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  • MOM: Are You A ‘Tough Mother’ Or Are You Raising A Wuss?

    10/23/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by 100American · 25 replies ^ | April 20, 2015 | Doug Giles Here’s the reality, Mamasitas: if you have a dependent, squeally male with your last name who won’t get his crap together and be a provider, protector, hunter and hero, when your husband is pushing him to be a man, then you might ought help by not breast feeding him ‘til he’s frickin’ thirty. It’s simple, folks: If you have a wuss in the house then someone raised that wuss and don’t look at me, senorita. I didn’t do it. Look in the mirror, lady, because we didn’t raise your mangina son. Warrior and warfare expert Steve Pressfield, who’s written...
  • Princeton football player comes out publicly days before kickoff

    09/15/2015 2:23:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/2015
    Mason Darrow was in a slump. The freshman offensive lineman for the Princeton Tigers had made it into a couple of games in the 2013 season, but his practices one defining week in early November were a mess. He was slow making calls and his feet were stuck in the mud. His racing mind was getting in the way of his performance with internal questions he was increasingly tired of answering. Walking to the sideline after a particularly poor play, Darrow's head hung low. The strong breeze of autumn brought a chill, the sun setting behind the rainbow of oak...
  • TMZ Freaks Out on Sarah Palin: 'Bitch,' 'Horrible Mom,' 'Dumb'

    07/24/2014 10:40:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies ^ | 24 Jul 2014, 9:58 AM PDT | Pam Key
    Wednesday during TMZ's segment on former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) getting a speeding ticket, they thought it would be entertaining television to, without provocation or explanation, have random staffers openly attack the Tea Party firebrand as a "bitch," "dumb," and a "horrible mom."
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • We Just Replaced a Unionized Truck Company!

    01/24/2013 11:56:54 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 34 replies ^ | 24 January 2013 | Superb Website
    We had a critical shipment of machinery due out of Michigan yesterday. The truck line which our vendor booked said the roads were bad and they wouldn't be able to pick up for at least an extra day. Normally, our plant is a beehive of activity and I would have shrugged this off and waited the day. However, since the shipment was critical, I decided to check out the story. Our vendor reported the roads weren't nice, but passable and the truck line was making an excuse due to some arcane union rules.I asked the vendor to fire them on...
  • Parting Ways [National Review fires John Derbyshire!]

    04/07/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by cartan · 349 replies
    NRO ^ | 2012-04-07 | Rich Lowry
    Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer. I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR. Derb is also maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative. His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our...
  • Matthews On The Tea Party: “They Have Guns, It’s Scary.”

    06/10/2010 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies · 1,674+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    This is old, it’s tiring, and it’s really starting to tick me off. Chris Matthews with Andrea Mitchell yesterday afternoon is promoting his upcoming special on “The New Right” and the Tea Party. Mitchell gives him the chance to promote the show … and Matthews feeds right into the lefty paranoia machine. “They’ve got guns. It’s scary.” I love the sound bites with the militia. I love the conflation. I love the way everyone in the Tea Party is framed as a group that wants to wrestle the government from the “enemy”, like the British? You have to watch to...
  • Schwarzenegger slaps Legislature for gridlock, dysfunction

    05/18/2010 1:02:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 329+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/18/10 | Jim Sanders
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized California's Legislature and political system Tuesday as dysfunctional, gridlocked and hyperpartisan, continuing a theme likely to be trumpeted in the public relations war over bridging a $19.1 billion budget shortfall. Schwarzenegger slapped the Legislature for its failure to support tax reform, budget and rainy-day fund proposals he has pushed, as well as for reluctance to change the state's pension system to reduce the state's financial burden in years to come. All are grist for upcoming budget talks. Though he is a lame duck serving his final year in office, Schwarzenegger vowed to continue the fight. "I...
  • The Rage Is Not About Health Care

    03/28/2010 7:00:46 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 35 replies · 1,094+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | March 27, 2010 | FRANK RICH
    THERE were times when last Sunday’s great G.O.P. health care implosion threatened to bring the thrill back to reality television. On ABC’s “This Week,” a frothing and filibustering Karl Rove all but lost it in a debate with the Obama strategist David Plouffe. A few hours later, the perennially copper-faced Republican leader John Boehner revved up his “Hell no, you can’t!” incantation in the House chamber — instant fodder for a new viral video remixing his rap with’s “Yes, we can!” classic from the campaign. Boehner, having previously likened the health care bill to Armageddon, was now so apoplectic...
  • Girly men of Japan just want to have fun

    11/02/2009 5:42:05 PM PST · by thisisthetime · 4 replies · 855+ views
    London Times via The Woodward Report Blog ^ | November 2, 2009 | Richard Lloyd Parry
    At the age of 18, Mitsuhiro Matsushita already has a good idea of his ideal future. After he graduates from university a few years of work will be followed by marriage to an industrious wage earner. When children arrive it will be Mitsuhiro who stays at home looking after them, baking cakes and biscuits and living the traditional life of the Japanese housewife. None of this would be noteworthy but for one thing. Mitsuhiro is not a conventionally minded Japanese woman, but a thoughtful, articulate and fashionably dressed young man. And far from being a marginal eccentric he is a...
  • Obama Responds To His Mom Jeans On Today Show (Video)

    07/21/2009 10:22:17 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 14 replies · 1,039+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/21/09 | talkradio03
    Obama interview on the Today Show this morning with Meredith Viera.
  • President Barack Obama shows poor form (All Star Game)

    07/16/2009 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 36 replies · 1,720+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 17, 2009 | Rick Morrissey
    If you're a sports fan, you have to feel good that one among us works in the Oval Office. -snip-- Which brings us to his ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night at the All-Star Game. How best to put this? He throws like a ... wait, I'm not going to say it. It's not worth the protests by the U.S. women's national softball team that inevitably will blossom outside Tribune Tower. Let's just say he throws like someone who hardly has played sports. If the Cardinals' Albert Pujols hadn't stepped up and made a catch, Obama's pitch would have bounced in...
  • One bounce Obama didn't want (0 throws like a girl, Fox Sports hides the fact)

    07/16/2009 4:55:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies · 2,245+ views
    Power Line ^ | 7/15/2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    Those of you who watched the beginning of the All Star game last night will have noticed that, when President Obama threw the first pitch, the camera shot was a close-up that made it impossible to see whether his pitch was on target. I found this odd, and so did Andy McCarthy. I'll make an educated guess that this was done at the insistence of the White House to prevent embarrassment in case Obama's pitch was a poor one. To be sure, the White House ultimately could not prevent everyone from seeing a bad pitch (YouTube and all of that),...
  • Video: Kimmel Rips Obama's Girly Jeans

    07/16/2009 3:49:10 PM PDT · by careyb · 8 replies · 1,077+ views
    Jimmy Kimmel ^ | 7/16/09 | Jimmy Kimmel
    Not bad.
  • Obama's Girly Pitch - The greater significance

    07/16/2009 11:49:02 AM PDT · by EtheWise · 29 replies · 1,337+ views
    Constitution Club ^ | 7/16/2009 | The Hairy Beast
    Yes there is political significance of a girly pitch
  • Video: Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at Obama's First Pitch at All Star Game: 'Man UP, Mr. President'

  • Does he need a teleprompter for everything?!

    07/16/2009 8:52:59 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 32 replies · 2,078+ views
  • Confirmed: Obama’s “mom jeans” now officially a national news story

    07/16/2009 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 20 replies · 2,529+ views
    In which CNN totally redeems itself for the other mom-themed political video they foisted on us today. Watch closely here and you’ll see the tweet that was sent to me last night — and which I linked in our post about The One throwing out the first pitch — flash by for a second or two. Good lord: Did Hot Air launch the Obama “mom jeans” meme? Behold my proudest moment as a blogger, my friends.
  • Girly Men and Girly Sons

    05/31/2009 12:03:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 3,711+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2008 | Katy Grimes
    I have written a great deal about the feminization of America's boys. While Feminists have become more masculine with every passing year, men and boys have become wimpy, feminized and afraid of their own shadows. About five years ago at a Boy Scout meeting for my son who had been recently promoted to Boy Scout from Weeblos, I looked around the room and shivered. I leaned over to my husband and whispered, "There's not a single male role model in this room." Shortly after that meeting, my son changed Boy Scout troops to another where men ran the troop -...
  • Five Burqa-Clad Arabs Arrested in Mohmand (Pakistan)

    05/20/2009 12:58:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 834+ views
    Dawn ^ | Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 | Fauzee Khan Mohmand
    At least 13 militants were killed in a clash with security forces following arrest of five burqa-clad Arabs, one Afghan national and a local man in Mohmand Agency on Tuesday. Four of the five Arabs are Saudi nationals — Ahmed, Ali, Mohammad and Obaidullah — and one Libyan national, Abdullah. The Afghan national has been identified as Habibullah and the local man as Shad Ali. They were detained at the Khapakh checkpost. The Afghan was living in Chakdara area of Lower Dir. When troops were taking the detained men to Ghalanai, about 60 militants attacked them in an area between...
  • America's Manliest Cities (Nashville #1)

    03/07/2009 10:35:25 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 35 replies · 1,143+ views
    "The rankings were determined using 50 of the largest metropolitan areas as defined by the United States Census Bureau, which includes a central city and the surrounding county (or counties). Each metro area received a manliness rating between 0 and 100 based on how well it performed in each of the study's manly categories. Factors used to determine the manliest city rankings included the number of U.S.-made cars driven in the city, number of sports bars and BBQ restaurants, number of home improvement and hardware stores as well as manly salty snacks consumption. All data was adjusted by the current...
  • Ode to Bad Hair

    01/02/2009 6:48:15 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 5 replies · 425+ views
    Bad Friggin' Hair ^ | 1/2/2009 | Dr. Dave
    I'd say publishing a book about about bad hair is even more kooky than publishing a blog about bad hair. At least I can shut it down (or be shut down). The book lives forever in somebody's library, no doubt.
  • [Prop 8] Amos Brown says foes boycott his fundraiser

    11/21/2008 12:26:00 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 519+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 21, 2008 | Leslie Fulbright
    (11-20) 22:17 PST San Francisco -- Tension is growing in the African American community over Proposition 8, with the leader of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP saying he expects some black ministers to boycott the group's annual fundraiser tonight because he supports same-sex marriage.
  • Gay Marriage Battle Takes Legal Turn Monday (AG Jerry Brown date with the state Supreme Court today)

    11/17/2008 12:54:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,699+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12:37 PM PST, Mon, Nov 17, 2008
    Today is the day the California Supreme Court has asked state Attorney General Jerry Brown to have a reply filed to lawsuits that challenge Proposition 8. Prop 8 is the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages. Brown's filing will not address the ballot measure's validity. It will instead focus on the question of whether the justices should accept the suits for review at all. It will also make a case whether the justices should suspend Prop. 8 while they consider the issue. If the justices suspend the proposition, that means same-sex marriages could resume. Legal experts say the fact that the...
  • Schwarzenegger Reiterates Oppositon to Prop 8

    11/17/2008 4:00:00 PM PST · by pissant · 27 replies · 722+ views
    The edge ^ | 11/17/08 | Killian Malloy
    When the state legislature twice handed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a bill to legalize marriage equality in California, Schwarzenegger vetoed it both times, saying that it was an issue for the courts to sort out. Now, following voter approval of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that revokes the right for gay and lesbian families to marry, Schwarzenegger is repeating that sentiment. The governor went on the news program This Week With George Stephanopoulos to say that he opposes the new amendment, but he believes that the state’s Supreme Court--which found state laws barring same-sex families from marriage to be unconstitutional last...
  • Shallow, fake... Sarah Palin is beyond parody (lefty neutered Brit sounds like a fairy)

    10/06/2008 1:59:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 826+ views
    Times UK ^ | 10/8/08 | Martin(a) Samuel
    There is a time when it is necessary to take the gloves off and that time is right now, said Sarah Palin in Colorado. Interesting that she did not want the gloves off before her vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden. Oh, gloves on then. Headgear, too. Maybe some of those big shoulder pads that quarter-backs wear; and throw cushions for a softer landing. In fact, Palin and her minders could not have demanded a safer arena for debate when the opposition was within striking distance. Biden appeared with his hands tied, his intellect muted, his manner subdued, lest he should...
  • Sarah Palin, all-American cheerleader (yes, a barf alert)

    10/06/2008 5:58:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies · 935+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 10/6/2008 | Tim Kingston, Lisa Moore
    There was something jarring about GOP candidate Sarah Palin's appearance at the vice presidential debate, and it was not just her refusal to answer questions, or the mock Reagan-esque mannerisms of the "there you go again" kind. Nor was it the misrepresentations, like her campaign's mendacious insistence that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would raise taxes on those earning $42,000 a year. It was that come hither wink. Twice. It was the lowered voice. It was the seduction of speaking directly to the camera audience, as if there was no one else in each living room of America, as if...
  • Male Feminist Calls Us the ‘Abuser’s Lobby’ (Father's/Men's Rights)

    09/21/2008 12:22:58 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 4 replies · 148+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 2008-09-19 | Glenn Sacks
    Male Feminist Calls Us the ‘Abuser’s Lobby’ 2008-09-19 A reader recently sent me an email exchange between a couple of feminist activists concerning the Violence Against Women Act and its critics. Irene Weiser, Executive Director of Stop Family Violence, wrote: The FR groups are frothing mad over Biden’s selection as VP candidate and have stepped up their activism – Glenn Sacks and Mike McCormick had an op-ed published in the New York Daily News warning readers about embracing Joe Biden (and by implication, not Obama) Other groups have written action alerts or press releases. Male feminist Ben Atherton-Zeman of the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-02-08 (DUmmies Attack Sarah Palin For Being Female Hunter)

    09/02/2008 6:31:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 115 replies · 261+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 9, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    The DUmmies and KOmmies are really piling on Sarah Palin bigtime for all manner of perceived sins. However, one of the most ridiculous of the slams is attacking her for being a (gasp!) FEMALE hunter as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "I could never date or be attracted to any woman that hunts and enjoys killing animals." It wouldn't surprise me a bit if this DUmmie accuses conservatives of being sexist but feels fine with posting this thread. So let us now watch the DUmmies attack Sarah Palin in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your...
  • People of Gainesville fight back against "gender identity" lunacy

    08/09/2008 6:02:51 PM PDT · by tpanther · 21 replies · 104+ views
    ANN ARBOR, MI – Ignoring enormous community opposition, the Gainesville, Florida City Council earlier this year enacted an ordinance that granted special privileges to men who perceive themselves as women to use women’s bathrooms in any school, business or public facility. As a result, a coalition of citizens and businesses, in Gainesville, formed “Citizens for Good Public Policy,” for the purpose of enacting a Charter Amendment that would prevent the addition of such bizarre special categories to the City’s civil rights ordinance. The group gathered 8,800 signatures, several thousand more than the 5,581 needed to place the Charter Amendment proposal...
  • Where have all the Vikings gone?

