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Rick Santorum: Nelson Mandela Fought 'Great Injustice,' Just Like Republicans Are Battling Obamacare

Rick Santorum: Nelson Mandela Fought 'Great Injustice,' Just Like Republicans Are Battling Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 14:04:43 in Politics

“It's amazing how so few know what true injustices are. It's rather deplorable of Rick to do something like this - but ... his party of choice is used to this level.”
Walmart's Black Friday Going About As Badly As You'd Expect

Walmart's Black Friday Going About As Badly As You'd Expect

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:55:59 in Business

“- Kept under 30 hours to prevent benefits from kicking in.
- Told that they will work after Thanksgiving or lose their job.
- Encouraged to apply for food stamps.
- Not allowed to unionize.
- Wages kept low while higher echelon folks wages keep increasing.

Maybe someone can help me understand ... where is the incentive to deal with this kind of mayhem?”
Lady Gaga Defends Katy Perry After Controversial AMA Performance

Lady Gaga Defends Katy Perry After Controversial AMA Performance

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 15:40:53 in Entertainment

“Singers, artists, actors routinely cross racial lines ... and it's incredibly likely that someone in the affected racial group will be offended. It's all just a matter of degree and extent the offense happens.

While there was likely no ill-facing intent behind the depiction, if it's insensitive to someone - then maybe we should be listening to the reasons of why. Whether it's a mascot, the use of a word or how someone is dressed.

We need more respect in the world, not less.”

chuckereeno on Nov 29, 2013 at 22:57:07

“I've listened to the reasons that some are offended. They don't make any sense.”
Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 15:33:03 in Travel

“Energy exertions of such magnitude are completely wasted. If she's not understanding flight travel, then it's not the airline's fault that delays happen. It's part of the traveling process and if you're cutting it this close to your connections then it's hard to have sympathy here.

While well intended in his approach - it too was a wasted expulsion of energy. It only fueled things more - ramping it up ... and while all they wanted was the woman to calm down ... it was very apparent the woman was not going to.

It didn't need to happen - but this is why folks have short lives, heart attacks and other health issues.

Chill folks - we'll eventually get there together.”
Texas Board Of Ed Votes To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Texas Board Of Ed Votes To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 10:18:50 in Politics

“Folks still complaining how our students are falling behind other nations when it comes to education ... really needn't look further beyond our own "standards" that we're doing here.”
Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week

Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 18:39:33 in Politics

“Harry - it doesn't mean anything until you actually carry through with the threat.”
Teen Thrown In Violent New York Jail For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted

Teen Thrown In Violent New York Jail For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 18:38:15 in New York

“For those that are unaware, the criminal justice system is broken ... has been broken ... and will remain broken until folks start waking up to the reality that there's more problems than the events surrounding the incident itself.

Maybe it's time to start looking at the problem than attempting to sweep it under the rug like it doesn't exist ...”
Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 11:24:32 in Politics

“Think of it: if the filibuster provision was removed - it would force both parties to do something they have been unable to do: communicate and work to solve problems.”
Liz Cheney's 'Traditional Marriage' Stance Threatens To Ruin Christmas (UPDATE)

Liz Cheney's 'Traditional Marriage' Stance Threatens To Ruin Christmas (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 00:52:32 in Politics

“So Liz supported gay marriage before she was against it?

This couldn't be a family matter because it's a national discussion. You're either for it - or against it. I do find it troubling for Liz to be compassionate for her sister's family ... only then to come out adamantly against it.

I'm just waiting for the folks at Faux to start saying that this ruins Christmas - and somehow gay people are responsible for Dick's family disagreement.”

Cehemise on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:19:52

“Yes, it would seem so. I liked the last paragraph very much. Fanned to you.”
Republican-Aligned Outside Groups Spending Much Less Ahead Of 2014 Elections

Republican-Aligned Outside Groups Spending Much Less Ahead Of 2014 Elections

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 00:02:04 in Politics

“Consider the deeper message: even businesses don't think the R's are worth investing in.

