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  • In France, New Chapter in Saga of All the President’s Women

    09/11/2012 12:29:16 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 10 2012 | MAĎA de la BAUME and STEVEN ERLANGER
     Valérie Trierweiler once called Ségolčne Royal “the crazy woman of Poitou” and asked members of her partner’s communication team to keep them at arm’s length.    Ms. Trierweiler is the current partner of President François Hollande, and Ms. Royal is his former partner and mother of his four children  are depicted in recently published books as fierce rivals, and their animosity has been at the center of extensive media attention in France. Since 2007, when Nicolas Sarkozy took office in the middle of a marital breakdown, French politics has taken on aspects of a soap opera, complete with shifting couples...
  • Dave Says: He's Fun to Date But...

    09/10/2012 8:55:21 AM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies ^ | September 5, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I made the mistake of leasing a car a while back, and the lease is up in about nine months. Should I save up the money between now and then to buy it, or save as much as I can to pay down my student loans? Aaron Dear Aaron, At the end of a lease the price for which you can purchase the car is called the residual value. This amount is preset when you lease the vehicle. So the big question right now is, what’s the car actually worth? If the company thought it would be worth...
  • Jews complain gay weddings are more fair than straight ones

    09/09/2012 8:18:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 9, 2012 | MAYRAV SAAR
    Across the country, gay couples are fighting for the same marriage rights as straight couples. But in the Conservative Jewish movement, heterosexual couples may soon clamor for the kind of partnerships now reserved only for lesbians and gays. This spring, a committee that creates laws for the Conservative Jewish movement approved two ceremonies for same-sex couples that strip marriage liturgy of any reference to ownership, makes double-ring ceremonies officially part of the wedding and allows either party to initiate a divorce — three issues that have long been sticking points among Jewish brides.
  • VIDEO: Cardinal Dolan Prays for Respect of God's Institutions, Unborn at DNC Convention

    09/08/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, delivered the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C, asking Americans to respect God's institutions, the dignity of life, and the basic liberties afforded to all. "Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure," Dolan prayed at the convention. "We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected." Related The Catholic Church has had a number of issues with President Barack Obama's administration this past year. Official Catholic teachings affirm the traditional...
  • Rev. Owens: "No One, Including Barack Obama, Has a Moral or Civil Right to Redefine Marriage"

    09/07/2012 7:06:44 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 7 replies
    Rev. Bill Owens in The Blaze: " use the civil rights as a cover for such a cause is a hijacking of the movement, and we who were a part of that movement reject it. We who marched with Rev. King did not march one inch or one mile to promote same-sex marriage, and the NAACP has abandoned its historical responsibility to protect the civil rights movement. In the same way, by embracing gay marriage, President Obama, our beloved son, has begun to lead the country down an immoral path. As black pastors who must always adhere to the teachings...
  • Platform vote on same-sex marriage at Democratic convention called historic

    09/04/2012 2:08:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 3, 2012 | Chuck Lindell
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For gay and lesbian delegates to the Democratic National Convention, this week's gathering offers a momentous opportunity to vote, for the first time in history, on a party platform that calls for legalizing same-sex marriage. "This is historic," said Rich Bailey of Austin, a gay man who has been politically active for 26 years. "It's my first national convention, and I'm really excited I get to go to this one, especially one where we have an opportunity to vote on this plank." Delegates Sue Spell and Carol Cappa from Fort Worth, together for 11 years, have discussed...
  • Democrats to adopt historic stance on marriage

    09/03/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 61 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2 September 2012 | Joe Garofoli
    Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was “too much, too fast, too soon,” the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform. While the plank packs no legal power, it marks a cultural milestone. “Another important societal cue that things are shifting,” said Amy Simon, an Oakland pollster who is working for advocates who want to legalize gay marriage in Maine and Washington. “As people are working through their conflicting feelings on this, they're looking for cues...
  • Rep. Lewis Says GOP Wants To Take Away Their Freedoms, Calls For “Non-Violent Revolution In America"

    09/03/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 3, 2012
    More fear mongering. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rep. John Lewis urged California delegates today to take their campaign message outside their home state to help send President Barack Obama back to the White House this November.“You know when to get involved. We need you,” the Georgia Democrat said at a breakfast at the Blake Hotel housing the California delegation. “California’s going to be all right. But we need you to travel to other parts of America and re-elect Barack Obama.”The civil rights leader shared stories of his activism and experience fighting for equality in the 1960s. He said Democrats now have...
  • Adultery: Is it the grown-up way to love?

    09/02/2012 6:17:39 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 49 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | September 2, 2012 | Kate Spicer
    Catherine Hakim is a controversialist. She says prostitutes are role models, most women don’t want to work in career jobs and feminists are an elitist minority whose battles are irrelevant to all but a small group. In her latest book The New Rules: Internet Dating, Playfairs and Erotic Power, she argues in favour of adultery. In what is probably the first academic guide to what she calls “good infidelity,” Hakim, a social scientist at the Centre for Policy Studies, says a love affair “requires some skill and savoire faire. A successful affair while married is one that makes both parties...
  • No Trial for Marriage

    08/31/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 12 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | August 31, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    An increasing number of couples in the United States are choosing to cohabit as a prequel to or replacement for marriage. This can have some dire consequences for the romantic couple or any children involved, argued Mike McManus at a recent Family Research Council event. McManus is the Co-Chair of Marriage Savers. He and his wife of over forty years recently co-authored Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers. “So, as I see it the central issue of America actually is the disintegration of marriage,” argued McManus. “Divorces have tripled, the marriage rate’s down 54%, cohabitation is up seventeen-fold, and so...
  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

    08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/28/2012
    A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as "absurd and totally illegal". The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they...
  • Marriage, Christianity and the Natural Organic Whole Foods Lifestyle

    08/28/2012 8:59:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Marriage, Christianity and the Natural Organic Whole Foods Lifestyle By Darrell W. Ross "After 25+ years of marriage there wasn't anything worth saving" she said. There was no infidelity or other abuse on either side it was just a matter of who was going to be in charge, him or her. I could see that she was very determined to end everything and so, while she was speaking, I watched her son to see how he was reacting to this. He hated it and it was obvious to everyone but his mother. I could see that his mom and dad's...
  • The Smackdown in Seattle

    08/28/2012 6:49:29 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 15 replies
    My friend and NOM's President Brian Brown absolutely put a smackdown on Dan Savage the other day in their grand debate about marriage in Seattle, Washington. For those who don't know him, Savage is the foul-mouthed face of the gay marriage movement. To understand how badly Brian demolished Savage, consider this: Savage is complaining about the subject chosen for the debate (which his hand-picked moderator selected); he's complaining about the location (his own dining room table, also his choice); The New York Times reporter who moderated decided to write a kitschy odd-ball article about the encounter (including how he was...
  • Obama versus Jesus: Black Christians Must Decide

    08/28/2012 12:42:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 28, 2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    A poll claims that Romney will receive zero percent of the black vote. Well, if the poll proves correct, it means that a vast majority of black voters are ignorant of the truth...or else they're racist. Black Christians who vote for Obama knowing his crimes against Christianity and biblical principles have chosen to worship the idol of racial loyalty over their discipleship to Jesus Christ. Pure and simple. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."-Exodus20:3 Incredibly, some blacks have completely forsaken their Christianity for Obama. A fellow PK(preacher's kid) said her parents recently changed their stance on same-sex marriage...
  • The Gay Marriage Debate: Brought to you by Contraception

    08/27/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 27, 2012 | Steve Skojec
    I’ve been reflecting on some of the comments on my most recent post. Again and again, gay marriage advocates come to the debate insisting that marriage is a fundamental civil right, which begs the question. This assumption would not be possible if certain logical fallacies did not already commonly exist.First, there is the false notion that marriage is a right. Marriage is not a right — not for anyone — it is a license. The difference between freedom and license no longer being widely understood, an easy way to distinguish a right from a license is that in the case...
  • Brides website changed life of man awaiting sentencing in death plot

    08/27/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2012 | Cindy Horswell
    David Sartin.......The 49-year-old's only scrape with the law had been a single traffic ticket - until he visited a "dream marriage" website that boasted the "hottest Russian brides." Now he finds himself sitting in a jail cell, waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty last week in Beaumont to attempted kidnapping and brandishing a firearm in connection with a bizarre murder-for-hire plot involving a Ukrainian blonde half his age. The scheme involved abduction, lead poisoning and a fortified room that Sartin added onto his home where he allegedly planned to imprison his would-be wife. Before his life spun out of...
  • Downward

    08/25/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 25, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    The progressive mindset is set. It believes that whatever it pursues at the moment must be progress. Think Progress is one of the groups that is convinced progress is achieved by the right people thinking the right thoughts. Or, the right people thinking the left thoughts. "We are the people we've been waiting for," said candidate Obama four years ago. Better to wait for Godot. The president's re-election slogan is an expression of this mindset. Forward. Just that one word. It's not as bad perhaps as MSNBC's "Lean Forward." Imagine you're on a cliff, looking over into the vast chasm...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli Defends Federal Marriage Law

    08/23/2012 6:14:43 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    email from the Family Foundation
    Victoria Cobb, President Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Information Alert: AG Defends Federal Marriage Law The attack on the definition of marriage is never ceasing, so neither is our work. In late May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, covering Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Puerto Rico, ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), legislation protecting the definition of marriage that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, was unconstitutional. The decision by that court threatens not only the federal DOMA, but the definition of marriage, both constitutional and by statute, in 42...
  • Platform supporting marriage gets initial GOP approval

    08/23/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | August 22, 2012
    Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA).- Platform drafters for the Republican Party have approved language asserting a firm commitment to the defense of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. “The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society,” the draft document states. “Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation.” The document says that both experience and studies indicate that marriage has physical, emotional, academic and economic benefits for children. It reaffirms the party's support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, while also...
  • Augsburg College joins coalition opposing marriage amendment

    08/22/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    minns post ^ | 8-22-12 | joey kimball
    Augsburg College, the Lutheran liberal arts college in Minneapolis, has joined the coalition working to defeat the proposed marriage amendment. The college, with 4,000 students, is now part of Minnesotans United for All Families, which opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to one man and one woman. State law already prohibits gay marriage, but supporters of the amendment want it put in the state Constitution, so the Legislature or courts cannot make a change. Pastor Grant Stevensen, Minnesotans United for All Families faith director, said in a statement: "Five of the six Minnesota synods of the ELCA...