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  • Fresh Market asks customers not to bring guns into stores

    04/03/2016 8:02:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    The Greesnboro, North Carolina-based chain issued a statement saying it wants to "ensure a welcoming environment where our customers and employees feel safe, and treat one another with kindness and respect while shopping and working," . . The grocer said it had engaged in discussions about the policy with a group of activists called Moms Demand Action, who gathered nearly 4,000 signatures across North Carolina to support the "gun sense policy." . . Moms Demand Action has also asked Matthews-based Harris Teeter to implement gun bans in its stores. It delivered petitions to Harris Teeter last year. The activist group...
  • ‘Just Shoot Them All,’ Say Moms Demand Action Activists About Texas Gun Rights Group

    03/17/2016 7:13:10 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 77 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    The presence of a gun rights group at the Texas State Capitol during President Obama’s visit to the SxSW festival elicited members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense to call for gun violence against the group. Among other incitements to violence, “Just shoot them all,” and “Shoot the a**bags,” they said. Moms Demand Action members posted, “Do[n]’t arrest them just shoot them, these people are crazy,” “Time to use an assault weapon on this trash,” “Just shoot them all…,” and “Mow them down.” Another added, “a**hats. no one has taken your guns. you are the ones causing problems. [P]lease...
  • Mothers Matter-Time for More Tough Love

    05/04/2015 8:44:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 4, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    On my recent business trip to Switzerland, one story dominated the coverage on America—The Baltimore Rioting. I couldn’t understand the Swiss newscasters, but I saw the live-action coverage. A participant question during a break help me realize the impact of such coverage, “Is the treatment of blacks by the police in America getting worse?” I confided that there was a big difference between the peaceful demonstrators and the majority of those taking advantage of the situation to loot and destroy. Bad police officers exist, but the vast majority are good men and women doing a tough job as fairly as...
  • Bullying leads to moms fighting on school bus; teenager stabbed

    02/27/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 26, 2015 | Joe Cavaretta and Linda Trischitta
    The girl's hand was stabbed during the fracas and she was taken for treatment to Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach, Carter said. "This could have been much, much worse, because the mother of the bullied child was actually heading back to her vehicle to retrieve her firearm when we arrived on the scene," Carter said. Demps will be charged with felony possession of a firearm and aggravated battery, Carter said. The knife used in the stabbing belonged to Demps, and the other mother was also armed with a blade, according to the Sheriff's Office.
  • Tomatoes & Gun Sense (Alexandria, VA - Gun Sense Voter Signup)

    08/08/2014 8:55:37 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 2 replies
    Tomatoes & Gun Sense August 9 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Event Navigation Moms Demand Action TN Chapter will be joining the Annual Tomato Art Fest! This is a signature East Nashville event that draws over 35,000 people. Join us to march in the Tomato Art Fest Second Line Parade at 9 am to kick off the day. Please bring your family, friends, costumes & wagons to join us. Signs will be provided. Also please consider signing up as a volunteer to help us canvas the event for Gun Sense Voters.

    08/01/2014 1:23:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS TO ALLOW GUN CONTROL RECRUITERS AT CRIME PREVENTION EVENT We just got word that the Arlington Heights Park District will allow the BLOOMBERG MOMS to set up a recruitment booth at the National Night Out event. National Night Out is supposed to be a non-partisan, non-political public service event that informs citizens on how not to become a victim of crime. Arlington Heights has now turned National Night Out into a GUN CONTROL event by allowing the Moms' recruiters to have a booth at the event. Of course, no pro-gun organizations will be allowed to have a...
  • MDA Anti Gun Moms Protest TOPLESS Against Texas Open Carry Group

    07/30/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    AmmoLand Gun News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eric Reed
    MDA Anti Gun Moms Protest TOPLESS Against Texas Open Carry Group Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Texas --( On Sunday July 26th 2014, CATI (Come and Take It) conducted a walk through downtown Austin to raise awareness for the current restrictions on gun rights in Texas. This walk is done monthly, and today’s walk was led by Thomas Jefferson from their Austin Chapter. Anti-gun protestors decided to crash the event and protest the protest, accept they conducted their protest TOPLESS! The walk began on Congress in downtown Austin near the Capitol, and the ladies followed CATI’s members throughout of...
  • Moms Demand Action Protest Draws 12 People

