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Monday, March 31, 2008

'Millennials' show respect for values

Some good news that you probably won't see reported in the main stream media.

The Washington Times is reporting on some findings of J. Walter Thompson, the nation's largest advertising agency (according to that article).

Thompson surveyed 1250 adults and found some interesting results for the "millennials" -- those between 21 and 29 (inclusively, I'm guessing) .

Among the findings
  • 94% respect monogamy
  • 94% respect parenthood
  • 84% revere marriage
  • 88% respect the US Constitution
  • > 75% believe in the proverial "American dream"
  • < 25% have any respect for Hollywood
This must have been a very interesting sample.

  • 15% live with their parents
  • 25% live with their spouse and child(ren)
  • 18% with their spouse
  • 19% with a partner
  • 15% alone
  • 8% with a roommate
Only 19% with a partner compared to 40% married and living with their spouse. Hardly the "shacking up" generation we all keep hearing about.

Read the whole article.

And thanks to Betsy's Page for the link.

Babies - Miracles or Punishment?

Barack can't seem to make up his mind if babies are a miracle or a punishment.

According to Ben Smith at Policito, a lady stood up at towards the end of a town hall meeting and offered a hurried, passionate plea for Obama to "stop these abortions."

First, Obama responds with
This is a very difficult issue, and I understand sort of the passions on both sides of the issue," he said. "I have two precious daughters — they are miracles."
Then he wraps up with
"I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information."
So, are babies a miracle? Or a punishment equivalent with getting an STD?

Read the rest

Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the link.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Man fatally shoots wife while installing satellite TV system

Sorry I haven't posted for a while.

This article really caught my eye however:

Man fatally shoots wife while installing satellite TV system

Patsy D. Long, 34, of Deepwater, was pronounced dead early Saturday evening after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun. Her husband, Ronald Long, fired the shot from the inside of their home after several unsuccessful efforts to punch a hole through the exterior wall using other means.

The woman, who was outside the house, was hit by the second of two shots fired by Ronald Long, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department said.

No. I am not making this up.

Read the rest.

Thanks to Reformed Chicks Blabbing for the link.