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: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:28pm

Well, I'm sure Marla and her husband are, as well as perhaps us taxpayers. The kid may be eliigble for CHIP and WIC. Do you have a problem with that? I certainly don't.

I have a problem with me, as a taxpayer, paying for someone who didn't prevent something that could have been prevented and was NOT at ALL stable enough to bring a child into this world, let alone keep it. 

Do you know any adoptees?

Yes, why?

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:31pm
"I have a problem with me, as a taxpayer, paying for someone who didn't prevent something that could have been prevented and was NOT at ALL stable enough to bring a child into this world, let alone keep it." ------- Objection noted.
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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:31pm

You're exactly correct, Chestnut. My stepdaughter is enrolled in college. She just earned a solid 4.0 during her first semester. We couldn't be more proud of her! :)

Good for her. She sounds like she is book smart.

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Registered: 06-27-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:33pm

santababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">You're exactly correct, Chestnut. My stepdaughter is enrolled in college. She just earned a solid 4.0 during her first semester. We couldn't be more proud of her! :)</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Good for her. She sounds like she is book smart.</span></strong></p>

As opposed to the other kind of smart? What would that be exactly? Not-book smart? Is that the category you're in?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:36pm
Tell ya what, Satanbaby. Let's assume the child and his mother are getting some support over the years Mom is finishing up school. I'll send you a Christmas Card this year, and as my gift to you, tuck in a little refund so you don't have to feel resentful. Or even better ---- you know the six years of Social Security that I didn't collect for my kids even though we were fully entitled to the $$$ because we didn't actually need if? How bout we just say the money you saved not supporting my kids is now bring diverted to Marla's family? So it's all a wash, and you're probably even saving money in the end since I have two kids and Matlas daughter only has one (if they are even receiving public assistance, which neither of us really knows, and only one of us actually cares about).
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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:38pm

As opposed to the other kind of smart? What would that be exactly? Not-book smart? Is that the category you're in?

Street smarts and common sense. 

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:39pm

santababy1967 wrote:

I have a problem with me, as a taxpayer, paying for someone who didn't prevent something that could have been prevented and was NOT at ALL stable enough to bring a child into this world, let alone keep it.

The good news is, you can support your views through the voting process. You can also contact your representatives in Washington to let them know that you oppose social funding for single parents. And Chestnut can do the same for her opinion. And I can do the same for mine. Democracy is a beautiful thing!

I am curious, do you refer to all babies as, "it"? Or only the ones that have poor parents?

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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:40pm

Tell ya what, Satanbaby. Let's assume the child and his mother are getting some support over the years Mom is finishing up school. I'll send you a Christmas Card this year, and as my gift to you, tuck in a little refund so you don't have to feel resentful. Or even better ---- you know the six years of Social Security that I didn't collect for my kids even though we were fully entitled to the $$$ because we didn't actually need if? How bout we just say the money you saved not supporting my kids is now bring diverted to Marla's family? So it's all a wash, and you're probably even saving money in the end since I have two kids and Matlas daughter only has one (if they are even receiving public assistance, which neither of us really knows, and only one of us actually cares about).

Not resentful in any way. Why would I be? Common sense used through the years, yes, I used that. 

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Registered: 12-14-2013
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:41pm

The good news is, you can support your views through the voting process. You can also contact your representatives in Washington to let them know that you oppose social funding for single parents. And Chestnut can do the same for her opinion. And I can do the same for mine. Democracy is a beautiful thing!

I am curious, do you refer to all babies as, "it"? Or only the ones that have poor parents?

So no real answer Marla?

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Sat, 12-14-2013 - 6:42pm

Real answer to what?

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