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  • Forty years of faltering fatherhood

    06/16/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 8 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 15, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    When I wake up each morning, chances are it is to the sound of one of my sons. Whether it’s the voice of my 3-year-old or my 4-month-old that breaks my slumber, I find out when I come to. But they’re earlier risers than I am, and more to the point, they live under my roof. Four decades ago, six in seven kids could say the same thing. Today, it’s five in seven. At current trends, when my boys are my age, perhaps half of American children will live with their dads. It won’t be only on Father’s Day when...
  • Divine Fatherhood is the Source of Human Fatherhood: Fathers as Gift

    06/16/2012 5:15:13 AM PDT · by tcg
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/16/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the...
  • Debate on a Study Examining Gay Parents

    06/12/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 June 2012 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Young adults from broken homes in which a parent had had a same-sex relationship reported modestly more psychological and social problems in their current lives than peers from other families that had experienced divorce and other disruptions, a new study has found, stirring bitter debate among partisans on gay marriage. The study counted parents as gay or lesbian by asking participants whether their parents had ever had a same-sex relationship; the parents may not have identified themselves as gay or lesbian. Gay-rights groups attacked the study, financed by conservative foundations, as biased and poorly done even before its publication on...
  • Richard Dawson Dead at 79

    06/03/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT · by Freestate316 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Family Feud host Richard Dawson has passed away at 79
  • Polygamist who married twin sisters AND their cousin appears on This Morning

    05/28/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2012 | Deborah Arthurs
    Joe Darger, from Salt Lake City, Utah, lives in a house with his three wives and their 24 children. His polygamous marriage is illegal in 50 American states - and has resulted in him being excommunicated from the Mormon church. But Joe, a fifth generation polygamist, believes his is the correct way - and says he wants to fight to have his plural marriage officially recognised by society. The fundamentalist Mormon appeared on the breakfast television show alongside his three wives, 42-year-old twins Vicki and Valerie, and their 43-year-old cousin Alina. Vicki and Alina have been married to Joe for...
  • Chesterton on the ties binding fathers, mothers, and children

    05/13/2012 7:45:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    InsightScoop.com ^ | 1920 | G. K. Cherterton
    Chesterton on the ties binding fathers, mothers, and children From The Superstition of Divorce (1920):The child is an explanation of the father and mother and the fact that it is a human child is the explanation of the ancient human ties connecting the father and mother.  The more human, that is the less bestial, is the child, the more lawful and lasting are the ties. So far from any progress in culture or the sciences tending to loosen the bond, any such progress must logically tend to tighten it. ...When we offer any other system as a "career for women,"...
  • Should I buy this house? (vanity, but important to me!)

    05/13/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 93 replies
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    Hi, My Dad passed away a few years ago and my Mom, it has recently been determined, needs round the clock care so must go into a nursing home. My father's Grandmother, then single due to her husbands death, bought this home in 1902 (I have the original deed) after having to sell their farm and lived there, renting to boarders to make money. She later saved up to buy another home and rented out rooms there during the Depression, all on her own. When she passed away, each of her daughters were given a home, which they fixed up...
  • Chen and Family to “Study Abroad” in U.S.

    05/04/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5/4/12 | Alana Goodman
    The State Department confirmed this morning that it’s reached a deal with the Chinese government in the case of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng: The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from an American university, where he can be accompanied by his wife and two children. The Chinese Government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chen’s applications for appropriate travel documents.
  • Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment (NC Amendment One)

    05/02/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    WXII12.com ^ | 05/02/12 | WXII12.com/AP
    WINSTON-SALEM - Billy Graham on Wednesday released a statement on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina. The 93-year-old Graham has a full-page advertisement scheduled to run in 14 state newspapers.
  • Dog Saves Family Before Dying in House Fire

    04/23/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/23/2012 | Unattributed
    A Hillsborough, New Hampshire family lost everything in a fire, including the dog that saved their lives. “I’m not crying for the mess. I’m crying for the dogs,” said Paul Sousa, Sr. as he looked at the charred heap that used to be his trailer home. When fire tore through the home Thursday night, he and his son escaped with just minutes to spare thanks to their five year old beagle, Dupa.
  • New York Times op-ed: Co-habitation can lead to divorce

    04/19/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/19/2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    April 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The belief that living together before marriage helps to avoid divorce is “contradicted by experience,” says a New York Times Op-Ed by clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay, published this past Saturday. Jay, a specialist in young adult development, professes to be “neither for or against” co-habitation, but offers a searing critique of the practice, which she says is becoming “a norm” among young adults. According to her article, the phenomenon has increased by more than 1500% since 1960, when there were about 450,000 unmarried couples living together. There are now over 7.5 million such couples....
  • Winning the War Against Women The marriage tax and other obstacles to economic progress.

