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  • (Vanity) Quick Question: Obama and Wife Hosted Heavily Publicized Wed Eve Parties...

    11/20/2015 4:48:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 27 replies
    chickensoup | 11.20.15 | chickensoup
    Quick Question: Obama and Wife Hosted Heavily Publicized Wed Eve Parties and now I don't hear about them anymore. Are there no more parties with top billed entertainment, or is the media covering for them?
  • The Real Reason Libertarians Aren't Settling For Conservatism

    11/11/2013 10:35:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 333 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Rachel Burger
    Yesterday, Derek Hunter declared that libertarianism has entirely lost its meaning, that the party has devolved into a catch-all for people who want to criticize the government without doing anything about it. He also assumed that any Republican candidate would be better than a Democrat for classical liberals. Hunter could not be more wrong. The Libertarian Party is still the face of “individual responsibility, small government, and free markets,” but how the LP arranges those priorities is changing. The Party needs to represent its constituency, appeal to young voters who largely have experience with Ron Paul, and has to emphasize...
  • Homes in polygamous community in jeopardy because of tax liens

    10/19/2009 7:20:24 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 13 replies · 681+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 17, 2009 | Brooke Adams
    Unpaid property taxes have put control of more than 150 homes in a polygamous community in jeopardy and more may soon be at risk -- part of a growing financial crisis that has reignited a rift between sect members and a court-appointed overseer. Investment interests in 35 large, communal properties that are part of the United Effort Plan Trust were auctioned in a Mohave County tax lien certificate sale in February. The sale was triggered after about $124,000 of the $1.2 million total tax bill in Colorado City went unpaid in 2007. The move means those who picked up the...
  • David Letterman - Stalker & Extortionist.

    06/11/2009 3:52:31 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 110 replies · 2,869+ views
    self ^ | 11 June 2009 | self
    In recent days, David Letterman has repeatedly made comments about a juvenile private citizen (Willow Palin) on his nationally broadcast television show. These comments were made with the full knowledge that Miss Palin herself, as well as her freinds and schoolmates, would hear them and were calculated to cause the utmost in emotional distress on the part of Miss Palin. By using the public airwaves to broadcast these comments, David Letterman has violated Title 18, Part I, Chapter 110A, §2261A Stalking: Whoever— (1) travels in interstate or foreign commerce or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United...
  • Fear-Based Sex Education

    09/09/2006 11:20:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 971+ views
    Agape Press ^ | September 8, 2006 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - Much has been said about fear-based sex education in the past few years. And I finally think I have figured out what they're talking about.Yes, there is a lot of fear out there in the world of sex education. It literally leaps off the pages of newspapers as editors willingly print the sound bites fed to them by people who are afraid of abstinence education. One gigantic fear, built on lots of big, big fears: Fear of admitting to differences between men and women ... hormonal, physical, and emotional differences. Any hint that men and women see...
  • Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials

    08/22/2006 1:23:34 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 25 replies · 776+ views
    Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials Written for the web by Marcey Brightwell, Reporter Conservative groups are blasting a bill that would dictate the way public school teaching materials reflect gay and lesbians. The State Assembly passed Senate Bill 1437 Monday, prohibiting classroom instruction materials that reflect "adversely" on a person's homosexuality. "We're just the latest community to come along and say, 'Look, we're now the targets, we need protection,'" said the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. Kuehl said the bill is needed to help protect gay and lesbian students from discrimination and prevent hostile learning...
  • How Young Is Too Young? (Teen Sex)

    07/18/2006 4:42:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 6,716+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 7/12/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - I think she still holds it against me. As a teen today, it's absolutely ludicrous to think that my niece Katie needs to hold my hand while crossing the street.But way back when, when Katie was just three, our battle of wills produced fierce tears. On a shopping trip, I her aunt, was entrusted with her safety. All was going well ... until the moment I grabbed Katie's hand before we crossed the busy parking lot in front of the store.Katie jerked her hand away from me. Hearing a car's motor on the left, I reached out...
  • Letter: 'Gay Day' not for 'the public'(Newton, MA)

    12/28/2005 7:39:34 PM PST · by Dane · 21 replies · 1,407+ views
    Newton(MA) Tab ^ | 12/28/05 | Mary Clossey
    Letter: 'Gay Day' not for 'the public' Wednesday, December 28, 2005 A few days before Newton North's all-day "Gay Day" assembly, a parent called and asked me to attend it for him because he had to work. I'd been to several over the past few years, when my own children were students. (It was on Dec. 7 - they had Gay Day instead of Pearl Harbor Day.) I called the superintendent's office and was told that this year "the public" was not allowed. Taxpayers in Newton who aren't Newton North parents have been to assemblies there in the past without...
  • School Board's Pro-Homosexual Appointments Have Maryland Citizen Activists Concerned

    12/19/2005 5:23:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 669+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 12/19/05 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - A Maryland school board is under fire for placing members of three pro-homosexual groups on its new Citizens Advisory Committee on Family Life and Human Development (CAC). Among the groups represented on the committee are the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and Teach the Facts, a homosexual advocacy group whose founder has close ties to the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).Members of a conservative parents group called Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum (CRC) are criticizing the Montgomery County Public Schools ((MCPS) for the pro-homosexual appointments to its...
  • Minn. High School Bans ‘Bondage‘ Pants

    11/30/2005 3:45:11 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 32 replies · 1,677+ views
    brocktown news ^ | 11-30-05 | staff
    WINONA, Minn. - Winona Senior High School has prohibited students from wearing a certain style of baggy pants because of safety concerns. Although the straps haven‘t caused any injuries at the school, Sampson said they could possibly hook students onto something or someone and would be especially dangerous around shop class equipment. Students said the new prohibition is aimed at groups who some label as "Goth" or "freak." They said teachers have been less stringent enforcing the dress code among students in other groups who wear skimpy blouses, T-shirts promoting alcohol or pants that show underwear.
  • Parents criticize sex ed chart (How do you define abstinence?)

    11/23/2005 1:30:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies · 2,116+ views
    The Gazette ^ | November 23, 2005 | Peggy Vaughn
    The county school system is re-thinking its definition of sexual abstinence after complaints from two parents that their children were receiving incorrect and even risky information in sex ed classes. Karen Sees and Cindy Richards said the ‘‘contraception comparison chart” used in eighth-grade health class at Herbert Hoover Middle School describes three types of abstinence: No intercourse, withdrawal (ejaculation outside of the body) and rhythm (no intercourse during ovulation). ‘‘Since when did the term abstinence change to include the two most ineffective forms of birth control possible?” said Cindy Richards of Potomac. ‘‘Here we have been teaching our kids that...
  • Britain in sexual health 'crisis'

    10/13/2005 5:26:53 PM PDT · by NCjim · 11 replies · 723+ views
    BBC ^ | October 13, 2005
    A quarter of UK sex health clinics cannot treat patients needing urgent help within the recommended 48 hours, the BBC's Panorama programme has found. The programme contacted 269 clinics and found that, in some cases, patients could wait weeks to be seen. Waiting times have grown so much that one clinic was taking bookings nine weeks in advance. The Department of Health said more needed to be done, and it was investing £300m over the next three years. One of the most senior sexual health clinicians in the country, Professor George Kinghorn, told Panorama that the situation amounted to a...
  • gay prides seat belt shock

    06/26/2005 9:17:30 AM PDT · by Dane · 40 replies · 1,664+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/26/05 | Neil Steinberg
    ...With the sidewalks jammed, I scooped my little guy and held him in my arms and we watched the passing carnival - muscle boys in tiny swimsuits, transvestites on roller skates, gay celebrities sitting on the back of open convertibles. My young son's eyes goggled in alarm. "Daddy," he said, pointing, "those men ... they're not wearing seat belts. It isn't safe." He was so upset that the only way to settle him down was to go to a cop, grimly holding back the crowd, and inform him of the infraction. He looked at me as if I was insane....
  • SpongeBob, Barney promote 'gay tolerance (FedEx to Sponsor in Gov't Schools)

    01/08/2005 7:02:35 AM PST · by NYer · 510 replies · 21,519+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 6, 2005
    In a new video to be distributed to 61,000 schools across the nation, homosexual activists are using popular children's TV characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Barney the dinosaur to surreptitiously indoctrinate young children into their lifestyle, a pro-family activist group charges. SpongeBob Squarepants is one of the popular children's TV characters appearing in a new 'tolerance' video. Based on the 1970s hit song "We Are Family," the video will be distributed to public and private elementary schools nationwide March 11, along with lesson plans for teachers, points out the American Family Association. The distribution, sponsored by FedEx, will coincide...
  • 'Enriching Our Literary Heritage': Judy Blume or Madeleine L'Engle?

