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Theodore Wafer Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Renisha McBride

Theodore Wafer Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Renisha McBride

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 06:12:42 in Black Voices

“Juries don't decide innocence. You don't understand the system at all. "Not guilty" does not mean they think he was innocent. Go back to your day job.”
Americans Doubt Syria Airstrikes Will Accomplish Goals, Polls Find

Americans Doubt Syria Airstrikes Will Accomplish Goals, Polls Find

Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 11:44:44 in Politics

“I'm not against a strike, because Obama is ordering it. If Bush were ordering it, I'd be against it.”

PJ Parker on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:46:55

“Obama can't order a strike because Bush damaged our credibility, and no one is going to believe anything about WMD's until they see it with their own eyes.”

Traditional American 3 on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:46:50

“Liberal logic on display”
Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden Have Early Advantage In 2016 Race, Polls Show

Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden Have Early Advantage In 2016 Race, Polls Show

Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 10:26:32 in Politics

“Reagan was 69. Biden a few days short of 74, Hillary 69 -- these are Election Day figures. You guys must have gone to government public schools.”

WSAY on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:34:55

“Ronald Reagan was president at 78.  Stop focusing so much on age.  Age means wisdom.”
'House of Cards' On Netflix: Inside Intel on Kevin Spacey's Dark Drama

'House of Cards' On Netflix: Inside Intel on Kevin Spacey's Dark Drama

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 19:07:53 in TV

“Just finished all 13 episodes and yes, as usual it isn't as well written or as witty as the original -- which I've seen about four times -- but it was not a horror show like the U.S. version of The Office. Also, i never get tired of watching Kevin Spacy. I saw him at BAM (Brooklyn) do Richard III about 8 months ago and in House of Cards he plays the same character.”

John Genryu on Feb 5, 2013 at 20:58:56

“I like Kevin Spacey. Maybe they should have had him in the US version of Life on Mars.”
Obama's Drug War: After Medical Marijuana Mess, Feds Face Big Decision On Pot

Obama's Drug War: After Medical Marijuana Mess, Feds Face Big Decision On Pot

Commented Jan 26, 2013 at 13:25:27 in Politics

“"I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half pot is a crime and half pot is legal."

Abraham Lincoln, 1858”

freedom1947 on Jan 26, 2013 at 13:32:39

“I'm so confused. Think I'll twist one up?”
On Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Wait For Action From Obama, Democrats

On Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Wait For Action From Obama, Democrats

Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 18:02:58 in Politics

“Name one state that allows recall of representatives or senators from D.C.”

Art Kedzierski on Dec 27, 2012 at 17:25:00

“How about 18: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.”
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Colin Powell Endorses Obama For President

Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 10:06:57 in Politics

“Or that a white could criticize Obama without being a racist.”
Vice Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates On Joe Biden-Paul Ryan Showdown

Vice Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates On Joe Biden-Paul Ryan Showdown

Commented Oct 11, 2012 at 21:21:09 in Politics

“Biden'sgrinningand laughingmakeshim looknuts”

SteveSFM on Oct 11, 2012 at 21:22:45

“To you, I'm sure it does.”
Obama May Do Social Security Reform During Lame Duck Session, Senate Democrats Worry

Obama May Do Social Security Reform During Lame Duck Session, Senate Democrats Worry

Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 10:19:21 in Politics

“Dude, the president can't raise the cap, only congress can. Dream on.”

liberal1991 on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:24:35

“Point taken. I meant if he supported this principle. The CAP is too low.”
'Tonight Show' Lays Off 20 Staffers, Jay Leno Takes Pay Cut

'Tonight Show' Lays Off 20 Staffers, Jay Leno Takes Pay Cut

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 12:44:54 in Comedy

“There can't be another Johnny Carson just as there can't be another Chaplin or Abbott & Costello. People's tastes change, and even though we may think they've changed for the worse, there's no going back to "old-fashioned" personalities and formats. Carson was nothing like Leno and Letterman. He respected his viewers' intelligence and assumed they had basic knowledge of the world. How could somebody like that be a mass success today?”
Nancy Pelosi: 'It Is A Fact' That Somebody Told Harry Reid About Romney Not Paying Taxes

Nancy Pelosi: 'It Is A Fact' That Somebody Told Harry Reid About Romney Not Paying Taxes

Commented Aug 6, 2012 at 10:32:52 in Politics

“By Labor Day you won't be able to see the players through the mud.”

