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  • Betty Crocker joins push for gay redefinition of ‘family’

    07/15/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Famed homemaking company Betty Crocker once promoted couples making up over a cake. Now, the 90-year old company says it is adjusting to the times by promoting all relationships -- including homosexual couples and cohabitating couples -- as equal to married couples with children. The change in Betty Crocker's focus became well known in August 2013, when the company – a subsidiary of General Mills, which supports same-sex "marriage” -- released a video promoting same-sex couples. At the same time, it provided cakes to homosexual couples who "married" in Minnesota after the ceremony was allowed. Last month, Betty Crocker...
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Romney didn't want to run for president, son says

    12/24/2012 5:20:25 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 62 replies ^ | 12/23/12
    AFP - No one wanted to be president less than Mitt Romney, his son said in an interview out Sunday that raises new questions about the candidacy of the losing Republican nominee. In an interview with the Boston Globe examining what went wrong with the Romney campaign, his eldest son Tagg explains that his father had been a reluctant candidate from the start. After failing to win the 2008 Republican nomination, Romney told his family he would not run again and had to be persuaded to enter the 2012 White House race by his wife Ann and son Tagg. "He...
  • Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?

    11/19/2012 1:19:44 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Long Island Poltics ^ | Fri, Nov 16, 2012
    Could Mitt Romney save Hostess? Like him or not, if you have ever shopped at a Staples and/or Sports Authority, you have Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital buddies to thank. And now that Mr. Romney is not running — well anything, maybe he can shift his energy towards an endeavor greater than saving the nation from the “looming fiscal cliff” … and rescue my favorite cakes from extinction. Sure President Obama may have saved the auto-industry, but bring back Ho Ho’s, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread and Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan become easy wins in the next presidential election. Wanna...
  • Infallibility

    05/16/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 180 replies ^ | not given |
    Infallibility Christ gave to Simon Peter and his successors, the Keys to the Kingdom and the power of binding and loosing. To the Popes was given the authority to teach. To them, in this regard, was given the charism of infallibility. "Infallibility" is not "impeccability" -- the inability to sin. Catholics do not believe that Popes are sinless and never err. Infallibility is simply a gift that is expressed in very specific ways, limited by Sacred Deposit of Faith -- Tradition, Scripture, and the unanimous writings of the early Fathers. As put by Vatican I: For the Holy Spirit...
  • Training excercise startles locals (papers please, mein herr)

    01/05/2012 9:36:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Commercial ^ | 1/5/12 | MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer
    It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits. But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a random training operation early Tuesday morning when they surprisingly showed up at the Social Security Administration office in downtown Leesburg. With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building. "I thought...
  • Effort To Blur Party Lines At State Of The Union Gaining Momentum (The Kumbaya Moment Continues)

    01/14/2011 8:19:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/2011 | by Autria Thuman
    <p>A proposal by Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., for bipartisan seating during the annual State of Union address is picking up support. The plan, that would sit Republicans, Democrats, and Independents should-to-shoulder during the President's address, is getting the thumbs up from both sides of the aisle and even right down the middle.</p>
  • Ski resorts' big white lie

    01/30/2010 12:38:07 PM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 14 replies · 621+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 30 2010 | RITA DELFINER with AP
    <p>Some ski areas do a snow job on skiers -- exaggerating weekend snowfalls to get schussers to come on down, a study found.</p>
  • Mad, bad and dangerous to know-Conservatives in America playing with fire, inciting violence

    08/26/2009 5:29:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 80 replies · 2,875+ views
    Guardian ^ | 8-26-09 | Mehdi Hasan
    Conservatives in America are playing with fire by inciting violence against the country's first black president "Does the sun ever shine during a Democratic administration?" asked Jon Stewart on a recent edition of The Daily Show, in a nod to the rightwing hysteria over the current White House incumbent. "With Obama in office now, when babies laugh do you hear only the sound of kittens drowning?" Stewart is a comedian, but this is no laughing matter. The lies perpetrated against Obama – that he is a foreigner, a Marxist, a Nazi, a racist, intent on interning the elderly and euthanising...
  • Imagine if All Altheists Left America

    08/21/2009 5:32:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | Found Today | YouTube,com
    Oh, Brother. This is rich...
  • Pedophiles Now a Protected Group

    05/15/2007 6:57:43 PM PDT · by found_one · 36 replies · 1,254+ views
    Laigle's Forum ^ | 5/15/2007 | Don Laigle
    On May 3, 2007, the House took an important step toward shutting down the First Amendment by expanding the “hate” crimes law to include sexual orientation. Now our nation has accepted the notion that all sexual orientation, including gays, necrophiliacs, adulterers, pedophiles, etc, are special victim groups requiring special federal protection. The agenda behind this “hate” crimes legislation is the same the world over.
  • Boxer Should Be Ashamed of Herself ...(disgusting display of disrespect)

