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2010-01-11 10:02:37 PM  
I'd be pissed, too, if someone made a billboard that was accurate about me, but something I didn't want everyone to know about.
 
2010-01-11 10:27:36 PM  
I wonder how many people are going to RTFA before commenting?
 
2010-01-11 10:46:44 PM  
Farked already?
 
2010-01-12 12:12:23 AM  
Morons are so easily offended.
 
2010-01-12 12:13:40 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum

I think it's safe to say that the submitter didn't read the article thoroughly.
 
2010-01-12 12:14:25 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: I wonder how many people are going to RTFA before commenting?

Having done so, I can only conclude that the trolls have escaped the tubes and are now running amok in Rochdale.
 
2010-01-12 12:14:47 AM  
puffy999: I'd be pissed, too, if someone made a billboard that was accurate about me, but something I didn't want everyone to know about.

This!

Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.
 
2010-01-12 12:17:29 AM  
LavenderWolf: Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.


Well, at least one of us has to bear the burden of being an inadequate parent.
 
2010-01-12 12:19:23 AM  
I was offended once.
 
2010-01-12 12:20:10 AM  
Not bad mothers, absentee mothers,


/i keed
 
2010-01-12 12:20:34 AM  
Headline makes no sense. Career women actually leave the house, and thus would see the billboard.

It's the stay-at-home-moms that would need someone to tell them about the outside world.
 
2010-01-12 12:20:36 AM  
LavenderWolf: puffy999: I'd be pissed, too, if someone made a billboard that was accurate about me, but something I didn't want everyone to know about.

This!

Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.


So both parents have to stay at home to be an "adequate" parent.

The stupid burns with this one.
 
2010-01-12 12:22:10 AM  
bikerific: LavenderWolf: Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.


Well, at least one of us has to bear the burden of being an inadequate parent.


This is why living with ( or near) grandparents is useful.
 
2010-01-12 12:24:56 AM  
LavenderWolf: Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Your children come first. Give up the luxuries and focus on the necessities.
 
2010-01-12 12:26:10 AM  
puffy999: I'd be pissed, too, if someone made a billboard that was accurate about me, but something I didn't want everyone to know about.

It's funny because it's true!

/Mrs Bunny is at home mom
//24hr per day job
 
2010-01-12 12:26:19 AM  
I see no problem with stay at home fathers if that's how they want to work it.
 
2010-01-12 12:26:40 AM  
Eh, I think that if my kids see mom working they learn a couple of things. The first being, yeah, you can have a life away from the kids and you know what? Its great. Kids should try having lives away from parents, its even better. The second being that there are no free rides, everyone must contribute something. The third is that no woman should ever be put in a position where she cannot care for herself and her family if the man up and dies or leaves. Women who have this happen to them and have to go on welfare need to be ashamed of themselves as there is simply no excuse for it.

/did rtfa, just don't care.
 
2010-01-12 12:27:48 AM  
gorgor: I was offended once.

Got a pic?
 
2010-01-12 12:28:12 AM  
Seems pretty easy to vandalize. Just black out "WO" and cross out "MOTHERS" and write "FATHERS".
 
2010-01-12 12:30:17 AM  
LavenderWolf:Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.

Shh! you will anger the parents(both male and female) who think they can parent their exact values both perfectly and without fault between 6pm-9pm which is both their bedtime...

/If you do not want to be there for your childs life, thats fine. just do not complain how that child ends up while you and your other work to buy their next expensive in thing..

//cue the parents who think their crappy schedule which is nothing more than pats on the back after school are enough, as long as they get the next playstation or xbox before their friends.
 
2010-01-12 12:30:26 AM  
Yes, because a father can't raise children and the role of a mother can't be the breadwinner. I miss 1952.
 
2010-01-12 12:31:02 AM  
sexy-fetus: I see no problem with stay at home fathers if that's how they want to work it.

If I could find a woman with my salary who wanted to work and support me and the two kids from my previous marriage so I could stay home I would do it in a heartbeat.

