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Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 25-04-2015, 06:29
Replies: 138
Views: 13,452
Posted By missfrankiecat
It will be interesting to see what he does this...

It will be interesting to see what he does this year when one assumes he is due to receive a duffer. His record thus far - two straight finals with no dance offs - suggests his teaching talent is...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 23-04-2015, 12:52
Replies: 138
Views: 13,452
Posted By missfrankiecat
I'm amazed Brendan is back - I would have laid...

I'm amazed Brendan is back - I would have laid good money he had had enough last year and wanted out. I suppose its too lucrative (in terms of visibility to generate other work) a gig to give up. ...
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 18:56
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Well, I'm only familiar with Mead's descriptions...

Well, I'm only familiar with Mead's descriptions of the Arapesh in the Three Primitive Tribes papers but what she describes there is completely egalitarian parenting between the genders not men...
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 17:58
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
I'm no anthropologist but, other than monastic...

I'm no anthropologist but, other than monastic communities, I can't think of any culture off hand where young children are raised solely by men, although, as you rightly point out the opposite is...
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 10:03
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Actually, in this country it's not. Whichever of...

Actually, in this country it's not. Whichever of the two men is not the biological father will have to obtain a court order to get parental responsibility. Of course, they may choose to make America...
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 18:12
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Well, I agree with a lot of what you write. ...

Well, I agree with a lot of what you write. People and situations are seldom black and white. Any person of goodwill must hope this works out well for the sake of all of them. I would simply say...
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 17:09
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
You really are throwing a lot of different...

You really are throwing a lot of different scenarios into the melting pot. IVF is used in the majority of surrogacy arrangements but the majority of those who use IVF are not surrogates. ...
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 13:09
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
That's absolutely fine and this board is all...

That's absolutely fine and this board is all about debating different viewpoints. Just don't accuse others of lack of comprehension or reading skills when they don't agree with YOUR viewpoint and...
Forum: The Apprentice 29-12-2010, 13:02
Replies: 42
Views: 3,675
Posted By missfrankiecat
I always love the shopping channel task which...

I always love the shopping channel task which seems to be alternate series. My all time fave is Simon Ambrose and the trampoline, although cheese selling in that same series was very funny too!
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 12:52
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Actually, all Muddipaws said was that the...

Actually, all Muddipaws said was that the Ukrainian baby was not for sale - which is correct. He could only be adopted and, as you rightly point out, Elton did not meet the criteria for adoption in...
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 11:23
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
He did say when he and David were trying to adopt...

He did say when he and David were trying to adopt the Ukrainian child that he had stopped touring and therefore now was the time to adopt. Obviously that was a short-lived plan as he is now touring...
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 10:50
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
I have read those interviews highlighting how...

I have read those interviews highlighting how Elton felt his touring schedule would be incompatible with a child's welfare. It is therefore reasonable to ask why he is embarking on his next world...
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 10:47
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Why on earth do you take every negative comment...

Why on earth do you take every negative comment about this arrangement as motivated by homophobia?
I wholly support equality for gay couples in adopting children but this couple have bought a baby...
Forum: Showbiz 29-12-2010, 10:14
Replies: 3,147
Views: 481,521
Posted By missfrankiecat
You should probably pitch this to Private Eye -...

You should probably pitch this to Private Eye - it would be a great take off!
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 21:17
Replies: 35
Views: 8,529
Posted By missfrankiecat
The Speakmans, 'therapists' who amazingly carry...

The Speakmans, 'therapists' who amazingly carry out their 'therapy' on tv and life coaches to Kerry just happen to be managed by - surprise, surprise - Claire Powell's CAN. Same goes for GI Jane...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 20:31
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Actually that's just selfish, not mature. ...

Actually that's just selfish, not mature. Personal fulfillment has to be balanced against other people's needs. I too hope Terry is able to father children, whether by adoption, fostering or a...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 14:29
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
You are confusing egg donation with surrogacy. ...

You are confusing egg donation with surrogacy. Most surrogates are gestational surrogates in the US (ie not the egg donor) for good legal reasons post the Baby M case. If you are genuinely...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 14:18
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Are you being serious?

Are you being serious?
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 14:16
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
We don't (currently!) know anything about the...

We don't (currently!) know anything about the mother but we can make an educated guess that she has 'chosen' to do this for money, not least because statistically the vast majority of women...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 14:01
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Err - precisely! Perhaps I should have used the...

Err - precisely!
Perhaps I should have used the word 'destruction' rather than abortion, which is incorrect in the scenario you posit. However, the reality of the more common scenario is that...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 13:56
Replies: 49
Views: 6,384
Posted By missfrankiecat
Interesting interview on BBC3 or 4 over the...

Interesting interview on BBC3 or 4 over the holiday with Simon Russell Beale - a hugely successful (and brilliant) stage actor who has never made it in film. He has never hidden his (homo)sexuality...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 13:51
Replies: 49
Views: 6,384
Posted By missfrankiecat
I read the same Wiki page as you which clearly...

I read the same Wiki page as you which clearly says he 'delivered the opening musical number' at the 2010 Oscars - this does not equate the hosting the show, the assertion I disagreed with. The 2010...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 13:33
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
I never said it was sex selection (although that...

I never said it was sex selection (although that too is legal in many states with selective in vitro fertilisation - in truth, selective abortion). But it is placing a higher monetary value on one...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 13:29
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
We may not 'know' but we can have an educated...

We may not 'know' but we can have an educated guess. The fact that a British resident and domiciled couple goes to the US rather than staying here for the surrogacy arrangement tends to suggest that...
Forum: Showbiz 28-12-2010, 13:10
Replies: 360
Views: 23,876
Posted By missfrankiecat
Actually, in several US states parties are...

Actually, in several US states parties are entirely free to contract with the surrogate concerning the gender - different rates for boys and girls. That's part of the reason some of us find the...
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