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Iím a White Republican Raising a Black Child: Deal With It
Patheos ^ | April 26, 2012 | Nancy French

Posted on 04/28/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT by feralcat

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To: jocon307

I’ve read just about every book King has written. Two things always stick out about him. One is that anybody who owns a gun in his books is a pyscho gun nut, and every religious person (except for the woman you’re talking about) is just a nut. I would venture to say that Mother Abigail was more “spiritual” than religous. Take a close look at the good guys and the bad guys in the book. See if you think that would be how things would really be broken up. Having said that, I’ve read the book three or four times including the unabridged edition. It’s my second favorite book behind Atlas Shrugged.


101 posted on 04/29/2012 5:06:43 AM PDT by suthener
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To: MHGinTN

Yes, the little ones have no idea. From South Pacific: “You’ve got to be taught to hate and to fear. You’ve got to be taught from year to year...You’ve got to be carefully taught.”


102 posted on 04/29/2012 6:23:49 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: JRandomFreeper; DNA.2012; All
Why go abroad for adoption? In our case, it was age. When we started looking into adoption, we were told that the waiting period for a healthy infant in the U.S. was 5-7 years, with no guarantees of actually getting a child at the end; that if you were over 35, you could pretty much forget it unless you have big bucks for a private placement; that domestic interracial adoptions were strongly discouraged (this was 15-17 years ago; the laws have changed); and that the best bet for older parents (over 40) was to look abroad. So we did.

There are added costs and hassles to international adoptions, but also benefits. For one thing, it's final. The birth mom isn't going to get out of prison/rehab five years down the line, or simply change her mind, and show up at your door with a court order demanding to reengage with her child.

The bias against domestic interracial adoptions is a pet peeve. The Indian tribes have been notoriously hostile to adopting kids off the reservations. Back when we were in process, the National Association of Black Social Workers was also kicking up a fuss, on the grounds that black kids should be raised culturally black, whatever that is supposed to mean. Racial resentments aside, the NABSW had a vested interest in keeping kids in foster care, as opposed to finding them permanent homes. Once again, as with the teachers unions, we see a corrupt organization placing adult jobs over kids' best interests. The law has since been changed so that race is not supposed to be a factor in adoptions (the tribes may be an exception; I don't know). How much informal pressure against domestic interracial adoption still exists, I don't know.

P.S. Does anyone know how to get rid of these irritating advertising links? They are "powered by Freeworks," but I don't see freeworks in "all programs." I don't know where it is hiding. My kids use this computer so it is likely something they picked up chasing kids games.

103 posted on 04/29/2012 6:33:36 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx
Does anyone know how to get rid of these irritating advertising links? They are "powered by Freeworks," but I don't see freeworks in "all programs." I don't know where it is hiding. My kids use this computer so it is likely something they picked up chasing kids games.

Get a new computer and threaten to get new kids. That should solve the problem ;)

/johnny

104 posted on 04/29/2012 6:38:20 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: suthener

It’s a very long book and since we are listening to it I’m not sure how far along we are. Mother Abigail & troupe are just about to leave her Nebraska home.

I really am surprised by this story. First of all how much it’s gotten into my head, I wake up thinking about it and I can’t really remember another fictional book that’s affected me like that.

And as to what you say about guns, in this book you really see that in unsafe circumstances you need to be armed.

Maybe this book is different from his other books. It also seems to have a very strong anti-abortion message. I thought that about the one other thing I’d ever read by him, which was a short story in the New Yorker years ago. But whatever had happened to the woman in the story was never really spelled out, so my surmise could be wrong.

Well, I’m curious to see how this story turns out. I know if I was actually reading it myself I’d just be there turning the pages like mad.


105 posted on 04/29/2012 6:45:11 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: jimfree; MHGinTN
Ditto.

Our kids are from China. One unlooked-for but welcome byproduct of an interracial adoption is that you get a rapid education on the surprisingly large number of adoptions that are out there. In such cases, the fact of adoption is obvious, and people make themselves known to you. My wife and I had an inkling, since we both have adopted cousins in our own generation and adopted nephews and nieces, but we are still surprised at how commonplace it is. It's just not much talked about, especially if the adoption is within the parents' racial group and therefore somewhat invisible.