    04/15/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/13/2012 | unknown
    The Democrats have found their kind of war. It's the "war against women" they have conjured for the Obama Presidential campaign run. Should be fun, but don't look for any of the combatants to speak for the realities of today's women. Still, there's an opportunity here for Mitt Romney, if he'll seize it. The White House has wasted little time capitalizing on Mr. Romney's perceived weakness among women. Polls show the President with a 20-point advantage over the Republican with women voters. Team Obama is hoping to use the recent fight over mandated insurance coverage for contraception to broaden the...
  • Souls & Rivers of Faith (With Ghost EVP's)

    04/11/2012 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski youtube Classics ^ | 4-11-2012 | Revski
    This is a classic signature o7jimmy video with scenic views children singing and a few ghost EVP's (Electronic Voice Phenomenon)!
  • 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...
  • Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, says no arrests ‘based solely on your

    04/09/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/12 | Matthew Boyle
    In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation’s top law enforcement officer why he has chosen to not arrest members of the New Black Panther Party for their rhetoric — some of which may fit the federal government’s definition of a hate crime — throughout the Trayvon Martin case. The family member believes the reason Holder hasn’t made those arrests is because he, like the members of the New Black Panther Party, is black. “I am writing you to ask you why, when...
  • The new American household: 3 generations, 1 roof

    04/09/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 65 replies
    http://money.cnn.com ^ | 4/9/2012 | Les Christie
    As the economy continues to take a toll on consumers' finances, a growing number of people are discovering that becoming roommates with mom and dad, or a 20- or 30-something son or daughter, helps to ease some of the financial pain in tough times. As of 2010, 4.4 million U.S. homes held three generations or more under one roof, a 15% increase from 3.8 million households two years earlier, according to the latest data available from the Census Bureau. For multi-generational households, there is typically a nice payoff. Not only do they save money, but they are better able to...
  • Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family

    04/07/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 4-7-2012 | News 10 via Youtube
    Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family - YouTube
  • Walker on faith, his family, recall and unions (WI)

    04/06/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-6-12 | Don Walker
    In a lengthy television interview with the political correspondent for Christian Broadcasting News, a calm but determined Gov. Scott Walker talked openly about his faith, his determination not to lose the recall election set for June, his views on unions, and what he would have done differently in the winter of 2011 regarding changes to collective bargaining. Asked about his faith and the effect of months of turmoil in Madison on his family, Walker said they relied on prayer. "We realize that all this is just a temporary thing and God's got a plan for us that, who knows where...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AUTHORITY, 04-02-12

    04/02/2012 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AUTHORITY The right of a society to direct and compel the members to co-operate toward the attainment of the end of that society. Ultimately all authority in a society comes from God but in different ways, depending on the kind of society. In a conventional society, founded by the free agreement of men and women who set its purpose and choose its means, God is the final source of authority, but indirectly, in the sense that he is the source of everything. He created the persons who form the society and gave them the faculties by...
  • Family demands to know if weapons used to kill ICE agent could have been seized before they crossed

    03/29/2012 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox ^ | 3/29/12 | William La Jeunesse
    The family of a murdered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is demanding to know if U.S. agencies could have seized the weapons used to kill him before they crossed the border into Mexico. Amador and Mary Zapata also believe their son Jaime, who was only in Mexico for 9 days before his death, was not adequately trained for his assignment, a trip on one of Mexico’s most dangerous roads in a $160,000 armored Suburban. “We want to find out the truth,” Amador Zapata said from the living room of his Brownsville, Texas home. “Who thought of this program? How...
  • BSO: Man shot dead in Pompano Beach appears to be case of self-defense

    03/28/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    A father fatally shot a man in Pompano Beach after the man threatened his family, swinging a piece of wood at his wife and kids, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting was still under investigation Monday. “At this point, all indications so far point to this man defending his family and defending himself,” BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Northeast Second Avenue, BSO said. The wife and two children walked out the door when a stranger confronted them. The stranger swung a piece of wood at them, BSO...
  • 'The Godfather': Francis Ford Coppola's Secret Family History

    03/23/2012 3:55:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Moviefone ^ | 03/23/2012 | Gary Susman
    One reason for the longevity of "The Godfather" over the past 40 years is that, behind its gangster plot, is a classic story of an American family, tracing its journey from immigration and poverty toward assimilation and success. In fact, it's not just the story of the Corleone family, but of the Coppola family as well. The movie feels like a personal glimpse into a family album, but it's director/co-screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola's family album as much as it is the fictional Michael Corleone's. True, the characters came from Mario Puzo's novel. But, on screen, Coppola not only invested them...
  • Obama’s Outrageous DOL Rules Will Restrict Minors From Working on Family Farms – Killing Farm Life

