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  • Rejection of common law, history and tradition (Law that redefines fatherhood clears CA state leg)

    07/18/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    CalCatholic ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yet another bill opposed by the state’s Catholic bishops is on its way to the governor for his signature – this one co-sponsored by homosexual advocacy groups that seek to redefine fatherhood in a way that favors children with same-sex parents. The bill, AB 1349, sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, passed the state Senate by a vote of 23-14 on July 14. It cleared the Assembly 52-22 in May. The measure was co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “AB 1349 is a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to...
  • Scalia wrong, Thomas right on violent video games

    06/30/2011 4:39:19 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 293 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2011 | Ken Klukowski
    Those who paint U.S. Supreme Court justices with a broad brush only prove they don't really understand the court. Justice Antonin Scalia was dead wrong in striking down California's restriction on selling horribly violent video games to children. And Justice Clarence Thomas did a spectacular job of showing why the Founders would uphold this law. California enacted a law restricting the sale of graphically violent video games to children, requiring an adult to make the purchase. One such graphic game involves the player torturing a girl as she pleads for mercy, urinating on her, dousing her with gasoline and setting...
  • Minn. parents who pleaded guilty to chaining son, 5, to bed are denied visitation rights.

    05/28/2011 11:01:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 5/28/11 | AP
    DEXTER, Minn. - The Dexter parents who pleaded guilty to chaining one of their sons to his bed have been denied visitation rights. Thirty-three-year-old Brian Dale Miller and 26-year-old Charity Lynn Miller requested visitation with the younger of their two sons Friday. They both pleaded guilty earlier this month to gross misdemeanor false imprisonment. They were accused of chaining their 5-year-old son to his crib and withholding food and access to the bathroom from him and his 8-year-old brother.
  • Are these the most PC parents in the world?

    05/25/2011 12:13:08 PM PDT · by Immerito · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Meet Storm. With those big blue eyes, fair hair and chubby cheeks, the four-month-old is certainly adorable. But whether this baby is a bruising boy or a blushing girl is, the parents say, a secret. In fact, they’re leaving the decision up to him – or her. The bizarre move has led to Kathy Witterick, 38, and husband David Stocker, 39, being labelled the most politically correct family in the world.
  • Parents keep child’s gender under wraps (barf alert)

    05/24/2011 3:26:20 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 136 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/24/2011 | Zachary Roth
    When many couples have a baby, they send out an email to family and friends that fills them in on the key details: name, gender, birth weight, that sort of thing. (You know the drill: "Both Mom and little Ethan are doing great!") But the email sent recently by Kathy Witterick and David Stocker of Toronto, Canada to announce the birth of their baby, Storm, was missing one important piece of information. "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now--a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in...
  • UW study: Teens don't need parents as 'drinking buddies'

    04/29/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | April 27, 2011 | VANESSA HO
    Parents who let their kids drink when supervised – because they think it's safer than an outright ban on underage drinking – may want to rethink their approach due to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Co-authored by University of Washington professor Richard Catalano, the study (PDF) found that teens who drank with adult supervision had more drinking-related problems than teens raised with a zero-tolerance attitude. "Kids need parents to be parents and not drinking buddies," Barbara McMorris, the study's lead researcher, said in a statement. McMorris is a senior research associate at the...
  • One in FOUR children in the U.S. is raised by a single parent

    04/28/2011 8:58:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 27, 2011
    One in four children in the U.S. is being raised by a single parent - a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released today. Researchers found that the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries.
  • McDonald's grimaces at Happy Meal lawsuit

    04/19/2011 10:03:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 1+ views
    McDonald's grimaces at Happy Meal lawsuit Photo 12:20pm EDT By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A lawsuit seeking to stop McDonald's Corp from offering toys with Happy Meals must be dismissed because parents can always choose not to buy the meals for their children, the hamburger giant said in a court filing late on Monday. The lawsuit accuses McDonald's of unfairly using toys to lure children into its restaurants. The plaintiff, Monet Parham, a Sacramento, California mother of two, charges that the company's advertising violates California consumer protection laws. The Happy Meal has been a huge hit for McDonald's...
  • The 7 Biggest Mistakes Newbie Baby Namers Make

    04/16/2011 11:46:10 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 208 replies
    Parent Dish ^ | Apr 7, 2011 | Pamela Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz
    There are few things more thrilling in life than having your first baby. But newbie baby namers are prone to making some mistakes that more experienced name choosers are able to avoid. If you're choosing a baby name for the first time, don't make one of these seven common mistakes: 1. Believing that the names that were popular -- and creative -- when you were a kid still have the same status. Name tastes have changed radically over the last decade or two. Goodbye, Jessica and Josh, hello Layla and Serenity, Landon and Tristan -- all top 100 names. 2....
  • Tucson Parents Rights Review of Educational Material Law Enacted

    04/16/2011 8:27:48 AM PDT · by usalady · 7 replies
    AllVoices ^ | Martha
    Tucson and Arizona parents have been given a say over what education materials are used in public schools.
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Ariz. religious schools

