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  • Reports: Man sends Valentine flowers for all wife's life, even after his death

    02/17/2015 10:59:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Victoria Malmer
    According to kcwy13.com, husband Jim Golay, 53, died of an inoperable brain tumor last year, less than a year after his diagnosis. In fact, he not only sent this year's roses, he arranged with a local flower shop to send her flowers every Valentine's Day until her death, according to kcwy13.com.
  • Black Couple Refuses to Tip “Racist” Waiter on Valentine’s Day after “Caucasians” Got Check First

    02/16/2015 10:09:06 AM PST · by rightistight · 160 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/16/15 | Aurelius
    A waiter has posted a check online, which he claims was from Valentine's Day. On it, a lengthy, angry note is written, telling the waiter that he was "stereotyping" his customers by assuming he would receive no tip. Therefore, because he stereotyped them, he received no tip. The bill came to a sizable $163.40. Next to "tip," two lines were drawn through indicating that the waiter would receive nothing extra. The explanation was on the back of the receipt... You can see the note below:
  • 'Love is all you need': Michelle Obama quotes The Beatles in loving tweet to the President

    02/15/2015 7:36:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Complete headline: 'Love is all you need': Michelle Obama quotes The Beatles in loving tweet to the President on Valentine's Day... as he spends the romantic day playing golf with friends They were apart for the romantic occasion. So America's First Couple took to Twitter to declare their love. In a nod to the Beatles' song All You Need Is Love, Michelle Obama tweeted: 'Love is all you need. #HappyValentinesDay, Barack. -mo'. The loving message was accompanied by a picture of the pair in a tender embrace. President Obama wished his wife a happy Valentine's Day at the end of...
  • CIA HEADQUARTERS IN LANGLEY REPORTEDLY ON LOCKDOWN

    02/15/2015 12:37:05 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 14, 2015
    According to accounts from a McLean, Virginia resident, the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia are on lockdown for an unknown reason. Photos provided to Breitbart News show the entrance from the road barred and police tape around the perimeter. Patrol cars were reportedly on hand as well. The local resident also stated that the rear entrance to the facility was also blocked.
  • Valentine's Day: Did any FReepers enjoy time with their Daughters today?

    02/14/2015 9:28:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    Feb. 14, 2015 | Vanity
    I didn't see any FReeper Valentine's day stories, which usually means hanging out with your significant other (ie. Honey).Anyone here hang out with their lovely daughters today?
  • Soul mate stories: She gave him a kidney, he gave her his heart

    02/14/2015 10:00:28 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    http://www.azfamily.com ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | Daphne Sashin
    (CNN) -- Ashley McIntyre had no idea who Danny Robinson was when she heard he was searching for a kidney. He was the same age as her and had already been through so much. Diagnosed at age 16 with IgA nephropathy, an inflammatory kidney disease, Danny had been in kidney failure since 2012, the same year he lost his father to brain cancer.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Solar System Portrait

    02/14/2015 5:10:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | February 14, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: On another Valentine's Day 25 years ago, cruising four billion miles from the Sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back one last time to make this first ever Solar System family portrait. The complete portrait is a 60 frame mosaic made from a vantage point 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. In it, Voyager's wide angle camera frames sweep through the inner Solar System at the left, linking up with gas giant Neptune, the Solar System's outermost planet, at the far right. Positions for Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are indicated by letters, while the Sun is...
  • Valentines Day A Kabbalistic Analysis

    02/09/2015 4:34:06 PM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 2 replies
    Free Republic (update) ^ | 20th of Sh'vat, 5775 | Mordechi ben Avram
    Valentines Day A Kabbalistic Analysis There is a very real link between Soul Mates and Valentines Day. First, some foundation. Every week in the synagogues a section of the Torah and Prophets are read. There are special readings for festivals and special Sabbaths. Shabbat Shekalim (from Wikipedia) Shabbat Shekalim ("Sabbath [of] shekels" שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tabernacle, or mishkan (משכן). The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 (the beginning of Parasha Ki Tisa) is read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Shabbat Notice Half! Torah Portion for Shabbat Shekalim...
  • 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 Valentine’s 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 Parenthood’s 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...
  • Love and Fidelity on Campus

    02/19/2014 12:11:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2014 | Ashley Herzog
    I’ll never forget an article by Hannah Rosin, author of the book The End of Men, titled “Boys on the Side.” The article, which was simultaneously depressing and unintentionally comical, described the state of relationships and gender dynamics on college campuses. She began by focusing on a typical couple: “The porn pic being passed around on the students’ cellphones at an Ivy League business-­school party last fall was more prank than smut…One of the women had already seen the photo five times before her boyfriend showed it to her, so she just moved her pitcher of beer in front of...
  • Pope shares Valentine's Day with 10,000 engaged couples

