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  • Seven Reasons To Hope For America

    05/25/2015 5:22:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 05/25/2015 | Don Feder
    Sometimes conservatives seem to be misery junkies. It's like we get a psychic thrill from telling each other that the end of the world is at hand. Admittedly, everything isn't coming up roses. That scent in the air isn't from flowers. But there's still more cause for comfort than despair. "Let not your heart be troubled." Here are seven reasons to hope for America. 1. There's an explosion of conservative activism – According to the latest Gallup poll, 38% of Americans are self-identified conservatives, against only 24% who call themselves liberals, and 34% moderates. Even after six and a half...
  • Taken by Raúl - Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

    05/25/2015 4:38:54 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 05/15/2015 | J.C. Derrick
    Maranatha First Baptist Church is one of the largest congregations in Holguín, Cuba . . In early May Pastor Amado Ramírez Oliveros reported the long-awaited answer: Cuban authorities not only denied the construction permit, they announced the government is seizing the property that has belonged to the Eastern Baptist Convention since 1947. Maranatha will be forced to pay an unannounced amount of “rent” if it wants to remain in its building.
  • At Mosque, Brazil Celebrates First Place in Religious Freedom

    05/25/2015 5:51:21 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 13 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    At Mosque, Brazil Celebrates First Place in Religious Freedom Brazil ahead of the United States in religious freedom, according to Pew Research Center By Julio Severo Brazil lost the world soccer cup last year, but at least it is being celebrated for achieving the first place in religious freedom in late April, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, in a report by the Religious News Service. On April 29, Latin America’s largest and oldest mosque, Mesquita Brasil, brought some 700 leaders together for its Celebration of Religious Freedom where Muslims, Afro-Brazilian (similar to voodoo) adherents, Mormons, Sikhs,...
  • Pope Francis admits to having not watched TV since 1990 and never using the internet after making…

    05/25/2015 5:16:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:55 EST, 25 May 2015 | Hannah Roberts
    Pope Francis has claimed that he hasn’t watched TV since 1990 after making a promise to the Virgin Mary. The Pope said that he didn’t even watch the matches of his football team San Lorenzo de Almagro back in Buenos Aires, but got a Swiss Guard to update him regularly on match results and league table positions. In an interview with an Argentinian newspaper, he said there was no particular reason for his vow—he simply decided: “It’s not for me.” […] The Pope said that he doesn’t surf the internet either, and reads only one newspaper for ten minutes in...
  • Putin and the Neoconservatives

    05/24/2015 7:05:24 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 26 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Putin and the Neoconservatives By William Pfaff Comment by Julio Severo: This article was kindly sent and recommended to me by a Pentecostal minister in the U.S. Its author, William Pfaff, said, “The resemblance of President Putin’s ambitions for his Russia to those of the neoconservatives in the contemporary United States bear a striking formal resemblance in the wish of both to recall a romanticized past.” For pro-family Christians, the important point is whether a president supports a pro-family agenda or anti-family agenda. We supported George W. Bush because of his generally pro-life stances, even though his neocon decision...
  • Foundations plan to pay news media to cover radical UN agenda

    05/25/2015 7:44:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 2015 | George Russell
    EXCLUSIVE: The United Nations Foundation created by billionaire Ted Turner, along with a branch of media giant Thomson Reuters, is starting to train a squadron of journalists and subsidize media content in 33 countries—including the U.S. and Britain--in a planned $6 million effort to popularize the bulky and sweeping U.N.-sponsored Sustainable Development Goals, prior to a global U.N. summit this September. where U.N. organizers hope they will be endorsed by world leaders. The unprecedented media push is formally intended to start on May 25 but is already underway. It is intended to help breathe some new life into a sprawling...
  • JOE BIDEN SAYS BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIANS VIOLATE LGBT RIGHTS BY SIMPLY EXISTING [Isaiah 5]

    05/25/2015 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 110 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 5/19/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV) Vice President Joe Biden say today that the rights of the LGBT people are violated by “religious condemnation”. He is directly referring to Bible verses like the one posted at the top of...
  • Pope Francis: Poverty, corruption and human trafficking are the worst evils of our time.

