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  • Great clip of Dubya at portrait unveiling (original title woulnd't fit the title bar, too long)

    05/31/2012 12:37:00 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 36 replies
    At the unveiling ceremony of his official portrait at the White House today, former President George W. Bush got off some great one-liners!
  • Catholic University Says Obamacare Will Double Insurance Costs

    05/16/2012 2:55:39 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 14 replies
    The Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced it will drop health insurance coverage for students because the cost of the plan is expected to double under Obamacare. [...]The plan currently costs approximately $600 per year. However, Hernon said their health care provider informed them that under Obamacare, the policy would double in price to $1,200 and the following year it would triple. “We couldn’t believe the price (increase),” he told Fox News. “We had them go back and reconfirm it. They said it was dictated by coverage limits that were released by the Obama administration.” “At the end of the...
  • Former President George W. Bush says ride 'uplifting'(honoring veterans)

    04/29/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies
    “Riding with our vets is an uplifting experience,” Bush said. “It is an awesome feeling and an honor to be here with them.” Bush spent about a half-hour speaking with riders and taking photographs before traveling in his motorcade to the Courtyard by Marriott at the Historic Fisk Building in downtown Amarillo. The three-day event is a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride aimed at honoring veterans seriously wounded in the war on terrorism as well as support groups. The ex-president pedaled along 13.3 miles of rugged canyon trails with about 20 veterans, many them riding with prosthetic arms or legs, as...
  • Values Voters Summit: Alliances between Catholics and Evangelicals Needed

    10/09/2011 12:48:33 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Among the speakers at the "Values Voter Conference' were the Republican Presidential candidates. Hopefully, the effort of the Republican establishment to handpick the 2012 Republican nominee is failing. The candidates are now engaged in a robust and volatile primary contest to determine who will oppose the current President, Barack Obama, in one of the most important elections in American history. Some may feel my tone is too "strident" when I refer to our current situation in the United States as a "crisis". I am simply being blunt. We are in a crisis - and anyone with open eyes will not...
  • George W. Bush: 'One of My Objectives Is to Make Sure' Americans Never Forget Our Troops

    10/09/2011 12:20:19 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies · 1+ views
    DALLAS (AP) — George W. Bush says that after eight years in the White House, he's happy to be back home in Texas and out of the spotlight. But the former commander-in-chief tells The Associated Press there's one aspect of his presidency he still misses: interaction with U.S. troops. And Bush, who sent them to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says that despite his desire to remain largely out of the public eye, he wants to make sure veterans and military members know they still have his support. "I was a little concerned that our veterans don't think that I...
  • Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-Freedom Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

    09/29/2011 1:58:40 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 19 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/26/11 | Deacon Keith A. Fournier
    "The Founding Fathers got it right. The Founding Fathers got it right because of those fundamental principles: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They also got it in the right order. That wasn't an accident. "Their vision meant that you could pursue happiness in America as long as you don't infringe upon the liberties of somebody else. And you can pursue all the liberties that you want as long as you don't infringe upon the life of anybody else. And that starts with the life of the unborn." "The courts have failed the American people. Congress needs to enact...
  • Abp. Dolan's no-nonsense letter to Obama on DOMA

    09/22/2011 4:01:47 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 13 replies
    Dear Mr. President: I write with a growing sense of urgency about recent actions taken by your Administration that both escalate the threat to marriage and imperil the religious freedom of those who promote and defend marriage. This past spring the Justice Department announced that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court, a decision strongly opposed by the Catholic Bishops of the United States and many others. Now the Justice Department has shifted from not defending DOMA-which is problem enough, given the duty of the executive branch to enforce even laws it disfavors-to actively...
  • U.S. Attorney's Office Rejects Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent as Crime Victims

    08/11/2011 7:51:56 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 39 replies
    In a surprise move in a controversial case, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona is opposing a routine motion by the family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry to qualify as crime victims in the eyes of the court. The family asked to intervene as victims in the case against Jamie Avila, the 23-year-old Phoenix man who purchased the guns used to kill Terry. Such motions are routinely approved by prosecutors, but may be opposed by defense attorneys. However in this case, U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke argues because the family was not "directly or proximately harmed" by the illegal...
  • Christians ‘more militant’ and homophobic than Muslims: UK Equalities Chief (barf alert)

