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  • Heidi Cruz is her husband’s not-so-secret weapon, but could she hurt his campaign?

    02/06/2016 5:04:52 PM PST · by xzins · 72 replies
    MSN ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Lisa Mascaro
    Except for perhaps Bill Clinton, no candidate’s spouse in the 2016 presidential campaign has proved as productive and effective as Heidi Cruz. Beyond the mother-of-two charm that softens Sen. Ted Cruz’s hard edges, and her deep Christian faith, the California-born Heidi Cruz, 43, is an accomplished executive and political adviser — more in the model of Democrats like Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton than Republicans like Laura Bush. Her impressive resume includes a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, a stint in the George W. Bush White House and a high-paying job at investment giant Goldman Sachs, where...
  • What is Neo-Masculinity?

    02/03/2016 7:46:31 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 16 replies
    RooshV.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Roosh
    Neomasculinity combines traditional beliefs, masculinity, and animal biology into one ideological system. It aims to aid men living in Westernized nations that lack qualities such as classical virtue, masculinity in males, femininity in females, and objectivity, especially concerning beauty ideals and human behavior. It also serves as an antidote for males who are being programmed to accept Western degeneracy, mindless consumerism, and immoral state authority. The purpose of this article is to list and describe the principal doctrines of neomasculinity.
  • Nearer My God To Thee

    01/26/2016 9:15:55 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/26/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video in memory of loved ones and has the hymn, Nearer My God to Thee, by: Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848). I play instrumental and sing parts of this old and wonderful song. The pictures, are family, friends, many have passed . In the old picture at the beginning of my family, Mother, Father, brothers and sisters of 7 children. I am, left to right, second one over in front with a lolly-pop. Picture of Jesus is by; Greg Olson.
  • Calais Resident Brandishes Rifle at Migrants As His Little Girl Cowers Inside Their Home

    01/25/2016 8:23:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/16 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Video footage has emerged of a mob of migrants attacking a French family outside their home in Calais. The mob can be seen hurling objects at the family before one of the men within the house emerges with an air rifle to ward them off. The man was later taken into custody by police, but has been released while the regional prosecutor considers whether to pursue a case against him. The incident took place on Saturday afternoon during a large protest against borders stages by a range of socialist groups together with migrants from The Jungle migrant camp. According to...
  • Times that try men's souls vs living in interesting times

    01/20/2016 1:20:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 255 replies
    January 20, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    <p>I pray FR survives this election. Our forum has never been so divided. But even more so, I pray our divided nation survives. If traitor Hillary or communist Sanders is elected, it will be difficult to continue as a free nation without invoking certain clauses in the Declaration. Our constitution is certainly being put to the test.</p>
  • Donald Trump admits cutting off medical treatment for his nephew's sick baby

    01/10/2016 3:41:15 PM PST · by TBP · 196 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Updated: 01:50 EST, 4 January 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    *Trump's older brother Freddy died an alcoholic at the age of 43 in 1981 When Trump family patriarch Fred Sr. died in 1999, *Freddy's children were cut out of the will Donald helped draft *Donald admitted he reneged on a pledge to pay the medical bills for the medical care of the sick infant when the Freddy's children sued *Claimed Donald and his siblings had influenced their late grandfather to leave them out of his will Donald Trump has admitted cutting off medical treatment to his nephew’s sick baby after he allegedly had his alcoholic brother’s children cut out of...
  • Pew: Just 14 Percent of Families in the U.S. Structured Like the ‘Traditional’ Cleaver Family

    12/31/2015 5:21:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-30-2015 | CAROLINE MAY
    In 2014, just 14 percent of children under the age of 18 were living with parents in their first marriage with a father who worked and a stay-at-home mother. In the 1960s 50 percent of children lived in that family environment, declining to 26 percent in 1980 and continuing to decline until the 1990s when Pew reports the level began to remain more steady.
  • A List of Biblical Family Values to Cultivate

