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Dad Branded Unfit Parent For Refusing To Take Son To McDonald's, Lawsuit Says

Dad Branded Unfit Parent For Refusing To Take Son To McDonald's, Lawsuit Says

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 06:43:46 in Divorce

“This reminds me of my son at that age--I told him he had to eat 5 bites of peas and he managed to get 5 bites out of one pea.

One time with no dinner does not make him an unfit parent. If this keeps repeating every week and he refuses to try a different method of getting the child to eat healthier, then he's unfit.”
What Are Losing Candidates Doing With Their Last Few Days Of Campaigning In 2013?

What Are Losing Candidates Doing With Their Last Few Days Of Campaigning In 2013?

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 19:37:33 in Politics

“Rand Paul cites Beethoven as one with imperfect DNA because of his premature deafness.

A few years ago, a person who bought a lock of Beethoven's hair at an auction had it analyzed, and the lab revealed that Beethoven's hair had excessive amounts of lead in it. Exposure to lead can cause deafness. Beethoven did not have faulty DNA; he was exposed to too much toxicity in his environment.

How does that sit with his Libertarian agenda?”

Fencer on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:02:34

“We all have imperfect DNA. Maybe we can explain the libertarian actions by having to much lead in their body”

WILKIE12 on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:57:09

“Rand Paul is to Beethoven as Alex DeLarge was to Beethoven in "A Clockwork Orange".”

ThinkCreeps on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:57:08

“Also the syphilis... but I guess the right would try to stop him getting treatment for that too.”

jsgaetano on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:41:15

“Rand Paul thinks people should be free to have lead poisoning.”

WowJones on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:40:15

“Paul is anti _gay marriage, anti _abortion. He's no Libertarian”
Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 17:42:29 in Politics

“This article restates that story and tells of at least one voter's dissatisfaction with Mr.Harris:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-10-25/news/bs-ed-andy-harris-20131024_1_andy-harris-1st-district-aca
Washington Navy Yard Shooting: 13 People Confirmed Dead, Including Shooter (LIVE UPDATES)

Washington Navy Yard Shooting: 13 People Confirmed Dead, Including Shooter (LIVE UPDATES)

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 17:25:50 in Crime

“Regarding the 4:43PM FBI photos: Why do they think both photos are of the same man? The shape of the head, eyes and mouth are all different, unless one photo has been stretched.”
Bill Thompson Announces Concession To Bill De Blasio In NYC Mayor's Race

Bill Thompson Announces Concession To Bill De Blasio In NYC Mayor's Race

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 12:30:43 in Politics

“How about managing a successful mayoral campaign?”

vandyhoops23 on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:33:12

“His mayoral campaign was successful because everybody liked his diverse family in a TV commercial --- this doesn't make someone qualified to run NYC”
Cory Booker Unveils Plan For Criminal Justice Reform: 'The Stakes Are High'

Cory Booker Unveils Plan For Criminal Justice Reform: 'The Stakes Are High'

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 19:11:57 in Politics

“I agree.

Is Lonagan saying that vandalism and shoplifting are not minor crimes? That is an indication of just how full prisons will become if he gets in power.”

YeOldeSnark on Aug 28, 2013 at 19:59:17

“It leaves one wondering. Lonagan has become Corey's secret weapon to victory.  Lonagan and the those who nominated this clown should be checking themselves into the state hospital for the incorrigibly insane.”
Sarah Palin Hopes Bill Maher's 'White Wimpy A#*' Gets Flattened After Trig Palin Slur (TWEETS)

Sarah Palin Hopes Bill Maher's 'White Wimpy A#*' Gets Flattened After Trig Palin Slur (TWEETS)

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 19:05:25 in Politics

“From the linked Review Journal article:

"Still addressing Futrell, Maher then added what sounded like “you wack job.”"

"What sounded like"? The whole issue is about a word that Bill Mayer is accused of using and the accuser wasn't listening closely enough after a couple of sentences to get an accurate quote?

