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  • NOW President Claims Stay At Home Moms Lack ‘Life Experience’ & “Imagination’

    04/13/2012 8:09:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-13-12 | Curt
    Why do Democrats hate Mothers? The Democrats continue to give us gifts. Here is NOW President Terry O'Neill on Ann Romney: TERRY O’NEILL: What would we be saying if Hillary Clinton had said this: that Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life? That’s my understanding that’s an accurate statement, and that raises the exact issue that Hilary Rosen was trying to get to, which is do Mr. & Mrs. Romney have the kind of life experience and if not, the imagination, to really understand what most American families are...
  • Eight Times! Chuck Todd Repeatedly Writes Off Rosen Remarks As 'Manufactured Controversy'

    04/13/2012 7:42:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Rally round the Rosen! On his MSNBC show this morning Chuck Todd used variations on the phrase "manufactured controversy" no fewer than eight times in dismissing the controversy around Rosen's "Ann Romney never worked a day in her life" remarks. By the end of a subsequent segment, Todd had former Obama and Clinton adviser [and Dee Dee sister] Betsy Myers taking up the "manufactured" meme. View the video here.
  • 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...
  • When Magical Thinking Enters the Arena

    04/01/2012 11:56:53 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/02/2012 | Amy Lutz
    I was recently awoken from a Zyrtec-induced (allergies are the worst) stupor in my American Revolution seminar class when I heard my professor make an off-handed comment about “magic words.” Having recently spent an undisclosed number of hours watching multiple Harry Potter movies, I assumed that he was referring to words like “Wingardium Leviosa” shouted with a swish and flick of a magic wand. Needless to say, I was a little off. The magic words he meant have probably never echoed through the halls of Hogwarts, yet they have become unbelievably common in our cultural vernacular. What my professor meant...
  • US reportedly to search again for Amelia Earhart's plane

    03/19/2012 6:43:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 86 replies ^ | March 19, 2012 | staff
    The State Department plans to join a new effort to find the plane of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, 75 years after she mysteriously disappeared over the South Pacific. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will take part in a ceremony Tuesday morning announcing the joint public-private search at the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reports. The event, "Amelia Earhart, a Pacific Legacy," which is pitched as a celebration of the U.S.'s pan-Pacific ties, will be streamed live at 9 a.m. on the State Department's website, a spokesman for the agency said. Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed...
  • How the Apostates Take Over, Part 1

    03/18/2012 6:59:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | March 18, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    The evangelical church is under constant threat to compromise its reliance on biblical truth. The human desire to be accepted, to not be seen as “outside the mainstream,” can be overwhelming. But that desire is our weakness, our downfall. It does not always immediately destroy the dam we build to protect the waters of truth, but instead it leads to tiny fissures that grow until destruction is inevitable. Twenty years ago, I experienced the painful demise of the Episcopal Church, who once was a bastion of biblical truth. It was not a pretty picture. It was a picture painted in...
  • My Therapist Is Pregnant, And I Hate Her For It

    03/13/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 73 replies
    I noticed how many old ‘friends’ were either pregnant or married. As I stared down my one-bedroom apartment and a life that lacked both a serious relationship and even the glimmer of a baby, I deactivated my profile once more, then proceeded to have the first big breakdown I had had in a long time. I felt completely alone. I felt abandoned by something I couldn’t define. So when I went to see my therapist the following day to be greeted by news of her pregnancy, it just seemed like an additional smack in the face. I stared at my...
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • Stunner. Georgetown “Coed” Sandra Fluke Is a 30 Year-Old Women’s Rights Activist

    03/08/2012 5:11:55 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 2, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    What a shock! It was all a BIG PRODUCTION! The Democrat’s token abused college coed is actually a 30 year-old hardcore women’s rights activist. Sandra Fluke is also the past president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
  • Heather Mallick: Catholic teaching is irrelevant and men should shut up

    03/07/2012 7:26:26 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 39 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 7, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Heather Mallick, columnist for The Star, is angry. What has her so upset? The fact that a young man who attends a Catholic school should have the audacity to exhort young women to be modest in their attire. Matt Gurney, writing for the National Post, said that the 17 year old Catholic student, "clearly believes that many of his female peers do not treat each other, or themselves, with due respect, and he wishes that everyone would focus more on how wonderful they are on the inside and not how attractive they can make themselves on the outside." This is...
  • Research finds women feel happy when their husband or partner is upset

