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Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Sue
Sounds like the husband of a friend of mine who...

Sounds like the husband of a friend of mine who didn't file his taxes for years because he figured he didn't owe much and "they'd" never notice. Guess what? Eventually "they" did! And not much...
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
I think there aren't that many times when it's...

I think there aren't that many times when it's important to address a total stranger by a name or term but one is when you're trying to get their attention "Ma'am, ma'am you left your purse behind"...
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
That's true. There was an episode of Mary Tyler...

That's true. There was an episode of Mary Tyler Moore entitled "Today I am a Ma'am" and it was all about how Mary at 30 was made to feel like an older woman because someone called her ma'am.
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
What do they expect you to call them? I mean I...

What do they expect you to call them? I mean I guess if they're already angry anything you say may set them off but in all seriously what is an acceptable way to refer to someone if you don't know...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Sue
You mean it's 18 yrs since they killed off Maude?...

You mean it's 18 yrs since they killed off Maude? Whoa :eek:. Come to think of it though it's been at least 10 yrs since I watched The Simpsons with any kind of regularity.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sue
Texas' twisted excuse for removing Helen Keller

Perhaps the most overtly dogmatic cut was the deletion of the phrase, "such as holding public officials to their word" from a fourth-grade unit on how to participate in civic affairs. But the erasure...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Sue
Aww The Simpsons wasn't making enough money to...

Aww The Simpsons wasn't making enough money to cough up a few more bucks? To quote someone "sad".
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Sue
If we include cartoons they killed off Maude...

If we include cartoons they killed off Maude Flanders a few years back and while she wasn't exactly a main character she was certainly a regular character. Not sure why they killed her off other...
Forum: Rantidote 19 September 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
One of my neighbours just starting selling Amway....

One of my neighbours just starting selling Amway. I thought her selling Tupperware and Avon was bad. This is worse.
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Sue
It really does come down to what a "main"...

It really does come down to what a "main" character is. For me it's being pretty cutesy with their audience if they're claiming to be killing off a main character and it turns out to be a character...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Sue
So does Kavanaugh want this man speaking on his...

So does Kavanaugh want this man speaking on his behalf next week?
Forum: Rantidote 19 September 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
Canada How times change! I am old enough to remember...

How times change! I am old enough to remember when Am radio ruled the waves and was around for the transition to FM which IIRC happened in my high school years. Certainly by university only parents...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sue
That's not unique to Helen Keller. My biggest...

That's not unique to Helen Keller. My biggest issue with erasing any notable woman from a history curriculum is that there are so few women who have ever been considered "worthy" enough to even be...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Sue
I don't think people concerned that their...

I don't think people concerned that their livelihoods will be affected are going to consider what PETA did to be innocuous protesting. At least the counter protesters used their words (as my mother...
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 293,883
Posted By Sue
There are some people that aren't happy unless...

There are some people that aren't happy unless they are unhappy. I should know better than to ask a person like this "so how's the new apartment?" I really should have known the answer wasn't going...
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
Speaking of Dr Who - it's not a terrible thing...

Speaking of Dr Who - it's not a terrible thing that I've never seen this show and have no interest in it! Really, it's not but you wouldn't think that based on the reactions I get from some of the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sue
How are they planning to cover the election of...

How are they planning to cover the election of Trump? Trump ran unopposed in 2016 ... or... Although Trump lost the popular vote to She Who Must Not Be Named in 2016 he still got the Electoral...
Forum: SLC 18 September 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 92,551
Posted By Sue
I just replied to an email that was forwarded to...

I just replied to an email that was forwarded to me but sent my response to the wrong person. I don't think I said anything too terrible (I may have plausible deniability if they take things the...
Forum: SLC 18 September 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 193,420
Posted By Sue
Teacher Dear L, We agreed you can pay us back a...

Dear L,

We agreed you can pay us back a small amount each paycheque until you're repaid the loan we made you. What we didn't agree to was that we'd have to remind you every single time. I'm not...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sue
Helen Keller is still extremely well known and...

Helen Keller is still extremely well known and was also a major historical figure who deserves to be remembered - teach kids about the positives of her life and the way she contributed to the world...
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Sue
She's never penned a "Mommy Dearest" before. I...

She's never penned a "Mommy Dearest" before. I don't think the timing is a coincidence. You, of course, are free to conclude otherwise. As to the children of the family, only two have ever come...
Forum: Rantidote 17 September 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Sue
No the Soon-Yi Allen story does not "prove" that...

No the Soon-Yi Allen story does not "prove" that Woody Allen was right and Mia Farrow is a bitch :rolleyes:. All it proves is that everyone has their own story and are entitled to tell that story. ...
Forum: Rantidote 16 September 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
Thanks for telling me this! I'm not ready to...

Thanks for telling me this! I'm not ready to give up on FB yet but I know a few people who have deactivated and are annoyed that it's not a permanent thing. I'll be sure and pass this info along!
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By Sue
Unless they've changed things you can never...

Unless they've changed things you can never really delete entirely - all you have to do is key in your username and password and you're right back where you were when you left.

I've got a few...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 September 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sue
My main issue would be that there are already so...

My main issue would be that there are already so few women being mentioned, let alone studied, in history. But by all means let's delete mention of some of the few.
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