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  • The Inflation Predictions Were Just Wrong, And Now They're Hurting People

    06/21/2013 8:36:01 AM PDT · 41 of 56
    elk to ChildOfThe60s
    I ask: what is the price of arugula?

    That's all we need to know.

    Until the price of arugula goes up dramatically, the chattering class will have no idea what the "other half" Joe six-pack is dealing with.

  • Beck Asks: When Are You Going to Take Your Kid Out of School?

    03/04/2013 7:21:00 AM PST · 24 of 77
    elk to St_Thomas_Aquinas
    Not a Glen Beck fan, but I have to give him credit for this one.

    There are so many resources for parents and homeschoolers these days, it's amazing, incredible and fantastic.

    I haven't even checked out Khan Academy, but I've heard it's by a fellow who believes education should be free and accessible (don't know his politics), and he has a whole bunch of classes on online, for free - to include all those high school math classes.

    The homeschoolers I know all have kids who are calm, respectful, but are go-getters. They have no problem dealing with little kids, or their elders.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/16/2013 5:58:09 AM PST · 71 of 74
    elk to fattigermaster
    No one is attacking those who are childless by choice, or who prefer not to be childless. Nor are singles being attacked here. A frank discussion of babies shouldn't be viewed as an immediate attack on those without children!

    If anyone is being attacked, it is those who do have babies. Does today's stay-at-home mom like being lumped in with the various categories of "undesirables" accused now of having "too many babies?" (and I don't view ANY baby as undesirable - I'm using the description that seems to circulate that "undesirables" are having too many babies). Or with the bunch of females, especially singles ones, today who vote for Obama? And, where are the responsible men? Plenty of personal responsibility issues raised.

    "Childless Prejudice?" Wow, it's taken to a whole new level, I see. The traditional family is being attacked and redefined, if you haven't noticed. Treaties are being pushed that destroy parental authority, inserting governmental authority in its place. Even if one has no children, I would hope that they don't remain in a defensive posture against those on the same side, but rather see that the battle involves all sober, freedom-loving peoples.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 8:59:30 AM PST · 39 of 74
    elk to Mrs. Don-o
    Indeed, my intention is not to judge, but to note the judgment placed upon those who do have children. There has been a war on families for a long time. Think about Betty Friedan's canard about the suburban housewife being akin to a workcamp slave in "The Feminist Mystique," or the calls over the years to start a Momy Wars between those who work and those who are full-time homemakers. Note that moms who work and those who stay home full time aren't interested in judging each other - each family has to make tough calls about these matters.

    See, those who cry "keep your hands off my body" have a huge hypocracy going on as they tend to judge those who do choose to procreate (those pitiful barefoot and pregnant types/sarcasm). Well, I daresay that the state, the planners, the whoevers, need to keep their hands off the products of my reproductive choice (to procreate).

    A mom should not need to apologise if she chooses to have children, one or more, and is able to stay home with them - it's not an attack on anyone, just a defense of the Mom.

    Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie. What used to be the summary of much of what was good about America. Sad that poor Mom has to bear such attacks.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:59:53 AM PST · 14 of 74
    elk to elk

    Sorry about the double post - meant to say, “familial” not familiar...

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:59:45 AM PST · 13 of 74
    elk to elk

    Sorry about the double post - meant to say, “familial” not familiar...

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:56:27 AM PST · 11 of 74
    elk to txrefugee
    Displays of selfishness, familial and relational conflict -- these are much more entertaining in our 24-hour media culture. Somehow, a joyful mom, just thrilled with multiple children, doesn't make the cut in terms of our viewership, our popular culture, our literature, the Web. The Duggars are an exception to that.

    For what it's worth, there ARE people who love their spouses, and are overjoyed with their multiple children. Folks who know that life is so short, so precious, and that the days of diapering and nose-wiping will pass all too quickly. Folks who will risk heartbreak, should a child encounter tragedy, but who also risk unparalleled joy and thrills when children reach milestones in life - walking, talking, driving, graduating, marrying, bearing children.

    Pundits, bitter feminists, metro males, whoever, can go ahead and head into old age alone, skip the work, yes; but they also skip the depths of joy that children bring. But, a child doesn't bear the responsibility of bringing you anything - love and duty are the burdens of parenthood, not childhood. But, wow, I can think of no greater priviledge than to be a mom - of whether one or 10.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:55:54 AM PST · 9 of 74
    elk to txrefugee
    Displays of selfishness, familiar and relational conflict -- these are much more entertaining in our 24-hour media culture. Somehow, a joyful mom, just thrilled with multiple children, doesn't make the cut in terms of our viewership, our popular culture, our literature, the Web. The Duggars are an exception to that.

    For what it's worth, there ARE people who love their spouses, and are overjoyed with their multiple children. Folks who know that life is so short, so precious, and that the days of diapering and nose-wiping will pass all too quickly. Folks who will risk heartbreak, should a child encounter tragedy, but who also risk unparalleled joy and thrills when children reach milestones in life - walking, talking, driving, graduating, marrying, bearing children.

    Pundits, bitter feminists, metro males, whoever, can go ahead and head into old age alone, skip the work, yes; but they also skip the depths of joy that children bring. But, a child doesn't bear the responsibility of bringing you anything - love and duty are the burdens of parenthood, not childhood. But, wow, I can think of no greater priviledge than to be a mom - of whether one or 10.

  • Vanity: No need for a majority. We CAN get America back!

