“"Hey honey, not sure if you've heard, but Xbox One is available. That means we can start playing games like Dead Rising 3. I know, I know. You'd rather clean up after the dinner you made us, help the kids with their homework, and throw a load into the washer, but isn't it nice to know that I can still pursue my juvenile interests while you assume the role of responsible adult in the family?"”
“Chasing behind mosquito fogger trucks
Old folks giving you a nickel just for being cute
Knowing half the fun of having feet is Red Goose Shoes
Being overcome by the smell of your mother's Topaz perform
Hoping Miss Beverly would see you in her mirror at the end of Romper Room
Polishing your shoes once a week
The un-ironic appeal of cat eye glasses
The thrill of discovering that not all Chinese food comes out of a can
The Fuller Brush man
Guppies and mollies
Kukla, Fran, & Ollie
The obligatory bowl of ribbon candy in every grandma's house
Little glass bottles of milk at school lunch time
Wringers on washing machines
The hours of fun one could have with 2 tin cans and some string”
“1. Violent crime is not on the rise.
2. The economy is not in the worse condition ever.
3. No one is profiting from senseless gun tragedies.
4. There is no concerted effort to make it illegal to own guns.
5. If people read as many books as they owned guns, there wouldn't be so many false and ignorant comments floating around.”
“"The idea that doing the best you can is sometimes not enough is its own kind of horror."
These parents were not doing the best they could. Cases involving a parent's responsibility for their child's actions can not be judged uniformly. You can not seriously compare the actions of a parent who locks their firearms up as being equally responsible as those of a parent who leaves a firearm unattended.
Anyone who has raised children knows that from time to time, they are going to behave in ways that are reckless and unpreventable. But that doesn't excuse parents from not safeguarding their family and others from foreseeable risks.
One of the soccer moms use to let her 5 year old play in the car unattended when her older child was at practice. One day the 5 year old put the car in neutral and it rolled down the hill into a tree. He was not seriously hurt and no one else was injured, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that this was a possible outcome for allowing a child to play in a car without supervision. What if the car had hit and killed someone. "I was doing the best I could" clearly isn't true?
Guns are dangerous. All possible outcomes of a child getting their hands on one are hazardous. People who own guns have a responsibility to secure them properly. If they fail to do that, then yes, they should be held criminally responsible.”
“The story that was widely circulated in Chicago was that Ditka's wife refused to allow him to run for the Senate. Jack Ryan had to drop out because of sexual indiscretions, and Ditka's wife told him that after having suffered through a series of Ditka's infidelities during his football career, she had no intention of reliving them again once reporter dug up the details.
Also, Ditka knows football, but that's basically all he knows. Off the gridiron, the guy is virtually illiterate. Obama would have chewed him up and spit him out in debates.
Plus there's the problem of Ditka's son who is a habitual drunk driver.
The only person who thinks Ditka could have beaten Obama is Ditka.”
OverTaxedPayer on Oct 10, 2013 at 14:07:15
“"The story that was widely circulated in Chicago was that Ditka's wife refused to allow him to run for the Senate...."
She also refused to allow him to score on many occasions. Fun fun fact #32”