Sunday, April 26, 2009

Grieving for my Navy/Stennis family...

The Stennis lost a sailor in an accident this past week after they pulled into Singapore. My heart and prayers go out to his family, and to all of the families touched by this saddening accident. I talked to Bobby after it happened, the sailor was not someone he knew or worked with, but any loss hits the ship family hard. It's a sad, sad weekend for all of those affected.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Because there is plenty of guilt in motherhood...

It is very nice when there is something to just not feel bad about. On FLN's "Big Green Lies" last night they looked at the issue of cloth diapers vs. disposable diapers, and the winner is BOTH. The environmental impact of 'sposies and CDs is about the same (and those of us that live in Phoenix should note that because we live in a desert with a water shortage we 'sposies moms are actually probably making the MORE responsible choice). Nice to know that which ever you choose you can rest easy and keep the diaper guilt (at least) to a minimum.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mom puts unruly tweens out of the car...

Mom Ejects Girls Drives Off

This could have been a very good learning experience for these girls. At 10 and 12 they could have learned that their mom means what she says, that she follows through with her threats and that they are expected to act decent to each other...instead, they are learning that they have power to fight their mom when they are punished and that the state and the judicial system will help them.

I think this is so sad and a real example of how difficult it can be to be a good parent when the state is looking over your shoulder all the time making your parenting decisions for you. Makes me want to start my own "creepy compound" where me and my friends can live and raise our children as we see fit without the threat of prosecution at every turn and we might have a chance to raise healthy responsible adults, the more stuff like this happens the more I wonder if that is even possible in today's society with the current judicial/legislative system...hey Rachel, you still interested in finding a big piece of land for a compound in Wyoming?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Are you kidding me?

I hate photo radar as much as the next guy, but to shoot a photo radar van driver and kill him in cold blood as he talked on the phone to his wife. My heart goes out to the victim and his family and I hope that the shooter receives the maximum penalty. Hate photo radar go to the government and protest it correctly, do not hurt the people that are just doing their jobs to impliment it.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Who'da Guessed?

There are still a few people with some common sense floating around and one of them wrote The 5 Most Popular Safety Laws (That Don't Work).

They missed the totally assinine practice of stripping us down and running us all through the pointless security checkpoint at the airport, but other than that, it's pretty right on.