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  • Northwest Side priest who burned rainbow banner removed from church effective immediately

    09/23/2018 7:35:18 PM PDT · by Coronal · 24 replies
    Chocago Tribune ^ | September 22, 2018 | Ese Olumhense
    Days after it was revealed that the Rev. Paul Kalchik of Avondale’s Resurrection Catholic Church burned a rainbow banner that once hung in the church, Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has removed him from his role as head of the North Side church. “For some weeks now, I have become increasingly concerned about a number of issues at Resurrection Parish,” read a letter, signed by Cupich, to parishioners and staff at the church. “It has become clear to me that Fr. Kalchik must take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support so his needs can be assessed.”...
  • Sleazy Ambulance Chaser Michael Avenetti says he represents 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 5:18:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 209 replies
    https://twitter.com ^ | September 23, 2018
    <p>If you ever need to find another liar to accuse Kavanaugh, “Better Call Avennati.”</p> <p>I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn.</p>
  • Joe Kennedy’s tweet on sexual assault insensitivity is a bit much

    09/23/2018 6:19:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/23/18 | Howie Carr
    Should any member of the Kennedy family be lecturing any other politician about insensitivity to the rape and abuse of females? I’m talking to you, Rep. Joe Kennedy III — JoJoJo — my congressman. On Friday morning, the president tweeted out, re: the Kavanaugh-Ford contretemps: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time and place!” To which JoJoJo...
  • Vanity: I Read GOODBYE GOOD MEN Over 16 Years Ago. Described the CC and Roots of Its Sin.

    09/23/2018 6:15:26 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 19 replies
    Good Bye Good Men ^ | 09.23.18 | chickensoup
    I Read GOODBYE GOOD MEN Over 16 Years Ago. Described the Catholic Church and Roots of Its Sexual Sin. Eighteen years ago Michael Rose wrote GOODBYE GOOD MEN describing the recruiting of homosexual men into the priest hood and rejection of conservative heterosexual men. Certainly what he said was true then and continues to unfold. This information was available then and earlier. What happened? So I am puzzled why this information is so hot right now?
  • Six rules for conducting the Christine Blasey Ford-Brett Kavanaugh hearings

    09/23/2018 3:06:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 22, 2018 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    It’s not surprising that each side of the Ford/Kavanaugh he said/she said dispute is seeking different procedures. This is an adversarial high-stakes confrontation between a male Supreme Court justice nominee and his female accuser. Reasonable people could disagree about the appropriate procedural steps, but there are basic rules that must be followed for hearings of this kind to be fair. Rule 1: No one should presume that either party is lying or telling the truth. There is no gender-based gene for truth telling. Some women tell the truth; some women lie. Some men tell the truth; some men lie. Without...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - September 23, 2018 (Prayer)

    09/23/2018 12:14:58 AM PDT · by Faith · 20 replies
    September 23, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown orders audit of DMV over hours-long wait times

    09/22/2018 6:41:02 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/21/2018 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday ordered a performance audit of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in response to the public outcry over hours-long wait times and repeated computer crashes that delayed serving customers. State Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler, who was appointed by Brown, notified the agency that her office will conduct the financial review amid concerns about the DMV’s performance. “As we have discussed, long wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles do not reflect the high standards of service that Californians expect from their state government,” Bosler wrote in a letter Friday to DMV Director Jean...
  • Female blogger is ordered to pay US Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4million in damages (Trunc)

    09/22/2018 5:03:39 PM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 23 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 16 aug 2017 | Harvey Day for mailonline
    Full title: Female blogger is ordered to pay US Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4million in damages after he claimed the false allegations cost him a sparkling military career A jury has ordered a female blogger to pay an Army colonel she accused of rape a total of $8.4million in damages. Susan Shannon, 52, who now lives in Everett, Washington, first alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Army Colonel David 'Wil' Riggins in 1986, while they were both cadets, on her blog in 2013. She said she waited three decades to come forward about her experience because of...
  • 12 pairs of dueling pistols

    09/22/2018 5:46:09 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    OOBJECT ^ | Unknown FR Post 9-22-2018 | David Galbraith
    Dueling pistols are strange, beautiful and ironic. Gadgets to shoot each other in the face, crafted with the delicacy and decorative extravagance of expensive jewelry.They appeared in the 18th C, as faster firing versions of older, flintlock guns replaced swords. Their use dwindled in the 19th C, while duels were still fought in the Western US states. Here the less rich would engage in gouging, similarly prearranged combat, with the aim of plucking out the opponent’s eyes. Dueling pistols were designed for the upper classes, for the preservation of honor. They were used illegally by generals and poets (Pushkin was...
  • Dr. Ford’s lawyer asks Senate Judiciary for another day to consider counteroffer

