My husband and I just got a great deal on a Landrover. However, the great deal came with a car that had been locked down tight and had a dead battery. You could not open a single door or window, you could not open the hood from outside and thus could not jump the battery. We read all sort of tips and tricks online…crazy stuff telling us we may need to put the rig up on a jack to try to somehow snake something up and surge the battery. Things I have not a single clue about but my husband is a total gear head and the skill to try. It took him 4 hours to get into that rig. He had to squeeze a wire hanger through to a battery terminal. I have no idea if something that outrageous could happen to the people inside the car.
Some friends do have a car with a problem that causes the car to lock and only the keys used on the outside will open the doors. This has actually happened to people who climbed in the car, realized they didn’t have the key and had to call someone to unlock the door and let them out. So, I could see it happening. And with power windows on everything it is not like you can roll down your windows and climb out Dukes of Hazard style.
Great…I am not sure if my comment posted. So…here we go again. Hollywood show us repeatedly how loony and imbalanced actors are. How often do we see these people living a huge lie? All of the time. I think you are whack if you just accept that Cosby is innocent because you like his t.v. persona and think he is funny. I may not know for sure whether he is guilty or innocent, but I’m not going to discern one way or the other by who is funniest. Duh. People wouldn’t listen to the potential guilt of Michael Jackson because he was a big time talent. Other commenters have told us that they have met Cosby and he was dbag. That should make you wonder ,at least. Also, these stories didn’t just surface….the problem was no one listened when it did come out. As someone who was abused as a kid, I can tell you that people will keep rape and abuse a secret for years….maybe only to let out the truth to protect or defend another potential victim. Looks like the case here. That is how it was for me. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/11/13/bill-cosby-raped-me-why-did-it-take-30-years-for-people-to-believe-my-story/
 November 12, 2014 at 12:35pm
We have a guy panhandling in front of two different stores here in town. He swaps locations. He is in a wheelchair…might be claiming to be down on his luck veteran. He sits in his wheelchair panhandling at the store driveway entrance and a couple of times I wanted to give him a couple bucks but couldn’t find any cash in my purse to give. Then one day my daughter points out that this guy is sitting in a wheelchair with some very expensive bags attached and a spendy nice coat. He also smokes cigarettes. I live in Alaska, a pack of cigs (even the more generic) run a minimum of $7 a pack. It is pretty difficult to believe he is in need when he is kitted out so well and smoking. But if he is legitimately homeless and needy, the best thing people could do for him is get him a one way airplane ticket to a warm, sunny location. This is not the place living on the street!
 October 29, 2014 at 11:37pm
Hi! Totally agree! My husband and I got married early. I was 18. We have 4 kids and 2 grandkids now, as my daughter also got married at 18. I have been married for 25 years. We were grandparents in our late 30s. I had my last children (twins) when I was in my mid twenties. I’m surrounded by people who are waiting to have kids until they are in their mid30s. I find it a bit scary. Having kids knocks a lot of the childish selfishness off of you. Many people are 40 and still very self centered because they don’t have kids and have been living for themselves for a long time. It is so strange to have friends that are my age who have kids younger than my grabdchildren. It is a mindblow. haha. Marrying young and having babies in your twenties etc. is how it used to be. It is how my parents, grandparent, and great grandparents went about it. I have grown up, in a sense, with my spouse. We have gone through a lot together. Who knows me as well as my “other half”? No one but God.
So you are selfish if you don't want kids? What kind of twisted logic is that? So you suggest that no matter someone's situation, they should have children, better yet while they are very young? Not everyone wants kids, or has the means nor drive to take care of them. And you cannot compare past generations to the one that we live in today. The way our society is today is completely different than say 100 years ago; totally new factors.
Isn’t it selfish to have kids just to have someone who looks like you, who you can raise in your image?
November 14, 2013 at 3:12pm
Whoa! What happened to the “honor roll” ? When I was in school, a student had to pull about a 3.75 or better to make the honor roll. How bizarre. I remember getting a 3.25 in high school (for truancy reasons) and being told I wasn’t going to get into college with those sorts of grades, that is was time to pull my crap together & start working harder….
