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  • Slain Richmond boy was father of suspect's child

    04/16/2014 8:51:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2014
    A 30-year-old woman shot and killed a teenage boy in Richmond after the two - who had a child together - argued over the victim's girlfriend, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Melinda Gaffney surrendered Monday to San Francisco police in connection with the April 8 slaying of Terrance Forks, 16, outside the Crescent Park apartment complex. Gaffney shot the boy during the latest in a series of arguments over Terrance's girlfriend, said Contra Costa County prosecutor Mary Knox. Gaffney fled in a Lexus that was later recovered, police said.
  • Looking for an an older essay on immigration focussing on failure to push assimilation and English.

    04/14/2014 2:05:13 AM PDT · by Yehuda · 13 replies
    unknown (Townhall?) | unknown | unknown
    A while back I read a terrific essay on why our failure to insist on more assimilation by immigrants (and immigrants' failure to speak English) was going to destroy America. IIRC, the essay was written (and may have been a speech) by a former Senator or Congressman, and was written in the form of "if you want to see America destroyed, then keep allowing this, and keep permitting that…" I'd appreciate any links to that essay.

    04/12/2014 5:19:46 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 47 replies
    04/12/14 | ealgeone
    Saw the movie God's Dead Not today. I highly recommend this movie to all Christians. It is a very powerful and moving show. It will be well worth your time. GOD'S NOT DEAD!!!!
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks

    04/09/2014 11:02:07 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    “Not content with a public disavowal, Brandeis has invited me 'to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue about these important issues.' Sadly, in words and deeds, the university has already spoken its piece. I have no wish to 'engage' in such one-sided dialogue. I can only wish the Class of 2014 the best of luck—and hope that they will go forth to be better advocates for free expression and free thought than their alma mater.
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/09/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 148 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 8, 2014 | James Hibbert
    The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. [snip]
  • Muslim Cleric Urges Homeless Women to Become Sex-Slaves

    04/05/2014 6:31:34 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 13 replies ^ | April 4, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Within the context of keeping the Syrian jihad alive, it seems there is no end to the attempts of some Islamic clerics to legitimize otherwise forbidden behavior in order to gratify the sexual urges of the jihadis and keep them fighting Syrian president Bashar Assad. First, there was the now infamous “sex-jihad” fatwa, which holds that any Muslim woman who willingly allows her body to be used by the sexually-deprived jihadis becomes herself a jihadi, if not a “martyr,” deserving of all the honor and rewards associated with those titles. (Much has been written about the sex jihad, including videotaped...
  • What Happens When Teachers, Delivery People And Fast Food Workers Don’t Care Anymore…

    03/28/2014 11:35:58 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | March 25th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore. The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing. Of course this is not true of everyone. There are still many Americans that are extremely hard working. But overall, it really appears that people are not taking as much pride in their work as they once did. Some of the examples that I am about to show you are quite funny. Others are more than just...

    03/26/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING.. The 40’s.. THE EYES.. If an adult looked at you, you froze.. The 50’s.. THE SILENT TREATMENT.. If they stopped talking, you stopped asking, or else.. The 60’s.. THE COMMAND.. Sit down and Shut up, and that was the last straw.. The 70’s.. THE DISCUSSION.. Let’s talk about this. The compromise.. The 80’s.. THE PAY-OFF.. If you stop, I’ll buy you.. The 90’s.. THE THREATS.. You told the school councilor WHAT? 2000’s.. ..  THE END.. You could do time Behind Bars for placing your kid in TIME OUT! YIKESDoes anyone have the number to a Bail...
  • Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

