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Rachel Maddow On 'Colbert Report': Election Was Day 'When The Facts Have A Liberal Bias' (VIDEO)

Rachel Maddow On 'Colbert Report': Election Was Day 'When The Facts Have A Liberal Bias' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 14:18:17 in Media

“She tries to have opposing guests on all the time but they won't come on her show anymore. She is effective to the point of scaring people away. Just sayin'.”
Tea Party Miami Compares Florida House Candidate Gus Barreiro To Accused Aurora Shooter James Holmes

Tea Party Miami Compares Florida House Candidate Gus Barreiro To Accused Aurora Shooter James Holmes

Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 17:58:09 in Miami

“The thing that bothers me the most with all this is that as horrible the tragedy in Aurora is, it is also a ripe opportunity for us to come together in unity. But, of course that is too much to ask for. When are we finally going to grow up?”
Russell Pearce On Colorado Shootings: 'Had Someone Been Prepared And Armed, They Could Have Stopped This

Russell Pearce On Colorado Shootings: 'Had Someone Been Prepared And Armed, They Could Have Stopped This "Bad" Man'

Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 20:58:09 in Politics

“Has it not occurred to anyone that believes this argument that the shooter was in full protective garb? The guy was totally prepared for other potential gunslingers and took precautions to protect himself. Besides, it is basic math: additional bullets flying around a dark, chaotic theater filled with a stampede of people in a panic = more death and injury.”

cza2129 on Jul 22, 2012 at 21:44:06

“You are VERY right that he was in FULL protective garb and that is being lost in the argument.”

yumster on Jul 22, 2012 at 21:15:43

“2nd Amendmend advocates don't think that way> Imagine 10 people with guns and tried to take down this mad dog, many more will die.”

Don JonVonavich on Jul 22, 2012 at 21:06:41

“Thank you, I just said the same thing, but Huffpo hasn't published my version.”

madHenry on Jul 22, 2012 at 21:05:26

“I guess Mr. Pearce was thinking Travis Tritt and manly men like himself, "10 Foot Tall and Bulletproof." Wouldn't it be some kinda country if everyone was, in every way, just like Russell Pearce? ☺”
Migraine Relief: 15 Natural Ways To Ease The Pain

Migraine Relief: 15 Natural Ways To Ease The Pain

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 09:59:54 in Healthy Living

“A cool bath with a few drops of peppermint oil in the water works wonders, though a bath isn't always a pactical remedy at that urgent moment you feel a migraine coming on.”
Mitt Romney Booed At NAACP Convention For Saying He'd Repeal Obamacare (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney Booed At NAACP Convention For Saying He'd Repeal Obamacare (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 11:56:35 in Politics

“I haven't watched the entire speech but in this clip, I suspect he is playing to the conservative base. If black people hate him, then that is reason enough for the conservative base to love him. He isn't stupid. Plus, he is trying to appeal to white people that don't want to vote for a racist. This is his "I have black friends" gesture to prove he isn't racist to the race conscious suburban voters. Make no mistake, he does not give one whit about people of color, just look at his record and his proposed policies. I don't think for a second that he is talking to the NAACP here; he is talking to observers.”
Obama Will Seek To Scale Back Drug War In Second Term: Report

Obama Will Seek To Scale Back Drug War In Second Term: Report

Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 13:43:52 in Politics

“I believe him. I don't think for a second that he is a king or dictator, nor do I expect him to do it ALL while contending with the GOP over issues like the economy and health care. Most change happens slowly, people. This is a marathon, not a sprint.”
Chuck Norris Supports Boy Scouts's Anti-Gay Policies, Suggests 'Pro-Gay' Obama Is Pushing Agenda

Chuck Norris Supports Boy Scouts's Anti-Gay Policies, Suggests 'Pro-Gay' Obama Is Pushing Agenda

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 00:37:29 in Gay Voices

“Why are people like this so afraid? It's like they think gayness is contagious or something; if it was, we'd all be fabulous anyway. Great! Seriously though, they behave like cornered animals that fear for their lives and nothing gets through. Insults certainly don't.”

