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  • The Most Popular Catholic Outside the Vatican: Bishop Barron

    05/18/2024 6:13:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2024 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    Fox News Digital shadowed Bishop Robert Barron for a day and spoke with him about the death of New Atheism, partisan politics, stand-up comedy, and why he's not a fan of public excommunicationsIt's common knowledge that the most widely followed Catholic prelate in the world is Pope Francis — Bishop of Rome, Successor to the Prince of the Apostles, and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church. But less obvious is the runner-up — Robert Barron, bishop of Winona-Rochester, online evangelist and founder of Word on Fire Ministries. Barron doesn’t hold any special position in the Catholic Church’s hierarchy. On paper,...
  • HOT TAKES: People Have a Lot to Say When Biden Posts 'Letter' He Got From Two Little Girls

    05/18/2024 6:24:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    redstate.com ^ | May 17, 2024 | Nick Arama
    Joe Biden is very unpopular. He's not doing well in polls, and he isn't doing well campaigning. So, how can he possibly whip up any interest in his flagging campaign? He's just pulled out something that he's tried before: the highly questionable "letter" from a child. Previously, he (or the person posting from his X social media account) posted a letter that many thought was fake. In March 2023, Biden got a similar letter from "Charlotte" (another age-contemporary name with Joe) supposedly asking Biden to do something about pay for "ladies" not being "fair." Uh-huh, because that's what a little...
  • NY Prosecutors Failing to Show The ‘Other Crime’ n Trump Trial: Legal Experts

    05/17/2024 11:45:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 5/17/2024 | Martin Walsh
    Day 18 of the historic first criminal proceedings against former President Donald Trump is approaching in the New York hush money trial. However, legal experts say prosecutors have not yet determined what “other crime” is required to raise misdemeanor charges to a felony conviction. On Thursday, Michael Cohen, the former president’s lawyer and fixer, was back on the witness stand for his second cross-examination by the defense team. The trial is proceeding smoothly and ahead of schedule. Still, there is a clear flaw in the prosecution’s case that Trump is guilty of 34 felonies related to first-degree business record falsifications....
  • MAGA Rep. Anna Paulina Luna Fires a Warning Shot – Warns Merrick Garland that His ARREST May Be Coming

    05/17/2024 9:54:56 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 27 replies
    Pro-MAGA Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) had a busy day on Thursday.The pro-Trump representative traveled to New York City with several of her peers to sit with President Trump during his ongoing show trial.(snip)Rep. Anna Paulina Luna: During my time off for maternity, after I was told that I could not vote, I actually spent that time reading the House Rulebook Emmanuel. And there's something that hasn't been used since the early 1900s called Inherent Contempt of Congress. It's actually something that any one individual member reserves. (snip)I want to read this to you because ultimately, if in 10 days,...
  • Warsaw mayor bans Christian imagery, religious symbols from government building

    05/17/2024 5:41:57 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 19 replies
    Religious symbols have been banned from Warsaw's city hall by its mayor, marking the first Polish city to do so. Crosses will no longer be allowed to hang on walls according to a new set of documented rules, which was a common sight in state offices in Poland. Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski also included in the new rules that officials must respect same-sex couples and preferred pronouns.
  • Wayne Allyn Root said he knows why the Democratic convention will be in Chicago

    05/16/2024 8:53:57 PM PDT · by Signalman · 56 replies
    Wayne Allyn Root radio show | 4/16/2024 | Self
    On his radio show a few days ago, Wayne Root stated that the real reason Chicago was selected for the Democratic convention was because it’s the hometown of Michelle Obama, and at the convention they are going to trot out Michelle and Select her as the nominee, after they convince Biden that he must drop out.
  • Lefties losing it: Dylan Mulvaney silent after Peru classifies trans people as 'mentally ill' (TRANSCRIPT OF George Stephanapolis video clip - so-called Deep Staters are actually patriots)

