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HGTV Drops Benham Brothers' 'Flip It Forward' After Anti-Gay Views Are Unearthed

HGTV Drops Benham Brothers' 'Flip It Forward' After Anti-Gay Views Are Unearthed

Commented May 8, 2014 at 14:24:58 in Gay Voices

“This isn't a free speech issue. This is a capitalism issue. The first amendment protects citizens against GOVERNMENT limits on speech, but it doesn't protect individuals from the free market making judgments about how to operate a business. These guys do not have a constitutional right to have a nationwide cable TV show, and HGTV has np obligation to provide them with one. Fact is, their views would have cost HGTV money, and HGTV is responding accordingly. Its as simple as that.”
Enter Into The World Of An Open Relationship With These Intimate, NSFW Portraits

Enter Into The World Of An Open Relationship With These Intimate, NSFW Portraits

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 17:04:37 in Arts

“Good for you. Not only can you be "Freedoms (sic) Sentry" but you can be the "Artistic Sentry" too. It may not be how the world is, but it must be comforting to think you live in a world where everything's so perfectly black and white.”

joe1964 on Apr 22, 2014 at 23:33:30

“Not art.”

GregCampNC on Apr 21, 2014 at 20:13:13

“How about you give us a definition of art?”
Nevada Rancher Warns Land Dispute With BLM 'Could Turn Into' Next Waco

Nevada Rancher Warns Land Dispute With BLM 'Could Turn Into' Next Waco

Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 12:27:41 in Crime

“There was a Civil War and the North won. Unless there's a 10th Amendment issue, when in conflict Federal law trumps State law. The Federal government clearly has the authority to manage Federal land, just like it manages every military base in America. The State of Nevada isn't even asserting jurisdiction over these Federal grazing lands. There is simply no States Rights issue here. These are Federal lands, being managed in trust for all of us by the BLM, and this guy hasn't paid his bills in over 20 years. Fact is, these grazing fees are ridiculously low to begin with.”
Dante Cunningham Arrested For 2nd Time In 3 Days

Dante Cunningham Arrested For 2nd Time In 3 Days

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 13:19:10 in Sports

“He sure looks guilty, but I'm not sure what his employer is supposed to do except presume him innocent until the legal process plays out. Their ONLY alternative is to suspend him with pay until there's proof he violated the "morals clause" of his contract.”

Siberian H on Apr 7, 2014 at 15:12:00

“It doesn't matter if he is guilty unless he is a scrub riding the bencg. As long as you are a starter that's all that matters.”
I Backed Oculus Rift On Kickstarter And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

I Backed Oculus Rift On Kickstarter And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 14:03:47 in Business

“Many here seem to fundamentally not understand why so many are angry with Oculus Rift and disgusted with Facebook. These folks are annoyed because the reality that now faces Oculus is exactly the opposite of the "vision" that was articulated to get people excited enough to contribute through Kickstarter in the first place. Two examples: No doubt that (1) Oculus will no longer be an open source platform and (2) Oculus will almost certainly operate through Facebook authentication and both developers and users will have to have accounts with and interact with the Facebook environment (and the inevitable collection and sale of meta-data) as part of using Oculus. This is the exact OPPOSITE of the vision that attracted Kickstarter contributors. Obviously the original contributors have no legal recourse, but their irritation is completely understandable.”
Creationists Demand Airtime On Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos'

Creationists Demand Airtime On Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos'

Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 13:11:36 in Science

“The reality/science-based community needs to stop using the language of belief regarding controversial scientific matters, e,g.,, "I believe in evolution," or, "I believe in climate change."

"Belief" is what the faith-based community does, it is NOT what good scientists do..

Evolution IS. Climate change IS. Both scientific controversies exist as OBSERVABLE, DEMONSTRABLE, AND SETTLED FACTS of the natural world. Like gravity, the speed of light, and the THEORY of relativity, these are facts of the world -- subject to ongoing and rigorous testing and possible future refinement, but facts nonetheless. "Belief" has nothing to do with it, and the language of advocates of science needs to consistently reflect that.

And advocates of Creationism really do need to learn the difference between the use of the word "Theory" in science, vs. its very different usage in common everyday language. Religious fundamentalists are deliberately conflating the two uses of the word "Theory" to sow uncertainty and confusion about the scientific community's certainty about evolution. This self-serving conflation of the scientific and common meanings of "Theory" exhibits either a profound ignorance of science and the scientific method, or intellectual dishonesty on a monumental scale. The Creationists need to decide which its going to be: Ignorant, Dishonest, or Both.

