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  • All the Times President Obama Acted Just Like Your Dad, In Honor Of Father's Day

    06/21/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Bustle ^ | June 11, 2014 | Seth Millstein
    President Obama has been referred to as ďDad-In-ChiefĒ on more than one occasion, and this Fatherís Day will likely be no exception. Not only because heís a devoted and vocal family man, but also because the presidentís demeanor is very dad-like. Remember how, during his very first speech as president-elect, he announced that heíd finally given into his daughterís pleading and acquired a family dog? And have you seen his choice of jeans? Or the way he pumps iron at the gym? Thereís no doubt, Obama has most definitely earned his nickname. Even President Obamaís political style has been inspired...
  • Justina Pelletierís Father Says Her Health is Failing: ďShe Doesnít Have Much LongerĒ

    04/21/2014 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    On Good Friday, the Pelletier family delivered over 700 ďGet WellĒ cards for Justina Pelletier, the sick teenager who state officials wrongfully took custody of away from her parents. The Pelletier family was not allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. Today, pro-life attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel told LifeNews that Justinaís health continues to deteriorate. justinapelletier3ďOn Good Friday, Justina Pelletier received cards adorned with encouraging scripture and powerful messages of hope from concerned Americans across...
  • ĎShocking Noteí Apparently Penned by Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    04/16/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by No One Special · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 15, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    The Connecticut teen who has been in state custody for more than a year after her parents were accused of medical child abuse after disputing a diagnosis has apparently penned a note, giving a look into how she says sheís being treated. ďThey hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,Ē the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says ď[they] do not let me sleep vary [sic] much. ďHury [sic]!Ē Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA, a group helping lead the Free Justina Coalition, told TheBlaze that Justina gave the note to her parents...
  • Alan Dershowitz offers to help #FreeJustina, says law is CLEAR and on the side of the parents

    03/29/2014 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | March 29, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Alan Dershowitz told Huckabee tonight that if everything we know about the #FreeJustina case is true, then this is a horrible abuse of human rights and of civil liberties. He said that Massachusetts law is clearly on the side of the parents, pointing out that if there is a conflict in medical opinion over a child under Massachusetts law, the dispute is settled by the parents, not the hospitals or the state. He even offered to help the parents get custody back of their daughter. Watch:
  • Massachusetts DCF denies Pelletiers weekly visitation with Justina

    03/28/2014 6:01:56 AM PDT · by No One Special · 22 replies
    Personhood USA ^ | March 28, 2014 | Personhood USA
    For the past several months, the Pelletiers have met face-to-face with Justina once weekly in supervised visits of no more than one hour. Now, Massachusetts DCF is denying the Pelletiers visitation with Justina in another blatant act of vindictive punishment. This new act demonstrates DCF's unwillingness to reunite the family and exposes the agency's lack of interest in the welfare of Justina or the Pelletier family. Instead, DCF is concerned with getting back at a family that spoke out against their heavy-handed custody grab. By prohibiting Justina from seeing her family, DCF is treating her differently than all other minors...
  • "Free Justina!" Why Did Massachusetts Take This Sick Girl From Her Parents In The First Place?

    03/27/2014 3:30:19 AM PDT · by suspects · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Graham | Michael
    At the center of the seemingly incomprehensible case of Justina Pelletier lies one very simple, and unanswered, question: What did her mom and dad do to lose custody of their daughter in the first place? Gallons of ink have been poured on this story since last November, when a Connecticut TV station first reported the story of a sick teenager ripped from her family over a medical dispute between two hospitals. But having read every report on the case, including Judge Joseph Johnstonís ruling Tuesday, I canít find a single claim ó substantiated or otherwise ó of bad behavior by...
  • Judge Delays Justina Pelletier Ruling While Armed Guards Sit in on Visits