So they've alienated themselves from women, minorities, sexual equality folks, the military, and now businesses?

Maybe they need to focus more on representing real live people rather than courting businesses and seeking the "easy win" through money and special interests.”

Natalie Reagan on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:46:42

“They hurt their cred with the business crowd when they threatened to send the US into default. What the GOP failed to realize is that it's not tax cuts business people want, it's money.”

MED1025 on Nov 19, 2013 at 02:02:03

“They are more pragmatic than that. They went out to buy a congress and all they got were lousy campaign ads.”
Walmart Store Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive For Its Own Workers

Walmart Store Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive For Its Own Workers

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 23:07:27 in Business

“We once cared about the jobs we take because the business, agency or whatever cared enough about their workers to ensure that they were taken care of. When the likes of WalMart and other companies decide to treat employees like inventory ... then it shouldn't come as any surprise that WalMart workers are generally unhappy with their job.

Yes - it's a job. Yes folks go there by choice ... except it's not really a choice is it? Not when we have families struggling to get a job - any job - so that they don't have to be on the public dole. Not when we have the likes of Scott in Wisconsin stripping worker's rights. Not when the Supremes constantly rewarding big business by making it easier to use and abuse the workers companies employ.

R's are ensuring that we become a Darwinist society - survival of the fittest ... and they do so with a bible in one hand and a gun in the other.

Something is inherently wrong with that.”

Karelh on Nov 18, 2013 at 23:20:21

“Amen!”
Clouds Float Front & Center In Climate Change Narrative (VIDEO)

Clouds Float Front & Center In Climate Change Narrative (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 12:09:04 in Science

“Climate change deniers - take the following test:

1.) Do you have a lawn with grass?
2.) Do you water the lawn?
3.) Are you then not intervening in the natural progression of your lawn so that it can be lush and green?
4.) If you don't water the lawn, does it wither up and die? Why then do you insist on not letting nature progress naturally to determine whether your lawn lives or dies?
5.) If you answer Yes to #3, then why isn't it possible that man is affecting our own intervention in the natural progression of the earth? A seemingly larger lawn by which we have infected it in nearly every corner of the world.

If you're intervening in nature's progress on your yard - then you are no different than those that are adversely affecting the earth. You're affecting change - plain and simple.”

talljohn777 on Nov 18, 2013 at 13:10:22

“Oh my god... You are so on the mark it is incredible.... I have never understood it until now... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....”

Ortist on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:47:57

“Well said, spooner. WAY too logical for a lot of the deniers to grasp, but it's a nice analogy. May I quote you?”
Jon Stewart Marvels At Fox News' Medical 'A' Team: 'I'm Not A Doctor But These Doctors Seem Sort Of Crazy'

Jon Stewart Marvels At Fox News' Medical 'A' Team: 'I'm Not A Doctor But These Doctors Seem Sort Of Crazy'

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 02:13:26 in Comedy

“I know that today's R's want everyone to buy health insurance, but the idea of a single payer system was originally floated by the Nixon administration in the 70's.

But yes - the R's did a great job wrecking the ACA so that they could have someone to blame for it ...”

jnratliff on Nov 14, 2013 at 07:35:29

“Nixon was the first to conspire with Kaiser to get the system we have had up to now.”
Vicious Youth Hockey Stick Attack Will Make You Cringe (VIDEO)

Vicious Youth Hockey Stick Attack Will Make You Cringe (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 15:16:33 in Sports

“Just practicing for the big show ....

... *sighs* ... and that's the sad part ...”

BigbyWolf on Nov 13, 2013 at 16:06:06

“This doesn't happen in today's NHL.”
John Boehner: House GOP Still Figuring Out 'How We're Going To Move Ahead' On Immigration

John Boehner: House GOP Still Figuring Out 'How We're Going To Move Ahead' On Immigration

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 15:10:29 in Politics

“He had since June to read 1300 pages ... why the wait John?”

