“TM paid the ultimate price for his MISTAKE? What mistake are you referring to exactly?- Being black in the wrong neighborhood? Going out at night for a snack? What makes you think any questions were asked by GZ? And if he did ask questions- why did TM have to answer? GZ was not a cop, he profiled someone he deemed suspicious, he tracked them when advised not to by the police and he eventually killed him. I don't get how you lay any blame at TM.”
SafeMoneyMan on Apr 6, 2013 at 07:42:07
“I agree with much of your response. So addressing your questions, a witness stated they briefly heard an argument. I don't believe GZ walked up to TM and just shot him. Why get that close if you have a gun? I don't believe TM just turned around and swung on GZ. You are correct TM didn't have to answer questions. He could have kept walking. From my experience in life we all have moments where had we chosen a different path things could have gone wrong. Its my belief this wouldn't have happened had GZ not approached or had TM decided to take another approach to handling the situation. Most times we have choices and we all take responsibility for how we make those choices. None of us can say for sure whether or not a choice was given. But in my opinion there was a choice. I'm simply giving you an alternative thought processs.”
“I really feel the pain of this family's loss. Hadiya seems to have been a bright, level-headed girl with a promising future. I really hope that her killer is brought to justice.
But I wonder....had she not performed at Obama's inauguration the previous week, would we even have heard about her? How many bright and promising young people are gunned down senselessly and barely merit a brief paragraph in the local papers? I wish the outrage over Hadiya was afforded to all those lives prematurely snuffed out. This nation has become de-sensitized to its violence and that needs to end for there to be a meaningful change in the culture.
I pray that all families will be strengthened as they endure this most painful of life's trials.”
Lily P on Feb 2, 2013 at 10:14:58
“I think if others in the city see how this is being supported by the community, others in less fortunate neighborhoods will follow suit and start to turn people in as well.”
“"We no longer have free-enterprise capitalism in health care," Well that's kinda the point isn't it?!! For too long, health care in the U.S. has been driven by greedy capitalists who profitted off peoples unfortunate illnesses driving up the healthcare costs to one of the highest in the world. And God be with you if you did not have money to pay. Obamacare is trying to right these injustices.”
dmac on Jan 18, 2013 at 09:57:01
“As Mackey likes to cherry-pick his elements of a definition as he did with "defining" the f-word, he could have said, "We no longer have the profit motivation in health care". Think he might have gotten the point then?
Yeah, me neither.”
JulieMarisa on Jan 18, 2013 at 09:48:06
“Amen Brian!!! Amen!!!! Pure and simple. Thank you!”
“Of course the Newtown tragedy is a political issue. Anytime there is a dire need for broad-based policy changes or reform- the law must be involved. And the government and its leaders draft, propose, approve and enact such laws. So politics has to be a part of that because you have a two party government who always have opposing views about every aspect in life including, it seems, the welfare of children. It is sickening.”
KLK1975 on Dec 23, 2012 at 08:46:03
“So true, I'm amazed they think it being a political issue brings it down somehow, politics is how we change laws in this country, it should be a political issue from day one.”
Dec 18, 2012 at 06:35:12
“I have no doubt that they know each other personally and would be concerned by the ill-health of the other. The joke was still in poor taste. Serena may not care about these antics and may even find them humorous, but thousands of black girls who struggle every day with negative body-image issues may not.
Dec 18, 2012 at 06:31:21
“I see the context of my quote was lost on you. I never said she did anything to her lips but rather it showed the correlation of Chris Rock's comment and the undeniable physical attributes of people of African descent- namely Serena's ample figure.
I am aware that women of other races can be full-figured, but there was no doubt in anyone's mind who the young lady was trying to portray.
And again I say- I don't think it was racist, just in poor taste.”
Dec 12, 2012 at 17:27:29
“Chris Rock said it best, "It's not racist, black people have thicker lips!!". And Serena has a divine body full of luscious curves. I think the joke was in poor taste, but I expect nothing better from certain people.”
Shahanshah on Dec 12, 2012 at 20:49:45
“but, she didn't do anything with her lips.
she augmented her body.
and as I am sure you are aware, lots of women from other races and ethnic groups can be very full figured and busty as well.
I see absolutely nothing racial in this and the fact that both women involved are personal friends should have made this a non issue.”
SO12 on Dec 12, 2012 at 19:43:13
“Brai here a fun clip to read ,
When Williams was sick with blood clots in her lungs and home scared for her life, Wozniacki dropped by her home in Los Angeles to comfort her.
“Actually a very sober, level-headed response to an embarassing defeat!!!”
Chet Random on Nov 13, 2012 at 07:29:38
“I agree. It is the first sensible thing I've heard from the far right. Everyone else is just spinning the defeat, including O'Reilly, as you would expect. They refuse to see the reality of the change that is taking place in America, even after a dramatic knockout of their candidates. It was 0 for 9 on anti-reproductive rights politicians, which sent a loud message to apparently deaf ears. Gingrich, even if sincere, might as well be talking to a wall.”