Last week on the show, we talked about how 37% of men and 56% of women have lied to their significant other about money and how 2/3 of people believe that honesty about money is as important as being faithful.
During the topic, a Rock-A-Holic named Kelliton called in to tell us when he’s had to lie about money.
Kelliton is trying to become a fire fighter and to make money; he works in Alaska during the summer which leaves him with enough money to support himself for the rest of the year.
He has to lie to his girlfriend regularly about money because when he comes back, she will try to spend it.
He brought up a very good point; some women will be upset if you lie to them, but on the other hand, those women want you to lie to them at the same time. Has anyone else noticed this?
We as guys should be able to say to our girls that we don’t have enough money to do blank or that we have to leave by a certain time everyone has to be ready by that time, but it doesn’t work that way with some women.
For some reason, some women can’t accept these absolutes so we have to make someone else the bad guy. Whether it’s saying that the dinner reservation is at 5:30 when it’s at 6:30 just so we can make sure she’s ready on time or telling her that the reason we can’t go to a five star restaurant is because we only have 30 dollars for dinner that night.
So even though women tell us they don’t like it when men lie to them, it seems like some women secretly want to be lied to in order to have things go smoother. That makes me think that the number of people who think lying about money is worse than cheating should be lower.
Yesterday during Group Therapy, we read an email from Brian.
Brian and his fiancé will be getting married soon and on their invitations, his fiancé wrote “no children please.”
Brian doesn’t mind what goes on at the wedding because he knows that their wedding day is mainly for her.
One of their friends sent their R.S.V.P. with their newborn baby’s name on it, when Brian’s fiancé saw this; she called the friend and told her she cannot bring her child because their wedding and reception is “Adults only.” The friend said she will not be able to attend and when word spread, other friends and family expressed their upset about the child restriction.
Brian wanted to know if it was wrong to have a “no kids allowed” policy at a wedding.
I don’t know why someone would have a problem with this when it’s not their own wedding!
Weddings are traditionally for the woman, it’s her day to feel like a princess but it seems like that is no longer the case.
You have to accommodate the ceremony for the mothers, the sisters, the bridesmaids, and the rest of the friends and family and it’s ridiculous.
Also, who wants to bring their kids to a wedding anyways? They are not going to enjoy the ceremony aspect of it because it is boring to them and if you bring them to the reception, the parents can’t drink and let loose a little bit.
People need to learn to stop being so selfish and remember who the wedding is for and that its honor to be invited.
Yesterday on the show, we mentioned the latest idiotic reason why Nadya Suleman AKA “Octomom” is in the news. As it turns out; she might be neglecting her 14 children allegedly!
For those who don’t remember, Nadya was the woman who gave birth to octuplets back in January 2009 after using in vitro fertilization to get pregnant, even though she had six kids already. She is now a single mother on welfare in California.
A few days ago, Children’s Services and the police came to her house, stayed for about 90 minutes, then assessed that the children did not need to be removed after Nadya’s hair dresser went to the police department.
Stephanie, the hairdresser, told police that the plumbing in the house was so bad they only had one working toilet, some of the kids were outside or in their bedrooms using portable toilets to relieve themselves, the children appeared malnourished and unbathed as well as the house being unclean, and said that Nadya would lock her kids in a room to get work done.
Here are some pictures:
Even though the children were not removed, Child Services will be doing a follow up.
I don’t understand that if they saw all of these things, how is it that Child Services didn’t take the kids away from this woman and these horrible conditions?
How is it that we’re letting 14 kids stay in a hell hole of a house with a single mother who, in my opinion, is out of her mind?
People protest over the dumbest things yet, in my mind, these 14 children are being raised by a lunatic. When are we going to stop protect the rights of children?
Yesterday during Group Therapy, we read an email from Josh who was having a dilemma about what he saw at work.
Josh caught his boss making out with a co-worker; the same co-worker who was recently given a promotion and always gets the sales awards.
He doesn’t mind what they do in their personal lives, but Josh thinks it’s out of line for her to be getting all of these advantages just for hooking up with the boss.
Josh hasn’t told anyone nor do his boss and co-worker know that he found out, but Josh doesn’t know what to do.
These are the politics of the workplace. People who don’t understand this will be very miserable.
Steve made an excellent point: once you start to worry about other people’s drama, then you are not going to be able to handle anything; just worry about yourself.
