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Phyllis Schlafly: Latinos Don't Get Bill Of Rights, Have Too Many Kids

Phyllis Schlafly: Latinos Don't Get Bill Of Rights, Have Too Many Kids

Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 00:32:46 in Latino Voices

“Not too bright a bulb, this one. I'm beginning to think that the GOP believes that the Latino voting block and the female voting block are far smaller than they actually are. They certainly are doing their best to make sure they alienate them.”
Roderick Arrington, Las Vegas Boy, Allegedly Beaten To Death After Lying About Bible, Homework (VIDEO)

Roderick Arrington, Las Vegas Boy, Allegedly Beaten To Death After Lying About Bible, Homework (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 17:21:16 in Crime

“and they called a pastor? My guess is that they over did the techniques they learned from said pastor.”
Jan Brewer Disappears On Secretive Weeklong Out-Of-State Work Trip [UPDATE]

Jan Brewer Disappears On Secretive Weeklong Out-Of-State Work Trip [UPDATE]

Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 10:56:48 in Politics

“I recall that's what Mark Sanford used as an excuse when he "disappeared" for a week....”
Obama On Filibuster Reform: White House Embraces Harry Reid's Rule Changes

Obama On Filibuster Reform: White House Embraces Harry Reid's Rule Changes

Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 22:35:19 in Politics

“You must live under a rock. They did win a solid majority in the last election. Another sore loser heard from. Where was you're lame blathering when the Republicans changed the rules? Hahahahahahahaha!”
Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu Elected To Congress, Will Swear In On Bhagavad Gita, Sacred Hindu Text

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu Elected To Congress, Will Swear In On Bhagavad Gita, Sacred Hindu Text

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 15:17:30 in Religion

“Can't say as I disagree. the First Amendment, which gives everyone the right to worship whomever or whatever they want to worship, or not at all, flies in the face of the first few of the 10 Commandments. They had every opportunity to make it a reflection, yet chose not to. I would suggest a remedial course in history from real historians rather David "The Fake" Barton.”
Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General, Threatens To Arrest International Elections Observers [CORRECTED]

Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General, Threatens To Arrest International Elections Observers [CORRECTED]

Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 19:03:19 in Politics

“You need a dictionary to learn the difference between overseeing and observing. A lesson in geo-political history wouldn't hurt either.”
Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General, Threatens To Arrest International Elections Observers [CORRECTED]

Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General, Threatens To Arrest International Elections Observers [CORRECTED]

Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 19:01:45 in Politics

“Kyle, though I disagree with your stance regarding the UN, I agree with your stance on electronic voting machines.”
Medicare Fraud: 91 People, Including Doctors And Nurses, Charged In False Billing Scheme

Medicare Fraud: 91 People, Including Doctors And Nurses, Charged In False Billing Scheme

Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 10:33:46 in Money

“Can you source this?”

J7I7M7 on Oct 5, 2012 at 10:44:30

“I posted a link, we'll see if HP lets it go.”
Paul Ryan: 30 Percent 'Want Welfare State,' 70 Percent 'Want The American Dream' (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan: 30 Percent 'Want Welfare State,' 70 Percent 'Want The American Dream' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 09:15:38 in Politics

“Redistribution of wealth has been a conservative practice for thirty years: to corporations via subsidies and tax breaks to the wealthy. So apparently they believe in it too. And wanting a welfare state doesn't mean the same as living in one. Only fools think that. I don't know any unemployed people who wouldn't rather be working, but are grateful for the "welfare" state, a state that, oh gosh, to quote the Constitution, looks out for the "general welfare" of it's people. I see that second class dictionary also included social justice in that definition. I found that idea in the Preamble of the Constitution. As for government provided healthcare, any insurance salesman knows that the bigger the risk pool, the cheaper the coverage. Hence the insurers oppose it in only one industrialized country on the planet. More conservatism. Look up cognitive conservatism next.”
Paul Ryan: 30 Percent 'Want Welfare State,' 70 Percent 'Want The American Dream' (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan: 30 Percent 'Want Welfare State,' 70 Percent 'Want The American Dream' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 09:07:29 in Politics