    03/21/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 113 replies
    gateway ^ | March 21, 2012, | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is committed to killing off the family farm – an American tradition. For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms. Senator Thune spoke out against the Obama Administration’s proposed labor rules for youth who work on farms and ranches on the Senate floor. The Obama Administration’s rules are so strict they would...
  • Adult kids flock back to the nest

    03/14/2012 8:47:06 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies · 1+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 3/13/2012 | Blair Briody
    As children grow up and venture out into the world, the transition from a bustling household to an empty one can be difficult -- so why not skip it all together? That's what millions of families are doing, not just in the United States, but in many other developed countries as well. In Italy, the culture of "mammismo" or mamas' boys, is widely accepted: Today, 37% of men age 30 or younger have never lived away from home. In Japan, "parasite singles" are chastised in the media for depending on Mom and Dad, but having few other options, they do...
  • Romney’s Blunt problem with the pro-life movement

    03/12/2012 1:55:29 AM PDT · by koinonia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    "I have received numerous e-mails over the last 36 hours asking if Mitt Romney really flip-flopped on his support of the Blunt Amendment, a motion to re-establish employers’ religious freedom over health insurance coverage. He did not, despite frantic coverage of his answer to a confusingly worded question from an Ohio reporter. But his reply signals that pro-lifers have a far deeper problem with the Republican presidential hopeful: he’s disengaged from our issues, dismissive of our concerns, and disinclined to give us the time of day..." read more... http://www.lifesite.net/news/romneys-blunt-problem-with-the-pro-life-movement
  • Taking a Powerful Stand - Walking the Talk with Our Wallets (Vanity)

    03/11/2012 5:49:57 AM PDT · by fwdude · 8 replies
    Human Rights Campaign ^ | various | HRC
    http://www.hrc.org/apps/buyersguide/index.php#.T1yYxXnwGSq
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    03/07/2012 8:38:54 AM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 11 replies
    March 7, 2012 | Alpha 8-25-02
    Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. But I, through the abundance of your steadfast...
  • Managing the Stress of Big Family Events

    03/04/2012 2:22:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 3-4-12 | SpecialGuests
    As winter gives way to spring, a number of holiday and other family events—be it Passover, graduation, first communion, you name it—stand before us. And, with them, comes a certain degree of anxiety for most of us, knowing that it means spending some “quality time” with our extended family. No matter how much we may love them, bringing all those personalities together is an inevitable recipe for tension. That’s why we can all use a coach like etiquette expert, Marie Dubuque—an unparalleled guru in interpersonal relationships and a wellspring of common-sensibility advice for all of us humans who can’t help...
  • An Open Letter to Rick Santorum (Vanity)

    02/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PST · by no dems · 172 replies
    February 18, 2012 | no dems
    An Open Letter to Rick Santorum: Dear Senator: As a strong, common-sense Conservative, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please consider not answering, off the cuff, every question thrown at you? Would you please engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear? I’m beginning to see now, how, as an incumbent, you lost your Senate seat by 18 pecentage points to the brain-dead Bob Casey. Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers. Now, please consider this common-sense observation from a Conservative male: Women have been in combat for years now. Women have used...
  • Building Self-Control, the American Way

    02/18/2012 5:58:19 AM PST · by mgist · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 2-17-2012 | Aamot and Wang
    EACH year, it seems, a new book emerges to capitalize on the parental insecurities of Americans. Last year it was Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” This time it’s Pamela Druckerman’s “Bringing Up Bébé.” But rather than trying to emulate the strict discipline supposedly instilled by child-rearing techniques in other countries, it may be more useful to consider the science of successful parenting in general. Like their Chinese and French counterparts, American parents can make a child’s mind strong — by enlisting the child as an ally. In any culture, the development of self-control is crucial. This ability,...
  • Make a Difference for Foster Children

    02/17/2012 6:44:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    I am an adopted son. I am a very lucky adopted son. And as an adopted son I want all adoptees like me to have the same wonderful adoptive parents I was lucky enough to have. My biological mother was an unmarried young woman from Ohio who had an affair with a married man. It was 1945 -- my biological father was in the Army and was shipped off to France to fight in the war while my mother went to California to give birth to me. My mother made the painful decision to put me up for adoption. Thankfully,...
  • Sons of God - "Angel Food for Thought"