There is nothing on camera, so how are to know who is to be believed?”
Sushi Yasuda Eliminates Tipping As New York Japanese Restaurant Raises Worker Pay

Sushi Yasuda Eliminates Tipping As New York Japanese Restaurant Raises Worker Pay

Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 07:13:48 in Small Business

“I often see tip jars on the counter of restaurants when I pick up take out. Can anyone tell me if the counter people, who are essentially cashiers, are paid based on the standard minimum wage or the restaurant minimum wage? I feel guilty when I do tip there because I feel the boss may be keeping an eye on the jar and lower the workers' base salary if it gets too full.”

carly after on Jun 7, 2013 at 09:06:00

“When I worked in a restaurant as hostess I also took to-go orders and I was paid hourly. Any tips were mine to keep (we didn't tip share at my restaurant) but I never expected any and if I got a tip it would usually just be a couple of bucks.”

garystartswithg on Jun 7, 2013 at 07:25:37

“You can't lower minimum wage below minimum wage. Corporations have removed tip jars to remove guilt over not tipping. No tip jar, no tip, more minimum wage.”
Benghazi Will Totally Be 'The Next Watergate' Unless It Isn't

Benghazi Will Totally Be 'The Next Watergate' Unless It Isn't

Commented May 7, 2013 at 18:59:50 in Politics

“The security footage in Boston was released in order for the public to help the FBI identify the suspects.

It is highly unlikely that the public would have had similar insights into the Libyan terrorists.”

consultingpbh on May 7, 2013 at 19:39:55

“Why release them at all unless someone is trying to imply they were actually doing something.
BTW: I'd like to hear from the Commander (3 Star Admiral) of the US 6th Fleet which has been between Sicily and Libya. In it's list of strategic weapons is Combined Task Force 506 (Special Ops) which at most would have been 1 hour away on first notice. Look at a map mid point is 225 kms between Syracuse and Benghazi.
Another BTW: were these photos released to anyone? Have the US citizens from Benghazi in lock down been shown the photos? We will never know.
Best wishes,

Enlisted in ’66, retired a 1%er and proud of it,
“Sua Sponte”
75th Regiment
Company O
3rd Brigade
82nd Airborne (’66 -’73)”
Rick Perry Disgusted By Cartoon Depicting Explosion

Rick Perry Disgusted By Cartoon Depicting Explosion

Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 20:47:14 in Politics

“I thought the going bust started with Governor Reagan.”

Enrique Iglesias on Apr 27, 2013 at 20:59:21

“It just goes to show that you sheeple don't follow your history lessons too well... Jerry already started the downward trend for California the first time he was Governor... But, then you already knew that, didn't you?”
Rick Perry Disgusted By Cartoon Depicting Explosion

Rick Perry Disgusted By Cartoon Depicting Explosion

Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 20:36:44 in Politics

“And using mobile phones while driving is illegal in many states, including my home state of Maryland:

http://handsfreeinfo.com/maryland-cell-phone-laws-legislation

It is not simply that "accidents do happen". If you behave in a reckless manner, you should be punished, whether by regulation or civil suit or both.”
Rick Perry Disgusted By Cartoon Depicting Explosion

Rick Perry Disgusted By Cartoon Depicting Explosion

Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 19:58:14 in Politics

“Why in the world would you print an article about a complaint about a political cartoon without showing the cartoon? I found a link to a good copy of the cartoon:

http://constitutionclub.org/2013/04/27/sacramento-bee-runs-cartoon-mocking-texas-fertilizer-plant-explosion-that-killed-15-people/

It is a very conservative site that shows they are really mad about the cartoon, but, to me, there is nothing to be mad about. It makes clear that the incident was preventable, rather than an act of God.”

ADAIRMA121931 on Apr 27, 2013 at 20:50:42

“EXACTLY...BUT that would be under the heading of FACT...”

RillyKewl on Apr 27, 2013 at 20:16:37

“Thanks!”

Enrique Iglesias on Apr 27, 2013 at 20:10:22

“There are thousands of People that have been killed by using their mobile telephones while driving; and they were all "Preventable" but unfortunaltely, accidents do happen; your attempt at logic is out the window in my book.”
Gun Bill Background Check Amendment Fails, Other Key Provisions Follow

Gun Bill Background Check Amendment Fails, Other Key Provisions Follow

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 19:02:49 in Politics

“How in the world do you know that that is why the Senators voted against it? Most comprehensive bills are very long.”
Divorce Research: Study Finds That Children Of Divorce Are More Likely To Smoke

Divorce Research: Study Finds That Children Of Divorce Are More Likely To Smoke

Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 11:07:39 in Divorce

“That's interesting in slide #2 about the A-allele gene. Where do I sign up to get tested?”
Divorce Research: Study Finds That Children Of Divorce Are More Likely To Smoke

Divorce Research: Study Finds That Children Of Divorce Are More Likely To Smoke

Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 11:05:57 in Divorce

“That's been passe for 30 years.”

