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Doug Giles' 'Righteous and Rowdy' Delivers
Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2011 | Matt Barber

Posted on 06/29/2011 9:03:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

Dads, when you let the National Education Association, Hollywood and the cast from Glee raise your daughters, you shouldn’t be surprised if they turn out to be self-absorbed, painted little Paris Hilton wannabes. As Doug Giles, TownHall.com columnist and host of the nationally syndicated Clash Radio program puts it: “Fathers, don’t let your babies grow up to be Snookie!”

I know: easier said than done. Ever wish that fatherhood came with an instruction manual? Well, with his latest book, Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls, Giles comes as close to anyone in producing it.

Throughout this page-turner, Doug’s unique blend of wit, wisdom and irreverent humor is sharpened to a razor’s edge. A guy after my own heart, Doug refuses to be “nicer than Jesus” – He slices and dices a godless culture bent on sexing-up and dumbing-down our sisters and daughters. As the father of two young girls, I can say this: Doug puts into print what every dad who’s worth his salt thinks, but may be afraid to say.

Pops, contrary to what the sex-obsessed “Heather has two mommies” thong-throng may imagine – you are an indispensible part of your baby girl’s healthy development. You only get one crack at this, so get it right.

Giles knows from which he speaks. He comes with his own set of impressive righteous-and-rowdy bona fides. You likely know of Doug’s oldest daughter, Hannah Giles. She became famous (or infamous if you’re a “progressive,” secular-socialist troglodyte) for being the second half of the investigative “pimp-prostitute” sting team that cracked all the nuts over at ACORN.

Doug’s younger daughter, Regis, is a Second Amendment advocate and founder of the “Girls Just Wanna Have Guns,” campaign. She’s also a big-game hunter. Rumor has it that she can knock the nose of a gnat from 300 meters. Both of these young ladies share CoverGirl looks, Grace Kelly class and Margaret Thatcher brains. It’s little wonder that feminists can’t stand ‘em.

Last year in an interview with CNN, Hannah was asked about her conservative-Christian worldview and how she was able, nearly single-handedly, to bring down one of the most powerful and corrupt “progressive” (but I repeat myself) organizations in America: “So what makes you so different? What makes you like this?” she was asked.

Her answer: “God, my family and Jujitsu.” Gotta love it.

Still, within Hanna’s very direct answer lies the framework for Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls.

From its press release:

What will this book teach you? Raising Righteous & Rowdy Girls is here to help fathers with daughters. In this book, Giles tables scores of road-tested, historically proven, can’t-miss principles for raising girls with a fighting spirit, discernment, a winning attitude, and a holy vision to overcome this feces-filled culture. You will learn in this quick read how to teach your daughters to fight, shoot guns, sense BS, be classy, despise anti-intellectualism, be visionaries, party without going Snookie, value hunting and the outdoors, esteem traditional convictions, and avoid the date from hell.

Warning: for those with a literary palate for mild evangelical fare, this book is Habanero hot. It’s a PG-13 kick in the pants for fathers trying to bring up righteous and rowdy girls in a XXX world.

Dads, read the book. You’re little princess will thank you – right after she mops the floor with that first unfortunate schmuck to get a little too handsy.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fatherhood; males

1 posted on 06/29/2011 9:03:06 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Ping.


2 posted on 06/29/2011 9:26:24 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Kaslin

Pathetic.


3 posted on 06/29/2011 9:37:35 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Kaslin

Once again, your discerning editorial eye hits one out of the park. Now I know what to get for my grown nephews for Christmas.


4 posted on 06/29/2011 9:43:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: Kaslin
I know: easier said than done. Ever wish that fatherhood came with an instruction manual?

It does, written by the ultimate Dad Himself.

5 posted on 06/29/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT by VRWCmember (The Bible, for those of you from Rio Linda)
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To: LearsFool
Pathetic.

