“If you agree with or are opposed to the Affordable Care Act / ObamaCare is just frosting on the cake. The initial focus which was to bring down the cost of health care from its' upwardly spiraling costs to something more manageable. The fact that the Democrats and Republicans cannot agree how to put aside their own special interests and work toward the greater good just makes the this entire process far more painful than it was ever intended.”
jeff61947 on Nov 19, 2013 at 14:40:57
“BS, every hear of transformation of the country spewed by Obama. To transform the country he had to take over health care.”
Ariasdad on Nov 19, 2013 at 14:21:49
“No, the initial focus was to control you through your health care.”
“To those GLBT men and women in areas of this country where there is still a stigma with expressing yourselves openly I say please don't despair. To those of us in more accepting areas may you be empowered to keep pushing for equality in all we say and do. Remember... if we give Gays and Lesbians equal rights then everyone will have them.”
“Fact: Anti Gay comments were stated by a top executive of a food manufacturer.
Fact: LGBT community and supporters boycotted the product.
Fact: Sales diminished
Fact: Company institutes a 'diversity campaign"
Sounds like Marketing 101 in hopes of recovering product share. Whatever 'band-aid' they place on their error will do little to convince me that their views will actually change. All I know is there are other brands of pasta on the grocers shelves which I will be far more interested in buying. Let this be a lesson to other manufacturers that their products are likely purchased by the LGBT community and to act accordingly.”
Cassyandra on Nov 4, 2013 at 14:39:02
“If it helps any LGBT people that work within this company I am happy it happened. The HRC guidelines are no easy pass... so that is good.
“Mississipi huh ?.... ..Hmmmm - and they say that the people of the state aren't smart. I would assume we will likely soon see their carpentry skills, sewing handiwork and their ability to use 'magic fire sticks' just down the block in that empty lot from the bars proposed location with burning crosses and discarded bed linens.”
“Just think... if our elected officials had actually done what we have elected them to do in a timely manner - instead of waiting for the last second of the last minute of the last day - all of the federal employees would have been working continually and no one would be begrudging them anything. But then again why not make something to complain about to take the focus off of themselves. Don't worry only a few (billion) people were watching worldwide.”
boxerrebellion1 on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:45:10
“Add to that the effort that will be needed to get everything caught up.”
“As we have seen in national politics lately .... even when it is law, verified by the highest court in our land, there will be a segment of our society that will stamp their feet, threaten to gather their toys and go home in hopes of forcing a 'do-over'. Sadly they are no longer in their adolescent years. We must remain focused in establishing a democracy where all of its citizens are treated equally without regard for their race, sex, creed or orientation.”
“What a wonderful photo-op for the half term ex-governor. Why it is news worthy is beyond me. Possibly should she visit Washington DC and touch base with her Tea-Party BFFs and they should wonder how we got in this whole mess. Where's Tina Fey when you need her??”
Isaac Pentlin on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:37:25
“Do you see how you are confused? Most of what people understand about Sara Palin was thru the mixup of personalities of Tina Fey and Sara Palin; the inability of Democrabes to separate reality and fiction.”
“"'Contrary To Natural Created Order Of God Almighty". If this statement holds true from your version of scriptures... then you may wish to read all of it. You will also find out that half of your Bible-thumping cohorts who end up in divorce are also "'Contrary To Natural Created Order Of God Almighty"”
“Fact: The owners of the business made a choice based on their beliefs.
Fact: The consumer was not happy with the decision and mentioned it to others.
Fact: Base on bad publicity generated as a result of their decision the owners lost business.
In this day and age if Chik-Fil-A, WalMart, or any other business - large or small -in this country chooses to make a business decision which discriminates they have that option (at the moment) but if for some reason they should be able to file a frivolous lawsuit is deplorable. Throw the lawsuit, the attorneys, and the owners out of court...Charge them for all of the legal fees...and send them and their beliefs on their way.”
“It might be helpful for senators and house representatives in every state and federal chamber to stand up, face the flag and to do what grade school children do for ... " I pledge allegiance to the flag .....with liberty and justice for ALL."
It seems they need a refresher course on the fundamentals.”
“Whaaa... Whaaa... Whaaa...
:: Bakery offended customer (not a good move regardless of your beliefs)
:: Customer made a big commotion and people listened.
