And he deserves credit for NOT overreacting by calling the police.
March 28, 2015 at 12:09pm
Selfie is in the OED now, so it’s a real word.
 March 28, 2015 at 12:07pm
Hey, if you find a way to actually get rid of the thing, Congress is full of zombie bills we’d all like to get rid of…
I know! Call the Ghostbusters!
 March 28, 2015 at 12:04pm
Given the relative size of the figures, my first guess is that it’s an infant in the lap of the woman wearing glasses.
If that’s not it, then I’d suggest it’s an accidental double exposure. Much more believable than any ghost.
 March 28, 2015 at 10:57am
He started out that way, but has learned a few lessons in reality. I can laugh at him now.
 March 28, 2015 at 10:50am
Another year like this and he’ll be born-again!
[-2] March 26, 2015 at 11:27pm
Water in gasoline will blow up any engine fairly quickly, because water doesn’t compress.
On the other hand, you might get away with it in a diesel engine. They don’t compress their fuel.
 March 26, 2015 at 11:23pm
20 years ago this was a very common problem at cheap gas stations, usually caused by leaks in the gas station’s storage tanks which let rain water in. Then the feds imposed a requirement that the storage tanks be double-walled, and most of them were dug up and replaced. That was bound to fix things for a while, but I’m not surprised that many of them are leaking again.
A related problem is that the tanks are required to be vented, such that if one were to catch fire, the burning fuel could get out fast enough to prevent the tanks from exploding. (Big rigs’ own fuel tanks also have this requirement, which I believe applies to all gasoline or diesel tanks above some minimum size, and that explanation is in the law as written.)
March 25, 2015 at 9:55pm
I doubt the last sentence. Everyone agrees on who his parents were, it’s where the birth took place that matters for eligibility.
March 25, 2015 at 9:46pm
You’re supposed to have that chance, but many women make sure the victim never finds out until it’s too late for him to be allowed his day in court. It’s outrageous that this is even possible.
March 25, 2015 at 9:45pm
It makes sense for marriage to imply responsibility, that’s why marriage was invented. It is a public pledge by two people to support the children they bring into the world.
What we need is to go back to the law as it was 100 years ago — if you don’t marry, then no child support. The woman has all the choices, so let her pay for them if she makes them.
March 25, 2015 at 9:42pm
This isn’t new, but it is absolutely outrageous. I would go to jail and stay there rather than pay.
 March 25, 2015 at 12:12am
Threatening the child was absolutely not called for. But I wouldn’t convict her of anything if she had punched out the mother.
March 25, 2015 at 12:04am
Christians run the gamut of humanity, no better nor worse than the population as a whole.
 March 25, 2015 at 12:00am
@FooManchu: If the store manager agreed with the ranter, s/he could have ended the problem immediately by telling the mother and child to leave. Which should have happened.
It may be understandable for children of certain ages to throw tantrums, but it is not acceptable for their parents to let it continue in a public place. Shut him up or take him home, NOW! It’ll be your private business when he’s back inside your house.
 March 24, 2015 at 11:46pm
As far as I’m concerned the ranter is absolutely right. If you can’t or won’t make your child behave better than that, he has no business being allowed outside your house, with or without you there.
Granted she misdirected her anger. It’s not about immigration, race, or religion. It’s about respecting other people when you’re in public places — and the kid’s mom is the one who needs to start doing so.
 March 24, 2015 at 12:37am
I can’t answer the poll without knowing exactly what the kid did. Did he just make fun of someone, or did he beat people up? These days “bullying” can mean almost anything, especially when one of the PC idiots who run our schools is doing the talking.
If he was just mean, the punishment sounds about right. If he beat people up without cause, I’d tie him to a tree and let them get even.
But there is no possible way that “Let the school handle it” can be the right answer.