    06/21/2011 7:14:31 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 31 replies
    LONDON, June 20, 2011 ( – Despite Britain being an officially Christian country with a majority Christian population and a Christian heritage reaching back to the 7th century AD, the UK’s equalities chief has said that Christians need to “integrate” better into Britain’s “modern liberal democracy.” Compared to Muslims, he said, Christians are “more militant” and have a harder time blending in. “There are a lot of Christian activist voices who appear bent on stressing the kind of persecution that I don’t think really exists in this country,” said Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)....
  • 2012 GOP Candidates Sign Pro-Life Pledge; Romney, Cain Decline

    06/17/2011 3:24:35 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 167 replies
    Five of the Republican presidential candidates seeking the GOP nomination to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in 2012 have signed onto a pro-life pledge the Susan B. Anthony List has sponsored, but Mitt Romney and Herman Cain have declined. The Susan B. Anthony List today announced its Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge and said it asked all of the candidates who have officially announced a presidential campaign or exploratory committee to sign the pledge certifying they will not just check off the pro-life box but show true pro-life leadership if elected president.
  • Peter King Destroys Democrat’s ‘Racism’ Charge (Video)

    06/16/2011 12:07:24 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 15 replies
    Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) says the Committee hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons “can be deemed as racist and is discriminatory.” Richardson complained that the hearings were focusing specifically on Muslim radicalization and not others like the Aryan Nation. Rep. Peter King pointed out that the Democrats had control for four years and never once had a hearing on anything involving skinheads, Nazis, or the Aryan Nation. King said, “Suddenly this issue emerges when we start talking about Muslim radicalization…we have a judiciary committee to deal with other issues in the prison…If we find out that neo-Nazis are allied...
  • Video: New Jersey Gov. Christie cornered on homosexual views

    06/15/2011 11:50:43 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 56 replies
    LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, June 15, 2011 ( - One of America’s top conservative personalities distanced himself from his Catholic faith’s teachings on homosexuality, saying that he believes homosexuals are “born that way” and therefore it is “very difficult” to call homosexuality sinful. CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie in an interview that aired Tuesday night: “Is homosexuality a sin?” “Well my religion says it’s a sin. I mean I think - but for me? I don’t - I’ve always believed that people are born with the predisposition to be homosexual, and so I think if someone...
  • 64,000 Cases of Possible Voter Fraud Being Investigated in New Mexico

    06/15/2011 11:56:47 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 31 replies
    From the Santa Fe New Mexican: New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran has turned over about 64,000 cases of what she calls possible voter fraud to the State Department of Public Safety for investigation. That's more than 10 percent of the 607,700 people who voted in the 2010 general election in New Mexico -- and it's way more than the 37 cases of foreign nationals illegally voting that Duran mentioned at a legislative hearing earlier this year, the newspaper reported. Duran mentioned the 37 cases of illegal voting while testifying in favor of a bill that would have required...
  • Sarah Palin’s e-mails: ‘going rogue’ for life

    06/13/2011 10:57:33 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 16 replies
    June 13, 2011 ( - The Washington Post and The New York Times are recruiting their readers to help their journalists sift through 13,000 newly released emails to find information that fits the caricature that Sarah Palin is an insane, megalomaniacal power-monger - the last person Americans want in the White House. Unfortunately for them, it looks like a bad political investment: determined to unmask a monster, they’re revealing her humanity. In these emails, Palin is shown to be a mother, who also happens to be the governor of Alaska, and who lives the challenge (and joy) of being pro-life....
  • Santorum: Ryan Right on Medicare; Gingrich: GOP Should ‘Slow Down’

