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Parenting Style May Shape Kids' Political Views As Adults

Parenting Style May Shape Kids' Political Views As Adults

Commented Oct 27, 2012 at 10:56:08 in Parents

“I was raised with clear boundaries and corporal punishment. I was never "afraid" of my parents, and my father was very adamant that I have my own mind, own views, and that I not be passive or timid. He happened to be a center-right Republican. The result? A hard-right Republican with some Libertarian leanings (I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but there is no other way to describe my views briefly). We love arguing politics and definitely do not see eye-to-eye on varying subjects (particularly social issues). Your parents undoubtedly shape your political views, but so do personal experiences as an adult.”
Robyn Lawley Becomes First Plus Size Ralph Lauren Model (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Robyn Lawley Becomes First Plus Size Ralph Lauren Model (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 07:50:57 in Style

“This woman is absolutely gorgeous. The fashion industry has a warped idea of what "plus sized" is, though. When I decided to leave my current modeling agency and sign onto a new one, I was 19, 5'10, 135 lbs, and fell between a size 4 & 6. My measurements were 36" bust, 28" waist, and 36" hips. When I met the new agent, she told me I needed to lose weight, but that her photographers were going to be at the agency that weekend to work with me, so she needed to find angles that didn't make me look so big. I honestly could not believe what was coming out of her mouth. People in normal society were constantly telling me how thin I was, and this woman thought I needed to LOSE weight. It was at that moment that I decided modeling was NOT for me.”
Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Controversy: Gay Employees Speak Out

Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Controversy: Gay Employees Speak Out

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 09:11:52 in Gay Voices

“See below comment first.

I'm very sorry that some patrons said those very rude and insensitive things while they were there, but not every customer yesterday came out of hate. The liberal community has a knack for lumping people who don't agree with them as "bigots" or "haters." When in reality, the backlash Chic-fil-A received was outrageous, hateful, closed-minded, and insulting, particularly from the government officials who have no business attempting to dictate commerce based on their own personal beliefs. It's important for people to remember that tolerance and acceptance are two different things, and the Christian community is not obligated to change its core values to fit what non-Christians think they should be.”
Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Controversy: Gay Employees Speak Out

Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Controversy: Gay Employees Speak Out

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 09:11:05 in Gay Voices

“I supported Chic-fil-A yesterday. I didn't go because I hate gays, I went because I love free speech, and I will show my support for it whenever I can. Chic-fil-A has never been shy or secretive about it's religious affiliation. It is widely known as a Baptist organization; it's closed on Sundays, recognizes Christian holidays, and it also has signs hanging around the restaurant that describe some of the charities they support, largely Christian. Dan Cathy said that he "supported the Biblical definition of marriage" during a phone interview with the Baptist press. He didn't say he hated gays, or that he thought they were second-class citizens, or that they weren't welcome in his restaurant. He merely stated, as a PRIVATE citizen, his personal belief about marriage. Clearly the restaurant does not discriminate in its employment since there are gay employees all over the country. So, why the outrage? Is a private citizen not entitled to express his opinion? Should people shut their mouths just because they own a widely known business? The outrage by the press and the gay community put Christians and other supporters of traditional marriage and free speech on the defensive. Are we not just as entitled to our opinions as the gay community is? Believe it or not, even as a Christian and a free speech supporter, I thought about how the gay employees of Chic-fil-A yesterday as I was supporting our local store.”
Wedding Costs: What's A Wedding Really Worth? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Wedding Costs: What's A Wedding Really Worth? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 14:08:15 in Weddings

“I always dreamed of an extravagant wedding, but couldn't even begin to afford my champagne taste. When I realized that a grand wedding would delay marrying the man of my dreams, I decided that I'd rather spend a extra few years married to my love, than saving for one day. I fed 100 people, got a beautiful dress, venue, flowers, and decorations for under $3000. I'm so happy I didn't go into debt or spend the equivalent of a house down payment for my wedding. I'm not disappointed I didn't get everything I wanted, it's the marriage that counts, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I would advise anyone considering spending an arm and a leg (especially those who really can't afford it) to determine what's more important; the wedding day or the marriage itself.”
Mitt Romney Aide Promises Crackdown On Porn

Mitt Romney Aide Promises Crackdown On Porn

Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 21:53:39 in Politics

“An inherently corrupt government cannot legislate morality. All it can and should do is protect the rights of others.”
Former Flight Attendant Turns Entrepreneur And Makes $4 Million In One Year

Former Flight Attendant Turns Entrepreneur And Makes $4 Million In One Year

Commented May 28, 2012 at 19:50:53 in MarloThomas

“I have two of the Finders Key Purse products, and I love them!”

sylvi smith on May 28, 2012 at 20:13:53

“Where can I buy some.”
Warren Buffett, Most Hated Man In America, By Millionaires: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Warren Buffett, Most Hated Man In America, By Millionaires: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 17:48:32 in Business

“I'm all for equalizing the tax bracket and requiring people across all economic lines to pay the same percentage of their income, but people are ignorant to think that rich people paying more in taxes is going to reduce the deficit. The problem with government isn't that it needs MORE money, government just needs to figure out how to live within its means and function with less.

