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50 Successful Marijuana Users Who Prove The Person Matters More Than The Plant

50 Successful Marijuana Users Who Prove The Person Matters More Than The Plant

Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 14:46:14 in Politics

“I didn't just experiment rather I smoke the same way some folk use alcohol-I had a problem with booze would get drunk or over the line with alcohol but with pot I never was over the line and no one ever discussed my patterns of usage. Now that I am old I have a medical marijuana card for the pain of arthritis,etc.I often feel like screaming that pot is NOT a drug rather it is a healing herb that some are allergic to.”

Newthron on Apr 19, 2014 at 13:25:55

“Agree and enjoy peacefully.”
The 22 Most Hipster Foods On The Planet

The 22 Most Hipster Foods On The Planet

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 14:49:13 in Taste

“Ha!! And...I am a 66 year old hippie and had a similar comment in mind.”
Democrats Complain To MSNBC About 'Double Standard' On Hosts Speaking At Fundraisers

Democrats Complain To MSNBC About 'Double Standard' On Hosts Speaking At Fundraisers

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 16:47:10 in Media

“I was so excited when MSNBC came on-WOW!! some "liberal noise" whoopee!! Now however I notice the slide into right wing and/or Republican thinking on almost every show. Let Scarborough lead his Republicans my concern is with money folk who are in the middle of getting MSNBC into the barn before someone gets a progressive idea.”
Striking Photos Aim To Redefine 'Natural' Female Beauty

Striking Photos Aim To Redefine 'Natural' Female Beauty

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 18:13:06 in Women

“As an "old hippie" I was delighted to come by this article. I have not shaved at all for around 45 years and I love it although my grand kids think I am weird and I see that my grand daughter is returning to all the feminine ways I left behind.”
Older Americans Shifting Toward The Republican Party: Study

Older Americans Shifting Toward The Republican Party: Study

Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 21:20:22 in Politics

“Only those who live unexamined lives would shift to the right following Obama's election. Are these folks listening to FOX news or some of the independent commentators? The words that I have heard from the right wing are flat out lies and their desire to support the uber- wealthy at the expense of the students, the poor,etc has been stomach turning for me. I have been utterly shocked by the breadth and depth of racism in our culture-ugly and heartbreaking.”
Pat Toomey: Civil Rights Nominee Made 'Mockery' Of Criminal Justice System

Pat Toomey: Civil Rights Nominee Made 'Mockery' Of Criminal Justice System

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 14:27:44 in Politics

“I have been listening to C-PAC. If the Republicans are able to gain ground with their hateful and withering lies regarding Obama I don't know what will happen to my sanity. The lies about Obama are shocking to me as I have been paying attention and I know that Republicans describe their own actions and then say that Obama did it. And then their description of the Koch Brothers, heirs to the great American creation-the John Birch Society- describing the brothers as close to saviors. Really I am past disturbed here this stuff is ugly and to me frightening.”

David Christensen on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:47:19

“It's a giant pat on the back whine fest. Just think about it this way, plenty for the Democrats to use against them in the coming months....if they are smart enough to use it.”
Liza Minnelli Responds To Ellen DeGeneres' Female Impersonator Joke At The Oscars

Liza Minnelli Responds To Ellen DeGeneres' Female Impersonator Joke At The Oscars

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 16:47:56 in Queer Voices

“I am glad that I read these few words-I thought Ellen was being outrageously mean and cruel and the camera & lighting folk were cruel in the way Liza appeared. The idea that Ellen was making a subtle joke is easier on my (limited??) understanding.”
Senate Blocks Obama Civil Rights Nominee For Representing Death Row Inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal

Senate Blocks Obama Civil Rights Nominee For Representing Death Row Inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 16:37:27 in Politics

“The actions of the so-called conservatives frighten me. I fear that there is going to be some type of militaristic shut down or shut out. Progressives and Democrats need to get the word out but alas nothing happens. I was floored by the number of states that have elected Republicans and that have established all manner of "Stand Your Ground" laws.”
Republican Lawmaker Apologizes For Saying Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal

Republican Lawmaker Apologizes For Saying Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal

Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 15:52:05 in Politics

“I must say that apology is not enough. These seem to be the words and thoughts coming from a deep hatred of women. NO! I will not forgive him until I hear new thoughts and words.”
Lion-Hunting U.S. TV Host Has South Africa In An Uproar (PHOTO)

Lion-Hunting U.S. TV Host Has South Africa In An Uproar (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 16:30:14 in Green

“Earlier today I came across an image of the CEO of Go Daddy standing smirking over the body of the elephant he had just brought down. Sickening. This is the consciousness of the high-flying capitalists. I am sorry for us,that we have not yet awakened to our relatedness with all of life.”
Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid

Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid

Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 14:04:13 in Politics

“yes,Lady Cleo. i live hundreds of miles from Texas and i have the same intuition that someone wants the property.
The heart-breaking part of this story though is the militarization of police forces around our country. The day is coming when we will bitterly regret the sale of these weapons of war to local police departments.”
Lucy Eades, Breastfeeding Mom, Puts Woman Who Asked Her To 'Cover Up' In Her Place  (VIDEO)

Lucy Eades, Breastfeeding Mom, Puts Woman Who Asked Her To 'Cover Up' In Her Place (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 19:24:55 in Parents

“YES!! Exactly! Save those breasts for playtime only-more than one young mother has decided against breast feeding for fear that the breasts would no longer appear to be the breasts of a young maiden.”
Richard Cohen's Huma Abedin Column Is Quite Something

Richard Cohen's Huma Abedin Column Is Quite Something

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 22:38:51 in Media

“YES!! Thank you for making this so clear and simple really.”
Obamacare Policy Subsidizing Congressional Coverage Was Chuck Grassley's Idea

Obamacare Policy Subsidizing Congressional Coverage Was Chuck Grassley's Idea

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 16:39:27 in Politics

“That the government will pick up the cost of health care for the Congressional Representatives,Senators and those who work for these people is a simple job related benefit. Rather than go ballistic over this get informed and start working so that if you receive this type of benefit now you will continue to receive it after the new medical coverage is implemented. The place to go ballistic is when hearing those who are wealthy and privileged, who don't want us to have universal coverage because they may stand to lose money from investments. complain about the upcoming changes. We should be ashamed that we have not been able to figure out a way for everyone to have coverage for the times when they are ill or hurt.”

Sprokit on Aug 2, 2013 at 17:04:53

“easy for you to say.. living off the taxpayer. Government workers should be prohibited from unionizing... even FDR was opposed to it. See Detroit?”

UKLLee on Aug 2, 2013 at 16:56:16

“So congressmen can't fend for themselves in an exchange but all the americans who will lose their employer provided healthcare when obamacare kicks in can?”

Chuck134 on Aug 2, 2013 at 16:50:59

“The place to go ballistic is when hearing those who are wealthy and privileged, who don't want us to have universal coverage because they may stand to lose money from investments. complain about the upcoming changes. You mean like 99% of all Congressmen?”
Supreme Court Ethics Act Proposed In Response To Controversial Behavior By Justices Scalia, Thomas

Supreme Court Ethics Act Proposed In Response To Controversial Behavior By Justices Scalia, Thomas

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 12:03:08 in Politics

“Scalia is so ugly in the expression of his belief in his own superiority that I have wondered if he is not having brain issues-dementia??? Thomas is so obviously a "hired gun" that I sometimes feel sorry for him and I do not respect him.
Recently I have heard from all over the "right leaning" land so much contempt and hatred for the progressives that I am shocked. If we,the progressives, came out speaking such gut wrenching judgements our "leaders: would be arrested and imprisoned. The talking heads would be preaching "24/7" about how dangerous the progressives are becoming.”

TruthResearcher on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:13:21

“I'm with you - EXCEPT FOR - I have absolutely no sympathy for Thomas.

