“BS. No way you can compare a lovely, hairless mature vagina to that of a childs. Making that arguement that like them is a 'child sex fetish', demonstrates only what you are thinking.”
Patient Zero on Nov 20, 2013 at 09:44:51
“Not only is this strange fetish disturbing in its similarity to pedophilia it is also quite unhealthy physically as well. I'm sure you don't probably care to think of this as a child sex fetish, but that is certainly what this is.”
“The "recession ended after the Carter Administration?" You better go back and check your history books. You are entitled to your opinion, you are not entitled to your own facts. The only reason Carter lost that election is because of the Iran Hostage situation. I will not mention the Iran/Contra scandal or Ollie North. The Recession began within 1 year of Reagan taking office. Manufacturing was way, way down. It started with union busting. Places like Burger King were not even accepting applications by 1982. I also make a good living today because of my education, which was nearly free for me. Those days are gone. Gas and housing were affordable. Not anymore. I also had an employer paid health plan. That job would no longer offer it. You would be pretty wealthy with 100K back in the late 70's and very early 80's, today it is barely middle-class depending on what part of the country you live in. In many parts, 100K is lower middle-class and still not considered an entry level position. Not only is there income inequality at the bottom, the middle-class is completely squeezed.”
“In the late 70's and early 80's I also made minimum wage. I was still able to afford my 1bd apartment and gas for my car. Even had a TV and a phone. I didn't need food stamps nor cash aid to make ends meet. Then things began to change in 1980. If minimum wage had kept up with GDP, it would be $22 an hour today. People would still be able to afford a 1bd apartment and gas for their car. The problem is income inequality. This 'phenomenom' of wages not keeping up is happening across all wage earners except for the top 1% of earners. It isn't rocket science.”
psorr Jack on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:13:38
“thanks for your common sense view!!”
leftfoot01 on Oct 27, 2013 at 09:39:26
“In 1979 at the height of the Carter Administration, I worked for minimum wage too. I lived at home. By 1983 I got out of that job and kept moving. All of my friends did the same. We all are now earning well over $100k and beyond. You can't sit in aminimum wage job for ever, by it's nature it teaches you something and makes you move up to the next level. All of you on minimum wage now will not be there much longer. Carter lost his job and the recession ended. Obama will leave office and the recession will end.”
“It was great sci-fi with comedy, action, and drama, a great mix of Star Trek and Star Wars, nothing has been made that is better. I was hoping they would have made a second movie but that doesn't seem like it will happen either it has been so long.”
dawp on Oct 5, 2013 at 08:25:31
“I think it also had a bit of a western feel to it.”
“The only line that matters is the last one. If you don't believe in that one, the Pledge is just a forced prayer that keeps going unanswered..”
November-Rose on Sep 2, 2013 at 05:27:52
“"...the Pledge is just a forced prayer that keeps going unanswered..."
Largely due, no doubt to those airheads in Washington and their parade of lobbyists that persuade and pay off our elected officials to recognize their special interests, rather than the interests and needs of the greater good as a whole nation. If our country is going under, it isn't because of the Pledge of Allegiance, but because many of our leaders have completely forgotten their pledge to the people.”
Bobotheclown on Sep 2, 2013 at 03:07:14
“You like the last one, I like the first one. But that doesn't really matter. We are talking about the whole pledge here and the weird edit that was made in 1954 to change the pledge into a prayer. Its time to get secular again.”
“No freaking way. You will have less than a million people with as much political power in the Senate and Electoral College as 40 million people in California. California should go into thirds...there will never be a Republican president again.”
“Before we all start jumping up and down in an outrage here, lets not forget our military young men and few women have not always acted with grace and professionalism, in fact, some are outright murderers as well. abu Ghraib was pretty awful, even if our young people were scapegoats. Hec, we do not even have to look at our military for atrocities any longer, our civilian police force, those people that are entrusted to serve and protect have no problem shooting our dogs or shooting us in the back. Steal a TV from Walmart, get shot and killed for it. Pepper-spray incidents...rapes of prositutes...not even just prostitutes, there is a cop in Sacramento about to go on trial for raping a 70-year old woman suffering from dementia.”
