“It is a completely politicized court and while I agree with the ruling, understand that Roberts had to vote this way in order to prevent the blatent politicization of the court from becoming to obvious to ignore. The Court regularly votes "party line." That is why so many rulings are 5-4 these days.”
“Except for the fact that doctors and lawyers can AFFORD childcare - minimum wage workers cannot.”
Robert SF on Jun 19, 2012 at 15:24:04
“You mean, employed doctors and lawyers, or doctors and lawyers who have savings they can use while they look for work. She has no savings, so if she were magically transformed into a doctor or a lawyer, she would be just as unemployed and income-less as she is now.”
“Why does everyone like to make judgements based on one story (article). Before commenting you should look into the history of the case. The children were taken because of evidence of severe violence in the family. The boy frequently threated to kill people, including his younger sister in a pretty horrific way. Apparently the boy learned this from the father's behavior towards the mother and his philosophy on women. It was NOT about the names, it was about the abuse, neglect, and misogynistic teachings that were taking place in the household.”
“As the mother of a 16 yr. old son and a 19 yr. old son, I can tell you that neither are anywhere near the level of maturity to make any type of "choice" about something like that. I disgusts me more than I could ever put into words. Those who argue that the son was "mature enough" to have consented, obviously have never had teenage boys. You can't even rent a car if you are under the age of 25 in many places, mainly because of the studies that have been done demonstrating that boys' brains typically do not mature until that age.”
“This entire argument is ridiculous anyway. I does not matter where he was born because his mother was a US citizen and anyone born to a US citizen is automatically a citizen. John McCain was born in Panama, but his parents were US citizen's, therefore he is as well. Does no-one know the laws of their own country?? That is what is truly appaling.”
roald on May 21, 2012 at 09:23:55
“You do not know the laws of your own country.
Section 301(g) of the INA states that for birth between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen, is required for physical presence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child. http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2011/04/no-no-no-cnn/
As Stanley Ann Dunham was 18 when she gave birth, she could not pass on her citizenship.
The whole argument is moot because our president was born in Hawaii, making him a naturally born citizen.
tigerqueen on May 21, 2012 at 09:18:37
“You need to learn the laws. I was born on a U.S. Air Force base in Italy to 2 U.S. citizens. I was not automatically a citizen. I had to become one and had to get a Naturalization paper. I think you need to brush up on the laws before spouting off !”
djs8888 on May 21, 2012 at 09:15:56
“Once you understand what a "natural born citizen" is you might understand.”
“I didn't vote for Rubio either. I seriously should move, but hey while I'm here I'll keep on fighting the good fight. I must admit I am ashamed to be one of the rare Floridian's by birth.”
misterzay on Apr 24, 2012 at 14:00:01
“Let's all keep up the good fight and get out the vote on 11/6. If we turn out in force at the polls we will win.
The light at the end of the tunnel dies not have to always be an oncoming train.
KaAp on Apr 24, 2012 at 13:38:51
“I am too and I had this idiot on the other thread who has been in the state for 20 years giving me a lecture on the state. Those of us who are natives (and they are few and far between) must stand up to protect what might be left of our once beautiful state. I am tired of being ashamed, that is why I keep saying to myself Reuben Askew, Graham and Chiles ....”
“As a woman in Florida (born and raised), I can assure you that it is most certainly not a feminist state. Our governor is a white, male, republican as are most of our state legislators. That said, Florida would be a much better state and in the news less if it were, infact, "feminist controlled" as you put it.”
TedEjr on Apr 5, 2012 at 18:32:20
“As a former Floridian, I can state with certainty that mdipary2004 is neither a Floridian, nor a resident of this Universe.
“Perhaps you don't understand schizophrenia. It does NOT effect a person's driving abilities. It is not akin to "temporary insanity." Schizophrenia is the inability to distinguish reality from fantasy. These posts are precisely why people with severe psychological disorders often do not seek treatment. An insane person who commits murder is also a victim. Understanding that does not mean that you cannot have equal or greater compassion for the victims and their families. The world is not black and white and unfortunately sometimes there are no "bad guys" involved, just a horrific situation.”
shipcaptain on Apr 5, 2012 at 09:27:08
“I have an adult daughter with schizophrenia. I disagree with you on the driving point. People with schizophrenia and people taking meds for schizophrenia should never drive, and in many states the DMV will not issue a license to people on certain meds.”
lizp33558 on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:06:33
“she may be a victim of sorts, but we"the public" need to be protected from her forever; the theres the little matter of murders she has commited.”
Mar 29, 2012 at 10:12:20
“We are in Florida (I live in Florida). That is a ridiculous assumption. What leads you to believe he would have his jacket closed? Even if that were true (which is highly doubtful) you would still see discoloration. Even on a red jacket, you are going to notice differences in shade. And where are the signs of ANY injury? And why did Trayvon have no signs of a fight on his hands or arms?”
Mar 29, 2012 at 10:08:52
“Oh yes, and let's not forget that Zimmerman claims he was physically struggling with Trayvon when he shot the kid. Where is the blood spatter. If you are physically touching someone when you shoot them, there is no way to avoid being covered in blood. Again. The video is clear enough to see that there is NO discoloration on Zimmerman's clothing that would indicate so much as a stain.”