    06/13/2011 10:43:36 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    ( - Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R.-Pa.) drew a sharp distinction between himself and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) in the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire Monday night when he firmly endorsed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R.-Wis.) Medicare reform plan immediately after Gingrich reiterated his reservations about the plan. After Gingrich said Republicans should “slow down” on Medicare reform and that there were “certain things” he would do differently than Ryan in reforming Medicare, debate moderator John King of CNN asked Santorum if Republicans should slow down. Santorum said, “No.” “We have a $1.4 trillion deficit and...
  • Pawlenty was 'open to' mandate, a 'worthy goal,' in '06 speech

    06/06/2011 1:19:55 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 27 replies
    Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said in a 2006 speech that mandated health insurance was a "potentially helpful" -- but incomplete -- solution to the problem of the uninsured. Pawlenty described a Massachusetts-style mandate in his speech as "a worthy goal and one that we're intrigued by and I think at least open to," but suggested that the central health care problem was not forcing people to buy insurance but helping them afford it. Mandatory insurance has become the central legal and philosophical target for conservative critics of President Obama's health care overhaul, putting Mitt Romney -- whose MassCare, passed earlier...
  • Obama's Deceit

    04/16/2011 6:14:56 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Frank Gutting
    Okay, I have had it with this President's blatant dishonesty. His speech today was appallingly deceitful and misleading. This President, has spent more money and added more debt than any other President in history. This is not political rhetoric, this is simply fact! Barack Obama's budget deficit in March of 2011 was larger than the deficit for all of 2007! According to Obama's 2012 Budget Proposal, under Historical Tables, the budget deficit under George Bush first peaked in 2004 at $412 billion dollars. Between 2005 and 2007 the budget deficit declined by $252 billion to reach its low, under Bush,...
  • This Is a Crucifixion (a memeorable scene every union thug should watch)

    03/25/2011 8:36:44 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 8 replies
    A blog I read daily mentioned that the movie On the Waterfront would be on tonight. Rather accidentally, I came into a room--after soccer and football practices--with that movie playing. The movie is apropos given the recent back and forth about of how the Catholic church considers unions. This scene is one of the best scenes Hollywood ever gave a priest. But for some reason, YouTube is not letting me insert the scene, but it can be found here (about 5 minutes long).
  • Sen. Scott Brown will support tax money for Planned Parenthood

    03/22/2011 1:27:47 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 78 replies
    Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, is one of the only Senate Republicans who favor legal abortion. So today’s news that he will vote to keep tax money for Planned Parenthood is not shocking, but it is still disappointing. Catholics, especially in Massachusetts, can let their voices be heard by calling Senator Brown’s office at (202) 224-4543. Here’s the statement that Senator Brown issued today: “I support family planning and health services for women. Given our severe budget problems, I don’t believe any area of the budget is completely immune from cuts,” he said. “However, the proposal to eliminate all funding for...
  • Future prospects of marriage, democracy go hand-in-hand

    03/16/2011 1:35:40 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 4 replies
    The Catholic Voice ^ | Bishop Salvatore Cordileone
    It is a curious irony that in this moment of history, when people in a number of countries in the Middle East are agitating for change from dictatorship to democracy, here in our own country, the oldest democracy with a written constitution in the world, there is a movement of the ruling class toward taking more and more power into its own hands. The flashpoint for this movement? The hot-button issue of our day: marriage. The comparison of the Middle East and the United States, though, is just irony No. 1 among many others in the ongoing saga of the...
  • Unions and Catholic Social Teaching (Book review)

    02/26/2011 11:59:18 AM PST · by fabrizio · 5 replies
    The issue of labor unions has recently been a cause of much heated debate. Throughout the United States, there are many states facing budget shortfalls and are trying to rejuvenate struggling economies. State expenses are being slashed, and union benefits are just one of many expenditures on the cutting block for many states. Recent events in Wisconsin have caused many people to engage in the debate of union benefits, and many more are still left wondering where to stand on this current hot button issue. In his monograph, Liberating Labor, Charles W. Baird seeks to answer questions regarding how the...
  • Clarifying the fairness issue (Bishop Morlino of Madison WI)

