“That's all folks...”

Since: Jan 12

Paradise North Georgia

#14633 Jul 4, 2013
JaneDear wrote:
<quoted text>
A few days ago Ron and Rambler somehow
eneded up on the same thread.
They spent hours going around and around
calling each other crazy lol.
It looked a lot like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =OTrx7cFy-0gXX
Are you sure this isn't me slamming Ron with my purse?

“That's all folks...”

Since: Jan 12

Paradise North Georgia

#14634 Jul 4, 2013
Good morning everyone~

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#14635 Jul 4, 2013
Maverick 808 wrote:
<quoted text>I remember when Chris Rock was on Oprah and they were both trying to explain to the audience why it was alright for African-Americans to use the N word. They claimed they could do that because there is no stigma attached to the N word when they use it.
I'm not black so I can't know for sure,
but I think the idea is that if they own the word
then it loses it's power.

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#14636 Jul 4, 2013
rubygoober wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you sure this isn't me slamming Ron with my purse?
You'd have a brick in that purse! LOL

Level 7

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14637 Jul 4, 2013
LizW wrote:
Missy you're sound too Republican!!
If I heard it once I've heard it a million times. If we took away the guns only criminals would have them.
I know it's never going to happen. The general public will always be able to possess guns, I'd settle for stricter gun control allows and more comprehensive background checks on the person wanting to buy the gun and also other family members living in that same household. I'll never allow a gun in my home, but to each is own.
One quick example is the Sandy Hook shooter. His Mother owned the guns legally and from what I remember had them secured. Her son had a long history of problems. Why on earth would that woman keep a arsenal of weapons around with a child who had mental health issues. Look what happened.
New topic..........Are you having a cookout today?<quoted text>
Haha, Liz! At least I am not a Obama Lover!
We went and watched the parade in down town St. Louis. Hubby was marching in the parade. It was so hot, we came home and will go back this evening and watch the fireworks and air show. I am not cooking today, we are eating every meal out.

Level 7

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14640 Jul 4, 2013
LizW wrote:
Well..........after that smart ass remark you can forget me giving you that extra Obama bumper sticker I have!!!!!!!!!!
That place with the water looked cool. What's it called? How cute that GD brought her dolly with her. Does the doll have a name?<quoted text>
http://www.stlouisunionstation.com/info/histo...

St. Louis has some beautiful buildings, many parks and a lot of beautiful views.
The Granddaughter takes her baby doll every place she goes, it even has its own car seat and a stroller. She is very protective of her baby's. I believe this dolls name is Jasmine.

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

A plan in motion

#14641 Jul 5, 2013
Good Morning All

Missy those buildings are beautiful. How far is it from your house?

Level 7

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14642 Jul 5, 2013
LizW wrote:
Good Morning All
Missy those buildings are beautiful. How far is it from your house?
Good morning! It's about 15 miles.

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#14643 Jul 5, 2013
Whatever happened to respect for our elders?

Why do some people feel contempt for older people?

I really don't get it...

Anyway, I've been watching Britaians Got Talent and came across this gem.
I think one of our old bats tried out for BGT!

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#14644 Jul 5, 2013
*Britain's
and
* whatever else too

Y'all have to give me a break...I'm 95 years old!

“That's all folks...”

Since: Jan 12

Paradise North Georgia

#14645 Jul 5, 2013
I'm so old my doctor specializes in anthropology...

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#14646 Jul 5, 2013
LizW wrote:
The R word is slang for people with varying degrees of learning disabilities. I find it highly disrespectful and offensive. My kids know better than to ever use the word in front of me unless they want to see me go 7 different kinds of crazy on them.<quoted text>
Thank you so much!

I have three sons all with different degrees of learning disabilities. They are all very intelligent, but had a hard time with "book work" and were made to feel dumb by the ignorant, disrespectful people you are talking about. It was bad enough when kids their own age did it, but when the very teachers who were supposedly trained to teach children with learning disabilities did it, it would sicken me. It seemed I was in never-ending battles trying to advocate for my sons.

My daughter was in gifted and honor classes. The difference between their school experiences were like night and day. I felt so blessed when I realized she wasn't learning-disabled. People, unknowingly or not, would hurt me to the core of my soul with their hurtful remarks regarding my sons' abilities to learn, and the schools are sorely lacking teachers who are trained to help SLD students. It is a shame.

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#14647 Jul 5, 2013
rubygoober wrote:
I'm so old my doctor specializes in anthropology...
;-)

“Relax”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Siesta, Mexico

#14648 Jul 5, 2013
tribe mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Maverick 808! I know you are posting to Liz. I hope you don't mind me putting my two cents in.
I think everyone needs to get away from the N word. It was/still is demeaning to African Americans (imho). I believe we ALL need to make a concerted effort to make sure the word disappears from everyones' vocabulary and ends up being a distant, ugly memory.
You don't hear celebrities such as Will Smith or LL Cool J spouting it every breath. I believe they're more educated and classy to degrade their own race. I also don't believe it's okay for blacks to say, even if it is to each other. I just don't buy it that it is a term of endearment to anyone.
Feel free to send me to the corner anytime you want.
I'm not really a meanie, I just play one on Topix.
:)

I completely agree with you, after I saw that episode of Oprah, I banned her program and now her channel from my house.

I see no reasonable reason to use racist slurs against anyone.

“Relax”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Siesta, Mexico

#14649 Jul 5, 2013
LizW wrote:
I missed that show. Did they mention how they felt when other's used the word?
Thanks.<quoted text>
Just that when anyone else uses the N word it's a racist slur.

“Relax”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Siesta, Mexico

#14650 Jul 5, 2013
JaneDear wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not black so I can't know for sure,
but I think the idea is that if they own the word
then it loses it's power.
I believe you are right but I'm sure there will be someone somewhere that will turn that around on people that do that.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Red Deer, Canada

#14651 Jul 5, 2013
JaneDear wrote:
*Britain's
and
* whatever else too
Y'all have to give me a break...I'm 95 years old!
We knew that, or I did.

“That's all folks...”

Since: Jan 12

Paradise North Georgia

#14652 Jul 5, 2013
I want to make a comment about using the word retarded~~

When I was a kid, the word was used for all types
of disabilities. Softer kinder words such as mentally challenged had not been "invented" yet.

In it's context it could go like this:
"Mrs. Smith has a retarded son who is 45, she worries about what will happen when she is gone."
It was not said with malice.

The first time I heard the term, Downs Syndrome,
was in the late 60's early 70's.

Hopefully, when we know better, we do better.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Red Deer, Canada

#14653 Jul 5, 2013
rubygoober wrote:
I want to make a comment about using the word retarded~~
When I was a kid, the word was used for all types
of disabilities. Softer kinder words such as mentally challenged had not been "invented" yet.
In it's context it could go like this:
"Mrs. Smith has a retarded son who is 45, she worries about what will happen when she is gone."
It was not said with malice.
The first time I heard the term, Downs Syndrome,
was in the late 60's early 70's.
Hopefully, when we know better, we do better.
I agree, can we still call people dumbass?

Level 6

Since: Aug 10

Oklahoma City, OK

#14654 Jul 5, 2013
Hi all I have to share my little story with you.
When my youngest son was in the first grade I was
sitting out frt in the car waiting for him to come out. He came out about 15 min late and when he got
in the car I asked him why he was late? He said he
had to stay in. Next question was what did you do?
He said with tears in his eyes nothing,well what did the teacher say? She just said I was retarded and had to stay in after school.You bet your boots I went straight in to that teacher and then we both had a good laugh when she said she told him he was tardy and had to quite playing in the hall.
So I always have to smile when I hear that word.

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