A man did not write that. A woman did. Maybe his wife or some left wing activist.
May 18, 2013 at 3:05pm
I lived in New Hampshire in the 80′s and one May morning I left my apartment to go to work and we had gotten a foot of snow overnight. I had a Datsun 210 hatchback and I couldn’t remember where I parked it. I walked around and finally found it and took the broom out of the back seat. When you live in snow country you don’t use a scraper. It’s a short handled broom with a scraper on one side. After about five or ten minutes of trying to clear the snow off the car so I could drive to work I gave up. I worked nine tenths of a mile away so I just decided to walk. It was actually a beautiful day and I knew the snow would be gone in a day or two so why bother? It was a nice walk.
I think the Main Stream Media has Gosnelled Global Warming.............
People need to better understand this earth, and when anyone comes to me about Global warming......I will put them right below Used Car Salesman....and under "professional" wrestler..!!
I have yet to meet a global warming person who honestly knows anything more than the cubicle world they live in.......Global warming idiots are idiots.
And Obumble still flies around the country in a 747......Big jet......Big fuel bill......Big Plane for little man.
May 14, 2013 at 8:12am
I worked in White River Junction Vermont in the 1980′s and this type of thing happened every spring. White River Junction, formally Hartford, is where the White and Connecticut rivers combine. The difference is that the melting river ice would form huge blocks, not crystals like in the videos. I remember once driving along the river and seeing huge blocks of ice on the other side of the road. I guess the local towns had the equipment to move them off the road. They were bigger than my car. Houses weren’t in danger because the area was very hilly as if the rivers had created a valley and all the house were high up on hillsides.
April 28, 2013 at 9:20am
The jokes were bad enough, they just weren’t that funny, but it was his delivery that really killed the routine. He performed as if someone had just handed him the material before he got up there and so he had to read it all from the papers he had infront of him. He read it as if he’d never seen it before so his timing was way off.
@ jaynie - that was probably what happened - the same writers that write Obama's speeches wrote O'Brien's. Obama doesn't read over his stuff either as we have all had the pleasure of witnessing in the past.
Contact your congressman.
"Tepid", or 'flaccid'?
Totally, he read every word.........almost like he didn't have a single thought of his own. Why didn't someone put up the teleprompters so he could pretend he was winging it? Sad presentation. The only good part was when he was smearing the inept press.
He read the whole thing looking down, was he not allowed to use POTUS' teleprompter or what?
Conan is a joke writer.......not a good performer. I've never found him funny but he is one of the luckiest guys in the world as NBC had to pay him $ 35 million to go away after the tonight show ratings tanked.
Conan isn't a comedian at all. He is just a big tool and a cry baby. I'm not sure how he lasted on TBS so long, oh, never mind that channel sucks.
March 26, 2013 at 11:52am
I don’t know what’s worse. The article or the comments. Is the label “autistic” slapped on every kid these days? The fact that seven year old is picky eater is called life. Kids are picky eaters. If my daughter balked at eating a cheeseburger because it was cut in half she’d have two choices: eat it or go hungry. My kid hated tomatoes and lettuce on her burgers and I’d ask for them plain but IF the kitchen put tomatoes and lettuce on it her only choice was to take it off. Same thing with herbs. If she saw green anything in her kid-sized spaghetti and meatballs she’d complain. Tough. Eat it or go hungry.
What the hell is wrong with parents who let a 7-year-old run their lives like this? I don’t care if she autistic. She still needs to learn manners. Shame on all the adults in this story. This world really is doomed.
I agree Jaynie. "Eat it or go hungry" are words that served me well.
That said, I have a daughter who is strong. Very strong willed and tough. But very feminine.
She tested my patience and on a number of occasions would sit and stare at me...refusing to finish her beans but refusing to leave the table. A test of wills. Me and the Mrs. always won but they were tough.
But then, I didn't have a fancy doctor to slap a label on her. She was a normal kid and did what kids do when given limits. She tested. And learned.
I feel the same way about the A.D.D. label. When I was a kid, if one of us got out-of-hand or refused to listen, we got a swat on the a$$. That usually straightened us out fairly quickly. I personally think it's an excuse for lazy parents to sedate their kids so they don't have to work so hard to raise them. IMHO.
