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  • Good News for Fathers

    06/14/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jim Denison
    Today would be my father's 90th birthday. Dad was born on June 13, 1924. Friends kidded him all his life about being born on a Friday the 13th. He died when I was in college, and I especially miss him on Father's Day. If he were alive today, I would thank him for teaching me that family is my highest privilege and responsibility, and for loving us so unconditionally. My dad would have agreed with the 75 percent of fathers who say that being adad is their most important job. Sixty-one percent say they are more involved with their children...
  • Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners’ tweet from account of released soldier’s father deleted

    06/01/2014 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 31, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy has reported, President Obama ordered the release of five Gitmo detainees to secure the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan. Recently, a tweet was published from the account of Bowe Bergdahl’s father, Robert, which stated a desire to see all Gitmo detainees released. Here’s the tweet from Bob Bergdahl’s account, which was published May 28 and deleted Saturday night (at the time of publication the deletion of the tweet has not been acknowledged on the account): @ABalkhi I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of...
  • Webb Hubbell speaks, Obama listens

    04/28/2014 5:39:35 AM PDT · by JCG · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 03-14-14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – One day after former Clinton administration official Webb Hubbell sounded off against a proposed Medicare rule change in a WND commentary, the Obama administration dropped plans to restrict access to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. In a stunning reversal, the Department of Health and Human Services killed the proposal a day after the official comment period ended and a day before the House of Representatives was set to vote on a bill to block the change.
  • Father Edward Arsenault finds a new home...

    04/25/2014 7:54:50 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 25, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Catholic World News reports: "A former chancellor of the Manchester, New Hampshire diocese, who last year resigned from his post as president of the St. Luke Institute, has been sentenced to a 4-year prison term after pleading guilty to theft charges. Msgr. Edward Arsenault admitted to stealing funds from the Manchester diocese, from the estate of a fellow priest, and from a hospital where he had served on the board. Under a plea-bargaining agreement he will serve 4 years in a New Hampshire prison. As chancellor of the New Hampshire diocese, Msgr. Arsenault was the top aid to Bishop John...
  • Father Peter Carota and Traditional Catholic Love

    04/22/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 22, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Father Peter Carota writes, "During Lent we relived the evil actions of the religious authorities of Jesus’ time. We read from the Bible of their planning and paying for the eradication of Jesus. As soon as Jesus began His public ministry of forgiving sins, exorcising devils, healing the sick (especially on the Sabbath), and preaching, He evoked the hatred and jealousy of the Jewish Religious leaders (Scribes, Pharisees, Lawyers and Priest). All His actions were works of love that only brought on Him their hatred. I would say that there is a constant law even at work today. That law...
  • Dad's viral videos totally nail Saturday mornings for parents

    04/09/2014 2:04:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Today Moms ^ | April 8, 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    Being a mom or dad is one of life's greatest joys. But early on weekend mornings? We're not always feeling the joy so much. In a series of Vine videos now going viral, one bleary-eyed dad captures the truth of Saturday mornings as a parent. Tony Serafini, a 38-year-old dad from Leominster, Mass., spends Saturday mornings alone with his 4-year-old daughter after his wife and eldest daughter leave for dance class. He started shooting a series of videos showing the little girl rocking out to her favorite music in the background, while dad blearily waits for his caffeine to kick...
  • Father bit off infant's nose over crying, police say

    03/13/2014 6:12:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    A man was arrested Thursday after police say he bit off his 1-month-old son's nose in Fairfield out of frustration over his crying. Joshua Cooper, 18, was booked at Solano County Jail on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem. The incident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. when a "hysterical" 17-year-old girl called police, saying her son was bleeding from his nose, said Fairfield police Sgt. Troy Oviatt.
  • Father who punched a drug dealer he saw attacking a terrified woman is jailed for six years

