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Cows escape after slaughterhouse truck overturns

Ugh, that was "utterly " ridiculous :)  (Jul 25, 2010 | post #31)

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Elvis?  (Jul 25, 2010 | post #2321)

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***Keep a Word~Drop a Word***

Showers off  (Jul 25, 2010 | post #10609)

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Last Post Wins!

Meee!! Did I win???  (Jul 25, 2010 | post #70580)

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Charges dropped for homeowner who tackled prankster

Good!  (Jul 25, 2010 | post #1)

Queensbury, NY

'Shea' loophole closed in drunken-driving law

Only a worthless, dirtbag would make light of such a serious situation. May the only person you kill, when you DO kill someone, be yourself.  (Jul 25, 2010 | post #6)

Lake Placid, NY

Saranac Lake girl victim of racism

Oh! This makes me so angry and my heart goes out to that girl! I felt your pain! You'll get through it and be strong and better yourself. Living well is the BEST revenge!! You know what? The first thing I thought was this...the child is worried about getting darker? Doesn't her mom put sunscreen on her? Just because she's got more melanin doesn't mean she's immune to premature aging and skin cancer. That being said.. Teach this girl to fight. Seriously. I was harassed terribly in school just one town over. It got so bad I developed a duodenal blockage and ulcers when I was 14. I was so sick my parents took me to the ER and I had to have all kinds of tests. Upper GIs, psych tests, blood work, you name it. Not only was school hell but finding out that I was sick because school was hell was even more hell. Why was I picked on? I was different. I was from Long Island, I wasn't allowed to go out at night with my friends, I didn't do all the same things the other kids in school did, I didn't wear all the same fashions the other kids wore and when I did...the torment was even worse because there's nothing worse than being yourself than trying to fit in! Kids are cruel. The school should have a no tolerance policy put in place and instead of suspending kids from school they should be given more work as a punishment. But first and foremost, it is the fault of the parents of the bullies. This girl needs to learn how to fight for herself, intellectually and physically. It took me a little while but I had to bust a few faces to earn my peace. I hated doing it and I always warned people that if they pushed me to my limit where I felt I needed to protect myself, I would hurt them. A strong right hook or a fist to the nose makes a huge point especially if you are trained to get the attacker down, as I was. Like Ralphy in "A Christmas Story" I know just how he felt beating up that bully! It took a short while for the bullies to learn that I meant what I said...others weren't very smart and it took a few defensive beatings before they got the message. Physical violence seems like it's never the way but when you are dealing with unruly, unregulated, threatening bullies and the school district is making no effort to stop it, you have to look out for yourself and sometimes a broken nose is all they can understand. That's because bullies are generally stupid, insecure and ignorant. While it is summer, she needs to be trained to defend herself. Also call a lawyer, in my day the teachers just turned a blind eye. That doesn't float in THIS day and age. Sue the whole school district! The Glens Falls, Queensbury and Corinth Schools all have education programs in effect and they have a no tolerance policy for bullying...wake up Saranac Lake money is tight for schools now a days, a law suit that this child's parents can win will really hurt your football program now won't it? Do what's right.  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #4)

Queensbury, NY

'Shea' loophole closed in drunken-driving law

Excuse me but what is NOT premeditated about knowing that the potential of killing someone is more than greatly increased when you get into the driver's seat of a car and drive it while drunk? If it were not then it would not be a crime in the first place. Hate is not exclusive to the motive for a premeditated murder, callousness, greed and selfishness all apply. There's something pretty selfish about getting into your car, drunk and putting other people's lives at risk. You drive drunk people can be killed by you. Driving drunk is a choice. You choose to drive drunk, you choose to put other people's lives at stake for the fun of it. Therefore, if you choose to go out to drink and you choose to not make any other arraignments and you choose that you'll be driving yourself home drunk then you chose to potentially kill others. Sounds like premeditation to me. It's not as if this is a brand new concept. That's like saying that someone who picks up a gun for whatever reason, aims at someone's head shoots and kills them can say, "well, I didn't know that could happen." It's not as if it's not on TV, in schools and on the radio for over 25 years that drunks kill innocents when they drive. So, it is obviously premeditated.  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #4)

