While what you state is true; there is no good reason to needlessly destroy the items (doesn’t matter what it is).
He could have donated the items, sold them on Ebay, etc. It is just plain STUPID and immature to destroy functional items – it doesn’t matter who paid for them. You’ll never change my mind on that aspect of it.
May 15, 2015 at 3:10pm
“There is NO redeeming quality to these games.”
You don’t know anything about games or gaming. I agree that kids should get outside regularly and take part in other activities often. I get it – you don’t like games. That’s fine and it’s your opinion – however incorrect it may be.
[-3] May 15, 2015 at 3:03pm
They should be taken away until his grades improve – that would be the right way to handle this.
It’s ridiculous to destroy them. This father is a jerk.
Dad bought the games.
Ownership = control.
This is missed by so many people who want to control other people's stuff, or how it is used.
They are his to restrict, donate, or destroy in any manner he wants.
Other people may have their own ways of raising their kids, the proof of success or failure takes years to manifest. Succeed with your own, and you have more credibility in criticizing someone else. If your kids turned out to be bullies or slackers, why would anyone want your advice?
Kids are not interchangeable parts in an educational assembly line. What works for one kid may not work on someone else. A parent is likely to know his own child better than a stranger just peeking in over the internet for a few min.
The parents existing relationship matters to how discipline is received. His relationship with his son is not your relationship with yours... (nor you and your Dad).
The right way to handle this is the way that works. Ridiculous is insisting that other people should like/dislike what you do. Call him a jerk if you want; it may say more about you and your relationship with your own Dad than about him. ( Not that I would know.)
 May 14, 2015 at 2:45am
Did I mention anything about porn? Believe it or not, I’m not interested in it and don’t watch it – online or otherwise.
“The focus is on narcissism but the science is true and startling. Internet porn has an effect never experienced before and the real consequences are sobering.”
Nonsense. ALL of these things have been available in one form or another for decades. Perhaps you’re one of these people that believes music/movies/video games (etc.) can make someone kill themselves or commit other violent acts – but I don’t believe it.
May 13, 2015 at 9:30pm
I have to agree with Keres here.
Schmiggsy – Your first post was reasonable, but you jumped the shark after that.
May 13, 2015 at 9:25pm
I agree 100%.
Most TV DOES suck! That’s why I prefer gaming. For one thing, gaming is interactive. You have to think, react and even puzzle solve. Unfortunately, a lot of people probably believe that most games are just people online running around and shooting each other – this couldn’t be further from the truth.
There are (as you know) a huge variety of game types other than Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. Personally, I like games that have a story – either horror or FPS. I also play Guild Wars 2, but am not into it nearly as much as I was World of Warcraft.
This article is nonsense. I’ve been hearing this crap since I was a young kid, except it was TV and music that were the culprits back then. BTW, I’m much (much!) older than you.
The focus is on narcissism but the science is true and startling. Internet porn has an effect never experienced before and the real consequences are sobering. We've just seen the tip of the iceberg; watch what happens to the world when the global cell technology comes on line and porn can be accessed 24/7 EVERYWHERE in the world. We Americans are 10 years behind Japan and we can see the effects its had there. As easy, cheap access to the internet explodes, the problems will mount everywhere and we'll long for the day of dial up modem that limited the exposure and resulting harm.
Did I mention anything about porn? Believe it or not, I'm not interested in it and don't watch it - online or otherwise.
"The focus is on narcissism but the science is true and startling. Internet porn has an effect never experienced before and the real consequences are sobering."
Nonsense. ALL of these things have been available in one form or another for decades. Perhaps you're one of these people that believes music/movies/video games (etc.) can make someone kill themselves or commit other violent acts - but I don't believe it.
 May 13, 2015 at 7:42pm
Nothing will change.
The NSA also claims that they only log cellphone numbers and locations – not conversations. Yeah…right.
May 8, 2015 at 7:59pm
Nope, I don’t leave any notes.
 May 7, 2015 at 2:16pm
“Metcalfe said that she doesn’t claim disability benefits or have a tag for her car to allow her to park in handicapped spots because she usually just tries to “get on with it.””
