Grover, what a hateful, evil thing to say…a mind like yours will never see positives in negative situations. Sad.
 January 29, 2015 at 9:26am
Oh please…If only ALL abortions, AKA killing your baby, were about malformed babies. It is not and never will be…it is all about having an inconvenient pregnancy and the mother (and father, like Tim Ryan says “if they are involved”) wanting it gone. What a pathetic pity and disgusting act. I know a few people, that right after this Act went into law, had abortions because of inconvenient births…one didn’t want to be pregnant walking down the aisle. The other didn’t want to disappoint their boyfriend’s father…Heaven help us! (And just to be snarky…I have NEVER known any woman who was pregnant with a fetus that turned out to be anything other than a baby…no one has ever, say had a puppy or a kitten.
All abortions are about stupid people not having children when even they have just enough sense to realize that they shouldn't, so the more abortions there are, the better off we all will be. Thank God for abortion!
 January 4, 2015 at 10:52am
Many years ago I was showing dogs in obedience trials. When I arrived at a venue, they passed out flyers stating that an “organization” claiming their love for dogs and protesting their hate for dog shows was on site harming the dogs. They advised us not to leave our dogs unattended (in crates) or leave their water bowls out. This organization was letting the dogs out of their crates to “run free” (and ultimately get outside and get hit by & killed by cars) and put antifreeze in their water bowls (and ultimately be better off dead than in a crate). I can’t say 100% that this was the same organization, but it fits.
For the record, my show dogs were family pets first and they were pampered and loved beyond belief!
 December 11, 2014 at 12:39pm
“The death of innocent children never fails to kill a part of my soul.”
Funny, I say the same thing regarding the “pro-choice”, “pro-abortion” advocates on abortion…
Also, for clarification…the Syrian man is carrying a “wounded” child, not a dead child per the article. Libs will rationalize anything to make their points, even though they are false.
Lastly, to the nasty comments written about RO, do yourselves a favor and stay above the low-level where libs usually are. Then no one can complain about your comments.
Got almost to the end of the comments to find you made the point I was thinking of making. Rosie's comment about the dead child in her "artwork" was the product of a "say before you think" mindset, as the child in the picture was very much alive. Like others, I wonder if Rosie paid for the right to use the picture she so casually mischaracterized.
 November 14, 2014 at 9:59am
A little scary that these “educators” don’t even know the definition of the word “heroes”…it certainly is NOT a celebrity (unless they willingly run into a burning house to save a 90-year old). Hopefully parents are teaching their children the correct definition and we get away from this “celebrity loving” society!
 November 13, 2014 at 6:42pm
So, she is either lying, extremely forgetful or just plain stupid. Either one means she should retire.
 November 12, 2014 at 8:55am
Gruber’s “off the cuff” remarks on the MSNBC show…don’t really add up. IMO, he is looking down at one point and seems to be reading his notes on the desk. So, his comments were inappropriate? He only means he shouldn’t have said them out loud!
 November 10, 2014 at 5:12pm
blinknight: Why does it make you feel better to slight the beliefs of those on this site? I don’t care that you are an atheist; so why are you bothered that there are people with faith that you feel compelled to malign? Do you honestly think your snide comments are going to change someone’s thought process regarding their faith? Here’s a clue: it won’t, not even in one million years.
 November 6, 2014 at 11:57am
Love it – especially when the police told her to turn around…nice bracelets there Lynn Arthur!
