Not all of the younger generation are like that, Peckmom. I think it depends on how they were brought up: some parents actually teach their children the value of work and all.
However, parental influence only goes so far.
 October 5, 2014 at 9:53pm
According to Wikipedia, the Pitbull that WE know is a crossbreed between a mastiff and a terrier. Hope it helps!
American Pitbull Terrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pit_Bull_Terrier
The essential characteristics of the American Pit Bull Terrier are strength, confidence, and zest for life. This breed is eager to please and brimming over with enthusiasm. APBTs make excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children. Because most APBTs exhibit some level of dog aggression and because of its powerful physique, the APBT requires an owner who will carefully socialize and obedience train the dog.
Staffordshire Bullterrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordshire_Bull_Terrier
Although individual differences in personality exist, common traits exist throughout the Staffords. Due to its breeding, and history, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is known for its character of intelligence, fearlessness and loyalty. This, coupled with its affection for its friends, its off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability, make it a foremost all-purpose dog.
American Staffordshire Terrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Staffordshire_Terrier
According to the American Kennel Club “The Am Staff is a people-oriented dog that thrives when he is made part of the family and given a job to do. Although friendly, this breed is loyal to his own family. “
October 5, 2014 at 9:44pm
There is no reason for ONE person to have TWELVE dogs, especially when it seems that he cannot care for any of them properly.
“Detective Pacteles said the dogs that were seized Friday were thin and looked malnourished. He called the condition of the home, which had ample clutter visible through an open front door, “deplorable. … I took one step in and it smelled pretty bad.””
I’ll bet that being malnourished wasn’t the dogs’ only problem. Hopefully animal cruelty will be added to the other charges.
October 5, 2014 at 9:12pm
We have had a Rednose Pitbull, who helped raise a longhaired Akita (they became the best of friends). Shortly after Rednose #1 was put down, someone gave us a Rednose puppy–who got on great with the Akita.
Whoever had Rednose #1 TAUGHT her to be gentle (she was a pound rescue). Only time she got serious was when she was in the car–and then she watched anyone who came near the car. Same thing at the ATM.
We currently have a Bluenose Pitbull (who we took in at 8 months when her owner couldn’t keep her); she is now 2 years old. I have been spending most of this year in classes to train her (after unsuccessfully doing it myself).
If you are going to own a dog, at least take the time to train the dog. There was no reason for anyone to have TWELVE dogs of any breed; you simply cannot care for that many dogs properly.
 September 15, 2014 at 7:37pm
This did not happen when I was in the Girl Scouts. This sort of political correctness is why our church chooses to sponsor a Heritage Girls troop (and the boys switched from BSA to Trail Life).
Had I been in that troop, I’d have opted out. If it had been my daughter, I would have kept her home. I’m not being intolerant; I just don’t think this is appropriate for children of any age.
 September 8, 2014 at 11:28pm
Actually, it’s six states. But you are right: not everyone agrees with the nonsense out of Sacramento. I’m still trying to find out why my state senator (who is now a convicted felon) is only suspended (when he should be expelled).
September 8, 2014 at 11:25pm
I had not known about the MECHA ruling. Please enlighten the rest of us.
September 8, 2014 at 11:24pm
No one said that non-Christian members were not allowed. They are simply not allowed in the leadership of the group.
Would you mandate a hunter in the leadership of the animal-rights group? A Protestant in the leadership of the Roman Catholic group? A pro-abortionist leading a pro-life group?
The state university is the one being intolerant here. Instead of being a bastion of the free exchange of ideas, it has become the bastion of political correctness. The state is now stepping on the believers’ rights.
 August 25, 2014 at 7:37pm
She took that down for ONE complaint? Last time I looked, bacon was perfectly legal. Was the owner worried about a possible lawsuit?
 August 25, 2014 at 7:36pm
My guess is that, like many other business owners, this owner might have been afraid of a lawsuit. On what grouds for the suit, I don’t know–but this is Vermont (Biden’s home state)….
August 25, 2014 at 7:33pm
Coming from a group that would have us do as they say, but not as they do makes the whole thing suspect to me.
Besides, there was nothing wrong with the food pyramid. You have to have SOME fat in your diet (the fat in avacados isn’t bad for you).
[-1] August 24, 2014 at 11:48pm
Are you saying that it’s the lady’s fault because some man who’s acting like a thug drops something into her drink and then takes advantage?
 August 24, 2014 at 11:45pm
Actually, the inventors might keep up on the newer drugs and reformulate the polish accordingly. Or come up with something else.
 August 24, 2014 at 11:42pm
Lordaction, shame on you! Yes, rape DOES happen–it’s just that the drug leaves the body before it can be detected. You are blaming the victim.
1fstcat, sorry to hear that it happened to you. Hope you have supportive friends and family.
Blkcatwm: glad to hear that your friends were looking out for you.
June 4, 2014 at 2:08am
I appreciate that Mars, Inc. is a private company. But they are NOT getting themselves any corporate goodwill by blaming the customer for their cancellation, and then refusing to discuss the matter with their representative.
I did read that the baker and his staff have stopped making wedding cakes for anyone for the foreseeable future. Cookies, pies, cupcakes,–but no wedding cakes. And the staff is refusing the commission-ordered classes.
I’m trying to find the link to that. In the meantime, here’s a bit from Todd Starnes’ article. The baker has no fear.
“”And the Civil Rights Commission is going to have a mighty hard time trying to “rehabilitate” Phillips and his staff. “My 87-year-old mom works here and she says she’s not being rehabilitated,” he said.
And should the highest court in the land force Jack to do the bidding of homosexuals? “There’s civil disobedience,” Phillips told me. “We’ll see what happens. I’m not giving up my faith. Too many people have died for this faith to give it up that easily.” Meanwhile, the bullying tactics of the militant gay rights community have not hampered the bakery’s bottom line. They’ve gotten so much business from the sales of cookies and brownies, they’ve temporarily stopped making wedding cakes.”
February 9, 2014 at 7:15pm
If he’s in jail, he might well be sending others to do things.
The station’s sending a bad message: better to stay in an abusive relationship (and take the abuse) instead of standing up for yourself and leaving it.
Very good AugustKat! Take the abuse for the team. That's what "Forever Broadcasting" is really saying.
And if this guy injured someone at the station while trying to get to his wife, the first thing they would do is sue the station for keeping her. The station manager doesn't just have to think about her. He has to think about the safety of everyone at the station.
Punish the guilty, not the innocent. They could work with her to decrease risk, and increase safety both for her and others. There are security companies that offer far more than a few rent-a cops. It was easier to get rid of the lightning rod than the lightning, but that doesn't make what they did right.
Her husband should have more and more of his privileges stripped away in prison. He is hiring others to do his dirty work so restrict his contact with others, including other prisoners who could pass on his instructions. He can't hire anyone else if he is not allowed to communicate with others.
If his lawyer helps him hire people to terrorize her then he should loose his licence and face charges himself. Increase his sentence when he gets caught trying to do ___ like this; he does not sound like someone it is safe to let out of his box.
February 9, 2014 at 7:03pm
James, you can choose what you are going to wear. You did mention that you went to Catholic school. You are (or should be) familiar with the Church’s teachings on sex and marriage .