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  • Illegal Aliens Send Obama Valentines Asking Him To Ignore Congress and ‘Halt All Deportations’

    02/14/2014 7:42:36 PM PST · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-14-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News How touching. Illegal aliens whose advocates always tell us just want to become Americans and "get right with the law" now want Obama to act like a dictator. Obama infamously threatened Congress that he would do whatever he wanted if they refused to bend to his will on issues such as immigration reform, the Constitution be damned: "We are not just going to be waiting for legislation....I’ve got a pen …and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions," said our Dear Leader on January...
  • Are two Snohomish Co. libraries giving kids a head start on cynicism, or is it just me?

    02/14/2014 2:44:46 PM PST · by crazycatlady · 27 replies
    The Herald ^ | 2-14-14 | Julie Muhlstein
    On this day for Sweethearts, not everybody has one. Not everybody even wants one. Taking note of that, two local libraries will host Anti-Valentines' Day parties for teens today.
  • 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 Valentine’s 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. Here’s what we wrote in our Facebook post: And the second love? Friendship. “When either Affection or Eros is one’s...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/14/2014 4:47:47 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 129 replies
    Funny Valentine’s day quotesI trust you plan more for Valentine’s Day than Russia prepared for the Olympics.I hope you noticed that not only the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony is missing a ring.What’s does my perfect Valentine’s day look like? I am sitting at work with 5 cell phones in front of me and people are calling me every 10 minutes to buy one of the 50 reservations that I made in different restaurants.If you‘re alone during Valentine’s day, it is priceless for you. Otherwise you would spend a few hundred dollars.If you feel sad that you stay alone during Valentine‘s...
  • Silence on Valentine’s Day: With men in the minority on most campuses, they set the mating tone

    02/13/2014 5:53:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2014 | By Steven E. Rhoads
    Valentine’s Day in the 21st century means fewer heart-shaped candy boxes for college women than they would have received in the 20th century. Some women with steady, longstanding boyfriends may get a treat, but casual sex — the hook-up — has made dating much less common. Under the hook-up regime, women who want a man’s attention are expected to dress provocatively and show up at a fraternity house or bar. After drinking too much, some guy will suggest they go somewhere and hook up, which can consist of anything from deep kissing to intercourse. The men are not attentive during...
  • Have You Made Your Valentine's Day Reservations at McDonald's, Yet?

    02/12/2014 4:47:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Dan Joseph
    What were you planning on getting your sweetheart for Valentine's Day this year? Candy? Jewelry? Maybe a seven foot tall stuffed animal? Well, if you live in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, cancel all the plans, because now you can get your significant other what he or she REALLY wants: a romantic dinner at McDonalds! According to The Tampa Bay Times, On Friday, February 14th, one McDonalds in Tampa will convert into a romantic, full service restaurant with waiters, LED candles, flowers on every table and the ability to make phone reservations. The menu items will be the same as...
  • Why You Should Spend a $2 Bill at Starbucks on Feb. 14

    02/14/2012 8:44:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Gun bloggers Sebastian and gay cynic responded to the National Gun Victims Action Council recent announcement of a Valentine’s Day Starbucks boycott by organizing a BUYcott. Greg’s asking gun owners to reward Starbucks for its firearms policy by buying a beverage or food item with a two dollar bill (representing the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms) on February 14th. Not forgetting to “thank the clerk for Starbucks’ support of the Constitution.” Ahead of Starbuck’s Appreciation Day–which has now gone viral—our own Tim Tritt contacted the Seattle coffeesmith to voice his support for their support for gun rights....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Valentine's Day ~ 14 FEB 2012

    02/13/2012 6:13:07 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 134 replies · 2+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Happy Valentine's Day! Here's some lovely roses for everyone! And chocolate for all! 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period. About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. More than 50 percent of cards are sold the week of the holiday, with the largest and most elaborate Valentine cards sold 48 hours before February 14. Conversation Hearts: In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" — then called "Motto Hearts."...
  • Are Taxpayers: Broken-Hearted or Just Plain Broke? Government Drives Up the Cost of Valentine's Day

