“Agreed! I'm all for this deal. Let him sit in a prison the way they did for 10 years. The only down side is that he will not get the "cruel and unusual punishment" those women and that child suffered for all those years. There is going to be enough expense trying to ensure the women and child gets the mental support they are surely going to need over the next several years. Why exacerbate both mental health and expense for the same result - death. His death will probably be sped up in general population rather than death row, anyway.”
“Yeah, because this is a dem problem. The republican's have cornered the market on pedophilia... *smh* WHAT does any of this have to do with political alignment? Idiocy happens everywhere... no matter of economic class, political affiliation, race, culture or gender. You sound like the sheeple that actually believes all those political commercials. Sad.”
Sep 9, 2011 at 07:45:16
“She is living in her own little world. I don't think she's been a part of reality since sometime in the '90s so it doesn't shock me that she doesn't even understand what the "outrage" is about. No one cares what kinds of flowers she likes or dislikes. What matters is how graciously (or not, in this case) she accepts gifts given to her by the fans that keep her in the lifestyle she is accustomed to. Once her money dries up as much as her career has she will be begging for fans to validate her in any way, even if it is with a bunch of hydrangeas.”
garystartswithg on Sep 9, 2011 at 13:04:43
“her money won't dry up, but she has never been "one of us". in the 80s she was already armed with an entourage that made the night miserable for anyone in a club they happened to show up in. when Madonna entered the building it was her party, so you could be a loyal subject or do like a lot people did and go elsewhere.”
SpookyValentine on Sep 9, 2011 at 11:46:38
“'Outrage?' Over THIS? A snotty aside at a press conference in Italy?
Wow. Well-placed outrage. Life must be good, otherwise. Carry on.
(oh, and 'once her money dries up??' Her kids' kids' kids' won't be able to spend all of her money...)”
Sep 6, 2011 at 09:34:35
“I am not a fan of either Bachmann. Both of their views are archaic and hypocritical at best and harmful and destructive at worst. I truly hope neither win any other bid for political office.
That being said, Kathy Griffin is about as annoying as they are. I mean, really? She can't come up with anything more original? She is not funny, either. Such a sad existence for her. This is pretty much just a 5 year old calling the playground bully a "doo doo head". She is not as witty or funny as Jon Stewart. She just needs to stop trying!”
Aug 26, 2011 at 08:43:40
“The first Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorite movies. It is one of those movies that I've seen hundreds of times and if it's on television I stop and watch it no matter if it's the first 5 minutes or the last. And I always sing along to the theme song! At least I know they can't ruin that!!
GB2 was somewhat of a disaster, but I liked it for its campyness and the fact that it the same cast.
All that being said, I'm looking forward to GB3. I love the thought of seeing Ramis and Murray back on the screen again. And I haven't seen Aykroyd in anything in quite some time. I don't hold much hope for the movie itself given that sequels can usually NEVER hold up to the originals, especially after so much time has passed. But I will squeeze out every tiny bit of enjoyment I can.
If Murray doesn't join the cast? Well, IMO it shouldn't be called Ghostbusters. It will feel like a bunch of old guys playing dress-up and trying to relive their high school touch downs.”
“I'll have to respectfully disagree with you on that. There are things I did when I was younger that I completely deserved a spanking for. Not a beating, but a spanking. I played with a lighter one time and caught my closet on fire. If my sister wasn't there to go tell my mother I would have burned down the house or possibly killed someone. I was young at the time that I couldn't comprehend what it meant to kill someone (I was 9) but I KNEW playing with the lighter was wrong. What was my mother supposed to do? Say I love you but you could have hurt someone? I wouldn't have understood any of that.
Child rearing is one of those things that MUST BE TAILORED to the CHILD, not to society or what your NEIGHBOR thinks is right. ALL children are DIFFERENT and they all respond differently to different punishments. As a parent it is your JOB to find out what they are and to use them when NECESSARY. Having a blanket statement saying "Love and understanding is the answer" and think that will work (alone) on all children is a dangerous stance to take, IMO.”
jodieez on Aug 25, 2011 at 15:31:29
“I never implied, no punishment and a stern talking to. What I advocate is a non violent response, no spanking!
It is much harder to control your own anger than it is to work things out with others.”
“I have been on two sides of this argument. My parents disciplined me. Corporal punishment was used ONLY when it was the LAST resort. We were never hit unless it was with the "designated" paddle. We were NEVER hit in the head or face. We were disciplined with the paddle only when our behavior was so extreme there was no other "comparable" punishment to make us understand the consequences. I was disciplined with moderation and where the punishment fit the crime.
However, when I was 13 I moved in with an aunt. She beat me so much one time that I had to sit on a pillow for a week. She also punched me with a closed fist. I was forced to cook supper, do the dishes adn laundry, mow the grass, etc. Hard work never killed anyone, no - but I was doing the work a grown woman couldn't do in the time allotted and if I was unable to finish I would be "whipped" with a belt or switch. I've also been "whipped" with a 2x4, metal spoon, boat oar and metal rod. I've had things thrown at me such as bricks, phones, glassware, knives, books and whatever else was handy.
There IS a difference between ABUSE and DISCIPLINE. The youth of today is missing DISCIPLINE because people tend to confuse the two and think if a child is being spanked they are being abused. Moderation and patience is the key. And fitting the punishment to the infraction.”
kkdkdkdkdk on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:35:22
jodieez on Aug 25, 2011 at 09:55:19
“"There IS a difference between ABUSE and DISCIPLINE" The second paragraph is where the discipline aspect of your argument breaks down. Discipline as you call it can and does break down in the heat of the moment and turns into abuse.