Then don’t park in a handicap space. I don’t do it, but I see this sometimes and it annoys me.
If she does not have the handicap parking permit how come she did not get a ticket for parking in a handicap spot?
Do you leave nasty notes?
Two wrongs do not make a right - but they do make a left. :-)
 May 6, 2015 at 6:34pm
Kim can write? Wow.
April 27, 2015 at 7:54pm
This is what happens when you accept someone based on (crappy society) looks.
Some of us choose to look different than your “stereotypical” “Christian” looks.
Not everyone looks the same, ya’ know. Personally, my hair reaches down to half my back – of course, I realize that many pus**** (i.e. “normal”) people can’t seem to accept that I look different than you.
Society is seriously pathetic these days. Not everyone looks the same as you – get over it.
 April 27, 2015 at 7:46pm
Sue them. This is BS.
 April 27, 2015 at 7:32pm
I don’t hate “gays” I just don’t wan’t to hear about it. My cousin is ‘gay’; but be were more than happy to include her and her partner in my Uncles’ wedding. We didn’t care (mostly conservatives here). We are a bit sad that she didn’t “marry” her partner but now she’s married to a man (too much drama she says).
However, some gays apprently think that it’s OK to disrupt any and all social functions that don’t include them – which is a shame. You all are hurting your “cause.” Why can’t you just accept that most of us accept you as you are?
Nope, they can’t seem to do that. These days, everything seems to be about “accept me or else.”
What a shame.
 April 21, 2015 at 7:53pm
I didn’t watch the original and I won’t be watching the reboot.
April 20, 2015 at 3:09pm
“The bellhop has $2. And $27 + $2 = $29 so, if the guests originally handed over $30, what happened to the remaining $1?”
Funny, but incorrect math.
It should be $27 -$2 = $25 for the rooms and $2 for the bellhop.
Yes ECtech, and college stupid which is worst kind of stupid.
Nothing is changing to make the next generation any smarter. Not that it matters as they are being overpopulated and outbred by illegals.
And these future tax payers/McDonalds workers are our best and brightest? If my grandsons came to me and told me that even though they know Hillery is a leach they would vote for her "because she's a woman" I'd beat the crap out of them. Luckily, all four of them are intelligent enough to recognize a shill when they see one.
Ah, the future generation for America! God help us. I can not see how we can survive generations of complete idiots. The Dept. of Education has done this to us. The liberals have empowered and embraced this type of out come. there mat be will just get old and die out over time. Any common sense Damn, I hate it when that happens.
when you can't pull your face out of twit....instagram....facebook.......and all you care about is selfies....Beyonce's social status and you get your news from Yahoo and TMZ...who has the doobie....where the next party is...this is what you get....a bunch of bratty....self absorbed...ill informed.....diversity rules millennials....that couldn't even tell you the mayor of there own town...VPOTUS....Speaker of the house...or any of the GOP candidates...except Ted Cruz...they've been told by their professors he is bad...shuts down the wonderful govt......hates women...is a religious nut...and is ineligible to be President
LOL, Well, I guess we need a Black Female to run against Killary
We were all this ignorant when we were young. This is the reason Obama's community organizing skills got him elected. That and his lack of moral and ethical standards. Hopefully Hillary won't have as many activists working to round up the living, the dumb, and the dead to go vote for her.
Well at least they were not voting for the free Hillaryphones.
The ultimate low-information useless idiots.
They will vote for her because she's a woman?...They wouldn't vote for a conservative woman. They will vote for Obama because he's black? They wouldn't vote for a black conservative. It's nonsense. In fact, they will vote the way and for the same reasons they always vote...expecting different results...because they are compelled to do so. They are so stupid they aren't even stupid. They are Pavlov's dogs...without the nobility of dogs.
Just like they voted for the first black man, nothing to do with what they can do for the country , just "THE FIRST" , I guess next it will be the first gay couple.
