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It's easy as pie to put your name out there when you have zero controversial opinions and your ideas align with the establishment, the status quo. Your job is not in jeopardy when you are nothing but disgustingly sweet to everyone and purposely go out of your way to be as diplomatic as possible. You're straight, white, christian, and a family man. These things are all seen as "positive". (I thought i've read somewhere that you were a man of faith, I could be mistaken. If I am, I apologize.)
If you were a gay black woman who was pro-choice and an atheist, I don't believe for one second you'd attach your name to any of your posts or comments, especially in a town such as Victoria.
If my employer logged on to this website and saw that I am indeed in favor of a woman's right to choose and that I am agnostic and bisexual, it would foster a VERY negative work environment, as I work with devout christians and am involved with people who would not welcome a person such as myself on staff. I don't hide who or what I am, but I don't flaunt it, either. Nor would you if your job or your family's safety was at risk due to any controversial opinions. For you to deny that people are assaulted for being gay, black, atheists, and/or pro-choice (to name a few) is to deny reality.
Call us shady all you want to. But until you have the same kinds of opinions that we have and you attach your name to it, for all we know, you're just as shady as the rest of us.
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To be honest, normally I find this stuff really hokey and find it laughable that people think they're going to pack up their stuff and move and if they try really hard, they just KNOW they'll make it. I mean, they've got their fingers crossed and everything! But in this case, I really do hope he succeeds, and I really do believe that Chase has what it takes to actually make a name for himself and build himself a long-lasting legacy.
I first met him years ago, and my husband and I just cracked UP at this little girly-boy wearing angel wings, flitting around the bar in makeup and no shoes. We rolled our eyes and kept to our drinks, but we both had to admire his attitude, and I swear to god his sheer love of performing is what's going to get him his dream. He's so incredibly comfortable being who he is, and he can and will be anything you want him to be, with no complaints from him. He's not for everyone, but then again, neither are a lot of people who are now famous and living their wildest dreams.
I'm sorry, but it took me forever and a day to get past this part and keep reading:
That's one of the funniest things i've seen posted on here in a very, very long time. That definitely trumps "noodered".
Even if you had called me that, i'd never have flagged you. See, i'm a big girl. I can handle words on a screen.
But I should flag you for automatically assuming I was a male. I guess that "shows" YOUR character.
If you believe that a helicopter search was warranted, why don't you foot the bill for it, then? Every time a kid wanders off, i'll be sure to call the police and request that a helicopter be dispatched on your dime. You're chock full of moral fiber, obviously, so I know this won't inconvenience you one bit. Me, yeah...I would be pretty mad if I were made to pay for people constantly overreacting. But, hey. Just knowing the kid is okay is enough to justify all the money you'd lose, so great! Everybody wins.
I do not agree with having the entire city worked into a frenzy over something like this when just the very basic avenues of search were, let's say, "overlooked". But, hey...i'm just a big fat piece of crap because I don't want people losing their minds and more people getting hurt over a slight possibility that something has gone wrong, so what do you care what I think?
Intolerant oaf? What am I intolerant of? People overreacting, wasting money, getting people all worked up and crazy over something that could have been solved in no time with a phone call or a visit? You better believe it.
I was scared to death. My grandmother is ill, and I thought this was the call telling me something awful had happened. I was very shaken up. When I realized what it really was, I was so mad, I could have spit.
I think the family and the police department should reimburse you for your loss of gas. But that sure was nice of you to drive around like that. I guess i'm just a cold-hearted &^#$* who wouldn't have even thought about getting out of bed, much less driving around town. LOL :p
Is anyone else disturbed by this? How are you going to get a freaking HELICOPTER to come out and search when you haven't even checked all of your son's friend's houses FIRST? When your child goes "missing", you call AND go over to each and every one of his usual haunts BEFORE you call the cops. Why is it now that every time a kid does something thoughtless, we all go absolutely insane and want the national guard to come shut the town down?
I get that as a parent, you panic. It's your job to panic. It's your job to freak out and get hysterical and go absolutely bananas. But it's the job of the police and every other public service department to make sure that every single other avenue has been exhausted before wasting taxpayer money to call out a HELICOPTER and other search and rescue officers. I expect the parents to be illogical and irrational. But I do not expect this from professional organizations.
And by the way, thanks a whole hell of a lot for calling my house at 2:30 in the morning, waking me up to alert me about a missing child. What the hell did you want me to do? And not only that, we got THREE different descriptions of what this child looked like. The only thing the descriptions could agree on was that he wasn't white. One time he was 5ft tall and 50 pounds, one time he was 4ft tall and 60 pounds, and one of the phone calls I swear to god sounded like he said he was TWELVE feet tall! More descriptions made him sound like he was sportin' an Afro.
You would think with all the missing children in this country, organizations would be more, well, ORGANIZED. Had this child not come home, who knows how many people driving vans would have been pulled over and harrassed for no reason whatsoever. How many children would have been grabbed by concerned, panicking citizens thinking it was "that kid on the news" that'd gone missing? Gee, you saw a van driving down the street at one point. Well, great. I see them every day that a crime is committed. That doesn't mean they are responsible.
I'm glad the whole town was hysterical. That seemed to help him find his way home faster.
Yep, Ed, I expect to see Gary Burns' response to this in the article coming out tomorrow. Maybe he'll let us know he thinks Mr. Jabbour is mentally unstable.
Horrible environment of an alternative school? Are you serious? I went to Profit. Not because I was pregnant, but because I had problems with concentration and focus. I didn't resort to medication to combat the problem, which is why I ended up there. I could not follow the lectures at my other school and take notes properly and my education was suffering because of it.
The classes at Profit were small, there were very little distractions, and I could work at my own pace. I did all the same schoolwork I would have done at (what was then) Victoria High School, and I ended up gradutating a year early because the environment was incredibly conducive to what I was trying to accomplish. There was not one fight while I was there. There were none of the major problems I encountered at VHS. Profit saved me from dropping out and/or having to get a GED. So i'm not sure why you just threw alternative education under the bus.