Biden's spokeswoman explained, "the vice president apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria." Today it was Saudi Arabia's turn (following...
  • Biden continues to apologize; first Turkey, now UAE

    10/06/2014 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    McClatchydc.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Roy Gutman
    ISTANBUL — Vice President Joe Biden apologized to the United Arab Emirates Sunday for charging that the oil-rich ally had been supporting al Qaida and other jihadi groups in Syria's internal war, his second apology in as many days to a key participant in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists.
  • Germany Dedicates Memorial to Disabled People Nazis Killed, But is Abortion Eugenics Much Different?

    09/15/2014 8:29:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/15/14 | Eric Metaxas
    We should applaud the newest memorial in Germany. And maybe we need one of our own. I’ll explain.A few weeks ago, Germany dedicated a memorial to Nazism’s first victims: the disabled. The people of Germany have come to terms with their past.The question now is, When will we?The 80-foot glass panel unveiled in Berlin’s Tiergarten memorializes the estimated 70,000 sick and disabled people killed by the Third Reich as part of what was officially called Aktion T4 (and more informally, “Gnadentod,” which is German for “mercy death.”)There was nothing merciful about it. Between 1939 and 1941, more than 5,000 children...
  • ESPN apologizes for reporting on whether Michael Sam is showering with his teammates after practice

    08/27/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    I don’t get it. After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report.“ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”…In its initial response to the firestorm, ESPN reponded Tuesday: “In response to recent questions about Sam fitting in with the team, multiple...
  • Reid apologizes for racist jokes

    08/23/2014 7:59:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/23/2014 | Rick Moran
    Senator Harry Reid apologized yesterday for making "racist" jokes at a meeting of the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas. The Hill: "My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing,” Reid said in a statement to The Hill. The Democratic leader issued the apology after a video surfaced online of him joking with the crowd in Las Vegas about their ethnicity.
  • Pop-up ad creator: ‘I’m sorry’

    08/16/2014 5:12:53 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 17 replies
    CNN Money via News Channel 3. com ^ | August 16, 2014 | CNN Wire
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hate pop-up ads? So does the guy who created them. Ethan Zuckerman worked for the webpage hosting site Tripod.com from 1994 to 1999, when it was struggling to develop a revenue model. “Along the way,” he writes in The Atlantic this week, “we ended up creating one of the most hated tools in the advertiser’s toolkit: the pop-up ad.” The pop-up ad started as a solution to a complaint from a car maker upset that its banner ad was running on a page containing sexual content. Zuckerman wrote the code to launch ads in separate windows,...
  • PR Giant Edelman Apologizes for Calling Robin Williams' Death an 'Opportunity'

    08/14/2014 1:24:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    AdWeek ^ | 08/14/2014 | David Griner
    Edeman is usually tapped with helping brands avoid or disentangle themselves from public backlash, but the global PR firm instead found itself in the hot seat this week. At issue was a blog post from media relations strategy evp Lisa Kovitz, who said the suicide of comedian Robin Williams created a PR opportunity for groups advocating for better treatment of mental illness. "As we mourn the loss of Robin Williams to depression, we must recognize it as an opportunity to engage in a national conversation," she wrote. "His death yesterday created a carpe diem moment for mental health professionals and...
  • What could he be thinking? Pope Apologizes to evangelicals for the Church not collapsing enough

    08/01/2014 3:03:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 8/1/14 | tantumblogo
    Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Papa, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, the return. I have avoided over the past week or more the incredibly damaging and scandalous actions and statements by Pope Francis with regard to his evangelical buddies in the hopes these scandals might go away. But eventually it became too much to avoid. Apparently, TFG has been meeting and cavorting with these hucksters all summer. Scandal has piled on scandal. This is not a matter of translations, or spin. The statements are too cohesive, too similar, and repetitious...
  • Pope Apologizes for "Catholics who Obstructed Pentecostal Growth"

    08/01/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/01/14 | New Catholic
    We interrupt this Sandro Magister column for an important announcement: "The Temple of Solomon has reopened!" No, not the original Temple, of course: all over the news (cf. reports at the Times and in Forbes magazine), one can see the announcement of a bizarre gaudy 300-million-dollar supposed replica built by a Pentecostal sect in the largest Brazilian city, Sao Paulo. We wish to offer our readers a glimpse of how much the Catholic Church has "obstructed the growth" (in the Pope's words) of these Pentecostal communities in Latin America.
  • I talked her into getting an abortion. And then I ran into her at the store.

    07/20/2014 11:28:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Abby Johnson
    I used to have a standard line that I would ask people if I thought I recognized them. “Do I look familiar to you?” I would ask. I used to ask that question at least once a week, but I haven’t asked anyone that in at least four years. Four years ago, I saw a woman in a store and I knew that I recognized her. I could tell that she recognized me, too, because every time we would pass each other she would give me a little smile. Finally, I just asked, “Do I look familiar to you?” She...
  • Apology to an Anti-Chicken Bigot

    07/18/2014 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then I make a mistake and have to issue a public apology. Today, I am in the position of having to write a highly embarrassing apology to Brice Horton who was the subject of my recent column "Horton Hears the Who" and my not-so-recent column "Expel Brice Horton." My apology is largely motivated by Mr. Horton's recent threat to sue me for defamation of character. That written threat follows in unedited form: "Mr. Adams, I would appreciate it if you would delete your posts about me. My roommate is an attorney and says that we could go...