Jan 14, 2011 at 12:47:31
“I believe that (almost all) children will rise to any bar that's set for them and that setting that bar is essential. Most US parents don't set a very high bar at all. Having had careers as an engineer and then as a recruiter left me with the belief that American kids are woefully unprepared to compete in a global technological economy.
That said, there are thousands of things that kids can/should explore and love or leave behind. That the world be denied another DaVinci or Shakespeare because you're trying to create an Einstien or Hawking is a travestry. I think that you should teach them to strive for and achieve excellence and then guide them to find their natural talent(s).
It's childhood and it's a one shot deal, let them be awestruck by the whole picture. And yes... kill the TV and throw the video games out the window. Then tell them to put on their boots and go out and play.”
“I'm a Massachusetts Independent who votes Democrat 95% of the time. I will be voting against Coakley on Tuesday. She's already on the take from the lobbiests before she even gets to DC, what will she be like if she makes it. As usual, the two party system gave me two bad choices. Besides, the healthcare bill as written is a unfortunate joke..might as well send someone to DC that will help kill it.”
jukeboy on Jan 15, 2010 at 15:20:06
“I'm in the same boat with you. Jeez, this JaCqieBHO is a piece of work!”
foodchain11 on Jan 15, 2010 at 14:56:40
“ARE YOU NUTS? So vote GOP, hate the HC bill. What will you have accomplished? No choice, more bullying of every other country, lose the middle class. What, really are you thinking except anger that it'sw not perfect? Ever raise a family? It is what it is. You have to work with what the GOP has given us. Do you seriously think the Dems did NOT want a strong HC bill? You have to go where the votes are or you get nothing. Anger has not helped this country one bit!!!!!”
readytoleavenow on Jan 15, 2010 at 14:19:27
“Her opponent hasn't taken money from corporate interests as well?”
NYed on Jan 15, 2010 at 14:18:55
“I 'm a Massachusetts Independent who votes Republican 95% of time, but this time I'll be voting for Coakley....... See how easy propaganda is.”
liberalNmoderation on Jan 15, 2010 at 14:12:00
“Why against one and not for the other?
Or, are you just full of it?”
Dec 24, 2009 at 00:13:20
“that's just plain dumb.. I've been in love with my partner for ten years and she with me. Marriage has never been an issue. I want to be a guest in her life and she in mine. We never want the opportunity to take one another for granted.”