“The station, NBC and the show are all PRIVATE! There is no state. So you know the FCC regulates only indecent materials during certain hours but otherwise has no say as to what a private station or broadcast network or its affiliate chooses to air.
All that to say this has NOTHING to do with Separation of Church and State.”
“What the heck does that have to do with the price of tea in China? It's 2012. If you're not going to support the entire team, including the one who beat out all the others to secure the #1 spot, you might as well root for the Chinese or Russians.”
mrshep on Aug 2, 2012 at 15:20:44
“You certainly told Jamal exactly what I wanted to say...you are Favorite & Fanned”
BaldIsBeautiful on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:32:22
“Good point, and just for the record, Gabby is better than Shawn was on uneven bars and vault.”
Feb 13, 2012 at 14:58:53
“Thanks for offering lessons that we can take from this tragic loss. Not too many yet have taken this step. Wonderful sentiments within this piece. Thanks so much for sharing your perspective and voice, Sophia!”
"hp blogger Sophia A. Nelson" on Feb 13, 2012 at 17:56:38
“That is because you have lived your life privileged to see all those in leadership, top fields, and other positions of importance, influence and dominance look like you and your father.
It's important for children who don't look like you or your father to know that there are others out there who look like them doing big things too.
I wish we didn't have to be living in that world, but sadly we do. I choose not to bury my head in the sand and pretend we are all equal and therefore there is no need to showcase brilliance of a different hue and gender that is rarely shown.”
“I have reconnected with more friends from my past and keep in touch with them because of social media and would NOT have done that but for social media.
Further, not everyone you feel to or WANT to have an over the phone conversation with and sometimes you just want to see what they are up to and keep track of their updates without really talking to them. That doesn't make it less personal bc without it, we wouldn't be in touch with them at all. It's a bit crumudgeonly to poo-poo on social media especially given all its benefits.
Yes, personal contact is degrading a bit but would people's busy schedules I'd dare say social media is evolving with the way we live today. I'd say it is HELPING human relations by forcing people to keep up with others when they may not otherwise.”
“What a bunch of sexist bull!! When was the last time you were a young woman raped or almost raped? You do not know the trauma, guilt and other feelings they go through after such an ordeal so you cannot say "if she were truly raped" what she would have done.”
Lanny Clifford on Jul 13, 2011 at 19:39:50
“And I suppose the next thing you're going to tell me is that EVERY woman that accuses someone of rape is telling the truth. I'm sorry but I personally don't believe her story. I can only imagine how traumatic rape must be but you have to admit that there are some women out there are opportunist. Given the fact that this man is known through out the world, He's a prime target.”
“Well, my father was a successful father. He did an excellent job and rose from poverty, but the fact that he was poor did not make him unsuccessful. There are wealthy men who treat their wives horribly, ignore their wives, put their work first. Then there are blue collar ones who work hard to earn their living and to put food on their tables, are loyal and faithful to their wives, and take care of their responsibility. In my lifetime, I have seen MORE SUCCESSFUL black men than unsuccessful ones. Your definition of what makes a good man is quite limited in scope, my friend. So you can keep it.”
“I don't think it is racist, however, it is the type of imagery that would obviously trigger many people to call it so. What this ad shows is that there is a dearth of people of color in the marketing industry at the top decision making ranks to vet this stuff for possible insensitivity. I posit that someone may make a killing starting a business like that where they clear all potential jacked up ads through the Race/Gender filter - It shouldn't have to be, but to avoid PR flubs like this one, it may be a necessary evil. Folks are sensitive in A-MERICA.”
“"African American and dark skinned ethic women often do not have the opportunity for marriage to successful men...hope that talented young men are not seeking the blonds with preppy looks as status symbols but are also finding attraction and value in African American and other dark skinned women."
You can't be serious? Black women are married to successful men world wide. Your statement comes across as if the "successful" men are not black. There are millions of successful black men. You seem so limited in your scope and reasoning. I am in awe. Further, your comment reads as though Black women aspire to or should be so lucky to be married to a successful ( read "White" man). Our goal is not to find a great successful white man to marry. Don't worry about instructing them to have pity and find us attractive. We don't need any favors.”
“Don't you wish sometimes we could round up all the people who think like that guy and recreate a little mini America (sans the diversity of thought they seem to despise) for them to live in with other folks who look, think, act like them and allow them to coexist and be happy and away from having to deal with tolerating anyone or thing that differs from their school of thought?”
mollysmomma on Feb 25, 2011 at 15:51:52
“i have thought this so many times...........let them have half the country and us have the other half and not have to deal with them ever...........this statement about our President literally makes me ill. since we agree ....i'm your fan.”
Ainsaade on Feb 25, 2011 at 15:37:00
“Sure. I say we move them to the parts of the Yukon that no one uses, and then build a giant wall around them. We'd have to pay Canada rent, but it would be worth it.”
“As a person with family members who struggle everyday for basic needs, I will tell you for certain that they will opt to NOT purchase the service at all in favor of paying their rent. However, if my cousin wanted to get a job and needed to fill out a job application and could only afford $20 per month for a limited time, why should he be denied the option? Certainly, at the point he can afford it, he may upgrade later. If the US is going to get to near 100% broadband adoption so we can compete globally, we may have to lower the prices to loop in those lower income people. Tiered pricing gets us closer to broader adoption over a model that forces low income users to subsidize high volume users.”