“Why do we keep electing a party in control of the house that is more interested in shutting down the Government than actually working together to run it?”
Kurt Reply on Sep 20, 2013 at 21:42:57
“Passing a bill that funds the government for the next three months is what they passed. How can that even remotely be misconstrued as "shutting down the Government?"
Harry Reid is free to pass his own funding bill, and then send them both to a joint committee where a compromise can be reached. But he is obstructing every single bill out of the House without ever giving them an up or down vote. And the House is the obstructionist?”
“Dr. Anderson and colleagues have shown that playing a lot of violent video games is related to having more aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (Anderson & Bushman, 2001). Furthermore, playing violent games is also related to children being less willing to be caring and helpful towards their peers. Importantly, research has shown that these effects happen just as much for non-aggressive children as they do for children who already have aggressive tendencies (Anderson et al., under review; Gentile et al., 2004).”
“ESRB already enforces the industry INCREDIBLY well. Yes, it's voluntary, but so is the MPAA and the RIAA. As it stands right now, if you look younger than 25 and you walk into a Gamestop to buy an M rated game you WILL get carded. If not the store gets fined, HEAVILY, and the employee could be fired.
Trying to make it against a law (which, I might add has already failed when brought before the Supreme Court in 2011) is not going to do any more than this system does to prevent minors from playing M rated games.
The reason kids get their hands on these games are YOU, the lazy parent who takes no interest in these things and gives your kids whatever they want to shut them up without reading the box!”
“Guys, HBO isn't the enemy here. This is just business. If you want those movies, HBO just became a much better value for you between HBO, HBO On Demand, and HBO Go.
It doesn't mean Netflix is bad, or heroic, or HBO is evil or anything. Sure, exclusivity deals suck for the consumer because we have to pay more, but that's the way it goes sometimes. Get used to this, these companies let Netflix get everything and they'll go out of business.
They're GOING to fight for relevance. It's common sense.”
Ampoliros on Jan 8, 2013 at 00:44:52
“Well if I could subscribe to HBO Go without paying an extra $60 a month for cable I don't want...”
“We are not going to start another war because you don't see any other alternative. Yes, Israel has a lot of enemies around it, but I'm sorry, they haven't exactly been doing themselves any favors lately and calling for military action doesn't help!”
“To everyone who is so fed up with politics that they want to just stay home:
The reason we can't get anything done is because sensible, reasonable people are not voting.
If they were voting, we'd never get the hardline ideological partisan hacks that we have in office.
This is NOT the President's fault. If you voted for Obama and are disappointed that he hasn't gotten enough done for you, then you should take a long hard look at who you voted for Congress. The President can't do squat is Congress decides to block everything.
You wanna throw a bum out of office that isn't doing his job? Look at your local congressman/woman and start THERE. This president's been doing all he can with what little he's fought and scraped for.”
macungieman on Sep 3, 2012 at 10:35:13
“I agree...the looneys come out and vote for Michelle Bachman and the sane stay home. Not voting does nothing to solve the problem.”
“Corporate greed and the detach of profits over all with a complete disregard to social responsibilities (like paying taxes) is the very shortsighted, selfish nonsense that is DESTROYING the global economy in the long term. Reason needs to be restored or we're all going broke.”
“Considering how "One Nation Under God" and "In God We Trust" were added to our public language in 1956, I would say Romney is talking out of his backside and doesn't know damned thing about what the framers' intent actually was.
E pluribus unum, Mitt. E pluribus unum.
There's a history lesson for you.”
“Easier to accuse Reid of lying than releasing the tax returns to prove if he is?
I almost tend to think this is a nonsensical argument, until you start seeing the back and forth accusations on something that is easily proven by simply releasing the tax returns. I've got nothing to hide in mine. The fact that they don't just release them does make it seem like Romney has something to hide in his. I wish he'd release them so we can just move on.”