    05/25/2015 11:55:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 24, 2015 | Pope Francis
    La Voz del Pueblo: What are the worst evils that beset the world today? Pope Francis: Poverty, corruption and human trafficking. I can be wrong with the statistics, but what will you tell me if I ask you: When it comes to spending, what thing in the world comes after food, clothing and medicine? The fourth is cosmetics and the fifth are pets. That is serious. Pet care is like love that is somewhat programmed; that is, I can program the loving response of a dog or a little cat, and I do not need to have the experience of...
  • Cardinal Tagle: Church should not look to 'idealized past' with nostalgia

    05/25/2015 9:36:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | May 22, 2015 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Philippines Cardinal Luis Tagle -- often cited as a possible successor to Pope Francis -- has called on Catholics to avoid looking to the pre-Second Vatican Council church with a sense of nostalgia, but to embrace and live out the council's sense of openness to the modern world.
  • GLOBAL WARMING? THE POPE IS WRONG

    05/24/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 40 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | April 27,205 | ALAN CARUBA
    Global Warming? The Pope is Wrong April 27, 2015 Alan Caruba My thoughts regarding the Pope are rooted in my knowledge of the long record of lies, false predictions, and claims by various environmentalists over the years. When the Vatican announced it would hold a conference on April 28 called “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development”, I wondered why the Vatican is not holding a conference to organize the protection of Christians—particularly in the Middle East—against the wholesale genocide that is occurring. The Pope is not alone in this. There appears to...
  • Polish president concedes election defeat to conservative challenger

    05/24/2015 5:45:07 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/24/2015 | Pawel Sobczak and Agnieszka Barteczko
    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday's presidential election, a result that will set alarm bells ringing for the government, which faces its own election race later this year. Komorowski had originally been seen as a shoo-in for another term in office, and his defeat reflected a desire among voters for new faces, and a sense that Poland's new-found prosperity was not being shared out equally. The outgoing president, an ally of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, announced he was conceding defeat after an exit poll showed he had won 47 percent to 53 percent...
  • Environmentalists fail in bid to revoke GOP senator’s degree

    05/24/2015 12:13:14 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 5-21-15 | Tori Richards
    A Washington state senator has survived a campaign by Western Washington University students who demanded their school revoke his master’s degree because he’s not radical enough on global warming. Doug Ericksen, a Republican and chair of Washington’s Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, has blocked efforts to force businesses and residents to go green, but he supports voluntary compliance. He opposes mandated cap-and-trade programs and low-carbon fuel standards. But the effort to yank Ericksen’s degree — he earned his MA in political science and environmental policy at WWU — met with a stiff rebuke last week from the university’s president....
  • Green Activists Explain How To Brainwash Children With Climate Pornography

    05/24/2015 11:15:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 May 2015 | James Delingpole
    As the Jesuits almost said: “Give a child until he is seven and I will show you the fully indotcrinated, yogurt-weaving, polar-bear-hugging eco-loon.” Such, at any rate, has been the message at one of the panel discussions at this year’s luvvie-fest of impeccably correct thinking, the Hay Literary Festival, where a group of “CliFi” (climate fiction) authors have been singing the praises of brainwashing the impressionable young through the medium of kiddie-friendly climate pornography. […]David Thorpe, author of the book Stormteller, said […] “You can try to be seriously subversive and try to infect their minds with these viral ideas...
  • The Only People Denying Climate Change Are Those Calling Others Climate Change Deniers

    05/24/2015 11:10:09 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Dr. Tim Ball
    Current attacks on those who question the science of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are signs of desperation. You can detect the exasperation in this comment by President Obama. “So unfortunately, inside of Washington we’ve still got some climate deniers who shout loud, but they’re wasting everybody’s time on a settled debate,” Obama said, doubling down on remarks made during his State of the Union Address this year by adding that, “Climate change is a fact.” Whoever said it wasn’t a fact? Does the President believe that if humans disappeared climate change would stop? If he does, it...
  • Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church