    02/13/2012 9:17:37 AM PST · by 92nina · 7 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-02-08 | [Staff]
    Taxpayers are unlucky in love this Valentine’s Day. Of an identified $17 billion in Valentine’s Day related spending on candy, flowers, dinner, jewelry, greetings cards, clothing, and hotels, government composes 33.14 percent of those costs—approximately $5.6 billion in revenues. But how does government love thee? Let us tax the ways…. This year’s average Valentine’s Day spending is estimated to be $126.03 a person, an 8 percent increase in spending since last year. Valentine’s Day spending is subject to income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate income taxes, and other taxes on business activity. Government then includes additional fees, excise taxes, and international...
  • Valentine's Day sales of pink pistols and other handguns rise

    02/11/2012 5:22:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | February 11, 2012 | Jennifer Palmer
    As women's participation in shooting sports has increased, so have sales at gun shops leading up to February 14. It's a given that restaurants, flower shops and candy stores will be hot spots as Valentine's Day approaches. But another industry sees a somewhat surprising boom in sales before the romantic holiday: gun shops. With women's participation in gun sports on the rise and manufacturers responding with feminine firearms that are even pink and red, many are buying a new gun as a gift for their Valentine. A few years ago, Mike Blackwell, owner of Big Boy's Guns and Ammo in...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    02/13/2011 9:13:44 PM PST · by abigail2 · 12 replies
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  • Roaches are forever as novel Valentine's gift

    02/13/2011 12:44:58 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – In what is described as the perfect Valentine's Day gift, New York's Bronx Zoo is offering the chance to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after that special someone in your life. "Flowers wilt. Chocolates melt. Roaches are forever," the zoo said on its website about the name a roach gift, which was also billed as a limited Valentine's Day offer. More than 1,000 people chose the cockroach option for their Valentine in the first 24 hours of the offer this week, a zoo spokesman said. The recipient of the present gets a certificate explaining that there...
  • Girl finds adult message on Valentine's candy

    02/03/2011 1:32:30 PM PST · by Immerito · 31 replies · 3+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 02/03/2011 | Richard Sharp
    NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. — A 12-year-old girl says she found a naughty adult message on a piece of kids Valentine's Day candy.
  • Valentine’s Day Gift To You From Grand Rants

    02/14/2010 10:26:13 AM PST · by BigChiefLtd · 1 replies · 128+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 2/14/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    Proof positive that life provides us all with an embarassment of riches whether we are wealthy or poor. Today is the day we set aside each year to remind ourselves as much as our loved ones that, perhaps, love is the greatest of all riches. I wanted to post something for Valentine’s Day that says, very simply, how much we appreciate our readers. The task was enormous for several reasons. First, “Thank you” doesn’t cover the enormity of gratitude we feel for our readers who have boosted Grand Rants into one of the top blogs in our first year. It...
  • Valentine Poll: New York Guys Most Thoughtful. Huh?

    02/12/2010 1:29:52 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 272+ views
    Poltics Daily/Woman Up ^ | February 12, 2010 | Annie Groer
    Attention, romantics. Wondering if your guy has already ordered your Valentine flowers, booked theater tickets or a romantic dinner? Depends where you live. Maybe. The folks at Couponcodes4u.com, which aggregates on-line deals and discounts for hundreds of U.S. e-tailers, claim "three-quarters of male New Yorkers" -- that would be approximately 7 million of them, thank you -- have already bought or ordered something for their partners, making the Empire State "home to the most the most thoughtful men in America." Well, maybe, if the survey sample included every gent who just received an AIG or Wall Street bonus, and excluded...
  • Valentine's Day Cards From Planned Parenthood Promote Abortion, Condoms

