“Who is "we"? How much tax do you actually pay to "subsidize" poor people and police officers salaries? Do you know that for every dollar spent using food stamps generates another 80 cents into the economy?It also is a big source of income for farmers. Whats wrong with feeding people? May you never need assistance but if you do you will be thankful for the help. People work at WalMart because they want to. If they do not like the wage they are free to leave. WalMart earns about 5 cents profit on every dollar the company spends. Not much of a profit. If they were to pay workers more they simply would raise their prices and less people would shop there so nothing is gained. It is the free market system at work. If police are there at WalMart's request then they are probably off-duty officers and WalMart pays them not the municipality.
Jimi Hendrix huh? In 1969 I stood 6 feet away from Jimi while he performed Voodoo Child in Denver Colorado. That was a night I will never forget!”
tuga on Nov 30, 2013 at 16:42:13
“There are plenty of videos to view of public police involved in Walmart sales altercations. Who do think has been doing the arresting? Also, it didn't seem like Jimi was complaining about the existence of food stamps or feeding people - just the idea that we (I pay plenty of taxes) are subsidizing Walmart's low wages. People that work every day shouldn't need food stamps. Costco in our town pay almost double what Walmart does and they seem pretty damn profitable. If you think that 5 cents on the dollar is low profit for a business like Walmart, you know very little about business.”
“The point of this piece of tripe would be??? Seems this website is making bucks off a tragedy while those who vend at Gun Shows are trying ear an honest and legal living. Mass murders happen because of mental illness and gun control. Gun control works but by "works" the proof is in that unarmed victims, obeying insane laws die at he hands of outlaws. Police do not protect us so who is going to? Please answer that with your best idea and not with misspelled attempts to insult.”
“This stuff is great for the news business. The media swarm to dead bodies like houseflys and Michael Moore. Democrats have a saying "Never let a crisis go to waste", advancing their movement to bans on American's Rights, and capitalize on tragedy. Cold-blooded and contrary to everything they tout. You are easily manipulated not "we".”
“While not a scientific poll by any means, the majority of people I talk to do not have a clue as to what their Rights are when confronted by a law enforcemnet officer. This ignorance has led to the chiseling away of our Rights and why this is not taught in schools anymire is suspect. If you are ever accosted, appraoched, or pulled over by a cop you do not have to speak to them at all. They will cajole you and rant but they are not your friends. If you trust a cop you deserve what you will get. Never talk to a cop and never let one talk you into anything. That is the problem in this scenario and I am not surprised how self-described intelligent folks are actually as dumb as the next guy for not even addressing the facts as I have stated here.”
LouisvilleLiberal on Aug 17, 2012 at 19:12:30
“That's good advice. Cops will indeed make people feel as if there is a penalty for not complying with their wishes when there is not.
And, if only because not everyone who represents themselves as an officer of the law, people should be careful.
When I was a youngster living in Michigan, there were news reports of a car with flashing lights pulling women traveling alone over and raping them. Women were warned that they do not have to open the window wider than necessary to slide out your proof of insurance and driver's license and that they have every right to offer to drive their care to the nearest police station if they feel uncomfortable.
Recently, I heard the Mitt Romney used to have a state trooper uniform and I flashed back to that story....same time frame. Freaky.”
“We have influence over those that we interact with. We have websites and email so contacting our representatives in Washington is easy. Once upon a time there were envelopes and stamps... I have a meeting with my US Senator because I contact him (actually both) and I challenge them. They work for us remember?
Pres. says "common sense"? Common sense tells me gun control laws work, nobody shot back at the criminal did they? Anti-gun folks got what they wanted and it appears they just don't think things through. Anyone who wants bans on weapons is a mental midget and also my avowed enemy.”
marie therese on Jul 28, 2012 at 00:40:50
“The problem is my dear avowed enemy, that lots of times "good" people turn into "bad" people. Lets take you, for example. If you had a bad run in your life and got sick of being surrounded with avowed enemies, you could very well take one of your ak47s and shoot a bunch of us.”