    09/21/2018 6:36:34 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 192 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/21/18 | Peter Alexander
    “Your cavalier treatment of a sexual assault survivor who has been doing her best to cooperate with the Committee is completely inappropriate.”
  • Christine Blasey Ford Indicates She Doesn’t Want to Fly to Testify

    09/21/2018 2:28:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 260 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 21 Sep 2018 | Jim E
    ...Burgess Everett of Politico reports: The GOP has been told that Ford does not want to fly from her California home to Washington, according to the Republican senator, which means she may need to drive across the country to make the hearing. Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane.
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Street Vending in California

    09/21/2018 12:59:35 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 47 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kristina Bravo,
    The legislation, introduced in January by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, prohibits criminal penalties for sidewalk vending. Vendors will also be able to clear pending citations and be retroactively relieved of previous convictions.
  • The Monkees Made a Christmas Album With Rivers Cuomo and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck

    09/21/2018 10:34:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 53 replies
    https://www.rollingstone.com ^ | Sept 20 2018 | Andy Greene
    Two years after their shockingly great 50th anniversary album, Good Times! — which gave them their highest showing on the Billboard album chart since 1968 — the Monkees have returned to the studio to cut Christmas Party, their first holiday album. Set for release October 12th, the album is produced by Fountain of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, with new vocals by surviving Monkees Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork along with vintage recordings of the late Davy Jones.
  • Stormy Daniels-Quarterback Roethlisberger Terrified Her Demanding Kiss After Trump Introduced Them

    09/21/2018 7:16:51 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 75 replies
    Stormy Daniels has claimed she was 'terrified' by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's clumsy demands for a goodnight kiss. Daniels says he asked her for a 'goodnight kiss', but she refused. She says he pushed lightly on her door as they stood outside her hotel room. 'I was terrified. I am rarely terrified,' Daniels wrote, saying Roethlisberger pleaded with her saying, 'Come on.' After she closed the door, Roethlisberger 'stood outside, not leaving' while knocking at her door for several minutes but eventually left, Daniels says. The porn star says Trump introduced her to Roethlisberger, who was fresh off of...
  • Kavanaugh--This is total war! Act like it! (Vanity)

    09/21/2018 6:29:27 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 36 replies
    Enough of this crap! The Liberals and assorted nutcase Leftists are fighting for their way of life, their degenerate, depraved way of life. A perverted way of life they want to impose on our children and our grandchildren. We are righteously fighting for ours! The use of innuendo, lying, rumors, falsehoods, misinformation, smearing, misdirection, personal attacks, slut shaming, nut shaming are the required weapons. That is what is being done to Judge Kavanaugh and his family. Anything that can be gotten up into the media bloodstream is mandatory. We are creating reasonable doubt. The use of any and all rhetorical...
  • Brett Kavanaugh, wife and Christine Blasey Ford all receiving death threats

    09/21/2018 5:14:17 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-09-21 21:00 | Nicole Darrah
    Christine Blasey Ford and the wife of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have both received death threats after Ford, amid the judge's confirmation process, accused him of sexual assault.
  • There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

    09/20/2018 9:27:28 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending. With Facebook using liberal fact-checking organizations such as ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, and Politifact, it guarantees political bias. On Friday, Facebook announced that it was going to start applying this fact checking to photos and videos.
  • Crush The Resistance [Furious Kavanaugh Vanity]

    09/20/2018 8:06:28 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 9 replies
    Me | 9/20/2018 | Me
    These communists need to be eradicated from every corner of government this November. I was always going to vote, but after watching this Soviet-style character assassination, I will crawl over broken glass to help destroy them this fifth column on election day. God help them if they defeat this fine man before the elections with their never ending, baseless smear campaign. They will lose every Trump state Democrat Senator and then some, and I hope Trump's next pick is Scalia II on steroids. I don't know who the most conservative person on Trump's list is, but he/she better be so...
  • Child porn probe behind mysterious closure of New Mexico Sunspot Solar Observatory

    09/20/2018 6:30:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/20/18 | Russell Contreras
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in southern New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI started opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor’s computer found at the observatory and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit filed in federal court. The mountaintop Sunspot Solar Observatory closed for from Sept. 6 to Sept. 17 but the research association that manages it has said only that an unspecified security issue was the reason for the closure. The facility employs a small group of scientists, researchers and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 21 September 2018

    09/20/2018 6:02:14 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 71 replies
    September 20, 2018 | Canteen Gnomes
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation....