The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Unreliable sources report that George W. Bush has said that if he "had a son he'd look like Chris Lane".
It looks like the original report I read was correct....two black kids and one white kid. Seems like two parents have made statements along the lines of "my kid isn't like that".
I look forward to hearing what these fine young men have to say for themselves because at this point I kind of figure them to be a disgrace to all mankind.
Oh yeah...to the white kid who was apparently crying in his jail cell and claiming "I didn't pull the trigger"......go **** yourself! You chose to play with punks and be a tough guy. Well, tough guy, how'd that all work out for you? If you never see the light of day again it will be too soon as far as I'm concerned.
I am so sick and damned tired of hearing "Well, they're just kids". NO!!! They're soon to be adults and if you don't get them on the right track from the git-go you're failing them. You can be warm and affectionate and understanding and STILL exercise appropriate discipline.
As a society we need to stop playing this damned game where we figure that since failure is inevitable we should cater to the least common denominator. Screw that!! It's time to EXPECT good, productive behavior and to redirect when people fail instead of coddle them and tell them "It's OK. It's not your fault. We'll take care of you." **** that! How about a little more, "You failed. You now have two choices; you can respond to that failure in a way that lessens the chance of failing again or you can wallow around in misery and never accomplish anything again. If you chose the first option I'll help you. If you choose the second you're on your own."
I don't care if your doctor has diagnosed your kid as ADD or whatever. The kid is disrupting class and making it harder for the other kids to learn. They need to straighten up or ship off to special ed. If they can't learn math or English then we'll teach them a trade so at least they can be a productive member of society at some point. If your 14 year old wants birth control then they need to get it from you, not the school. If junior is caught tagging walls in the neighborhood then he'll be out here every Saturday and Sunday for a month scrubbing the stuff off and if "it wasn't him, he was just hanging with those kids" then....tough! He'll STILL be out here scrubbing away. If he's stealing I really don't care that he's 12. There are plenty of streets that need sweeping and curbs that need painting for $1 an hour until he can pay back twice what he stole.
Oh, I almost forgot, if Junior "forgets" to show up for his court appointed duty then YOU can come out and work the same routine.