    03/06/2012 8:47:09 PM PST · by Thunderballer · 51 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 6, 2012 | James Orr
    The detailed study found that wives or girlfriends were pleased when their partner showed emotion because they believed it demonstrated a healthy relationship. The survey, carried out by Harvard Medical School, also found that when men realised their wife was angry, the women reported being happier, although the men were not. It revealed women most likely enjoyed spotting when their partner was dissatisfied because it showed his strong “engagement” or “investment” in their time together. Dr Shiri Cohen, the study’s lead author, said: “It could be that for women, seeing that their male partner is upset reflects some degree of...
  • An Observation About the Rush/Fluke Controversy

    03/06/2012 6:46:11 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 10 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 3/6/12 | EricTheRed
    I'm not here to rehash what others, both left and right, have said about this controversy with El Rushbo calling radical feminist activist Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute." I only want to predict that the backlash against Rush by the Democrat-media complex is going to backfire. On the contrary, I think this hitjob on Rush is going to make him even more popular.How do I know?Call me crazy, but when I watch the Ditto Cam or catch up on audio rewinds on-line, I like to watch the Facebook "Like" gauge. Though I hadn't been writing any of the...
  • Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite, claims academic (feminist theologian stokes controversy)

    03/02/2012 6:59:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/02/2012 | By John Bingham
    Dr Susannah Cornwall claimed that it is “simply a best guess” that Jesus was male. Her comments, which are bound to provoke fury in some quarters, were published in response to the ongoing debate about women bishops in the Church of England. Dr Cornwall, of Manchester University’s Lincoln Theological Institute, describes herself on her blog as specialising in: “Research and writing in feminist theology, sexuality, gender, embodiment, ethics and other fun things like that.” In her paper “Intersex & Ontology, A Response to The Church, Women Bishops and Provision”, she argues that it is not possible to know “with any...
  • Journal editor defends pro-infanticide piece: Killing newborns is already legal in Holland

    February 28, 2012 ( – The editor of an ethics journal that recently published an article advocating infanticide (what the authors call “post-birth abortion”), has responded to widespread criticism by pointing out that promoting the killing of newborns is nothing new: in fact, in the Netherlands infant euthanasia is already legal and practiced. Editor Julian Savulescu also criticizes what he calls the “hate speech” directed at the authors of the article, arguing that the public’s response to the piece shows that “proper academic discussion and freedom are under threat from fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society.”...
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/18/2012 2:19:28 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/16/2012
    The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York. Developed...
  • Martha McSally Wants to Kick Rick Santorum

    02/17/2012 8:42:54 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 87 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/17/12 | MJ LEE
    Martha McSally, the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat who is seeking ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Arizona’s special election, blurted out in a TV interview Friday that she wanted to “go and kick him in the jimmy.” “You know, I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this, I really just wanted to go and kick him in the jimmy,” McSally, a Republican, said on “Fox & Friends,” referring to Santorum’s recent controversial comments about women in the military.
  • McSally blows it on Fox and Friends this Morning

    02/17/2012 7:38:44 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Feb 2012 | Fightin Kentuckian
    Fox and Friends did an interview with Col.(Ret)McSally. She's running for Gabby's seat in Arizona CD8 and she just blew herself out of the water.
  • All-Male Contraception Panel Bashed By . . . All-Male Morning Joe Panel

    02/17/2012 7:20:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let he who is without a Y chromosome cast the first stone . . . Today's Morning Joe afforded viewers a study in hypocrisy: the all-male makeup of a panel at yesterday's House hearing on contraception was bashed by the show's panel consisting entirely of, yes, men. With Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough having the day off, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle took guest-hosting turns. Barnicle introduced the subject, harrumphing about the "absurd picture we just saw of, it basically looks like an all-male locker room at a golf club." Lawrence O'Donnell and Dem congressman Elijah Cummings joined in the...
  • Gingrich says Santorum 'completely misunderstands' modern warfare

    02/14/2012 7:20:22 PM PST · by VinL · 142 replies · 4+ views
    First Read ^ | 2-14-12 | Moe
    Newt Gingrich criticized Republican rival Rick Santorum on Tuesday afternoon for his “complete misunderstanding of modern warfare” over the former Pennsylvania senator’s remarks on women in combat. Santorum on Thursday said he had “concerns about women in frontline combat.” “I think that could be a very compromising situation … where people naturally, you know, may do things that may not be in the interests of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved,” Santorum told CNN’s John King. Gingrich fired back at Santorum, calling his credentials to be commander in chief into question during a press availability...
  • Santorum Doesn't Fall For Gregory's Bait On Banning Working Mothers From His Administration

