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Re: “What Happens Next?

Well Dave, how are they supposed to make up their minds if we don't mansplain it to them?

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Posted by Jeff on 10/28/2014 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Local Man Concerned About Who Gets Free Candy

Or you could be like the man who buys lots of inexpensive Halloween-themed accessories - think fake nose, glasses + nose + mustache, silly hats, etc., and when kids come to his door who don't have costumes, he gives them something so they can trick-or-treat in style. He didn't mention anything about undeserving individuals or people from other neighborhoods or tall ones.

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Posted by memjmc on 10/28/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “What Happens Next?

Unfortunately, Grove, Pop, et al, we have no gods on earth to peer into lady souls and dictate who was responsible and thus deserves an abortion and who was irresponsible and deserves to be afflicted with children. Instead, for the most part, economics makes those decisions instead of gods.

But I guess the Invisible Hand of the Free Market is something of a diety in some circles. I've heard they sacrifice other people's children to it, and that seems to work for them, so there must be something to it.

Me, I worship Crom. Strong in his mountain. When I die, I will have to go before him and he will ask me the riddle of steel.

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Posted by Jeff on 10/28/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “What Happens Next?

The majority of comments on this thread seem to be from males. Interesting.

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Posted by DaveClancy on 10/28/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Local Man Concerned About Who Gets Free Candy

I feel his pain. I mean, how are we supposed to know which of these kids deserve candy, and which are just freeloading? It's usually pretty dark out by then, with just a few jackolanterns around the door, their candles burned down to stubs, so it's not always easy spotting the ones who have made poor choices in life. I mean, I don't want to make their poverty any more comfortable by giving them free candy.

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Posted by Jeff on 10/28/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Local Man Concerned About Who Gets Free Candy

Mr. Whale, tell the kids who arent wearing a costume or who appear to be over the age of 15 (or 18, or whatever age YOU decide) that Halloween is for kids to dress up and they dont qualify. in other words, be a grown up.

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Posted by Shloimie Klugmann on 10/28/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “What Happens Next?

@CL, Who said anything about BJs? I think he was talking about the ifs, ands, and butts.

I can't tell you how many people I've heard about who were still "virgins" because they went to 5th base, but never officially hit home plate until marriage. Jesus doesn't count it if it's in another hole.

And on the argument, I was just posing the position of the pro-lifer. I understand where the argument originates. It doesn't mean I think pro-life policy is a good idea. I think it's not, but I do understand the basis of the argument.

For the record, neither of my kids were planned, and neither time were we officially "trying", but we knew the possibility was there before jumping into bed. Contraception isn't perfect, but I'd be willing to bet that the majority of abortions performed are not to end pregnancies where all precautions were taken. So you're right Jeff, unwanted pregnancies aren't ALWAYS the result of irresponsible decisions, but I'd be willing to bet that the majority of them were the result of irresponsible decisions.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 10/28/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “The NBA — and Mike Conley — Gets Ready to Grind

"young blood" >

Posted by youngblood_901 on 10/28/2014 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Dan Savage Takes Memphis Playwright to Task Over Verisimilitude

I didn't understand it either. So maybe it's just the two of us.

Posted by nobody on 10/28/2014 at 12:59 PM

Re: “What Happens Next?

@Jeff

At which you excel, my good sir.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 10/28/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “What Happens Next?

Thanks for offering such delicious bait, but I prefer trolling to being trolled.

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Posted by Jeff on 10/28/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “What Happens Next?

APop, Oh, I had the feeling that I walked in on something.

Jeff, Both my parents had advanced degrees, married in the Church of Christ, 4 kids in 4 years, none planned. But then we are all wo/manly and good looking.

Grove, Your logic is very humane and sensible. Half the kids in my siblings and 1st cousin generation are adopted. It's a great alternative. But we didn't actually snatch little bubbah out of the womb.

ooo gross Not-a-, how often do you go to this page? And nothing about blow jobs.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/28/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Mo’s Bows 2014 Spring Lookbook — Catching up with designer Moziah Bridges

Very proud of this young man.

Posted by brownbear62 on 10/28/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Confederate Heritage Groups Vow to Fight Park Name Changes

They are still fighting the war? The war ended in 1865. The only thing being fought are attacks against the history and heritage of that war. I don't believe that any of this would be happening had it not been for the attack on the parks' names and the subsequent changing of those names.

Posted by Thomas Moore on 10/28/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 43

That is my kids' dream plate of food- all beige.

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Posted by MamaChockley on 10/28/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “What Happens Next?

Over 1,2000,000 abortions a year in the U.S. are not the result of "despite all precautions". They are the result of abortion being used as a form of birth control. Jeff is right, only abstinence is 100 %, that doesn't mean the lack of sexual intimacy.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/contraception/bc_chart.html#

Choosing a highly effective form of birth control and being prepared to choose adoption should your roll of the dice result in a child is far better than killing it.

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Posted by Not-a-Midtown-Liberal on 10/28/2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Five Starting Fives: Who should be starting for the Grizzlies?

I think the past coaches have something to do with 1st rounder's not progressing

Posted by JamesMemphisFan on 10/28/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “What Happens Next?

Gentlemen, you may find this hard to believe, but one can get pregnant despite all precautions, after an entire string of wise choices, and with nothing but personal responsibility guiding ones actions. And after all that still need an abortion. I know, I know, that doesn't fit your personal philosophical fantasy of how the world really works. People who make the right choices are always rewarded with rainbows and ponies, while those who make the wrong choices are made to suffer unto the seventh generation. Suffering is, by definition, proof that wrong choices have been made. It's the mark of Cain. I completely understand. It's a very comfortable place to live, where the men are men, the women good looking, and all the children above average.

And yes, I know, I broke my own rule. I can't help but feed them. They're so cute.

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Posted by Jeff on 10/28/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “What Happens Next?

@CL,

I think you can make valid arguments about who has the right to choose to end a pregnancy.

I'm pro-choice, but my view on that is primarily due to the fact that I know what the alternative looks like. Most people that really don't want a child will find a way to lose it.

If they don't have safe options, they'll either go to quack doctors, use drugs, or use any number of other options that are extremely dangerous.

However, for those that are pro-life, they don't see the fetus as simply a possession of the woman. They see it as a being that should have its own rights. That's why the argument exists. Those that are pro-life generally believe that the fetus's life shouldn't be something the mother can choose to end.

Like I said, I'm pro-choice because I know what the alternative looks like, and I think it's much worse, but I also think you're missing the fact that the root of your arguments is actually something that's up for debate. Many would argue that no one has the right to choose to end a pregnancy, because they believe a pregnancy involves two parties (mother and fetus), not just the body of one.

As far as the responsibility discussion is concerned, people are going to be irresponsible, and yes, having an undesired pregnancy is irresponsible. The question is how we allow people to deal with that irresponsibility.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 10/28/2014 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Five Starting Fives: Who should be starting for the Grizzlies?

I'm praying that Jordan Adams can develop and earn his way into the starting rotation. I'm just not a TA fan. If the Grizzlies truly have championship aspirations, the front office has to continue to upgrade the talent on this team. If TA and Lee are your starters, I'm not confident of that being a title contending wing combo.

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Posted by Realistic on 10/28/2014 at 7:57 AM

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