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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:08 PM

So my 8 yr old wants to know what "open marriage" is now

So I explained it and gave examples.

Example: So imagine that daddy goes on trips and has a girlfriend with him while he's gone.

She wrinkles up her nose, then I had to explain these "Christians" on the Republican side who think it's ok....and that even though he's a serial sleep around "he's forgiven". (Never mind they raised hell over Clinton's escapades and Weiner's weiner!)

then she finishes my sentence and said "They're not really Christians".

Out of the mouths of babes!

Now the 10 year old, asked me later, "Did Grandpa ever have a girlfriend other than Grandma?"



THANKS NEWT, you have actually made my kids question the STABLE DEMOCRATIC FAMILY that we have.

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Reply So my 8 yr old wants to know what "open marriage" is now (Original post)
cpamomfromtexas Jan 2012 OP
era veteran Jan 2012 #1
alphafemale Jan 2012 #22
Arugula Latte Jan 2012 #2
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2012 #14
hedgehog Jan 2012 #3
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #16
cpamomfromtexas Jan 2012 #19
Doc Holliday Jan 2012 #4
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2012 #5
Gold Metal Flake Jan 2012 #17
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2012 #18
PassingFair Jan 2012 #6
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #7
PassingFair Jan 2012 #8
LanternWaste Jan 2012 #9
Chan790 Jan 2012 #10
NewJeffCT Jan 2012 #12
Chan790 Jan 2012 #13
NewJeffCT Jan 2012 #11
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2012 #15
cpamomfromtexas Jan 2012 #20
MorningGlow Jan 2012 #21
rucky Jan 2012 #23

Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:15 PM

1. We were raising boys during the blue dress years.

What is oral sex Dad?....... awkward, when the question is out of nowhere.

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Response to era veteran (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 01:45 PM

22. I had a daughter and son. I was blunt.

EWWWWW!!! Why would anyone ever do that! GROSS!

I shrugged,

Adults are weird. I think maybe it's a virus.

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:24 PM

2. "WHAT WILL WE TELL THE CHILDREN?!"

 

Isn't that what these people were screaming during The Clenis years?

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:50 PM

14. Larry Flint is a vile freak

 

but God I loved him when he busted Henry Hyde.

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:31 PM

3. Since Newt was one of the persons who dragged Clinton's

personal life in front of all of us, I think it only fair that it be pointed out that his own behavior is awkward to explain to the young'ins.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 06:03 PM

16. Newt helped create the "moral superiority" meme ... now he and the GOP want to FLIP FLOP on it.

Not that the media will point this out.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 12:38 PM

19. You are so right!

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:11 PM

4. What kind of parents

let their children watch GOP debates, anyway?

Gotta draw the line somewhere.....

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:37 PM

5. I would have said it was this:

Drive-thru wedding chapel.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 06:11 PM

17. Open top marriage?

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Response to Gold Metal Flake (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 10:44 PM

18. Open top, open air...

My 8YO niece would buy it and go back to her Wii.

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 03:21 PM

6. They ARE Christians.

She's confusing the word "good" with the word "Christian".

They are not synonyms.

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:48 PM

7. I'm going to have to side with the kid on this ones. They are CINOs.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:01 PM

8. Almost every adulterer I know is a Christian.

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Of course, almost every ONE I know is a Christian....

But "Christians" behave no better or worse than any other
religious or secular groups do.

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:11 PM

9. I imagine that as Gingrich is man of such high ethical standards...

 

During Clinton's Presidency, R-Wingers were going on and on about "oral sex parties" and "now my kids want to know about oral sex" and blamed it all on Pres. Clinton.

I imagine that as Gingrich is man of such high ethical standards, he'll gladly accept holding himself to that same morality and accept the responsibility for open marriages and children wanting to know about threesomes.

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:23 PM

10. One word: "Awesome!"

 

I am of-course joking...but I don't necessarily get why people have an issue with the concept of "open marriage" or "open relationships." They work better for some people and not at all for others.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:34 PM

12. I'm not so sure it is the open marriage concept

as much as it is the hypocrisy of Newt and the Religious Right in regards to Republican affairs. Plus, with Newt, he was already having an affair for years before he even asked for it. It's one thing if you both agree to an open marriage ahead of time or during the marriage, but to try and force it on another partner after a years long affair just reeks of justifying the affair after the fact.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:47 PM

13. Oh, I was musing non-specifically.

 

Not about Newt, but that I find it funny that people get funny over something like open marriage.

I have largely the same view of Newton's hypocrisy and in-college heckled Callista Bisek out of the choir of the Shine of the Basilica of the IC for her part in Gingrich's affair.

I don't want one (an open relationship; I've had one before in which I chose to not exercise the "freedoms" I had) but I'm kind of talking to this local lawyer and she's very upfront about her lack-of-belief in monogamy and her preferences for open relationships...so I need to decide if I can be in one. I'm happy though that she was upfront about it rather than springing it on me months in.

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:30 PM

11. Sorry you had to go through that

I would not have brought religion up if my daughter had asked about it.

Not sure what I would have said to her, though. She's 8 and will be 9 next month.

I still get upset that Democrats seem to have to resign or be impeached if they have affairs, while Republicans do not (Gingrich, Vitter, Arnold, etc)

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:58 PM

15. You have a very intelligent daughter.

 

then she finishes my sentence and said "They're not really Christians".

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 12:44 PM

20. Thank you, she's scary sharp.

My friend came to visit and said "you think this is normal?". I said yes, she said "I've been around lots of kids, and I can assure you they are not." Haha

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 12:47 PM

21. With regard to the initial question...

Yowtch! Good explanations, by the way. And be proud of your highly intelligent and curious kid! My 8 YO is oblivious to the news (no matter how much I try to bring up current events--if not "open marriage"--only interested in his Xbox. Sigh.

As for her response...

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 03:51 PM

23. you should ask Newt to explain it to her

http://twitter.com/newtgingrich
@newtgingrich

Bio:
Husband, ex-husband, ex-husband, father, grandfather, citizen, small businessman, author, ousted Speaker, failed polygamist. I'm running for president to offer leadership to solve America's challenges (and run away from my own).

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