“Ditto, Waldimore. Somehow I suspect that Sanford used the "soulmate" excuse to justify all his wrong doings. He wanted sympathy from us for having an affair while being married. If he truly loved that woman, why didn't he divorce his wife to marry her. Ha!”
“Sarah Who? She is so old news. Right now we are all excited about everything Obama! Obama! Obama! What a difference between them in term of intellect and caring attributes.
I was laughing the other nights when I saw some commentators on CNN sayng that the media should leave her alone now (when she recently blamed the media for everything). She would try to do anything or say anything to be "famous" and be on the news again. I bet that she helped Obama win the election because I know a lot of Republicans who voted for Obama because of her!”
“Sorry, Malia and Sasha. Your Daddy has a big job for America and the world, so you both cannot have a normal and typical life of young children (like my son) for the next 8 years. But you both will grow up nicely and well educated. Many of us are praying for you, your Daddy and Mommy, our First Family, to be safe for the next 8 years, so please do not feel that you are restricted in any way. This world has a lot of greedy people who want to harm your Daddy and you. Can you just play inside some place safe and be happy, please.”
MASHON on Dec 31, 2008 at 16:31:27
“What a great holiday post. Thank you Berkeleyan.”
“I believe in Caroline's sincere wish to serve New York and that she will be a great Senator. She has everything in life and she could have a worry-free life, instead of getting into politics. But she decided to work "twice as hard" to serve. Since she does not need this job to make a living, she can focus on others' needs, instead of her own needs. And for sure she won't need a $150K wardrobe from the DNC :-)”
meko on Dec 29, 2008 at 21:22:48
“I hate the idea that just because someone has great wealth they are inherently more honest than the rest of us. Wall Street has taught us that greed and succumbing to temptation is not the province of any one class.
George W. Bush was raised with money too. He could have had a worry-free life instead of going into politics. I wish he'd kept his sincerity to himself.
I wish New York could have for it's senator one of the people who's demonstrated some accomplishments.”
“Bless your heart, Oahu residents. Thanks for showing your concern about President Obama's safety during the blackout. Although I can be a nervous wreck sometimes (because my father told us that President Kennedy was as.sa.si.na.ted by people who wanted to get rich for making and selling we.ap.ons), but I strongly believe in Obama's safety for the next 8 years. Don't know why, just knowing that God and Toot will protect him and his family.”
“She means historians' opinion will override people's opinion? Per people of America, her husband's presidency was a big failure. I agree with another commentor that her refusal for Michelle and Obama kids to move into the Blair house a few days early is insensitive. Although Michelle did not make a big deal about it, but it reflected poorly on Mrs. Bush.”
Dec 25, 2008 at 15:56:04
“Thanks for your comment. I was born in a third world, war-torn country in the 50s and back then, my father already taught all of his daughters to get a high education and be financially independent, so that if something happens to our husbands (either they die early or we are abandoned/divorced), we can always support our children and ourselves. As such, staying at home to live on our husbands' income was not an option for us. We, my father's daughters, are too proud to live on our husbands' income, while raising our families.”
cayuse on Dec 27, 2008 at 18:28:14
“Here too our women were taught to work.
It helps lower the wage rate to create the Profit that got us here
As one of the quys who quit Bush first said, "the trouble with conspiracy is these fools are not all the competent. Unfortunately, they are that motivated.
That being said, I think women should be educated, trained and experienced. Not for profit or survival, but for the voyage of the Spirit which is not male or female”
Dec 25, 2008 at 14:32:36
“The person who asked the question must be either "lucky" (for having no financial contribution to the family) or uncaring about her husband. Being responsible for the financial needs of a family is a lot of work. I am a wife, a mother, a homemaker (I do gardening, home painting, house fixing with husband, cooking, sewing, cleaning, making jewelry for friends, etc.), and a full-time professional (with six-figure income) contributing all most as much as my husband in term of salary. I also help him as much as I can with investing. I never asked for family travel or family entertainment, unless my husband can handle it. I am the only woman in my neighborhood who wears suits to work, yet can still climb the ladder to paint our house or yank the weeds in the yard like a blue color worker. I am always thankful that I have a great husband and that I can do a lot to help him. I wish that my son will marry a working wife like me, not just a homemaker who does not work outside the home.”
