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Bob Schieffer: Obama Press Policy 'Hurting His Credibility And Shortchanging The Public' (VIDEO)

Bob Schieffer: Obama Press Policy 'Hurting His Credibility And Shortchanging The Public' (VIDEO)

Commented May 28, 2013 at 03:01:26 in Media

“sow*”

Joseph Scott on May 28, 2013 at 04:00:04

“no need to call the person a swine

not that sow?

lol.”
Chick-Fil-A Chicago Owner Invites Mayor To Restaurant, Alderman Faces Backlash But Stands Firm

Chick-Fil-A Chicago Owner Invites Mayor To Restaurant, Alderman Faces Backlash But Stands Firm

Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 14:07:46 in Chicago

“This is absurd. I support LGBT rights and their right to marry, but this amounts to nothing less than a violation of first amendment rights. Businesses are not and should not be allowed to discriminate in their hiring and provision of services based on sexual orientation, but they have the right to support whatever political cause, financially or verbally, that they please. If a sufficient number of Chicagoans (and I am one) are opposed to Chick's business practices, they will boycott and the business will fail here. However, it is not up to the state to make this decision.”

MoeB on Jul 26, 2012 at 14:37:44

“The community is free to petition to keep Chik out of their neighborhood. I think this is the route they should go if they so please.”

MP1987 on Jul 26, 2012 at 14:37:02

“agree 100%”

JasonTromm on Jul 26, 2012 at 14:33:10

“When residents picket and refuse to eat at a restaurant, that's Democracy. When government refuses to grant a zoning/building permit, that's Tyranny.”
'DoYaThing': Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy Release Collaboration For Converse (AUDIO)

'DoYaThing': Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy Release Collaboration For Converse (AUDIO)

Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 14:34:00 in Home

“How can this not have any comments? This song is fantastic.”
American Apparel Cracks Down On Shoplifting, Loses Hipster Fans

American Apparel Cracks Down On Shoplifting, Loses Hipster Fans

Commented Feb 19, 2012 at 14:55:25 in Business

“Shoplifting to "fight the man" has got to be one of the most juvenile things I've heard.”

Vintage59 on Feb 19, 2012 at 15:01:54

“Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman is over forty years old.

That's why we should have stopped trusting it a decade ago.”
America's Best BBQ Cities

America's Best BBQ Cities

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 08:11:03 in Home

“Woah...are you from Memphis? Ramey is my mother's maiden name.  Are you related to John Randolph?”

chadramey on Jul 23, 2012 at 14:06:38

“Nope.... Birmingham native..... visit Memphis frequently.  Have several good friends there....”
America's Best BBQ Cities

America's Best BBQ Cities

Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 03:26:45 in Home

“Are you kidding? Memphis has the best BBQ in the world, bub.”

chadramey on Jul 22, 2012 at 23:36:41

“I thought the same thing..... Central BBQ in memphis is amazing..... as is BBQ shop.....”
New World Bank President Nominee: Non-Economic Paradigm Shift?

New World Bank President Nominee: Non-Economic Paradigm Shift?

Commented Mar 26, 2012 at 13:05:21 in World

“A fantastic and (from Obama) relatively unsurprising choice. Kim's work with Paul Farmer was massive and I look forward to seeing someone with such vast intelligence, drive, and empathy take the helm.”
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Sarah Churman, Deaf Woman, Hears Herself For First Time (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 16:48:17 in Impact

“I'm not being a denier here, but how does she connect sounds with words? The nurse asks the patient if she can hear her while her eyes are covered and she nods yes. She can't see her lips move. Again, not being one of those "FAKE" people, I just don't understand how she can connect spoken sounds to words if she has never heard sound before.
EDIT: I rewatched it and it looks like she actually may be reading lips to the questions she responds to. She didn't reply to the question about her husband.”

stillmanbd on Sep 30, 2011 at 16:51:57

“I had the same thought. Perhaps it's from lip reading I really don't know!”
If He Has a Mistress, Why Can't She Have... A Mister?

If He Has a Mistress, Why Can't She Have... A Mister?

Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 19:24:23 in Divorce

“I mean, there are also those of us who believe neither party should have something "on the side" unless it is explicitly agreed to.”

Howard Latchford on Sep 19, 2011 at 19:40:00

“There are a lot of us who have had something on the side for many years and stayed in happy marriages, through explicit agreement as Pitner stated. I am married for 43+ years now and both my wife and I are very happy. None of the side arrangements has ever caused a problem for any of the involved parties. Everybody knew what was happening. Everybody knew everybody. My wife and my "side" partner always knew each other, sometimes maintained friendships. It's all very civilized and fun. My wife has similar privilege and has exercised it.”
Jon Stewart Rips Ed Schultz For Rick Perry Clip (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Rips Ed Schultz For Rick Perry Clip (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 18, 2011 at 20:30:26 in Media

“Does your username refer to your brain?”
Wisconsin Recall Election Results: Live Updates From The Badger State

Wisconsin Recall Election Results: Live Updates From The Badger State

Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 00:02:39 in Politics

“Walker can't be recalled yet - I think he has to have been in office a full year.”
Paul Krugman, George Will Spar About Debt Ceiling Deal On 'This Week' (VIDEO)

Paul Krugman, George Will Spar About Debt Ceiling Deal On 'This Week' (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 1, 2011 at 16:55:15 in Media

“I agree with Krugman more here, though both men are intellectual heavyweights.”

WaspMan on Aug 1, 2011 at 17:19:24

“Krugman is brilliant, educated and accomplished.

Will uses three dollar words in order to give that impression. If you analyze his columns, the fancy words are usually poor substitutes for simpler less archaic ones, and he doesn't argue his points - he proselytizes. He builds straw men, throws red herrings, and generally insults logic.