GianoGarna on Jul 8, 2013 at 17:15:02
“outrage? outrage for what? who cares what the egyptian military does to a bunch of terrorist supporters?”
Cyber Nick on Jul 8, 2013 at 15:44:41
“Apples and oranges! You cannot possibly compare the two with a straight face.”
Jul 1, 2013 at 12:31:54
“Jamie Foxx is either a really good actor or really bad one. Channing Tatum is a really bad actor. If Tatum doesn't take himself too seriously he might have limited success as in 21 Jump Street. Tatum's audience is women and gaymen and I think most of that audience has come to see that wash board abs with limited brain cells only works for so long. Maggie Gyllenhaal is an average actress, even though she was amazing in "The Secretary" with James Spader. James Woods...I don't recall a movie he made that I really cared about. He may carry a MENSA card, but that does not equate to being a good actor. I went and saw this movie when the one I wanted to see was sold out. This movie IS as bad as the trailors look. The acting was horrid from every member of the cast and the writing and story were so over-the-top awful. If the White House goes down and the world is threatened with another nuclear catastrophy, lets hope Magic Mike is not our last and only hope. I wish I would have just gone home instead of watching this one.”
“Yes...Gore and Clinton are plutocrats, but they were hardly war mongers. Is there any doubt Iraq and Afghansitan would have been handled differently. In fact, would Gore have ignored the intel leading up to 9-11 as Bush did? There is no utopia. We are always going to find something we do not agree with. Bush a fu**ing castrophe. Voting for Ralpg Nader was not worth 8 years of Bush. No way. No how.”
parlimentMike on Jun 5, 2013 at 17:54:40
“Would Nader have acted differently? He offered social and business policies that were better for 90% of Americans in addition to a better foreign policy.
Without the help of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden Bush couldn't have been such a catastrophe.
Bill Clinton brought us derivatives, job offshoring, concentrated ownership of all media and wage-killing H1b's. I'd classify those as catastrophes as well.
It's really a close race for which party did the most harm to the 90%. The Democrats talk nicer, though, while they do it.”
“I can't exactly disagree with you. However, had Ralph Nader not managed to get 2% of the votes back in 2000, Gore wins the Electorate and we avoid the castastrophe of Bush. Voting for Independent thinkers and common sense actually strengthens the right wing. Ironic.”
parlimentMike on Jun 5, 2013 at 12:41:57
“Gore was also a corporatist. Nader was the only candidate offering a break from 20 consecutive years of taking down the protections for the American people, and diversion of public resources for private profits of a very few.
The income gap that was widening did not stop that progress for the 8 Clinton years and Gore offered more of the same.
Clinton showed his party's candidates how to benefit by jumping on the corporate gravy train and Gore was only offering a continuance in the same direction.
Nader was the only candidate offering policies which would have avoided the crash of 2008, and continuous war for profit, and those of us who supported him tried to save us all but the ignorant masses were not paying attention.
And even with all that, Gore still could have asserted his victory if he didn't capitulate like the gelded party he represented.”
“"Liberals"...funny how a Neo-Con can use that term as something derogatory, even bigoted. And I use Neo Con as an example. But I digress. No, Liberals have no illusions to Obama embracing many Right Wing policies. From the beginning, Obama has been willing to negotiate with the extreme right. It is impossible to negotiate with extreme policies and not find yourself heading in that direction. Step-by-step, little-by-little, the cancer of right wing conservative policies errode the moral code of this great nation; "That all men are created equal.' Obama is not what we voted for. That doesn't mean we are willing to jump ship and vote in someone like Romney, or a host of others who were willing to double down on trickle down and keep us in a perpetual state of war. My own thinking, wounds of the last 30+ years of mostly Neo Con Right Wing politics finished off with the Bush error will take some time to heal. Obama is but a bandaid on a deep scar. And before the Neo-Cons start the still blaming Bush...yes. Our grandkids, whom have not been born yet, will still be paying for Bush errors. That is how bad it was.”
suzc on Jun 5, 2013 at 12:39:58
“I'm probably a Blue Dog or centrist conservative, but if Hillary or any true progressive runs next time, I will vote for him/her. We need somebody to fight us back from the right to the center. Sadly, Mr. Obama is not that man. Not sure why. Is he weak? naive? forgiving? too much of a compromiser? Don't know. He is a good man, an honest man, a smart man. So I'm not sure why he keeps trying to give away the store. Maybe just inexperience and misplaced trust?”