:: Other people sided with customer due to negative publicity.
:: Business closed.
LGBT issues and concerns are now becoming equal throughout many states in our country. So what better time for the now 'down-trodden' Christians to start complaining that somehow when others are given rights theirs are somehow diminished.
Please try and remember that in this country there is a division between church and state. Getting caught for speeding on your way to church isn't diminishing your rights to assemble for your beliefs.”
“It is truly remarkable all of the determination, drive, and effort on the part of so many which did, has and will transform the site of the World Trade Center from then until its full completion. Every American should visit this site, along with Pearl Harbor, Arlington National Cemetery, and countless other Memorials around this country as a reminder that freedom is not free.”
golum on Sep 11, 2013 at 19:59:07
“I am definitely visiting One Trade Center. Makes me proud to be an American to see such magnificance.”
ready now2 on Sep 11, 2013 at 15:54:07
“I couldn't agree with you more. I think anybody that even thinks of war should have to visit the sights you mentioned, go to Japan and see what happened in Hiroshima, and Korea where thousand were buried.”
stepfordhusband on Sep 11, 2013 at 15:20:57
“Be prepared to go through 7 security checks and that include grandma, so much for freedom.”
“You seem to have missed the whole point. As a business owner you may hire the best candidate you see fit - that is fully your prerogative. Once you hire that individual there are job related responsibilities an employer must conform with that are established by the state and federal government. As an FYI.. In the interviewing process you may wish to state your religious views it may save you countless lawsuits. ”
joe0915 on Aug 16, 2013 at 16:13:08
“No ya see I didn't miss the point. I am very aware that it was originally discussed as firing an employee. It jumped track and went into equal opportunity in the hiring process... hence where my comments came in. If you are going to comment, please try and keep up ok?”
“Next time you dismiss an employee in your privately owned business kindly let them know, in writing, you are firing them based on them being: older / latin / woman / muslim (or any variation of that scenario) and let see where that self righteous attitude gets you. ”
JH83 on Aug 16, 2013 at 14:18:20
“Don't bother with that individual. By their language they are too far gone to incorporate reason into a discussion. It's best to just laugh and them and know they live a miserable life.”
BrownBeret on Aug 16, 2013 at 13:41:21
“why would I fire a fellow latino? LOL. All your post did was prove that government has intruded too much into business affairs already. My statement still stands regardless, if its a privately held business than they should have the say in their hiring practices.”
“In all 50 states if you are fired from your job based on your age; your ethnic background; your sex; or religion - you have protected by federal rights and are able to take your employer to court.
If you are fired from your job based on your sexual orientation, in any one of 29 states - you gather your belongings and leave.
I don't know how you define the word but for me that is meaning #1 of discrimination.”
joe0915 on Aug 16, 2013 at 13:38:39
“Yeah but if I am the business owner and the whole gay thing is against my religious beliefs, I should have the right to do as I see fit. I am the one paying the bills!”
Moderation2win on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:42:50
“It should be illegal. I favor marriage equality. Having said that, I am tiring of the outrage over whatever people feel is against them continuously. Leave your effing personal life at home. Whether you are gay or not, transgendered or not, it does not matter to the vast majority of us in the USA. But I also could care less about your lifestyle. Come to work, do your effing job without drama and leave your FB and other social media empires at home. Is that too much to ask for? I don't care so leave it at the door and be professional and then go home and smoke, drink, party, sleep or whatever you do on your personal time.”
“Whether it is a random shooting, a bombing in a remote part of our world, or a small innocent child who's life ends far too prematurely these senseless losses of life sadden us all. In hopes of each of us helping in our own way I offer my contribution to the local Cancer Society and remind others they can help as well.”
“May I remind all Republicans and Democrats that our forefathers founded this country with a deliberate division between church and state. The fact that politicians try to exploit the division for political gain should be indication enough that they have little respect for laws.”
“If the Boys Scouts of America can loose their federal and state funding due to discrimination.. then why can't churches loose their 'tax-free' status. After working 17 years in an organization it was no surprise that one of their employees was gay. The media exposure seemingly forced the issue as a reactionary position - for the age demographic of the administrators. I would wager the wide majority of students and parents could care less and moreover probably congratulated the two newlyweds.”