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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:51 PM
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women should not be in politics. they are too emotional.
my son got a ride to a cross country race with his coach. the coach's wife was along for the ride. did most of the driving in their import vehicle (talked about american made sunglasses). it was a long drive. about 6 hours. one of the other kids was bored so he pipes up..... with a grin.... hey, mrs. ****, did you know edmund is a

democrat.

edmund knew by the kids eyes what he was going to say to this fox news, christian music, woman.

when i picked up son, he started telling me about all the things they discussed and how he held his own. he does a lot of reading. has an interest. and has had some excellent classes and teachers. not to mention the amount of time we discuss in this house.

but what got me the most was the woman telling my son that women are too emotional to be in politics. WTF??? (she doesn't want palin or bauchmann)

what about bohner and his weeping, gw, and gh sobbing in every speech. a whole two term presidency run by an emotionally crippled, low self esteem gw trying to prove something to his father???

i asked son, does she work? ya, a pharmacist.

really? i think if women are oh so emotional and cant be in politics then surely they are incapable of careers such as doctor or pharmacist. when emotions take over, surely they will amputate the wrong arm, or fill an incorrect prescription.

this woman went the whole weekend making snarky digs at son. it isn't going to be pretty when she approaches me at a meet. son doesn't want me to be confrontational, and i won't. but i told him, people like this won't leave it alone.

really, woman? divorced, a son that does drugs, drinks and fights (talked about lack of morality and family values), and a pharmacist, working outside the home.

how do these women buy into this shit.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:53 PM
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1. God she's a pharmacist?
I hope she's not one of these won't-give-out-a-pill types. Good for your son.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:54 PM
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2. my first thought hearing she is a pharmacist, too. nt
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:49 PM
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25. I thought the same thing.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:57 PM
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3. I hope someone told, or someday tells, the other kid
that it's not polite to go outing people's political orientation.

It isn't anyone's business unless I make it their business. There's nothing wrong with it, I'm certainly not 'ashamed' of it, and at times I enjoy a good political discussion as much as anyone. But it's up to me to decide if I want to engage someone that way, and not right for someone else to push it.

I hope that kid gets the message soon.

Otherwise, good on your son. (And I hope he knows better than to do what the other kid did.)
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:58 PM
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5. there is certainly a time and a place. this wasnt it. later, my son told the kid
don't you go bringing up religion. the kid felt so bad. he said, no way. he was so sorry. he didnt even think it would end up being this.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:01 PM
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10. good.
they all have to learn sometime. :)
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:59 PM
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7. Yeah, what is up with that?
nt.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:58 PM
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4. If she's going to attack a kid for being from a Democratic family
maybe she needs to find another avocation. I suggest scrapbooking.

Your son is a good kid. It's just sad that he has to learn about these people while he's young.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:00 PM
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8. it bothered me that whe used snarky and condescending. my son always picks up on that
and dislikes it so. i was surprised the coach didnt stop it. he said he tried, in humor, but couldnt.....

hearing the snarky is what pisses me off.... dont talk to kids that way, and dont talk to my kid that way.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:59 PM
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6. The way I see it is that while women may be irrational...
...for a short time every month, men are subject to rapidly changing testosterone levels all the time. It would be nice to have leaders who are sane most of the time.

I mean this tongue-in-cheek of course. Right now all I care about is electing someone who is not an absolute fascist.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:03 PM
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12. thank god. (i mean it in a nonreligious way)
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 03:03 PM by seabeyond
i read the first couple lines then had to walk thru the house to do something, thinking how i was gonna tell you, you are full of shit, lol lol

I mean this tongue-in-cheek of course

seeing how i am not pms'in, i was going ot be all over your arse....
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:30 PM
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18. It's such a crude, low life argument...
...and yet I still hear it from time to time. I figured a turn-about counter argument was overdue.

And only my wife is allowed to be all over my arse. :P :7
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:34 PM
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22. lol lol
and i hear ya on that... a good man.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:52 PM
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26. LOL, This male agrees with this. When I get POed I can get REALLY irrational.
testosterone + a moody temperament is a crazy combo, LOL.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:00 PM
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9. Your son deserves a lot of credit.




Six hours is a long time to force oneself to be polite to a mindless Shittohead.


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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:05 PM
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13. 6 hours, to and from.
i was gonna take him, but he is enjoying his independence and i am all for that. next time, he may want me to do the driving, lol
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:11 PM
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14. Yipes



I'd be a basket case for sure.


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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:12 PM
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15. he was happy to be home. christian gospel both ways, too. nt
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:14 PM
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16. Lol, "shittohead"
I like that.
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proudtobe300 Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:02 PM
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11. is this 1920?
wow cant believe some people are still stuck in the 1920s! I bet she thinks that women can't make it in the army too
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:15 AM
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37. i am hearing this more and more
from both genders. feminism is the destruction of all of the western world.

all the ills, and the blame is solely on feminism. amazing.

all feminism is, is allowing this woman to earn her wage, outside the home
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:21 PM
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17. The woman is a bully.
Not only that but your child could not walk away - he was captured in her car.