Michelle Obama approved school lunch programs in Portsmouth, Va served a fish with skin (hopefully not scales) a burnt roll and some dark, dry looking corn on their lunch menu yesterday. Take a look: http://eagnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/portsmouth-lunch-e1429202916475.jpg
Dumb down democrat indoctrination front and center here,
What a bunch of lemmings and sheep. Good riddance libbys
your the first generation to ever have it worse than the future generations,
Yup the first to go backwards, brought to you by 0bama and democrats.
No American dream for you, it's a nightmare now you Useful Idiots !!!!!!!
Much too stupid to vote!
You got it, just plain stupid! You know, when I see Liberals in interviews like this, I have often wondered if you hit these idiots in the head with a flat bladed snow shovel as hard as you could....well, I wonder just what kind of fantastic echo you would get from the reverberation of such totally empty skulls? I know, I know, you just can't go around beating mindless Liberals in the head with shovels....yet anyway....but wouldn't it be an interesting scientific experiment if we could? Just think of what kind of interesting sounds you would get! Alas, maybe someday.....
EC - Unfortunately, though, their vote is just as valuable as your vote.
Courtesy of "higher education ".
Video should be used as a commercial for antidepressants. They'd make bank.
OKAY... here is the real answer to this one...just like RAND answered the "Abortion one"..... WE were all happy at first to know that AMERICA could elect a man of color... then his policies kicked in. He is a Progressive Marxist Communist. Hillary is a Progressive Marxists Communist.
Obama was not ALL BLACK - I wish he had been, he wouldn't be so willing to destroy the only Country on Earth where a man from a poor family can become a well-educated, fruitful, rich man if he wanted to!!
Hillary is just a self-serving phony, taking millions and doing millions in favors for countries who enslave women, who treat women as property (Chattel) and who traffic in women and girls. YOU are not voting for anything new or wonderful.. you are voting for the sure demise of America.
IF you want to VOTE for a REAL WOMAN...vote for SARAH PALIN.. She's been a Governor and still the only one who has ever taken down EXXON and made them pay all her citizens their fair share. The only reason she stepped aside was so the demonic dems in Alaska couldn't bankrupt the state and her. (Those laws are changed now but that was what was happening) PALIN is A REAL WOMAN... Hillary is a freak ego show. She has 0 integrity. WE don't need her. Don't be fooled.
It's the early stages of the new Common Core sickness !
EC, Their stupidity is not the problem.The problem is any one of those useful idiots cancels yours and my vote.
Thank God she's so unpopular..... at least for now.
If you think the fair thing is to take turns.... that is the kind of leadership the Republicans ascribe to.
Hey, why not vote for “woman”? The same class of idiots voted for “black” with Obama and voted for “cool” with Clinton (version #1).
The only reason I’m glad we had George Bush was it stopped us from having “Whackobird” with Gore and “Blithering Idiot” with Kerry.
Demoncraps really do vote for true pieces of feces don’t they? You can give them a bit of credit for Kennedy…at least he was just a mobster.
You can fault Republicans for Nixon, but he was really a great example of how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts “absolutely”. Nixon gave Obama an excellent manual on how to circumvent the constitution. Add that to Obama’s other favorites, “Lincoln” our first constitution crushing Republican and “FDR” who simply made foes disappear…and you see…Obama is really kicking ass…in the worst way imaginable.
But..but...but....they are college educated. They are supposed to be Americas best brightest .
Of course sarcasm
And you paid to send your child to college just so she could learn NOT to think or reason and paid big bucks for the privilege. One can only assume you are a big part of the problem as well as illogical liberal stupids! A woman, yes, Hillary never in the lifetime she has left! She is communist, hates America, robs, cheats, lies, thieves, and strange how those who know the Clinton's secrets and goals suddenly die of strange deaths! and you will vote for this huge piece of trash who is seriously ill and on a lot of meds? Get real.
This is Major Tom to Ground Control, is there anybody out there…..Please tell the zoo keepers to lock the cages of the lefty lunatics. It’s great if you can observe them while they're behind bars, throw them a banana here and there perhaps some peanuts, but please stop opening their cages and allowing them out into society !
No, it’s all about SEX, RACE, ECONOMIC STATUS, you know, all the important “Critical Thinking” ideas our institutions of “higher learning” (HA HA HA) have taught our youth. Philosophy? Voting Record? Agenda? So passé!