    12/30/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A List of Biblical Family Values to Cultivate Msgr. Charles Pope December 29, 2015 In Sunday's Feast of the Holy Family, the reading from the Letter to the Colossians sets forth values that ought to be cultivated by Christians, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of the Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, focuses in particular on the family, building to the conclusions about wives submitting to their husbands, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. For this reason, I use Colossians 3...
  • Nearer To Jesus Our Family Will Be

    12/27/2015 3:22:41 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/27/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video has the hymn, Nearer My God to Thee, by: Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848). I play and sing, this old and wonderful song, with my mandolin. The picture new ones also, are family, friends and scenic views. Ending picture of Jesus is by; Greg Olson. Thanks for watching.
  • The Christmas Candle

    12/25/2015 8:45:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/25/15 | William Kevin Stoos
    “Candle wicks, like memories, flicker faintly at times, and burn brightly at others.” Dickens could have been writing about my father, William Christian Stoos, when he said of Scrooge that he knew how to keep Christmas well. Dad was the Spirit of Christmas in our household. Each year he anticipated the holiday with a childlike glee. Although a stoic man, and deeply spiritual , he became a child at Christmas time—his favorite time of the year. Whether it was the gaudy Christmas tree with its 2,000 lights that warmed our cozy house, the pine candles and exotic incense that filled...
  • Estrangement

    12/20/2015 6:07:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    A friend was visiting that I only see on occasion. After talking about our common interests, he told me he was currently splitting his time between where he lived and where he grew up. That was because his 90-year-old father needed to have a family member nearby. After commending him for doing the right thing in taking care of his aging parent, I asked whether he had any siblings who could help. He stated he had one who was no longer in communication with him or his father. His answer as to why was because his father and the sibling...
  • Intruder Breaks Into Home And Gets BLOWN AWAY By Entire Family

    12/19/2015 7:30:53 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 55 replies
    Joe For America (Joe the Plummer) ^ | December 19, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Mitchell Large made the decision to break into a Florida home Monday morning but didn’t exactly face the greeting he was expecting. The family whose home he broke into were all packing heat. For Those Keeping Score: Armed Family 3; Intruder 0 [snip]
  • Meet the Farooks: The Modern Jihad Family

    12/09/2015 6:44:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 9, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Meet the Farooks: The Modern Jihad Family How did this anything-but-moderate family not attract any law enforcement attention? December 9, 2015 Robert Spencer When Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik murdered fourteen people and wounded twenty-one at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, Farook's family, having lawyered up, instructed its legal representatives to tell the world how shocked - shocked! - they were by the massacre. However, just as Captain Renault is handed his winnings immediately after telling Rick Blaine of his shock that gambling was going on in Rick's Café Americain, so also in this...
  • Till We Meet Nearer At Jesus Feet

    12/07/2015 3:12:19 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/07/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video is redone for sound improvement, full of memories and has two hymns, Nearer My God to Thee and Till We Meet Again. These hymns or covered by myself, playing my mandolin. Thanks a million for watching.
  • Report: Shooter's father says his son supported ISIS

    12/06/2015 6:22:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2015
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  • Norway: Christian Family Gets 5 Children Taken Away by Gov't for Teaching God Punishes Sin

    12/06/2015 7:20:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/04/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Child welfare services in Norway have reportedly removed five Christian children from their parents' home and placed them into foster care after the parents were accused of radicalizing and indoctrinating their children with Christianity. According to the British-based Christian Institute, Norway's child protection services, known as the Barnevernet, seized the three sons and two daughters of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu in mid-November. Although the family wasn't quite sure at the time why their children were being taken away from them, their lawyer discovered that the parents were being charged with Christian indoctrination. The family's ordeal began on Nov. 16 when...
  • Let Your Presence Be Your Present This Season

    12/03/2015 8:40:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    December is often the time of too many events, too many parties, too many obligations, too many gifts and too much family. There are quite a few Decembers in my recent memory where I did too much, slept too little and was worn out or sick by Christmas. The season can be -- if left unchecked -- exhausting rather than exhilarating. Last Sunday marked the beginning of Advent. It is the season that marks the expectation, the waiting and the preparation for Christmas, the celebration of Christ's birth. It also marks the beginning of the church year, when the readings...
  • Cruz campaign puts family out front

