“Anyone threatened by her participating or even winning is missing an important point to all of this. That being the sharing of culture to a new audience. It often takes an outsider to do this. In the US there's been an endless list of immigrants becoming leaders in fields once acknowledged as being uniquely Anglo-American. This certainly includes the arts.”
“The comments here would be funny if not for the over reach of authorities and seriousness of the situation. Teenagers get written permission from parents everyday to attend events with adults, even some across state lines. From class fieldtrips to recreational outings like skiing to competitions of every kind of endeavor.
But the point really is that in some areas of the US, a black man with a white girl isn't seen as normal. She might not only have been his step daughter, but his actual biological daughter.
And Hurds so called alias is most likely his stage name. Does anyone actually believe John Wayne was born John Wayne?”
“I'm sorry but why did they need a traumatic loss at all? And given the nature of the show, why would executive producer Steve Callaghan try to apply real life logic to this scenario? I really hope this all just some sort of gag!”
“So we're all entitled to our opinions but this "lady" is not only entitled to hers but with a security perimeter and armed guards. Chalk another one up for jesus! Christianity is truly a fragile ideology.”
jamiller85 on Nov 18, 2013 at 21:01:00
“IS there any proof that had a muslim or atheist or any other religion been preaching there they would not have gotten the same set up? If the answer to that is no then I on't see a problem. Also if the preacher whose message I don't agree with didn't ask for all that but the university decided that to protect themselves then no problem. At the end of the day this student brought this on himself he was given several chances to leave and chose not to he then resisted a lawful arrest.”
“Of course they do, and the clue is the Dems support both. Hence, the deal that has always been the farmbill. But Repubs seem to miss the point that foodstamps generate something like $1.70 for every $1.00 supplied in the economy, through grocery outlets, food distributors, and growers!”
Gerald Dick on Nov 7, 2013 at 23:06:38
“No the reason the food stamp and farm bill was together is to get the votes from both urban and rural congressmen. Or otherwise known as cya.”
“And then it was hijacked by Republicans. Hence, the Repub-subsidy Demo-foodstamp package agreement called the farmbill. Repubs go back to their rural constituents and point to that as an example of how their looking out for them, and of course, Billionaires.”
Gerald Dick on Nov 7, 2013 at 22:50:45
“So do the democrats in rural areas. Get a clue will ya!”
“So the "number of the beast", supposedly relevant during Armegeddon, is also somehow relevant for the number of runners during a race? If god wanted people to count numbers for all things only to 665, the supreme being might have had the forethought to mention it!”
“Actually no. Treason is clearly defined in the Constitution. And, as suggested in the article, forming new states, even from ones already recognized, is not only acceptable under existing law, has been done in the past. Hence, West Virginia.”
“Two supposedly "trained" grown men should be able to take down, as in arrest, a paranoid schizophrenic, with one arm and one leg, in a wheelchair, armed with a simple pen. Oh, I'm sorry Ballpoint pen! A nightstick could have solved that "problem". NONE OF US ARE SAFE!”
Klein bottle on Nov 5, 2013 at 23:07:48
“If this was a fountain pen, I would agree with you, but he had a ballpoint.
“Right, that's why my dogs slap their paws on the cabinet door holding their treats and sniff all the way around it, and never figure out the combination. The cat walks right up and pulls open the door. She not only figured it out, she remembers!”
homer winslow on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:30:38
“I had a rottie named Beaux, not Carl, who could turn doorknobs with his mouth. He would open the door and the other Rottie and the Boxer would escape, then Beaux would lay down and pretend he was the good dog.”