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Watch this and Learn!

Betty Jean Kling asked that people watch this as her daughter lay in a hospital losing her fight for life. Some monster, named George Hartwig, shot her in the face. George Hartwig, the man who smashed his wife’s head in with a hammer, released from jail after three months, decided to shoot his wife’s sister in the face.

Here is a longer version

I know we here at The Confluence know these lessons, but if the spam filter is any indication, there are many who need a lesson.

7 Responses

  1. We have to use our economic power to make them understand what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in advertising products.
    We can talk until we are blue in the face and they will not listen.
    When it affects their bottom line they will.
    Can we list the products vote and not buy?
    Then make public why we won’t buy.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE, MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  2. Lord jesus help me, I stupidly read some of the comments on youtube.

  3. For the life of me sf, I will never understand why the f*ck you tr0lls put yourselves thru this.

    Stay the f*ck away and you will no longer aggravate yourself.

  4. I had already seen the short version but there is much to learn from the long version also.

    I have always heard that women who read the fashion magazines are the most likely to struggle with their body image. I believe that. I haven’t read them for many years now. Come to think of it, I stopped reading them about the time I went into recovery for bullemia 24 years ago. I have never looked back. Still doing what’s right for me, doesn’t make it okay for me to silently accept these kinds of ads. I am glad she is doing something to continue to point out the disgusting nature of these kinds of ads. I am with helenk. My money must be where they feel my wrath.

    I am keeping Betty Jean and her daughters in my prayers. Thank you for the updates here.

  5. I remember seeing that film awhile back. It’s excellent and well worth watching again.

  6. Great clip. I’ll be glad to boycott any item we choose, but I usually don’t buy many of the “swanky” items anyway.

  7. RD,
    I have always lurked around your site and I can count on one hand the number of times that I have commented… I’m really not a shy person; I spend a lot of time over at Liberal Rapture and John admires you and I do as well. I have been on BJ’s newsletter mailing list for some time now; and I love her moxy, her spirit, her strength, and her no holds barred style!

    I have to give you a great big THANK YOU for this post… I cannot tell you how important this issue is; from a male perspective, I see this stuff they call advertising and it makes me ashamed to be a man… And, it makes me worry for the boys that are growing up now and seeing these kinds of things shaping their views on women…

    I was not raised the way most men were raised. I was raised to appreciate women for their strength, and internal beauty… My Mom is a strong and beautiful woman who raised five children while my Dad worked away from home; so basically she was a single parent.

    Not that my Dad was a bad parent, he worked in a job that required him to be away for from home for long periods of time. He made this sacrifice, much like the “First Dude of Alaska” in order to make enough money to support our family as well as my mom’s parents. Make no mistake; my parents were a team, even if they didn’t do everything like the Brady Bunch. Mom not only took care of us, but she took care of my grandparents, cleaned their home, took them to the Dr. and helped them with shopping, paying bills, cooking, etc.

    When my aunt, who is 16 years older than my mom, got sick, my mom took care of her, her house and the teenaged nephews, still living at home…I never thought of my mom as a stay at home mom or non-working mom, because she never stayed at home during the day and she was always working, I thought this was the way all families worked… those who could do; took care of those who couldn’t do…

    It always seemed that my Mom was doing for someone, a widowed uncle who had a pacemaker, an indigent widowed woman with two children, there was always someone who needed something; and we kids tagged along to help. We also had chores at home, and our home was always spotless as were our rooms and our clothes…

    My Mom can’t go at 90 mph like she used to, but she has found other ways to care for people, she volunteers at a 2nd hand charity, where she buys garbage bags full of clothes, toys or household items, for different families and family members… since she doesn’t get paid, she gets to pay a deeply discounted price for the items she picks up… she has helped countless families in our community and a lot of times, they have no idea where the clothes or other items came from.

    That is why I love Betty Jean, she is a caregiver like my Mom, and I am hoping that she will allow me to collaborate with her in the future on her other sites and on a whole host of issues. I have asked her to consider this; I even sent her my resume! Given what she is going through and been through; how could I not offer to help in any way I can? My Mom would expect nothing less from me…

    Thank you again for this post, the more people Betty Jean reaches with her message through great sites like yours, the better the world will be. And speaking of a better world, thank you for all you have done on that front as well, I am voting once a day from every computer I have access to, my laptop, our desk computer and my Spousal Equivalent is voting from his two work laptops… I wish I could do more, because you deserve to win and win fairly; I have told all my friends and they are voting too… thanks for the soap box, I am stepping off now…

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