“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.)”
“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.”
“"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.”
“"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.”
“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.”
“"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."
“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.”
“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??”
“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.”
Jul 16, 2013 at 07:01:41
“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.”
“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?”