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  • [Unwed] Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote. She said: 'I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We've done a lot.' It was about half way into the President's term that things took a downward spiral for her. Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work. Her partner also left around this time. With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter....
  • Desperate mother sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 8:53:56 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/15/2011 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family. And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more than two years later she has no choice but to sell it as she and her three children face eviction from their home. The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.
  • 'I've never liked my child' mother explains why she can't love her eldest daughter

    06/03/2011 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:12 PM on 3rd June 2011 | By Tamara Abraham
    For most mothers, the love they have for their child is unconditional. And if that wasn't the case, few would dare admit it. Which perhaps explains why a woman breaking that social taboo has chosen to write under a pseudonym. In an article published today in the latest issue of REDBOOK, the mother-of-two, who calls herself Jennifer Rabiner, confesses how she has never been able to love her eldest child.
  • Woman purposely drives into Biscayne Bay, report says

    06/03/2011 7:13:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    MIAMI BEACH— A woman drove her car into Biscayne Bay near the Julia Tuttle Causeway Thursday evening in an attempt to kill herself and her two children, WPLG-Ch. 10 reported. The incident happened about 6 p.m. near Alton Road and the causeway. The station reported that a witness told police that he saw the female driver get out of the partially submerged car and try to hold one of the two children under water.
  • Kids need home after mom charged with trying to kill them in Coral Springs crash

    06/02/2011 4:08:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 2, 2011 | Danielle A. Alvarez and Sofia Santana
    CORAL SPRINGS— Their mother is accused of trying to kill them and herself by ramming the family car into a nearby garage. Now a young boy and girl wait in government care while officials determine their future. A judge ordered the children's mother, Jane Gonzalez, 46, to have no contact with them. They were not seriously hurt on Tuesday, though a witness described them as hysterical after the car hit the garage.
  • De Soto mother gets 8 1/2 years for keeping starving boy in attic (6-year-old weighed 20 pounds)

    05/28/2011 5:55:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Olathe News ^ | 5/27/11 | JOE LAMBE
    De Soto mother gets 8 1/2 years for keeping starving boy in atticBy JOE LAMBE Friday, May. 27, 2011 A Johnson County judge sentenced a De Soto woman to more than eight years in prison Thursday for starving her 6-year-old son and confining him in her attic. Rachel Perez, 27, pleaded guilty previously to child abuse and child endangerment and no contest to attempted second-degree murder. Judge Peter Ruddick quickly sentenced her to the maximum possible — 8 1/2 years — after hearing arguments from the lawyers on Thursday. It “is not a terribly long sentence for what happened to...
  • Mother of Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler's Aborted Baby Speaks Out

    05/24/2011 8:51:05 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | May 24, 2011 | Steven Ertet
    Mother of Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler's Aborted Baby Speaks Out This is a follow-up to the story carried weeks ago on the post-abortion pain Aerosmith Steven Tyler said he experiences concerning the abortion of the child he had with then-girlfriend Julia Holcomb.
  • Mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child Revealed

    05/18/2011 9:49:00 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 91 replies
    Mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child Revealed Mildred Patricia Baena is the woman with whom former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a son about 14 years ago, ABC News has learned. Known as Patty, she reportedly worked in the famliy home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years, until January.
  • The agony of having an anorexic mother

    05/11/2011 7:13:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:11 AM on 12th May 2011 | By Marianne Whittaker
    No one knows exactly how early I was born. I weighed 5lb, and until just a few weeks before my arrival, I was assumed to be a tumour in my mother’s stomach. Her belly, which had been painfully concave for as long as anyone could remember, had swollen like a balloon, while her arms and legs remained stick-like. Pregnancy might sound like the obvious diagnosis — but my mother was anorexic, and, as far as anyone knew, infertile. And as I would soon learn, when it comes to anorexia, things are rarely as they seem.
  • Weekly Cooking Thread~May 7, 2011 (Mom's Recipes)

