Thursday, February 24, 2011
Overheard on CNN.com: Scent of a woman

 

Comment of the day: "P.S. If a man is doing housework it's super HOT." --Ihavetowashmyhair

 

When men don't want sex

 

When we read this story about men's sexual behavior, we were surprised to see that many commenters shared a common, and somewhat unexpected, turnoff not found in the article: artificially scented feminine products. Worse yet, some added, those scents lasted long after they were used.

 

too many said, "One issue though, is these feminine products. From many guys I speak with--it seems it has come up in so many conversations-these new feminine products emit a sweet smell which may be pleasant to women, but it is obnoxious and overbearing for men, and it seems those new chemicals that create the smell seem to linger in the nether regions for quite a while after the monthly, so i know of many who will lose the blood pressure as soon as a waft of that scent hits the nose. Sue Johnson and Johnson and the other feminine product makers."

 

True wrote, "I hate that nasty stench those products produce! Whew!!" meeting agreed: "OMG, i thought i was the only dude, its true, so true." Wrote stinkeeee, "The jumbo was ready to dock, then that scented product smell hit my nose, and voila ! Jumbo became a mini mini."

 

And what did women have to say? www agreed, "I'm a female and I HATE that smell. It is nauseating. If I accidentally buy a scented product, I either return it (if unopened) or throw it away. EWWWWWW. I don't understand how there is even a market for the scented stuff. Just bathe yourselves, ladies!"

 

But bitnar concluded, "Great. One more thing to be self-conscious about."

 

Tapes reveal Thurgood Marshall's rocky road to the Supreme Court

 

Readers responded to this story about newly surfaced tapes, and their comments were almost unanimously in support of President Lyndon Johnson and his promotion of Thurgood Marshall. Unlike many other presidents, they wrote, he really cared for the American people.

 

"If only we could delete Viet Nam from his history, LBJ would be remembered as one of our greatest presidents," said ongtooth. "LBJ was a rough cut fellow with a firm handshake and an even firmer will. He was well known for the "Johnson treatment" and getting his way. Which, years later was a very good thing for America and its citizens," EireannAlba said. "LBJ was the last of the strong-willed presidents whose concerns for his country were foremost in his mind," said Muddyshoes. "LBJ crossed all racial lines," wrote richunix. "He was the un-sung hero of all Americans."

 

And, of course, there was praise for Marshall.

 

"People normally associate Marshall only with the Brown decision," wrote yazzy, "but he had a number of impressive wins in other cases prior to and after Brown. It will be interesting to learn what the tapes reveal." "Thurgood Marshall epitomized judicial activism," wrote jennacs. "Wish we had more people like him on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor looks like she'll be one."

 

"Justice Marshall was a man that any American would have been proud to have known," wrote KENNNY. "I remember reading years ago that some retired Justices who served with, worked with and argued before him said he was not only a fair Justice but also one of the smartest ever to sit on the bench. LJB made the right decision appointing him to the Court and LBJ himself was a caring man. He really cared about this country and its people."

 

Somalia pirates increasing violence to raise stakes

 

Top comment: "This just in: The 15 pirates being held have attempted to escape. They were last seen bobbing in the ocean riddled with gunshot wounds. No search-and-rescue mission plans have been made. It is unlikely they will be found. Make it happen!" --MadJak

 

How to deal with the Somali pirates? Readers shared lots of ideas for what to do with these men.  "Hang em from the yardarm," wrote mooseman316. "Let's treat them like pirates of old, walk the plank. That fall from the flight deck of a carrier should be a thrill....once," wrote RockyMtnMan. "Short drop and a sudden stop," suggested hippediva. "Better yet, make pirate hunting an olympic sport," joked USAOverLord. "Time to declare open season on the pirate's mother ships," wrote Glider2001. "Navy can always use a little target practice."

