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  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • an Open Letter to the Doherty and Stevens families :

    05/24/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | May 24 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    As we can see , in this posted video of Rep. Nancy Pelosi addressing the Democrat House ‘Leadership ‘ Press Conference on May 22nd , 2014 , Rep. Pelosi again invokes the names of the fallen Benghazi Four and again suggests that 2 of the families have written to her and stated ” Don’t go down this path , don’t do this to us again “ ……. I would like to directly address the families of Glenn Doherty and Christopher Stevens and ask them : WHY are you in any way cooperating with the cover-up of the truth coming out...
  • Soldiers say goodbye for now

    05/05/2014 12:43:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — It was zero-dark-thirty — a military term to express something really early, a time when even the sun is slumbering. But the Murr Community Center was full of soldiers and family members, although some of them were taking cat naps, stretched out on the floor or with heads on tables. Others, especially children, were flashes of energy at 3:45 a.m., belying the truth it was still bed time. Sunday was the day the second contingent of 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion soldiers were deploying — the first group left Thursday — this time eventually to Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain,...
  • Michelle Obama booted from high school graduation lineup

    04/24/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Associated Press and Meghan Keneally
    Michelle Obama has rescheduled a high school graduation speech after the students complained that her appearance would prevent many of their friends and relatives from attending the ceremony. The First Lady was scheduled to speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five high schools in Topeka, Kansas, on May 17 but will now be speaking at a different 'senior recognition day' ceremony the day before. 'Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,' said the First Lady's communications...
  • The Decline of the African-American family: Racism as an explanation does not hold up

    03/29/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2014 | Dean Kalahar
    Race in America is set against the backdrop of horrible historic realities, minefields few want to cross -- just ask Representative Paul Ryan. But if we are ever to focus on children who, for no fault of their own, are often raised in environments where a stable father is missing, violence is predictable, education is eschewed, drugs are prevalent and dependency threatens freedom; we must stand up and speak facts before another generation of children are lost. Racism is the normal explanation for the decline of the black family, but that analysis does not hold up. Thomas Sowell has shown...
  • More Conservatives than Liberals Belong to Mixed-Race Families

    01/31/2014 3:51:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 1/31/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    These aren’t terribly surprising results. National politicians with mixed-race families have tended to be Republicans. Both McCain and Mitt Romney had mixed race family members. It may be because conservatives are more likely to adopt children than liberals. Indeed, among families with step-children or adopted children, 11 percent of conservatives were living in mixed race households compared to 10 percent of liberals living in mixed-race households. Similarly, 9.4 percent of Republicans living in step- or adopted families were in mixed-race households, compared to only 8.8 percent of Democrats in such families. (Again, this small advantage for Republicans is not large...
  • The real War on Women (Saturbray)

    01/25/2014 7:33:32 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 1/25/14 | bray
    Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21 It looks like the Marxists want to talk about anything but their failures. We have the worst economy in 75 years and they want to talk about a bridge and women’s libido like a magician using smoke and mirrors. Oh, they have their feigned outrage routine down of how insulting any talk of their victim groups is hate speech, but have no problem that 25% of this country is out...
  • Political families... VANITY

    11/05/2013 8:02:48 PM PST · by Sporke · 24 replies
    Me | 11/05/13 | Me
    I apologize in advance because I am not overly educated nor well spoken. I do NOT understand the national fixation with political families and cronies. The Bushes, the Clintons, the Kennedys, etc., and their "inner circle" friends. Can someone educate me? Is there a reason we keep electing the same political class, in election after election? Both parties do it, and the people jump at the chance to vote for them. I will never vote for another Bush, or Clinton, or Kennedy. I will never vote for their campaign henchmen either. Am I just dumb? I want NEW people with...
  • Judge Jeanine BLASTS the Obama administration for denying death benefits to military families

    10/13/2013 3:29:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 10-12-2013 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Judge Jeanine delivered another fantastic monologue, blasting the administration for denying death benefits to military families. But not only that, she went after Congress as well over this entire debacle and said that every one of them needs to be thrown out for letting it come to this. Watch:
  • Death Benefits Denied to Families of Fallen Troops

