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Reminds me of the one about the lady who bumped into one of her old classmates and thought to herself how much more gracefully she had aged than he had. She stopped him and when she said "I think you were in one of my classes", he replied "Oh, really? What subject did you teach?"
Bear in mind that most civilized nations in the world do not share the murder rate that we have here. Remember that the family agreeing to a plea deal to spare themselves further pain does not make such an arrangement truly acceptable. Keep in mind that it takes a real coward to commit cold blooded murder against a defenseless twelve year old. Do I believe in capital punishment ? Yes. Does that make me a barbarian ? Maybe. Do I still believe that officially sanctioned public hangings to carry out death sentences would be a deterrent ? Absolutely. Do I fantasize about them ? Absolutely not, but I would venture to guess that Emily's family still fantasizes about having her back.
Justice isn't just, but one day we will all meet our Maker and will have to answer to Him and hope for mercy. Personally, I'd go back to public hangings. Might actually be a deterrent, and rope is reusable and probably cheaper than ammo.
It is a wholesome, family friendly event that Robbins proudly and admirably hosts every year. I'll even brave the olfactory overload to find the booth where the lady sells Heavenly Jam, as it truly is !! Great exposure for kids who have never been around a farm. Let us all remember our neighbors on horseback and offer them special courtesy and consideration when sharing the highways.
@ChiefHammer - I second that motion !! .........and can't for the life of me figure out why it isn't being done already !??*! It would certainly curtail a lot of the abuse of the system. If you cannot pass a drug test for illicit substances, no mulah. Actually, I think the same standard should be used for other benefits such as food stamps and welfare, too - just a thought.
Who knows, perhaps Mr. Gray has been out of the working force for so long that he forgets what it is like and maybe when he did have to look for a job the unemployment rate wasn't in the double digits. I agree the system needs reform and that there is undoubtedly some abuse, but if my job were outsourced tomorrow and I was unemployed, I certainly wouldn't hesitate to go collect the benefits to which I am rightfully entitled and add myself right onto the top of the heap of burden to which he so woefully contributes his hard earned tax dollars.
My thanks, Mr. Chappell for the reminder, there is a lady who sells "Heavenly Jam" and it truly is. I stockpile for the coming year ! :) I always look forward to Farmer's Day as I am sure many in the area do as well. This is much needed coverage for an upcoming event and I think is better than what the SpringFest got this year. Let everyone also please be reminded that our neighbors on horseback and driving buggy need special courtesy and consideration when we share the road with them.
A tragic story that just goes to prove that dogs that are not always safe when not under our control, even within sight in this case. At least it wasn't left wandering lost for days to prolong its suffering like hunting dogs are that aren't immediately picked up and wind up starving to death. How about the owners of those dogs that are intentionally dumped out to go chase deer then go onto land where they cannot be found to be reclaimed, do they deserve to own cockroaches ?
When a call went in to investigate conditions of dogs owned by a local hunter, no mention of how many dogs were observed or owned by this person went onto the official report which makes me believe a thorough investigation was not carried out. There were some dogs missing because the hunter had not reclaimed all of the animals after the last hunt. At least one of them suffered terribly from injury, dehydration and emaciation. When Susie's law goes into effect and these dogs are picked up will this mean that the owner will be held responsible and charged with neglect or abuse or will they pay the $1 to recalim it and take the animal to go dump it out to hunt again ??
@Panzer - if you spent a day in her place, I doubt you'd think it was a "cushy" job. She only makes it look easy.
Whether or not the state should be in the booze biz, there are a lot of organizations that could take a lesson in integrity from the g.m. of the Moore Co. ABC. including some of the ABC systems from other counties.
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