Readers Forum – Commitment..

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According to Webster: “com·mit·ment,” (standard) n.The act or an instance of committing.

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The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.

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Elizabeth from Trenton,       (Readers Forum – Celebrity).

I don’t want you to think that I don’t appreciate your interest or your suggestion to place my profile on eHarmony.com.

Been there and done that, it was interesting, however after two months I had only come up with three guys that didn’t impress me as total losers. Long story short, two of them were married and the third was divorced with four children.

Not that I don’t like children, I have three of my own, girls, two in their teens and one on the threshold. Three kids I can do, seven would be insanity.

So I’m back to meeting my playmates the old fashion way, over a couple of free drinks and occasionally I find a guy that will spring for a dinner salad, life is what it is. 🙂

A woman that doesn’t have a full-time man in her bed, is a woman that doesn’t want a full-time man in her bed.

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Hello Elizabeth, it’s a good thing that I clarified that (at my age) “apologizing is an industry.” I was presumptuous, ..for that, ..I genuinely beg your forgiveness.

I know better, I simply wasn’t thinking ahead, ..love, and/or, sex is an “emotional” transaction. I’ve always known that it’s more exciting to test drive a new car than it is to purchase a used one. 🙂 ..back at cha ya! Chuck.

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Henry from Irvine,     (Judge not, lest ye be Judged).

I started reading your blog about three months ago and it has inspired me to start a blog of my own. I am currently a student at UCI, so I don’t have as much free time as you do.

Is it really true that you’re a high school dropout? If so, how do you know so much about so many things?

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Hello Henry, thank you for visiting my site and thank you for hanging around. Yes, I am indeed a high school dropout.

To quote my friend Elizabeth from Trenton, “life is what it is,” it can be a monkey on your back, ..or it can be a Learjet.

The best example that I can provide for my reply is George W. Bush, a graduate of Yale University, who (in my opinion), was no more qualified to be the President United States than my neighbor’s (dog), whose paramount attribute is barking at the occasional car that passes down our alley.

Life is a journey of challenges and choices, some folks are responsible and others simply don’t give a damn.

Luckily, you live in America where dinner is served whether you earned it or not.

Postscript; If you’re wondering why I didn’t choose Barack Obama as my example: Canines are proud loyal creatures, it’s demeaning enough to compare an honest loyal creature to George W. Bush, no way in hell I could stoop so low as to compare one to Berry.

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Yvonne from Charleston,         (Speaking of Judgments).

With your writing, you are both skilled and gifted, but when it comes to people you can be very unkind. I thought Roshane presented her case very well. I don’t think she needed to be scolded over not capitalizing the word America or for her beliefs that the government should help feed poor people and provide them with medical care.

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Hello Yvonne, thank you for visiting my site, thank you for your generous compliment and thank you for your opinion.

With that said, I should like to begin with a question; “What (judgment) would you make of me, had I begun my reply to you today with (Moron!!!!), or (Blockhead!!!) instead of hello and thank you?

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Although I don’t subscribe to the doctrine of an (eye for an eye), I don’t turn my back on someone wielding a knife.

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Roshane’s assumption that 51% of America voted for Barack Obama is as misleading as; “If you like your policy and you like your doctor, you can keep them, Period!

I don’t sit here at my keyboard to promote fancy and fantasy, I’m here to share my common sense and my experience,

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..you know, that stuff you acquire by doing things.

Working at the moment with my general knowledge, over the last fifty years in presidential (general elections), only twenty-five to thirty-five percent of America’s population “bother” to get up off their lazy butts and take advantage of casting their vote for anyone.

Yeah it’s sad, ..but it’s true, because it means that 65 to 75% of the folks who enjoy the benefits and opportunities afforded them by the document that more than 25,000 good men died for haven’t got enough interest in America to spend the time to make sure that America remains America for their children and grandchildren.

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Barack Obama, although I will grant you that he is charming and charismatic, he is also a communist with an agenda to dismantle the aforementioned document with posthaste.

It’s no secret that I didn’t enjoy my time in the military, nor is it a secret that I disagreed with “our” involvement in Vietnam.

Given the choice I would have stayed home in a heartbeat, however since I wasn’t the only conscript in the boat and it’s common knowledge that only (rats) disembark when a ships on fire, my (parental guidance), and/or, (“Fetchin’ Up,” stood between me and the Canadian border.

According to Webster: “con·script,” n. Compulsorily enrolled for service in the armed forces; a draftee.

Being raised a free man in a free nation, at twenty-two years and four months I was opposed to being told what to do.

At twenty-two years and six months, I better understood that I would rather be told what to do by an American than some guy from Russia or China.

America’s youth, (in my humble opinion), by “not serving” in the military is being denied a (not wonderful), but necessary ingredient of life.

Think of me what you will, after all you live in a free country, if you didn’t, the other “two” people that read my blog would never be aware of our exchange.

Thank you again and have a great day, Chuck.

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Sherman from Albuquerque,         (De Facto Dictator).

For the record, I used to drink a cup of coffee in the morning before I did anything else, now I read your blog before I have my coffee.

Why aren’t you in the Oval Office instead of him? I love you man. Sherm.

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Hello Sherman, thank you for visiting my site and thank you for the priority.

For the record, when I was a fledgling Homo sapien, I took a job driving a truck and it wasn’t long before coffee became as important to my daily grind as asphalt, which “fortunately, and/or, unfortunately,” makes me fully aware of how much you must appreciate my blather. Accordingly, I’d like you to know that I appreciate your fidelity in kind.

This places you directly between strawberry shortcake and gunpowder? 🙂 Drop back around anytime, Chuck.

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Angela from Fort Worth,               (De Facto Dictator).

If you’ve been reading other than the sports page lately then you’re aware that we’re getting slammed here in the Lone Star State from B.H.O.’s lack of immigration enforcement.

Being a widow coming up on 14 years now I can appreciate a body being lonely, it’s not a good way to live.

Which is why I have written today, do you know a tall black Christian man who plays golf and likes to drink beer who is looking for companionship?

Not for me, I believe if we find Mr. Obama a friend he might stop screwing up America.

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Hello Angela, thank you for visiting my site, for your narrative and for your humor.

Although it’s a safe bet that we have a “few” undocumented folks up here above the 44th parallel, in comparison I’m sure that our population of illegals would be on a plane with a BB resting in the corner of a boxcar.

I personally hold no animosity towards anyone for seeking a better life for themselves and their families, albeit with that shared, as a citizen and a patriot, as I am duty bound by the laws of this country, I can accept no excuse from anyone for disobeying our laws.

America has always been a generous nation with protocols in place for immigration, therefore I have no compassion for anyone who disregards them.

Drop by anytime, it’s been a pleasure. Chuck.

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Edith from Redwood City,         (Kelly doesn’t get it either).

You can pick on Bill O’Reilly all you want and he’d deserve it, but you leave Megan Kelly alone, she’s a sweetheart.

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Hello Edith, thank you for visiting my site and thank you for your narrative…

As an individual married to an attractive blonde myself, ..I sympathize with your position. Notwithstanding, blonde hair and a sassy smile hasn’t been a free pass for (ignorance) since Marilyn Monroe passed.

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Roger from Mission Viejo,           (Killing Time).

Is there anything you can’t segue from into bashing Barack Obama?

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“NO!”

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Louise from Fort Lauderdale,               (Killing Time).

My husband and I are both on Social Security and covered by Medicare, I’m sixty-eight and my husband is seventy-one, so we’re among those that will be affected least by Obama’s fantasies.

Before I retired six years ago, I taught math and economics at two of America’s most prestigious universities. So take my word for it, spending money does not make money.

Investing money makes money and if America doesn’t wise up and start electing people that represent the people that support this country, in a another generation or two there will be no country.

My daughter who lives in Abilene gave me your web address two weeks ago, as of today I’m back to June of 2012, you’re an interesting person.

I fought the good fight for thirty-six years and what I learned was, that the people who understand what’s going on in the world don’t care and that the people who don’t understand, will never understand.

I applaud you for your crusade and I will pray for you.

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Hello Louise, thank you for visiting my site and I thank your daughter for sharing it with you.

It’s not often that I receive a comment from someone that denies me my proclivity for being provocative or cute. 🙂

If I had a staff, (which I don’t), you would definitely be on my short list for employee of the month.

Thank you and drop by again soon, Chuck.

