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To all of the Dads!

by Kafir ( 63 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at June 21st, 2009 - 5:43 am

GC065 - HappyFathersDay

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  1. FishFearMe
    1 | June 21, 2009 5:50 am

    Thanks, m! And Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad’s.

  2. m
    2 | June 21, 2009 6:07 am

    You’re welcome!

  3. FishFearMe
    3 | June 21, 2009 6:16 am

    If I may share…I have 2 grown sons in Texas. One is 30, the other is 27. It turns out, however, that I am doubly blessed as I have a new family now. I am adopting my wife’s 6 year old little girl and we (my wife and I) have a 2 year old girl together. The both of them are The Lights of My Life. I gotta tell ya, the younguns keep this 52 year old on his feet. But when they say “Daddy…”, my heart simply melts. God has been good to me.

  4. My5princesses
    4 | June 21, 2009 6:24 am

    Happy Father’s day to all.

    Don’t know if you ever heard of the Zach Brown Band, but they have a song called Highway 20 Ride which reminded me of the years of traveling I needed to do to keep my relationship with my 20 year old.

    I need to call my Dad today, and I realize what great love we have from our heavenly father after loving my children despite my imperfections.

    Guess you have to spoil that old man of yours some more today M.

  5. BuddyG
    5 | June 21, 2009 6:47 am

    Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow fathers out there.

    I woke up to the kids hovering around to hand me cards and ties. I am so blessed. (and they are so loud)

    Today makes me especially glad that my father was loving with his family. He was always with us, through thick & thin, and I can’t imagine him ever abondoning us. He taught me a lot about the good of life and responsibility.

    Can’t say the same for this father

  6. m
    6 | June 21, 2009 7:02 am

    re: #3 by FishFearMe

    That’s so awesome! And BRAVE~ lol!

    I have two sons, and that’s about all I can handle :}

  7. m
    7 | June 21, 2009 7:05 am

    re: #4 by My5princesses

    He’s already spoiled rotten! :D

    Are the Queen and princesses being extra good to the King today?

  8. vagabond trader
    8 | June 21, 2009 7:06 am

    Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads!

    To my own Daddy, miss you always.

  9. FishFearMe
    9 | June 21, 2009 7:07 am

    re: #6 by m

    Brave? Or stupid? hahahahaha


  10. m
    10 | June 21, 2009 7:07 am

    re: #5 by BuddyG

    You are lucky and so are your younguns! :D

    My Mom gets the loving from me today~ she always has. She had to play both roles, and I thank her every single day!

  11. m
    11 | June 21, 2009 7:13 am

    OH WOW! The Hot Air Steamers have jumped up 5 grand from yesterday! That is fantastic!

    Go Anti-Jihadist!

  12. no2liberals
    12 | June 21, 2009 7:19 am

    Thanks, and a hearty hello and good day to other dads out there.
    Children are a blessing, grandbabies are the best!

  13. newsjunkie_ky
    13 | June 21, 2009 7:21 am

    Happy Father’s Day!

    My Dad and my Step-Dad, of 47 years, are no longer with us, I miss them both. My Step-Dad passed away this past February and My Dad in ’97. I was blessed to have two wonderful Fathers.

  14. newsjunkie_ky
    14 | June 21, 2009 7:22 am

    So glad to see you here.

  15. goddessoftheclassroom
    15 | June 21, 2009 7:24 am

    Good morning, y’all.

    I miss my dad. Sigh.

    Anyway, I want to thank all the dads (and moms) who find themselves dissatisfied in their marriages but work it out to keep the family together.

  16. goddessoftheclassroom
    16 | June 21, 2009 7:24 am

    re: #13 by newsjunkie_ky


  17. newsjunkie_ky
    17 | June 21, 2009 7:30 am

    Good grief. WAKE UP!

    via JammieWearingFool

  18. FishFearMe
    18 | June 21, 2009 7:32 am

    re: #14 by newsjunkie_ky

    Thank you. I certainly appreciate it. I am around alot, I just don’t post very often. I’ll try to be more active in the future. (if y’all can stand it)lol

  19. vagabond trader
    19 | June 21, 2009 7:34 am

    re: #11 by m

    Excellent! Also, a special Fathers Day shout out to those who serve in our great military!

  20. newsjunkie_ky
    20 | June 21, 2009 7:39 am



  21. no2liberals
    21 | June 21, 2009 7:42 am

    Just got my dads day call from my girls, and I also found this.
    Talk about a dads day gift!