    02/24/2011 7:42:07 AM PST · by fabrizio · 4 replies
    [...]I believe that the final question boils down to: is the sacrifice which teachers and other labor union members are called to make fair? The problem with responding to that question, of course, is that there appears to be no common ground in terms of what the word “fair” actually means among various individuals. Some believe that “a fair solution” would require sacrifice from everyone but self. The relativism of our culture and society once again does us grave harm, because the cultural response to the question of the meaning of “fair” is, “well, what’s fair for you is fair...
  • Arizona Sheriff Scoffs at Suggestion to Tone Down Rhetoric

    02/17/2011 4:56:18 AM PST · by fabrizio · 22 replies
    An outspoken Arizona sheriff has responded to a letter from the mayors of three border cities who asked him to tone down his comments on border security problems, saying, "feel free to 'drink the Kool-Aid'" of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke and President Obama. ... "The threat from an unsecured border is real, where 241,000 illegals were apprehended last year by the border patrol and an additional 400,000 got away just in Arizona alone!" the letter reads. "These are failing grades by anyone's score card." .... If your intent was to establish dialogue with me, you...
  • George Bush to sign book at Fort Campbell

    01/30/2011 3:28:14 PM PST · by fabrizio · 4 replies
    George W. Bush will be at Fort Campbell on Wednesday to sign copies of his presidential memoir, “Decision Points,” for soldiers and their families at the Post Exchange. The book-signing will be limited to people with a military identification. They must purchase Bush’s book at Leisure Travel Service on post, according to an announcement by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The book-signing will begin at 9:30 a.m. CST. The PX will open at 7 a.m. Soldiers and family members must buy the book between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday or Tuesday at the PX store. The books...
  • British Anglicans Preparing Mass Defection to Roman Catholic Church

    01/30/2011 2:26:12 PM PST · by fabrizio · 192 replies
    LONDON -- Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans were preparing Sunday to defect from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent, Sky News reported. It follows a campaign by a former Anglican bishop in protest at its stance on the ordination of women and gay clergy. Father Keith Newton has encouraged Anglicans to join the Ordinariate -- a special branch of Catholicism established by the Pope -- to welcome protestant defectors. Despite the efforts of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglo Catholics have begun leaving following the conversion of three Anglican bishops in mid-January.
  • Thomas Sowell speaks to TheDC about the financial crisis

    01/24/2011 7:15:27 AM PST · by fabrizio · 14 replies
    While you may need a forklift to get it on your nightstand, Thomas Sowell’s most recent edition of his popular guide to economics, “Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to Economics,” will aptly navigate all — from laymen to experts — through the treacherous subject that has seemingly stumped many as of late. Dr. Sowell recently spoke about his book with The Daily Caller and offered his insight on some of today’s most vexing problems: TheDC: Why did you decide to write the initial “Basic Economics” and how does this, the Fourth Edition, differ from the earlier versions? Thomas Sowell...
  • Fans Mob Billy Graham Library for Bush Book-Signing

    12/20/2010 2:11:26 PM PST · by fabrizio · 25 replies
    George W. Bush's book is atop the bestseller list, which could help explain the presence of hundreds of people who waited in line Monday at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., to have a book signed by the former president and former first lady Laura Bush. The event sold out in a matter of hours Saturday. Library officials would not say how many people obtained the wristbands necessary for admission. According to USA Today, in the week ending Dec. 12, Bush's book, "Decision Points," which was released a week after the midterm election reached No. 1 on the nonfiction...
  • Muhammad Ali Visits Former Pres. Bush At Book Signing

    12/18/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by fabrizio · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Former President George W. Bush was happily stunned when legendary former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali stood facing him. Bush was at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Phoenix today signing his book, Decision Points when the Greatest entered (with the Secret Service) to shake hands. With his famous comic humor, Ali sat next to Bush and held the book up as press and public snapped photos.
  • US Army chaplain says deployed troops take comfort from prayer

    11/12/2010 8:17:17 AM PST · by fabrizio
    Baghdad, Iraq, Nov 11, 2010 / 01:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Confronting one's own mortality on a daily basis can be overwhelming, but deployed servicemen take comfort and strength from prayers offered on the home front, according to Army chaplain Father Brian Kane. Fr. Brian Kane, a priest of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, is presently deployed for the second time in Iraq. He is Chaplain for the 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and oversees four battalion unit ministry teams which serve over 1,400 soldiers across the country. “It is humbling for me to serve such a dedicated group of men and...
  • Hannity Interviews George W. Bush (video)

