“The real Maria was no looker. They sang church music - very Germanic. Read the real Maria's autobography (I did - it was an eye opener as to how Hollywood really makes great glossy movies that don't have much to do with what really happened.) Sound of Music has nothing to do with reality. I thought Carrie did a great job of singing and OK on the acting but give I her GREAT credit for doing it LIVE. Give her a break, folks. You try doing what she did. Anne? Maybe, maybe not.”
MJOma on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:12:19
“I totally agree with you as I have read all of her books and know the real story. Still remember Maria von Trapp when she'd appear on live TV during a morning show in Boston. The musical was written by Oscar and Hammerstein and losely based on the von Trapp story. None of the music was genuine von Trapp music.”
“Democrats have been in power in Detroit for over 40 years. The Blame is on them. Repubs like people who work - not people who take. The takers, in this case, are the unions who sucked the life out of Detroit.”
JonnyGee on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:47:25
“You "conservatives" voodoo economics destroyed this country economically and took Detroit and many other major cities along for the ride. Unions and union members built the middle class in this country. You sound like you sit on your "bagger" and play on the computer all day. Try really working for a living (like 30 years) and you would see why those retirees need those benefits they worked for. If I am wrong about you ... tell me about it.”
SabeWhat on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:42:09
“The 10 Poorest States in America
9- South Carolina
8- New Mexico
2- West Virginia
The above states have been “receiver” states for decades. They are funded by tax payers from other states, “donor” states. This is what Governor Christie was referencing in his little tit-for-tat with Senator Paul. TX and NJ are donor states and KY is a receiver state. NJ sends in $1.00 and gets back $0.77. KY sends in a dollar and gets back $1.57.
Recommendation: End this a decade from today - each state has what they have after 10 years. The continuation only further creates and sustains dependency of and by the receiver states - welfare states/wealth redistribution.
The Top Ten Donor States Are: NJ, NV, Conn., NH, Minn., IL, Delaware, CA, NY and CO.”
“What a stupid comment from you! The cloudy regime of Obama kept everyone in the dark - apparently the disengaged Prez as well - according to him. Few outside of the inner circle knew this was such a mess from the start. Do a little research before shooting off.”
Dana Norwood on Nov 29, 2013 at 14:43:43
“I'm sure you're correct somewhere, just not here!”
“Boy, do you live in a cloud in never-never land! So typical of libs to blame this trainwreck on the GOP. The GOP didn't vote it in or "orchestrate" the bill or its implementation. Why set up an exchange when you know full well the bill is faulty? Who knew the govt website was faulty???????????????? The socialist in power kept telling us all along "Everything was fine".:”
Dana Norwood on Nov 28, 2013 at 00:44:43
“The shoe must fit since you felt the need to reply! These GOP shenanigans have become hallmarks of their handy work! Nice try though!”
“Read 1 Corinthians 1 and 2. You are a classic "wise person" who can't understand and derides God as utter nonsense. Guess what, you have been Biblically foretold to be blind to the truth.”
Samantha4 on Nov 2, 2013 at 14:33:21
“So you believe everything in the Bible, huh? Well, let's explore that.
Exodus 21:7 sanctions the selling of my daughter into slavery. What do you think would be a good price for her?
Exodus 35:2 says you must be put to death for working on the Sabbath. You own your own business. Ever worked on the Sabbath? Should we put you to death? Should we kill every retail worker, restaurant worker, doctor, nurse, police officer or firefighter who works on Sunday? Do you want doctors, police, and firefighters to not be available on a Sunday?
Should we stone all the farmers for planting different crops side by side?
Are you going to burn your mother for wearing garments made from two different threads?
You say I deride "God as utter nonsense." Those "laws" are utter nonsense. And unless YOU follow EVERY law in the Bible, rather than cherry-picking just the ones that suit you, you are a hypocrite.”
“Also, i see and know people everyday who are on very tight budget and making very little. Get out of your lily-white burb and live among people of low to avg. econonmic levels, as do I, and maybe you would have a clue.”
Samantha4 on Nov 2, 2013 at 22:39:52
“Your initial post indicated that you voted for Romney, yet here you are telling me to, "Get out of your lily-white burb and live among people of low to avg. econonmic levels, as do I, and maybe you would have a clue." You think Romney has a clue about how the poor and middle-class live?
I grew up lower middle class, lived in a mill town, parents were HS dropouts who earned minimum wage. On my street lived a cast of "characters" to include a prostitute, an ex-con, and a drug dealer. Despite those surroundings, I focused on school, earned A's and B's, graduated HS, went to college with student loans and a Pell Grant, got a great job and married a man with a Master's degree and a great job. So...I may live in a lily-white burb NOW, but I earned the right to live here so, yes dear, I DO have a clue.