You obviously have never tried to get a child with sensory problems to eat something that feels funny in his mouth, or is too hot/too cold to his taste buds. If given the choice to "eat it or starve", our kids WILL take the dare!
A great movie to give a glimpse into the life of an autistic savant is "Rainman". It could have been written about my son.
Please do some research on autism before chastising the parents of an autistic child. You clearly do not understand autism. Autism is not a label that is slapped on every kid with bad behavior. It is a serious condition that impairs a person's ability to function in society. I don't know any parent would want their child to be labeled as autistic! It was certainly not the diagnosis we were looking for 30 years ago when our son was not reaching the "normal" milestones, not talking, not walking, not eating age appropriate foods, and was "melting down". It tore our hearts out, we cried, blamed ourselves, cried some more, and then learned all we could about autism and how to raise our child.
With a lot of love; understanding; research; and yes, strict discipline (when appropriate); he has grown into a pleasant young man. A pleasant young man who will never marry, never hold a job, never go out with friends, never drive a car, never go on vacation without Mom and Dad.
But he seems happy overall; which in the end, is all that matters to his parents...
The world is doomed...true. Because there are grown ups like you. No, the label autistic is not slapped on every kid these days....autism IS a severe disorder. I don't have a kid that has autism, my daughter tested me the way your kids did, she was picky and refused to eat anything but rice or pasta over a long time. But I have a niece who is autistic and my way to act to my own daughter wouldn't have worked with her...she would have rather starved than eating anything else. A slight change in her life would mix everything up. Yes, they have to learn manners and they do...but it is a long way and I guess every parents would prefer doing this at home, not in a public restaurant. As she did not throw tantrums or anything else...what manner do you think does she have to learn here? Try to imagine you order a steak, you love it medium, but what you get is a cooked-to-death one....would you eat it? Or would you ask the waiter to take it back and get you a new one...the way you want it? Only difference: you can tell the waiter what is wrong....the little girl cannot put it into words, it just feels wrong. So why should she not have the right to tell get a new burger when it is not the way she wanted it??
I agree that ADD is a lable many kids get today....but that is something you can keep down with pills. There is no cure like that for autism.....just love and understanding and the hope that step by step these kids come out of their shells and are able to tell you what they fee
My parents raised me the same way.
I hold my kids to high standards. This isn't about being a picky eater. This is about routine, the only thing an autistic child can control to a certain amount.
In a world of sensory overload to much sound, to much light, to many smells, sensitivity to materials routine is the only safe thing they know.
It disappoints me that so many have no compassion for those who have less. Do I wish my son didn't have autism? Yes. Do I love him any less or hold him to a lower standard? No. It just requires about a 10x the amount of work I have to do compared with my daughter. I'm lucky my son has compassion, emotional output and can communicate with me. Some of the parents in our social group have sons who rarely communicate for one the only way to communicate is with a tablet (thank god for technology).
Granted it seems like everything is autism these days but in actuality all they have done is corralled many different neurological issues under one umbrella as they all appear to be related and all come on at about the same time of development. Rather than criticize be open to learning http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism April is autism month (which I find ironic as it is also my sons birth month)
This isn't about lazy, new age parents this is about children who need a solution if they are to be self sufficient and that is going to require a lot less judgement and a little more interest in knowing what is going on here.
February 11, 2013 at 9:23am
Conservatives could learn a valuable lesson from this story. If the situation had been reversed and the homeowner had put up a McCain/Palin sign that violated the size rules and the HOA told them to remove it, they would have removed it. It might get some attention, but not much.
Ah, but the agrieved party was liberal. Liberals fight to the death. They never give up. Never stop attacking, will do anything to defeat the other side because the other side is Evil with a capiatl E and MUST be defeated at all costs.
Until conservatives get that through their thick skulls this country is doomed.
February 3, 2013 at 8:37pm
That was very moving, but I am so tired of great singers like Hudson using events like this to show off their vocal range. We know you can sing. Just sing the damn song the way it was meant to be sung.
