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Posts by LibertarianLiz

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  • Megyn Kelly Takes on Former NOW President Over Attack on Little Sisters of the Poor(a home run)

    07/09/2014 12:06:30 PM PDT · 18 of 43
    LibertarianLiz to sickoflibs
    they have the option of opting out of jobs that do not provide what they are looking for.

    Or, here's a novel idea, they could just take their prescriptions to the local pharmacy and pay for them, themselves. Wow! What a concept.

  • Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth

    07/08/2014 10:58:14 AM PDT · 59 of 69
    LibertarianLiz to Hoffer Rand
    I tell people I am a person of pallor.

    LOL, as a person with irridescent white skin, I love that. I never tan, I only burn and peel, so I stay out of the sun except for going from my car to the store, or out of my house to the mailbox. I take Vitamin D supplements, as I have recently heard of a study that says that people in northern climates or climates that do not get a lot of sun (I live in the Puget Sound, Seattle, area) or those with very light skin tone, should be taking Vitamin D. So, I take some every day.

  • 10 Movies That Make You Proud to Be an American

    07/05/2014 8:54:18 AM PDT · 42 of 70
    LibertarianLiz to knarf
    Well then .. I nominate; 1776 .. the musical.

    Seconded. I thought I was the only one who liked that musical. I actually saw the stage play of it when I was a teen, in Chicago.

  • Why (As A Sports Fanatic) I Can't Get Interested in Soccer

    07/02/2014 11:43:13 AM PDT · 62 of 117
    LibertarianLiz to PoloSec
    Hockey is basically the same game as soccer. But it’s fast. It’s on skates. The rink is small compared to a soccer field.

    And the rink is ICE! Thank you for this, btw. I had a nice debate with a Scot on this very subject the other day; and, I was trying to convey my feeling of being forced (as you pointed out) to like this game, to watch this game. We did a back and forth and agreed to disagree (he doesn't see the appeal of baseball). However, some soccer nut had to post to me that I "LITERALLY" don't know anything about this game. I guess that meant I could not give my opinion on why I don't watch this incrediably boring game.

    I thought about that, and I was reminded of the fact that every four years I get hooked by curling. I will even watch curling when the USA is not playing. I don't know why. I find it somehow, mesmerizing. Now, I actually don't know anything about curling. It's big in Europe and Canada; but, after watching for several Winter Olympics, I don't think I could actually explain how they do the scoring. But, I watch, and I enjoy the thing. Soccer simply doesn't "draw" me in. For some reason, curling does. And, being in the Seattle area, I get the CBC - Canadian channel; and, occasionally I will watch the Equestrian events. So, I will watch different types of "sporting" events; but, they need to have a certain something, that is hard to define, which will draw me in. Soccer fails.

  • Kentucky Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban; Says Religious Views Do Not Trump Gay Rights

    07/02/2014 9:13:52 AM PDT · 15 of 21
    LibertarianLiz to SeekAndFind
    In America even sincere and long-held religious views do not trump the constitutional rights of those who happen to have been out-voted," U.S. District Judge John Heyburn in Louisville argued.

    I'm sorry, Judge; but, aren't "religious views" a 1st Amendment right. As in the "right to religious expression"? And "gay rights" is where in the Constitution? I suppose it would fall under "pursuit of happiness"; but, does "pursuit of happiness" trump the 1st amendment rights of free expression?

  • 4 Ways You're Accidentally Killing Your Favorite TV Shows

    06/30/2014 10:49:38 AM PDT · 18 of 106
    LibertarianLiz to ShadowAce
    or we don't bother tuning in to Halt and Catch Fire or The Turn

    Halt and Catch Fire is actually an interesting show about the beginning of the pc revolution. The main character is a very flawed man; but, with a great idea and a big enough ego to pursue it. Hubby and I are enjoying watching this program.

    "The Turn" is not the name of that show. Turn is the name of that show and it is a great show about the founding of this country and the spy network that was set up to help Washington.

    Networks and cable companies are going to have to start getting innovative about how to make money on their products, because this train has left the station and the old days are not coming back. I was just speaking to my youngest daughter about this. She is in Japan teaching English and she searches the web for "free tv" and is able to watch most of the shows she wants to watch. I think entities like HBO and such would make a lot more money if they would simply, after a certain period of time, allow people to buy individual episodes for a reasonable price, per ep instead of insisting you buy the service in it's entirety. I think they might actually end up making more money that way; but, they simply cannot let go of the old formula -- even though it is thoroughly outdated.

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/30/2014 8:58:11 AM PDT · 240 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to the scotsman

    And, I understand that. Thanks for the polite debate.

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/29/2014 12:25:18 PM PDT · 230 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to the scotsman
    I cant understand why anyone watches baseball

    There, now you are where I am with soccer; because I am a baseball fan. I have watched baseball since I was a kid, and I still do. My husband will only watch if it is a game where a lot of runs are being scored, by our team. He does not quite appreciate the skill of a "pitchers duel".

    As we say over here -- to each his own.

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/29/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT · 228 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to the scotsman
    It was years ago. The first professional soccer team in Seattle (it folded after a year or two). My brother (lefty) and his son (raised by two leftys) wanted to see a soccer game, so we went. They liked it, I was grateful when it was over. Seattle now has a new professional soccer team (The Sounders), and the left has now brain-washed enough young people where they can actually get a fairly full stadium. However, they have this habit of linking arms and walking down the streets to the stadium. Is that normal?

    Again, I re-iterate, that I was mostly teasing my daughters about this; probably stemming from my dislike of the game.

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/29/2014 11:34:17 AM PDT · 220 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to the scotsman

    Again, you are badgering me. Why, oh why, can you not allow me to not like soccer. No where in my posts did I insist that you like a sport that I like. I don’t care what you like, just quit trying to make me care about soccer. Ain’t happening.

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/29/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT · 216 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to Colonel_Flagg
    I'm sorry; but I have watched one soccer game in person, professional, and I have never made that mistake again.

    And, you have proven my point that people who don't like soccer will be badgered until they say that they do.

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/29/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT · 213 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to Colonel_Flagg

    Since it was soccer, I would think you would realize that the answer is NO!

  • Supreme Court to rule Monday in Conestoga Wood Specialties emergency contraception case

    06/29/2014 9:29:38 AM PDT · 5 of 16
    LibertarianLiz to Hattie
    Not expecting a good outcome. Abortion is popular. Immorality is rampant. Murder is acceptable. All this in the new America.

    Actually, this is a major ruling. It is more than "abortion"; it is whether or not the 1st Amendment is still valid. Do we still have 1st Amendment rights in this country? That is the actual question being answered here.

    It is actually the question being challenged in the Same Sex Marriage debate. Do people who disagree or oppose the idea of SSM still have 1st Amendment rights in this country; or, are they being abolished by political correctness of special groups?

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/29/2014 9:22:43 AM PDT · 210 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to the scotsman
    Well, first, I believe I said I was mostly kidding. My irritation with soccer, aside from the fact that I find the game mind-numbingly boring, is that I am expected to "like" it. I don't seem to be given a choice.

    This morning on Fox News Channel, some anchor was setting up the topics for the what was next after the commercial, and he said; "and, what about those people who don't like soccer". Well, what about us? I don't like watching basketball or golf. Yet, most people would say, so what. Not with soccer. For some reason, I MUST watch soccer, not only that, I MUST like soccer.

    This to me is the reaction that Conservatives get when disagreeing with the Left. We cannot agree to disagree, we MUST agree. And we MUST agree with the left-wing angle of whatever topic. The Left has been pushing soccer on us since I was a lot (I mean a LOT) younger, it has been decades of how we need to play soccer 'cause Europe does. Ya know, Europe being so much more sophisticated than us rubes. I don't know how old you are; but, if you hang around long enough you remember this stuff. So, this push for soccer has been going on for a long, long time and it has mostly been left-wingers who have been doing the pushing. If it was an interesting game that people liked, you wouldn't need non-stop pushing of it; but, it isn't, so we are constantly told how exciting it is; but, when we watch we keep waiting for the excitement to start.

    Also, ties? I believe Americans tend to like definitive endings. Someone wins. Even if it takes extra innings. To sit and watch for 3 hours and not have a definitive win is frustrating to say the least.

    So, there is my rant about soccer.

  • Gay Group Urges Loosening Of School Internet Filters

    06/28/2014 11:20:56 AM PDT · 19 of 38
    LibertarianLiz to massmike
    Yes, gay porn in schools, 'cause, well, gay.

    We are not allowed to say no to the gay agenda.

