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  1. SmilingBluEyes

    Recession officially ended in June 2009

    One of my neighbors is doing that and hiding all his assets: Boat, 6 quads and a fancy truck. It makes me want to freaking screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam. He thinks it's clever.
  2. SmilingBluEyes

    Recession officially ended in June 2009

    My home is worth WAAAYYY Less than I owe thanks to the economy and all the foreclosures around me. And I did NOT take ridiculous and impossible finance terms to buy it.I pay my mortgage on time (actually I am ahead, trying to get right side up again)......I want to freakin' know: Where is MY bailout?????
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    Sheriff Joe for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am beginning to think this whole thread is nothing but a goad.....but call me cynical.
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    Screaming Children Will Not Be Tolerated

    See. that is it. Why should we have to THANK parents for doing what is right in the first place? I think it's nice, but I never expected anyone to buy me dinner because I refused to let my kids be pests and nuisances. Have a funny story: I was at the grocery store and my son was about 3. Well you KNOW how they LOVE to put CANDY bars in reach in the check out aisles. My son grabbed one and said he wanted it. I said "no" and put it back. Well, he grabbed it again and took a big honkin' bite out of it and said "I WAAAAANT IT". So I HAD TO BUY IT now that he had done that. BUUUUTTTT when we got to the car, I grabbed that candy bar and ate it in front of him, with him screaming "it's MIIIINE NOT YOURS". I calmly said, "no sweetie, this is MOMMY'S candy bar; I bought it and now I am gonna EAT IT". NO screaming or hitting him was necessary. He learned the lesson. He never pulled that stunt again. SOMETIMES we have to think outside the box to keep the kids in line. BUT that is our JOB as parents.
  5. SmilingBluEyes

    Recession officially ended in June 2009

    Foreclosures happening all around me and WELL after the June 2009 date. SOMEONE forgot to tell some people this very good news.
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    Sheriff Joe for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I cannot fathom someone so disinterested in civil rights as being the President of our United States, a country that is supposed to stand up for just those very rights!
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    Screaming Children Will Not Be Tolerated

    I have no problem with the sign. I am sick of other people's kids ruining my experiences going to movies, dinner, other public places. I have known as they have grown, where to take my kids at what stages, and 5 star restaurants and R rated movies were NOT appropriate for toddlers/preschoolers. Kids need to go out and socialize, that is what McDonalds and other places like the park and zoo are for. And yes, some other restaurants, too. My kids learned well never to get up nor make a fuss at the dinner table when we went out to eat. Fact is, many of my generation of parents have NO common sense or courtesy. I guess this will get the point across to those too dense to see themselves as the problem.
  8. This is why I agree with Tweety: no tit for tat. Sticking to the subject is most helpful, IMO. Less muddy waters and much more productive discussions ensue. And while I am here: this applies to ANY politician. HOW is it you have to THINK to the point of absolute wordlessness, of your answer, if the truth is what you are prepared to tell?
  9. SmilingBluEyes

    Hillary for President, 2012?

    Or for me, President Sarah Palin.
  10. SmilingBluEyes

    is palin being hypocritical?

    I find we do think alot alike, Leslie. You are also one of my favorite members here. I find myself agreeing with more often than not. It's funny cause you and I got off to a tough start, after I opened my mouth and offended you once. I have learned I need to be careful about how I say things online; THINK before I hit the "reply" button. Which, I still contend, Laura should have done before saying the "n" word so many times to that caller. Her callers are guests; would I treat a "guest" in my home like Laura does her callers? No way in hell! And I would think twice before using products of her sponsors. I think we need to send a message that her rhetoric is far from acceptable. She has made other gaffes in the past and I have heard enough! Also I apologize for any spelling errors in my above post. I see a couple, but the "edit" button won't work for me. At least, I have never claimed to be a brilliant writer!
  11. SmilingBluEyes

    is palin being hypocritical?

    THere are "hatemongers" on both sides. I won't go tit for tat with you or anyone, following Tweety's lead, Steph. I don't like talk radio because there is way too much negative hate speech on both sides. It over-stimulates me most times and I dont want to get all up in arms listening to any radio program.....if you read my post, you certainly noticed I did not point fingers at the right wing. I listen only occasionally, to get a feel what both sides are saying/feeling at any moment. But I have to talk it in very small doses. Anyhow, we were talking about Dr. Laura and I think it's ridiculous to "reload" as Sarah Palin urges Dr. Laura to do....she has enough ammunitation as it is. I don't see her as compassionate as you say, Steph. I see her arrogant, rude and just plain way too judgmental; she has no right to be. Her life has been anything but lily white. And I find her use of "Dr." in her case disengenuous. She has no PhD in counseling or therapy/psychology. It's in physiology. She got a certification in marriage and family therapy, but the way I see it, her use of "dr" in her case is misleading and also arrogant. But I still adore you, Steph!
  12. SmilingBluEyes

    is palin being hypocritical?

    Just because we "can" say something (IOW the gov't does not disallow it) does not mean we "should" say it. People may have freedom of speech, but IMO it does not give a person the "right" to just say anything they want to, if it's hateful, hurtful or just plain mean-spirited. Steph, you are a terrific example. I often disagree with you, but don't mind hearing what you have to say. You may disagree vehemently or really hate something another member says, but you are ALWAYS sensitive and kind when you say your words. You choose your words carefully and I find myself really wanting to understand what you say, because you care how you come across to those who may disagree with you. You are respectful when you speak. Strangely enough, I agree with Dr. Laura on a lot points. However, I find her difficult to listen to. I would think a person who has a talk radio show, one who holds herself as a so-called " moral" person---- one who is very quick to spell out what others are "obligated" to do---- could at the very least, do the right thing herself: treat others the way she would want to be treated. That is why I think Dr. Laura and others like her are hypocrites.
  13. SmilingBluEyes

    Paul Krugman writes about SSI

    No, gov't is not the answer to my needs..... BUT if I invest my hard-earned monies (mandatorily I might add) in a fund that is SUPPOSED to be there for me in the future, I think it's reasonable to be able to actually have access to that money (shown in statement after statement of what I have paid into it)---- when it's my turn to use it. Otherwise, quit taking it out of my paychecks and let me invest that money in my retirement funds of MY choosing!
  14. SmilingBluEyes

    is palin being hypocritical?

    I can't speak for eveyone, but for me, I would much rather she think with her very-well-educated brain (PhD notwithstanding!)---- BEFORE she blathers whatever stupid thing comes out of her mean, hateful and mealy mouth. I am sorry, but even if I thought she were physically attractive (which I don't), I would change my opinion hearing her talk. I used to listen to her show years back when my son was a baby. That was until she blurted some nonsense about "gays having a genetic defect" (or something similar to that). Then I paid attention to how she treated her callers and found her rude and offensive. At the risk of committing a redundancy, I am not sorry to hear that her show might be going off the air. But I think it's just drama on her part. I don't think she will be gone for good, any time soon. And if she is, someone else will come along to put people in their place, just as she seems so adept at doing. I guess some people need to be told off on national radio or TV, or else shows like this would not air in the first place. I don't need that kind of "preaching, teaching and nagging" myself.
  15. SmilingBluEyes

    is palin being hypocritical?

    Tim, I could not disgaree with you more; words DO matter. Otherwise, why not just say any old thing we feel like saying to anyone? I agree with Pierette, if someone called me ugly, stupid, or some other mean-spirited thing, it WOULD be my problem. But I would be offended nonetheless and think a lot less of that person.
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