God must be interested in a lot of celebrity garbage, because yahoo sure is. I
gave up on them as a home page years ago.
Oh, dear. God, again.
"When you just say that it's been easier than you expected, most
working moms simply respond 'of course it is for her — she's
worth a fortune, she can afford 24 hours, 7 days a week babysitters, a cook, a
housekeeper, a chauffeur, personal shoppers, assistants at the office,
etc.'"Bingo. Get back to us when you have to decide between
giving up your job and going back to work even though child care costs will
absorb the majority of your paycheck."God must be interested in
a lot of celebrity garbage, because yahoo sure is."Bingo again.
EDM - Easy to criticize when your priorities are: 1) Self, 2) Self and 3)
Family above all. Anyone who puts anything ahead of family is wrong.
There was a book titled "God, Family, Country" or something like that.
Assuming "Country" means freedom rather than the tyranny of a
dictatorship I would suspect that that would be of more importance than work
play and some other things. This would be especially true if freedom was in
jepordy of one who disregards the Constitution and is sending US down the slope
toards tyranny and dictatorship.
@Ernest T. Bass"Family above all. Anyone who puts anything ahead
of family is wrong."Thank you Ernest! I hate when people put God
above family. It's absolutely sickening. Family ALWAYS comes first
regardless of what faith any of the kids have.
@LValfrePlease do not misunderstand what it means to have God as a
first priority. It does not mean that you will love your children less or take
care of them less if they choose to believe differently. For those who believe
that God is a Heavenly Parent, who perfectly loves them and desires their
happiness as well as the happiness of their entire family, it makes sense to put
Him as first priority. Doing so puts becoming as loving as He is and caring for
your family and others as the top priority. I for one consider God family, in
the most literal meaning of the word, so putting Him lower in a list of
priorities would not make any sense.
Agreed Chris, and I often see where putting God first makes us much better
parents.And as with many in politics and business, I agree with some of
their opinions and disagree with others. But I am impressed with this woman who
in spite of her many advantages has her priorities in perfect alignment. And
keep in mind that she has created many of these advantages through her own hard
work and special abilities.It reminds me of people who criticize Mitt
Romney for simply being rich.Look at how they treat their spouses and
their families and it will tell you alot about who they really are.For
that matter it makes me wonder what the spouses and familys would say about some
of the posters on here...
AZRods: "It reminds me of people who criticize Mitt Romney for simply being
rich."I've yet to hear anyone criticize Romney for being
rich. I have heard many in both parties criticize him for being out-of-touch.
Marissa Mayer is admirable because she is in touch with herself, her
spirituality and her fellow human beings. She is a Stanford grad (M.S.)in
computer science, specializing in artifical intelligence and is a leading expert
in the field. She actually runs a corporation based on cutting edge ideas and
technology. She possesses a great creative mind. She gave birth to a child while
staying at the top of her demanding profession. Please don't compare her
to Mitt Romney. You'll make Mitt look bad.
Oh no the "G" word was mentioned now there will be some undies in a
She's C-E-O of Yahoo! Of course its easy when she can set her own hours,
probably work from home if she chooses, etc... she doesn't have a boss to
answer to because she IS the boss.
Babies ARE easy. I just hand mine off to my nanny whenever I have something
else to do, and everything just seems to work out.
@SLC gal"She's C-E-O of Yahoo! Of course its easy when she
can set her own hours, probably work from home if she chooses, etc... she
doesn't have a boss to answer to because she IS the boss."Obviously you haven't been at that level before. Do you have any idea
what kind of stress, demands, concerns, and other requirements come at the CEO
level of a major corporation? Do you think you're ever 'off the
clock' if someone needs to get a hold of you?
Oatmeal: Will you people ever stop relentlessly attacking a man who has spent
his life in service to his fellow beings and given millions of dollars to
charity. Any good person who knows him personally verifies that.
Cats: Once again, no one attacks him for being rich. He pays his tithing. Big
deal. He donates to charity. My grandmother donates a higher percentage to
charity than he does, and she lives on a pension. They attacked him
for being out of touch and critical of average Americans. Or at least those
horrible 47% types like the elderly, uninsured and military veterans among us.
LValfre - do enlighten me - what Fortune 500 have you been CEO of?
Awesome--if those are indeed her priorities, which I hope they are. Those type
of people are destined for success, though sometimes not the monetary kind :)
It is amazing to me all the ignorant people who know nothing go the personal
life of someone can write negative comments about it. None of them will ever
achieve even a small portion of what she has
@ETB & LValfreSorry, have to disagree. Family should not always
come first. That's the kind of thinking that led to the Hatfields &
McCoys, the Lancasters & Yorks, etc.
she's a big-time Obama bundler...
"God, Family and Yahoo - in that order."Isn't it
suppose dto be God, Family and Country?God, Family and Business - not
Country, eh?She gotta be a Republican.
SInce when is God and Family mutually exclusive of each other? Really... where
is this coming from. If "Church" is taking over your life
and time - that is completely different than having your faith or God as your
center. Your Church and Faith are not necessarily the same thing. One is an
organizational structure, the other is your moral compass. Yes, often, as they
should be, they are linked. But being busy at church and callings does not
make you a "God" centered person. That makes you a Church centered
person. Often - being God centered - means putting family above all
else, including callings.
And the personal attacks continue...precisely what happened during the election.
I would have to argue that both candidates were out of touch with regular
citizens, simply because of their circumstances. Btw, Romney was criticized, and
vilified for being rich. That was the excuse given for why his tax rate was
lower than the average person, and why he was out of touch with voters.
It's convenient to cherry-pick the talking points to make your own
argument, but not any more correct than what the next guy is doing. The sad fact is, politicians have been out of touch with regular people for a
long, long time. They are no longer 'public servants.' Only the rich
(or very well-backed) can afford to play. They are forced to play games with our
heads in an effort to try to convince us they care. Whether they do or not, we
may never know. The only real measure we have are the results of their previous
work. That was the basis of my vote this year.
@Bored"Btw, Romney was criticized, and vilified for being
rich"No...Romeny was criticized for the type of business he was
in... one that earns money by breaking up companies, selling off the parts,
often resulting in the loss of jobs. I am not saying this is what he did - he
wouldn't ever detail what he did so we just don't know. But the
business of "leveraged buyouts" usually is a dirty business... and one
that is often not well respected.But what in the heck does that have
to do with this lady? Does she have anything to do with Romney? How did Romney
jump into this discussion? Is he secretly a woman trying to obtain the balance
between motherhood and career? There are plenty of people who have
become rich via honest and respectable means - probably including Romney. There
are equally many who have become rich by taking advantage of others and moral
busting greed. I don't think there is anything to indicate this lady falls
into this camp.It blows me away how "politics" seems to jump
every discussion..... let me guess - Less filling = conservative, taste great =
Family should always be at the top of your list. Sorry, God.