You ARE defined by your character. Your character is shown by what you do and how you act. You can’t CALL yourself a good person, go out and steal candy from babies and be a good person. Why is this so difficult for progressives to understand? Oh yeah, because the concept of good and evil is unknown to y’all. Character is not a wish list. It is TANGIBLE.
 March 6, 2015 at 4:33pm
YOU do the defining. If you define yourself as a criminal and act accordingly, then you ARE a criminal. And if you wear a rubber nose and big shoes and get your paycheck from Ringling Brothers then yes, you are a clown. And if you waddle and quack, you are probably a duck.
Moral Relativeism makes me crazy.
March 6, 2015 at 4:29pm
I’ve been sexually oriented to Paul McCartney all my life, but if I acted on that urge he would have me arrested and get a restraining order….so I control myself!!! LMAO!!!!!
 March 6, 2015 at 4:27pm
Ok, so then what do you think about a Christian florist being forced to do a gay wedding or lose their business?
 March 4, 2015 at 3:22pm
I personally know 2 gay people who “changed their minds” and went on to marry opposite sex people and have children. Until scientists know definitively why some people are gay and others are not, I don’t believe any major changes in our society should be made.
I personally know 2 straight people who changed their minds, got a divorce and married someone else. And then they didn't like who they married the second time so
they did it again. Until scientists know definitely why some people can't stay married I don't believe any major changes in our society should be made. They all had kids though and some were gay and some weren't and some said I like my porridge hot, and some said I like my porridge cold and some said to hell with the whole thing, went on welfare and lived happily ever after. The end.
Even if it was proven that gay is a choice - why should we have the right to deny anyone else their liberty and pursuit of happiness? It bugs me that all the Christians are up in arms about the definition of marriage. Who cares what the STATE or the Fed Gvt calls anything. They could call a peach a pumpkin and we all still know that its a peach, right?! To us Christians, marriage is in the eyes of God and he alone will recognize or illegitimize (is that a word?) what he will. So if gay couples want to get married, let them get married and call it Marriage, or call it Zucchini or whatever. THe point is, if what your neighbor does isn't infringing upon your rights, then mind your own business, just like you expect the world to mind their own business when it comes to you and your personal life. Right?
March 4, 2015 at 2:09pm
I was bullied as a child and back then Dad just showed me how to throw a punch. Since I was very small, I instead developed a viciously sharp tongue that could make an adult cry and dealt with the bullies myself. Know what I learned in the next 50 years? Those bullies grow up and are at my work place and in my community and in organizations I belong to and are even in my church. But because I learned, by myself, how to deal with them as a child, I now have the self-confidence, skills and ability to deal with them now. I also learned to take a punch pretty well. If Dad solved my problem for me at 6, I’m afraid he’d still have to solve my problem for me at 56. Many may disagree, but I think a parents responsibility is to teach a child to exist in a sometimes very hostile world, not protect them from it. You can’t put them in a bubble. Mr. Schilling, the bullies don’t go away, but you won’t always be there.
 March 3, 2015 at 1:55pm
Nancy is a psychotic who should by locked up making pot holders. Remember when she cried about the “violence” the Tea Party was causing and then applauded the OWS movement that raped and pillaged.
the same brilliant mind was convinced that we had to pass the obama healthcare bill to find out what was inside it and the rest of humanity was to ignorant to understand it or truly appreciate it. yeah... your intellect might be legendary within the confines of your own brain and whatever gasses your fellow progressives are inhaling but i think Israel knows who threatens her and who her friends are, and sadly this administration does not seem to be one tho can be trusted to defend her when the time arrives. not that Israel is weak, far from it. they have shown remarkable restraint towards those who want to see them destroyed in the past, but make no mistake, if Israel is attacked as she was during the 6 Day War again, those nations who oppose Israel and foolishly supported the attack will be stunned by the response.
 February 24, 2015 at 8:37am
Not surprised either. I’ve had thyroid issues for years and one day my thyroid was functioning perfectly and the nodules that were giving my doctors fits were just gone, disappeared, no trace. I had gone to the St. Blaze mass at my church and got my throat blessed. Poof….GONE!
 February 20, 2015 at 12:25pm
Also, “Let me be clear” Translation: I’m about to tell you a whopper!!
 February 20, 2015 at 12:20pm
Get the Christians and Jews out of the area and nuke it. When the nuclear fog has dissipated they can rebuild as the Japanese have done. Enough is enough.
February 18, 2015 at 11:00pm
this sure sounds pretty hateful to me.
 February 18, 2015 at 2:23pm
Diabetes can be measured with blood work. ADHD has no physical manifestations whatsoever. It’s someone’s opinion.
 February 18, 2015 at 2:22pm
No it does not destroy the point. Most siblings are very different and consequently treated very differently whether the parents realize it or not.
 February 18, 2015 at 2:20pm
Every one benefits from adderoll. Its under the classification of “Happy Pills”
Insomnia and lack of sleep can definitely be a personality problem. You need to do deeper research, my friend.
Let’s not forget that since individuals with ADHD often have lower levels of dopamine receptors than individuals with “normal” brains. Those “Happy Pills” alter the dopamine level, making symptoms easier to manage. These pills could be exactly what can help them thrive. Furthermore, there are non-stimulant medications that can NOT be abused because they don’t work on people without ADHD. See the following source for the referenced study involving dopamine: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/ADHD-ADD/15872
 February 18, 2015 at 2:17pm
My favorite made-up disease is Aspergers. It just means no social graces bordering on being rude. When I suffered from this horrible syndrome, my mom explained to people that I was just shy. She FORCED me to join the drama club in high school, I had so much fun, I had a miraculous recovery. Sure wish they had a telethon for this illness. I could use the money. And I’ve taken the quizzes. I’m pathological with my Aspergers. LMAO!! So when ever I get a funny look from people for something I’ve blurted out, I explain that I’m the poster child for Aspergers. When actually I have no filter.