    03/24/2014 7:56:22 AM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 26 replies
    Liberty Voice ^ | March 23, 2014 | Penny Swift
    Massachusetts Judge Joseph Johnston delayed his promised Justina Pelletier ruling for the sixth time on Friday, stating that he will now issue the ruling on Tuesday March 25, 2014 in a facsimile message. The critically ill teenagerís family has been fighting a custody battle against the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) for more than a year. Meanwhile her older sister Jennifer is pleading with friends and campaigners to do all they can to support Justina. Devastated by the delays in getting medication for her sister, she tweeted Friday that armed guards sit in on visits while she is...
  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 4:15:37 AM PDT · by suspects · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Weíve now reached the ďWatergateĒ stage of the Justina Pelletier debacle: What does Gov. Deval Patrick know and when did he know it? Justina is the former Tufts Medical Center mitochondrial patient seized by Boston Childrenís Hospital and the state Department of Children and Families, who turned her into a somatoform subject. After reports in these pages Friday that she was being denied the opportunity to attend Easter Mass with her devoutly Catholic family, Patrick rushed out a letter to state Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) about accommodations DCF was making. ďI see in your letter that you continue to misunderstand...
  • MA's "Reunification" Plan For Justina Pelletier Just A Political Ploy

    05/07/2014 4:35:50 AM PDT · by suspects · 14 replies
    ďWhy canít Justina just come home?Ē Of course thatís the question Lou and Linda Pelletier are asking about the daughter taken from them more than a year ago. As a parent, isnít it the question youíd ask? Thatís not the question the Patrick administration wants people asking in the Justina Pelletier case. They want you asking why Justinaís parents wonít just accept Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowiczís family reunification plan. The Patrick administration doesnít want you asking parenting or medical questions. Theyíre handling Justina like a political issue. How do I know? Because I saw Justinaís ďreunionĒ plan...
  • Motion Filed Today in Court Requests Justina Pelletier Be Returned Home

    05/30/2014 2:51:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Today a significant motion is being filed in the Juvenile Court requesting that Justina Pelletier return to her home to be with her mom and dad, Linda and Lou Pelletier. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has indicated that it will not object to the Motion for Relief from Judgment filed today to return Justina home. The case is drawing national attention, as Boston Childrenís Hospital filed a ďmedical child abuseĒ complaint against Justinaís parents last year, leading the state to take custody of her and hospitalize her for almost a year. justinapelletier19The motion comes a week after...
  • Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

    06/11/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | CBS
    Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home BOSTON (CBS) Ė The family of a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute with the state of Massachusetts has posted a video showing the teen pleading for the judge to let her go home. The video shows Justina Pelletier asking Governor Patrick and Judge Joseph Johnston to let her move back with her family. ďAll I really want to be with is my family and my friends and thatís all I want is to be with my family and friends back home,Ē she says. ďYou...
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/17/2014 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17,2014 | Fox News
    Justina Pelletier is going home. A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle. ďTo hear the news is overwhelming," Lou Pelletier told FoxNews.com moments after learning of the ruling. "Now we can certainly begin...
  • Boston Globe: Judge Orders DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Parents

    06/17/2014 2:33:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    boston.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Roberto Scalise
    juvenile court judge has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, according to the Boston Globe. The Globe reports: ďI find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,Ē Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling. ďEffective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.Ē Pelletier was placed...
  • Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

    06/17/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    FOX ^ | Cristina Corbin and Perry Chiaramonte
    Justina Pelletier is coming home. A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle.
  • Judge Orders Massachusetts DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    06/17/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT · by Domandred · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/17/2014 | Jason Howerton
    A juvenile court has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, the Boston Globe reports. ďI find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,Ē Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling, according to the Globe. ďEffective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.Ē
  • A Father's Day appeal (by Michael Savage)

    06/16/2014 2:02:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 6-16-14 | Michael Savage
    A Father's Day appeal Dear President Obama, You are like a champion boxer who cannot be touched by your opponents. You have outsmarted and out-boxed them at every turn. I appeal to you to understand where your Ďvictoriesí have and are leading our nation. While you may think winning is all, you must also understand that even victory has its consequences. And, while you may actually believe you are doing the best for our nation, the exact opposite may be true. Yes, you are the champion. You have crushed your domestic political opponents, but at what cost? Why have our...
  • 11 Lessons my Dad Taught me