    03/19/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Dion Lefler
    A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents proving citizenship for new voters. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ordered the Election Assistance Commission to immediately add Kansas- and Arizona-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form. Those instructions will say that new registrants will have to provide documents proving citizenship before being allowed to vote, as required by state law. --SNIP-- The League of Women Voters and others have said requiring the proofs essentially makes it impossible to register voters in the kind of sidewalk or shopping-center drives that were once...
  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by chuckles · 16 replies
    vanity | 03/18/2014 | Chuckles
    A few weeks back, I was able to give a message at my church on Wed. night. The Spirit had been working on me for weeks and I couldn't even sleep thinking God had given me a warning about our country. The image was so vivid, It actually frightened me about a man walking a tightrope, shaking his fist at God. I decided to write this down from recollection of my notes. I was sick of being told I couldn't judge or I would be judged, and politics have no place in church. I think many preachers keep quiet to...
  • City wants cabbies to clean up their act, speak some English

    03/19/2014 7:04:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 18, 2014 | By Tony Bizjak
    It’s time for downtown cabbies to clean up their act, the city says. In an effort to rein in taxi drivers who the city says soil Sacramento’s reputation by offering poor or sloppy service, Sacramento officials have drawn up new ground rules: Drivers must wear collared shirts, slacks and closed-toed shoes. They must drive newer vehicles and keep them cleaner. They must accept credit cards. And they must take a test to prove they can speak some English and count change correctly.
  • The Savage Nation Weekly Thread - March 17-21, 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    03/17/2014 1:18:43 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 16 replies
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  • Ronald Reagan's Farewell Address

    03/16/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 3/15/2014 | Moneyrunner
    When the economy is struggling, people are jobless, government programs are failing, war clouds are rising on foreign shores and the American government is widely despised and feared, it is good to remember how we got out of the problems that Reagan's predecessor left behind. Ronald Reagan reminds us how he came to be so successful. [video at link] What's this address particularly prescient is that Reagan warned us against losing the culture. Without a culture that believes in the goodness of the country, the country is lost.
  • Respect the office of President? Why?

    03/10/2014 1:19:34 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 37 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 3/9/2014 | The Virginian
    Barack “Corpseman” Obama couldn't spell RESPECT, despite the fact that it’s almost impossible to misspell. That dreadful song by Aretha Franklin is burned in my brain thanks to hearing it played endlessly for years. It brought to my mind that one of the most popular refrains one hears from the media is that we should “respect the office” of the President. Like any slogan or piece of propaganda that is repeated incessantly, you nod and agree. But why? What does “respect the office” even mean? Synonyms for respect include: reverence, admiration, esteem, veneration, high opinion. But if the slogan is...
  • McDaniel College Probes ‘CMT Versus BET’ Event

    03/08/2014 2:52:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Baltimore CBS Local ^ | 8 March 14 | Mike Hellgren
    WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — Controversy on campus. A fraternity and sorority at McDaniel College are under fire after allegations of ethnic stereotyping during a party. Mike Hellgren explains why the party’s theme is upsetting so many. It has generated heated debate both on and off campus and could result in anything from a warning for the fraternity and sorority involved to the loss of their charters. A fraternity and sorority at McDaniel College are under investigation after holding a party in January with the theme “Country Music Television versus Black Entertainment Television.” In a statement, a McDaniel vice president...
  • Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption (From November 2012)

    03/08/2014 2:41:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 7, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    GAHANNA, Ohio -- Late Tuesday night, the pundits on TV began jabbering incomprehensibly along the lines of, "What does it mean?" The American people -- or, at the very least, a sufficient plurality of them -- decided that they want another four years of clumsy policy failures and vengeful "progressivism," as Democrats nowadays describe their agenda for wrecking what remains of our constitutional republic. Even before the unmitigated political disaster of November 6, 2012, a date that will live in infamy, the prospects of salvaging the United States were not particularly hopeful. Now, however, we are permanently and irretrievably screwed....
  • Zombie Studies Gain Ground on College Campuses

