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The Big Show / OBE
« on: March 20, 2009, 06:54:42 AM »
Well, almost ready to go! Pie baked as well as cookies. Minor change on woody. Juli said signs all over saying no dogs in building. He might have to stay in crate most of time so don't look for me w/ him.
Take care all & hope to see as many as possible. My cell number is 740-360-3980.


The Big Show / Re: How's the Weather?!
« on: March 17, 2009, 02:38:48 PM »
68 here beautiful! Woody has a game of Frisbee penciled in for this afternoon. Cold front coming in Thursday.


havent seen anyone cheat but have caught people going in our trailer to pee. quite awkward on there part  (lol)

Oh heavens Zach, you sure don't want to be around me then!!!


The Big Show / How many miles walked at cattle show/sale?
« on: March 17, 2009, 02:34:14 PM »
OK, as part of my fitness challenge, I bought a pedometer to measure miles walked. Am taking to OBE.
Anyone want to take bets on how many miles racked up in 2 days?

Red  <party>

For table 7 we also need a box of marbles! If gypsy can ever figure out how to log back on here she should be at that table too!


The Big Show / Re: Is there a prejudice for "fluffy" women? N/C
« on: March 17, 2009, 12:44:21 PM »
girls on the prowl tend to wear their hair down.  those hooked up wear it up.  those who are hooked up looking to unlatch, wear it down.  the one's who aren't looking mostly just have short hair.

men are always on the prowl

what about those of us that cut our own hair? Hubby was sure I killed something yesterday when he saw a huge lump of hair in the trash can!  O0


The Big Show / Re: consignment to ohio beef expo maine sale
« on: March 17, 2009, 12:37:48 PM »
ouch, that's rough! Just make sure it's not rain rot or hot spots. Are the bald areas dry to touch or ozzy? Is ozzy a word?  ???


The Big Show / Re: Is there a prejudice for "fluffy" women? N/C
« on: March 17, 2009, 07:42:04 AM »
Beautiful, as well as intelligent and capable women, come in all shapes and sizes.

What I find truly frightening about that article is the idea that discrimination sets in at size 8-10...

a size 10 model is considered plus size! Give me a break!!!!!

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: March 17, 2009, 07:40:58 AM »

black paint at a no paint show. Coloring up large areas of white. Twining when prohibited. The "standard" fudging of age.


The Big Show / Is there a prejudice for "fluffy" women? N/C
« on: March 17, 2009, 07:00:32 AM »
recently there has been a growing debate between Meghan McCain (John McCain's daughter) & Laura Ingraham (talk show host) over weight issues. Laura is of the belief that for a plus size ("fluffy" as Gidget calls them) woman might not be as acceptable as a 0 size woman. Is this a socially accepted attitude? Is there a prejudice? Heavier men don't seem to have issues that women do.
Although I am on the thin size, there were times when I had a few extra pounds, my mom would ride me when I hit what she classified as an unacceptable weight. Oh yes, she's a joy to to be around.
Any comments? I know this isn't cattle related but we have discussed judging heifers based on a woman's size.  ;)

Quit Talking About My Weight, Laura Ingraham
by Meghan McCain
March 14, 2009

 Meghan McCain responds to Laura Ingrahams attack on her weight: Why is this topic still a socially accepted prejudiceand why in the world would a woman raise it?

Recently my not-size-0 body has come under fire again by the conservative pundit Laura Ingraham. On her radio show recently, she sarcastically commented that I was too plus-sized to be a cast member on the television show The Real World and needled me about my weight with a comment about Barbie's 50th anniversary. Instead of intellectually debating our ideological differences about the future of the Republican Party, Ingraham resorted to making fun of my age and weight, in the fashion of the mean girls in high school. I responded on Twitter by saying, To all the curvy girls out there, dont let anyone make you feel bad about your body. I love my curves and you should love yours too.

My mother was constantly slammed for being too skinny, so the weight obsession of the media and our culture goes both ways. It also goes to both parties.