    06/15/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Father's Day, 2014 | Nathan W. Pyle
  • Hats Off to All the Fathers Who are Men

    06/15/2014 4:17:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2014 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    This isnít going to be one of those sentimental Fatherís Day articles, even though that is what I would prefer. This article will have a bit of an edge to it. Please excuse my bluntness, but fatherhood is serious business, and for me to sugarcoat or evade the truth about it would benefit nobody. Here goes: What does my peculiar title mean? Arenít all fathers men? No, they are not. All fathers are male, but not all fathers are men. Maleness is a biological identity, a physical reality, a matter of hormones and organs. Manliness, on the other hand, is...
  • George Washington: Father of his Soldiers, his People, and his Nation

    06/15/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 15, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the Father of his Country on this Fatherís Day holidayÖ On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress voted to establish a Continental Army, so they could formally and successfully confront their British overlords with unanimity, rather than as just a host of unconnected state and local militias. The following day, June 15, they had to pick a commander. There were several to choose from; John Hancock of Boston was certainly a contender, as were a few of the other military men of the day who went on to serve in the War of IndependenceÖ but once John Adams...
  • 9 Ways Fathers, On This Fatherís Day, Can Avoid Raising a Barack Obama

    06/15/2014 5:35:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Itís Fatherís Day today and I canít think of a more important job than raising your kids right. Donít believe me? Well then, I have two words for you: Bowe and Bergdhal. As much as some stretch-panted lesbian might try to marginalize the role of fathers with their mullet-headed, misguided, misandristic Weltanschauung, the stats clearly state that when pop is in the house, and he properly doles out TLC, the kids come out as a great asset to the planet instead of selfish jackasses. And thatís what our country needs: parents raising kids who love God and our country...
  • Holy Cow! How Will You Celebrate Fatherís Day?

    06/15/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Still havenít decided what to serve Pop for your Fatherís Day cookout? Why not try your hand at a homemade version of Lady Mís new favorite burger: The Holy Cow!The ďHoly CowĒ includes an insouciant ďwinkĒ at the NSAís ďICUĒ† programBrought to my attention by Gerard at American Digest and 'splained by Sploid, the ďHoly CowĒ was engineered by Redís True Barbecue and is,ďbasically like sandwiching an entire cowĒ between the bun. Hereís what youíll need. Carpaccio beef and olive (thatís the eyeball ďwinkingĒ at you) 21-hour Texas-smoked brisket Juicy Lucy (melted cheese hidden inside a 100% steak burger) A...
  • St. Joseph, WD40, and a Craftsman Wrench (Happy Father's Day!)

    06/14/2014 7:30:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    CatholicCulture.com ^ | June 2014 | George J. Galloway
    St. Joseph, WD40, and a Craftsman Wrench George J. GallowayAmerican country music singer and songwriter, Toby Keith, wrote and recorded a favorite song of mine that I played continuously when I was camping last weekend. It‚Äôs called ‚ÄúMade in America.‚ÄĚ Perhaps you‚Äôve heard it, but on the off chance you haven‚Äôt, here are some of the lyrics:He‚Äôs got the red, white, and blue flyin‚Äô high on the farmSemper Fi tattooed on his left armSpent a little more in the store for a tag in the back that says ‚ÄėUSA‚ÄôHe won‚Äôt buy nothin‚Äô that he can‚Äôt fix,With WD40 and a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Fathers' Day 2014 ~ 15 June 2014

    06/14/2014 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 115 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents...Happy Fathers Day 2014!! WHAT MAKES A DAD? God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, And the depth of a family need. Then God combined these qualities, And then there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete,...
  • For Father's Day: Why Dads Are Essential to Kids

    06/14/2014 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Tom Purcell
    Editor Note: This is an excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!"Get this: Dads are essential to kids. According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, kids who grow up without dads are more likely to grow up poor, drop out of school, end up in jail and encounter numerous other struggles in life than kids who grow up with dads do. This information comes as no shock to most men. We know that boys are prone to stupidity and that the creature best suited to taming them is the like-minded...
  • Good News for Fathers

