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Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets Star, Becomes First NBA Player To Join Gay Rights Sports Group

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets Star, Becomes First NBA Player To Join Gay Rights Sports Group

Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 15:11:10 in Gay Voices

“What's up? Still denying that Faried is a star?”
NRA: Gun Activists 'Crossed The Line' With 'Weird' And 'Scary' Protests

NRA: Gun Activists 'Crossed The Line' With 'Weird' And 'Scary' Protests

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 16:31:39 in Politics

“The NRA can try to distance itself from these folks, but who's going to buy it? With its historic advocacy of open-carry laws and constant bleating about "good guys with guns" being the sure remedy for "bad guys with guns," the NRA cannot credibly claim it has not influenced these gun-toting diners.

And besides, these people are likely to be members of the NRA, too, and the organization hasn't exactly demonstrated the finesse that will be required to simultaneously chide them and keep them revved up.”

PhloxJeana on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:23:59

“Oh, I think everybody sees through the NRA at this point. But the only way change is ever going to occur is if enough people feel their own well-being is at stake. The best chance we stood for ending this insanity was Sandy Hook. But our elected representatives voted for their lobbiest's interests, directly opposite of what their constituents wanted. So in order to effect change, there has to be a lobby and voting bloc that's more important lobby than the NRA.”
NRA: Gun Activists 'Crossed The Line' With 'Weird' And 'Scary' Protests

NRA: Gun Activists 'Crossed The Line' With 'Weird' And 'Scary' Protests

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 14:04:14 in Politics

“I hope open-carry "activists" continue their shrewd strategy of descending en masse upon restaurants.

If they do, I think it's inevitable that the vast majority of customers will find such displays repulsive, and decide not to patronize businesses that allow them. To avoid alienating their customers, these businesses will prohibit guns inside their establishments.

The NRA might then feel compelled to launch a P.R. campaign to convince restaurants that having large groups of people carrying guns into their businesses is a good thing. Look forward to that.”

PhloxJeana on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:47:15

“And that's why they're now distancing themselves from the people who were just taking advantage of the policies that the NRA pushed through. Like you, I want to see more people demonstrating how crazy the open carry laws are. When individuals start to feel as though their lives or their children's lives may be at risk doing something as ordinary as dining out, then these laws will shift towards sanity.”
The Best Fish And Seafood Taco Recipes To Try This Summer

The Best Fish And Seafood Taco Recipes To Try This Summer

Commented May 30, 2014 at 13:09:53 in Taste

“Ah, I get you know. Yep, it's a long-time euphemism. In fact, there's a restaurant chain known as Taco Del Mar that was quite the source of amusement for my friends and me when we first heard of it.”
The Best Fish And Seafood Taco Recipes To Try This Summer

The Best Fish And Seafood Taco Recipes To Try This Summer

Commented May 29, 2014 at 18:28:19 in Taste

“A lot of people genuinely share the sentiment you expressed in your first comment. I know, because I've encountered them. As a result, it's far from obvious that your first comment is a joke.

But I'll take you at your word.”

jgw845 on May 29, 2014 at 19:22:22

“It originates from an old, very politically incorrect references to lady parts.

Several of the recipes in the article sound wonderful, but I just couldn't resist the (to me) obvious joke.”
Daniel Ellsberg Thinks 'Very Much Less' Of John Kerry For His 'Despicable' Snowden Comments

Daniel Ellsberg Thinks 'Very Much Less' Of John Kerry For His 'Despicable' Snowden Comments

Commented May 29, 2014 at 18:17:17 in HuffPost Live 321

“Snowden's actions defy simple, black-and-white judgments. Although plenty of people do it, he cannot be summarily categorized as either a hero or a scoundrel.

Although he clearly violated the law, that does not represent the totality of the story. The crucial question Snowden has raised is when one discovers evidence that the U.S. government itself is breaking the law, and indeed committing acts that are unconstitutional, what is the ethical thing to do?

Is it ethical to ignore these acts, and thereby become complicit in them? Or is it ethical to expose the wrongdoing?

There are no easy answers, much as some would like to contend there are.”
The Real Reason Hipsters Love PBR

The Real Reason Hipsters Love PBR

Commented May 29, 2014 at 15:43:21 in Business

“I can accept that for non-hipsters. For hipsters, no.”
The Real Reason Hipsters Love PBR

The Real Reason Hipsters Love PBR

Commented May 29, 2014 at 11:59:23 in Business

“Gee, I'm so grateful that some bona fide scholars have definitively established that "radiating a sense of autonomy" explains PBR's appeal.