    01/13/2007 4:56:09 AM PST · by IrishMike · 96 replies · 2,403+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan 13, 2007 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Barbara Boxer seems to have forgotten a great American tradition: The fact that we are a nation of unity and patriotism when it comes to supporting our troops. That’s why her attack on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s patriotism is so outrageous. When our country fights evil, our hearts and souls are engaged not because my son or daughter, or your children, or your neighbor's children fight for freedom; we unify over the fact that America's sons and daughters are fighting for freedom. As the mother of three and the wife of a retired naval officer, it has never occurred...
  • Amendment Offered to Protect Grassroots Lobbying

    01/12/2007 11:18:34 AM PST · by pctech · 32 replies · 621+ views
    Focus on the Family Citizenlink ^ | 1-11-2007 | Stephen Adams
    Fax your senators a prewritten message that you support the amendment to strike Section 220 of S. 1. A legislative fix was offered today that could kill an onerous measure in the Senate that threatens the right of citizens to influence their lawmakers. It all depends on how the votes line up next week. The lobbying-reform bill numbered S. 1 contains a provision -- Section 220 -- that would require grassroots organizations and churches to file federal reports on communications that urge people to speak out on public-policy issues. Tens of thousands of phone calls, faxes and e-mails in opposition...
  • Botero's paintings of Abu Ghraib shunned in U.S (a chill wind blows through the art world…)

    10/25/2006 8:09:30 AM PDT · by dead · 29 replies · 1,186+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:56pm ET
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colombian artist Fernando Botero's paintings and sculptures grace museums and public spaces around the world, but he suddenly had trouble exhibiting his work in America when the topic was Abu Ghraib. A series of paintings depicting U.S. military abuse of Iraqis in Abu Ghraib prison was rejected by all the U.S. museums to which it was offered before it found a home at the Marlborough Gallery in Midtown Manhattan, where it opened last week and will remain on display until November 18. "Here there is total freedom of expression. That's why it was so alarming that...
  • US senator [Democrat Bill Nelson] meets Syrian president for talks

    12/13/2006 11:47:37 AM PST · by jdm · 62 replies · 720+ views
    Reuters via yNet ^ | Dec 13, 2006
    US Senator Bill Nelson met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, a week after a US bipartisan panel recommended the Bush administration engage Syria to help stabilize Iraq. Nelson, a Democrat, was named to the Senate Intelligence Committee this week and said he was on a fact-finding mission to the region. He left later for Amman, Jordan.

    06/21/2006 8:17:21 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 289 replies · 8,986+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/21/06
    ABC News has learned that charges will be filed against 7 Marines and One Navy Corpsmen. The charges are expected to include murder, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in relation to the killing of an unarmed Iraqi civilian in the town of Hamdania.
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • In the N.W: Teresa Heinz Kerry hasn't lost her outspoken way (Loose Cannon Alert)

    11/24/2005 9:03:16 PM PST · by HonduGOP · 58 replies · 1,525+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 3/7/05 | Joel Connelly
    What made Teresa Heinz Kerry so refreshing to some voters, and threatening to others on the 2004 campaign trail, is summed up when THK talks about her speech to last year's Democratic convention: "Nobody told me what to do," she told a Saturday fund-raiser here. The implicit afterword: Nobody better try. In her speech at the 2004 Democratic convention, Teresa Heinz Kerry said "no one will defend this nation more vigorously" than her husband, John Kerry. The sails of the philanthropist wife of Sen. John Kerry were not trimmed by November's narrow electoral defeat. The softly accented voice gives pointed...
  • Bush: 'Guest worker' plan will benefit U.S. employers

    08/05/2005 1:04:32 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 374 replies · 5,315+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Augist 3, 2005 | Michael Hedges
    The president, in a wide-ranging talk, gives a hint at how he'll pitch reform measures GRAPEVINE - President Bush told a crowd of state legislators Wednesday that he will push immigration reform as beneficial for U.S. employers as well as foreigners looking for work. He also made an impassioned pitch for Americans to stay behind the war in Iraq. "Immigration reform is going to be an interesting subject when we get back to Washington" in September, said Bush, who plans to spend this month at his Crawford ranch. He argued that his proposal for a "guest worker" program is good...
  • ABORTION-BREAST CANCER NEWS HEADLINES, Letter to the National Catholic Register

    07/24/2005 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 788+ views
    Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer ^ | 06.14.05 | Karen Malec
    Dear Friends: I'd like to share with you my letter to the editor of the National Catholic Register addressing Patrick Novecosky's article (June 5-11, 2005) on the abortion-breast cancer research. Readers of our e-newsletter know that Novecosky's article last month discussed the publication of an eye-popping paper by Baruch College Professor Joel Brind.  Brind accused governmental agencies and others of using fraudulent research in an attempt to rub out the idea in the public mind that abortion is a risk factor for breast cancer. My letter to the editor could be entitled, "How governmental agencies and cancer fundraising businesses easily...