Exactly. And if it is a sick prank, scare a few years off the kid’s life so not only does he not do it again, but it serves as a warning that it’s not funny in the least.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:00am
I disagree that it was “a woppin’”. My son (and I) bruises easily, so a slight bruise on his backside when he was kid was understandable/acceptable. Even the one time he moved and my hand hit his upper thigh instead was explicable. Bruised shoulders and arms down to the wrists is abuse.
 February 21, 2015 at 6:41pm
In Central FL, it was a different story. People were taking food from their freezers and grilling them in “block parties”, feeding each other and laughing about the ‘throwback’ of not having modern comforts. Those with generators helped house those who did not have them. And a local car lot moved their cars out of the way, and brought in food and water for the town, handing out free dinners (donations welcome) to those who ran out.
Could not PAY me enough to live in a liberal area and/or big city.
 February 19, 2015 at 9:05am
I know what you meant, but the only place a Dr Spock book should apply is to the rear end of the child.
 February 9, 2015 at 12:42am
The photo caption still says that. I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions, though. It’s more likely the news reporting was ahead of the facts being made known, as often happens.
that same caption has been attached to the photo since it printed two days ago.
at that time, all reports said he was a passenger.
now he's the driver, all of the sudden.
i'm wondering if it was a switcheroo or premature reporting, and whether-or-not/ how-much bias was applied to initial reports.
not because i hold any specific interest in the persons involved- but because i like to pay attention to who loosens the salt-shaker caps and why.
January 20, 2015 at 5:38pm
Did it make the store owners feel good? I don’t know. But when my granddaughters were 2 and newborn, shopping with all the baby things that entailed, those ‘mothers with children’ spots were a God-send. When they got a bit older, we parked in the main areas to let other mothers with wee ones use those spots instead. And I’m happy to walk a bit further to give those mothers, expectant mothers, handicapped, and veterans preferred parking. It’s courtesy, something sorely lacking in modern society.
40 years ago when I was a young mother out shopping with my children or hugely pregnant, I parked the closest I could find and walked slowly. I was not disabled and was not upset that I could not park in the front. I chose to have children and I had to deal with the inconveniences of shopping with them or while pregnant. Mothers with small children are not disabled and therefore not entitled to a special spot.
And this could go on forever with special spots. What about ones for Sr. citizens, who are not actually disabled but they have aches and pains and are stiff when they get out of their car? What about fat people who are not disabled but waking is difficult for them?
January 20, 2015 at 5:30pm
Because sometimes the outrage and hurt aren’t just for yourself or your loved ones, but also for anyone else that might find themselves in that position (“she hopes her experience will teach a lesson to others who may have wondered the same thing about a female veteran or any veteran that didn’t fit the stereotypical image they have in their head”).
Look how many people here, our fellow conservatives, have jumped to conclusions about who is or isn’t handicapped. Speaking up and establishing a bit of awareness is not a bad thing.
 January 20, 2015 at 5:12pm
You cut in line, “prepare to die” XD
 January 20, 2015 at 5:07pm
A “perfectly healthy looking person” may not be “perfectly healthy”, or they may have parked there to pick up someone who is handicapped.
Before my mother passed away, and after her strokes, I’d sometimes drop her off at Walmart to ride around for awhile, look at the new stuff that came in, and talk to people she knew from when she worked there. I’d go run other errands I needed to take care of, and then I’d come back, park in the handicapped parking spot, and walk my healthy self into the store. The problem with your assumptions is that I’d go find my mother, help her check out, and then escort her as she very unsteadily walked, with a cane, to the handicapped parking spot.
While there is the chance of abuse, don’t automatically assume that someone isn’t there to pick someone else up, or that the handicapped person isn’t just giving the appearance of being healthy.
And for heaven’s sake, don’t translate those assumptions into nasty notes. You never know how it can affect the recipient.
January 17, 2015 at 12:19am
I’m not into sports, so someone please explain what this coach did that was wrong? #ExplainLikeImFive
January 16, 2015 at 11:39pm
If you put it in your cart, but save it for later, the price will change on it as the price changes are made, higher or lower.
 January 8, 2015 at 11:18am
That’s what I was thinking too, that it was “bye bye” as in ‘the plane is leaving for a trip’, not “bye bye” as in ‘I’m going to blow you up’. That said, one can’t be too careful, and not emptying the passengers was a fair prompt for refusing to fly the overseas trip.
December 31, 2014 at 11:23am
It doesn’t make [common] sense, but it’s not that unusual, unfortunately. Being found ‘not guilty’ often does not exonerate one from paying court costs, and allowing them to fester for years is going to incur many additional fees for non-payment.
 December 22, 2014 at 1:25pm
I’d add ‘… and degrading him in front of others’. It is so annoying to sit talking with women who put their husbands down, sometimes in the most cruel fashion that I would not speak about an enemy. It makes me wonder why they are married to someone they so obviously don’t respect, or why the husband remains with someone who disrespects him so.
December 22, 2014 at 1:23pm
MistyBlueAngel, That retort is rather silly. There are many private things of which we are not ashamed, but still do not “invite your kids … parents … co-workers” to observe, including marital relations, bathing, toilet usage, changing clothing, etc.
 December 22, 2014 at 12:44pm
This topic sucks ;)
 December 22, 2014 at 12:40pm
Does JRook not realize Lyndon B. Johnson, who ordered Operation Rolling Thunder and sent the first troops to South Vietnam, and who was in office when the Vietnam draft was instituted, was a Democrat? o.0
 December 21, 2014 at 8:08pm
Polack is an Anglicization of the Polish word Polak, which merely means a person of Polish descent. So someone using Polack (Polak) as a slur is the ignorant one.