    03/05/2014 3:47:56 AM PST · by Makana · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 5, 2014 | Erica Phillips
    Kyle Bishop figured it was risky when he applied to a University of Arizona Ph.D. program in English eight years ago by proposing a dissertation on zombie movies. Prof. Kyle Bishop's undead treatise. McFarland & Company He was dead wrong. The program approved Mr. Bishop's proposal, and he is now chairman of Southern Utah University's English department. The 40-year-old has been invited to give zombie lectures in Hawaii, Canada and Spain. "It's clearly now acceptable to study zombies seriously," he says. Just as zombies—those mythical revived corpses hungry for living human flesh and gray matter—have infiltrated pop culture, they have...
  • Radio Host Michael Savage Designated As American Spokesman for Vladimir Putin Fan Club

    03/03/2014 3:52:30 PM PST · by scott55 · 73 replies ^ | March 3, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Radio host Michael Savage has trumped Matt Drudge's notorious tweet from last year that Vladimir Putin is the "leader of the free world." Savage on Thursday on WMAL in Washington, D.C. claimed the freedom fighters in Ukraine are neo-Nazis and his guest, former conservative Paul Craig Roberts, alleged that American neo-cons are secret Israelis provoking Russia.
  • The Savage Nation Weekly Thread - March 3-7, 2014 - 3pm to 6pmET

    03/03/2014 7:16:48 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 28 replies
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  • Who says Russia doesn't have a sense of humour? Closing ceremony mocks opening of Winter Olympics..

    02/24/2014 8:35:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2014 | Chris Pleasance and Mia De Graff
    From the opening ceremony with a malfunctioning ring, to police officers singing Get Lucky, the Sochi Winter Olympics have been a games to remember. But tonight marks the end for the highly controversial games, which are also the most expensive in Olympic history. Showing that the country has a sense of humour, dancers during the opening section of the show mocked the moment a ring failed to open during the opening ceremony. The joke was followed by an opulent show of ballet, circus performances and classical music, an ode to the country's rich literary history - before the Olympic flame...
  • A Crisis of Faith: Morality in an Amoral Society

    02/21/2014 8:46:17 PM PST · by jxb7076 · 39 replies ^ | 02/21/2014 | jxb7076
    If you were given unquestionable proof that neither heaven nor hell existed – no rewards or punishment after death and no afterlife - how would you live your life? Would right or wrong really matter? Would morality be an issue or would amorality be the norm?
  • Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate

    02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
  • The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness

    02/20/2014 5:56:37 PM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-19-2014 | Tyler Durden
    As I have confessed in the past, in my early years I found myself active in the Democratic Party and the general liberal methodology. I had no understanding of the concept of the false left/right paradigm. I had no inkling of the dangers of globalism and central banking. I had no concept of decentralization or non-participation. I had never even heard of libertarianism. I knew only that George W. Bush was a criminal (and I was right), but the problem went far deeper than the GOP. I was astoundingly ignorant of the bigger picture. However, what I did have going...
  • 'i Believe' by Communion the Hip-Hop Seminarian

    02/20/2014 5:44:13 AM PST · by mgist · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/14/14 | Seminarian
    I have hope that our youth understands we've gone wayward. The media doesn't report it, but numbers for Global Youth Days were in the millions. I see signs of hope everywhere. The number of seminarians has doubled in some places around the world. This video in the source url link says a lot, and is perhaps a nice share for young people.
  • America’s Self-Appointed Ministers of Culture

    02/15/2014 10:07:12 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 2/15/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Reader (Hey look at me! I don’t have to change the gender settings on my salutation! Take that Facebook), So, imagine you’re a young Saudi guy logging on to Facebook for the first time. It asks you to state your gender. It then gives you 58 options. You take out your fingers — the simple man’s calculator — and start counting along. Male, female, whatever uncle Ahmed is . . . okay three. I count three. What are these other 55 things?
  • Long-legged bird meets long arm of the law in Roanoke