    05/07/2011 6:00:14 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 72 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | May 7, 2011 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the 22nd installment of the FR Weekly Cooking (Recipes) Thread. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two - or all of them:)! for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' recipe stack of Family favorites? Here's the place to share and explore your next favorite recipe. ***Happy Mother's Day***
  • Time's Mother's Day List of Best Pop-Culture Mothers Has Gaia Instead of Mrs. Cleaver

    05/08/2011 6:51:58 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 12 replies ^ | May 07, 2011 | 12:55 | Tim Graham
    For Mother's Day, the Time magazine website decided to make a list of the ten worst and best mothers in popular culture. The worst list was pretty standard, but the best list was at times bizarre. For example, the number ten best is... the savage Queen Mother from the Aliens movies? Number eight is....Hester Prynne, the single-mom adulteress of The Scarlet Letter? There's no Mrs. Cleaver or Mrs. Huxtable, but a savage killer? Then there's the number three best mother: Gaia, or Mother Earth. Caryn Brooks wrote: Greek gods and goddesses have their own set of morals that have nothing...
  • Boy found stabbed outside Lake Worth says mother did it

    05/06/2011 9:01:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | May 6, 2011 | Alexandra Seltzer,
    PALM BEACH COUNTY — A 45-year-old mother was charged Friday with attempted first-degree murder after her son said she stabbed him as he slept in his bed. A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Margarita Obando, who lives in the 2500 block of 10th Avenue in suburban Lake Worth, was found in Palm Beach about four hours after her 12-year-old son called 911 for help Friday morning.
  • Charges: Mom pushed baby, stroller down steps

    05/06/2011 8:34:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 5, 2011 | MATT McKINNEY
    A woman pushed a stroller carrying her infant down a flight of stairs at a Minneapolis light rail station Tuesday during an argument with her boyfriend, police said. The baby boy survived with injuries that were not life-threatening, including scrapes to his cheek, thigh and scalp. "You already got a 12- and 14-year old you don't give a [expletive] about, and now you don't give a [expletive] about this one!" Lisa Marie Martin, 26, of Minneapolis, yelled, according to charges. "I'm gonna push this one down the steps. I'm pregnant again!" She then pushed the stroller down stairs at the...
  • U.N. Prepares to Debate Whether 'Mother Earth' Deserves Human Rights Status

    04/18/2011 10:40:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    U.N. Prepares to Debate Whether 'Mother Earth' Deserves Human Rights Status By Jonathan Wachtel Published April 18, 2011 | United Nations diplomats on Wednesday will set aside pressing issues of international peace and security to devote an entire day debating the rights of “Mother Earth.” A bloc of mostly socialist governments lead by Bolivia have put the issue on the General Assembly agenda to discuss the creation of a U.N. treaty that would grant the same rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to Mother Nature. Treaty supporters want the establishment of legal systems to maintain balance...
  • Jewish Mother Responds to "Chinese Mothers Are Superior" Controversy

    04/15/2011 11:54:23 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 13 replies
    ABC World News ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | KEVIN DOLAK
    Controversy over the Wall Street Journal's "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" book excerpt by Yale professor and author Amy Chua heated up even further today, as a Jewish author and mother responded with a new essay in the same newspaper championing a more relaxed approach to parenting. Titled "In Defense of the Guilty, Ambivalent, Preoccupied Western Mom," Ayelet Waldman's essay humorously outlines differences between what she sees as the lackadaisical approach taken by western mothers and the strict regimen Chinese mothers use on their children that Chua discusses.
  • UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans [Gaia cult gaining adherents]

    04/12/2011 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 43 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | Steven Edwards
    UNITED NATIONS — Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country. The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened. The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia's Law of the Rights...
  • The brutal mother who forced Liz Taylor to cry on cue...