    10/09/2013 1:12:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Military.com News ^ | 10-8-2013 | Richard Sisk
    The families of four soldiers and one Marine killed in Afghanistan over the weekend have been told that they will be denied death benefits while the government shutdown continues, leaving at least one mother in despair and disbelief. The families will also be denied travel re-imbursement should they choose to go to Dover Air Force Base, Del., for the solemn return of the caskets of their loved ones, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. "For the sacrifice our kids are making, at the age that they're making them, I don't understand how this can be a benefit that's withheld. I won't ever...
  • Barilla Pasta Defies Media, Speaks for Children’s Rights

    09/27/2013 7:17:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    First Things ^ | September 26, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz
    The head of Barilla pasta says he won’t run advertisements featuring gay couples, citing his belief that children deserve a mother and father: Guido Barilla, whose firm has almost half the Italian pasta market and a quarter of that in the US, told Italy’s La Zanzara radio show last night: “I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.“For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company.”He added: “Everyone has the right to do what they want without disturbing...
  • Spitting on Their Graves: Democrats Leave Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Families of Victims

    09/19/2013 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 150 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 19, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Ms. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer killed in the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Charles Woods is the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was also killed.
  • Obamacare, Ending Health Insurance for Families As We Know It

    08/20/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | August 20, 2013 | Jim Geraghty.
    Obamacare, the policy enacted by the party that keeps loudly bragging about standing for the “middle class” and “working families”, is spurring companies to ditch health insurance coverage of their employees working spouses. But wait, there’s more; companies that aren’t making that move are making employees pay more to cover their spouses, and making employees pay the full cost for their children’s health insurance. Recall this detail the next time some cheerful liberal emphasizes that Obamacare requires insurers to cover children’s health care: “Although the law requires plans to cover children, it allows companies to pass along the full cost...
  • Pastors Must Take Back Civil Rights Movement

    08/19/2013 3:36:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Star Parker
    The purging of Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin from performing at a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech should serve as yet another wakeup call to Christian black Americans. McClurkin, a black pastor and gospel music superstar, was asked to step down from his featured performance by Washington Mayor Vincent Gray as result of pressure from homosexual activists. McClurkin preaches against the homosexual lifestyle from his pulpit and says he himself departed and was saved from this lifestyle through God's mercy. Political...
  • Failing Our Children, Part Two

    08/15/2013 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    There is very little meaning in things simply given away. America’s public education system has become the quintessence of that idea -- a “free” system that produces unprepared and overly entitled youths ill-equipped to advance America's future. High-minded progressives see public education as something to be protected from private competition and the ravages of more innovative systems at home and abroad. I spared teachers from my ire of my last column, but they are not without fault. For the most part, though, teachers are superseded by education reformers, especially on the right. In public education, teachers are rarely specialists in...
  • Bullying Among Siblings — Not as Harmless as We Think (OMG, they're after our families)

    06/17/2013 7:14:17 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 17, 2013 | ABC News
    I've had about ENOUGH about the bullies at school. Taught my kids to FIGHT as long as they don't start it. But they've really 'jumped the shark' on this one. I guess we can expect 'gov intervention' on this? Seriously?
  • Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent

    06/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by tgusa · 57 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | 10 June | Joe St. George
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — As Father’s Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives. Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Father’s Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area won’t have fathers around to celebrate the holiday. First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids’ lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the...
  • New Organization of Leading Women for Shared Parenting May Finally End Courts Favoring Mothers

    06/03/2013 5:36:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A new group is emerging that may finally change the way Family Courts treat mothers and fathers. Currently, the default in most states is to award the lion's share of the time with the children to mothers, and require the father to pay child support. This is unfair to fathers, and has resulted in massive abuses within the system, leading to fathers committing suicide and being imprisoned. A new organization I am a part of, Leading Women for Shared Parenting, seeks to remedy this inequality by having women and mothers speak up in favor of shared parenting. When legislators realize...
  • Homosexual blogger admits ‘Gay Day’ at Disney World is disgraceful

    05/28/2013 10:54:41 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 55 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 5/28/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Families planning their big day at Disney World in the next week need to take note – Saturday, June 1 is officially “Gay Day” at Florida’s popular tourist attraction. To help spread the word, the Florida Family Association has created a campaign that uses aircraft banners to warn families about Gay Day before they enter Disney World. For the past three years, the FFA has hired an aircraft company to fly banners around Disney World in Orlando to warn families about Gay Day before they pay Disney...
  • BOMBSHELL: Was the downing of SEAL Team 6's CH-47 helicopter an inside job?

