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Posts by exDemMom

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  • Obama still doesn’t get it – optimism, not whining, grows an economy

    12/11/2017 4:49:25 AM PST · 14 of 24
    exDemMom to TwelveOfTwenty

    Thank you for that link, it was very nice to listen to while I got ready for work.

    The bias on that network was palpable. Why do the networks even pretend to have objectivity when they clearly do not? Hearing them describe Hillary as “the most qualified woman ever” or “the most qualified candidate ever” is painful. Most qualified for what, exactly? What do they count as “qualified?” Someone, I think on a following video, even called Hillary the most temperamentally suited for the presidency?!? What are they smoking?

    I am reminded that today is another day to thank God for President Trump.

  • How to do Christmas as a VEGAN: FEMAIL shares the best roasts, (tr)

    12/11/2017 4:18:20 AM PST · 9 of 26
    exDemMom to Oshkalaboomboom

    It kind of negates the argument that veganism (or vegetarianism) is somehow natural or healthy, when people eating that way pay high prices for foods that are heavily processed to resemble meats. I’d rather just go for the minimally processed meat.

    And I question the “cruelty-free” claims. To feed vegetarians or vegans takes up more prime crop land, and all of that soil preparation and other tasks done to raise a crop destroy habitats and kill small animals.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 5:43:47 PM PST · 412 of 484
    exDemMom to nopardons

    I doubt I’ll see it on TV, either.

    These days, I’m happy enough to watch youtube. It has plenty of variety, not to mention cat videos. I see one or two movies a year these days.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 5:40:07 PM PST · 408 of 484
    exDemMom to nopardons

    I loved a lot of books when I was a kid, and I raised my son on them (except The Bobbsey Twins):

    Where the Wild Things Are.

    Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

    The Bobbsey Twins.

    And, of course Dr. Suess.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 5:27:04 PM PST · 401 of 484
    exDemMom to kosciusko51
    I’ve tried to sit through many a Woody Allen movie, but for the life of me, I can’t get past his nebbish persona that infiltrates all his movies. I will admit I have not seen any of his movies since the details of his relationship with his adopted daughter came out.

    I was a Woody Allen fan before that sordid affair, but after that depravity, no more. There is a new movie being advertised which actually looked like it might be decent--then I saw the name "Woody Allen" in the ad, and I know I won't be seeing it.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 5:23:26 PM PST · 400 of 484
    exDemMom to nopardons
    I was raised on the great fairy tales, Greek& Roman mythology, Bowlerized Shakespeare, Dumas, and the wonders of Victorian/Edwardian children's books. So once I had progeny of my own, my old books ( and the ones that my mother and grandmother had been read to too ) got pulled out for bedtime readings.

    I'm pretty sure the Dr. Suess books were meant for children just learning to read. I loved them when I was 5, when I probably wasn't ready for the classical fairy tales and such. And they were way better than Fun with Dick and Jane, which I had to read in school and found inane, even at the age of 6.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 4:52:44 PM PST · 391 of 484
    exDemMom to dfwgator
    I do remember in the theater, when Jack became a popsicle, all the guys cheered.

    Haha, that must have been hilarious.

    I was in grad school at the time, and kept overhearing other students talking about it. One girl said that she'd seen it three times and still cried through the movie. I figured that if so many people had such good things to say, it must be an excellent movie, so I sacrificed three hours of study time to go see it with my son.

    Gag.

    It was horrible.

    I just can't find myself engrossed by a movie about a woman having a fling with a derelict. Oh, yeah, the ship sank, too. But I already knew about that part.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 4:47:06 PM PST · 388 of 484
    exDemMom to Ticonderoga34
    Yeah, same thing with Gandhi as Chariots of Fire. Won all of the awards and then people forgot about it.

    I don't know about the movie much--I saw Chariots of Fire once, and only remember the basic premise. But the theme music is pretty awesome.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 4:44:10 PM PST · 384 of 484
    exDemMom to Simon Green

    One other movie whose name completely eluded me, but my husband mentioned it:

    It’s a Wonderful Life - where we find out that without George, that whole town would have disintegrated. What an idiotic premise. It’s designed to produce a generation of narcissists, I suppose.

  • What movie do you hate that everyone else loved?

    12/10/2017 11:35:57 AM PST · 132 of 484
    exDemMom to Simon Green

    Titanic - never once did the movie convince me that a young woman engaged to a rich fiancé is going to throw all of that away for a fling with a bum.

    Miracle on 34th Street - Argggghhhhhh!

    Terms of Endearment - No character development, we are confronted immediately with this young woman’s cancer diagnosis. Then there are half-hearted attempts to develop some depth to the characters which are derailed by the fact that we are supposed to be mourning the fact that this young woman is dying of cancer. We do find out that she’s going to leave her kids motherless, information no doubt intended to invoke uncontrollable sobs from the audience. Oh, and did I mention that the main female protagonist is dying of cancer? I don’t know how I managed to sit through the whole thing, but I did get up about every ten or fifteen minutes to let my husband know, “She’s still dying!”

