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Re: “Rep. Nate Bell goes independent? Follows intraparty disagreement on primary

Nate Bell has proven on more than one occasion that he is not a lemming, blindly jumping off that proverbial cliff that many of us see lying ahead for this republican administration.

While I disagree with him on more things that we agree, I admire the courage he has shown by stepping away from the pack and actually having an opinion of his own. The opposite of what he is doing are the other republican legislators parroting talking points sent to them via Cliff Notes from their out of state donors. We would all benefit if there were more Nate Bells.

Now for a more delicate matter……
We are all blessed or cursed with the genetic soup our parents gave us. I don’t think it is fair to belittle someone over their appearance. I admit, I have criticized Michele Duggar for her 80s-hairband-poodle-perm, but the difference is, that unfortunate look is a choice. A choice she (or Jim Bob) made because some sex offender leader in their made up cult wrote something about women looking better with curly hair……definitely NOT TRUE.

Take on Nate Bell for his policies, political views or opinions, but taking him on for his appearance is bullying. And that’s not pretty.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 06/02/2015 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Caitlyn Jenner debuts on cover of Vanity Fair

.........oops. sorry for the typo.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 06/01/2015 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Jefferson County GOP Committee calls for Treasurer Dennis Milligan to resign

If Justin Harris is still in office, why would we think this guy is going anywhere?

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Posted by mountaingirl on 06/01/2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Caitlyn Jenner debuts on cover of Vanity Fair

She looks beautiful!
And like Durango, I applaud her courage to live out her truth her truth.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 06/01/2015 at 1:22 PM

Re: “In the Name of the Lord — Sunday's open line

These cult churchy people of the Duggar, J. Harris, J. Rapert, et al type are about to make my head explode with their treatment of girls and women as second class citizens. The story above is just another example.

Knowing the AT blog girls as I do, I think I can safely say not one of us would last five seconds in a similar cult environment that preaches “Do what your man says or else!”. We would pick the "or else".

Don’t misunderstand……..I LOVE men! I love that my brothers are men, I love that my hubby is a man, I love my five nephews…all men, I adore the hubby’s professional athlete buddies all over the world who are men, and some of my very best and closest friends are men. I can’t imagine life without them.

But I also find it odd that in all of this big pile of men in my life, I am not aware of one single one who would ever treat a woman the way these cult churchy guys are brainwashed to treat women. Maybe it is the company I keep, but I doubt that because many of the men I know go to church…….. just not the cult kind.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 05/31/2015 at 5:25 PM

Re: “In the Name of the Lord — Sunday's open line

I came across an interesting HOB documentary (premiered last week) titled “Southern Rites”, by photojournalist Gillian Laub.

It takes us into rural segregated Georgia, providing multiple perspectives as to why things are the way they are. It is timely because the background of the story includes circumstances surrounding the murder of a young black man. Many of you will remember this town and the original story from a 2009 New York Times article titled “A Prom Divided”.…

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Posted by mountaingirl on 05/31/2015 at 4:51 PM

Re: “An open line. By the way: Read about a plan for dying

There is another side to all of this……..

Neither of my parents had a Living Will, written directives, or even a conversation with any of their four children as what their end of life wishes were.

My mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died eight months later. At the beginning, my sister and I researched every piece of information available and talked to every expert we could find to try to figure out a course of treatment for her. Toward the end, we felt overwhelmed by the choices we were forced to make and were always second guessing ourselves. My last thought as I watched her die was “Did we do the right things?”.

When my mother passed away, I asked my dad to have a Living Will prepared. He refused. Then I asked him to please tell me how he would want things handled should he ever find himself in the same situation. His response was “I trust my girls to take care of it.”

Six months later, he had a massive stroke that destroyed most of his brain and left him incapacitated for almost six years. The complications that resulted are indescribable.

So for anyone reading this who has children and who has never given much thought to a Living Will or some sort of written document that spells out your wishes, PLEASE PLEASE do not put this burden of guilt on your family members.

To this day, I want to believe I did the right things throughout the process, but in all honesty, I will never know.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 05/30/2015 at 5:23 PM

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