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  1. I'm most concerned about the armed pistol carrying midgets in my closet........ :-P
  2. After the elections are over I intend on keeping Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul in my closet next to my snow shoes. They're so entertaining. I've got a midget in there too but please don't tell anyone. The 'Little People' lobby is getting pretty powerful nowadays and I don't need the extra heat.
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    Hsieh on Frank

    See? He's possessive and trigger happy. What's not to love?? :-P
  4. Believe it or not, women know things. They are especially familiar with the idea that things live and die, which men don’t immediately grasp as a first principle. We’re the guys who intervene to preserve life, build suspension bridges, drill oil wells in the North Sea and whatnot to keep everybody alive. We’re so good at it, that more people are alive today than all the people who previously lived on earth. It is a special form of boy-child denial, to believe that one’s chance in life is a foregone conclusion. You could be hit by a bus (or an unplanned romance) tomorrow. In view of this fact,
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    Hsieh on Frank

    Despite the freedom she expected in her relationship, it looks to me like she saw Frank almost the way many men see their wives, as property, or as extensions of themselves. She assumed that he felt that way because she felt that way. It would be preposterous for the furniture to disagree. Judith I think you have a very narrow and non objective view on what most men view their women as. Most men do not view their women as property. Do you seriously think this? I wouldn't even think that most men in America viewed their wives as property in the year 1700. We are not living in Saudi Ara
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    Hsieh on Frank

    Why not? Haven't you ever heard of "open marriage"? After the first heat of passion wears off of a relationship, one no longer goes crazy at the thought of one's partner being with someone else. I've always been surprised that people found Frank's complicity so surprising -- it seems perfectly normal to me after so many years of marriage. Judith What is the point of holding someone to be your "highest value", and publicly proclaiming it even after decades of marriage, if one is going to engage, with other people, in the most intimate and value-expressive activities that mutual "highest val
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    Hsieh on Frank

    What movie ??? Atlas Shrugged. Angelina Jolie is playing Dagny Taggart. There's a thread in here somewhere about it.
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    Hsieh on Frank

    Yes, I'm aware. I've read all of the back and forth.
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    Hsieh on Frank

    The last I heard the movie is coming out at the end of this year. Unless you have an unusually short life expectancy you might be able to see it.
  10. Ignoring reality in order to convince others to do the same is cultish behavior. This is precisely what Jim and Laure proposed. I'm not going to call someone a cultist, I'll just say that if the shoe fits they can wear it. Shayne I'd like to announce the founding of The Brant Gaede Cult. The object is to send me all your money and valuable worldly goods. It's okay to sell the later and just send me money, but I would like a Bentley and a fishing rod. Oh, yes, a throne as befits my new status. --Brant Oooooo! I want to be the first member! Pick me! Pick me!
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    Jordan, I'm not suggesting that one should be rude or mean or cruel. Anything but. I'm suggesting that when one frames one's responses to these questions in a kinder way than one thinks them, one is surely at least skirting the truth. For instance, when you say "I can't make the date you propose" to a man you don't care to see, now or ever, you are suggesting something that is not true -- that is, that if you could make the date, you would. And to the boring date who asks, "Did you enjoy the evening" -- a "gentle way" of saying you didn't enjoy it sounds to me like an impossibility. My p
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    Hsieh on Frank

    Yes, MSK. Sometimes harsh words can be a contribution. Feel the love! :-P
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    Hsieh on Frank

    Agreed. And this stuff is all worthless gossip anyway. What does it matter? Have you folks even thought about that? This ancient topic just serves as terrain for people to argue with one another over something that ultimately is inconsequential and also irrelevent to the realm of ideas. I'm guessing that the median age on this site is 35 or 40? Regardless, it's old enough for us to know better. I don't care how much Frank drank. But I'd be more interested, from a moral point of view, understanding why any male would ever consent to what he did. But even that is mere gossip and worthles
  14. Oh, come on, Rich, you gotta tell a story !!! Your stories for the most part crack me up. We've shared quite a few stories and you gotta cough some up and quick !!! Rob is needing some entertainment. True.....but 'robbie boy' isn't very amusing. I'm shattered! :-P
  15. (I see that this is an old thread, but want to reply to it anyway) Kat - I have no qualms with Angelina Jolie's ability to play Dagny. What I am a bit uncomfortable with though, is the segment of movie-goers who will come to watch this movie not because of Atlas Shrugged, but because of their lingering identification with Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider/Mr. Mrs Smith, etc. I feel almost protective of the story from those who may have never even heard of the book and won't be able to grasp its depth. I've never before cared this much for the release of a movie! Would you rather them not appear