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  • Vanity: 2014 Idaho Republican Convention

    06/14/2014 7:58:28 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 8 replies
    Eye witness account | June 14, 2014 | Robin of Kingston
    As of 3:35 PM local time in Moscow, Idaho, the 2014 Idaho Republican Convention is history. And what a piece of history it is! The fireworks started a couple weeks prior to the convention, in events surrounding reorganizational meetings for county Republican Central Committees throughout the state. These are meetings in which officers are elected; sometimes the old ones are reelected, sometimes new ones are elected. Also at these reorg meetings delegates for the convention are elected. Operative word, "elected." This year, there were abnormalities in three counties that drew complaints that were subsequently handed off to the Credentials Committee...
  • Own a Gun? (subject of email to me)

    09/30/2011 6:01:31 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 51 replies
    email to me | September 30, 2011 | Unknown
    TAKES 10 SECONDS ... DO IT AND PASS IT ON Own a Gun? Please Keep This Moving Guess they were not happy with the poll results the first time so USA today is running another one... Vote now Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all...

    04/20/2011 3:28:05 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Idaho Governors Office ^ | April 20. 2011 | Mark Warbis
    C.L. “Butch” Otter GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jon Hanian April 20, 2011 (208) 334-2100 11:028 GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITS STATE AGENCIES FROM IMPLEMENTING OBAMACARE (BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter issued an executive order today imposing a State prohibition on receiving federal funding for or otherwise implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – often called “Obamacare.” Executive Order 2011-03 uses portions of House Bill 298, a so-called “nullification bill” that was approved by the Legislature this year. The executive order directs State agencies not to establish new programs, promulgate rules or accept federal funding...
  • Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia

    05/11/2010 10:20:48 AM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 24 replies · 536+ views ^ | 5/10/2010 | Dan Popkey
    Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia, says Submitted by Dan Popkey on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 9:39am. First Congressional District Republican candidate Vaughn Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia, reported Sunday. But Ward's campaign manager, Ryan O'Barto, said Ward did not support Democratic state Rep. Jim Hansen of Boise when he interned for him for college credit in 1989 or 1990 at the Legislature. O'Barto also told that the records of the Virginia Democratic Party that show Ward as a volunteer for Gov. Tim Kaine in 2005 must be a mistake and that Ward...
  • elca decisions explained

    11/02/2009 2:37:21 PM PST · by RobinOfKingston · 2 replies · 283+ views
    YouTube ^ | Oct 16, '09 | schmeckenbeckens
    From the comments section: In my other life (the life that pays my salary), I am sinfully proud of my ability to correctly use terms and to grasp semantics. David Swartling, who is my secret hero, has made it impossible for me to ever again use the phrase "simple majority." I now, belatedly, grasp the difference between "vision" and "visions." I'm laughing out loud. Perhaps this distinction could be made into a YouTube video... Sincere thanks for your good work for this church, and a big shalom to you.
  • obama, cuba, and a Lutheran theologian's journey

    05/13/2009 12:30:42 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 8 replies · 498+ views
    elca news service ^ | May 13, 2009 | john brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE May 13, 2009 Obama, Cuba and a Lutheran Theologian's Journey 09-115-SH CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Hurricane season came faster than anyone expected in 1965. Violent waves shook and tossed the boat carrying 15-year-old Alicia Vargas. Terrified and seasick, she clutched a tiny cross in her hand and prepared to die. That's how Vargas emigrated from Cuba to Florida with her sister, mother, father and grandmother, Spanish-speaking Catholics. She's now a 58-year-old theologian and ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She's also a scholar of "mujerista" theology, which she defines as "Latina women's theology." Vargas...
  • elca presiding bishop Speaks to Antipoverty Activists

    05/05/2009 9:16:51 AM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 3 replies · 265+ views
    elca news service ^ | May 5, 2009 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE May 5, 2009 ELCA Presiding Bishop Speaks to Antipoverty Activists 09-104-JD WASHINGTON (ELCA) - The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), spoke to more than 1,200 faith-based and antipoverty activists here at the Mobilization to End Poverty event, April 26-29. He called on participants to "hold each other accountable" for the work they are doing to end poverty. The event was held to engage participants in making antipoverty work a political priority. Hanson was one of six speakers at the "Church Leaders Roundtable -- Uniting and Mobilizing the Church...
  • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Tea Party (North Idaho)

    04/15/2009 8:10:42 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 12 replies · 1,096+ views
    Personal observations | April 15, 2009 | me
    Just got back from the North Idaho Tea Party. GREAT GATHERING! The crowd was All-American - young and old, boys and girls, men and women, fat, skinny and in between. We met on the North Shore of Coeur d'Alene Lake. Right in the middle of town. I am sure the crowd was over 1,000 people. Very lively, but typically well behaved. TV crews from two local stations were there. Local for us is Spokane, WA. Great speakers. One young man named Brock [10 years old] stole the show with Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech. He...
  • Made by a 15 year old girl

