It was avoidable and she didn’t avoid it. My point is the emphasis on texting is a waste of time. DISTRACTED DRIVING is the problem whatever the cause.
April 26, 2014 at 6:01pm
psst, i didn’t say any of them were GOOD ideas simply things people do every day that get them into accidents while leaving no clues so the over-reaction to texting while driving is just that.. an over reaction. Distracted driving whatever it’s cause is a bad idea. Did I mention the hair brushing, finger nail polishing, face shaving, book reading, dog patting IN THE DRIVERS LAP etc? Then there’s the hot ash from a cigarette falling in your lap or into your bra (and yes that happened to me about 30 years ago). How about the guy giving himself (or getting) a hand job while driving, yeah.. he’s not distracted. So texting while driving is a bad idea can we move on to something we don’t all know already?
 April 26, 2014 at 11:08am
I’m glad she was happy. Everyone needs to take a pill with regard to texting as it is not the only distraction out there.. it’s just the only one that leaves clues. Opening a soda, changing the radio station, reaching for the change for a toll or sneezing are just SOME of the reasons behind fatal car crashes. We just don’t know it because you can’t tell that someone had en episode of sneezing fit just before the crash.
This is true. I think it’s more a factor of people’s driving skills. Young people have very little natural instinct behind the wheel, so these are the ones that usually die while texting (30 and under). What is always sad is when there are other innocents involved and of course the rescue crews that have to deal with the carnage.
I spent many years in traffic in the rat race. Some of the worst traffic in the country. By the time I was 30 I could take a right turn with only my knees on the steering wheel, driving a stick shift, with a cigarette in one hand, a beer in the other and a sandwich in my lap.
Not everyone has my skills!
Inexperience kills. As you get older you can predict when someone is about to run a red light…you see far ahead. If you are older and smarter, you also realize right of way does not actually stop the other vehicle. I still look both ways going through a green light.
I have experienced the violence of a bad car crash first hand as a driver and a passenger. I have no desire to experience that again.
that is also why leaving more space between you and the car in front is a responsible driving technique...
I'm going to have to disagree with you there Rebs. I have been driving since the 70's and have never seen a sober person drive like they are drunk until texting became a factor.
Of all the lame, illogical excuses you just used, a sneezing fit is the only distraction you suggested that might be unavoidable. If the other actions you suggested cause you take your eyes off the road for more than a second, DON'T DO IT!! or pull over! Your desire to change the station or open a soda IS NOT!!!! more important than someone else's life!! People need to stop this juvenile mindset that "It'll never happen to me!" I'm sure Ms. Sanford thought the same thing! I've been driving for 25 years and have never been in an accident, because I pay attention to the road.
Rebs2Cents writes : " Everyone needs to take a pill with regard to texting as it is not the only distraction out there."
No,,,It's just the one that was totally avoidable that killed this woman...
April 4, 2014 at 4:31pm
One problem, the next best browser is.. ugh.. google chrome … nooooooooo
April 4, 2014 at 4:24pm
Not sure about your source and if we take them as fact, where does that leave Gay Women?
April 4, 2014 at 4:19pm
Good point AND still wrong that one small donation on one issue brought about this furor. There are so many more important ways to judge a man (or woman).
April 4, 2014 at 4:09pm
Assuming you are referring to those who are sexually active in relatively anonymous ways with multiple partners, might I point out that you are referring to a subset of the human race, not a subset of gay people and definitely not all gay people. But perhaps you meant something else?
April 4, 2014 at 4:05pm
Comments which rely on overarching generalizations “…they are all cowards,…”, condemnations or kudos are why cogent discourse about politics and religion is simply not possible especially in an anonymous forum such as this one. Feel free to vent your spleen and know that you are making absolutely NO difference in the world while you are doing so. (myself included). I think I’ll go do something useful instead. See you the next time a story tickles my fancy to write!
Well Rebs2cents im going to keep the contents of my spleen and empty my kidneys on you and your comments. For your information twitter, facebook, and other anonymous comment sites are what brought national attention to Justine Pellitier case and help to her family. Funny that Turkey felt the need to ban twitter, it would seem they and other goverments feel very threatend by anonymous comments and the information they contain. Perhaps only your comments have no cogent effect because YOUR opines are leftist and YOU feel the need to post them on a conservitve website making YOU a troll that should be ignored. I think most people on here consider the source when reading a comment like yours and decide it's relavence.
April 4, 2014 at 3:51pm
#1. I don’t agree with California’s Proposition 8 and if I lived there I would have actively opposed it.
#2. I completely agree that this appears to be a case where the public outcry is just plain ignorant with the result Mr Eich losing his job being a great injustice.
NOW Mozilla should feel ashamed and apologize for creating a hostile work atmosphere. If I were politically active in any way shape or form and worked for Mozilla, I’d be seriously afraid that any time management changed, (to one that didn’t agree with my politics), I might lose my livelihood.
It's clear that in your "earnest" efforts to appear "tolerant and reasonable" that you missed the most important part of this. Mozilla didn't create this "hostile work atmosphere" you're being so "upset" about. Mozilla is a symptom of the problem your kind created.
