“Bigotry in the name of religion is still bigotry.”
bertnernie229 on Jul 19, 2012 at 18:07:02
“Bullying in any form is still bullying. Name calling just shows how shallow we are.”
Joker1969 on Jul 19, 2012 at 18:03:17
“just because I don't agree with you doesn't make me a bigot. I don't HAVE to like you or anything you stand for.”
conscioushope on Jul 19, 2012 at 17:47:18
“Oh, I like that, Stu!”
pioneerdad13 on Jul 19, 2012 at 17:39:25
“Freedom of speech in the name of your beliefs is still freedom of speech. Just because you disagree you label someone a bigot? Put down your Playgirl magazine and read the constitution homo.”
redwhitenblueback on Jul 19, 2012 at 17:27:20
“Stu Baby, U R a Bigot to Religious People with your comment.
My goodness people two sides to everything, Gay marriage in the name of wanting to be accepted, are two different things. That is all they really what the gay community wants acceptence, they use marriage as an excuse, and they are bigots to anyone against them.”
“I dont think you understand the history Big Ben has.”
daksmom on May 6, 2012 at 17:38:31
“Why make that remark when he has the reputation he has? He's not a very nice person off the field. If he were, he wouldn't have had sex assault charges brought against him, and if memory serves me, it wasn't just one charge, either.”
“Brendan Burke was an amazing young man whose life ended much too soon. This effort is the perfect way to honor a young man who loved hockey. Brendan will live on in the hearts of Miami fans everywhere.”
“I wonder how many of those criticizing you have walked in your shoes? I've been there and done that twice, with my grandfather and mother. I too found visiting very difficult and left depressed and angry.
Critics should also note that "five years" was hyperbole; she wrote that it was actually more like two.
As a cousin who went through the same thing with his father advised me "Sometimes you just have to laugh at it all". Hang in there, see your grandfather when you want to and try to enjoy your time with him. I wish I had approached it that way; you still can.”
“Everyone, you included, point out Ms. Thomas' age as if that is somehow a mitigating factor in her comments. I would contend that one doesn't become a bigot as one ages; her comments reflect long held beliefs. You are using her outrageous remarks to launch an argument on another topic, most likely because you can't defend the indefensible.”
HalEBurton on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:06:38
“Stick to the hit 'run posts. Debate should be left to adults.”
brt929 on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:35:03
“Everyone, you included, point out Ms. Thomas' age as if that is somehow a mitigating factor in her comments. I would contend that one doesn't become a bigot as one ages; her comments reflect long held beliefs.
I didn't know that Thomas had a history of being so candid about her beliefs, but I still believe her age has something to do with it as well.
Wait until you care for an elderly parent or grandparent, you will be shocked what comes out of their mouths.”
h23154 on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:26:54
“It's actually common knowledge among those in the field that one of the signs of dementia is that people lose their inhibitions to say this type of thing. They do not become a bigot as they age, they simply start to lose control over their ability not to demonstrate it.”
gayleg on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:09:46
“I guess if Helen Thomas was a bigot, you might have a point.
But she's not, so you don't.”
Lon on Jun 9, 2010 at 09:26:07
“I am not sure why you think he was distracting from the fact that he could not defend her views. He was quite open about the fact that her views were indefensible. They were not more indefensible than many of the mainstream views about Palestinians, but indefensible still.
But the idea that the argument above dodges the content of Thomas' remark is simply false.”
JohnFromCensornati on Jun 9, 2010 at 08:20:00
“"Everyone, you included, point out Ms. Thomas' age as if that is somehow a mitigating factor in her comments."
Well, it's obvious that you didn't read this blog. Scheer did *not* point out her age. He quoted Richard Cohen and Cohen's point was *not* that this was a mitigating factor. He was claiming a long history of anti-Israeli sentiment.
"I would contend that one doesn't become a bigot as one ages; her comments reflect long held beliefs."
Is that because you're an expert on bigotry? Nobody's experience could be different from yours?
"You are using her outrageous remarks to launch an argument on another topic, most likely because you can't defend the indefensible."
Here's what Scheer said: "The few sentences uttered by her were, as she quickly acknowledged, wrong--deeply so, I would add."”