He should stick to writing about baseball.”

MamacitaOfLove on Aug 1, 2011 at 17:06:07

“Will is an i d i o t - in my humble opinion, of course.”

oldngrumpy on Aug 1, 2011 at 17:02:35

“Will is a purveyor of talking points. He dresses them up a bit more than a TEA partier with a misspelled sign, but they are the same message, with the same substance.”

ArjenBoatsma on Aug 1, 2011 at 17:00:21

“Only one has a Nobel Economics Prize, or is a professor at Princeton.”
Debt Ceiling: House Rejects Democratic Proposal Amid Theatrics

Debt Ceiling: House Rejects Democratic Proposal Amid Theatrics

Commented Jul 30, 2011 at 18:41:40 in Politics

“I still wouldn't accept it due to the Balanced Budget Amendment.”
20 Celebrities Who Died Before Age 35

20 Celebrities Who Died Before Age 35

Commented Jul 24, 2011 at 21:55:12 in Celebrity

“...Jeff Buckley?”

cccoyote on Jul 25, 2011 at 02:28:46

“One of the best interpreters of Cohen's Hallelujah ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKnxmkOAj88

caldog on Jul 24, 2011 at 22:51:42

“and his dad Tim....”
huffingtonpost entry

Donald Trump: Obama Wasn't Qualified For Ivy League

Commented Apr 26, 2011 at 02:57:47 in Politics

“A) Like W. was qualified for Ivy League?
B) Not to pull the racist card unnecessarily, but if Obama was terrible academically, Mr. Trump seems to be implying something about his admission to Columbia.”
huffingtonpost entry

The Silver Lining of Japan's Quake

Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 12:34:25 in World

“I know that you're specifically not trying to come off in such a way, but something still just strikes me as distasteful about talking about the economic silver lining while bodies are still being pulled out of the rubble and there is still concern over a nuclear crisis.”
Starbucks Sued Over Tip Jars That 'Invited Criminal Behavior'

Starbucks Sued Over Tip Jars That 'Invited Criminal Behavior'

Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 04:06:09 in Business

“This is absurd. His family obviously cares more about getting a lot of money out of this than taking punitive action against someone at fault. Being stolen from does not make you negligent.”
huffingtonpost entry

Francoise Dior Neo-Nazi Footage: Designer's Niece Says Hitler Is Her Hero (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 13:50:10 in Style

“The "National Socialists" were fascist, sweetheart.”
Teacher Tera Myers Revealed To Be Former Porn Star Rikki Andersin For Second Time, Resigns

Teacher Tera Myers Revealed To Be Former Porn Star Rikki Andersin For Second Time, Resigns

Commented Mar 10, 2011 at 10:05:02 in Education

“Yeah but she'd need a master's or PhD for that.”

jsgaetano on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:28:59

“It would probably be less expensive than having to move ever few years.”
Teacher Tera Myers Revealed To Be Former Porn Star Rikki Andersin For Second Time, Resigns

Teacher Tera Myers Revealed To Be Former Porn Star Rikki Andersin For Second Time, Resigns

Commented Mar 10, 2011 at 00:48:38 in Education

“Let the poor woman move on for Christ's sake. Some convicted felons have an easier time than this woman.”

jsgaetano on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:05:59

“She should probably teach in college.  People probably wouldn't make such a big deal about it there.”
Northwestern University Professor Under Fire After Class Sex Toy Demonstration

Northwestern University Professor Under Fire After Class Sex Toy Demonstration

Commented Mar 3, 2011 at 15:02:39 in Chicago

“Maybe's there's some algorithm going on. All I'm trying to say is the local media is trying sensationalize all this and are trying to trip up students into saying damning things. In the end, this is a case of a private university demonstrating something at an optional session. No one had to be there. I don't see how it's anyone's business; I do not think Morty was right in condemning Dr. Bailey, and I do not think the school owes the public any explanation.
This course has a reputation. If any parents are not comfortable with funding this class, then they should pay more attention and not pay for their kid's enrollment.”

Hegemoneyhoney on Mar 3, 2011 at 21:04:42

“Actually, this PRIVATE school DOES indeed owe ALL the other colleges and universities in the state of Illinois an explanation and all the taxpayers in Illinois an explanation because it accepts PUBLIC tax dollars. But more than that, Illinois legislators owe Illinois taxpayers an explanation as to why PRIVATE NORTHWESTERN receives ANY PUBLIC monies for their PRIVATE school while those corrupt bullying Illinois legislators make PUBLIC universities beg for every penny! This Northwestn course is pornographic, but the Illinois legislature's behavior on higher education is obscene!”
Northwestern University Professor Under Fire After Class Sex Toy Demonstration

Northwestern University Professor Under Fire After Class Sex Toy Demonstration

Commented Mar 3, 2011 at 14:49:59 in Chicago

“I love how you're blocking all comments from an actual Northwestern student. Stay classy, Huffington.”

Ragan Pitner on Mar 3, 2011 at 15:02:39

“Maybe's there's some algorithm going on. All I'm trying to say is the local media is trying sensationalize all this and are trying to trip up students into saying damning things. In the end, this is a case of a private university demonstrating something at an optional session. No one had to be there. I don't see how it's anyone's business; I do not think Morty was right in condemning Dr. Bailey, and I do not think the school owes the public any explanation.
This course has a reputation. If any parents are not comfortable with funding this class, then they should pay more attention and not pay for their kid's enrollment.”

Ragan Pitner on Mar 3, 2011 at 14:55:41

“OH COME ON.”
Illinois Craft Brewers Fight To Protect Right To Distribute

Illinois Craft Brewers Fight To Protect Right To Distribute

Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 21:06:43 in Chicago

“Seems like a fair compromise to me.”
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