Aries Warrior on Mar 16, 2013 at 13:07:47

“Come on now....these kids think they look tuff and powerful with the cigs hanging out of the corner of their mouth.”
Rand Paul Filibusters John Brennan Nomination

Rand Paul Filibusters John Brennan Nomination

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 17:24:59 in Politics

“The Rachel Maddow Show is offering the theory that putting Brennan in the CIA is actually a way for the drone program to move from the CIA to the defense department.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/vp/51060307#51060307

Could Rand Paul's filibuster actually preserve the unconstitutional status quo?”
Rand Paul Filibusters John Brennan Nomination

Rand Paul Filibusters John Brennan Nomination

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 17:06:11 in Politics

“Thank you for simplifying this.

Why didn't Rand Paul think of it?”
Janai Stafford Bus Rescue: Maryland Woman With No Driver's License Makes Heroic Rescue (VIDEO)

Janai Stafford Bus Rescue: Maryland Woman With No Driver's License Makes Heroic Rescue (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 18:53:54 in DC

“The article says he was treated and released from the hospital, so he has at least improved.”
Fox News' Credibility At 'Record Low': PPP Poll

Fox News' Credibility At 'Record Low': PPP Poll

Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 08:58:53 in Media

“I accidentally faved your comment when I wanted to reply.

I totally disagree with your #2 point. Children develop the ability to discern fantasy from reality at about age 7--which is why there are a lot more 6 year olds who believe in Santa Claus than there are 8 year olds, and why there is a rating for children's TV shows called "TY 7". If that is not development of cognitive reasoning, I don't know what is. And this is not even counting the number of times I was tricked by my son when he was a toddler!”

Polar Shift on Feb 7, 2013 at 22:30:15

“Jill, The sophistication of political cognitive thinking isn't the same thing as the belief in Santa, Jesus, or the tooth fairy. At adult levels, cognitive thinking is the ability to form your own personal 'code' of acceptable views, while accumulating and reshaping those views as one acquires more information. The trouble comes when FACTS can't be easily integrated, and so must be DENIED!”
Hillary Clinton Launches Website

Hillary Clinton Launches Website

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 19:37:13 in Politics

“"she did a good job FOR A LADY"???”
Hillary Clinton Launches Website

Hillary Clinton Launches Website

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 19:03:29 in Politics

“But Hillary IS the most qualified person.”

James Montes on Feb 6, 2013 at 01:38:10

“Yes, she really listens to "her" people.. especially when life and death are at stake... NOT!”

wranglerboy on Feb 5, 2013 at 21:04:02

“Lady....you can go back to living under your rock now.
Do us all a favor and make that rock in the bottom of the grand canyon.”

populux on Feb 5, 2013 at 19:28:37

“according to no one....”
Zosia Mamet, 'Girls' Star, Flashes Major Sideboob In Cut-Out Dress (PHOTOS)

Zosia Mamet, 'Girls' Star, Flashes Major Sideboob In Cut-Out Dress (PHOTOS)

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 20:26:04 in Style

“Gee, when my dresses start looking like that, I go shopping for a larger size.”
Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 18:32:55 in Politics

“How do you explain the words "well regulated" in the second amendment?”

UrascalU on Jan 29, 2013 at 21:43:52

“Well, it sure doesn't say 'the right of the militia to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed'”

TexasTreader on Jan 29, 2013 at 21:33:09

“If you want to regulate militias, nobody's stopping you. You just can't regulate private firearm ownership.”

Rick4646 on Jan 29, 2013 at 18:45:42

“They can't.”
Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 18:31:52 in Politics

“Yes, he was heckled. You notice he did not turn all the way around to see the audience. His next statement was that no one had an answer for that question, and I do not believe he was looking for an answer. He meant the question rhetorically.

This was a hearing, which is a formal setting. That is why the moderator acted the way that he did.”
Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 18:18:37 in Politics

“There are devices that only start a car if the driver passes a breath alcohol test.

Talk to us when you've developed a trigger lock that can test a person's sanity.”

subrog8er on Jan 31, 2013 at 18:01:34

“LOL. Since when are they all drunk?”
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