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Mar 24th 2011 3:47PM Ay, George. Que la dumb joke. Kirstie is a very talented woman who has fought many battles and should be lauded for her attempts. Your jokes are more the locker-room teenage boy variety and I am sure she will take them in that context. You went from funny to mean, and that is an ever increasing theme with you. With that metamorphisis comes a very real cost. Bring the level of your humor back to funny and take the knives out of the backs of your subjects. You do not need to be mean to get a laugh.
Nov 13th 2010 10:51AM Just curious, how many thoroughbreds have you bred and raced? Having been in a bran for decades, and nurtured many a baby back from various tendon, bone chips, and other assorted injuries, I am curious as to what you consider fake. The science that goes in to designing racing surfaces is still evolving, and the bio-science that helps men understand how the horse's foot impacts and returns each and every time it impacts that racing surface is in it's infancy. Where did you get your degree?
Nov 13th 2010 10:43AM Zenyatta has nothing to prove to man or beast. Any thoroughbred owner recognizes her ability and knows that she is one of history's finest horses. Her joy in running, her ability to bring it each and every time she runs, her relationships with the human in her life all make her unique and truly splendid. In my book, she is absolutely the best. She proved in on race day. There is not a horseman on this planet who can deny her platinum performances. The boys ain't got a thing on her!!!
Oct 10th 2009 9:13PM From my vantage point, the first thought that should be to protect the children has been lost on both parents. While I see Jon as an immature boy bent on getting his way, and Kate as a woman who needs to be the leader, both have violated the sanctity of the family unit and have needlessly exposed those children to something that they have no repsonsibility for. We, the viewing public have no right to view their private family matters. The matter needs to be settled between the two of them, in a room with attorneys present, and with the children having their own counsel present as well. Stop behaving like ill-mannered children who are acting out in order to get attention.
Oct 7th 2009 9:40PM All insurance claims, valid or otherwise are negotiable. These people collect on their corrupted claims because it is cheaper to pay them a negotiated settlement than it is to fight them in court. That simple fact is why states like California have gone to a no-fault settlement process where the police will not respond to a report of an accident unless there is a physical injury requiring medical attention at the scene.
This attempt to streamline the process has resulted in a cottage industry of men and women who work in conjunction with physicians of questionable ethics scamming smaller settlement amounts from honest working men and women who pay their insurance premiums on time and in full. The play the odds game, and they win more often than not.
Oct 4th 2009 11:58AM While I agree that we all need to stop rationalizing, I also believe that we need to understand what is different about our food supply. One hundred years ago, Twinkies were not in the lunch box, nor was Coke or Pepsi a part of the daily diet routine. Children worked mowing the yard, milking the cows, feeding the chickens, or whatever chores mom gave them to do.
Just as there is no single cause, there is also no single answer. I do believe that changes in our food supply and water supply are changing the human animal at a genetic level. We cannot overlook the increased rate of mental illness in this country, or the fact that our collective body weight is raising at a phenomenal rate.
Education, and a change in the American ideal is required before we can ever make the changes necessary to get our society back on a healthy path. Until children return to a lifestyle where playing outside with balls, bikes, skipping rope, and other fun physical activities, they cannot hope to make an overall change in their health. TV, ipods, computers, and other electronic means of entertainment are great innvovations, but like all tools, when improperly used, they cause great damage.
Oct 1st 2009 9:55PM Jon is behaving in his usual immature fashion, and trying to divert attention away from his poor conduct. Unfortunately, he is rather transparent, and his motives are crystal clear. Shame on Jon for trying to use his children as pawns in his desire for financial success, and attempting to leverage his way back in to the good graces of the American public. To insinuate that Kate is now the villian is improper and propmts me to wonder just how much more of this nonsense is to come. While it would not be my personal choice to invite cameras into my home to witness the life of my family, no matter how scripted, Jon was on board until such time as TLC pulled him out of the story line. The allegations that TLC is a monster comes from a legal counsel that is also seeing dollar signs. Is there anyone out there who puts the needs of the children first? What I see are an entire collection of adults who have all put their personal agendas ahead of anything that might even be remotely related to their best interests. Shame. Shame. Shame.
Aug 20th 2009 10:37AM Does anyone actually believe that greed can be legislated away? The idea of doing the right thing, instead of the thing that is easiest is still lost on American business.........and that very principle of holding profit over ethics is what got us in to this mess. The consumer has but one defense, stop spending. However, in a Pavlovian response that has taken decades to develop in the American psyche, when the American consumer sees an ad, or smells a mall, they immediately take out their wallet. That addiction is as lethal as any drug ever concocted by a third world nation.................just look in your own closet.
Aug 18th 2009 10:10AM Another classic example of bad taste by PETA, an organization bent on telling people what they are doing wrong in the most offensive way that they can manage. Their zeal is underscored by an anger that is impossible to disguise. They are comprable to the most dangerous religious fanatics that have ever strode this earth, and have murdered or imprisoned non-believers for their sins. PETA, your message is lost on those of us who can think for ourselves, and trust us when we say that insults are no way to get your point across. Bad, PETA. Bad, bad PETA. Go to your room and do not come out untill you are ready to apologize.
Aug 14th 2009 1:16PM Hi there, joemama. You are absolutely right to question the doomsday forecasts that are proliferating the airways, the highways, and here the "web-ways". I did read Rick's response and I find it highly questionable. Of course, there are plenty of folks who can substantiate any claim that they make from Armagedon to anarchy is America......the fact is that greed caused this crisis, and I am skeptical that we can borrow our way out of trouble......does not work for the individual, why would it work for a national economy? The dollar may indeed be devalued, and we may have banks collapse at a higher rate than we have seen in 60 plus years, but world currency changes take time and a great deal more co-operation than is available at the moment. The question for me at the moment is how do we possibly pay for everything that is one the table at the moment? The national debt, national healthcare, education, fire and police services which are cut back to the bone, and everything else that the American public wants and needs are common in one thing, long on need, short on cash. We have lived for much too long in a society that thinks in the terms of fast food, I want it, and I want it now. Short term solutions are never the answer, and America is not yet ready to do the hard work to balance the books. You know what it is like to run a business, and you know that if there is more going out than there is coming in, you are out of business. Simple principle. Negative cash flow never works!