On Bears miss playoffs despite 26-24 win over Lions
“We took care of our part, so that’s all we can bank on right now.”
Really? A win against MN or SEA or possibly not laying an egg against SF and HOU and even one win agaisnt the Pack would of had you in the playoffs. How is that doing your part Forte??
On Ryan to speak at Craig
woody: Romney is Obama lite. I am not a fan. Concerned: I may not be a fan of Romney but he is a better option that what we have had for 4 years. Too bad the Dem's did not simply ask the big "O" to just step aside since he is making things worse. I think he did say this was a one term deal if he F'd it up, and things are FUBAR right now...
I cant figure out why all of the democrats in WI are still voting and supporting Obama after all of the support he showed in the recall election. Yeah he went out of his way with 1 tweet. PS He does not care about you our your issues. He failed to even deliver a plan when he was running for POTUS, had 2 years with a congress and a senate to get "change" and did not do a dang thing. Now it is Bush's fault, congress's fault and the senate's fault and his only "plan" is to say Ryans wont work.
I am sure he will tweet that out to his fake twitter followers and Biden will warn that ya'll will be back in chains...
On College Financial Aid
Article describes $250K earners but also highlites those that make $120K or $70K. Point is I need to send my kids to a less expensive school, and even though they may end up with 4.0's for grades it does not matter. Not their fault I have done well. Also trying to get 18 year olds as independent students is very difficult. Schools know this and want my kids because I have to pay full "sticker" price wich means tuition is inflated. Makes my point valid that if I stash my cash now in other assets and take a huge pay-cut I am better off wich is stupid. Also the parent with custody is the income they look at so it is not far fetched that people scam the system by getting a divorce. I would not want to do it and the sad thing is they way the system is set up it can be done.
well jvl I am not making that crap up. No I dont want to get a paper D but people do that kind of crap. Why should your kid get a low interest loan and not mine? Why is my kid being penalized because I make more money that you?
I belive every kid needs an education however the problem is there is a perception that if you go on to school you will be successful and if you dont then you are a loser. We need to be teaching kids skills they can use and I think we are now heading in that direction. Skilled trades are essential and these need to be taught along with the basics so when the kid hits the workforce they are ready, not sitting looking for a job while they have a piece of paper in their hand and a bunch of debt.
Our universities will make Millions on football TV rights and tickets and still charge $20-$40K per year or more and meanwhile still be supported by the "state". College is a big business and it is so since you "need" that piece of paper to get a decent job, or at least that what many want you to belive. The problem is many times that paper itself is worthless.
On Stop the sexy Latina stereotype
wow, this is an issue and a problem? Latino Women being stereotyped on TV? Like other have said what about white blondes? Or for that fact you can probably turn on any of the sitcoms and the "father or dad" no mater if he is white/black/latino of ??? is always portrayed as a bumbling buffoon and someone to make fun of and be made fun of by the wife, kids, neighbors etc. Yep those are some great values we need to teach, however where is the public outcry?
I have a soon to be 8th grader and my wife and I who have a combined income wich is targeted by the current administration as "high", we are looking at a few options before she goes off to college.
1. Get a divorce: Not sure if this actually works but I have heard stories through finacial aid offices that parents do this and qualify for student loand and other aid. Not sure how since I would think they would look at both incomes anyways.
2. Quit our jobs and take very low paying jobs.
3. If we do 2 we will have assets however move these assets into cash/gold silver etc now.
It is sad that a child has to go through 4 years of school and be in debt and the parents who have saved the money get penalized. We had a baby sitter tell us once when we asked if she was working to pay for school: "not besides a few cash jobs like this, I am better off spending my time finding the right finacial assistance programs than I am working"
That is sad. And the parents of this kid had it figured out as well. Make just under a certain amount and they would get aid. Meanwhile I am being targeted as making too much money, will have to pay more in taxes which leaves less left over to save for my childs education that I have to pay full price for without any assistance. To top it off, you are not guarenteed to get a job after school anyways (not that you should) and our society today is telling everyone that you need to go to school and if you dont, you are looked down upon. Schools know this and tuition is out of control. Student debt has skyrocketed and it will only get worse.
Quiting my current job and finding a part time job somewhere may be in my future...
On Adios Senor Maldanado, no, espera, te puedes quedar!
as far as bringing up the minor leauger, isnt there somthing regarding time in service in the bigs? If they bring up a minor leauge player, does the time in service count regardless if he sits on the bench or plays? Pretty confusing and I need clarification if anyone can clarify...
wow, lets get back to talking baseball! Hearing the CWS are interested in Grienke but that was a few days ago. Agree with your comment regarding high priced pitchers and the CWS found out the hard way with Peavy however in the long run it has worked, just a risk teams need to take. Glad my team is a buyer not a seller. We will find out in October who was right or wrong.
On Magnolia barred from beefing up farm water rules
lovemy country that is a false statement.
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