Palate cleanser-Feel good story of the day [Weirddave]

So it seems that an autistic boy in Florida was about to turn six. His parents planned a birthday party for him and invited all of his classmates, but all of them declined to come (aside - WTF? I'm the parent of a kid just a few years older, and I've always considered such things almost obligatory. No, they're technically not, but it's part and parcel of being a member of a community, y'know?). The little boy was crushed.

Best birthday ever

Though no one RSVP'd, Buratti and her husband John Buratti were 'still holding on to the hope that some of them would show up' to the party for her son, who has epilepsy and a mild form of autism.

'From the minute he woke up that day he wanted to know how many minutes until his friends came,' Buratti, 25, said, adding that his eyes filled with tears when he learned no one was coming.

In frustration, his mom posted a rant on a local Facebook group. Members of the community saw this, and responded. "Hey, can I bring my kids?". The local police department showed up, as did the fire department, complete with fire trucks. The police chopper did a flyby of the party (and even this crusty old ficon won't say boo about the public funds that surely were needed to pay for things like fuel).

In short, a bunch of people in Osceola, Fl. acted like most of us expect other Americans to act. Not all people are good, many are bad, more are indifferent and some are downright evil (the story linked is from the Daily Mail, a good place to find stories about downright evil people), but I think most people are fundamentally good. It's nice to see news stories reminding us of this.


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1 But what kind of cake was it?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:16 PM (VAsIq)

2 Link fixed.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 05:16 PM (WvS3w)

3 That cake sounds awful, Weirddave.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:17 PM (VAsIq)

4 That's two feel good stories for today. I linked to one on the morning thread weirdave.


From the morning thread


Feel good story of the day. Not all of our teens of today are bad.


http://bit.ly/1Ggnx3J

Posted by: Vic at February 22, 2015 05:17 PM (wlDny)

5 No most people are not fundamentally good. *That* is why stories like this are so nice to hear.

Posted by: Ssimoson4848 at February 22, 2015 05:19 PM (yr+hM)

6 From the story: "Ashlee Buratti said that she still hadn't heard from any of the parents of Glenn's classmates a week after the party, but she wanted to thank all of the strangers that made her son's day"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:20 PM (VAsIq)

7 Good story. Thanks.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/selection-du-weekend-128-24.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 22, 2015 05:20 PM (1RvOn)

8 Wonderful.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 22, 2015 05:21 PM (/WPPJ)

9
Did they all show up the day of his party at the last minute? Didnt quite get that from the story. If so, impressive. If not, still impressive.

He had a knock out party that wd send most kids, especially little boys, to the moon: fire engines, police cars, motorcycles, swat teams. lol And some great toys, too. Bet eveyrone had a wonderful time. Party of the Year!!!

Posted by: Bruce J. at February 22, 2015 05:21 PM (iQIUe)

10 No wonder we're becoming a nation of brats and special snowflakes (referring to the kids whose parents didn't bring them to the party).

What a sweet-looking little boy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:22 PM (FsuaD)

11
I would be interested in profiling his classmates families to learn more about what motivates someone to treat a child in such a rude and condescending manner?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 22, 2015 05:22 PM (P330y)

12 If good people were in the minority, then the world would be far nastier than it is.

Posted by: eman at February 22, 2015 05:22 PM (MQEz6)

13 Ssimoson4848, I think you're wrong, and the fact that stories like this are rarer than the other kind argues for people's basic goodness empirically. It's not "newsworthy" when someone acts kindly because it happens so often. It is "newsworthy" when someone behaves badly because it's outside of the norm.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 05:23 PM (WvS3w)

14 Cute story. The Mail ran it cause the mom has British teeth.




I denounce myself

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 05:23 PM (0FSuD)

15 >>>He had a knock out party that wd send most kids, especially little boys,
to the moon: fire engines, police cars, motorcycles, swat teams.<<<




It was all going splendidly... until we shot his dog.

Posted by: militarized thug cops at February 22, 2015 05:24 PM (OVx7B)

16 The old news maxim was "If it bleeds it ledes."

Now well "Lets cover for Gaylord."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 22, 2015 05:24 PM (1RvOn)

17 The other kids parents must have been a bunch of progtards. Props to the police and firemen. They made that kids day. He won't forget that day for a long time.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 22, 2015 05:26 PM (ucDmr)

18 A Florida story involving police, firefighters, and a helicopter?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:26 PM (VAsIq)

19 18
A Florida story involving police, firefighters, and a helicopter?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:26 PM (VAsIq)


He's white, we leaving this shit alone.

Posted by: Rev Al at February 22, 2015 05:26 PM (0FSuD)

20 How the hell am I going to top this next year?

Posted by: Kid's Mom at February 22, 2015 05:27 PM (VAsIq)

21 I hope every one of those parents now feels like the shits they are. And their kids learn the lesson. Be an ass, miss the best things in life.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 22, 2015 05:27 PM (+YMhA)

22 (the story linked is from the Daily Mail, a good place to find stories about downright evil people)

That seems to be the best place to find *any* news stories about America nowadays.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 05:28 PM (sdi6R)

23 Be an ass, miss the best things in life.
-------
Tell me about it.

Posted by: Balaam's ride at February 22, 2015 05:29 PM (VAsIq)

24 No one came to his party? Serves the bratty cracker right for having white privilege.

(/hateful SJW mode OFF)

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2015 05:29 PM (K4YiS)

25 God made mean people. And God made nice people. Nice people are better.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 22, 2015 05:29 PM (eqRD+)

26 Bless your heart, MUMR. You're actually right.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:30 PM (FsuaD)

27 Thanks. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 22, 2015 05:31 PM (eqRD+)

28 Group hug!

Posted by: eman at February 22, 2015 05:31 PM (MQEz6)

29 Cops and firemen oughtta keep a list of the families of the kid's classmates.

Any of them complain about some future poor response to their "emergencies", the appropriate officer can whip out that list and say "perhaps THIS will refresh your memory!"

