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Topic : 03/27 "Get Your Act Together!"

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Created on : Friday, January 11, 2008, 01:06:43 pm
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(Original Air Date: 01/17/07) Most kids dream of growing up and moving away from home, but what happens when your adult children still haven’t flown the coop? Amanda, her husband, Mike, and their baby are all living in her parents’ tiny three-bedroom apartment. Amanda’s sister, Heather, says Mike and Amanda are so disrespectful to her mom, Brenda, and stepdad, Mike, that they need to be kicked to the curb! Heather says Amanda is lazy, and Mike lost his job as a correctional officer when he was convicted of selling drugs to the inmates! Brenda says she can’t bear the thought of her daughter and grandchild living on the street. Can Dr. Phil get her to cut the purse strings? Then, Brianne has been with her boyfriend, Greg, for nine years and says he’s the biggest mooch she’s ever met. Greg has never paid rent and admits he’s had between 50 and 75 jobs in the last six years. Brianne’s Aunt Terri says Greg is a lazy loser, and she’s sick of his excuses. Will Greg be able to get on his feet, or should Brianne cut her losses and move on?  Tell us what you think.

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March 29, 2008, 10:02 am CDT

03/27 "Get Your Act Together!"

Quote From: naturesgir

True, but at least FDR's CCC required men to *work* for their bread-and-butter...  I say bring back the workhouses...  If it's starve or go to a workhouse, they'll go to a workhouse, but it won't be a nice subsidized apartment where they can do nothing all day in comfort...  Bet they'd "find jobs" real quick.

 

Yes, Huckabee had the right idea, and Ron Paul was the only one courageous enough to utter the word "Welfare"...  But who've we got running?  Two socialists and an old man...  This country is in BIG trouble.

Much of our national park system, including one of my favorites, the Blue Ridge Parkway, was built by CCC workers. My husband and I drive on the BRP every chance we get. And, go there every August to pick its wild blueberries.
You're right about Clinton and Obama being socialists. But, I don't considerr McCain too old. Reagan was almost his age. I do think, whoever is President, we need to pack congress with enough people to bring about some good legislation and over-ride a presidential veto.
 
March 29, 2008, 10:30 am CDT

Too lazy to work??

     Regarding the guy who has lost 75 jobs in the last 6 yrs.   He might be lazy or he might really have a serious problem working a job if he can't pay attention to detail,focus/concentrate,follow -through,short-term memory,multi-task,follow directions.  Employers won't put up with that and will probably label him as lazy,not team player,or stupid.  If his ADHD(or worse brain injury,seizure disorder,severe cognitive deficits.) I Have seizure disorder,and a brain injury from the seizures, I have not been able to hold a job and have lost every job I have ever had.(regardless of trying to help myself in every way possible.((meds,therapy,voc rehab,career counseling,etc)  I was called by many people lazy,stupid,liar.etc.  I know how it feels.  We shouldn't rush to judgement.  Dr. PHil should help him with therapy,ad testing,evaluation of his impairment and the severity.
 
March 29, 2008, 12:25 pm CDT

Get Your Act Together

OMG........... Mike U better grow up buddy.  This show really got to me.  I can't believe the attitude this guy had.  He had a smurky smile on his face the whole show.  He sounds like the most laziest and unappreciative person I have ever seen.  Way To Go step dad.............. I know how the Mom feels because I use to do the same thing with my kids.  I had to learn the hard way.  I would do anything for my kids and they for me, But if they became the way Mike is they would be gone before they could blink their eyes.  If I were Amanda he would have been gone along time ago.  I think he would have been if Amanda was a stronger person, but I think she is afraid to tell him to grow up and get a job, because she is afraid to be by herself with no one.   I just want to say to her if he doesn't shape up soon she should get rid of him, and she will never be alone. She will always have her family for support and help.  My situation was different, I took my ex back 5 times before he left for good.  I was afraid to be alone with 5 little kids, but in the end he did leave and I couldn't believe the support and help I had from my family and friends. This is when you find out who your real friends are.  I was very grateful to have them all.
 
March 30, 2008, 5:18 am CDT

to the two men that don't work

they are to much for the one that seems to have adhd bull you can still work and for the one that has a crimal record you can still work so what if u get a low paying job as long at u are working to help out why should any mom work and the so called father stay home and do nothing. if these men want to stay home then look after the kids so mom can make sure the bills are paid and food in the house saves on child care and for the grandparents they should beable to spend time with these children frome time to time as grandparents
 
May 26, 2008, 10:27 am CDT

so called adhd bull

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they are to much for the one that seems to have adhd bull you can still work and for the one that has a crimal record you can still work so what if u get a low paying job as long at u are working to help out why should any mom work and the so called father stay home and do nothing. if these men want to stay home then look after the kids so mom can make sure the bills are paid and food in the house saves on child care and for the grandparents they should beable to spend time with these children frome time to time as grandparents
     How do you know if his "adhd is bull"? are you a specialist?  Do you have it yourself?  ADHD is an umbrella term to describe cognitive problems that can range from light to severly afflicted(or be missed diagnosed as I was when I actually have an brain injury and seizures)  Not focusing,multi-tasking,paying attention,memory ,etc are big time problems which employers,other employees won't tolerate.  medicine sometimes doesn't help.   I don't know how terribly he is afflicted and neither do you so you shouldn''t presume that you do!!!
 
October 10, 2008, 4:01 pm CDT

I hope Mike gets his act together

I used to date Mike and I know what his wife and her family are going through. Mike never wanted to work he never paid rent or bought food. He is still the same which is why I left him and all he left me was a $600.00 verizon phone bill. MIke I hope you read this and get your act together for your own sake. Grow up and be a man
 
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