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#76159
Nov 21, 2012
 

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Think mutt think.

Yes they should be able to, freedom to peaceably assemble is guaranteed. It is also my right to stand in their way, which is what I would gladly do. They have the right to act like animals, and I have the duty to not club them into a coma. I also have the privilege of acting as a barrier between grief and insanity.
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So you two also must agree that the Hillsbro church or whatever it's called should be able to protest military funerals and scream at grieving family members?
I just don't understand WHY people would so blatantly disrespect the very people who allowed them that freedom? Is it just to be a rebel? How pathetic and empty must their lives be to show such hatred for the most respected members of our society just because they can?
If I was her employer I would have proudly fired her immediately. If she would so contemptuously disrespect people that gave their lives for us, imagine how disrespectful she must be to her bosses.

“The two baby belly, please!”

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Evanston IL

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#76160
Nov 21, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
Note to self: don't go to Total Wine on the afternoon before Thanksgiving. What a zoo! And that was just the parking lot. The cashier who rang me up was either senile or just over it for the day, it took forever. But I'm fully restocked and happy. Originally, my plan was to drink all my inventory before moving so I wouldn't have to, yanno, move it. But then I realized that I'm moving significantly farther from the store (it's only a few minutes away now, very easy to just pop over) and it will be nice to have a few bottles on hand right away before planning a shopping trip.
We've felt pretty "timeless" since we've been on vacation, so when we stopped at Publix on the way home from the Magic Kingdom tonight, we were shocked at how crowded it was. It took us a few minutes to realize it was the night before Thanksgiving.
<facepalm>

We went today with my step-bro and his family today so we were able to do a few more things today. My SIL doesn't really like rides, so she went and got us fast passes to the next ride on our list. Totally cool; we owe her a couple of beers.

My dad took me to Disney when I was about 7 and I totally chickened out on going on Space Mountain, so today that was the first thing we did. I couldn't believe how much fun it was. Very glad that I pissed off the children to go on it, since they had to stay with grandma while Dickie and I went on it.

And Lulu went with us on her first "big" rollercoaster, Big Thunder Mountain, and she LOVED it. We thought that she'd be scared, but she had a blast. Poor Nunu cried just about the whole time we were gone; she was just a little too short to go with us.

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Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

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#76161
Nov 21, 2012
 
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No, but her personal life should not be a factor in her employment.
Yes it should. A person's personal life is a ponderous instrumentality of their character. And their character is a prominent acumen of what kind of employee they are. There's a reason some companies don't hire felons. There's a reason some companies have drug tests.

There's a story I heard a couple weeks ago about a teacher getting fired for making a porno. Was she wrong to be fired or is THAT the kind of role model you want for your children?

Is it wrong to fire your employee for screaming at and giving the finger to dead soldiers, or is THAT the woman you want propagandizing your company?

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Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

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#76162
Nov 21, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> And back in the day of Ray Meyers we were a basketball powerhouse, too. Many fond arguments with my brother who was at Kentucky when I was at DePaul in mid-70's
i was an undergrad during the joey meyer era. the men's team was losing their conference games but winning all the non-conference games. i only ever made it to one game.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

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#76164
Nov 22, 2012
 
Happy Thanksgiving, Regs!:)

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#76165
Nov 22, 2012
 
Happy Thanksgiving All! Wishing you all the best and looking forward to hearing your stories!
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Nov 22, 2012
 
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#76167
Nov 22, 2012
 
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edogxxx wrote:
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So you two also must agree that the Hillsbro church or whatever it's called should be able to protest military funerals and scream at grieving family members?
I just don't understand WHY people would so blatantly disrespect the very people who allowed them that freedom? Is it just to be a rebel? How pathetic and empty must their lives be to show such hatred for the most respected members of our society just because they can?
If I was her employer I would have proudly fired her immediately. If she would so contemptuously disrespect people that gave their lives for us, imagine how disrespectful she must be to her bosses.
I do agree that the whackjobs should be able to protest at funerals. Freedom of speech. But I also believe FULLY "Incendiary acts beget incendiary reactions." If someone is going to do something so over the top offensive, they are taking a huge personal risk. So if someone beat the SHIT out of a funeral protester, I'm very okay with that. That's the risk those protesters KNEW they were taking. They decided they were okay taking that risk. I'm okay with someone following through and making sure they endure the consequences.

