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  • The crux of western culture: Fatherhood (or parenthood if you want to be more modern) as celebrated by John Ford in The Iron Horse. (A micro-movie adaptation.)

    08/31/2020 9:26:22 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies ^ | 31st August, 2020, American time | Ozguy1945
    The crux of western culture: Fatherhood (or parenthood if you want to be more modern) as celebrated by John Ford in The Iron Horse. (A micro-movie adaptation.) If the family is the heart of human life, then for thousands of years whatever fathers (and mothers) pass on to their sons has been a sustaining force in The West. Now such patriarchy is unfashionable. But that does not mean that good fathering has ceased to be a human need. Can the excesses of misandrist feminism be turned back to allow us a world with a better balance between men and women...
  • Why Men Cheat

    08/18/2020 1:48:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 99 replies
    All Pro Dad ^ | BJ Foster
    "The greatest and most challenging test for any man is to romance and pursue the same woman for a lifetime." In my opinion, the best movie about Vietnam is We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. He plays lieutenant colonel Hal Moore who commanded the first major battle of that war known as the Battle of Ia Drang. Surrounded and facing overwhelming odds, Moore and his soldiers withstood the onslaught for a week. One of the things Moore credits as a reason for the success was the love and devotion the soldiers had for one another. However, equally as important, was...
  • Making a True Man

    08/17/2020 6:35:00 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 6 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | August 14, 2020 | Annie Holmquist
    Sometimes the simplest conversations yield the most profound insights. I discovered that the other day when I stopped to chat with our UPS delivery man. Always friendly, the two of us had some good conversations in 2019 or 2020 BC (that’s Before COVID), but we hadn’t seen each other since the great plague. When I asked how he was, he let loose. “Ah, man! Busy! It’s like Christmas but worse because we don’t have the extra help we have then,” he replied. He then told me that he had well over 300 stops to make that day and would likely...
  • Black Fathers Matter

    06/22/2020 4:19:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 23, 2020 | Katie Kiefer
    Fathers matter. A child without a good father figure grows up with a disadvantage that cannot be erased by money, education or fame. Activists claim that whites and police are primarily responsible for holding blacks back. In truth, black father figures are the foremost differentiating factor in their offspring’s quality of life. 69 percent of black children are born to unmarried mothers, according to the latest data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In contrast, the CDC reports that 28 percent of non-Hispanic whites are born to unmarried mothers. The CDC statistics account for a mother’s marital status at...
  • The Father’s Day Obama Betrayed Black America

    06/21/2020 7:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American ^ | June 21, 2020 | Jack Cashill
    On Father’s Day 2008, candidate Barack Obama made his most honest speech on race, maybe his only halfway honest speech on race. The media barely noticed. The site was the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. From the pulpit Obama spoke to the gathered voters -- excuse me, congregants -- with uncharacteristic audacity. He reminded his audience that too many black fathers were missing from “too many homes.” He knew something of the phenomenon himself given that his father “left us when I was two years old.” Yes, that con again. Putting aside for a moment his personal story, however...
  • Do all black lives matter? Top 10 reasons I'll never support the #blacklivesmatter movement

    06/07/2020 8:52:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/07/2020 | Ryan Bomberger
    Every life unjustly killed deserves justice. In the cause to make things right, I will not join a movement that has nearly everything wrong. More innocent lives have now been killed (#BlueLivesMatter, too) since these predominantly violent protests began over George Floyd’s horrific death. What about the black lives killed in this nationwide chaos? Do they matter?“Well, you don’t have to agree with everything. Just pick out the good things in the #BlackLivesMatter movement,” I’m told. Really? Let’s apply that same logic to another example. I’ve been repeatedly approached to partner with New Black Panthers in anti-abortion billboard campaigns. We...
  • This Is The Story Of A Man Being Denied Visitation Because His EX Wife Wants More MONEY!!!

    04/23/2020 10:29:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Random Randomness w/ Tommy Sotomayor ^ | April 23, 2020 | Tommy Sotomayor
    This Is The Story Of A Man Being Denied Visitation Because His EX Wife Wants More MONEY!!! Tommy makes excellent points on fathers being denied the right to see their kids.
  • 'Terrible monster' or ‘caring father’?: Mulvaney tells on Trump

    03/11/2020 2:19:22 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies ^ | 3/10/20 | Paul Bedard
    When he became the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney was more familiar with the media’s critical portrayal of President Trump the family man than the first dad himself. That changed on one of his first trips with Trump, and it was another eye-opening case of how the media was dead wrong. “The first trip I went with him," he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, “I bet he called his son [Barron] three times, four times on the trip.” He added, “People forget that Barron’s only 13 years old. We don’t think that about him because...
  • Trump Was Right About Chicago

    11/04/2019 2:36:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 4, 2019 | Will Alexander
    Dennis Prager once said, “There are those who fight evil, and there are those who fight those who fight evil.”  We’ve not only seen this in the warped attacks against Trump after he ordered the killing of the satanic ISIS leader, but in attacks he got after trying to address the triumph of violence in Chicago.  The Chicago Tribune reported that 2,313 people were shot in Chicago in 2019, mostly on the South and West sides.  Since you get more of what you reward and less of what you punish, the numbers are not surprising in a city that coddles...
  • Are We Ready for the Breastfeeding Father?

