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.
 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.
Nice addition to the story, but still no excuse for not providing the required standard of care. Failing to provide the basic standard of care can kill in 1 in a 1000+, you don't want it to be yours.
If she was full of gas, she seems pretty clean & dry. Being "completely covered with gasoline" requires a good wash-down and can be done before longboarding.
It easier to do things right than have to explain why you didn't. Then again if the child died this story would not have happened. Not to mention some services will cover up deaths made by crew error.
I really understand the tear jerking story here, but to EMS personnel, this picture is really a WTF moment. What if this kid had a belly bleed, she might not cry, but rather just get sleepy and NEVER wake up. That is unseen / unrecognized trauma in a young child that leads to death.
I have managed 4+ critical alone while crews extricate many times & only need an assistant when Pt airway care is needed. Rapid assessment, immobilize & extricate, then movie the next one. Somewhere around 1994 EMS took a nose dive in critical trauma and excuses become common that would never be allowed before.
In the event there was only one paramedic you must divide yourself and deal with the most critical while keeping constant awareness of the others. The direction for the kid's care giver should be; keep her inline, quiet, clean (of gas) then dry, warm, awake and immobilized - & monitor vitals, this can be done by a BLS providers
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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?
 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.
 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
 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.
 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.
The clinic was absolutely right to fire this woman and the state should revoke her license as well. She is not fit to be a vet.
"The clinic was absolutely right to fire this woman and the state should revoke her license as well. She is not fit to be a vet."
So you believe in firing people based on outside activities they do, away from work?
Then you just endorsed firing people who are openly gay, by those who do not approve of such things.
fortherecord: False equivalency. Being gay isn't the same as taking pleasure in killing a cat. Being gay doesn't make you a good or bad vet, but killing animals you're supposed to save in your profession does make you a bad vet. Nobody wants to let this woman touch their cats now, the clinic did what it had to make their clientele comfortable or they would lose business. Nice try though.
"fortherecord: False equivalency."
So you say, wrongly.
I didn't say "being gay" I said 'openly gay'.
OK I should have clarified, I meant pushing the gay agenda like demanding someone serve them specifically as a gay person, and not just as any regular customer.
" isn’t the same as taking pleasure in killing a cat."
It does not matter, if it's within her Constitutional rights and they fire her for it, then they could by the same 'logic' fire someone who promotes the gay agenda.
In that particular context, it's the same idea.
"Being gay doesn’t make you a good or bad vet,"
Pushing the anti family anti G-d anti morality gay agenda is destroying civilization, killing a cat on your own property, isn't.
" but killing animals you’re supposed to save in your profession does make you a bad vet."
No it does not automatically make you a bad vet.
I can understand how many may perceive that to be the case, but how people view things is not automatically reality just because they think, it is.
" Nobody wants to let this woman touch their cats now,"
Not true, I saw another poster here who specifically said he'd love to have her for a neighbor and would use her as his vet of he had the chance.
And if I had animals and she could do the best job for the least amount of money, I'd use her too.
I'm sure many others would, also.
" the clinic did what it had to make their clientele comfortable or they would lose business."
Just like a devoutly religious wedding cake baker would have to refuse service to and refuse to hire a gay activist, or they would lose business from their more religious customers, who make up the vast majority of their business.
"Nice try though."
Me: “Being gay doesn’t make you a good or bad vet,”
You: "Pushing the anti family anti G-d anti morality gay agenda is destroying civilization, killing a cat on your own property, isn’t."
Do gay vets make their clients gay too? Is there some sort of magic gay serum they give to pets and owners? Please explain.
"I didn’t say “being gay” I said ‘openly gay’.
OK I should have clarified, I meant pushing the gay agenda like demanding someone serve them specifically as a gay person, and not just as any regular customer."
Well, if that's what you meant, no need to tear my argument apart because we're not on the same page, but continue....
Me: ” isn’t the same as taking pleasure in killing a cat.”
You: "It does not matter, if it’s within her Constitutional rights and they fire her for it, then they could by the same ‘logic’ fire someone who promotes the gay agenda.
In that particular context, it’s the same idea."
....So even though killing feral and stray domestic animals is considered animal cruelty punishable in the state of Texas, she should still keep her job? Not in the eyes of the law. And no, not even close to being the same as your gay agenda argument.
Me:” the clinic did what it had to make their clientele comfortable or they would lose business.”
You: "Just like a devoutly religious wedding cake baker would have to refuse service to and refuse to hire a gay activist, or they would lose business from their more religious customers, who make up the vast majority of their business."
What again does this have to do with being a vet? Most gay people keep to themselves about their private life, who cares if they dress or talk different? Vet clinics are not the same as Christian cake bakers, learn the difference. More false equivalencies from you. I'd take you more seriously if you brought up an argument of hunters being fired from vet clinics, but we all know that doesn't happen anyway.
Me: “Nice try though.”
You: "For you."
Meowr, so much sass, but nothing to show for it. You aren't using logic and you keep bringing irrelevant items to the discussion. I had a good laugh. Keep fighting the good fight, or those gay people will make you wear some cute shoes.
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.
 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.
I had a Chihuahua/Boston Terrior mix that was overweight, & then she developed diabetes.
Has your vet' checked for this yet?
 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.
 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.
 February 22, 2015 at 11:30pm
I was driving in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic once, years ago, in San Antonio. I have a bad inner ear/balance disorder and cannot safely take my eyes off the road while driving. Someone at a driveway intersection kept honking at me, and when I didn’t look over, kept honking. I finally got annoyed and flipped them the bird. A few seconds later the driver ran up to my car door and banged on the door. I immediately thought I was going to be killed or at least cursed out. Luckily for me it turned out to be an old friend I had not seen in years who had been trying to get my attention. I did learn the lesson though, don’t shoot the bird at people, especially if your car isn’t moving. I was really scared. Bad manners and anger don’t belong on the road.
 February 12, 2015 at 5:07pm
The boy had said he was glad his mom had grabbed the guy, because when he had hit the car the boy thought they were going to all be killed. He might have been so frightened he was hyperventilating or if asthmatic, short of breath. And don’t forget, he had just lost his only brother a few months ago, probably feared he would die also.