Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers and to the mothers of our regulars! I think it is no exaggeration to say that we could not have this blog without them and our blog mothers are widely viewed as the smartest, cleverest, and beautiful mothers in all of motherdom.

Leslie and I went to a fancy black tie fundraiser last night for the Children’s Hospital. It was really moving as well as fun. I was surprised to hear the moderator (Fox anchor Bret Baier) discussing his own child’s numerous open heart surgeries. They do amazing work and there were short films featuring the mothers and fathers who go through these ordeals.

Today, after breakfast in bed, Leslie expressed an interest in either a hike or bike trip with the family. We will see if the weather holds out.

I hope all of our mothers have a wonderful and relaxing day today.

Jonathan Turley

17 thoughts on “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!”

  1. anon,

    The only Victim in any divorce is the Children…things and crap are replaceable…the children can never be replicated….think about that….

  2. Happy Mothers’ Day All, I hope all the proper connections were made


  3. Let’s all consider the fathers who are not able to be with their children, today or on father’s day or any other day due to the campaigns waged against them by the mother’s of their children.

    Yes, let us disparage them as deadbeat fathers, or abusers, or just call them names, that would never happen to us, we are good men.

    My mother never saw her grandchildren after they were seven years old. Prior to her entering the hospital, my ex would not let me take the kids to visit with her, when she was in the hospital, my ex gave me two days to drive to California with the kids, and then drive the kids back. They had had a good relationship with her up until then.

    About a year ago, my ex and her husband told me I should not come to the Bat Mitzvah. About two weeks before the Bat Mitzvah they gave me an ultimatum: pay them $2500 for “my share” of the Bat Mitzvah, or they would tell my kids I had chosen not to show up.

    So yes, happy mother’s day all you transgressive pro-civil liberties, never would you accuse falsely accuse anyone of crimes, Turley readers.

    Fuck you all.

  4. I wish all the mother’s a joyous day, surrounded by those you love!



    My thoughts are with you and your family – Peace

  5. AY,

    Maybe that’s because you’re not a mom.

    Although I have heard rumors you’ve been called a mother on occasion . . . 🙂

  6. Happy Mother’s Day to all our associated moms.

    Literally none of this thing we call civilization would be possible without you.

  7. Another Muther’s Day and not a card insight….for me at least…

  8. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MAY 8, 2011: I thank God for mine everyday.I hope she’s reading these from above lookin’ down at her “baby boy”.

    1. If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    2. Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he’ll end up hating you. Jill Bennett

    3. A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
    Dorothy Canfield Fisher

    4. At work, you think of the children you have left at home.
    At home, you think of the work you’ve left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
    Golda Meir

    5. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

    6. As is the mother, so is her daughter.
    Ezekiel 16:4

    7. Men are what their mothers made them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    8. Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe

    9. We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.
    Henry Ward Beecher

    10. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
    : Honore de Balzac, author

    11. The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
    Henry Ward Beecher, US Congressional clergyman

    12. Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me? Nancy Thayer, author

    13. By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author

    14. Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
    by: Lin Yutang, Chinese writer

    15. Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
    by: Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer

    16. That best academy, a mother’s knee.
    James Russell Lowell, poet, critic and diplomat

    17. Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
    Elizabeth Stone

    18. Anyone who doesn’t miss the past never had a mother.
    Gregory Nunn

    19. A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
    Tenneva Jordan

    20. Few misfortunes can befall a boy which brings worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
    W. Somerset Maugham

    21. The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.
    James Fenton

    22. No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
    Florida Scott-Maxwell

  9. Mother’s Day took a dark turn for us in May 2007 and has not been the same since. I wrote about that in a diary on Daily Kos a year later.


    In a little while, I will go over to my daughter’s apartment and pick her up to bring her over here. This will be her first Mother’s Day without her beloved Reed. Mother’s Day will never again be the same for her. Reed was an aspiring chef and although only 17, had been cooking Mother’s Day breakfast for her for years. He would stand on a stool to make the best omelets and French toast you could find anywhere. He loved to cook for his mother. So today, instead of getting flowers, we will be taking flowers to the National Cemetery for our son and then to the Memorial Park for our grandson. And Elaine, when we go to the cemetery, she will sit beside him and read from a little snowflake book sent to him by a wonderful friend. He would like that.

    For those who have their children and grandchildren today, hold them close. You may have them for always, but you also never know when that knock on the door may come.

    For Mother’s everywhere, sláinte mhaith.

  10. Yes. Happy Mother’s Day to all, as SM said…

    And to those who aren’t mothers in the traditional sense… we know that “it takes a village”…

  11. To My Mother
    by Christina Rossetti

    To-day’s your natal day;
    Sweet flowers I bring:
    Mother, accept, I pray
    My offering.

    And may you happy live,
    And long us bless;
    Receiving as you give
    Great happiness.

  12. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

    ~Oscar Wilde

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