Just a small town girl (Living in a lonely world! Sorry, couldn't resist.) from the Midwest. I'm a music loving woman, so I have the habit of breaking out into song....I can find a song in everything. I also have the dirty habit of quoting movies, especially Disney. I laugh loud, I've got the heart of a ten year old, and I love to see humor in life. I love sports. I am a HUMUNGOUS Yankees fan and my football lovin' heart roots for the Steelers. And as far as Hockey...I watch it for the bloody fights. My bucket list is huge, but I'd love to learn how to ice skate. Other than that...I'm just waiting for the Royal Family to adopt me.
In no particular order...1. Forest Gump2. Good Will Hunting3. Dirty Dancing4. Harry Potter5. LOTR6. Hobbit7. Hose on Haunted Hill (Vincent Price)8. Fury9. Singing in the Rain10. Marry Poppins11. Dead Poet's Society12. Jawbreaker (such a guilty pleasure)13. A Christmas Story14. How the Grinch Stole Christmas15. Breakfast Club16. Monty Python17. Black Sheep18. Tommy Boy19. E.T20. My Cousin Vinny21. Down Periscope22. 47 Ronin23. Clerks 224. Silence of the Lambs25. FridayI could literally keep going...
I could never bring myself to do it personally.As for others, it is 100% their choice. It's not my place to make that decision for them.
What is missing from this discussion is that the City passed an anti-discrimination ordinance, and is being sued by parties that don't like it. In order to defend the City, their attorney has subpoenaed "sermons" given by the supporters of the party that filed the suit. It is accepted that when you file a suit, you lose your right to keep your affairs private if they can lead to admissible evidence. I don't see anything wrong with an anti-discrimination. Its not my belief that you can make others like or respect each other, but something like this does provide a certain protection. Some people just don't like what they don't understand and some will take that to the extreme. But you're right...If they file a suit.....rest is history.Thanks for the input! Really helped round it out.
I thought about possibly going as the Joker, only more feminine. I can't think of anything else.In the past I've gone as a Navy girl, nurse, Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds, and the classic Witch.I went as Garcia from CM because everyone kept saying I resembled her. Which I don't see. The only resemblance I ever saw was that I wear flowers in my hair.
I don't think it should be considered weird or anything like that. Sex in the dark can be amazing. You can't see and therefore completely rely on the your hearing and sense of feeling. It can really make the moment more intense.
I love these kind of discussions. They always bring out the conservatives, who spend their time on other threads talking about individual freedom and over reaching government thugs, to defend the actions of the police. They talk a good game of freedom and liberty until the chips are down, and then they show themselves to be the authoritarians that they really are. I suppose I should clarify that I wasn't defending what the cops have done. If they are out of line, then they should be punished. In the videos above, they are out of line. But on the other side of the coin, if a cop is truly being threatened...then yes, they have a right to use force and to defend themselves. That doesn't necessarily mean they should pull out their guns every time. But in the above video, they didn't have a justifiable reason to show that amount of force.I tend to have a long way of explaining myself and talking in circles that my viewpoints don't come out very clearly. I can actually see where the confusion lies in what I said here and what I said on my post about the Mayor. I try to get all sorts of ideas out at once and they're not clear.In the Michael Brown case....the cop should be tried for murder. In the case of the video above where the cops busted the window....completely out of line and they should get in trouble for it, if not fired for abuse of power. In the case above where the male officers strip searched the female....completely out of line and an invasion of privacy. They should have been fired. Only a female cop should have ever touched her and only with probable cause to do so. I don't like abuse of power out of anyone. Cops, politicians, pastors, teachers, bosses, etc.My examples of my uncles are only to show another side, not to defend or to insinuate that there is only a good side or to even say that my uncles are perfect examples of cops, because I'm sure they're not. I recall actually saying that if I ever saw either of my uncles being unprofessional or acting out of line, I would gladly turn them in. The story about my uncle pulling a gun? He did that because he first has a gun pointed at him. Would you not do the same in his situation? So yes, I do believe in fair treatment, freedom and liberty, and equal rights. That may clash with other beliefs, but so be it. The fact that I sometimes find myself attracted to women clashes with those same beliefs. Never would claim to be perfect in any aspect of my life. I've screwed up just as much as the next person.Now, if my opinion can be proven wrong (which you helped clear up for me on my post about the Mayor) then I will gladly admit it. I can form an opinion on something I see or hear, but have it change when I hear all sides. Part of making that post was to get another opinion.
