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Ann Curry Firing Plot Called 'Operation Bambi': NYT

Ann Curry Firing Plot Called 'Operation Bambi': NYT

Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 14:13:25 in Media

“The entire network is a liberal freak show. That being said, Ann Curry could replace Matt and all the rest and carry on very well. I seldom watch that network since I'm interested in real news, fair and balanced on FOX!!”
Chuck Hagel, John McCain Clash Over Iraq Surge (VIDEO)

Chuck Hagel, John McCain Clash Over Iraq Surge (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 20:33:24 in Politics

“I'm just waiting for a new administration. I'm not a nanny state advocate.”

chlllfactor on Jan 31, 2013 at 20:40:08

“at the rate neocons are eating each other alive, ..you are in for one hell of a long wait....”

BobRobertsFeltRedundant on Jan 31, 2013 at 20:34:42

“then stop farm aid

the plants grow themselves”
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 10:05:20 in Politics

“This was an unthinkable tragety in the lives of this family and it is so sad to lose a loved one. Still, the fact is that the only way to combat a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Those poor teachers were running toward the gunman with only their hand in front of them. I think Huffpost is trying to drum up a bit of sympathy here. It's true that there is no worse tragety than to lose a family member, yet logically one must place practical applications to the situation. Personally I don't see the need for the high-powered weapons, but that's the first step in taking away our handguns. By the way, does anyone know for sure that the assault weapon was used or did the shooter use handguns. All I've heard is the media talking about assault weapons, however I did hear one conversation that the shooter used his handguns.”
Warren Buffett: 'The Banks Will Not Get This Country In Trouble, I Guarantee It'

Warren Buffett: 'The Banks Will Not Get This Country In Trouble, I Guarantee It'

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:57:12 in Business

“Of course you are an extreme person. Probably one who depends on something from the government on a regular bases. Of course we all need help from time to time but not as a way of life. The government gives us nothing. Tax payers are the ones who foot the bill. There are those who need help on a regular bases who are sick or unable. They should by all means get that help. If one is able, one should be out there putting in the time.”

sieiantn on Jan 10, 2013 at 19:32:43

“Now you're talking sensibly C Wayne Casteel! And by the way, I do not depend on the government for anything on a "regular basis"! Except of course those things that we are all entitled to depend on, like law enforcement, and other government services that our tax dollars pay for! And yes there are some who are sick and needy and DEPEND on those programs that are paid for by our tax dollars, and I am glad to pay so that we as one group of human beings that are more fortunate than others, can give them what we as one human being to another OWES THEM: HELP!”
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Bill Clinton: High-Capacity Magazines Are 'Nuts' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 14:37:26 in Politics

“Yea, well Bill Clinton is nuts so I guess that makes us even.”
Warren Buffett: 'The Banks Will Not Get This Country In Trouble, I Guarantee It'

Warren Buffett: 'The Banks Will Not Get This Country In Trouble, I Guarantee It'

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 14:22:52 in Business

“One comment above caught my attention. It stated if Buffett is wrong, "what will he give us". That mind set is what is wrong with America. Nobody owes us anything. The government is not our nanny. We as individuals are responsible for our own actions. If we Americans ever understand that noone is going to TAKE CARE OF US, then we'll take ownership of our lives and begin to grow.”

Ogmos on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:52:21

“I think what the poster meant that if someone guarantees something, it should be clear what will happen in case of failure. I didn't read it as a sense of entitlement.

Just like buying a car that is guaranteed for 50k miles or so...what will I get if there is a problem?...it is meant as part of the deal.

The other part of it is that it's easy for someone to say they guarantee something, but it is often empty words. I am guessing that was the point of the post.

