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Doing Time in Donovan State Prison

MrDon,
I certainly do see a pattern there. I am autistic and so is my son. My heart goes out to your son and his problems fitting into society. However, I'm not sure that you are living up to your responsibilities as a father. Forgive my saying so but you seem to think that "Society" is responsible for raising your son. If he has special needs now, and probably will for the rest of his life, oughtn't you to be providing for them? Why is it that some people actually manage to believe that their neighbors are responsible when their kids don't turn out right? If your neighbors have brutally teased or otherwise victimized your son, they are certainly accountable for that. However, you as the parent in this scenario are responsible to the rest of Society to see to it that your son either is prepared to participate on his own recognizance or in the custody of someone who is able to do so on his behalf. I understand only too well that mature decisionmaking is a skill that only develops in those held accountable for their own behavior. For this reason, I have always insisted that my own son be allowed to fail when his decisions will logically lead to that ultimate consequence. Had my own parents pursued that strategy, I'd probably be more employable than I am today. If he is prevented from failing while I am around to correct him, his failure(s) may well prove fatal when I am no longer alive and hence available to him as a resource. I think that you would do well to assume a similar posture respective to your son's welfare. That is, let him live on his own to the extent that he can but be accountable to Society for the choices he makes that he can't be accountable for. By the way, winding up in prison isn't the worst thing that could happen to your son--being on Death Row is. As they don't have one at Donovan, I know he hasn't hit bottom yet.

November 7, 2012 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Is San Diego's New Mayor After DeMaio Concedes

No, the good citizens--and the bad--BREATHE a collective sigh of relief. (Didn't San Diego Unified School District teach you anything about usage?)

November 7, 2012 at 1:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prop 34 Death Penalty Behind In Early Returns

Oh, well...I really didn't expect this one to pass. There are too many blood-thirsty people in California who want to see "justice done". While my heart goes out to victims of violent crime, like Mr. Klaas, I'm reminded that God's model for execution is not revenge but sacrifice. As long as "victims" see vengeance as a legitimate claim, this atrocity in the name of Society will be with us. Vengeance belongs only to God and no one gets away with murder. He is faithful to repay; the wicked will burn in Hell for eternity--they won't get away with anything. No one gets out of this world alive, good or bad.

November 7, 2012 at 6:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activists Fight For A Popular Vote For President

"people who shouldn’t even be here?"

Brit, are you nuts? Those "aliens" you reactionaries keep screaming about have lived in the Borderland region for hundreds--perhaps thousands--of years! Is it their fault that a bunch of European johnny-come-latelies cut their homeland in two with an international border? That's like the Geneva Accords that tried to turn Vietnam and Korea into North and South provinces according to political differences, a la the American Civil War.

Ho Chi Minh didn't start out as a Communist; he was a nationalist who wanted Europe to get the hell out of his country so his people could work together to solve their own problems. La Raza has been languishing under the boot of European imperialism for nearly as long. What will they have to do to get you out of their collective ass? Bring the ragheads over here to plead their cause?

We, as a nation, seem to go out of our way to create enemies around the world by oppressing our neighbors in the name of "making the world safe for democracy". I say it's time to stop pissing them off and instead practice being a good global neighbor.

November 6, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )