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A Man's View of 50 Shades Of Grey

CLF Wrote: Feb 14, 2015 4:24 PM
Interesting read and interesting comparison between 50 Shades of Grey and the Twilight series. In fact, the author originally wrote the story as Twilight fan fiction and then, after encouragement, rewrote it using different names, etc. and published the story as 50 Shades of Grey. While there may be some similarities between the two but there are definite differences. Christian doesn't love Anastasia at first while Edward loves Bella from the start. Christian gets off causing pain to Anastasia while Edward would do anything, including be destroyed, to keep Bella out of harm's way. Christian deflowers Anastasia with only his own pleasure in mind. Edward, in spite of strong desire, wants to protect Bella's chastity until they are property married. Ultimately, while both relationships seem rather unhealthy, the one in Twilight is based on higher principles and expectations while the one in 50 shades seems to be base and selfish.
Tell you what. If today's African-Americans get payed for their ancestors' sufferings then I expect to be paid by African-Americans for my ancestors' sacrifices to free their ancestors. I descend from 4 Union Civil War veterans, one of whom was disabled for the rest of his life. I expect to be paid out of the money African-Americans receive for services rendered. Every descendant of Union veterans should demand the same from African-Americans. Absurd? Yes. Almost as absurd as modern people wanting to be given reparations for past generations' suffering.
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The Jew-Hating Obama Administration

CLF Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 9:13 AM
Yes annfan, I do blame the voters. No candidate is perfect and voters have to evaluate whether the candidate, in spite of hers or his weaknesses, is good enough to vote for. Any "conservative" or whatever other label you want to give them, who thought staying home was better than voting for Romney obviously was content to have four more years of Obama. You don't like the candidate? Why don't you run. You don't like the process that gave us Romney rather than [fill in the blank] then try to change it. We got Romney who, in spite of his penchant for listening to the wrong campaign advisers and trying to appeal to everyone, is still a man with more intelligence, integrity and love of country than Obama has in his left pinkie. He would have been better than Obama any day. So yes, I do blame the voters who proved to be short-term thinking idiots.
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Nevada Showdown: All Hat, No Cattle

CLF Wrote: Apr 15, 2014 9:16 AM
So let me guess, Debra, were you born and raised in the east? Do you really have any concept of how much land in the west is owned by the federal government? Let me help you out on that. 84.5% of Nevada is owned by the federal government. 57.4% of Utah is owned by the federal government; 50% of Idaho is owned by the federal government . . . you get the idea. Now let me help you with something else. You mention ballot box, change the laws, blah, blah, blah... Earth to Debra, it doesn't really matter because it takes more than a few western Congressmen to change the laws and for some reason, the Congressmen form the midwest and eastward don't seem to give a darn about the west's continuing land battles with and over-powering and indifferent landlord who came in and usurped the land of individual states and territories. I guess they don't give a darn because in New York, the feds own 0.8% of the land and in Texas it is 1.9% and Ohio it's 1.7% . . . you get the idea. Now let me fill you in a little on the land down around Mesquite and Bunkerville, Nevada. You know, the land not risking lives for. Well guess what, Debra, lives have already been risked. Mormon pioneers settled in a place no one else wanted. They did that in the 1860s and 1870s. They hammered out a meager existence in a rough land and some did lose their lives trying to make a home of an inhospitable place. They ate what they could find in that desert terrain and strained the water of the Muddy River through cheesecloth hoping to get a least a little bit of the mud out of their drinking water. They survived against the odds and created a number of towns and ranches. Then the feds came along and said they owned practically all of the land that had already been settled and the people needed to follow their rules. Well, in the past, that wasn't as difficult as it is today because there weren't the insane laws about protecting tor tortoises that don't need protecting and a lot of other so-called green-friendly stupidity. Now it is a range war -- sanity against insanity and US citizens against an over-reaching power-hungry federal government from back east.
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My Response to Mitt Romney

CLF Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 9:36 AM
It is obvious that you are painfully ignorant of Romney, his background and worldview. If you were not, you would realize how silly your statement is.
Great commentary, Jason!
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School Choice and Common Core: Mortal Enemies

CLF Wrote: Jan 31, 2014 8:29 AM
Excellent essay and spot on!
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Reagan, Romney, and 1963

CLF Wrote: Nov 22, 2013 10:51 AM
Well, that was a waste of time reading. By the way Larry, whether you or any other numpty wants to admit it, Romney was right. He was wrong the way he said it without adequate explanation, but he was right that a certain portion of this country is too beholden to the government teat to vote for someone who promised to clamp down on government spending.
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Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

CLF Wrote: Nov 14, 2013 10:21 AM
A great piece about a truly great man. He represented so well one who lost himself in Christ and, in the process, found himself and was able to be an exemplar of a true Christian.
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Porn's Part in Sex Trafficking (Part 3)

CLF Wrote: Nov 05, 2013 9:03 AM
You ramble on about lack of evidence,blah, blah, blah. Obviously, you have either not done just a little research on your own (as there is plenty of evidence showing cause and effect -- both now and historically) or you have chosen to ignore it. You just keep justifying all you want but reality paints a different picture.
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