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  • Tim Tebow Hosts “Night to Shine” Valentine Proms for Thousands of Disabled Kids

    02/17/2016 7:57:12 PM PST · by kathsua · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 16, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Almost every week, it seems LifeNews discovers another story about parents aborting their unborn child because of a disability or abortion activists targeting unborn babies who have physical defects. These stories are disheartening, frightening even. But then there also are many stories of hope – families who choose life because they refuse to see their unborn child as less of a person, and celebrities who use their fame to celebrate other people’s lives rather than their own. Football star Tim Tebow is one of them. This Valentine’s Day, the pro-life sports star promoted a special event for people with special...
  • Teacher Confiscates Students Valentines Day Cards And You Can Probably Guess Why

    02/14/2015 1:07:31 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | february 13, 2015 | elly maye
    In Glenpool, Oklahoma, a mother is upset after her sons teacher confiscated his Valentines Day cards. During the second graders class party, he participated in handing out candy and valentines to his classmates. The card he distributed said Happy Valentines Day on one side, but on the other side, there was information about church services at LifeChurch. After seeing that, the teacher snatched up each card and got rid of them. Shelley Sweeden, the students mother said, It feels hes been denied the right to express his love for his church and his faith. FOX23downloaded the schools handbook and it...
  • Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like Death Panels

    02/13/2015 7:37:43 AM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    CNS ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    Nancy Pelosi got herself to a microphone this week and reminded the good people of America that time is running out to sign up for Obamacare. "As a nice Valentine day," the Minority Leader offered, "you can take your loved one to sign up for the Affordable Care Act." At first I thought the sentence didn't make sense grammatically. It should be, "As a nice Valentine's Day gift," or For a nice Valentine's Day gift," but then I thought, it really will take you all day, in a quasi-romantic huddle, close together in front of a computer monitor, as you...
  • Candy company creates Chocolates for Choice for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

    01/12/2015 2:46:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    As Valentines Day approaches love birds in the St Louis region will be looking for fine chocolates to send their partners. But, if they are pro-life they may want to avoid Kakao Chocolates. According to posts placed on the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region, Kakao Chocolate created Chocolates for Choice to help fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthoods December 2nd post reads, Send a gift of Kakao chocolates to yourself or a loved one and proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Kakao packages are available in three sizes, and start with...
  • Immigration Focus of Live Capitol Hill Media Marathon

    04/09/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Digital Journal ^ | PR Newswire
    Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2014, an annual radio row organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) may be one of this year's best indicators for the future of immigration reform. The event occurs on April 9 and 10 at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill and features the largest gathering ever of talk radio hosts assembled on a single issue.
  • The War is on Manly Virtue

    02/14/2014 9:01:39 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 2-14-14 | Devin C. Foley
    One year ago today, Intellectual Takeout had one of its most illuminating Facebook posts and corresponding reactions. Ever. Being Valentines Day, we decided to share definitions of the four loves from C.S. Lewis book of the same name. The first love we shared was Affection, which is best exemplified in the love of parents for offspring and offspring for parents. It got lots of likes, though more from females. All in all, predictable. The second love we shared was Friendship. Heres what we wrote in our Facebook post: And the second love? Friendship. When either Affection or Eros is ones...
  • Happy Valentine's Day, Comrade!

    02/14/2014 8:11:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Man carried gun, machete, Valentine's Day card as he stalked Emmaus woman, police say

    02/08/2013 1:00:56 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    lehighvalleylive ^ | 02/07/2013 | By Precious Petty
    A Montgomery County man accused of stalking his estranged wife was wearing body armor and carrying weapons Monday when Emmaus police pulled him over as he was following her to work, court records say. Flint Andrew Staton had a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a stun baton, a machete, a variety of knives, a baseball bat, brass knuckles and other weapons in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, records said. Officers found 39 "pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing," a Valentine's Day card bearing the message "A Promise for My Wife," handcuffs, a black, stiletto-heeled...
  • Best Valentine gift idea for HIM .....