There is absolutely no reason to administer corporal punishment on anyone, this type of behavior can and does lead to abuse.
Love and understanding is the answer, it usually takes more time and effort but the result is more rewarding.”
“Really? And this helps sales, how again? It sounds like sales aren't going so good so they figured they could make up the bottom line by strategic lawsuits. They are as bad as the patent trolls!! No more Kellogg products for me. Their quality has gone downhill lately, anyway.”
msdaubie54 on Aug 23, 2011 at 16:42:20
“And the quality of Post cereals is about the same. I bought a box of this new Churros cereal. YUCK! I will not buy another box!”
Aug 23, 2011 at 10:42:43
“I am tired of people saying it is an immigration problem. Immigrants should have rights. They should be able to live here without fear. They should be able to work and contribute. But they should NOT be here illegally. And THIS ONE person does NOT prove that "most undocumented immigrants living in the United States are not criminals." I am not saying they are or aren't but by this logic there are no criminals in church organizations - if the good of ONE in the group can reflect on the group as a WHOLE.
There needs to be reform, period. If the process is too long, too expensive and unrealistic then the process itself should be reformed, too. To require immigrants requesting citizenship to know more about the country, history and politics than we do our own people is unfair. Find out WHERE people are getting discouraged and bogged down and FIX IT. Make it POSSIBLE for the people that are here to become citizens... but don't just GIVE it to them. And CERTAINLY get rid of those that are here illegally and committing even more crimes on our citizens!”
Aug 16, 2011 at 10:29:11
“I am not a fan of Kathy Griffin. It is hard to take someone seriously when they do everything they can to get attention. Then again, maybe she doesn't want to be taken seriously, she just wants to be famous. I still don't know why people think that fame entitles their opinions to mean more than the little old man down the street that owned his own local store for 40 years only to have the new tax laws, new health insurance laws, new labor laws, new minimum wage laws, etc to shut him down because only the large box stores can follow those laws and still make a profit.
But I digress. Kathy Griffin might think she's making a statement but I'm not sure she knows the only statement most people hear is, "Look at me! I'm so hip and cool, right? RIGHT? Please tell me I matter!!"”
“That is the first thing I thought. She's 13?? My niece is 13 as of two days ago. There is NO WAY she would be allowed to be dressed up like that. She looks way too mature. In the circles she grew up in, she might be more mature than my niece but it is sad. I believe that is why there are so many "child star" tragedies. Hopefully she has a close relationship with her parents and this was just a "photo op".”
“There seems to be a lot of people coming to this article to bash Jani Lane and/or Warrant. What is the point? This man is dead. He had people that loved him. He WILL BE MISSED by his fans, his family and his friends. He was doing what he loved to do. If you didn't like it, move on. No one asked you to listen or watch him. Other people obviously enjoyed his music or he wouldn't still be able to draw a crowd. I don't care if he sang one song over and over - I'm still happy for him that he got to live his life doing what he loved. Not many can say that these days!!
RIP Jani Lane. You were loved and will be missed by many.”
cartograffer on Aug 12, 2011 at 13:10:22
“I've pretty much only seen those taking the high road here and am proud of the community for that. Maybe the posts have been flagged and taken down.”
Kadeed on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:41:24
“Some people have no class. Very talented guy. RIP Jani”
“The problem with looking at corporations as "people" is that it will take away an individual's right to be heard. This is EXACTLY what the Constitution attempted to prevent. Politicians might as well wipe their behinds with the Constitution. It would be less dirty in the end.
As far as I've seen NO ONE has got it right. The democrats think we can pay for everyone and everything and push the responsibility further on the back burner and the republicans want to cut out everything that doesn't increase their own bank accounts or that of their donors... screw the little people or how it effects the country as a whole.”
“This isn't a shocker to me. I don't think this is a shocker to most intelligent, self-thinking, politically savvy individuals. Unfortunately there aren't enough of those. What IS shocking to me is that everyone is jumping on even THIS band wagon and bashing Republicans like they corner the market on this sort of thing. It isn't a "Republican Thing", it's an "American Politics Thing" and until we all realize that we'll continually be stuck in the same cycle.”
“WEEKENDS in jail? I had no idea that was even a sentence. Wow. Millions in theft and you just lose 16 weekends. I think I'll take the millions for the loss of 16 weekends. I highly doubt she got LESS than the $1.6 mil she is paying in restitution.”
CarlIII on Aug 11, 2011 at 15:28:12
“Fanned you. There is Justice lite for the Rich. And there is "Throw the Book at you" justice for the rest of us.”
“Wow. I thought for sure she was growing pot or some sort of strange vegetable that could be deadly to animals if they ate it. But cabbages, peppers and tomatoes? WHAT a waste of tax money!! If I lived in Oak Park I would be protesting the city's decision to wast time, effort and money on such a stupid charge!!
The garden is obviously well tended. It probably doesn't give off any smell (from compost and such). It reduces her carbon footprint in her part of the world. It is healthier for her and her family. There is only one problem that I can see and that is just the fact that there isn't grass in the front yard. Personally I'd rather grass however if I didn't have anywhere else to put my garden you're damn right I'd put it in MY front yard!”
“Very cool! Of course I wouldn't pay the cost of a luxury for a desk unless I could drive it around but it is wonderful to see what can be accomplished with a little know-how and a lot of creativity and talent! Kudos, Mr. Schaefer!”