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Virginia Parents Outraged After Walmart Security Allegedly Suspected Father Of Kidnapping Biracial Daughters

Virginia Parents Outraged After Walmart Security Allegedly Suspected Father Of Kidnapping Biracial Daughters

Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 20:13:28 in Black Voices

“I'm sorry, but "save the children" is not an excuse to dump on the civil rights of the rest of the population.

Anita Bryant wanted to have the gays put out of business. The name of her campaign? "Save Our Children."

The ends do not justify the means. Annieke G., that is an awful rationalization. ("I was only following orders," is the only one that is worse.)”
Texas Restaurant That Refused 'Fag' Customers Touted As Gay Bar Online

Texas Restaurant That Refused 'Fag' Customers Touted As Gay Bar Online

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 10:17:30 in Gay Voices

“"I think that for the homosexual community to be targeting a restaurant and good people is ugly, it is uncalled for. "

They aren't targeting good people. They are targeting the restaurant owner.”
Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Commented May 28, 2014 at 00:45:54 in Gay Voices

“No, it is not about being a flaming queen.

It is NOT impossible to say, not yet, for years, until you have the time and courage to think things through.

You can keep the flaming queen version of your homophobia to yourself, Bryan M.”
Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Commented May 28, 2014 at 00:43:17 in Gay Voices

“Kelley's right. He messed over a single, eligible girl with his own immaturity and meanness, and created a broken family in the process.

Heartwarming? You'll get a different answer to this, depending on whether you ask someone whose parents divorce when the respondent was little.

I dated a guy for a half-date, until he told me that his parents wanted grandkids, so he found a girl, married her, had kids, and divorced her. Proudly, he told me, his parents have grandkids. (Dinner ended then.)”
Michigan Politician Compares Gays To Nazis, Rejecting Anti-Discrimination Bill

Michigan Politician Compares Gays To Nazis, Rejecting Anti-Discrimination Bill

Commented May 22, 2014 at 12:16:14 in Gay Voices

“Nazis killed homosexuals. The pink triangle was the homosexual identification in the death camps, just as the yellow star was for Jews.

Nazis were gay. Don't make me laugh.”
Tom Of Finland Stamps To Be Released In Finland (NSFW)

Tom Of Finland Stamps To Be Released In Finland (NSFW)

Commented May 21, 2014 at 01:42:05 in Gay Voices

“Not everyone is in the center of the crowd, Buster.

Many of us see this "kitch" in our regular lives.”
Teens Charged With Torturing Boy Who Is Mentally Disabled

Teens Charged With Torturing Boy Who Is Mentally Disabled

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 09:26:52 in Crime

“If the acts had been identical and the genders reversed, the perpetrators would on trial for rape.”

Licensedtojill on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:38:33

“Good point, and definitely a double standard!”

Jeanne Hazzard on Mar 13, 2014 at 09:39:12

“Perhaps they will. Heaven knows they deserve it. Rotten little monsters! I hope they get everything they have coming.”
How Scalia Helped Screw Texas' Case Against Gay Marriage

How Scalia Helped Screw Texas' Case Against Gay Marriage

Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 10:55:04 in Politics

“The Catholic Church has rules about letting divorced people re-marry, but you can still get a marriage license and a justice of the peace to make it legal.

Every divorced representative in the House GOP Caucus should know this. They get remarried all the time.

Sanctity of marriage, my eye.”
Teacher Elizabeth Marie Moss Allegedly Performs Oral Sex On 13-Year-Old Student

Teacher Elizabeth Marie Moss Allegedly Performs Oral Sex On 13-Year-Old Student

Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 10:46:55 in Crime

“Think long about this, Paul. What 12-13 year old is going to make waves about being sexually abused, especially if he/she is in a sex-negative environment like the Deep South?

You're lucky if you find out about it years later. It's really tough to get a kid to tell someone this is going on.”
Grandfather Writes Letter To His Daughter After She Kicks Out His Gay Grandson

Grandfather Writes Letter To His Daughter After She Kicks Out His Gay Grandson

Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 21:00:24 in Gay Voices

“Actually, he's a kid in his formative years. Abandoning a kid is like abandoning a kitten: it just "isn't done."

And the mother has done something remarkable self-defeating: she's put a family member into a choice, whether to support the younger generation or the older one. On matters of survival, if it truly is that black-and-white, there isn't a question: you flush the older generation. Always.”
Ann Coulter Calls Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC's 'Token' African-American

Ann Coulter Calls Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC's 'Token' African-American

Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 21:39:35 in Media

“"Her statement seemed to surprise Hannity, who disagreed."

This sentence is clearly a mistake by the writer of story. There is no way Hannity was surprised, if he had a video/slide presentation on the topic waiting.”

