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ohiograndma

Member Since: June 09, 2011

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  • [7] June 22, 2016 at 8:10pm

    Cafe, I will actually agree with you – except on that last point. Hillary is running for president NOW. Not Bush. And I don’t care who does it, it is corrupt.

  • [5] June 6, 2016 at 3:34pm

    I cannot believe that we have such nincompoops in positions of power – and I’m not talking about Ben Stein. Mr. Stein’s opinions are interesting and valid based on his experience. I mean, where is the think tank that is truly looking to the future? Where is the candidate that will get us from here…. to THERE?
    I can’t help but believe that we are currently in a swale between waves. We are transitioning from the booming factory days to something that most of us can’t envision. Far fewer people will be needed to provide products and services. Artificial Intelligence will have a huge impact. Those people who now are looking for jobs will find that there are fewer opportunities than ever in the fields where they formerly applied. What are all these out of work, uneducated people supposed to do? I see ever increasing gaps between the rich and the poor, with a middle class that keeps on shrinking. The very poor are going to get more angry, while the middle ground (who are so far pretty quiet about the escapades of the elite) are going to start making their voices heard.
    If I were young and rich and bent toward philanthrophy, I would absolutely devote myself to new business models, with people trained to provide goods and services locally that do not exist now.
    Other than that, I am ever more certain that being educated as a Christian is a last, best hope. It’s up to the individual to embrace it; it is our responsibility to teach it.

  • [1] June 3, 2016 at 12:21pm

    I assume you mean Trump won’t be able to bring those jobs back, Indaglia. But even if he did, what would be the result? Prices shoot through the roof. Actually, I did just think of a solution: barter. Even on a small scale, this could prove a boon to many.

  • [6] June 3, 2016 at 12:19pm

    I like to blame Obama for everything, but aside from open borders and ridiculous regulation (and that alone made a mess of our economy) there are many factors in play here. Education is horrible – oh. wait. I can blame Obama for that, can’t I? Young people no longer learn to think for themselves or to scramble to survive. My first job was in a factory – now gone. The employment opportunities for the middle class have evaporated with the advance of technology and I see no solution. I don’t think students today can figure out how to prepare for the future.
    Prayers for our people and our country.

  • [4] May 31, 2016 at 1:01pm

    People who don’t like Beck – or Thor – will see this as a question of assassination and inciting. People who like Beck – or Thor – will see this as innocuous badinage. Personally, this moves Beck a little farther out there, even though I think this is a legitimate conversation. What do we do in America when a significant proportion of the involved populace sees our executive as outside the law? Thor is an ideal prognosticator on the basis of his career, don’t you think?

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  • [2] May 27, 2016 at 6:07pm

    Wikipedia refreshed my memory: The First Indochina War (generally known as the Indochina War in France, and as the Anti-French Resistance War in contemporary Vietnam) began in French Indochina on 19 December 1946 and…..” eventually escalated into the Vietnam war.

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  • [8] May 27, 2016 at 6:04pm

    Then your idea of teaching is very different from mine, Lib. History is never boring and I have never thought my listeners were bored. I have tied history to every aspect of the life I have lived, including the trees in my yard, the spot where I’m standing and naturally, current events. Frankly, you’ll have to try harder to convince me you are a professional historian.

  • [8] May 27, 2016 at 5:58pm

    https://www.vice.com/read/hey-v12n5 This is interesting. I’ll have to do more research. “At the peak of black slavery in the South, only 6 percent of Southern whites owned slaves. If you include the white people in the North, it means that only 1.4 percent of white Americans owned black slaves at the HEIGHT of slavery. An estimated 3,000 blacks owned a total of 20,000 black slaves in the year 1860. “

  • [1] May 23, 2016 at 2:03pm

    I have come full circle on the LBGTETC issue. In the beginning, I was put off by efforts to “normalize” this minority behavior. Then as I came to know more people who identified as LGBTetc, I knew more about the problems that they faced and came to appreciate them as individuals. Well, that was years ago. Now the LGBT people I know are no longer saying they are “born that way.” Now it is a “choice.” Now they are… divorced, many of them, and want society to embrace bisexuality. Or maybe they no longer identify as gay, but are in a heterosexual relationship and now want me to celebrate their next marriage.
    I call bull***t and name it chaos.
    So many in this current population need to simply get with the program. Quit whining about how hard it is. How mean people are. This is probably one of the very best times to be alive in the history of the universe and they are complaining. Not only that, all this focus on LGBTetc has made us think about sex and how people identify way too much. Before, I was focused on the person INSIDE. Now I find myself wondering: gay? lesbian? bi? Good heavens. This whole approach seems MEAN. To the minorities we are trying to embrace. To the male-looking woman or the tomboy, the effeminate male or even a pretty one.
    I do not believe it is good to wonder about these things, or to experiment with one’s sexuality. Be what you must. Love one another. But please, try to DO YOUR DUTY. You have an obligation to society.

