Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75553 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So my friend M and his two adult siblings got an email from their dad this morning,t elling them who to vote for in every election, and instructing them to vote for the anti-gay-marriage amendment. N went ballistic on their dad (N is 30 and married with a kid), told him “The way I was raised by you and mom to care about others and to be inclusive and tolerant of people who are different from me and people I disagree, everything you said in this email goes against that.” Both M and N chewed out their dad and said to never send a political email like that to them again. This is the dad who sleeps on the couch so his adult daughter can sleep with her mom in the marital bed.
Kudos to your friend for speaking up. Her dad is an idiot.

Since: Jan 10

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#75554 Nov 6, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
No.
as usual, you make no sense. Your reputation stands!

Since: Jan 10

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#75555 Nov 6, 2012
Lunch today: two spicy black bean veggie burgers (yum!). Plus nacho cheese doritos and two poptarts. Lunch of champions.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75556 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Lunch today: two spicy black bean veggie burgers (yum!). Plus nacho cheese doritos and two poptarts. Lunch of champions.
That sounds good. I'm currently debating between a salad (at a yummy salad place, I do like them) vs. Taco Bell. I just had a conversation about Taco Bell and even though it was in the context of "drunk end of the night pit stop" it still makes me want it.

Since: Aug 08

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#75557 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>There are a lot of working poor who need some help. Too bad you would deny them that because some others abuse the system. Throw the baby out with the bathwater, eh?
You make it sound so nice when really it is the government, through the threat of imprisonment, taking $$ from some families, forcing them to do with less, and handing it over to others, who feel entitled to it. Let's be honest and call it what it is, which is a handout.

F' going out and getting yours through hard work ... just pi$$ and f'ing moan about how hard you have it, how bad your situation is (magically through no fault of your own ... of course) and elect folks who will take shyte from other people and give it to you ... the democrat way ... that's what you refer to as "help."

Since: Aug 08

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#75558 Nov 6, 2012
RACE wrote:
<quoted text>Ha! I called them "zoomers", cause well...
Lol, cheah...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75559 Nov 6, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
I'm signed up for painting and wine tonight with a friend. No TVs, no states turning red or blue, just painting tulips and sipping wine. The perfect way for me to wrap up election day.
My polling place was so poorly run, it was very frustrating. Then there was a road closed on the way to work so traffic sucked. I wish I could start the wine sipping part now.
Took me 2 hr 25 min. You?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#75560 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
as usual, you make no sense. Your reputation stands!
Yes, because I'm opposed to socialism, I must also be opposed to all social programs. Just like people who are opposed to gay marriage MUST be homophobes. What a narrow minded world you live in.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75561 Nov 6, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, because I'm opposed to socialism, I must also be opposed to all social programs. Just like people who are opposed to gay marriage MUST be homophobes. What a narrow minded world you live in.
So she's narrow minded for not being open to how narrow minded you are? Dipwad.

Since: Jan 10

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#75562 Nov 6, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
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You make it sound so nice when really it is the government, through the threat of imprisonment, taking $$ from some families, forcing them to do with less, and handing it over to others, who feel entitled to it. Let's be honest and call it what it is, which is a handout.
F' going out and getting yours through hard work ... just pi$$ and f'ing moan about how hard you have it, how bad your situation is (magically through no fault of your own ... of course) and elect folks who will take shyte from other people and give it to you ... the democrat way ... that's what you refer to as "help."
Tough shit. There are families/people out there struggling, AND WORKING, and they need more help. Deal with it.

Since: Jan 10

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#75563 Nov 6, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, because I'm opposed to socialism, I must also be opposed to all social programs.
Sounds like it.
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like people who are opposed to gay marriage MUST be homophobes. What a narrow minded world you live in.
Pretty much.

Since: Jan 10

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#75564 Nov 6, 2012
Wow, some tear jerker stories here:

http://www.donatelifefloat.org/prod/component...

It's about the 2013 Rose Bowl parade float dedicated to organ donation, featuring recipients, with photos of donors, including Matt Logelin's ("Two Kisses for Maddy") wife, Liz.

Since: Aug 08

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#75565 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Tough shit. There are families/people out there struggling, AND WORKING, and they need more help. Deal with it.
Maybe they should examine the personal decisions they made in life, make better choices in the future, and work extra hard to get them out of the hole that they dug for themselves (I know, but it is so much easier if other folks do that extra work to get you out of the hole that YOU dug, and heck, you are entitled to this, so why not <sarcasm>).

I point out, no one forces a person to have a family that they can't afford. I also point out that no one forces a person to get married when they can't even care for themselves. I personally think it is irresponsible to do so and don't have a great deal of sympathy for such folks.

I know personal responsibility is a foreign concept to some, but many of us feel we have our own families to care for and we shouldn't be burdened with doing more and more and more and more for folks who want an ever increasing amount of handouts, or "help" as you like to call it.

Democrat mindset: Whaaa, whaaa, whaaa, I'm struggling - someone else do the work to make me not struggle. I'm entitled to this.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75566 Nov 6, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe they should examine the personal decisions they made in life, make better choices in the future, and work extra hard to get them out of the hole that they dug for themselves (I know, but it is so much easier if other folks do that extra work to get you out of the hole that YOU dug, and heck, you are entitled to this, so why not <sarcasm>).
I point out, no one forces a person to have a family that they can't afford. I also point out that no one forces a person to get married when they can't even care for themselves. I personally think it is irresponsible to do so and don't have a great deal of sympathy for such folks.
I know personal responsibility is a foreign concept to some, but many of us feel we have our own families to care for and we shouldn't be burdened with doing more and more and more and more for folks who want an ever increasing amount of handouts, or "help" as you like to call it.
Democrat mindset: Whaaa, whaaa, whaaa, I'm struggling - someone else do the work to make me not struggle. I'm entitled to this.
Yup, maybe they shoulda cuolda woulda. But they didn't. now there are kids. And since my fabulous idea of children's homes won't be popular enough to take hold, we're stuck with helping those kids whether we want to or not.