That is a great and easy concept to live by and I will admit, it took me a long time to figure it out. I used to be that guy who would “stir the pot” and cause drama.
I used be friends with some really good people who worked in sales in my company and when we’d go out on Friday nights, I would be a downer. I actually de-motivated the staff, not my proudest achievement.
At the time I thought I could change things by being a “BLD” or a “bitch who loves drama” but now I realize I just have to work hard and try to be a team player to make work a better place for me and everyone else.
Yesterday for Group Therapy, we read an email from Paul that was short and to the point.
Ten years ago, Paul had an affair with his best friend’s wife. His friend never found out but every time Paul sees him, he feels like the worst person in the world.
Paul wanted to know what he should do to get over this so he can move on and whether or not he should tell his buddy.
I always say this and I’ll say it again; men, you have to educate yourself before you get yourself in trouble.
You need to be proactive about doing the right thing because when you’re horny, you’re not going to think straight that is why you have to burn it into your brain that you can’t make ethical decisions in this state of mind. Before entering a situation, you must think about every scenario that could happen and know how you should react.
Trust me; it is much easier to not make dumb choices when you think about things before you become aroused.
Last Friday during Listeners on the Loose, we received a called from a 22-year-old Rock-A-Holic named Matthew.
Matthew called in to comment on a Group Therapy topic we had earlier in the week where guy named Federico was having problems with his folks. (Federico is living with his parents but they just got separated and wasn’t sure if he should get involved.)
Matthew was in a similar situation; his parents got divorced about a year ago and he is living at home. Now Matthew is the oldest of three, is working on getting bachelor’s degree and works a full job. His brother went away to school but Matthew stayed close so he can help support his mother since his father is suing her for the second time and she earns little money.
He is only 22 yet he has to act as a wage earner and the shoulder for his mother to cry on.
Mono Nick shared that he was in the same situation as a teenager, he had to care for his four younger siblings while consoling his mother after his parents go divorced.
I also was the shoulder to cry on for one of my parents and what a therapist taught me was I am not a counselor, a child (especially the younger they are) should not be the emotional support for a parent.
At a young age, a child is learning his/her way in the world, and it’s unfair to have to take care of a parent especially since they should be able to take care of themselves.
His mother should have a support system of peers so that her children don’t have to prop her up during a divorce.
If I was in Matthew’s mother’s shoes, I would tell my kids to move on because I would handle it. The kids should be able to live their lives but they can’t when their own parents act like children leaving, their kids to be the adults.
As a parent, I would be embarrassed and ashamed if my kids had to take care of because I was unable to get my s*** together.
Yesterday, after News and Sports, I read a very bizarre story about how a 6-year-old got arrested.
Six year-old Salecia Johnson from Milledgeville, Georgia, was handcuffed and taken away from school after throwing a violent tantrum.
Salecia was tearing items off the walls, throwing books, toys, and a small shelf that hit the principal’s leg, jumped on a paper shredder and tried to break a glass frame. The weirdest part of the tantrum is she also was gnawing on a door knob.
We don’t know what set her off, but we know that after the police were called and they attempted to calm her down with no avail, they handcuffed her, put her in a patrol car, and take her back to the station.
Salecia has been suspended from school until August but will not be charged because of her age.
Many people, including Salecia’s mother Constance Ruff, are upset that the police were called to handle the situation.
What the hell is wrong with parents in this country who get mad when the authorities are called to take care of a dangerous situation. I don’t care who it is or how old they are, if there is a kid doing what Salecia was doing, then yes, I want authorities to intervene.
They are the only ones who can legally put hands on somebody when they are out of control. The principle and/or a teacher can’t place their hands on her to handle the issue without fearing a lawsuit.
I can’t imagine what is going on in Salecia’s house that would cause her to flip out like this. Salecia’s mother doesn’t want to take responsibility for her child and is upset that the police got involved but I can only hope that because of this incident, they can really look into what is going on in that home and get Salecia the proper counseling she needs.
A few days ago during Group Therapy, we read an email from a Rock-A-Holic named Karlee.
A few weeks ago while Karlee was out to dinner with her boyfriend, they ran into his ex girlfriend. Karlee ran into her again in the bathroom and they started talking. The ex was really nice and funny according to Karlee so they exchanged numbers in hopes of going out to lunch.
