Wow... I was so in agreement with the ideas about sexualized media; legal vs illegal drugs; food quality and marketing; and the "healthcare" industry, I'm kinda disappointed by the last half of the letter. I usually am just indifferent. Damn, got me on that one.
June 7, 2009 at 4:59 p.m.
Alexinytown:It wasn't an unfair slant, and now you've definitely made restitution for them by posting all that info.
And I can't believe you would bring up the "Genocide Awareness Project" like it was a good thing. That was ridiculous, I had no choice but to walk my 3 yr old daughter past those gruesome blown up pictures of bloody embryo parts one day when I had to pick up papers across campus. I had no idea that there would be 10 foot tall panels of gorey propaganda practically blocking entrances to some of the buildings. And the Jambar coverage? Wow, that's historical. Most of the arguing in the letters to the editor, where the "coverage" took place, was in regards to the fact that abortion and genocide are different things, by definition.I think "genocide" and I think of Rwanda, or similar situations.
As a last note on this: I'll never understand why ANYONE clings so fervently to the idea of having one strict affiliation to any given political party. Really? You all agree on everything? Democrat or Republican, I feel the same way. Why not just be a "Constitutionalist" or something?
June 7, 2009 at 4:49 p.m.
"Normal" is not an accurate descriptive of human behavior, though you may be referring to "cultural norms"... and those change ALL the time.
Back to the point of the article:I wish I could've gone to it! I was stuck home with the kids and no car over the weekend or else I would've definitely been downtown for at least some of the entertainment.
I love that last comment by Kim Akins that was given to the protesters, how true! I can just imagine how offended they would be if someone were to do to them what they do to others.
I really hope they continue with this yearly.
June 7, 2009 at 4:31 p.m.
We got rid of our cable nearly 4 years ago, and have since relied on the internet for news, entertainment, and info.
Best thing we've done for our family! When my oldest was 5, she saw a commercial on at a friend's house and asked "what kind of show is this?!" It's awesome to NOT get pestered by my kid for crap the advertisers want to sell to our children.
As for the kids' electronic entertainment, we play the Wii or have some movies on hand...but it's been a great change in the pace of our lifestyle. Less time wasted, ya know?
May 29, 2009 at 11:50 a.m.
Also, you can kindof "work off" student loan debt when involved with this program. Or at least that's the way it was proposed to me when I attended YSU. Very cool, it's just a shame that we can't keep more of our local graduates, ya know?
Best of luck to you!
May 28, 2009 at 1:01 p.m.
You know, I hadn't planned on saying a word about it but since I was the person that left the comment on your last blog, the person you are obviously talking about, I want to remind you(Geniene) that I was more than civil about it. I left an opinion. You wrote some of your own. I specifically said parents like yourself shouldn't be demonized for these things, but that it also shouldn't be something you need to justify to yourself as being "okay." I even admitted my own negligence in parenting that was born from assumptions on my part.
But of course that article was taken down so quickly I'm sure very few had time to read it.I still have a link to my comment through my Username Info, but it just says it's linked to "none".
If you want to actually get feedback from people, you should critically analyze what someone writes to you before taking it as a personal attack, and hightailing it rather than face the situation and maybe (just maybe) learning something from it.
May 20, 2009 at 8:23 p.m.
They should probably just make size-related legislation, since that can be a decent measure of how much damage an animal can do. There could even be a scale from the medium sized to the extra large sized dogs determining how much restriction one would have to have in place for the animal.Even those little chihuahuas can draw blood though.
Why can't people use common sense and understand that any animal can and will bite? Any animal at all....my animal, your animal, the best animals in the world still have that capacity(unless they don't have teeth.)
May 20, 2009 at 6:07 p.m.
I'm fine with having an appeals process too, but some of that gets dragged out too long as well. They need to have a shorter, specified time limit on that.
May 20, 2009 at 2:13 p.m.
Nah, I think Austintown is just as much of a hole as Youngstown. I've lived there too.
Why don't you get your own group to "round up those thugs"? I'm not going vigilante to make things better, there are other ways(better ways) to induce positive change in the community. My biggest personal committment is that I'm raising my kids to be better people than what they're surrounded by.
As a topic-related note, best wishes for a speedy recovery to the 12 yr old and his family for the physical and emotional hurt they've experienced.
May 19, 2009 at 5:13 p.m.
Why jurors? Why?
Why can someone take 2, potentially 3, lives and then live for god knows how many years in a prison system that is not working?
At the same time, I certainly hope the judge will give him no opportunity for parole. I don't want people, who have so little regard for life as this, out on the streets.
May 19, 2009 at 5:04 p.m.