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  • Mom furious after daughter implanted with dangerous contraception on school trip

    04/16/2017 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    TULSA, Oklahoma, April 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only to have her return with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Langston Hughes Academy hosts an annual sex-ed class by Youth Services of Tulsa. When Miracle Foster's daughter wanted to learn more, she allowed her to visit the clinic. But Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health....
  • German Parents Fined €300 for Refusing to Permit Their Son to Visit Mosque

    10/26/2016 8:18:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 26 Oct, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Parents in the German town of Rendsburg were assessed a €300 fine for refusing permission for their 13-year-old son to participate in a school field trip to a mosque. Apparently the “permission” that parents were asked to give was pro forma. It was not really optional. The visit was mandatory. The parents were fined. The boy will go to the mosque. Ve haf vays of making you visit the mosque… Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief item from Student refuses mosque visit: €300 penalty Parents are lodging an appeal. But still a €300 penalty is looming,...
  • African-American professor Carol Swain slams Black Lives Matter ["It's pure Marxism."]

    07/09/2016 9:12:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies ^ | July 9, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    <p>Washington (CNN)Carol Swain, a conservative African-American professor, slammed the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, calling it a "very destructive force" in America.</p>
  • Conservative Parents, Left-Wing Children

    11/05/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a phenomenon that is rarely commented on but which is as common as it is significant. For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. I have met these parents throughout America. I have spoken with them in person and on my radio show. Many have confided to me -- usually with a resigned sadness -- that one or more of their children has adopted left-wing social, moral and political beliefs. A particularly dramatic recent example was a pastor who told me that he has three sons, all of whom...
  • Police remove infant boy from home after parents seek second medical opinion

    04/30/2013 10:17:10 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 4/29/13 |
    A doctor confirmed to the worried mother that her child should not have been given antibiotics; however, doctors told Anna they wanted to perform open heart surgery on Sammy as soon as possible. At that point, Anna thought she may need a second opinion for her son – a decision her doctors were adamantly against. “If [they made] one mistake after another, I don’t want to let my baby have surgery in the hospital where I don’t feel safe,” Anna told News 10.
  • Worried I'm becoming a bleeding heart lib. [vanity]

    10/31/2011 9:52:06 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 43 replies
    While visiting my cousin this weekend, I drove through South Carolina country roads for long stretches, because for some stupid reason, they live out in the middle of nowhere. No, they don't farm, keep livestock, or even own much land. They are also scared of the quiet loneliness of the country, so there's no good reason for them to be there. Yet I digress. It was dark on my way in. I saw movement at the side of the road and slowed to see a yellow lab / retriever dog licking an identical dog who had been hit by a...
  • Barack Obama's Half Brother in Kenya Marries Teenager (Polygamist Half-Brother Over 30 Years Older)

    10/16/2010 2:44:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | 15 Oct 2010 |
    Barack Obama's half brother in Kenya marries teenager President Barack Obama's polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him The 19-year-old's mother told The Associated Press on Friday she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old. Mary Aoko Ouma says her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but the mother says she would not give permission. Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions. In an interview broadcast...
  • DeMint: U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Would Turn Parental Rights ‘Over to International Community’

    08/06/2010 3:35:08 AM PDT · by Man50D · 41 replies ^ | August 6, 2010 | Christopher A. Guzman
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R- S.C.) said that if President Barack Obama gets his way and the Senate ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the precedent would be set to place parental rights under the jurisdiction of the international community. “We believe we need to take clear action here in Congress to protect the rights of parents to raise their children," DeMint said at a Wednesday panel discussion. "This treaty would, in fact, establish a precedent that those rights have been given over to the international community." DeMint is lead sponsor of S. Res. 519, a...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Burt Folsom @ "Don't Copy Europe"

    06/02/2010 7:55:43 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 7 replies · 294+ views ^ | 6/2/10 | Prof. Burt Folsom
    In 1850, the U. S. was a second-rate power. We were way behind Britain in steel, railroads, and textiles. In fact, it was 1848 before we finished building our first large railroad with American-made rails. Before that we just imported most of our rails from Britain. In the area of science and chemicals, the Germans were the leaders. They invented or perfected many chemical products in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including bromine, aspirin, and novacaine.
  • Free speech versus kids and violent video games

    04/26/2010 3:41:04 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 38 replies · 618+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2010 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping parents keep violent material away from children. The justices agreed Monday to consider reinstating California's ban on the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, a law the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco threw out last year on grounds that it violated minors' constitutional rights. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed the law in 2005, said he was pleased the high court would review the appeals court decision. He said, "We have a responsibility to our kids and...
  • Teachers Union Head Seeks to Become Tin Pot Dictator

