5.20.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I think I feel kind of sorry for Dirk's Nowitzki's ex-fiance.
  • It's so difficult for me to remember my dreams. I'm aware of them when I wake up but within 15 minutes the memories vanish.
  • "We are not going to try this case in the media," is sounding pretty old.
  • It was uttered yesterday by a lawyer who represents a Parker County commissioner for DWI. He had two flat tires, called the cops for help, and then they arrest him. Thank you very much.
  • The last I heard, former Tech quarterback Graham Harrell couldn't even get an invitation to try out as a free agent for an NFL team. (I think he got close, but it fell through.)
  • I think the Texas legislature has moved so slowly this session that very few laws will be enacted. That's fine with me. I can't think of one new law we need.
  • Michael Vick finally gets released from prison today, and the NFL is "considering" re-instating him. Sheesh. The man went to prison. He lost his house. Heck, he lost everything. How much more punishment do you want to dish out?
  • Have we ever had a concealed handgun license holder in Texas actually stop a crime?
  • Edit: A fast typing reader just sent me this great link about a CHL holder in Azle.
  • I'm worried about myself when the story last week of "Dallas Twins Fathered By Different Men" didn't even get my attention.
  • I got contacted by the Star-Telegram's Melody McDonald (love her work) about the "Assisted Suicide" case that was on our district court's docket. (I mentioned it the other day as a Random Thought.) Had to tell her that I had been infomed it was a computer error and that the charge should have read "Failure to Register as Sex Offender."
  • I think I ran over something important to a couple of blue jays when I mowed last Friday. They were not happy.
  • The Messenger reported in today's edition (which was released last night with "Thursday" in the masthead) that property tax valuations actually went up in Bridgeport. How is that possible?
  • And Chief Appraiser Mickey Hand did not say, for the first time ever, "The Barnett Shale is still king."
  • Joggers are like Harley owners when they meet each other -- There's always an acknowledgment.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay this morning on how to solve the Dallas city budget crunch: Invoke a "Fair Park stabbing tax." Good lord, man.
  • I had heard that the DA's office screwed up on a technicality when they tried to file an appeal of the ruling suppressing the blood test results in the DWI case of Tarrant County judge Elizabeth Berry. I noticed that her lawyer just filed a Motion to Dismiss the appeal and the appellate court wanted a response from the State. Something is about to happen.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to see the results of a non-biased study that reviewed the number of crimes stopped by CHL Holders compared to the number of crimes committed by CHL Holders.

Anonymous said...

8:24, me too

wordkyle said...

Regarding concealed handguns and crime: How often do crimes that were not committed get reported?

Anonymous said...

You mowed over something "important" to Blue Jays! Several times in the past I have mowed over something "important" to Easter!

Anonymous said...

I'm about ready to take WBAP out of my radio presets. Although, hearing Mark Davis in the morning on my way to work can give me something to chuckle about, as long as I can avoid getting mad. I can't stand the Mark in the afternoon though.

Anonymous said...

Shooting out the tire on the get away car wasn't going to stop the threat of personal harm to the CHL holder, so I would imagine that this isn't the end of the story on this matter. Having a CHL doesn't give you the right to act as law enforcement in the case of a robbery. If the robbers had pointed a gun at him or someone else in his sight, well that is a different case all togather. But shooting out the tire doesn't solve anything. Reckless discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment etc. will probably be the case, but I'm not a lawyer or a judge, so what I think doesn't matter. These guys give all of us that have a brain along with our CHL a bad wrap.

Anonymous said...

If you had twins from two different men, then why in the world would you go public with that news?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Poor bluejays, don't they know to build their nest in a tree. My poor redbird lost something important when a snake got in her nest in a bush at the end of my porch.

Anonymous said...

Barry - you are slipping. Today's pic: too skinny and horrible pic composition.

Ok, we get your fascination with boobs and youth, but the rest?

Jarhead said...

I agree with most of what 0858 said, but the one line in the story seems to indicate that the police are setting up the shooter for a justifiable discharge [the best kind, in more ways than one]: "The information we have at this point is that the suspects, as they fled, gave the indication that they were going to run over our CHL holder.

