Feb 28th 2011 12:48PM I intend to never watch Charlie Sheen again. It's self-absorbed, self-indulgent fools like him who fund the drug trade -- the demand side of the equation. He is indirectly responsible for the destruction of millions of lives, and even for the murders of thousands of people here and in Mexico.
Jan 9th 2011 7:58PM It should be obvious that the best thing for the next generation is to be raised by a mother who can devote full time to their care, courtesy of a man who makes enough dough to support them all. The mother's paycheck is not nearly as important as the mother's presence.
May 29th 2010 12:09PM Ryan, your faith in the Obama administration is admirable, but some of us do not share it. Democrats have been perpetrating vote fraud forever (e.g., dead people voting in Chicago to put JFK over the top in 1960; ballots that mysteriously appeared in King County, Wash. when needed for Christine Gregoire to fraudulently defeat Dino Rossi; ballots that belatedly emerged from a car trunk in Duluth, Minnesota when needed to fraudulently elect that joke of a senator, Al Franken, etc. etc.) Who's to say that they won't tweak the census results to give unwarranted Congressional representation to the inner city neighborhoods that vote most blindly and reliably for Democrats?
May 29th 2010 11:36AM My son is working for the census this summer, between college terms. Rather a disappointment. While his situation is not as bad as Joe's, the disorganization and lack of professional attention to data integrity are shocking for someone whose prior work experience had been with a respected law firm. The Obama administration is not administering this census with the tools that one would expect in a 21st century project.
Our personal experience was not that great, either. I didn't fill out the mailed questionnaire because I wanted to see how the Bureau would deal with the matter. (I am something of a student of census history, having reviewed all censuses between 1790 and 1920 extensively.) The person who came asked me who else was living in the home. I said my wife was. He asked, "Is she a female?" Duh. He asked if any of our children were living at home. I said my youngest son was. Question: "Is he a male?" I complained about the stupidity of that question, but the census take said, "We are required to ask that." Whoever is "requiring" that should be fired.
Clue to the census: A "son" is ALWAYS male. If (God forbid) he had been transgendered (ugh), he would now be a "daughter." With stupid questions like these, it's no wonder that this project is driving people to distraction.
May 28th 2010 8:36PM Kathleen, most of the great painters, sculptors, composers and poets of all time have been men. There, I just refuted your pathetic theory about men being "emotional morons." Men just don't feel the need to blather on about their emotions all the time. Most of us prefer acting on them.
As far as the "right words to say," it goes both ways. A little compliment now and again can work wonders. And on the subject of words, I am forever grateful that my wife doesn't have your filthy mouth.
May 28th 2010 8:22PM Mike -- Theoretically I subscribe to unconditional love and all of that, but recognizing reality there's a lot of truth in your post. Sex is a physical act, even though it should also be a communion of souls. If you have to perform on a giant mountain of blubber, at some point it's not going to do anything for you on any level.
Thank God my bride takes care of herself, even after decades of marriage and numerous children. If she had ever hit 200, much less 300, I would have plunged into permanent depression. I understand that there are guys who prefer obese women. I'm not one of them.
May 28th 2010 8:04PM Ben, you are confused. God gave Eve to be a helpmeet for man, and commanded him to take care of her. In essence, that is the prototype for all human marriage. Even though you are correct that limiting man to one wife at a time is not a scriptural requirement, as Abraham, Moses and the other patriarchs had plural wives, the wives in every case were to be faithful to their husbands, and the husbands for their part had no need to stray. In any event, we have adopted the Roman system of monogamy in this country, so consideration of plural wives is academic (unless you want to move to Africa or Arabia).
Fidelity really cuts down on STDs and all other manner of heatache. Plus innumerable studies have shown that children do best where the family structure is stable and the father is present in the home.
Finally, adultery and fornication are clearly forbidden by the teachings of Christ, the apostles and prophets, and with good reason. I have the sense that you're trying to justify something you would do better to forsake.
May 28th 2010 7:49PM torinoluvr58 -- You must have the patience of Job, or something. Have you tried romantic dinners? sunset walks? flowers? chocolates? poetry? doing the dishes for her? fasting & prayer? foot massage? vacuuming out her car? back massage? losing 20 lbs?
If none of that works, ask her what she thinks she committed to when she married you. The last 3 weddings I attended, part of the bride's vows were to "give herself to her husband," and every adult knows what that is supposed to mean. If she doesn't view herself as bound by that, ask her to get counseling with you. If she won't do it, tell her you're hiring a divorce lawyer.
May 28th 2010 7:27PM He could very well be "able" if he got a little help. Get him some Viagra or Cialis. YOU may not care about the lack of intimacy, but, trust me, HE cares about it.
May 25th 2010 8:28PM You can and probably should change the "way" part from time to time. However, sticking with the same person is vastly better from many angles -- no worries about STDs, no devastation from cheating, no questions about paternity, no issues about thinking about person Y or Z when you're with X, no complications from comparing. Imho the union of man and wife (both the spiritual union and the physical act) is greatly enhanced when each partner knows that the other is faithful to the marriage covenant. (Married 34 years to my one-and-only, and have never, ever been bored.)
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