    06/12/2014 8:00:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | June 12, 2014 | Yehuda Remer
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America called on their troops to join the “stroller jam” outside of Targets Shareholders meeting in Dallas to protest open carry in their stores. Unfortunately for them, a group of 12 showed up. The dozen women were holding signs that stated, "Texas moms expect more” which is a play on Target’s motto of “Expect More. Pay Less.”
  • Moms Want Target To Adopt Open Carry Policy

    06/04/2014 3:34:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies ^ | 6/4/14 | Edgar Linares
    A national gun safety organization has set its sights on Minneapolis-based Target to stop gun-rights demonstrations in their stores. The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense launched a petition on Wednesday. They’re asking Target’s interim CEO John Mulligan to establish a policy to prohibit people from openly carrying guns in its stores. “Already we’ve had several different restaurants say that they will no longer allow some open carry…some guns all together in their establishments,” said Shannon Watts with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. Last March, several people from the group Open Carry Texas were photographed walking down the...
  • Anti-Gun Activist Shannon Watts Isn’t Who She Seems to Be (Not even her real name)

    05/01/2014 5:45:34 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 13 replies
    Freedom outpost ^ | April 30th 2014 | The Common Constitutionalist
    She has actually been a public-relations/communications executive for a couple of decades. The Huffington post wrote that she has been Susie homemaker for the last five years, but her own LinkedIn account states that in December of 2008 Susie homemaker founded her own public relations agency.
  • My Granny's Advice for America (Part 1)

    04/29/2014 4:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 29, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    A year ago, I wrote a two-part series titled "My Mom's Advice for America." Those columns became two of my most read pieces. With both my mother's 93rd birthday (May 4) and Mother's Day (May 11) on the horizon, I decided to write a two-part series this year on her mother's advice for America. Grandmother Scarberry, whom I affectionately always called "Granny" until the day she died, was an inspirational matriarch in the family, especially in my life. Outside of God and my wife, Gena, my mom and Granny were the two bedrocks and influences in my life. There are...
  • Watch Anti-Gun Liar Shannon Watts Run From Dana Loesch (Video)

    04/27/2014 1:13:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-27-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Shannon Watts, the outspoken gun control advocate who heads Moms Demand Action, has repeatedly lied about Dana Loesch, saying Dana is on the payroll of the NRA and is being paid by gun manufacturer Magpul. This weekend Dana confronted Shannon Watts at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis. Watch Shannon run from Dana. Via The Blaze:
  • Moms: This Is What Your Government Expects of You

    03/18/2014 10:37:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation blog) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Amy Payne
    If you’re a mom of grown children, this is for you.Did you know that the Obama administration and the state of Rhode Island are counting on you to nag your kids into signing up for Obamacare?Good old-fashioned guilt and annoyance—that’s the ticket, apparently. But just giving your kids a call or sending them an email isn’t enough.Rhode Island’s newest strategy is urging mothers to sign up for social networking and even online dating sites to send messages to their children.The state’s Obamacare exchange has put together the “Nag Toolkit.” The website isn’t subtle. It says, “learn how to be where...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • Moms Discriminated Against at the DNC? (Wasserman Schultz)

    09/05/2012 9:24:50 PM PDT · by bronxville · 9 replies
    The Nation ^ | 09-05-2012 | Laura Flanders
    While Democrats are effusing over the Mom-in-Chief, it’s worth noting that a California branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is currently petitioning Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop discrimination against moms with young kids and infants. “Moms with young children and nursing babies need your help!” They say. According to the petition, “the Democratic Party is refusing to allow moms who are elected delegates onto the floor of the Convention if they must bring breastfeeding babies or small children in tow. There are no accommodations for on-site childcare, leaving women with very few options.” READ MORE:
  • Stay-at-Home Moms Report More Depression, Sadness, Anger (Welfare Moms dragging down other Moms)

