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  • Flannery O’Connor Was Not a Racist

    07/30/2020 10:49:33 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 7-30-2020 | Lorraine V. Murray
    Flannery O’Connor Was Not a Racist Lorraine V. Murray THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020 Note: Many readers were moved by Professor Smith’s column yesterday about the hypocrisy in Loyola University Maryland’s removal of Flannery O’Connor’s name from a dormitory because of vague charges of “racism.” We thought readers would also benefit from today’s exploration of O’Connor’s actual views about race. – Robert Royal Flannery O’Connor is the latest cultural figure to be canceled. The very title of Paul Elie’s recent article in The New Yorker, “How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor?” assumes her guilt. Jumping upon the cancellation bandwagon, the Jesuit president...
  • PTSD

    04/29/2019 2:01:00 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 107 replies
    Self vanity | Today | Self
    I was listening to the Larry O'Connor Show this afternoon on WMAL and while he was discussing the latest mass shooter atrocity at the synagogue in Poway, a caller named Todd called in and described being in shock that VA facilities had "no security checks" and after all, "veterans have PTSD" and "could bring a weapon in at any time".I tried to call in to the show to talk to Larry but he very shortly segued into Redskins football and the bored-sounding lady screener let me know that I wouldn't be on.First of all, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the...
  • Justice O'Connor announces she has been diagnosed with dementia, 'probably Alzheimer's'

    10/23/2018 7:46:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2018 | Ariane de Vogue
    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed in a letter on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with the "beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." "I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by dear friends and family," she wrote and added, "While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings of my life."
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Reveals She Has Dementia

    10/23/2018 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor, the first woman to ever sit on the Supreme Court, revealed on Tuesday that she is suffering from dementia and likely Alzheimer's disease. The diagnosis had been made "some time ago." "While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life," she wrote in a public letter. "As a young cowgirl from the Arizona desert, I never could have imagined that one day I would become the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court."...
  • Republican Troy Balderson wins Ohio 12thCD

    08/24/2018 11:03:08 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 68 replies
    Congratulations to Republican, Troy Balderson, who has won the Special Election in the 12thCD, Ohio. The Trump supported Balderson, joined a bevy of other Republican "Mid-Term" Primary winners in Ohio, MIchigan, Kansas & Missouri. The Democrat Party, wildly hailed, "Blue Wave" has yet to surface.
  • Balderson gains more net votes in two counties in Ohio’s 12th District

    08/22/2018 8:07:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    www.newcomerstown-news.com ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Republican Troy Balderson further expanded his slim lead after all votes were counted in Delaware and Muskingum counties, and Democrat Danny O’Connor is not close enough yet to force a recount in the hotly contested Aug. 7 special election to finish out the term of Rep. Pat Tiberi. Balderson, a Zanesville Republican who serves in the state Senate, held a narrow lead over the Franklin County recorder on election night, but the seven counties in the 12th Congressional District were still counting provisional and absentee ballots early this week. Two, Delaware and Muskingum, now have certified their final...
  • Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes

    08/08/2018 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Revel · 250 replies
    cincinnati.com ^ | 7:06 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2018 | Updated 9:00 p.m | Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati Enquirer
    <p>I can't post the article here since it is from USA today. So just go search for the title to find out that the democrats are finding uncounted ballots as usual. Of course this batch favors the democrat by 190 votes.</p>
  • Actress Alyssa Milano Blames Russians for Ohio Loss

    08/08/2018 8:13:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2018 | John Nolte
    Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano blamed the Russians after Democrat’s lost Tuesday’s special election in Ohio. “You know what sucks?” the 46-year-old actress wrote. “Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.”
  • Troy Balderson, Danny O'Connor make final pitches to rally 12th District voters

    08/07/2018 5:31:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 08/06/2018 | Jeremy Pelzer
    COLUMBUS, Ohio--As Election Day nears in what's expected to be the closest congressional race Ohio has seen in years, both major-party candidates for the 12th Congressional District agree the outcome will depend on one thing: turnout. With turnout for Tuesday's special election expected to be low, the race between Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O'Connor isn't hanging on which candidate can win the most swing voters. Rather, it's a contest to see who can get their party's faithful to show up. The 12th District, which runs from Mansfield down to north Columbus and east to Zanesville, has been won...
  • Poll: ‘Dead Heat’ in Ohio-12 Special Congressional Election