    11/28/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by Isara · 146 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    In the Texas senator's bid for the White House, his father and wife are the tip of the spear. To one degree or another, every candidate running for president has enlisted their family in their effort. But none have gone so far as Ted Cruz, whose surging campaign has placed his wife Heidi and father Rafael at the tip of the spear, leading fundraising and organizing efforts as if they were paid staffers.Neither has a formal title, but as the Texas senator continues to roll out endorsements and assemble a growing network of supporters in the early states and across...
  • Watts Love Got To Do With It? Everything

    11/26/2015 7:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Thanksgiving is an outward act of inner gratitude. This holiday is more than pumpkins, turkeys, and commercially hyped Black Fridays. Thanking God for our blessings, giving selflessly and generously, and loving one another is at the heart of this day, which should be a daily occurrence. Being thankful is not always a natural response. People rescued from brokenness tend to have a better perspective on gratitude. I'm daily reminded of being saved from abortion. I was conceived in rape, yet given the incredible opportunity, through adoption, to love and be loved. Today, as an adoptive father, I have the awesome...
  • Give More Thanks, and Pass the Mayonnaise

    11/26/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While a few members of my extended family celebrate Thanksgiving as a prelude to the sales that follow Thanksgiving, I think of it as the day before the turkey leftovers. To me, there is nothing better than a leftover turkey sandwich with mayonnaise, spicy mustard, icebox lettuce and tomato. We know the first American Thanksgiving story. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims and Indians came together to share their harvest. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting and football. While growing up in Carrollton, Georgia, I looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend, when our small town put...
  • ALPHA 2, The World's First Humanoid Robot for the Family

    11/11/2015 2:22:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Alpha 2, The World's First Humanoid Robot for the Family. Intelligent, Interactive and Expandable!
  • The Family's Not Dead

    11/05/2015 9:28:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Robert Knight
    SALT LAKE CITY - Riding on the bright, efficient light rail through the downtown, a visitor can feel the vibes of a shifting urban environment, plus some spectacular mountains. It's a little like cruising the wide, clean streets of Disneyland, except that instead of Goofy and Mickey, you might spot a few homeless people here and there. Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and other Mormon pioneers, the city feels safer than most, and the clean-cut Mormon influence is substantial. But the city has not been immune from the cultural decline of families and resultant government dependency. Utah's capital (pop....
  • The Crisis Of The American Working Class

    11/04/2015 12:36:06 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/4/15 | Ben Domenech
    The disturbing evidence about the health of white middle-aged American working class, discovered and publicized this week by Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case, is not tied to just one trend in the culture, policies, or economic factors at work within the United States. It is not the fault of one party or movement, but has multiple root causes. But it is something we all ought to be concerned about, both for the future fiscal and policy burden it represents, and for the broader lesson it tells us about how America is changing. The numbers clearly...
  • Is the ‘gay mafia’ behind the Synod on the Family?

    11/04/2015 4:51:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/3/15 | A Priest
    Is a homosexual agenda unduly influencing the outcome of the Synod on the family? It’s a question that needs to be raised because snippets gleaned from the Vatican in recent years seem to point in this direction... ...If this article has put the jigsaw together properly we must surmise that the sex abuse crisis is not over for the Church. The secular and Catholic media’s failure to report it accurately, and an over focus on paedophilia not homosexuality meant that sexually active gay men hiding behind dog collars remain free to betray their vows as priests. Having avoided exposure so...
  • Announcing My Personal Endorsement of Ted Cruz (Pastor Chappell)

    11/03/2015 12:15:18 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    PaulChappell.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Paul Chappell
    Last week, I gave my personal endorsement of Ted Cruz for President of the United States, and he asked if I would describe why I have done so. (I'd like to note that this is my personal endorsement only, not a ministry endorsement.)We are blessed in this election cycle with multiple candidates whose campaign positions are conservative and value based. For that, I am thankful. But to me there are a few areas that set Senator Ted Cruz apart, and I am honored that he asked for my endorsement:He is a Christian. Being a Christian is not a requirement for...
  • Report: Married Parents Raising Children Best Bet for Economic Prosperity of Family, Society

    10/23/2015 6:11:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    CNS ^ | October 22, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A report released by the American Enterprise Institutes Institute for Family Studies showed that strong families have a direct impact on the economy in the states where they live and work and that married parents raising children are better predictors of economic mobility, child poverty and median family income than other demographics such as race or education. Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty and higher median family income at the state level in the United States, the report stated. Using data from...
  • Where Are the Christian Celebrities on Marriage?