Since Karlee is new to the area, she was excited to have hit it off with someone.
When Karlee told her boyfriend about it, he went “ballistic” then late said it was no big deal. Now Karlee isn’t even sure if she should go or not.
Boundries are such a big thing in a relationship and there is no good reason why she should be involved with any of his ex’s.
A listener named Chris said that there is a possibility that the ex wants to ruin their current relationship and that you never know their motives or she might want to get involved to be Karlee’s “shoulder to cry on” when she’s upset with her man, or the ex might just want to sit and bad mouth the boyfriend, or maybe just to hear their problems so she can feel better about herself.
Some women love drama, it’s true. I don’t know of any guy who would want to hang out with his current girlfriend’s ex boyfriend.
If you respect your significant other, you wouldn’t do this, you would respect them enough to let the past stay in the past.
Last week we talked about the latest craziness coming from Courtney Love.
Last Tuesday, Courtney tweeted in her private Twitter account that she heard from “relable sources” (being her driver and a roommate) that Dave Grohl, from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, has been hitting on her 19-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain and that they both had sex.
Here are some of Courtney’s tweets:
“i hear from frannies roommate that @davegrohl hit on frances, and that she was curious , I’m not mad at her, him i am about to shoot, dead”
“@GregSmeltzer @davegrohl i hear that it is inn face a fact i heard that it was flirtation then i heard from the driver that drove them”
“the driver from cm who drove @davegrohl my daughter was telling me what st on laurel canyon and that he had his hands all over her”
“@GregSmeltzer @davegrohl it could be a riumnour the actual sex, and it’s not beans fault she’s not slutty in any ways, at all, HES OBSESSED”
“@GregSmeltzer @davegrohl sexually obsessed w kurt not me, all those songs about kurt, the ‘violet’ name? pat smear IS my oldest friend”
“@GregSmeltzer @davegrohlno it was a rumor , the driver confirmed that they were dropped off at his laurel canyon home alone,”
Frances Bean made a statement about her mother on her Twitter page, “While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way.
"I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother."
Dave also denied Courtney’s accusations, “Unfortunately Courtney is on another hateful twitter rant. These new accusations are upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue."
Here is what I have to say to Courtney: how sad is it that your daughter seems to be more mature and more put together than you?
That statement from Frances Bean was really articulated well even though you can tell she didn’t want to make it in the first place while every time you open your mouth Courtney, it’s just garbage.
Steve made a great point saying that while growing up, Frances learn a lot of “what not to do” from watching her mother.
Courtney did apologize to Frances Bean on Twitter by saying, "Bean, sorry I believed the gossip.. Mommy loves you."
I am so happy that Frances has guys like Dave in her life because as far as positive role models go…her “biological mother” doesn’t warrant that label.
This weekend, Guns N’ Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but one member will not attend.
In an open letter, Axl Rose says not only will he not attend but he turns down the GNR induction completely.
I’m not one with great music tastes and am not the biggest fan of GNR but I know if I was a huge fan like most people are, I would be pissed!
Here is the letter:
“To: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N’ Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern,
When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced I had mixed emotions but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing. Of course I realized as things stood, if Guns N’ Roses were to be inducted it’d be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.
Since then we’ve listened to fans, talked with members of the board of the Hall Of Fame, communicated with and read various public comments and jabs from former members of Guns N’ Roses, had discussions with the president of the Hall Of Fame, read various press (some legit, some contrived) and read other artists’ comments weighing in publicly on Guns and the Hall with their thoughts.
Under the circumstances I feel we’ve been polite, courteous, and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out. Taking into consideration the history of Guns N’ Roses, those who plan to attend along with those the Hall for reasons of their own, have chosen to include in “our” induction (that for the record are decisions I don’t agree with, support or feel the Hall has any right to make), and how (albeit no easy task) those involved with the Hall have handled things… no offense meant to anyone but the Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.
For the record, I would not begrudge anyone from Guns their accomplishments or recognition for such. Neither I or anyone in my camp has made any requests or demands of the Hall Of Fame. It’s their show not mine.
That said, I won’t be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of “Guns N’ Roses”.
