Mar 30th 2011 1:45PM Are you implying that children old enough to attend ball games or scouting activities are being kept at home and denied an education? Or are you just promoting the idea that dropping an infant off at a daycare facility for 9 hours a day is superior to that child being in the loving care of their own mother?
I'm guessing you don't have children, because your perceptions of what parents and children do with their lives is idiotic and grounded in total fantasy. Too bad your parents didn't put in more effort.
Mar 30th 2011 11:57AM Brava! You said a mouthful, momathome. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I, too, had a childhood where lots of time was spent playing around my affluent suburban neighborhood, where kids were unsupervised by their parents. While a selective memory might describe the time spent playing kick the can and building leaf forts as idyllic, the reality is there were some very creepy moments mixed in. I narrowly escaped being molested by a strange man who only went away when my older brother showed up, had an older (by at least 7 years) neighborhood boy expose himself to me, I received cat calls from landscapers while walking home from ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, and was shown pornography by other children who were playing a dirty sort of show-and-tell.
Even as I have tried to provide my children with the necessary cautions about the dangers of the world, it is their own playmates within our affluent suburban neighborhood who have filthy mouths and share the disgusting things they've already been exposed to through television and the internet. Needless to say, letting my kids go into other neighbors' homes is out of the question, considering the steady stream of media garbage to which they let their kids be exposed.
Mar 21st 2011 12:06PM "The type of guy Christine was dealing with is all too common..."
"He might use statements such as..."
"You often feel like you're walking on eggshells around him (or her)."
"...and the bad news is, he is unlikely to change."
The author of this article is promoting an agenda that men are abusive and women are victims. The overwhelming use of masculine pronouns, with one exception in parentheses as noted above, shows a bias against men. Worse still, this article is putting manipulative behavior on par with abuse, thereby adding to the ranks the number of women who wrongly view themselves as victims, and falsely vilifying men as abusers.
The author is also ignores the reality that "shacking up" (as she puts it) is an inherently inferior relationship to marriage, and so it is unsurprising that these "practice marriages" are filled with instability, immaturity, and a lack of mutual respect.
Mar 16th 2011 11:19AM I think the point is that most people feel no sympathy for a mother who vainly expects her booger-eating 4-year-old to be a gifted genius that needs, or is even capable of, advanced academic stimulation. All of which makes it hard to really care whether or not the preschool is breaching contract, because the suckers who are dumb enough to blow $19,000/year for a preschool put most of us in mind of the aphorism that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Mar 16th 2011 11:02AM These moronic parents and their overweening egos make me want to puke. I cannot believe that neurotic urbanites are still obsessively promoting the myth that their children will be better prepared or better educated by placing their children in ridiculously overpriced preschools with ridiculous, pretentious expectations of what their children can learn. I suppose these glorified daycare centers are the rich Manhattanites' secret handshake that grants them access to the "right" elementary, middle, and high schools, which helps enable their privileged -- but not especially remarkable -- children gain access to the ivy league schools that would otherwise require real accomplishment and raw intellect in order to get in. So sad that these parents can't just love and enjoy their children, rather than turning them into a vanity project.
Mar 1st 2011 11:43AM This has nothing to do with stopping terrorism, and everything to do with getting citizens accustomed to the idea of warrantless, random searches. There's about as much truth in this administration's claims of wanting to "protect" us from terrorists as there was in O.J. Simpson's claims that he would find the "real" killer(s) of his wife and Ron Brown.
Obama and Janet Napolitano...what a bad joke on America. So much for the 4th Amendment. (Obama to America: "F**k the Constitution.")
Feb 1st 2011 1:52PM I don't know that GM alfalfa is exactly a big concern for most organic milk buyers. I suspect many are, like me, more concerned about getting our kids milk that isn't loaded with bovine growth hormone and antibiotics.
That said, I really HATE the influence that is so easily purchased by the likes of Monsanto and Archer Daniels Midland through political contributions, and gives them a voice that vastly outweighs the demands and concerns that everyday constituents express to our representatives. Our politicians have deemed themselves our masters, and they in turn have agreed to subjugate themselves to whomever is handing over sizable campaign contributions. If there are people willing to pay a premium for non-genetically-modified foods, who the hell is USDA to say that the supply of such food can be imperiled? I don't think the federal government even puts up a pretense of having to listen to We the People any longer.
Jan 8th 2011 2:52PM @ bi-closeted-hubby: You are an absolute monster. You cloak your excuses in self-pity, as if you were the one unfairly burdened with this "condition" which excuses your infidelity. You've not only betrayed your marriage vows, you've betrayed the trust of your entire family. You seem to have conveniently settled into a life of fulfilling your lust for homosexual sex, and then coming home and using your wife and children to maintain a lie of respectability. Family and church can forgive the sin, but you seem determined to ignore the reality that your behavior is fundamentally wrong. This will come crashing down on you, the sooner the better. Oh, and as per your ridiculous claim that you're "always safe" when engaging in homosexual behavior, wake-up to reality: condoms don't protect from herpes, genital warts can exist outside areas a condom would cover, and there are oral forms of most venereal diseases, which you might also transmit to your wife (and even your kids...sorry Daddy gave you oral syphilis when I took a lick of your popsicle, sweetie), not to mention the increased rates of MRSA associated with homosexual behavior.
Jan 8th 2011 2:31PM Much as the homosexual community (and their supporters) have tried to make the case that AIDS/HIV is not a homosexual disease, the reality is that in America, it is overwhelmingly still a problem of homosexuals. The CDC reported in September 2010 that 57% of new HIV cases are from men having homosexual sex. As a monogamously married, non-drug-abusing woman, my odds of getting HIV are next to zero. I have known exactly 1 person my whole life who got HIV, and he was a practicing homosexual I knew from high school. HIV continues to target people who engage in reckless behavior (homosexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts), and on lesser occasions, innocent victims are made of unsuspecting spouses, healthcare workers, and unfortunate blood transfusion recipients. At least drug addicts and prostitutes have the common decency not to parade their sinful behavior as a social good, unlike homosexuals who are crying foul when America continues to reject their behavior on the basis of historical, biblical, and/or intuitive reasons.
Jan 5th 2011 6:51PM The article stated that "Kiri Blakeley was one of the enviable ones. Happily ensconced in a giving, loving,10-year relationship she marveled at her luck..."
Perhaps that's what's so wrong: women wasting 10 years of their lives, letting their fertile years slip away, waiting on some bum to marry her and start their family, and the women thinking they're LUCKY just because they've got this pathetic, incomplete relationship.
Oh, and eww on the whole cheating homosexual fiance business...who knows what he may have exposed her to...genital warts, HIV, herpes?
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