In the early Martin Scorsese movie Taxi Driver, a mentally unstable Robert De Niro, armed to the teeth, stalks out a candidate’s political rally but is chased off by alert security people.The massacre in Tucson, Arizona seems almost a tragic reenactment of that scene in real life. Six people were killed and 12 others wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, when a gunman opened fire in front of a Safeway supermarket. The congresswoman had been hosting a meeting with constituents Saturday morning when the attack began. The alleged assailant, a 22-year-old local youth is in custody.This... Read More
New Year's Resolutions
Some people make new year's resolutions. I don't think I have met someone who has admitted to doing this. Me? I make a resolution of faith, but the traditional resolution to give up or limit chocolate, lose five pounds or read 25 books before the year or actually try to keep up with housework while both boys are in the home (9 & 12)...well, let's just say, it isn't going to happen, it wouldn't be prudent and I'm not gonna do it. I'm an adult now and I don't have to if I don't wanto to. So, Nah! Besides, I have other things I can count on to occupy my time,... Read More
The death of a foster child like everything in life is a combination of a thousand little things, any one of which had it changed, would have resulted in a much different outcome. The issue though is preventable changes. Things that competence, or decency, or forethought, which would have prevented the single terrible factor that led to the death of a child.
There is usually enough blame to go around when such tragedies occur. A birth parent, a related adult, or even a foster parent may murder a child, or cause that child to take their own life. Yet if signs were ignored by police... Read More
So, I'm checking out BlogCatalog and visiting different blogs I find interesting. Then, lo and behold, it's me! That's right. The blog "Be Your Own Detective" is actually featuring me on its latest post! Must have been a slow day in the detective business. Actually, the point of the story was pretty neat. How often do you take the time to see how much information is available about you on the world wide web? You may think you know. Then again, you may be surprised! Check it out for yourself! Visit Investigating Other Bloggers - gilleansmith.wordpress.com. Check out some of the other posts and... Read More
NBC's, Today Show Co-host, Matt Lauer sat down with President Barak Obama to talk about what may be the hottest topic being discussed across the country; education.
While per pupil funding has continued to go up in recent decades, student scores have continued to go down. Many point the finger at teachers who aren't doing what is necessary to help provide a quality education for every student.
Just two months ago, Washington, D.C., Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee fired 241 teachers under a new evaluation system that holds teachers accountable for student test scores. She also... Read More
Now, for my opinion on the article "Rising Poverty Level and Obama's Middle Class Fantasy". I gave this article an over all rating of 4 stars. It is a very good article and we need more of these on BrooWaha. We can never have enough. It was so good infact that it inspired me to write a comment. That comment grew until I realized it was a complete article in rebuttal to Dan Ehrlich's stance on the issue. No matter how well written, I respectfully disagree.
3rd generation Americans (that includes me) are lazy and spoiled. We never had to earn anything. My great grandfather came... Read More
To be honest, I wouldn’t know “fall fashion” from its other seasonal counterparts, except that when it gets colder, I tend to put more clothes on. That being said, it seems that no matter how much advice is offered on what not to wear these days (i.e. a Google search of “what not to wear” yielded approx. 726,000 results), there seem to be more and more examples of people who either got dressed in the dark or let their pets/pre-adolescent children choose their clothes. I recently had an occasion to be at a grocery store near the middle of the day and it looked like everyone there had... Read More
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Nice article.. Loved to read. I will be sharing it on my social profiles.. Cheers!!
The only problem is that one in three homes have a diamond engagement/wedding rings...so really how special or unique are they? Just a thought...
therin lies the problem...cost few can afford.