The Issues You Don't Talk About Cafe Monthly Meetup

  • February 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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As usual there is a lot to talk about.

You can all look forward to the regular appearance of the "Flying 800 Pound Gorilla" or some other type of helpless animal to be tossed about the room. The egg timer (now a cell phone; gotta love technology) that can't seem to keep time and the "One Minutes."

"One Minutes" are an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and tell us for approximately one minute what is on your mind. You can talk for one minute or less about anything from a hang nail that's been bothering you, to your interpretation of the meaning of life. But you only have one minute.

Remember the rules:

  • Bring your voice and passion, but leave your anger and condescension at home.
  • Be respectful to everyone during discussions
  • If you get angry at differing opinions, please realize that this is not the place for you and kindly do not attend.
  • Eat, drink and be merry and tip well if you can.
  • We don't have to leave as friends, but we can't leave as enemies.


Here are some of the topics we could explore:

  • Is over population of the planet a serious worry anymore?
  • Obama is really bugging me with his Scare Tour around the country. Isn't it true that if you stare the sequester in the face, with a bit of manipulation, it's really the tough cuts that we need?
  • Mayor Slay or Alderman Reed...or the other guy?
  • Do you think that we will ever fight a conventional war again?
  • Should we provide direct aid to the Syrian Rebels?
  • Is "Homosexuality a 'Ticking Time Bomb' for the Catholic Church?"
  • Men and women are created equal right?  At least that's what I understand Mormon's believe.
  • Headline: Condo sends note to soldier saying he must take American Flag down. Holier than thou vets and citizens come out of the woodwork.
  • More to come...

 

I look forward to talking to you all.

Glenn

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  • Mike V.

    Just saw where St. Peters is going to have the Motto "In God We Trust" posted on city hall and several other city buildings. The signs are being paid for by private individuals. Is this correct for cities to do? If so, shouldn't Taxpayer monies be used? Just exactly does "In God WE Trust" mean? I don't believe in supernatural beings, so this is not correct for me, a citizen of this country that professes freedom of religious beliefs (or lack of those beliefs.)

    When a batter hits a home run and points skyward, is he saying "thank you God for blessing me?" or is he saying "Thank you God for screwing the pitcher?"

    March 9, 2013

  • Theo E.

    Had a great meeting everyone and hearing all the diverse opinions.

    February 28, 2013

    • Laura Louise S.

      welcome Theo. I liked your introduction topic.

      February 28, 2013

  • Glenn

    Hey, in a non-marital relationship, isn't it completely the woman's responsibility not to get pregnant?

    February 25, 2013

    • Alex

      Glenn, you remained me of Todd Atkin when you said " the woman is in complete control of the situation". I am not comparing your comment with his dumb arguments though, far from it. Your comment sounds sounds sexist and old school. It really does not matter in this case how things were in the past, because now legally, socially and morally, pregnancy is a mutual responsibility.

      February 28, 2013

    • Glenn

      Very interesting Alex. I completely respect your point of view. You have made me rethink my opinion of Todd Akin (slightly off topic) and how a comment in a political campaign can completely define you as a person. I would agree that my position is politically incorrect, old school and even sexist. I don't think that I am sexist (not saying that you said I was :) ...it just got me to thinking) for putting voice to it. We talked a bit about it at the Meetup and I was equally unsuccessful in getting my point across there as well. Although one woman did agree with me to an extent. Discussions like this is what the group is all about. In my opinion, there is always an unpopular side to a topic worth talking about. I also think that taking that unpopular position does not wholly define the person taking it. Thanks for making me think through that. :)

      February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The leader of the group decided to label who's smart in tonight's meeting, and I did not make the cut. I guess since I didn't agree with him, I am no longer considered a "smart girl." This was insulting and disappointing. I was completely disrespected. This will be the last time I attend this Meetup.

    February 27, 2013

    • Glenn

      Liz, I owe you my deepest apologies. I guess I got a little too comfortable with everyone last night (a tribute to you and the great group of folks who were there). My comment was meant completely in fun, specifically with a bit of sarcasm and friendly jesting for two of the "regular" girls that have been coming to the Meetup for years. I wasn't aware of how my comment was perceived. It hurts me deeply whenever someone leaves feeling as you did. Please know that was far from my intent. The truth be told, I think that you are an incredibly thoughtful and extraordinarily intelligent, contribution to any group lucky enough to have you join. That being said, I completely respect your decision not to attend again, but know if you do, you can expect a sincere and heartfelt apology awaiting in person should you change your mind.

      1 · February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    change of plans, can not make it :(((

    February 27, 2013

  • Roy

    Have to do a business dinner...unexpectedly...(damn!)

    February 27, 2013

  • Alex

    Sorry, my schedule changed at the last minute. I'll make it next time. Enjoy & be safe, it might get nasty out there tonight.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glenn, are you speaking of legal or moral responsibilities, by the way?

    February 26, 2013

    • Glenn

      I guess I am speaking of the moral responsibility. The law is the law until it is changed. That's a good question and I am not sure about the answer. You know me, just putting it out there.

      February 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I know you :) I would say, generally speaking, it's a shared responsibility because both male and female partners can take some actions, that are beyond control of their other partner, that may result in the pregnancy of the female. I do not think, making someone responsible for an act, he has had no control of, is moral.

      February 27, 2013

  • Beth L J.

    Sorry I'm not going to make it. Hopefully ill make the next one

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moved to the area last month for a new job and am looking to meet new people. I'm very open minded.

    February 25, 2013

  • Beth L J.

    Fallon's has a groupon right now!

    February 21, 2013

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