“I don't think I've read anything quite so silly in a while! Not wearing gloves to shake hands? Getting out of the car ahead of her husband? Yeah, that's why the marriage failed! Obviously any man who loved his wife would take great exceptions to such huge transgressions!”
maxim100 on Apr 10, 2011 at 14:41:21
“Are you forgetting that Charles famously replied, Whatever love means" when asked if he was he love with his wife?”
“Rest in peace from one who feels the daily darkness described in your letter. I hope you've found peace.”
lirbro on Jan 8, 2011 at 12:13:59
“I can't help but think that one of the reason's that Bill Zeller published his very painful description of abuse and descent into depression was that he wanted to bear witness for others. Take heart. Good people want to help. Talk with someone whom you trust.”
civilbehavior on Jan 8, 2011 at 10:56:44
“Not ever having had such experience I can only say I'm hopeful you might find other reasons for bringing more light into your life. Meditation and the subsequent awareness of the incongruities that being alive present can sometimes be a healing prescription.
I wish you more light.
ofcoursejesusisblack on Jan 8, 2011 at 10:55:56
“Please seek help my friend. The other side of darkness is light. With the right help you can find it too. You shall remain in my prayers. Don't give up!!”
WICKET99 on Jan 8, 2011 at 10:15:13
“I am so sorry that someone has hurt you and the young man in this article. It breaks my heart that you would have to endure such things.”
Aug 23, 2010 at 16:33:27
Obviously you missed the point of the article. Her stroke would have happened regardless of all the "dangerous" living you refer to! This is not a case of reaping what you sow, it's a case if learning from what happened to her and recognizing signs of a stroke regardless of age.”
Teju on Aug 23, 2010 at 17:32:04
“Well, by her own admission she was smoking cigarettes, which have been speculated to increase risk of blood clots. The tear in the carotid artery wasn't necessarily the problem (article said that most of the time these injuries heal themselves), it was the blood clot that formed thereafter that caused the stroke.”
“Lalas was a star? Really? I don't even think he understands the basics of football. His attempts to critique or discuss team strengths are laughable and positively cringe worthy. This could of course be because he's usually next to real football players who actually know what they are discussing from experience but we'll never know cause he's always interrupting with his arrogant assumptions.”
Cinnamonape on Jul 1, 2010 at 01:48:39
“Alexi was only famous because he was one of the first to play in a Division I level foreign league (La Liga). He wasn't a star...and he was probably more important in developing the US Professional League.”
Nicely put! This happens all the time at the Euro cup, World cup and especially at Wimbledon. The team was rubbish and as tuffs1010 has rightly pointed out they've been pretty mediocre from the friendly games and of course during the group stages, but the press had overhyped them so of course dissapointment was inevitable. What should be noted here is that the exaggerated headlines are from tabloids.”
May 11, 2010 at 17:34:53
“Robin exactly who are you expecting to give them hell? Why would a bigot be stupid enough to give a honest reason for discrimination? The half intelligent thing to do for those biased against gays would be to give a trivial excuse for a vote against her (again this is assuming she is in fact gay). This world you live in where bigots are honest baffles me! That's not reality it's purely fictional! And no she's not hurting anyone by choosing not to discuss her private life. The woman has got a brain to use, the last thing she needs is to have the media hounding her because of what she does in the privacy of her own home. She's more than just a closeted person, she's someone who's worked hard to get where she is now. It's easy to be uncloseted if there are relatively few consequences, but that is not her reality or that of most people in public offices. She's earned this let's not deny her because she may or may not be gay.”
May 11, 2010 at 13:11:21
“Yes Robin_Whiteside it is you and you are over reacting. To assume there'll be no consequences for someone in her position to come out is just as naive as assuming racism doesn't exist anymore. All this while making the assumption that she is closeted and that who she sleeps with is somehow the public's business. You're essentially equating her perceived sexual orientation with Clarence Thomas' questionable morals which is just ludicrous. Are you implying that if she is gay she is somehow cheating and hurting someone by the very act of choosing not to discuss this? Really?”
Robin Whiteside on May 11, 2010 at 15:54:46
“Just to clarify--I am gay myself. I am out. I support gays in office. I do not support closeted-ness in any form. It invites a big messy controversy and says a lot about someone's character.
It's one thing to say, this is my partner and I am not going to discuss my personal life. It is quite another to have the Obama Administration say "No! She's not!! She's NOT!!!" when in fact she is. If she is, and she is lying about it.... can't you see that's bad? It's not bad that she's gay. It's terrific. It's bad to lie and pretend we live in a world where your personal life is off the table or a secret.”
Robin Whiteside on May 11, 2010 at 15:52:10
“In fact, shhpjm, I'm saying it is stupid of the Obama adminstration to nominate someone and say she's straight, or it's none of your business. I am not implying that being gay is on the level of Thomas' obvious unqualified status, or pot smoking or whatever. I am saying that being closeted is a lie. And throwing someone up in front of the judicial committee and having them lie or be coy is stupid.
Honestly, it is not naive to think that an open lesbian of Kagan's stature could get confirmed. I think we've come that far. I would dare a single senator to vote against her based on that. If they did, they'd have hell to pay. However, voting against a candidate because THEY ARE LYING is justified.
A lie is a lie is a lie. To say this is nobody's business is naive.
So yes, I am implying that she is cheating and hurting people by the very act of choosing not to discuss this. Really!”
“I think the point of releasing the pictures is to attempt to identify these women in case some of them are missing. Didn't see anything on rating the pictures and I'd hope that's not the intent here.”
Apr 21, 2010 at 13:46:29
“To the folks making flippant comments on the band name, you all do realize that an actual living human being died, right? And that the said dead individual was 30 years old? Just checking cause it's quite possible that maybe the reason for the insensitive comments is some misguided sense that this might be a movie or cartoon or fiction? The alternative would be to accept that there are that many cold people out there.”
the Nood on Apr 22, 2010 at 08:01:21
“How the hell can you justify your comment? Of course it's sad the young man died however they named their band You Say Party! We Say Die! Is that not being flippant? It's okay that the members of the band think they are so avante guard they can so easily refer to death but heaven forbid someone comment on the irony of the situation. I think the coldness started with them, did they ever think about other people who had deal with the death? Obviously not. Why would you call your band You say Party! We say Die! if not to shock or incite some reaction? I work in a nursing home/retirement village and have seen and experienced so many deaths and still it tears me apart when someone dies. To see the sadness the family and friends experience is heartbreaking that's why I'd never be so flippant about the subject. Occupation aside, it's tasteless to use the subject of death so flippantly in the name of your band.”
jco2008 on Apr 21, 2010 at 21:15:02
“I wasn't one of those "folks", and I'm usually sorry when a human being dies, including this particular human being- but, do you suppose,perhaps the band was being a little flippant when they came up with that name, and maybe some of the flippant comments are motivated by that realization?
It's easy to joke about death, until it happens to someone you know or care about. Then suddenly- not so funny.”
dvsinla on Apr 21, 2010 at 14:28:45
“as we all know unfortunately most people online are bad people. mean spirited and cruel they can't help themselves. take those same bad people and talk to them face to face and almost always they will be decent human beings. strange.”
Apr 20, 2010 at 14:47:39
What do you mean by behaviour issues? He was less than 2 years old when you got him. I could be reading your post wrong but it sounds like you think there's a connection between him being adopted and the "issues". Really?”
To tell a depressed person their actions are unforgiveable is unforgiveable and irresponsible. Yeah you've lived 63 years but what a pity you haven't learnt the value of compassion during that time. Wish I could find the post you were reaponding to so I could tell the author that depression is a disease, one that is hard to fight, and there are people out there who can and will help. An arrogant statement from one individual should be ignored. If you're depressed and you can not see a way out you are not being selfish, please seek help. Call a therapist, suicide line or any hospital and ask for help.”
QuantumReality on Mar 31, 2010 at 21:15:37
“I agree. Comments that treat the suffering of the one who is suicidal as meaningless as compared to the suffering of those left behind can drive a person to it. Many are often in that state exactly because they feel completely devalued and alienated already.”