“Cowardice is never noble. He was a coward to attack the girl, and he took the coward's way out rather than, for once, be a man and face the consequences of his actions.
Glad he's gone, but nothing noble about the way he went out.”
“Obviously, Rick Santorum can't figure out a simple State Department advisory. The advisory makes clear that there are safe areas of Mexico and unsafe areas. Thousands of Americans visit Mexico every day without incident (and without the Secret Service to watch their backs) because THEY can read and understand a State Department advisory. Mr. Santorum seems to have made a career of late out of repeatedly passing up no opportunity to reveal his general ineptitude and the overly simplistic way his "mind" "works."
I have a mole in my left armpit. It has more class and gravitas than Rick Santorum could ever generate. It's also more qualified to be President.”
“Evolution is a theory, but a testable one.
Creationism and "Intelligent Design" are untestable, faith-based theories, as they depend upon a BELIEF in the existence of a being whose existence is unproven. If the existence of this being could be proven, one would not need faith in order to believe in said being.
We have a place to discuss and debate scientific theories - it's called a school.
As luck (and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers) would have it, we ALSO have a place to discuss faith-based theories - it's called a church.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.”
rjsparling on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:44:02
“Look - you can't get an adequate science education in church. Kent Hovind is not a science teacher.
Get your tail to college and study biology - then criticise it.”
JaredJammer on Mar 22, 2012 at 23:46:47
“An incorrect and rather ignorant comment, Alan626.
Intelligent Design can be falsified by showing that nature, in itself, absent any visible intelligent, directing input, is capable of producing life from non-life.
If you can show that nature can do what was required for life to exist, and for progressive, creative evolution to take place, then an intelligent designer is no longer necessary, and your theory wins out via the application of Ockham's Razor.
In this regard, every single second of origin of life research by those attempting to show nature created life is I.D. science. That these brilliant men can not only refute I.D., but instead continually make discoveries that strengthen the argument from design, is a testament to how powerful a theory Intelligent Design is.
I'd say it's very close to gravity in terms of having overwhelming support for it, and practically no evidence against it.
Nothing in 21st century biology makes sense except in the light of intelligent design. Darwinists realize this, which is why I.D. gets them so hot under the collar and exposes their insecurities.”
rjsparling on Mar 21, 2012 at 15:30:59
“Actually, evolution is a fact. Change occurs over time. Undeniable. The evidence is overwhelming. Even the last pope accepted evolution.
The label "theory" is used as a framework for investigations into the mechanisms of evolution, which are still being explored by science.”
r2t4 on Mar 21, 2012 at 15:28:32
“It takes "FAITH" to accept evolution. Not one person in the last thousand years or more were there in the beginning. All the tests of today prove evolution invalid. And yet they "force" it on us all as the truth. Monkeys have 96% of the similar DNA, right? But mice have like 98% simialr DNA. So are we monkeys or mice. The tests of this theroy of today are redundant. Bones and rocks that have been claimed for many years as "missing links" or millions of years old", have been proven to be animal bone or wrong years by modern science. Darwin realized toward the end that evolution wasn't possible. He used the eye as an example. The eye needs six parts to function together. Evolution theroy forms one part and then discards it if it fails. It can't make six parts working in unison. But because mankind refuses to acknowledge God, they say, oh, it must have been a "reformed" version of evolution then. That proverbile "missing link"! That's takes faith to believe that. Faith is a corner stone to life. Our founding fathers did not separate church and state. Only more modern interperaters have. The constitution says the "state" can't force a religion. But evolutionists are doing just that through the school systems. They deny any other belief and hide it under the guise of science.”
themotorjunkie on Mar 21, 2012 at 15:10:00
“IMO there are gaps in both theories,neither has yet been able to answer all the questions, and intelligent adults can agree to disagree and debate them both, I for one do not find the two to be mutually exculusive of one another. However, it would seem that this is just one more thinly veiled attempt at re-introducing religion back into the public schools and should be opposed for that reason alone. If you want to teach &/or debate creationism vs evolution, then Sunday school is a fine place to do just that.”
“School janitors and their unimaginably huge paychecks. That's who's to blame for high oil prices.
Unless, of course, it's the firefighters...or nurses...oh, wait! It's the illegal immigrants who stole all those cushy vegetable picking gigs from hard working Americans.
That's who did it...”