CSDofNM on Aug 6, 2012 at 10:39:08

“The Republican't politics of derision and personal destruction doesn't work when the mud has to be thrown a long way uphill.

There is no moral high ground in Romney's position.”
Bill McMachen Buys Every Single Tax-Foreclosed Home In Macomb County, Michigan

Bill McMachen Buys Every Single Tax-Foreclosed Home In Macomb County, Michigan

Commented Aug 4, 2012 at 16:32:45 in Business

“Yeah, except these are the owners who let their houses go for taxes. But thanks for bringing your very knowledgable deep analysis.”

Shewolf68 on Aug 5, 2012 at 17:21:26

“So long as you are myopic and only looking in Michigan. that rusting rust belt isn't the only scenario.”
Bill McMachen Buys Every Single Tax-Foreclosed Home In Macomb County, Michigan

Bill McMachen Buys Every Single Tax-Foreclosed Home In Macomb County, Michigan

Commented Aug 4, 2012 at 16:31:50 in Business

“Many commenters have no idea what this is about. The local government collects its taxes, and the prior homeowner could've bid in on the tax sale even though he let it get to that point, and any difference between auction price and taxes owed goes, minus some fees, to the original homeowner. That's why this is everywhere property taxes are levied -- every municipality.”

Scott Weiner on Aug 4, 2012 at 17:56:07

“You are correct but no one will listen to you because they don't understand or are angry that a rich guy made some money.”

Dave Adelberg on Aug 4, 2012 at 17:35:29

“Sorry but you have missed the point; this is not about Municipal taxes, this is about profiting from those who couldn't pay their taxes.”

itoldyouso4 on Aug 4, 2012 at 17:26:07

“It's been done this way forever.”
Muhammad Ali At Opening Ceremony: 'The Greatest' Helps Kick Off London Olympics (VIDEO)

Muhammad Ali At Opening Ceremony: 'The Greatest' Helps Kick Off London Olympics (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 06:39:33 in Sports

“So you'd trade your life for his and be in his condition?”
Muhammad Ali At Opening Ceremony: 'The Greatest' Helps Kick Off London Olympics (VIDEO)

Muhammad Ali At Opening Ceremony: 'The Greatest' Helps Kick Off London Olympics (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 06:36:42 in Sports

“Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest and far more dignified and graceful.”

yumster on Jul 28, 2012 at 08:44:18

“You do not know what dignity means. When you stand up for what you believe in, people see you as dignified and full of integrity.”

wonderYrednow on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:41:47

“Not a chance.”
'About Face': Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' Film Focuses On Aging Supermodels

'About Face': Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' Film Focuses On Aging Supermodels

Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 06:34:25 in Fifty

“What about women who were never models or model attractive? Why is it interesting to focus on these people who earned a ton for posing? I don't get the point of the subject. Who cares about aging models' "place" in society? They had a free ride for no good reason in the first place. I will say, though, that we men get better looking with age, or at least no worse.”

persimmon8 on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:18:27

“Men get better looking with age? in your deluded dreams. A few look better with age but in general women take care of themselves and look much better than men....with some years on them.”

happysunshine82 on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:50:48

“Men (hopefully) get smarter as they age, but no better looking. Balding scalps and pot bellies, despite urban legend, aren't drawing the women to them in droves.”

chelledc on Jul 28, 2012 at 08:59:20

“I tihink the point is if these women who got a "free ride" feel forgotten and pushed aside by society imagine how the average woman feels. It doesn't matter your status women seem to feel the same way about aging and when the main focus is your face it has to hit you hard when the one looking back at you is not the one recorded on film.

Women who are not model attractive or were never models tend to feel the same way if they did not bother to find the good in themselves and focused too much attention on the outside. I don't know too many average women who don't focus attention on their outside appearance and lament the signs of aging that men don't seem to care as much about becaus ethey are contantly told that they look better with age.”

