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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96177 Feb 19, 2014
cheluzal wrote:
*applause*
I had no idea using it could be seen as rude.
Of course, I had doors slam in my face up north whilst entering buildings....can't believe basic manners and treating people with a modicum of courtesy is seen as rude or unnecessary to some.
Now come on, the both of you. I call most everybody sir or ma'am. I see it as a form of politeness and respect, even for strangers that hold the door for me (yes, that happens around here, even in the city, maybe the door slamming thing happened to you ONCE, but city folk tend to me more rude.) Only on about two or three occasions has a woman said "please don't call me ma'am, it makes me feel old," but they said it with a smile on their face.(Men have never complained-- for calling them sir, not ma'am. Once called a girl "sir," but hey, with your shaved head and baggy sweats, you can't blame me!)

So I think you two are over-reacting.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#96178 Feb 19, 2014
My kids answer me with "yes sir, ma'am sir" but they got it from My Little Pony so that doesn't count, right?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#96179 Feb 19, 2014
squishymama wrote:
My kids answer me with "yes sir, ma'am sir" but they got it from My Little Pony so that doesn't count, right?
Mine used to say yes maam to me, cause all the teachers at day care are female and it was a habit. We'd correct him just so he understood the difference between sir and maam, but we've never enforced addressing us in that manner. Though we certainly don't discourage it.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#96180 Feb 19, 2014
i was just visiting my nephews, nad the 3YO burped once and actually said excuse me without prompting. the 5YO, however, has to be prompted to use please. he'll say that he wants something, including someone to play with him. i've taken to asking him "how do you think that might happen?" or "how do you think you can get that?" then he'll repeat his statement with please at the front.

its a slow process, but he's getting it.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#96181 Feb 19, 2014
My dad was a Chicago cop when I was growing up. We had Yes,sir, yes, ma'am drilled into us. We had to stand up straight and look the grown up in the eye when we answered, too. It has stuck and sometimes has been used in hilariously wrong circumstances.

AS- the neighborhood technique around here is to cup your ear and go Magic words? My kids and every trick or treater for the last 29 years that I know of, have responded to that prompt. Goes along with "the car doesn't move until the magic seat belt is buckled.".

I have warped those children badly.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96182 Feb 20, 2014

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96183 Feb 20, 2014

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#96184 Feb 20, 2014
PEllen wrote:
My dad was a Chicago cop when I was growing up. We had Yes,sir, yes, ma'am drilled into us. We had to stand up straight and look the grown up in the eye when we answered, too. It has stuck and sometimes has been used in hilariously wrong circumstances.
AS- the neighborhood technique around here is to cup your ear and go Magic words? My kids and every trick or treater for the last 29 years that I know of, have responded to that prompt. Goes along with "the car doesn't move until the magic seat belt is buckled.".
I have warped those children badly.
yup, we use the magic word too... but with A, there is a lot of "i want this, i want that. can i use this". oddly, hte can i use this, is usually food or beverage (not sure where that construction comes from; it doesn't match any of the languages he's been exposed to.) I've started using the "how do you think you can get that to happen" as a way to get him to think a little more.

funny story about seat belts: i asked the boys if htey wanted to come home with me, that i'd pack them in my trunk. A looked at me funny, but M said no, and, when asked why not, said it's not safe for kids to be in teh trunk... he has some good logic to some of the goofy ideas that i come up with; the ideas are always for laughs... i wouldn't leave the kid on a shelf at home depot either...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#96185 Feb 20, 2014
OH MY GOD!
See, thought we were just paranoid. He really is a dictator wanting to take away all of our freedoms

http://aclj.org/free-speech-2/no-government-m...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#96186 Feb 20, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
OH MY GOD!
See, thought we were just paranoid. He really is a dictator wanting to take away all of our freedoms
http://aclj.org/free-speech-2/no-government-m...
I'll have to look into this. I agree that the press should not be monitored. I'm wondering if this is characgterized correctly being from a website Pat Robertson founded.
A noted pundit

Schaumburg, IL

#96187 Feb 20, 2014
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll have to look into this. I agree that the press should not be monitored. I'm wondering if this is characgterized correctly being from a website Pat Robertson founded.
LOL! It being a Robertson site is a huge tip off but so is the vague use of "monitors". They want to imply that it's to mean human, government 'hall' monitors standing over Brian Williams with a sword at his throat as he reads the news but, it might simply be actual TV monitors carrying a feed from Washington. That is, if it's anything at all other than a new rumor and a solicitation for money.

