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Since: Jan 10

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#75377 Oct 31, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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but someone turned in only PART of the voter registrations that were completed... the part that served their interests and did nothing with teh group of registrations that worked against hteir interests. not having proof of ID or registration won't help when an active member of a political party isn't doing what they should have done.
i'm about as non-political as they get, and i have a problem with what the teacher (?) did in ingoring teh registrations that were for hte other party.
I don't know how she can live with herself. I seriously want her banned from election work for life.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#75378 Oct 31, 2012
There was a show on PBS that i caught part of about elections and how disfunctional they can get. It was hosted by Mo Rocca - which is why i started watching it (and switched when anotehr show that i was waiting for came on). He was lookign at some of the issues surrouding ID laws, is voting a right or a privlidge (and can felons vote), the different parties approaches to gettign out the vote, how the process works with teh electoral college - really a non-partisan, non-political civics lesson.

He did an "election" in a third grade class using popular vote and then by table to illustrate the electoral college. there was one kid who was rather articlate for a kid about how unfair the table vote was.

I may have to find the show on On Demand or the internet and watch the whole thing. If i find it, i'll post a link here if anyone wants to see it.

Since: Jan 10

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#75379 Oct 31, 2012
Mo Rocca? I'd watch that. I'dl ike for his to become a household name.

Since: Jan 10

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#75380 Oct 31, 2012
Family Guy fans:

Last night, Nick came over to help me do some moving-related stuff, I had supper for us and we sat down to eat and watch TV before heading out to the garage. Nick rarely watches FG, I watch regularly.

THen started an episode I'd never seen. Quagmire ends up in the hospital, and his sister and her abusive boyfriend come to stay with him to help him recuperate at home. The boyfriend is horrible, beats the crap out of her.

So the guys plan a last minute midnight camping trip with the boyfriend, planning to shoot him and bury the body. He figures it out and separates Quagmire from the rest, and beats the crap out of Quagmire, then chokes him "to death." While digging a grave, Quagmire comes to and gets in the car, chases the boyfriend down, who ends up standing right up against a tree... and Quagmire crashes his car into the guy, smashing him to bits.

Yeah, it wasn't a funny episode. But I loved that MacFarlane had the woman beater die in the end. But holy crap. I'm glad Nick wouldn't let his kids watch that show (the 10 yo has jsut started watching The Simpsons).

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#75381 Oct 31, 2012
Red - here you go... looks like they're rebroadcasting in your neck of the woods over the weekend:

http://electoraldysfunction.org/

there are a lot of other rebroadcasts coming up in other cities too.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75382 Oct 31, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Family Guy fans:
Last night, Nick came over to help me do some moving-related stuff, I had supper for us and we sat down to eat and watch TV before heading out to the garage. Nick rarely watches FG, I watch regularly.
THen started an episode I'd never seen. Quagmire ends up in the hospital, and his sister and her abusive boyfriend come to stay with him to help him recuperate at home. The boyfriend is horrible, beats the crap out of her.
So the guys plan a last minute midnight camping trip with the boyfriend, planning to shoot him and bury the body. He figures it out and separates Quagmire from the rest, and beats the crap out of Quagmire, then chokes him "to death." While digging a grave, Quagmire comes to and gets in the car, chases the boyfriend down, who ends up standing right up against a tree... and Quagmire crashes his car into the guy, smashing him to bits.
Yeah, it wasn't a funny episode. But I loved that MacFarlane had the woman beater die in the end. But holy crap. I'm glad Nick wouldn't let his kids watch that show (the 10 yo has jsut started watching The Simpsons).
Careful... you'll give me an idea.

>;)

Since: Jan 10

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#75383 Oct 31, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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Careful... you'll give me an idea.
>;)
OH! HEY! What's the latest with your friend and Mr. Dickhead?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75384 Oct 31, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Family Guy fans:
Last night, Nick came over to help me do some moving-related stuff, I had supper for us and we sat down to eat and watch TV before heading out to the garage. Nick rarely watches FG, I watch regularly.
THen started an episode I'd never seen. Quagmire ends up in the hospital, and his sister and her abusive boyfriend come to stay with him to help him recuperate at home. The boyfriend is horrible, beats the crap out of her.
So the guys plan a last minute midnight camping trip with the boyfriend, planning to shoot him and bury the body. He figures it out and separates Quagmire from the rest, and beats the crap out of Quagmire, then chokes him "to death." While digging a grave, Quagmire comes to and gets in the car, chases the boyfriend down, who ends up standing right up against a tree... and Quagmire crashes his car into the guy, smashing him to bits.
Yeah, it wasn't a funny episode. But I loved that MacFarlane had the woman beater die in the end. But holy crap. I'm glad Nick wouldn't let his kids watch that show (the 10 yo has jsut started watching The Simpsons).
Every time that show comes on E tries to tell us that it is one of his shows and we should let him watch it. Um, that would be a great big NO!

