“Trust me, there are other people who agree with me. Some just aren't willing to mix it up with you poor, put upon, abused by the Northerners people who still insist on living in the 19th century. I don't have a chip on my shoulder. Your whining about how Lincoln ruined the South shows where the mega chip is. Peace.”
“No we are not roaches. Far from it. Better sentence construction next time maybe? I mean if you actually want your intention to be apparent...”
MACON MAN 1943 on Feb 20, 2013 at 08:37:25
“You are the only one who had a problem with my comment. Perhaps you are a bit too sensitive or more likely carrying that over sized chip on your shoulder. You were never a slave and I never owned one. Guess we are even. Peace”
“This is exactly why they're determined to outlaw abortion. They can't win hearts over to their side on the merits, so they have to have their members born into their ideology. I could never figure out why they're so concerned with women's reproduction. They don't really want minorities to have babies, but it's more important for their own to have them. It's the only way to save the party. Good luck with that...”
“We've survived just fine thank you very much. It wasn't easy. That's why we're an amazing race of people. We can't be destroyed. Nobody wanted us and it didn't matter. We persevered and thrived anyway.”
Mensa Rocks on Feb 19, 2013 at 19:11:41
“"An amazing race of people" - Your the racist!”
MACON MAN 1943 on Feb 19, 2013 at 18:35:37
“You sound as if they are roaches. That is NOT what I was implying at all”
soprano39 on Feb 19, 2013 at 17:59:19
“Good for you. I can"t believe the stereotyping on this board.. maybe you should bar them all from the Gulf coast resorts in January!”
“The Secretary of State at the time knew exactly what he was(n't) doing. He figured that no one would check if the paperwork was done properly. He was absolutely correct. To think it took popular entertainment to have this come to light. If it hadn't been for the movie, the amendment probably would never have been ratified.”
Ambassador Nigel on Feb 19, 2013 at 18:33:03
“Yeah. Sure. Not doing the paperwork was a masterstroke that kept black people in chains all these years. Oh, wait. It didn't.”
BlairCase on Feb 19, 2013 at 18:06:13
“Mississippi's failure to ratifiy the 13th Amendment wasn't an issue because Mississippi abolished slavery in 1865, shortly before the amendment came up for a vote. The Reconstruction Act of 1870, which modified the requirments for readmission to the Union, didn't require states to ratified the 13th Amendment. Mississippi was readmitted because it had abolished slavery and met all other requirments, including giving blacks the right to vote.”
Feb 19, 2013 at 13:48:14
“Why does the part Irish part bother you so much? They found the church records for his great or great-great grandfather. You have a problem with documented evidence?
You're actually confirming the point of this article. Obama's related to the first documented slave in this country THROUGH HIS MOTHER. Everyone says she's "white". Well like most folks whose ancestors have been here a few hundred years, she has some "other" blood in her. That's the point of the article.”
postgirly on Feb 21, 2013 at 17:23:45
“she doesn't look all white though. she might be mixed also.”
“I hear what you're saying. I was shocked to find that my mother couldn't get dental care at the VA because she was only a 30% service connected disability vet. My father gets dental care through the VA because he's 100% disabled. So he always paid for TriCare health and dental so that my mom's health issues would be covered.
It really is a shame that the simple fact that you served your country honorably doesn't translate into total health benefits for in that status. As a nation we're going to need to work on getting that fixed. Now that I have a reasonable Congressman, I'm going to have to start emailing him about this.
I'm glad that your VA experience is to your liking. Very good to hear!”
“Sigh. I just hope this relationship she's determined to have with him doesn't come to a tragic conclusion. Therapy would benefit her, but I'd be shocked if she'd ever think it would be helpful. She has to find the emotional strength to leave him, because she's definitely at a disadvantage to him physically as you mention.”
“If you want what you think should be, then you should start lobbying your Congressman. Congress has the power to do something about it. The President signs the legislation into law after both the House and Senate approve the bill. That's how Democracy works.
If you don't push for what you want as a citizen, chances are things won't change. The Constitution after all starts with "We the People". The Constitution. The ultimate law of the land. Remember?”
“Nutrition Supervisor - you just made the situation make sense to me. I couldn't understand why the security firms weren't all over this guy to hire him. They had to know that he was on the street. Former SEALS would let their bosses know who to hire when they get out. The fact that he wasn't recruited didn't make sense. The why part I was missing was the book piece. If the guy isn't able to publish his book, and jumped the gun getting out of the service, he really is in bad shape. Probably thought his ship had come in - I know, I know :) - and was going to be set for life. He badly miscalculated if that is what happened. Now his family is going to suffer due to his actions, not the government's.
It isn't hard to imagine that the Pentagon blocked a book. They weren't going to allow any others to be published after that first one slipped by them.
Getting help from Ted Nugent. Completely ironic since super patriot Ted dodged the Vietnam draft...”
“Unfortunately, I know. My folks moved back two weeks before Katrina. We're from the gulf coast. Two years later, we flew in without telling them and moved them back here where they belonged. The week and a half that took were the longest days of my life! You have my complete sympathy. I keep hoping that things will get better there...”
“I didn't need to hear what was said. I'm speaking from experience. A neighbor used to beat his wife after playing high decibel christian music. Once, he pinned her up against a neighbor's door and had his fist cocked back to punch her. He did it in public, so I stepped in and confronted him. He let her go. I told him that I'd file the police report if I ever heard him retaliating against her again. She actually got the guts to kick him out not long after that.
Brown is a bully. No matter what Adele confronted him about, it was the right thing to do. He gets a pass for bad behavior far too often simply because he's a celebrity. I have no clue what a bell end is because I'm not British, so that comment means nothing to me. Sticks and stones and all that, you know? :)”
“Bullies are always shocked that some people aren't afraid of them. The difference is that some people have chastised him in print. Adele did it in person. I'm sure it shocked him that she had the guts. Many more should confront him in person. Doing it behind a keyboard is pretty weak.”
sumofthat on Feb 12, 2013 at 21:16:24
“Agreed, well said. I've met many a bully in my time and it shocks them when you stand up to them! Thing is Adele's abit better to 'handle' herself against him (in the nicest way), but Ribena's only a little thing..v worrying.”
“I took my dad to the VA last week, and we talked to an advocate from the VFW right there. If our VA is like the rest of them, you can just sign in and speak to an advocate that day. You don't need an appointment beforehand. They helped my father get his 100% service connected disability rating years ago. Like some have said here, it took many, many years to get a final determination. But it did happen, and they helped. I hope this helps some vets who don't know that there are people who know the ins and outs of the system and can help them make it work to their advantage.”