If he can prove that he was in fear of serious bodily injury or death, then he's justified in using deadly force. Now the gray area here is whether shooting out a tire is considered deadly force or reckless endangerment, as 0858 said.

In response to your question, Barry: "Have we ever had a concealed handgun license holder in Texas actually stop a crime"? ~ I think you'd find most CHL holders would answer that they hope they never have to.

Anonymous said...

To be more accurate, the CHL gun owner didn't actually stop a crime. It had already been committed; he just made it easier for law enforcement to apprehend the suspects.
I think if you check with the NRA they probably have data on CHL holders and crime stats.

Was it a baseball you ran over with the lawnmower? Baseball is important to the Blue Jays. :)

8:53 - please tell me you didn't run over the Easter Bunny (and his offspring) with the mower!

"Washington admits she had an affair that resulted in two babies, born at the same time, fathered by two different men."
Why in the world would you tell the world something like that? Other than the novelty of being an extremely rare occurrence, it serves no purpose to divulge that information.

Anonymous said...

I doubt two babies fathered by two different men and born at the same time is as rare as one would assume. The rest just haven't put two and two together. I have taught elementary school for lots of years and I would almost guarantee it's happened more than once or twice.

Azle gun story: priceless!

Anonymous said...

BG, the messenger failed us again, so will you please let us know about the accident last night that careflight was called to?

thanks, my boy!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Administrators of Decatur High School for your brillient intelligence gathering skills regarding the incident at the prom. It is unfair to punish the students involved in the drinking incident last weekend. Mr Principal, What have kids been doing at proms all these years? I am not encouraging underage drinking, but you had to know damn well that these kids were going to have some beers when they left Decatur! Were all of you NERDS in high school and miss out on the prom. They were not on the school campus and if they were allowed inside the prom while intoxicated, shouldnt the chaperons be publically humiliated as well. Perhaps the principal and VP are just as responsible for not providing adequate supervision. Lets admit it, these types of situations makes your administrator weenies go crazy because you get to demonstrate your awesome leadership skills. Sounds like all of you need to go to secondchanceprom.com, have a cold beer and relive your failed run for popularity.

Anonymous said...

Somebody is complaining that today's random pic gal is too skinny? And the photo isn't composed correctly? Come on!
I'm way more worried about all those little moles on her stomach. She needs to come see me for a thorough physical exam

They call me (Triple Fake) Doctor Love

Anonymous said...

Jarhead... I can only hope for the shooters sake that the car was in reverse when he fired. Would be hard to shoot out the rear tire if they were traveling forward when trying to run him down. I personally think they should forget about this shooter. No one was hurt and the bad guys were caught. End of story. But, as we all know, there will be someone with the legal capacity to drive this issue on that doesn't think anyone should carry a gun, period. Time will tell. Bet the shooter would rethink firing if he had it to do over again after the dust all settles...8:58

Anonymous said...

When does the theft end and the robbery begin? Once the suspects had left the store and then ran from the store personnel, the theft has been commited and is over. The fact that the CHL "thought the suspects might run over him" is mute. Robbery is defined as using force or the threat of force to commit the theft, the theft was over...the shooting occured after the fact of the crime...therefore...where does Azle PD get off making this a robbery instead of just a theft and then maybe and a big maybe just an assault?

Double Fake Perry Mason

Anonymous said...

And to add to my 8:58 post, you can't legally shoot someone if he is on your property stealing in broad daylight unless you can prove he had a weapon and intended to do you bodily harm. Now if it is dark and you can't tell if he is armed and intends to do you harm, all bets are off. Fire at will. Make sure it's not your neighbor bringing back your weedeater first, them let 'em have it. Probably still not a really good idea, but if you feel the need to kill someone over said weedeater, be my guest. I personally think in the long run it will be cheaper to just replace it and move on. If they come into my house, that will get them shot without hesitation or a second thought to defend the safety of my family and myself. That's all I have to say about that.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
As for the legal technicalities, I have a question. Do you think it is possible that something could be done intentionally that could be thrown out on a technicality? Let's say someone didn't want to see the judge convicted, but couldn't blatantly limit the prosecution or not charge her. (It would look bad on them.) Could they file a report with a typo or some other thing that would cause people to think it was an honest mistake? It would seem like it would be possible and the person's true intentions wouldn't have to be known. If it is possible, how often do you think it occurs? Are you aware of second-hand specifics that you could share vaguely? What impact does it have overall?