Anyhow, my older daughter, from China, soon found herself in a class of 20 with adopted kids from China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Africa, and on a soccer team with several more adopted kids, not to mention the two kids from Ecuador down the block. Some of these kids looked like their parents; others didn't. Then add in a number of friends from mixed marriages.

It's not really surprising that my daughter and her friends seem to be oblivious to race. They've grown up with just about every combination you can imagine in their immediate peer group. On my good days, I think the melting pot will do its magic again if we can just find a way to shut down the racial grievance industry that spends all its time nurturing hostility.

106 posted on 04/29/2012 6:50:33 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: jocon307

“The Stand” is King’s best book, IMO. The miniseries came out a week before my first date with the wonderful man who became my husband——over dinner, we found out we’d both enjoyed it.

I read most of King’s books, and since then, his liberalism has become toxic; he’s eaten up with it. Now he can be counted on to go on bitter anti-conservative, pro-Obama rants at least once in every new novel.


107 posted on 04/29/2012 7:48:19 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Rembrandt
"“The Stand” is a good book but listen to the “Gunslinger” series on CD."

Would you recommend reading the series? I've always meant to, but never got around to it.

108 posted on 04/29/2012 7:53:18 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Ah, but if the leftists —represented by the democrat party of course— have their way, they will drum/teach that nurturing instinct right out of your girls.


109 posted on 04/29/2012 8:30:50 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“Now he can be counted on to go on bitter anti-conservative, pro-Obama rants at least once in every new novel.”

Ugh, thanks for the warning. I doubt I’ll be reading any of his other books, since I don’t really go for horror.

And it’s true, pro-Obama rants are pretty scary!


110 posted on 04/29/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: feralcat

I’m queer, I’m here and I’m in your face! Oh wait, wrong thread.


111 posted on 04/29/2012 9:14:12 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: jocon307

LOL, amen to that. In one of his more recent novels-—can’t recall which one-—one of the good guys had a picture of Obama on his wall.


112 posted on 04/29/2012 9:49:07 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: MHGinTN

Not likely......the oldest is now 21 and the twins 18 - and solidly conservative!


113 posted on 04/29/2012 10:24:56 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Liberals love manufacturing......when it's limited to news, statistics and feigned outrage.)
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To: rawhide

I’m sure they have plumped up that baby with some good ol’ American nutrition since that photo! May she be blessed, healthy and happy all the days of her life.


114 posted on 04/29/2012 10:37:32 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: MHGinTN

Which is also, by the way, why the dems try to hard to prevent nurturing in the first place....it’s extremely hard to drum it out once it’s firmly established.


115 posted on 04/29/2012 10:39:43 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Liberals love manufacturing......when it's limited to news, statistics and feigned outrage.)
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To: jocon307; CatherineofAragon
We happen to live around the corner from Stephen King's home in Bangor. During past elections, he's had "Kerry/Edwards" and "Obama/Biden" signs in his front yard so big that you could see them from outer space.

In 2008, speaking to a group of high school kids, he said, "I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got the Army, Iraq. I don't know, something like that. It's, it's not as bright. So, that's my little commercial for that."

He's an anomaly for his type, since he's been very generous to the city of Bangor, actually reaching into his own pocket.

I still give his house the one-fingered salute practically every time we drive by. :-)

116 posted on 04/29/2012 11:18:56 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

“...since he’s been very generous to the city of Bangor,...”

I know when he was on celebrity Jeopardy his charity was the Bangor Public Library, which I thought was nice. I don’t know how he did, but I always like when the celebs pick smaller charities and organizations for those things.

I’m sure the money means a great deal to many of them, whereas if you give it to a big charity it’s maybe a drop in the bucket. And it also gives the charity some free publicity.