    02/10/2014 11:34:25 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 46 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 10, 2014 | Lizzie Edmonds
    A father who punched a drug dealer after seeing him attack a vulnerable woman in the street has been jailed - but the pusher won't be prosecuted because he was so badly hurt. Father-of-one Carl Neale, 23, floored the dealer with a single punch after shouting at him to stop hitting the terrified woman....[snip]...Neale, also from Nuneaton, was jailed for six years on Friday after Coventry Crown Court heard the drug dealer had been left fighting for his life.
  • Homeowner’s son shoots, kills burglary suspect in Van Zandt County

    01/27/2014 2:47:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 21 January, 2014 | Claire Cardona
    The homeowner woke up to see a man burglarizing his pickup truck that was parked in his front yard. He approached the man with a rifle, intending to hold him until law enforcement could arrive, but the man fled the scene, according to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner fired at the man and then noticed a truck parked in the dark near the roadway, which he believed belonged to the man so he got in the truck and took the keys out of the ignition to prevent him from leaving the scene. The man confronted the homeowner...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • DNA test reveals felon is true father of Utah woman after secret insemination sperm swap

    01/12/2014 5:43:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/11/14 | Nina Golgowski
    **SNIP** Lippert, who had been convicted in a high-profile kidnapping in 1975, worked at the clinic part-time from 1988 to 1993, the University of Utah confirms. In his kidnapping case, reported by People magazine in 1975, Lippert abducted a 21-year-old female student at Purdue University whom he attempted to "brainwash" into falling in love with him through electric-shock therapy. The surprised mother told KUTV that she didn't know his criminal history until now. But she says she does remember him as being at the clinic when she visited, specifically in the front desk area.
  • NE:Self Defense Ruling In Fatal Shooting

    12/23/2013 4:26:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 2 December, 2013 | Mike McKnight
    Fatal shooting ruled self defense. 61-year-old Gary Bouzek died of a single gunshot wound to the head in the early morning hours of June 16th in Wabash. His 36-year-old son pulled the trigger. (snip) Time passed and it was during the early morning hours of June 16th in Wabash that David’s girlfriend awakened him because she heard loud pounding on the roof and the door of the in-ground home. Cox said David went outside and found his father with a hammer. The son went back into the house and came back out with a .22 caliber rifle loaded with one...
  • A White Christmas

    12/22/2013 6:15:29 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 5 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Dec. 22, 2013 | D.C. McAllister
    Bundled up in scarves, gloves, and an oversized coat, I carefully made my way down the icy steps of my grandmother’s row house. The air smelled of everything winter, the freshly falling snow and pumpkin pie drifting from the open doorway, mixed with smoke from the fireplace. I was nine or ten and thrilled to see a white Christmas. We rarely had snow in North Carolina, so it was a treat to spend Christmas in Ohio with my father’s relatives. Bellaire was a small steel and coal-mining town with steep hills that sloped down to the Ohio River. Across the...
  • Man injected with HIV virus, credits his faith to forgive his father (video)

    10/02/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | 9/30/2013 | Fox 2 News
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It was a story that made international headlines, a St. Louis area baby injected with the HIV tainted blood by his father who didn’t want to pay child support. More than 20 years later, Brryan Jackson is amazed by his health, but his positive spirit and faith. Brryan’s story seemed unbelievable in 1992, when he was just 11 months old, his father, a hospital technician, injected him with HIV tainted blood. The goal was to kill Brryan so he could avoid paying child support. “Anyone in my condition would die in three months they gave me...
  • Ted Cruz's Father Gives Epic Speech

    09/24/2013 6:03:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    The Blaze (Video) ^ | Jul 6, 2013 | Speech by Rafael Cruz
    Video at link.
  • Daddy-daughter duet is the sweetest little bedtime song

    09/24/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Today ^ | 9/24/13
    Nothing's better as a parent than possessing the power to soothe a sleepless child. For one man armed with a pink ukulele, a little daddy-daughter duet did the trick, and video of the adorable performance has gone viral.
  • Dayton father of 27 speaks: ‘I know of people who have even more than me’