Without their solid research, the less discerning among us might have attributed PBR's "improbable cool" to other factors, like groupthink, conformity, mindless devotion to trends or a desperate need to meet transient standards of hipness.”

Jessica Lutseck on May 29, 2014 at 15:10:56

“Or you know, because it was the best cheap beer available, and used to be union made.”
Margaret Sullivan Takes Down New York Times' Review Of Glenn Greenwald's Book

Margaret Sullivan Takes Down New York Times' Review Of Glenn Greenwald's Book

Commented May 29, 2014 at 11:38:36 in Media

“I see your catch of the day is red herring.

Nowhere in her column did Ms. Sullivan say it was "wrong" for Mr. Kinsley to say what "he felt" about Mr. Greenwald's book.

Obviously, a reviewer's purpose is to express how he or she feels about a book. Ms. Sullivan did not dispute that essential intent. Rather, she criticized the merits of Mr. Kinsley's opinions and the premises upon which he based them.

See the difference?”
Fox News Sees 12-Year Low In Key Demo During May

Fox News Sees 12-Year Low In Key Demo During May

Commented May 28, 2014 at 18:41:58 in Media

“As part of the faithful Fox flock, you would be expected to express your slavish devotion to and affection for your network.

But by any measuring stick, this is not a "major" story. It's not even positioned that way on this site. That you have to offer this straw man shows the strain of your trying to gin up righteous indignation over a nonexistent slight.”
Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Commented May 28, 2014 at 11:33:49 in Entertainment

“I see you and the shooter have something in common: a misplaced and overly inflated self-regard.

No one disputes that pop culture has influence. But that self-evident fact is so broad and general that it offers nothing to help determine what caused this guy to go on his shooting spree, or to prevent anyone else from doing the same.

Plenty of people "speculate" about the impact of pop culture, like sociologists. However, even they disagree -- and they at least try to give their "findings" a veneer of authority by conducting surveys and asserting "statistical significance."

Ms. Hornaday is entitled to her speculation, as are you to agree with it. Similarly, I am entitled to assess and dismiss it as half-baked conjecture extracted from her nether regions.”
Blind Football Player Makes Top College Team, Proves 'There's Nothing You Can't Accomplish'

Blind Football Player Makes Top College Team, Proves 'There's Nothing You Can't Accomplish'

Commented May 28, 2014 at 10:57:23 in Good News

“Yeah, because all involve the same degree of knowledge, training, skills and consequences.”
Reagan-Appointed Judge Wants to Legalize Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, LSD

Reagan-Appointed Judge Wants to Legalize Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, LSD

Commented May 27, 2014 at 19:12:46 in Politics

“What's up, Reaganauts?”
CNN Removes Post About Giant Asteroid Colliding With Earth

CNN Removes Post About Giant Asteroid Colliding With Earth

Commented May 27, 2014 at 18:26:05 in Media

“I'm surprised that CNN President Jeff Zucker didn't say that because the asteroid story attracted more than 200,000 views, he "feels really good about the journalism."

That was his defense of his network's coverage of the missing Malyasian airliner.”
Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Commented May 27, 2014 at 17:43:24 in Entertainment

“With what?”

Matt Lindner on May 27, 2014 at 18:05:28

“Nobody gets a joke anymore...

I primarily disagree with the first two paragraphs and the second sentence of the third. If it's obvious that we're influenced by pop culture, why not speculate as to the extent of its impact? What's wrong with being more aware?”
Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Commented May 27, 2014 at 17:05:49 in Entertainment

“Of course, we're all influenced by our environment and society, including pop culture. But that is a meaningless statement of the obvious, devoid of insight, practicality or usefulness.

Your imagined profundity and wisdom in cautioning those less aware than you to "step back" and appreciate pop culture's "powerful force" is just that -- imagined.

Rodger was a deeply disturbed individual whose mental state left him unable to differentiate between right and wrong. Even if he had watched only "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "The Muppets," he still would have committed his horrible deeds.

No one will ever know precisely what led Rodgers to his rampage. That Ms. Hornaday believes her unfounded speculation is worthy of merit -- not to mention smug confidence -- doesn't change that.”

