I hope this catches on across the nation!! It gives the parents a chance to observe what the child is doing in the classroom and his level of interest. It also gives the parents a chance at involvement in the child’s studies in a way that he couldn’t have done before and it encourages the student to be more interested in his classwork because his parent is interested and questioning him about his classes. As a mother of eight, I think this is a fantastic way to help families come together in a way that, previously, only home schooled families got the chance to be so involved. This could turn troubled schools around very effectively.
May 3, 2016 at 3:28am
If he wants to “restore” dignity to felons, he could do something to help them get jobs by hiring them.
I know from experience with a felon that it’s near impossible for them to return to the workplace after serving time even for non-violent and trumped up offences. This is a terrible injustice that needs to be remedied as it leaves them helpless to support themselves or their families except by engaging in less than stellar occupations. Even the grocery stores won’t hire them to bag groceries. Voting rights are the least important of all the things Gov. McAuliffe could be helping them with.
Actually this is one of the most crucial steps.If they can vote its easier for them to be taken seriously[well provided they have a serious problem and solution to offer].It shows they are reintegrating.It also shows employers they do want to reintegrate.Why is so hard for some on here to believe that convicted felons want their rights back and wish to exercise them?
Oh and for what its worth the longer they are out the easier it is usually to get a job unless they are a sex offender.
May 3, 2016 at 3:16am
No. Free bus rides, boxed lunch, and a $50 Walmart certificate.
 May 3, 2016 at 3:07am
I applaud Everett Corley for having the courage to bring this lawsuit. It’s about time that someone step forward to end the nonsensical obliteration of our nation’s history in order to appease special interest groups. This monument doesn’t promote the cause of the Confederacy; it memorializes our deceased ancestors who gave their lives for a cause they believed to be moral and just. Who are we to question their honor or intentions? We have the right to ponder those times and circumstances that caused brothers to fight one another in their own country.
April 7, 2016 at 1:55pm
It’s really a FAR REACH to hear this story, watch the video which doesn’t support the story, and then apply to the whole thing a motive concerning someone’s “hatred” of women. Who’s fooling who????? This girl probably got her arm bruised the day before (bruises don’t show up right away unless there’s huge trauma) and thought it would be a good ruse to gain publicity and get her name out there to claim she got injured by a Trump associate. The video is clear and it shows that the story is fabricated. She never even lost her balance much less nearly fell to the floor. What kind of people would be supporting this nonsense? She should have never been that close to the candidate — especially with a pen/pencil in her hand. What if it was a poisoned stilletto?
If this girl doesn’t know how to behave properly in that setting, she needs to be limited to reporting from her desk position.
March 16, 2016 at 9:55pm
Whatashbuddyfriend, your point is well made. Someone filling in for Rush on radio told a story about Cruz getting him to do a presentation before the Senate for some issue he was involved in. He came prepared with a lot of hours behind him. NO ONE SHOWED UP!! That’s the resentment against Cruz in the Senate. Trump was right — he is very much disliked. So with him, we’re just going to have 4 more years of nothing going on but arguments and failure to accomplish anything that matters. I think Cruz is a good person and he speaks to my values. However, as conservative as I am, there is something about him that is smug and unlikeable. For those who are independent, he most likely won’t get their vote and Hillary will win.
February 5, 2016 at 5:43am
The DIFFERENCE, Ms. Voss, is that we elected someone who did not love our country as opposed to someone who truly does love our country and wants it to be as good as it was when Americans were happy and content. We elected someone who never had a job. Aren’t we all community “organizers”? Looking at Trump, I can’t think of ANYONE who could come forward that is better suited to getting something done for this country than a successful entrepreneur who has dealt with all the dragons in the real estate world and “trumped” them.
 December 27, 2015 at 2:14am
If it’s the birthday of Christ that you are celebrating, it should stay up through the 12 days of Christmas which BEGIN on Christmas Day. Actually, the Presentation in the Temple occurs on February 2 and that is the time when the Mother of God presented God to God — the Son to the Father. Many choose to celebrate through that day. Can you imagine the sentiments that His mother must have felt at that moment? It’s a subject for deep meditation and reflexion.
OK after DECADES on earth..........what the hell is the 12 days of Christmas....?
As for my tree....whenever I want to take it down....do I have to "set a date" to do it?
December 27, 2015 at 2:03am
Congratulations, Bristol, on this lovely child born on the eve of Our Dear Lord’s birthday. May she always be a grace to you and your family. Pay no attention to those without love in their hearts who comment here with negative words and hateful slurs. They only show the misery in their souls.
Not always so, Merrymix,
Bristol does have lovely children, but that is for the grace of God only. She has yet to realize the consequences that her actions unleash. “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.”
That Merrymix is an unfailing law, it is eternal !
Why do you think our country is awash in the results of dissolute, and sinful behavior? Bristol is unwittingly contributing to it and this does not end here in the birthing bed. It has only begun for her.
How is it that Bristol may enjoin anyone to repent and come to Christ, if she herself is unwilling to be true to Him?
Perhaps next time, she will be more discerning in her choice of male interests, and each of them rather than being disobediant, will serve God in pureness of heart, and not themselves in the selfish pleasures of the flesh?
 December 27, 2015 at 1:55am
What disgusting comments! Does it make you feel proud to call yourself “christian” and someone else a “whore”? Do you realize that this in itself is a sin — that of detraction? Would you feel better if the baby had been murdered through abortion for the sake of the mother not wanting the humiliation and discomfort of her situation in front of people as judgmental as you are? Neither of us knows Bristol’s story except that she was in an extremely uncomfortable situation and she made the most of it by giving life to this child. Praise God!
 December 6, 2015 at 2:04am
AND if a registered car owner with a legal license to drive decides to wipe out a large group of people standing in a crowd, how did his registration make a difference to those who died or to their families?
 November 1, 2015 at 2:00pm
In my Catholic highschool in the 60′s, we wouldn’t have been allowed in the front door wearing a skirt of that length.
But times have changed, and along with the missing nuns who kept us on the straight and narrow, skirt lengths are shorter. So is respect for rules and authority. Along with that, now we have free sex, drugs, public nudity, children on antidepressants, more suicides, and misery all over the world. Pity the poor child who thinks he or she is the center of the universe and no rules shall dominate their lives. Until we put love of Christ back into public life, there can be no end to the upheaval in society.
You have a much different memory of the 60's than I. I graduated high school in 1962 and have many fond memories of "knee skirts" and "knee high sox". By the late 60's I was in the Navy and Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was my favorite airline. Yah they gave a good discount for "military travel" but their mini skirt and "Hot Pants" uniforms didn't hurt their business either. As for drugs, we lost 5 shipmates off our ship after they spent a weekend in the Haight Ashbury district in San Francisco and brought a little "wacky tabacky" back aboard. The road to today's society and the actions of the current generation was well paved by our Baby Boomer generation and our actions of the 60's and 70's.
Totally agree with your last sentence but after what our generation has done to this country it is going to be a hard row to hoe getting back.
 October 27, 2015 at 12:30am
And just what is so implausible about carrying your own child to term no matter how it got there?
The child is not a rapist — the innocent baby is the child of the mother. Who wants to kill their own
flesh? No one ever brings that fact to light in the discussion of abortion. It is as if a woman is being
encouraged to destroy foreign matter. But this child is a beautiful replica of her own self with all the
traits of her ancestors present from conception.
 October 18, 2015 at 12:44am
You are SO completely correct!!. Until the Rights of Christ The King are respected, honored, and loved, there cannot be goodness, peace, or true happiness on this earth. Today, every evil is presented to our youth and there is no virtue inspired. Pornography is enslavement. Drugs are enslavement. Free sex without marriage is anything but free. Hatred for God abounds. It is only Christ Who can conquer the evil on this earth, dispel the level of insanity we now live under and bring back the light to this darkened world.
September 13, 2015 at 5:13am
Look up the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to two children in LaSalette, France in the 1800′s. She foretold this phenomen saying that good people would die and appear to return to life but it would be demons that would inhabit their body. This would be apparently for the reason to bring back a message that, at death, we all go to Heaven quickly and lo and behold, all the people we knew are already there too.