    03/30/2011 1:28:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Last updated at 11:13 AM on 29th March 2011 | By J Randy Taraborrelli
    Good lord! Wasn't that Elizabeth Taylor herself sitting over there with her new husband, the British matinee idol Michael Wilding? Few of the diners in the smart Hollywood restaurant could resist watching the starry couple from the corners of their eyes. Moments later, however, they must have been rubbing them in disbelief. After Wilding said something that had clearly displeased her, Elizabeth swung her arm back in a wide arc. Her punch landed squarely on his jaw, and her distinguished second husband — 20 years older and the darling of British cinema-goers — fell heavily to the floor. To outsiders,...
  • 'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum

    02/27/2011 1:36:00 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:40 PM on 27th February 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    "'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum after discovering her 14-year-old daughter is pregnant" A woman who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother at 29 said it was 'her worst nightmare' when she discovered her 14-year-old daughter was pregnant. Kelly John said she always hoped Tia would not repeat her mistake and become pregnant at 14. But after getting over the shock, the grandmother-to-be has vowed to do 'everything' to bring up the new baby.
  • Green River Killer is charged with 49th murder after missing woman's skull is found in ravine

    02/08/2011 4:47:57 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:24 PM on 8th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is facing his 49th murder charge for the death of a woman whose skull was found by teenagers in a ravine, 28 years after she went missing. Ridgway, 61, is already serving 48 consecutive life sentences after being jailed in 2003 for a strangling spree which terrorised Seattle and its northern suburbs in the early 1980s. He once said he killed so many women he could not keep track of them all. He had previously confessed to killing Rebecca 'Becky' Marrero, a 20-year-old mother and prostitute last seen when she left a motel in 1982.
  • Eve after the Fall

    02/04/2011 6:53:48 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 49 replies
    Great moments in Democrat Party History: Genesis edition. Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot! Dumb broad and her damn apples.
  • Mother gives birth in hospital toilet bowl as midwives 'ignore desperate calls for help'

    01/24/2011 10:43:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/11 | Staff
    A mother who gave birth to her daughter in a hospital toilet said staff had ignored her desperate screams for help. Sharon Willoughby, 40, and her partner Richard Sum said they also rang the emergency alarm but waited in vain for 15minutes because staff thought 'she wanted a cup of tea'. Ms Willoughby had gone into the birthing unit at King's Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire in November last year and was given drugs to induce the birth.But she claims she was not internally examined and went to the bathroom because of excruciating pain a few hours later that evening.
  • Stressed single mother Charlotte Church is showing the strain.

    06/21/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:57 PM on 21st June 20 | By Chris Johnson
    Charlotte Church today showed signs of her strain at being a single mother bringing up two little ones. Charlotte, 24, struggled with a host of bags, toys and bottles as she took her two children out for the day. Meanwhile her estranged fiancé, peramatanned Gavin Henson, has been out living it up, looking relaxed and care-free.
  • To the Left, Children Are Compensation

    12/30/2010 1:10:44 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 16 replies · 16+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | Suzanne Venker
    What makes a good parent? Many things, of course. But an obvious prerequisite is someone whose parenting goals have less to do with what he or she wants and more to do with what children need. Sadly, this attitude no longer prevails in mainstream American society. Elton John and Eva Longoria (Neil Patrick Harris, too) are the latest to jump on the Me first, Child last bandwagon. Longoria is in the process of divorcing husband Tony Parker (like most women in Hollywood eventually do), but she has no intention of letting a small thing like that stop her from being...
  • Mother Killed, 5 Hurt In S. Sacramento Shooting

    12/15/2010 12:18:39 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    KCRA ^ | 12/14/10 | Rob Stewart
    Incident Occurs Along Stockton Boulevard, Police Say SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. -- A 30-year-old mother loading her young son into a car seat was killed and five other people were hurt in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in south Sacramento, authorities said. The attack occurred at a strip mall at 6955 Stockton Blvd., according to Sacramento police. Crime scene tape was seen at the mall. The shooting erupted at Fly Cuts & Styles, a barber shop in the mall. Police said two people entered the barber shop looking to target two people who were there getting haircuts. The assailants opened fire, customers...
  • Doctors produce first-ever MRI scan of baby at the moment of birth