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Peggy from Visalia,              (Use yer’ Damn Head).

I spend a minimum of four hours a day on Facebook and I currently have somewhere around 500 friends, so I read a lot of stuff from a lot of sources.

Mostly funny stuff, but some sad stuff and disturbing stuff too. However not until this morning did I read anything that I wanted to share with my son until I read your post entitled, use yer damn head.

People like you should be honored with a parade.

Thank you very much, Peg.

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Hello Peggy, thank you for visiting my site and thank you for your comment, your accolades and your appreciation.

I have no doubt that it would be tremendously “ego boosting” to be the Grand Marshall of a parade, but it wouldn’t be fair for me to accept, unless a parade was offered “all the other” men and women in America who understand that children aren’t filled with Styrofoam peanuts.

No one on this planet learns more in a single day than a child and no one listens to a child less in a single day than an adult.

For me personally, I have long been of the opinion (dating to my childhood), that the disconnect between folks is no more than truth, trust and talking.

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According to Webster: “truth,” Conformity to fact or actuality.

According to Webster: “trust,” n. (in context) Reliance on the integrity of a person or thing.

According to Webster: “talk·ing,” -tr. 1. To articulate words.

Adults don’t share their reality with children, consequently children don’t share their reality with adults.

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As the adult, it’s your choice.

Don’t be a stranger, Chuck.

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Jennifer from La Jolla,           (Use yer’ Damn Head).

I’m a single mother with two boys, eight and eleven, my eight year old helps me around the house, while my older boy sits in his room all day playing computer games. How can I get my eleven year old out of his room?

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Hello Jennifer, thank you for visiting my site and thank you for your question. As a person who grew up in a large family with limited resources, my parents provided few novelties in my early childhood.

In my family it was pretty much a no-brainer to understand that if you felt you “wanted” something more than my father could provide, it was necessary to follow his example and work for it.

Granted, (times have changed), but people haven’t. In my forum last week I made reference to the proverb; …

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“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Albeit confusing as to its origin, the proverb is unequivocally spot on.

Not that I’m suggesting that you teach your son to fish, albeit that couldn’t hurt.

However to start, might I suggest that you sell his computer and buy him a bicycle.

Also, the fact that you are willing seek counsel beyond your scope demonstrates admirable character, please know that you’re welcome here anytime. Chuck.

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Carmen from Vancouver,         (Use yer’ Damn Head).

As an airheaded mother of three boys who live in front of a computer screen, I’d like to thank you for kicking me in the teeth with your post entitled use your damn head.

My husband and I both work full time jobs, a necessity in our economy these days to make ends meet. I know it sounds like a cop-out and it probably is.

Anyway, as soon as I finished reading your post, I spoke to my husband and we decided to spend next weekend at our cabin without electricity.

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Hello Carmen, thank you for visiting my site and thank you for sharing your narrative. Although I fully appreciate the attention that my; “Use yer’ Damn Head” post has gleaned, my purpose in sharing my personal story wasn’t, and isn’t to do harm to yours or anyone’s pearly whites.

You and your husband are doing what you’re supposed to do, providing for your family and it’s not up to me to tell you how, or how much is required for that task.

That’s entirely up to the gal that watches you brush the boot tracks from your gleaming pearly whites each morning and the guy she lives with. 🙂 Come back soon, Chuck.

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Diane from Colorado Springs,       (Use yer’ Damn Head).

As an ardent third-generation sign carrying conservative I’ve been reading your blog for a year and I love everything you write, but this morning you totally hit it out of the ballpark.

Neither my twelve year old or our gardener were pleased when my husband and I shared our decision with them, but I’m sure in time they’ll both get over it.

We’ve been providing our son with an allowance since his eighth birthday, now he can start earning it. Thank you for the wakeup call, Dee.

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Hello Diane, thank you for visiting my site and thank you for your comment and thank you for your thank you.

With that said; Due to the responses I’ve received from my post; “Use yer’ Damn Head,” I’m pretty close to looking for a rock to hide under…

Within a good week I might receive sixty responses to any given post, “notwithstanding,” for this post, I had a hundred and twenty-eight responses by 2 o’clock and nearly three hundred by six.

Although I truly appreciate the attention and the accolades, I need it to stop before I get an invitation to appear on…

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..the view.

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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