“I'm speculating that it makes no sense to export millions of barrels of oil to other countries at fair prices, then turn around and buy millions of barrels of oil to replace them at inflated prices.
I'm further speculating it makes more sense to keep the oil we produce for our own use.
We can put up an oil well on every street corner and it won't matter if we continue exporting the oil we need. I'm all for drilling if we get to keep the oil. Otherwise, it's just a shell game we will always lose. Sell our own oil at fair prices when we should be using it here, then buying someone else's oil at unfair prices to replace the oil we produced but didn't keep.
That's just stupid and it needs to stop.”
“Not a bad idea, when you think about it
From what I've seen, a 9-year-old would probably be the most literate, informed, intelligent person in the jury box, if not the entire courtroom.
This might actually improve our "justice" system.”
brokenpencilprod on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:43:16
“Some elementary classes have "mock trials," complete with judge, lawyers, defendant, jury, and, of course, audience (the rest of the class). If you've never see one, and have a chance to go as an observer, you're in for a surprise. They treat it seriously, and do not have scripts to follow, and no one knows the verdict until the jury hands it in.”
elendil3136 on Mar 21, 2012 at 01:28:23
“At the very least, most 9-year-olds haven't been brainwashed by the Faux News Network yet.”
“Tell that to the politicians who repeatedly refuse to pass laws requiring THEMSELVES, as governnment employees, to be randomly tested.
Why do they never include themselves? And why aren't those in favor of these laws not pushing for the politicians to be tested? Why are they willing to take 'no' for an answer when it comes to that?”
ablegacy on Mar 20, 2012 at 19:30:09
“I won't argue with that. I do believe if some gov't employees are tested, all should be tested- including politicians.”
“First, we all know "state workers" won't include politicians who are paid by the taxpayer just like all other state workers.
Second, before it was blocked by a judge, the "test welfare applicants" law had 4 months to prove its point -and it did.
In those four months, only 2% of applicants tested dirty. 98% of applicants tested clean. Applicants have to pay up front for the drug test, and if they come back clean the state (meaning the taxpayer) has to reimburse them the cost. 98% of applicants got their money back from the taxpayer, THEN got the benefits for which they were qualified ON TOP OF THAT.
That is how "fiscal Conservatives" avoid wasting tax dollars - by wasting them, 98% of the time.”
“In their defense, they really don't have the time to adopt children.
Their efforts to eliminate all the social programs that provide support for unwanted children whose births could have been prevented takes up all their time.”
“You're an idiot, as evidenced by your posting of a comment that has nothing to do with the topic and says nothing.
Well, maybe not an idiot..because of all the things I accused Mr. Santorum of, "Flat Earth" was the only one you could argue with. Which means even YOU know the rest is absolutely true.
Thank you for backing me up.:-)”
“If you are so lazy you can't even generate the energy to type "Liberal," you are not worth my time.
The funny thing is, Conservatives didn't blame Bush for record high gas prices during his terms.
During the Bush administration, the Conservatives and Fox News said those who disagreed with the policies of a sitting President when our troops were in harm's way were traitors to their country. They dropped that attitude as soon as a Democrat was elected President. They don't believe that anymore.
Anyone who is that conveniently dishonest is also not worth my time. Therefore, Conservatives are not worth my time.”
“No offense to you or Mr. Santorum, but I, and the overwhelming majority of Americans, will always vote against a Theocratic Dictatorship.
And, just for the record, I don't need either of you deciding for me what you will "allow" me to do "in the sexual realm."
I'm a grown man and I can make those decisions for myself.
PS. Unless you want to be another one of the hypocrites, don't ever collect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid - don't go to National Parks, don't drive on Interstate highways, don't go to any hospital (even the private ones accept government grants for research, expansion and various treatment programs). All of these things are paid for, in full or in part, by taking everyone's tax dollars and redistributing that money for the good of all, even those who pay no taxes. That's Socialism.
It's all Socialism, and since you hate it, you would be a hypocrite if you ever accepted any of it. I'm sure you have more honor than to ever be a hypocrite.”
abinc on Mar 18, 2012 at 21:19:50
“Wow. Did I say any of that? Of course no "Theocratic Dictatorship." Wherever did you get that idea? I pointed out that many of the same objections being raised about Sen. Santorum were used against John F. Kennedy. He was elected and the US did not fall under the control of the Vatican. As to the "sexual realm," the government should not be "in the bedroom" to begin with. Even so, I ask you to prioritize your interests: economics, security, defense, environment, sexual activities, etc. If you feel, as do I, that the most important thing is to get the US back on a path to prosperity and everything that goes with it, you will relegate the rest of the issues further down the line. To me, I think Rick Santorum can do it. As to the rest of his beliefs, I'm uncomfortable with them. I'm simply more uncomfortable with the prospect of a second Obama term.”
