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  • 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 tête-à-tête 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.
  • Malaysian Muslims warned against Valentine's Day (JAKIM: day is "synonymous with vice activities")

    02/13/2011 9:42:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/13/11 | AFP
    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – As couples around the world ready for Valentine's Day, Islamic officials in Malaysia have warned Muslims against celebrating something "synonymous with vice activities." The warning follows plans announced last week by several Malaysian states who are planning a crackdown on "immoral acts" during Valentine's Day as part of a campaign to encourage a sin-free lifestyle. "In reality, as well as historically, the celebration of Valentine's Day is synonymous with vice activities," Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, head of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM), which oversees the country's Islamic policies, told state media. "Islam would reject...
  • Knowles Expecting Surge Of Marriages On Monday (Chattanooga, TN)

    02/13/2011 5:50:46 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    Chattanoogan ^ | February 12, 2011 | Staff
    Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles, noting that Valentines Day is a favorite day of the year for some couples to tie the knot, said he is getting ready for a rush on his marriage license office. Mr. Knowles said, “If the past is a prediction of the future, our office will experience another high number of couples applying for a marriage license on Monday.” Couples must present proof of age. Acceptable identification is driver's license, birth certificate or passport. Mr. Knowles said, “The Tennessee General Assembly enacted a law in 2002 requiring couples to complete a premarital preparation course. The...
  • America's Most Romantic Restaurants

    02/12/2011 7:57:20 PM PST · by DemforBush · 21 replies
    Yahoo Travel ^ | 2/11/10 | Sarah Storms
    You know the clichés: long-stemmed roses, soft lighting, strolling violinists. Well, forget all that. Real romantic restaurants have cut the fluff. Instead, they’ve focused on what’s really important: great food and wine, excellent service, and an authentic ambience...
  • 15 Secrets Your Waiter Will Never Tell You

    02/11/2011 7:18:48 AM PST · by MissTed · 76 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | 2/2/11 | Staff
    What would two dozen servers from across the country tell you if they could get away with it? Well, for starters, when to go out, what not to order, what really happens behind the kitchen’s swinging doors, and what they think of you and your tips. Here, from a group that clears a median $8.01 an hour in wages and tips, a few revelations that aren’t on any menu. What you should know on Valentine's Day 1. Make reservations early. Restaurants usually don't have an abundance of tables for two. We need to time to plan where to put everyone....
  • 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.
  • No Valentine's: Saudi religious police see red

    02/15/2010 5:12:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 564+ views
    One News Now ^ | February 14, 2010 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has launched a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or otherwise allude to the banned celebration of Valentine's Day. A Saudi official says the feared religious police are inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners to get rid of them. Red-colored or heart-shaped items are legal at other times of the year, but as Feb. 14 nears they become contraband in Saudi Arabia...
  • Happy Violence Against Men Day!

    02/15/2010 6:43:46 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 9 replies · 596+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 14, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    In January of 1993, a coalition of women's groups in California announced a "study" showing that domestic violence against women reached its peak during the Super Bowl. In fact, they claimed, domestic violence increased by 40% during the big game. It turned out that the statistics were made up in order to highlight a very real issue. The numbers were always suspect; everyone knows men do not even notice women when football is on television. Fast forward to Valentine's Day. How many people realize that 48% of married men, and 41% of single men in long-lasting relationships, face physical, mental...
  • From Italy With Love: Chic Valentine’s Day Gifts

    02/14/2010 8:56:13 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 235+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Feb 14th, 2010 | Roberta & Giovanna, Italian Designers
    Who is better qualified than Roberta and Giovanna, two sisters and fashion designers from Nettuno in Italy, the land of love, romance and omnipresent style, to select ten must have Valentine’s Day gifts, sure to please the chic tastes of your sweetheart, partner and lover… 2. A Warm Embrace to Discover…What a great idea! A sweet and hidden embrace in a white wax candle. You have to light this candle and “the fire” to find her or his embrace! Such a romantic idea… isn’t it? So let’s “excite” your love with this amorous gift! The bronze sculpture is available in...
  • The City of Dreams

    02/14/2010 5:45:51 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 117+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 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....