    02/14/2014 9:40:52 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 24 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 2/12/2014 | ERICA YOON
    The couple and their five children are fond of unusual animals and urban agriculture. So the couple found an emu farm near Martinsville and brought home a chick about a year ago and named it Zazu. “It’s grown up with our family,” Mike Powell said. It started out sleeping in the couple’s bed. “Not the prettiest creature in the world, but we love it,” Mike Powell said. Today, it’s about 5 feet tall, and looks like a shaggy umbrella on long legs with large, reptilian feet. At the end of a long neck is a head with an expression that...
  • Grocery shopping used to look a lot different

    02/12/2014 6:07:35 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 69 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2014 | Carrie Taylor
    Sobering but neat vintage photos.
  • Tiger Mom Amy Chua: Three factors why Indians, Jews, Chinese do better than others

    02/09/2014 12:04:23 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 45 replies
    The Globe And Mail ^ | Feb 5, 2014 | Craig Offman
    Sounding a little wounded from the wrath that greeted her 2011 parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua has nonetheless jumped back into the pop-ethnography circus with a new book and fresh controversy. Written with her husband, fellow Yale Law School professor Jed Rubenfeld, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America posits another theory about collective identity, one that toe-tests – or perhaps leaps over – the line of political correctness: Some U.S. cultural groups, the couple say, are bound to be more successful than others. ......
  • Are Academics Culturally Taxed?

    02/06/2014 12:35:32 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 6, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Evidently, academics finally found a tax they don’t like. “‘Cultural taxation,’ is a term coined by Amado Padilla in 1994 as a way of describing the unique burden placed on ethnic minority faculty in carrying out their responsibility to service the university,” Cecil Canton, a professor of criminal justice at CSU Sacramento, states. Padilla is a professor of Psychological Studies in Education at Stanford. “He defined ‘cultural taxation’ as the obligation to show good citizenship towards the institution by serving its needs for ethnic representation on committees, or to demonstrate knowledge and commitment to a cultural group, which, though it...
  • The SAVAGE Nation! Feb. 3, 2014

    02/03/2014 12:19:33 PM PST · by fishtank · 47 replies
    Coomentary on the SuperBowl Coca-Cola idiot ad starts the show.
  • Russian president Putin defends Christian culture, Western values, condemns political correctness

    01/31/2014 12:11:49 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2013 | DivineSolja
    VIDEO: Russian president Putin defends Christian culture, Western values, condemns political correctness
  • History of the Super Bowl: Just another Religious Holiday?

    01/30/2014 2:04:02 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Bill Petro
    HISTORY OF THE SUPER BOWL The Super Bowl, also known as simply Superbowl — a territory acquisition athletic contest played upon a fixed agrarian grid using as a token an inflated porcine prolate spheroid — is the most important holiday of the year in America. Some will say that it is a secular holiday, others argue that it is truly a religious holiday. And there are many reasons why: it has a liturgy, lots of prayer, rituals, and indeed these rituals have changed throughout history. For example, it used to be that commercials were the part of the service...
  • Had The Grammys Gone God

    01/29/2014 1:17:28 PM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 6 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/29/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    It is often pleasant to wish ourselves to a magical world where all is good. It's our "happy place" and I'm sure we all have one. Mine used to include music and I would anticipate "music's biggest night" as a high point in the year. At one time the Grammys was about music. But like MTV, it is not about music anymore, but rather theatrics and agenda. There is a controversy over this year's broadcast about whether it was offensive to Christians. Not that anyone in the Academy of Recording Arts or the industry cares about offending anyone. Christians were...