Not to say that there isn't an inappropriate sense of entitlement out there...”

sieiantn on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:40:23

“Amazing! A person who does not, and apparently NEVER will need any help from anybody, EVER! A person who is a "rock", an "island". A person who will never say "thank you for your help" because this person will "never" need help! A person that wont even thank anyones "offer" to help, because that would be too insulting to their character. Gee? A person that will never need a policeman, a fireman, a doctor, ..NO ONE! NEVER! Yes "C Wayne Casteel" you win the "Rock Island People's Non-Person Peoples Choice Award". Nope! Nobody "owes us nothing" according to you!”
Obama Learns About Sandy Hook Shooting (PHOTO)

Obama Learns About Sandy Hook Shooting (PHOTO)

Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 16:22:51 in Politics

“It's a problematic situation for sure. It will require a mind set change to adapt to a process that protects our children. My sister is a teacher, my son and his wife are teachers and my daughter is a teacher. The majority of them prefer a security guard and qualified teachers that carry. Some family members carry already everywhere except their school where it is not allowed. One would be surprised how many women carry a weapon.”
Joe Biden Reality Show Petition Hits White House Website

Joe Biden Reality Show Petition Hits White House Website

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 19:54:22 in Politics

“Although I do not agree with ANY of Joe's politics, he is fun to watch and be around. He and I could be good friends if neither of us ever discussed politics. Of course politics are his life so there goes a potential friendship down the tubes. lol”

ssf1183 on Jan 6, 2013 at 20:05:51

“So you like to listen, watch and laugh? He should run with Kim and Kayne!”
Obama Learns About Sandy Hook Shooting (PHOTO)

Obama Learns About Sandy Hook Shooting (PHOTO)

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 19:42:26 in Politics

“We basically agree that the crime must stop. Only those who are trained and willing to participate should carry in our schools to protect our precious children assets. I have no problem at least restricting assault weapons but with that restriction, crooks should know they would receive an automatic life sentence, or death, if they commit a crime using an assault weapon. The problem is that crooks have no regard for law and they will get whatever weapon they want to commit the crime they have schemed up. Without counter firepower, citizens are simply targets.”

Ann Romanello on Jan 6, 2013 at 20:35:35

“I agree that (crooks) psychopaths do not give a darn about doing what is right nor do severe sentences seem to deter them. That is exactly why ensuring that they cannot get access to these powerful weapons used to commit mass murders is critical. What a life sentence WOULD do is get these murderers off the streets for good. (I'm not an advocate of the death penalty but understand why others take that position.) I was attending a family party this weekend and I was sitting with four teachers - my sister in law, two nieces and my nephew. They were not interested in having or working at a school where employees are armed - and we live nearby to Sandy Hook. I would really love to know if thats a regional response, and what other teachers and their union's position is. There are no easy answers but maybe, with our collective conciousness we can facilitate the conversation.”
Obama Learns About Sandy Hook Shooting (PHOTO)

Obama Learns About Sandy Hook Shooting (PHOTO)

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 21:49:37 in Politics

“We all lost on the Sandy Hook tragedy day. We lost because the young lives of innocent children were lost because of a deranged young man. Firearms did not take their lives, the twisted mind of one individual did. How do we identify a twisted mind ahead of time to avert such an event? I have a weapon in my closet and it has been there for years. It has never harmed anyone and won't unless the wrong twisted person picks it up. The thought has come to me much time about what would have been the outcome if the first teacher to face the gunman had been armed. Perhaps the gunman could have been stopped and all those children lives been saved. God has been removed from schools and teachers are not allowed to carry a weapon to protect themselves. Crooks will always find a weapon and they have no regard for the law. Can one imagine being those teachers walking toward the gunman who had an assault weapon and the teacher had only their hands in front of them? Those brave teachers gave their lives in a fruitless attempt to save the children. Our teachers deserve a fighting chance. If they so desire, they should be allowed to pass training and carry a weapon to school. Society owes them the right of self-defense.”

Lovin Colorado on Jan 5, 2013 at 10:23:50

“I think there are a ton of electronic security measures we can install before we introduce guns to our educational facilities.”

