“Ask any teacher what the primary problem is and they will all tell you the same thing. Parents are not engaged in their children's education. If parents take an interest, demonstrate respect for learning, help students with their homework, and show up to school events - especially to parent-teacher meetings - children do vastly better in school.”
“Is the editor of this article trying to demonstrate how ill-educated we are? The title of the article on the front page should read, "Here are all the countries beating the U.S. on test scores." NOT "Here's all the countries..."”
“They want a country that has no minimum wage and as few protections for workers as possible. They want as close as they can get to slavery as possible. That's why they have to be kept out of power at the federal level.”
Dirk Ramsey on Dec 2, 2013 at 22:36:38
“Also get them out at the state level. That is where the real damage is being done. Look at some of the state voting laws for one thing. These guys get name recognation on the state level and the un informed send them to DC.”
“It's definitely racist when the only ID cards acceptable must be obtained from the DMV office because there are none of those in poor neighborhoods, and most of the poor neighborhoods are black or latino.”
foursalestuff on Dec 1, 2013 at 21:09:33
“don't know where you live, but where I am at those are the only places the DMV are at”
“They were at a public event, a charity fund raiser. Dozens of people saw them get into the car and the accident happened only 300 yards away. They know who was driving and that was Paul's friend and business partner, Roger Rodas who was formerly a professional race car driver.”
“Get off your high horse and put your outrage where the sun doesn't shine. This happened in an industrial park near the fund raiser at the track, not in a residential neighborhood. Paul Walker was the passenger, not the driver. The man who was driving was a former professional race car driver. We don't know why he lost control of the car. Any number of things might have contributed to that, over an above speed which that driver was certainly more than qualified for.”
“Paul Walker was known for being a genuine nice guy, more interested in charity work than in the trappings of "celebrity". Everybody loved him.
The driver of the car was his close friend and business partner, Roger Rodas. The crash happened right near the charity event he was attending, and Rodas eight-year old son and a bunch of friends jumped the fence and ran with fire extinguishers to try to get them out of the car. It must have been horrific for them to see their friends trapped and be unable to help.
If you really need to spend your time preaching or making snide comments on this thread, then I suggest you take a good long look in the mirror and ask yourself what kind of person you're becoming.
My condolences go out to Paul's family and friends, and to the loved ones of his friend, Roger.”
“Exactly! I'm sick of hearing the argument that they'll have to raise prices to cover the increase in salary. Then raise the prices, but keep it honest. Charge the extra dime or tow per burger that's warranted, but don't raise it by a dollar and pocket the extra $.80 or $.90 while blaming the employees.”
“Their previous picks were sometimes not my first choice, but I could certainly understand why they were chosen. But Adam Levine? Not with a 10-foot pole. Too much of a sleaze vibe IMO.”
EveryCliche on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:57:48
“It's not really about who the sexist man alive is, it's all about which man will actually go out there and promote it. Ryan Gosling has never been the cover boy because he won't go out there and promote it. It's nice press when they have a movie coming out or a new show (i.e. Bradly Cooper, Matt Damon, etc.) but some actors just don't want it and People isn't going to give it to a guy that isn't going to do the morning and daytime talk show rounds to talk about it.”
“"Studies have shown that carrying a fatally ill child to term rather than performing a late abortion does not result in increased maternal mortality. On the other hand, it brings comfort to parents who can indeed parent their child as long as time permits."
What a disgusting load of bull. How would this actually work in the real world? Going to work for months carrying a non-viable pregnancy and trying to act normally around colleagues and well-wishing acquaintances? Trying to act normal around one's other children? The whole idea of prolonging such a tragedy for the sake of the comfort of anti-choicers has nothing to do with "parenting" anybody. It's only drawing out a family tragedy and making it worse than it already is. This kind of decision should belong strictly to the woman, her doctor and her family, and everybody else should mind their own business.”
grandmablue on Nov 19, 2013 at 16:42:53
“I knew of a woman that happened to. She kept having to deal with people, even total strangers, who wanted to pat her pregnant belly and congratulate her and ask when it's due, and whether she knows if it's a boy or girl - all the usual happy talk that accompanies our society's reaction to pregnancy.
And then she had to choose whether to tell total strangers, well meaning as they were, that the fetus was doomed, or to just plaster on a smile and thank them and get out of there as quickly as possible.
With co-workers, she told them what the situation was, so they didn't do the congratulatory thing once they knew, but then they kind of tiptoed around her and too often, if she came upon two co-workers in conversation, the conversation would stop abruptly when she showed up.
It's as if every minute of every single day she was reminded that her much-wanted baby couldn't survive.”
grandmablue on Nov 19, 2013 at 13:04:09
“So right. I think it's safe to assume that if a family thinks it WOULD be comforting to them to continue the pregnancy to watch the baby die, then they'll DO that. No one is forcing them to have an abortion for the nonviable fetus.”
willowraven on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:46:45
“RTLers do not care this is her punishment for having sex..”
“Self-righteous busybodies love this cause because they believe they have a moral pretext they can use to force their values on others. These situations are heartbreaking enough without the state - or anyone other than the mother, her physician and her family - having anything to say in the matter.”
Nov 16, 2013 at 08:10:50
“I was right with you up until that last paragraph. I'm giving you the side-eye now that I know you don't appreciate the Eagles. Blast that Greatest Hits album through your head phones while you sit on the dock and watch some ships go by... it might just change your feelings about that band. At some point in that hour or so, I bet you'll be singing along and feeling good. ;)”
Results May Vary on Nov 16, 2013 at 13:39:44
“Ha! See, here's why I say I don't like the Eagles: I can appreciate their greatest hits stuff, stuff like Take it Easy, Life in the Fast Lane and of course Hotel California I like, but I'm an album guy, I listen mostly to whole albums, I love deep cuts. With the Eagles I can't really do that because I only care for their greatest hits, compared to, say, the Stones, where I can listen to nearly any track off any album and be totally captivated. I'd hate to sell myself as a fan of a band only to be able to mention their radio stuff.
And if I'm sitting on a dock I'm playing Otis Redding :)”
Nov 16, 2013 at 08:03:19
“True. And Kanye has never charted 10 songs at the same time either.”
BeeGagaBarbie on Nov 16, 2013 at 12:42:38
“That doesn't really mean much of anything hell Nicki Minaj was the first artist in history to have 7 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 all at the same time, doesn't mean she's better than all the artist before or after”