    02/15/2014 1:39:40 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 14, 2014 | Diogenes
    “To stay together and to know how to love each other for ever is the challenge Christian married couples face,” Pope Francis said during an unusual meeting on February 14—Valentine’s Day—with more than 10,000 engaged couples. The meeting, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family, drew a far larger audience than Vatican officials had expected. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, whose office arranged the day’s events, conceded that “numbers are not everything,” but was clearly happy with the attendance of so many young couples, telling L’Osservatore Romano that “their enthusiasm says a lot.” The day’s events began with a series...
  • And now for an educational Valentine's poem from Cupid Obama

    02/14/2014 4:28:52 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Obviously this is Photoshopped, you can tell by the hair on his chest. Sorry for the visual right before you go out with your loved ones. Well, not really... ;-P
  • If Valentine's Day cards were written by evil leftist dictators what would they say?

    02/14/2014 2:38:33 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Now you know...
  • Obama has a special Valentine's Day message for America's kids...

    02/14/2014 2:36:53 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Happy Valentine's! Jim's FReepin Obama in Fresno! Updates Here Afterward (FReepathon Thread XXVII)

    02/14/2014 11:59:15 AM PST · by onyx · 356 replies
    Free Republic | February 14, 2014 | onyx
    Click here to pledge your support via secure server ^ Free Republic is Your Voice and Your Forum!We Really Need and Appreciate Your Loyal Support! PLEASE Make Your Donation Today, Monthly, if You POSSIBLY & RELIABLY can! Dearest Wonderful, Fabulous, Awesome FReeper-Patriots, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Like I mentioned, Jim and our Fresno/Central Valley Chapter are going to FReep the cowardly Marxist today, when he steps off Air Force One in Fresno, CA! WOO-HOO!!! PLEASE allow for a little time lapse for the posting of your wonderful, generous donations, because Jim will be operating from his tablet, but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE,...
  • 18 candy hearts for liberals

    02/14/2014 10:16:27 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • 8 Valentines Day memes and graphics for the funny bone

    02/14/2014 10:14:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    My Valentines posts are going to be political (for example), but this one is devoted to the funny non-political stuff I've also found...
  • Valentines Day A Gift From GOD!

    02/14/2014 10:02:23 AM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 2 replies
    TANACH | 1 Adar 14, 5774 | Mordechi ben Avram
    This is what I've discovered and I have to bring something to the table! Enjoy! The Hebrew sages have said that everything that ever was or ever will be is in the Torah, correct! "Ben (son of) Bag Bag said: Turn the Torah over and over for everything is in it. Look into it, grow old and worn over it, and never move away from it, for you will find no better portion than it." Pirkei Avos *** Even Valentines Day! *** Shabbat Shekalim and Valentines Day, Cause and Effect Valentines Day A Gift From G-D! Note: I use the...
  • Planned Parenthood Tweets Valentine Day Message With Condom Replacing Wedding Ring

    02/14/2014 9:13:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood’s president has already told the women of America that they need abortions on Valentine’s Day rather than flowers or a fancy dinner. plannedparenthood91Now, the Maryland affiliate of the nation’s biggest abortion company is telling women they need condoms instead of a wedding ring. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day today, Planned Parenthood Maryland tweeted out a picture of a box that would normally contain a wedding ring, replaced with a condom. The picture contains the message, “Will you be my birth control?” That’s typical for Planned Parenthood: all sex, no relationship. Two more days until Valentine’s...
  • She's no Dutch Prime Minister, but it looks like this blonde could hang w/Obama this Valentines Day

    02/14/2014 8:23:43 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I didn't say anything about her being hot...
  • Happy Valentine's Day! 10 fun facts you didn't know

    02/14/2014 7:42:30 AM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    NDTV ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Anisha Bhatia
    It's Valentine's Day! Someone rightly said, "There is no remedy for love but to love more." With all the gooey love talk surrounding us this day, is it really just about the romance, love and tęte-ŕ-tęte candy hearts? I wanted to dig out the back-story to find out how it all began. Presenting, a lowdown on Valentine's Day.
  • The annual Free Republic Valentines Day thread.