    07/19/2008 9:04:18 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 31 replies · 147+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 07/19/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Randi Weingarten has delusions of grandeur. She thinks she should be given the power of a dictator instead of those of a teachers union president. Instead of just teaching kids, Weingarten imagines that she should become doctor, nanny, nutritionist, psychologist, and mother to every kid in America. She imagines that she should be given the care and feeding of all the nation's kids. Parents? Who need 'em when we've got Mother Weingarten to trot them off to re-education camps where they will be fed and cared for on a daily basis? Catch the arrogance, see this nanny-state despot lining...
  • Bestiality and America's Future

    06/04/2008 7:19:00 PM PDT · by rmlew · 23 replies · 940+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | March 30, 2001 | Robert Locke
    ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHORTCOMINGS of the conservative mind is that conservatives generally have moderate intellectual temperaments and therefore don't really grasp the radicalism of the opposition. When the opposition says something that would be absurd if taken to its logical conclusion, we tend to assume that they won't take it there, simply because we wouldn't if we were in their position. Nowhere is this clearer than on the issue of sexual mores. I must caution the reader that the content of this article is shocking and absurd, (not to mention unsuitable for children) but I regrettably cannot say that...
  • Clinton Makes Closing Argument to Women

    12/22/2007 2:41:30 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 89 replies · 208+ views
    My Way ^ | Dec. 22, 2007 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday made her closing argument to female voters in a message that could be reduced to three words. You. Go. Girl. Clinton, standing in a lobby of a YWCA, told undecided mothers and their daughters that her agenda for families and children is the most aggressive to help them. She touted her family care and child care tax credits designed to lessen the burden on working women. "We can do a better job in supporting families than we do right now," Clinton said. "We give a lot of lip service to family...
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Common Sense Media She Would Support Video Game Legislation

    12/23/2007 4:30:02 PM PST · by steve-b · 39 replies · 342+ views
    Last week, GamePolitics reported on Common Sense Media's survey of the 2008 presidential candidates and where they stand on media issues, including those related to video games. While the initial response from candidates was somewhat sparse (only John Edwards, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Bill Richardson replied in time for CSM's release deadline), Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, has now weighed in. Here is CSM's question on the topic of video game legislation, posed to Clinton and other responding candidates: To date, nearly 10 states have considered legislation to keep violent video games out of kids' hands. Would you...
  • AP Interview: Clinton on health care

    09/18/2007 2:33:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 163+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 18, 2007 | Beth Fouhy
    Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but she rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system. "At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We're providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans." She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that...
  • Hillary's Experience is at Surviving

    04/25/2007 11:19:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 802+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 24, 2007 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Polls suggest that the leading attribute attracting voters to Hillary's presidential candidacy is her "experience," a virtue which contrasts, presumably, with the lack of it in Senator Barack Obama, her chief rival. But a close examination of her record as first lady and as New York Senator suggests that her experience is largely in the avoidance of death by scandal. Were it to be captured in a television series, it would certainly not rise to the level of "Commander In Chief" and probably not even to that of "West Wing." It would find its televised metaphor in the reality series...
  • Entire village suspected of mayor's murder

    01/19/2007 7:37:54 AM PST · by aculeus · 53 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 19, 2007 | by Fiona Govan
    Miguel Grima was not a well-liked man. As mayor of a tiny hamlet in the foothills of the Pyrenees in northern Spain he had ruffled a few feathers. The farmers turned against him when he put a stop to the centuries-old custom of herding livestock through village. The hunters got annoyed when he refused to issue them with shooting licences and the local drinkers revolted after he prevented the settlement's only bar from setting out tables on the terrace in summer. He had repeatedly received anonymous threatening letters and reportedly told friends recently that he feared for his life and...
  • We Want to Help Everyone ~ We Are One Beautiful World

    01/03/2007 8:35:30 AM PST · by bd476 · 17 replies · 676+ views
    The World | 3 December 2006
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  • Hillary's New Strategy: The Mom President

    12/25/2006 10:11:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 78 replies · 2,871+ views
    FOX ^ | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    “We’ve never had a mother who ever ran or was elected president…” That was Hillary Clinton speaking earlier this week, when she appeared on the television show The View. Don’t think for a minute that she was just making an interesting historical observation. No, Hillary doesn’t work that way. She never says or does anything that hasn’t been perfectly scripted and endlessly polled beforehand. She had a message, a new strategy to try out. So look for the new “Mom Strategy” to be the anchor of her presidential run. Forget Soccer Moms and Security Moms; now it’s going to be...
  • Vieira Vows: Hillary's Big-Government Book 'More Imperative' Than Ever

    12/18/2006 5:46:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 904+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someone should let Meredith Vieira know: when trying to ingratiate oneself with Hillary Clinton, it's best to avoid words bringing "imperious" to mind. But if the execution was flawed, no one can deny the fervor with which Vieira endorsed Hillary's paean to big-government, 'It Takes A Village'. Here's how Vieira opened her interview with Hillary on this morning's Today:"I'll get to Hillary '08, but first I want to start with 'It Takes a Village' '07 because this book came out ten years ago, and a lot has happened in the past ten years that makes it I think even more...