Leslie Avery on Nov 13, 2013 at 15:18:24

“It is well know that Republicans are against reading, as well as everything else in the world.”
Jon Stewart Marvels At Fox News' Medical 'A' Team: 'I'm Not A Doctor But These Doctors Seem Sort Of Crazy'

Jon Stewart Marvels At Fox News' Medical 'A' Team: 'I'm Not A Doctor But These Doctors Seem Sort Of Crazy'

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 11:54:20 in Comedy

“The R's wanted a single payer system back in the 70's .. the only difference is that they don't want Obama or the D's to gain from the idea.

Hence - they made the overly broken ACA, but it's a step towards a single payer system.

It's self-serving to be protecting your job and not protecting those that gave you your job to begin with ...”

jnratliff on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:10:35

“No republicans wanted to force everyone to buy health insurance. That is why we don't have single payer today. There are 161 very bad republican amendments included in ACA.”
Sarah Palin: Levi Johnston Is A 'Deadbeat Dad'

Sarah Palin: Levi Johnston Is A 'Deadbeat Dad'

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 01:06:08 in Politics

“Well - given that she quit her job ... I'd say that Levi probably fits right in.”

lovetolast on Nov 13, 2013 at 01:21:52

“I was just about to post the same thing about the deadbeat governor and her grandbaby daddy.”
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Says 'Gravity' Got Sandra Bullock's Underwear Wrong, But That's Okay

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Says 'Gravity' Got Sandra Bullock's Underwear Wrong, But That's Okay

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 10:07:38 in Entertainment

“Wait! This wasn't real and didn't happen? Thanks for spoiling it for everybody ... *pouts*

(with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy)”

george martini on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:49:44

“One more example of Obama's failed presidency.”
James Harden Flop: Rockets Star Fined For Flopping Against Clippers (VIDEO)

James Harden Flop: Rockets Star Fined For Flopping Against Clippers (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 09:26:55 in Sports

“Fines won't do anything. It's a sportsmanship issue and therefore needs to raise to the level of a flagrant foul. Suspensions should be carried out for flops to send a message that you're going to hurt the team as well as your pocketbook.”
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 09:23:39 in Black Voices

“I wonder if "statistical noise" also works when filing your taxes ...”
Jonathan Martin's Lawyer Details Alleged Bullying, Including Teammate's Comment About Sister

Jonathan Martin's Lawyer Details Alleged Bullying, Including Teammate's Comment About Sister

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 13:08:55 in Sports

“I agree - and he's saying it was a joke ... which ... has to be one of the worst jokes I can think of.  If Martin was doing this in return - then alright - let the boys sort it out ...  but I agree with your sentiment - if true, there's no place for it in football or anywhere else really.

I hope the facts come out - and can be verified as such since we have a classic case of "he said, she said" working here..”
Jonathan Martin's Lawyer Details Alleged Bullying, Including Teammate's Comment About Sister

Jonathan Martin's Lawyer Details Alleged Bullying, Including Teammate's Comment About Sister

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 20:29:59 in Sports

“Those defending the whole thing as "team building" ... is making overt sexual (threats) references to your sister acceptable by your measure?

If the answer is yes - have you been checked recently for possible lapses of judgment and insanity?”

ZackShorty on Nov 9, 2013 at 17:25:05

“When you start trashing a man's family, you have gone over the edge. I'm a Dolphin fan and a fan of Incognito, but if everything being reported is true, we can kick Incognito to the curb, regardless of how it hurts the team. He needs his day in court though.”
Government Shutdown's Impact Detailed In New Report

Government Shutdown's Impact Detailed In New Report

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 16:42:07 in Politics

“Boehner, the bill is ready for you ....

If they want to shut down government, then let them be the first ones to pay it back.”

Huffaboutthis on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:46:10

“pay the country back... about all of them are millionaires, providing corporate subsidies for billionaires... they can darn well pay it back to the country's coffers !”
10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 15:07:18 in Politics

“Wow - them's mighty fine blinders you're wearin' there kind sir....”
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