haha. Are you seriously spreading the idea that one who has not had sex, or does not yet know about intercourse, is "innocent?" What does that make one who has had sex or watches films that include sex? Guilty? Tarnished?
There is no better way to give a child, or adult, hang-ups where their sexual identity is concerned than to perpetuate the idea that sex is somehow shameful. And having sex, or even just a curiosity about it, makes one less pure than they were previously.”
“Right. Because so many children wait around for their parents to tell them what they are ready for. On the contrary my friend, that's not called being a good parent, it's called being a non-existant one. And it's a mentality that's lead to quite a few young people becoming pregnant because mom and dad didn't think their kids were "ready" for the sex talk.”
TGreg1 on Aug 18, 2013 at 20:33:25
“Seriously? I never said anything about not having a "sex talk" or anything of that sort. Why is it that so many here read so much into what another person says? seems most are only looking for an argument, not an open-minded, honest discussion. ---- On the contrary, I am in favor of talking with your kids about age-appropriate things of a sexual nature from the time they are little till the time they are ready for a healthy sexual relationship of their own! That said, a young child doesn't need to have visual images of naked or half-naked strangers at such an early age to teach them about a healthy sex life! In fact, images like that too soon can have the opposite effect! ---- It is the parents job to protect their children.... AND also to teach them healthy attitudes about their bodies and about sex as the years pass... And good parents do just that! Only not on YOUR time table... Nor the advertisers on TV. It's the parents responsibility to judge the right times to have those conversations. Do some avoid those all-important conversations for too long? You betcha! But that's a whole different conversation. This conversation is about this mother's right to avoid exposing her child to sex and nudity until he is ready.”
Xak999 on Aug 18, 2013 at 18:54:56
“Whoa, SometimesElla! That's saying it a lot better than I did.”
“Perhaps she also puts blindfolds on her kids when she drives anywhere with them. It seems like half the billboards in America feature very prominent breasts selling jewelry. And I'd have to assume she's written to just about every beer company around because I see ads featuring nearly naked women running at pretty much any time of day.
Or...maybe she's just hoping that some feigned outrage will score her a book/TV deal.”
“Obviously the right to only see a woman's breasts if they're selling beer on TV, cars & jewelry on billboards, bathing suits anywhere or in porn. Isn't that their function? I mean anything beyond that.....ewww...icky.”
“While the $7,500 tax credit for each car must help sales, TESLA received 0$ from the Govt stimulus spend. Stop imagining wins for Obama that don't exist. Unless, you are trying to give Obama credit for the BUSH ATVM loan program?”
“You realize that when you put people into manufacturing jobs they become the consumer base, right? When people are currently employed making $7 at Wal-mart, of course they're not going to buy anything. Put them in a job where they'll make $17 per hour and they'll start spending money.”
cliffmeade on Jun 8, 2013 at 23:21:27
“I agree.The problem we have now is demand is low so hiring is very slow.To increase demand we need more better paying jobs for consumers.In the meantime the better paying jobs are being cut and replaced with poverty level jobs capable of sustaining nothing.It is an ugly cycle. Something must be done to change it.”
pmoore40 on Jun 8, 2013 at 15:19:52
“So ella, when are you going to open your manufacturing company? Or do you think Congress is going to open one?”
“I hope that every single person expressing outrage over these images does not buy celebrity magazines - not just the obvious tabloids, but People, InTouch, etc. All of it. If this kind of thing is upsetting for you, take action by not paying for the magazines and newspapers that finance it.”
“I don't agree or disagree with you, but I'd like to add on to your statement...
It's interesting too, I think, how so many people talk about "children after marriage" but not "children after education" or "children after job" or "children after financial stability"...I would think we'd want to focus on these components as well. Having two great parents (or a sterling single mother, to use your word) to raise a child is nice but what good does it do if they have no money?
While there are some rare success stories you hear about every once and again, for the most part, a child born into poverty stays in poverty.”
