Category Archives: laws

Law curbs McDonald’s Happy Meal toys

When I heard about this I knew I wanted to talk about it and when I read the article I knew I couldn’t improve it so I’m going to just put it here. “LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – San Francisco has … Continue reading

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How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

I’d heard this being talked on the news and on other blogs but I never really gave it too much thought but after this morning I thought I’d get in on it and ask you guys. I’m lucky to get … Continue reading

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Dividing Lines

I can’t even really believe this is happening. It’s such a good thing I live where I do. I couldn’t stand to have these silly rules and regulations to follow. Not to be able to hang my clothes outside????? WHY??? … Continue reading

Posted in appearances, behavior, choices, clothes, differences, laundry, laws, lifestyles, neighborhood, people, things, today's times | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

It’s about being neighborly

There are so many issues surrounding the proposed Community Center/Mosque, called “Cordoba House” near Ground Zero that I don’t know where to start. A list seems like a good idea, as the issues pop to mind: It’s very close to … Continue reading

Posted in America, arguments, beliefs, choices, cultures, differences, discrimination, disrespect, government, laws, life, lifestyles, memories, neighbors, news, opinions, Political Correctness, politics, private property, questions, relationships, religion, respect, responsibility, rights, traditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Does everything boil down to black or white?

I got this news story from my mom who heard it on the radio. I can’t even begin to write about it. Go read this and tell us what you think. I was raised that police officers are our friends … Continue reading

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Girl jailed for offensive t-shirt

I’m not even sure where to go with this so I’m just pasting the story here and we’ll see what everyone thinks. “A civil suit will be filed next week by a Round Lake Park woman jailed for wearing a … Continue reading

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Is 16 to young to drive?

Last week we had a couple of very tragic accidents claiming the lives of many of our young people. Here is the news story of one of them. Several things came out after this article. There was no alcohol involved … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, age, behavior, children, choices, differences, discipline, drivers ed, driving, fears, good habits, kids, laws, life, live and learn, people, Political Correctness, problems, teachers, teenagers, things, Uncategorized, vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

A big fat fail!

This was just to good not to share. “Cedar Rapids police say an Illinois man stiffed a cabdriver out of his fare — which is illegal — and then left his wallet behind in the cab — which is stupid. … Continue reading

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Real Live Minority Report

Here’s a scenario for you.  You go to the bar, you have a drink or two too many.  You go out to your car, realize that you’re too sloshed to drive, and throw the keys on the center console.  You … Continue reading

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Doobie Do or Doobie Don’t?

This is one of those topics where it’s really easy to have a knee-jerk opinion.  But then you think about it, and it gets really, really complicated. Marijuana. President Obama has publicly stated that he will not order his minions … Continue reading

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Bath Time Photos Prompt Child Porn Allegations

This thing seems very silly to me. I think it’s one of the times I think to myself that as time goes on, things just go to far and get to carried away. This story was on Good Morning America … Continue reading

Posted in adults, baths, behavior, child abuse, childhood, children, choices, differences, emotions, family, fears, feelings, kids, laws, life, life lessons, lifestyles, parent's, parenting, people, pornography, problems, relationships, sadness, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Even Miracles Take A Little Time

I’m sure everyone has heard about the amazing story of Jaycee Dugard. Kidnapped as she was heading to the bus stop one morning in 1991, all the while her step dad watching helplessly. I remember when this happened, we’re the … Continue reading

Posted in afraid, anger, behavior, being home, child abuse, children, control, criminals, daughters, death, emotions, fears, guilt, laws, mental illness, pain, regret, reunited, sad, scare, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

No parking ANY TIME….this means YOU!

Paul and I went shopping last night to one of those warehouse type places. We didn’t need a bunch of stuff but since we were in town, we thought we’d run in and pick up what we were out of.  … Continue reading

Posted in bad habits, behavior, cars, choices, dangerous, differences, driving, emergency, inconsiderate, kindness, laws, manners, people, problems, road rage, rudeness, rules, safety, selfish, stupid people, things, traffic, Uncategorized, vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Question of the day

You’re driving your car late at night and come to a red light. If there are no cars in either direction, would you stop?