    01/28/2014 12:59:37 PM PST · by truthxchange · 5 replies
    truthxchange ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dr. Peter Jones
    As if by magic, the stage morphed into a massive cathedral with imposing stained-glass windows and a marriage archway. High Priestesses “Material Girl” Madonna and pure “royalty,” Queen Latifah, then appeared on stage to join in marriage 33 couples of numerous sexual permutations, thereby sealing the new religion’s Oneist creed: all religions and all sexualities are One—to the thunderous applause of the thousands present, and to the approbation of millions of television viewers. The vacuous marriage sacrament of the “Grammys religion” and its further trivialization as an entertainment stunt, only underlines the spiritually empty gospel that Tinsel Town and its...
  • Three Major Faith and Culture Trends for 2014

    01/22/2014 7:35:33 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 15 replies ^ | 01/21/2014 | Barna Group, 2014
    January 21, 2014 - In the not-so distant past, institutions were trusted and valued as important parts of a functioning society—from government, corporations and schools to marriage and even organized religion. Yet trust in institutions is quickly giving way to a nation of cynics. New Barna research reports that Americans are ranking their confidence in institutions at abysmal levels. And this institutional skepticism comprises a significant backdrop for the major faith and culture trends of 2014... During 2013 alone, citizens lamented the failure of their leaders and institutions. From the government shutdown to Pope Francis' public callout of the Vatican...
  • "The Savage Nation" Radio Show Weekly Thread - Jan. 20-24, 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    01/20/2014 9:34:20 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 49 replies
    Join The Savage Nation Call Michael at 855-400-SAVAGE 855-400-7282 3 TO 6PM ET.
  • Sages On Stages Desperately Needed 

    01/18/2014 5:18:11 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 26, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
     [SUMMARY: Constructivism says teachers must teach less.]  It was the first premise of all schools throughout history: students would be educated by people who were themselves already educated. A biology teacher had to be an expert in biology; a history teacher must know history to teach history. Who would question the wisdom of these statements? This country’s Education Establishment now preaches a contrary view. Students must not be told that 2+3 = 5; this is not “authentic learning.” Essentially, teachers should stop teaching. The theory, generally called Constructivism or Discovery, requires that students (typically working in groups) construct knowledge for themselves.  This approach...
  • Judge denies Ohio man's request to go to funeral of daughter he's accused of shooting

    01/17/2014 10:56:04 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 01/16/2014 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati man jailed in the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter was denied his request Thursday to attend the girl's funeral, with a judge saying that public safety trumps his grief. In an emotional hearing in Hamilton County court, Judge Nadine Allen said that too many members of the public and some relatives are angry to allow Deandre Kelley, 34, to attend the funeral Saturday of young Shanti Lanza. Allen said the neighborhood where the funeral will be held is not particularly safe and that Kelley will have to "grieve symbolically." ~snip~ According to Hamilton County...
  • Injured Mountain Biker Endures Seven-Week Erection

    01/15/2014 8:01:40 AM PST · by fungoking · 56 replies
    Cbs atlanta ^ | 1/15/2014 | CBS local
    LONDON (CBS Atlanta) – A cyclist needed medical intervention at an Irish hospital because an injury he suffered caused his penis to remain erect for nearly two months. The unnamed bicyclist sustained an injury on the crossbar of his mountain bike that interfered with the blood flow to his penis. A medical report quoted in the Irish Examiner said the biker’s pain and bruising settled within days, but that he sustained ongoing “high-flow” priapism “with rigid erection”. After suffering in silence for five weeks, he finally sought medical attention. A hospital report said the initial examination “revealed no signs of...
  • Chris Kluwe Says He Wants Priefer To Get Help (short headline)

    01/08/2014 11:49:13 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | January 8, 2014 | Michael Rand
    As you probably know by now, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe went full-frontal on the Vikings last week -- accusing special teams coach Mike Priefer of being a "bigot" and implicating Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman by association. He charged that Priefer made anti-gay slurs in the locker room, and in his initial post at Deadspin, Kluwe wrote: "If there's one thing I hope to achieve from sharing this story, it's to make sure that Mike Priefer never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level." ... Interestingly, in a Tuesday appearance on...
  • SAVAGE NATION - 3:00 to 6:00 PM EST 1/7/14

    01/07/2014 1:33:58 PM PST · by MaryLou1 · 9 replies
    Tuesday 1/7 (sorry late again, I will remember tomorrow!) :D
  • Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