    04/02/2009 8:09:29 AM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 60 replies · 3,512+ views
    an email to me this morning ^ | 2009 | don't know her name
    This puts to shame the output of a number of Hollywood producers and/or directors. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! This film was made by a 15 year old girl. It is the hottest thing on the internet and on Fox News today. Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together, is 15 years old. There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missed it, here it is. Watch all of it.......and, pass it on!!
  • Lutheran Theologians Respond to ELCA Task Force Documents

    03/20/2009 3:10:26 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 23 replies · 967+ views
    elca news service ^ | March 20, 2009 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE March 20, 2009 Lutheran Theologians Respond to ELCA Task Force Documents 09-069-MRC CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Three theologians of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) responded unfavorably to content in two documents released by the Task Force for ELCA Studies on Sexuality. The task force released Feb. 19 a proposed social statement on human sexuality and a report recommending a process to consider changes to ministry policies that could make it possible for Lutherans in committed same-gender relationships to serve as ELCA associates in ministry, deaconesses, diaconal ministers and ordained ministers. Recommendations for both documents will be...
  • Augsburg Fortress Publishers Announces Changes in Business Model

    11/07/2008 3:18:43 PM PST · by RobinOfKingston · 6 replies · 617+ views
    elca news service ^ | Nov 7, 2008 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE November 7, 2008 Augsburg Fortress Publishers Announces Changes in Business Model 08-186-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Minneapolis, announced Nov. 7 significant changes in its business operations. The publisher will focus its ministry on its "two most important callings"-- group-use materials for congregations, such as faith formation and worship materials, and textbooks and monographs for higher education, said Beth A. Lewis, Augsburg Fortress president and chief executive officer. Based on a year of analysis of market and business research, a strategic plan for the publisher's new...
  • ELCA Advocacy Offices Purchase Carbon Offset Credits

    12/13/2007 12:48:55 PM PST · by RobinOfKingston · 33 replies · 221+ views
    elca news service ^ | 12/13/2007 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE December 13, 2007 ELCA Advocacy Offices Purchase Carbon Offset Credits 07-205-AL WASHINGTON (ELCA) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Washington Office, ELCA Corporate Social Responsibility, Pittsburgh, and Lutheran Office for World Community, New York, have purchased carbon offset credits to mitigate their carbon emissions accumulated through air travel. "Our offices have been working to reduce our carbon footprints by turning off lights and power strips when we're not in our offices, for example. But short of turning off all electricity and ceasing to travel, it's very difficult to eliminate your carbon emissions entirely," said Mary...
  • Study: Twice as Much Sex on TV

    11/09/2005 12:34:05 PM PST · by RobinOfKingston · 49 replies · 1,608+ views ^ | Nov 9, 2006 | Carl Limbacher / staff
    With Carl Limbacher and Staff For the story behind the story... Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 2:40 p.m. EST Study: Twice as Much Sex on TV Television these days is loaded with sex, sex, sex - double the number of sex scenes aired seven years ago, says a study out Wednesday. And the number of shows that include "safer sex" messages has leveled off, it said. There were nearly 3,800 scenes with sexual content spotted in more than 1,100 shows researchers studied, up from about 1,900 such scenes in 1998, the first year of the Kaiser Family Foundation survey. Vicky...
  • Dred Scott and Terri Schiavo . . .

    04/11/2005 7:56:09 AM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 71 replies · 1,658+ views ^ | April 2, 2005 | Gary Amos
    Dred Scott and Terri Schiavo The Long and Tortured Death of the 14th Amendment At the Hands of the Federal Judiciary Gary Amos Copyright, April 2, 2005 All Rights Reserved. At the Nuremberg War Crimes trials in Germany at the end of World War II, observers were struck by the seeming inability of the Nazis to think, particularly to be able to think from anyone else=s perspective. The accused seemed trapped in the straightjacket of Nazi cliches and Hitlerian slogans. For them there was no other reality . . . no other system of values. There was no second or...
  • Bill Maher: Christians have neurological disorder

    02/18/2005 8:16:23 AM PST · by RobinOfKingston · 88 replies · 2,300+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 18, 2005 | Unk
    Bill Maher: Christians have neurological disorder Says parents 'drill' religion into kids' heads using biblical 'fairy tales' Posted: February 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Bill Maher Television personality Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," says Christians and others who are religious suffer from a neurological disorder that "stops people from thinking." Appearing as a guest on MSNBC's "Scarborough County" this week, Maher told host Joe Scarborough: "We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think that religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies....