“calling his campaign pathetic, which it was, does not speak to his "rights". put your thinking cap on please, jay.
gore won the popular vote so I am not sure he needed to change his campaign. the electoral college would have been different without nader,”
3jay on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:43:55
“I think Gore's campaign was pathetic, not Nader's.
Gore should have landslided Bush, he was very incompetent in his choice of VP (a war-hawk), as well as not taking a stand on a living wage, and universal health care. He was wishy-washy and ambivalent about them, instead of taking a stand. He should have taken a stand for a full Florida recount. A good candidate should stand by their supporters and fight instead of just simply accepting defeat.”
and I never spoke to mr nader's right to run for office. I spoke to the outcome of the election which he was warned against and went ahead with his pathetic campaign anyway.”
3jay on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:17:48
“While you claim you never spoke about Mr. Nader's right to run for office, you easily go ahead and bash him campaign by calling it "pathetic" right in the next sentence!
The bottom line is: Gore could have taken up the issue of a living wage, of universal health care, of gay rights, etc, etc. He chose Liebermann as a running mate. Don't blame Nader (and the people who voted for him) for exercising his constitutional right to run for office. Every candidate has to compete with others in terms of ideas, inspirations, issues, and votes! It is lazy and easy to scapegoat!”
“although I think these people should be paid more, you have raised the point that I ultimately agree with. Nader has no right to expect private companies to explain themselves to him.
I'd like to hear more from Nader on how he feels about screwing up the election that caused the popularly elected Al Gore from getting into the oval office.”
3jay on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:58:47
“Ralph Nader has every right to run for office and we, the American people, have every right of choice to vote for whom we think is the best candidate., Who are you to decide whether someone should run for office or not?
Nader handed all the campaign issues on a golden platter for Al Gore to take and run with. He did not and that speaks to the cowardice and corporatism of Mr. Gore.”
“maybe you should read a bit more about the tactics and practices of unions before you start thinking they are so positive.”
golfbird69 on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:05:29
“boy......are you ever right......those nasty unions get you raises.....can't have that....and overtime after a certain amount of hours.....oh ..and horror of horrors,.....benefits like insurance and pension programs..........nosireee can't have those dirty unions around”
Hypatia of Alexandria on Dec 9, 2013 at 21:32:47
“Unions are not perfect, but they are better than nothing at all. Much better than how these dollar store workers are being treated.”
“I think you have to be as paranoid as the guy in Chasing Madoff who used to check for bombs under his car before he drove his children to school.”
chatrose on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:41:41
“when I was a hippy - a popular poster was - just cuz you paranoid don't mean they're not out to get you - purple and black - holds now more than ever - but (imo) US still not as bad as some other western countries”
“If I could do it with my mind, there would be plenty of people who would be worried....”
Rodney Weston on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:19:13
“Yes. I kill everyone I can't trust around weapons and children.”
tyeedwrds on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:22:13
“I wish! Imagine no traffic on the freeway? Plenty of parking everywhere and NO POLITICIANS! What could be better? This woman is obviously ill, killing a child negates sympathy! Turn off everything but the refrigerator, and throw the juice to her!”
daemos 1 on Dec 10, 2013 at 04:29:47
“Not enough time.....but they're on the list”
Level headed ex-liberal on Dec 10, 2013 at 01:35:53
“Yeah, that's what the poster was getting at..”
propackage on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:27:27
“interesting picture you picked. She should get the death penalty for what she did. If we incarcerate her and the therapists said she was rehabilitated, would you trust her with your child?”
“Ms Underwood strikes me as someone who needs to be perfect all the time [there is no such thing, this would exist in her mind only] and that is an exhausting way to live. This bit of "controversy" can be a real character builder. Let's see if she rises to the moment.”
Sherri Howard on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:43:38
“That is the problem everyone has always told her she was perfect so she now expects nothing but praise.”
“while everyone is so busy applauding how great it is when people "come out", let's not forget the rather harsh reality. there is no openly gay leading male actor in Hollywood [closeted yes, out? no]. and the reason for that is that such a move would be a career ender.”
dauphinjo1 on Dec 6, 2013 at 23:25:08
“and it always will be a career ender.....until it isn't.
Matt Bomer if they break down and cast him in 50 Shades, but you're right. Nathan Lane gets good roles and once in a blue he even plays a straight guy :)”
FelixRat on Dec 6, 2013 at 21:10:56
“There certainly are more closeted film actors than amongst stage actors, but what about Ian McCellan, Richard Chamberlain, Simon Callow, Zachary Quinto, Rupert Everett … and a whole load of TV actors. But I think everyone agrees that its now quite sad for the likes of Tom and John …. ahem.”
“if you want your child to go through life as a paranoid robot then that is your choice.
it would be helpful to educate children with regard to predators and how they operate so that the child will know to report anything that doesn't seem right. the child should never fear reporting the truth.
obviously there is a time when they are too young to communicate......what do you do then? keep them locked in their rooms until .....when?”
“you can't let the abuser destroy your life totally by taking away trust of good people”
StyxnStuff on Dec 4, 2013 at 09:26:57
“Sadly, sometimes we must....be careful of those who seem to like children a bit too much.....”
Aissatou Sunjata on Dec 4, 2013 at 08:03:17
“faved. I wrote something similar. Instincts. We have intuition I believe from a very young age. She says (video not working, from reading her words). She had a sense that it was wrong and it stopped when she said no. We need to instill, teach and encourage our children to listen to that voice or uncomfortable feeling. We need to teach them to tell us when they feel that feeling and tell us so that we can take action. I so agree with you. If we teach our children distrust, we risk the chance of ruining their lives. Not to mention, parents are not perfect and the distrust we teach them for others may also be felt for us when they find out we have clay feet, or are human. We never know. We want them to be able to protect themselves., safeguard their body, mind and soul, we don't want them to be so distrustful they miss out on the joys of living.”