What is pathetic?
The book review?
Giles and his take-no-prisoners approach?
His lovely daughters, either of whom I would be THRILLED to see with either of my sons? (except that my older son is engaged so now they are off limits to him and he to them)

Or do you find the idea of trying to raise righteous daughters in this filthy depraved culture to be a pathetic notion?

Do you care to elaborate on your comment?

6 posted on 06/29/2011 9:54:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember (The Bible, for those of you from Rio Linda)
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To: LearsFool

Huh?


7 posted on 06/29/2011 10:03:35 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: VRWCmember

I predict you won’t get any reply from him


8 posted on 06/29/2011 10:05:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: VRWCmember
"I know: easier said than done. Ever wish that fatherhood came with an instruction manual?"

It does, written by the ultimate Dad Himself.


As you said so well yourself, the Bible is the instruction manual God gave to fathers for raising virtuous daughters.

Where exactly in that manual are the instructions to young ladies about fist-fighting and other rowdiness?

I've read Doug Giles off and on for several years. He wants to squeeze his square-peg rowdiness into the round hole of righteousness, and vice versa. It won't fit.
9 posted on 06/29/2011 10:17:28 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Kaslin

Read up on this book, bkmk.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Kaslin

Doesn’t his daughter Hannah dress like a hooker? 8^)


11 posted on 06/29/2011 11:16:10 AM PDT by NC28203
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To: NC28203

No not really. She did it in an undercover sting dressed up as a prostitute with James O’Keefe on ACORN


12 posted on 06/29/2011 11:24:37 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: LearsFool
"...Where exactly in that manual are the instructions to young ladies about fist-fighting and other rowdiness?..."

Self defense isn't 'fist-fighting'. Neither is carrying oneself in a confident manner to send the message, "Don't mess with ME!" when necessary. It sounds like he's prepared his girls for the sinful world we live in. A fallen world in which a violent flash mob can break an innocent young woman's leg (ex. Philadelphia) for no other reason than to get their kicks. Our world is going to hell in a hand basket and it would be neglectful to not prepare a young woman with the extra skills she will need to protect herself in it.

I hate that the world is in this condition, but it is what it is and unfortunately only appears to be getting worse.

13 posted on 06/29/2011 12:08:28 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: 444Flyer
You didn't read the article, did you?

Dads, read the book. You’re (sic) little princess will thank you – right after she mops the floor with that first unfortunate schmuck to get a little too handsy.

In other words:

"Dads, read the book if you're planning to leave your daughter to fend for herself in situations you didn't teach her to avoid and won't be around to prevent. With a father like you, clearly she's gonna need to know how to fight."
14 posted on 06/29/2011 12:44:19 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool
Where exactly in that manual are the instructions to young ladies about fist-fighting and other rowdiness?

I suppose from Giles' perspective it would be the part about being a peculiar people (i.e. different from the world's view).

Regardless of what you thinkg about Giles' style and "rowdiness" the fact that his daughters have grown into virtuous young ladies who are also tough enough to defend themselves, strong in their faith and convictions, and actively engaged in the culture war to positively influence the world around them is worthy of admiration.

15 posted on 06/29/2011 1:03:28 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: LearsFool
In other words: "Dads, read the book if you're planning to leave your daughter to fend for herself in situations you didn't teach her to avoid and won't be around to prevent.

Unless a Dad plans to accompany his daughter on all of her dates (not likely to produce the best daddy-daughter relationship) and on all her trips to the mall, etc. then there are chances that she may find herself in situations where she needs to be able to forcefully stand up for herself. If you think that teaching her to be prepared for those situations is equal to "leaving your daughter to fend for herself" then I think you might be missing the intent both of the author of the review and of Giles.

16 posted on 06/29/2011 1:16:24 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: LearsFool

btw, thank you for responding to my question. While I can appreciate your disagreement with Giles’ style and his “rowdiness” I will respectfully disagree with your assessment that his thoughts on raising righteous and rowdy daughters are “pathetic”.