DasDweeb on Jan 7, 2014 at 21:47:28

“Caveat: I haven't watched the clip and don't plan to. But it seems likely that Hannity had Coulter on with the intent of talking about MSNBC and race, and specifically what he saw as MSNBC's hypocrisy in "playing the race card." That's not the same thing as Coulter calling MHP a "token," which would represent quite a different kind of hypocrisy. Even coming from the mouth of so desperate an attention-seeker as Coulter, it's conceivable that such an absurd statement could take even Hannity aback.”
Aaron Schock Outed As Gay By Itay Hod, Journalist, On Facebook?

Aaron Schock Outed As Gay By Itay Hod, Journalist, On Facebook?

Commented Jan 4, 2014 at 18:23:50 in Gay Voices

“The thing to report is not that he's gay, but that he's aggressively anti-gay and yet is himself, gay. At best, the messed-up person should be exposed for being hypocritical.”
Marie Osmond Talks Gay Marriage, Lesbian Daughter Jessica In New Interview

Marie Osmond Talks Gay Marriage, Lesbian Daughter Jessica In New Interview

Commented Dec 28, 2013 at 15:56:18 in Gay Voices

“"The difference between a straight couple and a gay couple is that the straight couple can procreate. This is the reason for a marriage whether or not the couple are blessed with or choose to have or not have children."

So you do not believe that Bob and Elizabeth Dole should've been issued marriage licenses, since they're too old to have children?

That's discriminatory and disgusting. Bob and Elizabeth Dole should have the same rights to marry as a couple of libido-driven 20-year-olds, even if there are not children in the future of that relationship.

See how it works? You're playing on a slippery slope of moral relativism. Since this is a nation of laws, we do not rely on foolish logic like yours to determine who has which rights.”

lmuzic on Dec 29, 2013 at 02:24:44

“I never said Bob and Elizabeth Dole should or should not be issued a marriage license. I said that God intended marriage to be between a man and woman because they can procreate. This doesn't mean that they have to or want to but that they can. I believe I said the straight couple CAN procreate. I take offense to your comments. I am not on a slippery slope of moral relativism. I am entitled to my opinion based on my religious beliefs just as you are. Unfortunately, just because someone doesn't agree with you, you think they are foolish. The only thing I am guilty of when it comes to foolish logic is believing that you are capable of reasoning.”
San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 16:34:23 in Business

“Denver.”

Lenape105 on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:02:12

“I was in Denver a few weeks ago.
One Saturday evening I walked along the 16th Street Mall, and I was reminded of the Eagles line "warm smell of colitis rising up through the air".”
Marco Rubio To Be Keynote Speaker At Anti-Gay Group's Annual Event

Marco Rubio To Be Keynote Speaker At Anti-Gay Group's Annual Event

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 14:00:26 in Politics

“"no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

That's not my opinion. It is from the last sentence of Article Six of the United States Constitution.”

DickRay Schliep on Nov 7, 2013 at 14:24:02

“THEY made it this way.”

Scallywag13 on Nov 7, 2013 at 14:12:58

“someone should tell that to texas...”
Canadians Seek Dick Cheney's Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

Canadians Seek Dick Cheney's Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 02:04:02 in Politics

“At the very least, why are they letting him into their country?”

zelduh on Oct 30, 2013 at 04:54:52

“Hopefully, to arrest him.”

2borknot2b on Oct 30, 2013 at 03:41:06

“Oil.”

Hooponopono on Oct 30, 2013 at 02:28:53

“We are punishing Canada for sending us Ted Cruz.”

frankieshoes1 on Oct 30, 2013 at 02:19:20

“Because they can't arrest him here.”

jmb4 on Oct 30, 2013 at 02:18:16

“Maybe so they can arrest him.”
News Corp Could Lose $1.6 Billion From Phone Hacking Scandal: Top Exec

News Corp Could Lose $1.6 Billion From Phone Hacking Scandal: Top Exec

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 13:07:41 in Media

“That's not enough. They should seize the corporation and its assets, tell the shareholders that they just lost it all, and imprison the Board of Directors. That should be the end of it and of Murdoch.”
Macy's Also Gets Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit By Black Shopper

Macy's Also Gets Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit By Black Shopper

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 12:24:27 in Black Voices

“Since NYPD believes it has legal permission to stop-and-frisk anyone (especially brown-skinned people), it becomes easy for Barney's and Macy's to point at someone and say, search him too.

There are many reasons why "stop-and-frisk" is offensive to the Fourth Amendment. This is simply the most recent horror.

The ACLU, which protects Bill of Rights violations, will be all over this by the end of the week.”
Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 01:51:55 in Politics

“"Although he ultimately lost, the 42-year-old freshman senator who played a leading role bringing about the 16-day partial federal shutdown with his demand that President Barack Obama gut his 3-year-old health care law."

Please, dear god, hire a copy editor.”
Michael Hayden's Off The Record Conversation Gets Live Tweeted By Liberal Activist

Michael Hayden's Off The Record Conversation Gets Live Tweeted By Liberal Activist

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 02:41:28 in Politics

“I am still working on how this is honorable behavior by a journalist. I can't see it.”