    02/01/2013 12:08:36 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 45 replies
    February 1, 2013 | lizavetta
    Valentine's Day is coming up and I'd love to get Freepers' opinions of the best gift idea they've ever heard of for a man .... something that will completely melt him like butter and make him feel like a million bucks. I know there are plenty of creative and imaginative people on this forum so please help me here .....
  • Video: Obama advises guys to go big on Valentines Day

    02/14/2012 2:43:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    Forget complicated theories about Kenyan anti-colonialism, Wilsonian progressivism or Wright-style liberation theology: This is the key to understanding Obama. He must have learned early in life that some girls love a big spender and decided to become one. And I mean really become one: Under his administration, deficit spending per person is $17,000. Whoever gave him the advice to go big just forgot to tell him girls dont like it when you borrow their money to spend on them or, worse, on other girls and then leave them with the debt you racked up. Thats just what...
  • Walker Walkers (WI)

    02/14/2012 9:31:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-14-12 | GAry Ellerman
    Walker Walkers of Lake MillsA Valentine for Gov. Walker.
  • Some deep thoughts as Valentines Day approaches

    02/12/2012 6:25:02 PM PST · by girlangler · 21 replies ^ | 2/10/12 | Sam Cook
    Its so difficult to know what to give her. Every Valentines Day, I struggle with the decision. She knows I love her. That is not a question. I tell her how much she means to me nearly every day. But on Valentines Day, she deserves something special, something tangible that conveys the depths of my feelings for her. I often ask other guys for suggestions, but none of their ideas seem to be what Im looking for. Ill tell you what she likes. She likes it best when we just go for a long walk together. Just the other evening,...
  • Muslims Told Valentines Day Can Invoke Wrath of God ("Allah")

    02/10/2012 7:41:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Malayasian Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Malayasian Insider
    Muslims told Valentines Day can invoke wrath of God KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 An invitation to be my Valentine on February 14 is against Islamic beliefs and would incur the wrath of Allah, Muslims were told today in the official Friday sermon prepared by the federal government. The sermon warned Muslims against celebrating Valentines Day, which the federal Islamic authorities claimed was in breach of the tenets of their religion. In the text of a sermon provided by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) titled Awas jerat Valentine (Beware Valentines trap), Muslims were told that asking someone to...
  • Go Red for Women - Just a little heart attack (viral video)

    02/04/2012 8:05:34 AM PST · by NavyCanDo · 4 replies
    Forgive me for getting on mushy on Superbowl weekend, but here's a video you will want to share with your Valentine. A little film about a super mom who takes care of everyone except herself"
  • Should Black People Walk Away from Valentine's Day Spending?

    02/14/2011 10:20:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 103 replies
    BV On Money ^ | 2/14/11 | Boyce Watkins
    Should Black People Walk Away from Valentine's Day Spending?By Boyce Watkins, PhD on Feb 14th 2011 10:56AM Most men know how expensive Valentine's Day can get. Someone decided that spending money is somehow a translation to showing love, which is an interesting, misguided relationship philosophy. Valentine's Day is one of the most over-hyped holidays known to man, with advertising starting almost right after Christmas. Any man in a serious relationship is well-aware of the pending doom of his social life if he doesn't flex his wallet at least a little bit on that special day. According to the National Federation's...
  • Perfect Love Song for Valentine's Day

    02/09/2011 10:57:40 PM PST · by wontbackdown · 2 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2-10-11 | wontbackdown
    This is a very beautiful and romantic song for Valentine's Day - email it to your sweetheart then get ready for the hugs and kisses coming your way!
  • She's 91. He's 90. On Valentine's Day, they became newlyweds

    02/15/2010 6:04:47 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 424+ views
    islandpacket ^ | February 14, 2010 | CASSIE FOSS
    It started with a casual lunch. Roger Briggs was in mourning, widowed after 63 years of marriage. Helen Smith, who is legally blind, needed someone to help escort her from her home, a houseboat docked at the Beaufort Marina, to her favorite bar, Hemmingway's Bistro in downtown Beaufort. Staff at the local hangout thought the two just might be a good fit, so they arranged for a lunch date. The rest just fell into place, said Smith, age 91. Briggs, 90, popped the question last month and family and friends from the Bistro prepared for a Valentine's Day wedding. "It...
  • Russian Muslims call for ban on Valentine's Day