Mozilla rather is the result of the culture the left and it's allies in Gay Inc have fomented in American society. Years of litigation, activism and assistance by their allies in entertainment, the media and education has created the behavior displayed by Mozilla today. Making homosexuals a protected class has made Mozilla into a "hostile work atmosphere" today. But let's be honest..it's really only hostile to anyone that doesn't tow the prog line.
Your buddies created this mess and now you want to point the finger at the symptom rather than the cause to try to give succor to your conscience? Mozilla didn't just start behaving this way. It reacted as your buddies have trained society to react when prog sacred cows are not bowed to.
Spare us your piety little guy.
So in short 2Cent.....you're bemoaning Mozilla for responding in exactly the way your kind has trained them to respond.
I'll tell you what I believe is going on with you 2Cents.....for a fleeting moment...you got scared. Not scared of the society your buddies are creating..a society whereby if you don't think and act according to the prog overlords you will be targeted for harm and reprisals..no...that's not what scared you. What scared you is that you saw a potential harm to your cause. The more this kind of activity makes into the public discourse..the more totalitarian, spiteful and illogical your buddies will appear to be.
After years of forcing society to accept the homosexuality is "normal just different" and declaring that you're quite benign and the victim in all of this....you're scared that too many "Mozillas" are going to force your masks to slip and society will see just how ugly Gay Inc really is. And then the whole.."we're dont' want to harm you..we just want equality" meme falls apart.
March 25, 2014 at 12:51pm
My family has been providing assistance to two children in other parts of the world through this organization and will continue to do so. We are Christians who married each other with a life long promise of faithfulness to God and each other. We are raising our children as Christians and always make an effort to respect those with whom we disagree on matters of faith and doctrine. We recognize that some denominations of Christians would not recognize our right to exist as loving, caring, Christians in their world because we are both female. We appreciate World Vision not allowing that dispute among Christians to color their hiring decisions.
Sure ya do.
I however do not condone, nor mitigate, their Disobedience on this, nor yours.
The Thoughtful Student is invited to consider if the SAME argument could be made for a "White"[ Supremacist Christian.? Would WV be following the same Principle of Opting Out of "Disputes" among Christians by employing an Open Self-proclaimed Neo Nazi? A Christian Black Separatist? How about a Mormon Believer in Polygamy from an area of the World that permits it?
A Christian from another part of the World where his 12 year old Bride is legal?
I do not doubt for one second that you are two people trying to do right. Trying to be good.
But you cannot be good enough to satisfy God without Jesus in your heart and soul.
Jesus cannot live in a heart that has refused to accept his definition of and purpose for marriage. No one can be good enough to work their way into heaven.
If you don't repent of your sins, then you can't be a Christian.To repent means to turn from your sins and follow Christ. Homosexuality is a sin. Don't be fooled. The Bible is very clear on this.I don't dislike anyone because of their sexual choices, and I hope that you realize that you can't change God's word to fit your own desires. God's word is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and doesn't change with the times.
March 21, 2014 at 3:43pm
Hmm, that judge is “JohnsTon not johnson” but he’s a juvenile court judge in massachusetts with the same first name as the one reported here
March 21, 2014 at 3:41pm
of course there are the ones who started this whole mess… then there are the nurses who are caring for her (or trying to) under the guidelines given to them by the doctors who screwed this up
March 21, 2014 at 3:40pm
While I agree that it is horrible, careful not to paint the medical staff who are taking care of her as the bad guys here.
of course there are the ones who started this whole mess... then there are the nurses who are caring for her (or trying to) under the guidelines given to them by the doctors who screwed this up
I understand your concern, however, anyone who can stand idly by and allow this to happen (caregiver or not) without speaking up or out about it to "protect" their own interests doesn't get my sympathy. The nurses are the FIRST people who should DO NO HARM...They are the ones who really know what Justina must be going through and to just tell themselves that "there's nothing I can do" just doesn't cut it with me.
Hmm, that judge is "JohnsTon not johnson" but he's a juvenile court judge in massachusetts with the same first name as the one reported here
I searched this Judge's name and all I could find was one in Kansas and one in Alabama....who ever heard of a judge without any bio of any kind in this day and age?....where do you think this guy came from?
February 26, 2014 at 8:16pm
I don’t know why I’m going to bother commenting as the people who I’d like to talk to about their responses, didn’t pay attention to what the man said so why would they pay attention to anything I have to say.
Those of you who deride him for begging for scraps or flay him for not being a real expert only one of those “actors” you weren’t listening. The point of his testimony was that people aren’t talking about Alzheimer’s so it’s not getting the attention it deserves and quite simply it’s not being talked about among the “powerful” in Washington, nor is it being talked about among the everyday Joe. Perhaps someone of celebrity like himself can make a difference by talking about it. He can’t find a cure himself but he can encourage those who can.
