Mar 30th 2009 11:30PM I think this is unbelievable. Once the officer heard that a family member was dying, he should have immediately let them go inside. If he wanted to, he could have followed them to double check their story, but what he did by wasting almost fifteen minutes of time was reprehensible.
Mar 30th 2009 11:03PM If this chick cares for her stepson like her own and shows him the love and respect than the real mother needs to deal with it for the child sake.
We have absolutely no indication that the child's actual mother is being anything but gracious and longsuffering in this situation, for the sake of her child. So it would appear that she is, "dealing with it," and perhaps much better than I would be in her shoes, quite frankly.
Mar 30th 2009 10:57PM "I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it's not like because somebody else delivered him, that's not my child. I feel it is, 100 percent," Gisele says. "I want him to have a great relationship with his mom, because that's important, but I love him the same way as if he were mine. I already feel like he's my son, from the first day."
Ok, I think its completely appropriate for her to say she loves the child and that he brings her a lot of joy. HOWEVER, the manner in which she stated this really seemed to diminish the child's actual mother and custodial parent. I mean, she says she wants him to have a great relationship with his mother as though it would somehow be a struggle for that to occur. Of COURSE he'll have a good relationship with his MOTHER, SHE is the one primarily raising him! Gisele makes it sound as though the mother is an insignificant member of the child's life, and she (and Tom) are the primary parents.
Jan 30th 2009 2:05PM hookmrl - 1) it was a PAY FOR VIEW event. that means that if you didn't pay for it, your six year old wouldn't be watching it. 2) you are the parent in your home and if anything comes on tv that you don't like, turn the channel and be the parent. Don't expect the television to set the moral tone in your house. I get so sick of people wanting to censor what other people can see instead of just paying attention to their own househould and family. This isn't the middle east or China. They DO censor there. Maybe you should move.
Jan 30th 2009 12:16PM I can't believe that some of you are agreeing that it was ok to humiliate that man. He was using the regional speech he was raised with, and he sang the regional music he was raised with in the regional manner in which it was sung. Not surprising then that he left with a typical reginional parting, which was, verbatim, "Take care, be careful." Something that people in the south say to each other every single day. Not just reserved for their relatives either. He even tried to explain it further and they weren't having any of that were they? You know, be careful in anything you do. We say it all the time here. It basically means, life is precious, take good care of yourself. You say it only to people that you either like or respect. It was actually a measure of respect that he said it to the judges after having been bumped from further competition. If you don't like or respect someone, then you don't really care if they're careful or if they take extra care of themselves. Hope this clears things up for those of you who are too far north or too far west of the mason dixie line to "get it". And... ahem, for one of you who is SO far West of it that the LA sun has baked all of the brains out of your head.
Jan 29th 2009 6:41PM Kirby,
What did she mean by "cited?" What is a citation exactly when you receive one aboard an aircraft? I've never heard of that happening before. When did that happen?
Jan 29th 2009 6:36PM Honestly, you guys are killing me with some of this stuff. The question here is NOT whether or not people should be rude and abusive with flight staff. I think we can all agree that they should not.
But how is it that about 90% of you say that its ok for the flight crew to call the police when someone loses their temper and becomes angry - seemingly just to "show them who's boss?"
I'm afraid I just don't get that at all. Customers of all types of businesses lose their tempers every day all across America without the intervention of law enforcement, and typically, the business tries to PACIFY the customer, not call the cops on them.
I am sensing that the fact that this is a rather well-heeled couple has something to do with folks wanting them to be taken down a notch.
Jan 29th 2009 6:13PM Should people scream and become abusive with service personnel? Absolutely not. It's rude and disruptive. That said, however, unless they are threatening someone, I don't see how their behavior warrants arrest any more than it would if they had done the same thing to a check out clerk at the grocery store.
And frankly, we haven't been given enough information about what this couple said, and how they acted to make a good assessment about that. Or at least, I don't feel that I have enough information from the above article.
But this notion that we should somehow punish people with arrest because we are tired of people being exhibitin boorish behavior is ridiculous. Our jails are already overflowing with violent offendors who are being released too early due to overcrowding.
Jan 17th 2009 2:23PM None of you seem to be "getting" this. The reason the hospital "lost" the body of that infant is probably because they were negligent in the infant's c-section death. The child wasn't "stillborn" prior to the c-section or they would have known that they had lost the heartbeat. But no, this was a mom who went into labor and then at some point they decided to do a c-section. Maybe they waited too long, or failed to diagnose a critical problem or issue that they should have seen and it would have been found upon autopsy. Now, I grant you that perhaps the mother's race or age may have led them to believe they could get away with covering up their mistake by disposing of the body and calling it an accidental disposal. But dollars to donuts, something went wrong in that delivery room.
Nov 29th 2008 7:08PM Look Larry, people don't "turn" gay, or even bi-sexual. You are what you are. This quickly becomes apparent when you note that gay adoptive parents have no higher level of children who turn out to be gay than anyone else. IF people "turned" gay based on exposure to people who were gay, then children adopted by gay couples would be MUCH more likely to grow up to be gay themselves.
Does make me wonder what you're really so worried about though Larry...