On the serious side, I had a rental house many years ago, tenants wrote a check on a closed account (very long story on that part) and when I tried to get them out, the burden was on me. It would have cost me $1K right off the bat to hire an attorney. We decided to try on our own to get them out. I pressed charges on “bank fraud”, and the woman who wrote the check, was shocked by this action. My husband told her if they moved out HE would drop the charges. They moved out. Since my husband didn’t file the charges, I did and I NEVER agreed to drop anything. (oops, small detail she didn’t need to know!) Fast forward, she wouldn’t take the Prosecutor’s pleas bargain of 6 months probation and one week work detail. The ASA told me that she thought we were dropping the charges…oops, I guess we technically, sort of, kinda lied to her??? She nixed the plea bargain and said she wanted a trial, she ended up being a failure to appear. Being a real estate agent with access to tax records, I found out where she currently was living and had her arrested. Bottom line: she spent 54 days in the County jail because she had other warrants and spent all of her money on bond that she ultimately lost. I think in the end, 54 days vs. paying an agreed upon rental amount, wasn’t exactly a deal she would have preferred. I did though; even though I lost some money, I was the winner.
I take it that it went something like this,
Man- I said "I" wouldn't press charges. Now my wife on the other hand is kinda of a bitch and if you cross her over, well, God help you.
You- "This is one bitch you don't fuck with"
On a serious note. We had people do that to our rental property next door. Found them at 2am. Called 911 and they dragged their asses out at gun point and 6 cops. Turned out there were 3 people and 2 dogs. My dad decided to not press charges providing they leave the area. The cops treated them like they murdered someone before they left to scare the crap out of them. After they left we had some good laughs with the cops.
Agreed! While being honest in legal situations is generally preferred, this is not one of those times when being on the up and up will actually benefit you. But you have to have all your bases covered and think it through before executing any plan. You're going up against thieves and liars, and you need to be able to out-lie and give enough credible evidence to turn this from a civil case into a criminal case, with the other guy being the criminal and having all the risk.
I had a rental they were doing the same thing. Against my better judgement, I rented to a family despite the fact that the information he gave me at age 40 showed he had no credit history whatsoever. Yeah, I know... but it was my first rental and first tenant. Even his deposit and first month's rent check bounced.
I knew that both of them had jobs they simply couldn't avoid going to, so I told him to be out by Saturday or when they were at work, I'd bring up a dump truck and remove all their belongings to the landfill, move my stuff back in, change the locks, and shoot them dead as burglars if they tried breaking in. But that if somehow he lived, his only option was to take ME to court and I wasn't worth much.
He said he'd call my bluff, but I guess he decided that there were other opportunities and it just wasn't worth the risk. He moved out Friday. Everyone has something they aren't willing to risk. You just have to figure out what it is and convince them that you are willing to go there.
 October 22, 2014 at 8:53am
Classic, simply classic.
 October 21, 2014 at 2:15pm
For my conservative views, I have been called a right-wing nut job, retarded, redneck, and have certainly been “unfriended” at least once, to just name a few. (Some of those names are by my close relatives!)
The very first time I ever wrote on a major city newspaper’s site, I was promptly lambasted with vile invectives. I responded back politely on how low-class their response was, only to be told, with more invectives, if I couldn’t take the criticism, to get off the site . Since that time, whenever I have written anything, I most certainly can predict the libs final reaction: relegating me to a racist, saying I am boring or name calling. Once you have discredited their ramblings, they quickly follow this pattern, as it is quite obvious they do not have an answer for their ridiculous points of view.
 October 16, 2014 at 9:12am
Jon Stewart’s biggest flaw in his argument is that he assumes that a black person (during the time of O’Reilly’s father moving to Levittown), did not have the equivalent neighborhood to live in. He is making it seem as if by virtue of living in a black town/neighborhood, it is automatically bad. I do not believe that was the case in the 1950′s…
 September 24, 2014 at 9:08am
People who do not understand the crassness of this move have NO CLUE to what he just did! I actually gasped when I saw this…shameful beyond words. I think it sums up everything we have witnessed about him for the past 8 years.
I agree. Although I have to admit I didn't gasp, I cussed a blue streak. Good for nothing piece of crap doesn't deserve our Boys standing at the bottom of those steps. He should be kissing their feet and thanking them for their service.
