Archive for April 14th, 2008

Schwarzenegger Accused of Pandering to Homosexuals

Monday, April 14th, 2008

No surprise here. Schwarzenegger is a liberal in a conservative’s clothing.

SAN DIEGO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday that he would fight an initiative to amend the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriage if it qualifies for the November ballot.

Schwarzenegger has vetoed bills that would allow homosexual marriage but said he opposes the sort of amendments that are being proposed by two competing groups. Such amendments are already on the books in 26 states, but the governor said it would be a “waste of time” to pursue one in California.

“I will always be there to fight against that,” Schwarzenegger said, prompting loud cheers and a standing ovation from about 200 people at the annual convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest homosexual Republican group.

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West Coast ‘Spanking Ban’ Bill Returns

Monday, April 14th, 2008

The liberals politicians in California still believe that they know more about how to raise your kids then you do. They have once again introduced legislation to making spanking illegal. That means you could go to jail for disciplining your children.

The pro-family lobby Capitol Resource Family Impact says the new version of a recycled bill promoting a “spanking ban” from last year’s session of the California legislature would place any parent who spanks his or her child on four-years minimum probation and force the parent to attend a “non-violent parental education class.”

AB 2943, introduced by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, would also give the child a criminal court protective order “protecting the victim from further acts of violence or threats.” Capitol Resource Family Impact (CRFI) says it is essentially identical to last year’s AB 755, the highly-publicized measure that drew enough national attention for it to be defeated because of the outrage of parents.

The group claims terms used in the bill to denote “physical pain or mental suffering” are ambiguous and include references to a stick, rod, switch, belt and other items (an electrical cord, extension cord, broom, and shoe) that they do not think most parents would use.

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Bolton Accuses Former President Carter of ‘Obstructionism’

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Former President Cater undermines the war on terror with practically every word he says these days. Why does he insist on sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong.

Carter plans to meet with the exiled Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal Friday. According to the former U.S. president, he had sent an envoy to Damascus earlier, requesting a meeting with the terrorist group’s officials, including Mashaal, and Hamas “welcomed the request.” On Sunday, Carter defended his planned meeting with Hamas, saying he feels “quite at ease” about doing so over the objections of Washington.

John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador, says by meeting with the terrorist group, Carter is in effect giving it legitimacy. “I think that it’s unacceptable in any circumstances. It’s even worse, now, with the administration trying to promote progress between Arabs and Israelis through the Annapolis process,” Bolton contends. “Now, I personally don’t think that route is going to have much success, but … people will simply not understand that a former president in our country can pretty much do what he wants to, and they’ll see the administration as hopelessly confused.”

“I don’t dispute that any American can criticize a policy they disagree with; that’s basic to our freedoms in this country,” Bolton acknowledges. “But for a former president actively to sabotage the policy — not merely to criticize it, but to go out of his way to sabotage it — is nearly unprecedented. I can’t think of another example like this in recent history.”

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Trading Nude Photos Via Mobile Phone Now Part of Teen Dating

Monday, April 14th, 2008

More of our oversexed, “anything goes” society.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves.

The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens’ courtship behavior, police and school officials said. The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites.

“I’ve seen everything from your basic striptease to sexual acts being performed,” said Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin, a member of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force of Central Ohio. “You name it, they will do it at their home under this perceived anonymity.”

Westerville Central High School senior Jerome Ray said he’s received such unsolicited messages, including one from a classmate while he was sitting with his girlfriend.

“A lot more girls are aggressive,” said Ray, 18. “Some girls are crazy and they are putting themselves out there.”

Candice Kelsey, a teacher from California, said some teenage girls think they have to be provocative to get boys’ attention. As a result, they will send photos they hope their parents never see.

“This happens a lot,” said Kelsey, author of Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence. “It crosses every racial socio-economic group. Christian kids are doing it. Jewish kids are doing it.”

Male teens are also doing it.

For instance, a central Ohio high school teen made a sexual cell phone video of himself and sent it to female classmates. One of the girls forward the Westerville South High School’s video to at least 30 other people.

A study last year found teens are placing more of an emphasis on image and fame than in the past. Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University who studies young people’s trends, found that teens are more confident and assertive than ever before.

“Adolescents are not known for thinking things through _ that’s a generational constant,” she said. “Now, with the technology that is out there, instead of taking a picture and passing it around the classroom, it’s online, which is a whole different ball game. (Teens) don’t see it that way.”

Mark Raiff, a principal at Columbus’ Olentangy Liberty High School, said some of his students and their cell phones have caused trouble.

“They don’t see anything wrong with it,” he said. “It leaves me speechless.”

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