    01/06/2014 5:20:33 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Gospel Coalition ^ | January 6, 2013 | Trevin Wax
    I grew up in a fundamentalist environment. The church I was baptized in believed it was inappropriate for Christians to go to a movie theater. To this day, my grandparents maintain this standard as a bulwark against worldliness. The library at my Christian school had a variety of books for children, sanitized for Christian consumption. Encyclopedia Brown made the cut, but all the “goshes” and “gee whizzes” were marked out with a heavy black pen. No second-hand cursing allowed. Films without anything objectionable were allowed at school, but looking back, I see how this analysis was applied simplistically. I still...
  • SAVAGE NATION - 3:00 to 6:00 PM EST

    01/06/2014 12:20:06 PM PST · by fishtank · 32 replies
    Savage Nation ^ | 1-6-14 | fishtank
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  • Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriage On Hold In Utah

    01/06/2014 7:55:17 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 97 replies ^ | January 6, 2014 | Fox News
    The Supreme Court has put gay marriage on hold in Utah. The high court on Monday granted the state a stay in their same-sex marriage challenge. The decision comes after a federal judge last month ruled in favor of gay marriage.
  • Is Lovie enough to fill the seats?

    01/04/2014 7:07:59 AM PST · by 4Runner · 45 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Joe Henderson
    The first rule of public relations disasters is to change the narrative as quickly as possible. With that in mind, I’ll give Family Glazer a cookie for their rapid response in turning the 4-12 stench that was sooooo last season into a Loviefest. Well done. New coach Lovie Smith is a proven winner with local ties, and having a team that competes for the playoffs every year would certainly be refreshing. Call me jaded, though, on at least one big point. I’m not sure even winning automatically will fill Raymond James Stadium every Sunday and beyond. I think fans are...
  • One in five ‘brain dead’ patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...

    12/31/2013 5:21:36 PM PST · by sushiman · 22 replies
    12/31/13 | sushiman
    Savage moves to 12-3 PST and 3-6 EST on Jan. 1 ( first live show Jan. 2 ) .
  • Jonah Goldberg: Vulgarity invades entire culture; few options for escape

    12/28/2013 5:43:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies ^ | 12-28-13 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted]. I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I’d best not for fear of arousing the ire of the editing Comstocks. About twice a year, I quote a profanity from a public figure, using just the first letter of the word and then some bowdlerizing asterisks for the rest. No dice, my editor tells me. You’re writing for a family newspaper. There was a time when such standards were the norm at major media institutions in America....
  • Islamic report: Sharia science proves dogs can’t be kept as pets

    12/26/2013 2:13:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 23, 2013
    Putting aside the Islamic scientific proof that the earth is flat, or that Mecca is the center of the universe, the Islamo-centric information and cultural news portal Islam Online (of Doha, Qatar) has reported on Dec. 21, 2013, that Islamic Sharia Law proves scientifically that humans should never keep dogs as pets. Of the millions of websites on the internet, Islam Online ranks as one of the more widely read information hubs available world-wide. Their wildly popular Ask the Scholar section tackles the age old question if it's permissible for Muslims to own dogs as pets.
  • In a Car-Culture Clash, It’s the Los Angeles Police vs. Pedestrians

    12/26/2013 11:36:57 AM PST · by DariusBane · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 December 2013 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    LOS ANGELES — In a city of seemingly endless highways — with its daily parade of car accidents, frustrating traffic jams and aggressive drivers — the Los Angeles Police Department these days is training its sights on a different road menace: jaywalkers. It is not quite “Dragnet,” but the Police Department in recent weeks has issued dozens of tickets to workers, shoppers and tourists for illegally crossing the street in downtown Los Angeles. And the crackdown is raising questions about whether the authorities are taking sides with the long-dominant automobile here at the very time when a pedestrian culture is...