Comment of the Day:
"Funny, my Father's Day wish is to go the hell back to sleep when I wake the hell up that morning. Here's hoping I get my wish, because I'm usually waking the hell up and helping the kids with their breakfast, cleaning the hell out of the kitchen, vacuuming the hell out of the house and then sometime in the late afternoon drinking a hell of a beer."–BeerBrewerDa
Stay-at-hom dad Jeff Pearlman gave some tips on enjoying the kids and helping around the house and apparently hit a nerve. Many CNN.com readers were furious at what they saw as being lectured right before Father's Day.
NewsEditor said, "As a father of two wonderful kids, I find this article completely insulting and about 30 years too late. Fathers today are involved with their kidsā lives more than ever before, despite the outdated and totally unfair custody laws that still exist in most states. I'll be making my kids' dinner and doing their laundry tonight, but it will be because I always do and not because my wife has to nag me about it, just like most men of my generation I know."
sensiblem said, "On Mother's Day, women get long flowery prose about how mothers are the sole reason for their kids' success. On Father's Day, men get berated for not being better parents. Yes, I get that there are a lot of people out there who grew up with distant or absent fathers. My father wasn't really around either. But as someone who is involved in his kids' lives, is it really too much to ask for people to lay off the 'deadbeat dad' stereotype and actually, ya know, appreciate fathers on Father's Day?"
mediaisajoke said, "This article is both pompous and presumptuous, and would have been better received had it not been written like a laundry list of chores left on the refrigerator by the wife. Also, a recent CNN article shows that more than 50% of modern males do more than their fair share in raising children, despite long workdays and household chores that need to be done. Every guy I know is a devoted dad who bends over backwards for his kids. Yes, I am a little riled up over this article; extrapolate from that what you will."
BeerBrewerDa asked, "Would it be so bad for us to get breakfast in bed or taken out to brunch? Mother's Day is all about flowery prose, as you say, and all of the enjoyable trappings that go along with that. How about throwing some of that our way? I wouldn't mind a card that says how awesome I am, as opposed to another one about farts and beer."
DeshonĀ MarmanĀ was returning home from a funeral when he boarded a USĀ Airways Flight wearing saggyĀ pants that showed his underwear. He refused to pull them up when asked by US Airways employees and was arrested by the captain for trespassing when he refused to leave the plane. Most CNN.com readers said Marman should have pulled up his pants.
MCHammBohn said, "We can debate if the captain should have ordered him off the plane in the first place. That's a reasonable debate. However, once the captain did issue the order, the passenger is legally obligated to comply. He didn't. That's criminal. Just because they don't tell you exactly what to wear does not mean they do not have a policy."
Statesman15 said, "If authority tells you to pull up your pants, pull them up. This kid is supposed to be a role model in college, too. I just shake my head at this, because every time I walk around in this country I get stereotyped due to actions like this bozo's!"
AUColdSteel said, "They should have just yanked his pants all the way down. I bet he pulls them up then." wackman asked, "Why do people insist on following a practice that started with prison prostitutes?"
oddbanngĀ said, "Kudos to the airlines for sticking to common sense. It's no different than when you walk off the street into a fine restaurant that clearly states 'Appropriate Attire Required.' In this case, no pants, no fly. š
Many said Marman's state of undress was unfair to other passengers. nepawoods said, "The airplane itself is cramped for space. You want this guy's boxer shorts in your face as he tries to squeeze by you to use the restroom?"
Some said, however, that the airlineās dress code was unclear and unfairly enforced. edandnanetteĀ said, "Were he a she and good-looking, I have my doubts anyone would have cared." cryspyx said, "I don't approve of showing your undies (it's as classy as the chicks who show their thongs in low-rider jeans), but double standards apply across the boards."
Diskullman said, "Looking like a fool with your pants on the ground. OK, this style doesn't appeal to me, but I would assume his pants being so low probably eased his search before boarding. I believe his civil rights were violated."
Picco said, "Funny thing is that his attire was deemed appropriate from the time he checked-in, went through security, showed his boarding pass at the gate, and walked downthe Ā jet bridge. The larger issue may be that the policy is not clearly offered anywhere and inconsistently applied, at the whim of a flight attendant."
What is it about the Casey Anthony case that has made it such a national obsession? asks writer Ann O'Neill. ComeOnMan9 said, "I am obsessed with this thing. I dream of the day when they fit this fine, upstanding woman with her very own designer prison ensemble: my kind of haute couture."
jmg162636 asked, "Who cares? Why is this case relevant? Why is this psychopath becoming a celebrity? Why can I not watch the news for 10 minutes without a trial update? Mothers kill their children all too regularly; I donāt need to hear about their irrelevant trials." AHonaker99 asked, āWhen is this going to end? Why is she not dead yet? I am bored out of my mind with this story. It's been a bad summer for news: Weiner or Anthony.ā
Other readers had plenty to say about Nancy Grace. zaglossus said, "An interesting criminal case but it has diverted attention from other criminal cases and coverage of substantive news from Washington, Wall Street and overseas. As for Nancy Grace, it's always guilty until proven innocent: the lynch mob incarnate."
But WowMe said, "I love Nancy Grace. People need to understand that she is a commentator, not a news reporter. Yes, her show is based on her opinion of the case, hence the name of the show." 643DP said, "If it wasn't for her show, I wouldn't have been following this story for the last three years. She can be annoying but I think she just appreciates justice being done."
But FiletORich said, "I wish that Casey had left her baby alone and duct-taped Nancy Grace's mouth shut and dumped her in the woods instead."
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Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.