A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Pussies galore! How cats
are taking over the world
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Pussies galore! How cats
are taking over the world

Telegraph [UK], by William Langley

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/10/2013 2:32:22 PM

Beyond the hard-to-refute argument that they are the world’s most useless animals, cats appear to have everything going their way. In the past 20 years, they have overtaken dogs to become Britain’s most popular pet, relentlessly raised their social profile, and colonised the internet to such an extent that Google has now installed special programmes to monitor their advance. For what can appear, at first acquaintance, to be a small, fur-coated, heat-seeking digestive tract that sleeps 16 hours a day, this is some achievement. Not that the cats show any signs of easing up. Last week they pulled off another

Comments:
Please don´t indulge in naughty remarks (which will get the thread closed). This is a funny piece and invites funny--but nice--responses.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/10/2013 2:44:27 PM     (No. 9168934)

But enough about the Obama Cabinet.

Sorry...I couldn´t help it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: javaboy, 2/10/2013 2:49:22 PM     (No. 9168950)

In some ancient cultures, cats were worshiped as gods. They have never forgotten this.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/10/2013 3:00:24 PM     (No. 9168965)

#1, no, those are ´Rats...not cats. Cats will hopefully run the ´rats out of Washington DC. I already think my kitties have been making a plan to eliminate the ´rats. Even my big fat Whitey-cat has learned to master some stealth moves to protect his territory. He even surprised big macho Stranger and showed his dominance (neck hold) in a stealth pounce that made the big macho cat cry!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 4 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/10/2013 3:07:36 PM     (No. 9168973)

I love it, #1!

When I lived in Rome, stray cats were everywhere, and I mean everywhere. They inhabited the Colosseum (famous for its cat population) and the streets. I did have a couple of cats in Rome, both rescued. But my favorite feline was one that my boyfriend and I rescued from the U.S. Embassy parking lot. She was about ten days old, barely having opened her eyes. We heard her mewing from our open window; her mother had been hit by a car. We brought her to work in a shoe box and fed with an ear cleaner (!). She learned to hold her "bottle" with her front paws. She was a pretty little tiger whom we named Charlie and nicknamed "Chuck". As Charlie grew older she had a habit of stealing loose change and bills lying around and stashing them under the couch. We joked that she was just saving for a rainy day. Once I took a picture of her walking out onto my terrace with my checkbook in her mouth; she was smaller than the checkbook, still being a kitten!

Fond memories!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 2/10/2013 3:30:51 PM     (No. 9168994)

The article is quite a nice confection. Perfect for a Sunday. The writer´s take, his viewpoint, his gentle [and appreciative] wryness, and his writing talent are all appreciated and necessary in making this piece.

There are some wonderful lines in it. Examples include "a small, fur-coated, heat-seeking digestive tract that sleeps 16 hours a day" and "furred Reich." Discover more on reading.

But it led me to think the old observation, that "dogs have owners, cats have staff," could be wrong. Certainly, those roles appear to be operative. But dogs must have "owner"-provided support activities daily. Period. Cats one can leave to themselves for a day or two. Well, as long as you don´t mind the possibility of coming home to a surprise from time to time.

Read and enjoy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 2/10/2013 3:32:58 PM     (No. 9168995)

No offense #4, but it sounds like Chuck was a budding Democrat, Italian style. Did she have any American cousins in the Bay area with the last name Pelosi?
Actually, she sounds pretty charming.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 7 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/10/2013 3:39:31 PM     (No. 9169000)

My kingdom for a cat that sleeps only 18 hours a day.
Have heard them described as movable potted plants.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: not so little nell, 2/10/2013 3:40:20 PM     (No. 9169001)

Cats are mankinds´ Tribbles. Anyone who doesn´t like cats are you know what.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/10/2013 4:00:51 PM     (No. 9169038)

This dolt doesn´t understand the primal significance of cats to human civilization itself.