Farmers Market on May 2, 2013 at 15:10:22
“I am not sure whether you think that poverty is the problem here.
We need better wages in America for American families to be financially stable. The enormous growth in productivity of the American worker over the past 30 years has been accompanied by a meager growth in real wages. Where has the money gone?
Our insane economic policy has impoverished working people and families. An education alone is not a ticket to the American dream. It merely improves the odds.”
“I don't really take issue with this. I take issue with behaving like it takes one to tango. I take issue with shaming the other party simply for being 'the other party' but not shaming the person who swore to uphold vows. If we're going to shame someone, let's at least choose the vow-breaker...”
MsJB40 on Apr 25, 2013 at 17:28:02
“Again, as I stated in my first response, BOTH the vow-breaker and the accomplice should be outed. If the injured spouse has to be on FRONT street, so should the OTHER. I'm going to stick with that opinion and view. However, I respect your right to your own point of view, I just don't share it. ”
“You realize you're talking about people who broke laws, right? Breaking laws is not the same thing. At all. Further, if you want to get into breaking vows (again, something different) it is the married person, not the 'other woman/man' who broke the vows. So shame that person all you'd like.”
BookQueen on Apr 26, 2013 at 16:49:19
“Shame them both. They both did it.
Breaking vows is not what matters. Whether or not you hurt people matters. If you help someone hurt another person, you've done wrong. And if you do something that damages a marriage or romantic relationship, you've done wrong.”
wittyusername 29 on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:17:26
“Im in NC - where Alienation of Affection is the law.
Do you have a point?”
MsJB40 on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:11:10
“I disagree with you here. Both the cheating spouse and the OTHER should be outed. What's to be ashamed of? Their both adults and I'm sure they can handle whatever publicity comes their way. The injured spouse is outed all the time, but not the CHEATER and the OTHER? Priceless. We have no morals whatsoever in this day and time. And everyone is supposed to be religious.”
“Why do you hate the constitution so much? If you don't like the founding document and governing rules of the country you live in why not find another country, one whose rules are more in line with your values. Based on your comment above, it sounds like there are some South American countries that might suit you...or perhaps Russia.”
Mary Mclocke on Apr 24, 2013 at 09:37:12
“So many holler about the Constitution, when in the first place it was the President who intended to over-ride it with the "enemy combatant" charge. Regardless of who asks or says something that's "against the Constitution", it's still their right as an American to ask a question without being told to "find another country." You can't complain about someone asking a question whose answer is against the Constitution by answering them with behavior that's also against the Constitution. It makes NO sense and it's hypocritical. The person asking the question does so under the First Amendment. He is not violating the Constitution asking a question.”
“As someone whose parents hated each other but "stayed together for the kids" you could not be more wrong if you tried (and I think, in this case) you may be. Children absolutely, SHOULD NOT, be in households where the adults hate each other. You are incredibly ignorant.”
Syllogizer on Apr 10, 2013 at 00:57:13
“No, you are the one who is incredibly ignorant. Their hatred cannot be as bad as you say if they really did in fact "stay together for the kids". And I have seen kids come out of families where the parents had such trouble with each other yet came out better than anyone so morally bankrupt as to suggest that a home with two fathers and no mother is a suitable home for a child.”
“There was not one word, not a word, about anyone believing any April Fool's joke. Absolutely nothing in this article said anything about this. So even if you WRITE in CAPS, it doesn't mean your COMMENT is RELEVANT at ALL.”
tjamman on Apr 2, 2013 at 11:19:10
Did you expect Google to say "Happy April Fool's day."??
Thanx, u really put the FOOL in April Fool's Day - u FOOL!
Now, NEXT year, simply IGNORE anything Google has to say - ok?
U know, only the DUH-MBEST of the Duh-mb were FOOLED by Orson Well's 1948 "War of The Worlds" broadcast.
Those NOT so Duh-mb simply turned to another radio station for verification, b4 running around like a chicken with its' head cut off!!”