As a result of Glenn Beck’s recent 9-12 Moms TV special on his weekday Fox News Channel program, a new website has launched: As A Mom – A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots.
Within three days of its launch, site administrator Lori Parker said the sisterhood had attracted close to 4,000 members, forming a network of principled mothers, grandmothers, daughters and guardians of our nation’s children.
“This is a labor of love by Mommy Patriots who wholeheartedly subscribe to the 9 Principles and the 12 Values of the 9.12 Project, as well as the Constitution of the United States of America,” Parker said.
As of Sunday, there were 2,638 members from Florida alone!
A conservative mom blogs with conviction
Another Mom who appeared on Beck’s TV show also has a blogsite for conservative moms. Mary Baker, mother of seven, says she blogs because the world needs to hear the voices of those who are conservative in the blogosphere.
“As Conservatives, we must stop allowing liberals to have command of public opinion in America and around the world. We must make our voices and opinions known,” she says. “I love to talk about the events in our world from a Christian or conservative prospective. We hold a very distinct view from our liberal counterparts and must compassionately and effectively present those distinctions to the masses.”
Praying for Congress
WorldNetDaily reader Nic Pedersen writes, “I have always enjoyed the articles about your efforts to change things in Washington, D.C., and the tough questions your reports ask the politicians. With all the coverage that WND is doing in Washington, D.C., I think you have missed one of the biggest influences there: the National Prayer Center.”
NPC was started by Senior Pastor Ken Wilde and the Capital Christian Center in Meridian, Idaho. Each week Pastor Ken hosts prayer teams from every state and takes them into the halls of the Congress to meet and pray with that prayer team’s state representatives. The National Prayer Center has been asked to start five more National Prayer Centers in five other countries.
Google transforming journalism?
Techies are abuzz about Google Wave, a collaborative web tool that’s expected to revolutionize how we do business, organize parties and manage projects with others. For the past two months while it underwent testing, Google Wave developers saw how the “Wave” could change (or add to) what we do, including collaborative reporting, record and archive interviews, live editing, smarter story updates, discuss-while-you-read, transparent writing process, instant polls and a Wiki news aggregator.
The Internet: 100% American to 100% global
Does the U.S. government, which financed much of the Internet’s development, wield too much influence over the Internet, a system used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide?
Some say it does. So the Commerce Department has agreed to give other governments and the private sector a greater oversight role in an organization that oversees the Internet.
Two weeks for Twitter tweets
Twitter is saving all our tweets. But only for two weeks.
Twitter founder Biz Stone: “We definitely save all the tweets, although you’re right in noting that our search focuses more on newer content right now. And yes, the plan is to drop the coordinates after 14 days.”
Making Twitter work for you
BingTweets enables you to see deeper, real-time information about the hottest topics on Twitter by fusing Bing search results with the latest tweets.
Laura Fitton, author of “Twitter for Dummies,” has organized the thousands of Twitter applications floating around on the web. She recently unveiled the results of her work at “140: The Twitter Conference” with the launch of OneForty, a Web directory of Twitter software. OneForty organizes all of the Web-based mobile, desktop and miscellaneous-platform apps out there that tie into Twitter. Users can search for apps, browse by platform or wander in search of interesting tools, sorted by popularity or rating.
British court: Stop impersonating on Twitter
The High Court in London used Twitter to serve an injunction in a case involving a conservative blogger. In what appears to be a legal first, the court ordered an anonymous Twitterer to stop impersonating Donal Blaney by tweeting under the same name as his blog, Blaney’s Blarney. The order was sent to the user’s Twitter account with a link to the injunction.
Free fall reads from Shelfari
Fall is here! The leaves are turning, kids are back in school and it’s time to find that perfect book to read. Check out on-line library Shelfari’s new book detail pages to discover what you should read next. Shelfari lets you build a virtual bookshelf to display what you’ve read, want to read or are reading now. You get to be the critic by rating and reviewing your books so your friends can see what you think. Shelfari also lets you to see what your friends are reading.
WorldNetDaily’s extensive archive on Obama eligibility
A reader recently wrote to inquire about President Obama’s academic records. I referred her to WorldNetDaily’s archive of hundreds of articles reporting about Obama’s birth and constitutional eligibility issue. You’ll find the archive useful, especially if you’re researching information that can’t be found elsewhere in the “mainstream” media. WorldNetDaily is way out ahead of the rest of the press on this issue.
Make it a blowout!
WorldNetDaily reader Spencer Bohannon-Yule writes to tell us about a website that will blow out Congress. That’s right! BlowOutCongress.com was created by national radio talk show host Jeff Bolton, who created the site to take back our country one incumbent at a time. BlowOutCongress.com advocates the complete replacement of all 535 members of Congress over the next election cycle.
Facebook: The movie
Production will begin next month in Boston and then move to Los Angeles on “The Social Network,” a movie about the evolution of Facebook, the social network created in 2004 on the Harvard campus, and how overnight success and wealth changes the lives of the classmates who created it.
Jesse Eisenberg will play founder Mark Zuckerberg; Justin Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook’s founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg as the social network became a financial juggernaut. Kevin Spacey is executive producer.
WorldNetDaily Surfin’ Safari readers John Carroll of Olathe, Kan., Bob Ramey of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sheila H. of Toronto, Ontario, were the first three readers to correctly answer last week’s movie trivia question.
All identified the character Gen. James Mattoon Scott, played by Burt Lancaster in the movie “Seven Days in May,” a film about U.S. military leaders who plot to overthrow the president because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
This week’s movie trivia: “Well, that’s newspapers for you, ma’am. You could fill volumes with what you don’t read in them.”
Name the character, the actor and the movie. Send your answer to me at the email address below. The first three readers to guess correctly will be announced in next week’s Surfin’ Safari.