There is nothing to be ashamed of having Aspergers. It is a communication disorder. Most people who have it seem to lack empathy but really are very loving. They don't show expressions or understand social cues which can make it awkward at times. I know because I have a child with it. She is loving and very smart. We are slowly teaching her what is appropriate and what is not. A lot of it is self control and thinking before acting.
Drama is a great avenue for you. Many Aspies are great at acting. Find what you are good at and just go for it. Don't let a label make you feel bad. You have a lot to offer this world.
 February 18, 2015 at 2:10pm
I worked for a Pediatrician who specialized in ADHD. Not one of her patients were on Ritalin or any medication. She put all her children on a very specific schedule, food, exercise, homework, to bed, up in the morning, discipline. All the parents that followed her “Rx” to the letter, had “non-symptomatic” children. It was a miracle.
I just recently dealt with a parent who was trying to get disability payments and removal from school for their child who suffers from the disease, “Oppositional defiance disorder.” The form asks the doc for a treatment plan. He wrote, “Daily doses of soap, to bed without supper and regular spankings.” The mom got the disability for her kid and now the school district has to pay for an in-home tutor for this brat.
My nephew has been diagnosed 5 different times with ADD. Fortunately, his mom tells the school, the only trouble with him is he’s all boy and your class is boring. BTW, the kid plays a dozen sports and gets straight A’s because he is NOT medicated, but I’ve never seen him still, even when he’s sleeping. And my sister will lock herself in the bathroom to get a moment of peace from him….just like my Mom used to do on Satuday night!! Noone was allowed to knock on the door during her soaking bath unless the house was on fire or we were bleeding, and not even then, she used to say.
I'm very curious to learn about this routine the Pediatrician used. We have been contemplating having our son tested, but are very leary of medicating him. Even if he doesn't test positive for ADD or ADHD, we have to do something to help him in school. He's every smart (something the teachers acknowledge) but he's so easily distracted that he isn't reaching the potential I think he has. I'd like to try something more like what you had commented on. Is there any research or writings that this dr has that I can research, or any way that I could contact her? The routine you mentioned sounds very similar to what we do now, so I'm wondering if I'm missing something, or could possibly stress something more to him. Thanks for any help you could offer!
I ALWAYS found some classes to be boring and would get "chastised" for reading ahead in the book, helping everyone else with their homework, gazing off into the distance thanks to a boring lecture about something I had already read and understood. Had a son the same way; Teacher and Psych called us in for a conference; Complaint, she would be lecturing and he would be starring off into the outdoors or his own mind, but when called on ,he always KNEW the answer, didn't turn in all his math homework, BUT made "A's" on the tests. Finally got tired of it and asked "What's the problem, are you NOT smart enough to give him assignments that will challenge his intelligence?"
"Sounds to me like a very intelligent child BORED by your low level teaching."
Never heard any more about it and he graduated without drugs.
Don’t expect the school to do everything for you. Get involved in your son’s education help him put into terms he can understand. It could be that it's to easy and he's not being challenged. It could also be that he doesn't understand and getting frustrated. Either one could cause bordom.
Amen! I think a lot of it has to do with food or should I say chemicals that taste like food.Poison!
I am very involved in the school, in his classroom weekly, have sat in on reading recovery lessons twice this year, and am in constant communication with reading specialist and chapter 1 math teacher as well as his regular teacher. He is distracted by the other kids, the leaves blowing around outside, if someone else is doing something they shouldn't be, he likes to tell them what they should be doing. I wouldn't consider him gifted, and bored, but he's definitely struggling to pay attention. He does fine with one on one time, but that isn't always possible. I don't want to put him on any medications as I think he needs to find ways to deal with his energy. I'd like to find a routine or something that can help him for the rest of his life, not just right now and with grades. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be needing help if he could just concentrate. We hear that from all of his teachers, that he just can't seem to focus. It breaks my heart. This is the first year it seems like the teachers have been able to see past his energy level and see that he really is a good, intelligent kid with a lot to offer. That gives me hope. We've talked about homeschooling, but neither my husband nor I feel that would be best for him (or me).
Don't confuse ADD with ADHD, they're two different things.
The kid with ADD is sitting quietly at his desk, unaware of what is going on around him, the teacher barely knows he exists and he gets ignored by the school system. The kid who gets all the attention is standing on his desk throwing his books. He's the one with ADHD.
What you describe sounds like good, old fashioned parenting
 February 13, 2015 at 9:41am
I hate the insanity plea. It should be GUILTY because of insanity and regardless that he knew what he was doing or not. He did it and should pay for it with his life. The only difference between guilty and guilty with insanity should be that he gets to see psychiatrist once a week for the rest of his life. If this man truly has PTSD, we ought to take that into consideration.
Just because someone has PTSD doesn't mean they don't know what they're doin, nor does it mean they can't make the choice to kill or not kill. There's a lot more behind this story than meets the eye, and I smell a muslim extremist rat!
 February 12, 2015 at 9:44am
Humans recover from grief by sharing and receiving sympathy and condolensces. He looks like a GREAT dog. So sorry they don’t live long enough. Ignore the haters.
 February 9, 2015 at 9:08am
Exact same thing happened to my hamsters. The next litter, she was fine and we sold the babies.
 February 7, 2015 at 10:55am
A comedian? Really? Is that to teach them to make tasteless jokes about the muslim atrocities?