Recent comments from 'Mrs. A'
|Good job PRIDE, bad job Arizona|
Friday, May 7, 2010: 1:19 pm
|Drummer, what restaurant are you referring to? Do you know for a fact that they are illegal, or are you simply (heaven forbid) racial profiling?|
|Don’t condemn our officers|
Friday, May 7, 2010: 9:43 am
|Proud American, I couldn't have said it any better. |
I'm sure the boy has had a hard life and needs some TLC, but the fact still remains that he was out of control and needed a wake up call. If someone is violent, as it sounds was the case here, they need to be dealt with in whatever manner is deemed appropriate by the officers on the scene. Period.
The boy was the one being physically abusive in this case and it was the officers duty to protect the people around him. Funny how so many seem to want to overlook that part.
|Bullying rules should apply to all|
Thursday, May 6, 2010: 1:20 pm
|Many times teachers/staff don't see the bullying because it happens in places like parking lots, restrooms, locker rooms, etc. Most of it actually happens outside of school. (No, I'm not a teacher at MHS, but I do have a daughter who attends.) Realistically, should we expect our teachers and lunch ladies to be held accountable as babysitters? Can we expect them to monitor bathrooms and locker rooms every minute of every day? Can we expect them to perform a miracle by controlling a teenage bully who has not been taught value of life by his own parents?|
Bullying is nothing new. It's been around forever. Laws haven't stopped illegal immigration, gun smuggling, drug use or domestic violence and I suspect they would be just as ineffective here. More laws might make you feel better, but they aren't going to stop the bullying. Besides, there are already laws against assault and battery... same thing as far as I can tell.
How about we ask the school to help us educate our kids? If we work WITH the school, we might see some positive results. If they will provide some education on bullying and the effects of mental and physical abuse, and provide the kids with resources for help, maybe the bullies will see it in a different light. After all, that’s what we really need isn’t it? For the bullies to “get it”? If the bullies get the idea of the damage they’re truly causing, and see everyone getting resources for help, maybe things will calm. After all, you wouldn’t let your child stick their finger in a light socket without first educating him on the effects would you? (For anyone who might be on the fence on this one, the correct answer is “no”.)
With all that said, I completely understand that if your child is being bullied, and his/her parents don't step up to put a stop to it, that you have to turn somewhere. I say go for it. File those charges and make ‘em learn the hard way! I’m just saying that I think education might be a good long-term solution.
What say you MHS?
|A new look for downtown|
Thursday, April 29, 2010: 12:26 pm
|I would love to open up a shop on the square, but all the current vacancies are a major negative for a prospective small business.|
|Ready to make a big ‘splash’|
Thursday, April 29, 2010: 10:55 am
|I took a walk through the park the other day and saw what was being done. BRAVO! I'm GLAD to see my tax dollars are going to something nice that we can all use and enjoy! (Oh the counties I've lived in before where my tax dollars seemed to disappear into thin air with nothing to show for it.) |
Let's face it, there isn't much for kids to do in Martinsville, so this will be a nice outlet for them.
|Lawsuits expected over Ariz. illegal immigrant law|
Wednesday, April 28, 2010: 9:39 am
|Hello? Mr. President? Hi, uh, it's The People. Can you hear me? Hello?|
|Good job PRIDE, bad job Arizona|
Wednesday, April 28, 2010: 9:29 am
"And it will cost billions of dollars to round up, arrest and then ship illegal immigrants back home."
Just exactly how much do you think it will cost to provide housing, welfare, food, education and healthcare for those 13 million people? A lift back to their own country would be much cheaper in the long run.
"That many new taxpayers could net America more than $50 billion a year in annual tax revenues."
You seem to overlook the fact that illegal immigrants are not tax paying Americans! If tax revenues increase, it's only because the middle class are having to pay up even more (again!) in order to support these freeloaders. Just how long do you think we, the middle class, can sustain that kind of creative financing?
Illegal immigrants are a major source for gangs, violent crime, drug smuggling, increased prison population, rising education, welfare and healthcare costs (I could go on). When are people going to stop playing the tired old race card and start using common sense? Someone needing help is one thing, but the freeloading has to STOP!
YOU GO ARIZONA!!! LEGAL aliens welcome!
|Special prosecutor appointed to look into tasing incident|
Tuesday, April 27, 2010: 11:44 am
|Sounds to me like the 10 year old kid needed some pretty heavy discipline and the officers gave it to him. I fail to see the problem here.|
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