Lambpie on Oct 25, 2013 at 09:17:58

“I'm working on how dumb this man was to be going there. The dude was not a journalist.”

irish23 on Oct 25, 2013 at 08:45:14

“Much bigger question: how is it honorable for a former NSA and CIA director to talk about such sensitive info in public on a train that goes through Washington D.C.? This was just plain stupid on Hayden's part; yet he wants to spy on every single American. The tables were turned on him and he didn't like it.”

Celebrindan on Oct 25, 2013 at 05:32:39

“Conversations in public that can be overheard by those nearby are fair game, just like this conversation is.

If the guy was talking so loud that people the next booth over could hear him, that's his problem.

Anyone not under the constraint of 'off the record', or having given their word to withhold his identity is free top do with the information as they please.

That you don't understand that, speaks volumes about the quality, or lack thereof, of your education.

I hope you didn't spend too much on it.”

kkh0022 on Oct 25, 2013 at 05:05:04

“Hey the guy on the cell thought he was in a phone booth apparently.”

Kyle McGuire on Oct 25, 2013 at 04:54:46

“Not a journalist, an ex-MoveOn.org hack.”
Kate Middleton Plays Volleyball In Wedges At First Solo Appearance Since Giving Birth (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton Plays Volleyball In Wedges At First Solo Appearance Since Giving Birth (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 12:25:22 in Style

“Strictly speaking, you are utterly correct. Absolutely.

But her "identity" was established under the name, Kate Middleton. That's the face, the image, and the name when we were introduced. She became and is, rather a celebrity -- "someone that everyone knows" --- and is handling the media attention wonderfully. It is a bit of the Jackie Kennedy phenomenon, not directly about the name, but about the amount of attention she's getting on her own.”

beyondliberal on Oct 20, 2013 at 17:35:21

“Princess Diana was called "Lady Di" for umpteen years after her marriage. I think the Duchess will have to ride it out like her mother-in-law had to. You can bet when she's queen she won't be called Kate Middleton anymore.”

dharmagirl60 on Oct 20, 2013 at 14:22:06

“Don't get me wrong I am no royalist but to treat or see her as a celebrity shows lack of respect for the 'office' as it were. Just as one should respect the office of President even if one does not agree or like the holder. This young women carries a great responsibility and should at least be afforded the respect of her position and not be treated as some celebrity. Look what this cult of celebrity did to Diana Princess of Wales. Another point no one insisted on calling her Diana Spencer after her marriage...was this because she was an aristocrat and not a commoner??”
House Democrats Unveil Discharge Petition To Force End To Shutdown

House Democrats Unveil Discharge Petition To Force End To Shutdown

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 15:20:00 in Politics

“Fact-check the last sentence. If it has already been passed by the Senate and the House votes on the same bill, word-for-word, then a committee to resolve differences is unneeded and the Senate does not need to bother. It goes to the President from there.”
Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 07:03:25 in Black Voices

“And testosterone doesn't cause those things, from time to time, in white guys from Florida with firearms?”
Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 07:01:41 in Black Voices

“They convict drunk drivers using the argument, they knew when they took those drinks that they'd be driving and that it had a strong possibility of bad-things resulting.

This guy got out of an automobile with a firearm, to pursue somebody against the instructions of the authorities he had dialed on the phone, and provoked a fight that resulted in a death. And he had a firearm with him at the time.

The drunk goes to prison. The guy stalking the black kid, well, we just saw.”

sticks n stones on Jul 16, 2013 at 07:35:53

“Extremely poor analogy.”
Who Should Stop Writing About Egypt Today?

Who Should Stop Writing About Egypt Today?

Commented Jul 6, 2013 at 09:12:56 in Politics

“Any plane landing that you can walk away from, is a good landing.

And any form of government that lasts for two centuries, is stable. It is not necessarily good, nor happy, nor efficient, nor fair, but it is stable.

The constant churn of elections feeds into a basic need, to believe that change is possible (whether unlikely).

If that sounds a bit like the Steinbeck quote, "Socialism never took root in America because the poor see ... not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires," I expect it is because it describes the same human tendency.”

franchise2m on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:05:48

“I have always liked Steinbeck and that is a very interest and insightful quote.

It seems to reflect the same insight that Republicans are good at exploiting by using promises of prosperity to appeal to certain people who are often hurt by Republican's actual policies.

I agree with your comment about a plane landing...but I am not looking for perfection only recognizing that it doesn't exist. No one can seriously claim that the US didn't face challenges along the way to the establishment of our nation and we still face serious challenges...including challenges to the rights of our citizens.

My point is developing a Constitution and a peaceful and thriving nation isn't simple and all nations on that path face various degrees of challenge...especially a Middle East nation like Egypt. There is no clear and easy path to democracy and freedom.

Why should we expect there wouldn't be detours on the road?”
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