Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#85870 May 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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I looked at a few pictures but had to stop for the same reason. Just hits way too close to home.
I agree. It's horrifying and heartbreaking.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#85871 May 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
SIL and her fiance have been in town since Friday. I'm ready for them to leave. They've been living at his parent's house since school ended. Their camp job starts in a week or so. I gave them a nice list of chores to do yesterday. For whatever reason, my SIL won't let Fiance do any work around our house, so she did chores meant for 2 people.*shrug* I told her that when a man offers help, take him up on it. Whatever.
Heh, and her dorm floor had an end of year "awards" ceremony, I guess, and SIL was voted "Most likely to be the subject of a Lifetime movie". She was nowhere near as amused as I was about this.
Hang in there!

I think that her award is HYSTERICAL, though!!!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#85872 May 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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RIP, Manzarek. They played the super long version of "Light My Fire" (not the usual radio version) this morning.
Alway's thought he was underrated as a musician....along with Dino Dinelli, the drummer for the, Rascals.....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#85873 May 21, 2013
Stina wrote:
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Hang in there!
I think that her award is HYSTERICAL, though!!!
Yeah, it was hard not to laugh as she's telling us this. And from her perspective, it's another "People are soooo mean to me" story instead of "Hey, maybe I should not be such a damn drama queen." lesson.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#85874 May 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Yeah, it was hard not to laugh as she's telling us this. And from her perspective, it's another "People are soooo mean to me" story instead of "Hey, maybe I should not be such a damn drama queen." lesson.
She doesn't seem to get the hint, does she?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#85875 May 21, 2013
So, is it any less a crime because it's two girls?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/florida...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85876 May 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Awww, poor piggie! Puree-ing the meds in a bit of cucumber or a little bit of yogurt always made them disappear.
These meds are liquid, so we have teeny tiny syringes and the vet instructed Lulu to put it in his cheek and squirt. He swallows it with no problem, thank goodness.

But I guess we need to give him a vitamin C suppliment (the vet suggested children's chewable tablets) and this technique sounds perfect for that. Thanks!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85877 May 21, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Alway's thought he was underrated as a musician....along with Dino Dinelli, the drummer for the, Rascals.....
I totally agree. Most people don't realize that The Doors had no bass player; just Ray doing the bass part with his left hand and the melody with his right. Very talented guy and I'm sad he's gone.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#85878 May 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
So, is it any less a crime because it's two girls?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/florida...
With so many of our counties and municipalities, having real financial problems.....seem's unlikely a District Attorney, would decide this battlke is worthy of the resources.....We need new, more liberal rules for teenagers and consentual sex......

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#85879 May 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Heh, and her dorm floor had an end of year "awards" ceremony, I guess, and SIL was voted "Most likely to be the subject of a Lifetime movie". She was nowhere near as amused as I was about this.
Freaking hilarious!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#85880 May 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
So, is it any less a crime because it's two girls?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/florida...
Nope. Put her in chains and lock her @zz up.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#85881 May 21, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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My heart goes out to all of the residents of OK and their families and friends. Hoping that your niece's family is found safe. I had to stop watching the news this morning because it was too overwhelming, especially hearing about the children.
I'm pretty upset about it. My niece (Shawna...the one still here in my house) said he (he's actually a cousin to her daughter) was leaving Norman to go to Moore to get his GF and kids when he heard that it was on the way. None of them have been heard from yet. Shawna said knowing him he would be helping to rescue people. I'm hoping that's all it is.

Samantha, her daughter, is in Norman, but there was a bit of a freak out here for a while since Samantha's best (and other) friend(s) lives in Moore, but she was in Norman and she's safe. My other niece (Tonya, Shawna's sister) lives in Lawton, so she and her kids are a good ways away from it, fortunately.

For the record, we aren't (at all) from OK. Shawna and Tonya moved there as adults and had families.

Shawna (who knows about these things apparently) says she can't understand why they keep rebuilding that town. Apparently it was destroyed several times. <shrug> Yeah, gotta agree with that. I also don't understand why the schools don't have safe rooms/basements.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#85882 May 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
So, is it any less a crime because it's two girls?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/florida...
I was going to post something about this. There is conflicting info out among all o the articles about when thy started their relationship (some are saying that Kaitlyn Hunt was 17 when they started dating and her girlfriend's parents waited until he turned 18 to press charges). What seems to be consistent, though, is that they were teammates/peers on the sports team who knew each other before Kaitlyn turned 18 and it was consensual. There is a Romeo and Juliet law in FL that may apply.

The other thing that stands out to me is that two judges ruled that Kaitlyn could finish school and graduate, but her girlfriend's parents appealed to the school board until she was expelled and sent to an alternative high school. That is not the DA just following the law, it is the parents persecuting a teenager.

This does not seem like the imbalance of power that the statutory rape laws are supposed to protect against. Spirit of the law and all that. I have said in the past that I don't think high school boys should be prosecuted for this the day after they turn 18, either.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#85883 May 21, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>With so many of our counties and municipalities, having real financial problems.....seem's unlikely a District Attorney, would decide this battlke is worthy of the resources.....We need new, more liberal rules for teenagers and consentual sex......
This is the most ridiculous, ludicrous, brainless, moronic, and idiotic thing I've heard in a long time.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#85884 May 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Since the town is in the meddle of a tornado alley and was hit badly in 1999, WTH didn't teh grammar school have a safe room?
The school board/city/council members who voted against it should have their pictures plastered on teh i-net with their "budget" votes against it.
Or the parents who voted against the referendum that would have paid for it can be glad they saved $10 in property taxes.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#85885 May 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
So, is it any less a crime because it's two girls?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/florida...
I wouldn't think it's a crime if the 18yo were a guy. No crime here. Just two parents who can't accept that their kid is gay and she's sexually active.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#85886 May 21, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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This is the most ridiculous, ludicrous, brainless, moronic, and idiotic thing I've heard in a long time.
If you read your own posts, you couldn't say this.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#85887 May 21, 2013
I dont think they make a building that can withstand an F4 or stronger tornado. I do think that schools (and homes/businesses) should be built with an underground bunker that has multiple exit routes.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I'm pretty upset about it. My niece (Shawna...the one still here in my house) said he (he's actually a cousin to her daughter) was leaving Norman to go to Moore to get his GF and kids when he heard that it was on the way. None of them have been heard from yet. Shawna said knowing him he would be helping to rescue people. I'm hoping that's all it is.
Samantha, her daughter, is in Norman, but there was a bit of a freak out here for a while since Samantha's best (and other) friend(s) lives in Moore, but she was in Norman and she's safe. My other niece (Tonya, Shawna's sister) lives in Lawton, so she and her kids are a good ways away from it, fortunately.
For the record, we aren't (at all) from OK. Shawna and Tonya moved there as adults and had families.
Shawna (who knows about these things apparently) says she can't understand why they keep rebuilding that town. Apparently it was destroyed several times. <shrug> Yeah, gotta agree with that. I also don't understand why the schools don't have safe rooms/basements.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#85888 May 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I wouldn't think it's a crime if the 18yo were a guy. No crime here. Just two parents who can't accept that their kid is gay and she's sexually active.
Absolutely....time to face, kid's growing up too soon....Surprised the younger one's parents insist on dragging both thru the mud.....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#85889 May 21, 2013
What I read said that the school was the strongest building in the area, and I did not read anything about a proposal to build a shelter was shot down by anyone.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Or the parents who voted against the referendum that would have paid for it can be glad they saved $10 in property taxes.

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