Congressman’s son, pleads guilty to beating his girlfriend

Patrick Moran, son of Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, slammed his girlfriend’s head into a metal trash can cage at a bar. The Congressman described his son and the girl as “good kids.”

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I don’t know what we do, but I have been thinking a lot about something. Why is it that back say in the 1950s, we did not see all the violence and shootings the way we do now?? What are the reasons? Video games, more divorce, more technology, pushing God out of our lives (I know the religion thing is not popular on here and I do respect that and you don’t see me post on it, but as a Christian, I can’t help but see that the farther this nation is getting from God, the more violence we have). Now, I don’t know if pushing God away is a reason, but anyway…what is it? Is it the other things I mentioned? Maybe it’s a combination of all of these things?

Louise, restricting religious beliefs and practices (Christian, Jewish, or otherwise) invalidates the strongest of all core beliefs – even those that pertain to our own self-isms.

I think that “tolerance” is a mutated form of “pity,” but it’s gone over the edge with labels and that it’s so much easier to be “tolerant” than set forth reasonable expectations.

“No Child Left Behind” is a prime example of something gone horribly wrong. Instead of learning facts and information that will propel a child into developing into a successful adult, children are being groomed for testing, at all costs. Instead of teachers TEACHING, they’re baby-sitting, especially beginning in Jr. High. Educators are not permitted to tell a child, “Sit down, and shut up,” because it’s “not nice or nurturing.” Well, oh, well……there is a time to be uber-nurturing, and a time to demand reasonable expectations.

When I was in school, a student that failed to do their homework, they risked possible exposure for failing to meet a reasonable expectation. Today, a child may not experience “shame” because it’s been misinterpreted to be damaging on every level. Now, I’m not talking about the type of “shame” that I experienced that produced my own shame-core. I’m talking about identifying a reasonable expectation as required by every student.

I actually know someone whose child called CPS to complain that they were being abused because their parent put them on restriction for refusing to do their homework. So….what does this say about reasonable expectations and personal accountability? That the patients are running the asylums, now.

Liane touched on a very, very important discussion about “people control,” and changes need to be made, across the board. Legal. Medical. Psychiatric/psychological. Because of HIPPA laws, a patient can sit in a counseling session and describe how they intend to harm someone, and the counselor is prevented BY LAW from reporting this to the intended victim except in extreme situations – a criteria must be met, certain steps taken, and all in the right order, or the counselor could face CIVIL action if they attempt to warn a potential victim.

“Back in the day,” communities were smaller – even in metropolitan cities like NYC or Cincinatti, there were cultural pockets where everyone knew everyone else. These people generally took care of their own through their social networks and religious organizations. Today, the world is connected only in terms of FaceBook friends and internet groups.

I believe that entertainment and advertising media need to be completely overhauled. Reality programming? REALLY? Not necessary, and not entertainment. Violent content? Not necessary, and clearly desensitizing. “Youth-and-sexually-oriented?” Not necessary, and dehumanizing for those who are aging and don’t opt for cosmetic surgeries.

As far as the Legal System goes, begin with “No Fault” divorce. If a contract of marriage needs to be severed, then a clear reason WHY needs to be provided, and punitive damages awarded to the injured party. As it stands, a spouse can come home after a day at work, 18 years of marriage, and four children, and tell their partner that they’ve had it, and the marriage is over. Although a lengthy complaint prose is submitted, the words in the complaint have no bearing upon the settlement of the divorce – it’s all about equitable division of assets and NOT the bad or abusive behaviors of one (or, both) of the partners.

Family Court needs to stop insisting that “even a bad parent is better than NO parent.”

At some point, the society will either swing back into balance or dissolve into anarchy. We’re heading in that direction on a 60% downward slope. This current culture is heading towards a depth where it will be unrecoverable, IMHO

I hope she was paid well to blame it on her shoe.

Google “Andy Reid” and “Sons”.

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