Posted by: jwpaine at February 22, 2015 05:31 PM (a3NCX)

30 Another story from the top of that article: "Chris Christie falling behind in Republican race...."

A lot of possibilities with that headline.




You know, cuz he's fat.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:31 PM (VAsIq)

31 I'm apparently one of the mean people.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:32 PM (VAsIq)

32 14 Cute story. The Mail ran it cause the mom has British teeth.




I denounce myself
Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 05:23 PM (0FSuD)

LOL
My wife sings we want Pretty Teeth Not British Teeth as she brushes our son's teeth. I laugh every time.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 22, 2015 05:33 PM (b6koZ)

33

Look at this guy:

http://goo.gl/ooCTim

If dogs are morons, he's definitely one.
Obviously been drinking valu-rite.
No pants.
Pot belly.
Tongue hanging out.
Copping a feel.

Posted by: Bruce J. at February 22, 2015 05:33 PM (iQIUe)

34 People can be cruel, regardless of age. It is, unfortunately, a life lesson.

Glad his party ended well.

Posted by: Jmel at February 22, 2015 05:33 PM (cfFqn)

35 Son's best friend when we were up north, was legally blind. Had ocular cancer as a toddler.

He and D'oh Boy were best buddies.

I'll never forget a kid accidentally hitting the poor kid in the face with a baseball bat, blood going everywhere, and the kid didn't shed a tear. Just said, "That's okay. He didn't mean to hurt me."

Toughest (and smartest) little guy I ever knew.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:33 PM (FsuaD)

36 I love the story. That said, all people are fundamentally bad. Baked in the cake in my belief system. Always surprised, pleased, and gratified when anyone shows goodness.

Posted by: Kraken at February 22, 2015 05:33 PM (5+mPY)

37 rickl, yeah - in many stories about the US, the Telegraph and Daily Mail, heck, even the leftoid Guardian, can play it pretty straight when it comes to some US news. They sense an unserved market. Good for them.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 22, 2015 05:33 PM (/WPPJ)

38 I'd like to hear the 'other side of the story' from the parents of the children who did not attend. Not all special snowflakes are as kind and innocent as parents portray them. I say this not to be a prick, but because I spent years in early childbood education. There are some downright nasty kids out there who know how to smile sweetly at the camera. Then yank a fistfull of hair out of the girl sitting next to them a moment later.

Posted by: se pa moron at February 22, 2015 05:34 PM (zxQ4h)

39 How is it that this gets full coverage from the UK? Our news sucks.

That's great for that kid. Hopefully he won't grow up thinking that all people are assholes.

Posted by: freaked at February 22, 2015 05:34 PM (JdEZJ)

40
Cops and firemen oughtta keep a list of the families of the kid's classmates. Any of them complain about some future poor response to their "emergencies", the appropriate officer can whip out that list and say "perhaps THIS will refresh your memory!"
Posted by: jwpaine




People were invited. Didn't want to go. Deserve an agonizing fiery death.

'kay.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2015 05:34 PM (kdS6q)

41 How is it that this gets full coverage from the UK? Our news sucks.

Kim Kardashian wasn't involved.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 05:36 PM (W5DcG)

42 Pretty bad that none of the classmates showed up or even rsvp'd - makes me wonder how the invites were sent? And why the mom didn't call at least a few parents to ask if their kid could come ? Because remembering from when my kids were little, they would forget to give me stuff. The school told us to mail invitations to houses, not bring them in to the class.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2015 05:36 PM (CLSTw)

43 They even had a bouncy house! I don't care if the kid smelled awful and beat me up every day--I'm there if there's a bouncy house!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:36 PM (VAsIq)

44 10 No wonder we're becoming a nation of brats and special snowflakes (referring to the kids whose parents didn't bring them to the party).

What a sweet-looking little boy.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:22 PM (FsuaD)

I can't blame the kids, they're only six. The villains in the story are the rotten shitty parents of his classmates.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 05:37 PM (mx5oN)

45 38. I actually considered that before posting the story. But then I decided to just go with it at face value, I don't have time for exhaustive investigative reporting for an open thread post.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 05:37 PM (WvS3w)

46 What a great story. I hope the original invitees (but not the kids) get a good case of ostracism.

We lived next door to some downright evil people. Constant visits from the cops, SPCA, slandered left and right and in the schools, you name it. My wife got a bleeding ulcer from the stress and she almost bled to death (the emergency doctor told me to call the priest.)

It is my only experience with hate. A hatred that burns so bad it consumes every minute of every day. That's why I beleve that most people today don't ever really personally exprience true hate. That word is thrown about way too much. How can you hate someone you don't even know?

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 22, 2015 05:38 PM (2o6Wj)

47 There are some downright nasty kids out there who know how to smile sweetly at the camera. Then yank a fistfull of hair out of the girl sitting next to them a moment later.

---

Bitch had it coming.

Posted by: Handsome Bully at February 22, 2015 05:38 PM (VAsIq)

48 43
They even had a bouncy house! I don't care if the kid smelled awful and
beat me up every day--I'm there if there's a bouncy house!



They're REALLY fun when they're not anchored down and they go airborne!


Wheeeeee!!!!


heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:38 PM (FsuaD)

49 It is often very difficult for children with autism and it doesn't help that other kids often consider them weird and don't want to have anything to do with them.Long before my son was diagnosed as being on the spectrum I had a Haloween party for him and invited some kids from his class. Nobody RSVP 'd and if kids from the church hadn't shown up (3 of them) nobody would have been there. Their loss. We had the greates t decorated house and the coolest games and the best Halloween refreshments. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (DXzRD)

50 Later.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (eqRD+)

51
No doubt, Obama loves America!

-Miss Lindsey Graham


Miss Graham is a very unconvincing liar.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (P330y)

52 some people are so thoughtless and selfish.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (nzKvP)

53 I don't have time for exhaustive investigative reporting for an open thread post.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 05:37 PM (WvS3w)


You don't???!!!!!??? I was told all content at this blog would be investigated. Exhaustively!!!!!

