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'Racial Slur': 50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Washington Redskins' Name

'Racial Slur': 50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Washington Redskins' Name

Commented May 22, 2014 at 12:34:16 in Politics

“To all of those saying, can't they do more than one thing: the answer is no, they can't do more than one important thing at a time. They don't even do important things. This is so far down the scale of issues the Congress should be working on it is sad. If people are upset with the Redskins name then the organization will die a slow economic death. But we all know it is a small bunch of political correct activist and 50 pandering members of Congress who are keeping this non-issue alive.”
9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 22:52:44 in Women

“You will have to be a little more precise. The whole comment or one point?”

Genevieve Rushton-Givens on Apr 24, 2014 at 02:40:48

“The final portion.”
9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 22:51:39 in Women

“In my (long) life I have never seen or heard of any concerted effort to tell women not to express their anger. If you have some evidence of that I'd love to see it. But men do not normally cry in anger in any culture I'm aware of. A famous presidential candidate lost a New Hampshire primary because he was perceived to cry in anger.”

Runs from Scissors on Apr 21, 2014 at 23:06:07

“It's not overt. It's one of those subtle messages girls receive, in my experience anyway. I remember crying in anger many times, because I was too afraid to stand up for myself.”
9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 18:54:06 in Women

“Comparing current high heels to elevated heels that allowed riders to stay on their horses is an exaggeration. Look at western cowboy boots, they are nothing like women's high heels but they allow for more dexterity while riding. Pointed toes on boots also facilitated using stirrups but they weren't ever intended as fashion statements like women's shoes are. I doubt if you could ever find an illustration showing the high heeled shoes worn in antiquity by men that look even remotely like current women's high heels.”

Andre Begnaud on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:52:07

“actually tim, the pointed shoe(highly exaggerated in the 13-14thc), were a conceit that was so prevalent that sumptuary laws were enacted to control the length of the toe. it was so long, in some instances, that they were attached to the knee keeping them from dragging the ground. there are also many extant example of men's footwear that are styled similarly to women's shoes currently available. a perfect examp0le are the seaman's shoes recovered from the "the mart rose" a 16th c english ship.”

hopper250 on Apr 16, 2014 at 22:41:21

“I get that. I really do. But Andre in the post I replied to was trying to compare platform shoes to heals when the article was talking about heals. They are very different things.”
9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 18:45:50 in Women

“This has nothing to do with gender roles but it has everything to do with fashion and expediency. You'll note this (I use the term with some disdain) writer avoids child rearing and child birth. BTW, men can cry and still be masculine. However a man can never cry in anger and still be masculine. That's a real gender trait.”

Runs from Scissors on Apr 18, 2014 at 14:27:30

“"However a man can never cry in anger and still be masculine. That's a real gender trait."

Much crying in anger is done by people, mostly women, who have been conditioned not to express anger, even in an appropriate way.”

Genevieve Rushton-Givens on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:21:37

“Why? That's stupid.”
Disney Rejection Letter From 1938 Tells Candidate, 'Girls Are Not Considered'

Disney Rejection Letter From 1938 Tells Candidate, 'Girls Are Not Considered'

Commented May 1, 2013 at 16:04:43 in Women

“"haha on you"? Are we in the third grade now?”
Aaron Craft Charge: Was Iowa State Robbed By Controversial Call? (PHOTO/POLL)

Aaron Craft Charge: Was Iowa State Robbed By Controversial Call? (PHOTO/POLL)

Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 13:20:40 in Sports

“The correct spelling is Thanks. No need to tank me.”

cookerman45 on Mar 25, 2013 at 13:47:16

“o'tay.”
Aaron Craft Charge: Was Iowa State Robbed By Controversial Call? (PHOTO/POLL)

Aaron Craft Charge: Was Iowa State Robbed By Controversial Call? (PHOTO/POLL)

Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 06:13:27 in Sports

“go home? WOW, that's clever!”

cookerman45 on Mar 25, 2013 at 09:59:30

“tanks.”
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New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'

Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 11:16:12 in Politics

“Franz Kafka couldn't have written a better story. Unfortunately this is non fiction.”
Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine: Can You Really Tell The Difference?

Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine: Can You Really Tell The Difference?

Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 10:20:41 in Taste

“And don't forget the cost of the brown paper bag. :-)”
Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine: Can You Really Tell The Difference?

Cheap Wine vs. Expensive Wine: Can You Really Tell The Difference?

Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 10:17:11 in Taste

“First you need to define experienced wine drinkers. Your point seems to be that there is a point in time after drinking a certain quantity of wine that you will suddenly like expensive wines over cheaper wines or that you will be able to tell the difference. What the exercise tells me is that without preconceived notions average people can determine what wine they prefer. That's all.”

zeebaneighba on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:35:41

“It does take time. I once had the opportunity to share in a bottle of 50-year-old wine - not sure of the varietal, I think it was a cabernet. I was underwhelmed at first, as it tasted almost musty at first, with few of the qualities I usually enjoy in a wine. But as I continued to sip, I began to appreciate there were some very nice qualities that, by comparison, made the bright, fruity, acidic reds I normally drink taste like soda pop by comparison.

To sum it up, I don't think you can just do a single taste in a comparison like this. You should take your time and have at least half a glass of each before drawing conclusions. And you NEVER try the white after the red - always go with the lighter wine first! That's just basic.”

ElodieStClair on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:31:28

“What a bunch of nonsense. High school kids just getting into beer also love Bud Light Lime and Keystone.

Does that prove that Bud Light Lime is the world's finest beer? Or does it prove that the kids are too inexperienced to know any better?”