    02/12/2012 10:13:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Meet The Press, "moderator" David Gregory gave a good preview of how the MSM/Obama industrial complex will try to cariacture and demonize Rick Santorum should he become the Republican presidential candidate. Gregory asked Santorum whether, if elected president, he would only permit single women without children to work in his administration. That's right: Gregory was actually wondering whether Santorum would prohibit mothers from serving. Santorum didn't rise to Gregory's absurd bait, giving a smiling and good-natured response to the effect all women would be welcome in a Santorum administration. View the video here.
  • Coulter on feminism: ‘All pretty girls are right-wingers’

    02/10/2012 1:44:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2012 | Caroline May
    Conservative columnist and Conservative Political Action Conference fan favorite Ann Coulter took to the stage at CPAC Friday afternoon to offer some comments about her frustrations with President Obama, her support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and the general unattractiveness of liberal women. In response to an audience question regarding how a person could be both a women and a conservative, Coulter explained that is what true women actually are. “I think all real females are right-wingers,” Coulter said, ” and I can tell you that based on experience — and my bodyguard will back me up on this —...
  • The Feminist Shaming of Fertility

    02/09/2012 4:00:14 PM PST · by Petrosius · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | February 9, 2012 | Ashley Crouch
    have a book that illuminates the organization’s motivating ideology. In the recently released Women, Sex, and the Church: a Case for Catholic Teaching, Angela Franks lays out how self-described “women’s health groups” view a woman’s fertility fundamentally as a hindrance, a burden, a disease to be eradicated. This much, perhaps, is already well known. What Franks adds to the discussion is the extraordinary way that these groups demonize women who fail to adopt their view of fertility. In 1920, Margaret Sanger authored a book entitled Women and the New Race the opening line of which states: “The most far-reaching social...
  • Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/09/2012 6:37:37 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 39 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 8 | Luis Martinez
    Defense officials say as many as 14,000 positions could be opened up, though the restrictions on women serving in infantry combat units will remain in place. The rule change reflects the ongoing reality that in a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, women were already dying in combat with the blurring of the traditional definition of front lines. Nearly 300,000 women have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and 144 of them have died in those conflicts. The rule change is included in a report required by Congress as part of last year’s Defense Authorization Bill that...
  • Marshall, Torre: Don't ignore 'gendercide'

    01/27/2012 6:19:24 AM PST · by rhema · 14 replies · 1+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 1/26/12 | Jennifer A. Marshall and Sarah Torre
    You'd notice if 160 million women were missing from the U.S. population. You couldn't help but notice, actually. There aren't that many females in the whole country. Yet that's how many girls have been lost in Asia to the practice of sex-selective abortion. The crisis is the subject of Mara Hvistendahl's provocative new book, "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences of a World Full of Men." "Gendercide," as it's been called, should worry women. Even in America. Feminists told us abortion would empower women. Instead, in some places around the globe, abortion disproportionately is used against women....
  • (Vanity) The Intolerance of the "Tolerance"

    01/21/2012 3:49:51 PM PST · by Country Gal · 34 replies
    I'd like to discuss something that happened to me while working in a department called "Women's Support Services." I was the only conservative (at least the only one who would stand up for conservative values) and the only Christian. The women in this department were militant feminists. This group was very diverse. Athiests, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims. We had a group of doulas who helped women through labor and birth. I taught childbirth classes and also setup /maintained the class database. I was continuously bulled and made fun of, but it was ok because Christians were not a protected class. I...
  • Mayor's plan to limit booze sales

    01/11/2012 2:01:05 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Jan 11,2012 | swampsniper
    First, Mayor Bloomberg went after smoking in public places. Then trans-fats, salt and sugary drinks. Now Bloomberg — known for sipping fine wine and downing a cold beer from time to time — wants to crack down on alcohol sales to curb excessive drinking, according to a provocative planning document obtained by The Post. The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiatives proposes to slash the number of establishments in the city that sell booze. Community “transformation” grants provided under President Obama’s health-care law would help bankroll the effort.
  • Rick Santorum, as Senator, Preached the Gospel of Transit