    09/11/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | September 11, 2013 | Amelia Robinson
    “Divorce Court” aired Friday had a one word answer when asked how one man could have 27 children. “Sex,” Nathaniel J. Smith responded Monday. The answer came just hours after Smith was released from the Montgomery County Jail on a failure to appear charge related to a child support case. Smith said he was unaware of the court appearance for which he was arrested Sunday morning. The 39-year-old father of 12 sons and 15 daughters by 17 women said he didn’t think about his children’s best interest when he was procreating. “How I lived is wrong. I will admit everything,...
  • City of Venice to ban ‘mother’ and ‘father’ terms on official forms

    09/04/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9-4-13 | Hilary White
    The municipal government of the city of Venice, Italy has passed a law banning the terms “mother” and “father on forms parents must fill out to gain a place for their children at publicly funded day care and kindergartens. The “civil rights and anti-discrimination” policy was introduced by city councilor Camilla Seibezzi, who said that such changes to language are a fundamental objective to combat stereotypes. “The [linguistic] construction forms a category of thought, a daily practice,” she said. The newspaper, Corriere del Veneto, reports that the terms will be replaced by “parent 1” and “parent 2”. The change has...
  • Calling Priests "Father"

    09/01/2013 2:10:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | August 31, 2013 | Tim Staples
    The other day I received a rather lengthy email from a fellow responding to a chapter in my book, Nuts and Bolts - A Practical How-To Guide for Explaining and Defending the Catholic Faith, specifically responding to my defense of calling priests "father."Score One Up For the ProtestantsI have answered this question hundreds of times over the years, but this fellow's critique caught my attention first of all because he used my own style of argumentation against me. I liked that. "Matthew 23:9," he reminded me, "says, ‘Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father,...
  • The 10 Commandments of Fatherhood (PMSNBC)

    08/24/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/24/13
    Thou Shalt Love Unconditionally Thou Shalt Not Lie Thou Shalt Teach by Example Thou Shalt Not Expect Perfection Thou Shalt Pay Attention Thou Shalt Be a Role Model Thou Shalt Not Ridicule, Humiliate nor Embarrass Thou Shalt Laugh, Dance and Sing Thou Shalt Take Risks Thou Shalt Respect Your Children’s Choices
  • Al Gore likens global warming deniers to slavery, apartheid perpetrators (& alcoholic father)

    08/23/2013 2:47:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Leslie Larson
    **SNIP** Despite the chatter from the right about concerns over global warming being overblown, Gore expressed optimism about a vibrancy in environmental activism. He especially expressed excitement that deniers are being “hit politically.” “They’re being subjected to ridicule … the ability of the raging deniers to stop progress is waning every single day.”
  • Father of the Year

    07/27/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    07/27/2013 | self
    I nominate Hunter Mahan for Father of the Year!
  • Trayvon Martin's Father Cleaning Up Gang-Related Past

    07/01/2013 9:59:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/1/13 | William Bigelow
    If the apple supposedly doesn’t fall far from the tree, Trayvon Martin’s father Tracy has been pruning his tree of his past to make sure his son’s image isn’t tarnished by it. Photos have emerged of Tracy Martin after his son’s death in which there is a tattoo on the side of his neck with an undefinable word; a later photo shows that tattoo was erased, replaced by a tattoo with two hands clasped in prayer. Other photos show Martin alternatively posing with a group that brandished the Crips gang finger signs or stood with a different group in front...
  • What My Sons Teach Me About God: Their defiance and reliance model my own.

    06/17/2013 8:54:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/17/2013 | Walter Hudson
    My sons. Last week, I became a father for the second time. My wife presented me with another son. I imagine that the birth of a second child proves over time to be a unique experience. There may be no other moment in life which so profoundly demonstrates loveÂ’s abundance. When you have your first child, it feels like a pinnacle. How could you possibly love more than that? The prospect of a second child seems to the uninitiated to portend a division of that love between two objects, like the division of an estate between inheritors.I did not...
  • Department of Education to Eliminate 'Mother,' 'Father' From Federal Student Aid Forms

    05/12/2013 5:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/11/2012 | By Bethany Blankley
    The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it will no longer use the terms "mother" and "father" when collecting information about a student's legal parents when those parents apply for federal student aid. Instead of using the words "mother" and "father," the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) will use "Parent 1" and "Parent 2." The announcement states that the changes to the 2014-2015 federal student aid form "more accurately and fairly assess students' need for aid" and that "Gender-specific terms fail to capture income and other information from one parent when a student's parents are...
  • Pope greets Jesuit superior general: “He insisted I treat him like any other Jesuit”