    12/29/2004 12:36:31 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 62 replies · 2,874+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 29, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    This November, Judy Blume was presented with a medal from the National Book Award Foundation. The same day, Madeleine L’Engle received a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Though both authors are best known for their books for teenagers, they couldn’t be more different. Blume made her name as the writer of Deenie, Forever, and other young adult novels known for their sexual themes and explicit descriptions. Typically, many of the articles written to celebrate her medal pictured Blume as a sort of big sister who provided guidance and reassurance about premarital sex, masturbation, and similar topics. Washington...
  • (Rainbow) Flag stirs flap at Howell High

    12/23/2004 12:27:36 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 91 replies · 3,028+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 12-23-04 | STEPHENIE KOEHN
    Flag stirs flap at Howell High Controversy centered over meaning of Diversity Club message Thursday, December 23, 2004 BY STEPHENIE KOEHN News Staff Reporter What is the meaning of a rainbow? For many who see one during or after a rainstorm, it's a harbinger of good luck or at least a warm and fuzzy feeling. In the form of a flag hanging at Howell High School, however, it has created a controversy between those who see it as an expression of diversity and those who see it as supporting homosexuality. Confusion over the meaning of the flag, said Howell High...
  • Same-Sex Marriage - A Threat To Whom?

    12/23/2004 7:40:45 AM PST · by Ernie.cal · 706 replies · 7,604+ views
    12-23-04 | Ernie1241
    I have read many messages which object to same-sex marriage but I am still waiting to learn what specific adverse consequences opponents of gay marriage anticipate to result from its legalization. In other words, suppose same-sex marriage becomes law during 2005. By 2010 or 2015 what specific indisputable adverse consequences to society do opponents predict to occur? With respect to those critics of same-sex marriage who refer to "God's law" and "procreation" --- do they believe that heterosexual couples who cannot have children, or who do not wish to have children, should also NOT be allowed to marry? The essence...
  • Selling a dangerous lie (Sex Ed)

    12/16/2004 11:50:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,222+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/17/05 | Rebecca Hagelin
    What is it about sex education that causes some otherwise rational adults to behave irrationally?  When it comes to other topics -- smoking, drinking, drug abuse -- we don’t hesitate to give our children the benefit of an unambiguous “no.” We tell them flat out that they shouldn’t do it. If anyone said, “But kids are going to drink any way, so let’s show them how they can minimize the effects of a hangover,” most parents would suggest that that person have his head examined.  Yet who can deny that the same logic (or lack thereof) lies behind the push...
  • The Waxman Report on Sex Ed

    12/02/2004 1:10:26 PM PST · by jbamb · 3 replies · 944+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-2-04 | John Bambenek
    The Waxman Report on Sex Ed You can read the report here: http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20041201102153-50247.pdf Or the news article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26623-2004Dec1.html (FYI, linked be Drudge in Red despite the fact he supposedly only writes conservative things) I can't quite evaluate many of the claims because the course material is not available, but let's deal with a few things that I can. First, I'm sure the liberal pundits are going crazy saying "A Ha! This is why abstinence education won't work!". The study points out 2 of the 13 tentative courses are accurate. That's right, tentative. The report itself says these are the...
  • Abstinence Education Under Attack (Another Waxman Debacle)

    12/10/2004 11:14:41 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 968+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 10, 2004 | Craig Richardson
    Today, forty years after the dawn of the sexual revolution, most realize that the notion of “free love” is false. AIDS is wiping out half a continent; abortions take more than a million lives a year, and countless STDs negatively impact the health our sex-crazed culture. Out-of-wedlock pregnancies make it much more likely teenage mothers will spend their lives in poverty. Given these social ills, promoting abstinence as an alternative for our young adults seems logical to most people. Inexplicably, the minority staff of the US House Committee on Government Reform released an inaccurate and biased study last week attacking...