All I can say is... "wow".
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was at the hospital just before midnight last Wednesday when Leonardo Reno Johnson was wheeled out of surgery, a bullet having been removed from his left arm. Earlier that same day, Johnson was in the lobby guarding the conservative Christian think-tank when a man possessing a Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun, two loaded magazines, 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, attempted to enter the organization’s offices.
Americans ate a whole lot of chicken on Wednesday; in particular, Chick-fil-A chicken. Here in South Florida, where I live, the area’s powerhouse talk-radio station provided updates from listeners who reported standing in long lines around the fast-food chain’s various locations.
“They are making a lot of noise,” Celio Fonseca of Boca Raton told the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel of the gay lobby’s attempt to intimidate the fast-food chain’s president, Dan Cathy, for stating that his organization’s corporate culture is Christian as are its values. “But they are in the minority,” continued Fonseca, “Everyone has the right to express what they believe, and we are here to support the chain.” Fonseca is a member of the Church of All Nations.
Adolf Hitler’s first official act as the new German Chancellor was to end the centuries-old tradition of independent local governments. In 1933, he sent armed SS thugs to arrest small town politicians and install handpicked National Socialist commissioners. And so began the Führer’s remaking of German society. It was a simple first step on the road to convincing his people they were a super race of beings descended from the survivors of the lost continent of Atlantis – Aryans.
As even the most casual observer of the news knows, the Obama administration’s sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels was intended to support the president’s contention that American guns are chiefly responsible for the ongoing war now waging between drug gangs and the government south of the border. If not for the revelations regarding the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious, the massacre of Mexico’s innocents would have provided Obama and his gun-grabbing Democrats the ammunition needed to reinstate the U.S. assault weapons ban, which lapsed during the presidency of George W. Bush.
~ Actor Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred in the Batman film “The Dark Knight.”
I did not see the film above when it was released in theaters around the country in 2008. I thought it was just so much kid stuff and didn’t want to waste my time.
I was wrong.
A friend called and insisted I rent the DVD and watch what he considered one of film’s more accessible morality tales masked in the garb of comic book lore.
Google's informal but well-known motto, "Don't be evil," seems to be mere hyperbole as the company once again shows itself to be anything but the great bastion of moral conscience they proclaim to be.
It was the second largest financial penalty levied on a single industry in U.S. history. $25 billion was extracted from the nation’s banks for financial fraud committed during the heyday of the home mortgage boom. The money was intended to help qualified homeowners nearing foreclosure.
That, however, was when another fraud was perpetrated.
“In a budget proposed this week,” reports the New York Times, “California joined more than a dozen states that want to help close gaping shortfalls using money paid by the nation’s biggest banks and earmarked for foreclosure prevention …”