Poor taste? When you’re talking about ISIS, it could have gone a lot farther than what it did. Small potatoes.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:30am
I don’t agree with any of what literally occurred, but I do get that this mother cares. She just doesn’t know how to get the job done. No bruises, don’t even need corporal punishment. Don’t need to humiliate, but you can lay down the law, while at the same time, explaining exactly why you’re doing it.
If a child is intractable, you hold what they love hostage. Doesn’t matter what it is. If it’s social life, sports, toys, you name it, it’s your job to do so. And you tell them that you don’t like doing it, but if they can’t seem to listen to reason, the hostage holding it is. Then you do it.
But what are you doing prior to this? Are you catching their behavior as it happens? Or do you wait until it’s a total mess? Obviouisly the answer is doing the former. Which means that you’re on top of what they’re doing from jump street. From their school work to their social lives, it’s about balance. If you get your work done, you get to do X. You can waste your time arguing or you can just ‘get er done’ and then do what you want. You also spend time with them on a family level in a way that the kids can have some fun. It’s not all draconian, sturm and drang, Cinderella in the kitchen slogging. You model it with your own adult life.
It works. Being committed to a kid is a powerful thing. Parents don’t realize that they have a lot more power than they do. Trust yourself, love without limits, and have boundaries. Have a standard. They’ll meet it.
 February 18, 2015 at 9:56am
Prior to 9/11, I would have agreed with the journalist who was trying to stay neutral until some sort of investigation was done. Now, after seeing journalists do gymnastics, trying to shut down REAL conversation about events like this, no longer.
He’s shouting Allahu Akbar, do you need an investigation as to his past? Sure, do it. But you’d have to be either mind numbingly brain dead not to get what just happened, or an apologist for Islamists to act like you didn’t hear what you heard, or didn’t see what you saw.
Kudos to this woman who didn’t let the apologist at Channel Four silence her. She was a literal witness to the carnage. A survivor of Islamist terrorism. Speak until your vocal cords give out, lady. You’re one of the few who has the guts to do so.
 February 17, 2015 at 6:57pm
By the time my daughter was 12, she could blow out a grown man’s knee. Now at 17, and a second degree black belt, she could kick the crap out of the average grown man. She regularly teaches self defense courses to her peers. Her 18th birthday is coming soon. She’s going to get a tactical firearms training class as a present.
As a grown woman, I know that in general, all woman are ‘rabbits’. My job as mom was to make sure that my rabbit was armed.
 January 25, 2015 at 6:43pm
How reasonable were the Democrats, that Christmas Eve night when they RAMMED Obamacare home by changing the rules of the Senate? How reasonable was “we won, get over it’?
You want reasonable? You get a chance to vote. You get a chance at amending a bill. What you don’t get to do is stall. Work. Put up or shut up.
You have new leadership. Stop whining like little children and go to work for the people of this country. I’m sure that it’s upsetting that you’re being forced to do that. You might have to work a late night. Hell, you might have to do the first real work that you’ve done in three years.
You were completely in charge with a supermajority and you completely and utterly blew it. You were so full of yourselves, thought that you could do anything that you wanted to. You were wrong.
New game. Old rules. Welcome to what it looks like to have a job. Suck it up and get over it.
 January 25, 2015 at 6:13pm
No the teacher didn’t bring the conflict upon himself. Don’t like the teacher’s rules, don’t attend the school. Kid is 16. Either get with the program, and follow the rules even if you disagree or else get your proficiency exam and leave.
What you don’t do is assault a teacher. Don’t care if the teacher was ‘wrong’. Take that up with the administration and go through the channels like everyone else. If the teacher needs to be sanctioned, that’s how you do it. Far more likely is that the kid would be the one to get the reprimand.
As to why this was posted? Don’t know, and don’t care. Same opinion applies to anyone, anywhere, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or financial background.
I’m a parent of teens and if one of them even talked back to a teacher, even if they hated his/her guts, we’d rock and roll. Part of living in a civilized society is acknowledging authority. Chain of command. If you make it to adulthood and can’t deal with authority, you’re on a fast track to jail or poverty. You suck it up LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. You manage your emotions. You learn in kindergarten to keep your hands to yourself. Want to go hand to hand? Then go take a martial arts class. Even then you’ll find out that you can only do it it according to the rules.
The rules apply to everyone. This kid obviously either wasn’t taught them or has serious anger management issues.
 January 25, 2015 at 6:04pm
If he’s 16 and a freshman, obviously he’s not a rocket scientist. This is also illustrated by his idiot move on that teacher, who should have put him down in the dust.
 January 19, 2015 at 9:57am
No, the first thing to research was apartments for rent, out of the area.
 January 19, 2015 at 9:55am
If I’m living in an apartment where my neighbor kicked in my door for ‘loud music’, I’m MOVING.
If it’s month to month, I’m out of there. If it’s yearly, I’m demanding to be released because of safety issues. What I’m not doing is sitting there documenting it, unless it’s something to do while I’m waiting for my husband to show up with the rental truck.
As a woman, to me this is like someone who has been the victim of domestic violence and her partner goes to jail. Then she lives in the same home for a few years, and he comes back and kills her. ….Only this guy didn’t go to jail.
