“Didn't he give an aunt, the same treatment a few years ago? She was also allowed to stay here.”
nasknit on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:10:20
“Yes, and she was living in subsidized housing both before and after being ordered to leave the country. See if you can find her comments in the Boston Globe, on her sentiments concerning American "generosity". Should be Required reading for progressives.”
“So...if my total out of pocket, including premium and deductable are like six grand per year... I would have to go to my doctor one or two times a week, JUST to break even!! Wow!”
itgravybaby on Dec 6, 2013 at 03:08:36
“Hey, He it's just an act, it doesn't really work.”
clarktruckofcal on Dec 6, 2013 at 02:42:17
“Isn't socialism great!!!”
sensiblethoughts4u on Dec 6, 2013 at 02:30:50
“YOU must not have any insurance already or you'd know that insurance rates have BEEN going through the roof for the last two DECADES and this is WHY THE PRESIDENT is trying to FIX it! YOU can forget about trying to get your money's worth out of it. With the GRRRREEEDDDDDD that's running rampant from the top in this country, we will never get our worth out of anything ever again until we rein it in!”
“No, I've never used Angie's List or Yelp or any of those. (OK, I admit, those were the only two I could name. And only because you gave me Angie's List!) I decide where to shop by going through the door. If I like it, I go back. If not, I don't. Kinda' simple, but that method has been working for me, just fine.
How would I know if a stranger's tastes matched mine? They might think a place has nasty food, or ugly clothes but it might be to my liking.
I don't let others decide for me, unless I know we already have similar tastes. For instance, if a new pizza place opens up and two of my friends said that they tried it and it and enjoyed the food, I might go. But if I don't like pizza to begin with, then no amount of their praise is going to get me to eat there. If a relative, who wears hawaiian shirts all the time, says there is a great clothing store around the corner from me, but all I wear is Harley-Davidson T-shirts, I'm probably not going to find something suitable to my liking. It does not give me a reason to like the pizza eaters or the hawaiian shirt people any less. I look for the commonality. Maybe we are all passionate about Dungeons and Dragons! LOL”
“Anything is possible. I guess I didn't get that they took it back to the store. I imagined that she would have checkied it PRIOR to leaving. If nothing else, to make sure she had the right cake. My assumption, based on the lettering, was just that it was not done by someone who has ever done that work before. (Like the person who sweeps the floors, or a fourth grader...But not the bakery owner.)”
“The place would not be in business if they normally turned out this type of work. And by "good deed", I meant it in a general sense. The good deed here, would have been to refund the customer's money and still give her the cake that she asked for. Penance would have been paid for the misdeed, if that had been the scenario.
If this guy has the best cakes in town, let THAT be known. Every gay/lesbian couple should get cakes there. Inundate the place with orders!
Alienating someone over differences, reinforces the differences. Highlighting the commonalities (In this case, love of a great cake.) brings people closer. Hard to make an enemy out of someone you actually LIKE. Take the higher road, make the enemy your friend. (Besides, it's easier to keep an eye on them, when they are close. *wink*
If all Gays/Lesbians were to "avoid" this bakery, how would anyone else know if they changed their mindset, fired or re-educated that employee-maybe the floor sweeper had been hitting the sauce that day and wrote it, or whatever?)
My choice is still to create change through good.”
“"others should be let known what bakeries to avoid" I'm not going to avoid any business, just because they offended someone else. If I don't like it, I don't shop there. Simple. Reasons to avoid a bakery would have to fall under health concerns, like roaches, for me. Boycotting a business, to get back at an owner, puts all of the employees out of work. Maybe they didn't do anything wrong. Do they deserve to lose their job, lose their home, their car, etc.?
While one political group is boycotting something, the other is often throwing more business their way anyway.
The question remains, was change brought about? Has anyone changed their ways? Guerrilla warfare is used by crazy dictators. I look for commonality, not differences.”
ultrawiz on Nov 26, 2013 at 16:14:59
“Simple question: How do you know which shops you don't like? If you use Angie's List or any other like it, you are making a decision based on anothers opinion. You read restaurant or movie reviews? Exactly the same thing. You make decisions daily based on other people's opinions.”
“No. It is because I recognize that the person who offended me, knowingly or not, is still a human being with feelings of his or her own and I choose NOT to trounce on their feelings. I am not going to bring them down to my level of hurt. It will not prove anything. It makes me no better than them. Now there are two people hurt and no issue solved.
Bring them up, not tear them down. It is just my approach.”
“Gay/Lesbian/Straight, Black/White/Asian, Male/Famale, Jew/Christian/Muslim, Old/Young, Disabled/Abled, Attractive/Ugly, Republican/Democrat...We are all aware that discrimination happens. It can happen to ANY of us for ANY reason.
Emphasizing the negative (the writing on the cake/the hurt feelings, in this case) and not the positive (the "making it right" part) does nothing to stop discrimination. There was a time when, instead of making an issue of the hurt, the discriminated against, would rise above it; say to the world, "You can't hurt me with your words. I'm better than that!"
Today, it's all, "Hurt them back", "Boycott this place", or whatever. It changes little or nothing. It's like instigating a riot, sure you can do it, but is it a good thing? Why can't we bring change by using POSITIVE methods?
I really feel that when harping on the NEGATIVE side, it ultimately brings a negative cast to the cause (any cause), even if the change would have been positive.
Can't anyone cause a positive change, taking the high road, any more?
We all have different life experiences, that give us different convictions. We will never ALL agree on ANYTHING. But shaming a person because of a belief will not change the belief, it will strengthen it. By trying a positive method, you might make them question their belief...or not. But it can't be forced. Think Hitler, Saddam, Bin Laden, Khaddafi, Kim Jong Il...”
“I have tried melatonin. Gave me FREAKY dreams! Might try the juice. I wonder if it has the same side affects as eating cherries. :-O”
Milena Koncar on Nov 14, 2013 at 02:31:52
“by taking the melatonin from a NATURAL SOURCE like these special cherries, will NOT give you freaky dreams! cause its natural and the body knows how to recognize it. try the juice from BestDetoxEver.com they have the best quality, ORGANIC and NON-GMO. go to PRODUCTS and search for APOTHE CHERRY JUICE. they will ship it to your door. its how i do it. and they have a $50 gift card for 1st time buyers which is great! towards any products! I LOVE THOSE PRODUCTS! and they have so much info to read and learn!! and videos too!!”
“OMG! One white person CAN dance! We found her! :-) Seriously, all the best in your recovery, Dr. C.!!”
Iammadashell on Nov 8, 2013 at 01:27:50
“Hell a operating room full of white women making some serious moves and the doctor was leading the whole bunch, I'm moving the San Francisco from what I'm seeing those women like to party,three cheers for obama care, hahhahahahah.”
“Looking at the picture of the little boy, hugging the Pope, it appears that the children were up front, on the stairs, but look how far back the rest of the crowd seems to be.
Security would have been really tight, so the boy wasn't likely to be able to wander from where he was.
If the Pope says it's OK, then it's OK. So, who's to argue? It's his event and he's running the show.”
“I have the option of riding a bike or taking public transportation, if I don't want to pay car ins. There is no penalty for not having it. BUT I am now going to be REQUIRED to carry health insurance, whether I choose to go to the doctor for every little thing or not. The penalty for not having health insurance, is a tax, collected by the IRS.
I have chosen to just pay the tax and continue to pay my medical bills out of pocket. It is cheaper for me, since I don't go to the doctor for anything but my yearly check up.”
PhillyNews on Oct 22, 2013 at 13:39:38
“You shouldn't have to pay a tax for you being an outstanding independent citizen paying out of pocket. But that is not enough. You must help pay for others as well.”
CheriMD on Oct 22, 2013 at 05:03:10
“Yup but if you decide to use a bike or public transportation I don't have to pay for you, but please be careful on the bike because if AOLreader77 runs into you with his no insurance self I can't be sure you can pay your medical bills and I have my own bills to pay”
garynofishing on Oct 22, 2013 at 03:22:36
“Fine---but if you don't have health insurance and don't have the money to pay for your hospital bills, you stay out of the Emergency room if you have a heart attack or some other personal medical emergency cuz WE are sick of paying those bills”
“She's WHITE??? Holy poop on a cracker, Batman! They used to play the "Royals" song on my favorite station. Glad they took it off, since it is a ROCK station. Probably a good song, if you enjoy that genre.”
“I understood that part too. I think most of them did a really great job of holding the same pose as the female models. I laughed when I saw those feet stuffed into little, tiny, red shoes. LOL The way they pose sexy women to sell things, is downright silly! It says nothing about the product. (It's not like the "babe" even comes with the bike.) The employees probably have a good sense of humor, to do this. It's the kind of store that I would want to shop in. (Assuming you could pry me off my Harleys and get me on a Ducati, that is. Hehe)”