Children need to learn to make good decisions on their own, NOT out of fear of being hit!
Many of you believe hitting teaches right from wrong, but it only teaches that those "in the right" can use violence to punish the "wrong". He thinks he is right so attacking others is justified. Instead of putting in time and effort to help their son deal with conflict, his parents probably hit him or appeased him.
Y'all really think these Valley thugs we read about in the paper everyday weren't being hit as children? Really? Take a class or something…or at least read a study.
October 24, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.
I find it hard to believe that any living thing was able to make its home in that pond. Much like the rest of the park, that pond is basically a goose toilet. The Canadian Geese are significantly negatively impacting Mill Creek Park, and no one is doing anything about it.
It really is not the geese's fault - It doesn't help that you have all of the morons bringing entire loaves of bread down to feed these disgusting creatures.
July 23, 2013 at 8:36 a.m.
Parlayhenry, answer this...
Are you assuming that a man killed someone, police let it slide, and a jury acquitted a guilty man ALL because the person who died was black?
That's a strong assumption. The assumption that the nitwit Zimmerman made (that a hooded teen is a criminal) pales in comparison.
And finally, once again, this guy isn't white so it doesn't for your narrative.
July 14, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.
The woman who overdosed was 22 years old. She made a poor decision and paid the ultimate price. It is a shame that her life was cut short, but blaming it on the drug dealer is childish.
It is bad enough that personal drug use equals criminal behavior in our society. Now we want those that supply drugs to be held responsible for another's behavior! You may want to blame the dealer, but you know he didn't force her to do anything.
If I binge drink, pass out, suffocate and die...does Budweiser deserve justice?
July 12, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.
Dems: Do you really think its okay for Obama to be a liberty-stealing, war-mongering power abuser just because George Bush was? I get it, Republicans annoy you because they loved a mediocre GOP president and ignored all his obvious shortcomings. Can you not see that you are doing the same thing? I sure remember a lot of outspoken freedom/privacy/peace loving Democrats back during the Bush era. Where are your voices now?
Reps: Seriously, you can't complain about Obama if you were defending or supporting Bush. You just can't.
Everyone: Ditch the parties because they are manipulating you. Republicans suddenly want immigration reform just like Obama suddenly changed his mind on gay marriage (at age 50). It wasn't sympathetic immigrant stories or seeing Sasha's and Malia's friends with gay/lesbian parents that sparked these changes of heart, it was votes.
Study the Constitution and history - then make your own decisions and please stop blaming the other side.
June 28, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
I agree with HowlandCitizen - we need separate state tournaments. It will be too bad when people stop caring about the public tournament because all the talent will be in the Catholic tournament, according to his own words. It will be like the NIT and the NCAA - both tournaments but we all know which one matters.
How does open enrollment play into this? Are you saying that every player for public schools lives in his/her respective district? You must forget the state championships Campbell and Girard won back in the day? They had dudes from other countries!
June 13, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.
I agree with your basic message - this guy needs help or locked up but not continuously released arrest after arrest. That being said, I never understood the three strike rule. Why is it 3, and not 2 or 4? Seems like an arbitrary number to me. Why wouldn't it be like basketball instead of baseball - we could call it the 5 foul rule?
June 12, 2013 at 3:51 p.m.
badeepster, I understand your frustration, but what can they do about competitive balance that won't create an even more obvious imbalance? Separate playoffs? Everyone will know which one matters and it won't be the one United is in. Wins for schools like United would come with an asterisk for many people, and that's not fair either. Bump 'em up a level so they can beat schools with more students, thus upsetting the system even more?
Here is a fact: Sean Durkin is a great coach, and his records in multiple sports show that. He took very mediocre baseball and basketball programs and won state championships, plain and simple. If he were to coach at United and build a program, within four or five years United would probably be beating Ursuline. I truly believe that because the guy can flat out coach. Give some credit.
May 16, 2013 at 2:59 p.m.
"...the best thing about a play off system is it will force independent schools like ND into a league."
That is true, the NCAA should make all of its decisions based on how they will impact ND football.
July 9, 2012 at 4:44 p.m.
Boy, people from Youngstown love to hate. How many bums/losers you know that take the title? Less than 1% of all pro boxers ever get to the level he did. Yeah, he screwed up a few times but I forgot how all you are perfect. I guarantee toycannon and youngstownsteve are both nobodies. Ytownsteve wishing Cronin good luck but dissing Kelly? I expect a little bit more out of my judges and not much out of my boxers,maybe thats the difference. Hurt 'em Kelly, hurt 'em bad!
March 25, 2012 at 3:52 p.m.