    05/18/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 18, 2012 | Elizabeth Mendes, Lydia Saad, and Kyley McGeeney
    The degree of difficulty of being a stay-at-home parent is evident in a new Gallup analysis of more than 60,000 U.S. women interviewed in 2012. Non-employed women with young children at home are more likely than women with young children at home who are employed for pay to report experiencing sadness and anger a lot of the day "yesterday." Stay-at-home moms are also much more likely to report having ever been diagnosed with depression than employed moms. Employed moms are about as emotionally well-off as working women who do not have children at home.
  • Ad Praising Moms of Olympians Moves the Web

    04/21/2012 7:08:42 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 1 replies ^ | 4/21/2012 | By Claudine Zap
    Ad Praising Moms of Olympians Moves the Web It's a special event that brings together people from all over the world. And now it has inspired a commercial that praises moms of Olympic athletes -- and it has gone viral on the Web. The spot from Procter & Gamble has already been viewed on YouTube more than 700,000 times, receiving thousands of comments. (Full disclosure: P&G is a sponsor of Yahoo! Olympics coverage.) "Best Job," which was created for the London 2012 Olympic Games, honors the mothers of the extraordinary athletes who will compete in this summer's games. The ad...
  • Obama - Making more stay at home parents

    04/16/2012 3:22:33 PM PDT · by agee · 9 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/16/2012 | Steve Graff
    “….has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing.” – Hilary Rosen, democratic operative, referring to Ann RomneyHilary Rosen’s indictment of Ann Romney was quickly – and rightfully so – disavowed by the left, and condemned by the right. However, when we look past the outrage and at Rosen’s words, she is quite correct: A quick scan of her and Mitt’s Wikipedia biographies show that they were both born to affluent households. (I should add, much like most of the...
  • Cavuto: Ann Romney hasn't had it easy

    04/13/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-13-12 | Neil Cavuto
    So Ann Romney doesn't have any real life experiences? Doesn't know a thing about difficulty? Or pain? …that her gilded life has shielded her from the day-to-day concerns of average folks? Now, you would think after Hilary Rosen spouted that nonsense, we would be done debating this nonsense. But you'd be wrong. Here to pick up the shovel and happily dig an even deeper clueless pit…no less than the president of NOW, the National Organization of Women...Terry O'Neill. …happily chiming in that neither Ann Romney nor her husband, for that matter, have the, and I quote here, "Kind of life...
  • Translation Services

    04/12/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT · by agee · 1 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/12/2012 | Aaron Gee
    Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what a public figure means when what they say doesn’t match the facts in any way shape or form. In this post I will take a few recent public statements, provide a translation, as well as what they were hoping you’d think. Please note, our translations may not be 100% accurate, but we strive very hard to read the minds of various public figures. Enjoy! The Statement: “The House budget once again fails the test of balance, fairness, and shared responsibility.” – President Obama What He Meant: It’s not my budget What He Hoped...
  • Commie Mommie poised to be Number One Mommy Blogger unless you help.

    04/02/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT · by jenk · 72 replies ^ | 4/2/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Ok, why should I care? I was notified a while back that I would be in the top 25 Circle of Moms Political Mommy Blogger race, where we are supposed to get people to vote for us to win...nothing. Big deal, right? However, my first inclination was to try to gather those whom I thought would vote for me and ask them to keep voting, (you can vote once a day,) until the competition ends at 4pm PT, 7pm ET on April 4th. So, like most things in my life I forgot about it, until a couple of days ago,...
  • Prayers needed for brand new Freeper Baby(DCBryan1 and JenBean update at #74

    09/06/2010 6:16:21 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies
    06 SEP10 | dcbryan1
    FRiends: My wife, Jenbean and I are announcing the birth of another Freeper baby (our first), Ethan, tommorrow morning. We would like for you guys to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Jenbean has gone 40+ weeks, and they will induce labor tommorrow morning (07 SEP 10). I've been painting and putting baby stuff together and reading "how to books". Ethan will soon be a life member of the NRA, a named co-trustee in our NFA of 1934 trust....for you banglist guys, and will get a screenname soon ;) times for us and Free Republic. Looking forward to...
  • Gisele Bundchen lays down the law for new moms

