It’s pretty much impossible to adopt an animal from any shelter or rescue organization without that animal being spayed or neutered first, and rightfully so. It sets the owner up for a successful teaming with their pet, while not putting both of them through the problems of the animal coming in season or being “distracted” by females in season, along with preventing any potential unplanned pregancies. Interestingly enough, almost the only way to get an intact animal now is to buy it from a breeder.
December 26, 2012 at 2:29am
LAMELIBERALS — Step one: The child THOUGHT of someone else. Blessings!
December 18, 2012 at 11:44pm
Sounds to me like Adam was a young man who never felt any physical or emotional pain, so he probably didn’t understand it in others. He allowed himself to be co-opted by evil and, when the opportunity presented itself, he acted in the manner evil wanted him to act. For the mother of this young man to have these types of weapons in her house, knowing what she knew about her son, shows a huge disconnect on her part — possibly denial (“MY son wouldn’t do that!”). This sounds as plausible a reason as we may ever get, not that there truly is any plausible reason, excuse or mental health issue to justify what Adam did. I just feel terrible for everyone involved.
December 18, 2012 at 11:26pm
December 17, 2012 at 3:14am
I thought Obama did okay, until he started into “It takes a village” territory and politicizing it. This is a time for grief, not politics. But to Obama there seems to be no time or opportunity to NOT bring politics into it. It’s almost a classic — “Why waste a good crisis?”
It appears that this evil Adam person (?) broke into the school by smashing a front window, thereby negating their security. Bullet-proof windows maybe? In another incident, the bad guy killed the security guard and walked right on past the metal detector, thereby proving where there’s a will, there’s a way. We can never make anything 100% safe. We’re humans. We’re sneaky and devious and tell us it’s impossible and we’ll figure it out, if that’s our goal.
More gun laws are not the answer. Bad guys don’t obey laws, so that’s a no-brainer for me. I like the idea of more on-site security at schools, etc., but more than one human needs to be responsible for it. I’m for defunding the federal BOE and allowing states to fund returning military personnel as on-site guards. They can fund as much or as little as they like. Ex-military know and can recognize the signs of potential problems. That or wall off every school and only people with appropriate security cards can get on site. Oh, wait, that won’t work ’cause those things can be forged, stolen, replicated, etc. That’s my two cents.
Unfortunately he will find a way to exploit the deaths of these poor souls, not wasting one minute of any crisis. Reprehensible as well as typical of him.
December 13, 2012 at 1:09am
Glenn and family, including Victor, I wish you all many blessings at this painful time. As someone who ha been blessed with the love and companionship of many dogs and cats throughout my life, I feel your pain. Don’t worry, Victor will let you know when he’s ready and that will give you the strength to do what you need to do FOR Victor.
This may or may not help, but here’s what I do for myself when “that time” rears its ugly head: Be amazed that God leaves this huge decision to someone as faulty as I am; knowing that it’s one way to repay all their years of unflagging devotion; the fact that we’ll be reunited at “The Rainbow Bridge;” read Kipling’s “The Power of the Dog” many times; have a good, long, hard cry; and start preparations to do it all over again. I read somewhere that the best place to mourn and bury a dog is in the fur of another and, when I feel I’m ready, that’s what I do.
A part of me has always been struck by the simple fact that D-O-G is G-O-D spelled baclwards. I wonder if He gives people of real strength, caring and character dogs as special gifts for reasons only He knows. Be well. Stay strong. Much love.
December 9, 2012 at 9:56pm
Wished it had gone on longer.
December 6, 2012 at 6:32pm
There are no better videos than this type — make me cry every time!!
November 26, 2012 at 2:07am
I have personally known a number of honest and decent cops who treated everyone they encountered with respect. Worked with a number of them for 30 years.
November 26, 2012 at 2:03am
Doesn’t this finding qualify as new evidence, meaning she could be re-tried?
No. Once acquitted you cannot be retried. Casey can even come out and confess she did it and will not be retried.
They can charge her for lying on the stand (perjury) and drag her out of hiding.
The ignorance of of the criminal justice system is astounding!
If her first trial ended in a hung jury or a misstrial, she could be re-tried, but she was found not guilty by a jury of her peers. As far as charging her in the little girls death again, that one is history.
If they tried it, it would definately be placing her "Double Jeapordy"
For what ever reason, the investigators and the prosecutor screwed this up beyond belief.
They are the ones who should be held accountable.
November 25, 2012 at 11:51pm
LOVE the picture! You would have made a really classy President and First Lady.
November 22, 2012 at 3:46am
The biggest bunch of crooks in Washington, D.C. all came from Chicago, right?
November 22, 2012 at 3:40am
This is ridiculous. Why was his name even on the ballot, just to quit two weeks later? To get more donations and build up his defense fund? He should have resigned months ago, then his dim constituants (they did re-elect him after he went MIA and was under investigation) could have elected someone in November. Now it’s a special election, which will just cost money most states can’t afford. Oh, wait, it’s Chicago. Never mind. Makes sense now.
November 16, 2012 at 2:32pm
How sad. Where am I gonna get my powdered donuts now?
Seriously, though, this IS sad. The union took it’s regular tough stance and now 18,500 people are out of jobs. I mean, my goodness, how terrible an offer could it have been if the Teamsters agreed to it? I bet the majoriity of those 18,500 people wanted to keep their jobs.
The time for unions has passed. Maybe this will be the death knell for them. People have to stand up and decide which is more important. Having a job with a few less perks, a little less retirement, but a job — or is it better to force a company into closing it’s doors. Sad.
November 13, 2012 at 2:49am
Hate to state the obvious here, but if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. Or am I being naive again?
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Naive is what anyone is who believes that NSA has NOT been reading our emails since there WERE emails - not to mention monitoring faxes, phone calls, and radio transmissions. Their latest coup is the ability to track EVERYONE'S web usage: where you go, what you say, what you buy, your passwords, your credit cards, etc. Phone call monitoring by computers has been going on for over 30 years.
Naive? No, just a spineless sheep. May your chains rest lightly upon you.
November 13, 2012 at 2:41am
They stole the election. We all knew this was going to happen.
November 13, 2012 at 2:33am
Interesting. Have any of you folks looked at the petitions?
1. There are people from other states signing individual state petitions. While I understand this may be an attempt at solidarity, I believe it invalidates the petitions.
2. Someone has started a petition to ask the president to sign an Executive Order nullifying every signers citizenship and deporting them elsewhere. Now we all know how fond this president is of Executive Orders. Careful, folks!
November 11, 2012 at 6:02pm
My father “was” furious. Sorry for the typo.
November 11, 2012 at 6:01pm
I LOVE THIS! I emailed the link to everyone on my email list it the very first time I heard it and will probably do it again.
When the singer starts to rock out on the first “In the rockets red glare” my 60-year-old arms just couldn’t help shooting into the air and a “YES” came out of my mouth! I can’t help it and it happens every time I listen to it — grin! I think it’s great that this, of all songs, is made relevent to a new generation — and that a young rock band is doing it. In many ways, I like their rendition the best — it carries the energy of the words. This patriot is a happy camper — grin!
I remember all the stink after Jose Feliciano did his rendition back in my youth. My father waws furious, but, of course, I liked it. I thought it, along with Madison Rising’s version, stayed respectful to the original, while making it more “listen-able” to a younger generation.