It's the Dems who push for social programs to help lift people out of poverty. Look up Senator Claiborne Pell for whom the Pell Grant is named after and meet the man whose ideas changed MY life! You can keep your Republican ideology of "every man for himself" and "take from the poor to give to the wealthy."”
“Yes, you are a "smartie". Condescending, too. Lots of intelligient people go to church. Sadly, you don't seem to. BTW, I can choose my colleagues - who I do business with and interact with - it is not random chance.”
“BTW, I have a Master's .......so do a lot of other conservative people. You can find educated people such as yourself not being very smart when it comes to choices for their public officials. I find people like yourself to be very presumptive - thinking you know better than others and you should decide what they have to buy (such as this horrible ACA). Many people do not need maternity care, pediatric dental care and other mandated coverge under ACA. All I need is catastrophic. I make enough to cover the day to day checkups, dental care, mammograms, etc.”
Samantha4 on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:51:26
“"You can find educated people such as yourself not being very smart when it comes to choices for their public officials." Well, you would know since you thought Sarah Palin was presidential in 2008 and you thought Romney and Ryan were the "ticket" in 2012.
"All I need is catastrophic [insurance]..." So the health care plan should be based on what YOU need? That's very selfish. Is that what they teach you in that church you attend? "I make enough to cover the day to day checkups, dental care, mammograms, etc." What about the person who makes minimum wage or makes only $12/hr? How do they afford a $600 bill for a doctor's visit with a Pap smear? Your world is very small. You seem to only be able to see anything from how it affects YOU and only you.
You don't like the government telling you what you should do? But I'll bet you're all for them telling women that they HAVE TO have a child they don't want and can't afford to raise.”
“Ever hear of a typo? Look at the keyboard - i is next to o. So funny, that a few of you chose to call me stupid for a typo. Of course, how would you know? But to latch onto that ....The majority od (oops a typo!!!!!) Dems - that I see daily - are not educated, not smart, do not read the Economist, watch PBS or the like. The majority of Republicans I know are college educated, are professionally degreed, pwn (oops - another typo!!!) their own businesses, etc. I watch all channels, read a lot, watch PBS, am well-educated and traveled, go to church, have friends and colleagues of all economic levels and races and own my own business. You are basically full of it - pretentious, too.”
Samantha4 on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:31:55
“Of course I knew it was a typo. I quoted you only for comedic purposes.
Interesting though that you tried to one-up me with your dissertation about how well-educated, well-read, well-traveled, etc. you are and how you have colleagues of all economic levels and races and also own your own business...then you say that I am full of it and pretentious. Do you see the irony there?
Also, doesn't everyone have "colleagues" of all economic levels and races? You don't choose your colleagues any more than you choose your family. But if you want to turn this into a competition...prior to getting married, I DATED people of all economic levels and races.
Oh, and when you added that you "go to church," your intelligence quotient dropped quite a bit.”
“I can see you are clearly blinded, misguided and mean. So glad not to know you!”
JessWonderin on Oct 31, 2013 at 21:51:47
“sorry jean . . you complete lack of facts or knowledge about what programs the Governmnet DOES run . .like your Medicare and SS that no doubt supplied your free Rascal . . and what rudimentary education you have . . even the internet you use, and the power grid, food safety, clean water and breathable air . . all "government run" . . I really don't need to "know you" as your response is typical of the lo info type that thinks Rafael is 'right" . . .and we spent $24 BILLION finding out he wasn't . . .”
“The government is calling the shots and demanding the terms. It is government run.”
annie s on Oct 31, 2013 at 15:16:25
“Yes, the govt. is requiring that health insurance cover certain items, will collect penalties from those that can afford insurance but refuse to buy it, and offer subsidies to those who do buy it but can't afford full price. But the govt. in no way is in charge of your health care. Sadly, insurance companies can still overrule your doctors.”
“And you think Obama or his monions are? Grow up!!”
Samantha4 on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:03:02
“I'm one of Obama's "monions" and I beg to differ with you that we're "not smart." The majority of Democrats that I know are well-educated, well-read, and well-traveled and get their news from a variety of sources. The majority of Republicans that I know have only a HS diploma or less and get their "news" only from Fox and/or their church groups.
I get my news from PBS, BBC, CBS and The Economist. There are over 100 books on my bookshelves dealing with history and politics, all read cover to cover. Now what were you saying about Democrats not being smart?”
paradg on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:08:42
“what I should think of Obama? Obamacare, Marriage Equality, He has be elected by the majority of American people twice. that is what I think of.
Tell me what you think of Romney?”
thegill on Oct 30, 2013 at 13:24:44
“Jealousy is such an ugly trait. Your still upset that you were not born
smart & black.”
obama20082012 on Oct 30, 2013 at 13:06:59
“Can't spell and post like a 4 year old and you speak of other people being mature?”
amaboss52 on Oct 30, 2013 at 13:05:57
“What's a monion? Ooops, bagger huh? I can tell by your spelling.”