    03/21/2013 8:03:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 19, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A statement from Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicholas, following yesterday’s meeting with his fellow Jesuit, Pope Francis: “At the personal invitation of the Pope Francis, I went to the Santa Marta House, which had been used for the Cardinals present at the Conclave, at 5:30 p.m. He was at the entrance and received me with the usual Jesuit embrace. We had a few pictures taken, at his request, and at my apologies for not keeping protocol he insisted that I treat him like any other Jesuit at the Tulevel, so I did not have to worry about treatments, “Holiness”...
  • Father Exposes13-Year-Old Daughter For Lying About Her Age On Facebook (Video)

    02/26/2013 3:06:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/26/2013 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • Reese father, son, still jailed as probation fails to deliver ankle monitors

    02/04/2013 7:40:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/4/13 | David Codrea
    Rick and Ryin Reese, gun dealers ordered to be released on bond by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Friday, have still not been allowed to go home, a source close to the case informed Gun Rights Examiner this evening. The father and son had to spend the weekend behind bars because the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office has still not delivered the ankle monitors required by the bond release order. Rick and Ryin Reese are the last two members of a New Mexico gun dealer family jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to...
  • Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year'

    01/10/2013 7:50:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    news max ^ | Jan 9, 2013
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year' Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:49 PM By: Newsmax Wires Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father`s Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual...
  • Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' (Super duper double barf bag alert!)

    01/09/2013 6:04:39 PM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement. The award will be presented at a luncheon in June.
  • Tenth most popular request for kids' Christmas gift: a 'dad'

    12/25/2012 8:07:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    Doesn't this say more about the status of western culture than just about anything you've read recently? Telegraph: ********* When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats. But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse"...
  • So what does having a father at home have to do with raising healthy kids?

    12/20/2012 12:32:16 PM PST · by truthczar2000 · 43 replies
    12/20/2012 | Truthczar2000
    Recently, I posted a thread on what I consider to be at least one of the causes of Adam Lanza's state of mind when he went into Sandy hills School and killed little children. My suggestion was that the lack of a father living with his mother had at least a small part to play in his state of mind. Needless to say, several people were angry at the mere suggestion that children growing up without fathers might play a role in the anger issues young men face today. Fair enough. No one can say that the mental issues Adam...
  • Vanity: For My Dad, who has Alzheimer's

    11/11/2012 12:09:12 AM PST · by Yaelle · 107 replies
    Sad heart | 11/10/12 | Self
    I wrote this tonight and just need to share it. Maybe some of you have family members with this insidious disease too. Hello; it's good to see you. I don't remember why it's good to see you, but it is. I know I like you, and my eyes crinkle in evident delight that you are here. Immediately I want to rattle off something witty and topical,  But I don't remember the words right. So I look for something I can see, and relate it to you. It's good to see you. My smile is not like my smile of before....
  • Father of Benghazi Victim Learned of Son’s Death on CNN… Before Being Contacted by State Dept.

    10/31/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Red Pill Report ^ | 10/29/12 | Candice Lanier ⋅
    Last month, Ray Smith was hoping to get together with his son, Sean, whom he had not seen for 15 years. But, it became devastatingly apparent, after seeing a story on CNN about the four Americans killed in Libya, that he would never see his son alive again. “I seen all these coffins come off the plane,” Smith recalled. “Four of them. Then I saw his picture in the corner. They mentioned Sean Smith was one of those killed.” Smith received this gut-wrenching news via television, prior to receiving a call, a form letter and a flag from Undersecretary of...
  • Father of slain SEAL Tyrone Woods accuses White House of murder [VIDEO]

