Seriously, get these folks back indoors before they kill each other in that scary white stuff. Meanwhile the rest will continue driving 75 in it here in the North. Ha ha!
 February 24, 2015 at 8:23am
This child was beaten. This was NOT a spanking! At middle school age, the time for corporal punishment should be past.
The mom is in over her head with this child and needs to learn how to deal with her through parenting classes and having a mentor she can turn to. For a time, the child needs to be in a safe place until the mom can learn better techniques for changing the child’s behavior.
The child needs discipline. I hope the adults in her life can show her a better way.
Maybe the kid earned what she got. Some kids will not take a hint.
Sometimes middle school age is when spanking is needed the most as so many kids turn into mean, disrespectful hoodlums at that time. The spanking however, belongs on the rear end.
 February 22, 2015 at 8:30am
I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
 February 20, 2015 at 10:15am
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 February 19, 2015 at 9:00am
I wonder if there was an RSVP requested on the invitation. Do people actually respond to those anymore?
When my kids were little, they went to every birthday party they were invited to if there wasn’t a scheduling conflict. It shows that they care about the birthday person!
It’s too bad that none of this boy’s classmates were available for his party, but we don’t know all their circumstances. I know that Saturday mornings, for example, are prime time for scheduled activities. If she put the party at that time, it is conceivable that many of the classmates were committed to something else.
 February 10, 2015 at 10:26am
I was allowed a brief glimpse of Heaven in 1988. It turned me onto another path! It was the shove I needed to find a Christian husband and from that to raise three faithful children. I firmly believe that glimpse was for my benefit, sure, but more importantly, it was for whomever those children are going to become.
It is an indescribable place. I hope to meet you all there in His time.
 February 10, 2015 at 10:22am
That is absolutely amazing. I am so sad for you that your daughter died. I am happy for you that her being here blessed you in such a monumental way.
 January 29, 2015 at 9:07am
You were gifted with the message you needed to have. :)
In the few pictures I have seen of this visit, there is only one other woman there and she is a Westerner. Why is Michelle there if the wives of the Saudi’s are not? Culturally, we have made another mistake with a foreign nation. She does not belong at this event! The wives of the home country’s leaders are not present, so she shouldn’t be there either.
 January 25, 2015 at 10:44am
I have been watching Walker for years. He says what he intends to do, then he quietly just does it. You can count on him to say what he means.
Personally, I think the best ticket for 2016 is a strong governor for President and somebody with experience in foreign policy as VP. We need a pair of people with complimentary skills.
 December 26, 2014 at 3:32pm
They are educating Generation Alpha. This generation will teach it to their children because they were brought up in CC. By the third generation of it, there will be very few left who know the old ways. At that point alternate schooling will be irrelevant. So few will understand what was lost.
Teach your children and hang on to the old books. Your kids will need them to teach their own children.
It's more like teaching the OMEGA generation - THE LAST GENERATION BEFORE SATAN REIGNS AND RULES OVER ALL WHO ARE LEFT BEHIND.
 November 4, 2014 at 11:18pm
Luv our Gov.! He has turned things around here.
 September 29, 2014 at 6:27pm
Neither the Roman church nor the Lutheran church teach about a rapture. We believe that Jesus will come just once more – on Judgement day. Unfortunately, poor theology developed in the 18th century has taken over in American Evangelical churches and it is the most voiced position of the American Christian community. I will stick with the theology that has centuries of thought behind it instead. http://www.catholicbible101.com/therapture.htm
There are two judgments: 1) at Christ's return and is the Greek word 'bema' which was the place where the rewards were handed out at the Greek games (Olympics) and, 2) the Great White Throne Judgment where God judges the unjust and the fallen angels. This results in the Lake o' Fire. They are different times and very different "rewards" are handed out at each.
Who cares what the Roman or Lutheran churches teach. What matters is what the bible teaches. Both of those organizations have been anti-Christ from the beginning.
August 25, 2014 at 9:55am
8:00 is a perfect start time for high school and middle school students. 9:00 makes the school day go too long and cuts into after school activity and work time. One of the biggest problems is the dependance on busses! My kids go to parochial schools. We have no busses. Somehow we all find a way to get our kids there and home on time. I understand the need for busing in rural areas where the school is many miles away, but in the cities? Come on. Take responsibility to get your kids to school and don’t make them get on the bus at 5:45 in the morning!