    08/03/2010 4:00:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 45+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 3, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    In honor of Tom Brady [stats]’s 33rd birthday today, we give you more bon mots from his bride, supermodel/supermommy Gisele Bundchen who doesn’t have, unlike her Patriots [team stats] QB/QT hubby, a Belichickian filter. This week’s dispatch from Planet Gi is that she proposes a “worldwide law” that new mothers “breastfeed their babies for six months.”
  • American moms thank Iran hospitality

    05/23/2010 8:27:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 693+ views ^ | 5/23/10 | staff
    The mothers of the three Americans caught trespassing Iranian territory have expressed gratitude for Tehran's hospitality during their stay in the country. "We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Iranian government for allowing us to visit Shane, Sarah and Josh in Tehran. We greatly appreciate the kindness of the Iranian officials who did so much to help us during our all too brief stay," read a joint statement by Nora Shourd, Laura Fattal, and Cindy Hickey on Saturday.
  • Single Moms Juggle Military, Home Demands

    05/20/2010 5:35:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2010 – Army Spc. Sandie De Los Reyes steps over her threshold well after dark -- balancing baby in one hand and grocery bags in the other -- with her two sons following close behind. Army Spc. Sandie De Los Reyes spends some down time after work with her children, 10-month-old Precious, 10-year-old Gabriel and 15-year-old Leonard, in her home on Fort Campbell, Ky. De Los Reyes, whose husband is stationed in Georgia, is the primary caregiver for their three children. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. She straps 10-month-old Precious into...
  • Unhappy moms turn to adultery after Mothers Day

    05/12/2010 8:04:47 AM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 32 replies · 1,906+ views
    Conservative Fun House and Momlogic ^ | 05/12/2010 | Damon Rexroad
    Better hope you were good enough to your wife on Mothers Day. If not, she may already be looking for your replacement. According to...
  • It's "Moms To The Barricades" for Mother's Day!

    05/08/2010 4:30:59 AM PDT · by suspects · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 8, 2010 | Michael Graham
    If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. And if you've been to a tea party, you know Momma ain't happy at all. Forget "angry white men." In the male-dominated world of conservative politics, the tea party stands out as a movement of energized and organized women. In particular, moms. Moms like Sarah Palin, of course, who's been described as the "Momma Bear" of the tea party movement. But more important are the thousands of women at the state and local level who created this political phenomenon. Moms like Christen Varley, the suburban mother of four who organized the successful tea...
  • Obama Asks Moms to Return to School! (on Latin American Site)

    10/20/2009 9:12:02 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies · 723+ views
    Noticias24 ^ | 10-20-09 | Classes USA
    Obama Asks Moms to Return to School! Classes USA See ad at bottom of article entitled Is it advertising Latin Americans to attend college on line in U.S.?
  • M.O.M. for America (moms are gonna rally)

    10/12/2009 1:03:38 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 1,893+ views
    M.O.M. for America Washington, DC Rally - Saturday, August 14, 2010 OUR PERMIT APPLICATION IS BEEN CONFIRMED, WE SHOULD BE RECEIVING THE PERMIT NEXT WEEK! (10/9/2009 - 12:23 p.m.)
  • AS A MOM - A sisterhood of Mommy Patriots

    09/30/2009 2:00:33 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 5 replies · 1,111+ views
    On Friday September 25, 2009 Glenn Beck had a special entitled “The Mother’s Challenge: A 9.12 Project.” During the final thoughts section Dr. Frank I. Luntz said, “If you begin everything with ‘as a mom…‘ You win.” That thought, and a brilliant comment by Nancy, during a discussion of the feeling of being alone, referring to her friends calling themselves “Sisterhood of the mommy patriots,” were the inspirations for starting this site. The purpose of this group is to give a forum for moms of all types to come together to discuss and resolve issues. Through the centuries women a...
  • Out of the Closet: Raising Kids in Gay Families(Seek to educate 3 year olds on "tolerance")

    09/27/2009 3:05:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies · 2,549+ views ^ | September 23, 2009 | Gina Kaysen Fernandes
    Vicky* remembers the moment she first held her adopted baby in her arms. "He was destined for us. There was never a doubt in my mind that he wasn't mine," says Vicky, who, along with her partner, Beth*, is raising a 6-year-old boy they adopted from Guatemala. Parenthood didn't come easily for the couple. They struggled with infertility problems and then took a tremendous risk by adopting internationally, which is illegal for an openly gay couple. But once the tumultuous adoption process was finalized, this non-traditional family continued living a very ordinary, suburban life. "It's just like any other family...
  • The libs HATE the Stay-at-Home Mom!!!

