“The whole article is about 12 sentences long and lots of people still skipped it in favor of reacting like this is real criticism. It's ironic for the information age to have come at the same time learning anything has been shunned.”
“It's bad enough some states have laws that let a doctor lie to their patient to keep them from seeking an abortion, we don't need confidentiality shattered too. This guy should never be allowed to practice medicine in any capacity again.”
bobk in nh on Dec 7, 2013 at 00:04:23
“Oh give me a break. Tis has nothing to do with abortion. You don't permanently take away a persons livelihood for this. Quit being so hysterical about it.”
ruthsdaughter on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:17:09
“Some states insist patients be given the entire truth.. What "lie" are doctors being forced to tell?”
“I find the key when walking past an attractive woman is to never break stride. If you look but don't slow down, they get to feel pretty and noticed without being approached, and boy does that bring smiles.”
No Dogma Freedom on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:42:05
“It is an art, and every man has to find his way to it ---like in my young days, clueless as I was, I knew men who were 6.4' good solid looks and strong life behind them. No play their game, women fell at their feet, or other men with other graces. I had learn my own style and way- and many women like that and others do not-----my point is to appreciate and to be open for dialogue- if she is so inclined ”
“Along with the observations on posture, ink and grooming south of the equator, I'd like to point out that there is nothing wrong with a white person having white skin and not tanning. Ladies #1,7,9,10 and 11 all look great without having taken on the hue of a rotisserie chicken.”
“I can't say, because for all I know someone there asked a question that wasn't related to this case, which does happen. What words were spoken that he reacted to with laughter? We aren't even allowed to hear it.”
UnkBob on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:03:34
“My laughter is laughing at those who laughed. It just might bite their bottom.”
“If you enroll in something and at the end it says you have successfully enrolled, and the year is 2013, I dare say that counts as having been told you're finished. This situation is pathetic enough without trying to blame the victims.”
“"the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Obama's signature health care reform law"
Does someone get a royalty every time the phrase "Obama's signature health care reform law" is used? In my lifetime plus the entirety of history that I studied from grade school through college, I cannot recall any other instance of such a phrase being incessantly used. It's already commonly called "Obamacare" yet still there is this persistent need to use that term. The President signs every bill he passes, so they are all "signature laws".
It's utterly bizarre to see a President early in his second term constantly having it hammered home that there is exactly one thing that should be associated with him, as if he's a singer with one famous song.”
ACPD on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:52:48
“The interesting thing about that point is that it really isn't "Obama's signature health care reform law," since it was originally dreamed up in 1989 by the conservative GOP at the Heritage Foundation. It is based on the conservative values and principles of "personal responsibility and personal choice." The reason this fact isn't focused on is that it doesn't suit the GOP to be seen as being supportive of anything that Obama and Dems do. They are all about being "the opposition" to anything--especially anything that benefits the middleclass, the poor and the US economy at large--even when that means denying ownership of their own ideas: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970204369404577211161144786448”
“Well thanks for posting a commentary on the press conference and not the conference itself, so as not to burden me with making up my own mind. Nothing taken in snippets is ever out of context, so I'm sure this is the whole story. Classic modern "journalism".”
VTL on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:27:01
“she wasn't concerned with the "content" of the conference, but the "tone."
do you disagree that laughter was a bit out of place...considering?”
“Unfortunately, the bulk of the new jobs are among those now protesting for a living wage.
It's the median income, stupid.”
FreeSpeech4All on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:38:06
“Yup. All jobs are not created equal. Many decent-paying, middle class jobs have disappeared, only to be replaced by low-wage entry-level jobs that used to be done by high school kids. While I think it's important to acknowledge this week's protests by fast food workers, it misses the whole point about the severe lack of decent jobs in this country.”
“You sound exactly like a banker giving false assurance. When deliberately bad information is spread, worthless securities are bundled and presented as healthy, and those who commit fraud on a gargantuan scale can place bets, cash out and not go to jail, there is no such thing as getting into a mutual fund, letting it ride and coming out ahead. I'm an accountant, and even my accountant coworkers got wiped out doing that.”
“Tragically, yes they will. For several years the union has been in communication with members about the need to pressure Democrats, not Republicans, not to attack our retirement, but never once suggested we stop voting for them. At this point the union is analogous to a battered wife, insisting we give our abuser another chance and this time it will be different.”
“Learn what you're talking about. My union has been without a contract since July 1st of last year. The city never negotiates in good faith, makes outlandish demands and always wants to dodge paying retroactively when we finally reach an agreement. If there was ANY truth to what you say, why would these politicians be voting to cut our pensions? Why do they vilify school teachers for budget shortfalls? Why do they support privatization and give tax breaks to corporations?”
JJR64 on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:10:06
“Why do unions keep electing libs? Oh yea, it's because they given them jobs and lots of free stuff. It's because they cram bad deals down the throats of taxpayers - typically in non-election years.
As for vilifying teachers - that is the libs own fault. Libs wanted to protect government union employees and decided to use teachers, firefighters and police as their poster boys/girls. They figured, how can people not support public unions if we use these groups? Their strategy backfired.”
1) Fleece people who don't know how to invest wisely (i.e. most of them)
2) Further empower corporations by cyclically wiping out nest eggs and keeping the workforce bloated, putting downward pressure on wages
How can you distrust pensions and Social Security yet advocate putting your money in something as shamelessly rigged and fraudulent as the "free market"? You do know that's how the pension funds got hammered, right?”
KnowParty on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:46:55
“Just invest in a market fund and leave it alone... unless investors decide to completely destroy all companies "for what exactly?" your money would be pegged to however well the market did. You could easily make it so that your 401k could only be invested in market funds and not single funds or managed funds that can be manipulated.
Collectively the market is safe, and a lot better than the US government. You can pick any 10 year period of time (including a period ending today) and the market will have returned an annualized rate of 6-8% every year. What treasury bond pays that? None.”
“As an AFSCME member, my dues go to these politicians as they sell us out, and our newsletter is routinely full of brazen propaganda telling me Democrats are on my side. The writing has been on the wall for years that the working class have no representation, as all efforts have been aimed at keeping Dems from doing things like this. Look at all those happy faces from Quinn and company as they shirk their oath to uphold the state Constitution and bring "reform" by balking at paying their bills.”
“"The project, which kicks off at a yet-to-be-determined date in early 2014, is being funded by a mix of city, state and federal dollars."
Illinois is one of the most shortchanged states when it comes to what we get back from Washington (75 cents) for each tax dollar we send, so it's nice to see a substantial and necessary project happen here.”
jebtry on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:45:01
“(we can never be a world-class city if Springfield has sayso over our ability to publicly transit. Does NYC do this? I can't find any other major big city that has its transit funded by a state capital)”