“Yeah, I get it, good dig! The whole scientific community made a huge faux pas, or at least someone did, when they started calling it global "warming". Nah, it's just climate change. Sometimes warmer than it should in places where it shouldn't , and sometimes colder in places where it shouldn't. It's messed up, our climate.”
“In cases of abuse or the like, yes, right of refusal. But it's a business catering to the public, and these people he's refusing to serve help pay for the roads and services the business uses on a daily basis via the tax system. When we try to make ourselves an island because of religion, then we need to also remove ourselves from the connections that help to make us successful, and become an island. It's a choice.”
“For those touting the bible and the rights of the religious to practice their belief system, the bible also says a lot of things about owning slaves, killing your unruly child, etc..
The Christians of America are acting like the Hutu and Tutsi tribes of Rwanda. Who next that are outside your tribe, you good religious folk? Jews? Tutsi? You'd like to legally treat people as second status citizens now, so what's next? History gives us the most obvious 'next'.
We are in America, you have a public business catering to... well, the public. You may not discriminate against people that come to you for a service, these people help pay for the roads you use, and the services you, yourself, use. If they are unruly or abusive, you have recourse and right-of-refusal, but not peaceful people requesting a service, and at least publicly, they deserve all the respect and consideration of anyone else. Privately, hate away... if you must.
-----------------------------------------------If you were your own tax-exempt cake religion, catering only to members of your cake worship cult, I could see your point.”
grandmablue on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:27:49
“You know, it has only been in the last couple of days that the Hutus and Tutsis popped into my head. We really are almost at that level of division and hatred in this country.”
“C'mon, these folks sure know how to create the narrative..
No one I know is "offended" by Jesus, atheist, agnostic, or other. We just don't like him forced down our throats. It's kinda like the abortion thing, no one "likes" abortions either. I'm pro-life, as I like life, and wish everyone to have it, but that has nothing to do with also being pro-choice.
And the right is pissed off "Gay" and the rainbow were somehow usurped..”
“See what happens when you give women the right to vote?! Next thing they'll let Chinese railroad workers the right to vote, then it's a slippery slope downhill to the Mexicans. Will we see unionized workers stealing the jobs of perfectly able 10 year olds in our factories? Will we soon have to hire the negro and let him marry into our families?
“Oh goodness no! The replies seem to all say, in one form or another, that they, or "most Americans" feel the same way. Typical script for the paid comment crowd. Or unpaid, but nicely asked by their keepers.”
“The TeaParty forum bot is loose! I wonder how much those folks get paid to search comment sections from cramped little cubicles, and then answer them with the most primitive of comments. An extra dollar for ALL CAPS?”
jdl7117 on Oct 25, 2013 at 09:45:06
“People that don't think the way I do, must be paid posters! Yeah, that's the ticket!”
“Look, aside from all the Nigerian Prince jokes, which are about as original as the Miss America Twitter jokes and just as offensive to reasonable minds, this particular "scientific" reasoning is sadly 3rd world, and ranks with conjuring spirits.”
jmdziuban1 on Sep 17, 2013 at 22:46:56
“I hear Alabama has offered him a scholarship, but Texas stepped in and offered him immediate tenure.
Sep 12, 2013 at 06:48:29
“Nudity? Yes, not full frontal, but more on the level of all the cleavage photos HP seems to put on the front page as teasers. Pertinent to the song? I think the director had a vision, he carried it out, it worked in spades, so yeah.
1. Excellent pop song
2. Controversial video
3. Good performance
It's a win. But what's up with Miley's tongue? It's friggin' EVERYWHERE!!”
“Longstanding Obama supporter here. It is a bit of a strawman. Heck, that sort of stuff is fair game as far as I'm concerned. I think public officials should be "ON" limits. Every single one of them. The fair thing wasn't a political statement, it was a freekin' fair, so let's get serious about what's "offensive" and what is just "stuff" that people do.
Would there have been an outcry if a Teddy Roosevelt mask was used? We need to be a bit less sensitive regarding our favorite choices, because, if they're in the public, they certainly are not sacred cows. Take away that ban, he's a good rodeo clown!”
“So the fit couple with nice shoes, use to live in a decent house but have now been without a job for 1-1/2 years, the only income is the fit lady teaching aerobics at the YWCA, thus the spandex, but of course, it's right in front of Tea Party eyes. Fraud. It's all fraud. Everyone is a no-good lying cheat. Would it have made him feel better to know that the man works the second shift at McDonald's?
The fraud thing DOES make for a good story in front of your constituents though, gotta give him the thumbs up for for stirring up emotions to the extent that the frothing base will maybe elect him again the next go around.”
moderatelycrazy on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:00:29
“Is he living in a world where anyone who is fit can get a job? I wonder where that world is. There are a lot of fit, unemployed people who would like to go there.”