Mar 29, 2012 at 10:03:43
“If you've ever had your nose broken then you know that you are going to have blood (and usually lots of it) on the front of your shirt. Where's the blood? The grey shirt shows no discoloration at all. If you have your head bashed into a concrete sidewalk you are going to, at the very least, need some type of bandaging. Where are the bandages? The quality is really not that poor. It is clear enough to see that there are absolutely NO signs of an attack. In addition, are you simply ignoring what the funeral home director said. If this boy had fought Zimmerman in the vicious way Zimmerman claims, there is no way that he would have zero evidence of it on his hands. I do not understand why people like you want to ignore clear evidence. Is it simply that you are racist or is it that you would prefer to bury your head in the sand and pretend our world is all rosy and wonderful?”
“Both of my posts stated VERY CLEARLY the need for this piece of legislation and what it has accomplished so far. I have also already clearly stated what the laws DO NOT cover without this bill. If you cannot understand it at this point then there is no hope. You are either incapable of understanding, a blatent mysogonists, or so brainwashed by the Repubs. that you need to seek treatment immediately.”
“Uhmm, who racked up the most debt?? (Reagan, Bush, W. Bush ring any bells) And please research this topic before posting an incorrect answer.
Oh, and over 1100 anti-women bills across the country in the past year most certainly does not a "contrived 'War on Women'" make. It is very real and if we lay down and let them do this we might as well just call ourselves The United States of Saudi Arabia.”
mrsm00the on Mar 15, 2012 at 22:33:42
“Who racked up the most debt? What does the Treasury Department say? Here's what the national debt was at the end of each fiscal year (September 30). That is, if you can believe what the Treasury Department reports (you know it's currently run by the Democrats).
09/80 (Just before Reagan took office) $907 Billion
09/88 (Just before Bush 41 took office) $2,602 Billion
09/92 (Just before Clinton took office) $4,064 Billion
09/00 (Just before Bush 43 took office) $5,674 Billion
09/08 (Just before Obama took office) $10,024 Billion
Latest figures (March 14, 2012) $15,516 Billion
Looks like Obama takes the prize. $5,500 Billion (for the benefit of the Democrats reading this, that's $5.5 trillion) in only 3 and a half years. And the current debt limit ($16.4 trillion) is expected to be exceeded by the end of this summer. Imagine what it would be if we didn't have a do nothing congress!
Or maybe you have better numbers? I don't hear any bells. Maybe the lights came on for you?”
“What are you talking about??? No!! The bill IS the one passed in 1994. It has to be renewed. The republicans are refusing to RENEW THE BILL because they apparently do not think ALL women need to be protected. Please, please, please READ. Without this bill the law DOES NOT EXIST.”
hapy2day on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:32:23
“All women are protected under existing law. Name me one act of violence not covered under law. Please.”
“No one is asking for free birth control. We simply are saying that insurance, which we pay for, should cover it the way it covers Viagra for men. The problem is that the laws tip the scales towards men; for example, did you know that under the tax code, men can write off health expenses for obtaining a vasectomy, but there are no such write-offs for health expenses specific to women. What you fail to understand is that this is a debate about systematic inequalities between males and females. I often feel as if I have been sucked through a worm hole and have suddenly woken up in the 19th century.”
“Until that act was passed in 1994, many police officers and police departments saw domestic violence as a private matter between a husband and wife. The did not have to arrest the offender, nor was the prosecutor compelled to prosecute the case. In addition, most women in domestic violence situations are too afraid to leave and too afraid to testify against her abuser. This law helped eliminate those complications. These violent men can now be arrested and prosecuted without the victim having to press charges or testify. This law also opened up many options for women that help them get out of these situations that often lead to their deaths. It has saved thousands upon thousands of women since it was enacted. You also seem to ignore the most appalling part: These Republicans apparently think that values can be placed on life based on your immigration status, sexual preference, etc. A human being is a human being and all life is equal regardless of who or what you are. Please do not claim to be a Christian and then say that one person's life is more valuable than another's based on superficial factors.”
hapy2day on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:30:50
“You didn't answer the question.”
ctsdax on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:15:12
“So the bill is unnecessary, as a law already exists.”
“This woman would also argue against "Sharia" law and fears Muslim's taking over, yet she obviously would support Saudi Arabia's ideology of keeping males and females seperate. Do these far right crazies not realize that they continually espouse beliefs that are squarely in-line with Saudie laws and against everything Americans claim to stand for?”
been2there on Feb 14, 2012 at 15:19:03
“They don't think, so no, they don't realize how stupid they are.”
“Reall??? Last I checked, women are better multitaskers than men in general. Many women (like me) work full time, raise children, balance the families finances, and keep the house in good order. Often I have to cook, help with homework, and finish up my own work simultaneously. If I did not know any better I would think I'm back in the 18th or 19th century.”
RAmen69 on Feb 14, 2012 at 15:41:57
“you may be a great multi tasker, but your reading comprehension is lacking. the comment said "poor compartmentalizers and exhibit multitasking more commonly and more comfortably compared to a specialized focus on a single goal"”
“Please do not act as if you have a clue about women. I most certainly do not have "four major phases just like the moon." If you are trying (though ineptly) to refer to the menstration cycle, that has no bearing what so ever on a women's ability to do her job regardless of what that job is. That is the most ridiculous, insulting, naive statement I have heard in a very long time.”