    12/18/2008 5:48:38 AM PST · by · 56 replies · 1,938+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 12/18/08 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: When my beautiful wife (I upgraded) and I got married 16 years ago, we talked a lot about our future children. We decided to raise them in a loving, catholic, conservative household. We would teach them values, manners and respect. Today they are 11 and 7 and I could not be more proud and blessed to have two such beautiful children inside and out. As everyone, we have made mistakes in our lives, but the best decision we ever made was deciding to have my wife stay at home to have the primary role of raising...
  • Will Joe the Plumber and Soccer Moms Bail out the USA in November 2008

    10/22/2008 8:24:46 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 6 replies · 397+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 10-22-08 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Can blue collar workers like ‘Joe the Plumber’ and the busy soccer moms swing the election away from the current Obama leaning trend? The answer is an unequivocal and resounding yes; but why should they. Let’s see. With Barack Obama still holding the edge in most polls is the conservative ship in danger of sinking? Some say no. They say that it is now up to the average American citizen to look away from everyday cares and take a gander at the rhetoric and the facts about election 2008. What are the facts?
  • Can Obama Win Back Wal-Mart Moms? (Just how many people are the RATS trying to offend?)

    09/09/2008 9:40:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies · 258+ views
    Time ^ | 9/09/08 | KAREN TUMULTY
    Can Obama Win Back Wal-Mart Moms?Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2008 By KAREN TUMULTY / WASHINGTON **SNIP** The women that pollsters are watching most closely this year are different in some ways from their "soccer mom" and "security mom" sisters of those earlier election cycles. For one thing, they are slightly older than soccer moms (in their 40s and 50s) and are juggling another set of problems — how to pay for college for their kids, and how to take care of their elderly parents. They are also less upscale. Lacking college degrees, they are more likely to be feeling the brunt...
  • Queen Victoria - Semi-Vanity

    09/03/2008 5:32:29 PM PDT · by porter_knorr · 9 replies · 304+ views
    FR ^ | 9/3/08 | Myself
    Queen Victoria was undoubtedly one great World leader. She had NINE children. She had a very ill son, Leopold. Leopold was a hemophiliac and was always at risk for bleeding to death. He did as a young adult. Her son, Bertie, Prince of Wales was a wild man. He had the habit of sleeping with married women from his teens on. In times when sleeping with a married woman could get you killed. Victoria was always saving him from messes. Her husband died when her youngest was only 4 and several children were under 13. She raised them just fine....
  • The Fashionable Housewife Has A Style All Her Own (Interview)

    06/27/2008 6:07:26 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 5 replies · 117+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jun 26th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Fashion Time: How do the fashion needs of housewives differ from other women? Sarah-Jean: Well housewives and SAHM’s (stay at home moms) can’t be running around doing errands in Jimmy Choos and a strapless cocktail dress. It’s impractical and most certainly foolish. The life of a housewife is so much different than women in NYC with full time jobs. We can’t take a cab to keep our new shoes looking fabulous or keep from getting blisters in them. We’re usually chasing toddlers around from dawn until dusk for heaven’s sakes! Housewives need a completely different set of fashion rules and...

