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  1. Good Lord. The Saudi government actually crucified someone.

     

    (CNN)Saudi Arabia has executed 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes, the kingdom's official news agency said Tuesday.

    One of the convicts was crucified, according to an interior ministry statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

  2. 10 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

    Not going to defend the stingy because obviously there are no Jehovah's Witnesses in this group but I personally have never claimed charitable donations on tax forms and I know some people consider it somewhat distasteful to make every charitable donation a "write-off". 

    Are all these folks, keeping their wallets/purses tight or is there some other reason, like investing in organizations that do work that helps individuals?  I would genuinely like for someone to ask each candidate why their charitable donations look the way they do.

     

    Of course, when the Obamas taxes showed how generous they had been in their charitable donations, they got criticized by some people who claimed it was for show and that charity's effects were limited compared to investing in entrepreneurial and training programs that benefit women, minorities and the poor, for example.  America, in general, was quite harsh on the Obamas in certain regards. Some still are.

    Hopefully someone will because only EW gave a decent amount imo, if these are the real numbers.  It's not really about the amount though. I'm a believer in the Widow's mite way of looking at it.  It's about the percentage. In Beto's case, I'm hoping he made some off book donations because otherwise I'm embarrassed for him.  If you want to be my leader lead and that means giving when you are relatively wealthy.

     

     

    9 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

     

    It's probably because at this age, I realized that there were times when I was bullied, called indescribable names for no justifiable reason or harassed six ways to Sunday and discovered that not openly reacting was the best response (albeit the most difficult) especially when open displays of anger would be giving people what they want and expect, which is their stereotype of an angry black woman.  My guess is that both Megan Markel and Michelle Obama have come to realize this fact as well in their lifetimes.

     

    I'm really sorry you went through all of that.  It seems many people on this board had similar experiences, so you are not alone.


  3. 8 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

    Not going to defend the stingy because obviously there are no Jehovah's Witnesses in this group but I personally have never claimed charitable donations on tax forms and I know some people consider it somewhat distasteful to make every charitable donation a "write-off". 

    Are all these folks, keeping their wallets/purses tight or is there some other reason, like investing in organizations that do work that helps.  I would genuinely like for someone to ask each candidate why their charitable donations look the way they do.

     

    Of course, when the Obamas taxes showed how generous they had been in their charitable donations, they got criticized by some people who claimed it was for show and that charity's effects were limited compared to investing in entrepreneurial and training programs that benefit women, minorities and the poor, for example.  America, in general, was quite harsh on the Obamas in certain regards. Some still are.

    There's an understatement.  You always seem to keep your cool DD, which I admire.  The Obama's were treated horribly.  The way people talked about Michelle was disgusting and shameful. 

     

    I sort of reminds me of how Megan Markel is treated. I have no love for the royal family in general, don't get me wrong, but it's obvious that she is getting a raw deal in the press because she is bi racial.  It took me awhile to realize that people were praising KM as graceful, ladylike and all this other BS as a way of contrasting her to MM. Same thing they do with Melania in regard to Michelle Obama.  It's so unfair and untrue.


  4. This thread doesn't change who I support, but I find it very disappointing.  If you click on it the numbers for most of the candidates are there, not just Beto. What a stingy group.  As for Beto, I give more and make less. That does not endear him to me.

     


  5. 1 hour ago, marceline said:

    At this point I honestly don't know who is more nihilistic: Trumpers or Berners.

     

     

    Yeah, I really despise these people who actively helped elected Trump by voting for JS or writing in Bernie's name.  Things have to get worse before they get better? Worse for who? Probably not for them.

     

    These are almost certainly all people who can go about their daily lives and not worry that someone is going to assault them in the Target parking lot or start screaming at them about going back to where they came from (which is usually right here, but never mind that). They aren't having their kid's ripped away at the border and they are ok with that happening to others because that's how we bring on the revolution. 🙃


  6. 25 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

     

    I've seen a lot of praise in the media for how brave he was to go on Faux News and how great he was, so I guess with Biden falling, this is the start of their push to go ahead and give him the nomination. 

     

    I will vote for him over Trump, but I just wish the whole thing was over already. The man and his supporters repulse me and I don't want to have to see any more of his endless vanity project. That's all this is. 

    I'm embarrassed to think how blind I was at the beginning of last primary season.  I guess I was thinking that if people could get economic justice that other good things might follow, but now I just cringe at what an ass he turned out to be. My only consolation is that I never hesitated to support Hillary once it was obvious she would be the nominee.

     

    And yes,  I will be grateful when it's all over too.  I wish Biden would announce already.  It seems to me he has a good chance as long as there aren't any more serious skeletons in his closet.  I want to see how much money he can raise. Either way I'm with Kamala Harris when it comes to her sentiments about beating Trump. We have to get rid of him. Anyone who puts their ambitions above that goal is persona non grata to me.


