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I have never seen the Honey Boo Boo show. I can understand the distaste for it. But before criticizing the family, I think it's important to know:

Mama June said :

the earnings all go to trust funds for the kids
"I want my kids to look back and say, 'Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,'"
"Never gonna live above my means."

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Vaporman87
Well, at least that much can be said for the mother. I myself have also never watched an episode of the show. I do, however, poke fun at it at the very end of the Halloween special.
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Vaporman87
Something else I could care less for, though it is something that has been happening for many years now, and isn't all that new... the decrease in drive thru restaurants that take your order via an actual person in a window.

I don't know what it is with my voice, but people just can't seem to understand completely what I'm saying... no matter how loud I speak it.

I get so tired of ordering through a speaker/mic system. I just want to talk face to face with a person.



I know this presents a bit of pressure to order quickly because you have this person next to you waiting for you to give them your order, but how is that different than ordering in the dining room?

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Mr Magic
Bullying has apparently become a bigger deal than it was in the old days when we were in school. Every time I turn to a channel like Headline News or Cartoon Network, they're always going on about it. I mean, there's always these celebrities talking and encouraging the viewers to help stop bullying. This issue has become so talked about on TV constantly, it's pretty outrageous.
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Bullying has apparently become a bigger deal than it was in the old days when we were in school. Every time I turn to a channel like Headline News or Cartoon Network, they're always going on about it. I mean, there's always these celebrities talking and encouraging the viewers to help stop bullying. This issue has become so talked about on TV constantly, it's pretty outrageous.


Notice though, that this increased concern with bullying has only come about at a time when it is increasingly considered appropriate for kids to come out of the closet early with their sexuality.

When I was in school, we had our share of gay people, but they never said a word about it. You knew it, but you didn't talk about it.

Meanwhile, those of us who are smaller, weaker... we got picked on and never had a lobbying group step up and say "This is wrong! This must stop!" So, while I agree that it's a problem, I think it's crap that only now do we consider it such a big deal, when it's been going on for ages.
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Mr Magic
Other than bullying, teen pregnancy is on the rise.
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PastGarden
As much as I understand that "Christmas" means something different to everyone:

20 years ago:



Today:



Did it start being too controversial for the media to say "Merry Christmas" that they now say "Happy Holidays" instead?

There are alternative names for Halloween and people still say "Happy Halloween".
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Christmas is such a hectic time. Every year, shoppers bite and claw at each other to get that perfect gift. Enjoy Christmas for what it is.






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