    02/14/2010 11:30:59 PM PST · by Wiz · 13 replies · 621+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 2010 Feb 11
    MOSCOW (AFP) Muslim leaders in Russia have called for believers to boycott Saint Valentine's Day, saying it "preaches universal permissiveness, amorality and nihilism." A council of Muslim leaders in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region released a statement Wednesday calling for a "ban" on celebrating Valentine's Day, which is growing in popularity in Russia although it is not an official holiday.
  • 2 killed in LA crash after stealing Valentines

    02/14/2010 6:31:23 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 526+ views
    hosted ^ | E-Mail | Print | Save | Post | Get Photos | Get Reprints | Reuse Options
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say two men suspected of robbing a street-corner Valentine's Day gift stand in Los Angeles were killed early Sunday in a car crash after leading police on a chase. Police Lt. Samuel Rhone says the men stole gift baskets and cash from a street vendor near downtown.....
  • The City of Dreams

    02/14/2010 5:45:51 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 117+ views ^ | 02/14/2010 | Diana Kay
    Warm night air like a blanket Cooling breezes from the lagoon Sweet songs carried softly Lapping like the ink black water Ebb and flow so gently Peace and contentment The quiet thrill of romance In the city of dreams....
  • Pets not always ideal Valentine's Day gift

    02/14/2010 5:02:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 452+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 13
    NEW YORK, - Pet store operators and humane society workers in New York both say giving pets as a gift on Valentine's Day is not always the right call. The New York Daily News said Saturday Puppy Paradise store manager Mike Rubin recalled one instance in which a customer at his New York store made the ill-advised decision to purchase a puppy for his love interest. "One gentleman last year got a very nice little puppy and the girl freaked out. They were not that close to each other," Rubin said. "He was trying to get, how do I say...
  • Farmer makes manure valentine for his wife

    02/13/2010 6:32:42 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,034+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 12, 2010
    ALBERT LEA, Minn.- A Minnesota farmer's wife has received a valentine possibly only a farmer's wife could appreciate -- a half-mile-wide heart outlined in cow manure. Bruce Andersland spent hours with a manure spreader hitched to his tractor Wednesday and Thursday creating the heart, the Albert Lea Tribune, Minn., reported. It is in a square-mile field 12 miles outside of Albert Lea that has belonged to his family for 87 years. Once he finished the job, Andersland hired a pilot to take a picture of the heart from the air, the only place to see it properly. Beth Andersland, who...
  • Farmer makes half-mile wide heart from manure(MN)

    02/12/2010 3:15:42 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies · 1,001+ views
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | 2-11-10 | Tim Engstrom
    For his wife this Valentines Day, a farmer has created a half-mile wide arrow-pierced heart recognizable from the sky about 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea. Following plans he jotted on scratch paper, Bruce Andersland drove his tractor and manure spreader earlier this week in the special shape for his wife, Beth.
  • Top Ten, Top 10, Top X, Valentine's Day gifts with warnings and advice

    02/12/2010 8:26:34 AM PST · by RGirard · 12 replies · 684+ views ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | Rne Girard
    Valentine's Day is almost upon us and men you know what that means - the pressure is on. That's why I have created a Top Ten, Top 10, Top X, list of Valentine's day gifts that you may or may not want to purchase for that special lady in your life, along with some warnings and advice you may want to heed ... Your woman may deserve the absolute very best, or she may deserve a sock in the mouth (rolled and inserted for the relief of mankind) even though you are too much of a gentleman to go there...
  • The Two Loves of Valentines Day - Agape - Eros

    02/11/2010 6:55:30 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 292+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/11/10 | DJP I.F.
    This February 14th multitudes around the world will be celebrating Valentines Day. Roses and candy for loved ones, jewelry and dinner dates - it seems harmless enough - but many truly do not understand the swift underlining current of the mood of the occasion and how its 24/ 7 godless spirit affects our society and culture. Please do not misunderstand me. I do not want to ruin anyones Valentines Day. Those things (candy, roses etc.) are perfectly fine and harmless enough, but it is key today to understand the immoral, decadent spirit masqueraded as love during this holiday when all...
  • UK: Ban on Valentine's Day cards at school (cards to be confiscated)

