“Point, the officers were going to issue her a citation for the violation, BUT she "refused" to identify herself. When she was stopped for the violation she was under arrest. By signing the citation is her "OR" release and promise to appear. All she had to do was cooperate.”
“The real problem is Congress is dysfunctional. They should all step down for the good of America. Any high school Youth and Government class could do a better job.”
Quick Brown Dog on Oct 6, 2013 at 02:00:07
“Right now that "youth government" class is Lord of the Flies 101. Wild boys...
"You got sirens for a welcome,
There's bloodstain for your pain
And your telephone's been ringing
While you're dancing in the rain
Wild boys wonder, where is glory?
Where are all you angels
Now the figureheads have fell,
And lovers war with arrows
Over secrets they could tell...
They tried to tame you,
Looks like they'll try again...!"”
PatWard on Oct 6, 2013 at 00:50:20
“In a government "by the people" the responsibility rests with us.
“We know that many, if not most young people in the "spotlight" have a difficult time coping. Most will not admit it and say everything is great and continue their downward spirrow. This "young" girl admits she has a problem, the the question remains is she willing to "seek" help? I hope so.”
“Two things appear here, (1) "Bromet Primary School authorities found out that she had eaten the sweets after reading a sealed letter she had intended to send to her mother." Sealed Letter? I think even in the Uk it is illegal to open someone else's mail. The mother should file charges for mail tampering.
(2) What a moronic policy, eating chocolate, get real”
“So suspend the kid, but a year in jail, laughable. More laughable is the idiot that filed the case!”
rockydog1 on Jun 17, 2013 at 23:36:03
“No, don't even suspend the student. This whole thing is out of control on the part of the school adminstration and the cop. If the kid was talking too much then I am sure the school could have called the parents and explained "he was rude."”
“I'm sorry in my choice of adjectives, but I was speaking in generalities, not specifics. You are right, I don't know your Congressmember and if they are voing the wishes of the majority, cudo's. Intelligent ideas, of course.
Divest themselves of investments and interests in companies, they just divert their interests. Done all the time. Do you actually beleive that 200k is all they make?
NEVER meant to be a career: Pretty simple
Why is the President limited to two terms? To much power & possibility of corruption. Same with Congress.
Ask yourself how many times your Congressmember has asked for you opinion on things coming before Congress. I live in California and only one, Rep Lucille Roybal-Allard, a Democrat, never here from Feinstein unless I have emailed here regarding some issue.
You do not need to reply, because I am done with this issue. Thanks”
“There is enough blame to go around, but here is an undisputed fact. The Reader's Digest version of the beginning of the most recent debacle was started under the Clinton administration when they pressured Fanny Mae/Freddie Mac to make housing available for more people. The mortgage company's took advantage of that and gave loans to people that had no way to pay. The Bush administration warned Congress on at least 3 occassions that if there was not more oversight and scrutiny of these loans there could be catastrophic consequences. Now, as for your incorrect statement that the Republicans created the majority of the DEBT, here is another undisputable fact; in Bush's 8 years in office the DEBT rose 4.899 trillion dollars. In Obama's 3 1/2 years the DEBT rose 4.939 trillion dollars (even more now). The DEBT on Bush's last day in office was 10.626 dollars, now it's over 16 trillion dollars. Do the math. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/ .”
“Obviously there is no guarantee the next person will be any better, but what it does do is bring in new ideas. The logic is simple, when it doesn't work, change it. If you seriously beleive that your Congressmember is voting the way the "majority" of their constituents ask, your dreaming. Most of the Congressmembers are in it for themselves, have been for decades. Congress was NEVER meant to be a career.”
SirReal1 on Jan 6, 2013 at 16:56:24
“Taking your comment as a sincere effort to present a rational argument in favor of term limits, I'm still coming up with difficulties in making the "logic" work.
"New ideas" are preferable to "intelligent ideas"?
"When it doesn't work, change it." Is there some problem inherent in our current system that precludes us from "changing" our representative if they are "not working"?
How could you possibly presume to know if "my Congressmember" is, or is not, voting the way the "majority" of their constituents ask? You don't have any idea who my "Congressmember" is!
If you're suggesting that NONE of them vote their constituents wishes, I would disagree, but I would also have to ask yet again, how would "term limits" change that?
I'm also coming up with some difficulty understanding exactly HOW you can claim that "Most Congressmembers are in it for themselves". Many have left positions that were far more lucrative than being a member of Congress. They had to divest themselves of investments and interests in Companies that have paid out significantly to those who remained invested in them. Are you seriously suggesting that by virtue of their average $200k salary, these individuals are maximizing their earning potential?
“And what exactly would that change, oh I know, a quicker route to a 20 trillion dollar deficit. Yeah, that's a solid idea, and it's "progressive!"”
dzj1 on Jan 6, 2013 at 16:29:41
“HOW fast YOU forget that the majority of the DEBT was created by the REpubs....'cus they believe in cutting taxes for the rich and then turn around to give them "entitlements"...the rich by far get MUCH more than the rest of us.. Keep voting for the REpubs and you'll be in a soup line very soon”
“I am sure Boston is aware of other views, even if he disagrees. I must disagree with you, our representatives serve only themselves and have for decades. If you have not figured it out, that's whats wrong with our country. We need term limits.”
SirReal1 on Jan 6, 2013 at 01:45:21
“Ah yes, the ever-popular "term limit" argument.
What would that do exactly?
Why do you believe that "term limits" would be the answer to the Countries problems?
How is it preferable to mandate a limit to how long a person who has the popular support of his constituents can serve? What makes you think that this somehow would mean that the next office holder would be a better servant of the people than the previous one?
What possible rationale' could you have for this thinking?
I haven't had anyone explain this in any logical way. Maybe you could be the first.”
dzj1 on Jan 6, 2013 at 01:13:14
“sorry to hear that your representative is a REpub.....vote 'em out and get a Dem in there Keeper”
“This pay raise is absurd, especially for the do nothing & useless congress. They should all resign. Again, this just proves that these people don't feel the pain of others just trying to make ends meet.”
“I agree with you. The screaming during the performance takes away from that performance. Thay can scream all they want after the song's completed. The stage presentations are over the top, to many lights, strobes, dancing, back up singers and stuff. This is a SINGING contest, so just let them sing.”
“I agree with both of you. This is a talent show, not the story of my life show. A similar think happened with David Cook and David Archuleta a few years back on American Idol. Dump the stories and let the singing begin.”