Anybody like the dog here who doesn't realize that ALL major media is corporate owned deserves to believe that Obama is a dictator and that the WWF is wrestling (and real!!)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#96188 Feb 20, 2014
I also heard about this from the local radio station. It's basically an attempt at a new FCC regulation to monitor the "accuracy" of the news

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#96189 Feb 20, 2014
Yeah, because everybody knows there are no reporters or press room in the white house (eye roll)

Here skippy, right from the FCC, or is that too much like fox news for you?
http://transition.fcc.gov/bureaus/ocbo/FCC_Fi...
A noted pundit wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! It being a Robertson site is a huge tip off but so is the vague use of "monitors". They want to imply that it's to mean human, government 'hall' monitors standing over Brian Williams with a sword at his throat as he reads the news but, it might simply be actual TV monitors carrying a feed from Washington. That is, if it's anything at
A noted pundit

Schaumburg, IL

#96190 Feb 20, 2014
RACE wrote:
Yeah, because everybody knows there are no reporters or press room in the white house (eye roll)
Here skippy, right from the FCC, or is that too much like fox news for you?
http://transition.fcc.gov/bureaus/ocbo/FCC_Fi...
<quoted text>
Well, racist, how does that support the dog's contention that Obama is a dictator?

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#96191 Feb 20, 2014
Quit deflecting and admit you were wrong.

I was not supporting dogs statement of the obvious, I was disproving your statement that they only wanted to install television monitors in newsrooms. Drink more obam-bam kool-aid, its good for you! I know, you hate facts that make your messiah less than godly.


A noted pundit wrote:
<quoted text>Well, racist, how does that support the dog's contention that Obama is a dictator?
Timmy

United States

#96192 Feb 20, 2014
Did you bother to read the information in your link? Exactly what about it do you object to?

Seems to me like Obama is your Messiah since that is what you are always calling him.
RACE wrote:
Quit deflecting and admit you were wrong.
I was not supporting dogs statement of the obvious, I was disproving your statement that they only wanted to install television monitors in newsrooms. Drink more obam-bam kool-aid, its good for you! I know, you hate facts that make your messiah less than godly.
<quoted text>

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#96193 Feb 20, 2014
How about you tell me all the points you approve of?
I find the entire concept Orwellian.
Timmy wrote:
Did you bother to read the information in your link? Exactly what about it do you object to?
Seems to me like Obama is your Messiah since that is what you are always calling him.
<quoted text>

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#96194 Feb 20, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
I also heard about this from the local radio station. It's basically an attempt at a new FCC regulation to monitor the "accuracy" of the news
Perhaps only for those that use the title, "News".......Politic al Talk and Courtroom coverage would have more spin latitude.....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96195 Feb 20, 2014
Timmy wrote:
Did you bother to read the information in your link? Exactly what about it do you object to?
Seems to me like Obama is your Messiah since that is what you are always calling him.
<quoted text>
Okay, try to follow along, I'll try to go slow...

The FCC... needs to "control" the news in order to ensure "the critical information needs
(CINs) of the American public (with special emphasis on vulnerable/disadvantaged populations)."

Sounds all rainbows and unicorns, doesn't it?

The government also needs to "control" the food our children eat. To ensure their health, of course.

The government also needs to "control" healthcare. To ensure the health of ALL of us, of course.

The government also needs to ban guns, for the sake of the children, of course.

Ban smoking in public for the health of all, ban smoking in cars with children in them for THEIR sake. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!?

The government needs to collect all of our phone and email data, for the sake of national security, of course. I mean, who could possibly be against that??

So of course the only logical thing is to control the news we're allowed to see.

Now... what part of this DOESN'T sound like socialism dictatorship?

Lay down, sheeple. Your government is in complete control of the situation. Good thing you love being told what to do and how to act.
A noted pundit

Schaumburg, IL

#96196 Feb 20, 2014
I sometimes wish our president WAS a dictator so that he could stop republicans from doing things like this:

http://www.bilerico.com/2014/02/breaking_az_s...

As well as from state "leaders" stopping there citizens from joining a union to get good wages and benefits, as in the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tn. Thanks to Sen Bob Corksoaker, VW now may not expand into the US at all!

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