Cats were what made Sumeria´s ancient civilization possible for one. The kitties ate the rats that ate the grain supplies, allowing human beings to stock piles of grain to get through the winter and beyond instead of spending all their time hitting rats with brooms and shovels. With the cats taking care of that vital job - cripes, it was the food supply! - human beings had lots of extra leisure time to build walled cities and trade with each other. They weren´t spending all their time swatting rats. The surplus grain saved by the cats allowed the creation of more than just bread from the grain too - beermaking was the other thing Sumerians learned to make with their excess grain stocks, and a fine thing that is. Without the cats, the beer would not have been possible.

Cats have been present in every single great civilization in the ancient world because they played a VITAL role in protecting the grain supplies from mice and rats. They were there and revered in Sumeria, in ancient Persia, among the Assyrians, the Hittites, the Inca, even Mohammad just loved cats. They all understood the vital role cats played in enabling civilization to flourish. For that, human beings own kitties a debt of gratitude and should be happy to pamper them as beloved pets forever more.

Cats made civilization possible.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/10/2013 4:09:28 PM     (No. 9169046)

When cats disappeared (not always through their own choice) the Black Plague of Death showed up. Can you do better?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 11 - Posted by: squiggle, 2/10/2013 4:17:30 PM     (No. 9169055)

We thought our lovable fuzzballs were rather ornamental--until we had a mouse in the house. No way could we track the mouse as deftly, or run so fast!

Cats are wonderful!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/10/2013 4:22:39 PM     (No. 9169061)

#10, speaking of diseases...

Recall a few months ago an interesting article linking domestication of cats
to the spread of schizophrenia.

There was a very extensive study by a university researcher who could link
the increase in cat popularity in modern times to the emergence of schizophenria.

Cats carry certain viruses and pathogens, and the parasites can get into humans and
greatly alter brain function.
Wish I could recall more of the details.
It´s a major big deal in research.

You know cats transmit toxoplasmosis, right?
Google it all, and you can find the rest of the story...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/10/2013 4:33:30 PM     (No. 9169079)

#12 Yes, I read those stories. And when I was pregnant my husband didn´t let me near the litter box. Besides, I have had cats (I have six now) ever since I can remember. I dare say more people died from the Black Death than from cats infecting us. I´ll take my chances.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/10/2013 4:41:39 PM     (No. 9169085)

FTA: ´´The times we live in are less sociable, more self-fixated than most of us have known before, but cats have known little else, and now we may have to look to them for guidance.´´

Apocalypse aside, I agree with above posters´ mouse observations. Few folks get to see how naturally useful cats are as perfectly-engineered mousers. Last year, through a sloppily drawn-out remodeling project, we found our crawl space populated by field mice. Our normally-somnolent furball assumed the role of mouse eradicator as if she had been training for it her entire life - with a combination of patience, persistence and ruthlessness I have never seen displayed in canines.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: msjena, 2/10/2013 4:45:13 PM     (No. 9169090)

#12--toxoplasmosis only exists (and rarely, at that) in cats that go outside. My mother is in her 90s and has had cats her whole life, so they must not be that deadly.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: postaway, 2/10/2013 4:58:56 PM     (No. 9169098)

Thank God for cats. My 18 year-old brown tabby died recently, and a more regal, unflappable and loving pet there never was. She would sit by your side, as wise as a sphinx and hold your hand in her paw and pet you by flexing her paw and unflexing it. No one believed it until they experienced it. All the time, she would purr her great and jolly purr. Here´s to you, Tippy, and to all God´s creatures, great and small.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: bullhead, 2/10/2013 4:59:14 PM     (No. 9169099)

Another cat story....

The house catches fire at night. The family dog barks and awakens the family so they can escape.

Another house catches fire at night. The family cat sneaks out the back door.

They are taking over;)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/10/2013 5:07:54 PM     (No. 9169109)

I´ve had cats since I was a toddler and that´s getting on for 70 years now. Until I was around 20, those cats were outdoor/indoor cats. Since then they´ve all been indoors and it´s better that way--for the cat and his or her staff.

