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katiefrankie

Member Since: September 17, 2010

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  • August 29, 2014 at 2:32am

    Me, too! My little niece would watch that show (her Pop Pop found it and bought her the DVD) and I think the adults were even more fascinated than the children. My favorite episode was when the sheep decided to fool the farmer out of his hot bath. Great stuff!

  • [11] August 24, 2014 at 3:19am

    How terribly sad for their families. It was hard enough serving a mission, hoping that I would be safely home in 18 months, and for my family having me away and only getting letters once a week. But hugging goodbye and not realizing it was going to be for the last time? I can’t imagine the sorrow those moms, dads, brothers/sisters, and friends must be feeling. Faith in Jesus Christ certainly helps, but the heart hurts even so.

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 9:28pm

    Oops. It’s her second! But it’s anything but “opossum-like.”

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 9:27pm

    I’m calling BS on this one. This woman met the standards to become an officer of the law, and she wants to work. She pulled her own weight (no pun intended) until she physically could not, with only one month to go until she gave birth! And instead of lolling about, she wants to continue to contribute to her company. She already has to use every scrap of time off/vacation to make ends meet during her maternity leave – FMLA is a nice suggestion, but it isn’t right when light duty is what should be offered.

    I shared this with my husband, who is a law enforcement officer. He was shocked that she wasn’t given light duty. At his place of employment, men are routinely given light duty for accidents incurred on their ATVs, snow mobiles, motorcycles, and other toys when off work. They are also given light duty for any type of injury incurred because they are overweight! She is being discriminated against and no two ways about it.

  • August 20, 2014 at 9:17pm

    Booger, then why do men get light duty for throwing out their backs, knees, hips, or other joints because they are overweight? This happens all the time at my husband’s job, and it is always due to WEIGHT issues.

  • [3] August 20, 2014 at 9:16pm

    Multiple pregnancies? That was her FIRST pregnancy. And have we discussed all the men who are grossly overweight and then hurt their backs, knees, hips, etc. doing police work and have to go on light duty as a result? My husband is in law enforcement and deals with guys on light duty all the time because of weight issues, weekend accidents, sports injuries, motorcycle/boat/ATV injuries, or drinking problems that result in massive amounts of time off. So it isn’t just a “lady problem.”

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  • [1] August 12, 2014 at 9:07pm

    I agree, Al. I have a college degree, I’m trilingual, I use my Spanish language skills in my job, and I make $11 an hour with no benefits, no time off, no sick time, and no real opportunity to advance. I’m looking for other work, but it is hard to interview for other jobs when I risk losing mine asking for time off.

  • [1] August 9, 2014 at 1:53am

    My friend would always say, “You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t wipe your friends on the couch.” We don’t invite him over much.

  • August 1, 2014 at 8:32pm

    Women who are married (and who were celibate before marriage) take birth control too. Using a form of birth control does not automatically mean a woman has loose morals.

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  • [8] July 25, 2014 at 10:40pm

    Right you are! And the native language there is….English!

  • [3] July 16, 2014 at 4:27am

    In the Book of Mormon – Another Testament of Jesus Christ – a prophet tells his son the following: “And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins. But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world; if not so, God is a partial God, and also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons; for how many little children have died without baptism!” (Moroni 8:11-12)

  • July 8, 2014 at 3:55am

    I agree – Scot did too little @$& kicking for my taste. Only at the very end (helicopter and falcons, anyone?) did I see the real Harvath shine through!

  • [8] July 4, 2014 at 2:12pm

    My physics teacher in high school would joke that UUs would start their prayers “To whom it may concern.”

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  • July 3, 2014 at 2:34am

    As a young female in the same age bracket and “market” as this author, I have to second her opinion. Enthusiastically. I recently lost my job due to increasing taxes and Obamacare because my employers could not afford to continue owning their business, so they sold it rather than lay off half their workforce. It was a slow, low-paying, stressful job, but as a new graduate from college, I was willing to work where I could find employment. The new owners only hired a few people, and I wasn’t one of them because I was too new.

    My current job pays no benefits and there is no opportunity to earn vacation time or sick time. I had surgery and had to come in a few days early rather than take doctor-ordered rest so as not to be laid off. That’s due to the current overemphasis on “temporary” staffing, which allows companies to avoid spending money on expensive benefits packages when they can just string along temps for years at a time. It’s a symptom of the sickness of our economy. But guess what? I’d rather have some money coming in than someone paying for birth control I can’t even use (had a stroke 3 years ago and can’t use those meds). So yeah – just give me the extra cash.

  • [3] June 29, 2014 at 3:32pm

    Poor thing. It was such a beautiful cat.

    Er…. Go, BYU?

  • [2] June 28, 2014 at 1:21am

    One of my dear friends from BYU was from Ukraine. You couldn’t have a conversation with him without a story of him “driving a tank” coming up at some point. Ahhh, such great memories!

  • [4] June 28, 2014 at 1:16am

    If only I was given a starvation diet on my mission. We had almost no money to replace worn-out clothing, but I was practically force-fed food by church members and new friends alike, all eager to host the missionaries and show them love and concern. These lovely Spanish-speaking people often went without in order to offer us their best, while English-speaking NYers with greater means rarely fed the English-speaking missionaries. As a result, we Spanish missionaries got chubby and the English missionaries could still fit in their ugly suits.

  • [4] June 20, 2014 at 9:09pm

    The girl’s soul is fine. Little children are alive in Jesus Christ. I would pray for the comfort of her family, though, especially her parents. I cannot fathom the pain of losing a child.

  • [4] June 20, 2014 at 8:46pm

    Yup, we like to help. We can’t smoke or drink – what else are we supposed to do for fun?

  • [2] June 20, 2014 at 8:43pm

    I hear ya! I lived it Utah for 11 years – it’s a great place. My 1985 Nissan pickup broke down on the side of the road one winter night and I had to hike to the nearest service station to ask to use a phone to call my husband, who was at work (because of course I left my cell phone at home that day). The lady at the service station counter not only let me use her phone, but she also drove me back to my car to wait hoe the Highway Patrol. What a kind soul.

    And then there were the angels that helped me get from Provo to Bountiful to reach my aunt’s house during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Just wonderful people!

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