    05/19/2008 4:53:05 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 93+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2008 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A shocking 34 percent of mothers reported having had an extramarital affair after the birth of their children, according to a study released yesterday. More than half, 53 percent, of women polled in the "Sex and the American Mom" survey also said they had entertained the idea of straying on their spouses. "That's a far cry from just fantasizing about it, which I think is an important distinction," said Pilar Guzman, editor-in-chief of Cookie magazine, which conducted the survey in conjunction with the "AOL Body" Web site. "They're thinking 'when and how can I do this?' " Celebrities whom moms...
  • Don Jacobs: Memories of Mon and Peach Tree Switches

    05/05/2008 10:00:03 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 1 replies · 85+ views
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | 5/6/08 | Don Jacobs
    05/06/2008 DON JACOBS: Memories of Mom and peach tree switches By: Don Jacobs , The Enterprise Sunday will be Mothers Day, so it's not too early to begin thinking of appreciative ways to express love toward those who live and fond remembrances for the ones no longer with us There are as many ways to commemorate the special occasion as there are mothers, and while all moms are unique, they generally share certain qualities. Perhaps readers will picture their own as I recall mine. Strict? She invented the word, or at least I thought so at 9. I would do...
  • America Supports You: Delta Blue Star Moms Support Troops, Each Other

    04/11/2008 4:35:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 93+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2008 – Servicemembers’ friends and families living in west-central California have a shoulder to lean on if they should need it. Members of Delta Blue Star Moms prepare care packages to send to deployed troops. The group, an official chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, is based in Knightsen, Calif. Photo courtesy of Delta Blue Star Moms  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Our group offers a supportive environment for family members, primarily moms, of service personnel,” said Tammy Callahan, president of the Delta Blue Star Moms, based in Knightsen, Calif. “It is most difficult...
  • America Supports You: Soldier Finds Ties to Past Support in Story

    03/25/2008 4:59:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 156+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2008 – In 1967, Robert Hutchinson was a young soldier serving in the jungles of Vietnam. He was concerned that the men in his unit weren’t getting enough mail from home. Members of 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, pose for a photo while serving in Vietnam. They were part of the unit adopted by San Mateo, Calif., in 1968. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sgt. Joe Artavia’s letter home to his sister, Linda Patterson, asking her to find a city to adopt his unit made a...
  • America Supports You: Award Honors Military Moms

    03/16/2008 12:42:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 146+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2008 – A new award administered by troop support groups and sponsored by a major corporation aims to recognize the sacrifices made by military moms. The Operation Homefront Military Motherhood Award will provide the winner with $5,000 and a free trip to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award pays tribute to mothers of servimembers, military wives with dependent children and women serving in the military who have children. It is sponsored by Lockheed Martin with support from the Military Times Media Group, and it is administered in conjunction with “We're looking for inspirational...
  • Why motherhood is the greatest job of all

    02/29/2008 9:55:09 PM PST · by Stoat · 39 replies · 545+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 29, 2008 | Allison Pearson
    Why motherhood is the greatest job of all22:13pm 29th February 2008 Motherhood is denigrated as never before. Yet here, in a tribute to Mums everywhere, the Mail's Allison Pearson says it's still the most joyous (and important) job in the world. Situation vacant: challenging managerial position in busy small organisation. Would suit flexible, energetic female who doesn't need any sleep. Shifts last 24 hours a day. Boss comes on holiday with you. You will be expected to be a teacher, a cook, a nurse, a chauffeur, a health and safety adviser, a cleaner, a management consultant and an agony aunt. Must...
  • Holiday greetings program producing more than 7,000 'Hi moms'

    10/30/2007 6:27:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 56+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Michael Tolzmann
    10/30/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- What began as a novel idea to give a handful of infantry soldiers in the Sinai a chance to say "hi" to family and friends back home during the holidays, has been transformed into a program that has thousands of servicemembers from around the globe appearing on TVs in virtually every state and territory in America. The holiday greetings program, videotaped and produced by the Army and Air Force Hometown News Service, is in its 24th year, providing servicemembers serving overseas during the holidays a chance to send short "hi mom" greetings back home....
  • Olmert to Sderot Moms: Send Kids to Unprotected Schools

