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by Gidget
Jul Sun 14, 2002 4:37 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: comming soon ''city of marshfield ''
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: comming soon ''city of marshfield ''

Great idea! I am going to email all of these people from Governor Swift down to Frank Hynes.
If we get enough people on board, we can make a difference.
by Gidget
Jul Sun 14, 2002 4:30 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"
Replies: 44
Views: 545

Re: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"

Mugwump: Frankly, I am with Susan right now. I cannot and will not support the Catholic Church until I see real and positive changes which should include the Church laity. This has broken my heart and has nothing to do with my belief in God or my deep commitment to the tenets of Catholicism. RE: Pal...
by Gidget
Jul Thu 11, 2002 8:13 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: SAVE OUR TOWN
Replies: 55
Views: 1134

Re: SAVE OUR TOWN

It would be great if we could have an official meeting (the library???) of those able to physically assist in this fight against 40bs. It is too late to do prior to the rally but perhaps sometime soon thereafter. I for one would be willing to do whatever necessary to change the 40b law.
Gidget
by Gidget
Jul Thu 11, 2002 7:05 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"
Replies: 44
Views: 545

Re: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"

Mugwump: I have a sneaking suspicion that under all your rhetoric lies a gentle criticism about religious tolerance which I would like to address. I do not feel this is a religious difference at all but a major cultural issue. I do not wish to persecute anyone for their beliefs. However, I must ask ...
by Gidget
Jul Thu 11, 2002 6:49 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Outdoor Cocktails
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Outdoor Cocktails

Whoops! I meant to say "Le Calypso" not Le Cabana.
Gidget
by Gidget
Jul Thu 11, 2002 9:04 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Outdoor Cocktails
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Outdoor Cocktails

Has anyone been to eat at Le Cabana overlooking Nantasket Beach? My husband and I dropped in for a glass of wine and the place is fabulous inside. They also have tables situated on the rocks outside surrounded by lovely gardens. It is being run by a French couple and has the real feel of the French ...
by Gidget
Jul Thu 11, 2002 8:59 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"
Replies: 44
Views: 545

Re: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"

Steadfast - You are truly amazing. I feel as if I am getting a crash course in international affairs/cultures by reading your commentary in various threads. I read the Coca Cola thread as well. Your opinions are well written and even when you disagree you manage to put your thoughts across kindly. W...
by Gidget
Jul Wed 10, 2002 10:13 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: SAVE OUR TOWN
Replies: 55
Views: 1134

Re: SAVE OUR TOWN

Tanzi - Count me and my hubby in for 7/16 rally! I like the idea of a special Town Meeting to do whatever needs to be done to fight the proliferation of 40Bs. Many years ago, I remember that a united Marshfield stopped the growth of apartment buildings in our town. Where there is a will, there is a ...
by Gidget
Jul Wed 10, 2002 8:44 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"
Replies: 44
Views: 545

Re: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"

Bounder - ps - My mother's family migrated from Nova Scotia and my father from Ireland so I have nothing but respect for Canada and Ireland. However, you do not have a clue how 9/11 has changed the US. My daughter lost 2 dear friends at the WTC, one that she had dated for 6 months. We will never for...
by Gidget
Jul Wed 10, 2002 8:39 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"
Replies: 44
Views: 545

Re: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"

Bounder - Frankly, it is refreshing to get another point of view but you will not convince me that Islam is a peaceful religion. To respond to your comment that the reason American Muslims have not spoken out is that they are afraid is hokum. Believe me, there has been VERY little hate crimes in thi...
by Gidget
Jul Tue 09, 2002 9:46 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Focus
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Focus

Mugwump: That brought me to tears. Thank you. It is good to know that we are still raising young men/women that can express such strength of character and patriotic pride. It has always been there hidden in our hearts. How sad that it took a tragic even like 9/11 to make us bring it out into the lig...
by Gidget
Jul Tue 09, 2002 9:34 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"
Replies: 44
Views: 545

Re: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"

Bounder - No, you give me a break! You had to go all the way back to the Crusades to come up with an event that galvanized all of Christianity to an unreasonable religious mania. That kind of foolishness would not fly with most Christians today. On the other hand, the anti-Jewish, anti-Americanism t...
by Gidget
Jul Tue 09, 2002 7:49 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"
Replies: 44
Views: 545

Re: Today Koran quote "peace-loving Muslims"

Bounder - On paper, I agree with you. It is always a mistake to judge any group by the actions of a few. On a one-on-one basis, I believe that Muslims are good, decent people. However, their religious history cannot be denied. It is apparent that as a group, they still can be manipulated by their re...
by Gidget
Jun Sun 16, 2002 11:56 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone eaten at the Fairview Inn?
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Has anyone eaten at the Fairview Inn?

