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Re: “Fly on the Wall

Too bad. I heard those roosters lost lucrative deals with Kelloggs. They were going to be on Corn Flakes boxes, but that's all awash after this news broke. But rumor is that KFC picked 'em up. Seems they're pretty interested... what, with them already being marinated and all.

Posted by Pam Decker on 02/15/2009 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Bianca Knows Best ... And Says Hands Off

Chuck, I'd like to add something after re-reading your post. Marriage counselors - or any sort of counselors or mental health professionals can say that they have experienced all there is to experience in life. At best, their advice is just a blind stab. And I also want to add that I've had friends and acquaintances who've consulted Christian counselors - a few times in cases of spousal abuse. There are none more narrow-minded and dangerous than those who counsel from their interpretation of Scripture, promoting female/wifely submission and guarding marital vows even when it is a detriment to everyone involved. I have two friends who used to do this for a living, and they now denounce their teachings and the advice they gave in the past based upon Scripture. That being said, morals and religion do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. You could ask Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker if they were still here. People have to use their own internal moral compass in personal situations. Don't assume everyone shares your religious beliefs. And, lastly, religion is one thing.... Spirituality is something completely different.

Posted by Pam Decker on 09/17/2008 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Bianca Knows Best ... And Says Hands Off

Oh, and Katie: tl, tw, dr.

Posted by Pam Decker on 09/17/2008 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Bianca Knows Best ... And Says Hands Off

To quote the late George Carlin: "Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man - living in the sky - who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time... But - he LOVES you!" Katie, it sounds like some first-hand experience with monthly refills of Valtrex.... This personal stuff really gets you waxing filly-soffickal. And, I might add for others' benefit: Bianca has never purported to have any counseling experience. It's all entertainment. We know that. I think the folks who write to her are pretty aware as well.

Posted by Pam Decker on 09/17/2008 at 5:20 PM

Re: “GADFLY: The Cold Hard Truth about Sarah Palin

"....a task from God...." Gee; isn't that exactly what the jihadists said about the attacks on us? It's kuh-reeeepy when people start personally declaring what is or is not "God's will," as if they have received direct communication from whichever god they feel is THE god. In the past several years, the GOP has learned to play the G-O-D card to the hilt, as if to say "screw you" to the American citizens who may not share their religious beliefs. ACL-WHO? It's sure popular to bible up for the cameras and throw out a little misquoted scripture. No better way to get conservative hearts a-pumpin.' You know, in the world of psychotherapy, believing that you talk to God - and that he talks back - would be considered "magical thinking." If misinterpreted with the right amount of twisted delusion, just about anything can be justified with a mangling of Scripture. But it sure makes for great soundbites on CNN & Fox News!

Posted by Pam Decker on 09/17/2008 at 4:47 PM

Re: “GADFLY: The Cold Hard Truth about Sarah Palin

Is that what is referred to by "talking out of both sides of one's mouth?"

Posted by Pam Decker on 09/16/2008 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Guest Viewpoint: A Republican Makes the Case for Sarah Palin

rantboy, I love it when you talk dirty! Can I get a "Harumph?"

Posted by Pam Decker on 09/16/2008 at 11:48 PM

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