    04/05/2011 9:49:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | April 5, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    The U.S. Supreme Court building in D.C. Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2011 / 05:56 am (CNA).- In what's being lauded as a major victory for parental choice in education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona residents have a right to claim tax credit for donations to non-profit groups that provide scholarships to religious schools.“Parents should be able to choose what’s best for their own children,” attorney David Cortman of the Alliance Defense Fund said. “This ruling empowers parents to do just that.”On April 4, the high court ruled 5 – 4 to dismiss a lawsuit backed by the...
  • Marine Corps Resource for Parents and Mentors

    03/29/2011 3:39:30 PM PDT · by lifeasamarine1 · 1 replies ^ | 7/21/2010 | Lance Cpl. Jolene Cooper
    7/21/2010 By Lance Cpl. Jolene Cooper, Marine Corps Recruiting Command MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.- Marine Corps Recruiting Command launched a new web page on Monday. The Web page allows parents, teachers, coaches and others to communicate about their experiences with the Marine Corps. The site may be especially useful for parents who have concerns about their son or daughter joining the Marine Corps. Anyone is able to access and browse this Web site, but those who sign up on the site will have the opportunity to upload photos, videos and stories about how the Marine Corps has impacted...
  • College's Harsh Reality (Stop Sending Your Kids--They're Too Dumb)

    03/24/2011 4:30:16 AM PDT · by suspects · 64 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Marsh 24, 2011 | Michael Graham
    It’s college admissions season, when parents will open their mailbox and find out the bad news: Their kids were accepted to an elite, big-name college. That’s right: bad news. Higher education is one of those topics — like the current state of Islam, illegitimacy rates in the black community or Bill Belichick’s overrated reputation — that people in polite society are not allowed to discuss honestly. And the obvious, glaring truth is that too many parents are sending kids to college, kids who don’t have the academic firepower to make it through a round of “Jeopardy,” much less four years...
  • '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.
  • When Teachers Strike: A Memoir

    02/19/2011 3:20:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2011 | Beverly Gunn
    In the early fall of 1980, our family was stationed at an Army Post named Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. The town next to the base was Sierra Vista, Arizona. The teachers of Sierra Vista schools became a testing ground for collective bargaining by the NEA, in one of their early excursions into union control vs taxpayers. But a strange turn of events happened that fall that bear revisiting, since the strikes in Wisconsin center around collective bargaining, and as a consequence, local taxes. In 1980, teachers at all the schools in the town of Sierra Vista decided to go on strike....
  • Cultural vandalism

    01/21/2011 2:29:14 AM PST · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 21, 2011 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Lost in the wake of the horrific shootings in Tuc son was a modest battle in the culture war: The State Department quietly decreed that some passport applications would henceforth be gender neutral. No more "mother" and "father"; such terms were apparently too retro, too judgmental for the Foggy Bottom bonzes. Instead, Parent One and Parent Two would do just fine. O Brave New World, that has such bureaucrats in it. A backlash quickly ensued, so Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backed away (some), ordering that the terms "mother" and "father" could peacefully coexist with the new "parent" designations on...
  • What Chinese-American Mothers Do Wrong (and Right)

    01/18/2011 6:44:06 AM PST · by Tom Carter · 8 replies
    Opinion Forum ^ | January 18, 2011 | Dr. Jim Taylor
    Have you read the article on by Amy Chua, a Chinese-American mother (and law professor at Yale)? If not, you probably don’t have children. It is a must-read! I was both mesmerized and appalled by the article; like driving past a horrific car accident and wondering whether anyone survived. I realize that her article has lit up the blogosphere, but, as the author of three parenting books and the father of two girls myself, I just couldn’t resist tossing my two cents into the cyber-well.
  • Wrestling Coach Put on Leave for Challenging Obama

    01/14/2011 8:53:54 AM PST · by Candor7 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    An Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter (Kruggmann)has been placed on administrative leave from his job at a Minnesota high school after he insulted President Obama’s intelligence and challenged the commander in chief to a fight.
  • APNewsBreak: More warning signs on day of shooting

    01/11/2011 5:47:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 11, 2011 | Amanda Lee Myers and Justin Pritchard, Associated Press
    <p>TUCSON, Ariz. – The 22-year-old man accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly shooting rampage wrote "Die, bitch" in a note found at his home, a sheriff's official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.</p> <p>Investigators believe Jared Loughner's handwritten message was a reference to Giffords, Pima County Chief Rick Kastigar said. It was found in a safe alongside other ones, including "I planned ahead," "My assassination" and the name "Giffords."</p>
  • Parents of Jared Loughner Say They 'Don't Understand' What Prompted Rampage

    01/11/2011 5:00:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | Devin Dwyer, Tonya Kerr, Josey Crews, and Emily Friedman
    The devastated parents of accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner released a statement today saying they "don't understand" what prompted their son to allegedly go on a "heinous" shooting rampage that killed six and injured 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. It was the first word from Loughner's family since the carnage on Saturday. "This is a very difficult time for us. We ask the media to respect our privacy. There are no words that can possibly express how we feel. We wish that there were so we could make you feel better. We don't understand why this happened. It may...