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The culture war is over, and conservatives lost (Face it, Americans no longer agree with us)
The Week ^ | 01/03/2013 | Matt K. Lewis

Posted on 01/03/2013 12:09:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: Jim Robinson

Bite Hard




151 posted on 01/04/2013 12:39:29 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: LibLieSlayer

LOL.
Abundant blessings, dearest LLS!


152 posted on 01/04/2013 12:40:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx
History teaches us overextension causes collapse.

World leader Rome overextended and collapsed.

World leader the British Empire, overextended and collapsed.

World leader the United States, has overextended and will collapse. This is reality.

Conservatives/no one can keep this from happening as the US can't recover. It doesn't matter who is President, however, it would be good not to have Hussein, the communist, as the President when it happens but it may happen during his present reign.

I think one has to consider the above paragraph in these discussions, as a collapse changes reality. The status quo isn't going to remain the status quo.

153 posted on 01/04/2013 12:43:22 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: onyx



STAND AND DELIVER




154 posted on 01/04/2013 12:44:46 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

155 posted on 01/04/2013 12:53:36 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind

The essay is rolling around in my head......Reformation, Restoration, Repudiation.

Judaism was reformed by Christianity. Catholicism was reformed by the Protestant movement. All are being successfully repudiated.

Meanwhile in much of the rest of the world, there is an attempt to restore Islam.

There is a battle between the Repudiators and the Restorers over ideology transcending that of religion.


156 posted on 01/04/2013 12:54:36 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson
Never give up, never give in, never surrender!!
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto

157 posted on 01/04/2013 12:56:16 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: onyx

158 posted on 01/04/2013 12:58:36 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. Back from the Edge of the World, the results may shock you!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I like it. If we are the very last ones standing, then so be it.


159 posted on 01/04/2013 1:02:58 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: patriot08; elephant; cripplecreek; LibLieSlayer

Five, and with Hubby, six.


160 posted on 01/04/2013 1:49:10 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: LibLieSlayer; Lakeshark; onyx; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; Darksheare
There IS most definitely power in prayer.

Blessings to each of you!

We do not retreat, we reload, indeed!!

One Minute Silent Prayer for America...Meet Me in Prayer...9/8Central.

161 posted on 01/04/2013 2:02:26 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: demshateGod
"And I bet I can quickly find a thread on FR extolling the virtues of 24 or CSI or some other disgusting TV show."

Exactly. And while threads on American Idol will get posts numbering in the thousands, those dealing with the usurpation of the presidency will be lucky to get a few dozen, with half of the replies defending Obama.

162 posted on 01/04/2013 2:05:11 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Ping for later response.


163 posted on 01/04/2013 2:15:57 PM PST by wintertime
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To: Jim Robinson

Hear hear!!

Man the battle stations! Full steam ahead!


164 posted on 01/04/2013 2:49:41 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Jane Long

BTTT
Abundant blessings!


165 posted on 01/04/2013 3:04:23 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Most excellent tag line.

Bump!


166 posted on 01/04/2013 3:31:01 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; ...
A call to pray for our nation, our kid's nation, our grandkids...

Please!!

167 posted on 01/04/2013 3:37:09 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: who knows what evil?
Precisely!
168 posted on 01/04/2013 3:40:40 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: moose07

God bless and keep you, dearest M-07.


169 posted on 01/04/2013 3:50:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Marcella; Jim Robinson

Our collapse would already be here, but for our own dollar and printing press.


170 posted on 01/04/2013 3:59:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Okay. - I’ve considered the possibility that I may be praying for God’s correction on this nation when I pray “thy will be done”; but I do believe His will is best. Of course, I’d like for repentance and correction to be “easy does it”; and hope it will be.


171 posted on 01/04/2013 4:40:58 PM PST by Twinkie (OBAMA is the FISCAL CLIFF !!)
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To: onyx

Thank you for the ping, Onyx.

I’m in. But full disclosure here: I’m going through something. Not a crisis of faith, because I know the Lord is in His heaven and in control of everything as well as I know my own name. But for the past couple of months, when I pray, I don’t feel Him “there.” And I believe it’s because of the hate in my heart for Obama and for the people who voted for him.

