“Of course he will go after contraception. When you attempt to legislate based on your own religious beliefs...it's only a matter of time before you work all of them onto the legislative docket.
The Constitution protects the right of every American to live according to their own religious or non-religious conscience. Why is it necessary for others to push their beliefs on others?? I will never understand these people. They speak of tyranny all the time and then push their tyranny of belief on all the rest of us. These people are so seriously disturbed...”
“I certainly don't get it...but also don't stand in lines to see movies on opening night. I think it goes beyond simple ownership of the latest phone. These folks are getting something else out of the experience of being first.
They could of course easily have the phone next week or the week after, so there's something more they are getting out of sitting in line.
But from my vantage point it sure seems pretty ridiculous to wait in line for basically the same device you already own...just some new lines, colors and fonts. But hey if this activity feeds your soul on some level....well have at it.”
Seiena Cyrus on Sep 22, 2013 at 09:09:30
“I waited in line at the local bookstore to get The last two Harry Potter books at their midnight releases because I did not want to wait. I was so excited to read the next book that I ran down to snatch up one of the first on the palates. It wasn't about being the first in town to read it, it was about getting it as soon as possible to read it.
I don't see the point in waiting for a new Iphone I got a 4s it works fine, I don't see the point in going to the movies at all when I can wait and enjoy the movie at my leisure, and I don't see the point in getting a console on launch date...however books I'm really excited about, and games I'm really excited about I'll be there on launch day early so I can take it home and enjoy it as soon as possible.”
“That is the patented right wing response. Of course they never apply it to themselves, when they push the government to legislate their desires into law.
Religious people can live according to their religion without forcing everyone else to adopt their beliefs. But of course they don't...they want the government to force everyone else to observe their beliefs...of course you'd better be an Evangelical Christian...all other religions...need not apply...”
“Tired...old school thinking that has zero meaning. A grown man that allows himself to be chained to his desk doesn't deserve success and even less so if he measure success is such simpleton ways.
We all know lots of folks who are first in and last out types, who don't get anything accomplished all day long.
Disappointed to hear Bloomberg espouse these worn out work ideas. Successful people are able to be successful and go to the toilet when they want to. I could go on and on...but who really needs to hear me rant anymore.”
“I guessing Chicago and Detroit didn't skew the numbers for the Northern States. Me personally, I think it would be more interesting to see how much longer and healthier lives the wealthiest Americans live vs. the poorest Americans regardless of their zip codes. I'm betting you will find that a wealthy Mississippian lives every bit as long as a wealthy Rhode Islander.”
“Don't we all live in a society where many of the people we meet and work with hold different religious and political views from our own.??? I'm certain every day that I work respectfully with numerous people with whom I do not share the same opinions or beliefs. And never would I choose to disrespect them...let alone disrespect the President of the United States.
And truthfully, he missed an opportunity to not only meet the President, but to also state that he does not share his views on that particular subject.
Disrespecting the office of President, because you dislike or disagree with the duly elected President is offensive to me personally. I wouldn't do it and I don't respect others who do it.”
Eris23Skidoo on Jun 8, 2013 at 19:14:34
“I was on my way out of the Army when Clinton got elected. I was literally out-processing while Clinton was moving in to the White House. While waiting to have some paperwork signed, I overheard some high-ranking officers talking about how they planned to refuse the new president's orders. If I'd have been a civilian by then I would have made a citizen's arrest. But since I was still in the Army I did not have the rights of a citizen.”
“It's always fascinating to me that men think they can place limits on God's capacity for forgiveness and redemption.
God's love and capacity for forgiveness dwarf any human conception...and yet men always find a way to limit or control God's greatest gift to humanity to further their own power...and I can only ever wonder why...”
BeninOakland on May 28, 2013 at 19:49:17
“Because controlling god's great gift to humanity-- or believing that you do-- is a way of controlling god-- or believing that you do.
But you wonder why? A wise man once said, "yet men always find a way to limit or control God's greatest gift to humanity to further their own power."”
Zeke Swadley on May 28, 2013 at 19:33:08
“Why are dwarfs so special? Hobbits are short too and not so grumpy.”
Flaxseed on May 28, 2013 at 19:23:27
“"God's love and capacity for forgiveness dwarf any human conception"
“Yes, it's lucky that more of these folks weren't injured or killed. But you know, if I was the District Attorney in this area, I might want to want to investigate the husband's carelessness in this case. I might want to know why the husband would hand a loaded AK-47 to his inebriated wife with the knowledge that it had a hair trigger, and handed it to her with the barrel pointed at her. Who does that? And lastly, I want you to know that I do not, nor have I ever owned a weapon and support restrictions on Assault style weapons. But until the laws are changed, I also expect grown adults to behave responsibly. And I do not look at each and every "preventable" tragedy as another chance to advance my political opinions. I have enjoyed our discussion.”
cowman on May 30, 2013 at 12:21:46
“What you may see as political opportunism is nothing more than someone seeing constant stories of death, tradegy, and loss and wanting to stand up and say "no more" or at least "fewer please". I have no dog in this fight beyond wanting people I care about to be safe - the same cannot be said for the NRA whose membership and profits increase with each shooting.”