My Tribe

In the middle of all of the news coverage of the airplane going down in the Hudson one particular tidbit jumped out at me.

It seems there was an elderly lady and another lady with a child.   After the plane stopped moving, some man yelled at the top of his lungs "women and children first".      

According to the report, the crowd separated and the women and children went first.

The great Bill Whittle over at the eject eject eject blog talks about what it means to be a member of "our tribe" in his essay "Tribes".   The MEN on that plane behaved the way men are expected.  

At least that's how I was raised.

Good job men.   Welcome to the tribe.

Carry on.

Robbers have nothing to fear.

Yet another story from victim zone

The important quotes "The two students said they kept thinking about Kwik Shop clerk Laura Pierce, who was killed last week. Robbers shot her even after she gave them money." 

"The store's owner said he has been robbed eight times in the last two years."

The police cannot stop this from happening.   They'd *love* too but they simply cannot live at the carryout.    

All you can be sure of is that they will be along 'bye and bye' to fill out the paper work and they just might catch the bad guy if he leaves enough evidence.

What kind of man would leave kids to "watch the store" when he knows he gets robbed regularly anyway?

Sir!  Here's your sign..

Great Moments in Parenting

Who says that we can't influence our children.
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