I am not sure I could let it go if an adult (and I use the term loosely) bullied my child in that situation. On second thought I know I would definitely not let it go. She needs to be called what she is to her face.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:32 PM
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19. he is 16. he is working on his independence and ability to interact in the adult world
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 03:33 PM by seabeyond
one of the huge issues he has is that he was so much more informed than her, yet she was so condescending. he likes to fight his own battles and has for years. i have to respect that. i hear what you are saying.

but like i said, i can't imagine her NOT approaching me and trying to either minimize it or challenge me in some way.

i have met her briefly, twice, over the last couple years. wasn't too impressed either times.

i hear ya, though

this is out of respect to my son. not cause i dont want to. i am far from being shy or passive

he often has to take on 4, 5, 6 ...10 kids at a time whenever they do have political or religious discussions amongst themselves, in the locker rooms. i hear about that often. there are a couple other liberal kids, and they keep their mouth shut. he never has.

this is not new for him
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:41 PM
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23. I understand.
So many times people go all around an issue treating it as if it is complicated when it is so simple.

Quietly speaking the words "You are a bully" to her face would be the entire conversation for me.

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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:33 PM
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20. My daughter had a 'confrontation' in a parking lot several years ago, when my granddaughter was five


years old. An old geezer got out of his SUV and came over to my daughter, who had just pulled in. Her back bumper was covered with anti-Bush bumperstickers, etc. The old guy let out a short rant about Kerry and the Democrats, right in front of a five-year-old.

When he was finished, my daughter began to walk away, and my granddaughter turned to him and said "Hey mister, nobody needs a car that big."

Teach your children well...
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:54 PM
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27. That grandaughter is teh LOL!
"Hey mister, nobody needs a car that big." :rofl:
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sfpcjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:33 PM
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21. Low self-esteem, probably.
If a woman was able to understand emotion and use it to advance a political career that would properly be called "smart". So,I guess the mother is not in favor of women succeeding in political life? It's kind of tantamount to saying men are too focused on power and force of compulsion, and believe exclusively that might makes right. First of all, it isn't true of all men, or even all Democratic men.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:47 PM
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24. I have noticed that RW Libertarian use the same "too emotional" label to slur Liberals.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 03:48 PM by Odin2005
Their BS reasoning is that we prefer "touchy-feely" sentiment rather than "caring about the cold logic of economics". :eyes:

This might also explain why RW Libertarians tend to be such misogynistic assholes.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:01 PM
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28. she's channeling
Laura Ingraham or Michele Malkin :thumbsup:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:03 PM
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29. really? do those two women really say that? what,
when they were talking about hillary?
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:20 PM
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32. Malkin is completely crazy and says almost anything
never watching Laura I can only follow the reports. Coulter has said so ,but like malkin will say almost anything to get a rise from someone.
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:04 PM
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30. What a dumbass
No, men aren't emotional. They start wars and shit with clear foresight and cold-blooded logic. No anger. No hate. In, fact, men in politics clearly don't get angry, or happy, or fall in love or have passions, or love their children or their partners. They never cry, or laugh. They never express enthusiasm. They never grieve. Roboticly, they make it through their day without expressing any emotion at all. They couldn't 'care' less about their country, are not patriotic, or if they are, a kind of logical, unattached patriotism.

Nope. Emotions have never driven men to do a damn thing in all of history. Must be why they more or less run everything, and a damn fine job, if I may say so. Just look at the world around us, peace, prosperity, no one in want or hunger, violence (really you don't get more emotional when demonstrating violence)--a thing of the past. What a bunch of Spock's men are.

Women, of course cry and have vapors if they have to swat a fly. What weak little things we are.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:39 PM
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35. no matter how i look at it
i cannot wrap my mind around a woman that would say such a stupid thing. i am looking around me at all the women i know, trying to think of any woman that would be so fuckin out of control do to emotion. i know none.

my sons argument to that was

then there is my mom

i am about as pragmatic and nonemotional as it get. we often chat about how detachment is so very easy. we kinda like it. whereas my overly emotional brother thinks we are missing something in life. meh... who we are.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:04 PM
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31. Yes, I think that every time I see Boehner bawling on tv. Had Nancy Pelosi done that
even once, she would have never lived it down.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:26 PM
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33. They have been taught not to think. I don't think I would have let my
son ride in a car she was driving!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:58 PM
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34. I have a couple of aunts that believe a woman should
or cannot be POTUS. They claim it is in the Bible somewhere. :shrug:
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:02 PM
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36. If I had a chance I would ask her then maybe crybaby Boehner
should go home just get drunk

What? Seriously, what the hell is wrong with him?
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