And some of those talking heads should be banned from spewing their h8te over our airwaves.”
Joy Behar: 'I Have Another Meeting At CNN'

Joy Behar: 'I Have Another Meeting At CNN'

Commented Jul 31, 2013 at 13:04:14 in Media

“I am guessing that there are many who are paid to write about their hatred of "liberals". I weary of the continual insults and that together with the AOL fear of reading is causing me to daily turn away from Huffington Post. Until AOL took over and started the march for all video and little reading this was usually my first stop of the day but now with the constant video rather than the printed word and the right wing haters and the atheists over on the religion site I only check Huffington every other day or so.”
Hillary Clinton Shows Off New Hair At Lunch With President Obama (PHOTOS)

Hillary Clinton Shows Off New Hair At Lunch With President Obama (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 30, 2013 at 21:02:45 in Style

“I have notoriously "bad hair" and so does Hillary, I take strength from this hoping that I too can still go on to be one of the most important women alive (we are the same age give or take a few months). Some days I have wanted to call her up and say "just pull it back and forget it.". I cringe when folks discuss her hair knowing that this is the very least of what she needs to share with us.”
KTVU Reportedly Fires Employees After Plane Crash Gaffe

KTVU Reportedly Fires Employees After Plane Crash Gaffe

Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 12:41:02 in Media

“Tony-racist is not solely about feeling that white people are the superior race rather the way I used racism here is from a definite tone of ignorance and even cruelty toward the Chinese, even a degrading tone used towards the plane's crew. I still am ashamed of those whom I believe do not even realize that the Chinese have a recorded history that exceeds ours by several thousand years.”
KTVU Reportedly Fires Employees After Plane Crash Gaffe

KTVU Reportedly Fires Employees After Plane Crash Gaffe

Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 08:29:15 in Media

“So the crud goes on. i noticed an entirely different tone when other airlines had trouble and crashed. i am deeply ashamed of us and these firings will not change the racist hearts of so many of us.”

rohrscheibcroh on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:09:46

“you noticed what do you expect schools out”

Fishcakes on Jul 25, 2013 at 23:59:13

“Sometimes it makes me wonder,who are white folks to make fun of other races?
Are they the creators of the human species?,I guess they are.”

Rick in Cincinnati on Jul 25, 2013 at 19:05:48

“Sadly I think you are correct.”

thekcholdingco on Jul 25, 2013 at 18:43:27

“DEAR SPARROW

GET OVER IT. IT WAS NOT RACIST. .. IT WAS BEER ALLEY HUMOR.”

Kevin Smith2 on Jul 25, 2013 at 18:32:13

“Guess you never ate at the now closed HUNG FAR LOW restaurant in Portland?”

pegasusromeo on Jul 25, 2013 at 17:44:06

“When NPR's "Car Talk" credits "Dewey, Cheethum and Howe" as their legal firm, is that racist?

No, it's a play on words. Just like this is.

You disrespect the real issues of racism when you call this stuff racist, which it most certainly is not.”

Judy Kritikos on Jul 25, 2013 at 16:16:52

“Once again, someone jumps on the "racist" bandwagon. Why don't you open the big book called dictionary. Find racism and you'll see that NOTHING in what KTVU did was racist. (1)The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as...
(2) Prejudice or discrimination directed against someone of a different race based on such a belief.
There was nothing about the entire race, nothing hateful directed at a particular group. It was a joke, lighten the mood, nothing directed at a race - since asian (PC is now Pan-Pacific) could refer to Chinese, Korean, Thi, Japanese, Cambodian, Vietnamese - and the list goes on. So - jump off the racism bandwagon, cut them some slack and find another topic worth discussing -like Benghazi scandle, IRS scandle, NSA scandle, Fast N Furious scandle....must I go on?”

natureboy35 on Jul 25, 2013 at 15:35:43

“lighten lady. It was funny ,it wasn't as if they were making fun of the dead.”

Logic Please on Jul 25, 2013 at 11:56:49

“You might want to look up "racist" in the dictionary before using it in a sentence.”

Beatcomber on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:44:44

“Thought police find racism everywhere, others might just find the video funny. You sounde fun to hang out with.”