This decision is personal. This letter is to help clarify things from my and my camp’s perspective. Neither is meant to offend, attack or condemn. Though unfortunately I’m sure there will be those who take offense (God knows how long I’ll have to contend with the fallout), I certainly don’t intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision. Since the announcement of the nomination we’ve actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, “damned if I do, damned if I don’t” scenario all the way around.
In regard to a reunion of any kind of either the Appetite or Illusion lineups, I’ve publicly made myself more than clear. Nothing’s changed.
The only reason, at this point, under the circumstances, in my opinion whether under the guise of “for the fans” or whatever justification of the moment, for anyone to continue to ask, suggest or demand a reunion are misguided attempts to distract from our efforts with our current lineup of myself, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Frank Ferrer, Richard Fortus, Chris Pitman, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and DJ Ashba.
Izzy came out with us a few times back in ’06 and I invited him to join us at our LA Forum show last year. Steven was at our show at the Hard Rock, later in ’06 in Las Vegas, where I invited him to our after-party and was rewarded with his subsequent interviews filled with reunion lies. Lesson learned. Duff joined us in 2010 and again in ’11 along with his band, Loaded, opening in Seattle and Vancouver. For me, with the exception of Izzy or Duff joining us on stage if they were so inclined somewhere in the future for a song or two, that’s enough.
There’s a seemingly endless amount of revisionism and fantasies out there for the sake of self-promotion and business opportunities masking the actual realities. Until every single one of those generating from or originating with the earlier lineups has been brought out in the light, there isn’t room to consider a conversation let alone a reunion.
Maybe if it were you it’d be different. Maybe you’d do it for this reason or that. Peace, whatever. I love our band now. We’re there for each other when the going get’s rough. We love our fans and work to give them every ounce of energy and heart we can.
So let sleeping dogs lie or lying dogs sleep or whatever. Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn’t owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another’s, or in this case several others’, expense.
But hey if ya gotta then maybe we can get the “no show, grandstanding, publicity stunt, disrespectful, he doesn’t care about the fans” crap out of the way as quickly as we can and let’s move on. No one’s taking the ball and going home. Don’t get it twisted. For more than a decade and a half we’ve endured the double standards, the greed of this industry and the ever present seemingly limitless supply of wannabes and unscrupulous, irresponsible media types. Not to imply anything in this particular circumstance, but from my perspective in regard to both the Hall and a reunion, the ball’s never been in our court.
In closing, regardless of this decision and as hard to believe or as ironic as it may seem, I’d like to sincerely thank the board for their nomination and their votes for Guns’ induction. More importantly I’d like to thank the fans for being there over the years, making any success we’ve had possible and for enjoying and supporting Guns N’ Roses music.
I wish the Hall a great show, congratulations to all the other artists being inducted and to our fans we look forward to seeing you on tour!!
P.S. RIP Armand, Long Live ABC III
What upsets me is that Axl always talks about how he’s an “artist” but this is the same “artist” that walked in with a piece of paper saying, “I am Guns N Roses” and made the other guys sign it saying that they are not.
That wasn’t art Axl…that was business. I can respect anyone trying to do business but once you step into that world, you then have to take care of your customers, which in this case are your fans.
This letter is a giant middle finger to everyone who ever bought your music and merchandise and went to your concerts.
One of the highest honors is to be put in a hall of fame of anything and to be this big of a jerk is ridiculous.
With all of your resources and money Axl, you can’t get a therapist and overcome the bad blood there was or is still there with the other guys?
I know I’m not the biggest GNR fan out there but I know that if I’m a fan of something, I would hope that the people that put it together in the first place can get it together to come back and make something great! This band you have isn’t Guns N’ Roses, it’s some other atrocity, but it’s not Guns N’ Roses.
Yesterday during Headlines and Sports, Steve read a news story talking about how the Seattle City Council passes ordinance to protect public breastfeeding.
In Washington State, it is already illegal to discriminate against public breastfeeding but now this new ordinance specifically made it illegal for businesses and other entities to ask nursing moms to stop, cover up or move to a different location in public areas.
A mother’s right to breastfeed her child has been added to a list of protected civil rights, such as race, color, disability and religion — allowing the city’s office of civil rights to enforce the law and educate the public about the issue.
I think it’s interesting that they call breastfeeding in public a civil right.
If a man has to go to the bathroom, but the men’s bathroom is completely occupied and the woman stalls are not, isn’t it his civil right to use the open stall? He really needs to relieve himself, something all people do, and yet he is denied because of his gender.