Roll me away on Jun 28, 2012 at 01:51:57

“Yeah, just look at all the "fabulousness" on this thread!”
Karen Klein Bullies Apologize: Boys Express Their Regret On A360 (VIDEO)

Karen Klein Bullies Apologize: Boys Express Their Regret On A360 (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 19:58:19 in Education

“I am horrified, but not at all surprised; I am actually more surprised at the public's shock. The outrage is absolutely appropriate, but this stuff has been happening for ages. And, let's get real people, it isn't just kids. It is all of us. The bullying we see in schools illustrate the microcosm of a larger scenario. Bullying is built into our culture, really. It is melded into the structure of our society. Bullies grow up and become sophisticated bullies whom we call by other names, and our culture glorifies them. Bullies are in homes, factories, boardrooms, corporations, hospitals, churches, government, politics, law enforcement, courtrooms, colleges, athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, classrooms, offices, so on and so forth. In every facet of society, you will find The Bully. He may not use words, she may not use physical force, they may not use taunts and insults, but make no mistake - they are all bullies. Sophisticated bullying may be subtle, or it may be difficult to prove - to put your finger on, but that doesn't make it any less real. We can change this sad state of affairs, I know we can. Maybe this time will be the wake up call we so badly need.”

leedie on Jun 22, 2012 at 21:12:41

“+1 There are plenty of adult bullies to fill a football stadium !”

stop2ndguessinggod on Jun 22, 2012 at 20:56:16

“You have expressed much of what I believe and far better than I. The culture of bullying is rife with people in all walks of life. Unfortunately, in the adult world too many hold sway over the lives and finances of others. They exist in corporate board rooms but also at the next work desk. Changing it is something that has to be homegrown from infancy on up...and some of the most important people that need to be reached are children who have themselves been abused by bullying parents and siblings, trying to teach them to break the mold. We wonder why some countries are zooming ahead of us in education. Wouldn't it be great to be able to focus on educating our kids more extensively and less on daily drama and working on injured psyches.”

Paula Merenz on Jun 22, 2012 at 20:00:08

“"And, let's get real people, it isn't just kids. It is all of us."

Amen.”
Chris Hayes On 'Twilight Of The Elites' And His 'Heroes' Controversy

Chris Hayes On 'Twilight Of The Elites' And His 'Heroes' Controversy

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 20:21:18 in Media

“DVR is a godsend, CindySanFransisco.”
Chris Hayes On 'Twilight Of The Elites' And His 'Heroes' Controversy

Chris Hayes On 'Twilight Of The Elites' And His 'Heroes' Controversy

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 18:48:34 in Media

“Don't listen to the haters, Chris. You did your part with class and authenticity. If others don't want to do theirs, it's on them to deal with it as there's nothing more you can, nor should do. Keep doing what you do best while moving on from this stupidity. I will, as always, be tuning in this weekend. As for TotE, it sounds like it will be a fascinating summer read.”
CNN Apologizes After Second Reporter Uses N-Word Unbleeped (VIDEO)

CNN Apologizes After Second Reporter Uses N-Word Unbleeped (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 16:27:15 in Media

“The word has so much power because we, collectively (white people included), give it power. It is a horribly offensive word, but the word itself isn't the problem. At the end of the day, its just a word. The attitude and intent behind the speech and the person using is the proper focus. Now, I know all too well how white people sometimes relish the opportunity to defiantly say the N word using the 'loopholes' of quoting or acceptable context. As if to imply "you're not the boss of me' like ten year olds do. The outrage that follows the use of the N word is due to that juvenile attitude which some, not all, white people cling to. Here's the rub: a nuanced statement can be over-the-top racist without a single use of any of the hot words while a schoolteacher, in effort to *teach* about racism, is strapped by the pressure to be poltically correct. Personally, I am far, far more upset at nuanced racism than at the simple use of an overcharged word. I trust that most people can detect nuanced meaning and believe we should put our focus on the slick hater speech rather than be distracted by the N word itself. I will say, however, CNN is a big platform and should tread very, very lightly. They have a huge responsibility because of their social influence. If I was in charge, I'd play it safe and err on the side of caution.”

beanbrain on Apr 9, 2012 at 16:55:02

“too long and cumbersome to read, in short racism and bigotry on anyone's part is not to be tolerated.....”
Starbucks' Reusable Plastic Cup In Cafes Thursday

Starbucks' Reusable Plastic Cup In Cafes Thursday

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 02:32:04 in Green

“?? God forbid the homeless get any help. Stay classy.”
An Open Letter To President Obama

An Open Letter To President Obama

Commented Nov 5, 2012 at 11:20:17 in Parents

“Ok, wait. So, you with your experience as a black man are judging, and attempting to invalidate, the experience of a white mother of a black child. Think about that for a second.”