Strywever on Jul 28, 2012 at 08:50:51

“These women were valued mostly for their beauty, and when they lost that they had to learn what else was valuable. I think many women struggle with that a bit. I was beautiful as a young woman, and now, at 54, I think I would be called "attractive" -- but I'm not beautiful anymore, which is reinforced daily. I walk through a grocery store, and younger men notice me at first. But when they get a closer view, their looks of disappointment are almost comical!

But compared to some of the women in the article, I think I'm fortunate in that when I was young, I didn't grasp that beauty automatically bestowed power. So I never learned to depend on it and valued myself for other reasons -- my intelligence and ability to learn quickly, my optimistic outlook, my resilience and adaptability, my compassion and belief in the intrinsic goodness of people, and so on. I enjoyed being beautiful, but it wasn't the characteristic that defined me, as it was for these women.

Hubby and I have a 24-yo daughter now, and she is very beautiful and brilliant. I hope and think that the way we raised her helps her keep her beauty in perspective, and it seems to me that she values herself for the right reasons -- the reasons that will last throughout her lifetime. Because as we all know, beauty fades quickly.”

stsimonskp on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:35:45

“It is curious to me that men rather consistently think they look fine "no worse" when they get old. I have read that husbands observe the aging process on their wives but not on themselves, thus the need sometimes to cast off the old wife for a new one. She is, in essense, a man's mirror. But I think generally you will find younger women occasioanlly attracted to older men for their perceived money/power. But it's not for your looks , dudes....check out your hairy ears and nostrils, your beer paunches, but lucky you for still thinking you are hot. Maybe women are just less deluded about the aging process.”

NevaforLeadership on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:08:05

“You wish, Rodger -- that the men get better looking with age.

Frankly, I see very few that turn heads: out of shape, jellied, and these days, with no manners or conversation to boot.

Then there are those few who do turn heads, aren't embarrassed to open a door for a woman, talk about what they have read, exercise and are inclusive -- just as there are those few woman who turn heads.

The majority of men and women are whitewashed in the pack, without the discipline to gain that pride of place.

Actually, the president comes to mind as a head turner: charming, inclusive, intelligent, well read, in shape, and with old-fashioned manners. He's not into fashion and beauty creams, but he's an example of how any clothes look just fine on toned bodies -- and I believe he's quit smoking.”

lajl on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:51:25

“Actually I think it's more a metaphor on all aging women in America. I believe in our society as you age you begin to become invisible and become observer and not the observed. Unlike men who have no menopause, no age stigma, women do have to reinvent themselves
in their second half. Sucks for sure, but that is just the way it is.”
Muhammad Ali At Opening Ceremony: 'The Greatest' Helps Kick Off London Olympics (VIDEO)

Muhammad Ali At Opening Ceremony: 'The Greatest' Helps Kick Off London Olympics (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 06:06:38 in Sports

“Here's a question for you: would you rather be Ali, or yourself in good health? I vote for health, even conceding his life when healthy was infinitely more interesting/exciting than mine.”

Antikytera on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:19:33

“What a strange question. I admire alot of people but being them.. no thanks, maybe experience anothers mind would be enlightening, but would possibly be disconserting for my own self ;)”

Oakland on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:28:28

“Sooner or later, we all get sick and/or die.”
Ann Romney: We've Given 'All You People Need To Know' About Family Finances

Ann Romney: We've Given 'All You People Need To Know' About Family Finances

Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 15:59:20 in Politics

“Guess Obama will win for sure.”

blacklace382 on Jul 19, 2012 at 16:00:43

“He has my vote!”
George Zimmerman: Stand Your Ground Laws Unknown To Him When He Shot Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman: Stand Your Ground Laws Unknown To Him When He Shot Trayvon Martin

Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 13:15:43 in Black Voices

“thanks, you saved me the trouble -- they're all legal beagles on these forums”

TheyCallMeLtKelso on Jul 19, 2012 at 13:34:58

“Normal people don't defend ruthless violent killers.”

beverlyamy1 on Jul 19, 2012 at 13:25:22

“well said and fanned,they know it all.”

