“sniff”…..is that government goons I smell? That’s okay, I will double my donation. I will get it back in 10 fold and then I will donate that and the process will continue.
April 22, 2014 at 12:25pm
Putting him on medications helped some. Putting him in a state school got his attention some. But he continued the behavior when he thought he could get away with it. So he became more sneaky. Making him a felon would not have fazed him. This sounds like it was more of a referendum on the parents.
April 22, 2014 at 12:02pm
Look, I grew up with a brother with special needs that had anger issues. He is stuck at the age of 12-14 year old and has cerebral palsy. My childhood was a living hell. The anger in this child will only get worse as he becomes a young adult. Because he lived in the “now”, punishment meant nothing to my brother. He would just repeat the behavior. Now that he is 60 years old he has mellowed out a bit, but I still worry about making him mad and whether he will hit me.
What I find so utterly disgusting on the part of the reporters and commentators of today who were the the field reporters of the 60′ and 70′s. They banded together to tell the “TRUTH” to the American people of what was happening in the Vietnam war and the political scene of that time. They told us that we deserved to know the facts. What has happened to their conviction to bring us the truth and let the chips fall where they may. The stench of hypocrisy is to much to bare.
Actually, the Viet Nam war reporters were the ones who set the stage for today's media bias. They also had their biases - they were anti-war and began lionizing the likes of Jane Fonda. They hated Nixon, even though he inherited the mess in Viet Nam, and made every effort to depict his policies in the worst light. By the time Reagan was running for office, media bias was entrenched, any reporter that had conservative leanings and / or wrote facts that didn't fit the leftist media template either had those stories severely edited or was asked to find other employment. Newsrooms were purged of anything resembling conservative editors, and because alternative media didn't exist, the left believed they silenced the right enough to maintain control over government and education. Then came talk radio and deregulation of the airwaves, two reasons why the left will always hate Reagan and Rush Limbaugh.
Bad example Atlas -
Media coverage of the VN war was hugely biased and inaccurate. Sure, there was Mai Lai; and maybe some isolated incidents of unseemly behaviour of US troops that may have been some what accurately reported; but by and large, the media portrayed soldiers...all soldiers as baby killers. When in fact, the atrocities that were committed were done by the VC and NVA. Tet Offensive, and especially in the city of Hue, thousands of civilians, mostly the educated, teachers, and political opponents where tortured and killed....along with their families.
Media portrayed Tet as an North VN victory....Walter Cronkite said "all is lost"....when in reality, US forces kicked the crap out of the VC and NVA; in fact, it was this event that rendered the VC ineffective for largely the rest of the time we were in VN; which is why there was an increase in NVA as North VN transferred more troops to the south because of their heavy losses.
May 17, 2012 at 12:03pm
Well, We have been talking about this for about 4 days now. So, what do we do now? Is Congress or any other organization going to just send a “Strongly Worded” letter. (Shaking my fist, grrrrrrrr.) Once more are we going to just sigh and go about our business, putting this in the past without any regard?