  22. 22 | June 21, 2009 7:43 am

    Happy Fathers day all.

  23. vagabond trader
    23 | June 21, 2009 7:44 am

    re: #21 by no2liberals

    And may that gift keep on giving.

  24. no2liberals
    24 | June 21, 2009 7:47 am

    re: #15 by goddessoftheclassroom
    My dad has been gone a long time.
    I never fully understand why he was so hard on us, and pushed us the way he did, until years later.
    For many years I was conflicted, I always loved him, but didn’t like him very much.
    I finally realized it was because of his tough start in life, living through the depression with his widowed mom, and polio stricken sister, that he only wanted what was best for us.

  25. no2liberals
    25 | June 21, 2009 7:48 am

    re: #23 by vagabond trader
    It’s a veritable positive negative.

  26. bp_sf
    26 | June 21, 2009 7:53 am

    Hey all you Fathers in internet land!

    How’s your wife and my kids doin’?

    (sorry, old joke)

  27. Sparky
    27 | June 21, 2009 8:12 am

    Thanks for the tie, just what I wanted!

  28. Sparky
    28 | June 21, 2009 8:15 am

    re: #11 by m

    m, if I clicked on the link you provided the other day, did that get me to right group, or was I supposed to do something else?

  29. vagabond trader
    29 | June 21, 2009 8:18 am

    re: #25 by no2liberals

    This bitter old clinger will take it and all the other crumbs of HOPE offerred.

  30. m
    30 | June 21, 2009 8:22 am

    re: #28 by Sparky

    That should have been the right one. It’s the “Anti-Jihadist” link upthread — that links to our team.

  31. m
    31 | June 21, 2009 8:27 am

    re: #21 by no2liberals

    I also found this.

    woohooo! Newsjunkie_ky, maybe people are waking up.

  32. 32 | June 21, 2009 8:33 am

    Happy Fathers Day to all Dads.

  33. newsjunkie_ky
    33 | June 21, 2009 8:40 am

    re: #31 by m

    YEAH! blinders coming off, finally?

  34. newsjunkie_ky
    34 | June 21, 2009 8:44 am

    Couldn’t resist:

    The economy is so bad…How Bad is it?

    CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

    Jewish women are marrying for love.

    Even people who have nothing to do with the Obama administration aren’t paying their taxes.

    Hotwheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

    Obama met with small businesses to discuss the Stimulus Package: GE, Pfizer and Citigroup.

    McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer

    Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names

    A truckload of Americans got caught sneaking into Mexico

    The most highly-paid job is now jury duty

    Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting

    People in Africa are donating money to Americans

    Mothers in Ethiopia are telling their kids, “finish your plate, do you know how many kids are starving in the US ?”

    Motel Six won’t leave the light on

    The Mafia is laying off judges

    And finally…
    Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal.
    Hey, neat…the guy who made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $750 billion disappear.

  35. no2liberals
    35 | June 21, 2009 8:49 am

    re: #31 by m
    Uhh…okay, then.
    It has been a slow slog, but it’s still early in his term, though with the three outrages a day plan he has been on, it seems longer.

  36. no2liberals
    36 | June 21, 2009 8:51 am

    re: #34 by newsjunkie_ky
    And, liquor stores are still thriving.

  37. no2liberals
    37 | June 21, 2009 8:53 am

    My heart goes out to fathers in Iran.

  38. goddessoftheclassroom
    38 | June 21, 2009 8:56 am

    re: #37 by no2liberals

    My school district set up a live feed of the graduation ceremony for one of the senior’s father who was serving in Iraq.

    We must continue to do everything we can to support our men and women in the service.

  39. no2liberals
    39 | June 21, 2009 8:57 am

    A reminder why my dad was such a huge Fred Astaire fan.

  40. m
    40 | June 21, 2009 8:58 am

    re: #35 by no2liberals

    I’m optimistic. People I know that were never really interested in politics before (and more than likely voted for the zero) are bitching about him. It makes my heart happy. :)

  41. no2liberals
    41 | June 21, 2009 9:00 am

    re: #38 by goddessoftheclassroom
    Yes, we must…always.

    A song por vous.

  42. no2liberals
    42 | June 21, 2009 9:02 am

    re: #40 by m
    Staying positive, is the correct approach.
    We are an exceptional nation and people, and nothing the libs say or do can change that if we stay positive.

  43. m
    43 | June 21, 2009 9:08 am

    re: #37 by no2liberals

    That is terrible.

