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Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus smokes “salvia” – latimes.com

By idaflo | January 8th, 2011 | No Comments » 

Old fashioned stylish womanMiley is a commodity; always exposed to and exploited by – marketers, handlers and ambitious show-biz parents who “know people”.

Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus smokes “salvia” – latimes.com.

I ran into these folks (on a much SMALLER scale) when I worked in a Bridal/Prom gown shop. Saw firsthand the whole “little girl pageant” thing. We didn’t specialize in this, nor did we even stock for it, but they still came looking for some mighty skanky stuff…and left frustrated.

Some women are lifers. If  THEY didn’t “make it”, they try to have their daughters become this “thing”.

Meanwhile Dad defers or checks out, becoming an ‘arm ornament’ who pays the bill.

It’s mighty bloodless – when a life becomes a product.


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8 Ways Fascist Feminists Are Ruining America’s Women

By idaflo | November 6th, 2010 | No Comments » 

by Cassy Fiano (Originally published 8-2-2010)

American women have some of the best lives in the world. We can literally do whatever we want. American women can go to school where we want, we can go to college, we can work wherever we want, we can marry whoever we want, and we can choose to lead whatever kind of life we want to lead. Millions of women in oppressed countries around the world cannot even imagine the freedom that American women so enjoy — and take for granted. We’ve come a long way in less than one hundred short years, but a lot of women can’t see that. Read More »

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This Is for You, Joy Behar! A Woman’s Journey from Liberal to Conservative

By idaflo | October 30th, 2010 | 2 Comments » 

Joy Beharby Jim Lakely  on October 28, 2010

Forgive the indulgence, but my wife sent me the following email today. She had to get this off her chest, in writing, to clear her mind for painting in her studio. And I think it’s a great story: One woman’s decades-long journey from indoctrinated liberal to free-thinking conservative.

These are the kind of women that Joy Behar insulted — and probably enraged, if my wife is any guide  — when she called Nevada Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle “a bitch” who should “go to hell.”

In the spirit of Robin of Berkeley, here is the rest of thisMUST POST and link-to article by Jim Lakely.

And my response follows:

Dear Mr. Lakely,  I believe Joy Behar is an extreme example, just another “hood ornament” for strident liberalism/feminism. Great stuff here, your family is blessed twofold; BOTH of you share a gift for writing. Sets off a storm of thought, since all the information on your wife’s evolution/transformation resonates with my experiences since college. Read More »

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On Politics and Being a Pastor’s Wife

By idaflo | October 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments » 

Man and Woman with subtext: "Why tell us about it?"

How can a pastor’s wife be so political? First, I come by it organically; my family is devotedly Republican, thus my roots. People I love and deeply respect have become involved politically, and they have made a difference. Real experience has not jaded my perspective.
But why me? Don’t I fear being divisive and offending people at church? Sure, that is a concern. But I make no apologies any more. (Even though I don’t “talk politics” at church. I AM careful.)
But again, why?
When we moved to California, I attended a few community Republican meetings, to ‘take the temperature’ and see what was being said and done in the state and her GOP. Read More »

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Of Foreboding and Forgiveness

By idaflo | June 19th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Uve Siemon-NettoThe Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life

By UWE SIEMON-NETTO

This column reaches you from France. It is written with a sense of foreboding. Just before leaving California, I called a friend in New York. He is a native Berliner of Jewish descent. In the early Nazi years he fled to Paris while still a teenager, and then fought in the French Resistance. “Make the best of your stay in Europe,” he counseled me. “By the time of your return we might be living in a totally different world.”…(continue reading HERE)

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Hollywood – Transforming the cultural and moral framework by worshipping perversity

By idaflo | May 3rd, 2010 | No Comments » 

I’ve never understood this. This is a living, breathing young woman, deserving human respect and protection from adults surrounding her, then and now. This “support for Roman” is equivalent to Hollywood repeating the old (and false) saw “She deserved it (being raped) because her skirt was too short”. Absolute and utter hypocrisy.
http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2010/05/roman-polanski-still-treated-like-hero.html

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