    05/10/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 79 replies
    May 10, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Fox News' Megan Kelly interviewed the parents of SEAL Team 6 member Aaron Vaughn who perished in the tragic crash of a CH-47 helicopter on August 06 2011 in Afghanistan. During this interview the Vaughs stated that this crash was a direct result of traitorous rules of engagement ordered by the Obama administration that have consistently proven deadly to our troops (It should be noted here that "Over Twice as Many U.S. Soldiers Have Died in Afghanistan Under Obama In 3 1/2 Years Than Did Under Bush in 8 Years..") Although the exact number of SEALs killed has been misstated...
  • Will America Collapse Like the Roman Empire?

    05/03/2013 8:46:31 AM PDT · by pinochet · 113 replies
    Some philosophers have promoted the idea that it is impossible for human beings to invent new sins. Any "new" sin that may seem shocking to you, is a sin that was practiced in ancient civilizations that have gone before us. In order for a nation or civilization to be strong, families must be strong. When families die, civilizations die along with them. I refer you to this quote from this website http://constitutionschool.com/2012/09/27/first-time-ever-majority-of-american-households-unmarried/ "For the first time, households made up of married couples with and without children dropped below 50 percent of all households, Jacobsen noted. At the peak in 1960,...
  • Mom Says NYPD Pepper-Sprayed Baby

    04/03/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | April 1, 2013 | Adam Klasfeld
    BROOKLYN (CN) - NYPD officers pepper-sprayed three little children, including 2-year- and 5-month old babies, because they thought the kids' mom jumped a subway fare, the family claims in court. Marilyn Taylor sued New York City, the NYPD and Officers Maripily Clase, Suranjit Dey and Jermaine Hodge in Federal Court, for herself, her three children and their father. Taylor claims that she and her kids were preparing to board a Manhattan-bound L train on Aug. 9. She was pushing her 2-year-old in a stroller and holding her 4-year-old's hand. The father, Dehaven McClain, carried the 5-month-old close to his chest....
  • Gen. Boykin: Obama going wrong way on families

    02/25/2013 8:05:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | February 24, 2013 | Michael Haverluck
    See what research reveals is best indicator of the future of youth Barack Obama called during his State of the Union for taxpayer-funded universal preschool f or children, which would yank them out of their homes at an even earlier age. But a new study shows the opposite – family cohesion, is the No. 1 determinant of a healthy home and a healthy society. When asked about the message from the study, which showed only 45 percent of 15-17-year-old teens in America live with both married parents, Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin said such cohesion is as important in the...
  • The Last Generation (America's Coming Demographic Disaster)

    02/07/2013 7:05:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 7, 2013 | Andrew Evans
    Are childrens’ car seats driving down the fertility rate in America?Jonathan V. Last sees car seats as part of a “huge constellation of factors in modern life” that “nudge” people toward having fewer children, he said during an interview about his book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster.Last said car seats effectively create a small “tax on people who want to have more than two kids” by making it harder to fit three kids into a normal sedan, which encourages parents to buy a larger car. This penalty may not dissuade people who already want...
  • Shape or be shaped: Christians in an era of marriage decline

    02/06/2013 3:29:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LSN ^ | Carolyn Moynihan
    Christians throughout the West are dismayed at plummeting church attendance figures. They blame video games, or left-wing teachers, or Richard Dawkins. But perhaps the real answer is closer to home -- their own families. Divorce, single motherhood and cohabitation have been destabilising family life in America and other developed countries for decades. About one million children in the US each year experience the divorce of their parents, and more than half the children born to women under 30 are now born outside marriage. Reproductive technologies are also adding ambiguity -- and potential fault lines -- to family relationships. Christians as...
  • Nearly Half Of American Families Live On The Edge Of Financial Ruin

