- Had their head coach suspended twice this season for cheating scandals
- Recruiting Violations
- Sign Stealing Scandal
- Had the weakest regular season schedule, only playing 2 teams that mattered.
- Had the weakest conference championship win.
- Still got ranked #1 despite all of this when, if any undefeated team should be left out it should be the cheaters who played a weak schedule.
- Is likely to have any victories this year vacated anyway.
The committee didn't have to field questions on Michigan because everyone was distracted by FSU.
TIL in 1972, astronaut Neil Armstrong visited the Scottish town of Langholm, where he was read a 400-year-old law declaring any “Armstrong” that enters the town must be hanged
Example being Tom Sizemore's line in Saving Private Ryan
"Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful shitty mess"
My vote would go to 2016's Suicide Squad.
"what are we, some kinda suicide squad?"
Perfectly shoehorned in. 10/10 egregiousness
In the morning my neighbor took their dog somewhere and later came back without him. He was old, and lived a good long life.
When they came back they were clearly trying to hold it together. The dog wasn't with them, as an adult looking at the situation it was obvious what had just happened. My daughter didn't see it (she's 15) and asked them where the dog was.
For a bit more context, you know how some kids are just massive animal lovers and are obsessed? Thats my daughter. she has very strong emotions around animals. She dreams of having lots of pets and owning land, and is actively participating in animal rights and volunteer groups.
They briefly said that the dog was put down and carried on walking inside. She started bawling and tried to ask questions on why and how could they do this. I immediately made her go inside.
I told her that its okay to be sad over this situation, it sucks. But its their dog and they are feeling 100x worse about it then she is. They need space and a bit of time and it wasn't an appropriate time or place to be asking them questions or even blaming them for the situation. She slammed her bedroom door on me and started scream crying.
My husband then had a go at me saying its her right to be sad over it and I shouldn't have gotten involved or interfered. I then told a couple of close friends about the situation and they told me that I shouldn't have told her off over it and that I wasn't allowing her to grieve properly.
I thought I was in the right, she's nearly 16. Its a teachable moment that sometimes horrible things happen but we need to control ourselves a bit and not make it about us. And also, she doesn't have a relationship with this dog. We say hello sometimes on the rare occasion we bump into them on a walk, but thats it. This isn't her first time experiencing a death either.
But maybe I should have approached it differently. What do you guys think.
Rant Did everything millennials were told they were "supposed to do" and still can't afford child care in the US
Feeling a little defeated right now. I'm 31 and my husband is 38. We did "all the right things" we were told to do - went to college, got a degree, worked on our careers before starting a family, etc. But...
My husband and I are expecting our first (and only) child. Our incomes are almost identical and we gross a little over 85k/year combined. But after taxes, insurance and a 5% contribution to my 401(k), we only net around 65k/year.
We live in a relatively LCOL area and our household income is actually above average for where we are. However, the cheapest daycares in our area are $195/week.
We don't have family or anyone willing to help with child care.
With our incomes being basically identical, we can't afford for one person to be a SAHP, as we'd be losing 50% of our income. So our only option is to pay for the daycare.
We've ran the numbers a million times, and even with cutting out everything we possible can, including my 401(k) contribution, with the increase in insurance cost we'll have, daycare, diapers, likely formula, etc, we will literally be in the negative each month after all our bills are paid.
Also, in our state, to get any kind of assistance with child care costs, for a family of 3 you can't gross over 64k/year.
It's just so outraging to me that the average middle class couple cannot afford to raise children anymore. How do you guys do it??
At this point, we think taking out a HELOC on our home is probably the only way we're going to be able to make it through the 5 years until our kid starts public school.
ETA: changing jobs also isn't an option for us, because thankfully both of our jobs have incredible benefits - e.g. mine has 3 months paid maternity leave with lots of PTO, and my husband's has excellent insurance with no deductibles, coinsurance, or out-of-pocket max.
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OC [oc] white car’s insurance company (GEICO) says i’m partially at fault for not trying to avoid the accident, what do yall think
geico first gave the excuse that i entered the turn lane prematurely. i fought that with a police report. then they gave me the excuse that i could’ve avoided the accident all together. geico just keeps giving bs reasons for why it’s my fault
The first day we thought it was Jehovas Witnesses (the only people to approach the house that day). The second day we thought it was kids just outside of the cameras view. The third day we found out who it was. I had no idea rabbits could produce such clean cuts!
For some context, I (28M) and my wife (Fiona, 25F) had 2 children (3F and 0.83F). We had another one on the way as well. This third child was pretty controversial for us because I didn't want more children but Fiona kept refusing to be intimate with me unless I wasn't wearing protection. Because she wanted more children.
But just a few days ago, Fiona started bleeding and it turns out that she was having a miscarriage. The doctor told us that he was a boy since he was developed enough that they could see his body parts in the ultrasound they did. Fiona is devastated and has been struggling to keep it together. Her family and my family are also crushed as they were all looking forward to having another nephew/cousin/grandson.
But honestly I am relieved. I was at the end of my rope and barely keeping it together knowing that we would have a third child. I am struggling to parent 2 children as it stands, and the third one would have been the straw that broke the camel's back. But it's not acceptable to be expressing these kinds of feelings to friends and family IRL. By all accounts, I am also supposed to be devastated and miserable at the loss of my son. But I'm not. I'm actually at peace with his death, because I know how much worse it would have made our family dynamic to have a third child. But I can't say these things. I can't really share how I'm feeling to the people closest to me, and instead I have to put on this mask of pretend suffering in order to seem like I'm not a complete monster.
I'm planning to put my foot down going forward. No more thick boi for Fiona unless he's suffocated in latex. I might even get a vasectomy because I am confident that I do not want more children, even if Fiona does. I know that getting a vasectomy would make Fiona furious and possibly even depressed since her dream is to have a large family, and could give me chronic pain for the rest of my life, but I've got to look out for myself too. I believe god gave me a second chance to fix my mistake of having more children against my own wishes. And I'm going to make the most of this second chance.
I'm not a good parent or a good partner or even a good person by any stretch. But I'm going to do what I can to be a better person going forward, since an event that seemed to be an emotional death sentence on my life has been lifted. I will no longer have to fear the dissolution of my identity into a servile machine that must dedicate all his waking hours to the care and management of a wife and 3 children. I may yet be [partially] free.