BreezyinVA on Jul 19, 2012 at 13:22:38

“The police and Zim's brother said that Zim was not officially NW. He had never been trained. In fact he was a nuisance, calling them a lot about this and that. This was on the news the night before he initially turned himself in when his brother was interviewed.

So that makes him a vigilante. Anyone trained for NW knows it is eyes and ears only. No pursuit.”
Mitt Romney Ties It Up In Virginia: Poll

Mitt Romney Ties It Up In Virginia: Poll

Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 11:10:31 in Politics

“If we're stupid, how come we run the world?”

coopdog on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:30:00

“You just proved my point, didn't have to look far.......”

coopdog on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:28:38

“You just proved my point!!!”

sarabeezknees on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:24:34

“Wow. Guess you just proved how stupid you are.”

fricodam on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:19:56

“What are you smoking?”

imfedup on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:16:25

“Everything you touch in your life every day was made in China.

Now, you were saying?”

Sad But True on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:13:05

“You proved how stupid you are by actually suggesting that we "run the world".”
National Review Online Calls For Mitt Romney To Release Tax Returns

National Review Online Calls For Mitt Romney To Release Tax Returns

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 18:28:12 in Politics

“So he releases the returns, and attention turns back to Obama's economy.”

Keo on Jul 17, 2012 at 18:36:07

“The economy is growing. Distrust of Romney is growing.”

American In Chicago on Jul 17, 2012 at 18:34:25

“So, why doesn't he release them? Whatever he is hiding must be quite damaging, don't you suppose?”

TheOuroborus on Jul 17, 2012 at 18:32:45

“Really? Obama's economy? Have you checked to see what the GOP lead Congress has done for the country lately? Well, aside from blocking a repeal of Citizens United and trying to actually DESTROY our government from the inside.

"Corporations are people, my friend."”

xlntcat on Jul 17, 2012 at 18:32:17

“Apparently, Romney knows his returns are so damaging that the "attention" will remain in his own back yard.”

doubtfull on Jul 17, 2012 at 18:31:33

“Wishing don't make it so.”

timbohp on Jul 17, 2012 at 18:31:22

“Sure, that is why Romney isn't entusiastic about showing his taxes, cuz the attention will move back to Obama.

Ok, whatever!”

Major Nikon on Jul 17, 2012 at 18:30:22

“Because surely there won't be anything damaging in those returns, yes?

Do you even bother reading what you write?”
Tax Hike For Rich Supported By Plurality Of Americans: Poll

Tax Hike For Rich Supported By Plurality Of Americans: Poll

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 06:37:30 in Politics

“It is TOO fair.”

Asal Cliste on Jul 17, 2012 at 06:38:20

“No it is not.  How many times you wanna go 'round this circle?”
Tax Hike For Rich Supported By Plurality Of Americans: Poll

Tax Hike For Rich Supported By Plurality Of Americans: Poll

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 06:36:52 in Politics

“I've haven't been so proud of my fellow Americans for years. Just think, they support higher taxes for other people.”

CountryBeforeParty on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:00:13

“You should be proud. The American people want all citizens to be held accountable and do their part.”

bgreston on Jul 17, 2012 at 06:41:28

“Great you are coming around. You forgot to add "for other people" who are the 1% that controls over 90% of the economy and practice trick-me-down economics.”
A Thousand Cuts: Austerity Measures Devastate Communities Around The World

A Thousand Cuts: Austerity Measures Devastate Communities Around The World

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 10:41:05 in Politics

“Oh, so austerity in the Cayman Islands would be good?”

TimTim17 on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:43:00

“What a wonderful patriot you are...to the Cayman Islands. ”
A Thousand Cuts: Austerity Measures Devastate Communities Around The World

A Thousand Cuts: Austerity Measures Devastate Communities Around The World

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 10:40:31 in Politics

“A teeny tiny part. The tax raise is pushed as politics, and as a feel-good measure. For budgets, it won't change much of anything.”

duegger on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:24:55

“Yes, it is a small part, but, we should expect those that benefit the most from our system should also be the leadership of our society to show the way. If we are all to suffer, let them show by example how they are willing to contribute”
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