Same here — great spoof! I never “herd” so many deer puns!
March 29, 2015 at 9:39am
I think that was the point.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:13am
@ ModRep The Bible in fact says just the opposite, that all mankind shares the same blood and ancestry. We don’t let racist judges or pro-gay judges define Christianity for us, thanks.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:04am
Children are now taught to be accepting of the weird differences, but intolerant of the normal differences among people. It’s a sad sad world.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:00am
When it happens again, will you be less polite?
 March 29, 2015 at 8:52am
Nothing about this is in the interests of the U.S., except maybe bragging rights for brokering a deal? But it’s a bad deal, so even that is laughable. With NO deal though, Iran does what the heck it wants to, regarding nukes, and we do what we have the will to do, regarding sanctions, which is not much, and the overall effect is about the same.
 March 29, 2015 at 8:48am
And that’s when martial law will be declared. The gov’t has been prepping for just such a thing. Of course, that doesn’t make it the wrong thing to do.
March 29, 2015 at 8:46am
Who wrote that?
March 28, 2015 at 11:10pm
Really… Where do you live?
March 28, 2015 at 11:07pm
1. Lies about everything.
2. Denies the deity of Christ.
3. Appears brilliant to some.
4. Prefers the dark of the night to the light of the day.
5. Inspires human beings to act their worst.
March 28, 2015 at 10:58pm
Cherry-grape mixed slushies are the best!
March 28, 2015 at 10:45pm
Thanks. I hate the “my suffering is worse than your suffering” game.
March 28, 2015 at 10:43pm
I agree they deserve recognition. But make it real and appropriate, not a fake knock-off of somebody else’s deserved recognition for doing something else.
Your passion blinds you if it makes you wish other people to suffer from Downs who do not already have it. Human achievement is worthwhile at all levels, and best measured by how people achieve or exceed their own personal goals. Your jealousy for them is no help to the young men you work with. All they need is your support.
March 28, 2015 at 8:08am
Glad you are ok, but “left in the car for hours” is not really good parenting.
 March 28, 2015 at 7:58am
What spot are we assuming she’s in today? Poverty? Irresponsibility? All we know is she brought 3 kids to the library during the day by herself. That could happen to any mom, rich or poor or middle class; single, married, divorced or widowed; whatever!
@ Prov — you don’t know that she was single at the time she bore the children.
 March 28, 2015 at 7:48am
In general I agree with you, but then one of my kids went for dreadlocks and I had to admit I was skeeved. You can’t really keep that style clean, and after a while most of the hair in it is dead and detached from the scalp. Yuck.
March 28, 2015 at 7:40am
Yeah, that is weird!
March 28, 2015 at 7:30am
@ Jason H
So will this be the straw that gets the Blaze staff to quit riding the AP camel’s back? You could do the news industry a huge favor by writing a conservative, truth-based, non-PC style manual. Then we might stop seeing stupid stuff like “anti-abortion” instead of “pro-life” around here. And you could quit calling the transgendered by the wrong pronouns.
Hmmmmm.......seems there's something "queer" going on here...........!
Opps....what's this "he-she" stuff?
As for global warming.....cut the BS.....climate change is ok.......ask anyone in Boston about winter....been there before, so what's new? Probably have a heat wave this summer.
 March 28, 2015 at 7:21am
Always a good read!
 March 28, 2015 at 6:51am
People whose kids are “special needs” in some obvious way should not forget that every kid has obstacles to overcome. There are probably kids on the varsity team who come from abusive homes, or are resisting pressure to join a gang, or have learning disabilities that make it hard for them to keep their grades up high enough to stay on the team. If the only way you can think of to give your child encouragement is to give them an award that is for something specific that they have not done, think harder. Because there are kids who HAVE struggled to earn it. And because it actually diminishes the dignity of your own child to insist that he does not have dignity unless he has some symbol of it on his clothes.
Your thinking makes too much sense. It won't fly in the face of the outraged.
BeeAlert - You're right, we all have our obstacles to overcome and people have achieved greatness by overcoming overwhelming obstacles. They deserve the recognition they receive. But Downs or other disabilities are not obstacles to overcome. They are a way of life to be endured.These people never get the deserved recognition for enduring well.
I'm passionate about this because I work with two special needs young men. They are 8 yr olds trapped in 28 yr old bodies. They have maxed their progression and WILL NOT overcome their conditions. They can NEVER compete on the same level as their "normal" peers. I just find it sad that we "normal" people find it so hard to give them needed recognition when they earn it. Of course it's not to the same level as the talented athlete blessed with natural abilities, but they excelled, none the less, in their realm. It would be interesting to see what these naturally blessed athletes could achieve if the roles were reversed.