  44. no2liberals
    44 | June 21, 2009 9:14 am

    re: #43 by m
    She isn’t the only young woman murdered by those creatures.
    This pic is from Gateway Pundit of Neda.

    Makes me so angry, as a human, and as a father, and I can’t do shit about it.

  45. goddessoftheclassroom
    45 | June 21, 2009 9:24 am

    Take care, y’all. BBL.

  46. Ma Sands
    46 | June 21, 2009 9:30 am

    (Guess I “jumped the shark” --posted my own Happy Father’s Day on the lower thread at the turn of the day….. : )

    no2liberals…..thank you, for the info on Iran… heart has been “living” there in this…..

  47. no2liberals
    47 | June 21, 2009 9:36 am

    re: #46 by Ma Sands
    Yes ma’am.
    I’m still sitting here trembling with anger, after watching the video of Neda’s final seconds on earth, as she entered her death throw.
    I’m just angry sick, right now, and need to do or see something more uplifting.

  48. BuddyG
    48 | June 21, 2009 9:41 am

    Like Father, Like Son

    For Better or For Worse

  49. BuddyG
    49 | June 21, 2009 9:50 am

    re: #38 by goddessoftheclassroom

    Happy Father’s Day to the American servicemen.
    They’re doing a great job

  50. 50 | June 21, 2009 9:55 am

    Odd thing. I received a Father’s Day e-mail today from the Obama White House although I hadn’t asked for it. It was through an AOL account and sent by AOL certified mail. I never got anything like this from Bush or any other President -- and I didn’t ask for it from Obama. I am wondering if they sent it to all AOL members though collusion with AOL, or if I got it because I had once written to the White House.

    Can anyone help me out with this one?

    Oh, and HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to every Father here, and to your relatives.

  51. Ma Sands
    51 | June 21, 2009 10:01 am

    re: #50 by WrathofG-d

    Isn’t funny that everything done by the Obama people is viewed with suspicion?


  52. 52 | June 21, 2009 10:06 am

    re: #51 by Ma Sands

    The e-mail was about how hard it was for Obama, how he didn’t have a father, but how wonderful of a father he was to his two girls.

    This all might be true, but I didn’t ask for the e-mail, I’m not on an e-mail list (or at least didn’t ask to be) and the entire thing read so “Dear Leader”ish.

    It really struck me as unsolicited propaganda! (like the real stuff)

  53. 53 | June 21, 2009 10:08 am

    Happy Fathers Day to all who qualify.

    Miss you Pappy! Here’s hoping my boys see me as I saw you.

    My beautiful wife just made me a fantastic breakfast even though I told her I was not her father and I will be making cedar-planked salmon on the grill with my boys this evening.

    Right now, I am thinking a Rocky Patel Edge Torpedo Maduro is in order.

  54. bar
    54 | June 21, 2009 10:08 am

    Happy Fathers day to all the dads.
    I miss you dad, RIP, we had some great times fishing before you went home.

    This was at Hot Air and Patterico yesterday.
    Iran burns while the Zero eats ice cream.

  55. 55 | June 21, 2009 10:20 am

    re: #54 by bar

    This should get some people talking:

    IDF to Emboss Ten Commandments Emblem on Military Korans

  56. Ma Sands
    56 | June 21, 2009 10:30 am

    re: #55 by WrathofG-d

    O. Mi. Goodness. --found this in your link’s article:

    The IDF provides Korans for its Muslim soldiers.

    I see at least three mutually-exclusives in that statement…..

  57. bar
    57 | June 21, 2009 10:37 am


    Moslems in IDF?
    Now that I find beyond bizarre. How much you want to bet that this will be considered an affront to the Qur’an and Islam.

  58. bar
    58 | June 21, 2009 10:48 am

    I got this e-mail in my personal e-mail account. I own my own domain and only use this e-mail for my business and personal friends, so how the White House got this e-mail, I do not know?

    Happy Father’s Day,

    I’m writing to share a special video of Barack talking about fatherhood, but first I want to share some thoughts of my own.

    My father, Frasier Robinson, was the rock of our family. Although he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his early thirties, he was our provider, our champion and our hero.

    He worked tirelessly through good days and bad to make sure my brother and I had every opportunity he didn’t — to go to college and pursue our dreams. His example continues to guide me every day.

    Barack didn’t have my good fortune — his father left when he was just two years old. But he has always been determined to give our daughters what he never had, and he values being a good father more than any other accomplishment in his life.