17 posted on 06/29/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

I’ll take your word for what sort of women Giles’ daughters have become. And since it’s obvious we men aren’t going to do our job, I suppose I’ll have to concede that we ought to at least equip our daughters to do it for us.

It’s disgraceful that we men have let it come to this, isn’t it? From what I’ve read of Giles, I suspect he wanted a son - or several. And I suspect he’d have done a great job of raising them to do man’s work.

But daughters ought not to be raised to do man’s work. It’s unmanly to expect it of them.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 1:30:22 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: VRWCmember
I will respectfully disagree with your assessment that his thoughts on raising righteous and rowdy daughters are “pathetic”.

My "pathetic" comment was a visceral response - not only to Giles' solution but to the problem itself. (See my post #18 above.)

If he'd written only about "raising rowdy daughters", I'd have shrugged it off as but another reaction to our current social climate. But for him to put rowdiness (particularly with regard to young ladies!) in the same frame with righteousness is inappropriate.

We can have our rowdy women, dealing with the problems we've permitted to arise via undercover sting operations, beating up groping boyfriends, etc. Or we can have virtuous ladies as described in the Bible, influencing and blessing this rotten world by caring for their homes, their families, the needy, etc. - as in Proverbs 31, for instance.

Perhaps we just disagree on which one is needed most in 21st-century America.
19 posted on 06/29/2011 1:45:23 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool
Perhaps we just disagree on which one is needed most in 21st-century America.

I think we also disagree as to whether a woman can be both. Even the Proverbs 31 woman is not a weak little fragile vessel that shrinks away from anything the world deems as "manly".

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
In the Hebrew kingdom society that King Lemuel learned of virtuous women from his mother, (why was Lem's father leaving the responsibility of teaching little Lemmy to mom instead of teaching him himself?), engaging in real estate transactions and then overseeing the planting of vineyards on that real estate would have been considered "men's work" and certainly not a proper activity for the little woman who should be back home birthing babies and cleaning house. Yet here she is, the virtuous woman out buying up real estate and planting the vineyard and girding up her loins with strength and strengthening up her arms as if she thought the men weren't doing their jobs.
20 posted on 06/29/2011 2:02:48 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
Even the Proverbs 31 woman is not a weak little fragile vessel

True. Housework in those days was a demanding, back-breaking job. A man who found a wife who would manage his house well was indeed blessed. (This virtuous woman was even able to expand that realm to include buying fields and planting vineyards!)

Yet there's no mention of rowdiness whatsoever. Lemuel doesn't say, "She girdeth up her loins for the fight; Yea, she moppeth the floor with the local hoodlums."

Nor does he say, "She doth the jobs which the men shirketh." No, there's no indication whatsoever that she's doing anything that would fall outside the purview of women of her day. (Perhaps some of what she did was uncommon; but then of course Lemuel told us he was describing a rare woman.)

As to why Lemuel learned this from his mother...Is it unusual for a mother to instruct her son about what to look for in a wife? Doesn't every son get his first ideas about women from his mother? What you find unusual seems to me to be perfectly natural.

In any case, this virtuous woman was a blessing to all around her - through her good works, not her rowdiness.
21 posted on 06/29/2011 2:29:11 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool
Lemuel doesn't say, "She girdeth up her loins for the fight; Yea, she moppeth the floor with the local hoodlums."

Good point, yet while Lemuel didn't include that in this tribute to this virtuous women, we do know from elsewhere in Scripture that on occasion she naileth the hoodlum's head to the the ground with a tent spike!

22 posted on 06/29/2011 3:10:23 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Heh! That’s an interesting story in itself. Since Barak refused to go fight the battle unless Deborah went with him, he wouldn’t receive the glory of the victory. The glory would go to a woman instead.

For men, that sort of embarrassment is often punishment enough.


23 posted on 06/29/2011 3:21:44 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Kaslin

“she mops the floor with that first unfortunate schmuck to get a little too handsy.”

Following a few simple rules will prevent the boys from getting too frisky:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2736763/posts


24 posted on 06/29/2011 6:43:06 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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