Thanks,
Matt

Gorilla said...

The Texas legislature failed to approve casinos in Texas. All thanks due to the religious lobby that halted this bill in its tracks. Guess these folks like having a broke state that cannot even fund our education system. Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico and Lousiana - you're welcome.

Anonymous said...

As to school officials monitoring students who drink, that is their responsibility. I don't even know what happened at the prom, but as an educator, we are charged with the well being of ALL students. Of course there's going to be drinking--but to condone it is irrational and irresponsible. I entrusted my own children to chaperones and hoped that they were taken care of. I'm also pretty sure that mine have had beer at proms and I would expect, and so would they, that if they get caught, they would be punished! It's a school function and should be treated as such.
Probably, and I don't know this, the ones who are the toughest chaperones are those that did the same thing. They know what's going on! But they are the adults now!

Anonymous said...

I look at the gambling issue with the same feelings as the beer and wine sales in Decatur. People are going to do it no matter what, so we might as well get the tax revenue from it locally. The first full year that beer was sold in the city of Decatur, our humble little Wal Mart store was the #1 retailer for Coors Light beer in the state. Just think of all the tax money that was being spent in surounding counties that we now have at home. Same thing will hold true for gambling tax revenue. Keep this money at home and let the surounding states fend for themselves.

Anonymous said...

I know this isn't related to the topic but I was just wondering: Has anyone out there been over charged or double charged at Fat Daddy's?

Anonymous said...

I think maybe the first commenter @ 9:26 needs to reread that twins' story.
"It’s so rare; there are only a handful of documented cases in the world."...meaning...the entire planet!
Apparently, the school where you teach is a medical anomaly. Have you never heard of fraternal twins?

DF Perry Mason @ 9:30
it's moot, not mute. You must have fell asleep that day in law school

Anonymous said...

You should be a property owner on Possum Kingdom Lake...What they are proposing in property tax valuations should be against the law!! I know people that they have raised their values over 120%!

Anonymous said...

i say the alvord school board is now a joke.

Anonymous said...

9:27am

Yes drinking to be popular has been going on for years. However, there are many students who are popular without drinking. Not drinking does not make you a nerd. Too bad these kids didn't know that...they will probably tumble back home to decatur like many of the "popular" kids before them because when they get out in the real world or go to college (if they can get in)...you have to actually go to class...no sleeping off the hangovers...and nobody gives a crap that your mama is going to go yell at your boss because he is hard on you and doesnt give you the respect you deserve.

So today in class...look at the nerd next to you because you will probably be working FOR him within 10 years...shame on the parents and teachers that turn a blind eye and continue to glorify kids who make bad decisions in life.

I pray this will be a turning point for some:) Thank you administrators for doing your job for the good of ALL the students not just a select few. The younger students are closely watching to see if rules are really enforced or not.

Anonymous said...

10:59 I've heard of fraternal twins and I think the point you're missing is "documented". I wouldn't be spreading the word if I had sex with two different men...obviously no one else in the "entire planet" wants anyone else to know either. You need to get a grip. I was teasing meaning that I wonder about the sex habits of several of the children's parents that I have been in contact with. I guess because I didn't mark my sarcasm with an LOL you felt you needed to attack me. I am soooo sorry for the confusion and hope someone smiles at you today and makes you feel better. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Parker County commissioner faces drunken-driving, gun charges

Obviously bogus charges as this man is a republican!

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the lotto helping fund education? Hmmm, havent heard another thing about it since we got the lotto. Imagine that. Big round of applause that it was turned down.

Anonymous said...

10:50 - You are not the only one who has been overcharged at Fat Daddy's! Myself and MANY others I have talked to over the last several months have had the same thing happen to them! Nothing but crooks there, charging too much in the first place and then Padding the bill to boot! Try Armondo's on Monday & Thursday nights, they are honest and the cold refreshments are only $1.50 all night long! Also, their new bar has a grand opening this Friday! My money will be going there from now on!

