Category Archives: Culture War

New TV show has couples commit adultery “to save” their marriage

The 6th Commandment: “You shall not commit adultery”

The Sodom and Gomorrah of America’s “entertainment” industry sinks to a new low.

FYI Television, of which I’d never even heard until now, has greenlighted a new TV show on spouse-swapping, otherwise known as adultery, called The Seven Year Switch.

FYI (stylized as fyi,) is a digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between the Disney–ABC Television Group subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.

Lisa de Moraes reports for Deadline, April 24, 2015, that FYI’s The Seven Year Switch, named after the 1950s Marilyn Monroe movie The Seven Year Itch, is an eight-episode series in which four married couples “at a crossroads in their relationship” “bravely” put their marriage on the line by shacking up with a “new partner” for two weeks.

They will eat, live and “sleep” commit adultery with total strangers, the network said. Relationship experts will help guide the adulterous couples through the process. At the end of their “experimental marriages” adultery, the married couples will reunite and decide whether to divorce or renew their vows.

Gena McCarthy, SVP Programming and Development at FYI, described it as an experiment to determine whether absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Blah, blah, blah.

The Seven Year Switch is produced by Kinetic Content for FYI. Chris Coelen, Karrie Wolfe and Cat Rodriguez are executive producers for Kinetic Content.  Gena McCarthy and Liz Fine serve as executive producers for FYI.

Gena McCarthy

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~Éowyn

After flag desecration incident, Valdosta State University students rally to support American flag

Earlier this morning, I published a post on students from the University of Florida at Gainsville and Emory University desecrating the American flag by urinating on the symbol of our country, and dissing military veterans by spitting and throwing beer cans at them.

Commenter threepercent1775 reminded us that not all members of the iY Generation (those born after 1990) are disrespectful, unpatriotic and politically ignorant.

I found a video of college students rallying in support of the flag at Valdosta State University students in Georgia. The video was posted on April 20, 2015, by Amanda Ann on her Facebook page with the comment:

“So this is what I stumbled upon coming out of my class on campus today.”

Amanda is studying early childhood education at Valdosta State University, the same campus where an Air Force veteran, Michelle Manhart, was detained by campus police for interfering with a group of Black student protesters who defiled the American flag by walking on it.

demonstrator trample on U.S. flag in Valdosta State University

Facebook does not enable me to save Amanda’s video to my hard-drive so that I can post the video on Fellowship of the Minds. Nor is the video on YouTube. You can see the video for yourself by going to Amanda’s Facebook page or on Clash Daily.

Here’s a screenshot I took from the video:

Valdosta State U students support American flag

There is such an uproar over the April 17 flag-trampling incident that Valdosta State University is shut down today in preparation for a huge demonstration.

Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the Valdosta Daily Times that thousands of people who “just want to come down here and support the American flag” were expected to descend on Valdosta State University at 1:30 p.m. ET.

~Éowyn

College students spit on wounded veterans, urinate on American flag

Our DCG has been doing a series of satirical posts on the idiocy and know-nothingness of the iY Generation — Americans born after 1990 whose world is all about the latest technology of iPhones and iPads, thus the “iY” Generation. (See the most recent post here.)

It’s one thing for the iY to be stupid and woefully ignorant, but some of them have crossed the line when they insult, spit on, and hurl objects at America’s wounded military veterans.

That’s precisely what happened last weekend in Panama Beach, Florida.

Warrior Beach Retreat

Chris Martin reports for IJReview, April 23, 2015, that the semi-annual Warrior Beach Retreat was held in Panama City, Florida, to honor American veterans who were wounded in battle, as well as their families and caregivers.

Many were staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort hotel.

Lake Town Wharf Resort

Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity from both the University of Florida in Gainesville and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, were also at the hotel for their spring formal.

There were numerous reports of college students:

  • Making inappropriate comments toward veterans and their spouses.
  • Disrespecting and defiling the American flag by urinating on the flag, breaking them off of vets’ vehicles, ripping them out of the ground.
  • Throwing beer and other objects off balconies at veterans and their vehicles.

Linda Cope, the founder of Warrior Beach Retreat, said some of the students “were urinating on the American flag.” Nicholas Connole, a wounded veteran who attended the retreat, said “They actually spit on me, and my service dog as well…. It hurts.”

After the incident, Cope received letters from both universities’ administrations.

Emory University denied any culpability on the part of their students, saying in their letter that “To date, no evidence has been found to implicate Emory students in these reported incidents.”

But Cope is not convinced by Emory’s denial. She points out “There were too many students from Emory for none of them to be involved… This denial is a slap in the face of veterans.”

For his part, University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs promised in a letter to Cope that “We are pursuing an investigation of the matter to learn… whether disciplinary action will be needed.” To which Cope replied, “Do your investigation, but I want to know what you’re going to do… I’m hoping that this will make a dramatic change in their life to realize they do not need to take the sacrifice and the service of these men and women in vain.”

In contrast to the administrations of the two universities, the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity was more forthcoming. In a letter to Cope, the fraternity states:

We have suspended the operations of the chapter until close of this investigation. Individuals found to have violated our membership standards or our values will be removed from the organization effective immediately.

No criminal charges for the incident have been filed, nor student suspensions issued, thus far.

~Éowyn

What is wrong with people? Woman jailed after McDonald’s shooting over bacon-less burger

 

Girlfriend has a temper...

Girlfriend just wanted some bacon…

MSN.com: A Michigan woman was sentenced three to seven years in prison after firing her gun at a McDonald’s drive-through when her hamburger was delivered twice without bacon, local media reported.

Shaneka Monique Torres, 30, was convicted in March of carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm into a building and felony use of a firearm, according to ABC affiliate WZZM in Grand Rapids.

