“Nice going, Morales! By faking discrimination in a scam to get sympathy money, you just set back the cause of gay rights. Now, anyone who comes forward with a *true* story about gender discrimination will face a wall of skepticism and disbelief.”
Ceselli on Dec 10, 2013 at 08:20:12
“HEAR HEAR !
bethechangeok on Dec 10, 2013 at 08:08:53
“she doesn't care.”
Joseph Scott on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:55:00
“I wondered, too, how often this little debacle would get quoted by the Limbaughs amongst us.....”
FrozenBlogBerries on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:54:42
“I don't think this woman has single-handedly set back the cause of any gay rights issues. She certainly has caused doubt about her own character though.
People from all walks of life and lifestyles fall under some degree of suspicion when it comes to the legitimacy of their own "true" stories, especially when they've received media attention and have gained some monetary reward from the public. I don't think Ms Morales has deterred anyone from giving if a story touches someone in some way.
I think she should be embarrassed and really, the only thing for her to do would be to admit she was seeking attention. I believe she made the story up and since there have been a few refunds, maybe her conscience is starting to compel her to do the right thing.
I understand she's got some people who want to believe she didn't make this story up, I don't know what kind of evidence they'd need other than a confession. When the people who claim the receipt as theirs came forward and provided a copy of their credit card charges from the restaurant on that day, that cleared up any doubt for me.
Shame on Ms Morales, but this isn't the end of the world for her. Hopefully she learned something and will change her ways.”
Counterglow on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:44:11
“Nobody with an ounce of decency will blame gay people for this person's behaviour. And those who will blame "the gays" would have found another excuse to hate if they didn't have this one.”
“Cue up all the Bagger-tarians who believe we live in a Meritocracy, where the trustafarian idle rich are justly rewarded for choosing their parents wisely (Koch brothers, Waltons, etc.) or supposedly being a billion times as brilliant and "productive" as the rest of us (though they suspiciously never get their hands dirty doing any real work). Meanwhile, the working poor, many of whom must work 2-3 minimum wage jobs just to barely survive, are being justly compensated. 'Cause if the Trickle Down Fairy has not rewarded them, then clearly they haven't been praying hard enough to Prosperity Gospel Jeebus.”
ajax cleanser on Dec 10, 2013 at 04:19:30
“Hate to rain on your pity parade. My folks were modest. I have no college education. I worked 2 or 3 jobs when young, and now I'm comfortable.
Gee, I must be evil.”
“Agreed. Anyone who thinks the workers who actually make sh*t should share in the surplus wealth their labor creates is a Communist. The idle capitalists of the top 1% might have captured 99% of the gains over the last 33 years, but it really should be 100%. Prosperity Gospel Jesus says that God apportions wealth based on Divine Grace and people who pray hardest. Clearly the working poor are unworthy and have failed to pray hard enough. Their fault. Also, they chose their parents poorly --yet another fatal mistake.”
“"How long"? Based on the appalling cluelessness and codependency of poor conservatives in Southern states who have completely internalized the right-wing narrative about themselves being to blame for their poverty vs. right-wing policies over the last 33 years, I'd say "for a very long time".”
“Yes, I got tired of being accused of being a secret Republican mole simply for pointing out that Obama was WAY too friendly with Wall Street and was not real liberal. Looks like the liberal rank n file are starting to wake up a bit.”
“The first step towards curing one's ignorance is admitting that you are, in fact, ignorant. Most people simply are not capable of getting past this step, but that's still no reason not to call it out for what it is. Otherwise, you're just being an enabler.”
A Regular on Dec 7, 2013 at 21:17:17
“I'm not in disagreement with you. Read my reply to sarracen and understand better why I put it to WJCJR the way I did. Thank you for being here.”
“Too bad we don't have any money left to put Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, investing in cutting edge science/R&D, building out green energy or high speed rail. All we have any money for is giving rich people and giant corporations more tax cuts, and bailing out fraudster banks. That's what you call "free enterprise", aka Randian capitalism.”