  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/28/2014 8:14:03 AM PDT · 205 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to the scotsman


  • Soccer Critics Are Right, But it’s Time to Zip it and Cheer

    06/27/2014 8:57:02 AM PDT · 44 of 240
    LibertarianLiz to cdcdawg
    Soccer and the metric system. Both communist plots. Obviously.

    I am laughing heartily at this, as, when my children were young, I would say to them that "soccer is a Communist plot". I was half joking; but, I am glad to find a fellow "traveler" who also thinks soccer is a Communist plot.

  • We are in Recession.

    06/26/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT · 26 of 29
    LibertarianLiz to nascarnation
    Being in a recession used to be a big influence on elections. But 2012 proved that the Entitlement Army is now large enough that it really doesn’t make much difference.

    I had the same reaction to that election. Depressing, isn't it?

  • We are in Recession.

    06/26/2014 8:46:14 AM PDT · 24 of 29
    LibertarianLiz to RJS1950
    The stock market is NOT the economy any more

    I remember seeing Charles Payne on the Varney show some time ago and he said something to the effect that he had never seen the stock market so disconnected from what is happening in the general economy.

  • We are in Recession.

    06/26/2014 8:44:32 AM PDT · 23 of 29
    LibertarianLiz to SeekAndFind

    I have always been of the opinion that we never really got out of the last recession.

  • After getting treatment in a Koch-funded hospital, MSNBC host has total change of heart

    06/25/2014 3:28:02 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    LibertarianLiz to SeekAndFind

    I have to wonder if he is as equally “outraged” over the money that George Soros donates to political causes? Oh, wait, he and George are on the same page; so, that’s alright then. Still a hypocrite.

  • Will Polygamy Be the Next Homosexuality?

    06/22/2014 5:26:31 PM PDT · 55 of 87
    LibertarianLiz to 2ndDivisionVet
    As I have been saying for a while:

    If there is nothing "special" about marriage being between one man and one woman; then, what is so special about the number 2?

    Once you re-define something, it is open to being re-defined over and over again. The Left always denies the slippery slope; but, a slippery slope is inevitable. Once one group gets to redefine an institution for their agenda, you simply cannot keep out other re-definitions.

  • Gay G.O.P. Candidates Feature Partners in Ads

    06/20/2014 8:52:36 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    LibertarianLiz to skeeter
    They are there to remake the institution in their image.

    No, they are there to destroy the institution of marriage.

  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:42:33 AM PDT · 24 of 164
    LibertarianLiz to Perdogg

    Perhaps I am stating the obvious; but, all of these guys are getting, or have gotten, older. No movie star maintains their hold at the box office once they get past a certain age. New guys usually move in; however, since the new guys seem to be metrosexuals, I’m not sure we actually have much future in the way of “masculine” movie stars.

  • Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution

    06/13/2014 8:39:32 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    LibertarianLiz to dagogo redux
    Tell you what, then: you set up a charity with your own money and start paying for statistically worthless surgery, and leave my tax dollars - confiscated from me ultimately at the point of a gun, BTW - out of it.

    When the Sandra Fluke thing was going on; hubby and I came out of a Mariner's baseball game where a handmade sign had been posted on a pole which said: "Keep your hands off my contraceptives!"

    I really wished that I had, had a marker on me at the time, for I would have replied: "Fine. Just keep your hands out of my wallet."

    This was the what the outrage over Fluke was really about. Not availability; but, about who pays for someone's contraception.

  • Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution

    06/13/2014 8:34:07 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    LibertarianLiz to reaganaut1
    I once looked at suicide rates in the U.S. Homosexuals have a higher suicide rate than heterosexuals. The one that really blew me away was the "transgender teens". Now, that we actually allow teenagers (not known for their good judgement) to participate in this drastic surgical procedure troubled me greatly; but, the suicide rate for transgender teens was just shy of 50%.

    Now, if a drug company tried to put a drug on the market where half of teens that take the drug tried to kill themselves, they would be hounded out of business. Yet, because this has a sexual aspect, same sex, sexual aspect; we are not allowed to even broach the subject of suicide.

    I posited on a previous thread along the same subject matter; that, perhaps, those of us in opposition are the truly compassionate ones; because we understand that this is not a solution to the problems of these very troubled people.

  • Born this way: Stories of young transgender children

    06/08/2014 12:40:08 PM PDT · 38 of 49
    LibertarianLiz to Homer1
    we've gone from "don't play with dolls Johnny, dolls are for girls" to "it's ok if Johnny wants to play with a doll" to "johnny wants to play with dolls -- he must be a girl trapped in boy's body, let's all pretend he's a girl."