    02/08/2012 6:53:37 AM PST · by hawkins · 7 replies
    Church of Christ Articles ^ | 2/08/2012 | Travis Main
    Oh the joy of being called sons of God! Man has this special title given by believing in Christ and being born by the will of God (John 1:12-13). The Bible uses different terms both in the Hebrew and Greek for the word “son” or “sons”. One particular Hebrew word, “bane”, designated by Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries “H1121” appears 4924 times in the Old Testament. It is translated in many ways, the majority of which are not “son or sons”. Consider these few: children (Genesis 3:16), old (Genesis 5:32), one born (Genesis 15:3), people (Genesis 29:1), colts (Genesis 32:15),...
  • "He Was There," by Jack Bond [Country for Santorum fans]

    01/31/2012 3:33:55 AM PST · by mlizzy · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-28-12 | Jack Bond
    For Santorum Fans (click video to be taken to YouTube):
  • Living with a brain-damaged ex-husband

    01/27/2012 3:29:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 68 replies
    Can a marriage be big enough, asks Susan Baer, to make room for a former spouse who is mentally impaired? ON ITS DESTRUCTIVE path up the East Coast in September 2003, Hurricane Isabel ripped through central Virginia, downing trees and leaving thousands without power for days, including the Meltons. From his office near the Capitol, Robert, a reporter for The Washington Post, was writing story after story about the devastation. He had spent days clearing out his own backyard and was surprised at how tired the work made him. He was working at his office on Saturday, Sept. 20, when...
  • Money for Santorum

    01/21/2012 10:53:47 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 139 replies
    RedState ^ | 22 January 2012 | Erick Erickson
    I can confirm tonight from multiple sources that phone calls are in fact occurring between Republicans in Washington and among evangelical leaders to raise money for Rick Santorum rapidly. The sources tell me that this is not for a Santorum win, though the evangelicals I spoke to continue to hope it is possible. This is to stop Newt Gingrich. One evangelical leader I spoke to said, “If Newt wins, we won’t be able to make family values an issue in the general.” One lobbyist I spoke to said, “They [the GOP leaders in DC] are really nervous about Gingrich and...
  • Confessions of a recovering lesbian

    01/20/2012 8:21:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1-19-2012 | Dawn Wilde
    One of the most controversial teachings of Catholicism is its teaching on homosexuality. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. (2357) For most of us, this teaching is challenging, especially if someone we love is gay or lesbian. But what...
  • Inspiration always has an intersting source...(VANITY)

    01/17/2012 4:20:55 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 3 replies
    January 17th, 2012 | self
    There are times in one’s life that a person is inspired to write down recollections, experiences and events in their lives, when someone who was behind a lot of your recollections, experiences and events passes away… My grandmother, Gertrude Payne Williams passed away this afternoon in Tyler, Texas after almost 97 years on this earth…I was the first of 9 grandchildren who was to be rightfully subjected to a realistic and conservative counsel, that is now complete…We will not have her wit, her drive and her wisdom to counsel us anymore…What we have is what we take for the rest...
  • Family Rescued By Navy Seebees (Video)

    01/17/2012 2:37:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    KCAL9News ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jeff Nguyen
    Seabees are still making history: Seabees from Port Hueneme, California helped save a mother and her two children after their car was hit by a truck and left dangling over the edge of a bridge. Seabees are always ready to help!
  • Vanity--How Very Hard It Is to be a Stepmom In This Day and Age of Child Entitlement

    01/17/2012 6:01:07 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    The Guilty Parent Trap ^ | 1/12/2012 | Yvonne Collette
    Much as Western men are subconsciously boycotting marriage due to government interference, lop sided, antequated divorce laws anti-male family law courts, etc., women are starting to see the drawbacks to remarrying men who have children with former wives and even former girlfriends who hold all the power in the relationship.
  • Moral Leadership - The Whole Man (1963)

    01/14/2012 7:27:48 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 1 replies
    USAF ^ | 1963 | USAF
    Moral Leadership - The Whole Man (1963) Video
  • Happy Birthday, No-son #1

    01/13/2012 7:51:59 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 6 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/4/12 | Noman
    No-child #2 turned 19 years old today. Noman remembers his birth vividly. No-family had moved the prior fall to Barcelona for Noman to take a faculty position at a Spanish University. It was explained that while Spain had socialized medicine, nobody who could avoid it used the public system. We promptly purchased private insurance and began seeing a highly recommended MD. No-wife's pregnancy was a preexisting condition. So, while pre-partem visits were covered, the delivery would not be. No problem, as our MD, like all doctors in Spain, worked in the public system during part of the day or week,...
  • My Granddaughter is in a photo contest