    02/12/2010 10:12:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 162+ views
    life news ^ | 2/12/2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- New Valentine's Day cards from Planned Parenthood and a national organization for "pro-choice" doctors don't have the typical phrases like "Be Mine" or "I Love You." Instead, the promotional cards promote abortion, condoms and promiscuity. Jodi Magee, the head of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, emailed supporters of abortion practitioners and pro-abortion doctors letting them know of their special Valentine's Day cards. "Let pro-choice physicians know that you appreciate them. With the stigma and harassment our doctors face, they deserve to know that they make us proud," she says.
  • *~*~*ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd*~*~*

    02/12/2010 5:11:44 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 171 replies · 4,089+ views
    No pun in ten did The ability to make and understand puns is considered to be the highest level of language development. Test your pun comprehension: 1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.” 2. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says, “Dam!” 3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat...
  • GOP Valentine’s Day e-Cards Mock Democrats

    02/10/2010 1:58:10 PM PST · by Justaham · 3 replies · 391+ views
    breitbart.tv ^ | 2-10-10
    CBS News: President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may not be the first people who come to mind when celebrating Valentine's Day, but the Republican party has nevertheless come out with a series of Valentine's Day e-cards featuring those Democrats and others. "You won't see this Valentine's Card on C-SPAN," reads one card featuring a picture of Mr. Obama. A card with a picture of Senate Leader Reid and House Speaker Pelosi says, "We crafted this Valentine's card behind closed doors."
  • Fox and Friends Features GOP Valentine's Day "E-Cards" Mocking Democrats - Video

    02/10/2010 1:54:09 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 10, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox and Friends this morning showing several "GOP Valentine's Day E-Cards" that mock Democrats, and are available for sending. Among them are cards with pictures of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Arlen Specter. The one with Specter on it says, "I'll treat you like a Lady," mocking Specter's attack on Michele Bachmann recently, when he scolded her to "Act like a Lady." You can see all the cards here.
  • LEAH GARCHIK {'I slept with him, because I'm kind of sick'}

    02/10/2010 10:20:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 1,010+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/10/10 | Leah Garchik
    Starting here in preparation for Valentine's Day, this is what's been said about love, step by relationship step: BEFORE-- "I've liked him ever since we were in the fourth grade." "Well, I've liked him since third grade." "Third grade doesn't count." (Teenage girls in discussion, overheard on the 24-Divisadero by Mark Abramson) -- "Do you have a girlfriend?" "No, but I have an ex." (Conversation between physician and 7-year-old boy, overheard in Denver by his mother, Paige Brown) -- "Dude, what's 'stone fox'?" "Old school for 'hottie.' " (Two teenage girls, overheard in the parking lot of a Corte Madera...
  • GOP Sends Out Valentine's Day Cards Mocking Democrats

    02/09/2010 4:42:16 PM PST · by nmh · 23 replies · 939+ views
    The Republican National Committee is sending out a fundraising e-mail that urges donors to send GOP Valentine's E-Cards to loved ones with online contributions of anywhere from $10 to $100. Click on the photo with Reed, Pelosi, and Zero or choose another one. There are 18 choices! Or go to this link to see all of them: http://www.gopvalentine.com/?e=politics-unit@foxnews.com
  • Victorian Valentine's Day Cards

    02/05/2010 6:16:46 AM PST · by jay1949 · 198+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | January 31, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Beginning in the mid-19th century, Valentine's Day cards became very popular, and many examples of Victorian-era cards still exist. Popular themes included cherubs, angels, roses, hearts, and pretty girls. For the most part, Victorian style Valentine's Day cards were made like postcards, with the picture on one side and space for a message on the other.
  • Trade a gun for a rose in SC on Valentine's Day

    02/14/2009 12:56:47 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 33 replies · 993+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/14/09
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Police in South Carolina gave away roses on Valentine's Day. All you had to do to get one for your sweetie was turn in a gun. Hoping to get the weapons off the streets with the "Guns for Roses" program, authorities in two central South Carolina cities set up a program where anyone who turned in a gun received a free rose and a Best Buy gift card.
  • Obama continues to ignore Midwest storm victims

