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Little League, underwear and FAFSA...oh my!Posted Friday, June 17, 2011, at 1:36 PM
Just a few issues on my mind today and really not enough time to put them all into a paragraph so I will post only a few comments on each.
1. Why does it seem that Little League teams as young as 1st grade are being "stacked"? Some teams are loaded with the oldest, most experienced and most talented kids while other teams are left woefully deplete. And really, should parents be allowed to coach their own kids? Is there a better way to draft these teams so that each team is essentially equal and each kid has a fair opportunity to learn the game?
2. Gotta give appreciation to the airline employee who asked the gentleman to pull up his pants so that no one else on the airline had to see his underwear. Would like to see more of this and less underwear, less lowcut cleavage baring tops, and no kids in tees cut from the armpit to the waist so that we can see everything in between.
3. At what point did it become the responsibility of the parents to pay for a child's college education? My parents did not pay for mine. I applied for and received scholarships based on my grades. I also applied for my own loans and OMG... I GOT 2 JOBS TO PAY FOR MY OWN COLLEGE EDUCATION. Why should my son, who has been living on his own for a year have to submit our income information to FAFSA and why should his awards be determined by what WE make? We don't even get to claim him as a dependent.
What do you think?!
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My name is Leah Cauthron. I was born and raised on a farm near Cushing, Iowa. My parents still live there. I am a conservative Catholic. I have been married to Randy for 22 years and we have six children. I received my degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Wyoming College and as a mother of six and a daycare mom, I have used probable cause, reasonable doubt, search and seizure, Miranda rights, submission, arrest and interrogation technique as a part of my daily life. I can also shoot a .357 magnum with deadly accuracy. I have lots of opinions on lots of things. I am not an expert on anything but I read a lot and will gladly share that information if I find it accurate. I have a sarcastic nature and for the most part I have pretty thick skin and most things don't bother me for long. I don't like mudslinging or name calling so keep negativity of the personal nature to yourself. Enjoy and welcome to my opinion.