User Profile: gena t

Member Since: July 21, 2011


  • [11] July 25, 2015 at 12:03pm

    One thing I noticed in several of the photos – a platter of very nice looking cookies, that went untouched all day. And later platter of sandwiches that likewise went untouched. Looks like no one had the stomach to put anything in their stomach. in a way, impressive of how seriously they took it and how upset everyone was.

  • [11] July 7, 2015 at 5:05pm

    You have to figure they are checking to see if those fellows are still employed by CDC, and if they are, they will not be for long. Cannot have govt employees around who do not worship the ground Dear Leader walks on.

  • July 3, 2015 at 5:10am

    I think that term was pretty much used around the turn of the 20th century. I have only seen it in literature, never have heard anyone actually use the word on, to, or about anyone. And, although I was aware it was a derogatory term for Jewish people, had no idea until reading someone’s remarks above, where it came from.
    And the idea that a person, from another nation, with a name spelled that way, but pronounced completely differently, might be expected to know his name, in another language, might be offensive to another group of people, and so, should not use his name, is beyond absurd. I imagine if people tried hard enough, most names could be found to be offensive to someone somewhere in the world. Get over it.

  • [1] June 23, 2015 at 11:14pm

    From what I read on other sources, the child was handed to the officer while the other first responders were trying to extract the mother and siblings out of the car. The mother and four other children were seriously injured, as well as the father having been immediately killed in the accident. According to the other story, this baby was completely covered with gasoline as well. While the child was later transported to the hospital with the other survivors to be checked out, at the time they had handed this child to the officer, they were frantically trying to save the other injured family members. Sort of an on site triage. And according to the other source, only one of the children in the car was wearing a seat restraint, the parents and four of the children were not wearing any sort of restraint devices. A reminder that seat belts can save lives.

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  • [5] June 23, 2015 at 10:52pm

    Having had a friend in graduate school who was half white and half black, who is as white in appearance as I am, but who identifies as black, I kinda understand where the woman comes from. Denise’s parents had five kids before getting divorced and neither parent wanted the kids so they were raised by a black aunt in a largely black community. She had told me how the kids ranged the “color” spectrum from very black to a brother who was what she said the black community called a “blue-eyed soul brother.” She actually wore a wig to make herself look more “black,” but I can, at least in a way, identify with why she considered herself to be black, that was how she was raised, when the white mother and white relatives would have nothing to do with her and her brothers and sisters.
    Funny thing was, this was at Trinity University, in San Antonio, where this woman lives and she and Denise and I are all about the same age. Denise married a guy, Joe Dean, who is half black and half hispanic, and they had a little girl while we were still in school. This last month was our 40th year anniversary of graduation. Wonder what race their little girl, now 40 years old, identifies with?
    BTW – when you were raised as a black person and lived as one for 70 years, considering yourself as white, even if you are, would not be that easy. Think about it with an open mind, please.

  • [15] June 21, 2015 at 1:24pm

    This child, this little boy, is so wise beyond his years. I have been following him for awhile and he has such a grip on what is really going on, it almost makes you wish he could teach civics instead of some of the teachers out there. Articulate, just plain brilliant. I bet his parents are proud of him and what he has achieved even if they are hard core democrats. Since he is their son, he is a reflection of how he has been brought up, to think things through and speak up. I will be watching this kid and can hardly wait until he is old enough to run for and hopefully win office. Breath of fresh air.

  • [5] June 9, 2015 at 1:30pm

    Are you talking about the buns that can sit on a shelf for 10 years without aging? Or the MSG or the GMO products? Yeah, avoiding McDonalds can probably make you live a bit longer. And most other fast food places as well. I know what you mean, and from those who disapprove of what you said, apparently, with a negative 2 vote as I post, most just don’t get it yet.

  • [2] June 9, 2015 at 1:25pm

    All the free quarter pounders and biggie fries he can eat? Only has to make excuses for Ronald McDonald instead of the other clown he used to work for? Yeah, a better job.

  • [6] June 9, 2015 at 1:23pm

    Unless, of course, you are a company already known for zero integrity. Such as McDonalds. BTW – will he also serve as the replacement for their other clown, Ronald McDonald? Isn’t there an old song about that, Meet the new clown, same as the old clown.

  • May 22, 2015 at 8:19pm

    For the poor slob’s bail money or to support him or her once they get found out and have to go into hiding?

  • [2] May 22, 2015 at 8:17pm

    Might sound a bit paranoid, but I would wonder if the first person to find this and report it was either the one who programmed it in or a friend of that person. How many people enter “niggerhouse” into Google Search? I would not imagine very many, if any before this incident. And would not be surprised if it turned out to be another of the childish tricks we get from Obama’s real JV administration team, meant to give Obama another excuse to whine about how racist the nation is and how horribly he is treated. I have never even seen or heard of anyone using that term, so it looks highly suspicious to me.

