my wife and i have separate checking accounts and we pay our own credit cards. i just took our European funds and put it into my own investment account and i've bee playing the stock market with it. she has no clue what companies i am investing in and what kinds of profits i am making (and i am making profits). i am going to surprise her with how much i've made our European funds grow since January. <br><br>all of the bills are paid to either her credit card or mine or automatically deducted from a checking account. i believe i just have the water bill left to pay using the online bill pay through my checking account and i found out that the water company has an auto pay service, so i'll sign up for that soon and not worry about bills any more. <br><br>we do try and divide bills up for our credit cards and then we compete to see who can spend the least each month . . . that's how we try and control our spending.<br><br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
I didn't mean to be a jerk about it or anything.<br><br>I was just thinking about what matters when it comes to politics. Is it valid to judge John McCain by what he gets out of his marriage? I'm not sure.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
Here's the Mrs. McCain email making the rounds... I didn't check on any of this, and I left in the pointers because I don't feel like taking them out. Nevertheless, if their is anything to this, she sounds like quite a woman.<br><br>"The media will never tell of this, so pass it on.<br>> <br>> There was an article in the Wall Street Journal on Cindy McCain, <br>> John"s wife. All I ever saw was this attractive woman standing <br>> beside John. I was surprised how talented and involved with world <br>> problems she is. This is a summary of the article. <br>> <br>> She graduated from Southern Cal and was a special-needs teacher.<br>> <br>> After her Dad died she became involved with his beer distributing <br>> firm and is now the chairwoman. <br>> <br>> Sales have doubled since she has taken over from her father.<br>> <br>> They have a marriage prenuptial agreement, her assets remain separate.<br>> <br>> She is involved around the world clearing land mines - travels to <br>> these countries on a detonation team and service on their board.<br>> <br>> They have a 19 year old serving in Iraq, another son in the Naval <br>> Academy, a daughter recently graduated from Columbia Univ., an <br>> adopted daughter in high school, and a son who is the finance guy <br>> at the beer firm.<br>> <br>> Raised kids in Phoenix, Az rather than Washington DC. <br>> (better atmosphere) He commuted.<br>> <br>> In 1991, Mrs. McCain came across a girl in an orphanage in Bangladesh. <br>> Mother Teresa implored Mrs. McCain to take the baby with severe <br>> cleft palate. She did so without first telling her husband. The couple <br>> adopted the girl who has had a dozen operations to repair her cleft <br>> palate and other medical problems.<br>> <br>> They have a Family Foundation for children's causes.<br>> <br>> She's active with "Halo Trust" - to clear land mines, provide water <br>> and food in war ravaged and developing countries.<br>> <br>> She will join an overseas mission of "Operation Smile", a charity for <br>> corrective surgery on children's faces.<br>> <br>> She has had two back surgeries and became addicted to pain killers. <br>> She talks openly about it which she says is part of the recovery process.<br>> <br>> I'm surprised the media is so quiet about her attributes. She sounds <br>> more capable than Hillary or Obama. We would really get two for the <br>> price of one. A person with business and international experience. <br>> John did work for the firm for awhile when he left the Navy. <br>> She, however, has the real business experience. Very interesting."<br><br><br><br>The Bill of Rights doesn't grant us our rights, it merely enumerates them.
The Bill of Rights doesn't grant us our rights, it merely enumerates them.
Comparing my household to the McCains' is comparing Apples to PCs, but still, when my wife and I got married, I thought we'd each keep our own bank account. And then my wife said, you know, what's mine is yours and what's yours is mine now. And that was that.<br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> was just thinking about what matters when it comes to politics. Is it valid to judge John McCain by what he gets out of his marriage? I'm not sure.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>John McCain has used his wife's corporate jet for campaign purposes and has also used her wealth to fund his prior campaigns and maybe this one too. Since her money and corporate power are intertwined with his campaigning, or if they are intertwined at all, shouldn't be an issue for Mr. Straightalk who claims to have played by all the finance rules ... or riding a razor's edge on the interpretation of those rules, as it seems on many occassions like his current issue over taking $5 million from public financing, using it as collateral to secure a loan, then claiming he didn't take public financing. Bleh!<br><br>
i give credit to conservatives as they do the best job of attacking and defending via mass forwarded emails. anyway, from snopes:<br><br>Everything in the summary is accurate: Cindy McCain was the heiress to a beer distributor's fortune, she is now active in that distributorship, she did make the Senator sign a <NOBR>pre-nup</NOBR> when he married her and has kept her finances separate from his, she did adopt (at Mother Theresa's behest) a Bangladeshi girl in need of many surgeries to correct a cleft palate, she has established a family charity that benefits primarily children's causes, and she is active both in mine-clearing and children's dental restoration causes. While John and Cindy McCain have four children together (one adopted), the Senator also has another three children from his first marriage (two of whom are children his first wife brought to their marriage). The McCains have a commuter marriage in which he <br><br><TABLE ALIGN=LEFT CELLPADDING=12 BORDER=0><TR><TD><br><br><br><iframe src="http://www.snopes.com/common/include/adsdaqbox.asp" width="300" height="250" align="center" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" name="I2"></iframe><br><br><br></TD></TR></TABLE><br><br>stays in Washington, she stays in Phoenix, but they vacation together twice a year. There is an <NOBR>18-year</NOBR> age difference between <NOBR>them <br><br>— they</NOBR> met when she was 24 and he was 42.<br><BR><BR><br>In 1989, following two back surgeries, Cindy McCain became addicted to the painkillers Vicodin and Percocet. To keep up with her daily need of 10 to <NOBR>15 pills,</NOBR> she used other people's names for prescriptions and stole drugs from the American Voluntary Medical Team, a mobile surgical unit she'd begun in 1988 to provide emergency medical services around the world. A 1993 DEA audit of the amount of painkillers her charity had obtained quickly uncovered her thefts. She avoided prosecution for those crimes through an agreement with the Justice Department in which she submitted to drug testing, paid a fine, performed community service in a soup kitchen, and joined Narcotics Anonymous. She also closed her medical charity.<br><BR><BR><br>Cindy McCain is Senator McCain's second wife. His infidelities put strain on his first marriage, and he was divorced from Carol McCain, his wife of <NOBR>15 years,</NOBR> in 1980. (Carol McCain not only waited for five and a half years for her husband to return from Vietnam, but she also endured a horrific automobile accident during that period which broke both her legs and one arm and ruptured her spleen. She nearly lost her left leg, and surgeries left her four inches shorter than she was before her accident. The woman John McCain returned to was far different in appearance from the beautiful former model he'd left behind.) <br><BR><BR><br>Cindy Lou Hensley and John McCain began dating in 1979. While the Wall Street Journal article used as the source for the <NOBR>e-mail's</NOBR> information states "At the time, <NOBR>Sen. McCain</NOBR> was separated from his first wife," numerous other sources assert he was still living with Carol McCain when he began seeing his future wife, Cindy. John and Cindy wed in 1980, one month after his divorce from Carol became final. <br><br><BR><BR><br>In 2004, Cindy McCain had a stroke as a result of failing to continue her blood pressure medication. She made a full recovery, even running a marathon <NOBR>8 months</NOBR> after being stricken.<br><BR><BR><br>In the ramp-up towards the run for the Republican nomination, Senator McCain said to his wife, "I think you could bring style, grace, and elegance back to the White House."<br><BR><BR><br><br><br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
McCain has already blown away any line on campaign financing with all the shenanigans to do with bank loans and matching funds. Whether or not he violated the letter of his own law, the fact that there is even a legal question certainly destroys whatever "straight talk" facade he has built for himself.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
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