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“Breaking the spell ”

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#32913 Jan 20, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
Obama takes the oath for a 2nd term. His first action is to deport Silver to Singapore. Mike, this proves that there is a God.
It proves no god was listening to Silvers prayers.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#32914 Jan 20, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Sure, but it's also the employees responsibility to research the employer before they apply.
So an employee is supposed to research how much the employer makes for a safe work environment?
Fact is, America has made it a practice to force employers to make for a safe workplace. Forcing employees to work in a smoke filled place is hazardous to your health.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#32915 Jan 20, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Have you looked at a govt school text book lately or are you referencing the education you received....back in the day? Trust me, what we learned and what they're teaching today are two totally different things.
My son just went through the public education system. And yes, I looked at his books quite often, as I helped him study. I found no political messages. And yes, I do know how they can be hidden. If you think the republican majority school boards here in NC are letting in a bunch of liberal propaganda, it is you who is not actually looking at the textbooks.

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#32916 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>It is not the dads body.
Mike, only interesting post and you and I discussed this before and that is not the answer you gave. I threw out the hypothetical what if a woman got pregnant wanted to have an abortion and the father of the baby said "hey, don't abort, I'll pay for everything and once the baby is born you'll never have to see the child again." We discussed that men are responsible for child support, thus if he should pay after the baby is born shouldn't he have a right about the pregnancy. You said and I agreed that we didn't exactly know the legalities, but it seemed the father should have some rights. We even discussed if a woman is murdered who is pregnant, the perpetrator is charged with double homicide if the child dies, thus the child is considered more than a fetus.

The court can even override a woman's decision after the birth of the baby to not receive child support from the father, even if it was her body and she chose to have the baby. I read not too long ago where a lesbian couple obtained sperm from a male friend and a child was conceived. One of the women fell on hard times or they split or something and the mother of the child was having trouble providing for the child and the judge made the male friend, pay child support. So, I say if the father can be held accountable for fathering a child after birth, he should have a say if his child can be carried to term. I know your argument will be that the woman can have an abortion without the knowledge of the father, and that's the of the story; however, I think if the woman isn't your one night stand kind of woman and she has feelings for said father of the baby, she would tell him she was pregnant, especially if she wanted to continue the relationship.
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#32917 Jan 20, 2013
I have looked at the preset day textbooks. I is just difficult to imagine how you see such ominous threats in the teaching of math, science, writing and reading. I think you are the one being brainwashed and it obviouly in't being done by the government.
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Have you looked at a govt school text book lately or are you referencing the education you received....back in the day? Trust me, what we learned and what they're teaching today are two totally different things.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#32918 Jan 20, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>But would you not agree that an all white college, an all white college fund, an all white Miss America Pageant, etc...would be considered racism? Why is it ok to have an all black? Isn't that reverse racism? Aren't you advocating racism in a sense?
If your race was enslaved and banned from reading or learning to read by your country, we would not consider a white college fund racist.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#32919 Jan 20, 2013
Allen wrote:
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Screw that. I'd just soon have Taco Bell and then go home to a crown and coke. Or maybe a four horseman, Jack, George, Jim and Johnny Walker Red. Sounds like The Woodshed is for people who have more money than they got good cents. Lol.
I am getting heartburn just listening to that combination.

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#32920 Jan 20, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>You claim seldom used but you obviously don't watch TV or read the papers.
Out of curiosity, do you refer to yourself as Black American, American Black, just Black, or just American?
In the black community, it is not frequently used. It seems to be more of a white thing to use "Afro American" , but not used typically by most blacks. I refer to myself as "American". Gail and Silver refers to me as Spear chucker, sambo, nappy head and a host of other names that you conservatives never seem to object to. That tells a story.

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#32921 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So do you think businesses should have any saftey requirements for employees?
I have another question to ask you; you remember the time you posted a band and how good the lady was that was singing, and I thought she was good. On with the question, did/do you work at the Flat Iron Bar where the video was recorded. The reviews about the bar were good, but the negatives were about how smokey the place was and how your clothes and hair smelled after leaving from the smell of cigarette smoke. Are doing the double standard or was the video one you acquired from someone who attended the smokey Flat Iron Bar in Greensboro, NC?