“On a state by state basis though, the numbers are not as high as Ryan claims. This (http://tinyurl.com/3oopg8h) is just one article on that reality. (Another: http://tinyurl.com/czj74h9)

Given the urban/rural population numbers, perhaps Ryan is statistically correct. However, population movements over the last decade favor the south over the north, and the unemployment numbers are state by state would confirm that the southern states, or red states actually, are trending more towards welfare states than not.”
Charles Negy, Professor, Says Students Showed 'Religious Arrogance And Bigotry' In A Letter Later Posted On Reddit

Charles Negy, Professor, Says Students Showed 'Religious Arrogance And Bigotry' In A Letter Later Posted On Reddit

Commented Aug 19, 2012 at 16:37:31 in College

“Not shocked at all by this typical behavior of Christians. They are seared and narrow minded and prouldy claim being so by this very action, despite the most important message of their contradictory and inaccurate guide book.”
Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

Commented Jun 2, 2012 at 10:08:08 in Religion

“my first comment was supposed to go to Kaila, who certainly would not make a very good journalist. But I can't seem to delete it....”
Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

Commented Jun 2, 2012 at 10:05:54 in Religion

“I think you need to re-read the post...”
Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

Commented Jun 2, 2012 at 10:02:41 in Religion

“That's because tea partiers don't have a consistent unifying philosophy for their astro turf politics. Nice post. And these days, the local church is as much a terrorist breeding ground as any mosque.”

Sister Lauren on Jun 4, 2012 at 17:02:35

“The Tea Party started out as the Ron Paul Revolution and then was taken over by big money. It was grass roots to start with and some of it still is. I know the history of it because the Tea Party was my idea.

The consistent unifying philosophy to start with was to end the drug war and wars in the middle east. Naturally after it was lead by FOXN it had a very different set of goals, so you are right, they don't have a unifying theory, it is more like a tug of war.”
DOMA Unconstitutional Ruling: Liberal Religious Groups Hail Move, Conservatives Condemn

DOMA Unconstitutional Ruling: Liberal Religious Groups Hail Move, Conservatives Condemn

Commented Jun 2, 2012 at 10:00:21 in Religion

“But cons go running off looking for federal oversight when it doesn't go their way, despite the rhetoric of "states rights."”

American in Taipei on Jun 2, 2012 at 15:36:24

“They're masters of doublespeak and cognitive dissonance. For example, the free market knows best! But let's make sure we keep subsidizing industries like petroleum and corn.”
DOMA Unconstitutional Ruling: Liberal Religious Groups Hail Move, Conservatives Condemn

DOMA Unconstitutional Ruling: Liberal Religious Groups Hail Move, Conservatives Condemn

Commented Jun 2, 2012 at 09:58:00 in Religion

“That's a poor way to make an argument from a guy who pretends to sound like he knows what he's talking about. I would also agree that Christianity is a disorder, at the very best a crutch for those with no inner strength. And I do know about it. Been there, done that, for over a decade. You can sound as intellectual as you like, but when you evade a straight question it only shows the rest of us that you are more facade than substance. Being able to spout cases means nothing.”

Lord Excelsior on Jun 2, 2012 at 13:25:50

“Spoken like a true bigot.

Most so-called Christians are totally ignorant of the whys behind their faith. Atheism is just the ultimate form of egotism.

And atheists rely on sex, drugs, and alcohol as their crutches. And when things get too much they commit suicide.