Queensbury, NY

Review: Dave Barnes Auto Body & Repair

Larry, It seems as if all you want to do is complain. Jeff offered to advocate for you on June 14th and what did you with that? ....You complained some more, nearly a month later. No follow up posting here on your apparent treatment by Dave Barnes' Auto Body translates into you not doing anything about it. You lost your own fender? $40 for a lousy decal so people think you are cool? $1800 in additional damage? What on Earth did you do to your car? It sounds like you wanted something they were unable to give you and now you're complaining about it. People often want something for nothing and then have a hissy fit when they don't get it. Maybe this is why you ignored Jeff's advocacy because it's actually you who are in the wrong? That's what I understand from the information you left here. AND seriously, if you've gone to an auto body repair shop enough times, in the past, to know enough to compare the service then to the way things are now, it sounds like driving lessons are in order! Things that make you go Hmmmmm.  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #5)

Queensbury, NY

r.o.a.r.

GOOD POST!!! I have a few more things to say! Whoever abuses an animal will or already has made the transition to other humans. Stop ALL abusers!If you say you respect life, then you must respect ALL life. No one should suffer needlessly. Never buy a pet shop puppy!! NEVER!! Their mothers and fathers are kept in tiny cages, even if they are "clean" and inspected and do NOTHING all their pitiful lives but produce litter after litter after litter. They never know love, they never have a home, no one scratches their belly or plays fetch with them. They are alone, abandoned to their hopeless fate. Then when they are worn out, they are killed and discarded like garbage. So are the sick puppies and kittens in pet shops. What do you think they do with the sick ones? They are nothing but a commodity, a thing to be bought and sold. They are also thrown out, like garbage. "Designer dogs" are just over priced mutts! Save your money. Go to the shelter! Someone there needs you! Keep you cats in the house!!!! Cats aren't the brightest tools in the shed, they have the mentality of a 4 year old human...would you let a four year old wander the streets? If someone hits your cat or dog with their car...YOU killed that animal, not the driver because you allowed your pet to roam. That cat belongs purring in your lap not dealing with ticks, fleas, predators and cars. ***When you go to bed tonight know that in the USA alone, nearly 10,000...that's TEN THOUSAND dogs, cats, kitten and puppies shut their eyes for the last time today not because they were sick or aggressive or anything like that at all but just because there was no homes for them. Spay and neuter your pets and if you can afford it, pay for the spaying and neutering of a poor neighbor's pets. Want your kids to learn about the miracle of life? Get a book or better yet, let them watch you! Nearly 10,000 were killed today. Nearly 10,000 will die tomorrow. What are you going to do? Can you save even one?  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #2)

Queensbury, NY

Handy man fraud alert

You cannot be shorn if you do not first allow yourself to be a sheep. Always get a contract. Never make a check out to a personal name but always to the business name. Why? It shows proof that your payment was for the business and the work contracted for. The bank cannot cash a check made out to a business name it must be deposited and held, that's a federal law. Check Angieslist.com Ask around. You have neighbors, right? If he needs the money right away, up front, you make want to reconsider. Listen to your gut! If it smells fishy, throw it back!! Call the cops! TELL EVERYONE!! Use your brain. Be ashamed if you get taken and call the cops ASAP. Own your mistake, you are human after all. Remember, you made the error in judgement a con artist doesn't make anything if he only runs into thinking people. Remember your embarrassment and maybe that'll will cause you to think about it next time someone comes to con you, either that or learn how to "Baaa". You are only a victim because you allowed yourself to be. I realized this after I got taken by a disreputable mechanic for over $300 when I was 22. That was a lot right then. I was stupid and naive. I learned from my error!  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #2)

