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Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:29:38 in Politics

“How can you say the laws against murder do not work? Your logic would also mean all laws do not work unless they can prevent something 100%. Let's take a simple example: Do you stop at red lights? If so - why?

Forget all the BS about gun laws. Think of the issue in this way - guns are designed to project a bullet at high velocity. People use guns to kill or harm other people (let's exclude hunting for now). Ask yourself - do you really need or want to shoot somebody? Do you actually face so many threats that arming yourself is the best solution? Many people can go through life never feeling the need to arm themselves. Others feel they must have a gun for protection. Same world - different perceptions. The problems arise because people are irrational, illogical, and they see danger when it doesn't exist. Humans are poor judges of danger. Just do what's right for you. Forget what everybody else says. And please remember to stop at the red lights.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:15:15 in Politics

“Do you need to be reminded that most people do not live their lives based on what some politician, regardless of being President, says?”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:06:59 in Politics

“Can you give any examples of success without the risks of failure?”
Bill O'Reilly Taking On 'War On Christmas' Again (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly Taking On 'War On Christmas' Again (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 10:29:50 in Media

“In the true spirit of Christmas - go buy something you don't need.”
GOP Rep. Jack Kingston: Not 'Responsible' To Let Obamacare Fail

GOP Rep. Jack Kingston: Not 'Responsible' To Let Obamacare Fail

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 18:46:43 in Politics

“I don't have time to discuss an issue with someone who seems ignorant to the facts and relies on regurgitating  sound-bits mass produced for the ill informed.  I recommend you start thinking for yourself.  ”
GOP Rep. Jack Kingston: Not 'Responsible' To Let Obamacare Fail

GOP Rep. Jack Kingston: Not 'Responsible' To Let Obamacare Fail

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 15:26:56 in Politics

“So, your suggestion is to resolve a nationwide issue is to exclude government involvement and simply follow the approach of using "common sense changes". Try this - next time you're on a trip and you get lost, go all the way back home and start the trip over and keep repeating this method until you finally find your way to your destination. Not to be too harsh but complicated issues need deep thinkers.”

kimmellbr on Nov 29, 2013 at 14:09:06

“Too bad they didn't have deep thinkers putting together obamacare.

By common sense, I meant they could write some laws to address pre existing conditions and allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines and allow kids to stay on their parents insurance. This could all be done without the government taking over our health care.

Is that simple enough to understand or do I need to type slower?”

kimmellbr on Nov 26, 2013 at 15:52:26

“Yes, I wish we had had some deep thinkers working on the health care law. It's not going very well. But they wanted to pass the legislation before allowing people to read it … but I'm sure you trust them to do the right thing.

What I am saying is that some common sense laws could have been written instead of a government takeover of health care.”
Iran Sanctions Easing Could Begin As Soon As December

Iran Sanctions Easing Could Begin As Soon As December

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 10:07:07 in World

“How many Iranians do you personally know? Demonizing an entire group of people in order to make another group look better is a fool's errand.”
Iran Sanctions Easing Could Begin As Soon As December

Iran Sanctions Easing Could Begin As Soon As December

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 10:04:00 in World

“You might want to start with the United States.”
Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough'

Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough'

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 09:02:21 in Politics

“you stated " some of the most serious national security threats we have ever had," What are you comparing today's "threats" to? Have you ever read any history?

and you stated - "while our bravest young men and women are risking their lives halfway around the world to keep us safe." By what standard are you comparing people who volunteer to join the military to the rest of society? Is a single mother with children to raise, who is facing major medical issues and the loss of her income less brave then some extremely small percentage of military personnel who actually face harm from an enemy of our choosing?

The United States was never founded on freedom and liberty. It was founded on the establishment of corporate protectionism and a government that fully subsidizes anything but "free trade" and "capitalism".This image of the United States you portray never existed and never will.”

stuth on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:16:41

“I didn't make that statement...it a quite from Obama himself in 06 when he was blocking Bush's appointments and the GOP merely threatened the talk of the nuclear option.

I am not going into details on your first two paragraphs, but your last is totally and completely off. Maybe you should read history....apparently even recent history....or even my post since you didn't realize it was Obama who said it.”
There Are No Words To Describe These Twin Harpists Doing A Sexy 'Lord Of The Rings' Medley

There Are No Words To Describe These Twin Harpists Doing A Sexy 'Lord Of The Rings' Medley

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 08:25:53 in Arts

“give them a blasted harmonica and tell them to play You Gotta Move”
Tim Scott Refuses To Endorse Lindsey Graham Reelection

Tim Scott Refuses To Endorse Lindsey Graham Reelection

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 08:18:33 in Politics

“How did a lousy insurance salesman from West of the Ashley make it to the Senate?”

haydav49 on Nov 21, 2013 at 08:32:42

“I think we're all just a little tired of the rich lawyers running the country. Maybe you LIBS should cut a few from your ranks too.”