    01/07/2012 11:56:40 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 46 replies
    FAcebook ^ | 7 January 2012 | Jeff Head
    My granddaughter, Rayna, (10 months) is in a photo contest on Facebhook. She is a little baby, but the cutest little grandaughter you ever saw (of course, I am extremely biased). Here is the photo submitted: If you are so inclined, go to the following site on Facebook and "Like" it. PHOTOGRAPHER'S SITE CONDUCTING THE CONTEST-LIKE THIS SITE Then go to this site and click on the picture of my granddaughter, Rayna. You vote by making a comment on the picture. So please, add a comment that you are voting for her, or how cute she is or some such....
  • Why Does Rick Perry Think He Can Win South Carolina?

    01/07/2012 1:40:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 188 replies · 1+ views
    TPM ^ | January 5, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    After his embarrassing result in Iowa, Rick Perry seemed to get the message the polls have been sending him for months: Republican voters just aren’t that into him. On caucus night, said he’d go back to Texas and figure out what comes next. But within hours, Perry was sprinting into South Carolina, to make at least one more stand. Given that the TPM Poll Average shows Perry pulling just 4.8% support in the state, a clear question arises: What on earth is he thinking? The answer is, team Perry really thinks they can make it happen in South Carolina. The...
  • Sarah Palin: Selfish, Hypocritical, Sellout (John Ziegler)

    01/03/2012 6:32:07 PM PST · by reformjoy · 237 replies
    John Ziegler.com ^ | January 3, 2011 | John Ziegler
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Editorial by John Ziegler Sarah Palin: Selfish, Hypocritical, Sellout 1/3/2012 As surreal as it may be, after spending over two years and several thousand dollars defending Sarah Palin at great personal cost, I now find myself in the bizarre position (three years to the day from starting the journey to Wasilla to do the interview of record on her 2008 VP run) of being perhaps the only conservative commentator willing to point out that Palin has now clearly revealed herself to be a selfish, hypocritical, sellout. While she was doing her presidential tease (an act that...
  • Pictures of Christmas In A West Country Cottage

    12/29/2011 9:47:06 AM PST · by sussex · 3 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 29/12/11 | The Aged P
    Harry’s older cousin Oliver got as much pleasure from helping to give the present as he did from receiving his own. As for Harry – the monkey never left his side….
  • Socialists in the Family (Vanity Alert)

    12/28/2011 9:35:53 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 63 replies
    me | 12-28-2011 | self
    Pardon the vanity, but I hate living in Illinois, and I just have to vent about it a bit … So I go to the annual extended family Christmas gathering, and this year, because I am a card-carrying Tea-Partier, my two socialist aunts team up to give me a book called Plot Against America, by Philip Roth. This is a book that basically says the people in flyover country who are not urban liberals are naturally prone to become Nazis, given the right political environment. Roth makes this point by hypothesizing an America where FDR loses the 1940 election to...
  • Couple marries as Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Huntington Mall (W.Va)

    BARBOURSVILLE - There are a lot of things to see at the mall in the days leading up to Christmas. There are last minute deals and last minute gifts. But Friday night, at the Huntington Mall, Mr. and Mrs. Claus made it official, tying the knot in front of family, friends and curious mall onlookers. Their story goes like this: Ralph Grimm met Debbie Knapp a year ago at the Huntington Mall at the Santa display. They decided the spot where they met would make the perfect spot to get married, and decided tying the knot dressed as Mr. and...
  • Man's life savings stolen after daughter leads friends to it (Utah)

    12/23/2011 5:14:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 12-20-11 | Jennifer Stagg
    WEST BOUNTIFUL — In a closet inside Gary Turley's West Bountiful home, an empty spot now shows where his most valued material possession used to sit. It was a safe, containing nearly $200,000 in cash — he thought was safer there than in a bank. "It was my life savings," Turley said. "I had stuff from my grandpa, who's dead now: his pocket watch, stuff like that. My Social Security cards, Visas, passports, birth certificates, checking — everything to do with my checking (was in the safe)." How it disappeared is almost worse that losing it in the first place....
  • Terry family wants criminal charges against officials responsible for Fast and Furious

    12/15/2011 9:31:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Someone has been charged with Terry’s murder — an illegal immigrant — but the identity of that person has not been released publicly. The case filed has been sealed as well. When asked last Thursday if he would release the name of the illegal immigrant who has been charged with Terry’s murder, Holder said he would not in order to avoid risking any open cases. When Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King asked Holder if he could release the name of the individual charged with Terry’s murder to House Judiciary Committee members in executive session, which would have been a private...