Skip to comments.Ben Stein: Scared at 60
Posted on 03/03/2005 10:54:41 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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Ben Stein **PING**
History repeats itself.
Ben goes from being warm and fuzzy, to warm, fuzzy and scared. I no longer pay much attention to him. Though I guess his middle-aged inertia is appealing to a lot of people his age, and his temperament.
Great read - sobering. Can you add me to the BS (snicker) ping list?
This is from a long haired redneck. If I'm gonna get my ticket punched by some sheet headed Islamist then I would want it to be when I'm doing something I enjoy. A Chiefs game, a plane to Chicago to visit my family, the College World Series in Omaha. Bring it, but diaperheads we won't go quietly
Why doesn't he take away the kid's car and tell him he won't pay for college if the kid doesn't shape up?
Hmmm. Quite the downer of an article. I don't think I'd take a liberal CBS reporter's version of events in Iraq and Afghanistan as the gospel truth.
And Ben needs to grow a parenting backbone. All this guano about "being friends" with "Tommy" has led to "Tommy's" spoiled brat behavior.
He's 17. I think he can be called "Tom" now.
h. Above all, to have learned to love and worship a God of love and understanding.
I can understand those who don't have faith in God using the term "lucky" but I just cannot understand why people of faith have such a hard time saying "blessed" when it comes to how God has "blessed" them. As an example, here is what Ben says, 3. "I am a supremely lucky person,...". It's almost as if they mean that God rolled the dice and they came out a winner.
Thanks for the ping, and your pleasant presence on FR.
What a nice thing to say, thank you. You made me smile and with beloved overseas right now it is at times tough to smile.
Glad to do add you to the list.
Note to Ben,
Here's the thing, YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE YOUR SON CLEAN UP THE MESS!
That'll be $100.00 please,
Wow tough words. For one, I think Tommy should have fessed up and his father deserves at least that much from his son.
I do not know if he is doing girls or anything of the like. He is a teen though and I recall my teen age years.
My father bought me a 69 Cougar. It was to die for. It had a 351 Cleveland and kicked butt. My Mom owns a 1976 280Z and one weekend I was meeting my folks in Leesburg and actually caught up with them and Mom and I raced and lets just say she was in my dust. My parents should have known better.
Perhaps he should have addressed the punishment but nobody is perfect.
To not pay for college is a bit extreme at least in my opinion.
Tommy attends boarding school and I doubt has a car so taking it might not make a difference in the long run.
Thanks for the comment.
I thought Stein was smart. How can't he understand that the CBS chick is a simple propagandist and was playing him.
I doubt that his depression concerning the Middle East has continued given the events of the last couple of weeks. His friend Lara need not worry about her kids wearing burqa, courtesy of that dumb cowboy who can never get anything right, George W. Bush. Nor is Tommy likely to have to put his front sight on center mass of an armed jihadist, which is a pity in a way, because a uniform and overcoming cold fear in your gut makes up for many an adolescent shortcoming. For some of us it's about the only cure for affluence.
Thanksgiving was a rough period in Iraq, and if this seems a bit depressed it's probably that and Stein's contemplation of beginning his seventh decade. It's only a number, Ben, just the superstition of an even number. If the good Lord had given us an extra finger on each hand we'd be counting in base 12 and it wouldn't mean diddly.
I like Stein but that article is really disturbing. His son is going to end up wrapped around a telephone pole. If the kid drives like that when his dad is next to him, imagine what he does on his own.
I don't want Stein's son killing himself...or my son.
Ben -- get up from the pool and pay attention. Your son should occupy MORE of your head, not less.
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