    02/04/2013 1:37:40 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-3-2013 | Mandi Woodruff
    Nearly Half Of American Families Live On The Edge Of Financial Ruin Mandi WoodruffFebruary 4, 2013, 1:19 PM In the past few years, Americans have learned a thing or two about how quickly disaster can strike. And with each Hurricane Sandy, housing crisis, and stock market crash that rocks our world, we're faced with the realization that many of us simply aren't prepared for the worst. A sobering new report by the Corporation for Enterprise Development shows nearly half of U.S. households (132.1 million people) don't have enough savings to weather emergencies, or finance long-term needs like college tuition, health...
  • Congress's Policies Steal Our Freedoms While Rewarding Irresponsibility

    02/01/2013 4:54:16 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    forbes ^ | 1-29-13 | bill flax
    Families provide the sure foundation undergirding Western Civilization. No laws or economic remedy can arrest social breakdown if the family structure fractures. Yet, progressives have commandeered the political realm to overhaul culture. Marriage withers under easy divorce, subsidized illegitimacy, and the desire among progressives to make it anything and everything. The only liberties the Left touts grant license to repudiate traditional morality. Economics writer Warren Brookes foresaw, “So the continuing, ever-mounting assault on traditional family values may well be more destructive to our economic well-being as a nation than any of our faulty fiscal or monetary policies.” An effete or...
  • Black Families Hurt by Magazine's War on Conservatives

    01/24/2013 6:10:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dear Ebony, I do not have high hopes, given the way Ebony treats black non-liberals, that you will review my new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours." It is, in the end, about the importance of fathers -- and the damage done to a child who grows up without one. Why do I know you will ignore my book despite its examination of the most important issue facing "black America"? Your magazine treats black conservatives as if they were the enemy, that they bring nothing valid to the discussion. Ebony magazine, a monthly staple of American black...
  • American Socialism Working – 1 in 4 Kids on Food Stamps

    01/13/2013 10:42:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    political outcast ^ | 1-12-13 | Dave Jolly
    Many of the same tactics used to weaken the Christian influence also worked to weaken the family. They introduced the ideas of divorce made easy instead of working out the problems or turning to Scripture. They taught situation ethics in schools where kids learned to blame their parents for all of their problems and then resent them for it. In the 1960s and 70s, the openness of sexual promiscuity flooded the families. Adultery and pre-marital sex permeated through the Church like yeast in a batch of dough. Even Christian leaders fell to the temptations that were hurled at them, causing...
  • Massacre Solution: The Brady Bunch Bill to Prohibit the Procreation of Irresponsible People

    01/13/2013 5:34:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Doug Giles
    As most of you know, Vice President Joe Biden has been appointed by Obama to make certain that another Sandy Hook never goes down on American soil. Being an American who digs freedom, I’m not getting the warm and fuzzies about this legislative venture. A myopic cyclops staring into the sun can see where this duo is heading. And as most of you can guess, Biden and Obama are talking about levying an executive order on our populace that would ban certain semi-automatic rifles and high capacity pistol and rifle magazines. It’s a similar policy to the Clinton Assault Weapons...
  • Detached From Reality

    01/07/2013 5:40:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Star Parker
    Here’s two ways to think about the “fiscal cliff” deal that just took place in Washington. You are sitting at dinner and television is on, broadcasting the news. There is one story after another about things you don’t want to hear. Recession. Unemployment. You walk over to the TV, turn it off – or switch to a sitcom or sporting event - and sit back down to finish your meal in peace. Or a more personal version. You take your mail out of the mailbox and see the bills that are due. Without opening the envelopes, you throw them into...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • A Responsibility to Say Something An article from Fragmented Families and Splintered Classes