    02/14/2009 5:43:57 AM PST · by fiodora · 44 replies · 1,134+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    President Barack Hussein Obama (D) celebrated President Abraham Lincoln's (R) 200th birthday yesterday by flying to Illinois, The Land of Lincoln, where he (mis)spoke about the positive effects of his porkylus bill at the Caterpillar plant in East Peoria before continuing to the state capital of Springfield for the Abraham Lincoln Association's annual dinner. Returning to his hometown of Chicago for the Presidential/Valentine's week end holiday, Obama did not make a short detour to view the devastation caused by the tornadoes (not hurricanes as I erroneously mentioned yesterday my mind was in New Orleans) in Oklahoma. However the admitted Lincoln...
  • The G.O.P.’s Funny Valentines

    02/13/2009 7:45:45 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1,359+ views
    thecaucus.blogs.nytimes ^ | February 13, 2009 | Michael Falcone
    It’s the eve of Valentine’s Day and the political operatives at the Republican National Committee are turning cupid’s arrow on the Democrats. G.O.P. ValentineGOPvalentine.com Tom Daschle, who withdrew last week as the nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, was the butt of a joke on a Valentine’s Day e-card from the Republican Party.
  • Media Ignore "Free Divorce for Valentine's" Contest

    02/13/2009 12:18:22 PM PST · by Erin Brown · 2 replies · 302+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | February 13, 2009 | Erin Brown
    A popular Detroit radio station has held a unique Valentine’s Day contest: a free divorce to the most deserving dysfunctional couple. On at least one previous occasion the local Detroit news media publicized an objectionable radio stunt that was subsequently stopped due to public outrage. In this case, however, the news media is AWOL. Every year the media covers the Hallmark holiday we call Valentine’s Day with shallow, mushy stories about marriage proposals, make-your-own-valentine treats and the area’s most romantic restaurants. But this year, when 95.5 WKQI, a highly rated station in the market, had a very different, more cynical...
  • Video: Zoo Goes Erotic For Valentine's Day

    02/13/2009 6:01:50 AM PST · by careyb · 6 replies · 563+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/12/09 | ABC News
    Spoil your wife or girlfriend.
  • Religious police break hearts in Saudi Arabia (Valentine's Day is taboo)

    02/12/2009 7:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | February 12, 2009 | Donna Abu-Nasr
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Just days before Valentine's Day, a young Saudi woman desperately searched for a red teddy bear to buy for her boyfriend. But all Nof Faisal could find were blue and white ones, minus the "I love you" she wanted hers to declare. It's not because the store couldn't keep up with demand. It is because fear of the religious police forced the store's owner to strip the shelves of all red items, including the hottest-selling item: heart-festooned red plastic handcuffs inscribed, "Take me, I'm yours." As Feb. 14 approaches, the police begin inspecting gift shops for...
  • Organization Plans ‘Valentines for Veterans’ Concerts

    02/11/2009 4:49:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 164+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2009 – A nonprofit organization and officials from four Veterans Affairs hospitals joined forces to plan four free “Valentines for Veterans” concerts to show appreciation to veterans and their families. “Our hope is that the concerts will boost awareness of local VA medical centers, increase understanding of the issues facing severely wounded veterans as well as their families, and encourage people to visit hospitalized veterans or consider volunteering at their local VA,” Mike Lynch, executive director of Help Hospitalized Veterans, said. The free concerts -- scheduled for four cities over three days, starting tomorrow -- are...
  • Marine Barracks Holds Valentine Lunch for Wounded Warriors (Brothers Loving Brothers: Marine Style)

    02/17/2008 3:22:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 405+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2008 – It was a Valentine’s Day lunch, and there was a lot of love in the air for wounded warriors at the Marine Barracks here yesterday. Retired Marine Gen. Peter Pace and his wife, Lynne, continued a tradition they started during his service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Paces hosted picnics at their quarters for wounded warriors and their families, and hosted this at historic Crawford Hall – a beautifully restored section of the Marine Barracks founded in 1801. The Marine Band’s “Free Country Quartet” – down to a trio due to...
  • Kashmiri separatists raid restaurants on Valentine's Day