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  • [6] May 21, 2016 at 6:14pm

    Joxer, I would say boycotters are also for inclusiveness, compassion, and an overall kindness to others.
    I observe that our culture is increasingly chaotic, that the old rules (including inclusiveness, compassion and kindness) are out the window – like the 10 Commandments and the Constitution. Perhaps it is only the accelerated devolution of the culture. One only need to know history to see where this is headed.
    Nope. No Target for me.

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  • [4] May 21, 2016 at 5:58pm

    Buzzkill, Ratio.
    Don’t forget Amazon/on-line buying impact on shopping.
    You are, of course, right – at least to a degree. However, buzzkill.
    I won’t shop at Target now, not because I care about LGBTQETC. But because I think this whole situation is ridiculous. We don’t need laws about this. If you look like a man, go to the men’s room. If you look like a woman, go to the women’s room. If you are assaulted, call the authorities. Accompany your children and do not put yourself in a compromising position. Be nice. End of story.

  • [6] May 18, 2016 at 12:57pm

    Prayers for Megyn. Smart woman, but her show has definitely changed and not for the better,in my opinion.

  • [1] May 13, 2016 at 9:17am

    Maggie says “transgendered students are NOT mentally deranged.” I don’t think I could say they either are or they are not. The jury is still out on this issue.
    However, I will say that transgendered students should be treated kindly and respectfully regardless of mental issues.
    My heart goes out to all of humanity.

  • [2] May 13, 2016 at 9:11am

    Yes, but those boys never cared about being suspended in the first place, Maggie. Plus, I’m not sure I want to trust other parents in public school to protect my child. Or — school forms signatures forged? All the time.
    I still say this issue is government over-reach. Had government stayed out of this issue we would have had tons less problems.

  • [2] May 13, 2016 at 9:06am

    Up is down, black is white… it may not happen in my school, but somewhere there will be lawsuits from students who “feel” like a girl on Tuesdays but on Fridays “feel” like a boy. How much more obvious can this government be? They WANT revolution. They will push until they get it.
    Bless your heart, Maggie. Your represent the innocent among us.

  • [1] May 11, 2016 at 9:23am

    ‘Clinton told the woman she would like to see a “public option” so Americans can sign up for Medicare above a certain age in an effort to reduce costs.’
    Argh! This is the Democrat/liberal/Socialist shell game! Medicare does not reduce costs. Somebody always has to pay. So the taxpayer pays instead of the patient. Or worse, the DOCTOR pays instead of the patient.
    Enough of this!
    I’m going to go gather some more medicinal herbs.

  • May 4, 2016 at 11:51am

    Good luck with that, Mr. Trump. If only it were that easy, issuing fiats or even enacting laws to “save our culture.” I hesitate to say what I actually believe, because then I sound like a crazy person. However, looking at the history of the world, I do put my hope in Christ, less and less in leaders or government or any earthly power, which is obviously transitory.
    Like so many of our problems, the solution is neither obvious nor easy. While we rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic, there are icebergs ahead – and who is watching for them? Who preparing? No one in charge of the ship.
    “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against hosts of wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

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  • [5] April 27, 2016 at 7:31pm

    http://www.oliversacks.com/books-by-oliver-sacks/man-mistook-wife-hat/
    If you’ve never read the above book — read it and consider the nutty society we live in today. “Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders: people afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations; patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.”
    The left seems confused about the normal range of humanity. Those falling distinctly outside that range should not be ostracized or made to feel somehow subhuman, but neither should their… affliction? aberration? be celebrated as this society seems wont to do. I have no desire to make anyone’s life harder than it already is: I would never want anyone who is “different” to be punished in any manner. However, this peering into private lives, proclaiming and flaunting our sexuality has got to stop. If we want a stable society, we have to encourage the lifestyle that lends itself to stability. I believe that to be the traditional home and family — everybody else can come along for the ride and God Bless You.

  • [1] April 27, 2016 at 7:11pm

    No no no. I thought that it was now up to the individual (in some areas) to determine where he/she wants to go to the bathroom. The alarm isn’t about the LGBT, who aren’t likely to cause the trouble. Those who are concerned about this think that masculine looking men can now use the ladies’ room with impunity. That would not be good.
    I still think no laws are necessary for this. Just be nice and mind your own beeswax like we’ve always done.

  • April 27, 2016 at 7:06pm

    I appreciate the comment, rvick, but how exactly are we to tell there’s a perverted male in the ladies room? Hairstyle? Clothing? Overtures? Makeup? This is just a mess. It makes me pity humanity.

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