Anonymous said...

10:50 & 11:35...be sure to have your designated driver with you or have B.G.'s phone number handy.


double fake driving miss daisy

Anonymous said...

Thanks 11:35, we won't be going back and I won't pad their pockets with a table full of people. I can't seem to contact the Management, but you can bet that I will!

Anonymous said...

Not to worry 12:11, I always have my DD

Anonymous said...

>According to the paternity test, there’s a 99.999 percent chance Justin and Jordan do not have the same father, and zero percent chance they do.

So what happens the other 0.001% of the time?

Anonymous said...

Have been to Fat Daddy's one time and will never go back. That place sucks to the highest degree. Frilly's is better and costs less. Will have to try Armondos. Didn't realize they were adding a bar. Chili's is OK, but I don't really consider that to be a bar. Can't give you a good reason why, but it just doesn't have the real bar feel about it. Missing something. Maybe it's too quiet.

Anonymous said...

Dear 10:59 aka Spelling Nazi,

Instead of saying, "You must have fell asleep that day in law school," it should have read "fallen" asleep.

Double Fake Grammar Police

chupacabra said...

On the concealed license holder issue- one of the first one licensed shot an attacker to death as he was being assaulted.

There has been at least one case of a holder coming to the rescue of a police officer- I don't recall details but, ought to be easy enough to find.

License or no- The DOJ estimates at least 250,000 crimes are prevented annually by private citizens wielding firearms.

Anonymous said...

I still don't understand the concealed part of CHL. If one is going to carry a gun it should be in a holster on a hip. Kinda like the Cartrights and Matt Dillon. And the bad guys should always be shot dead and the good guys only get shot in the shoulder.

Anonymous said...

I would have to agree, Frilly's is much better than Fat Daddy's, but you see the same old people in there day after day.

Anonymous said...

1:33
The concealed issue has to do with two things.
1. A gun out in the open scares people.
2. If a gun is being carried in the open it makes it a target for thieves. Police Officers spend weeks learning how to fend off people attempting to steal their gun, CHL holders do not.

Anonymous said...

Harley owners & other bikers generally acknowledge each other on the road. It's like they have a connection - even though they don't know each other. It is cool to see.

Anonymous said...

Dear DF Grammar Police:
Thanks for the correction
I knew it didn't look right when I typed it, but I am a little off my game today

Love,
Spelling Nazi

Anonymous said...

http://www.youngtexaslawyer.com/2009/04/17/perry-mason-arrested-in-houston/

You may have seen this already, but whe I read the comments and someone signed Double Fake Perry Mason, it reminded me of this story.

Anonymous said...

Re: Twins fathered by different men. Don't be surprised folks. A substantial number of you are unrelated to the man you believe to be your biological father!

Anonymous said...

Graham Harrell was invited to try out by the Cleveland Browns as a free agent. He did try out. He was not offered a contract.

Double Fake Skip Bayless

Anonymous said...

June 5 2007
Albertsons Robbery
Fort Worth Police praise a man for stopping a robbery when he saw two men pacing nervously in front of the store his wife was shopping in. One pulled a weapon and walked inside. The witness called 911 and then went in to get his wife, was confronted by one of the robbers, the man fired, wounding the robber. Story from Dallasnews.com Albertsons Sycamore School road.
June 5th 2007

Anonymous said...

Dude...

You are getting way too many Fake Double Fakers.

POW POW!!!

Double Fake the Real Fake Double Fake

Anonymous said...

The Real World:
When you see John and Julie at Chili's drinking a cold one. Will you be running to the boss and snitching on them? In The Real World, would your boss sit you down and make you forfeit your integrity to rat out your colleagues? In The Real World, the chaperones are waiting for the shindig to be over and go get some pops of their own. At least the students got a designated driver. In The Real World, if Troy Aikman was the quarterback for Kyle Story and he was on the bus, he would start on Friday. In The Real World, the bosses in education talk big about running the show, but we all know who runs the school. What a sham!