We separate the genders because women don’t want to be leered at, hence why we have separate bathrooms. So, no matter what, a breast is a breast. It doesn’t matter if there is a child being fed at the end of it; men are still going to be gazing at the exposed breast. So what is the difference between using the same bathrooms and breastfeeding? They are both bodily functions that involve exposure of “publicly restricted” parts of the body.
Yesterday during Group Therapy, I read an email I received from a Rock-A-Holic named Jenn who is having concerns about her new boyfriend.
Jenn says she just started dating this guy who treats her well and whom she really likes, but like to make-Graphic novels that show the blood and guts, women being killed and having them being the helpless victims.
Jenn describes herself as the girl next door and is wondering if she should be concerned about what is brewing inside her boyfriend’s mind and if it’s a bad sign.
We’ve been hearing this in the rock music genre for years by people who are overly concerned about art. Art has been around for a long time and artists have been maligned for just as long.
Many artists go places which make people uncomfortable but they do it in an appropriate fashion which is what make art so great in the first place.
When are people going to understand that anyone can think about anything they want as long as they have enough sense of right and wrong, and express themselves appropriately.
We are human beings, we all have violent tendencies that can’t be removed, but they can be dovetailed. The problem in this country isn’t the people who draw, write, or talk about violent or gruesome things, it’s the people who don’t dovetail their natural violence and then unleash it on others, that is the real problem.
Yesterday we received an email from a Rock-A-Holic named Angela who was asking to be on Group Therapy.
Angela has been talking to a client, over the phone, for about 40 minutes at a time and feels like she has fallen in love with him.
She knows he doesn’t have a wife, but isn’t sure if he has a girlfriend. Angela also expressed concerned about what may happen if he’s not attractive or if he sees her as a “desperate slut.”
It’s funny that now women are the shallow ones, something they accused men of 30 years ago.
Also, how does someone sound like a desperate slut unless they are having sex with 15 men at once? There is nothing wrong with asking someone out if you think they are cool, but there is something Angela, and all women need to know. When you are in business with client, men being charming and women being flirtatious is one way to make more transactions. Do NOT confuse business charm for affection.
It is very possible that the reason this guy is on the phone with you for 40 minutes at a time is because he is a client and is sweet talking you so be careful if you decided to mix pleasure with business.
Last Friday during Headlines and Sports, Steve reported on the latest
New Orleans Saints head Coach Sean Payton received a one-year ban while ex-Saints coach Gregg Williams was suspended indefinitely by the league after audio of Gregg surfaced of him urging his team to seriously injury the important players on the opposing team.
The audio recordings were made by a filmmaker who followed the Saints last season as part of a documentary on football in the U.S.
Here is the audio of what Gregg said:
Many people lamented the new rules set in this year, but now we are seeing that if those rules were not put in place then these guys would be out there killing each other.
I’m all about contact which is what people love about sports like hockey, football, and even soccer but we don’t want to see our favorite guys go out and get injured so badly they can’t ever play again.
I’d like to think that there are more sports fans like myself that wants to see games that are won by skill, not by the players who needlessly pound on the head of another player.
If the point of football is who can injure the star players, then let’s change the X’s and O’s to black and blues.
Yesterday we received an email from an 18-year-old Rock-A-Holic named Amanda who is having trouble with her parents over who she is dating.
Amanda is currently in a relationship and completely in love with her father’s business partner who is 48-years-old.
He is separated from his wife but isn’t divorced yet but Amanda wants to marry him because this is her first love and she hopes to be her last.
As you could imagine, Amanda’s parents are not happy about the whole situation; her father won’t speak to him anymore and he said that he would not pay for her college as long as she’s in this relationship.
Amanda doesn’t know what to do.
You know why Amanda doesn’t know what to do? It’s because she’s only 18-years-old and doesn’t know better.
I also think that this business partner is a piece-of-work because he crossed a line. As a guy, you don’t go after the daughter of one of your peers. This would be like if I decided to start a relationship with one of my daughter’s friends.
This shows how stupid men can be when they are thinking with “Mr. Johnson.”
The reason he’s with you is because you are young and have “less baggage” at the moment, but once things start to get “heavy”, let’s see if he will stick around. If he loves you like you think he does Amanda, he will have no problem paying for your college himself.
