Jun 5th 2011 11:08PM True! Scary as it may be, when kids are accidentally hurt, even in the presence of parents, etc., they'll often repeat risky actions later on in life,.... probably throughout their lives. (Note to my contemporaries: I'm 67 yrs old and I have to admit I'm STILL a "clod". (I'd also be likely to "climb right back up on that counter". I can't believe I'm unique. Anyone?)
Mar 20th 2011 8:34AM Stevedanurse1: I'm not the biggest fan of professional fighting, but I find your comment a bit odd. I, too, think Jones' actions were "the right
thing". In a profession that has a difficult time as it is winning public respect, this is an example of one of their own doing the public a favor.
From the story, Jones "held" the perp for the police; he didn't overdo it and actually hurt him. But not all "rednecks" are as lame-brained as you seem to think. Oakleygear sounds to me a little "over-ego-fied" for an armchair-fighter. Maybe he meant he has a business-premises gun and would just love to use it. I guess he thinks THAT's talent....
Jan 24th 2011 5:42AM Dying will "ruin" his image??? I don't think so. As one who, admittedly hasn't lived by his standard, I believe he was a shining success. He loved his life and his mission. "Image"?? He will remain an icon in his field to all. Thank you, Mr. LaLanne! Condolences to his family and friends.
Nov 13th 2010 10:08AM I assume I can comment in English as my knowledge of Spanish is very limited. Shawn, Governor-Elect Martinez has every right to be proud of her accomplishments as a "Latina"! Come on, folks! We are ALL "hyphenated" Americans. Even our "Native Americans" migrated here, according to most historians, over the land bridge from Asia or up from Central and South America. (My ancestors were from Ireland & Italy,..go figure!) We can ALL be proud of our heritage! She sounds like any other proud American. I'm more concerned about her status as a politician than
as a fellow U.S. citizen. Here in NY we probably (and unfortunately) set
the standard for office holders who portray themselves as "independent" Democrats and/or Republicans, but conveniently switch their positions to meet so-called partisan standards after they move on or up. (Witness our current junior senator from NY, who talked a conservative Democratic line before "adjusting" to fit her party's more liberal mode when appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's position when the latter became Secretary of State.)
I hope "Gov. Martinez" remains faithful to her common-sense American standards as time goes on. As it stands, if this is her true persona, we
could sure use someone of her calibre here in NY!!!! GO SUSANA!!!
May 19th 2010 2:44AM This oil rig disaster is too much! NASA, despite past tragedies, seems to be able to accomplish incredible things in space, as well as keeping its human & material resources reasonably secure. Maybe if we had a similar program aimed at the challenges of earth & marine exploration, disasters like this could be better dealt with. IMHO: BP would have only its own obvious incometence to blame if it loses its shirt after this sorry episode. If you can't fix your own messes, you shouldn't be in business to begin with. God help all those who suffer because of this!
May 6th 2010 5:31AM What's so bad about "conspiracy-theorists"? The oil spill is a mixed blessing. It gives Obama yet another reason to "apologize" on our behald for America's history of "sinfulness". Fixing it? Well, he could call all concerned parties, BP, US Govt., Lawyers, Enviros, etc., to the White House to thrash it out over a beer in the garden. Al Gore must be anticipating yet another phony Oscar & Nobel prize. And, yes; I can see the possibility of a conspiracy in this mess. Anyone who dismisses that thought would have to be wearing a blindfold. Too many stand to gain from it to simply discount the idea. I'm just sayin.....................
Apr 21st 2010 2:55AM CheneyLips: Oh, I get it. You mean kinda like our "foot-in-mouth" VP Biden; ...not exactly a paragon of oratorical skill, huh? I'm proud NOT to belong to either major party, so I can say honestly and sincerely, the Bush administration screwed up in many ways. The Obama regime, unfortunately, is by no means an improvement. I used to cringe at some of Bush's many goofs. The "Obamans" OTOH, seem to delight in trying to convince me and the world that I should apologize for being an "Ugly
American". Sorry, I'm not buying it. In spite of politics on all sides, I'm still PROUD TO BE A U.S. CITIZEN!
Apr 11th 2010 1:40PM OMG!!! I have to presume NY has GOT to be among those 41. Surely, such a lucrative tax opportunity has not escaped our beloved Albany Liberal junta, especially its ruling head, a/k/a governor, who certainly has never met a tax he didn't love. But it should be
said, having lived in suburban/ex-urban Chicago some years ago, I wonder if West
Chicago has a "Volunteer Fire Dept.", as many smaller municipalities do in the U.S.
I wouldn't hesitate to support these groups financially. But a TAX? ... for calling 9-1-1??
That's not a "voluntary" service. It's GOVERNMENT! Aren't taxes, while legislated into existence, supposed to be at least known to, if not approved by the taxpayers??? I spent
nearly thirty years in emergency communications at the local level, with a "paid" law
enforcement agency and several "volunteer" fire and ambulance services. These
volunteers are rightly deserving of support,... but a tax???? Oh, well,.... I suppose I'm
content to be retired now. Younger minds are "in charge". In NY, 9-1-1 is government,
i.e., tax-supported, so I don't see the justification for being "billed" for the service.
Sounds like "double taxation" to me.
Mar 19th 2010 7:35AM I guess I'm dumber than I thought. I actually believed the "Cold War" was over. Now I realize the old USSR just moved the "Kremlin" here to the USSA. Our "democratically" elected administration & congress (read: Politburo) have succeeded in the another of their projected takeovers and controls over us, the citizens/electorate (read: "proles") It would be a miracle if somehow this "Putsch" failed and common sense would lead us back to the drawing board. But, no,...*sigh*. BTW: Has anyone here seen or read what's in this bill??? Has anyone in Congress??? Not that I've heard. I guess it's time to say good-bye to what we seniors had come to expect; those luxuries like Social Security, Medicare, etc. The obscene price we're all about to pay to make Obama, Pelosi and Reid happy, will soon make us realize what we're giving up in terms of freedom and regret this horror imposed on us (and our progeny). Good-bye, Washington! Hello "Big Brother"!!! :(
Mar 6th 2010 10:22PM TO: jtonkins
Unfortunately, you're absolutely right. But, then, here in New York, we have them and our own "capitol" disaster to add to the painful mess!!!