It's a sweet story.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (FsuaD)

54
How is it that this gets full coverage from the UK? Our news sucks.

Kim Kardashian wasn't involved.


This might as well be about Kardashians. We don't know the kid, we don't know the kids who didn't come. We don't know why someone ginned it up into a story.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (1xUj/)

55 People were invited. Didn't want to go. Deserve an agonizing fiery death.

'kay.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2015 05:34 PM (kdS6q)


Yes. That's exactly right. The punishment should always fit the crime.

Posted by: jwpaine at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (a3NCX)

56 How can you hate someone you don't even know?

---

Well, you see, the bankers and other big Jews--

Posted by: Pon Raul at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (VAsIq)

57 'How can you hate someone you don't even know?'

Hate is a strong word that I reserve for sonsofcommiebitches who f' with my country.

Posted by: freaked at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (JdEZJ)

58 54
How is it that this gets full coverage from the UK? Our news sucks.

Kim Kardashian wasn't involved.

This might as well be about Kardashians. We don't know the kid, we don't know the kids who didn't come. We don't know why someone ginned it up into a story.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 22, 2015 05:40 PM (1xUj/)

It's a human interest story. Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 05:41 PM (mx5oN)

59 I'm glad the kid had an awesome birthday. I hope the story behind none of the classmates showing up is a big misunderstanding.
In the parents shoes I would find out, and if it was an intentional snub I'd look into finding a different school.

Posted by: @votermom at February 22, 2015 05:41 PM (CLSTw)

60 I saw that story. It's a very nice story, Dave. Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 05:42 PM (DXzRD)

61 @38

A good point. I had a neighborhood kid who was epileptic, lived next door. I liked the kid, we were in Scouts together, but because I was his neighbor I was always responsible for him and the damn kid would not take his medicine and I would have to be the nurse when he started choking on his tongue.


It got old

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (0FSuD)

62 I got yer feel-good story of the day, right here! Re-posting from a near-dead thread this morning.

A frequent letter writer (prog) to our local fish wrap. Enjoy!

Why one liberal voter won't support Hillary

This liberal,
bleeding heart Democrat will never vote for Hillary Clinton. She carries
too much baggage from the Clinton era. She is too old. As Secretary of
State, she accomplished nothing but a huge traveling expense account.

Worse,
she supported George W. Bush in his unnecessary war against Iraq, which
killed over 4,000 Americans, 100,000 Iraqis, displaced millions and
left tens of thousands of the American military physically and mentally
disabled.

If I'm to vote Democrat in the next election, select anyone but Hillary.

I
would be thrilled to see Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasser-man
Schultz follow Obama as president. She is veracious, intelligent,
attractive, young and well-versed in the way of the government. She is
chair of the Democratic National Committee and she would be our first
woman president and our first Jewish president. That's something to get
excited about.

Nevy Clark
Savannah

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (FsuaD)

63 All my idea. Not taking credit. I'm humble that way. Allison gets it from me. Humility that is.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (gwG9s)

64 >>>I
would be thrilled to see Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasser-man

Schultz follow Obama as president. She is veracious<<<



It's the shark teeth.

Posted by: Debbie's dentist at February 22, 2015 05:45 PM (OVx7B)

65 62 Jane

She forgot great hair.

For certain values of "great."

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at February 22, 2015 05:46 PM (1brdf)

66 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (FsuaD)

A rejection of Edmund Hillary Pantsuit from the left. Interesting. DWS would be a disaster. Strangely enough I have it on good authority that DWS used to be fairly reasonable (as Democrats go) before she became charwoman of the DNC.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 05:46 PM (mx5oN)

67 It's the shark teeth.


lol


Sharkmouth

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:46 PM (FsuaD)

68 Is there another Debbie Wasserman Schultz who heads the DNC? Cuz Nevy's description doesn't square with the one I'm familiar with.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:46 PM (VAsIq)

69 Allison gets it from me. Humility that is.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (gwG9s)

You mean like, like getting your ass licked?

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 05:46 PM (0FSuD)

70
I still cant get over that photo of Kartrashian with a cigarette dangling from her mouth and her big dirty naked ass.

Posted by: Bruce J. at February 22, 2015 05:46 PM (iQIUe)

71 This story, the gofundmes for folks that go viral, we are still a charitable nation but it seems to take a squeaky wheel and then there is an outsized response. I blame the MFM and the phony charities for making people cynical. Personally I'm more cynical of the viral stuff plus the "oh they already have X times their goal I can save my money for short list of charities"

Posted by: PaleRider at February 22, 2015 05:47 PM (7w/kf)

72 Oh, you said veracious.


Hahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha.

Posted by: Debbie's dentist at February 22, 2015 05:47 PM (OVx7B)

73 I am getting very pessimistic now a days, I see too many stories of people that are wronged turns out that the whole story is a lie. I won't condem the other parents until more is know.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 22, 2015 05:47 PM (b6koZ)

74 I'd actually love for DWS to throw her mayo-stained hat in the ring.

Blood. Bath.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:48 PM (FsuaD)

75 Read your thread bump Jane, at #62. "...veracious (sounds kinda carnivorous, not in a good way) attractive, intelligent and so on..." . They really have no self-awareness do they? Comedy Gold. The Progs never disappoint.

Posted by: Kraken at February 22, 2015 05:48 PM (5+mPY)

76 73 I am getting very pessimistic now a days, I see too many stories of people that are wronged turns out that the whole story is a lie. I won't condem the other parents until more is know.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 22, 2015 05:47 PM (b6koZ)

If this was connivance on the mothers part she's going to be in extremely deep shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 05:48 PM (mx5oN)

77 Debbie says that mayo stained hair makes it harder for Scott Walker to grab when he wants to give you the back of his hand.