Back in the good ol' days (50's) we went to school for 5 hours and all could read, write and add before we got out of first grade. These buckets mouths have destroyed the entire country with their socialist goals. We also had those ridiculous classes such as home economics, shop, chorus, band, rifle club, etc. etc. etc. I am afraid the di have been cast on this country.
 August 11, 2014 at 11:42pm
The mental illness of depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. A person afflicted with this disease can lessen the affects by changing their lifestyle and by taking medication. Yet the disease is still there. Perhaps Mr. Williams had done all the changes he could but this demon was still there and an unbearable burden. It’s just sad.
 August 11, 2014 at 4:14pm
Proper hygiene is to wash your hands after changing a diaper. I bet she didn’t feel she could leave her other kids at the table while she did that either.
 July 24, 2014 at 11:44pm
Michelle’s mom USED to live onthe south side of Chicago. She probably still has a house in her name. But she is never going back. Most of the good people who live there do not have that chance.
Why can't they move? Are they chained to their porches or something? They might not be able to move to the White House, but they can certainly move away from the South Side of Chicago. After all, Michelle did.
 July 16, 2014 at 10:53pm
Godspeed to the woman and God bless the giver.
 June 17, 2014 at 7:55pm
Linda Pellitier, if you read comments here or if someone who knows her does,
May The Lord keep you and your family close during this joyous time! I hope sometime you can feel safe again. Until then I hope you are surrounded by those who love you and only want the very best for you and Justina.
 June 14, 2014 at 11:35pm
My children’s parochial school taught them this in 2002 to use in a ceremony to honor those who died on 9/11/2001. I wonder if they remember it. We all should learn it.
Perhaps we need to begin teaching the ENTIRE anthem and singing the first and last verses at events...
We need to be reminded of our provenance from time to time, so THANK you Marine for doing just that.
Ad don't forget the THOUSANDS who's died in the Beck/Obama/republican/democrat UNCONSTITUTIONAL "War on Terror."
And the video HAS NOTHING TO DO with the Beck/Blaze. PLEASE STOP CO-OPTING MY TEA PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many years ago (back in the early 1960's) my second grade teacher, Mrs. bell, a older woman as teachers go (in her late 50's, early 60's) told us of the experience she had of visiting to see the rement of Old Glory, that very same star spangeld banner which inspired these lyrics. Her discription of the overwhelming size of it was wonderful. She told us something of the flag and why they wanted it so big. She then told us something about the national anthem and what it means.
I feel sad for children today, who learn so little of what this nation is and what price was paid. We have college-aged students who have no idea what the French and Indian War was about, and how it relates to the eventual writing of the Declaration of Independance. They have no idea of what the history of this nation is, and of the covenant land that it is. They no nothing about the attempts that were made to instill socialism at the first two failed colonies, and the third attempt which almost killed everyone in the Colony until the Governor had the good sense to make a move for individual enterprise, which in turn allowed such success that after their first year, they had sufficient for exporting. Sad for them, not for myself, but for them and their children.
That is the 4 th verse...there are 2 more between them...all should be sung.
I am 63 years old and have just heard the second verse for the first time. I is as beautiful as the first. Excuse me while I go hear this Marine sing it again.
Oh! thus be it ever (we conclude that it shall forever be this way)
when freemen shall stand (when those who have liberty shall step forward)
Between their loved home (be it their front lawn, their nation's border, or far overseas)
And the war's desolation (There is always war, but we won't let it touch us at home)
Blest with victory and peace, (Blessed, by God, with the strength to overcome war)
may the heav’n rescued land (This land was rescued from barbaric darkness)
Praise the Power that hath made (God was the impetus for our nation's creation)
and preserved us a nation. (God sustains us, and keeps us from harm)
Then conquer we must, (We resolve that sometimes we are forced to conquer evil)
when our cause it is just, (the Bible is the model of Justice we follow)
And this be our motto: (This is our saying, our creed, our most central understanding)
“In God is our trust.” (We trust in God, because nothing else is worthy of trust)
And the star-spangled banner (The flag of the American people, Old Glory)
in triumph shall wave (Shall, in victory, show itself)
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! (Over America).