    06/14/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jim Denison
    Today would be my father's 90th birthday. Dad was born on June 13, 1924. Friends kidded him all his life about being born on a Friday the 13th. He died when I was in college, and I especially miss him on Father's Day. If he were alive today, I would thank him for teaching me that family is my highest privilege and responsibility, and for loving us so unconditionally. My dad would have agreed with the 75 percent of fathers who say that being adad is their most important job. Sixty-one percent say they are more involved with their children...
  • Reflections on Mass Culture and Fatherhood

    06/14/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | June 11, 2014 | Eric Metaxas
    When I was working on my book, ď7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness,Ē I thought about the way that our culture has depicted men, specifically fathers, over the past half-century or so. Itís hard to believe today, but one of the iconic television shows of the 1950s was actually called ďFather Knows Best.Ē And believe it or not, the title was not ironic! Jim Anderson, played by Robert Young, really did know best. He was kind, patient, generous and firm when he needed to be. As the saying goes, that was then and this is, well, not then....
  • East Side kid Harpo Marx recalls his tailor father...(Happy Fathers Day)

    06/13/2014 6:55:39 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 11 replies
    "Before he and his brothers hit comic paydirt, Adolph ¬ďHarpo¬Ē Marx (left, with Groucho) spent his early 1900s childhood in a tenement on East 93rd Street. Though his family of 10 struggled, he credits his parents for not letting poverty make ¬ďany of us depressed or angry,¬Ē he wrote in 1961‚Ä≤s .... .....;
  • Chelsea Clinton: Bill Clinton's actions 'taught me the importance of doing right' (VIDEO)

    06/13/2014 9:59:04 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 13 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Chelsea Clinton, who grew up in a White House dogged by scandal but one that also protected her from the media's spotlight, credits her dad's "words and even more his actions" for teaching her right and wrong. In a touching Fatherís Day message that is part of a worldwide campaign to put the focus on men whoíve nurtured their daughters, Chelsea Clinton said he helped guide her effort to make an impact on the world. ďIt is impossible for me to describe the extent to which my father has supported me, nurtured me and empowered me over the years,Ē she...
  • Daddy, daddy, are you o.k.?

    06/12/2014 8:17:02 PM PDT · by se99tp · 1 replies
    ChristianConcepsDaily ^ | June 13th, 2014 | Dr. Gary Welton
    "the importance of honesty, integrity, transparency, and reliability are still requirements for the job. Dad, I thank you for modeling those traits."
  • I miss my Dad today... But it was a good day!

    02/02/2014 4:31:54 AM PST · by MacMattico · 11 replies
    I'm not out to put down any other team, just share a story. As a little girl growing up near Syracuse, I became a huge basketball and football fan. My Dad was a huge fan and if we weren't at the game, we had the radio on and the TV turned down. If there were more then just he and I watching a game, we each had our Walkmans on to listen to the local guys, especially during football season, because they didn't bother trying to explain the rules of the game to those that just tuned in to "the...
  • Pre-School, Pool, and Snowmachine PhotosÖ of Fatherhood

    06/21/2013 3:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Bristol's Blog on Patheos ^ | June 21, 2013 | Bristol Palin
    Hey Guys! You responded so well to yesterdayís posts about dad that I thought Iíd add a few more photos! Iím so thankful for the many roles my dad plays, and so thankful Tripp will grow up with such a great role model in my dad. Click here for Photo 2!
  • The President's Ghastly Gun Gaffe

    06/19/2013 6:59:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obamaís gun gaffe was nearly lost in the pre-Christmas flood of TV and internet chatter. But Breitbartís Joel Pollak was right to highlight Mr. Obamaís bizarre post-election statement. One of the reasons he ran for re-election, Mr. Obama told Barbara Walters, was so he could have ďmen with guns aroundĒ as his daughters entered their teen years. What a gaffe! We need to focus on that comment now, especially in light of his bromides about fathers in his Fatherís Day message. Mr. Obama last week issued a typical Fatherís Day Proclamation leading up to the weekend. In it, he...
  • The Superman of Grads and Dads

