Archive for the ‘Mommy’ Category
1. Colt is now walking – it really helps my back!
2. Rhett and Colt play together and laugh together
3. The Dailey Method
4. My Barbie ponytail
5. That my girlfriend Stasy is now single and free
6. My husband
As a mother – I am disgusted and enraged;
As a sports fan – I am disgusted and enraged;
As a lawyer – I am all that and hope that you rot.
Now my blogs usually explain the legal landscape of a particular case and what the public and the defendant can expect to happen. Rarely do I give my personal opinions; however, I am going to deviate with this one.
I understand that the world of sports, and especially college football, is very different from the reality that most of us live in. I understand it is all about the wins, the reputation and above all, about the money. But that is no excuse. As a human being there should be times that you rise above the petty and protect your fellow human being – ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT HUMAN BEING IS A CHILD! Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, should fail in comparison to the importance of protecting a child from being raped and abused. The men (if you can even call them that) at Penn State that allowed the horrible acts to take place (and continue to take place) should be ashamed of themselves and should rot somewhere that is dark, uncomfortable and cold. Yes, these are strong statements and maybe not politically correct but I do not care.
These men, other than Sandusky, did not do the act itself, and did not do the “first” act, but by their inactions they facilitated, encouraged and provided the means to continue the horrible abuses of the children. Yes, I am even talking about the much loved Joe Paterno. I don’t care what you have done in your professional life, how many games you have won and lost, how much money you have made, you failed to do everything you could to protect someone who needed your protection and to me that means that you failed. You say that you did not know the exact details…what more did you need to know? You had enough information to make the right call and you didn’t.
All of those involved failed, even the grad assistant that first reported it…why didn’t you follow up! You knew what you saw and you chose to only go so far – that is disappointing. Almost everyone who was involved and knew something was up consciously decided to not go to the police, or not stop it. For that you should be ashamed. Nothing is more important that the welfare of a child, especially one who had been raped, abused and fondled. You had better hope that Karma forgives you because the mothers and the victims never will.
If you want to know the timeline click here. All these men knew something was going on and did not stop it when they had the ability and the means to do so. Look at the timeline and see what these people did and did not do – you will see a common theme – they didn’t take it where it needed to go:
Ronald Shreffler, Lerry Lauro (investigator with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare), Ray Gricar (a prosecutor), Thomas Harmon (campus security), Tim Curley (Penn State Athletic Director), Gary Schultz (Penn State VP), Dr. Jack Raykovitz (Executive Director of Second Mile), and Graham Spanier (University President) just to name some who KNEW something and failed to do anything outside of their own little reality to stop it. Oh sure, they may have banned Sandusky from this or that, but they could have and should have done more. Again, you should be ashamed of yourselves and yes, I am judging you.
As for you Penn State, Second Mile and the High School that was involved – get out your checkbook because there is no defense.
I would LOVE to win the SAY WOW NOT OW PRIVATE YUMMIE TUMMIE STYLE SESSION at BlogHer 2011!
I just recently had my second son, Colt, and am working towards getting back to my pre-Colt/post-Rhett shape which is why I NEED to win the session! It is not as easy as one might think when you have a 3 year old and a 2 month old. To go anywhere it takes me at least an hour and a half to wake them up (and me) get each cleaned up, fed and dressed and then get me cleaned up and dressed. Granted, it took me some time before but that was when there was time for make-up and styling my hair! Now I am lucky if there is enough time to throw on some mascara and some cheek tint!
On top of that I often find myself, as I am sure many mommies do, standing in my closet trying to find something that fits and/or something that is flattering in this awkward time! When you are preggo you are allowed to have some bumps in several places; however, afterwards you are not – ug. Well, I have noticed that Yummie Tummie has some fantastic pieces that could really help someone like me! The pieces look comfortable, feminine and flattering – and trust me, mommies of newborns can really use something flattering and feminine after months (what feels like an eternity) of feeling and having to dress frumpy. The pieces would allow me to get dressed quickly and still look CUTE! I am especially in love with the Mayumi Top and the Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt – very “mommy of boys” friendly. Top those off with the Mid Rise Straight Leg jeans (that look sooo comfortable and are on par with the cost of other uber popular jeans) and I am ready to go – fast and feminine! I am also dying to get the Invisible Skinny Tank and the Kellie Tube Top Skins Collection – these both look like necessities in the Scottsdale desert!
Since I am now a mother of two boys I need clothes that allow freedom of movement and security that things won’t fall out. Yummie Tummie clearly shows that this can be achieved with the line of tanks and camisoles, every woman should get some Yummie Tummie clothes!
There are several places you can go to find this fantastic line and get in style! And for all my wonderful friends and family – feel free to go on the Facebook page and “put in a good word” for me and tell them how much I need the session! Here is where you can find the YummieLIfe:
Just wanted to pass along the info. This will happen at Gainey Village Heath Club and Spa:
Kids Bullying Classes
Saturday, January 29
Time: 10-11 am & 11-Noon
Ages: 5-7 year olds at 10am & 8-12 year olds at 11am
Cost: $12/members; $15/non members
Minimum of 10 kids needed for each class
Location: Kids Club
The one-hour class will touch on the myths and realities of bullying and self defense for a child. Once a child believes and understands that their confidence in dealing with potentially threatening situations depends on their level of confidence in keeping themselves safe, they are ready to learn a few POWERFUL moves. All techniques taught are designed for a “smaller” individual and are highly effective for blocking and escaping since the Bully usually picks on someone smaller than them.
Sign Up: Contact Shelly McGann at 480-624-9125 or email@example.com