Language matters.”

Parker95 on Mar 28, 2014 at 06:40:45

“Great post Kirk.”

JShankel on Mar 27, 2014 at 01:15:55

“They don't use the word "belief."”
Obama On 'Dad Jeans' Incident: I've Been Unfairly Maligned

Obama On 'Dad Jeans' Incident: I've Been Unfairly Maligned

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 20:16:35 in Style

“If Obama came out in support of oxygen, the GOP would suffocate itself.”

MScout Johnson on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:24:20

“Hmmmm...”
LeBron James' Latest Decision: Signing Up As Obamacare Pitchman

LeBron James' Latest Decision: Signing Up As Obamacare Pitchman

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 12:57:08 in Politics

“Sad to see so many obstructionist Republicans (both paid and unpaid), rooting for America's failure to improve its healthcare system. And many of these implementation hiccups are a consequence of Republicans refusal to pass the kinds of routine "cleanup legislation" that is typical after ANY major new initiative is passed. To the GOP, remember, this was a REPUBLICAN initiative that you'd be supporting with all your might if a Republican was proposing it. In fact, if you're old enough to have been opposing "Hillarycare" back in the 1990's, you probably DID support Obamacare at that time, because it was the GOP alternative to the Democrats proposal. Makes your head spin, doesn't it?”
New Search Area May Be Opened In Indian Ocean For Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane, White House Says

New Search Area May Be Opened In Indian Ocean For Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane, White House Says

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 00:43:44 in World

“So sad and SO bizarre. Not seriously suggesting it, but I can't help myself from thinking that this sounds an awful lot like the pilot episode of "Lost."”

AtlantaBlue on Mar 14, 2014 at 03:19:17

“or the Twilight Zone where the plane goes back to the dinosaur days.”

BVictor1 on Mar 14, 2014 at 01:36:58

“A lot of people have been saying that.

I myself have thought the same thing.”
'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 12:39:07 in Religion

“Could be true that service in Laughlin sucks. I've never dined there before. But I doubt that it has anything to do with whether or not the labor is unionized, since most Vegas restaurant workers on the Strip are unionized too, and you acknowledge their service there is generally excellent. More likely its bad management at relatively few (no competition) locations.”
'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:40:27 in Religion

“Please explain to me, why are all these Sunday Christian consumers forcing all these other people to work on the Sabbath? Sounds like a stoning offense to me.”
'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:31:21 in Religion

“And forcing someone to work on the Sabbath is a stoning offense, I do believe.”
'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:29:38 in Religion

“First, Las Vegas is a city and not a state. Second, in my experience dining service in Las Vegas is generally outstanding. Third, where do y'all get this stuff?”

Happylib on Mar 11, 2014 at 18:11:01

“Oops. Thanks for the correct. I meant to say Laughlin in the union state of Nevada, and I started thinking about fun times in Vegas. :) I agree that Vegas has good service. Laughlin is a combo of union help who do not depend on tips and very little competition. That was my point. The service is over-the-top HORRIBLE there. I worked for tips and I made a killing because I knew where the butter for my bread was!!”
'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

'Sundays Are The Worst' Website Urges Christians To Tip Better

Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:14:59 in Religion

“Overgeneralize much?”
Wyoming Governor Takes Major Stand Against Modern Science

Wyoming Governor Takes Major Stand Against Modern Science

Commented Mar 9, 2014 at 13:28:49 in Green

“I think you need to have your sarcasm-detector re-calibrated. :-)”

wharrison on Mar 10, 2014 at 10:19:00

“You betcha! :-)”
Wyoming Governor Takes Major Stand Against Modern Science

Wyoming Governor Takes Major Stand Against Modern Science

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 13:51:38 in Green

“KNOWLEDGE???

We don't need you stinking "elitist, atheist, rich man's knowledge" around these parts.

Sincerely,

The State of Wyoming”

wharrison on Mar 8, 2014 at 14:02:43

“America doesn't need you.”
Ohio Early Voting Will No Longer Take Place On Sundays, Weekday Evenings

Ohio Early Voting Will No Longer Take Place On Sundays, Weekday Evenings

Commented Feb 26, 2014 at 16:17:30 in Politics

“We are witnessing the death throes of the Republican Party. Remember, demographics is destiny, and this country is turning bluer every day. Sad to say. but legendary economist Paul Samuelson was right: "Sometimes progress happens one funeral at a time."”
19-Year-Old Will Lose Virginity In Front Of A Gallery, Because Art (NSFW)

19-Year-Old Will Lose Virginity In Front Of A Gallery, Because Art (NSFW)

Commented Feb 14, 2014 at 16:12:50 in Arts

“And many/most of the artists you cite were reviled in their times as well. I think you are unintentionally making exactly the opposite of the point you intend.”
Jay Carney Says Obama Will 'Bypass Congress' In 2014

Jay Carney Says Obama Will 'Bypass Congress' In 2014

Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 13:15:08 in Politics

“If Obama came out in favor of oxygen, the GOP would suffocate itself.”

pattio66 on Jan 26, 2014 at 13:18:01

“And all of us in the process.”
Fort Lee Mayor 'Concerned That There's More' To Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

Fort Lee Mayor 'Concerned That There's More' To Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 22:31:32 in Politics

“"That's a nice town you've got there Mayor.
It'd be a shame if something happened to it."

-- Governor Soprano”

mld1983 on Jan 10, 2014 at 13:25:34

“Haha. "Grab da cannoli."”
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich Responds To Chris Christie Bridge Controversy: 'Shame On You'

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich Responds To Chris Christie Bridge Controversy: 'Shame On You'

Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 19:20:53 in Politics

“Translation:

"That's a nice town you got there Mayor.
It'd be a shame if something happened to it."
---Governor Chris Christie”

2borknot2b on Jan 8, 2014 at 20:28:18

“Exactly. Replace Chris Christies name with any number of politicians.”

GypsyRose on Jan 8, 2014 at 19:33:52

“LOL! Perfect!”
Chris Christie Denies Knowledge Of Bridge Payback Scheme

Chris Christie Denies Knowledge Of Bridge Payback Scheme

Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 17:14:07 in Politics

“Christie says, "this is not representative of my Administration." Really? It seems, at minimum, that senior aides at both the Port Authority and Christie's inner circle were in on this. That seems the very definition of "representative of your Administration." There's probably not a paper trail tying him to the conversations he certainly had with his Deputy Chief of Staff, but I wonder how much she's willing to twist in the wind on his behalf? Looks like he's throwing her under the bus at lightning speed.

Will she lawyer up and try to weather the storm, ala Scooter Libby? Or will she tell the truth and cut a deal with legislators and/or prosecutors in exchange for immunity? The coming weeks should be very interesting for the State of New Jersey and Governor Soprano.”
This Is What San Francisco Could Look Like In 2033

This Is What San Francisco Could Look Like In 2033

Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 17:43:17 in Business

“True. Bay area would have been a better description, with SF being the high rent district.”
This Is What San Francisco Could Look Like In 2033

This Is What San Francisco Could Look Like In 2033

Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 14:15:05 in Business

“Sorry to disappoint you (and sadly, I am sure it IS a disappointment), but unlike most states, California is facing a significant budget surplus this year. In addition, I wish all those Red States could send a thank you note or something for how California has been subsidizing their economic "Race to the Bottom" for years. After all, California has been a net exporter of federal tax dollars for decades, while most of the Red States have been more than happy to import those federal dollars to help prop up their low-wage economies.

And I'm sure that SF future is indeed grim, with economic dinosaurs like Google, Apple, Oracle, Hitachi, Intel, National Semiconductor, Chevron, Pixar, Dreamworks, LucasFilm, PayPal, Visa, Wells Fargo, eBay, Yahoo!, Facebook, Linkedin, Gap, Gymboree, Levis, Macys, Pottery Barn, Safeway, Adobe, Intuit, McAfee, Cisco, Symantec, etc.

If you'd like me to list a few dozen more major employers, please just let me know. Trust me, SF is doing just fine, even if they do have to accomplish it without you wishing it well.”

Patient Zero on Jan 1, 2014 at 15:21:00

“Those businesses are in the SF Bay Area, not necessarily in SF proper, but yes. SF itself is doing so well, that you really can't even live in it now unless you're very well off.”
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