Thursday Traditions

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Thursday Traditions
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 8:24am

Do you send Christmas cards?

What is your favorite holiday movie?

Do you  have a favorite holiday cookie?

What's for dinner on Christmas?

Number five, Are you surprised by Time magazine's pick for person of the year? 

 

 

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:39pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">QueenbeeNotaWannabee</em> wrote:</div>....... <em><strong>And the misogyny in the Catholic church is the lack of gender equality inherent in its entire system. I would think with your Ivy League education, you could figure that out. But perhaps that Ivy League education isn't really all its cracked up to be. I mean, Ivy League degree or not, right now you're still just a housewife at the end of the day, just like me.</strong></em>  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>".....it's...."</p><p>".....just like I."  <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" /></p><p>You still really don't see the flaw in your fervent claim that the RCC is misogynistic.  Really?  Really?</p>

Well, obviously you weren't an English major at that Ivy League university, were you? "Me" is, in fact, correct grammar. But thanks for the laugh. The misogyny of the Catholic church is a well known fact. It certainly isn't MY claim. 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2012/07/there-is-misogyny-in-the-church-women-are-angry/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/7986889/Catholic-Church-misogynist-and-homophobic-says-reform-group.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/catholic-leadership-does-not-represent-women_b_1276929.html

http://community.feministing.com/2012/02/22/its-not-complicated-catholic-bishops-are-misogynists/

http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2013-04-new-pope-same-old-misogynistic-policies

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/richard_dawkins/2009/10/give_us_your_misogynists_and_bigots.html

http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2010/05/9013/

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:37pm
Satanbaby, why do you think you are entitled to the financial details of Marla's family? I mean, seriously --- why is that even a question?
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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:37pm

I believe Marla's sd is going to college and getting her degree. Goodness all around. The kid is downright adorable and has a rich life with extended family all around.

That's nice. Who is supporting the mother and child financially?

Adoption should always be a last resort.

IYO

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:35pm

santababy1967 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px">I've used Pell grants. I've used unemployment insurance. I briefly used SNAP (or what it was in the 80s), when I got hit by a drunk driver and could not work for a year. I had no kids at the time, but that was only because I lost a pregnancy at 8 months when I was 22.</p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>Sorry to hear that. </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">"Why not give a family (or person) who CAN afford to raise a child the chance instead of having the system support your child because you weren't ready for that responsibility?"</p><p style="font-size:13px">Seriously? So family is just about affordability? If a parent is responsible within the safety net, I would much rather see them taking advantage of all resources to raise their own children. Now, if crackho irresponsible, not so much.</p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>So tell me how Marla's step-dd is supporting herself and her child. </strong></p>

I believe Marla's sd is going to college and getting her degree. Goodness all around. The kid is downright adorable and has a rich life with extended family all around.

Adoption should always be a last resort.

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Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:30pm

QueenbeeNotaWannabee wrote:
<p>YAY you!!! The majority of my sister's pregnancies weren't planned--do you think she loves the planned kids more than the unplanned ones? Of course not. </p><p>How lucky am I to be loved and cherished by both my adoptive and biological families? You want to get into a pissing match? You were planned by one set of parents. BFD. I was planned by one and loved by two. Do you really want to play the I've got more parents who love me than you do game?</p><p>Or do you get now just how ridiculous you sound?</p>

I could never debate someone adopted out.  It's just such a sad situation even I won't debate her.   But I cannot understand why that person would then bash my Roman Catholic Church for its policy against abortion because he is the beneficiary of such a policy and it is the very reason he is alive.  

I would expect that poor lovely soul who put her son or her twin sons up for adoption to of course claim she is pro-choice.  No surprise there.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:29pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">santababy1967</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;I am the beneficary of being well off&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;Wow. Do you base your life ONLY on the amount of money (you say) you have? I am not "well off" in your terms but if I couldn't have children, we could have adopted children too. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Adoption is free or close to.  As are cond--ms but we're told the poor can't afford them, lol.  I've known many couples who <em>actually</em> are rich.  And naturally as you can imagine, they utilize modern medicine and go through surrogacy. </p><p>There is an incredible number of healthy babies and children available for adoption today in this country.  They are without exception African-American.  Yet, people will go to these "impoverished" Catholic countries abroad to adopt non African-Americans for free.  It is sad. </p>

You know little about adoption in the US or abroad. If you have a question, I can probably answer, or find someone that can within the community.

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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:29pm

If only the world was as perfect as Gmoney and Meatloaf...

If only people were more aware of things....shrug.

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Registered: 06-27-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:27pm

santababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">So in all your 40+ years on Earth, you've never met anyone whose birth control failed? Really? Ever?! I find that difficult to believe...</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Yep and the reason is because they did not use it correctly.</span></strong></p>

If only the world was as perfect as Gmoney and Meatloaf...

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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:26pm

Were you married at 22?

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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 5:25pm

I've used Pell grants. I've used unemployment insurance. I briefly used SNAP (or what it was in the 80s), when I got hit by a drunk driver and could not work for a year. I had no kids at the time, but that was only because I lost a pregnancy at 8 months when I was 22.

Sorry to hear that. 

"Why not give a family (or person) who CAN afford to raise a child the chance instead of having the system support your child because you weren't ready for that responsibility?"

Seriously? So family is just about affordability? If a parent is responsible within the safety net, I would much rather see them taking advantage of all resources to raise their own children. Now, if crackho irresponsible, not so much.

So tell me how Marla's step-dd is supporting herself and her child. 

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