    02/11/2010 10:27:17 AM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 562+ views
    The BBC ^ | February 11,2010
    (edit)Children at Ashcombe Primary School were stopped from exchanging cards because the head teacher said they were not emotionally mature enough to cope.Peter Turner told parents of the 430 pupils that cards would be confiscated.One pupil's mother said: "I think it's outrageous. They're just children. Why spoil their fun?"The woman, whose son attends the school, said: "It's comical really. I couldn't believe it when I saw the newsletter.(edit)Mr Turner said in the newsletter that children get upset when they are "dumped" which interrupts their learning.He said children should wait until they are mature enough emotionally and socially to understand the...
  • GOP Valentine's Day Cards

    02/10/2010 7:50:44 AM PST · by birddog · 11 replies · 1,388+ views
    GOP ^ | GOP
    Someone just sent me a GOP Valentine Card and I had to pass this along. Very funny stuff - I love the bottom left card...
  • More Victorian Valentine Cards

    02/05/2010 6:18:51 AM PST · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 268+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | February 5, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Valentine's Day derives from the Feast of St. Valentine, established in 496 by Pope Gelasius I. Why this feast day was decreed remains obscure and the identity of the specific St. Valentine thus honored is uncertain -- there are several St. Valentines recorded in the early centuries of the Catholic Church. Neither is it certain how the Feast of St. Valentine came to be associated with cupid, romance, roses, doves, and such.
  • Be my Political Valentine

    02/14/2009 4:33:23 PM PST · by Dutchgirl · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/13/2009 | Right Wing News
  • The Ultimate Valentine

    02/14/2009 3:13:17 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 530+ views
    February 14, 2009
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. John 15:13-14
  • Cupid may be on a budget this Valentine's Day

    02/13/2009 11:34:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 306+ views
    WSBT TV ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Troy Kehoe
    SOUTH BEND The last minute rush on Valentine's Day staples like flowers, jewelry and chocolates was on late Friday night. Plenty of local stores were still worried that this year's tough economy might throw Cupid's arrow "off the mark." The National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend $14.7 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, even with fears of the growing recession deepening by the day. Does that mean love is "recession proof?" Last year, with the economy beginning its downhill slide, the overwhelming answer from local consumers was a resounding "yes." Some at South Bend's Sweet Pickens Floral...
  • National Ax Murderer's Day

    02/13/2009 10:48:45 PM PST · by dr_lew · 10 replies · 503+ views
    google ^ | 2/14/2009 | google
  • FReeper Canteen~Music Dedication~14 Feb 09

    02/13/2009 6:00:24 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 917 replies · 8,006+ views
    Our Troops Rock! | Canteen DJ's
    ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l Internet Radio l AOL Music l Sonique (Lycos) l Real Radio Live365 l 971TheRiver l GotRadio l Wherehouse l Target l Shoutcast AFRTS l VH1 l XM Radio l BET l audiophile l Virgin Radio l Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l Yahoo! Launch Music l Radio Disney l Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard l...
  • Deployed Soldiers Send Valentines Day Messages Home

    02/13/2009 3:14:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Shannon Black, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, Feb. 13, 2009 Soldiers serving with Company A, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, may not be with their loved ones tomorrow for Valentines Day, but theyve figured out the next best option. Army Spc. Gary Bush and Army Pfc. Christopher Dotson, who both participated in the Heart to Heart program, share a laugh as Dotson describes a funny story he told on a message he sent to his family at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, Feb. 9, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shannon Black(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers of the...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    02/13/2009 4:49:16 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 114 replies · 5,849+ views
    A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. "House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa." "Pencil," however, is masculine: "el lapiz." A student asked,"What gender is 'computer'?" Instead of giving the answer,the teacher split the class into two groups,male and female,and asked them to decidefor themselves whether"computer"should bea masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was askedto give four reasonsfor its recommendation. The men's group decided that"computer"should definitely beof the feminine gender("la computadora"),because: 1. No one but their creatorunderstands their internal logic; 2. The native languagethey...
  • After three weeks, Obama going stir crazy in White House, needs a change of scenary.