LOLWhatreallyhappened on Nov 9, 2012 at 07:08:19

“stop race bating and make a point”
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Metaphor and Health Care: On The Power to Make Metaphor Into Law

Commented Jun 25, 2012 at 09:25:46 in Politics

“Product? No wonder we are in such a mess. Reason doesn't work well unless the premises are right. We are way off track; health care is a riight and should be an inalienable one at that.”
Chris Hayes On 'Heroes' Controversy: 'I Fell Short At A Crucial Moment' (VIDEO)

Chris Hayes On 'Heroes' Controversy: 'I Fell Short At A Crucial Moment' (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 3, 2012 at 11:40:20 in Media

“I don't think the apology was necessary. I think Chris was pretty clear the first time, as well as the second time about what he meant and where he stands. Yes, he apologized, and it was quite classy of him to do so. I applaud him. Having said that, I think the misunderstanding has more to do with the inherently nuanced word "hero." Many liberal and progressives deem civil rights activists such as the Harvey Milks & Angela Davises true heroes because they are aligned with the civil rights cause. But to many of them, those that fought for a disagreeable cause are less deserving of the description of "hero" because agreement with the cause is inherent to the description of "heroic." For others, the cause itself has a less definitive role. Personally, I view the willingness to sacrifice for the greater good heroic, even an ill perceived cause. My view is far broader. My husband, a vet of Desert Storm takes an entirely different view. He views himself as someone that simply performed a duty. In his view, the true heroes are those that took big risks despite imminent danger - actual explosions, actual gunshots, actual hell-fire to protect their fellow soldiers on the ground. In a split second decision, they took very real risks. He, himself, never ran into any such situation. None of these various views of the word 'hero' are wrong because the word itself is subjective and open to interpretation.”

Scott Funk on Jun 3, 2012 at 13:08:05

“Very well articulated.”
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California Most Hated State, According To Recent Poll (PHOTOS)

Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 18:19:31 in San Francisco

“I used to live in CA. Born and raised there and then to college on the east coast. I can explain. It wasn't until I went back to CA after some time away that it all made sense. Californians, as people, in general seem to be oblivious to the way the rest of us live and view the world. I've heard it said that Californians live in a bubble. I think the Hollywood influence on overall popular culture makes Californians feel entitled because they are so far ahead of the rest of us in ... pretty much everything from youth fashion, music, social progress, etc. Well, pretty much anything "youth" came from LA first. Californians seem to think we are playing catch up - but this isn't actually the case. Because CA tends to shift gears so quickly, stability isn't exactly a strong suit. Californians seem flaky, shallow and indifferent to reality and can be the phoniest of the phony of people around. Seriously, I have lived all over the country and no one can do fake better than Californians. The LA area, in particular, is so plastic that one wonders if anyone is even biodegradable anymore. I have heard this time and time again and it does fit my own experience as a "transplant from the left coast." Don't get me wrong, I love CA. Sometimes. But, I will never go back. My home is where people and local culture actually have some substance.”

AndyPhx on Feb 24, 2012 at 18:31:00

“That's your point of view. Doesn't make it true but that's cool. Nice to have 50 states.”

TTQ64 on Feb 24, 2012 at 18:25:27

“awww, someone turned you down? broke your heart? you sound bitter.”
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Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 13:58:02 in Science

“I think deeper study into learned thinking skills would yield more accurate results than just intelligence testing alone. Therefore, I think looking at varying qualities in education would bring a better focus to the problem. As for the simplifying ideologies point - true but there is a difference between missing the forest for the trees and/or getting so lost in details you miss the larger view. Both are essential. Both require more than just lazy thinking. And both clarify the truth of whatever is at hand. There are some people that are just not as sharp at one thing, but they will likely be adept at another thing. When it comes to social literacy - a particular skill set (such as critical thinking skills) is necessary. But those skills can be learned. Another crucial set of skills, in my opinion, is emotional intelligence which also can be learned. I think as a culture we don't fully realize the value of a solid education.”
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Michelle Obama 'Tonight Show' Outfit: Glowing In Gold & Green (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 11:47:45 in Style

“If she was our first lady while I was a teenager, my life might have turned out differently (for the better). Michelle is such an inspiration. So much class and poise, but still remains genuine.”