WND Exclusive – I’ve been Awakened to Domestic Abuse

Normally, I write about politics. Politics is important. No doubt about it. It’s what drives the country, for better or worse. I’ll go with the latter.

And it’s what we write and read about on a daily basis. Some earn a good living doing it. But it’s not the be all, end all – or shouldn’t be. Family and friends are what should be most important and should trump everything – but God. When it comes down to it, it should be the care and love of our fellow man (and woman), not our political party.

But what happens when you discover that a friend or loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of a spouse or someone else he or she trusted?

My first instinct as a sheepdog is to see to it that the offender doesn’t see the light of the following day, but then I come to my senses. read more

Shedding Some Light on the Real Predators

By: the Common Constitutionalist

I’m not saying the NFL thing is much to do about nothing. It isn’t. What these players did is inexcusable, but domestic violence amongst NFL players is not an epidemic – not by a long shot.

Yet you’d never know it by the media uproar – the wall to wall coverage – the public outcry and the PSA’s.

Last week Nancy Armour wrote in USAToday (McPaper) regarding the NFL’s Breast Cancer awareness campaign that, “Promoting breast cancer awareness is a noble and worthy cause, no question. By painting itself pink for the next four weeks, however, the NFL gets to pretend it cares oh so greatly about women while ignoring yet another opportunity to educate and inform about domestic violence.”

I guess Nancy is the nation’s authority – judge and jury, regarding the motivation of the NFL. Of course we all know that the NFL as a whole, and certainly those brute players don’t really care about the health and well being of women-folk.

If Nancy had checked her papers own database, maybe she wouldn’t appear so utterly stupid.

It took FiveThirtyEight’s Benjamin Morris to run the actually numbers taken from USAToday’s NFL arrests database. He found that the rate of domestic violence incidents amongst NFL players was only about half (55.4%) that of the general population and the overall crime rate was only 13% of the national average.

Still, we know, as the NOW gang has always preached, deep down, men are all predators, despite what the stats say.

But what of the “real” predators – women. Yes, women. read more