    10/21/2015 12:57:34 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 10/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Throughout history, and the world over, the union of one man and one woman is the foundation of every social institution. Strong and healthy marriages lead to strong and healthy families. Strong and healthy families lead to strong and healthy communities. Strong and healthy communities lead to strong and healthy churches, schools, businesses, governments, and so on. Whats more, marriage is the Crown of Creation. It is the priority relationship within the family, with all other relationships being subordinate, and functioning subject, to it. After our relationship with our Creator, the most important relationship in the universe is the relationship...
  • White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

    10/15/2015 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert King
    White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy. A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday. The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.The panel found that variations in "sexual orientation and gender identity are normal,...
  • Why Are Married Couples With Kids Wealthier Than Other Americans?

    10/14/2015 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    When the Census Bureau recently released its 2014 data on household income in the United States, the numbers once again pointed to a basic trend that this nation's liberal political and cultural elite has no interest in publicizing. Married people with children generally do better financially than other Americans. As previously noted in this column, this was true in 2013. We now know it remained true in 2014. The overall median household income in the United States in 2014 was $53,657. Female householders in a nonfamily household had a median income of $26,673, according to the Census Bureau's Table HINC-01....
  • Theres a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Wont Like It.

    10/13/2015 9:00:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Rob Myers ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rob Myers
    There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.That’s right. You’re not going to like it because it’s going to require you to do something personally, as opposed to shouting for the government, or anyone to “do something!”You ready? Here it is:“Notice those around you who seem isolated, and engage them.”If every one of us did this we’d have a culture that was deeply committed to ensuring no one was left lonely. And make no mistake, as I’ve written before loneliness is what causes these shooters to lash out. People with solid connections to other people don’t indiscriminately...
  • A Documentary You NEED to watch - "Divorce Corp"

    10/13/2015 5:58:34 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Short and sweet. If you have an hour and a half and want to watch something incredibly disturbing, go out on netflix or solarmovies.com and watch an excellently-done documentary, "Divorce Corp". We all see the articles posted here periodically about the atrocities and oxymorons of "family court". This shows just how bad things really are in family court in America, and both men (usually men) and women too, can be royally screwed by this system. Family court is a money racket for the judges, the lawyers, and the often-demanded to be hired "experts". Sobering enough to make you not want...
  • Sister Lucia: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.

    10/13/2015 10:11:44 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | October 12, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Rorate Caeli has released a translation of a remarkable interview, originally published in 2008, with Cardinal Carlo Caffara of Bologna. In it, he references correspondence he had with Sister Lucia, the principle visionary of Our Lady at Fatima: Q. There is a prophecy by Sister Lucia dos Santos, of Fatima, which concerns the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan. The battlefield is the family. Life and the family. We know that you were given charge by John Paul II to plan and establish the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family.
  • An Interview with the Progressive Mind

    10/12/2015 6:50:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Editor's Note: The following column is satire.To the limited extent they actually do, have you ever wondered how so-called “progressives” think? The progressive mind – let’s call it, “Progressy” – collectively hovers, like the Hindenburg, in that fantastical realm, that manmade utopia in waiting, that “fundamentally transformed” world that might only be, if … Hitler got it mostly wrong, Stalin, somewhat right, and Mao, with his “Great Leap Forward,” warmer still. Marx and Engels were red-hot-close, but, they, too, missed the mark, if only by an inch. Today’s hipper, gentler, more progressivish progressives are confident that, if we’d only give...
  • Cardinal: There is a lot of talk about compassision, ... But without truth, we are way off course.