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#32922 Jan 20, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
Mike, only interesting post and you and I discussed this before and that is not the answer you gave. I threw out the hypothetical what if a woman got pregnant wanted to have an abortion and the father of the baby said "hey, don't abort, I'll pay for everything and once the baby is born you'll never have to see the child again." We discussed that men are responsible for child support, thus if he should pay after the baby is born shouldn't he have a right about the pregnancy. You said and I agreed that we didn't exactly know the legalities, but it seemed the father should have some rights. We even discussed if a woman is murdered who is pregnant, the perpetrator is charged with double homicide if the child dies, thus the child is considered more than a fetus.
The court can even override a woman's decision after the birth of the baby to not receive child support from the father, even if it was her body and she chose to have the baby. I read not too long ago where a lesbian couple obtained sperm from a male friend and a child was conceived. One of the women fell on hard times or they split or something and the mother of the child was having trouble providing for the child and the judge made the male friend, pay child support. So, I say if the father can be held accountable for fathering a child after birth, he should have a say if his child can be carried to term. I know your argument will be that the woman can have an abortion without the knowledge of the father, and that's the of the story; however, I think if the woman isn't your one night stand kind of woman and she has feelings for said father of the baby, she would tell him she was pregnant, especially if she wanted to continue the relationship.
I do not recall saying this. The father has no say in the matter. He must pay for support because he was a part of the process, but the mother does not have to complete the process. The woman much more of a burden in the process.

If a fetus is killed by someone other than the mother, it is not murdering a child, but murdering a fetus in a woman. It is not a very black and white, clear cut matter.

Does it suck that the father has no say? Yes, but I think the law as it stands has its reasons.

I am not thrilled with abortion, but I do see a need to keep choice a freedom.
I am not thrilled to see anyone have child that is not prepared to raise it well.

Their are no easy answers to the abortion debate. Their certainly is not Utopian solution.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#32923 Jan 20, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
I have another question to ask you; you remember the time you posted a band and how good the lady was that was singing, and I thought she was good. On with the question, did/do you work at the Flat Iron Bar where the video was recorded. The reviews about the bar were good, but the negatives were about how smokey the place was and how your clothes and hair smelled after leaving from the smell of cigarette smoke. Are doing the double standard or was the video one you acquired from someone who attended the smokey Flat Iron Bar in Greensboro, NC?
No, I never did work there. They did break the law on the smoking ban for a while, but they are now in compliance.

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#32924 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>If your race was enslaved and banned from reading or learning to read by your country, we would not consider a white college fund racist.
Mike, you forget women, ALL women, weren't educated and couldn't read or learn for a long time in the U.S. Is this why we only have beauty contests for just women, trying to right a wrong? With this being said, using your defense then men who were enslaved or not allowed to learn to read of any color should be entitled to schools that only funded for black people. You forget Mike, there were black and white slaves in our country.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#32925 Jan 20, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
I have another question to ask you; you remember the time you posted a band and how good the lady was that was singing, and I thought she was good. On with the question, did/do you work at the Flat Iron Bar where the video was recorded. The reviews about the bar were good, but the negatives were about how smokey the place was and how your clothes and hair smelled after leaving from the smell of cigarette smoke. Are doing the double standard or was the video one you acquired from someone who attended the smokey Flat Iron Bar in Greensboro, NC?
I have suffered through a few shows full of smoke in order to hear the bands I wanted to see.
The Coliseum shows always have smokers. Strange that they do not enforce the law. It really sucks when the seat you buy is next to a chain smoker.

Smokers in bars all to often chain smoke. They do not seem to care that others are bothered by it or that it can actually give others cancer.

If people actually had normal considerations, maybe their would be no ban on smoking. But the fact is, people will smoke and blow it in your face while you are eating right next to them. Now they cry about not being able to smoke in the bars. I really do not feel bad for them at all.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#32926 Jan 20, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
Mike, you forget women, ALL women, weren't educated and couldn't read or learn for a long time in the U.S. Is this why we only have beauty contests for just women, trying to right a wrong? With this being said, using your defense then men who were enslaved or not allowed to learn to read of any color should be entitled to schools that only funded for black people. You forget Mike, there were black and white slaves in our country.
Women were not forbidden to read in America. Not being educated does not mean they were not allowed.
Yes, their were a few people other than black persons who were slaves in America. Not many.

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#32927 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>No one is forced to work in a sweatshop.......
If we played by your reasoning, America would be having ten year old kids working eighteen hour days in horrible conditions. This is 2013 not 1913.
Correct, no one is forced to. If no one chooses to, the employer will improve the conditions or shut the doors, it's that simple. Yes, this is 2013, there are other jobs available than a sweatshop.
If my memory serves me correctly, Henry Ford introduced the eight hour work day with better pay, thus forcing everyone else to do the same. The free market at its best, not the govt.

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#32928 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I do not recall saying this. The father has no say in the matter. He must pay for support because he was a part of the process, but the mother does not have to complete the process. The woman much more of a burden in the process.
If a fetus is killed by someone other than the mother, it is not murdering a child, but murdering a fetus in a woman. It is not a very black and white, clear cut matter.
Does it suck that the father has no say? Yes, but I think the law as it stands has its reasons.
I am not thrilled with abortion, but I do see a need to keep choice a freedom.
I am not thrilled to see anyone have child that is not prepared to raise it well.
Their are no easy answers to the abortion debate. Their certainly is not Utopian solution.
We did have this discussion and you never said it's the mother's body, end of story. We discussed, not argued, all the things I listed because I wanted a man's point of view. I believe your next to the last sentence is how we ended our discussion.
If the fetus is not a "living person" why would someone who killed the mother and child she is carrying be charged with two homicides?

This wiki site gives the pros and cons of both sides:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unborn_Victims_o...

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#32929 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I have suffered through a few shows full of smoke in order to hear the bands I wanted to see.
The Coliseum shows always have smokers. Strange that they do not enforce the law. It really sucks when the seat you buy is next to a chain smoker.
Smokers in bars all to often chain smoke. They do not seem to care that others are bothered by it or that it can actually give others cancer.
If people actually had normal considerations, maybe their would be no ban on smoking. But the fact is, people will smoke and blow it in your face while you are eating right next to them. Now they cry about not being able to smoke in the bars. I really do not feel bad for them at all.
Well goodness Mike, wasn't it you that said to TSF on another post just the other day and TSF never said he smoked, if you want to commit suicide don't smoke around me or blow smoke in my face and earlier tonight you're going on about second hand smoke and how bad it is. Find a side and stick with it. Either smoke really doesn't bother you or for the sake of a concert you'll tolerate smokers committing suicide for the sake of good music or either you don't like it period. Which is it?

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#32930 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Women were not forbidden to read in America. Not being educated does not mean they were not allowed.
Yes, their were a few people other than black persons who were slaves in America. Not many.
Mike, you're playing semantics now. Women may not have been forbidden, they weren't included, allowed etc i.e. you say tomato and I say tomahto. Either way I don't think young girls could throw a Wal-Mart temper tantrum and be taught when clearly their place in that day was in the kitchen, sewing, cleaning etc.
Yes, there were more than a few people other than black persons who were slaves in America, and you still didn't answer my question. Should they be allowed to attend colleges where funds are set up for blacks based on your argument because they were enslaved and forbidden to have an education?

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#32931 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Did we get tax cuts for those making over 250K? Nope, but that is what we wanted, but we compromised at 400K.
Just as the Republicans wanted tax increases, not cuts, for those who make over $1M. They compromised at $400K in return for spending cuts, something the Commucrats have now reneged on.....just as they have time and time again.

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#32932 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So an employee is supposed to research how much the employer makes for a safe work environment?
Fact is, America has made it a practice to force employers to make for a safe workplace. Forcing employees to work in a smoke filled place is hazardous to your health.
Did you not research your employer before you applied? No one was "forced" to work in a smoke filled workplace, that was their choice.
No one forced Henry Ford to create a safe work environment, he took it upon himself thus getting the best help. He forced others to conform, not the govt.

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