Nov 14th 2010 5:39AM I agree with many of the posts on this article. Children at this age (middle schoolers) have not only heard these words but many have said them. I understand a parent wanting to be a part of what their child(ren) learn (not too many of the parents give a crap), however instead of raising a big ruckus about it why not sit down with your child and explain how hurtful some words can be and how they're not to be repeated because (fill in YOUR explanation here). Getting bent out of shape over it is going to make a child MORE curious about these words and why they upset people so much. Be reasonable. These children are impressionable and seeing your reaction (dad) will surely set in motion their curiosity and will cause them to possibly pull away from you and from here on out might cause them to NOT show you their homework assignments for fear of retaliation by their classmates because a parent caused an uproar over something the kids are going to learn about eventually. Why not let it be in a constructive, organized manner? The books mentioned will possibly be mandatory reading in college. I have a college aged daughter who has had to read a lot of the books mentioned in high school. I let her use HER judgement (because I trust her) on her perception and encouraged her to ask questions if she wanted to know more about taboo subjects such as this. "Dad", take a queue from the rest of America who think this is a good thing.
Jun 10th 2010 4:07AM When my friend had her daughter she named her Tarynn Shayne. There was another woman who had her child the same day. She named her daughter Ka-shay Monet...aka cash money. Yes, she was yet another welfare baby for this woman (Ka-shay was child # 5 or 6 and the mother wasn't yet 21). I don't mind unique names for children but they WILL have to live with that name the rest of their lives. It's always a good idea to THINK THINGS THROUGH and KNOW that children still get picked on for their names--even the common names.
May 26th 2010 4:38AM Congrats to the girl from the 'Ville! We're all so very proud of you Nicole!
May 22nd 2010 7:36PM Thankfully we don't have this problem with friends when we go out to eat. Each person pays their share of the bill and each individual will put in $3 toward the tip (usually there's a group of 6 - 8 of us that go out). If the service is exceptional that night we will add more to the tip. If one person in our group says they can't go because funds are tight we will chip in and pay for their meal knowing that person will return the favor down the road. Thankfully we don't have cheapskates in our group. We're all adults and know right is right and wrong is wrong.
Mar 25th 2010 7:29PM If Huntington didn't want him there in the first place they would have never agreed to be filmed. There is a need for change not only there but all over the US. I think the lunch ladies were mad because they felt they were being told they were doing their job wrong when in fact the food they're serving is what they know how to prepare. Until about 6 years ago I cooked just like my mom did, a lot of fried, fatty foods because that's what I grew up on and what was familiar to me. I met a lot of resistance from my family and even wanted to give up but I stuck with it and now we eat a lot healthier. I've even managed to lose 90 lbs. Changing eating habits won't happen overnight. It takes years to develop bad eating habits. Who knows, it might even take that long for everyone to change also.
Mar 20th 2010 10:52PM I receive social security disability and my husband works full time. I make less than $11,000 a year in SS and last year he made roughly $17,000. We have a daughter in college, living at home and not working (she's a freshman in her first semester). Am I supposed to claim my income even if they don't take out taxes on it? I don't want to get hit with not reporting income.
Mar 16th 2010 1:07AM I think it's funny how the whole story talked about Mr. Carstanjen being the COO of Churchill Downs, yet he didn't even show up at the actual Churchill Downs track. He was at two of the tracks owned by CDI. I live 3 blocks from the famed racetrack and actually have many friends who work there (my husband even worked there temporarily 5 years ago). I know firsthand how they treat employees. I see how things are run during the spring and fall meets in Louisville. Because I am a member of the Neighborhood Association and attend many meetings involving Churchill Downs I know more than I ever wanted to know and see how greedy they are.
In July, there will be a 3-day music festival at the track similar to Bonaroo, bringing in several big named artists and countless "no-name" artists (ok, maybe "no-name" isn't the word I'm looking for but it's the only one that comes to mind). Anyway, the point I'm getting at is they planned this whole event BEFORE discussing the overall impact to our neighborhood. The economic impact is a good temporary fix to the economy.
My major fear is, as a resident of the South Louisville area (where Churchill Downs is located), that crime will rise more than it does during the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. Our residents are used to having their employers somewhat involved in the Derby festivities and even the schools in Jefferson County are closed on Oaks day (the Friday before the Kentucky Derby). Those same employers might not be so understanding for this music festival. Those who live next to the track will have to endure large, loud, drunken crowds until the wee hours of the morning when they have to get up and go to work the next day. The lights that were just installed for the upcoming night racing will affect those same workers not only during the festival but during those nights they will be lit for racing. I haven't even mentioned the loud music that will play until 1:00 AM. It will sound as if the concert is right in our homes!
Am I complaining? Yes. Get over it. Should I get over it? Come live at my house during these events and see how well you sleep. My guess is that you will see what I'm talking about and maybe understand why I'm bitter.
Mar 11th 2010 6:05PM Each and every person who finds homosexuality so atrocious ask yourself this: does homosexuality negatively impact your personal life? Really think about this question. Does homosexuality make it difficult for you to get out of bed and function each and every day? Does someone's sexual status bring you to the point of sheer panic and you cannot function at all during the course of any given day? If you answered NO to either of these questions then why bother with banning homosexuals from being together at a public event (i.e. prom) or even marry one another? I personally would never be with another woman but that is MY preference. I have not and will not turn my back on another human because of his/her sexual preference because it does NOT affect MY life! Why let it run yours? Get a life and worry about things in your own that you CAN control!
Feb 20th 2010 10:40PM I lost my mom when I was 27 and it really messed me up. I did some stupid stuff (drunk driving wasn't one of them) and ended up in jail but it made me realize I needed help. I NEVER condone drinking and driving no matter how bad things are.
Feb 10th 2010 6:13PM What people don't seem to realize is that we are a "now" society. Everything has to be "right now". No one has patience. For those of us who are overweight we didn't get that way overnight. You can't expect the weight to come off overnight either. It takes time and patience to drop the weight gained over a long period of time. There is no magic pill or detox drink that will help you lose weight faster. IF you eat properly you shouldn't need to detox because you will be getting the proper amounts of fiber in your diet to keep you regular and "clean".