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#76169
Nov 22, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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sports is where it's at for attention... does anyone realize that Notre Dame is NOT the largest Catholic university in the US?
It seems their alumni are the most vocal. It has such a good reputation b/c everyone speaks about it. Whether or not you get a better education there, I have no idea. I do know there are people where I work that get an interview just b/c they have done well at Notre Dame and are given more than a second look b/c of it. I have no idea, personally, though of why it's a better education. It could be, or maybe not.

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#76170
Nov 22, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I do agree that the whackjobs should be able to protest at funerals. Freedom of speech. But I also believe FULLY "Incendiary acts beget incendiary reactions." If someone is going to do something so over the top offensive, they are taking a huge personal risk. So if someone beat the SHIT out of a funeral protester, I'm very okay with that. That's the risk those protesters KNEW they were taking. They decided they were okay taking that risk. I'm okay with someone following through and making sure they endure the consequences.
I'm all for any peaceful protest. If you are getting vile to the point of disrupting someone's grieving, really, and not just being annoying, then I think ou should be arrested on some charge that has to do with disruption of the peace. There's right to both sides. I'm with you, the people who fought for all our rights to speak out.

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Bloomington, IL

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#76171
Nov 22, 2012
 
Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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#76172
Nov 22, 2012
 
Thanks for posting!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was up at 5 a.m.(!) so I coudl go to Nick's so he can do an early morning race (He should be home within the hour). And I'm babysitting the kids all day tomorrow b/c both their parents have to work. He so owes me.

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#76173
Nov 22, 2012
 
Big time he owes you, Red.

Enjoy the holiday, everyone. I know I will.

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Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

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#76174
Nov 22, 2012
 
Toj wrote:
There's right to both sides.
I agree. You should have every right to go to a loved-one's funeral and not be harassed. There are limits to free speech, you can't say you're GONNA KILL THE PRESIDENT or yell fire in a crowded theater.

Thanks for posting pelly! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm making a dish. I've never made it before and I'm altering and getting creative with the recipe. Should be interesting!

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Nov 22, 2012
 
edogxxx wrote:
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I agree. You should have every right to go to a loved-one's funeral and not be harassed. There are limits to free speech, you can't say you're GONNA KILL THE PRESIDENT or yell fire in a crowded theater.
Thanks for posting pelly! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm making a dish. I've never made it before and I'm altering and getting creative with the recipe. Should be interesting!
You'll have to let us know what it is and how it turned out. Okay -- I'm going to get cooking myself! Best to you and yours.

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Since: Mar 09

Tacoma, WA

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#76176
Nov 22, 2012
 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Lotsa prep work done on veggies and side dishes. I have a small turkey so I will put it in in a little while, plus I'm doing a prime rib roast and a leg of lamb. <sigh> *I* am almost a vegetarian, but these people eat a lot of meat. <shrug>

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Nov 22, 2012
 
edogxxx wrote:
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I agree. You should have every right to go to a loved-one's funeral and not be harassed. There are limits to free speech, you can't say you're GONNA KILL THE PRESIDENT or yell fire in a crowded theater.
Thanks for posting pelly! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm making a dish. I've never made it before and I'm altering and getting creative with the recipe. Should be interesting!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts tossed with salt pepper and garlic, wine and the makings of Mimosa's are my assigned tasks.

My husband made 2 pumpkin pies, one with a gluten free crust so my BIL can have it.

My SIL the hostess is into portion control, so we also got a small turkey because she will not give out leftovers.

Family drama started Tuesday night and is moving into pre-game warm ups. Sigh

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#76178
Nov 22, 2012
 
i'm in that odd state of suspended animation... everything is started, but it's too early to put on the oven. mashed potatoes are done, sweet potatoes are ready for roasting. made teh creamed spinach last night.

we're skyping with my brother's family in a bit, time to remind the kids of who we are again. pre-game after taht (plenty of adult beverages on ice), and dropping the puck on family festivites at 3... still haven't heard for sure if gramma's getting sprung for dinner or not. not my job, so i'm trying not to care.

may everyone;s holiday be what they want it to be!

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My BIL lives for ND football (travels out there at least once a year for a game with his buddies, whether or not the timing is convenient for his wife and son). I dressed my 4 year old in a USC tshirt under his cardigan (USC is the only team that ND has left to play this year. ND is currently undefeated and ranked #1). My husband and I still hate our BIL.

Let the Thanksgiving festivities begin!

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