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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:11 PM

Pat Robertson: "Hard-Nosed," "Awful Looking" Women Are Ruining Marriages!


AlterNet / By Laura Gottesdiener

Pat Robertson Outrage: "Hard-Nosed," "Awful Looking" Women Are Ruining Marriages!
Radical Christian televangelist Pat Robertson with one of his most offensive statements of all time.

January 10, 2013 |


It always seems to be the woman’s fault. No really—check this one out.

So, a 17-year-old boy writes in to Maxim magazine, complaining that his father never pays any attention to his mother.

“I’m 17 years old and I’ve noticed that there has been a change in my father’s behavior,” he wrote. “He spends too much time at the computer playing a war game. I’ve noticed how alone my mom feels. I just want my father to spend more time with my mom. What should I do? How can I talk to my father? I feel shame for him. Please help.”

Luckily for this perceptive 17 year old, the radical Christian conservative Pat Robertson is on the case—and his answer is, well, exactly what you’d expect from this radical Christian televangelist. .........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/pat-robertson-outrage-hard-nosed-awful-looking-women-are-ruining-marriages



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Reply Pat Robertson: "Hard-Nosed," "Awful Looking" Women Are Ruining Marriages! (Original post)
marmar Jan 2013 OP
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #1
monmouth3 Jan 2013 #2
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #3
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #4
redqueen Jan 2013 #5
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #6
redqueen Jan 2013 #9
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #12
redqueen Jan 2013 #15
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #19
Taverner Jan 2013 #16
redqueen Jan 2013 #18
JI7 Jan 2013 #7
Initech Jan 2013 #8
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #10
libdem4life Jan 2013 #11
NNN0LHI Jan 2013 #13
City Lights Jan 2013 #14
dembotoz Jan 2013 #17

Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:14 PM

1. Pat Robertson is writing an advice column in Maxim magazine?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:15 PM

2. Pat is such a handsome ole devil himself doncha know. n/t

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:20 PM

3. Wow such a Christian ....and a jerk

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:25 PM

4. I am hard nosed, awful looking and my SO...

pays way too much attention to me. I don't think there is anything I could do to make him not pay attention to me. So, this is probably complete bullshit. Personally I think if one partner lets themselves go it is a symptom of bad things in the relationship not the cause of bad things in the relationship.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:17 PM

5. Where does anyone 'letting themselves go' come into it?

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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:20 PM

6. It comes from unhealthy relationships, I believe.

Either an unhealthy relationship with yourself or your spouse. And I think men let themselves go a lot more than women do. At least of all the marriages I have seen. Some people would think I let myself go, but I really didn't have that far to go.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:32 PM

9. Yeah...

When I see 'let themselves go', as often as not I read it as 'stopped falling for wall street's advertising and caring about superficial beauty standards (e.g. no primped hair, carefully applied makeup, etc.) so I think I was just thinking of something else.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:47 PM

12. That's funny

I rarely think about how people look. But, when they look unhealthy I think it is a problem. I am not talking about putting on a few pounds. In my case I put on a hundred, losing it now. That is a lot of stress weight and one day we will all know how much stress contributes to weight gain we aren't there yet. I also think people have to have a good relationship with themselves. I am working on mine, it starts with being honest. I have a lot of stuff I have to work on so I am not judging people in the slightest, but I am making an observation. I really don't care if a woman uses make up or not or has a stylish hairdo or if a man looks GQ. In fact I prefer a more natural look. I also would rather look at heavier people, but if it's not healthy weight I support their decision to get healthier if that is what it takes.

I totally disagree with Robertson btw since I don't think I made that clear. His focus blaming women is stupid and telling. It is as if he thinks men are children that need to be coddled and women are the heroes that have to save them from themselves.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:01 PM

15. I think it is because its him saying it

that I automatically imagined he would be encouraging a return to that 50's ideal (lie) wherein women had their hair coiffed and a pretty dress and makeup on so they'd be ready to look as pleasing as possible for their owners... Er, bosses... No, husbands.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:34 PM

19. I think it's a safe bet you are right...

I haven't seen a pic of Robertson's wife lately, but IIRC she looks like a Stepford wife. That is not a look you have to have to be healthy in the slightest.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:04 PM

16. Um, no. Letting themselves go refers to not caring about one's health or appearance`

 

Nobody wants to be a partner with someone who doesn't care what they look or feel like

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Response to Taverner (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:23 PM

18. Um, no. As often as not, letting themselves go refers to being too busy working and being a mom

to cater to daddy's desire for the carefree childless days when mom spent an hour at least on hair and makeup.

Especially to men like Pat Robertson.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:22 PM

7. didn't he defend Patreaus having affair because the woman was hot ?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:28 PM

8. And to think this guy actually ran for president.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:38 PM

10. Pat Robertson is a despicable human being. nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:39 PM

11. Pat, you're no George Clooney, either.

Oh, and put the "sinful" girlie magazines back under the mattress.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:47 PM

13. Pat's been watching too much Mafia Wives

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:49 PM

14. What a shriveled up turd!

He is an awful human being!

I in his direction.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:06 PM

17. Now take my wife...............................................................please

either from Henny or Rodney
may they both rest in peace.

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