Demos 0 on Dec 6, 2013 at 19:26:33
“You should read Rand before making such an incorrect statement.
Rand espoused 'free enterprise' and despised governmental/corporate cronyism.
Stop parroting those individuals ignorant on the subject matter.”
“Yes, that Kenyan Marxist corporate America-hating President. Always giving $Trillions in bailout money and zero-interest Fed loans to Wall Street because he clearly HATES them. And appointing ex-Goldman Sachs guys to cabinet posts and the Treasury Dept because he HATES them! And refusing to charge or jail any banksters who commit fraud, launder money, front-run markets, manipulate LIBOR, do insider trading, etc., etc. That's clearly the mark of an obvious COMMUNIST.”
“It's not that they're against healthcare. It's just that they believe poor people should get their healthcare at the emergency room (preferably while begging on both knees), and then go bankrupt, like good little serfs. That's the mark of FREEDOM, baby! Can you feel it?”
“Ok, I'll bite. Despite the lofty rhetoric of their public-facing mission statements, the DOJ and SEC do NOT exist to protect consumers and businesses form predatory practices. They exist to provide the ILLUSION that politicians are doing something, when they are really doing the exact opposite. They provide cover and obfuscation --that's their real purpose. If anyone complains to local sc__bag politician on Wall Street's payroll, all sc__bag politician has to do is refer them to the DOJ and SEC and then go back to grifting campaign money and selling favors.
Hope that clears things up.
Oh, and we should have an amendment that abolishes privately financed campaigns and prohibits anyone in Congress from working for a bank, financial institution, or lobbying group for 10 years after they leave Congress. Won't happen for the reasons mentioned in the Daily Show clip, but hey... "Squirrel!".”
“$3Trillion for a completely useless and unnecessary war in Iraq. $5 Trillion in bailouts for Wall Street fraudsters. Trillions more for NSA spying on civilians. But $50 billion for a few rail projects? Too expensive!”
“Newsflash: we live on one planet, and pollution doesn't respect national borders.
Also, nice strawman there. Wasn't bashing the U.S., just pointing out that growth cannot be infinite on a finite planet.”
“Very, very few teach the things you suggested. This is from your article:
"In a survey of more than 900 high school biology teachers conducted by Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer, political scientists at Penn State University, one in eight said they taught creationism or its cousin, intelligent design, as valid scientific alternatives to Darwinian evolutionary theory."
Creationism and intelligent design should not be dismissed outright, anyway. There's nothing wrong with exposing students to those ideas, as long as it's made clear the theory of evolution is more accepted in the scientific community.”
“It's hard to be exceptional at science when you're taught the earth is only 10,000 years old, dinosaurs and men roamed the planet together, climate change is a hoax, contraception turns women into sl__s, and s__ual orientation is a choice.”
jvnvch on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:09:22
“You actually think the teachers in the US are teaching those things? Really?”
“It's hard to be exceptional at science when you're taught the earth is only 10,000 years old, dinosaurs and men roamed the planet together, climate change is a hoax, contraception turns women into sl**s, and s**ual orientation is a choice.”
“"In Korea, they're closing schools because they don't have enough kids, they have this whole inverted age pyramid and they're going to run into giant problems. The U.S. has a dramatically growing population, enormous wealth and entrepreneurial spirit."
Setting aside the issue of falling U.S. test scores for a minute, is a "dramatically growing population" anything to crow about in a world with 7.2 billion people, dying oceans, polluted skies and deforested continents turning into barren deserts?”
saunee300 on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:01:45
“Why such doomsday reporting? I travel extensively and still find this country amazing and beautiful on many levels and also pristine.... tired of the gross exaggerations and negativity! Go live in Iran or Yemen for a while and you might appreciate what you've got.”
blueshield on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:04:52
“Around the world, birth rates tend to fall with increasing education, so falling test scores and rising birth rates in the US go hand in hand.”