    02/15/2008 2:49:44 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 67+ views
    AFP ^ | 02/14/2008 | Staff
    SRINAGAR, India (AFP) — A Kashmiri Islamic women's group Thursday raided restaurants to prevent young Muslim couples from meeting on Valentine's Day, an event it denounced by as "anti-Islamic." "We have formed a number of squads to educate young couples that Valentine's Day is a Western conspiracy to involve Muslims in vulgar activities," said Nahida, a member of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or Daughters of Faith, as she took part in a swoop on a restaurant in Srinagar. The women's group, all covered from head-to-toe, did not encounter any resistance as couples patiently listened to them and left restaurants. Nahida, who did not...
  • Valentine's Day Advice to Guys

    02/14/2008 1:31:36 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 9 replies · 94+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 02/14/08 | vanity
    Today, I cover (briefly) some advice to guys about Valentines, and such.
  • 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."...
  • Political Valentine’s Day: Democrats, Republicans All Need the Love

    02/14/2008 5:05:07 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 3 replies · 80+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | February 14, 2008 | Lucia Bill
    Watching U.S. leaders snap and backbite, do you ever ask yourself: Where is the love? Do you ever wonder what the love lives of the presidential candidates are like? Me neither, but if there is a fitting time to inquire into their romantic practices, Valentine’s Day is it. The office comes with expectations of personal accountability as much as it does with political accountability, and a nation that reads more Us Weekly than Newsweek is bound to be curious. When the Kenneth Starr report appeared, outraged politicians from both ends of the spectrum deemed it “pornographic” and “dirt and filth.”...
  • Tickle Your Girl’s Fancy With A Slider For Valentine’s Day, White Castle, That Is

    02/14/2008 4:02:34 AM PST · by toddlintown · 23 replies · 241+ views
    Beer (& More) In Food ^ | 2-14-2008 | Bob Skilnik
    White Castle is going all out for Valentine’s Day. From 5 to 9 P.M., you can bring your date to one of the most romantic eating establishments that money can buy. Imagine bellying up to a table, decked out with a sexy red table cloth and a plate full of heaven! Call ahead for reservations in these cities:
  • This Valentine's Day Give Your Loved One a Chocolate Jalapeno

    02/13/2008 11:27:37 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies · 637+ views
    KVEO ^ | 02/13/2008
    Looking for something to really ignite your love life? You've heard of chocolate covered strawberries or bon-bon's, how about chocolate covered jalapeno's. Chocolatier, Yvonne Sandoval at Berry Delicious in Elsa says she concocted a recipe like no other. Sandoval says, instead of long-stemmed roses, why not give your special someone, some short-stemmed pipin' hot jalapeno's dripping with luscious chocolate. She says, the tingle on your lips, leaves a lasting effect, you'll go crazy for. These sweet peppers, which cost $3 dollars each are really selling fast. People from all over the country are calling to place orders or by visiting...
  • MORFORD: The 20 worst Valentine's gifts

    02/13/2008 7:59:41 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 38+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/13/8 | Mark Morford
    Love means never accidentally running over her cat with a lawnmower. Also, avoid these - I am, as always, here to help. This Valentine's Day, be sure to avoid these highly unpleasant gifts. Hey, you want to find love and have sex, right? I mean, someday? OK then. 1) Copy of $3.1 trillion Bush budget. Do not tell that special someone you love them by gutting arts funding in schools, mental health services, Medicare and Medicaid and programs that bring low-income kids to Washington as you create record deficits and humiliate the nation once again, all in an effort to...
  • Leah Garchik { Valentine Lines }