    01/11/2012 12:25:33 PM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Transportation Nation ^ | 01/09/2012 | Matt Dellinger
    n March of 2005, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and its Pennsylvania counterpart (PPTA) honored Senator Rick Santorum for his dedication to public transportation. APTA president William W. Millar noted Santorum’s “tireless advocacy” and contributions on “both the national and local level.” This recognition came shortly after Santorum appeared on Meet the Press with Joe Biden and vowed to oppose President Bush in his efforts to cut Amtrak funding. “Without substantial government funds or other intervening action, Amtrak would quickly enter bankruptcy and shut down all of its services, leaving millions of riders and thousands of communities without access...
  • Number of homeless students surges, putting strain on schools (Chicago)

    01/07/2012 3:41:19 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 65 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 6, 2012 | Adeshina Emmanuel
    At 15, Jarvis Nelson should be in high school and even thinking about college. Yet Jarvis is in seventh grade, and doesn’t know where he’ll go to high school — or even where he will be living — when he graduates from junior high, hopefully next year. That’s because Jarvis has attended three different schools in the past four months. He’s lived in three different places on the North and South Sides of the city — including his most recent home, a temporary shelter in Lake View. Jarvis, like thousands of other students in Chicago Public Schools, is homeless. He...
  • Why the Doctor Won’t See You

    01/07/2012 5:34:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | January 7, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Are you having difficulty finding a doctor who will see you? If you are, brace yourself. Things are about to get a whole lot worse. Right now, the biggest problems are in Massachusetts. If you live in Boston and are trying to see a new family doctor, get prepared to wait more than two months before you ever get a foot in the door. For the state as a whole, the average wait to see a new family doctor is one month. More than half of all family doctors and more than half of all internists are not accepting new...
  • Bachmann: The XX Factor - Is sexism to blame for the MN Congresswoman's decline in popularity?

    01/06/2012 5:17:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 6, 2012 | Cliff Schecter
    Have we lost ye, Michele Bachmann? The answer would seem to be yes, as the sharp-tongued, googly-eyed Minnesota Congresswoman suspended her presidential campaign after receiving only five per cent of the Iowa Caucus vote in the state where she was born. To put that in perspective, Michele Bachmann only got 6,000 more votes in Iowa than Johann Sebastian Bach. It was the culmination of a stunning turn of events over the past few months, after her candidacy surged when she won the Iowa straw poll in August. Soon afterwards, however, her poll numbers went south faster than General William Tecumseh...
  • 21% OF DEMS HAVE LEFT PARTY (A Giant Upset Is In The Making)

    01/06/2012 7:09:23 PM PST · by Signalman · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Dick Morris ^ | 1/6/2012 | D
    According to the latest Rasmussen Poll, 21% — more than one in five — Democrats have abandoned the Party since Obama’s election as president. While most have become Independents, identification with the Republican Party has also risen not only since 2008 but also even since the GOP’s 2010 victory. Rasmussen, who tracks voters’ party identification (self-described) every month, shows that Democratic Party identification, has dropped by eight points (or 21%) since Obama’s election in November, 2008 while Republican Party identification has risen by three points over the same period. Despite speculation in the liberal media that the Republicans in Congress...
  • Joran van der Sloot to Begin Peru Murder Trial

    01/05/2012 5:09:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies · 2+ views ^ | 1/5/12 | AP
    Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year prison sentence for Van der Sloot on murder and theft charges in a trial that will be held at Lima's Lurigancho prison. He is accused of murdering Flores with "ferocity and great cruelty," and prosecutors say he also stole 600 soles, about $220, from the victim. The handsome, garrulous Dutchman, a staple of true-crime TV shows for years after Holloway's disappearance, has in several interviews described himself as a pathological liar. He's been in custody after his arrest in neighboring Chile just days after Flores' death. Van der Sloot shares a cell with a Mexican...
  • Six police officers shot in Ogden, suspect in custody

    01/04/2012 9:40:43 PM PST · by sleddogs · 94 replies ^ | Noah Bond
    Praying for their full recovery.
  • Obama vs. None of the Above - A vulnerable president will face an ambivalent GOP.