    05/24/2015 11:05:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 68 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 05-23-2015 | Damian Thompson
    Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous margin – 62 per cent. Never before has a country legalised the practice by popular vote. It would be naive to ask: how could this happen? Hatred of the Church is one of the central features of modern Ireland, thanks not only to the paedophile scandals but also to the joyless quasi-Jansenist character of the Irish Church, which was handed complete control of education in the Free State after partition in 1922. (Many of its priests were outstandingly holy and...
  • Liberation Theology, a KGB Invention? That Is Way Too Simple...

    05/24/2015 8:32:37 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Liberation Theology, a KGB Invention? That Is Way Too Simple... Luiz SĂ©rgio Solimeo Preface by Julio Severo: Recently, a former communist from Romania said that Liberation Theology, which is predominant in Latin America, was exclusively created by the KGB. I do not doubt the KGBÂ’s malevolence, but other voices, especially from Latin America, can shed a better light on this issue. Luiz SĂ©rgio Solimeo is a conservative Catholic Brazilian who has written an insightful article in Portuguese about Liberation Theology, and I have asked him to translate it into English. To further help our understanding, I mention an interesting...
  • Progressive Catholics Organize to Promote Pope Francis’s Climate Change Message

    05/24/2015 12:15:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2015 | Breitbart News
    NEW YORK (AP) — There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines. When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks, a network of Roman Catholics will be ready. These environmental advocates – who work with bishops, religious orders, Catholic universities and lay movements – have been preparing for months to help maximize the effect of the statement, hoping for a transformative impact in the fight against global warming. “This is such a powerful moment,” said Patrick Carolan,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 May 2015

    05/24/2015 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 114 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 24 May 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 24th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 229 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 22 May 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh molested young girls and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up 19 Kids and Counting has been taken off the air. The show has not been officially cancelled at this time, but has been removed from the network's lineup. The move comes one day after Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the family featured on the program, admitted that he molested young girls when he was a teenager. Making matters worse, it was also revealed that his parents worked...
  • To Those Celebrating Josh Duggar's Fall: Congratulations. You Still Lose.

    05/22/2015 11:56:44 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 65 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/22/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1211" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image credit: Washington Post[/caption] Many people have been hoping for this day for years.  The day when the Duggars fell.  Today they got their wish. By “the Duggars” I mean any member of the Duggar extended family—the ones “as seen on TV” in their hit show “19 Kids and Counting.”  And by “fell” I mean not just dipping below the sainted status conveyed by their television persona, but really falling in a public, humiliating and tragic way. Josh Duggar publicly confessed that accusations of his being investigated for child abuse 12 years ago are true. "Twelve...
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....
  • Duggar Son Allegedly Admitted to Sexually Molesting Minor Girls Including Sisters

    05/21/2015 5:27:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 166 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/21/2015
    Josh Duggar, one of the members of the family that stars in TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" ... was the subject of a police investigation for allegedly sexually molesting 5 girls, some of whom are his sisters. The story was broken by In Touch Weekly, but TMZ has confirmed with law enforcement that Josh Duggar -- who was around 14 at the time -- was the alleged molester against 5 girls starting in 2002. According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him...
  • Josh Duggar resigns from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations

    05/21/2015 5:18:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | 21 MAY 2015
    Josh Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," resigned his position at the Family Research Council Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim. The 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, who In Touch Weekly identified as Josh Duggar allegedly committed the assaults. The incidents date back to 2002 when Duggar would have been 14 years old. In the 33-page police report that FOX411 viewed, the name of the Duggar family members in question are redacted throughout.
  • Duggar sibling sexually assaulted sisters, another female, according to police report

    05/21/2015 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 58 replies
    A 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim.
  • Josh Duggar 'was subject of molestation claims in 2005 and was turned in by his father Jim Bob'

