Right, but Himes hasn't accomplished one darned thing! Our borders are more porous than ever, and w/ ISIS, or whatever acronym you'd like to give them, they're more than likely crossing, as well. How about we address that issue, as well? Or, can't the Dems multi-task. Rhetorical question not requiring a question mark. I realize we're not at war w/ ISIS, and they're not terrorists, but I'm a tad more concerned about them than I am about being stuck in traffic, or another 9/11. Granted, infrastructure is crucial, but so is fighting terrorism/radical Islam. View Comment
And how is it that you know these people are Republicans? All (many, of course, don't drink) people, regardless of political affiliation consume alcohol. The fact that the driver stopped and remained at the scene does not indicate that he was at the party, nor does it have anything to do w/ the party. It has nothing to do w/ anything, actually, same as your comments. I feel sorry for the driver, as this is something he's going to have to live w/ for the remainder of his life. It's patently obvious that he did no wrong, since the police are not pressing charges. Many lives were ruined that night. Political beliefs has nothing to do w/ this tragedy! View Comment
I agree gardenmom. If you need an alarm to go off to remind you that your kid's in the car, then the issue is w/ you. No technology will cover the lack of attention. Besides, the guy went out to his car for his danged lunch break. Did he require an app for that. This is reckless disregard. View Comment
I cannot even begin to comprehend what is not going through these individual's minds. Get a babysitter. There are plenty of high school kids who would watch your child for a couple of hours. View Comment
She is one of the far right nutso's who gives conservatives a bad name. I honestly wish she'd be quiet and go away, but this is the attention she craves and, sadly we're giving it to her. Enough said. View Comment
I say kudo's to the woman who took the time to take a CPR class, otherwise this child wouldn't have survived. Imo, taking a CPR class is the least expensive investment you'll make in your child's life. At least these mothers were in sight of the kids. View Comment
I agree Nancy. We have become such a litigious society, and that drum beat seems to be never ending regardless of the mere happenstance of a tree falling, which as you said, can happen at any given time. This is truly a tragedy, but that's what insurance is for, not lawsuits. View Comment
A tad ironic, isn't it.
That being said, I do wish they'd have the common sense to ban cigarettes at the beaches. Enough research has been done to know that 2nd hand smoke is just as harmful as if you'd smoked it yourself. Besides, the sand is not an ashtray. Fwiw, the beaches in CA don't allow it, nor in HI or FL. View Comment
She might be a good communicator...but, she has a problem w/ her listening skills as well as following through. I've personal experience w/ this. I hope she loses her senate seat, too, she no longer belongs there either. She was my senator until the lines were redrawn. She certainly isn't Gov. material. View Comment
This article fails to mention what Vicki so selflessly did w/ the 100k prize money!!! Vicki donated it straight back to Purple Heart homes, which clearly demonstrates what kind of individual she is :)
I'm incredibly proud to call her a friend, and humbled to know her. There aren't many in this world like her.
Thank you Vicki for all the amazing work you've done for our vets, and you, too Steve. It's truly remarkable! View Comment
In this instance, as in most, Greenbeanie doesn't follow the logic link. Open adoptions makes perfect sense for a whole host of reasons that you two have mentioned, plus a few more: If the child has medical issues, such as transplants needs and has to reach out, how else are they supposed to do so w/o the pertinent records? This is a crucial piece that's always made me wonder why it's not open. If it's a matter of life and death, where else are they going to turn other than immediate family of origin? I've seen it happen w/ individuals I've personally known.
An original document is necessary in this day and age for a variety of reasons in obtaining passports and other forms of ID. Copies are not necessarily acceptable with the world we live in.
Abortion doesn't enter in as a topic; it simply isn't pertinent to this discussion. This is about paperwork. Even if the relationship doesn't work out, the paperwork is crucial to obtain so the individual can move forward as an average citizen with normal rights. View Comment
I'm appalled that anyone would drag politics into a woman's struggle w/ breast cancer? Seriously, how low can you possibly go jlombard. Cancer doesn't recognize party lines, you fool, so if it happens to cross your threshold, you need not say what your affiliation is.
My mom passed away from the same disease, and chose to fight it for a number of years through a variety of forms, via surgeries, radiation and finally chemo. The interesting thing is, she said if it ever happened to her, she'd never go through it all. Well, when it did hit, she fought w/ everything she had, and kept at it, beating it into remission until it reared its head and fought, again. Point is, you've no idea what you'll do until it's at your doorstep.
I don't know Ms. Adams, and hadn't heard this story until now, but she lives in my town. Having watched my mom go through it, I've an idea of what she's struggling w/ and admire her courage to face this down. Anyone who takes exception w/ what she's doing, ought to peek in the mirror and question their agenda. My advice would be, leave her and her family alone to live her life as she chooses, and in peace.
Ms. Adams, I wish you well on your journey wherever it takes you. View Comment
Sean, I find your "sidebar" incredibly offensive and insensitive when a family has lost a loved one in a tragic accident. I would hope that the editor would, at the very least "edit" your post.
This is not the time, nor the place for a debate, it is however the time to express sympathy to the Steinert-Threlkeld family for their unimaginable loss. Please accept my condolences during this horrific time. View Comment