“The fundamendal freedom to gather news does not count hacking into private phones and emails, no matter what. Robert Mudoch should be in jail as well as any CEO of said news organizations that have proven to act in such manner as to get the next biggest scoop on a celeb or political pupose. The press brought this on themselves.”
JohnGalt4000 on May 22, 2013 at 13:36:07
“There is an ocean of difference between private citizens intruding into people's lives and the most powerful government in the world intruding into people's lives. Both are wrong, governments have the power to wage nuclear war, private citizens can publish paper.”
UofOLaw on May 22, 2013 at 13:33:10
“If Murdoch and any CEO of any news organizations involved in hacking into phones and emails should be jailed and fired, shouldn't the same apply to the President and any department heads engaged in illegal activities? People like Holder, Geitner and Lew as well as the president? They are the same as CEO's, right?”
“Republicans have such short term memory. In a normal world, banks pay interest when they borrow money from the Fed. Student loans have ALWAYS made money for the Fed. The only real difference is there is no middle-men bankers taking their cut by charging two and three times in interest on what the Fed was charging them. One of the issues with the deficit is that banks borrow trillions of dollars from the Fed for FREE-- No interest. Then they loan that money out to consumers at 20% and up. Mortgage rates are advertised at all time lows...it is because the Fed is not charging interest on those loans. Student Loan interest would be two to three times higher if a Republican was in office.”
“In reality, the Fed always made money charging interest to the middle-men who often at least doubled or trippled the interest to the student. No one ever really mentions that when Bush changed the BK laws in this country, he forever changed the landscape. Sure, folks know he started two unjust wars, spent trillions of dollars chasing down and killing poor people, but his single most notorious act were the rewriting of BK laws put in place at the request of banks and lending institutions. Student loans became lifelong ball and chains...and HUGE money makers. The Fed would grant student loans to be brokered by 'middle-men' bankers, who were doubling and trippling up on interest without any risk what-so-ever. I am surprised no one has challenged Bush's BK laws as unconstitutional. And I seem to be a minority that all of Bush's BK laws should be repealed.”
“No fan of the Tea Party at all. That said; there is no accountability for IRS agents. They make mistakes that cost taxpayers MILLIONS in legal fees every year and all you get is an; "Opps, our bad. We have adjusted your account. Sorry for any inconvience this may have caused you."”
chefang47 on May 13, 2013 at 12:44:51
“just the regime trying to take your mind off of BENGHAZI!!!!”
“The Daily Show is not a 'comedy show,' It is satire. Calling the Daily Show a comedy is satire. Satire is an extremely powerful persuasive essay and has been used for centuries, mostly for political cause. I love Jon Stewart. He is very, very good at what he does. He is absolutely bound by ethics. We all are. Stewart is so good at his job, I would argue his ethics should be bound to an even higher standard, though I am not suggesting anyone's should be lower. ”
Cece Duvall on May 7, 2013 at 20:13:47
“It is a comedy show and it is satire. I don't think he should be held to higher standards than the people he ridicules.”
“Everyone is bound by ethics. Hiding behind a "I am just a comedy show" does not relieve Stewart or Corbert of ethics. They know exactly what they are doing, they are very polished, and highly entertaining. I would argue they may have even more of a duty to have deliver 'news' with ethics. Most of the time, they do. No one is perfect. ”
Cece Duvall on May 7, 2013 at 00:57:28
“No, he is not bound by the same ethics of journalists. Yes, he is influential and he does tackle serious subjects but does not have to do it with the same objectivity, fairness or impartiality that journalists do.”