Matt Lindner on May 27, 2014 at 17:39:32

“I disagree.”
Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Denounce Washington Post Critic For Elliot Rodger Connection [UPDATE]

Commented May 27, 2014 at 16:27:27 in Entertainment

“That you elevate Hornaday's fanciful, evidence-free musings to a "theory" tells us all we need to know about the soundness of your "thinking."”

lebari762 on May 27, 2014 at 18:57:07

“LOL - ok”
Cliven Bundy Leaves The Republican Party

Cliven Bundy Leaves The Republican Party

Commented May 27, 2014 at 14:06:29 in Politics

“According to the Associated Press story linked in this article, Bundy and his wife signed their registration forms with the Independent American Party "to the cheers of supporters."

That should tell you all you need to know about the Independent American Party.”
8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

Commented May 23, 2014 at 18:47:58 in Taste

“If you lived in a town that actually features a "Bacon Week," like I do, you'd understand.”
8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

Commented May 23, 2014 at 16:42:08 in Taste

“When someone behaves as if he or she deserves a medal for his or her food preferences, I don't have to assume that they are obnoxious and full of themselves in this one, narrow regard. It speaks for itself.

They may otherwise be exemplary human beings who are model parents, kind to animals and snappy dressers. But I didn't say anything about that, did I?”
Federal Judges Now Seeing The Simple Truth About Gay Marriage: It's A Matter Of Love And Equality

Federal Judges Now Seeing The Simple Truth About Gay Marriage: It's A Matter Of Love And Equality

Commented May 23, 2014 at 16:24:45 in Politics

“I didn't know that. I have to imagine that both he and Dubya are dismayed by both of these decisions by Judge Jones.”

TanzaniaTeacher on May 23, 2014 at 16:56:35

“I'm sure they are and that's fine by me.”
8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

Commented May 23, 2014 at 13:49:54 in Taste

“I like all of the stuff on this list, too. But my comment was not a criticism of the food, or even people who like them.

It was aimed at people who think they are special or distinctive for liking them, and feel compelled to let others know that they are.

Maybe you've been fortunate enough not to encounter these pretentious types. Or maybe they don't annoy you. I was merely expressing my contempt for them, but would not presume to tell you or anyone else how to feel about them.”

ABQtopes on May 23, 2014 at 13:58:49

“A pretentious person is a person, not a type. I would never make an assumption about someone based on their ethnicity, and I surely wouldn't assume anything based on someone's food preferences, other than that's what they wanted to eat.”
8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

Commented May 23, 2014 at 13:03:35 in Taste

“I view these "other people" with the same contempt. I didn't cite them because they weren't the topic of this piece.”
Federal Judges Now Seeing The Simple Truth About Gay Marriage: It's A Matter Of Love And Equality

Federal Judges Now Seeing The Simple Truth About Gay Marriage: It's A Matter Of Love And Equality

Commented May 23, 2014 at 12:50:04 in Politics

“The first judge cited in this piece, U.S. District Judge John Jones, is notable for another ruling:

He presided in the landmark Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case in 2005. In that case, he ruled that the teaching of intelligent design in public school science classes is unconstitutional.

Something else about Jones that might be surprising? He was appointed by Dubya.”

TanzaniaTeacher on May 23, 2014 at 15:35:16

“And, he was nominated to the bench by Rick Santorum.”
8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

8 Foods That Never Belonged To Hipsters In The First Place

Commented May 23, 2014 at 11:22:52 in Taste

“It's inevitable that some posters will respond with hostility and indignation to Ms. Spiegel's piece, but I'm fairly certain it's because it struck close to home.

On the other hand, I commend Ms. Spiegel for delivering a much-deserved slap down to these smug, officious bores. They drone on about their dietary choices as if they are a badge of honor, when they actually are displaying a superiority complex.

While they may believe their incessant self-hosannas elevate them above the masses, I find them tedious and obnoxious.”

ABQtopes on May 23, 2014 at 13:25:43

“Who's a smug officious bore? Those who believe folks' food choices inspire a "much-deserved slap down"? I like kale. I like pickles. I live in NM, and tacos are more a staple for us here than PB/J. I prefer local "craft beer" simply because it tastes better than "domestics". Plus, I like to support local businesses, as we all should.

Be careful in your zealous anti-hipsterism. It's appearing more "hipster" every day.”

EGreener on May 23, 2014 at 12:18:14

“But what about the other people who boast about their "superior" dietary choices?
The Everyman meatatarians who take pride in eating 3 steaks and the closest thing they get to vegatables is fries and ketchup. The vegans who believe that food shouldn't involve the suffering of animals. Health nuts who scrutinize at every nutrition label before putting anything in their cart. Beige Foodies who can't stand any food with a modicon of color or flavor and make dinner outtings impossible. Why does one dietary lifestyle deserve a slap and not others when they're all guilty of viewing their way as the best way?”
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