    12/07/2010 3:36:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:26 PM on 7th December 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Doctors at a Berlin hospital have made a medical breakthrough after capturing live MRI images of the miracle of birth. The pictures, taken after a German mother agreed to give birth inside a magnetic-resonance imaging machine, could provide valuable new insights into the birthing process and allow future lives to be saved. Gynaecologist Ernst Beinder at Berlin's Charité Hospital said the birth proceeded normally and the machine filmed all the movements and processes that went on inside the womb.
  • Soro's Funds The Project on Death in America

    11/12/2010 12:00:30 AM PST · by STD · 25 replies · 4+ views
    William Shawcross ^ | 09/01/1997 | William Shawcross
    The Project on Death in America Summarised from an article by William Shawcross, entitled 'Turning dollars into change', in Time magazine (Sept 1st '97) monitored for the Natural Death Centre by Roger Knights.
  • Houston Mom Shielded Unborn Baby while Stabbed to Death

    10/04/2010 3:02:39 PM PDT · by topher · 39 replies · 2+ views ^ | October 4, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday October 4, 2010 Houston Mom Shielded Unborn Baby while Stabbed to Death By Kathleen GilbertHOUSTON, October 4, 2010 ( - The mother of a pregnant young woman who was stabbed to death in Texas last month said that her daughter shielded her unborn child under a hail of stabs from a butcher’s knife.The Houston Chronicle reported last week that Leiah Jackson, 27, and her unborn child were killed in an attack September 26 by an unidentified individual. Jackson's boyfriend, Yancey Daniels, was shot and killed about half an hour before Leiah was attacked. Leiah had managed to reach...
  • Fallout after risque cheer controversy (Cheerleader fired)

    09/15/2010 7:18:30 AM PDT · by tlb · 72 replies · 1+ views
    wxyz ^ | September 15, 2010 | Cheryl Chodun
    Madison Heights, Mich. (WXYZ) - Jennifer Tesch's six-year-old daughter has been removed from the Madison Heights Wolverine flag football cheer team. The Madison Heights mom contacted Action News last month because she was upset about the words to one of her daughter's cheerleading chants. The cheer she objects to says "our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right." League members were outraged, saying it cast a bad light on the league and she should have handled it internally. The team voted to keep the cheer and voted unanimously to remove the child...
  • Mother calls police to topless sunbather 'troubling' her boys

    08/12/2010 2:53:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 11, 2010 | Nick Pisa
    ROME — A mother of two boys aged 12 and 14 reported a topless bather to police because the way she applied suntan lotion was "troubling" her sons. The 26-year-old sunbather, identified only as Luisa under Italian privacy laws, was questioned by officers, who have opened an obscenity investigation.
  • Goddess and Mother Prayers Prominent in Gay ELCA Service

    08/09/2010 8:03:33 AM PDT · by Enought · 50 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/2/2010 | Dan Skogen
    Many of you know the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently added seven pastors who are gay, bisexual or transgender, to its clergy roster. This occurred at a Rite of Reception service. Here are a few things you may not have heard concerning this. 1) During the "festival Eucharist celebrating the reception and reinstatement of pastors," (p 4) the congregation recited the “Our Mother who is within us” prayer taken from the Goddess Rosary (read more about the Goddess Rosary here) . The prayer goes like this - "Our Mother who is within us we celebrate your many names. Your...
  • US Workers Find Bottle Containing A British Mother’s Letter Of Love To Her Lost Soldier Son

    08/06/2010 1:08:49 PM PDT · by sussex · 8 replies
    The Aged ^ | 06/08/10 | the Aged P
    While in the Caribbean she and her other children wrote letters of love to James, saying how much they missed him – they then decided to put the letters into an empty Sambuca bottle (James’s favourite drink) and threw it into the sea.
  • Sweet Anticipation