The bottom line...the kids drank before the prom. Who let them in? This is something I will be researching. I will also research the chaperone's post-prom itineraries.

And don't tell me about the illegality of drinking when kids smoke like freight trains in their cars on school property, down at the creek, screw in the ag building, and get away with murder (if your parents complain enough or has the inside line). Yep, it's illegal and this has nothing to do with whether drinking makes one popular, or throws a wrench in one's ambition (whatever); this is about the way this was handled.

Anonymous said...

"How much more punishment do you want to dish out?"

How about we hang Michael Vick from a tree by the neck just like he did some of his dogs? We do that and I'll be satisfied. Then you can ask your dumbass question again.

Anonymous said...

I have shot with police officers on the range and CHL carriers are much better shots!

Anonymous said...

6:47, W H A T ??????????

Anonymous said...

Some counties in Texas have the chief property appraiser as an elected position. At least, voters can change them out every few years after getting screwed over by over inflated property values. You make more money, pay the IRS more. Use more gas, buy more stuff, pay more tax. But the appraisal district can just point their finger and say "Blah Blah that propert is worth this much." And we stand for it I guess. Reglardless of how little wages are made, or how pay cuts or lay offs affect the owner. Pay up or loose it. Just wondering, notice how little discount there is for paying property taxes early as how much the penalty is for paying a little late? Heil!

Anonymous said...

6:47
I'll bet your children are just an absolute joy to have in class...

Anonymous said...

6:47 -
In the real world, there is nothing wrong (or illegal) if the chaperones go home (or out) and have a drink. What adults can do and what minors can do legally are 2 different things. DUH! I have no idea what the basis of your argument is.

You sound like an angry, biased person who has no clue about the real world at DHS.

In the real world, you sound like an adult LOSER! Grow up!

Anonymous said...

No, I feel sorry for the kids that were forced to snitch on their friends. I am a grown up. When I do something and get caught, I take my lumps. And I'm NOT a snitch. The principals are losers. They shouldn't have forced the kids to snitch on their friends. That's being a loser.

Anonymous said...

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade:

"Mr. Sims doesn't want it. He doesn't need to labeled, "...still worthy of being a 'Baird Man.'" What the hell is that? What is your motto here? Boys, inform on your classmates, save your hide. Anything short of that we're gonna burn you at the stake? Well, gentlemen. When the shit hits the fan, some guys run and some guys stay. Here's Charlie--facing the fire, and there's George--hiding in big Daddy's pocket. And what are you doing? You're gonna reward George, and destroy Charlie."

Again, people, the issue isn't the illegality or the fact that the kids shouldn't have done it, it's the way it WAS HANDLED.

Anonymous said...

9:14
The kids who were not caught should have had enough character to stand up, admit what they did, and not put their friends in that position. Now we see what kind of character they have. And it's obvious where they get it...

Anonymous said...

6:47
I see. So, you advocate the ones who are not caught slinking off with their heads down and tails tucked while the others take the blame. Huh.

The slinkers will grow up to be fine leaders-I'm sure we'll see some of them on the news in the future throwing everybody possible under the bus as they scramble for a way to avoid blame.

Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago kids showed up (arrived on a party bus) to the Marcus HS prom drunk. They were arrested at the site, hauled to jail, and several spent the night. It's not rocket science. Show up drunk for a school event-get arrested. Your friends get questioned.

Anonymous said...

I saw the twins mother and half of the paternal side on t v .He is lucky she had only two eggs instead of fo .He probably has at least three frinds.DAGO

Anonymous said...

I am not attached to this story, but it appears to me that the chaperones dropped the ball. Were they drinking alcohol inside the prom or on the bus. If inside the prom then they should not be able to graduate. If they were drinking in the bus/car and we allowed inside, then that is a different issue. Who are the chaperones? Dont most kids check into a hotel after the prom. Maybe the principal should question all the students who stayed at the hotel and ask which ones had sex. Good point about the cigarettes. I have seen kids smoking in the creek in front of DHS. Are those kids graduating. If the kids are drunk at the prom, why were the police not informed? That is public intoxication, which is a crime. Did someone get the kids a ride home or were notes taken so that someone could get a chubby at school the following Monday. I hope nobody at DHS is hiding any secrets in their closets? By the way, please tell who is humping the hog in the ag building? Are they graduating?

