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Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Jessica Wakeman over at the span style=”font-style:italic;”Frisky /spana href=”http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-cash-coupling-why-marrying-for-money-isnt-a-totally-bad-idea/”has a column about men marrying for money/a (via Instapundit and a href=”http://voxday.blogspot.com/2010/06/hypergamy-trumps-ideology.html”Vox Day/a). She writes it in response to a span style=”font-style:italic;”Newsweek/span article about the book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762435178?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0762435178″span style=”font-style:italic;”Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped Into the Romantic Dream–And How They’re Paying For It:/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0762435178″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /blockquoteForget for a moment that they annoyingly refer to grown women as “girls” in their title and check out their thesis: because, for a variety of reasons, men earn more money than women, it’s a wise move to marry someone who can provide for you and your family….br /br /Take me, for instance. I’m afraid I’m going to get tarred and feathered as a “bad feminist” for admitting this, but yeah, I do want to marry someone who can financially support both me and our kids.br /br /I’m not ashamed to want to “marry for money,” if that’s what would you can even call it, because I don’t fundamentally believe it is the “man’s role” to provide for women. My actual motivations, as I see them, are pure enough. I know of great guys out there—journalists, teachers, non-profit dudes—who will probably make great dads. But I personally wouldn’t pair up with them because, realistically, our two salaries together just wouldn’t be enough to cut it for what I want out of life. But, but, but, “Bank accounts shouldn’t matter at all!” And while I agree with that in theory, sorry, a man who can provide for me and our children is just much more attractive to me. br /br /Maybe this isn’t “feminist,” but logically, I need to marry a guy who makes more money than I do—preferably a lot more money than I do—for us to be able to afford what I want and I hope he will want, too. /blockquotebr / br /I have to admire some of the comments made by womena href=”http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-cash-coupling-why-marrying-for-money-isnt-a-totally-bad-idea/” such as this one:/abr /br /blockquoteUgh. Stop trying to justify the sexist notion that it’s better for women to marry up. Feminism gave us the opportunity to make our own money so we could control our own destinies and marry the people we love instead of being indentured servants to men we depend on for survival. If you want to put yourself in that prison, have at it, but don’t act like it’s a great idea for women in general.br /br /What happens if your husband loses all his money in a lawsuit or market crash or gets injured and can no longer work? Gonna dump him for the next meal ticket? Being able to take care of yourself and family is feminist. Putting yourself in a position where you couldn’t do it is what hurts women and children./blockquotebr /br /At least the above commenter isn’t a hypocrite. I can’t say the same for Ms. Wakeman who appears to want to be a “feminist” with a meal ticket. I’ve noticed that the more a woman talks about feminism, the more likely she is to screw a guy out of his money. Why is that?

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Sunday, June 27th, 2010

GM Roper: a href=”http://www.gmsplace.com/?p=4995″June’s tour of the Psych bloggers./a

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South of the Border: Oliver Stone’s Latest Travesty

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 - by Ron Radosh

About what you'd expect from the likes of Stone, a virtual know-nothing who uses his celebrity and acclaim as a director to spew out hatred for the country that has made him wealthy and influential.

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Men and marriage on WNOX today

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I am going on a href=”http://www.wnoxnewstalk.com/showdj.asp?DJID=40779″George Korda’s show on WNOX /ain Knoxville today to talk about why men don’t want to get married. I will be on from 2-3:00 eastern time today. a href=”http://www.wnoxnewstalk.com/article.asp?id=523814″You can listen live here./abr /br /If you want to call in, you can ask us a question or make a comment at 865.656.TALK (8255) or 800.951.TALK (8255) if you are outside the listening area.br /br /Update: Thanks to all of you who listened and called in.

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The Flotillas of Summer, the Guns of August

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 - by Phyllis Chesler

The signs are ominous and disquieting, from Germany to Holland ... to Washington state, where a nine-foot menorah was knocked over and on its base was spray-painted: “Die Jew.”

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Let Turkey Pay for UNRWA

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 - by Claudia Rosett

My own preference? Dissolve the UN's Palestinian refugee agency and turn over its entire budget to private missionaries trying to help North Korean refugees escape from China. That is a genuine refugee crisis.