    01/05/2012 3:19:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.5.12 | George Neumayr
    No matter how ineptly Barack Obama continues to govern, his chances of winning reelection remain strong. As the results from Iowa suggest, the GOP is too addled and divided to field a formidable and philosophically coherent opponent against him. Say this at least for the Democrats: They have the sense to run nominees who actually support the platform of their party. This rudimentary task is too tricky for Republicans to perform. They haven't been able to locate in over a generation a presidential nominee who supports theirs. George Bush Sr., Bob Dole, George Bush Jr., John McCain, and now Mitt...
  • Nobody Likes to Talk About It, but It’s There

    01/04/2012 4:06:54 PM PST · by NCjim · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 3, 2012 | ANDREW ROSENTHAL
    DES MOINES — Talking about race in American politics is uncomfortable and awkward. But it has to be said: There has been a racist undertone to many of the Republican attacks leveled against President Obama for the last three years, and in this dawning presidential campaign. You can detect this undertone in the level of disrespect for this president that would be unthinkable were he not an African-American. Some earlier examples include: Rep. Joe Wilson shouting “you lie” at one of Mr. Obama’s first appearances before Congress, and House Speaker John Boehner rejecting Mr. Obama’s request to speak to a...
  • Pet Parents Share Their New Year's Resolutions

    01/04/2012 1:12:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    HaloPets ^ | 1/4/12 | Caroline Golon
    Pets rejoice! A recent survey shows that many pet parents are making New Year’s resolutions to spend more time with their pets and make sure they are loved even more than they were last year. More than 1,000 pet parents, including hundreds of Kibblers, recently participated in the Halo, Purely for Pets Pet Parents’ New Year’s Resolution Survey. According to the survey, many pet parents want to do a better job grooming their pets, with 68.1 percent resolving to trim their pets’ nails more often, 52.6 percent planning to give their dogs and cats more baths, and more than 80...
  • Palin: GOP Should Not Alienate Ron Paul Voters

    01/04/2012 1:16:42 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 344 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 4, 2012 | Staff
    Sarah Palin said she wasn't surprised at Rick Santorum's success in Iowa, and warned that the GOP should not take Ron Paul's supporters lightly. Speaking on Fox News before Iowa's final numbers were in, she called Santorum "spot-on" with his policies toward Iran and praised his "social conservative" positions. Her strongest comments came for Paul, however, saying "the GOP had better not marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters after this" because "a lot of Americans are war-weary and we are broke" and Paul has reached that constituency well. She warned that the GOP "better work with them."
  • Sarah Palin: Selfish, Hypocritical, Sellout (John Ziegler)

    01/03/2012 6:32:07 PM PST · by reformjoy · 237 replies
    John ^ | 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...
  • In The Clutches of the Sight-Word Monster

    01/02/2012 7:18:49 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 160 replies
    EdFrontier ^ | Dec. 20, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Prrice
    GOOD INSIGHTS ON WHY MILLIONS OF KIDS CAN'T READ. (A FOLLOW-UP FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN EARLIER POST TITLED "FAKE READING THEORY IS THE SLAVE TRADE OF OUR ERA.") The country continues to be plagued by illiteracy. The reason is simple. The country continues to be under the heel of some of the most reckless and reprehensible “experts” imaginable. They make little children memorize the SHAPES of words, which most little children simply can’t do. Ergo, these children experience major reading and cognitive problems.  Don Potter, the phonics guru and as well a teacher in Texas, recently sent me this illuminating...
  • Iraq vet sought in killing of Rainier ranger is found dead

    01/02/2012 5:02:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies ^ | 1/2/12 | AP
    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger was found dead Monday, apparently killed by the cold overnight. A plane searching the remote wilderness for Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, discovered his body lying partially submerged in an icy, snowy mountain creek with snow banks standing several feet high on either side. "He was wearing T-shirt, a pair of jeans and one tennis shoe. That was it," Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. Barnes did not have any external wounds and appears to have died due to the...
  • Formerly Great Cities All Over America Are Turning Into Open, Festering Sores

    01/01/2012 9:45:00 PM PST · by blam · 177 replies
    Formerly Great Cities All Over America Are Turning Into Open, Festering SoresJanuary 1, 2012 Once upon a time, the people of the United States constructed beautiful, shiny cities from coast to coast that were the envy of the entire globe. We had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen and life was quite good in America. But now all of our prosperity is coming crashing down and many of our formerly great cities are turning into open, festering sores. Unfortunately, we are drowning in so much debt that we can barely even slow down...
  • The Right to Adulthood

