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Jun 11th 2012 5:43PM Does this mean they can't draw on their own driveways?
Feb 11th 2012 3:25PM I lived in a town called Kitzingen in Germany, and the tower leaned at the top. Apparently, the ran out of water for the caulking, so they used wine instead. Funny, it is right next to a river. :)
Jun 29th 2011 9:42PM It did not take him too long to get over his devastation with being dumped at the alter by his one true love.
May 17th 2011 6:15PM I vote political move ... she is a Kennedy deep down after all. Remember she relates more to her Kennedy relatives then her Shriver ones.
May 16th 2011 10:24PM Actually, I did have a daughter. She loved the clothes I sewed her, as did all her "girly" friends. Her prom dress was a hit ... sewed in one week while working full time and around her schedule and fittings. She wore my heels around the house when "playing" dress up. Suri's shoes are fit for her to wear all day long, not just for a trip to the store in "play" shoes. I did explain why they were getting their mouth washed out with soap. They were told at the beginning if I heard those words in my house again ... usually the first time was an unknown ... that would be the CONSEQUENCES. It was their choice to obey or not, and if not suffer the consequences. According to my son who is serving his country ... and his superiors ... he grew into a well adjusted, well behaved, respectful, productive citizen. Listening to other soldiers and civilians he has discovered he had WAY MORE privleges they he even knew at the time. From where I ... and my daughter for that matter ... work we see alot of the other. My son has been shot at. Not over in the Middle East, but right here in the good ol' US of A because of where he was required to drive, in uniform and in a military vehicle. I had three rules in my house: Never tickle mama's feet, do whatever mama tells you and don't forget rules one and two. It seems their friends, who originally thought I was too strict, decided that their own parents went from one extreme to the other ... one minute talking to them rationally, than grounding them for life or beating them. My children had their own set of keys to my car at 16 ... they earned it. With great responsibility comes great reward. I knew that when I had to drive 110 miles to a bigger town with my daughter every once in a while, my son would come home from school, let the dog out, call me, let me know who was over, or if he was going to someone's house, discuss when we would get home ... and he access to a car the whole time. Why did he not abuse his usage of the vehicle? Because he did not want to lose the privilege. I did not have to let them have keys to the cars at 16 ... insurance for two kids under 18 is horrendous. I relied on them to behave appropriately and they relied on me to teach them how and reward them for succeeding. So, yes my kids feared me ... they feared the consequences I would met out for being juvenile delinquents. And neither one of them have ever been in trouble with the law ... other then their traffic tickets ... were honor students and liked by most of their teachers because even if they didn't like a particular teacher, as an adult they were entitled to a certain amount of respect that a 15 year old had not lived long enough to earn. And I was considered too lenient by my parents' standards. I love my kids and could not be prouder to be their parent. Their success reflects on them understanding what I was trying to teach them, not on fear.
May 16th 2011 5:39PM The only reason Rob got so far in his first appearance is because of his wife. If it wasn't for her support throughout the game and saving him by allying with him he would not have gotten to where he did today. How many other people are going to be given four chances to win the game?
May 16th 2011 5:33PM After three previous tries should he not have learned by then how to win? If some of the other players who were not as devious as him were given four tries would they not have as good a shot as Rob? It may have been a clean sweep, but the runner up of the Sprint Choice Award was only 4% behind ... forty percent to thirty-six percent is not a huge difference.
May 16th 2011 4:50PM Just out of curiosity, where do you draw the line on Government intervention in families? I think that woman acted stupidly giving her daughter botox. BUT I am not the mother. It is not my place, nor anyone else's, to determine how a child is raised by a parent unless said child is imminent danger ... you know, like throwing a child into the river to teach them how to swim knowing they will probably drown. And if we really want to control how parents raise their children, why do we put all these ads of 10 year olds dressed like teenagers with too much makeup, clothes entirely too old for them, heels ... Suri Cruise is a good example there ... and the list goes on. My children have thanked me so many times in the last few months for how I raised them. This included spanking, sentence writing, soap on the tongue, standing in the corner, extra chores, restrictions, etc. I liked to vary the punishment to fit the bad behavior. They are now dealing with people 10 years younger then them, as well as people their own age and older who have no sense of responsibility or values and it annoys the dickens out of them. They are in their mid 20's. I was told when they were younger that I was borderline abusive because I washed their mouth out with soap ... actually they did it themselves since they then got to choose the soap and apparently some taste better then others. Again, where do you draw the line? Why even have parents if we are just going to take kids away from them and give them to a government agency every time the parent does something we don't agree with. At this rate, how are we any different the old Soviet Union where the government determined how parents raised their children? You know, the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic ... the Cold War.
Apr 5th 2011 5:41PM I am sorry ... but in what dimension is that picture considered "flaunting" svelte figure? What is there to flaunt? She has very little curves, bones sticking out and her skin is not creamy/pearl white. If this is considered the new image of women over 50 we need help. I have seen heavy set women with some fat and curves and a light skin color that look better.
Feb 5th 2011 8:03PM She has the luxuary of determining when she is in the sun. What is her position of the people who have to work 8 to 5 or 6 in the sunlight? You know, the people who keep our roads, sewers, electricity, cable TV, phone services, etc., running. Or the military who protect our country and us. Why anyone would listen to her before a trained medical professional is just as much an idiot as those bad mouthing doctors. There are bad people in all professons, but who exactly do all the ones bad mouthing doctors run to when they are sick? And if their really lucky, they will have Obamacare to render them their assistance in a time of need. I listen to what my doctor has to say, I research, and then I make what I hope is an informed decision. Not all the doctors I have met or seen were top notch. I don't return to them for services. But at some point one is not going to have an option but to utilize the medical professional at hand. If I had to choose between a less then average skilled doctor or Gisele Bundchen, well, I think I will go with the doctor.