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  • To the Left, Children Are Compensation

    12/30/2010 1:10:44 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 16 replies · 16+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | Suzanne Venker
    What makes a good parent? Many things, of course. But an obvious prerequisite is someone whose parenting goals have less to do with what he or she wants and more to do with what children need. Sadly, this attitude no longer prevails in mainstream American society. Elton John and Eva Longoria (Neil Patrick Harris, too) are the latest to jump on the Me first, Child last bandwagon. Longoria is in the process of divorcing husband Tony Parker (like most women in Hollywood eventually do), but she has no intention of letting a small thing like that stop her from being...
  • 'Man Fathered 10 Children With Daughter'

    11/27/2010 10:15:20 AM PST · by Cardhu · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 27th 2010 | Alison Chung
    A man in Argentina has been arrested for raping his daughter and fathering 10 children with her over 30 years. Juana Elvira Gomez, 43, did not report the alleged abuse to police until recently, when her father Armando Gomez, 62, was arrested for robbery. She claimed her father started beating and raping her from the age of 13, some 11 years after her mother died. "I felt that I was worse than a prisoner for 30 years because I couldn't even talk with anybody," Ms Gomez told the Clarin newspaper. "He raped me, beat me for any reason, didn't let...
  • Joseph Cao's father, My Quang Cao, dies at 78

    10/25/2010 7:53:27 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    WWLTV /AP ^ | 10/21/10 | none
    My Quang Cao, a former officer in the army of South Vietnam and the father of U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, has died in New Orleans at age 78, Cao's campaign said Thursday in a news release. The cause of Cao's death on Wednesday was not listed but the statement said he had been battling diabetes, as well as post-traumatic stress syndrome resulting from his years as a prisoner following the fall of South Vietnam to the communists in 1975...
  • MY ways are not your ways inquire of Me !

    10/19/2010 5:18:07 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    MY WAYS ARE NOT YOUR WAYS INQUIRE OF ME ! My ways are not your ways I have plans for you that you know not of to keep you humble so that you remain in covenant and oneness with me always and though I test you, you shall come through the fire as gold for my Rhema word shall call to you and guide you to my breath ( Ruah ) that releases my will through the eyes of my understanding alone for you are my signet ring I press into all I AM doing in and through all things...
  • Tearful Fla. dad 'sorry' for storming school bus

    09/21/2010 10:19:26 AM PDT · by Gennie · 102 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 21, 2010 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ
    LAKE MARY, Fla. – A Florida father wept as he apologized at a news conference for storming onto a school bus and threatening children onboard because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied. James Willie Jones' voice cracked during the appearance Tuesday. He said he himself was acting as a bully and no parent should copy his behavior. He says his daughter suffers from cerebral palsy and he "could not stand by and helplessly watch her suffer." Standing by his wife, who also wept, Jones apologized for how he handled the situation. Jones was charged last week with disorderly conduct...
  • FORBES: How Obama Thinks, by Dinesh D'Souza (Stunning)

    09/12/2010 4:15:15 PM PDT · by StopObama2012 · 107 replies
    FORBES ^ | 9/11/2010 | Dinesh D'Souza
    The President's actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike. (snip) But instead of readying us for the challenge, our President is trapped in his father's time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream....
  • Are the Sins of the Fatherless the Root of Obama’s Tyranny?

    08/08/2010 9:14:52 PM PDT · by ImpeachHoBama · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, August 8, 2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    Does Obama’s anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type background is a common precursor to the classic tyrant’s personality. This suggests Barack’s beef with America might result from his own deficient past. Does it matter the source of our politician’s mental makeup? Of course it does. After all, we expect leaders to make policy based on empirical knowledge, not just knee-jerk reaction to past trauma. For example, would Americans be pleased if the president outlawed taxis because his pooch was run over by...
  • Face of Defense: General’s Son Pursues Same Path

