Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Family Values, Health, Media, Parenting, War on Women
It’s my understanding that Time Magazine’s sales have gone down considerably over the years. Looking at this cover, one has to wonder if it’s because gravely, huge world news is relegated to a tiny upper left corner of the magazine while a provocative, exploitative photo takes the center.
“Are You Mom Enough?” According to whom?
Why is it exploitative? Everyone is talking about the cover photo, fighting about the cover photo, debating the appropriateness of an older child breastfeeding, however very few are truly discussing Attachment Parenting in a beneficial light. The mother and son on the cover have been exploited to sell Time and it worked. In addition, extended breastfeeding has been made to look ridiculous because of the unnatural pose.
Nancy Mohrbacher, an officer with the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition, said the cover has sparked the wrong questions.
“The question is not are you mom enough, but is our culture family friendly enough,” Mohrbacher said. “The question is not how should we parent, but how do we support and value parenting in our society.”
“One of the reasons there can be a conflict with attachment parenting in our culture is we don’t have family-friendly environments. It’s not part of our culture. We’re expected to have a strict dichotomy between family and the rest of our lives.”
But is the Time cover attempting to promote those conversations, or just trying to stand out at a tough time for magazines? Or both?
“The point of a cover is to get your attention,” Stengel said on MSNBC, “and this gets your attention.”
Filed under: Campaign 2012, Down syndrome, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Prolife, War on Women
How great to see an article that highlights what I talked about just a few days ago.
Sally Pipes at the New York Post discusses BamCare’s War on Women–Health hazards we can’t ignore.
President Obama leads Mitt Romney among women — for now. That will change if voters focus on what the ObamaCare law does to their health care.
Simply put, the president broke a host of promises about an issue of particular concern to female voters. Unless the law is entirely junked by the Supreme Court, it will drastically limit the choices of millions of Americans, while reducing the quality of our care.
Filed under: Campaign 2012, Down syndrome, Michigan, Obamacare, Prolife
The Life of Julia is an insulting, patronizing, condescending, attack on women’s independence disguised as empowerment. The left throws that word, “empowerment,” around eagerly while typically being the side that feels they must shore up women lest they fail miserably without them. Sound familiar? I think it’s what President Bush referred to as the “soft bigotry of lowered expectations.” Though, I don’t find it soft but instead rather blatant and hard.
Why is Julia so helpless? Seriously, why? Why does this woman flit along in life accepting whatever direction her government led by Barack Obama sends her as though she’s a cow being herded into the chutes with the other cattle until she ends up in that community garden waiting to die? Why? Who seriously wants to live like that? Read more
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Campaign 2012, Democrats
…or should it be Barackita? If you listen closely, you might even hear Patti Lupone singing, “Don’t Cry for me Argentina.”
To be fair, they said they’d rename the kit–but seriously, the name is not the problem.
Christoph Eymann, Basel education minister and member of the liberal democrat party (LDP), responded to parent’s protests in an interview with SonntagsBlick.
“It was no doubt stupid to call it a ’sex box’ – we will change that. But we will stick to our goal: to get across to children that sexuality is something natural. Without forcing anything upon them or taking anything away from their parents,“ he said.
“Without taking anything away from the parents,” except the ability to exempt their own children from the “lessons.”
Some parents have called for their children to be exempted from sex education. Eymann says he is strictly against exemptions, although he is aware this will not make him many friends:
“Primary school may be the only big audience that our society has. The shared values that it teaches are very important…”
In other words, not only can the parents not opt out, the Basel dude is admitting that having that captive audience, however young, is important for indoctrination.
How long before Sex Kits are jammed down our throats (sorry for that).
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Bizarre, Democrats, Enviromentalism, Politics, Video
Words can barely describe this, but hey what the heck… First of all, we’ve got the Nouveau-Hippies who have no purpose, don’t really want a purpose, but want everyone else to think they have and want a purpose in life. They say stuff like
I don’t like money that much. It, like, disassociates you from your food. I’m like ‘I just have $5.00 so I’m just going to pay you this. Thank you for your food and thank you goodbye.’
Filed under: Democrats, Down syndrome, Health, Obamacare, Prolife
I won’t dispute that all of the reasoning for hating what the Democrats are trying to shove down our throats in the health care arena is valid. For me, there is another layer to hate.
Putting our health care in the hands of the government also puts the cost of that health care in the hands of the citizenry. I’m upset about that, but that’s not where I’m going. Continue to follow me.
Think about it, if you’re paying for something, don’t you want to have a “say” in how that money is spent? Of course we’re all frustrated with the way our government spends our money, and most of the time, we don’t have a clue where it’s going. Maddening. However, it’s just a little bit different with health care. Continue to follow me. Read more
Filed under: Entertainment, Hollywoodisms, Terrorism
As the daughter of a mechanical engineer, I was lucky to grow up with Popular Mechanics. Honestly, I’d forgotten about that magazine over the years, but was happy to see it jumping into the fray and hopefully shutting up Rosie (though that is doubtful).
It is seriously upsetting that this woman has a podium from which to spew blatant idiocy. I’m not an engineer, but I realized the steel beams in the WTC buildings didn’t actually “melt.”
Yes, I’m a House fan. Yes, my favorite character was Kutner once known as Kumar (Harold and Kumar go to White Castle and Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay). He was killed off on last night’s episode of House to the anger of many fans (why wasn’t it 13 or Taub?).
Today I was on a Mommy board and a link was posted explaining why Kal Penn (Kumar/Kutner) left House. His leaving was bad enough but is he seriously taking a position in the Obama administration?
I understand it was your decision to leave House. True?
KAL PENN: Yes. I was incredibly honored a couple of months ago to get the opportunity to go work in the White House. I got to know the President and some of the staff during the campaign and had expressed interest in working there, so I’m going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison. They do outreach with the American public and with different organizations. They’re basically the front door of the White House. They take out all of the red tape that falls between the general public and the White House. It’s similar to what I was doing on the campaign.
Will you actually be working in the White House?
PENN: This particular office is in the executive building. The White House has two buildings: the actual White House and an old Navy building called the Old Executive Office.
Are you there as long as Obama’s in office?
PENN: A lot of that stuff is up in the air. This is a relatively recent development.
Safe to say you’re taking a huge pay cut?
PENN: Oh, yeah. There’s not a lot of financial reward in these jobs. But, obviously, the opportunity to serve in a capacity like this is an incredible honor.
I know this isn’t big news, but it certainly is interesting.
No need to worry. The Obama’s administration’s got your GM or Chrysler covered. Everyone calm down now…