May 28th 2010 7:55PM One question, how many of you disagreeing with this mother's support have stepped into a high school within the past decade? Discipline is a JOKE, I've substituted for years and would over hear students planning to skip detention, there are waiting lists for in-school suspension, and corporal punishment (paddling for those who don't know what that is) is no longer allowed. Bullying is rampant, disrespect is rampant, and learning is next to impossible in classrooms where the teachers spend half their time trying to keep control of the class. If my niece were older and I thought she could pass her GED we would go that route, her minor learning disability would stand in her way right now. As it is, this was her last year of school. She will get her high school education at home through Oklahoma's home school program. I graduated 29 years ago and High School was hell for me then. And I was at a small school, lot's of personal attention, and paddling was still allowed. I've been at prisons with better mannered inmates than your typical high school.
Dec 23rd 2009 1:22PM You're awfully young aren't you. Actually listen to their music and you'll realize that the songs aren't interchangable at all. And Aerosmith always has had their own identifyable style. Unlike todays music where you have to be told who the artist is (there are exceptions of course) and who sample music from the 70's and 80's when Aerosmith were at their best. Not that they aren't still great.
Dec 23rd 2009 1:15PM It's all a matter of oppinion I guess. My favorite all time Aerosmith song is "Living on the Edge" from the 80's. And yes, I'm old enough and was a fan in the 70's as well. And they may be old, but they still give an amazing concert. Full of energy, lots of audience contact and they sound great!
Oct 29th 2009 2:13PM Actually, if you read the quoted rule, it was new in that league starting this current school year. Not a long standing rule, and a ridiculous rule in that contrasting stitching in no way enhances the runner wearing the offending undergarments, period. Now, had the rule and the effect date not been clearly quoted in the story, you might have had a believable argument. Rules aren't universal. Rules are limited to whichever league the athlete plays in.
Oct 26th 2009 9:03AM I'll bet your PETA membership is payed for years in advance....anywho...yeah...slavery...my slavery, my pets rule the roost. When I die, I want to come back as someones pampered pet.
Oct 22nd 2009 8:34PM kathrin -- Him not being public about his son's autism doesn't make him ashamed or less proud of Jett. It was about giving Jett as normal a life as he could. We the public make it hard enough for them to have a normal life, can you imagine the extra steps for safety and privacy the Travolta family would have had to take if it were known Jett was Autistic?
Oct 19th 2009 11:41PM Actually, a cape buffalo is a very dangerous animal for a lioness to attack on her own. Prides of lionesses have a hard time bringing one of them down, and get this, buffalo actually kill lions in self defence. Am I a creationist? Yes. Do I also think that natural selection can breed desired traits into a species? Yes, you have to look no further than the AKC and the many many breeds of dogs. Not natural, but still selective breeding, the same as nature does.
Sep 23rd 2009 4:19AM Mr. O'Leary...White Euro-Christians are not the original Americans. The varied tribes of American Indians/Native Americans/Cherokee, Comanche, Kiowa, Fox, Caddo and all other tribes and their ancesters...were here for millenia before the Euro-Christians even knew the earth wasn't flat, much less that this land existed beyond their field of vision over the ocean.
Sep 23rd 2009 4:01AM Whoa, dude...I would consider myself a conservationist, but would not consider myself a "GOD". Nor an idiot. I grew up eating game that my brothers hunted...still do. Raise rabbits and chickens for food. Believe that sometimes the best solution for an animal is humane euthinasia, can set mouse traps with the best of them.
I do NOT put animals above humans, but I believe that GOD created them for a purpose on the earth. And if I remember my Genesis in the bible, and I do, the animals populated the Garden of Eden before Adam. That kind of makes them important and they serve a purpose on God's earth. God did put man in dominion over the creatures of the earth. But that means we are their caretakers. Whether that caretaking takes the form of protecting at risk animals from humans, or culling populations that the environment cannot provide for. Your Bible will also tell you that God will bring an end to those ruining the earth. Something tells me it's not the environmentalist doing that...
Sep 23rd 2009 3:51AM John, you do realize that the preditors, ie, bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars, and other large preditorial animals serve a purpose right? They keep down, herbavore populations, we often hear about the cattle and other herd animals lost to big predators, but crop loss due to deer, rodents, and other animals is significant in areas of agriculture where the apex preditors have been reduced in number or have been eliminated completely. Sure, hunters can take care of the deer, I'm actually pro-hunting as long as it's a sustainable population. Last time I checked however, there weren't any gopher, rabbit, rat, field mice and other vermin hunters around. Yes rabbit is hunted, but humans cannot control their population as they are prolific populators. The predators aren't picky about what they eat, and love the small critters.