The toxoplasmosis scare is overblown. To contract the disease you have to eat infected meat or touch an infected cats feces and then put your fingers to your mouth, is the way I understand it.

The ASPCA has good information:

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/toxoplasmosis.aspx

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/10/2013 5:21:16 PM     (No. 9169127)

I have a relative who is schizophrenic. She has lived her life in NYC and has never, to my knowledge, touched any animal. Her mother was afraid of animals and passed that fear on to her daughter.

On the other hand, I can´t remember a time when I didn´t have multiple indoor/outdoor cats and, to the best of our knowledge, we are not schizophrenic.

( The first paragraph is true )

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 20 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/10/2013 5:23:49 PM     (No. 9169134)

Beautiful, #8. We love our babies.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/10/2013 5:30:44 PM     (No. 9169145)

PS: I don´t trust people who don´t like cats.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 22 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/10/2013 5:39:13 PM     (No. 9169157)

I think the way tennis great Martina Navratilova got infected with
toxoplasmosis from her cat was that the pet was indoors and walked anywhere it wished.

If the animal is infected, it´s pretty easy for the virus to be passed on.
Luckily I haven´t gotten anything that I know of.
When we were kids, it was suggested that a dog´s lick was safer than a human´s germs.
"Ya can´t get dog diseases. They don´t have human diseases."

I haven´t heard anything like that lately.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/10/2013 5:52:02 PM     (No. 9169170)

Agree, #9. A relative of mine keeps miniature donkeys and some goats. He went to the barn one evening to care for his animals, and was horrified to see dozens of mice running all over. They were attracted to the animal feed.

The next morning, he visited a neighboring farm and adopted some barn kittens. He took them home, fed them, and gave them a nice bunk in the barn. Inside of a week, the rodent population was gone.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 24 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/10/2013 5:52:55 PM     (No. 9169171)

Forgot to mention, kitties are well worth their keep, even without the mouse-chasing skills.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 25 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 2/10/2013 6:09:42 PM     (No. 9169196)

I have my 3 cats for 12 years. They´re all loveable and intelligent. They each know their names and certain human words like "food" and "chick-chick" (chicken, a special food for one).

A friend of mine once stated that cats have great basic programming (he was an engineer) and I couldn´t agree more.

Cats are vertical and dogs are horizontal --meaning where they get to. My cats can get on top of the doors, the refrigerator, the closet, etc. They also can open drawers and kitchen cabinet doors to explore inside (looking for mice, no doubt).

In the winter, they sleep with me on top of the covers and electric blanket. My cats can always find the most comfortable spot in the house at any given time.

I have nothing against dogs, it´s just that cats are that much better, especially if they´re 100% indoor felines.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 26 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/10/2013 6:24:42 PM     (No. 9169207)

It depends on the pet, #17 - dogs as well as cats. Many cats are heroes:

http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/cat-wakes-family-during-house-fire/vCCrm/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/9174071/concord-house-fire-family-cat-wakes-up-family?redirected=true

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2012/11/smelling_smoke_9-year-old_wake.html


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/10/2013 6:27:16 PM     (No. 9169215)

Whoops, that last link was an error, meant to post this one: http://canine-chat.com/community/index.php?threads/news-ny-cat-wakes-up-couple-when-fire-breaks-out.821/

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Hikergal, 2/10/2013 6:30:03 PM     (No. 9169219)

#7 my daughter´s cat woke up the neighbor during a fire the article says it was the woman´s but it was my Corie´s the cat had free roam of the whole building
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/metro-west/12008744831494/woman-credits-cat-for-saving-her-from-house-fire/
Love that cat!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Hikergal, 2/10/2013 6:32:22 PM     (No. 9169223)

Oops apologies to #7! Meant 17

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: InOhio, 2/10/2013 7:38:58 PM     (No. 9169287)

To #25 and others: If you sit in a chair in my house and stand up for about 1/10 second, my Himalayan will dive into that warm seat faster than you can reclaim it.

One would think her coat would be enough but apparently not.