    07/06/2010 7:53:30 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies ^ | 07/06/2010 | Jan Nash
    une 28, 2010 was a sad day for me. My dear son returned to Afghanistan after a 15 day leave. Jeremy, his wife Casey, and their sons, Logan and Ryder, filled every day of his two week sabbatical with memorable summer fun. Two sun burned beach days, four fun-filled days at Disney, and three cook-your-favorite dinner nights. But like everything else in life, it came to an end. The airport goodbyes were flooded with tears and heavy hearts, so I hear. So how can I sprinkle some sunshine on this downer day? Jeremy’s homecoming, now that’s something to get excited...
  • Mother kills son, sells ear (for $20)

    07/02/2010 12:34:30 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 31 replies · 3+ views ^ | 7/2/2010 |
    HARARE - A ZIMBEBWEAN woman killed her infant son and sold one of his ears for US$20 (S$27.95) to a traditional healer wanted for ritual murders in neighbouring Mozambique, police said on Thursday. 'We can confirm that the woman Christine Hofisi from Chipinge (near the Mozambican border) strangled her 18-month-old son to death and cut off his left ear,' deputy national police spokesman Oliver Mandipaka told AFP. 'Hofisi sold the ear to a traditional healer notorious for ritual murders in Mozambique. She sold the ear for US$20 but was given US$10 with the balance to be paid later. 'She is...
  • Mother commissions son from across the globe

    06/17/2010 2:25:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 290+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice, USAF
    6/17/2010 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- Perhaps the biggest challenge of any deployment is the separation from family and friends and missing those momentous occasions in life such as a son's first word, a daughter's high school graduation, a 20-year wedding anniversary or a family reunion. While a military member's time downrange can't be cut short so they can attend these milestone events, these special moments can at least be seen and heard from afar, thanks to modern-day conveniences such as wireless Internet and Web cameras. This was the case for one lieutenant colonel deployed here and her 22-year old...
  • Toddler, 2, Apparently Drowns In Bathtub, Mother Brianne Luna Arrested

    06/17/2010 12:45:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 992+ views
    CBS/KCAL/KPSP ^ | June 17, 2010 | Naimah Jabali-Nash
    NORCO, Calif. (CBS/KCAL/KPSP) Riverside County authorities arrested 21-year-old Brianne Luna on suspicion of murder after her 2-year-old son apparently drowned in the bathtub, said CBS affiliate KCAL. According to KCAL, deputies responded to a call from Luna's home around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the child who appeared to have drowned. The toddler was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
  • Military mom surprises son with visit

    05/09/2010 6:03:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 884+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Roland Hale, USA
    Sunday, May 09, 2010 08:46 CAMP TAJI – Two U.S. Soldiers here—a mother and her son—were reunited when mom recently made an early Mother's Day visit to the Camp. First Lt. Kenieth Mayweather and his mother, Command Sgt. Maj. Rue Mayweather, greet each other at Camp Taji, Iraq, May 5, 2010. Rue surprised her son with an early Mother's Day visit, when the two toured the Camp together. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale Command Sgt. Maj. Rue Mayweather, USF-I, Critical Thinking Cell, traveled here to visit her son, 1st Lt. Kenieth Mayweather, May 5. The two had...
  • Abolish Mother's Day

    05/08/2010 8:56:40 AM PDT · by marcbold · 24 replies · 648+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 4-8-10 | Matt Archbold
    On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation, declaring the first national Mother's Day. Nearly one hundred years later a brave group of anti-mother activists are standing up against this discriminatory and likely unconstitutional day. The group expects to file a lawsuit in federal court to prevent national recognition of mothers. Activists opposed to Mother's Day wished to make it clear that they are not anti-mother only anti-Mother's Day but when asked to explain the difference became unclear. When asked why the country should no longer recognize Mother's Day one man said he never knew his mother and...
  • Pa. Liquor Control Board: Give mom vodka