“Apparently not. If they did, they wouldn't have put forward the slate of candidates they did.
Republicans knew they needed to put forth their best and brightest to beat the President, and the awful truth is, they have.
These guys are their best and brightest.”
dethburger on Mar 18, 2012 at 16:31:26
Dancenownzen on Mar 18, 2012 at 16:10:54
“YES and they had PALIN and BACHMAN and CAIN and PERRY in this bunch YES this is what they have for the brightest”
“Nothing could be better for the Democratic Party than for this sexually-obssessed, Far Right Wing, Flat Earth extremist to be tapped as the Republican nominee for President.”
debnran on Mar 18, 2012 at 17:00:46
“LOL... Don't forget that he actually lobbied that the World Wrestling Federation was exempt from steroid use legislation because they were entertainment and not a sport. In 1993, Santorum was one of 17 House Republicans who sided with most Democrats to support legislation that prohibited employers from permanently replacing striking employees. Critics also complained that Pennsylvania taxpayers were paying 80% of the tuition for five of Santorum's children to attend an online "cyber school"–a benefit available only to Pennsylvania residents. After the Penn Hills school district challenged the Santorum's residency and billed Santorum $73,000, he withdrew the children from the cyber school, and suggested they were being used as political pawns by his opponents.”
starztruck4u on Mar 18, 2012 at 16:28:39
“Ad Hominem attacks are so juvenile. " Flat Earth"....gee exaggerate much ? Hyperbole anyone ?
Funny...I bet you think you are educated.”
Forest North on Mar 18, 2012 at 16:24:03
Very well put-Yes, perfect. So right.”
oolalafrenchgirl on Mar 18, 2012 at 16:14:01
“The country needs someone more moderate than either of these two. The extremism of both the far left and far right is going to destroy us. We need someone who is capable of reaching out to both sides at times. Sadly, I'm not sure we have that in any candidate.”
abinc on Mar 18, 2012 at 16:04:24
“'cuse me? Nothing could be better for the USA than a Santorum victory. You need not agree with everything Rick says or does to know that he can lead the country back from the ruinous path of socialism upon which we are now.”
“You guys beat me to it.
If these people (and the poster to whom you were replying) had any idea how many fertilized eggs never make it, without any interference from the outside, they'd outlaw sex entirely because it could lead to a fertilized egg not coming to term, which would make the people who "did things in the sexual realm" accessories before and during the fact in a murder.”
“These laws just go to show you the low level of intelligence of those who are pushing for them.
On the one hand, these people claim once the sperm penetrates the egg, you have another Human being on your hands.
Then they allow doctors to withhold information from patients that could potentially endanger the lives of mother AND baby, but will only allow a wrongful death suit to be filed if THE MOTHER dies. So, by that logic, the death of the Human being inside wouldn't be wrongful, or it isn't considered a Human being by the same law that exists solely becuase it IS considered a Human being.
If you think about how bizarre, circular and perverse that logic is for too long, your head will explode.
These anti-Abortion militants have a collective IQ in the single digits.”
rubesbyu on Mar 17, 2012 at 18:35:29
“Imagine that...thinking that when a sperm penetrates an egg a human will eventually be born.
I can't believe these people. Where do they get it from?
On the other hand I don't agree with withholding information. That is backwards.”
Aerin Gael on Mar 17, 2012 at 18:22:12
“I h8 them all”
AndyB62 on Mar 17, 2012 at 18:20:59
“I guess if a woman has an IUD implanted she'll be arrested for possession of a leathal weapon.”
“It might be "dehumanizing" for someone who got in trouble once or twice twenty or thirty years ago but has been a law-abiding citizen ever since (like me). Still, it didn't bother me to have them check, or to explain what went wrong in my life lo so many years ago. Fortunately, they took the huge gap between then and now as a sign that I had effectively turned my life around.
That said, if the latest in a long string of arrests for Meth production was last month, that might be good information to have for a landlord who is looking to rent to someone who won't blow up their property and will be around to pay the rent.”