    02/09/2009 7:17:14 AM PST · by Raster Man · 97 replies · 3,401+ views
    Obama starting to hit the road to sell economic plan, get a break from White House By BEN FELLER 7:12 PM CST, February 6, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) It's time to get out. Barack Obama, who has spent most of his nascent presidency in the White House compound, is shifting into travel mode. The rundown: Saturday and Sunday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland; Monday in Indiana and Tuesday in Florida for economic events; Thursday in Illinois to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday; and then Valentine's Day weekend with his wife, Michelle, at home in Chicago. One motivation...
  • "The Conservative's Handbook"

    11/13/2008 5:38:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 576+ views ^ | November 13, 2008 | Rebecca Hagelin
    In the wake of last Tuesdays election, theres a lot of soul-searching going on among conservatives. Where, many ask, did we go wrong? Its not simply a matter of tactics. Some are wondering what, exactly, we believe and why. Enter The Conservatives Handbook. Clearly, at such a pivotal time, the need for fact-based, reliable information on the issues couldnt be greater. And thats what Phil Valentine provides in The Conservatives Handbook: Defining the Right Positions on Issues from A to Z. With so few students learning about civics in school anymore, Valentine, a popular radio host heard in more than...
  • Family Finds Metal Blade In Valentine Lollipop

    02/14/2008 2:21:40 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 13 replies · 48+ views
    nbc6 ^ | 02/14/08 | nbc
    Store Pulls Stock From Shelves LAKELAND, Fla. -- Parents are being warned to check their children's Valentine treats carefully after a Florida family found a metal blade in a lollipop. The Lakeland family found the piece of metal in the lollipop while addressing Valentine's treats Wednesday night. The Pokemon candy was purchased at a Dollar General store. Florida's Polk County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, and said the metal appeared to have been sealed inside the lollipop wrapper. Dollar General has pulled the remaining stock of the lollipops from its store shelves.
  • Leah Garchik {Even more Valentine lines}

    02/14/2008 10:10:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 60+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/14/8 | Leah Garchik
    As in most dramas, whether there's to be a happy ending or not, the climax comes just before the denouement. We pick up this final installment of the told-by-quote Valentine's Day story in the middle of severe relationship angst. Reality has set in and it's not all that pretty:-- "Well, when I said I loved you ..." (Man on cell phone, overheard in Walgreens by Jean Tepper.)-- "It was a little bit on the outer perimeter of my comfort zone." (One woman to another, overheard at a cafe in Sausalito by Clint Wilder.)-- "By the way, I'm not with you."...
  • Leah Garchik { More Valentine Lines }

    02/13/2008 8:10:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 68+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/13/8 | Leah Garchik
    Valentine's Day is Thursday, and today we find ourselves beyond first encounter, beyond cuddling and beyond dreamy-eyed breakfast together. We pick up this series of overheard quotes after "dating" has become a love affair. In the February of a relationship, buds form on its trees and tender love seems to flourish:-- "Remember the first time we kissed?" "Oh, yeah. Was I wearing my white top or my green one?" (Teenage couple, overheard walking on Fourth Street in San Rafael by Patti Brennan.)-- "He kept trying to put the moves on me, but then again, I was the one without clothes...
  • Goatskin thongs and flower miles (Envirowhacko alert)

    02/07/2008 3:37:30 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 4 replies · 75+ views
    The Shetland News ^ | February 7 , 2008 | Rosa Steppanova
    Goatskin thongs and flower miles Rosa Steppanova February 7, 2008 DURING the celebration of Lupercalia young men lashed young women with goat-skin thongs, known as Februa. Valentines day, the day for lovers, can be traced to pre-Christian Rome, and one of the ingredients in this ancient fertility rite gave its name to the second month of the year. Valentines day is still primarily a day for lovers, and a favourite day for proposing marriage, for the giving of chocolates, heart-shaped balloons, diamond rings, and of course flowers. Did you know that the average journey for every component in a mixed...
  • America Supports You: Military Channel Airs Troop Valentine Messages

    02/14/2007 4:52:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 204+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Carmen L. Gleason
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2007 Troops and their families are exchanging Valentines Day video messages on air today through the Military Channels Operation V-Day. The Discovery Communications cable network is saluting the men and women of the armed forces with a heartfelt event allowing them to say hello to the loved ones from whom they are separated. The 24-hour event kicked off at 6 a.m. with troops deployed to Baghdad appearing before a video camera to send messages of love or to read poetry to the special people in their lives. One soldier took it a step farther and...
  • Denver Volunteers Form Giant Valentine For Troops (with slideshow and video)

    02/14/2007 3:14:17 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 924+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | Wednesday February 14th, 2007 | Michelle Griego
    An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Wednesday as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Feb. 14 as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper were on hand for the event just after noon. The volunteers formed a large heart on the field in the stadium that then took on...
  • Guard member and Minnesota woman wed, via video conference