Posted by: Debbie's hairdresser at February 22, 2015 05:50 PM (OVx7B)

78 And by the way, the hyphenated "Wasser-man" Schultz is Nevy's. Bless (her???) heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:51 PM (FsuaD)

79 62
I would be thrilled to see Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasser-man Schultz follow Obama as president.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (FsuaD)


Put her up against Jeb Bush and watch the voter turnout reach zero.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 05:51 PM (sdi6R)

80 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (FsuaD)


That is hillarious! (I think I just made a pun)

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 22, 2015 05:51 PM (2o6Wj)

81 62: holy shit, the stupid, it burns. Just lost my appetite.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (ucDmr)

82 79
62

I would be thrilled to see Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasser-man Schultz follow Obama as president.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:43 PM (FsuaD)




Put her up against Jeb Bush and watch the voter turnout reach zero.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 05:51 PM (sdi6R)

------
Ack! Not my quote!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (FsuaD)

83 Cute story, and props to the public safety peeps who made the kid's day. But like some of the others, I wonder if something about the kid's behavior at school made the other kids loath to attend his party, or if simply the invites never reached the parents of the invited kids?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (05hGM)

84 Food threads from CBD and palate cleansers from Weirddave. Thanks guys.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (3eZI/)

85 77 Debbie says that mayo stained hair makes it harder for Scott Walker to grab when he wants to give you the back of his hand.
Posted by: Debbie's hairdresser at February 22, 2015 05:50 PM (OVx7B)

I love it! And I always lick my fingers afterwards! Yummy!

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (mx5oN)

86
Debbie Wassermanly Schultz's head hair looks exactly like cooter hair.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (P330y)

87 Is Debbie still a million dollars in the hole? That'd make her campaign start out wonderfully.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (VAsIq)

88 Long day. Friend's son is deploying and I can't figure a good thing to say to her or a good reason why he is going with these ROEs? Best I can say is that I will have friends look out for him. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (nzKvP)

89 All I know is I've seen DWS clones working corners and truck stops all over the South. In my misspent youth, of course.

Posted by: Kraken at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (5+mPY)

90

No Oscar threads, please. Do not dumb down this blog with that crap.

okay, go back to doing whatever you're doing in here

Posted by: Soothsayer, Knower Of All Approximate Knowledge Now and In The Future at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (HkNlg)

91 Put her up against Jeb Bush...

----

No thanks! Don't need that image. At. All.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (VAsIq)

92 (aside - WTF? I'm the parent of a kid just a few years older, and I've always considered such things almost obligatory. No, they're technically not, but it's part and parcel of being a member of a community, y'know?)

While there are certainly no hard and fast rules about this, a point that people often don't want to touch on when discussing why kids are dicks is that it's often because they were raised by parents who were dicks.

While I'd love to say it, I do not believe people are fundamentally good. They can be--but I don't see how you can look at the barbarism that was commonplace throughout history and not conclude Hobbes was right about the how people act in a state of nature.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 05:54 PM (pXB1a)

93 I don't see how you can look at the barbarism that was commonplace throughout history and not conclude Hobbes was right about the how people act in a state of nature.
----
Hobbes? The tiger? LOL whut did he say?

Posted by: LIV at February 22, 2015 05:56 PM (VAsIq)

94 88
Long day. Friend's son is deploying and I can't figure a good thing to
say to her or a good reason why he is going with these ROEs? Best I can
say is that I will have friends look out for him. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (nzKvP)


Will keep your friend's son in my prayers. And the ROE's suck ass.


Son's buddy who is one of the 320 Marines near ISIS in Iraq, said they want to fight so badly they can't stand it. And there they sit, "training," when they could wipe out the scum burning people alive if the JEF's admin. would unleash them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:57 PM (FsuaD)

95 Had I been close to Osceola, I would have been honored to go. Humbled, privileged, blessed, in fact. It would be like standing in a flag line at a veteran's funeral. In a way. A nice way. A way of recognizing one of the good people. Only at the beginning of his life instead of the end. Know what I mean?

Posted by: Eromero at February 22, 2015 05:58 PM (go5uR)

96 The kid looks nice and I'm glad that his birthday turned out great. And while people can be assholes, I'd like to here the other side of the story. I just find it hard to believe that not a single kid from his class attended---and that no one RSVP'd. No one.
I'm not ready to call B.S. on this one, but there is something missing.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2015 05:58 PM (8HGb7)

97 If you ever need a laugh at the end of a long day, just do a Google image search for Debbie Wasserman Schultz (and for the love of all that is holy keep your search filter ON!). The first couple are her approved photos, and then it's angry prostitute and clown lawyer photos all the way.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 05:59 PM (VAsIq)

98 Hobbes? The tiger? LOL whut did he say?
Posted by: LIV at February 22, 2015 05:56 PM (VAsIq)


You know what? I bet Hobbes the tiger would have agreed with me. Bill Waterson has become a bigger recluse than the Unabomber for a reason.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 06:00 PM (pXB1a)

99 I will have friends look out for him.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (nzKvP)

If my kid were deploying that is *exactly* what I would want to hear!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2015 06:00 PM (Zu3d9)

100 At one point, Debbie had much nicer, softer looking hair. I don't know what her current style is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:01 PM (DXzRD)

101 Patrick from Ohio --

I have a daughter in your neck of the woods. She has put her own life on hold to homeschool her kids because some parents and school administrative staff believe that every child is a special perfect snowflake. She got tired of her children coming home with bruises. If she had caused them, the state would take her children away. Another child? Nothing to see.

So that is why I have some degree of skepticism about the story.

