Quotes of the day

posted at 7:21 pm on May 31, 2013 by Allahpundit

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that the public remains of two minds about the gains mothers have made in the workplace — most recognize the clear economic benefits to families, but many voice concerns about the toll that having a working mother may take on children or even marriage. About three-quarters of adults (74%) say the increasing number of women working for pay has made it harder for parents to raise children, and half say that it has made marriages harder to succeed. At the same time, two-thirds say it has made it easier for families to live comfortably.

While the vast majority of Americans (79%) reject the idea that women should return to their traditional roles, the new Pew Research survey finds that the public still sees mothers and fathers in a different light when it comes to evaluating the best work-family balance for children.

About half (51%) of survey respondents say that children are better off if a mother is home and doesn’t hold a job, while just 8% say the same about a father.

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Via Mediaite.

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In modern society we are not supposed to say such things about child rearing and families. In modern society we are not supposed to point out that children in a two-parent heterosexual nuclear household have a better chance at long term success in life than others. In modern society, we are supposed to applaud feminists who teach women they can have it all — that there is no gender identifying role and women can fulfill the role of husbands and fathers just as men do.

This does not mean the two-parent, heterosexual nuclear household will always work out for the best. But it does mean children in that environment will more often than not be more successful than children of single parents or gay parents.

Feminists and politicians on both sides of the aisle view these statements as insulting to single moms and antithetical to their support for gay marriage. What should be insulting to single moms is for society to tell them they can do it all and, in fact, will subsidize their doing it all. I know a number of wonderful, nurturing single mothers. They do as best they can. Most of them have wonderful children. But not one of them prefers to be a single mother…

None of us can have it all. Women as primary breadwinners does make raising children harder, increasing the likelihood of harm in the development of children. While it is a reality in this world and sometimes even necessary, that does not mean we should not ignore the consequences of the increase in moms, instead of dads, as primary breadwinners (often because the man walked out).

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When Columbia University researchers studied 1,000 kids from babies to first grade, they not only found “the overall effect of 1st-year maternal employment on child development is neutral,” they discovered that working moms tended to be more responsive to their kids than stay-at-home moms. In December 2012, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Greenboro found that working moms were just as healthy, and sometimes healthier, than stay-at-home moms.

Most convincingly, according to research published in the peer-reviewed Psychological Bulletin, an analysis of 69 studies conducted from 1969 to 2010 found that when moms worked outside the home before their children were 3 years old, their kids fared no worse academically or behaviorally than stay-at-home moms’ kids. In fact, in some ways, they did better: children of working moms were rated as more high-achieving by teachers, and were less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. Which means when it comes to who’s “the most well adjusted youth in society,” at least by two measures, Erickson has it exactly wrong.

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Have these men lost their minds? (and these are my colleagues??!! oh brother… maybe I need to have a little chat with them) (next thing they will have a segment to discuss eliminating women’s right to vote?)

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btw Montana..
Your view is heavenly!
3 places I wanna see that I havent..Wyoming,Montana,Idaho.

Unfortunately, my 2nd phobia is flying…
so hard to work out a road trip there.
One day (working on bucket list) I will rent me an RV and travel everywhere.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Tis the witching hour…

Got me broom and gonna fly!!

Good Night all…

God Bless yous!

*swoosh*

Scrumpy on June 1, 2013 at 1:05 AM

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 12:32 AM
hehe. Come on over. We are having a bug zapping party with poetry, beer and beer, and zapped bugs getting electrified.

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Beer? All that needs to be said.
After I get through the Edger Allen Poe block, i will be there. ;)

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:05 AM

MontanaMmmm on June 1, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Gold..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:05 AM

later scrumperella!
Get you some funky cold medina.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Erickson is a jackass sometimes. I had a run-in with him once where I tried to explain that a primary way that black Americans have escaped the cycle of dependence is through military service. They get trained in a good job, get a good career, and raise children who go on to be productive, self-sufficient members of society. He not only argued the point but threatened to ban me from his site for arguing with him. He didn’t need to ban me, I never went back after that.

crosspatch on June 1, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Cutting edge Black Label Zack, Scrumpy….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4stTWBLW_UI&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
Rated R.

You know how those heavy metal folks can be.

wolly4321 on June 1, 2013 at 1:11 AM

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Do you get Allegiant Air where you are? take some relaxants and come on over… I make a mean kami kazi.:)

MontanaMmmm on June 1, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Do you get Allegiant Air where you are? take some relaxants and come on over… I make a mean kami kazi.:)

I have no idea. There isn’t enough zanX in the world to get me on a plane again. :) Last time..got trashed..made it worse.
Cool, you make the drinks, I will drink them. lol
I’ll get my RV ready.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Oh, I will bring Marshmallows and my beanie. lol

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Hit Fl and I will make you a mean cuba libre’ with aged Haitian rum.