Does anyone REALLY believe that when the rich start paying more taxes that the government is suddenly going to learn how to manage money? PUHLEASE!”

Sfumato2 on Apr 10, 2012 at 17:57:51

“"Does anyone REALLY believe that when the rich start paying more taxes that the government is suddenly going to learn how to manage money? PUHLEASE!" Well using your logic,, just look at the Clinton administration. and yes, they managed the money and the rich paid more in taxes.”

Smeagel4T on Apr 10, 2012 at 17:49:11

“So you advocate regressive taxation. Got it.”
Christine McCallum Sentenced To 29 Months For Sex With 13-Year-Old Student

Christine McCallum Sentenced To 29 Months For Sex With 13-Year-Old Student

Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 21:24:19 in Crime

“This story is incredibly sad, and I wish this teacher would have been held more accountable with a longer sentence. Why were the boys living with this woman part time? Where were the parents? The quote from the father is UNBELIEVABLE. Where was HE? It seems like a lot of things were happening "without his knowledge." These sick freaks prey on vulnerable children - having very clearly uninvolved parents doesn't help. God bless this boy. I hope he can eventually recover and have a healthy and happy life.”

Julie951 on Mar 28, 2012 at 21:50:31

“Exactly what I was thinking. Where were the parents? Why were these 2 boys living with their teacher who tutored them?”
Kyle Hunter Lawsuit: Meteorologist Sues CBS For Hiring Young, Good-Looking Women Over Him, CBS Responds (UPDATE)

Kyle Hunter Lawsuit: Meteorologist Sues CBS For Hiring Young, Good-Looking Women Over Him, CBS Responds (UPDATE)

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 19:10:51 in Los Angeles

“Oh PUHLEASE! And how many times have you seen old ugly men on television, but the woman sitting next to him is extremely attractive? I can't even count! Ever notice how it's acceptable for man on a commercial to be fat and ugly, but the woman is usually TEN TIMES better looking? Women in Hollywood, broadcasting, and in the everyday world face age and appearance discrimination on a daily basis. I'm sure everyone reading this article has been turned down for a job they thought they were more than qualified for and instead someone you couldn't imagine being your competition gets it. Oh well! Boo hoo! If you're as good at your job as you say you are, Kyle, other stations, I'm sure, would be happy to hire you.”
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Rick Santorum Promises War On Porn Industry

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 14:06:25 in Politics

“I'm a fundamental born-again Christian and Santorum even scares ME! I don't have to agree with something to recognize that it's a fundamental right that the government doesn't have a right to interfere in. Do I like the porn industry? No, I find it repulsive, but my rights aren't being violated by someone else liking, working in, or funding the porn industry. As long as those involved are of age and consenting, the government should stay out of it! Government cannot legislate morality or create a moral people. The people must demand a moral government while still keeping the individual freedoms our Constitution promises.

So, can we PLEASE talk about something else other than contraception and porn? How about bringing our troops home, creating a job-creation climate in America, and lowering taxes and reducing our debt?”

TeamSanity on Mar 16, 2012 at 14:33:44

“You go girl! Thank you for proving that conservatives and liberals CAN talk to each other and agree on important issues, as your second paragraph so succinctly points out!”

Airam4 on Mar 16, 2012 at 14:30:36

“Fanned. Thanks for reminding us that there are still some reasonable 'fundamental born-again Christians' out there!”
'19 Kids And Counting': The Duggars Make Pretzels To Raise Money For ALSF (VIDEO)

'19 Kids And Counting': The Duggars Make Pretzels To Raise Money For ALSF (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 21:02:52 in TV