Posted by: se pa moron at February 22, 2015 06:01 PM (zxQ4h)

102 86

Debbie Wassermanly Schultz's head hair looks exactly like cooter hair.


Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 22, 2015 05:52 PM (P330y)

I 'd like to see that. Cooter hair that long might be fun. Fifty shades of something.



Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 06:02 PM (0FSuD)

103 Bill Waterson has become a bigger recluse than the Unabomber for a reason.
----

What's a Unabomber? Is that a comic book character?

Posted by: LIV at February 22, 2015 06:02 PM (VAsIq)

104 At one point, Debbie had much nicer, softer looking hair. I don't know what her current style is.
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Finger-in-socket frazzled.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:02 PM (VAsIq)

105 90




No Oscar threads, please. Do not dumb down this blog with that crap.



okay, go back to doing whatever you're doing in here

Posted by: Soothsayer, Knower Of All Approximate Knowledge Now and In The Future at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (HkNlg)

YES THIS.. Now a gun thread would be just fine.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 06:03 PM (0FSuD)

106 The kid looks nice and I'm glad that his birthday turned out great. And while people can be assholes, I'd like to here the other side of the story. I just find it hard to believe that not a single kid from his class attended---and that no one RSVP'd. No one.
I'm not ready to call B.S. on this one, but there is something missing.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2015 05:58 PM (8HGb7)


While I didn't have any experiences with autistic kids growing up, I remember how kids with Downs Syndrome were treated.

I find it totally believable.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 06:03 PM (pXB1a)

107 I'll internet surfing cause wifey will be watching the stupid you know what.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 06:04 PM (0FSuD)

108
If my kid were deploying that is *exactly* what I would want to hear!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2015 06:00 PM (Zu3d9)


I hope so.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2015 06:05 PM (nzKvP)

109 OMG! View if you have a strong stomach.

http://tinyurl.com/n8s8hbn

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 22, 2015 06:06 PM (2o6Wj)

110 I don't do the Oscars. A bunch of smug, prog douches patting themselves on the back. Special Snowflakes the lot of them.

Hoping American Sniper sweeps. Chances of that happening? Have no clue.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 06:06 PM (FsuaD)

111 I remember how kids with Downs Syndrome were treated.
---
My younger sister has Downs. There were a couple A-holes at school, as there always are, but most kids either treated her as a friend or, if they were uncomfortable, they were still polite as they tried to disengage. She was voted homecoming royalty her senior year.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:07 PM (VAsIq)

112 Speaking for myself, we've never had a school party for my autistic son. He's happier if we go and do something that he enjoys, since he's not that interactive with his peers.

If we'd sent invitations to the mainstream class he's in part-time, I'm not sure how many kids would come.

His special ed home class would probably have quite a few show up.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at February 22, 2015 06:07 PM (MMC8r)

113 109
OMG! View if you have a strong stomach.



http://tinyurl.com/n8s8hbn



Retinas. Burned. omg

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 06:07 PM (FsuaD)

114 109
OMG! View if you have a strong stomach.



http://tinyurl.com/n8s8hbn



Posted by: bergerbilder at February 22, 2015 06:06 PM (2o6Wj)

Who knew Mel Brooks had a daughter?

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 06:08 PM (0FSuD)

115 I guess the parents of this 12 year old AA kid who agrees with Guiliani will be getting a tax audit soon. I think he shows a lot of courage. Who will be sending death threats to him?

http://tinyurl.com/mkaccrf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:08 PM (DXzRD)

116 My younger sister has Downs. There were a couple A-holes at school, as there always are, but most kids either treated her as a friend or, if they were uncomfortable, they were still polite as they tried to disengage. She was voted homecoming royalty her senior year.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:07 PM (VAsIq)


I need to find out where she went to school and raise my future kids there.

I'm serious.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 06:08 PM (pXB1a)

117 Fenelon, JoeF - it can be very difficult to deal with autistic kids. We have a niece who is moderately autistic. In general, we have found it is better to have adults around at times like birthday parties. One thing about this little girl - she hates loud noises and other kinds of over-stimulation. And adults are quieter than kids. She also doesn't like being touched. Women tend to do that more than men. So she likes to sit quietly with the guys. It's been an education for me, coming from a rambunctious crowd in my own childhood. So maybe it worked out for the best in this case, too.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 22, 2015 06:09 PM (/WPPJ)

118 115
I guess the parents of this 12 year old AA kid who agrees with Guiliani
will be getting a tax audit soon. I think he shows a lot of courage. Who
will be sending death threats to him?



http://tinyurl.com/mkaccrf



I saw that. Now *that's* a future black president I'd vote for. In a heartbeat.


Yeah, the IRS will be all over his parents. Sadly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 06:10 PM (FsuaD)

119 I need to find out where she went to school and raise my future kids there.
----
North Ogden, UT.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:10 PM (VAsIq)

120 North Ogden, UT.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:10 PM (VAsIq)


Utah. That doesn't surprise me for some reason.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 06:12 PM (pXB1a)

121 I don't watch the Oscars because I no longer have TV. I haven't gotten around to seeing "American Sniper" yet, but I hope it wins big.

However, I did recently learn how to make popcorn on the stovetop, and it's kickass. I should make a batch just because.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 06:13 PM (sdi6R)

122 I guess the parents of this 12 year old AA kid who agrees with Guiliani will be getting a tax audit soon.

CNN going after Rudy incessantly. Now going after Bill O'Reilly as well claiming he lied about Falkland War reporting.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 06:15 PM (W5DcG)

123 I hope someone will send that video to Guiliani.

Maybe we should all be making youtube videos saying that we agree with Guliani, but if may have more impact from a young AA. Doubtless the kid will be called a Uncle Tom soon. :^(

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:16 PM (DXzRD)

124 New sec of DOD is reversing everything Obama has done. GOOD.



Says troops must stay in Afghanistan pass 2016. NY Slime editor's heads must be exploding.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 06:16 PM (0FSuD)

125 I'm sure the kid has been called an Uncle Tom--and worse--before.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:17 PM (VAsIq)

126 CNN going after Rudy incessantly. Now going after Bill O'Reilly as well claiming he lied about Falkland War reporting.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 06:15 PM (W5DcG)


Ace poked the hornets' nest.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 22, 2015 06:17 PM (2o6Wj)

127 94
88

Long day. Friend's son is deploying and I can't figure a good thing to

say to her or a good reason why he is going with these ROEs? Best I can

say is that I will have friends look out for him. Sigh



Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 22, 2015 05:53 PM (nzKvP)

Will keep your friend's son in my prayers. And the ROE's suck ass.


