Dove Proves "Daddy" Is a Powerful Word

As is commonplace, Mother's Day this year had many companies releasing ads and videos celebrating and commemorating mothers. However, what isn't so commonplace is a company celebrating fatherhood. Yes, they run ads trying to get moms and kids to go out and buy dad the next great power tool or grill, but to have an ad that celebrates the very essence of fatherhood is rare. 

This year, thanks to Dove, that isn't the case. 

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“America Didn’t HELP Save the World - America SAVED the World!”

“America Didn’t HELP Save the World - America SAVED the World!”

Okay, so truth: I can’t write with the frustration of feeling unheard...there's too much to say! With one chaotic event after another, it just continues...when will it stop?

So, free writing - free writing is what you get, the only way I feel I can express my feelings of discontentment.  Friends are talking in both ears once again, each with so much to say, as my feelings of frustration build.  In the right ear; Lynn, Rebecca, Dad, Sherry, Roselyn, Tami.  In the left ear, Steven, Donna, Mona, Becky.  If not in unison - what else, but against each other, in opposition and chaos?  Yes, against one another - that seems to be what he wants - Obama, that is.  Obama’s method is working for him, but it is more than evident that his method is not working for America.  The words you hear me say - they are all reflections of the words I hear from others, whether in written or verbal form.  Reflections of America - “we the people” - not just “me the writer”.  So please listen because I’m writing this for you.

A little old man sits today in the middle of the mall, waiting for his wife.  He has a WWII veteran ball cap on his head. My friend, Lynn, walks over to him to thank him for his service and tells him how his generation is, by far, the greatest generation.  He looks up with a serious look and begins to speak, “I want to tell you something...America didn’t HELP save the world - America SAVED the world!” 

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Hollywood Thinks Infanticide is Humorous

Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of infants. A more common term, abortion, is an operation to end pregnancy: an operation or other intervention to end a pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus from the womb. 

Considering these two definitions, already quite familiar to most thinking adults, perhaps you can understand why I was recently quite disturbed when I read this headline over at Cosmopolitan online:

Abortion Comedy "Obvious Child" Is the Summer’s Most Important Movie

And even more bothered by the first sentence in the article beneath it.

Four decades after Roe v. Wade, a film finally offers an honest, funny look at terminating a pregnancy.

"Obvious Child", which had a decent opening last weekend in select theaters and is rated 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, is about a twenty-something aspiring comedian who gets dumped, loses her job, is looking for a rebound and "finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day" (, know, it's common to just "find" oneself pregnant). Described by one critic as a picture that will "instantly become a landmark moment in cultural history," I'm left wondering what it is in particular that filmmaker Gillian Robespierre finds so humorous about the act of killing an unborn child? (it should be noted that Cosmopolitan joined NARAL Pro-Choice America in hosting a screening for the film, during which the director made clear that a voice for life was unwelcome. I encourage you to read the entire review.)

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Ukraine: Where East Meets West

On May 25th the Ukraine elected Petro Poroshenko as their new president in hopes that he could unify the country, bring an end to the violence, and steer the nation out of debt and into prosperity. Poroshenko has quite a task ahead of him.

However, during last week’s G7 Summit in Brussels leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, along with the leaders of the EU, pledged continued support for the Ukrainian people and denounced Russia’s influence in the contested regions.  It was announced at a press conference in Brussels that the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is in the process of approving $17 billion for the Ukraine, and that an estimated $18 billion in assistance and loans will be forthcoming from the G7 members. In addition, the White House announced that the US will be allocating an additional $48 million in assistance to the Ukraine to support “key reforms, build law enforcement capacity, and strengthen national unity.”  The addition of $48 million brings the total figure of US monetary assistance for the Ukraine to $184 billion since the crisis began this spring.

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Where Have All the Liberals Gone?

Anyone with an inkling of sanity knows that the world just doesn’t feel right. We have more division, more conflict, more poverty, more riots and more war. To put it mildly… things aren’t progressing the way they should.

Of course, the reasons behind this are complex. But I’ve long suspected that a huge part of the problem is that many of our country’s power-players aren’t who they say they are. Perhaps in some cases, they aren’t even who they believe they are.

Bill Maher alluded to this not long ago. While debating Arianna Huffington about the Progressive’s inclination to defend radical Islam while saying they support equal rights for girls, he told her…

“Where it becomes dangerous is that liberals like yourself do not stand up for liberalism.”


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