Queensbury, NY

'Shea' loophole closed in drunken-driving law

I was just thinking about this tragic event the other day. I saw a dune Buggy and remembered "Herbie Reynolds" Mr. Shea's killer. I knew Mr. Shea, I grew up in Lake Placid I went to school with Jimmy and my family is friends of the Shea's. How tragic, his grandson was the third of his family to win an Olympic medal but he had been killed just before and never got to make that wonderful, proud phone call to Jimmy. I also knew Herbert "Herbie" Reynolds, he was a few years above me in school but we all knew the purple dune buggy. It was a multiple shock to know the victim, his family and the killer. How sad that the penalties for murdering someone with your car...WHILE DRUNK...are so lax. I am glad Governor Patterson signed the bill closing the loophole. There should have never been a loophole in the first place. Murderers shouldn't be protected by loopholes. Drunk driving IS attempted murder, period. Driving drunk and then killing someone IS murder, period. It's high time drunks be treated the way they ought to be treated. I do not care if they have an "illness " that is a lame excuse for killing and maiming people. Psychopaths have an illness and they don't get away with as much as drunks do. Alcohol abuse is first a crutch and then an excuse and then an illness and it's all of their own choosing. Surely as someone who choses to purchase a gun, goes to an office building, chooses to open fire and kills people. If you are drunk...and you know when you are drunk, saying you didn't know is a cop out...if you are drunk and you get into the driver's side of the car and drive it, you KNOW you are looking to maybe kill or maim someone and you don't care who. I knew a drunk, when Princess Diana was killed, he was proud. He told me that drunks, like him, change the world and no one does anything about it except sing songs, slap wrists and try to be understanding of their illness. He bragged that if someone wanted to be a serial killer all they had to do was drink and drive and nothing really terrible would happen to them. They'd get some time...maybe but usually it would be a slap on the wrist and they'd be free to kill again another day. Taking someone's license doesn't stop them from driving if they really want to drive. How scary it is that he was right!!!  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #1)

Queensbury, NY

Baby suffocates while sleeping with mom

I think maybe the real point is being lost by all the "expert" mothers out there. There are cultures of people who have slept with their infants for millennia. Cribs and nurseries are fairly new to the scene of child rearing, as the long history of reproduction goes. So, that is not the point. Being aware, responsible, mature and mentally and financially ready IS. (By financially ready, I mean a good job and home NOT on the system. That is NOT being ready) How many times do we hear of a mature, responsible, married mother smothering her child? It happens, rarely. It's nearly always the ones who really shouldn't be having children yet, or in some cases...ever, who find themselves in these situations. Or maybe their no good "boyfriend " beats the child up...how many times has THAT happened? That's NOT saying that married women do not have problems or are automatically the greatest mothers OR that all unmarried mothers are irresponsible ...but it is saying that a woman who waits to bear children until after she is married probably has her head in the right place as opposed to a girl who was out to have a good time or impress the boyfriend who was too stupid to buy condoms and she ended up pregnant. Pretty much anyone can get knocked up, it's the smart ones and responsible ones who know how to not get pregnant until they are educated and all prepared to bring a new life into the world. Generally, those women are married. Can we deny this? No. The point?? 17 months ago this girl was foolish, stupid and unprotected and the child that was the result got to suffocate to death. If you love children you will want them to be brought into a loving, prepared, mature home that is ready for the work of raising an infant into a decent, productive member of the world. Educate women about everything their bodies can do and will do! BEFORE they start getting urges and don't discount the urges because you are too prudish to discuss it. That's NOT going to make them go away, is it? We all have the right to know what's going on with our bodies and our hormones and where babies really come from. So, teach the truth ALL OF IT, teach self respect AND shame! There's nothing wrong with that! Knowing that there are right ways and wrong ways of conducting oneself will only protect a kid as they grow up. If you do something stupid and end up with a baby before you are ready (mentally and financially) you will more than likely ruin your own life and in turn the life of your child. This girl now has a second chance at life once she works through the consequences of her foolishness and the tragedy of the death of her infant. I hope she gets all the help and support she needs but if she had a strong family unit and good upbringing she more than likely would never have gotten herself knocked up in the first place and she'd be in college right now instead of mourning her infant. Maybe now (after she recovers) she can go to college or get her GED if she dropped out of school. Maybe now she can make something of her life other than a statistic of yet another loose, welfare mother with illegitimate children. If that not "PC" then think about this...do you want your kid to be burdened with a baby before they get their own life started? Do you want them on "the system" with nothing to look forward to except having yet another baby with some other stranger or another worthless, loser who's not man enough to marry her? I am NOT sorry for what I said and I will never be. Think about your own child first and put her in that situation and then decide if what I said is tough love, mean or "un-PC". We are far too soft and it's the children who are suffering for our weakness.  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #22)

Queensbury, NY

8-year-old fire victim was also victim of sex abuse

Have they figured out how this horrible, deadly fire started...or was started? Isn't it a little too convenient that the witness/victim of her sick bastard of a grandfather ended up dead not too long before his trial? I personally do not believe in coincidence and this, to me smells really funny. Am I the only one who feels this way? Or have I been watching too many cop shows? Oh, and all sex abusers should be castrated...physic ally. You misuse "it" you should lose "it"...t hank you.  (Jul 24, 2010 | post #1)

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