    11/10/2010 2:30:55 AM PST · by fabrizio · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Hannity Interviews George W. Bush part 1 of 2 video here
  • President George W. Bush: Seeing Unborn Baby Shaped Pro-Life Views

    11/08/2010 10:32:35 AM PST · by fabrizio · 17 replies · 1+ views
    In a new interview to be aired tonight with NBC’s Matt Lauer to promote his new book, Decision Points, pro-life former President George W. Bush explains a startling conversation that resulted in forming and solidifying his pro-life views.After his mother Barbara Bush suffered an emotional miscarriage, “she said to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s the fetus,’” Bush told Lauer. During the interview, President Bush gestures as if he is holding a jar saying the former First Lady showed him the jar containing the baby and that made a tremendous impact on him. “I never expected to see the remains of the...
  • Chris Christie: “Delaware was a Missed Opportunity” – Video

    11/08/2010 12:15:55 AM PST · by fabrizio · 52 replies
    Here is video of Gov. Chris Christie on Meet the Press today, where he said the Tea Party Movement is a “net positive” for the GOP and the nation because of the core principles they advocate – which he said should be the core principles of the Republican Party. But when asked about Delaware and the U.S. Senate seat the GOP failed to take in last week’s Midterm Elections, Christie said Delaware was “a missed opportunity” for the GOP to get a “really good United States Senator” in Mike Castle. Christie supported Castle over the eventual GOP nominee, Christine O’Donnell.
  • Sen.-elect Paul: GOP must consider military cuts

    11/07/2010 2:06:31 PM PST · by fabrizio · 178 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen.-elect Rand Paul says GOP lawmakers must be open to cutting military spending as Congress tries to reduce government spending. The tea party favorite from Kentucky says compromise with Democrats over where to cut spending must include the military as well as social programs. Paul says all government spending must be “on the table.” Paul tells ABC’s “This Week” that he supports a constitutional amendment calling for a balanced budget.
  • Murkowski Likely has Insurmountable “Write-in” Lead in Alaska Senate Race – The Hill

    11/06/2010 2:26:54 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 81 replies
    The Hill is reporting that an Alaska-based Republican Pollster – Marc Hellenthal – believes GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski has an insurmountable lead over GOP Senate Nominee Joe Miller: THE HILL: . . . . . As it stands now, the number of “write-in” votes cast on Election Day leads Miller’s vote total by 7 percent. It translates into a lead of some 13,000 votes over Miller, meaning the Republican nominee will have to find a way to invalidate a sizable portion of write-in ballots to have any chance of defeating Murkowski. “Short of some absolutely astounding event, it’s over,” concludes...
  • CROWD ROARS AT WORLD SERIES As Bush Zings a Strike to Start Game 4

    11/01/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 102 replies · 2+ views
    What a moment! George Bush 41 and George Bush 43 entered the stadium together tonight to throw out the first ball at the World Series. THE CROWD ROARED. Then GW threw a strike to home plate catcher Nolan Ryan to start off game 4. Barbara Bush was taking photos in the stands. What a wonderful moment.
  • Pope: "states have a right to regulate immigration flows and defend borders and identity"

    10/26/2010 8:34:04 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 45 replies ^ | Pope Benedict XVI
    "The Church recognizes this right in every human person, in its dual aspect of the possibility to leave one’s country and the possibility to enter another country to look for better conditions of life" (Message for World Day of Migration 2001, 3; cf. John XXIII, Encyclical Mater et Magistra, 30; Paul VI, Encyclical Octogesima adveniens, 17). At the same time, States have the right to regulate migration flows and to defend their own frontiers, always guaranteeing the respect due to the dignity of each and every human person. Immigrants, moreover, have the duty to integrate into the host Country, respecting...
  • UN warns of humanitarian crisis in North Korea: 3.5 million women and children affected

