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Main / Re: Carrie Underwood
Jan 25, 2011, 05:24 PM

Settle down Cordell. Here's a little something to help you get your mind right!

Is that Coco?

Yes it is.
Event to Spotlight Super Bowl Hoax
Contact: Teri Stoddard, 301-801-0608, [email protected]

WASHINGTON / January 24, 2011 - Christina Hoff Sommers, author of Who Stole Feminism? will headline a press conference to be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, January 27, 12:00 - 1:30pm. The conference, "Super Bowl Hoax Anniversary," will reveal how the original domestic violence hoax was engineered, and document how the abuse industry continues to distort the truth of partner abuse.

Other panelists include Philip Cook, author of Abused Men, and Carl Starling, who was himself a victim of a false accusation of domestic violence. Phyllis Schlafly will emcee the panel.

The Super Bowl Hoax, which occurred on January 28, 1993 falsely claimed that more women are victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year. The disinformation scheme spawned many other myths about intimate partner aggression. A full account of the incident can be seen here:

The event is sponsored by the Eagle Forum and by Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), and will be held at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington DC.

"For years, the domestic violence industry has used taxpayer money to scare American women into believing they are safer on the streets than at home," notes Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum. "That's ridiculous, of course. The safest place for women is in an intact, married relationship."

Last week SAVE released a report that documents how most abuse programs distort the facts about partner violence. The report, "Most DV Educational Programs Lack Accuracy, Balance, and Truthfulness" concludes that 9 out of 10 abuse education programs fail to meet minimum standards of accuracy:

One such myth is the claim that "domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44." According to University of Pennsylvania researcher Richard Gelles, "as good a sound bite as it is, the statement is simply not true." The leading causes of injury to women are unintentional falls, motor vehicle accidents, and over-exertion, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Media representatives who wish to attend the conference, or to interview Christina Hoff Sommers or other panelists, can register here: [email protected] .
Main / Re: Carrie Underwood
Jan 24, 2011, 07:05 PM
Settle down Cordell. Here's a little something to help you get your mind right!

Main / Penis Power
Dec 19, 2010, 01:23 PM

You gotta love public access TV.
Main / Re: Black Marriage Negotiations
Nov 25, 2010, 07:35 PM
Well said DLove.
Main / Re: Black Marriage Negotiations
Nov 20, 2010, 05:43 PM
Another good one . . .

Main / Re: Black Marriage Negotiations
Nov 20, 2010, 05:33 PM

Main / Re: A sign that one has to much money
Nov 15, 2010, 05:25 PM
Did you notice this GEM in the comments . . .

Monday 15 November
By Didi

The timing of this engagement seems very suspect to me. It's like she couldn't stand that the man she cheated on and left got engaged before her. I wonder how much she had to push Eric to get him to propose, or was she crying an moaning incessantly, so he just caved. We'll see if this marriage actually happens.

Main / My son is gay
Nov 09, 2010, 05:27 PM
Out of an abundance of concern for the young man in question, I WILL NOT include the picture attached to this blog post.

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My son is gay

Or he's not. I don't care. He is still my son. And he is 5. And I am his mother. And if you have a problem with anything mentioned above, I don't want to know you.

I have gone back and forth on whether I wanted to post something more in-depth about my sweet boy and his choice of Halloween costume. Or more specifically, the reactions to it. I figure if I'm still irked by it a few days later, I may as well go ahead and post my thoughts.

Here are the facts that lead up to my rant:

   1. My son is 5 and goes to a church preschool.
   2. He has loved Scooby Doo since developing the ability and attention span to sit still long enough to watch it.
   3. Halloween is a holiday and its main focus is wearing a costume.
   4. My son's school had the kids dress up, do a little parade, and then change out of costumes for the rest of the party.
   5. Boo's best friend is a little girl
   6. Boo has an older sister
   7. Boo spends most of his time with me.
   8. I am a woman.
   9. I am Boo's mother, not you.

