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Mar 4th 2013 3:19PM AMAZING!!! These photos tell such a dramatic story! -- and what a shockingly accurate allegory of Obama's renovation of the US economy, the US medical system, and the US Constitution.
The Truman renovation of the White House took four years and cost $5.4 million -- but we certainly got our money's worth! By the time our Community-Organizer-in-Chief is done, all we'll have to show for over
$20 TRILLION in debt is a permanently crippled economy, a severe shortage of medical services, a drasticallly-reduced standard of living, a population hopelessly divided by class warfare, and more people having to LEAVE America than can afford to remain here to get Her back on Her feet.
If you want to know the TRUE motivation for someone's actions, look at the RESULTS their actions generate. Stated "intentions" are nothing more than lies we tell ourselves & others to exculpate ourselves or create plausible excusibility for the damage we leave in our wakes.
Remember what Obama said during his first campaign: "America is the greatest country in the world!!!! NOW, HELP ME CHANGE IT!!"
Well, you did and he has. I hope you enjoy living in Kenya, cause that's where he's steering us!!!
Jun 23rd 2011 2:25PM No one over the age of 18 should wear neon colors, or any other extreme polish (like black, or the metallics). Only exception is if you're going to a costume party -- as a clown. It amazes me that grown women are so eager to make themselves look rediculously silly. What's the point of going to college for four to eight years if your nails are screaming: "MY MENTAL AGE IS ABOUT 7 OR 8!!!!!" And black or metallic polish is so aggressive, it's downright anti-social.
My mother and grandmother were very elegant women with great style & panache. I never saw my naturally blonde grandmother wear anything but red polish. It was her "trademark" color, and perfectly suited her personality and the colors she wore. My mother -- a brunette in her youth, now salt and pepper grey -- prefers a pale mauve. My daily-wear is an "American" manicure (a softer version of the pink and white french) or a beige polish -- goes with anything I wear, dressy or casual. I wear a lot of red clothing -- but only rarely use red polish.
It's clear the outrageously crude names for polish are marketing efforts gone totally off the scale. To those of you who refuse to buy them... THANK YOU!
May 31st 2011 3:47PM Uhhh.... Rio - Jazz - and now Storm....? These are CHILDREN -- NOT PUPPIES! This family's issues are serious, and not of recent origin... not when they've given two previous children "gender neutral" names, and refuse to acknowledge the existance of the third's genitalia. The mother is clearly fixated on gender neutrality vs identity -- and it did NOT begin with her second son's preference for pink as she claims in her letter. Children are NOT sociological experiments and require more from their family than one parent's desparate political correctness (and that mother is desparate to the point of mental illness!) to form a true, healthy sense of self. This is similar to Manchusen's by ProxyySyndrome
Apr 1st 2011 9:13PM Agree, agree, agree!!! Sometimes a cigar (box) is just a cigar (box)! The family antiques around my house are beautiful examples of a family member's talent, the best of primitive woodworking, regional pottery, or are related to a three-generation family business. I will admit that one collection reminds me of my grandmother and another, my mother. Another is a reflection of a life-long desire to live in England. None of these collections are any different than my gardening or needlework or reading. I enjoy them and gain great satisfaction from them. I also collect Santas..... does that mean I have some twisted problem with Christmas -- or that I just enjoy decorating with my collections? I have a nice collection of handguns, and my husband collects Browning shotguns. Heaven only knows what the author will make of THAT!!!
Mar 31st 2011 7:45PM My twin sons had their own language that they used until their "normal" vocabulary developed to the point they no longer needed it. We became aware of it Christmas morning, two months before their 2nd birthday. Santa had brought them similar toys, of course. They played for a couple of minutes with their initial choices, jabbered at each other, and immediately exchanged toys with each other. I'd heard them use this "baby jabber" -- far more than just "dadadada" -- but had no idea that it was, in fact, a valid, effective form of communication until that moment. I learned later that "twin language" is a recognized phenomena. The sources I read indicated that it may/can impede language development. That didn't seem to be the case with my boys. If anything, their rapid fire jabber was evidence of their desire to use whatever sounds and syllables they could to communicate. We read to them, told stories with their toys, sang, and encouraged them to respond. They became quite vocal little boys.... and still are!