    On Friday, Barack brought some men (and a bunch of kids!) to the White House to talk about fatherhood. Check out a video of the event:

    We all know the remarkable impact fathers can have in our children’s lives. So today, on this 100th anniversary of Father’s Day, take a moment to celebrate responsible fatherhood and the men who’ve had the courage to step up, be there for our families, and provide our children with the guidance, love and support they need to fulfill their dreams.



    If the First Lady really knew what I thought about her, she wouldnt send me an e-mail.

  59. jakee308
    59 | June 21, 2009 10:51 am

    You ever see a family special or drama about someone is estranged from their father (for whatever real or perceived reasons) and refuses to have contact or recognize any good coming from their Father?

    It’s usually a tear jerker and ends one of two ways; either they reconnect or they don’t.

    Either way the point made is to not let the apparently overwhelming stresses of everyday life tear you away from your parents, particularly your Father.

    The Father is the unsung hero in most families and the easiest scapegoat when things are bad. (Mom’s harder to get pi$$ed at plus Dad’s usually gone somewhere and seems preoccupied when he’s home). When you’re a child it’s easy to feel ignored, belittled and disconnected to someone that seems uncaring and so far away. So you look forward to the few times that you do connect but as you grow older it becomes easier to not push for those times.

    Soon you’re grown and have your own problems and maybe aren’t living nearby and besides your connection was tenuous at best and he never seems to care when you do show up.

    Then one day you hear the news … your father has passed away. Of course you’re saddened but you didn’t realize how much you miss him and suddenly so much of what he did manage to pass on to you becomes revealed for the golden treasure that it it.

    Advice given seemingly offhandedly and living a code of conduct with an inner strength that you emulated and has served you well. If you’re lucky enough to become a Father yourself you’ll come to realize that Mother’s love and Father’s lead by example.

    Most Father’s provided majority of the means for you to be fed,clothed and housed. He Showed you how a man lives and acts and made you work for what you wanted. Because that’s Life, you get out what you put in. Now as you’re older you begin to recognize what he was teaching you all those years growing up and you realize it must have hurt to ignore your tears of hurt or frustration but that was how you learned about the hard knocks in life and how to deal with them and no amount of hugs and kisses makes those hard knocks stay away.

    If you can’t/don’t see the valuable lessons your Father taught you then I truly feel sorry for you. If you do recognize the sacrifice and the true compassion he expressed towards you then know you were blessed and that he truly did love you.

    If your Father is still alive, no matter what reasons may have stopped you in the past, go visit your Father. At the very least call him to say “Thanks Dad”.
    You will not regret it.

    If your Father is gone, do not despair about not having shown your appreciation to him. He knew he would never receive the same adoration from you that you show your Mother. He still did what had to be done despite that and understood what kept you away because that’s what Father’s do.

  60. Ma Sands
    60 | June 21, 2009 10:54 am

    re: #58 by bar

    If the First Lady really knew what I thought about her, she wouldnt send me an e-mail.

    Tell her --in as nice of language as you can think of (for your own safety). Maybe it will be the right timing to have struck a nerve, and perhaps could be a turning point, for the better….. ? : )

  61. bar
    61 | June 21, 2009 11:00 am

    re: #60 by Ma Sands

    Thats a good idea.
    Of course the problem will be doing it in a nice manner, cause for me cussing comes really easy and it gets my point across. But it also turns people off.

  62. 62 | June 21, 2009 11:16 am

    re: #57 by bar

    I presume the Muslims in the IDF are Bedu, who even from Mohammad’s time were only Muslim in name only. (Early Islam actually tells of many instances of anger of Mohammad over the fact that the Bedu would call themselves Muslims but never quit their old “spiritual” ways). I could however be wrong in this instance, or when discussing Muslims today.

    All of the above however only puts a finer point on the reality of Israel versus the Muslim nations. Israel is a multi ethnic, multi race, mutli religion country that allows all Israelis into its armed forces. Those that the confused West supports however DO NOT!


    re: #58 by bar

    I got this same e-mail and mention it above. I have/had the same thoughts you did (excluding the “if Michelle knew….”). As I stated above, that unsolicited e-mail really struck me as old-fashioned State propaganda from our very own “dear leader”. [Dear leader had difficult childhood, but dear leader was strong, dear leader is loving, dear leader is great father...]


    Now I am off to do my Father’s Day thing. Have a wonderful one all!

  63. song_and_dance_man
    63 | June 21, 2009 2:47 pm

    /Elvis voice on

    Why, thank you. Thank you very much!

    /Elvis voice off

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