October 24, 2013 at 3:38pm
There are children out there being used and groomed for this kind of evil. Give the lady a break, people. I saw an interview many years ago with a man who used to produce porn. He was doing this when he was in his 20s. He said that he quit because as he started talking to “the girls” almost every one of them had been molest &/or raped as a child. He felt the industry was just a later manifestation of that abuse and he could not continue in it–so he quit producing. There are many young adults out there that are just giving themselves away for free to anyone that will hold them. Some people are just that deeply wounded and think this is all they are good at or good for. Recognize that the porn industry is about using and abusing people and don’t go there!
They say two out of three women have been abused or raped. Can you imagine if that number of women decided to do porn? Yes it's probably true that most have been abused in one way or another but that is no excuse to do porn. What about the number of women that are just plain sex addicts or the women that will do anything for money? I don't feel pity for these women. They made their choice.... Now, if they'd only raise the minimum age to star in porn to 21, these young girls would then have more chance to mature & choose wisely before throwing their lives away.
 July 25, 2013 at 3:02pm
It really saddens me to see so much “woman hate” here. I’m a woman, and, yeah, I get emotional sometimes, I worry too much, & I’m opinionated. I’m protective, loyal, & honorable & expect the same back. My husband & I have what I call a “1950s syle marriage”. I stay home, raise the kids, home school them, etc. He works outside the home. I tend to cater to his needs, but I sure as heck require constancy & loyalty back from him. I swear, in my position, you can’t win. When you are a homemaker you are judged for whether or not you are “homemaker-ish enough” and also judged that you aren’t out helping to “bring home the bacon”. My husband is always off helping others & though I also have some volunteer jobs my main focus is my own family. If I left as much as my man does my kids would be raised by wolves. :) There are weeks that I barely see him , he’s so busy. He admits he neglects me. He tells me “sorry’ for his neglect & distraction.If we divorced everyone would think I was the baddy because he’s helped THEM so much. They don’t know that I take up the slack, I’m the safety net. I’m not a primadonna. I’m not high maintenance. I’ve been a jerk before, tho. And once when we were first married, I gave him a fat lip. He’s spanked my butt before too (left a hand print). Who the heck knows what is really going on in the relationship of others? What I can say is that the world is sure full of quitters. & even tho I’ve been badly hurt by men in my life, I don’
June 25, 2013 at 3:59pm
I have gotten asked by the computer at the gas pump for my zip code several times. I’m sure it was to verify that I’m the card owner. Also, I’m regularly asked for my zip at the movie rental store–again a verification, tho’ I’m asked right at the counter where anyone could hear. I live in a city of 32,000 people. It feels smaller, tho’. I imagine you would be at more risk in a large city. We had a case here in town where a kid in a pizza restaurant was stealing people’s card numbers/names & using then credit card numbers to buy himself things online. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
June 25, 2013 at 3:45pm
The thing I find obnoxious is how a tiny percentage of society is being made out to be a very common, huge sector of society. this is not so. This little minority of people are being made out to be “natural” and as common as grass . I look at everything that Hollywood and mainstream media purports to be “normal” and common as dirt & I wonder where all the gays are hiding in my neighborhood. Yes, they exist. I know some, I count some as cared for friends, but I do not have any living around me. The notion that the Ellens and Rosies of the world are just your everyday ,happy, healthy mommies is just propaganda by those trying to make it seem normal. Until the 70s homosexuality was considered mental illness. I believe it truly is. Those gays/lesbians that I know are all people who were raped, molested &/or abandoned as children. They have mental health issues, most certainly. But making their lifestyles out to be normal & healthy is a huge lie. I see their living the gay lifestyle to be a crutch that helps them cope. The men in that lifestyle (those I know) tend to to be totally lacking in monogamy–sleeping around or fooling around with others. There is no wholesomeness to be seen in the lifestyle. Although, it appears, Disney will make a great attempt (& in a way succeed) in making it all look “happy families”.
You're right. Gay isn't normal. Most of these people were molested as youngsters and they have all these mental problems. It's a mental illness I tell you. The cure is JESUS!!!!
June 20, 2013 at 12:55am
Sicko. Pedos don’t just sprout at 40 years old–they are young teens too. So sorry-this guy deserves more than castration. You’d have to chop off his hands too. Might be kinder to put him down like a sick dog.
June 15, 2013 at 3:23pm
The way I see it George W. created the club that Obama is beating us over the head with; the intention to use it against the enemy? but instead feels like it’s being used against The People. I really don’t like where this is going….