    08/09/2008 6:29:53 PM PDT · by jsh3180 · 10 replies · 111+ views
    Dr. Helen blog ^ | Saturday, August 9, 2008 | Helen Smith
    This morning, I read the magazine What Is Enlightenment that Glenn picked up for me from a local health food store because the cover had a number of articles about men including "Constructing the New Man," "19 Powerful Women Tell the Truth about Men," and "A Scandalous Look at Scandinavia: Where women are women and men are too." Uh, okay, I thought, this can't be good, it's a magazine from a crunchy organic healthfood store with what I assumed would be a somewhat biased picture of the male gender complete with articles describing how men should be more like women....
  • Petraeus' 'ribbon creep'

    04/10/2008 8:52:30 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 69 replies · 336+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 9, 2008 | Matthew DeBord
    That's a lot of martial bling, especially for an officer who hadn't seen combat until five years ago. Unfortunately, brazen preening and "ribbon creep" among the Army's modern-day upper crust have trumped the time-honored military virtues of humility, duty and personal reserve.
  • LAT Op-ed Writer Compares Petraeus' Ribbons to Chotchkie's Flair

    "Memo to Petraeus: When you're making the case for more patriotic gore, go easy on the glitter." That's how Los Angeles-based writer Matthew DeBord concluded his LA Times op-ed entitled "Petraeus' 'ribbon creep.'" So DeBord apparently thinks ribbons worn on the service dress uniform are the equivalent of "flair" that Chotchkie's waiters wore in the comedy classic "Office Space"? Here's how DeBord began his screed against Petraeus being decked out in "martial bling":
  • More armed people would bring more impulsive shootings

    02/21/2008 8:59:18 AM PST · by relictele · 139 replies · 799+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 2/21/08 | FREDERICK J. ROKASKY
    In 1979 I carried a gun. I had a permit to do so. It was a 9 mm Browning automatic with 14 rounds in a clip. The reason I had a weapon was because I handled large sums of money, and my boss suggested that it might be a good idea. I carried my 9 mm every time I went out...
  • Study: women prefer feminine faces

    08/08/2007 11:37:01 AM PDT · by Millee · 39 replies · 450+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/8/07 | Staff
    A British study suggests women judge men with more feminine features to be more committed in relationships and better parents. The research team, featuring psychologists from Durham University and St. Andrews University, asked more than 400 people to predict personality traits of men based on photographs that were digitally altered to appear more masculine -- square jaw, larger nose and smaller eyes -- or more feminine -- fuller lips and wider eyes -- The Telegraph reported Wednesday. The majority of test subjects found the men in the more masculine pictures to be less faithful, more detached and worse fathers, while...
  • ZUCK: Have gun, will tremble

    08/08/2007 7:55:43 AM PDT · by EdReform · 85 replies · 1,600+ views
    The Sun Chronicle Online ^ | August 5, 2007 | Bill Zuck
    ZUCK: Have gun, will tremble Sunday, August 5, 2007 10:50 PM EDT A weekend in Las Vegas! The lights, the casinos, the shows, the glitz, the noise, the - guns? "This here's the easiest to start with. It's got less kick so it's easier to control." Into my hand he plops a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver. It's only the second time in my life I've actually touched a gun (the first being during a Boy Scout trip). My hand droops under the surprising weight of the pistol. He chuckles. What am I doing here? It's Saturday afternoon,...
  • A Big Problem For Democrats (Joseph Farah On Democrats' Defeatism Alert)

    08/05/2007 10:17:24 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 1,255+ views ^ | 08/06/2007 | Joseph Farah
    I don't know if this is a precipice from which there is any return for the party of Pelosi and Reid. These are turncoats in the truest form of the word. These are people who are secretly – and, now, not so secretly – praying for, hoping for and acting in the best interests of victory for Osama bin Laden and his cohorts who would chop off their heads just as fast as they would chop off yours and mine. Imagine political power meaning so much to you that you would sell out your own country – perhaps even the...
  • Green Dating – Are You An Ecosexual?

