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  • Are ratings really that bad? Rosie and Oprah do tequila shots together on air as OWN still struggles

    10/19/2011 6:11:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10/18/11 | JOHN STEVENS
    They were meant to be the saviours of the ailing network. Rosie was supposed to bring back her famous chat show charm and Oprah was going to share the lessons she had learnt in 25 years of her show. But the only lesson Oprah seems to be offering on her ailing channel OWN, is when the going gets tough, turn to drink.
  • [Sweden's] Feminists trip up on man tax

    10/24/2005 7:06:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies · 695+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 23, 2005 | Matthew Campbell
    SPARE a thought for Swedish feminists whose newly formed party is disintegrating after hardliners presented a manifesto advocating a “man tax”, the abolition of marriage and the creation of “gender-neutral” names. Sweden already boasts one of the highest levels of female participation in the workplace and some observers questioned the need for a feminist party in a country whose women account for half the seats in parliament. When it was founded six months ago, polls showed that a quarter of voters would consider supporting Feminist Initiative in elections next year because of rising domestic violence against women and higher salaries...
  • A Primer Against Gay Marriage

    08/14/2004 4:49:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 1,247+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11AUG04 | Stephen Baskerville
    Peter Sprigg begins his new book on same-sex marriage, Outrage, with a paradox: Most Americans oppose it, "yet in terms of political action, the pro-family, pro-marriage majority has been strangely muted." Sprigg attributes this to a lack of intellectual ammunition and aims to remedy that deficiency with this book. He is certainly qualified to do so. Director of the Center for Marriage and Family Studies at the Family Research Council (FRC), Sprigg has also co-authored a more scholarly book published by FRC that assembles the scientific research on homosexuality. Some highlights of that research provide the factual foundation for...
  • FREEDOM-TO-MARRY ACTIVISTS BORROW STRATEGY FROM FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUALITY (Barf alert)

    02/22/2004 11:36:40 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 5 replies · 431+ views
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom touched off a defiant outburst of matrimony 10 days ago when he decided his city would issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. These marriages -- now more than 3,000 -- are also one of the most flagrant acts of mass civil disobedience in recent years. The freedom-to-marry movement has long grounded its cause in the rhetoric and precedents of the American civil rights movement. As she began her arguments for gay marriage before the Vermont Supreme Court in 1998, lawyer Beth Robinson cited a landmark case from 1948, when the California Supreme Court...
  • What "Gay" Marriage Will Mean for our Children

    02/22/2004 4:50:09 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 155 replies · 1,528+ views
    Mission America ^ | 2/22/04 | Linda P. Harvey
    What "Gay" Marriage Will Mean for our Children By Linda P. Harvey Column originally published on WorldNetDaily.com, July 19, 2003 © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com "Same sex marriage? It doesn't bother me!" In many circles, this is the prevailing sentiment regarding the possible legalization of same-sex relationships as "marriages" in the U.S. If the Supreme Court in the state of Massachusetts rules in favor of the homosexual couples who have sued for marriage rights, then other states will most likely be forced to recognize these couplings as marriages under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution. There's just one...
  • Governor fears unrest unless same-sex marriages are halted (GAY MARRIAGE HOMOAGENDA CIVIL WAR).

    02/22/2004 9:37:24 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 90 replies · 1,018+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/22/04 | Edward Epstein
    <p>Washington -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger turned up the rhetoric against San Francisco's move to allow same-sex marriages, saying on national TV Sunday that he fears outbreaks of serious civil unrest if the ceremonies continue at City Hall.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger said on NBC's "Meet the Press'' that he fears worsening protests about the divisive issue and worries the situation could get out of hand if courts don't quickly stop the marriages, which are being performed in defiance of existing state law.</p>