I was talking about this with my inlaws at Christmas. My mother-in-law said, “You don’t hate the person Obama; you mean you hate his policies.” I replied, “No, I hate HIM, and all of the people who put him in office.” Why lie? God knows what’s in my heart. I’m powerless to do anything about it...all I can do is ask Jesus in His mercy to take it from me.

So while I work through this, my prayers might not be the most effective, LOL, but count me in for 9 p.m. eastern.


172 posted on 01/04/2013 4:42:53 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: onyx
I will faithfully join the silent prayer at 8:00PM nightly.

Thanks for the ping - count me in...

173 posted on 01/04/2013 4:43:51 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

God bless and keep you, sweetest CatherineofAragon. I share the same deep hate for those same people and all democrats, but I have let it go to the point where they do not intrude into my daily life. I had to quit watching news after the election and we mute him and change the channel every time he comes on the screen. I’m not going to get back into the habit of watching the news. I find it best to read what I want right here on FR. Please know I will pray for you. I completely understand your situation. Thank you for praying with us each night. I know it will help and also help you. Abundant blessings!


174 posted on 01/04/2013 4:57:52 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GOPJ

Excellent!
God bless and keep you, sweet GOPJ.


175 posted on 01/04/2013 4:58:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

(((Onyx)))

THANK YOU for the prayers...I can sure use them. I’m not gonna give up. I’m going to keep on praying and asking forgiveness.

Meanwhile, turning off the news is a good idea. I have little use for Fox anymore.

Bless you, friend


176 posted on 01/04/2013 5:10:52 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I promise to pray for you, and absolutely shut off the news. It’s both maddening and depressing. Fox is awful. I can’t stand the talking head pundits. I never got engaged in the fiscal cliff fiasco and talk, and knew precisely how it would end. The GOP are entirely predicable. I find solace in prayer, old time movies, like “Going My Way” and books and of course my family and my good friends here.


177 posted on 01/04/2013 5:19:50 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SeekAndFind
But that did not result in the adoption of our agenda. The reason, I think, is that politics itself has failed. And politics has failed because of the collapse of the culture. The culture we are living in becomes an ever-wider sewer. In truth, I think we are caught up in a cultural collapse of historic proportions, a collapse so great that it simply overwhelms politics.

I generally agree with this sentiment, but I believe that Democrat politicians have become the enablers of this cultural collapse by happily creating and feeding more and more parasites at the expense of people who try to do the right thing for themselves and their families.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. - Alexander Fraser Tytler

It was inevitable that the parasites would eventually outnumber the hosts, and naturally, a political party that would, in exchange for votes, act as the agents of confiscation and redistribution for the parasites.

America is dead. Congratulations to the Democrats. They won.

178 posted on 01/04/2013 5:45:34 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Brad's Gramma

Of course I pray for our Country. But it seems that many are talking about ‘we were defeated’!

We were NOT defeated. We were fraudlently minoritized! It has been proven that the machines were rigged, many voted in several precincts, and dead people, felons, MANY illegals, and even alzheimer’s patients votes were cast! (At least FOUR counties in PA had machines so rigged that not ONE vote was cast for Romney!)

I PRAY that SOMEONE - SOMEWHERE - SOMEHOW has the cajones to confront this issue of FRAUD, and FIGHT IT, with the support of ALL of us!

Why is this being ignored? Are BOTH parties in on it?


179 posted on 01/04/2013 5:47:46 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Jane Long; LibLieSlayer; Lakeshark; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; Darksheare; CatherineofAragon; GOPJ; ...

5 MINUTE REMINDER NOTICE

Call for FReepers to pray each evening (for at least one minute) at 9 p.m Eastern/ 8:00 p.m. Central/ 7 p.m Mt. / 6 p.m.Pacific.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill called for a similar prayer time for Britain during WWII.


180 posted on 01/04/2013 6:01:59 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: who knows what evil?
That's a bold statement - but here's a thought. WHY oh WHY do parents allow their kids to watch garbage on TV?

Here's an example, I'm at a kid's house tutoring and I hear screaming on the TV. I ask the young man I'm with "Hey what's that?" "Oh, the other kids are watching Jason." "Does your mom know they are watching that? (the 'other kids' are 3 and 6) "Sure, she's in there with them." Wow. Sure enough, when I left about 30 mintues later, mom was on the couch with the two little ones all watching a slasher film.

