Reality tv has gotta go!posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 06:28
I believe this has proven to be a failure for communities across the country.
Many of these people need the supervision , protection and services of the mental health hospitals. To care for them in a loving but controlled environment is the way to go rather let them fend for themselves when they decide to leave the group homes.
@mpd0.59: Agreed with everything you say however in my opinion the "head of the shed" should never use plausible deniability". it is a leader's responsibility to create an organization thta follows his/her ideals and then take responsibility for all actions taken on the "watch".
This is true regardless of political affiliation.
Like President Nixon, President Obama has surrounded himself with people that are willing to do just about anything to further their boss's agenda. They will lie and swear to it when it is needed. And then be protected by the President. This culture is created at the top.
Since, as MPD points out, it seems that this investigation was a well known DC secret I find it even more unlikely that the President wasn't advised of the brewing storm.
There is a significant difference between being aware of an investigation and trying to influence it.
Unfortunately I don't foresee any last helicopter rides from the White House lawn any time soon.
And not one person saw anything. Community at it's best.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:35
He should have just asked to play through rather than shoot the poor woman. However slow play is a problem.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 17:01
Let's face it the real solution is for the community to begin to police it's own behavior. To date that doesn't seem to be happening which makes the future even more bleak. Actually it appears to be getting worse.
What will happen instead is that outsiders will get tired of seeing their tax money going down the drain and begin to demand severe methods of correction which may include shutting off the money train that rewards irresponsible behavior and harsh policing tactics.
If there is a leader available that does not owe his/her very existence to an ideology and will make unpopular decisions we have a job opening that must be filled now
Unfortunately the practice of politicians establishing charities/support groups and then having relatives serve as salaried members of the management staff is all too common.
I guess Mr. Brooks didn't want to share with any relatives.
What a fool of a tool.
As stated earkier Miller was leaving in June anyway and is still in the position of acting director until that time.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:05
dahreese, what does receiving benefits from the government have to do with acting responsibly? Are you suggesting that people who accept government support are given a free pass for behavior?
On your list of people that are the cause of such behavior (republicans and conservatives )is there any room for people that receive benefits but behave badly?
If what you say is true then there shouldn't be more than one or two generations of welfare recipients in any one family.
Welcome to the new America.....law breaking acts are okay if you are not a Wall Street basnker.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 06:27
If no one in America today is responsible for anything who the heck is making some really bad decisions?posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 16:08
I don't understand why my friends on the left cannot see the similarities between this administration actions and that of President Nixon's domestic policies.
Even I who voted for Mr. Nixon (absentee ballot from Viet nam) realized as the years passed that he was corruptable surrounded by syncophants that would do anything they thought was neccessary to protect him from scrutiny and legitimate questions of his actions.
The term imperial presidency needs to be dusted off and begin to be used again.
not a double post but I am getting worse at checking my spelling....sorry.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:00
As a white 65 year old white male I confess to creating all of the inequities in America today.
When my gernerqtion passes all will be right with America once again.
[quote][b]big.john6654[/b] - Not a big deal, really.
Falls under teenage stupidity.
Mailbox bashing, etc.,.
We were teenagers once.
Happy Mothers Day.
I agree except for the part about struggling with the police man. That part never crossed my mind.
@bobbidiboo: Well that too!posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 13:55
I hope all of my fellow posters understand my attempt at humor by purposely misspelling test.posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 17:00
I guess roadside sobriety teast are faster to administer than IQ tests which is a good thing for so many people.posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 16:59
Great the police are improving their vocabulary and the citizenry is getting more stupid.
Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving along and pay your taxes.
Can there be any wonder why a certain segment of our population is getting sick and tired of paying for poor results and getting blamed for those same results.
America must wake up soon and rediscover personal responsibility.
I'm not so sure the world knows thta the US even has a firm position.posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 09:11
If Ohbrother takes his lead from experts such as the one on Crisis Actors then I don't think there is much hope in trying to convince him otherwise.
Just being aware of all of the traumatic amputations in Afghanistan and the amount of artificial limbs provided to our wounded veterans should speak louder than any "expert".
@yeti: You do know of course it takes a Village to raise a thug!posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 11:44
The math alone of adding 650,000 people to the medicaid roles of Georgia should grab the attention of everyone that is going to pay for this increase in costs. What the gubbermint means when it says that it will pay for this is that we are going to pay for this.
It is a train wreck coming!
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