Sadly, only men are stupid enough to put themselves in that position.

/well this one was
//she had six before we met
 
2010-01-12 12:32:20 AM  
I'm confused.

The posts so far have been mostly rational and reasonable.

When does the flame war start?
 
2010-01-12 12:34:34 AM  
uncletogie: gorgor: I was offended once.

Got a pic?


Like 1 or 2....
 
2010-01-12 12:37:25 AM  
jst3p:
//she had six before we met



Clown car enthusiast?
 
2010-01-12 12:38:15 AM  
gorgor: I was offended once.

How? Did a Hitler impersonating midget walk out during one of your photo setups?
 
2010-01-12 12:39:54 AM  
soy_bomb: LavenderWolf: Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Your children come first. Give up the luxuries and focus on the necessities.


When did you quit your job?

I imagine this to be a highly individualized and rather difficult decision. Although obviously one person's experience doesn't apply to everyone, I'm sure the decision-making process you went through when you did it will be instructive.
 
2010-01-12 12:41:53 AM  
jst3p: LavenderWolf: puffy999: I'd be pissed, too, if someone made a billboard that was accurate about me, but something I didn't want everyone to know about.

This!

Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.

So both parents have to stay at home to be an "adequate" parent.

The stupid burns with this one.


You mean your comment?

/first, there are a lot of single moms
//second, there are more single moms than stay-at-home dads
 
2010-01-12 12:42:07 AM  
HappyLittleTree: bikerific: LavenderWolf: Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.


Well, at least one of us has to bear the burden of being an inadequate parent.

This is why living with ( or near) grandparents is useful.


Oh, I am all over that. Our daycare for now is grandpa and great-aunt. Having that available was a big factor for us.
 
2010-01-12 12:42:16 AM  
Mr. Potatoass: jst3p:
//she had six before we met


Clown car enthusiast?


No, just a recovering bad decision maker.

/it seemed like a good idea at the time
//I think she has the force
 
2010-01-12 12:43:57 AM  
puffy999: jst3p: LavenderWolf: puffy999: I'd be pissed, too, if someone made a billboard that was accurate about me, but something I didn't want everyone to know about.

This!

Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.

So both parents have to stay at home to be an "adequate" parent.

The stupid burns with this one.

You mean your comment?

/first, there are a lot of single moms
//second, there are more single moms than stay-at-home dads


How does the first or second make my comment stupid? I was saying that it is possible to work full time and still be an adequate parent.
 
2010-01-12 12:44:39 AM  
jst3p: Mr. Potatoass: jst3p:
//she had six before we met


Clown car enthusiast?

No, just a recovering bad decision maker.

/it seemed like a good idea at the time
//I think she has the force


come to the dark side

img.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-12 12:45:59 AM  
First we had the 1950's model where the man worked and the wife stayed home and worked as the housewife.(then even a janitor could afford a house in the usa)! Then we had the 60's revolution and women wanted to join the workforce and the bankers said, " ok, two workers, two incomes, let's double the price of everything." Now we are locked into a market where a house is 300 thousand and milk is $2.50 a gallon.Women can't afford to stop working to maintain even a minimal standard of living.
I think it is now a luxury to be a housewife.
 
2010-01-12 12:46:08 AM  
And parents who don't work are better parents.

www.insidesocal.com
 
2010-01-12 12:46:15 AM  
The poster, placed on a billboard on Whitworth Road which reads: 'Career women make bad mothers' did not get the reaction the advertising company had hoped for.

I can't imagine what kind of response they THOUGHT they were going to get, with that kind of comment...
 
2010-01-12 12:47:31 AM  
Notabunny: jst3p: Mr. Potatoass: jst3p:
//she had six before we met


Clown car enthusiast?

No, just a recovering bad decision maker.

/it seemed like a good idea at the time
//I think she has the force

come to the dark side


That is EXACTLY how it happened.
 