June 14, 2013 at 7:44pm
I’m much the same. I won’t vote for someone who spouts “pro-choice” speeches. In this day & age, it takes a lot of nerve to speak out & say you are extremely pro-life as a candidate. Do I wonder if they are lying? Yeah. But a candidate who is pro-choice all the way and prays for Planned Parenthood. Disgusting! I am very conservative, but the issue of LIFE is huge and the foundation of much. If you don’t care whether someone lives or dies…a lot of bad decision making can stem from that. Some day these pro aborts are going to be lying in nursing homes wondering whether they are going to get “put to sleep” against their will. They ushered that culture of death into this nation. It was my mother’s generation that pushed for Roe V. Wade. & there , with abortion, America’s death culture took root. Nope. I don’t vote for pro-aborts. I’ve definitely been lied to by candidates, but I still have to vote my conscience.
June 12, 2013 at 5:11pm
I would like to encourage you, as well. I have a friend who also had a kidney transplant. She is doing well and is coming to the 25 year mark. Her children are adults and has witnessed a couple of their weddings. So, “Live Long and Prosper” yourself :)
June 6, 2013 at 3:47pm
a real MAN…good to see a guy out there with solid, godly principles. Good on you, Mr. Birk.
[-1] June 3, 2013 at 7:18pm
I always find that men are all gung ho about this kind of crap…all it takes is a pair and it’s all a-ok. Too bad it’s not a pair of , uh, brass ones that are barely cover, no? Then we’d see how great you guys would find it. Peope need to cover their bodies up. Geez. There is such a double standard out there. I mean, I have to be wary as I read Foxnews and The Blaze and scroll the news reports down very carefully because there is so often half clothed girls. I don’t need to look at another woman’s t.t.s I have my own. I just think if you guys were at risk of reading your news in the morning (with your nice cup of coffee in hand) and scrolling down to find a barely covered p. Enis. boinging out at you…well, you might want to poke out your eyes. There’s a definitely disappointingly low level of purity on conservative sites. It’s hard to respect dudes with eyes that stray, especially. Sorry, I just expect more from my conservative guys. Stick your tongues back in your mouths, guys, your wife and the mother of your children is coming down the hall to see you.
Oh come on now.It ain't all guys.Marybethelizabeth is probably drooling over these pictures.
Roselynn, Well said. Can you hear the guys laughing/groaning over your post?
They will, you know. But, you should, also, know it's a guy thing. Can't help it.
My future wife and mother of my children might just be in this photo (once she has completed her national service, of course).
May 29, 2013 at 11:58am
Thank you for your honesty. Gotta love the “injury by turtle” code. Lol!
May 27, 2013 at 3:34pm
I don’t understand why the liberal types that are supporting this IRS “bash on conservative groups” scandal do not see the potential for massive backlash on THEM later. If they poo-poo-la-di-da it this time around they’re basically saying “who cares”. I guess it’ll be o.k. when someone else is in the White House and things shift? Can the IRS come after the liberal groups without everyone whining? Seriously, a precedent is now being set in the minds of most. It all stinks.
May 26, 2013 at 1:24pm
It’s nice to hear that there are guys out there actually paying for insurance and child support. My dad ditched and never paid a dime. I see the same every day. Of course, I see vindictive women too. I wonder if this “Nicole McCarthy” is even this guy’s wife or if everyone is just assuming she is connected to her…when she isn’t at all. Which means there’s a whole lot of hypocrisy floating on The Blaze today. People should know not to trust Facebook and every quote they read on it…some of that crud is so obvious, too. Anyway, the kids should come first~protection and child support & adults need to quit stabbing each other in the backs, lying, cheating, quitting on their marriages….yeah, it’s a hella lot more expensive trying to maintain 2 households instead of one. Good to hear there are men being manly and taking care of their kids.
May 26, 2013 at 1:14pm
I don’t believe your stats. I know so many women AND men who were raped or molested as children & they never reported it. Statistics out in the real world say that 1 in 2 girls will experience some form of sexual abuse and 1 in 3 boys, as well. The reason is because so many abusers never get turned in, never get caught, never do time & end up molest many, many kids. Anyway…here are some stats about the afore mentioned abuse:http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/reporting-rates
May 26, 2013 at 12:21am
@Ellietoo. I agree totally. That’s why this whole mess appears to be an agenda to me.