Unless I'm mistaken and Secretariat came to that woman's house and asked her to train him so he could hit the big time, he was a horse that people purchased in order to have him make money for them. He's just lucky he never had an accident while racing that resulted in his being killed on the track. Athlete... COME ON!
I guess I should have known better than to try to have a discussion with someone whom I know thinks the complete opposite from me on most social issues. She's Republican, I'm not. The issue was a news story about an inmate in a PA prison who has been subjected to torture and rape etc from inmates and guards (he's now in a coma). He's a child pornographer, and my friend had the link on her status and said, basically, haha he deserves it. I said that I don't care about his getting bad treatment from inmates, but I don't think the guards doing that is a good thing. There are plenty of people in prison who may have done bad things but they don't deserve to be made to stand naked in their cell for days on end or for guards to facilitate their beatings by inmates, and that it is foolish to think that sadistic guards would confine their actions only to people who "deserve" it. She kept just repeating that pedophiles deserve what they get, and barely addressed the fact that guards shouldn't do that, finally saying that since she posted it she thought she got to choose the debate theme, but go ahead and keep defending pedophiles. She put a "lulz" at the end of her comment, so maybe she thought she was being funny and I wasn't supposed to take that seriously, but sorry... If you're unable to have an adult discussion or debate with someone who points out something you don't want to deal with, put a fucking disclaimer up: Please, only yes-men need reply to this post. (Which is what happened. One person acknowledged I "had a point", but no one was willing to discuss the fact that these guards should not be abusing their power the way they were. No one came to my defense. Possibly all her other friends realize arguing a point with her is useless.
All I can say is, I am still incredibly pissed about it. I hid her on FB, but I almost want to just delete her from my friends. We were really close at one point but we haven't been for ten years. An apology would be accepted, but I don't think it's coming.
First, I haven't seen the last two episodes, and I don't know when I'll be able to watch the rest of the season. I have just been reading the lengthy recaps that www.ew.com posts. I will now address some gripes with this season.
First, I am not one of those who thinks Ball should not have changed anything. I have actually seen people bemoaning the changes he's made to "Charlaine Harris's masterpieces" and I almost choked. If those people think they are masterpieces, they are truly disturbed. They are fun and easy, and the standout is how awesome the Sookie/Eric relationship is. Easily best thing about the books. So when that is fucked with, I get unhappy. Most of the changes, I'm fine with. Lafayette? Love it. Nelsan Ellis is fantastic. Tara? I love her and yeah, her storyline was annoying last year but I love it this year and I think she's awesome. Jessica? At first she was annoying but I liked her by the beginning of season 2. The main thing I have a problem with are the changes to Sookie, Bill, and Eric, and since Sookie is the main character and those two are her main squeezes, it's a problem that is getting bigger and bigger all the time.
The big secret of what Sookie is? Vampires that are 1000+ years old can't tell? This is dumb. And the chick who is playing Claudine? Here we have another example (Bill being the first) of: When people are described as good-looking, you'd think they would cast someone good-looking. Hell she's described as stunningly gorgeous, at least someone pretty for FSM's sake!
Bill from True Blood. He wouldn't have to die, I'd be perfectly fine with him just being downsized the way he is in the books. It would pretty much amount to one scene in one episode starting in season 4. If only!!
1. Location. I'm in MA after having spent the last 14 years in VA, and I'm still by the beach!
2. Weather. Longer winter, more snow, shorter, milder summer, and spring actually exists here.
3. Better schools.
4. Closer to family (though in my mom's case, it fluctuates between good and bad).
5. Liberal state
1. Though I'm happy to be in this state, this city would not be the one I'd choose if I had my druthers.
2. The denizens of this city have a severe littering problem.
3. No jobs here at all.
5. No friends here.
How it compares- I feel that I'm finally home, and it's one thing I'm always happy about.
1. Tortured Vampire. He's sad about being a darn vampire!
Offenders: Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Moonlight, Forever Knight, The Vampire Diaries, Dark Shadows
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