Son's
buddy who is one of the 320 Marines near ISIS in Iraq, said they want
to fight so badly they can't stand it. And there they sit, "training,"
when they could wipe out the scum burning people alive if the JEF's
admin. would unleash them.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 05:57 PM (FsuaD)
I hate the deal with the Marine's stuck there "training". The 300 number gives me the feeling it's going to be a horror version of Spartans. Rather than:"Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,

that here obedient to their laws we lie."We'll get, "Go tell Obama, Mohammedan passing by, that obedient to our ROE's on a pile of unused bullets and rifles we lie"I have a friend I told the other day, don't pass laws you don't want enforced by guys with guns and chains, and don't send in soldiers unless you want the break out the big hammer of breaking everything in their path. If it's not worth the ultimate escalation, it's not worth sending them in the first place.

Posted by: allenlou at February 22, 2015 06:17 PM (CF25Q)

128 Is this Rudy Guliani's consulting firm? Sounds like it. If so, I'm going to send him an e-mail or call.

http://www.giulianipartners.com/contact.aspx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:18 PM (DXzRD)

129 CNN going after Rudy incessantly. Now going after Bill O'Reilly as well claiming he lied about Falkland War reporting.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 06:15 PM (W5DcG)

O'R should leave the baiting alone. Not pick up the ball.
A sample. "Mother Jones? isn't that the group that falsely accused UVA students of rape?"

Right they have lots of creditability .

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 22, 2015 06:19 PM (0FSuD)

130 That's a sweet story! Weird that no one showed up - we've always accepted invitations because it's just fun (even when it's not one of my son's close friends).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2015 06:19 PM (lHHyw)

131 New sec of DOD is reversing everything Obama has done. GOOD.
---------

Now just get the Secretaries of every other Department to follow suit, and we'll have the ball rollin'.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:19 PM (VAsIq)

132 My wife teaches in a private school. A couple years back she had a boy who kicked her. Every single day. She had bruises on top of bruises. I asked her to complain to the Principal. She did. Nothing happened.

An entire year a child abused her. If I had given her just one of the hundreds of bruises she sustained I would be in jail.

So that's another reason I read this with some degree of skepticism. Not a criticism of WeirdDave.

I would just like to see at least one parent respond.

Posted by: se pa moron at February 22, 2015 06:21 PM (zxQ4h)

133 I would just like to see at least one parent respond.

-----

Well, you see, the party was on a Saturday, and that's gator rasslin' time round here. And I didn't RSVP because I don't know what that means.

Posted by: Parent of a kid who didn't go to the party at February 22, 2015 06:25 PM (VAsIq)

134 While I'd love to say it, I do not believe people are fundamentally good. They can be--but I don't see how you can look at the barbarism that was commonplace throughout history and not conclude Hobbes was right about the how people act in a state of nature.
Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 05:54 PM (pXB1a)

Yeah, I believe you are correct.The more history I've read and the older I get, the more cynical I've become.

What I have come to realize is that the human capacity for self-deception and rationalization of their own shitty behavior is limitless. The concentration camp guards and ISIS murderers weren't and aren't mentally ill. They've managed to convince themselves that they are doing good. That's why those ideologies have such appeal - because they give people excuses to behave like barbarians.

Tom Sowell pointed out that civilization is a very thin crust covering primitive impulses - and that leftists are continually picking away at that crust.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 22, 2015 06:25 PM (+XMAD)

135 Nice one Dave...
Theres a lot of good folks around. Cant forget that.. We ALWAYS ALWAYS here the bad stuff. The daily, hourly good stuff Americans do for each other is just not newsworthy.
Like lying Democrats, and untrustworthy politicians.
It takes a a little effort to remind us.

Thank you Dave..

Posted by: MikeB at February 22, 2015 06:26 PM (hCk+k)

136 O'R should leave the baiting alone. Not pick up the ball.
A sample. "Mother Jones? isn't that the group that falsely accused UVA students of rape?"


CNN had a piece from a CBS reported to confirm O'Reilly lying.
I didn't see the piece but saw the announcement that it was coming up so I changed the channel.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 06:27 PM (W5DcG)

137 See one parent respond to what? Yes, special education kids can be very, difficult and I've heard horror stories, I'm sorry that your wife had difficulties However, kids on the spectrum are individuals. They all don't have melt downs and don't kick their teachers. Mine has only diagnosed as being on their spectrum since April of last year. He has never hurt anyone, but kids didn't come to his party because he keeps to himself and its hard for him to socialize socialize, i suppose, not because he is a monster.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:29 PM (DXzRD)

138 CNN had a piece from a CBS reported to confirm O'Reilly lying.

I didn't see the piece but saw the announcement that it was coming up so I changed the channel.





Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 06:27 PM (W5DcG)


I'm no fan of O'Reilly, but the guy from CBS was a reporter who spent his time in Argentina in his hotel room. O'Reilly invited him to be on his show, and he declined. Instead he ran to CNN. O'Reilly is going to show his actual footage, where one of his photographers was knocked unconscious. O'Reilly's reporting was the lead story on CBS.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 06:31 PM (FsuaD)

139 Interesting comments above about whether 'most' people are fundamentally good or bad.

Since we have no way of knowing such a thing, we tend to think most people are like us.