Anonymous said...

Way too much gossip and (incorrect) speculation going on here.

This is not a matter that has to be publically aired on this blog so all of you guys can gossip and judge the kids, the chaperones, the parents, the police, etc. I know some of you are just salivating for that to happen.

Here's a suggestion - tend to your own life......maybe do something kind in that arena.

Maybe you'll find doing that has more benefits than speculation about teenagers.

Anonymous said...

Not allowing a child to gradudate because of something that you knew they were going to do anyway is opening this up to the public. Especially in a town like Decatur! It is a public matter, when the tax payers of Decatur have to pay the salaries of the idiots who manage Decatur High School. If you are so concerned about the teenagers, then let them walk during graduation! If this offense was so bad, I want to know why the police were not informed. They did not consume alcohol on the premises and were allowed in by officials representing the school. I will find out the names of the teachers, parents and/or administrators that were in attendance. When this happens, their names will be posted on this board. Discussed in local churches for their unwillingness to forgive for something that goes on every year since you were in high school. Why not send these kids to counseling or turn this over to their parents. To not allow these students to graduate for one night of sin does not override what they have worked 12 years to achieve. It appears that the students are engaged in wrongful activities (smoking, sexual contact) within the school grounds and a few years ago, teachers havng sex in the building after hours. Something is wrong at DHS and the tax payers deserve to know what is going on. Especially in the Ag builidng. I am really curious about this.

Anonymous said...

6:53AM
I agree with you.

6:47 & 12:19
That is what guilty people do...they start trying to point fingers at everyone else & their transgressions to justify why they should not have to be accountable for their actions.

If you saw smoking at school and thought it was bad then, you should have made a phone call to the office to go check the creek.

If kids are so unsupervised that they are screwing each other during the day in a school building then an anonymous note to the office about checking supervision in that building would probably have solved that issue.

The truth is ALL of that is fine with you because you dont expect anything more from the students then that.

Following the law is minimal as far as behavior is concerned...seriously, surely we can raise kids that will grow into adults who won't willfully break the law and that will have enough character to tell the truth & not put others in a position of having to decide whether to lie for them or not....OMG!! that is not a real friend...it is sad that these kids had to find out that who they thought were friends...actually will leave them holding the bag.

So call whoever you want a snitch, you are a coward and you will reap the rewards of a coward in life. What goes around comes around?

ps.. Maybe it wasn't obvious to the chaperones that they were intoxicated until they became disruptive once they got inside the prom...idk I wasnt there...why dont you let the investigators find out.

Also, this is why no one wants to volunteer for anything including chaperoning because no good deed goes unpunished....im just saying.

(Also people that drink alot think everyone does it...they dont. Just like people that cheat on their spouse think everyone else does it too...they dont)

Get a grip...most of america follows the laws of our country...good or bad and are just trying to raise kids to be productive citizens with good character...you are in the minority!

Kids rise to the level of expectation. The younger students are watching all of this carefully.

Anonymous said...

10:05 -
I can say for certain that you don't know what the heck you are talking about.

You sound like a nosey old busy-body, expecting the worse from everyone.

I'm guessing people run, if they can, when they see you coming.

Anonymous said...

10:05AM

Blackmail...that is good. I'll post your name & trash your reputation....are you kidding?

Isn't this like when the bad guy in the movie gets caught and he says "Well if I go down,...I'm taking everyone else with me".

hmmmm I'm thinking that is truely being a snitch & a coward.

Yes there is something wrong at DHS. The parents won't let the teachers and administrators enforce the rules that are in place! Quit being part of the problem and be part of the solution...instead of threatening those that are just doing their job.

The "fast" crowd or as you would so prouldy probably call it "popular" crowd is a small minority at DHS. The rest of the students are trying to make their grades, stay out of trouble so they can go to college & actually be somebody!

Blackmail...wont work cuz the rest of us who make our children have consequences when they get caught breaking our rules...Have their back.