“You're right, though usually dirt on a famous family would have been spilled by now if there were any. The cameramen claim the Duggars act exactly the same on and off camera. I'm not sure about their realm of friends, but from what I can see, the Duggars have other families with whom they regularly socialize who also have large families with children the same age. I just find it amazing that so many people spew so much negativity about this family. What have they done that is so horrible? They had a large family, so what? They haven't asked for a dime from the government, and all the children are fed, clothed, and loved. What's the problem here? Where's the outrage about, oh I dunno, every trashy reality show on E Network, MTV, FX, etc?”
'19 Kids And Counting': The Duggars Make Pretzels To Raise Money For ALSF (VIDEO)

'19 Kids And Counting': The Duggars Make Pretzels To Raise Money For ALSF (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 17:37:27 in TV

“Have you ever watched the show? They have responsible, kindhearted, productive children who ENJOY being with their siblings. When Michelle (the mom), an older daughter and their youngest child had to hang back in Israel until their youngest was cleared for flying, the oldest daughter expressed how much she missed her younger brothers and sisters. Making a child look beyond something besides their own needs and recognize others is NOT child abuse. If we had more children in the world like these, our world would be a significantly better place. Instead, we have self-centered technology addicted children who have problems empathizing with people (i.e. school shootings and bullying) and reaching beyond themselves to serve a greater purpose in life.”

nightstigers on Feb 29, 2012 at 18:06:11

“also be sure to not take everything shown on tv at face value, it's tv not everything is true including what people express on "reality" shows :) we don't actually know how the kids feel about anything. They enjoy being with their siblings but what friends do they have outside of their family? Siblings are great and all but friends who you can talk to about other things are even better,”
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British Tourists Detained, Deported For Tweeting 'Destroy America' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 19:09:46 in Technology

“D-U-M-B all around.”
Rand Paul Says He Was Detained By TSA, Agency Denies Report

Rand Paul Says He Was Detained By TSA, Agency Denies Report

Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 16:58:30 in Politics

“Except a right is defined as something that doesn't infringe on the rights of others. When someone believes life begins at conception, they recognize that this "reproductive right" is actually violating the right to life of another person.

It's obvious by your post where you stand, I'm just giving you the other side. His desire is not to infringe on the rights of women, but protect the life that was created; an innocent life that had NOTHING to do with its own conception, but is forced to suffer the consequences.”

Frustrated in PA on Jan 23, 2012 at 17:02:35

“Oh please. Where I stand is when a cluster of cells that are parasitic in nature are treated more humanely than a living breathing woman. Learn about science and conception. Invasive vaginal ultrasounds are a disgusting violation of human rights but Randy getting patted down is much much worse.

rolling my eyes”

jaqaloo on Jan 23, 2012 at 17:01:52

“Don't the other people on the aircraft have any rights? Shouldn't they have their rights to their lives protected, too?”
Michele Bachmann And Ron Paul Say They'll Pick Up Herman Cain Supporters

Michele Bachmann And Ron Paul Say They'll Pick Up Herman Cain Supporters

Commented Dec 4, 2011 at 13:23:37 in Politics

“Ron Paul seems to do a good job bridging the gap between liberals and conservatives. His social policies are rather liberal (other than his pro-life stance). His thought process is that people should be allowed to pretty much do whatever they want, as long as those actions do not infringe on the rights of others and as long as the people in a free society are willing to suffer (or enjoy) the consequences of their actions. He also believes in a strong national defense, rather than a strong national offense, so he's generally anti-war. I will also add that he is the ONLY veteran in the current GOP primary. He appeals to conservatives with his fiscal policies with his belief that many of the current taxes should be eliminated, spending should be cut, and charitable and social programs could be more effective if they were privatized. He appeals to the younger generation who is looking for something different - for an honest and consistent presidential candidate. I think all in all he would be a good match against Obama, but he has to win the primary first.”

miket23 on Dec 4, 2011 at 13:29:08

“Good summary. He seems to be an interesting mix between classical liberalism and traditional conservatism, hence his appeal across a wide spectrum of voters. And I would love to see a Paul / Obama matchup. So much better than the superficiality of a Romney/Obama or Newt/Obama matchup that would be disastrous for the public to choose from.”

manfrommars on Dec 4, 2011 at 13:28:12

“unfortunately his " people should be allowed to pretty much do whatever they want" extends to polluting businesses. Say good bye to East Coast protection from Ohio Valley coal soot in the air. Say good bye to the nations clean water.”
Kids And Manners: How To Teach Children To Behave

Kids And Manners: How To Teach Children To Behave

Commented Nov 20, 2011 at 21:33:26 in Parents

“My dad always focused heavily on table manners. From the time I was 3, my father would say, "When you grow up and have business luncheons and dinners, you're going to thank me for teaching you manners. You don't want to eat like a farm hand in front of others." If I sat too far from the table, he'd push my chair in. If I slouched, he made me sit up. If I had my elbows on the table, he thumped them. If I whined about the food, refused to eat, or just acted like an overall brat, he'd make me sit there for hours if he had to until I finished my food. When we went out in public, if I started misbehaving, he'd let me know what I was going to come home to; a paddling! I was never afraid of my father. He was and is a kind, loving, and patient man. However, he had no patience for a misbehaving brat, and he set me straight when he had to. I'm SO grateful I had an upbringing with clear expectations, boundaries, and discipline. Consistency is the key to great parenting. I've seen parents yell at and threaten to punish their children, but they never actually follow through with the punishment; and the children know their parents won't! My father never yelled or threatened. He just quietly and quickly delivered my punishment. Thanks Dad :)”

mgroteii on Nov 20, 2011 at 22:12:18

“My chlidhood to a T.”

Brooks213 on Nov 20, 2011 at 21:51:00

“Believe it or not, Amanda, it is possible for "farm hands" to have manners. My father was one - and guess what? Everyone of us (his kids) have beautiful manners. We even managed to pass them onto our kids. A certain type of job does not make one more or less inclined to have manners of treat others with civility. I find your father's remark about "farm hands" to be very ill-mannered.”
High School Basketball Coach Calls Student Future Welfare Recipient (VIDEO)

High School Basketball Coach Calls Student Future Welfare Recipient (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 07:17:13 in Black Voices

“Teachers are supposed to be mentors, guides, and role models. What this man said doesn't fall under any of these categories. That was a rude and hurtful statement that should have never been said. A one time occurrence? Maybe I'd let it slide with an apology. However, it seems like he's made habit of belittling students and should find another job.”

hman570 on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:30:45

“Teachers are just like the rest of the work force in America today, they are there for the pay check and the big pensions”
Aaron Fisher, Sandusky Victim, Goes Public: Victims 'Had A Very Long Battle To See Justice Done'

Aaron Fisher, Sandusky Victim, Goes Public: Victims 'Had A Very Long Battle To See Justice Done'

Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 11:08:29 in Crime

“I was thinking the same thing! One is too many!”
An Alzheimer's Patient and the Dog Who Forecasted His Death

An Alzheimer's Patient and the Dog Who Forecasted His Death

Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 14:05:01 in Fifty

“Animals are very perceptive. They've been known to sense natural disasters, human health issues before they've been discovered, dangerous situations/people, etc. I have always believed that dogs, in particular, were good at sensing people's motives and true character. When an otherwise lovable dog does not like someone, you should be very aware.”
Are You Settling?

Are You Settling?

Commented Aug 26, 2012 at 10:26:15 in Weddings

“This article has some great points. As a product of divorce, I was terrified of marriage and commitment; particularly when I met my now husband, who was almost the exact opposite of what I had labeled as my "type" in terms of personality. We are best friends, he has an amazing heart, he loves me for who I am, I can trust him, and we have the same values and beliefs. However, when I envisioned the man I was going to marry, I didn't necessarily envision those personality traits. I thought more about what his drive and education would be, what he would do for a living, etc. When I met my laid back, high school educated, down-to-earth husband, my beliefs about the ideal person for me were turned on their head. When I was questioning things, I realized my doubts were more about myself than they were about him. Was I able to make this commitment? Could I be with one person for the rest of my life? Was I doomed for divorce because of my parents' dysfunctional relationship(s)? Someone gave me some great advice once. They told me that love was a CHOICE. When life's realities kick in, some days you have to wake up and CHOOSE to love your partner. Marriage IS hard work. Go in expecting the challenges, and you'll be MUCH happier.”

hp blogger Sheryl Paul on Aug 27, 2012 at 21:12:24

“"They told me that love was a CHOICE." You got it!”
Could Your Child Have Too Much Self-Esteem?

Could Your Child Have Too Much Self-Esteem?

Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 21:12:35 in Parents

“Capture the flag; one of my favorite childhood memories! :) Oh, I think you're right. Children need free time/down time to manage themselves, use their imagination, and understand how to interact with other children on their own.”
Can We Assume It's Temporary Insanity?

Can We Assume It's Temporary Insanity?

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 10:00:30 in Divorce

“I have noticed this in my short life; when people are always TALKING about how much integrity and self-control they have, a red flag should go off in your mind. When someone is truly living a virtuous life, they don't have to talk about it, everyone already sees it through their actions.”

rbrigman3 on Aug 2, 2012 at 10:33:02

“Exactly! Integrity is what you do when no one is watching.”
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