Posted by: 3% of the country (libertarians) at February 22, 2015 06:31 PM (1Y+hH)

140 Great story. I guess I kinda see this story a little differently, as I didn't go to Disneyland ever. What does this kid get next year for an encore?

Call me cynical and still a little pissed at having to clean out the garbage disposal my Smoving Hot Asian Wife (TM) clogged with carrots, but maybe this whole Facebook rant sets bad precedents and carries on a growing industry of grievance airing.

Happy Festivus, kid.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at February 22, 2015 06:32 PM (QwzIh)

141 I don't give a damn about O'Reilly anyway.

Now off to make the batch of popcorn that I talked myself into doing. 'Cause it's yummy.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2015 06:33 PM (sdi6R)

142 I live in Osceola County, there really good people here.

Posted by: Sal Hepatica at February 22, 2015 06:34 PM (3g/a8)

143 O'Reilly is going to show his actual footage,

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2015 06:31 PM (FsuaD)


Yeah, I figured I'd just wait until tomorrow and get the dope from Bill.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2015 06:34 PM (W5DcG)

144 I'm sorry your wife had difficulties?

Perhaps I should leave a bruise on your wife every day and then we can seek common ground on this discussion.

You are out of touch with reality. Much like your offspring.

Posted by: se pa moron at February 22, 2015 06:35 PM (zxQ4h)

145 Entirety of rant posted on a Florida community Facebook page:
'I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came.' I don't see any fishing for presents, just some human kindness.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:35 PM (VAsIq)

146 se pa, don't be a dick.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:37 PM (VAsIq)

147 As I was saying...

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 06:39 PM (pXB1a)

148 Nah few years back, I attended birthday party for a classmate of my boy. I, too, considered it "obligatory" but didn't mind one bit.
we were the only white people there, and the only people other than family.

Treated like we were family, and fed like we hadn't eaten in days (in their defense, I'm pretty skinny).
Have you ever seen five year old boys play together?
Maybe seven boys, and I think there were ten fat lips, five bloody noses, and at least a dozen knots on heads.

Good times. Good food, and good times.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 22, 2015 06:40 PM (wzBnV)

149 NOOD

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 22, 2015 06:40 PM (VAsIq)

150 I'm sorry' I phrased that badly but I am not your enemy. That's terrible .My kid didn't kick your wife. My son has never kicked anyone, As II said I have heard horror stories of kids, but no not all kids on the spectrum are monsters. Perhaps it's not the best idea for you to make assessments about how much I'm in touch with reality about my own kid without knowing me or the journey my family has been over the past 10 months and more.

Good evening.

Good evening

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:40 PM (DXzRD)

151 134 While I'd love to say it, I do not believe people
are fundamentally good. They can be--but I don't see how you can look at
the barbarism that was commonplace throughout history and not conclude
Hobbes was right about the how people act in a state of nature.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2015 05:54 PM (pXB1a)



Yeah, I believe you are correct.The more history I've read and the older I get, the more cynical I've become.



What I have come to realize is that the human capacity for
self-deception and rationalization of their own shitty behavior is
limitless. The concentration camp guards and ISIS murderers weren't and
aren't mentally ill. They've managed to convince themselves that they
are doing good. That's why those ideologies have such appeal - because
they give people excuses to behave like barbarians.



Tom Sowell pointed out that civilization is a very thin crust
covering primitive impulses - and that leftists are continually picking
away at that crust.

Posted by: Donna V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 22, 2015 06:25 PM (+XMAD)

Let me elaborate, since a debate has developed. I believe that most people who are products of <b>MY</b> culture - traditional American culture - are fundamentally good. It's a culture designed to foster what is best in humanity.And that is why I'm a conservative, because I wish to CONSERVE it.Those of you, and I number myself amongst you at times, saying that you've "become more cynical" or have "lost your faith in humanity" are simply displaying symptoms of a century long Progressive attack on every thing that's right and good about America. If traditional American culture and values are destroyed, then what replaces them may very well not produce a society where these stories are the norm, but rather are aberrations.
In that hypothetical future society most people may very well not be "good", although I tend to think it'll be because they've never been taught how to be, and are thus more likely to fall into the "indifferent" camp.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 06:42 PM (WvS3w)

152 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:40 PM (DXzRD)

A much more restrained and dignified answer than I would have been able to muster. My hat is off to you.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 22, 2015 06:43 PM (+XMAD)

153 Jane Doh @ 118- Pierson for President. Right now.
This is the type of kid I encountered in my youth. South Carolina/Georgia has some of the smartest kids in the world. And some of the dumbest. Pierson reminds me of my buddy W. G.

Posted by: Eromero at February 22, 2015 06:43 PM (go5uR)

154 After se pa moron's response to Fenelon, I guess we can see the fundamentally good people aren't always here, either.

No need to be a jerk, sir.

Posted by: Moki at February 22, 2015 06:45 PM (bAB8f)

155 new one- baseball

Posted by: seamrog at February 22, 2015 06:47 PM (m4MJN)

156 I'm sorry but if you let someone, even if its a child bruise you EVERY day WTF? Demand the kid be removed from the class or you get an aide to hold the monster away from you or you'll quit.

Oh forget it, 50 shades is a top seller for a reason. Lot of people like to be a martyr if not actually enjoying abuse. This was a nice story about the folks that decide they would make the lonely tykes day, it not about the invited guests.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 22, 2015 06:48 PM (7w/kf)

157 A little boy with autism was shunned on his birthday. Let's just call it what it was. What a bunch of assholes. Kudos to the cops and firemen for making it a day to remember.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 22, 2015 06:51 PM (Y92Nd)

158 Posted by: Weirddave at February 22, 2015 06:42 PM (WvS3w)

You make good points, Dave, but I still beg to differ. The Founding Fathers came up with a system of checks and balances precisely because they knew human beings are not angels and would naturally seek unlimited power over others if not restrained by law, custom and religion.

