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lzatlanta73

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  1. How can a woman who as attained the Governorship of a State be a setback to women's rights? You would think that a woman who proved that there were no limits to how high of an office in her own state would be championed by the women's rights people. it makes no difference how high she has climbed and i applaude her for her achievements. She is not the only woman governor in America. however, just because she is a woman does not mean all women support her as vice president. some do some don't. I don't. she scares me. But, so did Nixon. Has she tried to change abortion laws in her own state of Alaska? NO. So how can you make this claim? I don't know if she has tried to change abortion laws in her own state, that is not the point. the point is she does not approve of abortion under any circumstances. That is scary if she is able to make appointments to the supreme court that favor her belief. Of course there is hope that someone with those strict views would not be confirmed. Actually according to the Roe V Wade decision, the states CAN enact laws prohibiting or limiting abortions in the last three months of a pregnancy. So your comment is not 100% correct. yes, I know what the states can do. and at 7 months of pregnancy there is too much harm to the mother and the baby can live. I do not know the stats on this but aren't third trimester abortions rare anyway? aren't most abortions in the first trimester? Again, that is not the point. A woman should have a right to make any decisions regarding her own body. Jimmy Carter was in a "fundamentalist" denomination while he was president; was that a problem for you then? Your fear of her religion smacks of bigotry. Bigotry? I was raised in a fundamentalist religion and my brother is a minister in a fundamentalist religion (penecostal). I've been to his church many times over the years. I'm not in the least afraid of her religion. She can believe what she wants. I do. I just don't happen to believe as I did as a child. Jimmy Carter never tried to put his strong beliefs on the people of America. I'm just hoping that Palin can be as thoughtful. She can believe as she wishes as long as she keeps it out of politcs. Her stand on gun rights is very much in sync with how the majority of Americans feel. Won't it be funny if McCain wins in Pennsylvania just based on Palin's views on hunting. Then will reconsider how out of sync your views are? every day on the local news where I live there are shootings and murders. We have one of the highest murder rates in the country. It's easier to get a gun here than drugs. Kids as young as 10 have been caught with guns at school. Drive bys are a nightly occurrence in the city. I have friends on the local police force and they tell me that not everyting even makes the news. We get a daily body count like during Vietnam. In the larger cities this is a major problem. It has nothing to do with hunting game. Biden's state of Delaware doesn't have many more people than Alaska, and it's smaller than a polar bear turd. true, Delaware has about 900K vs Alaska 600K What a RACIST COMMENT! You are a total bigot. I'm sorry you have come to that conclusion based on a few words -- but believe me I'm about the farthest thing from a racist and a bigot that you could ever meet. If I was a racist and a bigot would I be voting for Obama? or be a Hillary supporter? I don't think so. I'm just stating my opinion like everyone else here.
  2. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!! I've not been here in a while but I have to answer this silly, probably unregistered, never voted in the USA before, uninformed sad excuse for a human! I first voted in 1972 and have voted in every election since then. I was/am a Hillary supporter since day 1---I mean year one--back in the early 90's. I still am. However, I must do what is best for my country. I looked at McCain briefly but he was too conservative for me. Then, when he picked Palin as his VP candidate, my mind was definately made up to vote for Obama. Palin scares the stuff out of me. She will set women's rights back single handly.If she is elected we must remember that the next president will likely appoint new members to the supreme court. And as vice president, she may/will have influence over McCain--and may even become president. Palin's stand on women's rights echos the old school white man dominated politics of the mid century--she will try to overturn Roe v Wade. No one, I mean NO ONE has the right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do to her body--whether you agree with abortion or not--I don't for the most part. She does not believe in birth control for heaven's sake. Plus she is a member of a fundamentalist religion which is her right under the constituion but how will this affect her govening. Her stand on gun control is not in synch with what is going on in our cities. Sure, let her use her assault weapon on animals for food, let hunters keep the right to hunt. But what does this have to do with kids in the cities having access to Glocks and other guns. There are no moose in Detroit or St Louis but there are a lot of gangs and murder!Palin has goverened a state with less people that my small city of 25k...and we are next to a metropolitan area of over 2 million. She has never traveled the world and seen how other people think or live and how they view Americans. I have way more stamps in my passport than she does and I actually crossed borders!!!! Also, she has a very shaky education and to me that is most important. I cannot believe that in the America of the 21st century people are still concerned with race....get real! Obama (who is biracial) has attended two very prestigeous Universities-- The Univ of Illinois and Harvard --a very first class education. and he went on to do what I think is very important --served his community--he cares about people and knows what its like to be lower middle class. Biden overcame great personal tragedies to become a well respected senator that also had a first class education at U of Deleware and Syracuse University. Palin went to 5 colleges to get a degree in Journalism. That's what we at Memphis State used to say about people who could not make the grade in real classes! Something else that scares me about the Republican party and their nominees....did you see their convention? Everyone was white---there were a few tokens --- maybe about 200 in the hall. Stepford delegates. Spooky. While the Democratic convention had all the flavors of the rainbow at their convention, white, black brown, tan, yellow, pink, even a few greens -- a real group of what America is really like. So srplane, do your homework. it's time for a more modern, classical, up-to-date politician to take the reins of our country. One that takes account ALL of the American people, across party lines. And please, be nicer on your posts please. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now!