    06/18/2013 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Though deadbeat dads and high-school dropouts might pervade some communities, there are still far more models than mess-ups across our country, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Let me tell you about a few stellar examples. I understand that the fact that 1 in 4 U.S. students do not receive a regular high-school diploma is not good enough, with that number increasing to 1 in 2 students in New York City and other places and among Native Americans. And I understand that, as First Things First reported, in Richmond, Va., 60 percent of families are single-parent households,...
  • Guy Walks Into Church, Shoots Father-in-Law in Head: Cops

    06/17/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT · by JOAT · 29 replies
    Newser.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Rob Quinn
    A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly walking into a church on Father's Day and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head in front of horrified parishioners. Police say Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, stole a pickup truck at gunpoint after the incident at a Catholic church in Ogden but was captured hours later in the next county, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The injured man is in critical condition but is expected to survive. Police describe the shooting as a "domestic violence-related incident." Witnesses say Jennings entered the church hand-in-hand with his wife before walking over...
  • Where is Daddy?

    06/17/2013 8:37:49 AM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | une 16, 2013 | Trevor Thomas
    On this Father's Day, we celebrate a dying role. With all of the problems currently plaguing our culture -- crime, violence, promiscuity, poverty, divorce, drug abuse, and so on -- the one thing that we as a nation could do to remedy such things most quickly would be to return fathers to their families. You've almost certainly heard the sad statistics when it comes to fatherhood in America.
  • Happy Fatherís Day: President Obama and his daughter play with toy guns

    06/17/2013 8:01:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Wishing Americans a happy Fatherís Day, the White House tweeted a picture of President Obama and one of his daughters playing with toy water pistols. The Tweet comes at a time when several schools around the countryófearful that such toys make kids more prone to violent behavioróhave launched trade-in programs that encourage children to exchange their harmless toy guns for chances to win prizes, like books and bicycles. One such trade-in took place last weekend at Strobridge Elementary in California. Principal Chris Hill, who organized the event, explained that toy guns desensitize kids toward gun violence.
  • Mobile DNA-testing truck gives New York City fathers paternity proof

    06/16/2013 11:02:53 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2013 | GARY BUISO
    Itís Fatherís Day ó but do these New York men have reason to celebrate? The Post spent the past few weeks cruising shotgun in a mobile DNA-testing truck helping doubtful dads find proof of their progeny. Health Street, the testing company, has two 27-foot Winnebagos ó ďWhoís Your Daddy?Ē emblazoned on either side ó that rumble through the city seven days a week offering a range of services, including drug and heritage testing.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Life With Father"(1947)

    06/16/2013 10:55:41 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Clarence Day
  • Fathers are not optional to children

    06/16/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-14-13 | Andrew T. Walker
    Fatherís Day is this Sunday. A time to celebrate fathers throughout America, it is also a time to bring renewed attention to the consequences of fatherless households.
  • Happy Fatherís Day, Patriot: I Hope Youíre Raising Your Kids to be Righteously Rebellious

    06/16/2013 3:16:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Hey, Dad. If youíre going to send your kid to a public school or a state run university, then youíve got to teach your child not to just sit there in class, like a nice boy, and take whatever propaganda the ďprogressivesĒ shove down their pie hole. The Conservative/traditionalist is the rebel of our day. ďThe ManĒ and ďThe MachineĒ on campus to rage against is not stodgy traditionalism, but rank socialism and its moral and political vacuity. Meet the new boss ó itís not the same as the old boss. For Dads who want their kids to make a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Father's Day 2013 ~ 16 June 2013

    06/15/2013 5:01:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 128 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents...Happy Father's Day!!
  • Fatherís Day without Dad

    06/15/2013 1:53:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Rare.US ^ | June 14, 2013 | Brett M. Decker
    In rolled summer, and out came the lighter wardrobe for the hotter season. In the pockets of a linen blazer, I found an assortment of odds and ends abandoned and forgotten since the jacket was stored away for winter: a five-dollar bill, a movie stub, two dinner receipts, and a handwritten note from Dad. ďBrett, you need to work less, find someone to love you and take care of you, and live a little. Love, Dad.Ē My father died on Sept. 29, and although I miss him, I havenít been successful at following his advice any more than I did...
  • Freep this poll: How will you celebrate Fatherís Day?

