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#90270 Aug 27, 2013

Since: Jan 10

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#90271 Aug 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks.
I'd love to have been a fly on he wall to see this.
In 2005, Michael A. Smith, a U.S. Navy veteran, was arrested for disorderly conduct in Kansas City, Missouri, after he spat chewing tobacco in Fonda's face during a book-signing event for her autobiography, My Life So Far. He told reporters that he "consider[ed] it a debt of honor" and further stated "she spit in our faces for 37 years. It was absolutely worth it. There are a lot of veterans who would love to do what I did.
She has apologized for her actions (she was rather young back then, remember) and veterans groups have publicly accepted her apology.

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#90272 Aug 27, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
I recall that time of the Vietnam War, pretty well...as one of you know's, i currently have a stepbrother sentenced to a wheelchair, due to Agent Orange exposure, during the war....another that served, took his own life....I lost many friends, including friends i knew, from 3rd grade to highschool.....Jane Fonda, no doubt handled her feelings about the war horribly...But, to many others that served and to those lost...it was truly an avoidable apocalypse....I knew many very good Americans, veterans included...that hated that war and that should never be confused with, not supporting our troops.......
Agreed. Ann and Nancy Wilson -- of HEar t-- their dad is a well known, decorated war hero (nearly died several times from his battle wounds) and he retired right before Viet Nam because he said he knew it was not a just war, and it would be handled badly, and he was right. So a retired Marines Major marched against the war.

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#90273 Aug 27, 2013
Timmy wrote:
The military draft had ended by the time he turned 18. Unlike W, there was no draft to dodge. W dodged the draft by joining the National Guard and then did not have the decency to properly serve his time in it.
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Actually Bush got assigned to fly a decommissioned fighter jet that was never going to be used in service again. And remember, he went AWOL for a while, and that got quietly pushed aside.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#90274 Aug 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I will never understand this(you, not her). The way I see it, her taking time off is between her and her boss. Angela just mentioned the other day that she has not had consecutive days off in years, but still uses all her vacation time. Sounds to me like she probably takes every few Fridays off as well.
No, she takes several weeks consecutively throughout the year in addition to the Fridays. She is already almost beyond her year's limit (I don't think she actually logs the days). It probably wouldn't get to me except that, when she takes off, I have to pick up A LOT of slack AND I can't be out. So, for instance, if she decides to take both Christmas weeks off, I can be up a creek (I won't let that happen, though). We have different bosses, though. It's kind of a strange set-up. But it gets exhausting carrying the weight all the time. Mind you, it is RARE she works a full week. If nothing else, she'll make something up and leave at 2. I just recently (unintentionally) caught her in one of those.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#90275 Aug 27, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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Meh...we're humans and have our urges, but we're both God-fearing people who actually live it and know that.
I know many people on this board won't understand that, but it doesn't change how we've lived our lives and choose to (even before we started dating).
We're not typical like most in the world.
That's not a bad thing

Since: Jan 10

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#90276 Aug 27, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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Good idea!
And I think that kicking her out is the best gift you can give yourselves. You've done A LOT for her - more than many would do - no it's time to force her out of the nest and do something for yourselves! ANd, you know, you have some REALLY good material for a book!!!
I remember a letter to Carolyn Hax where a woman was being a sahm to her new husband's one-year-old kid (I don't know where the mom was). Her husband took her for granted to the degree that they got marriage counseling. The husband's attitude was, "you're my wife, this is my kid, you enjoy being around him and you love him, so I don't owe you any appreciation since you're getting something out of it."

COunselor to husband: YOU need to see this for what it is: It is HUGE that your new wife is willing to be a sahm to raise a child that isn't hers. IT'S HUGE. You need to get that.

Husband got it -- he needed to hear it from a disinterested party.

Since: Jan 10

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#90277 Aug 27, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I think she needs help. Professional help. My armchair psychologist diagnosis is that all of this is a manifestation of the anger towards her parents and the way they raised her. Add to that the fact that she is of age and thinks she is an adult and she can "do what she wants" now... Of course I'm not a shrink, though I have taken way more psych classes than someone who is not a shrink should have.
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Psychopath_v...
Before I even got to this, I think it's anger (at her parents) and FEAR. FEar that she is not prepared for the rest of the world BECAUSE of how her parents raised her.

Since: Jan 10

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#90278 Aug 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I will never understand this(you, not her). The way I see it, her taking time off is between her and her boss. Angela just mentioned the other day that she has not had consecutive days off in years, but still uses all her vacation time. Sounds to me like she probably takes every few Fridays off as well.
Fridays when we go to the cabin (like this weekend, we'll leave Thursday night after work). Mid-week mental health days.

I don't have the money for a vacation and NIck doesn't either, so I i take my vacation time regularly, rather than let it build up.

Since: Oct 12

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#90279 Aug 27, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Agreed. Ann and Nancy Wilson -- of HEar t-- their dad is a well known, decorated war hero (nearly died several times from his battle wounds) and he retired right before Viet Nam because he said he knew it was not a just war, and it would be handled badly, and he was right. So a retired Marines Major marched against the war.
It really divided this country, and sadly those that weren't around then, would'nt understand.....Have you ever seen the movie, Coming Home...with Jane Fonda and Jon Voight? It captured many emotions of that time, very well.....She is on a great seris on HBO, called..Newsroom...she actually play's the rightwing owner of a cable news network....

Since: Oct 12

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#90280 Aug 27, 2013
Isn't the band, Heart....from Michigan?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#90281 Aug 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I have such whirlwind of emotions about this.
Should I feel happy for you that your burden is gone?
Sad for you that the burden you took on seems to be spiraling into
a complete waste of all the effort you put in?
Or not care either way, but be happy for myself for all the 0entertaining stories I have been provided with?
I would go with the last choice. And I'm sure there will still be stories. We're not completely cutting her out of our lives.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#90282 Aug 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Contrary to what you rare steak snobs think, you can definitely cook out all the red and still have a ways to go before you get to "hockey puck" state.
I kid, I kid. I used to be a die hard "medium well" orderer. And A1 sauce. Didn't matter, drenched it in that shiz.

We went to a Brazilian steakhouse in Nashville and J got a steak that was still mooing it was so rare. I was as grossed out as he was.

“Do unto others before”

Since: Apr 10

They do unto you

#90283 Aug 27, 2013
Stopping by to check out Chicago.
Never been here before.

Since: Jan 10

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#90284 Aug 27, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Isn't the band, Heart....from Michigan?
Grrrr. Seattle.

Actually, they were military brats, so they lived in 25 homes in 35 cities in like 15 years.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#90285 Aug 27, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Actually Bush got assigned to fly a decommissioned fighter jet that was never going to be used in service again. And remember, he went AWOL for a while, and that got quietly pushed aside.
Except I didn't ask about Bush, I asked about Obama. Deflect and dodge, deflect and dodge, the ol liberal mantra.

Since: Jan 10

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#90286 Aug 27, 2013
But Seattle.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#90287 Aug 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Ketchup? Nooooo. Beer sautéed onions.
Beer sauteed onions? Hmmm. I usually make sauteed onions but never thought of using beer. I'll have to try that.

Since: Jan 10

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#90288 Aug 27, 2013
mr goodwrench wrote:
Stopping by to check out Chicago.
Never been here before.
We're sorta 1/3 Chicago folks, 1/3 Florida folks, 1/3 everyone else.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#90289 Aug 27, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
Meh...we're humans and have our urges, but we're both God-fearing people who actually live it and know that.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all those who practice it.

Proverbs 9:10

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