women in the kitchen

@jb78000 (15178)
July 7, 2010 4:35am CST
the poor in their place, and scientists hanged for heresy. yes, the middle ages were brilliant. have a fundamentalist religion in charge, keep the status quo and none of that liberal nonsense to deal with. i don't quite understand why people want their countries to return to this era though, especially when they are not fond of the countries that already have. i think part of it is they expect to be part of the ruling class, although chances are they'd be stuck in the 'serfs' group. anyone have a better explanation?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
7 Jul 10
ya know JB, I dont think I ask for too much when I say I want to be world dictator. I will let you little people keep your internet!
@jb78000 (15178)
7 Jul 10
i have already told you that you can be a world dictionary. nobody else wants that job anyway.
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• United States
7 Jul 10
It is a thankless job Laglen and the pay and benefits suck...but if you want it...ya you can have it.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
7 Jul 10
I wont believe it til I am ensconced in my beautiful palace....
• United States
8 Jul 10
That's one thing I wonder. We fought with all our hearts and soul to get away from England, yet, today, we seem to be pushing to go right back into anything British or European when we decide what is right for this country. Visiting other countries is fine and fun, but returning home is so much better because this country, up until recently, had so much more to offer than any other. That is slowly dying as more of our freedoms are ignored or tossed under the bus for power from both primary political parties. Why go back to something we fought to get away from?
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Jul 10
europe, including britian, is not actually much like it was 800 years ago. and generally a good long way from that medieval 'morality' this discussion is about.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
8 Jul 10
I'm curious, mystic...what freedoms have been ignored or tossed under the bus? IMO, the religious right would be all too happy to take many rights away from everyday Americans if given half the chance.
• United States
8 Jul 10
Just a few recently in the news are: The freedom to protect ourselves and our property as shown in the lawsuit against Arizona. Oh, I know the new law was touted as a civil rights issue by our leaders (before they read it and some still haven't), but the lawsuit says nothing about civil rights. Instead, it says the Feds have first dibs on a job they are refusing to perform. The fact that the courts have allowed other states, like Rhode Island, to do the same thing seems to have no bearing. And, the fact, that many states, in direct opposition to the federal laws, have sanctuary areas for illegal aliens amd are never punished seems to have no bearing either. How about losing our right to vote? The latest conflict is discovering that Black Panthers standing in front of polling places, with weapons, will not be punished. But, hey, they aren't allowed to attend any other polling places UNTIL THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. A man who left the Department of Justice is testifying that he left because he could not give this information while employed there. His information: The DOJ will not bring the Black Panthers or any other black person to justice under Civil Rights rulings. Obviously, only white people can be punished under those, even thought THEIR civil rights are being trampled. How about states such as Louisiana being punished by destroying their fishing waters, their shores and now, going to court to put a six-month moratorium on all oil rigs. This will, in effect, destroy any jobs associated with oil rigs permanently because those rigs will be gobbled up by other countries, who are already making bids on them. They are thrilled to take even more of our jobs away as our government hands over about thousands of jobs just from Louisiana - that's not counting the ones from the other Gulf states. How about the right to work, which has been sufficiently destroyed in the last four years - yes, that's right, both adminstrations were responsible. But, Nancy Pelosi seems quite happy with everyone getting unemployment compensation indefinitely. She actually said those monies 'stimulate the economy.' Either she is lying through her teeth or is dumb as a rock. I don't think she's that dumb. IMO, we are in the process of having our country destroyed from within, as the USSR and China have promised would happen. And it's happening by the right and the left. There are no innocent government bystanders in this destruction. They count on our blindness and so far, it's working quite well. Of course, most damage right now seems to be aimed at states who have Republican leaders. Contrary to Congressional and White House opinion, what is being shown is our President's inability to handle anything except reckless spending, which he does very well. Only the Republican governors seem to have ANY ideas on how to fix things, but the Washington Red Tape gang won't let anything get done.