  7. ^ He's never claimed to be a socialist (democratic socialists are still capitalists) so I won't fault him there personally.  I'll just fault him for being a jackass.  Who claims  to be for the people and then tells the masses to go write a best seller? It was really a disgusting thing to say for so many reasons. I don't on any level begrudge him his millions, but to act like everyone has the platform and ability to get rich that way was so utterly republican.  I just can't. 🙄


  8. On 4/11/2019 at 6:27 PM, marceline said:

     

    I think the world of Harris but I didn't want her to run. I wish she'd made the same decision as Sherrod Brown. 

     

    My other issue with her is that I'm a firm believer in putting your constituents first and she didn't even serve two years before deciding to run. The people who voted her into office deserved at least one term of a full-time senator. Whenever I raise that point people say "But Obama...." I love Obama like family but he's part of the reason I have this rule. 

    Since she decided to do so, do you have an opinion of her candidacy or does running before her time disqualify her for you?


  9. 4 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

    She doesn't realize how far over the edge she's gone.  Not everyone is so obsessed with status that they would cheat their way into a school their child doesn't even care about.  There are plenty of people who would never do this even if they could. 


  10. ^ I can't argue with Seth Abramson there. I think one mistake MA made was raising his profile when he had a lot of dirt to hide.  Add to that coming for the villain in our story and missing. That's not a good combination.

     

    I can only pray that whoever the democratic nominee is they aren't making the same mistake as we speak.

    18 minutes ago, Wendy said:

    And here is some scary-assed s-h-i-t straight out of Texas, which is pushing to pass the Abolition of Abortion Act - which would invoke the death penalty (!!!) for anyone who has an abortion. It is being argued this will make women "more personally responsible" for sex. And this would involve such a penalty for nurses and doctors who take part in the procedure.

     

    Oh, and it has NO EXCEPTIONS for rape, incest, or if the mother's life is in danger.

     

    Gilead is here. Sponsored by the woman-hating GOP.

    That is insane. Seriously unreal that they would even try to enact something like this.


  11. 34 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

     

    Actually, I can imagine her getting some "street cred" once she gets out of the joint like Martha Stewart did. She and Felicity will probably go to Camp Cupcake or another one of those cushier, minimum security prisons.

    Definitely, as they probably should. I won't begrudge them that. I wouldn't want to spend even a minute in one of those places.


  12. 33 minutes ago, Khan said:

    On second thought, maybe we SHOULD let him run against Trump.  Like they say, it takes a thief to catch a thief. ;)

    I think he's going to be a little busy doing the laundry on cell block C.

     

    Damn! Taking advantage of someone who has physical and mental disabilities. That is LOW.


  13. 1 hour ago, Graham said:

     

    If the show was on any other channel, I don't think she would have met the same fate. Hallmark don't play when it comes to "values". 

     

    I am truly living for Lori revealing herself as the opportunistic, delusional real housewife that she is. I can see Lifetime or FX offering her some villainess roles. She could seriously make a comeback this way. Own your badness, Aunt Becky! 

    I can see it. In some of those pictures you can see that she isn't all sweetness and light.  Maybe she'll end up on one of the Real Housewives shows. It sounds like she is rich enough that she could just kick back and live a nice life out of the public eye, if that's her choice.


  14. 44 minutes ago, Khan said:

     

    Same.

     

    LOL @ HC's decision to run the rest of season 6 of WCTH w/ her edited out.  You just know the results are going to be jarring as hell to watch.

    Yeah, I'm not sure what I think of that. I don't watch the show so I don't know if she has a big part. Still it's not like she raped, assaulted or murdered someone.  Does she really need to be erased from the show?


  15. 2 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

     

    Oh, I think those politicians absolutely meant it to be condescending, as if to say that some poor kids shouldn't go if they couldn't afford it but it struck me as ironic that the same could be said for many children of wealthy for a different reason, that many just might not be academically inclined. 

    Right! Every child that is interested in school and meets the requirements should be able to go regardless of money. We should also be supporting trade schools for people who are interested in that. 

     

    I can understand why parents who are middle class try to make college happen.  Having a degree makes life easier more often than not, but for a rich parent to force it is really beyond my understanding.  It's not like their children are going to have to wear out their bodies doing hard manual labor.  We have this strange hyper parenting going on these days that really isn't good for anyone. Lori and Felicity are finding that out the hard way.


  16. 6 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

     

    Funny when all of those conservative politicians and pundits were squawking about how college wasn't for everyone and some people ought to attend vocational training, they were specifically talking about the working class but this could really apply to some of the wealthy as well. 

    It never occurred to some of those folks that some of the people who might not be academically inclined could also encompass the children of wealthy people.

    Right. I think I was initially turned off by those comments about kids going to vocational school. It struck me as so condescending, but I've come to realize it's true.  As a parent, I will not be forcing my children to go to college if they aren't interested.  Some children really are better off following a different path. As a society we should be doing a much better job of supporting children who are academically talented and interested. 

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