Ann Romanello on Jan 4, 2013 at 22:29:40

“I think that your post is very thoughtful, and while I don't agree with everything you said, I believe you are very sincere in your wish to end the scourge of violence. We share that goal as I hope everyone does. The thing about semi-automatic weapons is that they are so powerful, to arm a teacher with a gun is like sending someone to a sword fight with a stick. And as we all know, the weapons used in this horrific event were purchased legally by the shooters mom - he was (sadly) able to get access to them. So legally purchasing these guns is not a way to protect us from them. Getting them off the streets is. I don't like guns but believe that the people who own and use them responsibly should have them. Assault weapons with high capacity magazines have got to be off our streets, and out of the hands of our public. This has got to stop...”
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Ari Fleischer Says He'll Give Less To Charity Because Of New Limits On Tax Breaks

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 20:52:24 in Impact

“Have you heard about good ole Democrat Al Gore. He's willing to sell his communication station to a Muslim organization. How American is that? Guess greed is on both sides of the fence. Of course most of us only look at one side at a time----our side.”

Dan Crabtree on Jan 3, 2013 at 21:36:32

“Impossible there are no rich dem0crats..just ask any dem0crat..”

Randall Maxwell on Jan 3, 2013 at 21:20:54

“I agree and if you look at the Huffpost story it explains that AL Gore made a large part of his fortune due to a coincidental investment into green energy at a time when government was investing in these technologies. Insider trading? It means that the Rich Democrats make most of their fortunes somehow from government investments. Strange how they get incredibly Rich doing this and no body checks the facts on their incomes like they do Republican incomes.”

vivian777 on Jan 3, 2013 at 21:02:49

“Greed has never been limited to one party.”

swengnikaerb on Jan 3, 2013 at 21:02:45

“Bush gave the Security of our ports to a Muslim company, right after 911. We have many Muslim Americans here. If there is a need for a communication corporation, it will be filled. Why so scared?”

dencuddy on Jan 3, 2013 at 20:53:57

“Only Republicans can be capitalists in your book? You must be a fox viewer,”
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Ari Fleischer Says He'll Give Less To Charity Because Of New Limits On Tax Breaks

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 20:48:04 in Impact

“And the plot thickens. Republicans and Democrats alike will decrease contributions to charities. Obama, Ried, Polisi and the rest of the liberals will continue to destroy America. Just hope the nation survives till a real GOP administration is elected and will straighten out all the liberal kinks in our government.”

loquatiuus1too on Jan 6, 2013 at 00:33:55

“What real GOP administration? Lyin Ryan, Derick Can'thear, Mark0 whosehe0, Ms.hell balkman. The democrats are going to continue to undo the not's and no's you CONS. have used to block all progress this country has tried to make. You have no concept of what it means to govern.”

swengnikaerb on Jan 3, 2013 at 21:04:02

“Ahh...no. You are part of a very tiny minority that is shrinking fast. Most Americans are sane and this will not effect their donations, just as the complete repeal of the cap did not effect their donations either.”

goodolddad321 on Jan 3, 2013 at 20:56:32

“thats right ,get another republican in there that will charge two wars to a chineese credit card”
Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 11:07:49 in Detroit

“The intruder had become calm with the security officer but flipped out when he saw police.”

Motonut on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:17:11

“Ok thank you.”
Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 11:05:36 in Detroit

“In a perfect world, "to summon the police" would be the preferred procedure. Police are reactive not proactive. It takes ten to fifteen minutes for the police to respond. Half the school could be dead in that time frame. Spot on reaction time is key.”
Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 10:43:02 in Detroit

“Just for the record, it is my understanding that Congresswoman Finestine who introduced a ban on assault weapons carries a firearm on her person.”

gooftroop on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:53:28

“Is it a Bushmaster .223?”
Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan Concealed Carry Bill Allowing Guns In Schools Vetoed By Governor Rick Snyder

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 10:39:02 in Detroit

“Understandably some people are uncomfortable around firearms, however other people are perfectly comfortable with firearms. Those teachers that prefer not to carry certainly should not do so. Those that have a legal permit and proper training should by all means carry everywhere they go. The only way our children are going to be safe is by doing two things in our schools:
1) Have an armed security officer on duty at all times when children are present. 2) Have as many teachers that are qualified to carry in the classroom. Had the principle at Sandy Hook been armed, there may well have been only one death there---the intruder. Last year at Central High School in east Tennessee this very Sanrio took place saving lives at that high school. Armed security officer Carolyn Burgess stopped an armed intruder, detained him at gunpoint until police arrived who shot the intruder dead. The intruder was the only life lost that day. As distasteful as it may seem, armed people in schools saves lives. If that is what it takes to preserve lives of our children, then I'm for it.”

