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Women stick together against cheating lover

Why Krazy Glue? Why not Mighty Putty? And, how is it possible that the brand name of glue is printed and not the name of the body part? Penis isn't a bad word nowadays, is it?  (Aug 4, 2009 | post #94)

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It's time to say bye-bye to blah, blah, blah

So in her response to "S" Amy is saying that the fiance deserves to know he is marrying an adulteress, just in case the "once a cheater, always a cheater" motto applies.  (Jul 30, 2009 | post #20)

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Fox New Channel's Glenn Beck says President Obama has 'a ...

I know it's a concept that most white liberally leaning adults cannot grasp--that black folks can be racist. Yes, I know you KNOW in your heart that only white people can be racists and it's impossible for the "minorities " to be racists. Look up the demographics for Chicago now--especially the public school system. Look at who the minority is and then ask yourself if you're becoming conditioned to being treated like a second class citizen because of the color of your skin? If you're white, that's probably about right. Many folks call it as they see it, regardless of what color a person it. I've long thought (since I read his books) that Obama is a racist. Look up the definition so you're sure of the meaning....  (Jul 29, 2009 | post #66)

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Our tattoos, ourselves

Whether it's seen as unfair or not, people DO make value judgments based on one's appearance. Many businesses still do not hire those with visible tattoos. Banks, credit unions, investment houses, computer services, and even Hooters. I think of where I have seen any employees with tattoos on their necks and faces, and really only the tattoo parlor comes to mind. I have one where no one at work will ever see, since I am not a pole dancer, Fair or not, perception is reality. If enough people think you steal, you are a thief to them, regardless of your own outrage. Tattoos are not legally protected, either. Can't see that this will change anytime soon.  (May 16, 2009 | post #10)

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Grandson shouldn't make the rules

re LW1: Yes, it's rude, whether Granny says so or not. LW2: I have this problem routinely when I travel. I am just not used to eating so richly and other than social or business events, my husband and I rarely eat in restaurants anymore. I try to just eat a little, and of the more simple dishes. Soups and salad is the best. Look around you at these events. Lots of folks don't mop their plates clean. No excuses needed. If someone asks, and likely it'll be a 400-pounder, just say, "Why do you ask?" That'll shut her up. LW3: I have an uncle who is 80 and he forwards just about all the forwards he gets. He lives 1000 miles away, so when I get his emails every couple days, I know he's alive. And the fact that he uses a computer and has email is pretty cool, so he gets cut some slack. The rest, sheesh. I hate getting forwards of forwards of forwards where 75% of the content is addresses and weird forward markers. One of my brothers forwards tasteless junk all the time to the email address my husband and I share, even though he knows my husband's personal email address. Sexist, racist, disgusting. I just delete them and rarely open any at all. When I email him with real personal content, if he answers at all, it's a two word answer. I get the message. He's letting me know he's alive (like my Uncle John), but that he thinks little of me. My other brother is uber religious and sends me religious emails all the time. I read them, smile at the sentiment, and delete them. I don't want my friends and family not to email me, and it's easy to delete. The only one who's offensive is my brother who is closest in age to me. He doesn't get it. I don't care. Again, easy to delete.  (Mar 5, 2009 | post #125)

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Limbaugh profits at the GOP's expense

Exactly what we've come to expect from many liberals. Nothing substantive to say (wow, what does substantive even mean?) and the only tools in the toolbox are meaningless but offensive attacks and irrelevancies. Instead, come up with actual SUBSTANCE--real examples of why the liberal agenda is working and has worked. Ahh, that's too hard to do, isn't it?  (Mar 4, 2009 | post #155)

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Limbaugh profits at the GOP's expense

I didn't know that Limbaugh was the leader of the GOP until Rahm Emanuel said it the other day. In fact, up until Obama's crew started their vocal diatribe against Hannity and Limbaugh, I had hardly ever listened to Rush, other than the rock band (Geddy Lee!!) . But I'm a conservative. So I tuned in to see with what brush I was being painted. What I learned is that 1) both are entertainers 2) both focus on trivialities a little too much for my taste 3) while they don't speak for me, I agree with a whole lot of what they say. So, yes, I agree with Page that Limbaugh (and Hannity) are laughing all the way to the bank. They are getting more exposure because of the lib fear of open air waves. More and more people are going to start listening and watching them. And, be ready. A lot of folks are going to change their minds about Limbaugh and to his advantage. will that be surprising to the MSM, that many of us ARE conservatives and long for less and smaller government and more personal responsibility?? I betcha they (the MSM) won't even be able to put the truth into words. No surprise there.... As for Steele, I don't know what his purpose in even discussing Limbaugh was. I had thought he was a good choice to head up the RNC. But, he doesn't really speak for me either.  (Mar 4, 2009 | post #151)

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Chimpanzee attack: Owner now says she didn't give Xanax t...

Absolutely ridiculous--this woman is obviously mentally unstable and has been for some time. Lonely and can't get a date? Get a cat. Isn't that what the stereotypical lonely little old ladies do? This ape was HUGE and had a track record of aggression. The liability here is 100% with the owner. Legal or not, doped or not, this woman keep the ape, and bears all responsibility for its actions and should be held accountable for the injuries it caused.  (Feb 20, 2009 | post #8)

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Unlike media, Obama knows he's no wizard

"No More Kass:" Is someone holding a gun to your head and making you read Kass' column? I think not so stop wasting our time with your lil boy tantrums, ok? "noneoftheabo ve:" you're obviously a troll and disgusting--don't be surprised if you get hit by a bus today. Good column, Kass. BHO is not an immortal or a superhero. He's a human male. Although I did not vote for him, I hope he turns our economy around and succeeds. I hope he won't spend much more energy blaming Bush, the Republicans, Rush, etc for anything and just rolls his shirtsleeves up and gets to work. He will have his hands full when his ultra lib supporters demand repayment for their support and he won't give it. Then we will see the masses turn against him. He is not going to be an ultralib--but far more centrist than most are predicting. Good luck, Mr. Obama!  (Jan 20, 2009 | post #22)

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Young workers must learn how to 'dress for success'

That's the job I want, too! But since I have become accustomed to having food to eat and a place to live both at the same time, I adhere to the dress code. :-P  (Jan 13, 2009 | post #42)

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Young workers must learn how to 'dress for success'

I work in banking which is pretty conservative, even nowadays. I have sent employees home to change, bought employees irons, and actually had to have the "you need to shower more frequently and use soap, please" conversation with folks. dressing inappropriately, whether it's too sexy, rumpled, too small or way to baggy, etc. shows a lack of common sense and intelligence. I think women get picked on more because men rarely show up to work in revealing clothing, and men's clothing options are relatively limited compared to women's. Men's attire/appearance faux pas seem to revolve around hygiene more than anything, or fit--the pudge who won't buy his clothes in the correct size. I have always subscribed to the credo "dress for the job you want, not necessarily the job you have."  (Jan 13, 2009 | post #36)

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Race politics in the past? Not quite yet

For a while Republicans were the party that favored and suported ending slavery in this country. The Democratic party favored wearing white sheets. As I recall, Gov George Wallace was a democrat and I remember, when I was young, seeing Wallace opposing school segregation. And, plenty of Dems currently play the race card with regularity, even when it's not needed. (What is Bobby Rush's affiliation???) Somehow Dawn Turner Rice has become THE authority of race relations for the Tribune. How did that happen? When will it end?  (Jan 12, 2009 | post #19)

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Mother is wary of neighbor boy with loud potty mouth

Re: LW1-The animal abuse could be a precourser to pcychopathia. No guarantee, of course, but could be. I wonder if he sets fires or wets the bed....anyway, I would keep my younger children and animals away from him Re LW2: I am sure the situation is not that the ex-husband wanted to be there for his kids or his ex-wife, but because he loved his former father in law. Not saying he should have attended, though. He should not have. But with some folks, it's all about them and some things don't change. My ex better not show up at my mom's funeral when she passes....  (Dec 30, 2008 | post #77)

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Knowing what matters on this special night

Eloquently said, John. Merry Christmas to all.  (Dec 24, 2008 | post #49)

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Biographer: Michael Jackson needs lung transplant

Very sad to see so much wasted potential. I hope he recovers from this illness and returns to some semblence of normalcy in his life. His name brings to mind his eccentricities rather than the huge talent he once was. Say what you will about Jacko--he was and could be again a talented singer. I enjoyed his music so much back in the days when he was brown and had a nose.  (Dec 22, 2008 | post #178)

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