ChDe on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:18:36

“when there is such a doubel standard, you are right. Look what they did to Paula Dean for comments made 20 years ago!!! There is the outrage here, where is the call for change and action to stop this type of behavior. It is a major failure of the civil liberty industry, who continue to profit off of the proliferation of r@cism and B1gotry”

Tony Wang on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:10:15

“Racist? Come on now. Sum, Ting, and Wong are names that you will hear in San Fran's Chinatown. It's a play on the way the names are pronounced and offensive, but racist, as in demonstrating that the people who made the joke and read it feel that white people are superior to other races?

Hardly.”
Subway Employee Puts His Penis On Sandwich Bread; Another Freezes His Urine At Work (PHOTOS)

Subway Employee Puts His Penis On Sandwich Bread; Another Freezes His Urine At Work (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 14:44:40 in Weird News

“So....who wants to buy Subway for cheap??? This is so set-up! Pleaaase and we are supposed to stop going to Subway now?? And the stock value will "decline".”

Aryeh Melaris on Jul 23, 2013 at 15:08:13

“Short Sell the Stock - put your money where your -ehem, mouth is.”
Cherish Lily Perrywinkle Body Found: Donald James Smith Arrested In 8-Year-Old Girl's Abduction

Cherish Lily Perrywinkle Body Found: Donald James Smith Arrested In 8-Year-Old Girl's Abduction

Commented Jun 23, 2013 at 14:46:33 in Crime

“Thank you and bless you for putting into words the Christian response to this tragedy. Thank you again for taking the time to write out your thoughts.
i imagined that the mother responded out of heart breaking, spirit breaking poverty.”
Paula Deen Defended Southern Attitude Towards Race In Fall 2012 (VIDEO)

Paula Deen Defended Southern Attitude Towards Race In Fall 2012 (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 23, 2013 at 14:20:41 in Black Voices

“OH! 4 is way too young. Light and love to you and your family.”

Sillypaws on Jun 23, 2013 at 23:12:39

“Thank you so much and same to you”
Mitch McConnell: Citizens United Amendment Is An 'Absurd Proposal'

Mitch McConnell: Citizens United Amendment Is An 'Absurd Proposal'

Commented Jun 22, 2013 at 12:14:33 in Politics

“Thank you for your interest in my opinion however you are confirming what i believe already. When a corporation supports a candidate by contributing to a campaign but not directly to the candidate it is not the same as me putting a bumper sticker on my car-it is the size and wealth of the corporation that destroys the idea of nice corps joining in the game. I hesitate to bring this in but Mussolini had words on how fascism comes about through the crowning power of the corporations This is what i am referring to although of course in referring to WW ll in political discussions is considered unfair and lazy it was in reading those words that I realized what wasn't being said by others”

3x on Jun 23, 2013 at 18:23:02

“"When a corporation supports a candidate by contributing to a campaign
but not directly to the candidate it is not the same as me putting a
bumper sticker on my car"

Yes, it is.

The only difference is the amount of money spent.

Who are you to declare that only a certain amount of speech can be had by someone? Are you going to ration it next?

And here's the thing you're not getting - IF you get your way, the government COULD ban you from buying that bumper sticker, regardless of how little you spend on it. Do you not see that?”
Mitch McConnell: Citizens United Amendment Is An 'Absurd Proposal'

Mitch McConnell: Citizens United Amendment Is An 'Absurd Proposal'

Commented Jun 22, 2013 at 10:10:04 in Politics

“If the ACLU agrees that corporations are individuals who can contribute ALL they want to individual campaigns then I say that they are wrong. Corporations would then own our country's political system since corporations are wealthier than we are even in groups.”

3x on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:33:13

“That's not what CU was about.

CU had NOTHING to do with donations to candidate's campaigns. All the legal limits and bans on donations to candidates, on corporations or otherwise, are still in place.

CU said that corporations can SPEND money on their own speech about canndidates, or donate  money to a group that will SPEND it on speech (but not donate it to a candidate).

It's much like the difference between you donating to a candidate and you buying a sign or bumper sticker for that candidate to put in your yard or on your car. Your donation is limited, but you can spend as much as you want on our own speech.”
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