Jun 21, 2013 at 22:39:33
“It apparently is too easy to spout vitriolic hatred only to be forgiven when you "apologize." People must understand that an apology has become the American "get out of jail free card"? Say what you want, just apologize later.”
ddegen76 on Jun 21, 2013 at 23:34:51
“and she shouldn't be apologizing to save her job. she should have been apologizing because her words were hurtful. I would have liked to hear her really own it and say something like, "what I said was ignorant and callous. I look back and I am ashamed at using such painfully hurtful language. the "n" word is such a horrible thing to say no matter the context. I hope my bad choice helps others really examine their own behavior when it comes to using hateful speech, however it is intended." all I heard her say was I am sorry about my mistake. mistake? talk about not taking accountability. she just doesn't get it.”
harvardme on Jun 21, 2013 at 23:07:11
“@E Burton Hathaway 111 ....I agree!”
berrygal66 on Jun 21, 2013 at 23:06:37
“Oh give me a break. Everyone gets upset over everything these days and has paper thin skin. Get a life!”
“Sadly, a Dogfish Head FAIL: The beer has a pleasant aroma, but an almost medicinal taste and very bitter after taste. Pours golden, but the minimal head disapates in abut ten seconds. Fairly carbonated, almost champagne-like but without the good taste. I could taste the sour-fruit quality for a good while after tasting - not pleasant. Only rates a 3/10 (and that is mainly for effort). Off to have a Raison D'Etre ... now that is a Dogfish Head WIN WIN WIN!”
“Are you kidding me?! I do't know about you, but I knew how to tie a knot at five-years-old. Ever heard of a chair/stool to reach the curtain rod (if that is what was used - the report is unclear, maybe it was a coat hook - point is it does not matter). The fact that you shower disbelief on this tragedy is merely a reflection of the bully mentality you must carry over into your own life, or perhaps your own parenting style.”
defygrav12 on Nov 15, 2011 at 15:45:37
“I think some of guardstar's assumptions at the end are callous, but I think you're out of line for accusing him/her of a "bully mentality." I think he/she has an excellent point. I wouldn't have known how to knot a noose at 10; and I too was a little confused by the height issue. I think a story as shocking as this naturally causes disbelief. I don't know about everyone else, but even as a 21 year old of the I-Generation, I never thought to go to such extremes as suicide, as so many kids are nowadays. I remember being bullied far too clearly, but I certainly have no recollection of suicide. I worry about what we're coming to.”
Dec 20, 2011 at 12:32:17
“I've always said there should be a reality legal show that reveals that nothing in the TV legal dramas is close to accurate - with scenes along the lines of: see attorney dictate letter; watch as the case moves slowly through discovery; watch as attorney sifts through reams of documents produced by the other side; see attorney take angry call; see attorney call client to ask him to pay the long overdue bill; see attorney prepare for a deposition; and, most popular, see attorney settle out of court.
That the huddled masses think all matters go to court and are resolved in an hour makes our lives more difficult because they think we TV is real and therefore, we are not doing something right. There should be a disclaimer at the start of those shows ... like South Park's!”
BlackJAC on Dec 20, 2011 at 18:51:26
“People always confuse a show's run time with the real-world passage of time. In one CSI episode, Hodges wants to run a really nifty test that will take five hours longer than the reality show that's following them around that particular episode but insists that said show's editors would trim it down to 30 seconds for broadcast.”
“What is truly pathetic in this string of comments are the gross generalizations from individuals who have been through a divorce once or twice, were not happy with the results, and therefore blame the courts/attorneys/system, or are relying on anecdotal evidence. One bad experience in some court somewhere does not mean the entire system is broken, or that all courts/judges are disinterested. There are many, many judges in my jurisdiction who take great pains to do the right thing based upon the evidence and the law, and while it does not always ned up the way one party or the other would wish, it does put a (sometimes only temporary) end to the current battle.”
“What an incredible generalization. Given that some jurisdictions (and I can only speak for the two in which I am admitted) have removed gender-specific language from their statutes, it is clear that the old "mother is best" addage no longer applies. Moreover, Almost ever case I have handled has resulted in some form of joint custody with liberal child-time for each parent. The ones that did not usually involved issues of abuse and domestic violence - and not always perpetrated by the father.
If the divorcing parents can get to the point where it is not about "them" and is all about their children, then it is practically guaranteed to resolve in a non-combative fashion. But usually divorce is abot good people in a very bad place, and the hurt party lashes out in fear and anger. It is tragic that they then try to hurt the other through the children. I beleive if I have to go to court for a contested final matter I must have failed as a peacemaker, because NO ONE IS HAPPY when the judge makes a decision that parents who allegedly love their children should be making together.”
Chris Sirhc on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:30:54
“From a 2010 Washington state study of custody patterns.
"In nearly two-thirds of families, children were scheduled to spend more time with their mother than their father. The most common residential schedules (each occurring 18% of the time) were for children to spend equal time with their mother and father, 70% of their time with their mother and 30% with their father, or 80% with their mother and 20% with their father."
“What a crybaby ... unfortunately all the adjectives I would like to use to describe him will not get this posted, so let us just leave it at Santorum is a little brat, who I wish would take his toys and go home.
Of course, I bet that truthfully he wishes he was at that bar on Castro Street ... the truth hurts and he doth protest too much.”