    10/25/2010 1:28:49 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies
    The population suffers from malnutrition and chronic economic problems, most affected children, women and the elderly. Between August 2009 and August 2010 a "worsening of the crisis” registered. South Korean Minister: in the North there are 150- 200 thousand political prisoners in six detention camps. Seoul (AsiaNews / Agencies) - North Korea's population suffers from malnutrition and chronic economic problems; the most affected are children, pregnant women and the elderly, who do not have enough food to survive. This is what emerges from the latest UN report, released by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and dedicated to the human rights situation...
  • Bush: Elites “Didn’t Think I Could Read a Book, Much Less Write One”

    10/08/2010 12:31:23 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 90 replies
    In a rare public appearance, former President George W. Bush talked about life out of the limelight and took a jab at what the "elites" might be thinking of his upcoming book. "I have written a book. This will come as a shock to some of the elites. They didn't think I could read a book, much less write one," Bush quipped. Speaking at the University of Mobile in Alabama Thursday night, Bush talked about his memoir "Decision Points," [...] The 64-year-old said the tome gives some understanding to the decisions he made on tough issues like the handling of...
  • Newt Gingrich Out-Greens Al Gore? (2008 article, lest we forget)

    09/18/2010 10:58:00 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 10 replies
    FOXnews ^ | January 03, 2008
    The former House Speaker’s latest book, "A Contract with the Earth" co-authored with Palm Beach Zoo CEO Terry Maple, is an appalling paean to environmental naivete and taxpayer-subsidized profiteering. While the book’s theme — i.e., let’s all just happily pitch in and do what it takes to save the environment — may sound reasonable, at least on a superficial basis, Mr. Gingrich’s notions are often wrong or simply bizarre, and his prescriptions amount to little more than a full embrace of rent-seeking "green" business and left-leaning eco-activist groups, both of which often masquerade as "protectors" of the environment. The book...
  • Paladino wins GOP nomination for NY governor

    09/15/2010 3:58:58 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 69 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tea party activist Carl Paladino wasted no time in setting his sights on Democrat Andrew Cuomo after confounding pundits and rolling over the leaders of New York's Republican and Conservative parties with a stunning win in the GOP primary for governor. "Andrew Cuomo has to answer to the people," Paladino said Tuesday after defeating Republican Party designee Rick Lazio, a former congressman. Cuomo "is going to have to debate me. I'll debate him 49 days if there are 49 days between now and then." "He was never vetted. He came in on Spitzer's coattails," Paladino said,...
  • On Martha’s Vineyard, 'Miss Me Yet?' Bush T-Shirts Outselling 'I Vacationed with Obama' Ones

    08/22/2010 3:51:46 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 47 replies
    Picking up on a nugget (my tweet) surprisingly included in a Wednesday Boston Globe article, on Thursday night FNC’s Bret Baier reported in his “Grapevine” segment: “President Bush is apparently more popular than President Obama on Martha's Vineyard – at least when it comes to clothing.” Baier relayed the day the First Family arrived on the Massachusetts island: When the First Family vacationed there last year, Obama-themed trinkets were flying off the shelves. Now, the owner of a store called the Locker Room says this summer's best-selling shirt features Mr. Bush. And even Democrats are buying it. It reads: “Miss...
  • How To Lose A Guy In 75 Days (Bush 6 points more popular than Obum in dem districts)

    08/22/2010 3:41:52 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 20 replies
    Two years after his coattails helped sweep two dozen Democrats into office, President Obama is proving more a boon to Republicans than to Democrats during the midterm elections. His poll numbers are so morose that Democrats are planning ways to avoid his shadow, while Republicans plot strategies aimed at tying Obama to every incumbent member of Congress they can. The advice from Democratic consultants and strategists is almost unanimous: Run away from the president, and fast. A prominent Democratic pollster is circulating a survey that shows George W. Bush is 6 points more popular than President Obama in "Frontline" districts...
  • Obama Backs Mosque Near Ground Zero

    08/13/2010 5:54:30 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 512 replies · 2+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York and the nation. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our...
  • Mexican Teen Killed on Border Was 'Known Juvenile Smuggler,' Sources Say