    Amadeus - Couldn’t get through 20 minutes of it.

  • Pelosi Says 'God is With Us' in Wanting Amnesty

    12/10/2017 9:48:13 AM PST · 27 of 51
    exDemMom to Zakeet

    Nancy, sweety, can you please quote the Bible passage that exhorts politicians to invite invaders and allow them to take everything from the rightful inhabitants of a country? I think I missed that one in Sunday school.

  • Website Selling Hillary Clinton Christmas Tree 'Angel'

    12/10/2017 9:23:26 AM PST · 3 of 38
    exDemMom to PROCON

    No, thanks! Halloween is the time to scare children, not Christmas!

  • New form of matter ‘excitonium’ discovered

    12/10/2017 9:01:30 AM PST · 49 of 55
    exDemMom to Ceebass
    It seems that many of these scientific articles are written by ordinary journalists. They rewrite the research without any knowledge of the science behind it.

    Which is 180 degrees off from what I do, which is understand the science and then write about it so that laypeople can understand. It's pretty hard to write about something when you have no clue what it actually is.

  • DNC Panel Recommends Huge Cut in Superdelegates to Avoid Nominating Another Loser Like Hillary

    12/10/2017 6:43:05 AM PST · 24 of 57
    exDemMom to davikkm

    The DNC right now is a vehicle for the rich, powerful, and corrupt to amass ever more power.

    The DNC *could* try actually representing the people, and running on ideas rather than character assassination and fear-mongering. But that’s never going to happen.

    In a nutshell, the role of government is to protect the people from threats foreign and domestic. When is the last time the Democrat party supported that? (Heck, even the Republican party seems to have almost forgotten that mandate of government.)

  • New form of matter ‘excitonium’ discovered

    12/10/2017 6:37:30 AM PST · 12 of 55
    exDemMom to BenLurkin

    Hmm, either this article very poorly describes the phenomenon, or it is way outside of my understanding of quantum physics. Which, admittedly, is not great, since I only did a year of p-chem.

    What I am having trouble with is the idea that an electron jumping from one quantum state to another leaves behind a hole that acts like a particle. For one thing, my understanding is that electrons are not particles as much as they are discreet energy packets. So, how can it leave a hole? And how can a hole behave like an anti-electron?

    I’m hoping that the article was thoroughly peer-reviewed. I think I’ll withhold judgment until others have replicated the findings, preferably using alternate methods of observation. Otherwise, these researchers may simply be describing and interpreting an artifact. These things happen.

  • Inside Trump's hour hour battle for self preservation (NY Times)

    12/10/2017 6:06:32 AM PST · 12 of 33
    exDemMom to dennisw

    It reads like a piece of fiction of how those “reporters” imagine that Trump spends his day.

    I seriously doubt they’ve been in any kind of position to actually observe him.

    But let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they did observe his private life for a day. So he watches the news? It is their biased spin that he is obsessed with looking for material to criticize them. (One does not have to search for such material—the MSM is pretty free with publishing fake and biased reports.) They could as easily report that the President is obsessed with staying informed about current events by watching a variety of news broadcasts from different outlets. But in their biased worldview, all of the President’s actions must be interpreted in an unfavorable light.

    Or, as the old joke goes, if they were to observe Trump walking on water, they would report that he can’t swim.

  • MSNBC Reporter: Trump Is Acting Like Mussolini, Franco, And Hitler

    12/10/2017 5:54:54 AM PST · 31 of 122
    exDemMom to Kaslin

    I love the way that these pundits love to compare Trump to any random totalitarian dictator, but they are very short on details of exactly *how* Trump is dictatorial. We’re just supposed to *feel* that he’s a dictator, because the left *feels* he’s bad.

    On the other hand, we can compare actual policies of leftist American politicians to the policies of past leftist dictators such as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc., and find many similarities.

    It is because there are tangible similarities, and not because of “feelings” that we can credibly compare Obama, but not Trump, to leftist dictators like Hitler.

  • From A Legal Perspective, Mueller’s Investigation Is Dead. Here’s Why

    12/09/2017 2:17:33 PM PST · 15 of 55
    exDemMom to Hambone 1934

    In this context, “Comedy” might not be inappropriate.

  • Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if boy’s legal ‘biological’ parents are two lesbians

    12/09/2017 9:37:32 AM PST · 23 of 52
    exDemMom to EdnaMode

    Once the judges decide that two lesbians can be biological parents of a boy, despite the fact that neither of them has a Y chromosome to actually confer male gender, I want them to consider the speed of light.

    Space exploration would be really cool, except that we are forever imprisoned in this solar system by the unbreakable speed limit imposed by the speed of light. If the judges would just declare that the speed of light is not a legal limit and that humans can go as fast as they want, the universe would be open to us. Star Trek could be reality.

  • Answering Objections about Genetically Modified Organisms

    12/09/2017 9:29:22 AM PST · 83 of 96
    exDemMom to metmom

    Thank you, Metmom.