  • [2] April 21, 2015 at 7:54am

    Reminds me of the time I bought a loaf of bread at the grocery store, only to notice a dead cockroach (much larger than the one in this photo) baked into the top of the loaf. I called the bakery to let them know and they said they would send someone out to pick it up and replace it. But my younger brother and his wife weren’t so picky and when the bakery had not shown up in two days, and I took a look at the loaf my brother and wife had eaten just about the whole loaf, except the slices with the dead roach. So I just called the bakery and told them not to bother picking up the bread. Mother always said my brother would eat anything that didn’t eat him first. LOL

  • [3] April 21, 2015 at 7:31am

    About a month ago someone dumped a quite vicious feral tomcat in the neighborhood I live in in rural SW Texas. It killed several kittens belonging to the family across the way, and attacked one of my landlords’ barn cats. I had noticed Panther had a nasty wound on his head, and when I was checking him out to see if he had other wounds, touched a sore spot and he bit me pretty bad. Called the landlord, who is also a vet and she brought home a long-acting antibiotic shot to give him. He damn near died. He was so sick for awhile he would not get off his bed and I had to take him his food and water. Finally recovered. I was told just about everyone in the neighborhood was gunning for the feral tomcat, and someone finally killed it. Not only had he nearly killed Panther, killed those kittens, some of the neighbors have small children and they were afraid the cat might attack their little kids. I don’t like the idea of killing animals unnecessarily, but even I could understand that cat had to go. And we do not have animal control out here, we ARE animal control. And anyone who tried to catch that cat was going to get hurt. It is really easy for folks who live in the city to talk about calling animal control and/or to bring animals like that out to the countryside to dump them so they don’t have to kill them themselves. It really is just plain not that simple.

  • [9] April 19, 2015 at 11:40am

    Have to agree. Not that I personally approve, but know it is all too common here in Texas for people to kill stray cats or dogs that wander onto their property. I honestly believe she did not break any laws. Most people use guns and are not stupid enough to post their “kills” online and brag about it though. Only thing I can see she might have done wrong was to not be more discreet, at least from a legal standpoint.
    And the clinic that fired her I think is in the wrong for having fired her, although I have read they were receiving death threats and even a bomb threat, so guess they were running scared. I imagine the sheriff knows she has not broken any laws and is waiting for the mass hysteria to pass, which is why there has been no arrest or charges. Even if the cat was someone’s pet, it was on her property, apparently, so legally she can kill it. I have in the past fostered two dogs who ended up with limb amputations after having been shot for wandering onto peoples’ property, and the shooters were within their legal rights. Like it or not, that is the law. And the law rules over emotions.

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  • April 2, 2015 at 10:38pm

    I was told that the last WAC previous to my jump had gotten ground fixation, but was an experienced jumper. She was on a 60 second delay, but didn’t pull the cord on her parachute until about 200 feet from the ground. It had not completely opened when she hit the ground. I was told that she hit the ground at terminal velocity, which is, I believe, 120 mph, and she made such a dent in the ground they could have just buried her there. The COL who picked the body up said it was like picking up a bag of sawdust. Every bone in her body had been crushed on impact. That had been around 1969 or 70 at Ft Leavenworth, KS. Using a double -L, modified sport parachute.

  • April 2, 2015 at 10:33pm

    I was pretty much not afraid of anything when I was a kid, right up until the time when I was about 21 and tried skydiving for the first and only time. Ended up with a broken leg and a back injury that got me medically retired from the Army and for which I have had eight surgeries on the lower back, three on the left knee, and the knee and both hips I’m told now need to be replaced, and the spine is so curved forward I cannot stand really upright, and the surgery they say I would need to fix that I more than I care to deal with. Right I did not die, but it definitely messed up my life. Like some of my friends in the Army taunted me after my one jump – there are only two things that fall from the air, Fools and bird ****.
    A young man took his training at the same time I did. On his first and only jump, he cracked his spinal column lengthwise and he was also medically retired from the Army. Later I was told that the winds had probably been a bit too high for beginning jumpers and the ground was still frozen. I hit the ground wrong, fell forward instead of rolling, had the air knocked out of me, could not move or talk for at least 20 minutes, must have been in shock as I did not realize the leg was broken and walked on it 2-3 hours. And once they finished with me at the hospital, went back to the barracks and passed out in the bathroom.

  • [1] April 2, 2015 at 3:24pm

    My little 19 pound chihuahua mix had been having similar problems, I kept telling my vet something was wrong, she finally operated and took out a kidney stone about the same size as this thing that was in this man. It is the size of a chicken egg, looks just like a chicken egg, and I took a photo of it to prove it. Which I guess I cannot post on here. And like with this man, Bunnie can pee a lot easier now. Poor little dog, she is a rescue dog, and the vet tells me she needs to lose about half her weight. She is also missing one of her front legs from abuse from an owner two or three owners before I got her.

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  • [12] March 24, 2015 at 7:50am

    I am also impressed that he handled his son’s discipline himself, not leaving it to the school, so that the boy knows that his father really does care about his behavior and won’t tolerate bad behavior. When disciplining kids is left to the schools, the kids can end up feeling that their parents really could care less what the kids do This is a real father, who is doing his best to raise a real man. More power, sir.

  • [2] March 22, 2015 at 8:30pm

    Video basically reminded me of the old song – You say toe-mate-o, and I’ll say toe-matt-o….people pronounce things differently in not only different nations but different regions within the same nation. Love your response, Japster.

  • March 10, 2015 at 10:12am

    They also do not tolerate Iranians who have moved to the US and become American citizens. A friend of mine was married to an immigrant from Iran, whose brother joined him here when he was 17. The brother joined the US Army and worked as an interpreter and after leaving the Army had gone to Iran to visit family still there. He was thrown into one of their prisons and on practically a daily basis was taken out of his cell and lined up with other prisoners and watched as many were slaughtered by machine gun fire. He managed to escape and reached Turkey by foot where he was given refuge at the US Embassy and eventually returned to the US. He and his brother no longer dare visit family members in Iran knowing they might not get out alive if captured again.
    Treatment such as the pastor saw is not that uncommon in Iranian prisons.