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A Sweet Valentine from The Perry Bible Fellowship

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 38 Comments › )
Filed under Art, Humor, OOT, Open thread at February 14th, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Perry Bible Fellowship - Different

This Valentine’s Greeting was culled from the always awesome Perry Bible Fellowship. If you don’t like that one, try this. Or this.

We’re all about true love and true reality on The Overnight Open Thread.

Valentine’s Daughter

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 31 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, OOT, Open thread at February 14th, 2012 - 11:00 pm

I’m not a romantic, but this works. Now if I could just get her dad to leave…

Every day is Valentine’s Day on The Overnight Open Thread.

Happy Valentines Day! Now, Be A Man!

by WrathofG-d ( 131 Comments › )
Filed under Judaism, Political Correctness, Religion, World at February 14th, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Over the years, the concept of love has been spun, twisted, leaned, and pruned into nothing more than a base emotion.  The shame of this is that it leaves the human as nothing more than an animal responding to our emotions and base instincts, and ignoring our heads.    A bi-product of this multi-year incremental destruction of our beings is the withering away of the man, and as a result the woman, the family, and ultimately society as a whole.

So, boys….grow up, show some love and BE A MAN!

Every few years, the media tells us new ideas about what a man should be.   For a while there was “sensitive new age guy.” Then there was “metrosexual” and advice that men need to develop their feminine side.

I’ve heard married men advise younger men that the key to a happy marriage is:  “Yes, dear.”   [Nearly every television commercial] ridicule men, [and the actual programming are not much better.]

On television, we’ve gone from Father Knows Best, where the father was a wise caring man who could do no wrong, to Homer Simpson, a buffoon who can do nothing right. Does Homer actually influence what people think a man should be? In a recent survey in Canada by the research firm Ipsos-Reid, more than 25 percent of fathers aged 18 to 34 identify with Homer Simpson when they’re talking to their kids about a difficult subject, and almost 20 percent of adult children in the same age range associate their own father with Homer.

With so many confusing ideas, …wisdom on what a man should be in a relationship [has become increasingly necessary].   …  [It is not surprising then that some of the best advice regarding what a man should be comes from Genesis] and Adam — the first man in the world who was in a relationship.  Adam was alone. He wanted a wife. He asked God for a wife and God created Eve to be an “ezer k’negdo” — a helper opposing him or a helper against him (Genesis, 2:18).

A helper against him? What in the world does that mean? Simply, it means that …If a man works on himself and develops himself to be worthy, the woman will be his partner. If he doesn’t, she will be against him.

My search led me to discover a lot of timeless wisdom that for generations fathers taught their sons — wisdom that is so relevant today. Today’s absent father, either from long hours of work or divorce, means many boys grow up without a strong male role model.

Here are five … lessons… on what a man in a relationship should be:

Lesson #1: Take responsibility

… Don’t do things you know are wrong and then blame others. If you make a mistake, take responsibility for your actions.  One of the meanings of the word “husband” is someone who skillfully manages his household. A manager takes responsibility. …A man has to look at himself and see how he can change his own actions to properly handle similar situations.

Lesson #2: Show leadership

If a man wants to be seen as worthy and have a good relationship with a woman, he has to show leadership.  When he sees a situation that needs to be dealt with, he should step forward and handle it. People admire those who step forward to handle difficult situations. We don’t admire those who stand back and wait for others to solve the problem.

Some men avoid taking the lead because they don’t want to be criticized. They think they’re playing it safe. A man should say, “I’ll handle it,” and take the initiative to find solutions. If he’s not sure what the solution is, do what other leaders do — consult the many sources of information available.

Lesson #3: Make decisions

One of the meanings of the word “manly” is being decisive.  A man needs to make decisions and take responsibility for the outcome.  If he’s reluctant to make decisions, she may resent him.  Part of making decisions is understanding the other person’s views and being flexible.  She doesn’t want someone controlling her, but she also doesn’t want someone who leaves every decision to her.  A man who is afraid of making a wrong decision should ask himself: Who should make decisions? — someone who isn’t afraid of making mistakes.

Lesson #4: Be strong

Who is strong?  He who can control his passions (Ethics of the Fathers, 4:1). Someone who can control his anger is better than a physically strong man who can conquer a city. Blowing up in anger can seriously damage a relationship.  If a man thinks he can’t control his anger, he should imagine being angry at someone, the telephone rings and it’s his boss. Would he calm down? Of course, or he’d lose his job.  Not getting angry doesn’t mean he accepts bad treatment; he calmly sets limits on the treatment he accepts from others.

Lesson #5: Be manly

Being manly is not being macho.  Manliness is the positive qualities of decisiveness, strength in one’s convictions, confidence, self-reliance, high moral qualities, self discipline, honesty and integrity. A man who is manly has courage to be able to deal with difficulty, pain or danger without backing away despite his fear…

{The Original Article}

Saudis against Valentine’s day

by Phantom Ace ( 123 Comments › )
Filed under Islamic hypocrisy at February 12th, 2010 - 12:00 pm

The beloved Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has now decided that Valentine’s Day is bad. They are banning any store from selling red items. The reason they are banning Valentine’s Day is because it’s a Christian Holiday!

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi religious police launched Thursday a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or in any other way allude to the banned celebrations of Valentine’s Day, a Saudi official said.

Members of the feared religious police were inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners to get rid of them, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

Red-colored or heart-shaped items are legal at other times of the year, but as Feb. 14 nears they become contraband in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom bans celebration of Western holidays such as Valentine’s Day, named after a Christian saint said to have been martyred by the Romans in the 3rd Century.

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Islamic Tolerance, they ask for it here but show none in their homelands. This shows you how miserable this culture is and why me must be intolerant of them. It is time to remove the stench of Saudi influence from American politics. We don’t need them as “allies” or their oil. Screw Saudi Arabia they are an enemy and it’s time America realized it.