A judge sentenced her to serve three to seven years in prison at a hearing Tuesday.

Torres visited a McDonald’s drive-through with a friend on the night of February 10, 2014 and ordered bacon cheeseburgers. When the meal arrived with no bacon, a manager apologized and offered her a free meal, WZZM reported.

She returned several hours later and again received her hamburger without the bacon, at which point she screamed at the restaurant worker and pulled a handgun from her purse, firing a round at the building. There were no injuries reported, but the shots shattered the driver side window of her car.

She was arrested about one mile from the restaurant about 30 minutes later. Her defense lawyer said the shooting was an accident, and was not about receiving her hamburger without bacon, according to WZZM.

Yeah, riiiiight. Because every time I remove my handgun from my purse, I just accidently pull the trigger.

LaughingKitten

DCG

The Conversation We Need To Be Having About Race: “I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back”

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Huffington Post: When Toni Morrison writes, we read. And when she speaks, we make damn sure to listen.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Telegraph, Morrison — who latest novel God Help The Child was published this month — shared her thoughts on the racial disparities that exist in the American justice system. Morrison explained how she will know when these disparities no longer exist, and why talking about race is a very different thing from talking about racism.

“People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,’” Morrison told The Telegraph. Top of Form

“This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back,” she said. “And I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman. Then when you ask me, ‘Is it over?’, I will say yes.”

Racial identity and culture are topics that serve as the foundation for many of Morrison’s novels. The reality of being a black woman in the United States is something the Pulitzer and Nobel prize-winning author knows all too well.

“Race is the classification of a species. And we are the human race, period,” she said. “But the other thing –- the hostility, the racism — is the money-maker. And it also has some emotional satisfaction for people who need it.”

Someone who knows a thing or two about money making...

Someone who knows a thing or two about money making…

Morrison echoed the idea that there is the idea that there is no such thing as race on a November episode of the “The Colbert Report.”

None. There is just a human race — scientifically, anthropologically,” Morrison told Colbert. “Racism is a construct, a social construct… it has a social function, racism.”

DCG

Michelle Obama tells kids she used to beat up her older brother & cousins

0.58Mooch dancing at a Ellen DeGeneres TV show in March 2015 (see “Is this Michelle Obama’s weenie?”)

Yesterday, April 22, 2015, FLPOS conducted a question and answer session with children during the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

There were the usual questions about what it’s like living in the White House and who was her favorite person whom she’d met, to which Mooch gave the usual expected answers.

The only strange thing she said was in response to a boy named Derrell who asked, “How was it like . . . when you were a kid?”:

“When I was a kid? You know, I had a normal childhood. I grew up in Chicago…. I was kind of a tomboy when I was little, because I had a big brother and I used to box with him. My father used to box, so he bought us both boxing gloves. My brother had big ones, I had little ones. And I used to beat up my brother and my cousins. I loved baseball and softball…. But otherwise, I was just a regular little girl.”

Mooch’s brother is Craig Robinson, who is older than 51-year-old Mooch by l year 10 months. He stands 6 feet 6 inches and is a former head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University, and a star forward as a player at Princeton University in the early 1980s. He currently works as an analyst for ESPN.

Now let the jokes about Michael, err, Michelle begin. LOL

H/t CNSNews and FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Éowyn

ACLU sues feds in bid to make Catholic groups provide abortion to illegal immigrants

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Fox News: Providing food and shelter to illegal immigrants isn’t enough for federally-funded Catholic organizations, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is suing the federal government to help ensure the religious organizations provide abortion and contraception to them as well.  

The suit aims to obtain government records related to reproductive healthcare policy for unaccompanied immigrant children in the care of federally funded Catholic agencies, which do not believe in abortion.

“We have heard reports that Catholic bishops are prohibiting Catholic charities from allowing teens in their care to access critical services like contraception and abortion– even if the teenager has been raped on her journey to the United States or in a detention facility,” said ACLU staff attorney Brigitte Amiri.

Almost 60,000 unaccompanied minors illegally crossed over from Mexico border last year. Nearly a third were young girls, and Amiri claims up to 80 percent were victims of sexual assault.

The government contracts with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to care for those children until they can either reunite with a relative or face an immigration hearing. The organization has received $73 million overall from the government- with $10 million coming in to care for unaccompanied minors in 2013 alone.

A letter from the USCCB shows the organization strongly objecting to a regulation proposed by the Obama administration requiring contractors provide abortions to immigrants who have been raped.

“The Catholic Bishops are taking millions of dollars in federal grants- and then imposing their beliefs on this vulnerable population who they are supposed to serve… and that raises serious concerns under the separation of church and state provision in our Constitution,” said Amiri.

But the bishops are hitting back at the ACLU- maintaining they are well within their rights to exercise religious freedom while taking care of the minors.

“For decades, we have provided exemplary services to this vulnerable population without facilitating abortions, and despite ACLU’s extreme assertions to the contrary, the law not only permits our doing so, but protects it,” said Kevin Appleby, Director of the USCCB’s Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs.

Appleby says instances in which a client under his organization’s care asks for a service contrary to the beliefs of the Church are rare. He insists the USCCB informs the government of a girl’s desire to access reproductive healthcare if the government has legal custody of that child.

“Let’s be clear about the ACLU’s purpose here: ending the productive and successful partnership between the Catholic Church and the federal government on the care and shelter of vulnerable populations. Denying us the freedom to serve betrays the very children the ACLU is purportedly attempting to help,” he told Fox News.

The ACLU is only suing for federal documents on the USCCB’s policies at the moment, but will consider further legal actions depending on what those documents indicate. The government has not yet officially responded to the ACLU’s request.

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Just send the illegals to Planned Parenthood; they’d be more than happy to do abortions.

DCG