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MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 01:32 PM Mar 2019

As an almost 64 year old guy, Plaease allow me to say this today.

HAPPY International Women's Day. Go get 'em, ladies!

Kick asses and take names. Saying nothing negative about any Democratic presidential candidate, at this early time I'm inclined towards Amy Klobochar.

RESIST!

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As an almost 64 year old guy, Plaease allow me to say this today. (Original Post) MarianJack Mar 2019 OP
Thanks leftynyc Mar 2019 #1
Cool. MarianJack Mar 2019 #2
He raised them mostly himself leftynyc Mar 2019 #11
My wife and I are happily married. MarianJack Mar 2019 #20
I hope so too leftynyc Mar 2019 #24
All I can say is... MarianJack Mar 2019 #34
Don't take any chances on his life lunatica Mar 2019 #42
Thank you!👧🏿👱🏿‍♀️👩🏽‍🦰👵🏻👩🏽‍🦱👩🏼‍🎤👩&#1 MLAA Mar 2019 #3
You're welcome. MarianJack Mar 2019 #4
Thank you MarianJack. MontanaMama Mar 2019 #5
Kick away. MarianJack Mar 2019 #21
Thank you. IrishEyes Mar 2019 #6
Thanks, IrishEyes! MarianJack Mar 2019 #22
Thanks, MarianJack! Habibi Mar 2019 #7
Thanks Habibi. MarianJack Mar 2019 #23
Thank you! Ohiogal Mar 2019 #8
If you only focus on a woman's appearance,... MarianJack Mar 2019 #25
We need more women in power Liberalhammer Mar 2019 #9
Rich old conservative white guys have done too much damage. MarianJack Mar 2019 #26
doumo arigatou gozaimashita yuiyoshida Mar 2019 #10
Thank you! MarianJack Mar 2019 #27
In my opinion... 40RatRod Mar 2019 #12
I suspect you're right. MarianJack Mar 2019 #28
yes,,,,,, Cryptoad Mar 2019 #13
Luvin the picture! MarianJack Mar 2019 #29
You bet your sweet bippy, my friend! calimary Mar 2019 #14
Holy mackrel,... MarianJack Mar 2019 #19
Yep! Remember "sock it to ... ME?" calimary Mar 2019 #35
Old Tricky Dickie! MarianJack Mar 2019 #51
... from Yorba Linda... calimary Mar 2019 #52
I don't remember,... MarianJack Mar 2019 #53
Thank you, Marian Jack. niyad Mar 2019 #15
Welcome. MarianJack Mar 2019 #30
My sister had a good IWD anecdote, but she's gone now, so I have to tell it. BobTheSubgenius Mar 2019 #16
WOW. MarianJack Mar 2019 #31
Whoa... calimary Mar 2019 #37
as my dad, the army MP used to say: kickin asses and pullin passes, Kurt V. Mar 2019 #17
Thanks for your dad's service. MarianJack Mar 2019 #32
I'm 50. I'm officially a middle-aged white guy. Aristus Mar 2019 #18
Here, here Aristus. MarianJack Mar 2019 #33
My wife went from moving her chair for bathroom door to open to executive VP of a Construction Co. IADEMO2004 Mar 2019 #36
..what a beautiful post.... samnsara Mar 2019 #44
A wonderful lady. MarianJack Mar 2019 #48
I quite like Amy too. A Republican male friend said he liked her. I tell you she can beat Trump. apcalc Mar 2019 #38
We want to not only beat Trump, but... MarianJack Mar 2019 #49
Thank you! cp Mar 2019 #39
;-) MarianJack Mar 2019 #50
Yea time for we men to step aside, we f'ed everything up pretty good. However, I find it fascinating Pepsidog Mar 2019 #40
Only one child here - a wonderful daughter GeoWilliam750 Mar 2019 #41
same here..one child a dtr.. i need to be really nice to her! samnsara Mar 2019 #45
Be nice to your children! GeoWilliam750 Mar 2019 #46
Thank you! :) samnsara Mar 2019 #43
Hillary Tweet.. Cha Mar 2019 #47
Our legitimate President. MarianJack Mar 2019 #54
 

leftynyc

(26,060 posts)
1. Thanks
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 01:35 PM
Mar 2019

I wished my male boss a happy international women's day and he looked at me puzzled until I explained he raised 3 awesome (grown with their own kids) daughters and they didn't get that way themselves. He got tears in his eyes (he'll tell anyone what a sap he is).