So a few weeks before Halloween, Boo decides he wants to be Daphne from Scooby Doo, along with his best friend E. He had dressed as Scooby a couple of years ago.  I was hesitant to make the purchase, not because it was a cross gendered situation, but because 5 year olds have a tendency to change their minds. After requesting a couple of more times, I said sure and placed the order. He flipped out when it arrived. It was perfect.

Then as we got closer to the actual day, he stared to hem and haw about it. After some discussion it comes out that he is afraid people will laugh at him. I pointed out that some people will because it is a cute and clever costume. He insists their laughter would be of the 'making fun' kind. I blow it off. Seriously, who would make fun of a child in costume?

And then the big day arrives. We get dressed up. We drop Squirt at his preschool and head over to his. Boo doesn't want to get out of the car. He's afraid of what people will say and do to him. I convince him to go inside. He halts at the door. He's visibly nervous. I chalk it up to him being a bit of a worrier in general. Seriously, WHO WOULD MAKE FUN OF A CHILD IN A  COSTUME ON HALLOWEEN? So he walks in. And there were several friends of mine that knew what he was wearing that smiled and waved and gave him high-fives. We walk down the hall to where his classroom is.

And that's where things went wrong. Two mothers went wide-eyed and made faces as if they smelled decomp. And I realize that my son is seeing the same thing I am. So I say, "Doesn't he look great?" And Mom A says in disgust, "Did he ask to be that?!" I say that he sure did as Halloween is the time of year that you can be whatever it is that you want to be. They continue with their nosy, probing questions as to how that was an option and didn't I try to talk him out of it. Mom B mostly just stood there in shock  and dismay.

And then Mom C approaches. She had been in the main room, saw us walk in, and followed us down the hall to let me know her thoughts. And they were that I should never have 'allowed' this and thank God it wasn't next year when he was in Kindergarten since I would have had to put my foot down and 'forbidden' it. To which I calmly replied that I would do no such thing and couldn't imagine what she was talking about. She continued on and on about how mean children could be and how he would be ridiculed.

My response to that: The only people that seem to have a problem with it is their mothers.

Another mom pointed out that high schools often have Spirit Days where girls dress like boys and vice versa. I mentioned Powderpuff Games where football players dress like cheerleaders and vice versa. Or every frat boy ever in college (Mom A said that her husband was a frat boy and NEVER dressed like a woman.)

But here's the point, it is none of your damn business.

If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to 'make' him gay then you are an idiot. Firstly, what a ridiculous concept. Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off.

If my daughter had dressed as Batman, no one would have thought twice about it. No one.

But it also was heartbreaking to me that my sweet, kind-hearted five year old was right to be worried. He knew that there were people like A, B, and C. And he, at 5, was concerned about how they would perceive him and what would happen to him.

Just as it was heartbreaking to those parents that have lost their children recently due to bullying. IT IS NOT OK TO BULLY. Even if you wrap it up in a bow and call it 'concern.'  Those women were trying to bully me. And my son. MY son.

It is obvious that I neither abuse nor neglect my children. They are not perfect, but they are learning how to navigate this big, and sometimes cruel, world. I hate that my son had to learn this lesson while standing in front of allegedly Christian women. I hate that those women thought those thoughts, and worse felt comfortable saying them out loud. I hate that 'pink' is still called a girl color and that my baby has to be so brave if he wants to be Daphne for Halloween.

And all I hope for my kids, and yours, and those of Moms ABC, are that they are happy. If a set of purple sparkly tights and a velvety dress is what makes my baby happy one night, then so be it. If he wants to carry a purse, or marry a man, or paint fingernails with his best girlfriend, then ok. My job as his mother is not to stifle that man that he will be, but to help him along his way. Mine is not to dictate what is 'normal' and what is not, but to help him become a good person.

I hope I am doing that.