    05/19/2015 6:34:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 May 2015 | Chris Spargo
    A new report claims that 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar was named in an underage sexual abuse probe. According to InTouch, Josh's father Jim Bob turned him in to Arkansas State Police after 'he caught him leaving a young girl’s bedroom and learned something inappropriate happened.' The charge being pursued at that time was sexual assault in the fourth deg
  • ‘We Will Not Obey’: Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience if Gay Marriage Legalized

    04/29/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/29/2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.</p> <p>“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.”</p>
  • Thousands to join March for Marriage in D.C. Sat. under shadow of Supreme Court hearing

    04/24/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Saturday, thousands of pro-family Americans are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for the third annual March for Marriage.Organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), March-related events will begin at noon, with a rally from 12:00-1:00, and then the march itself at 1:00. Participants will gather at the mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage," or if states should be allowed to make their own marriage policy.The will take place...
  • Who Will Win the Duggar Primary?

    03/05/2015 9:26:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Murphy
    The reality show clan backed Mike Huckabee in '08 and Rick Santorum in '12. Now, they may face a real tough choice. It may be that the fastest-growing demographic in the Republican Party is pro-life, telegenic, homeschooled, and mostly under the age of 27—you know, the Duggars. As in the stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. In the past couple election cycles, this birth-control-shunning family has emerged as a political player on the right. And now it looks likely that they will face a tough decision when it comes to which social conservative GOPer to back...
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • Josh Duggar Releases Very Political ‘Thanksgiving’ Message — Ambitious Or Just Weird? [Video]

    11/30/2014 3:47:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    INQUISITIR ^ | November 28, 2014 | staff
    Josh Duggar released a video with his “Thanksgiving” message, but it quickly turned very political, leaving some believing that he is becoming politically ambitious, and others thinking he’s just weird. Josh, the eldest of the Duggar brood from the popular TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, does begin the video by extending his Thanksgiving wishes to everyone, but quickly launches into his role as the executive director of the Family Research Council Action in Washington, D.C. The FRC is listed as a certified hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC justifies their position on their website.
  • Thousands petition against "19 Kids and Counting" for LGBTQ "fear mongering"

    11/19/2014 2:53:52 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | DARIAN LUSK
    The one thing cropping up faster than children for the Duggar family is controversy. A petition on Change.org urging TLC to cancel the family's reality show, "19 Kids and Counting," is gaining momentum. "End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars," a letter posted on petition page reads. "The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show." The petition currently has over 12,500 signatures. Last week, the couple posted a Facebook photo of them kissing and encouraged...
  • Celebs dip into hard-fought Miss. Senate race

    06/19/2014 6:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Yahoo! Sports / The Associated Press ^ | June 19, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus, AP
    Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pitches his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It's the latest in a string of celebrity endorsements in a hard-fought and often bizarre race... ---snip--- Former GOP presidential candidates Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have been to Mississippi to campaign for McDaniel, as have the parents from the reality show ''19 Kids and Counting,'' Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and their oldest son, Josh Duggar, director of the lobbying arm of the conservative Family Research Council....
  • McDaniel up in new Mississippi Senate poll

    06/12/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) primary challenger, Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, is leading the incumbent by 8 points in a new internal poll of the competitive runoff. The survey, conducted by WPA Research for McDaniel’s campaign, shows him with 49 percent support to Cochran’s 41 percent support among likely GOP primary voters. McDaniel’s also got a more solid base of support, with 43 percent of his supporters saying they’ll “definitely” vote for him in the runoff, while 38 percent say the same of Cochran. Ten percent of respondents said they were undecided. The results align with two other surveys of...
  • Oldest Duggar child to head Family Research Council’s legislative arm

    06/18/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Josh Duggar has starred on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting for 11 years, but soon he'll have a new role: at the helm of a pro-life, pro-family legislative action group in the nation's capital.Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, will take over as executive director of FRC Action starting next week. That group is the 501(c)4 affiliate of the Family Research Council. "I'm very excited about joining FRC Action and working to promote the values that have always been close to my heart and my family," Duggar...
  • 20 kids and counting! Michelle Duggar announces pregnancy

    Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar had an announcement to make on The Today Show this morning, which is that Michelle was pregnant with their 20th baby. I found myself getting prickly on their behalf watching the response and somewhat annoying questions by Ann Curry… What a witness this couple and family are. I just love them. See what I mean by this clip posted at People. And this clip just up on the TLC website… “We are so excited,” says Michelle, 45, who is now about 3-1/2 months into her pregnancy and due in April. “I feel good. I am...
  • Oldest Duggar Sons Help Save Child's Life Following Car Accident

    02/04/2010 7:55:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies · 945+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/03/2010 | AccessHollywood
    Joshua Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" family, is being hailed as a hero after helping to save a little girl's life following a car accident outside of his car dealership in Springdale, Ark. Joshua - the oldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's brood -- was at work on January 28 when three cars rear-ended each other outside his workplace, according to local news station 40/29 TV. "I thought, 'Oh, fender bender. No big deal,'" Joshua told the local news station. "It happens quite often here actually. [Then] I realized there was a little girl." Joshua rushed outside...
  • Duggar family welcomes first grandchild, Mackynzie Renee Duggar

    10/11/2009 7:30:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 1,325+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 9, 2009 | Olivia Smith
    The supersize Duggar clan just got a tiny bit bigger. The reality TV family has welcomed its first grandchild, Mackynzie Renee Duggar, People.com reports. Her 17 aunts and uncles and paternal grandparents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, are doubtless thrilled about the latest branch on the family tree. Josh Duggar - the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle's brood of 18 - and his wife, Anna, had Mackynzie at home with a midwife and a doula in attendance. As the big brother to 17 siblings, Josh is no stranger to babies, and he was a very involved and attentive dad...
  • Family Attacked for Too Many Children: "Thrilled" to be Preparing for Baby Number 19

    09/03/2009 10:14:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 1,743+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | Hilary White
    SPRINGDALE, Arkansas, September 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar told US news service MSNBC they are delighted to discover the impending arrival of their 19th child. Described by the Today program as "glowing," Michelle Duggar said, "I'm feeling sick and tired, which is a good way to be feeling about right now." "I always tell myself that's a good way to be because that means good things are happening."The baby is due to arrive around March 18, 2010.The family stars in the reality TV show "18 Kids and Counting" airing on TLC. The family are members of...
  • Duggar Family Expecting 19th Freaking Child!

    09/01/2009 10:09:12 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 255 replies · 6,631+ views
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | September 1st, 2009
    Sometimes, 18 kids is simply not enough, so Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tonitown, Ark., are expecting a new addition to their household this spring. That's right, at that point they will have five more children than Nadya "Octomom" Suleman and 11 more children than Jon and Kate Gosselin. Wow. "We are so thrilled," says Michelle, 42. "We just can't believe it is happening." You can't, Michelle? Not after the previous 18 times you were pregnant? Her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, 44, agrees: "I never gets old. We are so grateful for each child. We look forward to our...
  • Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child

    12/18/2008 5:34:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 238 replies · 5,962+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/18/2008 | AP
    ROGERS, Ark. – An Arkansas woman has given birth to her 18th child. Michelle Duggar delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. "The ultimate Christmas gift from God," said Jim Bob Duggar, the father of the 18 children. "She's just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters." The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters. Jim Bob Duggar said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was...
  • The Duggar Family Homeschooling Curriculum Deals With Sexual Abuse In Disturbing Manner

    05/24/2015 10:02:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    inquistr.com ^ | 5.22.2015 | inquistr
    But the curriculum he developed is still in place. To begin with, the lessons seem to remove blame from the perpetrator and instead shift it onto the victim, as well as the parents. In one example, where a boy molests his younger sisters, the sisters are condemned for dressing immodestly, and the parents are also shamed for “exposing the boy to temptation” through the act of having him change his sister’s diapers. “Modesty was a factor. It was not at the level it should have been in my family. It was not uncommon for my younger siblings to come out...
  • Huckabee backs Josh Duggar, slams those ‘sensationalizing’ molestation allegations