    02/12/2008 8:04:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 77+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/12/8 | Leah Garchik
    Once again, with Valentine's Day approaching, we set out on the road to romance, a story told this year in three columns of overheard quotes. There's nothing simple about the arc of a relationship. First, individuals contemplate imaginary prospects:-- "I get attractive ... after six drinks." (Woman on the dance floor at office Christmas party, overheard by Mark Larson.) -- "I'm not a bad guy ... a little creepy maybe, but not a bad guy." (Man to man, overheard walking near the UC Berkeley campus by June Vonich.)-- "I need to find a boyfriend because I need to argue with...
  • No red roses for Saudi sweethearts on Valentines Day

    02/11/2008 9:26:25 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 35 replies · 100+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02-11-08
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's religious police have banned red roses ahead of Valentine's Day, forcing couples in the conservative Muslim nation to think of new ways to show their love. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has ordered florists and gift shop owners in the capital Riyadh to remove any items coloured scarlet, which is widely seen as symbolising love, newspapers said. "They visited us last night," the Saudi Gazette quoted an unidentified florist as saying. It is not unusual for the Saudi vice squad to clamp down ahead of Valentine's Day, which it...
  • America Supports You: Group Facilitates Valentine’s Day Greetings

    02/07/2008 3:37:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 107+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2008 – Letting servicemembers know they’re not forgotten this Valentine’s Day couldn’t be easier, thanks to a national troop-support group’s online care package program. Operation Homefront’s “eCarePackage” program allows American citizens to send care packages to servicemembers and their families. The program also is available for military families to send and receive packages. “(Servicemembers and their families) just have to register, but it’s completely secure,” said Meredith Leyva, founder of Operation Homefront. “We don’t share any private information, not even first names.” When servicemembers or their family members register, they’re assigned a number that becomes their...
  • America Supports You: Patriot Party Fetes Vets with Valentines

    02/05/2008 3:31:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 64+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2008 – Hundreds of volunteers across the country will make sure troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan feel loved on Valentine’s Day. Project Prayer Flag, a California based troop-support group, will host four packing parties Feb. 9 to put together “Patriot Packs.” Two will take place in the group’s home state, a third will be in Hawaii, and the fourth in Wisconsin. Patriot Packs contain cloth American flags and now include handmade valentines. “We are excited to see volunteers from Hawaii, California and Wisconsin simultaneously working together for the first time to help our troops,” said...
  • America Supports You: Groups Gear Up to Send Valentines to Troops

    01/29/2008 3:52:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 60+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2008 – Hearts at home are gearing up to connect with hearts overseas through an America Supports You effort to send valentines to servicemembers. The effort is part of the America Supports You program’s calendar that provides a year’s worth of ways to show appreciation for U.S. troops and their families. America Supports You is a Defense Department initiative that helps to showcase America’s support for the troops and their families. “Every February, loved ones exchange flowers, candy and cards, but for troops overseas who are separated from the ones they love, Valentine’s Day can be...
  • America Supports You: Partnership Remembers Troops at Valentine's Day

    01/17/2008 4:51:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 52+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2008 – Troops serving in Iraq this February will see a little Valentine love from the states thanks to a partnership between a troop-support group and a regional video store. On Jan. 15, 25 Family Video stores in the Central Illinois area began collecting DVDs and Valentines for the troops, said Eric Schuller, president of Operation Homefront’s Illinois chapter. The effort is part of the “Send a Soldier a Movie and a Valentine” campaign, which will end Jan. 29. Operation Homefront is a supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations...
  • Rushdie reveals Valentine's tradition: a fatwa reminder

    02/14/2007 1:20:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 525+ views
    Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 (CBC) - Award-winning author and essayist Salman Rushdie got back into the classroom on Tuesday, teaching his first world literature class at Atlanta's Emory University. In addition to counting Rushdie as its writer-in-residence for the next five years, Emory is now also the holder of his literary archive, which includes journals, letters, e-mails, photos, unpublished works and manuscripts - including more than 1,000 typewritten pages from his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses. Asked why he chose to donate his archive to Emory, a school which he had only visited once before for during a 2004 lecture...
  • Serenade your sweetie with sausages this Valentine's Day

