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Ann Anon, Those last two sentences hit the nail on the head: "We had freedom but it came with responsibility. Now that there is no responsibility I guess they will have no freedom."
Not sure I'd put Civil Rights into the mix there. How does treating black Americans like white Americans create more freaks to steal cars or break into homes?
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Conservatives' Culture Bubble

The Original Alice Wrote: Aug 18, 2014 11:46 AM
And obviously, I'm not advocating that we have to watch porn, etc. "You don't have to be a car to know what a garage is" or something?
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Conservatives' Culture Bubble

The Original Alice Wrote: Aug 18, 2014 11:43 AM
Bravo, Lisa. When "The Last Temptation of Christ" came out, a group from my church (including me) attended, and then had a thoughtful discussion afterwards. (We didn't think it was a very good movie, but it got some things very right. And some things wrong.) I was so glad I'd gone. When discussions came up with non-church friends, I could speak knowingly, and not just as a naysayer who hadn't even seen it. I could praise the parts that were historically correct, and even appreciate the premise upon which the book-then-movie was based - Christ's last temptation was indeed not to follow through with the agonizing death, the separation from the Father, and the taking on of the whole world's sin. And I could speak authoritatively about where the story veered into incorrectness. I don't regret having spent my money to attend. And a friend became a Christian because of the book, flaws and all. Point is, if you just say, "I hate it - it's bad," without actually knowing what "it" is, your friend at the water cooler will tune you out. ..the same way I tend to tune out an article that attempts to tell all about what Tea Party folks believe - when the author hates all things Conservative. We have to stay in the game.
Personally, I think she is as Conservative as me (and I am very, very Conservative), but she is also a strategist. She does not want Liberals to win. She chose Christie (for whom I had once had high hopes as well) because she thought he could beat a Liberal. Period. But Angie, I completely agree with your last part: that we need to stop attacking each other and attack our common "enemies." That is not a betrayal of principles; that is wanting to save America and choosing a path one thinks will work.
She has apologized repeatedly. "I know, I ran off with a biker! But I've regained my sanity and I'm sorry!" Something to that effect. She said it on TV broadcasts and she wrote it, more than once.
I need deodorant and soap, too. If you don't buy them for me, then you MUST HATE WOMEN! RACISTS!! (Those green strappy Jimmy Choo sandals with the blue flower on the toe? I *need* those, too. If you don't buy them for me, you must hate vaginas. Obviously.)
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The Patriotism of Prosperity

The Original Alice Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 11:04 AM
People don't form corporations for the sole purpose of paying taxes?! That's crazy talk! Radical right-winger Tea Party jibberish! (Carson for Prez - Yesss!)
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Let Boys Be Boys this Summer

The Original Alice Wrote: Aug 04, 2014 11:23 PM
I gave the "Girls" book to a young lady back then. ..but I wanted to keep it for myself.
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Menstrual Activism

The Original Alice Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 12:38 AM
"Period!" LOL Especially funny after Obama's constant [mis]use of the word!
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