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  1. pinguina

    "The View": Week of 4/22/2019

    Wow! I really enjoyed today's show 🙂 Everyone talked and yes a little of talking over, one or two interrupting of others but NO screeching, accusing, defending the indefensible, no yelling at audience. Although it was pleasant without MM, her absence really shone a spotlight on how little Abby knows or understands things. (Did she really say she enjoyed Ronald Reagan at the WHCD? Really?) I was interested in seeing the senator's interview and really wanted to like her. I came away feeling as if she had pat answers ready. I also liked Julian Lennon's interview although it was too short for me. I wanted to know more (that's the way Gillibrand's interview should have left me). Hoping tomorrow's show is as good! I have a day out planned and will need to see it in the evening. 🙂
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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    Regarding Kim K. "becoming" a lawyer: My oldest niece is a lawyer in California. The bar exam was three days long and it was HARD! In fact, the first time she took it, there was a small fire in the building and everyone had to be evacuated. When they were allowed back into the building after being outside for a bit over two and a half hours, they were told that they would NOT get that time back even though it was not the applicants' fault. So they all had less time than most people. Well, she didn't pass it. But did on her second try. 🙂 My niece was dedicated to reaching her goal to become a lawyer despite certain obstacles (won't go into that, too long! and totally off-topic). I really can't see Kim K. devoting four years as an "apprentice" in a law firm on a daily basis. I thought all of the ladies were very kind about what Wendy Williams is going through. And as others have said I wonder if she would be as kind. I really liked David O.'s story about his sons. 😄
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    "The View": Week Of 4/8/2019

    I can't believe how disrespectful MM was to Joy 😥 Joy was trying to say something, she let MM finish when MM said, "I'm not finished." MM rambled on for another minute or so. Joy was trying to share what she has heard about the new acting DHS. MM interrupted with, "We give Nicarauguans (sp?) free houses?" Then Joy says, "I listened to you." She was not disagreeing with MM that there is a problem, she was saying one way to help with the problem according to the new DHS. MM gave a "giggle" and said, "It's your job to listen to me." The audience gasped! I was taught to respect people older than me,: if I disagreed with them, I should do so respectfully. MM was not disagreeing with Joy, she was blatantly (to me) being rude and just plain mean. And this is not new - MM has consistently been rude, disrespectful, loud, and mean to Joy for some time now. MM has been this way with the other panelists but even more so with Joy. The only one she doesn't do this to consistently to is Whoopi. She has also been given more time to talk, interrupt, mutter under her breath - she has not faced any consequences for this type of behavior. And may I add - she is rude to the audience too! Oh, my goodness - What an entitled person she is!
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    "The View": Week Of 4/1/2019

    Specifically, the first paragraph I quoted here - At the district I work at, for the longest time we had a teacher/parent/student contract. Each person had a set of "agreements" that they would read, sign, and try to adhere to. For example: the student section included coming to school on time, doing homework, being respectful; the parent section included things like attending parent/teacher conference, sending child to school on time, listening to them read. The teacher section had a variety of things but the one that stood out was that "we" (the teachers) would be role models for the students. A few teachers were always a bit wary about that particular line. One of my friends (who is gay) said what if a parent disagreed with how someone dressed, found out their religion and did not agree with it, or was homophobic? I had issues with that statement as well as a few others. So I think my sympathy is for the teachers but I agree with Bridget's second paragraph that certain actions do follow us back to the classroom.
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    "The View": Week Of 4/1/2019

    Wow! MM just keeps on keeping on! A scandal is an action/conduct that causes a loss/damage to person's reputation. Policy is a definite method/way to guide present/future decisions. Apparently MM does not understand the difference between the two. There have been many (and varied) scandal surrounding the orange guy's administration - from security clearance, to pay offs, to not divesting of personal business; Obama - wearing a gray suit. Equal?? I don't think so. She tried to claim that Obama's policies were actually big scandals. When others tried correct her, she tried to shut them down. I don't think so, Ms. I'm Smart (and Trust Fund Republican) McCain. She also did not seem to want to "discuss" when Valerie Jarret said that during the Obama administration no one argued if he/she were not given clearance due to questionable behavior/acts because they respected the "rules".
  6. pinguina