Rule of thumb if you want a long life: Never let ‘crazy’ get fixated on you. If you read ‘crazy’ in someone, if your spidey sense is triggered, and you don’t trust their actions, get out of their range. This is true on the street, in public and most especially, where you live.
Crazy cannot be trusted. Basic trust between humans is the result of predictable, reasonable behavior. “Normal” people go about their business, have certain types of interactions, have boundaries and self restraint. This guy showed that he was on the crazy train when he kicked in the door the first time. Who does that? Door kicking is for cops trying to get a suspect, or firemen trying to help people out of burning buildings. It’s not how a normal person makes a complaint. That’s called talking.
You move. Yes, get a gun, but first you move.
 January 15, 2015 at 9:28pm
The idiots can’t add.
They weren’t going to give him a tip and one of them slooowly figured out that they had given him ‘too much money’. Then they blame HIM.
You don’t need to make change when you’re already dealing in small bills. Fools can’t add, are cheap and nasty. AND trying to get a minimum wage person fired because they’re stupid.
Couldn’t pay me to give that business my business.
 January 8, 2015 at 9:40am
As someone who has former LE in my family, I’ve been saying that these activists need to do this for weeks. The fact that a department offerred and they took him up on it is commendable. Now do it EVERYWHERE around the country.
It’s easy to Monday morning quarterback a police shooting. It’s quite another to try to put yourself in their shoes. I’m not implying that there still arent’ issues to deal with, but it brings the entire discussion down to a REAL level. Cops don’t operate in theory, they operate in practice with real thugs with real weapons who can really kill you.
Good on the activist who got the point about compliance. If you’ve got a beef with the cops, you can always take it to court.
 December 29, 2014 at 7:41am
Most of US shark attacks happen in the Red Triangle, a breeding and feeding ground for the Great White, off the CA coast.
Look at a map at where the Los Osos area is and then, look at a map of the Red Triangle. Beautiful area, but you’re at risk. However, you’re at risk doing any sport, and shark attack numbers compared to those who surf are pretty small. But just speaking for myself, on my personal freak out meter, being bitten by a Great White is an 11. You will not get me to paddle on a surfboard. Sharks attack from below. They see your sillohuette on a board and you look like a seal. Seals are their favorite food.
So the point that got me in this article was the woman killed ‘swimming with seals’. In that area, it’s pretty much the equivalent of saying ‘hey let’s chum the water and then jump in!” Put on a seal costume and act like a seal. Only you cannot swim as fast as a seal. Which is pretty much like volunteering to be the limping antelope on the Serengeti.
 December 7, 2014 at 6:44pm
Yeah, like BERKELEY police are abusive? Don’t understand cultural or societal differences?
Give…me…a…break. You couldn’t work in that city without being ‘sensitive’ to what the progressive left is protesting about. In other words, these idiots are preaching to the choir, but too stupid to know it. Meanwhile, protesters are getting hurt, arrested, hurting cops, and wasting precious city resources.
STFU and go back to class, you tools.
 December 3, 2014 at 11:47pm
To the anti-gun advocate: Funny that you mention her bruises and say that she can’t handle this. How many trained child shooters are injured each year? You know what the most dangerous sport is in this country for kids? CHEERLEADING.
“We live here together, this is our home,” Brown added. “We’re stronger united. Continue to lift your voices with us and lets work together to heal and to create lasting change for all people regardless of race.”
Day late and a dollar short. It’s not going to be pretty and it’s absolutely because those with soothing voices didn’t speak. Now it’s going to be whatever it’s going to be. One thing is for sure, you might want to avoid inner city areas for the duration.
 November 15, 2014 at 9:56pm
Now THIS is a court case that I’d love to watch. Put er on Judge Judy and let er rip…
Lock your doors, always. Even if you’re home, lock your doors. Check the windows. Keep shrubbery away from windows and doorways and have good lighting. Motion detector lights.
And absolutely, DOGS. My dogs are terrific with the family. And they would eat you if you tried to enter and weren’t welcomed. And they wouldn’t be quiet about it.
Yep, they’re a PITA when they’re puppies but they spend more time being adult dogs than being babies. They’re worth it for the love alone, but the peace of mind is immeasurable. You’d have to be seriously nuts to try to get past them.
Yes. Shortly after my son was born we got a female bullmastiff puppy. Great with my children. As toddlers they would lay on her like she was a giant pillow, at 2 years of age she weighed almost 120 lbs, and it seemed most of that was mouth and teeth when she barked. She eventually filled out to 132 lbs
We had to go outside and stand with her when the electric meter reader would come. No one came into the yard who didn't get us first. She really loved and cared for the kids. What a great dog.
D.O.G. another word for AWESOME
 September 13, 2014 at 12:09am
He’s hilarious, and his parents better eat their Wheaties. Their fun has only just begun! LOL
September 2, 2014 at 11:09am
Everyone else can have a lovely intellectual conversation about the habits and behaviors of different shark species, and I’m going to do hurdles over the waves til I hit the beach.
 September 2, 2014 at 10:41am
The flaw in your logic is that urine on a toilet seat is something to be expected, it is not. When you’re done with the john, there should only be water in the bowl and nothing on the seat. If there is, you’re not ‘done’. Your pee, your poop, it’s your job to deal with that. Finish the job.