Amen. She ruined the great start those kids made. Boo.
January 25, 2013 at 9:22am
More proof that conservatives should stop the hero worship of cops.
January 20, 2013 at 12:01pm
That interview was infuriating. Ted Cruz had the perfect opportunity to go on the offense with David Gregory and he didn’t do it. He could have destroyed Gregory’s credibility by simply asking him why he didn’t play the entire NRA ad. Or better yet, demand he play the entire ad to expose Gregory’s hypocrisy and obsfucation f the fact that the ad showed HIM as being one of the elites who send his own kids to private schools with armed security. And THEN Cruz let Gregory get away with saying Obama’s kids are protected by the Secret Service. David Gregory sends is kids to the same schoo the Obama’s send ther kids to. Sidwell Friends. It’s been all over the place that they have 11 armed guards.
Republicans should require that all of their elected officials go to Media School before going o television.
Be interesting to see what this ELITE SCHOOL for the RULING CLASS teaches about communism vs Constitutional government..... Bet the Obama babies are Marxists just like mom and dad.
You are so right. These conservatives that have started to do better in the media are still way to PC to make a difference. They have to get together and learn how to take the commies down and completely loose the defensive posture. Go for the throat every time they open their commie mouths.
September 28, 2011 at 9:32am
“Do you agree with Christie on the meaning of American exceptionalism?”
No. The term “American Exceptionalism” refers to the founding principles of the country. It has nothing to do with how good and noble and generous Americans are. Christie’s narrative plays into the meaning that is rejected by liberals. Americans are not any better than anyone else, and the country is not better than any other country because of our deeds.
America is an exceptional nation because it is unique in the history of the world. America was founded under the principles laid out in the Declaration. The concept of individual, unalienable rights, that come from God not the government. American Exceptionalism refers to the founding principle of a government that derives it’s power from the consent of the governed.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”
That’s what makes America an exceptional nation.
February 27, 2011 at 12:32pm
Oliver is like a lot of liberals who have causes. He’s making money off of it. Of course he’s going to insult anyone who gets in the way of his payday. Liberals think that if the money they make comes from the government it’s somehow not capitalism.
February 24, 2011 at 10:28am
The notion that paying union dues should be voluntary is ridiculous. Why would anyone pay dues if they are going to reap the same benefits that the union bargained for without paying dues? The state would have to have a two tiered payroll system that keeps track of who is in the union and who isn’t. Collective bargaining would be meaningless even if such a payroll system could be put in place because you have no leverage unless the entire workforce threatens a strike.
Public employees should not be allowed to be unionized at all. Period. They have enough safe guards through civil service rules. Outlaw public employee unions and get it over with.
January 29, 2011 at 10:33am
Has the video been changed since it was posted? The one I just watched doesn’t even come close to the description.
January 16, 2011 at 2:58pm
I wish people would who comment on the “blood libel” line in Palin’s video statement would get it right. Those two words were preceded by one very important word that nobody seems to want to mention. Even conservatives don’t seem to realize what her statement meant. Ironic, isn’t it, that so many people who call Sarah Palin stupid have overlooked the most important word in the sentence which makes her use of the term “blood libel” clear.
“..within hours of an unfolding tragedy, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel…”
Manufacture. She was in no way claiming the accusations against her went back to the Jewish blood libel, but that the media had invented a new one for her. It was also her way of calling them liars without coming out and calling them liars.
That is because Sarah continues to "tell it like it is" and doesn't back down. I don't know any men on either side of the aisle who could have withstood the vile attacks that she has endured. The fact that she is not an elitist and was key in the rising of the Tea Party and ultimate shellacking of the Dems is why they despise her. The fact their obsession has made her rich beyond her wildest imagination makes me smile!!!
Since he claims he’s been “clean” for 2 1/2 years, I guess we can chalk up his obnoxiousness to his wonderful personality.
January 5, 2011 at 1:34pm
Very heartwarming story. I loved the part at the end where he described how it didn’t matter if he made $25 or 25 cents an hour begging. He always tried to keep a positive attitude towards people no matter how much money he made.