But now that numerous media outlets seem to have picked up on our tiff, I believe it warrants a more thoughtful response than can be contained in 140 characters. I have been teased about my weight and body figure since I was in middle school, and I decided a very long time ago to embrace what God gave me and live my life positively, attempting to set an example for other girls who may suffer from body image issues. I have nothing to hide: I am a size 8 and fluctuated up to a size 10 during the campaign. Its ridiculous even to have this conversation because I am not overweight in the least and have a natural body weight.

But even if I were overweight, it would be ridiculous. I expected substantive criticism from conservative pundits for my views, particularly my recent criticism of Ann Coulter. That is the nature of political discourse, and my intent was to generate discussion about the current problems facing the Republican Party. Unfortunately, even though Ingraham is more than 20 years older than I and has been a political pundit for longer, almost, than I have been alive, she responded in a form that was embarrassing to herself and to any woman listening to her radio program who was not a size 0.

In todays society this is, unfortunately, predictable. Everyone from Jessica Simpson to Tyra Banks, Oprah Winfrey, and Hillary Clinton has fallen victim to this type of image-oriented bullying. Recent pictures of Pierce Brosnans wife, Keely Shaye Smith, on the beach in her bikini raised criticism about her weight and choice of bathing suitas if the woman should be wearing a giant muumuu to swim in the ocean. After Kelly Clarksons recent appearance on American Idol, the first commentary I read on the Internet was about her weight gain instead of her singing.

My weight was consistently criticized throughout the campaign. Once someone even suggested I go to a plastic surgeon for liposuction. Afterward, I blogged about loving my body and suggested critics focus their insecurities about womens bodies elsewhere. On the other side, my mother was constantly slammed for being too skinny, so the weight obsession of the media and our culture goes both ways. It also goes to both parties. Hillary Clinton has consistently received criticism for her pantsuits and figure. Whatever someones party, these criticisms are quite obviously both wrong and distracting from the larger issues at play.

The question remains: Why, after all this time and all the progress feminists have made, is weight still such an issue? And in Lauras case, why in the world would a woman raise it? Today, taking shots at a womans weight has become one of the last frontiers in socially accepted prejudice.

I also thought the media outlets that reported on Lauras comments about me were out of line. I dont listen to Lauras show, so if journalists hadnt picked up on it and reported on it, I never would have known what she said. I wonder how Laura would feel if at some point someone were to criticize her daughters weight and broadcast it nationally on the radio.

At this point, I have more respect for Ann Coulter than I do for Laura Ingraham because at least Coulter didnt come back at me with heartless, substance-less attacks about my weight. All I can do is try to be a positive role model for women of my generation and, I hope, help show that no matter what industry you are in, what size you are has nothing to do with your worth.

 URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-03-14/the-politics-of-size/p/

The Big Show / Re: Houston Steer Show - Anyone Here Do Any Good?
« on: March 17, 2009, 06:29:57 AM »
so that's why seller's have scramble calf certificates accepted. Always wondered.

I was in our counties pig scramble. I actually caught a pig but in doing so lost my helmet. I was exhausted & couldn't pick the pig up.Two girls stood over me & I heard one say "kick her in the head" well, that got me mad enough that I crawled that pig to the ring.

Can't honestly say that the next year raising & showing hogs was the highlight of my 4-h- FFA years!  ;)


What about a table for aliens? I know SD would be at but not sure who else? Zach might fit in there & maybe KK will just have to go from table to table?
I think for table 1 it should be breeding cattle in general & you need to add Garybob to the mix!

Red  <alien>

Please reserve a table for the more "laid" back folks of steerplanet like JIT, Olson FS, Yuppiecowboy and myself. I think that table would be quiet interesting. Frank and honest discussion but not getting too worked up about anything. call a spade a spade 8)

Just waiting my flight in airport had time to kill. got to jump on a plane.......

have a safe flight!!!

Red  (angel)

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