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RE: We Always Said Merry Christmas
Reply on December 7, 2017 09:51 AM


I'm grateful for the way I was raised, strict, yes indeed, but we were a FAMILY!...and that's part of the problem now...we ate together, my father gave me a bath when i was young, the same way my mother did...there were 6 of us, in a home without hot water available (until Dad fixed that)...so water had to be heated, baths taken quickly, as there were others waiting...I think what we did as children doesn't always have to have a negative effect on us as adults...I can remember my mother's lectures, and my grannies warnings...but most of all I remember how we got along as a FAMILY!...

Cultural differences, can be negative for some of us, but positive to others...and I value the things I learned as a child, not only from my parents, and teachers, but from all the people that lived in my neighborhood.

I wasn't raised in a home where I saw my mother, and father fight, curse each other or even be disrespectful to each other...but as children we did have our differences, and believe it or not, it was not tolerated...beatings..no..lectures yes.

My dad was the head of my home, even though he was often at sea, he was the head...and my mom, dad, and yes granny were the same when he was there, as when he was not.

I was raised to understand that my parents were the authoritative figures in my home, I raised my children the same way...and have never been sorry about that... I've also seen children that were raised in foster care, in one parent homes, and in homes where the parents were uneducated and lacking...and yet have become adults that anyone would value...and be proud knowing.

Not every person that's runs into the negatives through-out their lives turns into a hoodlum, if that were so, there'd be many more people like that around us.

Further, we were not the only people that lived that way...more did than didn't...

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RE: We Always Said Merry Christmas
Reply on December 8, 2017 02:10 AM
Sorry, Craig, I didn't read your post carefully enough. I knew that you mentioned being in schools recently and connected that to the incidents you described.

In any case, that is an example of progress, albeit slow. It is most unlikely teachers could get away with that behaviour nowadays.



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RE: We Always Said Merry Christmas
Reply on December 8, 2017 11:55 AM


It is understandable why the democrats felt the need to ask for Franken (sp) to resign...had they not done so, there would be a hell of a storm should moore win the seat and they asked questioned his morality...they felt they had to do so...sadly Franken (sp) was made the scapegoat.

Its interesting that the first woman that made the first complaint against him, now claims, the apology he made, was enough..and she didn't want him to have to resign...this is what I'm talking about when I question the motives of some of these woman...I'm so glad that I'm not alone with my thinking...these same kind of thoughts have been made by other women...in the news media...now these women have what they wanted...and a man that, in the past, has been an effective speaker for the right of women is gone...I hope their happy now.

True, some of these woman most certainly have been abused, verbally, and had to deal with sexual actions that was not wanted, but I do not believe that was the case in every complaint...

What's going to happen now, woman will not be permitted to be in a room with a fellow worker, or boss, alone..should men not even look at a woman too closely...should there be not one small comment as to how nice one looks...should a man even shake a woman's hand...certainly not touch them in any way...touch their shoulder as they pass to keep from bumping into them, talk about his family in any way way...innocently...perhaps that's what is wanted...but who is it that makes these decision...

I think this whole thing has gone too far...it seems those children that WERE abused by moore, have been forgotten...and in place we have all these woman that make claims of sexual abuse, harassment, and groping...sorry, I don't believe all of that.

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RE: We Always Said Merry Christmas
Reply on December 8, 2017 11:49 PM << Modifed December 8 at 11:58PM >>
My point is that the Democrats overreacted horribly with senator Franken because of what appears to be residual guilt about Bill Clinton. In taking this rash move they played right into the hands of the Bannon/Trump factor. Congress doesn't even have a harassment policy, including sexual harassment. The private sector is decades ahead of them in that regard, so these mainly women pushing for Franken's resignation are being unfair to put it euphemistically.

Moreover it was a stunning political blunder by the Democrats and as could easily be predicted the Trump/Bannon faction are now claiming Franken's resignation proves Moore's innocent. HUH? How so? Completely false connection but we know that's what this corrupt bunch does consistently. And, Gloria Allred's incompetent and idiotic mistake just made their lies a whole lot easier to defend. I loathe strident feminism because the movement stupidly shoots itself in the foot every damn time.

It's taking these folks way too long to wake up to the reality of this appalling presidency and the moral collapse of the Republican party.

   
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