    07/08/2010 12:33:18 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Face of Defense ^ | Spc. Brandon Babbitt, USA
    TOLEDO, Ohio, July 8, 2010 – The O’Connor family from northwestern Ohio prides itself on spirituality and hard work, while giving back to their community. Army Brig. Gen. John “Jack” O’Connor stands for a photo with his parents after his promotion to brigadier general at MacDill Air Force Base, near his parents’ home in Tampa, Fla. The O’Connors, natives of Toledo, Ohio, taught their children by example the importance of giving back to their community. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brandon Babbitt  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Brig. Gen. John “Jack” O’Connor, commanding general of Army Materiel Command...
  • Following Dad's footsteps to Iraq

    06/23/2010 4:16:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Sanjay Allen, USAF
    6/23/2010 - SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNS) -- A father and son are both deployed here as vehicle mechanics. Senior Master Sgt. CJ Slifko, the vehicle fleet manager for the 447th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, said he had a tough decision to make toward the end of his six month tour: whether to approve a waiver on the deployment of his 3-level son, Airman 1st Class Ryan Slifko, a vehicle mechanic, to Iraq. "For whatever reason, (the primary person couldn't come) I got an e-mail from Whiteman (Air Force Base, Mo.) asking for a waiver on a 3-level," Sergeant Slifko...
  • A tribute to a father

    06/20/2010 8:38:50 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies ^ | 06/20/2010 | Bill Ellis
    Forty-seven years ago, the body my Dad lived in for 58 years, was gently lowered into the ground in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in the heart of beautiful Teays Valley, West Virginia. Today as I have nearly every day since his death, July 1, 1963, I thought of him - again trying to do the utterly impossible task of putting into words, feeble and faltering words, all that he means to me. He gave me and all his family priceless treasures, treasures beyond all earthly value, in both quantity and quality. He gave me love. I never knew what it was...
  • "The Father's Day" (Sermon on Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)

    06/19/2010 9:23:48 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 96+ views ^ | June 20, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Father’s Day” (Galatians 3:23 – 4:7)Today is Fathers’ Day, a day when we honor our fathers for the blessing that they are to us. This is good and right that we do this--especially you fourteen-year-old girls out there in the congregation! Be sure to honor your father today! Now for many of us, our fathers are long gone. But that does not mean we don’t have a Father to honor today. In fact, I want to suggest to you that this is “The Father’s Day,” a great day to thank and praise our heavenly Father. Our text is the...
  • (-:~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~:-)

    06/18/2010 6:09:42 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 101 replies · 2,522+ views
    In honor of Father's Day this weekend, to all the FReeper fathers out there...Happy Father's Day Dad holds a special place in our hearts, and on Father's Day, he deserves the best! Pass our funniest fatherhood submissions on to a dad in your life and share the priceless gift of laughter! The Right Choice My 16-year-old brother, Ryan, was out late with friends one night. Suddenly he realized it was Father's Day and he had neglected to buy a card for our dad. After much searching, Ryan located an open store, but was disappointed to find only two cards left...
  • Face of Defense: Father, Stepson Compare Armies

    06/17/2010 10:36:22 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Nathan Van Schaik
    SCHWEINFURT, Germany, June 17, 2010 – A father and his stepson are pursuing military careers – in the U.S. and Danish armies. Army Master Sgt. William Groene, right, poses with his stepson, Lt. Michel Vester, a Danish cadet at the Royal Danish Army Officers Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark. U.S. Army photo by Nathan Van Schaik   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. William Groene is a master sergeant in the U.S. Army. His stepson, Michel Vester, is a Danish cadet enrolled at the Royal Danish Army Officers Academy at the Frederiksborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. "I met his mother back...
  • Things my father never told me

    06/13/2010 5:35:07 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 188+ views ^ | 06/13/2010 | Rev. James L. Snyder
    The problem here with the Gulf oil spill is that we didn’t adhere to those standards, and the MMS didn’t regulate aggressively enough, and BP told the government some things that now we’re finding out aren’t necessarily true. So, there’s a lot of blame to go around, but certainly the American public can’t be blamed for the problem that we’re seeing today, that tragedy in the Gulf, and they should not be punished. They should not be punished with cap and tax either, a tax on energy that now Obama is talking about in a kind of response to the...
  • Dad Accused of Using Stun Gun on Daughter's Friend Over Naked Photo