    05/16/2024 4:11:49 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | May 16, 2024 | Sky News host Rita Panahi
    https://youtu.be/DnxEQ_oDhN4?t=151BEGIN TRANSCRIPT:Sky News host Rita Panahi, introducing the next video clip: Here is ABC host and Democratoperative George Stephanopoulos admitting that the Deepstate is real and it's beautiful Video clip of ABC News host George Stephanopoulos:These are people that come, they're relativelyyoung uh people who come from all overthe government, the CIA, the DIA, defensedepartment, military, and you know somepeople like to call those people theDeep State.Deep State, well the big thingI learned doing this book is that theDeep State is packed with patriots,people who go to work every single dayon the front lines of the most intensecrisis the country...
  • The Trump Trial Farce Will Only Make Him Stronger

    05/16/2024 1:26:14 PM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/16/2024 | Kurt Schlichter
    There is little point in analyzing the bogus New York case against Donald Trump from a legal perspective because, of course, it’s not a legal matter. It’s a political matter. It’s a kangaroo court, an attempt to railroad a political opponent to keep him from winning the election against the desiccated, treacherous, corrupt old pervert whom he’s currently pummeling in the polls. But the legal realities are catching up to the people seeking to frame him. This isn’t a case. It’s a scam. A lie. A sham. And a disgrace, not that anything can be a disgrace in a system...
  • The Adults Are Still in Charge at the University of Florida

    05/16/2024 11:50:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 3, 2024 | Ben Sasse
    Higher education isn’t daycare. Here are the rules we follow on free speech and public protests. First, universities must distinguish between speech and action. Speech is central to education. We’re in the business of discovering knowledge and then passing it, both newly learned and time-tested, to the next generation. To do that, we need to foster an environment of free thought in which ideas can be picked apart and put back together, again and again. The heckler gets no veto. The best arguments deserve the best counterarguments. To cherish the First Amendment rights of speech and assembly, we draw a...
  • Choose Courage Over Comfort

    05/16/2024 6:34:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    PAAU ^ | May 14, 2024 | Lauren Handy
    A message from Lauren Handy on this morning of her federal sentencing: It has been close to 9 months since I was abruptly ripped from my community. This has led me to think long and hard on what to say about my sentencing today in federal court. Some drafts were angry and righteous while most were just a tearstained longing for my loved ones back home. Yes, this time has been challenging but I refuse to be jaded. Why? Because life goes on... even in jail. So I might as well continue to love and cry and scream and dance....
  • 6 Inventions Often Credited to the Wrong Person

    05/15/2024 8:52:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    History Facts ^ | 05/15/2024
    There’s nothing more frustrating than working your socks off only to see someone else get all the credit for your efforts. Spare a thought, then, for the minds behind some of history’s most significant innovations, who, despite months, years, or in some cases lifetimes of work, find someone else’s name ignominiously attached to their invention. Sometimes inventions are miscredited in the public consciousness simply because a more famous name becomes associated with the creation. For example, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford — two of modern history’s most well-known innovators — are often credited with things they didn’t actually invent, through...
  • Debunked: 5 Myths About Medieval Europe

    05/15/2024 8:48:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    History Facts ^ | 05/15/2024
    Arguably no period in European history is as misunderstood as the Middle Ages, which stretched from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century CE to the rise of the Renaissance roughly 1,000 years later. The myths surrounding this fascinating period of kingdoms and peasants are so prevalent that they led medieval historian Winston Black to write, “The first thing to understand about the Middle Ages… is that they do not actually exist.” The popular perception of life in feudal Europe (exacerbated by Hollywood depictions) is that it was prudish, brutish, and excessively foul, but society was...
  • Gladis the killer whale strikes again! Sailing vessel off Gibraltar becomes the first this year to be sunk by orcas that have been targeting boats in the area since 2020

    05/15/2024 1:31:03 PM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2024 | Miriam Kuepper
    A sailing vessel off Gibraltar has become the first this year to be sunk by orcas that have been targeting boats in the area since 2020. Crew members of the Alboran Cognac boat called rescue services for help around 9am on Sunday, saying that their ship had been damaged by orcas 14 miles from Cape Spartel, at the southern entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, in Moroccan waters. The sailors said they had felt hits on the hull, before their rudder was damaged and they noticed a leak threatening to sink their 50ft boat, local outlet El Pais reports. They...
  • FHSAA Considers Compensation for Student Athletes (FL)