    08/06/2018 4:16:21 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 6, 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An Emerson College e-Poll released on Monday shows that Tuesday’s special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is a dead heat between Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson. The Emerson College Polling Society said in a statement accompanying the release of the poll: The final US Congressional special election before the November midterm elections will be held on August 7 in Ohio’s 12th district and it shows a neck and neck race: The Democrat, Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor has 47% of the vote and Republican, State Senator Troy Balderson is at 46%, 7% of very likely voters were...
  • Vote for Republican, Troy Balderson in the OHIO 12thCD Special election on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    08/05/2018 8:50:59 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    Voters in the Ohio 12thCD, cast your vote for Republican, Troy Balderson on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The Democrat, Danny O'Connor will be nothing but another Nancy Pelosi clone. Whatever Nancy tells him to so is done...no matter what he might say to you. A vote cast for O'Connor is a vote cast to destroy our great nation Republic. Support, POTUS, Trump, Support Congressman, Jim Jordan, Support & vote for Troy Balderson, Support, MAGA (Make America, Great, Again & keep her that way!!!
  • Amy Coney Barrett would make a politically shrewd replacement for Justice Kennedy

    06/30/2018 5:33:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | David Freddoso
    Michael Brendan Dougherty has some advice for President Trump that I think is worth repeating, in regards to replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy this fall: Appoint Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's recent addition to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The facts of Barrett’s life — that she is a mother of seven children, and that when she speaks about her Catholic faith, she speaks about God as if she really believes in His existence — will provoke nasty and bigoted statements from Democratic senators and liberal media personalities. Again...It won’t just be her faith. In 2012, a columnist chastised two Republican...
  • Sinead O'Connor not present for police welfare check after alluding to suicide.

    08/08/2017 1:04:54 PM PDT · by Reagan80 · 27 replies
    msn.com ^ | 08/08/2017 | Jon Blistein
    Sinead O'Connor is reportedly safe and not suicidal according to a note posted on her behalf to her Facebook page. The note was posted after the singer prompted concern with a video shared August 3rd, in which she discussed her ongoing battle with mental illness.
  • Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax

    04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Apr. 25, 2017 | Dan Njegomir
    Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Child’s play. It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulder’s Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week — for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations — is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorado’s severance tax on oil and gas production. Reached by phone today, Andrew O’Connor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ... “I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers”...
  • Obama nominates CIA watchdog to fill long vacancy

    06/16/2016 7:47:43 PM PDT · by Fedora · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2016 | Julian Hattern
    President Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agency’s next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office that’s been vacant for more than a year. If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to...
  • Justice Kagan Performs Her First Same-Sex Wedding

    09/23/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 9-22-14
    Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday that the same-sex ceremony was the first at which Kagan officiated. Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater...
  • 1984 Revisited: Archbishop O’Connor vs. Governor Cuomo

    06/07/2014 2:30:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 7, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    Shortly after John J. O’Connor became Archbishop of New York in March 1984, he found himself in a battle with the state’s governor, Mario M. Cuomo, which not only made national headlines but also had a profound impact on the abortion debate in America.It began when the archbishop said during a press conference: “I do not see how a Catholic, in good conscience, can vote for an individual expressing himself or herself as favoring abortion.” That didn’t sit well with Cuomo.  The governor, who in the early 1970s had been publicly pro-life, changed his position after losing a primary for lieutenant governor...
  • Sinead O'Connor pens open letter to Miley Cyrus

    10/03/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 103 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/03/2013 | Grady Smith
    I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way “cool” to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked...
  • IRS Adds Lawyer To Advise on Scandal Response (former Clinton admin aide Jennifer O’Connor)

    05/29/2013 3:41:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/29/13 | Evan Perez
    More personnel news from the Internal Revenue Service: The agency is hiring former Clinton administration aide Jennifer O’Connor to help it navigate the scandal over its reviews of conservative organizations. **SNIP** Ms. O’Connor didn’t respond to a request for comment. As we wrote earlier today, Mr. Werfel is also bringing an official from outside the agency as the IRS’s chief risk officer. Read the rest of the story at WSJ’s Washington Wire blog.
  • ICE Agent Suing Obama: 'Mr. President, You've Overstepped Your Boundaries'

    05/07/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-07-2013 | John Hill
    ICE Agent Crane to Obama: "Mr. President, you've overstepped your boundaries. It's your job to enforce the law, it's Congress' job to enact the law."- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane’s lawsuit could derail Obama’s four-year...