    02/14/2007 3:37:34 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies · 289+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 2/14/07 | Chao Xiong
    A little before 3 p.m. in Inver Grove Heights and shortly before midnight in Iraq, Keith and Amanda Swanson became husband and wife. He blew her a kiss, and she returned the affection by puckering up to his image on a 72-inch screen. Minnesota National Guard Spec. Keith Swanson and his then-fiancee, Amanda Watson, had planned on a July wedding with 500 guests. But at the Inver Grove Heights Armory this afternoon, the couple said their vows and then celebrated their new life together over a 3-hour video teleconference connection. And the guest list was considerably smaller, with 40 to...
  • Indians protest Valentine's Day

    02/14/2007 2:51:11 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 1,299+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Feb. 14, 2007
    It was hardly a Hallmark moment. As a Valentine's Day card smoldered, more than 100 members of the Hindu extremist group Shiv Sena gathered in central New Delhi chanted "Death to Valentine's Day" and "People who celebrate Valentine's Day should be pelted with shoes!" Valentine's Day has in the past two decades made strong inroads in India as the country has slowly opened itself up to the outside world - its economic boom bringing in not just foreign investment, but also aspects of Western culture virtually unknown here a quarter-century ago. Across the country, stores stocked heart-shaped balloons and chocolates,...
  • Kids Thoughts on Love and Romance (For Valentine Day thoughts)

    02/14/2007 1:29:04 PM PST · by rawhide · 8 replies · 371+ views
    Reflections On The Nature Of Love"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." -- Greg, age 8 What Is The Proper Age To Get Married?"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife!"-- Tom, age 5 What Do Most People Do On A Date?"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usuallygets them interested enough to go for a second date." -- Mike, age 10 When Is It Okay To Kiss Someone?"Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees...
  • Working for the Weekend Wednesday - Salute to Valentines Day

    02/14/2007 7:32:43 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 93 replies · 779+ views
    To All My FReeper FRiends... Saint Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards or candy. So I invite you to come and express our love and silliness for each other here. Since the day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines", please exchange your "valentines" in the form of fun, humor, silliness, jokes, and share your stories of past valentines that touched your heart or blew up in your face.
  • An unofficial weekend (substitute) thread - Feb 9-11 (the dark side?)

    02/10/2007 11:08:57 AM PST · by WFTR · 58 replies · 484+ views
    A recent "Valentine's" discussion thread turned to flame wars and ended when someone complained to the management. That end is unfortunate because the thread might have provoked some worthwhile discussion. I can't quote the exact question, but the general thought was: For those who aren't in a meaningful relationship on this Valentine's Day, what are you doing to prepare for that relationship when it comes? I'm a lonely single, and I realize that the week around Valentine's Day can leave many of us with feelings a little more raw than usual. I realize that for many of us, the first...
  • Pennsylvania Man Accused of Sending Ex-Girlfriend Severed Head of a Kitten

    02/04/2007 4:26:56 PM PST · by Babsig · 5 replies · 373+ views,2933,250137,00.html ^ | Saturday, February 03, 2007 | Fox News
    PITTSBURGH A man gave his ex-girlfriend a gift-wrapped package containing the severed head of a kitten, police said. Police on Friday charged Benjamin Gregory, 30, of Aliquippa, with stalking and cruelty to animals. A woman found the package wrapped in pink tissue paper and red bows on Sunday when she returned to her home in the city's Mount Washington neighborhood, police said. Inside was the severed head of a kitten between 12 and 16 weeks old and a note that read, "I love you, Your Ben," police said. The woman told police that Gregory, her former boyfriend, had been...
  • No valentine for same-sex couple

    02/14/2006 4:33:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 398+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/14/6 | George Kelly
    MARTINEZ - County clerk-recorder's officials denied a marriage license to a same-sex couple in Martinez this morning. "They came in right at the stroke of 8 and had a picket sign asking for the right," said office manager Tanya Gutierrez. "They just wanted to bring attention to that fact that it's not equal." Gutierrez said the two women "were pretty satisfied with my answer as far as it not being legal. Certainly if it were to become lawful, we'd be happy to issue a license. We are sensitive to the public in regard to this issue." She said the couple...