I'll take my drug.”
Nebraska Woman Offers Graphic Homophobic Rant During Lincoln's Anti-Discrimination Law Hearings (VIDEO)

Nebraska Woman Offers Graphic Homophobic Rant During Lincoln's Anti-Discrimination Law Hearings (VIDEO)

Commented May 13, 2012 at 13:59:53 in Gay Voices

“Wow. I am amazed at the level of ignorance. I also love the guy behind her. It's so absurd, it's funny. Then maddening.”
Fire Starter Network (LIVE BLOG)

Fire Starter Network (LIVE BLOG)

Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 12:07:17 in Healthy Living

“It is time to take the nonprofit I help direct to the next level.”
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K-E Diet: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 08:22:41 in Healthy Living

“Those are only good for those in relatively decent shape to begin with, except for the yoga but only if the teacher knows their stuff. Try approaching it from the 45+ age group with the spare tire, and don't kill any of them. Especially when taking their vitals and diet history first.”
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K-E Diet: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 08:19:59 in Healthy Living

“Your "before" isn't bad. Kudos on taking care of yourself. It's harder as you get older, and if the tire that develops seems hard to get rid of, wheat is your problem.”
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K-E Diet: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 08:16:59 in Healthy Living

“Quit eating wheat products and get the same results. It amazes me what people will do to themselves for their vanity when the answer is right under their nose. Wheat bread will raise your blood sugar, and the insulin/fat storage cycle and subsequent crash in blood sugar gotta eat again cycle worse than a candy bar will. Since I dropped wheat, I have less pain in my joints, less bloating, less fatigue, and a slight weight loss and it's been only a week.”

Guitarpah on Apr 19, 2012 at 13:24:47

“I'm glad dropping wheat worked for you, but it doesn't work for everyone. Lot's of people eat wheat their whole life and live long, happy, and healthy lives. I, for example, process gluten very well, and find that whole grains are an economical way to keep my belly full.

It is irresponsible to start proclaiming that this food or that food causes all of our dietary woes; this is, after all, what lead us to eat tons of refined carbs instead of whole foods like butter, quality meat and good cheese. Wheat has been considered a real, nutritious and valuable foodstuff for the last 11,000 years, probably longer. Do you really think that ancient wheat-eaters who encountered non-wheat-eaters wouldn't have noticed their superior health? With out a significant amount of non-anecdotal evidence for your claim, I'll keep eating whole grain bread.”

JustMyOpin on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:43:55

“I quit drinking soda and got the same results. :)”
Rick Santorum: Equality Comes From 'God Of Abraham, Isaac And Jacob,' Not Islam

Rick Santorum: Equality Comes From 'God Of Abraham, Isaac And Jacob,' Not Islam

Commented Jan 22, 2012 at 09:22:47 in Politics

“Where does one start?

"Where do you think this concept of equality comes from?"... It doesn't come from Islam. It doesn't come from the East and Eastern religions, where does it come from? It comes from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that's where it comes from."

Santorum went on to suggest that people who don't live according to what he termed "God's law" can't claim "equality."

So let's indeed look at the equality of the God of Abraham. Let's in fact, speed forward to the "His" New Testament. What does the New Testament say? Women should be silent in Church. They are to learn from their husbands at home. Hmmm. Nor are those women allowed to have authority over men. SUH-NAP! We'll stay away from children, slaves, (if you can gain your freedom, good on ya.), gays (actually the New Testament is quieter than the Old in this regard), and those of different spiritual beliefs.

Now onto the last phrase. What a dumb statement. It is precisely the fact that the monotheistic being of three major religions is so unequal that many choose not to believe that myth. Buddhism has practices around developing equanimity, which the "believers" of scriptures of the three monotheistic religions cannot claim.

To quote their own errant, man written Scripture, which at least got this point correct: "Out of the ignorant,empty overflow of their hearts and minds their mouth speaks." - Amplified Amonotheist Bible.”
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Tim Scott: Christians Are 'Greatest Minority Under Assault Today'

Commented Jan 16, 2012 at 20:32:08 in Politics

“Stupid is as stupid says.”
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Pat Robertson: God Told Me Who The Next President Will Be (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 4, 2012 at 17:14:49 in Politics

“Let's see: 46.5% completion average. Six interception, 7 fumbles, 12 touchdowns, 6.78 average yards per pass. Rating of 72.9. Those are his season numbers. His KC game numbers were far worse. Buffalo not as bad as KC, but bad. Tebow is in the league of Cleveland's Colt McCoy. The Bengal's Dalton was better than the much hyped one. He may turn into a good player though.”
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