Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans.
From the reporting about her supposed shopping spree during the 2008 race for Vice President to the continuing rumors about her marriage, the media has been unrelenting in their attention and almost universally negative coverage.
The media narrative is that the former Alaska Governor is a dumb conservative woman with lots of kids who lives in the remote wilderness. They claim she has succeeded because of her good looks and persuasiveness, forgetting that the real reason for her success is her courage. more >>
WASHINGTON — Gay marriage proponents will not allow for religious freedom of their political opponents because their belief system does not allow for the fact that dissenters can be reasonable people of goodwill, Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, argued at the Institute on Religion and Democracy's 2014 Diane Knippers Memorial Lecture.
Most of those arguing in favor of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples do not understand, or even know, the arguments of those who oppose the redefinition of marriage, George claimed. They assume there are no reasonable arguments against gay marriage and those who oppose it are simply driven by hatred of gays.
"The whole [gay marriage] argument was and is that the idea of marriage as the union of husband and wife lacks a rational basis and amounts to nothing more than 'bigotry,' reflecting animus against a certain group of people," he said. "Therefore, no reasonable person of goodwill, we are told, can dissent from the liberal position on sex and marriage, any more than a reasonable person of goodwill could support racial segregation and subordination. You've heard the analogy drawn a thousand times. And this is because marriage, according to the re-definers, consists principally of companionship — the companionship of people committed to mutual affection and care. Any distinctions beyond this one they condemn as baseless." more >>
Prospects that three term Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu will return to the US Senate to represent Louisiana for a fourth term are looking increasingly bleak. Senator Landrieu has good reason to be concerned.
One reason is disenchantment among Louisiana's black population, which amounts to 32 percent of the population of the state – the nation's second largest black population percentage-wise.
Justification for black disillusionment is eloquently and explosively captured in the ad being run by Republican State Senator Elbert Guillory's FreeAtLast PAC. more >>
NEW YORK — Rev. Floyd Flake, senior pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, who spent 11 years in Congress batting for a better life for constituents in his church community, confessed Thursday that at one time, he "didn't even like politicians."
That past peeve, which he shared while explaining how he got into politics with about 1,500 church leaders and ministry workers at the fifth annual Movement Day gathering in New York City Thursday, never stopped him from engaging in civic leadership to better serve his community.
"I had never run for public office, never thought about it. As a matter of fact, I didn't even like politicians back then, but I got into the race and one Sunday morning I announced to the congregation that I was running," explained Flake. more >>
Pascal Honore was ejected from a car 18 years ago in a terrible accident. After falling and severely injuring herself, she had been paralyzed immediately. But that wouldn't stop her from living life to the fullest.
She realized that she would have to relearn how to do things differently. Pascal proceeded to live as normally as she possibly could. One of her favorite things to do was sit by the water and watch her sons surf. She has always been fascinated by surfing. Little did she know, one day, she would actually be surfing herself.
When a family friend came up with a brilliant idea of duct-taping her to his back it actually seemed possible for the first time. So they began practicing on the deck before bringing it to the water. more >>
Chicago native and videographer Blake Grigsby gets himself a megaphone and gets driven around different neighborhoods. Using the megaphone to blurt out positive comments to random people.
Most people who you find yelling out of cars are usually saying something negative or maybe just hitting on them. But, Blake loves to ride around and yell things that brighten people's day up. Almost everyone, laughs and puts a HUGE smile on their face. SHARE this with your friends and put a big smile on their face as well.
Watch this drive-by video below: more >>