 September 4, 2014 at 2:26pm
Where does one start with this display of immature tactics on the part of the UNITED STATES’ STATE DEPARTMENT??? According to the web, Marie is a 33 year old woman who represents the greatest country in the world. Yet, she acts like she is passing a note to her BFF in JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL! Talk about a total embarrassment, but then again, USING social media to get your snide and snarky message out says it all. What a pathetic joke!
Here's an appropriate Exec Order: "Gov't official or agency social media acounts shall not be used to express opinions or commentary. Such accounts shall be used to share official information with the public at large." First offenders are reprimanded. Second offenders are fired.
 July 24, 2014 at 9:23am
When SWA was the most economical to fly, it was a different story…their Priority flyers were treated much better. My husband is a Priority flyer and I have to wait to board and he is NOT allowed to save me a seat. Bottom line, they want you to pay the extra fee to board together. Nice way to treat the bread and butter of your clientele! Last laugh; my husband flies American over SWA whenever he can.
 May 19, 2014 at 11:53am
I am actually quite sick of being lectured by our First Lady; it is either race or how to feed my family.
To clarify, I am a Realtor and have had my share of discrimination against me. Once when a relocation referral came to me, we communicated first via email. He was an asst. basketball coach at a prominent college. Once I talked to them on the phone and they were able to “hear” my ethnicity, I never heard from them. I tried following up, but to no avail. I never gave it another thought, but it dawned on me that was probably the reason.
Once a man decided to give a listing to a male realtor because he was the “head of the household”. Yes, I am a white woman.
Then many, many years ago, working in an office, our little white group of twenty-somethings invited the new black twenty-something to sit with us during breaks/lunch. After a few weeks, she dumped us and sat with the fifty-somethings who were black. Later on, she became the buyer for the company and salesmen that I knew said she wouldn’t let them see her, only the black salespeople.
Lastly, I have a close black friend, who won’t date black women because they question why does he live in a white neighborhood and hang out with those people.
So why doesn’t the FL lecture the other side too???? I raised my kids to respect anyone who will respect you back…color never enters into it.
 April 6, 2014 at 12:04pm
I will admit I didn’t read the whole article; so, not sure they mentioned the WEATHER in Chicago during that timeframe! It was FREEZING cold, and SNOWY beyond belief, which I am sure contributed to lowlifes staying indoors…just a thought.
February 27, 2014 at 1:36pm
As someone who is affiliated with service dogs in a training capacity…the ADA protects the disabled person, NOT THE ANIMAL. So, in essence you are discriminating against the person. They have EVERY right to enter any public facility with their service dog. You also do not have the right to inquire as to their disability or what their dog is used for. Service dogs are certainly used for more than blind people…they could be for seizures, PTSD, anxiety etc. It is none of your business what or why. And until you walk in anyone’s shoes who needs a service dog, please rethink your nasty and negative comments.
Unfortunately, there are people out there who are abusing this system. They illegally pass off their dogs as service dogs. Legitimate service dogs go through almost 2 years of training before they are assigned to a disabled person. Their training starts as early as 6 weeks old and continues daily until they graduate and get assigned. A lot of dedication occurs from the breeders, puppy raisers and technical trainers. Most of the time, this is a volunteer service and charitable foundation.
January 13, 2014 at 9:48am
I will take a guess and say that the “Assistant Manager” was a very young person, who does not have the gumption to have handled this in a better way. And shame on the complaining person; they need to get a grip!!
As for Panera being a “snobby” company as some have said – I am a “puppy raiser” for a service dog organization and Panera was the first place I took my 8 ½ week old puppy for his first socialization outing. The Panera manager was elated to help me out and requested the next time I came in to please say hello to him. He wanted to see what progress we made. Very accommodating!
February 7, 2013 at 6:25pm
While I’m not a body language exert, this should be an interesting take. The little that I found was the head tilted up high (I know he had to look up to see the Dr. but I don’t think that high) indicates a form of power, superiority or arrogance. Excessive blinking happened for a bit after his dead on stare…indicates stress or lying. Rubbing eyes shows disbelief or upset.
I would have loved to “hear” what he was thinking!!