“As a journalist Lauer is a lightweight. As an entertainer he lacks the personality to carry him. He comes off as condescending and mean which is not what people want in the morning. Guthrie isn't right for morning tv either and would do far better as a legal correspondent. I also miss Ann Curry. Lastly the programming content with the Druggers and the like is horrible. Who cares about these people? Plus they rush through segments to the point that the content is redundant and useless.
I switched over to GMA because they have genuine chemistry and laugh a lot. For me morning tv is something to glide me out the door after the early local news.”
Oct 28, 2011 at 12:04:28
“Thanks for this. I am very sulfite sensitive and having a tough time finding truly organic products. Thus far the Aubrey Organics line appears chem free and I love the Gpb conditioner.
I have used Chinese soap for years and Tom's of Maine toothpaste. Problem us this stuff is expensive.
But I learned 30 years ago that the "natural" moniker means nothing.”
T Unerring on Oct 29, 2011 at 15:38:41
“... "Problem us this stuff is expensive."
True. But every time I find this thought running through my head, I remind myself how expensive it is to get sick now-a-days. Then I realize the true bargain buying the certified organic foods, etc. really are in the long run.”
Bianca S on Oct 29, 2011 at 12:54:22
“Funny, I keep hearing good things about that conditioner. Mayne when I use up my old one, I'll try that one out.”
“Portfolio Recovery has been trying to collect on a 15 year old paid off debt. They are also famous for re-aging debts long beyond legal limitations. be careful as they pull very illegal stunts to get people to repay debt.”
outtopastur on Oct 28, 2011 at 13:45:00
“They are also notorious for sending 1099-C's on disputed debts to the IRS.”
ajsgmajc on Oct 27, 2011 at 13:14:51
“Same here. They call and harass my 82 year old father at least twice a week, saying he owes money on a utility bill from 2000. I have filed a complaint with our state's attorney general's office, apparently along with hundreds of others. HOW are they still in business?”
Vanessa1129 on Oct 27, 2011 at 13:08:30
“SMH! That's awful!!!”
Regina43081 on Oct 27, 2011 at 13:07:42
“Portfolio Recovery is doing the same thing to me. An old cell phone bill that was paid off in 1998. The just keep calling and hoping I will pay to get rid of them. About six months ago I tried to explain where they were wrong, but they weren't interested in hearing it. My attorney said that if I agree to pay anything or make a partial payment I will admit ownership of the debt and it can be referenced on my credit bureau report. Let them call, I have caller ID and any blocked number is blocked from ringing my Vonage phone.”
AquarianInExile on Oct 27, 2011 at 13:06:11
I get calls and letters from Portfolio as well - they DO NOT KNOW what the debt supposedly was - I finally changed my home number and moved.
“I live in one of three liberal strongholds in Northern Virginia. Quite frankly I cannot wait to move from this Commonwealth due to Cuccinelli and Cantor types. Odd that the extremely conservative governor is less extreme than those two.”
Knowitall on Sep 15, 2011 at 13:42:28
“Don't worry. Virginia's Governors ALWAYS have high approval ratings, whether Democrat or Republican (People who do these polls forget to tell you that.) The state can always go either way. They've had just as many popular Democratic governors as they've had Republican governors. (Though Gilmore wasn't as popular as some.)
Virginia's proximity to Washington has made Northern Virginia one of the richest and fastest growing areas in the country. But Northern Virginia is changing and becoming a lot more diverse. It is he reason that the State is trending left of center in most elections.
When No. Virginia is highly motivated, Democrats win.
Southern Virginia is what pulls the vote to the right.
Quinnipiac polls tend toward the right as does Rasmussen, so I'm not very impressed.
I hope you'll reconsider and hang in in No. Virginia. The margins between the two parties are so slim, every vote is needed. Webb's seat could be lost to Allan, and Connelly just barely made it in. Most VA elections are close like that, but Democrats CAN win.”
MrStat1 on Sep 15, 2011 at 13:22:15
“And what Leftist stronghold will you move to, NY, Mass, RI, where?”
“I'm 52 and haven't had a landline in about 10 years. I give out my google voice number to anyone I think might spam me.
I held on to a non-wireless phone for emergencies and power outages. Now I keep a rechargeable battery for my cell and have a power inverter in my car”
“The ignorant signs carried by the Palin lovers and Tea Baggers prove literacy tests will backfire on these clowns. It would crack me up if this unlikely proposal passed, and the ignorant racist whites are turned away from the polls after failing literacy tests. A true Nelson Munz moment if there ever was.”