    02/14/2014 3:24:41 AM PST · by rightly_dividing · 35 replies
    Free Republic | 2-14-2014 | Self
    This is the day to get warm and fuzzy publicly about your mate. Mushy is okay today guys. Tell us about your gal(or guy) and let the world know what a wonderful mate you have. Then send her a link to this thread to let her(or him) know that you told the world what a great person you have in your life.
  • 9 Valentine's Day cards from Democrats

    02/13/2014 4:26:59 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    If Democrats wrote their own Valentine's Day cards there may be a lot of thought that goes into them, but you wont fine much love...
  • Everything you need to know about the Obama presidency with 4 candy hearts

    02/12/2014 12:36:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The Obama Administration: An illustrated history...
  • Planned Parenthood: Women Want Abortions for Valentine’s Day

    02/10/2014 6:23:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A box of chocolates? No. A nice date to a fancy restaurant? No. Flowers? No. How about a massage, doing the dishes or taking the kids for the day? Nope, not that either. If you’re a husband or boyfriend looking for what to get for or do for your special someone for Valentine’s Day, Planned Parenthood has the answer: abortion. In a new video featuring Cecile Richards, the CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business, abortion is apparently what women want for Valentine’s Day. The following is a Vine video the abortion activist is promoting on Facebook and Twitter today....
  • Le Affaires d'Etat

    02/10/2014 8:54:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-10-2014 | MOTUS
      Off we go! Our going-to-dinner entourage and bomb squad Yes, I saw the headline too: “Date night for the Obamas: President and First Lady enjoy romantic Mexican meal together as they prepare to spend Valentines Day apart.” A ghost sighting outside the Oyamel restaurant Saturday night Okay, we did have dinner on Saturday at Oyamel, Jose Andres downscale Mexican restaurant that specializes in tacos and guacamole that cost twice as much as they do at a real Mexican restaurant. Butt let me be clear: this was most assuredly NOT a “romantic” dinner. What part of “downscale” do you not...
  • Obama Has Another Special Valentine's Day Card For America

    See the first one here.
  • Puritan Valentine's Day Cards

    02/14/2013 3:47:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    CollegeHumor ^ | February 12, 2013 | Alex Z. Rogers
    (click link to view images and reader comments)
  • Would God Approve of ChristianMingle?

    02/14/2013 3:27:49 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 34 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 14, 2013 | JP
    Today is Valentine’s Day. For the happily married among us, it’s probably not that big a deal. Because when you have someone you love, who you’re doing life with, every day is Valentine’s Day. Things are different for singles looking for love: Those who’ve never experienced holy matrimony. Those who once were married but – for one reason or another – sadly parted ways with their spouse. Those who have lost a beloved husband or wife to illness or other tragedy. As I reflect upon Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of a sermon I heard a couple years ago while...
  • Love, Commitment, and Valentine’s Day

    02/14/2013 2:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jerry Newcombe
    There’s nothing very romantic about a man being beheaded because of his politically incorrect views. But February 14 marks the 1744th anniversary when tradition tells us that St. Valentine was executed in the Roman Empire for practicing his Christianity. This was under a persecution of Emperor Claudius II, who banned his soldiers from marrying because he thought that single men could serve as better warriors. He also forced the emperor-worship of a predecessor, Gallienus, upon the empire. This was something practicing Jews and Christians could not do---they worshiped God alone. Author Bill Federer notes the consequences of Claudius’ actions on...
  • Obama Has A Very Special Valentine For America

    02/14/2013 12:37:23 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Candy Hearts Made Just For Liberal Democrats

    02/14/2013 11:13:30 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't mean to brag...but I got #LiberalCandyHearts trending on Twitter for a time yesterday (my first time getting a hashtag to trend).Most of these are my own, some were taken from my favorites that others came up with.
  • Is romance dead in Pakistan? Valentine’s Day under fire by conservatives

    02/14/2013 7:47:28 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-14-2013 | AP
    ISLAMABAD — Romance is not dead in Pakistan, but it’s under attack. Conservatives in Pakistan tacked up posters urging people to boycott Valentine’s Day on Thursday, saying it’s a western-inspired event that’s spreading vulgarity in their country. Romantics fought back with an arsenal of flowers, pink teddy bears and heart-shaped balloons. “Here in this part of Pakistan we are faced with bomb blasts, and we don’t have much opportunity to enjoy and celebrate so to me it is one of those few occasions to celebrate,” said Taimur Hassan, a 29-year-old man working in the northwestern city of Peshawar. He was...
  • Happy Valentines Day