SP u too. ;) we an swim with the fishes.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:05 AM

lovely:) Sweet Dreams Dire.

MontanaMmmm on June 1, 2013 at 1:19 AM

williamg! You out partying again! Who you go see this time :-)

Scrumpy on June 1, 2013 at 12:16 AM

No concert, Scrumpy-Sweetie……..just work and late dinner out……mostly alone……

williamg on June 1, 2013 at 1:20 AM

MontanaMmmm on June 1, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Gold..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at

real nice dire…tranquil.
I love hearing stuff I forget about.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:23 AM

@willg- hey bud.
Laying low, eh?

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:24 AM

arnold ziffel on June 1, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Living..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:26 AM

B9, I’m better at swimming under water than above the water. When I swim above the water I end up under the water. All I need is a way to breathe and eat and I could stay under the water all day long. Oh, and a way so water does not get in my eyes.

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:26 AM

MontanaMmmm on June 1, 2013 at 1:19 AM

+ 100..Very nice..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:29 AM

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:26 AM

We can arrange that..except for the eating..
but axe has that covered. LA fish and chips. :)
Then you can go back under.
Throw me in your truck and lets drive out west after. :)

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:31 AM

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Gordon wrote some great songs..:)

PS..If..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Underwater Internet would be nice too. Why don’t we just live in a yellow submarine. Then we wouldn’t even have to get wet and have shrinkage problems.

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:33 AM

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:23 AM
Gordon wrote some great songs..:)

PS..If..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM

He sure did.
I have to be in my mellow mood to listen tho.
Perfect right now as I near crashing.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:36 AM

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Ok you can ride in the front with me and be the dj. I love road trips. We will see all the sights. Biggest ball of twine, wally world, roswell where the ufo crashed.

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:38 AM

SP-check this out!
So cool…I want to go.
Big $ tho.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:38 AM

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Jules Verne undersea lodge sounds awesome. 20 thousand leagues under the sea. It will be like living in a fish bowl. They can sprinkle food and we can swim around and munch it all up. When it’s time to check out they will lower a net to catch us. How romantic?

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Hey Montana. Nice to hear from you.

Spring flowers yet?

I hope that valley you spoke of has them.

Let us know.

You take a picnic, we want details.

You write so well in that regard. I enjoy reading it.

If you write of nothing else, that’s ok.

Jealous except for the cold.

I don’t know that I could move/live there. Though I dream about it.

You wrote about it in such a way. It was beautiful.

If I remember right, you went on a picnic with your kids.

wolly4321 on June 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Million..:)

PS..Got to love the name of the band..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

How romantic?

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Very romantic..
but I will take the filet and lobster dinner. ;)

Speaking of..time for me to check outta here.
xo

Montana,willg, Dire-all really good to see ya.
Have a super weekend.

bazil9 on June 1, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

I would love to see bare naked ladies but my phone won’t play it. So I have to wait to see it on the puter.

Anyway hotties rule. They just do.

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

It’s gonna be 105°f here by Sunday.

I guess that’s why spring picnics in Montana mountain valleys sound splendid.

wolly4321 on June 1, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Honestly, for career-minded girls, SAH dads are exactly what we need. If the numbers for female breadwinners indicated that many/most had support at home, it would not be a problem. Unfortunately this statistic is made up mostly of women who have to work in order to make ends meet, not who want to work. In other words, it’s not about freedom or choices, its about money. In that case there’s no point in vilifying women for not staying home with their kids. But once you get past breastfeeding, there’s nothing a mom can provide that a dad cannot. It’s having a parent at home that matters.

alwaysfiredup on June 1, 2013 at 2:05 AM

wolly4321 on June 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Yes.
Schools out in a week, will keep you posted.
This winter was not so bad, much worse midwest and back east…just depends.
I have 2 acres lots of room for camping and a fire pit.
Conservatives welcome.

MontanaMmmm on June 1, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Anyway hotties rule. They just do.

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Agreed!!..:):)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Damn right..She looks awesome in Twister in the first scene of the movie..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Not so bad playing an angry, rain soaked waitress in “As Good As It Gets”, either…

Gohawgs on June 1, 2013 at 2:18 AM

have shrinkage problems.

SparkPlug on June 1, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Is that you, George?…

Gohawgs on June 1, 2013 at 2:20 AM

favorite cellist having fun with Kuhlau OP.20 Sonatina on piano…

equanimous on June 1, 2013 at 2:21 AM

I always wonder why people don’t appreciate Jimi Hendrix as much for his songwriting capability as his guitar playing……come to think of it – his playing was pretty overwhelming….