    06/15/2013 1:39:43 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 21 replies
    Rare.US ^ | June 15, 2013 | Rare Poll
    Have a picnic or cookout, Give Dad a nice present, Take Dad out for a meal, Go to a game or a movie...
  • Happy Fatherless Day

    06/15/2013 9:42:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/15/2013 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Today, marriage is less likely to ground and guide American family life. The recent response from the left to the nationís retreat from marriage is instructive. Just ďlive with it,Ē says sociologist Philip Cohen in The Atlantic. Ezra Klein assures us in the Washington Post that as marriage breaks down, ďspace will emerge for a more practical conversation about how to best support Americaís increasingly nontraditional family units.Ē And Matthew Yglesias notes in Slate that the Left sees an ďexpansive welfare stateĒ as the primary vehicle for supporting unmarried women and their children. Itís debatable whether the nation has the...
  • Who's Your Daddy?

    06/15/2013 3:49:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    With Father's Day on Sunday, there is good news and bad news. First the negative: Single mothers head up almost 9 percent of American households. The good news? Fathers who care are making a huge difference in this country. How do I know? It is estimated that close to 40 percent of all those incarcerated in the USA did not have a father in their childhood home. So doing the math, a responsible father seems to be a strong force for promoting righteous conduct. It was never easy being a father. Did you know that American icon Davy Crockett abandoned...
  • Gun grabbers try to hijack Fatherís Day

    06/14/2013 8:22:54 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 28 replies
    Rare.US ^ | June 14, 2013 | James S. Robbins
    Fatherís Day is a day to celebrate the old man, have a picnic, go to a ball game, and generally give Dads the thanks and recognition they deserve for doing the toughest job outside being a Mom. Itís also a day to push the gun control agenda, if some party-pooper gun grabber groups have their way. [snip] The ďNo Fatherís DayĒ campaign really wants to bum you out. The campaign has created four cards, each with a scene of someone who no longer can celebrate Fatherís Day. In one, a father sits on his childís empty bed ready to read...
  • The Left's War on Father's Day

    06/13/2013 3:01:58 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 6, 2013 | Larry Elder
    In 1960, 5 percent of America's children entered the world without a mother and father married to each other. By 1980 it was 18 percent, and by 2000 it had risen to 33 percent. Today, the number is 41 percent. For blacks, out-of-wedlock births have gone from 25 percent in 1965 to 73 percent today. The ethnic group with the next-highest percent of births to unmarried mothers is that of Native Americans, at 66 percent. For whites, out-of-wedlock births stand at 29 percent. For Hispanics, out-of-wedlock births are at 53 percent...
  • Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent

    06/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by tgusa · 57 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | 10 June | Joe St. George
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) ó As Fatherís Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives. Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Fatherís Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area wonít have fathers around to celebrate the holiday. First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kidsí lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the...
  • The Left's War on Father's Day

    "We know the statistics," said President Barack Obama, "that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home, or become teenage parents themselves." The Journal of Research on Adolescence found that even after controlling for varying levels of household income, kids in father-absent homes are more likely to end up in jail. And kids that never had a...
  • This Father's Day, say it with bacon

    06/05/2013 9:13:03 AM PDT · by UB355 · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/5/2013 | Duane Dudek
    Funny ad from Oscar Mayer - with corporate headquarters in Madison - is part parody of those soft-focus jewelry ads for women that appear during Christmas and Mother's Day, and part real thing. Too bad they couldn't get Jane Seymour to appear in it.