Trump is making a huge mistake by not boldly bringing out the fact that he is the ONLY candidate who cannot
be influenced by donors. All of the others are collecting corruption money but HE WILL NOT BE INFLUENCED OR CONTROLLED BY ANYONE. That’s what is driving the Left as well as the Republicans crazy! How are they going to “guide” this guy as President to aid in the destruction of our country?????? I hope he uses a lot of the talent on the stage tonight as his cabinet members.
OMG, he readily admitted he donated to both parties so he could call those politicians up and get special treatment as a businessman....that cronyism is what has led us to the point that we are in this country..It is merely a different type of 'aristocracy' whether you are a liberal or conservative...and what the Revolutionary War soldiers fought against long ago...WE THE PEOPLE, means all of us not just those with a large enough pocketbook to buy influence in Congress and government agencies.
 November 3, 2014 at 2:31am
Luther MADE himself right about works when he took the 7 books out of the Bible.
In the Book of James, “Faith without works is USELESS.” Check it out.
 November 3, 2014 at 2:24am
Maybe you forgot that it was GOD Who gave to His priests the power to forgive sins and GOD Who taught us in the Scriptures that this was the way HE wanted us to be forgiven. And He said to Peter “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven in Heaven. And whose sins you shall retain, they are retained in Heaven.” Were it not for the Sacrament of Confession, we would not know with certainty that our sins have been properly confessed and forgiven. Confession is a great relief — not a burden on us. When Confession was frequent among the faithful, Psychiatrists often used to say it was the reason they saw very few devout Catholics. Today sin rules the world and wouldn’t you agree that the world is full of insanity?
That's total bull. Jesus did not give priests the power to forgive sins. He gave peter that power and his disciples because they were his apostles. They were very special people who saw and were with Christ. That does not translate to some European priest 1500 years later. You don't need any other human to forgive sins anyway when Jesus taught us the most important way to have your sins forgiven which is direct communication with the father aka prayer. That's what the Catholics have so wrong praying to the saints needing a priestly confessional it's all nonsense and man made. Nowhere in the bible does it endorse saint prayer and priest confessionals. It endorses prayer to the father only. Thank God Martin Luther got us back to sola scriptura or else we would still be in this stupid mess
That whole thing is immediately preceded by "Receive the Holy Spirit." Receiving the Holy Spirit is not limited to "priests" as defined by Catholicism. We are all called to be priests and receive the Holy Spirit which would mean we all have the ability to forgive or retain sin. What's funny is that Catholics believe a pedophile priest can receive the Holy Spirit but the rest of must rely on those same priests to benefit from the Holy Spirit though His Word tells us this isn't true and that God gives the Holy Spirit to those He chooses (not "the Church" chooses).
“Thank God M. L. got us back to sola scirputra”
At what point in history was there ever sola scriptura?
(Other than in heresy.)
“still be in this stupid mess”
Do you think being One as Jesus prayed in John 17 is stupid?
You think the 30,000+ denominations who can’t agree is not stupid? Every preacher is a little pope. Don’t like your preacher? Hey, switch churches and denominations —after all, the next guy (or girl) is close enough and at least the band and the coffee are good. Paul said we'd no longer be like children tossed to and fro
Also, the authority of the Bishops (and later priests) to forgive sins is in the Bible. Unless you hate the Church and choose not to see it. Your hero Luther went to confession until he died.
merrymix - No human can forgive sin, only +Jesus who is God+ can forgive sin, before +Jesus God+ was born, Aaron was the High Priest, now +Jesus God+ is High Priest and sinners place their sin in the Tabernacle where +Jesus God+ forgives sins, until probation is over.
 November 3, 2014 at 2:19am
If we can ask our friends to pray for us, why wouldn’t we ask God’s friends to pray to Him for us? Who would He be more likely to listen to — our weak and sinful friends on this earth who many times offend Him or those who have overcome their frail and tainted nature, made amends for their sins, and now live a perfect life close to Him in heaven?