    10/26/2012 5:16:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/12 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “America Live” on the Fox News Channel, Chip Woods, the father of slain Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods said the lack of response from the Obama administration on Sept. 11, 2012 showed “cowardice.” And he labeled as “murderers” the administration officials who stalled the decision to act immediately to the terrorist attack that claimed his son’s life, and lied about it afterward. While Woods disapproves of the White House’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, he told host Megyn Kelly that his decision to speak out had nothing to do with politics. “This is...
  • Father punishes infant daughter for being fussy by burning more than 40 per cent of her body

    10/17/2012 5:39:20 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Pennsylvania man Jorge Colon is facing multiple felony charges after police say he scalded his infant daughter for being fussy in her bath. Police say the baby remains in critical condition at the Burn Unit at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Colon was allegedly bathing his one-month-old daughter, Kiara, a bath when the child was burned from the right side from her neck to her right foot. When questioned, police say Colon told them Kiara had been collicky for almost a month and had become particularly irritable. He went on to say that when Kiara began to fuss during the bath he...
  • The Real Debate: The Good Father vs. The Abandoned Son

    10/06/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-06-2012 | Roger L. Simon
    Forgive me for rehashing Wednesday night’s debate yet again, but some of the postmortems impel me to do so. I’m not talking about the comical excuses for Obama’s failure like the poor fellow who thought Mitt Romney was carrying a crib sheet and then had to admit it was a handkerchief. Or the well-known massage enthusiast who argued the difference between the candidates was due to the Denver altitude as if this were not a presidential debate but an abruptly scheduled NBA doubleheader. No, I’m talking about the more serious explanations for the president’s incompetence – that Obama was either...
  • Father Jerome Murphy-OConnor has a common sense breakdown

    06/25/2012 9:30:59 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 25, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Father Jerome Murphy-OConnor, a renowned expert on the New Testament, has what some are referring to as "a bold view of what happened in the Gardner of Gethsemane." I would call it something else entirely: asinine. Demonic even. How about blasphemous? In an article for the Catholic Herald which may be found here, Fr. OConnor is quoted as having said that Jesus suffered a "nervous breakdown" and adds, "When realizing the imminence of His own demise, Jesus was deeply distraught and troubled, out of control." A nervous breakdown, otherwise referred to as a "mental breakdown," is statically defined as "a...
  • Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

    06/17/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    HealthDay via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Fri, Jun. 15, 2012, 9:00 AM | Barbara Bronson Gray
    Move over, tiger moms. Dads can play an even more significant role in the development of happy, well-adjusted children than do mothers, a new study indicates. Just in time for Father's Day, findings from a large-scale review of research shed light on how parental acceptance and rejection can affect the personalities of progeny well into adulthood. "In our 50 years of research in every continent but Antarctica, we have found that nothing has as strong and consistent an effect on personality development as does being rejected by a parent—especially by a father—in childhood," said study co-author Ronald Rohner, director of...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    06/15/2012 5:26:18 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 69 replies
    50 Things Dads Say: You'd better change your tune pretty quick or you're out of here.I mean it.Is that understood?Don't shake your head at me.I can't hear your head rattle.Don't mumble.You act like the world owes you a living.You've got a chip on your shoulder.You're not going anywhere looking like that.You're crazy if you think you are.If you think you are, just try me.I don't know what's wrong with you.Other kids don't pull stuff like that.I wasn't like that.What kind of an example do you think you are for you brothers and sisters?Stand up straight.Don't slouch.Would you like a...
  • Barack Obama's father: Bigamist, drunk and wife-beater, The Other Barack Obama

    05/13/2012 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2011 | Ian Birrell
    Shortly after being elected first black president of Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama signed a deal to write a memoir of his life. Remarkably literate, given it was written so young, the book revolves around his quest for identity as the child of a white teenage mother and an African father who walked out when he was just two. Despite titling it Dreams From My Father, the absent parent was little more than a shadow. ‘After a week of my father in the flesh, I had decided that I preferred his more distant image,’ reflected Barack Obama on the short...
  • 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...
  • Gun-toting father shoots daughter’s laptop over Facebook post