…his notes are timeless and moving regardless of who has worked to master them……….

williamg on June 1, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Have you ever of this guy? He’s great!

Carl Verheyen – “Little Wing”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Gohawgs on June 1, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Agreed..:)
PS..It is great to see you back with the late night crew..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Jedi Turtle

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Axe and RWM?

Jimmy Castor Bunch – “Troglodyte”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Jedi Turtle

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 2:36 AM

I leave you people to your own devices . . . and this is the kind of thing that happens.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Axe and RWM?

Jimmy Castor Bunch – “Troglodyte”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 2:48 AM

O, and look at this perfectly timed crap. :)

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 2:52 AM

ça m’énerve!

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 2:59 AM

eight minutes of pure vocalese…

equanimous on June 1, 2013 at 2:53 AM

Not you. :) That other guy. Nice link.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 2:59 AM

I leave you people to your own devices . . . and this is the kind of thing that happens.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Make the call..:):)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Make the call..:):)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:05 AM

These guys better not think I can’t follow them in or something. There’s no escape. :)

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:16 AM

Dokken – Dream Warriors

– And handle them like my warrior-princess girlfriend taught me, too. :)

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:20 AM

I leave you people to your own devices . . . and this is the kind of thing that happens.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Florence Foster Jenkins – “The Queen of the Night”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:22 AM

For SparkPlug:

Mrs. Miller – “Yellow Submarine”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:25 AM

http://youtu.be/7yRRqxJHQmA

Wonderful..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Florence Foster Jenkins – “The Queen of the Night”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Protection from evil.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Protection from evil.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Kix – “Tear Down the Walls

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:34 AM

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:16 AM

Sorry..The post above was meant for you..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Sorry..The post above was meant for you..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:35 AM

I couldn’t even figure out how to begin to FIFY. :)

Kix – “Tear Down the Walls

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:34 AM

It’s true. Some people dream of castle walls. Ha! No protection.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Make the call..:):)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:05 AM

This is The Call

Gohawgs on June 1, 2013 at 3:44 AM

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:34 AM

Funny..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:46 AM

It’s true. Some people dream of castle walls. Ha! No protection.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:51 AM

1. I know. But you have to admit I’ve gotten a lot better.

2. Poor bastard.

Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 3:51 AM

egg-salad. ^5

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Gohawgs on June 1, 2013 at 3:44 AM

Awesome..Just awesome..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Funny..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:46 AM

New Musik – “Sanctuary”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Gohawgs on June 1, 2013 at 3:44 AM

Awesome..Just awesome..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Ditto that awesome. :) Sorry Gohawgs — I thought it, then got preoccupied.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:00 AM

This is The Call…

Gohawgs on June 1, 2013 at 3:44 AM

haha wow I almost posted this to Axe’s “castle walls” comment:

The Call – “The Walls Came Down”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:03 AM

egg-salad. ^5

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 3:58 AM

^5

My fave Foreigner song:

“Women”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:07 AM

“Women”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:07 AM

Raise you . . . one Women.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:11 AM

For Dire:

Cheap Trick – “She’s Tight”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:11 AM

That’s two women to Dire, BTW.

. . . if I had a nickel for every time I’ve had to say that . . .

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Raise you . . . one Women.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:11 AM

Somehow, I knew that was Def Leppard! :)

Loverboy – “Hot Girls In Love”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:19 AM

Autograph – “Turn Up the Radio”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:24 AM

Loverboy – “Hot Girls In Love”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:19 AM

Favorite Loverboy. :) But — I had to go get the headphones, because with all the bass gone, sounded like my laptop had gas with that intro. :) Properly equalized, though, pretty awesome. Says a metal cowboy geek.

Lonely Is the Night – Billy Squier

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:31 AM

Whitesnake – Still of the Night

@Dire — Properly Tawny Kitaen’d. :)

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:36 AM

Favorite Loverboy. :) But — I had to go get the headphones, because with all the bass gone, sounded like my laptop had gas with that intro. :) Properly equalized, though, pretty awesome.

EQs are underrated! :)

I hadn’t heard that one before. I will admit that I am not much of a fan of Mike Reno’s voice!

Loverboy – “Lovin’ Every Minute of It”

Says a metal cowboy geek.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:31 AM

Where’s Fred? I have a song for him!

Boy’s Don’t Cry – “I Wanna Be A Cowboy”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:41 AM

Dreamy redux. As The World Falls Down — Bowie

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:44 AM

Whitesnake – Still of the Night

@Dire — Properly Tawny Kitaen’d. :)

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:36 AM

Are you very familiar with Kix? They were consistently good.