sylvia wadlington on Nov 21, 2013 at 08:25:07

“Guess the people were tired of regular republicans messing up their state and ruining their chances of ever having a real job in their lifetime..”
Lion-Hunting U.S. TV Host Has South Africa In An Uproar (PHOTO)

Lion-Hunting U.S. TV Host Has South Africa In An Uproar (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 10:14:56 in Green

“If conservation is the objective, why is it necessary to kill the animals? Can't the hunters hunt and "tag" , to be compared with fishing practice of catch and release? Is it asking too much to not kill the animal or is that the only way to attract people with the money to contribute?”
Many Want To Hang 'No Atheists Allowed' On Supreme Court

Many Want To Hang 'No Atheists Allowed' On Supreme Court

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 06:30:48 in Politics

“Religion forces otherwise reasonable people to accept fantasy as not only possible but as a basis for their decision making. It leaves those subjected to the effects of religion to never be sure where the madness ends.”

AbstractImp on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:00:27

“It "ends" at the moment
when they finally "see"
there is no afterlife!

Ha ha ha!”
Mars 'Iguana' Spotted In New NASA Curiosity Rover PHOTO

Mars 'Iguana' Spotted In New NASA Curiosity Rover PHOTO

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 08:10:43 in Science

“So, that's the "Face on Mars"? a stoned lizard? Orson Wells would be disappointed.”
Investigators Use 'Nasal Ranger' Smelloscope To Help Crack Down On Pot Smokers

Investigators Use 'Nasal Ranger' Smelloscope To Help Crack Down On Pot Smokers

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 08:05:09 in Politics

“Maybe the people who came up this stupid idea should smoke a few joints and learn to relax.”
Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 07:44:02 in Green

“No - a mullet and goofy Southern accent is fine”

SD550 on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:44:42

“I live in the South. If you have a mullet and a goofy Southern accent, a bicycle is something you aim your truck at, not actually ride.”

Stanwood Morningtide on Nov 11, 2013 at 09:16:30

“Good, I'm set then.”
Atheist 'Megachurches' Crop Up Around The World

Atheist 'Megachurches' Crop Up Around The World

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 07:32:59 in Religion

“a boisterous service filled with live music, moments of reflection and an "inspirational talk, " and some stand-up comedy - nice try, but it sounds too much like all the other "searching for something" freak shows”
Atheist 'Megachurches' Crop Up Around The World

Atheist 'Megachurches' Crop Up Around The World

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 07:31:06 in Religion

“Reality is the enemy of fundamentalist Christianity.”

WillowInTheWind on Nov 11, 2013 at 07:37:59

“Goes hand in hand with hypocrisy, don't you think?”
'60 Minutes' Reviewing Benghazi Story Over Witness' Conflicting Accounts

'60 Minutes' Reviewing Benghazi Story Over Witness' Conflicting Accounts

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 07:39:14 in Media

“Mercenaries are one of the most despicable people history has ever known.”

General-I-Zation on Nov 8, 2013 at 07:43:05

“They are glamorized in many current video games as arbiters of all things awesome.”
Most Colorful Places Around The World

Most Colorful Places Around The World

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 21:50:35 in Travel

“I'd include Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina.”
Rand Paul On Plagiarism Claims: 'It Annoys The Hell Out Of Me'

Rand Paul On Plagiarism Claims: 'It Annoys The Hell Out Of Me'

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 16:09:11 in Politics

“I would presume that college prepares people for positions of responsibility and those the standards placed on the student would be a reflection of those placed on society as a whole; especially for a person holding high office.”
Portland, Maine, Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Portland, Maine, Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 11:47:43 in Politics

“In Maine, you can spend the winters watching the snowflakes catching a buzz.”

bump00000 on Nov 6, 2013 at 12:02:01

“A little music, snowflakes falling, your baby in your arms, what a wonder winter to behold.”
Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 08:26:47 in Politics

“Co-workers once asked my wife if she'd like to go with them to a shooting range as part of a team building exercise. She wasn't able to correlate the use of a weapon designed to kill humans to the building of team cohesion so she passed on their offer. While we're on the subject; they now have metal detectors in the lobby where she works.”

zeaken on Nov 6, 2013 at 09:20:49

“That's because your wife didn't expand her horizons to potential applications. Shooting can and more often then not is a very social activity.”

Bryant S on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:54:07

“who was who? two "she"s here”

bigmaddy on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:36:44

“Goes hand in hand doesn't it?”
Rand Paul's Washington Times Column Put To An End Amid Plagiarism Charges

Rand Paul's Washington Times Column Put To An End Amid Plagiarism Charges

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 08:06:13 in Politics

“The Washington Times and Rand Paul seem to have reached a reasonable agreement. Now, let the rest of us agree that Rand Paul is an egocentric , nihilistic big mouth with limited qualities that are most often attributable to wise men or frequently observed in house broken hamsters.”

gransview on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:10:06

“OK!”

blueunion on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:07:56

“But what a head of hair!”
Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 07:45:05 in Parents

“She said ""It's supposed to be white with white, black with black.." But her name is Jessica Black and she's white. Maybe her kid should have dressed as a chess board..”
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