User Profile: gena t

gena t

Member Since: July 21, 2011


  • December 17, 2014 at 2:55pm

    The idea that this bothered her that much really saddens me the more I think of it. How selfish that woman must be. How bitter and alienated from the majority of people in this nation. Really a sad, sad situation they have dragged this country into.

  • December 17, 2014 at 2:52pm

    If she went shopping at Target, dressed like that, and wonders why people did not realize she was the “first lady” of the nation, then she might check out the way the previous First Ladies dressed and acted when they went out in public.
    And to find it racist that someone asked to help them – horrors!!! How could anyone think anyone in that administration would not take offense on being asked to help any of us commoners? To help someone reach something they cannot reach on their own is just considered common decency to most people – and certainly not a racist put-down. You have to presume if she found it racist that it was a white person who asked her to help them, and presumably the idea of helping a white person in that situation really irked her. I’m old and no longer can stand up straight too well, due to an old injury suffered 40+ years ago in the Army. I ask people for help often when I need to get things off the top shelves. And I ask anyone around who looks tall enough and healthy enough to reach it for me without inconveniencing themselves, regardless of that person’s color or sex. Guess I need to be more careful so if I ask a black person they don’t think I’m being racist. I can’t believe this crap.

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  • [62] December 13, 2014 at 2:42am

    Thank you for letting us all know that the people were found. I could tell from the uniforms that they were marines. Noted someone had written that they could not have been in Vietnam since they were not holding M-16s. The M-16s were barely introduced by 1965, if at all, were more coming into use around 1967-68. Anyhow, glad that Ms Bryson, who found the photo, was decent enough to realize that was important to someone and to make the effort to find the rightful owners. And glad to find out all three men survived.

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  • December 9, 2014 at 6:39pm

    In Texas the prisoners at the various State pens get rosaries, claiming for religious purposes. They use the different colors of the plastic rosaries given out to be able to differentiate which specific gang a person belongs to and what rank the gang member holds in that gang. And when they get out of prison they continue using those rosaries so that they can tell who their “friends” are and who might be in another gang. If the rosary shown was the one the boy had been wearing, it is nothing like those used by the gang members. Believe me you see them all the time in the small W Texas town I live in, and you just try to avoid those wearing them. And there are very, very many teens who belong to those gangs, even kids as young as this boy. It is not a cut and dry issue or an anti-religion issue. It is a valid concern in parts of Texas and I presume elsewhere.

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  • November 30, 2014 at 4:33pm

    Daddy’s name was scored pretty conservative, Mother’s slightly liberal. My sister Ellen, a lifelong republican, scored very high on the liberal side, and my brother Bill, who has held office for over 24 years as a conservative republican in Texas was very high on the conservative listing. Bill was over 5 on the conservative side, Ellen over 5 on the liberal side. Not very accurate. I hope if candidates pay for this company’s services, it is mostly democratic candidates as it looks like it is likely a waste of money.

  • November 30, 2014 at 4:26pm

    I scored slightly on the liberal side, 1.6L with my birth certificate name and just slightly less liberal with my nickname, Gena, which is what I generally use. And it also said people with my name are less likely to contribute to a campaign than the average citizen. Have to admit I do not think I have EVER contributed to a liberal candidate but have contributed to many conservative campaigns, have worked as an elections judge in Republican primaries, and have voted just about straight republican since I was old enough to vote in the 1968 election. So I do not think their theory is completely accurate. My parents who gave me the names were hard core conservatives as well. Think I’ll check out their names, Frank and Jean.

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  • [1] November 30, 2014 at 3:54pm

    these people are the same anarchists who show up for violent demonstrations whenever they can disrupt other peaceful people and get their message out. Such as the summit meetings in Seattle. They could care less about Michael Brown, they are just using his death for a rallying point.

  • [14] November 24, 2014 at 4:51pm

    You and me both. I have participated in this drive several times, this really touches my heart that it had made such a profound difference in both of their lives. I have always loved the concept behind the shoeboxes and how much it might mean to a poor child in some other nation. Now means even more to me.

  • [1] November 14, 2014 at 11:45pm

    I never thought too much for his man before, admire how he can laugh at himself. We should all be able to do the same. Way too many who take themselves too seriously. Got a laugh out of the prank and how he dealt with it. As a result think more of him than previously.

  • [1] November 10, 2014 at 12:33am

    Hearing this kid talk, it is hard to believe he is only 18 years old. Very mature and solid. Looks like he was brought up believing he could be a winner, and he has become one. Parents should be very proud of this kid.