666dorado on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:26:32

“there is a point in time after drinking a certain quantity of wine that one SHOULD be able to start DIFFERENTIATING between wines and their characteristics.

preference is another issue entirely and has nothing to do with my point.”
Taft High School Armed Guard Was 'Snowed In,' Not Present During Shooting

Taft High School Armed Guard Was 'Snowed In,' Not Present During Shooting

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:03:32 in Crime

“The shooter was a student at the school so presumably he expected an armed officer to be on campus. That doesn't seemed to have deterred him.”
Matt Lauer To Anne Hathaway After Wardrobe Malfunction: 'Seen A Lot Of You Recently' (VIDEO)

Matt Lauer To Anne Hathaway After Wardrobe Malfunction: 'Seen A Lot Of You Recently' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 10:32:46 in Media

“Did anyone see how she was dressed? That get up was not meant to be modestly worn behind a full length skirt or dress.”

TiptoeAlaska on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:11:17

“So it's her fault that she was sexually harassed because she was not dressed to your standard of modesty? Sharia law much?”
Marc Paskin, San Diego Millionaire, On Billboard Seeking 'Latina Girlfriend For Christmas' (PHOTO)

Marc Paskin, San Diego Millionaire, On Billboard Seeking 'Latina Girlfriend For Christmas' (PHOTO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 10:14:24 in Business

“How on earth is this offensive? People wish for any and every thing for Christmas. As far as I know the word Latina is not offensive. In fact, he is showing respect for Latinas since he would like to date one. You don't date people you dislike.”
The New York Times Reporters Do Not Understand How Marginal Tax Rates Work

The New York Times Reporters Do Not Understand How Marginal Tax Rates Work

Commented Nov 20, 2012 at 20:46:01 in Media

“Who's looking for a silly fight? You are the one who just had to be pedantic. Why?”

Jack Curtin on Nov 20, 2012 at 21:32:04

“I didn't "have" to be pedantic; in fact, I regretted it as I noted, to which you replied aggressively, which is "looking for a silly fight" in my book. Why did I comment? Because, if we are going to call out the press for its silliness, make fun of malapropisms by the likes of George W. Bus and laugh at the "Moran!" signs of the Tea Partiers, we should be careful not to mangle the language ourselves.”
Frederick Humphries Identified As FBI Agent Who Started Petraeus Investigation

Frederick Humphries Identified As FBI Agent Who Started Petraeus Investigation

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 22:46:50 in Politics

“Adultery is not a felony offense in the military. In fact it is not listed as an offense in the UCMJ. Adultery in the military is actually prosecuted under Article 134, which is also known as the "General Article." Article 134 simply prohibits conduct which is of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, or conduct which is prejudicial to good order and discipline.”

wdstromire on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:56:12

“Tell that to Lt Col Karen Tew and her family.”
Galaxy Note II Review: 2 Photos That Tell You Everything To Know About Samsung's Enormous New Phablet

Galaxy Note II Review: 2 Photos That Tell You Everything To Know About Samsung's Enormous New Phablet

Commented Nov 6, 2012 at 09:41:02 in Technology

“Why use the iPhone 5 to compare screen sizes then use the smaller iPhone to compare thumb reach? Apples to Oranges? Hidden agenda? Sloppy review?”
Paul Ryan Got Federal Funds To Help With Bush-Era GM Plant Closure He Blames On Obama

Paul Ryan Got Federal Funds To Help With Bush-Era GM Plant Closure He Blames On Obama

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 10:25:01 in Politics

“A guy who can't figure out how to use a calendar wants us to adopt his budget proposal for the USA. What could possibly go wrong?”
NBC's 'Bodies In Motion' Video Faces Backlash For Objectifying Female Athletes (VIDEO)

NBC's 'Bodies In Motion' Video Faces Backlash For Objectifying Female Athletes (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 21:44:45 in Women

“Watching this video appalled me. In fact it appalled me 15 times.”
Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says (CORRECTED)

Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare, CEO John Schnatter Says (CORRECTED)

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 16:45:56 in Business

“No where in the article did the pizza company reps mention the benefits and morally responsibility of providing their employees with health care coverage. I know, I know, Papa John's is a business and not a charity. But shouldn't the people (employees) who actually make Papa John's profitable be provided with health care? Because Obamacare applies to every large pizza company there is no competitive edge for one company over another. Raising prices is a dangerous gambit if your competitors don't. I know I will not be buying any pizza from Papa John's. Their CEO is not employee friendly.”
Women And Children First? Shipwreck Study Shows Men More Likely To Survive Maritime Disasters

Women And Children First? Shipwreck Study Shows Men More Likely To Survive Maritime Disasters

Commented Aug 5, 2012 at 06:00:34 in Science

“I guess the researchers didn't factor in strength, knowledge and clothing: strength in the case of swimming, pulling your self into a life boat and surviving food and water deprivation; knowledge in the sense of the crew knowing what survival steps to take in the case of a sinking vs what women and children would know, and clothing in the sense of women being more heavily clothed than men while trying to stay afloat.”

foresure on Aug 5, 2012 at 15:34:59

“Old Norm:

In discussions like this, facts are never considered.”
Joe Paterno Statue: Penn State Says No Decision Reached On Tribute To Former Coach

Joe Paterno Statue: Penn State Says No Decision Reached On Tribute To Former Coach

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 09:37:51 in Sports

“One more reason to love the Buckeyes!”
Katy Perry, Russell Brand Divorce: Starting A Family Triggered Split?

Katy Perry, Russell Brand Divorce: Starting A Family Triggered Split?

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 05:44:33 in Divorce

“You can sole one of society's greatest problems by revealing how to know you are a good parent before having kids. Please enlighten us.”

smeeeee on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:08:27

“I had to laugh at that.”

the81kid on Jul 10, 2012 at 06:17:19

“Do you mean "solve"?”
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