I asked Google for information about athletes who have fathered many children by different women and was bowled over when numerous pages of results appeared. To summarize the first few websites, here is a partial list of the top offenders: Calvin Murphy – 14 illegitimate children by 9 women; Travis Henry – 9 kids by 9 women; Antonio Cromartie – 9 kids by 8 women; Jason Caffey – 8 kids by 7 women; Shawn Kemp – 7 kids by 6 women; Derrick Thomas – 7 kids by 5 women. There are more than 70 other names with less dramatic numbers – fewer than 5 illegitimate children per athlete, but by any yardstick of measurement, these are staggering statistics for people who are heroes to a vast majority of American boys and men. Their reputation as deadbeat dads doesn’t hurt their careers or their fan base, yet the role models they project to youth are surely as dangerous as tobacco to the 70% of African-American women who are single mothers.
The most serious domestic question facing America today – the one that precedes and precipitates the dilemma of unemployment – is how to cope with the myriad problems resulting from children being raised without a biological father in the home. That is the single biggest predictor of poverty, failure to graduate from high school, drug and alcohol abuse, child-abuse, depression, teen pregnancy, gang membership, anti-social behavior and unemployability.
The Concept of Brotherhood in Islam How Muslims View Each Other and How They View Non-Muslimsby Harold Rhode http://www.hudson-ny.org/2572/brotherhood-in-islam With the end of the Cold War, a new enemy emerged, Radical Islamic Fundamentalism, made up of Islamic extremists, terrorists and the states that support them. If we are to counter them at all, we must [...]
http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_display.cfm/blog_id/30613 November 9th is the 72nd Anniversary of Kristallnacht -”the night of broken glass” that occured throughout Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht was Nazi retribution for the assassination an anti-Nazi German diplomat Ernest Vom Rath in the Paris by a young Polish Jew, Herschel Grynzspan on November 7th, 1938. That event was seized upon by Herr Hitler and [...]
Click here: The Transforming Fire in the Middle East – Maggie’s Farm http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/18493-The-Transforming-Fire-in-the-Middle-East.html The Transforming Fire in the Middle East This afternoon I had lunch and a stroll along the ocean with a new friend, Jonathan Spyer. We struck it off immediately when he said the only organization he ever joined which he promised to [...]
When it comes to protecting individual rights and property, we actually need more government.
“They can afford new windows.” – overheard at Occupy Oakland in reaction to the vandalism of Whole Foods.
Tea Partiers are used to being called anti-government. When we stood opposed to President Obama’s state-run healthcare law, we were labeled “anti-government.” When we called upon Congress to risk a 2011 shut down in pursuit of real budget cuts, we were marked “anti-government.” When we refused to raise the debt ceiling without systematic fixes to the budget process, we were branded “anti-government.” Even now, as we stand in contrast to the genuine anarchists and violent revolutionaries rallying under the militaristic term “occupy,” it is we who remain “anti-government.”
http://myrightword.blogspot.com/2011/11/racheting-up-apartheid-to-freedom.html Letting their imagination run away with them, especially that their apartheid analogy is falling apart, the lefty progressive radical supporting Arab fascism in my neighborhood, have come up with another idea: freedom-riding buses. On November 15, Palestinian activists will attempt to board segregated Israeli settler public transport headed to occupied East Jerusalem in an [...]
http://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2011/11/09/what_is_obama_thinking/print That’s the question that has to be on everyone’s lips at this point. We’ve spent trillions of dollars of taxpayer money we don’t have — to no avail. We’ve created massive new entitlement programs without funding them. We’ve emboldened class warfare artists to take to the streets, littering America’s public spaces with human debris [...]
http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2011/11/09/the_great_stonewall_of_obama The White House laments that America hasn’t built enough massive government infrastructure projects. Nonsense. At the rate it’s growing, the Great Stonewall of Obama may soon be the second largest manmade object visible from outer space. While many construction workers across the country remain idle, Team Obama’s attorneys have been laboring overtime to erect [...]