Dec 10th 2010 1:12PM LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
Hope Santa brings those earrings!!!!
Dec 10th 2010 12:59PM I've never been a great fan of the Fair Isle sweater or its "look." I wouldn't call it "cheesey" unless we're talking something totally hideous like orange or olive green! If a pattern or "look" is so "in your face" it only works well in gray or beige, that's gotta tell you something....... like, don't buy it! There are so many gorgeous, elegant (and more comfortable, versatile, & flattering) sweater styles in those colors. Spend the $$ on something that doesn't peg you as "fashionable for two seconds in 2010." To be perfectly honest : I have one FI sweater -- in black & grey -- that I wear maybe once a year, when I visit the aunt who brought it back from Europe and gave it to me because she decided "ski slope cute" didn't fit her style.
Nov 21st 2010 3:27PM It's way too easy to condemn anyone who disagrees with the currently PC position. You all need to take a step back and think about what life is like on a daily basis not only for the patients but also for their family caregivers. If all these patient were cooperative (most are not), and always take their meds on the correct schedule (many are not capable of that without direct supervision), and the family can afford adult daycare, homecare, or an out-patient residential program (which are not available everywhere, nor affordable for every family), then state hospitals wouldn't be necessary. When a mentally retarded child grows too large and defiant for aging parents to manage, or if a mentally ill patient becomes a danger to himself and his family or when the parents/family caretakers age beyond their ability to meet the incredible challenges these patients often present, there must be a facility where they can live out their lives.... and it's the responsibility of each state to provide that with your taxes. In addition, while some parents push themselves into physical and financial ruin caring for their child, not every family is willing to do that -- and while the state hospitals were certainly not pleasant places to live, some of the home-care situations were just as cruel & nightmarish if not worse! So be careful when you start judging what was the norm in the past against our politically correct standards of today.
Nov 1st 2010 2:17PM Three friends of mine are groomers. They've all said the WORST dog name ever is "Precious." Every "Precious" who comes into their shops has been a holy terror. Apparently, owners who choose that name (usually for toy breeds or small mixes) are incapable of seeing that their dogs ARE dogs and need the same basic training and discipline as an 80 # dog. Perhaps it's because the dog was purchased on impulse (Oh, look at that little puppy! How PRECIOUS!!!), without much thought to the fact that a small dog needs the same responsible dog owner/pack leader a big one does.
Most folks have to think twice about a dog that, when full grown, will weigh more than a child, eat 50# of food a month, dump about half that in the yard, and without adequate exercise, training, and discipline will eat the couch, the cat, and the kids. But when a dog's adult weight will be less than 12-15 # and it's easier to control the animal by picking it up than teaching it manners and curbing outrageous behavior, common sense and responsible dog ownership don't seem to enter the equation at all. So "Precious" comes home from the pet shop, is picked up and cuddled when she barks and lunges at people (which rewards the dog for being obnoxious!), and is allowed to become a tyrant.
So THINK -- if your impulse is to name your puppy "Precious," you might end up with a real stinker -- and it won't be the dog's fault!
Oct 30th 2010 9:57PM At 61, my hair is snow white in front and dark salt & pepper in back. I wear it in a short bob. My alternative cut is a sharply angled wedge that really draws attention to the color variance (100% natural) . It's a very dramatic look, and I love it..... but I don't like having to wash and style my hair every day. If I were still working, I would go for the shorter wedge as it is a more professional look. I wore a very short "elfin" cut when my children were little for ease of care. It wasn't particularly flattering then & I can't believe it would be any more appealing now. A short bob is easy to maintain, can be styled in various ways, has enough movement to be yourthful, but can also look as elegant as is necessary and appropriate for a mature woman. My husband of 40 years still compliments me..... and that's all that matters to me.
Let's just face it, girls...... Jamie Lee Curtis looks good in ANYTHING. Doesn't mean ALL of us can get away with it.