    I really wish people would pay more attention to brain research. A couple of years ago, it was determined that the human brain does not completely sync-up (make all connections) until about 25 for females, and 27-28 for males. If we now know this, such drastic, yes drastic, surgeries such as "gender reassignment" should not be done until the person is fully capable of understanding the ramifications of such surgery. That young children are being so confused by this and allowed to play-out being other than the gender they were born as, is a sin. That's it -- we are in a state of sin for pushing such things and allowing such things to happen.

    I also have a problem with the number of suicides that occur in the "transgender" category. I guess that is something else that we should just allow to happen. I suppose it would never occur to these people, that those of us who think we should not be doing this to young children, are actually the compassionate ones.

  • ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Reviews: Tom Cruise Kills It

    06/07/2014 8:21:59 AM PDT · 114 of 180
    LibertarianLiz to ctdonath2

    I hadn’t heard that one before. I can see his point, though. It used to be you might occasionally have to do a scene like that, usually in a sci-fi movie. But, with Peter Jackson, it would be the whole movie. Especially since he decided to use normal sized actors for the dwarves instead of, ya know, dwarves. Ron Howard did a whole movie with dwarves (Willow), so, it can be done.

  • Order Forcing Christian Baker to Do Sensitivity Training for Gay Clients 'Vague' and 'Lousy'

    06/04/2014 7:50:18 PM PDT · 22 of 77
    LibertarianLiz to SeekAndFind
    Christian baker forcing him to undergo sensitivity training

    The commies seem to be more honest and call them Re-education Camps. The 1st Amendment seems now to be null and void. Political correctness trumps 1st Amendment rights.

  • ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Reviews: Tom Cruise Kills It

    06/04/2014 7:43:14 PM PDT · 71 of 180
    LibertarianLiz to Fair Paul
    Does anyone else feel like I do that special effects killed movies? Special effects just suck the life out of a great plot or story line.

    There was just a story out last week about Viggo Mortensen complaining about Peter Jackson and his growing reliance on special effects through the making of the LOTRs trilogy. The first pic, good experience; then, all CG all the time. Mortensen seems to think it hurt the storyline and film.

  • How I Predict Divorce Based on the Wedding Cake

    05/30/2014 9:05:40 AM PDT · 45 of 68
    LibertarianLiz to coloradan
    The cake exchange is supposed to have a bit of “gotcha” in it.

    Really? Since when? This is your wedding day, you have just married the person that you say you love and want to spend the rest of your life with. Smashing a piece of your wedding cake into their face is not in keeping with the event.

    I find the whole thing an example of the lack of maturity in the younger generation. Needing a "gotcha" moment on your wedding day? Really? Grow up. You can be "playful" without insulting your new spouse.

  • How I Predict Divorce Based on the Wedding Cake

    05/30/2014 8:59:20 AM PDT · 44 of 68
    LibertarianLiz to Vigilanteman
    My late mother-in-law was allergic to eggs; so, at our (very) small wedding we had the dinner at a restaurant we all liked and they had a huge ice cream sundae on the dessert menu that served a lot of people. We ordered that, so my mother-in-law could have dessert; and, my late father was also very pleased as ice cream was always a welcome dessert for him.

    When my eldest brother married, they had a cake and there are several photos of the moment when they "fed" each other a piece of cake. My sister-in-law took a piece, which ended up being almost totally frosting. My brother got a photo of himself with a mouthful of frosting, weighing his piece of cake with a look on his face that was priceless. He did NOT, however, shove the cake in her face. They were laughing and he fed her, her piece of cake normally.

    They had their ups and downs; but, they were married for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, they were both killed in an auto accident some years ago.

  • My husband became a ‘woman,’ and it ruined our marriage – and my future relationships

    05/29/2014 9:04:18 AM PDT · 55 of 69
    LibertarianLiz to Morgana
    Ryan's drive for self-actualization and fulfillment

    Yep, I love the way the left always makes something oookey sound so wonderful. I'm glad that this person had the strength to give the other side of this type of behavior. That it is not just about "it's" "self-actualization & fulfillment".

  • Germany’s Green Jobs Miracle Collapses

    05/28/2014 8:35:27 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    LibertarianLiz to rktman

    Unless the “green” energy sector is heavily subsidized, it will never work, making the energy even more expensive than it already is. If only we had a cheaper alternative — oh, wait, we do!