    11/07/2012 2:48:49 PM PST · 4 of 44
    elk to ConservativeMan55
    Perhaps consider the concept of not turning your children over to the educrats, even if it means missing out on that Free Federal Lunch.

    So, they miss all that training in revisionist history, the New Math, bullying, cyber-bully, too.

    Hmmm, with all those benefits, perhaps I should reconsider...

  • Starve the Machine

    11/07/2012 6:50:13 AM PST · 46 of 59
    elk to henkster
    Well, think about the 1000's of bureaucrats who will be policing your ecomonic activities, and when does it get to the point of being expedient to turn in your neighbor to save yourself?

    Think you are going to be able to keep those tomato plants when the drones have spotted them?

  • Priebus: GOP ‘Not Going to Play in MO with Todd Akin’ (No RNC Money for Akin)

    09/23/2012 3:37:39 PM PDT · 92 of 169
    elk to hecht; cripplecreek
    Ah, well, we moronic folks who have that scary idea that a child conceived in rape should not get a death sentence...

    The GOP-e could've easily sent out their missives and spinners to help Akin with his apology, explaining his position clearly, and pointing to his record which indicates he's a reliable vote against ObaminationCare.

    Even though Akin may have less than a silver tongue (say, compared to "Mr. 57-States" or "Mr. My Muslim Religion", not to mention gaffe-a-minute VP Guy), his record shows backbone and character. Wait, backbone and character - no wonder the GOP-E (Mittens, Coulter, et al.) can't stand the guy.

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:07:54 PM PDT · 49 of 71
    elk to elk

    Sorry for the triple-reply!

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT · 48 of 71
    elk to heavyjunk
    Here's the challenge: real conservatives will split votes between Brunner and Akin...leaving the rah-rah Palin celeb candidate Steelman out in front.

    People I respect seem to prefer Akin. Never heard of Maldonado.

    What's a Missouri voter to do?

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT · 47 of 71
    elk to heavyjunk
    Here's the challenge: real conservatives will split votes between Brunner and Akin...leaving the rah-rah Palin celeb candidate Steelman out in front.

    People I respect seem to prefer Akin. Never heard of Maldonado.

    What's a Missouri voter to do?

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:06:04 PM PDT · 46 of 71
    elk to heavyjunk
    Here's the challenge: real conservatives will split votes between Brunner and Akin...leaving the rah-rah Palin celeb candidate Steelman out in front.

    People I respect seem to prefer Akin. Never heard of Maldonado.

    What's a Missouri voter to do?

  • Bloggers Who Broke Fast and Furious Story, File Ethics Complaint on Holder With DC Bar

    07/03/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT · 11 of 22
    elk to dps.inspect

    Pass the popcorn, please....

  • Government Schools at the Root of Our Problem.

    07/01/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT · 13 of 25
    elk to Dick Bachert

    My point was, is it fair to put the burden of a failing society on the few who choose to homeschool, for appearing care only for their own, when it’s the VAST majority of folks who go ahead and turn their children over to be trained into Marxist Humanists?

  • Government Schools at the Root of Our Problem.

    07/01/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    elk to Dick Bachert
    While they aren't above criticizm, I would suggest that it's so challenging for a family to bring a parent home to homeschool, and the family is often really quite caught up in being frugal, which can be time consuming.

    They still have only the one vote per parent, and are often still looked at like space aliens by family and neighbors, much less trying to convince people to either vote at all, or to vote for conservatives.

  • Agenda 21 Primer for a Small Town Mayor

    05/29/2012 7:02:09 AM PDT · 8 of 18
    elk to 762X51
    Oh, no, that's what's become of Ocean Springs? Who knew!

    Is Gulf Estates still there?

    I guess it couldn't stay untouched forever.

    Folks ought to pay attention to their Dear Leaders, especially in smaller towns. This is a great example. Then, again, look at Vermont -- rich libs came into a farm state and flipped it upside down.

  • Video of Virgil Goode Appearance on Washington Journal (Must See If You Wish to be Informed)

    05/16/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT · 116 of 141
    elk to xzins
    I have stopped listening to any of the so-called conservative talk shows - dithering, deflecting, distracting. Perhaps I should give them the benefit of the doubt and just call them "entertainment." They do nothing to help true conservatives. In fact, I think they are part of the problem.

    Why don't true conservatives have any sway against the GOP-e? How have we come to this Progressive Socialist-R Romney guy. At least with Bush, we could hang on to the thread that Bush would aim for Constitutionalist (thereby prolife) judicial appointments. With Romney, I can't even fake myself out to think that he'd appoint decent judges.

    The mega-media successfullly trashed and belittled all the conservative candidates, putting up unflattering Time Mag covers whenever they needed an extra ad hominem blow against a candidate. Are we all so lame that we can't find a decent conservative candidate out there? Apparently we are.

    Sorry, fellow conservatives, we have turned our culture, our children and education system, over to the Progressives, and we are bearing the fruit of that now. The education system and the TV churn out millions of non-thinkers, and that is going to have no impact on our future?

    To be fair, I realize that most conservatives are just so busy working hard to earn an honest dollar, taking care of their families and those around them, that they don't have time to mind their public servants, the policies being promulgated by those incumbants seeking to preserve their imcumbancy, nor do we have the extra funds to toss at candidates. Perhaps the dependency society will finally vote the bankruptcy of the treasury, enabled by the bankruptcy of the spirit that rots the U.S. from the inside out.

    Just sayin'.