andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 07:15 am
JJJS: I asked my pastor what my opinion should be about your comment. He told me it doesn't make anyRead More sense because all the people who believe in god, and the trees and the sun, and the moon, and the beautiful flowers, and the words of the Bible itself, etc PROVE there is a god.
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt April 20, 2014 at 08:17 am
Andy, If that works for you it works for me too.
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 08:22 am
JJJS: Happiness trumps reality.
Snow April 19, 2014 at 08:59 pm
After reading all that I could see someone who doesn't go from point A to point B without takingRead More sidetrips to point C, D, and Y a few times. Don't take that wrong- its more interesting that way.
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
Rae Anne Resident April 19, 2014 at 01:14 pm
First and four most is dont never have no stupid kids. they suck you dry and then steel yourn money.Read More the stupiderest of they all is them that pays thousunds of dollars to have them inplanted. the good lord was lookin out for ya and then you went and goed and mest up your life havin kids any ways. patholetic.
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 01:06 am
Karl has not blamed teachers and in fact he laments that Parents are ignored especially the ParentsRead More who want the besat for their kids. Over all the teachers are very much respected. As in any profession there are a few who are unworthy and we cannot sacrifice the children in order to guarantee jobs to those who do not belong in the profession. One example that comes to mind was a teacher who was a drunk and taught at a San Fernando Valley Middle School. Because he camt to work sauced every day he was removed from teaching duties while we continued to pay him. He was given one chore only, and that was to conduct the home room class in the morning. He was unable to do so and stayed at his desk swigging from a bottle. The children were scared to death of him for he was a mean drunk and threatened them. He was tenured and therefore his needs for income superceded the children'd need for safety, life and limb, education, and to get the things done that are needed in homeroom. There comes a point at which even the teachers and the principle have to admit that there are some who do not belong in the profession, and some who could be endangering the children's best interests, for after all you must admit that is what they are there for and for which you are there as well.
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 01:14 am
Unfortunately Parent skills are not taugt in the high schools of this land. Unrealistically weRead More expect humans to have a sixth sense as to how best to raise their offspring. That does not happen. Too many parents use corporal punishment in the belief that they are helping their children. Some abuse terribly there kids both verbally and physically. But we leave them to their own devices and expect them to instinctively know. In L.A. the Latino's are now in the majority with many having no English language skills, which is needed when you are going to be of help in your childrens education. So stop the self serving baloney in which you easily pass off the responsibility to those who cannot fight back- that is to say the uneducated themselves parents. If you sincerely want parental help, and I see no evidence of that, then lobby and shout for Parenting classes and adult education, for the children's sake.
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 07:03 am
Parent Skill Number 1: Don't send your kids to poor performing schools (because poor performingRead More peers/students) like what are in most of the LAUSD.
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Thanks Mimi...actually I'm usually told I'm as unprofessional as can be. But have your people callRead More my people, and their people call their people and pretty soon the word people just sounds weird.... And Lisa, get your head out of the toilet, please. But yeah...it's "E"
lisa shoshannah shaw April 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
I will do no such a thing! so thank the Lord it's E, cos ur momma would not be eligible for mother'sRead More day gifts if it was U.
renmethod April 16, 2014 at 09:46 am
Fun write up, thank you for sharing :)
Jeffe' April 19, 2014 at 10:59 am
I wouldn't live in any other country, but it is incredibly immature and ignorant to not realize thatRead More we have a laundry list of things to improve. Blind faith and devotion with that "we are #1" attitude without rational thought might be what all governments (and religions) would like to have, but as far as being a citizen and member of humanity goes it is your duty to use your brain....
Just Tim April 19, 2014 at 11:11 am
Jeffe", the reason I pointed out that we are leading in most categories is simple. We actuallyRead More put our dirty laundry right out in the open. No other country is willing or in some cases allowed to do that. In some places, they aren't even allowed to think about doing that. I do agree with most of your laundry list, but compared to any other place, it ain't all bad. That my friend is using our brains. Which also means at times using our brawn to protect us from those who use their brain for less good.
x April 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Thanks Carl. Great article. Since it hasn't been mentioned here, i thought i'd muddy the waters aRead More bit by mentioning how prohibition empowers organized crime ….. cheers!
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