    02/14/2013 7:35:19 AM PST · by rightly_dividing · 33 replies
    2.14.2013 | Self
    Happy Valentines Day. I have the best wife that anyone could want. Surely I am not alone. Come on, Freeper guys, tell me if you have a great bride and why. Freeper ladies, you are invited to participate also.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Valentines's Day To Our Troops!! ~ 14 February 2013

    02/13/2013 6:03:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 103 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Valentine's Day to Our Troops!! ~ AERIAL REFUELING An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling mission over the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 10, 2012. The Strike Eagle is assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing and the Stratotanker is assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ethan Morgan Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING U.S. Marine Corps Lance...
  • Love's Day is Long

    02/13/2013 8:57:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Consider this a love letter to a lady I saw only for a moment. Thirty years ago. She was passing on a trolley car, and I was on a bus headed in the opposite direction. It was in a city called Leningrad back then. I wonder if she's still living. Has she changed as much as Russia has since? Or maybe she hasn't changed very much at all, as Russia hasn't. She lingers in the mind. Today an older but no wiser newspaperman in Little Rock, Ark., sits down to write 800 words about Valentine's Day and there she...
  • Mosque's donation to charity prompts closing of account (CAIR seethes)

    03/11/2005 6:18:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 1,236+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | March 11, 2005 | AP
    PALOS HILLS, Ill. (AP) A local bank has closed a mosque's account after it donated money to an Islamic charity under federal investigation for allegedly helping terrorists. Family Bank and Trust Co. closed the account of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview after the mosque wrote two checks to the Islamic American Relief Agency, according to the mosque's imam, Sheikh Jamal Said. Mosque Foundation president Oussama Jamal said the mosque made its donations in August and September, before the federal government froze the charity's assets and raided its Missouri offices in October. The Treasury Department alleged Islamic American Relief was part...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Play with a condom, get extra credit

    02/15/2012 12:53:06 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 2/15/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    As The Chronicle reported today, Galileo High School celebrated Valentine’s Day with a “Love Fest” that featured same-sex marriage ceremonies and safer-sex games. In one exercise, students puts on goggles “that made their vision slightly blurry, simulating a drunken state.” A teacher told students “to put a condom on a wooden penis. Most of the students left air in the condom tip, which could lead to breakage, and that prompted an instructional rebuke from (teacher Raina) Meyers.”
  • Bound, naked in a Subaru: Valentine's Day role-playing ends badly

    02/15/2012 9:38:49 AM PST · by Theoria · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | 14 Feb 2012 | Kim Murphy
    It was Valentine's Day in Portlandia -- should anyone have been upset about a little friendly bondage action in the back of a Subaru? Well, yes. The Portland Police Bureau was plenty upset, and the lovers, identified as Nikolas Harbar, 31, and Stephanie Pelzner, 26, are under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct in the second degree.Portland may be a city that has always prided itself on its eccentricities, but police said the red alert that went out when Pelzner was glimpsed bound and naked in the back of the car was a Valentine too far. It began shortly after...
  • Obama follows his own advice to 'go big' this Valentine's Day by treating wife Michelle

    02/15/2012 4:32:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies · 1+ views
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2012 | Lydia Warren
    Complete title: Obama follows his own advice to 'go big' this Valentine's Day by treating wife Michelle to lavish dinner at top restaurant After warning men across the country 'go big' this Valentine's day, it appears President Obama took his own advice. He treated the First Lady to dinner at pricey restaurant Vermilion where plates of caviar, beef and chocolate truffle tarts were on offer. [Snip] It is believed they enjoyed the restaurant's lavish Valentine's menu, which included lobster tortelloni, beef with truffle jus and passion fruit cheesecake. The four-course menu costs $75 for one person - minus the...
  • Newt Gingrich reveals sexy Valentine’s Day plans for wife Callista while stumping in California

    02/14/2012 7:43:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 68 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/14/2012 | By Aliyah Shahid
    Newt Gingrich wants America to know he's a lover, not a fighter. The struggling Republican presidential candidate coyly dished on his Valentine's Day plans for third wife Callista, promising she would not be disappointed. Gingrich was at a campaign stop in El Monte Calif. on Monday when an audience member asked what his Feb. 14 plans were. "All I can promise is that I believe she will be quite happy," the ex-House Speaker said to hoots and whistles from the audience. "I think for the first time in a while we'll have a private dinner and just hopefully exchange gifts...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-14-12, Memorial, St. Cyril, Monk, St. Methodius, Bishop

