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Drew Peterson Sentenced: Ex-Cop Gets 38 Years In Kathleen Savio's 2004 Drowning Death

Drew Peterson Sentenced: Ex-Cop Gets 38 Years In Kathleen Savio's 2004 Drowning Death

Commented Feb 21, 2013 at 19:45:03 in Chicago

“That's defintely messed up. Anyone who murders shouldn't get back out of prison for anything. I don't care if they murder a drug addict or a head of state. When it's murder, they should go away for the rest of their lives. Provable self defense should be the only excuse that flies and only if they're defending themselves or another or invasion of home and family. When we stop valuing each human life as highly as another, we devalue ourselves.”

perrita on Feb 22, 2013 at 01:32:06

“Google Guy Turcotte. Stabbed his 5 and 3 year old son and daughter 45 times and only served 4 years!!! He is out now resuming his occupation as a doctor.”
Drew Peterson Sentenced: Ex-Cop Gets 38 Years In Kathleen Savio's 2004 Drowning Death

Drew Peterson Sentenced: Ex-Cop Gets 38 Years In Kathleen Savio's 2004 Drowning Death

Commented Feb 21, 2013 at 19:30:12 in Chicago

“I absolutely agree. He was far too jovial for a man who supposedly lost yet another wife to foul play. Strutting and smirking as if he were far too clever for the likes of the rest of the world. Even if he hated his wives, but was innocent, he wouldn't have cause to behave in such a way. Only someone who thought they'd outsmarted the system and society would behave like the arrogant peacock like he did and if he was innocent, there wouldn't have been a reason to act the fool in such a way. Only a guilty man would behave like that, especially one who thought he had an 'in' with the police enough to know everything they'd do and how to get around it. I'm glad the police force and investigative team managed to throw a few new tricks his way and stop him from doing this again to anyone else.”
Drew Peterson Sentenced: Ex-Cop Gets 38 Years In Kathleen Savio's 2004 Drowning Death

Drew Peterson Sentenced: Ex-Cop Gets 38 Years In Kathleen Savio's 2004 Drowning Death

Commented Feb 21, 2013 at 19:23:48 in Chicago

“I think what condemned him more than his being obnoxious and the fact that there was evidence to point to his involvement in more than one death of more than one wife was the fact that he smirked so often when being questioned about the deaths, even in front of the cameras. That's not merely obnoxious. It shows a total lack of concern for the deaths of women who were unfortunate enough to meet and marry him. If he loved them as marrying them would seem to indicate, why wasn't he heartbroken or concerned with justice? He was far too blase about the whole situation to have been innocent of any wrongdoing. 96 years isn't enough for such a crime, but it'll do. He'll never be able to physically touch another woman again and he'll have to live his life in fear that an inmate will want to pay him back for something along the way. Obnoxious doesn't really get away with as much in prison and usually gets you killed if you're not careful who you piss off. At the very least, I hope he lives to regret what he's done.”
Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 07:04:32 in Politics

“There were other stories that said that the 'hecklers said more than 'second amendment', which was basically what I was referring to. I apologize for not clarifying that in my diatribe.”
Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 09:56:23 in Politics

“I think banning assault weapons to be a better step. Not all guns and not all gun owners should be penalized or ridiculed, but reduce the availability of heavy duty weaponry that's only purpose is to kill many human beings in a short, easy amount of time. Handguns may be dangerous too, but most are harder to actually fire off as many rounds as quickly as say, an Uzi. I'd think that if we did that, then maybe the killings would drop a good bit and still let people continue to own most other guns for hunting and self defense. As for the criminals, yes, they have guns too, but once assault weapons are banned, their access wil go down and they can be arrested for just owning those things. Sooner or later, it will drop the number of killings without removing the rights of the rest of the country. It's not a perfect solution, but a baby step toward the ultimate goal is better than no step at all, or worse, several steps back. With this issue on the table, I imagine criminals are stockpiling now, as are others who are afraid of an impending ban. I don't see either one being willing to own them and not use them, so something should be done quick to prevent an even bigger stockpile from being made than already exists.”
Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 09:48:58 in Politics

“Me problem isn't with most gun owners, even if I don't agree with a lot of that stuff. What I'm appalled, sickened and horrified by is that ANYONE would be so cruel as to heckel a grieving father for any reason whatsoever. What have we been reduced to as human beings to do something like that, to trivialize a child's murder, to demean his parents and to put pieces of metal above the lives of others and to go so far as to add insult to literal injury. This kind of behavior is exactly why this world is so messed up, why we're going down further into the depths of depravity and cold-hearted selfishness. Whether you agree or disagree with gun control, attacking a parent who's lost their child to senseless violence is NEVER a reasonable option. I hope God/Karma or whatever kicks their butt for such a thing, I truly do.”

ewolf97770 on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:33:45

“That was not 'heckeling! Saying 'second amendment' is a right of speech! Just like the second amendment is a right to bear arms!”
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Photograph Of Little Boy Wearing Pink Shoes To Preschool Sparks Heated Blogosphere Debate

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 05:24:41 in Gay Voices

“It's the adults who have problems accepting people who don't conform to gender bias & stereotypes. The kids at school did nothing about the pink shoes being on a boy. The boy liked them because they were zebra stripes. The boy didn't see gender barriers. He spoke of ninjas & zebras. Why should anyone get upset because he did what any normal little boy does...express himself in his own unique way? Isn't the world going to kick him down soon enough? Shoudln't he be allowed to be free just a little while longer? I don't the shoes make the boy gay or not gay. I just think he likes zebras and wanted to wear something to reflect that. What's the big fuss about? Don't most little boys like ninjas? Does liking zebras make him gay? This is silly. He's a little boy. Just let him be himself and everyon else stop being so homophobic that they try to pigeon-hole a small child before he even knows anything about the world. Besides, even if he does some day come out as gay, what business is it of ours? Just leave him alone before someone says something to him that is damages him. It only takes one little crude or rude comment to screw a person up, so why risk being the one that does that? You don't know which one of your comments might get back to him in unknown ways. Think about it.”
George Will: 'Quite Literally, The Opposition To Gay Marriage Is Dying' (VIDEO)

George Will: 'Quite Literally, The Opposition To Gay Marriage Is Dying' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 01:12:03 in Media

“I love how well you said that. Beautiful piece of reasoning and wording and I think you're right. Love is always a better way and I hope the end of the fight isn't too far in the future.

Thank you. :)”
George Will: 'Quite Literally, The Opposition To Gay Marriage Is Dying' (VIDEO)

George Will: 'Quite Literally, The Opposition To Gay Marriage Is Dying' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 00:45:01 in Media

“Actually, that's quite funny.....LOL. Thanks. :)”
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 00:40:05 in Politics

“Not southern, not redneck, wasn't even born in the 60's. And your supposed rights would trample on the rights of women, so screw you buddy. Don't be mad at me that your dance card is empty. And the only reason I'd miss any point is if you weren't capable of articulating yourself well enough to be understood. LGBT people deserve their rights and them having rights have no impact on the lives of others. What you want to have happen would take away the rights of women, pervert, and no one is stupid enough to let you ogle them. Get a life.”
George Will: 'Quite Literally, The Opposition To Gay Marriage Is Dying' (VIDEO)

George Will: 'Quite Literally, The Opposition To Gay Marriage Is Dying' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 22:55:16 in Media

“I'm straight and I care because every person deserves the same rights as any other. They are rights,not privileges...rights should always be given to everyone, regardless of their orientation and all of that. I care and I speak up and I fight as much as I know how to make sure this happens because opposing it is a hateful act, IMHO, and it only breeds hate and makes life more difficult for those who are innocent and just want to be happy. The world is full enough of hate, I think it's time to get rid of it wherever possible. I get that you seem to be FOR it as well, so no worries. In essence, I think anytime you give rights to one side and not the other, you are singling the other side out to be ridiculed, harassed, harmed and sometimes destroyed. These people that don't have their rights...they are someone's child, someone's brother or sister or friend and I will never condone anything that makes them a target of hatred and discrimination. **Approve Gay Marriage** Peace.”
Ellen DeGeneres Ad: One Million Moms Angry Over JC Penney Christmas Commercial (VIDEO)

Ellen DeGeneres Ad: One Million Moms Angry Over JC Penney Christmas Commercial (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 21:17:50 in Gay Voices

“I'm a hetero mom and I think the "One Million Moms" need to shut up. I'm sick of biased behavior in what's supposed to be an enlightened and progressive country. Ellen did nothing wrong and neither did JCP. I'm still behind them, so to heck with the whiners who only want to see people like them on TV.”
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Josh Pacheco, Gay Michigan Teen, Committed Suicide After Intense Bullying, Say Parents

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 21:13:58 in Gay Voices

“My thoughts are evolved just as they should be. You, however, have a closed mind and think that if it didn't happen to you, it can't happen to anyone. And some people do drop out of school for various reasons, some of them legit. I didn't, but hey, I had a different life. Please open your mind and then comment. Otherwise, I'm done with you.”
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 21:11:30 in Politics

“It still doesn't make sense. I'm sorry, but if you expect to be able to use a woman's restroom or use a female locker room, you can forget it. It's not homosexuals doing that. It's the females who don't want pervy people leering at them. I'm hetero and I don't feel I've been slapped at all. I feel Homosexuals just want to have the same freedom. Disagree all you want, but your wish won't come true and lgbt will have equality sooner or later.”

sbm54pswf on Dec 8, 2012 at 08:09:46

“You sound like a southern redneck bigot back in the 60's declaring he didn't want an "n-word" in the same toilet and bathroom as him. The point you're missing is that if you're gonna allow the Supreme Court to declare what is ultimately fair for each individual, then heterosexual men should have the same rights that lesbian women do.”
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 18:17:39 in Politics

“Geez, you make absolutely no sense at all. What the heck are you spouting off about? Plz restate in a clearer manner so we English speakers can understand you. Thanks.”

sbm54pswf on Dec 7, 2012 at 19:04:27

“Go to WkiPedia, (before they become defunct), and look up Gender Segregation, Gender / Sexual Apartheid. Our society is structured to seperate men from women during various stages of their lives. My contention is that gays take advantage of this seperate structure of our society. And that they want to marry each other, is a slap in the face of the heterosexual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_segregation
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 18:16:01 in Politics

“The gov't needs to make it their business so they can tax us, but hey, if we could keep the gov't out without refusing rights to everyone else, I'd agree with you. Heck, I agree with your statement in general, so good point, friend.”
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 18:13:47 in Politics

“Well, I do disagree with you on that point and that churches should allow all couples to marry in spite convictions, but because I think there should be a separation of church and state, I guess it would be fair to not make it an issue for churches to refuse if they wish it. Sooner or later churches will have to come around anyway and many in already liberated states already have, so it probably wouldn't hurt to let churches refuse. I do think, however, that there needs to be a way for people to identify churches for and against for the good of the people who want to go to them and so that LGBT couples wishing to marry won't be made to feel bad if they ask a church that doesn't accept it. Maybe just a simple sign on the door...like a rainbow. Peace. :) ~~~~An LGBT Ally”
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 18:09:32 in Politics

“They should, but it's been beaten down before. I hope they get the hint that sooner or later, LGBT people will get equal rights and that delaying it is only costing this country more money and to look more foolish because we can't get our stuff striaghtened out. It needs to be a nationwide thing where it's allowed everywhere and I can't understand why it's not. "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" Three unalienable rights that we constantly violate as a nation. Let's just hope the judge on this has some sense and finally kills the DOMA and give all adult couples the right to marry if they want. BTW, well said, Bratcat. :)”
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 18:04:12 in Politics

“I agree. LGBT people should have the same rights and protections under the law as everyone else and they don't have that because a civil union isn't recognized under most insurance and tax laws, plus it makes inheritance rights a big issue when there are family members who didnt' approve of the union who come in after their family member died and try to take property and grandchildren away from the surviving partner. That's wrong and everyone deserves to enjoy the same level of rights under the law, as well as the same level of benefits. Face it,married couples do have it easier and the public doesn't condemn married straight couples, but setting LGBT people apart by calling theirs 'civil unions' makes them a target and inspires some to violate their civil rights. After all, if society thinks they're different, then different needs to be punished....isn't that the mentality of some? Making everything equal is the only way to show everyone that they are to be treated fairly like everyone else. Plus, it's no one else's business, really. Maybe I'd be offended by the straight couple next door wearing leather all of the time. That doesn't mean I have a right to tell them how to live since they're two consenting adults mindng their own business. We need to make it equal and then mind our own business...period.”
Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: Prop 8, DOMA To Receive Hearings