    02/12/2007 3:21:07 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 76 replies · 835+ views
    journaltimes.com ^ | 2-12-07 | editors
    At MLB Auctions, you can purchase a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers' Racing Sausages for your significant other. The sausages will visit the intended between 1-2 p.m. on Valentine's Day at their home or work. Bids are limited to a 45-mile radius of Milwaukee, which includes Racine County (and given that sales tax we continue to pay, it'd better). The starting bid is $650, and no bids have been placed. The package includes four club level tickets to the game of your choice during the April 18-22 homestand at Miller Park.
  • The official weekend (substitute) thread (9-11th Feb 2007)

    02/09/2007 9:20:30 PM PST · by snugs · 466 replies · 2,914+ views
    9th February 2007 | Snugs
    Next week is Valentine's Day which for some of us if we are single can be depressing on the other hand we do not have the dilemma will We buy the right bottle of perfume, wine or box of chocolates. Will we pick the right restaurant, movie or play. Instead of concentrating on the lack of a partner at the time of year lets look at the positives of our lives as singles. Places we can go, things we can do without having to negotiate with a partner. Some may have children or elderly parents which means you are restricted...
  • Whispers With Bias (Card. Schoenborn of Vienna does NOT bless homosexual couples)

    02/21/2006 7:02:13 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies · 343+ views
    The Cafeteria is Closed ^ | February 20, 2006 | Gerald Augustinus
    WHISPERS WITH BIAS ....would be Rocco Palmo's Indian name. ... He reports on a blessing ceremony at the Cathedral of Vienna, where homosexuals where also blessed. His account, however, deliberate or not, is not quite accurate in the most crucial question. OK, it seems that St. Blog's will want some 'splaining on this one.... Gay couples were apparently included in the Valentine's Day liturgy at the Stephansdom in Vienna, and it's being hung around Schonborn's neck like an albatross. Well. Schoen langsam, Rocco. I've read the German article. What happened? Valentine's Day blessings (not a Mass) for "people in love",...
  • Bolling Airmen share Valentine’s Day with veterans

    02/16/2006 5:27:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Linda Card and Master Sgt. Russell Petcoff
    /16/2006 - BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, Washington D.C. (AFPN) -- Ninety Air Force and civilian volunteers from Bolling and the Pentagon visited the Department of Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System Medical Center in Baltimore and the Baltimore VA Rehabilitation Center Feb. 14 as part of National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. Before the trip, members of the First Sergeants Council “shared their love” by sending the volunteers with snacks and drinks for the trip to Baltimore. The volunteers spent time talking with the veterans on the hospital wards, as well as in the pharmacy, the out-patient clinic and the...
  • Florida teen sends roses to 500 classmates

    02/16/2006 6:37:36 AM PST · by varyouga · 33 replies · 1,542+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/15/2006 | AP
    WESTON, Fla. - If any female juniors at Cypress Bay High School weren’t aware of classmate Paul Kim — they know him now. The 17-year-old junior ordered 500 red roses and had them delivered to nearly all his female classmates on Valentine’s Day. A card attached to the roses said, “To all the lovely ladies of 2007, here’s wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day. Affectionately, Paul Kim.”
  • Turning first love into lasting love one of God's gifts

    02/15/2006 6:27:00 AM PST · by klossg · 11 replies · 493+ views
    The Daily Press ^ | Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 09:22:16 AM | Dr. Darrel M. Robertson
    “The Ten Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts” — I clicked on this MSN.com heading because Valentine’s Day is near and like most guys I'm ... well, the word is “clueless.” The article was, unfortunately, not encouraging. Roses (I assumed I had a perpetual winner here) and chocolate were deemed too predictable. OK. Next advice — “anything that looks like an appliance” should be avoided like the plague. Even a Norwegian knows that (to my personal dismay). Ditto for gift certificates — pragmatism, rationality, you see, are out. What's a guy to do? Here's the advice: be creative (right!), prove to her...