    10/11/2015 6:26:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/12/15 | Daniele Sebastianelli
    Faced with the crisis in marriage and the family, answers can only come from the certitudes of the faith. This was affirmed by Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, President emeritus of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See, when he intervened at the Meeting Marriage and the Family. Between Praxis and Dogma in the Church, organized by the Lepanto Foundation and the Association Famiglia Domani which took place on the 10th of October in Rome at the Sala S. Pio X, Via dellOspedale. Among those participating were Monsignor Antonio Livi, Professor Roberto de Mattei and Professor Giovanni Turco. There...
  • SUPERFICIAL SYNOD REPORTS GIVE GREEN LIGHT TO ATTACKS ON LIFE AND FAMILY

    10/11/2015 4:51:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Voice of the Family ^ | October 11, 2015
    Last week cardinals and bishops attending the Ordinary Synod on the Family separated into thirteen small groups to discuss the first part of the Instrumentum Laboris and propose amendments to the document. The reports of their work, made public yesterday, reveal a striking failure to protect the family from the serious threats contained within the first part of this heterodox preparatory document. It is important to note that these reports are not the only documents that will be submitted to the commission that will write the final report of the synod (if such a report is written). The small groups...
  • When Black Music Was Conservative

    09/05/2015 1:42:01 PM PDT · by OddLane · 47 replies
    City Journal ^ | 2015 (Summer) | Howard Husock
    Contemporary African-American musicespecially rap and hip-hophas become synonymous with and notorious for its suggestive and explicit lyrics. Women are often portrayed as sex toys, violence is glorified, denunciations of law enforcement are routine, and middle-class upbringings go unacknowledged, lest they undermine the artists street credentials. The huge commercial success of casually sexual, scatological, and even nihilistic music feeds an impression that black music has always exhibited such qualitiesa cultural narrative dating back at least as far as the advent of Elvis Presley, who, it was said, sexualized popular music by incorporating Negro influences. In his classic book Black Music, the...
  • Bidden On 2016 Run:"The Most Relevant Factor"-Can My Family And I Undertake The Commitment

    09/04/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday evening at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta, Vice President Joe Biden said he is considering running for president but added that the most relevant factor is if he and his family have enough emotional energy after the recent death of his son Beau Biden.
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Pew Research: U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families

    09/02/2015 11:40:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 09/02/2015
    When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families later this month, he will find a Catholic public that is remarkably accepting of a variety of non-traditional families, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that provides an in-depth look at American Catholics views on family life, sexuality and Catholic identity.Nine-in-ten U.S. Catholics say a household headed by a married mother and father is an ideal situation for bringing up children. But the survey shows that large majorities think other kinds of families those headed by parents who are single, divorced, unmarried or...
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 28 replies
    StarPulse.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | StarPulse.com
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Liz Smith: I Think I Invented The Trumps Part II

    08/25/2015 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Aria · 10 replies
    New York Social Diary ^ | 8/25/2015 | Liz Smith
    by Liz Smith I THINK I INVENTED THE TRUMPS, Part II Liz began her sum-up yesterday of what she wrote when first meeting the Trumps. This analysis was published in 2000 in her memoir "Natural Blonde." The story will conclude on August 26th in this space. I noted that Donald Trump had attacked a paralyzed, stultified New York bureaucracy and given commerce, construction and business a real shot in the arm. I asked, "If you love democratic capitalism, how can you hate Donald Trump?" I spoke of the other ruthless tycoons I'd heard opine that Trump couldn't last. I said...
  • CPS Kidnaps 11 Children from Texas Homeschool Family

    08/05/2015 8:18:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | August 5, 2015 | Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff
    Claire Rembis was sick, and had to spend 3 days in the hospital. Her attack of pancreatitis paled in comparison to what happened next. The mom from Plano, Texas, came home to a nightmare that no parent should ever have to face. CPS came and took her children, all 11 of them, because a well-meaning couple, members of her oldest sons former youth group, didnt think that the 16 and 14 year olds could handle babysitting their siblings while their dad took the baby to the hospital to visit Claire. Has it really gotten to the point where a mother...
  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him (Obama's America - disgusting)