    06/07/2010 12:28:06 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 43 replies · 59+ views
    FOX KDVR ^ | 06/04/10
    TEMECULA, Calif. -- An angry father is accused of using a stun gun on a 23 year old man who sent his 17 year old daughter an explicit cell phone picture. William Atwood Sr., 45, was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies in connection with the case. Authorities say Atwood lured Justin Moore to his home, ordered him to strip down to his boxer shorts, and tied him up and tased him with a stun gun before turning him over to a sheriff's deputy. Moore told authorities he sent a photo of his genitals to several friends, including Atwood's daughter, as...
  • Face of Defense: Father, Daughter Return From Iraq

    05/21/2010 4:25:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 295+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. David Bruce, USA
    Camp Atterbury Public Affairs CAMP ATTERBURY JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ind., May 21, 2010 – It’s difficult for any leader to send someone into harm’s way, but it’s especially hard when that someone is your daughter. Before leaving Camp Atterbury, Ind., for deployment to Iraq in 2009, Army 1st Sgt. Bob Hempstead and his daughter, then Pfc. Crystal Hempstead pose for a photo during their pre-mobilization training at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Crystal Hempstead since has been promoted to sergeant. The soldiers serve with the Indiana National Guard’s 1313th Engineer Company. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elizabeth Gorenc  (Click photo for...
  • Face of Defense: Father, Son Serve in Afghanistan

    04/20/2010 6:27:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 341+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan, April 20, 2010 – An Afghan National Army Air Corps C-27A Spartan cargo aircraft took off from Kabul International Airport to conduct an International Security Assistance Force mission transporting weapons and cargo for Afghan National Police. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Benjamin Boera, left, and his father, Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael R. Boera, share a laugh aboard an Afghan National Army Air Corps C-27A Spartan aircraft March 28, 2010, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Benjamin Boera, a 5th...
  • Father, son from different services making a difference in Afghanistan

    04/13/2010 5:48:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    4/13/2010 - CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- An Afghan National Army Air Corps C-27A Spartan cargo aircraft took off from Kabul International Airport to conduct an International Security Assistance Force mission transporting weapons and cargo for Afghanistan National Police. At Camp Bastion, Marine 1st Lt. Benjamin Boera, a 5th Battalion 11th Marines High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Tango Battery platoon commander here, watched the cargo plane land. He swells up with pride because one of the pilots on the mission is his dad, Brig. Gen. Michael R. Boera, a Combined Air Power Transition Force commander and the 438th Air Expeditionary...
  • Army father awards combat patch to son

    04/12/2010 5:04:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 420+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. John Stimac, USA
    JOINT BASE BALAD – Receiving the combat patch is a milestone in any Soldier’s career.  On April 8, a father placed the storied patch on his son's right shoulder here, making the moment even more special for both.Col. Jeff H. Holmes, commander, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), travelled here from Contingency Operating Base Taji to “patch” his son, Spc. Hulon Holmes, a gunner with 3rd Platoon, F Troop, 2-278th ACR. The elder Holmes said it was an honor to put a combat patch on his son and he was glad he was able to make it for...
  • Marine's Father Will Not Pay Court-Ordered Funeral Protesters' Fees

    03/30/2010 3:01:27 PM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 144 replies · 2,447+ views
    Fox ^ | March 30, 2010 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The father of a Marine killed in Iraq whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters told Fox News he will defy a court order and not pay the protesters' appeal costs. Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., told Fox News he does not intend to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps, the leader of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church, which held protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006. "I don't think I'm going to be writing a check until I hear from the Supreme Court," Snyder told Fox News on Tuesday. "I'm not about to pay them anything." The Court...