• United States
7 Jul 10
You get to wear all of those "cool costumes" like you see at the Renaissance Fairs, and you don't have to be concerned about using utensils and table etiquette?
@jb78000 (15178)
7 Jul 10
nice to see where your priorities are. although can't you do this already if you want to? - you might not be invited to many dinner parties and you'd look silly but could be fun.
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• United States
7 Jul 10
I guess that I could still do that, but as I am rarely allowed out in public as it is, I think it best not to push the envelope too much now. Besides, I didn't even get into the part about not having to waste time and effort on personal hygiene, although some of those practices I would still hope to see people doing.
@jb78000 (15178)
7 Jul 10
dress like this every friday. then, when people look bewildered/scared, you can ask them why they are not participating in fancy dress fridays. if you work in an office you can tell them it is company policy
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
8 Jul 10
I can't see the point in having anyone in the kitchen. Science gave me the micro-wave, and university thought me that if it doesn't leak, it's not dangerous to stand close to it. I suppose that many have a quite romantic view of the Middle ages, or maybe they think that as they have a higher probability of being immune the plague than people around the world they think that reintroducing it will rid the world of lots of the lousy beggars and horrible foreigners they don't like. At least that's my plan. I might consider a genetical test first though, to check if I have the right genes .-)
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Jul 10
i think they probably get their view of it from disney.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
9 Jul 10
Yes, Disney left the plague out. Don't want to scare the children. Reality often scares children (and grown-ups).
@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jul 10
Fear of losing what you have... But what about the have nots?
@jb78000 (15178)
7 Jul 10
idk
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@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jul 10
They want some of what the rich people have.... Sad, since there's really enough to go around.
@irishidid (8521)
• United States
8 Jul 10
But it can be fun in the kitchen. You can make the smartass, who thinks he's so great. a lovely bunch of ex-lax brownies because you love him and know he's just full of it.
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Jul 10
wrong tense irish. after he's eaten your delicious brownies the phrase you need is 'was full of it'.
• Canada
7 Jul 10
I dont think Canada is back in the middle age.......yet!! but we still have witch hunts here at times. I feel the same, who in their right mind would want to go back to the middle age??? Good grief, Id rather kill myself. SO why, oh why are our governments letting immigrants turn our country back to such a dark time? I think they're wanting more power and control. So we need to get rid of the present head of states and get on with people who arent power crazed. Im scared thinking about it.
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Jul 10
i think fear is actually one of the reasons for this. have a few deep breaths and have a brownie. not one of irishidid's though. dawn's are better.
• United Arab Emirates
7 Jul 10
i never thought of that...but yes most of the women in the world have their place in the kitchen....i think they like the place well. though the women cook at home...have you noticed that the top cooks in the world ate men....But when it comes to cooking at home..they will never cook.
@jb78000 (15178)
7 Jul 10
they will. some of them. they just need housetrained first
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
7 Jul 10
Well it's largely a way of silencing a group they don't want to hear from. You mentioned "liberal nonsense". That's what I heard a lot of in 2008 when those liberals were saying Sarah Palin should be barefoot in the kitchen. Those supposed heroes for women's rights change their tune rather quickly when the woman in question isn't a liberal. They can say a woman like Nanci Pelosi with four kids is a hero for being speaker of the house, but a woman like Sarah Palin, also with four kids, is a bad mother for being governor of Alaska.
@jb78000 (15178)
7 Jul 10
you get idiots with all kinds of views.
@GardenGerty (95734)
• Marion, Kansas
7 Jul 10
Ah, yes, the good old days. I think perhaps people are so worried/concerned/scared about how things are right now that they want change, any change, just to get ourselves out of the problems we are in. Either that or it is better the demons you know than the demons you face.
@jb78000 (15178)
7 Jul 10
i think unpleasant social change often comes when people are disatisfied and will leap on anything different, without thinking it through very carefully. rise of communism is a good example.