And my little man worked that costume like no other. He rocked that wig, and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Main / Black Marriage Negotiations
Oct 28, 2010, 03:44 PM

Here's what my brother (Army Staff Sergeant, 9 years) had to say about DADT yesterday . . .

"I feel that the problem is bigger than people think it is. Society has somewhat 'accepted' homosexuals yet military institutions haven't. Yes there are gays in the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force . . . however they are in the closet. Most military training facilities aren't exactly 'private'. Prime example: Currently I'm at PTA. The showers here are definitely wide open. There is a person next to you and across from you. How would you feel if you had to shower across from someone you knew was openly gay . . . there would be fights upon fights. The military isn't ready for homosexuals, PERIOD. On another note, everyone who is against torturing should watch the movie Unthinkable with Samuel L. Jackson. Great movie . . . Best movie I've seen in a while. Check it out."
Congress + President > federal courts.
A Joint Resolution signed by the President should do it.

The 2010 Defense of U.S. Military Integrity Act

Section I
The federal courts shall have no authority or jurisdiction to hear or issue rulings on matters pertaining

(A) to the U.S. military policy known as 'don't ask, don't tell' (i.e. DADT); or

(B) to homosexual conduct in the U.S. military generally and all disciplinary action resulting therefrom.

Section II
All actions, decisions, orders, or rulings issued by the federal courts prior to the passage of this Act that qualify under Section (I)(A) or (I)(B) are hereby abrogated and of no force or effect.

Section III
Congress shall have the power to amend, clarify, extend, or qualify this Act through legislation.


Judge orders military to stop enforcing 'don't ask, don't tell'
By Adam Levine, CNN
October 12, 2010 5:15 p.m. EDT

(CNN) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, effectively ending the ban on openly gay troops.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' permanent injunction orders the military "immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced" under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

The judge, a Clinton appointee based in the Central District of California, previously ruled that the policy regarding gays serving in the military violated service members' Fifth Amendment rights to due process and freedom of speech, but had delayed issuing the injunction.

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Main / Re: Risk of Marriage (need info)
Oct 10, 2010, 06:49 PM
Prepare yourself for the possibility that you may not get them back until AFTER the divorce/separation. I've just barely managed to hold onto my best friend throughout his eight-year marriage. It's painful to see what he's become and not be able to do anything about it. If I hadn't muzzled myself then I would have lost him years ago. When the bottom finally does drop out, I know he's going to be one of those guys at high risk for suicide.

The wife controls EVERY aspect of their lives. He's partially disabled due to an on-the-job accident and can do very little without pain. His case is still dragging on five years after the accident. I can't even have a conversation with him anymore without wifey sticking her hand up his ass and feeding him lines! Literally. I can hear her in the background when I call. Yesterday, I stopped by his house to visit and she did it right in front of me. Perfectly normal?!! Like hell! He doesn't have an identity anymore outside of her and their dysfunctional family.

Do what you can dude.


Excited HarperCollins Editor Says "Fuck List" Author Is "Female Tucker Max"

It's surprising that it took more than 12 hours for these emails to arrive regarding the PowerPoint Fuck List out of Duke -- but arrived they have. The first one is courtesy of the Ari Golds at William Morris Endeavor:

"This article that you've written is captivating! There are many people at our agency that would be interested in speaking with [the student]. Do you have any contact info for her by any chance? Thanks so much ahead of time for any help you can provide!"

Meanwhile, from an editor at HarperCollins:

"I'm an editor at HarperCollins publishers, where I specialize in pop culture and entertainment books. I'm intrigued and entertained by [the writer]'s PowerPoint "f*ck list," which is making the rounds online and am wondering if you could give me her email address or forward my note of interest to her. Even though I'm sure she's horrified that her, uh, presentation, which was intended for a small group of friends, has gone viral, she's a very good, funny writer, and I'm wondering if she has any interest in writing a book. She's like the female equivalent of Tucker Max, and I admire his sense of self-empowerment!"