The meals at the Fairview are terrible, I would not recommend this place at all. If you want a good meal go to the Windsor House in Duxbury, good meals and the owners are very friendly, also the bartender Tim is great! good drinks!!!!,also try the PEI mussels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:
by Gidget
Jun Thu 06, 2002 10:57 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Transportation
Replies: 84
Views: 1005

Re: Town Transportation

Mugwump, Why does everything have to be personal with you? Is this your real personality or just a schtick to keep the verbal tennis match going? After all, it was only a nice idea thrown out to see what other people think. On one level, you are right. There are practical financial issues to go alon...
by Gidget
Jun Thu 06, 2002 10:42 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Babies must leave now
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Babies must leave now

Phil, You are soooo right! While I may appear to be conservative on some issues (immigration), I believe that big business is all about "making big money" and are not concerned about the longterm well-being of this country. (I worked behind the scenes for a major corporation in this area and saw fir...
by Gidget
Jun Thu 06, 2002 10:32 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: New Immigration Policy
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: New Immigration Policy

MCasper/Gander: Of course our venerable Senator (Kennedy) does not like any corrections to the immigration procedures. Please correct me if I am wrong but I believe that our very own Senator Kennedy was instrumental in relaxing the immigration laws in the early 70's (am I revealing my age?). Prior t...
by Gidget
Jun Wed 05, 2002 8:37 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: New Immigration Policy
Replies: 9
Views: 152

New Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON, June 5 U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday that as many as 100,000 visitors a year will be fingerprinted, photographed and registered in an anti-terrorism effort that has outraged Arab and immigration groups that say Middle Eastern men will be targeted. Finally, we are ta...
by Gidget
Jun Tue 04, 2002 9:55 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Babies must leave now
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Babies must leave now

Andy/Bobkat:

Thank you for the clarification. This only reinforces my belief that our system of automatic citizenship to any child born here on our soil even if his/her parents are illegal is foolish. I do not see any real advantage to our country to continue this policy.
by Gidget
Jun Mon 03, 2002 7:29 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Babies must leave now
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Babies must leave now

Bobkat: I am a little confused. Perhaps someone out there can clear this question up. I NEVER realized that England ever gave citizenship to any child not born to UK parents. My grandchild was born in England last year. He did not receive dual citizenship. In fact, I do not believe ANY European coun...
by Gidget
May Fri 31, 2002 8:37 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Aztlan Rising
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Aztlan Rising

Phil: I appreciate your concern and share it passionately. What I do not understand is why other Americans cannot see the handwriting on the wall. First, let me make my opinion clear. I am happy to see immigrants OF ANY RACE, CREED OR NATIONALITY arrive here in the US who are willing to work hard an...
by Gidget
May Wed 22, 2002 6:58 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools
Replies: 52
Views: 743

Re: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools

Originally posted by Sue C: Maureen Wrote: I do not have any idea who initiated these early release days, but I could take an educated guess. I would like to know the person or persons who could cease this shortened week so that the children were not cheated the education they are entitled. Sue: Ex...
by Gidget
May Tue 21, 2002 8:25 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Fine then, I'll bring it up...
Replies: 36
Views: 267

Re: Fine then, I'll bring it up...

Jane: I definitely understand that we cannot totally protect ourselves against another terrorist attack. However, I still believe we should cross every "T" and dot every "I" in an attempt to cover all obvious bases. For example, if our home was burglarized; would it make sense to leave the door open...
by Gidget
May Mon 20, 2002 8:20 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Fine then, I'll bring it up...
Replies: 36
Views: 267

Re: Fine then, I'll bring it up...

Originally posted by MCasper: [I'm not worried that we are not doing enough. They will attack us again, but we will win in the end. Mark[/QB] Mark: Firstly, I mean no disrespect; you are obviously very well read BUT please pass on your source that the Bush admin did act forcefully on terrorist repo...
by Gidget
May Mon 20, 2002 6:57 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: My thoughts exactly!
Replies: 81
Views: 1608

Re: My thoughts exactly!

John Q: You encapsulated the whole scenario so well. I am a Catholic but I my blinders have been ripped off. While my basic religious belief is still in place; my trust in the Church hierarchy including the Pope is shaken to the core. How could Cardinal Law have been so cruel, so blind, so heartless...
by Gidget
May Mon 20, 2002 5:43 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Fine then, I'll bring it up...
Replies: 36
Views: 267

Re: Fine then, I'll bring it up...