    10/18/2019 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2019 | Carl Cederstrom
    We are unlikely to stumble upon dads openly suckling their babies anytime soon. The hormones are not without side effects; they inevitably entail some degree of breast growth. But as technology has made it increasingly feasible, the potential impact of male breastfeeding on gender roles — who takes on what sort of parenting duties, and all of the consequences that result from those early first choices — looms larger than ever. And at least one man is excited about the possibilities. “I just thought, ‘How cool if it would work!’” Mr. Bengtsson said. “Just imagine the extraordinary consequences it...
  • Raising Your Child For Something For Which You’re Entirely Unprepared

    08/11/2019 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 11, 2019 | Jonathan Feldstein
    My family and I recently had the privilege of celebrating two significant and interrelated milestones. We celebrated the 15th anniversary of our arrival in Israel, taking on citizenship and planting our roots firmly in our historic homeland. And we celebrated (yes, celebrated) the induction into the IDF of our oldest son.When our youngest son was born in Jerusalem, we knew that he would serve in the army, an obligation and privilege as an Israeli Jew, pretty much as genetic as his actual DNA.  But when our oldest son was born in N.J., we didn’t know this would be his destiny.But...
  • Our dads are our heroes, even if takes a lifetime to remember it

    06/16/2019 6:27:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 16, 2019 | Dallas Morning News Editorial
    There’s an old chestnut about dads that’s often — and questionably — attributed to Mark Twain, and it goes like this: When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. A dad occupies an interesting cycle in our lives doesn’t he? When we are little, he’s our hero, a giant holding us on his shoulders so we can suddenly see the world as if it isn’t...
  • The Diminishing Dad (the attack on fatherhood and the traditional family)

    06/16/2019 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 15, 2019 | Jennifer Polk
    As the man hastily parked his car in the parking lot on an early spring morning, the sun was not yet peeking out from behind the clouds. The grey-haired father shoved his keys into his pocket and rushed down the hospital corridor, anxious to see his daughter and his infant grandson. Word had come to him that the newest member of his family had joined them sometime in the wee hours of that morning. The man rapped softly on the door of his daughter’s room and then entered quietly after hearing no reply. In shock, he viewed an empty room—no...
  • Calling All Men...

    06/14/2019 5:29:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | June 14, 2019 | Governor Matt Bevin
    I have been a U.S. Army officer responsible for the welfare of other soldiers, a business owner responsible for the livelihoods of my employees, and now a governor responsible to more than 4 million Kentuckians and 30,000 state employees. Yet, by far, the greatest and most sacred responsibility I have is to be a good husband to my wife and a good father to my nine children. Though at times I have done so imperfectly, I have always tried to make sure my wife and children know, beyond any shadow of a doubt, my love for them and my dedication...
  • 'Hey Gillette, does this offend you?'

    01/20/2019 8:52:47 AM PST · by Paal Gulli · 47 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | 01/18/2019 | Elise Solé
    Dad and his children pose for family photo carrying guns: 'Hey Gillette, does this offend you?' Social media personality Graham Allen and his children. (Photo: Graham Allen via Facebook) A gun-happy family is joining the resistance against Gillette for its divisive ad targeting toxic masculinity. Graham Allen, a U.S. Army vet and the host of Rant Nation on Blaze TV, posted on his Facebook page a family photo shot in a field of cotton. He carries a weapon over his shoulder and his young daughter is flanked by her two brothers who hold a handgun and a rifle. “Practicing our...
  • Owen Wilson 'refuses to meet newborn daughter Lyla and does not want to share custody'

    11/07/2018 12:58:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2018 | Staff
    He's a devoted father to his two sons, despite no longer being with either of their mothers. But a new report suggests that Owen Wilson is determined not to do the same with his newborn daughter, Lyla, and has yet to meet the child, born last month. The actor 'refuses to meet his daughter,' a source told UsMagazine, noting the the blond-haired blue-eyed baby looked just like her father.
  • The Boy Crisis, The Dad Solution

    06/17/2018 7:50:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 17, 2018 12:01 AM | Rachel Alexander
    For Father’s Day, I interviewed Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author (with John Gray of Mars/Venus fame) of the just-published “The Boy Crisis.” While Dr. Farrell identifies ten causes of the boy crisis, he found that by far the biggest cause is a lack of father involvement. He explains why children who have minimal or no father involvement (who are “dad deprived”) suffer in more than 70 different areas in comparison to children who are “dad-enriched.” Farrell says the boy crisis is global. Among the 60 largest developed nations, boys are falling behind girls in every academic area, as well as in...
  • One Thing All School Shooters Have in Common (no dads)

    03/14/2018 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Wuli · 56 replies
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  • Why Single Fathers Die Early or Have Higher Risk of Death

    02/19/2018 1:31:24 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 50 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    <p>The risk of dying prematurely is more than doubled for single fathers compared to single mothers or fathers who are in a relationship. This is the result of a study done in Canada and published on February 15 by The Lancet Public Health.</p>
  • Feminist slams ‘Fixer Upper’ stars for 5th baby: We need to ‘shame’ them for being ‘irresponsible’

    01/15/2018 10:14:32 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 111 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday, January 15, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    CANADA, January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern, rather than a personal decision,” a feminist wrote for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in an article trashing "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for having a fifth child. “It's not an exaggeration to say that the survival of our species depends” on population control, Kristen Pyszczyk wrote. Even though population control “carries with it associations with eugenics and other nasty historical events...we still need to talk about it.” The Gaines couple of HGTV fame announced the existence of their fifth child by posting a...