    "The View": Week Of 3/25/2019

    I know I'm late but... RE: Eating out and splitting the check. Whenever I go out with friends, we look at the check and find what we ordered, total only what each person ordered, add tax and tip. Put the money together and hand to the waiter/waitress and say, "No change back." The only time we split the check evenly is when all our food was roughly the same price (eg. $21, $23, $24). No one has ever suggested to just split the check among the three or four of us. I would find that kind of strange. So for someone that ordered only a $10 salad to have to pay $30-$40 of a bill of over $100 is wrong to me. So, JOY, next time just say, "Here's my money for my soup. Tax and tip included."
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    "The View": Week Of 3/25/2019

    Oh, my goodness - what to say? On a shallow note: *What is going on with Abby's lips? She has very full lips, why would she try to make them bigger?? Wax lips is right. *Is MM gaining a lot of weight? Is it just her clothes are not flattering? Both? I hated the way they (Abby and MM) seemed to defend De Vos. She has no experience with any kind of education (teaching, administrative work), no contact in any way with public school education, and apparently no compassion for the children she is supposed to be helping/protecting/supporting. I call bs on MM saying that she admires (I'm not sure if that was the word she used) De Vos for not needing to do anything but still doing public service. And why did Abby have to apologize? Was it because she said that De Vos had no heart?? Finally, WHAT?? MM says she does not have the luxury of letting out her feelings on policy/news/opinions and she just relies on facts?? Since when? All I can recall her doing is shrieking, turning red (with anger, imo), shouting, interrupting, saying, "not me" when someone says "Republicans".
  8. pinguina

    "The View": Week Of 3/11/2019

    I totally agree with what Sunny said. The advantages that these students had to get into an "elite" university include private school education, tutors, SAT tutors, extra-curricular activities that will look good on application (could also include skin color). AND still their parents had to "donate" to get them in? How "educationally challenged" are their children?? I really didn't like when MM tried to interject about legacies to "I will say.." that her brothers did well in school. Joy just glanced at her and said that she was just explaining how legacies came about - to keep out minorities (back then minorities were white but of Irish, German, Jewish background from what I gather). So legacies had a "leg up" despite bad grades/educational attitude.
  9. pinguina

    S07.E10: Climate Quick Change

    When I saw the runway show I thought Christine had it in the bag! I thought it was really good and she has (IMO) showed good work. When they (the judges) said that Michelle was in the top - I thought, "WHAAATT???" Although to be honest I haven't exactly been amazed or blown away by anything (even Dimitri - who I really like 🙂 ). Some have looked nice or above average, some have consistently been terrible (Looking at you, Michelle and AR). But again nothing really stands out as amazing/fashionable/"new". ^And totally OT: I have been watching the old Bravo episodes and even the ones "offed" are better than this group.
  10. pinguina

    "The View": Week Of 3/11/2019

    So ..... hmmm.... Abby says that Ocasio-Cortez said that America is 10% from garbage and is offended by it because there was a WWII vet and it was/is offensive to what he did? And when Sunny said what the actual quote was - that it seems that minorities are supposed to be grateful for being treated 10% from garbage as compared to the past and the fight for civil rights really isn't over. Abby still insisted it wasn't right to say 10% from garbage - really? Based on her vast experiences with civil rights? And did she really say, "I will say.." ? I'm sorry that MM is not there .....No, I'm not.
  11. pinguina

    S07.E09: All Inclusive

    That's what I thought that the challenge would be! But if not that, then there are other examples of gender neutral clothes/styles that they could have referenced beyond a big coat.
  12. pinguina

    "The View": Week Of 2/11/2019

    I think I agree with this 🙂 But is she trying to be different from the rest of the panel (or so she thinks because I don't think I've heard any of the other ladies say anything that is anti-LGBT) OR from other Republican "political analysts"?
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    "The View": Week Of 2/11/2019

    Wow! First on a shallow note - What is going on with MM's hair? The front braid color doesn't even match the rest of her dyed hair and that "style" doesn't do the rest of her head any favors. Although, her make-up looks nice. When they were speaking about the Kardashian kid who is 5 years old - How did that evolve into MM talking about the child being trans, bi, or gay? She said that she asks little kids if they have crush not a crush on boy/girl. What? Everyone just was talking about whether it was appropriate with the gifts, nicknames, arms around each other (like teens, IMO). I really enjoyed the segment with Congressman (?) Hurd. He was articulate, calm, and thoughtful in what he said. I also agree with what he said (but full disclosure - I think the "Wall" is not good fiscal idea). Especially when he said that border security should be a variety of tools not just one simple tool. I think that MM really thought he was going to jump onto her "bandwagon" and seemed to be surprised by his answer that included so many options. I thought Freddie Highmore was adorable 🙂
  14. pinguina