    05/05/2010 4:30:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 604+ views
    upi ^ | May 5, 2010
    HARRISBURG, Pa.- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's latest radio advertisement is urging the state's residents to get mom what she really wants for Mother's Day: vodka. The agency's ad, which joins a previous ad promoting wine as a Mother's Day gift, informs Pennsylvanians that vodka is available at affordable prices in several flavors, including cherry, strawberry kiwi and tropical punch, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday. "Treat her to the perfect Mother's Day cocktail this year," a voice says during the ad. "Try a Mother's Kiss mixed drink, made with equal parts ... strawberry kiwi vodka and lemonade." Officials described the...
  • Palin urges 'common sense' folks to get involved politically

    05/01/2010 9:36:16 PM PDT · by Syncro · 66 replies · 1,912+ views
    Examiner.Net ^ | May 01, 2010 @ 09:07 PM | Adrianne DeWeese
    Palin urges 'common sense' folks to get involved politically By Adrianne DeWeese - The Examiner Posted May 01, 2010 @ 09:07 PM Independence, MO — Sarah Palin felt at home Saturday in Independence as a hockey mom and as a maverick. "Where else can a hockey mom feel right at home but right here in the home of the (Missouri) Mavericks?" said Palin, a former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, at the Independence Events Center before a crowd of 2,500 attendees. "It takes me back to 2008." Palin's keynote address concluded Preserving American Liberty's one-day...
  • Relatives: Tornado victim lost life shielding sons

    04/30/2010 8:41:49 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 914+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 04/30/2010 | Sheila Byrd
    Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter was tough: she could kill a deer and skin it. But when it came to her three sons, the 31-year-old mother was a nurturer and a protector. Thus, friends and family say it came as no surprise to learn Carpenter had lost her life trying to shield her children from last weekend's killer tornado. Rodney Bradshaw, her cousin, said he found Carpenter pinned by two collapsed walls, a washing machine and a refrigerator. Two of her sons were beneath her; a third at her feet. All three children survived.... James Bradshaw said his daughter was just 5-foot-5...
  • Family Finds Connection to Deployed Mom Online

    04/20/2010 6:39:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 270+ views
    JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va., April 20, 2010 – The Klein household was fairly typical: mom and dad worked, and their two rambunctious boys kept them busy the rest of the time. Mom was the snuggler, the reader of bedtime stories, the primary source of emotional support for the kids. Jim Klein, left, and his 9-year-old son, Joshua, type a message on Hallmark Channel's "Meet My Mom” virtual wall Facebook page. Hallmark Channel is celebrating Mother's Day on Facebook by creating an interactive page where viewers and deployed servicemembers can keep in touch with families by submitting photos, testimonials and...
  • 'Horrendous' Scene: 3 Kids, Woman Slain In Home

    04/14/2010 5:36:50 PM PDT · by txlurker · 25 replies · 1,018+ views
    CBS ^ | 4/14/10 | Susan Carlson, Dana Kozlov, Suzanne Le Mignot and Web Producer Adam Harrington contributed to this r
    Neighbors are in shock after a shooting rampage in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood left a woman and three children dead overnight. Two others were hospitalized. Chicago Police picked up the suspect on foot without incident a few miles away at 59th Street and Racine Avenue. A weapon was recovered from a car nearby. Family members said the suspect was visiting from Madison, Wis. The big question is what made him open fire on his whole family. "He just went crazy. He shot everybody in the house," said Ella Smith, an aunt of one of the victims. She says while her...
  • Tiger Woods: a Mommy’s Boy?

    02/19/2010 9:29:45 AM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 29 replies · 940+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | February 19th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Nothing kills the sex-talk faster than a hug between a mother and a son after a religious discussion. Tiger’s apology statement was one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in a long time and probably the most un-sexiest. It appeared as Tiger Woods’s mother told him: “Go there, you little rascal, and say you are sorry. And write 100 times “I will not cheat again and I will obey my religion”. It was so infantile that I guess every woman out there watching would be thinking – did Tiger get out of puberty? The word sex was notably absent. The...
  • Mother joins military, follows dream, sons