  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

    05/28/2014 8:33:01 AM PDT · 171 of 239
    LibertarianLiz to Perdogg

    Thank you for letting me know that I am not alone. I actually hated that movie. I believe it was my first experience with “dark” movies. Not “dark” as in plot lines; but, “dark” as in, “why can’t they turn up the lights a little so I can see what is happening on the screen?”. Everything was so dark that I couldn’t see clearly what the people were doing in the movie. It was frustrating.

  • Exclusive: “Hunger Games” Killer’s Dad Sells Art Photos of Women’s Behinds

    05/25/2014 6:08:08 PM PDT · 99 of 142
    LibertarianLiz to Perdogg

    I seem to remember John and Yoko taking pictures of their bare “arses” as well, Maybe it’s a Brit thing.

  • Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee: Pelosi is her stooge

    05/24/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · 6 of 28
    LibertarianLiz to SeekAndFind
    Here is a link to an article at The Conservative Treehouse. A little longer than most; but, very informative about Benghazi. It begins with some commentary by Allen West:

  • The Hobbit 3 spoilers: details about the Battle of Five Armies

    05/23/2014 1:50:24 PM PDT · 67 of 72
    LibertarianLiz to Diana in Wisconsin
    I have agreed with your comment already -- hottest dwarf ever.

    However, as I was ruminating about it, I wondered if you would be interested in different roles that Richard Armitage has played. So, if you have Netflix, here are two suggestions:

    (1)Robin Hood. This is a BBC production and an actor named Jonas Armstrong plays Robin Hood. Richard Armitage plays Guy of Gisbourne. It can be silly at times; but, not to bad to watch. (I believe Armitage will almost always be cast as a bad guy because of his deep, baritone voice.) However, even with the baritone voice, the next option (also on Netflix) is (2) North and South. I believe there was an American mini-series some time back with the same name and it was placed during the Civil War; however, this one is about the North and South of England. Armitage plays the ower of a textile mill in the North; and, the female part of the equation was from the London area (South); but, had to move North because of her father (a minister) being relocated. It is only 4 episodes. So, there you have it. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can easily watch these.

  • 12 Foods That Could Kill Your Dog

    05/23/2014 12:06:24 PM PDT · 94 of 109
    LibertarianLiz to dainbramaged
    He did crap gold foil for a couple of days, though.

    Yes, we had a sheltie who ate a bag of hershey kisses once, and it was at Christmas time when they are wrapped in red and gold foil, so her poop was quite colorful when my hubby cleaned up the yard that following week. I also had a different sheltie, who, when as a puppy, ate a bunch of my nieces/nephews crayons. Again, colorful poop.

  • 12 Foods That Could Kill Your Dog

    05/23/2014 12:03:16 PM PDT · 92 of 109
    LibertarianLiz to Freestate316

    Yes, the vet always comments on what a beautiful coat our corgi has. I have never mentioned that it may be due to the bacon grease and licking mayo off a spoon once a week after my hubby fixes his lunches for the week. I’m pretty sure he would not be happy with us; but, the corgi loves us dearly. Yes, doggie affection comes when bacon, cheese and mayo and given.

  • 12 Foods That Could Kill Your Dog

    05/22/2014 6:06:33 PM PDT · 48 of 109
    LibertarianLiz to blam
    * Chocolate

    I had a sheltie that got into a bag of Hershey's kisses one Christmas, my daughter having left it on the floor of her bedroom. It was a full bag, she ate all of them, tin foil and all, and really, no bad effects. I had always thought that the chocolate thing was more of a thing about them eating it regularly, over time.

    And, BACON is on this list. Are you kidding me? What dog doesn't love bacon. My corgi shares my bacon every morning.

  • Female Marine Pullup Failure Doesn't Mean Women Aren't Strong

    05/22/2014 6:00:01 PM PDT · 41 of 113
    LibertarianLiz to QT3.14
    What the hell does that have to do with the ability to carry a wounded comrade, or carry a heavy load in rugged terrain?


    Also, the "women give birth" thing. I'm not sure how much "strength" that really shows. Honestly, labor begins and it does not stop until you are done. And, man, I really recommend an epidural for it. (Yes, I admit that pain and I are not friends, my first child took 22 hours of labor, and I needed drugs.)

