“I'm tired of this game of "Where's Waldo?". At this point, it doesn't even matter what information he has. Let him hide out in fear in a foreign land for the rest of his life. It's not worth our time and resources.”
MRoM on Jun 26, 2013 at 15:38:31
“I could agree with that. If he thinks America is so tyrannical and oppressive to people's rights, wait until he spends some time in those countries he's seeking "refuge" with (that's a laugh), countries where you get 10 years of hard labor for even criticizing the government, or in the case of Russia, murdered with P210 while dining in another country. The hypocrisy is off the charts. When he "whistleblows" on Russia or Ecuador, and they slit his throat in the night or sentence him to life in atrocious conditions, I have a feeling his opinion will "evolve".”
panamarine on Jun 26, 2013 at 14:19:58
That's what I say....let him stay wherever he wants. At this juncture he will be regretting his move sooner or later. Then, he might want to come back home. At that point, just put him in handcuffs.”
“"The Supreme Court on Wednesday left for dead California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, but the question of gay and lesbian couples' constitutional right to marry remains very much alive."
This is the very goofy part of our legal system. So California can no longer ban same-sex couples from marrying, but whether or not they have the constitutional right to marry is still an issue? It would seem to me that there would be a direct correlation between ending a ban on gay marriage and permitting gay marriage.
But no, apparently. There are still more steps to take.
Oh well. Keep fighting on!”
FR on Jun 26, 2013 at 12:19:58
“Except for the fact that marriage is one of those things defined by the Constitution as state jurisdiction, which is what allowed them to kill DOMA.
You WOULD think that at some point the SCOTUS would strike a blow for a blanket equal right to marry.
But I can see it was tricky with these two cases TOGETHER on the docket, and the arguments exactly opposed to each other. And there are still too many reflexive partisans on this court.”
“The longer this debate rages on, the more I notice the hypocrisy of the general American public.
We want the federal government to be completely transparent with us, but we also want them to stay out of our affairs. We accuse the government of not being vigilant or watchful when things like the Boston Marathon happen, but then we are outraged when they listen to our phone calls or read our emails.
We want freedom but we want security. We want to avoid an infringement of our rights but we want the government to catch terrorists before they act.
We can continue to complain about a two-faced federal government, but until we take responsibility for our own collective double standards as a society nothing is going to get better and we are always going to have something to complain about.”
Susan66 on Jun 17, 2013 at 16:02:20
“fanned and very well said! TRUTH”
charleshbuchannan on Jun 17, 2013 at 13:09:10
“You can please some of the people some of the time......”
“That court ruling was the whole motivation for my comment. They can't be protected under "freedom of the press" if they aren't held liable like other news outlets. "Freedom of speech", I can see that. But it's funny how many people in the news industry are rushing to the defense of Fox, saying they are just "reporting" when they don't even claim to be a news source at all.”
“Why is Fox News protected under freedom of the press when they openly claim to be an agent of entertainment, not news?”
hrayovac on May 22, 2013 at 13:52:07
“It has to do with a court ruling in Florida where the judge proclaimed that Fox was not liable for telling a falsehood on the air..It was a "freedom of speech" issue according to the ruling. So basically you can lie on television, regardless of the harm it might cause.”
abbadabba on May 22, 2013 at 13:50:16
“Good question, but Rosen is their chief Washington correspondent. I see he's eligable for 10 years, but the press forget to inform us O doesn't intend to pursue the press, just his leakers. Makes you wonder what Rosen is so angy about. He's the one who told his leakers he's no longer a trustworthy toilet. Besides, I hear he squeezes too hard.
In the UK 22 of Murdoch reporters have been arrested for cash for leakers. But that's only because Murdoch gave police his company's emails so as to prevent them from subpeonaing anyone at his company they want to. He drives the bus and throws his own under it.”
herb belin on May 22, 2013 at 13:44:40
“They assume that all who listen to their service has a brain. It would appear that you have proven them wrong!”
“Maybe if the Tea Party were actually a grassroots ideological movement as they claim to be, Sarah Palin and her GOP friends would have some right to be outraged about the IRS investigating the group.
But the fact that Tea Party leaders never disclose to their followers that they are in reality an anti-tax movement for the ultra wealthy in industries such as tobacco makes me think they deserve to be probed and aren't worthy of our empathy anyway.”
Blueman721 on May 22, 2013 at 13:01:47
“What are you smoking? And whos not for lower tax rate?And who pays the taxes of any company. Yes thats right , we do.”
“Because you may have to wait 15-20 years before being approved and in the meantime deal with poverty, hunger, and gang violence. You can't blame immigrants for being a little desperate to cross the line.”
NamithaSF on May 22, 2013 at 22:19:10
“How about they go back to their country and improve things there?”
“I like when we get to see true emotion from a reporter. Sometimes I think we forget that reporters are human. It's nice to get a reminder that they can be just as heartbroken after something like this as the rest of us are.”