 

"Why even give them a fair trial?" beak asked. "The whole point of a trial is to examine the facts and determine guilt. They're in the middle of the ocean -- nobody else could be to blame. Everyone on board the sailboat was murdered. What's to question here? Is there any possibility they could be innocent? Of course not. They have no rights under U.S. law, they're not citizens, and they're not in the U.S. "

 

"Give them a fair trial aboard the ship and feed them to the sharks," agreed buckydog. "Why should the taxpayers of the US pay to feed these sub humans Why is the American Judiciary Dept. getting involved?" oachL asked. "This is going to cost us taxpayers close to $6 million over the next 20 years if they go to prison in the detention hotels of America."

 

Almost alone and tireless in citing U.S. law was Wzrd1, who identified him (or her)self as with CENTCOM in the Persian Gulf for nearly five years and AFRICOM for a year.  When Snappy53 wrote, "I say, what goes around, comes around. We can "raise the stakes" too. Immediate execution at sea when caught," Wzrd1 replied, "That is called summary execution and is illegal on multiple counts of US law. This case is simple. They're on a U.S. warship; that is U.S. soil."

 

Wzrd1 repeatedly cited US code: "TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 81 > § 1651 § 1651. Piracy under law of nations Whoever, on the high seas, commits the crime of piracy as defined by the law of nations, and is afterwards brought into or found in the United States, shall be imprisoned for life."

 

A back-and-forth discussion ensued. "So, they'll get life in prison for piracy," Wzrd1 wrote. "They'll likely get a needle in their arms for murder. And to not put too fine a point on it, I have zero interest in repatriating their bodies. Stick them in a potter's field with no stone."

 

USAOverLord wrote, "Kill these pirates where you find them. Name one court in the world who will jail a pirate hunter."  But then, Wzrd1 responded, "Go ahead. We'll watch you get arrested for piracy. Pirating pirates is piracy. Mandatory life in prison sentence under US code."

 

InForAPenny said, "U.S. Federal laws do not apply in international law. Only international laws apply in those situations. We must follow it. Less we become as unlawful as pirates." Wzrd1 responded, "So, we no longer follow US federal law? We summarily execute people? Should we do it at home too? Better not be on a cell phone while driving!"

10 Comments
February 24, 2011
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LBJ said quote "I'm gonna get all these n**gers to vote for us." He was a terrible President, that let himself off with women to many times, and his "Great Society" FAILED at taking down poverty by actually INCREASING it by 9%. Ronald Reagan said it best, "The past Presidents declared War on Poverty, under their Leadership, Poverty won."

February 24, 2011
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Ronald Reagan also said there are two things that smell like fish and one of them is fish.

February 24, 2011
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Pajor, if that picture really is you, then you are too young to have a clue what you are talking about.  I opposed Johnson on the war, sometimes in the streets, but have come to respect him greatly on all other issues.  He was wiley and he knew how to get things done politically.  He was also a man of his times and, yet, in spite of where he was from and his upbringing, did far more to actually promote civil rights than probably any other president.  That, in and of itself, is worth a lot in my book.  I forgive him for many of his shortcomings because, with the sole exception of Vietnam, what he accomplished was a good thing.

February 24, 2011
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are you f$#@in for real?  we really have a article up on the smell of a womans crtch as news?  really cnn? 

February 24, 2011
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This is by far the most disgusting thing I have ever read.

February 24, 2011
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Reegan went into politics after his "career" tanked. He was selling 20 mule team Borax (look it up if you're too young.)Reegan was a big supporter of abortion and signed laws in Californis to that end. Reegan raised taxes 17 times while President. He was a phoney.

February 24, 2011
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My suggestion is that men do not wear scented feminine products. =-)  They lord, it's bad enough to have a period without listening to grown men wangst about what products women use. Goodness what a bunch of babies.

February 25, 2011
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I don't want sex unless the woman hasn't had a shower for a least a week. I like a strong fishy, gamie smell.

February 27, 2011

SCRATCH & SNIFF

February 27, 2011
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Pity, appears the article is gone.  Used to work with feminine products and never heard that sort of consumer input before:)  wanted to pass it along.

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