    06/09/2010 1:23:15 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 22 replies · 143+ views
    Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka was shot once near the eye as U.S. Border Patrol agents on bicycles were "assaulted with rocks" as they tried to detain illegal immigrants on the Texas side of the Rio Grande. Huereka was charged with alien smuggling in 2009, according to sources who requested anonymity. Further details were not immediately available. "He is a known juvenile smuggler," a source told Fox News. He was also on a "most wanted" list of juvenile smugglers compiled by U.S. authorities in the El Paso area, sources said.
  • Funeral of Mgr. Padovese. Murderer, "I killed the great Satan!"

    06/07/2010 5:36:00 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 22 replies · 75+ views
    Iskenderun (AsiaNews) - Today at 4pm local time the funeral will take place of Msgr. Padovese, killed by his driver, Murat Altun, strangely "crazed" last June 3. Meanwhile, new details have emerged on the dynamics and motives of the killing that has prostrated the Turkish Church. The funeral ceremony will be held in the Church of the Annunciation, with the participation of the apostolic nuncio, Mgr. Antonio Lucibello, the Latin bishops of Istanbul and Izmir, the Armenian Catholic Bishop of Istanbul, as well as the priests in Turkey and representatives of international embassies. There will also be a delegate of...
  • Catholic bishop stabbed to death in Turkey

    06/03/2010 6:27:05 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 94 replies · 2,221+ views
    Istanbul - A top Catholic Church official in Turkey was stabbed to death in his home on Thursday, Turkish television broadcasters reported. The reports said Vicar Apostolic for the Anatolia region, Bishop Luigi Padovese, was killed by a driver in the bishop's home in Iskenderun. Further details were not immediately known. In recent years, nationalist extremists in Turkey on several occasions have attacked or kidnapped Christian clergymen in the country. Luigi Padovese took up his post in Iskenderun in southern Turkey in November 2004.
  • U.N. Demands Israel Lift Gaza Blockade Immediately

    06/03/2010 1:09:26 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 39 replies · 1,210+ views
    (RTTNews) - The United Nations demanded of Israel Wednesday the immediate lifting of its crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip following the deadly raid by its commandos on a Gaza-bound multi-national humanitarian aid flotilla. The crux of the problem behind Monday's stand-off was the long-running, crippling Israeli siege of the Hamas-ruled Palestinian coastal enclave, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in New York, describing it (the blockade) as "counter-productive, unsustainable and wrong." He called on Israeli authorities to provide a "full and detailed account" of the commando raid on six ships in the Mediterranean Sea's international waters which tried to...
  • Robert Davi Rips 'Family Guy' Writers At a Memorial Day speech

    06/01/2010 4:08:41 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 18 replies · 1,508+ views
    Nice video at the link
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Rubio in Fla. Senate Race

    05/05/2010 8:24:41 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 59 replies · 1,537+ views
    FOXnews ^ | Updated May 05, 2010
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is endorsing Marco Rubio's campaign for U.S. Senate. Bush, still popular and influential with Florida Republicans, has long been rumored to be a Rubio backer, but his endorsement comes less than a week after Gov. Charlie Crist decided to run as an independent rather than face Rubio in the GOP primary. Bush says Rubio is a passionate, principled leader who wouldn't change his views when political winds shift. Rubio says Bush has been an inspiration to him, saying, "Gov. Bush's service to Florida is immeasurable, as is his impact on my own...
  • Newsweek Cover Declares "Victory at Last" in Iraq

    03/01/2010 8:59:20 AM PST · by fabrizio · 11 replies · 1,543+ views
    For some on the Left, this picture ought to make their heads explode! A Mainstream Media publication is actually using the "V" word for what the United States has accomplished in Iraq! Newsweek has used the word "Victory" on its cover: "Victory at Last" it says, with a shot of President George W. Bush walking out of the picture under the headline. The article on the inside is grudging - they could not resist one more mention of Abu Ghraib - but it does admit that what President George W. Bush talked about in 2003 - a democratic Iraq -...