We have power now. Yay!

Since: Jan 10

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#75385 Oct 31, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Every time that show comes on E tries to tell us that it is one of his shows and we should let him watch it. Um, that would be a great big NO!
We have power now. Yay!
YAY! Woo hoo!

I don't think anyone under 16 needs to see Family Guy. I feel for parents -- kids think "it's a cartoon!"

Since: Jan 10

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#75386 Oct 31, 2012
OH, and that episode actually was not that bad. I mean, it was awful, but at least it shows that being abusive is bad/wrong and people don't like it and you'll die if you beat your girlfriend.

THe other episodes are MUCH worse for kids to see.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75387 Oct 31, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Mo Rocca? I'd watch that. I'dl ike for his to become a household name.
He is on Wait wait Don't Tell Me a lot

Since: Jan 10

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#75388 Oct 31, 2012
Tomorrow's CH column, the first letter is SCARY:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style...

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75389 Oct 31, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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OH! HEY! What's the latest with your friend and Mr. Dickhead?
Did I tell you guys that he's going home (to PA) with her for Thanksgiving? And he's supposed to be coming up here next weekend to meet her friends (me, and others)? Let's see if he comes up with an excuse not to come up AGAIN this time.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75390 Oct 31, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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We have power now. Yay!
Yay indeed! I talked to my mom earlier and they were still without. It double sucks for my parents because they're on well water and the pump is electric, so they have no water either. My mom said she's going to start going to the bathroom outside, and I think she might have been serious.
:/

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#75391 Oct 31, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Tomorrow's CH column, the first letter is SCARY:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style...
And the second letter is sad (in a way... I can't come up with a more appropriate word but "sad" isn't quite right). I feel for both boys; what a tough situation.

Since: Jan 10

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#75392 Oct 31, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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And the second letter is sad (in a way... I can't come up with a more appropriate word but "sad" isn't quite right). I feel for both boys; what a tough situation.
It's tough enough to for a boy OR girl to say to another teen "I really like you THAT way," but for a gay kid to work up that nerve, that's another level. I don't know that I would have had that guts, and I started asking guys out at age 16.

Since: Jan 10

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#75393 Oct 31, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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Did I tell you guys that he's going home (to PA) with her for Thanksgiving? And he's supposed to be coming up here next weekend to meet her friends (me, and others)? Let's see if he comes up with an excuse not to come up AGAIN this time.
Doy ou know the detais of how this PA trip came about? Was this his doing? I can't imagine asking a new BF to do that. Nick and I started dating 11/20. At some point, I know I was the one who brought up Christmas and just said, "It's our rotten luck that we started dating shortly before the holidays. What say we let ourselves off the hook for christmas gifts, and no family stuff together, let's just say right now that it's too soon and we both do our own family things for the holidays." He was relieved and immediately agreed.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#75394 Nov 1, 2012

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75395 Nov 1, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Doy ou know the detais of how this PA trip came about? Was this his doing? I can't imagine asking a new BF to do that. Nick and I started dating 11/20. At some point, I know I was the one who brought up Christmas and just said, "It's our rotten luck that we started dating shortly before the holidays. What say we let ourselves off the hook for christmas gifts, and no family stuff together, let's just say right now that it's too soon and we both do our own family things for the holidays." He was relieved and immediately agreed.
Well yes. That's what normal, mature adults do.

She's been planning to go home for Thanksgiving for months, and I don't know who brought up the idea of him going but that got planned in the last couple of weeks. I'm terrified of when he wants to take her to meet HIS family... in PERU.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75396 Nov 1, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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Well yes. That's what normal, mature adults do.
She's been planning to go home for Thanksgiving for months, and I don't know who brought up the idea of him going but that got planned in the last couple of weeks. I'm terrified of when he wants to take her to meet HIS family... in PERU.
So does she roll like Tonka or like Slim Shady? When she goes home to visit, she staying at her family's house or a hotel?

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