The other one reclines in front of the heat vent with his paws ON the vent. I don´t know why he doesn´t get scorched.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 2/10/2013 7:56:20 PM     (No. 9169299)

My cat alerted me one night when I put the tea kettle on & forgot about it - it´s not the whistling kind & the cat came to the room where I was & wouldn´t leave me alone until I followed her to the kitchen. She knew something was amiss & she "told"me. Also, in the hours before we had an earthquake in this area, she kept going into the basement & hiding in the corners. Very unusual behavior. I tried to coax her out, but she kept hiding. Again, she knew something was about to go wrong. I also remember a cat my brother had in his awful college apartment. His cat would chase & EAT cockroaches. They earn their keep. Here´s a good joke - if you provide a dog with food, a soft bed & a home, he thinks you are God - if you do the same for a cat, he thinks he´s God!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: joew9, 2/10/2013 8:14:39 PM     (No. 9169310)

Getting rid of stray cats is easy. We just have to be willing to do it. That´s what the problem really is.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 33 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/10/2013 8:33:33 PM     (No. 9169333)

As I write this, a small companion sits perched on my stomach. He doesn´t read or post on this site, preferring to leave the staff work to me; however, I´m sure he would want me to thank the OP, article author, and other posters for helping to improve my understanding of his needs. I see no Heinlein on this thread yet, so perhaps this:

"Anyone who thinks protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat." -- Robert A. Heinlein

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/10/2013 8:50:17 PM     (No. 9169359)

Cats are beguiling. But like everything in nature, they require checks and balances to keep them from overpopulation at which point they would no longer beguile. My method is to keep them in the barn where they can find all they need to sustain them so long as they self limit their population. They keep the rodents from destroying the horse feed and gnawing on the leather tack. Oh, they can leave the barn alright, but if they do so they are likely to be nipped up by a passing coyote. My population control seems to be working. I´ll leave it to others to find their own. And #9, I do appreciate your point about the beer.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: veritas, 2/10/2013 9:05:20 PM     (No. 9169373)

#17: In such a case, perhaps the cat presumes the family smart enough to notice a house fire and leave?

#19: Didn´t "your mother have you tested," like Sheldon? Mine probably regrets her oversight....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/11/2013 4:26:45 AM     (No. 9169575)

Yeah, well, if you croak in your abode with noone around, a cat will eat your corpse while a dog will not.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 37 - Posted by: PChristopher, 7/6/2013 8:36:49 AM     (No. 9411095)

Beyond the hard-to-refute argument that they are the world’s most useless animals

...like some writers.

I have two feline entities myself and will take them over some people anytime.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment



Post Reply   Close thread 722877




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



Six-month pregnant journalist taken to hospital
for treatment after pro-Kremlin political leader
ordered his aides to ´violently rape her´ during
press conference when she asked about*
Daily Mail [UK], by Will Stewart    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 5:40:55 PM     Post Reply
A pregnant journalist is recovering in hospital today after a pro-Kremlin political leader in Russia told two male aides to ´violently rape´ her at a press conference. Nationalist Vladimir Zhironovsky launched his extraordinary tirade after reporter Stella Dubovitskaya asked him an innocuous question about sanctions against Ukraine. The founder of the far right Liberal Democratic Party began shouting wildly, before suddenly manhandling two young male aides towards the pregnant mother-of-one. He then shouted to them: ´When I say, you run to her and violently rape her.´ The parliamentary reporter, who is six months pregnant, is now being treated in hospital

Massive fire in Gibraltar shuts down
power and disrupts online betting
Daily Express [UK], by Cyrus Engineer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 12:56:03 PM     Post Reply
A huge fire in Gibraltar, caused by a fuel tank explosion, shut down many online betting services and disrupted gamblers during a busy day of sport. Residences near the blaze were evactuated following the fire, which broke out at around 1pm local time. The explosion occurred at Gibraltar´s main power station and the fire shut down much of the area´s electricity. Thousands of residents and tourists were left without power while firefighters battled the blaze. The fire was eventually brought under control at around 4.30pm local time. A Gibraltar Government spokesman said: "The fire is under control and there are no casualties

