Here's something for you to chew on and discuss while I make my monthly warehouse shopping venture.
How is that the topic of kids walking/not walking to school
turns into a comment section filled with right-bashing and the usual SUV insults?
News flash: People were afraid for their children's safety long before Bush got into office. People drove their kids to school before SUVs were even invented.
I don't get the "must be a GOP thing" that's going on in the comments. Do only Republicans drive their children to school? Do only children of Democrats walk instead of getting a ride or taking a bus?
I had no idea that this was a political issue. Kevin Drum's readers sure opened my eyes.
My kids are not" coddled, over-protected, center-of-the-universe children." When you combine the bad weather, school buses that run on erratic schedules, two ton backpacks, sex offenders living in the neighborhood and the plain of fear of something happening, driving the kids wins out every day.
You think the fear-factor of your kids getting kidnapped is just some media invention and we should ignore it?
I bet Carlie Bruscia's parents thought it could never happen to them, either.