“I am against using public funds to build stadiums for privately-owned sports teams.
But if it's going to be done, make it fair:
All season tickets go into a lottery...every year, including luxury boxes.
A drawing to be held for every season ticket from a pool to include all (and only) taxpayers.
Each seat winner has the option of keeping the ticket (purchasing it at face value) OR selling it in a public auction. Auction proceeds from each ticket over face value are split 50-50, half to the seat owner, half to retire the debt.
A new lottery every year...for EVERY seat.
Fairness would dictate that every taxpayer expected to share the cost should have EQUAL access AND equal opportunity to profit..”
“Perhaps you should get out more...or change the channel occasionally.”
dogbit on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:50:40
“If you are determined to find it .. you will. The appalling machinations of Prof Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC were ample example. That was a contortion of logic and a blatant attempt to intimidate. The cry "racism" has no effect anymore. It's lost any impact. Now we have "white privilege and it is losing impact even faster. I worked very hard to insure my children were privileged.... by virtue of their achievements. They associate with those who are seeking privilege. If there was lack of diversity in the student paper, join the staff. That would have been a meaningful act. Our President did it... he became the editor of Harvard Law Review.”
“"It doesn’t faze me, it doesn’t faze the God I serve."
Of course it doesn't. You cannot faze what doesn't exist outside of the minds of followers.”
Trekkinbob on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:08:17
“Amazing the number of people here who would jamb their delusion down your throat in the hopes you'll be punished for not accepting it.”
thequalityguy on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:06:14
“You will be sorry.”
masontn on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:02:10
“And a time might just come when you get a chance to explain that remark . Just remember funny man, if I am wrong there is no big deal. But if YOU are wrong. Well you know. You will have an eternity to regret it. Happy dreams”
Scentamental on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:01:47
“Spiritual sight is a skill and a blessing. If you don't have it, try praying for it and you will see some of it and begin to understand. If you don't want it, it's your loss, it doesn't faze us. Sorry you are so proud of missing out.”
“So you write proving that you have limited understanding of fifth grade level writing (dumbed down just for you), then when I point that out...you double down.
Find a kid to explain to you the part in the article where the author says they were displaying their guns (what I pointed out to you was that the author of the article did).
I said IF I saw it (is 'IF' beyond your limited comprehension?). I have a right to take my business where I choose and I have a right to tell the manager why. If he wants to allow guns in his store...so be it, I won't go there.
By your logic, every place that posts a gun-free zone sign should be up to their eyeballs in shootings...that's obviously NOT the case.
If you were in my store carrying a gun and I called the police to get you to leave, they would not be laughing at me...they'd be removing you. Your '2nd amendment right' does NOT trump property rights. Try it...you'll see.
You are correct in one thing...I have no patience with fools who have to carry a gun to feel like a man.
I've been 65 years on this earth, I own guns, and have lived in high-crime areas (NYC). I have learned to stay away from high-crime areas. It's called being 'street smart'. In that time I've only been scared around yahoos like you.”
“Re-read the article. It was Tea Party inspired, and wasn't symbolic until they got sued.”
JSMIII on Dec 8, 2013 at 17:59:49
“And I would be just as against that if it is not just symbolic. I would not agree to force civilians in peacetime to be armed. I do not support even symbolic requirements to own firearms but I am equally, if not more against these stupid restrictions proposed upon firearms ownership. Especially when the government has been woefully inadequate in enforcing the rules already in place. ”
“Sorry, Greg...in this particular case, I guess I am an (not THE...I don't claim that) arbiter of intelligence.
I did NOT make any claim that ANY policy was communist...re-read my post.
What I did do was point out that the very people who claim that passing a law that forces people to buy health insurance is communist and infringing on individual rights passed a law forcing people to buy a gun.
Sorry if that's too much for you. Perhaps you can find a third-grader to help you out.”
GregCampNC on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:12:24
“Typical gun control advocate--elitist, smug, and dismissive. You used the term, communist, to refer to policies that force citizens to do something. I said that an rule requiring gun ownership is no worse than a rule banning gun ownership. Both have been tried. Both are silly.
But I'm sure it makes you feel better to think yourself smarter than everyone else.”
“Well, you obviously either didn't read the entire article or you didn't understand it.
It clearly states that it wasn't until AFTER the town was sued that the law was declared 'symbolic'. Here, I'll help you out:
"After the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence sued the town in support of Lamar Kellett, the law's most vocal critic, the council agreed in late August to revise the measure to make clear that gun ownership is a choice and that a requirement could not be enforced."
Key word here, for folks who either don't bother to read or just can't comprehend, is AFTER.”
Akula765 on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:02:52
“Because the article couldn't possibly be editorialized right?
No one ever attempted to enforce the law, either before or after litigation.”
“"the town should have a law requiring everyone to own a gun".
Wait...what? It's communist and infringing on individual rights to 'force' people to get health insurance...but not to 'force' them to own a gun?”
JSMIII on Dec 8, 2013 at 16:19:59
“This was a symbolic gesture and, while I strongly support the Second Amendment, I agree the law is totally wrong. No one, in peacetime, should be required to own a firearm. It is an awesome responsibility that needs to be shouldered voluntarily.”
devildog09 on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:02:35
“Kennesaw GA was the first town to pass a "mandatory gun" law, many years ago. Even though the law specifically exempted anyone who chose not to own one for any reason (making it purely symbolic), the ACLU swooped in to sue them. Funny, but it dien't bother the ACLU at all when various cities were banning guns.”
GregCampNC on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:42:58
“No more so than laws banning ownership of guns.”
Cognitive Dissident on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:42:55
“This goes back 400 years in America. Before we had paid police and/or military the various governments often forced individuals under penalty of law to own firearms for mutual self defense. Not a new idea at all.”
Akula765 on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:40:02
“The town that did this did it as a symbolic gesture and did not enforce it.