117 posted on 04/29/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: DNA.2012
I don't recall addressing your pot shots the first time you foamed at the mouth in my direction, papertyger, but it appears you you've latched on anyway, so here goes....
Ironically, it's your own prejudice and speculation based on nothing that is showing through. You want what you want, and how dare anyone offer a critical word to the contrary. But I used to volunteer in an orphanage when I lived in Central America. I've seen your type, and heard from the other workers many times over about your type, coming down from America looking for a cute new plaything. It's such a "hassle" to adopt in the U.S., and all the "good ones" are already taken, after all. "Who wants to sit on a waiting list for a crack baby? Har har!" Wink, nudge! I've heard it all. In some cases your birds of a feather thought if they flashed some cash around they could just buy a baby and walk straight out the door. In other cases your buddies just went shopping elsewhere. "Now remember, Henry, he can't be too old... and we want him to look just so." Every now and then the village your kind was skulking around in would catch wind of things and turn out en masse to give a going away party of sorts, with stones in hand.
Look up "baby stealing in Guatemala." A couple of years ago even the usually corrupt Guatemalan government had to bow to public outrage and announce that it would crack down and severely curtail the export-to-America adoption industry. GOOD!
You resent the adoption process being so difficult, do you? My God, one shudders to imagine what would happen if it were made easier.
And what about our already out of control immigration problem, or does that not matter either when you're the one on a shopping trip?
No, you aren't trying to "feed a hungry person," as you put it. There are obviously far more effective ways of doing that, like Child Fund for one, so don't try to use that as a shield. Your interest here is yourself. Your problem isn't so much that you can't express yourself without cursing, or even telling people what opinions they're entitled to hold, it's your own sense of supreme self-entitlement. Unfortunately, you are far from unique.
118 posted on 04/29/2012 12:36:30 PM PDT by Chiltepe
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To: max americana

...beautiful Filipina...

Isn’t that considered to be redundant?


119 posted on 04/29/2012 1:34:39 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: jocon307

“The Stand” is a great story! After you’ve finished the book, try to find the Mini-series on DVD from your library, or Netflix. It stars Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald, and Ruby Dee plays Mother Abigail. It was a pretty good adaptation.


120 posted on 04/29/2012 2:21:09 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DNA.2012

Thanks for clearing that up.


121 posted on 04/29/2012 5:45:02 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Chiltepe

Interesting.

You’ve responded to me twice now, but neither time have you had the fortitude to address the posts to me so I would be sure to see them.

Still, given the quality of your thinking coupled
to your writing, I can’t say as I blame you for trying to keep a low profile even as you engage in a pathetic attempt to “save face.”

I mean really ... “it’s your own prejudice and speculation
based on nothing that is showing through.” Is that from the PeeWee Herman “I know you are, but what am I” school of rhetorical dance?

I have a long and active history on FReeRepublic, and I will admit to using language on you no other loathsome little cur has ever elicited from me. But then, one seldom runs across the kind of nasty bitterness of spirit you have demonstrated.

In the Bible, Christ tells us “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” is the only unforgivable sin when his miraculous good works are attributed to Satan. And while you haven’t committed that grievous offense here, the offense you have committed here is surely of the same genus. Out of your wicked heart and imagination you spill bile and filth on those whose rectitude should shame you to silence.

Tell me, in your sainted “volunteering,” how many prospective parents have you
looked in the eye with five, seven, or ten failed domestic adoptions to their credit? And I’m not talking about rejections. I mean negotiated with the mother, footed her expenses, have the baby in arms one hour after the birth, only to have her change her mind, leaving them with no recourse or compensation to try again.

I personally know literally hundreds of parents who have adopted internationally, and many of those adopted have been “special needs” babies, and NEVER have I met even one of these make-believe, one dimensional characters looking for “designer babies” you claim to be so familiar with.

I have personally seen literally dozens of children suffering from facial deformities so bad they couldn’t even draw suction on their baby bottle adopted by Americans. And vermin like you have the audacity to find fault with them over immigration?

And finally you try to insinuate your own chauvinistic masturbations as “opinion?”

My God. It’s like you’re the idiot child of Al Sharpton and Occupy Wall Street. How does the Universe suffer your contemptible existence without vomiting you out of reality?


122 posted on 04/29/2012 6:07:47 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: CatherineofAragon

I’ve read every book and listened to a lot of the audio’s. Like always, the audio’s can’t come close to the books but both are very, very good, very suspenseful.

You won’t go wrong either way.

Enjoy.


123 posted on 04/29/2012 7:17:33 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

Thank you!


124 posted on 04/30/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Onelifetogive

“Isn’t that considered to be redundant?”

:)


125 posted on 05/02/2012 6:07:21 AM PDT by max americana
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