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 17:58:03 in Politics

“I agree on one part because then maybe there wouldn't be so many of them trying to inflict their views on us with nothing better to do than tell non-members how to live, but that would also turn some churches into megabusinesses and thereby give them more power to influence others. Maybe the taxes can be according to members of the church with the smaller ones paying less than the big ones. That way it'll keep them small as a general rule and reduce their power to blast the rest with viewpoints no one asked them for.”
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Josh Pacheco, Gay Michigan Teen, Committed Suicide After Intense Bullying, Say Parents

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 17:53:23 in Gay Voices

“the victim. My kid was bullied. The teacher ignored the bullying. When my kid tried to get her to stop it, she told my kid that she must have done something to deserve it, so my kid defended herself against a football player and punched him in the arm. It didn't hurt the guy, but she was punished for hitting him even though he'd been hitting her secretly the entire time. The teacher claimed that there was no such thing as bullying, that if a kid is bullied they did something first, yet my kid gets punished for trying to stop her torment at the hands of someone over a foot taller than her and about 100 pounds heavier. As long as there are people who ignore and people who bully, others will be pushed to the brink and consider suicide their only escape. THAT is what we have to stop.”

Youlielol on Dec 7, 2012 at 20:45:51

“Please permit me to REPEAT myself: Suicide is NOT an option! It's like dropping out of school. Your thoughts are not evolved yet.... they are like utopian thinking!”
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Josh Pacheco, Gay Michigan Teen, Committed Suicide After Intense Bullying, Say Parents

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 17:48:20 in Gay Voices

“First, stop yelling. It's rude. Second, to some people it seems like the only option. People can be driven to the brink of what they can stand and sometimes they get pushed all of the way over. My point is, no one has the right to torment someone to the point where that's a thought in their head. Maybe they didn't actually kill the kid, but mental torment has been proven to be an effective weapon against people, which is one manner in which others brainwash an enemy. Maybe you don't see the connection. Lucky you. Then again, maybe you haven't suffered the level of abuse this kid did. Again...lucky you. I have suffered horrible abuse at the hands of many when I was too young to know how to fight back. I didn't gain my strength until I was in my late 20's. This kid wasn't that lucky to find a way to endure and his abuse was probably much worse and on a larger scale. EVERYONE can be pushed to that point...some quicker than others, so please try to open your mind to feel compassion and a bit of empathy for the victim in spite of your inability to put yourself in his place long enough to understand. I agree again, suicide isn't an option, but bullying shouldn't be an option either and there are far too many people who ignore the bullies but punish anyone who tries to stand up for themselves and ignore the plight of”
Women Raping Men: A Survivor Tells His Story To HuffPost Live (VIDEO)

Women Raping Men: A Survivor Tells His Story To HuffPost Live (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 17:38:30 in HuffPost Live 321

“Yes, I read that he said she drugged him. He said that and it is possible, but although I admit to not being an expert, I am not aware of any drugs that would incapacitate a man, yet still allow him to function sexually. And maybe I missed it, but her pregnancy might have been early or late. That would influence her ability to manage the situation. Look, I'm not on the jury and I don't know all of the solid evidence. If she did it, I hope she's punished harshly. VERY harshly, just as I expect a man to be if he did the same to a woman. If I knew all of the evidence, maybe I could come down on one side or the other, but you have to admit, a woman raping a man is a bit more difficult to carry out than a man raping a woman. Not impossible...just harder. No offense, friend. Seriously. I'm trying to be fair, but if you think I'm misguided in some way, I'll listen to any respectfully expressed viewpoints with an open mind. I say this with respect, btw, so I hope it comes across that way. Peace.”
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Josh Pacheco, Gay Michigan Teen, Committed Suicide After Intense Bullying, Say Parents

Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 17:02:00 in Gay Voices

“PS: Sorry for the typos. My comp is gong wonky or I would have fixed them. Sorry.”
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