After joining the cast of “Duck Dynasty” in season four, Lisa Robertson became part of a television phenomenon.
Now, she’s using her stardom to speak out about the childhood sexual abuse she suffered at age 7.
“As a little girl, I had an extended family member who had major drug and alcohol problems,” Lisa, who is married to Alan, explains in “The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work,” Time reports.
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From the facebook musings of my friend and Talk Industry colleague Steve Deace: Spent some one-on-one time with Mike Huckabee today before departing for Washington, D.C. Fascinating conversation, most of it on the record for later. He will be a slightly different Huckabee than the upstart of 2008 when he runs in 2016. On the one hand he has more overall depth on the issues, and seems more prepared to be president. For example, he brought up the need to confront the judiciary to me without me bringing that up (although I realize that could've been at least partially because he knows that's my hot button issue). On the other hand, I don't think you'll hear him running as representing a faction or ideology like we did in 2008 when he was running to be the conservative alternative to Romney-McCain. I think he is going to run what amounts to a general election campaign from day one. He believes he'll have real resources this time, and that he's so well known he can make his case directly to the voters regardless of what certain groups/factions think of him. He even said to me, "I have learned to stop trying to change minds that cannot be changed. That's like trying to extinguish a fire you cannot stop." Read the rest (including snarky readers comments) at the newsworthy facebook feed of one Steve Deace!
OkCupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions. He’s also voted for numerous anti-choice measures, earning a 0 percent rating from NARAL Pro Choice America. Among other measures, Cannon voted for laws prohibiting government from denying funds to medical facilities that withhold abortion information, stopping minors from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion, and banning family planning funding in US aid abroad. Cannon also earned a 7 percent rating from the ACLU for his poor civil rights voting record: He voted to amend FISA to allow warrant-less electronic surveillance, to allow NSA intelligence gathering without civil oversight, and to reauthorize the PATRIOT act. Read full story on hotair.com
“Maybe you say it helps (Obamacare), but it really helps the small businessman,” said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., one of several physician-lawmakers among Republicans and an advocate of repeal… It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate… Asked if the legislation strengthened the law, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said, “I would hope so. I believe that” it does. He added, “So there are changes being made. But the Republicans have to get over if they hate ‘Obamacare’ and are going to repeal it,” he added. Rory Cooper, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said, “This is another in a series of changes to Obamacare that the House has supported to help save Americans from being harmed by the law, and we’re glad to see the President signed it into law.” Cantor was involved in negotiations on the legislation, which were overseen by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Reid. Read full story on hotair.com