As an actor, he has sufficient funds and following to begin making a difference by talking about it in any and all forums including the congress. He has experienced first hand, the impact Alzheimers has on family and friends of the patient and knows what it costs financially so he stepped up to do something about it. He’s a comedian and with such a serious topic, that he can bring it to light with humor (his style of humor is not appreciated by some) keep it light enough of a conversation that perhaps we’ll even talk about it longer.
Famous people have the power to move others into action around pet projects. I for one find this project worth taking some time to learn more about. http://www.HilarityForCh
Newt Gingrich has been actively working towards bringing this discussion to the forefront for years.
So...because he is an actor, famous and has money his opinion is more important than someone else's?
Is that really your point? Seriously? Wow.
I am SO tired of self-important idiots trying to "raise awareness."
You want to talk about the real impact of Alzheimer's? It's about caregivers being exhausted, broken (and broke) by caring for someone who is a shadow of their former self.
It's about watching a dignified, lovely person being reduced to infantile behavior.
And finally, it's about realizing that you can no longer do it; and facing the reality that the person you love must be institutionalized.
THEN it's about every single financial aspect of your life being scrutinized, and being told exactly how much money you can have in your bank account at any given time in order for your loved one to receive the care that you can no longer provide.
I guarantee you this elitist actor has NO CLUE what the average US family goes through when Alzheimer's strikes. I guarantee you he never was forced to have a family member -- who owned their home, worked hard, always paid their bills and never took a handout in their life -- apply for Medicaid.
Your comment, and more importantly your way of thinking, disgusts me. Go post your sycophantic drivel elsewhere, please.
Altzheimer's is part of an active conversation by many. It is just sad that the only way it can get the attention it deserves is by someone who makes their living as a comedian. There are so many causes that are hard fought to get attention. The attention was brought to his fame and his rather inane message, not to the cause. Lets just not confuse the message with an inappropriate messenger.
February 2, 2014 at 8:11am
He married his ex-wife’s adopted daughter, one he had helped raise if I recall correctly, and that was the end of any doubt in my mind that he is pedophile. Assuming for one moment he is brilliant as an artistic talent, that in no way makes up for his actions.
If only… I read a Sci-Fi/Fantasy book one time that had a character like Woody Allen who had repeatedly assaulted a young girl until one day, a mind reader saw in the mind of his victim, what the man had done and decided to take action. Taking those memories from the victim, the horror, terror, pain etc and magnifying it before placing them in a repeating loop into the man’s mind to play over and over and over again, forever.
That’s the punishment he deserves. Perhaps that is what he will get in the “next life”.
January 19, 2014 at 2:56pm
Do you really have to insult gay men everywhere like that?
Honestly, it does disturb me that a) So many people will insult the man who is the President of the United States and I hope they are not disparaging the office itself and b) So many people still think it’s an insult to call someone ‘Gay’. You can do better.
Mr. President, it is with the utmost sincerity that I ask you, is it really appropriate for you to speak out on such matters while you hold office? Sure you might think it but do you really have to SAY it! I think of the old episodes of West Wing (yes, I know.. talk about a liberal!) where the President was reminded by his staff that it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to weigh in on certain things. It really is important for our President to know when to keep his mouth shut and President Obama has never showed any such inclination.
August 10, 2013 at 8:23am
I am a Christian Libertarian/Conservative who also happens to be Gay. I am dismayed by the hateful vitriol the couple/owners of the establishment face as a result of their efforts to stick to the principles they believe in. If we are going to continue recognizing “hate” as a crime then perhaps it needs to be extended to this type of attack. I have NO issue with a business owner making a principled decision as long as they don’t complain when their other clients choose to go elsewhere for services rather than support (financially) that decision. I have a HUGE issue with hateful threats no matter the disagreement. My thoughts and prayers are with all involved, especially the new couple turned away AND the business owners dealing with hateful rhetoric.
But will you get in the trucks with them, when they come for the Christians like they did the Jews?
(and, Yes, they will come for them)
Many people who go through baptism class at my church realize they are not Christian. One cannot cherry pick the Bible. It's either all true of none of it is.
You are a Christian if you ask Jesus into your heart and know he died to save you from your sins. A Christian believes that Jesus rose from the dead.
To grow in one's walk with Christ, he/she reads the Bible dailly and prays. He/she TRIES (but fails) following His word. Thank God for grace.
contradiction of terms
Amazing to read some of the posts from the NO8 ilk. The gay mob cries out for marriage equality but when examples of discrimination against Christian believers are given, they turn their backs and even pronounce said discrimination as okay. Hypocrisy much???
March 25, 2013 at 8:48am
Time to invest in STARBUCKS! I applaud and support the courage of a CEO telling his investors, there are some things money can’t buy. Making the right choice in support of families (GAY families) can’t be bought by narrow minded stock holders.
@reb aka encinom.
Always knew you were a rump ranger........
November 19, 2012 at 7:26am
While the national security implications are of concern, the underlying facts are that these people showed lack of respect for their closest family. Lack of responsibility to those with whom they have shared vows. Lack of self-control or good judgement which might have given them the ability to move past whatever attraction they had. Pure self-indulgence as with many in our culture today.