  3. oh my wildest dreams........lying on a bed under robert plant!
  4. Wow, I should be so young! Got ya beat -- saw the boys in 72!
  5. most excellent photos. mind if I ask what kind of camera? Thanks
  6. Yo Yo Memphis They are playing Nashville July 19 at the Sommet Center. I bought tickets online through Ticketmonster Thursday night. Check it out.
  7. Jimi -- Jimmy -- Eric I've had this discussion many times as I'm sure you all have. Jimi -- yes, he was taken too young. IMO he set the standard by which all future guitarists would be "judged" (for lack of a better word). The craziness in his own life came through on his playing and it was magic. Eric -- they don't call him slowhand for nothing. One of the most boring concerts I have ever seen. Saw him once in the mid 70s and that was enough. Jimmy -- Exciting, innovative, always fresh and playful. He could play rock, blues, and jazz flavored guitar. He is, IMO, truly a master of the instrument. True story: a friend of mine's father was the guitar player with Little Richard from the 60's to the late 90's or the early 2000s (don't remember exact date). Great story -- he replaced Little Richard's former guitar player who according to my friends father was just to weird for LR. That guitar player -- Jimi Hendrix.
  8. I've seen the Stones 7 times mainly because they are the only band to ever come to Memphis (or so it seems). Last time was Little Rock on their last tour. The Stones are awsome as a "flash back" band. I have to say, IMO, that they peaked about 75.
  9. Sorry about your troubles EV. I can totally identify. 2007 was a bad year, father died, brother died, lost my job, lost my health insurance-- and I'm bipolar. Find a good therapist -- it's always good to have an objective person to talk to and cry with. Friends and family want to help but most of the time they are too close. With most depressive episodes, you will know when the time is right to re-enter the human race. Is there a university medical center near you? I've found them to be very helpful. Peace. C
  10. You hit the nail on the head. The birth of R&R changed music forever. Artists were striking new ground and going places not imagined before or after. Part of it was the chemicals I'm sure, but they were innocent and safe then which is strange because the music was (and is) wet, wild and free. Where I live you never knew who you would run into in clubs or who would sit in with the house band. Music was ALIVE. Oh, you left out one major contributor--Frank Zappa.
  11. I was visiting Dallas this summer and my friends were listening to some off the wall country station and I swear I heard the Dolly Parton version. Nearly choked! LOL LOL LOL
  12. QUOTE (lzatlanta73 @ Feb 7 2008, 10:24 PM) it doesn't really matter anyway -- big business runs the country and the president is just a figure head. In what aspect does big business run the country? I'd rather they run it than some of the jokers in this so-called thing we calla government Oil companies, haliburton, Vietnam, both gulf wars, need more? No matter who is elected, they are just a figure head for all their cronies. This has been going on for most of the last 100 years (probably more) but more so in the last 50. Yes, I am very cynical but I've seen too much corruption over the years. But nevertheless I vote because I can. And for that I am forever thankful. That felt good
  13. I was 17 when the voting age was lowered to 18 and was so happy to be able to vote -- this was during Vietnam and our thinking was if you are old enought to die for your country you should have a say--I still believe this. I have voted in every national election since 1972. As to people being too old to vote--never. There are very few oldsters that should not vote due to whatever and their families know who they are. As to driving age, yes, we should ALL be tested periodically and not because of age only. We all know people of all ages who should not be driving..right?
  14. Zepplin Zappa Bowie Yes Stones Leon Russell Eagles Queen Robert Plant
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