twohourmin on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:24:09

“The teachers and some legal gun owners could have stopped that crazy,after all the teachers are already there,look at what the monster did when he knew that cops with guns was closing in on him,he killed himself.So arm the teachers and let all legal gun owners have the right to carry in school,because the monsters that do these horrible things as of right now dont have to worry about a legal gun owner taking them down,And ITS NOT THE LEGAL GUN OWNER, people have to worry about, its the crimials,crazys peolpe that have no intent on obeying the law.and think about it most of these horrible things has happened in NO GUN ZONES,which equals open target season for the sick people who do kill people!!!”

LenR on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:54:21

“Teachers aren't hired to threaten students. They're hired to teach students. If the teacher wears it, the students will pick his or her pocket. If the teacher hides the gun, the students will find those guns sooner or later because that's what students do. If a situation demands police presence, summon the police, because they are trained to respond in school settings.”

Motonut on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:51:30

“I am all for legal guns,but i dont understand why the cops shot the intruder dead if the security guard had him detained at gunpoint.”
Sandy Hook Shooting Sparks Gun Sales Surge

Sandy Hook Shooting Sparks Gun Sales Surge

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 12:21:09 in Small Business

“luagarn comments are right on. Government removed God from schools and courthouses. He is not allowed at these places anymore so He stays away and we have to deal with the consequences of our actions. If and when we repent and ask for God's forgiveness, He has promised to heal our land. He has never failed to keep even one promise. How about it America?”

Jolene Callen-Sliwka on Dec 18, 2012 at 15:19:46

“And several mass shootings have occurred in churches too you know. Was God "removed" from those churches then? Some mass killers have in fact been religious people also.

This is not a simple problem that bringing organized prayer back into the classroom is going to resolve. Especially as we had mass killers even back before the 1960s when school prayer was happening. Part of what is different is that mass killers in the past did not manage to kill in such large numbers as today's shooters can because of the difference in weaponry available today vs to prior to the 1960s.”

Jeff Harless on Dec 18, 2012 at 14:57:33

“So, we should blame the victims, or are you saying God is allowing it to happen because we are such a vile and wicked society? What kind of a loving god would sacrifice the innocent lives of these little ones for his own glorification? Isn't that the basis of the religion that flies planes into buildings?”

sramos0913 on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:33:48

“Oh, please. I have (and many of have) a personal relationship with our God. Whether a display is made of it or not does not lessen my faith or trust in God and His in me.”
Mayan Prophecy 2012 Sparks Dread And Celebration Worldwide

Mayan Prophecy 2012 Sparks Dread And Celebration Worldwide

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 11:53:54 in Weird News

“The Bible says no man knowth the hour for the end time. Only the Father knows. Relax and enjoy the celebration of Christ's birth. Jesus is the reason for the season!!”

mrovin1 on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:40:41

“Actually, Christmas borrows from pagan traditions, and isn't confirmed as Jesus' birthdate, since his historical existence hasn't been verified. And Jesus told his disciples that at least some of them would still be alive for his return and the end time. But it didn't happen. Jesus was a failed apocalyptic prophet.”

Imma Realist on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:08:06

“You are absolutely correct. Problem is, a large majority of people had rather believe Nostradamus and Amy Allen from "The Dead Files". Sad and scary, ain't it?”

en2tv1 on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:01:07

“Awesome observation CWayne......This could be another *Y2K”
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Photograph Of Little Boy Wearing Pink Shoes To Preschool Sparks Heated Blogosphere Debate

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 21:43:27 in Gay Voices

“demonsinoffice has it right. It's no ones business but the family. I would venture to say no one has come forward and offered to buy the kid a new pair of black or brown shoes. If I was his mom or dad I would say, "butt out people, it's none of your business".”

polish prince on Jan 2, 2013 at 16:37:31

“if they can buy pink they can buy brown or blk. real boys don;t wear pink shoes to school or in play grounds .”