2010-01-12 12:48:45 AM  
jst3p: Mr. Potatoass: jst3p:
//she had six before we met


Clown car enthusiast?

No, just a recovering bad decision maker.


How come I never see you at the meetings?

/Sincere best wishes
 
2010-01-12 12:49:50 AM  
Mr. Potatoass: jst3p: Mr. Potatoass: jst3p:
//she had six before we met


Clown car enthusiast?

No, just a recovering bad decision maker.

How come I never see you at the meetings?

/Sincere best wishes


I keep deciding not to go, I didn't say I was good at recovery.
 
2010-01-12 12:50:10 AM  
Came for the cowering children = good parents pictures

/leaving VERY dissapointed
 
2010-01-12 12:50:27 AM  
LavenderWolf: puffy999: I'd be pissed, too, if someone made a billboard that was accurate about me, but something I didn't want everyone to know about.

This!

Sorry, but you cannot work a full time job and be an adequate parent. At least not for small children.


That is so true. I so wish my mother had stayed home with me and my sisters full-time in our cardboard box; instead of going to work so we had an actual home to live in, clothing to wear and food to eat; besides raising us with good morals and an education. We grew up awfully deprived.

But I guess you can't have everything.
 
2010-01-12 12:53:28 AM  
Boo-farking-hoo. Women whining about the whole housewife thing again. Jesus shiat, I'd be more than happy to sit on my ass all day and watch reruns of Oprah while the wife is working a full time job. Where do I sign up?

/ok, kidding about the Oprah bit
//more like playing MW2
 
2010-01-12 12:54:29 AM  
5 kids who had a good mom, because she stayed home.
wwwimage.cbsnews.com
 
2010-01-12 12:57:29 AM  
FTA: The poster, placed on a billboard on Whitworth Road which reads: 'Career women make bad mothers' did not get the reaction the advertising company had hoped for.

The Outdoor Advertising Association (OAA) designed a series of posters similar to this one and placed them up and down the country in a bid to show how powerful outdoor advertising is.
The posters have been put up in conjunction with a new website called Britainthinks.com which encourages debate amongst the people of Britain.

looks like it got exactly the reaction the company was hoping for. they just didn't anticipate how many sandy vaginas were out there, connected to harpy mouths that can't resist the desire to screech about every little thing.
 
2010-01-12 12:58:21 AM  
The whole point of these billboards was to be controversial and spark debate.

FTFA
The posters have been put up in conjunction with a new website called Britainthinks.com

Apparently it doesn't.

/sigh
 
2010-01-12 12:59:37 AM  
I dun getit. If you have to be at home 24 hours a day to be a good parent ... all men who work full time are bad fathers?
 
2010-01-12 01:01:36 AM  
images.chron.com
 
2010-01-12 01:02:15 AM  
astrahl: I dun getit. If you have to be at home 24 hours a day to be a good parent ... all men who work full time are bad fathers?

Obviously. Career men make bad fathers.

To be a good parent you must be home 24/7, even if that means you and your family live in a ditch and eat rocks.
 
2010-01-12 01:05:13 AM  
Gyrfalcon: astrahl: I dun getit. If you have to be at home 24 hours a day to be a good parent ... all men who work full time are bad fathers?

Obviously. Career men make bad fathers.

To be a good parent you must be home 24/7, even if that means you and your family live in a ditch and eat rocks.


Don't knock gourmet rocks.


collegecandy.files.wordpress.com



/obscure?
 
2010-01-12 01:07:14 AM  
jst3p: Gyrfalcon: astrahl: I dun getit. If you have to be at home 24 hours a day to be a good parent ... all men who work full time are bad fathers?

Obviously. Career men make bad fathers.

To be a good parent you must be home 24/7, even if that means you and your family live in a ditch and eat rocks.

Don't knock gourmet rocks.

/obscure?


On Fark? You must be joking.
 
2010-01-12 01:08:56 AM  
Gyrfalcon: On Fark? You must be joking.

I know.... short late thread, might have been.
 
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