    10/10/2012 8:40:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Center of the American Experiment ^ | 10-10-12 | Paul D. Allick
    One approach to address the increase in out-of-wedlock births and divorce is for those of us who are civic and religious leaders to start speaking up. We must start talking about values. We must teach about dignity, generosity, honor, and discipline. I am not convinced that this approach will totally reverse these disturbing trends, but it is worth trying. As I look at our cultural landscape, it seems that values are no longer taught or even discussed. When we do discuss poverty, it is only in the context of materialism. We are no longer comfortable looking at the spiritual and...
  • Welfare Which Doesn't Destroy Families

    09/20/2012 7:41:43 AM PDT · by GarthVader · 4 replies
    It is hard raising a child with only one parent – especially if that parent makes a low income. Decent child care is expensive. And so over the years the government has created various programs to aid single-parent families, from the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children to today’s child care subsidies. As a result the government has ended up paying people to get divorced, or not get married in the first place. Single parent families are more needy than two-parent families generally, so need-based welfare pays families to be single-parent. Subsidized child care programs pay the poor to...
  • INHOFE AND DEMINT: U.N. treaties mean LOST U.S. sovereignty [Fight is not over yet]

    07/26/2012 2:01:51 AM PDT · by bd476 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | By Sen. James M. Inhofe and Sen. Jim DeMint
    Liberals intent on imposing backdoor globalism < Snip > ... With LOST dead, the new treaties being promoted to take its place include the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which calls for government agents to supersede the authority of parents of disabled children and even covers abortion. Also, the Obama administration has begun negotiations on a new U.N. treaty to create international gun control rules that could slowly erode our Second Amendment. The globalist ideologues behind these treaties are either ignorant of or hostile to the universal human experience that problems are best solved by the people...
  • Threat to U.S. Sovereignty July 26 Senate Vote: UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    07/25/2012 11:05:11 PM PDT · by bd476 · 14 replies
    HSLDA and UN ^ | July 25, 2012 | Michael Farris, Esq., LL.M
    Via e-mail today July 25, 2012 Senate Committee Vote Today on UN Treaty—Keep Calling! Michael Farris is founder and chairman of Homeschooling Legal Defense Assocation HSLDA, and homeschooling father of 10. Dear HSLDA Members and Friends: After a brief postponement the U.S. Senate has decided to continue to push forward the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and has scheduled a mark-up and committee vote for tomorrow. As we have mentioned in previous updates, HSLDA believes that this treaty, while sounding good in name, could become a tool to restrict our rights as citizens and...
  • "When You Come Home"...we salute all you troopers and bless you!

    07/24/2012 7:48:30 PM PDT · by fabian · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/24/12 | me
    We miss you all and love you and your bravery. If you need any assistance with stress...please go to www.copingstrategiescd.com, free for all troopers! Watch this music video without a tear, I dare you!
  • No booing as Joe Biden tells NAACP that Mitt Romney's policies would hurt working black families

    07/12/2012 9:24:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/12/12 | Juan Lozano and Ken Thomas - ap
    HOUSTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation's largest civil rights organization on Thursday, telling the NAACP that Obama has the "character of his convictions." Biden drew cheers as he credited Obama for championing a landmark health care law, launching the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and stepping in to rescue the financial system and U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler. "He has put country first," Biden said. ... The vice president countered that Romney's policies would hurt black working families, and he outlined detailed differences between Obama and Romney...
  • A 2012 Father's Day Message of Encouragement and Warning : "The Single-Mom Catastrophe"

    06/16/2012 7:39:47 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 31 replies
    The Manhattan Institute and City Journal ^ | 2012-06-03 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    . The mission of the Manhattan Institute is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. The Single-Mom Catastrophe June 03, 2012 By Kay S. Hymowitz The demise of two-parent families in the U.S. has been an economic catastrophe for society. The single-mother revolution shouldn’t need much introduction. It started in the 1960s when the nation began to sever the historical connection between marriage and childbearing and to turn single motherhood and the fatherless family into a viable, even welcome, arrangement for children and for society. The reasons for the shift were many, including...
  • Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

    06/10/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families By Cheryl Wetzstein- June 10, 2012 Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as — or maybe better than — married, mother-father parents. “The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go,” Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said in his study in Social Science Research. Using a new, “gold standard” data set of nearly 3,000 randomly selected American young adults, Mr. Regnerus looked at their lives on 40 measures of social, emotional and...
  • Are airlines unfair to families?