this is what's going on:there are multiple kinds of non-profit tax rates, but the best is for religious houses of worship; houses of worship are entirely tax exempt. you can be a non-profit political advocacy group that is religiously based, but you still have to pay taxes. in irs rules, you can be one but not the other. so if you are a church and part of what you officially do is endorse candidates, have organized activities to get people to vote yes or no for initiatives, or do voter registration drives over any political issue, you are not allowed to be tax exempt. you still bet to be a non-profit and get a reduced tax rate -- you're just not allowed to get out of paying anything. This has made a lot of sense out of the whole thing. So, the churches in question are also being political advocates....something that has not been mentioned in anything I have found. Like I said to Ruthie, my opinion thus far as been based on what I've been able to find. So since she isn't demanding....has she even asked to see the sermons, and if so, for what purpose? Just trying to make sense of the whole thing. Thank you for shedding light on it.
This has become the problem with political debate, especially among conservatives. Facts don't matter as much as making political points. The sermons aren't being "demanded," as has been said in a lot of the headlines from conservative sources, they have been subpoenaed for purposes which bustyreadhead has said above. The word "demands" or "demanded" works better for the narrative that they are promoting, that it is an unfair invasion by the city of Houston, and it's "lesbian" mayor. It's remarkable how none of the headlines ever starts a city's mayor's name with "straight." There were no headlines about how the straight mayor of Dallas was handling the Ebola crisis, but calling Houston's mayor a "lesbian," attracts the attention of the target audience. Houston's First Lesbian Mayor DEMANDS to see ALL ...www.thepoliticalinsider.com/frighten-every-american-believes-freedom/2 days ago - Houston mayor, Annise Parker, the city's first openly lesbian mayor, is conducting a litigious witch-hunt against religious leaders, issuing ...Houston's Lesbian Mayor Demands Pastors Turn Over ...clashdaily.com/.../houston-problem-houstons-lesbian-mayor-demands-pa...2 days ago - The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or ...And so on and on and on. This is why I like threads such as these. I get different view points! Any article that's come up during my searches have all basically said the same thing, so I haven't been able to hear another side of it. If they aren't being demanded and if she isn't trying to do anything that the articles I've read say she is doing, then she's not doing anything wrong. My opinions thus far on the matter are simply based on what I've been able to find.Have you found any non-conservative articles on this?
Think the County Spokesperson said an unrevised/ outdated Jail policy was the reason this incident occured and the officers did nothing wrong. That is such a cop out. No pun intended. They should have been reprimanded for that.
EDITED:I read an article saying that the Mayor of Houston has demanded that pastors in Houston need to turn over their sermons to be proofread and that they should no longer teach against homosexuality, transgendered, etc. Is this actually true? If it is true....would you agree or disagree with her.Here's my stance:1. Separation between church and state. 2. First Amendment-Freedom of Religion/Speech. All sides should respect this. The government shouldn't be allowed to tell ANY religion what they can and cannot teach. On the other side of the coin, religious groups shouldn't do this to any other or to demand laws that would in some way violate any right that we have as a US citizen. If she actually did this, then my opinion that she was wrong and abused her power still stands. If she did not, which a few ladies have helped pull out other sides of the story, then that opinion is no longer valid. My opinion would then change. Because if she didn't do what they articles say she did, then she did nothing wrong. Are there any other articles on this that are non-conservative? The only articles I've been able to find are from a conservative view. So, Lush, any comments?Here is the link in case anyone wants to read the article (this is a conservative view and therefor only shows one side): http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/14/city-houston-demands-pastors-turn-over-sermons/
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