Yesterday during Group Therapy, I read an email from a Rock-A-Holic named Jackson.
He was having a fight with his girlfriend because he is a mechanic and for his birthday, his girlfriend sent him flowers to his shop. As you could imagine, the guys at his work wouldn’t let it go.
He said he understand that she was just trying to be nice but he asked her not send them to his job again.
Jackson’s girlfriend got mad at him and said he should have been appreciative and should have stood up for the gift.
Look, unless a guy specifically says he likes flowers as a gift, just assume the rest of us don’t. It is a gift women prefer to receive.
This reminds me of how a woman used to get mad at her man for getting her an appliance like a dishwasher or washing machine for her birthday or special occasion, thinking it would make her life easier.
In the year 2012, getting a man flowers is like getting a woman some sort of appliance.
Could Jackson have handled it better? Sure; he could have told the boys at work that his girlfriend was doing it to embarrass him and that way the guys would think she was cool for busting his chops, but but Jackson has a point as well.
Don’t get someone something that will embarrass the recipient. If you don’t know ok, but if they offer criticism, then apologize and get a more appropriate gift next time.
Yesterday during Headlines and Sports, Steve read a story about an awful thing a daughter did to her father.
In 2001, Thomas Edward Kennedy was convicted and sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after this then 11-year-old daughter, Cassandra Ann Kennedy, lied about him raping her.
Cassandra, who’s now 23 and attending a Christian addiction treatment center, came clean about her lie and her father was just released last week.
The reason she did it was because her parents were getting divorced and she became bitter because of it.
She said, “I wanted him to love me, and I didn't think he did at that time. I took my own vengeance.”
Cassandra got the idea of setting up her father after she found about a friend’s stepfather who had been convicted for a child sex crime.
She also told authorities in January, "I did a horrible thing. It's not OK to sit and be locked in this horrible place for something you didn't do. It's just not right."
Cassandra will also not be facing any charges for her lie.
What an awful thing to go through; Thomas went to prison for something he didn’t do and who knows what they did to him there because he was labeled a child rapist.
Even though Cassandra was 11-years-old, she should be punished and be made an example of what not to do. I know that 11 is still a young age but they should still know that lying about something so serious is wrong.
An innocent man was sent to jail for almost a decade and someone should be punished, and that someone should be Cassandra.
Yesterday during Group Therapy, we read an email from Joe who is having woman problems…and I think if he really listened to our show, he would already know how to handle it.
Joe has been talking to this girl pretty much every day for over a year and has developed some really strong feelings for her. The only problem is that she is engaged to someone else. He wants to tell her how he feels because he feels like “he is lying to her.”
I’ve said this over and over again and I will say it again for Joe’s sake, but there is no reason for men and women to hang out unless they are both interested in each other or in a group setting.
When men hang out and talk with women, one of two things will happen; either he will be annoyed by what she talks about or he will see that she is a cool chick and start to develop feelings for her. There is no middle ground.
This email doesn’t paint Joe in a positive light because he is purposely talking to girl who’s been in a relationship for the entire time he’s known her. How would anyone like it if their significant other had a close relationship to a person of the opposite sex when you are about to marry them.
If Joe wants to save himself the heartache and prove to be an honorable man, he just needs to walk away from her and let her live her life with her fiancé.
Over the weekend, Mega Millions lottery jackpot hit a record breaking $656 million and three people have won. There was a winner from Maryland, Illinois, and Kansas…sadly not from Washington.
If the winner was from Washington, they wouldn’t have to worry about shoveling a bunch of cash to the government because we don’t have an income tax here but that didn’t stop Rep. Chris Reykdal.
Reykdal, along with one other of his legislative compatriots, sponsored a bill that would put a 1-percent income tax into play here in the Evergreen State.
Here is what I have to say to you Chris Reykdal with your stupid little 1% income tax on the Mega Millions winner: Guess what? If I was the winner, I would rather take that 2.7 million you want to tax me and donate it to a charity of my choosing. That way I know the money would be managed properly for those who need it instead of by the morons in the state of Washington.
Does anyone actually trust that they would take that money and that they would give it to the kids or do something beneficial with it? Haven’t we been told before that certain tax money would go to schools and it never happened? We’ve heard that line before Washington State and quite frankly, we don’t believe you anymore.