Feb 27, 2008
He never wanted to speak with the public about health care either. Guess he knows all and we must go numb behind him. (Dec 31, 2009 | post #41)
I don't know about any of his charitable work but nowhere in this article does it note any. I am left to think that, whatever it it, it doesn't mean anything to the author or the SB and is thus irrelevant to his nomination. I don't understand why he would be given this notoriety given that the article just describes him doing what he is so well paid to do (and arguably does well). This article more correctly belongs on the sports page as a year end retrospective. (Dec 31, 2009 | post #11)
They were talking about building bombs using dry ice and plastic soda bottles this morning. Other homemade concoctions were also discussed. These use everyday materials. Another law isn't going to ban them. People have to be more respectful. Frankly, if these people have to let out these energies I'd rather have them use firecrackers (which produce paper shrapnel) rather than be hit by plastic from an exploding soda bottle. (Dec 31, 2009 | post #13)
They voted for drug testing then claimed that it was only because ... They vote for furlough and it is only because ... When do the teachers take responsibility for what they vote? (Dec 29, 2009 | post #52)
"After steep losses, most industries will begin to start adding jobs early next year," Bonham said, but he added that the recovery will be weak. Then why is the forecast for job growth at -1% for 2010 and unemployment up by .3%? Amazing too that inflation would be up while income is down. Is that result of tax increases? (Dec 18, 2009 | post #8)
For many, teachers are day care providers already. (Dec 7, 2009 | post #11)
If you knew anything about Shriners you would know that they take patients, regardless of income, and treat them free. The only requirements are that you have a condition that they treat (scholiosis in my daughter's case) and that you be under 18 when you are first treated. They even have free lodging for parents who live from far away so they can come with their children. There is no "fortunate minority." If they can help you they will. And, while you are casting aspersions, I have volunteered time, donated money, and sewn quilts for the hospital to express my thanks for their generosity. My parents have also escorted recovered patients back and forth across the Pacific when it was time for them to return home. How I have in any way denied help to others must be a figment of your own imagination. What have you done to help? Anything? (or is it better to call people names?) (Dec 4, 2009 | post #29)
I do all of that yet still had stage II breast cancer at age 46. All the doctor would say was "ideopathic. " Sometimes you just can't help I guess. (Dec 4, 2009 | post #23)
I don't understand why a subsidy is paid to a relative who is watching a child. Shouldn't a grandmother or an aunt or uncle watch a child in need if they can? And the argument is that, if this subsidy goes away, then the relative will not watch the child? What has happened to the concept of ohana that is so exalted? (Dec 4, 2009 | post #6)
At least Bush visited the troops one Thanksgiving. Did you see any troops at Obama's Thanksgiving or at his fancy state dinner? He doesn't care unless he can have them in a photo op. (Dec 4, 2009 | post #76)
Rest assured that Obama will be plastered on the media here 24/7 just like the last time. Again with the Star-Bulletin asking for your Obama pics etc. It must be easier for them to fawn rather than report real news. You can bet there'll be no hard questions for him because "he's on vacation." (Dec 4, 2009 | post #75)
Re: Football Broadcast and "Public schools for the public to watch." First, there is no right to view a game free. If you don't want to pay $29, take the bus, pay the small admission, and take the bus back home. Another option would be to listen to the radio. That's free! Second, would you have the same response regarding UH football games? Seems that there are fees to watch that publicly financed institution on t.v. Third, one of the schools is a private school so how does that fit into your statement? Fourth, if some of this money goes to help high school sports, sports that have had their budgets cut, then why not have those who appreciate the sport pay? Why is that greed? Nobody's forcing them to do so. Fifth, if cable is too pricey then cut it out. I watch my tv over the air. No monthly cost for that. (Dec 4, 2009 | post #7)
There are many ways to deal with people who can't afford medical insurance than the monstrous plan that is before Congress. My daughter received an operation at Shriners, for example, and that was from a private entity for which my insurance did not pay. But you think it will be better with the government, a government you can't sue and with which you are compelled to do business, when they refuse treatment? Maybe I should be ashamed but you are naive and drinking too much Kool-Aid! (Nov 25, 2009 | post #27)
At age 46 I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. The 1"+ lump was deep & the doctor felt it only because "the tests told him where it was." It'd appeared after a clean mammo just one year earlier. I had no danger signs (e.g. family hist) so who knows why I received this diagnosis. Now I should've waited 'til I was 50? Tell that to my 4 kids (then 8-15...) whose mother would now be dead. If this is what govt health care 'll be like, then I don't want it. (Nov 25, 2009 | post #14)
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