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Interesting comments, this is evident that no one here voted for Obama 2008, and won’t be voting for him this year. So, what’s new, except believing more lies and being totally ignorant? Narrowed-minded followers of Rush and the like, continue with the lie this Obama is a Muslim, and if he were, so what? Romney is Mormon. Every person that has run for president has a slogan and stand before people trying to sell you his/her position. People who are Republicans as a whole will likely vote that way, the same for Democrats. There are a few that will cross-over and vote against their party at times. The old point of the game is who goes out and actual vote their choice for this office because it really doesn’t matter what the opposing candidate may offer, whether you are on the right or left, even if it’s a better choice for the country, you will likely vote party, and not your heart. It is just amazing to see how it is so easy to accept Romney not submitting more of his tax returns, but Trump and all the other fools like him want to continue to question the President’s birth. How stupid can they be to believe that this man, an educated man, a former Senator, and an attorney would actually risk going to prison by running for President when KNOWING very well that he was not born in the United States. It also interesting how Romney’s lies and his refusal to stand up against members of his party and tell them to STOP, when they attack women, and using race baiting. Romney stands for anything that will get him in the Whitehouse. Why would you want to repeal health care, privatize Medicare, and take services from poor, disabled people, where is the heart. But, yet, these people claim (I didn’t say confess), to be Christian. That is not Christ-like. I do not agree with all of Obama’s agenda. He inherited a mess with regards to the economy, and IF he had not done what he did do the bail America out, it would have been a bigger miss. But, he didn’t go off flipping his lip, and causing a war, or lying about weapons of mass destruction. True, there is still work to be done, but I’d rather put by trust in a person that at least has tried, opposed to one who has done nothing but told lies and hide. The truth of the matter is Republicans realize that they made a BIG mistake with Romney as their candidate, but they’ve got to push him through anyway because their goal wasn’t to get the best man for the job, but to get that black man out of the so-called “white” house.
I am certain that no one has missed either of you Alums on or off the field. Instead of finding fault, why try not being a solution. Deerfield has an excellent program, but THEY also have committed, dedicated ALUMS that support their school. I don't believe that you could pay a former student of Deerfield to publicly say anything negative about their school whether they were winning or losing, and THEY PUT their money where it will make a difference in the school. SCA has changed, and so has Deerfield, but the change has been good for both schools. But, then again, ALUMS may feel exactly as you do, but SCA Family don't. Committed family members are in for the long haul, no matter how tough the going may get. Real family has a relationship and want to see and encourage success, and picks you up when things are bad. But, a guest or a persson just passing threw the halls wouldn't feel the same as a family member.
Congrats to Coach Lowe and God's blessings upon you. Also, Congrats to Sherwood Christian's team. Sherwood family and fans are proud of you and your efforts. You are a very young team, but I see your future in becoming a team to contend with in time. The young freshmen and sophomores will rise to the occasion. Continue to sow good seeds of respect, discipline, hard work, and dedication. Be a sponge and soak up the training and skills that your coaches offer and provide. You competed against a very discipline, big team that has a coach that has been with them for many years. It is my prayer that Coach Covington continue to committ and dedicate himself to building this football program. He is a man of honor, respect and love you guys. The talent at SCA is present, and hopefully the as your coach builds the program, more experience, size and depth will come, which in every way can determine the outcome of the game. You got on the score board, and you certainly played with heart. I know that your coaches are very proud of you and all of your efforts. I am also please to read the kudos and respect the sportwriters give to you young men as you play the game that seemingly that each of you love so much. My hats off to Deerfield, Coach Lowe, Sherwood and Coach Covington. SCA, the scoreboard shows a loss by many points to DSW, but you won in so many other ways and you played with heart.
Continue to give Zenon a chance. He will do well. I am glad that he got to see some action today, but regret the loss.
URWrong Again, now you hit the nail on the head. A lot of people wanted Riggins to be found guilty, but they are forgetting the legal process, evidence, and State witnesses. I certainly didn't created the judicial system, “innocent" until found "guilty", but I am glad that is in place, whether I agree with the outcome or not. Often times hate, racism, disdain for others can cause one not to be objective and consider the facts. I still can’t help but wonder if Riggins were not black, and on the school board would there be so much anger about the verdict. Why can’t this verdict be accepted? I too have begun the process of completing an application, got distracted and didn’t complete it. I have had incomplete applications and forms returned to me due to being incomplete. Unless the school lunch program has changed, at one time the student could be approved for full free or reduced lunch. Basically what people are doing is speculating. Taxpayers got what they wanted, a trial by a jury of her peers. The jury came back with a verdict, of not guilty and it is final. I hadn’t heard all of the evidence before the trial and thought to myself, why would Riggins risk her freedom for a couple of free school lunch meal, and why didn’t she take the plea? Now, I understand and I am glad that she didn’t, because she knew the truth better that I or any of us. When you know the truth about something, and know that you have done nothing wrong, then you must fight. A plea bargain would have ruined this woman’s life. As for Ms. Baker’s, her case is different. Her salary and that of her husband’s if he was employed, wouldn’t have qualified her for free or reduce lunch, even if her husband wasn’t working. But, Riggins income is a whole lot less than Baker. If middle-class range of income for a family of 4, 2 parents and 2 children is around $50,000, that cuts Riggins out of that range. Well as for this poster, I’ll wait for another worthwhile topic to discuss in the future that “peek” my interest; otherwise I am done with this one. But, I will say again as I’ve said previously, the school board needs to be accountable and take responsibility and it is time to get people on the board that can make good things happen for our children. My children are adults, and attended public school, and things were better in some respect, but there were still problems. Best of luck to Ms. Riggins, and it is my prayer that she learns from the experience. Oh, I agree with one of the poster, fix your children a lunch, it probably would be healthier and taste better any way.