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PC Morality: Blame the Government, Not the People, Unless It’s Israel

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 - by Aaron Elias

Why are so many comfortable with lashing out at Israeli citizens for the acts of their government? Why do the same people trash the Khomeini regime but support the Iranian people?

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Seeking Asylum, Anti-Terrorist Hero May Be Deported

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 - by Ron Brackin

In a PJM exclusive, the co-author of Son of Hamas writes that Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of the founder of Hamas, is indeed a security threat ... to radical Islam.

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American Restoration: What It Will Take

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 - by Herbert London

All is not lost. After all, we as Americans tackle the difficult and welcome the impossible.

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PJM Political 06/26/10: Apocalypse Vuvuzela

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Phillip Jennings discusses The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War; he and James Lileks wonder how Gen. McChrystal could get trapped by a magazine that's a relic from that period. Plus Glenn Reynolds, Roger L. Simon, Lionel Chetwynd, and much more. Hosted by Stephen Green, the Vodkapundit!

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Fox40 Covers Sarah Palin at Cal State, Forgets ‘All Mics are Hot’ Rule

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

The jury is still out if it was their reporters, or the local rent-a-crew, but regardless, an open mic on the air makes a local Fox affiliate appear remarkably unprofessional.

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Iran Wimps Out

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 - by Michael Ledeen

Iran has canceled sending an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip — and the details are delicious.

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Rolling Stone and the McChrystalites Deserve Each Other

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

God help us all when a four-star general really believes he can use Rolling Stone to help get a message out that might help us defeat the Taliban and help himself in the process.

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U.S. Government Needs to Prepare for Coming Leak of Damaging Video

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 - by Ryan Mauro

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims he has a video of an American "massacre" in Afghanistan and is threatening to release thousands of pages of documents that would be ruinous to national security.

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Sharia-Compliant Finance Advisor Named White House Fellow

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Zombie

Why, in the midst of the worst financial crisis our country has faced in 70 years, does the president choose an expert in Islamic finance (Samar Ali, pictured in thumbnail) to get training in the White House?

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Shariah-Compliant Finance Advisor Picked by Obama as White House Fellow

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Zombie

Why, in the midst of the worst financial crisis our country has faced in 70 years, does the president choose an expert in Islamic finance to get training in the White House?

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Dave Weigel Exits the Washington Post, Stage Left

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Stephen Green

Hired from Reason magazine, once Weigel joined the Post, it was obvious he was no libertarian. His “progressive” tilt, and open hostility towards most anyone to the right of himself was quickly apparent. (Update: Related thoughts from Ed Driscoll.)

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Blagojevich Trial Testimony Contradicts Obama and Jarrett

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The transition team report on the president-elect's contacts with Blagojevich and what he knew about Blago's wheeling and dealing is at odds with sworn testimony.

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Al Gore Jumps 25 Sharks

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Roger L Simon

No one could have anticipated his never-to-be-forgotten June of 2010, a month that would give even the strongest of us a migraine for life.

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Debunking a Pro-Gun Control Study Using Its Own Stats

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Howard Nemerov

The Violence Policy Center's own data in a study they just released prove that more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens causes less crime.

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Is Europe Awakening to Islamist Threat?

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Europe may still lean significantly to the left, but a rightward shift fueled by Muslim immigration problems has begun. Just look at the Netherlands.

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Israel Blockade Getting in the Way … UNRWA Says

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Stephanie L. Freid

Could Israel fully ease the blockade while at the same time implementing security measures that could guarantee safety? PJM interviews the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's spokesman in Gaza.

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Slicing and Dicing the Israeli Salami

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by David Solway

Devouring a nation, one slice at a time.

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Europeans React Skeptically to McChrystal Debacle

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Soeren Kern

There's a feeling that the departure of McChrystal is an indictment of Barack Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan, and may increase the pressure on European governments to withdraw their troops from the country.

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Arizona Park a ‘No-Go’ Zone for American Citizens

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Annie Jacobsen

The Sonoran Desert National Monument is so overrun with drug gangs that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has warned Americans not to enter the park.

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