charekay on Dec 18, 2012 at 04:32:06

“What about when he gets to Grade School and they say it's against the dress code? If you were a guy, gay or straight, working for a Corporation, do you think they would allow a guy to wear girl's shoes to the board meeting? Just asking.”
John Boehner Proposes Debt Ceiling Lift For One Year: Reports

John Boehner Proposes Debt Ceiling Lift For One Year: Reports

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 21:34:12 in Politics

“So sad that America has to go through four more years with Obama. America won't be recognizable at the end of another four years. The liberals will run America into the ground. The presidency is no place for a conceited, egotistical jerk like Obama. He can't run a lemonade stand much less a country. America's only hope is to survive four more years and have a conservative GOP president elected. By then the couch potatoes looking for an Obama handout that elected him will know there is no such thing as a free ride.”

robroy49 on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:17:28

“To call our president a jerk you must have a Phd or maybe a harvard grad? I doubt it by the comments.”

consultcsm on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:03:52

“There will always be a free ride for those that can figure out how to take advantage of it. Its just to easy and you can easily do a cash bus. on the side whether legal or illegal to make up $ for the other stuff like drugs, cirgarettes, new cars ect..”
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Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban On First Day Of Congress

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 14:03:29 in Politics

“I want the security guards and armed teachers there if it saves the lives of our children. Just don't you infringe on my constitutional right to make your point. If you want to depend on law enforcement, that's fine, but don't insist that I do the same just because you think that is the way to go.”
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Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban On First Day Of Congress

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 10:36:58 in Politics

“I would expect no less from a liberal politician. Fact remains that there is only one way to stop school and other mass shootings. An armed security officer on duty at all times and teachers being armed. An armed intruder gets popped at first sight saving the lives of our children and teachers. If guns are outlawed, only cops (who are reactive) and crooks will have guns. Does anyone out there think crooks will obey gun ban laws?”

sonjadr on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:58:37

“Oh, please! The way this guy blasted his way into the school an armed guard could have done nothing. He would have been mowed down just like the principal, armed or not. Do we want our children being in schools that resemble prisons just so the gun nuts can have their assault weapons????”

robteck on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:57:42

“One might expect a response such as yours from an obviously conservative second amendment adherent. It is time for the NRA and people such as yourself to tell us real solutions to the problems of mass murders committed with assault style high round capacity
weapons. You have offered a solution involving armed security guards at schools, along with teachers being armed. What about the other shooting venues? Theaters, malls, churches, restaurants etc. I don't believe most of us want to take away your right to bear arms, but please explain the need for assault style weapons that give the option of killing many in a short time span.

I believe that yours and the NRA viewpoint is in the minority and it's time for the majority of us to exercise our right of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”
Flying With Disabilities: Tips For Navigating Air Travel, TSA

Flying With Disabilities: Tips For Navigating Air Travel, TSA

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 15:34:05 in Travel

“The TSA idoits strike again!!”
Obamacare Pre-Existing Condition Fee To Cost Companies $63 Per Person

Obamacare Pre-Existing Condition Fee To Cost Companies $63 Per Person

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 12:04:32 in Business

“That's mostly true, but they still have to buy the insurance. That alone will be a major event.”
Obamacare Pre-Existing Condition Fee To Cost Companies $63 Per Person

Obamacare Pre-Existing Condition Fee To Cost Companies $63 Per Person

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 11:46:18 in Business

“This is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait till the full force of Obamacare kicks in. Buckle your seatbelt and hold on. Those of you who voted for Obama need to buy yourself a big hat to hide under and a hole to crawl into. My question to the first person to whine about Obamacare is going to be, "who did you vote for"? If they answer Obama, I'm going to smile and walk away.”

Saint Cynicism on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:01:59

“Now why on earth would we want to hide?”

steel4cal on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:52:27

“You forget that most of those that voted for Obama are either on the Government payroll or on the Government dole. Neither of those groups, nor the illegals, will have to pay.
Those of us that work voiced our displeasure with Obamacare but it passed anyway.”
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