“You do understand that espousing views that involve genocide isn't just a matter of disagreeing with other people's views, right? Or are you trying to justify some abhorrent position you hold personally?”
Lfwngcons on Nov 12, 2013 at 08:44:47
“I never said it did. My response pointed out that fear of reprisal is possible. That fear is a reason they would wear masks. As long as the group does not break the law they have their rights, which include the 1st amendment. They also have the right not to be afraid of harm for their beliefs. This system goes to ALL people in this country, whether we agree with their view points or stance on life, or hate speech or not.”
“That's great - have a terrific time with that... And good to learn that two selfless people giving a loving home to 14 children ranks so low on your priorities. I hope you can set a better example for your kids.”
“Seriously - I thought the Navy had some guns. That's weird.”
schotts on Sep 23, 2013 at 16:52:11
“No, it's a very common, but false thought that people on military bases all run around with guns and ammo at the ready. No worries, the 2-3% of good Americans that have sworn to Defend the Constitution, like me, will set you straight.
Guns are not allowed in military installations except by law enforcement (MPs and contracted civilian guards). The people working there, military and civilian contractors, are very much in gun free zones - otherwise known as a target rich environment.
“Just wanted to add that great art is often misinterpreted and maligned by people projecting their own fears and insecurities. Looks like Infinite hit its mark. (I'm in the middle if it now; truly a benchmark)”
“Oops.. My reply should have said '...the infrastructure of the country has nothing to do with their success.' Sorry for the confusion.”
xxoxoo on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:24:37
“BTW, social conscience isn't limited to liberals. Conservatives, especially those well off, realize they have a responsibility to the less fortunate. They too are proud to pay their taxes, thankful for their success, and support charities. But they also feel entitled to enjoy the fruits of their success. I was closer to the bottom of the food chain than the top, but I still don't understand why a stock clerk thinks he should be earning anywhere near what at CEO does. Can someone please explain this to me?”
“The problem with the modern 'conservative' mind, like our friend 'xxoxxo,' is they seem to feel the infrastructure of the country has anything to do with their success. That, and their notion that the only people who pay taxes in this country are others such as themselves who feel they owe nothing to the country and have zero investment in the health of their neighbors.
All I know, as a top tax bracket kind of guy, is how proud I feel every time I write that check to the IRS to have the blessings of this country, and to be able to do my part to help support it. To my anonymous friend who feels over taxed (at the lowest rates in modern history), try having some gratitude for the opportunities you enjoy here... Or, if I may, Go find a more suitable homeland, like Somalia, or some other banana republic, where you'll fit in better.”
xxoxoo on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:17:44
“And your problem is that you make too many assumptions about the "conservative mind." Some successes are silver spooners, others are self-made successes, and still others got a boost along the way from the system and getting the right breaks along the way. However, they arrived at their success, no one disputes their responsibility to pay taxes. Likewise, no one disputes the need for a strong and vital infrastructure, or the need to invest in the welfare of the workforce. But make no mistake-- no one is "entitled" to the "good life," We should all aspire to something better, but there are no guarantees. Get over it. Life isn't fair. Life is just life. And it has nothing to do with which party you subscribe to.”
“10 minutes to injunction. These lawmakers should try a little law school sometime.”
foresure6379 on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:25:27
You are quite right. But something has arisen that may make the abortion wars an obsolete issue.
Under Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) all forms of contraception and now totally without co-pay, for the doctor, for the lab, or the device or pill for any woman with any form of health insurances, excluding, of course nuns.
Endorsed by the American College of Obstetrics as being safe for teens.
This was based on a two year study among low income women in St Louis by Dr. Jeffrey Peipert, M.D., PhD.
To Read By Googling: "Peipert" with "The New York Times", "The Scientific American" or the New England Journal of Medicine, or a news source of your choice.
Of course abortions must remain legal, and these devices do not prevent STD's.”
isc121 on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:10:29
“WHy should they? They are the "common man". (sarcasm over)
They just dont get that Roe overrides anything but the USC. Again. The heirarchy of law is not State-Federal. It is USC (as contstitutionally interpeted by the USSC)-Federal-State-Local. Nowhere in there is "Will of God" or "Morality of Me". Even if the "people" pass it the USSC can still strike it.”
Catherine in Tulsa on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:08:06
“Or the movie they showed us in sixth grade about reproduction.”
bbailey123 on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:07:36
“I wonder if you can get an injunction to keep it off the ballot, or if you have to wait until the misogyinists approve the amendment?”
“Hi Frankie, I wonder if you can, without using a dictionary, provide us the definition of 'liberty,' the word you think America has forgotten. Go ahead and give it a shot... I bet you can't do it.. And when you fail that little personal test, and discover your own ignorance, please feel free to focus more on learning than spewing.”
Frankie Tierney on Jan 9, 2013 at 17:55:50
“liberty is the voluntary interaction of consenting people to do as they please as long as what they do does not infringe on someone else's right to do the same. Now of course you will not agree with that or twist it to say that government allows for that and if i don't like it I should move to Somalia which is a typical statist argument, however, realize I did not choose to be born here, that was chance that is not signing any social contract to be robbed and threatened because some majority voted in a politician to do it.
Go on with your condescension though, it is quite amusing to me when I get ad hom attacked instead of a real argument.”
“Which is exactly why all this claptrap about unfair restrictions on 'good law abiding' gun owners is meaningless to a debate about whether or not putting fewer high capacity magazines into consumer hands is a good idea. The pro gun side of this debate rarely pays attention to the fallibility of their own arguments. Personally, I think this insane prohibition on rocket launchers at wallmart has to end!”
“Now, Aaron, I really have to point out that my original retort was at least a little more clever than that. Not that much cleverer, but I do think just a little bit.
But if you'd like to engage in real debate, I'd be curious to know what you think the GOP would have thought of your original idea which, by the way, I would have completely supported. I just don't think giving poor people stuff they can't afford on their own, like health insurance, really fits into their (your?) mindset... Which is why I was thinking, maybe, that you're actually the one on drugs.
Specifically, can you find a single reference, anywhere, to a GOPer advocating for such a position way back then in the glory days of healthcare rationing? Go ahead and try using the googles to see what you can dig up.”
Aaron Moynahan on Dec 29, 2012 at 09:01:53
“Everyone has been able to get healthcare in the United States. This happened without obamacare.”
“Hey joe, You seem to be confused about the difference between household and national debt. Also, note that you seem to suggest Krugman's analysis is based on 'beliefs,' sort of the the GOP governance philosophy, rather than on data. For those if us that grasp the distinction, we see this as further evidence of the decay of our educational system under thirty years of rabid cuts to public schools.”
“I'm quite a lot less impressed by your callousness and cluelessness regarding our homeless population.”
surfacetwoaire on Dec 23, 2012 at 00:04:23
“BS... the system make them homeless!... No one should be homeless or go hungry. "They" would rather throw away food every night, not sold in every restuarant after closing , across this country, than to figure out how to use that food to feed people in need. No one should be homeless or good hungry!”
“Perhaps he was trying to set an example for the test of us?”
bominpark on Dec 22, 2012 at 19:38:14
“That could be true, but I think self promotion is what came to mind at first thought. It didn't inspire like genuine random acts of kindness, which seem much purer in intention than this self promo'ed tape and release. :/ But I'm glad it warmed her heart.”