Whether or not the Bush administration should have done more pre 9/11 is a moot point. From what I have read over the last week, similar warnings had been issued to the Clinton admin with similar lackluster concern. The big surprise is that neither admins took these warnings seriously especially giv...
by Gidget
May Mon 20, 2002 5:14 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools
Replies: 52
Views: 743

Re: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools

How did this thread go from the simple question of extending the kindergarten day to questioning the motives of working parents? As long as I am not being asked to financially support a personal life choice; I feel it is not my business. The decision to extend/or not extend the school day should be ...
by Gidget
May Fri 17, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools
Replies: 52
Views: 743

Re: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools

Originally posted by Melissa: Originally posted by Polonius: [qb]Mr. Keating, And as for language immersion programs, I don't think it is a good idea. Let's meet the needs of families first, and then move on to what is, in my opinion, an extra bonus. Let's improve the technology in our classrooms, ...
by Gidget
May Fri 17, 2002 9:11 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Israel
Replies: 42
Views: 290

Re: Israel

Wow! I have learnt more about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict while reading this thread than what I have seen on TV or read in the newspapers over the last 2 months. Some of your possible resolutions are very interesting including making part of Jordan a Palestinian state. I do not think anyone wou...
by Gidget
May Fri 17, 2002 8:52 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools
Replies: 52
Views: 743

Re: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools

RE: Language Immersion Programs I would love to see a serious foreign language program in Marshfield beginning with kindergarten age children. I have travelled in Europe quite a bit and just about EVERYONE there speaks some English and other languages as well. Along with language, we should introduc...
by Gidget
May Fri 17, 2002 8:39 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Survey - should we keep the member rating system?
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Survey - should we keep the member rating system?

Originally posted by Mugwump: Doesn't matter cause who cares what others think if you know that in your heart that you are typing with belief, conviction and preferably not PC... ( with puck of course ) Taking the rejection is a trip.. Salesmen need a lot of that... I vote that we stay on line... E...
by Gidget
May Wed 15, 2002 10:55 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools
Replies: 52
Views: 743

Re: Weekly Minimum Days in the Elementary Schools

Originally posted by Polonius: Melissa, I am against full day kindergarden for the town of Marshfield. I think there could be a program (privately supported) which could provide before or after school programs for kindergarden age students. I don't really want to pay for this extra curricular activ...
by Gidget
Apr Wed 03, 2002 8:43 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Another Area Being cleared on 139
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Another Area Being cleared on 139

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by newcomer:<BR><B>Melia fuel is building offices there. Won't it be lovely with NO trees.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks! I just reread the other related topic "Land being cleared on 139" and realized that I missed t...
by Gidget
Apr Wed 03, 2002 7:51 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Another Area Being cleared on 139
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Another Area Being cleared on 139

There is land being cleared across from Southport where an old house stood for many years. Does anyone know what is going to be built there? I would appreciate any information.<P>Gidget
by Gidget
Apr Wed 03, 2002 7:40 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Help is on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Help is on the way

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Poindexter:<BR><B>Sacre bleu.<BR>Send them more Jerry Lewis movies.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>What is going on in Europe especially France? I feel like Alice in Wonderland where nothing seems to make any sense anymor...
by Gidget
Mar Wed 20, 2002 10:17 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: SOME Good words from England...
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: SOME Good words from England...

andyscouse:<P>You are very wise and sooo right! The only constant in life is "change". In 50 years, The European Federation may very well be the economic leader of the world. However, if you are suggesting a Utopia where the world including the US is united under a "New World Order";it is a nice tho...
by Gidget
Mar Tue 19, 2002 10:28 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: I am SO done with Mary Robinson!
Replies: 20
Views: 117

Re: I am SO done with Mary Robinson!

Jane: I totally agree. Frankly, I am tired of apologizing for being an American. However, it is not just the Irish who feel they have a right to point out our deficiencies. I have travelled extensively and have often felt it is "open season" for many to criticize my country to my face. Every country...
by Gidget
Mar Mon 18, 2002 5:59 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Andrea Yates
Replies: 111
Views: 2730

Re: Andrea Yates

I agree with Jill. This is a case that breaks your heart. I have so many questions re: her family starting with her husband Rusty. Why would you keep having children with this woman even after she has tried to kill herself 3 times? Why would you encourage her to homeschool her 5 children...a feat th...