And I assure you, that is not a democrat thing. Thereare PLENTY of people accepting financial help who vote republican.

Since: Jun 09

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#75567 Nov 6, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
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Maybe they should examine the personal decisions they made in life, make better choices in the future, and work extra hard to get them out of the hole that they dug for themselves (I know, but it is so much easier if other folks do that extra work to get you out of the hole that YOU dug, and heck, you are entitled to this, so why not <sarcasm>).
I point out, no one forces a person to have a family that they can't afford. I also point out that no one forces a person to get married when they can't even care for themselves. I personally think it is irresponsible to do so and don't have a great deal of sympathy for such folks.
I know personal responsibility is a foreign concept to some, but many of us feel we have our own families to care for and we shouldn't be burdened with doing more and more and more and more for folks who want an ever increasing amount of handouts, or "help" as you like to call it.
Democrat mindset: Whaaa, whaaa, whaaa, I'm struggling - someone else do the work to make me not struggle. I'm entitled to this.
Tough love, eh buddy?

And yet you believe a government should enforce this and make your life that much better.

Sheesh.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#75568 Nov 6, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>
So she's narrow minded for not being open to how narrow minded you are? Dipwad.
What makes you think I'm narrow minded?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#75569 Nov 6, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe they should examine the personal decisions they made in life, make better choices in the future, and work extra hard to get them out of the hole that they dug for themselves (I know, but it is so much easier if other folks do that extra work to get you out of the hole that YOU dug, and heck, you are entitled to this, so why not <sarcasm>).
I point out, no one forces a person to have a family that they can't afford. I also point out that no one forces a person to get married when they can't even care for themselves. I personally think it is irresponsible to do so and don't have a great deal of sympathy for such folks.
I know personal responsibility is a foreign concept to some, but many of us feel we have our own families to care for and we shouldn't be burdened with doing more and more and more and more for folks who want an ever increasing amount of handouts, or "help" as you like to call it.
Democrat mindset: Whaaa, whaaa, whaaa, I'm struggling - someone else do the work to make me not struggle. I'm entitled to this.
as a counter point to this, and y'all know how often i get into these discussions, i have a friend who has struggled all her life. she struggled through school, found a certificate program and graduated from that after high school. she did marry and have 2 kids, and has always lived modestly. then her husband etiher developed a mental illness or it had been latent and sometihgn triggered it. his illness manifests itself as impulsivity. one day, instead of going to work, he went for a drive. for two days. she had troopers in 3 states watching for his return.

he continued his impulsivity by buying property in other states, changing jobs across the country, quitting on a whim, not following through with treatment and meds, and the like.

she's turned into a single mother, working 2 jobs, to support her kids on her own, and deal with her husband on top of it. at times, he's quit a relatively stable job for a frivolous reason, and after awhile and a lot of her prodding, he's foudn somethng new, but it's a "joe job" at mcdonald's or a gas station. they've had to declare personal bankruptcy because of him. lately, he's been living and working out of state, and i don't trust that he's sending money as he has promised.

her struggles have made me re-examine my attitudes about social services. she has had to go without medical stuff because they don't ahve insurance and (for example) the dentist wont' take installments, they don't have cable or internet, and she's got basic cell service. tehy rent in the country where it's cheaper, so she's spending more on gas and time getting to her jobs. she doesn't need constant assistance, but a boost every now and again will help keep her above water.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#75570 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like it.
<quoted text>
Pretty much.
Told you so.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75571 Nov 6, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe they should examine the personal decisions they made in life, make better choices in the future, and work extra hard to get them out of the hole that they dug for themselves (I know, but it is so much easier if other folks do that extra work to get you out of the hole that YOU dug, and heck, you are entitled to this, so why not <sarcasm>).
I point out, no one forces a person to have a family that they can't afford. I also point out that no one forces a person to get married when they can't even care for themselves. I personally think it is irresponsible to do so and don't have a great deal of sympathy for such folks.
I know personal responsibility is a foreign concept to some, but many of us feel we have our own families to care for and we shouldn't be burdened with doing more and more and more and more for folks who want an ever increasing amount of handouts, or "help" as you like to call it.
Democrat mindset: Whaaa, whaaa, whaaa, I'm struggling - someone else do the work to make me not struggle. I'm entitled to this.
As I recall George Romney and his wife accepted welfare fopr a while after they moved back from Mexico.

That was before he was brainwashed of course.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#75572 Nov 6, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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she doesn't need constant assistance, but a boost every now and again will help keep her above water.
People forget -- there but for the grace of the flying spaghetti monster go I.

Some people will say "No, not me. Never." I say I hope not b/c then you could not handle it because you think you can control everything. And you can't.

You just never know. We don't know everyone's story who is on assistance. There are a few of everything in the world and plenty of crooks on and off assistance.

As Red said to another poster, don't throw the baby out with the bath water. Try to fix what you can to limit the cheaters. It's so easy to say what you would do when you're not the one facing the day-to-day things in their life.

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