    01/01/2012 8:05:54 PM PST · by Talisker · 3 replies
    January 1, 2012 | Vanity
    The Right to Adulthood I've spent a lot of time thinking about why Democrats, liberals, Leftists, RINOs, Socialists, Communists and other murdering totalitarians can so handily whip up "movements," "organizations" and other "groups" to push endless versions of their "cause," when it seems so hard for Conservatives to do so. Of course, there's always the fact that the Rats first steal millions (or billions) in tax dollars to fund their efforts, which is not a small consideration. And of course, RINOs are ever alert to defocus, generalize, pander, soften and misdirect any Conservative efforts under the sabotage umbrella of "bipartisanship."...
  • Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment [Amid Christmas Gifts And Wrapping Paper]

    12/25/2011 6:44:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies · 7+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 25, 2011
    Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment Published December 25, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas – Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Texas apartment, police said Sunday. Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before doing a full search on the small chance that it was otherwise. Four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police entered the apartment around midday, said...
  • Iran ready to move ahead with stoning or hanging of woman convicted of adultery

    12/25/2011 2:14:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/25/11 | Marisol
    The case of Sakineh Ashtiani was moved to a back burner after her death sentence drew intense international scrutiny and criticism, not unlike how Youcef Nadarkhani's case is dragging on more quietly after similar international condemnation of his death sentence for apostasy from Islam. In both cases, Iran tried to come up with other excuses to execute them and erode support for them. The murder charge against Ashtiani, which was applied later, seems to be an afterthought below, and it appears to be the adultery charge on which authorities are moving ahead. An update on this story. "Iranian woman convicted...
  • Soldier back from Afghanistan shot at welcome-home party in San Bernardino

    12/25/2011 10:03:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies · 1+ views
    San Bernadino County Sun ^ | 12/24/11 | By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
    SAN BERNARDINO - Army Spec. Christopher Sullivan survived a suicide bombing while serving a tour in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army last December. Now his family is on pins and needles again, after a gunman shot Sullivan during his welcome-home party Friday in San Bernardino. "My son didn't deserve this. He served his country," said his mother, Suzanne Sullivan, a San Bernardino resident. Sullivan, 22, a 2008 San Bernardino High School graduate who was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., was taken to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. His condition was not known, but family members described him as...
  • Man's life savings stolen after daughter leads friends to it (Utah)

    12/23/2011 5:14:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies ^ | 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....
  • Merry Manly Christmas and Hanukkah

    12/23/2011 5:30:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2011
    MONA CHAREN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Merry Manly Christmas and Hanukkah The code of the gentleman is not obsolete. This is the time of year to turn our thoughts to noble sentiments and inspiring stories. William Bennett, who has established something of a cottage industry in uplift, has a new book out that celebrates and explicates all that is bracing, wholesome, affecting, and necessary about men and manliness That such a book is required, it must be acknowledged, is not good news about our cultural health, and Bennett introduces The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood with tidings...
  • Is a Woman’s Place at Work?

    12/22/2011 6:25:58 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 97 replies · 1+ views
    The American/AEI ^ | December 22, 2011 | By Christina Hoff Sommers
    Antipathy towards stay-at-home mothers goes back to the early days of modern feminism. This house believes that a woman’s place is at work. That is the motion The Economist’s editors invited me to oppose in a ten-day, online, Oxford-style debate. A friend urged me to decline. The motion is silly, she said. No one can seriously defend the view that women must be in the workplace. You will be left attacking a strawman. Don’t do it. Well, I did do it. I have spent years studying the organized women’s movement, and I knew the motion would not lack for serious...
  • How One Conversation Made Me Pro-Life

    12/17/2011 2:50:42 PM PST · by rhema · 38 replies
    Live Action ^ | 12/13/11 | Kristen Walker
    In several previous articles for Live Action, I have alluded to the fact that I used to be pro-abortion, and fairly recently. The conversation that convinced me that abortion was wrong occurred in the fall of 2006. Before that day, I would have told anyone who asked that I was pro-choice. I was never involved in activism, unless you call giving the middle finger to pro-life protesters as I drove by abortion clinics “activism.” In fact, I never really gave abortion much thought. But in political debates — in which I frequently engaged — one of the accusations I liked...
  • Woman survives due to officer's actions

    12/21/2011 5:07:11 PM PST · by tickles · 3 replies
    LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC) -- The family of the Lake City police officer who was shot while responding to a domestic call is asking community members to leave their porch lights on for the next three days, as a sign of support. 32-year old officer Shawn Schneider remains in critical condition. Police say there were two people inside the house prior to the arrival of the officers. A woman escaped before the officer was shot and she was not harmed, thanks to officer Schneider.