what do you think???

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what do you think???
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Mon, 05-26-2008 - 7:25pm

I am a social worker and having a baby with my husband in Oct.

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In reply to: klrt
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 5:11pm

Sounds like your friends are at extreme ends of the spectrum.

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In reply to: klrt
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 11:23pm

Well my circle of friends is totally different. I work, and my friends who work arent the least bit "bitter" about it. Why would we be? My friends who SAH also use the daycare at the gym, hire baby sitters, etc. so are pretty liberal about the whole thing.
Personally I wouldnt be friends with people I couldnt be open with. But that's just me.

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In reply to: klrt
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 4:44pm

She may live in a very conservative area where there aren't many people with outlooks similar to hers. It may be hard to believe if you've never lived in, say, the Bible belt, but for people who don't fit the mold in those places, finding like-minded friends can be a real challenge.


When I lived in Texas, I had a friend who was an atheist. This doesn't sound that dramatic to a Northern Californian, but it was a huge deal for her in suburban Fort Worth. I am an evangelical Christian, so

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In reply to: klrt
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 12:39am
Fair enough. But I lived in Bermuda when it was illegal to be gay there. I lived in Singapore. I've lived here in Northern CA for the past 13 years. You can always find conservative, or not so conservative people irrregardless generally, of where you live. And these are her "friends." We can pick our friends as the old cliche goes....
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Registered: 05-22-2008
In reply to: klrt
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 12:32pm
Can it really be illegal to be gay? Sure, I suppose it could be illegal to partake in homosexual actvity, but how can it be illegal to BE gay?
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In reply to: klrt
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 8:13pm

"You can always find conservative, or not so conservative people irrregardless generally, of where you live" This may be true everywhere but the deep south. I'm serious. There may be one or two closet liberals in Alabama, but they suffer in silence...


Every time I go back to my dad's town there, people think I'm from Mars just because of my accent. I don't even get into anything political.

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In reply to: klrt
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 11:42pm

Let me be really specific -- it was illegal to partake in homosexual activity. But try as I might to follow your logic -- I can't see how hetero's would be participating in homosexual activity. Hence my statement that it was "illegal to be gay" in BDA. LOL.

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In reply to: klrt
Thu, 05-29-2008 - 11:43pm
This may be true everywhere but the deep south. I'm serious. There may be one or two closet liberals in Alabama, but they suffer in silence...

Every time I go back to my dad's town there, people think I'm from Mars just because of my accent. I don't even get into anything political. "


Now that's funny:) I can honestly say I don't have a clue. Havent spent much time at all in the deep south. I'm sure I'd be from Mars there too.

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Registered: 07-26-2007
In reply to: klrt
Fri, 05-30-2008 - 6:17am

I can't see how hetero's would be participating in homosexual activity.

I'm sure any number of us could explain it to you, but not within the confines of TOS. Ask your Mom.

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Fri, 05-30-2008 - 7:03am