    02/13/2012 9:46:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies · 1+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-14-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 14, 2012   Memorial of Saint Cyril, monk, and Saint Methodius, Bishop   Reading 1 Jas 1:12-18 Blessed is he who perseveres in temptation,for when he has been proven he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.No one experiencing temptation should say,"I am being tempted by God";for God is not subject to temptation to evil,and he himself tempts no one.Rather, each person is tempted when lured and enticed by his desire.Then desire conceives and brings forth sin,and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death. Do not be deceived, my beloved...
  • Muslims Told Valentine’s 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 Valentine’s 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 Valentine’s 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 Valentine’s trap), Muslims were told that asking someone to...
  • Call for Boycott of Starbucks on Valentine's Day Over Gun Policy

    01/24/2012 10:21:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 23 January, 2012 | Mark Berman
    An anti-gun group is attempting to organize a nationwide Valentine's Day boycott of Starbucks over the coffee chain's gun policy. Starbucks does not ban guns in its stores; rather, it defers to local laws. The National Gun Victim's Action Council (NGAC) says that amounts to a pro-gun policy that endangers customers. "Starbucks allowing guns to be carried in thousands of their stores significantly increases everyone's risk of being a victim of gun violence," NGAC CEO Elliot Fineman said in a news release. "Open and conceal and carry are among the reasons there are 12,000 gun homicides each year in the...
  • Iran Bans Valentine's Day

    02/15/2011 6:53:44 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Melik Kaylan
    In another sign of its ever more improvisational approach to governance, the Iranian regime has outlawed Valentine's Day. "Symbols of hearts, half-hearts, red roses, and any activities promoting this day are banned," announced state media last month. "Authorities will take legal action against those who ignore the ban." Some 70% of Iran's population is said to be under the age of 30, so it seems natural that Valentine's Day has caught on in a country where the young keep trying to find non-state-mandated rituals to call their own. The state, for its part, continues to respond with a Whack-a-Mole approach...
  • Modern Love

    02/14/2011 5:20:52 PM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/14/11 | Mitch Albom
    "Hey, Grandpa. Can I ask you something?" "Sure, Adam." "What's Valentine's Day about?" "It's a day to celebrate love." "Yeah … I don't get it." "Romance?" "Still don't get it." "Well, you have a girlfriend, right? The one with the tattoos?" "Ink, Grandpa." "Ink. I don't know her name because you never bring her inside." "Her parents call her Emily. But that's lame. She goes by sweetcakes77@yahoo.com." "I see. But she's your girl?" "Whoa. That's like, way, possessive, Gramps. We just hang." "How long have you been … hanging?" "Six years." "And what are you doing for Valentine's Day?" "That's...
  • Candy Hearts For "Progressives"

    02/14/2011 5:01:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Provided they're calorie free to appease the first lady here's a series of candy hearts "progressives" might give each other on Valentine's Day. Please don't confuse this with "progressives candy asses"...which are completely indistinguishable from plain old "progressives". Happy Valentine's Day!
  • HAPPY VALENTINS DAY..list the greatest love songs ever

    02/14/2011 3:41:46 PM PST · by patriot08 · 144 replies · 5+ views
    vanity | 2/14/11 | Patriot8
    . Valentine's Day Songs and romance have gone together since the beginning of time. Everyone falls in love sometime in their life, or reminisces about their past loves. Some of the greatest love songs have been with us since we can remember. . Throughout history, people have expressed their emotions through love songs and love poems.. The best love songs of all time have created magic and helped two hearts become one with their lovely romantic lyrics and rhythms. Here are a few of my favorites- some old, some new and even some C/W. What are yours? MY HEART WILL...
  • Did you forget Valentine's Day? We've got your out!

    02/14/2011 9:54:37 AM PST · by DogwoodSouth · 11 replies
    Southern-Fried Catholicism ^ | 2-14-2011 | Brad Noel
    Poor St. Valentine. He never asked for it. He never asked that his name come to be associated with cheap candy and heart-shaped mylar balloons. I'm pretty sure he would have never guessed - not in a million years - that he would become synonymous with romantic crushes, red foil heart decorations and free hug coupons. What a horrid fate. All we know about him is that he was buried along the Via Flaminia (an ancient Roman road which led from the city to the Adriatic Sea) on February 14th. We're not even positive about the year, but it was...
  • Man dropped off wife before elevator mishap

    02/14/2011 8:19:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 13, 2011 | Andy Grimm and Serena Maria Daniels
    George Davis had planned a special night for his wife. To celebrate her birthday and Valentine’s Day, Davis had scored tickets for the couple to take in a rare concert by Anita Baker Saturday night at the Chicago Theater, his family said.