We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
No external effort can help Haiti, but this kind of BS is worse than help. Haiti needs jobs, then all else will follow. But it's so corrupt, nobody will place a factory there. And forget tourism to this hell-hole - unlike neighboring Dominican.
All sides - the "critics" of Israel, her supporters, and everyone in between--agree that the "peace flotilla" affair is a disaster for Israel. I disagree. I say it is a victory for Israel, for truth, and for civilization in its eternal war against barbarism. The affair has not discredited Israel, but its "critics." It has made it plain beyond a shadow of doubt that the "critics" are in reality remorseless enemies who deny Israel the right to exist, as shown by the fact that they have portrayed Israel's perfectly legitimate and necessary act of self-defense as a crime against humanity. The "critics" have thus uncovered the truth about themselves and can no longer credibly deny it: that they are not high-minded humanitarians but allies of Hamas in its jihadist war of extermination against the Jewish state.
I like to see all kids working at crappy jobs like I did. This does not bode well for America's future:
The O is worse than Cahtah, and that is pretty bad. We told ya' so. Lots of O voters need to wake up, repent for the sin of voting for this bumbler, and elect a GOP Congress who can marginalize his ability to do further harm. Even Joe Biden would do better at the helm. The O is just pathetic, dangerously pathetic.
Obama/management/work...the President of representative of a class of people who actually do not understand that there is a difference between talking about something and doing something. See my post from a galaxy far away.
Clearly the only solution to over-hot women in the workforce is to ask the men to stay home if they can't control themselves. They can probably find some women to support them if they're nice enough about it.
Looks to me as if Ms. Lorenzana is quite modestly dressed, compared to the actresses on CSI and other TV shows, whose business clothes show deep cleavage which used to be reserved for after work social gatherings. At least Ms Lorenzana is wearing a black turtle-neck. Sure -- it fits closely, but all women's clothes are shrink-wrapped these days. If you evil-minded males [bless your hearts] imagine her attributes, that's your business. And evidently her bosses have similar mind-sets and great imaginations.
It's not the just the clothes, nor their appearance Marianne.
There is a quality that some women have that just drives men nuts. They have a sparkle in their eyes and flash coy smiles when they speak. Yeah, they're good looking, but there are many others who are equally or better looking.
I can see requiring that once a team gets up by 5 goals they should have to pull as many starters as possible and substitute for them. My kids have done a lot of youth sports and I've seen some coaches of 8-year-olds that think that they're playing in the World Cup. There ARE a$$holes out there coaching youth teams.
But once you go past that kind of thing I'd say "play it out". I've seen lacrosse and basketball games where the refs said "from now on we're playing with a running clock" (i.e., no more stopping the clock where you normally would) and baseball/softball games where the coach of the winning team said "O.K., from now on nobody swings away, everybody bunts." I've also seen basketball games where the coach said "3 passes before someone shoots, no driving the lane." But you still play. Better you get beat but are still standing at the end of the game then have to leave the field before the clock runs out. These kids are not going to celebrate being on the wrong end of a 6-0 score as a win. They know better.
And so should the parents. But, they don't. "Involved parents" generally means "over-protective mom" who never played a competitive sport in her life herself and thinks that self-esteem is given, not earned.