    02/13/2010 2:48:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 299+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Master Sgt. Duff McFadden, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ – While many women are busy serving as soccer moms and chauffeurs for their children's busy lives, one 37-year-old Tampa, Fla., resident is more closely focused on keeping her family "Army strong." Spc. Jenniffer Davis joined the Army two years ago. An information technician, she currently works at the S6 Help Desk for the 2nd HBCT, 3rd Infantry Division during its deployment to Mosul as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While the military has long been a family tradition for Davis -- both her parents are retired Air Force, her mom after 30 years of service,...
  • Mother Accidentally Stabbed By Toddler

    01/18/2010 7:58:58 AM PST · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 574+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 18, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orlando mother was recovering on Monday after being accidentally stabbed by her 21-month-old child. The incident happened at the woman's home near Hoffner Avenue and Conway Road. Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said the toddler was removing items from a dishwasher and accidentally stabbed the mother. The woman was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center and should be OK.
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Returns to Panama Home

    01/04/2010 3:54:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 322+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. Alun Thomas, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Jan. 4, 2010 – After the U.S. Army invaded Panama in 1989 to oust the dictator Gen. Manuel Noriega, the country’s people went on to rebuild their lives. Army Sgt. Nicanor Garcia left his native Panama in 1989 before the invasion by the U.S. Army and didn’t return until 20 years later. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Twenty years after Operation Just Cause, a soldier deployed here who left Panama before the war began to live in the United States had the chance to return to his native country...
  • Deputies Say Mother Shot Son In Self Defense In Cowpens(SC)

    12/31/2009 5:31:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 541+ views ^ | 29 December, 2009 | Staff
    Joel Hill at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office say 50 year old Michael Varnadore got into an argument with his mother Mary Jean Varnadore Monday night that resulted in a shooting. The report says Varnadore shoved his 70 year old mother onto a bed at her home on Star Circle in Cowpens. Deputies say The mother shot Varnadore in the leg. They say Varnadore was treated and released for Upstate Carolina Medical Center and was arrested and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
  • Florida Girl, 11, and Boyfriend Set Mom on Fire, Cops Say ("teenage angst", say cops)

    12/30/2009 8:18:04 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies · 1,751+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 12/30/2009 | Staff
    An 11-year-old Florida girl and her 15-year-old boyfriend are accused of plotting to kill the girl's mother by setting her bedroom on fire while the woman slept, Florida authorities said Wednesday. Samantha Broadhead and Jack Ault have been charged with attempted murder and arson after the fire Tuesday in Clearwater — about 20 miles west of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast — reported. Clearwater Police Department detectives say the young couple poured gasoline on Nancy Broadhead's bedroom floor and bed, and then set the room aflame. Police say the pair escaped in the mother's 2007 Ford Focus. It was...
  • Jungle angel was Barack Obama’s mother

    11/07/2009 4:09:30 PM PST · by Saije · 22 replies · 1,255+ views
    London Times ^ | 11/7/2009 | Christine Finn Kajar
    IN a remote corner of rural Java, a blacksmith and his family were astounded last week to learn that the American woman who helped save them from poverty 26 years ago was Ann Dunham, an anthropologist better known as the late mother of the US president. Dunham is still remembered in the central Javan hamlet of Kajar as a generous benefactor whose gifts of money, food and schoolbooks helped numerous villagers. Yet none of them had realised that the woman who paid several visits to research rural crafts in the 1980s had a son who was to become America’s 44th...
  • Vintage Saints: Mary, Part 1 Mark Driscoll Preaching Pastor at Mars Hill Church

    11/05/2009 5:25:39 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 58 replies · 1,046+ views
    The Resurgence ^ | 2009 | Mark Driscoll
    "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” – Mary worshipping God in Luke 1:46–47 Mary was simply a very godly young woman who loved the Lord and trusted in Him despite great risk to her own reputation. She repeatedly appears as a devout woman who loved God and was a loving mother to Jesus. Contrary to some aberrant teaching, she did not remain a virgin, but mothered other sons such as James and Jude, who visited Jesus with Mary during His ministry (Matthew 12:46; Mark 3:31–35; Luke 8:19–21) and later became pastors who penned...