“Just reading a few comments about this person and cannot believe how so full of venom and vindictiveness many of you are! I am certainly not defending the subject of this article but her behavior does have indicators of a mental illness. Munchausen is quite possible. I doubt many of the commentators understand mental illnesses but there are many people who suffer but show no outward symptoms at first or even second glance. Mental illness has been the forbidden illness for ages while as shown here cancer is practically embraced. This scam the woman played out does not seem very clever and is easily exposed. In her right mind? I doubt it. The other sickness I see here though without a doubt is pure hatred from many of you.
Have none of you heard the adage "There, but for the Grace of God go I"? Simply put, it could be you and someday it may be you. If so you better hope the jury has compassion. I am quite disgusted and hope I have shed some light in this darkness.”
Mar 13, 2013 at 15:26:23
“When attending jam sessions I am always amused when The Weight comes to the 3 part harmony and inevitably that part gets messed up. When I play it solo people will sometimes try to sing along quietly to themselves and are surprised I do not do the harmony part! Yeah, I said solo, can't do three parts, wish I could!”
“Dear Ms. Brady, cc:The US Government, Leave my Rights alone please. I do not care that you are fearful of whatever it is you see as the monster under your bed. I prefer to keep the Bill of Rights intact and in a way am somewhat amused how Washington big shots such as yourself demand protection and deny the citizens (your boss) the same. Equally amused by your inability to read and understand the words :The Right of the people shall not be infringed. I will watch out for mine, you watch out for yours and do me a favor, which is, do not do me any favors.”
DonMadrid1500 on Dec 18, 2012 at 07:51:01
“Your right to own a gun may not be infringed but the way that you are trained to use it and store it should be.”
“Thanks. I am afraid drunk tanks, fish tanks and tank tops outnumber think tanks 1,000,000,000 to 1. So many problems we face in this country and in the world are easliy solved however the pinheads in government do not seem to have a clue. I email my Senators and receive canned responses then after I insist on a real reply it is platitudes and lip-service. I have invited them both to stay at my house for a month, incognito then try to find a job to earn money to buy a car to get to a job. Should they fail (they will) then it is the Foodstamp line and then walk home in the dark and pray they are not assaulted as they cannot defend themselves and a police officer will be who knows where.
The local college kids protested "No war for oil" by blocking a main thoroughfare and of course when it was over they all drove home. I have yet to see anyone protest the most outrageous war which is the war on American citizens better known as The War on Drugs. That war Richard Nixon kickstarted I would guess in an effort to draw attention away from his crimes and his disdain for liberals. Remember when "liberal" meant liberal? I also did a few years in corporate clothes, General Services Coordinator at a Savings and Loan and those "men" where they whiniest bunch of Sallys I ever saw.”
jdipaolo on Aug 20, 2012 at 01:05:17
“Thank you so much for your rant. It seems like many of us are on the same page. Like Obama's war on racism to preserve the free flow of cheap labor globally. I find it difficult not to be cynical. But voting out incumbents seems to me to be preferable to voting ideology.”
“The Right to Remain Silent refers to the protection it affords us to not talk to law enforcement officers at any time for any reason anywhere. As far as speaking out and not speaking out, that is the First Amendment. If one does not want to prattle on about every moronic issue thrown at them then let them get on with their lives and kindly butt out. Not everyone cares about what you do and to the loudmouths please show a little courtesy and tone it down, really, your cause may garner more attention if it is less grating on the nerves.To the politicians: It is time to quit and let others take your place. The Senate et al was not meant to be a lifelong career, nobody is better off because of you and you won't face that fact plus you are all terrible liars.”
Deborah J Boyd on Aug 17, 2012 at 09:44:36
“I like the way you think Bob. One of my favorite thoughts is: "If you do not like what you hear or see but offer no suggestion for a different approach you are just a complainer acting like a 2 year old child wanting to get attention." I sometimes think this is why a female executive with children is very effective in the business world. I am 63 and never participated in any "street" demonstrations. They get some media attention but I do not recall where they were as effective as organized think tanks, NGOs, etc.”