Mar 6th 2011 11:57AM Words are a powerful weapon, and they are all there for us to use. I do not believe in censorship, but I do believe in teaching a child right from wrong, and the correct way to use words. It doesn't matter what words we are called, that's not who we are. I got teased in grade school because I wore hand-me-down coats that were more outdated than the ones my rich peers wore. Sure, it bothered me that they teased me, but I liked wearing my sister's coats, so to me it was just kids being mean. If we raise our children with love, then what they are called won't matter. Use those moments to teach your child about insensitivity, ignorance, disrespect. The only way to protect your children is to keep them in the house at all times. They are going to see and hear things you don't want them to. But you must teach them how to deal with it. Teach them compassion, empathy, understanding, teach them tolerance. If words are weapons, arm your child with a shield of love, and it won't matter.
Sep 2nd 2010 11:04PM This stupid foolish woman needs to thank the pilots for landing instead of CRASHING the plane she was riding on! Instead of looking for a free ride, so to speak, she needs to be glad she is alive and get on with her sad pathetic life. Why wasteful lawsuits like this are allowed to be filed is beyond me. I feel nothing for this poor excuse of a human being except disgust.
Aug 16th 2010 10:54AM YOU PEOPLE are what's wrong with the world!! You give your children phobias by getting all upset when they want to be different, making them feel ashamed for wanting to be themselves and setting them up for a lifetime of trying to please others and being miserable because of it! I was the same way as a kid. I wanted to be a boy. I wore my brother's hand-me-downs proudly, had my hair short, and hung out with boys catching snakes and lizards. I rode my brother's bike, too, not wanting a sissy girl's bike. And do you know what happened to me? I turned into a well adjusted adult who is happy with herself, who raised three children to always be true to who they are, because you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself. Shiloh is beautiful because she is being who she is, and those of you who dismiss what a four year old wants because she's just a four year old, I feel sorry for your children! Help them pay for their therapy someday, will you? Give your kids choices and they'll be so much happier. You can do that and still be a parent, you know!
Aug 8th 2010 12:40PM I agree with you on the Christopher Moore. He has a few books I'd like to see made into movies. But I also think A. Lee Martinez has quite a few books that would make interesting and funny movies. If you've never read him, now is the time to do so. He takes outrageous situations and make them seem like that sort of thing happens every day. Divine Misfortune, or Gil's All Fright Diner, or even Monster would be pretty cool to see. I'll keep hoping! A Dirty Job or The Stupidest Angel, great choices by Christopher Moore.
May 2nd 2010 11:02AM I think it's great that names have meaning like that! That can make a seemingly ordinary name special. It's better than naming your child something bizarre just to stand out, like a lot of celebrities do. They're setting their child up for a lifetime of ridicule. I named my daughter after a Sunshine family doll I had when I was a child. The mom doll's name was Steffany, and I thought that was a very pretty way to spell it. Very feminine. My husband freaked a little at first over the spelling, but has since adjusted, since she's 19 years old now! And no one can ever spell her name right!
May 2nd 2010 1:47AM I'm in my mid 40's, have been married to the same man for 24 years, and I have no desire for sex. I don't want to make time for it, and the thought of it taking longer than 20 minutes on the days I do give in makes me dread it. I guess I feel that I've had to do it for so many years when I was too tired, or didn't feel good, or had been busy all day with the kids or work or whatever that I just don't feel like having to give more. I'd rather read a book. My marriage has sucked more than it's been good, and sometimes I really just don't like my husband. Although he's mellowed with age, he's still very hard to get along with. Right now he's threatening to divorce me because I don't want to have sex more often, but he doesn't realize if the feeling isn't there, you can't get it back by threatening your spouse! Then I think, if he had erectile dysfunction, and couldn't do it, I'd be understanding, even if I wanted to have sex, because I know there's more to life. Nice to know what really matters most to your spouse.
Apr 14th 2010 10:20PM SEEKER
8:51PM Apr 14th 2010
PUT HIM IN JAIL,AND MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF HIM,THAT WHEN YOU SERVE IN THE MILITARY,YOU DON'T GET TO PICK WHO IS YOUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF
Hey Idiot! He's not complaining because Obama is the President! He's doubting whether he was born in the US. I doubt that to, therefore have a hard time supporting this man as president. I fully support Larkin in his questioning this man's origin. If it wasn't a big deal, they would display the birth certificate proudly and let people see it first hand. Anyone can doctor a copy of what they say is a real document.
And to the person who said "Without a strong, loyal military, the safety of all Americans is in jeopardy. Obama needs to address this personally ASAP!!!" Are you new to America? I've been here while a couple democratic presidents didn't support a strong military--in fact, if Clinton had been more military supportive, we could have caught Bin Laden before 9/11. He's not refusing to follow orders, he's questioning whether his "boss" is actually legally his boss. If I thought my boss was an illegal immigrant, I would raise questions too. But you sheep just keep blindly following your leader off a cliff. We'll try to remember to throw you a rope.
Mar 27th 2010 4:57PM Man, you're trying to go too deep in shallow water! I have sometimes said to my spouse that I prefer my dogs to him--because they don't complain, they are always happy to see me, they try to make me feel better when I'm down, they don't lie, cheat, steal or give me a reason not to trust them. But when I say that to him, I'm making a point--maybe we just had a fight about him not helping me out more. Some people are just not good with people, yet they are with animals, and so they prefer them. Who are you to say that there is something wrong with someone who finds greater joy with their dogs than a person? To each his own. I don't judge anyone, we all have our own reasons for feeling the way we do. Sure, I'm more guilty about leaving my dogs when I go on a trip, because they are sad when I'm gone because to them it's an eternity, but to my husband it's only a few days. And actually, I've met a few people who weren't as smart as my dogs!
Mar 27th 2010 4:49PM Hey Jonathan S., people like you bug me! Just because we care a lot about "just a dog", doesn't mean we don't care about other issues as well. Are all dog people haters as ignorant as you? I love my dogs more than most people, because dogs don't hate, but people do, as you have proven. There's this little thing called tolerance, maybe you've heard of it? Think of all the valuable energy you are wasting hating people who are capable of loving animals as much as they love humans when you could be using that energy on something more important. Wow, you must be a real prince in traffic!
Mar 21st 2010 3:25PM It's a sad day for Americans when they care more about "making history" and what they want than what the people are screaming for. When they threaten those who oppose it to get votes for a health care plan that THE PEOPLE do not want, that is the beginning of the government controlling your life. Let's see how great it is when they tell you although you have cancer, you will not be able to get treatment. I know how I'm voting in November.