Nice babe in this one – plus, the song is excellent.

Kix – “Same Jane”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Dreamy redux. As The World Falls Down — Bowie

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:44 AM

She doesn’t seem to be totally with it here!

Terri Nunn (from Berlin) – “Suffragette City”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:53 AM

Boy’s Don’t Cry – “I Wanna Be A Cowboy”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:41 AM

I forgot about that song!

And this one: Wall of Voodoo – Mexican Radio

And this one: Murray Head – One Night in Bangkok

Need to bookmark that whole “node,” go exploring later.

Are you very familiar with Kix? They were consistently good.

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Yes.

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 4:54 AM

K. I’m out. Going for a walk while it’s still dark, then shift gears. Again. Night everyone! Night AC.

Sleep tight, Sophie. :) Allow some bedbugs to survive in order to repopulate their species.

Cue theme music.

3 Doors Down – Kryptonite

(Morning, Morning Crew. Morning, Jazz.)

Axe on June 1, 2013 at 5:05 AM

‘Morning, all.

What if I said something completely non-PC and said it matters what kind of careers we’re talking about here?

Both parents cannot have demanding, high-powered careers with long hours and be good parents. Sorry. Someone’s gotta have a “softer” career…..**ducks tomatoes**

Grace_is_sufficient on June 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Grace_is_sufficient on June 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM

I’m with you, grace.

pambi on June 1, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Someone’s gotta have a “softer” career give more of a damn for the children than for themselves and their material accumulations or status in the community…..**ducks tomatoes**

Grace_is_sufficient on June 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM

I’ll take some of the heat off you, Grace.

Cleombrotus on June 1, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Grace_is_sufficient on June 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM

That makes sense. Someone has to be able to “flex.” Kids get sick, cars break down, things happen to disturb our carefully-made plans. More a matter of attitude than gender.

indypat on June 1, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Mornin’, Patriots!

We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don’t have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character.

- Luke Scott “US Attorney Warns Against Talking Mean About Muslims on the Internet” My take.

kingsjester on June 1, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Erickson is a jackass sometimes. I had a run-in with him once where I tried to explain that a primary way that black Americans have escaped the cycle of dependence is through military service. They get trained in a good job, get a good career, and raise children who go on to be productive, self-sufficient members of society.

crosspatch on June 1, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I’ve been pondering lately if the country would benefit from requiring every 18 year old to go through some version of basic training — just for the discipline it would instill.

Count to 10 on June 1, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Grace_is_sufficient on June 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM

I’m with you, too.

Fallon on June 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Luke Scott “US Attorney Warns Against Talking Mean About Muslims on the Internet”

kingsjester on June 1, 2013 at 7:52 AM

You know I’m sick and tired of these Muslim groups claiming that they are just like every other American and at the same time demanding status as a special class impervious to any sort of criticism- especially when other members of their faith slaughter innocent Americans. And, by the way, Muslims are killing Americans on American soil no matter what that idiot US Attorney says.

Happy Nomad on June 1, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Happy Nomad on June 1, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Exactly right.

As I wrote, if they are opposed to the jihadis, then they need to get their mugs in front of the camera, and say so.

All you ever see on TV are the jerks from CAIR.

kingsjester on June 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM

kingsjester on June 1, 2013 at 7:52 AM

…usually your pieces don’t make me laugh…how come I was laughing?

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

And some baboons practice homosexuality.

What’s your point?

Solaratov on May 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I see what you did there.

davidk on June 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Probably at the naivete of that US Attorney.

kingsjester on June 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Have you ever of this guy? He’s great!

Carl Verheyen – “Little Wing”

Anti-Control on June 1, 2013 at 2:21 AM

..Greaaaat STUFF!!

Very Fine, A/C!

williamg on June 1, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Juan… “and politicians won’t talk about it” (the neg effects on the family)… and if one did he’d go ballistic on them. Of course NO dem ever would, truth be damned.

RalphyBoy on June 1, 2013 at 6:11 PM

And some baboons practice homosexuality.

What’s your point?

Solaratov on May 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Let’s leave the sexual habits of liberal voters out of this discussion, shall we?

MelonCollie on June 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Obviously, the argument that

1. children fare better when there’s more parenting going on (meaning children who grow up with one parent staying home with them during the day — this will be difficult for single parents, who are doing the best they can, regardless)

is separate from the argument that

2.) the mother needs to be the parent staying home and the father needs to be the parent working outside the home.

The first of these you can make a case for, not so much the second.

bmmg39 on June 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

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