I love children...If you do too, then you will hope this is a turning point for them and not blame the chaperones for not recognizing the problem quick enough.

Obviously someone was going to come to the prom drunk. The chaperones just didn't know who it would be. Just like at school today I am sure someone is on drugs...does that mean if they get caught under the influence they shouldnt have consequences? Cuz they should know that some kids are going to do drugs during school?

You are on the wrong side of this and under your arguement they should do away with prom because we all know that everyone drinks at prom. That is just not true and I am tired of the good kids losing opportunities because parents won't allow the school to do their job when it comes to enforcing the rules.

Where is the outrage for the few parents who definately knew their kid was going to drink and in some cases parents provide it...and then just send them off for others to deal with and then get mad that someone didn't catch it quick enough. What is sad is their child pays the price for them not explaining how the real world works.

Also the age isn't 18 like when we were in school...It is 21. All of these kids have a long time to go. Lets hope they can remember how to have fun without alcohol.

Anonymous said...

10:05AM

The fact that you would suggest that administrators will be discussed at church for their unforgiveness saddens me.

You & maybe some in your church are the reason that many (including some of these kids) stay away from church when their lives start spinning out of control, when they are in crisis or are confused about what to believe in.

Please go on Sunday and ask God to show you that he is real. He is.. you know.. and we gather on sundays as sinners to worship him and to build each other up in our faith not to gossip & tear down others REGARDLESS of what they have done.

If that is not what your church is, you may be in one that people use for status & is more of a social club or you may be in one that is legalistic. No Church is perfect. Ask God to show you where you need to be.

If you think you are in the wrong place, look for a church that is outward focused...where the truth of the gospel is taught & not compromised but where they are reaching out to the unchurched with compassion & not judgement.

God really does have a plan & sometimes we just get so caught up in our daily drama we forget that and get a litle off track. That is when the anger & bitterness comes in cuz we think we are doing all of this alone.

Just let go & let God do his thing...sometimes we are in the way of a good thing

Your sister in christ:)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, 10:40.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the DHS should invite Benny Hinn to come and speak as a motivational speaker?

Anonymous said...

I still want to know what is going on in the ag barn. Squeel like a pig!!!oik oik oik...

Anonymous said...

10:05
You are wrong. Doing drugs at school is wrong and not only should you miss the graduation, you should be expelled and turned into the authorities. If these kids were drinking inside the prom, the police should have been called and expelled from school. They did not consume alcohol while at the prom. The alcohol was consumed outside the prom. Other schools inform the authorities if there is an issue such as this. I hate to break the news to you, but whatever a student does outside of the school is none of their business. If a student has a physical confrontation on campus, they inform the on duty police to resolve the matter. The police was never informed notified of a case of public intoxication and the chaperones allowed them on the premises. If they were drinking beer in the parking lot of the school, then they school has the authority to punish the students. I agree that these kids should be punished in some way, but to teach other students to tattle tail is wrong. It is equally wrong to punish these kids via the graduation ceremony. If these kids were allowed inside, were they given a ride home? Let the parents manage what their kids do outside of school and the school administration handle the ones on their respected campus.

Anonymous said...

10:40 regarding your last paragraph, that is why the police should have been called.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately 3:51, you are not updated. According to STATE LAW, which is in the school's disciplinary code book, schools MUST AEP students that are caught at school functions or on school property under the influence of alcohol. You might want to read the CODE OF CONDUCT that you signed as a parent at the beginning of the year. Obviously, you failed to inform your kid of the consequences that would befall him/her if they did not follow this code. Or, possibly you signed and never read it? Ashame! You'll find your answers there. Pay attention.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and if a student is sent to AEP, per Code of Conduct and state law, then that student cannot participate nor attend any school function, on or off school property until the remainder of the AEP term, or the rest of the semester. HOWEVER...... I do believe there is a "loophole" and an administrative committee can waiver that long of an "AEP sentencing." So, instead of you parents blasting and blackmailing the administrators, you would be SMART to speak as intelligent adults and possibly come to an agreement that just might get your kid to graduation!! Comprende?