    08/27/2007 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 342+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 27, 2007 | staff
    ( In spite of the lack of shielding from Kassam rockets, Prime Minster Ehud Olmert has asked Sderot parents to send their children to school at the beginning of the new school year next week. The Sderot Parents Association has threatened to keep their children home until proper protection is in place. Speaking at the “Education City” convention in Holon on Monday Olmert said “Don’t deprive your children of this experience, with all the dangers you face.” In spite of government promises, the majority of Sderot schools still lack protection from Kassam rockets fired from Gaza. Just last week a...
  • Mom's Pride- 25 Years After His Bleak Beginning, Adopted Crack Baby Earns Law Degree

    05/13/2007 10:25:36 AM PDT · by Mark · 67 replies · 2,469+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 5/13/2007 | Dennis McCarthy, Columnist
    Mom's pride 25 years after his bleak beginning, adopted crack baby earns law degree Parents' love proves ultimate cure Dennis McCarthy, Columnist LA Daily News The kid came into this world with two strikes against him. Then he hit a home run. Ila Pawley became his mom. "I got lucky. So lucky," D.D. Pawley said Friday as he slipped on his cap and gown. "If it wasn't for her love and all the sacrifices she made for me, I wouldn't be standing here today." A young man with a bright future, getting his law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor...
  • California Man Cuts Off Mom's Head With Saw, Dies Trying to Cut Off His Own

    05/09/2007 11:02:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 39 replies · 1,022+ views
    fox news ^ | 05-09-2007 | Staff Writer
    LA HABRA, Calif. — An Orange County man cut off his mother's head with a circular saw and then died after trying to decapitate himself, authorities said. Police answered a 911 report of a family dispute at a Pinehurst Avenue home just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, entered a locked bedroom and found the body of 60-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz on a bed, police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp said. Arthur Ruiz Jr., 32, was on another bed with the saw nearby. He had died of neck injuries, police said. It was unclear why Ruiz attacked his mother, police said. A child and three...
  • Hillary's New Strategy: The Mom President

    12/25/2006 10:11:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 78 replies · 2,871+ views
    FOX ^ | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    “We’ve never had a mother who ever ran or was elected president…” That was Hillary Clinton speaking earlier this week, when she appeared on the television show The View. Don’t think for a minute that she was just making an interesting historical observation. No, Hillary doesn’t work that way. She never says or does anything that hasn’t been perfectly scripted and endlessly polled beforehand. She had a message, a new strategy to try out. So look for the new “Mom Strategy” to be the anchor of her presidential run. Forget Soccer Moms and Security Moms; now it’s going to be...
  • Marine moms prepare Christmas gift packages for deployed soldiers

    12/01/2006 4:21:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 256+ views
    'Tis the season to share, and one local group that gives year-around, really goes all out this time of year. It calls itself TAMMS, Tucson Area Marine Moms. Cathy, who, like the other moms, prefers to use just her first name, picks up items off of a table. She explains, "I am packing up boxes to send out to the troops," to Tucson Marines deployed in Iraq. Cathy says, "Basically, I just go down the line and throw a little of this, a little of that. I've got to get some soap in there and some shampoo. I put some...
  • Martini Moms toast a rebellion against parental correctness

    11/12/2006 4:29:48 AM PST · by MadIvan · 224 replies · 4,168+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 12, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    WHEN Laura Hunter welcomes up to half a dozen fellow mothers to her suburban New Jersey home for an afternoon children’s play hour, she follows a strict routine. The children are ushered into the playroom or garden and given cups filled with apple or orange juice. Then Hunter gets out her real glasses and pours margaritas for the mums.They have become known as the Mommies Who Drink, after the title of a new book by Brett Paesel, a California writer who urges mothers not to sacrifice their lives to child-rearing. Their cocktail of choice is the “momtini” — a potent...
  • War wiped out her memory

    10/29/2006 2:26:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 1,123+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Army Spc. Claudia Carreon has a 2-year-old daughter, but cannot remember being pregnant or giving birth. She has two brothers and two sisters, but doesn't know who they are without nametags. She sometimes can't recall what she ate for breakfast, or where she put things when she cleaned up. "My mother found the toaster in the refrigerator," said Carreon, 32, an Iraq War veteran left with a brain injury that wiped her memory clean. The Tucson woman now lives in a discombobulated world, where conversations often don't make sense, hallucinations come without warning and relationships must be reconstructed daily from...