That incident is replayed over and over in many families every single day. No school or media outlet forced that mother to allow her innocent babies to watch something so incredibly inappropriate - SHE allowed it and in fact participated in it.

What chance do conservative values and respect of life have in that kind of environment? Again - this is not the fault of the schools, or even the media for that matter. hell, it isn't even the Communist's fault. That was free will at work.

181 posted on 01/04/2013 6:02:53 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: yorkie

Concur. When a county in FL has 100K registered voters but 200K ballots, you know there was electoral fraud, and not merely that one county. Additionally, one frequently used leftist tactic is to create the illusion that we are outnumbered. The core of America is alive. There were effective poll watchers in 2012, but the electoral process itself was corrupted. That’s what has to be fixed.


182 posted on 01/04/2013 6:10:21 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Darksheare

Will do. Thanks, Darks.


183 posted on 01/04/2013 6:13:17 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Romans 12:9

“And be not deceitful in your love, but hate evil and cleave to the good.”

obama is evil... do not feel so badly. He is not a man... he is a demon... hate that which is evil. GOD bless you!

LLS


184 posted on 01/04/2013 6:13:35 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: onyx
Thanks, dear onyx, for the reminder.

I came across these prayers/quotes I'd previously saved. Thought they might prove useful, in these days...

Thomas Jefferson

A Prayer for the Nation
Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people, the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those whom in Thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
—Washington D.C., March 4, 1801
-Thomas Jefferson, as quoted in “The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson” (NY: Random House, 1944), p.341

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this the last best hope of man on earth or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness."-- Ronald Reagan

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin"-- Samuel Adams 1783

"We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!"-- John Adams 1775

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We shall not fight alone. God presides over the destinies of nations."-- Patrick Henry 1776

185 posted on 01/04/2013 6:21:00 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: SoftballMominVA
That's a bold statement.

Not at all...you are seeing results of the culture being deconstructed. Go watch the 'Agenda' documentary; take a look at the 'Communist Goals'. We're being desensitized and we're being conditioned. We kill our own unborn children and think nothing of it. Why would Jason bother anyone?

186 posted on 01/04/2013 6:33:32 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx

If I had a dollar for every time some Fox talking head screeched “fiscal cliff”, I’d be rich. SO sick of it. And as for Fox in general, I knew it was going to be bad the night after the election, when Hannity came on and said he had “evolved” on immigration. Who needs that? You can’t have peace and listen to that kind of talk.

Thanks again, Onyx. FR is like an island of sanity to me.


187 posted on 01/04/2013 6:34:28 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Thank you, LLS. God bless you, too!


188 posted on 01/04/2013 6:35:17 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: onyx

Happy New Year, onyx.

Wanted to let you know I prayed for our country at 9:00 pm.

Since the election I am watching Fox a LOT less, and I have become a fan of Duck Dynasty. And I am a city boy.

Ephesians 6:12 —I am in that fight.

Blessings.


189 posted on 01/04/2013 6:35:54 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I hear you. The GOP will likely never learn when it comes to backing moderates and liberals for the presidency and going soft on immigration which will be the end of the GOP regardless. They truly are the stupid party and have no spine nor any idea on how to grab the narrative. They’re constantly on defense.

I applauded Jim DeMint for walking out. What sane person of his integrity and stature would want to go to work with the likes of thugs, liars and idiots like Reid, Boxer, Franken, Leahy, Durbin, Schumer and that liar from CT etc.? There’s not an honest democrat in the Senate. Gun grabbing abortionists all.

God help us. He is the only One Who can.


190 posted on 01/04/2013 6:44:22 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: exit82

Abundant Blessings, dearest exit82!
I wish you a very Blessed, HEALTHY, HOPEFUL and prosperous New Year!
I’ll keep praying. That’s my way of fighting.
God bless and keep you, dear, sweet friend.


191 posted on 01/04/2013 6:47:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Silentgypsy

It takes only SECONDS to hack a voter machine. Look at this three minute video (that was broadcast on FOX over four years ago):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4FPuLNjvAc

Yet NO ONE has done a THING to stop this fraud


192 posted on 01/04/2013 6:57:36 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Silentgypsy

It takes only SECONDS to hack a voter machine. Look at this three minute video (that was broadcast on FOX over four years ago):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4FPuLNjvAc

Yet NO ONE has done a THING to stop this fraud


193 posted on 01/04/2013 6:57:37 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Jane Long

Aren’t they perfect? Thank you so much, dearest Jane! I think I’ll save (bookmark) this thread, just to save the prayers you posted. We sure were blessed by those great men.

