Jun 28th 2010 12:58PM Uh...No. Nope. Not. Not only is she not the spitting image, there isn't even a modicum of similarity. Who writes this stuff? Perhaps somebody looking to get a lot of commentary? If so, at least you nailed that one kiddo.
Feb 7th 2010 11:11PM Hey!!!!!!! That's the Poxy Boggards' song!!! How awesome is that?? Success germinated in the fertile grounds of Ren Faire? Check them out on YouTube!!! Amazing! Yay!!
Feb 1st 2010 1:45PM Why is it--I wonder--that whenever anyone stands up for something they believe in--such as animal rights--somebody else will comment that there are more important issues in the world. There are many issues, and just because someone is in favor of animal rights does not automatically mean that they are not supportive of bettering the world in a variety of other ways too. It is ignorant and indicative of the ultimately self-centered perspective that history tells us is the ruin of men. Perhaps you could recall this before you smugly sit, thanking the good lord for His abundance while knocking someone else who-yes- may be calling for respect of animals today, but may also be volunteering and making calls for relief in Haiti tomorrow, and counseling young people on Sunday, helping them to grown and to make responsible and considered decisions about their lives. Any cause that encourages people to be better--whether it is about animals or babies or human beings all around the globe or being careful and responsible about our planet--makes life better for all.
Nov 26th 2009 5:18AM First and foremost, he managed to grow into a positive and compassionate person. Even if Manson was the source of half his genetic make-up, his own life is testament to the fact that genetics don't have to write the whole story. Beyond that, honestly, I don't see the resemblence at all. Not one thing about the structure of his face seems to mirror the face of Manson. I agree with the previous posters on the Nathan Lane thing, though! If the article had said Nathan fathered this man, then I would have believed it, and he would have been thinking out a whole different sort of conundrum.
Nov 15th 2009 11:59AM The great ignorance demonstrated here is evidenced in the words that accuse Obama of a great failing and of stupidity because this country has not yet emerged from the quagmire of its great difficulties.
We have yet to see what the impact of his leadership will be. The magnitude of the troubles this nation faces cannot be altered in days, weeks, months. Obama has not been in office a year yet, but the shortness of the American memory causes blame for our trobules to fall upon him. The host of issues we face were created by years, not weeks. The solutions will be longer in coming.
Whether or not Obama goes down in history as a great president, a failed president, or one that bridged a space along a path of difficult times remains to be seen. Nobody--not McCain or Romney or Biden or Clinton--would have had this country turned around from the disasters we face at this point in his or her presidency.
The expectation of such a miracle--and the subsequent ridicule of the president for not being able to produce it --suggests a far greater problem than the question of Palin's intellect--it shines a disturbingly revealing light on our citizenry's capacity for meaningful thought. We are only as strong as our weakest link.
Oct 9th 2009 11:08PM While it is undoubtedly a good thing to normalize the Gosselin kids' very abnormal lives as much as possible--meaning it is good to take them off television, it would be even better for them if their parents grew up a bit. Just to address this article, everything Jon says smacks of immaturity. I think, at this moment, he believes the things he is saying--but he sounds a bit simple. While it is good Jon is seeing a better way to conduct himself, his total dedication to another world in such a short period of time suggests trouble ahead. There is so much more than "all my friends are Jewish now" to make a life change. Actually, he still sounds like the easily swayed guy he was with Kate--it is just that the new people in his life deal with him differently than she did. The whole thing is very odd and continues to get more odd with every passing day.
Oct 1st 2009 8:12PM There are so many problems with this. Even if we give birth to a child, there is no guarantee that we will connect on a "visceral" level with them either. That does not absolve us of our duties to properly parent and lovingly interact with our children. If we do not connect with our biological children, is there an 'out' clause? How would people be perceived if they began turning their natural born children over to the state with the reasoning, "I just wasn't feeling it." Kids aren't cars. You don't trade them in for a more appealing model after a trial run. With kids, you never know what you are going to get. They may be easy-going, high strung, rambunctious, or they may come with a variety of special needs. This makes me think of a short essay called "Welcome to Holland"...which any and every parent or potential parent--or anyone that has a thought about kids--ought to read. (Look up the title in quotes to find it online) I wonder if this woman might consider what giving a child away after 18 months might do to his emotional development and his ability to bond with another family. For shame...
Sep 22nd 2009 11:03AM If we are bringing up pronunciation errors, let me throw my pet peeve into the mix--the word asterisk. It should be pronounced ASTER-ISK but, for some reason, it seems to tongue-tie almost everyone and is most often pronounced AXTER-IKS. Beyond that, an hour spent reading articles on the web is enough to make me sob in my soup as I mourn the death of the English language. A living language changes--I can understand that. But between technology's encouragement of shortcut spelling and the disappearance of basic grammar--English is becoming a lost art. Don't even get me started on pronoun usage! I regularly hear teachers using "him and I" and "she and me"...ARGH!
Sep 17th 2009 5:08PM OH me, oh my...I am really beginning to SEE the passage of time...Peter, Paul & Mary filled my earliest youth with music...I vividly recall hanging out with my mom in our knotty pine family room in Chico, California--she always had music on--I was just a tiny person--less than four years of age--The music, PP&M-- were a part of the soundtrack of my life--shaping my perceptions of the world--soft, gentle, thoughtful, beautiful, powerful music...I am so saddened...It makes me want to find a way back in time...I would go there if I could...Thank you Mary Travers...no man is an island...and your passing does diminish us...
Sep 8th 2009 12:26PM The whole notion of a gratuity is lost with mandatory service charges and/or obligatory percentages. Rather than using lower menu prcing to create the illusion that dining out is less costly, restaurants just need to be straightforward--charge what must be charged in order to pay servers a reasonable wage. The idea of a tip is to show gratitude for good service. A tip should not function as a backdoor means for restaurants to cover costs of operations. In fact, by sticking consumers at the end of the meal, restaurants can get away with increasing menu prices. Pay servers what they deserve to be paid. Let consumers decide how much icing they deserve on the cake. (And I routinely tip 20%...I just think the whole restaurant biz is a terrible racket.)