“Good for you! Too bad you're not the one in charge here. All I keep reading are these flimsy reasons to justify some strange perception of a sexual affair taking place when it appears clearly they were normal well-adjusted people taking care of a child who happened to not be their biological offspring.
In other words: You have no support but you still need to make them pedophiles so you feel better about yourself.”
“Thank you for that valuable insight into the mind of a person who nobody cares about. This is actually fairly common practice among families that send their children into highly competitive sports for semi-pro or pro-levels. Gymnasts and ice skaters come to mind first.”
“"I'm glad the girl is alive and unharmed" - By who? The people that her mother entrusted her to for professional dance lessons to be a professional dancer and not some toe-tapping kiddo? Or do you mean the police that assumed based on their skin color to make these decisions and then when confronted with hard evidence to continue to resist and force the issue?
Get with reality, my dear friend, the train has left the station and you seem hellbent on missing it.”
“What justified their investigation? An amber alert? Some known issue? These police started an investigation based solely on skin color and assumed the worse. If anything their most basic premise to search has been found unconstitutional on numerous occasions. It wasn't like they were being 'careful' they were being willfully ignorant to the matters at hand and attempted to find a cause for their own racism.”
“Too bad falling CO2 emissions don't offset the last century and a half of carbon emissions. Oil and Gas are a necessary evil for the time being but it doesn't mean we should revel in them, we should be looking to displace them quickly and efficiently.
This is where the whole argument falls apart for them, they refuse to acknowledge their time is limited, instead they would rather run the planet into the ground while making every last buck they before it all falls down on them.”
“Cause that's how we discuss our schools of higher learning....I know sports are as close as most Americans can ever get to attending these truly great institutions but almost every school in Division I sports in the NCAA is a great Tier 1 or 2 University with a historically great set of programs..”
“I'm calling shenanigans because the issue you are claiming applies to insurance offered to workers in the secular businesses of the Church. If you want to debate whether contraception should be available at a Catholic or Christian run hospital you've already failed because they have to provide normal medical services regardless of religious obligations as a medical provider.
So the long and short of it is: if you don't want to behave like a business then stop being one. Sell the hospitals off and go back to being a religion in the most strict sense. Trying to prevent secular employees from having access to birth-control and other treatments is ludicrous.”
Valerie Finnigan on Sep 9, 2012 at 01:32:49
“And there is a huge difference between refusing to pay for elective contraception coverage and preventing someone from getting any contraception. Anyone who wants birth control is still free to get it on their own dime.”
Valerie Finnigan on Sep 9, 2012 at 01:31:01
“Catholic hospitals don't have to provide elective contraception or abortion. Seventh Day Adventist Hospitals don't have to serve hot food on Saturdays. Oh, and healing the sick is part of the religion, while dictating to religious people and organizations what professions they can or can't become involved with is rank discrimination.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
John Quincy Adams
Martin Van Buren
James K. Polk
Chester A. Arthur
The list goes on and on. Military service doesn't constitute good leadership. If anything those who have served are about even with those who haven't to intervene in a war. They're tied currently at 4-4 for intervening in wars without service and with.”