Posted in accidents, cars, choices, driving, feelings, laws, people, Question of the day, questions, responsibility, rules, safety, simple questions, things, thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Teens driving and using cell phones

I know I wrote teen dies in car crash and I still do feel that way.  I feel with other kids in a car, the driver is way to distracted.  But I’ve been hearing more and more about passing a law that teens can’t drive … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, bad habits, behavior, cars, cell phones, choices, driving, fairness, fears, feelings, government, habits, impulses, kids, laws, life, life lessons, people, road rage, rules, teenagers, things, thoughts, today's times, traffic, transportation, vehicles, worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Pick a Speed!!

What would the world be like if we all drove the same way?  Would our commutes be happy and stress free or would we make each other more nuts than we already do?  I was coming home from town on Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, anger, cars, choices, control, driving, emotions, feelings, laws, life, people, road rage, rudeness, rules, safety, small towns, stress, thoughts, today's times, traffic, transportation, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Couldn’t resist this one

  I thought this was great.

Posted in accidents, alcohol, bad habits, children, choices, drinking, drinking and driving, fears, feelings, kids, laws, life lessons, lifestyles, parent's, parties, peer pressure, people, responsibility, teenagers, thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Let’s lower the drinking age…..

I’m really not sure how to start this post.  I’m pretty agitated so I’m trying to *breath* and stay calm so I don’t sound like a shrew. Last night the news started with this: Another Push To Lower Minnesota’s Drinking Age.  I’m thinking, well, I … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, addictions, adults, age, alcohol, bad habits, behavior, choices, dangerous, differences, drinking age, drinking and driving, economy, fears, government, kids, laws, mistakes, opinions, peer pressure, people, teenagers, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Drinking and driving

168 Manitobans were charged with drinking and driving during the 2008-2009 holiday check stop program. Collision analyst Sergeant Wayne Blackmore says although Manitoba saw an increase of almost double the number of impaired drivers, RCMP are not surprised.  He says that’s because … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, activities, adults, alcohol, anger, bad habits, behavior, choices, dangerous, dangers, drinking and driving, getting drunk, laws, learning, life, life lessons, people, problems, responsibility, rules, safety, seatbelts, things, vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

My BIGGEST pet peeve

How many of you are parents, grandparents or a guardian??  As a parent, how many of you buckle up your child and tell them they have to wear a seatbelt? I know I do….I think most of the people with … Continue reading

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Fire safe cigarettes!!!!!

I realize I won’t get to much sympathy on this issue but that’s okay.  I don’t need it but I do need to get this off my chest.  As of Dec 1st, Minnesota now has a fire safe cigarette. Isn’t that … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, addictions, anger, bad habits, behavior, changes, choices, cigarettes, differences, feelings, habits, laws, people, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Question of the day

Have you ever been arrested?

Posted in activities, adults, behavior, chores, differences, fears, feelings, laws, life, people, Question of the day, questions, simple questions, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Deer hunting is here

We live on a farm and hunting season has come.  I have 6 horses along with other animals.  Last night at 5 PM I heard 14 gunshots in 20 minutes coming from our back property. The worst thing was I … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, activities, afraid, Animals, behavior, chores, dangerous, dangers, fears, feelings, guns, hunting, laws, mistakes, people, problems, rules, safety, scared, seasons, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The hunters around here!!!

First of all, when Lisa wrote her post about her hunting dilemma I was just going to write this as a comment.  I figured we didn’t need two hunting posts.  But, then I saw this on the news last night so … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, activities, adults, behavior, dangerous, dangers, fears, guns, hunting, laws, mistakes, people, private property, problems, respect, things, thoughts, worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

School—1957 vs. 2007

Scenario:  Jack goes quail hunting before school. Pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack. 1957-Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack. 2007-School goes into lock … Continue reading

Posted in adults, behavior, changes, children, choices, differences, environment, fears, feelings, getting along, growing up, kids, laws, life, old days, past, people, responsibility, rules, school, today's times, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments