“This writer is placing a lot of blame on Prince. Cecil cheated on his mother. He gambled away Prince's childhood home. Cecil is a gambling addict that caused a lot of hurt on his family.
Everyday for five years, I drove by Cecil's Melbourne, FL house where Prince grew up. In the brick driveway was the words "Big Daddy". As the house slipped into foreclosure because Cecil owed millions to Atlantic City casinos, the weeds took over "Big Daddy". A perfect metaphor for how addiction destroys a family.
So painting Prince as ungrateful to his father for his talent is unfair.”
“The government does pay for football uniforms. High school and public universities pay for the uniforms. Private universities pay for their students. I don't get his analogy at all.”
elhalcon11 on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:19:28
“I live in NJ where our property taxes are some of the highest in the country and thereby we do pay for high school and college sports programs and their equipment. Maybe if the federal gov't took over this program as well as they are trying to take of healthcare, my property taxes would go down by a great deal.”
“Freedom of speech. You have the right to write this article. He has the right to talk about his God. The difference is he isn't asking your employer to shut you up.
Don't watch a show that eavesdrops to get candid actions behind the huddle if it upsets you so. Whatever Tebow says between his team is his, his teammates and the Broncos business. Not some viewer.of a TV show listening in.
Freedom of speech is tolerating speech you don't like. Debate the existence of God or whether He is actively helping Tebow but it is terrible that you want to shut him up. Who's next on your list?”
Razpooten on Jan 29, 2012 at 18:54:16
“What they say or do in the huddle is obviously their secret; what he does in front of millions is another thing.”
Spanky231 on Jan 29, 2012 at 18:41:42
“Direct and correct. It seems that free speech only applies if you are saying something others agree with otherwise they are offended. F&F.”
katmeyster on Jan 29, 2012 at 18:09:32
“There are two principles from the Constitution here: freedom of speech and separation of church and state. While Tebow is not representing the state per se, there is much government subsidy and funding involved in football. The games are often aired over public airwaves. Since he is not being asked to stop, then he is tacitly representing the entire organization in his religious fervor. While I consider freedom of speech somewhat more important, there is a balance of civil liberties in play here.
For me one of the main problems is that he is an evangelical christian aligned with James Dobson and Focus on the Family (and his new venture) a highly right-wing political arm that abuses religion and promotes hate.”
Ruth1966 on Jan 29, 2012 at 17:19:56
“well stated, StayClassie!! Fanned faved. Tebow isn't the first NFL player to this..Reggie White and Kurt Warner were "tebowing" when Tim was in grammar school!!”
TheEndTimes on Jan 29, 2012 at 16:56:40
Tomtom2 on Jan 29, 2012 at 16:44:48
“It's not about free speech. It's about the bible.
Jesus says: But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. M 6.6”
rantyraid on Jan 29, 2012 at 16:42:33
yemaya on Jan 29, 2012 at 16:29:41
“good point. I think the sport has lost a few fans because of the increase in fundie religiosity and its displays on the field. People pay good money to watch them play not pray, but that's just me. Free speech and all that.......”
“The only difference between these Marines and the greatest generation fighters is they have cameras. If you don't think it's a human response to take your anger out on those who killed your brothers in arms better start working on a robot army or volunteer yourself.
So even a broken clock is right twice a day and Perry is right. They lost their cool and should be reprimanded. Better yet, bring them home.
But until then, War Happens!”
Feenicks007 on Jan 15, 2012 at 11:13:12
“I served and can tell you honestly that you are completely wrong.”
upthewazooforus on Jan 15, 2012 at 11:05:25
“I've been to such a place, 40 years ago, and there is no excuse for giving up your humanity and dignity to commit such an act. Yes, it's a response, but not "human". As your username says, they should "stayclassie".”
nvrbl on Jan 15, 2012 at 10:47:53
“War doesn't "happen". Men wage war. These soldiers are men who are going to come home and be reintegrated into society. One of the reasons there is so much discipline in the service is to help the soldiers to keep their humanity in inhuman circumstances. There is a code of conduct to be followed in the military and consequences when it is not.”
Rachel Slur on Jan 15, 2012 at 10:45:29
“oh I totaly agree with you. we need to encourage our military to abandon all pretense of discipline. Perry/Alqaeda 2012!”
“The fact she wants to identify with John Wayne's patriotism is telling. John Wayne did not enlist and took deferments to benefit his studio. While Jimmy Stewart, Henry Ford and Glenn Miller did the ultimate patriotic duty, Wayne just pretended to fight.”
Passenger57 on Jun 28, 2011 at 09:54:59
“I know their names are quite similar, but gosh, mixing John Wayne and John Wayne GACY? Now there's something you want to stick the landing to...!”
cjjanis on Jun 28, 2011 at 09:27:32
“Right you are! General James Stewart...........think about that one what a great man.”
“Just because you are a great athlete doesn't mean you a good singer. They are probably afraid of sounding like Roseanne Barr. This article makes a lot of assumptions and when you assume you know what that does.”
“You can get much lower than minimum wage line cook at BK on the social economic level. And in these days even going out to eat at BK means he probably has a job. Someone blogged that he was a cop. Maybe he gave the cook a ticket. As a person who worked for Dunkin Donuts when I was younger customers treat fast workers like dirt (though I never sought revenge like this fellow did).”
“Publicj -- what facts are you refering to? The only facts in this story is a white server spit in the food of a black customer. No other details were given. Sad to say it is not uncommon for servers to do this for a variety of reasons. Why did you jump to the conclusion it was race related? My guess it is more class related. A minimum wage worker "getting even" with someone from a higher economic class looking down on him.”
publicj on Feb 3, 2010 at 13:35:38
“You just stated the facts for me and your "class" argument doesn't hold water considering the article doesn't mention the Black man's occupation.”
“Sorry -- I refered to Denny's because it was the last eatery accussed of racism because of bad service. But if you been to Denny's everyone gets bad service. 15% of the grand slam doesn't buy a lot motivation.”
KIVPossum on Feb 3, 2010 at 03:53:07
“Yeah, Denny's got a bad rap about racism. They aren't. They don't give service to anyone. Color isn't a factor.”
“It doesn't have to be racist. Everyone gets crappy service at Denny's! Maybe this guy was a jerk. Maybe they tried to serve him cold fries and he sent them back. Sometimes when you send food back the wait staff add extra protein. Most likely they did it not because he was black, but they are bitter minimum wage workers just mad at an unhappy customer.”
ismaris on Feb 3, 2010 at 02:27:24
“Are you saying that workers at Denny's also spit in food? I thought this happened at the home of the Whopper.”
CologneCitizen on Feb 3, 2010 at 02:00:44
“I agree, we simply don't know if he was a jerk or not. The race card is pulled all the time. IMO racism is kept alive and well from a higher level. It keeps people divided, gives poor white people someone to look down on and distracts from the major issues.”
TeeLolly on Feb 3, 2010 at 01:48:14
“But then again, it could have been because he was black ...”
“As the head of the executive branch he can't serve on a jury. Seperation of powers. Too bad they don't teach civics anymore.”
socciforcongress on Jan 24, 2010 at 21:26:47
“Nice try, maybe YOU should take that Civics class becasue your analysis is off. Seperation of powers is applicable when laws are decided or made. Not the case here. Obama, like any juror would hear the facts and apply them to the law. Good thing you're not on the jury!”
Tlanice on Jan 24, 2010 at 21:07:01
“well, since his name was pretty much drawn out of a computerized hat, they wouldn't have known that. Names are random and then notices are just sent. No one actually double checks anything.”
“Leno actually had primetime programing to promo and lead-in to his show.
He tanked local news and he tanked Conan.
Letterman completely trashed Leno on his show tonight. "Mavis, get me some motoroil!"”
ewj1 on Jan 14, 2010 at 15:11:30
“Let's look at the facts of the last two years Leno was on. His numbers lost 16% from news. Conan is losing 29% of the audience, which is why he comes in 4/5 in many major markets being beat by shows like the Closer.”
“Johnny Carson told Letterman to walk because how NBC treated him. Conan should remember this sage advice from the real King of Late Night. Fox's primetime lead-in should do him well.”
logic63 on Jan 11, 2010 at 21:31:08
“Fox prime time lead in are people who wouldn't understand or appreciate Conans humor. Their audience are the uptight christian right and they won't know what the he.. he's joking about and they will get their panities in a wad over his skits and such. Maybe he will bring back Triumph to p..p on them.”