ittybittyme- it is you that need to "GET Over IT," because the woman was FOUND NOT GUILTY, and if the evidence had supported that she defrauded the program with "INTENT," then YES a guilty verdict should have been rendered. Based on MY Understanding and comprehension, Riggins kids got free lunch based on the incomplete application. She submitted another application and the error then was found, and only after a tip. But, the person doing the "tipping" should have looked more closely at the application if they had possession and realized that it is possible that an error occurred. It is also stated in the article that when the second application was submitted, it was more in line with her previous application. Riggins wasn’t being prosecuted for previous years, but for 2011-2012 year. It is very apparent that when the investigation was conducted, the investigators found no other evidence that would suggest fraud of those previous years. If they had I am certain that those years would have been included in the indictment. Based on Riggins income of $39,000 she would not have qualified for "free" lunch, but she could have qualified for a "reduced" priced lunch. The program is a federal funded program with specific guidelines. The application shouldn't have been processed with incomplete information. Again, if she had listed an incorrect amount for her income (lied), from all three entities and got free lunch, then yes, guilty should have been the verdict. But, the evidence was not there, and you are angry because the jury of her peers did not reach a guilty verdict. It was not a "hung" jury and it took 2 hours for them to make a decision. When this story came out, I was very upset, and I said then, and I say NOW, if she and the other person are guilty, then they need to face consequences. But, I also have enough intellect to know that there is a legal process that must be followed. It seems as though people assume that because she is a member of the school board, she shouldn’t have applied for assistance in the program. I am not the one that need to “Get” over it, I am. Oh yes, you are correct, just because a verdict is not guilty doesn’t been that the person is innocent. AND, just because a person is found innocent doesn’t always means that he/she is not guilty. There are a lot of innocent people incarcerated for crimes that they did not commit, just as there are many guilty people walking around that are as guilty as sin. But, what are we to do. There is a legal process, and sometimes the result is not as we expected, but we have to respect the decision and move on. I don’t always agreed with the outcome, but I am certainly glad that it is in place to at least give innocent people a fighting chance. Without the judicial system, people would be “tarred and feathered” first and tried in justice system last by people like you.
All I can is WOW!!!! Awesome...
An inspiring story indeed. I don't know you Hakeem, but you have truly touch my soul. Celebrating your grandmother with words, and desire to bless her is so remarkable. Continue to stay focus, keep a level head, and continue to listen to grandma. She prayes for you without ceasing. It is my prayer that your deams and desires come true. Continue to water the ground with good deeds, workd, kind, respect, honor, love, and pray and Our Father will bring it to pass. I am going to come out and see one of your games. I am a Monroe High graduate, so that makes even more a good reason to come.
It is my prayer that the availability of DNA testing will bring closure to a family somewhere in these United States or country. A few of the comments are sad. I'll just assume that either the person(s), has poor reading skills, poor reading comprehension skills, a child who doesn't really understand life, poor vision, heartless, or an empty wagon, that is making a lot of noise.
To the “Quick and Furious,” What else do you want? There was an investigation and Riggins was removed from her position on the school board, pending an investigation, and she was prosecuted and acquitted by a jury of her peers. The case is no different than any other, the jury has spoken, and those who may disagreement with the outcome will just have to live with the results. When we are so busy trying to make something out of nothing, usually we get nothing. It is that hard to believe that perhaps in this case, that this case should not have came to a trial. That maybe the prosecutor should have paid more attention to the evidence, and not the audience. Based on the evidence, it is very possible that for Riggins, it was an honest error and a mistake. She began the application process, got distracted, and didn’t return to complete. The person that took the application should have called her to remind her that it was incomplete or shredded it, instead of processing. She wasn’t found guilty. I don’t think the lady is crazy enough to want to go to jail, especially she was offered a plea bargain. One would have to be crazy to not accept a plea, when you know that you are guilty. Now, if the application had been completed, AND she listed a lower income from Girl Scouts of America, than she actual made, then “yes”, that is intent. Furthermore, if Girl’s Scout dismissed or fired her based on this evidence, she needs to file a suit against them. I don’t believe or tolerate cheating, or stealing. And for those that actually did lie on their application with “intent”, should face the penalty. But, please let us not convict innocent people. The school system indeed needs to do a better job with accountability. What “if”… there are no “ifs.” Why are some of you so angry? I know some of you have done some “real” cheating in your day, compared to this case. Submitting another application, one month later says a lot. “Quick and Furious”, get over it, and accept the verdict, just like some of us have had to accept many verdicts that we didn’t agree with, and will have to accept the not guilty verdict that George Zimmerman will get, for murder. Oh, he will be acquitted. I didn’t like the verdict for OJ Simpson, killing his wife Nicole, but I had to accept it. Goss did his job, and brought the case to trial as by law. Did you want him to over throw the verdict? One thing for sure, if Riggins’ were white, justice in your opinion would have been served. GET OVER IT. Case is CLOSED!!!!!
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