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My favorite was a liberal friend who told me with a condescending lack of irony that I was no doubt "denying global warming" on the fourth below zero day in a row.
One other suggestion would be that our government stop looking for a nod from the world on everything the country does. No other nation gives a hoot what the world thinks of their behavior: if it's in the best interests of the people of the nation (such as immigration standards), then it should be done and why do we care what Mexico or any other nation thinks about it?
It's hard to even start on how bad that one was - in being so self-righteous it managed to use about 10 stereotypes that normally this type of strident "feminist" (I hesitate to apply even that term to this kind of dim-bulb "humor") would find deeply offensive. And they probably didn't even realize they were doing it, they were so focused on being outraged. If you were really desperate to find something funny in this, there's always that option!
I can absolutely refuse to associate with someone who buys a house in my neighborhood. I can give a party and not invite them. I can not allow my children to play with their children. I can move. I can send my kids to a private school or home school them. I do NOT have to hire them. We all make choices every day about whom we will deal with and whom we will not. If I break up with a boyfriend or girlfriend because he or she drinks too much, or has gained 100 pounds, am I discriminating? Yep. And reasonably so. If I want to discriminate against someone for whatever reason, so what? As long as I'm not impeding them from *their* particular path to life, liberty and happiness, I'm harming no one. (Of course, in the case of the boyfriend or girlfriend, perhaps I am impeding them on their path, if being with me is making them happy - is the logical conclusion that they should be able to sue me???) The issue here is that marriage is, by long-standing definition, a man-woman thing. Civil unions can be any two consenting adults, though we are getting into murky waters if we start to include father-daughter, uncle-niece, etc. And this is, in part, why people are alarmed about this insistence on gay "marriage." A) it redefines marriage, and B) the logic, taken to its perfectly predictable end, would allow *any* two people who loved one another and wanted to be joined for life to "marry." ANY two people. My particular remedy for this is for heterosexual people who object to redefining marriage to leave the field. Demand a new union with its own name that is restricted to ONLY a man-woman union, or cry "discrimination." Who cares what you call it? I remain befuddled why, other than for political bullying, a gay couple would *want* someone who openly disapproved of them to bake their cake, shoot their photos, or host their wedding? If an openly gay baker didn't approve of me, as a hetero, why would I want to go to that baker unless he was the only baker available within 100 square miles? All the bullying and protesting in the world is not going to change someone's mind, and making choices is what we ARE guaranteed in a free society.
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A Force More Powerful Than Oscar

Nancy4392 Wrote: Feb 25, 2014 4:51 PM
Worse than that... have you seen his new video?? Chuck, what are you thinking???
So, was the Bow Down ironic or not?
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Free the Job-Locked Poets!

Nancy4392 Wrote: Feb 07, 2014 6:23 PM
Oh Lord, no!!! Unless you promise I don't have to read them...
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Lots of Laughs, but Sad Commentary

Nancy4392 Wrote: Feb 02, 2014 1:01 PM
What if that person had a 30 year resume with no breaks, a useful college degree, multiple current skills, great recommendations, and the bad luck to lose a job at 55+ (when the statistical expectation is a 2+ year job search, and the grim reality of a significantly reduced pay check at the end)? Do you think coming to grips with a sorry job market, a loss of income and the prospect of underemployment for the remainder of one's worklife doesn't explain holding out for something better than retail work? Or perhaps attempting self-employment before applying for a reasonably well-matched job? Do you suppose it's remotely *possible* that that person has been diligently seeking appropriate employment during those 6 months of collecting that massive unemployment *insurance* check? All I can say is, may it never happen to you. Check that - MAY it happen, so that you can get a clue. 23% real unemployment does not bode well for anybody searching for work these days.
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Lots of Laughs, but Sad Commentary

Nancy4392 Wrote: Feb 02, 2014 1:01 PM
What if that person had a 30 year resume with no breaks, a useful college degree, multiple current skills, great recommendations, and the bad luck to lose a job at 55+ (when the statistical expectation is a 2+ year job search, and the grim reality of a significantly reduced pay check at the end)? Do you think coming to grips with a sorry job market, a loss of income and the prospect of underemployment for the remainder of one's worklife doesn't explain holding out for something better than retail work? Or perhaps attempting self-employment before applying for a reasonably well-matched job? Do you suppose it's remotely *possible* that that person has been diligently seeking appropriate employment during those 6 months of collecting that massive unemployment *insurance* check? All I can say is, may it never happen to you. Check that - MAY it happen, so that you can get a clue. 23% real unemployment does not bode well for anybody searching for work these days.
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Wendy Davis's Struggles

Nancy4392 Wrote: Jan 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Superb. Perfect! She is SUCH a phoney.
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