  • The Hobbit 3 spoilers: details about the Battle of Five Armies

    05/22/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT · 26 of 72
    LibertarianLiz to Diana in Wisconsin


  • The Hobbit 3 spoilers: details about the Battle of Five Armies

    05/22/2014 5:52:22 PM PDT · 23 of 72
    LibertarianLiz to Mr Rogers

    And I read somewhere that the actor who plays Thorin, Richard Armitage, has said that the ending follows the book. Let’s wait until the movie is actually being shown before we start hating on it because it is leaving out something that we found essential in the book. Then, we can judge what is actually on the screen.

  • Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales

    05/22/2014 9:14:41 AM PDT · 123 of 129
    LibertarianLiz to discostu
    I remember when Lost first started, that the chatter online was that the Island was purgatory, and people needed to work out something that they had failed to work out in life. I remember the producers of the show immediately quashed that idea; but, in the end, it seemed that the early predictors were right. It seemed that whenever a person came to terms with something in their lives, they "died" on the island. In truth, they were already dead, just cleaning up some unfinished business.
  • Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales

    05/21/2014 4:37:31 PM PDT · 78 of 129
    LibertarianLiz to discostu
    I love the endings for Lost

    I have a daughter who says that she is still mad at that show for that ending. I always thought that it was because it confirmed, what I had thought all along, that there were religious overtones to the show, and they had to meet up before they continued on to the great unknown. She hated it, I always felt it was just right. Hubby and I just binge watched Lost a few months ago; and, he was fine with the ending, too. So, I think the people who hated that ending, are probably people who don't like religion, or even a hint of it, especially Christianity.

  • The Next Obamacare Scandal: A Taxpayer-Funded Bailout Of Insurers

    05/21/2014 10:21:39 AM PDT · 2 of 15
    LibertarianLiz to SeekAndFind

    Bump for later reading.

  • City of Rochester Taxpayers to Pay for Transgender "Healthcare"

    05/19/2014 3:16:38 PM PDT · 3 of 10
    LibertarianLiz to LucianOfSamasota
    I remember a couple of years ago, leaving a Seattle Mariner's game and seeing a hand-printed sign on a pole saying, "keep your hands off my birth control". I was wishing for a marker, as I wanted to answer: "Keep your hands out of my pocket."

    I don't know how the media gets away with always portraying this as Conservatives not wanting women to have birth control, when the truth is that we just don't want to pay for your birth control. You want to have birth control, fine, that is your business; but, please stop insisting that I have to pay for it.

  • Viggo Mortensen criticizes ‘Lord of the Rings’ films Jackson discovered CGI ‘he never looked back’

    05/17/2014 10:36:02 AM PDT · 72 of 72
    LibertarianLiz to IronJack
    I would also like to add, from the first Hobbit film:

    When Balin is explaining to Bilbo why Thorin hates Orcs the way he does; he tells him that Azog the Defiler had sworn to "end the line of Durin".

    Now, lets see: Thorin is wandering from place to place, looking for his long-lost father, his whereabouts not easily known. Gandalf plucks him from obscurity, puts him out in the open with 13 of his kin, including his two heirs, thus, in essence, putting a bullseye on his back.

    He takes him to a back entrance to the kingdom of his sworn enemy; and, then disappears as he is wont to do.

    Thorin, his heirs and kin and now on their own on a "quest" that Gandalf promised he would help them with; but, as is his wont, he disappears.

    At the end, Thorin has completely lost his mind, he and the only other heirs to the Throne of Durin (Kili and Fili) die with him and the line of Durin is ended. Great work, Gandalf. It has made me wonder if he was working for Azog all along. (Okay, I'm kidding about the last part; but, Azog has gotten his wish.)

  • Viggo Mortensen criticizes ‘Lord of the Rings’ films Jackson discovered CGI ‘he never looked back’

    05/16/2014 9:15:36 AM PDT · 57 of 72
    LibertarianLiz to IronJack
    But probably the truest characterization was Ian McKellen’s stellar portrayal of Gandalf.

    I had never read any of these books until the movies came out. However, I have ended up really disliking Gandalf. My husband was shocked the first time I told him that I hated Gandalf.

    He is bored, so he gets some innocent people and puts them in grave danger all for his own entertainment. Yeah, yeah, he is helping them "grow" and become more than they ever thought they could be. And then, when things are the most dire, he disappears. Bah!