There's a saying that you're entitled to your own Opinion, but not your own facts. The facts are, yes, a budget was created by a house and a senate. However. Boehner was asked 18 times to form a conference committee to hash out differences 18 time. Don't forget about the Republican minority who can filibuster in the Senate. Also...the shutdown, cost American Business $24 billion dollars in that two weeks. Also...NOBODY asked these guys to go there and obstruct. They're there for EVERYBODY in their districts regardless of dogma. So...for those who want another shut-down...you best be prepared to reap the consequences of a worldwide global disaster that will make 2008 seem like child's play. So...it is up to Boehner to get the extremists in line, and for Ted Cruz to actually remember he represent all of the people of Texas.
October 21, 2013 at 4:22 a.m.
Mouse, i'm thinking that it's more to do with not wanting to get into an already hellish situation, and making it worse. The best they have done was to call 911. While I have been quiet about the Zimmerman trial...I will say that his legal woes aren't exactly over yet either. He still may well face a wrongful death suit against him.
August 14, 2013 at 2:25 p.m.
That's funny. A republican-appointed court said that Obama couldn't use any restrictions on Plan-B for any reason. Secondly, I also find it funny that so-called "right-to-life" people have an unhealthy attachment to the fetus, and the pregnant woman for 9 months...then after the kid is born...tells them they're on their own. I'm personally am a true pro-life person...from womb-to-tomb. That is, what are these people going to do to make sure that poor mothers have all the help they can get, and to make sure Women's health is affordable, and not interfered with?
June 23, 2013 at 6:05 p.m.
James. Hot Pursuits are not an easy business to try to figure out. That is...it's a major judgement call on the officer to make. If at some point he feels it's unsafe, he has the option of calling off the pursuit. Usually, the officer can go back to dash-cam footage and get the license plate numbers from the car, and make an arrest a week later. However...if it's a case of suspect being considered armed and dangerous...then they have to do what they can to bring them in. Being a cop isn't exactly easy. Plus...nobody really wants criminals to have free reign when they know they're in no danger of being chased if they run away.
May 19, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.
Dr. Gillette...thank you for writing a very thoughtful letter. I too have had to respond (at least in comments) of these whoppers. I'm not surprised that Minnesota became the 12th state that decided to get with the program. Also, I fail to see the Homosexuality link with incest, rape, pedophilia, bestiality, or polygamy at all. These still continue to be, unfortunately, straw-men for people (especially men) who are too obsessed with it.
May 17, 2013 at 10:09 p.m.
Richie...there's a due process clause in the Constitution regardless of what you want. I'd hate to see what would happen if we didn't have such protections. While Tsarnaev's actions are deplorable. There's one thing you must remember. He's entitled to a fair, speedy trial as per the Constitution. Also, if you have any evidence that Dagestan, or Chechnya had wanted to attack the USA...I'd love to hear it. If not...you're up the creek without a paddle.
May 13, 2013 at 8:32 p.m.
amen dawn, I am quite sick of having to respond to articles like this. If the Boy Scouts were moral, then they wouldn't have a pedophile scandal that exploded, they'd allow gay and lesbian parents to become den leaders, and they'd actually set an example for the young kids. As for the second letter writer...it ain't about what you want, How in the hell can we be one country, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, if we're still discrimination people for who they are? From what the founding fathers wanted...they wanted Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness for everybody. Granted, it took a while with America's shameful history against the poor, minorities, women, and kids who were 18...we still have a long way to go.
May 11, 2013 at 2:35 p.m.
ABC100, I think I have an answer for your question. I am thinking that parents either don't know what their kids are doing...or don't care what their parents are doing. Of course, in our day, we were able to stay outside until 9:30, or 10 p.m. without any consequences during the summer. Still, even then, we had to actually do something because boredom becomes a very dangerous thing.
May 11, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
For teen drivers, there's one other thing that goes against them. They don't have experiences that many of the older drivers have. Though the texting ban is a good idea, it's rather difficult to enforce. The reason, people will look down at their phones and take their eyes off the rode, and hide it. I do have one practical solution that won't require many 16 and 17 year-olds from waiting until they're 18-21 is to bring back drivers and safety education as required courses in high school. It may cost a little money but in the end, it's a lot worth it.
May 9, 2013 at 8:57 p.m.
Wow...I wonder what the hell the Ohio legislature is doing. I have said they had two choices. Allow them...but bring them under the authority of either the Ohio Lottery Commission, or the State Gaming Commission...and to establish rules and regulations. The second tack...just follow Pennsylvania's lead and ban them outright. In fact over here in Pennsylvania, in total, only 5 voted against the ban, so that would tell you exactly something.
April 25, 2013 at 1 a.m.