New accounts emerge of
Charge of the Light Brigade
Telegraph [UK], by Jasper Copping    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 12:41:59 PM     Post Reply
Immortalised in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem about the “valley of death”, the Charge of the Light Brigade is remembered as one of the most glorious defeats in British history. The documents overturn much of the established wisdom of the battle and provide clues as to how the calamitous attack, during the Battle of Balaclava, in the Crimean War, came to be accidentally launched. [Snip] The charge saw the light cavalry mount an assault into a valley flanked, on three sides, by Russians. Lord Raglan, overall commander of the British forces, had intended to send the Light Brigade to pursue and

The Scientific Community Is Plagued
by Western Self-Loathing – The
´Treason of the Intellectuals´
Breitbart London [UK], by David Archibald    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 12:06:32 PM     Post Reply
What stops the Earth from looking like Pluto is energy from the Sun. The quantity and type of energy coming from the Sun varies over cycles that range up to 1,500 years long. The cycle we can see with our own eyes, in our own lifetimes, is the sunspot cycle that is normally eleven years long. [Snip] It has become established—for those who are willing to look at the evidence—that climate will very closely follow our colder Sun. Climate is no longer a mystery to us. We can predict forward up to two solar cycles, that is about twenty-two years into the future. When models of solar activity are further refined, we may be able to predict climate

Winter is Coming. And, Boy How
We´re Going to Wish We Still had
that Luxury Global Warming ´Problem´!
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 12:00:45 PM     Post Reply
Of all the many absurdities of the great climate change non-crisis which has been pointlessly obsessing our planet this last three or four decades, surely the most egregious is this: global warming is good. No really, it is. As a few bold heretics--such as Australian geologist Ian Plimer in his book Heaven And Earth--have long been trying to tell anyone prepared to listen, the human species is designed for warmth not cold. Ice ages are something we should naturally fear; warming periods are something which for which we should yearn. All the historical evidence confirms this--that periods of warming

´Kind eyes and a mischievous glint´:
Photographer David Bailey unveils
his portrait of the Queen to mark
her 88th birthday tomorrow
Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 9:24:11 AM     Post Reply
With her twinkling eyes and beaming smile, it is hard to believe Her Majesty will mark her 88th birthday tomorrow. This portrait of the Queen, taken by celebrated British photographer David Bailey CBE, was released today ahead of the occasion. It shows the monarch smiling at the camera - while donning a pearl necklace, earrings and a brooch. Her jewellery is accompanied by a simple dress by Angela Kelly, who has served as the Queen´s personal assistant and senior dresser since 2002. The black-and-white photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace in March and commissioned on behalf of the Government´s GREAT

We must confront the
challenge of Islamism
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/20/2014 9:10:05 AM     Post Reply
At least six Birmingham schools accused of harbouring a Trojan horse plot run by Muslim fundamentalists will be placed under special measures by Ofsted. The action is understandable. The unsubtle attempts to insert Islamist ideas--representing an extremist, politicised form of Islam--into the curriculum of those schools makes for frightening reading. Equally unsettling was the liberal establishment’s failure to correct it. According to a special report by the Education Funding Agency, radical Muslims have tried to take control of teaching by first taking control of school governorships. Excellent head teachers were either reduced to the status of figureheads or forced out



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

42 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
36 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

33 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

32 replie(s)
American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Stop dressing so tacky for church
27 replie(s)
CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Wasserman-Schultz: Midterm Election
´Absolutely Not´ A Referendum on Obama

24 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/21/2014 8:22:28 AM     Post Reply
"No, absolutely not," the November midterm election is not a referendum on President Obama and his policies, Democrat Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC´s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running," she said. Asked about vulnerable Democrats who have criticized President Obama´s flawed healthcare law, Wasserman Schultz said they are running their own race. "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what´s also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

23 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 2:26:51 AM     Post Reply
In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I


Post Reply   Close thread 722877





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~