MsIrisMG on Dec 25, 2008 at 15:04:38
“I hear what you are saying, I think. It's good that your son may have a working wife one day, but couldn't it be possible that it's just as important that if she chooses to stay home with the kids, that she at least be aware of the household finances and not rely solely on hubby to "take care of her". I believe THAT attitude on the woman's part has no real place in today's economic situation. Also I have to say, and hope you will come to understand, too, that there is no shame in living on one income. Even someone with a "blue collar" wage can do this and live comfortably, as long as your lifestyle doesn't involve a lot of material things. The less you need in life, the less money you need to take care of those needs. There's nothing wrong with either the wife or the husband staying home and the other one working, especially if children enter the mix. It's when this "American dream" involves the care and feeding of a large SUV, designer clothes, a McMansion, and other outward means of "keeping up appearances" that couples get in over their head. They seem to feel entitled to a lifestyle that makes them look like wealthy folk, when in actually they could well be happy in that 2 bedroom house with the detached garage in the older part of town. You know what I mean.”
“It is so cute that for the first time in our life, we regularly use the First Family as standards for us. When my 7-year old wanted to play instead of doing his homework, I simply asked "Do you want to be smart like Obama or be stupid?" Of course, he wanted to be SMARTER than Obama, even. And my husband told me recently that Michelle got up at 5am before their kids are up to do exercise. So he concluded that we should exercise regularly like the Obama! LOL!”
“Cool! What a great Holiday gift to have - knowing that Obama transition approval hits 82%!
I am so proud of Obama and all of us who supported him and voted for him. The more successful Obama is, the more grateful I am to those who worked tiredlessly to get him voted and those who voted for him to be our 44th President. Calling me weird, but I believe that regardless of how intelligent or great Obama is, he cannot contribute greatly to this country unless we the people give him the power to be our President. So Kudos to all Americans from all walks of life. We are so great because we recognize the greatness in this man (Obama)! To those who did not vote for Obama this time, I hope you will change your mind in 2012! Happy Holidays.”
“Like other Americans, our family has been affected by the economic crisis. Our son only asked for a $10 Rubik's Cube from Santa. But I am happy that other people have the means to contribute to these Inaugural Balls for Obama. He deserves this historic moment. I don't know why people criticized Obama for his (going home) Hawaii vacation. He and his family need to rest after working so hard. The house the Obama family is renting is like a typical house in the Berkeley Hills. Big deal! Smaller than Palin's Alaska glass house, perhaps.”
Dec 24, 2008 at 08:47:13
“I totally agree with Melissa's opinion. If many gay people walked away from Obama. Who will they support? McCain-Palin type? I agree with Obama about tolerance and inclusion of those who don't like us. My 7-year old son taught me a lesson two months ago on his birthday. For his birthday, he wanted me to invite all 32 kids in his second grade class. I asked "even those who said to you 'I don't like you' several times?" He responded Yes. About 10 classmates could attend his 25-kid birthday event. During his party, he told me "Mom, I want to send everyone in my class who could not attend my birthday party a party favor bag (a lunch box filled with goodies) because they missed out the fun at my party." I asked again "Even to those who said to you 'I don't like you' several times?" He responded comfortably "Yes." So I had to rush at the end of his birthday party to buy more lunch boxes to make sure his other 22 classmates would have a birthday favor bag from him. It costs more money, but I fully supported my son's tolerance toward others and his inclusion of all his classmates, "even those who said to him 'I don't like you!'" He forgave them and reached out to them.”