God bless and keep you. It was an honor to pray tonight and I look forward to faithfully praying every night with you and everyone.

(((((Jane Long))))))


194 posted on 01/04/2013 7:06:20 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: yorkie
Why is this being ignored? Are BOTH parties in on it?

I don't know, Yorkie. I've wondered the same thing myself.

195 posted on 01/04/2013 7:48:09 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: SeekAndFind
Strong families are the cure for much of what ails us. You pick the problem, and stronger families would probably render the solution moot.

Very true. Which is why the family has been under such attack for so many years. It began in Hollywood with the sit-coms that showed Dad as the bumbling fool, and Mom as the wise person. The feminists followed on that with an all out war against men, encouraging young women to take as much advantage of men as the men had taken of them. Why shouldn't young women sleep around as much as men; it will make them strong, according to Betty Friedan and her 'sisters'.

This meant, also, that women who were chained in that medieval institution known as marriage needed to be liberated, so divorce laws came under attack, and women left their husbands in droves, in the 70s. This is the main reason there were so many poor families with women as heads of households in the 80s.

Of course with easy divorce, and no problems 'shacking up', marriage became irrelevant to many, and with the culture pop tarts having babies without the benefit of marriage, why shouldn't the teenaged girls who idolize them? Of course those teenagers didn't have multi-millions to support themselves and their children, so they simply joined their divorced older sisters and mothers in the welfare lines.

It has been coming for a long time.

196 posted on 01/04/2013 8:05:32 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx

Oh yeah boss, that’s the program!


197 posted on 01/04/2013 8:07:37 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 ¬Ė Mar 1, 2012)
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To: itssme

I admire you and your family and your values. Those folks that you are referring to will either see the light, change their ways because they will get sick and tired of the cesspool they are wallowing in...it pays so few rewards in the end, and sometimes even the stupid smarten up and want something better. I’m hoping and praying that this happens.

**
Honestly, I’m no saint. I chose this lifestyle because I grew up in one that was pretty opposite of the one I live now. My parents divorced when I was 9 or so, cheated on each other, remarried both multiple times. I endured abuse from stepparents, and watched both of them live miserable lives for years due to their decisions. Both died too young and not at all happy.

I just simply did not want to go down their path. I ended up really not admiring people who were slimy, sleazy, or immoral. I prefer good people and I choose to raise my kids in a wholesame and safe environment. I’ve LIVED in that hell ...and it’s just really not all that enjoyable. I don’t get why it’s enjoyable to so many AMericans, although perhaps SOMETHING is making it enjoyable for them ....or they just feel oppressed and can’t figure out a way to escape it.

To me, education and hard work was how I escaped it. Nothing that isn’t available to everyone ...I just do NOT get how people continue to wallow ... there are more ways to escape it now than there EVER have been ....I guess there are just a lot more temptations also.


198 posted on 01/04/2013 8:12:24 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Syncro; Jim Robinson

You betcha!


199 posted on 01/04/2013 8:16:54 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I find solace in prayer, old time movies, like “Going My Way” and books and of course my family and my good friends here.

**
Have also been fascinated with a number of old movies lately as well.

Was watching one last night with a teenage Shirley Temple. Don’t even know what the title was. So many themes ran through this movie: respect for parents, respect for the FATHER of the home (young girl took her father’s coat and hung it up when he came home from work ...a simple gesture of respect.) Mother was in the home, available, gentle — respect for military, PRAYER before meals, belief in God, etc. Just unbelievable how movies and culture has changed .... and it was not like women were disrespected ...more men delighted in them, and cherished them.

I KNOW that there were bad family situtions with overly dominieering fathers and women who were abused ....but don’t we STILL have those societal ills? What have we traded and what have we gotten in return for leaving these values behind in the name of progress? Is it really worth it for women to bust their butts all day at work just to slog home and be half there for their kids? (I ask MYSELF this question all the time!)

But, yes, watching the “old days” is highly therapeutic, but also highly tear inducing at times. I can’t even make it through an old Walton’s episode anymore without bawling, thinking of days gone by.


200 posted on 01/04/2013 8:24:00 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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