It was that that asshat Rousseau who came up with the line that man is born free, but is everywhere in chains. I think it's very much a leftist view to think that society (and human beings) can be perfected. If someone is a criminal, it's not because he's an evil shit, it's because he grew up poor or because society is racist and oppressed him. It's not his fault! They think if you redistribute the wealth and let the wise people (them!) make the decisions, you will have a Utopia on earth. Of course, some people always stubbornly refuse to go along with their wisdom and so those people have to be done away with - for the good of humanity,you understand.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 22, 2015 06:53 PM (+XMAD)

159 Here are the issues I have. First, a British website who has not gone to the effort to find the other side of the story.

Second, every parent seems to believe their child is perfect. When that same child hides under the desk then bolts for the door distrupting the class and bringing the lesson to halt, every child in the class suffers.It may be worse than that. The child may punish the teacher. I know of this, firsthand. The child may need a 'wrap around' aide -- an expensive proposition for the school or the local taxpayers.

Too many parents see some sort of evil intent when it comes to their child. I've been on the receiving side of the equation -- both paid higher taxes for the wrap around aide and had a wife who suffered the abuse of an out of control child.

Every story. Two sides.

Posted by: se pa moron at February 22, 2015 07:00 PM (zxQ4h)

160 "I believe that most people who are products of MY culture - traditional American culture - are fundamentally good. It's a culture designed to foster what is best in humanity."

This I would agree with. Traditional American culture values being decent and neighborly and honest, being a good citizen, etc. The leftist war on traditional family and communities has undermined those values.

So now we have parents who won't even bother to RSVP to a birthday party invitation for a little boy. I mean, good God, there are legit reasons for not attending which might not have anything to do with the kid's autism, but have the friggin' decency and courtesy to at least RSVP.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at February 22, 2015 07:02 PM (+XMAD)

161 Posted by: se pa moron at February 22, 2015 07:00 PM (zxQ4h)

I'd like to say that there seem to be three sides to your story, and we haven't heard your wife's side!

But I won't say that.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 22, 2015 07:03 PM (ftVQq)

162 the fuel for the helo fly by could be called training. and I am good with that

Posted by: ThunderB at February 22, 2015 07:10 PM (zOTsN)

163 And JFTR, my son was never in special ed classes until now-his freshmen year when they have an aide in one class who will help if they have questions. He has never been reported to the principal-never been removed from a class. never been cited for any violence or disruptions. He tends to blend into the woodwork. He has however, been bullied by other kids because he is is different-so yes, there are always different sides to a story.

I am just glad that the firefighters and policeman came to a make a special day for kid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 07:10 PM (DXzRD)

164 115 I guess the parents of this 12 year old AA kid who agrees with Guiliani will be getting a tax audit soon. I think he shows a lot of courage. Who will be sending death threats to him?

http://tinyurl.com/mkaccrf
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2015 06:08 PM (DXzRD)

To that young man I say bravo!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 22, 2015 07:40 PM (mx5oN)

165 The reason why it (AA) is referred to as a 'spectrum' is that it is a broad continium -- not some narrow band. Some children have special needs way outside of the traditional classroom. Those needs may require one on one intervention. Costly to the school if enacted, costly to tjhe other students if ignored.

I have been there. Every day.Year after year after year.

It is not some minor issue that insensitive and lazy administrators wish to shove under the rug. They attempt to find compromise -- and the classic definition of compromise is when everyone is unhappy.

I was the unhappy spouse who had a wife being abused by a six year old.

Posted by: se pa moron at February 22, 2015 07:41 PM (zxQ4h)

166 The community came through with flying colors, kudos to them, but the parents of the classmates should be ashamed; or just shamed.

Posted by: Jen Psackofshit at February 22, 2015 08:02 PM (+kznc)

167 I was the unhappy spouse who had a wife being abused by a six year old.

That's truly awful, but it's pretty harsh to go after another poster's kid because his Dad said something you didn't like. Especially since you know it's a spectrum disorder and its expression varies widely.

Regarding the story kids can be pretty cruel but at least in my experience wouldn't turn down a party at that age. Parents on the other hand...

Posted by: Where're my ping pong balls at February 22, 2015 08:14 PM (XA0WK)

168 "159
Here are the issues I have. First, a British website who has not gone to the effort to find the other side of the story.


Second, every parent seems to believe their child is perfect. "

Uh, she hasn't hidden her kid has epilepsy And is a little bit autistic.

You don't send epileptic kids to "different schools". A child with epilepsy has a hard enough life, and the parents have lots of doctors bills and probably can't afford private school. Perhaps you'd like this child to be hidden away, so as not to inconvenient your kids, but screw you. He's not out of control. He has epilepsy and that scares people. So they acted like asses. Kinda like you.

Posted by: Brendan at February 22, 2015 08:58 PM (8YVZT)

169 Frigging baseball thread. Who. Frigging. Cares.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at February 22, 2015 09:21 PM (yxw0r)

170 Um, same thing happened to my daughter in 1st grade. We had only ONE kid RSVP. No one showed. She was not autistic. Just a regular kid. Thank goodness a friend of mine showed up with her daugher who was slightly older than mine (her kid didn't know my kid as we lived about 2 hours apart - so pretty much a total stranger to my kid).

No one did anything about it or cared. Just saying.

Posted by: KG at February 23, 2015 12:48 AM (GQNEL)

171 People who don't have kids don't understand how heartbreaking it is for parents to see their kids hurt by being excluded/ostracized/ignored by other kids.

Ray Bradbury had a story many years ago about a man who somehow managed to take the place of his small boy in elementary school so as to save that son the abuse common to that age. I didn't really understand the emotional logic behind that until I had a child. Now I do.

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Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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