Talk:Family values

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My "scientific investigation" edit[edit]

It was just a dumb joke. I doubt that there is actually any "scientific" study to back this up. It would explain the Log Cabin Republicans though.--Edgerunner76 06:18, 10 September 2007 (CDT)

That's what I figured. Funny, though. I added the template and the "note" to sort of round it out, in case people were expecting a real footnote. Right now, as it stands, fully 4% of GOP US Senators seem to be, um, publically engaged in Log Cabin-type activites though! humanbe in 14:13, 10 September 2007 (CDT)

In a hypothetical Situation, would this be a bad family?[edit]

"...a breadwinning father, earning lots of money "at the office", a stay-at-home mother who bakes cookies, a son and a daughter who do well at school and say "sure, Pop!" all the time. And probably a dog, perhaps a cat, and most definitely a flag flying near the front door...".

Indeed yes, it would lead to obesity and diabetes. ArchieGoodwin (talk) 21:51, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Bunk. Most of the problems with that model were caused by pressuring unwilling people to conform to it, not by the people who did. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 21:58, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
The only thing I miss is the hats and suits. ArchieGoodwin (talk) 22:00, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Say the mom only bakes cookies on special occasions.--Yuppie (talk) 20:55, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
There was a decree by that uber liberal socialist negro scum Obama that said "no cookies ever!... or maybe it was his big armed wife. either way, cookies are bad. Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 20:58, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
I love cookies.--Yuppie (talk) 20:26, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
I like marzipan. Тytalk 20:28, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
I made a marzipan Totoro once. chibi and chu, too. and some susus.Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 21:04, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
I had delightful Stollen yesterday. Тytalk 21:12, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Why would you steal sweet bread? That seems silly. I'll give you some. ;-)Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 21:14, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Traditionally eaten at Christmas, probably the one German tradition my family still keeps. Therefore theft is necessary :} Тytalk 21:18, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
JOkes aside, i have seen them here in the states, around xmas. what are they like? Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 21:22, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Dense, kinda like a fruitcake, but edible.Тytalk 21:25, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
The problem with Stollen is that it tends to be covered in half a (metric) ton of icing sugar. I love the cake but the sugar is too much and prevents you from spreading the cake with butter or, for that matter, eating it with cheese which is the perfect partner to those rich fruitcake types. Bob Soles (talk) 21:40, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
I simply dust the cake off, as in my case it was powdered sugar, which I detest. I've had it with butter, but never cheese, I would like to try that. Тytalk 23:15, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Back in the dark ages I lived in a sort of commune thingy (bloody hippies) and the only time we could afford to eat properly was at Christmas when we pushed the boat out. The house nearly came to blows over the Christmas cake. We southerners wanted marzipan and royal icing - the northerners wanted Stilton cheese and Ruddles Old Peculiar. Fortunately the northerners won and I was introduced to one of the great food combinations. I'm not so fussy about the ale, although it helps, but fruitcake and cheese - yummy! Bob Soles (talk) 23:28, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Wow. You should really outdent. Bootmii 16:16, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Rush Limbaugh and divorce[edit]

Is Limbaugh Catholic? If he isn't, than it's not hypocritical at all, since the other branches of Christianity allow divorce.--Kugelschreiber (talk) 18:10, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

All of them? I thought Jesus said some not entirely clear things on the issue... Pizzameister (talk) 18:13, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Most of them do, but in many cases there is no "no-fault divorce", divorce is regarded with a social stigma and so on. Do we know, what church Limbaugh belonged to and what their views on marriage are?--Kugelschreiber (talk) 22:04, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
A quick 2 second Google search states he considers himself Methodist. He also likes to lecture other people on his moral superiority, and family values, while getting divorced 4 times, being caught with Viagra coming from a sex tourist location, and encouraging his listeners to send flowers to the important women in listeners lives like their mistress. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 22:22, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
I can't tell you how much I despise this type of bigotry. Not only on the part of Limbaugh, but also on the parts of anybody who thinks the private live of others is their business. I don't give a crap who someone has sex with as long as it is consensual. I am not inclined to think lower or higher of a politician or a public figure if I know they are having a mistress or a (whatever the term for a male mistress is). I just don't care. As long as they are not diddling children or raping people I just don't give a crap. And neither should decent media and the general public. The "sex scandal" is an abhorrent category of "political" "reporting" (Please imagine the scare quotes as big as they can get) that is mostly caused by the fucking puritanism of the US. Sex is fun. If both agree to everything that is happening it does no or next to no harm to anybody and certainly no harm to people who aren't involved in it. What possible benefit do I get by knowing about those private facts? Enough already! Let them fuck. Or not. Or both. Pizzameister (talk) 22:41, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
What bothers me the most is people going around casting stones at others, screaming at them for perceived sins, while doing it themselves like it's no big deal. An action that is a sin is one no matter who does it. Personally, what people do in their sex lives is something I don't even want to know about. Unless I am involved and then we can talk. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 22:58, 28 January 2016 (UTC)