    05/29/2012 8:18:29 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 29 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 5/29/2012 | Karen Datko
    The airlines are making it much more difficult for families with children to travel these days. In recent developments: United Airlines joined US Airways and American Airlines in no longer offering preboarding for families with kids flying in coach. Families are having more difficulty getting adjoining seats. That's because airlines are reserving more seats for frequent fliers and those willing to pay, usually $50 round trip, for the most desirable seats in coach -- window and aisle, and closest to the front of the plane.
  • Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy

    04/26/2012 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 66 replies
    CBS WNEW ^ | 25 April 2012 | Editors
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with cerebral palsy which caused her family to miss their flight....“They make our lives completely difficult,” her father, Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, told The Daily. “She’s not a threat to national security.” Frank taped the encounter, which ended when a supervisor inspected her crutches and let them pass. But agents followed up and insisted upon doing a full inspection of Dina. Ultimately, the family missed their flight.
  • Taking Liberties: Local farms in fight to stop growing regulation

    04/26/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 23 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published April 26, 2012 | By Douglas Kennedy
    Marlene Stasinos believes the best food is local food. “It’s more healthy. It’s less processed,” she says as she walks from her farm stand toward her home in Haverhill, Mass. “It’s just better for you when you eat it.” Stasinos’ family has been farming in and around Haverhill for three generations, but she says backyard farming is under attack.
  • Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

    04/25/2012 6:26:12 AM PDT · by No One Special · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2012 | Patrick Richardson
    A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land. Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.” “Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read,...
  • Hilary Rosen's War On Mothers, Fathers, Children And Heteros

    04/13/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 9 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/13/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Hilary Rosen had an unusually hardened tone to her voice as she castigated Ann Romney on Anderson Cooper's CNN program the other night. What had this outspoken gay lady had against motherhood? She and her 3 year lesbian partner (at the time, as they are now split) have been outspoken for LGBTQ* rights, but also adopted twin girls, so you would think Ms. Rosen would have a handle on the sacrifice required to perform maternal duties. Yet, when I think of maternal instincts, neither she nor her former significant other seem to have that feminine, motherly quality required to raise...
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • Parents accused of flying to Vegas, leaving kids alone

    03/21/2012 7:39:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2012 | Rosemary Sobol
    Child endangerment charges have been filed against an Uptown couple accused of flying to Las Vegas and leave their two children, 12 and 9, home alone for nearly two days, police said. The couple took the trip last month, but the charges were not filed until this week, according to police. Shanpreta Howard, 34, and Antowain Johnson, 36, of the 4800 block of North Winthrop Avenue, are both charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the health and life of a child.
  • VA AG Fears DC Law May Relocate Rehabilitated Rat Families To Virginia

    01/13/2012 7:23:11 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1-13-12 | Christopher Goins
    CNSNews.com) -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel. Lately, there have been reports of growing rat infestations around the Occupy DC protests at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square. Cuccinelli said D.C.'s new rat law--the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf) --is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably...
  • New Law Eases Airport Screening for Troops, Families

    01/04/2012 2:35:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2012 – President Barack Obama signed a bill into law yesterday to streamline airport screening procedures for service members and their families traveling on official orders. The Risk-based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act gives the Transportation Security Administration six months to develop and implement a plan to expedite screening services for service members on orders and in uniform and, “to the extent possible, any accompanying family member.” The act, in part, calls for the agency to establish standard guidelines for the screening of military uniform items, such as combat boots. In a statement...
  • Waiting for midnight, hungry families on food stamps give Walmart 'enormous spike'

    11/28/2011 1:37:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/11 | Jessica Hooper
    At the stroke of midnight, a growing number of Americans are lining up at Walmart not to cash in on a holiday sale, but because they’re hungry. The increasing number of Americans relying on food stamps to survive the sluggish economic recovery has changed the way the largest retailer in the United States does business. Carol Johnston, Walmart’s senior vice president of store development, said that store managers have seen an “enormous spike” in the number of consumers shopping at midnight on the first of the month. That’s typically when those receiving federal food assistance have their accounts refilled each