    "The View": Week Of 2/4/2019

    I think that a family/spouse does what they can when coping with a loved one having a Alzheimer's. I don't agree with what B.'s husband is doing, but I also know that it is difficult to see someone who you loved losing their true self and the history of "us". You love them, you care for them, and they have no idea who you are. It is heartbreaking. And sometimes you find solace in activities, friends, and maybe in a new partner. Not that you still don't love your spouse but you don't have the same relationship anymore. You miss it. So although I don't agree with what he is doing, I can't really criticize neither - he has gone through pain too - losing the person he loved - and should he not have love?
  15. pinguina

    "The View": Week Of 2/4/2019

    Oh my goodness!! So much this (bold is mine). I couldn't believe when she suggested a panel of three people on "my side" and three people on the "other side". What is there to discuss? The whole reason for Kapernick taking a knee was to bring attention to the inequities that occur in minority neighborhoods and when minorities are "outside" of where they are "normally" associated with. This all got blown out of proportion when the orange guy wrongly accused the players of kneeling against servicemen and the flag. In my opinion MM took this as the reason and nothing anyone (not even Kapernick) says can or will be able to convince her otherwise. To quote: Also something I noticed - During the discussion about asking a parent's permission for marrying the daughter, Sunny seemed to try to include MM in discussion. MM looked pissed off by Sunny asking her about how/what her father did/said. MM seemed so angry about it.
  16. pinguina

    "The View": Week Of 1/28/2019

    I like how you stated this!! It is true - maybe because minority voters are not seen as important??
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    "The View": Week Of 1/21/2019

    Wow! MM really can't take a joke!! I'm originally from Arizona (that's in Middle America in case you didn't know - Ha!) and I thought what Colin Quinn said about Arizona was funny! In fact, I have a cousin who still lives there and he has made that joke before. ("Sun, sand, heat but not really a beach.") The weird part was that MM couldn't seem to let it go through the rest of the program. She kept harping on it and then added her cactus to her conniption fit!
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    "The View": Week Of 1/21/2019

    I enjoyed Chris Cuomo on today's show :) I found him to be articulate and clear in what he was trying to say as well as having a conversation with each person. Contributing, clarifying, and acknowledging when things have gone "wrong". I thought that MM was looking for an opening to "get him", but sadly for her she didn't find one.
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    "The View": Week of 1/7/19

    This reminded me: I was taking a year's course on literacy. We had to learn a variety of strategies to use with our students. We were required to film ourselves as we learned and implemented each teaching strategy. We then had to watch each other's "film" and give critique - focusing on what went right and what could be improved. Most of the time, the person whose lesson was being watched found her areas of improvement and could quickly identify where the lesson went wrong. It helped because the criticism was coming from the person whose film was being watched and praise was coming from his/her cohort. That year was such a strong influence of my teaching style and use of language with my students. Maybe it would be helpful to MM - but then again we were there to learn how to be better and MM thinks that she is already the best. Today's show was surprisingly pleasant :) It showed that they could have a discussion without disrespect. Although MM did kind of veer into screeching mode during the Cohen segment, she did seem to quiet down. I really like Don Lemon :)
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    "The View": Week of 1/7/19

    Whoopi said something like, "When did the taxpayers become Mexico? The guy in the White House said that Mexico would pay for the wall." MM muttered, "You say that every day!" I think it should be said every day on the news when they talk about the wall (as well as "I will proudly own the shut down. I won't blame anyone else." before they talk about the shutdown.) And boy, was MM shriekier than usual?? It sounded like it to my ears. I even felt sorry for Abby! She was trying to interject, share a thought and MM just kept talking. Then MM said something like "As the only Republican..." I thought Abby was your "best" friend? Isn't she a Republican? On a shallow note: I don't think MM is a size 12 - just by the way she sits and her body settles, umm - no. I am not criticizing her weight (I'm not exactly close to thin.) but come on! She seems closer to a 16.
  21. That is what got me too!! It took me two months to think about renewing a subscription (about $50 for the year!) and how not having that money for the current month would affect my finances/budget. How can someone just agree to fork over $35,000 to a "church"? Then threaten to divorce your spouse unless you pay another $7500!! When someone asks for money upfront like that to "fix" you, isn't that a big red flag?? I've paid money upfront to the university when I was working on my degrees but at the end I got a degree and a raise! There was a clear achievable goal, an end in sight, a target that could be reached. In this organization there is no end!! ^^THIS!!! I can't understand it neither!! At my church so many things are given freely and with support!! Even classes or courses!! We give a minor donation to help with costs (ie. books, paper, pencils, refreshments). The most I've ever donated was about $20 for a specific course (it was about six weeks long) not $35,000!! Why is this never a big sign to people who get embroiled in this organization?? ETA: Sorry for all of the exclamation marks, I was just so flabbergasted by the whole episode!! (oops there's another one :)
  22. pinguina