I'm wondering if these idiots would have voted for the lady that ran for president during the last presidential election? Was her name Michelle Maukin? How about Sarah Palin? Chances are they won't because they probably get their information from the main stream/ democrat lap dog media and they're going to trash them because they only like liberals.
No. They're just inarticulate collegians who think voting for president of the United States is like voting for class president of their junior high -- a popularity contest and a month later, who cares and what does the class president do anyway?
They need better instruction in what goes on in the world beyond the university. That education comes later.
and because of them we are all doomed
"I would vote for Hillary because I love tyranny!" I would mock them by saying this!
dittos for everything said here...except for the trolls.
There were a lot of votes cast just because BHO was black
The sad thing is that they vote. wow sad truly sad. they have not got a clue.
I support the Hillarity Killtem campaign.
Idiots, idiots everywhere.
When I was 18 we got the right to vote, which made sense, we had people all around us being drafted and sent to war. When that was done, we failed to take away the vote from these idiots. And here we are today in a real mess. Ooops!
No, not just plain stupid.
They are suffering from Terminally Stupid Syndrome. While there have been reports of some cures or partial cures, those suffering from TSS are simply beyond hope.
Given a chance they'd tip the headsman just before he cut off their heads.
April 17, 2015 at 2:23pm
Nothing I’ll ever need to use. My phone has a holder that clips on my belt. I always know where it is.
 April 15, 2015 at 2:48pm
What is it about the word “illegal” that Democrats don’t understand?
Who cares anymore. No one is going to jail and no one is getting impeached.
That 541k is nothing compared to what it will be when they start breeding
Obama and all of Congress aren't worried about getting a Social Security pay check. They have all that skimmed off cash setting in their off shore accounts.Most get 20% 0f those millions that it takes to buy a seat. Hillary Clinton spent almost $$ 90 million for that N Y Senate seat.The Obama's were worth almost a $ million in 2008 and that net worth jumped to $ 16 at the end of 2012. Politics pays big bucks today. Greed and $$$ money trumps power every time today.
The whole sentence.
They understand, they don't care.
If the SS numbers are given to the younger immigrants to stay in the United States and work, when do the child labor laws take effect? Who's hiring them, WalMart?
wait till the Govt. blames the illegals for this countries troubles.
can we say "Nationalism" ???
another "divide and conquer" tactic
To Democrats it is just another voting block.
I am waiting for a politician to ask for the vote of the American People, not the purple, tri-s3xual, multi-ethnic non-assimilated, poly-theistic, nocturnal, hydro-phobic...how much further must I dissect the voters into groups to get the last one mentality that most seem to see us as?
I will vote for the politician who asks for MY vote, the over 50, heteros3xual male, Christian who has been full-time employed since the age of 17...no one is asking for the vote of ME or my peers, we are invisible and ignored, yet WE (the full-time employed, never seeking government assistance) are funding EVERYTHING!
Senators can complain about this all they want.
People see through this more everyday. Who voted to fund this?
Budgets have to pass congress, so don't go point fingers at anyone else.
This, my friends, is only the beginning of the end!!!!!
Once the real numbers start coming forward, there will be millions, and what have these people done to deserve it??? Answer---Illegally entered "OUR" country, and not been held accountable!!!!
Wait until they start getting Obamacare, by the millions, on "WE" the taxpayers dime!!!
This is the beginning of an economic bubble that noone is talking about, and it all designed to "pander" for their vote!!!!! That is what Democrats do, along with RINO's!!!! The corruption has gone to new heights, and now waiting in the wings, is Hillary Clinton, to finish off the USA!!!!
This is old news. They have been getting benefits for many years without having worked here at all.
April 10, 2015 at 3:35pm
A friend and I did worse to a coworker:
We changed his background image to a gerbil that had the words “for external use only.”
Then we changed the registry (windows XP) to remove the tab that easily allows you to change the desktop background picture. He wasn’t very happy and called a supervisor about it. A programmer changed it back for him though. They couldn’t prove who did it so we didn’t get any punishment.