  • [3] October 25, 2014 at 5:03pm

    Loved the way my fellow Texans took that jerk down REALLY quick, and that even the one older fellow, who was shown later in a wheelchair, did not just stand by and allow the jerk to attack the older man like he did. Like the one man yelled, We don’t take that sort of **** in Texas, even if the person attacked was gay or whatever, we just do not sit by and allow that sort of one-sided attack
    Pretty much the same as the soldier at the Walmart, I believe in the Houston area, who stopped a man from beating a woman to death the other day. We don’t just walk by and turn our heads and want to not get involved. We take action. Good going, folks, the attacker is a blight on Texas, those who jumped him showed our true colors.

  • [2] October 17, 2014 at 4:25pm

    It is completely curable with antibiotics within a few days. The last leper colony in the US closed a few years back, and the only people who still lived there when it closed, no longer had leprosy but had lived there so long they were allowed to live out the remainder of their lives there. I think one or two were still alive and were moved to nursing homes. I believe it had been in Hawaii (figures doesn’t it?).

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  • [4] October 17, 2014 at 4:20pm

    Several cases of the more severe plague have been reported this year in the State of Colorado, which have resulted in at least one death. There is a more minor form of plague which is routinely found in Colorado but this year there have been several of the really serious, much more lethal forms of plague. So you are not far off.

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  • [12] October 17, 2014 at 4:14pm

    I saw a couple of days ago in the RSOE alerts that they have found the mosquitoes that cause yellow fever and a few other third world diseases recently in California. If those mosquitoes bite an infected person, aka someone who has recently wandered over the border, everyone it bites after that can be infected. They are also finding the mosquitoes that cause malaria in the US for the first time in decades. Allowing an open border with absolutely no health screenings for those coming in is what is causing this to come into our country, which had thought to have eradicated most of those diseases decades ago.

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  • [1] October 17, 2014 at 4:09pm

    This is one of those diseases that was considered worse than death prior to the introduction of antibiotics, largely after WWII. That is why there are no leper colonies left in the world, it is no longer considered a serious illness. Like the doctor had said, a few days of antibiotics and it is on its way to being cured, and the individual is no longer contagious. Pretty much like scarlet fever used to be, once feared by all, now known to be an untreated strep throat, couple days on antibiotics, and it is gone.

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  • [5] October 16, 2014 at 3:45pm

    this is creepier than Ebola or ISIS. Wish I had not read this story.

  • April 17, 2014 at 5:33pm

    Because it is news regardless of who put it out. It could very well have been put out by Ukrainian forces loyal to Kiev, who wish to make the pro-Russian side look bad, and by association, Putin.
    I was talking to a learned friend who said it seems far more likely to have come from Kiev, which has amongst those who overthrew their elected government many who are neoNazis, and honor those who fought with the Nazis against Russia and the Jews during WWII. Putin might be evil but he is no fool, and it would take a fool to throw in a provocation like that at this time, does not make sense for it to originate from that side of the dispute.
    I had somewhat jokingly suggested the CIA might have come up with the idea to demonize the proRussian side, and then had read an article shortly thereafter stating that Brennan and other CIA officials had recently been in Kiev coordinating activities with the temporary govt in Kiev. Coincidence, maybe, but rings of other things the CIA has tried to pull off in the past.
    I hope the Jewish people stay very alert, if they can get to Israel, they are needed there and probably better off. Possessions things, people cannot be replaced.

  • April 13, 2014 at 2:15pm

    I agree and am very sorry to see this. I admired Mr. Beck for a long time. He has a lot of his facts way off. And the feds will be back in force to take Bundy’s land and maybe his life, just really sorry to see Beck turn on the people. Did not expect this from him. He might start checking out the mines run in the area by BLM, and all the minerals being mined as well, over 100 mines being run in that area by BLM.

  • April 8, 2014 at 9:45pm

    It is called humor, for those who have any.

  • April 7, 2014 at 6:38pm

    How about someone mentioning that black lady who stopped them and then rendered aid to the man. Gosh you just can’t paint all black people the same because some act like thugs and/or animals. There are people in the black community willing to stand up and do what is right. And like she said, she had a gun on her and she was willing to use it if necessary. She made a very brave stand against evil, and no doubt kept the man from being killed on the spot.
    And you are asking if any black leaders are decrying that attack? I read that several black ministers in Detroit preached against the anger and violence in their community this last Sunday. Yes, decent black people are as appalled as are decent white people. There are decent folks in all races just as there are jerks and thugs in all races.