    07/13/2007 8:10:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007 | Heather Buchanan
    Green Dating – Are You An Ecosexual? Heather Buchanan Friday, July 13, 2007 The “green” buzzword has infiltrated our consciousness in terms of what we eat and how we recycle and when we drive to the store or walk. Now it’s even entered the equation of “Your carbon-footprint-free place or mine?” The question is: Are you an ecosexual? The concept of green dating used to be restricted to SWM seeks SWF to share life in yurt with long walks in protest rallies and vegan restaurants. But even if you don’t throw around words in personal ads like “family oriented pagan...

    05/02/2007 2:58:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 131 replies · 5,901+ views ^ | 2 May 2007 | Ann Coulter
    I just woke up from watching the Democrats' debate last Thursday, and I am rested and ready to report! Someone needs to tell the Democrats to stop talking about their families. I know they're trying to demonstrate their "family values," but using actual, live human beings to illustrate the freakish ideas of the Democratic base just makes normal people uncomfortable. When Chris Dodd was asked about gay marriage, he said he always thinks of his little daughters — aged 2 and 5 — and imagines them turning out to be lesbians, saying he would want them treated equally. To prove...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: "The Republican Al Gore"

    04/05/2007 9:41:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 680+ views ^ | 3/15/07 | Andrew Leonard
    Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger, really? According to Joe Knollenberg, a Republican congressman from Michigan, he's "kind of a Republican Al Gore." That's what Knollenberg told Fox News' Neil Cavuto on Tuesday night. What's Knollenberg's beef? The congressman represents a district north of Detroit. Among his constituents are the Big 3 automakers. The Big 3 are feeling pretty nervous these days -- on Wednesday the chief executives of GM, Ford and Chrysler appeared before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality to lobby against tighter fuel economy (CAFE) standards. Knollenberg has decided to carry their water -- by attacking California....
  • Marni: Leggings Are the New Must-Have[The feminization of man continues..]

    01/21/2007 11:38:04 AM PST · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 24 replies · 736+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/17/2007 | Godfrey Deeny
    Milan - Now I know there are many out there who will think I have lost it when I write that a key, new must-have for men this coming fall will be a pair of leggings to be worn outside, not just in, the house, but that was the big message at the debut Marni men's runway show this morning in Milan. ADVERTISEMENT Leggings made of microfiber cotton and wool, shown in violet, forest green and Milan fog gray, all of them with stirrup straps, except of course for a couple of them cut above the knee, accompanied half the...
  • Man Fights to Take Wife's Name

    01/08/2007 4:54:07 PM PST · by uglybiker · 97 replies · 1,945+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 8, 2007 | MICHELLE RITTNER
    Before Michael Buday married his fiancée, Diana Bijon, he decided to honor her family by bucking tradition and taking her last name. But, it wasn't so easy. Under California state law, he needed to pay more than $300, go to court, file a petition, and publicly advertise his name change for four weeks in a local newspaper. If he had simply gone along with tradition, it would have cost only $50 to $80. So Buday, 29, went to court, along with the ACLU, to change the law. They recently announced their plans to sue the California Department of Health Services,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Live Thread Wen 12-13-2006

    12/13/2006 9:04:21 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 213 replies · 3,371+ views
    Rush | 12-13-2006 Military meets, exceeds recruiting goals AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/06 | Pauline Jelinek - ap Posted on 12/12/2006 4:28:38 PM CST by NormsRevenge WASHINGTON - Though Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday it is having success enlisting new troops. The Navy and Air Force met their recruiting goals last month while the Army and Marine Corps exceeded theirs, the Defense Department announced. The Army, which is bearing the brunt of the work in Iraq, did the best. It signed up 6,485 new recruits in November compared with its target of 6,150...
  • Testosterone levels down in last 20 yrs