    05/22/2015 1:14:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    A day after Josh Duggar apologized amid allegations that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized “those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins.” “Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’ ” Huckabee said in a statement posted on Facebook Friday. “He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his...
  • Mike Huckabee: Leave Josh Duggar Alone

    Mystifying. But then this is the same guy who decided to pick a culture-war fight with Beyonce despite knowing that he’d have to break out of his niche as a social-con warrior to have any chance at the GOP nomination. Not being too judge-y about youthful intra-family child molestation seems like a smart hill for the GOP to fight on in 2016.
  • Obama: Climate Change Causes Jihad

    05/23/2015 5:24:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/22/2015 | Robert Spencer
    State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf was widely ridiculed in February for saying [1] of the Islamic State (ISIS): We cannot win this war by killing them, we cannot kill our way out of this war. We need, in the longer term, medium and longer term, to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether itÂ’s lack of opportunity for jobs. On Wednesday, Barack Obama made it clear that HarfÂ’s ridiculous analysis did not originate with her; rather, she was reflecting the company line. Said [2] Obama: Climate change constitutes a serious threat to...
  • George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming

    05/24/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Kevin Fallon
    George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.
  • Cannes closer is call to arms on climate change

    05/24/2015 8:02:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    expatica.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | unknown
    The Cannes Film Festival's closing film on Saturday was a call to arms to tackle climate change featuring the scientific pioneer who spent decades in Antarctica proving the existence of global warming. "I used to be pessimistic, but I think people are changing," said Claude Lorius, the 91-year-old French scientist whose groundbreaking research on ice cores proved the link between greenhouse gases and global temperatures. His story is told in the documentary "Ice and the Sky", featuring footage from his earliest missions in the 1950s through to the present day.
  • WHY THEY QUIT BEING LEFTISTS

    05/24/2015 7:46:26 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 11 replies
    The Independent Institute ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | By Carlos Alberto Montaner
    WHY THEY QUIT BEING LEFTISTS By Carlos Alberto Montaner The Independent Institute November 17, 2008 What led these people (along with Octavio Paz, Vargas Llosa, Ernesto Sábato, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, and so many other valuable intellectuals) to abandon communism and begin to defend the values of liberty? In the first place, the painful realization that the communist governments, without exception, built societies that were very poor and brutal, from which people invariably tried to flee in desperation. All the communist experiments failed, regardless of the substrata on which they tried to erect their systems. The Germans, the Slavs, the Latin...
  • Keith Ellison: 'Proud to Stand' with Rand Paul

    05/24/2015 8:59:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues, including opposition to the Patriot Act, he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul. Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on benignly as Ellison praises Paul. You can imagine he was thinking that every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed...
  • Obama touts Oscar Romero sainthood

    05/23/2015 10:01:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    President Obama embraced the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador Saturday ahead of celebrations in El Salvador over the controversial religious figure's progression toward sainthood. "I join people in El Salvador and around the world today in welcoming the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero," Obama said. "He fearlessly confronted the evils he saw, guided by the needs of his beloved pueblo, the poor and oppressed people of El Salvador." Romero was shot while performing Mass in 1980 just one day after imploring the country's military to abandon their orders to violently repress a leftist uprising. Pope Francis called...
  • Former UN Lead Author: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate

    05/22/2015 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 22, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author. Dr. Philip Lloyd, a South Africa-based physicist and climate researcher, examined ice core-based temperature data going back 8,000 years to gain perspective on the magnitude of global temperature changes over the 20th Century. What Lloyd found was that the standard deviation of the temperature over the last 8,000 years was about 0.98 degrees Celsius– higher than the 0.85 degrees climate scientists say...