    S01.E10: Crosswinds

    What can I say?? Grace continues to irritate me and I think I will add Olive too. And how many times does Ben have to take the blame/ownership for Grace's actions, feelings? Even in this episode Ben tells Cal that he (BEN) left to work on stuff that he (BEN) is going through, He completely covers Grace's a** for their children and ignores that she doesn't seem to give two cents about Ben (or Cal based on how she behaves with her son). GRACE is the one who "asked" him to leave (AKA threw him out). Then when Ben (who in my opinion was justified) got angry because Danny was in HIS home with HIS wife and children, he was yelled at and demeaned by his wife and her boyfriend as well as his daughter!! I think Ben should just take Cal, forget about Grace and Olive, and let them live happily ever after since apparently by returning he and Cal have basically screwed up their lives.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    I totally get that not everyone grieves in the same way. Saying that - why does she have to do this in public? Why must the "world" be the audience to her grief? My mom used to get upset when people at viewings would get overly dramatic (think throwing themselves on the coffin and screaming/crying LOUDLY/heaving sobs) and say to us, "DON"T you ever behave like that when I die." I don't understand her need to constantly point out that her father has died. I know it was really not that long ago, but don't most people try to carry on and deal with the sadness in private? with family? or very close friends? And why doesn't she ever mention her mother's pain? her siblings" pain? It's all about her. When we lost my mom, we were all concerned about my father and the effect on his health. In fact, my sister even asked a friend (who had lost her mother before her father) how to help him. I don't hear MM at all concerned about her mother's sadness or pain - they were married what? over 40 years? ^^^THIS! It also wasn't a sudden death. The whole family knew it was coming. You prepare, you pray, you lean on each other as the time draws near. And when it happens - you hold each other up, you share memories, you laugh, you cry. Maybe that is what the rest of the family did - but MM feels the need to wail and gnash her teeth in public.
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    "The View": Week Of 12/10/2018

    Based on what I've been reading, MM continues to use the following excuses for her baseless opinions bad behavior/claims/anger: 1. "My father died and....." 2. "But what about..." 3. "When Obama/Hilary..." 4. "As a Republican..." As for the first - We have all lost a parent who we loved and sometimes it's been sudden/unexpected and sometimes we know it will come and sometimes we are aware but still not quite prepared. She had a year of knowledge that her father was going to die. I lost my mother and we knew it would arrive sooner than we would like and slowly prepared emotionally. We leaned on each other and talked a lot about her (my mother had Alzheimer's) as we gathered with her. When she finally took her last breath (I was blessed to be holding her with my sister when it happened), I truly felt at peace and in a weird way a sense of happiness for her. I do talk about her or mention her at least once a day but not in a poor me I lost my mother, but in just conversation. And I still cry but it's a momentary sadness because I believe that she is happy where she is. As someone upthread said, we can't fight death, death needs to be accepted because that is a part of life. For the second - Yes, what about the orange guy continually changing his past, his justifications, his lack of civility and respect towards others, his greed, his just awful demeanor. And how can she defend him after what she said at her father's funeral? For the third - You (MM) continually remind us to "get over it, you (I'm assuming Democrats) lost", yet continually bring them up. Why? And finally - How about "As a human being..." Or "Looking at everything that has been said, I think..." (Sorry, I hope I didn't go to off-topic. It's just that she does makes me so mad.)
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    "The View": Week Of 12/3/2018

    I think it would have been more interesting to see Sunny's or Ana's DNA results and migration. Plus I agree - MM rude, "Let's get to the American part." For the record I'm more American than she is because my ancestors came from central Mexico (which is part of America just not the United States). And as someone stated that "Americans" comes from somewhere else unless you have indigenous people in your ancestry. As for the church that showed the Nativity scene with current tones, the Catholic Church (in my opinion) sees these things as human issues NOT political ones. The Church has worked with rights for migrant workers in the past, supporting them and even marching with them. The Church has supported working with and helping the homeless, giving food to the poor, etc. Are these considered political? As people of faith (not Catholic or Evangelical or any other label, but of faith and belief) we are called to help and take a stand for people/persons who cannot, we are called to protect the weak. Sometimes that means showing up, speaking out, and even making a display. Sorry for the rant and hope it's not off-topic, but it really bothered me.