    11/02/2006 10:40:54 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 102 replies · 1,689+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 1 Nov, 2006 1958hrs IST | REUTERS
    NEW YORK: A new study has found a "substantial" drop in US men's testosterone levels since the 1980s, but the reasons for the decline remain unclear. This trend also does not appear to be related to age. The average levels of the male hormone dropped by 1% a year, Dr Thomas Travison and colleagues from the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Massachusetts, found. This means that, for example, a 65-year-old man in 2002 would have testosterone levels 15% lower than those of a 65-year-old in 1987. This also means that a greater proportion of men in 2002 would have...
  • Caption these . . . Help, I can’t stop laughing

    10/03/2006 8:27:21 PM PDT · by dighton · 115 replies · 4,157+ views

    09/17/2006 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Citizen SMASH · 109 replies · 7,428+ views
    SOMETIMES you see a man with a short haircut, athletic build and a military bearing, and you think to yourself, "I bet that man is a Marine." With Major Pain, there is no question. You know he is a Marine. Which makes him an ideal wingman for me when it's time to confront Code Pink and friends about their rude and disrespectful treatment of our soldiers outside Walter Reed Army Hospital. SMASH and Major Pain survey the field of battle There are about a dozen or so protesters there on Friday night. On any given evening, one or two of...
  • Did the Dems Threaten ABC ?

    09/08/2006 11:08:43 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 82 replies · 2,831+ views
    Powerline ^ | 09/08/2006 | John Hindraker
    Did the Dems Threaten ABC? The Democrats have gone nuts over the ABC miniseries, The Path to 9/11. But it's a little hard to see why. Maybe it's because Disney and ABC have been reliably pro-Democrat in the past, so the Dems feel betrayed. Looking at the big picture, though, it's a little hard to see what the Dems are complaining about. I haven't seen the miniseries, but I take it that it doesn't portray the Clinton administration as having taken very effective action against the growing threat from Islamic terrorists. What I don't understand is how the Democrats think...
  • Fighting Terror With Estrogen (Don Feder On The Myth Of Girly Men Making The World Secure Alert)

    08/31/2006 1:21:21 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 1,120+ views ^ | 08/31/06 | Don Feder
    Robyn E. Blumner is one of those feminist writers who specializes in reducing complex issues to lectures on Mars and Venus. Blumner bestows her wisdom in the St. Petersburg Times. The title of a recent offering ("U.S. could use more girlie men") caught my eye. Use them for what – objects of ridicule? But, no, Ms. Blumner is serious. She wants to feminize national security – to take decisions of survival out of the hands of "macho" males and substitute weeping for weapons, sentimentality for strategy and negotiations for no-nonsense. To illustrate her point, Blumner uses the HBO drama series...
  • With Feminized Men, Who Will Fight the War on Terror?

    08/22/2006 4:39:28 PM PDT · by CareyRoberts · 47 replies · 1,346+ views ^ | August 22, 2006 | Carey Roberts
    As a jubilant Ned Lamont announced his improbable win over incumbent Joe Lieberman, N.O.W. president Kim Gandy stood cheering at his side. The National Organization for Women press release proclaimed, “Peace is a feminist issue and the Iraq war has been a key issue in this campaign. . . . NOW PAC will continue to support Ned Lamont through the general election in November.” Little did Gandy realize that world events would soon overtake Lamont’s “just-give-peace-a-chance” mantra. Because just two days later on August 10, the world was rocked by news of a foiled Muslim plot to blow up more...
  • Pundits Renounce The President ("conservatives" Lowry and Scarborough get weak knees)

    08/20/2006 8:04:16 AM PDT · by pissant · 115 replies · 1,998+ views
    WaPost ^ | 8/20/06 | Petra Barker
    For 10 minutes, the talk show host grilled his guests about whether "George Bush's mental weakness is damaging America's credibility at home and abroad." For 10 minutes, the caption across the bottom of the television screen read, "IS BUSH AN 'IDIOT'?" But the host was no liberal media elitist. It was Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman turned MSNBC political pundit. And his answer to the captioned question was hardly "no." While other presidents have been called stupid, Scarborough said: "I think George Bush is in a league by himself. I don't think he has the intellectual depth as these...