    05/15/2024 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    The News Service of Florida ^ | May 14th 2024 | Ryan Dailey
    The governing body that oversees high-school athletics in Florida could soon approve a proposal that would lead to high-school athletes getting paid through business agreements such as endorsement deals. The Florida High School Athletic Association held a discussion Tuesday about a potential change to the organization’s bylaws that would allow student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness under what is commonly known as an NIL policy. The 13-member board, which includes eight members appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in August, is slated to vote on the proposal during a June 4 meeting. “Student-athletes and their parents/guardians will be...
  • Ads launched for pot amendment (FL)

    05/15/2024 1:04:36 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    The Capitolist ^ | May 14th 2024 | Unknown
    Mothers, law-enforcement officers and veterans are among people included in a new $5 million statewide ad campaign aimed at boosting support for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana in Florida, supporters of the measure announced Tuesday. Four ads will run on broadcast, cable, streaming, radio and digital platforms, according to the Smart & Safe Florida political committee, which has led efforts to pass what will appear as Amendment 3 on the November ballot. The ads say, in part, that regulated recreational marijuana is a better alternative to cannabis products sold on the black market.
  • Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime

    05/15/2024 11:42:06 AM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    The Oxford Eagle ^ | 5/9/2018 | Michael Henry
    Lavrentiy Beria, the most ruthless and longest-serving secret police chief in Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in Russia and Eastern Europe, bragged that he could prove criminal conduct on anyone, even the innocent. “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” was Beria’s infamous boast. He served as deputy premier from 1941 until Stalin’s death in 1953, supervising the expansion of the gulags and other secret detention facilities for political prisoners. He became part of a post-Stalin, short-lived ruling troika until he was executed for treason after Nikita Khrushchev’s coup d’etat in 1953. Beria targeted “the man” first,...
  • Trump Has Double-Digit Lead Over Biden In State Being Targeted By Dems: Poll (Texas)

    05/15/2024 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 5/15/2024 | Martin Walsh
    Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden by twice his margin of victory in the Lone Star State four years ago in the contest for Texas’ 40 electoral votes, according to a new poll. A Marist College survey released on Tuesday shows Republican Sen. Ted Cruz leading Democratic opponent Rep. Colin Allred by six points in a crucial Senate contest as the GOP looks to recapture the majority in the chamber in November’s elections. In 2020, Trump defeated Biden in Texas by about 5.5 points, the narrowest victory margin for a Republican presidential candidate in a deeply red state...
  • My Comments On The Article "What Is in the Ukraine Aid Package, and What Does it Mean for the Future of the War?" plus background information (links and commentary) not in the article.

    05/14/2024 5:50:49 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    5/14/2024 | vanity
    My comments below pertain to the war in the Ukraine and an article I just posted to Free Republic:What Is in the Ukraine Aid Package, and What Does it Mean for the Future of the War? csis.org ^ | May 1, 2024 | Mark F. Cancian and Chris H. Park Posted on 5/14/2024, 6:25:05 PM by ransomnoteMY COMMENTS on the csis.org article:In my opinion, the whole article is worth reading. I think that the flag waving cretins in Congress were putting on a show to imply they are helping the Ukraine far more than they actually are. Biden and his...
  • Women Goes Viral For Saying NO MEANS YES, ROASTED For WIHSING Dude Made MOVE Despite Her REFUSING

    05/14/2024 4:59:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 14, 2024 | Timcast
    Women Goes Viral For Saying NO MEANS YES, ROASTED For WIHSING Dude Made MOVE Despite Her REFUSING
  • What Is in the Ukraine Aid Package, and What Does it Mean for the Future of the War?

    05/14/2024 4:25:05 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    csis.org ^ | May 1, 2024 | Mark F. Cancian and Chris H. Park
    Excerpts:After months of intense congressional debate, Congress passed and the president signed into law a $61 billion aid package for Ukraine. The legislation gives the president nearly everything he wanted, which is surprising given the drama in the Republican House caucus. The new legislation brings the total U.S. commitment to $175 billion since the beginning of the invasion. It will produce an immediate surge in deliveries of military equipment, which had fallen to about 10 percent of what they had been last year. Because of the delay, another funding package will not be needed until January. That pushes it past...