    02/10/2012 3:02:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 02/10/2012 | Alexandra Myers
    <p>A Facebook post went viral Wednesday after the father of a 15-year-old girl decided her online activity was disrespectful, but it’s bringing her a kind of fame she probably never imagined. Her punishment? Eight exploding, hollow-point rounds from a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, straight into her laptop.</p>
  • Washington father attacked sons with hatchet before setting blaze: Report

    02/07/2012 11:44:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 07, 2012 | AP
    The monster who killed himself and his two young sons in a Washington house fire two years after his wife vanished reportedly attacked the boys with a hatchet before setting the blaze. The sons of Josh Powell, who were just 7 and 5, suffered what police described as "chop wounds" to their heads and necks before the Graham, Wash., home went up in flames as a helpless social worker looked on Sunday. The cause of death for all three is believed to be smoke inhalation. The grisly new details emerged as investigators combed through the charred rubble of the home...
  • Seeing Jesus in the Gospel of John [Catholic Caucus]

    12/27/2011 6:19:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    InsightScoop.com ^ | December 27, 2011 | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    Seeing Jesus in the Gospel of John Seeing Jesus in the Gospel of John | An Excerpt from On The Way to Jesus Christ | Joseph Cardinal RatzingerThe farewell discourses of Jesus, as the Gospel of John presents them to us, hover in a singular way between time and eternity, between the present hour of the Passion and the new presence of Jesus that is already dawning, because the Passion itself is at the same time his "glorification" as well. On the one hand, the darkness of the betrayal, of the denial, of the abandonment of Jesus to the ultimate...
  • IN THIS SEASON OF LIGHTS LET MY LIGHT SHINE IN YOU !

    12/24/2011 11:47:50 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-24-11 | Jedediah
    You are my children of light , you are my children of light , you are my children of light , and in this season of lights , let MY Light shine through you , for MY SEASON NEVER ENDS ! Truly this is a season of lights , but we are to be lights for Christ Jesus in an open season and heaven for him ! Isaiah 60 The Gentiles Bless Zion 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,...
  • Mother Loses Support, Custody for Interfering With Father's Rights

    12/08/2011 7:59:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 12/09/11 | John Caher
    A mother who "deliberately and unjustifiably frustrated" a father's attempts to visit his child was appropriately stripped of child support and primary custody, an appellate panel in Albany has held. The Appellate Division, Third Department, unanimously affirmed a Schuyler County Family Court judge in a case where the custodial mother had repeatedly hindered her estranged husband's efforts to establish relations with his daughter, even though the father made no attempt to enforce his visitation rights for six years. Luke v. Luke, 510880, centers on a child born in 2001 to Melvin W. and Heidi L. Luke. The Lukes, who are...
  • Full title: Elian Gonzalez turns 18 in Cuba at a quiet celebration with the father who fought

    12/07/2011 3:48:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/7/11 | Staff
    Nearly twelve years have passed since he was pulled from a closet by a masked machine gun wielding US agent. Now Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother and became a symbol of troubled relations between the United States and Cuba, is an adult. Gonzalez currently studies at a military academy on the island and took part in an 18th birthday celebration Tuesday in his native city of Cardenas alongside his father, according to images broadcast on the nightly news.
  • Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows

    12/07/2011 8:57:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    News Max ^ | December 6, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom some pundits had written off as the GOP's nominee, may find a second coming in Iowa, if new poll data holds up. As Mitt Romney's campaign has suffered a startling decline in recent weeks, only to see Newt Gingrich eclipse the former Massachusetts governor's front-runner status, the battle for the Iowa caucuses set for Jan. 3 has become a wide-open race. New survey data prepared for the Perry campaign and shared by a source close within the campaign shows that the Texas governor may be poised to do much better in next month’s Iowa caucuses...
  • Call No Man Father?

    'Call No Man Father': Why do Catholics call Priests ‘Father‘? By Matt1618 I want to look at a passage that is often used to say that Catholics are unbiblical because we refer to the priests as Father. Matthew 23:9 is the passage where Jesus says 'Call no man Father'. How can we call priests Father, when Jesus explicitly says we shouldn't use such language except of God the Father? I want to start off by looking at the passage in the larger context with the Revised Standard Version, Matthew 23:1-10: 1 Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his...