 

leftynyc

(26,060 posts)
11. He raised them mostly himself
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 02:50 PM
Mar 2019

That's a long story and there were 2 sons also. He's a terrific father and really enjoying being a grandfather.

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
20. My wife and I are happily married.
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 04:39 PM
Mar 2019

We've raised our son together, but at only 19,I hope he doesn't make us grandparents quite yet.

RESIST!

 

leftynyc

(26,060 posts)
24. I hope so too
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 04:45 PM
Mar 2019

That's far too young to be married with kids. Oy, when I think back to those days and how naive I was.......

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
42. Don't take any chances on his life
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:06 PM
Mar 2019

As his father hand him some rubbers, look him in the eye and say, “use them.”

My son was that age at the height of the AIDS epidemic. I didn’t hand him rubbers but I made him show me that he had one and I really broke all the rules because I wanted to protect him. Whenever he and my nephew left the house my parting words were, “Show your teachers you have some smarts and use rubbers!”

I’ve been resisting all my life!





Ohiogal

(32,550 posts)
8. Thank you!
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 02:20 PM
Mar 2019

Always so encouraging to hear positive comments about women from you guys that don’t always focus on our appearance only!

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
25. If you only focus on a woman's appearance,...
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 04:46 PM
Mar 2019

...It's like watching a movie with no sound.

Even as a boy, I was most turned on by a girl or woman's MIND!

RESIST!

calimary

(82,020 posts)
52. ... from Yorba Linda...
Sat Mar 9, 2019, 12:42 PM
Mar 2019

Remember that one? Not from”Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” but “Tricky Dicky from Yorba Linda” was a minor hit on early FM rock radio back in that day.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,614 posts)
16. My sister had a good IWD anecdote, but she's gone now, so I have to tell it.
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 03:37 PM
Mar 2019

She was part of the govt. group that negotiated telecom treaties, and all kinds of related work. Her job made her travel all over the place (50 times to Geneva alone, where the UN mission that oversaw the process had its HQ)

While there were literally hundreds of people at these events, she got to know some of them well, in as much as colleagues from another country can be known. As it happened, IWD was also her birthday.

She was having breakfast with 2 or 3 of the people she knew, and along comes a ranking official from the Russian delegation.

"Happy IWD, ladies," he said, then quickly followed it up with a smile for my sister and "And Happy Birthday to you, Ms D."

She was taken aback by that, because...how could he know that? WHich is what she asked him.

He leaned in closer, dropped his voice, smiled a wriy smile with his index finger against his nose.

"Russian Intelligence," he said quietly, and walked away.

So...Happy International Women's Day!

Kurt V.

(5,624 posts)
17. as my dad, the army MP used to say: kickin asses and pullin passes,
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 04:01 PM
Mar 2019

and we're all out of passes. (leaning warren atm)

IADEMO2004

(5,637 posts)
36. My wife went from moving her chair for bathroom door to open to executive VP of a Construction Co.
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 05:32 PM
Mar 2019

Put up with daily bs, told she was taking advantage of them for not training new man to be her boss getting paid more, he didn't last long, subcontractor wanted to talk to someone in charge not another secretary, her reply "If you want your contract signed you talk to me". Her warnings were ignored and was no longer allowed to attend meetings with bonding company. Last straw. They went under in a few years. Worked her ass off for Obama and the ACA. Diabetic son made us very aware of insurance co shenanigans. ACA started a few months after her cancer diagnosis and losing heath care was something she didn't have to worry about. She was a superhero and I miss her every day.

Pepsidog

(6,258 posts)
40. Yea time for we men to step aside, we f'ed everything up pretty good. However, I find it fascinating
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 06:42 PM
Mar 2019

how many middle aged white women hate Hillary and voted for Trump. Women are brutal judges of other women. My wife, who despises Trump and votes Dem, won’t give another woman like Hillary a break saying “ “she shiuldnt have had the server becuase as a woman she knew the scrutiny would be intense”. Or now with Warren, “ she handled the DNA thing wrong and writes her off”, “AOC is to brash and in your face”, “Michelle Obama shouldn’t have said that about being proud for the first time”. As a trial attorney, when selecting a jury I have to be constantly worried about selecting women jurors especially when my client is a woman and accused of committing a crime.

samnsara

(17,741 posts)
45. same here..one child a dtr.. i need to be really nice to her!
Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:24 PM
Mar 2019

..so she doesnt put me in a nursing home.....

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