    07/31/2015 6:07:17 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 27 replies
    AP via Yahoo.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Matt Volz
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana Shane, 47, died in the Wednesday shooting in the small town of Pryor, FBI spokesman Todd Palmer told The Associated Press. Their daughter, 26-year-old Jorah Shane, was shot in the back when she tried to run away, and she is recovering in a Billings hospital, the woman's aunt, Ada Shane,...
  • Happy Birthday to Robert

    07/30/2015 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week, our youngest child, Robert, is turning 14. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I were parents of toddlers, preschoolers or elementary school children. Instead, we are about to enter our last year as parents of middle-school students and are just three years away from Maggie's departure for college. As seasoned parents, we now realize that having a child was just the beginning; raising a child properly requires a daily effort. In the early years, it's physically demanding -- bathing, clothing, feeding, picking up, etc. In the middle-school years,...
  • Barack Obama's brother says family disappointed at lack of visit (to ancestral home)

    07/24/2015 10:31:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Telegraph.CO.UK ^ | 7/24/15 | Aislinn Laing
    Barack Obamas brother George has told of the disappointment of the US presidents Kenyan family that he will not be returning to his ancestral home. George Obama, the presidents half-brother, said there had been considerable excitement in the rural village of Kogelo, where their father hailed from, when it was announced Mr Obama was returning to Kenya. However, despite the promise of home-cooked food and a warm welcome, the US Embassy confirmed Mr Obama would remain in the capital during his two-day trip.
  • The West, the Family, and the Big Picture Which Side of History is the U.S. On?

    07/18/2015 4:06:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    Colson Center's Breakpoint ^ | July 16, 2015 | Eric Metaxas
    July 16, 2015 (BreakPoint) -- The world is leaving us and our values behind. If we don't get with the times, we may soon find ourselves isolated and irrelevant. If you think I'm talking about Christians and the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, think again. Of course, if you dont read international and Christian news sources, you probably didnt know that last week the UN Human Rights Council passed The Protection of the Family resolution. Not surprisingly, the mainstream U. S. media ignored the story. The resolution, approved by a vote of 27 to 14, urges member states...
  • Families Matter and Always Will

    07/13/2015 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Terry Paulsen
    In a world where many live in urban areas with thousands passing them daily without a smile, a nod of recognition, a word of encouragement, or even a honk of protest, finding sustaining connections with people who care becomes increasingly important. Our families, when natural bonds are nurtured beyond the occasional get-togethers, can help provide that supportive community we so treasure. I’m writing this early in the morning, two hours before we hit the road in Rawlins, Wyoming. We’re returning home from our RV caravan from CA to Kirkland, Illinois and back. When my wife and I told others about...
  • UN passes unprecedented pro-family resolution, outraging sexual radicals

    07/11/2015 4:19:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 9, 2015
    GENEVA, July 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-family resolution has been passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva of “unprecedented” force and reach, thanks to a coalition of African and other developing countries, China and Russia and a support group of socially conservative NGOs.“This is unprecedented, a tremendous victory for the family,” Sharon Slater, the head of Family Watch International, told LifeSiteNews. “It is the first time ever in the history of the United Nations that a comprehensive resolution has been passed calling for the protection of the family as a fundamental unit of society, recognizing the...
  • We MUST support Casey Davis (Governor to Casey County clerk: Issue marriage licenses or resign)

    07/10/2015 10:32:07 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 16 replies
    Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader ^ | 7/9/15 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis on Thursday that Davis should issue marriage licenses to every qualified person or resign. The governor also said he won't call a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage issues. Some legislators and county clerks have called for a special session. Beshear met privately for an hour with Davis, who objects on religious grounds to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples The governor later released a statement saying he advised Davis that he respects his personal beliefs but he took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The U.S....
  • Is Seattle doing away with single-family homes?

    07/09/2015 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 07/07/15 | Kipp Robertson
    The city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, according to a draft letter from a Seattle advisory committee. If adopted, ideas being considered by a Seattle housing committee would be devastating to the city's appeal, KIRO Radio's Dori Monson said. Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. That's the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murray's housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times. According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all...